"OUR DEEPEST IS NOT THAT WE ARE INADEQUATE.
OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS THAT WE ARE POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE. IT IS OUR LIGHT, NOT OUR DARKNESS, THAT MOST FRIGHTENS US.
WE ASK OURSELVES: WHO AM I TO BE BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, TALENTED, FABULOUS? ACTUALLY, WHO ARE YOU NOT TO BE?
YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD. YOUR PLAYING SMALL DOES NOT SERVE THE WORLD.
THERE IS NOTHING ENLIGHTENED ABOUT SHRINKING SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE WON'T FEEL INSECURE AROUND YOU. WE ARE ALL MEANT TO SHINE, AS CHILDREN DO.
WE WERE BORN TO MAKE MANIFEST THE GLORY OF GOD IN US. IT'S NOT JUST SOME OF US. IT'S IN EVERYONE.
AND AS WE LET OUR LIGHT SHINE, WE UNCONSCIOUSLY GIVE OTHER PEOPLE PERMISSION TO DO THE SAME. AS WE ARE LIBERATED FROM OUR OWN FEAR, OUR PRESENCE AUTOMATICALLY LIBERATES OTHERS"
(Marianne Williamson - and quoted by Nelson Mandela 1994 at his inauguration!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
yes I am convicted again. God is good. His word to me in this season is: "PATIENCE. Don't run before the wind is even there, but Kerstin, wait for my wind to carry you and direct your way exactly where you need to go. Do not try it on our own, rely on me",says God my FATHER
So Father, here I am, forgive me for running ahead without looking back, I want to give you total access into my life into all things because I know taht without you I cannot do it, I cannot do it.
YOur will be done...in YOUR time not mine!
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
So this is me and I am still looking for new pictures I have ....but all I have are noraml pics, not digital ones :(
This was in the last summer in Germany, my home country although this country (USA) here, has become so much of a home, too, it is wonderful :)
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
My mailrounds are special to me. In the mornings, I take all the mail I get at the Post office at 7:30am and I walk through all the offices at East Hill to distribute it. I do the same around 2pm again. It is awesome to meet different people from staff here that I do not know that much. I see the Holy Spirit lead and guide me in converstations, it is amazing.
I want to tell you about one special thing from my morning rounds. Whenever, I step out of the children center I always forget what a beautiful view awaits me! I open the huge doors to breathe some fresh air and then, beams of sunlight touch my face. Light fills my whole being and I have to close my eyes for the sun is so bright! Then laughter and joy rises up from deep within me like a bubbling brook and I thank my God for that blessing right there! How can I forget it again until God exposes me so lovingly to it again? I don't know but this morning I decided to tell someone, to testify and share the joy of my heart on my mailrounds in the mornings here in Gresham :)