Saturday, August 29, 2009

Well hi!

Just wanted to say hello to you all after a month of bloggy silence! This has been quite a month... camping, first days of school for Mikaela, Toby AND Lowell... lots of stuff! This morning I got to go to a Beth Moore simulcast event (she was in Green Bay... it was broadcast live in over 500 satellite locations) and I was SO blessed. God spoke to me about so many things I REALLY needed to hear right now.
One of the last things Beth said was to keep speaking faith to each other. You know how there are times when we need a shoulder to cry on or someone to nod along in understanding... but other times, we need a sister or brother to just speak some FAITH to us! I know I need that right now. I'm sick of whining and feeling sorry for myself and really don't need anyone else to join me in feeling sorry for me. I need people to get in my face and speak the truth (in love, of course!) and remind me of what I know already!
Can any of you relate?
Well, I'm thinking that this blog is one way I can throw some faith out there in someone's direction... maybe even just back at myself. : ) But either way, I'm hoping to be sharing some more soon about what God's showing me. He's doing some deep cleaning in my heart these days and it's not pretty... but I know it's needed. And I know He's good.
What's He been teaching you lately? Any words of faith to share? I'd love to hear it...
See ya soon (maybe even with some pictures!),


  1. Hi Malisa -- I received this note from one of my accountability partners today. I'm home from work for 4-6 weeks, recovering from surgery. After reading your blog, I felt like her note could encourage you, too...

    "Hi Colette,
    I thought of you today as I was rereading some "Beth-isms" from her Believing God book. This was the verse and what she said:

    "Instead, he is under guardians and stewards until the time is set by his father." Gal 4:2

    Sometimes God waits until we have a little maturity before He places more important trusts in our hands. Beloved, the world will not stop and our true God-ordained ministries will not end when we take the time to let God make us healthier and better equipped.
    When the height of a ministry outgrows its depth, it will inevitably come tumbling down. So we are wise when we focus on the depth alone and leave the length, breadth, and height to Him. As long as the latter dimensions are what matter most to us, we are not ready to build what lasts.

    I can't help but wonder what God is preparing you for during all of this "rest" and being-still time He is giving you.

    Rest well, my friend.
    Praying for you..."

    I have the same feelings for you, Malisa, that my friend had about me -- I wonder what God is preparing you for during all of this "cleansing" you've been going through?

    I will be praying for you!
    Love, Aunt Colette

  2. Melissa ~ My issue right now is letting go and letting God handle things. I have a history of making plans, only to have God show me that he already had a plan and it was better, always! I have some things going on that I need trust Him to take care of, because they are out of my control. I could use some words of Faith.


  3. Hi Melissa,

    Well, I guess first of all thank you for speaking words of truth to me the other day. They were desperately needed.

    The other thought is... for some reason God has been speaking to me about the stories I tell and why I love telling them. Regardless of the context, I love telling these stories because they remind me of how good God has been to me, how He gave a special gift, how He provided in a special way, how He led the way when I didn´t know what He was doing. Hearing myself tell these stories- and remembering them and how faithful God has been- has been a great encouragement to me. So for whatever it´s worth... thru your blog, or if you keep old journals... I hope God provides you with opportunities to remember His love and provision... and I hope He surprises you with that bc that´s what it´s been like for me- I open my mouth, start sharing, and as I share, I remember how good God has been. Hope this encourages you!!! :) And I would love to hear more about what He´s doing in you... Love, me!


Thanks for sharing your thoughts and heart with me.