Archive for April 2007

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Change Is On The Way

By Tess Martinez “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV) You kept hounding me with Your relentless love, whispering in […]

Take A Deep Breath

This morning while putting the dishes in the dishwasher I was praying, or should I say begging. In the midst of my mutterings, sweet and kind Holy Spirit whispered to me, “Take a deep breath Brenda. You take yourself way to serious. I want you to enjoy this day. Just talk to me, keep it […]

Tale Of Two Dogs, Choose Life

By Veryl Williams “I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live (Deuteronomy 30:19 Amplified) My Prayer Oh Father, how excited I am to be in this place of […]

Coming Into Your Presence

By Tess Martinez Your Whispers And Swaying Branches Thank you for the many robust trees abounding to the left of and at the front of our simple dwelling. Standing on our terrace at night, watch the swaying branches and feel the strong winds from nearby Laguna Lake caressing our whole body is a wholesome feeling […]

Cactus And A Crown Of Thorns

A cactus spread out, like a grand affair Appearing to be such a prickly pear Living in the heat of desert’s day This is life, it knows no other way Living where others wouldn’t dare Growing without much effort or care Time worn, rough on most every edge Nature hoped to rob, beauty pledged On […]

Dwell In The Secret Place

A moment with Him is better Than a thousand other days Dwell in the Secret Place There, He will reveal His ways He is waiting! When your hearts meet In a place of sweet reflection Abiding together as one You are far from the enemy’s detection He is waiting! He will reward in the open […]

Of Shovels And Butterflies

With hands shoved deep into my pockets, I walked with my head down to hide the tears in my eyes. Who I was hiding them from? God! I don’t know. Even if someone drove by they couldn’t see my tear stained face. Warm breezes of early summer drifted through my hair, mocking the chill in […]

My Journey Of Personal Transformation

In The Beginning There are some things, some areas in my life which are in need of healing, things from the time of my conception. I have discovered certain tendencies in my life which do not give glory to Him, nor serve or benefit my own growth or the growth of my family. I have […]

Prayer Of A King And Priest

“√Ę‚ā¨¬¶and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever […]

When You Sing Me a Lullaby

My Little World and Your Lullaby By Tess Martinez “Thou near or far we’ll go, through cold on wintry morn. To see you and greet you with the early morning song.” It is a sweet lullaby I remember with fondness and will always sing in my heart. It awakens my longing for You during my […]