Why I Love Happy Endings.

I decided to go back to school to get a degree in English, emphasizing creative writing. My hardest classes are the creative writing classes. That is because we have to read and write like the classics. If there is a happy ending, then it’s not literature. I have been ridiculed for wanting everyone to live happily ever after. I’ve had people tell me that’s not real life. My come back has always been, I don’t read for real life. I read for to experience another life.

That’s not true anymore. I love my life.

Tonight I’ve come to the realization that my desire for happy endings is really God’s heart. He is the ultimate writer and is completely geeked out by happy endings. Think about our story. God creates us to share with us his abundant love. Man listens to a snake instead of the God of the Universe. God sends his Son to die for us. His Son is raised to life and lives again and we get to enjoy the original love God gave us, ramped up a million times over, because we know we absolutely don’t deserve it.

That is an awesome story. That is a happy ending. I just have to show people, like Jesus did while on this earth, that story. I don’t have to preach it. I have to show it. Jesus came in power and he imparted that power to us. It is much more effective to have a direct word from God for someone and then tell them how much God loves them, then to just say the words, “Jesus loves you.” It is much more powerful to heal someone in Jesus name and then tell them who he is, then to just show them the Roman’s road. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

I want to be apart of people’s happily ever after. I want to be used to show people who God is instead of just telling them. The awesome thing is, he’s giving me my heart’s desire. He is using me to show people instead of tell. I am so thankful.

I was born into a wounded family and sustained wounds as a result. I have been told you have to have healing yourself or you won’t have the authority to heal other’s through Jesus. I say, I am being healed while being used by God to heal others.

Isaiah 58 tells me that it is as I do these things that my healing will come.

The wounded are not discounted from healing the wounded. 


Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:

to loose the chains of injustice

and untie the cords of the yoke,

to set the oppressed free

and break every yoke?

7Is it not to share your food with the hungry

and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—

when you see the naked, to clothe them,

and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

8Then your light will break forth like the dawn,

and your healing will quickly appear;

then your righteousnessa will go before you,

and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

9Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;

you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,

with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

10and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry

and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,

then your light will rise in the darkness,

and your night will become like the noonday.

11The Lord will guide you always;

he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land

and will strengthen your frame.

You will be like a well-watered garden,

like a spring whose waters never fail.

12Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins

and will raise up the age-old foundations;

you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,

Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

I want to be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. Repairer and Restorer is my destiny in Jesus.


Everyone Will Be Salted by Fire.

I read this for the first time in my Bible. I’m sure I’ve seen it before as I was reading, but my eyes and mind never comprehended it. It stopped me in my tracks. Mark 9:49 “Everyone will be salted with fire.”

I thought I would see what others have said about this verse. People have a lot to say and there is a lot of confusion. Some versions have actually added into the text a verse in Leviticus. My version just referenced it on the side. Most feel if you translate it literally into Hebrew, it is talking about being preserved in hell forever and makes more sense in the versus above it. But then, to me, the verse after it does not make sense. I’ve seen no one address the context of the verse after it.

So if you read both versus, it reads like this. “Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” Mark 9:49-50

So my simple, uneducated thoughts regarding these two versus is this: Salt is what makes things good. If something is bland, you put salt on it and it perks it up and gives it flavor. It makes something stand out. When I read “Everyone will be salted by fire.” I immediately think of trials. Trials by fire gives us salt. I think of salt as wisdom and maturity. “Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” It talks wisdom and maturity to be at peace with each other.

I also think of salt as what we can rub off onto each other as our lives meet. Today I will go to the coffee house with a very wise woman and a prophetic artist and I hope to rub off some of my God given salt, which I received by fire onto someone who needs it. We have a little sign and we offer them Dream interpretation, Tattoo interpretation and spirit blessings. People seek us out, they need to hear from God and they don’t know it.

I think salt can be sharing the love of God with people. Just letting someone know that God exist and he knows their name in a very real and tangible way. You can go up to someone and say, “God loves you.” They say okay and walk away. If you go to someone and say, “God knows you have been struggling with taking care of your ailing father and he wants you to know how proud he is of you for stepping up to do your duty.” This reaches their core. They now know, in one quick moment, there is a God, he know them intimately and he loves them.

To me that is salt. That flavors conversations. That brings people to Jesus.


I had a funny thought run through my mind today. I was thinking about God. I have been thinking how I want more authority in my life. It’s ridiculous to think how little we walk in the authority we have been given. Luke 10 –  power over all the enemy. I enjoy NLT version the best I think.

Why don’t I walk in the authority I’ve been given? Because I don’t know Jesus. I don’t know Spirit or the Father like I should. Immediately Elf ran through my mind like a video clip. There was Elf (Will Ferrell) finding out that Santa was coming to the store. He just starts screaming, “Santa’s coming, Santa’s coming. I know him! I know him!” He was so excited.

I thought, I want to be just like that. Okay, maybe not that obnoxious, but I want that kind of excitement and knowing beyond knowing of who God is. I need it to go down to my spirit, my core.

I’ve made some progress in this area, but the more I think about what Jesus made possible on the cross and resurrection, the more I know about God and actually know God, the more everyday things I get caught up in seem so petty.

All of the ways I use to cope, which do not involved God, seem so pointless. The times I have given to anxiety and what ifs are robbery. John 10:10, NLT ~ “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”

I want to be Elf.