Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Must be clothed in purity.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
not wanting to come down at times.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
As I gaze into your beautiful face.
Your piercing eyes of Love welcome me.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I am not defined by my disability.
Friday, June 25, 2010
And to put it back on again.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Did he have a family to provide for?
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
They rush in like a flood.
It is difficult to comprehend this image with my natural eyes, but my spiritual eyes are wide open.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Here am I. I present myself to you. I kneel before You. You take my hand and help me to my feet. You cup my head in Your strong gentle hands and stroke my hair. I give You my everything because You gave everything for me. All of my brokenness. All of my shame and all of my pain. Here I am. I am Yours and You are mine. We are embracing one another in arms of love.
Friday, May 14, 2010
A constant source of love.
A constant source of strength.
A constant source of peace.
A constant source of patience.
A constant source of liquid honey pouring down from above.
A constant source.
A waterfall rushing from the sky.
You are that One and only Source.
Friday, May 7, 2010
I know that God has much more for me then I ever knew. I just have to snuggle up close to Him and listen to His voice. I know that He has much more for me. I must search for Him and be in His presence more often. I am not very successful at this at times. I know that God holds me tightly in His grasp. He will never let me go. I just have to trust Him totally.
I know He has His stamp of approval upon me like nobody else does. This is one of the most significant treasures which I have learned throughout my walk with God. Several strategies that I have learned to assist me to accomplish this are:
- Reading His Word
- Being in His presence
- Communicating with Him often
- Lifting worship to His throne
- Listening to His voice
- Spending time with Him on a regular basis
Friday, April 30, 2010
Nobody can prevent me from moving forward. God is the ultimate conductor of my life. He has everything under control despite what circumstances come my way. No man can stand in the way of my goals and dreams. I am walking forward fitted with the whole armour of God. Although I am frustrated with a situation I am not going to let them get in the way of my destiny.
When I receive an opportunity I tend to run with it. No matter where it takes me and no matter how long it lasts. There are always lessons to be learned. One just has to watch out for them. Don't give up on them just because it may not turn out the way one wants it to at the time. One does not know what the future holds. One must keep going on to the next event in one's life. One never knows where it might lead. One must tilt your ear towards the sky. The wise always possess a good listening ear.
Friday, April 16, 2010
The Cross is where I find forgiveness. The Cross is where I find healing. The Cross is where I kneel and gaze into Jesus' eyes and know that He shed His blood for me. The Cross is my safety net and Jesus is my rock hanging upon that tree. The Cross reminds me that He understands my pain. The Cross represents power to me. The Cross represents much more than I could ever express.
The empty tomb reminds me that I have the risen Christ living in me. The empty tomb represents life after death. The empty tomb reminds me to live life to the fullest. The empty tomb represents the resurrection power of God.
Healing is intertwined in there as well.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
During International Days I had opportunity to take in a few of the events. Improvisational skits performed in the Clock Tower addressed intercultural misunderstandings. While I was watching them, I began to recall times when I have been misunderstood. Most of the time, I find these experiences more humorous than upsetting.
For those of you who don’t know me, I have Cerebral Palsy and use a wheelchair for transportation. I’m unable to use my hands. The significance of this will become clearer as I continue.
When I go out to a restaurant, I often ask for a children’s menu because the servings are smaller and I have a fairly small appetite. I’ve had servers then ask me if I would like crayons and a coloring sheet. I usually just chuckle to myself and politely decline their offers.
Sometimes when I run into a person that I’ve known for a long time but haven’t seen for a while they will still ask, “Do you remember me?”
Usually I reply, “Yes,” and other times I just have to laugh.
After graduating from the Bachelor of Social Work program here at TRU, I found myself looking for a job. During an interview with a work search coordinator, I shared that I enjoyed writing, was about to publish a book of poetry and had my own blog and she asked, “Oh, do you mean you write with a pen?” Despite it being fairly obvious, this person did not realize that I am physically unable to use a pen and I need adaptive computer equipment to help me write.
One of my favorite pastimes is to socialize and meet new people. I especially enjoy doing this here at TRU. While taking a break from my studies, I often go to the Terrace cafeteria to have lunch, and have just recently discovered the Culinary Arts cafeteria. Although I have been coming to TRU for a few years now, I have only recently ventured out to eat in the cafeterias on campus. Because of my disability, I can have difficulty eating but this is quite normal for me. It may appear that I am choking to death or struggling to breathe, but don’t worry, it really does look worse than it is!
Sharing my experiences with all of you is not meant to deter anyone from approaching me and asking me questions. I simply hope to create awareness of misconceptions and let my fellow TRU students know that I too have felt misunderstood.
Because of the diverse cultural backgrounds, lifestyle choices and abilities that are present on campus, we have the unique opportunity to relate to one another through our shared experiences and ask each other questions. I encourage you all to take full advantage of this opportunity and share your unique perspectives with each other. You may be surprised to find that you have more in common than you think! Feel free to ask me any questions you may have and please don’t be shy!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Help me be wise oh wise King.
Give me strategic wisdom.
Sometimes my automatic response is anger.
Remind me of the confidence that You have ingrained in me .
Help me make wise decisions and battle with them rightly.
Allow me to pay attention to small nudges that creep inside my heart.
They are a part of the greater picture.
You know what You are doing.
You are my best friend.
You fill me with passion.
You are my soul mate.
You give me the giggles whenever I think of You.
When I gaze into Your eyes You cause me to become breathless.
When Your Spirit intertwines with mine I feel an undying love.
You know every aspect of my character.
I am forever getting to know Yours.
Continually dip yourself in the healing waters.
Run and leap in the healing waters.
Dive in the healing waters.
Immerse yourself in the healing waters.
Wade in the healing waters.
Be washed in the healing waters.
Let it pour over your head all the way down to your toes.
The Healer will be there waiting for you.
He will break the bonds of your sickness and disease.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Sometimes as sleep falls upon me at night, my muscles contract and release simultaneously. When darkness fills the room, my arms tighten and tense.
I am unable to relax. It is very painful at times. During these times I breathe and call out to Jesus. He always helps me through it and He whispers to me until I fall asleep.
There are times when I desire to get away from the noise of this world.
To be taken to a place of solitude.
Where I can open my eyes to see Your face.
Where I can open my ears to hear Your voice.
I long to be in that place of solitude once again.
To be intimate with You.
To have Your Word be ever etched upon my heart.
I surrender in that place of solitude.