March 14, 2011

Check In / Next Train to Jump Off / Winners

{My Clever Titles Button apparently broke! Haha!}

We gingerly picked our way through mine fields last week, led by Melissa, Wendy, Mary and Stephanie {twice!} For even more encouragement, please visit my amazing She Seeks friends! Nicki wrote a raw, poignant post that I believe many will find healing in.

So I want to check in. I can't help but wonder, with such a tender topic, did you step on any land mines of ancient memories? Buried deep in the soil of your heart, thought to be defunct? Often, other's war wounds strip the scab off our own. Friend, if you are bleeding, please please call out to the One who heals.

My words are mere paper tigers. No match for the predator of pain inside. ~{Indigo Girls}

But His words. His Word. His ways. They are pure. Peaceable. Peace - Able.

Listen for His voice and wisdom. He may show you a verse that liberates. Or a friend adorned with a garland of freedom... your freedom. Or a counselor proffering wisdom tailored for your circumstances. Or a doctor with a prescription that will help. Or an older woman who bears a beautiful scar that mirrors your still oozing wound. Or a prayer group that circles the wagons 'round you faithfully. Jesus can and does offer healing in infinite ways.

Friend, if you are limping, crawling, paralyzed in your mine field, listen for the steady tread of His feet. Coming to rescue. Heal. Redeem. He's near.

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. ~James 3:17

She wandered aimlessly in the wilderness ... And as she sat there, she began to sob. God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard..." Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. ~Genesis 21

Would you like to catch up on our Jumping off the Train {of Negative Thought} series? Click here! As I've prayed about our next thought, loneliness flirts incessantly. Is this something y'all would like to tackle together?

Shifting gears a bit....I used's generator to select our Winners!!

Michelle is taking home Rachel's It's No Secret and the accompanying Conference Calls to Melissa's Bible Study {Starting March 27... you won't want to miss this one... sign up here!}

Lisa is diving in with Wendy's book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner!!

Terrie Todd is the new mama of Mary's book, Thin Places!

Congratulations gals! Please email me at with your mailing addresses.


Debi said...

I so look forward to spending time with you in the morning and see what you have to say.It's like meeting with friends before the busyness of the day starts for me. As you asked is this something y'all would like to tackle, I know I would. Reading about the pain these ladies have felt draw me closer to them and God during my road of healing from my past.

Kandi said...

My negative train is leaving the station. This series you have been doing has be wonderful, empowering, healing. Thank you for putting yourself out there and doing it.


Follow2Serve {Lorna} said...

I'm still jumping . . . but have been a bit busy to comment. Love the series!

Fields of gold said...

Debi, that is just the sweetest thing! When I have my coffee tomorrow a.m. I will think and pray for you! It's so good to grow and journey together. Blessings to you friend!

Fields of gold said...

Hi Kandi! Thank you so much for jumping with us. I'm grateful to not be doing this alone!! :)

Fields of gold said...

Lorna, thank you! I'm following your series... excellent!!