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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Gentle Loving Arms

Some of us think we need to be so strong that we miss the gentle loving arms of the Lord as He desires to carry us through some situations. Not only do we miss out, but He does too. Imagine a child going through difficult and dangerous situations but won’t let his parent reach out, carry him for a bit, and just hug on him. They both miss out on the love. Some of my fondest memories with the Lord are the times I was my weakest and He carried me. It wasn’t a sign of weakness as much as it was experiencing His awesome compassion, comfort and love. His arms are so powerful, yet so gentle, just want to stay there forever. Some of us need to look up, lift up our arms and ask Him, “Will you carry me for a bit?” You will be amazed… GENTLE LOVING ARMS! Read the rest of this entry »

Shoulder To Cry On

Sometimes people just need a shoulder to cry on or just an ear to hear their heart. Are we available to be that shoulder or ear? Comfort others with the same comfort you have received from Him. I am always amazed at how a simple hug can bring so much healing and restoration… Give a hug, you never run out because they are always free. Shoulder To Cry On! Read the rest of this entry »

Learning To Walk The Lord’s Way

So what would the toddler say to mom and dad if he/she could after falling over and over again while trying to walk? “It sure feels good to have your comfort near and your loving kisses as you reach out to help me back up.” How does it make the parent feel? Absolutely wonderful because they love their little one and see the progress and are there to encourage. So, in light of all of this, how does our Heavenly Father feel when He reaches down to help us back up or carry us for a bit? We have to get this. He’s not upset. It is His pleasure to see us attempt the impossible and to keep on going. It is only the enemy that brings accusations. We have to close our ears to his voice and feel the love of Holy Spirit. He always comes to comfort us… Lift up your heads. We have a Father who cares for us MORE than we can ever imagine or comprehend. Maybe we can all walk together… We will cross the finish line and fulfill our destiny… Yeah! LEARNING TO WALK THE LORD’S WAY! Read the rest of this entry »

My Child Art Print

My Child – Art Print by Joseph James (Hartmann) – After several years of creating some art prints for some of my poems, we now have them available in 12×18 inch prints. Each print is printed on high quality metallic paper called Ice Gold Metallic with an 80# text weight. It is stunning and brilliant as the light touches the metal flakes and colors and makes them sparkle. This print is titled, “My Child” and was written as the Lord told me how He sees each of us. It uses His creation to speak to us through His animals, the sky, the weather, etc. My Child

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