Friday, January 25, 2008

i heart books


I love reading
but I've been so retarded with books lately. I'll pick one up, then pick up another and be engrossed in 2 or more books at one time. Does anyone else do this?

One of my 08 goals is to read over 50 books.
I am currently reading:
The River of God by Dutch Sheets
Perspectives by Colin Creel
and the Bible (I'm doing a reading track program)

I am sleepy
and need to get a few pages in

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dance before the Lord

I have been inspired to be a better blogger. A more consistent blogger. I have to do something to get back into the swing of putting my thoughts/feelings down on paper (because I've been so neglectful to my journal). If you're any random person this may not mean much to you, but if you know me and how much I enjoy writing, you will realize this is something of importance to me.

leg warmers

I was reminded of my childhood when dance was a passion before I ever got into cheerleading. I can't help but often wonder what my life would have been like if I would have pursued more of the arts, (dance, paitning, anything creative). I guess it's never too late to pick back up faded dreams still in working conditions. God's timetable and plans are much different than my own so who I am to say I'm too old for this, or not good anymore at that?

Also the dance ministry is about to get back up and running again and I am eagerly awaiting what God is going to do through us..through this. I've been having dreams about us being out and ministering/outreaches so I know it's time to get moving.

speaking of dreams
there was a time in the very start of 2008 that I was dreaming every night (detailed, graphic dreams- most were from the Lord), but I haven't in awhile.

Let my expectations not limit you God.

(all photos are not my own, they come from a photobucket search)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008



I am a little irritated
apparently I have ringworm (according to my school nurse)
and the only thing I did differently in the past 4-5 days is go to the gym.
which grosses me out because now I associate the gym with dirtiness and ringworm.
which is even more annoying because I was actually enjoying the gym and working towards my 08 goals.
So in the meantime I pray that Jesus heals this junk
and helps me get over my issues with the gym and how I relate to it now.
All prayers are welcomed and appreciated.

Because this literally came
out of no

Saturday, January 19, 2008

can you feel it in your veins? moving through your body?

After reading an article in RELEVANT magazine regarding the New Aged Atheists, my prayers and petitions to God began to rise with an urgent force. I remember asking God, "What about the atheists? How will You work their hearts? What should I pray?..".....

We cannot be silenced, but we must not engage in a battle full of heated debates and banters that leave us looking less like Christians and leaving behind the most important key ingredient...THE LOVE OF GOD...

As I was praying, and later meditating upon the word, I became full of peace as the Lord showed me multiple things. I saw men and women of God that will carry the wisdom of the Lord with such a fire that when they open their mouths to speak, all those in attendance (Christians and non-christians) will fall to the floor and KNOW that GOD IS REAL.

I saw radical and miraculous signs and wonders..blind eyes opened, limbs growing back, healings, deliverances...such supernatural greatness that causes the hairs on your arm to stick up and even the hardest atheist would not be able to deny God's existence or power.

I saw scrolls full of words that will silence, hush, shut up any argument made against God.

I saw this huge candle with a large flame. Whoever carried the candle would walk into dark places , hidden spaces, and the flame would melt the hardness and expose the dark. Once those things in the dark adjusted to the light, they wanted to follow the light, be near the warmth. The light of Christ was leading them out of darkness.

I saw arrows of authority being shot into Christians' backs and once they were hit, their whole entire body vibrated with this newfound power to move, change, liberate, justify, and make ready a way.

I wanted to see more..I knew there was more to see, but this was enough to move me to pray

to share this with others

to hopefully burn this motivation and desire in others to

pray, interceed, get into God like never before

Something HUGE is coming..and He will use those with hungry and ready hearts.

God told me that all the things I saw were not just for my inquiries regarding the atheists...those who are agnostic and looking for truth.

But rather He said, "Jennie, this is for all those who need me, this is for the world."

The closer we go with God, the more He's going to entrust to us. I want to be reliable. I want to be trustworthy.

We must go harder, deeper with a deligence that won't let up nor back down.

Some of you may feel the currents of God move through you right now. He's speaking. But how can you help? What can you do?

It's simple. It's everywhere

It's avaliable

...fall deeper in love with God, repent of your wrongdoings, fast, PRAY PRAY PRAY, drown yourself in the Word, set the Lord as a seal upon your heart, worship, attend church, bible studies, minster to someone everday, reach out to the hurt and broken, buy someone lunch, bless someone, pray for someone, sit with an elderly person and just be with them, love your enemies, exercise your gifts, have faith to move a mountain, be faithful, give, ...

it's endless

but we must do something

It moves.

It rumbles

It's coming


I don't know..

all I know is I wanna be there to find out

Dont' you?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Visual Journals

Left side: Elisa Dancing lyrics because I love the song and just started sketching
Right side: Last night I started drawing the apples on my comforter and then God took me to Genesis to the Fall of Man.

Collage of lamps to represent the LIGHT of CHRIST
Inspired by the Holy Spirit and my Home magazines that were just laying around

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Boxed In

During intercessory prayer (1.1.08) God gave me a vision of boxes and then this immediately followed:

Strip us from our boxes Lord

Our safe house...our retreat centeres that

we build, created for ourselves to hide when the going

gets tough, or we start to feel uncomfortable

We have an UNCONTAINABLE God flowing through our viens

When we stay in our boxes, and stay closeminded and fleshly driven,

we are trying to CONTAIN God.

We are trying to package Him and keep Him in the doses and amounts we can handle.

Strip our boxes and expose us in vulnerability and desperation that we have

no where to run but


I then was sketching in my visual journal and the above is what came from it. The larger box represents some churchs/institutions, the smaller boxes represent individual people. I also saw words on the boxes in my vision which represented the reasons why we build our boxes...fear, insecurity, doubt, religion...

And the various others you may now insert here: ___________________________________________________


the "knowbetters"

X-posted on my Myspace blog

I was reading in Romans and for some reason this jumped out from the page in a way I've never noticed nor gave mind to before.

Ignoring God and His truth leads to a downward spiral. (I included the Message translation but I also liked the NIV-go be productive and dig).

Romans 1:18-32 (The Message)

The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

.. ..

18-23But God's angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.
24-25So God said, in effect, "If that's what you want, that's what you get." It wasn't long before they were living in a pigpen, smeared with filth, filthy inside and out. And all this because they traded the true God for a fake god, and worshiped the god they made instead of the God who made them—the God we bless, the God who blesses us. Oh, yes!

26-27Worse followed. Refusing to know God, they soon didn't know how to be human either—women didn't know how to be women, men didn't know how to be men. Sexually confused, they abused and defiled one another, women with women, men with men—all lust, no love. And then they paid for it, oh, how they paid for it—emptied of God and love, godless and loveless wretches.

28-32Since they didn't bother to acknowledge God, God quit bothering them and let them run loose. And then all hell broke loose: rampant evil, grabbing and grasping, vicious backstabbing. They made life hell on earth with their envy, wanton killing, bickering, and cheating. Look at them: mean-spirited, venomous, fork-tongued God-bashers. Bullies, swaggerers, insufferable windbags! They keep inventing new ways of wrecking lives. They ditch their parents when they get in the way. Stupid, slimy, cruel, cold-blooded. And it's not as if they don't know better. They know perfectly well they're spitting in God's face. And they don't care—worse, they hand out prizes to those who do the worst things best!


It's not the heathen and unsaved, it's those who know God and know the truth but suppress it.

I looked up SHROUD and found this:

shroud /?ra?d/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[shroud] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun .. minmax_bound="true"> 1. a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.

Covering up the truth, wrapping the truth up to prepare it for burial...death..going into the ground. Look at what the Word says happens when we deny the truth, run from the truth, cover it up, try to bury it, create our own truths and Gods and ideologies.

A refusual in God caused mass confusion without direction as to how to be human and falling into a pit of sin (the downward spiral and do we not see these things taking place in our country, our cities today???). God's word is applicable even in the present.

The King James study notes stated that when mankind followed THE LIE, they began to walk into conformity to the lie. (Woah) Conforming to lies to the point of becoming the lie, living the lie, accepting the lie.

Do you not see how important it is for us to stay grounded on the TRUTH???? The truth will set us free, and denying it will do just the opposite as you can see in the above set of scripture.

Let us not be a people to deny the truth, water it down, or try to cover it up. It is what it is and we should not add to it, or take away from it. Refuse not your God! Live in RIGHTEOUSNESS..

and if you KNOW..then ACT like you know

If you have any other insights or revelation please share. I really wasn't expecting to be hit up with what God showed me but I embrace it.