Monthly Archives: February 2014

Do we have eternal eyes?

Do we look at things through the eyes of eternity?

He prepares for us a place! If we have accepted HIM in our hearts we can confidently say: “Our citizenship is in heaven!!”

How comforting is that? It is so very comforting to know Christ is preparing what is good for us…better than any good we could EVER imagine…in our heavenly home! The things we battle in this world are preparing us for our eternal home!

This conjures up all kinds of thoughts for me…Are we looking at life through the eyes of eternity? Are we sensitive to those around us and where their eternal citizenship may lie?

This past week I have had three different people close to me lose loved ones. These loved ones do not have another chance to determine their eternal home. They gained their eternal citizenship last week.  Did they hear the good news?  Are they experiencing the good Jesus has been preparing?  Did someone share with them the saving love of Jesus Christ?

Philippians 3.18-21

For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

John 14.1-4

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

As I live comfortably with the assurance that my citizenship lies in heaven, am I burdened for those who may not be have that same assurance? My prayer should be as Hillsong’s song Hosanna states:  Break my heart for what breaks yours…

He wants all of us to see Him and fellowship with Him in the place He is preparing – Heaven! Are we reaching out to ensure our neighbors, our loved ones, our co-workers and others will have citizenship in heaven?  What is keeping us from sharing the BEST news ever????

john11-25-26 – Go here to listen to Hosanna by Hillsong…be blessed!

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What is i2? Follow up to my latest blog.

After I posted my latest blog, God’s reasons for i2, it hit me…not everyone knows what i2 is. Oops! So here you go:

i2 is really “i” squared. It is a symbol for the scripture Proverbs 27.17 – “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” A symbol for iron sharpening iron…i2.

My brother, Rob came up with the logo and used it for a company he used to own. Rob is a godly man and wants to sharpen all he comes in to connect with according to God’s word.  He gives credit to God for i2.

In 2012 when I hosted my first Run with Trish 5k for Team Hoyt, Rob’s company sponsored our t-shirts. From this point on my running buddies and I started using i2 to encourage one another as we ran and in life. It has now become a symbol for us all to be encouragers for the Lord.

Over the last two years I have felt a prompting by the Lord to use i2 as a way to encourage others…family, friends and strangers…so I went to social media to make it a reality. Thus the i2 Facebook page was developed in December 2013.  On this page I try to post pictures with scripture, Christian music and up-lifting words on a daily basis.  The Lord has blessed me with the love of photography as well.  All of the pictures I post are from my travels around the world.  The music posted are songs that have touched me in some way as I walk with Christ.  The scripture is God’s ultimate guide-book for our lives.  It blesses me to post for others.  God is good! I want to share up build, bless and benefit others in the process.  The blog post, God’s reasons for i2, described the journey through scripture that led me to the Facebook i2. If you have not found it yet, go here:

Be encouraged! Sharpen and be sharpened!!





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