Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Gift to You on this Winters night


I offer all I am
on this
Decembers' eve..

Come O Holy One,
my Husband
and
consume me in the flame of
Your love
until I burn
with
Holy love divine

Deborah \0/

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Come and behold Him


~Its in my quietest moments
that God speaks the loudest~

Find a cozy little corner
and be alone with God.
Take His Word
and give Him time..
Let Him lead you through the holidays
with His peace
and let His joy fill you...

Deborah \0/

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In You



I'll be found in You...









Deborah \0/

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hallelujah
















                                                                           The glory of the seasons...
                                                                            (on my porch)
















                                                                       The newly born...
                                                                        (my precious great niece, Chloe)

















                                                                         Eyes to see the beauty He has created for us...
                                                                          (in my sisters back yard)


                      Tender moments captured...
                             (my hubby and our scottie Milo) 



The priviledge of beholding your childrens,childrens child....
(My momma and her 1st great grandchild)


Quiet times for contemplation and prayer...
(my baby sisters back yard)                     


And my soul wells up...hallelujah



With all my heart...Deborah \0/

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

His ways are not our ways


The Lord hath His way
in the whirlwind
and the storm. 
Nahum 1:3

When we cant see His hand,
we can still trust His heart...


In His love,
Deborah \0/

Monday, November 8, 2010

Operation Christmas Child



I saw this link today on Ann Voskamps "Holy Experience"



Deborah \0/

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Place of Rest








"Come unto Me,
all of you who are
weary
and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest"

~Matthew 11:28~






Deborah \0/

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Breath of God

Come breathe on me
O Breath of God






Deborah \0/

Monday, November 1, 2010

Warmth


Come wandering souls
and find your home
Hideaway in the love of Jesus

He offers the rest
that you yearn to know
Hideaway in the love of Jesus

Hear Him calling your name,
See the depths of His love
in the wounds of His grace

Hide away
Hideaway in the love of Jesus
                       ~
















 Deborah \0/









Deborah \0/

Sunday, October 31, 2010

~Your hand~




~You never let go of my hand~
















Deborah xo

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Holy Experience

If you've never met
Ann Voskamp
from Holy Experience,
you are missing out.
Ann hears the gentlest
whispers from the Spirit of God
and so lovingly shares them
through her blog called
A Holy Experience

But if you go here..be prepared..
because you too may hear Him whisper into the depths of your being
and cause you to long and even pant
for more of the living God.

Ann is such a gift to the body of Christ and to those whom do not yet know Him in such a personal way.
Her tender and obedient heart
blesses me so...
and I find myself deeply moved in the secret place of my heart,
longing for a closer walk with Him,
hungering for more of His Spirit,
to lean deeper into His breast,
to see His very face,
and then to see Him in everything and in the everyday...

God bless you Ann...His lovely handmaiden.

 With all my heart...Deborah \0/

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Jesus ..He loves me


Those were the times that
You carried me...












In His love,
Deborah \0/

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Extravagance









































You pour out Your love
sacrificially,
uncessantly,
unconditionally..
And I drink it in
and am humbled..
over and over...

Deborah \0/

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Throne Room




My heart has heard You say,
"Come and talk with me."
And my heart responds,
"Lord, I am coming."



Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Psalm 27:8, 14 NLT



Deborah \0/

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

I will be as the dew...

~I will be as the dew... Hos. 14:5~


Wait before the Master until your whole heart
is drenched by Him,
and then go forth in the power
of a fresh,
strong,
and
fragrant life..

Lord, let Your Spirit
drench Your people with dew
                                                                                                                     ~

With all my heart...Deborah xo

Captured this beautiful rose on my dear sisters
deck yesterday while enjoying the company
of her , her daughter and her first born

Sunday, September 26, 2010

He knew...





Oh how I bless you my God

With all my heart...Deborah
your handmaiden \0/

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Psalms 51


                                                   ~
I wanna be brand new...
Only He can make us brand new...
                      ~
Oh Lord..
Be gracious to me..
Blot out my transgressions..
Wash me..
Cleanse me..
Purify me..
Make me to hear joy and gladness..
Hide Thy face from my sins..
Create in me a clean heart..
Renew a steadfast spirit within me..
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation..
Sustain me with a willing spirit..
Deliver me..
Open my lips that my mouth may declare Thy praise..

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart He will not despise.
                                      ~

With all my heart...Deborah \0/
Beautiful prayer sung in worship to God by Stephanie Nelson
who is the sister of Lissa from "Humble Pie" blog . http://www.humblepie.blogspot.com/
Go ahead and visit Lissa...she is such an exhorter and encourager and a sweet sister in the Body of Christ. xo

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Im tasting salt

~O n e n e s s ~

Henceforth,
there will be such a oneness between us..
that when one weeps
the other will taste salt.
~
Author unknown


With all my heart...Deborah xoxo

Friday, September 17, 2010

~Because of You...I lack nothing~

"The Lord is my Shepherd,
     I shall not want..."
        Psalm 23:1
                     ~


I lack nothing when I have Him.
In the winter months I was in awe as I read Roy Lessin open up Psalm 23:1
and I'd love to share it with you..be blessed, be encouraged, be strengthened..in His great love and care for you

With all my heart..Deborah \0/
   (Photo captured by my dear brother David while in Scotland)
                                                                                                          
                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                    ~
                       


The Lord: Yahweh. The Eternal. Jehovah. I Am. The self-Existent One. The God of forever and ever.
Is: Not will be one day. Not someday. Not was a long time ago. Is now, at this very moment—as I draw each breath, as I take each step, as I face each circumstance of life.
My: Not just someone else’s. Not just the pastor’s. Not just the missionary’s. Not just the people in the Bible. Personal God. My God. Knowing me intimately, watching me carefully, loving me fully.
Shepherd: Pastor. The One who tends, keeps, guards, guides. The Good Shepherd; The Great Shepherd; The Chief Shepherd. The One who leads. The One who feeds. Life giver. Care giver. Watching every moment; protecting in every situation; providing every need. Laying down His life. Giving His all. Seeking me. Carrying me. Holding me close.
I: His hand is on me. I am the apple of His eye. I am His beloved. I am His child. I am His possession. I belong to Him. I am in His hands. I am in His thoughts. I am on His heart.
Shall Not: Never! Not once! Not in any circumstance; not in any trial; not at any age. I am certain, sure, persuaded, unmistaken, absolutely confident of His “Yes” to me.
Want:  He is my supply. He is my provider. He is my provision. I shall not be given a stone instead of bread. I shall not come up empty, be destitute, find out that I have been forsaken. In Him, my Lord, my God, my Shepherd, my Pastor, I find no lack.
                                                                               ~

Monday, September 13, 2010

~Quiet in the land~

They that are quiet in the land
(Psalm 35.20)
~

Enter into Gods chamber, and hide there, and be still.
Be quiet outside~you will then be quiet inside.
Be quiet in spirit
Hide deeper in Him.
He must be real~more and more real

Then God will call us the "quiet in the land"
~

Get quiet, beloved soul;
tell out thy sorrow and complaint to God.
Let not the greatest pressure of business divert thee from God.
When men rage about thee, go and tell Jesus.
Hide thee in His secret place when storms are high.
Get into thy closet,
shut thy door,
and quiet thyself
Be quiet to get the ear of God
~

Springs in the valley-Mrs. Charles Cowman
Photo-taken near St. Jacobs Ontario in a quiet field by myself (Deborah)

In the quiet...
Deborah \0/

Sunday, September 12, 2010

~The Love Dare~

Dare To Love....
*
My hubby and I are doing the 40-day challenge
to practice unconditional love..
Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong,
its a journey you need to take...
we've chosen to take it
*
Love bears all things,
believes all things,
endures all things.
Love never fails
Corinthians 13:7-8

From the movie "Fireproof" comes The Love Dare

With all my heart..Deborah xo
(We're encouraged greatly by this journey)

Monday, September 6, 2010

~I'll meet You there~




Consciously desiring it..
 deliberately planning for it..
  and diligently pursuing it..

   Be still and know that I Am God..

Take me to that quiet place in You, my Lord
 where I meet You in true friendship and intimate communion
                                              ~
Commune with me

Commune with me
 Commune with me
  Between the wings of the cherubim
   Commune with me

I worship You
 I worship You
  Between the wings of the cherubim
   I worship You


                                                                         I'll meet You there
                                                                          I'll meet You there
                                                                           Between the wings of the cherubim
                                                                            I'll meet You there
                                                                                             ~

Deborah \0/              "Commune with me" is a song I heard many years ago and I never forgot
                                   the depths it ministered to my heart ,
                                    and the deep place of worship God brought my heart into through it
                                                                                      \0/


                             
                                                                       

Friday, August 27, 2010

~The Way~

"And your ears will hear a word behind you,
"This is the way, walk in it,"
whenever you turn to the right
or to the left."    (Isaiah 30:21)
*
As we take that step of faith
and go forward in the way
He speaks to us..
He will be faithful to lead us in the Way..
and peace will be with us..

As we make our requests known to Him
by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving

His peace..
which surpasses understanding
will guard our heart
and our mind
in Christ Jesus  (Phil.4:7
*


In His love & friendship,
Deborah \0/

Thursday, August 26, 2010

~Come unto Me~

How beautiful...
 to bow our heart before the King
and to bring a friend who has something to ask of Him..
*
How breath-taking to lead her into His presence..
*
All heaven listens ..
as her sweet voice calls upon His Name,
The Name Above All Names..
The Altogether Lovely One...
You hold our tears in a bottle...
You care for us
*
I am humbled by Your mercy
and Your great love  immeasurable..
*
You hear her hearts cry Lord,
and You delight in the faith that brings her to You..
You've drawn her by Your Spirit...
draw her closer still...
until she finds in You her Beloved
*

Deborah xo


Monday, August 9, 2010

~The Perfect Storm~

Storm : an atmospheric disturbance manifested in strong winds
accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitaion
and often by thunder and lightening
*
When the storms that hit our lives, often suddenly,
 can take us by surprise
and often fear and worry are just waiting
to attempt to wash over us and drown us.
We can feel like the boat we are in is being tossed to and fro
and it can be very upsetting
and subsequently we can lose our peace.
*
And it may appear that Jesus is asleep in the boat
and we are afraid that the waves of anxiety and
impending doom are going to overwhelm us....
but wait...
isnt He with us in the boat?!
I can sometimes be so consumed by the height of the waves on the horizon that I forget He is here with me..
and has been with me all along..
I will never leave you nor forsake you ..Hebrews 13:5
*
The very fact that He said to the disciples Lets go over to the other side
meant they were going to get there.
Trust, peace and faith in God..
necessities to going through the storm
and reaching the other side
*
When and if fear and/or panic or
the absence of peace
seem to overtake us, we cry out as the disciples did to our Lord
and say Lord, dont you care that we drown?!
And our Lord gets up, and rebukes the wind
and speaks to the waves Peace ..be still
and then questions them /us about our fear and lack of faith
*
Perfect storm? I dont know if there is such a thing..
but in the storms of our lives we can have He Who is perfect in it and I suppose
that could make it the perfect storm
*
Who is this that even the wind and the waves obey Him?!
*
God Almighty..
Alpha and Omega..
Prince of Peace...
Word of God...
Lover of my soul
*
I rest in You..
let us go together to the other side..
There is much work to be done ...
and This is the work of God, that you believe
in Whom He has sent...John 6:29
*

 My ponderings on the scripture verses from the book of Mark 4:35-41
If Jesus is not in the boat with you, why not consider asking Him in...
you'll never regret having asked Him
and it will change your life now and  right into eternity.

In His love & friendship,
Deborah \0/

Saturday, August 7, 2010

~Draw nigh~

Jesus
Joy of mans desiring..

I draw near..
draw nearer me still..
breathe on me Breath of God..
bring life,
fascinate me with your beauty,
purity
and love..
fill me with Your Spirit and a passion for You
until I am overwhelmed with all that You are,
and
then pour out Your life-giving love through me
*


Deborah \0/
Photo from The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe movie (C.S.Lewis)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

~Give Me Jesus~ Fernando Ortega Ruth Graham Tribute


What a legacy Ruth Graham has left for us...
Give me Jesus...
you can have all this world,
but give me Jesus.
Deborah \0/

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

~His Name~

Your Name is as ointment poured forth


Painting by D. Dicianni

Deborah \0/

Friday, June 25, 2010

~Turn my heart, O Lord~

Turn my heart, O Lord,
like rivers of water,
Turn my heart, O Lord,
by Your hand;
Till my whole life flows
in the river of Your Spirit,
and my name brings honour to the Lamb
*
Lord I surrender to Your work in me,
I rest my life within Your loving hands.
*
Turn my heart, O Lord
like rivers of water,
Turn my heart, O Lord,
by Your hand;
Till my whole life flows
in the river of Your Spirit,
and my name brings honour to the Lamb
*

The Spirit brought this song while in prayer today ..
how I adore this song.
*
"The Kings heart is in the hand of the Lord,
like rivers of water;
He turns it wherever He wishes."
Proverbs 21:1 (NKJV)

In His love,
Deborah \0/

Friday, June 18, 2010

~Am I enough? ~

You ask me  "Am I enough"?
I know, that I know, that I know that You are the "I Am" 
 Who is...
enough..
more than enough.
All-sufficient One...El Shaddai..
help me to walk in the light of that truth...
daily and even moment by moment..

Your daughter,

Deborah \0/.



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

~Leaning~

Im leaning on the everlasting arms












Photo by my dear friend,
Greg McGuinty
Deborah xo
                                                                                                         Greg's Northern gallery

Sunday, June 6, 2010

~Forgiven much~
























Forgiven much
by Keith Johnson

Im living in His forgiveness..
Deborah \0/

Saturday, June 5, 2010

~Burning Heart~

And they said to one another,
"Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road,
while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?"
Luke 24:32

Today, the road to Emmaus is an uncared-for, weed-overgrown, and hilly path that few people travel anymore.
In the natural, it describes the need today for the Body of Christ to return to the Emmaus of the burning fire within..
It is a long-neglected path that needs to be restored.
                                       *
taken from:
James Goll   "Wasted on Jesus"

Set our hearts ablaze with passion for you Jesus
I give You my all,
enter into the depths of my heart and cause me to burn with love for You..
I hold nothing back Lord..
I reach for You..the Lover of my soul

Deborah \0/

Monday, May 31, 2010

~Paint Your picture~

I am Yours...
Your handmaiden,
Deborah \0/         


Photo by :Ron Dicianni

Friday, May 28, 2010

~Unto Thee~

Unto Thee O lord,
do I lift up my soul.
O my God, I trust in Thee:
let not mine enemies triumph over me

Psalms 25:1-2














Deborah

Monday, May 17, 2010

~How He loves me~

He is jealous for me
loves like a hurricane
I am a tree
bending beneath  the weight of his wind and mercy
When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great Your affections are for me
and Oh how He loves us
 Oh
Oh  how He loves us
how He loves us Oh
*

\0/
written by John Mark McMillan


Deborah xo
Rejoice in His love for You...

Friday, May 14, 2010

~You carry me...~

Thank you Lord that you carry me...
 when I feel the road is too long and I am growing  weary...
                              *
 I love you..
 Your love strengthens me,
 and my love for You increases more and more
                              *


Deborah xo

Thursday, May 13, 2010

~Son-shine~

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James Barrie

O Lord, grant that, living in Your brightness, I may bring Your sunshine into cloudy places.
Amen.


Deborah \0/

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

~Where faith begins~

Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you...
1 Peter 5:7

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7


Deborah \0/

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

~Be still, and know that I am God~

Listening.....
for that still small voice..coming from The One I never dreamed would speak to me..
Whisper ...into the very depths of my heart...
and draw me ever closer to Your heart...

Deborah \0/
your handmaiden

Monday, May 10, 2010

~You Alone~

I lift my eyes when Im in trouble
I lift my hands, I lift my heart
There I stand knowing nothing can defeat me
just as long as I know where You are
                          *
In You alone is where I find my comfort
In You alone, You're my only hope
In You alone my heart has found a resting place
In You alone,
In You alone
                           *
So I wont fear the dark beside me
no I wont let my courage sway
For You are near, and at the brightness of Your glory
The shadows of the night melt away
                           *
In You alone is a promise I can cling to
In You alone You're my security
In You alone my soul has found a dwelling place,
Only in You alone
                           *
What can separate me from Your love?
Neither life, nor death nor anything at all
anything at all
                           *
In You alone is where I find my comfort
In You alone You're my only hope
In You alone my heart has found a resting place
Only in You alone
Only in You alone
Only in You alone...

Song by Kim Hill


Deborah xo

Saturday, May 8, 2010

~Lord I want to know You more~

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ
2 Peter 3:18


Deborah xo

Thursday, May 6, 2010

~I'll never let go of your hand~

I know what you've been hearing
I've seen you hide your fear,
embarrassed by your weaknesses
afraid to let Me near
I wish you knew how much I long for you to understand
No matter what may happen child, I'll never let go of your hand
*
I know you've been forsaken by all you've known before
when you failed their expectations
they frowned and closed the door
but even though your heart itself should lose the will to stand
no matter what may happen child, I'll never let go of your hand
*
The life that I have given you, no one can take away
I've sealed it with My spirit, blood and Word
The everlasting Father has made His covenant with you,
and He's stronger than the world you've seen and heard
*
So dont you fear to show them all the love I have for you
I'll be with you everywhere, in everything you do,
and even if you do it wrong and miss the joy I planned,
I'll never, never let go of your hand
*
The life that I have given you
no one can take away
I've sealed it with My spirit, blood and Word
The everlasting Father has made His covenant with you,
and He's stronger than the world you've seen or heard
*
So dont you fear to show them all the love I have for you
I'll be with you everywhere, in everything you do,
And even if you do it wrong and miss the joy I planned,
I'll never, never let go of your hand,
I'll never let go of your hand
*

Written and sung by Don Francisco



Deborah xo




Wednesday, May 5, 2010

~A friend loves...~

"A friend loves at all times"
Proverbs 17:17

I have the most wonderful friend
who is like a mother to me
*
I can always share my joys, sorrows and thoughts with her
and know that she is a safe place
*
truly loving me at all times
*
she reminds me of Someone
and His name is Wonderful
*
Jesus


Thank you Lord for Adrienne and for her love & her mothers heart xo

Deborah xo