Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Step Up to The Plate: Discern the Times



When we step up the plate, we are informing ourselves that we are ready to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.

Luke 12:54 (KJV) 

And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

 When clouds are seen rain is on the horizon, especially when they are dark and gloomy. 

 Some things are obvious such as clouds rolling in accompanied with thunder. You can safely say that rain is coming when this takes place. And having discernment is something many of us don't have. We need to discern the times we are in which is End Times

How long we've been in End Times, is hard to say.


'End Times' reveal what is ahead! 

As one lifts their Bible and begins reading it, they are acknowledging that there is something within that book that holds a splice of reality. They are acknowledging a higher power. After reading the Bible or at least a few of the books, so far, I have come to the determination that that book holds a lot of discernment and prophecies.

The Bible is just a really good read for me. I can get lost in the stories.


To discern the times, look around and see what's happening.

There are way too many things taking place in our world today that inform us that our way of life is changing, and it is changing rapidly!

We cannot dispute that the weather, people, and the entire world is moving at such a fast pace. It is making my head spin. Every day something new is coming to the forefront.


It's up to those who are Praying and reading God's Word to step up to the plate and do what we are supposed to do for God. Stop having fear, stop telling yourself that you're not worthy, and stop stopping helping others. We are called here to perform a huge accomplishment for God. 

Ever since I was a young child, I knew something huge was going to take place in my lifetime. I had dreams about it and I received visions about what the future held. Now that it is here, our ride is just beginning. I'm not going to live in fear any longer.

We are experiencing a Great Awakening!

I know Prayer matters. I also know that reading God's Word matters too.

 Gathering together God's children is what this Awakening is all about. We need to get together for God and help others get to know Him too. It's not about preaching. It's about doing the right thing. We are saving souls and nations for God. That is God's entire plan. 

Do we choose Good or do we choose Evil? 

It's about personal choice at this point!




Friday, June 15, 2018

Character & Integrity



Character: The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.

Integrity: The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

Having one or both these qualities uplifts us to a place of knowing what is right and what is wrong. Having good character informs those around us of our disposition in situations. Having integrity is being honest and forthright in all situations.  

When a person possesses both these, they have a high moral standard and that is rarely found in humans today.

  Character + Integrity = High Moral Values 


In certain circles, people actually appreciate character and integrity. When you find yourself in a circle where these two are not cherished...run as far and as fast as you can. I will only associate myself with moral character and high integrity in others. I cannot accept anything less. That less comes at a price such as lying, cheating, untrustworthy, & killjoys. 

Negative character traits are not my cup of tea.


Understand Who Your Friends Are! 

Embrace positive traits in others. For far too long, we have been embracing negative attributes which have led us down roads of indifference, sadness, and broken promises. When this occurs, we feel the need to cut friendships off and never go back again. That is a wise choice.
It's okay to say goodbye to those who don't meet our standards. We shouldn't expect any less from those around us. After all, we are the ones who have to live who we choose to be friends with. Family is not excluded in this either. Family lets us down more often than not if we really analyze them.

Family relations can be tricky.

What else can we say about family? They are unique individuals and many can be overbearing while others are very considerate of everyone around them. We all have our favorite aunts, uncles, cousins, and siblings. What matters most is how they treat you and how you treat them. Do they have a high moral compass? Why or why not? Family is usually the first to let us down, but take heart, there are many others out there that will bring you down too. 

The key is: Don't allow them to do it! 

 Whenever I run into a person with integrity that matches my own, I immediately feel it inside my soul. Those that have high moral standards are trustworthy, even though I don't know them very well.

 This is rare to find: A stranger you can trust. 

There are other people I come across that I know are good because of the way they associate themselves with others. They are courteous, nice, appreciative, and most of all, they have a high moral uprightness about them. 


When we associate with people who are not upright in anything but lies, it's time to re-evaluate our lives and where we are heading. Do you see yourself with a good heart? If you do, look around at those you are around and see who they have that quality too. If they don't fit the bill, it's time to move on and have coffee/tea with morally uplifting people.

The choice is yours!

  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Detach from Satan’s Frequency: Scramble the Frequencies of the Enemy!




The only way to get away from the evil frequencies is to detach from them. 
It's Mind Control! 
It's Faith Control! 

It's Evil!

We need to cancel every assignment the enemy has against us, bind all retaliation from the enemy and ask God to assist us at every turn.
God + Prayer + Repentance = FREEDOM

Freedom is what we all want. Freedom is what we all desire. We want the freedom to do what we want and when we want without the distraction of Satan's frequencies. Evil wants to stop us at every turn. Stop it first.

Disconnect from the news, disconnect from the computer that is playing Satan's frequencies.
When we let go of that line of communication, we can find better things to do with out time. God has a better frequency for us. God knows what is best for us. I pray and I read my Bible daily. That is how I disconnect from Satan's frequencies. Bible and Prayer take me to another place where I can find myself again without the distraction of what Satan is doing to me.

Prayers scramble the frequency of the enemy. 
This will halt its progression and will enable you to feel free from the enemy's stranglehold. Each day find something else to do that benefits you and your well-being.

 Walk the dog, play with the cat, clean your house, read a book, exercise, do whatever fills your soul with glee.



Ephesians 4:29 
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 
Speaking goodness is better than speaking evil.
Nothing good ever comes easy and I have discovered that one needs to do something every day in order to keep themselves sane, happy, and healthy. 
We cannot take life for granted and we cannot give up on our daily goals. 

Corruption is everywhere in today's world and it is up to us to find sanctuary in God's written word and prayer.
I believe our children are the most vulnerable and it's up to us to put the right materials into their hands and not video games that teach them to kill.
I made that mistake with my oldest. I should have put a Bible into his hands instead. I think he would have grown up differently. Yes, he is a kind person and wouldn't hurt another, but I could have made better choices as a parent.

Ensure you are not filling your soul with corrupt things. We all have choices to make, and for myself, I have chosen to fill myself with the goodness of God instead of the frequency of evil!





Friday, June 8, 2018

Let Go Of Anger


We Need To Let Go Of Anger...

There is no other way around it. 
We cannot hang onto it  forever. 
Hate has a way of eating us up on the inside and revealing to us its symptoms later. 
Hate is not what anyone should feel in their heart, mind, or soul. 
It's not what God wanted for us.

Anger is a way of showing we cannot stand something, someone, or any adverse position. It strangles the person and encourages more anger to grow. Once a person possesses anger, there is nothing more anyone can say to pull them out. The angry person has to see why they landed themselves into that harsh reality that is now their life.

When we are filled with anger, something inside of us moves upward and into our brains. It takes shape, then takes on a life of its own. They will never be swayed by how others are feeling around them. They cannot and will not see another person's point of view as long as they have anger on their mind. It's pointless and useless to attempt to talk someone out of how they are feeling unless... they don't have deep anger.

There are some people that really don't despise whatever it is they are angry with.

Anger = Cloudy Minds

They only way to clear that cloudy mind is to slip into a new emotion like joy or happiness.

  
Angry people take on other people's emotions. They decide to be mad about something indifferent than they believe. They unknowing become angry about such and such. Many don't get what they want. 


Change your perspective -- that is the only way to get over anger.
Whatever the issue is, there are too many people angry about something.The only way around all this is to look deep within and 'let the anger go'. In order to live a healthy, prosperous life, allow yourself to be free of the anger and you will finally be free!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

On Being Humble


We appreciate things more when we have to work for them.

 What if your parents bought you the car of your dreams? 
What if you bought the car for yourself?
Would you take care of it if you had to pay the insurance and the car payment?
Would you take care of it if it was just handed to you without paying anything?

Many people wouldn't take care of a vehicle that was given to them. A lot of young people have been given new cars and what does it look like in a week, a month, or in a year? Guaranteed, it looks like a group of pigs have been tracking through it with muddy feet, along with all of Noah's Ark's animals.

People seem to take care of what they have when they actually have to work for what they have. 

Hard Work + Perseverance + Positive Attitude = Humble Accomplishment 

 Knowing this, keeps a person humble. Without working for anything and given everything, that particular person will not be humble whatsoever. They believe they should be handed everything. We already have way too many people that demand things they are not willing to work for.

My first car was a 1991 Red Firebird. I had to sign the papers in order to buy it, come up with a down payment, promise that I would never miss a payment, and take care of it like it was my first baby. 

I treated my first car like it was my first baby.

I never took that car for granted. Every single week, I washed it, vacuumed the inside interior, and ensured it was absolutely spotless, inside and out. I was a bit anal back then. It was in great condition for many years to come. I was proud of it because I paid for it all by myself.
After saying all that, being humble comes with hard work, due diligence, determination, and self-satisfaction of a job well done. Who wouldn't want that for themselves? 
Hard work doesn't come with being given everything under the sun. Striving for what we want out of life and achieving it gains the feeling of humbleness. 

When we know we worked for everything we have with our blood, sweat, and tears, we finally come to a place of being humble and appreciative. This way of thinking promotes self-reliance and self-determination. All parents should desire those traits in all their children. It also promotes good, healthy citizens.

Being humble doesn't include ego, self-advertisement, showing off, self-promotion, or ungratefulness. It's about the satisfaction of a job well done throughout many years of hard work and knowing that being homeless is never the answer.

 I'm humble about everything I have because it can all be taken away in a matter of seconds. Some people have had everything taken away to fire, flood, other events, or even natural disasters. 

Always know... everything can be removed without careful consideration of what the future holds. 

Never take friends or family for granted. Every single thing in your life can disappear in the blink of an eye and has for many. Always remember this: Nothing is forever.

Stay humble my friends and never, ever take anything for granted.

I'm reminded of a dream recently about a pastor who carried himself as if he knew everything about the church and the Bible. I watched him in this dream and felt as if he didn't know everything, but he was showing off like he did. The reality is: No one knows everything about everything.


I've been working in the glass and screen business for over 16 years and I still don't know everything. I joke that I know nothing. 

Every occupation has its ups and downs and not one single person can know everything about what they do for a living. 

I believe once you think you know it all, you annoy those who know more than you.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Your Voice in Prayer

Many people pray.  

How many pray in silence and how many pray aloud?

For years, I would pray in silence and never aloud. I didn't want other people around me to hear my prayers for prosperity, love, or whatever else I was asking the Lord for. Recently, I was watching a pastor (Perry Stone) on Youtube talk about this very subject.

He said, "The Lord hears you when you speak out loud. Using our voice gives our prayers power!"

After saying my prayer for a calmer neighborhood in my speaking voice, something miraculous took place. A neighbor moved away and another neighbor got a job so they are not home all the time showing their anger at life. The neighborhood was suddenly quiet and calmer.

prayer + loud voice = Answered Prayers

I was shocked when this took place. 

 That pastor was correct about saying our prayers out loud. God heard me and I know He will hear you too. We I prayed in silence, God could not hear what I had to say about what I wanted to happen. It's nice to know that we have a voice, we are heard. It is up to us to us to speak out loud every single time we pray to our Lord who art thou in Heaven. Now, I prayer in my speaking voice and ask that I am heard whenever I ask for goodness to come to my family and those around me.


I always pray for everyone in the world and I ask that they are looked after, loved, and protected each and every day.

Of course, bad things will happen to good people, but I will never stop praying for those around me till my dying day. I might talk with God about them even when I'm with Him. It's the right thing to do, right? Everyone deserves a chance. We all are children of God. We all are loved by God. We all are looked after by God. I want others to know that no matter what you go through, you are being prayed for by me.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christian Fairy Tales





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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZ1IFYR

 Ten Unique Tales!

Every tale comes
to an end, but the
kind of end they
meet, differs greatly.
These tales are told
from a Christian
perspective!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Finding Your Passion


WHAT IS YOUR PASSION?
The deeper we go into who we are, the easier it is to find our passion. A passion is anything we love doing, celebrating, or hold near and dear to our heart. Do what you love. Your passion can be anything creative!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Finding Your Compassion





Compassion is within us all, we just need to delve deeper to find it. When we have compassion for ourselves, everyone else falls into place. Understand how to be compassionate toward yourself and those around you.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Finding Your Happiness



How does one discover happiness?
After long bouts of unhappiness, I discovered something buried within me. What I kept buried deep inside me was joy and happiness. At times I did not deeply love myself and others, I did not love with compassion, or see myself as one with others. Unhappiness stems from our pain and suffering, but we can let go of unhappiness. This journey is not easy and after digging through the pain and fear, I found happiness.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Eating Vegan & Vegetarian by Candy O'Donnell


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Why I eat Vegan and Vegetarian Foods

Eating vegan to me has become a weekly dining experience. I choose a weeklong diet of vegan meals to cleanse my body of the dairy and wheat products ingested during my regular vegetarian diet. There have been times when the vegan diet just sticks with me for a month or so. Vegan meals can taste incredible and with my recipes, eating vegan is quick and easy and tastes amazing. By adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet, my energy went up, and my lethargy dropped. I have found that by getting rid of salty and sugary foods I feel better, have more energy, and choose better food to eat.
After eating without thinking for so many years, I finally decided to change the way I eat. Instead of just putting any food into my body, I decided to find a way to eat differently. After reading through recipes over the net and discovering that spicy and salty foods did not coincide with me, I decided to create my own heart-healthy recipes. This short recipe book is what I love to dine on.



What I have in my Cupboard and Fridge

These are just some of the items I keep on hand at all times. There are many other dried goods I have as a backup in an emergency kind of meals. I love fresh, frozen, then canned foods and in that order. Fresh is best, but when I cannot find what I need at the farmer’s market I buy frozen.

Mixed nuts
Mixed Lettuce
Dates
Oatmeal
Coconut sugar
Agave Syrup
Coconut milk, almond milk
Eggs
Potatoes
Rice: white and brown
Soy bacon
Soy sausage
Tofu
Tortillas
Maple syrup
Honey
Green tea
Peppermint tea
Ginger
Shredded coconut
Olive oil
Earth Balance butter
Frozen kale
Carrots
Onions
Fresh and frozen fruits
Fresh and frozen vegetables
Herbs




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Monday, May 30, 2016

Hidden Wings: Overcoming Childhood Trauma by Candy O'Donnell


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Internal Scars

Our time here on Earth can be very difficult at times, in my opinion. This place is filled with obstacles no human can see coming; even if they have knowledge beforehand, it is virtually impossible to know the outcome of life.
It can be surprising to discover that our path is littered with pain that eventually causes internal scarring. Earth seems to be the school of hard knocks when it comes to learning—and unlearning. The learning aspect falls upon us at every turn, and the unlearning is how we lose an aspect of ourselves growing up.
Not everyone dissolves into nothingness. Some rise up and conquer their fears, difficulties, and many overcome what life has dropped into their laps. Internally we all struggle—whether we wish to admit it or not—and these struggles are most likely never discussed with our closest family and friends; even though we could speak up about them, we don’t.
That struggle is what stops us from moving forward in this life, and can stifle future change. We all like to think change happens in the blink of an eye. It doesn’t quite jump out at us. Change takes time and patience, and for many it may never come. When looking at what we have endured during our lives, examine your reactions to every situation that made you cringe.
That wincing was your first flinch at whatever was told to you that you disliked. It might have been spoken in such a way that it left a permanent scar upon you and your soul. With some people it rolls off them like water off a duck’s back. I personally had a tendency to hold things in, and still do.
The one thing I have learned about holding back is how unhealthy it really is. It can cause reactions we really don’t mean. This overloading has transmuted into anger and frustration—all because I felt my voice was not heard. When we are children our voices are usually overlooked unless there is a problem concerning our health and welfare.










Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hysterectomy at 29: How it changed my life: A Woman's Perspective by Candy O'Donnell



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This title is for women that are contemplating, desiring, or have previously had a hysterectomy. Consider this point of view from an understanding woman. I know what it feels like from the beginning process, through the actual procedure, to the after care. Your fears, wishes, hopes, and dreams are not unknown to me. I’ve been to hell and back with hormones, so I sympathize with what you are going through.
Life is tough enough without issues pertaining to our female parts. As women we bear children, many of us work outside the home, and we run around running errands for our families, among other things. And we do not need anything else to quell our daily tasks like thinking about a hysterectomy. I never wanted to ponder over it for very long. Instead, going to the park and baking cookies was on my agenda of things to do.
As you read this think about the choice you are now faced with; or perhaps you have already gone through this procedure with little to no issues; or maybe you have had to endure numerous problems during or after your hysterectomy. This is my story, and I would like others to know what I went through personally.




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Friday, April 15, 2016

Angels Go To Heaven: My Mother’s Life and Death Struggle with Leukemia


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Intro: Irish Red
Love that great, big red horse. ~Candy

In the early days of adolescence all young girls want a horse, and not just any horse. It has to be a certain color, height, and gender. Not any horse will do when it comes to a juvenile girl’s preference. Maybe they prefer a dappled flavor, a jet black, or a roan colored equine. In any case, the horse has to be just right and needs to possess a calm disposition.
Irish Red was the name I gave a tarnished ruddy-colored horse in the summer of ‘83. He had the correct look that appeased me as I stared into his large brown eyes on the sheep farm in Oregon that summer. I could see within his pupils that there was an elevated intelligence never before seen in a colt his age. He was still with his mother and was about to wean when my own mother led him from the small dirt enclosure. After one look, I knew he had to be mine.
I had not seen my mother in over five years. She and my father had left me and my sister with my aunt and uncle so they could “work things out.” That did not happen, and I was glad. She married a new man that shared her passion for animals. Their job was to not only care for the many horses on the sheep ranch, but they fed numerous bunnies, goats, cattle dogs, and a black bull that weighed a ton.
I glanced back at Irish Red’s off-white colored mother as her frantic whinnies called out to her departed son. He responded by strutting before the humans gawking at his fine form. Was he showing off? I thought he was as his tail swished to and fro. The colt’s long legs were perfect for rounding up cattle or sheep, and his half quarter, half Arabian hide revealed strength and endurance, much like the horses galloping over the sands of a faraway place. That was where I thought he belonged, in some exotic time where equines ruled the land.
The young colt frolicked in the pasture with the sheep and pretended he too was a white snowball grazing on the tender strains of grass. It was there that he learned how to romp and play, even though the sheep acted pushed out of shape by his antics. He wanted to be noticed by anyone that would take the time to glance in his direction. One could hardly tell what a ham he was when the colt stumbled and almost fell over a small pebble lying on the hardened earth. His ears suddenly perked forward. This informed every living being that the stone had upset his fine gait.
I found this amusing, but he recovered quickly from the mishap. Every young child endures something embarrassing before a crowd of onlookers, and he would not be the last to pull the short straw. I roamed around him and ran my palm over his smooth, sleek coat. It felt like short angora fur, but without the allergies.
“What do you think?” my mother questioned.
I nodded and said, “I love him.” I could not help but smile in his presence. I sensed many outings with this fellow.


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