Bone of My Bone, Adam

I Will Wait for You-Janette ikz

“I will wait for you…and I will know you.

Because when you speak, I will be reminded of Solomon’s wisdom, your ability to lead will remind me of Moses, your faith will remind me of Abraham, your confidence in God’s word will remind me of Daniel, your inspiration will remind me of Paul, your heart for God will remind me of David, your attention to detail will remind of Noah, your integrity will remind of Joseph, and your ability to abandon your own will…will remind me the disciples, BUT your ability to love selflessly and unconditionally will remind me of Christ. But I won’t need to identify you by any special Matthews or any special Marks because HIS WORD WILL BE TATTED ALL OVER YOUR HEART!

And you will know me…and you will find me...where the boldness of Esther meets the warm closeness of Ruth with the hospitality of Lydia, as a Lion with the submission of Mary which is engulfed in the tears of a praying Hannah…I will BE THE ONE…drenched in…Proverbs 31…waiting for you.”

-Janette ikz

Me & My Niece Veja (my recent trip to Canada)

I realized tonight that it has been quite some time since I have been on my blog…remember the “heating pad” thing? Yep, believing God for a new laptop! Well, because I have some news I will be sharing in the upcoming weeks, I thought I’d “warm up” some with posting a special pic of my beautiful niece, Veja that my sister just sent me from my recent trip to Canada.

…I’ll give you a little hint…this girl might be doing a boot-scootin’ boogie here soon!

P.S. Really, how cuuuute is this little girl’s face?! Precious.

Kisses From Heaven

I first heard the phrase, ‘kisses from heaven’ when reading an amazing book by Staci Eldredge called ‘Captivating’. Kisses from heaven are personal love messages God gives to each of us through something in our world that He knows is special just to us. Like me, for example, the sight of a horse (and watch out if it’s a miniature horse-that’s a sloppy wet kiss right there for me!), the sound of the wind, or anything having to do with children brings such joy to my soul that I feel wonderfully kissed from heaven.

These were my Sunday church kisses from heaven…

Kiss 1- a little 7-year old praying for an elderly woman

Kiss 2- seeing a teenage girl run up to her father during the music time, wrap her arms around his waist, and continued to sing songs to God while holding each other

Kiss 3-talking with Jonathan, a little boy from Latin America (who I had the privilege of praying with him months ago to receive the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ) telling me his story about how he came to this country, all the while chewing the gum I gave him like the gum had energizer batteries in them!

Maybe for you, it’s the sunset, the moon, guacamole, dancing like you’re on footloose, and on, and on… look around you and see all the ways that God is specifically loving on you and sending you customized kisses from heaven just for you!

P.S. Read a great book about heaven yesterday from a little boy’s experience called, “Heaven is for Real” written by his father, Todd Burpo-so powerful! And, God…He really loves children ; )