Saturday, March 31, 2007

More pics of my beautiful friend....:o)

Tabea, I love your adventurous spirit!

And your sense of humor!lol

My beautiful friend Tabea:o)

Since I am done my high school and am now on a week holiday from work also...when I got up this morning I thought I would start to clear out the 12 or more pages sitting in my inbox of my hotmail account. Then I came across this e-mail from my beautiful friend Tabea. She sent me her blog site address like a year ago! I had no idea what a blog was and apparently didn't take the time to investigate it either cause I don't remember seeing it.
Tabea is a young woman from Germany that God has brought into my life and I miss her dearly. I am so thankful to Him for the opportunity to miss wonderful people. She truly is a gem of a friend and I love her deeply. She has ministered to my heart on many occasions with her own sweet love for our Jesus. In fact I would say that she is madly in love with Him...which is where I want to be again. I want to focus on Him every day and see things thru His eyes so that I can be His light wherever I am. I want to be able to fade into the background so that He can shine thru more and more.
It is funny ya know (perhaps a bit of Jehovah Sneaky funny) that at the beginning of my week of holidays I am able to read thru Tabea's entire blog site and get a bit "caught up" on things over the past year and wouldn't you know it there is a section on the vacation she took with Jesus.
This is the type of person she is...get this...she took one week off from all around her to go to a monastery to spend a week with Jesus! This has encouraged me to really spend some time with Jesus this week that I have off. I have plans to go and visit people but at these places I will have times where I will be alone with Him (and Shyla) and we will all go on walks together. I want to tune into His voice more and obey even when I don't understand it. (Lord, knows that would have been a good idea last night!)

This is a couple of things I copied from her site that really touched me:

The blood of Jesus made me free. I am free and the only one that can bring me back into captivity is myself. I can only be bound by others or circumstances if I let them. I am free in my spirit and even if I my body would be captive, I could still be free to fly and soar if I am set on the truth. God’s word is the truth and He says that I am set free. That’s it. It doesn’t matter how I feel, it doesn’t matter how my circumstances are. It doesn’t matter what others do to me. He says I am set free. That’s what I believe. That’s who I am. I am what He says I am. He knows best. I can never be more free than I am right now already. Does this make sense? If we really get a hold of this and live it out our lives will never be the same. No, I am not becoming crazy. I ‘ve never seen more clearly than now. And I know this is nothing but a tiny glimpse. There is tons of revelation waiting for us. Straight from the heart of God. We only need to take the time so God can download it. It’s time to actually believe what the bible says.

Tonight I am having a date night with Jesus again. I LOVE IT! Candles, cookies and Jesus. There’s nothing sweeter than this. Isn’t it weird that after you have found Jesus you keep still looking for him? You can find him everywhere - in the sunset, in a thunder storm, in the face of a baby, in the old wrinkled hands of an old woman, in the fragrance of a flower, in the sound of a river, in the laughter of a child, in the beauty of silence, in the sweetness of a cookie :-) He makes it very easy for us to find him if we just go and look for him. I think he wants to be found so badly that he hides where everyone can find him who really wants to.

I loved looking thru your site Tabea! It is a treat to be able to look at the different places you have been. You are a truly gifted photographer who loves to capture what the Master Painter has posted for us in the world around us. Thank-you for being you and once again inspiring me to go further on and in with our Jesus.


Friday, March 30, 2007


I just finished writing the final exam!! I don't have any more work to do for my high school diploma!!:o) It feels SO good to have it done finally after so many years of God prompting me to do this.
Now this coming week I am off from work and able to truly relax and visit with some friends and family that don't live in Belleville and I don't get to see very often...without the looming thought of lessons to do!:o)
Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments!:o)

Lesson 20 done! Just the final exam today!:o)

I can hardly wait to be able to post that I am finished!!!:o) (that will happen today!!):o)
Yay! Tom is taking me out for all you can eat Seafood buffet night Sat. at the boathouse restaurant to celebrate!:o)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

Lesson 16...Only four more to go!!!

Hey there peoples......ya'll are being so encouraging I thought I would share with you my poem I had to write today. I have not written a poem in many many many years!!

The place I long to go…

The place I long to go
So far from where I was born
I will say my hello
Or my heart will be forlorn
A vibrant city of Australia
Filled with the bustle and hum of activity
Tall buildings and drama
And then it’s off to the country

A journey into my heart
I see the beauty of the rock ablaze with red
Into my spirit Creator will impart
Divine mysteries ahead
Pristine surroundings
Graceful shadowy hills
Here I will get my bearings
Into the depth of my being the Lord instills

Australia beloved and cherished
Is filled with aboriginal peoples
They have not vanished
And are not in shackles
With the freedom to be who they are
It is their birthright, their heritage
The barefooted bizarre
My Creator will heal all of the damage
I had to pick three pictures and write a poem from them.....and since I am planning on going to Australia as soon as we can afford it...I decided to do it on that. I feel like I need to go there soon and know that God will provide the way in His perfect timing.:o) (without further debt! Dave Ramsey course!)lol

Sunday, March 25, 2007

School work!

OK......I won't have much blogging time this week:o(...... I have so much school work to get done this I have to focus on it. Tomorrow I hand in lesson 12....and get lesson....13 is done just needs a colour printer to print it I only have six lessons left to do!
:o)......LORD HELP ME!!!!:o) (if I get it all done this week I can write my test on Friday!)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Daffodil Principle:

This is an e-mail that I got I couple of weeks ago.....thought it was worthy of being shared.:o)

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead "I will come next Tuesday", I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.

Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren."Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!"My daughter smiled calmly and said, "We drive in this all the time, Mother." "Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!" I assured her. "But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks," Carolyn said. "I'll drive. I'm used to this." "Carolyn," I said sternly, "Please turn around." "It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience."After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, "Daffodil Garden." We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.

It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and butter yellow. Each different colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.

"Who did this?" I asked Carolyn. "Just one woman," Carolyn answered. "She lives on the property.
That's her home." Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the
midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.
On the patio, we saw a poster. "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking", was the headline.
The first answer was a simple one. "50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time,
by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958."
For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met,
who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy
to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had
forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created something of
extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one
of the greatest principles of celebration.

That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at time—
and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of
time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can
change the world ."It makes me sad in a way," I admitted to Carolyn. "What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a
wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all
those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!"My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. "Start tomorrow," she said.She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a
lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"Use the Daffodil Principle.

Stop waiting.....Until your car or home is paid off

Until you get a new car or home

Until your kids leave the house

Until you go back to school

Until you finish school

Until you clean the house

Until you organize the garage

Until you clean off your desk

Until you lose 10 lbs.

Until you gain 10 lbs.

Until you get married

Until you have kids

Until the kids go to school

Until you retire

Until summer

Until spring

Until winter

Until fall

Until you die...

There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt and Dance like no one's watching. Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day!Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. Have a Good Day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The 21 days are almost up...

Well.....the 21 days of reformation are almost up...and yet I have a feeling that there is SO much more to come...even in the areas that I have been allowing God to work on in my heart this past while....much more to come.
I am really loving this blogging thing.......I am slowly getting around to every ones sites and reading thru the older posts to the beginning of their blogs. Just finished reading Amy's:o), it was definitely worth the time spent in front of the computer.
Since this whole reformation thing...I have been so busy trying to get caught up on every ones thoughts that I have not even turned the T.V. on! I think I have found a better addiction!lol
Unfortunately...I have not gotten very much school work done this week.hehe...and on that note....I am off to work on an essay!:o)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Lord, help us all!

I read this today on a friend's blog and it touched my spirit and I wanted to cry out too for the Kangaroo to hear. So I thought that I would post this on my blog too for more people to read it. The voice's of the unborn must be heard and we must respond. Please take the time to read this it is well worth the time.

If you hang around the Dream King,You get into His dream stream,You join yourself to His dream team,And you do the Martin Luther King thing.
This was the poem of our heart when we launched the Justice House of Prayer (JHOP) in DC. A band of young people dared to dream and pray that another great move of justice would roll down like the waters of justice that swelled and swept away segregation in the days of that great prophet Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, once again, like the sound of many waters, God is shouting: "I have a dream! Let the unborn go free! Let them be conceived in liberty, and let them be adopted in infancy."
Dr. Seuss Book
God is communicating His big dream of ending abortion in a most profound way through the dream stream story of Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss. In February 2005, one of our youth, a 15-year-old girl at the Justice House of Prayer, had a dream. In the dream she saw a large, beautiful building with the words "The Who" appearing over it. She and her sisters entered the house and began to look throughout the building until they found the attic where there was a series of old books from the past that they knew would be needed for the future. She shared her dream with the JHOP team. I knew the dream was from God, but I wondered, "What is 'The Who,' and what are these old books?"
The next morning while pondering the dream, I received a remarkable email from a man in Kansas City that included a sermon he gave several years ago on what must occur for abortion to end. He felt led to send it to me, even though he thought it was unusual that the analogy the Lord had given him was based on the Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who. When I read this, I instantly connected "The Who" in the dream with "The Who" in the book. I was immediately interested!
In this children's book written in 1954, we find an elephant whose name is Horton--and he is not a Republican! He is the prophetic Church with big ears and a large trumpet. He can hear what no one else can hear--the sound of these little people called, The Whos, who live in the microscopic town of Who-ville.
In the book, we also find a kangaroo who wants to kill all the little Whos, because he cannot see or hear them. He doesn't believe they exist. Immediately the thought came to me, "The kangaroo is the kangaroo court!"--it stands for the Supreme Court who issued the death decree of ’73 in Roe v Wade, and legalized abortion. Wow! I realized that what I was reading was a parable from the past that was now going to be used en masse, for the ending of abortion. The theme of the whole book amazingly is, "A person's a person, no matter how small!" And the remedy for the crisis is that every voice must be raised loudly and urgently to rescue all the little unborn Whos. With the kangaroo's death decree hanging over Who-ville, Horton implores the mayor "to CALL a big meeting, get everyone out, make every Who holler, make every Who shout!"
On 7-7-07, we are launching The Call again. We are summoning the church of the nation to cry out to God for the life of the unborn and the ending of abortion. So all the little Whos will gather at The Call and raise their voices, so that the kangaroo will hear and know that they are persons after all.
Quoted from Dr. Seuss' book Horton Hears a Who: (red color added by Lou Engle)
And Horton called back, "I can hear you just fine.But the Kangaroo's ears aren't as strong, quite, as mine.They don't hear a thing! Are you sure all your boysAre doing their best? Are they ALL making noise?Are you sure every Who down in Who-ville is working?Quick! Look through your town! Is there anyone shirking?"
Through the town rushed the Mayor, from the east to the west.But everyone seemed to be doing his best.Everyone seemed to be yapping or yipping!Everyone seemed to be beeping or bipping!But it wasn't enough, all this ruckus and roar!He HAD to find someone to help him make more.He raced through each building! He searched floor-to-floor!
And, just as he felt he was getting nowhere,And almost about to give up in despair,He suddenly burst through a door and that MayorDiscovered one shirker! Quite hidden awayIn the Fairfax Apartments (Apartment 12-J)(12 = government; J = Justice)A very small, very small shirker named Jo-JoWas standing, just standing, and bouncing a Yo-Yo!Not making a sound! Not a yipp! Not a chirp!And the Mayor rushed inside and grabbed the young twerp!
And he climbed with the lad up the Eiffelberg Tower.
"This," cried the Mayor, "is your town's darkest hour!The time for all Whos who have blood that is red(A connection with the Blood)To come to the aid of their Country!" he said."We've GOT to make noise in greater amounts!So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!"
Thus he spoke as he climbed. When they got to the top,The lad cleared his throat and he shouted out, "YOPP!" (Young Ones Praying and Prophesying)
And that Yopp...That one small, extra Yopp put it over!Finally, at last! From that speck on that cloverTheir voices were heard! They rang out clear and cleanAnd the elephant smiled. "Do you see what I mean?...They've proved they ARE persons, no matter how small.(I believe the crux of the Abortion issue is the deception from satan that says the unborn are not people at all.)And their whole world was saved by the Smallest of All!"
"How true! Yes, how true," said the big kangaroo."And, from now on, you know what I'm planning to do?...From now on, I'm going to protect them with you!"And the young kangaroo in her pouch said,...
"...ME TOO!From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish,I'm going to protect them. No matter how small-ish!"
This Book Speaks of Abortion
Graciously, The Elijah List blasted this story February 16, 2005 (click here to view). Amazingly, the next day I received an email from a woman who said she read The Elijah List article and received three confirmations the following day at her Day Care Center. One child came in with a Horton Hears a Who backpack, a second was carrying a Who-ville doll, but the third--a ten-year-old boy--came to her and said, "Ma'am, I had a dream last night. I dreamt of Horton Hears a Who, and all the little Whos were not saying YOPP; they were crying STOP!!!"
Oh, my God, there is a massive cry being raised up from the young ones of the earth, praying and prophesying, "STOP ABORTION, STOP! STOP! STOP!!!!!!!!!!" What are the chances of this divine confirmation? Those who read this are now held accountable. The whole Church must cry out now--STOP ABORTION!
Soon after, another man connected with me and said, "My ten-year-old daughter was reading Horton Hears a Who to her little brother." She came to her father and said, "Dad, I think this book is about ending abortion." That afternoon, he read The Elijah List article on Horton Hears a Who. This man now leads our Bound4LIFE ministry.
Again, amazingly, we found out that Fox Movies is doing a major motion picture in 2008, called, Horton Hears a Who, starring Jim Carrey--on the 40th year anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the year of our critical 2008 election that must bring forth a true Pro-Life president. The Lord is shouting to the nation! Will we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying?
A great convergence is upon us. If the Church understands the times and what God is seeking to bring forth, we can shout to the nation, before the movie comes out, that Horton Hears a Who is about the ending of abortion--so when millions of people watch the movie, they will all be thinking, "A person's a person, no matter how small--The Whos are the unborn!"
Can you see it? This is God's trumpet to the nation! God is marching out, shattering ideologies, and moving His great Mind and Heart into the earth. He moves the media and makes it His pawn. Oh, the brilliant Wisdom of God! He takes a book out of the archives of history that millions have read since 1954, pulls it out, and slams it into the present through a movie. The light penetrates the lie, the armor of the strongman is stripped away, the demon is named, and can now be cast out!
Oh God, we need a national exorcism of this spirit of death that has ruled over us for 34 years! Every voice must be counted. Buy the book! Spread it around! Start children's prayer meetings to end abortion! Support crisis pregnancy centers! May your voice be heard in your voting. Vote only for those who are truly pro-life, not those who flip-flop every few years for political expediency. Maybe God will use this movie to elect the next president of the United States. We believe the abortion issue could become the dividing line in 2008, and God will weigh every candidate in the balance on this issue. Don't vote for those who you think can be elected, vote for those who have a Wilberforce conviction. Pray for Jim Carrey to be radically saved--he could shout to the world, "This movie is about ending abortion!"
A young woman had a dream knowing nothing of the movie or Jim Carrey's involvement. She dreamt that Jim Carrey was a Christian and that he was carrying a briefcase with two books in it. The first one was called, Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting, by Derek Prince, and the second one was a book called, Mobilizing The Army of God. Could this man and this movie mobilize a pro-life army of young people who will fast and pray for justice?
Even this week, the front page of Time Magazine shows a hand with four different-sized fetuses resting on it. The article is saying that there are more crisis pregnancy centers than there are abortion clinics in America, and that abortion is at its lowest rate since the beginning years of when abortion was legalized. In the same magazine, there is an article about Jim Carrey, and he is seeking spiritual enlightenment, but doesn't know Jesus yet. Save him, God!!!
"It is time for all the Whos who have blood that is red to come to the aid of their country, he said." Suddenly, Dr. Suess kicks out of Who-ville and into national prophecy, not even knowing it. Christians must come to the aid of America carrying the blood of Jesus, which alone can wash away our sins. It is not enough that Jesus died; the blood must be applied to the doorposts of our national guilt. Oh, that millions of Christians would plead, "Jesus, I plead Your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America." Go to to see how you can be a part of a mass movement of pleading the Blood of Jesus over our nation.
The YOPPS Must Be Heard
The voices of Jo-Jos just bouncing their yo-yos must now be heard. The Jo-Jos are Christians who are enjoying their comfortable careers, but are oblivious to the crisis. They are the youth in our Church youth groups who play with their iPods and who browse in their Windows. While living for entertainment, they have no idea that they were meant to be a part of God's great movement to end abortion! Their voices must be heard now!!! Let Myspace® and You Tube™ become their Eieffelberg towers from which they shout out their YOPPS and their STOPS.
Why would God give this dream stream to a group of young people who pray everyday in front of the Supreme Court calling on God to raise up righteous judges who will reverse Roe v Wade? To encourage hearts and release a movement through their prayers! So that it will be said:
"How true, yes, how true," said the big kangaroo, "and from now on you know what I am planning to do? From now on I am going to protect them with you!"
Brothers and sisters, let us believe that the Supreme Court will protect all the unborn little Whos, that God's big dream will come true, and that all the Whos' dreams could come true too.
It is profound that in the dream, the young lady saw not just one book, but a series of old books needed for the future. Read Horton Hatches an Egg. It is about a bird who wants to go play, rather than sit on her egg. So Horton, the elephant again, sits on the egg until the egg hatches. When the egg hatches, out comes, not a little baby bird, but an elephant with wings.
The moral of the story is this: he who cares for the unwanted child--that child will take on the nature of the one who cared for it. It is the spirit of adoption! God is calling the Church to adopt and care for the unwanted children in the nation. We have got to be Jesus' love answer. We can't just be pro-birth we must be pro-life!
Recently, a young man heard me preach on adoption. He came to me and said, "Two days ago, my wife and I adopted an African American child. Two weeks before, a lesbian couple was going to adopt that child, but the adoption process fell through." I was gripped by their testimony! That child's life will be changed forever!
God is shouting though Horton Hatches an Egg, "Who will care for the babies?" Homosexuals are adopting by the thousands. They believe that it is their time. Do they, perhaps, want the children more than we do?
Let the prophetic Church arise and carry the heart of Heaven! Let them hear The Call for united fasting and prayer on behalf of those who have no voice! Let the prophetic Church hear what the world can't hear, and may they blow the trumpet once again, declaring, "God has a dream, and we have His dream, and millions will be mobilized to become the river of justice rolling down again...."
Lou EngleJustice House of Prayer For more information on The Call 7-7-07, click here

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


As a child I loved Garfield...I had a poster up in my room of said "I'll procrastinate tomorrow!" It made me I bought it...but I am afraid I bought into it a lot more than I thought. Procrastination has been a way of life that has effected many areas of my life. I know that God has wanted me to finish high school for a long time now...but I procrastinated.
Last year I decided that I would do my high school and it would be symbolic of my days of procrastination being behind Wouldn't you know it...I procrastinated on that too! This year I will graduate from high school. I only needed four credits and the school let me take three of them as co-op courses and one grade 12 english. The english course has 20 lessons and two tests in it. I have already handed in seven lessons and one is ready to be handed in. I plan on having at least two more lessons done before March break is over so I can schedule my midterm with them. So.......8 lessons down......12 to go!:o)
Help me Lord!

Monday, March 12, 2007

I love my dog!

If only I could love people as much as I love my dog! There are some people on earth that make it difficult to be Christ-like. If people would not get in our would be so much easier to be more like Him!lol I thank God for my dog almost daily as she has been such a blessing from Him. Shyla has brought so much joy to our lives and helped me to get out of the house more for exercise even when I feel like being a lump on a the couch.
Seriously though I am having some difficulties with loving some of my co-workers. It makes it harder when you know that they hate you. I have come to expect it though which makes it easier to live with. However, I want to not just live with it...but still love them and see them thru Creator's eyes. He loves them and wants them to know Him and I don't want to do anything that would take away any opportunities that I may have to share Him with them.
Lord, help me!!
This judgement thing seems to be a theme that I am seeing all over. This is a forward sent to me by a friend.


Sunday, March 4, 2007

What next Lord?

I just had the most amazing weekend! My parents came down here from Syracuse (or is that up here?...whatever) and I went with them to Toronto to dance at Mission Fest. I met some wonderful people and I had an opportunity to dance with them there to honour Creator. There is no time that I feel more freedom than when dancing before Him....with the beat of the drum sounding all around.
I start to hear Creator's heart beating for the people there, how much He loves them and wants them to be walking in the freedom He gives.
There is much for me to learn as I walk the path that He has for me. I have been surrounded with so many wonderful people that I can glean from though. I am very blessed:o)

Thursday, March 1, 2007

This should be interesting... I had to break a vow to join the 21 day challenge. What vow?(you ask) The one where I said that I would NEVER have a blog because I don't have time for such Never say never I guess.:o)