TO ALL SAINTS, PAST AND PRESENT

White Crane  by M.L. Hoffman

Today we thank the Saints of the Triumphant Church and rejoice for their intercession on our behalf.

“As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”  —Psalm 16:3

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  

–Psalm 116:15

I hear the words “not ordinary,” for today we reflect on all past and present saints.  There is nothing ordinary in the Spirit realm for the ordinary cannot elevate nor heal in this physical world.  This is what the saints do, they relinquish the ordinary in their lives for the supernatural order.  And who better than Jesus’ prophets of today to echo God’s intentions for all his creation.

We are all called to be saintly.

Bravo to You my holy one and welcome to the banquet of All Saints.

A NEW SOUND

Glenn McCarthy Art

“Today, there is a brand new sound on the earth — it precedes the event – Freedom and rising.”

–Prophet Robin D. Bullock

This is the wind sound of Redemption.  The church has been dormant for decades without operating in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Let us be angry at the devil for seizing the church in such a vulnerable state.  Remember this:  The Remnant of the Church has now awakened.  God is saving his people.

“Be valiant and strong, do not fear or tremble before them for Yahweh, your God, is with you; he will not leave you or abandon you.”

–Deuteronomy 31:6

THE MAGIC OF ART AND WRITING

Painting by Patricia Govezensky

The first time I discovered this eclectic Israeli artist occurred when I was encouraged by my writing mentor to create this blog.  I have always appreciated art of any genre, yet creative writing was novel to me.

Patricia’s vibrant artwork spurred me on and here I am connecting two seemingly unrelated topics.  Her feminine subjects and picturesque sceneries pull me in to seeing somewhat of my myself.  That is when the danger and audacity to write about self becomes bold and hopefully interesting.  Patricia’s portfolio is so extensive that I have been able to tap into her intense palette to write honestly about myself.  She is able to frame life by her creative spirit as if I was modeling for her.  I see my reflection in her many paintings.  In this particular image, I am framed in a colorful respite moment, waiting for a new delight to appear and make my day absolutely gorgeous.

What ties art and writing together?  The freedom of expression and use of medium to communicate thought.  In other words, what resonates in the heart and mind becomes a keepsake for all time.

Aah!  The brilliance of God’s gift of artistic talent blended with mind stirring thoughts… giving me endless joy for writing.

BRAVEST LADY

Lady of LaSalette

In Honor of Mary’s Sorrows for Humanity

This special young girl gave up all her dreams for her future when she gave her fiat and said Yes to God.

Simeon said to Mary:  Behold, this child is destined for the ruin and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign of contradiction: and your own soul a sword will pierce so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”  —Luke 2:34-35

We are all Mary’s children.  Let us go to her who sustains all our personal trials and victories in life.

“You need endurance to do the will of God and receive what he has promised.”  –Hebrews 10:36

Hail, Mary full of grace, to you do we send up our sighs, show us that we are made worthy of the promises of your Son, Jesus, Amen.