Getting Over Illness

Well, this has been an eventful past two weeks. Nearly my entire family contracted some form of covid, we didn’t gather, we live miles apart, our family is a mixture of vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Grateful to report, all are doing well and on road to recovery. I think the worst part for me was, I had it in Jan. 2020, it debilitated me for four months. Recently on Jan. 10, 2022, I tested positive. This time it took from Jan. 8th till this week. Not sure how I got it. The duration was shorter, and I did get bronchitis, which my doctor treated with an inhaler and prednisone. I took Ciacordian for cough and congestion over Mucinex as it made my backache. I ran a low-grade fever with Tylenol for five days. I applaud my doctor, he was awesome and available 24/7 by portal or phone while I was sick!

We all treated ourselves differently, myself, I had half my desk covered, like a medical table. I raised my bed, slept on my right side. I continued my low-sugar diabetic eating plan, drinking green tea, water, and coffee with raw honey. My appetite stayed normal. Being diabetic, I was warned my sugar level would spike high to monitor several times a day especially being on the steroid. Surprisingly, my blood sugar dropped, unexplainably! This whole last year I have fought hard to lower my sugar level with a nutritionist, doctor, exercise, and supplements, I never went below 140 fastings. However, while fighting covid, my sugar level dropped to 98 and stayed consistent. I am just amazed. That is God! I praise him and thank him.

Medical devices it pays to have on hand, help reporting vitals to your doctor:

O2 sensor, touchless thermometer, blood pressure cuff

Here is my list:

Aspirin- to avoid clots

Cordiciadian – cough and cogestion

Tylenol Arthritis Strenght – (2) every 12 hours

Inhaler- 2 puffs every four to six hours

Prednisone- (1) 20 per day

Vitamin d3 10,000 iu daily with tums for calcium

Airborn vitamin C packs

Magnesium

Ashwagandha

Raw Honey

Vinegar steam helped the congestion- (I) cup apple cider vinegar to small pot filled with water, bring to boil breath in….helped me alot.

The last two days I started to suddenly feel normal, like myself again. It took me some time to realize, my depression was in hiding, along with my anxiety. That is God! I praise and thank him.

I specifically thank the prayer warriors who lifted me and my family before God, as I feel your prayers and mine were answered. Praising God! I give him all the glory! It is a priceless gift to have those who will pray for you when in a crisis. Never be afraid to ask for prayer, you don’t have to give details, the reason can remain private. Just saying “I need prayer is enough!”

I feel amazingly clear and focused. I have been tweaking my apartment for the last two days, cleaning and sterilizing after being sick, and I began to feel a creative flow. I painted two projects, repurposed a table into an end table, completed my interior design plan on my kitchen, planning my next thrift store run. I make stuff and I am thrifty and I had an idea, that I needed to use or find a function for what I owned or release it to goodwill. My biggest excitement is that I was able to take two twin mattresses in my spare room and add them to my full-size bed turning it into a queen bed. Now there is room for the grandbabies, they always sleep with grammy, and we got more room.

My daughter kept a close eye on me, dropped off groceries, and I cooked this new recipe which is a sheet pan chicken dish. It is made with vinegar and apricots! Delicious, beyond good. Today I caught myself singing and dancing in the kitchen, I was thanking God, grateful and thankful for all he is doing and will continue to do.

Through this all, God is my anchor! I trust him! He deserves all my praise! My family and I are fortunate, and I am grateful for our recovery.

I read through Romans, and it reminded me of a post I wrote a long time ago, which I am looking for, I hope to find, edit and post by Sunday! Lord willing!

Hope everyone enjoyed the snow! We were covered in Ice, it was pretty, and gone as of today!

Have a Great Week!

Love Beetreegathering

Prayer for Healing

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 extraordinary 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 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 the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with the assurance of salvation. Save them, God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house. We humbly come before you praising you and all your creation! There is nothing going on under the sun and moon that you don’t already know about! Lord, we ask that the schemes of the enemy be brought out of darkness into the light exposed and destroyed by you! Father, we pray you to eradicate, cancel and void Covid 19, Cancer, Aids, man-made virus, diseases, and afflictions! Father, we declare healing to our nation for by your stripes we are healed! We take authority pleading the blood of Jesus, believing for protection over our children, grandchildren, all our families, and friends. We ask in Jesus’ name that you surround us with the pure white light of Christ’s love, protecting each and everyone spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We pray a strong hedge of protection around our nation believing and having faith God’s protection is there. Standing firm in the faith, that Jesus Christ is with us, knows our need for healing, delivering, and providing us from the smallest to the greatest of our details. We bind up the enemy, in all areas, all attacks, all schemes, all devices, canceling them and declaring them void in the authority and name of Jesus Christ! Thank you Lord that you FIGHT for us and make a way, that we are the head and not the tail, We are above only and not beneath, We are complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power, We are alive with Christ, We are free from the law of sin and death, We are far from oppression and fear does not come near us. We are born of God and the evil one does not touch us! We are redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty, We are healed by the stripes of Jesus, For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind! We are greatly loved by God! We are submitted to God and the devil must flee from us because we resist him in the Name of Jesus! We are firmly rooted, built up, established in our faith, and overflowing with gratitude in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!

Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award – A Love Story – Warren Richards

Wow, there are many BEE-UTIFUL blogs on WordPress. All my readers are great writers, who have a unique capacity to have touched many lives on our journey. Fellow writers subscribed to my original blog and then actually recommend it to others. Inspiring doesn’t describe how that made me feel. There are no words for that emotion I felt. Recommendations allowed the “Beetreegathering” Blog to grow steadily over time.

One Heartfelt blog writer Warren Richards created the blog  A Love Story“! Today, I nominate Warren Richards, of “A Love Story” for the Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award” as Warren Richards is greatly gifted in writing about heartfelt “Love” spiritually, emotionally, humorously, faithfully, inspiring us all to love more with eyes that are open. Warren shows that “Love” while an emotion must have action, as to love is a verb. Warren was one of my earliest followers and has encouraged me greatly as a blogger and as a person. What I love about Mr. Warren Richard’s Blog is that at my lowest when going through very tough times, his post on love filled the empty hurting spots in my heart. Most importunately, his post reminded me of agape love, unconditional love that knows no boundaries. Forgiving Love.

Recently on Jan. 12, 2022, Mr. Warren Richards published The Weight – A Love Story. I loved this quote below in his post in red font. The words gave me peace, in knowing my weight is lifted when I remain faithful in my walk.

The greatest weight lifted when you’re faithful. To be your strongest, in the moments… your heart needs to shine. Breadth is held, when the height of what you believe, becomes the greater perspective.

Warren Richards – A Love Story

My Friends written by Mr. Warren Richards is my most recent favorite due to the fact it touched my heart profoundly. What an incredible blessing to have a friend who will intercede on our behalf before Jesus! My heart was deeply touched. Prayers are priceless, and I am grateful that I and others were put on your heart as I feel that is discernment from the Holy Spirit! I very much appreciate and treasure the prayers of God’s Loving Saints!

Your heart came up… he knows your heart…your heart he wants to be whole…. you’re deeply loved…Love, takes you by the heart!

Warren Richards – A Love Story – My Friends

Mr. Warren Richards, today, my writing continues because of your prayers and encouragement. I recognize you in front of all our fellow bloggers and writers, as I look at a larger picture. God uses your blog to minister to the lost and hurting, through the writing of your love words which I feel are inspired by God, and agape love!

 Blessings my friend!

Warren. The goal of this award is to help give recognition and to help encourage new bloggers. The Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award recognizes bloggers who share their stories or thoughts in a Bee-utiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. To “accept” the award, the nominated blogger should nominate a fellow blogger, who has been a cornerstone in their journey and tag the nominee: 

Warren, I congratulate you on a Bee-utiful Blog that has touched and transformed lives. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and posts that have shown God’s heart in you!

A Wolf and a Warrior

A Wolf and a Warrior!

The following poem was written during whirlwind trials, one after another. I am no more or less than any reader reading this post. I believe what God did for me, he will also do for you! May you be encouraged and inspired.

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Be aware all you unbelievers, there is a ravenous wolf who is on the prowl,

He is coming to you in Sheep clothing; he disguises himself as your friend.

And he comes to the light.

He does not want to eat you, he is seeking to destroy you, stealing your most beloved.

He is sniffing around, closing in, and getting remarkably close.

He is hunting you down, discovering all your weaknesses.

I know him well.

In my innocence of youth, the wolf stole many things from me.

He stole my identity, my confidence, my self-esteem, and my love for myself.

The wolf stole my beloved husband and child, my health, my career, my wealth, and my home.

Taking my most loving relationships and shredded them to pieces!

On the inside, the wolf had ripped me apart, leaving me for dead!

In the aftermath, as I lay frozen in chaos, confusion, hurt, and strife,

A hand reached down to lift me up out of the pit of my sorrows

And up out of the miry clay rose a woman hand-picked by God!

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Beware! Wolf Spirit who comes in Sheep clothing

It is time you know who I really am,

God walked my path with me, he never left me

God drew his wings around me and covered me in his protective arms

God led me to restoration!

God drew my spirit, led me to repentance, filled me with the Holy Spirit, and I was baptized in Jesus’ Name!!

My sins were wiped clean, white as snow!

I am a warrior of the highest God!

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I am sweet, kind, humble, gentle and a lover of Jesus.

I love all people, with deep compassion!

I awakened and was reformed by the Potters Hands!

I was molded for a purpose and destiny!

The gifts hidden in me are flowing out producing good fruit!

Step back ole ravenous wolf and hear me roar like Lion of Judah, for before you stand a woman fully confident in whom she is in Christ!

I am a watcher, a guardian, and a prayer warrior.

I know how to call on the name of JESUS!

I am receiving knowledge, wisdom, and weapons of battle.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

I am everything with Christ and nothing without him!

I can address the Holy Spirit in the heavenly language of speaking in tongues; I am a wailer, a crier, someone who will stand in the gap.

Get thee away from my people! I plead the blood of Christ upon them.

God will protect them, deliver them, and save them, for they are future children of the highest God!

I take back my life and all you stole!! I bind you up and cast you to the deepest seas to never return.

I unleash from heaven all God’s blessing and miracles for all people, in Jesus’ name.

I am worthy, and I open my hands to receive the miracles and blessings of God!

I am his warrior, and I will serve God all the days of my life!

As God promises: Acts 2: 38 Then Peter said unto them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all who are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

I will instruct my daughter and my grandchildren all I know! They will be firmly planted on a firm foundation of truth, of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Thank you, Jesus!!!!

God Whispers of Truth – Viv

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Viv, our fellow blogger, and sister in Christ, who writes on “God’s Whispers of Truth” is in need of our compassion, empathy, love, and support!

Please read and share, Viv’s Story in the below links, let us shower her family with prayer and encouragement! I have provided a ‘Go Fund Me” link below. to help with her husband’s medical costs, any amount helps. $5, $10, $15, $20, $50, or Higher. All amounts will help greatly, you can also donate anonymously.

https://godswhispersoftruth.wordpress.com/

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Lets Bring My Hubby Safely Home

Go Fund Me Page For Schrock Family

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-the-schrock-family-in-virginia?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp_guide_do&member=16340329
Go Fund Me for Viv’s Family

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, as we call on your precious name from above, may you hear our cries for Viv’s family and the health issues that have whirlwind their family, God we stand on your word and plead the precious holy blood of Jesus around our sister in Christ and her precious family. Lord God, we bind up these diseases in the mighty name of Jesus calling forth your word, standing in faith that by your stripes they are healed. We understand Lord your healing can be either side of heaven, and we ask God that you would send warrior angels to wrap their wings around this family protecting them spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. God call forth your saints in her region to mentor, support, and love them in this crisis. God call forth your angels of giving to supply their every need. God call forth an army of doctors whose hands are your hands guiding in all procedures and plans of care. God call forth caregivers who are believers, that will support in all capacities. Lord surround them with the pure white light of Christ’s Love in Jesus’ name.

Father, we give thanks for all the wonderful things you will do for this family, in Jesus’ name!

Anna Taylor http://www.anna-taylor.co.uk

Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award- Something to Stu Over

Wow, there are many BEE-UTIFUL blogs on WordPress. All of my readers are great writers, who have a unique capacity to have touched many lives on our journey. Fellow writers subscribed to my new blog and then actually recommend it to others. Inspiring doesn’t cut how that made me feel. There are no words for that emotion I felt. Recommendations allowed the “Beetreegathering” Blog to grow steadily over time.

One Courageous writer at Something to Stu Over was created by my friend STU. Today, I nominate Stu, of Something to Stu Over for the “ Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award” as Stu is greatly gifted in encouragement, in writing about addictions of every kind, Stu was one of my earliest followers and has encouraged me greatly. What I love about Stu’s Blog is its versatility and diversity in speaking on taboo subjects not openly discussed as Christians. Unknown to Stu, he helped me face trauma, which lead to healing in my personal life. Like fellow blogger Renee, I feel Stu is the real deal and has a heart as big as Texas, not passing judgment on others. Stu sincerely tries to lead those in the chains of addiction to the freedom of Christ. The second thing that grabbed my attention was his loyalty and unconditional love to “Angie” and his family. Stu, there was a time I was bombarded by the enemy to stop writing, convincing me I was worthless, and I had decided after posting “How the Littlest Angel Turned Sobbing into Joy I would quit writing. However that day, you paid me the following compliments:

“If I didn’t know better I would believe that Frank Peretti gave you the rights to his books so you could write another book in the vein of “Piercing The Darkness.” This was outfreakingstanding! And a story I deeply needed. Thank you, sis!!”

Then you Reblogged my angel story over at “Something to Stu Over” and commented:

Ok, dear blogging family and friends…this post I hinted at in my Sunday Music post. And well…I just do not have the patience needed to wait to share my December post picks. Though I will still stick it in there This post deserves more than my humble words can say to express what I felt when reading it. But to those who feel prayer is not powerful and has no purpose, let me just say you are incorrect. Your spoken word in pray so, have them wrap their wings around them for protection during this time. May the enemy be thwarted and your child protected. And then off they go charging into battle against the evil surrounding your loved one. With each word, they become stronger! With each additional friend praying their words to compound onto yours giving the angel for strength to fight until all is vanquished and they surround your friend with their wings and comfort them.
Please go read this. Share this with your friends. And then pray for your loved ones like their lives depend on it…because sometimes it does!”

Stu, today, my writing continues because of your encouragement. I recognize you in front of all our fellow bloggers and writers, as I look at a larger picture. God took a Courageous man and gave him a ministry to talk about issues that are silent in the Christian world. Your ministry has helped countless get on the path to freedom from their addictions. I thank God there are men like you in the Christian World that can help those under assault and attack from the enemy, what your doing is desperately needed and I pray you always continue in your calling. I believe God works through you in delivering those trapped in a dark pit. Your ministry reminds me of a powerful word I received many years ago:

I sincerely believe every person needs a person called“STU” in their life! Blessings my friend!

STU. The goal of this award is to help give recognition and also to help encourage new bloggers. The Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award recognizes bloggers who share their stories or thoughts in a Bee-utiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award, the nominated blogger should nominate a fellow blogger, who has been a cornerstone in their journey: STU, I congratulate you on a Bee-utiful Blog that has touched and transformed lives. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and posts that have led many to freedom!

Beetreegathering Bee-utiful Award- Heart Tokens

 

BEE AWARD

Wow, there are many BEE-UTIFUL blogs on WordPress. All of my readers are great writers, who have a unique capacity to have touched many lives on our journey. Fellow writers subscribed to my original blog and then actually recommend it to others. Inspiring doesn’t cut how that made me feel. There are no words for that emotion I felt. Recommendations allowed the “Beetreegathering” Blog to grow steadily over time.

One heartfelt blog Heart Tokens was created by my friend Renee, without a doubt probably my biggest fan. We go back over fifteen years, becoming fast friends on a Christian site that is similar to Facebook.

Tonight, I nominate Renee, of https://heart-tokens.com/ for the “First Bee-utiful Award.” as she is gifted in encouragement, capable of lifting one’s spirit up out of the pit of trials. What drew me to her as a friend, is that she never passed judgment on me. No matter how I talked, acted, or vented, Renee stayed a faithful friend. Beyond Priceless is a person of this caliber in today’s world. She stayed closer than a sister to me these last several years. Renee not only has encouraged me as a blogger and writer, but our ongoing friendship carried me with prayers through the most difficult trials as a Christian.” There are times I wanted to walk away, yet divinely, you always seemed to call me at those hard moments, putting me back on track.

Renee, today, I recognize you in front of all our fellow bloggers and writers, as I look at a larger picture. The treasure that most people don’t know is that Renee and I have never actually met in person. That is the miracle that God gave us these last fifteen years, as women who were in need of a friend, who would not only pray for each other but get down in the mud together. I sincerely believe every person needs a “Renee” in their life!

Renee. The goal of this award is to help give recognition and also to help encourage new bloggers. The Beetreegathering Award recognizes bloggers who share their stories or thoughts in a Bee-utiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award, the nominated blogger should nominate a fellow blogger, who has been a cornerstone in their journey: I have many more bloggers I wish to nominate, however, tonight, Renee, I congratulate you on a Bee-utiful Blog that has touched and transformed lives. Thank you for all the wonderful stories and posts!

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Are you in the Dark?

Tonight I’m reaching out to the readers who are dealing with issues, be it stress, sickness, fear, worrying, loneliness, abandonment, emotional or physical or mental abuse, homelessness, addiction, anxiety, panic attacks or grief. Please know that you aren’t alone. Jesus hears you crying out for help, in your prayers and I believe he listens to your heart, hearing what you can’t voice out loud. I write to encourage you in these dark hours before sunrise. I have experienced most of the above situations, I testify to you that God didn’t abandon me, nor did he forsake me, I experienced divine situations, of people helping me that it could only be God placing my needs on their hearts. The stories I could tell and will tell come out of a place that God carried me. Yes, like the footsteps in the sand. Now here is the best part, what God does for one, he will do for another. It starts simply with a conversation by bowing you head and conversing with God about your mess. “Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victor.”

Lord I pray the Armor of God over those in the darkness tonight, Lord I ask you to make a way, even when there appears no way to escape. Lord , I pray you put believers in their path that can be used by you to guide the lost to safety , pleading the precious blood of Jesus surrounding them with pure white light of Jesus unconditional love, setting them free, healing them spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally in Jesus name. For in your word it declares ” 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. Amen!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Christ birth is an important event I choose to celebrate every December 25th.

I love the story of baby Jesus born in Bethlehem, in a manger with no home to lay his sweet head.

I am always in wonderment on how God came robed in flesh, to show his love for humanity on that wonderful night. A beautiful star lite up the night, announcing the saviors birth.

Now tonight, on the eve of the greatest miracle, we celebrate the miracle birth of our savior.

Thank you Jesus for the Greatest gift, our world has ever received! Thank you for our salvation and your Holy Spirit.

Thank you for unconditional love. I praise you this day my King and I love you! Glory to God.

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend and savior!

To all my readers, may Christmas Day be filled with family and friends surrounded by laughter, joy, faith and hope with lots of good food.

We have much to be grateful for on this day.

Merry Christmas to you all!

RECAP OF DECEMBER 2021 POSTS!

Hello, WordPress and all my readers!

My motto has always been if just one person reads my posts, I am happy! Unfortunately, that became a battle within me this past year. I struggled with subscription numbers, feeling like I was failing my original goal and my readers. I began updating my page, changing things around, trying to draw new readers, studying traffic on WordPress. Tech stuff is way over my head.

Then I got writer’s block, doubting myself. All these negative thoughts entered my head. There is a lot going on in my life behind my blog, that I don’t write about, being personal, and until recently I didn’t mention. Recently, I was diagnosed with Anxiety and Panic Attacks, due to past trauma, I suffered. I thought I had a good handle on my anxiety, but it surfaces at the worst times, like when I am waking up and comes in waves, or when I am at a store that is overly crowded, or from a sudden loud noise. Triggers are sometimes caused by a lack of communication or my own fears of being rejected or unloved. I am in a survival life-fight mode according to my doctor; I was afraid my Christian Community would not understand my suffering. Everyone is suffering, I choose to focus, writing on encouragement, hope, faith, and joy. I didn’t lose hope, I stood on the rock of faith, and I kept saying the sweetest word I know, Jesus! With that being said, I am reaching out, asking if you could include me in your prayers, it would mean the world to me.

I am going to be praying about my blog and my future writing, as I first want to please God, and be a light for the one reader out there who needs a good word, story, or prayer. It took me most of the year to get to the point where I am at now, not worried about the numbers, I submit that to God, and may he go before me, and let my words touch those who need it most.

Below are the links to my December writing in case you missed one. And I added at the end, a reblog, “How the Littlest Angel turned Sobbing to Joy!” This year I was inspired to write another angel story, did you catch it?” “Season of Joy- A Story of Hope.”I will provide below. I hope you have time to read a few! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Love Always, Beetreegathering

2022 Prayer of Blessings for Our Families

Dear Lord, our father in heaven, I ask, I decree and declare for my family this is our time for restoration. Our family will break down all the strongholds keeping us from your blessings in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe that our mouths shall speak and be filled with joyful songs. I decree that the Lord will do great and mighty things in our lives. Restoration is coming to our house in the name of Jesus! I believe the Lord will restore all our losses and provide abundantly above what we could possibly imagine. All we have sown in tears; we shall reap in joy!

Our years of fruit-lessness is going to be transformed into mighty fruitfulness with a mighty harvest in the name of Jesus. Greater is he that dwell in us and greater things he is going to bring forth unto our family. All our family will dwell in the secret place of the Most High God. Our family will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He is our refuge and fortress and he will cover us. He will save us from the fowler’s snare and the deadly pestilence. We shall all walk in excellent health. No weapon formed will touch us. We are his Anointed Children!

I call forth the treasures the enemy has stolen from us to be restored abundantly and immediately. I call forth the blessings of the Lord in every area of our lives. I call forth our breakthrough that seemed lost for so long to come suddenly. I call forth our accelerating breakthrough in Jesus mighty name. I declare and decree for our family this day that the power, glory, and the Kingdom of God will come upon every aspect of our lives.

There is power in our declarations, just raise your hands to Heaven and receive it. God will move Heaven and Earth for his beloved Sons and Daughters. Instead of letting that doubt creep in and make you waver, speak forth with faith and power for nothing is impossible with God.

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I confess, I proclaim, I declare, I believe for my family’s; salvation, protection, excellent health, longtivity, abundance, prosperity, love, joy, faith and hope. I declare that we are blessed by God. We have God-given abilities to do exceedingly well in all that God has sent us to do on earth. We will prosper and increase in number. We will fill the earth and take charge of our roles and responsibilities on earth. We receive everything God has provided in order for us to prosper and the words of the God of all creation shall be fulfilled concerning us and all our generations. This is my declaration over my life and all my family’s lives!.

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Therefore, I have spoken as Gods child! In faith, we believe and receive in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!

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Merry Christmas Eve

Thank you to all my readers who follow and are kind enough to read my thoughts and share my writings. Never underestimate how much all my WordPress people mean to me, God Bless! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

This is my twist on “Twas the Night Before Christmas!”

1. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the crystal coast,
2 Not a creature was stirring, not even a ghost.


3 The stockings were hung by the television with care,

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4 In hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there.
5 The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

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6 While visions of Elves Lego & Peppa Rose Princess danced in their heads,
7 And Mama and I in our Grinch PJ’s with Santa caps,
8 Had just settled our brains, with Irish Coffee for a long evening nap-
9 When out on the sand there arose such a clatter,
10 I sprang from the bed, grabbing my JT Splatmaster , to see what the matter.
11 Away to the window I flew, like a Flash Gorden fool,
12 Tore opened the window and threw up the sash slipping on a tool.

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13 The moon glared on the top of a dune of the new-fallen snow,
14 Land sakes, it had snowed on the coast, a sight to behold to all that lay below.
15 When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
16 But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
17 With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
18 I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
19 More rapidly than Concord his coursers came,
20 And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
21 “Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
22 “On! Comet on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixen.
23 “To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
24 “Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”
27 So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
28 With the sleigh full of Toys – and St. Nicholas too:
29 And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
30 The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
31 As I drew in my head from the cold, and was turning around,
32 Down our chimney, St. Nicholas came with a bound:


33 He was dressed all in red and white fur, from his head to his foot,
34 And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
35 A bundle of toys was flung on his back, I could see; Peppa Rose, Elves Lego, Barbie Plane, Artist galore, Baby toys, Billy Ellish Album

36 And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack:
37 Oh how his eyes twinkled! his smiling dimples were just merry,
38 His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry.
39 His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
40 And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
41 The stump of a pipe he held tight to his snow-white teeth,
42 And the smoke encircled his head like a Christmas wreath.
43 He had a broad face, and a little round belly
44 That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of fruity jelly:
45 He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
46 And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.
47 A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
48 Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
49 He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
50 And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, Merry Christmas, this here is for you Dad,

51 And laying his finger aside of his nose
52 And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
53 He sprung to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
54 And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
55 But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight-
56 Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

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I looked down and opened my present, inside was a card that said ” Goodnight, sleep in peace, I took away all your worries and gave you Peace, from Jesus above, so that you know you are Loved. Twas the night before Christmas and Jesus is in the House!

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Psalm 91

Good Morning Readers!

I always love a good cup of coffee, while reading. Maybe you enjoy tea, that’s good too. The important thing some of us need today is to just just take a pause, just stop and take a moment to breathe. May I encourage you to read this beautiful prayer?

My favorite go-to prayer is Psalms 91. A powerful prayer of protection in God’s word! God says to speak life and speak it abundantly. Take a moment to read this prayer and speak it over your family.

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I embedded a video by Lauren Daigle that is an upbeat worship song, “Your Wings” by Laura Daigle! Hope you enjoy!#psalms91prayerofprotection

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Season of Joy – A Story of Hope!

Edmund’s thoughts were swirling in his head in a state of panic as he sat in his favorite, blue leather, writing chair, staring into nothing. How could he author an article of joy with all the suffering of the world? Panic overcame him as he feared missing his deadline. This world was in such a state of fearmongering, fighting over masks, vaccines, politics, food shortages and, forced mandates. There were extreme bouts of weather, a winter storm in Texas, thirty tornadoes across six states killing over eighty people, how do you find Joy in such horrific suffering? How could he write about Joy with so much grieving? Unprecedented events the likes of which humanity hasn’t seen, there were epidemics in the past, yet this coronavirus and all its variants seem aligned with evil. Now there were reports of Christmas being canceled. Why even celebrate Christmas? Where was God?

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Edmund bowed his head to pray, inhaling deeply suddenly catching the horrible odor of bile making him wretch in a dry heave vomit, reminding him of rancid vomit in the morning hours of a closed bar cleanup, permeating sulfur acidic burning ammonia, oh goodness, he couldn’t hold back, Edmund, jumped up, ran for toilet, slid down grabbing the bowel emptying his stomach, trying to get on his knees.

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There was a presence in the room that Edmund was unaware of, one of the enemy’s trained assassins. The demon cackled, about there, all the whirlwinds of trials had hit their target, Edmund, with a mighty punch. Soon, he would be numb, no longer praying. A zombie staring into space. The plan was working. As the demon went to leave, Edmund made it to his knees, and at his weakest, he called out the only name he knew, that he could gasp out JESUS! Edmund fell over to the bathroom floor crying uncontrollably, releasing the battle to God. And the demon raged cowering back to his camp, that name, Edmund had uttered the name, the battle cry.

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The name of Jesus rose upward, for Jesus is the word and the word does not return void. The word is life. Life cascading on millions of similar shouts unified calling on the precious name of Jesus had reached heaven.

Unknown to Edmund, angels were gearing for another battle, the cries, each, and everyone was heard, and angels fought fiercely for the human race. Warrior Angels of Peace, Healing, Deliverance, and Joy were being dispatched to earth once again. The angels began to descend to earth, midway a great battle was fought with the fallen angels, there were casualties in heaven and on earth. The remaining angels pressed onward, for it is a known fact the devil hates Christmas! The Birth of Christ must be celebrated to bring Hope.

The angels entered the earth’s atmosphere which was covered in a spirit of fear; a yellow sickening haze. The first angel blew the trumpet of Peace, then angels divided into twelve angelic forces.

The angels released the aroma of Christ spreading it throughout the earth, equipping believers to rise and continue spreading the gospel and love of Christ for his people and the lost. Believers carry the aroma of Christ’s fragrance bringing the joy of triumph. But for the enemy of war, the fragrance brings defeat.

Angels were instructed to keep charge over God’s people protecting them spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Healing was released to the nations as living water cascaded downward from Heaven’s throne, cascading over the crown of our heads to the soles of our feet.

Angels continue their assignments to deliver humanity from the enemy’s wicked hand. God is our deliver who will not forsake us.

Edmund arose up off the bathroom floor walking into his bedroom, he knelt on his knees at his bed, sobs wrenching from his body, waterfalls of tears wetting his coverlet, suddenly he could hear a song reaching his ears, it was a chorus of “Hallelujah” then “Mary did you know.” Angels were singing over the earth.

Slowly, Hope flowed through his body!

Suddenly he heard a chorus of angel voices proclaiming, “He’s Alive” and they began to sing as a Season of Joy was released upon the earth.

He Is Alive”

Angels are watching over us
With the saints that have gone on before us
And they join in a heavenly chorus
Singing “He is alive, He is alive”

He is alive
Death is defeated
Sin has retreated
From the power of the Son
And He is alive
The enemy is faded
The battle still rages
But the war has been won

The stars in the heavens rejoice
With the sun and the moon
And with all of the earth
Let all of creation now lift up their voice
Singing “He is alive, He is alive”

Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive

He is alive
Death is defeated
Sin has retreated
From the power of the Son

He is alive, He is alive
He is alive, He is alive

Jesus is alive
Jesus is alive

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Then an angel appeared to Edmund’s proclaiming:

” Do not be afraid, I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but of power and Love. God is Love! God is with you, he hears the cries of your heart. Praise be to the Lord!

An amazing sight was to behold as the angels sang, the yellow haze of fear that covered the earth began to fade as mankind’s voice sang and rejoiced along with the Angels.

Edmunds’s and many others’ hopes were restored that day of battle releasing hope which ushered in a new Season of Hope.

Through good times and challenging times, we must remember “Jesus is Alive” and to pray and love one another. That is how we conquer fear.

May we enter this “Season of Joy” humbly covering our brothers and sisters (humanity) through prayer in unconditional love in Jesus’ name, having “Hope” God is fighting for us, for he so loved the world that he gave us his only begotten son, Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate in remembrance at Christmas this year!

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Let Us Be Merry in This Season

I just love Christmas songs, especially the Classics and Jazz versions. I found quite a few playlists I wanted to share. If you find one you like you can save it to your YouTube channel for listening later in the season as well as the newer ones that came out in the last few years. Here are a few playlists I believe you will enjoy!

Carol of the Bells – Southern Raised

Carol of the Bells – Southern Raised

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Tasha Cobb – Gospel

Tasha Cobbs | Top 20 Best Christmas Songs Of Tasha Cobbs

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Christmas Jazz

Traditional Christmas Jazz Instrumental – Relaxing Christmas Jazz Music – Christmas Carol Playlist

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Deanna P Playlist of Favorite Christmas Songs!

My gift to you- I’ve been working on this every Christmas season for eight years now. I hope you enjoy Christmas Songs by- Deanna P

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Lauren Daigle Christmas Album Playlist

Lauren Daigle Christmas Album Playlist 🎅🎄 Lauren Daigle Christmas Songs 🎅🎄 Christmas Music 2021

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Pentatonix

PENTATONIX + HOME FREE| Christmas Songs Collection

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CHRISTMAS IS ON THE WAY

Autumn barely came and is leaving with a blink, sometimes flaunting her fiery leaves and other times shyly waving goodbye in one big wind storm. Christmas is now only eleven days away. Winter slowly approaches, on the cusp of the 21st, maybe an icy cold front, will blow from the North, blanketing the ground with white snow. Let’s Hope and Prepare, get the candles, firewood, lots of treats, all collected in a box in case we have no heat.

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Small children dream of “Christmas Night,” thoughts swirling in their heads of Rudolph, Frosty, and Great Saint Nick. Older folks sit around the table as they 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, 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 never 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 our 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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May your Christmas Season be Blessed, just remember to thank Jesus, for he is the REAL GIFT!

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When families gather, 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!

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

Jesus Christ – Who He Is and Prayer

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, tonight we come to you Lord, and give thanks for everything!

God, we believe and have faith standing on the biblical promises; Lord that you are with us and will never forsake us! Lord, we know you fight for us spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally as it is written!

Lord may you continually guide our steps, give us safe passage in our comings and goings! Thank you in advance for being our forward and rear guard!

God may your hand show favor upon our nation and world for 1000 generations giving favor in each our lives! May this great nation rise up from the ashes, unified and solid as the rock, casting our past at Jesus feet, forgiving all and stepping into a future land built upon God and by God ! That our latter would be better than our past, proclaiming blood of Jesus upon us, that truth will prevail. We as a nation claim it is so! Jesus is our King! Amen!

WHO JESUS IS:

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He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. . . . On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of Kings and Lord of lord.

🎄My Christmas Movie List!🎄

Break out the hot chocolate, cozy up on the couch with a warm blanket, a few snacks and tune into some of my favorite Christmas movies! My list isn’t in any particular order. Please add your favorite Christmas movies in comment section. Enjoy!❤️🎅🎄

The Nativity Story, Chasing the Star, The Star, The Christmas Candle, Jingle Jangle, A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas in Canna, and Polar Express.

Christmas Prayer

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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 extraordinary 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 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 the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with the assurance of salvation. Save them, God, our doors are open, and we welcome them into your house.
In Jesus Name, Amen! 

Gratefulness During Christmas Holidays

Times are hard for Americans. The Pandemic pushes forward, and one variant after another variant rears its ugly head, just as we catch our breath. The economy is down. The enemy pushes the strategy of Lack of HOPE all around, trying to stomp out Christmas Spirit like a mean ole Grinch. When I feel caught up in negativity, I must go back to the basics:

1. Stop

2. Breathe

3. Be Still

4. Pray More

5. Recite Grateful Affirmations.

Focusing on God’s promises that Hope isn’t absent, we must build up our faith, which leads to hope.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.

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Grateful for the Word of God that doesn’t return void.

Grateful for my Savior and Salvation.

Grateful for the remission of sins.

Grateful for promises of God’s Promises.

Grateful for the BREATHE in our bodies, the very breath we breathe.

Grateful for LIFE!

Grateful for Good Health.

Grateful for Family & Friends.

Grateful for my Pastor & First Lady and my home church.

Grateful for the roof over my head and that all our needs are met.

Grateful for all my friends and readers here on WordPress.

Grateful for the gift of forgiveness.

Our Grateful Affirmation will be different as we are all diverse and have different lives. Gratitude allows us to celebrate everything in our current circumstances as a celebration of goodness feeding the positive in our minds showing appreciation of the value we place in others lessening stress, negativity, and toxic thoughts.

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Now the last thing I suggest is for you to put on your best stomping boots and stomp that ole grinch under your feet, as you go from victory to victory.

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🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Thanksgiving is drawing near. Tomorrow I will be at grocery store gathering all my goods, last minute! Yes, I waited till day before, my duty this year is side dishes and desserts. I will be making deviled eggs with bacon, baked beans ( my secret recipe) and desserts. I count my families blessings, more so this year, as my mom survived a stroke and many family members are recovered from covid. This season has taught me to lean in and trust God with all my heart. I am grateful for family, home, love, peace and health.

May all my followers know, I deeply appreciate the time you take to read my posts on beetreegathering. Your likes encourage me and your comments inspire me and I learn wonderful things reading your blogs.

May God bless and keep you this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving.

Winds of Fall

Life is fragile. There are those who watch life pass by, going through the motions, as they mindlessly watch Fall leaves blow, tap dancing across the ground on a cold gusty day.

Others stay glued to their phones, watching thier screen like it is the second coming, chained at the wrist missing the leaves blowing; tap dancing around their feet as they briskly walk to thier destination unmindful of traffic or dangers lurking ahead.

Hopeless addicts walking our streets, looking for their next fix, anger, agitation, feet kicking angrily at leaves dancing around their feet, on cold gusty days.

Unfortunately, there are ones who lie in their beds, fighting to breath, hooked up to ventilators, each breath a struggle, wishing they were gazing out a window watching the leaves dance on a cold gusty day with a loved ones arms hugging them tight. As they pray for another tomorrow.

Another victim is being pushed into a van , trafficking them to a new location, thier bodies sold as commodities; blind and oblivious to Falls beauty; leaves tap dancing around their legs trying to break them free.

Children are born into starvation, abuse and war. Parents are aging and dying blowing away like leaves on a cold gusty fall day.

All these events are out of our control. Trauma recognizes trauma. There is no reason or rhyme to circumstances. Feelings of helplessness.

Pain and suffering felt in the winds, blowing leaves, tapping around my feet, feeling each of your stories on a cold gusty day.

Take time to notice the leaves, as they swirl and dance, for the Holy Spirit is the wind that blows invisible and without the wind, the leaves remain unseen. The mighty wind pushed the leaves all around you, stirring your spirit, to lock your eyes, in a split second of seeing, a life can be changed.

I hope you see them. The leaves are symbols of the forgotten and unseen. The Holy Spirit blows it’s breath to toss them up and around, do you see them? Cry out for them. Embrace them with your love and prayers.

God breath is like the wind that moves across the waters blowing where it may, powerfully covering the earth just as the day the breath of God created the earth. An invisible force that represents flow of life. The winds blow daily and often we are unaware of the force that surround us, often gentle as a lamb or roaring like a lion. Embrace and go with flow of the wind, don’t oppose it, let it whirl up inside and bubble over. Wind is untouchable yet elusive force that unless we anchor the wind in our hearts, we may never see that which needs to be seen.

God let us see your children. May they know you and grow in relationship with you. May you become the anchor of thier hope. May you fill the void in them that has them feeling broken. Cover all those who are abused, alone, blind, scared, sick, suffering with pure white light of God’s love. May thier eyes be open. Heal them. God may they know you are fighting for them. Give them courage, in thier weakness, may they gain Strenght from you. Lord place others in their live that can be a source of light, guidance and hope. Lord may they be binded to your anchor of love and may love be loosed to help others as love covers a multitudes. Lord bless them in all their ways. Rescue them and set them free. May the holy spirit continue to blow the leaves stirring us in our hearts, to pray and to see them. Holy Spirit may love abound. In Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer for Anxiety

Jesus, Please help me. I am having an anxiety attack. Please surround me with your pure white light driving out the darkness and fears that are making me afraid. Lord encamp angels around me to protect and minister to me, as I find it difficult to focus or breath right. Rebuke the fears and worries and intrusive thoughts, I submit my mind to you and refuse to let the enemy make it a battlefield. Surround me with your peace that surpasses all understanding bringing my situation under the blood of Jesus. I know that this onslaught isnot of you, and it is an attack on me, yet when I am weak you are strong . My God fights for me as I am your child. I am forever your child and I belong to you, I Love you Jesus!My Hope is in you Lord. Amen!

PEACE

Sunday Prayer

May prayer go forth today:

Prayer is Powerful

Lord God “Please forgive us this day for our sins.I ask you to go before us and be our forward , side and rear guard. Place a guard over our mouths. Let our words be like sweet like honey. Lord, thank you for covering our loved ones and friends spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally under thy wings. Lord let your pure white light shine over each of us as a holy shield. I plead the blood of Jesus giving thanks, for your divine 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 unbelief, diseases, sickness, virus, cancer and autoimmune diseases, ISIS, enemies and war.

I unleash from heaven, God’s chosen army to defend us, minister and help in our day of need in the very hour and presence we cry out. I unleash abundant Unconditional Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, & Self-Control, Unity, Healings.

I unleash victory through Jesus Christ our redeemer! Lord let your face shine upon us, as you lead and guide us. In Jesus name . Amen!

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For more prayers of protection, please read the following link:

https://bibleandprayers.com/30-powerful-psalms-for-protection-from-evil/

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What is a Real Friend?

A real friend loves you enough to speak the truth to you, whether you like it or not, even when you chose that dress that’s too small, make bad decisions, or harasses you to stop your bad habits and let’s you know red flags in your relationships.

A real friend will get down in the mud with you, cry and rage just hold you, then pulls you back up, when you are grieving or heartbroken.

A real friend speaks truth in Love and that is Mercy!

A real friend doesn’t judge.

A real friend sees you worth and that the best is yet to come.

My real friend is Jesus he has done all the above and more!

Get to know Jesus, he welcomes everyone, and wants a relationship with you! A more trusting friend you will never find!

Quote Word- 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! By DHJ beetreegathering blog.

Saturday 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! 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

Scars Are Beautiful

How many of my readers have scars. Do you try to cover the scars up, hide the scars, disguise the scars? When did it become shameful to have scars? People use make up, unique hairstyles, or clothing in pursuit of camouflaging those ole scars.

Usually our scars are kept hidden from the world out of fear of rejection. You have a choice, you can go through life in fear, covering your scars and wishing they would disappear forever. Or you can embrace your scars!

It might surprise you to know the stories of your scars are important to God! Scars can be spiritual, physical, emotional or mental. What most people fail to realize is that scars are a sign of wounds being healed. There is beauty in the healing!

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Scripture shows in John 20:20 – 29 Jesus appears to the disciples after His death, Thomas wants to see proof of the wounds “the nail marks” in Jesus hands, feet and side. Therefore in John 20:25, Jesus tells Thomas, “Put your finger here; see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side.” John 20:27

The wounds of suffering were now scars. The scars are proof of Jesus suffering on the cross. Jesus chose to keep the scars to send a message. Praise God he returned with the scars. The message of Jesus scars is absolute proof he suffered and died for us, so that we may live. The suffering brought compassion for mankind. Jesus understands our human nature. The beauty in the story of the scars is that a healing took place, Jesus conquered the wounds, overcame suffering, and the scars are proof of the victory of our risen Christ!

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Scars come from our deepest anguish, wounds are visible or invisible. Scars not only show we suffered; scars show our victories.Stop covering up your scars and being ashamed. There are many who have hidden scars not seen by the naked eye, the invisible scars. Abuse, War, Racism, Bullying, Fearmongering, Divorce, Shunning, Church Hurt, Betrayal, Violence, Disaster, Grief, Hardships and more……Please Share your Stories about your scars. Your story could encourage another in the wound stage.

Through my journey I have acquired many scars. Today, in my story, I will share I have two large visible scars I see everyday in the mirror, running vertical from under my arms to middle of my chest. Scars of my mastectomy. I could allow my scars to be a sign of defeat, anguish, loss of what was, yet I choose to see the beauty in the scars. What I lost doesn’t define me as a human or a woman! I chose to see the beauty in my scars as they show my strength, courage, suffering, pain and loss. My scars are a sign to others that early Detection Saves Lives! Yet even more beautifully my scars show the healing power of Jesus! Scars of Jesus are proof of the resurrection, overcoming of suffering. Healing of all wounds. Glorious Victory!

Quote: “There is a big difference between a wound and a scar. A scar says, ‘I’ve been healed, and this is my story.” –  Sharon Jaynes

Remember your scars are beautiful! Whether they be emotional, spiritual, physical or mental. Your scars have stories and are beautiful! May you be inspired to tell your stories.

Prayer: Lord, I Thank You for Resurrected Power! The message of your scars from the cross, that instill a song of victory. Scars are a sign of healing. Today we thank you for our scars and the work your doing in each of us. Scars show we survived, we have a beautiful purpose going forward, we are strong, resilient, courageous and warriors. Let us release our roars of our victories giving all glory to Christ Jesus who heals all wounds by whose stripes we are healed and made whole! In Jesus name! Amen!

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Scars are Beautiful ❤️

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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!

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How Do You Know What You Know?

I have been writing this post with many revisions since August while watching increasingly negative issues escalate in the US and over the globe. Personally, my anxiety is at an all time high, feeling like I’m taking massive zaps of negative jolts of bad energy every time I turn on the news or social media. The massive media blasts of negativity are enough to overwhelm the youngest to oldest of humans. Americans are portrayed as complete idiots to the world, while fighting over politics, racism, Covid-19, vaccines & safety, anti-vaxers vs. vaccinated vs. not vaccinated.

Fellow Americans we are not enemies, we are blessed to live in a great and thriving country, made up of unique and wonderful diversities, a safe haven for those seeking freedom from authoritative tyranny. Our great country was founded on the idea that all Americans of every race are created equal, with each and everyone of us having fundamental rights to liberty, justice, pursuit of happiness, free speech, freedom of religion, due process of law, right to assemble.

Sadly, there’s an internal war in our midst; set up by an enemy of old, to separate, divide and destroy. The battlefield is in our minds. Maybe it is time for us to use our minds and be free thinkers once more. What is the truth? Where are the reports coming from? Can the reporters validate their source? Who is doing the investigations?  Do the facts stand the test of Truth?

 What is the Truth? How do you discover the truth in what appears to be an ocean of lies, rumors, myths, controversies, fearmongering, brainwashing. Start asking : How do you know what you know? Who is the source of information you obtained this information from? Americans we have the right to ask questions when we are being force feed ideas that don’t meet common sense guidelines, set off red flag alerts, or facts being presented don’t match up and good ole gut instinct! Our questions should be to the point:

Is the source reputable?

Is it safe to try? Based on what facts? How can we be assured it wont harm our health?

Is there a monetary gain tied to the original source? (When money is involved, there is an increased chance of falsehood pertaining to facts!)

Because technology is advanced, its hard to trust photos, videos or even interviews, as reports will take comments out of context.

Do our current News Stations, Reporters, Newspapers still follow the SPJ Code of Ethics below?Read below, form your own opinion?

SPJ Code of Ethic – Preamble

Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity.

The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media.

Seek Truth and Report It

Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.

Journalists should:

Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible.

Remember that neither speed nor format excuses inaccuracy.

Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.

Gather, update and correct information throughout the life of a news story.

Be cautious when making promises, but keep the promises they make.

Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources.

Consider sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Explain why anonymity was granted.

Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.

Avoid undercover or other surreptitious methods of gathering information unless traditional, open methods will not yield information vital to the public.

Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.

Support the open and civil exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.

Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open, and that public records are open to all.

Provide access to source material when it is relevant and appropriate.

Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.

Avoid stereotyping. Journalists should examine the ways their values and experiences may shape their reporting.

Label advocacy and commentary.

Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information. Clearly label illustrations and re-enactments.

Never plagiarize. Always attribute.

Minimize Harm


Ethical journalism treats sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect.

Journalists should:

Balance the public’s need for information against potential harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance or undue intrusiveness.

Show compassion for those who may be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crimes, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent. Consider cultural differences in approach and treatment.

Recognize that legal access to information differs from an ethical justification to publish or broadcast.

Realize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than public figures and others who seek power, influence or attention. Weigh the consequences of publishing or broadcasting personal information.

Avoid pandering to lurid curiosity, even if others do.

Balance a suspect’s right to a fair trial with the public’s right to know. Consider the implications of identifying criminal suspects before they face legal charges.

Consider the long-term implications of the extended reach and permanence of publication. Provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.

 


Act Independently

The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.

Journalists should:

Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Disclose unavoidable conflicts.

Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and avoid political and other outside activities that may compromise integrity or impartiality, or may damage credibility.

Be wary of sources offering information for favors or money; do not pay for access to news. Identify content provided by outside sources, whether paid or not.

Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage.

Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two. Prominently label sponsored content.

Be Accountable and Transparent

Ethical journalism means taking responsibility for one’s work and explaining one’s decisions to the public.

Journalists should:

Explain ethical choices and processes to audiences. Encourage a civil dialogue with the public about journalistic practices, coverage and news content.

Respond quickly to questions about accuracy, clarity and fairness.

Acknowledge mistakes and correct them promptly and prominently. Explain corrections and clarifications carefully and clearly.



Abide by the same high standards they expect of others.

 

The SPJ Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles supported by additional explanations and position papers that address changing journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of medium. The code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not be taken out of context. It is not, nor can it be under the First Amendment, legally enforceable.

Sigma Delta Chi’s first Code of Ethics was borrowed from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1926. In 1973, Sigma Delta Chi wrote its own code, which was revised in 1984, 1987, 1996 and 2014.

https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

Do you understand America is at war, within ourselves? Our enemy is trying to divide us in our uniqueness and diversities! This Wonderful Country was planted and founded on GOD! The core of this country is God! Men and women die daily to protect our great country, America! Remember, God is strong when we are weak. America needs God!

Evil is spreading, covering the land, like an early morning fog. The darkness spreads by mouth, slandering, gossiping, discrediting, lowering standards, and tearing apart integrity and character, canceling reputations , destroying the American reputation along with its people causing mass division and distrust.

Americans are the target, with no regard to the color of skin, red, yellow, black, or white! The enemy doesn’t care about your skin color!

Americans, you have the right to question our government, police, medical and each other. Americans ask for Truth! How do you know what you know?

Let us take a break from the news, sit somewhere quietly, allow your mind to clear and simply pray. Pray like never before, pray about our enemies as if they were your most beloved family members.Pray for discernment.

People, we can’t win this battle on our own.  we are nothing alone, yet stronger unified! Open your heart. Talk to God! I believe America’s prayers will reach heaven.

 

May I Ask?

America what have we done?? 

Why are Americans Angry?

Why has your countenance fallen?

Where is your brother? Your sister? 

What have Americans done?

Our hearts should resound with God’s question, “What have you done?” When we recognize our sin for what it is, we will grieve over it. We will experience a deep sorrow and a desire to change and do what is right. We must allow ourselves to go through this grieving process and then move on with thankfulness for God’s forgiveness.

I have heard it said that negative actions stem from one or more of the three basic emotions: guilt, fear and anger. We’ve already seen guilt and fear from Adam and now we see anger with Adam’s son, Cain. Anger is often the firstborn child of guilt and fear.

These three basic negative emotions (guilt, fear, and anger) have continued through the centuries, and we see them at work today. The amazing thing is that God has given us insight into how to deal with them, so that we can escape their destructive influence. Whenever we are faced with one of these emotions, we should allow God to work in our hearts as we respond honestly and specifically to His questions. The answers to our struggles have been here for us right from the beginning. Our answers are found in God’s questions.

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Do not retaliate in your anger put your focus on God, what would God do?

While it is inevitable that we will become distracted in life, it is most important that we remember to stay focused on God and His ways. We learn to do this by studying His Word and praying for His guidance. We then put it into action by following His Word and, whenever possible, steering clear of the areas and ways that lead us to distraction. It’s not always easy, but we can have God’s help.

Ignore the distractions of division, focus on God, Pray! May God Heal our Land!

May God give us wisdom and discernment to get the truth to the answers of the question “How do you know what you know?

Below is a Beautiful song called “Heal Our Land”by: Kari Jobe! May your mind clear and worship!

 

 

PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING! NEVER GIVE UP! KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

Thursday Worship

The Potter’s Hands!

I recently began to realize that I was not living my life and somewhere along the way, I had lost myself, along with my dreams and hopes flowing through the motions of day to day living.

A person can come to this place after suffering many trails and heartache, I lived that pain every day calling it the walking wounded. You are basically in shock lacking emotions.

When my marriage abruptly ended and I closed up my heart I put my trust in the Lord. I went through my separation and even though I know am free to marry biblically, it did not lessen my suffering.

Then came another storm, my existing relationships of the ones I loved, family and friends began to fall apart. Indescribable heartache, what in the world was I doing wrong. I examined myself and I prayed and fasted. I got no answers.

Then came another storm, I lost my career, my home, my belongings, and eventually my home church, which was the glue holding me together. I felt my heart wither away, I had thoughts of shaving my head and ripping my cloths. My heartache enclosed around me, I felt abandoned and very much alone. Depression slowly laid over me, weighing me down, I was grieving, I never want to feel depression like that again.

Through out my adult life, no one has ever taken care of me, even when I was married, I was alone and if I was sick, I was on my own.

In recent years, due to the recession, loss of income, I was suddenly dependent on others to help me. I was ashamed and humbled as I bounced from one relative to the next, not always being welcomed.

I tried to get back on my feet, becoming discouraged at the lack of employment, struggling just to have gas for an interview, not knowing if I would make it back home. Struggling to get medical and dental care, and pay for my prescriptions. Struggling and desperate to make it to church.

Church was my life line, if I could just get to church, I knew I would make it. Then came the days when I could not get there……. You get so tired of asking for help, then you have the ones who condemn you and think you have committed some horrible sin. That was the knife in the wound.

I saw that I was a woman in a mid-life spiritual crisis who needed to find her heart and protect it. The truth is I have been through terrible battles that left me scarred, mad and afraid. These battles I have lived through broke me into tiny pieces. I share my scars with you, because they are the ashes of my beauty of who I am becoming in Jesus and he knows exactly who I am in him.

I never turned my back on God, I sought him with every ounce of my fiber, at times barely able to whisper his name. I held onto his promises for they are truth and I kept my eyes on him. I took it all to his feet, all my sins, my problems, my heartache and I gave every single broken piece to him, and then I just let go.

Jesus is the sweetest name I know, my best friend, who broke me on the potter’s wheel, then began to mold and shape me into a vessel of his usefulness and then he carefully put me back together.

The wheel is the Holy Spirit in our lives which helps us to build and maintain our relationship with the Father. He brings needed repairs to us, he is our helper and our comforter and the more we depend on him, the better vessel we become in the hands of the potter. I can do nothing without the Holy Spirit in me. I need him every single day.

The Lord then scoops up the moistened clay with His mighty hand and places you on the Potter’s wheel. You hear His promise: “I have measured you; …So today, give all your pieces to Jesus, for who else but the potter can put you back together.

Blessings!

A Chance to Testify!Sharing: A TIDAL WAVE of “CHANGE” in THE CHURCH by Andrew Strom!

I read a great Post this morning by Andrew Strom, which the link is below for the post!

A TIDAL WAVE of “CHANGE” in THE CHURCH by Andrew Strom

After reading, I felt lead to share a summary of my testimony below. May it bless you.

I must testify, of a church, that is or close to what you describe. I was a bus kid to various churches growing up. However, I was in no way prepared for the church I entered as an adult. I who was starved for love, felt overwhelming love when I entered through the front door, it seemed the faces were all lite up, glowing, I felt a sense of peace. Something happened to me that day, as I hobbled on my crutches, sciatic pain from wreck, and took a seat. My entire blog comes from this one experience, an invitation. I saw a vision of “Rivers of Living Water” flow above pulpit coming down aisle, as the Pastor Willoby preached have you ever thanked God? That day I thanked God, trusted God, and that River of Living Water, flowed over me and all who stood in the aisle, I felt that translucent breathing water hit me and wash over me. I was told, I was slain in the holy spirit, which this Baptist woman had not heard of in her bus church riding days. When I opened my eyes, I not only thanked Jesus, this introvert openly praised him, and my tongue was no longer mine, as it gave utterance and I spoke in tongues. God is real. Seven days later after receiving Baptism of Holy Ghost, I was Baptized in Jesus name according to Acts 2:38. Oh, and one minor detail, it took me a week to realize, I had walked out free of crutches, left under the pew, without pain, permanent injury gone. I had been healed and didn’t even realize it, because I was too busy trying to tell everyone I knew about how God touched me, as I wasn’t the same. Blessings to you all. ❤️

HOLY GHOST FILLED WATER

Holy Ghost Filled Water!

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My secret payer had been for God to restore joy. Then my Pastor, announced during a sermon, God was going to answer our secret prayers, no one else knew, except God. That Sunday as I drove home, the Lord gave me the following words…”Lay me down in that cool crisp water, Lay me down and Baptize me in that Holy Ghost filled water.” God was reminding me of the joy of my own baptism.

Then a sensation started in my belly and rose out of my mouth and it was pure sweet laughter, laughter so sweet and joyful, I knew it had come from God, I had not laughed with joy in so long, God blessed me profoundly I was laughing with God!!! God had given me a new song, and a laugh of victory!I was a child of God!

Psalms 2:4 He who sits in Heaven shall laugh, the Lord shall have them (Enemy) in dirision (Mockery or ridicule)!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!

We have the Victory, in our repentance and Baptism!

When you are baptized, and come out of the water, there is unspeakable joy, burden are gone, sins washed away! I cant even explain how good it feels, to know your sins are gone, as far as east is to west!

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Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me

a sinner in need, hanging by a thread , hopeless for love,

feeling worthless, desperately in need of a saviors touch

Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me

that cool crisp water, as I lay me down, my sins washed away

Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down

Cleanse my soul, and make me new, finding a path unto you.
Lay me down and bury me deep, make my sins go far from you.
Lay me down and baptize me in that Holy Ghost filled water.
Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water.

In Jesus name, all things are made new, and your soul shall be saved.
Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water.
Lay me down and bury me deep, wash my sins away,

Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me

Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down and baptize me…..in Jesus name.
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
So I can be free.

Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me.

Lay me down and baptize me, in that cool crisp water.
Lay me down and baptize me, in that Holy Ghost Filled Water.
Lay me down and bury me deep, wash my sins away,
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down and baptize me…..in Jesus name.
Lay me down
Lay me down
Lay me down
SO I CAN BE FREE!!!!

Oh how sweet the sensation of the Holy Ghost filled water as it covered me!!

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Written by Debra Hearn Jones

I am a “Cracked Pot”

I am a “Cracked Pot”! I was crafted by a Master Potter, formed by his hands. My choices and mistakes in “Life” lead to my pot getting cracked and being broken. Negative things leaked out. I walked in fear. I thought I was worthless.

The master just simply picked me up and put me back together, yet I was different. I had visible cracks, scars that ran deep, no one wanted me with my  many scars and cracks.

When everyone else rejected me, the thing that is immeasurable, is that God wanted me, with all the scars and cracks. God wanted all of me. I surrendered giving my life to him. I continued walking forward even when I was tired and many times ready to give up. Everywhere I walked along leaking out my cracks, I was not perfect, making more mistakes along the way, yet somehow good things started to leak out, living water began to leak out of the cracks as I walk in brokenness on my path of healing offering kindness, prayer, encouragement, love, hope and faith for others.

I am a beautiful pot, that is imperfect, that has the potential to offer through my brokenness life giving waters to others in the form of Hope.

God didn’t see a worthless pot, he saw a jar that would carry living waters to others who were broken. Today I want you to know you are worthy to God, immeasurable, valued and oh how he loves you, cracks, scars and all. You are his masterpiece.

I hope you let that sink into your heart.

Coffee & Laughter

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The anticipation is there, that perfect hot cup of coffee, how great it would be if our coffee cups, let us know , the coffee is indeed Hot! LOL

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As I look inside my cup, the brown color tells me it needs a little creamer. I’m trying “White Chocolate with Macadamia” this week. A little goes a long way, yet it is , so Good!

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Then I have to decide will I add sugar too? One lump or two? LOL

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Then I am ready, my first sip is divine, coffee lady, who has a sense of humor, I just love the wiggly doggie…………….
Coffee is one of my treats , I do for me, A simple act of kindness to myself, yet nothing was more fun than paying for the order behind me, in my favorite coffee drive through, it allowed me to be anonymous, giving, and joyful!
A simple Act of Kindness can indeed be a beautiful act of love, so go ahead this fall, figure out a simple inexpensive way to give and watch your joy level rise!
Coffee and Kindness! Blessings to All!

His Eye is Upon You!

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Greetings on this fine day! Today I held Remberance for 9/11, it’s been twenty years since the attack by the Teliban! May we never forget and always stand for Freedom and Liberty!

My painting today started out as one thing and totally ended up in a way different project than I planned.

My painting today is called ” His Eye is Upon You!”

His Eye Is Upon You!

Prayer & Coffee

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Good Morning, How are you today? Not so good? Me neither, trying to rise above! So, I thought maybe we could have a wee bit of coffee and a prayer together! My small coffee pot for one , no matter how I make it always ends up with coffee grinds in it, I’m not complaining , nope, really ecstatic to have coffee! I LOVE “me” some coffee with Starbucks creamer! The other creamer is out of stock “White Chocolate & Raspberry!”

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First off, let me say “God Bless you each and everyone!” I hope your day is filled with joy! Today we all have a choice to let our light shine, with all that is before us in these uncertain days! I choose to Shine!

And share a prayer, may it bring us all peace!

Dear God, we humbly come before you praising you and all your creation! There is nothing going on under the sun and moon that you don’t already know about! Lord we ask that the schemes of the enemy be brought out of darkness into the light exposed and destroyed by you! Father we pray you eradicate, cancel and void Covid 19, Cancer, Aids, man made virus, diseases and afflictions! Father, we declare healing to our nation for by your stripes we are healed! We take authority pleading the blood of Jesus, believing for protection over our children, grandchildren, all our families and friends. We ask in Jesus name that you surround us with the pure white light of Christ love, protecting each and everyone spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. We pray a strong hedge of protection around our nation believing and having faith God’s protection is there. Standing firm in the faith, that Jesus Christ is with us , knows our need for healing, delivering and providing us from the smallest to the greatest of our details. We bind up the enemy, in all areas, all attacks, all schemes, all devices, cancelling them and declaring them void in the authority and name of Jesus Christ! Thank you Lord that you FIGHT for us and make a way , that we are the head and not the tail, We are above only and not beneath, We are complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power, We are alive with Christ , We are free from the law of sin and death, We are far from oppression and fear does not come near us. We are born of God and the evil one does not touch us! We are redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty, We are healed by the stripes of Jesus, For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind! We are greatly loved by God! We are submitted to God and the devil must flee from us because we resist him in the Name of Jesus! We are firmly rooted, built up, established in our faith and overflowing with gratitude in Jesus name we pray . Amen!

I dont know about you all! I sure feel better after praying!

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Now take that great cup of coffee and look out your window!

Rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made!

True joy is never dependent on our circumstances.

🖋️Blogging Anniversary🖋️

Wow! Meeting Goals! Three years ago, Beetree- Gathering bloomed into life, specifically my lifeline.

Blogging became an outlet used to express personal passions in life. Creativity flows through my veins for writing, painting, reading, photography and cooking.

To the best of my ability, I transferred pains of life to Beetree-Gathering writing in a style that I hoped could bless and benefit others in their trials.

During the creation of my blog, I suddenly lost my dad to a massive heart attack, while I was still grieving the loss of my younger adult brother and my best friend of fifteen years.

I witnessed the miracle of my mom coming back from brink of death, then living life fully, despite dementia.

One day I experienced angels visiting in my mom’s yard during a very low point being greatly encouraged.

The enemy had destroyed many relationships, I was hurt and grieving, slowly I began to experience reconciliation of important relationships that I thought were ruined. That’s God!

My health continues to blossom, I have experienced the healing of God. I feel Jesus walks my health journey with me. I don’t walk alone, Jesus has wiped my tears, been my  encourager, healer, inspiration and voice convincing me to do more.

I learned how to be alone, without fear, breathing in the stillness of absolute quiet. I learned to love my quiet times as it gives me wonderful opportunities of reflection.

I learned I am not responsible for others behaviors, only mine. Change took place when I worked on me. I am not without fault, and I asked for forgiveness just as quickly as I gave forgiveness. Forgiveness is often misunderstood, as letting a person off the hook. However, for me when I gave forgiveness, most time without apologies, letting go of the trauma, betrayal, hurt or pain, actually allowed me to start healing.

Blogging changed me in many ways. I have around 250 followers, for which I’m deeply and profoundly grateful. Your stories came at divine times just when my soul needed the words to soothe me, or challenge me, or help me question my direction. I received blogger awards in disbelief, utterly surprised I had readers, followers , strangers who became friends.

Thank you to all who follow my blog, for sharing your stories and being friends to me. May God bless your blogs, increase your readership, give you all opportunities to bless your life and the lives of others. I wouldn’t be here if not for you all believing in me!

Love Always, 🍯Beetree-Gathering🐝

I Pray For Your Love Song!

Time has passed, and I am not so young.
My old love went away, breaking my heart each day, isn’t that enough? Then you take our little girl, treating me like I was dirt.
Must you destroy her too?
There I stood in that motel room, believing all was lost.
In that old drawer were words that leaped up, a gift of a bible.
It was as if an eternity had passed, and your words just grabbed me up.
You walked every step of my life as it fell apart all those years ago.
Pushing me up, swirling colors of emotion playing a love song made just for me!
You reached down and brought me up from the depths of despair and encircled me with your love.
The melody of the song drawing me ever near to love so profound and dear!
I thought I would surely die until you showed me how to fight.
Not with weapons, hate, or violence, only with love, could wrong be undone.
I knelt before you, and that candlelight glowed!
I prayed for the one who tried to destroy my soul!
Mercy and Protection
Words of forgiveness flowed
The light dissolved my pain, turning my scars into beauty, dignity, and respect.
Embraced by my heavenly father’s love, the Holy Spirit in motion. Heard my cries down on my knees crying out; father, please!
In the wink of an eye, he placed my child back in my loving arms.
All things are possible for those who believe, just like when God serenaded a wretch like me?
With his love song, long ago.

Heavenly Father, I glorify and lift you, because you are worthy, worthy of praise, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, Healer, Advocate, Almighty, Author, and Perfecter of Our Faith, Deliver, Faithful and True! The Great I Am, the King of Kings, the Light of the World. Humbly, I offer gratitude and thanks for all you have done in my life and all that you will do still. I praise you for you are Holy and I love you, I adore you, the lifter of my soul. Lord, I pray just as you poured your loves song into me that you would pour it out to all who are in need tonight who are going through the storms of life. May you serenade them with the word, which is truth, and encircle them with your overflowing, unconditional love, in Jesus’s name. Amen!

Arms Wide Open

Feeling the Divine Presence

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I reach for you knowing you are near.

I step out in Faith hoping to draw closer.

My heart is pounding.

I stand with my arms wide open.

I can fill you in my stillness.

Not a shadow, nor a face.

My fear is gone.

I feel a comfort that runs deep.

I look up and I am amazed, for coming right at me are the, Living Waters of Grace.

I am so excited, waiting, anticipating, then I feel the sweet sensations of living water flowing over me.

I stand with arms wide open.

To receive, the beautiful gift of your Holy Spirit, dwelling inside me.

Hope is all around.

I stand washed anew, Assured in my salvation, Overwhelmed in your grace.

Living water flowing over me, Washing my sin clean.

Living water setting me free;

Sickness gone,

Suffering gone,

Fear gone,

Bondage gone,

Addiction gone,

Living water flowing over me.

Jesus is here, Jesus is here, Jesus is here!

Lift up your hands and feel living waters flowing over you and me.

Living Waters of Grace, Living Waters of Grace, Living Waters of Grace.

Lift up your hands and feel living waters flowing over you and me.

MY ARMS ARE WIDE OPEN!

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Waiting on God’s Promises!

Are you are waiting on the promises of God?

Rejoice and stand, your faith will sustain you, no matter how long it takes!

The devil wants us all to grow weary and tired. If the devil can get us tired, the devil will snatch your hope right out from under your feet. Before you know it, you will have to quit believing in God’s promises.

God’s time isn’t our time. The minute you stand on God’s promises and stand in faith, praying, the light begins to flicker, then burn.

Remember, no matter how long it takes “REJOICE” God’s promises will come to pass. For Jesus is our Savior, Way-maker, Healer, Provider, Deliver, Counsel, Teacher, and Friend. Oh, how Jesus Loves us all! 🙌💞✝

In Matthew 7:7 (AMP),

Jesus tells us, “Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.”

Creative Innovation 🖌️🎨🖼️👩‍🎨

Hello,

I love being creative or innovative. My hobbies are writing, blogging, interior decorating, staging and art. Recently I got back into Art after watching an acrylic pour video using Acrylic paints. I wondered if I could be successful if I gave painting a try. I loved art when I was younger, drawing and painting. Not sure why, it just faded away. 🤷 Painting is fun because to me there are no mistakes, just keep going till you achieve what you like to create. I don’t have any certain niche, My hobby has helped my anxiety and stress levels considerably. I started by watching YouTube videos then started playing around until I learned basic techniques and in process ruined good cloths.🤪 Now I happily keep paint cloths on hand 👌. Don’t be shy give art a try. The possibilities are endless. After all if we pray about creating to our Lord who is the master creator, having created our universe, isn’t God capable of gifting us at any age? Just a thought! Now pray and Create, it will be fun!💯🌝

Prayer :God, Thank You for being my creative director. Thank You for guiding me and leading me into the divine destiny you have in store for me. It’s easy to think that I know it all, but I don’t. I don’t have all the answers, You do. More often than not, I won’t know the “how” but I know the “who” and that is You. You are the one that will strengthen and qualify me. You are the one that will fill me with ideas and creativity that the world has yet to witness. You are the one that will give me the wisdom to carry out those ideas so that they will be manifested in Your name. Lord, even when it doesn’t make sense to me, give me the confidence to trust that You know what You’re doing. Lord, please do not let fear or anxiety push me to depend on my own understanding. Lord, not only are you my creative director but you are my creative consultant. Help me to consult You before I act and lean on Your direction alone. 

In Jesus Name! Amen!

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Below are my completed projects I wanted to share, in hopes to inspire or encourage another to be creative.I hope you enjoy viewing, as it is a step out of my comfort zone . Blessings 🐝

Mom’s Sunflower
Farm Harvest
Uniqueness
Heart Tree
Ocean King
Saved
After the Storm
Mermaid Ocean
Roar
Water Flowers
Deep
Golden Beauty
Dream State
🌅Koi Pond
🐳Sea Flowers🐳
🌀Blue Flowers🌀
🐠Calm💦
❤️Wild Heart ❤️

Vertigo An Answer To A Prayer!

Yesterday, I awoke , sat up with my world turning upside down. All gravity and balance was gone. When I tried to lift my head, the world spun to point I felt like I was passing out. I was helpless. Yesterday was like a bad roller coaster ride. Every-time I tried to pull forward, I was twisted and turned all around. I ended up flat on the carpeted floor the first time I tried to go toward the bathroom. Lucky for me my half bath is tiny, located under a staircase, I had no other choice but to lean into the wall, then I crawled back to my couch.

Luckily, my purse was near me, I pulled out a finger pulse/ oxygen sensor, then a thermometer , and lastly my blood sugar meter. All these gadgets, showed my vitals and blood sugar we’re normal. Maybe your wondering why I’ve kept those gadgets in my purse. Simply, since last year they became essential because of Covid Virus. There have been many times that I’ve been glad of their purchase because of my anxiety, fearing going to a hospital. I have had Vertigo once in the past and felt confident that was what I was dealing with at this time. I proceeded to lay there until 6:30 pm that night, finally got up ate a simple meal.

My vertigo reminded me that I am not in control, yet God is in full control.

Despite chaos everywhere, God is on the throne handling it all. God isnot taken by surprise.

I was reminded that when I can’t walk straight, when I am weak, God carried me through.

Being a person who endures anxiety, the last few weeks were overwhelming, with all the news reports, of Covid, Delta Variant, Afghanistan debauchery, fake news, fearmongering, and isolation took a toll on my mental health. I’m scared, worried for all humanity, feeling helpless that I can’t do anything to help, just wanting to hear good news.

Vertigo made me realize I can help and possibly inspire others by writing the good news I seek.

Good News today!

1. Our planet still functions in all it’s beauty with our Awesome Sun and Amazing Universe that was miraculously spoke into being by our creator who breathed life into us and when humanity fell short and sinned. God in his infinite love made a way for us all to have everlasting life and salvation by dying on a cross bearing the weight of the world upon himself. Rising from the dead three days later, ascending into heaven. Jesus paid the one time price for you. When you ask God into your heart and to forgive your sins, you are forgiven as far as east is to the west, your sins are remembered no more, white as snow, past , present and future. God resides in you and you are a work in progress.

2. There is a spiritually powerful weapon at your disposal. It’s called Prayer! Talk to God like you talk to your best friend. Then always give thanks to God and glorify him.

“Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Deuteronomy says of God’s army that ‘one man (could) chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight’ (32:30).

Bible Matthews 18:20

“There is a multiplied effect in being together before God. It was the corporate prayer of Acts 1:14 that produced the corporate power of Acts 2:42-47. Corporate prayer brings corporate power (Acts 4:14-31).” 

Steve Meeks

“Unity is a force. Whenever any group of people gather in one accord, nothing can be impossible with them.” “There is power in praying together.

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Unity Prayer for Today.

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Heavenly Father, Today I bind all prayers together for humanity and loose the prayers upon your angels to give flight to bring our words thoughts, needs before you, understanding there is power in praying together even though our needs be separate, believing in prayer of unification, that millions of angels take flight with our  prayers carrying them forward to  your holy throne with no hindrances from the enemy. May all our cries be heard and all our tears wiped. Lord we trust in you as your word promises you will fight for us. May your angels encamp around us, protecting us from evil, may no plague come near us, may we rejoice as you bring us out, of the fire, carrying buckets of water, spiritual living waters for others, as we rejoice in victory!
 In Jesus name Amen. 

Persecution : Lord Make a Way! 🙏

Dear God,

I just want to thank you for everything that you are doing for our loved ones, family, friends and acquaintances.

Lord, you know already how overwhelmed our world is at moment. You, Lord are the only good news I know that I can spread that is absolute truth. The events challenging this world and relationships causing divisions is a lie of old to separate us as humanity. The enemy is working to isolate and destroy believers to make us feel all alone and defeated. God I am grateful for your word and the saints who spread the good news of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior, Healer, Redeemer, Way-maker, Provider, Protector, Bread of Life, Counselor, Advocate, Teacher, High Priest, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. God you are glorious and our creator, Lord we edify and lift you above all creation.

I thank you God for the hidden strength and courage you continue to give the world.

If we run off course looking for quick fixes. Lord you just show mercy and forgive us steering your people back on course, you do not turn away from us, instead you embrace your people. your love fills us and may we hear your whispers once more infusing us the will to carry through.

God, you remind us of your love and in that LOVE is rest from the Storm, I can always trust in you.

O Lord, May we keep moving forward because we know that you will never let us go. Your Love is forever steadfast when it feels like our hearts are breaking into a thousand pieces. I cry out for all who are being persecuted in this world, Lord please wipe thier tears, and make a way where there doesn’t seem to be a way. Blind the enemy, placing warrior angels around all who are in the path of evil. Father we cry out believing you to protect spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Pleading the precious blood of the lamb over ever soul.

May we continue to trust in you, O Lord, and never think otherwise. May the hearts of our families and generations to come always find refuge in you, O God.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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My Little Light is Going to Shine!

There is Power in Your Testimony!

My Testimony
My Little Light is Going to Shine!


It was on a chilly day in November 2003, under the anointed preaching of Pastor Willoughby, whose sermon was titled “Have you ever thanked God?” when a Southern Baptist woman was slain in the spirit, while visiting the UPCI in Raleigh, NC. Now don’t worry she wasn’t dead, as a matter-of-fact God was doing work in her as she lay on the carpet.

I can only attest to this because the woman is me. I clearly remember the sermon, and Pastor Willoughby asking, “Have you ever thanked God?” That question just got a hold of me, I had to stop and really think. Had I ever thanked Jesus for all he had done for me? I began to slide down the pew, as people stood up to go in the aisle to what they were calling an alter call. I was terrified, I couldn’t imagine standing up in front of all these people. I was shaking and trying extremely hard not to cry. My crutches were under the pew, and I slid them as I slid down the pew. The crutches were to help me walk without falling as I had permanent sciatic nerve damage from a recent automobile wreck. I was scared to go into the aisle, so I prayed and stuck my big toe into the aisle and said “Thank you, Jesus! The next thing I knew I was standing up in that aisle, and as I gazed up to the altar, above that Pastor’s head I saw translucent clear water flow down like a river and divide going down over each person in that aisle before me. I knew that the people in front of me were getting a blessing and I was going to get mine too, I was so excited I looked up and that beautiful water hit me and I was slain in the spirit, How long I was there on the floor I honestly do not know, yet when I opened my eyes I sat up and I asked:” What in the world was that?” A woman standing above me shouted, “That’s Jesus!” I looked up at her and said “Whatever that is, I won’t some more of it! That lady said, “Honey you stand upright here and we’ll pray you through, so you get the Holy Ghost!” I jumped up and this shy woman, me, began to praise God with all her might, and I felt the spirit of God as it came down, and my mouth was no longer my own, and I began to speak in a language I had never spoken. I was later told I had spoken in tongues, by a woman that was there and that I had received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. My life has never been the same.

I left a different person than I had been when I entered church earlier that morning. I was so on fire for God, my own mama could not shut me up. I was like a 220 light bulb that glowed brightly. I just had to tell anyone and everyone, about what Jesus has done for me. Seven days later on Pearl Harbor Day, I was baptized in Jesus’ name!!!! My family thought I was crazy, and I lost some friends. The funniest experience was that it took me two weeks to realize I had left my crutches under the pew. I never went back for them. God had healed me.

After my profound experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit, I authored a poem about the “Rivers of Living Water,” it was my first inspired writing. I have been writing blogs and articles when led or inspired for twelve years. During this time came the first storm, the second storm, the third storm, and they kept coming, it was relentless. During the storms, I was rejected, abandoned, persecuted, lost and at times alone, I was betrayed and falsely called backslidden. Twelve years of storms, and yes, my 220 light bulb diminished, yet I couldn’t stop telling people about Jesus Christ, even when I no longer had a way to church. I needed the word of God, desperate for some “Living Water”, my voice still worked, and I used it to tell my testimony. Never doubt there is power in your testimony. I learned to count it all joy and “Yes, Thank Jesus.”

Now I understand my journey a little better, the enemy was trying to take away the Holy Ghost in me, by snuffing out my light, with one storm after another. Tonight, I stand, as I draw a line in the sand, completely around me and my family, pleading the blood of Jesus. I give God all the praise and glory, for he never left me, nor did he ever forsake me, and I claim in Jesus’ name that my light is going to shine.

I challenge you if your light has diminished, if your light is flickering, draw a line around you and your loved ones, family, and friends. Give God the glory, praise him for it all, giving “thanks” in all circumstances. Wait and watch, your light will glow once more!!!! Blessings!

Heavenly Father, as we gather in your midst we cry out,” thank you!”

Lord, we thank you in advance, for drawing a Holy line of protection around us all, protecting us spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Pleading the Holy Blood of our Lord and Savior as a blanket, covering each of us from the crown of our heads to the souls of our feet, thank you in advance for fighting for us, being our forward and rear guard. thank you, God, for providing all our needs in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen

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Why Pray

Prayer can be powerful, and prayer is powerful whether as a single prayer by you or a group. I believe in prayer, having seen the supernatural move of God many times , for anyone to ever convince me prayer doesn’t work or that there is no God.

God is alive and well! Everyday, we have an incredible opportunity to submit ourselves before God.

Pray on the full armor of God!

 The full armor of God—truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, the Word of God, and prayer—are the tools God has given us, through which we can be spiritually victorious, overcoming Satan’s attacks and temptations.

Ephesians 6:11-18 “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Pray for family and friends, standing in the gap, praying for others protection, safety, needs, finances, healing, restoration and salvation.

Anyone can pray, you can pray! It is a powerful weapon in spiritual warfare. Everyday ask God to be your rear guard and forward guard. Welcome the Holy Spirit in your home and vehicle​ and workplace. The Holy Spirit is before you and behind you is the mighty Lion of Judea. If God be for you who can be against you. When you are weak, God is strong giving strength​, when overwhelmed God gives rest. God is our healer, provider and restores us. God knows all our weakness, where as man judges, God sees and knows our hearts, God has wiped every tear and he truly loves us. How do I know this? It starts with one simple prayer. Say his name , “Dear Jesus” he will come running, God desires a relationship with you this very minute. Let the relationship begin……….then you will understand when I say ” Oh how he loves us” that yes, God truly does love us all!

Why Pray? to connect with the creator of the universe, to begin a beautiful relationship!