Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Crocheting detour

Well, I did it.  I finally opened up my crocheting storage bin after a years break to see if I could make these fancy 'Robin Hood' style slippers.  It felt like Christmas!  It was so nice to be able to create again.  Just have to find the balance in life so that I don't go overboard again and miss out on time with the Lord.

I listened to some great preaching while I was crocheting these pieces.  I keep a note pad handy so I can write down any insights I want to work on.

I thought I was ready for Christmas when I got a request from my daughter.  Turns out my grand daughter loves her new Barbie doll and could I please make her some clothes?  Ha ha,  I scoured the internet and took out a few books from the library and found a few patterns I thought I could do.   Finding the right kind of yarn was a bigger challenge. I found the dress while I was searching for suitable yarn.

Here's what I ended up making while  I listened to some great preaching and watched a boring movie with my hubby.

Two hours for a little hat and keyhole scarf!  The stitches are so tiny that it takes forever to crochet anything.   I even did an internet search looking for Barbie clothes to see if I could find a deal and save myself a few hours and found that there is not much out there.

Went searching the next day for yarn and couldn't find any so I called a friend and she had some leftover baby yarn. PTL!  I got it from her and finished this outfit.

It wasn't a waste of time because I was able to review many of my good confessions and build myself up in the word.  Jedediah Tham says that in many cases our times with God are unfruitful because we haven't spent enough time in the word of God.  No word in your diet equals very little to chew on or meditate on.

Looking back I can see where having a full diet of the promises of God has helped my meditation time.   Lots of Word gives Holy Spirit lots to work with, lol.  Also, lots of word in your diet gives you lots of discernment because, "the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:11-13)

Powerful eh?  So the key is to make sure that your activities don't leave you spiritually starving for meat.  You want lots of good word in your diet so that Holy Spirit can breathe on it and make it a living word for you in your devotional times or meditation times.

Let's activate this with our words: "Thank You Lord for giving us a hunger for your word.  Help us to always make time for your word and protect our meditation times from intrusion and spiritual attack.   We want to bear lots of fruit for You, Lord Jesus!  Amen!"

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Breaking Strongholds in Marriages

This is from a precious friend who asked me to post it so that you would be encouraged.  He is so excited about the breakthroughs he is seeing in his marriage and his friend's marriages.  Be  encouraged!  God is on your side!

"Today I spent the whole morning breaking down strong holds in a married couple's house. When we thought that we where through Holy Spirit stayed and brought forth more and more revelation. After calling out peoples names living and dead we made a great step forward in discernment  by breaking off curses one at a time. 

Again, just as I said, we thought we were through, but HOLY SPIRIT wasn't. We felt to call out each of the married couples to forgive each other. After they both forgave each other we could feel something lifting off. 

I did this months ago with my wife and I also could feel something breaking off of me. Now here is the discernment that I was given at that time; when we get married we stand before the LORD and give a pledge to each other.  At this time our love is so great between us. 

As life goes on we start to drift. We don't keep our love guard up and become less loving and all that goes with it.  Oh how the devil is so glad. We don't even know what is going on behind the scenes. After some time in our marriages we start thinking about our partner in negative ways. Now look closely, we are just thinking. So where do you think these negative thoughts come from? 

It build and builds until there is great disagreement, bitterness and no forgiveness. Our marriage is now in great danger. Oh how the devil is so slippery. We think that we can do it on our own and that is such  a lie!

So what do they do now?  They split up and blame it always on the other partner because they cannot see through their own bitterness. 

This would not have happened, if right from the start we received the proper education. It is about 'being tried' people, just like Adam and Eve. We are all in this trial forever and without proper education we will stay in this prison forever. 

We have to fight back and take back what satan stole from us and the LORD says it is love. You see satan can't love and he doesn't want you to either. On the other hand, OUR FATHER is full of love, he heals with love and believe me his love is a total healing dictionary. A first aid kit that never runs out. The only time it runs out is when we run out of him. 

Lets go back to our love problem. We have to forgive each other and go back to the alter where our vows were and take a stand against satan. My advice is to kiss your spouse regularly. Tell them you love them. Hold their hand and watch the world look at you. Speak well of them all the time.  Focus on their good points, not the things that irritate you. 

The people around will all wonder and wish they had this. Choose to Stand on top of the world with your confession and faith in Jesus and Holy Spirit's comfort and counsel... instead of sinking into it to join the fallen."    (L.Jones)

Isn't that exciting?  I love to hear about people getting breakthroughs.  I don't want the devil to win in anybodies life!

Repeat this after me: I am a light set on a hill!  I am salt that is meant to preserve and flavor everything! I am a blessing everywhere I go!  I am 'love' walking and talking because his love is shed abroad in my heart as I ask him for it! I am his beloved and I can love those God puts in my path; especially my family, church family and coworkers!

Bless you!
Brenda Gale Thompson

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I'm going to let you in on one of my secrets.  People are always asking me how I get so much done in my day.   My big secret is time with God and lists.  Writing things down when I'm spending time with the Lord helps me to take those thoughts captive so I can focus on the Lord and not what I need to remember to do the next day.

Also,  they help me to get lots done every day.  Here's the list I scribbled down this am.  There's not much to it, but does it ever help me to stay on track.  The best part is checking off the things you get done.  It gives a person a real sense of accomplishment.

Always make sure to have a reward at the end of the day, some 'me' time where you do something you want to do.  Then you won't get frustrated.  There will always be things to do after all.  The devil will make sure that you are busy your whole life, if he can.

Busy = Busy

The big goal in life is to find out what God wants you to do and do that, not what everyone else would like to you to do for them.  (more on that in another post) Balance-- it's a huge concept and it ties in with learning to say 'no' politely.  I'm working on how to say no politely to different people.  The closer the people are to you  the harder it is at times to say no.  Also,  it's harder to say no to those in authority over you especially if you want to have favor with them.  Therefore it behooves us as leaders to check with God about what we are asking our families and/or volunteers to do for us.  We don't want to hinder God's plan in people's lives.

It's worth it though.  The more time we spend prioritizing our lives, the more productive we will be. Here are some scripture confessions to build yourself up in your most holy faith:

-Thank You Lord that the desires of the diligent will be fully satisfied. (Prov. 13:4)
-Thank you Lord that because we love your word nothing and no one can cause us to stumble or take offense. (Ps. 119:165)
-Thank You Lord that we are quick to hear, slow to speak and very slow to get angry or offended. (James 1:17)

Have a great day!
Big hugs and many Blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Recover All

Hi.   There have been some buzz words floating around the body of Christ like "we recover all"   and that 'the thief must pay back 7 times.'  However, how to do this is often not elaborated in practical terms.

I am going to give a little example of how this worked out in my life,,,, including all the mistakes I made so you know it's possible for your life.  I have not got this all figured out yet.  I am definitely in the learning.

Over a year ago, our dog had two puppies and one was still born.  We think it got caught in the birth canal because it took our dog an extra half hour to deliver it.

I tried everything I knew to bring that puppy back to life and nothing worked.  I called it back, I rubbed it to stimulate it, I cleaned out it's mouth and nose with an aspirator, I kept it warm and it didn't come back.  I named him Lazarus and I kept speaking life over him.   3 days later and he still hadn't come back and I got mad and claimed 7 times the life and health of what the devil stole from me.  A dead pup is no blessing.

I kept him wrapped up in my of my scarves by my bed and every night I would pray over him and seek the Lord with him in my hands for what to do next.  Many times I would just cry and ask for help to understand more of God's promises.  Sometimes I would just sing the song the Lord put on my heart as an offering.  Only God knows how many hours I logged in my secret place, with just him, Lazarus and me. 

Lazarus never decayed.  He never smelt bad even after 29 days of resting under my bed.  My hubby, finally said on the 31st day, "I think you better do something with him."

I asked the Lord and he said that it was time.   My heart got frosty as I buried him out in the orchard.  I could feel it rising up in me that this war wasn't over.  I was not going to let this stop me from growing in ability to raise the dead.

So.... times moves on and we get busy with other things and I must admit I had a hard time seeking the Lord because I felt disappointed in Him, myself and the whole situation.

We bred our dog again because the vet said that one pup didn't take too much out of her.  And we claimed small, healthy puppies that wouldn't get stuck.

Due date came and nothing.  Its always 60 days plus or minus 3 days.   64 days and still no puppies... in fact she wasn't really showing.  I know I had the day marked on the calendar and we were haying at the time so everybody new when she got bred.

Four and a half weeks later  I saw Brandy delivering a puppy in her crate.  Yikes!  We didn't even have the nursery set up!  Everybody pitched in and we got the nursery set up and her in it before the next pup arrived.   She delivered 7 small, healthy  puppies, much to our surprise.  We were not expecting it at all.  Dogs only go into heat once every 6 months so if they don't catch you have to wait another six months to breed them again.

I didn't clue in till the puppies were 7 weeks old what had happened.  Like I said, life moves on and you get busy with other things.  I was asking the Lord about her litter and thanking him for it cause she usually has two pups in a litter.  The most she ever had was 4 so this was a stunning surprise.

The Lord said, "I heard you all those nights in your room."  Well.... all the disappointment washed away as I played with those puppies.   I cried then and I am crying now as I type this.

He's faithful Saints.  Time spent with him is never wasted.

I wish I could tell you that my faith didn't waiver, but I'm not that strong.   This song about recovering all (that I wrote)  would come to my mind every so often and I would claim it.  Here's the link for it...

 Now all the puppies are in their new homes,  that we prayed in for them.   Some great friends helped me claim good homes for all of them.  Here's a link for a video of the puppies playing...

So.... I guess I want to encourage you not to give up.  I know I am going after some other stuff that's been stolen from my husband and I.  His grace will lead me and His grace will  lead you too. Hallelujah!

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson
1 week old.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christians and Israel

I was sent this by a friend and it's a very good article, full of insights we are not told by regular news media.  When I find out who wrote it I will put in the link so you can connect directly with their site. Their Email is
Brenda Gale Thompson


1. Israel Experienced Divine Protection Yet Again Vision For Israel Nov 23rd
While our American friends celebrated Thanksgiving, Israelis, too, are thankful. While there has been a terrible psychological toll, and immense property damage, even secular Israelis agree that the protection over Israel during the recent attacks has been nothing short of miraculous. Thank you for your prayers!
The people of Israel suffered through 1,506 rockets fired from Hamas terrorists in Gaza from November 14th through Wednesday night, November 21st. Because of advanced weaponry suspected to be given to Hamas by Iran, some of those rockets even reached the heartland areas of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The Iron Dome - A Miracle that Saved Countless Lives ......... Divine Protection: 421 rockets were intercepted by the "Iron Dome" Israeli missile defense system, which saved countless Israeli lives and 152 rockets fired from Gaza crashed back into Gaza.

Palestinian Rocket / Missile Attacks on Israel:

srael was on the receiving end of a total of 1,506 rockets that were fired from Gaza during Operation Pillar of Cloud.
At least 875 rockets, or 58 percent, landed in open areas
58 ­ 3.8% ­ rockets exploded in urban areas
Attempted launches of rockets failed 152 times

Success of the Iron Dome system The Iron Dome missile defence system scored 421 interceptions Overall success rate: 84%

IDF Strikes in Gaza:

he IAF carried out over 1,500 air strikes against targets in Gaza
19 high-level Hamas command centres were hit
980 underground rocket launchers were hit
140 smuggling tunnels were hit
66 tunnels “used for terrorist operations” were hit
42 Hamas operation rooms and bases were hit
26 weapon manufacturing and storage facilities were hit
Dozens of long-range rocket launchers and launch sites were also hit

Israeli Casualties: F ive Israelis were killed by rocket fire - 240 Israelis were injured

Palestinian Casualties: 177 Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes ­ 120 of them were “engaged in terrorist activities,” an IDF spokesman said
More than 900 Palestinians were injured

Top-ranking Hamas and Islamic Jihad Terrorists Who Were Targeted Included:

Ahmed Jabari, head of Hamas’ military wing – targeted on November 14
Habs Hassan Us Msamch, senior operative in Hamas’ police – targeted on November 15
Ahmed Abu Jalal, Commander of the military wing in Al-Muazi – targeted on November 16
Khaled Shaer, senior operative in the anti-tank operations – targeted on November 16
Osama Kadi, senior operative in the smuggling operations in the southern Gaza Strip – targeted on November 17
Muhammad Kalb, senior operative in the aerial defence operations – targeted on November 17
Ramz Harb, Islamic Jihad senior operative in propaganda in Gaza city – targeted on November 19

Despite the heroism of the IDF, five Israeli civilians were killed and another 240 injured. Also one young IDF solidier was killed. Cpl. Yosef Fartuk, 18, from Emmanuel, died on November 20th from a rocket fired from Gaza into Israel. But the reuslts could have been far, far worse without the protection of the Iron Dome, which many believe was used as an instrument of God to defend Israel.
Hodu L Adonai Ki Le Olam Chasdo - Lets give thanks to the Lord for His mercy (towards israel) endures forever

2. Egypt Intercepts Rockets Possibly Bound for Gaza ICEJ News Nov 23rd
Security forces in Egypt announced on Wednesday that they had captured a large shipment of weapons en-route to the increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula. The shipment, which included 108 warheads for the same Grad-type rockets which have been fired into Israel by Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip in recent weeks as well as 19,646 rounds of ammunition, was likely meant to be smuggled into Gaza. Security forces didn't comment on the likely source of the weapons, but the trucks carrying them were stopped on the main highway from the Nile Delta region to Libya, a country which has been the source of many weapons currently being sold on the Middle East region's black market Please pray that all current and future weapons shipments be discovered and destroyed before they are received by Hamas and other terror groups

3. Spy Satellite Spots Gaza Bound Weapons on Iranian Ship Ha Aretz News Nov 25th
Israeli spy satellites have spotted an Iranian ship being loaded with missiles that analysts say may be headed for Gaza, The Sunday Times reported.
According to the report, the cargo may include Fajr-5 rockets, like those that were fired by Hamas toward Israel and the stockpiles of which the Israel Defense Forces depleted during the recent round of fighting across the Gaza border, in addition to Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, which could be stationed in Sudan to pose a direct threat to Israel. “With a lot of effort, Iran has skillfully built a strategic arm pointing at Israel from the south,” an Israeli source was quoted as saying. The cargo would travel via the Red Sea, Sudan and Egypt, following a well-established route used by Iran to smuggle arms into Gaza, the Times reported. “We believe that Iranian warships anchored in Eritrea will accompany the weapons ship as soon as it enters the Red Sea,” an Israeli source said..
The shipment was reportedly prepared last week, at the same time as Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire that would end the eight-day long Operation Pillar of Defense. “Regardless of the cease-fire agreement, we will attack and destroy any shipment of arms to Gaza once we have spotted it,” an Israeli defense source told the Times. On Saturday, Reuters reported that senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar said Hamas would continue to arm itself with the help of Iran, though the truce signed in Cairo calls for a cessation of rocket fire at Israel, which Israel gave as its reason for launching its attacks in mid-November. "We have no choice but to continue to bring in weapons by all possible means," Zahar said, adding that he expected Tehran would "increase its military and financial support to Hamas". As above
please pray that all current and future weapons shipments be discovered and destroyed before they are received by Hamas and other terror groups

4. Obama’s Pledge of US Troops to Sinai Next Week Won Israel’s Nod for Cease-fire DebkaFileNews Nov 23
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to a cease-fire for halting the eight-day Israeli Gaza operation Wednesday night, Nov. 21, after President Barack Obama personally pledged to start deploying US troops in Egyptian Sinai next week. The conversation, which finally tipped the scales for a ceasefire, took place on a secure line Wednesday morning, just hours before it was announced in Cairo. The US and Israeli leaders spoke at around the time that a terrorist was blowing up a Tel Aviv bus, injuring 27 people. Obama’s pledge addressed Israel’s most pressing demand in every negotiating forum on Gaza: Operation Pillar of Cloud’s main goal was a total stoppage of the flow of Iranian arms and missiles to the Gaza Strip. They were smuggled in from Sudan and Libya through southern Egypt and Sinai. Hostilities would continue, said the prime minister, until this object was achieved.
Earlier, US officials tried unsuccessfully to persuade Israel to accept Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s personal guarantee to start launching effective operations against the smugglers before the end of the month. The trio running Israel’s Gaza campaign, Netanyahu, Defence Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, were willing to take Morsi at his word, except that Israeli security and intelligence chiefs assured them that Egypt has nothing near the security and intelligence capabilities necessary for conducting such operations. When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Jerusalem from Bangkok Tuesday, she tried assuring Netanyahu that President Obama had decided to accelerate the construction of an elaborate US system of electronic security fences along the Suez Canal and northern Sinai. It would also cork up the Philadelphi route through which arms are smuggled into the Gaza Strip. (The US Sinai fence project was first disclosed exclusively by us on Nov. 9). US security and civilian units will need to be deployed in Egyptian Sinai to man the fence system and operate it as an active counter-measure for obstructing the smuggling of Iranian weapons supplies.
The prime minister said he welcomed the president’s proposal to expedite the fence project, but it would take months to obtain Egyptian clearance. Mean-while, the Palestinians would have plenty of time to replenish their weapons stocks after Israel’s Gaza campaign. It was therefore too soon to stop the campaign at this point or hold back a ground incursion. Clinton was sympathetic to this argument. Soon after, President Obama was on the phone to Netanyahu with an assurance that US troops would be in place in Sinai next week, after he had obtained President Morsi’s consent for them to go into immediate action against Iranian smuggling networks. Netanyahu responded by agreeing to a cease-fire being announced in Cairo that night by Clinton and the Egyptian foreign minister, and to holding back the thousands of Israeli reservists on standby on the Gaza border. Our military sources report that the first air transports carrying US special forces are due to land at Sharm el Sheikh military airfield in southern Sinai in the next 48 hours and go into action against the arms smugglers without delay.
Please pray fhat Oama will keep to his promise to deploy the American soldiers in the Sinai

5. Gaza War is Over but the Hacker War is Not Aruz 7 News Nov 23
During the newly-concluded Gaza war, computer hackers affiliated with the global umbrella group Anonymous launched a campaign to take down Israeli government websites and do any damage possible to the computer systems that control Israel's infrastructure and financial institutions.
They failed. As Hamas fired 1,500 missiles at Israel, Anonymous hackers launched no fewer than 44 million attempts to hack into Israeli computer systems. Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said they were unsuccessful in all but one instance. One Israeli website was "wobbly for a few minutes," Steinitz told a press conference at the Government Computing Center in Jerusalem. (Note from BL: not quite the same story as appears elsewhere - I'm not sure which is true! ) Failing to take out official computer systems, Anonymous appears to now be attacking average Israelis. An Israeli hacker going by the handle "The_Joker80" informed the Hebrew technology website GeekSpot that Anonymous hackers had obtained the email addresses and passwords of 113,000 Israelis and supporters of Israel. The_Joker80 informed readers that nearly all of the addresses were from the online email services Yahoo!, Gmail, Walla and Hotmail, and recommended that all Israeli users of those services immediately change their passwords.

6. UN Votes for Recognition of Palestine Ha Aretz News Nov 29th
In a historic session of the United Nations in New York Thursday, exactly 65 years after passing the Partition Plan for Palestine, the General Assembly voted by a huge majority to recognize Palestine within the 1967 borders as a non-member state with observer status in the organization. Some 138 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 41 abstained and 9 voted against: Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, U.S., Panama, The Marshall Islands, Palau, Nauru, and Micronesia. Following the vote, U.S. UN envoy Susan Rice said the resolution does not establish Palestine as state, that it prejudges the outcome of negotiations, and ignores questions of security. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas delivered a hard-hitting speech in which he was highly critical of Israel, drawing extensive applause from the floor. "Palestine comes today to the General Assembly because it believes in peace and because its people, as proven in past days, are in desperate need of it," Abbas said. The Palestinian Authority chairman said "The moment has arrived for the world to say clearly: Enough of aggression, settlements and occupation."
"The world is being asked today to undertake a significant step in the process of rectifying the unprecedented historical injustice inflicted on the Palestinian people since Al-Nakba of 1948." "The General Assembly is called upon today to issue a birth certificate of the reality of the State of Palestine," Abbas said. He concluded his speech to a standing ovation.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, responded to Abbas' speech, saying that peace could only be achieved through negotiations, not via the UN route.
"For as long as President Abbas prefers symbolism over reality, any hope of peace will be out of reach. No decision by the UN can break the 4,000 year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel," Prosor said. Those who vote in favor are undermining peace, he said. "The UN was founded to advance the cause of peace. Today the Palestinians are turning their back on peace. Don't let history record that today the UN helped them along on their march of folly."
Prosor said that Israel remains committed to peace, but that "we won't establish another Iranian terror base in heart of our country."
Responding to Abbas' speech, Prime Minister Netanyahu's office released a statement saying the world had watched a speech "full of dripping venom and false propaganda against the IDF and Israeli citizens. This is not how someone who wants peace speaks." The statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said that no Palestinian state would be established without guarantees for the security of Israel, and that the way to peace would be through negotiations.
Netanyahu attacked the international community and said that “It doesn’t matter how many hands will be raised against it, there is no force in the world that would cause me to compromise Israel’s security.”
Netanyahu said the decision will not advance the establishment of a Palestinian state, but rather delay it. “Peace can only be achieved through negotiations between the sides with no preconditions, and not through unilateral decisions at the UN. I suggest not to be impressed by the applause at the UN. I remember the applause Israel received in the hall when it decided to unilaterally leave Gaza. We received applause and took missiles. Israel left Gaza and Iran entered. Exactly the same thing happened when we left Lebanon. As prime minister I will not allow another Iranian terror base in Judea and Samaria – in the heart of the country – one kilometer from the center of Jerusalem.” A senior official in Jerusalem said that Israel is not interested in carrying out immediate reactionary moves that would only serve to further focus international criticism of Israel, and not the Palestinians, who will be pressured after the UN move to renew negotiations with Israel without preconditions.
Please continue to pray that Israel will not give away any more of God's Holy Land

7. Iran Runs Simulations of Bomb Triple the Force of Hiroshima Blast Israel News Report Nov 26th
VIENNA - Iranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, according to a diagram obtained by The Associated Press. The diagram was leaked by officials from a country critical of Iran's atomic program to bolster their arguments that Iran's nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon. The officials provided the diagram only on condition that they and their country not be named. The International Atomic Energy Agency ­ the Vienna-based U.N. nuclear watchdog ­ reported last year that it had obtained diagrams indicating that Iran was calculating the "nuclear explosive yield" of potential weapons. A senior diplomat who is considered neutral on the issue confirmed that the graph obtained by the AP was indeed one of those cited by the IAEA in that report. He spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss the issue.
The IAEA report mentioning the diagrams last year did not give details of what they showed. But the diagram seen by the AP shows a bell curve ­ with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy both in kilotons ­ the traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The curve peaks at just above 50 kilotons at around 2 microseconds, reflecting the full force of the weapon being modelled. The bomb that the United States dropped on Hiroshima in Japan during World War II, in comparison, had a force of about 15 kilotons.
Please pray that Iran's nuclear ambitions will never come to pass
Other Israel Related Video Clips
An excellent 60 min expose on the Israel / Arab Conflict                           
For a concise look at Israel’s right to the land
For a clear exposition of the issue of the borders, FYI.
History in a Nutshell                        
Jan Willem van der Hoeven speaking at  IRI 2011
Israels Great Financial Future
Glen Beck Encourages Christians to stand with Israel
The Identity of the Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures
Interesting info from an Arab perspective
For those who want to boycott Israel
85 other YouTube videos about Israel at:


Saturday, December 1, 2012


Beautiful Lemon Sunflower

God's been good.  I have been learning some great life lessons and enjoying the journey.  (I just want to always be looking for the Sun(Son)! lol.

First new idea is that if I can't help the person directly then I shouldn't be talking about them.  The Bible has lots to say about 'slander'.  I couldn't believe how many scripture verses  I found!

Second new idea is that I should talk about Jesus until Holy Spirit tells me to be quiet.  Completely different perspective from most Christians especially at work.   I prayed for healing out loud  for someone at work that was a Christian and I could see that they were uncomfortable with it.

Another time I was sharing with someone higher up in the chain of command about how God told me to be careful in a situation and he remarked, "So you're a Christian?"  "YOU BET,"  I responded. Sad thing is he doesn't know that over half the people I work with are Christians,  they just don't talk about it.   Fear in it's various forms has caused them to take the easy way.... and the devil wins another round and we shame the one who suffered so much for us.

I don't know about you but I reckon myself dead to the flesh.... and any fear I discover I have,  I am working to eliminate.   I have overcome a few things and have a ways to go, but I'm going in the right direction!  I have found that it's easier to overcome  when I stay strong in  my Bible promises.

Third new idea  is that I am busy, so I have to make time to stay strong in the word.  I usually have about 40 minutes before I leave for work in the morning, so while I'm letting the dogs out and getting ready,  I've been turning on Dan Mohler on youtube and getting some good anointed word in me.   Good stuff.

Fourth  new idea is that business doesn't have to take you away from God's plan for your life.  It can force the decision making process, so that you pare away the things that don't really matter.  The choice is really up to you.

Holy Spirit has been helping me through some really busy weeks and my family and I aren't suffering and neither is my walk with the Lord.  Hallelujah!  Holy Spirit has been helping me to keep my priorities straight and I am so grateful!  I do not want to miss this end time move of God.  I want to be in it somehow, someway.

On that note, I am going to go sing the Lord a few songs and see what else he has to say before bed.
I Bless you  abundantly; physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, and relationally, in Jesus' name!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson