Enter into the Secret Garden, a place of tranquility and peace.
I call it my HAPPY PLACE!
A personal relationship with the Lord, and prayer is the key to victorious living.
Come join me as we Ask, Seek and Knock on the door of the heart of God for the answers to life.
This is the place to just be you, pour out your heart, and find solace. There is peace in the garden, tranquility and freedom from all burdens.




"Dear Jesus...
how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here."
— Corrie Ten Boom (The Hiding Place)


Thursday, January 2, 2014

HE TURNS OUR MOURNING INTO MORNING!



GOOD MORNING !! HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ..

I BELIEVE THIS CAN BE
YOUR BEST YEAR EVER ..

AT THE AGE OF 67 I HAVE BEEN PONDERING
VERY RECENTLY THAT PERHAPS
GOD IS SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST !!
 

 Guess what ?? I have a Mourning Dove (Turtle Dove) nest right above my kitchen window!!! I heard them yesterday cooing to one another and singing so beautifully and when looking up, I could see the mother dove. Her nest is perched on top of my entrance way speaker, and I made a mental note not to turn it on and startle her!  Soon there will be babies and I will be able to watch the process of them being born and raised!

I began to think about the fact that tomorrow January 3, 2014 will be one year since we brought my late husband Joe to the hospital with stomach issues leading to a simple gallbladder removal.. which resulted in two cuts to his liver, a need of a liver transplant and his subsequent death February 1, 2013. 

The neat thing about Mourning Doves is that they mate for life cool huh?  I thought I would be with my husband forever.  This is the second husband I have lost in 9 years.  I certainly did not expect to lose another husband and to be with him for only 5 1/2 years.  As I looked at this bird and her nest, I thought about the name Mourning Dove.  

I then began to ponder the fact that for almost the last year I have been going through the process of mourning in many areas with three major losses, my husband, my 4 lb Yorkie named Gidget who had been our constant companion and my 19 year old granddaughter. 

Overwhelming circumstances to grieve over.  In many ways I had lost my song.  Grief is a process.  Going through the stages of Mourning are not easy, and many times you feel as though you are indeed in the winter of your life cold and lifeless under the ground.  Finding yourself crying and mourning at the most inopportune times with no control.. but all part of the process. 

Your mourning may be different .. perhaps you lost your home, your job, your zest for life, your vision for a future, or just the vitality and energy you once had. Perhaps you have experienced relationship problems that are not bringing forth fruit.  Perhaps your finances are all but shattered, or maybe you have been experiencing grief over things that have been happening with your children.  Maybe health issues have you grieving for your youth.  Or the worse scenario maybe you have lost your desire for a deep relationship with God or any desire to seek Him.  Maybe you have been searching for answers to life in your own strength so long and have tried to figure it out all by yourself. Maybe you have never really allowed God to love you to life.  Or maybe you are mourning what might have been or could have been or should have been. 

But, God has said and has proven time and again that He turns our Mourning into dancing.  He says there is Joy in the Morning .. Interesting play on words I thought to myself.  He is the bread of life and desires to take our most difficult times and feed us with fresh desires and new songs to sing. 
He turns our Mourning into Morning
if we will but let Him. 
 
If we will trust Him, He will even bring those to help us through the process. 

This holiday season was particularly hard for me with it being the first year of so many things.. the first one without Bart, my granddaughter and my Yorkie.  I had met Joe on New Year's Eve ..so that was hard..   the entrance to the hospital when his demise began .. January 3, 2013 .. the closeness of the anniversary of his death Feb 1, 2013 ... I barely thought I would be able to get through this time, but God sent me precious ones to help me through this time and amazingly I am almost on the other side of it looking back.  The major part is over and I truly am singing His praises for helping me through and for the people He has put in my path.  He sent quiet, steady, mature, tender and loving ones who understood my deep sorrow and who had just the right words, songs, scriptures, ways to make me laugh meaningful signs of love to lead me through this valley.  

I can only tell you.. that I do not know what I would have done had it not been for God and these people.  God even used high school friends who I have reconnected with on Facebook and other areas to love me through this time. 
 

It made me think of one of my favorite scriptures ever from song of Solomon 2:10-13 

10- My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,

11 for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.

12 The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing[a] has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

13 The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.




I know it is still winter .. but in reality I think many people have been feeling as though they have been going through a winter season in their lives where it has seemed dead with not a lot of life in sight ... but I feel God gave me this nest as a sign that new life is coming forth in our lives .. and telling us the winter season in our lives is over and gone ... I am so glad that we are God's beloved and He calls us His love.  It does not matter whether we are male or female, we are still His love.   .. He does not want us to stay in a dormant state, He desires that we come out of the place beneath the cold hard snow and break out into blooms in His garden.  and He has a new song for us even in the nighttime of our lives when there seems to be no song..  He wants us to come away from the areas that are causing us  to feel, stiff, hard hearted, bitter, resistant, fearful of the future, afraid of loving or trying again. 

Maybe some have been in a dormant stage due to too many losses .. maybe even afraid to love again. 

A friend had me listen to a song I knew from years ago, sung by Bette Midler, but had not really given much thought to the lyrics. 

Here is the sight for this song and the lyrics which I now have printed out and in my office:
 

 
"The Rose"
 Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.


When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose.

 
God is making Roses in HIs garden .. He says to us:   Arise, my love, and come away with me ....  He is singing His love song to us and calling us away from discouragement and hopelessness, lack of enthusiasm and vibrancy.  Many have been feeling stagnant and lifeless.  I believe God wants to fill us with new expectancy and life with plans and purpose and a new beginning and song in our hearts.

My prayer for you this coming year is that God will take any area of your life where you have been experiencing a death process and turn your

MOURNING INTO MORNING
 
AND A NEW SONG IN YOUR HEART
Wishing you all a bright and Happy New Year
with God's manifold blessings.
 
 

  With love and anticipation,

Reverend Donna Trexler-Geertz

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

COME AWAY WITH ME


While re-reading this word today..August 17, 2011… the thought struck me about how God gives us words ahead of time to prepare us for the future. I believe this word is a timeless word.. however, I also believe it is so much for today. If there ever was a time that we needed to separate the vile from the true.. it is today. If there ever was a time we needed to get up on the lap of God and block out the things of the world, and come close enough to hear a clear word from the Father .. it is NOW! I pray this word will bless you as much as it touched my heart.



A Chair for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.... where are WE???? 
 On Daddy God's lap of course!!


Thoughts from Donna

I was reading a prophetic word recently  “School in Hell – 4/25/00” by Holly Moody at: hlmoody61@aol.com  if she is still available at this address perhaps you can contact her, for a  copy?  It is a very much on-time word for the body today.  While reading about the vision God had given to her, the Lord stopped me and gave me the following word, I would like to share it with you.

In the word and vision God gave me, He said He is trying to convey to His beloved children that our warfare today is to enter into His presence.  He has a place for us where the enemy cannot touch us, a place where He will impart courage for the battle, where He will reveal the enemies plans so we will not be confused by the counterfeit, where we will be able to discern between the enemies lies and God’s truths. 
 
I was reminded that bank tellers are trained by handling only real money for a long season, then at a specified time, counterfeit money is introduced, and immediately the counterfeit is evident and easy to detect, because they have spent so much time touching and coming to KNOW THE REAL. (The sheep hear HIS voice.   God’s children have come to a place that NOTHING else but Jesus will do.. only His presence, relationship with our Master, and loving Him is all that matters.  It’s ALL ABOUT YOU, JESUS.  
 
Our Heavenly Father desires to soak, drench, inundate us, and flood our very being with His love and courage, wisdom, understanding and Godly knowledge for the next steps He has for us.  The only place we can receive this impartation is up on Pa Pa God’s lap.  I’ll be looking forward to seeing you there beloved!  Here is the word:
 

 

COME AWAY


COME AWAY WITH ME
COME AND PRAY WITH ME
TO A PLACE FOR JUST WE TWO
 
FOR MY DEAREST LAMB
COME AND HEAR MY PLAN
WITH ETERNITY IN VIEW
 
FOR THE TIME DRAWS NEAR
I WILL MAKE IT CLEAR
WHAT I INTEND TO DO
BUT THE ONLY WAY
IF  IN MY PRESENCE YOU’LL STAY
I WILL SEPARATE THE VILE FROM THE TRUE
 
I REMOVE ALL FEAR
AS I HOLD YOU NEAR
IMPART COURAGE TO SEE YOU THROUGH

IN THIS PLACE WITH ME
YOU WILL SURELY SEE
I HAVE EYES FOR ONLY YOU!

Reverend Donna Trexler  5/25/00
Heart To Heart Ministries 2000
COPYRIGHTED please do not use without permission 

Friday, July 29, 2011

IS IT ENOUGH FOR YOU?


GOD IS ALL I NEED!

This was sent to me years ago when I was going through an extremely difficult time.  It is such a blessing to have other believers who will pray for you and hear from God when you can't.  This is what my friend wrote... For any readers who are feeling that everything is in vain right now.. this word may be for you.  It has ministered to many people. This is what my friend wrote:

Here is the song birthed this morning for you, for the Bride.  I love you.  You are altogether lovely JoAnn

IS IT ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Is it enough for you, just to be my friend

          Is it enough for you that my love will never end

Is it enough for you that I died to set you free

          Is it enough for you to place your trust in Me

Is it enough for you when the way isn't clear

          Is it enough for you to know that I am near

Is it enough for you that My Word is your light

          Is it enough for you to guide you through the night

Am I enough for you when your heart is filled with fear

          Am I enough for you, My love dries every tear

Am I enough for you, what else would you desire

          Am I enough for you when you pass through the fire

Am I enough for you when you think it's all in vain

          Am I enough for you to comfort all your pain

Am I enough for you as my life through you is told

          Am I enough for you as you come forth as gold

Say I'm enough for you just to be your friend

         Say I'm enough for you, our love will never end.

Say I'm enough for you, hold My hand & walk with Me

          Say I'm enough for you, My Beloved Bride you'll be. 



© Simply Sonshine 1998 
Song from the Lord
given to JoAnn Parrott
2/25/98



My footnote: We could lose it all, but if we have our precious Jesus, that’s all that matters.. God is teaching us all to come back to our first love.. and to be content.. help us all to refocus on what is important and eternal.. help us Lord to continue to trust you even when we don’t understand.. that is the TRUE essence of what FAITH is all about .. I want us all to permeate with His essence of trust .. trust and obey ..

Reverend Donna Trexler-Geertz

donnatrex@yahoo.com

FACE TO FACE


JESUS TALKING TO HIS PEOPLE

This is a corporate word given at
Heart To Heart Christian Church
where my late husband and myself pastored.
Several people in the congregation shared
what they felt God was speaking.  As I
reread this word, I felt to add it in this
blog as I believe this word is still for us
today.  Blessings.. Reverend Donna Geertz



FACE TO FACE

BETH VAIL:

I am taking you to a place of a Face To Face encounter, to a place of change of heart, to a place that you know not of... Of a degree that I want to touch you, of a degree that I want to fellowship with you, of a degree that I want to ETCH My character INTO YOU that is greater than you have ever experienced ..

Are you WILLING for a Face to Face relationship with Me? Are you WILLING to lay upon the altar and have an encounter with Me?

Are you WILLING for Me to change you ... to give you New Eyes, to give you New Ears, to give you a New Mouth, to give you a New Touch ?

But, TRULY, IF YOU ARE WILLING ... I WILL. .. I WILL.  Because I AM the God that created the heavens and the earth, there is NOTHING TOO LARGE FOR MEIF YOU ARE WiLLING .... I WILL.  

GREG BERRY:  

I took Moses, saith the Lord, who had no confidence ...a man who ran, and I turned his life around and I USED that VERY WEAKNESS and made him STRONG. As I spoke to my people, Israel, so I say to you "The VERY AREAS in your life that you are weak, I will make YOU STRONG, I WILL and CAN DO the very things that you DOUBT, that which you say CANNOT BE DONE, for I AM GOD, I AM THAT I AM, I SAY TO YOU I AM THAT I AM.

CHRIS MCGRAW:  

"I breathe BREATH into you, I breathe the WORD into you and I shall breathe GLORY INTO YOU" saith the Lord.

PASTOR DONNA:

Father, as we enter into our Sabbath Rest this week,whenever that time and day is for us personally, I pray that we would strive to enter into that Rest IN YOU ... and Lord, in that Rest, we would REFLECT upon Your magnificence, we would reflect upon Your bigness, we would reflect upon the God who is ABLE, we would reflect upon the areas in our lives where we have not perceived you as The ALL SUFFICIENT ONE. .. where we have considered our circumstances, or our situations larger than You... but, as we come into that Secret Place with You, we can reflect upon YOU, and ask that you will open the eyes of our understanding and enlighten us to see your Greatness ... may we see and hear in even Greater ways. 

Open our spiritual ears and eyes to hear and see you in New Ways, so that WE NOT REMAIN the same, but begin to bear fruit which WILL REMAIN.

We desire to move from Glory To Glory ... and to be light bearers in Your Kingdom. We desire FACE to FACE encounters with you our God and King.  A shallow relationship is NOT what we are looking for.

God cause us to come to an acknowledging and knowledge of the greatness of our sins, and create in us a perfect HATRED for our sins, that we not remain complacent and apathetic ...with our lives like yo-yo's ... up and down, in and out, but begin to walk in stability... may we experience a REAL burning bush experience .... as Jacob
realized who he truly was, let us realize who WE truly are and be changed.

KA Y SUGGS:

The Lord would say: "I am taking Form, I am taking form in your lives saith the Lord, and I will take a New form in your lives says God, there are some forms in your life that are Not of me, but there are many things that I am getting ready to turn within your lives, and you will see the form take place in areas of your lives that you have not been able to take dominion over. God says, that He will take form, that Christ will take form within you ... as you have lifted up Holy hands today and as you cried out to me says God ... I will take form within you, I will take that which you could not handle says God, as you are laying down, and releasing things into My hands today ... there's a Releasing in the house today says God ... and that which you have released, I will sweep in swiftly, I will sweep in with My Spirit swiftly and do the work that you ask Me to do. As you have layed down yourselves upon the altar of sacrifice, I will cause a form to begin taking place.

There have been areas that, Yes,you could NOT HANDLE, for they were NEVER intended for YOU to handle. I AM the God, I AM the God who has said: I AM THAT I AM, and I will cause the crooked paths to be made straight, I will cause those areas of your life that have not been under your control, they will no longer be in that uncontrollable state ..... Ha, Ha, Ha, for they will be in the form that I INTENDED to place upon you. I intended to place My mark upon you from the very beginning,

I AM marking you this day, saith God, I am causing My mark to be upon your flesh, saith God, and you will be able to look upon yourself and KNOW that the change has taken place ... for I will cause you to THINK a different way, I will cause you to see things a different way, and I will cause you to SPEAK a different way says God.

I'm marking your lips this day for MY service ... the words that you speak that come out of your flesh ... I will cause it to burn as it were that coal of fire, I AM placing the coal of fire upon your lips today says God, you will not use the tongue as an instrument of you OWN pleasure, but it will be an instrument for My service says God ... you will speak what I say, says God .... in EVERY situation, whether you call it Natural or Spiritual... you are to utter words that are only from My Spirit from those lips of clay says God and I will cause the things that you have PRAYED AND PRAYED AND PRAYED and there's been no answers, I will cause those things to come to pass SO QUICKLY, you'll say ... "why didn't I do this before?"

But, God says .... "It wasn't the SEASON BEFORE there are SEASONS for RELEASING .. God says, don't miss the SEASON OF MY VISITATION, Receive the release TODAY and go to a different place.

PASTOR BART:

Something I realized today was that I had always thought that Moses was running from the authorities because he had killed a man, but what I didn't realize was that he was really running from GOD, there had been a breach with God .... and as long as we allow those things that we have done wrong come between us, we are NEVER going to have a full relationship with God .... we don't want to be years in a desert place to get that out of us..

THIS WAS A GOOD DAY IN THE LORD ....
ONLY JESUS ....IS ENOUGH!
HE'S ALL WE NEED, HE'S ALL WE'LL EVER NEED.

Amen!

Corporate word given 6/3/03 at
Heart To Heart Christian Church

donnatrex@yahoo.com


RISEN LAMB





RISEN LAMB

Risen Lamb who has overcome

show me how it's done.

You paid the price

need I do it twice?

The ransom was paid

my self-effort now fades,

for the foundation’s been laid

I’m no longer afraid.


It's not in my power or might,

but, through your glorious light -

the truth of your word –

the blood sacrifice.


Empower me now as I humbly bow

at the hem of your garment

for strength and the grace

as I lean on you now.


May I stand and proclaim

Victory in your name

My Jesus, My Savior

Forever the Same.


given by the Holy Spirit to:

Reverend Donna Trexler 10/3/99

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

THE BLESSING


 

THE BLESSING
We pronounce the blessing… that you are blessed at home, at your work place, in your church, in what you produce.  You sow only good seeds and you are fruitful and multiply.  We declare that your finances are blessed.  Your obedient tithing opens the windows of heaven and your abundant offerings pour out a blessing you cannot contain!  You prosper even as your soul prospers.  You honor and respect your parents and are blessed with a long and prosperous life.  You are blessed when you go out and blessed when you come in according to the word of God.

Your greatest aspiration is to come into the presence of God and to know and be known by Him, to be a lover of God and people of all walks of life. You worship in Spirit and in truth.  You are free from inhibitions and pride and are not under the law, but walk in liberty.  You do not lean on your own understanding, but on God.  You are not entrapped by the world’s ways of thinking, and you pray unceasingly until the answer comes, doing warfare in the heavenlies, fasting, interceding and not giving up, and standing firm in your convictions and beliefs.  Your heart is that of a true servant, always desiring and actively looking for ways to meet others needs above and before your own.  People gravitate to you because you treat them as Jesus would, preferring them over yourself, and loving unconditionally.

May God’s word be in your heart and mouth; alive and full of power, and rightly dividing the word of truth.  The word of God is active in you, and operates through you… it invigorates you, and is effective for you and through you, it does not return void, but accomplishes the desired results. 

Because you are a child of God… through Him, you are able, sufficient, and worthy to be a minister of the Good News.  You shall walk continually in the arena of success and will share the portion of inheritance as an heir of salvation.  The only fear you have is an awesome and reverent fear of the Lord.  You are free from the fear of man, the fear of failure and doubt, and you are blessed with the spirit of power and love, and a calm and balanced mind, sound in all its ways.  You believe “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, according to the word of God.  You are free from sinful passions and moral conflict and are not given to the temptations of the flesh. You are not vain, nor do you covet.  Decisions in your life are not dictated by hurts or actions of the past, but are carefully prayed about with agreement of two or three witnesses. You are not compelled to do things that seem good in your own eyes.  You walk in a heart of true repentance, recognizing and quickly admitting when you are wrong and you know freedom from sin is not in anything you can do of yourself, but of the power of the cross in your life.   You realize there is a season for everything.  You are willing to wait on God’s timing and do not take things into your own hands, quietly stepping back, trusting God and watching Him bring forth good fruit.

You attend to the word of God, consent and submit to it.  The word does not depart from your lips, it is hidden in your heart as a  treasure… a delight to you, your shield, buckler, and strong defense.  It is life, healing and health to your flesh.  Mercy, compassion, kindness and truth are your constant companions, and you walk in favor, good understanding, knowledge and wisdom in the Lord.  You have unmerited favor and stand in great esteem in the sight of the Lord and man.  Your heart is always open to forgive and to be a minister of reconciliation.  You make the first step when the bond of unity has been broken instead of holding on to your own headstrong carnal ways.  You have a teachable spirit and take advice from Godly counsel. You heed those of understanding and not stubborn or demand your own way.  You look for the golden nugget of truth when you are corrected, being quick to contemplate first where you can change. You desire to grow up in Christ and put away childish thing.   

Your children are taught of the Lord, obeying their parents, respecting authority and living virtuous lives.  They are not given to outbursts, lascivious speech, sudden anger, addictions or unclean living.  They are honest in all matters and are not stiff necked.  You do not provoke your children to wrath.  They rise up and called you blessed and bring delight and not shame upon parents.

Everything you set your hand to do shall prosper, and you are blessed with life in abundance.  Your reward in Christ is rich, intense and abundant. Your first passion is the Lord in your life.  You are like a tree firmly planted by the living water, tended continually by the Master … bringing forth much fruit.

You count the cost and are willing to pay the price to walk the path set before you.  Now thanks be to God who always causes you to triumph in Christ!



Reverend Donna Trexler-Geertz
Heart To Heart Ministries  2001

donnatrex@yahoo.com