Freedom from a facade

“Pursuing wholeness has led me to freedom from a facade. I’m not pretending to have it all together anymore. Seeking wholeness has trained me to live in very authentic, organic, consistent ways. I live with integrity and can be my true self; I’m not hiding from anybody. I’ve discovered that God’s love for me is not dependent upon my productivity or my positivity. Because I am close to Jesus, I can be vulnerable, and my vulnerability might help others on their spiritual journey. There is no substitute for closeness with Jesus on this soul reset journey. He is the first thing, the last thing, and everything in between!” Junius B. Dotson, Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness (Upper Room Books, 2019)

I had the above thoughts on my mind for a few weeks. I pondered them! Slept on them! Prayed them! Shared with my husband and sons! Journaled them. Then this morning I read this devotional that said just what I have been wanting to share.

Cypress Trees dwelling together

“The Sovereign Lord…He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭50:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I hope for each of you a very blessed 2022! May joy ring supreme in your ears! Your eyes glow with heavenly delight! Your nostrils detect the fragrance of the morning dew while your lips pursue praise and Thanksgiving for others in places where it counts or leave it unsaid.

May each day find duties for your hands! Paths of purpose for each step you take!

Happy new Year!

Merry Christmas to ONE and ALL

My name is Peaches! I like delivering good news! Most often I‘m rewarded with a bone!🦴

“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. [Isa. 25:1; 40:9-11; Matt. 28:18; Luke 2:11.]”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Shone around about them

shone around about

Luke 2:9 Context

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

This Day

“Then an angel of the Lord stood before [the shepherds], and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:9-11 (NRSV)

This Day

Isaiah 43

18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.

“That my people shall proclaim my praise!” Today I am hearing from many church leaders God’s doing a new thing and some are desperately wanting to know what is this new thing? We feel so divided?

Could the new thing be, the Cross that Jesus Christ hung on in agony for the sins of the world? The Kingdom of Light vs the Kingdom of darkness? Could the new thing be the teachings of Jesus in action. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

Results to be, 13:35 “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”… Would this not be proclaiming the praise of God?

Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. Proverbs 20:11

Wisdom in action

Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. Proverbs 20:11

I listened to a podcast this week by author, Andy Andrews, whose books have appeared on NY Times best selling list. You can find this talk on his ”Blue Plate Special.”

A Christian? Yes! He drilled down on this verse highlighting the word, “even.” Well, that was my take away, ”even.”

And, my bottom line in thought after thinking on this wisdom taken from Proverbs is Character? What is character? What is my character? What to do when character falls below, conduct that is pure and right?

I would love to hear your thoughs, understanding of, and living life in the aura of
conduct that is pure and right.