“Treasure out of Darkness”

We all have seasons of darkness, depression, sadness, being forlorn…

We find our way when we get quiet before the Lord.  Put away the Ipad, the cell, the laptop, the pc.  Pick up your favorite book, even if its not the Bible.  GET FOCUSED.  You will find the answers you need in the QUIET.

For about 2 months, I have been in a super dark place after many disappointments.  The Ipad is my ‘g’od.  Truly, if we are honest, we can all say, the Ipad, laptop and so forth are our ‘g’od.

I am finally dumping the Ipad, (save an hour or up to 90 total minutes on it to catch up on emails, facebook, etc.)  I felt God saying to my heart: “Will you serve me by letting go of that Ipad?”  The first day, I was still out of sorts… but the second day, I felt more free.  I have a ways to go…

I believe that in the DARKNESS, not ‘lightness’, God will reveal that which is hurting and hindering you.  Because when we are hurt:  not at peace and in turmoil, it is a darker place, spiritually and mentally.  God wants to bring you freedom and joy in your spirit in this dark world, people.  HE DOES.

DITCH THE DIGITAL! 

Isaiah 45:  “I will go before you and level the mountains; I will break down the gates of bronze and cut through the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hidden riches of secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by name. For the sake of Jacob My servant and Israel My chosen one, I call you by name; I have given you a title of honor.

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This digital art I created today… There she is, in the dark and cold, in her mourning..she finds her ‘red balloon’ (my own personal ‘signature’ for Gods spirit in art 😉  At any rate, in the dark…cold season….She sees the light of Gods answers to all of herproblems.  That is the message from me to you.

Love, ♥

TMJ

A Lamp Unto My Feet, A Light Unto My Path

A Lamp Unto My Feet, A Light Unto My Path

 

My husband and I moved to Arizona to be near family.  Initially, my husband wanted to go to Florida to be near the coral wreaths.  He loves fish.  But, my husband is a ‘happy-go-lucky’ type man.  He is happy anywhere as long as he feels a little financial secure.  He suffered many setbacks as a younger man, losing over a million in the stock crash of August 31, 1998 when the DOW dropped 551 points.  He was passed over in his job position many times when he should have been promoted.  Dave is a genius. They all knew it at his corporation but jealousy is always a factor in the mix.  He’s just super smart.  BUT, he is super nice and ‘nice guys finish last’ in this lousy world.

I urged my husband to move to Arizona and here we have been, in the desert for 10 years because I HAD to be near my family.. Although it is bright with sun in this desert, ….its really dark…. spiritually…. in my opinion..I should have followed David’s urge to be in the South..A woman should let her husband lead the way, ‘happy-go-lucky’ or not.  I was wrong.

To the gist:  “Lamp to our feet is small”

Why would the Psalmist say such a thing? Psalms 119: 105 – Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  Why?  Because we live in a dark world, filled with lies, confusion, corruption, evil politicians, terrible leadership, money hungry morons, child molesters, rapists, feminists, militant gays and so forth.  Its DARK out there.

A lamp to your feet would be a small lamp because we would not be able to carry large ones since we are held in our flesh by roughly 5 to 6 feet in height.  So, the lamp is small.  Why would you need a ‘lamp to your feet?’  We already have the sun!  Its so dark and cruel in this world, we just have NO clue how dark it really is.  Its not ‘nice’, it is not a ‘wonderful world’… That song is a lie.  The only thing really wonderful about life is babies, youth, flowers and animals.  Life is filled with many disappointments.. Its how we HANDLE this life is what matters.  How we react to the situations around us with that small light.

God puts a lamp to our feet…and it is a SMALL lamp.

In the NT, Jesus says that ‘if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can move mountains’.  God isnt into the ‘big’ lights.  He is into small.  Smaller is harder because it requires trust.  And, NOBODY really ‘trusts’ God.  We just don’t.  We don’t have the mental capacity to trust anything we can’t see.  We’re trapped in this body.

The word shows you the WAY TO GO.  It shows you, not always how to get there but how to walk thru the muck and mire of life’s disappointments.  The word is a small light in this world of darkness.  Not a big light.  But, it CAN get bigger the more you look to God.

Think of yourself hunched over with that small light.  Envision yourself walking with that small light in the dark.  You now see how you can’t walk fast?  You have to feel around you? That’s life if you believe.  Don’t do this ‘fast’.  Be careful around people and situations…’feel your way’.  See?  The word of God is our ONLY brightness.

I hope you envisioned what I am saying because I can’t write more now. Lol.

Ciao!

 

Tribute To The American Flag (via My Blog)

I thought this was the best tribute 🙂

Tribute To The American Flag I am the Flag Howard Schnauber I am the flag of the United States of America. My name is Old Glory. I fly atop the world's tallest buildings. I stand watch in America's halls of justice. I fly majestically over institutions of learning. I stand guard with power in the world. Look up … and see me. I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice. I stand for freedom. I am confident. I am arrogant. I am proud. When I am flown with my fellow banners, m … Read More

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There is REAL HOPE for all of you that didnt vote for OBAMA..

Picture yourself as a child again--carefree

Picture yourself as a child again--carefree

  We can look to nature now, and be near our families.. We can gather together with people of a like-mind, as we never did before.  We can embrace the storm that is coming, by exorting each-other, in life, on the internet, emails, real mail. 

 

 

  It is past time that Americans that love each-other get CLOSER than ever, because with a terrible, wicked, EVIL man in charge- people- we are ALL we have now.  We cant trust the govt., we can only trust each-other. 

  Block parties, birthday parties, singing, BBQ- folks, IF we were going to revolt, we should have done this LONG ago.  So, now is the time to BUILD each-other UP!  It will get worse, we MUST rely on EACH OTHER in GOOD kindly brotherly love.  It is time again for Americans to LOVE their neighbor, and embrace each-other.  See my pictures on nature and animals, and KNOW that I LOVE YOU ALL that HATE what is happening now 😦 We will CRY together.

Nice...breathe the air..

Nice...breathe the air..

 

Picture youself walking with God on the Horizon..

Picture youself walking with God on the Horizon..

 

Stop...smell the flowers :)

Stop...smell the flowers 🙂

 

go and LOOK at how wonderful god is, in nature with animals :)

go and LOOK at how wonderful god is, in nature with animals 🙂

 

Take a picture of a baby and enjoy the MIRACLE of LIFE.

Take a picture of a baby and enjoy the MIRACLE of LIFE.