17 06 2019


Psalm 68:4-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name Yah,
And rejoice before Him.
5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
Yah is His name – the Name above ALL names! Praise Him! Give Him Glory!
So what is Yah? LORD. Is Jesus Lord of your life? Is He your number 1? Yes, we accept Him as our Savior, but LORD goes further. Like the title of the Mark Basterson book: All In. Are you all in for Jesus? This is something to think about. Are we holding onto just a little something that we like to do? Time is getting short, and we need to give Him everything! I’m talking to myself here, too. I have “skeletons” in my closet, too. I have those “secret” things that only God and I know.
None of us is perfect, but we need to strive to be perfect. We need to strive to be Holy, as He is Holy. Begin by what this verse says – Praise. Praise Him. When you’re going through troubles I know it’s difficult. Believe me, I know! But…and here’s the clincher…when you do, your troubles don’t seem so bad anymore. You have gotten your eyes off of your troubles and yourself and put them on Jesus. That is where we are to leave those troubles. Our shoulders aren’t big enough to carry them, but His are.
Let’s leave our care on our LORD!




15 06 2019

woman touches hem


You never got to know my name, but I am Basya, which means daughter of God.
I am not young anymore, and you women know how I felt. I was no longer able to carry a child. No more “woman” time. Then the bleeding began. I didn’t think too much of it in the beginning. But it just never gave up! I was always unclean because of the blood. I was getting weak from losing so much. So I began going to the physicians. They didn’t know what was going on. So they just gave up on me. But I just kept on bleeding. Sometimes even there were clots! Always having to wear a napkin, but that didn’t help much. I was changing all the time.
Then Miriam, a friend of mine, told me about seeing this man, Jesus. He was more than a good teacher. He did miracles! The lepers were being healed! Even those possessed by demons were being set free! Miriam told me that Jesus could heal me. Could he really do that, when all the physicians have given up with me? I have been suffering with this for 12 years!
After thinking about this, I decided to go find this Jesus. What would it hurt? Well, I started watching Him. I had heard many stories about what He had done and how He had taught on love. Maybe – just maybe – He could do this for me. He doesn’t have to touch me. I want to be healed! I want to be whole again! I want Levi, my husband, to want me again.
So there I was, amongst the crowd. So many people! How am I ever going to get to Him? I decide to crawl on the ground. If I can just touch the hem of His garment. I know I will be healed. Yes! He’s within my reach now. I touch the hem. I feel the power go through me. I feel the bleeding stop. Oh, praise God!
And then Jesus stopped. He asked who touched Him. What am I going to do? How did He know I touched His garment? I stand up and say it was me. I can see the love in His eyes and it’s as if He can see right through me. ” Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” There is so much joy in my heart.
Levi, I’m coming home whole! Praise God!
Mark 5:24b–34


14 06 2019


Daniel 3:26 New International Version (NIV)
26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God [El Elyon], come out! Come here!”
So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire,
EL ELYON: The Most High God. This name emphasizes God’s strength, sovereignty, and supremacy. In Genesis 14:20, Melchizedek said to Abram, “blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” He understood that the Lord is extremely exalted. Let us say as the Psalmist did— “I cry out to the Most High Elohim, To El who is perfecting all matters for me” (Psalm 57:2).
So what are my thoughts on this? I think of all the ‘gods’ that are out there. There are many man-made ones. They are man-made illusions. I don’t want to base my eternal life on illusions. I want the real thing. The real thing is going back to the basics. Our God is Mighty. He made this earth, all the galaxies, all the planets. Everything we see and don’t see. He is Mighty! Who else could have done all of this? It wasn’t a ‘big bang’. We serve a real God. He is on His throne. Yes, He does know what is going on in this world, and His mercy keeps Him from throwing in the towel. What a Mighty God is He!


7 06 2019

Joshua 22:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 “The Mighty One, God, the Lord (El Elohim Jehovah), the Mighty One, God, the Lord! He knows, and may Israel itself know. If it was in rebellion, or if in an unfaithful act against the Lord do not save us this day!
We have done Elohim before, so we should remember that that means The Strong Creator God.  We have also done Jehovah which means The Relational God.  You also see that El is before a lot of the names of God, which simply means God.  But put these all together into one?  Wow!  He is the Mighty God!  He has it all together!  Nothing gets by Him.  We can’t hide anything from Him.  He is Mighty.
So let’s go a little deeper.  What is mighty?  Mighty is possessing great and impressive power or strength.  Now doesn’t that sound like our God?
Let us never forget to worship our Mighty God!


4 06 2019



My name is Anna and I am 84 years old. My life has not been easy, but it has been a very blessed one. I live in Jerusalem and you can find me most times at the temple. God has been very good to me as He has gifted me with prophecy. I don’t say this lightly, as being a woman, it could be frowned upon.

To go back, my marriage was not without conflict. My husband – oh, he was a gentle soul. We were only married for seven years before he was killed in battle. That hurt. Oh, how that hurt. What was worse than that, is that we did not have any children. At first I questioned God why He made me barren. What had I done? But as I got older, I realized He had something better in store for me.

And then there was today. This young couple comes to the temple to have their son circumcised. My spirit leaped inside of me. This is the promised Messiah! How could I do anything less than praise and thank our God for sending His Son? I feel so honored for having been able to see Him. I now can die in peace.

Luke 2:36-38


31 05 2019


El Elohe Yisrael: “the mighty God of Israel,” an altar of Jacob
Original Word: אֵל אֱלהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
Part of Speech: Proper Name
Transliteration: El Elohe Yisrael
Phonetic Spelling: (ale el-o-hay’ yis-raw-ale’)
Definition: “the mighty God of Israel”, an altar of Jacob

Genesis 33:19-20 (Berean Study Bible)
19And the plot of ground where he pitched his tent, he purchased from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for a hundred pieces of silver. 20There he set up an altar and called it El-Elohe-Yisrael.

The Mighty God of Israel
This brings an awe to me. Our God is Mighty. Makes me think of a song: Mighty is our God. It is difficult for me to put into words what is in my heart. I am humbled to serve such a mighty God. He is so mighty that he humbled Himself to become a baby…to become human. He loved us that much. Just think on that.

Blessings on you today.


28 05 2019

walking with henry cover

This was an enjoyable book.  You feel for Rachel, the author, with all she goes through with the donkeys.  At first I was put out with this book because you have the story of the donkeys and then she goes into the lesson she learned in life from them.  I then warmed up to this because her life lessons were very interesting and sometimes clicked with what I had gone through in life.  I was not impressed with the Common Book prayers, but I was not brought up on them.  That was just me, so that is why I rated it a 4 instead of a 5.  This book will make you laugh and cry.  Enjoyable.

Just when you think it’s the end of your story . . . grace shows up.

Sometimes it arrives as a moment of joy in the middle of despair. Sometimes you find it next to a trusted friend along an old, well-trodden path. And sometimes, grace has fuzzy ears, a bristled mane, and hope for a new start.

Join Rachel Anne Ridge, author of the beloved memoir Flash, in a journey back to the pasture. As she adopts a second rescue donkey as a little brother for Flash―a miniature named Henry―she finds that walking with donkeys has surprising lessons to teach us about prayer, renewing our faith, and connecting to God in fresh ways.

Readers all over the world fell in love with Flash and with Rachel’s thoughtful, funny, and poignant stories about what life with a donkey can teach you. Now, meet Henry and join him on a walk that could change everything about how you hope, trust, and move forward from past regrets.

rachel anne ridge

Rachel Anne Ridge is an artist and writer in Texas. Together with her husband, Tom, she bootstrapped her way through the Great Recession, raised three kids, and rediscovered God in the midst of the everyday juggle of life. Her blog, HomeSanctuary.com, helps women around the world find beauty and faith in the unexpected, and often unappreciated, moments life brings. Rachel’s Book, Flash, The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith, and Second Chances, reveals how God uses ordinary, sometimes humorous means to help us see Him—and to change our lives forever. She is now a Nana to 5 littles, and has two adopted donkeys.

Flash (the book) has been optioned as a movie by PureFlix Studios.

Walking With Henry became available for sale March 5, 2019.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for this review.