Saturday, August 29, 2020

We must vote!!

"In the last election, 52 million evangelical Christians stayed home. Heaven must weep over facts such as this. If we all showed up and voted our biblical values, we could turn America around overnight. Pray that God awakens the sleeping giant, the Church!" Dutch Sheets

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Republican National Convention

Did you watch the Republican Convention these past 4 days?  I have never enjoyed a political rally so much in my life!  What inspiring stories!  What brave people!  And what an inspirational and patriotic speech by our President.

There are so many good quotes from his speech, such as: "At the Democrat National Convention, Joe Biden and his party repeatedly assailed America as a land of racial, economic, and social injustice, so tonight, I ask you a simple question: How can the Democratic Party ask to lead our country when it spent so much time tearing down our country?"

And this one: "At the Democrat convention, you barely heard a word about their agenda. But that is not because they don't have one. It is because their agenda is the most extreme set of proposals ever put forward by a major party nominee."

Or this:  As long as I am president, we will defend the absolute right of every American citizen to live in security, dignity, and peace. If the Democrat Party wants to stand with anarchists, agitators, rioters, looters, and flag burners, that is up to them. But I as your president will not be part of it. The Republican Party will remain the voice of the patriotic heroes who keep America safe and salute the American flag.

Another:  We must reclaim our independence from the Left's repressive mandates. Americans are exhausted, trying to keep up with the latest lists of approved words and phrases, and the ever more restrictive political decrees.

Many things have a different name now, and the rules are constantly changing. The goal of cancel culture is to make Americans live in fear of being fired, expelled, shamed, humiliated, and driven from society as we know it. The far Left wants to coerce you into saying what you know to be false and scare you out of saying what you know to be true. Very sad. But on November 3, you can send them a very thundering message they will never forget. ...
Country Guy & I were saying things may "ratchet up" in the next few weeks because President Trump makes so much sense it is difficult for the Democrats to compete.  The only way they know to combat him is to create chaos and blame it on him.  Unfortunately for them, I believe people are waking up to what is at stake in this election and their plans are backfiring.  I certainly pray that is the case.

Please vote and encourage everyone you know to vote, also. Woe to those who let personal feelings about someone's personality keep them from voting--or cause them to vote for those who are encouraging destruction of our country.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sex Container :: Relationship Goals (Part 6)

Are you familiar with Michael Todd's ministry?  We've been watching his relationship goal series.  This one on sex is excellent (actually they all have been)!  I believe it would be helpful for everyone of any age to watch this but it is particularly applicable for young people because of the loose morals in today's cultural.  So refreshing to find a pastor addressing difficult subjects!

Friday, August 21, 2020

George Washington's Trump Vision (He Saw the End)

This is a very encouraging word, but also a definite call to pray!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

"2020: The strangest and most crucial year of our lives" by David Kupelian

A good read and a clear exposition of what is happening in our country from World Net Daily:

"2020: The strangest and most crucial year of our lives" by David Kupelian

The author's conclusion:   "Surely there’s never been a more crucial time for those “governed by God” in their hearts to get down on their knees and pray for the strength, wisdom and courage to do everything they possibly can to stop the deranged Marxist takeover and transformation of their beloved country. It’s time to throw off all the fear, intimidation, guilt trips and lies that have given the left so much power in America. It’s time for moral, clear-headed Americans to stand up and boldly speak the truth as never before, with love and without fear, to their fellow citizens – and especially to their leaders. And it’s time to pray that God will, once again, have mercy on our nation and save us from the unthinkable horror that is now preparing to remake America in its unholy image."

I totally agree.  We must stand for righteousness.  It is time to speak up. We must do all that is within our power to resist this evil.  And we must vote! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Reading 67 Psalms in 67 Days

Have you been reading a Psalm/day with Johnny Enlow which was suggested in his 67 Days of God's Face Shining Upon Us article?  He has a daily commentary of each Psalm on his facebook page.  If you haven't been reading these, I highly recommend it.  I find each one of them to be excellent but I must say, so far, Day 23 was a highlight.  Today's is also a favorite.  We are on Day 30.  Johnny's commentary on the Psalms is enlightening and revelatory.  It is amazing how pertinent each Psalm is to current news.

This excerpt from today's reading was eye-opening and mind-expanding for me.  I had never thought of praise and worship in this way.  It gives new meaning to the phrase "a sacrifice of praise."

"As badly as David loved His Presence, he consistently wanted to experience it “in the land of the living.” I think he innately knew that there is no worship of God in heaven that can compare with worship on earth. As shocking as that sounds, even the most skilled, elaborate and passionate worship in heaven registers differently to the heart of the Father. There, all can see and experience Him face to face and in His full glory. All questions of what was God doing and why is God delaying have been answered. Praise and worship of Him can’t be helped in that atmosphere. It is so obvious there— that He is Good, and Kind, and Glorious, and Majestic, and Wonderful, and Loving, and Beautiful. Here we sing from a war zone. Here all those descriptions of Him are constantly assailed and easily doubted. The worship of God that comes from earth is always going to have more potential than that which comes from heaven. When one here can be fighting sickness, inwardly grieving a loss of a relative, tormented by a child who has gone astray, facing demonic injustice in government— and STILL says from the heart YOU ARE GOOD! Now that’s rare worship and it outdoes what 10,000 angels around the throneroom can do."

Manipulation and Fear to Control Us Using Covid 19

I hope you are one of those who is looking for truth instead of what the mainstream media is reporting.
I continue to post articles on the science of COVID 19 because I believe we need to help each other with facts so we will not act out of fear.  Here are two I read this morning that let you know we are being manipulated by fear.

Why the Smear Campaign Against Hydroxychloroquine? 
                                                 by Dale Hurd

Fauci Recommends Goggles for Protection From COVID-19
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

A quote from Dr. Mercola's article:

"A paper in the April 2020 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine pointed out:12
“We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to COVID-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). 
The chance of catching COVID-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic …"
Did you know there are now guidelines for having sex to prevent Covid? Also from the above article:

"According to the New York City health department’s “Safer Sex and COVID-19” fact sheet,15“Decisions about sex and sexuality need to be balanced with personal and public health,” although they do note that “sex is not likely a common way that COVID-19 spreads.” 
To “enjoy safer sex and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19,” the health department suggests avoiding orgies, restricting sexual activity to masturbation whenever possible, and washing your hands (and any toys) for at least 20 seconds before and afterward. 
If hooking up with someone outside your household, discuss COVID-19 risk factors such as symptoms within the last two weeks and any positive COVID-19 test results. They also recommend having alcohol-based sanitizer on hand, and having sex in “larger, more open, and well-ventilated spaces.” 
Other suggestions include getting “creative with sexual positions and physical barriers, like walls, that allow sexual contact while preventing close face to face contact.” In plain English, consider having sex through a hole in the wall (“glory hole”) or other physical barrier to avoid close physical contact. 
British Columbia’s Centre for Disease Control has issued near-identical guidelines,16 as has the Irish Health Services and the Irish Pharmacy Union"
I find this very obtrusive and offensive!  Our lives are being controlled by a smear campaign of fear.  It's time to say "ENOUGH!"

Saturday, August 8, 2020

COVID-19: Who Has the Intellectual and Moral High Ground? by Jack Kerwick

Are you fearful of getting Covid19?  Are you wearing a mask and intimidating those who don't?  You might find this essay  by Jack Kerwick of Frontpage Magazine enlightening--or not, depending on whether you are one who is seeking the truth, or one who wants their fears validated.  I recommend reading it anyway.

Friday, August 7, 2020

"It's Time to Speak UP!" Robert Hotchkin,

A NOW word posted today on The Elijah List:
"In those days I will pour out My Spirit even on My servants – men and women alike – and they will prophesy." (Acts 2:18 NLT)
Perhaps now, more than ever, Christians need to speak up.
The world is full of chaos, fear, frustration, anger, rebellion, hatred, division, disrespect, doubt and confusion. Why? Because the world is being confronted with the very real truth that it cannot rely on worldly systems for true security and safety.
This is a very challenging time for those who do not know the Lord, which means it is a very ripe time for us to share Him! One of the best ways we can bear witness of Jesus right now is through the words we speak. This is not just a good idea, it is a Kingdom strategy.
The Lord declares in Acts 2:18 that there is a very specific reason He pours out His Spirit on His people – so we will prophesy! God wants us speaking His truth in seasons like this, because the lost, hurting, broken, victimized, scared people of the world need to know there is an alternative to all that has failed and frustrated them.
Right now the world is full of voices that are causing panic, anxiety, frustration and hopelessness; the news, internet, pundits, commentators...sometimes even co-workers and family members. Almost every voice is speaking forth doom and gloom. That is why the world needs to hear from you.
The Power of Our Words
Years ago, I had a powerful encounter with the Lord where He took me inside of Genesis 1. One of the key things He showed me was that verses 1-25 were not only a history lesson of how He brought forth creation, but also a model of one of the main ways we operate in the authority that He called us to in verses 26-28. 
How did the Lord deal with darkness? By speaking light (see Genesis 1:3). The words He spoke brought Kingdom order to chaos and confusion (see Genesis 4-25). Now it's our turn to do the same.
In Him, with Him and for Him, God has made us His dominion stewards in the earth. Just as He spoke to creation to bring it forth, we can speak to creation to bring it into alignment with His truth. After all, we are made in His image and according to His likeness (see Genesis 1:26), called to do the works that the Word Himself did (see John 14:12), and we see evidence of all this throughout the Bible (e.g., Isaiah 55:5, Jeremiah 1:10, and Job 22:28).
Fresh Empowerment for Kingdom Impact
The Lord wants to release a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and through Him, fresh empowerment to speak forth Kingdom words of truth; words that edify, exhort and encourage; words that bring alignment; words that release light, love, peace, hope and faith; words that shatter darkness; words that are spirit and life!
It is time for Christians to speak UP. Let's go forth and speak only words that lift up, cheer up, and build up. Let's put Jesus on display in every word we speak!
This is not a time to shrink back but to step up and use one of the most powerful weapons of warfare we have – prayer!
We have launched a 24/7 united prayer initiative for the USA to cover, protect, speak life and declare destiny over the United States every hour of every day between now and the national elections in November – it's called Firewall (posted on the Elijah List here). 
Eight Decrees to Bring Healing and Alignment to Your Nation
I declare:
1) Every plot, ploy, attack, assignment, minion and manifestation of the enemy sent against my nation will be revealed and rendered null and void! (1 John 3:8, John 19:30, Isaiah 60:3, Luke 8:17.) 
2) My nation was made by God, belongs to God, will know God, and will serve God! (Psalm 24:1-2, John 1:3.)
3) God is for my nation and with my nation. He is well able to heal the land and bring us fully back to Him! (2 Chronicles 7:14, Romans 5:8, Psalm 86:15, Zephaniah 3:17.)
4) The Church will arise in truth and love, awakening to our power as His dominion stewards in the land. We will take up our place of impact; ignited by God's presence, power and personality! (Isaiah 60:1-3, Isaiah 61:1-4, Job 29:17.)
5) Jesus is King of my nation, enthroned on the praise, prayer and worship of His people to rule and reign in this land! (Psalm 47:6-8, Psalm 22:3.)
6) The increase of God's government shall know no end in my nation! (Isaiah 9:6-7.)
7) The Lord will protect, provide for, empower and equip His men and women in government, media, schools, families, arts and entertainment, business, and the Church! And He will stir and empower His people to pray for our leaders! (2 Peter 1:3, Philippians 2:13, Ephesians 1:3, Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 Timothy 2:1-3.)
8) Light Be! Light Be! Light Be! In every sphere of influence in my nation let the light, love and life of God break forth in great and mighty ways, shattering the darkness, lies, chaos and confusion of the enemy! (Genesis 1:3-4, John 1:5.)
It's time to bring healing to the nations and turn our beloved USA back to God. This is a historic time. Let's make history together for Jesus!
Robert Hotchkin
Men on the Frontlines | Robert Hotchkin Ministries

The Golden Key - Emmet Fox

This is an excellent reminder to keep our eyes on God.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Cowboy Candy/Candied Jalapeños

     Have you ever tasted Cowboy Candy?  If you haven't and can find someone who makes it, you are in for a treat!  We had never even heard of it until my friend, Mariann, brought us a jar and suggested we try it on top of crackers spread with cream cheese.  We devoured those tasty little morsels in record time!  And then we shamelessly hinted we would love more.  She brought us another jar.  And then last week she asked if I would like jalapeños to make my own.  She brought me 1 1/2 lbs which her husband had sliced for me before he sent them--what a guy! She also brought the recipe.  I cut the recipe which calls for 3 lb. in half and made 4 (1/2 pints) of this delicious little appetizer!
    Another friend called Saturday to ask if I would like some jalapeños.  Of course, I replied with an enthusiastic "yes"!  Before my introduction to cowboy candy, I would have had no idea what to do with so many.  But now I am accumulating all I can get.  Today I made more candy with the 3+ lbs Sharon gave me and the 1/2 lb I already had.
    Here's a photo of the treasure before and after I sliced them.

I also added a few little sweet peppers for color.  The result of my labor.

Here's the recipe, if you are tempted to make some on your own.  You can find several recipes online.  This one is the one that Mariann uses.  I don't know where she got it, but I copied the same recipe she brought me from this site: which has interesting commentary also.

Cowboy Candy
  • 3 pounds fresh firm, jalapeno peppers, washed
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 6 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  • Wearing gloves, remove the stems from all of the jalapeno peppers. The easiest way to do this is to slice a small disc off of the stem-end along with the stem. Discard the stems.
  • Slice the peppers into uniform 1/8-1/4 inch rounds. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, bring cider vinegar, white sugar, turmeric, celery seed, granulated garlic and cayenne pepper to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Raise the heat to boiling again, add the pepper slices, return to a hard boil, then reduce the heat again and simmer for exactly 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the peppers, loading into clean, sterile canning jars to within 1/4 inch of the upper rim of the jar. Turn heat up under the pot with the syrup and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 6 minutes.
  • Use a ladle to pour the boiling syrup into the jars over the jalapeno slices. Insert a cooking chopstick to the bottom of the jar two or three times to release any trapped pockets of air. Adjust the level of the syrup if necessary. Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean, damp paper towel and fix on new, two-piece lids to finger-tip tightness.
  • *If you have leftover syrup, and it is likely that you will, you may can it in half-pint or pint jars, too. It’s wonderful brushed on meat on the grill or added to potato salad or, or, or… In short, don’t toss it out!
  • Place jars in a canner, cover with water by 2-inches. Bring the water to a full rolling boil. When it reaches a full rolling boil, set the timer for 10 minutes for half-pints or 15 minutes for pints. When timer goes off, use canning tongs to transfer the jars to a cooling rack. Leave them to cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours. When fully cooled, wipe them with a clean, damp washcloth then label.
  • Allow to mellow for at least two weeks, but preferably a month before eating. Or don’t. I won’t tell!

The recipe makes 3 pint jars + almost 1/2 pint. 

The video Chairman Nadler doesn't want you to see!

      If you have fallen for the main stream media's claim that protesters are mainly peaceful, you need to watch this video. This is outrageous, shameful behavior!

     That liberal mayors are encouraging this is beyond comprehension!

     I hope you are considering who you will vote for in November--and that you WILL vote.  This is not the year to stay at home.

     I believe these things that have been allowed and encouraged are going to backfire big time on the perpetrators and we are going to see a landslide for our law-abiding, Make America Great Again president to be re-elected.  If he isn't re-elected, I see no hope for our country.  But because I believe God put him in place for such a time as this, I am very hopeful and excited about the next 4 years and beyond.

     It seems that in order for something to stand it must be built on a firm foundation.  There appears to be many foundations that were faulty--such as our education system--which can only be effective when the foundation is rebuilt.  I believe God is using what the devil meant for evil to instead bring about much needed change.

     Let's continue to pray His Will be done and His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.