Sunday, December 20, 2009

Very funny, Lord!

I had a dream the other week that I thought was quite funny. In my dream someone was showing me an old-fashioned mercury thermometer surrounded by wood. On the bottom of the thermometer was the word hell and on the top of the thermometer was the word heaven. There was a line on the thermometer. The line was not static but kept dipping and rising. I immediately knew that the line stood for my spiritual life and where I was at in my walk with God. Let me put it this way:
My feet were were not on fire but neither was my head in the clouds. I seem to be fluctuating in and out of worldliness, at least this was my impression. God's sense of humor delights me and I got a good laugh out of this dream. I think I have my work cut out for me, though :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An interesting link on the charism of prophesy

Here is an interesting link about Janet Klasson and the gift of prophesy : and here is the link to her personal blog : which is also listed in my sidebar at The Beautiful Gate if you have any trouble with the link.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A prayer to the Holy Spirit

I love this prayer!

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The most welcome Guest

O Holy Spirit, sweet guest of my soul, may I always follow thy inspirations! Amen!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A God of Mercy

Choose Life.

Where are your children?
A treasury of graces I have poured upon you, but you have turned your back on the Author of Life and in your pride your once great country lies in ruins.
Fallen! Fallen! Is Babylon the great!
Your streets run red with the blood of the innocent.
Blood on your hands!
A leader of the nations I appointed you.
No more! Enough I say!
A bowl of wrath I pour upon you.
You have been weighed and found wanting.

Thank you, Lord, for giving me the courage to print this word.
Utterly Thine, O Lord.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Depart, depart, come forth from there,
  touch nothing unclean!
Out from there! Purify yourselves,
  you who carry the vessels of the Lord.     Is. 52:11

We can follow the world or we can follow Him. You can't have it both ways. Those who think that they can are in for a shock. Yes, we are all sinners...but there is a world of difference between sinners who turn toward his mercy and sinners who turn away from it. Jesus wants to save us all, He died on the cross for every single one of us. He will never turn away from anyone who sincerely asks for His mercy. But many don't believe they need His mercy and others believe they are good enough already. We ALL need grace and healing and this comes from The Divine Physician. He purifies us and this can hurt, but the pain is only temporary - Heaven is forever.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Wanton, lewd, lascivious satyr
Lies enchained by his master
Disrespect for others is his curse
For lust is love in reverse

Always hungry, never replete
Preys on souls with deceit
The more attempts to fill this hunger
The stronger the hold he lies under

Caught up in his misery
Lust sceams out his agony
" The cure for this is too hard for me
  For the cure for this is purity!"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


He slithers around
Eyes of green
A writhing wraith
Petty and mean

With his lot is discontent
Tearing down is his bent

Of empathy, he is devoid
The fall of others gives him joy:
"Look at him, can't you see?
He's dumb, fat and cowardly.
The gifts he has should be for me
I deserve these more than he!"

Monday, September 14, 2009


Pride stands tall
His shoulders wide
Carries his ego
Clutched to his side
Yet the merest slight
Will pierce his hide

Head thrown back
He howls in pain
"What gall! I'm king!
 Are you all insane?!!"

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Cold, hard eyes
Mouth drawn thin
Shakes his fist
At the slightest whim
Filled with rage
His heart too small
Chokes on ire
"What's wrong with you all!"

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Long of face, his spirit weak
His brother's name is Apathy
Sullenly lifts his weary eyes
Slowly emits disheartened sighs:

" This is all too much for me
  too much effort it takes to speak
  The truth is hard to find you see,
  just leave me be...leave me be."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Gluttony doesn't always involve food, but overeating is a good example of it:

Round of face
Wide of seat
He bellows out
"Let's eat! Let's eat!
And when he's done
Rolls on the floor
" Tis not enough
please bring me more"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


The face of greed is all too common in our society:

Beady-eyed and hard to miss
Also known as avarice
Hoards his stash
And shivers with glee
"There's none for you
Tis all for me!"

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hedged in

Before my conversion, the Lord hedged me in. Any path that I took that did not lead to Him was filled with roots, brambles and thorns. I stumbled and fell headfirst into them most of the time. The roots were the seven deadly sins. The brambles and thorns were the rotten fruit these bore.

These are the seven capital sins:
  1. Pride
  2. Greed
  3. Gluttony
  4. Lust
  5. Sloth
  6. Envy
  7. Anger
The world is filled with these. Many don't even consider them sins any more. I will be writing more about them in a later post.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Prodigal Daughter

The first couple months after the return of the prodigal daughter [that would be me :) ] were very hard. I was frightened and unsure of what the Lord expected of me. I knew He had a plan for me but I didn't know what it was. I was afraid He would ask something huge of me that I would be unable to deliver. I realize now how silly that was. No one expects a newborn to get up and walk, and The Father certainly didn't expect this of me. Rather, He carried me. I attended a Life in the Spirit Seminar and the Lord had a " word " for me: "My strength is made perfect in weakness."
I remember feeling so relieved by this word. The truth of it rang through me.

Utterly Thine, O Lord

Monday, August 17, 2009

One word:


Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Your old men shall dream dreams"

Well, I am not an old man but I certainly dream dreams. I call them Holy Spirit dreams and the Lord gave me this gift shortly after my conversion. These dreams are so powerful that I could not ignore them even if I tried. And I have tried [sorry, Lord.] There are times when I've tried to forget them and just go back to sleep but this doesn't work. One night He gave me the same dream 3 times [and woke me up after each one] until I said " O.K., Lord I will give this person the message." He has even spelled out letters in my head after waking up if I didn't understand something in the dream. I will be writing about some of these dreams on this blog as I believe they are pertinent to the times we live in.

He has also given me what I call "words" from him. One of the reasons I called this blog Out of Babylon is because of a word I have received from Him. He is calling his people out of Babylon [the world, worldliness.] I will write more on this word in my next post.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The promise of the Spirit

" It will come to pass in the last days,"
God says,

"that I will pour out a portion of my spirit

upon all flesh.

Your son's and your daughters

shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

your old men shall dream dreams."

Acts, 2:17

This blog is about the Holy Spirit and the work he does in and through us. Jesus promised that he would not leave us orphans and through him we are adopted and brought into the family of God. Gal. 3:6 says,

As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" What an amazing gift this is! I have a blog called "Abba's way", here is a link for those who want to check it out .