Friday, April 3, 2009

Rubik's Cube

The other day I was on my couch getting ready to work on my Esther bible study and my little boy, Shawn, runs to me yelling "Look what I did!" He proudly handed me his Rubik's Cube and sure enough, it was completed. As I stared at it in amazement he started to giggle. A wide mischievous grin was appearing across his face. I said, "What did you do?" (by now he was laughing hysterically) He said, "Don't you see it?? I peeled off all the colors and stuck them where they should go!" We both had a good laugh and then proceeded to trick daddy later!

I thought about this, and how often we try to control how we appear on the outside. When, in order for changes to appear on the outside we must first change from the inside. It's all a matter of the heart. God is ready to do a great work in all of us. All we have to do is trust Him. The Lord said in Jeremiah 29:11-14:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and I will bring you back from captivity."

To me, this scripture is so promising!!! If we can put our trust in Him and take that small step of faith, we will start seeing changes on the outside as well as feeling amazing changes on the inside! Sometimes I feel like a Rubik's Cube, all mixed up and out of place. I am finding out that if I just let God "play" a little bit the colors start lining up. Things are starting to make sense and a new light is shed on issues that I couldn't figure out on my own.

I am praying that all of us will allow God to "play" in our lives!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Sometimes we take for granted the small things in life that God placed on this earth just for us. I like to think that He has hidden treasures for each and every one of us to find. Our own personal gem. Sometimes we have to really dig to find it other times all we need to do is open our eyes! Just seeing someone smile or laugh is a wonderful treasure. It's comforting, it makes me happy, it can warm a room. It is free and anyone can give or recieve it! So smile!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hi everybody! This is my first blog ever! Its a Sunday afternoon and I just woke up from a 3 hour nap! God sure wasn't kidding about the day of rest! I feel that EVERYONE should partake in this. Whether you take a 3 hour nap or just sit back and relax with a glass of iced tea, we all need to give ourselves a break. I think that it gives us time to sit back and reflect on our week, the encounters we had with people, and to also pray for the upcoming week.
If God rested from his work on the 7th day, we should not be surprised that we also need the rest. Jesus also demonstrated this in Mark 6:31-32.

Then, because so many people were coming and going, they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.

Jesus knows when we need to rest. And when we are doing God's work, we need to make sure that we are fully rested and renewed in order to do His work effectively. This also applies for us in our daily jobs. God desires for us to be successful and fruitful in our daily activities.
I pray that each of you is able to take some time to rest and renew your minds and bodies.

Psalm 46:10: Be still, and know that I am God.

Love you!