Giving glory to God. This was a very stressful week to end a very stressful month (not calendar month). I was at my breaking point when I decided to begin praying as I used to years ago. I used to pray all the time about everything but for various reasons, backslid to the point of my prayer being “as needed” only. Bad idea.
Prayer is good for God & for us because prayer is positive, hopeful, grateful & everything uplifting. This is what God meant for His people. Win-win. A relationship of giving & taking as in any successful relationship. So I began praying again for thanksgiving & to give glory to God in the name of Jesus.
The day before my miracles were received, I asked God for a miraculous resolution to two stressful problems that were going on in my life.
I can’t go into details of what it concerned but suffice to say that almost the very second I walked back into my door after resolving one problem, my cell rang with a resolution to the second one. I immediately thanked God because I believe these resolutions occurred like this to show the goodness of God in all His glory. Both problems could have turned out very badly for me but miraculously did not.
The power of prayer cannot be understated even when our prayers are not answered how or when we would have hoped for. It’s always God’s timing, not ours. It’s always God’s will, not ours but suffice to say the nature of God is “there is no good thing that he will withhold to those that walk uprightly.”
There is nothing “free” about our country right now. I have NEVER seen such stupidity & open evil in my entire life. People used to be sneaky about their plans to destroy their enemy, but even as they are all being exposed, their friends that own the media continue to be silent in the hopes the brainwashed don’t find out or if they do, won’t give truth any credibility.
Jesus told us we all suck, in other words of course & He’s right. Man is not good by nature. Some that don’t believe in God follow His commandment to love one another & think they are just good all on their own. I believe if the evil ones of the world do manage to silence all Jesus ever told us, that we definitely would be monsters that only were good so we don’t get punished by our jailers who would no show mercy.
Some of the parks are finally opening in Michigan. They are only open a few hours a day, for a few days a week for now. I personally think this is horrible but as one of many captors I am grateful for any reprieve right now. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time for them to “ramp up” the lockdowns again until their agenda of a global socialist regime becomes the norm. Anyone fighting them now? Not many. Most are too “conditioned.”
I’ve been out a few times now with my camera. Snapping shots of whatever catches my eye. I think I missed most of the water lilies for now. It was a beautiful view across the lake when these shots were taken. There are more people than I usually see since we all have such a short window of time in which to enjoy this park.
The first day there were excited wildlife running all around. Not sure they enjoyed all the human intrusion after many months of being free from our species. I think this chipmunk was running to tell his friends of the impending invasion.
The gardens were not up to the normal standards due to their annuals being planted much later than they should have been. There were a few perennials to see but the woods were beautiful! I didn’t take the full drive this time because of increased pedestrian traffic. It was my understanding that the trails were open & normally this is where the foot traffic is so the cars are not impeded.
Sorry for the redundancy, but I do love Japanese Iris!
Praying everyone is doing OK in these very difficult & challenging times. God bless you all. Peace out.
Giving glory to God & sharing something that was shared with me today on Facebook.
This is a cut & paste comment I cut & pasted to my blog. Author unknown.
OK, I’m going to try to be empathetic with this one. I won’t call it a hoax because I believe it exists. I believe there is a virus that sickened some, I also believe it even killed some. Killed, as in the actual primary cause of their death…… AKA, someone who wouldn’t have otherwise passed away if it weren’t for this virus. So I’m going to go out on a limb here and risk a few more lost “friends” with this statement……. I honestly think that this whole chaotic mess will go down in history as the biggest, most costly, most fear inducing, most panic causing RUSE, EVER perpetrated against mankind.
It’s given birth to some really horrible offspring, some incredibly intrusive and invasive government intervention. It’s revealed our greed and our capability for hatred & deceit. It’s turned neighbor against neighbor, community against community, State against State, and even Country against Country.
This was a perfect opportunity to see what we were made of, if we would choose presumed safety over freedom, if we would choose government controlled privileges over God given rights, and most importantly, what we might be willing to trade off to make a deal with the “devil“. Honestly, LOOK at us…..
We bought out all the toilet paper, we bought out all the sanitizer and wipes, we made masks, we reported our neighbors and friends who didn’t comply with the “rules”, we even stepped 6 feet away from the people we shook hands with a week prior or even hugged.
As sheep, we got a 98 on this test, some even got extra credit for showing extra fear, but as humans and as a society, we failed miserably.
And as Americans, we totally failed. We come from bloodlines where when things didn’t feel right, we resisted, we fought and “usually” won. Oh sure, the Canadians kicked our ass one time, but today they’re much like us. But seriously, in a month or two, take a look back on how easily this divided us, not just nations, but even here in our own neighborhoods, even among families!
Remember the times when an emergency would bring us together??? A hurricane, a flood, a tornado or snow-storm??? I do! We shared EVERYTHING, took care of each other, made it all work out for all involved. We NEED to get back to that, we need to remember that we are NOT each others competition or enemy, but rather that we are friends and neighbors.
We really only have one common enemy, and that’s the one that want’s to divide us so it can more easily conquer us. Call it a virus, call it the government, call it whatever you wish…… BUT the bottom line is, for as long as we stand side by side, together, NOTHING has a chance. Look at history and you’ll see how wars were started. Yes, every single one!!! Turn one faction against the other and watch attrition take over. You pick, race, religion, politics, ethnicity, class or caste…… DON”T let “them” do it again, EVER!!!!
This is a comment I am adding: Many years ago I heard some pastor say that our current society is merely coasting on the fumes of their forefathers Christianity & when that is gone, we were doomed as a people. I agree. There is a reason that Jesus really is the Savior of the World for unless His commandment of loving one another is strictly adhered to, we haven’t got a prayer, literally.
May is normally my favorite month. This year I am “sweltering” in place as ordered & only go out when I need to so far. If my governor extends this any further than the end of May, I will be among the next group protesting & by then there will be many.
In the mean time I will try not to bitch though this is a screen capture of my post on Facebook today. When I took early retirement I moved to a small town in the middle of a nice tourist area of Michigan with lots of lakes in the Irish Hills. This “lockdown” is not working out for me. For any of us.
Meanwhile I found this Very appropriate poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Remember that God works in mysterious ways & is not mocked. Also remember that “Karma is a patient gangsta’!” Don’t fear. It effects God’s power working in you.
Have a blessed evening. Remember to pray & never give up. The people have always had the power in love. Love & Faith can move mountains.
OK…..still trying to process the diabolical global issues going on today. When the smoke clears will Amazon be the only retail company that exists? We won’t let it come to this.
Right now the least of my worries in my world and I’m sick of crying.
I think I cracked a tooth, (crown) again. This time on roasted cauliflower of all things. So luckily my Dentist is still allowed to see emergency patients as needed. Left a message late yesterday after the office closed. Will have to watch what & how I eat til I can get in there. Hopefully on Monday.
There was a set back with one of my distant relative’s premature twins yesterday. After finally coming home after 4 months of surgeries & treatments, she was taken back for brain surgery again. Praying for this sweet little girl.
I want to get my car looked at again for a few minor repairs. Everything is such turmoil & trouble added to the our normal problems. This is not right. We don’t deserve to be endangered or treated badly under the guise of “helping” us. The government helps no one but themselves. The way they have responded to this “plandemic ” is the opposite of what we should be doing to keep our immune systems healthy according to what I know & what some are posting on videos that keep being taken down for “false information.”
I am very concerned with long term effects for everyone that is currently being held hostage. I still haven’t developed the Stockholm Syndrome they hoped for. If the economy tanks, so do many of us. The only people not adversely effected are the very ones creating all the rules & regulations causing the world’s problems. This is not acceptable.
Many Doctors & nurses are speaking out about the dangerous & foolish procedures they are told to do with covid-19 patients but are kept silent by the mainstream media as usual. Every time they wish to make others look like conspiracy theorists, all they have to do is discount their ideas & make sure no one hears what is really going on. The fact that some of these politicians propose “taking people out of their own homes” to a place to be treated is not only foolish but illegal & dangerous for many reasons. They didn’t say send your loved ones to a hospital but said they wished to assign a “task force” to find & remove the ill. That kind of intrusion is not warranted except for extreme cases of elderly that live alone with no family.
We always said “Remember the Holocaust” for years because if you don’t you are in danger of the next power hungry fools doing the same thing, as they are right now. Evil always appears to have a legitimate reason for their abominable acts or most wouldn’t go along with it.
It’s important to remember that “terrorizing” has always been an important tool for evil to coerce or control others. This time the terror threat is not directly aimed at you or you would fight against them. This time the “terrorist” is using something to terrorize you with so they can use your fear to control you without looking like the bad guys.
The timing & the outrageously well orchestrated response to this “pandemic” is questionable to any thinking individual. Many have brought their concerns to light. The media condemns or mocks them. Why? What do they care what a fool has to say? They shouldn’t. Fools are usually ignored but speak the truth in an environment of lies & deceit & you will be destroyed or silenced at all cost.
It’s not just the non-stop mind controlling mainstream media celebrity propaganda videos they created that make all this seem very artificial & terrifying. If I only listened to the mainstream I would be upset about what is happening but not as concerned as I am right now. I am hearing so many professionals speak out about how wrong the treatment for this “virus” is & that they are told to follow specific protocol. They also remark on how oddly this so called virus is responding to various treatments. Doctors have always been able to chose what is best for their patients, but suddenly they are no longer allowed this freedom.
It’s like all of our freedoms that have suddenly disappeared “for our own good.” Even the right to walk in the sunlight or run our own business has been stolen from us by the same insidious global commie loving idiots that continue to bring destruction in so many other areas of our lives & our world. This will be stopped one way or the other. The truth always comes out about evil power mongers that get too carried away with themselves as long as there are people (heroes) brave enough to do what is needed to contain them.
I am upset that we are being told things that are not true & giving patients care that is actually killing them instead of what it should be doing. I really feel like I’m in some Twilight Zone nightmare where those who are supposed to heal you, those you are supposed to be able to trust are being told to do things that are the opposite of your best interest. There’s a reason that “Question Authority” is a thing.
Maybe some involved are just “doing what they are told to do” but that’s what the Nazi soldiers did back in their holocaust. How many will be speaking out shortly in hearings or a courtroom setting about being “given orders” to do things that killed their patients & they knew beforehand this would be the case but did it anyway? Don’t ever give credence to a fool who tells you to do what you know is not the right thing.
Why the push for vaccines again using words like Global & Mandatory? Why this “bio_chip” which some are calling the Mark of the Beast? How can someone like Bill Gates, who has not been trained in epidemiology, be given any credibility on this topic? This white elitist main concern since become rich & famous has been population control & oddly enough much of it is based in Africa. It’s a fact that some vaccines can cause more harm than good in certain individuals, the less tested, the more problematic. If these people who can’t be trusted, who place profit over human life, were to “test” vaccines before public release, would they lie about results & risk delaying their profits?
I will say, these are all my opinions of what I believe is going on & I pray to God that I am wrong about some being so diabolically evil & stupid they would try to design something for their own personal demented agenda with no regard for human life. Sadly, I see the same people that appear to be responsible as the same that do not have any regard for the lives of the unborn of the poor & minority or those who they label “deplorable.” If you don’t think history keeps repeating & that human nature is what it is, pure evil, think again.
Words matter. Abortion = murder of “non-essential” babies. “Non-essential” means what exactly to these same people in the adult community? Listen to how easily these fools use that term when it applies to others. They best start looking in that mirror for “non-essential” because to me evil people are the most “non-essential” of anyone.
This is why I keep “harping” on the fact that Jesus is the Savior of the world. We know it. Everyone knows it, even the heathen that refuses to admit it. By us keeping the commandment of loving one another, this kind of stuff would not be happening & if a virus did break out, we would know that it was something natural & therefore easy to defeat. We can’t defeat some “Franken-virus” some ahole cooks up in a lab because it’s man, not God made. If you follow Christ you will keep his commandment of love & not because you feel like it. Because it was commanded of you to do so.
Because the powers that be chose to react & respond to a perceived pandemic in a way that is totally unlike any response the world has ever seen, we will never know what the statistics would have been had we just being clean & careful & continued going about living our lives.
This is not like the plague where everyone who contracts it is doomed, but it is real. It’s like most other flu, maybe not even as bad as so called experts claim that many have this virus with no symptoms. So is this what’s happening all the time with all flu strains? Do some of us stay asymptomatic after we contract those strains as well? No one ever brought that possibility up before because it wasn’t an election year. The fact that other bad flu years have been completely ignored but all of a sudden there is a HUGE controversial reaction or over-reaction to some becoming ill & all of the experts around the globe seem to know exactly what the virus is, where they think it came from but all have conflicting information.
Are the tests available accurate or are they causing some of the infections? We know for a fact, this was the case with some of the tests. Is this just another political hoax on a global scale, bio-terrorism or has a virus somehow legitimately escaped on it’s own? Anyone who has ever worked or trained in a lab knows that germs can’t just “escape” depending on what you were doing with them. There would have to be an accident of some sort, such as a centrifuge exploding, operator error or deliberate intent.
I’m bothered by the level of espionage of our Intelligence Community in America & who’s side they are really on. I am concerned with the ramping up of hatred towards Christian conservative belief & the encouragement towards socialism. I have seen social media comments for years that certain progressives hope that the older people die off for the sole purpose of easy “progression” towards their communist ideology. I have seen politicians openly cry out for murder & mayhem against their political foes, which has NEVER been acceptable before now. These dangerous people are seldom admonished for unprofessional & evil behavior.
I will listen to stuff on the internet here & there for basic information (I have not had television for many years) but I refuse to listen to hours of pessimistic theories from so-called experts who are anything but. Some of the stories are just the usual media op-ed “Trump Hate” and in doing so, only cause confusion & anger in many. Propaganda should have never been allowed by the FCC, because it’s outlawed in their regulations for good reason. So you don’t have the kind of division that the mainstream has created all the while laying blame on President Trump for their very crimes when he dares to correct them or condemn their lies. Not saying Trump is always accurate, but he’s not the one creating hoaxes.
What used to be me just popping into the car & driving to whatever market in my small town or a larger one further away because of pricing or selection that I used to look forward to has now become a major stressful endeavor wonder if this trip will be the time I “catch it.” I’m sure most of us feel this way.
As someone who suffered from asthma years ago, I keep masks on hand for allergy days, cleaning, etc to protect my lungs. It filters out dust, pollen & bacteria. I have anti-bacterial wipes in my car. I’ve used them way before this mess. I am a germ-a-phobe. If you’ve ever seen Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, you will get a view of my psyche when it comes to “cooties.”
My gloves have touch screen tips so I can keep them on at all times & when I have finished my careful shopping of whatever I can find in stock that I need, all the while dodging people instead of looking for a friendly face that I recognize, I dart back out like some fearful animal. I throw everything in the trunk & wipe down my gloves & some of the purchases, like my water. Some things I leave in my large storage closet for a few days except for the perishable so the virus potency can pretty much die off. Then it’s strip at the door (curtains are closed) and a full decontamination shower! I have carpeting so I have always left my street shoes at the door & have inside shoes, as well as clothing. Yes, I am that anal.
Sadly most of us will be damaged from this experience & I WILL BE DAMNED if I will allow any form of fascist government overreach to continue this freak show under any circumstance. We can & will get to the bottom of what happened. I hear these media shills stating that this will be our new normal or it won’t be back to normal for years. That’s baloney & they know it but all media is left wing global elitist owned who want socialism, who have been destroying our way of life thru indoctrination for many years.
If it was just a mistake, not much to worry about. If someone is behind this, such as the “One World Order” that I used to think was conspiracy theory but started to wonder after all the crazy of the 2016 election, then they will pay dearly. Any group this dangerously evil is always stopped. Read a history book. Sadly many usually have to suffer at their hands before this happens.
Please don’t give up. I know this is very hard on all of us. There are legal channels that Americans & others can go to if they feel that their lives have been completely upended or extreme hardship has occurred such as job loss or business problems. Please contact your state & federal government pages for more info on what your rights are and what services they are currently offering. This would be a great time for group counseling but “social distancing” prevents this just as it prevents fellowshipping in church for now.
Take care everyone. Love you all & praying for the best for our world. God bless us, everyone. God bless His people & hope to God that others see the light because you can’t keep your eyes closed to it forever. In Jesus name I pray.