Receive From My Hand


Please receive
these gifts from me

for Him in you
I see

and I’m blessed
whenever I give

as God is gracious
to me.


I see You in the faces of others, for You are with me.


“And Jacob said, ‘No, please, if I have now found favor in your sight, then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I have seen your face as though I had seen the face of God, and you were pleased with me.’ “

“Please take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.”

Genesis 33:10,11 NKJV

Photo credit:

Published in: on September 12, 2019 at 12:44 am  Comments Off on Receive From My Hand  
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Stirred Up


If you have
a spirit of fear

it does not come
from Me

for I give you love, power
and a sound mind

so you can think


I can use the gifts You have given me without fear, for You are with me.


“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:6,7. NKJV

Photo credit:

Published in: on July 29, 2019 at 5:13 pm  Comments Off on Stirred Up  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Just As He Pleased


We are
the body of Christ

and members

given gifts
by the same God

for manifestation
and edifying.


You are with me and have placed me within the body of Christ with specific gifts for the profit of all.


“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.”

“There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.”

“And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.”

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.”

“But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.”

1 Corinthians 12:4,5,6,7,18. NKJV

Published in: on February 13, 2019 at 5:03 am  Comments Off on Just As He Pleased  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Ask, Seek, Knock


it will be given

and you will find

and it will be opened

by My Holy
Spirit design.

You establish my asking, seeking, and knocking.

” ‘So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.’ ” Luke 11:9,13 NKJV

Published in: on August 23, 2018 at 5:36 am  Comments Off on Ask, Seek, Knock  
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Good For Nothing?

“Now it happened at the end of twenty years, . . .that King Solomon then gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee.”  1 Kings 9:10-11

“Then Hiram went from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, but they did not please him.” 1 Kings 9:12

“So he said, ‘What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?’  And he called them the land of Cabul ( Good for nothing ), as they are to this day.”  1 Kings 9:13

Another Gift would come out of the area of Galilee.

Lord, let us receive with thankfulness and joy the Gift You give . . .Jesus Christ Your Son.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Nothing But Good

Nothing but good
is all that He’s done

Holy and Righteous
is where He is from

humbly and purely
to us He’s come

perfectly wonderful
Jesus, God’s Son.

Published in: on February 2, 2012 at 9:16 am  Comments (26)  
Tags: , , , , , ,


I tried encouraging my husband by saying he had special God-given gifts and talents.  He has not yet come to Jesus and couldn’t see it that way.  To him, only someone like a highly skilled surgeon had a gift from God.

Jesus, thank You for being God’s gift to us and for giving us each different abilities to be gifts to others in Your name.

Here’s our simple encouraging poem today, reminding us where our gifts come from!

Wide Awake

The dreamer is sold away
for dreaming dreams
no one wants
to come true, placed
in a position to reveal
the meaning of dreams,
never drifts off
from the fact God
is not asleep on the job.

“But I have heard it said of you that you can understand a dream, to interpret it.”  “So Joseph answered Pharaoh saying, ‘It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh an answer of peace.'” Genesis 41:15-16

Published in: on April 24, 2010 at 6:41 am  Comments (3)  
Tags: , , , , , ,
Hourglass Poetry


On Faith and Writing

A Daughter of the King


Winddog (noun): fragment of a rainbow; Whispers...quiet writing

Living In Hallelujah...

With the GOD of MUCH MORE!



Faith Worked Out

Searching for the heart of the matter.

Broken Believers

Serving Rascals, Clumsy Disciples, and Mentally Ill Believers with the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ Christ Jesus Ministries

Bringing a message of Hope, Love, and Mercy to the world!


The place where you can find out what Lillie thinks

Another Red Letter Day

"The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life." Jesus

Easter And Spring Poetry

Ellen Grace Olinger

Heidi Viars

Stories about the Imago Dei and other Holy Moments


Encouraging others in Christ