Year: 2014

The Love of the Savior

I can touch more than the hem of Your Garment. I can touch Your heart.” ~Candice Coates Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ, the Mighty Right Hand of God, God Himself, the Creator of all and the Lord of all, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, The Mighty King made Himself humble just to be near to us. How great the depth of His love, often misunderstood, often misrepresented. But His light is too fierce for darkness to overshadow. His love is tenacious and open for us all in Spirit, Grace and Truth.

Fountains of Living Water

  I want to share a word of Joy and Faith for Sukkot (Tabernacles) The (ceremony called ) Hoshana Rabbah is done on the last day of the festive days. It is believed that the amount of RAIN WATER FALL would be determined on this day. Through rain are our seeds fed and made able to bring fourth fruits. (Sukkot also celebrates the previous years provision with thanksgiving). In Zechariah 14:16-19 we read the support of this. BUT OH WHAT JOY DO WE HAVE IN YESHUA OR KING AND MESSIAH! For not ONLY did He fulfill His Word in Tabernacling with us, but He fulfilled Isaiah 55 “Oh everyone who thirst come to the waters…” We find our Messiah in the Gospel of John 7:37-39 offering these very life giving waters with power and grace! “On the last and greatest day (Hoshana Rabbah) of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living …

Random Thoughts of Doing and Delighting

I am having a lot of those right now…random thoughts. I think mostly its because of the change in the seasons, and with the change in nature I have this desire for other changes. I want to change my surroundings, I want to change the way I manage my time. (I don’t know if you know this, but sometimes having control of your schedule often times can lead to poor usage of your time. This is mostly due to the fact that we begin to believe we have all the time in the world.) I want to control. I suppose I need to remind myself (AGAIN) to just go with the flow without growing slack. Part of my problem is I battle with being an over achiever. I measure things, I weigh their value, I count ALL THE TIME. I mean I will count as I walk down the stairs or hallway. It sounds so OCD. YIKES! Its not OCD, it is actually a way that that ugly controlling attitude is rearing its head. “2o …

Writing Prompt: Did Somebody Say Murder?!

  Writing Prompt Time: 20-45min RULES: Imagine you are the number one suspect in a murder investigation, (it can be old west, intergalactic, whatever), but all the investigators are concerned about, and keep asking you about is why you are wearing the color BLUE. *This prompt can be serious or quirky, it really is a matter of your imagination. Cheers! And as always, REMEMBER, if you participate in the challenge, please add a link back to this page and share your results! I shall have my results posted next Tuesday.

Writing Prompt: The First Line

  TIME LIMIT: 30min CHALLENGE: The opening line of every story, and ever poem, every movie, etcetera, is one that gives the audience a sample of what is to come. It sets the stage for the characters and presents the tension or laughter that awaits those who are following along within our imaginations. When we write (when I write) I do my best to make sure that the first line hooks my readers. But what if you don’t have control over WHAT that first line says, or for that matter the LAST line either? In this challenge you are to use 30 minutes or less to write a story or a poem using both a generic opening line as well as ending line.  Let’s get our jars out once again! RULES: *note* have each group prepared before you begin drawing from the jar(s) this way your drawing process will be more authentic and random. 1.  Put 5 nouns in a jar. Example: She, He, The Cat etc. 2. Next 5 words like IS, WAS, HAS …

The God Who Cares for Me

The God Who made the firmament, Who made the deepest sea, The God Who put the stars in place is the God Who cares for me.” -Berg Life would not be an adventure if it did not involve heartache amid the joy and laughter, disappointment freckled upon the face of victory, struggle against the walls of breakthrough. We, as humans, have painstakingly created, or rather, tried to create pain free environments that lead others to believe that everything always goes the way we plan, nothing bad every happens, and  the expression of sadness is a sickness if nothing less a mistake. There is the lie that says there is only beauty in perfection. Unfortunately many have either willing purchased this lie or have subconsciously been carrying its burden. I am so grateful that Yeshua Jesus has gotten me to  a place where I can celebrate the imperfect, bask in my mistakes and see the beauty that can come from within them, and trust that even when EVERYTHING seems to be going wrong, He is most …

Writing Exercise: “Say again”

  I don’t know about you, but it really grinds my nerves when I am immersed in a wonderfully written story only to get distracted by the authors usage of a cliches and predictable  metaphors. These things are like jarring fists to the brain…at least in my opinion. Worst of all, as a writer myself, sometimes I am guilty of doing this; “Stick out like a sore thumb,” “One fell swoop,” “Cry over spilled milk” “Like a bat out of hell.” I think you get the picture. (Yet another overused cliche  to drive home the point. ) ARRRGGGH! It just keeps happening!” In this Writing Exercise to do exactly what the picture to the left says; stop, look, listen…and Beware of trains. Yes, trains, the cliches and overused metaphors are TRAINS! They are dangerous when not driven with care. But stop and think about what you are saying. Look at the imagery that you are creating, and listen to what it is that you have finished saying. EXERCISE: 1. Take the time and choose an …

Writing Prompt: Person, Place and Thing

Writing Prompt: Person, Place & Thing TIME LIMIT: 45 min to 50 min CHALLENGE: Nouns are such lovely things…or not things 😉 In this challenge we will gather random nouns and in 45 minutes create a poem or short story involving them. If you need any help with your choices visit my Pinterest page for some help. Follow the LINK. I have a collection of places to choose from, found on my “places of inspiration” board.  The Challenge sounds obvious but I assure you there is a bit of fun involved. RULES: Persons: Choose 5 names. Make up 5 names, male and female for  a total of 5 altogether. Write them down on five pieces of paper and set them in a pile. (or gather 5 images of people off the net that peak your interest, and put their images in a pile. (Make sure the contents of each page is hidden from your view.) Places: Choose 5 places and write them down on 5 slips of paper and set those in a pile. (Think …

Writing Guidelines…What you do with what you learn

Originally posted on I came for the soup…:
? A few weeks back I said that I would post my “rules” or “Guidelines” for writing. I have four and they are very helpful and freeing when I take time to actually reference them and apply them to my work. Just a bit of background about how these Guidelines came to be.  A few years back my eldest sister created a creative writing workshop book. I was her guinea pig. There were several workshops that I still use today. One of them that I really enjoyed was where I had to gather images that reminded me of the fictional worlds I was was creating and post them around the area that I was writing in and to see how seeing these images influenced my work. Great. The other workshop was to make a list of 4 of my favorite authors, find a quote of theirs that spoke about their writing process, and from there, come up with 4 guidelines that I could follow to help me…

Rules versus Mighty Revelation

I have, since I can remember, held firm to the belief that in any form of art, one must know the rules before they can properly break them. Being a person that is still learning to go through the process of things, I find that I often remind myself of this truth; learn the rules and then break them. Break them through revelation. In art, in writing, there are set rules for the ‘how’s’ and ‘why’s.’ Why does this color go with this one? Why must I tone my canvas before starting to paint? Why do I need to be concerned with first person narrative verses third person? You get the drift. Creating, and being good at it, involves knowledge but it also includes a great level of instinct. Both go hand in hand. Rules will only take you so far but instinct powered by Revelation can take you to heights you never dreamed of. So what is the difference between the two; Rules and Revelation? RULE:  principle governing conduct: an authoritative principle set forth …