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2021 The year of a singular vision


 


2021 The year of a singular vision

        Every year I tell myself I am not going to write a yearly blog about what I feel God is giving me for the next year, but yet I do.  I try really hard not to attach ‘thus sayeth the Lord’ on anything unless I'm sure it’s God.  I never want to use those words as a slogan or a tag line.  Every year I can see what God gave me and how it really does play out over the course of the year.  Of course it never plays out the way I thought, but always makes sense throughout the year. 

            I felt like God gave me the word for 2020 that it was about “clarity of vision”. As crazy as 2020 has been, I can definitely see that it has come to pass.   Sadly so many things about my own personal life have been made clear.  This political climate has certainly been eye opening.

            Honestly this year I wasn’t getting much until a few weeks ago.  I really like the Word that Hank Kunneman has been declaring that 2021(won) is a declaration that we’d already won that battle.  I totally agree with that, and am excited to see that play out.

            However, as I was praying what I felt was God was giving me that it was year of a singular vision.  Here is the scripture God was giving me. James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. I realize that the scripture is about a mind and the word I have is about vision.  But I personally am standing on the Word like never before.

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

            Being double-minded or double visioned makes people unstable.  It’s kind of like being a flamingo standing on one foot.  If one would to come over and knock it over it would be easily fall over. If you ride the waves of emotions it will not help you be solid in this time.  If anything we can all agree that the signs of the times are upon us, and we must hold fast to the Word.  I don’t mean that to be a fearful thing, but one of steadfastness.  We must be singularly focused and not one foot in the church and one foot in the world.  That means shut off the news and look to what God is saying.  If anything this has been a year that made the foundation of people’s walk very clear.  I will confess that I’ve had my moments.  But in those moments, I have had to go back to the Word.  What does God say about it? 

            I personally have been taking 10 scriptures a week, ones that God has been putting on my heart and copying them on a legal pad every morning, and then changing them every week. This has been a great tool to stop any tossing and turning of waves. 

            We must hold fast in this time.  We must stay diligent.  Do I believe the second coming is tomorrow?  Maybe, but honestly I don’t think we’re quite there yet.  But whenever that happens we need to be ready.  We need to be singularly focused on what God has for us.  We need to stand because there is a very lost world around us.  I don’t think God is done.  I do think the church is about to experience one of the biggest revival we’ve seen.  God sees us, and His heart has never left us.  He is faithful!


The Politicization of Common Sense and Morality; of course I'm voting for Trump

 


The Politicization of Common Sense and Morality; of course I’m voting for Trump!

            Many years ago I started writing a blog before the Presidential election to give a thought provoking and detailed reasoning as to who I was voting for and why.  When I looked at writing it this year, deep down I wanted to say, “Duh.” If any of you have been reading anything that I write for any length of time, you’ll know where I stand on this election. 

            While it’s always my desire to come across genuinely loving and to see both sides of the situation here, this time I know I will probably offend some.  While that isn’t my goal, the nation we live in is getting more and more divisive and the ‘middle ground’ has quickly disappeared.  I will state my opinion, and I realize not everyone will agree with it.  While I love people, I cannot condone the decline of morality and the destruction of common sense in our nation right now.  Recently I was watching an ‘Answers In Genesis’ lecture given by Avery Foley called “Gender, Sexuality and the Bible”.  It is a fantastic lecture (https://youtu.be/Pm6qWdfrlMU) and one thing she said that totally popped out at me was that when Jesus was on the earth he walked in Grace and Truth.  This is found in John 1:17.  What is so fantastic about that revelation is that she said ‘picture it as a road’.  Grace and truth meet in the middle and there is a balanced approach.  The problem is that many people go to the ‘grace’ ditch and it turns into a ‘sloppy grace’ message and that isn’t Biblical, or they go to the ‘truth’ ditch and it gets so hard core and no love.  That ditch isn’t Biblical either.  When dealing with situations we need to as believers unite with ‘grace and love’ and be in the middle.  We can’t compromise, but we also have to show God’s love.  I thought it was a fantastic way to put a balanced Christian approach in these very polarizing times in America and the World.

            Where do I want to see America 4 years from now, 10 years from now, and beyond? Our nation was founding as a ‘Republic Democracy’. Our founding fathers set it up that way on purpose.  They also said that it would only work if the Bible was kept as the guide for morality and the cornerstone for what we did.  In 1983 Congress declared” The Bible, the Word of God has made a unique contribution in shaping the Unites States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people…Deeply held religious convictions springing from the Holy Scriptures led to the early settlement of our nation…Biblical teachings inspired concepts of civil government that are contained in our Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States (Public Law 97-280)”  

The problem is that our Education System has been experiencing a hostile takeover for years and ‘we as a people’ have kept our heads buried in the sand.  Students are not being taught the truth on this matter, and personally I have witnessed this.  Curriculum writers have been writing liberal curriculum and this has become accepted.  School boards use blindfolds when it comes to curriculum and the teachers enforce it. I am not saying that every person in a public school system is bad, but take a long look at what is being taught.  They have been dumbing down America for years. Thus, there is a generation of voters now that think Socialism somehow works.  The rising trend of people who think Socialism is a good idea is astounding to me.  Nowhere in history did it ever work.  Trump wants to keep America the way it was founded.  A Biden/Harris ticket will do everything in its power to continue to rip out the foundation of America.

“The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. ~Abraham Lincoln

            One of my biggest reasons to vote for or against a person is their stance on life.  Trump has done more for the cause of Pro-Life than any President in modern times.  There is big money in abortion.  The truth that babies are being sold for parts is alarming and should concern you.  Trump is defunding this.  How does the Biden/Harris ticket feel about this? They support late-term abortion, to the point that it comes out of a mother’s womb.  There is a Holocaust of babies being murdered in our nation.

            Since we are discussing children, let’s talk about Child Trafficking for a moment.  Unless you’ve had your head in the sand during this whole ‘pandemic’ drama one of the biggest child trafficking travesties has been uncovered.  The #PizzaGate and Epstein flight logs and stories are enough to make you want to be sick. Now the state of California is loosening their laws about all of this.  For a long time this has been seen as a conspiracy theory.  However, I am sad to say it’s not.  Under the Trump administration this is being exposed.  There is a theory to try to link Trump to Epstein, but it’s an attempted smear tactic at best.  Trump admits he knew him and kicked him out of his Florida home.  He wanted nothing to do with him.  The amount of times Biden’s name, Clinton’s, Obama’s names have been brought up in connection to Epstein though is alarming.  Many of you are saying ‘Well that isn’t proven yet’. Perhaps, time will tell as this is being investigated.  However it’s enough to cause serious concern.  It’s enough that one wouldn’t want their future president to be tied to it.

            So let’s talk about the ‘pandemic’ for a moment.  I have said from the beginning of this thing, that it’s been 98% fear mongering and 2% pandemic.  I still stand behind that.  I went to my doctor who told me that the virus is reacting like any other virus.  You build immunity to it and that immunity in a healthy body will create its own tolerance to it.  She told me to go live my life and be healthy.  She told me that the vaccine is being shoved out without clinical trials and it’s all about money. She personally will be refusing it. If Trump hadn’t been President during this time, I don’t want to know where we would be.  He has said many times that the vaccine would not be mandatory, despite many countries considering this. Big Pharma has been at war with people who dare discuss alternative treatments and to the point Facebook and Twitter giants are shutting people down to try.  Trump found out that the vaccine was supposed to contain aborted fetal tissue and he said he’d stop sending money to the World Health Organization. They are redeveloping it without that.  Biden has already declared if he is elected President, masks will stay mandated throughout the country.  You may disagree with me on this, and that is fine.  But it’s clear Trump is trying to protect America and Biden has his own agenda.  You probably haven’t heard of much of this on the news, because the news is propagating that fear.  Fear and sensationalism sells.   

            The movement to defund the police and riot doesn’t make sense.  I personally am all for people to have equal rights, but destroying law and order is not the solution.  I never thought I would live to see the day that this scripture seems to be coming to pass before my eyes.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

            There is also the Supreme Court to consider.  While I cannot say who will be the next to retire or need a replacement, it’s important that Conservative and Bible based judges be put there.  Our Courts have already been very divided, and with all the crazy oversteps of the Constitution that has happened recently it is critical we have Justices that will uphold the Bible and the Constitution.

            There are so many more things I could say here, and I have already said more than I planned.  However really quick I want to also mention the economy.  Trump is a business man.  Our economy had been doing very well under his leadership.  Even in all the crazy of the “pandemic” it was doing good.  If Biden is so good into politics how was the economy doing under his leadership?  Under Obama it wasn’t doing very well.  In fact my husband and I recently spoke with a real estate agent who suggested we wait and see what happens with the election before making ‘long term goals’ on our home value.  Their point? Under one administration our value will stay stable, under the other the home prices will go down and the interest rates will go up.

            The sad thing is that many Christians don’t vote. The numbers vary but millions of them didn’t vote in the last election.  Many Christians spend time getting mad at each other during election years and it causes strife in homes, churches and on social media.  Dear Church, we must take a stand here.  We must link arms and despite whom our favorite candidate may or may be we must vote for righteousness.  Look I get it.  Trump isn’t perfect.  Some days I really wish he’d no longer be allowed to use Twitter, and I know that he has a sordid past. However without a doubt I do believe that God has used him in this great time of need in our nation. He has been a friend to Israel.  Without a doubt I voted for him in the last election and I will vote for him in this one.  Dear people please vote in this election and if at all possible do it in person.  I have believed voter fraud has been an issue for years, and I have no doubt it still is.

            Whether you agree with me, or want to fight me it doesn’t matter.  What does matter is no matter who you are, you have to realize that our nation needs help right now.  Our nation is so divided and sadly is trampling upon the Constitution and the Bible as if it were a doormat.  We must take a stand.  We must pray for the nation.  We must not waver in our beliefs.  We must remember that the Bible needs to be the cornerstone.  We cannot merely stand back and keep our heads in the sand.  Ask yourselves, who do you think our founding fathers would have voted for?  What do you think they would say about how America is right now?

Warning: I will offend you!



WARNING This post will probably offend you! In my book ‘Cursing the Church or Helping it?’ There is a chapter entitled “Looking At Situations with Offense-Colored Glasses”. In that chapter I talk about how once you take on an offense with someone or something it’s as if everything they do will offend you. One starts easily then ‘inferring’ things in someone’s speech, post, and every move that the person makes and then gets offended at. It’s as if they study the individual or individuals looking for new ways to get offended at them. It’s like the phrase going through life with ‘rose colored’ glasses on, but opposite. Everything is filtered through the offense and when that happens it’s as if every little thing can offend someone. The Bible assures us that offense will happen. People will have a difference of opinion and people will be coming at situations with different worldviews.
Offense is a choice. You don’t have to go through life offended at people. Choosing to think the best in them is what you would want people to do to you. Offense will turn to bitter, anger, and hatred if left unchecked. You have to ask yourself, do you want that in your life? These things will steal your joy. Offense seeks to have your own way and to seek revenge, but love covers a multitude of sin.
I understand that things look a little crazy in our world today. But I want to urge you all to take off your ‘offense-colored glasses’. Life is too short for all of this strife and division. If you find yourself grumbling and getting offended at any little thing someone does, then maybe it’s time you get in prayer. Recognize this has been an issue in your world, and take it to Jesus. Loving people doesn’t mean we will agree with everything they are doing or have done. Choosing love instead of offense will shift the culture.
What our nation needs right now is prayer, love, and for the ‘offense-colored glasses’ to go in the trash…
2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)
14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
 

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I'm a wife, mother, writer, guest minister, and super fab child of God.

I was born and raised in the heart of Ohio. I received a BA from The Ohio State University. My husband and I with our two children now call central Florida home. I am the author of many works including: 15 books, four screenplays, two children's book series, and a woman's devotional among other short stories and poems. I am in the devotional Heavenly Humor for a Cat Lover's Soul, published by Barbour Publishing. I have been in an anthology from Adam's Media, My Dad My Hero. I have been quoted in Christian Women Today, Everyone Has A Story, abcnews.go.com, aarp.org, aoljobs.com, and parentingpink.com. I am the co-founder of Doveagle Ministries. I am set to release my first full length book with Destiny Image Publishers. "Cursing the Church or Helping it? Exposing The spirit of Balaam".


Cursing the Church or Helping it? Exposing the spirit of Balaam is published by Destiny Image Publishers. It serves as a wake up call to the church today. Balaam was a prophet in the Bible who was hired to curse the children of Israel. When he realized he couldn’t curse them he taught Balak, the wicked king how to make sure the children of Israel could bring a curse on themselves. However the Bible isn’t silent about Balaam. God mentions throughout the Bible that He’s upset at Balaam because he saw the Israelites in the wilderness and would rather curse them then help them. In the book of Revelations there is actually a scripture that the spirit of Balaam is equated with being under the throne of the devil. Today the church has acted like Balaam for too long. We set back and see our brothers and sisters in the Lord struggle and we’d rather back bite, gossip and slander than we’d rather help them. People are leaving churches at an alarming rate. We in the church are too busy caught up in our own lives and we’ve lost our compassion. It’s time we drive out the spirit of Balaam from our homes, our churches and our lives. May this book serve as a wake up call to the church, open the eyes where we’ve fallen short, and change our attitudes before it’s too late.
This book is endorsed by Pastors Hank and Brenda Kunneman.

God is faithful!!!
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