Calling Out to My Praying Friends

Hello dear friends!  September was a busy month for many reasons, some good and some bad.

In  addition to dad, Shawna and Blaine having their birthdays; Sara gave birth to her first child, Sebastian Lee, weighting 7# 1oz, 19″ long, on Sept. 17th.  She and her fiance are thrilled with their little cutie pie:



That was the good news!

A week or so after that we found out that Mark’s dad has a fast growing cancer in his throat.  Specifically, in the lymphnoid just below his esophygas which feeds all the others below it.

I am asking everyone to say a pray for him, please. 

The first of October I lost my best friend, Penny!!  Those of you who have been with me for a while know who she is and just how much I loved her.  It was a total shock and I am still processing  it.  The grief has been overwhelming to me.  I am praying that if God intends to take Al from us too that he waits for a minute or two so I can get my breath.

When things like this happen, always ask God what it is that He is preparing me for that requires me to be so strong?  With everything happening in the world right now I’m not sure I want to know the answer to that question, but that’s a discussion for later on.

Please keep us in your prayers!
Love and blessings to you all!

Heart of Grief


The Giant Mocks Us

Originally posted on Brokenbelievers ♥:

Painting by Peter Paul Rubens, c. 1616

From 1 Samuel 17

Young David stood and looked at Goliath face-to-face.  Physically there was hardly a comparison.  Goliath was almost 10 feet tall, a warrior since birth, armed to the teeth, we read of his armor–he was like a human tank.  David was nothing,  a pesky boy, nothing more.  Goliath preened and strutted into the field of battle, and David was stepping up for his first try.

Goliath begins to blaspheme.  He boasts and mocks.  In his mind he is superior.  His arrogance knows no bounds.  The center of the universe is the Philistine army, and he is their champion.  Nothing can compare, the glory is his.

“As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.  Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank…

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“Oh dear God, are you kidding me?!” I yelled to Noone


My mother sent me an email containing the following statements, which at first I thought must be a hoax but Mark later told me it’s true.  Am I really the only one who hasn’t  heard of this?

“How would you feel if you
drove  into a town here in the United States and
found that many  of the street signs were in
Arabic only with no English?

Then you look around and discover that many of
the signs on the  businesses were also in Arabic.

Not possible you say? Think again!   Welcome to
Dearborn,  Michigan.

Steve Tarani, author and speaker recounts what
he saw when he rode with a member of the
Detroit  Metro SWAT Police as they drove
around Detroit and into Dearborn:

“The street signs suddenly went from
English to Arabic. There wasn’t a single English word on
any  shop or any street sign.

And in fact, these little yellow
signs  were posted all along the edges. Jeremy
said to me, ‘this is it. We don’t go past this line.’ And I
said to Jeremy, ‘what do you  mean?  You guys are
Detroit Metro. You’re the SWAT team. You can
go anywhere you want. What if you get a call over there?’

He said, ‘this is it, it’s hazardous for our team if we go past
this  line.  I have seen it with my own eyes, witnessed it in the backseat of a car and it is for real.’

‘No-go zones exist in the United States.  Dearborn, Michigan is not the only  place that these settlements exist.  They are spread out over the  country in various cities. There’s an estimate of over 5,000 known terrorist cells in the United States.’

‘However our most persistent and significant threat right now, to us here today this morning, is the homegrown violent extremists.’

Some people try to discount Tarani’s account but I’ve seen too many reports that have come out of  Dearborn that would tend to support his account of the Muslim takeover of the American city.

Christians have been only attacked by Muslims without prosecution. They’ve also been told to stay away from the city’s Islamic festival and even banned from talking to people on the public streets outside the  festival.

The  Muslim influence is so strong in Dearborn that the high schools hold girls only proms because Muslim girls are not allowed to socialize or dance with boys.
These proms are religious based and no one has said anything about a violation of church and  state or tried to stop them.

Christian students are banned from having Christmas parties, prayer meetings or Baccalaureate services, but Muslims are allowed to pray in school and hold  Islamic proms.

You have to ask why organizations like the ACLU,  American Atheists, Freedom From Religion Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State remain silent about what is happening in Dearborn schools.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee is fast becoming a second Muslim controlled city like Dearborn and there are others on the way.

I have friends in the United Kingdom who have told me of how Muslims have taken over entire cities and areas in their country. What they tell me is that it all started with cities like Dearborn and Murfreesboro and just continues to spread.

One of my friends compared Islam in England to a cancer that continues to spread and contaminate everything it encounters. In time it will spread to the
point that the country dies from it and becomes the home of a religion that teaches hate, bloodshed and sharia law.

Like a cancer, the only way to save the nation is to stop the spread of the  religion of terrorism. Then he told me that in our modern sophisticated world full of freedoms and rights that it’s impossible to stop the spread of Islam without igniting a  worldwide religious war.

Now  realize that Barack Hussein Obama has been actively inviting  Muslims to come to the US.

He is also advocating opening our doors to up to 7 million Syrian Muslim refugees and there is no telling how many terrorists ware hiding among them.

That would be like trying to cure a patient by injecting him  with massive doses of cancer cells.

I  have to honestly say that the future of America is not looking very bright and to be honest, I don’t know what to do to change it other than make others aware of it and encourage everyone to  get on their knees and pray for Christian revival.~”

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children
in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”    Ronald  Reagan

I don’t know about anybody else but this ignites such a rage in my spirit that I am beside myself.  Not since when I escaped my abuser have I felt it boil over so uncontrollably.  At the same time my blood runs cold, sending a shiver of dread down my spine.   I would have bet you a million dollars when I was growing up that nothing could ever make me say that I was ashamed of my country or president!

Today I must say, to be perfectly honest, I don’t think you could pay me a million dollars to say that I believe anything this president or his administration says or does!  From the very first day that he disrespected Israel and President Benjamin Netanyahu I felt a dark shadow of foreboding pass over my soul and I was disgusted beyond belief.

With each step away from God and our Christian values that this country, as a whole, has taken, that disgust has grown and festered, becoming a deeper, fuller loathing for what we have become as a nation.

No longer are we the symbol of democracy, liberty, morality, justice, Christianity, or defenders of freedom for the world.  That once bright beacon has become but a candle light blowing in the wind.  Our image deliberately tarnished, military weakened beyond all comprehension; civilian unity twisted and turned inside out to the level of dissention tantamount to the Civil War times;  suspicion and distrust sown country wide to stop any hope for unification; murder, genocide, mutilation of our future generation has been condoned and financially supported by the very ones who were entrusted to protect them; the atrocities go on and on.  It makes me sick to my stomach, ashamed right down to my soul and carrying a spiritual rage that I need to find a direction for or I think that I might go insane.  Is that what’s called “holy anger”?

I sound like a ranting maniac, don’t I?  Believe me, I’ve raked myself over the coals every which way but loose just trying to figure out if I’ve been bitten by the wild conspiracy bug, which has poisoned my mind to reason and already driven me quite mad!  Just kidding, I’m slightly exaggerating there but you get my drift.

I really don’t think that I’m literally going crazy.  Sometimes I think that maybe my previous encounter with heaven has left me with a type of spiritual awareness, maybe, and I can see/feel the underlying evil workings going on.

Let me give you a very simplified example of what I mean:
Sara and I were watching the movie “Easy A” the other night.  As it was reaching the middle to latter part of the movie I realized that I had become irritated by something.  It hit me like a brick between the eyes when I took a minute of pause and thought a little harder about it.  I pointed it out to Sara and she said it occurred to her as well at another section.  We agreed that every blatantly disrespectful phrase or cuss word had been edited out but every “God damn or Jesus Christ” originally scripted still remained.  I can’t point my finger at this entity or that saying they are the ones conspiring to do this but I can say that there is an underlying evil influencing those that be to accomplish their goal of separating God from His children.

I know that I have thrown a lot out there for you to consider but I would be most appreciative of hearing your thoughts about it.  I had to quit reading a lot of posts on Facebook dealing with these subjects because I was getting so angry and disgruntled that I wanted to go postal, if you can picture that, lol!  But that doesn’t mean my mind was shut down.

This is not an open invitation to argue about it.  I will not respond or post any comments that are left for me with that mind-set.  I would just like to have an honest, respectful exchange of viewpoints on it.  I don’t think there is any doubt what this blog stands for or what I believe.  Those with similar backgrounds and upbringing, those who are Christian in other words, I am actively soliciting your thoughts!

With my love and God bless you all,   Terri


PS:  Just wanted to say, for the umpteenth  time, how much I’ve  missed you all!  3>


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“Heaven is For Real” the Movie


I wrote a whole post about this movie after Mark and I watched it about a month ago but did it on my new tablet and promptly lost everything.  So I’m going to do it again from the desktop.

Have you seen this movie?  If you haven’t, I strongly suggest that you do.  It is fabulous and deeply moving in every way.

Here is the official plot summary:

  • Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

    Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

The little boy they cast to play the part of Colton was superb, along with the rest of the cast.

I has watched it once before Mark and I watched it together and it got me thinking about my own experience.  It saddened me greatly to realize how far away from my connection to God that I have allowed the world and the enemy to take me.  Just a short time ago, no more than 3 or 4 years, I would have told you it was impossible but here I am.  I don’t pray for the first hour of each day, or read daily in the Bible, or walk around the house praying in tongues.  The only time it seems that I do pray these days is when requested to or someone I know is in need.  I have determined to strive hard this year to correct that situation.  After that, I also realized how much Mark has changed over the last few years as well.

We’ve both been through a lot and, in reality, it’s not surprising to find some bitterness has set into both of us.  Just seeing it in writing really pounds the point home.

Anyway, when we were watching this movie I kept glancing over at Mark through my tears and wondered if it was affecting him as much as it had me.  I was pretty sure it was.  Afterwards I asked if it made him remember more clearly his experience.

He said that whomever did the cinematography for the scene where Colton tells his dad about entering their church and seeing the angels in Heaven did a spot on job.


I asked what he meant ’cause I thought he didn’t see any angels.  Mark said that he didn’t see the actual angels forms but he saw the lights just exactly as they had depicted them.  I found that not only awesome but also reassuring ’cause I only saw the light as well.

So take it from two “near-deather’s” this is the inspirational movie of the decade to see.

I’m sure I had more to say about it in the first post I did right after viewing it but I don’t remember :(

Love and blessings to you all, my friends,

P.S.  Check out also Akiane Kramarik’s (another near-deather mentioned in the movie) painting of Jesus.  To see more on her Pinterest page click on the link:


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I’ve been working as hard as my health has allowed me to and have some new things to share with you all :)

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