Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Very Interesting Book!

I have been reading the book, Victory Over Cancer, online which was suggested by Mark Virkler in one of his posts. It is very short but contains some information I had never heard before.  I thought you might be interested, too.  Some amazing connections between the pharmaceutical companies and Germany!

Here is the link:   Click on each photo to read that section of the book.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

"We Are in 80 Days of Preparation! Making Sense of the Chaos in the World" Doug Addison

This is a call and a strategy to pray and break the spirit of violence.
80 Days of Preparation
God spoke to me that we've just entered a very important time—July 1, 2018, through September 19, 2018. September 19 is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement on the Jewish calendar, which is when God seals the verdicts He has spoken over you for the coming year.
"It is important to remove fear from our lives and instead be filled with the Holy Spirit and faith, hope and love
(1 Corinthians 13:13).
The Lord is calling us, over the next 80 days, to complete anything He has asked us to do. We can also do anything that might prepare us for what God is calling us to. There is going to be a major shift starting in October 2018. There is no need to be legalistic, but it would be good to ask God to show you more about this.
New Strategy for Attacks of Violence
In Isaiah 59:19, God promises that, "...When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him" (NKJV).
With all that is happening in the world right now, many people are wondering, "Where do bad things come from?" and "Is God responsible for the bad in the world?" It is the enemy who has come in like a flood, but God is now releasing a new standard against him.
Jesus told them another parable: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
"The owner's servants came to him and said, 'Sir, didn't you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?'
"'An enemy did this,' he replied." (Mathew 13:24-28 NIV).
The attacks we are seeing right now in the world are definitely not from God. This is the enemy and God is getting the blame.
Three Attacks of the Enemy
"And everything I've taught you is so that the peace which is in Me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in Me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!" (John 16:33 TPT) (Photo via Unsplash)
What I am about to share is not meant to bring fear or judgment in any way. God revealed three major attacks of the enemy that could explain why we are seeing people going crazy, killing other people, and even why sicknesses are afflicting many. God also gave the solution on how we can overcome these attacks and shift the spiritual atmosphere.
The three-strand attack from satan is: fear, lack of love (hatred) and judgments. The attacks are global and have been unfolding slowly over the past few years but are now increasing in intensity.
Attack of Fear
Jesus prophesied in Luke 21:26"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken" (KJV).
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and, as Jesus said, it is the result of partnering with fear instead of faith. This is what is happening right now! It is important to remove fear from our lives and instead be filled with the Holy Spirit and faith, hope and love
(1 Corinthians 13:13).
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love." (1 John 4:18NKJV)
"The Lord is calling us, over the next 80 days, to complete anything He has asked us to do."
Chronic levels of fear can allow satan to assign people tormentors. This is why we are seeing so many people going crazy and an increase of killings and outbreaks of violence.
Attack Against Love
Jesus told us in Matthew 22:37-39 that the greatest commandment is to "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind' ... (and to) 'Love your neighbor as yourself'" (NIV).
Sometimes we can get angry with God and blame Him for bad things. We can also have emotional wounds in our soul that cause us to experience self-hatred, low self-esteem or anger towards others. But when we get out of God's perfect love, we open ourselves up to darkness, sickness and demonic attacks on our finances and faith.
Attack of Judging Others
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."(Matthew 7:1-2 NIV)
After teaching the Lord's Prayer, Jesus talks about the need to not judge others. When we judge others, we will fall under judgment ourselves. It is possible that judging others can cause us to lose our authority in prayer for changing the world. God is calling us to be careful not to speak against what we do not agree with.
The Solution to Changing the World
"I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there will be no divisions among you, but that you will be perfectly united in mind and thought." (1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV) (Photo via Unsplash)
To prepare ourselves for reaching the world with God's love, it will be necessary to rid ourselves of things we might have in common with the spirits of fear, lack of love and judging others. As we do this, we will gain greater authority to minister to others and receive a clearer vision of what God is doing. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Doug Addison
InLight Connection

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Just A Few More

Here are a few more photos.   We loved all of Greece and Hydra was no exception!  No vehicles allowed.  Transportation was by donkeys or walking.  The beaches were rocky wherever we went in Greece but the water was absolutely clear and so refreshing!
The fortress above Napfilio

View from the fortress above Napflio

The beautiful (and still used) theater at Epidavrus

View as our boat was approaching Hydra

Notice the donkey that was roaming free in the far right of the photo.  

Amazingly clear water!

The oldest house on the island

Friday, July 6, 2018

Won't you try a Rick Steves' Tour?

      This has been such a busy month I have hardly had time to post anything on my blog!  We returned from a fabulous trip to Greece late Sunday night and I have been trying to get over jet lag and catching up ever since.  I really wanted to comment on the trip, though, and add more photos.    
    This was another Rick Steves' tour--Athens & the Best of Greece.  It was our sixth Rick Steves' trip.  As you have probably read on my blog from previous years' trips, we love his style of travel and have loved every trip we have been on.  Even so, this one has to be close to the top of our favorites!
    The tours are smaller than many--24-28 people--which allows for room to spread out on the bus and everyone can have a window seat.  The places the buses go are not places we would ever want to drive on our own.  Our guide even said he doesn't drive in Athens where he lives, but leaves his car at the family's country house for driving in the rest of the country.  Rick Steves' tours always stay in centrally located (walking distance to many attractions), locally owned hotels, which would take hours of research to find.  The tours are very active so we walk a lot!  The guides are wonderful, informing us not only of the culture, economic status, history and foods, etc. but also pointing out great places to visit on our free time.
     This year our guide was exceptional!  His name was Apostolos Douras.  Not only did he paint pictures of life in Greece but actually invited us to his "name day" celebration which was held at the home of his sister on the last night of our tour.  There we met his father, sister, niece, and many of his friends.  What a blessing to have a truly Greek experience!
     Many of our friends and acquaintances have told us they like to travel on their own and would never go on a tour.  We think they are missing so much by not trying a Rick Steves' tour.  We don't feel there is any way we could ever experience the things we have experienced with the tours on our own.  I invite you to try one out.  I can't imagine you could ever be disappointed.
     Here are a few more photos of beautiful Greece.  I will add more tomorrow.
The Corinthian Canal

Monday, June 25, 2018

Amazingly Beautiful Greece,

Some of our family is in Greece right now, including me, and it is amazingly beautiful!  Here are a few photos to prove my point:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

"A Tsunami Wave Over the Nation! Trees Planted and Uprooted in the White House!" Charles Shamp

A wonderful word from Charles Shamp (if you are a conservative believer, as I am)!  It was posted on The Elijah List today.  You can read it online here.

I was recently in prayer and was taken into a vision in the spirit. I looked and saw these deep-seated, old roots of corruption in the foundation of the White House.
In the vision, the White House appeared to be shaped like a very old tree with its branches withering. Suddenly, the hand of the Lord came and pulled it from the ground. Another White House was put in its place, one where its roots revealed righteousness and peace. The hand of the Lord planted it into rich soil and it began to flourish. Its branches contained beautiful fruit. As I looked at this tree, it seemed to be an olive tree.
Trees in the White House
I was again lifted up and taken to the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Supreme Court where I saw them all uprooted and replaced with new trees where the foundations were righteousness and peace. They too began to flourish and bear fruit and appeared to be olive trees with multicolored fruit. (Photo via Unsplash)
I heard the Lord speak, "I have extended an olive branch of peace to the United States of America and will extend Donald Trump's presidency into a second term by the power of My right hand. What I have done in the White House will happen with every 'branch' of government in the United States for I will pull out corruption and plant trees of righteousness that will bear much fruit.
"Even now, the ax is laid to the root of these corrupt trees. Every tree which does not bear good fruit will be cut down, pulled out and thrown into the fire! There will come forth new terms filled with peace. Branches will grow out of righteous roots. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon America again – the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord which will return once again across the land."
A Tsunami Wave of Revival
I again looked and saw a massive, red tsunami wave coming to America. Suddenly, it crashed against the shores and covered the nation. I thought, "No. Does this mean a disaster will come?" I heard the Lord say, "I will come to America with another wave of revival. This will be the third wave and will crash against the shores so intensely that the nation will awaken to righteousness again. 
"I will cover this nation with My Blood. Cities will experience the salvation of My hand. I will empower My Church to preach the message of the Cross and multitudes will run to alters on street corners and stadiums as I cover the nation with the Blood of My Son from sea to shining sea."
"I Will No Longer Allow Your President to Stand On His Own"
The Lord spoke to me again, "As a sure sign of these things coming to pass, there will be a wave of conservatives elected during the midterm election in November 2018. It will be Breaking News. They will carry the House and the Senate and I will uproot, replant and rebuild the nation. 
"I will tie the three branches of government together; for a person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.  I will no longer allow your president to stand on his own. Even now, I have called others to come alongside and help bring the nation back from the dead and they will take their seats in the coming days."
I saw the House of Representatives stay in the hands of the Republicans and will move much more to a conservative position. I could see into the Senate and saw the Republicans gain nine seats. Those that took their place were considerably more conservative then those who had previously been there. I heard the Lord say, "Yes, nine will be a sign – a sign that righteousness has been birthed in the nation and earth." I saw three more constitutional conservatives were appointed to the Supreme Court by President Trump before 2020. (Photo via Flickr)
I was so stirred in my heart at the sight of the nation, it was no longer surviving... it was thriving. Waves of outpouring, renewal and revival were all around. I saw tangible glory clouds coming down. 
God will have His way in the coming days, but we must stand and continue to pray. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Charles and Brynn Shamp, President and Founders
Destiny Encounters

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last Weekend's Heritage Days

Last weekend was Heritage Days with the Draft Horse Show.  We began Friday night with the Lloyd Wood Country Music Show which was excellent.  It rained during the night but on Saturday morning we were able to hold the Horse Farming Demonstrations.  I am always impressed by this 6 horse hitch that was here last year also.  

The draft horses are huge!  Can you imagine walking two of them at a time.  If they decided to run I don't think this guy would be able to stop them, do you?

It began to rain around 11:00 on Saturday so we postponed the Horse Show till early afternoon, but then it continued to rain so we cancelled it for the day.  The horse owners/drivers decided to start earlier on Sunday at 11:00 but then it rained all night so we ended up having only the draft 6-hitch, the haflinger 6-hitch, the mini cart (as a filler) and then the draft and haflinger carts on the road by the barns.  The racetrack in front of the grandstand was too muddy.  The drivers were happy to get their points for the national competition and the rest of the classes split the money among the registrants.  It began to rain again right after the competition ended--around 1:00 Sunday afternoon and rained all afternoon.  We ended up with over 9 inches of rain!

I was able to get photos of the beautiful hitches.  Here are a few:
A haflinger 6-hitch

I am partial to Zubrod's beautiful percherons!  They won both 6 hitch classes and received 12 points for National competition. 

Lindy Nealey was supposed to perform Roman riding during both days' shows, but Country Guy and I are the only ones who actually got to see her perform.  She was practicing Saturday night in hopes of performing Sunday.