May 17, 2014

The Voice of Vulnerability and Transparency

Yesterday someone mentioned to me how she was wowed at my vulnerability and my transparency in my book, Taming the Storm:Victory through Praise.. Until then she thought of me as private and somewhat reserved. I shared with her -- I've come to a place in my life that I knew I needed to let the healing (from God) begin and let Him happen. I explained - life is no longer about me. It's about glorifying God in my daily journey with Him through speaking out and reaching out beyond myself to others who may be struggling, hurting, and stuck in pain-filled and unhealthy crevices of life. In this journey with them - I share the good news of our Jesus. 

Sharing my testimony with others - as I wrote in my book - brings who I was and my experiences out in the open, but it's an identifiable connection with so many in today's world, even in my own neighborhood. Pain. Brokenness. Pride. Anger. Shame. Guilt. Victim. Self-loathing. The list goes on. 

But the testimony I bring forward doesn't stop at where my heart was. It's not about that. It refocuses to who now has my heart in the palm of His hands -- Jesus. And He is the greatest connection we all have. He is the hope in and through all testimonies. All of our stories don't even end at the cross. Another chapter unfolded and His story reflected in us began with Jesus in His rising. It continued with the Holy Spirit who knocks at our heart's door waiting for us to respond to Him in our daily living... Indeed, in my vulnerability and in my transparency -- it is my hope that all who I meet and all who I journey with until my passing will see Jesus in me and especially Jesus in them. All glory to God.

Blessings in abundance, dear one!


May 1, 2014

Crossroads of Change

We all have a story to tell, but the avenue we share it is uniquely our own in the ways He gifts us. And sometimes, one avenue leads to another. That's the beauty of crossroads - as we trust His lead, we can be assured that new roads may involve some change or expanding the gifts He blesses us with so that we may share God's love and His blessings with others ... 

When God paves new roads, and we follow in faith, what joy there is to step into the deeper end of our journey in Him!

Blessings in abundance, dear one!


April 20, 2014

Author shares her own story of healing, growth and transformation

"ALL glory to God! Thank you, Jesus for being my light and my life in this day and every day. Below is the link to the article about my book in my local newspaper -- Standard Speaker. I would have no hope, no voice, no encouragement to share, and no song in my heart if not for Jesus." ~ Bonny.

April 5, 2014

Standing Ready

Last night I had an open door to step up to an upcoming opportunity to share my testimony, but I missed it. On my way home -- I felt in my spirit God was asking me: "Why didn't you take it?" I responded: "I wanted others to have that opportunity." 

He reminded me that I am in a season of new beginnings. He has blessed me with a new voice, incredible joy, and a deep-seeded passion to share the message of His love and saving Grace. He has been unfolding opportunities for me to share His love in the most creative ways, something I've been praying for - for some time now. And He has been answering my prayer - every day. So why didn't I recognize last night as part of this? 

Time to learn about humility. Humility has its time and place to run solo, but when God opens a door, I need to walk through it... this is obedience. And also knowing God desires to bless me and others through the doors He opens for me specifically glorifies Him when I receive it! I am thankful God shared with me what He did. His love for me in this not only embraces me -- it grows and matures me even deeper. I am ready to go forward again, and my joy in the Lord is yet rising. I am ready to speak His love forward, one open door at a time.

Dear one, when God blesses you, receive His favor and His embrace... the door is opening. Are you ready?

Blessings in abundance, dear one!


March 26, 2014

Rejoicing With You!

Hello, my friend! I am rejoicing with you as you go forward in the journey He has laid before you! I am trusting the good is now, the better is ahead, and the best is yet to happen.. Let the embrace of God's written Word as spoken by God Himself be yours this day: 

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,' declares the Lord, 'and will bring you back from captivity..'" Jeremiah 29:11-14a