Thursday, December 31, 2009


"Help us Jesus" was my cry tonight as our car spun out of control. My husband and I had gone into town early to have dinner and see my husbands parents tonight. I had commented that we needed to get home before too many people were on the road that were drinking. It was about 6:00 p.m. I was driving and as we left town we were going around a curve and hit a patch of ice. I never saw it and was driving about 55 miles an hour. It was so unreal what happened. We started spinning around in circles and went off on one side of the road and came back up onto the hightway and spun around and went to the opposite side, came back up and spun around and went to the other side of the road each time leaving the highway. We traveled about a quarter of a mile. We came to a stop right before we hit some trees. It's a miracle that we didn't roll. I told my husband that it just didn't seem real as it was happening. I had no control over my car and that was very frightening.

All I could say was "Help us Jesus" over and over as we were spinning out of control. When we stopped, I couldn't quit praising the Lord. I am so thankful we weren't hurt, our car wasn't wrecked, and that no one else was on the highway at the time. We did have to call a wrecker to come and pull us out. We had a man stop to check on us because he hit the same patch and almost lost control of his vehicle too.

This will be a New Year's Eve that will go down in my history book as one of the many times God supernaturally protected us and I'll never forget it.

I pray a safe and happy New Year to all of you and if you are ever in a bind, call on that precious name of Jesus.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas At Our Home

Santa's little helper!!

Allison showing off her new bible she just unwrapped.

Starting at the top is our grand-daughter Allison, me, husband Travis, son Jeramy, bottom is son-in-law Chris, daughter Amanda, and daughter-in-law Brandi who is expecting our second grand-daughter in March.

We celebrated Christmas last night at our home with our children. "What's for supper Grandpa" ham, potatoes with gravy, deviled eggs, frito corn salad, green beans, and hot buttered rolls. For dessert we had chocolate pie and apple dumplings. YUM YUM!! Our three year old grand-daughter Allison said the prayer before we ate.
We celebrate one night at our home, Christmas Eve at my parents home, and Christmas Day at my husband's parents. We are very blessed to still have our parents to celebrate with and I cherish that. Because of the winter storm we are having right now, we rushed over to my parent's home today to celebrate before the storm got too bad. I don't know if we will make it to my in-law's tomorrow because of the snow. This is the first time in history that our area has been issued a 'blizzard' warning. The national guard has been called out to help rescue stranded motorists with many of the roads being closed down.
There is a car dealership in Tulsa that had a special promotion selling cars in November and their statement was that anyone that bought a car during that promotion period, that if it snowed on Christmas Day, that their car would be free. I think they are kicking themselves right now.
Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm Spending Christmas With Jesus Christ This Year!!

As some of you may know, Billy Joe Daugherty went to heaven a few weeks ago. He was a man that was truly about building God's Kingdom and he is already greatly missed. Yesterday, December 15, 2009 Oral Roberts made his way to heaven also. I'm sure everyone knows this man and the healing ministry he was involved in. Both of these men's ministries were across the road from each other in Tulsa Oklahoma so we here in OK have two great men that we will miss very much.

There is a song by David Ingles that comes to mind..... "There's a whole lot of people going home, and by the signs of time it won't be long. In the twinkling of an eye we'll all be gone. There's a whole lot of people going home."

My very good friend Cindy, also had her mother go to heaven the same week as Billy Joe, and I can only imagine the empty space that is left in her heart right now.

I lost my good friend Debbie, a few years ago right before Christmas and the poem below was read at her service. I dedicate this poem to Cindy, Wantha Ann, Susan C., the Daugherty family, the Roberts family, Tiffany at Southern Sass and all of you that have a love one that has moved to heaven.


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
With tiny lights like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear.
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year!

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
but just remember one day soon we'll no longer be apart.
I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place,
Can you just imagine Chritmas with our Savior, face to face?

I'll ask Him to light your spirit as I tell Him of your love,
so pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.
Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirits sing,
For I'm spending Christmas in heaven
And I'm walking with the King!!!

Author Unknown

Please feel free to use this poem if you want to honor your love one on your blog. I'd love to hear about them as I'm sure many others would too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I made the trip up the attic a few days ago to get the Christmas tree and ornaments down. Now that the tree is up, I love looking at it garnished in red and silver ornaments with large red plaid ribbon trimmed in silver streaming down from the top of the tree and swirling to the bottom. Lots and lots of clear lights twinkle on my tree and on top is an angel trimmed in silver that lights up. At the base of the tree is a red skirt that circles around my tree.

As I said, I love just staring at my tree because to me it is beautiful. As I'm looking at my tree I hear a voice inside asking "Can you see Me on your tree?" I realize it is the Lord speaking and I said "Why yes Lord, I CAN see you on my tree."

"The angel on top reminds me of the angel that visited Mary that told her you would be carried in her womb. The angel reminds me of the shepherds in the field that saw a host of angels the night you were born. The stars on my tree also remind me of the shepherds in the field that night of your birth and of the wise men that saw the star in the east. The gifts under the tree remind me of the gifts the wise men brought to you. The evergreen tree reminds me of your eternal being. You have been here from the beginning of time and will always be. I see your birth upon my tree!"

Again I hear "Can you see Me on your tree?" And as I look, I can see another dimension in my tree. I see Him on the cross, that tree He was crucified on. I see a crown of thorns at the top of my tree around the angel, with blood flowing down through the red plaid ribbons. All the ornaments have names of sins, sicknesses, and diseases written on them covered with red blood. At the base, the skirt has become a circle of blood around the cross that's in my tree. "I can see you crucified on my tree!"

Again I hear "Can you see Me on your tree?" As I look, I see still another dimension in my tree. I see Him sitting on a throne. I see many crowns upon His head around the angel on my tree along with the crown of thorns. I see life giving water flowing through the red plaid ribbons along with the blood I saw before. I see glory coming from His throne in the lights upon my tree. All the ornaments with sin, sickness, and diseases, I see the words over them, Messiah, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. I see a crystal sea that looks as sapphire around the throne, around the base of my tree, the tree skirt where the circle of blood is. "I can see you on your throne in my tree!"

After today, I will see my tree differently and I'm sure more will be added as I look upon my tree in the days to come.

This Christmas....CAN YOU SEE HIM ON YOUR TREE!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

This is one of those moments I'll never forget. My grand-daughter Allison just recently turned three and if you read a previous post about her and her mother, you will know what a difficult pregnancy my daughter had while carrying her. Because of that, my daughter is not sure that she will ever want to get pregnant again even though she wants another child.

Many of Allison's friends are getting baby sisters and brothers and so she wants a baby sister too. We told her she would have to ask Jesus and so she does. Quite frequently!!!! !!

Recently she went to visit one of her friends that had just brought a baby sister home from the hospital. When Allison got to their home, she walked in and said to the new mother, "I asked Jesus for a baby sister but He didn't bring me one."

She tells everyone that she is getting a baby sister!!!! She had the ladies at day-care convinced that she was getting one. She will look up and say "Jesus can I have a baby sister?"

She missed church Sunday because she hadn't been feeling well so when church was over, we went to visit her. I was helping her wash her hands in the restroom and as I laid my hands on her I said "Jesus help Allison to feel better. Amen!

It was like a light came on in her little head and she got so excited and jumped down from her step and turned to me with those big blue eyes and said "Nanna, you ask Jesus to bring me a baby sister then say Amen!"

I said "I don't know about that" and she said "Yes Nanna, you ask Jesus to bring me a baby sister then say Amen!"

She realized the power of agreement and she was wanting me to come into agreement with her. Her mother looked at me with a look that said "Don't you dare!"

Matthew 18:19...Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

It will not surprise me if Allison eventually gets what she is praying for. I'll let you know when that prayer is answered. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

You Are Someone Special In My Life

Have you ever had one of those times when you know in your 'knower' that God is speaking to you? This has been one of those mornings that I 'know' I have heard from Him.

After being up a short time, I heard a loud noise in the sky that got louder and louder so I went outside to look and I saw several military helicopters flying over. One helicopter by itself is very loud but when you get several flying together, the sound is alarming and you can hear the house shake.

I was reminded of our bible study meeting we had last night as we all sat outside in the dark under a full moon sky and talked about our God and listened to the peacefulness of His creation. Then I imagined what it was like in a battle area with the sound of guns, helicopters, and tanks. Even though it is the same sky in a battle area, there is no sound of peacefulness and I wonder what our troops are feeling there.

As many of you know, our troops encountered a fierce battle this week-end in Afganistan that lasted for hours and we lost some precious members of this United States in that battle. Afganistan is in the news this week with our President deciding whether or not to send more troops there at the request of the commanders who are there fighting for freedom and peace.

God reminded me about the story of Elisha when he was surrounded by a great host of the enemy. His servant was scared and Elisha told him to fear not for there were more for them than is coming against them. Then Elisha prayed and the servants eyes were opened and he saw a great army of God around them to protect them.

We can pray for this great host of God's army to be around our troops all over the world to protect them too. His word never fails.

That was part of what God spoke to me this morning the second part was that we could use our freedom of blogging to show our support of our troops and of their families. If everyone that reads this blog would pray then also blog something about our troops and the support of them and encourage their followers to do the same, especially right now, much would happen in the spiritual and physical realm. How many families out there would that be an encouragement to? Many!! How far would this go?? Time will tell and I hope that whoever is reading this will participate.

As the Lord was speaking to me about doing this, I was wondering what picture I would use and as I looked up there on my counter was my kleenex box with the blue ribbon we were given at church a few weeks ago. The ribbon says 'You Are Someone Special In My Life' and we were to keep one and give the other to someone that is special to us.

How appropiate to dedicate this ribbon on a kleenex box to our soldiers.

You Are Someone Special In My Life and I am praying for all of you and your families that are living without you with them. God's blessings upon all of you!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hummingbird Rapture

It sounded like a trumpet then they were gone! The hummingbirds have been raptured!

Maybe it was more like a thunderstorm that came through. They always seem to arrive in the spring after a thunderstorm then leave in the fall after a thunderstorm. I still have a couple that haven't left yet.

They are a reminder of the changing of seasons. I love to see them arrive in the spring and it is a little sad to see them leave in the fall. I think I had a hundred or more this year. I had nine feeders and three like this one in the photo had to be filled everyday. I used five pounds of sugar or more a week.

They are a reminder of God's Word:

1Thessalonians 4: 16-18......For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lion of the Tribe of Judah

This past Wednesday, I went with a group to Oak Grove Arkansas for a Camp Meeting at a church called Harvest Assembly.

This church was out in the middle of a hay field nestled in the hills of Arkansas. It was a beautiful new church with the most hospitable people that fed the visitors a meal before services started.

Inside the church, behind the platform was this beautiful banner made by one of the women in the church. I don't think I have ever seen one this beautiful.

When I walked in and saw it, I was reminded that our Savior Jesus Christ came first as a lamb, and is getting ready to return as the Lion from the tribe of Judah.

Here at our weekly Bible Study, we have been studying about the harvest and in particular about the harvest of souls in these last days. God puts little reminders in our everyday lives of what He is doing in these last days and what He is going to do. I realized this when I saw the sign out in the middle of nowhere that read 'Harvest Assembly'.

Matthew 9:37-38....Then He said unto His disciples, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.

My revelation from this trip is: I went in September, during the fall feasts, the season of harvest. The name of the church was Harvest Assembly, and we are to declare that the Lord is coming soon to all we can. We are to be the labourers to bring in the harvest of souls.

This banner declares that Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and every knee is going to bow to Him one day soon regardless of who is being prayed to at our capital this week-end.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

How Fast Are Your Prayers

I'm a person with a personality of analyzing things I see. Although I don't have a very scientific mind, God has given me a spiritual mind as He has all His children, to see spiritual things in what is going on around us.

Does this picture of a plane breaking the sound barrier have a spiritual truth in it about prayer and about the catching away of the believers referred to as the Rapture?

When a plane travels faster than the speed of sound, a phenomenon happens that can be seen with the eye. A cloud forms around the plane then a loud boom is heard.

When we pray, just how fast do our prayers move in the atmosphere? Do they cause a phenomenon in the heavenlies like a plane breaking the sound barrier with a cloud and a boom?

It is documented that light travels faster than sound. We recently had an evangelist at our church that spoke about his friend that is a scientist for Nasa. He was told that Nasa has discovered that light travels faster than originally thought. One of the experiments done showed that when light reached point B, it had not even left point A yet.

When we receive Jesus, the light of the world into our spirits, then when we pray, our prayers not only have sound in them but light also. So that would mean that the moment we pray, our prayers are already in the throne room before we finish praying.

Concerning the Rapture, 1 Corinthians 15:52 says......In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incoruptible and we shall be changed.

We know that 'in the twinkling of an eye' is a speed that's very fast. Could it be like the speed of light, before we left we are already there with the Lord? We know there is a sound, the sound of a trumpet. Will this phenomena be like the picture of the plane above???

We know that when Jesus left, a cloud received Him..Acts 1:9. Acts 1:11..the angel said He would return in like manner.

What would all of this mean at the point of death here on earth for a believer? Would that mean that at a point of leaving, we are already in His presence?? I know that the scripture says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord but just how fast does that transition happen????

I don't know but it sure brings me comfort thinking about these things.

I pray that your name be inscribed in The Book Of Life.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Reflections Of The Past

This is a special time of year for our family. The season marks the birthday of our only grandchild Allison and the season of healing our daughter Amanda received three years ago. They are both a reflection of God's grace, mercy, restoration, and healing power.

The journey began in 2006 when Amanda became pregnant with Allison. It was a time in a young woman's life that she always looks forward to, having that first child. Amanda was finishing up her degree in college when our 'Job' experiences began in her third month of pregnancy.

She was having severe pain in her stomach. We made many trips to the hospital that year, 16 to be exact. Sometimes it was overnight and sometimes it was up to two weeks. There were many tests done that could be done on a pregnant woman. Different doctors were called in but no one could figure out what was causing the problem. All they could do was treat the symptoms and so she was on morphine or demeral during her stays in the hospital and other pain meds when not in the hospital.

It was truly a 'One Day At A Time' walk with the Lord, praying each day for the battle she faced that day while still trying to live in a state of expecting the joy of a new baby. We stood on Jeremiah 1:5..Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee and that is the verse she used on the baby shower invitations.

Amanda experienced kidney stones, kidney infections, her gall bladder was removed, blood transfusions, diabetis which would show up then it wouldn't, eclampsia, yes eclampsia, resulting in a seisure on Labor Day and therefore the emergency delivery of a baby 7 weeks early.

I could write a book. It was unbelievable. Yet God was with us throughout the ordeal, giving us a healthy grandbaby with no effects from all the medications, tests, and gall bladder surgery.

Amanda came home without the baby then one week later Allison came home. We were so thankful and thought the battle was over only to have Amanda back to the hospital 3 weeks after delivery with severe pain again.

This time they found something. They said it was a mass in her small intestine. My parents came and stayed with our premature grand-baby while I stayed with Amanda. Her husband Chris had to work to keep the insurance they desperately now needed.

Her intestine was telescoping on itself along with growths inside of it which was the source of the pain all along. She had another surgery with the removal of part of the intestine along with the growths inside. The recovery was long with a very weak but determined daughter.

I watched her stand in faith throughout that year and in the years that have followed. I heard her prayers to God during that time and I heard her intercede for her baby. They are both very healthy now. They have a new home and Amanda has that job she worked so hard for.

It was a time of growing closer to the Lord and growing closer with those that stood in the gap and prayed for us. It was a time when no man, doctor, or nurse had the answer and God's Word stood alone.

So this Labor Day I look at the picture above which is a reflection of God's grace, mercy, restoration and healing power.

And I proclaim "GREAT IS OUR GOD".

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Tale of Two Pots

This is a picture of what I did with my bird bath after it developed a crack in it. Looking at this reminds me of The Tale of Two pots that was published in Christian Parenting Today 1999.

It seems there once were two pots. They were carried by the King's Water Bearer on opposite ends of a long pole. One pot was perfect: well-decorated, beautiful, flawless. The other pot was very pretty, too, made of the same good clay and bright colors, nearly perfect--except for a single crack.
Each day, the King's Water Bearer would make the trek down from the palace to the river below and fill up each pot. While both started out full of water, the cracked pot left a trail of droplets along the path.
As the years passed, the cracked pot came to dread the day's journey. It was always the same: watching the perfect pot pour out his contents into the King's cistern without having lost a single drop, then pouring out his own offering, which seemed so much less. Which was why, at last, the cracked pot spoke up.
"Oh, Water Bearer," said the pot. "Please replace me. I have tried my hardest, but I know I've failed to be what you want me to be."
"That is not so," said the Water Bearer.
"It is!" said the cracked pot. "Just look at my offering next to the perfect pot's. It's so little. I'm ashamed of what I bring before the King."
"Enough!" said the Water Bearer, his face as dark as a storm cloud. "The perfect pot fulfills his purpose, that is true. But it was the King himself who picked you. And you have fulfilled his plan."
"I have?" said the cracked pot, full of confusion.
"Have you not noticed the hill we walk up every day?" asked the Water Bearer.
"No," said the pot quietly. "I've been so busy looking at the crack and watching the water dripping out."
"Look now," said the Water Bearer. The pot looked and saw that all along one side of the path grew beautiful flowers.
"Have you not seen me spreading seeds as I walked up the hill?" asked the Water Bearer. And then he said in a kinder voice, "Those flowers grow from your loss, little pot, and they please the King."
And at last the cracked pot saw that --crack and all--he did fulfill his Master's purpose.

(Thank you Ann for sending this to me in 1999. It has blessed me every year as I am watering my flowers and thinking about the revelation of this tale.)

Friday, August 28, 2009



I'm always amazed at God's timing in things. This picture was sent to me by e-mail when our Bible Study was studying about seasons of open heavens and prayer. It was taken in Kentucky somewhere. When I first saw it, the song 'OPEN UP THE SKY' is what I thought of.

The song came out of the Brownsville Revival, which I was so blessed to be able to be a part of. It was written by their worship leader Lindell Cooley and Lenny LeBlanc.


Can You feel my passion
Can You see my hunger
Do You know how I long for You.
No walls between us
Take away this darkness
Come break this heart of stone
Hear my cry open up the sky.

Our weekly Bible Study group has been studying 'THE DAYS OF AWE AND SEASONS OF JOY' by Perry Stone.

It is about the Season we as a church are in right now. A time we should be praying our most intense prayers for our nation, our loved ones, the lost, the hurting, and the sick.

It's a time to become serious about our spiritual future and our destiny.


It's a time when the heavens are not brass and heavenly compassion flows the greatest.

How much more intense would your prayers become if you knew God had given you an open heaven for a period of time???

Throughout the Bible, many great things happened on different years but they would always happen during the same season. For instance; Israel coming out of Egyptian bondage happened during the same season which many years later Christ was crucified.

The season we are in right now corresponds to the time Moses went back up again on Mt. Sinai after breaking the first set of commandments, to meet with God and intercede for the nation of Israel for worshipping the Golden Calf. As a result, God forgave and Moses brings a second set back.

Pray now while compassion is flowing the greatest!!!!!

If any of you are interested in this study you can go to and order the video 'DAYS OF AWE AND SEASONS OF JOY'.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Learning to blog has been pretty comical here at my home. My husband would come in now and then to see what I was doing. I had accidentally put myself on as one of my own followers and had been trying to figure out how to get it off. He came in after some time and said "Well sweetheart, has anyone been hittin' on you yet?" :) He is alway trying to crack a joke. I said "Well the only one was me, I've hit on myself. :)

Trying to learn how to blog took me back to a time in my life when the Lord had shown me something that I call one of my 'Light Bulb Moments'. A 'Light Bulb Moment' is when God shows you a spiritual truth in something and it becomes so clear to you that you wonder why you never saw it that way before. It's as if He shines a light into your spirit about something and you see it so clearly.

This 'Light Bulb Moment' happened when I was teaching Headstart years ago. We always tested our four year olds at the beginning of the year to see where their strengths and weaknesses were. I would then write up an IEP (Individual Education Plan) on each child then state the goals of where the child would progress to in each area by the next testing date. Then I would work with that child to help him or her reach that goal in each area.

God showed me that we each have a similar plan that He has determined for us with goals of where He wants us to progress to. An ISP (Individual Spiritual Plan) so to speak.

Just like children, we too as Christians have areas that each of us are strong in and areas that are weak and need improving. None of us develope in the same areas at the same pace. We are an individual work in progress with God guiding us toward a goal. When we reach that goal in an area then He wants us to progress even further to another goal in that same area while all the time working on multiple areas in us.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

When we let the Spirit of God live in us then we produce fruit with all of these characteristics. As individuals, we each mature at a different rate with each characteristic. Some may be further along in joy than others, while those same ones may be slower in temperance than others. We all have some of each of them developing at a different rate in us with God guiding the process.

Not all apples on a tree get leaves on the same day or turn the same shade of red on the same day. Each characteristic of an apple developes at a different rate and so it is with, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.

I pray that each of you strive to reach your goals in the fruit of the Spirit. And if anyone could let me know how to get myself off as one of my own followers on my blog, then I think I might reach one of my goals in joy quicker. :)

Be Blessed!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

First Blog

Hi! My name is Sandra. I'm so excited to finally have a blog of my own. I look forward to getting to meet many other bloggers and to share my life and faith with you. If you happen by, I hope you leave a comment to let me know you visited.


Have you ever noticed in the scriptures of the Bible that the days of the week are always referred to as the first day, the second day, the third day, etc?

The Romans gave us the titles we use today: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc...all named after the sun, moon, and stars which were also worshipped as gods.

I want to focus on the THIRD DAY (Tuesday). In Genesis 1:9-13, when God was creating all things, the scripture will read 'God saw that it was good' after every creation then the scripture will read 'and the evening and the morning were the _____ day.

Every day will read that way except for the second day and the third day. God did not see it was good on the second day but on the third day 'God saw it was good' twice.

Because of this, it is believed that the 'Third Day' is a double blessed day. More weddings take place in Israel on the 'Third Day' because of the double blessing.

John 2:1....Jesus performed His first miracle at a WEDDING on the THIRD DAY.

Exodus 19....The people consecrated themselves and God came down on the THIRD DAY.

Ezra 6:15....The temple of God was finished on the THIRD DAY.

Esther 5:1....Esther put on her royal robes and she found favor in the king's sight on the THIRD DAY. (As a result, a whole nation was saved.)

There are many references to the 'Third Day' in the Bible, but they do not always refer to the third day of the week. The term will always be significant though when reading the scripture.

Proverbs 25:2....It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter (word or message).

God does conceal messages in scripture and our honour is to unlock them.

My prayer is that you will be 'Double Blessed'.