Legacy of Fruitfulness

Fab Five

Fab Five

MAY 8, 2016:  I knew I was a world changer.  I could have had a career as an artist, been the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or traveled the globe speaking, but I chose to give God my time, talent and treasure.

God told Rob and I to be fruitful and multiply! 🍍🍑🍒🍓🍋🍊🍐🍎.

Years later, these four are my fruit and my greatest life’s treasure. They are individual masterpieces each with their own destiny. These four Moores will be more, do more and leave more legacy than we could ever dream. Mother’s Day is a wonderful reminder of the joy of obedience to God’s plan, knowing that there is no happier place for me than being a momma. Thank you, God, for giving me this immense gift of motherhood.

Our children’s lives have multiplied mine and continue to remind me of the love Rob and I had between us. It is a day of humble gratefulness that he would choose me to be the one that brought forth these four mighty worldchangers. They started by changing my world completely and I have changed the world by raising them.

Dream Bigger.

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One Thanksgiving our family sat around the table and at the time when we would all normally share what we were thankful for, Rob changed it up and asked everyone to share their dreams. The kids shared about finishing college, getting jobs, finding love etc.. When they finished, Rob shook his head. “Nope, those are not dreams. Those are all things that are already within your grasp and almost inevitably will happen. I want to hear dreams that most certainly will involve God working on your behalf. Dreams that that you don’t conceive any way of them happening without God. Now start over.” Wow! That threw us for a loop. Everyone sat thinking about this new dream level. Madison Kamalei was the first to speak. She had just started singing on the worship team and taking vocal lessons. She said, “I don’t know how this would ever happen because I have never heard any vision or direction for it, but if our church worship band ever went on tour it is my dream that I would be able to go.” Everyone else also shared some equally amazing far-reaching dreams and dinner was over. We took a million family photos that day and laughed together until we cried. As wonder-filled as it was, it was to be our last time together as a family. As unlikely as it would seem, Rob unexpectedly died of a heart attack a few short days later. Our family’s grief and the remaining holidays took all of our capacity to survive. The following April, we came to Rob’s birthday. He would have been 53. Madison Kamalei came into the study with tears in her eyes. “Mom, I just got an email. The Elevate Life Worship Team is going on tour this summer and I have asked to be a part of it!” God whispered a reminder of that Thanksgiving dinner conversation to my ear. I reminisced with Madison Kamalei about that day and asked her if she remembered the dream in her heart that she shared with her daddy. She burst out crying and said, “He gave me the BEST gift for his birthday!” Her dreams are coming true and we celebrate a father who would intentionally lead us to reach for the MORE that God has for us and always reminds us that God is able to do “exceedingly, abundantly more than we ask or think.” #askmore #moretour #elevateyourthinking

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Home in the Islands

May 1, 2016:   Happy Lei Day May 1st! As I watch this video, I am so grateful to have had a soulmate who stole me away to the islands in my early twenties. We played in the sand, opened Christmas presents on the beach, went snorkeling and scuba diving, rode ouriggers, surfboards, canoes and paddleboards, ate the fish we and our friends caught, raised our babies in relaxed sunny days and had the most incredible life. As magical as it was, it is merely a small glimpse of the paradise that awaits. My soulmate has gone ahead of me (ahead of all of us) and is enjoying the delight of what God has prepared for those who love him. I am so thankful for the reminder of Hawaii, that our God is a good good father who prepares beauty for us. ‪#‎seeyousoonenough‬ ‪#‎hawaii‬ ‪#‎paradise‬

 

His Hands

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His hands. I so loved his hands. Whether he was anointing my forehead with oil to pray for my headaches, caressing my shoulders to magically release all the tension or just letting me curl my fingers in his while we sat together in church, his hands will be forever etched in my mind. Seeing his wedding ring on that masculine hairy paw gave me a thrill. Even enough to take this picture a year ago while we were parked at a Starbucks. He thought I was crazy but I sooo loved his hands!

Hands are so significant in the Word of God. The priest poured oil in his left palm before dipping into it to bless and anoint (Levitucus 14) , God measures the oceans by the palm of his hand (Isaiah 40:2), and the Word calls us a crown of splendor in his hands (Isaiah 62:3). I like to remind myself that he can hide me in His palm (Isaiah 49:2) but I will forever associate this verse with my husbands hands: “When you fall, you won’t be hurled headlong because the Lord is the One who holds your hand now.” (Psalm 37:4) #thankyouJesus #holdingon  #mooredivinefingerprint

April 23, 2000 – A Sunday to Remember

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Sunday. A magnificent day. This is Rob’s first day as a Senior Pastor. Speaking the word of God with a Hawaiian ocean backdrop was just one of the amazing events of the day.

That Sunday, April 23, 2000 was also Rob’s 38th birthday.

And Easter Sunday. Wow, what a day.

Rob’s family flew in from the Mainland for the occasion. Then, his mother asked her son to baptize her on this momentous day. A glorious morning, indeed.

As the son was baptizing his mother, with rich emotion, the Spirit of God moved his 8 year old daughter, Morgan, to also climb in the water to be baptized –Easter dress and all. Oh, what a day!!!! 🙏🏼🌟🎉.

I don’t know what your Sunday is looking like but God has a way of making ordinary days absolutely extraordinary!!! #gloriousdaysahead #mooredivinefingerprint

“Take Me Away” Tuesday

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Spending time today in the most beautiful workspace.

God uses his creation to generate energy. Wind power, solar power, hydroelectric power, geothermal power are all ways man is learning to harness God’s provision of energy, but we forget to regenerate ourselves in His creation.

Get outdoors and bike into the wind, curl your toes in the soil or sand, let the waves wash over you and the sun warm your skin. Beach days are POWER UP days! ‪#‎selah‬ ‪#‎outdoors‬ ‪#‎perfectweather‬ ‪#‎hawaiianholidays‬ ‪#‎takemeawaytuesday‬

Accept Unspoken Apologies

Church on the Rock, Sedona Arizona

Church on the Rock, Sedona Arizona

April 21, 2016:   Key to great relationships is to be a great apologizer, a great forgiver and to love people in the way they want to receive love. ~ @keithcraft 💪🏼. Make relationships easier by accepting the apologies you never got. ~@havilahcunnington 🙌🏼 ‪#‎radicalgrowthseries‬ ‪#‎offensedivides‬ ‪#‎loveunites‬

 

 

Witnessing Vow Ceremonies

March 10, 2016: .

Weddings are important to God. Marriage represents a powerful union.

A man and woman take on the nature of the relationship between Christ and his Church. He lays his life down in love and she honors and respects. Taking on that nature also earns a couple the hatred of all hell. It creates an enemy on the prowl to dissolve that union.

Unwittingly, couples take the bait 50% of the time. They forget the primal admonition to “Stand Firm” and “Resist the Enemy” and to “Not Allow a Foothold of the Enemy by going to bed with unresolved anger”. They don’t go to the Word of God to get the tools they need. They allow the flesh to rise up and dictate their “feelings”. They are deceived. And defeated. Then the enemy uses their failed marriages to lord it over them and beat them down.

Their once greatest joy and excitement becomes their greatest pain and shame. It should not be so. Our job of the witnesses at these weddings it to champion the upholding of the vows and the walking it out. God is counting on you to stand with that couple when all hell breaks loose against them.

If you are blessed enough to be invited to be present at someone’s wedding, take your role seriously. They are vow ceremonies between God and man and they are very important to Him. ‪#‎weddingbells‬ ‪#‎shefellforOdell

[19 year old Rob at his cousin Linda’s wedding.]

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Hello Prom Date!

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April 20, 2016:

#‎hellopromdate‬. Don’t you love prom season when everyone puts forth their best effort to impress and leave a lasting good memory?

When we make an effort, we want to be rewarded. But God says, “Do not grow weary in doing good.”

When we do our part, we expect our spouse to meet us half-way. But God says, “Sow for yourselves seeds of righteousness to reap the fruit of unfailing love,” which has nothing to do with your spouse’s actions.

God goes contrary to our human nature. He gives the husband the arduous task of laying down his life for his woman and the woman gets this charge: “Respect and delight in your husband [notice him and prefer him and treat him with loving concern, treasuring him, honoring him, and holding him dear]”.

Do you see the design? Neither man or woman is able to do what God commanded without God’s divine assistance. Women instinctively lay down their lives and men can show respect as easily as breathing, but we are given the charge to elevate from our flesh to God’s spirit. So, you want a supernaturally charged marriage? Put your effort into seeking God’s power to do what you cannot do by yourself. Then ‪#‎everydayispromday‬ ‪#‎seekhispresence‬ ‪#‎betransformedbytherenewingofyourmind‬

How To Finish

“It is finished!” said Jesus. Most times I struggle with finishing things well. I get stuck in the middle and end up bailing out or I get tired or lazy and let things just peter out without coming to a final conclusion. In my worst times, I have blown up and walked away, leaving everyone wondering, “What happened?” 10635792_10205558771756389_8603158712136971450_n-2I am so glad that I have a Savior who gave me the example of how to finish things completely. He finished sin. He finished death. He finished my separation from a perfect holy God.

He also showed me HOW to finish. 1. Leave things better than you found them. 2. Take the high road and forgive others before you go because they don’t really know what they are doing. 3. Introduce someone to supercede you that can exceed even your own capabilities (Jesus left his Holy Spirit). It is a great skill and benefit to me to learn how to finish well. Because how I finish one thing is how I begin my next thing. Thank you Lord for Good Friday finishes and Resurrection Sunday beginnings. ‪#‎maverickmentor‬