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Monday, December 30, 2013

BROKENESS :HEBREWS FOR CHRISTIANS

Brokenness distills the intentions of the heart by helping us to be more honest with ourselves. We begin to realize that we are more vulnerable than at first we thought; that our faith is not as strong as we imagined, and that our motives are often mixed and unconscious. Illusions are striped away; idols crumble; deeper levels of selfishness are uncovered; the gap between our words and our deeds is exposed... It is one thing, after all, to intellectually think about faith or to idealize spirituality, but it is quite another to walk out faith in darkness. Yet it is only there, in the rawness of heart, that we discover what we really believe and how our faith makes traction with reality... Take hope, struggling friend. It is surely the will of God to find strength in weaknesses and comfort in affliction. As it says in our Scriptures, God is "the Father of Mercies and God of all comfort" (אַב הָרַחֲמִים וֵאלהֵי כָּל־נֶחָמָה), and the Lord "comforts us" (lit., "calls us to His side," παρακαλέω) in our afflictions so that we may be able to comfort those who are afflicted with the same comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God (2 Cor. 1:3-4).
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(P) Talk to The One Who Cares

Sunday, December 29, 2013

(P) FAITH IS MORE+

FIGHT NEGATIVITY!!

"We must stop operating in immature things like being offended and holding grudges. It's childish. It's time to rise above that kind of stuff. It's time to rise above a poor self image. People who have said humiliating things to you are not responsible for your poor self image; you are, because you are still believing it, and that's not the truth of what Jesus sees in you. It's time to make war on negativity and bring it into subjection in Jesus. Negativity a stronghold that needs to be pulled down!"

     From OVERCOMING NEGATIVITY THROUGH REST

NO FEAR!!!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Great In Us" - ELEVATION WORSHIP

"God Be Praised" - ELEVATION WORSHIP

Overcoming 60 Years of Stinkin' Thinkin'

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When I was young, I learned how to hide who I was to survive in a seriously disfunctional family. I was a master of masks, able to fit in with ANYONE. It is strange how people rarely see anything but what is presented to them. As a result, it took over 50 years to figure out who I am. 

I learned how to survive single parenthood with four children, two of whom were mentally retarded, in deepest poverty, by finding Erma Bombeck. She said she met a woman in prison who would not have ended there for what she did to her kids, if she only knew it was okay to laugh. I learned to laugh to the point of tears, when tears made more sense. I also learned to stop and listen, and find something good to offset the bad. 

I survived my childrens' antics by listening to Bill Cosby, and roaring with laughter because it was so true. I learned that I wasn't alone, that others went through this, not just me, and we can all get past raising kids and remain sane. I survived crippling depression by finding a soul like my own, who to this day helps me get through the dark times, and I hope I help her to survive although she does try to make her pain stop every now and again. She is still here, and I thank God that such a kind, loving soul is still with us. I survived learning that just because others valued me for fitting into their pre-determined mold of what a good woman was, and how a perfect house, perfect church attendance, and always saying just the right thing led to acceptance, that God accepted me for trying, not just succeeding. 

And, thanks to my married daughter, several years ago I found FlyLady. I am only fluttering, but I am finding the person I want to love that I lost so long ago. I am currently applying the 15 minute approach to the mess that is my house, the decluttering of my life by a yard sale(followed by a truck from the thrift shop to take away everything left to bless someone else) and the realization that my home, my work, my life situation isn't ME, it is just life, a mess, and work. 
I have stopped apologizing because it isn't necessary........(read the last of article @ link)

Friday, December 27, 2013

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Book Review: PROTOTYPE

              http://prototypethebook.com/ 
BOOK                                           SMALL GROUP DVD
This book invites you to toss away every preconceived idea of what it is to follow after Jesus.  We've often heard that  our identity is in Christ but this author beckons you into thinking even more deeply about what that really means.  Not what your church thinks or has described it to be or even the beginning level of what you think that means.  There is freedom in knowing you are beloved just for being His.  Goes way beyond the works mentality that we think we are so free of. 

I really feel in love with this book incredibly early.  It was like sitting down with a friend and having a conversation,looking at things in a new way.  I usually don't enjoy reading the forwards and recommendations by other authors/ministers/friends all that much BUT I absolutely loved the forward by Steven Furtick.  His words just began to draw me in and Jonathan's words did the rest.  From the very first chapter I promptly fell in love with it; that would be the chapter titled "Identity".  In fact that chapter made me cry; because of changes in my life right now, I really needed to hear what he was saying. One of my favorite quotes was by  Soren Kierkegaard, " The most common form of despair is not being who you are".  Another thing that caught my attention was the way the author defined evangelism.  It was something that resounded inside of me versus some of the other "styles" that just didn't seem to work for me.  
Just to let you know, the DVD was just as good as the Book.   I was relieved about that because sometimes I've liked the book and not liked the DVD as much or vice versa.  



Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a FREE copy of this Book and DVD for my honest review of it.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

(P) LEADING BY THE SPIRIT OF God



THIS IS SUCH A NOW WORD FOR ME RIGHT NOW!!!


MIDNIGHT WATCH
prophetic word: Have the courage to be different! Be true to what resonates in your spirit. Don't let others stifle or edit the song you must sing. 

FOR THERE ARE MANY VOICES CONTENDING IN YOUR EAR TO GO THIS WAY OR GO THAT WAY BUT I THE SOVEREIGN LORD HAVE A PATH I WILL REVEAL BEFORE MY FACE….WHEN YOUR STEPS ARE ORDERED BEFORE ME IT WILL BECOME A CLEAR PICTURE TO YOU. 

WHISPERING SPIRITS WOULD SEEK TO SOW DISCORD BUT I AM BRINGING MY PEOPLE INTO ALIGNMENT AND YOU HAVE POWER TO SILENCE THE JEALOUS words of others WITH YOUR PRAYERS.

IN THE PAST YOUR WERE SURPRISED AT WHO DID NOT STAY…BUT NOW YOU WILL BE ASTONISHED AT WHO SHOWS UP TO TAKE THEIR PLACE. YOUR AFFECTIONS AND AFFILIATIONS MAY BE IN MULTIPLE STREAMS, BUT THOSE THAT ARE ORDAINED FOR YOU IN THIS SEASON WILL BE ONES THAT ACCEPT YOU FOR YOU ARE AND CHALLENGE YOU TO STEP UP INTO THE FULL STATURE OF ONE WHO DELIVERS RESULTS. Embrace new responsibilities.

"If you want to lead the orchestra, you have to turn your back on the crowd." It takes courage to believe in your music, the symphony you hear, and to be faithful to write it out accurately so that others can hear it also.

When you are true to the thing that you alone were created to do, you tap into an inner strength, a "gut certainty" that you are doing the right thing, even when nobody around you fully understands. This "state" of being is the most powerful in the world. It is an aspect of God Speaking out through the design you are exhibiting.

Remember this - YOU ARE DESIGNED FOR PURPOSE AND DRIVEN BY PASSION.

If driven by purpose without passion you're work is mediocre- never the best. If driven by passion without purpose, you're a hedonist. if driven by both…you are a disruptive force in a universe waiting to work with you.

STEVE JOBS - on Design

Steve lamented that in most peoples vocabularies "design" means veneer. "It's a word used for interior decorating"…the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. "But to me," Jobs said, "nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service."

Steve said, "To design something you really have to get it! Be passionately committed to thoroughly understand something. The design of the Mac was not in how it looked…it was how it worked."

Whenever you tap into the real you.

FEELING ALONE?

Isolation is a process that is often needed for this "definition" to happen. You can feel this isolation even when surrounded by people.

Jesus likened a mans life to a house, subject to winds and rain and floods. The house needs to be laid on a rock foundation. Jesus used the words "dig deep." Most of us stop before we hear the shovel go "dink."

When you hit the rock you know and feel "this is me" this is what i am supposed to do with the rest of my life. I honestly wonder if three angels are not being released right now to the front lines army ….these angelic companions are:
1.) courage
2.) authenticity
3.) breakthrough

These three free you to express what you alone are capable of expressing.

Be free from the opinions of others while you are in this transition. The delivery room is ugly - but the baby is beautiful. Turn your back on the unresolved problems of the past. The music you are bout to conduct will change everything in your future.

Lance


Lance Wallnau (Facebook)

(P) HOLY SPIRIT EARS


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(P) God Amazes me with His Blessings Always Flowing!



(P)New Definition of : UNITY

"Religion calls uniformity unity.

In the kingdom unity requires diversity.

 In united diversity we find

 complimentary strength, 

and the unusual ability to excel in creativity."


 Bill Johnson

I REALLY LIKE THIS TITLE.  ALOT!!    



(P)How are You acting as You are Waiting on God?

(P) Holy Spirit is More & More


I Love HOLY BIBLE

Friday, December 20, 2013

(P) Succeed Anyway!


Dani Johnson

(P) Holy Spirit Guidance

The Holy Spirit is your guide.

 But if you never acknowledge Him as that,

or you deny Him that position in your life, 

you restrict His ability to guide you.

 He will never barge in and break down a wall to force you to follow Him. 

The Holy Spirit only takes control when you invite Him and trust Him enough to allow Him to be in control.

Stormie Omartian - Nashville, TN https://www.facebook.com/stormieomartianofficial

Thursday, December 19, 2013

(P) See It for What it is!!

"Our circumstances are not the problem.

 Our perception of our circumstances is the problem. 

We think of situations only 

in the context of the difficulties they contain. 

God sees them in the context

 on the provisions He has made available."

From RADICAL PERCEPTIONS

Rescued kitten ferrets = An unlikely love story | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Rescued kitten ferrets = An unlikely love story | MNN - Mother Nature Network


Ned the kitten with ferrets



kitten and ferrets nap together 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Decluttering Really Does Bless Others

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Give Freely   

FlyLady here: You are really embracing what FLYing means. Especially during this Holiday Season. When we hold onto things that don't bring us joy it does nothing but make us unhappy. When we bless others with the things that cause us sadness and then watch how incredibly happy it makes them we are filled with awe and joy! You are such a wonderful friend and blessing to her!


I refuse to hold onto anything (even if it sentimental) if it doesn't bring me joy. I don't do anything that doesn't bring me joy anymore. We all deserve peace and joy. What a wonderful time of the year to bless others with gifts that bring them joy. The more you give the more you receive. I'm am so very proud of you! Thank you so much for sharing!  I love you and I am so proud of you! 

GO TO THE LINK ABOVE TO SEE THE LETTER THAT TRIGGERED THIS ANSWER!!

Barbie Breathitt: God Wants to Open Our Eyes to See So that We Can Know Him in a New Way

Barbie Breathitt: God Wants to Open Our Eyes to See So that We Can Know Him in a New Way
Barbie BreathittWhat is the form of glory that God will take during our day and time? Each new move of God is known for its uniqueness. We read about the God of the Bible. We know how He appeared in the different moves of the past. But how will He appear in our time? What are the different ways He can come? Are there ways that we have not seen or experienced yet? Will we accept the new move of God or judge it? Will we discern it by the Spirit?

Spiritual sight The scales that can blind our natural sight must be removed. Our spiritual sight must be healed so we can gaze past our own carnal understanding into the infinite dimensions of Christ. Spiritual sight will allow us to obtain the light of revelation.
Barbie L. Breathitt Ph.D.
Breath of the Spirit Ministries

Email: Barbie@BreathOfTheSpiritMinistries.com
Website: BreathOfTheSpiritMinistries.com
Barbie Breathitt is the author of Dream EncountersSeeing Your Destiny From God's Perspective, and her new book Gateway to the Seer Realm: Look Again to See Beyond the Natural. She is an ordained minister, dedicated educator, and respected teacher of the supernatural manifestations of God. Barbie's dynamic teaching skills, intelligence, and quick wit keep her a favorite with audiences everywhere. Barbie has become a recognized leader in dream interpretation, traveling to more than forty nations. Her prophetic gifting and deep spiritual insight have helped thousands of people understand the supernatural ways God speaks to us today.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

(P)My Relationship with God

The Impossible Realm- Bill Winston

God


is taking you 


past what's possible 


into the impossible  !!!   Bill Winston Ministries





!!!(P) REMEMBER You're FREE



It doesn't mean that you don't love or forgive the person; 
you just don't allow
the unlawful control
of who God has made you to be or your purpose. 
What you were born to accomplish!  
Don't allow yourself to be consumed, 
Jesus has made you free if you are His.

Galatians 5:1

New International Version (NIV)

Freedom in Christ

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm,then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

King James Version (KJV)
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:1

Amplified Bible (AMP)
In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].
The above scriptures and more versions can be found @   http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians+5%3A1&version=AMP

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Colin Brown: “Rebooting" the Church: Changing Times and Changing Seasons

Colin Brown: “Rebooting" the Church: Changing Times and Changing Seasons

.New lens
The year 2014 will be extraordinary in the greater clarity with which we will see. It is already coming upon us! Just as the light of the dawning of a new day precedes the source of its light, giving us the ability to see what we had not seen near so well previously.
Love, freedom, and graceElijahList

Colin Brown
Grace Church | Iron Sharpens Iron | Kingdom's Call

Email: ctmbrown@bigpond.com
Website: outsidethecamp.com.au
Colin Brown is an Australian who has served and ministered across the Church since 1996. He is the author of the recently published book "Outside The Camp - The Wisdom, Humility, and Power of the Church". Colin established and oversees Grace Church in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Iron Sharpens Iron (a gathering of men over a meal to sharpen, strengthen and encourage one another), and Kingdom's Call (a prophetic gathering of Believers from across the Church). He is married to Tina Maree, and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Jell-O Pinwheels

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Prophetic.TV - James Goll Interview

Prophetic.TV - James Goll Interview

December 2013 Video Teaching of the Month
By James Goll

Bill Yount: Holy Spirit is Highlighting the Importance of Praying for One Another: Honoring Our Stretcher Bearers and Prayer Warriors

Bill Yount: Holy Spirit is Highlighting the Importance of Praying for One Another: Honoring Our Stretcher Bearers and Prayer Warriors

Stretcher bearers and prayer warriors

God's Arrow of LoveGod's Arrow of Love
A few weeks ago, your prayers created an open portal over the state of Indiana when I ministered there. On Friday afternoon before the last evening meeting, I heard the Father singing over the state: "Angel, draw back your bow and let your arrow go, straight to My lover's heart for Me, for Me." I then saw an arrow shot out of the heavens. It was an arrow of the Father's love piercing the heart of Indiana. The Father said, "I am going to take away the heart of stone out of Indiana and give her a heart of flesh and a heart after Me." I sang this as a prophetic song over the State at the beginning of the meeting.
Several days later, I received this email and photograph from a brother named Gary:
"En route to your meeting on Friday evening from the Indianapolis, Indiana area we captured this photo of an open portal with an arrow piercing through it! Thought you needed to know!"
Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministries

Email: theshofarhasblown@juno.com
Website: billyount.com


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(P) Poisonous People


So sad but true.  
I've seen in played out in many of my friends,
 the hurt that it has brought.
The Pure betrayal.  
Most have not become bitter,
but they are still trying to let God heal the damage. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Natural Thyroid Choices



Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew is one of the most damaging drinks to the body in my opinion. Everything from high sugar levels to caffeine to preservatives and brominated vegetable oil make it a health zapping product. There is also some controversy regarding the safety of the sodium benzoate. 

PepsiCo lists their ingredients in Mt Dew as:

Carbonated water 
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) 
Concentrated orange juice and other natural flavors 
Citric acid 
Sodium benzoate (preserves freshness) 
Caffeine (55.2 mg per 12 oz.) 
Sodium citrate 
Gum arabic 
Erythorbic acid (preserves freshness) 
Calcium disodium EDTA (to protect flavor) 
Brominated vegetable oil 
Yellow 5 

High Fructose Corn Syrup(HFCS) - The majority of HFCS is made from genetically engineered corn.  This is a corn syrup that has undergone an enzymatic process to increase its fructose level. Then it is mixed with pure corn syrup (100% glucose) to arrive at its final form. High fructose corn syrup can be manipulated to contain equal amounts of fructose and glucose, or up to 80 percent fructose and 20 percent glucose. Thus, with almost twice the fructose, HFCS delivers double the risk compared to sugar.

Ingestion of fructose increases uric acid levels. Increases in uric acid levels 
have been linked to heart disease. It also raises levels of lactic acid. Very high levels in the body can be serious or even life-threatening. 

A high sucrose diet may alter intracellular metabolism. This will accelerate 
aging because of the oxidative damage it produces. Scientists have found that rats given fructose had changes in the collagen of their skin. [1]

Fructose is metabolized by the liver so the pancreas does not produce the 
normal amount of insulin. The fructose more readily converts to fat than other sugars which may be the reason why we are seeing an increase in obesity. If you check the labels of most products you will be shocked to see most contain high fructose corn syrup.  Fructose raises triglyceride levels significantly. 

It has damaging effects when the person is copper deficient because it inhibits copper metabolism which can be accompanied by a wide variety of issues like anemia, connective tissue issues, heart attacks, high cholesterol and an inability to control blood sugar. Low levels of copper have also been linked to thyroid disorders.

These are the Nutritional Facts for a can of Mt Dew. Notice the number of 
grams of sugar. If you would like to know how many teaspoons this equates to take the number and divide it by 4. ( 46 / 4 = 11.5 teaspoons of sugar.) But keep in mind that this is not sugar - it is HFCS and that is almost twice the fructose of sugar. 

(P) It's About What you Allow

Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Review: Merlin's Blade

Merlin's Blade (Merlin Spiral Series #1)

Its all happening in 5th Century Britain, its just a small village but Big Evil is coming and its totally ruthless.  The old time religion of  the Druids is back and they have a new source of power. Its all contained in a special stone, a dragon stone who will enslave all if it can't be stopped.  Merlin and his fellow Christians are in for the fight of their lives.  A classic struggle between good and evil.

I really wished I could have liked this book more.  The language was kind of hard to get into, even with the glossary in the back.  I didn't really notice that till later.    When I read the first chapter, I almost couldn't go any further.  I laid it down for awhile and came back to it later.  Once I got into it deeper the story began to flow a bit better and was better. But in the end, I'm not really sure I understood a lot of it nor am I interested in reading any more.

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(P) Know Who to Listen To