Saturday, December 14, 2013

Poetic Preaching

Recently, I have been going to a new church in San Diego called C3

 I really enjoy the modern atmosphere, club-like feel of the auditorium and the plethora of Australian accents!

What grabs my heart the most is the experience with God that I get every time I am there. 

I've been to many churches and none have grabbed me so intently and deeply as this. 

I feel like I have the Holy Spirit on tap and I drink til I am full every time I go. 

The pastor says some very thought provoking things and I catch myself taking notes every Sunday! 

When I look back at what I've written, it appears like poetry, which is why I've shared. 

Hope you enjoy!! 


Notes from 12/8/13 

Genesis 22 
Abraham offers his son Isaac to God

In the school of life 
God tests me 
To increase me 
To bless me 
And promote me 

It's not about what I possess 
It's what possesses me 

What I can't give 
I don't own 
It owns me 

What's the meaning of life? 
To give life meaning. 

Give till it hurts! 

Go into the market and create a harvest that will bless the kingdom of God. 

Deuteronomy 8:18 

Money is a wicked master 
But a wonderful servant 


What do you think? 


Monday, November 4, 2013

Be The Light

A lot of life is dictated by our self-made fears and uncanny ability to create the worst possible outcomes in situations, before we allow ourselves to experience them.
A while ago, I began researching fear and found some great content online at the Raptitude blog.
Fear vs Intent
In all things in the world and in life there is polarity.
Opposites. Dark and light, night and day, love and hate, yin and yang.
There are no absolutes and everything is merely a matter of degree.
You cannot hate someone completely without loving them even a tiny bit, whether you acknowledge it consciously or not. It is just a matter of degree.
The manner in which you proceed through life sits in between the poles of fear and intent.
Do you move positively towards the things you want or do you run from the things you dislike?
We all do both but you will tend more often to one side than the other. It may be to a large degree or a small degree.
Insecurity in relationships comes when you are living from fear rather than intent. Instead of the positive decision to have a happy stable relationship you are seeking to avoid an outcome you do not like. It may be the fear that she is cheating, the fear that you are not good enough for her or any other fear. The key is that fear dominates.
Happy successful relationships come about when people are operating with intent. They create the circumstances they want in life rather than avoiding those they do not like.
This is evident in more than just relationships. In fitness it is the difference between trying to avoid becoming fat vs intending to become fit and strong. In your career it is avoiding a boring job vs chasing the job of your dreams. In your finances it is avoiding poverty vs consciously attaining wealth.
It is hard to let go of fear when you have nothing to replace it with. But positive intent is an excellent replacement.
There is a good biblical saying that to light a room you do not need to shovel out the darkness, you just turn on the light. By adopting an intent based mindset you will automatically lose your fear.
I responded by writing a series of haiku poems:
Haiku vs Fear
Him and Them
They try to steal my joy
And I start to bend

But the One
Reminds me to trust
And I lift it all up above

Up To Him
Only Because of Him
Can I really, truly live.

Plan on it
Go write a dream list
And then do it

Before he or they
Make you forget
And dust cakes up on it

Do what you
Always wanted to do
And do it good.

My prayer for you today is that you are able to follow through all things with intent and love, remembering the beauty that you do not always see on the surface of a person's scowling face, but that exists in their heart.
Be the light in your world and do not let fear darken your flame!
Ms. Panda

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sunsets in San Diego, CA

Lately, I've been into capturing sunsets at various San Diego beaches.
Thought I would share some of the ocean breezes and autumn sunsets with you!
Enjoy :)
Halloween Sunset at the end of Law Street in Pacific Beach on October 31, 2013 at 5:56pm.

Sunset at Tourmaline Beach in Pacific Beach on October 30, 2013 at 5:58pm.

Sunset by the pier in Ocean Beach, San Diego on October 18, 2013 at 6:11pm.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Summer Day

"Tell me. What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
-Mary Oliver, poet The Summer Day

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Footprints in the Sand

Found these cool footprints

 and followed them...

Young <3


And Ever...


Live in the Moment.

Love Where He Leads You.

Friday, February 8, 2013

"Song of the Sea"


"Song of the Sea"

If there is sunshine,

I hope you lift your face to it.

If there is wind,

I hope it moves you.

Take deep breaths of salt and sweetness

I hope you know its the truest air.

I hope you live your life

A moment at a time.