"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Living in S. Florida we can get our share of cold weather. Today a cold front came through during the early morning hours. Not a big one. But a nice enough one that we are experiencing clear blue skies, with temps in the low 60's with a wind chill in the 50's. Anyway.... the cold did NOT stop me from swimming.

It did stop a lot of other people, but not me!! I was determined!! I wanted to!! I have been on a roll with swimming every day and I did not want to break that! And I had NO ONE to tell me I could not, i.e. mother, because 'one just does not swim when it's cold outside you will die from pneumonia!!'

Even though I had to walk to my condo's swimming pool from my apartment in the cold, I knew once I hit the water, it would be heated until I got out and before I ran into a nearby cabana to get away from what now was a bitter cold (being wet), I would be freezing my you-know-what off.

While swimming, I thought how my life is compared to the elements. Outside (the world) it can be so very cold and miserable. But, inside the heated pool (God) it can be so very cozy and comfortable.

Tomorrow, it will be just as cold here. But, I will repeat my journey to the pool. And enjoy every minute of the warmth that awaits me!


  1. Enjoy your chilly swim! I will be playing in the snow....it is really cold here and that keeps lots of people in, but Sitka LOVES the snow and I love to go out with him. It is fun to watch him leap around and play in it.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. I love your analogy between the warm water and God. Enjoy!

  3. Enjoy your swim. God and warm water, what a concept.

  4. What determination and perseverance you have! I'd say you and God can tackle any problem on the horizon.

  5. Praying that you are snuggly and cozy with God....all the time.


  6. love that you went swimming. love that you can do something that feels so good. Enjoy it and feel free. I hope you know JBR - I think you are the total best. Sarah

  7. Oh a heated pool, sounds devine. So happy you enjoyed your swim today......:-) Hugs

  8. I love the analogy. It is such a simple way to remember God's loving arms. Blessings.

  9. Great analogy! Just like being in that heated pool, may you be refreshed by the warmth of His love. Have a great weekend. God bless you JBR!

  10. Like some others, I too, was playing in the SNOW today! I LOVE SNOW - I don't like the cold though! But you can't really have one without the other so I put up with the cold in order to gain the JOY of the SNOW. It reflects thoughts of purity, joy, forgiveness, complete cleansing, being washed clean, covered, peace, comfort!

    God's Word brings healing for the hurting.
    Psalm 73
    Psalm 77
    Isaiah 61:1-4a
    Psalm 145

    Choosing GREAT JOY, Stephanie

  11. Awesome thoughts sweetie.

  12. Honestly? This brought out the green of envy and jealously I have not experienced in years. I was just telling a co worker that I wanted to move to FL or AZ because I'm sick to death of winter. The wind chill a few days ago was -17F. The news showed a coyote that froze where he stood, literally. (they think it might have been ill or injured and was weak to begin with). It sure looked odd and I wished so badly I was in a warmer climate! Merry Christmas!