October 23, 2017

HAPPY MONDAY Everybody! Hakuna Matata! I Hope This Lifts Your Spirit! It Means "NO WORRIES" lol Enjoy! ;) Have A Cheerful Day! SMILE... It Looks Good On You! ((( πŸ’– )))


Hakuna Matata
by Timon and Pumba
from The Lion King Movie

Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain't no passing craze

It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!

Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata?

Yeah. It's our motto!
What's a motto?
Nothin'! What's-a-motto with you?! πŸ˜„

Those two words will solve all your problems.

That's right. Take Pumbaa here
Why...when he was a young warthog
When I was a young warthog

Very nice
Thanks.

He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal
He could clear the savannah after ev'ry meal

I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned
And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind

And, oh, the shame
Oh, the shame!
Thought of changin' my name
What's in a name?
And I got downhearted
How did ya feel?
Ev'rytime that I...

Hey, Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!
Oh, sorry.

Hakuna Matata!
What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata!
Ain't no passing craze

It means no worries for the rest of your days
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna --

It means no worries for the rest of your days
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!

I say "Hakuna"
I say "Matata"


The Hula Song!
I'll Leave All Of You With This 30 Second Funny. This Is Something I Would Do L☺L ;) I Hope This Puts A Smile On Your Face Today! If you begin to feel scared or nervous today, just think back to picturing me doing the hula song lol and smile about it. 😊

One of the main things the enemy is after is your joy. If the dark forces can steal your joy, they can get you in a weakened state in the face of the things that have come against you. Don't allow current circumstances to steal your joy and keep you from praising God. Your praise is the very thing that will move your mountains, and lift you above the storm clouds. This joy I speak about is different than happiness. Happiness is often contingent on your circumstances. But this JOY... this JOY is deep down within you. The true essence of your being that only the Holy Spirit can give. Joy is fruit of the Spirit. ❤

October 22, 2017

HAPPY Sunday Night Everybody! Let Your Cares Fall To The Wayside, Loosen Up, And Dance. :D Sharing Melody Of Love ❤ by Donna Summer ❤


I have always LOVED the Queen of Disco! I grew up listening to her music since I was child. My mom was a huge fan of her music and always took me with her to all of her concerts. The tables turned when I became an adult, I was the one surprising my mom with concert tickets for both of us to enjoy Donna Summer perform live.

This song starts off slow for the 1st minute, then picks up to a great dance tune with AWESOME lyrics! A message I can relate to. Let this music permeate every fiber of your BEING! ❤

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend doing whatever it is that puts a great big smile on your face! Always remember to not sweat the small stuff. What is the small stuff you ask? EVERYTHING! Life is good. No matter what it looks like right now, remember life is always good.  Just knowing you're above ground should be enough to snap you out of your negative thinking. Change your perspective about your situation. I have found that prayer helps me do that. Prayer keeps my heart and mind on God's promises for me and while I pray, I feel the Holy Spirit giving me a great big spiritual hug inside. It's an amazing feeling. One that makes you keep wanting to come back for more. The kind of feeling you want others to feel. Prayer is a very personal experience. If you have a partner that believes in the same, that's wonderful for you to share this profound experience with another soul. But for the most part, prayer is you drawing close to God, the source of all living things. Which causes you to heal and grow and expand as a result on a personal level.

I've shared some prayers with you on the top right side of my blog. Sending you lots and lots of love. You will get through this. The key word is "through". God is saying "Be still and know that I am with you. I will give you strength, courage and wisdom to see you through" Put your trust in God that everything is going to be okay in the end. Trust and Believe that victory is already yours. Have FAITH in God's Supernatural power. :)

"Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is LOVE." [1 John 4:7-8 NLT] ❤

Melody of LOVE ~ by Donna Summer

I always
Stayed away from love
Afraid of what might
Might happen
Till I thought
I heard a sound above
Singing through my very
Own heart
Was a melody
I never heard
Like birds singing loud
To the sky

Never dreamed that
True love would help me
Find my way
Didn't know how deep I'd fallen
Until you rescued, rescued me
Suddenly
Strings began
I heard the melody again and again
The sound of music
Flowing through my head
So rare
I'm walking on air

Melody of LOVE
Sing that song for me yeah
I want to hear somebody sing
Melody of LOVE
Oh take me away

One lonely night
You up and danced into my dreams
Baby you set my heart on fire
So I've been burning
Burning ever since yeah
Suddenly
Strings began
I heard the melody again and again
The sounds of trumpets
Flowing through my head
So rare I'm walking on air

Melody of LOVE
Sing that song for me yeah
I want to hear somebody sing
Melody of LOVE
Oh take me away
Melody of LOVE
Oh set me free yeah
I want to hear somebody sing
Melody of LOVE
Oh take me away

Oh melody
Oh melody
I can really feel it
You can feel it too
Oh melody
Oh melody

Melody of LOVE
Sing that song for me yeah
I want to hear somebody sing
Melody of LOVE
Oh take me away
Melody of LOVE
Oh set me free yeah
I want to hear somebody sing
Melody of LOVE
Oh take me away

Dojo Kun: Restrain Your Physical Abilities By Spiritual Attainment. The Art Of Karate Is More Than Just Physical.


Karate Kid (1984) is still one of my favorite inspirational movies. I have felt like God's 'karate kid' for the last few years and now looking back, I am filled with so much gratitude for everyone watching over me in the spirit realm and here on earth. Love you so much! I learned so many new skills and knowledge I would not have if I had not gone through what I did. Wax on, wax off. ;)

Below I share core principles of Karate. People tend to think it's about fighting, punching, hurting someone physically. But that's not the art of Karate.

Please visit website for more information.
[source: Pacific Martial Arts Academy]

Dojo Kun are the rules of the dojo. The purpose of the Dojo Kun is to remind students of all ranks and ages that the non-physical development in martial arts must be demonstrated both in and out of class. There are five of these rules that are generally thought to have been passed down from Okinawan Karate masters to the present. The actual creator of these rules is rumored to be Sakugawa, an 18th century karate master who lived in Okinawa.

Essentially the Dojo Kun is a type of agreement that comes with karate. This agreement provides guidance in both training and our personal lives.

Dojo Kun

Character
Sincerity
Effort
Etiquette
Self-Control

Strive for a good moral character

The art of karate is more than just physical. Character is built through discipline and rigorous and repetitive training with the goal of perfecting technique. A student’s character grows as they gain confidence through development of stronger technique. This character development transfers over to life outside of the dojo. Once the concept is understood and experienced it will provide a lifetime benefit of inner strength and peace.

Keep an honest and sincere way

Do you always give everything you've got, or are you "cruising" along in class fooling yourself into believing that you're doing your best? Of all the people you need to be most honest and sincere with, you owe it to yourself to be honest and sincere with yourself. By living in an honest and sincere way you will always act with the proper response in any situation.

Cultivate perseverance or a will for striving

Dedication and commitment are necessary to achieve mastery of the art. Just going through the motions will not do. In no case is mastery possible without strenuous effort on the part of the student. This desire must be focused and sincere. Serious effort on the part of the student is recognized by the sensei, who will spend more time with the student. This also leads to the perfection of character.

Develop a respectful attitude

Respect for others is an important part of our martial arts culture. Many old masters stressed that karate begins and ends with etiquette. In short we treat others as we wish to be treated. Respect is extended to all...our parents, sensei, educators, law, the past, nature, etc. This leads to the perfection of our character.

Restrain my physical abilities through spiritual attainment

It is unfair for a trained fighter with a fierce spirit and great strength to use their skill against an untrained person. The karate-ka's spirit is unbeatable and must use his knowledge for defense only. A person of character can walk away from a fight because he is in control of his emotions and is at peace with himself. He wins without fighting and he will have no regrets because no one will be injured. Nonviolence is our ultimate goal. Action should only be taken when no other course is available, when there is no alternative but to defend. Then it must be swift and final. It seems a paradox that through martial arts we develop a peaceful nature, but it is the ultimate goal. Karate creates the peaceful warrior.
The same can be said about Christianity. The Holy Spirit creates a peaceful spiritual warrior. The Holy Spirit is my sensei.
(emphasis mine)

What Does The Bible Mean By "An Eye For An Eye"? I Hear People Throw This In Christians Faces A Lot Unjustly. Jesus Says “No” To Using “An Eye For An Eye” As Justification For Personal Revenge.

[source: Got Questions?]

Question: "What does the Bible mean by 'an eye for an eye'?"

Answer: The concept of “an eye for eye,” sometimes called jus talionis or lex talionis, is part of the Mosaic Law used in the Israelites’ justice system. The principle is that the punishment must fit the crime and there should be a just penalty for evil actions: “If there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise” (Exodus 21:23–25). Justice should be equitable; excessive harshness and excessive leniency should be avoided.

We have no indication that the law of “an eye for an eye” was followed literally; there is never a biblical account of an Israelite being maimed as a result of this law. Also, before this particular law was given, God had already established a judicial system to hear cases and determine penalties (Exodus 18:13–26)—a system that would be unnecessary if God had intended a literal “eye for an eye” penalty. Although capital crimes were repaid with execution in ancient Israel, on the basis of multiple witnesses (Deuteronomy 17:6), most other crimes were repaid with payment in goods—if you injured a man’s hand so that he could not work, you compensated that man for his lost wages.

Besides Exodus 21, the law of “an eye for an eye” is mentioned twice in the Old Testament (Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21). Each time, the phrase is used in the context of a case being judged before a civil authority such as a judge. “An eye for an eye” was thus intended to be a guiding principle for lawgivers and judges; it was never to be used to justify vigilantism or settling grievances personally.

In the New Testament, it seems the Pharisees and scribes had taken the “eye for an eye” principle and applied it to everyday personal relationships. They taught that seeking personal revenge was acceptable. If someone punched you, you could punch him back; if someone insulted you, he was fair game for your insults. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day ignored the judicial basis of the giving of that law.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus counters the common teaching of personal retaliation: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you . . .” (Matthew 5:38–39). Jesus then proceeds to reveal God’s heart concerning interpersonal relationships: “Do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you” (Matthew 5:39–42).

In giving this “new” command, Jesus is not nullifying the Old Testament law (Matthew 5:17). Rather, He is separating the responsibility of the government (to punish evildoers justly) from the responsibility we all have on a personal level before God to love our enemies. We should not seek retribution for personal slights. We are to ignore personal insults (the meaning of “turn the other cheek”). Christians are to be willing to give more of their material goods, time, and labor than required, even if the demands upon us are unjust. We should loan to those who want to borrow, love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us (verses 43–48). Enforcing “an eye for an eye” is the magistrate’s job; forgiving our enemies is ours. We see this played out today every time a victim stands up in court to publicly forgive a convicted criminal—the forgiveness is personal and real, but the judge still justly demands that the sentence be carried out.

Jesus’ limiting of the “eye for an eye” principle in no way prohibits self-defense or the forceful protection of the innocent from harm. The actions of duly appointed agents of the government, such as police officers and the military, to protect citizens and preserve the peace are not in question. Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek applies to personal relationships, not judicial policy. The principle of “an eye for an eye” is meant as a judicial policy, not as a rule for interpersonal relationships. The believer in Christ is guided by Jesus’ words to forgive. The Christian is radically different from those who follow the natural inclination to respond in kind.

Recommended Resource:

written by Dr. James Davis
published June 22, 2004
[source: Bible.org]

I. Introduction.185

A few months ago, I read the following all-too-typical news report on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict:
“Israel sent helicopters to kill a senior Hamas political leader in the crowded streets of Gaza on Tuesday but failed, leaving two other Palestinians dead and 27 wounded. The missile attack threatened to rekindle a cycle of violence and wreck the peace effort. The strike against Abdel Rantisi drew vows of vengeance from the Islamic militant group, which threatened new suicide bombings and attacks on Israeli political leaders.

“Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made clear Israel would not restrain its troops from retaliating against militants, despite U.S. efforts to push forward the peace plan. Rantisi was the most high-profile Hamas political leader to be targeted by Israel, and the violence threatened a return to the spiral of attack and retaliation that has ruined past peace plans.

“Israel insisted Rantisi is an ‘arch terrorist’ whom the Palestinians should have moved against earlier. ‘He is an enemy of peace, an enemy of everyone who seeks peace in the Middle East,’ a Sharon aide said. ‘We actually are saving the peace process by trying to take out such people.’

“Thousands of Hamas supporters crowded the courtyard outside Shifa Hospital, chanting slogans against Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen. ‘Abu Mazen, we want resistance,’ the crowded shouted.

“A Hamas leader, said there would be quick retaliation: ‘The Hamas response will be like an earthquake.’ ‘An eye for an eye … a politician for a politician,’ he said.”186
In another setting in the Middle East, there was an interfaith dialogue going on between a Christian leader and a Muslim cleric. They were discussing the differences between Islam and Christianity. The Muslim cleric stated that the difference is simple: “Christianity teaches that when struck you should turn the other cheek; however, Islam teaches than when you are struck you strike him back – this is better for you and him.” 187

To bring the issue a little closer to home, one night my family and I were sitting at the dinner table. My daughter Keilah asked a thought-provoking question. She said, “If my brother hits me, is it okay if I hit him back?” Of course, our answer was that she come to appropriate authorities on the matter – Mom or Dad.

Too much of the world’s ethic is to: 1) strike back; 2) get even; 3) do unto others like they do to you. Many times the justification for retaliation is that ancient law, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”188 I have to admit that this retaliatory ethic to right an injustice is appealing to part of me, especially initially when I feel I have been wronged.

But Jesus says “No” to using “an eye for an eye” as justification for personal revenge. Instead, He says “turn the other cheek,” “go the extra mile,” “turn over two garments if sued for one,” and “give to the one who asks from you.” Jesus’ teaching is not merely legal and technical, but extends deeply and profoundly into the practical situations of conflict, oppression, and the needs of everyday life.
Matthew 5:38-42 reads:

Jesus said, "You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”

CLICK HERE to read the entire piece that he wrote on this subject.

The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13:1-23 NIV
[source: Biblegateway]

1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.

3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”

11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables:

Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

“You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

15 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them."

16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

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Luke 8:1-56 NIV
[source: Biblegateway]

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, 2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; 3 Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.

4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: 5 “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. 6 Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

“‘though seeing, they may not see;
though hearing, they may not understand.’

11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. 14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

A Lamp on a Stand

16 Jesus said, “No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. 17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. 18 Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them.”

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

19 Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. 20 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.”

21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”

Jesus Calms the Storm

22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

Jesus Restores a Demon-Possessed Man

26 They sailed to the region of the Gerasenes, which is across the lake from Galilee. 27 When Jesus stepped ashore, he was met by a demon-possessed man from the town. For a long time this man had not worn clothes or lived in a house, but had lived in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don’t torture me!” 29 For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places.

30 Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”

“Legion,” he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.

32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

34 When those tending the pigs saw what had happened, they ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, 35 and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36 Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured. 37 Then all the people of the region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So he got into the boat and left.

38 The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman

40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”

50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”

51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”

53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Prayer

I am here to tell you that I have personally witnessed prayer work. I still get blown away when God answers my prayers. God Almighty is very real. Jesus, the WORD of God is very real. The Holy Spirit, the BREATH of God is very real. I have provided several prayers for you to use. You'll see the list of prayers on the top right side of my blog. I recommend that you print out the prayers so you have access to them at any time. I also recommend reading the Psalms in the Bible. You'll be guided to read the Psalms that pertain to your situation.

The Word from the Bible is life giving. Why else do you think the Bible is banned in many nations of the world? People actually risk their lives smuggling the Bible into many nations. People also risk their lives smuggling PAGES of the Bible into many nations. People travel far and by foot just to get ONE PAGE of the Bible to keep with them and read. I want you to process that in your head and heart. What we take for granted, they see it as life giving, light giving in the darkness of their nations.

Please understand, this has NOTHING to do with religion. This has NOTHING to do with you attending a Church or joining an organization. The term Body of Christ refers to believers. The Body of Christ as a whole is the Church. We are the Church. It does not pertain to a building.

Praying is a very personal experience. When you pray, you are having a one on one experience with God Almighty your Creator and Source of all LIVING things. Praying draws you close to God. I promise, you will feel His presence that will bring tears to your eyes because His love is that intense. When you pray, you are calling down Heaven into your situation. Praying adds Supernatural power to your natural life.

as King David wrote in Psalm 141:2: "Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice."

repeat after me, "I reverse every curse back sent my way to the senders head one thousand fold. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen."

or better yet pray, "I reverse every curse back to the senders head one thousand fold. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen. (emphasis mine)
written by Priscilla Shirer
[source: Today's Christian Woman]

Rise up from your rut and reclaim your spiritual passion.

Have you ever found yourself in a spiritual rut? I know I have. Life gets busy, church feels like one more thing on your to-do list, and prayer feels both cumbersome and ineffective.

Beyond the fact that life itself can become overwhelming, even sapping your spiritual vitality, there is a more pressing culprit that threatens to marginalize your prayer life: You have an Enemy waging war on your soul.

Make no mistake, this is a war. You are in the fight of your life. A very real Enemy has been strategizing and scheming against you, assaulting you, coming after your emotions, your mind, your future.

But I say Satan’s reign of terror stops here, now. He might keep coming, but he won’t have victory because his power starts failing when we start praying.

The Mystery of Prayer

I’m willing to admit, right up front, that I don’t fully understand this. There’s an undeniable, unknowable, invisible mystery to the power of prayer. That’s why our first reaction to prayer may be to dismiss it, downplay it, or even devalue its critical importance. Prayer, we think, is a good idea in theory—if only it would actually make a difference.

That thinking is what gets us in trouble. When we underestimate the power of prayer, when we think it doesn’t work, when we choose to believe that God won’t answer our prayers or that he isn’t listening, we wave a white flag and invite Satan into our situation.

Believe me when I say that praying is the last thing Satan wants you to do. He will discourage you from doing it. He will dissuade you from it, and he will disarm you by putting a distaste for prayer in your mouth. He wants to see you passionless, prayerless, and powerless. Perfectly quiet. And because prayer is the divinely ordained mechanism that leads you into the power and victory of Christ, Satan knows you’ll remain defeated and undone without it.

The Power of Prayer

Despite what we may or may not understand about prayer, God has deliberately chosen this particular vehicle as the one that drives his activity in his people’s lives. It is the means by which he allows us to partner with him in the fulfilling of his will. He has created prayer as a primary way of putting us into personal contact with him and with his eternal realities, any hour of the day or night.

Prayer is the portal that brings the power of heaven down to earth. It is kryptonite to the Enemy and to all his ploys against you.

When Paul describes our spiritual armor, he includes the belt of truth, the body armor of God’s righteousness, the shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit—the very Word of God. But he doesn’t stop there. “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere,” Paul says in Ephesians 6:18.

There it is. The fuel that drives everything: prayer.
[source: Got Questions]

Question: "What is the power of prayer?"

Answer: The idea that power is inherent in prayer is a very popular one. According to the Bible, the power of prayer is, quite simply, the power of God, who hears and answers prayer. Consider the following:

1) The Lord God Almighty can do all things; there is nothing impossible for Him (Luke 1:37).

2) The Lord God Almighty invites His people to pray to Him. Prayer to God should be made persistently (Luke 18:1), with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6), in faith (James 1:5), within the will of God (Matthew 6:10), for the glory of God (John 14:13-14), and from a heart right with God (James 5:16).

3) The Lord God Almighty hears the prayers of His children. He commands us to pray, and He promises to listen when we do. “In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears” (Psalm 18:6).

4) The Lord God Almighty answers prayer. “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me” (Psalm 17:6). “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17).

Another popular idea is that the amount of faith we have determines whether or not God will answer our prayers. However, sometimes the Lord answers our prayers in spite of our own lack of faith. In Acts 12, the church prays for Peter’s release from prison (v. 5), and God answers their prayer (vv. 7-11). Peter goes to the door of the prayer meeting and knocks, but those who are praying refuse at first to believe that it is really Peter. They prayed he would be released, but they failed to expect an answer to their prayers.

The power of prayer does not flow from us; it is not special words we say or the special way we say them or even how often we say them. The power of prayer is not based on a certain direction we face or a certain position of our bodies. The power of prayer does not come from the use of artifacts or icons or candles or beads. The power of prayer comes from the omnipotent One who hears our prayers and answers them. Prayer places us in contact with Almighty God, and we should expect almighty results, whether or not He chooses to grant our petitions or deny our requests. Whatever the answer to our prayers, the God to whom we pray is the source of the power of prayer, and He can and will answer us, according to His perfect will and timing.

Join Me Down The Rabbit Hole...


This is an 8 minute video clip taken from the movie, "What the Bleep Do We Know". Someone put together a compilation of different segments leading us all to a higher level of understanding and consciousness. Why are we here? Time and space? Enjoy!
"How can any man or woman sin against such a Greatness of mind. How can any one little carbon unit on earth in the back waters, indeed the milky way, the boondocks, betray God Almighty. That is impossible. The height of arrogance is the height of control of those who create God in their own image." ~ From What the Bleep Do We Know 
I can only show you the door... YOU are the one that has to walk through it...

FREE your mind! Expand your level of awareness. Make an effort to remove the limitations that have been placed on you throughout your lifetime. We are finite beings living in an infinite Universe. Dare to step outside of the box of conventionality. You can only grow as a person if you choose to explore outside of your comfort zone and overcome your fears one at a time.

Fear, hate, and discrimination are forms of oppression and bondage. These emotions are what limit our evolution as human beings. They are forms of very low frequency. Meaning negative energy. These emotions subtract from your growth potential.

Our behavior is domesticated and our thinking is conditioned from birth. The authority figures I speak of and who influence us throughout our lifetimes are our parents, family, friends, teachers, community and government. All with the intent to maintain a standard. But who set the standard and which one is correct? Do we dare question the status quo?

Why don't you start first by talking directly to God. There is NO formal way for you to talk to Him. Just talk to Him in private just as you would another person. Trust me, you will start getting ALL of the answers you seek. Then God will reveal to you His standard and NOT the standards that have been set forth by MAN!

There have been several teachers throughout the history of man sent from up above to guide us to re-discover our Higher Self. However, it IS our responsibility to make that effort and reconnect 'WAKE UP' to the Source of our Being, our Existence. God = LOVE, Truth and Light

You have to wonder why HISTORY keeps repeating itself ?!?! People in positions of power will always use our weaknesses and our fears to manipulate, control and destroy the fabric of our Being! We keep looking to authority figures for answers, still unaware that the answers we seek, the TRUTH, lay dormant within ourselves.

Darkness can NOT exist where there IS Light

The Secret To You... ♥


Save this video clip and use it to EMPOWER yourself daily! Begin your day by reading these declarations out loud. In effect, you are saying to the Universe I AM!

We must first learn to love, respect and value ourselves before we can love, respect and value others. Thereby being able to give to others unconditionally. It starts from the inside out.

Sure the current state of affairs may be in turmoil. However, you can choose to be at cause instead of effect. You can decide NOT to become a victim of your circumstances. But to see this as a challenge for you to overcome! You MUST be determined to not let the negative forces that surround you have control over you. Don't let the dark forces steal your peace and your joy! Don't let the outside World dictate who you are or how you feel! Get to know yourself and strengthen your resolve. You are a unique and authentic person as God created you to be! Do NOT let anybody make you feel ashamed of who YOU are!

FEAR IS your greatest enemy and FEAR is a form of oppression. People are taught to substitute fear for reason. DO NOT allow fear to seep into your spirit. CHOOSE to be happy and find peace in the midst of the storm no matter what. Try smiling even if you don't feel like it, listen to music that inspires you, watch a movie that inspires you or better yet, say out loud "I choose to BE happy". Watch and see how doing these things quickly changes how you feel. Surround yourself with positive forces! The seeds of discouragement can not take root in a grateful heart. What are you grateful for today?

The Secret of The Universe!


This is a 4 minute beautiful calming video that will help alleviate all of our angst and soothe our souls. God knows we need it right now. Enjoy!

You don't have to be defeated by life! Whether your situation was caused by bad choices or by forces beyond your control. Just know that you are NOT your possessions, your title or status. People place so much importance on these things that they don't realize they are in essence 'devaluing' themselves and void in spirit. There is so much more to life that is far more enriching than you can imagine!

God is ABLE to make ALL grace abound toward me; every favor and earthly blessing come to me in abundance, so that I may always and under ALL circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient! = meaning possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation. [2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP] "And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." [2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT]

That IS God's promise to YOU! God loves YOU soooo much! God is just waiting for you to invite Him in... You can start by saying, "God I need you right now." God will NEVER abandon you. He IS always faithful.

Get to know God. Spend time with God by talking to Him... God will answer you in many different ways; a song on the radio, something someone says on television, a movie, a billboard, nature, a neighbor, a friend, a book you're reading, or even in a dream in the form of a message.

You'll be able to tell the difference between a dream and a message. Because you'll remember every detail, it feels real and you never forget it. It's kind of like the experience people who have near death experience (NDE) have, only you do not die! God will also speak directly to your spirit. But you have to be receptive and be able to discern His spirit.

Give yourself strength/confidence by declaring to yourself every morning, I know that - "I AM a child of the most high God" - "I AM God's perfect creation" - "I AM a victor and NOT a victim" "I am an instrument of Your will Lord, show me The Way" - "No Weapon formed against me shall prosper!" - "God help me become a better person."

Visit my pre-Christmas post to hear God's Love Letter To YOU!

October 20, 2017

Happy Friday Night Song! My Favorite Of His To Shake Off The Week! Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf And Just ENJOY YOURSELF! :)


YAAAY... It's FRIDAY NIGHT!!! Time to kick back, relax with jammies and slippers on and a glass of wine in hand. Oh yeah, and listen to some awesome tunes! Always remember... Life is GOOD. Enjoy! ❤
Have a great night everyone doing whatever it is that puts a smile on your face. Hugs :D

Off The Wall
~ by The Legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson

When The World Is On Your Shoulder
Gotta Straighten Up Your Act And Boogie Down
If You Can't Hang With The Feeling
Then There Ain't No Room For You This Part Of Town
'Cause We're The Party People Night And Day
Livin' Crazy That's The Only Way


So Tonight Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
Groove, Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain't So Bad At All
If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain't So Bad At All
(Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall
(Live It Off The Wall)

You Can Shout Out All You Want To
'Cause There Ain't No Sin In Folks All Getting Loud
If You Take The Chance And Do It
Then There Ain't No One Who's Gonna Put You Down
'Cause We're The Party People Night And Day
Livin' Crazy That's The Only Way

So Tonight Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
C'mon And Groove,
And Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain't So Bad At All
If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain't So Bad At All
(Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall
(Live It Off The Wall)

Do What You Want To Do
There Ain't No Rules It's Up To You
(Ain't No Rules It's All Up To You)
It's Time To Come Alive
And Party On Right Through The Night
(All Right)

Gotta Hide Your Inhibitions
Gotta Let That Fool Loose Deep Inside Your Soul
Want To See An Exhibition
Better Do It Now Before You Get To Old
'Cause We're The Party People Night And Day
Livin' Crazy That's The Only Way

So Tonight Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
C'mon And Groove (Yeah)
Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain't So Bad At All If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain't So Bad At All
(Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall
(Live It Off The Wall)

So Tonight Gotta Leave That Nine To Five Upon The Shelf
And Just Enjoy Yourself
C'mon And Groove (Yeah)
Let The Madness In The Music Get To You
Life Ain't So Bad At All If You Live It Off The Wall
Life Ain't So Bad At All
(Live Life Off The Wall)
Live Your Life Off The Wall (Live It Off The Wall)

BONUS... ;)
dancing Pictures, Images and Photos

You Made It! Giving Out A Special Delivery of Friday HUGS!!! ♥ Hope You Had A FANTASTIC Week In Your Personal Lives! :)

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If no one has told you they Loved you today, God LOVES you soooo much and so do I. I hope you had a FANTASTIC week and enjoy a fun, lighthearted, relaxing weekend... :)
"No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys."
~ by Doug Horton
[So very true! ♥]

"Make laughter your prayer. Laugh more.
Nothing releases your blocked energies as does laughter.
Nothing makes you innocent as does laughter."
~ by OSHO ♥

"I love people who make me laugh.
I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh.
It cures a multitude of ills.
It's probably the most important thing in a person."
~ by Audrey Hepburn ♥

October 19, 2017

Libra New Moon On Thursday October 19th. Liberation and Love by Tania Gabrielle.


Liberation and Love
written by Tania Gabrielle
contact her at www.TaniaGabrielle.com
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

An exciting New Moon in Libra on October 19 lies exactly opposite Uranus, creating a liberation through your acceptance of truth.

Harmony and peace naturally emerge in your life as you explore and embrace new perspectives, especially in your important relationships.

You may experience radical shifts that open the door to profound breakthroughs.
  • Libra is ruled by Venus and governs the seventh house in astrology – Venus symbolizes attraction of all kinds, intimacy and romantic desire, companionship, financial prosperity, possessions and beauty.
  • The Sun and Moon are conjunct (joined with) Jupiter and Mercury amplifying positive energy, clarity in your communication, financial abundance and a feeling of expansion.

I added the images above to Tania Gabrielle's message I've shared with you in this post. The pictures and gifs that I share sum up my interpretation of the current astrological message. The bottom picture gif is from Hayao Miyazaki's movie, Howl's Moving Castle. You'll have to watch the movie to understand why Sophie is kissing Calcifer and to find out who Calcifer is. It's very relevant to the astrological energy in the atmosphere. This is one of my favorite movies. If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it. Very moving and magical. It will take you to another realm parallel to this one. Love you very very much. ❤ (emphasis mine)
All is happening in October’s exhilarating 11 Universal Month of double new beginnings…

Lots of good news to share with you!

Blessings and Love,
Tania Gabrielle

New Moon in Libra On Thursday October 19th by Lena Stevens and Patricia Liles at PowerPath.

I added the picture and gifs above to the message I've shared with you below. I highlighted the part of the message that inspired the picture and gifs I chose. The pictures and gifs that I share sum up my interpretation of the current astrological message. The top picture I see as having the courage to step up into a life giving portal. The bottom two gifs are from the Disney movie, Fantasia 2000 and describe what happens after healing and rising from the ashes... rejuvenation. (emphasis mine)
New Moon Update 10-19-17
Intro written by Lena Stevens at www.thepowerpath.com
Body written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
[source: www.CrystalWind.ca]

Dear Friends,

New Moon is Thursday, October 19 at 1:11 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Use this new moon as a transition time from working on and experiencing your inner stability and balance, to using it as your container of support as you step out and show up more in your life. Take courage and commitment from some of the stronger energies surrounding this New Moon and continue to focus on how best to balance your life with what you have to work with at this time.

Revisit your intentions and refine them based on recent events, experiences, insights and acceptance of changes made by others. Practice being adaptable, observant, neutral, accepting and resilient. This may bring up having to look at your attachments and consciously work on letting them go. This is a time to be in community, get support, and make a stand for yourself. Be responsible for your own life. No-one else out there is.

Blessings,
Lena

ASTROLOGICAL NOTES:
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com

Libra New Moon
Sun and Moon in Libra ~ 26ΒΊ
Thursday, October 19, 1:11 PM Mountain Time
(October 19, 7:11 PM Greenwich Mean Time)

Libra New Moon is so likely to carry us out of our comfort zones and give us some sort of electrical zap that forces us into radical reset! Why say that? The Sun and the Moon in Libra 26ΒΊ are exactly opposite Uranus, an influence of upset, pattern breaking, emotional chaos and excitement.

Libra is the archetype of balance; the scales are its symbol. With Venus as ruler, she brings life into aesthetic balance, harmonizing our relationships, beautifying the environment with her appreciation for the sensual delights, upholding the graces of the social realms. Magnetism and attraction are her special endowments, and Libra New Moon knows just how to apply them. Libra is a skilled and tactful negotiator always sorting for the best for all involved. Actually an iron hand in a velvet glove, although you will never know you’ve been strong armed when you realize how beautiful and gracious are the outcome of the Libran intentions.

As a cardinal, air sign, Libra is a mental sign full of ideas and the mental objectivity to see the bigger picture and the persuasive ability to get those around her to align with her intended outcome. The Libra/Venus duo lends warmth, love, affection and beauty to all they touch. We have the added power of Venus being in her own sign, Libra, ruling this chart and helping us regain equilibrium and balance as we move with the paradox, upset and disruption of Uranus. The intent of radical, revolutionary Uranus, The Awakener, is not to punish but to break up what limits the flow of expanding into our full essential being. Few would deny that we find ourselves in a profound growth and revolutionary period, and Uranus is here to make it so.

Eris known as the asteroid of discord and strife, but more than that, she is the feminine spiritual warrior who cannot abide inequity and unfairness and is unafraid to wield a sword or rage or focus destruction to reveal truth. Eris is riding with Uranus in Aries truly a pattern breaker when these two work together as they have done in the last 18 months. Now the two ride together at this New Moon cycle opposing the Sun and Moon in Libra. Expect the results of deep personal process to emerge that may have been pushed aside for the polite and socially acceptable. Expect what has been denied, pushed aside in the feeling realms to burst forth in righteous indignity insisting on being heard and seen. The result? Profound freedom, breaking of emotional attachments and ego bondage, the blessings of ‘beginner’s mind’.

Jupiter in Scorpio is within 6ΒΊ of the Sun and Moon, so Jupiter will expand the deep diving of our soul issues. Intimacy and vulnerability are deepening. Things are breaking apart. Some are being initiated into a new reality by the seat of their pants. Uranus never cares if you are “ready”.

Uranus’ gift comes as deep intuition flashing out of nowhere – from the cosmos. You will want to follow those brilliant intuitions this New Moon. Everything and anything is possible at this time. Uranus invites us to lift our personal selves to the outer reaches of the solar system, beyond what we have imagined thus far, outside the us/them, good/bad polarities. We are being stretched into unity, cooperation, oneness, trust. ‘Love is thicker than smoke’, as we say here in Northern California.

Can we balance our giant brains with Heart? North Node in Leo trine to Uranus/Eris (Aries) and trined to Saturn in Sagittarius says, ‘this is the path of growth’. This is your mission, earthlings.

Be mindful that Libra rules the kidneys, adrenals, lower back. Be aware of sugar imbalance. Use harmonizing herbs and remedies.

Underlying stress in the more subtle aspects of the chart may compound to having to put out intention and energy to adapt, modulate, acquiesce, compromise. Chiron who brings healing experiences out of our scarring and wounding is in a stressful aspect to the Sun and Moon. What can you release to powers greater than yourself to bring Libra’s scales back into balance? In the sign of Pisces, Chiron has been showing us the way to spiritual awakening and compassion for our human foibles. Venus the ruler of the Libra chart is out of sync with her relationship commitments (Juno) and not working easily with her primary strategist and creative director, Pallas Athena. Tension may be felt between our need to create and our need for receptive intimacy – a balancing act. Venus is favorably aligned with Ceres, our archetype for Mother Nature and the beautiful Earth and her abundant resources. Ground into the Earth when all else is leaning into chaos; here lies your stability, anchor and support.

A chart like this Libra New Moon stretches us beyond our familiar, comfort level especially in relationships, decision making, contractual arrangements and the sensations and emotions of the body. What we see in our relationships is a reflection of ourselves.

Celebrations for the cross quarter day marking the midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere are coming up ~ Halloween, Day of the Dead, it takes many forms. The veil thins and we honor death, loss and those on the other side with food, candlelight, blessings and prayers. Blessings on Us All.

Don't be scared to watch this video clip of the movie, Fantasia 2000.

I promise it has a happy ending. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes. ❤ (emphasis mine)

October 18, 2017

PANAMA: Panama’s Foreign Ministry Lifts Visa Restrictions on Chinese Citizens.

Latin American Herald
written by Staff
Tuesday October 17, 2017

PANAMA CITY – The government of Panama suspended on Tuesday visa restrictions on Chinese citizens, who now only need a stamp and pay the cost of processing of up to $50, according to officials.

Panama’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that this immigration measure is part of efforts to “strengthen trade and tourism” with China, a country with which Panama formally established diplomatic ties in June to the detriment of Taiwan.

Until now, Chinese citizens have had to apply for an authorized visa for restricted nationalities, which requires an investigation by the National Security Council under a costly process, according to official information available.

Signed by the Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela on Monday and coming into force on Tuesday, the Executive Decree 552 “establishes that a multiple entry and exit visa of up to three years may be issued, in accordance with the verification criterion of the officials designated in the Consulates, and that the fee cannot exceed $50.”

The Foreign Ministry also mentioned that on July 25 the Panama Embassy in Beijing was inaugurated, and that the opening of consulates in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai is planned.

President Varela plans to visit China in November, according to his statement on Oct. 2, to sign 20 agreements, one of which will pave way to negotiations of a free trade agreement (FTA).