Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Jalapeno Mushrooms Revised

     I made the Jalapeno Mushrooms again the other day because I still had all the ingredients, except the mushrooms.  I picked up a package of the large ones at the grocery store.  (The first time I made them I had used smaller mushrooms because that's all there were at the store that day, but the larger ones are best.) The Mushroom recipe reminded me of a recipe I found many years ago, Jalapeno Popper Spread, which when I make it someone always asks for the recipe. That recipe can be found under Appetizers in the Recipes #1 page of this blog, if you want to try it.
       Even though I thought the Mushrooms were really good, the cream cheese seemed a little over-powering so as per the Popper Spread, I added mayonnaise (about 1/4 c.) and Parmesan cheese (approx. 3 T.)  to the ingredients.  I also used canned jalapeños (about 1/4 c., I think).  This made the Mushroom recipe superb, IMHO!
       Therefore, I am revising the recipe to include these ingredients from now on.  I highly recommend this!  Just in time to try a new appetizer for the holidays!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dr. Mercola: Lard Rated One of the Top 10 Healthiest Foods

If you are one who has bought into the idea of eating low fat by substituting processed vegetable oils for natural fats like lard because you have been told it is healthier, you might want to read this informative article.

Lard Rated One of the Top 10 Healthiest Foods

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Jalapeno Popper Mushrooms

I tried a new appetizer recipe that I found on Allrecipes. com today.  It was excellent, so thought I would share.

Jalapeno Popper Mushrooms

  • 2 slices bacon
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, or bacon       
  •       drippings
  • 8 mushrooms, stems removed and   
  •         chopped and caps reserved
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, ribs and seeds  
  •        removed, finely chopped (or 
  •        use canned)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, 
  •       softened
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Cheddar 
  •       cheese
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

  1. To prevent mushrooms from being soggy, remove stems and place upside down in cooking dish.  Bake 15 minutes till they release water before stuffing. 

  2. Fry bacon over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chopped mushroom stems, garlic, and jalapeno; (can add a few seeds if you would like it spicier) cook and stir until the mushrooms release moisture and soften, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a bowl, and stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the cheese mixture generously into the reserved mushroom caps, and arrange the stuffed caps on the prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese begins to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

"God Says: I Am About to Visit the Wilderness" Andrew Whalen, Colorado Springs, CO

With a name like "Shalom in the Wilderness" of course this prophetice word caught my eye!  And as I read it, I claimed it.  We have a house group, we are part of Elevate Praise that is taking 'church' to places other than church buildings, so I say "YES, LORD, Do it here! Do it in our home; Do it in our community! You are welcome in this place"

Launched from the Wilderness 
     On a recent "prayer drive," I heard the Holy Spirit say in my heart, "Wilderness." I thought to myself, "Oh no, God, not more wilderness." And thankfully I heard more. He said, "I am about to visit the wilderness." In that moment I had a flash of understanding that the "proverbial wilderness" is scheduled for a visitation from Heaven.
     One definitions of "wilderness" is "an empty or pathless area or region." I can speak for myself that I have had many seasons where I've felt "empty and pathless." Yet biblically, it is in this very place called wilderness, where we feel unseen, insignificant, lost in seeming darkness, confused, uncertain, and tested, that a coordinated invasion plan is sovereignly launched by Heaven into Earth.
     Many have been tempted to give up on the promises God had once spoken. The wilderness provides an environment where we often feel forgotten, and often assume that the words He gave us are forgotten too. Thankfully, God watches over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12).
     I believe the last months of 2019 will mark a time of God's "performance" in the wilderness. The Scriptures say that Jesus was sent into the wilderness "full of the Holy Spirit" (Luke 4:1), but afterwards, He came out "in the power of the Holy Spirit" (Luke 4:14). His transition from the wilderness was rapid, explosive, and never slowed down until He fulfilled His mission to purchase mankind for God with His Blood (Revelation 5:9).
     Many people are about to be surprised at the sudden shift from their wilderness into a rapid fulfillment of long-awaited promises. I see many Kingdom-initiated, "cutting edge" books, messages and creative exploits that are about to launch from those who have been hidden and unknown. Hidden technologies, health breakthroughs, fashion lines, community centers, adoption financial aid programs, family value entertainment programs, and so much more are being fitted for launch. All of this is because God is going to visit the wilderness.
     I see many new emerging voices and faces coming into view. Many of those who are being launched from the wilderness will accelerate the changing wineskins. The Kingdom is going to continue to go forward, and it will require a shift from outdated traditions and forms that hinder the cause of Christ. The temptation for some in the Church will be to see the change as rebellion, but God is bringing the change, even in the midst of certain immaturity.
     Many mothers and fathers who have carried a "different spirit" in the wilderness, just like Caleb (Numbers 14:24), are about to "inherit" the privilege and responsibility of shepherding, leading and championing a younger emerging generation into never-before conquered territory. This "Caleb type" generation will share in the spoils of war.
Sent to the Wilderness 
     A few days after the Lord told me that He was going to visit the wilderness, I was given a dream. In my dream, I saw that house churches and other less "organizational" places were being invaded by the Spirit of God. I saw what I knew to be thousands of people at a time packing into one house. I recognized that the focus of these house meetings was prayer.
     In one house, I saw that thousands were waiting in line to sit in a chair and receive prayer. After each person was prayed for they would get up and say, "I have never before been touched by God like that."
     After I woke from the dream, I was led to consider the visitation of God in the wilderness by John the Baptist. In Mark 1:5, "The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to Him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by Him in the Jordan River."
     I believe the dream of the "house churches" was both literal and symbolic. First, I believe that God is literally going to pour out His Spirit on prayer-focused house churches, and many will "go out" to find and encounter God in these lesser known places.
     Second, I believe the house churches may be symbolic for the less-conventional type places where the Church gathers. As God visits the "wilderness," I believe we are going to see barn revivals, house churches, Bible studies and prayer groups become the target of God's Spirit, and thousands will be drawn to find God in these places.
     Certainly we live in great days of transition and visitation. For those of you in the wilderness, get ready! God is about to visit the wilderness.
Andrew Whalen
WHALEN MINISTRIES

Email: wordonfire11@gmail.com
Website: www.whalenministries.com

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Something To Think About

I was listening to a talk by David Wagner yesterday.  He had many good and encouraging things to say but one thing he said in particular, seemed to be a Word from God especially for me.  I had been debating with myself whether to continue with the Elevate Praise events and had been asking God to show me.

David said, "Have you considered we were born with the assignment on our lives to create moments where people can encounter God?"

This quote describes what I envisioned when we began Elevate Praise--a place of encountering God as we came solely to worship Him.  I believe God answered my prayers for guidance.  We will continue meeting monthly with a greater emphasis on promotion of the events during the summer months' meetings at the Linn Park Amphitheater.  Thank you, Lord!


Monday, October 21, 2019

Great Advice!

I just read a great piece of advice from Ray Johnston. He said, "Never listen to criticism from somebody you wouldn't turn to for wisdom."

Friday, October 11, 2019

Heidi Baker's Ministry is Amazing Even the Medical Community

If you know anything about Heidi Baker you know her ministry in Mozambique is astounding.  Now even the medical community is taking notice.  Read the article below BY  posted on  GodTV

Medical Research Team Confirms Healing Ministry of Heidi Baker

Science is no longer at war with miracles

Heidi Baker, missionary and international speaker, has given her life to making the truth of Gospel tangible. Her belief that Christians can be the hands of Jesus and divinely heal has made her somewhat of a saint figure in her own country of Mozambique, and the thousands of testimonies of miracle healings have finally drawn the attention of the scientific and academic community.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Benjamin Franklin Quote

Could this be the reason for so many protests?

"This gave me occasion to observe, that when Men are employ'd they are best contented. For on the Days they work'd they were good-natur'd and chearful; and with the consciousness of having done a good Days work they spent the Evenings jollily; but on the idle Days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their Pork, the Bread, and in continual ill-humour." —Benjamin Franklin (1771)

Friday, September 27, 2019

Impeachment, Boomerang, Exoneration" by Hank Kunneman

Here is another word that was given previously on the Elijah List but posted again today:

"An Elijah List Exclusive: Prophecy Decoders – Impeachment, Boomerang, Exoneration"

     
On today's PROPHECY DECODERS...
     A formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump has been launched and we are seeing the uproar play out in the news. Rather than rushing to find out what CNN, FOX NEWS and MSNBC pundits have to say, we need to seek the prophetic perspective.  
     I've got good news for you! Prophetic voices have released insight in advance, thereby giving us clarity as to how we should pray and intercede prophetically.
Hank Kunneman declared this prophecy below on May 22, 2019 regarding Impeachment, Boomerang and Exoneration:
PROPHECY BY HANK KUNNEMAN:  May 22, 2019:
     "They shall say through the 90 days of summer, 'We are now ready to bring articles of impeachment.' Ha! What you seek to take out by your impeachment shall lead to your own demise and in the fall of 2020 there shall be a great fall," says the Spirit of God.
     "I speak a double meaning that you will understand when that moment arises upon this land. For there is jealousy and where there is strife, I speak to your house, to your congress—there is confusion and there is every evil work. It is written and it shall be seen if you bite and devour, you will be consumed by one another.
     "This I speak—listen to the warning that I give to you," says the Spirit of God, "stop or you shall fall. Stop or you and your party will be consumed—for you are kicking against the pricks.
     "What do I speak? You are speaking against and working against My plan! This is not a political thing, even though you may say that it is. You are working against My hand, therefore you will see your foolishness cause a boomerang upon your own party and there is an exoneration that shall come to this house and to this land."
Prophecy Decoders Analysis:
     A definition of the word "boomerang" is to "return to the originator (of a plan or action), often with negative consequences." A definition of the word "exoneration" is "the action of officially absolving someone from blame; vindication."  
     The prophetic word above seems to indicate that there is a party that will experience boomerang, and an exoneration "that shall come to this house and to this land."  
     At this critical time, we need to unite and pray for the United States of America and the leadership of our nation.  The Spirit of God has a plan for this land that surpasses politics. God's hand and His plan cannot be stopped!
News Headline:
CBS News, September 24, 2019: Pelosi launches formal Trump impeachment inquiry
Prophetic word given by:
Hank Kunneman
One Voice Ministries

Email: hankandbrenda@ovm.org
Website: www.hankandbrenda.org

"What God's Prophets Are Saying About President Trump, Impeachment and America's Future"

      I am encouraged to read prophtetic words.  Isn't that why God sends them?  Anyway, this morning when I received these from the Elijah List, I was glad. If you click on the 'continue reading' link you can read words from 4 different men, including one given in 2014.
       It is so discouraging and irritating to hear negative news everyday!  Even if you don't like President Trump (which I do) you have to admit the media and the Democrats have done everything possible to disrupt his presidency.  So here is another reminder that God is in the midst of all that is going on:

September 27, 2019
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
Steve Shultz
     At intense times like this, where the political realm seems to be in an upheaval, these are the times when my team and I like to pull out what several of God's prophets have said.
     Today, you will read about America and her future. You will read about impeachment of Trump from what God's prophets are saying, and you will read about our spiritual posture as we stand in opposition to what the enemy is doing...and by the enemy, I am not talking about people, but about the demonic realm.
     These prophetic words are going to help you a great deal in discerning what is happening in America AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE REJOICING IN THE PROMISES OF GOD THROUGH HIS PROPHETS. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
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     Prophetic Word of the Lord by Charlie Shamp released on November 27, 2018:
     I can hear the whispers of demonic powers claiming, "There will be destruction, doom, demise and depression on America," but I decree and declare, "This will never happen!"
Stillness Before the Great Wave
     "For America is not Sodom and Gomorrah," says the Lord, "but Nineveh, and she will turn to the Lord and see another awakening wave of revival sweep across the country. The enemy secretly schemed, plotted, manipulated and manufactured a plan to stop My word from coming to pass, but all of his plans will crumble to the ground, and I will show Myself strong in My people in the coming days.     
     "They have said, 'Impeachment is at hand, impeachment is our plan, impeach the man in God's hand.' They cry, 'The prophets are false, there was no tsunami wave,' but I say, 'Is there not stillness before the great wave comes ashore? Is there not silence before it breaks and crashes in? Do not the waters recede so that all that is hidden may be exposed?'     
     "Some have proclaimed, 'The prophets are wrong, those that speak that America will arise, they only tell lies to the people. They do not hear from Heaven.' They shout, 'The prophets are exposed, exposed, exposed. America will fall, it's under judgment, this is the final call.' They shout, 'America, your economy, it will crash, it will crash. The Stock Market will crash, recession will come.'     
     "But I say to America, 'You will not fall or fail! A crash, yes it will come upon you, but it will be a crash of My mercy, My redemption, My revival! My prophets prophesied My perfect plan and it will come to pass, for My prophetic word will never return to Me without accomplishing My will in the world.     
     "The prophets have spoken out of a love for the people of God, and a love for a nation founded on My name; but yes, I have exposed something in the heart. I exposed those that did not believe and did not trust in My word that it will come to pass. There are those that claim to be by My side, but in their hearts they have said that they do not need Me or the prophetic to make America great.    
     "They have said, 'All we need is a strategy and a plan,' but I say to you, it was through My prophet that I raised the man you see standing in the White House today, not your strategy, not your analytical plan. For all your plans are foolishness in My sight as you sit and ponder how to bring the nation back without Me in the center. I have heard them say that the prophetic is superstition and they need to find a better strategy to face the situation. Is My arm too short that it cannot save? Is My hand not open to heal all the wounds? I will finish what I have started... (continue reading)

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Monday, September 23, 2019

So true!

"He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers." —Charles Peguy (1873-1914)

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Spiritual Revival That Swept Through the Colonies Rebecca Hagelin ·

    Rebecca Hagelin (previously posted on The Patriot Post) has captured the essence of what is wrong with our country.  You can read the first part of her excellent article below and continue reading on the link following.

The Spiritual Revival That Swept Through the Colonies

Rebecca Hagelin · Sep. 19, 2019
Editor’s note: This is the second in a four-part series exploring the need for America to transform from a culture of brokenness to a culture of life.
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”
It’s not exactly a politically correct thought, is it?
I guess it also wasn’t “PC” when Jonathan Edward’s delivered his sermon by that title before America was even a country.
The year was 1741, and Colonial culture was immersed in decadence and selfishness. God, in His mercy and unfathomable love, began drawing people to Himself across the Colonies, including inspiring Edwards to deliver a no-nonsense sermon to a congregation described as “thoughtless and vain.”
That bold sermon became a powerful force in the Great Awakening that created the moral foundation and intestinal fortitude required to launch, persevere through, and win the Revolutionary War, securing both a new nation and personal liberty.
Make no mistake: This revival was not rooted in some amorphous sense of spirituality, wherein each man determined what was “right” for himself based on desires and emotions. The revival was centered around the God of the Bible, who says who He is and commands how we should live.
Today, our culture again is suffering from thoughtless vanity as Americans increasingly reject God Almighty. Our many societal problems — from violence to rising suicide rates to abortion to drug abuse to failed families to sexual disorientation — all stem from our cultural failure to worship the one triune God, to recognize him as the Creator and ourselves as men and women created in His image.
We have forgotten that it is “He that hath made us, and not we ourselves” (Psalms 100:3).
Our churches fail to boldly proclaim the raw, beautiful, challenging, captivating Gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s immense love for us.
Our pastors too frequently deliver a candy-coated version of God’s love instead of the iron-clad love that cares enough to teach us how we must live in order to be whole.
Continue reading here.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Chemical Imbalance Myth and Antidepressant Harm by Dr. Joseph Mercola

If you, or anyone you know, is taking, or considering taking, antidepressants you will find the information presented in this article by Dr. Mercola enlightening.

The Chemical Imbalance Myth and Antidepressant Harm


Analysis by Dr. Joseph MercolaFact Checked.          September 19, 2019

STORY AT-A-GLANCE 

  • An estimated 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the adult population), experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017. The highest rates are reported among those aged between 18 and 25
  • The vast majority are prescribed antidepressant drugs, despite the fact there’s virtually no evidence to suggest they provide meaningful help, and plenty of evidence showing the harms are greater than patients are being told
  • Hundreds of thousands of toddlers are also being medicated with powerful psychiatric drugs, raising serious ethical questions, along with questions about the future mental and physical health of these children
  • There’s no scientific evidence to suggest depression is the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain. A lot of the evidence suggests unhealthy living conditions are at the heart of the problem
  • Antidepressants are not beneficial in the long term and antipsychotic drugs worsen outcomes over the long term in those diagnosed with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.
In the U.S., an estimated 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the adult population), experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017.1 The highest rates are reported among those aged between 18 and 25.2 However, not only is there evidence that depression is vastly overdiagnosed, but there's also evidence showing it's routinely mistreated. 

With regard to overdiagnosis, one 2013 study3 found only 38.4% of participants with clinician-identified depression actually met the DSM-4 criteria for a major depressive episode, and only 14.3% of seniors 65 and older met the criteria.

As for treatment, the vast majority are prescribed antidepressant drugs, despite the fact there's virtually no evidence to suggest they provide meaningful help, and plenty of evidence showing the harms are greater than patients are being told.
According to a 2017 study,4 1 in 6 Americans between the ages of 18 and 85 were on psychiatric drugs, most of them antidepressants, and 84.3% reported long-term use (three years or more). Out of 242 million U.S. adults, 12% were found to have filled one or more prescriptions for an antidepressant, specifically, in 2013. 
According to data5 presented by a watchdog group, hundreds of thousands of toddlers are also being medicated with powerful psychiatric drugs, raising serious ethical questions, along with questions about the future mental and physical health of these children.
Recent studies are also shedding much needed light on the addictive nature of many antidepressants, and demonstrate that the benefits of these drugs have been overblown while their side effects — including suicidal ideation — and have been downplayed and ignored for decades, placing patients at unnecessary risk.

The Chemical Imbalance Myth

One researcher responsible for raising awareness about these important mental health issues is professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, a Danish physician-researcher and outspoken critic of the drug industry (as his book, "Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare,"6 suggests).
Gøtzsche helped found the Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 and later launched the Nordic Cochrane Centre. In 2018, he was expelled by the Cochrane governing board following the publication of a scathing critique of a Cochrane review of the HPV vaccine, in which he and his coauthors pointed out several methodological flaws and conflicts of interest.
Over the past several years, Gøtzsche has published a number of scientific papers on antidepressants and media articles and a book discussing the findings. In a June 28, 2019 article,7Gøtzsche addresses "the harmful myth" about chemical imbalances — a debunked hypothesis that continues to drive the use of antidepressants to this day. He writes, in part:8
"Psychiatrists routinely tell their patients that they are ill because they have a chemical imbalance in the brain and they will receive a drug that fixes this … 
Last summer, one of my researchers and I collected information about depression from 39 popular websites in 10 countries, and we found that 29 (74%) websites attributed depression to a chemical imbalance or claimed that antidepressants could fix or correct that imbalance …
It has never been possible to show that common mental disorders start with a chemical imbalance in the brain. The studies that have claimed this are all unreliable.9
A difference in dopamine levels, for example, between patients with schizophrenia and healthy people cannot tell us anything about what started the psychosis … [I]f a lion attacks us, we get terribly frightened and produce stress hormones, but this does not prove that it was the stress hormones that made us scared. 
People with psychoses have often suffered traumatic experiences in the past, so we should see these traumas as contributing causal factors and not reduce suffering to some biochemical imbalance that, if it exists at all, is more likely to be the result of the psychosis rather than its cause.10
The myth about chemical imbalance is very harmful. It makes people believe there is something seriously wrong with them, and sometimes they are even told that it is hereditary. 
The result of this is that patients continue to take harmful drugs, year after year, perhaps even for the entirety of their lives. They fear what would happen if they stopped, particularly when the psychiatrists have told them that their situation is like patients with diabetes needing insulin." 
Real Cause of Depression Is Typically Ignored 
According to Gøtzsche, there is no known mental health issue that is caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals. In many cases, the true cause is unknown, but "very often, it is a response to unhealthy living conditions," he writes.11
He also cites the book,12 "Anxiety — The Inside Story: How Biological Psychiatry Got It Wrong," written by Dr. Niall McLaren, in which the author shows that anxiety is a major factor in and trigger of most psychiatric disorders. 
"A psychiatrist I respect highly, who only uses psychiatric drugs in rare cases … has said that most people are depressed because they live depressing lives," Gøtzsche writes. 
"No drug can help them live better lives. It has never been shown in placebo-controlled trials that a psychiatric drug can improve people's lives — e.g., help them return to work, improve their social relationships or performance at school, or prevent crime and delinquency. The drugs worsen people's lives, at least in the long run.13"
Gøtzsche rightfully points out that antipsychotic drugs create chemical imbalances; they don't fix them. As a group, they're also somewhat misnamed, as they do not address psychotic states. Rather, they are tranquilizers, rendering the patient passive. However, calming the patient down does not actually help them heal the underlying trauma that, in many cases, is what triggered the psychosis in the first place. 
As noted in one 2012 meta-analysis14 of studies looking at childhood trauma — including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional/psychological abuse, neglect, parental death and bullying — and subsequent risk of psychosis:
"There were significant associations between adversity and psychosis across all research designs … Patients with psychosis were 2.72 times more likely to have been exposed to childhood adversity than controls … The estimated population attributable risk was 33% (16%-47%). These findings indicate that childhood adversity is strongly associated with increased risk for psychosis."

Economy of Influence in Psychiatry

A related article,15 written by investigative journalist Robert Whitaker in 2017, addresses the "economy of influence" driving the use of antidepressant drugs in psychiatric treatment — and the "social injury" that results. As noted by Whitaker, mental disorders were initially categorized according to a disease model in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association.
"We're all familiar with the second 'economy of influence' that has exerted a corrupting influence on psychiatry — pharmaceutical money — but I believe the guild influence is really the bigger problem," he writes.
Read entire article here

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A "Hallelujah" Christmas by Cloverton HD





Elevate Praise has just booked the Cloverton Christmas Tour on December 15 in the Martinsville (IL) High School Gym.  I hope you are planning to attend.  Leanna Crawford will also be part of the Tour.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Helpful advice from R.T. Kendall

R.T. Kendall has this good advice on what should be coming out of our mouths when talking to, or about someone else.  It is an excerpt from his excellent article on "Stop Playing God," which you can read here.

One acrostic I have found helpful is built on the word "NEED.: When speaking to or about another person, ask yourself if what you are about to say will meet the person's need.
Necessary—Is it necessary to say this?
Encourage—Will this encourage the person? Will it make him or her feel better?
Edify—Will it edify? Will what you say build the person up and make him or her stronger?
Dignify—Will it dignify that person? Jesus treated other people with a sense of dignity.