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Invitation Tuesday @ Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thanks for joining me for Invitation Tuesday. Grab your coffee and come on in!

I can’t believe November is around the corner, which means so is our next event, Living Outside Your Circumstances. I had no idea I still had so much to learn in this area, but the truth is painfully true. I’m so grateful for His grace that keeps me in this journey and willing to share my mistakes that He turns into victories along the way. What a sovereign God we serve, an incredible Artist who is the only One who can take those painful circumstances filled with gut-wrenching colors and turn them into an awe-inspiring picture that sparkles with revelations that unleash hope and faith.

I have so much to share about how He’s giving me victory in learning to live outside my circumstances, so I hope you can come. Here’s the scoop:

Looking forward to this time of transparency and encouragement,



Invitation Tuesdays-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and to our invitation Tuesday! Grab your coffee and come on in.

As the event gets closer and closer to a reality, I have to wonder, will I really get this lesson down before it’s time to talk about it? Why, oh why, are my circumstances stretching my emotional elasticity beyond my comprehension? Duh, will someone please turn my light on so I can say I’m really home! LOL! How can I share your pain if I don’t walk in your shoes?

And then CPM’s mission statement floats to the forefront of my thoughts: “To lead others to the reality of the necessity of the love and grace of Jesus Christ in the physical, emotional and spiritual journey to their Destination? Joyful! ™ “

It is with that heart that I joyfully invite you to this event . . .

In His grip of grace,


If I could have coffee with God . . . From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and thanks for coming by. Today is a great day to start this series, so grab your coffee and if you have a journal, bring it. You may just get a thought or come up with something that you are thankful for, or even a question you’d like to ask God if you were to have coffee with Him. 🙂

I first started thinking about this series several months ago when two people that are very near to my heart began to get sucked into their addictions again. I was overcome with so many different emotions and I began to put them down on paper. Now that the time has come to actually blog this series, I’ve gotten a little check in my spirit about how I am to begin it. I realized if I were to really have coffee with Him first thing in the morning, I don’t think my time with Him would begin well unless I began with things I would thank Him for, so that’s how I’d like to start this series with you.

Imagine it’s first thing in the morning, and you’ve gotten yourself a cup of coffee. Now go to your favorite quiet place and get settled, and you will find Him there waiting. I’m so excited to get there that I keep spilling my coffee. 🙂

What am I gonna say? This makes me think of that song, “I can only imagine.” There’s really no need to be nervous because He knows me better than I know myself. He knows everything that runs through this mind of mine, whether the thoughts are just like a little pitter patter of a toddler running to his mommy or they’re racing like a team of wild running horses. He knows all about my hurts, whether I’ve shared them with Him or not. He also knows all of my dreams and desires, and whether I’ve surrendered them or not.

So why have coffee with Him? Part of me is wondering and I bet you are, too. Well, it’s because He longs to have that time with you and me. So let’s get comfy and be still and think about some of the things we can thank Him for in our first coffee hour with God.

Oh, Abba, I thank you so much for speaking in a voice that could not be confused with any other all those years ago in the midst of one of the most painful times of my life when it literally hurt to breathe and I truly just wanted to die.

It was the morning after my ex left and I as soon as my eyes focused on the morning, they filled up with tears and then I heard these words that I will never forget, words that I had never heard before. And after you spoke them the first time and I looked to my left and to my right to see who was there, and then I realized You were trying to comfort me and I looked up towards the heavens. I told you I didn’t want to hear from You; that I thought You had let me down because you allowed him to leave and take my heart with him, You, Father, spoke the words again, even more gently than the first time, and what amazes me is how true they’ve continued to be in my life.

Back then, I was fairly new to reading your Word, and I had a Women’s Devotional NIV Bible. I think that’s so amazing how you use all the translations, Father. Anyway, I can still quote your words of comfort from Isaiah 53, Verse 4(a): “Surely He carries all of your pain; He dries all of your tears.”

That was the beginning of our beginning, Father, and I just want to thank You for never giving up on me, even when I want to give up on myself. There are so many things to thank you for, but I really have to begin there.

So go ahead, think about one thing that you are truly thankful for, and then invite Him into your coffee hour and tell Him.