Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly Excerpt # 18 "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter--When Challenges Dim Our View"

41. Homeowner

God’s Holy Spirit within me transformed a spirit that was void of life into a true home. I want to provide a place for him to rest. He wants me to be at rest.

He brings the seeds for our garden that will grow his fruit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5: 22-23a).



With his help, I can be vigilant to notice anything that will disturb our sacred soil. Thieves are ever ready to break in and rip out the seeds that have taken root and are growing. These weeds of sin, doubt, fear, and self-pity are only a few potential home-wreckers. They need to be thwarted so that the garden thrives. 

Blooms appear. 

Bouquets from our home can then be shared with others.



Lynn L. Severance. “Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View”.  Redemption Press. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Weekly Excerpt #17 "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter--When Challenges Dim Our View

4. Putting the “New” in New

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 
(Isaiah 43: 19)


God sees all of my days from their beginning until their ending. His bringing each day to me is what is new. Sometimes there are joys. Other times obstacles emerge. He flows with his grace and with me, either through them or around them. He is with me. I am not to be waiting for him to arrive. Obstacles are an opportunity for his strength to be manifested. His faithfulness is foremost in my thoughts if I stop and remember He has been with me in the past, continues to dwell with me in the present, and He will lead me into tomorrow.



Lynn L. Severance. Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View. 4. Putting the "New" in New"   Redemption Press. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Finally - a Recording from the Book Launch Event on February 12, 2017

It has taken my publisher 4 and a half months to get this recording of my book launch event off her iPad and onto YouTube. Not all of the podium time got recorded as the iPad shut down. The two opening segments are here and are so memorable. 


I am grateful they are what got recorded.

She then went to an iPhone and recorded the raffle segment with my nephew, Ryder, helping me. 

When your bring up Part 1, Part 2 is alongside it. 


Enjoy!

February 12, 2017
College Club, Seattle Washington

Seeking the Light of God's Comforter,
When Challenges Dim Our View


Lynn with her publisher, Athena Dean Holtz


Lynn with friend and host, Bill Brady


Lynn with friend, Graham Kerr


Friends extending praying hearts and hands


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weekly Excerpt #16 "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter---When Challenges Dim Our View"

10.   Shadows

The challenges that life brings long for restoration. When I step outside God’s zone of comfort, I falter. I am reminded of how much the security of his shelter provides. I need but take one step back to where He will envelop me. Faith. Shadows. Both are gifts from God. Both are places where He dwells and invites me to enter in and share the security of a safe space with him.



Lynn L. Severance. "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View". Redemption Press. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Weekly Excerpt #15 "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter---When Challenges Dim Our View"

2. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.” (Isaiah 60: 1)



Light can bring joy. Joy can bring a lightness. It says my light has come. The challenges feel heavy. My focus needs redirection. 
God’s presence is within me. It is the glory of the Lord that rises upon me each new day. Whatever I can or cannot accomplish, the Lord’s glory is still upon me. He will help me manage how I feel. I matter that much to him. He is the quiet in the day’s beginnings. I can arise and shine with him and for him.


Lynn L. Severance. Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View. Redemption Press. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekly Excerpt #14 "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter--When Challenges Dim Our View

43.   Taking a Stand


How do I stand my ground where God has asked me to live? Scripture reminds me that his peace transcends understanding. When I am in pieces and feeling no peace, it does not mean He has withdrawn his peace. When I have wavering doubts, his truth is bigger. He says his shield of faith is present to help me fight the battles.


Lord, standing with you will not mean I am always sure-footed. Standing with you means you are standing with me, holding me steady. And for that I am most assuredly grateful. Amen


Lynn L. Severance. Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View . Redemption Press. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Weekly Excerpt #13 "Seeking the Light of God's Comforter--When Challenges Dim Our View"

52.  Our Caring Shepherd

He is closer than close, embracing each of us. He understands the deepest woundings. He woos us, aware of our need to be nearer to him. We can heal through the receptive touch of the help only He can give.



Watercolor/Mixed Media image of the Shepherd by Mary Peterson


Lynn L. Severance. Seeking the Light of God's Comforter When Challenges Dim Our View  Redemption Press.