Beauty of the Lights in the Distance

Beauty of the Lights in the Distance

“Don’t panic.  I’m with you.  There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.  I’ll give you strength.  I’ll help you.  I’ll hold you steady, and keep a firm grip on you.”      –Isaiah 41:10 (The Message) Are there times when you feel like a small child and you don’t know which direction is home?  You…

Effortless Running River

Effortless Running River

In the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ran the river of what I would like to call “gold.”  On either side of the river were the most beautiful homes, many with a history of their own.  There it felt like you were in yacht alley, not just little boats but enormous ships that looked…

Fjords of Your Life vs. Majesty

Fjords of Your Life vs. Majesty

In my dreams, last night, I saw massive cliffs before me; I stood there in awe of the majesty and grandeur.   I am struck by how insignificant and small I am by comparison.  The cliffs stand straight and tall, full of life, strength, and protection. My life looms before me, bent, weak, and vulnerable.  Could…

From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light

My husband and I were on a cruise in the North Atlantic Ocean heading towards Iceland.  I was sitting in my cabin looking out into the dark and the blackness of the sea.  I felt the gloom and foreboding wash over my spirit as I sat there.  I couldn’t believe my eyes when in the…

Help Me, Jesus!

Help Me, Jesus!

You can be so wrapped up in the BUSYNESS of life that you see nothing good; just possible disaster.  Did you realize that being that busy is satan’s way of getting your focus off of God and onto yourself?  This is no way to live your life.  It will wear you out physically, emotionally, and…

Sunsets In My Life

Sunsets In My Life

In times of reflection, you want to see the beauty of your life.  There may be times you think there is nothing special about you.  I want you to put your name in this verse:  “Your name, You are fearfully and wonderfully made.”    Do you think that God would have taken the time to…

Phew! That’s A Relief

Phew! That’s A Relief

The world is moving at a super nova speed all day long and it seems to never end.  How do you keep up with the mad house that is called “your life?”  Think about a very busy factory with all the hustle, bustle, and noise that happens when all the factory workers are there.  To…

Oceans of Life

Oceans of Life

“…together in life, together in death…” 2 Samuel 1:23 I sit here by a roaring fire at beautiful Marine Dunes, just north of Monterey, California.  As I look out over God’s beautiful ocean, I reflect on His vision for me and what He has planned for my life.  The sky and ocean are blue, the…

Nourish My Soul

Nourish My Soul

EAGLE REFLECTIONS: There have been so many times that I pray for an overwhelming hunger to know God more intimately.  The problem is that instead of going to Him and His Word, satan puts something in my path to shift my focus away from God.  I am embarrassed to say this happens more than I…

Increase My Faith

Increase My Faith

EAGLE REFLECTIONS: Whatever the case, life goes much better with faith.  If you feel that you have too little of this precious commodity, ask God to multiply it.  And if you haven’t already done so, pray for His Spirit to live in you.  The Holy Spirit gives you life.  He gives you the ability to…

A Time to Surrender

A Time to Surrender

EAGLE REFLECTIONS: There are times when I am pushing so hard in my life, you know fighting for this or that.  Thinking all the time I am fighting for God.  This attitude can be exhausting.  Sometimes I’m so busy fighting that I don’t listen to God when He wants me to slow down and rest. …

Sharpen My Hearing

Sharpen My Hearing

EAGLE REFLECTIONS: This prayer says it all… PRAYER:  “Father, sometimes I wish I could hear You more clearly.  I’m not always sure what to do.  Even so, You know that I want to live my life in a way that pleases and delights You.  Sharpen my hearing, Lord, so that You won’t have to shout…

Help Me God

Help Me God

EAGLE REFLECTIONS: PRAYER:  “Help me, God.  I am so tired of this wilderness.  Sometimes I think it will never end.  I feel so needy that I don’t like what I see in the mirror.  Are You really testing me?  If so, what am I supposed to be learning?  Help me to cling to You, Lord,…

Are You Walking Away?

Are You Walking Away?

EAGLES REFLECTIONS:   There may be times when you feel like walking away from your Christian life.  It may seem just too hard to keep following God’s direction.  If you have ever felt this way, first, don’t give into the guilt that will accompany that feeling.  That is another flaming arrow that satan is shooting…

Nothing Is Going My Way

Nothing Is Going My Way

EAGLE REFLECTIONS:  Sometimes I think about faith and wonder how strong my faith really is.  Have you ever felt like nothing is going your way and God seems to have turned His back on you?  Guess what?  It is the opposite…you have turned your back on Him.  I know you don’t do it intentionally, but…

My Mess in Life

My Mess in Life

I want you to really think on what God says here: ”So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him….

Miracles Happen

Miracles Happen

In the Bible there are many examples of Jesus Christ and His miracles. My question is…do you believe in miracles? It doesn’t seem that in this modern day miracles are observed like in Christ’s time. But think about it; they didn’t have all the stuff we have today. The Word says, “Then Jesus said to…

God’s G.P.S.

God’s G.P.S.

Your life may feel like a jungle with so many twists and turns, along with the branches and gnarled up roots that trip you with every step you take.  Do you feel like you can’t go anywhere without your GPS to guide you?  For many of you a GPS is such a necessary part of…

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