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Jan 15

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for a good night of sleep, and a good start to the day, having some nice peaceful time alone with my Mate. Thank you for the kindness of the people here at the RV park, even getting a ride to Walmart yesterday — first time shopping this year! LOL – gotta enjoy those New Year jokes while I still can. In truth, I also need to do laundry… haven’t had a ride to the laundromat this year yet. I put that need in your hands, Lord. I know I can trust you to provide for little me, in your perfect timing. You’ve never let me down, and I still trust you completely.
 
Father, this morning I have a special prayer in my heart for a dear brother in Christ. His heart bleeds for people, and I sometimes worry that it will consume him. He seems to feel so alone, so pained by today’s world, as if he doesn’t belong here, in this timeframe. For months, I even wondered if you had taken him home. I know you have a plan for him, Lord, and I pray you help him to let go of his own expectations and disappointments, and allow you to show him the path you created specifically for him. I lift this brother’s precious heart up to you and ask you to strengthen him and give him the wisdom and humility to hand all his hurt over to you, and allow you to heal him and BE his strength. Nurture his big heart, faithful Shepherd, the way that only you can do. Amen.

 
Jeremiah 8:19-22 ERV

Listen to my people. Everywhere in this country, people are crying for help. They say, “Is the LORD still at Zion? Is Zion’s King still there?” But God says, “The people of Judah worshiped their worthless foreign idols. That made me very angry! Why did they do that?” 
And the people say, “Harvest time is over. Summer is gone, and still we have not been saved.” 
My people are hurt, so I am hurt. I am too sad to speak. 
Surely there is some medicine in Gilead. Surely there is a doctor in Gilead. So why are the wounds of my people not healed? 

 
Lord, I pray you give the same type of freedom and assurance and PEACE to my beloved friends and family as you have given to me. I hear my Mate mourn almost daily for the loss of his “fantasy America”. I personally never knew his version of “the good old days” because my childhood was filled with abuse and torture. I never knew a “good” America, or any other safe place, outside of YOU, my Creator, the Spirit I simply called “He who OWNS all this” — or some version of that “name” I had for you, since I was about three years old. Also, I do not know what it is that my dear brother in Iowa or my dear sister in New York hold onto — that pain in their hearts that seems to rob them of their joy and delight and PEACE. But the burdens they carry seem very familiar to me. I do not know if it is at all similar, but I used to mourn for the humans and the animals who I KNEW were out there being abused, long after I had escaped from abuse myself. My Mate helped me realize, almost a decade ago, that only YOU are strong enough to carry the burden of the brokenness of this world, and you do not mean for me to carry it myself.
 
I can feel sorrow for people, and walk beside them while they suffer, mourning with them, encouraging them, reminding them of your care and your closeness during suffering. But it does no one any good whatsoever for me to be crippled by HURT for this world, for the countless victims of abuse, for the loss of whatever good there USED to be in this world. I really think that obsession is a distraction tactic of the enemy, presenting God’s children with a burden that SEEMS like a worthy one to carry, but only serves to weigh us down, robbing YOU of a clean and empty vessel, ready to be used by You and your Spirit. Please help your children remember that Jesus offers to carry ALL of our burdens — His yoke is EASY and His burden is LIGHT. Help us take up our OWN crosses, Lord — the ones YOU give us to carry — and help each one of us to let GO of the things that only serve to hinder us. Help us to be wise enough and humble enough to see our own limitations, and cleanse us from all the cares of this world, as we focus on YOU and your goodness, your freedom, your peace, your salvation. Amen.
 

Lord, help us each remember that it is FAITH that pleases you, and it is PRAYER and THANKFULNESS that makes us ready for anything — including helping others or surviving this evil world.

 
Hebrews 11:6 ISV

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently search for him. 

 
Colossians 4:2 ERV

Never stop praying. Be ready for anything by praying and being thankful.

 
Your children’s hearts are hurting, Lord — for ourselves and for others we see trapped and confused by this evil world. We want to fix it ourselves, and many of us would be willing to die for the cause. Help us remember that Jesus already DID die for the cause, and what He did is ENOUGH. We cannot add to what you’ve done, and we can only control our OWN attitudes and behaviors — and we need your Spirit’s help to do even that. Help us to be patient with your timing, Father. Help us lay down our burdens, and accept the PEACE you offer us. Amen. 😀

 

Jan 14

Good morning, Lord!
Oh, I am so very excited about all the possibilities and potential of things around me, in my little world right now! I even added to the little site I made for my son’s prime birthday, and updated most of my other websites as well yesterday — if only just setting those up to update all their plugins and themes on my server, in the background, while I actually worked on the new project, heehee. I used to think I was nearly useless and had skills that no one wanted or needed — a total misfit! But this new work-for-someone-else project has got me seeing just how very many things I CAN do — AND using all the latest technology and standards! I used to resent people telling me I should make websites for other people for a living — but I am loving the creative freedom and the awesome interplay of technology, people, and nature that I find inherent in this project, AND it goes way beyond building a boring, static website — totally up to me, as far as I desire or feel led to go into creating dynamic content for this RV park on its new website, on its new Facebook page, and on other social media and search engines, etc. Then there are even videos to be made for its YouTube channel (and the site, and the Facebook page) — WOOT! AND it is all so very friendly — I am able to promote and work with the people and the places that have been my HOME and my “family” for about 5 of the last 10 months!! Lord, I could never have seen this one coming, and it is just ANOTHER of those things that you provide, that remind me that I can ALWAYS trust you to provide for little me. THANK YOU for teaching me more and more every day — about myself, about people, about nature and technology — and about your amazing mercy and Love for your people!! :O

 
Luke 6:36-42 ERV

Give love and mercy the same as your Father gives love and mercy. 
“Don’t judge others, and God will not judge you. Don’t condemn others, and you will not be condemned. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. 
Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will be poured into your hands—more than you can hold. You will be given so much that it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” 
Jesus told them this story: “Can a blind man lead another blind man? No. Both of them will fall into a ditch. 
Students are not better than their teacher. But when they have been fully taught, they will be like their teacher. 
“Why do you notice the small piece of dust that is in your friend’s eye, but you don’t see the big piece of wood that is in your own eye? 
You say to your friend, ‘Let me get that little piece of dust out of your eye.’ Why do you say this? Can’t you see that big piece of wood in your own eye? You are a hypocrite. First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to get the dust out of your friend’s eye. 

 
Lord Jesus, I am so grateful that you have given me soooooo much that I cannot even hope to hold it all! Heehee, that just means I have more to give others, right?! But I must admit these last verses about the eyes feel a bit intimidating. It seems to me that I would not be able to ever clearly see what is in my own eyes! Perhaps it’s just because I’m so accustomed to never seeing clearly PHYSICALLY, LITERALLY — with my messed-up contacts and other vision problems — but it seems to me that we can NEVER see our own selves clearly enough to judge ourselves — let alone to repair ourselves! And the idea of trying to judge or fix someone ELSE — well, now that reminds me of my foolish old self, back over a decade ago when I was in a different marriage to a very different man, and had a rather fearful, desperate mentality. Is that how the average person feels in today’s world, Lord? If so, I truly do not understand why you would even need to tell us to not try to judge or fix others — it seems obvious that the only way we can accomplish ANY good is to allow YOU to do it, faithful Shepherd!! I feel quite humbled.

 

Jan 13

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for getting me up bright and early, 5am and already making progress! I am soooooo grateful to have “normal” internet again, Lord! I can do soooooooooo much now! But Lord, I ask you to help me BALANCE input and output — because you know me, how I get so very lost in the flow that I work myself into a state of burnout. Please help me to stop working and PLAY, to take walks, to do things offline and outdoors. And Lord, as the Mover of Men’s Hearts, I ask you to help my Mate to balance his input with enough output to keep him healthy… help him STOP watching YouTube and Netflix and tell me stories, talk to me all about what he’s been watching/learning/getting insight into… and PLEASE help him get out of the camper and do things outside, when it is not so cold and windy. Please help us both to be wise enough and humble enough to avoid the traps created by reliable internet — in a nutshell, gluttony of either work or entertainment, whatever we happen to have a tendency toward. THANK YOU for providing opposite tendencies for us, so that we can achieve better balance together, even just by “hanging out” — as we have been known to do for up to 3 days straight nonstop, just talking and laughing and being best friends. Thank you for this man, Lord. Please continue to shower your mercy upon him, and protect him. Amen.

 
Psalm 73 ERV

Asaph’s song of praise. God is so good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure. 
But I almost slipped and lost my balance. I almost fell into sin. 
I saw that wicked people were successful, and I became jealous of those proud people. 
They are healthy. They don’t have to struggle to survive. 
They don’t suffer like the rest of us. They don’t have troubles like other people. 
So they are proud and hateful. This is as easy to see as the jewels and fancy clothes they wear. 
If they see something they like, they go and take it. They do whatever they want. 
They make fun of others and say cruel things about them. In their pride they make plans to hurt people. 
They think they are gods! They think they are the rulers of the earth. 
Even God’s people turn to them and do what they say. 
Those evil people say, “God does not know what we are doing! God Most High does not know!” 
Those proud people are wicked, but they are rich and getting richer. 
Clearly, then, I gain nothing by keeping my thoughts pure! What good is it to keep myself from sin? 
God, I suffer all day long, and you punish me every morning. 
I wanted to tell others these things, but that would have made me a traitor to your people. 
I tried hard to understand all this, but it was too hard for me. 
But then, God, I went to your Temple, and I understood what will happen to the wicked. 
Clearly, you have put them in danger. You make it easy for them to fall and be destroyed. 
Trouble can come suddenly, and they will be ruined. Terrible things can happen to them, and they will be finished. 
Then they will be like a dream that we forget when we wake up. You will make them disappear like the monsters in our dreams. 
I was so stupid. I thought about such people and became upset. God, I was upset and angry with you! I acted like a senseless animal. 
But I am always with you. You hold my hand. 
You lead me and give me good advice
, and later you will lead me to glory. 
In heaven, God, I have only you. And if I am with you, what on earth could I want? 
Maybe my mind and body will become weak, but God is my source of strength. He is mine forever! 
God, people who leave you will be lost. You will destroy all who are not faithful to you. 
As for me, all I need is to be close to God. I have made the Lord GOD my place of safety. And, God, I will tell about all that you have done. 

 
WOW! That psalm seems to describe me so well! In the past I struggled with feeling jealous of the rich and the extreme physical comfort they live in — but honestly, that mentality seems so distant now, that I barely remember HOW I could envy them. I mostly just see the TRAP they are caught in, the crippling dependency they have upon so very many manmade objects. However, I still do struggle at times with SHAME — feeling like I am somehow unworthy, not good enough to have certain BASIC comforts like fast internet (not right now, heehee!!!) or certain kinds of foods I enjoy, or the freedom to drive a car and run my errands, or to buy the craft supplies I want to use, or even to wash my clothes or take a hot shower at the time when I desire to do so. But ya know, to be honest, NONE of these things ever really bother me that much. It’s as if the Shepherd’s faithful Hand stays on my heart, keeping it warm, infusing me with hope and joy no matter what is happening around me. Every year I grow — in contentment, peace, and unshakable joy. I struggle with my emotions like anyone else — especially when my premenopause hormones act up! But my Creator made me in such a way that I have been “Little Miss Sunshine” since I was 5 years old — a nickname given to me by a dying man who shared one week of extreme trauma with me — and I pray that God continue to let me shine His Love out through my eyes, my smile, my words, my heart — to everyone I meet. Amen. Thank you, Lord Jesus!! 😀

 

Jan 12

WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT!
I have wifi again!!!
AND not only can I connect to the internet now — but I can do so in my OWN little camper, at my own little desk table!!!
THANK YOU, faithful Shepherd, for giving me back my ability to work and to create things and finally be able to post them online again!!! AND now I have a new project, something I can do for someone else — to help them out AND help “pay” for our living expenses — using the resources and skills that I have already been building over the past 2 years (and some things learned even 2 decades ago, lol) — WOOT WOOT WOOT WOOT!

 
Psalm 126:5-6 ERV

Then those who were sad when they planted will be happy when they gather the harvest! 
Those who cried as they carried the seeds will be happy when they bring in the crops!
 

 
Psalm 30 ERV

A song of David for the dedication of the Temple. LORD, you lifted me out of my troubles. You did not give my enemies a reason to laugh, so I will praise you. 
LORD my God, I prayed to you, and you healed me. 
LORD, you lifted me out of the grave. I was falling into the place of death, but you saved my life. 
Praise the LORD, you who are loyal to him! Praise his holy name! 
His anger lasts for a little while, but then his kindness brings life. The night may be filled with tears, but in the morning we can sing for joy! 
When I was safe and secure, I thought nothing could hurt me. 
Yes, LORD, while you were kind to me, I felt that nothing could defeat me. But when you turned away from me, I was filled with fear. 
So, LORD, I turned and prayed to you. I asked you, Lord, to show me mercy. 
I said, “What good is it if I die and go down to the grave? The dead just lie in the dirt. They cannot praise you. They cannot tell anyone how faithful you are. 
LORD, hear my prayer, and be kind to me. LORD, help me!” 
You have changed my sorrow into dancing. You have taken away my sackcloth and clothed me with joy. 
You wanted me to praise you and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever! 

 

Jan 3

Well, Lord, so far we haven’t had ANY internet access in our camper… this whole year!! Heehe, well it HAS only been two full days and so far this morning, lol. I guess I do enjoy a nice New Year joke… like the fact that I haven’t seen any of my family besides my Mate since last year!!! It IS frustrating to not have internet, to be so limited in my work, unable to work on any of my sites. BUT I AM extremely grateful for several other things, like the coming days, even WEEKS of highs in the 50s & 60s… and peace in my home and heart… and being able to get a poor to fair wifi signal if I walk to the bathroom (like now)… and the fact that I can still use a couple of my Adobe apps even without wifi, even if I cannot use anything uploaded to the Creative Cloud like my fonts and saved graphics and fx styles and such. I can still make videos, and I have four of them waiting for uploading now… and I can still make some graphics. I will just trust you, Lord. And I thank you for what I DO have. Amen.

Dec 31

Hello, Father!
Thank you for this nice quiet time at the museum laundromat where I can sit at the little table and do my work, while my clothes spins round and around nearby. Thank you for helping me finish up yet another little video — Meet Tux, lol. The wifi/internet access has been extremely poor lately, Father, and I fear I will not have enough time to get done what little me WANTS to get done by Jan 5th… but I am trusting you and doing my best to let it all GO and just keep moving forward, doing what I can, when I can. I am disappointed that I haven’t made ANY money from my Winter Sale yet… but I am trusting you on that as well. I give all these and all my other concerns to you, faithful Shepherd. I know it is foolishness to the world to rely on you so completely to lead me and provide for me, but I know for certain it is wise, because you have NEVER let me down — I always have had what I need, when I need it, and I soooooo enjoy creating with the Creator in such an intimate and heartwarming way, almost every day. 😀

 
1 Corinthians 3:18-21 ERV

Don’t fool yourselves. Whoever thinks they are wise in this world should become a fool. That’s the only way they can be wise. 
I say this because the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He catches those who think they are wise in their own clever traps.” 
The Scriptures also say, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise. He knows that their thoughts are worth nothing.” 
So there is not a person on earth that any of you should be boasting about. Everything is yours: 

 
Thank you, Lord, for my foolish heart, and my silly Mate who is likewise willing to become a fool for you. THANK YOU for giving me a man who is strong enough to handle ME and my intensity… and yet soft enough to let a cat like Tux be his buddy:

 

Dec 29

Hello, Father.
Thank you for the early start to this day, as I am just now finishing up the work I started 9 hours ago, lol. THANK YOU for the ability to create my own graphics, products, website updates, and promotional materials. I cannot even imagine having to pay someone else to do all the little things I do for each of my dozen-plus websites!! Please help me in restructuring each of them, building on the WordPress platform I’ve been using for 6 years now — but NOW also working on customizing every detail using Pods, Elementor, and of course all the Adobe CC apps. Please help me to be patient with myself, and THANK YOU for my Mate, who helps me stop and PLAY sometimes, so I don’t get too frazzled. Thank you so much, faithful Shepherd, for helping us learn more about each other and our own selves all the time. 😀

 
Philippians 2:3-11 ERV

In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. 
Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.
 
In your life together, think the way Christ Jesus thought. 
He was like God in every way, but he did not think that his being equal with God was something to use for his own benefit. 
Instead, he gave up everything, even his place with God. He accepted the role of a servant, appearing in human form. During his life as a man, 
he humbled himself by being fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross. 
So God raised him up to the most important place and gave him the name that is greater than any other name. 
God did this so that every person will bow down to honor the name of Jesus. Everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth will bow. 
They will all confess, “Jesus Christ is Lord,” and this will bring glory to God the Father. 

 
Lord, I thank you for the opportunity to serve my Mate each and every day (and have FUN together, heehee!), and I thank you for the chance to serve educators and other people from all over the world through my various websites. THANK YOU for being with me every step of the way this morning while we created this graphic together (soooo many things you told me to let GO…!), and please bless my work to bring income to myself and my Mate so we can afford to pay our little bills and get the truck insured and registered properly. I also really, really feel like I NEED an extra $50 to pay for that plugin for ALL my sites, to allow me to create templates I can use and reuse across them all — a HUGE time saver!!! That being said, I lay the whole thing at your feet, Lord Jesus. I offer you the fruits of my labor, and all of my ambition and dreams. All I create is yours. Amen.

 

Dec 28

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for the warm weather we have had here in Texas these last 5 weeks or so. Please help me not get too downhearted during the coming 6 to 8 weeks of COLD!! Please help me keep in mind that it is very temporary, and the warmth will start to return by the end of February. Please guide me in my work and in my learning… and even in my leisure time, so I don’t get burned out! Thank you for helping me completely finish 3 videos in 3 days, and please help me in building out the new site in time to present to my youngest son on his birthday. Let your Spirit be with me as I work — that awesome, peaceful FLOW — while I continue to create with the Creator!

 
Jeremiah 17:7‭-‬16 AMPC

[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]? [Matt. 13:15-17; Mark 7:21-23; Eph. 4:20-24.] I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. Like the partridge that gathers a brood which she did not hatch and sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches by unjust means and not by right. He will leave them, or they will leave him, in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool. A glorious throne, set on high from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary (the temple). O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be put to shame. They who depart from You and me [Your prophet] shall [disappear like] writing upon the ground, because they have forsaken the Lord, the Fountain of living waters. Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise. Behold, they say to me, Where is the word of the Lord [predicting the disaster that you said would befall us]? Let it come now! But as for me, I have not sought to escape from being a shepherd after You, nor have I desired the woeful day [of judgment]; You know that. Whatever I said was spoken in Your presence and was from You.

 
Lord, you see everything that is in me, behind me, and in front of me. You see my sorrows and my joys, my struggles and my triumphs. You see how hard I try… and you see every time I just throw up my hands and let something GO. I am so very imperfect, Lord, and I truly need you to continue your work in me, because I am nothing without you. Please continue to provide for our needs, and help me to be more patient with my Mate, remembering good times like in the two mini bike videos I released this morning on my namesake YouTube channel. Help us both to just trust in you, Lord. Amen.

 

 

Dec 27

THANK YOU, Father, for allowing me to have at least enough internet access to upload one of the new videos I’ve made, do a little promo work, and now post here as well! THANK YOU for bringing me out of the 4-month slump when I haven’t produced any new videos, and thank you for the FUN I am having creating with the Creator! Please help me be patient and kind to those around me, and to make myself ready to serve and help in any way I can. Please guide me in my work, play, and learning (which bridges the other two!), and help me to accomplish whatever YOU have for me to do. Amen.

 
Psalm 95:3-6 ERV

For the LORD is a great God, the great King ruling over all the other “gods.” 
The deepest caves and the highest mountains belong to him. 
The ocean is his—he created it. He made the dry land with his own hands. 
Come, let us bow down and worship him! Let us kneel before the LORD who made us.

 

 

 

Dec 25

Thank you, Lord, for at least intermittent internet access this morning, and thank you for all the puzzle pieces that are fitting together… I now have a super-abundance of work to do… although much of it requires internet access. Still, I trust you completely, faithful Shepherd. I know that I will have everything I need to accomplish whatever YOU want me to do, in your perfect timing. Amen.

 
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 ERV

That is why we always pray for you. We ask our God to help you live the good way he wanted when he chose you. The goodness you have makes you want to do good. And the faith you have makes you work. We pray that with his power God will help you do these things more and more. 
Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of you, and you will be honored because of him. This can happen only by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

 
Thank you, Father, for giving me so much work to do, so many websites to build and restructure, that I don’t even know what to do FIRST, lol. THANK YOU for the lighthearted conversation with my youngest son last night, and thank you for communication with my other children and other peeps today. Please help me to work efficiently and effectively, show me how I can help others along the way, and prepare myself and my Mate for all the things you have for us to experience in the days and years ahead. Amen, and thank you, Lord Jesus! 😀

 

Dec 22

Hello, Father!
THANK YOU for the access to internet this morning, after 3 whole days without!! I am grateful for all the art play, offline design work, and outdoor exploration I was able to accomplish, but I am also extremely grateful to be able to update my sites and sync my notes and have HOPE of building my business again at last — it felt like longer ago than early Wednesday since I have been able to do ANYTHING online, and I admit I was getting quite a bit frustrated and despairing of the situation last night. Humph! Now, after typing that, I get a popup message reading “Connection lost. Saving has been disabled…” Lord, help me to just give this unstable internet access situation to you, and trust you to provide for everything I NEED, even if I THINK I need wifi to build my business — to do just about anything valuable.

Dec 18-19

Hello, Father!
I know it is an odd time of the day to write here… I don’t think I’ve ever composed a post near midnight before… but I feel so grateful for your presence in my life and the gifts that you have given me, that I do not want to wait until I sleep and awake again in a different mindset. THANK YOU, faithful Lord Jesus, for your patience and mercy and unrelenting care. I do not deserve any of it — none of us do. THANK YOU for my Mate, my mind, my work, my children, and all the awesome people I have had the privilege to get to know. Please guide me forward and give me courage to do your will and to let go of anything that holds me back. I do not pretend to know what the future holds, but you know the things that my heart desires. You know my priorities and my dreams, Lord. I trust you completely. Amen.

 
John 12:34-37 ERV

The people said, “But our law says that the Messiah will live forever. So why do you say, ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’? Who is this ‘Son of Man’?” 
Then Jesus said, “The light will be with you for only a short time more. So walk while you have the light. Then the darkness will not catch you. People who walk in the darkness don’t know where they are going. 
So put your trust in the light while you still have it. Then you will be children of light.” When Jesus finished saying these things, he went away to a place where the people could not find him. 
The people saw all these miraculous signs Jesus did, but they still did not believe in him. 

 

Dec 13

Thank you, Lord, for guiding us in your awesome timing, getting done everything we truly needed to get done before the 2-day storm hits. I don’t know how bad it will get, but I know that you are merciful, and that it should all be over by Saturday morning — and I am looking forward to the possibility of awesome weather again this weekend! Thank you for your guidance, your protection, and your provision, faithful Shepherd! Thank you also for helping me learn so much in the new ways to create websites, and please continue to guide me and show me what to do, when, in what order. Amen.

 
Psalm 25:4-13 ERV

LORD, help me learn your ways. Show me how you want me to live. 
Guide me and teach me your truths.
You are my God, my Savior. You are the one I have been waiting for. 
Remember to be kind to me, LORD. Show me the tender love that you have always had. 
Don’t remember the sinful things I did when I was young. Because you are good, LORD, remember me with your faithful love. 
The LORD is good and does what is right. He shows sinners the right way to live. 
He teaches his ways to humble people. He leads them with fairness. 
The LORD is kind and true to those who obey what he said in his agreement. 
LORD, I have done many wrong things. But I ask you to forgive them all to show your goodness. 
When people choose to follow the LORD, he shows them the best way to live. 
They will enjoy good things, and their children will get the land God promised.
 

 

Dec 12

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for the ups and downs of life, which teach me so very much about myself, my Mate, my Lord, His creation, and all the awesome peeps I get to meet and interact with! Thank you for the opportunities to serve, and all the projects I get to work on. Please continue to guide me, as I look to you for how to fill my time and use my resources (including time!). 🙂

 
Genesis 49:1-10 ERV

Then Jacob called all his sons to him. He said, “My sons, come here to me. I will tell you what will happen in the future. 
“Children of Jacob, gather around. Come listen to Israel, your father. 
“Reuben, my first son, you are my strength, the first proof of my manhood. You were the most honored and powerful of all my sons. 
But your passion was like a flood you couldn’t control. So you will not remain my most honored son. You climbed into your father’s bed and slept with one of his wives. You brought shame to my bed, to the bed you lay on. 
“Simeon and Levi are brothers. They are violent with their swords. 
I will not join their secret meetings. I will not take part in their evil plans. They have killed people out of anger and crippled animals for fun. 
Their anger is so strong that it is a curse. They are too cruel when they are angry. They will not get their own land in the land of Jacob. They will be spread throughout Israel. 
“Judah, your brothers will praise you. You will defeat your enemies. Your brothers will bow down to you. 
Judah is like a young lion. My son, you are like a lion standing over the animal it killed. Like a lion, Judah lies down to rest, and no one is brave enough to disturb him. 
Men from Judah’s family will be kings. The sign that his family rules will not leave his family before the real king comes. Then many people will obey and serve him.

 
Lord, I thank you for family, and for my own three sons. I thank you for their health, and the HOPE that they will know you and walk safely beside you, where there is joy despite all circumstances. I ask you to bless my work and bring work to my Mate, so that we can some time have enough money to visit my sons and spend time with them. I miss my children, Lord — but I trust you with them. THANK YOU for loving them more than I do myself!

 
THANK YOU, Lord, for helping me create the graphics for my six categories of art stuffs, and please help me to finish out the first pages linked to by each, so that I can release them for peeps to enjoy. I look forward to working on this and so many other projects with you — creating with the Creator!

 

Dec 11

Lord, I thank you for your awesome mercy. I am well aware that I am only alive because of you, and I only have my health, my Mate, my children, my freedom because of you. I ask you to continue to shower your mercy upon me and those whom I love, and I ask you humbly to help me be teachable and ready to serve your people, in your timing. Prepare me, mold me, guide me, faithful Shepherd. I trust you completely. Amen.

 
John 17:21-26 ERV

Father, I pray that all who believe in me can be one. You are in me and I am in you. I pray that they can also be one in us. Then the world will believe that you sent me. 
I have given them the glory that you gave me. I gave them this glory so that they can be one, just as you and I are one. 
I will be in them, and you will be in me. So they will be completely one. Then the world will know that you sent me and that you loved them just as you loved me. 
“Father, I want these people you have given me to be with me in every place I am. I want them to see my glory—the glory you gave me because you loved me before the world was made. 
Father, you are the one who always does what is right. The world does not know you, but I know you, and these followers of mine know that you sent me. 
I showed them what you are like, and I will show them again. Then they will have the same love that you have for me, and I will live in them.” 

 

Dec 7

Hello, Father.
Thank you for bringing me through several days without internet (basically) and while I grew increasingly more sneezy and congested and stuffy-headed. 🙁 Thank you for even the tiny bit of achingly s-l-o-w internet I have right now, and thank you for the HOPE of possibly getting our OWN unlimited data plan /wifi hotspot using Verizon or AT&T, that we can bring with us wherever we travel. Please guide us in finding what we need, provide for that need financially, and give us wisdom and patience and the awesome blessing of your ongoing care. Amen.

 
2 Peter 3:8-9 ERV

But don’t forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day. 
The Lord is not being slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you.
He doesn’t want anyone to be lost. He wants everyone to change their ways and stop sinning.

 
Thank you, Father, for helping me with my crazy hormones, even as I struggle with this crazy head cold and other “issues” of weather and wifi, lol. Thank you for the patience and respect that my Mate and I have for each other, and thank you for leading me to a tiny bit of a breakthrough yesterday, a little plateau where I could stand and see what I COULD do, and how to make it happen… as long as I have your blessing and guidance, my faithful Shepherd. Help me to be faithful and true to you, and please bless each of my awesome children with your peace and your patient care. Thank you for loving them more than I do myself. 🙂

 

Dec 2

Hello, Lord.
Well, my Mate has been kinda sick for 4 or 5 days now, and I am finally feeling weirdish too, more tired than normal. But the sun is shining, it is supposed to still be high in the 60s today, and I am still able to work a bit and keep up the HOPE of growth and progress, lol. Thank you for helping me make some new visuals for PrintableSpanish.com, and please continue to guide me in which projects to work on, what to learn, what to focus on each day. Amen.

 
Proverbs 4:7-18 ERV

The first step to becoming wise is to look for wisdom, so use everything you have to get understanding. 
Love wisdom, and she will make you great. Hold on to wisdom, and she will bring you honor. 

Wisdom will reward you with a crown of honor and glory.” 
Son, listen to me. Do what I say, and you will live a long time. 
I am teaching you about wisdom and guiding you on the right path. 
As you walk on it, you will not step into a trap. Even if you run, you will not trip and fall. 
Always remember this teaching. Don’t forget it. It is the key to life, so guard it well. 
Don’t take the path of the wicked; don’t follow those who do evil. 
Stay away from that path; don’t even go near it. Turn around and go another way. 
The wicked cannot sleep until they have done something evil. They will not rest until they bring someone down. 
Evil and violence are their food and drink. 
The path of those who live right is like the early morning light. It gets brighter and brighter until the full light of day.

 
Lord, I thank you for the bright sunshine and the peace I have, along with all the opportunities for learning and building and helping other people. Please help me to accept whatever happens today, and not worry about the future or the things I did NOT get done today or this week or last month… LOL. 😉 Help me to grow in wisdom.

 

Dec 1

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for the awesome ability to work online on my Lenny, inside my own little home — yay! I know the wifi may go out any moment, but I am totally appreciating being able to connect right now, right here, this moment. Thank you for the time I had to work yesterday, creating the first new post on H.E.R. since the move south. Thank you for encouraging me, giving me glimpses into what I CAN do with my various different sites, and please guide me in how to use my creativity and time wisely. Thank you for the little hike through the rocky terrain around here yesterday, and thank you for keeping me and my guide safe, without a scratch on either of us. I look forward to exploring it more in-depth with you, faithful Shepherd — the One who made it and knows it most intimately!!

 
Romans 8:19-25 ERV

Everything that God made is waiting with excitement for the time when he will show the world who his children are. The whole world wants very much for that to happen. 
Everything God made was allowed to become like something that cannot fulfill its purpose. That was not its choice, but God made it happen with this hope in view: 
That the creation would be made free from ruin—that everything God made would have the same freedom and glory that belong to God’s children. 

We know that everything God made has been waiting until now in pain like a woman ready to give birth to a child. 
Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God’s promise. So we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children. I mean we are waiting for our bodies to be made free. 
We were saved to have this hope. If we can see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People don’t hope for something they already have. 
But we are hoping for something we don’t have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently. 

 

Nov 29

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for a good night of rest, and thank you again for this beautiful warm weather! Thank you for helping me serve my Mate faithfully with joy. Please show me what YOU want me to work on, especially considering such limited and unreliable internet service. Amen.

 
James 1:13‭-‬21 AMPC

Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one. But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death. Do not be misled, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. And it was of His own [free] will that He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself]. Understand [this], my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires]. So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.

 

November 28

Yay!! There is HOPE! I have a small amount of wifi during the DAY today!! Heehee, well too bad I didn’t get ANY real sleep last night, lol. Still, I feel quite blessed and content, no complaints. THANK YOU, Father, for the awesome gifts of a soul Mate and this peaceful time to share with him. Thank you that each of my children are safe and healthy, even though I pray that you give my sons peace and don’t let them get too lonely or too overwhelmed with life. Give them each the gift of a close relationship with you, so that I can rest in the knowledge that no matter what, you have their back. THANK YOU, Father, for protecting and nurturing the ones that I love. And thank you for this delightful weather, warm enough for open doors and windows and even a little running of fans! 😀

 
Psalm 89:19-26 ERV

Lord, you once spoke in a vision to your followers: “I have made a young soldier strong. From among my people I chose him for an important position. 
I have found my servant David and anointed him as king with my special oil. 
I will support him with my right hand, and my arm will make him strong. 
So no enemy will ever control him. The wicked will never defeat him. 
I will destroy his enemies before his eyes. I will defeat those who hate him. 
I will always love and support him. I will always make him strong. 
I will put him in charge of the sea. He will control the rivers. 
He will say to me, ‘You are my father. You are my God, my Rock, my Savior.’