October 30, 2012

I Won't Give Up On Us

Jason Mraz  - Official Music Video All Copy Rights Reserved

Here are his lyrics in case you cannot open the video. I pray everyone has sweet rest tonight.
Kisses ~Candace

I Won't Give Up On Us

When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well there's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, i won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that i can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts
We got yeah we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn, how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what i got, and what I'm not
And who i am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
I'm still looking up

I won't give up (No I'm not) on us (Giving up)
God knows I'm tough (I am tough), he knows (I am loved)
We got a lot (We're alive) to learn (We are loved)
God knows we're worth it (And we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

October 26, 2012

Discerning in Chaos

There are people which say......
Then there are those which will do;
Never, should we ever, confuse these two.

Some people step up for their face to be seen;
Others make a difference by the acts they display;
In each, there will follow, a pattern to discern.........
When peace is not placed, pure chaos consumes!

We must not judge as if they see and perceive
The Lord God Almighty will fulfill our needs.
We must discern, keep our own flesh at bay;
Harnessed to our anchor, lest our emotions make us sway.

With Christ ever present, may we drop all our stones;
While here in His presence He may teach love and lead.
Our High Priest, our Savior, the Risen Son of God;
Our entry into paradise; our home above all.

In the Love of our King, may we each seek His face;
Raising our eyes above the chaos in this place!

Hallelujah, be well and in Peace ~ Always!

©Candace Huffmaster, 2012 All Copy Rights Reserved
Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Inc®

October 25, 2012

How Does God Show Off?

What I am about to state should not be an epiphany for me, but it kind of is. I mean, it isn't as if I were unaware of the deeper meaning underneath the layers of each higher understanding. However, the truth of the matter is, in my own nature I get a bit self reliant...????......maybe confident ????? in my own newest heights of revelation.

Not that at any point I think I am responsible or may take any credit for achieving it, but somehow comfortable enough to let down my guard................And then the crouching one POUNCES!

We have been speaking of Chaos and Order, Standing Firm and Not Shrinking Back. We do not keep our head low in fear, but we bow down in self - there is a difference! (We will be starting up that staircase next week. ) I have been reflecting on years, Years and YEARS last month to now. God isn't finished with my review yet, but soon .....God, I pray soon ;) He will be......finished with this layer of ME.

One thing He wanted me to be sure to share is from this older post entitled Show Me, Lead Me, Complete Me. Most of my life was spent imploring God to show me something, lead me through something and for GOODNESS sake complete your good work in me; quick before I faint! 
But having NOT fainted I reached the top of these stairs. AND through the doorway there is a whole 'nother scene.....AND it's PURE AWESOMENESS! (not that no one else has ever seen it, I'm just sharing.)
What I can now articulate is this: To each of us that seeks Him above all else in all ways ~ always, He says: everywhere you go, you now show me to everyone. In all you do, you lead me, you lead AS me. But mostly, and this is the awesome part, in all you do you complete Me, My body would never be complete without you.....so thank you for receiving my body as your own. Below is Show Me, Lead Me, Complete Me enjoy it while you PEACE OUT! ~ kisses, Candace


For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10

We have been speaking about entering God’s rest. In the past archives you can find some of our group notes on “states” and “road trips”. We have spoken about the “state of fear”, but we must focus on where we want to live forever; and that is the “state of peace” which is shalom.
The state of Peace is contrast to strife. It is defined as: the object of divine and saving promise, which is only brought about by God’s mercy, granting deliverance and freedom from ALL the distresses we experience as a result of sin.

God gives us new mercy and grace for each day; this is how we have peace. He gives us His gift of mercy for the consequence of the sin and the gift of grace which will positively affect our character while dealing with said consequences.
Peace is a blessing from God. It is that “state” brought about by the grace and loving mind of God wherein the derangement and distress of life caused by sin are removed. This is why God is ever mindful of us. He is not watching and condemning as we spoke about in group Friday. Satan is watching, judging, and condemning us before God. Christ is interceding for us in God’s presence. He did not come to judge us but to give us eternal life.
Please stand on that promise, especially if it appears that all other ground is breaking apart. I can promise you no matter what, HE will remain faithful to you; here is how I can adamantly say that and know it is true:
Back in 2006, I was asking God to radically alter my professional and personal life. I faithfully and dependently requested that He alone show me the undisputed truths of who He intrinsically is. Secondly, I requested that He alone lead me through His process of mirroring him in all my ways; so that others would not have a false image in their midst which would lead them astray. Thirdly, I requested that He alone complete me to not just act and show who He was but to truly completely transform me into His image from the inside out.
That was right at 7 years ago; and even though I had been a Christian since age 7, during those 36 years I did not come close to mirroring Christ on many, maybe even most days. You see, all along the way pieces of my true identity had been given away, taken, lost or replaced with lesser things. I no longer knew where I was or who I was. I think I even questioned, at times who’s I was. I did not feel like I was anyone’s, to be honest. I felt utterly alone!
I do not think anyone who knew me would have had a clue about this. From what others said to me my life looked rather spectacular. These comments led me to guilt and condemnation for feeling as though I was not grateful. But I knew something they didn't, I was living a lie. Not as in I was lying to people, but it was not my life, so in essence maybe I was. Worse yet, in my heart and mind, I knew God knew it and I couldn't take the feeling of His heart breaking by my own hand any longer. But God had to allow me to get to the point where I simply couldn't stand 1 more step on the God awful road I was on before I said “uncle”.
Knowing what I now know, God never wanted me to take many of the steps I took, but neither did He abandon me as I took them. I became painfully aware of His imploring me to turn around in the 80’s. By the end of the 80’s and early 90’s I had turned around completely and radically. But it was not until 2004 that I pleaded with Him to overtake all areas of my life and fully – completely use all things at my disposal for His will and glory.
I had no idea the threshold I walked through or the power which met me, embraced me and engulfed me as I passed through into this new dimension. Honestly, I am sure I still am not aware in total God’s fullness or the heights, depths and widths He will be stretching me. But I am totally in, and I could never, would never turn back.

Kisses C
If you would like to read from my journal with our Dad today click here: And His Bride Says Come
Please sit with God in your thoughts for a few day, keep reminiscing about whatever He leads you to think about. Do it in liberty and grace casting down all things which come against that. May the God of peace through the powerful name of Christ Jesus keep you in all your ways till we meet again – Amen!
©Candace Huffmaster, 2012 All Copy Rights Reserved
Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Inc®

October 17, 2012

Chaos and Order

All things have ebb and flow, don’t they?  

We experience the good, the awkward, the humiliating, the encouraging, the peaceful and the amazing throughout our lifetimes.  Sometimes we are aware of them, and other times we are simply immersed in the rise and fall of them. 

Honestly, the more I grow the more I understand.  Yet simultaneously the more I understand the more I see that I have so little understanding ….even though I have so much more than I used to.  

What is really ironic for me to piece together, is that somehow, I believe this might be the purest form of harmony and balance: nothing lacking, nothing missing; it is liberty, freedom and allowance of more of the same. (does that make sense outside of my own head?? :)

Very much, I have missed making daily posts.  However, God has had to do a bit of rearranging.  I found that I was being ordered by my to do list of administrative chores, and not by the peace of His divine order.  Although they were all great and very necessary accomplishments, I have not been resting in my tasks.  This is not even the surface of what He has been allowing me to experience, but we will get there!

What He has been returning to me, washing over me time and again is this:  I can do anything and all things in Him…..it is possible!  But not all things are profitable for what He has designed me to accomplish.  Crazy isn't it?  So, there are BIG changes being made, firstly the renewing of my mind. My focus has to be to see through His eyes, not mine or those around me. 

He is showing me that this never stops.  It is the growing from glory, to glory, to glory.  We know He does not change, we believe that we are being transformed into His image and likeness.  We probably even, on most days understand that what He states, in Roman 12:2, is not a onetime thing but an ebb and flow throughout the moments, thoughts and memories of our lives:

 Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

We know it never stops, if we really thing about it.  How far will we have to go to get to the very last piece of our “self”?  The answer is……it doesn't matter how far that is.  I do not say that to give us a slack moment of self awareness – just the opposite.  My intent is to empower each of us to keep searching for His image, hidden beneath our shady pieces.  But do not search without holding up a proper light.  Be sure to  Keep the light of this word in your presence to search by:

Ephesians 3: 14 -20: This is the reason I kneel in the presence of the Father from whom all the family in heaven and on earth receives its name.  I'm asking God to give you a gift from the wealth of his glory. I pray that he would give you inner strength and power through his Spirit.  Then Christ will live in you through faith. I also pray that love may be the ground into which you sink your roots and on which you have your foundation.  This way, with all of God's people you will be able to understand how wide, long, high, and deep his love is.  You will know Christ's love, which goes far beyond any knowledge. I am praying this so that you may be completely filled with God. Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

As I said, it does not matter how far we have to go to reach that last little shady area of self which is covering Him.  You see, you now understand how wide, long, high and deep his love is.  And this love has been covering all our chaos through His divine order.

Pause and Think about this today.

With Love from the depths of my heart…..to you,

There are three pieces to this understanding.  Tomorrow, I will link them all together.

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©Candace Huffmaster 2012, All Copy Rights Reserved

October 16, 2012

It is True You Have Zeal......

Gosh, I have missed you guys!!  It is so awesome to be back in MY saddle.  There is a very apropos movie quote for how I feel: 
You can't ride two horses with one "bum", sugarbean!  from Sweet Home Alabama

Yesterday, when writing to you all, I was interrupted by “my agenda”.  Usually, I would bury those posts and pick up with the fresh material from this day.  However,   this is not how I will be doing things from now on  :0.  The truth is, I love order, but I live amidst chaos.  We all do, and it is my hope to stretch myself to become order in this chaotic world system!  Would you like to join me today? J

Here is the bite from October 15th:

God has been teaching me “how” to see.  We, or at least I, cannot even handle that on my own…..At least not in the highest, best sight.  Without Him, I only have my own abilities and possibly a few good meaning friends. 

In group, we have been revisiting The Wind and a Stone.  Each time I teach this, I see something about God’s will in regard to myself a bit more clearly.  For instance, these verses sprang to mind:

Romans 10:2, 3, 14, 15
For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.
Since they did not know the righteousness that comes from God and sought to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

God desires for us to see clearly.  This is the entire reason He gave us His written word.  He promises to protect truth eternally.  We told us to see things through believing what He says: My children will live by faith, not by sight.
Yet we have eyes to see things don’t we?  I have thought this through many times.  We use it in group often. Let’s revisit some thoughts:

We see with our mind, really, like an artist which holds up their hands to peer through.  They desire to isolate just one segment, having a focus which will fit upon their canvas.  In life, we use memories, thoughts and things we see as the hands blocking out all other images playing into our vision.  Each snap shot, our vision takes, is placed within the frame of these things.  We then attempt to construct a work of art / our future based on what we just perceived
All this was the perfect intro in to today’s thoughts, which will now be tomorrows……….

Today, don’t over think what you are seeing.  By faith simply believe a promise which relates to an area of mystery shrouding your clear view.

With a heart desiring your encouragement, in love,


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©Candace Huffmaster 2012, All Copy Rights Reserved