Saturday, December 29, 2012

Is your blinker on?

Have you been driving along and had one of your passengers ask “Is your blinker on”? Or maybe you have been riding with someone and had to let them know “Oh your blinker is still on”. And for anyone that may not understand this use of the word “blinker”,or “Flasher” - it is slang for “Turn Signal”. But a turn signal can also mean a traffic light, and a flasher as in “are your flashers on?” can mean your hazard signals, or flasher could mean…well you get the drift. Blinker just works.
In a vehicle, a blinker, signals all around that can see you that you are going to take some sort of action, usually that you are going to turn this way or that way. But likewise don’t our actions or re-actions send out signals. And what do those signals do and create in our lives and the lives of others?
As a parent, we long to hear our child say those precious words “Mommy” and “Daddy”, but then so often when we hear Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, we respond with “Just a minute, hang on, not now, I said be quiet,…”
As a parent, we want our children to want us and need us and love on us, but then too often we respond with “I’m busy, maybe later, have you done… yet?”
As a parent, we can see someone else's child and have all the patience in the world with them and get warm fuzzy’s about how sweet they are, but not stop and see the wonders of our own child.
I know that it is very important that we train up our children right. I also know as a Grandparent it is so awesome to be able to love on the children with out the responsibility of training them up. But we can not allow the cares of training them affect the signals we send them of love and approval and acceptance.
We are created in the image of God. Our Blinkers need to be the image of what God would do. When we pray and whine and grumble and plead and cry to our Abba Father, he never says not now I’m busy. He never looks down on us with an irritated or disapproving look. This is not to say that God does not correct us or that He doesn’t think we should correct our children.
Proverbs 13:24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.
Proverbs 29:15 The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
I know this is mostly about parents – but each of us have a responsibility to react in a way that influences the world around us in a positive way. My husband and I make a point of looking directly at people and smiling at them when we are in a public place. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen someone scowling in a defensive posture, looking like they are ready to lash out at the world, then see me smiling and break out into a smile themselves. I see teenagers size up other teenagers with a “As if attitude” while others hang their heads down trying not to be noticed. What would a smile from one teenager to another do?
As people on the earth, our signal is a reflection of our creator. I also know that seemingly innocent signals can draw someone closer to God or drive them away.
We all have blinkers, and we all use them more than we even know we do. What does your blinker tell the world about you?
As I head into the New Year I want my blinker to shine in a more positive way. I want to signal to the world that there is love and acceptance, not with out a price, but that the price has been paid. Paid by my savior Jesus. I want my signal to show I am turning - towards God.
Happy New Year to everyone – God Bless

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Long Before I was born!
Long before my heritage was ever recorded.

You knew me - You loved me - and you chose me!
And with but a hope that I would choose you back - You said I was worth dying for.

Thank you Jesus!    No Really - Thanks!

Friday, April 13, 2012

That's a Bad Egg

At some point in my growing up I came across a hard boiled egg that was hard to peel. I was told to make sure and get the membrane that would make it easier. When I questioned why this happened I was told the egg was a little old, and when they got old they were harder to peel. So for many years every time I had an egg that was hard to peel it was a challenge to be able to peel it without taking 1/2 the egg with it, but I also had this twinge about serving a "little bit old" egg. Was it safe, or was I poisoning my family?
Fast forward several years and I have recently been told that a hard to peel egg is actually a very fresh egg. So now I am not only confused but conflicted about all those thoughts of poisoning my family. And how immediately I was able to switch my alliances to liking a hard to peel egg and being concerned about the easy peeler. See what I heard, what I learned, what I lived by was a truth to me but was not the truth.

Several times in my life I have looked at people that are prejudice, and wonder why, how? I think of people that are so dedicated to a religion with out a living god, or believe in God but not Jesus and I wonder why, how?

What God showed me the other morning as I was peeling a hard to peel egg for my husbands lunch was that I used to cringe when I got a fresh egg, now I welcome it. My perspective changed because of my knowledge. What I was taught influenced my reactions. And if that's not bad enough, I in turn probably shared the bad egg theory with others. God challenged me to take a look at other things and or people in my life and see if I had labeled them as bad eggs. God wanted me to see that even if in my mind I had determined something to be a bad egg, my moods and attitude about it would be evident enough to have a ripple effect on the people around me.

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly." 2 Timothy 2:15-16

If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship with on another and the blood of Jesus, his son purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:6

"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:31b-32

What God has shown me is that what ever I believe to be true is true to me. So if I want the real truth, I need to make sure that I line my thought and beliefs up with His word. I also need to check for bad eggs in my thoughts and heart.

I'm happy and blessed that God loves me and teaches me, even if he uses an egg to do it.

Have a blessed day everyone.

John 8:32 says "Delight yourself in the ways of the Lord and

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Confident Heart

Today is the official Start to the Study "A Confident Heart" by Renee Swope is an Author and Speaker of Proverbs 31 Ministries. I do not have my book yet, however was able to read the introduction and 1st chapter on Amazon.

Renee talked about preparing for a speaking engagement that she was doing one weekend and all the sudden as she was putting on her makeup, fear and doubt started creeping in. As she turned to put her makeup in her suitcase she notice her shadow on the wall and how large and distorted it was to her actual size. God shared with her in that moment, that when we turn away from the light (HIM) things get distorted. That is so good...

It reminded me a something my Dad told me many years ago when I first started driving. He said always keep your eyes on the road cause you will steer where your eyes are focused. I don't know if my Dad knew how often I think of that in life or how profound of a statement that really is. But I'm glad he shared it with me.

What we focus on in life is what will becomes big in our life.

Father God I pray that I stay focused on you and your truth. Help me to not steer right or left but only on the road you have made for me.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Blessings to all, Lynn