Tuesday, June 28, 2005

PHWOARRR! Talk about tongues!

My recent post on my other blog, entitled Why Aren't They Talking About Ho Yeow Sun? got Tomorrow'd.

I've been put on the grill many times before as a reporter and editor, but wahh, don't play a fool, this web community have opinions. They sure know how to waggle them tongues and wiggle them fingers.

It's GREAT! I don't agree with most of them, but it's fantastic that Singaporeans have a VIEW. So refreshing! This tells me they are thinking. If they are thinking then they can be challenged. If they can be challenged then they can be saved.

I would like to explain this equation but I don't know how to spell in Tongues.

The debate revealed some things to me:
1. People believe everything they read in the papers.
2. People don't like religion mixing with secular music. However, I would then venture to say that if they first thought the band was cool then they wouldn't have an issue say, 5, 10 years down the road when the singer or band reveals that they are Christian. Like U2.
3. the devil has been very very successful in convincing people, including Christians, that church is church and the world is the world. So you don't carry your Christian badge to work or even to play because it's rude, it's proselytizing, it's causing religious dissension. wow, he's clever. But the Holy Spirit's cleverer.

But we mustn't cry foul, because Jesus already warned us that people will hate us and persecute us because of Him. We are not to expect a smooth and happy-happy journey through life if we want to truly live for Christ.

For great is our reward in heaven. Indeed. Just to be in the presence of the Lord and to have done the work He sent me to do -- would be the most awesome reward, indescribably wonderful.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Visions & Dream Part 1

My husband, newly baptised in the Spirit and on fire for the Lord (SO NICE TO SEE!!! I cannot thank the Lord enough!!!!) asked me how come and how I get visions.

I believe sincerely that God knew He could reach me best with the visual. Subtle impressions, whispers etc, they don't work so good on me. My faith has grown, but it's still a tiny seed (though I've read it's enough!).

I realise some things about visions:
1. You can ask for them. In fact, because of the promise God has made in Acts 2:17-18 (actually Joel 2:28-32) we can ALL see visions and dream dreams. Paul says to "desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy" (1 Cor 14:1). Visions are often prophecies.
2. You need to be in a state of prayerfulness. The temptation is always to jump on the first thing in your mind. I never cease to forget that satan and his angels of hell are all around us whispering LIES and trying to make FEAR enter our hearts. The devil is after all the father of Lies and he would love NOTHING better than to see us think we are visionaries and instead be doing his dirty deeds. So it helps to
3. Pray and read your Bible. When God's Word resides in your heart, you will know the Truth.

How I know when a vision is from God is:
1. He speaks directly to my heart. It's like an electric cable plugged directly to my chest. It's very intense, it's very clear (the vision or the words), and it leaves ZERO room for doubt. I can only attest to having experience this 3 times, really. And those visions came to pass very very shortly after they happened (1 day to 3 weeks).
2. I can ask Him questions and He will give these answers I could not have imagined by myself ever.
3. He sends confirmation in His Word -- He gives me a RHEMA word.

The visions that I am most afraid to interpret are those of sickness and death. When my cousin had breast cancer I went to pray for her after her operation. When I laid hands on her I saw huge white cells floating about. I had no idea what it meant. I also saw a heartbeat in her womb, which I of course thought would be a baby, but it's unlikely that she would have another child as she's in her mid-40s but I'm still waiting for the good news.

A few months later she SMS'd me to pray for her white blood count. It was only later that day I realised that's what God had shown me, that she would have an issue with her white blood cells (so I wasn't having a vision in black and white like I thought!!!).

The interpretation of visions is possibly the trickiest part. It requires prayer because honestly the only person who could interpret those images correctly would be God, since He gave them!

But I pray for many many many Christians to get visions! They are such a great gift from God, and such an assurance that He is IN YOU, WITH YOU, and GUIDING YOU with love ALL THE TIME. Incredible.

For my husband I pray that he will grow to have the full range of spiritual gifts, for I know in my heart (because God has spoken into it) that the Lord has many plans for him and for us in these harvest times.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

HO YEOW SUN - The Biggest Star Singapore Ever Had And Yet ...

The lack of publicity in Singapore about homegirl Ho Yeow Sun, popularly known as Sun (quite aptly, since she is bright and cheery), baffles me.

I first noticed this young lady when I was working as Editor-In-Chief of ELLE magazine in Singapore. At that job, I didn't get to go out much and the only SUN I got was the few rays that came streaming in my office in the morning, killing my cactus.

But my intrepid young reporter Michelle Bong pointed out to me one day that there was this cute Chinese pop singer who was also a pastor. We were at the time planning for our 2001 National Day issue, always a big song and dance and we tried to feature as many Singaporeans who were making waves (and who looked good) as possible.

"How about the singing pastor?" asked MJB (her middle name escapes my mind now but that's what we call her)

She waves an album cover at me. What a wholesome looking lass. "She's a PASTOR?"

"Yah, got belly button showing and all."

"Okay, done."

I had nothing against belly buttons showing, and I still don't have anything against it. The only time I object to belly buttons in my face is when I have to look for them between two folds of fat. Which is why you won't be seeing mine anytime soon. But this Ho Yeow Sun, she's pert and cute as a button. Some people think she's lian but I never had a problem with lians — Fann Wong is also very lian but she's cool to me. If you speak Mandarin then you can be lian. If you only speak English and look lian THEN got problem.

The two years following that were something else! Her albums sold a lot of copies, and she started appearing in magazines, newspapers etc. Of course, MEDIA being media (MEDIA is short for "Mean Egotistical Diatribe-Inscribing A******* — I know, I was one).

She's materialistic lah, she's very "unholy" lah, her congregation was forced to buy her album so that she could get a number one spot in the charts lah, she wears slutty outfits lah ... you name it. It started with one Her World article I read where she apparently flaunted her Prada bag et al and the worst of it was probably the article slamming her for her red Armani gown.

See, being a person in the media has its advantages. You don't believe 90% of what you read in the papers. The other 10% is just there to make you laugh.

At that point I was beginning to find my way back to God, and weirdly enough after I read the red dress story I felt an impression to pray for her. It meant literally nothing to me -- I didn't know this woman at all. I didn't meet her when my writer interviewed her. But somehow, God wanted me to pray for her. I just knew from what I read that NONE of it was true. Also, I knew the guy who went around telling everyone that the album sales were rigged (he was formerly my friend from BMG who prides himself on being anti-establishment, not realising that he was being exactly media establishment by doing what he did). I knew not to believe it because the fella's always drunk and/or pissing about something/someone.

Poor girl got ripped to shreds. Even my Christian friends (and I was not Christian yet) said, "She's asking for it lor." I heard of people leaving City Harvest because of the hoohah. I honestly didn't see the big deal. God's not stupid. If she was a fake He'd fix her.

I continued to pray for her, mostly for her to wise up to the Things Not To Do When The Media Are Looking.

The stupid thing about the whole business was that the REAL stories were completely ignored!
* DAVID FOSTER was her producer!!! She was in Hollywood wearing Armani because HE BROUGHT HER! Now THAT'S a story! How many Singaporeans have caught the eye of a legendary music producer?
* ARMANI sponsored her dress! How many Singaporeans get Armani to sponsor their dress in HOLLYWOOD?! Maybe Fann Wong only!
* The girl was obviously making it big! Why run a story about a freaking DRESS and a bit of cleavage (not as if you haven't seen any -- okay maybe just not on a Pastor but she IS a woman, and a nice-looking one at that). I searched and searched but there was no story on HER SUCCESS!


These days the media's calmed down a little over her. But still there's a bit of a boycott, if I might call it that.

Last year she hit the number one spot on the Billboard Dance Charts (Top 25), knocking off Destiny's Child even. Not just that but she had THREE CONSECUTIVE NUMBER ONES on the Billboard Dance Charts!!! Good grief, that's unheard of for any Singaporean!

The report in the Straits Times was a tiny couple of paras in Life.

But when another Singaporean climbs (YET AGAIN) Mount Everest, it's full colour picture in the News section, Front page, Page 3 or front of Home News.

Something's not right.

My husband asked me yesterday "How come Ho Yeow Sun's making it so huge overseas and here you hardly hear about her?"

I don't have an answer, or rather, I'm AFRAID to answer! Could it be that our multi-religious society fail to see her as a talented singer because they have Pastor-coloured glasses on? Could it be that they have beaten her up so badly in the press before it seems like a reversal of position for them to do any decent story on her? Do I really want to read about a lard-eating cardiologist who obviously has no respect for his own body when I could be learning more about this woman who is putting Singapore on the map AND SINGAPORE CHOOSES NOT TO NOTICE?!

Aiyoh. In my mother's (bless her soul) words, this is very "chek ark".

I had the honour of meeting Sun because of the WMD anti-child sex tourism project I began. She donated $10,000 of her (and a few friends') money to the cause! She also agreed to have her photo taken as part of a celebrity T-shirt drive that begins 7 July (see my other blog)

Right now she is in LA completing a Praise & Worship album that City Harvest is putting out. It will be TRES COOL -- I know this because I've heard the songs and the treatment, and I am a former music editor of ETC magazine and I know cool when I hear it (HAHAHAHA). I definitely am buying it, no pastor needs to force me to put down money for it.

She has also become the new VON DUTCH chick. If you need to know what Von Dutch is, WHAT ARE YOU DOING READING MY BLOG?! Just head out your door, down the street and it will be less than 10 minutes before you see a Von Dutch bag/T-shirt/skirt. It is only the hippest surf brand in California, and Madonna and Halle Berry are also in the Von Dutch Hall of Fame. If you don't think that's cool for a Singaporean, something is majorly wrong with you.

In a sense, I'm GLAD local press don't give Sun due credit. It makes her seem so much cooler to me. It's like Blogging: by the time the Singapore press runs a story, YOU KNOW YOU ARE MAINSTREAM! YIKES!!!! To be in the same category as Phua Chu Kang!!!! ARGH!!!!

She's about to hit the major big time. Her 4th single comes out this month in the US, and she has signed an album deal in LA and will be recording there. The album is due out next Feb. I'm not a dance music fan, but I'm sure she will do a great job. She's got some excellent names producing this album (see below)

Well, I'm proud of her. I'm proud of her as a woman of God, I'm proud of her as a Christian who truly goes out to bring the fragrance of Christ Jesus to the world through her music and more so her Community Services arm. I'm proud also to be in her congregation now, now that my husband and I have finally (after more than one year) decided to make City Harvest our church (and believe me, this has been anything but a smooth journey).

And I am still praying and will still be praying for her.

Click on the links on the right to find out more about whassup with Sun. Meanwhile I extract a report about her next single:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (2 June 2005)—Sun's second single released in the UK, "Without Love" has conquered the dance charts, reaching Number #1 on ‘Music Week's Upfront Club Top 40' Dance Chart and proving yet again the continual international success of "Without Love" and Sun. "Music Week" Magazine is Europe's industry standard for reporting music much the way "Billboard" Magazine in the United States is considered the ultimate resource. Sun and her #1 single shares the charts this week with singles from such notable artists as Mariah Carey, Ashanti, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Osborne and Nelly. "Without Love" also hit #2 on "Music Week's Commercial Pop Club Chart" and #2 on "DMC" Magazine's Dance Club Chart as well.

"Without Love" which was produced by Jimmy Harry, who has worked with international pop superstars like Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue, and remixed by notable remixers such as Mike Rizzo, Tony Moran, Eric Kupper, and Peter Presta, "Without Love" previously went Number #1 on the US "Billboard Magazine Dance Club Chart" back in December 2004 and sustained itself in the Top 25 "Billboard" Dance Radio Charts for over four astonishing months. For the UK release of "Without Love," Bimbo Jones, Motiv8, and Steve Solasso were brought in to provide additional remixes.

Sun's next follow-up single will be "Ends of the Earth," which will be released in the USA this summer. Famed producers, The Underdogs, invited Sun to record with them in their studio when Sun was in Los Angeles in September 2004 and after only two days of studio time, "Ends of the Earth" was created.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Baptism For Me!

Forgot that the whole point of telling the story about the baby baptism was to announce I will be WATER BAPTISED in a week!

And "baby baptisms" are tak pakay, because a baby can't choose to receive Jesus. Parents choosing for their kids is big time tak pakay.

I put my poor children through that, being The Poor Soddess Formerly Known As A Catholic.

However it was pointed out to me that my kids were DEDICATED to the Lord, not baptised. Baptism is a full emersion into water because it symbolising the death of one's Old Self (going down) and the emergence of one Born Again a child of Jesus.

Yippee! I can't wait!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Catholicism in Singapore: Death Warmed Over

Cowboy Caleb's grandmother passed away, overdosed on durians, in a diabetic coma.

He wrote a touching memorial, not one that's entirely rosy. http://cowboycaleb.liquidblade.com

The Peranakan matriarch was Catholic and Caleb and family are upset that she didn't receive the final sacrament. This is Extremunction, where the priest basically (and I am not very specific on this) says your final rites. It can actually be done ahead of time. But honestly, honestly, it makes ZERO difference. Extremunction does not appear in the Bible (mine anyway, which are NIV, NKJV, NLT, The Message and Amplified).

But then the Catholic Church tends to be quite hung up on "have to do's" like rushing to "baptise" babies before they are 40 days old.

I was born to Catholic parents, "baptised" at 16 days. Priest used a milk jug and ran water rivulets over my forehead. I wore a very long and beautiful christening gown. I think I was more interested in lunch (DUMEX!!!).

Growing up Catholic offered some wonderful moments. Like wearing scarves before communion (I still think it's tres chic, and it's a pity women here don't wear scarves more often), sneaking into the nuns' quarter and looking at their underwear drying. Those were some of the hottest, lacy, black underthings I ever saw! And the smell of the priest's house — he always smoked cigars and he always drank port.

But faith wise, in my experience, the Catholic Church in Singapore, for most part, has little to offer.

I look at my friends who grew up Catholic with me:
1. One slept with over 100 women and eventually married a Japanese girl, lives in Tokyo and looks forward to entering politics when he's 50.
2. Another one became a yoga teacher/faith healer/Buddhist bead wearer.
3. Actually make that 30.
4. A number divorced their husbands.
5. 99.99% read their horoscope.
6. 56% gamble (if you count 4D then the percentage rises to over 80)

It's not that their lives are more sinful. It's just that you couldn't tell the difference between them and your agnostic neighbour down the street.

Rev AR Bernard is a former Muslim turned Christian Bible teacher. He is also spiritual advisor to Mayor Bloomberg in NYC. He pastors the largest church in New York, the 20,000-congregation strong Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.

His take on the Catholic Church, I could not agree with more:
"When the church holds up values and standards, society is impacted positively. When it downgrades those standards, society is impacted negatively.
"Because of the sexual-abuse scandals, where is the Catholic Church now? It sure can't speak out on same-sex marriage. If you strip a moral authority of its voice, then you can bring in things like same-sex marriage. Politics will follow culture unless there's a counterbalancing force in society."
(Washington Times, July 15 2004)


Catholic friends and I have regular disagreements (but we agree to disagree). My Catholic cousin who nearly became a priest was very dismayed when I experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit and praying in tongues in a Christian environment. "We have that in the Catholic church too," he said.

"Where?" I asked, genuinely interested in finding out more.

He could not name me one church. I did hear through another friend that there is a Charismatic movement happening at the Ponggol Catholic church.

Here is my beef (and this list is not exhaustive):

1. I hate the "DO YOU KNOW HER?" stickers I see all over car windows. It is a picture of Mary and it's a call to come to Novena Church. I think if you, as a believer in GOD and JESUS, had one chance to call people to church, it shouldn't be to call them to MARY! Good grief. Mary won't get you saved and your soul in Heaven. I'm sorry to have to tell you the truth.

Let me give you a case in point: My own dad attended Novena for 32 years. Every Saturday without fail. He has rosaries in the car, in the house, on the shelf, in the office, on the altar. When my mom passed away he was so overcome by grief the doctors said his vital signs were failing and he was going to die too. Through my cousin who is gifted with healing, my father was led to say the Sinner's Prayer. Such a peace came over him we saw it flood his being with our own eyes. The next day, he was back to normal, and he said to me "32 years I've gone to Novena but I have never known Jesus till now."

2. I hate the watered-down Gospel preached in the Catholic Church.
For the 36 years I was a Catholic I never saw a Bible in the pew at Church. All I knew of the Gospel were extracts taken from this book or that book, perpetually (a favourite Catholic word) OUT OF CONTEXT and completely powerless.

A preacher recently shared that Satan is the biggest Bible student there is. Even SATAN knows Scripture (he tried to tempt Jesus using Scripture) and most Catholics don't. Why does Satan need to know Scripture? Becuase it is a ALL-POWERFUL WORD OF GOD! God's word is LIFE itself. If you don't know it and it's not in your heart, then basically YOU ARE DEAD.

I say PUT THE BIBLE BACK IN THE CHURCH. You don't need more sanctimonious costumes for the priest or airconditioning for the congregation or more parking space (Because the grounds only get filled on Sundays 15 minutes after mass has started and the traffic jam and honking begins 10 minutes before Mass ends). WHAT THE CHURCH NEEDS IS TO PUT BIBLES IN THE PEWS, TEACH THE CONGREGATION TO READ AND LOVE THE WORD. Don't waste time. Tens of thousands of Catholics in Singapore are not even saved yet.

3. I hate that Jesus is relegated to being a powerless, now-dead, good example of a moral man.
HELLO!!! Jesus is our SAVIOR! He LIVES! He is not that giant wooden carving whose feet you kiss on Good Friday. Please don't kiss any idol's feet. It goes against God's Commandment: Exodus 20: 4 "You shall not make your yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God"

My aunty the Buddhist, once considered herself a Catholic because she went to Novena. This is what she did at Novena: she brought chrysanthemums and oranges to "pai pai" at the statue of Mary. She is not alone. Visit the church on any given Saturday or Sunday and see the number of people touching the feet of the statue. MARY IS NOT A JEWISH KUAN YIN! PLEASE!

4. I hate that the Catholic Church in Singapore MAKES NO STRONG STAND against idolatry and faithlessness
Catholics don't know any better, so they don't know it's not Biblical to:
- do yoga (Exodus 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before me" -- yoga is prayer to Hindu gods. Don't tell me it's "only exercise". That's like saying lying naked with another woman/man who is not your husband is "not adultery".
- read their horoscopr and go to fortune tellers (Leviticus 19:31 "Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them."
- lie, cheat, harbour unforgiveness etc etc

5. I hate that the Catholic Church doesn't bother to change its image of being a powerless church that doesn't know the promises of God but that keeps "turning the other cheek".
God is NOT a weak, pathetic, dead God!
As the first church more than ever it is imperative that the Catholic Church be the BEST POSSIBLE PUBLIC RELATIONS BODY for God! Which it is NOT!
God is a living, breathing, supernatural, powerful, jealous, every day GOD! He is ALIVE! He walks and talks with me! He puts His Spirit in me to guide me. He doesn't lurk in dark corners waiting to surface once every decade! He doesn't show up in cut fruits or gourds! Mary is NOT more miraculous or powerful than God!

What is the Church doing? It's using guilt to bring people to church every Sunday. Priests (and I don't mean every one but I have met enough to tell you this is not fabricated) who are greedy and worldly cannot teach their sheep to be spiritual. Priests who have NO BLINKING IDEA what the Holy Spirit is supposed to really do, who can rattle theory at you but have zero experience in the spirit realm, CANNOT successfully lead their sheep to a life lived in victory for God.

The shepherds are wicked. The sheep are lost.


Are there exceptions?

Yes, thank God, PRAISE God for that.

I believe with all my heart that God is raising up a new generation, a church that is Spirit-led, not denomination-led. I believe that even "dead" Catholic churches can be resurrected by the power of our Most High God. Our part -- my part -- is to pray diligently, envision the eventuality, and with prayer and supplication make my request known to God.

My request is that the Catholic Church WAKES UP! May the new Pope be firm and strong and may he cut out all the rubbish that's going on in the Catholic Church worldwide! May priests who defile young boys and girls while wearing their robes be exposed by God and punished! May Satan's firm foothold on the Catholic Church be destroyed! May Satan's minions who wear the priestly robes but do his dastardly work be confronted and drop dead like Ananias and Sapphiras. May the red tape of the Church be burned, torn up, broken. May the church REACH the people without any expectation of payment. May the many years of seminary study be actually relevant to the problems of today, to the teachings of today. May those who are in training for priesthood have the mind of Christ, not of the devil. May they not be ovewhelmed by the demands on the mind (all that Latin WILL drive you crazy) but may their primary daily focus be upon YOU Jesus, and on the amazing work that you want to do through them.

My prayer is that the Catholic Church wakes up, looks around, and recognises God's hand in the new churches that have risen. Why are there new churches and why do they have congregations of 18,000?

"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place but you and your father's family will perish." Esther 4:14

If the Catholic Church steadfastly refuses to do God's work, then God will just find someone else to do it.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Happy Father's Day to our Father

My six year old son created for his Daddy a piece of abstract installation art with 9 black dots, an aqua crepe paper flag that flaps and a button made from gold glitter.

"Happy Father's Day!"

Art is duly installed upon door of Daddy's bedroom.

Last night we celebrated Father's Day with my father in law, over a steamboat dinner. My own dad I visited too — he lives in a nursing home and has advanced Parkinson's Disease. His Father's Day treat is half a cup of melting durian ice cream. Still, he got to see my brother and I, and his grandson, so all is well.

Father's Day hasn't quite got the allure of Mother's Day just yet. There's still no problem getting reservations at a restaurant the day before Father's Day, but the very same seats would have been booked weeks ahead in May for Mother's Day.

Which leaves me to wonder if this doesn't reflect Singapore's attitude towards our Father in Heaven.

The Catholic Church, from where I once came, spends most of its energy on Mary, the human mother of God. This is true in Singapore anyway, where Novena is the popular Catholic church and it's a church dedicated to Mary. She gets flowers, offerings, and a packed to overflowing carpark every weekend — Catholics in Singapore love this Mom!

But the Father, He gets ignored. He's feared but not in the way He means to be. He is seen as distant, the judge, the punisher. "Wait till your Father gets home" or rather in this case, wait till you get Home to your Father!

How far from the truth is this!!

Today I listened to the lyrics of the classic Christian hymn 'In Christ Alone' — and it is the story of how our God, our Father, loved us so much He did what needed to be done to bring us back into His arms, which is to send His sinless Son to carry every sin upon His own body.

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
?il on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Happy Father's Day, Abba! What gift can we possibly give you that would mean anything — except to love you with all our hearts, our minds, our strength?

Saturday, June 18, 2005

I see the Lion of Judah

VIsions are a tricky business.

Since my first one of my mom standing in a great darkness on the night before she finally went to Jesus, visions have been sent to me about people, situations, and sometimes — and these are my favourite — they are visions of Jesus and of eternity.

Beautiful beyond description, they make my whole self leap and laugh.

Sometimes, they can be quite startling, like the recent one I had of a lion.

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Sometimes during Praise and Worship I like to ask the Lord if I may please get a glimpse of Him. He often obliges and it is never EVER not once the same image! Sometimes He is reaching out to me, sometimes He is walking by me with his hair tied up, sometimes He is standing in a particular spot. The beautiful, blinding light is always there and when I reach out I can sometimes see the holes in his hands, a little bit crusted over.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I asked again, Can I see you?

I saw a paw. Stretching over a rock.


Pan left. Ah, there's the rest of it. It's a lion.


A beautiful, golden lion with a spectacular golden crown of hair, looking majestically lazily (can you picture that) at me. The eyes, those kind, deep, "How much do I love thee" eyes are the same.

It's the Lion of Judah.
Lord Jesus in a totally new incarnation to me!

I laugh out loud, knowing if I told my friends and my husband they would roll their eyes and say There she goes again, this over-imaginative writer girl.

But I treasure the vision. I know He's telling me He's the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. There is none greater.

The battle is already won!