"I believe connecting for human beings is not just important but imperative, and it is about more than similar interests. It is about what is alive at the center of our beings, about getting at the truest parts of one another.”

Friday, November 20, 2015

Revealing answers from ancient medicine for addressing resistant bacterias?

Let's make sure we wait until we get the bacteria rampantly spread over here and all about the world before we stop the craziness. I guess it would be too offensive to the animals to put them down and burn them. Let's keep treating farm animals with antibiotics and steroids. Yeah, that's worked well.
People, firstly stop using antibiotics for every little thing.
Also, request older antibiotics that can still fight today's bacterias in the U.S..
You do not have to play the pharmaceutical game with the doctors.
Sometimes resistance can decline when you rest an antibiotic. I went back to Tetracycline when appropriate for the bacteria versus the newest antibiotics. How crazy to begin with those. Tetracycline was off the market for a few years and is now back. Works awesome.
Get more involved in your healthcare decisions!
Why do we have no new medicines for bacterias?
Money! Bacteria becomes resistant before pharmaceutical companies can recoup their money.
Is there a better answer?
Researchers say a medieval remedy made of garlic, onion, wine, bile may be able to defeat MRSA superbug
Ancient recipe was found in 10th-century medical book at the British Library

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thanks to Governors, Thus Far Refusing Syrian Refugees in 27 States

27 State Governors Refuse Syrian Refugees

Don't back down governors!

If this president had not been so distracted by his plans to use the black people of America in order to destabilize our country he might could have aided in preventing this crisis to begin with. 
Now he would rather turn the tables and say the American people should be ashamed to not welcome with open arms the very people who have stated they have as their agenda to take this country down from within its own borders. 

Wake up Obama. It is not that we do not understand your ideal and distorted vision. We understand the ideal.  What we know though is this. That job is  huge and beyond human ability to change, it belongs to "God" alone. By the way, that is not you!

Although this president and many deceived citizens would like us to believe we are refusing good citizens into our country, this is not a similar case as in America’s past where peaceful Jewish or Cuban people's took refuge in our country. 
Syria is a country that has allowed their own beliefs and ideologies to develop terrorists. Take one terrorist out and another is born. Spreading the disease around the world does not halt it!

This is a people that hidden amongst them are murderous sociopathic terrorists who have stated they are sneaking into our country amongst these “refugees”  in order to destroy our country from within. And they have shown they make good on their promises.

This president has stated that we must simply accept the terrorist situation we face in our world today and he is good with it. Impeachable!!!
This president is quite evidently unable to fulfill the duties of the office of president of the United States.

I hand this president over to the good people of this country for impeachment.
I hand this president over to God for His quick judgment and reprimand.
We will see God's hand move quickly as people pray and stand against this insanity.

At the G20 Conference Obama states that he has an aggressive plan including placing a transitional government in Syria.

I ask:

"How do you install a transitional government who can offer change when all that are left are terrorists?"

This president is deluded.
Obama,  you are the one who wanted a New 21st Century United States.
Here you go.

You say our vetting refugees by whether they are Christian is not who we are.
You do not get to determine who we are. We do not even know you.

America does not want refugees from a country who would not stand up and fight for themselves against terrorists in their own country.

Thank you God that you protect your people. 
As we submit to your will once again, we thank you that you will bless this country.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

U.S. Prays for Paris While Firing Coach for Praying for His Team

How as believers do we justify our behavior in this country?

As a nation we collectively send prayers to Paris after the horrible terrorist attacks this past week,
and yet allow a coach to be fired for praying for his team before a football game?
Where are all the voting believers?
Have we become "christians" in word only?
"...having a form of godliness but denying its power." 2 Timothy 3:5
As believers we have power to affect our circumstances with our voice and our vote.

Pray for more faith.
Pray God touches hearts.
Pray God moves us to take action.
Do you sense a failure for believers words and actions to line up?

Let us know what you think.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Refugees (Syrian) in the U.S., Idiocy of the highest form

So, how has this insanity all come about?

In the wake of what took place in Paris Friday 13th.

Here in America take note:

People, it is not incorrect to protect your home and family.
You would not be a bigot, racists, or anything but a sane loving person to protect those you love.

Jesus teaches us:

But those who won't care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.  1 Timothy 5:8

We do not choose to accommodate our adversaries before protecting that which we love and hold dear.

If a terrorist runs towards you and your children or a loved one today and you had a gun in your hand, are you telling me you would not shoot and stop them?

If you are saying you believe you are to allow someone to harm those you love,
guess what?
You are listening to the wrong spirit.

Well, this country, the United States of America is our big house, our home.
As citizens we are to protect this home from all enemies foreign and domestic.
One way we do this is by a legal immigration process.
There is a reason why we have rules and regulations.
They are proven to work!
They are their for the current citizens protection, not the protection of those who "may" or may not become citizens one day.

Allowing those who slip in, or enter by an open floodgate policy does not allow time for the legal process put in place to protect yours and my loved ones.

Straight forward.

But what do misguided citizens who have been manipulated by idiot politicians yell for?

They want us to invite the enemy to live among us as ticking time bombs.

My family is covered.
Sadly theirs will not be.

They yell to allow this Syrian "refugee" craziness which is a liberal idiocy of the highest form.

Do they think they can escape what took place in Paris?

Why be surprised by the actions of these terrorists?

This is what terrorists do.

And in reality anyone who does not attempt to stop them is with them.

To protect ourselves is not fear.

To protect ourselves is not hate.

To protect ourselves is sanity.

This all said-

I know what will take place.
This government will allow these people to slip in, or rush in.
They will attack. 
They will murder and wreak evil across this country.
Once the harm is done and destruction is completed.
At the appointed time they will be destroyed in this land and their bones picked clean by the fowl of the air.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015


What is it you work towards achieving in life?

Will what you've worked for be burned up in eternity?


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Sunday, November 8, 2015

We require a kingdom vision

There is a goal in this world far greater than friendship.

Ever notice how much confusion we can create for those who are watching us, people whom God has placed in our paths to assist them, to help to light their way, the confusion created oft times when we choose to be their friend rather than offer them Jesus?

How confusing for people when what we believe seemingly tends to shift according to who we are talking with and what they are struggling with.

When we fail to relate our stand on righteousness in order to be another person's friend rather than offer them our savior, then our lights dim.

When our stand softens because we have wrongly perceived we are called to "love" them versus holding up righteousness, we confuse the very ones who need us most to stand on the never changing foundation of God's truth.

Todays "love" has become about making someone feel comfortable about their decisions whether they are righteous decisions or not.

People have been duped into believing it judgmental to make such a call.
How absolutely insane.

To stand strong on God's truth is the highest love we have to offer this lonely, hurting and deceived world.

Love covers a multitude of sin?
How then might I ask is that possible?
All that is called of us is simply that we "stand"!
Stand on the unchanging and infallible word of God.

Yes, it is possible for love to triumph over sin.
It is possible for love to banish it.
But only when God's truth is held high and sure so as to light up the furthest and deepest recesses, the corners where darkness tends to lurk, the crevices, in the distant shadows where we might fail to see sin even exists but God knows.

It is God's truth that exposes that darkness every time, not our friendship, not our soft, fuzzy, warm love.

I would never state that we are called to bat people over the head with a bible.
However, have faith that truth can do its own work even without our knowledge or understanding, these are not necessary to God's work.

It is not in our power that people are set free, but in the might of His word and our testimonies.
This is the power of God's truth.
Release it!
And watch His word set the captive free.

Friendship draws the lost close.
That is the place where the soft, warm, and fuzzies comes into play.
However, only as an introduction for Himself.
The lost and hurting require, Jesus.                                        

Allow for a moment your eyes to fall upon the vision of the not so distant kingdom home that awaits us and cease to struggle to form friendships here in this world. Rather focus on the work at hand.

"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."-John 12:32

True friendship awaits us there.
Friendship, will be afforded us there only because we held firm today to His truth in this world.

There, true relationship will be available because we offered up to others and stood firm on the same foundation of His word and all chose Jesus.

We will be like minded in our love for Jesus and His truth and this is what will afford us unity.

We will live in relationship because we all chose rightly His truth!
If God commands truth, and He does, and if it is of the utmost importance for you in this world, then it is the same for all.

We must maintain our gaze upon the kingdom vision!

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

One last time with the eliminate people and detox your life sham!

Let me first say this. If you are talking about culling your Facebook list of "friends" because you do not even know half the people in there. Or, if you need a little space between a relationship while others work out their issues that continue to impact you in a detrimental way, and by detrimental I don't mean just "ouying" your feelings. Then this is not a message for you.

However, if you want an excuse to drop friends, family, or long time church members because you have issues you can't work through for instance and projecting those feelings onto others makes you feel better about yourself...you might want to read on.

A big piece of the puzzle that evidently many people must fail today to see is that when they go around yelling eliminate people in your life who lie, disrespect, use, or put you down is that that they have just joined the big club of "conditional" lovers. 

Last time I checked God’s love was unconditional. 

If Jesus had waited to find a perfect person for whom to love who deserved His relationship we'd still be waiting for rescue.

If we were all as perfect as many seem to believe they are then we would not have needed His sacrifice to begin with. 

At least that is how I read God's word.  

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"-Romans 3:23

Of course today people hear what they want to hear, right?
I mean do what makes you feel comfortable, all the way to hell if you so choose.
And since people are evidently so miserable they see how many others they can drag down with them.
Wow! Let me apologize. I must have missed the memo that it was just everyone else that fell short and not the people who need to cleanse their lives by dumping their friends and family? 

Hey, over here all you confused and hurting people.
Great news for those of us who have at some time felt marginalized, forgotten, or dismissed by the other "elite". 

If you love Jesus and find yourself being condemned in this manner,
just..."Be still"-Psalm 46:10.

Praise God in that place. 
What He is quite actually up to is this. 
He is blessing you by removing the waste in "your" life.

He simply is pruning your life and clearing a path straight to Himself. 
You are dearly loved by the Most High God. 
He is running towards you with open arms. 

For all those who post this garbage. 
People do not need that type of condemnation in their daily lives.

I will say, "Praise you Father, 
for you are in deed truly good. 
God's mercy endures forever."

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Changing the face of America with the mighty finger and "The Ban". NOT!

So, this is what it comes down to?
A nation of sniveling children who need father president and his minions to police the entire world so your feelings are not ouied?

Even if government could remove every single item in the world from your sight and sound that offends or challenges someone guess what?

Those that were offended would find they are still living with their problem.
How is that?
They are their problem!

Want to not be offended?
Choose not to be.

Purchase and read The Bait of Satan, John Bevere , Living Free From the Deadly Trap of Offense

With all this sudden offense apparently lurking about us that so many sense we must now remove I ask how is it a black man like President Obama was even able to make it to his high office in America?

He was able because all the opportunities for offense in the world are nothing unless a person takes them up and allow them to be. Evidently he overcame those thoughts in his mind and did not allow them to hinder his life.

If he can do that anyone can choose to do the same.

Let's address a couple named issues that repeatedly come up in discussion these days.

So, if you need a job, let's deal with that issue. But be sure you are due that job, that you are qualified and capable to carry out the duties of that position. Do not take it and then decide you need to be accommodated (physical challenge exempt here and addressed prior to job acceptance). And be sure if you do get that job you work hard, and earn your pay, every penny. Earn what you are paid and then anticipate a raise. Not vice-versa.

Issues with housing? If you can afford a home in an area but you sense you are not welcome then deal with that issue. But deal with it there and then with those you assume are presenting the issue. And make dang sure you are a good neighbor worthy of living in that neighborhood. Neighbors have responsibilities to one another. To care for their homes, their yards, their pets, and to respect the other neighbors in the area. Not every time someone has an issue with a person or a group does it equate to making it a federal issue we all must listen to and pay for with our tax dollars. And give it time for it to work itself out before jumping the gun.

Ben Carson tells the story of how when his family bought one home in an a particular area a person pinned up a confederate flag to let them know how they felt about their moving into the neighborhood. He did not call the NAACP. The other neighbors took care of the slight and installed American flags in their lawns in support of Carson's family and to welcome them.

This craze of marches, burning towns, banning items, they are the way of fueling anger and inciting racism not extinguishing them. And they are the means by which politicians may gather votes and further their agendas.
These people are not for you. They are using you!

Laws, bans, gang riots will not change the heart of people, not change your world for good.

I have never in my lifetime seen such anger and animosity between the so called white and black races.

I side with Morgan Freeman, why can't we all just be "people"?

However, and with that said, if you need to describe a person, realize they do have a particular shade of skin.  I am caucasian. My skin is pinkish white. If you described me the word "white" would be appropriate in that description.

And when facts tell us a story, you can't change that fact with a lie. For example  the very much discussed stats for black americans and the prison system.
  • African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population
  • African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites
  • Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population
  • According to Unlocking America, if African American and Hispanics were incarcerated at the same rates of whites, today's prison and jail populations would decline by approximately 50%
  • One in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001. If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime
  • 1 in 100 African American women are in prison
  • Nationwide, African-Americans represent 26% of juvenile arrests, 44% of youth who are detained, 46% of the youth who are judicially waived to criminal court, and 58% of the youth admitted to state prisons (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice).

You change facts by people changing what they think in their minds and thereby their behaviors and the facts follow suit. Skewing facts leads to a society living in a false reality.

How would people go about changing minds and behaviors that have been ingrained for generations?

Personally, the Bible is where I seek that help.
And you must read the bible with a new spirit. So, we must ask that the Holy Spirit come into our lives and guide and enlighten God's Word to us. This process leads to better choices that create a new set of future facts, a clearer and true reality or foundation from which individuals and society may then function.

To wrap things up.
If you see me out and want my attention it is okay to holler, "Hey you...little blonde haired, middle aged, white woman with a smile on your face!

I promise I won't be a bit offended.
Every word you would be yelling would be true!

Or, if you so choose, go ahead and continue to ban away.
Sterilize society.
Ban everything in the world until it is sterile.
And what you will learn is just what I have stated above.
These same  people's hearts will remain stone and these same segments of society will continue to spiral down.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

What I discovered while peddling my bike this morning...

It has been a long while since I have hit the blog.
I  wrestled with a pain issue for several years. I needed a little break.

Here is a little update.

Well, I had to break down and head back to biking this morning. I have to admit I do not enjoy it as much as I once did. Seems I had forgotten humidity's affect, not good! Everyone in the family finally abandoned riding so that makes for lone bike rides.

But my fantastic doctor added a med for me to take for several months that along with its great benefits can and in my case helps to chunk weight on. So, I'll be biking for this year as much as I can get out there. As well, I will be hitting the gym shooting for 3 times a week.

Funny thing this weight has helped to unearthed in my relationship dynamics. A few key loving family members not mentioning names and friends must have secretly disliked my not having to wrestle with my weight all these years and now appear to be enjoying some secret degree of satisfaction from the few pounds the pain I have have suffered the past 15 years and now the few additional pounds from the medicine have helped heap upon me.

Ever been there? I mean let's be honest. Jerks come in all titles, shapes, and maturity levels.

My good news and focus is...my pounds will shed. While others must live with the thoughts and heart conditions they discover they posses. Find your way to forgive them. They are a in a dark place.

If you find yourself in similar circumstances know others as myself are there along with you and understand, and we will all persevere.

Hang in there.
Victory is ours!

1Peter 5:9  1 Corinthians 12:26

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

America at the crossroad...this is only a test!

Yes, this is only a test!

America is being asked to choose.
In the past living in America has meant we have free will both individually and collectively as a society.
Is that still important enough to us for us to fight for it?
Each generation has been asked this question.
Until now each generation has chosen the hard task and persevered to victory.
Victory at a massive cost-yet sweet victory.

Leaving each past generation to pass down to the next generation a legacy of hope.
SO, what will it be?
I think the biggest issue when asked this question is that people are so deceived they do not realize they have become captive slaves. How better to keep down a revolt from prisoners than to never let them realize they are in chains and shackles.
While we are lulled to sleep the shackles are eased upon society.

America is in deed at its crossroad.
What will we choose?
Will America continue to stand??

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Truth shines a light on liberal propaganda

Let truth loose to do its work!


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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Unveiling of Who We Are and the Mystery of Relating

As a society, as individuals we have moved all but totally away from intentional conversation and  depth that allows and brings a knowing of one another, that forges true relationship.

What value is true relationship anyways?
Why bother?

What is it that would cause us to pause and take notice of this thing called-true or valued relationship?
What lends a relationship value?

I can't answer these questions for you-or maybe these questions are not the point.
Maybe the issue here is not that I can't answer the question, but that I can't make you understand there is a question to begin with.

If you find this topic of interest which I am guessing you must or you would not be here, then follow along with me and my thinking and let's see just where this may lead us.

For myself, I value connection and maybe you do as well. But not this connection we talk about that comes about by social media. I value a connection that is attained at a depth of relationship that cannot be achieved in a momentary message across computer or phone screen.

There is a point, a place inside of each of us that is where we live. Stop right now this moment and think of this. Where are "you" at this moment? If your body were not here in this earth where would your conscience thoughts exist? There is a part of you that is eternal, that exists beyond this mortal body and that part is who you really are. This body seeks to hide that you. And guess what-we, you and I allow it to do just that.

Our bodies are not who we are. Our spirit, our mind conceptually-our excepted truths that sink down into our hearts, our wills, our emotions, our personalities-these make up who we are. And this is who lives beneath the flesh which covers it seeking to hide the mystery of "Us" and why we require relationship.

Before connection and relating can be discussed and grasped we must understand the ideal of our self and what and who we are. Without owning this truth there is no point of understanding relationship.

Thus, we have reached the issues at hand.
1)We do not know who we are.
2)We do not want others to know who we are-better yet who we feel we are not, our wrongly perceived sense of lack

In essence "we" are in hiding in these bodies. True, deep and meaningful conversations would allow "us" to squeak past the jail cell of these bodies and slip out into the light for all to see. That is a horrifying idea for many, for most these days. Thus society is enjoying the option to connect via social media where corrections to what we allow to escape out of these bodies, the perception we allow out of who we are, can be checked, enhanced, and re-written before clicking the send button. Therefore, in essence  we can become in other's eyes...anyone we desire, anyone we are not!

What have we done? We have upgraded our plastic smiles which once we hid behind while in personal face-to-face conversations for glass or plasma screens. We not only are remaining in hiding, we have set up another barrier between ourselves and true, meaningful, necessary, loving, deep, life-giving relationships. And in doing so-we as well have dug deeper holes into which we must delve before locating our true selves.

If you have followed to this point we have now approached the reason behind this unveiling of what has taken place with our identities. Why is it worth knowing who we are? What is valuable about knowing ourselves and others? Simply this, we need one another. The real me needs the real you. As much as many want to do it all on there own, life was not designed for us to go it alone. I need you and you need me and we both need the next guy.

This world keeps yelling for truth and honesty. But that truth and honesty must begin with each of us knowing our true selves. We cannot give away something we do not posses. At our core we must be honest, we must locate what is real. There is a place inside of us that is not man-made-but creator made. We must live from that place. We must relate from that place. We must be willing to allow others to do the same.

What would this unveiling of you and me look like?
This type true relating at first is painful.
You will want to run back in behind your flesh and hide.
You will feel exposed and naked.
Feelings will try to rule your decision whether to move out into light or back into the shadows.
You may feel unsteady, unsure if what you are experiencing is what I have talked about because it "feels" so odd.
People you have known for years may not recognize the real you.
They may shy away.
They may rebel and want the other you to return.
If the old pretend you returned it would make their worlds make sense once again.
They will begin over time to see themselves in a different light because of the shift you have made.
They might not like what they see in themselves.
They many times think this is your fault, it is you that is causing this issue.
And they are right and wrong.
You are the flame that ignites a change.
But what they are perceiving is their own need to change.
The real you is calling to a place deep inside them where that real person dwells and is asking them to come out.

I cannot number for you the people who have pulled away from me deciding to remain in the shadows or even depths of the unknown, some my closest loves.

And thus the pain of knowing yourself. I have come to understand what one person attempted to relate in the statement, ignorance is bliss. But I do not choose to remain in ignorance, in that type of false bliss, to stifle growth and true life. Many will choose to remain behind. You cannot give them their identity. They must choose to come along. Choose to live in light. Choose to be unveiled and know who they are and to know others.

We have been so hidden, afraid, and alone.
At first we do so because we do not know the truth.
The truth has now been unveiled, the mystery is no more.
It is a matter of choice.

Light or darkness?

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Monday, March 17, 2014

One answer...

People expect someone, a person, a human being, a president, a doctor, a lawmaker, the list goes on-to possess a silver bullet that will make all of the pains of this world and its woes to go away.
I believe there is one answer to all the problems in the world.
I believe each person has to seek that answer out for themselves.
That can be a scary revelation for many. 
Truth is, we live in an, "I want it now society." 
It just doesn't work that way!

What if there are no permanent human fixes to the lingering BIG questions and issues of this world aside from-Christ?

What if humans have had it all wrong, all along and it was never meant to be an answer apart from-Christ?

The world continues to look at the problems versus the answer-Christ!

Christ is, a transfiguration.
The giving up of a life that does not work for the only one that does. 


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Personal Testimony of God's Faithfulness" Heroes are people with hearts awakened suddenly

DO YOU KNOW you were born to be someone's hero? 
AND DO YOU KNOW that you are blessed so that you may be a blessing to others?
I have been dealing for the past several nights with a touch of a stomach malady. I awoke early again this a.m. So, I grabbed for my iPhone to check the time. Ugh, not quite 4:30 a.m., again. I was not going back to sleep anytime soon so I flipped through emails, then over to Facebook. I ran across a GodVine video post that I would probably not have seen if I had checked Facebook later in the day, "What One Hero Police Officer Does to Save a Man's Life is Jaw-Dropping".

As I view this video an overwhelming sense of gratitude washes over me as I think how our police officers and people in general step up in crisis. I browse the comments and realize that people see this as an amazing but infrequent act. This saddens me a bit. But then I am grateful once again as I realize that this means they have not had to personally experience such an incident in their own lives-such incidents always tends to bring reality into clearer focus.

Thank you Lord.
Thank you that you watch over us each day and we do not crash head on into the many drivers that zoom toward us in oncoming traffic. Thank you that cars remain in their own lanes. Thank you that our vehicles are reliable and do not fail us causing accidents. Thank you that statistically these accidents are few, although even one saddens us so. Help us to be mindful of your saving and provisional grace and that we are not continually seeing human carnage all about us. Because I know people are doing everything these days but keeping their minds on the road. And for being there when we humans make choices that end us in calamity and you show up. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.

Why so overwhelming a sense of thankfulness?

Because I know...

At the age of 19 I was that person in a one car accident-at midnight, no other vehicles around, on a curving road, made that poor choice, took my eyes off the road ahead for a moment, my wheels left the right side pavement that dropped to a deep ditch, I overcompensated sending my car careening across the head on lane taking out a length of guardrail, and headed down an embankment. 

I recall how it appeared in that moment. The lights beaming across the huge boulders that had been placed there by the city, everything slowed waaaaay down. I had time to think of my family and what they would think when they received the call that I had been in a wreck-scared, hurt, and worried. Then I saw water. This was the reoccurring dream I had experienced from the age of 2. Now, here I was. I remembered I had always lived through that accident. Then I recalled hearing of wrecks and that people made it through more often when they relaxed. 
I called out to Jesus, and relaxed.

I was headed straight down and into the darkness, off the road, deep below street level. 
I thought, was this my dream once again?
I blinked my eyes, squenched my face, and shook my head.
No, not this time.
If I could only rewind a few seconds and have a do-over.
Not happening. 
I knew for a fact.
This was real.
I let go!
I was in His hands.

The next thing I recalled my car was upside down and I was laying on the roof of the car and untangling myself from behind the steering wheel. This was 1977, and no one wore seat belts back then. My arm was trapped beneath the roof of the car. I was going no where fast. Fortunately, what seemed like only moments and my friend who had been following me was down the embankment and by my side. He had been traveling behind and just out of site of me but had seen clouds of dust and knew my vehicle had left the road. 

Thank you again God, this time for dust, for old wooden telephone posts that held that guardrail just so as to slow my speed, and for the boulders placed in just the right places to stop my car from entering the water. You knew and planned ahead. If I had gone only a couple of feet further I might have drowned before anyone could have saved me.

I took a quick assessment. My car was still running. I smelled gasoline. Should I leave the engine running? Would it cause a spark to turn it off? I took the chance and turned the ignition off.

Next, did I have all my limbs? Anything broken? Was I able to move without pain? God had spared me any great injury. 

People had gathered above on the edge of the road. I could see small, red, glowing lights and knew they were smoking. I called up to them and asked for them to put their cigarettes out carefully because there was gasoline all around me and I was stuck inside the car. 

I asked my friend if he could free my arm. He could not. I ask if he could get help to lift the car. He looked at me in shock. I called to the people above and asked if they would come and help me by lifting the car so I could free my arm. In seconds they were there. Is that amazing or what? These boys and men did not question for a second that they could free me. They were willing without giving it a second thought to risk their lives amidst the clouds of dust and vapors of gasoline all about the site. They climbed down that steep bolder ridden bank in the dark to help a total stranger. 

I recall it taking only moments for them to get into place. Then they all called out 1, 2, 3 lift. As they lifted I tried to free my arm. But it was not enough room. "Lord?!" Then I called to them, "can you lift a little higher?  Do you know what I was asking of these brave and sweet people?

You have to realize, this was a 1967 Pontiac Sport Rally. And I did not know at the time it was covered with boulders as well. But the car alone weighed an immense amount. I am not certain how many people climbed down off that hill that early a.m. to save me, but there amidst the groaning and moaning of backs and bodies being stretched beyond their limits they found it within them to raise that car an inch of so more, freeing my arm. Then I heard sighs of physical relief as I have not heard since. I took a breath and scampered with assistance out the window of the car. I was so thankful. 

The shock of what had occurred set in as I saw my car upside down with boulders sitting atop my recently filled, but now crushed gas tank. Yes, so thankful. I learned later that if I had not just filled my gas tank it would have been more likely to have ignited from there having been more fumes than liquid in the tank when it was crushed. 

Thank you God for the little moments, for your timing in life, for pauses, for every second you cover us with your wisdom and whispers. 

And I kept thanking everyone who climbed down that hill that night. I was so grateful for those brave souls who risk their lives and health to free me. I wonder to this day if they might have harmed their own health to save me. 

Lord, if so-bless them beyond measure and heal them. And be there for them and their families every time they need help. 

Then things took action quickly. Some injuries were quite apparent. I had a compound fracture of my finger, it was literally hanging off my hand. I had crushed a couple other fingers and my arm, my wrist was jaggedly torn, bashed my head and face in several places, banged and cut my leg and hip. I had to be carried up the hill by my friend. Of course others were asking what they could do to help. But off he went with me in his arms stumbling his way to the top of the 30+ foot embankment of nothing but boulders. 

Another young man who was in a Z-28 asked if we knew the way to the hospital. I wanted to go to Baptist which was across town of course, and he said follow him. He hit his emergency flashers and we were off.

There is much more to the story that I can share at another time. Of other heroes awaiting at the hospital, more kindness shown me. But I will pause here because the point has been made.

I was blessed that night. Since that night I have come to realize I was blessed before I was born as we all are. This is what the Bible will tell you. I am born again, so I rely on this blessing daily in my life.

As for heroes as I tell of here, as shown in the video clip about the police officer, they are all around us. They are you, and me, when we choose to step up in a crisis. Some are called by their job description to be heroes, others by incident. 

I ask that you begin to open yourself up to believing this is true. That people are good at heart. That our seemingly less than stellar behavior at times is not what defines us. That we can and will answer life's call when we are asked in moments of great tragedy or at times of small but meaningful incidents to step up.

Be grateful daily for others. Grateful that you do not walk through this life alone. That someone has your back, even if you do not know who that someone might be. Believe someone will be there if necessary.

During these type incidents the people involved experience shock, awe, wonder, and inexplicably more. 
Senses are heightened and awareness is made keen.
They are seemingly transcended. 

What I am trying to say is this.
That in any given moment of need...

Heroes can be you or me.
    Heroes are people with hearts awakened suddenly.
       Heroes experience the sense of being fully a-live!
               They experience...GLORY.

We experience a glimpse of who we were created to be all along.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

An early plea to all that they embrace the child-like joy of Santa this year

Don't you luv Santa? 

He lights up the hearts of children of all ages. 

What a blessing he is for the holidays and year round. 

Once people are delivered from the fear of usurping Jesus 

as Lord during Christmas they can really begin to enjoy 

Santa, giving, and just as important for many-learn how 

to receive well. 

He sits along with one of his elves on our front stoop 

welcoming guests to our home during the holidays.

Lesson here?


Make sure you have Jesus first in your life.

Then enjoy to the max the blessing of Santa in this world.

Shop 'til you drop if you may.

Giving is a blessing to this world and a gift we afford ourselves as well.

For this is the heart of Santa.

Isn't it the heart of Jesus as well?

Allow the spirit of Christmas to wash over you and then give 
it away.

Don't allow another person, the media, skeptics, or anyone 

to destroy this season of light, love, and whimsy for you and 

your family.


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