Sunday, May 24, 2015

Want a Smile?

Don'cha love to read a rhyme?
It lifts my heart up every time!
It makes me want to laugh and dance, 
Sometimes so hard, I wet my pants!

The giggles start,
The giggles roar, 
And soon I'm rolling on the floor!
I'm feelin' good, 
I'm feeling fine,
Though some may say,
I've lost my mind!

Ahhhhh! That was Goooood!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dance With Me?

Dance With Me?

Dance in the sunshine,
Dance in the rain.
Dance when you're happy,
Dance in the pain.
Love always fills us,
Love always smiles.
Come with me, friend...let us dance for awhile!

Dance on your troubles,
Dance on your joys.
Dance for your daughters,
Dance for your boys.
Love is the answer,
Love is the key.
Come with me, child...let us dance and be free!

Dance with intention,
Dance on the fly.
Dance when you're laughing,
Dance when you cry.
Love is the journey,
Love always wins.
Come with me, stranger...let us dance and begin!

Blessings, Anna Marie

P.S. Miss watching you dance, Mom! I know you are dancing in Heaven!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Can We Really Love Others As Jesus Loved Us?

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Kate Su (Steward Obs., U. Arizona), et al.
John 15:12 NKJV
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Do you ever get stuck on one verse of Scripture? 

I do.  John 15:12 is one of my favorites, and no matter how many times I ponder it, I always get something new. 

Jack and I have a dear friend, Sharon Billins, an awesome woman of God who says, "Behind every verse of Scripture, there is an entire library in Heaven!"  I love that! She is so right.  

Today, as I did a little search, I learned that the words "have loved you" have a rich meaning through the tense of the original language.  In the Greek, the word is agapao. The tense of the verb is the aorist tense. According to Strong's Concordance this is the definition of it:

"The aorist tense is characterized by its emphasis on punctiliar action; that is, the concept of the verb is considered without regard for past, present, or future time. There is no direct or clear English equivalent for this tense, though it is generally rendered as a simple past tense in most translations."  (

Jesus was not just the Son of Man, He was the Son of God. He always was, always is and always will be.  His loving us did not stop after His ascension. He is always with us, always loving us.  

So, I asked Him for more thoughts on the ways He loved, loves and continues to love us; and how do we do the same to one another?

Immediately, the passage from Mark 4:11 blared in my head! 

"To you (speaking to His disciples) it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God..." NKJV

As His disciples, we love others when we reveal the mystery of the kingdom of God to them.  How do we do this? 

We have to go deep! We have to stay over our heads in the River of God, receiving fresh revelation from Him every day. And we share the love as we live in Koinonia! That is the Greek word for fellowship, community, communion. It's Family!  God's Word is alive and active, because He is the Word. He is always with us, and is always revealing the mystery to us.  

Let me share an example of what I mean.  

Recently, the Lord gave me a revelation of the kingdom of God, the kingdom that we, as children of God live in, as the endless and ever-ascending spiral of God's glory in the universe!  I shared this with my friend, Terry Deckard.  She got so excited, because instantly she saw the DNA of God! It was her revelation that added depth to my revelation!  We wooped and hollared with joy!  And in that moment, we were loving one another as Jesus loved us! 

This Love cannot end, it cannot die, it cannot be broken.  God's DNA is perfect! And He gave it to us through Jesus! 

So my dear ones, I hope you are feeling loved right now!  

Blessings forever! Anna Marie

PS  And the love continues! I posted this blog piece on Facebook, and another good friend jumped into the Koinonia river!
Brad Witt added, "We are God's children with His DNA... DNA is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms... look at it as Dead Now Alive  :) "

Thanks Brad!!