Dancing with Simplicity

Simple Living, Walking by Faith

Your Revelation is the Tune I Dance To

  • July 27, 2014 11:21 pm

lightstock2Psalm 119:77 (MSG)
77 Now comfort me so I can live, really live; your revelation is the tune I dance to. 

 

Feeling a little tattered lately?

Unravelling?

World in turmoil?

It’s all about joining the dance of simplified living, with a walk of faith. His Word is the foundation. Stay tuned for the journey…….Laura Lynn, dancer, author, blogger, believerdreamstime_s_5373580[1]

Psalm 19:7 (NASB77)
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 

Psalm 119:130 (NASB)

130 The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 30:11 (NLT)
11 You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.

 

 

 

In the midst of all that is going on, never forget…

  • September 10, 2020 10:57 pm

Quarantine, and more…..update!

  • July 2, 2020 2:59 pm

Hoping my readers are still out there somewhere, healthy and finding at least some ways to worship and be creative during these lockdown days. I plan to be back posting more soon. Please feel free to follow the links provided to some of my favorite church services online. I’m using the Change Your Life Daily Study Bible this year, but you can obtain the same outline without a Bible purchase. The pdf should be on the Viewpoint Church web site posted below.

If you are still lockdown and out of church, again I encourage you to find a good few places to watch online. Support you local church first, and then if you still need to find a church online may I suggest Viewpoint Church. Author, pastor, Becky Tirabassi and her husband Roger, are taking their church through the Bible in 2020. You can purchase the Change Your Life Daily Bible via her links or just download the pdf to follow the guide. Due to CA lockdown, the services are being held online now at 11 am Pacific. Everything is archived for later viewing. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate and respect their ministry. It’s simple, uncomplicated and built on prayer and the Word of God. I hope to see you there, or somewhere as we worship online.

My Favorite Sunday services online! Don’t miss church!

  • March 15, 2020 9:41 am

https://www.viewpointchurch.org/

Becky Tirabassi and husband Roger have a wonderful Sunday service which will be online FACEBOOK  weekly. I love Becky and her church is awesome.

Saddleback has been a favorite of mine online, and their local services are canceled during this epidemic. You will find the current message on Facebook and their web site….

www.saddlebackchurch.com

I’m a member of the Saddleback online prayer team on Facebook. Please join us in that community. And Becky is right there with her daily Bible reading posts on Facebook and Instagram with her Change Your Life Daily Bible. You can join in her videos on FB and follow the reading plan by purchasing her Bible or using the PDF download plan on Viewpoint church’s page.

As the church physical buildings start to open, remember, there are always resources online for you to access. You may be ill, disabled, or have any number of reasons you cannot go to church, but you don’t have to look too far to find a church home on the web.

Tangles of Weeds: Can I Conquer Life’s Clutter?

  • January 25, 2020 9:47 am

Conquering Life’s Clutter

Tangles of Weeds: Can I Conquer Life’s Clutter?

Every year I say I am going to …de clutter my house, journal,
read more, bake, learn a new craft, and organize paper clutter in my office.
Sound familiar? You too? And every year it does not happen. Well, not most of
it anyway. It’s like the view from my kitchen window. Our window looks out on
our long, narrow yard. Our dogs have seen to it that no grass remains. Instead,
we have a lot of odd trees and weeds that like to keep coming back every year. A
tangled, hot mess. One year we finally paid to have the overgrowth removed. Everything
was pretty, though still not grassy. The yard cleaned up nicely. My view from
the kitchen window revealed a conquered yard! Despite the lack of much greenery,
it was something to behold… for a season. A very short season. Yard clutter.

So it is with our yearly, weekly, daily, goals, and plans. The
space is cleared. We make room in our homes, our schedules our lives, for all
sorts of things (including some me time.) Unfortunately, before we know it the
whole mess has grown back again. Weeds start filling the schedule, our
thoughts, our plans, choking out our attempts to dream some big
dreams. Bottom line, our attempts to simplify, declutter, get rid of the weeds,
are thwarted every time. Life clutter.

Now you might think this is a bad thing, but it really is no
surprise to God. He knows we have no good thing in us, and He knows our sin
entangles. A manicured yard doesn’t last long in a fallen world. The weeds will
come back. Cluttering tangled messes like anxiety, addictions, stress, depression,
pride, stubbornness, disobedience. Notice these are not all blatantly sinful things.
Sometimes, they are time robbers. Sometimes they simply drain you and zap your
energy. They grow in like those weeds, quickly, subtly, unnoticed. Just like in
my backyard. Creeping clutter.

Maybe, it’s time to
remember the weeds and clutter are simply going to be there. Instead of
being caught off guard, pluck them up and move on. If they grow back, tear them
down again. If it takes some repentance and confession, so be it Let
God’s presence fill up the overgrown messy weedy places. You may find
opposition coming back, and taking over. Opposition to your plans, dreams, and
choices comes in all sorts of forms. Though it is a battle you may deal with
every single day for the rest of your life, in the end He has conquered it all.
For now, try planting His Word in the barren yard. Do not let the yard take you
by surprise. Recognize it, expect it, and conquer it. Tear it down. Deal with
it when it grows and better yet, let Him be the gardener. Simplify your
life, by anticipating the opposition. Be prepared for it, and keep moving
forward. Behold the view from the window. He is making all things new.

II Cor 4:16 (MSG) So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the
outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside,
where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.