"Only one life, 'twill soon be past
Only what's done for Christ will last."

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year

How quickly life can change!

Today I have two new jobs, substitute teaching and working at the local deli!

I'm still a home-school mom and a housewife, the mother of five and grandmother of one! Daughter, aunt, sister---in-law!

I'm still a flautist, pianist, organist, guitarist, and singer---artist and writer.

We just needed a bit more income to handle this new life with a new home and a son with cancer.

So this will be quite a new year.

I hope I can handle it, but we'll see. Life changes can be good, inspiring, helpful. We can get into ruts, we can struggle with bad habits! Sometimes a big shake-up can be just the trigger for new and improved routines!

I'm also a cousin, and one of mine passed away on Christmas day. So sad. We were never close, but it is remarkable how much we shared. Life is so fleeting, so unexpected. Treasure each day, and be sure you have your eternity completely SURE.

My cousin did. He was a believer in Jesus Christ. He called Him LORD.

The Christmas stuff is put away for next year. I reflect on this past week with sweetness.
We really had wonderful fellowship with friends and family. Blessings.

I wish you, dear friend, a very blessed 2017. I hope it is the year our LORD comes back to get us!
Maranatha! Maranatha!

We have everything to hope for, look forward to, expect. God is so good.

My cartoon:

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Well, Friends, another year to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, Ya-hu-wah Messiah, LORD OF ALL.

I firmly believe that Jesus was not born on December 25, and I hope that doesn't spoil Christmas for anyone, much like learning the truth about Santa Claus.

The truth is Jesus came. He was born in the flesh. He was born somewhere where animals were kept, as Mary put him in a manger.

Was it a place for sacrificial lambs to be birthed, there in the hills surrounding Bethlehem?

God is a person of detail. Atoms, strings, moments. I believe Jesus was born at the proper time of the feasts, a perfect and timely appearance on every level.

God is not surprised.

We may be. We may have believed traditions and stories over truths, and one day we will see how "off" we were.

But the things that matter are found in Scripture, and that is all that really matters.

The LORD GOD approves of our times for feasting, marrying, celebrating. He is in the midst of this, and He prepares a banquet of dynamic proportions even as we ponder this truth. He is coming. He came, and He is coming again.

He is our Messiah, and we are called to believe in Him and trust in Him. He is forgiving, merciful, and just. He sees us celebrate His birth, at the time of the feast of lights, Hannukah.  We can celebrate with confidence the feast of lights, and Christ's birth. The point is that He came, and He is celebrated.

I love the music, the sweetness of fellowship with loved ones, the recapping of the year, the expectations of the little ones. There's also a sense of completed blessing as I look back at the many provisions of God throughout my life, especially recently.

I think of the fire in the fireplace, the cupboards full of food, warm clothing and a roof that doesn't leak. I think of the black dog that lays at my feet and the memory of two other sweet pups that graced my life. I think of the children God allowed me to bear. They are the greatest blessing I could ever ask for. What a wonder! I'm thankful for a husband that has walked beside me and shared all of my interests and joys for 27 years, through hardship and ease. One who has been faithful to me and our marriage vows.

I think of our parents who are healthy and doing well. What a tremendous blessing. Praying grandparents are vital to our children's lives! My father-in-law pointed that out to me yesterday, and I totally agree. We are never useless, spiritually.

I think of the tools and devices, cars and trucks, technology and appliances, electric power that make our lives more efficient and livable. I'm thankful for these things and their service to us. I'm thankful for music and devices that help us to hear it.

Are you still with me? I'm counting my blessings this beautiful evening. I'm listening to MPR and the beautiful Christmas Eve music they play. We just finished a meal of Swedish Smorgasbord, meatballs, sausage, rice pudding, fruit soup---at Grandma and Grandpa's home. Delicious.

We drove home from a gathering in Iowa this morning. My husband's parents had a family celebration with a tasty meal and great company! It was fun to celebrate new engagements, prospective futures, and present good cheer. Generosity all around!

And the joy continues.

We are only ever to live one day at a time---Give us This Day our Daily Bread! We don't know what tomorrow is going to be like----a Christmas Day like many others?

Or does Yeshua come again to take us home?

Ice storm predicted for our area tomorrow, so please stay safe on the roads!

Wherever you are, reading my message, I pray you are safe and complete in Jesus Christ. He is the reason we celebrate this feast time.

Come to Him, all you who are weary! Heavy laden! He'll give you rest! His yoke is easy---His burden is light. He is the one who gives life and hope to the spiritually dead and the hopeless.

Finally reading Rosaria Butterfield's engaging book "The Secrets Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert." I love her descriptions of believers. We can laugh at ourselves and how we appear to others---but there is a seriousness to telling the truth and doing it in a way that reveals the vital lessons of God's ideas to those that don't have a clue about the Messiah.

It's worth a study. We need to be willing to critically assess the way we share our faith. Ultimately it's up to the power of the Holy Spirit and His eye/ear opening ability.

Let's pray eyes and ears open to the truth of Jesus and His birth.

Why did He come? Why did He die? Why does sin reign in our lives until we accept the gift of eternal life from God alone?

Good questions. ASK THEM!

It's what it's all about, the very meaning of life.

Monday, December 19, 2016



This Techie World

I listened to an interview with a man who talked about our future form of government---a technocracy, he said. I think there is an article in Time magazine about it currently.

It's sort of alarming, but as I apply for a new job---substitute teacher---with an educational service provider I am taken aback by the technology I'm supposed to be able to navigate through, and I'm woefully technologically illiterate.

It's alarming.

Ed is gently helping me handle some of the devices I'm currently using

A Chrome Book
My moto XXXXXphone
Moto sport watch 33333
my tablet
my old moto x

It's insane.

I get a new device and I have to figure it out even as the old ones blink into obscurity. It's like vacuum cleaners---you have to buy a whole new machine because they quit making the filters your old one used.

If this is technocracy I'M DONE!

What about all the older generation who cannot figure out how to turn the computer on?

I did finish the 100 + page online application and I fell like I should reward myself.

I'm going to pick up my KINDLE and read ----

My home is full of paper and hardback collections of printed leaves----old fashioned books, and I really prefer these infinitely to the stuff on line.

I do like being able to type on a beautiful keyboard again. That is a blessing.

Allow me to rant. I am concerned about the future and what is coming into being. I'm concerned about the developments and how to keep abreast of them. I want to keep up, but I am reaching my limits.

How about the kids? They just naturally keep up, it seems.

Or do they? Are they controlled by the technology already?

I think I want to go and eat a Christmas cookie.

Cherie and I made many kinds of treats this season of holiday preparation:

Chocolate Crinkles
Butter Cut-outs
Cooky Jar Cut-outs (with orange rind)
Gingerbread Cut-outs
Shortbread (with cornstarch)
Cornflake wreaths (green with cinnamon red-hots)
Peanut Butter blossoms
Chocolate dipped oreos and Ritz peanut butter sandwiches
Peppermint almond bark

Tomorrow my friend is coming over to make Russian/Swedish/Mexican Wedding/Teacakes----you know, the delicious little balls of butter, flour and walnuts or pecans rolled in powdered sugar?
So simple, so tasty. They must be on every Christmas cookie plate.

Yesterday my nieces and their friends were over for dinner and we feasted on these Christmas delicacies. It was fun to be with my nieces. One of my nieces is an artist in Italy, and she is painting a chapel in a castle. It's fascinating.

My own Margaret has left Munich, and our dear friends there, for another German city and other dear friends. She's going to the Wiesbaden/Mainz area now. By all accounts she's winning hearts all around.

Of course my heart is deeply lonesome for her, but I'm incredibly glad she can do this travelling and adventuring at her age. We are all on this life path, and travel is surely one of the most rewarding and expanding experiences any of us can ever hope for.

I may never travel again, and I'm completely alright with that, but on my bucket list still; the Seychelles, and to go back to Israel. Israel is so different now from when I went in 1983. It has bloomed since, and I'd love to see it.

There is something about a turquoise ocean beach that is healing to a Minnesota mind, and I hanker for the sun on my skin and the waves lapping peacefully and warmly at my feet. Perhaps I'll get to see the ocean again someday. I have a wonderful memory of the Aegean Sea and a small resort at Ayvalik, in Turkey. It's a memory that I will enjoy for the rest of my life.

I'm truly happy to be here, though, in my own little world. My Corgi grief is still sharp. I can't quite get past it, but I look at Blackberry and her neediness since Misty's passing, and I love her all the more. The cats are content. They are cats.

Perhaps someday I'll have a Corgi again. I'd love to rescue one. Corgi Hollows is CERTAINLY open for any Corgi that needs rescuing.

It's warmed up today. It was bitter yesterday, so we enjoyed the fire and warm company. Today the sun shines on a 20℉ improvement.

I'm savoring the freedom of a slow day as I realize they are going to be few and far between as I age. But house payments must be made. New homes are like that.

I've been blessed with a life of amazing blessings.

I'm thankful.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Yoga Again


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Winter Storm Warning

The sun is casting shiny beams on the pure white snow cover. More snow is coming, and the clear skies right now indicate the bitter cold this day.

It's cold out there!

Ed finished his finals. We go back to swimming today as a celebration----at least it feels like that. Swimming can be a chore, especially on negative temperature days, but the resulting prevention of headaches for me and limber muscles for Ed is worth the pain.

I am still wrangling with the three packages I have to mail. I'm totally incompetent when it comes to administration skills, so having had to go to three post offices and one DHL shipping office with NO PACKAGES THUS FAR SENT is quite the Waterloo for me.

It was either too expensive ($244US), wrong packaging (Needs to be in a priority mail box for cheapest rates), and the line was once too long, waited 1/2 an hour, had to leave.

Next year I hope to get this all done in October. Will I learn my lesson?

I have stacks of stamps and Christmas cards here to address and mail. Will I get it done?

I have a stack of presents I've gleaned over the year to give to my loved ones that need wrapping.  Will a backache ensue?

I'm sounding like a Scrooge. I'm really not, but there are things about the holidays that I have never really learned to do well.

I have excellent intentions, but little result.

Cherie has been helping me with baking. We've done little shortbread cookies, peanut blossoms, gingerbread cutouts, cooky-jar cookies with orange rind, cornflake wreaths (bright green!), and several more kinds are planned.

Swedish meatballs are made and in the freezer. The Swedish potato sausage is purchased. The ham is procured. Potatoes and anchovies for Janssen's Temptation are bought.

Fruits for the fruit soup are on the counter.

Things are coming together.

Ed made a fire this morning in the wood fireplace. It is a joy to have that device to warm that half of the house! It is cozy and smells wonderful.

Must be off.

There's a winter storm headed our way. Maybe I'll spend it doing cards and wrapping presents. Baking.

The joys of a Minnesota storm.

The Elite's Plan for 2017 ???


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Peace Church


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I'm Back

My generous husband gifted me early with a "Chrome Book" this Christmas season. It's exactly what I needed in a technical device, but I'm still getting used to it.

It is NOT a tablet, nor a phone, so I have a real keyboard, and a big screen!


I can actually type again!

It still needs to become my feeling, and that will take time. Do you know what I mean? I can't figure out how to cut and paste and share any links yet, but that should come.

My chief technical geek, Ed, is busy prepping for his last two finals. After these I can infringe on his time to help me out with my own technology.

But I can write again. And people who don't write can't quite understand the urge we writers have to express. It's part of our nature. We talk about things.

Have you seen "Sense and Sensibility?"
The one with Emma Thompson?

It would make a nice holiday movie night. We quote this film often at our house.

Very quotable quotes.

I am quietly checking off items on my lists. I have multiple lists that I operate from. They include everything from dinner ideas to major needs like repairing the roof. It's been a mild fall weather-wise, which has helped the outside projects become completed in a fashion not yet known to Corgi Hollows.

I'm still in shock/grief/denial about Misty and her death.

There is not a happy Corgi face to greet us every time we look up.

Blackberry still mourns. She goes out and howls to the North several times each night. We all miss her quick little patter and warm furry presence.

I still can't believe she's gone.

There is a darling Corgi puppy across the field from us, and she visited us (serendipitously)  two days after we lost Misty. She was full of life and cuteness and it just had to give me peace that God is indeed in charge of our days, and the days of our loved ones, which include pets.

I totally believe that God cares.

I still cry.

Cold, cold temperatures have hit our Minnesota landscape this week. It's below zero, and my fingers get numb bringing in the wood for the fireplace. We keep a fire burning all day. The furnace is set low, and we use the fireplace wherever we are reading or sitting. Cozy.

There are four winters' worth of wood in the newly furbished shed. My husband is SO happy about that. I am grateful to my parents-in-law for their ceaseless help in splitting the wood and getting us snug for the cold temperatures. Country living is lots of work!

My parents are also happy for children and grandchildren next door to them, eager to run over and help set up a Christmas tree or prep for an event. It's such a good thing.

I sound like Martha Stewart, but really, good things are all about living well.

There are some concerns, the things that wake you in the middle of the night, that dog your mind and thoughts and tense your neck muscles. We do have trouble.

But I am daily reminded about God's provision. He cares about these things MORE THAN I DO!

I'm responsible to be a good steward, to have a clean heart and conscience before Him, but He has promised to do the rest.

Lessons we must learn over and over. It never stops.

I think I will be starting to substitute teach after the holidays. I don't look forward to it, but financially I'm going to have to start helping out. Moving to this place has added a financial burden that is too heavy. So many things that have needed attention and fixing, broken pumps, sheds, driveways, equipment to manage this land---it just doesn't stop.

Cherie has her grandparents next door to keep track of her school days, they are part of the home-schooling team, but she is so far ahead in school that it is unnecessary to worry about her. Subbing leaves the flexibility to schedule homeschooling activities in.

So, I'm off. Hoping for a possibility of being hired by a nearby school district. Please pray with me.

Ed will have the spring semester at the community college, but we are scheduling his knee operation for early June, leaving maximum recovery time. The first knee can be done then, the other one later. It's hard to make these decisions.

He had a spinal tap on Friday with his favorite doctor, and it went very well. I'm in awe of how well his recovery is going, and attribute it rightly to a great medical team----AND GOD!

God is good, all the time. He provides, heals, helps, gives, leads, directs, calms, empowers. He is everything I need, until my last breath.

Margaret is traveling in Europe with a dear friend, visiting dear friends. We are happy for her, but sorely miss her beautiful face this Christmas season. God has so blessed us with our children. They are all so precious and wonderful. God is so good.

God has blessed us with amazing friends, too. I thank the LORD for each one. Amazing relationships, amazing friendships. I thank God for you.

I hope to still get presents wrapped, cookies baked, CARDS SENT OUT!

Plus feasts to prepare, and snow to shovel.

I'd like to get my skis out. The snow is about six inches deep and pure fluff. It's glistening gorgeous.

That was the news. I wrote a Christmas letter. If you want to have me send it to you please email me at Corgihollows@gmail.com.

I have some of you in my Rolodex. I hope to reconnect with you after  several years!

I'll be writing again----SOON!
Thanks for stopping by.

VD Hanson:


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Battling Fake News


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Truth Topics

I'm preoccupied with thoughts about truth since the US election.

I read many articles from conservative websites. I listen to NPR, read Huffpost, and stay linked to several leftists. I rarely look at any mainstream media, but will read articles from major newspapers.

We all know bias exists, and we should read accordingly.

Wikileaks is an interesting subject. Do we believe or not?

Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Bilderbergers, Conspiracy Theory, Flat Earth, Climate change, Chemtrails, GMOs, Vaccines, Pedophilia Rings, Sex Trafficking, Slavery, Globalist Elitists, Pagan Trends, CERN, Transhumanism, Aliens, Artificial Intelligence, Yoga, Demonic Activity, The Matrix, Mind Control---

----the list goes on---

Things that may have truth, shreds of truth, or complete deception.

We are in this world, but not of it. Humanists would like for us to ignore the spiritual. They are materialists.

I am not a humanist.

I do see a vast spiritual conspiracy. Two, actually, working against each other ---good and evil.

All of these things I listed above can easily be analyzed and unpacked in light of this Vast Conspiracy.

It's not a problem.

It all fits.

Truth is what The LORD of the Bible declares it to be.

You are safe with His Holy Word.

Be sure you are spending time in it daily.

There are too many voices out there competing for your allegiance. It rightfully belongs to the one who made you.

Run the things you hear through the grid of God's truth.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Jesuits


Three Things That Get My Goat

1. Social Justice Warriors that are pro Socialism

2. The war against Christian beliefs

3. The false portrayal of Breitbart News

I just hope millennials are reading the accounts of Cuban dissidents this week.

It's easy to only believe evidence that backs up your personal paradigm. We're all guilty of that.

That someone from BuzzFeed would attempt to slam a couple of Christians for believing Christianity is ridiculous.

I've read and known of Andrew Breitbart for years now. I've followed Lucianne Goldberg's site since the internet exploded. I have never seen an anti Jewish statement, or any racist comment. Never.

Conservative things, YES, but not racist.

I am pro Israel, pro Jewish. My Lord is a Jewish builder. And, like Ken Ham, I believe in one race. Human.

There is a beautiful diversity of cultures, and that is only wonderful. The sin of valuing a color of skin over the person is from the pit of hell, and Darwinism/Eugenics is to be fingered in the blame.

People tend to be prideful sinners, and Satan has infiltrated the church for decades. Racism took root in the mainline denominations right after Darwin published his Origin story.

Slavery and prideful superiority of peoples is as old as the human race. That doesn't justify it. Sin is always sin, since Adam and Eve.

It was wrong then, and it is wrong now.

No one can control the sinner. The KKK can throw its support around all it wants. The accusations of racism must be tried and true to actually stick.

The biggest racists are those who promote abortion. Abortion proponents have publicly declared their intentions of targeting African communities. That's true racism, and they will burn in hell for it.

Repent! Before it's too late!

All and any sin separates from God. All need Christ for reconciliation.

That includes racism.

Stick to the Word of God.

Atheism kills. Christ Jesus saves.





Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What a Day May Bring

It is with sadness I must report that Misty passed away.

Nine years, but this past year was hard as she became diabetic and lost her eyesight.

Grieve with us, at Corgi Hollows.

Pets are people too.

It hasn't sunk in yet...

Ed's College :


Must Read!


Monday, November 28, 2016


It's been a drag for me to blog without a computer, but I have tried to keep up with the crazy times we are in.

Our Thanksgiving was nice, the visit to Mayo Clinic interesting (on several levels) and our Christmas shopping is pretty much finished.

Pets are aging but healthy enough. Leaves are raked. We have four winter's worth of firewood stored in a restored shed, the big summer project completed with a welcome help of my husband's parents.

Ed has some super challenges ahead:

One year of chemo left for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Knee replacement in the left leg ASAP
Right knee replacement following
Surgery during chemo ?
College, finishing "high school" as a full time college student
Keeping healthy
Keeping stable mentally
Continually balancing medications
Being an up-beat contributor to society

---which he is, by God's grace.

Life is hard.

Ed, by the nature of his situation, takes up my time and mental occupation, but Cherie and everything else naturally make up the balance of my own time.

There are days when I can hardly process any thoughts, let alone current events and activities!

There go I by God's mercy.

I know His strength. I can't function without His power and care for me.

No one can, but my recent circumstances have profoundly proven God's presence in my life.

My friends have been witnesses to this incredible evidence.

And that's exciting. Exhausting, sometimes scary, concerning, overwhelming, but really honestly exciting.

And God gets the glory. My weakness has been His strength. I've seen it, witnessed it, experienced it.

Our friends were here over the holiday weekend, and notified me about the documentary "Vaxxed."

YOU should watch it. Everyone should. I had heard of it, but vaccines didn't concern me much. I didn't bother to watch it.

I'm glad I did last night. This is a concern on so many levels---infants, government, world population, societal/statistical projections, corruption, agendas, toxicity, Big Pharma, propaganda, control.

It's one of those issues that encapsulates the problems of our entire existence. No exaggeration. Watch, and see the connections.

We live in a complicated world, but there are ways to comprehend it.

God gives us His grid to filter our understanding.

Exciting times, aren't they?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Good Read:


Monday, November 21, 2016

Brace yourself


Tuesday, November 15, 2016



Monday, November 14, 2016

Survival Guide

Dear friend, who is sad this week because of the election, let me give you some excellent advice for surviving the next few years.

This has all been tried and implemented, with complete success, over the last eight years, so it's worthy of note.

Turn off the radio, TV, or electronic device immediately when it plays Donald Trump's voice, or Mike Pence. You don't need to hear it. Those who can stand the sound will tell you everything you need to know.

I did this with Obama and Hillary, and it really helped me.

Make a rule that you will not raise your voice when discussing the politics du jour. It only irritates. Just listen and respond with courtesy. You won't change anyone's mind by hollering at them. A reasoned argument  or article is much more convincing.

Focus on known truth. Stop getting upset at social media claims. The media lies incessantly, so don't get taken in.

Look for philosophical agendas, and see how different groups implement these goals. It's eye opening, but not worth getting upset over.

Stay calm. Conserve your energy for rational activity.

Always look for truth. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life."

He is truth because he claimed it and has been proven. God is worth pursuing.

Remember, God is in control!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What Matters Americans?

What have you done?

You came to your senses and helped start a revolution.

You bought us some time.

I am grateful for the chance to spread the Gospel, snatching some from the fire.

What a wake up.

Here are some observations of hope:

People will begin to see the difference between Christians and Believers.

Believers base their faith on the Bible, Christian can be a very broad term.

Believers behave in obedience to what God commands in the Bible---love one another, serve each other, love God, obey Him.

These are the top of the list.

I think that we all care about our reputation and how we are perceived. The biggest question we must answer is, "By whom?"

Do the attitudes of my children matter? My spouse?  My parents? Peers?

When you strip away the fog of protecting your persona among the important ones in your life, you find incredible freedom.

You find that the only one who really matters is God, and how He perceives you.

What others think of you shouldn't have a bearing.

I know, it's hard. We want to be loved by everyone.  That's natural. 

But God matters, and His will, following it, grants us an eternal fellowship with His own. Nothing can compare.

Love others,  but be willing to let them go.

It matters that you please the Creator more.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

A Note of Sympathy and Hope

Eight years ago Obama won the election.

It was blow for conservatives,  but they all grit their teeth and suffered the crazy developments ever since.

The skyrocketing debt, the moral decline, the terrible resurgence of race issues,  the health care debacle, abortion horrors, the ISIS insanity, terror, and general uncertainty.

People have short memories. Their god is their belly, and we have a generation of narcissists settling for that which serves themselves best.

I include myself. I'm a selfish sinner too.

We are all sinners.

I sense a panic among liberals lately. They are feeling our pain and fear of a leader who completely disagrees with us. The pain is real, and so is the fear. I get it!

But take heart! You'll survive as well as I did. Probably. Well, maybe. Obama isn't supposed to be in office much longer. I know, we never thought we'd survive his first presidency,  let alone his second! Congratulations!  We did survive, so far!

These political defeats reorient our philosophies and help us question our presuppositions.  Persecution is great for someone who believes in God's Word.  It's a refining process.

So count it all joy, brethren.

Trust Jesus.

Who Ya Gonna Trust?

All week I've been saying that phrase in my mind.

It's brought about by Wikileaks, mostly, but also from listening to NPR periodically over the last days.

It seems that their are two narratives, like I wrote about before, and they aren't remotely alike.

People are confused. They don't have an anchor for absolute truth, so they go with the flow and believe whatever. Whatever.

I have an Anchor for absolute truth, and the Holy Spirit that indwells my heart indwells every believer,  a witness of truths and affirmation. A binding witness that keeps us believers united.

It's not a charismatic thing, it's a Biblically anchored moral compass.

It's taking the plain truth plainly, the wisdom wisely,  the beauty appreciatively, and the commands seriously.

That's the Bible with which I follow Christ Jesus.

If you don't have a Biblically based Christianity you are serving your self, what you want. That's idolatry. The Bible is God's Word, so the whole thing is naturally circular.

If you haven't repented and been filled with the Holy Spirit you won't be able to understand it.

You must believe. It's just that simple.

It's late, and the next few days will be intense before the election. I like politics.  I'm interested in politics,  and the current scene fascinates me.

I'm sort of a junkie right now, trying to keep up with the latest news.

It might be over in a week.  Maybe not, though.

I do know that I'm voting against Hillary, and hopeful that the world can buy time against the global elitists who run the Federal Reserve.

But if not, and we are on the fast track toward global government and a worldwide economic system, we are simply witnessing Bible prophecy unfolding.

It's all good.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wilfred Hahn


Alternate Universes

A few years ago I was privy to a conversation that became an all-out attack on conservatives,  Sarah Palin in particular. I said nothing in her defense (wouldn't be prudent) but I stored the malice and scorn in my thoughts.

As I walked away, contemplating the remarks, I was struck with the realization that I lived in a different  world from these people---a different UNIVERSE.

Our whole frame of reference was poles apart.

We could no more understand each other than if we were speaking Chinese and Spanish, Arabic and Swedish.

It was then I lost all hope in humanity and rightfully placed all of my trust in God ALONE.

So it was a good thing.

I grieve for mankind and its lostness. I've renewed my commitment to tell the Gospel story, for that IS  the truth. I've opened my mind to seeing Lucifer's conspiracy to bring about the end times.

And it's fascinating. And it all fits. And it makes sense.

Few other things seem to make sense these days.

So, as the Clintons fall, Trump rises, the economy's false bubble bursts, and Satan has his heyday ---- I will be serene.

I have no worries.  My hope has been firmly locked in Jesus.

His grace is sufficient.

I'm enjoying the ride.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Victor Davis Hanson


Monday, October 31, 2016





Wednesday, October 26, 2016

She's Guilty


Read This


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It's Darker

No, it's not just the season of haunts and spirits, the fall of the year, the political process.

There's something dark growing on the horizon of our lives,  and I can feel it.

As a believer I am giving my fears to God every morning. His mercies are new each day, and His strength is enough.

I've been doing a lot of reading lately. Perhaps my choices haven't been so cheerful, but I'm learning about Barack Obama, Churchill, Robespierre, Hillary, Trump, and Joy Davidman.

None of these people are uplifting to me.

My mom is reading the book about Davidman, "Joy." It's a shocking exposé of a narcissist. Mom is summarizing for me.

People are sinners.

My prayer each morning this week has been for forgiveness. My wayward heart needs its daily cleanse.

It's dark.

We can turn on the spotlight and examine these lives, but it only pivots the beam into ourselves. 

Where have I gone wrong?

I'm no better. Just forgiven.

My heart turns toward Jesus and our meeting Him. That is my joy, my mainstay, my compass for getting through this darknes.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

It's Coming

It's a time of expectancy for me, for many.

This weekend Jan Markell's conference takes place in Eden Prairie.

Amir Tsafarti will talk about the Middle East and the Illuminati.
Bill Koenig will talk about the White House.
Mark Hitchcock will prove from Scripture that the Rapture is SOON.
Ann Graham Lotz will exhort us that we are in the very last days.

That's what I expect.

I expect a winner of the US election to be a complete disappointment.  No worries. My hope is in the Lord, not the US government.

Not in the rulers of this tired, old, world.

I expect the birth pangs of prophecy to increase in severity and number.

I expect God to reveal Himself in miraculous ways, for the light to shine in the growing darkness like never before.

I expect people to be blind to that, no matter how earth shaking. Sadly.

I expect a ladies' fall luncheon, a Cross Country banquet, my garage to get cleaned, my best friends to return home from a vacation (I miss them), Ed's knees to get worse, his leukemia to be gone forever.

I expect to see my two miscarried babies in heaven.

I expect Jesus.

Expectations are really dangerous, but I do have them in spite of that. I am extremely daring.

Join me in looking up. Maranatha!

See you in Eden Prairie.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Is Globalism Demonic?


Dear Lord

Thank you for who you are.
Thank you that you are in control of everything, that you know the end from the beginning.

Thank you for your love, for salvation, for mercy.
Thank you for forgiveness.

When we have people in our lives who disappoint us, help us to be forgiving.

The drunks, the sex-driven, the gamblers, the rich, the liars, the mean ones, the rude, those who ignore us, the baby killers, murderers, thieves, robbers, the failures at parenting, the adulterous, the fornicators, the proud, the gluttonous, the power hungry, dishonest, the self righteous, the misguided, the persecutors, the hypocrite, the blasphemer, the idol worshippers, the envious, the narcissist, the covetous.

Forgive us, as we forgive.

Help us to love.

I pray for Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, and Barack Obama. I pray for their souls. I pray for their repentance.

I repent, Lord.

May you be glorified in your ways. May we reflect your goodness and light in this very dark world.

Help us to shine your message of the gospel brightly.


Alan for today:


Thoughts to Consider


Saturday, October 8, 2016


I have a confession to make.  My computer is not what it was. Ed set me up with one he'd pieced together, but alas that failed too.

I abhor writing on my tablet,  which I am doing, (forgive the auto correct and sloppy typing! ) but my thoughts today are just tumbling out.

First, today is the first Saturday of the fall when we were pretty free to get ready for winter. Last night it frosted,  so we're maybe a day late to rescue the geranuims and aloe potted in the front.

I have a thing about geraniums. I love them but they don't love me. I want them to live forever, but they spindle out and eak along.

My husband has been working on an old woodshed all summer. It needed a new roof, and now paint. Perhaps by tonight we will have it done. Ready for firewood.

Ed's been driving quite a lot these past few weeks.  He's now an adult, so requirements for licensing magically changed with his birthday. We have an appointment with the exam station in a couple of weeks.

Driving 40 minutes each way to the community college takes a big chunk out of the day. Sometimes I do it twice. I'm not exactly complaining---well, sort of---but I'm feeling the strain.

Cherie has her Cross Country team and daily runs/meets that fill up the afternoons.

How do you women that work DO IT???

I'm a complete weakling. My hands are completely full without a job, but I am in the process of getting my teaching license back. Substitute teaching may be on my horizon.

These everyday obligations distract me from my longing for the rapture. 

I realize that we are here still because of God's great patience and love for every one.  He is not willing that ANY perish.

I sit here selfishly praying "Maranatha" when so many people still need to accept Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior.

The older I get I wonder more about who is saved, who is not. I wish we could know clearly. For me it takes time to figure it out. I do have instant rapport with some people (those prophecy watchers!) But beyond that I'm cautious about pegging someone. 

In fact, it's safe to assume that someone is not saved, and needs the gospel.

What can it hurt?

We have a blessed hope within us that is to share!

It's so discouraging when someone doesn't respond to that glorious message!

There's no forcing anyone into the kingdom.

I listened to Ann Graham Lotz on Jan Markell's radio program today. She talked about the increase in birth pangs of the end times. Yes, the End Times are dilating. It's pretty easy to see the symptoms and the increase in frequency. 

Jesus is going to meet us in the clouds before long.

And you DON'T want to stick around  after we're gone. God's wrath will be unleashed on the earth. There will be a 7 year tribulation. Life will be unbearable and people will WANT to die, but won't.

Sounds horrific, and it will be.

The nature of this tribulation will be supernatural. 

If you disregard the supernatural now you won't be able to then.

There is a diabolical notion going around that we give the devil more credit than he is due. I think that argument is a deception of the devil! He has supernatural power,  and so do his minions. People worship him. He has enough power to believe that he can still win against the Heavenly Father!

He is the ruler of this realm, and he has principalities under him.

We believers, saved by the blood of the Lamb of God, are not immune to his attacks. We have the ultimate victory in death, but we're in spiritual fight mode now.

Lucifer would like you to believe that he's harmless. We'd let our guard down!

Sadly, too many are completely in his clutches and completely unaware that they are! 

Wake up!

Grab your armor!  Grab your Sword,  the Word of God!

Start fighting, if you truly believe.

Donald Trump is still running for president. The theater of politics will have some very exciting and disturbing revelations between now and the election. People will be barely swayed away from their mindsets.

As a believer in Jesus I have few options for my vote.

Abortion, homosexual rights, economic issues, immigration, education,  defense, poverty,  human rights---- my views on these drive my political choices.

I believe killing a child in the womb is the shedding of innocent blood. God hates that. Abortion is a sacrifice of the first born (usually) to Molech. Ancient sacrifice is no worse.

I believe that marriage is male/female. One each, for life, no redefinition. I believe you can be free to be perverted if you want, but not at anyone else's cost.

I believe you should be fairly treated by taxation. Flat taxing makes infinite sense. Let the selfish suffer their miserly misery.  Give as the Lord gives you and reap His rewards.

Take care of the poor! Visit the prisoners!  Feed the hungry! Do what God commands us to do with the less fortunate!

There is evil in the world. Defense is a mandate. Good police forces, strong military capabilities are wise and prudent. We do need protection from evil. Evil reigns in this world.

People should be free to educate their own children as thy see fit, with maximum freedom. Generally parents love their children enough to prepare them for life. LET THEM.
Those not able to do that should naturally get assistance.

The recent "racial" disputes really "get my goat."

First of all....there is only one race_____HUMAN.  God made it clear that we are all His people! We are all under the same human condition of sin and the need for a savior.

Yes, we have beautiful cultural differences and diversity!  We're not all Asian, or African! God has his Chosen People!  Are we to resent that? No!

Satan drives the racial hatred. Wars spring from it. Power grabs and cruelty stem from racism. It's a sin, period.

Barack Obama has hurt the progress made in this area almost beyond repair. I had hoped the riots I remembered as a child would never happen again.  He incited hatred once again and rekindled them. The blame lays at his feet. He must stand and answer to God himself for this.

The Democrats have been the party of murder and hate for decades. Sorry, but it's true. I have friends who are liberal democrats, but I'm thinking they are clueless to the history of this party.

The Republicans are not much better. They cow-tow to evil interests.

This year the platform of the GOP is surprisingly positive. Trump isn't an insider politically, but he's no dummy. I would expect him to find good counsel.  He's been an embarrassment morally, but as CS LEWIS admonished, politics and morals rarely should be expected to coalesce.

His lewdness doesn't compare with Clinton's lawlessness.

I think Mike Pence is a real positive.

I'm waiting for more to be revealed in the coming weeks.  Illuminati watchers are linking Julian Assange with it, so keep your guard up!

Trust the Lord. He will guide you.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

That's What They Think?

Just spent some time on a liberal website and scanned the comments.

I wonder if you've done that lately.

There is an appalling hatred of anything that goes against liberal ideology. It's educational to be exposed to these people (monsters?!) Once in awhile.

It's good to know what they are thinking.

It's important to take Jesus's advice and "not cast pearls" before them.

There is a scene in "Lord of the Rings" where an orc cries "Meat's back on the menu, boys!"

A grisly feast begins.

I think of that when I imagine trying to respond to a liberal.

It helps me keep my mouth shut.

It isn't that I couldn't argue a zillion points against the faulty logic I'm seeing. It's despair that I couldn't begin to help them see a different point of view without some supernatural power to help them see.

The paradigm is completely foreign.

We are in different universes.

And so it is, in 2016.

Universal difference.

It's time to give up the hope for any understanding and preach the gospel.

Christ's command from the beginning!





Thursday, September 29, 2016

Truth Matters


For a new baby:

Deliverance from the Spirit of Reiki


What Cal Said


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Outlaw Christianity?




Friday, September 23, 2016

Morality Matters

Remember the "Moral Majority?"

I do.

There was a time in our society when folks basically followed the rules that God set up in His ten commandments.

We have sculptures of Moses in Washington DC, his words inscribed in stone on the facade of the Supreme Court. There was a time when...

But people have short memories and sinful natures. They forget God's righteous wisdom, His perfect plan.

They lose interest in following His idea for fallen mankind.

People pridefully put themselves above the authority of Scripture.

It's a mess now, isn't it?

I have relatives in Chicago. They live in a jungle of indecency. Over 500 have been murdered in Chicago recently!

Chicagoans will blame anything but their moral failures.

But that is exactly the issue. You see, morality really does matter.

And whose morals matter? Mine?  Yours? My relatives'?

I know, you laugh. It is so laughable! We simply can't agree. We're human.

That is why we so desperately need GOD'S morals as our base.

Cherie and I are reading ancient history right now. You know....Draco, Aristedes, Cyrus, Darius?

Sparta, Athens....

These cities/states set up systems of governance, one after another, for hundreds of years.
Cruelty was rampant.

Nothing held for any length of time, power shifted swiftly and horribly as a rule.

It was a Chicago jungle!

How far we've come.


God has a plan for us. It's so perfect that it is crazy that people buck it!

But the majority of people are spiritually blind and simply cannot fathom the perfect system that God set up.

Imagine a list of morals. Imagine a rule of love and forgiveness.  Imagine a society of freedom to do what is right and good. Imagine a godly open fellowship with each and every human being you meet.

Imagine selflessness and sharing. And imagine how God could be openly worshipped in such a group.

There you have it!

God's perfect plan.

Morality matters.

I know there is no going back. We will all be caught up in the swing of society toward totalitarianism.  It's the only system that works without  God.

The Israelites discovered that with Samuel back in 1,000 BC. They failed morally and got Saul (a disaster).

We're headed there, unless the Lord Jesus catches us up to be with Him as He promised us through Paul in Thessalonians.

I'm banking on His promise. I will bank on it until the day I die.

There just isn't another option for me.
And there isn't for you either.

Come to Him. His yoke is easy and his burthen is light. All ye who labor and are heavy laden! Take His yoke and learn of Him.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fleeting Days

Margaret is in France.
I'm hearing only basic information, so I cannot give a report.

The weekend was hard for me, but Monday started with Ed driving the wheezing Saturn to school and back. Passages.

Then Tuesday Cherie had a Cross Country meet which was very enjoyable for the spectators, excruciating for the runners. Beautiful weather, warmth, hills.

She finished well, and continues to improve.

Today was quieter, and I've had a moment to think.

Cherie and I are working through world history. Because we saw "Patterns of Evidence, the Exodus" last year I wanted to review it in light of historical reconstruction.

It's an amazing film, and if you like history, a must see.
We watched it today.

The Bible is true. People would be so far ahead if they would simply accept it as God's truthful Word and go from there. It always comes out on top of the worldly matrix historically and scientifically.

People are so proud that it's hard for them to give up their sense of the rational. It's hard to give up our sense of self and let God define Himsrlf. We always think the god in our minds is superior to the God of the Bible.  How pompous. 

The supernatural isn't reasonable,  necessarily,  but it is true.

To have a Biblical worldview gives a grid for all thought. Truly.

Someone described me as religious.  I am amused at that. I think I am anything BUT religious. I have a specific faith in Christ alone. I am sorry for my sins. Repentant. I know that my eternal destiny is in Jesus hands through faith.

This is it. No works, no rules. Faith in Christ alone. The only way to eternal life. The only way to avoid hell.

"Noone comes to the Father but by me," said Jesus.

"God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in Him should have everlasting life."

We live in an increasingly dangerous world. Our times are in God's hands.  God condemned the world. He lovingly provided His Son for our eternal sacrifice for our redemption from sin.

The debt had to be paid.

It's Raclette season. Come over for dinner and discussion.

Email me and we'll set a date.

Looking forward to it!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

It's Complicated

As Jesus' return draws nearer we are about to see things converging in a massive pull to fulfill prophesied events.

The things that the Bible prophesied.

It's happening, and I'm trying to get my mind around all the different angles that seem to be converging.

I'm a reader, right? I love to read. I'm also a prophecy watcher, and I always read things in light of prophecy and its fulfillment. Some things make total sense. Some things require me to change my position. Sometimes I'm completely blown away by some new information----game changers, for example.

I process stuff. I'm not sure I'm right, but I'm sure trying to synthesize what I'm taking in.

Aren't you?

It's enough to make you want to throw in the towel, give up, and sink into your mindless television and music.

But I'm not there yet. I have an idea that things are coming together for many of us. Somethings just make more sense than others.

Today is the anniversary of the Two Towers in New York City having been destroyed. It's a fitting day to look at the various conspiracies revolving around the event.

Moslems? American government? Secret Societies?
You've seen the report that 1,500 engineers/architects attest to the idea that the World Trade Center came down like a demolition...?

Well, you might want to look at that sometime.

It's interesting.

"Truthers" are detested far and wide, but you have to admire their ferreting instincts, and their die-hard attitude to uncover the bottom line.

For me the bottom line is JESUS.

He's in charge. He's bringing things to a grand prophesied conclusion, and whatever it takes to bring forces together and bring about that storied end is just fine with me.

God uses all means to His end and His purpose. He is good, just, and defines Himself as Love. Play by His rules and everything's cool.

Don't play, and it gets hot.

He made us. He made it all, including the exploding stars above our heads.
He can handle these crazy events playing out in our politics and history.

I've been having a bash of watching Christian Pinto DVD's lately:

America's Beginnings
Riddles in Stone
Dark Clouds Over Elberton
The Eye of the Phoenix
Tares Among the Wheat
A Lamp in the Dark

It's like a major history lesson.

You may remember the old radio guy, Paul Harvey? He was famous for saying, "And now the rest of the story!"

There is a part of the story we all learn in school that simply isn't told. I didn't care much about it until I came face to face with a demonic presence in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany 30 years ago.

As a believer I felt no threat. I am a child of the King. I have authority over dark spirits. I had no idea that that demonic presence had such authority over our culture. It's the spirit of Lucifer. The Light Bearer, the Illumined One, the Illuminati.

Come on, friends. We all know "They" are the illumined ones under the control of the god of this world. They have power, limited to this sphere, but it seems pretty powerful. They control the wealth, the media, the kings and rulers of this tiny ball in space.

They control everyone but the followers of Christ.

It's starting to make sense, right? It's many parts making up a whole of rebellion against God. Religion, politics, entertainment, economies, food, health. It all falls under their power.

They are rendered mostly benign, limited by the presence of the Holy Spirit, up until Christ's return, but they have incredible power over people. Most people have no idea that they are even influenced by that dark power.

But some are waking up from their stupor and sleep. Some people are seeing the darkness and attempting to flee it.

There is no neutral territory. The god of this world reigns and does the bidding of the Eternal Creator. He must. His rebellion suited him for this role.

So, we have established this worldly authority, and now we break down the tools of his kingdom. Religion is one of his main methods of control.

Matthew 7:22 says that MANY will say LORD, LORD! and Jesus will answer "I NEVER KNEW YOU."

That is religion. That is NOT relationship with God. Religion controls people who think that their deeds will earn them some type of reward, mostly admittance to heaven if there is life after death.

That's not Biblical.

Only the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, payment for sin on the cross, can GIVE entrance to eternal life.

But religion is useful. It helps people be good.

Roman Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mysticism----it's all about how good you can be, and what your reward will be.

Then there are the ruling elites. They control the economy and practically all the earth's resources. Satan handed these things over to them, and they are completely aware of his power. They serve him, whether it is through Freemasonry, the Illuminati, Bilderbergs, the Bohemian Grove, Occult worship, Satanism, Luciferianism, Witchcraft, Magick, or any dark art.

They have a direct line to the Main Control office. They are diabolical and cursed, and there is little hope for those who serve Mammon and idolatry.

This branch is so diverse---it has roots in all of the major religions, connections, links---but it controls governments and countries as well.

Our media is virtually ruled by Lucifer, those who serve him. Music is mostly his domain. In Jewish tradition Lucifer was linked intrinsically with music. It is such a powerful medium that God created, specifically to honor and please HIM---but perverted in the extreme by the Rebellious One, Lucifer.

Lucifer perverts. Music, sex, relationship, life itself. He is the instigator of evil.

We, like sheep, have gone astray. He has turned everyone to his own way.
-----but the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Always that hope when things are so bleak. Always that single answer to our humanity; Jesus, Savior.

So, here is how I see it today: Somehow Islam is a tool in the hands of Satan. It bears the blame for 9/11, but the Luciferians have a hand in that infamous day's events as well. I am not as vehemently opposed to evidence that agents within the governing powers exercised their destruction in addition to what Moslem jihadists wrought on those four planes. It just fits the entire paradigm. Lucifer is in charge. Lucifer destroys. He brings about the worship of himself in the spirit of anti-Christ and the globalist new/one world.

That's prophecy.

Now, there are major players in the history of this old earth. It's easy to lump them all under Luciferian power. Hitler, for example. He was simply evil.

But some of our "heroes" had connections to evil as well. Not on the surface, but dig a little. These people were sinners like you and me. Did they serve the One True God, Creator, Elohim?

Perhaps they did, but they may have been ensnared in something diabolical as well.

You see, it's complicated.

You cannot serve two masters. That's Biblical truth. God remains the judge of human hearts. You and I may not judge a heart.

We can certainly judge an action, an evil, however. We can see what some may not have seen in their day.

We have Google. :)

We can, for example, see that America was founded by Pilgrims and Puritans who really believed the Word of God.

We also can see that the writers of the Constitution were mostly Freemasons with philosophical ties to Enlightenment Thought.

We can see the direct connection between the Illuminati and the French Revolution, the writings of Thomas Paine and John Locke. We see how Thomas Jefferson was enamored by this rationalistic thinking.

Benjamin Franklin was an enigma! He professed faith in Christ, yet partook of some diabolical hellish group during his travels leading up to the American Revolution.


It's complicated.

Relationships between Manly P. Hall, FDR, his vice president Wallace, Aleister Crowley, Winston Churchill, are now come to light.

Are they all evil?

It's complicated. Some were.

Francis Bacon, John Dee (007), Queen Elizabeth I----Rosicrucians---

Research these people, their relationships and see them in the light of history. They all had huge influence. Evil, or good? It's fascinating to draw the links and parallels.

But as you see the links a fuller picture of history emerges, one that draws us all inevitably toward a globalist end.

Those left behind, that is. That is their end.

We can see a blatant cover up of God's truths regarding creation and evolution. Evolution (Charles Darwin was in the cabal of rationalism and humanism) became the perfect diversion from the Biblical account, bringing into question the very truth of God's Word.

An entire generation lost confidence in God's Word and became liberal theologically practically overnight. Remarkable. Satanic.

It took some brave scientists who kept their trust in the Word of God over science, like Henry Morris, to lead the charge back to God's Truth, and lo and behold, the Word of God trumps scientific theory every time.

Science changes. God's Word stands.

So now we come to a unique time. We are post 9/11, waiting to vote in a new president (term limits, ya know!) and we all know that the Electoral College and voting machines play a part in this Constitutional Republic's choice of President.

We all read the news.

Hillary and Donald. Obama has set the country back 100 years in race relations. The military has been decimated. The Republican Party (GOP) is in ruins. Foreign Policy is laughable. Obama's promotion of Islam in the world has ushered in a savage reality----ISIS, ISIL, refugees, Middle East Mayhem.

Can anyone fix it?

Hillary fainted today. Her health is surely a huge issue. She's sick. Her ties to Saul Alinsky and communism in general have sullied her reputation as a free-thinker. She is pro abortion, pro sin, and winks at her husbands "indiscretions." I have read several things about her participation in witchcraft.

Donald Trump is an enigma. The only things I can say in his favor is that he appears to NOT be a globalist, and has nice kids who support him. I forgot the third thing I was going to mention...

He's a hundred times better an option than Hillary, though. Whatever comes.

I don't think there is a fixer out there, friends. We're simply in for more trouble.

God alone can right this mess, and He will do it on His terms, just like He did before the Flood. He took Noah and his family into the ark and let the Nephilim and everyone else drown.

Satan re-instituted the Nephilim with Nimrod. They've been around ---giants in the earth-- and encountered since.

The realms of the spiritual have always been dimensional, and just beyond our senses. This truth will become clearer as we enter the New Age beyond Rationality. We're headed there very quickly.

I think believers will be taken out, though. It appears that the Word of God promises this blessed hope to us.

Jan Markell has a great study on the Rapture of the Church. Check it out @ olivetreeviews.org

It's a comprehensive Biblical study on the theme of the Rapture as found in Scripture. It's very comforting!

Since time is getting short, and we all are seeing a grid of convergence in signs and events don't wait to check this out.

You'll be eternally thankful.

Be encouraged, friends! We are in the home stretch!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Off to a Running Start

School is on.

We are in the middle of commuting to and from school for Ed, and to and from Cross Country for Cherie.

My head is spinning, and I need a calendar by my side everyday, all day to see where I need to be next.

Cherie likes her Cross Country team, a new home-school team for this suburban area.

She competes with area junior high schools. It's been an exciting start! My husband ran Cross Country in high school, but I knew virtually nothing about it.

I played tennis on my high school team, and I loved to cross-country ski. Later I did some rock climbing and mountain hiking. I forced myself to jog.

This passion for running fascinates me.

Cherie takes it all in stride!

Choir started up for the season. Bruce, our director, picked out some gorgeous pieces and I've been moved to tears already! It's going to be great.


So many tears. Sadness for the lost, sadness for the demise and final closure on a young boy missing from Minnesota for 27 years.

Like 9/11 changed America, the abduction of Jacob Wetterling changed Minnesota.

We were all violated.

No, not to the extent that Jacob was. That is horrific.

But we were affected, because he was taken from a sweet back country road. There's safety in numbers, right? We moms thought so. Three boys on bikes in the wholesome country of central Minnesota. One taken, murdered, the rest of us changed forever.

Danger lurked everywhere from that day on.

Mr. Heinrichs took something from all of us that day.

Perhaps we all needed to wake up to our vulnerability. Perhaps we were too trusting. I know I've been too trusting, and suffered the consequences.

Human nature. We are so prideful that we want to think we are good. We aren't. No one is, not even Mother Theresa. (Canonized Sunday)

We are sinners in the hands of an angry God.

But God commendeth His love toward us, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Messiah died for us.

Jesus, our messiah, came and died for our sins. Took the penalty we deserved and bore our sins.

Thank God He rose again!

On Sunday night at the jail I was peppered with questions after I read the parables of the tares and wheat, the pearl of great price, and the treasure in the field.

Do babies go to heaven? At what age do they go to hell?
Do you go to heaven if you commit suicide?
Why do people worse than I remain free, while I'm in jail? It's not fair.
Why does God allow that to happen. Isn't He just?

Softballs, hardballs. I said things that I believed based on the Scripture and what I've heard from Bible teachers. Some of it didn't sit well. Several gals got up to leave.

There's a lot of pride and anger there in the jail. There's a lack of understanding! We all deal with these things, but in jail you have to face it in a deeper way.

I've been reading the book I got by Terry James, "Rapture Ready or Not? 15 Reasons This is the Generation That Will Be Left Behind."


Really good. But sad, too.

If you really believe in something wholeheartedly shouldn't it affect all of your life? Shouldn't it drive you to act upon that belief?

If I truly believe this is the generation that will be left behind, shouldn't I be screaming it from the mountaintops?

I do believe it.

If I saw that you were standing in a house that had its roof on fire I would be wrong to walk right by. I would be obligated to warn you.

So I warn you.

Jesus is coming soon. Read Terry's book. You'll be convinced too.

I'm just passing on the information I've acquired, giving the people I care about fair warning.

Get right with God. Repent. Believe. Live for Him. Warn your friends and family.


If it's two seconds from now, two days, two months, two years, two decades-----JESUS IS GOING TO GET US.

Now is the time to trust in Him. Before God's wrath falls on the earth.

It won't be easy when fire falls from heaven and the god of this world has his way with earth's inhabitants. Judgment is hard.

Don't be taken in with the deceptions of Lucifer---the traditions and religions of man. Paganism. Mysticism. The Occult. Idolatry. Materialism. Don't let yourself get sucked in. If you are already in the embrace of these false teachings cry out to the LORD to save you.

He will.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Corgi Afternoon

Morning Glory

The Time is Late

I went to the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee last Saturday with my friend and our two youngest daughters. Her daughter, and my daughter. I just realized that you have to be specific these days. What was once assumed is no longer so.

The girls dressed in costume. My friend and I wore our mom uniforms: jeans and tops.

It was muddy and cloudy, a rain had soaked the ground earlier in the morning. Still, crowds turned out, and long skirts soaked up the dirt and feet got brown with the clay of the gravel that this event sits on.

I auditioned for a role at the Renaissance Festival 30 years ago, when it was just beginning. As a conservative Christian I didn't really fit in, and when it became clear that I'd be expected to camp out all weekend with lechers I backed out.

Still, I attended the Festival then, and enjoyed the costumed finery and the pretend history, the madrigals and the food.

It was time to go again, after 30 years. And bring Cherie, who is, as you know, a devout LOTR fan.

Yes, there were indications of other LOTR fans present at this affair. The Tree of Gondor decorated many a cloak.

But I saw much more.

First of all, this event is the PERFECT spot to try out a new gender.

I was surprised by how many wenches spoke in masculine voice. Likewise, young knights had the voices of maidens. You needed to engage in conversation to detect an anomaly, but since I did that regularly all day I was amazed at the prevalence.

Also remarkable was the Lack of costume. Wenches  (?) advertised their busts and midriffs. Openly.

The shops all had pentagrams, hexagrams, trees, amulets of darkness and dark healing. Incense, elf ears, horns were for sale.

So many people were wearing horns it was truly creepy. Baphomets? Goats of Mendes? Jebaalon?

A dragon with big blue eyes and black horns (dragons have horns, I guess) beguiled small tots into his/her arms for photo ops.

There were psychics and "priests," jugglers and jousters.

The architecture was nice.

But there was something spiritually dark over the entire place. Oppressive darkness.

I could sense it, and I think there was something freakish happening in the invisible world. I had several characters come up to me, and engage----as these actors are wont to do, but there were some other bizarre encounters that I cannot explain. Perhaps they were demonic.

Maybe my "aura" indicated something---? I had to wonder.

People who do not believe in the supernatural are completely clueless to the spiritual warfare that goes on all around. I was most definitely on enemy turf last Saturday and I could feel it.

And so could they.

"Why is everyone talking to you!?" my friend said, "You're freaking me out!"

Engage? Pray.

The time is late. We are seeing the manifestation of demonic entities in people---but also in other ways.

The next day I went to Jan Markell's last class on prophecy in Eden Prairie.

The hour is late. There is a convergence of many prophetic signs.

Here are a few:

Russia/Iran/Turkey alliance (Ezekiel)
Earthquakes (large ones)
Disease and unheard of destruction (Fukushima Pacific Ocean contamination)
The sun and its changes---Wormwood/Niburu/Planet X on the way?
Astonomical signs (the age of Aquarius) are indications of change
Unprecedented "500 year" floods
Economic uncertainty (the banks---who runs them? Are they sustainable with the current economic situation worldwide?)
World population, poverty, famine, war
Demonic activity

These are the things I watch.
Jan pointed out that the easiest "crown" to get from the Lord is the one for "watching."

I'm getting that one.  I've been watching my whole life, and I'm going to continue.

The "Bema" seat is a seat of judgment for believers. Good, and bad. Our works will be set out before us and rewards will be meted out.

This is NOT the great white throne judgment, where believers will be separated from unbelievers. Remember, the world is condemned already. It's going down in a fiery blaze.

But after that, or perhaps during that bridal feast after the Rapture of the Church, there is this time of reckoning with the Lord. Crowns are given out, rewards.

Perhaps there will be some type of admonishment. That isn't theologically clear, though some would say our sins will be no more---therefore nothing negative could come back to haunt you.

I'm not so sure about this. The Bible supports both sides. It's up for debate. Just to be sure I want to live a life of righteousness, and confess my sins, repenting of those things that displease the Most High God.

As a believer I need to go to the cross daily---I'm saved. I know that. But I need to live a disciplined life of holiness, sanctification, and that is a daily grind.

It gets easier when the Holy Spirit gives the power, and I've spent time in the Word and prayer.

It's easier when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, and your spiritual eyes have been opened. Your spiritual ears can hear.

Don't kid  yourself. If there is sin in your life you must question your salvation.

"Work out your salvation with fear and trembling."

The Holy Spirit convicts of your sin, and if you think you are "A-Okay" you're probably not.

You have a human nature, and it can really mess you up. Even daily.

Have you taken on the New Man? The Spiritual Man? The New Nature?
That will be indicated by your life, your "fruit," your behavior.

If you are living in sin your "new nature" is questionable.

Better work that out. Repent TODAY!

Time is short.

I'm watching, and I think the Lord comes soon. I've been watching for years. Last fall, on the Day of Atonement, I was so excited for what was going on in the world----anticipating huge changes that are foretold.

We are on the fast track now.

Live each day as unto the LORD. Do good. Feed the poor, visit the sick, visit those in prison. Take care of the widows and the orphans! Help and serve each other. Learn to be the servant of all, as Jesus was. Learn of Him.

Tell the GOOD NEWS to all. Preach the Gospel. Lead people to salvation.

Worship the Most High with your whole being, and in all that you do.

You know what to do. Now do it.

And don't forget your armor. Ephesians 6. You're going to need it.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Titus 1:15-16

Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:15‭-‬16 KJV http://bible.com/1/tit.1.15-16.KJV

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's About Sin

Sorry, my faithful readers. I've been distracted from my writing lately.

Dear children have been visiting, recovery from travels, and preparing for the upcoming school season have taken my time.

I've been mulling over this subject of sin, too.

The past three weeks the Pokemon craze has gripped our area. Creepy. Discussion on Facebook and generally has revealed deep seated beliefs about the game that are worth defining for me.

It boils down to the verse from 1Corinthians, chapter 10.

Verse 23: "All things are lawful for me, but not all things edify."

But we all agree that some things are simply sin. Paul agrees. Read Romans 1.

Here are the main violations, (but not all):

Ignoring God
Ignoring People (Not loving your "neighbor")
Not Honoring the Seventh Day
Not Honoring your Parents
Adultery (all forms of sex outside of M/F monogamous marriage)
Occult/New Age/the system of the Beast

Am I right? If you have issues with this list, I'd point you to the Word of God. I included the "Seven Deadlies" in there because they are the sins of the mind which seed the others.

Now, let's list some of the things of this age that many Christians believe are "lawful."

Addictive Substances
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings
Contemplative Prayer
Modesty (Define)
Movies----ratings (!)
Computer Games
Essential Oils
Holistic Medicine

I stepped on some toes there, didn't I?

As a believer I have had to analyze EACH one of these subjects in light of my faith. I think every believer should!

You probably have a longer list? Things I forgot?

Are these lawful? Are these innocuous? Are these God-honoring?

I've navigated my way through these things with fear and trepidation, dabbling in some, promoting some, partaking in some. All things are lawful, right?

But as I've experienced these "gray areas" I've discovered something. Not all of these things are beneficial.

Are they neutral?

I don't think they are.

Underlying my faith is the knowledge that Lucifer/Satan is the god of this world, and he is out to destroy. He has power. He has a legion of supernatural beings at his command. The earth is not neutral territory. It belongs to him right now.

Remember how he offered Jesus part of it? He has authority over this beautiful place that God made.

Remember that we are in this world, but as believers, not of it.

I would contend that most of the things listed above are of this world. They are NOT neutral. They are tools of the evil one to ensnare humankind.

Instead of arguing for or against any of these things I would challenge all of us to self examination.

Dear friends, time is short. The devil is manifesting everywhere. We need to focus on Christ Jesus, and Him alone.

It's like that counterfeit money illustration that keeps popping up. In order to know counterfeit money the pros become intimately acquainted with REAL money.

Get into the Word. Meditate on the WORD. Live godly lives----balanced, clean.

We've been reading the little book by Richard Taylor http://self-help-ebook.net/20528-the-disciplined-life-the-mark-of-christian.html this summer. I think it is powerful. Helpful.

When you are living godly lives and you are filled with the Spirit you will have no questions about the above-mentioned issues of this age.

You will know, and the truth will set you free.

So discover for yourself what God thinks about these things. You will. I'm confident. Test the spirits, rebuke the demons, and let the Holy Spirit speak to your conscience.

Don't shut it off. It's so easy to ignore, suppress your God-given conscience. Don't do it.

Live a life of spiritual power. Discipline. Freedom.

We don't have much time left. The Banquet is being prepared above. Jesus is coming for His own Bride, those with oil, the Holy Spirit, believers. You don't want to miss that "Midnight Cry."

Get in the Word today!