Category Archives: Faith

SUFFERING FROM J. D. A. (Jesus Deficiency Anemia)

    What is JDA  and what are its symptoms?  JDA  is Jesus Deficiency Anemia consisting of several ailments one has  due to too little time in fellowship with the Lord Jesus.  What are its symptoms? Having a “meh” attitude about life, prolonged lethargy,  joylessness,  lack of energy/purpose, a feeling that something’s not right but you …

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ADVENTURES IN EVANGELISM

Matthew 28:19-20 states:  19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. This is called the Great Commission.  A commandment to the followers of Christ.  Some practice friendship evangelism.  A …

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REMEMBERING FATHER PETER

Well folks…looks like that super busy time of the year is upon us once again.  Often the Christmas holiday brings to my mind a particular Christmas in 1979.  We bundled up the kids including 2 month old Sara and rode through the chilly night into Ithaca, NY to attend the midnight Mass at the Immaculate …

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Stranger in a Strange Land…….A Pilgrim’s Progress

Throughout my life my feet touched on many spiritual paths such as Catholicism, Eastern Religions, Spiritualism, Astral Projection and Biblical Christianity.  In 1981 I defined myself as a “born again Christian”, a label I enthusiastically applied to myself.  True, my spirit was “born again” into a way deeper commitment to God.  Along that path I …

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Is the Bride ready???

On July 25 2017 I was worshipping with other believers at faith sister Donna’s home.  We always have a paper and pen ready for recording visions or impressions the Lord downloads into us. As we sang out our songs of love and worship this is what I received from the Lord: “Prepare yourself My precious …

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MY STOCKHOLM SYNDROME LOVE AFFAIR

  Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. Historically victims of Stockholm syndrome have been abused or intimidated into developing a relationship with their captors;  a kind …

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TRUE SERVANTHOOD

7/2/2015    7:30 a.m.  BOOM!  BANG!  THUD!  My husband stumbles off a lower stair and lands like a sack of potatoes.  Cries for help and sounds of writhing pain break into the silence of the front door foyer at our daughter’s home.  Hubby insists something is broken as our daughter counters it is probably a …

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A TALE FROM DYSTOPIA (a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is literally translated as “not-good place”, an antonym of utopia)

Pitchers of warm sunlight poured down from the heavens into this mid-July day 2022 in North Dakota. The winter had dragged on forever but finally left this bleak backwater outside Minot.  Svetlana Roshenko placed her hand over her brow to cut the glare and peered at the barren yard through the window bars in her …

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THE ROSE OF SHARON

November 21, 2014 I am resting in an Adirondack chair in my yard reading my bible.  Our cat Lulu joins me.  A huge blue heron flies overhead, its wings casting a broad shadow over us.  It flies into the trees outside our fence.  I look down to my left as I catch a glimpse of Lulu’s head.  …

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GINNING UP MY FAITH

Yesterday morning (6/30/14) I woke up from a disturbing dream.  I heard a voice shouting loudly:  “We are the Islamic Caliphate and we have not only taken over Iraq, but the whole world” .  Then still laying in bed I felt and saw an ugly, hole-ridden yellow blanket fall over me and the whole world. …

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