|Penny from Heaven
||I thought of what it says on the penny – “In God We Trust.”
|Seed of Faith
||God is planting seeds of faith in us, and helping them grow so we can find our true freedom in Christ.
|Notes in Life
||Jesus knew when He grew weary to get away and rest. Should we do any less in our own lives?
||God is a God of order, not of confusion.
|A Tiny Rudder
||Let’s practice letting God’s voice, through His Word and His Holy Spirit, be the One to carefully guide us.
||Our Father in Heaven is the best writer of all because He wrote the true story of His Son, Jesus, and told us what He was fishing for…us.
|The Right Seat
||Thy will be done, as God works out everything in our lives for the good of those who love Him.
||Is it about following rules? Not so much. It is about God wanting to protect us, to bless us, and to teach us His way, and His way is through His Son, Jesus Christ.
|The Morning After
||Let’s get our hope, our vision, and our peace from the Bible.
||Our Father wants us to know that with Jesus, we already have the Victory, so we might as well relax and enjoy the game.
||Just as we should want our home to function as best it can when raising children, we should also desire that the family of God brings all the glory and honor possible to our Father in Heaven.
||When Jesus returns, we want to be among those He will call faithful.
||We can keep on keepin’ on down that road of faith, because our God is greater, and our God is stronger than anyone!
|When Not To
||Sometimes not reading Your Word, but being Your Word, helps us learn even more about who You are in our lives.
||By opening the Word of God, searching through what’s written there, and noticing how much we are loved by our Savior, the Divine will speak to us anytime, anywhere, and about most anything.
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the Well of eternal life where we experience the Holy Spirit flowing in our lives.
||God knows each hair on our head. He knows our every need. And most importantly, our Father in Heaven wants us to know His Son, Jesus Christ.
||God knew what she would need…and He spoke to my heart about it.
|Watch for God
||Being fully devoted to time in the Word, prayer, fellowship, and obedience, we and those around us will see Him.
||I noticed how much God loves us, how we are valuable to Him.
||All the beauty we saw as we traveled around northern California doesn’t hold a candle to what Jesus blessed us with.
|Used Car Salesman
||Searching And Noticing the Divine happens anytime, anywhere, with anyone… even while spending time with a used car salesmen.
||In times like this, we can’t just talk about a physical condition—we need to talk about the condition of our soul.
|Door Number Three
||If God wants us on a different course, He has ways of getting our attention.
||Jesus calls us into a close relationship with Him for a reason. Jesus is the Living Water.
|Greater is He!
||I experienced God overcoming what seemed unmanageable, and turning it around for His glory—not in our power, but in His.
|What to Write?
||Stepping outside our comfy box can be scary.
||Our Father in Heaven has it all covered. We just need to stand under His covering and Trust.
|The Perfect Thing
||Jesus Christ is the sweet smell of Victory.
||God’s timing and His ways are so astounding.
||The enemy would like us to focus on the negatives. Instead, let’s peer into the gift box full of surprises from our Father in Heaven, and rejoice.
||With faith in the Almighty, we can start to realize there is a greater purpose than what we might presently see.
||Life without our Father in Heaven wouldn’t be much of a life at all. But with Him, it can be all He designed it to be.
|God Bless You
||A simple, “God Bless you,” may give us away as being of like hearts for Jesus.
||We are to hold everything in this world with an open hand, while clinging tightly to our Lord.
|Hedging Us In
||As God protects His children, He lovingly surrounds us with His goodness. He surrounds us with His love.
|Time and Place
||My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ has brought me a far distance, and He will continue to be with me until I see Him face to face.
||Jesus gives rest to the weary on this earth, as well as forever more.
||Never let the Good News He brought to us over 2,000 years ago dry up and fade away!
|A Good Talking To
||The Fruit of the Spirit, like any other fruit, needs to be actively picked.
|Making Lemon Pie
||Even sour things can become sweet—just as Jesus’ death on the Cross became our saving Grace.
||The Israelites followed a cloud by day and a fire by night. They moved when God moved.
|And the Rain Came Down
||We need to pay attention, and get moving in our relationship with Jesus. There is no time to waste!
||The most important thing to be ready for is the return of Jesus, wherever we are.
|A God Of Order
||Let’s help each other remember Who is God, and who is not. This life really does work better that way.
|What Are We Looking For?
||If we focus on the things of this world, it will constantly be raining on our parade.
|Voice Of Authority
||Only Jesus, who died on the Cross for our sins, was perfect. Only He provided a way into Heaven through the shedding of His blood.
|You Have a Plan
||We can trust the plans our Father has for us.
||We won’t know complete joy until we are Home in Heaven with our Savior. But we can get a snippet of His eternal care and joy right here, right now, in so many ways.
||Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
|We’ll See God
||We have to be intentional about searching for the blessed Hope.
||We are truly blessed to have a Savior who loves us and guides us through life. He meets us in our heartbreaks, and offers us all the gift of eternal life and joy.
||We serve such a faithful, compassionate, and fun God! To God be the Glory!
||When we are focused on Jesus, we will then be ready to lead others who may not know Him to the wonder of His goodness and grace.
||God has a plan in it all from before the beginning of time, and His plan includes His Son, Jesus. We have much to be thankful for!
|A Dripping Faucet
||Let’s remember, God’s mercy is new every morning. The minute we say, “I’m done. Please forgive me,” God will.
||With our Lord, Jesus Christ, there is no doubt how it is going to turn out when we have repented, and called on His name to save us.
|No Title as Yet
||We have to give Jesus our heart, so that He can give it back to us, creating something new deep down inside.
||We never know where or when we are going to meet with “God.” Sometimes we get to be the encourager to others; sometimes others get to be the encourager to us.
||When our name is written in God’s Book of Life in Heaven because of our faith in Jesus Christ, we know we will end up in the right place at the right time.
||We should be as sensitive to our Lord’s prompting, as my mother-in-law is to the traffic in her neighborhood.
||Searching And Noticing the Divine™ helps us replenish our supply of the Fruit of the Spirit.
||I don’t want Jesus to say, “Your life was under-cooked. Your faith was limp. The power of the Holy Spirit in you was lukewarm.”
||Thank You, Jesus, for all You have done and continue to do in our lives!
||Jesus died to give us so much. Let’s not be “indifferent to this great salvation that was announced by the Lord Jesus himself.”
||All we can do when day is done is pray and give thanks for our Rescuer, our Savior, our Rock of Salvation, and our Healer.
|A Simple Meal
||It may seem too simple, but God’s Truth is not complicated. It’s direct, efficient, and all sufficient.
||The Divine, our Lord, is searching for those of us willing to notice those in our path and reach out to them.
||We can celebrate each little thing with our eyes on our very big God!
||The wisdom found in God’s Word can also keep our head from spinning when it seems the world is going crazy all around us. We have much to appreciate!
|Serve or be Served
||We have to be carried in the strong and forgiving arms of our Savior, Jesus. As hard as that might be to be served in that way, it has to be. It is humbling. It is amazing. It is priceless.
|The Broken Plate
||Our Father wants to rescue us out of our brokenness, bond with us during that time, and let us know we are His most cherished possession.
||I love how God brings people together to form new friendships, and further His Kingdom here on earth.
||The least we can do is walk this life out following in Jesus’ footsteps, trusting that where the Holy Spirit leads is where we are meant to be!
||God prevails, even in 2015, and He always will!
|What To Do?
||If we truly call ourselves a child of God, let’s learn to be obedient children to our Father in Heaven.
|It Comes Around
||Our Father and His plans are what make the world go 'round. Let's continue on this eye-opening ride through life with Him until Jesus returns.
|Full of Hot Air
||Sometimes those who hurt us do not know what they are doing, but we are called to live like Christ and forgive.
|Who’s Doing the Waiting?
||When it starts to rain down in this world, we don’t want to be left standing on the outside of the safety of our Savior.
||God’s Word is full of Hope, and this life is full of examples of how God wants us to live in the Hope of Jesus each day.
|Right or Left?
||When our flesh wants to give up, to quit, and go the wide easy road, let's resist that temptation and choose the narrow path that leads us straight into our Savior's arms of grace.
||We serve an amazing God who is involved in the intimate details of our lives.
||Deo Volente, Latin for God willing (abbreviated D.V.), should be in our daily prayers.
|You’re Killing Me!
||When good things in life are stripped away, and it seems like we are being “handed over to death,” let it be Jesus we are left wearing!
|Where’s the Beef?
||Hopefully we will start to see God everywhere, in everything—we will start to trust God more, and love Him more, because we will Notice how very much He loves us.
|It Doesn’t Make Sense
||God doesn’t always make sense to us. But that doesn’t make God any less God.
|From Rags to Riches
||Hard days can give us a tender heart of compassion for those so needing the Hope of a Savior when the enemy is out to kill, steal, and destroy anyone in his path.
|In an Instant
||When all our eggs are in Jesus’ basket, we have found what we have been searching for—an eternal life in Heaven when this life is done. That is cause for a great celebration! He is risen! He is risen, indeed!
|And the Beat Goes On
||Noticing Who it is that is behind the blessings in our day is what’s important.
|Bitter or Better
||Our Father knows how it turns out for our good when we love Him, just like the horror of the Cross turned out for our good because Jesus loves us.
|The Perfect Ending
||As long as we are looking for God in the details of our lives, we WILL see Him. He is always there.
|The Sweetest Thing
||When we have a season in life that isn't going so great we need to hang in there. We never know when the kindness of our God will make the long season well worth it.
|Stop and Smell the Roses
||On days when things are tough, and we need a friend to pray for us, taking the time to appreciate the love of God on display in the world He created has to please our Lord.
|You Just Never Know
||You just never know… But Jesus does, and I know that Jesus will see them through whatever it is they now must face.
|Our First Call
||Jesus is the only One who can save us. He is the only One who can bring us Home to Heaven.
|Our Heart’s Desires
||Help us to notice more and more that Your ways are the best ways.
|A Short Story
||Because there will be times within all those short stories that will teach us many helpful things about the love and care God has for His children, in season and out.
|She asked, “Why?”
||Son-shine can still outweigh the darkness when we cling to Jesus like a little child!
|Just What We Needed
||God provides in big and little ways. But even the little ways, are big to us when it is our personal need.
|How Was Your Christmas?
||When we know Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we can truly rejoice in His birth!
|He’s my Friend!
||Jesus came to this earth full of mercy, wanting nothing more than to give us all the personal touch of His love and forgiveness.
||Thank You, Jesus, for being the reason for the season for a reason!
|Are We Really Alone?
||God is waiting for us to show up in our relationship with Him, so that Jesus can show up in our lives.
||We never know who is going to walk through the door of our lives and shine with Jesus’ Divine love.
|Sweet Melancholy Memories
||Sometimes God has thoughtful surprises waiting for us—gifts we haven’t even asked for.
|A Life Changed
||Jesus meets us there with His stories, and blesses and encourages us in so many ways.
|A Sweet Woman of God
||When someone leaves this world for the next, it is good to take notice of what they have left behind, and what they have gone on to. It helps the hurting hearts here, when we can focus on what Jesus has waiting for us there.
|Provided by God
||When we are willing to travel this life with God as our Pilot, we can notice so many of His provisions along the way.
|I Have A Story To Tell You
||I love seeing what a personal Savior we have in Jesus—One who is always willing to listen to our prayers.
|God Fills in the Blanks
||Searching And Noticing the Divine involves waiting expectantly every day.
|What Are We Waiting For?
||When Jesus ascended back into Heaven, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to help us each and every day.
||I love the word "Restore," because isn't that exactly what God does for us through His Son, Jesus Christ?
|Something So Small
||Sometimes we can overlook the smallest details that God is going to use to show us His love.
|How Does That Happen?
||When Jesus ascended back into Heaven after His resurrection, He didn’t leave us alone.
|The Union Hall
||Every step we take in life leads us to the next one, and the next, until it hopefully leads us right into the loving arms of Jesus.
||It doesn't matter where we live, or what our need is, God loves to surprise us!
|Wrap It Up Ugly
||Jesus didn’t end His life here on earth in a pretty way…
|A Beach Towel?
||Let’s not be so quick to dismiss that voice in our head as our own.
|A Hug and the Nail
||He searches the workers to see who is willing to tend to the harvest. Are we willing?
|A Little Spit and Polish
||Car washes clean our cars, an upholstery cleaner spruces up our furniture—but what about us?
||He surprises us with His goodness each day!
|The Blessings Of Obediance
||We might not always see the final results of our obedience when God is asking us to do something.
|The Luggage Rack Man
||God loves us so much, He will always offer us His forgiveness, and give us other opportunities to serve Him with a repentant heart!
|What Are Your Needs?
||Let’s focus on our eternal hope in Heaven and not take one single breath for granted!
|Prove To Me That You Love Me
||How does a God, that we can’t see, prove that He loves us?
|The Year Was…
||Many times we think God will never come through for us. But He always will, either on this side of Heaven, or the other.
|The Very Reason
||It is important to share Divine moments with those who know us best—even Jesus had an inner circle with John, then James and Peter.
|A New Perspective
||The enemy’s lies make it hard to truly believe what we have been offered through the blood of Jesus. But when we use the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Spoken Word (Rhema) of God, there will be amazing results!
|Such A Little Thing
||My heart is grateful no matter how small the gift.
|Is Your Gas Light On?
||Let’s take notice when things match up in a supernatural way. God is filling our hungry souls and helping us journey on!
|Let’s Take a Walk!
||I went out on a Searching And Noticing the Divine™ walk today, and enjoyed noticing God’s provision in meeting a generous person who was there at the right time to help me out!
|Whose Scent Are We Wearing?
||Every day can be garbage day! All we have to do to put the “cans” out is to open our hearts up to the Truth of God’s Word, and let it wash us white as snow!!
|One Pair of Shoes
||If we are truly Searching And Noticing the Divine™ each day, I believe we will see God’s provisions more and more no matter what His answer is!
|Gifts of Love
||When we are connected to the Body of Believers, we can see how God orchestrates each person’s spiritual gift to help and encourage one another!
|Where’s Your Bible?
||When asked, “Where is your Bible?”, let’s make sure it is handy! From there, many lessons can be learned, and even passed on to future generations.
|Pray and Wait
||Let's pray, and not walk away from the "Box Office" before God has a chance to answer our prayers.
||It’s easy to miss the Divine if we’re watching others and not paying attention to the Word.
|What Do You See?
||Just as Jesus calmed the storm when in the boat with His disciples, He can be the calming force in hearts still today.
||Our Lord has gone to prepare a place for us beyond our wildest dreams…if we will simply call Him Friend!
|We Prayed A Lot
||Friends can share divine moments together, and God grows friendships in this way.
|The Open Door
||When we are called to obedience, it’s usually not easy, but it’s always well worth it!
||Am I ready and waiting for Jesus’ return?” He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.
|Oh, Holy Night!
||Let it be Jesus that the world notices about us, at all times, and in all ways, as we honor His Holy Birth every single day!!
|Dedicated to You, Jesus!
||What a waste of a day it can be if we leave the Divine at home when we venture out into the world that He created for us to enjoy!
|Thank You, Lord!
||We can see our Father’s HUGE love for us in so many little ways!
|Pray or be Prey!
||We will miss seeing a wonderful Divine plan for each day if we choose our own will over God’s
|Offer Up a Prayer!
||Sometimes it’s the little things that show us how very BIG God’s love is!
|Does God Care About Football?
||We should see God in all things, because He is always with us!
|I Saw Jesus Today!
||We have to have our eyes open and looking for a heart like His in a world that isn’t.
|One of the Devil’s Lies
||Our enemy is ruthless! He will take us down any chance he can get! We must diffuse his lies with the TRUTH!
|What Does God Sound Like?
||We have to put our listening ears on so we can hear our great Teacher speak to us!
|A Trip Home
||Noticing the Divine could be as close as a short walk to the corner church.
||God can use childish things to teach us very grown-up lessons of His love and protection in our lives!
||The question is, are we willing to grow up enough to want to do anything our Father asks?
||Our hearts should be searching for the Divine and His miraculous provisional moments!
|She said, “No!”
||God will surely lead us safely home; the enemy will only lead us to his trap!
|A GRAND-Parents’s Love
||Let’s not be so hard on ourselves! God’s love is amazingly patient!
|Ready! Set! Go!
||It is SO important to not leave our homes in the morning, without seeking our Coach’s advice!
||Let’s be a part of helping those who are searching for God, to find Him.
|I’m Going Home!
||God brings so much more to this “game of life” than we give Him credit for!
|Searching The Scriptures
||Being in the Word daily, knowing what it says, helps to safeguard us against being led astray by anyone, anywhere, at any time!
|An Open Wound
||God is everywhere, and sometimes even showing Himself to us in miraculous ways!!
||Waiting…it’s not much fun at all.
||God is helping us see how very good He is, compared to how very evil our enemy is.
|What Have We Missed?
||God is our friend. God deserves our faithfulness.
|God Opens Doors
||It is common in life, to have hopes and dreams for the future.
||Sometimes we’ll be more aware of God after He has just passed by.
|It’s All Good
||We often hope for that one last glimpse of what’s been lost.
|The Simple Things
||Pay particularly close attention to what you’re in need of!
||We wait…and we wait…and we wait…wondering. Is God going to show up in our pain?
|A Heavenly Treasure Hunt
||Ever gone looking for something and you can’t find it?
||Even in the life of Jesus, we see God showing up.
|The Boy and the Snake
||Snakes…not my favorite subject! So why do I start off this new series of writings with such a story?