Sunday, November 27, 2016

I've moved: an invitation to come on over to our place :)

Welcome to a new adventure. Would you be interested in a more intentional proactive plan for deeper spiritual walk? If so, please read on...

I continue posting Mutating Missionary on our new website. It took well over the estimated time to learn how to build a website, how to link all sorts of things. But mostly how to determine: purpose of the webpage, my heart passion, and how I can serve you, my readers, from my own life experience and tried and true strategies in the best and safest way.

We, HoneyB and I,  have added a few new pages, a few knew blogs to follow. I have shared my identity and my husband's. And I embrace the opportunity to take a spiritual walk with you.

We are sharing our new adventures of life with God here:

Come and join us in ways only God knows.

With no voice to teach aloud, I begged God to show me if He could still use me, and how and where. God gave me this idea.

And I struggled for while in the 'if' mode.  (yes, I know He uses all of us, but it took time to take my fingers off of where I had been and accept where I was)

Please understand the new website is still in process of morphing. I am very new at all of the ins and outs of this new task. It is one that requires consistency, daily, not hobby - when the mood hits me. And I am excited that God has painted me into a corner (spasmodic dysphonia) that allows me to do this daily. OK, this and writing a novel.

It has been almost a year in the making, but I find it a much more exciting place.
  1. it is focused on helping you build into a deeper relationship with God through 
  2. bible reading, 
  3. reflection, 
  4. and sharing in a safe community.

I hope you will come along and join HoneyB, and other believers, and me (your mutating missionary) in this exciting venture.

Your mutating missionary
and HoneyB + our furbabies

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cause or Christ?

What am I sold out to?

Such an easy question, right? In retrospect I see that there have been times during my life where I thought more about the cause than Christ.

Similar to the statement that I have made many times, "I believe in the Bible"

When thinking about it, "I don't believe in the Bible. I believe in the person Jesus Christ, Son of God, one of the three combined in the Triune God! The Jesus Christ that the Bible teaches us about. He and He alone do I believe!" It is always important to lean the ladder of faith upon the Solid Rock. As God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit - this is the God I desire to be sold out to. Not a cause, not a feeling, not a higher power --- GOD!

Because He IS the I AM
i am your
mutating missionary
&Honey B.

Friday, March 18, 2016

After much consideration, prayer and questioning ... guess what - I'm still a missionary!

Last year, I came off of the foreign mission field with many questions.

I was diagnosed with a disorder that prevented me from getting a job, I was in the midst of an international move, and I was dating (face-to-face-up-close-and-personal) the man I met on-line and married in August of 2015.

Being thrown into many changes caused me to question whether I should continue this blog with the same theme or change it. I determined to change it.


Well, for one reason, I felt the most important thing I was seeking was Peace. I was in such turmoil and peace seemed to escape me. While living in the guest bedroom of dear friends, I was going over every day to this man that God had brought into my life and simply getting to know him in real time. I was also working on his home (preparing it for sale), or working on my health, or working on my support, or traveling all over the country, or...or...or! I joined a writer's guild, I threw myself into the word of God and I began the ever difficult struggle of getting settled into yet another life culture. The questions were so vast, the darkness was pretty overwhelming, and the guidance was so needed.

I changed the title of this blog from Mutating Missionary to Mutating Peace Seeker.

Now, after over a year of being in this place of confusion, I come full circle. I must admit and acknowledge. I miss this blog. This blog of questions, concerns, heartfelt pondering and even sometimes frustrations.

So I have decided to re-new this blog, return it to the old name, because in reality we really (if Christ followers) are all missionaries, and enjoy it once again.

And...because I wasn't finished with it yet.
I will be moving the site soon to another location, but I will need some tutoring on how to do that. So thank you for your patience. I will continue to post here until I have moved it and then I will leave the link and I hope you follow it!
Looking forward to being with you again. From one mutating missionary to another.

Because He IS the I AM,
i am
your mutating missionary
& Honey B.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I've been busy lately.

Moved from Germany in November 2014. Married August 2015.

I'm moving my blog.
If you are interested return here in about one month and you will find the link.

New life - new phases - new mission - new world.

Because He IS the I AM, i am

your mutating missionary
Ebenezer, Bourbon + Ginger

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yeshua, Yehoshua - Lent begins in just a few days ... remembering

May peace be with you

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

What does that mean to me? I desire to prepare my heart for this Easter celebration. Wanting to embrace it in a way that I have never embraced it before. I seek this year to commit every morning of the 40 days in remembrances of His acts of love. I don't know what those remembrances will be, but I want to spend time remembering. Here are a few ideas that are roaming in my head right now:

  1. acts of love that are shown in His word
  2. acts of love that I have read about
  3. acts of love someone I know has experienced
  4. acts of love my family members have experienced
  5. acts of love I have experienced

This morning I quickly listed as many things as I could remember of things that prepare me for the Crucifixion from the Old Testament - not any verses, just things I remember - here are a few I listed:  (recognize that my memory is not what it used to be)

1.Adam and Eve being kicked out of Eden because of buying into the serpent's lie - And Christ will stomp on the serpent's head
2. Noah and the flood - the ark - the rainbow
3. Abraham and Isaac - the sacrifice
4. Moses - Exodus - the passover - the doorposts being covered with blood - Life instead of Death
5. Leviticus - the scapegoat - the sacrificial lamb - the law - all completed and fulfilled through Christ and the cross

 These are just a few I remembered.

What do you remember?

And remembering is what it is all about.

May this Lent season bring you closer to the One who IS. The great God, 3 in 1, the Trinity.

And may we thank:
Yehoshua Son of God
Yehoshua Son of Man
Yehoshua Servant of All
Yehoshua Savior of the World
shua: original name of Jesus --  Yeshua, Yehoshua and Yeshu in the Talmud

For His sacrifice upon the cross, I am eternally grateful.

Because He IS the I AM, i am
your mutating missionary of peace
&HoneyB + Ebenezer + Ginger + Bourbon

Go in Peace

Thursday, February 5, 2015

May Peace be with You

My Great Grandfather and Grandmother
What a Heritage They Left Behind

Quotes from one of my favorite authors.

Leo Tolstoy.

I've decided to share seven of them here with you. They have roamed around in my head for a couple of days. These quotes are interesting and thought provoking. I invite you to join me in thinking about them for more than a passing over. Take one and think about it for a day.

1 "There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and
truth."    Leo Tolstoy

2 "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." Leo Tolstoy

3 "It is amazing how complete the delusion that beauty is goodness." Leo Tolstoy

4 "True life is lived when tiny changes occur." Leo Tolstoy

5 "Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible." Leo Tolstoy

6 "Boredom: the desire for desires." Leo Tolstoy

7 "Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold." Leo Tolstoy

May you find Peace this day

your mutating missionary in peace
&HoneyB + Ebenezer + Ginger + Bourbon

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Switzerland, I don't want to be nuetral anymore. Peace-filled, but not nuetral. Solid, but not in nuetral.

I'm in a learning curve again...

This was taken from the small village Saas Balen in Switzerland. I was there for a week in 2006.  The late afternoons were free - and I actually sat down and sketched!
Driving back to my flat with a dear seasoned missionary and her family, I recalled many of the events that propelled me down this road. This road of missions. And I was right where I was supposed to be... then!

I picked up many 'stones of remembrance' that day.
And God said: Remember.

I'm remembering. I want to Remember. But, I want more. I want to Remember and Share. Fun thing is - I've hesitated in sharing for over 30 years some of the things I desire to share now.

I have a dog named Ebenezer. His name means Stone of Help. I named him Ebenezer because I have a thing for stones, for rocks, for solid. And I needed one. A solid companion. Thus, I named my dog Ebenezer. A stone of help.

He delivers great joy and happiness.

I'm in process of much upheaval and change. These are changing times for everyone. We are in the midst of a changing culture. I am in the midst of a life-change. My friends are in the throes of a job-change. HoneyB is in the throes of a season change. And things are changing.

I am being called into a time of writing like never before. Why?

I have to stop using my voice for a while to prevent this disorder of my vocal chords to get any worse. I don't know how long that will be. Hopefully not too long. But if I don't heed this advice, I could truly lose my ability to verbally communicate - and that is obviously not something that would behoove anyone.

But Peace still resides in my spirit. My world is a bit topsy-turvey, but my spirit is calm. I'm enjoying this new adventure in a way. I'm being painted into a corner to stop and write. And writing is what I am doing.

I believe that through this writing a peace that has escaped me for a while will be found. So I enter into it with a little hesitation, lots of questions, not much planning, and both feet in... jump.

What will the genre be? What do I have to say? Can what I say make a difference? Do I want it to? Do I want to write for pleasure, or do I want to make a statement? Do I want to do both?

Following our passions allows us to find our purpose.
"We imagine that whatever is unpleasant is our duty! Is that anything like the spirit of our Lord --
"I delight to do Thy will, O My God." --- Oswald Chambers

Do you delight in something? Investigate it. 

I delight in writing. I find peace in writing. I will write.

more on this book later...

Your mutating missionary of peace
&HoneyB + Ebenezer + Ginger + Bourbon