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The Bedouin Woman

Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Hey, I'm only 12 years old!"

Her father saw and felt that she was not feeling well, her head was feverish and she couldn’t hold anything down, even water came back up, sometimes with flecks of blood. As he held her limp body he knew very well that this may be the end.

“But Lord”, he prayed “she is only twelve years old, please my God, if necessary take me not her.”

His wife came to him in a rush,” Jariaus, there is a man in town, everyone is talking about Him they call Him Jesus the healer. Our beliefs may differ but we must take the chance that He can help out little girl, after all she is only twelve years old.”

“My head hurts so bad”, she thought to herself. Hardly able to open her eyes. “Oh, if only I could get out of this bed and walk around, I may feel better.” But try as she might, she could not even move a muscle.

“Oh, these white lights are so pretty,” she thought to herself, “and they don’t even hurt my eyes or my head. But why and what are they from”? “I can see rainbows and fluffy white clouds in the distance, it’s like I’m floating. It feels like I’m going to them, but wait what about my parents, won’t they miss me, can’t they come with me? I’m too young to travel alone……I’m only twelve years old”

In the distance she could hear people talking, crying, wailing and shouting. “Don’t they know how bad my head hurts, and how sick I feel? Can’t they hear me telling them to please be quiet, so I can rest?”

Jariaus came upon this man named Jesus, he could tell He was a man with much authority, as people mulled around Him as though they all wanted something from Him. Jaraius was also a man of authority, being the ruler of the Synagogue, but he was also very respectful and tried to wait his turn. But he knew time was of the essence and went to Jesus posthaste. As he approached Jesus a man in the crowd yelled “why bother the teacher, your daughter is already dead.” As Jesus heard this verbal exchange he said to Jariaus “Don’t be afraid, only believe”.

She felt as though she was floating right in and on those while fluffy clouds. Her head didn’t hurt any longer and she felt as if her body held no weight. She saw a beautiful rainbow and seemed to be moving in that direction. She looked down to perhaps get and idea where she was and saw a crowd coming toward her home. Her father was in the lead and then a strange man she’d never seen before but felt as though she knew Him. A party, my father’s having a big party and I’m up here, oh I must get back there, she thought to herself. Try as she might she couldn’t go back. Then she heard the wailing, the crying, the moaning, funny, she thought, sounds of a funeral, then she saw her mother and she was crying as well, someone must have died, but who?? OH NO, IT’S NOT ME, IT CAN’T BE, I’m too young to die……oh but this feeling of weightlessness and these beautiful clouds and rainbows,,,,oh but no, it can’t be, I’m only twelve years old!

Who is that man with my father, I feel I know Him and the closer He gets to my home the more I feel the tug, I feel like a balloon with a string on it and He is tugging at me to come down from the clouds.

Now Jesus didn’t want anyone to come with Him into Jariaus’s house except Peter, James and John His dear friends. As He got closer He saw a large crowd those who wept and wailed loudly, He said to them “the child is not dead but sleeping”. The people around Him ridiculed Him, He put them all outside except the parents and went into the child’s room.

Oh, how strange I feel, my headache is gone and I’m so hungry! Oh wait, there’s that man, He’s looking straight at me, I feel such love coming from those piercing eyes, I’m going back…..I won’t be travelling without mommy and daddy after all. This must have been a pre-journey, oh but it has been such an adventure. Do you think this was a preview of what heaven is like or perhaps just outside of heaven doors? Mommy, Daddy, I’m not dead!

As Jesus came to the bedside of the child, the parents stood by with tears of joy, apprehension, anxiety and tears for the unknown. This man saw that their daughter was not dead but just sleeping. However, the parents saw that her chest had not risen or fallen her father felt the life drain out of her as her held her, she took her last breath. If this man named Jesus said their daughter was just sleeping then by faith they would believe Him.

“Talitha Cumi”, which translated “Little girl, I say to you arise”. Immediately, the little girl sat up and ran to her parents. Jariaus and his wife were overcome with emotion as their child ran into their waiting arms.

“Mommy, Daddy wait until I tell you what a beautiful dream I had, Oh! I’m so hungry”…..

She looked over to Jesus “Hello Mister” she said, “you were in my dream”………

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Continuing Nightmare Along Pennsylvania Ave. by Perry Stone

A little about our past presidents, this may take several blogs to get all that is important about the most influential man in our nation.

Our first president, George Washington, understood thoroughly the sacred trust placed in the hands of the individual chosen to the office of the president of the United States. This office holds within it's power the potential for helping-or hindering-every citizen of this great nation to reach his or her own "great American Dream". In his farewell address of 1796, President Washington reflected on this sacred trust by saying:

In looking forward to the moment which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors it has conferred upon me; still more for the steadfast confidence with which it has supported me; and for the opportunities I have thence enjoyed of manifesting my invioable attachment, by services faithful and perservering, though in usefulness unequal to my zeal.

very 4 years, Americans observe the finished product of an emerging president. After nonstop campaigning, countless telemarketing-type of television interviews, and 12-18 months of seemingly endless advertisements that are more like a publicity marathon, a finely tuned, silver tongued politician walks his companion along Pennsylvania Ave. and up the white House steps, packaged like a set of Ken and Barbie dolls. Some men become president because of name recognition(such as the name Bush), others due to military records, and still others as a result of political clout or unbalanced media reporting that prevents negative reports from surfacing during a campaign.


thers enter the presidential arena believing that they have a sovereign calling from a higher power to fulfill a specific role in history. One such man was former President Ronald Reagan. Few Americans are aware of a personal prophecy given to Ronald Reagan while he was governor in California, revealing his future destiny as president. According to the book Reagan Inside Out, the story begins in California on a beautiful October day in 1970. Herbert E. Ellingwood, Governor Reagan's legal affairs secretary, had invited several guests to visit the governor. Among them were celebrity Pat Boone, Harald Bredesen, and a minister named George Otis. Boone was a longtime friend of the Reagans, and the governor at that time was running for reelection.

According to those present that day, the conversations included a discussion on Bible Prophecy and the Holy Spirit's moving in the last days. After a series of interesting discussions, Ellingwood finally led the group toward the front door, and the final good-byes were being said. One of the ministers spoke up and asked "Governor, do you mind if we take a moment and pray for you and Mrs. Reagan?"

Immediately, Governor replied, "We would appreciate that," as his countenance turned rather serious. Then the group joined hands forming a circle. Reagan bowed his head rather sharply, and the others tilted theirs a bit. Prayer was immediately offered asking for God's blessings. Suddenly, in the middle of the prayer, the unexpected occurred. George Otis recalled what transpired:

The Holy Spirit came upon me and I knew it. In fact, I was embarrassed. There was this pulsing in my arm and my hand-the one holding Governor Reagan's hand-was shaking. I didn't know what to do. I just didn't want this to be happening. I can remember even as I was speaking, tensing my muscles trying to get the shaking to stop.

s it was transpiring, the prayer of Otis changed completely from the basic prayer of blessing to a more steady intent word. The Holy Spirit-inspired words coming from Otis's mouth spoke directly to Reagan, addressing him as "My son", and recognizing his role as leader in a state that was the size of many nations on earth. His "labor" was described as "pleasing". Suddenly the following words were spoken "if you walk uprightly before Me, you will reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue". Everyone knew that 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was the address of the White House, the home of America's presidents.

10 years passed and in 1980, Governor Reagan, against all odds, ran for president. He was on the bottom of the pile of 10 other Republican candidates, all seeking their party's nomination. The major factor against him was his age; near the time of the election he was approaching his 70th birthday. Political analysts were critical, saying "he was too old to make correct decisions and could die while in office". Others said he was incompetent and just an actor. Despite the objections, Reagan won! Then he was reelected for a second term. He not only lived to be 78 but he passed the age of 90.

In November 1980, upon hearing Reagan had been elected, Pat Boone telephoned the Reagans at their Pacific Palisades home to congratulate Ronald. After Boone spoke with Nancy, Reagan came to the phone. During the conversation Boone inquired if Reagan remembered the prayer in Sacramento 10 years earlier. Reagan said, "Of course I do".

10 years before his election as president, God revealed His will for Ronald Reagan. Mr. Reagan was a dedicated Christian and loved the Bible. He was familiar with biblical prophecy and at times privately consulted key ministers to ask for input on how certain world events would play into prophetic scenarios of Scriptures.

More on past presidents and their role in Bible history and American history coming up.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Excerpts from Nightmare Along Pennsylvania Ave.

I have just finished reading the above titled book and felt compelled to write a blog about it using excerpts from the book itself. Some of you who read this book are Christian believers and believers in the end times and also believe that we are now living in the "end times". Those of you who are skeptics and don't believe "end time" prophecy, I believe if you read this book and similar books and read the bible itself they may make a believer out of you. I myself will not try to do that but I will give you some definite pointers that will might make you consider it as a possibility.

This book is written by Perry Stone who is also on many Christian network television stations bringing the prophetic word to many audiences. He starts out by saying the Great American Dream, has become the great American nightmare. The slippery hands of legislators have reached into the pockets of hardworking citizens to fund more pork than can be found on the nation's pig farms. For years, liberal professors from Ivy League universities have poured their Marxist-Socialist agendas into the young minds of students who today are leading the nation. In 1962, during the Cuban missile crisis, Americans feared a nuclear attack from the evil Communist empire of the Soviet Union. The founder of Communisim, Karl Marx, would be smiling in his grave if he knew how closely we are following his Manifesto of the Communist Party.

The whole world is watching to see what becomes of America. Groups of Americans are forming committees and conferences to strategize how to continue to provide every American with the opportunity to succeed and to prosper in their pursuit of the American Dream. Others, like Igor Panarim, a Russian diplomat and dean at Russia's Foreign Ministry's school for future diplomats, have predicted that we are witnessing "the end of the American Dream". He has predicted that "the United States will break up into six autonomous regions and Alaska will revert to Russian control". He believes that "Russia and China would emerge from the economic turmoil stronger and said the two nations should work together, even to create a new currency to replace the U.S. dollar."

Socialism-defined as a centrally planned economy in which government controls all means of production-begins with a major crisis, including but not limited to and economic crisis. Storms in the financial institutions are often followed by a rise of messianic-type figure the masses believe can solve their problems. However, the problems are always blamed on others, and, eventually, a class warfare begins, identified as a tug-of-war between the wealthy and the middle class. Soon an image is etched in the minds of the populace-rich brokers, bankers, and business class members have abused the common people, and it is time to take from them and redistribute the wealth.

Many of the "isms" of history-including Socialism-were formed by leaders who knew how to exploit the lower- income -class masses and turn them against the rich, demanding a redistribution of the money supply. This was often done when the national workers(an unions)were facing an economic crisis or meltdown. A four -phrase plan enabled them to accomplish this goal.
The phases are as follows:
*Phase 1: Teach the lower-income masses that the government is corrupt and that you will change it.
*Phase2:Plant the seed in their minds that the rich(Wall Street, bankers)are the bad guys.
*Phase 3: Promise to redistribute the wealth of a few to those less fortunate.
*Phase 4: Raise up youth to support you and to take your plan before the people continually.

Several well known leaders have used this four-phase plan very effectively and were able to take charge of their nations and turn things around....for the worse! They are:

*Lenin-who produced Communism
* Hitler-who produced Nazism
* Mussolini-who became the dictator of Italy
* Castro-Who became the dictator of Cuba

My battery on my PC is running out or I would continue this fascinating information, however, I will continue with these excerpts tomorrow we will talk about what is happening today in the Middle East and how it applies to biblical prophecy.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More on The Mind and Our Words!

"You have minds like a snake pit! How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul- minded?" Some interjection here by me, It's amazing what Jesus says here, it's like He is looking into the 21 st Century when He speaks here. Just think about Hollywood today, the movies, TV and the stuff on the internet. Everything in the aforementioned is usually PG-13(Parental Guidance for kids younger than 13)Even PG-13 is questionable. What are we opening our children's minds up to when we allow them to see this stuff? We have a website call Kids in where they review all movies and give in depth description of movies, they tell you how many sexual scenes, how many profanities, how much gore and violence and we can make an informative decision if we want our kids to see a certain movie. I just don't understand how we can allow our children with their impressionable minds to watch the filth that is out there today, how do we justify this?

Jesus continues "It's your heart, not the dictionary that gives meaning to your words. A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is blight in the orchard. Let me tell you something: every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.”

So, here Jesus is saying that we all need to be careful what and how we speak to people. We are responsible also for what we allow our children to hear. Children are a gift from God, we all know that . We need to treat them with care and be gentle with our words towards them. As I have said before I wish I knew these concepts while raising my children, I didn’t, therefore I probably have said some things to my children back in that day that they are paying for in this day, how unfortunate. I will have to answer to God for that. But now, today’s parents know better, they know how to speak, also older children know that respect for parents and older adults is most important as well. I’ve written before on blessing and curses that comes from our mouths; let’s have the blessing come forth, not the curses.

Let’s go on to another subject and that is when a person gets saved, gives his heart to Jesus, listen to what Jesus has to say about this subject: once again from the Message Bible “When a defiling spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along the desert looking for an oasis(a new place), an unsuspecting soul it can bedevil(enter). When it doesn’t find anyone, it says ‘I’ll go back to my old haunt’. On return it finds the person spotlessly clean, but vacant. It then runs and rounds up seven other spirits more evil than itself and they all move in, whooping it up. That person ends up far worse off than if he’d never gotten cleaned up in the first place.”

In analyzing this part of scripture it seems very clear to me that after salvation takes place and forgiveness of sin takes place a cleansing also takes place. If, after the cleansing we leave ourselves open and don’t replace what was in our hearts before Christ then we are open to the demons and devils to come back in but they not only come back but bring with them more demons and devils far worse than themselves. I can attest to that fact.

The fact that I know the above is true is because I lived it. Most of my family and friends have no idea what was taking place in my life after I backslide while living in Florida. I won’t go into it now but the lifestyle was nothing I was proud of and that is why we keep things hid from family and friends because we know in our hearts that what we are doing is not good and pure and of a good report (Phil.4:8)But God does not let us go, He is like a hound on our heels and there are people all over praying for our soul. I thank God He saw fit to continue “hounding” me until I saw that what I was doing was not good and finally turned back to Him for cleansing and a change.

What do we replace it with you ask. Scripture reading is a good place to start, prayer is another, a change in thought patterns. Get some good CD’s of sermons and good biblical teaching, attend Sunday school and church, that is a start. Once you get going it’s limitless what you can attain and how your desires change. God is so good!

I love living for God, there is nothing boring or constraining about it. He gives clear directions IF we listen to Him. The best thing is the assurance of a place with Him in the heavenly realms. We will rule and reign with Him after this earth has gone under and people, believe me it won’t be long. How much more vile can our world get?

So, I ask you to look at your life, are you truly happy? Are you living for God or are you living along the standards this world has set for you? I implore you to think about a life of true happiness, peace and joy in the Lord, what He has in store for you is so much better than what you could ever think or imagine for yourself. Ephesians 3:20-21 says “Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. The Message Bible

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What comes out of your mouth?

Do you ever think about the words that come out of your mouth? Whether you are speaking to yourself(I don't know about you but I talk to myself a lot)or speaking to someone else. The bible says a lot, I mean a lot about words. The way we use words or the words we use can be life or death to the user and the receiver. Let's start with Proverbs 12:25, in the Message bible(y'all know by now that this has become my favorite translation)Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.

A cheerful word(happy, full of spirit, gay)can make a man or woman forget their worry. Sometimes we just say things and then realize later it should not have been said. I, for one need to remember this at all times, my tongue can be sharp and quick and then I'm sorry and have to go apologize. My new motto "think before I speak".

Words can speak life or death to the recipient, blessings or cursings. I chose life and blessings. Proverbs 25:11 A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver, in other words it's good.

When I was a young mother and yelled at my kids I never realized what I was speaking into their little lives. How I wish I knew then what I know now about how words can affect a person. If you are a young mother reading this and you sometimes yell things like "you little devil, or you moron or your so stupid or what is wrong with you"? Think about what your saying, you may be setting them up for exactly what you are speaking into them.

The words you speak should be sweet, Psalm119:103 says your words should be sweet to the taste and sweeter than honey to my mouth! When you speak to people especially to children remember what your doing they have sensitive spirits and pick up all sorts of things both good and bad, lets make sure we are speaking the good into them and not the bad.

Remember it's not what goes into a man that defiles him but what comes out. Matthew 15:11 "Listen and understand, it's not what goes into a man's mouth that makes him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth that makes him unclean".

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Milestone Birthday

So, here it is the "Milestone" birthday. The day I turn 65, my Medicare year. It all came about so quickly so unobtrusively. Why, it seemed just yesterday I was in my late 40's and about to become a grandmother for the very first time! I can remember that day so clearly. I was on the beach with a friend and had a beeper, no cells phone for me as they had just come into production for the common man. anyway the beeper goes off and I call my son and to my delight he informed me my first granddaughter had been born. That was 21 years ago? Oh my that can't be, I still feel 40ish!

As I sit here writing this blog I think about early this morning, how I woke up with an achy pain(a brand new one)in both my legs. I think to myself, so is this what it's going to be like on this milestone birthday, pain in both legs?? So at that time I no longer felt "40ish".

For the past 6 months I have been inundated with information for and about Medicare. Every insurance company this side of the Yukon territory has sent me brochures, huge packets of information "fill this out, fill that out, check this box or that box before May 3rd" or what? What exactly will happen if I don't comply? By the way, the older I get the less compliant I am with stuff. So, don't threaten me with information highway nonsense, because I am not filling anything out or sending anything in, so send the IH police to 7 Ewan Terrace, I'll be waiting for them!

Ok, so now I'll talk about birthdays, oh dear a very sore subject in my lifetime. I hated birthdays, my birthdays. They have always hit me in the wrong spot and I can't tell you why or exactly when that started. So, today it ends, on this milestone birthday of 65 years, it has to end and it is ending. To my children and my friends, if I have made you in anyway uncomfortable about my birthday it ends today! I thank you for putting up with my nonsense for all these years. Any and all birthday greetings, cards, flowers, calls and gifts that I have received from you all over the years I truly thank you for and please do not feel "obligated" in any way shape or form to do any such thing from this day forward unless it is you who want to do it, a phone call is sufficient!

Wow, that feels so good to get that off my chest. I feel good today, I feel so free today. I know my friends and family love me, they don't need to "prove" it in any way but to be there for me when the need is there. Let me tell you about a time that I was alone and ill. It wasn't around any holidays or birthdays. It was during the week and I was really sick. My daughter-in-law(you know who you are)prepared a "care" package with all the stuff needed for the head cold, the "I'm so sick, I could die" kinda cold. She and the family brought it too me and I didn't live too close to them either. This is caring this is the kind of love I'm talking about. The kind of love that when you move 4 times in one year the family and friends are there to help haul all that stuff up and down stairs in the hot, July, Florida weather. that is the kind of love and care I'm talking about!

So as I hit this "Milestone" birthday with full force, let me say that this blog isn't exactly how I wanted it to turn out but since it took this turn I went with it. I must also add I'm so glad that while I was not thinking about God back in my 40's and 50's and doing my own "thing", He was thinking about me and He never let me out of His sight. Someone was praying for me, if you are reading this today, I thank you for being obedient to God's will and keeping me in prayer. Turning my life over to my Lord was the best thing I have ever done, I just wish I had the insight to do it sooner. But God's word says that He has, had me in the palm of His hand, He has big plans for me and I intend to carry them out! Remember Moses was 80 years old as he led the Israelite's out of Egypt. Sara was 99 when she had a child. I know God can and will use me, even as I reach my "Milestone" age.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Watching the children day 2

So yesterday was a little more eventful than today, not that I would want a repeat of what happened yesterday,,,,Julia and Josiah in the downstairs "play room" Julia doesn't like what Josiah was doing and hauled off and punched him in the face,,,yup, sure did, however the second time was when the blood flew. Josiah had a bloody nose, he survived and Julia was sent to her room for a while and was banned from playing games with Josiah in the game room.
Joshua away with friends and going kayaking, what a fortunate kid. Josiah and I are waiting up for him. Signing off for now,,,,,