Monday, October 31, 2011

AUDIO Blog: Extreme makeover - GOD edition (Purposefully in pursuit of change)

God loves us just as we are but He loves us too much to leave us that way! He doesn't do 'fix-me-uppers', instead He is into wonderfully extreme makeovers, and when He's through you won't recognize yourself! If a change is as good as a holiday then you're in for the ride of your life. Are you with me?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AUDIO Blog: A mustard seed of faith, a truckload of EXPECTAT...

When you pray and ask God to meet your needs do you have an expectation that He will come through for you? Approach His throne anew today with a "God CAN" attitude, and an expectation that He WILL be faithful!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A mustard seed of faith, a truckload of EXPECTATION!

He asked me if I wanted to go for a ride. “Sure!” I replied, not having a clue where we were heading, but I slipped on my shoes anyway, grabbed my purse and ran out the door.

Before I’d even finished putting on my lip liner we were there: the convenience store at the gas station just up the road. He knew exactly what he was going there for and he fully expected to get it. Me? I was just

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Introducing CreativeLee AUDIO blog!

These days I’m forever multi-tasking. Who knows what I’m talking about? There is just so much that we try to cram into our day, it’s not even funny. 

I value my time and I know you do too. I want the freedom to choose how I spend it, to choose what I deem more or less important. Plainly put, I want choice, and I know I'm not the only one. 

So today I am proud to introduce to you AUDIO BLOG

Starting with September my CreativeLee blog posts will be available in both written and audio format. You will now be able to choose whether you want to read it or listen to it. 

The first audio blog is already available on YouTube, so why don’t you check it out and feel free to send me any comments or suggestions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Take heart! There can be miracles...

For the past few days this song has constantly been on my heart. Yes, it has encouraged me, but if anyone else needs to hear this today, I pray that you will be right here clicking the play button. May you find the hope that you are so in need of today! Be encouraged. In Jesus' Name.

Mark 10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible." Ephesians 3:20 Now glory be to God who by His mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of - infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts or hopes. Hebrews 13:5 ...for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

Do you believe Him?


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What will it be? Fear of man or leap of faith?

When I think back on my life I can recall a few defining moments on my journey of discovering myself through facing my fears.  

I remember when I was just 20 and someone attempted to steal my car one evening. They didn’t succeed but they did make off with my sunglasses. I’ve only had them maybe a few days. It was the most expensive (and most stylish) pair I’ve ever owned – expensive because of the polarized lenses. When you have blue eyes that are quite sensitive to bright sunlight, then a pair of sunglasses becomes a necessity rather than a fashion statement.

Someone gave me another pair but it was nothing compared to what I had lost. You know the saying Beggars can’t be choosers; I could barely drive without sunglasses, so I accepted. They turned out to be surprisingly effective. The only problem I had with it was that it resembled something from the era of pink hair and pink Cadillac’s back in the 50’s – cat-eyes they’re called – and for those of you who don’t know what that is, this should explain it sufficiently:

Cat-eye sunglasses (Source of picture: Vintage Fashion Club)

These glasses were on. my. face. people! You couldn’t look at me and miss it! I battled so badly with being self conscious back then; I remember struggling to walk away from people - men or woman, young or old,

Monday, October 10, 2011

You fill up my senses; my first, my last, my everything

For some reason I have never really felt comfortable to make declarations of undying love to people in romantic relationships. I would hear some of the lyrics of love songs and they rather describe my relationship with the Lord, instead of with a person of flesh and blood. I struggled to find a good example at first – Murphy’s law: you find it when you’re not looking for it, right? Finally I found Barry White’s My first, my last, my everything.

I couldn’t sing these words to a man. No person is my first, my last or my everything. That is what God is to me, and I just don’t feel comfortable sharing that with anyone else. Neither do I desire to be that to