February 27, 2011

Praise Him In His Presence

Good Morning Everyone:

Today, why don't we just take the time to sit with our Dad and tell Him what we are thinking about, tell Him why we love Him, tell Him what we understand - and then see if He has anything He would like to share.

I woke up thinking of Him and I pray that we all linger in His presence today.
With Love, in Christ,

Good Morning Daddy!

I thank you for this day and all the days that led up to it.
Thank you for the lovely roof over my head, the protective walls, windows, doors and heat.  I appreciate the cool winds blowing in laced with the sweet sounds of the birds you created. I imagine at this moment that they too are praising you.  There is nothing else to make them sing so!

Your spirit is searching your depths, I ask that He also search mine. Reveal anything unlovely and replace it with what is inside you. I cast that debris far away now. Giving you the freedom to reign - in every inch of my existence I exist to honor Your name.

Lead me by your still water~ Quiet the falls below~Allow me to bask in your presence~for your arms ARE my stronghold.

The breeze around me is sweeping ~ fragrance across my resting face ~ The smells are pleasant and inviting ~your will is for me to see ~ your face looking with longing ~ for your body to be complete

You ask that I rise with purpose ~ to seek out your other parts ~ to bring them into your presence ~ to help your body live life.

Not for my personal satisfaction ~ but with it, that does come ~ to seek you as I seek others ~ will help this journey be strong.

You are the head everlasting ~ We are the "rest" of your tale ~when we recline in your presence ~ and allow you to raise up as one.

We must not fight your power ~ or else your body conflicts ~ your mind tells each its position ~ your sight moves us as you need.

Your strength gets us to raise in harmony ~ the efforts work to hoist the limbs ~ together we are magnificent ~ our King larger than this mere one life.

Together forever through out eternity ~ Let us all enjoy our flight

Hallelujah - Selah

February 23, 2011

Want To; Have To; Ought To: What To Do???

Good Morning All,

Again, what a glorious day - isn't it.  Open a window, or roll one down...(or if you don't know what I'm speaking of press the window down button -haha) - now take a big wonderful WHIFF - that's what I'm talking about!  Sunshine, Whimsy, Freshness.....spring is in the air isn't it!

So with all this freshness and new life abounding - let's talk about putting some dead things underground and planting things that will show beauty in it's place. 

We are going back to Genesis for the day - maybe two who knows??  We stopped with "God's Story Being Told in Genesis 3 where God was enforcing "But, you must never eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because when you eat from it you will certaily die".

God tells us that WE choose a blessing or a curse - this is what Adam did. God "had to" enforce what He put in place.  Genesis 3:22-24 (GWT) states:
Then the Lord God said, "The man has become like one of us, since he knows good and evil.  He must not reach out and take the fruit from the tree of life and eat.  Then he would live forever."  So the Lord God sent the man out of the Garden of Eden to farm the ground from which the man had been formed.  After he sent the man out, God Placed angels and a flaming sword that truned in all directions east of the Garden of Eden.  He placed them there to guard the way to the tree of life.
Let's think through the chain of events here - Adam and Eve were just livin' the dream.  THEN (da, da, da, DA) enters the slimmy serpent. " Look at the pretty piece of fruit EVE"  "Don't you want it" "Oh, you know you want it"  "You have got to taste it - it's like nothing you've ever tasted before".  The thoughts start...

We "want to" hold it, taste it,  experience it (whatever it may be).  BUT we know what we "have to" do in order to be following the rules.  Rules, guidlines, authority, regulations do you feel the heaviness and rigidity coming on when you read those words.  But they are necessary to keep everything moving and flowing without calamity.  Then comes the accountability when the two extremes battle it out and our higher self realizes what we "ought to" do.  This causes anxiety due to the pressure of our will.

At this moment we find ourselves paralyzed walking through the middle of this intersection.  Vehicles are entering from each road:  A convertible coming down  Want To Lane, a minivan on  Have To Drive and a crossover at Ought To Road -  when a SUV from "What To Do Parkway comes tearing up to the intersection .........  Are we just going to stand there and let these cars run us over or are we going to move?  What makes us choose which way to move?  Is it just fate?

How do we make a decision in such a crisis?

Let's go back to Adam and Eve.  God told Adam there were going to be elements to protect against.  He had already framed where Adams mind set should have been focused.  He had told Him this one thing NOT to do - or he would certainly die.  God told him "What To Do" there should have been no pause to begin with - BUT Adam "Wanted To Do" something different. Wanting to do something is much different than actually doing it.  Wanting is part of the process of figuring out who we are, what we look like in comparison to those rules, regulations, guidlines and authority.  That is the reason it feels heavy.  That is what the law of God was set for.  Remember, the law brings death. 

Be very aware of this: If you park on those things you are going to be road kill!  They are just road signs along the way.  So today, park yourself in your puzzle box.  Just pick up one piece and ask God to help you perfectly place it.  Ask Him to help you understand what He meant when He whispered to me:

"The Sojourn IS the answer....The Question an Endless Plight"
Today I pray for us all to "Be Still, and Know He Is God".

One last thing in reference to sweeping out debris or organizing our puzzle pieces - Think about how upset we as moms get when we really do a great spring cleaning and everyone comes in dropping stuff, tracking things in and cooking in our fresh perfect house.

Can you imagine if God allowed that to go on in Eden. We would be recreating this world with all the frustrations we go through ETERNALLY.  So let's thank Him for His patience, mercy and grace as we the houses of our mind!

With the Love of our Christ,

February 21, 2011

Friends Encouraging Friends

Isn't that what the body of Christ is all about - encouraging each other to truly live?  I thank God for those all around us that allow God to be real as we relate to others.  My friend Pam sent this note out to her friends today.  It didn't take much time, just a moment.  She was touched by Beth Moore's devotion that she is doing and shared the wealth.

So I am doing the same - it was that good! =D

I pray that each of you BE a friend today.  Don't just look for one to be there for you - not that any of us would do THAT!

God loves each of you as much as He love any of you. 
Think "Deeply" about it; then write about it.....

Do you realize, my dear sister, that if you know the true identity of Jesus Christ, no preacher or teacher revealed it to you? The Father of all creation, the God who sits on the throne of the universe pursued you in the midst of millions and chose to reveal His Son to you. Remember that the next time you feel insignificant. ~By Beth Moore  excerpt from Jesus, the One and Only – p.119

This struck me fresh today. Even though we may know this, do we really bask in the glorious treasure we are in Him. Others may try to make you feel insignificant but don’t forget that the God of this universe sought you out and revealed His precious Son to you because he treasures you and claims you as His own. Kind of makes what others think really insignificant – don’t you think?!

February 19, 2011

We Can't Be Free 'Till We Allow Him To Rise

Ephesians 1:17-19 (GWT) I pray that the glorious Father, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know Christ better.  Then you will have deeper insight.  You will know the the confidence that he calls you to have and the glorious wealth that God's people will inherit.  You will also know the unlimited greatness of his power as it works with might and strength for us, the believers.

 Some years ago, I remember a time in my life when I felt as if God was standing over me saying, “get up!”  “Why are you just lying there?”  “Get up baby....".  I seemed to hear his sorrow for the condition of my heart.  I actually sensed His spirit grieving within me.  To be exact I felt the yearning of His power to giddy-up as if I were an equestrian telling my steed "Whoa".  The spirit is obedient to our will making a perfect square stop.  

This is where I had to ask myself, if believe what Christ told us about the spirit of God being in me and available to put a stop to what I was taking, but I trust my defeats of past attempts, then even thought the spirit is willing when my faithlessness through doubt communicates "whoa".  Instead of jumping the hurdle and running free I return to the stall and dismount.  Now I and my companion are fensed in again with my thoughts, fears, diallusionment and dispare. 

Christ is risen – I think we agree on that point. God raised Christ to reign and Christ already took His place at Gods right hand. But God gave all of us the the choice of which horse we are going to mount, when he said choose this day who you will follow, then reminded us we choose life or death. Just because we believe that Christ is the son of God and know God said this isn’t the understanding we need to be able to enter His rest. Isn't it true that even the demons know and believe all this – and they have been made Christ footstool, because they are His enemy. 

Through Christ we have to allow the spirit of God to rise IN us. Otherwise we are allowing the spirit that opposes Him to rise in us. Are you questioning that statement? Listen to what this scripture from Hebrews 3:12

“Be careful, brothers and sisters, that none of you ever develop a wicked unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God”.

God made the angels to be winds, messengers, flames of fire. They come to coaxing us forward sideways to turn like a gentle of strong wind would be. They are whispering to us planting encouraging thoughts of God’s will which will be like wind to a spark increasing the flame. This gives us energy, light and power as we go on our way. But not all angels are “for us”. What about them? Well, they are doing the same thing. “Pivotal point here People”. WE choose which we will listen to and be flamed by.

This is why God said “Cast Down False Imagination” and “Resist the Devil and He will Flee” What you have to remember is that all you have to do is resist – the angels are doing the battling not us! That is why God said it is a spiritual battle in the heavenlies.. We can’t see the angel and I don’t think it is going to do us a bit of good to start punching at one. But we can give our angels power by speaking God’s truth – whether we are singing, talking or praying to Him.  

So today think of your thoughts as weights and start lifting them. Develop a believing heart that turns toward our living God – and be safe.” Next time I see you – I want to see some muscle girls =D

Today, as you continue to "think deeply", I pray that you feel the power of His presence in a more real way each second of this day, and that you take time to thank Him for His love and protection – because it is there whether we acknowledge it or not. Thank Christ, I think he deserves it…Don’t you?

I thank God for you as I remember you in these prayers, with love,


February 16, 2011

Looking Deeply At The Hands Holding Back The Storm

Good Morning Everyone -

How has the journey through your thoughts been going?  Have you been thinking a bit more "Deeply" these days.  Today I ask that you think on just one line in the poem My Shadow.

Look past the day you’re traveling, to the hands holding back the storm
No valley will overtake you; no journey will be too long

The devotional below by Mr. Os Hillman is perfect to think about today.  I pray that you focus on the hands holding back the storms in your life.  What ever you are going through, have gone through or dare I mention ...will be going through in the future - just praise God that His hands have been holding back the tsunami that could have been.  "What If" they hadn't?  Can you imagine what the storm "would have been like"?  We won't go there..... today =D

My love to each of you, in the precious name of our Christ,

Spiritual StrongholdsTGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Wednesday, February 16 2011

"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." - 2 Corinthians 10:4

One of the great discoveries I made in later years in my walk with God has to do with living in victory over generational strongholds. The Bible speaks of punishing the children for the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generations. (See Exodus 20:5.) The only way out of living under the curses of generational strongholds is to acknowledge them before the Father and repent of their reign in our lives. This breaks the curse's future effects.
A stronghold is a fortress of thoughts that controls and influences our attitudes. They color how we view certain situations, circumstances, or people. When these thoughts and activities become habitual, we allow a spiritual fortress to be built around us. We become so used to responding to the "voice" of that spirit, that its abode in us is secure. All of this happens on a subconscious level.
As a businessman, I discovered that I had been influenced by a generational stronghold of insecurity and fear that was manifested in control. This subconscious fear motivated me to become a workaholic, to seek recognition through activities, to control others' behavior to avoid failure, and to have a relationship with God that was activity-based instead of relationally-based. One day God brought about a number of catastrophic events that forced me to look at what was behind these events. I found that the influence of these strongholds was at the core of these symptoms. The Bible speaks of this war on our souls.
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete (2 Corinthians 10:3,5-6).
The steps to freedom for me came when someone shared that these were sins that I was harboring, and in order to walk free of their influence, I needed to repent of them. It was through the power of the cross that I no longer needed to be subjugated by their presence. Once I took this step, I began to walk free of their influences. Besides salvation, this became the most important discovery in my entire Christian walk. My relationship to Christ changed immediately. I began to hear God's voice. I began to trust Christ in areas I never thought possible. I could truly experience the love of Christ for the first time.
This knowledge helped me in business as well. One day I was in the middle of a contract negotiation with another Christian businessman. A lawyer had jumped in the middle of the negotiation. My friend began to surface many old feelings that were a source of pain from his past. When I perceived that a stronghold of insecurity and fear was at the core of his response, I interrupted his argumentative discussion with me and said with a very forceful tone, "I am no longer going to listen to the spirit of insecurity that is speaking through you right now! If you don't refrain from this, I am going to leave!" My friend was taken back. He looked at me quite startled. After a few moments, he agreed with my diagnosis. We talked through what he was feeling and completed our negotiation without further incident.
What are the true motivations of your heart? Have you ever looked deeply at these motivations? You might find that these subconscious motivations may be preventing you from experiencing the fullness of Christ in your life. Ask Him to reveal these and then repent of their influences.

February 10, 2011

Beautiful Creation

Psalms 33:14-16 From the place where he sits enthroned,he looks down upon all who live on earth.The one who formed their hearts understands everything they do. No king achieves a victory with a large army. No warrior rescues himself by his own great strength.
The prophet Isaiah states theses things about God's perspective of us, as well as our relationship with Him:
  • The Lord made you, formed you in the womb
  • He will help us
  • He will not forget us
  • He is the one and only Lord, there is no other
  • He formed the earth and made it
  • He formed the earth to be inhabited
  • He formed the earth to be enjoyed
  • He set up the world
  • Don't be afraid
  • We will praise Him
Knowing all this is the truth - let's apply this to a deeper level.  God created the world.  He formed it to be inhabited.  At the beginning of creation we are told there was chaos.  God reached into the chaos and created order. He stated it was good - and we know this is "True Beauty"

God created us.  He formed us to be inhabited with life.  There is chaos all around and in us.  He reaches into the chaos and  creates order.  This order is there just as it was when He believed, accepted and received it.  When we agree that his ways are good, believe and have faith - this too is "True Beauty"

All through the bible you see when there is chaos a mob mentality forms in individuals and communities.  This is where the battle ground or spiritual warfare is ensuing.  Keep these things in your mind as we continue journeying down the Deeply road.

Today continue pondering "Who Am I?" Think about this:

You are the beautiful creation God intended you to be!

Individual beauty does not have to be "re" created, it already exists within you.  "True Beauty" is intangible, intrinsic - it is a quality which delights the senses.  It is perceived in the mind.  Until we can embrace our individual uniqueness with the understanding and appreciation of God's love, for us "True Beauty" is unattainable.

I pray that the eyes of your heart be enlightened so that you will know the depths, the width and the heights of His love this day.

With the love of Christ,

2005© Candace Huffmaster All Rights Reserved

February 9, 2011

We Need The Corrective Lense of Hope

When we have appropriate focus we can see clearly.  What we should be envisioning is the journey of life. Our life is about living, not just staying alive. We start our living with our very first breath, however living begins with Christ.
As a Christian we talk about dying and life all the time.  But today I want to focus on the deeper issue.  The death Christ speaks of is about living  - right here, right now - Eternally. This life is not the destination it is the starting point.
If we do not die while we are alive we will never achieve Zoe life. It is a very scary thing to me when I think of people and how hopeless I feel when they do not see the truth. The reason is because I am only responsible to people, not for them. I can show them toward Christ, but the rest is up to them. Do you ever feel like you hear the cry of the lost? It is a wounded sound. It is haunting? Once you hear it you will never be able to forget it? At least I hope you won’t. This is why we must KNOW the reason for our hope. We must always remember the reason we have been given much.  We must remember how lost we were, and how He showed us the way out….many times. And many more in the future I am sure.

I found one of my first journal where I know that God was helping me understand what we are talking about - I'll share:

Good Morning Dad -
 “I am feeling overwhelmed with so much to accomplish and where do I get started?”

-“It began a long time ago. It is not all up to you, you are but a part and you are doing well.”

Ok  -So again I ask, why do I feel I am waiting for an answer before I do whatever it is I am to do?”

“I think you want me to give you a copy of the road map…. and I do…. Daily. That is all you need; otherwise you will forget to look to me… daily. I don’t want to lose you again.”
So ……with hope, I pray we let our bright lights shine, I pray that we are that intense light of Christ for them to follow. Let’s show them things of beauty that they do not see in their dark worlds. Let’s look beyond the surface, find the child there which is scared and in need of who we know that gives us courage and strength. Let’s remember when we were without hope, and never forget that without those before us who led us to Christ we too would have remained hopeless.

With the Love of Christ,

February 8, 2011

The Hope In Us All

With our salvation comes true hope. It is in us all the time. We just have to grab onto it and never release it.  Our hope is really more of an understanding of a wish.  I believe that is the reason the messenger of the church in Laodicea in Revelation states: I know what you have done, that you are neither cold nor hot.  I wish you were cold or hot.  But since you are lukewarm and not hot or cold, I'm going to spit you out of my mouth.  You say, I'm rich, I'm wealthy.  I don't need anything.  Yet, you do not realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.  I advise you: Buy gold purified in fire from me so that you may be rich.  Buy white clothes from me.  Wear them so that you may keep your shameful, naked body from showing.  Buy ointment to put on your eyes so that you may see.  I correct and discipline everyone I love.  Take this seriously, and change the way you think and act.  Look, I'm standing at the door and knocking.  If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I'll come in and we'll eat together.  I will allow everyone who wins the victory to sit with me on my throne, as I have won the victory and have sat down with my Father on his throne.  Let the person who has ears listen to what the Spirit says to the churches."  

Yet when we are pressed to make a choice - to stand firmly and the pressure is on, we open up the flood gates to the rivers of ambiguous voices.  The next thing you know we are neither hot not cold.  So I ask us all, is there ANY ground on which we stand that we will be committed to standing one the waves of misconception have rolled back behind the flood gates?

Think back about all our conversations on "The Beginning".  Remember when we were discussing God creating light so we could see in the darkness?  He did that so we could see.  He is the light, the truth and the way.  He said He is deliberately right here to show us the way out.  His whole motivation is Love.

He loves us deeply and wishes to show us the way to the brightness life has to offer. It is a small opening at times when we have gotten so wedged into difficult situations. But his light is so intense, making it very easy to stay focused on. He is there gently encouraging us as he let’s us know we are not alone saying “ Can’t you see the light around the way to go: I make it a very clear pathway.” “There are no obstructions anymore”.

What is so perplexing is that God doesn't change our circumstances usually, he changes the way we see them.  Then we have to trust Him while we make our way out.  He is doing this to train us how "not" to be overwhelmed by diversity. We actually get to the point where we don't need to fight useless battles. His peace allows us the strength, courage, mercy and grace to walk around or away from it.

When we are in conflict with others along our path, we must remember we are not responsible for them only to them. Christ is responsible FOR them. We all must be at peace with others only as far as it depends on us. So Today, let's just focus on Hope......and having resolve in the reason for our Hope.

In Christ - I lift us up so that He may be magnified,

February 7, 2011

Who Am I?

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. I Corinthians 13:6,7
Yesterday we were reflecting on the condition of our heart.  Today we are looking at it from the point of what pours out of it.  Our character which produces the quality of our life is seated in the beliefs of our heart.  So we must ask ourselves - Who am I?

How many times throughout our life do we pondered both ends of this question, both the shallow and the deepest depth?  Me personally - I can't count the times.  There are many forms it displays itself in:  What should I do?  What will people think? Why would I think that? Why would I do that?  Who am I kidding?  The list could go on endlessly I am sure.

We all have known individuals who we perceive to never question anything about themselves or their situations.  They appear to be unshakable don't they?  So what is the defining differences?  Generally it is confidence - sometimes it is merely a facade'.  Today let's just speak about the confidence side of the puzzle.

The core foundation is assurance that what we believe is solid.  What is our belief grounded in? Is it ego? Or is it something infallible?  This can also get complex because not everyone agrees on what is infallible; to some it is self and to others it is God.  Once again, even the bottom line is a slippery slope because not everyone agrees on self issues or who/what god is. 

This is where we step onto the road named "Deeply".  Who am I? is our journeys start. This may sound really easy to some of you - but if you are not "crystal clear"  why not step onto the highway with us and sojourn for a while.

Let's just relax and open the albums of our yesterdays.  Take a glance back through some photos.  Can you see a few different pictures where you were slowing down in momentum due to doubt.  let's pause at one of them, now flip a few pages back.  Look for the photo where you can still see the total committment to direction; you can tell you knew were you were going.  Now stop for a moment and see if you can remember any of the questions that started weighing you down.   

Generally what happens is due to our confidence and excitement we start talking to others along the way.  They start interjecting feed back that questions our success.  We keep trekking and climbing and pulling ourselves through.  Until there comes a point where the lack of resolve forms a pile of rubbish too large to hurdle.  So we stop.  We just have no more energy, the questions get too large to overcome.

 We all know the proverb "Hope deferred makes the heart sick".  We also know that our heart will not divide - God promises us that it will choose one or the other.  So today, I ask you to ponder what is your hope?  Can you remember?

The apostle Peter tells us to always be prepared to give the reason for our hope:

1 Peter 3:14-46 (GWT) But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threat; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,  keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

As we look through the pictures of our lives I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength just as Paul requested for us - in the powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.


February 6, 2011

The Heart of the Matter

We all use this coined phrase.  There has even been songs written about it.  I believe  Don Henley recorded the one I am thinking of presently.  But is the term so overused that we do not really take in the depth of it's meaning.  Solomon being the wisest human ever however, did not just wax it over.  He recorded this nugget for us.

Proverbs 4:23 23Guard your heart more than anything else,because the source of your life flows from it

Our Deeply information is not to tell you what to think or even what you DO think, it is simply information for you and God to settle down into a comfortable place to look around your space - this space is the rooms in your heart where He lives.  How have we decorated His space???

Look at this verse in 1Timothy 1:5 My goal in giving you this order is for love to flow from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith. Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to useless discussions.

These are daily thoughts we will linger on through out Deeply.  Exposing myths and ripping them out of our good ground is what this process is all about.  So today let's just run these scriptures through our heart and mind.  Listen to your thoughts, write them down - I hope you will share them with us all so that we can gleen from what the Lord is doing in your life. 

Proverbs 14:10  Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share it's joy.
Proverbs 16:1 To man belong the plans of the heart but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.
Proverbs 27:19-20 As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.  Death and destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man.

With the Love of our Christ I cover us all,

February 5, 2011


Hello Everyone:

For those of you that met up with us in the middle, I have great news.  We are starting a new Deeply group.  If you have never been through this discovery phase, I highly recommend it. 

Why you ask?  Well thank you for asking, it is an all important question. It is also the reason I recommend it!  Deeply is about finding all your why questions and getting them before our eyes to implore answers.  It is not a journey for the faint of heart, you will discover many things about your self, your motives and the God of all Creation.

But if you are curious......
                                         if you are willing.......
                                                                              if you desire.........

Walk onto the path and allow yourself to be wrapped in His cocoon.
Through out the Deeply, Honestly, Passionately, Freely discovery He will teach you how to transform your ordinary life into a high reaching, wind gliding, color radiant, extraordinary life.

I pray that we display His glory as we not only cope with this life but flutter for all to see High Above all things.....have you ever seen a kaleidoscope of butterflies? It is an awesome sight.

Through Christ all things are possible........you simply have to Believe

expert from" Loving Who You Were Divinely Created To BE"  ©2007 Candace Huffmaster

Count The Cost; Pay For Time

 Starting with the auto accident last July until right now, time has been comparable to another Lemony Snickets Series of Unfortunate Events.  As my digital clock on the computer turns to 12:01my thoughts started rolling the moments back and over.

 Even as I am typing the ebb and flow is reaching even further back through the past 6 years .I am seeing the faces, places, occassions, seasons almost as if chronicled in an album.  Individuals I thought would be with me in ventures for years to come, people I loved dearly pass or move on.  Some relationships healed and restored, others are muted as if they never really were. This time span has been an interuption of the ordinary. It has defied sequence, structure and whatI personally desire most for my scheduling pleasure - predictability.

Have you ever thought about it? Time is real and yet intagible. We ask ourselves and others "What do you do with your time?". What we do within it is tangible and it impacts the intangible depths of our lives. 

A curious, curious thing is this time.  What one does with it is of his own design.  But here in lies the ambiguous thought - if I own my time then what attention must I pay - The cost involved would be my own gain.

What have we gained from the moments we've paid? 
Who asked the price what was the exchange? 

Being an educator, trainer, manager and consultant I delve out much information free of charge.  None of which came with out a cost to me and at times even my family.  When I see others utilizing this to improve their lives and better yet see then freely handing it over to another for the same, I can't help but reflect on God's will.  I can hear Christ saying "look Dad, they do get it!"  Freely you received, freely give. 

While I do not necessarily "like" not being in control or accomplishing all the "to do" item on my list, I do like the feeling of allowing Him to move in and through each moment to accomplish what He deems momumental for Gods grand scheme of things.  And that alone is the only thing "worth" the price paid.

From the richness that He gave us, we too can extend unto them.

I pray that today and all the days forward we seek His wisdom, counsel and provision before we head out.  I thank God for his perfect will, His mercy and grace and unending love for us all.

In Christ,