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A Year in My Life

“Something happening here, it ain’t exactly clear…”

I am truly amazed and stunned by the events of this past year!  There were very high moments contrasted by the terribly tragic ones…certainly nothing I ever saw coming.  Therefore, to my best effort I am telling the story of why my posts have been sporadic and certainly not deeply inspirational.  Life is unpredictable at best.

Last May/June 2017 I went on the dream trip of a lifetime; to Israel, Jordan, and surrounding Holy Land sites.  It was a deep longing in my heart for 40+ years.  There is no way to relate how absolutely fabulous that journey was: the people, the history, God’s Presence, the majesty and wonder, the food, the friends I made, the shopping, and the encounters that wrapped me in ecstatic bliss while I were there.Then I took my first trip to the Emergency Room in Jerusalem to deal with the AFib attack on my heart, with lots of prayer I was released in only a few hours.  This was the first of many attacks and fierce battles that began my year.

Arriving home, my husband and I joyfully went to a Christian Conference in Southern California in mid-June.  While there I fell off 4 steps to the ground twisting and severely bruising my knees and feet, tearing the meniscus in my right knee.  Another trip to the ER and about two months of elevating my knee for swelling and pain.

During that time I had three more visits to the ER with more AFib problems and two cardioversions, where they stop your heart then use the paddles on your chest to electrically restart your heart.  “CLEAR!”  They had no idea why this was happening since my heart was strong and healthy.  The battle was growing more fierce though through all of that I knew God was with me.

My daughter and I took a road trip to Texas in August, to visit family and go to another conference (we have such hunger in our hearts to see the Lord moving, we will sacrifice all to seek out what He is doing in other places).  My car broke down in the middle of the desert on a 104 degree day…warfare, but we saw God’s hand in every situation.

When we got back home, really all I could do was journal…


take classes, get more involved with people (my favorite thing), join groups in the church, and just live in the grace.

October 9, 2017  The wildfires plundered Sonoma County, burning everything in its path.  Our entire neighborhood burned to the ground. So unimaginably tragic!  The fire stopped 200 yards from our house, but everything else was gone…total miracle.

This is our neighborhood.  Everyone was effected and traumatized, and still coping with the loss of everything.

There is tons of stories I could retell and they would prove God is real. 

Two weeks ago I had surgery on my foot to repair some bone and cartilage  degeneration, finding I also had a broken bone, which caused pain for a very long time,  I am now in a cast for 3 months.

In closing, throughout all of the ordeals and seemingly harsh circumstances, I have remained strong, by God’s grace.  I can truly say, “God is good, He is always good.”  He has never left me strengthening me every day.  My love for Him as grown more deeply because of the trust and faith in His ability to be faithful to my heart.  I am looking forward to the future that will bring new adventures, new dreams, and new resources to our lives. Now I have more time to blog, create and paint…endless amounts of hours to bless you my friends!

 

PS- New changes are coming!

Prophetic Word

Prophetic Word for March

I’m feeling the impression to bring a word of hope today, inspired for this season.  Maybe it will encourage you.

All these years the Lord has been depositing seeds into your spirit, from promises, from encounters, and people speaking into your life. They have been dormant for a while, perhaps a very long time. Perhaps you have forgotten or thought with discouragement that those promises would never come to pass, or you have begun to give up, that you have just been forgotten. Remember God’s promises are “YES” and “AMEN”!  Even if you don’t feel or know any specific promise or word given to you, begin to claim what God has promised in His word.  There are so many promises in the Bible regarding health, provision, children, etc.  His  word abides forever, there is no expiration date!

Those promised and inspired words need to be watered with prayer,  believing God for them to take root, and an unwavering knowing that He loves you and always keeps His promises. Watering will bring them to life, even after decades of being dormant.  Those promises will begin to sprout.  This is the day that those seedling will begin to come forth bursting from the ground of your spirit, fulfilled in a way that you can not even imagine.  The  provision for those promises are from God’s own hand.  The soil that those seeds were deposited into is now fertile and crafted to give nourishment to what is to come. They will begin to bring forth fruit, bearing abundance not only for you but the world around you. Now is the time! Now is the time! Now is the time!  Water!

 

Happy New Year -2015

Happy New Year

Annie2015This is a new year and a new day!  Things are changing and will never be the same…get ready, fasten your seat belts, we are leaving the old behind and traveling on a new road towards the Promised Land!  The dreams, prophecies, promises, and desires that have alluded you in the past, maybe for years, is now within your grasp.  It is a new day dawning and an adventure of no limitations is coming, if you want it.

Begin to listen for God’s voice speaking the NEW things that He has prepared for you…things that you have never heard before because He is providing clarity and purpose to your dreams and vision, so that you can walk in a new way! Beloved, He is waiting!

Be Who You Were Created to Be

Setting the World on Fire

St. CatherineDon’t you love this quote?!

Most of us don’t live in our fullest potential and nor do we walk in what God created us to be.  Primarily  because we can’t see it! We don’t know what it is we are called to do or our true purpose in this life.  We have every resource of Heaven, with power that comes from the Holy Spirit, and the wisdom and knowledge that comes from the Father to accomplish whatever our heart desires.  We have God living inside of us!  That is why Jesus said we shall do greater things than He did (while on Earth)…we could set the world on fire with the Kingdom of God. What are you dreaming of?  It could be a clue to what you are called to.

Begin to seek the Lord why you were created, ask Him how He feels about your life, potential, and purpose. You will be surprised by what He reveals to you because of His great love for you.  Believe, step out in faith, take risks…He loves the trusting hearts of His children.

Devotion

Who Are You Devoted To?

photo 1 (3)I just made these framed letters to make a “Devotion” sign for my office.  It may look a little skewed because it doesn’t quite fit on this shelf – it will eventually go on the top of the shelving unit, but I could not take one more picture with the pink paint on the walls…ugh! (As soon as I finish the baseboards in the closet I will begin to paint everything!)

At 2:30 am- when I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep yesterday morning, I  decided to spend some time with the Lord and got a cup of coffee. While waiting on Him, I was reminded of an experience I had on September 11, 2001.  Yes, on 911.  My son called me and said to turn on the t.v. – not explaining why; only to see the horrific news of the terrorist attack on our country.  Later that day, after being shaken and fear trying to affect my spirit, I had a vision.  It was Jesus walking in the wilderness with many people behind Him.  As He stood there, He had a staff in His hand and said, “Look to Me!”  He then pounded the staff into the ground and a shock wave shook everything around me.  The vision ended.

I suddenly remembered the story of Moses in the Bible, when he made a bronze serpent on a staff so that anyone who was bitten by a serpent, would live if they looked at the fiery serpent he held (Numbers 21:9).  Jesus even mentioned Moses in the verses found in John 3: 14-15 – “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”.  And John 12: 32, “And I, if I am lifted up…I will draw all men (people) to Me.”

en2006lp.nfo o bfWatching the events of that day, I realized that I began to feel fear and anxiety. Jesus was showing me in the vision that He was stronger than any circumstance, no matter how devastating.  I only needed to look to Him for my provision, comfort, and salvation.

My devotion to Jesus only strengthened that significant day.  If we look to Him, He will keep us.

I know the world looks dark with all the negative things we hear in the news everyday, but our eyes must be turned to look at Jesus – our only hope.

(I am reminded of the ABBA song ….)
“Don’t go wasting your emotion, lay all your love on me.  Don’t go sharing your devotion, lay all your love on me.”