Owlegories Review and Giveaway

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Owlegories is such a wonderful interactive tool!
I agreed to review the company’s DVDs and apps in light of having something that’s Biblically based to share with my grandchildren!

“Owlegories is an animated series that teaches kids about God through the amazing things found in nature and revealed in God’s Word.” – Owlegories

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I was delighted to watch each episode of Volumes 1&2 that I received! The quality is fantastic and the voices of each character are very appealing!

After watching the DVDs I downloaded the two apps (for Android and iOS).
One of the apps, Owlegories TV, a great “on the go” tool to watch some of the episodes on your devices.
The other app, Owlegories: God & The Sun, is very interactive and chock full of Scripture to memorize!

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I highly recommend Owlegories! I encourage you to visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Owlegories/ , and see what’s available and to ask them any questions that you may have!

There’s a chance for you to win a DVD copy of Vol. 1 of Owlegories! 

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Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Happy winning!

If you’d like to go ahead and order, or if you didn’t make it in time for the Giveaway, I’ve been given a 25% DISCOUNT CODE for use anywhere in the Owlegories store for my readers!!

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Go to http://shop.owlegories.com and use discount code: KELA25 during the checkout process.

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

My Mind Is Stayed

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- My Mind Is Set

I’m writing from the place that I’m hearing from God in my own life.
I am a pretty emotionally stable woman.
It’s a dogged stance that I decided to take years ago;
to be predictable, to not rely on my feelings to tell me the truth,
to deny the enemy access into my thoughts.

Do you know what the common threads of having a stable mind are?
Trusting God, and the peace of God!

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever,
for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.
Isaiah 26:3-4

There have certainly been some scripts that I’ve been tempted to play the role in.
Lies from my own self-doubt, my own perception, and from tradition could take me down in an instant,
BUT!! (see how powerful those 3 letters are?!!!) I have the Word of God as my defense!

I have the word of God as my defense
That’s when I say, “Okay Lord. You know what’s going on here, and I REFUSE to dwell on what is wrong!
You are my strength. YOU are now in my thoughts!(Psalm 119:15). I take the negativity, the thing that’s threatening my emotional stability, hostage (2 Cor. 10:5). It can not take root when I put my eyes (spiritual and physical) back on Scripture; THAT Script that is perfectly written to save and secure my life!”

How do you actively have your mind “stayed” on God when wrong/false emotions threaten your stability?
What scripts in your life need to be crossed out; obliterated by the blood of Jesus?

Make the decision today to let the Holy Spirit guide you in re-writing your thought life.
Surround yourself with people that speak life! That has made such a huge difference in my life!
Protect your spirit. Be mindful of who is in your inner-circle. They have more influence than you may think.
It’s a process, and it takes a daily reset (Romans 12:2), but with God, it is possible, my friend!

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

l’m Trying to Hold On, But You Won’t Let Go

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I was standing at the kitchen sink tending to a messy dish.
My husband walked up behind me and attempted to turn me toward him so that he could love on me.
I didn’t want to get the mess on him or myself, so


I immediately said, “Hold on.”
His reply was, “I’m trying to, but you won’t let go.”

My husband didn’t mind the mess. It can be cleaned off.
He wanted my attention and affection.

Think with me for a moment;
that may be how
our Father feels when He wants to loves on us and we say “hold on”!

He’s daily desiring us to turn our attention toward Him; to dole His affection on us.
He daily desires to receive our attention.
But oh how many times I’ve said, “HOLD ON” to God while pursuing the messy or less important thing; the thing that’s taken priority over Him. Sometimes its “honorable” things (but anything that’s placed above our affection and attention toward God really isn’t honorable).

God is wanting to hold on…but we won’t let go!

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See what great love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
1 John 3:1

What is it that you need to stop holding on to today that’s hindering you from letting go long enough for God to love on you?

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

Moms of Young Children, I Prayed for You. But There’s More!

Pursuing What Is Excellent moms I prayed for you but there's moreI recently posted on my personal Facebook page that I was praying for moms with young children, because I remember how hard those times were.

But there’s so much more than just surviving motherhood with young ones.
We can actually thrive; at least after baby begins to sleep through the night!

In the middle of the blah is a great time to invite the presence of God in through worship.
Worship lifts the spirit, puts an attitude of gratefulness in our hearts, and can re-energize. Click To Tweet

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Oh come, Let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the LORD is the great God,
and the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
the heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
and His hands formed the dry land.
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
For He is out God, and we are the people of His pasture,
and the sheep of His hand.
Psalm 95:1-7

Let the word of God permeate. It’s sweeter than honey!
”How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103

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I can envision the taste and texture of my favorite treat.
I savor every bite and make it linger for as long as I can.
It may be a little while before I can experience it again, so I tuck a small piece into my hiding place.
Its those things that heighten and bring pleasure to our senses.
That’s what worship does when we worship God in Spirit and in truth! (John 4:23-24)

I remember when my oldest two were very young, we had a stereo system with tall speakers, tape deck, and 5-disc CD player (that was a big thing in the mid-90s).
I practiced singing daily! That practice turned to worship.
One of my girls would come an sit in my lap and the other took a place beside me and they listened as momma played tape after tape.
They picked it up and started singing in unrecognizable words, but I’m sure to them, they sounded just like momma.

Our babies see and do what we do.
Let our joy be contagious!

In the late night hours, when you shuffle to their cribs, and wish that it could be someone else on duty, its so tempting to grumble. I know that I’ve done my fair share.
But there’s something that happens when we choose silence (that’s usually a cry of the heart) or a simple hum.
The sweet presence of the Holy Spirit has visited us in those hours.

Praise God, not every day is a “trying” day!
We can rejoice in the happy!

I want to share a song that has recently captured my attention.
Spirit Move is a song of expectancy; expecting the Holy Spirit to move on us as only He can do!

 

Enjoy it as you worship today.
Kiss those babies and remind them of how absolutely precious they are in your site!

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

It Shows On Your Face

 

pursuing what is excellent it shows on your face fbBeing a part of my church’s worship team gives me a different vantage point of worship and leading worship.

One of our worship leaders asked us to inform our faces of the object of our worship and affection.
Not for notice or a show, but out of adoration of our God.

When I think of my relationship with my husband, I think of how I smile when I think of him throughout the day.
When I tell him that I love him, its never with gritted teeth or a blank look.
I tell you why.
Its because my heart is happy!
When my heart is happy, I can’t help but to smile!

That’s how God wants us to be in our adoration and overflowing love for Him.
Yes, He knows our hearts. Yes, He accepts the gifts from our hearts, but I think there’s more to it when we pass it on.
 Smiles and expressions are contagious. Do others want what you have? Click To Tweet
The message behind the smile is something that people want to know more about!
How will someone know that you have something to offer if they don’t see it bubbling up from the inside OUT?

Explore that next time you think about the goodness of God when you worship Him.

Living to worship Him,
Kela