Sunday, July 8, 2012

Prayer Changes Things


Joy & Health to You Today and Always

"A cheerful look brings joy to my heart, and good news gives health to the bones."
Proverbs 15:30 NIV

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm hungry and waiting on the Lord

I'm listening to Lester and Holly Rector....awesome...Hungry ... I'm falling on my knees..I'm so hungry for the move of the Lord in my life. I'm broken, weary and yet know God's touch restores my life....so I'm waiting....How about you? Hungry for His Love

Releasing Kings & Queens

This is an excerpt from Releasing Kings Newsletter for June 17th, 2012 and I believe is a current word for those who are in the "Waiting Room of God" The Justice of Restoration
Abundance is coming – The night is darkest just before the dawn. We are prophetically on the eve of new levels of creativity, opportunity and fruit. Yet, our experience is navigating the present darkness and attack against our dreams. The reason we guard our hearts is simply that the thief would like to steal our dream. We have all experienced the sense of “losing” in finances, health, relationships, years and dreams. In fact, the desires that God planted in our heart are always connected to sound relationships, good health, long life, and abundant finances. Protecting those areas from attack is key to our destiny in the Kingdom. It’s not just about us – It’s about the Kingdom.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 NASU Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Prov 4:23 NIV
Understanding why – The first question a loss prompts is, “Why?” If God is the author of our trial, we would want to somehow embrace it; if it’s the thief, we want to resist it. This question is centuries old, and I want to summarize a few of our theological options that your heart is already entertaining The dark night of the soul – This option has roots in the mysticism of the Middle Ages. The premise is that our hearts are evil and need purification or crucifixion. The more spiritual I am, the more I experience and embrace trials and difficulties to cleanse my heart.
At some level, the suffering becomes self-inflicted. Although God can test and discipline us, those experiences alone don’t define our relationship with God. This belief falsely blames God for our loss and the fruit is that we have no Kingdom impact on our culture.
I’m created for fellowship – This school of thought is that our love relationship with the Lord is our real reason for existence; that trying to find purpose in your mountain can be a form of works or idolatry that takes us out of love for God. This belief simply denies the reality that the consequence of loving God is working with Him to build the Kingdom.
It also leaves us in a defeated posture of retreating into an introverted and isolated version of “loving God” that accepts loss as God motivating us to love Him more. Again, God gets the blame for loss and the fruit is that we have no Kingdom impact in our culture.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Eph 2:10 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 15:16-17
Both of these views have elements of truth, but both accept loss as spiritual, and leave us defeated and on the sidelines in the Kingdom. When loss occurs, I do want to be sure that my heart is right before the Lord and to verify my first love. However, the explanation for a theft is usually the thief! Over-spiritualizing a robbery and trying to blame God isn’t very productive. Both of these concepts leave us as pseudo-spiritual monks; introverted, isolated, and hopelessly aloof from impacting our culture or mountain. Restoration – The good news is that theft is fairly common and survivable. Your and my situations are not unique. God has an answer! He has a system of justice in place to restore what the enemy has stolen from us. What has been missing is the perseverance to use our faith to ask for God’s justice to restore what has been lost. What is even more exciting is that God doesn’t just replace what has been lost; He multiplies it back to us… double, 4-fold, 7-fold, and 100-fold!
Job received a double portion – “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10-11 NIV Theft under the law requires a 2- to 7-fold return – “If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he must pay back five head of cattle for the ox and four sheep for the sheep (Ex 22:1). See also Ex 22:4, Leviticus 6:5, 2214 and Proverbs 6:31.
100-fold returns
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” Matt 19:29 NIV
Faith that perseveres to justice – When the enemy steals from God’s people, God is zealous to inflict vengeance on the loss and to restore it. Although God is totally committed to multiplying restoration, we have not known how to ask for it in faith and to lay prophetic claim to that which is ours. We have not known how to pray. Too often, we’ve given up and blamed ourselves or God for the loss we’ve experienced. Listen to this parable of the widow who insisted on justice as an act of faith. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ 4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’” 6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:1-8 NIV Wisdom – What’s the smart thing to do when we experience loss? 1. Perspective – Count it as an opportunity to deepen your faith and perseverance. It happens to all of us, and you will survive and mature. What the enemy meant for evil, God will turn to good (Rom 8:28). It may take time, but our posture during that wait is high expectations rooted in our understanding of God’s justice. 2. Priorities – Warfare and loss is not about you, personally. It’s about the Kingdom. When we seek God, His wisdom and His Kingdom first, everything else gets added or restored (finances, health, relationships, years and dreams). Solomon chose wisdom and understanding and God added wealth, honor and long life. Our priority is the Kingdom… God takes great care of us and our needs.
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for — both riches and honor — so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. …I will give you long life. 1 Kings 3:12-14 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matt 6:33 NIV 3. Forgiveness – Vengeance belongs to God. It’s wisdom to forgive and to make room for God to execute His justice. Holding a grudge or harboring bitterness just doesn’t make any sense! Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Rom 12:17-21 NIV 4. Work – See the progression? …First trials, perseverance, then wisdom, then restoration. Ask for the wisdom to receive the multiplied restoration to reverse your loss. It won’t just fall out of heaven through prayer. God will work with you to find a way out. It’s not a passive process. It takes tenacity, single-mindedness, and work to be a King and to stand your ground in the Kingdom. The thief loves to steal from Christians and leave them demotivated and passive. It really is a war and we really do have to fight to win it. Once we commit to engage in the battle, we find that victories can come easily with the Lord’s help. We really can experience the multiplication and the sense of His wind in our sails. He’s just waiting for that level of faith to exercise His justice and to inflict His vengeance on the thief.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. James 1:2-8 NIV
5. Make a plan – When our faith is high enough to put a plan in place that is rooted in the desires of our heart, the answers come. That dream will sustain your heart through adversity just as Joseph survived his stay in prison and his promotion in Egypt. Your role in the Kingdom is worth the investment of your time to put that plan into place and to get the help you need to do it. Here are some suggestions for next steps. We may be able to help you with a heart plan.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Prov 16:9 NIV To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue. Prov 16:1
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He Will Shelter you with His Wings

Prayer Father, I realize that people don’t have to give, so when hey do, I know You’re in it. They’re following Your prompting, obeying Your direction. Thank You for using us to bless one another, and for granting us the willingness to give without expecting anything in return. Help me to be open to Your claim on all my resources so that I can bless others in Your name. And thank You for all the surprises You have planned for me to receive. Amen Thelma Wells
God’s Word to You Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:38 NIV)
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:4
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My Daddy Elmer Baggs and the S-U-V!

My daddy was so sweet and so thoughtful! We had been talking about me getting a new car and what kind I wanted and needed. I honestly wanted a pick up truck but the gas and prices were just way out of range for me. My daddy always watched television till the 11 o'clock news came on. I was in my room working on school work. He came walking in my room around ten o'clock and said, Marlene,
"I have an answer for ya,and your issue over a car!" Whenever he would make a statement like this, he would laugh, chuckle and I knew he was up to something. I said, "Ok, daddy what is the deal?"
He said,
"Call David Maus (Toyota), he can have you a car here in an hour!" I laughed and said, "Tonight?, really?" Then my dad, said I don't know that's just what the commercial said, "Call David Maus Toyota, and they will deliver in an hour!" He laughed and went back to bed.
The next morning he gets in my car and I am driving him to his market. He looks over at me and then says, "I know what kind of car you need."
I knew there was a punch line coming...
He said, "You need you a S_U_B."
I responded, "Don't you mean a S_U_V?"
He then completely ignored my question,and went on to tell me his story about his knowledge of the S_U_B or submarine sandwich and how it got it's name! The navy guys who were in port would get off the submarines and go get them a grinder. He chuckled when he said this.
"You do know what a grinder is don't you?"
Grinder
I had to admit, "No, I don't have a clue."
Then my daddy said, "Well hold on I'm fixin' to tell you!" Well, the story is these guys went in to get their grinders, but didn't have time to stay, so they wrapped them up and took them back to their submarine and that is how they got the name SUBS. It is short for submarine sandwiches! I thought this was hilarious and sure enough I looked up grinders and they are "submarine" sandwiches.
My daddy was a walking, talking encyclopedia!
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Daddy, Jesus and Coffee

This morning my daddy went to his heavenly home.
He is finally at peace, running, jumping and probably drinking coffee with Jesus!

The last few years have been quite a struggle for him. He didn't like being bedridden and he was tired of being sick and tired. The last time I prayed with him, he said he felt like a "zombie."  My dad could describe his feelings in one word or one sentence matter of fact statements.  Usually the humor expressed subtly would hit you a few hours later, giving you a fresh appreciation of his wisdom.

My daddy was one of the hardest workers I've ever known.  Over the past three years, he had gone from getting up early, going to work seven days a week 364 days a year (he always took off Christmas), to being barely able to get out of bed.

Only after extreme doses of chemo therapy and radiation, at the ripe old age of 87, he lost his strength. His mind remained "sharp as a tack" and like I said earlier, he always had a quick wit about him...even to the very end of his life here on earth.

One of his favorite sayings was, "I don't care which way the wind blows as long as I get a little breeze." His last birthday was May 6th and he was 90 years old, now he is in eternity. The Lord wants us to honor our parents so we can live a long life.  He honored his daddy who lived to be 96!
I was blessed to have had my daddy and the stories he shared with me over the years. I will miss him. Below is a story I wrote a few years ago, called The Coffee Cup.
The Coffee Cup
Dear Seed Sower Deb,
You asked about my dad. This morning I'm home with him. His heart is getting weaker and weaker but he is still able to crack a joke. I always make coffee when he stays home and this morning I took him another cup. Usually I take him a small delicate cup, but this one was heavier. He needs the exercise!
Of course he lays down and drinks his coffee because he is weak. I poured him a refill and he said, "This is the height of laziness." (He meant, laying in bed drinking coffee.)
He keeps asking me if his brain is ok? He's worried about becoming demented. I assure him he's still all there. This has been a serious learning experience being at home with my dad who is 87. I've learned a lot and I've been blessed to be loved alot.
He is always thankful for every little thing and rarely complains. One thing I've noticed is that he is able to discern whenever he is anxious about something. He knows and understands whether or not something is a matter that you should get upset about.
He says, "my nerves are bad, I get upset over something I shouldn't get upset over."
This reminded me of Phil 4:6 "Be careful (anxious)for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
For those of you out there with older parents...appreciate their wisdom....and love their life....that all may go well with you and you will live a long life. For more about his produce market he started in 1955 check out
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Monday, May 14, 2012

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

My Stroke of Insight

This is a testimony of a woman who is a brain scientist who had a stroke. She talks about consciousness beyond the body. She did not have an experience where she met Jesus but my prayer is that she will! It is an amazing story of the human brain.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Are You Ready for a Double Portion of Fire?

When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you, before I am taken away from you?” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you.” Elijah replied, “That’s a difficult request! If you see me taken from you, may it be so, but if you don’t, it will not happen.” As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a fiery chariot pulled by fiery horses appeared. They went between Elijah and Elisha, and Elijah went up to heaven in a windstorm. While Elisha was watching, he was crying out, “My father, my father! The chariot and horsemen of Israel!” Then he could no longer see him. He grabbed his clothes and tore them in two.
He picked up Elijah’s cloak, which had fallen off him, and went back and stood on the shore of the Jordan. He took the cloak that had fallen off Elijah, hit the water with it, and said, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” When he hit the water, it divided and Elisha crossed over. 2 Kings 2:9-14
Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, that I can’t control
(There's) No place I would rather be, (There's) No place I would rather be, (There's) No place I would rather be, But here in Your love, here in Your love (So) Set a fire down in my soul That I can't contain and I can't control Cause I want more of You God I want more of You God Kindle that flame Burning deep, deep down Change me, make me new From the inside out.
Reagan-united-pursuit-set-fire-soul-lyrics
The chariot of fire came down and whisked Elijah away because of the"walk" that He had with God. He was consumed by the Lord's love, His all consuming fire...
Matthew 10:22-24 says,
And everyone will hate you because of your allegience to me. But those who endure to the end shall be saved. When you are persecuted in one town, flee to the next., I assure you that I, the Son of Man, will return before you have reached all the towns of Israel.
The fiery Elijah confronted and exposed idolatry, helping to change the atmosphere where people could freely ad publicly worship God. Elisha then moved in to demonstrate God's powerful yet caring nature to all those who came to him for help. Great I Am by New Life Worship I
wanna to be close close to your side So Heaven is real, and death is a lie I wanna hear voices of angels above Singing as one Hallelujah holy holy God almighty great i am Who is worthy None beside thee God almighty Great i am I wanna be near near to your heart Loving the world hating the dark I want to see dry bones living again Singing as one Chorus Hallelujah Holy holy God almighty great i am Who is worthy None beside thee God almighty Great I am
Lyrics provided by: Source - http://www.kovideo.net/great-i-am-lyrics-new-life-worship-1230058.html He's the great i am great i am The mountains shake before him The demons run and flee At the mention of the name King of majesty There is no power in hell Or any who can stand Before the power and the presence of the great i am The great i am the great i am The great i am the great i am the great i am (chorus) Great i am The great i am the great i am The great i am the great i am the great i am The mountains shake before him The demons run and flee At the mention of the name King of majesty There is no power in hell Or any who can stand Before the power and the presence of the great i am The great i am the great i am The great i am the great i am the great i am (chorus) The great i am The great i am the great i am The great i am the great i am the great i am
Prophecy during worship today: Lifepoint Church, Tallahassee, FL. There is a great fire coming,coming from the LORD. It will be as the fiery chariots that came down from heaven and scooped up Elijah. It will leave a remnant of passion and glory needed to equip those who are walking in the last days - those who are willing to pick up this mantel, those who are willing to bear my name in the heat of the battle that is coming upon the earth. This is a battle against the host of hell. My Fire is a refining fire, a purifying fire and I will use those who can bear the fire when it gets hot. These will be those who worship me in spirit and in truth. These will be those who are willing to lay down their idols, lay down their own agendas, lay down their technology for the day is coming when you will not be able to communicate with each other in this manner. You must be a people of trust, people of honor, silent before me in the storm, so you can hear my voice in the midst of the rumblings and grumblings coming upon the earth. You must be willing to lay down your earthly keys in order to pick up your heavenly keys. These are the keys to the Kingdom.
I Corinthians 12:4 - God has given us grace to be great, grace to have gifts which are supernatural. Pastor Richard Marcello Lifepoint Church
Ephesians 4:7-16; But to each one, you must get FIT FOR THE KING - mentally, physically and spiritually. Lifepoint Fit for the King Group

Friday, February 26, 2010

My Princess... "I WILL PROTECT YOU"

Dear Cinderella Released,

I am your shield of protection. Many times you wonder where I am in the midst of the battle that rages around you. You feel abandoned on the battlefield. Don’t be afraid and don’t lose faith.

I am here, and I am always victorious. I will protect you, but you must trust Me. Sometimes I will lead you to shelter for safety and restoration. Other times I will ask you to join Me on the front line in the heat of the battle.

The truth is, I can kill any giant that threatens your life, but, just like David the shepherd boy, it’s up to you to march forward, pick up the stones, and face your giant.
I love to prove MY STRENGTH;
when the odds are the greatest and hope is the smallest.
I am truly your shelter and your deliverer –
I will protect you no matter where you are.

Love,
Your KING and your PROTECTOR

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” ~ Psa. 32:7

Sunday, February 7, 2010

She lived life; she surely did live right!

"We truly must set forth at dawn/to make the best of the dregs of our days/emerge from our current shadows of norm/and banish the lingering nightmares of our today./ We should cast aside our fears/and take life by storm,/the bull by the horn/lets get them to sing this sweet dirge when we are done/he live! Oh yeah, he sure set forth at dawn!/for me, I will live my true dreams/for dusk beckons/and make the best of this fading light/so that men will say,/ "He lived life; he surely did live right!"" Ozoemene

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dancing with God

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.

I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.

It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person, and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".

"God, "u" and "i" "dance." God, you, and I dance.


As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday. May you abide in God, as God abides in you.
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life. Author Unknown

This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. If God has done anything for you in your life, please share this message with someone else.

Interceding in prayer is one of the best gifts we can receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards; So let's continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 The Year of Hope and Godly Character

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 (The Message)

Do you have any idea how very homesick we became for you, dear friends? Even though it hadn't been that long and it was only our bodies that were separated from you, not our hearts, we tried our very best to get back to see you. You can't imagine how much we missed you! I, Paul, tried over and over to get back, but Satan stymied us each time. Who do you think we're going to be proud of when our Master Jesus appears if it's not you? You're our pride and joy!

Even though Paul was lonely for his friends,and obstacles kept him from those precious relationships, still his hope remained in the Lord and that the Lord would indeed, keep hope alive. Hope of Character!

Colossians 1:26-29 (The Message)

This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it's out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God's glory. It's that simple. That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That's what I'm working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me.

Why are you running? Are you doing it because it brings you glory or glory to God? We should attend to what makes the Lord happy. Tribulation was the norm for the New Testament Church. We should hope that Christ is formed in us and that God would be glorified.

Isaiah 40:27-31 (The Message)

Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
"God has lost track of me.
He doesn't care what happens to me"?
Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening?
God doesn't come and go. God lasts.
He's Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don't get tired,
they walk and don't lag behind.


Godly Character produces patience.
Death is not a natural thing-
Grief is not a natural thing-
We are not supposed to be separated!


Romans 5
Developing Patience

1-2 By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that's not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God's grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.

3-5 There's more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

6-8 Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn't, and doesn't, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn't been so weak, we wouldn't have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

9-11 Now that we are set right with God by means of this sacrificial death, the consummate blood sacrifice, there is no longer a question of being at odds with God in any way. If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we're at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!

The Death-Dealing Sin, the Life-Giving Gift

12-14 You know the story of how Adam landed us in the dilemma we're in— first sin, then death, and no one exempt from either sin or death. That sin disturbed relations with God in everything and everyone, but the extent of the disturbance was not clear until God spelled it out in detail to Moses. So death, this huge abyss separating us from God, dominated the landscape from Adam to Moses. Even those who didn't sin precisely as Adam did by disobeying a specific command of God still had to experience this termination of life, this separation from God. But Adam, who got us into this, also points ahead to the One who will get us out of it.

15-17 Yet the rescuing gift is not exactly parallel to the death-dealing sin. If one man's sin put crowds of people at the dead-end abyss of separation from God, just think what God's gift poured through one man, Jesus Christ, will do! There's no comparison between that death-dealing sin and this generous, life-giving gift. The verdict on that one sin was the death sentence; the verdict on the many sins that followed was this wonderful life sentence. If death got the upper hand through one man's wrongdoing, can you imagine the breathtaking recovery life makes, sovereign life, in those who grasp with both hands this wildly extravagant life-gift, this grand setting-everything-right, that the one man Jesus Christ provides?

18-19 Here it is in a nutshell: Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it. But more than just getting us out of trouble, he got us into life! One man said no to God and put many people in the wrong; one man said yes to God and put many in the right.

20-21 All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn't, and doesn't, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it's sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that's the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.


Philippians 3:17-19 (The Message)

Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal. There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals, and trying to get you to go along with them. I've warned you of them many times; sadly, I'm having to do it again. All they want is easy street. They hate Christ's Cross. But easy street is a dead-end street. Those who live there make their bellies their gods; belches are their praise; all they can think of is their appetites.

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners. Psalm 146

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Amazing Sand Painting Video Germans Invading Ukraine in WWII

This is amazing....it starts so peaceful and then build into a powerful message!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vOhf3OvRXKg

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Madea Speaks on Relationships

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Not Your Cinderella - Catherine Britt CMAA Artist of the Year


You walk in a room and all the girls talk
I guess you get used to most of them fallin'
Down at you feet.
Cause you got the charm and the debonair down
So tall and dark like you just came out of
Some kind of fairy tale dream.
Oooh baby you're something
Oooh but I'm ...

Not your Cinderella
You're not the one in a million fella
The slipper ain't gonna fit me
Give my regards to Mr Disney
I'm no Sleeping Beauty
One kiss alone won't do it to me
Hate to be the one to tell ya
But I'm not your Cinderella.

I don't know if I believe in love at first sight
I think it might need just a little more time
To grow and be real.
So keep up the laughter and the ramblin' on
At the stroke of midnight I'm gonna be gone
This ain't a heart you can steal.
Oooh baby you're something
Oooh but I'm ...

CHORUS

CHORUS (Repeat)

Check out
Not Your Cinderella sung by CMAA Artist of the Year Catherine Britt on You Tube!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Like a Slingshot!



Sometimes a setback is just a setup, for a comeback, like a slingshot!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Become a beginner and be a winner!


"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."~Barbara Sher

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Making your life count for Christ

Today I saw the movie Julie & Julia. It was an awesome movie and detailed how an individual can have so many gifts and skills, yet feel so insignificant. Then one day something happens to change that. You find purpose and passion in life.

I can't really say that I'm there yet, but this movie really helped me to see that really nothing happens by accident, and yet we must take initiative to sometimes fulfill the plans and purposes God has in store for us. We can't sit back idle and expect destiny to jump in our laps.

Take today and tomorrow Labor Day to reflect on Christ's labor of love and how special we are in His eyes. He has everything so marvelously worked out if we would only accept...it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Joy Movie

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Mission

La Mision

Our Mission

The movie The Mission with Robert DeNiro was brought to my mind today. Watch it, it is a life changing movie, especially the scene of him climbing up the side of a mountain with pounds and pounds of supplies on his back. So oppressing! He takes the heavy load, cuts and lets it fall to the bottom. He continues his climb, looking up and to the place above -- his destination.

I thought about my daily life and how I try to climb to the top so many times with so much baggage. I get focused on the weight instead of the Lord and it's days like today when I'm waiting in a hospital with my 87 year old father who is faced with the threat of cancer, and he's making the nurse laugh and feel better after she's just rolled his vein. "It's ok," he said, "You didn't hurt me." He's told me so many times, that he just doesn't like making anyone "feel bad." It's times like this I see the man God created so beautifully nearly a hundred years ago.

Eac day and each place and person we meet is a mountain. We can address the climb weighted down, or cut the bundle of burdens we carry or think we need, and just simply enjoy the beauty of the mountain climb on our way to the destination and places God wants us to go to carry His love.

As we carry His love, He is faithful to carry us through any situation we find ourselves in.

Take a break and watch this very relaxing and powerful video. It's only a couple of minutes. You DO HAVE TIME!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Removing Clutter from Your Life


Kay Gallegos owner of Clutterbusters in Winter Park sent me this email today. It's worth taking the time to read. Get a cup of tea, coffee or something you love and make time to visit this site. It will help you to "center" and feed your spirit. God wants us to be free from stress, full of joy, and a vessel that is always abounding in the work of the Lord.

This "Free Ebook" will Free your spirit....This morning I received a link to a free ebook, "Thriving on Less - Simplifying in a Tough Economy". The first chapter talks about the benefits of simplifying your life. The subsequent chapters contain some practical information that can benefit everyone.

To read more, please visit the following link:

http://media.thepowerofless.com/ThrivingonLess.pdf


Table of Contents
Introduction
1. A Simple Lifestyle
2. Focus on the Essentials
3. Thriving on Less, Not Struggling
4. Focusing on Enough, Not More
5. Make Small Financial Changes First
6. Look at Large Expenses for the Long Term
7. Changing Your Spending Habits
8. A Guide to Getting Out of Debt
9. Tools for a Frugal Life
10. Resources

Let Kay help you "Clutter Free Your Life"
Send her an email at kgallegos@clutterbusters.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today was a “GOD” day!

Today Cinderella Released met Tessa Treu and we became "forever friends." Today my life was changed and blessed because God introduced me to a woman who loves God and radiates His presence.

Tessa's life changed when she gave birth to her first child at age 16. She had to make some choices and changes. She learned what she needed to do to become a good mother and has learned to receive the wonderful gift of grace and love in her life. The Lord has given her big dreams and powerful vision. "Inside Out" is the name of the organization and she is empowering young women.

For more information about this wonderful mission and ministry please visit website http://www.yourinsideout.net. You will be blessed like I was. Please put Tessa, her wonderful husband Joe and their three children Jordan, Olivia and Victoria on your prayer list. I did. It is so "GOD" when you see, feel and hear about what the Lord is doing in our midst.

For support, referrals, and donations you may contact Tessa Treu at tessatreu@yourinsideout.net. Inside Out is a not for profit organization and is supported by Eye of the Storm Ministries, Inc. and Cinderella Released.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Three Friends - Fact, Faith & Feeling















Fact, Faith, and Feeling were walking on the fence together. Fact is God's Word, it says, nothing shall ever separate me from the love of God, my Faith accepts and receives this, and it makes me Feel good.

I am ok as long as I allow "Feeling" to follow "Faith and Fact".

Signs and wonders follow those that believe(have faith in) the fact (truth of God's words). If we are walking on the fence in this manner, we will be steadfast and feel good about our walk.

Picture this scenerio; The three (Fact - Faith - Feeling)turn around and began to follow Feeling . They all three fell off the fence! WHY? We can't follow feeling.

We must follow Fact based on Faith which will eventually produce the right Feeling...

Romans 8:35-39 (The Message)

31-39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.


Monday, May 18, 2009

The Coffee Cup

Dear Seed Sower Deb,

You asked about my dad. This morning I'm home with him. His heart is getting weaker and weaker but he is still able to crack a joke.

I always make coffee when he stays home and this morning I took him another cup. Usually I take him a small delicate cup, but this one was heavier. He needs the exercise! Of course he lays down and drinks his coffee because he is weak. I poured him a refill and he said, "This is the height of laziness." He meant, laying in bed drinking coffee.

He keeps asking me if his brain is ok? He's worried about becoming demented. I assure him he's still all there. This has been a serious learning experience being at home with my dad who is 87. I've learned a lot.

He is always thankful for every little thing and rarely complains. One thing I've noticed is that he is able to discern whenever he is anxious about something. He knows and understands whether or not something is a matter that you should get upset about. He says, "my nerves are bad, I get upset over something I shouldn't get upset over."

This reminded me of Phil 4:6 "Be careful (anxious)for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

For those of you out there with older parents...appreciate their wisdom....and love their life....that all may go well with you and you will live a long life. Cinderella Released...from ashes to beauty. cinderella.eyeofthestorm@gmail.com

Flowers By Steps

Cinderella Released, Below is today's reading from Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest. I thought of you (and me too) when I read this.

I, like you, want to do for God. Do this, do that, do something. But, here I am at home with Jordan... Reading this, my heart burst with joy.... what better place to be... here... able to minister to my little boy, focus on the Creator of the universe, in His Word, pray, sing songs of praise... concentrating on Him only to grow spiritually as the lillies. I am going to buy and plant some flowers at my back door steps... this is one thing I can do and concentrate on my creator at the same time. When I come in and go out, I will be reminded of how the God of all creation cares and loves me (and you). The second italicized portion below reminds me of you - you have always been a faithful woman of God, like the stars at night there each night shining out, consistent as a friend, a mother, a daughter. Shine on. Take care my friend. See you soon. Love, deb


"Behold the fowls of the air." . . . "Consider the lilies of the field." Matthew 6:26, 28
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars and the moon - all these are, and what a ministration they exert. So often we mar God's designed influence through us by our self-conscious effort to be consistent and useful. Jesus says that there is only one way to develop spiritually, and that is by concentration on God. "Do not bother about being of use to others; believe on Me" - pay attention to the Source, and out of you will flow rivers of living water. We cannot get at the springs of our natural life by common sense, and Jesus is teaching that growth in spiritual life does not depend on our watching it, but on concentration on our Father in heaven. Our heavenly Father knows the circumstances we are in, and if we keep concentrated on Him we will grow spiritually as the lilies.

The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the field, perfectly simply and unaffectedly. Those are the lives that mold us.

If you want to be of use to God, get rightly related to Jesus Christ and He will make you of use unconsciously every minute you live.



--
From Debby, living by the Grace of God. How can a seed grow unless it is first planted? visit Seed Sower site: http://seedsowersseries.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Princess I Will Protect You

MY PRINCESS…
I WILL PROTECT YOU


I am your shield of protection. Many times you wonder where I am in the midst of the battle that rages around you. You feel abandoned on the battlefield. Don’t be afraid and don’t lose faith. I am here, and I am always victorious. I will protect you, but you must trust Me. Sometimes I will lead you to shelter for safety and restoration. Other times I will ask you to join Me on the front line in the heat of the battle.

The truth is, I can kill any giant that threatens your life, but, just like David the shepherd boy, it’s up to you to march forward, pick up the stones, and face your giant. I love to prove My strength when the odds are the greatest and hope is the smallest. I am truly your shelter and your deliverer – I will protect you no matter where you are.

Love,
Your King and your Protector

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” ~ Psa. 32:7

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cinderella Tours and other Noteworthy Places



Check out Break Away Moments for great trips to the Carribean.

Free The Slaves International Awareness Day

Free at Last
How Christians worldwide are sabotaging the modern slave trade.
Deann Alford | posted 2/21/2007 08:51AM

Seven years ago, Sandy Shepherd got an unexpected phone call as she headed to her daughter's high school musical rehearsal. A mother of three, living in affluent Colleyville near Fort Worth, she was already beginning to imagine life as an empty nester. She wasn't thinking about changing the world.

On the line was Deacon Neel Choate from her church, First Baptist. He told her that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) had just picked up seven Zambian boys—all part of a touring choir they both knew. First Baptist had hosted the choir previously. Choate said the boys needed a place to stay or they would spend the night in jail.

Could she house all seven overnight?

Shepherd took a deep breath. For two years, Shepherd had passionately supported this choir, utterly unaware that she and her church were being duped.

A Baptist missionary, Keith Grimes, had recruited the boys to tour America with his ministry, TTT: Partners in Education. Grimes had made big promises to the boys and their families. He had inspired them with talk of salaries, an American education, and stipends for families back in Zambia. Grimes had also claimed the tour would raise money for Kalingalinga, the grindingly poor shantytown that provided its fresh-faced sons for these tours 6,000 miles from their homes.

For the rest of this article

Raising Awareness for Free the Slaves Organization

Help stamp out slavery in our lifetime!

Visit: Free The Slaves Organization

We had many respond to the Free The Slaves International Awareness Day, March 27th.

One blog created by Marj McCabe Visit her blog: http://survivorscanthrive.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-slaves.html

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Abuse Leaves Its Mark on the Brain

Abuse Leaves Its Mark on the Brain

By Constance Holden
ScienceNOW Daily News
23 February 2009

Child abuse doesn't just cause emotional problems; it also causes long-lasting changes the brain. A new study shows that in men who were abused as children, a gene involved in stress control is affected even decades later, following a pattern also seen in stressed baby rats.

Rat studies have revealed that maternal neglect alters the workings of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, a system that secretes particular hormones in response to stress (ScienceNOW, 2 August 2004). In the abused animals, the regulatory region of a gene for the glucocorticoid receptor, responsible for damping down the HPA response, doesn't do its job properly. As a result, the animals experience chronically higher stress levels.

Now, researchers have identified the same phenomenon in human brains. Neuroscientist Michael Meaney and colleagues at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, compared postmortem brains of 12 men who had been abused as children and had committed suicide with those of two age-matched groups: nonabused men who had also killed themselves, and nonabused men who had died suddenly from other causes.

The researchers extracted DNA from the hippocampus, a brain area where the gene is active. They found that the abused men showed the same changes as the abused rats: increases in methylation at a site in the promoter of the gene, which made it less capable of modifying the stress response. The change was not seen in the two other groups.

"This is a beautiful study," says neuroscientist Eric Nestler of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. It supports the idea that epigenetic changes--that is, events that affect gene expression but not the DNA sequences of the genes themselves--in specific nervous system genes "may be an important mechanism by which environmental exposures cause long-lasting behavior change."

Over the past decade, evidence has been accumulating that "abused individuals are less healthy in adulthood," Meaney says. They suffer not just from mental illness but also from obesity, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders. This research, he says, may be a first step in finding out why.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mothers - Count Your Blessings



Having four sons, this video really touched my heart with the love of Christ and how there are so many Christians in the world making a difference for him.

Friday, February 20, 2009

If you stand by God, He'll stand by you!


The February issue from David Wilkerson this month talks about what it means to live by faith. Hard times are upon many here in America. Some of you are there, I know I am. He also talks about the prophet Habakkuk and how it
(Habakkuk 2:4) is the first mention of the concept of living by faith. Later, in the New Testament, the apostle Paul invokes the phrase three times. And today Habakkuk 2:4 remains one of the most preached texts in all of Scripture. It has formed the basis of many church doctrines.

The article goes on to talk about the historical context of the passage, and how it was a word to Israel how they were to live in the days of coming crisis.

If you haven't read the newspapers, watched TV lately, you might not be concerned, however after much discussion with my 86 year old father, who has lived through a lot, I am convinced we are living in the last days talked about in God's Word.

I am and have been grieved in my spirit for a while, just as Habakkuk was grieved deeply by everything God showed him. Several years ago, I gave up listenting to TV, reading financial articles, participating in political discussions because it grieved me more, and so I eventually I think I took a very passive attitude. Over the past two years, I have been fighting a mental, physical, financial and spiritual battle, and the Lord has in my quiet time been speaking to me to arise and become active again. His Spirit is calling me to arise to attention and to the hour in which we are living.

In days past I would be on the streets, proclaiming repentance, and I believe there was a time for that for me, and I would gladly do it again, if the Lord tells me to. I have also been through seasons of deep travail, intercession, weeping and wailing for my family members, our country, it's leaders, the sins that were overtaking the world. I am thankful there are many people praying for our loved ones, our nation and our world. There is hope for the lost.

God has been restoring my physical health, restoring my mental courage, restoring my spiritual faith, and restoring the joy of the Lord to my soul. We will need to be "JOYFUL" givers in the days ahead and living in a place of faith and courage in order to help others stay strong in the Lord.

I'm not quite certain where God is calling me to be "stationed" but wherever and with whomever, I know the hour is drawing closer.

This past week there were 4 home invasions, near me and my family, one girl was raped, while their houses were plundered. A bank was robbed across the street from one of the police stations, another child was abducted from the area near us and the police have no leads. There were 44 sex offenders in a very small radius.

This type of violence and lack of protection had fallen on Israel. Instead of telling Habakkuk He was going to stop the evil doer, God warned Habakkuk, that more war, famine and desolation was coming. Habakkuk says,
When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice of rotteness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble (he wanted to die): when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.
(3:16)

I belive the only answer to the days ahead is to keep our eyes firmly planted on the Lord, the author and finisher of our faiht. We must set our hearts to wait on God, for a word.
I will stand on my guard post, and station myself on the rampart: I will keep watch to see what he will speak to me, how I may reply when I am reproved
(2:1, my italics)

Wilkerson goes on to explain in his newsletter, "Then the incredible word received by Habukkuk was meant not only for his day but this generation." "At the end it shall speak" "By faith" is the only way God's people are ever able to face a calamity or affliction." Wilkerson makes a very bold statement, backed by scripture "To live by one's faith is to see God's hand and his holiness in all calamities and shaking: The Lord is known by the jugment which he executeth" (Psalm 9:16) "When thy hand is lifted up, (the wicked) will not see" (Isaiah 26:11)

The world is not seeing God's chastening coming, but it is already happening. If we are to live by faith, we must have a reverential fear of God's power.
These are two sides of God's nature - righteous judgment and merciful love - require we live by faith
, says Wilkerson.

We must however, not fear for the future of God's church in calmaitous times. The Bible tells us "In the latter times some shall depart from the faith" (I Timothy 4:1) In perilous times such as ours, leaders will arise "having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof" (2 Timothy 3:5).

Wilkerson and I go on to say, there is no promise that we won't suffer, lose our property, our loved ones, even our lives in the days ahead. Multitudes are on the edge of making choices to break the law in order to feed their families.

I had a very scary dream the other night, and the choice was before me, but God showed me that if I would stand by Him, He would stand by me.I Peter 1:3-9 promises us

"According to his abundant mercy (he) hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your faith being much more precious than of god that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory; receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."
Cinderella Released, from ashes to beauty

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blessing in the Coming Storm

Please click here to download a blessing for the coming storm.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Modern Slaves - Over 27 Million of Them

Cinderella Released met Dr. Bales at the International Book Club, January 16th at Seminole Community College where he educated the group on what slavery is and what it is not. He described slavery as a human being that is being controlled by violence or threat, working without payment, and being economically exploited. A slave can’t walk away from his/her life without making the choice he would rather starve than be a slave. Slavery only exists because of human greed. He explained why the supply and demand of slaves and human trafficking had risen so dramatically over the past 50 years. He explained, “It is due to wars, conflicts, globalization, global warming, but particularly, kleptocracies.” These are governments that extends the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) at the expense of the population.

The book being reviewed by the school's international book club is titled Ending Slavery, Author, Kevin Bales

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Spiritual Warfare – Over Our Souls

This is a drama scene from GODTV….

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

King of Creation

King of Creation

I am His Queen - The King of Creation kisses me full on my mouth with His passionate love.

It's better than wine, and is worth more than oil.
When He says my name - Creation stops to see....
if I will run into His arms.

Though others scoff me loving the King of Creation, I adore Him.
He ordained me to plant His fields,
to be darkened by the rays of His SON,
to watch over the flocks of the earth.
They are in my tender loving care.

Though I seek Him and sometimes grow weary awaiting His coming,
He desires me to make myself ready for His appearing.

Though He tarry, I must not wane,
in preparing myself to meet Him.

He will come -- "Suddenly" to get me.
He loves me, he'll never leave me alone or forsake me.
I'm His beloved and He is mine.
He is the King of Creation and I am His Queen.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

“So What About Tomorrow”

"So What About Tomorrow" was co-written by Seedsower Deb and Marlene Hoenig.

Today, I shall not worry about tomorrow,
As it is not promised to me.

God's Grace is sufficient for today,
And no Grace is set aside,
from which I can borrow.

He asks that, with thanksgiving, I be anxious for nothing.
But I watch and I pray.

"No, we aren't promised tomorrow,
But know that we are loved TODAY and forever,
in spite of what this world throws our way."
1

His peace, all understanding passes,
Keeps my mind on Him,
And my heart in certain array.

For as today is,
So shall my strength be.
And I know for sure,
He will supply my need.



1. quote pulled from writings of Marlene Hoenig, Director of Eye of the Storm Ministries

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Word for 2009 Metamorphasis

The first two Cinderella Released Joy Recovery Groups have been so inspiring. Many of the women who are coming say they can already feel a definate change in their "joy level" even though they can't say specifically what has transformed them other than God is doing miracles, signs and wonders in our hearts and minds. We are laughing, crying and doing lot's of brain retraining. For more information please feel free to contact us about starting a group in your area soon!

These are trying times and the "Joy of the Lord is and will continue to be our strength."

For Information about ministering at your group, church or retreat please click here:

Jesus is Walking Through The Storm to Get to Your Boat

Eye of the Storm

Though the storm has hit and there is no fish in the net
I see a new light break forth toward the far off dawn only because...

I've still got Jesus,
No matter how dark it gets.
I've still got Jesus,
to fill all my nets.
I've still got Jesus,
He's right by my side.
I've still got Jesus,
to bear with me the ride.

I've still got Jesus,
though all others fail,
I've still got Jesus,
He'll always set my sail.


I've still got Jesus,
when fear and doubt arrive.
I've still got Jesus,
To rebuke an unfriendly tide.

I've still got Jesus,
when the darkness comes.
I've still got Jesus,
He's my morning sun.

I've still got Jesus,
The Captain of my seas,
Who calms the waters,
My Compass Guide is He.

When the other lifeboats,
have come and gone,
I'll walk on water,
Jesus by my side.....

He is the dawning of the far off sun,
Only he's right with me,
saying, "Go fish some more,
your nets are full!"

Cinderella Released

God Allows U Turns

Allison Bottke

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Anna Principle "...serves God with fastings and prayers day and night."

Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a “prophetess”, the daughter of Phanuel , of the tribe of Aser. She was of great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;

Prophetess - As a “prophetess” Anna, was a “forseer” or one whom the Lord showed things that were coming ahead. She was “inspired by God”. In order to see what was ahead, she must first had to be a “hearer” of the words of God and have an intimate relationship with Him.



Face of God -Anna was the daughter of Phanuel which means face of God. As a daughter, Anna was covered by her father Phanuel. He took responsibility for her. I believe this scripture is showing that God’s face was upon Anna. His eyes, ears, mouth, nose were covering her. His face or presence was covering, leading and guiding her at all times. As a leader and representative of Christ we need to seek the “face of God” spending time alone in his presence walking only by His direction and guidance. As ministers of God’s word we should only speak what Christ tells us to speak, guarding our words carefully so when others look into our face they see and hear Jesus.


Happy - The tribe of Aser (name means happy) might suggest that this tribe was glad and grateful to serve the Lord. When a person is happy they are usually content. Everything above that is an extra blessing. Anna was happy to serve and give up the material things life offered for a life of service in the temple.


Lived - She had lived seven years with her husband ( Luk 2:36 ), and been a widow eighty-four years; so that if she married at the earliest marriageable age, twelve years, she could not at this time be less than a hundred three years old. Lived in this scripture also might indicate that Anna, although she was widowed early in her life, once she had married, she matured quickly having learned the things God intended for her to learn through her brief marriage. Now she was “suddenly” ready for God’s divine call to help her step into her destiny. The Lord allowed her to marry but then called her into the “priesthood”  which consisted of taking care of the temple by fasting and praying. The Lord gave her insight, wisdom and the ability to see face of God. She had a “happy” and grateful spirit even though she was only married for a short time. There is no doubt that after serving for 84 years in the temple she spent much time by herself alone with God.


Luke 2:38
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that 2looked for redemption (ransoming) in Jerusalem.

Coming in
--"presenting herself." She had been there already but now is found "standing by," as Simeon's testimony to the blessed Babe died away, ready to take it up "in turn" (as the word rendered "likewise" here means).

Spake of him to all them -- the sense is, "to all them in Jerusalem that were looking for redemption"--saying in effect, In that Babe are wrapped up all your expectations. If this was at the hour of prayer, when numbers flocked to the temple, it would account for her having such an audience as the words imply [ALFORD].

This was Anna’s greatest moment. The moment she had waited. The ultimate proof of the prophecy she had spoke of so many times. Don’t you imagine that after eighty-four years of serving in the temple, fasting, praying and hearing the voice of the Lord, speaking out the promise, that some might have thought her mad? I can just see her holding up the baby Jesus praying out loud and proclaiming what He was about to do. I can see her presenting Him to the others in the temple, hearing her proclamation and beholding the beauty of His Holiness. Don’t you know the Word of God was flowing in the temple that day? I can’t imagine anyone could hold Anna back from shouting and declaring: Y’shua (Salvation) El Elyon (Most High), Kadosh (Holy One), Gaol(Redeemer), Shaphat (Judge) and Palet (Delverer) YOU ARE HERE!

Waiting

Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Waiting, 2006, acrylic paint on paper (21 x 29,7 cm.)

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 The Hebrew word for waiting in the above passage is chakah {khaw-kaw} which means to wait, wait for, await, tarry, to wait (in ambush) or to long for.



He told them God, who had existed long before their ears could hear or their eyes could see would once again act in Israel’s behalf. They just had to “wait” for and “long for” Him. Isaiah had this revelation knowledge and understanding of God’s love for His people and that He could and would provide whatever they needed, provided there was a “father-child” relationship.

“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy strength and power.” God’s strength and power is revealed by and through His creation. All of creation sees the miraculous creative power and strength of God. What other God has ever been able to do what our God has done?


From one of the inner walls of Fort Santiago remains this lonely protrution a silent witness to one of the most historicals sites of the Philippines. José Rizal, the country's national hero, was imprisoned here before his execution in 1896, and the site features, embedded onto the ground, his final footsteps representing the walk from his cell, to the location of the actual execution.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. Romans 8:18-24

Father Can You Hear Me?

Cinderella Released

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

King of Creation

I am His Queen - The King of Creation kisses me full on my mouth with His passionate love.

It's better than wine, and is worth more than oil.
When He says my name - Creation stops to see....
if I will run into His arms.

Though others scoff me loving the King of Creation, I adore Him.
He ordained me to plant His fields,
to be darkened by the rays of His SON,
to watch over the flocks of the earth.
They are in my tender loving care.

Though I seek Him and sometimes grow weary awaiting His coming,
He desires me to make myself ready for His appearing.

Though He tarry, I must not wane,
in preparing myself to meet Him.

He will come -- "Suddenly" to get me.
He loves me, he'll never leave me alone or forsake me.
I'm His beloved and He is mine.
He's the Rose of Sharon and I'm His Rose of Cinderella.