Category: Spirituality

Quote Me

Daily Prompt: Quote Me

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

“You can laugh, you can cry, 

you can live, you can die,

but there’s no love without scars.”

(“Scars”, a song in progress by Diana Rasmussen)

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Funny how the same situation can make you laugh or cry, depending on where you are at.  Is the glass half empty or half full?  Did the chicken come first or the egg?  Timeless questions that make us think and ponder the meaning of our existence.

As I get older, things that used to make me cry are now funny.  Like when I locked my ex out of the house when he was in his bathrobe.  Yep, it was another fight, and he had the hood of my car open and was pulling things apart.  God told me to lock the door, so I did, and called the police…needless to say, he had to leave that night.  At the time I was frightened, afraid of what he might do to me, and crying.  But today, now that I am free, it’s hilarious!


Dear Lord,

Help us find the humor in things today.  You are the author of  laughter, let the joy of the Lord  overtake us like a flood.  Help us not to take ourselves so seriously, and be thankful for all that you have done in us and through us. Let us dance in the rain,  in Jesus’ name.


Everything Has Its Time

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1  (NKJV)


Finding Shelter

image When you think of the word “shelter” what comes to your mind?  Sometimes when I am sleeping God will put a word in my head . Last night it was the word “shelter”. Throughout the day I started wondering…what kind of shelter?  There are alot of shelters out there…

homeless shelter – been there

animal shelter – been there too

emergency shelter – nope, haven’t been there yet

house/home/tent/car/rv – yep, I’m there now, thank God, it’s coldin Wisconsin tonight!

Usually when I get a word in my spirit like that, I search it out in the bible.  Yep, I really do that, that’s how I get alot of lyrics for my songs.  God says He’s my shelter. Hmmmmm, how does that work?  Then I remembered…

I remember a fight with my ex (well ok, more than one fight), he was screaming and in my face.  I silently prayed and asked God to protect and shelter me.  Then, it’s as if a wall of mirrors surrounded me.  He was still screaming but his ugly words couldn’t get through.  Everything he said got reflected back to him.  Well guess what, he stopped screaming! I was in God’s shelter that day, and my spirit was strangely calm in the midst of the chaos.

Has that ever happened to you?



1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,  my God, in whom I trust.”


Dear Lord, I ask you to step into the life of whomever is reading this post.  Let them come to know you as their Protection.  Shield them from any ugly, hurtful words that come from others.  Fill them with your Spirit of Truth so that they may know that these hurtful words are NOT TRUE.  Let these hurtful words fall to the ground like dust, in Jesus’ name.

Healing in 2013

There is an average of 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year.1
Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.
Here’s the math. According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey –there is an average of 207,754 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year.
Yes, you probably know someone who was raped…but she may not have told about out it.  We survivors are often reluctant to talk about it.   We think that it will go away someday…denial is often a coping mechanism.  But when we bury the pain, it only festers, and comes out in other ways.  For me, it was bad relationship choices.  I was unconciously playing the “victim”, and as a result, I chose abusive men for partners.  Not a healthy way to deal with things, that’s for sure.
From my experience, it took over twenty years for me to seek healing.  I pray that if you have been raped, you would seek help sooner.  I know that God put people in my path that I could trust to tell them the truth.  There is healing in sharing our pain, and there is freedom.   And yes, Jesus, can heal the hurt and restore your heart and mind.


Dear Lord,

I ask you to step into each of these women’s lives, reveal your healing presence.  You saw what happened, you know that it was not their fault, and they did not ask for it.  Lord, let them come to trust you, and put someone in their lives that they can talk to, and share the truth.  You have promised to give us life, and life more abundantly.  I pray that you would restore their hearts, minds, hopes, and dreams as only You can.  Bring them new life Lord,  in Jesus name. 


Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

(Romans 12:10 NKJV)

Happy New Year!

His Unfailing Presence

“Christmas Peace” by Diana Rasmussen

Another year I enter
Its history unknown;
Oh, how my feet would tremble
To tread its paths alone!
But I have heard a whisper,
I know I shall be blest;
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.”

What will the New Year bring me?
I may not, must not know;
Will it be love and rapture,
Or loneliness and woe?
Hush! Hush! I hear His whisper;
I surely shall be blest;
“My presence shall go with thee,
And I will give thee rest.”

–Unknown Author