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11/02/19 - "She wore blue....velcro"


Yes that's a take on the Bobby Vinton song Blue Velvet.  :-)   You see I visited my mom yesterday and brought her new shoes.  She has dementia and lives in a nursing home but still knows who I am.  My mom has always had interesting things to say and yesterday she said she liked her previous husband (married 30 years but died a while back).  However, she didn't think she would remarry (she's 84).  I smiled at her as she has said this before.  I guess I believe her.


During my visits we attend the "exercise" class.  Conveniently, everyone stays seated.  Even the two that came with their walker.  If you can walk in a nursing home, that's a bonus.  I looked around the circle of those ready to workout today, and all had on the same shoes as my mom...shoes with velcro.  Velcro is very easy to fold back as you can see, and even slippers come with velcro now!  It's a great invention!

These exercises are fun and if I have to raise my arms very much, my shoulders start hurting.  I think I need to do more exercises...my husband would tell me to lift weights at the same time.  I'll think about it.  As for my mom's exercise group, their favorite song and the one they all chime in on is "Rock my soul in the bosom of Abraham". All they have to do is move back and forth and they sure know how to rock!  Now the version I've linked above is MUCH slower than these lovely gray haired people sing it. Even those that keep their eyes closed sing this song.  I'll bet when they get to Heaven, they'll sing it even more lively and will throw away those velcro shoes so they can dance!

10/16/19 – The Winter of my Life


Last week I turned 58. Woohoo. I’ve discovered a few things that some of you already know about, and others hope to never learn. Arthritis, poor memory, reading/knitting hobbies (which translates to couch potato), and new discounts for the elderly. (grimace) Yep, I’m there. Hubby is older but only by 11 months. He IS in shape (works out a couple times a week), has a blue collar job, doesn’t read but has infinite memory statistics on sports, and will take any discount he can get. We are a perfect pair.

I’m titling this The Winter of my Life. And since I am officially in my “late” 50s, I have found a few new things to assist me with this season. I’ve decided that I need to MOVE a bit more often so I have found a new TV show to help. It’s called A New Way 2 Move and can be found here:


http://www.jltv.tv/shows.php?id=79


It has exercises for the “active senior “of which I qualify. And you know what? I can DO these exercises and I am NOT out of breath but I DO feel the pain and so I GAIN! I’m passing this along to you because as mentioned, some of you are like me. Retired but not really moving all that much. And you know about my 3-wheeled bicycle (see “The Fall” 09/22/19 below)…I’ve been riding it and even went on a special bike trail last week. I’ve always loved to ride my bike, even as a kid. That’s how we got around town in those days. “Let’s go ride bikes” was a favorite way to pass time. Sadly this hobby will slow down as winter kicks in. Winter began on Oct 12 in my house...that’s when the furnace kicked on. (sigh)


I’ve discovered another winter of sorts…life in the outback of Alaska. I just started watching this show called The Last Alaskans. I have a lot of respect for these people. There are 7 cabins in an Alaskan refuge area part of which is north of the Arctic Circle…the size of South Carolina! These people have to travel hundreds of miles just to get to town. The Ultimate Prepper! We could learn a thing or two from them. As I watched one man in particular, he told the story of how he crashed his plane (I watched it…cameras are everywhere), he walked away from the wreck and spent 4 days before being rescued. He gave all the credit to God. Part of his story is here but there ARE spoilers!


https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/12/last-alaskans-bob-harte-death/


These people literally live in the winter season of their life, much of the year. They don’t complain, they LOVE it. And some give the glory to God for getting them through it. I don’t think I’ll be in this same body when I turned 60. I feel we’ll be transformed by then with no more worries about the cold (I'm putting the heating blanket on tonight).   And I won’t be complaining! Funny thing, when I turned 50, I was ecstatic! I didn’t know why…hadn’t been woken up yet. But now as I look back I think it was because I felt I had reached some type of rite of passage. I had crossed over to W.I.S.D.O.M. Maybe that’s why I made the ultimate decision to quit coloring my hair a month ago. I give up. God will have to beautify me as I no longer have a vain vein in my body. And much as I love the REST that winter provides, I am quite pleased to not have to drive on the snow on the way to work anymore. I’m retired. However, the Lord need only need point the way to the mountains that need to be scaled, iced ponds that need skated, and sleighs that need ridden near my mansion in Heaven. I’m ready to fly!


Signs and Wonders - 10/02/19


On Sunday the first thing my preacher said to the congregation when he got to the pulpit was..."Did you see that Roll Cloud on Saturday?"  He was looking up!  As a matter of fact, I DID see the cloud.  In fact, my husband said first, "That's a weird looking cloud."  This picture is after it had already went overhead.  It was much bigger coming!  It was very different looking than the other clouds around it as you can see.  So I was ecstatic when the preacher mentioned it!  

Even though we sit a couple sections away from the lobby where the preacher stands to shake hands when people leave, we are normally one of the first people out the door as we don't really know anyone well enough to stand around and talk.  So I was the first one to arrive...here was our conversation:


Me:     "The cloud.  Most people don't look up these days and wouldn't see that cloud."

Him:    "We all look at our shoes too much."

Me:     "You saw the cloud.  God was showing you a sign and a wonder."

Him:    "It was an incredible cloud!"

Me:     "I know...I took pictures!"


He mentioned one more thing during the sermon.  He used the word "precipice".  Then he said it several times and said he loved the word.  He said, "We are sitting on a precipice and something exciting is going to happen but I don't know what!" He was very giddy about it!


That could only come from a Holy Spirit prompting.  How exciting!

Our Hunger Games – 09/25/19


I decided to watch all the Hunger Game movies. I’d read the books a while back but didn’t recall watching every movie. Since I watched them all closely together this past week I found something interesting. If you’ve not read the books or seen the movies, District 1 is where the government is housed and all the other districts provide for everyone in District 1. As such, all the “color” is in the capital, all the make up and weird looking people and hairstyles etc. Districts 2 thru 12 are all the drab people. Not much color of course…they are poor and barely make a living as they send all their products to the capital. This first picture is a District 1 person along with a District 12 person. Can you spot the difference? (duh)

Today I had an epiphany while watching the last movie, that we already have a District 1 in our world, and we see it on television daily. When I watch movies that I’ve recorded on TV, I fast forward the commercials. But today I saw so many that represented District 1. Makeup infomercials, exercise and perfect body commercials, owning the designer clothes commercials, “be the best you can be commercials”…even perfume commercials are all about how you can attract someone else. We are already living in this day. Television promotes the commercials and all the “housewives” and reality shows you can watch. Do these people even have the same problems we do? Eventually those in the outlying districts understood that the elite people in district 1 were at the mercy of others..the PTB as it were.

Who cares about makeup if you are mourning the dead? Who is concerned about what you wear, if you are in pain or cannot walk? What does it matter that you smell good if you don’t even have enough food for your next meal? THAT is the reality!!! These people that promote all this ME ME ME need to take a tour through a hospital or visit a funeral home. Take a walk on the wild side of life and visit a Medicaid office. God is separating the sheep and the goats alright. And we can watch it happen 24/7, right on TV. We all know that Television is “not real” but there are many people that believe they NEED all these things they see, in order to be happy. What they need is prayer, as prayer changes things. God already knows their problems and issues and is just WAITING to help them! If you know anyone like this, pray for them today, for today may be the day of their Salvation!

The Fall - 09/22/19


I bought a new bike yesterday. Technically it is called an adult tricycle. I know right? But it is what it is. You see, a few months ago I was getting on my bike to take a quick ride with my husband. We live in the country and ride up and down the road on occasion. I hopped on the bike and promptly fell over. Problem was…I could not get the bike off me. It’s old and heavy and thank you God that my husband was right there to pull the bike off. The fall left a couple nasty burn marks as I fell on the concrete. My husband quickly panicked because he thought I hit my head. Since our daughter’s death, we’ve discovered that we are concerned about each other much more that we used to be. We two are all we have in this world. But I told him I was alright even while he was running over because I knew what he was thinking. Long story short…I still wanted to ride a bike but I no longer trusted in my old clonky two-wheeler. 

(retitled the Fall as my husband pointed out...technically I did not start pedaling anywhere, I still stood on a pedal and fell over :)

Last week it occurred to me that I should get a new bike. I wanted to be able to ride whenever I wanted to…not wait for hubby to come home yada yada yada. So I had a lightbulb moment. To be honest I believe God was prompting me.  The prompt was..a three wheeler! (sounds better than a trike). That was the answer! I started researching online and knew right away that was going to work. As I told my husband about it, my FIRST question to him upon looking at the pictures online…was did he think our backpacks would fit in the basket? Because it’s all about prepping at this point right? Yes a bike is better than walking in an emergency, but it’s also important to have food and water for a few days. As you can see in the picture, everything is gonna be just fine.  :-)


What if the reason for the fall was not to injure me or slow me down. What if the reason…is that a new bike with a basket will be needed at some point? Maybe even not by me! I believe with all my heart that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. I’ve given my entire life to Christ so I am on His path. I never know what He is going to put in my path but I trust Him. And so someday somewhere somehow, someone will have a bicycle that has a basket and a safety flag as a precaution when left behind. We are good to go!

The Oasis - 09/13/19


This is a picture of my "office"...aka the Oasis.  The Lord has had me on a new journey since June...writing a series of books!  I am starting with "worldbuilding" which is SO fun!  Similar to JRR Tolkien planning and mapping out all the Lord of the Rings books, I am doing the same.  I needed a place to accomplish this difficult task so my husband helped me organize the spare bedroom.  What you are seeing is what makes me smile.  In the corner on the wall are miniature shoes (I have another shelf unit to the right of the windows. I've had this collection packed away for 15 years and since we've been unpacking our attic...my husband found these shoes and to be honest, I was just thrilled!  I am not a "shoe" person per se, but I love this little collection I started long ago.


Above the shoes is an ornamental bird feeder my daughter purchased for me on a missions trip in Jamaica. Our cat is in the window on her perch, and to her right are angels we received in my daughter's funeral flower arrangements. The blue chair is antique and belonged to Aunt Louie and it has a thin blanket thrown over it that my daughter liked to take to the beach.  On the table is the small house that I  purchased to give me inspiration while writing. 

This seems to be a cottage not unlike you'd find in an elven forest. :-)  Under the light...is my puzzle piece which if you have followed this website for many years, then you read about it.  It is my hope, my encouragement, and my small token from God as a promise that He is speaking to us in these last days. (puzzle story here if you scroll down a bit)I display that puzzle piece wherever I go.


To the left of the blue chair is a small water fountain that makes a lovely rippling sound when plugged in. Other things are simply office gadgets and oh at times I'll light a candle and turn on the water fountain and just have PEACE flow through me!  This has been the worst year of my life and I realize I am sharing very personal things with you but I want you also to see that the Lord can take away our griefs and despair.  I still cry now and then but He has given me a new task...of writing.  I don't know how long it will last, maybe not much longer if we are transformed.  But it has occupied my mind for now and that is a very good thing.

Football Games – 09/09/19


There are two prophecies about United States Football games coming to an abrupt halt. One is with Lisa and the other is with John Paul Jackson. During JPJ’s prophetic headlines visions he saw:


NFL Postpones all Games Until Answer Found


Lisa has seen something happen to a football stadium: Her visions can be found here.


https://www.thecallofthebride.com/lisa-s-visions

Here is what Lisa has seen. Football season started last Thursday 09/05 and her vision was 5 years ago. Will events happen this year that John Paul Jackson told us about? We don’t really know what it is but if his prophecy is related to Lisa’s then we know what the answer will be.


09/20/14 - I spoke with Lisa tonight and the Lord has given her more insight into her USA bombs vision…

Bombs: 


She feels that ISIS is behind these bombs that are coming upon the USA and very likely other countries as well. The government is aware of the planning behind the scenes and is encouraging it. Lisa has strong feelings that there will be bombings in NY, DC and the Chicago area. These events are tied to others but in a different way. The ones I mention are more scattered around the cities. However she has also seen a potentially larger destruction of bombing of a football stadium. Lisa has a sense of where it is and says that there is enough water nearby to flood the stadium when she sees explosions. Lisa saw her vision from overhead and says there is a partial roof over this stadium so we are not sure if that means a partially retractable dome roof or not. That is simply what she saw.  Others have seen different variations of stadiums being bombed so it is possible that more than one will be attacked simultaneously.


01/04/15 - Snowing Vision


Lisa was having her quiet time with God on Sunday when He showed her something interesting….it was snowing.  Then she saw the arm of someone that was drawing back to throw a snowball.  Immediately she knew that once that snowball was thrown, an avalanche of snowballs would be coming.  She knew this indicated that once the first problem occurred, many would follow.  (again Julie’s train wreck vision).  She asked God, “What is the first snowball?”   She was shown the USA getting bombed.


I know many people have seen missiles and rockets hitting the coasts.  Lisa has seen NYC and Washington DC getting bombed.  She and many others have seen Hoover Dam in this same situation, along with football stadiums and shopping malls, also schools.  So we don’t know specifically what will occur first.  We know that the USA has to go down before Israel…so she has to rely solely on God for her rescue.  But once this first wound happens, then Israel too will be in dire straits.  I personally believe we may see the CA earthquake first, more storms etc. before this attack comes but that is merely a guess

The Shovel – 09/05/19


I thought about titling this the Snakekiller…you’ll see why in a minute. My husband hates snakes…HATES them. He doesn’t run from them when they show up, he obliterates them. We have a few types of snakes in Indiana. Where I live centrally we have garter snakes (don’t click on the link if you don’t want to see Wikipedia pictures). Harmless for the most part but they can be rather long. Long as in 12 inches or more. When I posted my dailies a few years back, I think I had a story in there about a snake. About once every five years I will find one in the house. I know many people think they are from the devil and many times they are, but sometimes a snake is just a snake. Like when the fall harvest time comes, we know to expect mice in the house so we set traps ahead of time, and take measures to prevent them coming into the house. Same with these snakes. You can only do so much. I am not afraid of snakes. I’ve trapped them in jars before, and last time one was in the house, I put a heavy flower pot on top and a brick on top of that. I had to go to work and needed to leave right then, but I left the pot for hubby to take care of the snake later. He has no problem killing them. Go figure. But anyway…

Yesterday I went out to our porch to remove some spiderwebs with a broom. These were outside but had made their homes in windows where I could see them. NOT ALLOWED! As I was ready to open the porch door with weapon in hand, I saw what appeared to be a long thick shoestring on the porch. Hey…wait a minute…that’s a snake! I hadn’t opened the door yet so I tapped the broom up and down a few times and said, “You can’t stay here!” It left right away. However I was upset with myself for not being quieter and sneaking back in the house and going into the garage to get the shovel. THE shovel. The shovel that hubby always uses to chop heads off snakes. That’s the one in the picture. Guess where it is right now. In the corner of the porch by the broom. 😊 Hubby put it there last night. The message is clear...chop now, sweep later.  Oh, and he found the snake a few hours later. It was getting windy and he thought a storm was coming so he proceeded to lay down his basketball goal (portable but large). Mr Snake was coiled up underneath the black base. Probably nice and toasty with the sun warming on the black coating. Well he WAS coiled up. Hubby smashed him with a rock, then decapitated him with THE SHOVEL. Then left the rock on him all night, “Just to be safe.”

Backpack Prepping – 09/02/19


Today (Labor Day in the United States) my husband and I went through backpacks that we’ve had stored in our respective vehicles for several years. The reason was to check the food and water and clothes and hey the clothes don’t fit anymore! And not in a good way! We’ll be making some substitutions there. For about two months those backpacks have been sitting by the back door in the garage, ready to be brought in and explored but we’ve been putting it off. However, after watching and posting this video, even my husband (who was listening at the time) is looking into our emergency preparations again. I think it’s because the woman in this video (used to work for FEMA as a “worst case scenario” person) said something that resonated with my husband. She only got one tomato on a plant this year. We’ve had the same problem. In fact, we planted Roma tomatoes this year and the insides are basically hollow. We did get several but they are hollow and they have black spots. Plus more of our crop did not pan out so we have replanted cold weather crops for the fall. Whether it comes up or not is in God’s hands. I guess I’m telling you this so you too can decide what the Lord is leading you to do in regards to prepping. Over this coming weekend we will be doing even more planning and I gotta say, I’m glad my husband is more into this than usual. I have felt for about a month now that fall is coming sooner rather than later. I’ve noticed the spider webs came out sooner this season and the crickets are chirping 24/7 when it used to be just at night. I remarked today that I hadn’t heard the tree frogs at night, at all this summer. Which now that I think about it is VERY strange because they are LOUD and everywhere! Just not this year. Hmm! Time to go to the Lord and be ready for change of seasons. Recall that God told us through Barb of 278pikelk that the EQ that splits the USA will come when it’s cold…freezing cold! That's why I am keeping an eye ever on this Peace Deal.

Alien Rant 1 (cuz I'm sure there are more to come :) - 09/01/19


I watch Ancient Aliens and some of those other oddity shows.  It really ruffles my feathers because these people...these LEADERS...these really smart PHD humans seem to think we are being visited by aliens!  You know what?  They have finally caught up with those of us that know these beings are inter-dimensional and  they are finally admitting to that.  And this is not new...right?  But, what IS new for me is that there are so many astrophysicists and doctors of this and that and quantum mechanics guys and they are SMART but they don't know they are being fooled!  As my mom would say, they have book knowledge but no wisdom.  And the guy to the right?  He takes the cake.

" The reason we have religion today is because of misunderstood visits of extraterrestrials."   Giorgio Tsoukalos   (article link)

Giorgio Giorgio...(sigh).  Watching these shows used to make me angry but now I am watching them because thou dost need to know thy enemy.  And THIS guy is being fooled by the enemy BIG time.  He wants SO bad to believe that these aliens have our best interests at heart. And everything these shows promote and "learn" and discuss....is ALL in the Bible!  They actually think and it all boils down to this...that the Bible was written BECAUSE of these aliens.  And by aliens I hope you know I mean the fallen angels and their demonic-housed grays.  Every story they tell on these shows can be found in the Bible or in the Book of Enoch or Jasher etc.  And they'll quote them, oh yesseree Bob.  They can quote these books but in their mind, the stories from these ancient texts were only written thousands of years later by the silly humans who could only write what they saw.  I could go on...but I'll stop there so I can sleep tonight.  There may be some of you, perhaps most of you, that aren't really interested or watching alien stuff and that's ok, go where the Lord leads you.  You can skip these ponderings in the days ahead.  That's why I title them now...so you know what you're getting into.  'Course the image is a giveaway.  :D   

Good Witch - 08/30/19 


Oh dear...you know or know of the Hallmark Channel right?  Under their About Us page the word -family- is used 5 times and they note:


" As the country’s leading destination for quality family entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand."


Yet what they show is anything but.  The very next sentence contains..." In addition to its signature new original movies, the network features an ambitious lineup of other new original content, including scripted primetime series, such as “Good Witch..."


I used to watch Bewitched when I was little.  I read and owned all the Harry Potter books and movies.  And I'm sure I dressed up as a witch on Halloween once or twice wayyyyy back.  I did not know, did not make it my concern to know that God had told us long ago exactly what to do about presenting anything with witch content before our eyes.:


Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. Acts 19:19


I've told you before that I burned all my Harry Potter books and movies.  At the time I was barely waking up and just KNEW it was what I was supposed to do but did not know why.  Now we know.  Are you paying attention?

" But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me."

Micah 7:7