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Covered With Protection

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I understand how people get hit head on while driving into the glare of the morning sun. We had to leave an hour earlier to get to the office and prepare for a closing on a sale yesterday. I was the driver and I did not see the semi coming because of the bright early morning sun and I hesitated upon entering the highway because my vision was impaired. My husband was able to see better on the passenger’s side and he warned me.

Today and tomorrow are two feast days celebrated by the Occult World. As a Christian, I’m taking precaution. This is a great time to reflect on the blood of Jesus and pray protection over our family members.
Perry Stone taught an interesting teaching this week. He listed occult feast days: February 2, May 1, August 1, September 21, October 31 and November 1. Perry noticed an increase against Christians during these times of physical attacks, hindrances, accidents, depression, and spiritual warfare. He suggested we pray a covering over our families referring to the …

Friday Funnies

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Happy Friday, everyone! For more funnies, check out Kim's Blog!

Right On Target

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As a Christian, it’s easy to look around and see spiritual significance in everything we do!

Here is a photo of my target. I went shooting in the desert with my DH a few days ago. I missed the bull’s eye a time or two! On the drive home, I thought of how target shooting is significant to the definition of sin: missing the mark.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8,9

We all miss the mark. I’m so grateful for a savior. He never gives up on me. I stumbled across an old journal entry dating back to January. I wrote about some goals I hoped that I would accomplish this year. I forgot I journaled this, but Jesus didn’t! I wrote that I wanted to lose 15 lbs. I need self control. I lost 10 and have 5 more to go; will I make it by the end of the year? I think so.

I also wrote about some fears that I wanted to overcome such as gai…

Spiritual Sundays

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The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine Lab had been found in an oldfarmhouse, and he asked me a rhetorical question,''Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?''
I replied: "I had a drug problem when I was young: Iwas drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather. I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.
I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed myparents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn't put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.
I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity.
I was drug out to pull weeds in mom's garden and flower beds and pick bales out of dad's fields.
I was drug to the homes of fami…

Men Just Don't Listen!

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Don't talk to my parrot!

Wanda's dishwasher quit working so she called in a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman, "I'll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll mail you a check".'




"Oh, by the way don't worry about my dog Spike. He won't bother you.
But, whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!"



"I MUST STRESS TO YOU: DO NOT TALK TO MY PARROT!!!"
When the repairman arrived at Wanda's apartment the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest looking dog he has ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching the repairman go about his work. The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name calling. Finally the repairman couldn't contain himself any longer and yelled, 'Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!' To which the parrot…

Toni, Susie and Rebecca

I can think of two women right off the top of my head that are examples of The Rebecca Principle: Toni and Susie.Toni works at the post office.Most of us who live in Dodge have to pick up our mail and Toni is consistently cheerful to serve us in the post office.She goes the extra mile.One Saturday morning I knew I would not be able to retrieve my ticket for a package since the window just closed.But as I walked back to my car, Toni was driving off.She parked her vehicle, jumped out and went back in with me to get that package.And she never stopped smiling!Susie works in the Production Department of the company which manufacturers the product that we sell.Again another cheerful gal, Susie can always be counted on to pick up slack when the coordinators are not around to receive our calls.I will never forget the business meeting I attended in Phoenix followed by a fancy awards dinner.Several of the managers received well deserved awards.One of them gave Susie accolades in his acceptance …

F.O.G.

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The fog from the Pacific Ocean front started rolling in early Saturday evening so when I woke in the middle of the night and peeked out the window, I wondered if my trip back to Arizona would be delayed a few hours due to the thick fog. I whispered a short prayer asking God to lift the fog and also the headache that pounded my temples. I fell back asleep. By 5:00 a.m. I got up to start the coffee and noticed I could see across the street just fine with only a mist in the air. By the time I took my shower, the headache was gone!
Thank you, my friends, for covering my drive home in prayer. It was a smooth ride and I was able to navigate safely! I felt drenched in confidence because of your prayers. I want you to know I prayed for you, too. It was a great time to ask the Lord to bless you and meet your every need.

I praise God today for lifting the fog and replacing it with F.O.G., the favor of God!

Spiritual Sundays

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Psalm 121



1-2 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains?

No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.



3-4 He won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep. Not on your life!

Israel's Guardian will never doze or sleep.



5-6 God's your Guardian, right at your side to protect you— Shielding you from sunstroke, sheltering you from moonstroke.



7-8 God guards you from every evil, He guards your very life. He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always.



I'm reflecting on this psalm today as I pack for my drive home early tomorrow morning. Thank you for your loving prayers for my visit. We are grateful for all the safety that has surrounded us as we have been out so much all around San Diego. As I drive home alone, I'm trusting in God's protection!

May you enjoy your Sunday and a special thanks to Ginger and Charlotte for hosting Spiritual Sundays.



Friday Funnies

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Sometimes pictures need no captions! Thanks, Kim, for hosting Friday Funnies!

Smiles From San Diego

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I've seen as many cloudy days in San Diego as sunny ones this trip. It hasn't dappened our plans, though. Here we are in the Botanical Gardens. This plant speaks to me of this autumn season!
Mysterious!






We took Susanna to the pediatrican last Friday. She got a vaccine and we took her to IHOP afterwards (so that we would feel better.) This was a first for her. Pumpkin pancakes...yum!



We visited the ocean and enjoyed eating our lunch on the beach, watching the surfers. Today it's suppose to rain. We're heading for the zoo. Hopefully, we'll see the elephants this time!

Visiting The Rock

I've been curious about Rock Church in San Diego since I watched Mike Huckabee feature it on his show last July.

My daughter attends this mega church, Rock Church, and I was amazed at the 3500 seat auditorium that fills up for five services on Sundays. This multi-ethnic sea of people congregate around the vision of Pastor Miles McPherson, the former professional football player turned pastor. I counted 73 outreach ministries in the church bulletin that you can choose from to reach the city of San Diego!

Yesterday, Pastor Miles spoke about The Spoken Word, Rhema. My favorite point that he made was that God is never separated from His Word, unlike we humans who may say something false or even half true and then deny it when confronted. God, on the other hand, always backs up what He says and it is the truth. Also, we were reminded that He is always present in it when His Word is spoken or read!

My favorite scripture was Ezekiel 12:25:
For I am the Lord. I speak and the word which I spea…

Spiritual Sunday

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I heard a neat teaching on difficult seasons (trials) the other day given by Mike Hayes. Only God can change a difficult season in our lives and He can do it in a Kairos moment and our breakthrough comes. Kairos is Greek for the “opportune” moment!

But what can we do while we wait for our breakthrough? Two things are pertinent: 1) protect our head and 2) protect our heart. We need the helmet of salvation to keep our mind pure and the breastplate to protect our heart. You know how the enemy likes to poison our thoughts and hit us in the vital areas.

Acts 3:19 is the key that moves the hand of God to turn things around for us. Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before.

Metanoia is Greek for repentance. It means to change your mind and turn around. I love to think of the refreshing that follows the obedience of repentance. The me…

Friday Funnies

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Thanks to Kim for hosting Friday Funnies so we can all have a few laughs! Today's entry is a video of my family. Aunty Amy is playing Patty Cake with Susanna. Watch what happens. We cracked up! Have a great Friday, everyone.

Susanna's First Birthday

Spiritual Sunday

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Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

A big thank you to you friends who prayed for me today. I arrived safely in San Diego. Your prayers were strengthening, I'll tell you, when I got into the city and four lanes of traffic merged into another four lanes and I had to make sure I was on the correct route. I couldn't have done it without the Lord's help through your prayers and Amy's calm co-piloting!

When we began our road trip this morning and entered our first interstate at about 4:45 a.m. it was pitch black out. We followed a big semi with the back panel of his truck lit up with these words: Jesus is Lord. I thought this was worthy of a Spiritual Sunday post!

You can read inspirational blog posts by dropping by Spiritual Sundays hosted by Ginger and Charlotte.

Friday Funnies

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It's Friday and time to encourage each other with some laughs. Kim, the Queen of Fun, hosts Friday Funnies so be sure to laugh a little with her today. Here's my joke:

How I learned to mind my own business:
I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all the patients were shouting, '13....13....13.' The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on..... Some idiot poked me in the eye with a stick! Then they all started shouting '14....14....14'...