Advent: Awe and Wonder Day 17

**During Advent 2014 I will be reposting a few blogs from Advent: Awe and Wonder 2013. Enjoy!**

 

Day 17 Awe and Wonder

On this Tuesday morning my you seek out your Great Shepherd. If you are lost…He will go to the depths to find you. If you are lonely…He will cover you like a blanket and fill the empty spaces in your heart. If you are in need of forgiveness…His is ever abundant. Let this Advent be a time of healing, restoration and renewal.

Today’s Advent Scripture from THE VOICE Advent readings: Ezekiel 34:12

 In the same way one shepherd seeks after, cares for, and watches over his scattered flock, so will I be the guardian of My sheep. I will be their Rescuer! No matter where they have scattered, I will go to find them. I will bring them back from the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day.

 

See my video blog below…

 

Question for you…

Is there anything keeping you from allowing God, the Great Shepherd, to bring you back into His loving arms––His fold––like a shepherd would a lost sheep?

Thoughts? Ideas? Questions?

Leave a comment…let’s chat!

Snow Globes & Comfort Zones

Some days I just wish life were contained in a comfy, simple snow globe cottage. Wouldn’t that be nice? Where we could snuggle in and just BE. But, the reality is that life is not as simple as my snow globe cottage. No. It is messy, and chaotic, and dramatic. And there are people outside our globes who need us even in our messy and dramatic and chaotic. You see, Jesus calls us to come, find rest. Snuggle in with Him, yes. But He also calls us to break out of our snow globe comfort zones and BE THE CHURCH. Be His hands. Walk in the shoes of the least of these which He loves dearly. Speak His truth with bold faith out of servant love. Yes. Let’s not stay in our snow globe cottages long this Christmas. Might I even say, let us RISE UP! and break through barriers that have so long kept us from fulfilling our God-given purpose…starting with making Jesus famous first.

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This was just a little something I posted on Instagram and Facebook yesterday. Would love to connect with you there!

Sneak Peeks of The Becoming class

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When the lovely artist and all around inspiring woman, Jeanne Oliver asked me to participate and share my heart in the upcoming class Becoming I said YES! with out hesitation. I hope you will too!

I blogged about it several weeks ago but I wanted to give you a few sneak peek pictures of what I created for my art video. It is so fun and I know you will want to make a journal too.

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During my time in the Becoming class I will share my story of what God is showing me personally about who I am in Christ. I can’t wait to encourage YOU as well in your own journey.

In case you missed my last blog post about Becoming, click HERE to read about the other teachers involved in Jeanne Oliver’s new class that starts in January 6!

Class Trailer:

 

Course Description (From Jeanne Oliver):

This January join 20 women for an 8 week study all about finding your true identity in Christ.  Each week you will hear unfolding stories from the women in this study.  We will be sharing truths about who the Lord says we are and our personal journeys to accepting those truths.

We will also have fun creative videos that follow the study where the women will share one of their gifts. Think guitar playing, bread making, painting, entertaining and more.  You know I can’t have a course without sharing how the Lord uses our creativity! My hope is that the study will give you fresh eyes for the Lord and yourself.  When we know who we are in Christ it changes everything and opens our paths and gifts in incredible new ways.
Some of us are carrying around “truths” about ourselves that are flat out lies and it time to lay them down

This study will be open and honest, real, Bible based and a bit of creativity too.  We hope you will join us January 6, 2015 for this free online study!

Click Here to learn more how to register…it is FREE!!!!

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