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Call Me Ishmael


In the beginning

Heaven and Earth

1 First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see.    (MSG)

The History of Creation

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NKJV)

The Beginning

1 In the beginning God made from nothing the heavens and the earth. (NLV)

Yep, you know I had to go there. Yep, my favorite book is the Bible.  I don’t care what translation, let’s not go there.  Funny, I think this line comes into our minds unconsciously, In the beginning….We just seem to know deep within our souls that it is.  It just echos throughout our being….in the beginning…God…

I like that God made everything from nothing.  I wasn’t raised in the church, so by the time I crawled in I really felt like “nothing”.  Most of us don’t just wake up one day and say, “Hey, I think I’ll go to church.”  It’s not till our world falls apart that we finally seek help.  Just how it is, thank goodness God is patient.

And I like that He made everything we see, and everything we don’t see.  I’m glad that He rules over the seen and the unseen, good to know He gets the final word.  Don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but here in Wisconsin the s#$% has kinda hit the fan, excuse my “french”.  No, I’m not going political today.  That’s a fun subject with family get togethers….we’ll save that for another day.  Don’t know about you, but I have seen both angels and demons, and I’m glad God has things under control, the seen and the unseen.

I have to admit, I am kinda a self-help junkie, I’ve read alot of “those” kinds of books.  But since I have come to Christ I have to say that the Bible has come to life.  Everytime I read it I swear there’s something new in there that I didn’t catch the first time.  Guess that’s why they call it the Living Word…


“Blessed be your glorious name,
    exalted above all blessing and praise!
You’re the one,
    God, you alone;
You made the heavens,
    the heavens of heavens, and all angels;
The earth and everything on it,
    the seas and everything in them;
You keep them all alive;
    heaven’s angels worship you!”  Nehemiah 9:5-6 (MSG)


Dear Lord, I ask that you would reveal yourself in a mighty way to us.  Give us a spirit of wonder and awe at what You have made. You are the Author of life, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  Let us bless Your Name above all that You have made, for You are God alone.  We worship and adore You, let us come to know You and Your ways, lead us Lord, in Jesus name.

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Prayers and Promises is about "Finding Hope in This Crazy World' Diana Rasmussen is the Author of "SNOW WHITE DARKNESS - Smothered by Control" available on Amazon and Kindle. A real life journey out of Domestic Violence and into the arms of God.


8 thoughts on “Call Me Ishmael

  1. Wonderful post.
    Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.


    Posted by fgassette | January 9, 2013, 5:47 pm
  2. Just had a moment to check out your blog! Love IT!!! Keep up the great work. I was not raised in the church either and I am so grateful that our Lord kept His hand on us and in using us to bless others! Be blessed sister.



    Posted by Arming The Saints | January 6, 2013, 9:19 pm
  3. Thank you for the prayers. I could always use a prayer. God Bless.


    Posted by seeker | January 6, 2013, 8:56 am
    • Hey sis,
      Just wanted to pray God’s miraculous healing over you. I release His Holy Spirit to minister to your body today. Jesus paid the price for your illness at Calvary, and I command all sickness to leave, in Jesus’ name. Thank you Lord for healing my sister in Christ.




      Posted by dianarasmussen | January 6, 2013, 1:25 pm
  4. Hallelujah! I just read this post, and it’s so awesome to read from a like-minded sister in the Lord. Your post just blessed my socks off! Thank you so much for the joy and the truth that you shared. I look forward to reading more of your posts!



    Posted by cshowers | January 5, 2013, 9:57 pm

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