Thanks Giving

November is a time for “thanks giving”.

It’s not only a time for turkey and dressing but a time to remember and reflect on all that God does and thank Him. Prayer is the tool to connect with God to do that. Make November a Thanksgiving Prayer month.

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What Does God Do?

Just after the baptism of the Holy Spirit I began to be serious about serving God but I was confused about what I was to do and what God did. I thought I should ask Him everything, but I really wanted to do my own thing my way so I did.

The next day, I’d feel guilty and beg forgiveness. Examples I struggled with had to do with daily disciplines like getting up in the morning after staying up half the night rather than sleeping in. I really didn’t want to get up in the morning so I would set a couple of alarm clocks only to get up on shut them off and go back to bed.

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Meeting with Yourself!

December is advent, the wonderful celebration of the birth of the Christ child, who was born, so that we would have a pattern to follow. We are to imitate Christ in our own uniquely created way.

How are you doing so far? In September, I shared with you what I learned from yearly meetings with myself and promised I would share more in time. It is time. It’s time for the meeting to consider our situation and make adjustments, as needed; to fulfill our God given purpose and make dreams reality.

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What I learned from meeting with myself…

Shepherd-and-sheep (2)In 1982 I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and by 1987, experienced a need to sort things out, focus, to know myself.

I had a need to know what I am here for, and how to best accomplish it for the glory of God rather than what I thought was expected of me. Until then I went from one to-do list to another but never seemed to accomplish anything lasting.

I imagined standing before God at the end of my life, seeing all my hats fall off as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, etc. and God saying to me,

“What have you done with the gifts I’ve given you?” What gifts? I didn’t know about them. What would I say?

This called for a plan that was the most difficult for me as an intuitive person. I misplace things, especially paper, so this was more of a challenge than defining my purpose from the inside rather than the outside doer role.

As I explored, the tools I needed seemed to drop into my hands from a speaker, teacher, or friend. I then began to discover myself as I focused on truth, my gifts and healing of wounds. It took one year to ponder, pray, and embrace my purpose.

I shared what I learned with those around me who wanted the same.  From this process, Sheep Shed Mentoring Ministry was formed in 2005; Heal Equip. Go forth to share the Good News.

Every year, July and December, I schedule some time with myself to take a look at everything I’m doing; keep what’s working, throw out what’s not and add one thing.

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I Know It’s God but What Does It Mean?

Why God?










Frequently I find doing what I do leads to something new. In fact, so new that I’m not sure what it means.


My car sat in the driveway while I waited for the mechanic to call, and let me know that the parts were in. I had some errands to run so I drove our Honda Pilot.

I drove to the office, met with my appointment and locked up. I kept my keys in my hand, as I always do, to have it ready to open the car door when I get to the parking lot.

I got into the Pilot and put the key into the ignition; nothing happened. In fact the steering wheel would not even budge.

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