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Kingdom Woman

   Aug 02

GMO-free Living

I remember my mom telling me that she grew up picking cotton in giant fields that looks all fluffy and white like the clouds. She also shared with me about the thorns and how her hands and fingers stayed cut up and sore all the time. My never had to think about poisons in that cotton, in her food, in the next crops that grew in that same field and I’m grateful for that.

Cotton Bowl

People are very concerned about GMO foods and organic food, but have you about GMO-filled cotton that’s in your clothing, your linens, your upholstery…and what about those cotton swabs we use on our babies, we use cotton pads for cleaning gmo-free, all natural make-up off of our faces, cotton balls….

Everything becomes infected by the poisons, it doesn’t just get on the plants that are sprayed, it’s in the ground and only buries itself more and more with each new harvest.

What would true GMO-free living look like?

crown nancy sig

   Jun 10

The Newness Of Life and Love

Coming into the transforming presence of the Most High is something that will open our eyes to a great many things. A few years ago  as I was in Georgia at the Be In Health program, I learned so many new and exciting things. I’ve never felt so much Peace and Joy in my life as I have since then.

Drawing near to Him will guarantee that we will begin to rethink the way we think, and question the way we have always considered things to be. We progress forward toward Him until we face areas we may be unwilling to give up, or that we are not wanting to consider changing. It’s then that we shelter our eyes from His light as He reveals truth that we choose not to see.  It’s then that we also make ourselves prisoners and are bound to enslavement such as guilt and shame that others so easily blame us for, instead of taking responsibility for themselves. Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

The painful reality is most painful to our flesh. Our flesh chooses to cling to that which is loved in the flesh–those things that are of this earth which bring to us a sense of security and comfort. Our flesh is unwilling to part with such things or even to consider doing so. It is not until we can willingly deny ourselves and our selfish nature, that we will move forward toward YHVH. It is not until we are willing to abandon all we have ever treasured, believed or thought we knew, that we will truly “throw off everything that hinders” so that we can fully come into the transforming presence of our LORD.

I have heard people ask, in reference to heaven, “What will there be to do up there?” or “What will we do for fun?” Such questions seem innocent enough, yet they are brought only out of that part of humanity that seeks self-pleasure–the part that “…savor not the things that be of YHVH, but the things that be of men.”(Matthew 16:23) To think otherwise is to yield to the self-deceit of our flesh, allowing our thinking to remain imprisoned by the thoughts which once led us, rather than our thinking being transformed in the presence of our LORD. To seek heaven is to seek God and to forsake self and that which is pleasing only to self. “For, whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it” (Luke 17:33)

A great many things hinder us from coming into the transforming presence of our Almighty. Continuing to hold to ideas, philosophies, patriotisms and beliefs that we once held before we stepped into the light–those things will hinder us from moving toward our Father. Continuing to cling to earthly desires, careers, ambitions and success as we defined them before we came to our Messiah–those too will hinder us and cause us not only to hesitate from moving toward Yah – they will cause us to turn away. While we still have to work and provide for our families, we don’t have to have all the latest fashions, electronics and toys for ourselves or our children. The Father gives us all that we need, we must be willing to accept that and try to live for Him and not for love of money and earthly things. I like what Paul says in this tongue twister verse: “For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate that do I”. (Romans 7:15)

The question of “What will we do in heaven for fun?” should change to “Whom will we/you be with?” For our Messiah died so that we might come to the Father, heaven happens to be the place wherein we shall be with Him. Going to be with our Father means going to be with and live with Him, if that doesn’t sound like “fun” to us, then we might want to examine our hearts to discover what our true treasures are and where our true loyalties lie. We cannot claim to truly love Him while refusing to come closer to Him because we are unwilling to let go of what we cling to on this earth.

Remember Lot’s wife. She clung to what she was supposed to be leaving behind. Life was in front of her, yet she turned instead to lifelessness. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:17,26)

We are new creatures in Messiah, and just as a butterfly does not try to live like a caterpillar, so we should remember that we are not as once we were–nor should we act like it.

   Feb 09

Who Are These Women?

– She’s early to rise, early to bed….not always, sometimes not sleeping at all.

– She stays up late while the home is quiet to have some time of peace with Him.
– Words befall her, she speaks (mostly in righteousness) and no one listens, she listens but does not Hear.
– She talks through pictures, cartoons, emoticons but no one Sees the hurt and pain she’s suffering inside. I speak back with pictures of purpose, watch closely sometimes when we say nothing at all, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’
– She bakes her bread and deep inside, she silently questions what is Truth.
grandma hands – Sweet pink hearts and smilies end every sentence, but there’s more to what’s on the inside, so much more she doesn’t reveal.
– She’s strong as a lion but pain and suffering flood her almost every minute of every day.
– She nurses the sick and is strong and bold on the outside, but inside she cries for what is to come.
– Her days are long, filled with children, fathers, mothers, neighbours; a mighty prayer warrior is
– She’s from another culture, another time, another understanding of what a woman is to be.

Who are these women. They are the women of my daily life. Strong and Bold through it all for everyone else but often leaving themselves to be wrought in pain and suffering, in fear and anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and out-voted. Through Yeshua’s mighty work, I’m here for you. You need not suffer in silence or in pictures any longer.

nancy sig  in purple with design credit

   Sep 28

More Than A Conqueror

I remember many years ago when I went to Sunday church, faithfully, several times every week, yet my private life was pathetic. I was in my late 20’s, I really loved my Abba and was a born-again believer, but I wasn’t experiencing victory over the problems in my life so that I could really live for Him and be able to help people again.

I was asked recently what I thought it means to be, ‘more than a conqueror’. As I have grown in my personal relationship with God and spent time studying the Word, I thought I should understand what it means to be more than a conqueror and how would I get there.

After some searching in the Bible, specifically these verses:

Romans 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of Elohim, which is in the Messiah our Master.

From what I’ve read and in my studies and discussions on having a circumcised heart I believe I have uncovered what this phrase means. I realize that to be more than a conqueror means that before you ever have a problem, you already know that whatever troubles comes your way, you can overcome them through God. You live with confidence that your Abba loves you no matter what and He will never leave you nor forsake you. And when you have this kind of relationship with God, you aren’t constantly afraid of bad news or of things that may happen that aren’t in the plan. When the unexpected happens or you’re disappointed, you won’t be devastated by it. Nothing is a shock for you or a huge surprise to you.

When you get a revelation of who you are in God, you know that with Him on the inside of you, there is nothing that can happen that’s more than you are because there’s nothing that’s too much for Him!

1 John 4:4-7 says, 4  Ye are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5  They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6  We are of Elohim: he that knoweth Elohim heareth us; he that is not of Elohim heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of Elohim; and every one that loveth is born of Elohim, and knoweth Elohim.

It’s so important for us to get this truth deeply embedded in your heart and see yourself as more than a conqueror through God. If not, then Satan will frustrate and confuse you and keep you from victory. And all the enemy wants to do is kill, steal and destroy what God wants us to have. He wants to diminish you – make you small-minded and small in spirit so you’ll live a small, frustrated life.

John 10:9-15,  9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture 10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

But we don’t have to live that way. So as we spend time with Abba in prayer and studying the Bible, we can access the wisdom and strength we need to make right choices and behave right. It doesn’t happen all at once or overnight, but you will make progress every day that we seek to see our Spirit in this way.

I really want people to understand this revelation of who you are in God. As a born-again believer so you won’t be frustrated or discouraged or feel like you’re always under attack and just trying to get through the day. Abba has more for us than that! When you make a mistake or have a past of degradation (disrespect) that whispers to you or someone says to you, “You’re not good enough,” you don’t have to take on the guilt and condemnation that he wants to put on you.

I encourage you to learn who your Abba really is. Seek to find a deeper understanding of His character and His heart for you. Know that He loves you unconditionally. He is good. He wants to bless you and help you. When we know this truth, we don’t have to be tormented by doubts about whether He cares or whether He will take care of us. In this verse he gives us this promise:

2 John 1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Whatever your situation is today, your Abba knows about it. He sees you and hears the cry of your heart. And when you will give Him your problems and do what He tells you to do, you will know His overcoming love, grace and power and be more than a conqueror.


   Sep 25

Watch This and See, Who Are You?

Call a girl pretty a million times and she’ll forget. Call a girl ugly once and she’ll remember it for the rest of her life. It’s too bad. What is amazing is that we all need to learn to believe in ourselves first and then rise up and say “I Am Enough”.

How many people look in the mirror every morning and feel inadequate and just ugly? These ladies didn’t know what to expect at first but then they realized the mirror started talking to them. It also showed them personalized messages from their families and friends reassuring them just how appreciated they are.

Watch their reactions as the scene unfolds below:

gold mirror
What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

   Aug 28

Something So Exquisite

Remember when you found something so exquisite, so wonderful, that you weren’t sure that it could exist and just ‘be’ because something that good has no business being, well, That Good…? Yes, think of whatever it was or is for you.

This is what the Spirit of Torah is to me. Finding and seeing the Spirit in such a delicate revealing within the life stories in Torah has fully transformed my passionate love of the Good Book, and He who authored this Love Letter we call the Bible. 

For instance, Moses’ little woven basket in which he floated on the water, was coated Inside and Out, with pitch or tar or bitumen. It symbolizes Atonement, and I can understand being on the Outside of the basket to waterproof it, but Inside? 

Atonement, heartfelt Change, humble obedience, is meant to be our outward behaviour of course, but also and equally important it is supposed to be IN us where motivation and discipline and maturity Begin. Inside us is where Atonement makes the great difference. Inside us is where No One other than our Father can/will ever see… and There, is where a true Spirit obedient person chooses to Make The Change for the betterment of themselves and every person they encounter.

This is where Spirit Life begins and lives….. firstly loving my Abba with heart, soul, mind, strength all IN me, and then moving outward to hands, feet, voice, eyes, compassionately loving each person I encounter for any reason, for any length of time. 

Atonement changes my whole attitude, starting Inside… where His Mercy Seat lives and breathes.

By: Peter Friesen


   Aug 28

Pressing on?

We tend to press on in terms of managing behavior, rather than renewing our mind and receiving a new heart, which naturally changes behavior.

Many have tried to forget “what lies behind” (Philippians 3:13) by ignoring the past rather than by letting the Holy Spirit search the innermost parts of the heart in order to allow Yeshua to put deeply ingrained attitudes behind us through the tree He died on for us.

They have attempted to put aside the old self with its practices of anger, wrath, malice and slander, as if these were only external expressions, whereas Yeshua called the Pharisees (and us) to “clean the INSIDE of the cup” (Matthew 23:36).


   Aug 28

Taking Every Thought Captive

This is sort of a repost but it was first posted on Facebook.


Have you ever had someone accuse you of something that was not true?

Have you ever accused yourself of something that was not true?

Either way, whether from you or another, any false argument launched against you can turn into a stronghold in your mind that will spiritually debilitate you.

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

We all are susceptible to false arguments that control our minds.

There are recurring thought patterns, if left unchecked, will become the dominating argument of a person’s mind, to the point where they become what the argument says they are.

An Example: Madison

Madison was such a person. She was bound by fear. Some call it insecurity. That is a fair term. She was an insecure young woman who was preoccupied by the arguments that swirled around in her head.

The controlling opinion of man was a stronghold that seemingly could not be broken. Even though she knew God’s opinion of her, as understood through the Gospel, should be the dominating opinion of her mind, it was not.
She had learned early in life that performing for others was the way to be accepted. Her daddy taught her this by his passive parenting model and in the brief moments when he did say something, it was generally discouraging.

This helped to shape her as a people-pleaser. She was motivated to not disappoint others and incur their displeasure. She became all things to all people with the hope of being accepted.

In time, she became what others expected her to be. Though her early years with Christ were met with excitement, eventually the old argument came back. The stronghold was never broken.

She never learned how to take every thought captive.

She learned how to be saved, which she was, but she never learned how to grow into a new creation. Her former manner of life, which was corrupt through her deceptive desires to be liked, still had control of her mind.

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds. (Ephesians 4:22-23)

She was still living the way she always lived and had not learned how to renew her mind according to true right living and true holiness.

She was what I call an unbelieving believer–a Christian who still lives according to an un-Christian quality of life.

And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:24)

It’s a spiritual warfare

Madison was in a warfare of the mind.

It was her mind that was under attack. According to Paul, this was more than just a human, living in a human body, being attacked by the negativity of other humans.

Though that was true, it was more than that. We live in a spiritual world where there are real demonic forces who are out to destroy the knowledge of Christ that resides in us.

The evil spiritual world cannot utterly destroy us because Satan is not God’s evil equal. But there are demonic forces who would enjoy nothing more than to derail a child of God from making God’s name great in this world.

Paul called this a spiritual warfare in this passage. He tended to view his Christian life as a life of spiritual warfare. Knowing where the main battle comes from is huge when you go to war.

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. (2 Corinthians 10:3)

Do you know you are in spiritual warfare?

Do you know there is a relentless spiritual battle happening in this world and you’re part of it? You’re not a sideline reporter, but an active participant.

And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your hand. Only against him do not stretch out your hand.” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD. (Job 1:12)

What Paul teaches us in 1 Corinthians 10 is not new. Spiritual warfare has been going on since Adam and Eve took their first bite of disobedience. The Devil tried to knock them off and he succeeded to a degree. He and his are trying to circumvent the work of God in your life too.

Do you know you have weapons to fight these spiritual battles—weapons that are divinely empowered? Do you know these weapons are designed with the power to destroy the strongholds in your mind?

Madison did not know this. One of the tricks of the evil ones is to disorient and deceive you. This is what Satan did to Eve. This is what was happening to Madison. She had bought the lie.

She believed there was something wrong with her.

Owning her faith and living as a new creation in Christ were nice theological words that had no effect on her life.

She was so wrapped up in her own fear, she did not know how to live in the freedom and good of God’s Gospel.

What is a stronghold?

The forces that are against you in the spirit world are no different than the forces that are against you in the physical world, in that they both desire the same thing—to take your mind captive.

The real question is how are you going to respond and fight against the forces that are against you, regardless of what the forces are. You have the power resident within you to fight against the strongholds that seek to take your mind captive.

These weapons of warfare are the divinely empowered truths of the Gospel. The real deal for you is whether you will use these weapons to destroy the strongholds—arguments and arrogant opinions raised up against God as revealed in Christ.

A stronghold is an argument you believe that contradicts the person and power of Christ.

A stronghold is a thought fortress of arguments that take you captive and hold you as a prisoner. These fortresses are designed to negate the person of Christ and His power (the Gospel) in your life.

Madison had bought the lie of insecurity or fear of man (Proverbs 29:25).

Her fear ensnared her to a life of bondage, as manifested through people-pleasing, peer-pressure,

and worry and anxiety about what others thought about her.

She was overly focused about nearly everything regarding herself. She second-guessed her thoughts, questions, and comments. She doubted her choices and actions. She anxiously controlled how she looked in public and what she wore.

Satanic forces could not destroy her soul, but they could influence her mind until her usefulness in making God’s name great was marginalized. Taking every evil argument captive and making it bow to the name of Yeshua was an illusionary theological pipe dream.

What sinful thought fortresses are in your head?

God is truth and His purpose for coming to this world was to transform us so we could walk in His truth. The Devil’s job is to disrupt the truth God provides and motivate us to believe a lie. He hopes to set up deceitful strongholds in our minds.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (3 John 4)

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. (John 16:13)

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. (John 17:17)

What lies keep the Gospel from dominating your thought life?

What strongholds have been setup in your mind, that hinder the sanctifying work of God in your life?

What sinful thought fortresses reside in your head?

  1. Lies you tell yourself: I have to be perfect. I must be happy. I need people to agree with me. I can’t shake my past. I deserve better than this.
  2. Lies the world tells you: You must be true to yourself. You are number one. I’m only human; everybody does this.
  3. Lies you say in your marriage: It’s your fault. If I had not married you… You make me so mad. Why can’t you be like so and so? I wish I was like so and so.
  4. Lies that distort the Gospel: I must earn God’s love. God won’t protect me. God does not love me. I can do what I want and God will forgive me. If I were more spiritual I would not struggle like this. God will bless me if I obeyed.
  5. Lies from the questions we ask: Does God really hear me? Does God really love me? Has God abandoned me? Why does God not stop the pain?

When these types of thought-fortress-lies continue to roll around in your head, they will take your mind captive and will move you out of line with the Gospel. This will ultimately reduce Yeshua to become less than what He should be and the Spirit’s power in your life will be reduced to less than what it can be.

Fighting the fight with God’s truth

It is essential you arm yourself with God’s truth to overcome. You cannot arm yourself with fleshly weapons. If you do, you may feel as though you have won the battle, but you have not. Or, you will win a particular battle, but lose the ultimate war for your mind.

Fleshly weapons come from your own strength. Here are a few that are commonly used to fight some of the lies listed above: adultery, porn, alcohol, anger, medication, compulsive shopping, unforgiveness, bitterness, and gossip.

There are plenty more. Anything that is sinful is a fleshly weapon enlisted to fight a spiritual battle. None of them will work. They will further enslave you while creating more dysfunction in your relationships.

Spiritual warfare looks different. Spiritual warfare is contextualized in the Gospel. The Gospel is the person and the work of Yeshua on your behalf. He is the one you need for this battle.

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” (Genesis 3:15).

1. Lies you tell yourself–I have to be perfect.

You do not have to be perfect. In fact, if you try to be perfect, you are rejecting the righteousness of Christ, choosing to hold up your own righteousness as the answer. Not accepting Christ’s righteousness is another Gospel—your own gospel of self-atonement. Not admitting the truth of your imperfection makes you a liar (1 John 1:8).

2. Lies the world tells you–You must be true to yourself.

You must be true to Christ. He is the one you live for, not for yourself. Living for yourself is the lie of the world, a self-centered, anti-Christ way of thinking. You are to die to yourself and fully trust another who knows better than you do.

3. Lies you say in your marriage–It’s your fault/I deserve better.

You will never be happy if things always go your way. You will implode through your continual imbibing of self-centeredness. You’re called to be content as you learn how to be sufficient through Christ rather than your fleshly desires (Philippians 4:11-13).

4. Lies that distort the Gospel–I must earn God’s love/God won’t protect me.

The Messiah died for you on the cross. He, who was in the form of God, took on the form of a servant to rescue you. There is no greater love than a man who will lay down his life for another. (Read Philippians 2:5-11; Romans 5:6-9; John 15:13)

5. Lies from the questions we ask–Does God really hear me?

The answer is similar to what you just read in #4, plus a true understanding of a theology of suffering. We are called to suffer, but if you equate suffering to God distancing Himself from you, then you don’t understand God the way you should (1 Peter 2:18-25).

Madison’s battles were not primarily against the people in her world. Sure, her daddy did her a raw deal. She’s had some other bad things happen to her–caused by others.

Her battles go much deeper than what has been done to her by other humans. She is in a spiritual battle with the evil influences in this evil world. When Satan tempted Christ there would not have been a temptation if Satan could not have come through with what he was offering.

The way we are tempted is when our desires are influenced by Satan and the temptation is real because he can give us our evil desires. This is John’s definition of worldliness in 1 John 2:15-16. It’s our desires that are influenced by evil forces to love things in this world.

When your desires cooperate with evil influences, you can rest assured a stronghold will be setup in your mind. When those lies take your brain captive, then your body will follow suit.

When most of your life is immersed in the things of this world and its influences, then you will be influenced, controlled, and captured by the things of this world–and that warfare will be in your mind.

A Gospel informed mind can easily take renegade thoughts captive to obey Him.

Take the battle in you seriously because your enemy takes it seriously.

We should be influenced by the Spirit to desire the things of God.

These are my old conference notes, put in narrative format in 2012.

by Rick Thomas

   Mar 17

Fake It or Walk In Faith?

I have spent years of my life in depression. I always thought and called it, “fake it till you make it”. One day I committed myself to make myself get up in the mornings and get through work and get through my college classes and then to my other jobs. This was hard!!! I worked one full-time job, went to classes and at night I worked a part-time job and another part-time job on the weekends. Between classes I would go to the Blood Center a few blocks away and donate plasma, I wanted to help others but it also came with a cash payout. On a weekly basis I could make around $45/weekly for plasma and that was my gas money or food or clothes for Kelsey. After a while I got tired of this and it became very hard to always be motivated to do all these things. Those things are just routine things, I also had a small child with Autism, a divorce and custody battles every time I turned around. Well, the “fake it till you make it” didn’t last long, it got me through a few days.

One day I realized that I had to buck up or shut up, Stand tall and do whatever I could or don’t stand at all. I always believed in God and I knew that He was watching over me. I would go to the Tuesday services on Campus and to a Wednesday night Bible study sporadically. I really was at a point in my life that I felt like I was doing all I could do, I mean, “:my god, my god, why has thou forsaken me” was continually running through my mind. I stopped asking why and just kept going, kept working through each day and taking one day at a time. I was feeling pretty beaten down but I kept pushing and pushing and eventually, my faking it to get through each day became a reality and I was making it through and actually looked forward to starting the day. I got up and before my feet hit the floor I prayed and thanked God for a new day, for being alive, for helping me go through college and for having three jobs, more than anything for having my girls.

One day, a woman I worked with said to me, “Nancy, you must live a very lonely existence” and I looked at her and said, “No I don’t, not anymore because I have my daughter, I have a home that I run and upkeep on my own, I am getting a great education, I have jobs that I love and I have a God that loves me and walks with me everyday and through all that Kelsey and I have gone through”. I think my response took her by surprise. At the time, I really believed her to be incorrect, she had only known me for a few weeks and was making this assumption about me. Years later I admitted to myself that she was probably right but I couldn’t allow myself to own those words, I couldn’t allow myself to fall back into self-pity. I was lonely, I missed my dad and I missed my mom and my sisters, my brothers, I was so lonely it was overwhelming to think about it. It hurt like hell, some days I didn’t know if I could breathe through it or not.

I had friends back then that only wanted to use me and I let them, I wanted so badly for someone to need me, I wanted people to Love me and they loved me, until I couldn’t do for them anymore, more until I realized that what they offered me wasn’t friendship at all. I stuck by them for about 4 years and finally realized that what I had in me, was enough for me and I could live without someone always needing me to do this or do that or bring me this, bring me that…after that long it kinda got old. Now I have friends that love me for Me, for what I have to offer not matter how small it is. I have friends that are like family to me and I love them all dearly. Friends who will meet me where I am and help me by praying for me and if they need me for anything, I’m there because I love them and Yahshua says that we are to love one another and I don’t need to be needed, I only need Him.

After some discussion tonight, I realize that my definition of ‘fake it till you make it’ was truly my walking in Faith, working out my Salvation in fear and trembling. Through all I went through I always knew Yah/God was there for me, I didn’t know how to find Him, I wasn’t sure I was doing all I was supposed to be doing but I know I had a measure of faith that kept me going. During the times I accused Him of not being there for me, I was wrong, for it was I that abandoned Him, He never abandoned me.

Don’t fall into ‘faking it’ because that’s deceiving yourself and misrepresenting who you are to others. Yah wants us to walk in Faith and in fear (respect for Him) and trembling (always seeking Him for comfort). He wants us to be David and fight Goliath with the 5 Stones (Torah – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) and kill your Goliath with only one book…Leviticus.

   Mar 17

Changing Our Thoughts

changing your thoughtsI like this picture a lot but wanted to add a few thoughts of my own to it:
Before you speak to someone, especially if you’re upset or angry, think about your words. Your thoughts and your words are YOURS, no one else can own them. No one else SHOULD OWN them, herein lies My problem.

Whatever you say out of your mouth, or type, to someone else are Your words and thoughts. By releasing those things you are projecting thoughts of Your OWN Self onto others. If many of us knew these things, we might stop those thoughts and words from becoming real and if take the time to examine those thoughts then we can work on Who We Are and avoid that ‘stinkin’ thinkin’ as Henry Wright calls it!

You can read this and know that it is all based on the what the Bible teaches about having a circumcised heart.

True love requires Knowledge, Wisdom, Depth of Discernment and Loving others as Yahshua loves us. In reading this article on our speech being flavoured as salt, there are a number of scriptural help with verses that might help one out.

   Mar 16

War-torn Living

Today (not literally this day) we sit and watch the news stories of war’s shattered children groaning, their cries mingling throughout dinner conversations. We hear the different religious denominations ripping each other apart in word and deed. They rail and plot their destiny.

I hear the commentators and the teachers ‘explain’ the world’s problems —and they blatantly contradict each other. I watch as several friends journeys, with their health, drifts off into a world of despair, finding no wholeness, no health, no meaning.

So much of our experience echoes Scripture as in this verse in Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Is there a way to life?
Is there a way to joy, peace, wholeness, health, direction and purpose?
Surely there is and here and many other places too there are:

“As for Elohim his way is perfect: the word of Him is true.” 2 Samuel 22:31.

This is a fresh, new and life-giving way that the Messiah opened up for us…to allow us to be in the Holy presence of Yah/God.
We can read in:

John 14:6 “Yeshua told Thomas: I am the Way–Yes, I am the Truth and the Life. No man can get to the Father except through me.”

   Mar 10

Wash Your Feet

I started thinking about the significance of washing the feet, not in bathing but in being set-apart. I have friends that do this on a regular basis and I’ve never even heard of it until 2012 when my family and I went to a Family Camp around the week of Passover and a footwashing was done.

I started looking up scripture references and found these verses:

Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bring good tidings, that publish peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy Elohim reigns,” Isaiah 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when Yahweh shall bring again Zion.”

Well, I wasn’t satisfied with those verses and wanted to know more and if this is something that is commanded. I started looking for more verses, I went through Exodus and found that Moses and Aaron were told three times to wash their feet and that told me that my thoughts were correct. Anytime something in the Bible is confirmed three times, it’s something we definitely should pay attention to (that’s what I mean by commanded).


I read some verses in Kings about girdles and loins and feet but couldn’t make any sense of it and skipped over it. I contacted a brother/friend for some help. I have thought, rather indirectly, that the washing of feet is very important and while I didn’t have any experience with it or knowledge of it, it was always something I wanted, longed, to understand. After much talking and studying and going back and forth here is what my friend showed me. It turns out the key verse is in 1 Kings 2:5 which was really hard for me. Here is that verse:

1 Kings 2:5  Moreover, thou knows also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet. (version: Word of Yahweh). In this verse it says “whom he slew and shed the blood of war in peace and and put the blood of war upon his girdle”.

This is talking about using our words to “murder with the tongue” and “slaughter” the girdle about his loins is the same as in:

John 13:4 “He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself”. The towel mentioned represents Truth and it’s in Ephesians 6:14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”

This is how we went from repeated “washing of the feet” to being a command to the blood of ‘war’ being in conflict with people.  The murder of the tongue/words, attitudes, gossip, lies, morals, etc.

“People kill people daily and often, by how they treat others. Then they want to bring/speak ‘good news’ but the blood of ‘war’ taints everything they say or do. The words we use don’t just hurt, they slaughter and they murder and that is the “blood of war.”

In the end, I remembered this verse:

Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

Keep your feet washed, in the name of Yeshua and in the name of spreading the ‘good news’.

   Mar 10

Our Family Mission

If my family ever needed a Mission Statement/Purpose, this is it.

Isaiah 58:1-14

1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their Elohim: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to Elohim.

3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou see not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh?

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou sees the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the honor of Yahweh shall be thy rear guard.

9 Then shalt thou call, and Yahweh shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:

11 And Yahweh shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of Yahweh, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in Yahweh; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of Yahweh hath spoken it.

   Nov 25

A Moment With Him

Sometimes I know that we just need a moment with Him!
I mean in your mind.
Steal away and reflect over recent days or weeks.
Maybe even to some of the verses we learned as children.
A couple of them come to my mind right now.
Psalm 119:11 — “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” It is true that the more of God’s Word we have within us (hidden there), the less we will sin! This text alone could keep us out of trouble.
And here is a perfect example from Proverbs 15:1 — “A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
When we were children didn’t we also learn Proverbs 3:5-6? “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
Be careful with your words … your responses. In the language of today we might say, Words that are spoken too quickly and without thought could hurt yourself or someone else. Think before speaking! Every thought we have does not have to be spoken out loud or expressed!  

Our speech should be as grace.

I have a very dependent relationship with my Saviour! God’s Word tells me I should and it’s the only thing that works for me! Psychology today will tell you NOT to depend so much on others . You are “your own master.” You can make your own destiny. This is foolish! That is an example of today’s “humanism.”
I like the idea of having a God Who loves me and cares about me. He knows me even better than I know myself. He created me.
Jeremiah 32:27 says … “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”
Another of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 33:3 — “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knows not.”
I believe my life is in good Hands when I place myself under His Control!
How about you?
Let go and let God have His wonderful Way in your life.

   Nov 24

Confessing To The World

It takes a strong person to admit their faults and a stronger one to let the world know. That’s a nice gesture but we don’t have to admit our faults and flaws to the World. Our Father is the only one we need to be accountable to. If I have wronged a person then I confess to that person, if it’s possible to do that.
The world only needs to see that we are different and have peace in our lives so that they are open to and are hungry with desire to have that for their lives. Many may show this verse to speak against what I have written:

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16.


“I had always taken this verse to support sharing my weaknesses and faults with one another for accountability, but do you see that different in light of what you posted above?”


For accountability is not the same as it would be for healing, which is what the verse is speaking of.


The strongest person must go a step further and make an internal change for Yeshua, to walk in His Torah…it’s about relationship with Him, not with the world.
The best way to have relationship with Him and become close with Him is to study Him throughout the Word, pray always – never ceasing, a person doesn’t have to be on their knees to pray, talk to Him…on your knees or with your face in the ground simply means to be humbled enough to give yourself to Him. Think about it, if we are always to be on bended knee or face down on the ground, how will we ever go out and teach His Word and what it means. He is in the same steps you are.
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