Saturday, August 14, 2021

August 14

We who love Jesus will always be at odds with Satan and his minions. They are all clothed in unrighteousness, and their deeds are now public for all to see, but do you see them? Only those who have sourced other media outlets will know the truth. At this point, I seldom peruse the newsfeed of Facebook because of the deletion of posts of those on the “right.” However, much is happening that is tearing down the enemy's strongholds; the propaganda news won’t be able to contain it much longer. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, left or right, our freedom of speech is in jeopardy. However, an underground movement is becoming immensely powerful, and proof of fraudulent behavior and misdeeds is starting to become apparent. The news about this movement is purposefully suppressed. When such as this happens, the strength of God’s people becomes evident. Those leading this underground movement are all followers of Christ, and the enemy is working overtime to contain their efforts. However, what God has set in motion cannot be stopped! Stay focused on Jesus, and in time everyone will see the truth. We, with God’s strength, are winning!

Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt! Psalms 40:14

Friday, August 13, 2021

August 13


We are nearing the end of our building project. I have spent the last couple of days cleaning floors and helping get the units ready to rent. My husband has worked very hard to build and ready these homes for occupation. He is a hands-on builder and has run this project like a well-oiled machine. As it comes to an end, all I can say is, “thank goodness!” Because he needs a rest. 

Opportunity awaits when we begin to usher in new tenants and show them the love of Jesus through our actions and mannerisms. God has blessed us and made us partners in business for nearly our entire marriage, and we each have our roles to fulfill. Our lives as Christ-followers are very similar in that Jesus partners with us to build his kingdom. He made the ultimate sacrifice to save us from destruction, rebuilding his body, the Temple, in 3 days when he was raised from the dead, and we are to tell others what he did for us. Similarly, my husband has sacrificed his time to build, and I am the one who handles the leases and gets them signed and moved, just like our role as Christians to help move as many people as we can towards Jesus and give them a new lease on life. Today, look for ways you can fulfill the great commission by partnering with Jesus.

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:5-6

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Mark 16:15

Thursday, August 12, 2021

August 12

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Genesis 50:20 

Joseph said this to his brothers as a way of forgiving them of their malicious deeds against him. We are waiting for a happy ending like this, but the story is not over yet. We are like Joseph’s family, suffering from famine, but we are waiting for Jesus to call us to him to receive his mercy and for him to feed and clothe us. When we become hungry enough, we will seek his sustenance; he will feed us, and we will no longer be hungry, and he will give us a drink, and we will no longer be thirsty. And like Joseph, Jesus will forgive us and welcome us into his kingdom. He will clothe us in the finest attire and give us the choicest of meat and grain; this is our hope and why we trust him with our lives. The world means evil against us, but God has intended it for good. Guess who prevails? Though it may seem like hope is lost, don’t give up; our hope is in Jesus, not man. Those spurred on by evil have dark days ahead of them. But for us, the victory is ours! As the old song goes, “Victory in Jesus, my Savior forever.”

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

August 11

If you lost everything you owned, what would you have? Well, it seems that you would have nothing, but because you have Jesus, you have gained the world! 

I’ve been tossing this thought around the last couple of days, and I believe it’s because the Holy Spirit has brought it to my attention. I’m pretty spoiled with the lifestyle I live and the possessions I have and would like to think it’s because of Jesus. However, the Bible clearly states that we build our treasures in heaven. I know Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and many others were quite wealthy with earthly possessions, so I’m not saying it’s wrong to have them; those men were wholeheartedly devoted to God, but what if you lost everything you owned, would you still be joyful? Have you cultivated a strong enough relationship with Jesus to be satisfied living this earthly life only possessing what you have built in your heart with him? I know that I’m forcing your minds to go deep today, but I think it’s time we evaluate our lives beyond the surface and see if they can stand up next to what the Bible teaches us. It’s not about possessions; it’s about cultivating a life worthy of Jesus and loving him with all our heart, all our soul, and all our mind.

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

August 10

The next few days could be critical in the fight to save our country, and ultimately the world. God has put into place mighty men and women who are not afraid to put their lives on the line and even their livelihoods. One guy in particular, whom God delivered from drug addiction, became a business success and has used it to further the kingdom of God. He is a modern-day disciple, an unlikely choice to bring about the message of salvation in Jesus. He is vocal and doing everything in his power, given to him by God, to make sure our republic continues to stand. Today, Mike Lindell begins a three-day symposium to reveal proof of nefarious deeds in our el**tion. He is so confident that he has evidence that he is offering $4,000,000 to anyone who can prove him wrong. What’s funny is, right in the middle of it is the national emergency alert. It makes you wonder if it was planned by the bad guys or the good guys. I guess we will soon find out. I just wanted to make you aware because many things go unreported that are important for us to know. Pray for Mike Lindell; he is a warrior for Jesus and is fighting for our freedom.

On another note: pray for the people of Australia. They are now under military and police control and completely locked down. They are afraid and need help.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality. Colossians 3:23-25

Monday, August 9, 2021

August 9

We must commit to staying together as one. At every turn, the evil one is pushing division. The only division acceptable is good versus Satan and his demons; make sure you’re on the right side! What’s incredible is that it’s happening all over the world. People are pushing back against the most heinous betrayal of trust ever imagined. It’s obvious the powers and principalities are up to no good and are trying to kill off the majority of the people. If they don’t get us with illness, then they are trying with the solution. Three letter organizations once trusted have now become the enemy of the people. However, they forgot about God! He’s not going to stand by and watch as his people become defeated because of their ridiculous idea. They have gotten the notion that there are too many people using up the earth’s resources. Who made them the gatekeeper? We must stand together as one in the name of Jesus and fight back. Don’t give up, and don’t give in! Stand firm under the power of the Holy Spirit. When the wrecking ball begins to dismantle the strongholds of Satan, there will be peace on earth! 

Please come, Lord Jesus. Your people are crumbling in fear. Strengthen us for this unusual war. Have the floodgates of tribulation opened? Are we fighting the battle of Armageddon in the heavenly realm? Please do not allow the enemy to take us out! We can see a thousand years of peace just beyond the next hill! We are confident in you and know you would never leave us or forsake us. Thank you for strengthening us and for being our King and commander. We will do our best to follow orders. Amen.

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all. Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:11-13

Sunday, August 8, 2021

August 8


A few months ago, I began making snacks for my dogs. I used to buy them chicken jerky until I found out part of the reason my dog was having stomach trouble was because of chicken. Who knew that a dog could be allergic to chicken? Thanks go to my niece for waking me up to the idea. Now, once every few weeks, I make them dry sliced beef for their snacks.

It amazes me the things you can accomplish when you begin thinking for yourself and explore options outside the ordinary. My dog is five years old, and he’s had this issue for his entire life! Not even one veterinarian suggested he might have an allergy to chicken; I know they can’t know everything, but they should have given me the idea to eliminate certain food products until I figured out what was causing his issue. Poor baby had been dealing with his sensitive stomach for his entire life. Instead of helping, they prescribed him an expensive dog food containing the very thing that caused him trouble.

It’s time for all of us to begin thinking for ourselves and consider that the items we consume may be leading to our health issues. We must carefully weigh the risks associated with what we put into our bodies because ultimately, it’s up to us to take our health seriously. Veterinarians know animals and doctors know humans. If my vet could miss such a simple solution to my dog's problem, I can guarantee that a doctor can miss diagnosing your problems. Do your research, consider a different web browser, one that doesn’t suppress or filter the information you receive. My favorite is DuckDuckGo. It’s time we all begin to think for ourselves and use the brain God gave us.