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The Run…It’s Done!!!

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I was emotional leading up to the event and I really thought it was going to be an emotional day for me but it really wasn’t and that was a great relief! I’m trying to stop my mind thinking that healing needs to look like this or that (that I needed to be all emotional for the healing/past of this event to take place). I feel that God had me run for a reason...I’m still trying to process what that reason is. (Maybe there’ll be a “Run for Raped & Sexually Abused Victims”) Nevertheless, I know that God had me run “For such a time as THIS”!!! Maybe you would continue to pray for me that God would reveal anything He wants to from this, that I’ll hear his voice just as clearly as I did when He told me to “Choose to Run”. The run itself was difficult but good. I marveled at the symbolism of the run compared to my true life event – there were 13 miles to symbolize my 13 years before being raped and .10 miles to run to the police station/the end...13.1 never felt SO good!!! (Freedom!!!) B…

Choosing to Run…

When I was 13 years old, I was held down and forcibly raped by a guy that I babysat for and kept there to endure more at a later time in the night. During the in-between time of events, I had an opportunity to “RUN”. There was a police station a block away and I was one of the FASTEST cross country runners at school...if I had only gotten up off that couch and “RUN”. Why didn’t I run? I was afraid...FEAR kept me from running. Thankfully God was with me then and God is with me now!!!In April of this year, (after 27 years) God told me it was time to forgive the guy who raped me. I walked through that process and I forgave him and it was one of the most freeing things for me!And now...it’s time to RUN!Over the last few months, I have been training to run the St. Louis 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles)...not because it’s anything that “I’ve” ever wanted to do but it’s more of a command from the Lord for me. I’m suppose to “Choose...to RUN”! I’ve tried to quit a couple of times but God has awaken …

Dealing with the Supernatural...

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It IS real, it is the substance in which we walk out our Christian walk. It's hard to understand it in the natural. There is no way to walk in Lordship without the Supernatural!!! Don't let the Supernatural be a 'bookend' in your life. What is the Supernatural? What do we need it for? Act 1:8 you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. Phillipians 4:13 I can do ALL things through Christ WHO strengthens me! It is impossible to walk in Lordship and complete the calling on your life if you don't submitt to the Holy Spirit's Supernatural power. It is not bound to the Natural laws. It is beyond our natural ability. What is it for? 1) revelation 2) direction 3) protection 4) provision The Exodus had ALL of these Supernatural things! Everything that He does Supernaturally points back to Him!!! Why is the Supernatural and our belief in the supernatural so important? Because it will shape your worldview. As…

A Vacation of Blessings!!!

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Last year we had a vacation planned but after the Lord directing us to bless a ministry with those funds…we felt we couldn’t afford to go so we canceled the vacation. This year we had our money all saved up and I began making plans. Low and behold, a week or so before leaving the Lord once again directed us to bless a ministry with those funds and we were heading around that mountain again. We decided to Trust in the Lord, and go on vacation. WOW, we were blessed!!!I think the most AMAZING animals in the world are dolphins, I have loved them for over 20 years now and think they are BEAUTIFUL creatures. I have wanted so badly to be able to swim with the dolphins. This year…it happened. Some of our friends got together and took up a collection to pay 1/2 of the funds for us to swim with the dolphins…it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I’ve wanted to do it so bad for so long…I almost cried when it was my time. We drove on Saturday to 1/2 way and stayed the night in Georgia. We got up Sunday and…

He's a Refiner...

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Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." Taken from Google Images This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study. That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver. As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: "He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver…

How to be an Overcomer

How to be an overcomer - there should be constant moving forward. Revelation 12:10-11 You overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony. The blood of Christ redefines you. By yourself you are broken and messed up. The blood of Christ covers, you go from unrighteous, unworthy to righteous and worth. The blood of Christ is payment for sin. A righteous God needs that payment for our sin that needs to be paid for. No blood = no restoration between her and God. The word of our testimony is 2 parts 1) to the truth that I know about Christ, He is who He says He is. 2) I can testify by what He's done in me. What are we overcoming? The wages of sin...I was seperated from God but the blood of the Lamb paid for my sins. The blood covers me. Romans 10:9-10 There is an accuser that stands before God accusing you. Don't accuse yourself of your own accusations of yourself. You have bern given the blood of Christ. 2 Corinthians 7:10 don't miss when the Ho…

My Dyson Review

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It's been a while since I told you of my Dyson purchase. After performing a ton of reviews before I purchased mine...I thought I'd give an honest review to you! I searched HIGH and LOW for the Dyson DC25 Animal. I happened upon scam after scam on Craigslist with a lady who kept trying to get me to go to another site and bid on one at an auction. Photo courtesy once again thanks to Best Buy. I read many reviews about the "Ball" being hard to manuver and handle. I have not found it to be an issue at all. I actually like the manuverability of it. I have purchased at least 5 vaccuum cleaners in the last 10 years...one of them was even a Rainbow...though it was excellent at cleaning...I hated lugging it around and ended up giving it away within 6 months...that was $1800 out the window. :( The best vaccuum that I had up until this current time was the one that Consumer Reports rated #1 - The Hoover WindTunnel (with a bag). That was such a great vacuum that we boug…

Three Types of Evangelism

You have been called to do a work. Individually, corporately, in the community john 3:3-7 Jesus came back to restore people to be righteous. We are ALL called to evangelize There are 3 types of evangelism: Matt 5:14-16 Lifestyle evangelism We should see the love of God operating in our lives. Matthew 8 Opportunistict evangelism - moments in time in your life when you are prompted to vocal/verbal evangelism. Acts 7 Declaration evangelism - speak against wrong via the truth of God. Declare the goodness & righteousness of God but speak up against what the Bible says is wrong.