Saturday, June 23, 2018

There Will be a Renewing of the Spirit of God


It will come on slowly, it will take hold of our youth, it will grip the middle aged, and the elderly. 

Those within this will prophesy over the Earth and will take in what is about to take place. 



Books will be written, words will be spoken, and people will rise over evil.
 
Many will tell of great things on the horizon and many will help those in far away places find their way back to God.
God will lay his hands on those in need and He will inform them to go out and tell of Him and his ways.
Life will change for those living in areas where God sits.
His hands will be upon some of His people who will tell great nations about God and His son, Jesus Christ.
When this takes place, God will roll his might over that nation and change it permanently.
Freedom will take place and those people will bow down to God and thank Him for freeing them.
God will then loosen the girdles of those men over bondage and will cast them aside.
He will ask His people to change their location, lives, and their spiritual endeavors.
He will ask His people to change for Him and only Him.
Love will encase them. Love will move them. Love will be forever with them...until death.
God will look upon the Earth and know His will shall be done.
His will is the only will that matters.
We need to know Him intimately.
Sit in Prayer and ask Him to protect His people.
Pray for others and not for yourself.

Those around you are what matter most.
When you ask for yourself and are selfish, that makes Him angry.
We must look at others above self.
God loves all.
God knows all.
God sees all.
See as God does and pray for all.
Love all as God does.
His love moves through space and time and never ends.
Christ died for us and thus we have John 3:16.
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 
Know this, memorize this, adhere to this.
Know the commandments and abide by them.
  1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
  4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
  5. Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
Keep moving through God's wisdom.
Move through His knowledge.
Understand His word. 
Read and comprehend what is being said in His word.
Above all, love what His movement is doing to His people.
~Amen

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teaching Responsibility

 
 
The only way for my children -- now adults to learn responsibility was to make things more difficult for them at home. I ensured that they had a lot of chores so when it came time to move out of the house, they were more than willing to go.

Definition of Responsibility

The quality or state of being responsible: such as
moral, legal, or mental accountability, reliability, trustworthiness
something for which one is responsible


Life is expensive. It will never be cheap to live as long as there are bills to pay, a job to go to, and kids to feed. It will continually be expensive for everyone.


If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren



My adult children now know just how overwhelming adulthood is. They have bills and are embarking out on their own. Yes, life as an empty-nester came faster than I was ready for, but I'm glad to see my little chicks doing it on their own. It tells me that I raised them right and they are ready to face the big world without their mom and dad. They will be doing it on their own without our assistance.
 
 
 
I have two responsible adults out in the world and I know they are going to be alright. They know how to adapt to numerous situations and are unafraid of what might slam into them. I think that is what being a responsible parent is all about -- knowing they can move through life without falling apart at every turn.


 
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. ~James Allen


Kids need to be resilient and tough in today's world. 
The world is tough with them so why not get tough back.


The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~Joan Didion


 
 
I'm proud of both my adult children. They have actually learned to clean a toilet. 
Thank goodness -- I never thought that would ever happen.

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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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0155KT1E0

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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