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Possessing My Possession

I just have to share this rich and honest post full of wisdom given in way that inspires me to grow up and be all that god intended for me to be. This writer speaks from the heart and experience in the way that leaves no room for denial or victim mentality. A must read for anyone struggling to possess the promise land!!!

Lessons by Heart

When God sets us free from bondage, there are some things we need to know:

There is a Promised Land for us

– which does not refer to heaven (because…)

There are giants in the land!

(And there are no giants for us to fight in heaven!)

There is work for us to do.

God will not do for us those things which we are capable of doing ourselves.

After all, what good parent continues to tie their child’s shoes or dress him or her when the kid is in high school? Good parenting has mature, functioning adults as its goal.

Taking possession is not simply a matter of stepping onto property, but requires winning victories – one “city” at a time.

God may take down the walls of a stronghold, but our part is to destroy the residents within.

This will take effort; it will take courage; it will…

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The Face Behind The Name

Linda - The Face Behind the name Prodigal Chick

Linda – The Face Behind the name
Prodigal Chick

We are all Prodigal Sons & Daughters at some point or another, running around in darkness with our eyes hidden from the truth, dazed, confused, and hurting. 

I have had my fair share of desert experiences and prodigal seasons in my life time.  I felt the Prodigal Chick Avatar was fitting for symbol and meaning.

I married my highschool sweetheart – AJ.  When we met we immediately knew we were meant to be…..   We have now been married 32 years and have been together for 36 years.  We are miraculously blessed and very thankful and proud of our daughter Kristi and our son Kyle.  We are triple blessed by our grand-daughter, Emma.  I love the Lord and have given Him my life to do what He Will – which may sound super sweet but it is a tough gig to follow.  I love my husband, family and friends. I would rather give than receive.  My happiest and most joyous times are in praying, serving and reaching out.  My life is blessed to be a blessing.  I write to share, encourage, and make laugh.  I am passionate about what I believe in – Jesus, love, justice and doing what God leads me to do.  I love meaningful music, especially songs that tug at the heart-strings.  These days I especially like country because a good bit of the country artist are singing about Jesus and turning hearts to Him.  “This is me in a “nutshell!”

This is not my Bible but this is what my Bible looks like except mine has a hundred or a thousand sticky tabs on the top and sides, I just haven’t got around to taking a picture…….

This looks just like my Bible

This looks just like my Bible

Me & My Husband

Me & My Husband

My Daughter Kristi

My Daughter Kristi

My Grand - Daughter, Emma

My Grand – Daughter, Emma

My Son Kyle

My Son Kyle

Father & Son, The Two Awesome Men In My Life

Father & Son, The Two Awesome Men In My Life

So, this is the real prodigal chick, her chick-lets and hubby.  “The Lord Blesses and He adds no sorrow to it!”

Not My Photo - Photo Credit Goes To My children mean everything to me Community

To My Babies, Kristi, Kyle and Emma

This is not my photo. Credit goes to my-last-breath-from-my-children-mean-everything-to-me-photos community page

Galations 2

I thank the Lord for the messages that this deciple delivers from the throne room of God. What a Blessing of The Lord!!


Kilen's Spot


I’m not going to say too much this morning.  At New Day Lloyd Rindels opened quoting Galations 2:18-20 out of  The Mirror Translation.

18 Only a con artist will try to be a law-man and a grace-man at the same time!

19 My co-crucifixion with Christ is valid! I am not making this up.  In his death I died to the old system of trying to please God with my own good behavior!  God made me alive together with Christ.  How can any human effort improve on this!

20 The terms, co-crucified and co-alive defines me now.  Christ in me and I in him! His sacrificial love is evidence of his persuasion of my righteousness!

If you have read any of my blog in the past this is probably the common thread,  your identity is in him! He defines you not your actions or abilities. If I could do anything…

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Trust in God – Inspirational Bible Verses – Proverbs 3:5

via Trust in God – Inspirational Bible Verses – Proverbs 3:5.

BY DARRELLCRESWELL ON APRIL 4, 2013 • ( 22 )Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . .“Lean on” is used here in the sense of relying upon or trusting someone or something for help or protection. The object of our secure trust should only be in the Lord, the most reliable object of confidence!When we lean on something in life we usually do it as a means of support. We lean on a cane to help us walk, or we lean against a wall for support. We trust that when we lean upon something that it will support us. If the cane we are using were to break, or the wall we were leaning on were to give way, we would fall and possibly be injured. In the same way in life as we face the struggles and hardships of life we many times lean on people in our lives to help sustain us and hold us up. We lean on friends, spouses, and loved ones when we find ourselves weak and in need. We lean on them to encourage us as we seek out their love and protection. If we were to use a small thin piece of wood when we needed a cane it would not bear our weight and we would fall. It is the same with our own understanding and wisdom compared to that of our Lord. Our own thoughts and understanding are unreliable as they will fail us in dire straits as many times we are overcome and overwhelmed by circumstances we find ourselves in.We are not to turn to or rely on any man or woman, their social standing, their wealth, or even their wisdom. We are to rely on God as our source. It is in our nature to many times look inward and try to figure things out ourselves. But as instructed here in this verse we are not to rely on ourselves; the feelings of our heart, or the thoughts of our mind. There is no righteousness found in us save Christ Jesus in whom we should trust. There are no practices of religion, or duties that we can perform or exercises of faith, no matter how well we may perform them in which we can trust. When it comes to trusting, it is on in Him we can trust, and it is only on Him on which we can lean. It is Jesus Christ our Lord, our foundation of grace that should be the object of all our trust as we lean upon His everlasting arms.It is from God from whom all blessings flow, it is from Him that we receive the grace, the courage and the wisdom to stand against the wiles of adversity we face in life. It is upon His eternal supply that we must rely; it is He that will fill us with joy and divine happiness in the midst of our trials and tribulations. All we need to sustain us, to hold us up, and to keep us from falling is His eternal supply of grace which will bring about in us eternal happiness through Christ Jesus our Lord. We should be eternally grateful and thankful for all that He has provided, promised, and freely gives to all that will lean on Him and not unto our own understanding.We should trust in Him in all times…We should trust in God in times of sickness; in times of sorrow; and in times of heartache. We should trust in God when we are down, when we are lonely, sad, broken, confused, desperate, and in the darkest of all hours. There is a reason that He instructs us here in Proverbs to let Him be our source. All wisdom, all power, all strength, and all that we will ever need to overcome are found in Him and Him alone. His love gives us the grace of the Lord

Jesus Christ, and it is by that mercy He bestowed upon us as unworthy recipients that moves Him to always be there a rock that shall not be moved to always act on our behalf for our good.All of our trust should be in Christ Jesus as we accept the blood of His sacrifice for us as it is by His blood we are justified. He is our portion no matter the need; He is our supply. He commands us to look to Him as our protector and provider and to trust in Him and Him alone for our salvation and gift of eternal life. That which He began in us by Christ Jesus, as we lean upon Him He will carry it on and finish the working of that grace written upon our hearts by The Lamb of God; He will carry on and finish that work in our lives. We can be assured with all confidence that it will be completed.We should never lean unto our own understanding; or trust in our own thoughts or what our own mind directs us to do, we should trust in the Lord. We should seek the direction and wisdom of that of our Redeemer, lest we find ourselves disenchanted, disappointed, disillusioned and defeated. And when we find success in life and all the skies above us are blue, we should ascribe it not to our own intelligence and wisdom, but to the grace and goodness of God.

via Trust in God – Inspirational Bible Verses – Proverbs 3:5.


Love You Like Jesus

“I love you deeply, unconditionally, forever and beyond.”

–Gina CianfaraniProdigal Chick

To love deeply, unconditionally, forever and beyond is to love like Jesus does.  My prayer is that I am so saturated in the love of Jesus, that I love you like Jesus does!!  When I look at you, all my eyes can see is magnificent beauty, completely spotless with no stain or wrinkle.  My eyes can’t see an offense or one crooked bend.  When you are down on yourself and have a brokenness in your heart, I have nothing but love for you.  When you fall short and fall back, I will just love you like Jesus does!  Oh, how I long for the day when I look on you, looking through the eyes of love, my first love Jesus Christ!

Women love your men and Men love your women, like Jesus does!  Moms, Dads, Sisters, Brothers, Friends, Neighbors and every living, breathing soul, love each other like Jesus does!  Love never fails, saints or sinners……

Sing it Eric Church   “Like Jesus Does”   http://youtu.be/RGF6c0tjAgI

I’m a long gone Waylon song on vinyl.
I’m a back row sinner at a tent revival.
She believes in me like she believes her Bible.
She loves me like Jesus does.

I’m a left foot leaning on a souped up Chevy.
I’m a good ole boy drinkin’ whiskey and rye on the levee.
But she carries me when my sins make me heavy.
She loves me like Jesus does.

All the crazy in my dreams,
Both my broken wings,
Every single piece of everything I am.
She knows the man I ain’t,
She forgives me when I can’t.
That devil, man, he don’t stand a chance.
She loves me like Jesus does.

I always thought she’d give up on me oneday.
Wash her hands of me leave me staring down some runway.
But I thank God each night and twice on Sunday
That she loves me like Jesus does.

All the crazy in my dreams,
Both my broken wings,
Every single piece of who I am.
She knows the man I ain’t,
She forgives me when I can’t.
That devil man, he don’t have a prayer.
She loves me like Jesus does.

Yeah she knows the man I ain’t.
She forgives me when I can’t.
That devil, man, he don’t stand a chance.
Cause she loves me like Jesus does.

I’m a long gone Waylon song on vinyl.

Until next time, This prodigal chick love’s you like Jesus does!