America – What we have in Common!

Americans are more against each other than for one another. The division in our nation is great; unprecedented. I don’t have a clue how to fix it? Maybe your like me, tired, frightened and worried for your family only trying to survive another day. A recent article talked about America heading toward succession because of the differences we are battling. A divided America…. That can Never Happen! A divided America cannot stand.

What do Americans have in common? All Americans in some form pursue the American dream, choices belong to individuals, not government, in the pursuit of happiness, freedom. A majority want a government that is for all people that can be trusted. A voting system that is ethical. Good medical care. Systems in place that protect all people from “Big Pharm” and researchers that want cures and search for them. Affordable Housing. Our children are our legacy and our greatest treasure, we need better education, childcare that is affordable to all and to allow our children to pursue their dreams in life without fear. Racism has many categories and our nation needs racial healing. Discrimination is ongoing and our systems need a revamp, holding workplaces accountable, without retaliation, fearmongering, or loss of employment. With all we know, how do we go forward and make America better? Maybe it starts with being free thinkers, instead of being spoon fed information and beginning conversations that bring about change or asking questions like ” How do you know what you know? What are your sources? Is there a monetary kickback for your work?. The conversations will be hard, yet the possibility of reconciliation could bring back unification of America.

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, we need you! Our fight isn’t against people on earth but against the rulers and the authorities and powers of this worlds darkness. Against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world. Lord, today we put on the full armor of God.On the day of evil we, your creation can stand strong, knowing you fight for us and when we are weak, God you are a strong house, a tower who covers us and protects us with your wings. Lord we submit to you, resisting the devil so he will flee from our land. Thank you for disarming the devil and making a public spectacle of the forces of evil triumphing over them by the work of the cross. Lord bind up all strategies of old of the enemy. Lord may you rebuke this Great Spiritual Deception, cancelling its abilities to deceive! Lord, thank you in advance for canceling, voiding and nullifying all plans against humanity.Thank you for loving us and fighting for us all! Lord thank you for releasing from heaven a spiritual, physical , mental and emotional healing for every man, woman and child from crown of our heads to souls of our feet with rivers of living water running through us, cleansing us from spiritual battles and man made battles, surrounding our nation with the pure white light of Christ’s Love, enveloping this nation from sea to shinning sea. Thank you Lord that we are loved more than we can ever imagine by a God who died for our sins so that we may live and have eternal life! Healing starts with remembering we are all connected and part of a wonderful plan, God has plans to prosper and not harm to give us all HOPE! The division needs to stop, when Jesus died on the cross, he died for ALL!You All are my Brothers and Sisters, we are All Americans! Our country was built on God, we may be broken , yet we are not defeated! May God’s weepers and warriors arise and pray!

In Jesus Name! Amen!

To answer my own question, “What do Americans have in common? The answer is simple! LOVE. God our creator loves us all!

Pure Unconditional❤️

How the Littlest Angel Turned Sobbing to Joy!

Re-blog of Christmas past story I wrote, may the story encourage, bring forth hope! Our answers are just a prayer away!

Christmas

The Lord God Almighty stood before his angels, looking intently at the human race. God’s voice roared announcing to his Warrior Angels he had a very important mission for them, that they were to descend upon the earth and find all the prayers of his faithful servants, who praised and worshipped him in the Christmas Season, his earthly birthday.

The angels that will live forever passed the powers as they parted allowing them to go down to earth in a spiraling mass of anticipation, seeking beloved saints, who had stayed the course and remained faithful. When the last and littlest angel passed the powers they turned and closed up the realm of heaven.

“Yonah” which means, “Dove” was the littlest angel of the masses who quickly flew to catch up with his fellow warrior angles, His heart-shaped face, was in deep concentration encased with reddish hair, and deep soulful blue eyes. Yonah was breathtakingly beyond beautiful, a creature blessed by God, for what he lacked in size he had in strength and heart. He paused in his descent, and hovered with the light fluttering of his wings, he looked in all directions and noticed how still and quiet it was, something was not right. With that thought he folded his wings inward and dove, he had to find her, maybe she was still praying, for he knew he could detect the weakest of prayers. Down he went.

Cindy was winding down and watching the six o clock news, her coffee had grown cold, oh, why in the world did she turn that dang TV on, there was never any good news unless you counted the weather report, and all it showed was a forecast of possible snow and ice. Her thoughts drifted to the last few years, she could not remember the last time she had felt joy, she remembered her episodes of sobbing and feeling of hopelessness, after her husband walked out and abandoned her, the rug being pulled out from under her when housing market started to falter and her boss laid her off, then the economy crashed and the bottom fell out, her savings went to help her daughter finish school and to help her with attorney fees in a heated custody battle over her granddaughter, now she was in her second extension of lay off, she had lost her home, had to give away all her belongings, her car engine blew, and she only had five weeks of unemployment left. During all this time she had been sick with a thyroid issue, she gained over fifty pounds, three fourths of her hair fell out, she had a cyst in her breast, severe acid re flux, she went from the person she recognized to looking like a stranger, then came the allergic reactions, inability to breath, then her doctor let her go as a patient, saying she was too difficult to treat, she could no longer focus, or keep her thoughts straight, she kept writing notes to herself so she would not forget what she needed to do or what she had said to someone in conversation, her family relationships became strained, her friends walked away without even looking back. Job-hunting was hopeless; she did not even have a college degree. There were no jobs to compete for, in one year she had, one interview. Sadly she had fallen away from her church family, not by her choice, it just happened slowly like her thyroid disease, at first she felt nothing unusual, then she was hit with a powerful punch, that near bought knocked her off her feet. It wasn’t just one thing but an accumulation of many things, hurtful things, things she did not know how to talk about, how to express, like a vine twisting up her body sucking the life out of her little by little, her family’s lack of understanding and indifference, having to go to the hospital alone, time after time, scarred out of her wits, barely able to breath, excruciating chest pains, inability to sleep, and the pain in her muscles that hurt her to her core daily. She felt betrayed, and buried so far into the pit of despair she did not know how to climb out. No one from her church had ever called her, instead, they just talked about her, called her backslidden, made fun of her weight, and snickered about her, and who she was before she found Christ. Jesus had wiped her sins clean, but her fellow man continued to judge her, and as hard as she tried to be a part of the church family, she was rejected and persecuted time after time. They were so worried about her outward appearance they never stopped to look at her inward appearance and the change God was doing in her life. That was when she began to visit other churches, looking for a family to accept her and love her. She let go of her family church, yet she remained faithful in prayer and her love for God.

The Spirit of Torment keep circling Cindy, giggling in evil ragged laughs, it was working, he just about had her where he wanted her if only he could break her will to pray, then she was his. No Matter how he tormented her, he could not touch her family as she prayed daily the word of God to cover them, it was just a matter of time, she would break, and in arid anticipation he rubbed his long bony fingers together, when all of a sudden he noticed, a gleam of light approaching, and he swiftly hid and was angered to see “Yonah” approaching, one of God’s Warrior Angels. The Spirit of Torment snorted in disgust, warrior indeed, besides Gabriel, he looked like a child, even though he was fully formed. Yonah was actually encouraging good thoughts to Cindy, what was he doing, he was ruining all his hard work, noooooooo, Cindy was getting on the floor, he and Yonah both heard her knees crackle and crunch, as her weight bore down, she bent over and put both hands out to lower herself to the ground, and promptly fell, pushed more like it, flat on her face.

Cindy laid on the floor, sobbing, in disparity, all she can mutter is one word. “Jesus”! Yonah continues to encourage her, and The Spirit of Torment becomes enraged.

Her sobbing turns to wailing and in the midst of her wailing “The Holy Spirit of God” moves in to intercede, and her tongue starts to flow in the heavenly language, she pours out her soul, slamming her fist from time to time “God, please do not forsake us, forgive us, Lord!” As the prayer pours forth from her mouth, Yonah snatches up the words and races toward heaven with her prayer in his hands, with The Spirit of Torment, hot on his trail. The Spirit of Torment pulls out his bow and aims and let’s go with his arrow racing through the air, piercing Yonah, who cries out and begins to fall, and The Spirit of Torment races past him, to help in the battle ahead.

Yonah examines his wound as he hides in the clouds, and decides to head home, the Master is waiting, and he does not want to disappoint the Lord. With grit and determination he heads to the heavenly realm and what he sees, is beyond his wildest perception, there are no Powers guarding the realm of heaven, and fearfully he approaches and looks up over the edge, and before him as far as his eyes can see is a great battle. Blue realms turning gray to black, between the Lords angels and the Angels who deserted God and now sided with the Destroyer. The battle is fierce, sword clashes against sword, shields are drawn, and held high to protect, and in the middle is a dragon called Legion, who is churning out battle orders harshly and has eight voices talking at once. Yonah begins to doubt himself, he is a warrior angel who is scared to go in battle, and in order to reach the Lord he must go through the battlefield, oh, where and how can he get his strength and a plan. Then he remembers Cindy, she is the answer, so he heads back to earth, and the demon is gone, thinking he has won, Cindy is laying on the ground spent exhausted and worn out, she says, God, you promised to never leave us, you promised in your word you would fight for us, and have mercy upon us, Lord, I have faith in your, Lord please defend us, and she continues to sob, God, I am here use me Lord, what can I do , I am nothing , one person, and Yonah smiles and slowly allows

Cindy to feel his pain, torment, and the heat of the battle, with an unexpected fierceness of rage, Cindy slams her fist into the ground and screams “NO MORE”, and the Holy Spirit of God begins to intercede, and Cindy rages into speaking in tongues, battling for what she knows not…….. Cindy prays as if her life depended on it. She pressed forward, and unseen to Cindy, Yonah, began to glow with a bright stars brilliance, and his wings surged with strength, and power filled his limbs and a sword dropped into his hand, and Yonah raced back to the realm of heaven and in the first blow the littlest warrior angel destroyed half of Satan’s army, as Yonah fluttered above the battle field, he dove to strike his next blow and the defected angels and demons fled, and Yonah was face to face, with Legion, and all eight of his voices ragged blasphemies at him , and with one swift blow, with the word of God, his sword, Yonah took off his head and the voices spoke no more, and the powers returned to the realm. Yonah swiftly gathered all the prayers that were dropped during battle and along with Cindy’s prayer ascended to heaven to the Throne and bowed at the Lord’s feet and presented all the prayers of the saints on Christmas Eve. The Lord God Almighty smiled and hugged the littlest angel saying “Job well done”! God then turned as the angels rejoiced and opened up the heavens and poured forth his blessings unto his children. Peace returned to the earth, at the same time it flooded Cindy where she laid, and she began to sing and rejoice in the Lord! Cindy stood and dusted herself off; her sobbing had been replaced with joy and she began to dance before the Lord!

In the year to come God ordered restoration to his faithful saints, with blessings beyond measure! As a child of God Cindy hardly understood all that had transpired, what gained the victory was allowing herself to be used, pressing forward and having faith and trusting the Lord even when she didn’t understand, what was important was she remembered to leave herself open to God’s calling.

The End!

Dear God,

At times I am amazed at the love you have for us, thank you for sending your son, so that we might be saved. Thank you for your priceless gift of love. Lord, we ask you to move through our great nation, a nation which was built “In God we trust”, on a solid rock foundation. Lord, our rock has been shaken as we as a nation moved away from thy precepts, forgive us, Lord. Lord, we bow to you in humility, and humbleness, we call on your holy name we pray and ask for your forgiveness and ask that this would be a new era that would heal our land and once more make us into a proud Godly nation united under you, our Lord and Savior. We ask and seek your presence in our government, our homes, our schools, our workplaces, our judicial system, our healthcare, and for the one true God to be present in our churches. Wake us up and stir us up Lord to do your calling and your will, give us insight, wisdom, to be spiritual leaders, and guidance to succeed. As in Joel 2:12- we are coming to you Lord with all our heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with morning, until every hindrance is removed and fellowship is restored. In 2 Chronicles 7:14- If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.

My father, let those who are tired come to you, the lost, the brokenhearted, the despondent, and the hopeless. I have heard it said that you love these people and you walk among them and save those who are crushed in spirit. I pray God for our protection, our family and our friends and our church, and these individuals that I lift up to you. I pray Psalms 91 and I plead your blood over them. I pray that you heal them and bind up their wounds. They cannot hear, they cannot see, they cannot speak, and they are blind, deaf and ignorant of your truth. I stand humbly before you God and ask you to open their ears, their minds, and their eyes. Some call them the scum of society, worthless, scavengers, unclean, and not savable. I see them as future saints adorned in crowns of beauty, gladness, and garments of praise. Lord, I know your truth is for every man, woman, and child. I pray for warrior angels commanded by you Lord, to set a hedge of protection around them, to guard them, so that when your vessels of saints come in contact with them and speak your truth and salvation the light in your vessels will not be your saints they see, it will be you, their Redeemer, their Savior, whose words will turn the lost to being found and the despondent to having hope, and the hopeless to be full of joy, all to be planted in faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with assurance of salvation. Save them, God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

🩸Christmas Prayer🩸

Christmas Prayer
My father let those who are sick, come to you, heal their bodies with no lasting effects, woo the lost, the brokenhearted, the despondent, bind up their wounds and release great joy. I have heard it said that you love us all, good and bad, you walk among us and save those who are crushed in spirit. I pray for salvation for all humans , for protection over our families , friends, , and strangers, these individuals that I lift up to you believing you will not forsake us. I pray psalms 91 pleading your blood over them. I stand humbly before you God and ask you to open their ears, their minds, and their eyes. I see them as future saints adorned in crowns of beauty, gladness and garments of praise. Lord I know your truth is for every man, woman, and child. I pray for warrior angels commanded by you Lord, to set a hedge of protection around them, to guard them, so that when your vessels of saints come in contact with them and speak your truth and salvation, the light in your vessels will not be your saints they see, it will be you, their Redeemer, their Savior, JESUS, whose words will turn the lost to being found and the despondent to having hope, and the hopeless to be full of joy, all to be planted in faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with assurance of salvation. Save them God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.
In Jesus Name, Amen! 🩸❤️💯

Truth

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A Voice is a powerful weapon!  When people are passionate about a cause or event their voices proudly proclaim what they believe in as a person!

But, what about when people see or come to knowledge of something that is wrong or evil, what if it feels safer to be silent!

Fear will try to wrap around you and shake you to your core, when your voice is on a path to make change, to speak truth!

There is fear in standing up to evil, there is fear of the what if’s or what might happen!

People, listen up,  all will come to a moment when they must stand for what they believe in, I pray you have courage to stand, to right a wrong, or to help another person in need!

What matters most in any of these situations is to always speak the TRUTH!

SPEAK THE TRUTH EVEN IF YOUR VOICE SHAKES TO ITS CORE!

For One Day, All Will Stand Before God!

And You Will Speak The Truth Of Your Life!

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2 Corinthians 5:10

Good bye Anger, Bitterness and Rage!

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

 

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:31-32).

 

 

 

 

NEED HELP? LOOK UP

 

 

Psalm 121 asks the question, “where does my help come from?”  There is chaos all around on earth! America is being shaken! Money won’t fix all your problems. Moving wont stop Covid-19, protestors, or calamity! New ideas or a political party, or who will be the next president won’t help you at the deepest levels of your life. To wear or not to wear a mask  is mute. You simply need God! LOOK UP!

Because these other false gods can’t bring peace to the soul, heal you or deliver this country! You must look above the mess and focus on Jesus!

Read his word, get into a devotion plan, fasten your eyes, heart and soul on Jesus!

Pray, say his name! Jesus! Lord help us!

Where is Jesus? Jesus is right here with us in our midst, waiting to hear you call his name! Call him! You are loved far more than you know by a God who formed you in your mothers womb and knew you before you ever arrived on this planet! You are his creation! LOVED BY A  MIGHTY GOD!

The psalmist in the bible then says — 

My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Only God !!!

 

Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

What DOES THIS SCRIPTURE MEAN? 

PSALM 121 PRAYER POINTS

1. Father i thank you for you are my ever present helper in time of need in Jesus name
2. Father, i thank you for You never sleep nor slumber over issues of my life
3. Father, because you are my shield, i shall not be afraid of the enemy in Jesus name
4. I declare that i am heavily protected by the hand of God in Jesus name
5. I declare today that i am protected from every evil attacks of the day in Jesus name
6. I declare that i am protected from every evil attack of the Night in Jesus name
7. Father, i declare that my soul is preserved in you, therefore my enemies cannot afflict me in Jesus name.
8. I release the angels of the Lord to connect me to my destiny helpers in Jesus name
9. I shall never be stranded in life in Jesus name
10. I shall never lack help in life in Jesus name
11. Every evil power, working against my prosperity, you are cancelled. voided, in the name of Jesus.
12. Every  evil power, that wants to deny me of my destiny, cancelled and voided, in the name of Jesus.
13. It is written concerning me, that I will divide the spoil of  my enemies with the land with the great and mighty and it shall be so, in the name of Jesus.
14. Holy Spirit, You are my chief destiny helper, connect me to my other destiny helpers, in the name of Jesus.
16. Every evil  power, that wouldn’t allow me to reach my potential,cancelled and voided, in the name of Jesus.
17). Oh Lord, as you sent angel Michael to help Daniel in time of need, send your angels to send me help in Jesus name.
18). Oh Lord, I have peace of mind, because you are my helper in Jesus name.  19). Father I declare that man will not boast as the source of help in my life, you are my only helper in Jesus name.
20). Oh Lord, help me to live a godly life as I serve you.
Thank you Jesus.

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Rescue

 

SOS – You are not Alone! God is with you and for you! Say his name -Jesus-and he will come running to you!

Praying for our beautiful country and all our beautiful human souls! God hears all our cries, I love the song below because the song is stating God see you, you arenot forgotten, never hopeless….Take a moment and listen God hears you!!🙏🏻❤️

You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
There is no distance
That cannot be covered
Over and over
You’re not defenseless
I’ll be your shelter
I’ll be your armor
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS
I will send out an army to find you
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you
I will never stop marching to reach you
In the middle of the hardest fight
It’s true, I will rescue you
I hear…
Source: LyricFind

Worship

I worship you!❤️

For you alone are worthy 🙌🏻

Outstanding Blogger Award

The Outstanding Blogger Award 2020

My fellow blogger and  friend  STU has nominated me for The Outstanding Blogger Award😊

Thank you so much ! I am deeply honored and touched. 😉

Here are the rules/guidelines:

1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)

2. Answer the questions provided.

3. Create 7 unique questions.

4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.

5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

This award was created by Colton Beckwith.

Here are STU questions:

1. What is your favorite clothing to wear that unfortunately does not look good on you? (Color wise, etc) Scarf

2. Why do you blog?  Why Write A Blog?

3. Mask or no mask? Don’t worry about what others think or say, please give your honest opinion and why… Mask to protect the elderly

4. What is your favorite book of all time?

FP

 

5. What childhood memory bring an immediate smile to your face? My fourth birthday

6. Do you see God’s Handiwork everywhere? In people, nature and objects… most, yes

7. Which band, not singer, has influenced you the most. No bands

 

Here are my questions for my friends I am giving this award to:

  1. What is your favorite meal?
  2. What act of kindness brings you joy?
  3. Why do you blog?
  4. Currently, my favorite singer is Lauren Diagle- You Say, who is your favorite singer and why>
  5. With everything going on in America, do you watch news or shut it off?
  6. Have you ever dreamed of driving around the US in an RV? If , yes, where is your first stop?
  7. I not only blog, I cook too. Would you like to try my recipes? My Yummy Recipies

 

Here are the friends I am giving this award to:

Jerome

Big Sky Buckeye

WCR

Tammy

Pene

John

 

To my friends: please do not feel obligated to participate. Just my little way of saying thank you and that I am thinking of you! Have a great weekend 😊

*A few of you may opt out of answering questions that could be a trigger*

 

The Stone Rolled Away

Just as the stone rolled away for Jesus, God will also open the door for you!

🙏🏻❤️ Never Give Up!

 

LOVE IS THE ANSWER

Warning – Graphic Content- This is my story. The current headlines are scary and frighten me to such a point , I have to shut it all down. I feel helpless. Its all out of my control. Ninety-nine percent of what I view, I don’t believe, as it rallies against common sense and logical thinking. The newscasters seem to be exaggerating story lines.  I tried following podcasts from all groups to learn more about current events.

I searched myself. my thoughts, feelings and prayed. After praying I feel led to share my own personnel  story now, forty years later. I can only share my story and hope it helps one person. It is time. We all are given a choice.

For those who don’t know, I am almost six feet tall, very pale, red-haired, southern woman with freckles. I have experienced prejudice reactions from other groups that resulted in bullying early on in school, based on the color of my skin, gender, weight, hair color, accent, freckles, height, breasts, hips, thighs, sound of my voice, smell of my hair.  These bullying attacks came from all sides. School became a nightmare for me.

The nightmare exploded in high school, I rode a bus to and from school every day over an hour each way,  on a particular day, a group of five students who had harassed me all year with fear tactics through verbal threats,  chanting, name calling, mocking, facial expressions and  blocking passage to exist the bus, decided to take their fun one step further. 

It was the second last week of school for the year and summer vacation was ahead! There were only eight on the bus as we headed down the highway with our bus-driver (who was a student) and seven seated students. My sister and I were sitting midway on bus reading, when the other five students snuck up behind us and pulled my sister and I  up out of our seats from behind! We were roughly held against our will by two girls  and the boys began to rub all over our blouses feeling our breasts and despite our screams the bus driver ignored what was taking place. He kept driving, laughing and looking up in the mirror. When one of the boys tried to reach between my legs, I broke loose, reached over the seat, grabbing my big history book and fought back by whacking him up side the head into the window. I had no choice but to fight, as we were being assaulted. The bus driver still  did nothing to help. Everything was a blur, thereafter as I fought to survive and help my sister. Time seemed to disappear, when would it end? Suddenly the bus came to a hard stop, all of us flung apart, we were ordered to get off, by the bus driver! My mother hearing the bus driver, looked up from her lawn seat in the yard and as I stumbled across the front of the bus, I saw “Rage” fly into my mother when she saw her children, both of us beat to a pulp. My mom flew past us onto that bus and was , surprise,  blocked  and manhandled by our bus driver, so my mother couldn’t get to the five who had beat us, I heard her through her screams, but couldn’t make out what she said as my ears were ringing, the last thing I witnessed was my mom slapping the bus driver(over 18) in the face and him pushing my mom backward off the bus. The bus drove off, and my mother stood up on the other side of the road, she went running after the bus or so I thought and  then I realized she was using neighbors phone to call for help!

My mom came back and took us in, she asked all the hard questions no mother should ever have to ask their children. I vaguely remember a local doc coming to our home, saying my right jaw was fractured but would heal in time, right side of face swollen beyond recognition, barely able to see out my eye, bruises everywhere would also take time . My sister was in shock with many bruises.  Why would our fellow students do this to us, why became our biggest question! Mom got us in shower and helped us to bed.It took several weeks for myself and my sister to heal, sadly the hidden scars stayed with me developing into anxiety. The “Why” remained unanswered.

That day I could have chosen to hate two races of men or hate men in general……or have it out for every girl who looked like the ones that helped the boys attack us. These six individuals do not define an entire races or cultures. Their criminal actions define a very bad event that took place, that was a crime against me and my sister.  I chose not to hate, but to see them at their heart level. They are each responsible for their own actions, as well as the bus driver for his lack of action. One male attacker came forward and sincerely apologized to me and my sister. During the last week of school , he was attacked in the school lunch room and beat up side the head with a lead pipe by the others (his own friends) who had assaulted us. There was never any resolution. No charges.

I learned as an adult I was sexually assaulted having never heard that word in my childhood which traumatized and affected me for years.

I  am confident the event caused my anxiety that I live with everyday, as I have a deep fear of being trapped , not able to escape. It also caused me to have to be in control of myself and my surroundings. 

Now forty years later, I see hate running  everywhere, assumptions being made, great division and many distractions.

This is the age of disillusionment and distraction! In order to find truth you will need to disconnect , find a quiet spot, turn everything off, reflect and search your own heart! Ask yourself , why you believe what you do, are the beliefs accurate or wrong?My heart says the killings have to stop! Innocent lives; babies , children and our love ones are dying! I’m crying for humanity, I’ve never seen so much pain!

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Division is a tactic of old, it is the enemy  trying to destroy us all ! I could have chosen to hate, discriminate or seek revenge! Instead I chose to forgive, for without forgiveness there is no reconciliation or unity.

Love covers a multitude of sin. I chose “Love”, for God first loved us! God commands us to love him with our all! Gods second greatest commandment is for us to Love one another! Sadly,there is not much of that second love going around.

“Jesus gave him a clear answer: the greatest among many things that man could do is to love. To love God wholly and totally (with one’s heart soul, and mind) and to love one’s neighbor are the greatest commandments of all. … Because God is love and that is why we are able to ❤️”

What is your choice? LOVE or HATE?

I think this song says it all, heal us, start with me!

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God’s Beauty

I’m focusing on the beauty God has placed around me! Fresh flowers out of the yard. White flowers remind me of God’s forgiveness and the Red flowers remind me of the power of the blood of Jesus! His grace is a gift! Love Sister Debra

 

The Rock Can Bare the Weight!

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God was listening and heard Desiree prayer, and God dispatched for one of his best angels and commanded “Because Desiree loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name, she called me and I will send help; I will be with her in trouble, I will deliver her and honor her. “Sadly, Desiree didnot know God had sent help, she was hanging on by a thread of faith, she prayed and it remained silent. 

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The only thing Desiree could do to fight the depression was to physically work in the yard. Thus far it had taken a week to relocate her moms favorite bird bath and the rock border that surrounded the bird bath. Desiree knew  moving it would be no easy feat, yet necessary as it was sinking slowly into the mud due to the heavy rains. Desiree’s depression was like the bird bath, she was sinking, and felt unutterably stuck. Desiree remembered  a scripture and spoke it out loud, declaring “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.” The scripture when spoken out loud flowed with life like rivers of living water, crystal clear, breathing and moving through the atmosphere. The angel clapped in glee and saw a glorious beautiful day,  the deepest of blue skies, warm sun shining with a soft breeze that carefully lifted Desiree hair off her face cooling her down from the heat!

The angel circled around her protectively watching over her, lest she dash her foot on a stone. If only her surroundings could magically lift the heavy weight of sadness she carried, like a two ton chain, wrapped around her shoulders from life’s hardships. The angel had been ministering to Desiree nonstop, depression had been sent as an attack of the fallen one. God had commanded the angel to protect Desiree in all her ways. God had sent the angel to deliver Desiree from the depression and intended what had been meant for harm to turn it to good as it was a part of his plan to prosper her and give her hope. The thread of Faith Desiree held onto had been knotted on the end by the Angel.

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Desiree  began the task of relocating her mom’s bird bath, by first pulling up the boulder rocks that were partially buried weighing from 5 to 20 pounds each!  Each rock felt cemented down, heavy and sucked down into the mud, where the rocks had been located for  over ten years around the base of the birdbath. Each rock she pulled up took strength, muster and determination. Desiree spoke over the stumbling rocks as she pulled each one out saying , anger be gone, sadness be gone, depression be gone, betrayal be gone, rejection be gone, lies be gone, spiritual attacks be gone, poverty be gone, heartache be gone working the rocks out of the miry clay dirt , then  several days later with many broken ragged fingernails,  Desiree pulled up the last rock and said attacks of the mind be gone.  Desiree felt an instant peace.  The angel circled rejoicing as Desiree spoke life into her circumstances. Desiree then began praying on the full armor of God, and she grew stronger. The hard work actually felt good! Then Desiree discovered the root of her problems as she pulled up the last rock, underneath laid a massive root which she pulled and it would not give. The root was strong and had been planted many years ago when she was but a small wee child. The root was harsh words spoken to her by the enemy, through her earth father, meant to destroy her, yet but for God!

Desiree understood now, her father wasn’t her enemy, the root of all evil (satan) was her enemy.  Desiree got her gardening tools and she began attacking that root with all her strenght and called on God asking for help saying she was weak and laid it at his feet, letting go and drawing in strenght sent by the Holy Spirit, digging up the root, the root was her enemy, Desiree dug and cut at the root for over eight hours, with root spanning twenty feet from the bird bath, and finally she came to the end of the root and ripped it out proclaiming in Jesus name ?I am delivered and healed.” The angels heard her declaration and an angel hit a cymbal declaring a “I Got The Victory” heard all throughout heaven!

Desiree studied the bird bath which was leaning like the “Tower of  Pisa” in Italy, half the pedestal was buried in the mud and the tulip basin was only a foot from the ground. Desiree decided to flip over the top water basin let all the dirty water,sludge and mud fall to the ground completely being emptied out, knowing the water basin  would bear the weight of the fall.  Desiree carefully lifted the tulip basin and flipped it over which allowed all the water and mud to run out, then she softly let it hit the ground. Suddenly time stood still and Desiree watched in amazement as all the filth came out of the water basin and without warning all earthly noise stopped and she heard her master and saviors voice speak to her causing her to fall to her knees, Saying ” Desiree, I allowed satan to shift you, but I prayed for you that your faith will not fail you, when you have turned back strengthen others!” Desiree weeped, in joy, her heavenly fathers voice,  precious in every way , had finally arrived. God kept his promise and didn’t forsake her, God prayed for her, he had heard her prayers. At that moment Desiree rested in the shadow of the almighty as his wings wrapped around her and gave her his rest!

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 Spiritually Desiree blossomed into a warrior as she strategically  studied how to rebuild the  bird bath!  Desiree spoke out loud declaring “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” Desiree was filled with Holy Spirit and upon her declaration her words flowed like rivers of living water circling around her spiritually, physically , mentally and emotionally in the earthly realm and the heavenly realm. Desiree dug out the pedestal base of the bird bath, rolled it on its side to sit by the tulip basin. Then she began moving rocks to the new spot for the bird bath, hoping the harder surface would prevent it sinking, placing the bird bath pedestal where it wouldn’t sink in mud.

Lord behold when Desiree turned around to pick up the tulip part the water bath basin she discovered it weighed over 150 lbs.  Desiree could not lift it alone. Desiree liked completing her projects once  started but had to come to a halt take a break.

Three days Desiree studied the tulip basin , just as she was rebuilding the bird bath, spiritually she was rebuilding her relationship and walk with God! As night fell on the third evening Desiree studied the bird bath from the front screen door, whispering to God, help me, and suddenly she witnessed a digital line run on ground, go up the pedestal, and lean it on the biggest rock, then watched as the water basin was rolled in front, Desiree jumped for joy and ran out the door, excited beyond measure!

Desiree didn’t need her strength to lift the heavy water basin, she just needed faith! Desiree rolled the pedestal in front of the biggest rock, leaning it on the rock, then she rolled, the water basin in front , then slowly pushed upward connecting both pieces with hardly any effort. The bird bath was upright and the two pieces clicked into one. Then Desiree sat the Angel statue into the water basin standing tall and glorious, not realizing the guardian angel God had sent her was watching! Desiree glorified God giving him all the Glory, she was amazed that while rolling the pedestal she realized something incredible!

Psalm 61:1-3  Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer.

2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You; when my heart faints, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For You have been a refuge for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

Desiree could not lift that heavy tulip basin for the bird bath it weighed so much but when she leaned it against “The Rock ” The Rock is Jesus Christ the Rock of salvation. What Desiree couldn’t do it in her own strength, but when leaned it over to the Rock what happened?The Rock lifted up so what she couldn’t do in her own strength, Jesus can do in his strength, for he is the Rock! That’s two stories in one and it had Desiree jumping! Jesus would restore Desiree! 

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God was spiritually showing her to lean on the “Rock.” Jesus is the Rock!  The rolling of the tulip water basin was a reminder that after three days Jesus rose and and only Jesus could move the stone, and an angel was left to meet the women who came to attend to the Lord. Jesus is the resurrection and life!

Desiree, wrote her story and shared it on a blog and millions read the story of her faith, trusting God. Seeds of Hope were planted, and it was like a mighty river flowed from the  bird bath spiritually  splitting into many rivers going all over the earth. The message was clear!

Trust God, Lean on God, Jesus is the Rock, God will not forsake us, What man cannot do , God is able, God hears our prayers, God Listens, God Speaks, and God Guides us!

The angel often meets Desiree at the Bird Bath, with the angel statue,  gazing as she quietly prays, listening and waiting on the Lord! Jesus is the Rock and daily Desiree casts her burdens upon the Lord, trusting God to work out all her problems. Desiree’s angel captures her prayers and swiftly carries them to heaven!

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What satan had meant for bad, God turned around and used it for good! The Rock Can Bare the Weight!

 

I Had To Just Put My Feet On The Floor!

Today, I have to push myself to get out of bed. I was plagued with three different nightmares trying to sleep between 4:30 am and  9am when I awoke the first time, then 10am. Finally at noon I sat up,  swinging my legs over the edge of the bed, all I had to do was put my feet on floor. It was areal struggle. Mom was up till 4:30 am, she was finally sleeping, after her sun downing had kept us awake. Then all the stuff with the quarantine is getting to me.  Are you feeling discourage like me? Together as a Nation we are now in 40 days of Quarantine! Yet as an individual,  I’m feeling more like at 240 days quarantine , only leaving my house three times since September. My quarantine began when my vehicle was vandalized, determined a total loss. Geico didn’t cover. Second because in Jan. I was sick with Pneumonia, took till April to recover, I’m  blessed to be alive and then Covid 19 happens, and the goverment mandates we all stay home.

The difference between 40 days and 240 days is the isolation. I’m tired of streaming shows, I’m running out of things to keep me and mom busy, my heart and soul ache for my love ones who I miss dearly,  I will not be with my daughter on her birthday. I miss all the excitement and personalities of my grandchildren. I crave hugs, laughter and a good family gathering. I have also been caregiving my mom, she is my best friend and I am glad we have each other in this season, she is grieving loss of her soulmate/ best friend of 57 years. I can’t imagine her pain, it is fast approaching the anniversary of my Dad’s passing. I miss gathering at my church, worshiping God.

I’m not having a pity party, I like you am living through a part of history that is frightening. Things get to you, the news is to scary to watch, your crying for all those who got sick, praying it passes by your family.  Praying God have mercy on us all, I’m pleading blood of Jesus, not just for me , myself and my family , I’m crying out for the world. Our prayers need to be bold, courageous, crying out to God as we walk through this season in faith.

Today , I’m having hard time getting out of bed, it’s not my strength that propels me to sit up, for I am weak, tired, yet God says when I am weak his strength sustains me, the Holy Spirit encourages me, and as my feet hit the floor, and I go to my knees, the Lion of Judah gives me the power to roar out prayers, we all need to be roaring our prayers! God is always listening for his children’s cry’s.

Today let your feet hit the floor and roar ……God is listening and God will fight for us! Cry out, repent, get on your knees. Today the best thing I did was put my feet on the floor, God did the rest, Glory Hallelujah!

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Dont Worry Be Happy!

Good Afternoon World!

What a Beautiful and Joyful day God has given us! Give all your cares to God for he has gone before you, he has already taken care of everything! Don’t worry, Be Happy!

 

 

 

FOR IT IS WRITTEN:

Philippians 4:19 ~ And it is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory because of what Christ Jesus has done for us.go I will let you escape with your life.'”

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Matthew 6:28
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

Matthew 6:31
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 10:19
But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,

Luke 10:41
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,

Luke 12:11
“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say,

Luke 12:22
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

ENJOY YOUR DAY!!!

Calling All Moms!

Just had to share this awesome devotion today, as it spoke to my heart, because we moms tend to beat ourselves up over our mothering skills.

I found this on YouVersion

Breathing Eden : Conversations With God • Devotional

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I WANTED TO BE A MOM. I wanted to stay home with these precious kids. I quit my job, surrendered my identity—the young, just-out-of-business-school-turned-professional. I believed my choice was narrow—just one or the other: Be a mom or work. (Are these my only choices, God?) I didn’t want to miss puddle-jumping, block-building, hand-holding, park-playing days like this one. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to make that decision. I am. I just didn’t know I would struggle so much. I didn’t know this would be so hard.

I thought I would feel different, God. I thought I would do this better—that I would be more organized and wouldn’t feel so depleted all the time. I said I wanted to stay home with my babies, and I know it is so amazing that I can. But here is what is hard to admit, even to you: I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. I’m afraid I’m not good at it. I’m even less confident now that we have two.

I’m going to mess them up, God. I know I am. I lose my temper, I raise my voice. And when I am not yelling out loud, I feel like I am screaming inside. I know that’s an exaggeration. That sounds so melodramatic, “screaming inside.” But no other words feel right.

Why do I feel so trapped, so stuck? I don’t know who I am, or what I love to do, or what it is that might be fun for me anymore. I should feel parenting is so fun, so completely fulfilling. I’m sorry that, right now, I don’t, and it isn’t. I’m sorry for who I am. I’m sorry I am so far from you and don’t know how to find my way back.

Can you help me find my way back?

DAUGHTER, YOU CAN BE ANGRY. I can take it. You can be sad. I can take that too. Keep running to me when you are sad and overwhelmed, and I will give you what you need to get through a day. You think that you are camouflaged, but I see all.

You can do this, you know. You can mother him and love him, and I will help you find your way. You ask me what you love? Who you are?

Let me tell you what I see: I see you. I see you in the early mornings when the baby is crying and you rise. I see you bend to scoop him up out of his crib, hear how you sing to him. I watch how you stumble, so tired, back to a rumpled bed.

May I sing to you now? May I sing to you, my daughter who is found?

Lift up your head, my darling. Lift up your head, and see me looking at you. I have made you with beauty. I have made you with strength. I have made you with tenderness, a soft heart for me that will sustain you. I sustain you. Keep your heart soft, and I will sustain you. Keep yourself vulnerable, and I will lift you. Keep yourself close to me, and I will show you, step by step, what it is you love, what it is in you I see.

There’s a lot coming, dear one. You are both a light that shines and a warrior in my name. How this looks—your life in me—will unfold as you trust me. In you, I keep creating, dear one. I love being with you as we partner in your work, bringing what is to come.

Yes, I see you. And I want you to begin this day again, knowing I see you, knowing I know you. I dance over you. My gladness overflows.

You are my dear heart, my bright flower. I father you and I mother you. I care for you, and you rise again, letting me lead, letting me take charge, letting me be the door you walk through each day when you are lost and you are wondering how, again, you can face another day.

You don’t need to face another day alone. You can greet each day with me. You can rise with me, stay with me, listen for me. In the creak of the high chair at lunchtime. In the jingling of toys as Jonathan and Lucas laugh and cry and play. In the hush or whimpers of the night.

My strength is enough for you. My presence is with you. My Spirit is in you.

I sustain you, never leave you. There is good coming.

There is good right here.

Pray: 

Father, you are unashamed of me—your love is wild and perfect. I love how you have made me. I love how I don’t have to hide from you, no matter what I am feeling. You give me a voice to call out to you, and you answer. You reveal to me yourself, showing how you are present with me, how you care for me, how you hold me and never let me go. I have what it takes to love those you’ve given me to love. I have what it takes to get through this day, holding your hand. Help me to do all these things, knowing I stay with you. In your name, Jesus, Amen.

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Friday Thoughts!

Hello Readers!

I’m just sitting here, drinking coffee,  thinking about you and just hoped you took time to enjoy this  beautiful glorious day outside our homes! Look at what that the Lord has given us! Such Glory on earth!

Use your day wisely, be Kind and share the Love of  Jesus with everyone you come in contact  with today, even the ones that make it hard to do so as they need Jesus just like all of us!

I watched a red headed wood pecker, or what looked like one in my front yard, squirrels playing, little swarms of bugs that looked like dust fairies floating in patterns and a Beautiful Blue Bird came by to sing! Way too fast for my camera phone, yet I got pics of all spring plants popping up below.

 

Have a great day and be blessed.

DREAM

I recently had a dream appear in my news-feed on Facebook, that occurred a few years ago. I love it when memories show up, especially dreams! I had this dream in 2014. Now it is 2020, and hard times, yet it is a dream of good tidings and abundance, a reflection fro the past to give Hope for the future! Keeping a dream journal is a wonderful activity! I highly recommend it! Blessings!

 

Dreams

Dream ~I laid down and fell into a deep sleep, when I awakened I was getting off a hand made straw mat, in a  foreign land that was very green, vibrant and beautiful.

 

The first thing I noticed was that no one spoke my language.  I was happy and smiles at everyone.  I felt very calm as I  began walking down this sandy road , the people were so nice greeting me and gracious!

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I turned into a field that was growing an abundant crop and I started to call to this little child, who was between two and three years old, at the end of the field.

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I cooed until the child came into my arms and hugged me. The child could not understand my English, so I began to speak in tongues, and the child understood me through our fathers heavenly language.

I was so happy twirling this child around.  I saw all my family, my daughter, all my grandchildren and my son in law. I woke up laughing full of joy!. 🙂 This dream was unusual so I had to share!

 

 

 

 

Watch “We The Kingdom & Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Holy Water (Church Sessions)” on YouTube

 

Plead the Blood

I have to tell you, God just amazes me, God is definitely in the small details of our lives! The other day during prayer, I was pressed to pray over and over, I plead the blood of Jesus, over my Daughter, her husband and my four grandchildren and possible future grandchildren. My daughter isnot pregnant, nor planning to be at this time. I just believe you cover as if it were so, as if she were pregnant. I prayed for my daughter and grandchildren before they were ever born. God is a mighty answering God. I prayed for Salvation, Optimal Health, Abundance, Education, Future Friends, Saints to cross their paths, Protection & Safety, Divine Connections, To know their spiritual gifts early, know who they are in Christ, for them to have a relationship with Jesus trusting him with their lives and receive the blessings of God.  There is power in the blood of Jesus! Wonderful Working Power!

While praying for my grandchildren , I specifically prayed for my two youngest that they would accept Christ, be baptized in Jesus name. My sweet grands were dedicated to the Lord as young children, they are now four and six years old and Baptism is a step they must journey to on their own, as it is a gift from the Lord.

The very next day while face-timing with my grands, my six year old first statement was “Grandma, am I baptized?” I smiled and said “No, not yet!” He proceeded to tell me he had it worked out, he would be baptized when he was seven, which is this year. I smiled again, as I felt the spirit of God around us, God was in our midst in the details, showing the promise to come, the wooing had begun long before I prayed, long before he was born, it had begun when I prayed as if it were so, pleading the blood of Jesus, the wonderful working power of Jesus. My six year old grand preceded to tell me how he remembered me carrying him to church, he said he remembers playing with his toys under the pew, and how loud the singing was, he said Grandma, I was shy and scared, but I am ready to go back to church! ” “When you come visit, or we come visit you, will you take me to church?” I instantly said “Absolutely Buddy” (nickname)!! While in the stillness of that moment, I knew promises were being answered, the future is bright, and this Covid-19, it too shall pass! The best is yet to come!

So, the rest of my post is about pleading the blood, some of my readers might ask what does that mean and why do we as Christian say ” I plead the blood of Jesus!”

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“Pleading the Blood of Jesus” is actually a legal term. When a lawyer goes before a judge he is given the opportunity to plead his case.  The attorney presents evidence and facts to support his case. The bible supports this in the Old Testament;

1 Samuel 24:15- May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.”

Psalm 43:1- Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation.
Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.

When the enemy comes against us, there are many areas he attacks in:

  • Satan attacks your Walk with God
  • Satan attacks Faith, Hope, Love
  • Satan attacks your Spiritual Life
  • Satan attacks your Mind
  • Satan attacks your Marriage
  • Satan attacks your Children
  • Satan attacks your Private Life
  • Satan attacks your Health
  • Satan attacks your Finances
  • Satan attacks your Career
  • Satan attacks your Relationships

The enemy is accusing us of sin, telling us we will always live in poverty, always have financial woes, constantly in sickness, terrible fear, constantly worried!  Know your enemy he attacks us when we are:

  1. VULNERABLE
  2. DISOBEDIENCE
  3. PERSISTENT WAYWARDNESS
  4. TIRED
  5. WHEN YOU BEGIN A NEW MINISTRY OR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
  6. WHEN YOU ARE AGITATED
  7.  SICKNESS OR IN PAIN
  8. FEELING OR BEING ALONE
  9. FEELING LOST

The enemy  four common tactics are:

  1. DECEPTION
  2. DIVISION
  3. DIVERSIONS
  4. DISCOURAGEMENT

How do we protect ourselves, our family and loved ones, especially those who are not saved?

First, we must remember, “GOD LOVES US!” Second, we must be, “STRONG IN THE LORD.” Third, we must remember, Resist Satan as he  was “DEFEATED AT THE CROSS.” Fourth, we are fighting from “CHRIST VICTORY AT THE CROSS.”

Here is an important point, we cannot win spiritual battles in our own strength! We must draw our strength from the power base, of God himself through prayer, reading the word of God in our bibles, by spending time with God through worship or talking to him, God desires to hear from us!

Lastly, we pray before God pleading the precious blood of Jesus, the Righteous Judge, is the blood of Jesus. It changed everything. The blood of Jesus established a new and better covenant between us and a holy God (Hebrews 8:6-7, 9:11-14, 22, 12:24). The blood is our defense. It declares we are not guilty but free from all penalty of sin. The blood also gives us the authority and dominion to resist Satan and put him out of all the affairs of our lives and our families’ lives. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice at Calvary, the devil has no legal right to interfere in our lives anymore. He says we’re guilty; we “plead the blood!” (James 4:7; 1 John 3:8; Luke 10:19). We have every right and provision to walk in victory through the precious blood of the Lamb.

 

Every day you have the right to exercise that authority by pleading what the blood of Jesus did for you at Calvary. Refuse to give the enemy even one small inch of territory. Satan is a defeated foe and through the precious blood of Jesus we are victorious!

Prayer to Plead the Blood of Jesus!

Father, I come in the name of Jesus to plead His blood on my life and on all that belongs to me, and on all over which You have made me a steward.

I plead the blood of Jesus on the portals of my mind, my body (the temple of the Holy Spirit), my emotions, and my will. I believe that I am protected by the blood of the Lamb which gives me access to the Holy of Holies.
I plead the blood on my Spouse, Marriage, my children, on my grandchildren and their children, my family and friends, on all those whom You have given me in this life.

Lord, You have said that the life of the flesh is in the blood. Thank You for this blood that has cleansed me from sin and sealed the New Covenant of which I am a partaker.

* Based on a prayer written by Joyce Meyer in The Word, the Name and the Blood (Tulsa: Harrison House, 1995).
In Jesus’ name, amen.

Additional Prayer

PRAYER: 

            Father God in the name of Jesus and in the power of Your Holy Spirit, I welcome You this day. I love, worship and honor You.  I thank You for being my God, my Father, my Friend and my Helper.  According to Your Word, I decree, declare and plead the Blood of Jesus and draw a bloodline over myself; my spouse; my immediate family; my extended family; my spiritual family; friends and church family, Eph. 1:7; Romans 5:9; I John 1:7.

I also declare that all of us have on the Whole Armor of God and function with the fruit of the Spirit and the best gifts You have given us in Jesus’ name, Eph. 6:12-18; Ps. 91; Gal. 5:22-23; I Co. 12:7-11, 28; Ro. 12:6-15 and Eph. 4:11-12.

I further draw a bloodline over marriages and Godly families, anointed men and women of God; the Kingdom of God; Godly world leaders; America and the White House; Israel and Jerusalem; Godly judges in America; our military men and women; the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) as well as other allies with America; North Carolina (your state); the Godly homeless; the remnant of God; Christian corporations and businesses are all covered by the Blood of Jesus.  I also release the peace of God in my inner man.
In the name of Jesus, I plead the Blood of Jesus over my inheritance; spiritual gifts; income; payroll; assets; investments; social security; money to pay taxes; all properties with deeds; bank and credit union accounts; library, administrative, biblical books and all resources; our personal, business and tax records; P.O. boxes; mail centers; computers; printers; all electronics devices; drives; all forms of communication: wireless, internet, WiFi, websites, emails and social media. The Blood also covers our homes; any storage; personal autos; personal and business items and equipment; furnishings for our homes and businesses in Jesus’ name.
In the name of Jesus, I rebuke and bind backlash, revenge, retaliation, retribution, slumber,  transference of evil spirits and distractions sent to rob me of my time and destiny. I further rebuke, bind, block and destroy all evil assignments sent against me, my family, ministry, projects and businesses.  I reverse every curse back to the sender, Prov. 26:27. I now release God’s favor, wisdom, joy, protection, guidance as I put on the Whole Armor of God daily.

I repent if I have or any family member has opened any door through disobedience, unbelief or any other sin that allowed a curse to operate, 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Cor. 7:10. In the name of Jesus, I now Break, Destroy, Disallow and Overturn any curses over my life or my family and decree the curse can no longer manifest in the name of Jesus. I now claim the protection of the Blood of Jesus and decree and declare that my family and I are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb out of the hand of the enemy and set free.

I thank You Father God that Jesus (Yeshua) destroyed the power of every curse and any recurring curses in my bloodline when He went to Calvary, died, defeated death and rose in three days, Heb. 12:2; Isaiah 53:1; I Cor. 15:4. So I choose not to receive or allow any curse that is sent but instead choose to enter into a new cycle of blessings released in this new season in Jesus’ name.

I Thank You for intercessors who pray on my behalf. I bind every force that would attempt to capture my destiny illegitimately. No weapon formed against me or my family (immediate, extended, spiritual or church) will prosper or prevail…. A thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand but it shall not come near me (Isa. 54:17; Ps. 91:7; Ps. 27; Ps. 120). I release the fire of God as the enemy is cut off by the Living God, I Kings 18:38. Thank You for divine intervention for my loved ones and me.

 I further rebuke, bind, block and destroy all evil assignments sent by any master spirits including, Sabotage, Azazel, Fear, Jabin, Jezebel, Ahab, Baal, Leviathan (lies, slander, gossip) Pisgah (tries to block your breakthrough), Python, Infirmity, Strife, Agitation, Rebellion, Affliction, Seducing Spirits and all other types of evil that have targeted this household and other children of God.

I thank You that my heart is pure before You. I also release prayer, praise, forgiveness, repentance, joy, intercession, giving, fasting and action on my part as I call forth the Spirit of Truth, Light, discernment of spirits, and the wisdom of God to know what to do and when to do it in Jesus’ name, Eph. 6:12; Judges 4:3; Neh. 6:1.

Father God, I also thank You for radical favor, signs and wonders, miracles and restoration in this season of transfer of wealth, unusual opportunities, healings and creative miracles.
 I thank You that the angelic force of strong angels, angels of joy, healing angels, warring angels, ministering angels, restoration angels, the harvest glory angels, revelation angels, business angels, prosperity angels, turn around angels, birthing angels, property angels and others are released to assist on my behalf.

I thank You for wisdom, order, mysteries uncovered (Your plans and purpose revealed, Dt. 29:29), fresh revelation, fresh anointing and a fresh spirit of boldness in my life. I have the victory in every battle according to Your Word because of Your Spirit, Your grace, Your power, Your strategies, Your might, Your faith, Your timing, Your favor and Your Glory in Jesus’ mighty name.

Therefore, I am making a demand on and instructing my seed as well as decreeing that “The Blessing”that belongs to me come forth now, you have no choice but to come to me now. I am blessed with health, wisdom, wealth, joy, favor, good relationships in my life and family, and preserved in Jesus’ name, Amen!

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Tuesday Thoughts! TRUST IN YOU!

 

I believe God is have hearing our prayers, may you trust his timing, God will heal our land and save our planet.

God knows all our needs even before we ask. Let us ask the Lord this morning for strength, praising God we have been given this day, with breath in our bodies! We give thanks for what we have and are grateful. Is he not the Lord our God, who takes our right hand and says to us , do not fear, I will HELP you!

God says call to me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Every-time we stretch our faith God does miracles. It’s easy to have faith in light, in the darkness, we walk by faith itself.

When God is sought in desperation, he responds to soul stirring prayers. Which result in answered prayers. Does God not say; For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. 💯❤️

Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for hearing our cries and answering our soul stirring prayers, thank you for the strength you provide to us today. God may we cast all our concerns and fears upon you, for you are able to help in our time of need …………………………………………….

“Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22. God loves us beyond our wildest imaginations. We must trust that in our muddy mess, He is in the process of showing us how to rely on Him for everything

Lord you say ” Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest!” Father not only do we come to you, we ask you to forgive us our sins, to enter in our homes, hearts, mind and soul, we seek refuge from you in the days ahead that you will give us shelter from the most high covering us with your wings protecting us all, pleading the precious blood of Jesus upon us all, lifting a hedge of protection over and around the human race spiritually , physically, mentally and emotionally believing God will answer our cry’s, standing in faith, holding onto Hope, believing the best is yet to come! We trust in You, In Jesus name! Amen!

WE TRUST IN YOU JESUS

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R O A R – JESUS HELP!

When I began this post, I had been absent from my blogging for two months, due to fact I have been going through Hell.

I was very sick in month of January, lacking energy to even get out of bed, yet people seemed to still have expectations of me that I found very hard to full fill. I literally had bottomed out with no reserves left. I, an encourager, was out of encouragement for myself and others facing problems that are ongoing that are totally out of my control.

Then the World News  announces the Corona Virus and presently we are all going through hell with fear of sickness,  loss of jobs, limited income, rations, isolation and all the while looking at an uncertain future.

What are we to do when our world spirals out of control?

How do we pray when we’re  in survival mode, or while dodging one attack after another, hardly no time to catch our breath, before the next onslaught. How many are hanging by a thread, your prayer life shaky or nonexistent. Yet prayer is our most formidable weapon!

There are going to be times in life when you must ROAR. You must reach within find your Lion’s Heart, stand in boldness be courageous and roar  for HELP!! I’m ROARING “Jesus, HELP”!

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AND YES, I BELIEVE JESUS WILL HELP!

 

 

Time

Do you know what time it is?

Time is Precious…..Once used, you cant get it back.

Time is not infinite, it will end. Use your time wisely!

“Love Everyone”, even those who hurt and betray you,just pray for them.

Don’t worry about what others think of you, you only need to care what God thinks of you.

Dream your dreams and make them come true.

Be generous in love and generous in giving.

Pursue your passions, help others, try new things, taste new foods, take long strolls, enjoy God’s beauty that surrounds you daily.

Make a choice not to engage with anger, there is more strength in remaining silent and walking away.

You cannot change others , you can only change yourself.

Start a new love with Jesus!

Binding Prayers!

The Word of God tells us that “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much” (James 5:16).

Deuteronomy 32:30 gives us a glimpse of the effect that our prayers have in the spiritual realm by revealing to us that one person’s prayer has the power to put one thousand angels to flight; and two people’s prayers can put ten thousand angels to flight! Imagine that!

This revelation is powerful. If every person reading this post bind their prayers, then there is a probability that over 2,000,000 angels are in flight!💖

Imagine what a group of praying people can do binding prayers; now imagine a church full of  folks; now imagine a stadium full, and then a nation full of God’s people lifting up prayers on behalf of the people. Oh my God, no enemy in hell even stands a chance of winning! The angels of God will flood the heavens, the atmosphere, and the earth- all because God’s people prayed.

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Heavenly Father,

Tonight I lift the world to you, praying for Hope, Faith, Love and Courage as we stand in the face of a pandemic. I pray for Peace in the Chaos, Courage in face of Fear, and I pray for Faith to get us through. I pray for revival and for salvation of lost souls, I ask for protection over family and friends, the human race, I ask for healings though out our bodies, deliverance from strongholds, for saints who lost thier way to come back home,  I ask for supplies to the poor, medicine for those in need, please bless our Christian troops with necessities, strategic wisdom, praying for reinforcements, success of other missionaries, unity and harmony in the ranks, encouragement of togetherness, kindness, compassion and empathy, discernment in tough decisions, knowledge to know and discover your will, to establish a closer relationship , to know you, our God, on a more personal level, gaining understanding of the comprehension of the love of Christ. May we all be Believing and having Faith with sense of assured Hope, Strength and Endurance, that our Faith not be destroyed, yet grow in leaps and bounds, not fall into temptation. We believe you God that you  would complete a good work, forgiveness of our sins, granting protection from the evil one, as we plead the blood of Christ, that in the spiritual realm Gods army establish leadership in the outposts, raising of the dead, miraculous signs, deliverance, casting out of demons, healings, healing of wounded comrades, signs and wonders, boldness in proclamation, God would direct the use of the sword, God would vindicate his people in their cause, fullness of the Holy Spirit, God would exalt his name in the world, gospel would speed ahead and be honored,and God would extend his kingdom in the world. We submit and surrender Oh Lord asking you to show mercy in your loving kindness! Son of David, have mercy on us children of the earth, In Jesus name. Amen

Midnight Insomnia Blues

Tonight I’m having a hard time sleeping, insomnia continues to rule and the moon is bright as I gaze out my window into beauty of the night, glowing, piercing the darkness.

I am glad for the light, I treasure it, I don’t feel as alone, the house is quiet, cats are still awake playing and old Jake, our big black lab, lays on foot of bed guarding me, keeping me safe. Mamma is still in hospital, I’m still coughing, no we don’t have Coroniavirus, but it”s out there and I’m concerned. I’m thinking about our Economy and our Nation.

I’m thinking about how people  are just being so unkind to each other, to friends and family and I just I really miss “small town good folks” who know how to treat one another with respect, dignity, character and integrity!

Where have all of our manners gone, where is our moral compass, as you know, I wrote a story while back called Banging My Compass. I was talking in that story about how I lost my direction,  but one thing I would like to think I have not lost is my morals and my values. My momma would tear my hind end up!! I believe in showing elders respect, I got family that calls me by my first name instead of Aunt and others who think they can dishonor me, cuss me out, sit at Sunday dinner, without an Apology! Hmmm…. Wonder if they ever read “The Help”😜, oh hush, I’m just kidding🤣, rude folks will make you crazy, if you give them half the chance. Like that old Kenny Roger’s song “The Gambler”, don’t let folks see you react to their rudeness.  I choose to stand on honor, pray for them, walk away. I forgive them, I love them, but I dont have to keep company with them.

Tonight I just take all my concerns the things that are keeping me awake, this awful insomnia and I just give it over to the Lord.  I just close my eyes, say my prayers and know that despite all the fear and all the things I’m hearing and seeing in the world on TV,  I know that God is for us, he’s not against us.  I know that God loves us, he will never forsake us and I know that God will not go back on his word. God’s word is alive, it has power, more than we know, speak it out loud, it never comes back void!  There’s a prayer in Psalms that is the most beautiful prayer in the world.  I asked you tonight to take time to read it and pray over your family! This prayer is powerful and it talks about how God will protect you if you put your trust in him. God will protect you and I think in this day and age we need that protection,  so tonight I close my eyes saying my prayers and speak aloud Psalms 91! I put my trust in the Lord!  I believe that he will protect us all and keep us and not forsake us in Jesus name. May God be with us all!

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MY THOUGHTS!

Hello My Precious Readers!!

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I hope you are experiencing profound

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Today is a GREAT DAY to just B R E A T H !

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I HOPE you L A U G H!

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Don’t Judge A Person on Their Uniqueness

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SHOW L O V E

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BE K I N D !!

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Prayer & Mercy for your Enemies!

God tells us to specifically pray for our enemies, we all have enemies, knowingly and unknowingly. How you handle them, shows your spiritual growth. When you pray for your enemies it draws God in by Faith.

I just want the adversary to know, I love my enemies.

In the beginning, trying to pray for my enemies was awful, I did not want to pray for them, they had hurt me badly, trying to destroy me, with words, actions, attacks and it took alot of work in me, through the love of Christ, before I was able to pray my first prayer for an enemy. Then through the guidance and love of the Holy Spirit, God showed me how to look past the actions of my enemies, and to look at their heart, seeing they are really just in pain, bruised from life , needing the Love of Jesus!

Jesus worked a miracle in my life by getting me to pray for my enemies, teaching me how to love them.

In my own personal situation, distancing myself from those who hurt me and going silent, gave me quiet time that was needed for God time, reflection and healing. Sometimes, you have to remove yourself from the person, in order to heal yourself, then you can begin to pray for that individual. God does something remarkable, he brings peace, love, forgiveness and restoration to both parties. God is always on time. So today, stop and pray for those who come against you, as if they were your most cherished love one, and watch a miracle unfold. Love you all!

PRAYER

Dear Lord

My enemies are hurt people, who are broken, who heart people , who are just as overwelmed by life events , just like me.

Hurt people hurt people.

It is written “It is a good thing to give thinks unto the Lord , and to sing praises unto thy name, Oh most high:

Lord today I pray MERCY for us all, that you  “to show forth your loving kindness in the morning and thy faithfulness every night.”

Let our prayers become “upon an  instruments of ten strings, and upon psaltery, upon the harp with a solemn sound.” Our prayers would be beautiful music to your ears!

“For thou Lord, hast made me glad through thy works; I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” You are the master potter and we rejoice.

“Oh Lord, how great are thy works!and thy thoughts are very deep.” I can only imagine your thoughts are as deep as the ocean and as far as the constellations of the heavens. Even the stars were an afterthought of extreme beauty.

I pray all enemies would come to know you as their Lord and Savior, that they would repent and seek a relationship with you, and experience the miracle of Grace.

May our enemies be blessed coming in and going out, may all their needs be meet  on this day, may they have food , shelter, clothing and a place to lay their head and be safe.

May our enemies be in excellent health , strong, hard-workers, may all their families prosper and know God.

May all plans, schemes, strategics of the enemy , generational curses, evil curses, lies of the enemy be broken, cancelled, voided and rebuked through the wonder working power of the blood of Jesus.

Lord I  understand, people aren’t our enemy! Our enemy is Satan and the attack is spiritual in source and nature. That people are used as pawns in his attacks against each of us. These children of God who are saved and unsaved need prayer and protection. The enemy is Satan not people.

The cause is a spiritual agenda that wants to stop you from doing the things you are doing that is infringing on the kingdom of darkness.

Equip us Oh Lord through Prayer, Fasting and reading of the word of God. Let go and let God battle for us and raise a standard when the real enemy comes in like a flood.

Lord may we draw on your strength, when the battle gets hard, may the Holy Spirit lift and carry us, lest we dash our foot on a stone and when Satan comes like a roaring lion to devour, may we open our mouths and let the ROAR of God and his words be heard, unleashed, as our redeemer draws near! For God is for us, and will never forsake us! May God be our Strength always! For God is Victorious! The battle belongs to the Lord!

Amen!

Luke 6:27-36 New International Version (NIV)

Love for Enemies

27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

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My Thought!

If you have breath in your body you are blessed with the day you are living in at the moment. Use it wisely. Speak positive. Speak life. For those that curse you, forgive them. Pray for them. Talk to God throughout the day, he loves to hear your voice. Hard times build your character. How you react builds your integrity. Turn from unwise talk and fill your mind with the word, sing, dance and worship God. Your focus must stay on God not on people. Last of all…don’t judge. Instead share a smile or kind word, pray and help encourage someone so that they may inspire to HOPE once again. Blessings……

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I LOVE A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS!

Re-post due to Web glitch!

Autumn came and left with a blink, sometimes flaunting her fiery leaves and other times shyly waves good-bye in one big wind storm.Christmas is now only fifteen days away and an icy cold front, possibly snow, is already headed our way. Candles, firewood, lots of treats, all collected in case we have no heat.

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While small children dream of Christmas thoughts in their heads of Rudolph, Frosty and Great Saint Nick. Older folks just laugh and declare Christmas is about Baby Jesus and he made Ole Saint Nick!

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Bible stories from ages past,still declare the same truth at last, Jesus came as a babe in a manger, as the barn animals gazed, it was the three wise men who fell in a daze,before them was a holy sight not seen,a child so holy they fell upon their knees. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus Christ, Son of God, a King!

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The ultimate gift of Love, God wrapped in the flesh, born to a virgin, who came to give us life. God has never forsaken us! Every year my tree, is a remembrance of that unconditional LOVE!

Leviticus 23:40 says – And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.
Some believe this verse means the tree isa celebratory symbol based on the worship of God!

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When families gathers, Oh what a feast, turkey, ham, bread, pie, cakes and all kinds of delights, nothing in comparison to our “Future Kings Feast” that is yet to come!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A JOYOUS HOLIDAY IN LOVE OF OUR KING, SWEET JESUS!

 

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🎀My Christmas Prayer🎀

🎄Christmas Prayer🎄
My father, in Jesus name, let those who are tired come to you, the lost, the brokenhearted, the despondent, the sick and the hopeless.
I’ve heard it said that you love all people and you walk among us and save those who are crushed in spirit.
This Christmas I pray for LOVE, for LOVE covers a multitude of sin. I pray God for protection, over our family , friends and our church. I lift up the crushed in spirit to you. I pray psalms 91 out loud, speaking your word so it may go forth,

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Praying and pleading your blood over crushed in spirit. Praying that you heal them and bind up their wounds. They cannot hear, they cannot see, they cannot speak and they are blind, deaf and ignorant to your truth. I stand humbly before you God and ask you to hear our prayers bind together to open their ears, their mind, and their eyes. Some call them the scum of society, worthless, scavengers, unclean and not savable.
Lord weI see them as future saints adorned in crowns of beauty, gladness and garments of praise. Lord we know your truth is for every man, woman and child. We pray for warrior angels commanded by you Lord, to set a hedge of protection around the lost crushed in spirit, to guard them, minister so that when your vessels of saints come in contact and speak your truth and salvation the light in your vessels will not be your saints they see, it will be you, their Redeemer, their Savior, whose words will turn the lost to being found and the despondent to having hope, and the hopeless to be full of joy, all to be planted in faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with assurance of salvation.
Save them God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.
In Jesus Name, Amen

I Love a Blue Christmas!

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Christmas is fast approaching, my mom does everything traditional (red), I happen to love “Blue” Christmas. I am collecting the following ideas off the internet, for the day when I once again decorate my home in celebration of Christmas. An old planter can easily be decorated with a few bulbs and sticks picked up in yard clean up and by cutting off some yearly greenery. I love the planter project and will definitely use it in the future..

 


There is much that can be done with leftover bulbs that didn’t make it on the tree, a little ribbon and fishing line, the possibilities are endless. Ribbons and bulbs in a window at varying lengths are a great way to add a little more ump to your decorations, children can help with this one. Glass bulbs hung with fishing line clustered together in front of windows or hung from ceiling give great light reflections along with tree lights.One of my favorite ideas for bulbs is decorating a fireplace with greenery of choice and stockings. The next one looks elegant , yet I only recommend, if little ones cant reach, as bulbs are fragile and we don’t want them going into a child’s mouth, using a vanity glass square on a tabletop or coffee table, with bulbs and candles is just gorgeous.

 


I love a “Blue, Old Saint Nick” One of my favorites is Saint Nick gathering animals to protect from the cold. At first I thought it was snow lower down on the picture until I realized it was three giant polar bears. Reminded me of the “Coke” commercials, I love the bears, just not Coke a Cola, I’m die hard Pepsi fan.

 


Ho, Ho Ho, Its Saint Nick, straight from the North Pole, bearing gifts, candy pulling his sleigh town.

 


I am from the coast of North Carolina, a small beach community, and I love shells, sand dollars and anything nautical. The Christmas tree on the left is a unique idea after my own heart, because it represents coastal imagination at its best. Wish I had thought of it! The tree is made from seashells and starfishes, I think these would look great on a porch by a front door with poinsettias and old pair of nostalgic skates in remembrance of my northern cold winters when Dad was stationed up north.

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Oh, what a Beautiful Blue Frosted Christmas Tree! I would hang pine combs, adding an assortment of beautiful shells, along with family memorabilia, adding a white rug wrapped around the bottom.

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My table would be adorned for very special guests of dear family and close friends, as we gather to give thanks and praise, over a lovely meal of clam chowder, salad, baked sweet potatoes, prime rib cooked to perfection, served with a little wine. One tradition I love is everyone, as we go around the table, expressing what they are truly grateful for this Christmas season! Which brings me to my last favorite which is really first!

 


Words cannot express fully, my love for this baby born in a manger. God who came robbed as flesh, to save us all from our sins. I am grateful for the unconditional love of a savior who loved us before we were born, who died that we might live, the bible states Peter declared ” in the New Living Translation, , “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Christmas is Jesus Christ Birthday, and he gave us all the ultimate gift of unconditional love dying on the cross for our sins.

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Merry Blue Christmas to each and everyone of you, thank you for reading my blog, encouraging me and being my virtual friends, I am grateful for all of you, and look forward to reading more of your posts.

Malicious Mischief

Wow, Malicious Mischief! There is a part of me that is afraid to write this story, as it is very personal to me. Have you ever wondered what puts evil in peoples heart, to imagine and then commit crimes against others! You may be shocked to know, in my case, I made someone very angry. That person or persons set out to teach me a lesson.

 I made a promise to share my story earlier today, with fellow blogger STU. On September 18th, I was headed to emergency room, suffering from dry eye syndrome, had rubbed my eye to hard and injured myself. Two miles from the ER, in bumper to bumper traffic, my Ford SUV made a funny noise and I felt that sinking feeling, I whispered”Lord, please don’t let me break down.” I made it into the right turn lane coasting into an Exxon station, turned off the car. The car died right there, I just didn’t know it yet. I got out checked everything under the hood, all fluids were level, car didn’t overheat, no burning smell, nothing leaking. I tried to crank the car; nothing, no turn over.

I had not had a break in five months, and that day I rejoiced on the side of the road, that I was stranded, finally I was alone. It was a chance to clear my head, relax, talk to God and a very good friend.  My rejoicing was short lived, as I realized I had no way home.

Eventually, seven hours later I got a ride and went home. A sweet friend paid to tow my car to a mechanic shop for an estimate.  The next day, the mechanic called and told me there was sugar, a foreign like substance in my fuel pump, $1000 to repair. I just cried, I had no money. I couldn’t wrap my head around why someone would do this to me, wasn’t I going through enough?

I cried, prayed and gave it to God, my friend who towed the car offered to help fix it if the mechanic guaranteed it could be fixed. Work began on the car and I was hopeful and feeling blessed someone was helping me.  Forty seven days later, my mechanic quits his job and I am told to remove the vehicle after I pay the bill, vehicle is still not running.

Around this time a stranger shows up at my home and informs me, that I need to watch my back. He overheard a conversation by a third party about someone vandalizing my vehicle, shocking me by asking “Did I get the sugar out of my tank?” How did this stranger know my personal crisis?  The stranger continued to relay what he had heard, which lead him to come to my home as he felt this person was out to get me for not giving a ride. My insides felt like they had been ripped open, I just couldn’t believe someone destroyed my vehicle because I said no to a ride.

Then my friend tows my vehicle to a master mechanic for a second opinion, and I learn that all repairs  by the first mechanic were unnecessary, as the master mechanic stated, “This vehicle died the day it shut off, the engine is locked up, by foreign substance, you were mislead and this is what you need to get your money back,” I’m happy to report, I am getting reimbursed all the repair bill and two towing bills back. This money goes back to the friend who was kind enough to help me.

Ive lived with the knowledge of the vandalism betrayal for over a month. I still don’t have a running car and now reality is setting in, what am I going to do with out a vehicle? The vandalism cost me my only vehicle, my transportation, my freedom to go do errands, buy groceries, get meds, visit my daughter, grandchildren. What was I going to do? Why would some one do this to me?

My heart just couldn’t take another person saying “What in the world did you do to make someone so angry at you?” I was looked upon like an evil woman and it wasn’t a good feeling, crushing my heart. My crime that caused me the loss of my vehicle, was an act of tough love, Sadly, I had told someone “no” to a ride, because I cant partake in anything that leads them to drugs, or that would jeopardize my freedom! Now I sit here , stranded in the country, mourning my dads death, care-taking my mom, no vehicle, siblings against me, persecuted, pressed down, depressed, its the holiday’s, I’m broke finding out people could care less. I’m missing doctor appointments, cant runs errands, cant get to grocery store or take mom for a Sunday ride. People will try to control you, or take advantage of you in your weakness……………….they think they got me. Did I learn my lesson, my betrayer sought to teach me after this malicious mischief of vandalism?

 Yes, I learned my lesson, I choose how I react to evil.  I choose to Rejoice, I just start laughing, because I had a revaluation, after letting go of it all, My  God,  owns all the cattle on the hills, I believe I have supernatural favor with God, I believe God is going to move in all my circumstances, as I had to be brought down to nothing, so that when I rise, God gets all the Glory!  I cant wait to see God move, speak your future as if it already is, your tongue has power of life and death, speak life, watch blessings flow! I believe the best is yet to come, I don’t know how God will do it, I just know he is able, I will continue to make Beautiful memories with my mom, and watch God work. Never Give Up! Blessings!

 

 

 

How the Littlest Angel turned Sobbing to Joy!

The Lord God Almighty stood before his angels, looking intently at the human race. God’s voice roared announcing to his Warrior Angels he had a very important mission for them, that they were to descend upon the earth and find all the prayers of his faithful servants, who praised and worshipped him in the Christmas Season, his earthly birthday.

The angels that will live forever passed the powers as they parted allowing them to go down to earth in a spiraling mass of anticipation, seeking beloved saints, who had stayed the course and remained faithful. When the last and littlest angel passed the powers they turned and closed up the realm of heaven.

“Yonah” which means, “Dove” was the littlest angel of the masses who quickly flew to catch up with his fellow warrior angles, His heart-shaped face, was in deep concentration encased with reddish hair, and deep soulful blue eyes. Yonah was breathtakingly beyond beautiful, a creature blessed by God, for what he lacked in size he had in strength and heart. He paused in his descent, and hovered with the light fluttering of his wings, he looked in all directions and noticed how still and quiet it was, something was not right. With that thought he folded his wings inward and dove, he had to find her, maybe she was still praying, for he knew he could detect the weakest of prayers. Down he went.

Cindy was winding down and watching the six o clock news, her coffee had grown cold, oh, why in the world did she turn that dang TV on, there was never any good news unless you counted the weather report, and all it showed was a forecast of possible snow and ice. Her thoughts drifted to the last few years, she could not remember the last time she had felt joy, she remembered her episodes of sobbing and feeling of hopelessness, after her husband walked out and abandoned her, the rug being pulled out from under her when housing market started to falter and her boss laid her off, then the economy crashed and the bottom fell out, her savings went to help her daughter finish school and to help her with attorney fees in a heated custody battle over her granddaughter, now she was in her second extension of lay off, she had lost her home, had to give away all her belongings, her car engine blew, and she only had five weeks of unemployment left. During all this time she had been sick with a thyroid issue, she gained over fifty pounds, three fourths of her hair fell out, she had a cyst in her breast, severe acid re flux, she went from the person she recognized to looking like a stranger, then came the allergic reactions, inability to breath, then her doctor let her go as a patient, saying she was too difficult to treat, she could no longer focus, or keep her thoughts straight, she kept writing notes to herself so she would not forget what she needed to do or what she had said to someone in conversation, her family relationships became strained, her friends walked away without even looking back. Job-hunting was hopeless; she did not even have a college degree. There were no jobs to compete for, in one year she had, one interview. Sadly she had fallen away from her church family, not by her choice, it just happened slowly like her thyroid disease, at first she felt nothing unusual, then she was hit with a powerful punch, that near bought knocked her off her feet. It wasn’t just one thing but an accumulation of many things, hurtful things, things she did not know how to talk about, how to express, like a vine twisting up her body sucking the life out of her little by little, her family’s lack of understanding and indifference, having to go to the hospital alone, time after time, scarred out of her wits, barely able to breath, excruciating chest pains, inability to sleep, and the pain in her muscles that hurt her to her core daily. She felt betrayed, and buried so far into the pit of despair she did not know how to climb out. No one from her church had ever called her, instead, they just talked about her, called her backslidden, made fun of her weight, and snickered about her, and who she was before she found Christ. Jesus had wiped her sins clean, but her fellow man continued to judge her, and as hard as she tried to be a part of the church family, she was rejected and persecuted time after time. They were so worried about her outward appearance they never stopped to look at her inward appearance and the change God was doing in her life. That was when she began to visit other churches, looking for a family to accept her and love her. She let go of her family church, yet she remained faithful in prayer and her love for God.

The Spirit of Torment keep circling Cindy, giggling in evil ragged laughs, it was working, he just about had her where he wanted her if only he could break her will to pray, then she was his. No Matter how he tormented her, he could not touch her family as she prayed daily the word of God to cover them, it was just a matter of time, she would break, and in arid anticipation he rubbed his long bony fingers together, when all of a sudden he noticed, a gleam of light approaching, and he swiftly hid and was angered to see “Yonah” approaching, one of God’s Warrior Angels. The Spirit of Torment snorted in disgust, warrior indeed, besides Gabriel, he looked like a child, even though he was fully formed. Yonah was actually encouraging good thoughts to Cindy, what was he doing, he was ruining all his hard work, noooooooo, Cindy was getting on the floor, he and Yonah both heard her knees crackle and crunch, as her weight bore down, she bent over and put both hands out to lower herself to the ground, and promptly fell, pushed more like it, flat on her face.

Cindy laid on the floor, sobbing, in disparity, all she can mutter is one word. “Jesus”! Yonah continues to encourage her, and The Spirit of Torment becomes enraged.

Her sobbing turns to wailing and in the midst of her wailing “The Holy Spirit of God” moves in to intercede, and her tongue starts to flow in the heavenly language, she pours out her soul, slamming her fist from time to time “God, please do not forsake us, forgive us, Lord!” As the prayer pours forth from her mouth, Yonah snatches up the words and races toward heaven with her prayer in his hands, with The Spirit of Torment, hot on his trail. The Spirit of Torment pulls out his bow and aims and let’s go with his arrow racing through the air, piercing Yonah, who cries out and begins to fall, and The Spirit of Torment races past him, to help in the battle ahead.

Yonah examines his wound as he hides in the clouds, and decides to head home, the Master is waiting, and he does not want to disappoint the Lord. With grit and determination he heads to the heavenly realm and what he sees, is beyond his wildest perception, there are no Powers guarding the realm of heaven, and fearfully he approaches and looks up over the edge, and before him as far as his eyes can see is a great battle. Blue realms turning gray to black, between the Lords angels and the Angels who deserted God and now sided with the Destroyer. The battle is fierce, sword clashes against sword, shields are drawn, and held high to protect, and in the middle is a dragon called Legion, who is churning out battle orders harshly and has eight voices talking at once. Yonah begins to doubt himself, he is a warrior angel who is scared to go in battle, and in order to reach the Lord he must go through the battlefield, oh, where and how can he get his strength and a plan. Then he remembers Cindy, she is the answer, so he heads back to earth, and the demon is gone, thinking he has won, Cindy is laying on the ground spent exhausted and worn out, she says, God, you promised to never leave us, you promised in your word you would fight for us, and have mercy upon us, Lord, I have faith in your, Lord please defend us, and she continues to sob, God, I am here use me Lord, what can I do , I am nothing , one person, and Yonah smiles and slowly allows

Cindy to feel his pain, torment, and the heat of the battle, with an unexpected fierceness of rage, Cindy slams her fist into the ground and screams “NO MORE”, and the Holy Spirit of God begins to intercede, and Cindy rages into speaking in tongues, battling for what she knows not…….. Cindy prays as if her life depended on it. She pressed forward, and unseen to Cindy, Yonah, began to glow with a bright stars brilliance, and his wings surged with strength, and power filled his limbs and a sword dropped into his hand, and Yonah raced back to the realm of heaven and in the first blow the littlest warrior angel destroyed half of Satan’s army, as Yonah fluttered above the battle field, he dove to strike his next blow and the defected angels and demons fled, and Yonah was face to face, with Legion, and all eight of his voices ragged blasphemies at him , and with one swift blow, with the word of God, his sword, Yonah took off his head and the voices spoke no more, and the powers returned to the realm. Yonah swiftly gathered all the prayers that were dropped during battle and along with Cindy’s prayer ascended to heaven to the Throne and bowed at the Lord’s feet and presented all the prayers of the saints on Christmas Eve. The Lord God Almighty smiled and hugged the littlest angel saying “Job well done”! God then turned as the angels rejoiced and opened up the heavens and poured forth his blessings unto his children. Peace returned to the earth, at the same time it flooded Cindy where she laid, and she began to sing and rejoice in the Lord! Cindy stood and dusted herself off; her sobbing had been replaced with joy and she began to dance before the Lord!

In the year to come God ordered restoration to his faithful saints, with blessings beyond measure! As a child of God Cindy hardly understood all that had transpired, what gained the victory was allowing herself to be used, pressing forward and having faith and trusting the Lord even when she didn’t understand, what was important was she remembered to leave herself open to God’s calling.

The End!

Dear God,

At times I am amazed at the love you have for us, thank you for sending your son, so that we might be saved. Thank you for your priceless gift of love. Lord, we ask you to move through our great nation, a nation which was built “In God we trust”, on a solid rock foundation. Lord, our rock has been shaken as we as a nation moved away from thy precepts, forgive us, Lord. Lord, we bow to you in humility, and humbleness, we call on your holy name we pray and ask for your forgiveness and ask that this would be a new era that would heal our land and once more make us into a proud Godly nation united under you, our Lord and Savior. We ask and seek your presence in our government, our homes, our schools, our workplaces, our judicial system, our healthcare, and for the one true God to be present in our churches. Wake us up and stir us up Lord to do your calling and your will, give us insight, wisdom, to be spiritual leaders, and guidance to succeed. As in Joel 2:12- we are coming to you Lord with all our heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with morning, until every hindrance is removed and fellowship is restored. In 2 Chronicles 7:14- If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.

My father, let those who are tired come to you, the lost, the brokenhearted, the despondent, and the hopeless. I have heard it said that you love these people and you walk among them and save those who are crushed in spirit. I pray God for our protection, our family and our friends and our church, and these individuals that I lift up to you. I pray Psalms 91 and I plead your blood over them. I pray that you heal them and bind up their wounds. They cannot hear, they cannot see, they cannot speak, and they are blind, deaf and ignorant of your truth. I stand humbly before you God and ask you to open their ears, their minds, and their eyes. Some call them the scum of society, worthless, scavengers, unclean, and not savable. I see them as future saints adorned in crowns of beauty, gladness, and garments of praise. Lord, I know your truth is for every man, woman, and child. I pray for warrior angels commanded by you Lord, to set a hedge of protection around them, to guard them, so that when your vessels of saints come in contact with them and speak your truth and salvation the light in your vessels will not be your saints they see, it will be you, their Redeemer, their Savior, whose words will turn the lost to being found and the despondent to having hope, and the hopeless to be full of joy, all to be planted in faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with assurance of salvation. Save them, God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayer -Wednesday Night

My prayer today for each of you – God “Please forgive us this day for our sins. Place a guard over our mouths. Let our words be like Honey.

Lord help us to make our lives sweeter, with your word and guidance.  Lord please go before us and be our forward , side and rear guard. Cover our loved ones and friends spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally under thy wings.

Lord, let your pure white light shine over each of us. I plead the blood of Jesus,and I give thanks Lord for your hedge of protection on our families, friends , church and most important, the lost. 

Through the power and authority of Jesus Christ, let the Lord rebuke evil and rebuke the enemy and rebuke demonic and spiritual attacks. Let the Lord rebuke diseases, sickness, virus, cancer and autoimmune diseases, ISIS, enemies and war.

I unleash from heaven, God’s chosen army to defend us, to help, in our day of need in the very hour and presence we cry out. I unleash abundant love and acceptance, healing and victory through Jesus Christ our redeemer!

Lord let your face shine upon us, as you lead and guide us.

In Jesus name . Amen!

Whirl Wind

Come out of the Whirlwind.

I want you to remember it is only temporary, this too shall pass  and it is the building of your faith.

You are never abandoned. Your insight to God’s word will deepen. Your compassion and empathy for others will deepen to a level that even surprises you.

Offenses will become a thing of the past.

Yes, you will learn to love your offender and enemies, praying for them.

Circumstances will not decide your joy.

You will learn your true help comes from the Lord, and when he restores you, the Lord shall receive all Glory!

And yes , you will rise! Be encouraged this day and give thanks!

Power of God’s Word

There is joy in the word of the Lord.

If we read it, ingest it and study word of God daily, it will lead us from captivity to a place where waters of living grace will flow through us continually and cause us to produce much fruit.

We will be strong and our branches and vines will be planted in good soil. That when we feed on the word of God, it is like an all-consuming fire that runs through our body filling us spiritually and when we are filled spiritually, we are able to resist the temptations of the devil and turn from those things that temp us and lead us to harm.

There is life and liberty in the word of God! I learned that there are two parts of a human body that must be filled first and foremost, we must be feed spiritually and then we must be feed physically.

Reading the word, allows things to happen even when we don’t feel it, the word is alive and when spoken does not come back void. Speak the promises of God as if they are , believe and the word will manifest!

God’s word is pure truth. Grab it and never let go. Thank you God! I love watching you work!

Wednesday Prayer

My Prayer for you!

May the Lord go before you and be your rear guard, may love arise all around you, may God’s warrior angels be firmly planted around you and your loved ones, protecting them spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally rebuking evil and putting it under your feet where it belongs.

STRAIGHTEN your Crown!

Rise up, Breathe and Exhale, this is a new beginning, embrace it, love it and if and when you make a mistake, quickly ask forgiveness, and move onward. For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Remember you are not alone, you are loved unconditionally by God!

God knows your heart and he is working it all out. Have faith, sing a song and praise him for he deserves all glory.

In Jesus name we pray . Amen

A Real Friend

A real friend will always be truthful, loves you enough to speak truth to you, whether its a bad outfit, bad decision, or just bad choices.

A real friend will get down in the mud with you and pull you back up, when you are grieving or heartbroken. A real friend speaks truth in Love and that is Mercy!

Reach down with the right hand of Love and pull thy brother and sister up out of the pit for you are to Love them as I have Loved you!

Autumn

I am waiting, looking up, in anticipation……seeking the gold, orange, yellow and red vibrant colors within the trees. Waiting, anticipating….when will you change. For surely you shall then begin to fall slowly from up above, to the ground below, Anticipation builds waiting to glide through your beauty, as you glide downward, a moment in time, everything stops, as I look above and I watch you FALL.

In our waiting, God is working on our master-plan.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and. … and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Autumn.DHJ

The Virtuous Woman Award!

 

 

My beautiful tiny friend Renee nominated me for this “Virtuous Woman Award!”

I reference her size due to her most recent post, which  had me chuckling  called “Short People .” Renee may be tiny, yet she has the biggest heart  and will get down in the mud to pray for a friend or love one, this lady knows how to cry out to God! Renee is sensitive to others emotions and feels deeply what they are going through due to being tender-hearted, compassionate and caring. Renee gives of her time never expecting anything in return.  Great things come in small packages, Renee is an amazing wife, mother and Nana!  I am honored to call her my friend!

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Thank you Renee for this nomination.

 

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.”

Debra’s Thoughts on this Award!

Originally, I felt I didn’t deserve this award, as I refreshed my reading on  Proverbs 31. I’m not a proverbial wife I didn’t  measure up to the perfection of the proverbial woman. I’m divorced. In the past, I  tended to ignore the Proverbs woman all together because reading it made me  feel defeated.

After getting this award, I read it again then discovered something new, maybe I am growing into a Proverbial woman, just as I am a work in progress with Jesus.

I learned I am worthy, a warrior for Christ, a daughter, who is loved by ABBA, as I have faced many hard battles. I didn’t chose my divorce, it left me heartbroken. I had to learn to be courageous, God clothed me in his strength when I was weak.  I had to fight to keep my dignity.  When my man said I was unworthy God showed me my worth, wooing me with his ancient love song and wrapping it around my heart. There came a time when I could only rely on God, which built trust. God placed a shield of trust  over me to teach me I could rely on him, he would never abandon me or forsake me.  I believe in kindness, giving to others, being available to help. I’m creative, busy, a good manager, and I care for my household, my mother. I am blessed beyond measure with a beautiful daughter, who is my sunshine, my wonderful sun in law and four adorable grandchildren who I have  shared the story of Jesus and how good he is to me; all of us. I have been privileged to rock five beautiful babies, laying hands on them in prayer. I watched them come to know Jesus and seeing that love grow is amazing,  baby dedications, witnessing  many of them accepting Christ as their Savior and baptism. God is showing me, a divorced woman, can be a proverbial woman too…… I didn’t give up, I pushed forward despite my circumstances, for you must survive, even when broken hearted, I was persistant! Look at all these blessings! Thank you Jesus!

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Rules are simple…paste the scripture, add an image, and state why you chose the women you’ve mentioned.

My WordPress Nominees

Nicole Wow, how many times have I need a good word of encouragement, and I head to your page , and my cup is filled. Truly you inspire me with your post dealing with depression, autoimmune issues, distractions of the enemy, you just keep pushing forward and you give me the courage to push forward too. My first article I read was about your child’s wedding, and being an empty-nester, the pics were beautiful!

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Renee My dearest sweetest friend—a definite kindred spirit!  I know you were just nominated recently for this award, but how could i not put the very woman who is a mentor to me and the proverbial woman! You are grace under fire, calm in the storm, the big heart that believes good in all people, you continually overlook when I say things I shouldn’t, you listen, carry on praying for my burdens when your plate is full! God surely blessed me with this beautiful friendship and I am blessed to call you friend! Your writing is soooo goood, and I am sure your followers agree, you make us laugh, cry, think and give us wisdom that only comes from a close walk with God. A unique woman who is blessed coming and going and soon to be a Nanna again, you are catching up, we are tied in grand-babies.

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The Mystery Blogger Award 2019 | 2nd Nomination

recently nominated me on his 3rd Mystery Blogger Award.  I have enjoyed Stu’s Blogs for some time, and recently my heart was very touched by something he wrote on Cry Like a Man ,  Stu, this post touched my heart and deals on so many levels those tough things people are going through, your ending was Great & Inspiring! These words you wrote are what broke open my tears “You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone. You are designed to feel deeply. It’s how you were made—you are human.” I have been in a fiery trial, ridiculed for my compassion & empathy, called emotional and crazy, I was doubting myself. I felt broke, shattered yet your words were healing. I was designed by a master creator, to feel deeply, to understand and show empathy & compassion. To help and encourage. I’m human…….yes I indeed am very human! Thank thank you for writing and encouraging us all with this post! All of us need to remember we are all Human and it is ok to cry and show emotion!Thank you STU 😊 Blessings to you and your ministry!

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

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Here are the guidelines:

Put the award logo/image on your blog

List the rules

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog

Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well

Answer the 5 questions you were asked

Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

You have to nominate 10 – 20 people

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog

Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question

Share a link to your best post(s)

Here are Stu’s five questions:

1. If you have children, what is you favorite activity to do with them? Go to OLD libraries.

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2. What is you favorite activity to do if single? Go to thrift and antique stores.

3. Do you still enjoy playing in the rain? ABSOLUTELY

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4. What would you friends say is your best characteristic?  I’m not sure , maybe ask my bff  Renee

5. Funny/odd question time…

Have you ever gone to a public restroom, walk in and turn right around and that urgent need to go has left?

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Here are 3 things about Deb…

I love Color Therapy Apps , helps with Anxiety!

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🤔🤔🤔Oh yeah…

I love Autumn – my favorite Season!

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I love reading:

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Here are my fellow bloggers I am giving this award to:

Meena

Russ

Eliza

Here are my questions for my nominee’s:

1. What Inspires you to write?

2. When do you write your best?

3. Have you figured out your life calling, what you are meant to do? If yes, how did you figure it out?

4. What is your most favorite thing about Autumn?

5. Have you ever had a situation where you find yourself helpless and God provided!

Here is the link my favorite posts: I like or love most posts!

Granny’s Homemade Soup!

My nose is inclined to pick up the intricate changes in the the seasons from summer to fall. Something in the air changes and my eyes are visually drawn to the leaves hanging on our trees, most are still green, yet at the ending of this summer, on Labor day, the colors have started to turn early, as I am seeing hints of yellow, red and orange! Our little wild animals in the yard are scurrying around in frantic paces, as if they feel winter is coming early this year. I am anticipating a long winter myself.

I help our animal friends out by putting out on the porch bowels of wildlife food for birds and squirrels to store up for winter.

Before the Big Winter Wind blows I get to enjoy the most memorable time of year;   Autumn- September 23, 2019 – December 21, 2019, where nights get longer and days get shorter. The time change is fast approaching when at five pm it will be dark outside. Its time for hoodies , boots and sweaters, cute hats and mittens, fire pits , roasted smores and yummy decadent coffees and hot chocolates. Aren’t you just ready for fall?

I am thankful for the approaching cool crisp breezes, the wind in my hair and for all my allergies to be gone! Hurricane Dorian kicked up a reboot for me and currently my sinus and swollen eyes are in disarray.

My mothers front porch has always been a place of peace and reflection for me, during this past summer hot days , I avoided it at all cost because our southern mosquitoes, have been relentless and have not faded away yet. I read that you can keep them away with candles and plants, yet they still bite me, unmercifully, as a child and as an adult, according to one page this could be due to my blood type, guess I am just sweeter than everyone else! LOL.

Fall is a season of comforting to me, I get to experiment and create new soups and stews for the cold days ahead. I pray over everything when I am cooking, asking for healing and blessings by all who consume what I prepare. Cooking for me is a very deep act of LOVE! When I bring the food to the table, I sing…..This is because I Love You ! Soup is one of my favorite meals to cook, and honestly I just don’t think you can mess up a good pot of soup. I always use the same ingredients in my favorite soups, yet they never taste the same, reason why is when it comes to spices, I go by instinct, I shake a little more of this than last time, and I don’t ever measure out spices.

Tonight I am making simple vegetable soup : 1 pd hamburger, 1 sweet onion, 1 can veggie all, 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can hunts tomato sauce.

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Spices I like to add: Oregano, Basil, Italian, Dill, Garlic, Poultry, Salt, Pepper, Parsley, a sprinkle of sugar, a dash of vinegar

First slice and fry the onion,

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Second crumble in raw hamburger, cooking until meat is brown and tender, not red.

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Then add all three can of sauce and veggies.

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Stir together all ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer 30 minutes.

Boil elbow or twisted noodles about 2 cups, drain and then add to 2 cups to soup base. Wait about 15 minutes and enjoy. Yummy! Serve with salad, or rolls, or both!

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Here is a link to my other recipes previously posted, give them a try!:

“2 Corinthians 4:15. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)”

TACO SOUP

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Basil Soup

 

 

 

 

 

There is Hope for the Addict! Prayer

When you have done all you can do, within your means, to help a loved one who is addicted, without enabling, remember in the chaos, that prayer is a mighty weapon! I have lost one brother, two best friends to addiction, and now living with my baby brothers addiction, I am writing about it in hopes that people will not judge , just pray for him and others battling this addiction. I see the good in them, I know the good in them, addiction is robbing and killing our loved ones, it can happen to anyone, even you. 

Never put drugs in your body given by a friend, say “NO”; Never put drugs in your body given by a doctor without out knowing the side effects, you have a right to say “NO” to these prescriptions being pushed on doctors by the big Pharm companies, use your voice to ask for something better or safer. Say “NO” ; know what you are taking, research, make safe choices. Below is a prayer for families and the ones going through addiction, you can change it to sister, mother, dad, cousin, etc…..Just pray for them, please, and their families!please take time to read the following if you are struggling with addiction:

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Dear Lord it is my prayer that You would free my “Brother” from the drugs that have become an addiction to him.. and which have almost broken the family apart and caused us all such pain and distress.

Father You know the anger that seems to lurk within him and the explosive outbursts that are so difficult to cope with. Lord He needs Jesus in his life and the indwelling Holy Spirit in his heart and I ask that You would convince him of his need for Jesus – and convict him of: “sin and righteousness and judgement”… just as Your Word has said.. and bring Him I pray, to recognize that this addiction to drugs is not Your will for anyone and is likely to end in tragedy if not dealt with soon.

I thank You that You care for people like my brother who have gone so far astray from the way of truth. Thank You that You have never given up on him despite his addiction to drugs. Thank You that he can come to You to seek for deliverance and know that You will not turn him away. Thank You that Your mercies are new every morning and thank You that You are faithful and true to Your word – even when we prove faithless.

Lord I know that Your Word promises a way of deliverance to all who seek You and I believe that in Jesus is found healing and wholeness, salvation and security – deliverance and joy. And Lord I ask for You to deliver my brother from these drugs and free him from being in bondage to this cursed addiction.

Help him I pray. Save him Lord and set him free from these drugs on which he has become so dependent. Give him the means to break loose from drugs and the ability to see it through to the end. He knows that on his own he will fail but Lord I do believe that in Christ he can be set free – help him Lord in Jesus name.

Please release my brother from the angers and pain that dwell inside of him. Almighty Father, take him in your hands and guide him to better choices, for a life without the need for drugs or alcohol. That the trouble that he is now facing, is left behind him. Lord, my brother is a wonderful man, give him the courage and the faith to believe in himself, and realize how much he is loved and cherished.

Father, hear my prayers for him and all others that are living the same kind of life. Heal them Lord, let them rejoice in a life of self respect, respect for others and love for themselves, and most of all the Glory of your love. I know in you, that he and all the others can find peace and happiness. O’ God our Father, please hear our prayers.

Dear Lord I bring my brother to You whose reliance on drugs and addiction to medication is causing myself and our family serious episodes of aggression, manipulation, violence, depression, irrationality, fears, walking on eggshells, deep concerns and utter sadness.

Lord we really don’t know what to do and we seem to have run out of ideas and suggestions and there is no one but You to whom we can turn.

Lord he is prone to mood swings – sometimes seeming depressed and at other times hyper active.. and yet at other times is only able to sleep – sometimes for the best part of a day.. Help us we pray to help HIM.. and release him Lord, from this unhealthy reliance on drugs. Heal him of the negative effects that they are having on his physical and mental health and return him to normal health and strength we ask in Jesus name.

Lord, you as our creator, we trust in your name so we call for your help day and night. I have so many fears day and night, deep in my soul I cry every second of my life because I lost my brother due to his extreme drug addiction for so many years. I pity him a lot. I have embraced and told him how much I really love and care for him as a sister,yet now he doesn’t accept it nor does he understand it.

Lord, you know how I feel every moment I think of my brother.I didn’t realize that the world would be so cruel to my parents as my brother chose drugs more than anything else in this world. I have always tried to support& be there for him . Yet things turned differently than I imagined. It hurts a lot to see my brother being sick, going through with-drawls, sick  physically and mentally, then calling ambulances when he overdoses, dealing with his psychological repetitive patterns of verbal, emotional and mental abuse to myself and  family members. Lord his words destroy and hurt to our core. Lord we humbly come to you to rebuke this addiction, the verbally , mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually  abusive patterns caused by addiction, Lord we rebuke the manipulation, stealing and the lies separation and destruction of the family unit in Jesus name. Holy Spirit, come sit with us and raise a standard.

I will never stop begging for your help and for those families who are suffering the same problem as mine. Abide in us in those hard moments. Give us all courage to Stand, fill us with your strength, protect our families.

You are a loving God and we praise and thank You for all Your goodness to us and to all people – We bless You for our lives and for all the joy and grace that You so readily bestow on all Your creation.

Lord we lift up an increasing number of men and women who suffer from drug addiction and pray that You would provide them with the grace and strength to reach out to You for the necessary help and guidance that they may need – as they take the important steps to recovering their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Give those that are addicted to drugs the will, perseverance, courage and ability to take the first step to regain their health and wholeness. Comfort, protect and succor friends and family members that are affected by those that are trapped in drug addiction.

Give courage and hope to all who are seeking to break its demonic hold over the lives of so many and may the power of Your love and grace transform their lives – knowing that Jesus Christ alone is able to break the power of drugs, return a soul into freedom and bring beauty for brokenness – we stand and rebuke drug addiction from our families, asking for protection of our loved one, granting all peace, hope, Love,and Joy. Believing the best is yet to come,  this we ask in Jesus name,Amen

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Shattered

Sometimes there are no words in the valley………..You may feel Shattered, yet we shall rise, and God will restore us! All prayers welcomed to encourage those in the valley!

Eagle, Dove & Cardinal

 

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I‘m standing on the shore, looking over my shoulder behind me at the chaos and destruction, feeling overwhelmed, deeply hurting, feeling pain course through out my body, My scars are there for all to see, Blood is pouring forth from my recent wounds. I cry out, I need you, please come stand with me.

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Where does my help come from?

I turn back around gazing before me at the vast beautiful site of a majestic lake that lays before me for miles, the lake is bluer than any blue I’ve ever seen, as if glowing like Hemimorphite crystals, colors dancing in the sun.crystalI look at the water watching a canoe come before me, I slowly climb inside taking the paddle pushing away from the shore. I’m letting go.

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I take notice everything I could need is in the canoe, how can this be ? my bible, books to read, journals waiting for my writings, an umbrella and a pop up canopy.  All my favorites are here, big cuddly beautiful pillows, downy soft blankets. I lay back and drape the paddle across me to look at the sky, studying the shoreline and observing the trees foliage, feeling the wind blowing gently across me , the warmth of the sun caressing my skin, gazing upon mountains surrounding the lake, I’m intently watching a massive bird on the horizon swooping toward me.Wow it’s a magnificent eagle, with wing spans of 36 feet and it begins to flutter before me, those massive wings creating a stirring, looking at me intently, somehow studying me, showing his incredible strength, Eagle says, “I’m the connection to the Divine, I represent resurrection of Christ. I bring strength. I give you courage and freedom to look ahead.”then suddenly soaring upward.

Isaiah 40:30 says “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.”

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Then comes another bird, white as snow, a dove, gently stopping by to gaze upon me with the most beautiful eyes showing adoration,unconditional love. Dove says, “I’m the Comforter, Holy Spirit, I represent the Baptism of Jesus , I represent peace of the deepest kind, allowing renewal of the mind.”

Matthew 3:16 New International Version (NIV)

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.