Saturday, April 27, 2013


In between arriving and departing, in between getting ready and going, in between delighting and finding, in the between of moving and staying, in between decisions and confusion, in between pausing and pressing on, in between choosing and surrendering...Jesus is there, issuing assurance, grace and mercy....whispering, TRUST ME, take My Word to heart, I am with you always, and my plans for you are marvelous!
Faith dancing requires a trusted Partner. His hand is outstretched and our small part is to follow His lead, even in times like these, even when life gets broken.  WE SHALL BEHOLD HIM, we will be equipped with lessons and the courage to FLY and bring JESUS all the GLORY. Let us run the race, or at best walk this way and let our toes dangle at the Edge of the Divine. Be encouraged by the lyrics of Sandi Patty's heart and lean on Him and participate in His profound Presence by being still.  Let us not obsessively and excessively plan...but let us accept the truth that Jesus has a better plan, and let us seek Him and rest in the stillness.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


At a very young age, my Lord planted a heart of sowing in me. The frightened little one on the right is me, little Barbie Sue.  My heavenly Father knew the plans He had for me.  These lyrics confirm His work, His purpose, His call for me to serve, using the gifts derived from specific sufferings.  Like Jesus, on my knees, stripped of pride, humbly I delight in the day that is coming...the day when I can wash the hands and faces of orphans in Chapala. After washing the feet of His befuddled disciples,  Jesus said  "Go and do likewise".  WHEN LIFE GETS BROKEN ~ by Sandi Patty is a prophecy of sorts.  LIFE on earth is filled with sunshine, cleansing rain, and thunderous weeping.  Praising God in the morning, at noon, in the evening, and while our opportunity to demonstrate our FAITH in the unseen, to prove ourselves worthy of His mercy as we TRUST HIM in all things, always. 
Hands reaching out with no one to hold.
You've been abandoned,
NO place to go.
Wounded and wanting,
such desperate times..
cold bitter tears are filling your eyes.
Get a glimpse of Jesus.
For He is right there with you.
He knows just what you need.
Cause when life gets broken
(and it most certainly will)
When you you're in despair,
He'll carry your burden.
When its too much to bear,
it's down in the vallye,
where He'll give you strength
and there is nothing you have lost that He can't replace!
He'll help you start all over again
When life gets broken 
You hoped that God would heal it...
But the storm raged anyway.
Now its hard to imagine 
how you'll make it through the days.
Weeks turn to years, times passing you by
BUT you're still holding on the how's and the why...
GET a glimpse of JESUS
For He is right there with you
He knows just what you need.
Healing waters heal our troubled souls
Jesus sweet Jesus cleanse and make us whole.

Jesus goes before us, He is ever with us,
as we sleep, as we stare in the unknown.
He is with us always,
never abandoned,
never left alone,
ever hoping we call out
Lord Jesus come,
wash over me with Thy peace.

When I am weary from work, the Holy Spirit ever within reminds me to rest in Him, to be renewed in mind by the reading of His promises. When our weeping's over, He will bid us welcome,  We shall come rejoicing, for the opportunity to sow into the lives of others, for the reaping of His constant grace and mercy, and for the JOY of bringing in the sheaves, the fruit of our labor. AMEN ~
Sowing = serving, encouraging, teaching by example. 
Reaping = collecting grace and mercy.
Sheaves = the fruit of labor.
Barbara Hoyle, a child of God

Remembering Shane King

PRAISING GOD in all things, in all ways, in every circumstance.  Shane King is absent from his decayed body and present with Jesus, his mother Yvonne, and his grandma Ellen.  Doyle King is my adopted dad and persuaded by the Holy Spirit to speak words of comfort and encouragement on Sunday April 21, 2013 as we remember the sweet spirit of Shane. "Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord."