PERFECTION

This past Sunday, I had the honor and blessing to snuggle and love on just one particular baby boy at the NICU of one of local hospitals. I am so honored and blessed to be a small part of this special ministry.

I was able to hold this little guy two different times for about a total of two hours. Whenever I am sitting there rocking one of the wee ones, I get lost in thought and prayer just gazing upon their precious face, lost in the tranquility of the moment, especially as they are sleeping so peacefully.  Continue reading “PERFECTION”

PUZZLING TIMES

Over the holidays I discovered something else that I am NOT an expert at!

 

You ask, “What can that possibly be?”

“Jigsaw puzzles,” I quickly reply! Continue reading “PUZZLING TIMES”

OUR SUPERNATURAL GOD

As humans, don’t we tend to live and view life focusing on things that relate to our five senses in a humanly way?

The way we perceive life through our senses affects and influences the way we see God working.

Have you ever thought that God callS us to see Him working using our “spiritual” senses?

 

 

SIGHT…..What we can physically SEE with our eyes is what is usually our reality.

Maybe God is calling us to develop spiritual eyes to see how He is constantly working in our lives even if we do not physically see Him.

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  –John 20:29  (NIV)

 

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SOUND….The things we can audibly HEAR with our ears from so many others is what we believe.

Maybe God is calling us to develop spiritual ears to hear His voice only; the only voice that matters.

“My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.”  –John 10:27  (NIV)

 

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TASTE…The food we actually TASTE is what we seek more of.

Maybe God is calling us to develop spiritual food to seek more of Him…to taste how good He truly is.

Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!  –Psalm 34:8 (NLT)

 

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TOUCH…..With the sense of touch we can FEEL a gamut of emotions from anger to happiness.

Maybe God is calling us to develop a spiritual sense of His touch, with His compassion, in our lives.

Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”  –Mark 1:41 (NLT)

 

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SMELL….The aromas we can SMELL can influence our moods.

Maybe God is calling us to develop a spiritual fragrance that is pleasing to Him.

For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.   –2 Corinthians 2:15 (NIV)

 

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

One special way that I ushered in this Christmas and holiday season was by attending a dinner and musical production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” hosted by Family Life Network, a Christian Radio Station that spans much of New York and Pennsylvania. Continue reading “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL…….

Yes, that means, YOU, the one reading these words!

 

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL….

Let those words sink into your heart and mind.

 

Do you know who thinks you are most beautiful?

God, your Father, the One who thought of you and created YOU and formed you in your mother’s womb.  His view of you is the only one that counts!

 

He has you alive to fulfill His design for you.
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LETTING GO

Letting go can be a difficult task for most of us I believe.
Have you ever thought about that we are not alone in our letting go?

 

What are some common things we might have to let go of?

 

–The security of our familiar surroundings if a job relocates us

–Our good health when suddenly an unexpected crisis occurs

–The close proximity of a child who moves half way across the world

–A relationship that can not be reconciled

–A person whom we love dearly passes from this life

–When the direction of your life might not line up with God’s way

 

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OFFERING

Take a few minutes to think about your favorite song and who sings it. 

 

 What does the song remind you of?

Why does it hold such special meaning for you? 

 

Be prepared, as I might just ask you these same questions at the end so you can share too!  😉

 

I know you are sitting there, reading this and wondering what could be Christine’s favorite song and artist? Well, you might actually know.  That is, if you have paid close attention to some of my prior writings!  😉

Yes, my favorite song is…

Offering by Third Day

Did you get it right?

 

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A TIME OF REFRESHMENT

What constitutes a time of refreshment for you?

 

For me, this past Thursday-Sunday provided me with my personal definition of a time of refreshment.

 

–Time at a peaceful, beautiful holy place on a lake
–A peaceful, scenic drive soaking in God’s wondrous creation 

 

 

–Walking outside to see the lake and the sun
–A simple room with just a bed & small desk/chair/sink
–No other place to go
–No other commitments or activities to do
–No other outside people vying for my attention
–Quiet time alone
–Serving others in Christ
–Loving others as God does Continue reading “A TIME OF REFRESHMENT”

LESSONS FROM THE ARK

We are probably all pretty familiar with one of the well known Bible stories of Noah and the Ark, right?

Have you really taken time to think of what lessons we can learn and apply to our lives from the story?

Honestly, I probably never did until I heard a discussion about it recently.  Come along with me so we can take a deeper look into the lessons and parallels we can reflect on this week. Continue reading “LESSONS FROM THE ARK”

JUST BE HELD

Where your passion meets your compassion there is your gift.

This past week I believe one of my passions met not only my compassion but God’s compassion too. I sensed His presence.

 

 

I marvel at God’s orchestrating people and circumstances in our lives. As I’m sure you know by now one of my passions is to hold babies and love on them. There’s just something so sweet and precious about snuggling with this loving, innocent creation that God formed. Continue reading “JUST BE HELD”