Welcome, visionaries, dreamers, and readers. I’m Bonnie “Tekoa” Manning. Where to begin on this speed date?
I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother. I love research, poetry, dream interpretation, and creation. The Creator of all the universe wants to be intimate with you and He loves to whisper dreams to us in the night. His Voice is always speaking. His creation and His Word brings healing and refreshing to broken thirsty desert dwellers. My gift is my pen and I pray that you find something here whether a blog, a poem, or a devotional that brings a stirring to your soul and new life to your bones. You are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of the Holy One. Never forget that!
Since 2007 I have been studying ha-Satan, Spirits, Sickness and Demons from a Hebraic perspective and some hands-on training. Which led to my latest release, Satan Unmasked. I have also spent some time suffering which led to me realizing Joy is sitting right next to sorrow.
How do we make our journey from this mundane existence to heavenly joy? We wrap ourselves in the comfort of His light and His love. We become still from the inside out. We embrace ourselves. Our arms hold our soul, rocking and weeping. We feel every bit of the emptiness — the silence, the shame we have dressed ourselves in while weaving fig leaves and running from reality. Until finally, we open His Word and drink from the wellsprings of life. Then suddenly, He speaks, and we hear Him. It is the loudest voice we have ever heard and also the gentlest, most loving sound ever whispered. His still soft Voice comforts us. He says the same thing He spoke to Adam and Elijah, and many others, “Where are you? What are you doing here, here in this thirsty land?”
Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk. Without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.
Take the joyful quiz and rediscover your joy. Plus, enjoy a free chapter from my devotional Jumping for Joy in the Midst of Sorrow.