Sunday, March 15, 2020

Today - National Day of Prayer

Blogger Friends, President Trump has called today a day of prayer for our nation for the coronavirus.  Hal & Cheryl Sacks of BridgeBuilders sent me these prayer points this morning and I thought they were perfect if you are looking for a place to jump into prayer.  Join me in praying for our nation and not responding out of fear or panic but a peaceful resolution that God is working.

President Donald Trump has declared Sunday, March 15, as a National Day of Prayer due to the impact of COVID19 on the United States of America and globally. Shortly after declaring a state of emergency on Friday, President Trump proclaimed:  
"It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th, as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these..." Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020.

Let's Pray:
  • Lord, we humble ourselves before YOU and ask forgiveness for our sins and the sins of our nation. Have mercy upon us and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).  We also ask YOU to sovereignly heal the sick and stop the coronavirus plague (Numbers 16:46).
  • We thank You, Lord, that President Trump has called for a National Day of Prayer. Give our President, Vice President, and other governmental and health officials wisdom and strategy in how to contain the virus and navigate the ensuing economic storm.
  • Just as Jesus spoke to the turbulent weather, we speak to the atmosphere of fear, panic, and chaos over this nation and say: “Peace be still!” (Mark 4:39).
  • In Jesus’ name, we say to the enemy who has come to steal, kill, and destroy this nation, “enough is enough, cease and desist!” We thank You, Jesus, that You are here in the midst of us, and that You have come to give life and life more abundantly (John 10:10).
  • We pray that schools, businesses, churches, and other institutions and agencies whose services have been disrupted by the coronavirus will be able to keep their doors open and that the economy will stabilize.
  • Lord, we pray that YOU will take what Satan meant for evil and turn it for good. Awaken this nation, both those who know YOU and those who do not. We pray for revival in the Church and a great spiritual awakening across our land with multitudes coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. AMEN!

WayMaker - Paul McClure Video

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Abortion Has No Place In Funding

In breaking news, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is weaponizing the Coronavirus crisis to fund the abortion agenda.

Right now, the vital funding package needed to address the Coronavirus is being held up by Speaker Pelosi and the extreme pro-abortion Left because they are demanding abortion funding in the bill.
This is literally worshiping at the altar of abortion.
Speaker Pelosi says the bill is about "testing," "it's about seniors and people with disabilities." But she is hiding something horrific.
Speaker Pelosi tried to slip funding for Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry into the Coronavirus (COVID-19) funding bill - trying to circumvent federal law that specifically prohibits direct funding for abortion. We're talking about a billion dollars in taxpayer funding for abortion under the guise of addressing the Coronavirus.
She was caught, and we're fighting back. We're demanding Congress remove this abortion language. Do your job to protect America from this national emergency. Abortion has NO PLACE in funding to combat the virus.
But we need Congress to hear from you TODAY. This is urgent.

Sign Our NEW Petition: No Abortion Funding in COVID-19 Bill.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

Thursday, January 30, 2020

My Year of Jubilee!

50th Birthday Cake
Jasa Girl
Happy 50th Birthday to me!  I turned
fifty this month and my girlfriend, Jasa, had such a beautiful, dreamy, girl party for me. It was totally me! All creamy, yummy, girly, and beautiful.  There was amazing food, hand crafted cake (thanks Jeremiah) special drinks (all my favorites), gorgeous flowers, lights, etc. So touched by all the friends who helped her pull off such a beautiful evening.
SURPRISE:  Your Aunt Is Here!!

My Aunt RuthAnn, from Arkansas, surprised me and was at my party which was was totally awesome.
And one of my spiritual mentors/friends, Patrica came as well as my girlfriend, Jewell (flew in from California) along with many other treasured friends.  It was such a sweet celebration.
Girl Party

Jewell all the way from Cali
My prayer partner (of 15 years) Jewell, flew out for the weekend from California and she took me shopping and totally spoiled me.  We had a lovely family BBQ on my birthday and of course my husband spoiled me with gifts and dozens and dozens of roses.  I also shared a few other birthday celebrations with other friends and loved ones over the days before/after.  I felt totally spoiled.  I have so many more pictures with precious friends I would love to share, but not enough space - so if I snapped a photo with you, know you are loved and cherished even if your face is not on this post.
Romantic Birthday Table
Jubilee 50!

My "Jubilee Girls"
The Bible talks about the year of Jubilee being the year where all debts are canceled, restitution is made and its the  year of release.  I love it!  So, a couple other friends of mine (Jubilee Girls Mari & Andrea) turn fifty this spring and we are claiming this our year of Jubilee.  Yipee!!
I Think Jasa and Girls Worked TOO Hard!! :-)  Hee Hee!!

Jasa's Work Crew 
Birthday lunch with Mother, Sister-in-laws & Nieces
Jasa Girl Went ALL OUT!  Such a Celebration! 
Birthday lunch with Girlfriend, Karla
Such A Beautiful Cake
Family Birthday BBQ
Party Set-Up - Sweet Des
Felt a Little Silly Turning 50 :-)
Birthday dinner with Girlfriends, Melanie, Jen & Bethany
My Aunt Ruth & Cousins
Birthday lunch with Girlfriends, Pat & Amber
Beautiful Table at my Party 

The Jubilee year contains many of the pictures of our salvation.  Just as the land, the people, and all the property was released, so we too have been released from a debt that we could not pay (our sins).  We were once slaves to sin but now we’ve been released, once held captive but now set free.  Christ’s blood has atoned for our sins and satisfied the wrath of God that was due us (Rom 5) and as the land was given rest, we too have entered into His rest from all of our works for we could never save ourselves by our own works because salvation is fully a work of God.  If you are not saved, then maybe you have asked what some had asked Jesus “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?”  Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent” (John 6:28-29).  ~ Jack Wellman

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

You are Never Alone

Sometimes, when I push into certain areas of life, were the destiny of God is on me with Kingdom assignment, the assault gets intense. I was in one of those spaces this morning, fighting the overwhelm of the battle and this song was in my "inbox".   God Himself is everything I need.  We were created by God and for God.  Everything begins and ends in Him.  In those times when the battle is intense, the simple truth that we are never alone, is profound (Deuteronomy 31:6).  This morning, I was asking this exact question, do I abandon ship so the battle quiets down or do I keep pressing in . . . like Martin Luther King - it cost him his life.  I sat down at my computer and this song was in my queue . . . never heard it before.  God is so tender and kind in reminding me of His nearness. Reminding me to turn my face like flint to Him and press ahead.  We all go in and out of these seasons, so the next time you want to jump ship because the battle around you is relentless, remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  JESUS WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.  HE HIMSELF IS ENOUGH. . . .

Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible  He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!"

Jason Upton "Never Alone Martin" Video