Friday, August 30, 2013

Validate me

Validate We have a desire to be noticed. Some want fame and fortune, to see their name in lights, be on the big screen, or to top the music charts. Others long to publicly proclaim God’s word. And even those who like to be behind the scenes want someone to recognize what they do and who they are. 

Sometimes we strive to be noticed by “that” famous person, author, Bible teacher, singer, blogger, writer, speaker …  someone who will validate us or promote us. And yet when we pursue people for our validation, we will always come up lacking. 

God notices. He sees you. He created you and loves you. His validation is far beyond what anyone on earth can ever do or say. And God, who is the God of the universe, can initiate any divine appointment. Seek Him above all things, and in all things He will provide the validation you seek.  

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Author, Dr. Harry Kraus visits with Lisa Buffaloe on Living Joyfully Free Radio

Join Lisa Buffaloe on Living Joyfully Free Radio as she visits with Dr. Harry Kraus!

Harry Kraus, M.D. is a board-certified surgeon, medical missionary to East Africa, and accomplished writer of both non-fiction and fiction. He has been a surgeon missionary in Kenya with a special outreach to the Muslim people in the horn of Africa. Harry has treated patients injured by hippo, elephant, cobra, and lion. Medical realism and gripping plotlines distinguish his writing, as he gets most of his ideas with a scalpel in hand.

He writes, “For days, I've been awake to the idea that there is so much out there that I’m not experiencing … unlimited depths of love. I haven’t scratched the surface of crazy-supernatural, unexpected workings of the Spirit or His power. I've not been prayerfully approaching each personal encounter with others, waiting for the whispers of God’s Spirit to nudge me with knowledge of where that person might be hurting or in need of support. …I want to go deeper. I want to hear. I long for a sensitivity to God’s heart that will make me effective in the work I've been called to do: setting captives free to do what they've been called to do: enjoy God.”

Dr. Kraus just returned to the states after residing in Kenya with his wife Kris and the youngest of his three sons.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Incredible Power of Tone and Words by Lisa Buffaloe

There is power in our words and our tone, power to change the very fibers of our inner-being. Speak carefully. Use your tone carefully. Be careful with your words. Your words affect others and your words change you.

Be very, very, very careful with your words. Be very careful what your ears hear and what you speak. Speak life. 

These videos show the affect of tone and words on water and salt. Imagine how words and tone affect our inner-being. Take time to watch and see how tone and words alter these substances. Think and consider how words and tone alter you.

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Every word spoken has the power of life or death. Every word creates a reaction within ourselves and within those around us. Chose words of beauty and life. 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” ~ John 1:1, 14 NASB 

“For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.” ~ John 3:34 NASB 

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” ~ Proverbs 18:21 NASB 

“By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” ~ Matthew 12:37 ESV 

“The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.” ~ Psalm 12:6 NASB 

“He who gives attention to the word will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. The wise in heart will be called understanding, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.” ~ Proverbs 16:19-21 NASB 

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” ~ Psalm 19:14 NASB 

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” ~ Psalm 119:103 NKJV

“The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” ~ Psalm 119:130 NASB

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, LORD God Almighty.” ~ Jeremiah 15:16 NIV 

“The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools.” ~ Ecclesiastes 9:17 NASB 

A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.” ~ Proverbs 15:1 ISV 

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.  But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: ‘Wake up, O sleeper,rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’ Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” ~ Ephesians 4:29, 31-32, 5:1, 6, 5:12-16 

“Let no foul or polluting language [ever] come out of your mouth” ~ Ephesians 4:29 Amp

“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Ephesians 5:19-20 

Be CAREFUL with your tone and words!  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

As Ink to a Pen

Heavenly Father pour Your words and Your message into our writing. 
Help us to keep our focus on You. 
When the enemy lies come that question our abilities or purpose, help us to take every thought captive with Your truth. Nothing is impossible for You and we can do all things through Christ. 
As ink is to a pen, help us to be conduits to deliver the writings You lay on our hearts.

Lisa Buffaloe

Thursday, August 8, 2013

To Writers

God has a plan for your writing. If you feel called to write, write.  Write with excellence. Learn. Read. Study the craft. Honor God with your skill. Rest in God's agenda and His timing.

Your writing may be for you and for God to reveal a deeper understanding of Him and who are you are in Him. Your writing may be to share with family and friends. Your writing may be to share with a wide range of people. Write without expectations of what God will do and how He will use your writing.

Write for joy and with joy. Write for the glory of God.

Write on!

Lisa Buffaloe 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Best-selling suspense novelist, Kathy Herman!

Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman shares on Living Joyfully Free Radio
Kathy has written nineteen novels in five previous series, including the acclaimed Secret of Roux River Bayou and the Sophie Trace Trilogy, since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business.
In July of 2003, Kathy’s right hip prosthesis broke. Two hip revisions later, complications from surgery left her unable to walk without an assisted device. 
She writes, “After much prayer and physical therapy, I’m still using a wheelchair and a fancy four-wheeled walker to get around. I do believe in miracles. The physicians have done what they can, and unless the Great Physician chooses to intervene, I will likely be ‘rolling’ through this life. That hasn't been an easy thing to accept. Pride doesn't die without a fight, but I've had years of practice. I've expressed my disappointment to the Lord many times and have finally come to the conclusion that it’s far more pleasing to Him that I lift up His Name in spite of my disability than to let my desire for healing consume me. And in spite of my limitations—perhaps because of them—an unseen reservoir deep inside me keeps filling the pages with stories that surprise me, and characters that I've never met and yet know intimately.” 
Her hope is that each of her novels will not only entertain  but also inspire and challenge. Kathy shares, “That in the deepest part of our souls, we’ll embrace the depth of what it means to be believers, and then be moved to share its powerful simplicity with those who struggle without hope.” 
Kathy and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and live in Tyler, Texas
Learn more about Kathy on her website at