Month: July 2015

Keep My Eyes: A Quote & Encouragement

I can’t seem to ‘see the forest for the trees’, so I will just keep my eyes on You.” ~Candice There is no other place I would rather be than walking alongside Yeshua Jesus. But sometimes, storms blow in out of nowhere, blocking the Son’s light, and even blocking out much of the faith that seemed so readily available when there was no storm at all. I find myself, in these moments, having to “remember my training” if you will. It is very easy to panic when a trial hits, and instead of standing your ground, you run for the hills. Lately, I have just been scratching my head. …having done all else, stand. (Ephesians 6:13) Confusion doesn’t help either. You feel so tossed and driven that you can’t tell up from down. In these moments it is best to simple stand…and wait on Him, and say, “Amen. Your will, not my will.” The answer to my recent prayers, in the midst of this particular storm (and its a doozy) is to “Keep my eyes …

Why I Write: A Quote & Question

I began writing about power because I had so little.” ~Octavia E. Butler If you ask most writers, published or not, why they commit themselves and endless hours of their lives to writing, and or the topics they choose to write about, many will take pause before giving you their answer. For most, the answer is multi-layered, generally revolving around the sun of cathartic warmth. We write to obtain release from pressure, we write, like the late Octavia E. Butler, because we feel powerless in our real world, but we are in complete control over the worlds we create. (Even that is to a degree…strong willed character’s will fight their creators.) My reasons for writing, my layers begin with a sense of “have to.” To not write means I am making the commitment to become a tense, grumpy grouch, with very little focus. I become stagnant in all things as the weight of words that need release, have taken me hostage. The characters in my imagination begin gnawing off my mental ears, blinding my eyes with the veil of …

Song of Strength: Musical Interlude

I realize that we each live in seasons of life; joy or sadness, pain or pleasure, peace or war, soundness or confusion, seasons that differ from the person next to us.  In the spirit of that knowledge, I share this song for those who are in a season of pain and sorrow, or confusion, whatever it may be, to encourage your heart in the Love of Yeshua Jesus. God knows, He cares and He is with you. The book of Psalms 126 says, he who sows in tears shall reap in gladness. The Word promises to turn our mourning into dancing. (Psalm 30) So don’t give up. Don’t give in. Keep trusting God and wrest in His loving embrace. ~Poiema Poetry in Motion what do you do when the life you planned is shattered and what do you say when the one you love is gone how do live seems like no hope for tomorrow pain doesnt care where you live or who you are[chorus:] Lord you see my life is broken and i dont know …

Bread of Heaven: A Word of Rejoicing

Jeremiah 15:16 Your Words were found, and I fed on them, and Your Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart. For Your Name is called on me, O Lord (YHVH) God of Hosts.” When I read this yesterday afternoon, I absolutely wept with thanksgiving. The words of truth and revelation came to life in an instant as I basked in the glorious presence of King Jesus in worship and adoration. So often, people miss the graciousness of God and His lavish love for His children. Although we lift our hands as an offering to Him, we are the ones who receive. “Your words were found, and I fed on them.” Yeshua Jesus is the Living Word of God and He alone is the Bread of Heaven. John 1:1 “In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” I have been meditating on the term “Poiema” meaning Poem, and how we, the beloved children of God, are His Poetry in motion (Ephesians 2:10.) To …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: July 27th

  OPENING LINE (S): “His/Her heart seemed to burst with emotion at the sight of the waterline. The flooding had damaged everything in a three mile radius of the river, but the little church, his/her recent investment, their last chance at hope, stood as a dry beacon of promise, perched on the slopping hillside.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email toicameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A …

Purpose To Fulfill!: Awesome Message By Bishop Tony Miller

You want to know why Joshua survived the wilderness? It’s because his PURPOSE had NOT YET been FULFILLED! You want to know why YOU are going to survive the storms of YOUR life? It’s because the things you’ve been PROMISED (Your purpose has not) have not yet been FULFILLED!…YOU were born for a better day!” ~ Bishop Tony Miller WOOHOO! This WORD is on FIRE!!!!! I don’t know about you, but I have been walking through a “wilderness” for a long time, and though I have wanted to faint, the Holy Spirit said “No!” Why? Because my PURPOSE HAS NOT YET BEEN FULFILLED! I WILL survive this. My later will be greater and so will yours if we faint not! “You have to do something with what you’ve got. Its not what you’ve LOST that matters, but what you’ve GOT LEFT, because what you’ve got left is your AVENUE to what you’ve been PROMISED!” Take a listen and be blessed! ~Poiema: Poetry in Motion

Woven: A Word and Musical Interlude

This month, this new year of my life has been woven with many different and new threads. Some of them have been pulled so tightly against my being that I have thought I would be cut in two. Others have glided around my soul with the Grace of silk, or the finest of cotton. In His hands my ashes become beauty, a beauty formed and woven in a magnificent tapestry. So many threads, so many different colors and textures. Some I care for and others I loathe, but I have learned that in the hands of the Heavenly Father, every thread, every thread, forms the miracle of a life filled with His glory. Psalm 56:8 You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book? He has woven me (Psalm 139) and He has done so acknowledging ever tear I have cried, ever ache I have felt, every lilt of laughter that has escaped my lips. Yeshua Jesus is a God of excess but He is NOT …

The Love of the Savior

Originally posted on I came for the soup…:
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.

The God Who Cares for Me

Originally posted on I came for the soup…:
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…

The Kingdom: Scripture of Joy and Peace

Romans 14:17 “…the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE and JOY in the Holy Spirit.” I had the pleasure of reading a morning devotional by Pastor Joseph Prince (www.josephprince.org) and this was the highlighted scripture. The Kingdom of God, he explained, is not outward, found in good deeds of self merit, but the Kingdom is inward, found in the wellspring of our souls having been filled with the Holy Spirit. From there flows outward to others, expressions of Righteousness, Peace and Joy. (John 7:37-39) “37Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” Be filled, beloveds, and let this Kingdom come! Cheers!