Something Wonderful is About to Happen!

Wednesday morning found me winding my way down Mukilteo Boulevard toward a favorite trailhead. It is mostly a residential neighborhood except for one cluster of commercial buildings. J-Lee Floors has been there for years. In front of this store is a signboard that read, “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

I like that. Just home from vacation, I had to face some business issues that did not make my heart sing. In fact, the approaching end of the month filled me with dread. I had a choice—throw in the towel or rise up and pursue possibility.

These words replayed in my mind, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” My husband has been reading Dr. Caroline Leaf’s book Switch on your Brain and told me that the Think and Grow Rich book is right on target with the way our minds work.

Hmmm. What if I daily practiced this recommendation? What might happen both in my business and in other areas of my life? What if I could find a few people to join me in this experiment? We could do a thirty day trial. Think about it.

Reflecting some more, I noted that the outcome of receiving the Wonderful involves a critical component—belief. 

A gratitude jar sits on my counter. You probably have one, too. It had been quite some time since I put anything into it. How about yours? It’s not that I’m not thankful, I am. Gratitude is great, but belief followed by results, that is wonderful! It reminds me of faith.

Faith pleases God.

Faith works by love.

Faith is setting your mind, your heart, your intentions on an expectation for good and not for evil.

What if I renamed the Gratitude Jar? I’ll call it, uh, the Something ‘Wonder’ Full jar?

Why will I spell it that way? Because it spotlights the word “wonder.” Wonder is that element that little children possess when they run to show mommy a first-time discovery. 

Recently I read that the Fear of the Lord is more about wonder than dread. Most people think dark thoughts about God when they hear this phrase. It inspires fear, so they recoil.

What if the fear of the Lord really is ALL about wonder?

I sure like wonder more than dread. Don’t you? I like hiking the woods and discovering hidden treasures like blooming trillium or giant back-lit leaves or rushing waterfalls.

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North Carolina’s Glen Falls

I like to be plumb full of wonder at the lovely surprises my Heavenly Father has tucked away for me to discover.

So I have renamed my Gratitude Jar. It is now the Something “Wonder” Full Jar. Today, I sat down and began to write out the wonder-filled experiences and opportunities that have come my way since I decided to “Believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” I have even had some business wins!

Would you like to join me? Try it for 30 days. Re-label your gratitude jar. Let’s see what exciting opportunities and warm affirmations begin to emerge as we apply belief—that old fashioned faith—to possibility.

Something Wonderful IS About to Happen!

Let me know if you are up for this experiment because wonder has far more to do with experiences and opportunities and insights than does dread.

I don’t need more dread; I need more wonder!

How about you?


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Discovered in the National Arboretum, Washington, DC


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Who Am I?

Have you ever been around someone who is so secure in their identity that the more you are with them the more they affirm who you are?

My Uncle Gene Horton was like that. Physically, he was one of the biggest men I have ever known with large hands, a big smile, and the curliest hair I had ever seen. He knew who he was and everyone who came near him knew that he loved them and saw possibility in them. He flourished as an elementary school principal. I think in his school, “Go to the principal’s office” had a different connotation. One look at this big man and you knew he had the hands and heart to pull destiny out you. Eloquent with words, he would make you a believer in yourself and your future. He made you look at yourself and everyone around you with fresh eyes–eyes focused on possibilty. My only regret is that he lived in Chattanooga, TN and I lived in Washington State. I simply did not get enough time with this incredible man.

I think my Uncle Gene was a bit like the Father of Glory. Both pull glory out of those who get near them. Both know their identity. When you know your identity, it is easy to pull identity out of another. There is no insecurity! God knows who He is. He identified himself as “I AM THAT I AM.” If you need to know more about Him go read the list of synonyms for the word good. Remember, scripture tells us “God is good!”

So what? Our culture is in an identity crisis. The biggest question in the hearts and minds of the current generation is “Who am I?” From Bruce Jenner to the kid in the church youth group down the street, this generation is desperate to identify their true identity.

For starters, they don’t know if they are male, female, heterosexual, bi-sexual, or a-sexual. All they know is their hearts are empty; there is no joy; there is no peace. Their life is a puzzle and they have no clue where to find the missing pieces.

May I submit to you that the Possibility Prayer is the most important prayer you will ever pray for your loved ones?

May I suggest that if you are a parent or grandparent you begin today to pray that your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren grow up with a strong sense of personal identity?

We have so minimized the knowledge of God thinking it was of no practical purpose. We thought God was only good for being religious and going to church and not doing this or that and calling everything a sin. We have little working knowledge of his true identity.

I want to get intimate with the One who knows who He is so he can show me how to be a full expression of who I am. How about you?

Join me in this daily prayer:

Mind! Awaken to Possibility!

Heart! Arise in Expectancy!

Soul! Rest in Tranquility!

Strength! Be Anchored in Humility

until I come into the Full Expression of my Christ-formed Identity!

Who am I?

Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!

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And the meaning of good is…?

Many years ago as a twelve year old girl, I accompanied my father to a nearby city where he had been asked to preach. Before the service, we were invited to dinner at a parishioner’s home.

While my dad and the host visited and I sat and listened, the man’s wife prepared the dinner. I do not remember the conversation except that a man by the name of John G. Lake was mentioned. If you don’t know this name, this will mean nothing to you. If you do know who John G. Lake was, then you will know that I remember this event because John G. Lake’s daughter served us burned liver and onions.

It was a quiet meal, even awkward, as we navigated around blackened breading. An occasional chair scraped against the wood floor, throats were cleared, and no thank yous softly spoken at the prospect of seconds.

What I do remember is that Wilford Reidt presented my dad with Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the King James Bible. As daddy was pretty much a walking Bible encyclopedia anyway, he gave it to me.

I loved this huge volume, as big as a desk dictionary. It delved into Hebrew and Greek words journeying deeply into the memory of each meaning.

Keeping my promise, I will tell you what Strong says about good as in “God is Good.” Psalm 136:1

The word good in the Hebrew is towb. Towb means good in the widest sense. It can be an adjective or a noun and it is used both in the masculine and the feminine, singular and plural. It is quite an encompassing word.

What you need to know about towb is that it can be translated into a variety of English words. This is where I invite you to focus. Read through this list and now picture a Good God! 

  • What do you notice?
  • Are these the characteristics of a dog?
  • Are these the characteristics of someone who is only good and not better and best?

Meditate on this list for 24 hours or 24 days and then tell me you don’t want your mind to Awaken to Possibility so you can receive revelation of this Glorious God.

Here’s the list. You might read through the list substituting each of the following words for the word good as in God is Beautiful! God is Best!






At ease


In favor








Likes best













Well favored.

By the time you finish, I hope you will be grabbing your head and declaring at the top of your lungs~

Mind! Awaken to Possibility!


Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!


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Who is Good?

Yesterday as I parked my car in the downtown corridor, I saw it on the car in the next stall. Right there starring straight at me with a halo over its floppy ears was the graphic design of a dog with a caption proclaiming the goodness of the dog. It is a registered trademark so I will let you draw the conclusions of this play on words.

Seriously, have they ever had a dog? I have. Our  dog was seriously not good most of the time. In fact, I truly believe he had a sin problem.


Once upon a time, I took our golden retriever with an attitude, as the breeder told the innocents with the checkbook, for a walk. On said walk, we passed by the house where the small bark-y dog, confined to an upper deck always barked and danced thumping his professionally trimmed nails like chalk on the deck.

This time, Cash had had enough. That barking establishment was going to receive retribution for all the times we had walked through the valley of the dogs–the only way out of our troll-guarded neighborhood. Cash leaned into the leash and started pulling me up the steep driveway. Once he identified the most advantageous spot for the wind to carry the noxious smell, he backed up and squatted his behind down on their concrete pad. Here, like a bank customer, he made a deposit. In your face little bark-y dog with the chalk board dance.

I knew straight away Cash was a fallen creature.

So you think dogs are good do you?  Are they good in the sense that God is good?

I maintain these people have no sense of the meaning of good; neither do they have a sense about this Glorious God who is altogether good!

I’ve gone long enough today. Come back tomorrow and I will give you a list of characteristics that simply defy dog, but glorify God who is most certainly Good!

Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!


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Dancing into the Glory

When you have a history as an academic librarian, you tend to live with books scattered throughout your space. Last night as I was de-booking a corner, I found an old diary (as the Brits say). Paging through the year 2004, I found some notes, actually gemstones, on how our brains work. Unfortunately, I did not save the speaker’s name, only that she was the “Creative Dance Lady” who spoke about the Brain Dance with emphasis on pre-schoolers.

drummers Here’s what she said,

  • Our brains are driven by our emotions.
  • IQ is influenced by experiences.
  • The brain can be reorganized at any time.
  • Learning is influenced by emotion.
  • The more little children see, say and do the more they can remember.
  • If babies don’t creep, they may have trouble tracking with the eyes across a page in reading.


Why am I sharing this right in the middle of writing about glory?

I have encouraged you to speak to your mind to awaken to revelation of the Father of Glory, the supereminent beauty. Remember beauty elicits the emotions of love, joy, peace, at the least! Who doesn’t want more of these delectable fruits in their life?

So you desire to receive, right?

Let’s get into the mechanics. I believe there is more to this Possibility Prayer than simply speaking it.

I would encourage you to break into song with “Glory, glory, glory!” Pick a lyric you know or just sing tones and add the word glory. Become immersed in that word. Picture your mind as a Keurig. You place the little pod of “possibility” in the upper chamber; you press the operation button by singing glory. Your cup is open and available. It is receptive. Glory begins to flow into the receptacle of your mind. Receive it! Drink deeply from it!

But don’t stop there. If the Creative Dance Lady knows what she is talking about, and as I recall she had all the credentials, there is more to having a mind receptive to possibility.

She said to move. Movement enhances learning.

Dance! Why not dance?

Dance for the glory!

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Close your drapes, shut your door, and dance to the glory! I know, most churches do not allow dancing, but nobody can stop you from dancing at home! Dance for the glory!

And then maybe again you will find a place that will celebrate the Glory in the dance. Join in!

dance for the glory 2Re-organize your brain to possibility! 

Be willing to look silly for the glory!

I know, it sounds crazy, but I didn’t say it, the Brain Dance lady said it. She said our brains are driven by our emotions. Be willing to get emotional for the glory! It’s glory is far beyond pigskin!

Wouldn’t you like to have a brain/mind that is open to extravagant possibility?

Haven’t you been living under the fog of impossibility for way too long?

Sing for the glory! Dance for the glory and as you do declare:

Mind! Awaken to Possibility!

Awaken to receive revelation of the Father of Glory!

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Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!

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Show Me Your Glory

It was a long weekend in the land of limited wi-fi. Rather than drive in pursuit of service, I just frolicked in all the greenness pressed up against the Cascade Range.  The pre-written posts were allowed to languish on my computer.

This morning I was in the mood for something fresh. It had been a while since I had grabbed my camera and sallied forth into the world to see what I could see, so I decided to assume a contemplative attitude and observe what visual communication I could have with the Father of Glory today.

The day was busy, but late tonight when I uploaded these photos I got excited.

If you read the last post, you know there is beauty and then there is glory. Glory is way beyond beauty. Our Father is the Glorious Father! He indeed blessed me today to see beauty that reminded me of his glory!

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poppy on the ground

red peony

Somehow, it seems to me that blossoms in the spring are about as close to glory as we can experience on this earth. This red peony, for example, is more elegant than the most elegant ball gown. This gown I saw recently at the High Style Show at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Called the “Tree” Ball gown, it was designed by Charles James with rigid interior boning.

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Somehow, this gown cannot touch the elegance of the red peony above which requires no interior boning.

Since we are parked on the Possibility Prayer, I want to share with you the four-petaled dogwood. I think it might help you remember the four parts of this prayer.


Mind! Awaken to Possibility!

Heart! Arise in Expectancy!

Soul! Rest in Tranquility!

Strength! Be Anchored in Humility until I come into the full expression of my Christ-formed destiny. 

Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!

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Will You Settle for Good?

What’s not to like about good? Plenty, if you look at the following list.

  • Good is a four letter word?
  • It is not as good as better or best.
  • Why settle for good when you can have the best?
  • It must be poor or why would it rank below better and best?
  • The Joneses don’t settle for good, so why should I?

We’ve all seen the comparisons in advertising or decorator magazines.More or less

There is the good sturdy and economical choice stool. It would be serviceable, but it must be bad or less than because it is only $79. I wonder if the paint will hold up? Maybe I should go for the best model at $229? It’s powder-coated. The paint will surely hold up on this one. Well, I really can’t justify purchasing four stools at $229 each! Maybe the better one would do at $149.

You know the routine of justifying because you don’t want to settle for what is only good.

So we may have heard that God is good and we said, “so what?” I want something better; I want the best; I want awesome! I am entitled!

In the last few blogs, we have been exploring awakening our minds to the possibility of getting to know this Father of Glory. Did you know that the same Bible that calls God the Father of Glory also declares God is Good? If beauty is good, why wouldn’t glory be so much better? It  becomes paramount that we have a better idea of the meaning of the word good.

Good is more than it is cracked it up to be!

Good really is amazing! And yes, you are entitled by the blood of Jesus to experience this goodness.

Goodness and glory–they go hand in hand.

Meditate on that for 24 hours.

Come back tomorrow and I’ll break down goodness.

Meanwhile keep declaring! Keep singing! Keep dancing!

Mind! Awaken to Possibility!

Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!

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