The Resurrected King Is Resurrecting Me 

The grave could not hold Him.

 He is Risen! 

He Is Risen Indeed! 

Now in Christ we too have that same resurrection power living in us. 

Enjoy this great song by Elevation Worship called Resurrecting.  

Listen to the Bridge about half way through for these amazing lyrics:

By Your spirit I will rise

From the ashes of defeat

The resurrected king

Is resurrecting me

In Your name I come alive

To declare your victory

The resurrected king

Is resurrecting me

Happy Easter! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Sunday’s Coming 


“It’s Saturday!  

But Sunday’s a-comin’!  

It’s Saturday, but don’t let that get you down. Remember, Sunday’s a-comin’!  

It’s Saturday and Jesus has gone to the cross, but never-you-mind.  

That’s not the whole story.  

Sunday’s a-comin’!”

  “Alleluia!”  

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          ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

My Morning Walk On The Board Walk 

Good Morning!! 

I find myself walking this morning on the board walk in Mission Beach, San Diego. It’s beautiful walking next to the rolling waves of the ocean. Even the sounds of the waves put you in a peaceful state of mind. People are taking the time to stop and listen. I can’t help but notice on my walk this morning all the homeless, helpless and hurting people who have found their way to the board walk. 

Some have found solace in elements of nature. 
I see several people sitting on benches with eyes closed facing the ocean mediating and stopping for a moment to collect the start of their day. There are various yoga groups on the grassy patches of the cliff overlooking the ocean. They too are looking for a way to release all their worries and stretch out their cares they have picked up along the way.  

There are many homeless people waking up, gathering their treasures and moving along the walkway. Many surfers are out early to catch the best waves and ride them into the shores. The tourists like me can be found bundled up with their jackets and holding on to their warm cups of hot coffee. 

What draws people to the ocean?

That’s my thought this morning? 
I’m asking God these questions this morning as I stroll past all the sights and sounds of a busy board walk.

That’s when my answer comes through my last song on my playlist that I’m listening to in my earbuds. 

Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

That’s it!! Us 

We don’t really know that we have a good good God who loves us like a good good Father. 

It’s quite possible we believe that because of all the bad examples of religions that don’t show or extend the Good News of God’s love to us. 

Bad news was delivered to us with many lies and no hope for our future. We choose to believe the lies and not the truth. 
Turn or Burn

God is an angry God who is absent during times of need. 

Judgement is coming 
Tragedies happen in life and we don’t have answers to our hard questions.

 
Maybe we committed sins we don’t feel are redeemable. We place ourselves in a category of unworthiness that is not deserving of receiving God’s love? There are many reasons we believe that God is not good, doesn’t exist or has no interest in us.  

But as I’m walking, I’m thinking,,,

What if somehow each of us were given a glimpse into the value that God places on each and everyone of us? 

We were able for just a brief moment to fully understood that we are loved by a God who created us with the sole desire to live life along side of us.

What if we were not just told about this Good News by someone but we actually experienced it ourselves?
It became so real that no one could take that encounter away from us. 

Why are we drawn to the ocean?

God draws us in with his majestic nature and divine creation. We long to be somewhere supernatural don’t we? Mythology becomes important to sailors. It explains the seas, history and future happenings that navigate a sailor’s course at sea.   

Are we not born asking all the questions of why are we here and what is our purpose? 

When we surround ourselves with oceans, mountains and beautiful scenes of His creation,

It calls out to us. 
We think it is nature calling us to the ocean, but it is really God, our good good Father. 

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1

Walk on, 

Kelley Allison 

http://www.bowlofsplendor.com

A Vision Of Healing 

In the past, God has spoken to me in dreams and visions. I used to write a dream journal, and it was very useful, but had let it lapse. Then several people challenged me to keep doing it as it is important and it is what God is saying to you. So, once again, I kept a pad and pen by my bedside as I have to write it down as soon as I awaken – or the dream will vanish.

What I am going to tell you is an account of God’s provision, It is God’s story.

On Thursday night, March 2, I had a dream with a vision and words.

First I saw a leg…it was very defined…a leg with a foot and toes. Around the leg was wrapped a large serpent. I (Kathy ) was in the dream and I spoke in another language and the serpent unwrapped and fled and everyone was happy.
This was written down but I did not have the interpretation.

On Sunday March 5, I entered the hospital after going to the Emergency Room, unable to put any weight on my left leg due to swelling and pain.

I was diagnosed with Cellulitis and placed in a room.
On Monday morning, an orthopedic doctor evaluated it, and said he would drain the area around my knee and run a culture of it. If it had spread to my artificial knee joint, he was going to have to immediately take out my knee. He said it would have to be completely cleaned out and healed before they would place another new total knee in there…but they probably might place a spacer in it for the interim.

I called John and told him, and we both said at the same time…BUT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE GOD IS GOING TO PREVENT IT.

Then I remembered my dream of 4 nights before of the serpent wrapped around a leg. Now I knew it was MY leg in the vision. 

At that time, God said to me “You have to take action to what I said to you.”

In Ephesians 6: 10-18 – and we all know those verses on how to stand against the enemy. The end verses say “and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” And again, in I Corinthians 14:15 it says “I will pray with my spirit and I will also pray with my understanding.”

And so I began rebuking the serpent in Jesus name – both in English and in my other language..my prayer language. In English I prayed “God – it says in John 10 the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus comes to bring Life and that more abundantly…so I accept Life and healing.”

This kept on all day and night Monday.
I was so sure of my dream and what God told me.

When the doctor withdrew the syringe from my knee, he took out about 10 ounces of yellow thick fluid…that looked like pus.

In the natural, it surely looked like I was going into surgery immediately.

We both kept saying…NO – there will be no surgery.

We evaluated the vision/dream.

There was a prophecy – a foretelling of a future event.

There was a work of wisdom – a telling of a situation

And – a word of knowledge – instructions from God of what I must do.

Every day, dr would come in and say “so far so good – the culture has not grown anything.”

From Sunday – Friday I stayed there in the hospital waiting, with I.V. Antibiotics.

Now we had a name for it – cellulitis.  
And, on Friday late afternoon I was released to go home with more antibiotics.
We are rejoicing in God’s provision of no surgery.

Then the devil told me “you cannot tell this story, because you are not totally healed of everything.” But I told the devil “In the Bible, Jesus said “I only do what the Father tells me to do”….so, devil…I did exactly what the Father told me to do…and I escaped surgery.

So…I know I have to tell what God did and we are praising Him mightily for His provision and help. It is God’s story.

And, the most important thing about this whole thing is that we met nurse A and nurse B. they were both in our room, and nurse A bit on our leading of scripture reading and study. She then challenged nurse B if she had made Jesus Lord and Savior.
Nurse B – I used to go to church. I need to get back to church.

Nurse A – it is not going to church – it is a relationship. Being born in a garage does not make you a car.

John – Here is a little pamphlet that tells you what we are talking about.

Kathy – You need to decide soon because Jesus is coming back soon.

Nurse B – that is what my Momma tells me – she says I have to get my household in order.

Kathy – you go to your Momma and tell her you met some Christians who told you the same thing.
In the meanwhile – nurse A worked on me – and Nurse B stood reading the tract.

Nurse B – this is really good – it explains it. I will do this.  

And she kept telling John “thank you for the little book.”
Another story of what God has done.
We were just in awe and praised the Lord.

       ~Kathryn Howley

Winds Of Change 

Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction…
                            Change
              I have always loved change.  

The changing seasons, the change in routines, a change of heart, a shift in perception, the beauty of a new calendar or day timer, a new route, a new discovery, a new revelation. 

                 Many don’t like change. 

Some prefer the easy, the safe, the least risk involved. 
And a sudden forced change isn’t fun and can be tough. 

If we resist change I think that is when we can become stagnant. That is when our hearts get hardened. 

Let the winds blow and the waters churn.

Let yourself be blown about in a new direction – stripping off all the old ways, it could just be the true direction you were intended for. 

Relax and let the Holy Spirit – The Great Compass be your guide. 

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

When We Can’t See What’s Ahead – God Can

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” ~ Romans‬ ‭8:26-28‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Jesus acknowledges every detail. He understands every one of our circumstances, even when we forget that he already knows where they will leads us. 

He is here, even when it feels like he seems far away or non-existent. 

He is with us, because his breath dwells within us and he loves us in every way. 

Some of the greatest gifts come from the moment that is in the present, in the smallest amount of grace, and a power far beyond our imagination!

~ Baring His Beauty,

    Tiffany Thomas 

The Lover Of My Soul 

I can tell You anything

Come to You anytime

It doesn’t matter day or night

I don’t have to wait in line

I can share my deepest pain

Reveal my scars to You

I don’t have to be afraid

That You will turn Your back 

on me

I need You more than life itself

I delight myself in You

You fill my deepest needs

My beloved I am Yours

You are the healer of my heart

You perfect my brokenness

You are the strength in my weakness

You are my greatest need

Take me away with You

Cover me under Your wings

I am Yours and You are Mine

You are the Lover of my soul 

Not for a moment I want to be 

away from You

Your presence is my strength

Your love my hope and joy

I am your laid down lover

I need You more then life itself

I delight myself in You

You fill my deepest needs

My beloved I am Yours

~ Ebigale Wilson 

Restoration Stories – Earl “Bubba” Wiegand 

Earl “Bubba” Wiegand is a true walking miracle.  

The adversity he has overcome and is still overcoming daily has not been an easy path.  

Growing up amidst the grips of alcohol on both his parents; Earl lost his mother at just 10 years old due to her alcoholism.  

Alcohol was all Earl knew.  

Alcohol was his coping mechanism taught at a very young age.  

Earl’s dad Bo, would later only become sober after two DWI’s.  

As history has a way of repeating itself within families, Earl continued on that same destructive path that caused his wife of 20 + years and his two children to be separated from him and at his lowest point he chose to drown his sorrows of spending the upcoming Holiday alone with a day of drinking.  

November 27th, 2013 was the day that resulted in him making an almost fatal mistake of drinking and driving. Although he doesn’t remember the events, he spent 43 days in a coma and doctors doubted he would survive after he suffered what doctors refer to as an internal decapitation.  

Earl is not sure of the significance of the 43 days lost in a Coma, the loss of his independence, the loss of his main source of income by losing his job of 15 years, and the loss of his marriage of 23 years, but he trusts God fully with the plans and purposes of it all. 

Although his story didn’t turn out as he had wished or planned, he was charged with a DWI and had to re-learn how to walk and talk, but is thankful for each day that he is still here and given another chance at life.

Earl is learning to live life within a new normal. He is learning to trust God and grow deeper with the Lord.  

Earl doesn’t dwell on all the loss as he has now gained so much more.  

Earl has been delivered completely from his desire for alcohol and is determined to break the hold of alcohol on his life, his families life, and future generations. He desires to educate others on the importance of not drinking and driving. 

He hopes by sharing his testimony it can help others overcome their struggles and losses. 

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:13

“Be still, and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10

Even in hard times when things are not going the way you want have faith that God has bigger plans ahead. -Earl 8:15 

To schedule Earl to speak at your school or youth events-contact us at Restored Ministries

Polarizing Your Perception 

Who knew polarized glasses would make such a difference? 

I had no idea until I had to purchase a new pair because I left my sunshades in the car back in Houston!! I would definitely be needing them in sunny San Diego, as I was going to spend an entire week basking in the sun on the beach.

So our first stop was CVS to grab a few items and pick up some new shades. I settled on a cute blue pair of Foster Grants, with polarized lenses. They even had a light blue tint, that seemed to make everything brighter.   

Wow, I was so amazed when I put them on at the beach, I couldn’t believe how great I could see — what a perfect clear, sharp view. They seemed to make everything brighter and more defined, and I loved the blue tint, it made the water and sky so amazingly beautiful.

A few days later, a package arrived containing my “old” sunglasses that I really loved, and when I put them on, I was so surprised that I couldn’t see nearly as well, the brown tint made everything look dark and dreary. I had grown to love the “blue” perspective from my new sun shades, they just made me feel happier and more alive.

When I looked up the definition of polarized, this is what it said: Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks intense reflected light, reducing glare and haze so your eyes are more comfortable and you can see better. 

The moral of this story is to change your perspective, you may need a new pair of lenses. Sometimes we see our spouse and children through lenses that may be old and dirty, and may need updated to new polarized lenses that allow you to see things more clearly and have better focus.

For instance you may see your spouse as someone who has become complacent, boring, and unwilling to try new things, but what if you got some new blue polarized lenses that allowed you to see him through Jesus eyes, with love, compassion and understanding, with grace and mercy.  

Maybe you could change your perception and see that he may be a great provider, very supportive and protective of you, and start looking for the good qualities and gifts he has, and not from the same old lenses of the past. 

Matthew 6:22-23 says, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness.

Sometimes you have to take off your old lenses that are blocking you from seeing the good, and put on new polarized glasses to see people differently and change your perception. 

This works for everyone, your children, your parents, friends and even coworkers!  
Try it for yourself and see what happens.

In light,
Deb Hicks

Bowlofsplendor.com