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Chasing Dreams and Ministry

Originally Posted on Changing Journey


Sometimes life is a series of little steps in the pursuit of your dreams. It takes patience and often times feels like you might be taking one step back for every two steps you take forward. But if you can look at the long term and see the progress and envision the desired outcome, it makes it so very worth it!

I’ve been contemplating this quite a bit lately. Life has its ebbs and flows and right now it seems as if I’m in one of those holding positions where things are moving backward. Just small hiccups really, when you look at the whole scheme of things. And I can see how these hiccups play an important role in catapulting Daniel and I forward on our path. It’s just that the time in between is oh-so agonizing!

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing

~James 1:3-4

I love the book of James. Very straight forward and to the point! But patience….really? Ask anyone who knows me well and they will tell you that patience isn’t one of my strengths (at lease in some things). And it’s even harder when I can see the outcome/benefits on the horizon!

Right now, I am in the middle of a job search. My dream has been to be able to work from home so that I’m more readily available to help Daniel with the growth of the ministry. While I’ve been independently working on streams of income, such as Cactus Flower Naturals or SoulBlind Design, these are still young ventures and do not yet produce enough income to support us or the ministry.

Here is where patience comes in….I have other ventures in mind that I would like to pursue. But because of other necessities, I will not be able to pursue them until late summer or early fall. When you are excited about something, it is so hard to wait!!! Yet, I must in order for other life happenings to fall into place. So, I wait on the Lord for His perfect timing. And in the meantime, I am searching for another job, whether onsite or at home, for the sake of job security (the issue with being in a technology based industry is that the atmosphere is always changing and things can become unstable at a moments notice).

Daniel and I have learned this same lesson with the ministry, as well. There is so much research and information to share, but until recently it wasn’t quite ready. This became a frustration as we wanted to just spread the word and let everyone know! But God made it clear that we must be patient until more research was done and the revelations were understood. Plus, I’m sure there are other things that need to be in place to prepare us and make us ready to properly handle a ministry!

So, until His time, life goes on and we patiently wait on Him and go where we must until the bubble pops and we find ourselves in the midst of the outcome that sits on the horizon. We just need to keep in mind that it’s all in His time!


(So Completes My 364 Day Photo Challenge!!!) Post for Day 364

So Completes My 364 Day Photo Challenge!!!


Thank you from us and Happy Valentine’s Day! That’s it… So There! 🙂


(This Looks Like The End!) Post for Day 363


This Looks Like The End!

To my little family that stood by me through thick and thin and patiently waited for me to complete my 364 Day Photo Challenge I would like to say thank you and I love you. Tomorrow is my last post and I have to say it was a lot harder to do a post a day than I ever would have thought but thus ends my challenge. I started it mostly to prove to myself that I could dedicate myself to something and see it through and again it was a challenge. Many readers stopped reading unfortunately because they saw only the pictures and stopped reading the content but starting again next week I plan to get back to revealing God’s greatest gift and blessing to humanity hidden in plain sight in the Holy Scriptures. There has been a lot of info I have added in my photo post so I hope you will take the time to go back and check them out if you get a chance. I would love to send out my love and support to everyone for Valentine’s Day and tomorrow will be the end of it filled with much love and gratitude. If you ever feel inclined to talk or have questions about our ministry please feel free to contact me as I am more than glad to share all that I know . Thank you again for reading. God bless and have a wonderful weekend with the ones you love most dear.


Peace be with you.



Daniel Lyons


1 Corinthians 16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.


PS. Dear Teresa, you are everything good in me manifested and the embodiment of my love. Thank you for loving me so perfectly and completely, and most of all thank you for believing in me. With all my love… I can’t wait to marry you. ❤

(Let Wisdom Be Your Ally) Post for Day 362


Let Wisdom Be Your Ally

Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

(He’s Always Listening) Post for Day 361


He’s Always Listening


2 Samuel 22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

(Fire In The Sky) Post for Day 360


Fire In The Sky


Exodus 13

21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

(The Old Must Die) Post for Day 359


The Old Must Die

The old must die to make way for the new. Rebirth comes only when you are ready to let go and not a moment sooner.


2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

(Forgive) Post for Day 358


I was bullied and picked on because I was so different to everyone else, and I definitely didn’t believe or even know I was fabulous back then. But those hard times made me everything I am today. It’s all water under the bridge now, but being bullied and going through adversity definitely made me stronger.

~Kimora Lee Simmons


Forgive That You May Be Forgiven

Forgiveness starts with you. Forgive yourself, as well as those that have wronged you. If you cannot move pass old transgressions you will never truly move forward. What joy is in a journey that ends too soon?


Ephesians 4:

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

(The Path of Enlightenment) Post for Day 357


The Path of Enlightenment

Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

(Another 60lbs of Produce for $10) Post for Day 356


Another 60lbs of Produce for $10

The line stretched back around the church parking lot! I don’t think I have ever eaten so well, felt so good or been so healthy and happy! My cravings for sugars and meats have drastically diminished and I heal from my workouts quickly. I can’t seem to get over the energy and strength that I find in the new me and it just keeps getting better each day… Thank you Father in Heaven!


Daniel 1:

5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.

6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.

8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.

11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,

12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.

14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.

15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.

16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.