Inflammation “I”s that will Incinerate You

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I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. Jeremiah 33: 6b (NIV)

The second phase of healing a wound (there are four) is inflammation. Inflammation means to ignite or set on fire. The process is part of our body’s defense system and actually helps to heal a wound or injury. After a wound has occurred (blood is clotting) the small blood vessels change and allow blood (plasma, blood proteins, and white cells) to enter the area around the injury – it swells. This increase in fluids (blood) accompanies or causes pain, Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.39.12 AMloss of function, redness and a “hot to the touch” sensation. Discharging pus is a part of this process. We tend to try and control/stop inflammation but it is needed after a wound for healing; if inflammation does not get rid of the problem or continues that is chronic inflammation and can lead to other health issues.

The parallels of physical inflammation to spiritual inflammation are noteworthy. After the initial shock of a wound we will feel pain, possibly stop doing things, and be touchy; these are natural but it is because “life” (blood) is trying to flood back in. We may/should let loose bad stuff (pus) as part of our healing. In this stage if we don’t get rid of “stuff” it will stay around and cause other more serious problems or at least delay our healing.

∞ Lord Jesus, we know wounds will come but thank you for healing. Holy Spirit thank you for taking ALL things and using them to bring us closer to Jesus and the Father. Amen.

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Indigestion – “I”s That Will Incinerate You


“For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.”
Job 3:24

Which comes first, indigestion or groaning?  The truth is that your health can be ruined because of the way stress, crisis and trauma is handled in your life.  It is important that you recognize the early signs and warnings that indigestion can bring.

Learning to develop an “attitude of gratitude” even when things aren’t going particularly the best, will serve you well in the long run.  Also, being thankful for what God has blessed you with is very important.  Forgiveness, self-control, thankfulness and plain old perseverance can help you through the times of hardship, testing and trials. This will keep your digestive system healthy and intact.

No better lesson can we learn from Paul, as he was facing hardships all the day long.

 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:22-24

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“I”s that will Incinerate You – Immobility


Immobility  – Fear will immobilize you as was in the case of Pastor Bobette Stubblefield,

Soon after our marriage began, my husband began to isolate me by forbidding me to spend time at church and with my family and friends. Isolation then begins to break down a person’s worth; and little by little steals their identity.  My husband would shove me down and overpower me physically.  …He would then urinate on me.  Fear became my captor (Stubblefield. March 20, 2004).

She also described how she would shake uncontrollably whenever she would think about going home or would drive toward her house. She stayed in the marriage for 12 years and faced fear daily.  Finally, one day, when she had to defend herself in a court battle over her children, she was forced to face fear head on.  Fearful, but determined to overcome it, she took courageous steps toward the courtroom door.  Just before entering the courtroom, she realized she was not alone and that God had stationed angels around her.  Bobette recalls that day:

But, before I walked in front of the judge, God opened my eyes like He opened the prophet Elijah servant’s eyes.  Elijah’s servant saw thousands of angels standing ready for battle on he and his country’s behalf.  When God allowed me to see into the spiritual realm, He showed me six angels dressed like Secret Service men.  They were with me walking arm in arm into the courtroom. I realized I was not alone anymore. The Bible says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and love, and a sound mind.”

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Preparing the Bride – A Hopeful Heart


Preparing to be the Bride of Christ – A Hopeful Heart

13 “If you would prepare your heart,
And stretch out your hands toward Him;
14 If iniquity were in your hand, and you put it far away,
And would not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
15 Then surely you could lift up your face without spot;
Yes, you could be steadfast, and not fear;
16 Because you would forget your misery,
And remember it as waters that have passed away,
17 And your life would be brighter than noonday.
Though you were dark, you would be like the morning.
18 And you would be secure, because there is hope;
Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.
19 You would also lie down, and no one would make you afraid;
Yes, many would court your favor.

Job 11:13-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

Preparing to become the BRIDE begins with a preparation of the
heart.  We can have all the answers, live a seemingly perfect life, but still miss becoming
the BRIDE.

Can I stand firm, be steadfast and without fear?

Can I cast my sorrows, hurts, disappointments and troubles on the sea of forgetfulness, and let them forever be gone without revisiting them?

If, I can put Christ in the forefront of every thought, action and deed, then and only then can my heart be prepared to receive the hope, security, safety confidence and favor to love and serve Him as He truly deserves.

As my faithful Defender, Shepherd, Lover, and HUSBAND.

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Don’t Sweep Things Under the Rug! Keep a Just Balance… in the Lord


I woke up the other morning and The Lord said: Don’t Sweep Things Under the Rug – Keep a Just Balance in Me

My husband Gary and I at the time owned several sign companies in Central Florida and one day I walked out into the shop and saw the men working in the sheet metal department, bending metal and putting together the frames for the electrical signs we built.  They used a rivet gun with silver rivets that we would buy by the pound.  They weren’t cheap.  I noticed they would grab a handful putting them in their work aprons and as they did this, some would fall out on the ground.

We also had bought some nice rubber mats for the concrete floors and by the end of the day, when it was time to clean up the shop, I would walk out and noticed that instead of sweeping up the rivets that had fallen to the ground and putting them back in the box to be used later, they would either wind up in the trash or under the rug!

It didn’t take me and my calculating mind to go out, gather the rivets out of the trash, weigh them and figure out approximately $5.00 per day, 5 to 6 days a week were getting thrown out…  Well, the best I can say is I told my husband and we figured out a way to stop this from happening!  Go figure!

We also looked at the rubber mats and noticed that the rivets that were swept under the rug were eating into the rubber mats, and destroying those pretty quickly.

Of course we both realized sometimes some loss was bound to happen in this type of industry, but we explained to our employees that this was effecting our bottom line, and ultimately theirs in the way of bonus checks and wage increases.  We kept an open door policy, in order to keep a just balance between those employees God had entrusted to us.

Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. Proverbs 16:11

The Lord showed me that as an employer it was my job and duty to correct my employees with dignity and honor, and not to deal harshly with them, but as God himself has dealt with me when I have been wasteful, thoughtful and remiss in my duties as his daughter.

He also showed me that no one gets away with anything…. and all the weights in the bag are of his making.  Our lives, our vocations, our ministries, even our private and personal lives will be accountable to God and he has established this principle in the earth.  We don’t have to worry when companies, individuals, etc. are being thoughtless, or even doing something that is completely dishonest as the article below describes.

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Another nice catch NYBob ! – “Germans arrested Victoria Nuland’s assistant, who in addition, is an employee of Vanguard Corporation, with almost a billion of high quality fake dollars, printed by Vanguard Corporation. This employee (is a member of the State Department), and now, during his interrogations, he “put under bus” Vanguard Corporation with all of its companies and “putting under bus” Nuland, McCain, Kerry, Brennan and others…”

The fallout from this corruption is immeasurable. Wonder if they will be able to sweep it under the rug as well.


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In the midst of trials….God is doing miracles!


To me it makes perfect sense that we are in the end times.  How could we not be?  And even if this is not the end, shouldn’t we always be living each day as if it were our last?  This was a question raised recently by a pastor I was listening to.  Everything that can be shaken will be shaken….. This is what Jesus says!

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Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Matthew 24: 35
I know that news and media do not talk a lot about Nepal now. There are still continuing earthquake
aftershocks. It is the 17th of June today and there have been 4 aftershocks, three were 4.1+ and the other one

was 5.1. (Kantipur news) It is not over. It is still affecting lives. The earthquake in Nepal that came on April 25th rated 7.8, then on the 26th of April there was a 6.7 quake, followed by one on the 12th of May rating 7.3 and over 30,000 jolts (less than 4) and over 270 aftershocks, has affected over 8 million people. This has resulted in 8786 deaths and over 23,000 injured. Landslides continue to take place in different parts of the country and last week alone, 43 died at Taplegung in East Nepal. According to the UN, 3 million people are in need of assistance.

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, was moved 3 centimeters (about 1.2 inches) southwest by the massive 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal in April. The capital city, Kathmandu, has moved 10 FEET south. Globe International Missionary Sudip Khadka, Missionary June Newsletter

You can follow Sudip and his wife, and learn more about their ministry…by visiting… from here search their recent newsletters to learn about the earthquake.

Nepal Earthquake

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have–Jesus Christ.
 I Corinthians 3:11

Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings.

“Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

It is going to be interesting to see what the next few years bring, if the foundation that the world is building can last that long.  While we are all snug in our beds with visions of sugar plums dancing, there are over 7 billion people on the earth that are hungry and refugees continue to travel from one country to another.

Foundation – A series or magazine articles originally written in 1942… affected Newt Ginrich and sparked his 1996 book, To Renew America.

The Foundation series is a science fiction series by Isaac Asimov. For nearly thirty years, the series was a trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation. It won the one-time Hugo Award for “Best All-Time Series” in 1966. Asimov began adding to the series in 1981, with two sequels: Foundation’s Edge, Foundation and Earth, and two prequels: Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation. The additions made reference to events in Asimov’s Robot and Empire series, indicating that they were also set in the same fictional universe.

Impact in nonfiction

In Learned Optimism,[11] psychologist Martin Seligman identifies the Foundation series as one of the most important influences in his professional life, because of the possibility of predictive sociology based on psychological principles. He also lays claim to the first successful prediction of a major historical (sociological) event, in the 1988 US elections, and he specifically attributes this to a psychological principle.[12]

In his 1996 book To Renew America, U. S. House SpeakerNewt Gingrich wrote how he was influenced by reading the Foundation trilogy in high school.[13]

Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, credits the Foundation series with turning his mind to economics, as the closest existing science to psychohistory.[14][15] Businessman and entrepreneur Elon Musk counts the series among the inspirations for his career.[16]

In the nonfiction PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan referred to an Encyclopedia Galactica in the episodes “Encyclopaedia Galactica” and “Who Speaks for Earth”.

Before I go any further, let me first say there are many organizations that are attempting to fill the gap that is ever increasing.  The Syrian Refugee Crisis is has been and is here to stay (Imagine It’s The Year 2045, Will the Syrian Refugee Crisis Be Resolved? is a great article on this topic). Men and women have been researching history, collecting data and seeing a steady decline in our world as we know it.  It has been the topic of many Hollywood movies.

In my lifetime alone earthquakes continue to devastate countries and are increasing in frequency, intensity and devastation.  Over 40 years ago, two days before Christmas, at 12:29 local time, Saturday, December 1972, a 6.2 earthquake hit Managua, Nicaragua.  The earthquake caused widespread casualties among Managua’s residents: 6,000 were killed, 20,000 were injured and over 250,000 were left homeless.  I’ve been to Nicaragua this past year, and the people are still recovering.  It was interesting to see the “trees of life” that have been erected there.  My recent visit to Nicaragua, shows me that recovery for this country will be doubtful, in my lifetime.

Trees in Managua

Nicaragua’s first lady is a powerful partner of president (Journal article excerpt)

Her Trees of Life, many Nicaraguans say, are like symbolic billboards promoting her position and mystic allegiance. They cost $20,000 apiece and run up $10,000 monthly in electrical bills, the independent news organization Confidential reported.

The trees are said to be patterned after a biblical reference: “And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden …” (Genesis 2:9). Read More about Nicaragua’s first lady…

God speaks a lot about foundations and how we are to become like great oaks and trees of righteousness for His glory.

To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

At Globe Hope there are four women who are making a difference.  They are great oaks the LORD has planted for such a time as this.  They need help!  They need sponsors who will pray and write to their children, be role models as interns, visit and help their ministries through prayer and financial support.  To learn more about Globe Hope’s organizations, I have provided links below:

Challenge Farm, Kitale Kenya – Home to over 200 children rescued from the streets.

Children of Destiny, Nicaragua – Two homes, one in the mountains of Jinotega for older children and an infant home in Los Cedros, near the coast.

Residence of Life, Costa Rica – home for children who are basically are not adoptable.

Educate Honduras – Helps bring secondary, high and university and continuing education to the impoverished children of Honduras.

In closing, I would like to say we can not be fearful or give up the hope for our future both now and hereafter.  I am reminded that Galatians 6:9 says,

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Jesus told his disciples many anti-Christs were already on the earth.  This is true.  We must not give up the race, as it is almost over for believers… one way or the other.  There is another millennium where Christ and those that will be with Him, will reign and an eternity that will never end.


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