Thursday, July 25, 2013


God wants to invade your soul - with His love. 

John 17:26 says "I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."

Tricky guy....

This has actually been my philosophy on His love for a LOOOOOONG time.  Unfortunately, I don't have a moment in time when I ever said "Oh, I like what John wrote, I'm gonna practice that..." no witness testimonies, nothing special that happened... it's just a part of me.  A fabric of my being.  "If I show someone unconditional love and acceptance, then eventually they'll see that it's not really my love, it's God's Love!"  No spectacular "ah-ha" moment, just me. 

Let God invade your soul.  Let the Holy Spirit guide your path towards others, so that you might show them the love Christ had for us, the love God has for us.  You don't have to preach or pass judgement; actions speak louder than words.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mark's a Smart Guy...

After July 4th, when my life changed and my boyfriend broke my heart, forcing me to break up with him, I have felt the Spirit stirring in my soul- just a little movement here and there, and it's been amazingly helpful.  A lot of my inspiration & the movement I'm feeling has been coming from the various "Verse of the Day" apps & emails. 

Today's was, again, quite fitting!  (sorry, no nifty little post-it picture for this one)

"He said to her - Daughter, your faith has healed you.  Go in peace and be freed from your suffering." ~Mark 5:34

Now, while I don't quite feel completely free from suffering yet, I feel like I'm getting closer and closer!

God, Father, keep speaking to me - I'm listening!

Friday, July 5, 2013

A New Perspective

In light of recent events (as in the last 36 hours!), I re-read Forgiveness and all of those references and quotes have a completely new and more profound meaning to me! 

I'd like to go on a silent retreat, but the last one of the summer is the same weekend as my cousin's wedding.  That will kind of be like a retreat, since it will just be me and the dogs in a cabin slightly off the beach. 

Brief inspiration today - Proverbs 31.  Maybe I will incorporate 31:25 into the ink that I someday want to (but will most likely never) get...