"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. ~ Genesis 1:1

The Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy
Source: Hubblesite.org

[For me this is what WOW is all about!]

Part 5 of 5

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Full video ~ How Great is Our God!(World Edition)

Colossians 1:15-17

You must go and see this video of "Nature Singing "How Great is Our God"... bookmark the link for whenever you feel that God isn't enough, or BIG enough for your problem... God is awesome! He is Amazing in all of His Creation! Give Him all the praise and glory daily no matter what you're facing!!!

Psalms 33: 9, Psalm 33:14, Psalm 33:18-19
X Structure
 X  Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

...For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us... Ps.103
Psalm 103:11-12
all of Psalm 103
Psalm 77:13

"When you sing in the "valley"
the dark moment
you will remember..."

The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
Source: Hubblesite.org
I love the name of this one

Isaiah 55:1-13 
Louie Giglio concludes one of his messages with these words:
(when speaking about LAMININ)

“He said, ‘I will hold you. Even when you let go of Me I’m not going to let go of you.’
Did you know there are millions and millions and millions of microscopic crosses holding you together right now. And one, giant, glorious cross of Jesus Christ is holding everyone of us that’s trusted in Him onto the Heavenly Father — and holding the Heavenly Father onto us. And it’s going to keep holding us onto Him, that cross,forever, and ever, and ever, and everWe will never not be carried by the strong hand of the Universe-making God. And He will bring us throughThat is the promise of the Everlasting God, Amen.”

This is one portion of the first video (Part 5) that
me the most
from Louie Giglio
so I just had to come back
to write it out word by word to impact
with God's awesome 

"There's GRACE everywhere... and long before you decided what you were going to do with God, God decided what He was going to do with you. And that was to NOT give you what your sins deserve, but to give His Son what your sins deserved. And to give you the gift of Himself. And an invitation to live forever in a BIG,big story that's about you. His GRACE and HOPE..." (it's at about 3:50 on the video until the prophetic word for each of us at 5 and continues) "...His GRACE is big enough and strong enough to hold on to you through it all and to bring you through it all and to bring you to the very end of it all still loving Him and rejoicing in His goodness EVEN IN THE DARKNESS..."  ~ Louie Giglio

Thank You God

* just an awesome reminder this past week of my Word for 2012: LIGHT! I had seen the one of "El Roi" (the eye of God) known as "Iridescent Glory of Nearby Helix Nebula"
Here's one just for YOU! 

Sunday, May 27, 2012


The Garden of Prayer

Thomas Kinkade

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1,2

not at all 
like the
Garden of Prayer
Our Lord Jesus Christ
prayed in 
God's Garden*
a beautiful place
to reflect and pray
surrounded by
all the beauty
His Creation

Springtime delights
as Summer draws
May we draw near
Jesus' heart
hear Him
(this was too long so I just linked it for you)
well worth you taking the time to listen to

A Love Song from Jesus

Live prophetic worship with Cory Asbury 
(featuring Anna Asbury and Matt Gilman)

but I hope you love this one also

Love Song for Jesus
Forever Faithful

*God's Garden is a testimony video I found with a beautiful background song

Friday, May 25, 2012


Every Friday I invite you to FOCUS our FAITH by claiming a Promise from 365 promises and PRAYing with others FEARLESSLY for the needs of many including ourselves. There is nothing better than a day filled by His Holy Spirit, praying, interceding and building our faith through God's Word as we claim His Promises to us. I truly do believe that turning His Word into prayer is the best way to do this

Deuteronomy 28:2; Matthew 6:8; Isaiah 61:1; 2 Peter 2:9; Psalm 30:5; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 13:11; 

Promises #140- 147
Paraphrased Bible Promises
from God to you

All My blessings will overtake those who obey Me.
I know what you need before you even ask.
May 22 - Promise #142 - Isaiah 61:1
I open prison doors and set captives free.
May 23 - Promise #143 - 2 Peter 2:9
I will rescue the godly from all their troubles.
My displeasure may last for a moment, but My favor is yours for life.
I will fill those who hunger and thirst for My righteousness.
May 26 - Promise #146 - Matthew 13:11
I will show you the mysteries of My kingdom.

Promise #144: Psalm 30:5

Now it's your turn to choose one of this week's Promises of God

*[from the above choices; share here in the comments or on your blog if you'd like to share more about your Promise verse to keep you focused. Then add your link here in the comments please.]

Let us know which one you choose and if you have it on your blog - your link. Visit 365promises site for their daily devotion and these Promises of God with beautiful photography and encouragement!

Which Promise of God do you choose this week?

Deuteronomy 28:2; Matthew 6:8; Isaiah 61:1; 2 Peter 2:9; Psalm 30:5; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 13:11; 

Once again
I love so many and need them
Chose the above photo
but since this is my
Blog Verse
I must choose 
Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound...
Promise #142

[source:Binding Broken Hearts]

A taste of
Prison Outreach

* did I mention that the first two workers on my rental house construction project here  were living in a shelter sponsored by another church after being prisoners? They taught me alot...

Thursday, May 24, 2012



I've been sitting in My Secret Garden, soaking since the Healer came along with me on Monday... and once again (as you may have noticed by now) I did not continue the sequence with anymore 'paths' on the following days, mostly because I am so thankful for these walks... the fresh breeze... the sweet unmistakable fragrance and my time with Him, My Healer... My Lord... and it seemed like in the paths previous to the Healer, I was beginning to wander from sharing (which does none of us any good) but I so value what Stormie shares in her books about praying I do not want us to loose the focus; whether as a powerful woman, parent, spouse, or the most recent one I've been following the most in my garden... "Power of a Praying Life" ... 

My true confessions or applications to my own life pale in comparison to the words and way that she shares this message and her own life stories honestly (30 in each book) without omitting,  as I began to do... her personal testimony and victories add so much to the basis of her power and her prayers and clearly to the power in praying God's Word (which is or was my main purpose in my garden walks, to plant, cultivate, seed, weed and bloom right where God has me planted at the current moment)... I think I was spending too much time with the weeds and not the new blossoms and growth... forgive me for digressing and allowing 'dem 'der weeds to choke out the life He gives me and waters daily...

Here are the ones that I have left to do from PPL (and now have put into draft once again for a future time or maybe not at all, since once again the 22nd, 23rd, and now 24th corresponding day with chapter have lapsed)*sigh*... 

 22. Say “No Way” to Temptation  
23. Step Out of Destructive Relationships  
24. Speak Words That Bring Life  
25. Be Holy as God Is Holy  
26. Recognize Your Enemy  
27. Fast and Pray to Win

28. Stand Strong in Tough Times  
29. Move in the Power of God  
30. Refuse to Give Up
(PPL) S.O.
Did you catch that last one? 
hmmm... hmpf
"Refuse to give up" so that is why I am not saying "I'm giving up" on continuing through these paths that lie ahead... I will read on and see what God speaks to my heart...

I can already see in the clearing down near the Living Water many of these 'paths' (themes, chapters) that I definitely need. Starting with the next one... and my, how I need the 23rd... and on and on.

But somehow, God and I need this time, once again, alone ... to deal with these, not so much in the public eye (recorded for centuries...) but deep within me, where the changes need to take place, where only God can go, where only His power and healing
can help me to walk - well, actually "move in the power of God" and "stand strong in tough times" as I learn to "recognize the enemy" and his strategies and lies, whether in regards to my past, my present or my future... I will speak "Words that bring Life" to myself and to you, whoever reads these words... (yes, "just a closer walk with Thee")

Here are the chapters of Stormie's other book (PPW) some I have shared along the way in these secret garden paths... both books as you should know by now, I highly recommend. These are and have become MY PRAYERS (I'm so thankful for all I have learned from Stormie and the Power in Praying...) 

May you find power in praying and learn the power there is in praying, especially praying God's Word over you, your situation, your loved ones... may you hold on to the HOPE in God's Promises, written to us in the Bible, His Word, His love letter, to encourage us and to grow in the garden of life with the sweet aroma of Jesus Christ... let's not let the enemy snip us in the bud... let's run daily to the Living Water, and thirst to be more like Him.

1. Lord, Draw Me into a Closer Walk with You 
2. Lord, Cleanse Me and Make My Heart Right Before You 
3. Lord, Help Me to Be a Forgiving Person 
4. Lord, Teach Me to Walk in Obedience to Your Ways 
5. Lord, Strengthen Me to Stand Against the Enemy  
6. Lord, Show Me How to Take Control of My Mind 
7. Lord, Rule Me in Every Area of My Life 
8. Lord, Take Me Deeper in Your Word 
9. Lord, Instruct Me as I Put My Life in Right Order 
10. Lord, Prepare Me to Be a True Worshiper  
11. Lord, Bless Me in the Work I Do 
12. Lord, Plant Me so I Will Bear the Fruit of Your Spirit 
13. Lord, Preserve Me in Purity and Holiness 
14. Lord, Move Me into the Purpose for Which I Was Created 
15. Lord, Guide Me in All My Relationships  
16. Lord, Keep Me in the Center of Your Will
17. Lord, Protect Me and All I Care About  
18. Lord, Give Me Wisdom to Make Right Decisions  
19. Lord, Deliver Me from Every Evil Work 
20. Lord, Set Me Free from Negative Emotions 
21. Lord, Comfort Me in Times of Trouble 
22. Lord, Enable Me to Resist the Temptation to Sin  
23. Lord, Heal Me and Help Me Care for My Body

24. Lord, Free Me from Ungodly Fear
25. Lord, Use Me to Touch the Lives of Others
26. Lord, Train Me to Speak Only Words That Bring Life
27. Lord, Transform Me into a Woman of Mountain-Moving Faith
28. Lord, Change Me into the Likeness of Christ
29. Lord, Lift Me out of My Past
30. Lord, Lead Me into the Future You Have for Me

"Let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us." PSALM 90:17

Can't you just shout "amen" after so many of these?

My Secret Garden has taught me alot about the Master Gardener (and how I definitely never had a "green thumb")... 
  • I have planted and replanted spiritually... 
  • I have seen how a rotten old dead fruit tree (physical real life example outside my MX rental home) deteriorates until it falls... how one can have a tree in bloom and replanting to replace the fallen one, kills it (and how one can loose their footing and sink knee deep in the muck, loosing and finding ones' flipflop after much time searching) whereas transplanting your very favorite plant succeeds, there is still no flowers blooming,
  • ... and when your dogs tummies are upset, they go out searching for green plants to chew... like the one that you thought might be a watermelon vine. 
  • I have seen God till, and then pull weeds(emotionally) or every which way, only to find out there was still some work left to be done in your own personal garden...
  • I have waited for blossoms and fruit, I have watched God's loving and patient hands at work...
  • I have watered and watched, I planted seeds along many paths... long ago and then more recently as I have read, sung and praised as I prayed and kept being walled in... 
Then I discovered that one of my favorite parables (that I had wanted to rewrite for a children's book years ago and illustrate in Spanish and English) has been done wonderfully without words via Great Animation... 

A Parable of SOWING which has shown me my life, my loved ones' lives, and the many others along my path... with hopes of seeds being planted for Jesus, with Jesus and through the GRACE of Jesus, which always is AMAZING... I am SOILed but God has


... by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. 
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17:8

Psalm 1:3

thankful for my roots
the ONE who
to be 
HE who gives me LIFE

*so, what's left in my Secret Garden?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


(great worth)
Woman Of Worth

I realize my WOW posts have been all over the place, as my walks in "my Secret Garden" were... but I could not help myself. 

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a great well known author. So today ... I must share another wonderful author, if you don't already know her, too ... a faith building sister... and dear friend, WOW choice for this week...

Image of Cherie Hill
and with
many great books
but this
is my focus
Hope Being Gone

Because last SOS (Sonday) and this upcoming is my last "Passages of Light" with the "Light of Hope", Cherie's well written message will reach deep within you and breathe God's HOPE back into you. 

This book was just what I needed for the moment. There are so many beautiful promises of God interspersed as Cherie shares sound wisdom and a heartfelt message to us. I have so much highlighted of quotes from Cherie that struck such a chord deep within me, restoring HOPE that I did not realize I was loosing... as she built me and touched my heart with her encouragement and inspiration

"In order to go from mountaintop to mountaintop, we must first go through the valley. There’s no other way to go from mountain to mountain. Some of the richest soils in the world are found in valleys, and your spiritual life is no different. God will grow your faith in the deepest valleys of your life . . . He knows the soil is rich there." ~ Cherie Hill

"He knows how to grow your faith"
Ohh, yeah, Cherie, if you only knew
how these words
ministered to me
among so many others
I just love

"...Our earthly father values our comfort; our heavenly Father values faith. Our earthly father values happiness; our heavenly Father values holiness. Our earthly father values the blessings of time; our heavenly Father values the blessings of eternity..." ~ Cherie Hill
from Edwin Lutzer "Why Good People Do Bad Things"

It was when I got to this point, I could not put this book down and had to keep reading ... I knew that I had to share this and give a BIG shout out for others to read this because I've seen so many hurting souls. I myself was just asking in response to so many burdened believers just as you asked in your book... "how a loving God could ever allow us to go through circumstances in which the magnitude and scope of our sorrow goes far beyond comprehension ... " and you expanded and answered so beautifully.

And my wondering went a step further (Father, forgive me and help my unbelief), how could a loving Father, send His Son (Himself) to forsake Him, to crucify Him, to allow Him to step out of heaven and bear our sins, take our sins,... One without sin, carried ours and the penalty was extreme ... if the Father does this to His Beloved, who knew no sin, how much more do we deserve or how harsh will He be with us come Judgement Day... my heart aches

Cherie shares 
a few truths about the valley
I so needed to hear all of these
but this stands out

"God controls the depth and length of your valley experience." ~ Cherie

Ok, the truth is they all are great
(but y'all have to get her book and read the others)

Cherie then writes...
"We suddenly realize that our problem isn’t that we haven’t trusted God, but that we trusted God and believed He’d come through, and He didn’t.(ouch, that's it, isn't it?He could have prevented our pain and suffering, but He chose not to. 
~ Cherie Hill

I trust God, I believe in God, and I believe God but I'm seeing some very dear people be overwhelmed constantly with "avalanches" of heart wrenching situations. I seem to be just waiting to see if and when the other shoe that drops might be on me... and Cherie hits us with a powerful quote from Graham Cooke... WOW! Followed up
with such a powerful "You know the place..." that Cherie walks us through... and actually makes me thankful for ...

"He’s  “ shutting us up,” until all we can do 
is  “ look up.”~ Cherie"

"You may feel like He’s shut you out, but what He’s really done is “shut you up.” In your moments of utter helplessness, it’s the hard places in life that threaten to destroy your faith. It’s those places of complete hopelessness where God will strengthen your faith in ways that you cannot imagine. You want a way out— He’s making a way through. You crave comfort and He brings you to the Cross."
~ Cherie Hill

And yes, Cherie, Psalm 23 is for right now, every day!
Love what you wrote 
about this
and the beautiful way 
you show us
how it brings HOPE to our soul
right now.

A shout of praise!!!
A shout of faith!
Praising Him
from the valley
Shouting to the
Light to my darkness

Romans 4:18(AMP)[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.
So much
I want to
about this
grab yourself
a copy
the bonus feature
of the 1st chapter
of another of her great books
change any
little faith
that can

Be inspired, Be encouraged
Be transformed
"Amazing faith understands amazing Grace"
Cherie Hill

So many treasures!
Thanks Cherie!
(hope I did not give away too much)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Healing is in Your hands

I am dedicating this song to all that are doing the online studies with Wendy Blight (my dear sweet triumphant sisters), Renee Swope and Melissa Taylor as well as the ones at Bible Cafe for Women, specifically this one... 
I love you all, and pray for your complete healing...

Christy Nockels

I had put together a video like this to this song at YouTube but had to remove it because I got a warning about the song being copyrighted... but others have videos, so I still can't figure this out ... so I'm sharing this one that is done much better... in HOPE for all of you in need of HEALING or your dear loved ones... or if you are like me and did not know your healing is still ongoing, it really is in His Hands... I shared many song links in yesterday's Secret Garden with Our HEALER 

No mountain, no valley, 
no gain or loss we know
could keep us from Your love
No sickness, no secret,
no chain is strong enough

to keep us from Your love
to keep us from Your love

How high, how wide
No matter where I am,
Healing is in Your hands

How deep, How strong,
And now by Your grace I stand,
Healing is in Your hands

Our present, our future,
our past is in Your hands

We're covered by Your blood
We're covered by Your blood

How high, How wide
no matter where I am,
Healing is in Your hands

How deep, How strong
And now by Your grace I stand,
Healing is in Your hands

In ALL things, we know that
We are more than conquerors.
You keep us by your love.
You keep us by your love. 

(is another good one)

My prayer is just
your healing

my most recent
(besides My Secret Garden)
is the
Healing Room
Julie True
where I soak

Each of these online studies is a place to surround yourself with Godly support, principles and sisters in Christ, who have written great books to accompany the greatest book
all the
His blood
His Name
His love
His tears

Thank You
Jehovah Rapha

Monday, May 21, 2012


After the last few paths in my Secret Garden, where I kept getting more secret instead of sharing, I really need to enter through the gate with the Healer today and could not be more grateful to see Our Lord waiting for me, for us... today at this gate with open arms of love and forgiveness. That is where the healing begins, even after being delivered or praying forever for healing, breaking strongholds in our lives, actually demolishing them is much better, but cutting ourselves off from the past and generational curses... well, this is a much needed 'path' and I'd like you to take His hand and enter with the Healer today too... no matter what healing you are in need of... or whether you even think you are in need of the Healer, come and walk besides of water of His healing grace and mercy. 

As I approached returning to My Secret Garden, I was completely unaware of what were the upcoming paths (the ones I have now trodded through since last Weds. Try to avoid or forget what I shared,OK?) nor was I aware that I was still in need of His healing or that I had areas still unresolved that needed the touch of the Master... but here He comes... run to Him with me, reach out your hand and take hold of the Healer...


"God is the God of Miracles...

He can do miracles in response to our prayers. Thank God for doctors, but even they know that medicine can’t do everything. There are many times when we need a miracle of healing. And that’s why Jesus came as our Healer." ~ Stormie

Malachi 3:6
Hebrews 13:8
"Jesus IS - not was"
James 5:14-15

Listen... This is what Jesus, Our Healer, is saying to us TODAY not just in the Bible stories of yester year...
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” John 14:12

“Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). Is there any greater mountain than sickness that doesn’t heal?

"God gives each of us a certain amount of faith to start with, but our faith increases as we read God’s Word and act on it."
(Romans 12:3)

“These signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons... they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover”
(Mark 16:17-18)

"Your faith in God invites and releases God’s power to work in your life. Don’t put faith in your ability to have faith; put your faith in God’s ability to heal. If your faith feels weak to you, ask God to increase it. Believe that there is nothing too hard for God"
(Mark 10:27)
[If you want to see a miracle, lay hold of this Scripture until it becomes part of your mind and heart.]


"Prepare your heart by reading God's Word and increasing your faith"
 and I am adding ... speak it forth, declare it as is... memorize scriptures about healing to pray... and listen to healing music and songs of power

Psalm 107:20
Proverbs 4:20-22
Psalm 119:92-93

"Prepare your heart with prayer..." before something happens or we are in desperate need, continually thank Him for your health and life daily but realize it may not happen the way we pray, but we are to pray according to His perfect will and plan for us, remember He has a good plan... we need to get free from strongholds of infirmities and the demons attached... I did not entirely understand this all until I started reading about "deliverance" and strongholds...(I can give you a powerful link that I copied the pdf to be able to read when I'm offline)

"Prepare your heart by obeying the commands of God..."
Proverbs 3:1-2 
Proverbs 3:7-8

"Prepare your heart with fasting..." (as led by the Spirit, able and with medical approval, remember there are different kinds of "fasts")
Isaiah 58:8

Luke 18:38-42
"God knows what we need and what we want, but He wants us to ask. That’s why it is good to pray specifically. Ask God specifically for what you want in the way of healing. Then have faith in His ability and desire to heal. Proclaim His Word about healing until you see the situation resolved, no matter how long it takes."
Mark 10:27
"Healing is not something we demand..."
John 5:1-10
Isaiah 53:4-5
Matthew 8:16-17
1 Peter 2:24
Mark 6:56

"We, too, need to touch Jesus to receive healing. In order to touch Him, we must be in touch with Him."

Matthew 8:8, 13

to heal
(or not to heal that is the question
 and there is a reason but it has nothing to do 
with whether we prayed right 
or anything we have done or not done
except being in obedience and in His Word,
knowing Him, believing Him, receiving Him
and from Him) but no matter what
Acts 3:6-8
Acts 3:16 

was the Healer then, He is the Healer now, 
and He will always be our Healer.


Lord, I thank You for Your healing power on my behalf. Thank You for sending forth Your Word to heal me...(prayer starter, continue praying these verses... and also the ones at the Lighthouse of Prayer on both sidebars)

Psalm 107:20 I believe You, Jesus, are the living Word. You paid the price on the cross to purchase healing for me. You took my infirmities and bore my sickness. There is healing in Your name, and I believe You are my healer.
Jeremiah 30:17
Jeremiah 17:14

Isaiah 53:4-5
Malachi 4:2
Psalm 103:1-3
Jeremiah 17:14
Exodus 15:26

"Lord, Heal Me and Help Me Care for My Body"
Chapter 23 (PPW) S.O.

"Healing and body care are two different things. When you ask God to heal you, this is something He does. Taking care of your body is something you do. Both are vitally important."

James 5:14-16
Jeremiah 30:17
1 Corinthians 10:31
2 Corinthians 5:1


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