Are you really a Christian?

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Please make sure! Quiz at the end.

In the beginning of our quest for eternal life most of us started at Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

But then one might ask, who are we now as a Christian and how did we get there?

A Christian is a person who heard about Jesus from someone, the bible or from a divine revelation from the Holy Spirit and believed that Jesus Christ died and rose again for their sin. This person confessed with their mouth that Jesus is now their Lord and Savior. But wait there’s more. This person has experience deliverance from their old fleshly nature and has had a renewal of mind to obey God’s commandments.

A true Christian has been delivered or rescued from spiritual death. We call that being saved. Every human being was born once. But a Christian has been born twice. The first time was from their mother’s womb. The second time was when they made Jesus their Lord and Savior. This is called being born again.

Christians experience salvation, which is to be spiritually delivered or rescued from sin, evil, bondage and danger.”    Galatians 1:3-4 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

We need to be delivered from the evil one!!!

What else is needed to become a Christian is “repentance.” This is a must! Repentance is having sincere regret for your disobedient to God and His word. It’s also having deep remorse for your sinful ways.

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Being a part of Jesus Christ family means you now have a purified soul!!!

1 Peter 1:22-23 Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart. 23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Jesus accomplished our holy transformation by our spiritual cleansing and rebirth through the power of the Holy Spirit. I guess you can say that we were rebooted and reprogramed for kingdom use. We got a spiritual make over! We are NOT them same person before we accepted Christ, received mercy and were delivered.

Titus 3:4-5 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

 How can you tell if you are not really a Christian? The following scripture is pretty straightforward. 1 John 2:3-4 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

There are people who think they are saved, and they are not and there are those who are, but slip back and their walk with the Lord is not up to par which is called being backslidden.

Luke 8:13-14 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.

If you are not sure where you are at spiritually there are scriptures that can help with that.

Take the Christianity quiz: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?

Colossians 1:23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

This is no time in this year of 2022 to not get this right. This blog will I pray help you to make sure your Christianity is real and true.

Luke 13:23-25 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

Don’t get ready! Be ready! For the Bridgroom!

He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

(This is my personal experience with Christianity. In 1983 I became a committed Christian. I said thought I was a Christian before, but I probably was backslidden. In 1983 I took my faith in God to the next level. I became 100% sold out for God. I wanted to live right so bad! In my heart and mind there was a huge change in me. Prayer, bible study, and church attendance was my thing now. I was thirsty for God! In fact, I became obsessed with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit! Just talking about God bought me to tears all the time. I feel so in love with God and tried to be obedient to Him. My life became a living sacrifice. I am a Christian through and through.)



I just finished writing my second book called “The Holiness of God”. It has caused me to study long and hard. It really opened my eyes to who God is and I’ve learned a lot about His greatness. In pertaining to us humans, I have to ask the question: WHO DOES THAT? Who does what, you might ask?

Who the heck would leave their glorious environment and nature and purposely come down here to earth to:

  1. Be squeezed up inside of a woman’s body.
  2. Be breastfeed.
  3. Have their diaper (a rag) soiled and changed.
  4. Be told what to do by earthly parents.
  5. Organize your own religion called Christianity.
  6. Have family, friends and religious leaders talk about you.
  7. Be falsely accused of blasphemy against Himself.
  8. Be humiliated!!!
  9. Be scandalized!!
  10. Be tortured and murdered.


Matthew 1:22-23 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” which means “God with us”.

Who in the whole universe would take upon themselves all of the blame, accusations, guilt, shame, evilness, in other words sin, just so we humans could be forgiven and one day go to live with God forever?


John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Who on Gods green earth would step in front of a speeding 7-wheeler Mack truck and take the full impact of a major life ending injuries just to save someone from sure death?


Philippians 2:6-8  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross! 

Who would give up all their comfort, supernatural abilities and supremeness? Who would be so obedient to their parent (Father God) as to sacrifice their own life for billions and zillions of people of whom some couldn’t give a hoot about them?


John 17:1,5 1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Who would give up this kind of glory even temporarily, for anybody?


Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Who can ever understand a love this powerful, passionate and deep? We were sinners, a hot spiritual mess! Even so Emmanuel came as a propitiation for our sin!!! GOD LOVES YOU!



It was a lot for God to do that for us!!!! To humble Himself for the sake of His own lowly creations. To allow them to treat Him like that to save us from His own wrath is just unfathomable!!!! If you don’t really know who God is, you might not think to much about it all. But if you realize who He really is and what He has done for each of us, you will want to do everything you possibly can to use your own life to be of service to Him. We need to become “obsessed with God”! He is obsessed with us”!

James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

I can’t believe that I’m as old as I am now. Life is going by fast. I have peace knowing that Jesus has prepared a place for me. My future, after my life is going to be glorious! Our wonderfully planned kingdom destined lives were all set-in place by Emmanuel “GOD With US”!!! He came to assure our destiny with Him forever!


New Year’s 2022 Message and Prayer

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It is no secret that things in this world are far from normal. I’m not even going to list current world events because we are living it and you know all about it already.

Usually, we want to leave the rough year we had behind, and we look forward to the next year. But with so many negative things facing us next year who wants to go there? We have no choice but to enter 2022 because the New Year will be here next week ready or not. One thing God has impressed upon me is we need to pull God into the New Year!!!! We dare NOT go into the year without Him. In fact, push Him over there first and we’ll follow Him there. WE WILL NEED HIM FOR ALL OF NEXT YEAR!!! Say to God, “go on before me and make the way clear! Please Lord move the roadblocks and take me around the detours.”

I have had an incredible prayer life since 1984 to present. I have been interceding in prayer for all kinds of things but mostly for unsaved souls. I have had dreams and visions from God.  In my deep prayer times, I have seen myself in a heaven kind of area where I worship God and boldly present my prayer request to Him. God has told me and showed me a lot of things that are going on. But going into my special prayer place was closed off to me in 2008. I wrote a blog about this in 2011. You can read it here: Message given to me by the Lord in 2008…Put your spiritual ears on | God Speaks I Listen (

As I said since 2008 the heavens have been closed off to me and I pray now from down here in my realm. There HAS been a change in earthly and heavenly activity. For the past 2 years I have been asking God, what is going on down here with all this accelerated earthly turmoil? He hasn’t answered back too much about it. He mostly speaks to me about what I should be doing during this time. Please read my message from 2008 with the link above because even though I got the message in 2008, it is for now and the coming 2022.

This is a line from my 2008 message:

Those who put their trust in me will not be blown by the wave of this world’s uncertainty.

This is what our mindset should be in this trying season:

  1. Trust what the bible says!
  2. Trust the Holy Spirits influence in your life!
  3. Trust in the careful preparation God has done in your life thus far!
  4. Trust that God has supernature power and wisdom!
  5. Trust that God has your best interest at heart!
  6. Trust in the holiness of God!
  7. Trust that Jesus is interceding for us all!
  8. Trust that You can’t make it without God!
  9. Trust that you need a prayer life and interaction with God
  10. Trust that Jesus name has power!




This is a Tanya Nemley quote: “It’s His world and His ways!”

You may not like what is going on right now. Don’t fight against this but let it propel you into the arms of God. King David prayed this way:

….Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalms 57:1

He will hold you close and comfort you. He is with us in the fire! God doesn’t think like us. We can’t understand His ways! He sees what’s going on. He’s not deaf, to our cries or misguided to our needs on these earthly matters. In fact, He’s even closer to you than you think. Earth right now is in a chaotic season. We should pull up a chair and sit, rest and be still while we are in God’s waiting room. We all want relief.

If we don’t keep calm and adopt a new way of life, we might become overexposed to fear and get stressed out and become anxious. Next stop might lead to depression. Some are already suffering with Post traumatic stress syndrome. It’s our choice how we handle this all. All kinds of calamities and illnesses are here and are probably going to be here well into 2022.

We all are having some sort of response to what’s going. What we see on the news and in our community can be affect our heart, mind and soul in a negative way. This is the body’s natural response to stressful situations. How we handle these things are up to us. Either we are going to trust God in this or not. We all have studied the bible, prayed, gone to church and because life has gotten difficult how are we going to react to trials? Trusting and holding on or fearful and doubting?

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

This is what God told me personally to do. He said, “focus on me”. He said He should be my focus 100% of my time now. My purpose is Him. My plans are Him. My goal is Him. My satisfaction is Him. My dreams are Him. My future is Him.

I am still living and yes enjoying my life, my family, my friends, my husband and my children. We laugh and have fun. But there are things I must do to survive and that is to trust God and focus on Him. I must study His word and pray. I have a responsibility to keep myself in the best spiritual condition possible. I have the Holy Spirit to assist me. Last year my husband did a teaching on “When God’s grace is not enough”. I was like, what in the world is up with that title? But it is when we don’t receive His grace that is so freely given to us. Rev. James Nemley said: God’s grace is ours forever. He said, grace is actively and continually working in the lives of God’s people.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (Message bible) So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter. May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence (Grace), put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech.                  Grace is a gift from God…receive it!

My New Year’s message is simple this year:




Pray this beautiful prayer today:

God, my shepherd!
    I don’t need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows,
    you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word,
    you let me catch my breath
    and send me in the right direction.

Even when the way goes through
    Death Valley,
I’m not afraid
    when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd’s crook
    makes me feel secure.

You serve me a six-course dinner
    right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head;
    my cup brims with blessing.

Your beauty and love chase after me
    every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
    for the rest of my life.    Psalms 23 (Message Bible)

My prayer for you:

“‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” 

In Jesus name…Amen

Our Intimate Relationship With Our Bridegroom Jesus


Let me start off by saying that this is a sensitive topic, but I feel it needs to be addressed. Just how do we get intimate with God?

John 4:24 says: God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Jesus said right out of His own mouth to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37

We can conclude from these two scriptures that we should love God in the spirit because He is spirit, and we are to love God with our soul or our whole life. We don’t even need to love God as a man or as a woman because these life designs were meant for our earthly life and for procreating. If you take away these bodies like what will happen when we die, we are left with a spirit and our consciousness. This is how we must worship God!  In spirit, soul, and truth. The bible gives us enough facts about God so that we will know, with the Holy Spirits help, what we need to spiritually link ourselves with God through Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:31-32 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

In this scripture verse Paul states that when a man and a woman join physically, they are one flesh. We all know what that means. But Paul was really talking about Christ and His relationship to the church.  Paul says it’s a mystery. Profound is a strong word describing something that is extremely intense. Mystery means difficult or impossible to understand or explain. We see that Paul had a difficult time trying to explain Jesus’ unique relationship with us, the church. God only gave us but so much information about this, but He did give us a few more hints though. Let’s explore them.

We humans do marry if we desire to do so, for companionship and to have children. But in the next phase of our life the bible says we will no longer need this option because we will be like the angels. Angels don’t need to marry and nether will we. We will be intimately connected to God alone!!!  He will provide all the pleasure in our lives forever!!! All of the relationships that we had on earth, mother, father, husband, children etc. will receive the same love, pleasure, and joy from God. Romans 12:5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We won’t need those earthly names anymore because we will all be connected in a different way in the spirit to God through Jesus.


Luke 20:34-36 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.

Our lives have been paid for by our groom Jesus!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Therefore honor God with your bodies. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.

And because of this purchase, our Father God has promised us to His Son the bridegroom. We are spoken for!!!

2 Corinthians 11:2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

God has no other way to describe this very close and intimate relationship that we can understand except through our human relationships and using words like jealousy, husband, bride, groom, virgin and so we can grasp how we can interact with Him now.

Some people get uncomfortable trying to process having a profound mysterious relationship with God through Jesus. Let’s not fear this or think it’s just to weird. It is out of this world, but so is God.  That’s why He is so set apart.  He is not like us physically, but He is spiritually like us. So, let’s try as hard as we can to willingly know Him, walk with Him, worship Him and love Him ever so dearly!!!!!

God set up this great way for us to connect to Him. When we transition from this world to His world, I feel we will be connected to God in a way that our minds cannot fathom.  It will supernatural!!!

I have always wondered with God having so many children how He will connect with us all at the same time in heaven. The bible says that God is spirit, a consuming fire and God is light. Heaven is illuminated by Him.  His glory fills the temple. So as soon as we are in His illuminated presence and His glory will touch our glorified body, all the joy, love, affection, feeling of pleasure, and love will penetrate us and fill us in an extremely intimate way.  We will know God in a way that we could never imagine. All the pleasures on earth are NOTHING compared to what we will experience and have in heaven.

We know that God is in us, but we will be in God too. If we are in His glory, if His consuming fire is all around us then we are in Him.  We won’t have to even speak words to Him.  We won’t have to say to Him we love Him because He will know right from our thoughts. Our ways to communicate will be old school.  We will be able to connect with all of Gods children in this new way. These are things I ponder on to encourage myself.

I also think about God a lot and the thought of being able to worship Him and interact with Him in an extremely personal way excites me to no end! You all know I wrote a book last year called,” Obsessed With God” so you know I’m all ready for my extreme relationship with God.

I love God like crazy!!!!

Why do I keep sharing about my personal relationship with God? I’m gonna tell you the truth….I want everybody to love God like they have lost their mind!  I believe it’s the answer for the world’s woes. It’s the way I love God.  I’m sold out to Him.  I want to obey Him.  It helps me stay focused on HIS kingdom and work towards building it!

I’m also obsessed with God because He’s madly in love with me!!! I love God because God kept me from killing myself and completely healed me of depression. And lastly because He loves me warts and all!!! He loves me for me!!! So, I’m sold out for Him!!!  Loving God like crazy is the cure for all the whole world’s problems.

“Father God, I pray for your children to open their soul and spirit to you today so they can deeply fall so in love with you. I pray they know that you love them sooooooooooo very much! In Jesus name…Amen.”

Get intimate with God….He loves you so!!!

Preparing Yourself For The Bridegroom

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Weddings take a lot of preparation.  We too are going to a heavenly wedding one day. We all are the bride and Jesus is the groom.  We must BE ready for His appearance!!!

One day many years ago, I thought I was going to die. Here’s my story.  I have suffered for the past 33 years from a rare disorder that causes me at times to have severe attacks of horrible scary symptoms. One day in 1995 I was home alone when I had one of the worst attacks ever. I made it to a chair and leaned back and thought, this is it…death. Although I was a Christian My first instinct was to ask God to forgive me of all my sins.  I knew I was going to see God and I wanted to be so clean inside. I cried to God saying, “please forgive me of everything”. I closed my eyes and waited. Death did not come that day, thank God. My mother-in-law told me when she thought she was going to die she asked God to forgive her too.  She had gone into cardiac arrest and coded.

When you think, you are going to see God your first instinct will be to make sure you are right with God! We all should be feeling like that right now! Not that we are going to die, but that we do want our soul to be right with God. God is 100% clean because He is Holy. We should want to be like our Father God.  God told us this, for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 Be clean because God is clean!

We don’t know how close we are to Jesus coming back for us in the rapture.  We do know that it will be soon.  We don’t know the exact day Jesus is coming for us, but I do know we should make sure we are sanctified by the blood of the Lamb and are maintaining a life of holiness.

I just had a vision while writing this of long lines of people lining up at cleansing stations that the Holy Spirit has set up all over the world.  People are being washed clean.  There are baptisms going on all over the world. People are also being washed by the blood of the Lamb. I see people crying and repenting of their sins.  I hear people saying, “I’m so sorry” to God. I hear people yelling Jesus’ name and asking for mercy. Jesus is so busy bathing people with love and forgiveness.  He’s saying to people “you’re going to be ok. You will be able to be with the Father one day. Jesus will be there to present you faultless to God.”

If you and I could only see in the spirit all that is going on around us and all that God is doing in preparation for His children.  He is bringing in this last harvest. The grapes on the vine are ripe.  Be ready for what’s going on.  Consecrate yourselves! Anointing will follow in the shadow of your obedience.

This is a holy time! Have on your spiritual ears.  Listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. Be holy! Be holy! Be holy!

This is the time to consecrate yourselves to the Lord. The Merriam-Webster dictionary meaning of consecration is to officially promise to give one’s time and attention to something. It means to dedicate yourself to worship, prayer, and studying the bible. Set yourself a part of the daily routine of life and seek a renewal of mind and self-examination of your soul. It’s a time to think about the holiness of God and your holiness.  It’s a time of repentance and rededication. It is a special time.  2021 is a special time! What is your reaction to this season. Shock, fear, humbled? Prayerful, loving, kind? Trusting, believing, worshipful? Whatever your reaction…consecrate yourselves! Be ready for whatever.


Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Corinthians 6:20
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Joshua 3:5
Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

Message Alert! 9/26/21


Listen up PLEASE!

God speaks I listen..…I got this message on 9/20/2021

1. Let go of the things of this world!

2. I saw a vision of the whole earth like fire and it’s too hot to handle.

3. Don’t touch the world with your hands, pray about everything.

4. Jesus is coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. Prepare yourselves. Be in an attitude of spiritual cleansing and keep yourselves pure.

6. Be Ready, consecrate yourselves.

7. Continue to do what the word says! Obey God!

8. Set up a prayer chamber in your mind, your house, your heart! Pray a great deal about everything!

9. Do not look at earth’s troubles head on. Don’t focus on that! Be more concerned about where you are at with God!!!!

10. Let go the things of the earth!

11. Walk around doing all you can do to save others in these last moments!

12. Walk around expecting for my Son to come at any moment!!!! Talk about this amongst others.

13. You are on Holy ground!!!

14. The curtain is falling on this dispensation!

15. Rejoice and grieve at the same time. Rejoice for the bridegroom cometh, grieve for those still in darkness!

16. Fear not!


“Everything God told me lines up with His word!  All the scriptures are below.. I’m telling you….this is it! This is a time to recognize that something is going on here! Be right with God or get right with God.  This is not joke! Things are surreal! You can tell that there is a real shift going on in this earth. Consecrate yourselves and do what you can to speak to family and friends about their souls. Jesus could come at any second. The bible says in a blink of an eye. Blink your eye. Yeah…that fast. Re-connect yourself with the word RAPTURE! This is so serious that I feel all of this deep in my soul and spirit! There are just no words to express how I really feel inside. This is it people! Keep watch, be alert, and be in prayer 24/7. Make sure there is oil in your lamp as we wait for the bridegroom to come!!!!!!!!!!”


Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. Revelations 1:7

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. Matthew 24:36

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

“If you love me, keep my commands. John 14:15

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Luke 12:31

save others by snatching them from the fire; Jude1:23

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Hebrews 1:3

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Matthew 25:6

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

Bad News, What to Make of All This?


More bad news….really? Enough already!

2 Timothy 3:1-5(MSG) Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 (NIV) For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

Luke 21:11(NIV) There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Matthew 24:8(NIV) All these are the beginning of birth pains.

The floods, earthquakes, fires, pandemic, terror threats, deaths and all the fights and arguments breaking out everywhere is so surreal these days. The suffering of and losses of so many pains our hearts.

A friend of mine said this to me, “I had to limit how much I was watching because it was stealing my peace. I want to be informed but not overwhelmed”. I think we all feel this way. It’s like trying to look at a scary movie with the covers over your face, but still trying to peep at the TV.  This all has been overwhelming to us.

In 2008 I wrote a blog revealing that God told me that things were about to accelerate. I had no idea that it would get to this extreme. But recently I asked God about all the recent event that are way more upsetting than I could have ever imagined.

I had a lot of questions like, why is all this happening? Is Jesus coming back soon? Did we make you upset with our foolishness? If we all humble ourselves, will you let thing go back to normal?  Is there something we can do to fix this? Should we have huge prayer meeting? Should I get a sign that says repent or the is near and stand on the corner of a main street?

For months He didn’t answer and then He spoke to me.  It wasn’t what I wanted to hear but it was what I needed to hear.  He told me not to lean on my own understanding of these things. He also said that His thoughts were higher than my thoughts. I was like, whoa! I totally get that.  His words put me in check. I am a human, and I can’t possibly understand all this evil and suffering. But God understands all that going on and He can handle seeing all the pain, suffering, disobedience, and evildoings. He has supernatural ability to handle all of what’s going in His world that He created.  This mess down here on earth is blowing my mind, but it is not blowing God’s mind.  Only God do something about the kind of loss and suffering that’s happening in this world right now.

So, what can I do?  I just want to help everybody!  But, I can hardly help myself through my own trials at this point.  I want to be of service to God. I want to do more than pray.  I want to help Him save the world! But that is not for me to do at all. That is what Jesus did (save the world) and God has executed His plans for all of our lives.

It is a fact that these are unprecedented times. I’m 69 years old and have seen some difficult and trying times.  But I’ve never seen as many difficult events happening all at one time like this. I’m also amazed at people’s response to all of this. 

  1. Some people are deeply affected by this and cry when they see the news of events.
  2. Some people are unaffected and just go about their lives. They are like “whatever”.
  3. Some people overeat, drink alcohol, do drugs, party hardy and live for today.

Everyone handles things differently.  But what is the right thing to feel, think respond, and do. This is a list that is what I have personally done:

  1. My husband and I have been praying for years daily for this world.  When the pandemic started, we asked God to forgive us all and to have mercy on us. There is no other help except from God!!! Prayer is not a suggestion, it is an absolute necessity. It is the #1 thing to do! Remember that God is not a genie in a bottle. We don’t hit Him up for an instant blessing. Humbly and respectfully pray to Him.  We should acknowledge Him as our Father, have an ongoing relationship with Him, thank Him for what He has done for us, praise Him, ask Him for our own needs. Pray for the needs of others, worship Him and ask everything is Jesus’ name. Pray often and continually. This is something we can all do!!!
  2. Do what you can financially through your church, in your local community, and nationally. There are great ministries in Haiti (Ask me for the names I give to). Also, the Red Cross, The Catholic Relief Fund and Samaritan’s purse are my go-to.
  3. I watch just enough news to stay informed and when I feel it’s too much and it’s affecting me emotionally, I give myself a break.  I also remind myself that God is in charge. I also know that God says not to be anxious or full of fear. I’m responsible for keeping myself encouraged. I need strength, comfort, and peace. The only place to get that is to keep my mind on Jesus and not soaking in the negative things of this world.
  4. I have found positive things to occupy my time with. When the pandemic started, I wrote and published a book. I’ve been doing all kinds of crafts. My favorite thing to do, thrift shopping. I Blog and I’m writing my 2nd book. My husband and I have a ministry we do together. I also Help the best I can with anyone that needs a helping hand.
  5. Many people I know have lost their lives because of this virus, and other illnesses and accidents.  It’s important to try hard not to be overtaken by these great loses.  All these people would want us to go on with our lives. So, seek out and accept the comfort from the Holy Spirit. I know family and friends will be there for you too. Get the support you need!
  6. My bible is my greatest source of strength! There are also good resources like sermons and teachings on YouTube.  Always go to the sources statement of faith and so you know what their doctrine is.
  7. Always be ready to share your faith with someone you meet at the store, doctors’ office or on your job.  People are hurting and need to know the good news of the gospel. What the world needs now is Jesus Christ!

We humans are all going through this difficult time in history together!!! Let’s all be caring and very patient with one another.  Let’s care for those whose lives have been turned upside down.  We will get through this!!! Don’t faint and don’t give up hope!  I know you’re tired of all this!  Donnie McClurkin wrote a great song that will encourage you and give you the push you need to keep pressing on.  It’s on YouTube. The song is called “Stand”.

Jesus Got You!!!!!

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. ” Psalm 23:4

“He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.” Job 5:11

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

GOD’S GOT YOU!!!!!!!
You are NOT alone!!!

12 Lessons learned from A Difficult Trial


I’ve had many huge trials, but this one has taken the cake. It was 10 years from beginning to end. This was a very difficult trial in which I’m not a liberty to share any details. Know this, God has made a way out of no way! God has given me the victory over this situation! I could have never gotten through this trial without God!!! Now that it’s officially over I’m looking back to see what God wanted me to learn through all of this and these are my conclusions:

  1. Never get mad at God for what He’s allowed you to go through.  Things happen.  My husband and I said throughout this trial, “it is what it is!” We knew that God was with us, and that we needed to trust Him completely.  This was not an easy task because our natural man wanted to take back our problems that we had given to God. Our spiritual man though said leave those problems at the altar and that’s what we did. God IS in control of all things!
  2. We remembered all the victories, blessings, and miracles that God did for us in the past. My husband and I constantly reflected on previous trials and all the answered prayers.  This really kept our faith at a higher level. (It would be wise to thank God for all He has done for you in the past.)
  3. I listened daily to Christian music, Christian radio, and sermons on YouTube most of the day, every day. I needed to keep my mind on Jesus and feed my soul with spiritual food as much as possible.
  4. My husband and I kept up our personal ministry.  Serving the Lord has been such a blessing during this difficult time.  It is hard to do ministry when you are in a battle.  But when you do it, it makes you so much stronger spiritually.
  5. Worship God!  This is the most amazing thing! Here you are going through one of the toughest times in your life and you take time to worship the Lord with all of your heart.  Feeling His presence in worship will comfort you. Sometimes reading a scripture or listening to a song can propel you into a great time of worship. The point is you need to worship God by any means necessary! It doesn’t matter how you get there but worship God!
  6. Be around positive and spiritual people. Do things that are enjoyable to you. If you watch TV, watch wholesome and uplifting shows.  Go to the park or sit by a lake. 
  7. Help somebody! This is a tremendous activity that can do so much for you spiritually. Call or visit the sick. Help a neighbor. Volunteer at a food bank.
  8. Allow people you trust to encourage you.  Be close with family and friends during this time.  Don’t go through this alone!
  9. Fear not! Fear is a hard thing to deal with. The enemy knows just how to scare you and keep you on edge and stressed out! This is one of the greatest problems during a big trial!!
  10. This is a real biggy here…. KNOW YOUR BIBLE!!! If you don’t know what God has said in His word, then you have nothing to stand on at all!!! God is not a genie in a bottle that you rub to get help when you’re in trouble. We need to have a clean heart and be living right.  The only way to know how to live that way is through knowing what God has told us in the bible.  Then we will be able to approach God with confidence and have hope that He will answer us in our time of need.
  11. Repent or ask for forgiveness for anything that is not pleasing to God in your life.  You just can’t roll up on God living your life anyway you want and think He’s gonna bless your socks off.  He don’t work that way!!!! He ain’t no sugar daddy! You gotta do the right thing!
  12. Ok, here it is…the final and GREATEST lesson I learned in this trial: PRAY ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!! You don’t need Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Ticktoc, Pinterest, Verizon, AT&T, Google, your pastor, a deacon, or church member to get information or to get in contact with God for you. Anywhere you are… at home, job or in your car, just shoot a prayer right up to God!!! Anytime or anywhere….  Just talk to Him! Speak to Him out loud or just think in your mind your words to Him!  He is EASY to talk to!!!!  KEEP THE PRAYERS GOING!!! (A little tip here, don’t wait until you have a hard trial to keep in touch with God wink, wink!) God is your Father!  There is no other help that can help you out of your situation. Only God!!!!

I can give you a bunch of scriptures here, but I have talked about trials throughout all my blogs and I think it would be good for you to really get into the bible yourself because it will be much more meaningful that way. I want to leave you with one Scripture just to get you started but I beg you to please study the bible. It is free online. Biblical help is right at our fingertips.  I pray for all those who have very great needs today that you will find the strength, comfort, and hope you need! In Jesus name. Please consider the things I have said in my blog today.  It’s truth!

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

His purpose is for my spiritual development. How He accomplishes this through pain and suffering is a mystery to me. I know I’ve learned a lot through this and my faith has been greatly Increased!

John 4:24 Spirit and Truth

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John 4:24 Meaning:

To know God is to understand the meaning of John 4:24.

What is true worship? True worship is fixing our eyes, heart and mind on our Father God!  He should be the only one who gets this kind of worship in our lives.

John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” says: “True worship is the acknowledgment of God and all His power and glory in everything we do”. 

Why should we do this? Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. John 4:23 This is God’s will.  This is what He wants from His children, not for His benefit but for ours.  We need to do this in order to worship God.

 John Piper writes, “True worship comes only from spirits made alive and sensitive by the quickening of the Spirit of God”.

God’s Spirit ignites and energizes our spirit to keep ourselves connected to Him continually.  He is our creator and Father.  We need Him in our lives 24/7.  He is our only constant friend and help.  There is nobody else as important than God in our lives. Worshiping Him is the KEY to our great relationship with Him and the KEY to walking with Him.

Wes McAdams from writes: “What Does it Mean to Worship in Spirit and Truth? Hopefully, the answer is clear by now. The Spirit in whom we worship is the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus has given to those who believe in him. And the truth in which we worship is the identity of Jesus as the Son of God.”   John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Tanya Nemley’s explanation: God is not confined or constricted by a physical body because He is invisible and Spirit. God gave us a spirit too, along with a physical body in which we are limited.  In order for us to be in contact with Him for worship, we must do so in the spirit!

It is an incredible thing that we can worship God supernaturally. The Holy Spirit takes up residence in us when we become a Christian.  Every human is a soul and has a spirit inside their body. This body will cease to live one day but our spirit will live on. So you can see that we are uniquely made.

If you are not a Christian the Holy Spirit tries to connect with you and get you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior so that you can have a relationship with God.

If you are a Christian and want to worship God, you must connect your spiritual self to His Spirit. This must be done in truth which is through your knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ in your life.

This is how it is with no exceptions: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, and you. The trinity and you! In John 4:24 the way to worship God and be deeply involved spiritually with Him is very clearly stated.  We worship God in spirit and truth.  God must be worshipped.   This is why He created us.

Where are God’s worshipers? Are you a worshipper?

John 4:24 is one of the greatest scriptures after John 3:16 because it tells you who God is and how to connect to Him!!!  WORSHIP GOD!

God’s Love for Us


This blog is saying things I’ve tried to share though my blogs…GOD LOVES US! WE SHOULD LOVE HIM NO MATTER WHAT OUR CIRCUMSTANCE IS! I pray this blog helps somebody!Be encouraged today!

Diary of a Quadriplegic

I haven’t written a blog post in a while because I’ve been in such a slump. There have been a lot of changes in my caregiving routine over the past several weeks and it’s caused me a lot of insecurity and anxiety. Those feelings are amplified during my nightly battle with insomnia and have caused me to experience a wicked depression. Some mornings I feel like I just can’t breathe and it’s difficult to focus on doing the right things.

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