Whimsical Thursday- A Place in the Shade

16 01 2014

The pursuit of whimsy, the light-hearted, yet serious, adventure.

Sometimes love means finding a place…

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in the shade to enjoy God’s beautiful creation.

“…rest yourselves under the tree.” Genesis 18:4


Whimsical Saturday- Looking Up

14 12 2013

The pursuit of whimsy, the light-hearted, yet serious, adventure.

Love sometimes means looking up…

Looking Up

to find your way in this world.

“Set your mind of the things above, not on the things that are on the earth,
for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God”
Colossians 3:2-3

Whimsical Monday- Lunch

26 08 2013

The pursuit of whimsy, the light-hearted, yet serious, adventure.

Love can be as simple as a 30-minute lunch

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with a new friend in the middle of a busy day!

Share with the LORD’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality
Romans 12:13

Making the Path Straight

24 05 2013

After a long tumultuous year, I got the strangest blessing this past weekend. We went to a ministry called House of Expression, a ministry focused on doing life well. The teaching was on Papa God and hearing from Him. To practice from hearing His voice, we all had to create a prophetic drawing. We exchanged our prophetic art by drawing a random piece out of a hat, and we asked Papa for an interpretation of the drawings.

The drawing I received was of a person wandering on a crooked path through the woods who comes out into the sun, receives a whole heart, and is walking on a straight path. After our previous year’s journey and heartache, the drawing spoke to my heart instantly. We had stepped in faith believing God was leading us to serve a ministry in Hawaii. After several months, we weren’t getting work, and our plans didn’t seem to be working out. Eventually, we had to return to our home state, and we had no idea what we were going to do next and were crushed by our experiences.

Since we perplexed by our journey (and more than a little skeptical), we were cautiously returning to our previous life. However, Papa God also allowed to take steps that might allow us to return to Hawaii. As we completed each step, an opportunity also began to crystallize for us to remain on the mainland. This opportunity would have provided for a normal, “comfortable” life, but our dream of returning to Hawaii seemed to hang in the balance.

The art’s relevancy becomes clear because after I interviewed for the mainland job, Papa God presented us a choice. We could follow the opportunity on the mainland where we would need less of Him, or we could follow our dream where we would need Him more. Work would be less certain here, and I would have to be away from my family for indefinite amount of time. However, as we stepped out in faith again, Papa God made the way clear. It was as if Proverbs 3:5-6 was coming true. We chose to follow God and trust Him, and He has begun repairing our hearts and making our path straight.

Day 30 Journal (and a thank you)

21 05 2013

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the beauty of the Hawaiian culture.  I ask you to bring unity between the communities of the Hawaiian Islands.  For the people from the remotest parts of the islands to have and feel a deep connection with those for the more populated areas.  Thank you for the love that the people have for each other and the strong community bonds, and please grow those bonds deeper.

In Your Name, AMEN!

Author’s Note: If you followed me (or checked in sometimes) on this 30 Day Journey through the prayer, thank you.  Thank you for joining your prayers with mine for the people and lands of Hawaii. You have my deepest gratitude

Day 29 Journal

20 05 2013

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for the faithful pastors who serve the churches and communities of Hawaii.  I pray for supernatural provision for them, so their families’ needs may be met.  Also please protect them from physical and spiritual attacks.  I thank You for the joy of knowing You and that these faithful men and women may serve You out of an overflow from their relationship with you.

In Your Name, AMEN!

Day 28 Journal

19 05 2013

Dear Jesus,

I thank you for faithful men and women who serve You here in Hawaii, and I ask you to give them encouragement today! Jesus, I also ask for those who are proclaiming a partial gospel to be convicted by Holy Spirit. Let their message be changed by a vibrant encounter with You. For the enemy behind their lies, I ask you to bind him and remove the cloud created by his lies. Jesus let the fullness of Your gospel be proclaimed!

In Your Name, AMEN!