Suddenly love again. A precious woman is faced with her husband’s life here on planet earth ending way too soon. Suddenly.
Life changes. Life ends. People divide. Anguish separates. Love my friends.
It’s intense. It’s mind boggling. Love is the only offering we have for one another. When you don’t understand. Love Again.
When you are misunderstood. Love. When you hear rumors. Believe the more excellent way. Keep short accounts.
When you seemingly can’t forgive. Love. When others won’t forgive you. Love.
Do not mistake your personal distrust as your discernment. Listen not to a gossiper. Just love. Unconditionally. Then, love again.
No, it will not always end up ok. They may drop your friendship with zero explanation. You may be a train wreck. It might be messy. Just owe nothing than love. Then LOVE. Love you. Love them. Love again.
At times convoluted and painful? You bet! Love anyway? Yes. It is His way when you feel unable to trust yourself or them. Live with that Love instead of your own. Love Again. Love-d
Hello. I have wanted to send a surgery update. But I’ve been waiting for one. Waiting for a change. Waiting for a breakthrough. Waiting to share something that is a significant difference. I haven’t had one yet. I realized I still need to respond and follow up and follow through. With you. And though I am sending this to many who have wanted to keep up with me, I have appreciated hearing back from you individually as we have reconnected heart to heart and one on one.
After the surgery, I faced cleaning out my nose and sinus area at least three times a day. Mucus. Blood. Pain. I faced steroids, antibiotics, and pain pills. None of these things are my favorite normally. I don’t even like to take Advil. Several reached out to me who had this kind of surgery almost 20 years ago and their results were not positive. Also what they went through physically was much harsher than what I faced recently. I’m very very thankful. Very.
We followed up with the surgeon who sucked disgusting atrocities from both nostrils… Deep inside. And I was promptly asked if I felt any kind of relief or felt better. Honestly all I could say was no. I did not yet have any change that I knew of. Remember the purpose is for me to have oxygen going to my brain. How will I know when I have a change? Well, I want to see myself sleeping at night with my mouth closed. I need to see a consistent balance come back to my walking down the hallway. I need to see a follow through in my thoughts that takes me from start to follow through to finish. I need to see peace when I look myself back in the mirror. I need to see a calm to life‘s happenings. I need to see my food digest in such a way that it takes the natural course of events inside my body. I need to see health. Surgery update…
Craig mentioned a few moments ago that he noticed I had slept and was sleeping this morning. What he doesn’t know is that I was awake until 4:44 and he saw me at 5:15. He saw me peacefully sleep for right at an hour. And I’m thankful for that hour.
After the surgeon prodded and released me, he asked to see me in two more weeks. He said to continue the mucus and blood flush. I’m trusting God that this surgery was the right direction. No matter what the results, I trust God more today. And though I feel my life is off kilter right now (not forever) – I am learning to trust myself more as well. That’s always a good thing. Father God is reacquainting me with his presents in the joy and his presence in the sorrow, his presence in the living and his presence in the dying, his presence in the life and his presence in the strife, his presence in the sacred and his presence in the secular. God is present because you are present. Don’t face joy alone and don’t face sorrow alone. You have a Greatest Partner Living inside – loving you from victory and Life.
Recently I have taken more intentionality regarding certain habits. One is a conscious intentional breathing and releasing not just negative toxins but actual negative breath and energy that has accumulated during the day. Painting also has caused me to stop and listen in a different way. That’s been a God thing.
Now, for over a week I have been forgetting to do something very specific to help someone whom I love get a lymphatic compression sleeve and glove because of a partial mastectomy. Daily I would forget to call the company to discuss it, order it, pay for it. Yesterday, I finally was able to concentrate enough to sit and go through the process of getting it done. I noticed an attentiveness … I noticed several credit cards that were outdated. These are credit cards I use in ministry, in life and business. I immediately took action and called the banks to discuss it and get those things handled. I do think that blood flow was the reason I was able to do that. I do believe oxygen flowing correctly helped me to actually take action in those areas that I have not before. So to me, there is some thing that changed. And I’m thankful. Surgery update. If you want to read about the reason for my surgery you can check it out here – Wanting Oxygen to my Brain
But just to keep it real, yesterday I had a total meltdown emotionally. It was not good. I’m not sure what additional changes need to be made within me or around me, but mental health is part of our physical health. Our physical health is part of our emotional and mental health. And though everything is spiritual… Not everything is spiritual. So I’m listening close to see what is happening within me….Because it is definitely impacting was happening around me.
Our God is faithful and he’s listening. His LifeForce within. Here’s our every breath. He’s not disappeared and gone anywhere. He’s in the midst of every trouble and trial. He’s in the midst of every piece in the fire. He is in the midst of the floor and the mess. He is in the midst of every sense. So do not give up my friend. It’s a new beginning and a new end. Do not turn to the left or right. But listen close inside to that mind of Christ.
I am OK and you’re OK. God has good things for you and God has good things for me. There’s so much good in us and around us. Do not concentrate on the bad. Do you not concentrate on your regrets or what you wish you had. But take one step in front of the other and listen close to your Father.
This is the season of keeping it real. I don’t have a spiritual lesson or way to tell you to heal. I do know there is an intimacy deep inside of you. So listen deep and listen close and the voice of God will see you through. He’ll give you ideas that you never knew you could have. He’ll explode your heart with life, hope and with love. In the midst of a mess, He will let you address life’s impossibilities with Him … face to face … chin to chin …
HE may have you return to basics of life – away from the busyness and away from the strife. HE will join you in the pause and reassure your night that HE is your Day and with you in the plight.
Many of you have reconnected with me in the season of me keeping it real. I appreciate every note and every card and every single email. I appreciate you giving me time to respond to what’s happening inside of your life. I want you to know that I love you and then we may have lost contact over the years that today I appreciate you and I hold your life dear.
Grieving lasts for a moment but joy?
Joy is in the morning.
Good morning with my surgery update and much love- Donna
Sometimes that is all we lack. We want to step into something different or new. We want to be “that girl” or “that woman” or “that success story” yet it feels fleeting. Why? Confidence wins and many times we feel like our lack weighs more than or strengths. Insecurities run us off the road and we wonder what truck hit us. What are we thinking? This I know – when someone or something or some circumstance is so glaringly pounding me into the ground and I feel insecure or feel as if I have no right to feeling like I’m safe – I can now stop and reevaluate. in this recalibration time, I figured it out.
When my insecurity buttons are being pushed – more than likely and almost consistently it is because that person I’m dealing with is being pushed around by their OWN INSECURITY buttons. Oh yes… this is my key and your key dear one. Confidence won.
First – the Confidence that the power of the universe – that One – Who created you and lives inside you is confident and already won our insecurity battle. That alone is gold. Second – when you can step into THAT GOLD confidence and that strong alignment of already winning – you can be the one who says YOUR Confidence won.
Is it a one stop shop and its all good and you can rock on? Not normally but this I know. The journey to finding your confidence is worth it. If you make it an adventure and not a destination – if you make it a trip of winning along the way instead of who wins the race – then you will ENJOY even the moments when you feel lack because that place inside you where HE lives will be the space where HE reinforces the Truth – His confidence won and yours does too.
Until soon and much love – d
Hope says I’m Patient.
Your confidence – your expectation – can be raised. You do not have to live short of courage or strength. You can be steady. You can be tolerant of your own shortcomings. You can love yourself. You can learn how to be patient with the person who should be your closest friend – yourself. You can lean into joy and into peace. No more do you HAVE to be unkind to you and impatient with yourself. Listen, loving you and being patient with you is critical to your true and real life … the real you deep inside. Maybe you exercise self control with everyone but you – maybe you keep it together and are nice to your environment but when you look yourself in the mirror you lose all consciousness of kindness. WHOAH. Stop friend. True hope says I’m patient.
You get to be patient and kind and loving to you too. Say it with me, “I’m patient.”
If you practice this kindness and this response long enough and repeat this action of warmth and love long enough with you – it will become who you are and not just an action to take.
It is almost funny really when you think about the actual word impatience. IT says, I’m Patients.
A patient is usually someone in a hospital being cared for by others because of a physical or mental issue isn’t it?
So, you be your own patient. LOVE YOU. Care for you! This love and care will spread to those around you.
Practice these words, “I’m Patient.”
Faith based living – The law of sin and death wants to take out our body and soul through cycles and emotions from programs and agreements. But, because we have the mind of Christ – the Spirit of God – HE can renew our body and soul. Jesus sent His body to the earth and we get to use our bodies on this planet to receive all that is ours. Spirit. Soul. Body. Do our deeds have to be redeemed? How do we walk in the Spirit and cause our bodies and souls to be conformed into the image of Christ. Our bodies need Father to lead us and we need to follow Father SO THAT our physical bodies can live all the days we are supposed to on planet earth HEALTHY.
We get to live according to the Spirit – walk in the spirit – this is the place of no condemnation. Truth comes into us. Righteousness is fulfilled as we live according to the Spirit so we can be healthy and whole in soul and body. Receive and identify with His heart which is LIFE (not condemnation). When your mind is on the flesh, your mind is on the things of the flesh. Carnally minded is death. Spirit minded is life. But you cannot just talk about the spirit being life. You get to lean into life – One thing we can move forward in is by leaning into the Mind of the Spirit with life, health, healing and love. Living unoffended. Living forgiven. This is truly faith based…living from Love and forgiveness.
Focus your mind like flint on the spirit (not works) – the value of the blood – the value of Father, Son and Spirit inside you – being loved by Father – valuing our thoughts that oppose our Christ. Consider your thoughts and allow the thoughts not from God to slip away into His Spirit. Take no thought to what you eat, drink or wear. To be spiritual is to have the ability to take off the thoughts and emotions from carnality and non faith based living.
There is a process. There is a discipline. There is a governing from Christ.
Our minds are important. If Christ is in you then the body is dead because of sin but the spirit is righteous and alive. Our body has cycles and repetitive actions … that must be submitted to His spirit. We can be on repeat and not even know it.
So, now in the context of following the Spirit – How about we just choose not to be offended anymore? Honestly. We speak the truth in love and rock on. But getting angry and upset… It kills your physical body. Your body has biology that is responding to the trauma drama from pain and sickness and memories and limitations. We must have Jesus. We are dependent on HIM so we can press through these earthly soul limitations as well as our body being dead from sin. So, we get to redeem our bodies by the Spirit of God. Transfiguration is our inheritance. When you remain hurt over someone else’s opinion of you whether it is right or wrong…It knocks everything about your life out of kilter. Alignment is inheritance. Faith based living is the vehicle to identity and knowing Him.
You get out of alignment and when out of alignment, the enemy will separate you from the very thing God wants you to remain inside. Granted you are in Christ and nothing can separate you but you can feel divided, separated, unloved and unwanted. Not everybody is going to like you or me. Not everyone is going to understand your choices or understand your pain. People will be offended. You will get offended. But you can be responsible for you and lean into Life until it no longer happens as your response as you learn to have a supernaturally faith based life.
Condemning someone else doesn’t just put them Under the law but it puts you under the law as well. Feeling condemned by someone else puts you under the law and when you want to retaliate or run away from those that “made you” feel like that then it pushes them under the law as well. I wonder if sickness is part of the law?
Our physical realities must change too. Condemnation blocks and stops your life. If the spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you then you need the reality of the body being quickened with life. Our mortal bodies need life. LIFE to the physical realm for us. We are alive from righteousness. So, now the spirit inside of me and you spreads to others. We have life giving spirits and we must change our own patterns and problems because of His Spirit. Then, we can pour into others the same glorious inheritance. Lots of people live from a faith based life but it does not mean they have given themselves over to Him. WE can lead them through our own leaning into Christ.
The truth is that everybody is doing the best we can. Some people have a loudmouth and they’re going to shoot out stuff and crap from them that’s just not going to be pleasing or righteous. I think we should just ignore it and rock on. Let us look at one another through His life giving spirit. My body has issue but my spirit lives from righteousness to pour into my body and soul and change me and conform my biology into the image of Christ. Mind. Body. Soul. Spirit. Engage all of them. Engaged a faith based life.
Living according to the spirit. The law of sin and death inside of our bodies that is trapped into programs inside me – can be quickened by His Spirit. Put to death the deeds of the body. Put to death the agreements and programs from death. Discipline LIFE into you. Discipline is not works. Disciple your own soul, body and mind. Discipline to hear Him – meditation on Life and Love and Living all the days due to us.
If you want to increase your life – then you engage what God has given you so that you can obey with your mind, soul and body. Finances can change. The body can change. But they don’t change without our giving them our attention and disciplining ourselves in these area and pouring life into them. Doing comes from believing… and living out a faith based life.
Rise in your space. Don’t shrink back but embrace the challenge.
Resting expecting supernatural tenacity. Fix your eyes. Stay in the current. Let it strengthen you. You’ll end up with inheritance.
Rise in your space. Be expectant. Turn to think good things not past things. Maybe even approach your issue differently. Expect change. Expect freedom. Expect help. Expect life. Watch a video on Rise by clicking here.
Rise in your space and tune in supernaturally. Listen to what’s inside the song, conversation, disagreements. Listen beyond the tears and pain. Access what’s in between the lines and get a full picture. God is not shaming you or beating you up.
Rise with tenacity into Truth. Not the good labels or negative finger pointing of man can define you. Opinion hasn’t a chance when compared to Truth. Tenaciously embrace a TRUE new you. LOOK into the ones near you and you’ll find they struggle the same. Love issues. Misunderstood. Not able to express themselves. Need validation. Feel like not fitting in.
Look into your eyes and see love there. That’s who you really are so sit up tall in your chair. Follow me for blogging and strength. Love- d
Wow. We are out to eat and lo and behold I see the longing to make a memory on Eighties Band Night at Mo’s Irish Pub.
As I watch women flood the floor to dance with each other, my heart understands their loneliness AND their desire to simple to have some fun. Sadly, I saw spouses turn their wives down to dance due to what? Lack of security? Embarrassment? Unwillingness to be seen with her or them? An opportunity to make a memory cane and went..
Hey!! Make memories. Don’t be bound by fear of man, need for approval or feeling not good enough.
Enjoy you. If married – enjoy your spouse. Get over it friend! Love the one who leads you to be uncomfortable and free… Dance. Sing. Love. Laugh. Remember to make a memory…