You Knit Me Together in My Mother’s Womb

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I woke up this morning minding my own business when I made the mistake of getting on Facebook before I could finish a cup of coffee.  This is not a recommended activity. My coffee in the morning, acts as a “sedative” for my day with the benefit of “perk” but this morning WOE to the person that made a lengthy defense of why abortion is okay.  I feel fire coming up so forgive my coming rant. This is your queue to get out of here if you are not up for it.

Someone shared a post concerning the closing of North Alabama’s only abortion clinic. The article sites the reason for its closing is because of the new safety requirements that have been signed into law.  Of course, as you can imagine there were hundreds of comments under the article.  I should have known better than to open that can of worms.  I noticed one particular comment that seemed rather lengthy which drew my attention.  I figured anyone that had that much time to write must feel very passionately about it. (Hence, here I go). I delved into the person’s comment like jumping in to a garbage can blindfolded.  Now I just feel gross and aggravated!  This is where you come in.  Lucky for me – you are my “catch all” bag. You know, the bags provided in case you get sick on the airplane?  I’m just glad I have you.  My apologies ahead of time…

So a woman by the name of Anne is obviously well-educated and studied in law and the constitution because she spent the entire comment proving her case that abortions were lawful and also, our God given right as women.  She even made this statement, “Why do you want to judge and shame women? My God does not judge and punish people for medical procedures which are guaranteed by secular law.”  Based on her comments, I think it’s possible she is an aspiring lawyer and by the looks of her profile picture, a twenty-something.

Remember those days, ladies?  The world was ours, right?  Our bodies, our beauty, our prospective mates and the vast options of career were all lingering within our fingertips.  It seemed so new and exciting.  Men following us around like sheep and if we were clever, we would guide them this way and that way.  I became aware very quickly that as a young woman, there was power in my femininity. Then something unimaginable and radical happened!  I grew up.

I remember in high school, my class

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Empty-headed Words & The Blood Moon Controversy

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A Professor Says Don’t Discern the Signs as Literal

In response to the “Blood Moon” interest and Christians watching the heavens during our Lord’s Passover, it was essentially poo poo’d on by an Associate Professor of New Testament by the name of Ben Merkle. He works at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He stated in a prolific Christian weekly publication last month, “The wise course of action is NOT to speculate about various “signs of the times,” but rather to keep your spiritual house in order and give strong emphasis to Jesus’ pronouncement that ‘about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” This partial scripture he quoted is the “staple quote” that unknowingly unbelieving Christians (that is, they do not know they are unbelieving) use to make their case for their secret unbelief and to impose it on those who do believe the bible and what it says. Ever heard the cliche “Misery likes company”? You might be tempted to say, “Who do you think you are? After all, this man is an associate professor at a Theological Seminary!” My answer? I am just the kind of person that is bold enough to say something when it is completely asinine. I hope to explain here why this is the case.

As rightly mentioned by this professor – Jesus clearly does say we will not know the day or the hour. It is a mystery. I suppose Satan would benefit greatly had he had that information. Most students of bible prophecy understand that this is a mystery that God intended not to reveal. Yet He does give the church, through the Word and the Holy Spirit some level of understanding concerning the season of time in which He will come. He gave a little revelation to each of the prophets, some of the psalmists and to the apostles (not to mention, Jesus, himself). There will always be those of course that try to predict THE day and THE hour which always gives the rest of us expectant believers a black eye. As a bible prophecy student, I understand that when predictions like these are made then it will not, therefore, be THAT day. Make sense? Because I believe what the scripture says, “no man will know the day or the hour.” But just because I disregard predictions of THE day or THE hour, it doesn’t excuse me in disregarding the other prophetic signs of the nearness of His coming and our promised redemption to follow.

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The Coming Four Blood Moons

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“And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of The Lord.” Acts 2:21

Over this last week I have blogged about a progressive series of events whether heavenly or otherwise that are supernatural signs that have occurred and are occurring during these days in which we live.  My first blog in this series was entitled “The Sign”.  I brought to your attention strange and peculiar happenings going on all around the world that the mainstream media is not reporting. Then, a few days ago, I wrote my second blog post in this series called “Feast Your Eyes On This”. This was a message of the signs in the heavens that have unmistakably displayed itself on the Jewish Feast Days on the biblical calendar (i.e. Christ’s birth and death).  So today, I want to discuss with you about the upcoming four blood moons or Tetrad that everyone is talking about.  They will kick off their display in the heavens over some parts of the world over the next year beginning, you guessed it – ON PASSOVER, April 15, 2014!

A blood moon, simply put, is a total lunar eclipse.  Some light from the sun passes through the earth’s atmosphere and is bent toward the moon.  While other colors in the spectrum are blocked and scatter by earth’s atmosphere but red light makes it through.  Because of the moon’s vivid color NASA scientists often refer to it as the Blood Red Moon.  You may be asking, “So what?  Blood moons happen all the time!”  Yes, but a tetrad (or four blood moons in a row) do not.  As a matter of fact, there were only a few tetrads in the 1400’s, none in the 1500’s, 1600’s, 1700’s or even the 1800’s. However, there were three tetrads (series of four blood moons) in the 1400’s & the 1900’s.  Each of these tetrads each coincided with Jewish Feast Days (or sacred “rehearsals)”, AND major Jewish historical events.  Refer to my  “Feast Your Eyes On This” post.

The last three tetrads have occurred like this:

  1. 1493-1494 — This tetrad followed the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.
  2. 1949-1950 — This tetrad followed the re-establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.
  3. 1967-1968 — The beginning of this tetrad occurred right before the beginning of the Six Day War in 1967 where Israel regained Jerusalem; God’s Holy City.

Quite interesting…You can see what all the fuss is about.

Coming Blood Moon: One.  Beginning April 15, 2014 – on Passover.  If you recall from

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Feast Your Eyes On This

And God spaula dean2aid, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years. Genesis 1:14.

One of God’s purposes for the lights in the sky is to serve as SIGNS to mark sacred times.  In Leviticus 23:2, Moses wrote, “These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, that you shall proclaim as sacred convocations; they are my appointed feasts.”  Convocations, in Hebrew refers to “rehearsals”.  So this scripture is more simply saying, “These are the LORD’s appointed Feast Days, sacred rehearsals which we are to proclaim at their fixed times.” [My simplification]  For this reason, we should take God’s appointed feast times seriously, recognizing them as rehearsals to something important.

Regrettably, most of our English bible translations do not say “Sacred Times” but rather “Seasons”.  Obviously this is not what God meant as I proved to you when I quoted Leviticus 23:2 above.  When we think of seasons we typically think of winter, spring, summer and fall.  Since we use the Gregorian calendar rather than the biblical calendar that God established with His people, we do not have understanding of these special days or even there intended meaning.  As a result, the church body has been disconnected from God’s biblical calendar for 2000 years.  Because of this, we have missed out on some pretty miraculous patterns and signs.  As I mentioned above, Genesis 1:14 clearly states that the lights in the heavens will additionally serve as signs on these Sacred Days which in Jewish reckoning is, “Feast Days.”

Most theologians agree that these “Sacred Appointments” are “types” and “shadows” of things to come.  Because of the technology of this 21st Century, many scholars have noticed interesting happenings in the heavens during these feasts on the Jewish-biblical calendar.  These facts can now, incredibly, be corroborated by NASA.  They are able to track celestial events thousands of years in the past as well as in the future.

Signs in the heavens…

Many agree that it is likely that Jesus was born on The Feast of Tabernacles (which means “God dwells with us”). Let’s recall what happened when Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2.  The heavens declared something special was going on and it was during The Feast of Tabernacles.  Thankfully, the church has just recently been made aware of the importance of these feasts, by way of increased knowledge and the kindness of our God.  Knowing God has established these days and times from the creation of the world should build our faith that He has absolutely everything under heaven and earth in the palm of His hand.

Some of you may be concerned that I am speaking about astrology.  I am absolutely not!  When I step out on my back porch and cast my eyes upward towards the night sky, I praise my Heavenly Father every time.  Yes, the enemy has tried to corrupt “our watching” and every possible means to communicate with our Great God by the sin of idolatry.  The difference between astrology and biblical astronomy is simple.  Astrology is the worship of the celestials/cosmos rather than the Creator of them.  These worshipers turn to astrology for answers rather than to the one who has placed them into their positions and given them each a name.  Biblical astronomy is simply taking notice of the beautiful billboard God has placed above our heads as a sign to us, paying close attention to His appointed days of convocation.

Let’s review the events that have occurred in the heavens during The Feast of Passover when Christ suffered and died on the cross. At the 9 o’clock hour in

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The SIGN says

Yeshua Do you like signs? How about supernatural signs? Many of us are quite familiar with all the wonderful supernatural events God displayed to the Jewish people when He delivered them out of Israel.  Remember Moses and his miraculous staff? The waters parting? The billow of smoke by day and the fire by night? How about Joshua and his army simply marching around the walls of Jericho seven times and blowing their trumpets seven times while the “walls came ah crumbling down”?  How about Gideon’s army? Remember God using 300 Israelites to defeat 135,000 Midianites? Remember Elijah praying to God asking Him to send down fire for all the people to see?  What about Jesus coming into the world and fulfilling all the prophecies of the prophets of old like Micah, Isaiah and King David (to name a few)?  And of course, the most important – the most incredible miracle of all: Jesus, God’s son, dying on a cross for our sins and then raising from the dead in all His glory!  He defeated death, isn’t that the most miraculous thing of all times? We have to admit though, in general terms, God hasn’t been quite as noticeably fantastic over the last two thousand years. Certainly, we know God is working miracles all the time but in a more quiet manner.  For whatever reason, He has sovereignly chosen to refrain from doing things like say; raining fire down on the altar of our churches or allowing people like you or me from raising people from the dead, for example. Yet, just when you thought it was safe to get drowsy and fall asleep, think again! God is sending many supernatural and unusual signs to wake us up.  Are you noticing or are you rolling over and  hitting the “Snooze” button? If you are a scoffer you must understand that you being “wrong” is more deadly than me being wrong. After all, if I’m wrong – well, worst case, I

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faithasachild“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”  Romans 12:3

I have had some time over the last few weeks to think over some areas of my life.  With the holidays, I have had more opportunity to spend time with my family while pulling back from other things. God can sometimes give us a healthy and fresh perspective when doing this.

A few weeks ago – I struggled to blog something “Christmas (ee)”.  There was simply nothing in my mind I felt would remotely interest you.  There was only one thing that I found myself journaling about….my past.  I wasn’t quite sure why God was having me rehash all those yucky memories all over again but it was where my mind traveled.  It didn’t seem edifying to write such things to you at the time.  However; I do recall telling my blog followers from the very beginning that I would be honest and sincere about my thoughts and the struggles to encourage as we each travel this journey.

My journal entries two weeks ago are so true.  It revealed to me that when I was a child – I had it; faith that is.  I fully understood cognitively that I had no rights and no power or authority in this world.  I understood that I was nothing.  When I was afraid, I prayed so sweetly as I recall now, saying, “Jesus…”, in my bed at night.  When I didn’t know what to do, I would say, “God…”  I’m not sure at what point in my life I got the false idea that suddenly I had power and authority and actual control.  Where did I get the audacity to

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Your Dwelling Place

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My Dwelling Place

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.  The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is on my side as my helper I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.  It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.  It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.  All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off!  They surrounded me; surrounded me on every side; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them off!  I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me.  The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.” Ps. 118:5-14

Two days ago, I woke up with the title, “Your Dwelling Place,” and I sat and wrote hours of material.  Just as I was journaling this chapter this morning, I prayed, “God, let this be your message, not mine.”  Then suddenly, without warning, my fingers tore over my keyboard, and the old material was set off to the side.  Here is your real message; from the Holy Spirit, entitled, “Your Dwelling Place.”

On September 22, I had a dream which, in my best estimation, should be called “Your Dwelling Place.”   In the dream, I stood in a field while an unknown person leaned over and whispered in my ear, “A swarm of bees is coming.  Take cover quickly now!”  I looked off to see my children playing far from me, and with the resounding hum of bees approaching, I screamed with no time for explanation, “Get down and cover your faces!”  Once I finished my frightened directive, I too had to take the same position of safety.  The swarm of bees covered me like honey, swarmed around me, and perched on every ounce of my body, all the while stinging.  The buzzing of their wings rang in my ears, increasing my level of terror.  All I could think was whether my children had heeded my instruction with no explanation to them.  Every time I resided in that fearful abode, I was repeatedly stung like a penance.  As my mind sprinted with anxiety, more stinging came.  Alas, I surrendered to it all: the fear, the pain, and that frenzied need to control the situation.  I finally set my mind on the dwelling place—with Christ Jesus in Heavenly places.  I mentally gave up my temporary habitation, supernaturally.

It was at that point that the stinging abruptly ceased.  It was the removing of myself from this “temporary” dwelling and putting myself into the Everlasting from which I already reside, spiritually speaking.  I rested under what swiftly became a warm blanket of fortification rather than a blanket of torment.  I rested in my dwelling place, listening to my own soft breaths—in and out, in and out.

Bees… what a paradox.  We need them, but we should revere them.  They do God’s work by pollinating everything wonderful that we eat.  They are diligent, persistent, and loyal, even to death.   As a swarm, though, they are quick, deadly, and fierce.  When they make their appearance, it is sudden. Rarely do we have a minute’s notice to retreat.  Hence, my dream, “The Dwelling Place.”

Last year, we went on a camping trip with a group of friends to one of our local state parks.  The children were all playing and tromping around in the woods while the adults sat around a warm campfire.  Suddenly, an incessant shriek bellowed forth.  All the parents jumped up, looking in all directions.  Then, running swiftly, came one of the little boys with an angry swarm of bees ensuing behind.  They swarmed in and around him, stinging his scalp and embedding stingers in his skin, under his shorts, through his socks, and even inside his shoes.  There was no escape for him, or those of us who were slumbering near our cozy little campfire, since that is where he led the missile-carrying troops.  No amount of running, screaming, swatting, or adult intervention mattered.  Not only was the child stung something close to thirty times, but those who dared interfere were stung as well, including myself.

I believe God still reveals himself through dreams just as He did in times past.  It is not that I claim special knowledge, but what I will admit is that my life is centered on listening for His still small voice.  The Lord knows He has my undivided attention in the quietness of my dreams.  There are no electronic devices, no “Mama, Mama” diversions in my ear, and no Nightly News stories to distract me.

Perhaps this dream means trouble is coming to our nation; misfortune we will not be able to escape.  For application, let’s say I am that “unknown” person represented in the dream who leans over to whisper in your ear, “A swarm of bees is coming.  Take cover quickly now!” At this moment, you only have enough time to get the attention of your children with no time for explanation, and fewer moments to take cover yourself.  Whatever this “swarm of bees” symbolizes—it will come on us like a fast moving train.  Yes, here in the United States – hastily.  Our only alternative will be to crouch down, cover our faces, and pray.  We will have to completely and utterly trust Christ and not focus on the happenings going on about us.

I kept saying these confessions in my dream, “God is my refuge – my dwelling place. I trust Him whether I live or die, either way; I am delivered into His dwelling place.”  I pray that when our troubles come hurriedly, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we all can say the same, “He is my refuge – my dwelling place.”

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:1-3

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The Age of Apostasy!

Paul comforted the Thessalonians with these words, “Let no one in any way deceive you, for it [Jesus’ return] will not come unless the APOSTASY comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,” (2 Thess. 2:3, NASB).

Apostasy means to fall away from the truth [truth according to God not the world]. Therefore, an apostate is someone who has once believed (at least intellectually) and then later, rejects the truth of God. It is a rebellion against God because it is a rebellion against truth.

APOSTASY has spread like gangrene in the so called “church” today. Most “Christian” leadership today feel so uncomfortable preaching about sin and judgment. Rather there is a general sense that their ultimate goal is to grab hold of a perfect methodology to add numbers to their congregation. Using methods that only speak about the love and mercy of God not addressing the wrath of God. It is more profitable to feed the people motivational speeches on self-importance and self-esteem, in other words. The uncomfortable TRUTH is that TRUE Christianity is very exclusive, like it or not, by Jesus’ own words, “I am THE way THE truth and THE life. NO ONE (not even very beautiful and funny Oprah) comes to the Father except through me.” Also, the apostle John states in 1 John 4:6; “We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.” If we study the scriptures and see what the apostles taught, we will find that many today do not adhere to their message.

By now, many of you may be wondering, “What about this Oprah Winfrey stuff?” Did you know that Oprah was named after the biblical person of “OR – PAH” mentioned as the daughter-in-law of Naomi in the Book of Ruth? Ms. Winfrey’s mother simply misspelled her name on the birth certificate. Here is a “refresher” of the story found in the Book of Ruth:

A Jewish woman by the name of Naomi lost her husband and two sons and decided to leave the pagan country of Moab (modern day Jordan) and go back home to her own people; Israel. Orpah and Ruth were her Moabite daughter-in-laws. The Moabites were known for worshiping Moloch to which they would sacrifice their own children to. Ruth, protested to Naomi in tears, not to make her stay back. She said, “I will go where you go and your God will be my God.” After an initial half-hearted protest from Orpah, she decided she would turn back towards her people of Moab and follow after their false gods like Moloch. Something interesting that I came across while writing this blog was this statement concerning the Jewish people of God, “Moloch was one of the false gods that Israel would worship during its periods of apostasy.” Has American Christianity turned to Moloch in our apostasy too and have sanctioned the sacrificial killing of over 50 million babies since 1973?

According to an article in Jewish Women, A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, [Moabite Orpah] after departing from Naomi is seen in a very unseemly light by Jewish historians. “…once Orpah had taken her leave of her mother-in-law, her subsequent actions are deemed extremely negative. She is said to have lain, that very night, with one hundred men, and even with a dog. The Philistine Goliath, who fought the young David during the battle in the valley of Elah, was born of this promiscuous activity. Orpah’s wanton behavior is said to be characteristic of the interpretation of her name,

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There Is a Way That Seems Right to a Man, But Its End Is The Way to Death

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Good morning everyone! I am so sorry I have neglected this blog. It’s hard when you’re so tired to think straight enough to write something coherent. But today, we have started our five hour van ride to Bucharest and I have time to speak with you about what God has been doing in all of our hearts; Romanians and Americans.

I will say, this trip has been incredible. Every year…is not comparable to others but stands on its own. When you think on the people; the stories, the poverty, the hurts and then those windows to the soul…it touches your heart inexpressibly. These things are neither happy nor sad but a despairing, a joyous, yet heart wrenching experience. It’s hard to lay hold and give a definition to it all. I wonder if God experiences all these same emotions simultaneously too, when He looks down upon us: a despairing, a joyous and heart wrenching love towards us.

Let me share with you a little of what I saw, heard and felt over the last few days. I saw AND feel convinced that God was in ALL things. I am convinced that the majority of people that came to my eyeglass table were given all the information they needed for salvation. I explained the simplicity of it all and our complete inability to achieve perfection or salvation without Christ. I took them through scripture and had them read it for themselves with their new reading glasses. I had some tell me essentially, “I’ll take my chances” and things like “My religion is Orthodox!” and even, “if I go to hell then I go to hell.” I would always follow up these words, “I wanted you to know the truth and Youve now seen the truth for yourself.” Then i would follow with these words, “I ask you…to think on these things.” I had others that wept and said, “I want hope and assurance.”

I told a thirty year old man that he was so young that he probably wouldn’t have to have reading glasses. Then he angrily asked me if I was mocking him and if so, he would get up right then and leave! We explained to him that we were complimenting him. Then after giving him glasses, I shared the plan of salvation. He listened but was not particularly interested in anything I had to say. So I gave him some tracts and asked him to promise me he would read the material and consider the things in them. He reached and shook my hand and said, “Thank you very much and I promise to throw it all in the trash” and he walked off. I was mildly hurt but mainly I just felt sadness for him. I told my interpreter, “We did what God asked us to do- now he will be accountable.” Later, he was asked to leave the building because he was walking around insulting people. I can’t explain it but ever since he left something in me says, he will not throw that material away but WILL contemplate these eternal matters in the privacy of his home. I feel 100% certain of it, so praise God that the spirit in us speaks the truth while the man continues to speak lies.

Yesterday we went to a village called, “Roman.” This is the most authentic Gypsy village I’ve ever been too. The women all dress like fortune tellers; scarves

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If You Confess with Your Mouth

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Today we went to the same village. We probably saw a couple hundred people. Eyeglasses got real bottle necked again this morning. I was feeling the pressure but stayed true to sharing with each person the best I could. We had interesting conversations with the people. This village is very faithful to the Orthodox Church which says basically, you cannot be saved if you sin. There again, the majority of people believed it was unlikely they would go to heaven because they were just “too bad” and were unable to stop sinning. Their faces look very hard when they first speak. You know…like they’ve made peace with the idea. But when I told them the gospel in all his grace and forgiveness, their faces seemed to soften. And many times, tears would form in their eyes. My interpreter and I both noticed and discussed this transformation in their bodies and faces. Don’t get me wrong, I never preached the “no repentance required” doctrine. We just explained that after repentance, it is only The Lord Jesus IN us that brings a real transformation.

All day long it seemed appropriate for me to take people all through the biblia to prove my point. I told them, “This is how you can have assurance…” Then I flipped in the Romanian bible to Romani 10:9. Remember? “If we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Then, I would flip in the Romanian biblia to 1 Ioan 1:9. Remember this one, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” And Ioan 14:6, ” Jesus told them, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except by me.” Thank goodness, it was easy enough for me to maneuver around the Romania biblia because the chapter names look very similar to English. 🙂

I learned during lunch from one of the interpreters, that when one of them jumped in to help with eyeglasses (because we were backed up) many people said, “no, we will wait to speak with them.” You know what that means don’t you??? They saw us sharing and THEY DECIDED they wanted to hear! There was no secret that not only

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Open Their Eyes Lord

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Today we travelled to our first village. It took two hours to get there. We began around 10:30 and worked until 5:00. I was assigned my interpreter this morning and I was blessed to get Carmen again as we have worked together two other years. We work well together and share common goals. It’s like, by now, she understands my train of thought as I try to share with the people. That’s saying a lot! :).

What a great day! As I feared, the line got bottle necked at my station because I was sharing and asking the people if they had assurance of their salvation. Most didn’t know whether they would spend eternity in heaven or hell. They just kept saying, “I don’t know” or “maybe or maybe not.” It was bizarre to me to know that a person could be so none chalet about the whole matter. Most believed they would go to heaven if their good deeds outweighed their sinfulness. It’s all a very confusing matter. I asked many, “If you could earn your salvation then way did Christ die?” It was as though they had never thought about that before. Many promised me they would take the reading glasses that I had just given them and begin to read their bible. Isn’t it interesting to work in eyeglasses? I gave them eyeglasses to see with their eyes and then God is going to use them to open their heart. God has everything planned out before we step foot in this world. Even when we mess up, he works it to good for those that love Him!!

I had a woman that needed prayer because she was a believer but she was also superstitious. She has a relative that is bedridden and epileptic. She asked me if she could catch any evil spirits from her relative. I told her if she was a believer that she was sealed by the Holy Spirit and could not be overtaken and that in all reality her relative simply had an illness not any sort of possession. It may seem almost silly to us but I promise you- this was a very serious and emotional situation for this woman. She wept and wept. We prayed with her and encouraged her to call on the name of JESUS when the spirit of fear came to mind.

We spoke with an alcoholic for

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En Route

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We are currently flying over Prague, heading towards Bucharest, Romania. Then we have about a six hour drive up in the mountains of Comenesti. I just ate my lunch which seems more like dinner since my day didn’t seem to end yesterday. When I arrived in London, you guys were fast asleep in bed. It was approx. 10:00 am (London) but 4:00 am for you guys. It took Steve a while to answer the phone. 🙂 I did manage to get a few hours of sleep on my eight hour flight from Chicago.

As we finished our dinners last night, I noticed a beautiful sunset off in the distance. That was around 8/9:00 pm last night (Central time). Then at 1:00 am the flight attendants were rolling breakfast carts down the aisle and the sunrise was piercing in. It’s all very strange; only a few hours separating sunsets and sunrises. 🙂

I was feeling very sentimental yesterday just before I left and shortly after. I always get this way just before I leave and go on these trips. After I boarded the plane in Huntsville, I could see my family from my window and we waved continuously until I taxied out of view. It was all very sweet. We should all hug our families more.

Also, I think my sentiment comes from the fact that I I take these trips so seriously. It opens my heart to hidden sin in my life and like my tendency to depend on A #1. It’s a weird time of purging. You know, seeing what you’re really made of? I was reading in John 15 moments ago and could see clearly that when we are with Him (Jesus), the Father will cut off the branches that do not bare fruit and will prune the ones that do. It’s really quite beautiful; the vulnerability (even though it hurts!) It gives way for God to show us how faithful HE is and how unfaithful we really can be. You guys are going to be fed up with all my mushy talk!

Something else that was so sweet to me was the “well wishes” I received just before I left. I got to visit with some precious friends beforehand and speak to several of you either by phone or text. You have no idea how encouraging it has been to me. Please pray for my ears to hear what the spirit is saying, eyes to see and my heart to feel deep compassion for those in need of a Savior. Sometimes it isn’t always easy to love.

Okay, we’ve landed in Bucharest and are driving now through a little thunderstorm. We are heading for Comenesti. It is currently 5:40 pm, Friday evening here. People are dosing off and I’m hearing a few jerking snorts. Hopefully, we’ll reach our destination by midnight tonight. I will say, this year’s travel went the smoothest ever. I met the rest of the team in Chicago and all luggage arrived safely with no problems going through customs in Bucharest. Total team size is 10 people + an additional 10 interpreters. The plan as for now is to separate into 2 groups and hit different small villages. The team leader has already told me he is going to work me some on the eyeglass ministry and some on evangelism. So, as God would have it, I cannot make any plans in my own mind and of my own accord. Who knows…I may be juggling balls and doing stand up comedy before it’s all said and done! 😉 Each day as it currently stands is a complete and utter mystery to me.

Thank you for your prayers. I’ll post this tonight as soon as we get to our rooms in Comenesti and have WiFi. Then it’s bedtime!! Hope the rooster has a sore throat this year!!

Blessings,

Kimberly

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Romania 2013

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Monday morning, July 8th, 2013. I’ve been up since 5:30. Typically, I’m not an early riser but today is different. As I sit and drink my coffee, I thought it might be nice to jot down my thoughts to you. Thursday, July 11th at 12:55 pm, I fly out from Huntsville International, to Chicago O’Hare, London and then finally Bucharest, Romania. It will take us nearly 24 hours to arrive at our final destination – Comanesti, Romania; Friday evening.

This will actually be my fifth year to go. It’s hard to believe – really. Today, I’m almost as nervous as the first time I went, back in 2009. Some might say “nerves” are a sign of weakness or maybe even a lack of faith in God. What can I say, I’m human. I think these people would be right to some extent but then again, maybe nerves are a sign of our awareness of complete and utter dependency on the LORD to accomplish anything good. I suppose if I went with all the confidence in myself, I would be sorely reminded very quickly of my place in the scheme of things. Honestly, I’ve made that mistake before and the LORD, in His love (believe it or not) is bound by His Word to keep me humble and in complete submission. Being “brought down from your high horse” is not a subject that is pleasant to reminisce.

I think back on a spring morning back in 2009. I got up, poured my self a cup of coffee and sat down with the LORD. That morning was a little different than other mornings. I could feel God stirring something in my heart. I just had no idea at the time what it was. I happened to be studying the book of Philippians at the time and was enraptured that day with Phillipians 2:6-8,

“Who, (Jesus) being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!”

Then I found myself in Psalm 116:6-14:

“The LORD protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living. I believed; therefore I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” And in my dismay I said, “All men are liars.” How can I REPAY the LORD for all His goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all His people.”

With deep emotion, I made a vow that morning that I was willing to do whatever He called me to do to “repay” Him for all His kindness towards me. I told him I was willing to humble myself, even unto death.” I documented all these thoughts in my journal. Later that morning, I was asked to go to Romania and testify to others about what He had done in my life. Scared? That is an understatement. I was amazed at how quickly the LORD was “cashing in” on my vow! 🙂 And I’ve never been the same since. The picture I have posted means so much to me. This dear woman was the very first woman that I spoke with that year. She became a believer. So I think of her today and I praise God.

My primary role on these mission trips has always been to work in evangelism; however; a strange request came my way this year. I was asked by the team leader to work in eyeglasses. Typically, I’ve been one of the people to sit down and share the gospel with people. Well this year, evangelism is not what God has called me to do, per say. I’ve been asked to set up an eyeglass table and administer glasses to those in need. Truthfully, my initial thought was disappointment. I thought, “how could I possibly do something I’ve never thoroughly done before?” I questioned in my mind if this task was my area of giftedness. But immediately, the spirit of God reminded me

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Exponential Knowledge Explosion

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#2 Reason We Know Jesus is Standing Just at the Door

Exponential Knowledge Explosion

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, (of the prophecy) even to the time of the end: many shall run to and from (travel), and KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED.” Daniel 12:4

Daniel, in 12:8-10 writes, “As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, ‘My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?’ The angel replied, “Go your way Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but THOSE WHO HAVE INSIGHT WILL UNDERSTAND.”

How do you suppose a 1st Century man (John, the disciple of Jesus) would describe a vision he saw taking place in the 21st Century? He did it just like this:

“I watched as He (Jesus) opened the 6th seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to the earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island were removed from its place.” Revelation 6:12-14

There is no reason for me to push any idea into your mind about what these above scriptures could possibly mean. You and I live in a century where the prophecy of Daniel has been opened and we understand CLEARLY what this describes, even if he could not. By the way, in my research, I found out that the “over pressure” of a nuclear blast actually rolls the atmosphere back over on itself.

Zechariah, the prophet, wrote this concerning the last days, “And this shall be the plague with which The Lord will strike all the people that wage war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.” Zechariah 14:12

Here again, I can’t imagine there being any doubt in your mind as to what Zechariah was describing. He was obviously using language of his time to describe this vision. He is clearly speaking about

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God’s Timepiece

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“Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11

I encourage you to be a “Berean” because these scriptures were written for OUR instruction and intended to be searched out exhaustively. Do not just take my word for it.

God’s prophetic timetable is ticking quickly now.

I haven’t the slightest idea when the LORD will make His appearing and call the true believers up to meet Him in the air to be with Him always, (1 Thes 4:14-18 – Harpazo/rapture). Most bible scholars, in general, agree it will precede the great and terrible day of His wrath on the whole world. However; it’s fair to say, that if you study the Word of God even haphazardly these days, you should clearly see that things are lining up quite precisely. My goal is to simply challenge you to search the scriptures for yourselves and then pray for God’s wisdom.

#1. Reason We Know Jesus is Just at the Door

**Israel, that teeny tiny country in the Middle East that borders the Mediterranean Sea**

Have you ever taken a world map and rolled it out completely on the floor? Would you be surprised to know that in doing so, you would find Israel right smack dab in the middle? I mean right there in the middle! Ezekiel 5:5 says, “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: This is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries all around her.” How could a man thousands of years ago know the scope of the entire geography of the world when he wrote these things down? Obviously, he was inspired by the Spirit of God.

Don’t you find it odd that Israel is placed geographically where she is? I did not realize this until I began homeschooling my children. I was absolutely flabbergasted! Funny how not only is she (Israel) centered precisely on the center of the map, she is in the center of the nations present quandaries. This lines up exactly with what the Prophet Zechariah predicted when he said, “In that day I will make Jerusalem a stumbling block for all people; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth gather against it.” (Zechariah 12:3). Surely, we do not have to be seminary trained to recognize this obvious issue. All the nations are meeting, talking, negotiating, pleading, forcing, arguing and threatening this small nation that happens to be the gargantuan size of Rhode Island. She was made a desolation after the Romans conquered her causing a scattering of her people among the nations. All these things took place on 70 A.D until May 14, 1948. This was the day the LORD made good on His Word to make her a nation again, miraculously, in one day.

In Isaiah 66:7-8, the prophet foreshadowed the re-birth of Israel in 1948. He describes a woman giving birth before going into labor, (the whole world has been in labor pains ever since that birth) and he speaks of a country being born in one day. This accurately describes what happened on

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Wake Up, O Sleeper!

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Praying, O, LORD – this will touch the hearts of Your people and that they too, will be a light to others.

Ahhhh, Saturday morning.  There IS no better day of the week to sleep in.  Saturdays are the days in which we treasure and look forward to rest from a busy week.  Maybe it’s that day that you just lay around the house with your pajamas on watching old movies.  Unfortunately, this post is a plea for you to accept the reality that TODAY is no longer SATURDAY.  TODAY is MONDAY, and it’s time to Wake up, O, Sleeper.  We have lots of work to do.  But first, our eyes must be opened to the truth.

In 1 John 1:5, the beloved disciple John writes:

“This is the message we have heard from Him (Jesus) and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.”

To watch the news you might think the world is over as we know it AND you would be right.  It’s sad, isn’t it?  To let it all go.  You know, the comfort and security.  That utter dependency on self and our government to bring us happiness has always been our pride and “fall back.”  Now the reality sets in that we have been led astray innocently into putting all of our trust into a system rather than GOD.  Isn’t this what Israel did? This system, the American Government – the American dream, with all its freedoms to worship and to protect oneself from our enemies, and to speak out against the system if need be – is perishing right before our very eyes.

I saw a statistic yesterday that said that our President has an all-time low approval rating of 48%.  My question is….who are the 52% that actually think he has done a fabulous job in leading this nation out of debt, supporting ALL peoples constitutional rights. (not just gays, liberal educators, and Muslims)?  I also read an article in a National Security Administration manual that listed characteristics of a potential terrorist.  I found it interesting that many of the characteristics on that list would have been considered admirable in this nation at one time.  I am definitely considered a terrorist, people.  Are you considered a terrorist to the U.S. Government and to the world?  And if not – why not?  Jesus said, “Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you” in John 15:20.

Have you actually met me?  What about my family?  I am a bible believing Christian, who owns a gun who believes the bible is inerrant.  I also believe what it says about the “End Times” (yes, that was listed on the Terrorist Watch List), and finally I homeschool my children, just to name a few.  Notice what all these things have in common…no dependency on the government for my faith, my protection, my future or the education of my children.  You mean to tell me that our government is threatened by those who depend on an outside source other than them?  This outside source being our Creator God.  So this is why my government and others are threatened by me?  How could these things possibly upset a bunch of people in Washington?  I suppose with the recent release that our government is monitoring FB, emails, and phone calls – I’m sure someone’s computer is dinging in D.C. right now, due to all the key words I’ve typed in this blog (i.e. president, homosexuals, guns, Christian, end times prophecy, homeschool, and Muslims).:)  Wow!  There are dark spiritual things going on here that we cannot even imagine.  But I will not be intimidated.  If I get audited, I’ll let you know. J

I used to think when I heard people talk like this years ago that they were conspiracy theorists and nuts.  As it turns out – THEY WERE RIGHT!  So who’s nuts now?  I’ll tell you – those who refuse to see the most obvious and blatant abuse of governmental power we have ever seen in our nation.  Also, if you call yourself a disciple of Jesus Christ then the eyes of your heart SHOULD be opened to these things.  The eyes of your heart should take notice of world events in addition to U.S. news.  It’s important that we focus on the happenings in Israel and those coming against her.  Most biblical scholars agree that the events happening in the Middle East are very revealing in God’s prophetic time table.  Aren’t you interested in knowing what time it is?

I have a feeling of loss here concerning this nation.  Last year, my children and I got to go with my husband to D.C. on a business trip.  As we sat in a theatre at the Museum of American History, I wiped tears away as I watched a beautiful and touching documentary of the history of our nation.  The reason I wept is because I knew in my spirit that it was all over; the liberties, patriotism and the God-fearing attitude of most Americans.  I still on occasions find myself mourning the idea and the loss of it all.  Change is hard, isn’t it?

The Spirit of Prophecy is the testimony of Jesus Christ.  We need to wake up people.  Haven’t you heard the expression, “Wake up the ‘Sleeping Giant.’?”  The sleeping giant, in

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What Choo Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?

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What this really needs to say is, “What choo talkin’ ’bout Kimberly?”

Have you ever just sat and thought about Jesus?  Sometimes when I think about God and who He really is it causes me to get a headache.  I keep headaches. Even if I were to empty my brain of its contents (maybe a marble or two, a feather and a piece of lent) and poured the knowledge of God to the rim  – my brain would still obviously not comprehend His vastness. I do, however, want to share with you some things that I think God is revealing and we should consider them in our thoughts.

God has been showing me how important it is to have a deep abiding relationship with the person of Jesus Christ (John 15:5) rather than the general term of “God” or “Lord.”  This world we live in unfortunately defines “God” too loosely.  You might think this sounds heretical, after all, you might ask, “ Isn’t God really just Jesus?”  Of course!  But there is something to this part of the Trinity that cannot be overlooked.  It is the “Jesus” part of God that inserted Himself into humanity to reach mankind.  True?  It is THROUGH Jesus that the barrier was broken between carnality and His spirit.  It was THROUGH Jesus, that the penalty was paid.  It is faith IN and THROUGH Jesus we may have eternal life.  And if you look at Acts 4:11-12 you will see there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”  It is always JESUS.  When I was little and freshly saved, I ALWAYS prayed, “Jesus…”  Isn’t this so sweet? Full of faith.

Look at these scriptures before we go further:

So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32.  “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8.

Have you ever contemplated in your prayer life things like, “Who should I pray to? God? Jesus? LORD? Holy Spirit?”  Of course as

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Seeing this picture might look frightening to you.  I’ve never done well in small spaces and as it turns out, I’ve recently gathered that not only do I not like small spaces in our physical world but I also do not like them in the spiritual world either.  I have never given much thought to this weird concept until recently.  Let me explain.

I realize, spiritually speaking, that God is sovereign in all things.  I suppose if He chooses to place me in a box at the present time he has every right to do so.  I’ve looked through my prayer journal over the last couple of months trying to figure out what’s going on.  Many times, doing this very thing, I can find a pattern of thoughts and ideas that the LORD is showing me.  It’s actually pretty neat.  As I was doing this the other day, I noticed that in most cases, I’ve diligently prayed for things that I know are in accordance with His will.  So why do I find myself in a box, of sorts then?  After all, doesn’t the Word of God promise us if we pray in accordance to His will, it will be done?

What can a person do in a box anyway?  Obviously someone in a box is of no value.  They cannot even voice a discernible idea to anyone other than to an audience of two – the one in the box and the LORD who hears all things.  They certainly in that season, cannot blaze through on some sort of significant trek.  A person with my personality has a hard time sitting in such a box.  I’m realizing this is actually a trust issue.  Maybe you’ve found yourself in a box at one time or another.  The best way to describe it is like being in a “holding pattern”.

Years ago, I was flying to San Francisco to meet my husband who was there on a business trip.  I found myself stuck on the tarmac in Dallas, TX because of torrential storms.  We sat there for 3 hours waiting to disembark the plane.  Meanwhile, I had missed my connecting flight and the battery of my phone had died making it impossible for me to contact my husband who was to meet me in a few hours at the San Francisco International Airport.  Babies were crying all around me, lightening was flashing throughout the sky and people were getting agitated.  There was nowhere for me to run or escape.  I was trapped!  I do not thrive in an environment of agitated people, feeling hot and closed up in small spaces.  That’s when you realize that what you’re supposed to do in that situation is what I like to call, “Suck it up” mode.  I suppose if the LORD wants to put me in a box, even on a tarmac in Dallas, TX the best thing I can do is, well, “Suck it up” and wait out the storm.

I asked earlier, doesn’t the Word of God promise us if we pray in accordance to His will, it will be done? Well, I’ve prayed for wisdom and discernment yet instead I find myself unusually quiet in this area.  It’s as though the Lord has closed my mouth and disabled my cortex.  I’ve prayed for perseverance yet lately, I feel more on the side of fatigued.  I’ve prayed for pure joy that only comes from our Lord and instead, I am experiencing more of His detachment.  In addition, instead of receiving an overflow of the Holy Spirit, as I’ve prayed, it feels more like He has chosen to siphon the storehouse instead.  It’s as though I have asked to go “UP” and the LORD has said, “No, let us go down.”  It’s as though I’ve said, “I choose white and the LORD has said, “But here is black.”  It’s as though I have said, “Fill me up” and the Lord has said, “Drain from her reservoir.”  It’s as though I have asked for His power and the LORD has said, “You will be ineffective for now.”  What is going on here?

My kids like to play this game they call “Opposite Day.”  It goes something like this… if one means to say “yes” then you would instead say “no” and if you mean to say “right” then you would therefore say “left.”  Get it?   My boys can entertain themselves for a long period of time with this game because it gets rather funny and quite confusing as one can imagine.  However; when it comes to real life – there’s nothing funny about “Opposite Day”.

Close your eyes and picture yourself in a transparent box and

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Have I Lost the “Cool Factor”?

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chair“Designer Aga Brzostek took the Snuggie one step further to create the Autumn/Winter Chair, a.k.a. a giant foam chair with a blanket attached. Has she gone too far?” 

This was the title of a “Gizmodo” article my husband subscribes too.  It’s a tech blog and he could not wait to show me this “get up.”  He knows me better than myself.  To be completely honest the moment I saw that chair, I have been in love ever since.  I mean it – LOVE!  Is there something wrong with me?  Then I begin to wonder when it all began to change…you know….seeing myself as that “cool chic” to just a tired woman wrapped up in a warm, cozy (did I mention “cozy”) recliner?  I knew something was wrong after I started having those weird desires to continue wearing maternity pants long after I had given birth to my twin boys.  After all, who would know?  I wanted comfort!  Is that so wrong?  Have I lost my “Cool factor?”

I have noticed the older I get the more I appreciate things like an extra jacket to carry in the restaurant, tennis shoes rather than high heels, warm socks when I sleep and provisions in my purse for a possible downpour of tears which would insure an onslaught of nasty “snotting.”  I can’t have that.

I’ve decided I’m turning into my grandmother but I’m still very young. Right? :/  The only exception is I haven’t starting carrying “Juicy Fruit” gum in my purse to hand out to all the bored children down the church pew.  It isn’t because I haven’t considered it.  If I was able to control my “smacking” while I chewed, then I probably would carry “Juicy Fruit” gum in my purse.   Yet, I’m certain to always have cough drops on hand!  Why?  It isn’t as though I’m fighting a constant bronchial infection.  Yet, there they are.  My grandmother always had cough drops too.

What is going on?  When did the thoughts of tears, snot, coughing and warmth become a priority in my life?  I don’t think this seems “Cool.”  Gosh – I remember when I first started my career I used to wear 2 to 3 inch heels every single day to work.  I used to run through the office like a marathon runner in those shoes just to grab the phone in time.  What I carried in my purse had nothing to do with warmth or controlling a cough.  My purse was an oasis of beauty supplies!  It was like “Tammy Faye Baker” on crack.  Whatever the situation, I had a different color lipstick/gloss, thickness of mascara and powder whether for evening wear or day.  There was nothing in my purse that could have effectively helped in a power outage, no pocket knife or cute little flashlight.  Nor did I carry around transformers to entertain little boys.

I remember

Where Can I currently purchase this book?
Journal of a Sinner, Listening for that Still Small Voice

ISBN-10: 1498413064, ISBN-13: 978-1498413060

  1. Online Retailers: Amazon/Barnes & Nobles, ebook readers like: Kindle, Nook
  2. Ask your local LifeWay to order it for you
  3. xulonpress.com/bookstore/Journal of a Sinner, Listening for that Still Small Voice
  4. Contact Author (Website: Kimberlykmoon.com)

Multiplication Through Me

ImageI was talking to the kids the other morning about their lives and what an affect their seemingly small lives can have for the Kingdom of God. It’s interesting, as a parent how God will inspire us as we try to inspire our children. I explained how an elderly woman told me about Jesus during Vacation Bible School when I was seven years old. I specifically remember the theme of the VBS week, “The Good News!” I remember thinking, “What good news?”  It was really the first time I had heard anything quite that dramatic. I remember believing IMMEDIATELY. I think about that woman often. I think about how she made an invaluable effect in my life at a minimum, and potentially the lives of my own children. Then I wonder how many other little children she helped along the way and brought them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. But for the sake of being conservative lets say out of five hundred children she may have taught over the course of her lifetime only ten children actually became true believers. Isn’t it entirely possible she may have passed away feeling she had little affect, for the Kingdom of God? How wrong she would have been!  How many families, children, spouses would have been transformed from that conservative number of ten?  If we did the math on just those few people over the span of this woman’s lifetime the numbers could be up in the thousands! And this is just a conservative estimation.

Years ago, shortly after Steve and I were married we were invited to a co-workers house for a social. It seemed like a strange invitation as we had never socialized outside work with this couple before. So despite that nagging feeling that something wasn’t right, we decided to go anyway. When we arrived, we immediately realized we were the honored guests. We walked in and there were six other couples that all knew each other and who were staring

Where Can I currently purchase this book?
Journal of a Sinner, Listening for that Still Small Voice

ISBN-10: 1498413064, ISBN-13: 978-1498413060

  1. Online Retailers: Amazon/Barnes & Nobles, ebook readers like: Kindle, Nook
  2. Ask your local LifeWay to order it for you
  3. xulonpress.com/bookstore/Journal of a Sinner, Listening for that Still Small Voice
  4. Contact Author (Website: Kimberlykmoon.com)