Unfulfilled Dreams… A Reflection

Unfulfilled dreams are nightmares that haunt you. Try as you may, dreams and desires never really go away. They can be buried but they can just as easily be resurrected. What I strive for is to revive your latent dreams, that you may pursue them with GOD, should He grant your heart’s desires. His promises… Continue reading Unfulfilled Dreams… A Reflection

New Life: old or new wine skins

Breathing new life into my own, I recognise that God fills me with creativity and as I burst open with expression, I wonder: is this a new wine skin or an old one. Because I know that only the new wine skin will hold the refreshment that others need. An Examined Life was a wonderful… Continue reading New Life: old or new wine skins

Let’s Be Intentional

For me, this is The Year of the Imperative. I am not alone in believing this is a critical year in our walk with the LORD. Let’s be prepared for the year of fulfilment: http://fafw.org/view-by-sermons/sermon/136-year-of-fulfillment I am urging myself and every reader to move forward in our purposefulness. I am choosing to have minimal projects and… Continue reading Let’s Be Intentional

How to live: As though “Tomorrow is another day” vs “It’s now or never”

During December 2016 I had a prompt from deep within me: “Focus in 2017 because if you don’t do it now you won’t do it ever.” So, what drives me is this sense of urgency to do all I’ve been called to do, now. To give all to God: following His lead obediently and passionately,… Continue reading How to live: As though “Tomorrow is another day” vs “It’s now or never”

What brings Life: a reflection

Love. Joy. Peace. These are life-giving states of being. When I am full of love, I bring love to others. When I am full of the Joy of my Lord, I emanate joy and others can catch it. When I walk in God’s Shalom – His peace which passes all understanding – I offer peace… Continue reading What brings Life: a reflection

Placing Myself At God’s Disposal: a reflection

As we walk with the LORD, we always face challenges and blessings. In my case, for many months, I have had a singular desire above all others: to walk by faith, always in the spirit, and not in the flesh. “That which is spirit is spirit, and that which is flesh is flesh.” (John 3:6)… Continue reading Placing Myself At God’s Disposal: a reflection

Facing old Giants – reflection on giving away your Right of Way (Sacrifice)

Do you notice that every now and then something happens to us to stir our emotional pot? And how do we deal with it?Do we succumb to the temptation to overheat, or do we keep our cool? I find that there are situations in my life that keep playing – like a CD stuck on… Continue reading Facing old Giants – reflection on giving away your Right of Way (Sacrifice)

TOTAL SURRENDER into the NEW: an A-B-C reflection

Young couple: man and woman run together on a sunset on lake coast. Silhouette.

I’m Finishing What I Started: As we move into November, we are nearing the end of the calendar year. I for one am not stopping long to take stock, because I’m moving toward the finish line and, like-it-or-not, time is running past to accomplish all that I’m called to do this year. I have found… Continue reading TOTAL SURRENDER into the NEW: an A-B-C reflection

Keep from Idols: a reflection

Once upon a time I was a performing artist. In fact I’m coming back into the professional arena after over a dozen years’ absence. But today I’m thinking, not about now, nor the intervening years, but about the early days. This morning as I was doing my usual stretching to keep flexible… the years are… Continue reading Keep from Idols: a reflection

This Christmastime: a reflection

This Christmas is a time to remember the baby born to change the world. He has changed the world for all, even for those who do not believe. Through him, our laws reflect love and justice. Through him, we learn forgiveness, patience, kindness, gentleness. May this new year of 2017 be the beginning of the… Continue reading This Christmastime: a reflection

As America Goes to the Polls: a reflection

As America goes to the Polls and the world watches and waits, A prayer: “Sound the Trumpet Soar, Oh Angels. One speaks of Your Righteousness One You have chosen – beyond reason. Your glory prevails over All the Earth. Let Jerusalem arise. Let Peace arise. Let Truth arise. With the TRUMPet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”… Continue reading As America Goes to the Polls: a reflection

Don’t Blame the Devil

Don’t Blame the Devil Sometimes rotten things happen to us; but God is sovereign and He knows what we face. He’s here to comfort, to encourage and to help us overcome our obstacles . When you put these these two ideas together: that God is sovereign and that rotten things can happen, that suggests that… Continue reading Don’t Blame the Devil

Personality Matters: a reflection

“Good Grief” When we loose someone we love, it is natural to grieve. I’m in the grieving process, not because a loved one has died, but because I have decided to have a personality overhaul. Inevitably, parts of me will have to go… I’ve discovered that personality matters. Call me slow! I didn’t realise how… Continue reading Personality Matters: a reflection

In A Rut: a reflection

In A Rut… When I was 30, I had been teaching for nearly a decade (and loving it), was single (divorced), and unhappy. I didn’t realize it but I was in a rut. I had a career I loved, was exploring acting – which for a university Drama Grad was typical but also belated, because… Continue reading In A Rut: a reflection

Handling Unwarranted Criticism: Preparing for God’s Call

When we take a stand for Jesus, we will face opposition. Some will criticize us; much of the accusations will be unfair or untrue. Although it is one of several hurdles we face when we seek to fulfill God’s Call, there is a good feature about criticism, even the unwarranted variety. If we are slandered, it can… Continue reading Handling Unwarranted Criticism: Preparing for God’s Call

The Roots of Self-Condemnation: Preparing for God’s Call

We can be pretty hard on ourselves. Failure is inevitable and we must persevere through our mistakes in order to reach the goal: Fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. One of the last things we need do, when we are aiming to live in the fullness of God, is to put ourselves down, condemning ourselves… Continue reading The Roots of Self-Condemnation: Preparing for God’s Call

Coping with False Assumptions: Preparing you God’s Call

Those of us who seek to walk in our Calling will face opposition. Opposition makes us stronger, but in the natural, it is unpleasant and undesirable. There are all kinds of hurdles we must overcome; it is in the overcoming that we are prepared to fulfill the Call. No matter what the plans and purposes for our… Continue reading Coping with False Assumptions: Preparing you God’s Call

An Examined Life Re-Launches: a reflection

Hello. I live an examined life. It’s simply who I am: introspective, reflective, prayerful. I used to blog about my life. Then I stopped writing about my observations and the lessons life was teaching me. The last post on “A Life Examined” Blogspot was in April 2015. Now I’m starting again… picking up where I… Continue reading An Examined Life Re-Launches: a reflection

Facing Opposition: Preparing for God’s Call

“Without opposition we never become strong.” This quote – which is actually my own – hangs beneath a magnet on the fridge and is referred to by members of my family periodically. As we continue to wrestle, and to fight the good fight, we need to remember the reality of opposition. When we seek God’s… Continue reading Facing Opposition: Preparing for God’s Call

Parenting Our Children’s Abilities and Disabilities

What do we do when our perfectly good children behave consistently badly? There are so many identified conditions now that effect children … autism, Asperger’s, ADD or ADHD, OCD, ODD, specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, … shortcomings that effect their social awareness and / or interaction as well as their educational growth. Does your child… Continue reading Parenting Our Children’s Abilities and Disabilities

Seeking Breakthrough: A Practical Faith

ADVICE ON BLOGGING: SEEKING BREAKTHROUGH Seeking Breakthrough in our work: Each of us has some form of work – industry that consumes our time and hopefully allows us to express and blossom in our gifts. I am a writer, so I’ll talk about blogging, but this could be applied to any artist, or any career for… Continue reading Seeking Breakthrough: A Practical Faith

New Perspective for the New Year: How God shapes us into His image

Do you want to be and do all God has for you? I do. And I’ve discovered that in order to be ready for God’s call on my life, I need to be changed into his likeness. How does God change me? “Process Events are when God orchestrates circumstances in order to get a development phase… Continue reading New Perspective for the New Year: How God shapes us into His image

Idolising Christmas

Is there any such thing as ‘too much of a good thing?’ when it comes to Christmas? There may be. The heart of the matter of Christmas is love (see: What Is Christmas), and I’ll never think there is an excess of love in the world. But apart from the obvious ‘too much’ of food, drink… Continue reading Idolising Christmas

Finding our place in God’s Kingdom on Earth

We have skills, we have talents,  and we have gifts that God has given us. We want the opportunity to use them. But it isn’t always easy to fit ourselves into ministry. How do we find our place in God’s Kingdom building? To surrender our identity, our time, activity and desires to God, is the first step… Continue reading Finding our place in God’s Kingdom on Earth

Deep Prayer: How to get closer to Jesus

“And the word became flesh…” (John 1:14) My heart is aching, LORD. My heart aches for you, Lord.  Does this expression resonate with you? Have you ever wondered, “How do I pray when I’m hurting?” Do you find relief and intimacy with God, or do you often get stuck at times of pain, depression or challenge?… Continue reading Deep Prayer: How to get closer to Jesus