Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I see the light

well, hello!  what a busy last few weeks I have had.  My daughter turned 3 today!  I just can't believe it.  She brings me so much joy.  I think I recently realized why God gave me a girl.  I had a vision the other day of her and I, hand in hand, being a team for the Lord.  I can see her and I bringing wholeness to little girls and their mommies.  I can see her witnessing to her little friends at sleepovers and the moms and I hanging out learning more and more about Jesus!  It starts when they are young.  Learning their worth, that is...  I pray that Taytum and I can leave a legacy together of freedom and wholeness in Christ!  I know I'm getting a little deep and sentimental, but it really was a vision that came straight from the Lord.  I pray that she will be as bold as a lion and gentle as a dove.
In case you were wondering, we are rapidly approaching $3000 with the fund raising!!!  PRAISE THE LORD!!!!   I am just amazed at what He is doing.   I have 4 1/2 weeks left!  Oh my word.  As of now, my sister and her husband are coming, Ked and Michelle Frank, a woman that will be staying at the refuge when it opens, and possible a few other friends that live in DC.  It will be neat to have a cheering squad there.  I am getting really excited!  My runs are going well and I am feeling really well!  I love you all and thank you for your ongoing prayers for the refuge and for my training!  Taryn

Thursday, September 10, 2009

No sweeter name

Hey everyone!  well, I have about 6 weeks left.  I CANNOT believe it.  the training is going very fast.  Although, the next month and a half will be tough.  I could definitely use your prayers for supernatural strength.
 I was thinking about the meaning of names this week (thanks to one of my friends...) and it's kind of neat to look up what people's names mean along with your own.  My name means strong tower!  ha ha. too cool.  Anyway, I was reflecting on the sermon from a few weeks ago and Jon was describing the fatti tattoo that will be across Jesus' thigh... KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.  That's my kind of a name.  Would I be so bold to tattoo Jesus' name on me?  I guess it's kind of the same thing if I profess with my mouth that I am a Christ follower.  I might just as well have Jesus tattooed across my forehead.  It got me to thinking about what names I have made famous...  Let's start with my own...  I mean, how many of us try to promote ourselves into certain postions?  Or try to make ourselves seem better that we really are?  Or how about how much we talk about a sports figure or a movie star or Oprah, for goodness sakes!!!
In reality, we should really only be spending our time making Jesus famous.  Don't we find ourselves talking about the things we love?  Well, I'm madly in love with Him, so I'm just going to talk about Him as much as I possibly can.  I mean, if you talk about Him and I talk about Him, sooner or later people are gonna wanna know who HE IS!  Couple that with some intense, authentic love and BOOM... He's been made famous!  So, when you are sad... talk about Him.  When you are happy... talk about Him. When you are angry... talk about Him.  Excited, Him. frustrated, Him.  He makes all things better.
There is no sweeter name than the name of Jesus.  He is the light  to our hearts and our souls, He is the light to the darkness that surrounds us, He is the hope to the hopeless and broken, He is the only truth and only way.  Have a great night!  love you all