Not Dying Out

When I first learned to make worship flags, it was really tough for me to create. My friend, David, is the one who taught me. I would be in front of the white silk, silent…afraid to put any color on at all. He would be nearby, encouraging me to think of different colors, styles, etc. It was SO hard for me, and then, after I learned, I was on my own.

The first time I dyed flags at my home, I wanted him there (simply because I didn’t think I could do it on my own), That first day, I called him so many times. I, literally, did not think I could do it, but then I remembered something I learned. Continue reading

Working from Home

Today is my last day at work. Starting on Monday, I’ll be working from home. On May 7th, I started my own business: “Flames of Glory,” and after 5:00 pm today, I’ll be making worship flags full time. I am in awe at how God’s molding me, changing the atmosphere, moving things around, and through it all, I get to bring Him more glory. I’M SO EXCITED!!!

Gumby

Have you ever heard the same word from heaven twice here on earth and KNEW it had meaning because ‘how could it be spoken over you twice’ came into play? That rarely happens to me, so when it does, it speaks deep into my soul, a place only God can touch.

On Friday night, a friend was speaking into my life words that have changed the way I think about the present, the future, the birdcage, the flight, and in that discussion, he referred to me as “Gumby.” My first thought Continue reading

Five Years Later

In 2009, I actually started to “read” my bible and fell in love with God, but I was in this uncomfortable state of wanting to live for him and sleeping around. The two just do not go hand in hand, so I would ask for prayer to stop having sex, and it finally worked.

On July 21, 2009, I made a decision in my heart to devote my body to God and informed the men I had been sleeping with. When I focused on God, He was pouring into me like crazy. A funny analogy to go with that was revealed to me right away. When I was a little girl, I was on the swim team. To gain the fastest head-start, it was best to have a clean dive from the get-go. My legs would always open, there would be a splash, which would slow down my momentum. They would constantly say to me, “When you dive in, close your legs.” That was SO true then and applied to my life in 2009. When I closed my legs, I was able to dive into His Word at full speed.

Last night, I felt led to look in my journal for a particular entry to share, and when I realized the date, I was reminded of the above analogy. Isn’t it crazy what time spent with God will do! Five years ago, these would not have been the desires of my heart, but because I’m fully yielded to Him, my desires line up with the calling He has on my life.
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***Journal Entry on July 21, 2014 at 11:16 am***

The desires of my heart:

To make worship flags
To dance with them
To play the violin
To write a book
To reach more people
To love my kids well
To have a husband
To write psalms