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Friday, December 30, 2016

I am different and unique!...Just like everyone else...

As I shared this morning with my Sister Chef Lissette Medwig and made it my prayer for all of us...
   
    God Morning Sistah! My prayer this morning...
Boss..Lord, Keep us different. We don't want to fit in with the world...
We are grateful for the Way that we are on...
I pray this for all of us who seek you in the uniqueness that you created us to be...your kids...
when we look in the mirror we may see worldly "flaws" but You see ...a masterpiece!

As we approach Our Father who is the Father of Imagination and inspiration...we can only give back what we are uniquely created to do and be...to praise the Lord, and to be that unique piece of the the Revelation of God in this world! Through Jesus who did it all...we share by our relationship with the person Jesus through whom we get it....relationship with the Father as originally conceived in perfection in the Garden...Walking with Him...talking in the cool of the evening...Wow....
     This morning also God surprised me ...went outside for my Coffee with Jesus...saw the sunrise...beautiful colors hues melting into the bright of day...the Sun shining so brightly warming me up..I held my hand to the Sun and could feel the warmth...Glorious!  just to be in His presence that place where we are ALLways invited....Come to me He said...
I then turned and went inside...preparing my breakfast of Rösti with bacon scallions and a little cheese and a couple basted eggs...heard my dog McKinley bark and looked outside...and it was snowing!  I had to go get a closer look...like a Christmas picture video...the snowflakes...all individuals..unique as God is unique ...were falling dancing and floating I could see the crystalline structure on some of the dancing blessings....Sister Lissette replied when I emailed her about it..."The Lords treasury of snow..."  A treasure indeed!
So Sisters and Brothers take this prayer ...as your own....and if there are rough times...and there will be times like those...Just look in the mirror...smile and say...THIS is the day....I just know you will feel His Joy...His Strength working its way out from Jesus in your heart...into the uniqueness of who you are and pour forth into the lives of those He sends your way...
On His Way...
Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock....and we Roll!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

With Wings!....Like Eagles!

Wow...Like a child reading the book for the first time....the Word comes alive!  Reading in Isaiah 40...engrossed in the story reading these amazing things and the imagination making it appear on the Video screen of your mind...And that is what happened to me this morning ...maybe that has happened to you when you open the Word ...and words and phrases just seem to ...JUMP off the page...and or all of a sudden you are transported to that place and time where you can hear and see, and truly are in the presence of the Word...and that Word's name is Jesus!  and it's alive!  The Holy Spirit just seemed to put a pause...and an Exclamation mark!  When I read about "those who wait on the Lord..." I saw me...and many many other followers, seekers, pilgrims...When I read renew...strength...I saw myself in the movie of my mind getting stronger filling out from the inside....the inside where Jesus lives.  Now it wasn't like the Hulk's transformation but I saw Wings! appearing on me...and I saw myself "Mounting" up...Wow...jumping into the air with Wings!  Like Eagles! So strong in the Lord..Like Eagles'  strong muscles moving those wings...So strong... lifting myself up but not...It wasn't me as it is not about me but Jesus in me...Our God is able?   OH yeah  Holding me, in fact holding all of us, lifting me up...perhaps like a fallen bird...picked up by Our Father caressed and held till I was able to comprehend the truth and to accept the healing and to breathe in the Spirit...and to ultimately let go...to leap out of His Hand...With the feeling that I...could...Run! Forever!  Eternally one with Our Father , The Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  Now we can walk on The Way...and not faint.  It's amazing that a little Word can mean and do so much!  When in His Will we can truly...Rock and Roll!
Have a groovy God Day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Post Christmas Aftermath... ;)

After the birth of Jesus...the Shepherds went back to work...the Wise guys went back east...the Angels returned to their post.s..Joseph, Mary and Jesus left for Egypt...They hit the road!  Going , knowing, the why when and where they were led ....knowing that Our Father held all that and in His hands!  And Him KNowing we could come later...and hear the Words of His Son...saying...Go! The first two letters in God...Amen?  The Hebrew children  40 years...going...and never reaching...Then Jesus making the Way...the one way to the Father...as I like to say Jesus is the Rock and we ROLL!   We go...and make disciples and we are empowered by the fact that He has conquered and has obtained ALL authority!  As He prayed for us...Read in Matthew 28...
     "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen."
Thank you Jesus!

      ...and the second ( or last) two letters God are... remind me that He is odd....Odd as in contrary to the "ruler" of this world...Odd, illogical, strange, peculiar, weird, queer, funny, bizarre, abbie-normal, eccentric, unusual, unconventional, outlandish, quirky, zany; informal,wacky, kooky, screwy, freaky, oddball, offbeat, off the wall, out there, strange, unusual, peculiar, funny, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer, outré, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, different, out of the ordinary, out of the way, exceptional, rare, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, uncommon, irregular, singular, deviant, aberrant... I think you get the idea.  ;)   His ways Miraculous!  Parting Seas, Stopping the Sun, creating hordes of locusts, frogs, turning rivers to blood!  Raising the dead...Wow!His ways, most certainly not our ways...Thankfully. For He is a loving Father the one who created and knew us before we were born...now that is...od...
Rock and Roll  y'all...and have a groovy God Aftermath...Enjoy your Gift...
   

Friday, December 23, 2016

Its a Love Festivaaaaaaal!


... reading the Bible today in 1 John 4 and 5...and in Luke 8.

Seeing God Through Love in chapter 4

 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.  By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

...and in Ch 5:

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our[a] faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Read Luke 8... We see the Teacher...and How he taught in the Rabbinical style and fashion ...yet in the divine...speaking to our hearts ...now   right now...living words the Holy Spirit reminds and we hear...the Message...Jesus has a great combination of teaching and doing. Sometimes we need knowledge, other times we need action, sometimes we need both!
and I see three "reminders" from the Holy Spirit...
-God's word is a seed. Your heart is the soil. The seed can die in there or it can produce an amazing harvest!
-Storms will come but you are designed to make it through. Jesus is with you, don't fear, don't lose your faith! Bail water and rebuke the wind.
-When Satan is crushing your life Jesus will cast him out and give you back your peace and your sanity.
-If we just reach out and touch Jesus with our faith we will be healed and life will be restored.
Joy to the world and peace on earth ... our Savior is here!


Joyous anticipatory Christmas Eve Eve!  
Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock...and we Roll!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mo from the Bro...

As this particular season in our journey runs head on to spiritual  things like commercialism, misunderstanding...or a conscious rejection of the meaning and Spirit of celebrating the birth and coming of our Soon coming Lord and Savior Jesus Christ....We, Yoked up, armor on , shield up, and sword sharp  enter into the fray. Distracted hither and yon into leaving that "zone" of being in or as Brother Lawrence expressed so rightly " Practicing the presence of God".  Just thought I would share some of the good Brothers excerpts to encourage, build up and remind us of who we are, who Christ is in us, and enlighten or help to keep our light shining...
From his book "Practicing the Presence of God"

“He does not ask much of us, merely a thought of Him from time to time, a little act of adoration, sometimes to ask for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, at other times to thank Him for the graces, past and present, He has bestowed on you, in the midst of your troubles to take solace in Him as often as you can. Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.” 

Remember...this is a man who wanted an encounter with God but was assigned to the kitchen...a place he was not quite...groovy with, and coming to terms with himself and his place in the world...and like Job and Paul before him...found in his "conflict" with his circumstances and his relationship...revelation and a new birth...person living by the life of Jesus in us...


“I regard myself as the most wretched of all men, stinking and covered with sores, and as one who has committed all sorts of crimes against his King. Overcome by remorse, I confess all my wickedness to Him, ask His pardon and abandon myself entirely to Him to do with as He will. But this King, filled with goodness and mercy, far from chastising me, lovingly embraces me, makes me eat at His table, serves me with His own hands, gives me the keys of His treasures and treats me as His favorite. He talks with me and is delighted with me in a thousand and one ways; He forgives me and relieves me of my principle bad habits without talking about them; I beg Him to make me according to His heart and always the more weak and despicable I see myself to be, the more beloved I am of God.” 

Eventually finding the answer lay in that relationship that was his ...communion, his prayers became an ongoing conversation...

“That we should establish ourselves in a sense of GOD’s Presence, by continually conversing with Him. That it was a shameful thing to quit His conversation, to think of trifles and fooleries.” 

and...

“We should fix ourselves firmly in the presence of God by conversing all the time with Him...we should feed our soul with a lofty conception of God and from that derive great joy in being his. We should put life in our faith. We should give ourselves utterly to God in pure abandonment, in temporal and spiritual matters alike, and find contentment in the doing of His will,whether he takes us through sufferings or consolations. ” 

So we should ...Keep in touch...Amen?

“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.” 

Taste this...and after chewing it on a bit...please share with someone you work with...live with, or whomever God puts into your sphere of ...influence..in your presence share His  ;)

“That all things are possible to him who believes, that they are less difficult to him who hopes, they are more easy to him who loves, and still more easy to him who perseveres in the practice of these three virtues.” 

Merry Christmas and Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock...and we Roll!  Ho Ho Ho...

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Re-mind-er...Remember?

God morning Sistren and Brethren!  Praying you are getting a new touch of His New Mercies...with rejoicing this Morning!  I do love the Word of God...reading and feeling the hearts of the authors as they who practicing being in the presence of God...I feel and hear as much as read processing the words through my brain... those words enter my mental-ness...while the Message enter my heart to the soul of who I am.  I am reminded to continually share or to share as often as I can to others to Run... don't walk... to the Word...to find the answers to our questions, and to recieve revelation of God's heart in Jesus Christ.  Because we want to know ...more...be...closer.  In this journey along the "Way", we not only find His Will but find Him!  As did the two that journeyed to Emmaus... in Luke 24 we read about that resurrection Sunday...
     "That same day two of them were walking to the village Emmaus, about seven miles out of Jerusalem. They were deep in conversation, going over all these things that had happened. In the middle of their talk and questions, Jesus came up and walked along with them. But they were not able to recognize who he was."
On the journey, on that Way...those two were walking and talking with Jesus but blind and semi deaf ;)...to Him...wrapped up in the events of the previous 3 days and busy wrapping their heads....around the whirlwind of events...as we do in our day to day...we go through our myriad of events sometimes a tornado of events!  BUt I am reminded  (when those whirlwinds happen) of the revelation to Elijah in 1 Kings 19...
     "Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;  and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.  So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Reminded...Remember! He says to me..."What are you doing here?" I am thinking that, like Elijah, I am so overwhelmed and crying out loudly for the Lord for His presence to be strong in me...but so strongly troubled that even a tornado, earthquake, and fire... all super dynamic physical things on this earth...pale to the storm in my mind, heart, and spirit where God's voice fades...gets drowned out...lost in the cacophony. But God! In His still small voice finally breaks through...and I am reminded...That Our Father placed me there...right here...As he directed the Hebrew Children as they escaped from Egypt...in Exodus 14...
     "Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.’ "
Right there! He said to them...in that hard place ...mountains around them the Red Sea in front ...trapped!... with Pharaoh's every chariot and army rushing to destroy them...They...(like me and you) crying out! As we continue to read we see the words Moses spoke to the Children :
      "And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today."
Hmmmm ...Stand still...BUt Lord can't you see what's happening?!!?  Like the disciples in the Boat in the storm on Lake Galilee.  their cries of " Don't you care...!?!"( read Mark 4 )

Like the angels who reminded the women at the tomb...and once risen, Jesus gave them the Holy Spirit in a new way...His way so that we could be...reminded.  The Holy Spirit's main "job" I think is to actively re-mind us...  So remember!  Stand....still...small...voice...taste...See!  Re-set, Re-mind, and hear His voice echoing timelessly..." What are you doing here?"

Have a Groovy God day...and
Rock and Roll! Jesus is the Rock!....and we Roll!


Saturday, December 17, 2016

IN the journey...

On the Journey we find God's Will...great word for me...I had already known the " You are on a "need to know" basis in this relationship..."   and in that journeying, waiting, also that..."you will know it when you see it...You will know it is God!  Each day,,,season and indeed the journey if full of Moments.  Like time periods  full of seconds, minutes, hours...etc.  
Those moments for me give pause to Thank, Praise, and Pray...talk converse, embrace and linger in His presence...Like Brother Lawrence...(see previous posts), who found God's presence right where he was at...in that moment right here and right now He exists, lives,and breathes in the person of Jesus , and in us the person we are.  His arms open wide welcoming us into that intimate closeness that is that Holy embrace any time any place we want...we desire our hearts seek and we follow...and we read...and the Word of God speaks...Moments like fruit to be tasted and eaten which fills the tummy and soul...Tasting of Him...
From John 6:55-58 (NKJV)

55 For My flesh is food indeed,and My blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”

Mmmmmmmmmmmm  Good!
So Sistren and Brethren...let us raise our Glass!  Cheers to the one who got us here! Thank you Jesus!

Psalm 116:12-19The Message (MSG)

12-19 What can I give back to God
    for the blessings he’s poured out on me?
I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!
    I’ll pray in the name of God;
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it together with his people.
When they arrive at the gates of death,
    God welcomes those who love him.
Oh, God, here I am, your servant,
    your faithful servant: set me free for your service!
I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice
    and pray in the name of God.
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it in company with his people,
In the place of worship, in God’s house,
    in Jerusalem, God’s city.
Hallelujah!

Have a groovy God Day y'all!
Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock.....and we Roll!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Something about the Journey...

Hello Sisters and Brothers!   Well I made it cross country and am now with my Mother and family in MD...I cannot begin to accurately describe the thanks I feel to the Lord and to you all...I could only say that I would give each of you a really God hug!  As I read the word It occurred to me about "The journey"
Please allow me to transcribe some conversations I had rendering some parts of the trip basically a synopsis...and touching on the many wondrous things I saw and experienced...Totally God was in each and every aspect of this journey...and as I share it is a groovy saying that " It is ON the Journey that you find God's Will"!  I encourage you to seek out the word journey in His Word and taste and see what God is revealing to you about yours.....Praise the LOrd!
The chat excerpts are from conversations between me and Chef Ira Krizo, and with Sister Chef Lissette Medwig

Luke 9:53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.

Luke 9:57 [ The Cost of Discipleship ] Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.”


videoAnd the journey began  in a rare hail storm on the beach in Oregon...  ----------------------------->

How did the rest of your night go?
Too funny that part of the journey was perhaps the roughest as Ms GPS and my mistaking reading of what GPS was doing caused me to go the Wrong way for many miles till the snow and Mountains made me look again and surely...it had me on my previous "most direct route" which became the route that the storm and bad weather would accompany me along the way I knew would be ...so I changed the route to go through NV to I 40 then across ...and as such it was great road conditions and no inclement weather along the entire journey...had to cross a pass chains and followed a semi @ 15 mph for hours passing Tulelake at Midnight...I jokingly to the Lord said yeah it would be a little tacky to show up on your Moms doorway after midnight saying Just wanted to say Hi! haha maybe on the way back 😉If its not midnight
And then the journey continued as I got misdirected...but Mac as he is called in Europe a "Pyranean Mountain Dog" LOved the snow!
Was that Willamette pass out of Eugene?
I think so it was dark I think it bordered a lake when I looked at the map saw the road but also saw not that many signs along the way as you probably know it is sparsely populated
And on the journey went...


From Sister Chef Lissette Medwig

The LORD's Blessings be upon you my Brother, in the Fullness of His Measure!Blessings and Peace on this night.
Thank you Sister! this drive was very stressful...I am not as young as I used to be! and I did push it a bit...it was so rough just getting out of Oregon so the alteration of the journey through Nevada to AZ where I got a room in Flagstaff...was already so tired... then NM TX OK, and AR where I actually blanked out! God woke me and energized me to get off the freeway and park and nap for an hour or so....just enough to get me to TN where I stayed at Cat's Mom's house...she was so wonderful making me what I had prayed for! I was just wanting some soup...She had a home made leftover turkey and wild rice with cream soup...and she even made me home made southern biscuits and her last fresh homegrown tomatoes! I tasted and saw God's goodness that evening!
...I slept very well....leaving that next morning for one more long day arriving at my Sister's house at midnight....Wow what a journey but they say "On the Journey we find God's Will..." and I certainly did a lot of conversing with the Lord....missing my former co-pilot...who like me loved traveling in the car...seeing God along the way focused on the road and upon each horizon anticipating a revelation of the Lord in our journey...and the Holy Spirit reminding me that we all...are to BE that revelation...we were journeying to ourselves...finding a place already habitated by the Lord....I used to always say when we passed a church.." Wow whodathink??? Out here in the middle of nowhere where I have never been....God is here!" haha IN my egocentric self being the "center of the universe" 😉 ... I find that we are revolving around the "Son" the true center of the Universe....worshiping the Source...of Life and growing as the universe expands.....I often asked God along this trip that He would manipulate the Space-Time Continuum in my favor making my destinations closer and by that ...sooner....but as each moment passed into the past...I found the here and now was precious and perfect...in His timing...Wow what a plan!
I saw many wondrous things along the way...including along the way in Nevada I saw a boulder near the road that was "Graffitied" On the face of the rock as I drove by I saw a big huges heart with "
CAT
LOVES
then something obscured at the bottom I chose to think it said ...Leo ;)
Thank you for letting me share them you ...Thanking God for you!
PS...it did take me a couple days to even consider having a cup of coffee...But I got over that...😉

Sure!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ready? Set? ROLL!

Forgive me while you are chewing...Been a busy busy time   many of you know of my Mother in hospice ..getting ready to forever know and be in Love with Jesus full time!  As do we all strive and yearn for....leaving out in the morning...with rejoicing and NEW Mercies!
Driving cross country ...me and McKinley.....should be fun....Thank you all so much for the prayer and wonderful caring expressions of the Love of Jesus towards me!   I Love and cherish them...I will be eating road food for a few days...not road kill ... ;)
As the Holy Spirit moves   so do we....We roll!

I will do my best to share the road journey...tonight I rest after a busy day!  cramming in so much...
Let me leave you with this nugget to chew on...
It is about the journey sometimes in balance with the destination...my God Positioning System is similar to my worldly GPS in that it doesn't help you unless you know where you came from...and where you are going...
Talk among yourselves

Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock and we Roll!

Please Please pray Rolling mercies.Grace, provision...and most of all Good weather!  TIA  GMTA  God minds...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sisters and Brothers...Entree time!

We cannot be filled with the former and be possessors of the new. The former must be dealt with; Must be driven out by severe crucifixion, from which we are not meant to recover. We must become living sacrifices that stop crawling off of the altar. Life will be imparted by the death of Jesus working in us." - Terry Bennett, Pastor and Brother

OK!  Wow...As I have been and will be sharing more of Brother Lawrence and others gone on before us  It was just groovy to read the above quote ...touching something deep inside me that I pray will be edifying and food indeed to you my family in Christ and fellow lovers of Jesus.  So much...so many "brands" to choose...For me this is meat...Entree time...so I encourage you to eat first with your eyes Amen? Then smell ...thus discerning the savor through another set of senses...then choosing to taste of each portion on this plate...Time to use all your senses...and your eating implements are your resources...Of course the Word in it's many personifications, ways, aspects and translations... For me this is super savory deep flavored, and rich beyond what "fatness" can only be described in the Word...
Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

When I have been at a table full of Chefs in a restaurant they all were excited to experience the offering..but asked first for the Bread...they wanted to see smell and taste the bread!...so look first my precious reader at the plate alongside the entree...that has the bread...use this to prepare your diving in to the entree...with joyful lips!
(I encourage you also to run to the word to make sure I am not giving you anything not given to us already by God as "good for doctrine..."  I will quote book...and leave it to you to find it...old school style remember it wasn't till the 16th century that "chapter and verse" did not appear in our Bibles...I will also use the New King James as a baseline version...but encourage you to seek clarification and expansion of those words in other translations and versions that you can digest it better...Thank you for doing that)

In the gospel of John
 "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."

Then later in John

This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”


The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?”

So taste this bread...and prepare your palate

Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock...and we Roll!

Friday, December 2, 2016

But Wait!

God morning all!  busy days...woke up sore...feeling not an urgency but a prompting to continue in the Word Cat recieved the day before she went home..."Declutter and go through your stuff"  and so I am I am also excited and wanted to thank you all for praying for my heaqrts desire and God certainly provided in His inimitable way!  I am now happy owner of a minivan for Mac and I  ( If you do not know Mac here is a pic)...

To travel to visit my Mom who is in hospice in MD.   Excited that God has let me travel to share along the Way... the Good News, to share what He is doing here at the School, and just connect with Family in Christ. Pray traveling mercies as I prepare and embark  I will try to blog as I can along the way....God is good!
...I just saw a coupon  "Save $1.50 on Simple Truth"   Wow!  Thats a good deal!  What is the Simple Truth?  For me it is about being real...Created to be one with that...Simple truth...to share the Good News...and to accept all those things along the way that bring me closer to Him in my heart...thankful that it is not rocket science or methodology or religion...
...When I look outside yes in the Oregon rain I see a tree "bowing" leaning towards me  close enough to see the needles and leaves praising God...Standing firm in their silent expression of...Love.  Their sap their life blood so to speak flowing through it keeping it growing healthy and ...on point ...in purpose...We also are "the called"  to go and do likewise...stand firm and know...taste and see...believe on and be saved...
Take a moment...Be like the tree...
God is Love...go...and do that...
Have a Groovy God day and Rock and Roll!  Jesus is the Rock...and we Roll!