butterfly with flowers
Poetry

Rise Up

 

Rise Up

Come alive My Daughter

To all that you are

Live fully in step

With My Creation power

Shed off the grave clothes

That have weighed you down

Trappings of self-pity

Keeping you earth bound

Rise up and live

Oh, Woman of grace

Move joyfully in step with My plan

Freedoms pace

Cast off entanglements

Disappointments, pain

Leave the past in the grave

Lay down your shame

Break out with praise

From the cold, hard ground

Push up and see

New life to be found 

Yield yourself fully

To all I have planned

I am in you and with you

I’ll help you to stand

For out of the ash heap

From under the dirt

Restoration and beauty

Joy and Rebirth.

LJD

Beauty is found when we live in light of all that God created us to be.

Jesus calls us to “Rise up!” so that we can live as women of peace, women of joy, women of faith and women who display His glory to a lost and dying world.

The miracle of beauty rises from the ash heap of suffering, loss, disappointment and pain; when we allow our trials and difficulties to instill in us a heart after God and not allow bitterness to fester and flourish.

Though the enemy would seek to keep us down under the load, God calls us and enables us to rise above. This can only be done as we rely fully upon the Grace and Truth that Christ offers.

Rise up!

Rise Up and Live fully as the woman God created you to be!

 

Linda Jane Dingeldein: Different by Design

 

“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”

Ephesians 1:19 (NLT)

Photography by Linda Jane Dingeldein

After twenty-five years as a missionary, Linda Jane is now entering a new ministry role as pastor’s wife; where she will serve alongside of her husband Joel, in Warren, Pennsylvania. The calling to serve Christ remains the same, as does her endeavor to reach women with the gospel message, and to teach them to live authentically out of who God created them to be. Linda's passion is communication through the spoken and written word, photography and illustration. She loves all things cultural, creative and colorful.

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