Author Della's Blog, Inspiration for Love!

The Prophetic Dust from the Bible.

Hey y’all, do you know what the first and greatest prophecy in the Bible is? Who gave this prophecy? And why? Could the dust of the earth be central to it all? Is the Bible all about the serpent in the Garden of Eden?

“Whaaaat in the world are you talking about, Della?” you ask. “Are you crazy?”

Maybe… But, in today’s world, the Bible is always under fire and criticism and doubt as to whether it is truly the word of God. Whether you like it or not, the Bible is the all time best selling book in the world. It is also the most read, most debated, most loved and the most hated too! But what is this book all about? What is at the core of it? Why do we have it here on earth?

Well, to answer that, we must start at the beginning, the Genesis of the Bible. And, of course, with man…mankind.

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the DUST of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Okay, so most of us are familiar with these scriptures, which are much debated as really happening this way. But I think these scriptures are the main theme to what the Bible, as a whole, is all about. Let me tell you why!

The main theme of the Bible is all about God’s prophecy and promise to the SERPENT!

After he, the serpent, hoodwinked Eve and Adam, he was very pleased with himself. Now the man and woman, whom God loved, owed their allegiance to him, not God. They had taken themselves from under God’s complete authority and placed themselves beneath him, the serpent, aka Satan. He thought they would forever worship him now! Yay! He had bested God! But then…then… Drum roll, please!! God came into the garden and began to sort out each individual’s wrong doing. And He brought punishment and partial judgement to each one, including the serpent, who, by the way, got the worst of it. But he didn’t know it or understand it until much, much, even thousands of years later.

What punishment? Adam would have to work by the sweat of his brow for thousands of generations to come. The serpent snickered. He didn’t care. He was enjoying this. Eve would deliver her children through labor pains now. I see the serpent snickering again. But then, God turned his eyes and attention on the serpent. His punishment was that he would lose his legs and have to slither over the ground and EAT THE DUST OF THE GROUND wherever he went forever! And then God gave the serpent a prophecy and a promise that sent chills of fear into the serpent causing him to be afraid of man forever!

And the Lord God said unto the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and all the beasts of the earth; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. Gen. 3:14-15

Then the serpents beautiful legs disappeared and he slithered away, afraid, eating dust now, what the man was created from. For every grain of dust he ate, he was reminded of man, the reason he lost his legs and ate dirt. And he hated mankind for it. As all the snakes slithered around on earth, eating dust, Satan, that old head serpent, tasted all the dust every serpent ate, what man was made from. He was reminded every second of his life that a man would come out of the dust-created woman he hated to crush his head, meaning authority, the authority he thought he had tricked Adam out of in the garden.

From that point, the rest of the Bible was all about God fulfilling that prophecy and promise He gave the serpent! The prophetic dust of that moment has been tormenting Satan ever since as he tastes all the dust every serpent eats and ate for thousands of years as they slither over the earth. It is the bitter dust of the same hatred and resentment he felt towards God for throwing him out of God’s Kingdom of Light. It’s in Satan’s mouth now causing him, Satan, to be tormented, terrified, and more bitter. For thousands of years Satan tried to find and kill that prophetic man, the seed of the woman, before he can crush Satan’s head, and God keep that promise.

So, if you ever wondered why Satan hates you so much; now you know. He has ate dust and dirt for thousands of years. And Satan values himself as too beautiful, important, and majestic to be so low as to have to eat dirt. In his hate and terror, he began looking for that man as men and women began to multiply on the earth. That is why he had Cain kill Able. Able was a righteous man.

“Ah! God considers Able a righteous man. I bet he’s the seed of that woman, Eve, that’s going to try and crush my head. I gotta get him killed.”

No, Able wasn’t the one. Satan peered at David when God had him anointed as the next king of Israel. He had Saul try for years to kill David, as he had Cain kill Able. Nope, King David wasn’t the one. God looked at Moses, he was a special baby. Now Satan was sure Moses was the one. He tried to kill him by trying to murder all the newborn Hebrew babies at that time. But no, Moses wasn’t the one. Enter in Virgin Mary!

The angel Gabriel came from God to Mary with God’s words in his mouth. He greeted her and said, “Hail, Mary, full of grace, fear not, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and will call his name Jesus.”

Mary did not fully understand, but she understood this was an angel from God. At his “words,” God’s words that He had put in Gabriel’s mouth; Mary accepted God’s request. When she did, that substanitive word of God that Gabriel spoke, went into Mary’s womb, and Jesus was conceived by and through that word of God. God, through His word, and Gabriel, reached into Mary’s womb and began to create Jesus, much as He did when He reached His hand down into the dust of the earth and personally created Adam. As the Apostle Paul wrote many times in the Bible that Jesus was the second Adam.

To understand this you have to think like this: A woman’s womb is like the fertile soil of the earth. A man’s sperm is his seed. A man plants his sperm, his seed in the fertile soil of a woman’s womb, to grow in seclusion, just as if you were to push a seed into the soil of the earth. You push it in, cover it up, water it, and in the seclusion of that soil, that seed will germinate and bring forth what the DNA and genetics created in that seed are. You will never plant a squash seed with the DNA and genetics of that squash and get a turnip in return.

God’s word, His seed, just as a regular seed in regular soil, was planted in the fertile soil of young Mary’s womb. It then brought forth the DNA and genetics of that word, which was a man, a son of God, whose name was Jesus. No man’s sperm created Jesus. He was created by the word of God, therefore, he was born the word of God, a storm busting, walking on water, food multiplying, demon busting, healing grace, dominion over the earth with all authority, the same authority Adam lost, “Word of God.” He could not be anything else. He was made in the likeness and image of God, his father, by his Father’s genetics and DNA.

Getting back to the prophecy and promise to the subtile, beautiful, evil serpent in the Garden of Eden; finally he picked the right man to try to kill. But no, Satan could not kill Jesus as a baby. But he would when Jesus was a grown man. Jesus was ready to do his Father’s will at 12 years old. But God knew he would need a stronger body, a grown man’s body, to withstand the punishment that Satan would dish out before and at the cross.

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and affected, yet he did not open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And like a sheep is silent before his shearers, he did not open his mouth.

Why didn’t Jesus plead for his life? Why didn’t he use all his authority to squash them before they could hurt him and kill him?

Because he know the prophecy and promise God gave to the serpent. The serpent was about to strike Jesus’s, the prophetic seed of the woman, heel. And Jesus knew, with all the power and authority in him, that when Satan did this, he would then, and only then, be able to open his mouth and crush Satan’s head. BAM!!

Satan did not understand this. He believed, as all liars believe their own lies, especially him being the father of lies, that he was about to best God by killing his son, Jesus, before Jesus could crush his head. As always, Satan, filled with terror and bitterness, rushes ahead trying to abort disaster to himself. Satan is evil and cunning, but has no wisdom, and very little understanding. He even aborted his own life in God before God was finished with him. He was in love with himself and all the beautiful attributes that God had lavishly bestowed on him, so he stepped out of his place and purpose because he wasn’t willing to wait on God to finish creating him. Led, of course, by putting his own desires, due to pride, ahead of God’s will and plan for him. Much as many of us are today.

We allow Satan to cause us to abort our life in God, just as he did his, because we want to rush ahead of God thinking we know better than God what our lives should be. Satan is the beginning of our aborted lives. We can’t wait for God to finish us out and learn what he created us for, just as Satan did. And if it doesn’t turn out as we dreamed and anticipated, we turn angry and bitter towards God, blaming Him, just as Satan did and does. Satan points his finger and blames God. Satan will not, and has never, taken responsibility for his actions against God, and Gods plan and purpose for him.

But Jesus accomplished his first purpose here on earth, and did not allow Satan to cause him to abort his life and purpose when Satan tempted him in the wilderness as Jesus fasted and prayed for forty days and nights. It was the beginning of him crushing Satan’s head, his temporary authority over man. Satan did not understand this, if he had he would not have killed the King of Glory!

Jesus did not open his mouth when he was being crucified because he was waiting until he took our sins to hell so we would not have to go there. Then he opened his mouth and spoke in hell!!! You see, Jesus was innocent. Satan was never supposed to take a innocent person to hell. Only guilty people go to hell!

Psalm 24:7-10: Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Jesus, King of Glory, Lord of Hosts went through the gates of hell. And when the gates of hell recognized him and worshiped him, Satan trembled. He knew he had been had! Jesus, the word of God finally spoke in hell and defended himself crying out that he was innocent of trespassing against God. Therefore, Hell could not hold him. He took authority and the keys over death, hell, and the grave. BAM! in your face, Satan. Jesus just crushed your head!

God kept His promise to the serpent, that old devil Satan. That prophecy came true. The seed of the woman, the woman created from Adam’s rib, who was created from the dust, crushed Satan’s head, his authority over man, and all the dominion that God gave Adam and his generations. And Jesus is giving it back to us, his body, his church, all the believers who have confessed their sins and invited Jesus into their hearts. We may not look like much now! But wait until Jesus finishes with us! We WILL be LIKE him!

And in the resurrection, when our bodies and spirits come back together and unite, just as Jesus’s did, we will have an eternal body, like Christ. Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

We will be conformed–become similar in form and type–to what Jesus became when he arose from his borrowed tomb. Jesus himself said this: John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Even though Jesus has crushed Satan’s head, Satan still has to eat that dust, the same dust that every serpent on earth has to eat as they slither around on earth. Oh how he hates it, because now it reminds him of his crushing defeat when he had Jesus, who was innocent of all sins, delivered to the cross to die. He became the King of Glory! He is now king over heaven and the earth; over death, hell and the grave. He is king over Satan. Oh how Satan hates that!

So, wherever you are at right now, give King Jesus a loud clap-praise for dying for us, taking our sins to hell so we don’t ever have to go there, and crushing Satan’s head and giving us all a chance at eternal life, the kind of eternal life God envisioned us all having in the Garden of Eden when he walked and talked with Adam and Eve in love.

I could go on and on. But to GOD BE THE GLORY, FOR GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!

This was a longer post that I usually write, but I felt it necessary to get in as many points of the Bible truly being the inspired word of God!

As always, if you do not know Jesus as your personal savior, I plead with you to right now confess your sins, repent and invite Jesus into your heart. Because the Bible is truly all about Jesus, the promise of God, and the redemption he brought to us here on earth.

I would love to hear from you. Please drop me a comment. If you accepted Jesus as your savior, please let me know.

You can find me on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, TruthSocial and a few more. If you are newly saved and need a handbook for your home, consider my non-fiction book, Inside Sarah’s Tent, Birthing God’s Blessings Inside Your Home.

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Inside Sarah’s Tent, Birthing God’s Blessings Inside Your Home: A handbook for the home.

You will also love its companion book for your home: Emma’s Moments where little question box, and sometimes naughty, Emma needs her mom, Mom Sarah, to write and read her stories to help her understand God, salvation, and why she looks and acts as she does. These 6 stories are a combination of fun poetry and stories your children and you will love. These stories will whet their appetites to learn more about God, their heavenly Father and how they can truly relate to Him.

Emma’s Creation Moments: Emma learns how God created the earth in this fun and color filled story of special moments that a child can relate to.

And Emma, God Made a Mud Pie: This story colorfully describes how God created the first mud-pie man, and everyone else all the way down to Emma herself.

Adam and Eve, What’s That Color You’re Wearing? Mom Sarah writes this story for Emma to understand what happened in the Garden of Eden and how it is okay to be sad sometimes.

Faces in Angels’ Wings, The World Emma Couldn’t See: In this fun story, Mom Sarah teaches Emma about the spiritual world, how to pray, the importance of prayer, and how God answers her prayers. It will leave you and your children with a smile and a happy note.

Emma’s Heaven Day X 2: Mom Sarah, in this story, helps her little question box, Emma, begin to understand and relate to a heaven she couldn’t see. Emma begins to see why heaven has rules and she should follow them.

And last, but not least, a very cute and fun story: Emma, Noah, and the Ringed-Tailed Raccoons. In this story Mom Sarah writes and reads to Emma about a group of miscreants on the Ark. Mom Sarah teaches her question box, Emma, about the consequences of being a trouble maker and why she needs to learn to share and not become selfish.

I know you and your family will greatly enjoy both of these book, one for adults and one for children. They will become a treasure in your home.

With love and blessings, from Romance & the Homestead,


Author Della's Blog, Inspiration for Love!

The Lunatic Spin Cycle II And how to get out of it!

When I was a child, I spake as a child, thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Well, y’all, it’s me, Della again sharing my thoughts on the culture we live in. I don’t know if you read The Lunatic Spin Cycle I or not, but if you haven’t you might want to give it a spin–sorry, couldn’t help myself! Here: Has the World Been Thrown Into a Lunatic Spin Cycle? What is wrong with people?

What’s wrong with people? Where is all this lunatic vagueness coming from. In Lunatic Spin Cycle I, I shared where I thought it hailed from. And I gave some thoughts what we could do about it. We all know that it has gotten so bad, so toppsy-turvy in our culture out there that bad has become good and good is now bad. And don’t you dare speak any real truth, especially Godly truth, or you will be vilified, called names, shut down on social media, and some have been killed! And, some of our family members have kicked us to the preverbal curb! Yeah, it’s bad.

Why is this happening? Why, why, why? Well, it has gotten so bad, and deep that no one solution will stop it, or even hinder it. We are in a long road of hard work to bring back Godly righteousness into the world. Everybody and his brother now has their own “my truth,” whatever that means. We all know that judgement begins at the house of God, right?

1 Peter 4:17 For it is time for judgement to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

Let’s talk about that for a bit. First; the house of God. What is that…exactly? A building or a body of believers? We do know this: The body of Christ Jesus is a group of people that have repented of their sins and invited Jesus into their hearts; they are the true Church, Ekklesia. Church means this: The Greek or Latin term for the Christian Church as a whole.

So, if this is the meaning of Church, what does it mean to ‘go to church’? Some say this is it: Hebrew 10:24-25 And let us consider one another in order to stir up the love and the good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching.

Okay, so according to history, for over 300 years after Christ died, all believers assembled, gathered together, or met at a believer’s house, their own home, not a building off to the side somewhere that nobody knows who really owns. What changed? I’ll tell you what did not change…God, Jesus or Holy Ghost! What did not change was the gospel according to Jesus, the center of the gospel. What did not change was prayer and following Christ Jesus, even through persecution.

So what changed? Without going into a lot of historical detail, I can tell you that the first “church building” was given to the believers in Rome, Italy when a man called Constantine became the ruler. Before him, only pagans worshiped in an offset building, besides the jews who had worshiped in Solomon’s temple or Herod’s rebuilt temple that was torn down after Jesus was crucified, just as he said it would be, by the way. Does that imply something to you about the growing body of Believers, at that time. One worship place destroyed; another growing by becoming believers in Jesus, the Messiah, bodies whose hearts are now filled with Holy Spirit; the body of Christ. Our bodies now have become the temple, the covenant now resting in us, through the forgiveness of sin.

Why am I saying all this? Because I want to ask you one question, and it is this: Do you believe that going to Church on Sunday is how you truly serve the Lord as a Christian? Do you believe that building is the true “house of God,” the true “Bethel,” which means house of God?

We have to assemble ourselves…right? Let’s take a look at what that verse doesn’t say. It doesn’t say what day of the week, or how many times a week or month to assemble. It doesn’t say where to assemble. It just says assemble yourselves together. It doesn’t say to assemble to serve the Lord. It says to exhort one another. Exhort means to lift each other up and strongly encourage someone to do something. When Paul wrote this scripture about assembling, believers were assembling in each other’s homes encouraging each other by talking about Jesus, the gospel, and how wonderful he was in their lives. Assembling with other believers, encouraging each other is great, but the rest of the week is where the rubber meets the road. Are you following Jesus with your cross on your back the rest of the week?

What does this all have to do with the Lunatic Spin Cycle of evil in today’s culture? I’ll tell you. I believe that pressing people to come to church and allowing them to believe that this is serving the Lord, has left us powerless and wide open to Satan’s evil, persuasive spin on serving Jesus. He put Adam and Eve in the Lunatic Spin Cycle by spinning God’s commandment, His word to them in the Garden and caused them to sin. They knew what God had told them, but he, Satan, that old Serpent, gave them an alternate choice that sounded really good…but wasn’t, was it?

Want to learn more about our choices and who is behind them? Click here: Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?

Here is what Jesus said about following him: Matthew 16:24 And Jesus said to his disciples, “If any man will come after me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me.

Jesus doesn’t live in a church building, but in the hearts of his believers/followers. We are now the temple of Holy Spirit. Jesus said this: John 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

In most churches today, not all, but a good percentage, they sweet-feed the sheep. They do not teach about sin or hell. Most are seeker friendly and condone certain sinful lifestyles. There is a slackness about keeping the real word of God, the gospel being preached, so there is no conviction of sin, and therefore no salvation being given and the true gospel is put on a shelf to gather dust.

On a side note: When my daddy used to stall a calf or steer, (lock him in a stall or stable) he gave him sweet feed to fatten him up before he took him to the slaughter house. Let that sink in.

Why am I saying all this? What does this have to do with the Lunatic Spin Cycle of this crazy culture? How can we fix any of it?

Because of such lax morals today, many now take the broad, easy way of life, even if they go to church. Fighting the good fight of faith is left out on many levels of Church. Is anything wrong with going to church? I would say no. I love going to church, but for the right reasons, to be exhorted and to exhort others. But that is the easy way. So if it is, what is the hard way?

It is not as hard to go to church now as it was 50 years ago. Why? They don’t preach the gospel. When the gospel was preached, the power of God was there. When the gospel was preached, people became convicted of their sin beneath the power of God. As a result, a lot of people did not want to go. Being under the conviction of their sins was very uncomfortable. They wanted to keep the comforts of their sin. But many who heard the gospel eventually came to Christ because they did not want to go to hell.

Church in today’s Lunatic Spin Cycle culture is all about self-centeredness, what God can do for them, not how to pick up their cross and follow Jesus. Jesus is not the center of churches anymore. It is all about what Jesus can do for the individual and how he is supposed to answer all their prayers, give them money and position and power to live their life their way in all the comforts the world can provide. They make no pretense about it. They believe that is what Jesus is all about, doing for them, following their thoughts and ways. They believe that if you are persecuted and not receiving a wealth of material blessings you aren’t living right for God somehow, when in fact, it is the other way around. As it is plainly written in the Bible. If you are persecuted it is because you ARE living for Jesus, preaching the gospel and witnessing His truth to people, aka, the lost. And if you pick up your cross, which is your life, and deny yourself and follow Christ Jesus, you will be persecuted. Satan will see to it. On this I can testify. You will be called names: hate filled, non-inclusive, religious nut, racist, xenophobe, homophobe, too hard, too blunt, blah, blah, blah, and etc., etc., etc.

We can only stop the lunatic spin cycle one person at a time. Not growing in Christ is not growing up in the spirit to become a spiritual adult minded person. A spiritual adult can eat the meat of the Bible, the truth. We no longer have to drink milk. Remember: “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I thought and understood as a child; but when I became a man, I put childish things aside. Only a child thinks he is supposed to get what he or she wants all the time.

We must put aside the childish notion that going to a church building a few times a week is serving Jesus or God. We must begin to follow Jesus as the rock, the cornerstone of our Christianity and take to heart living a life based on God’s truth, not what the culture says. There is no truth is this lunatic spin cycle culture that we live in. We have to grow up and put aside childishness and be spiritually adult people and parents to set an example for our children and grandchildren. We must stand up, and stand our precious Godly ground and be able to speak God’s truths anywhere to anyone he, the Lord Jesus, wants us to. We have to get back to serving Jesus as the Bible says, and not the ultra modern churches of today who are a willing part of the lunatic spin cycle culture.

Grow up, stand up, stand your ground, and speak God’s truth into a lost, hurting and loveless world. These may even be your own family who are in the spin cycle. They are starving for God’s truth and love and don’t even know it.

Jesus said this: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given unto me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even unto the end of the age. Matthew 28:18-20

I will tell you this, going to church is not the number one way to serve Jesus or God. Sharing the gospel, just as Jesus commanded them to here in Matthew, is number one! Going to Church on Sunday is easy, and in a lot of ways good for God’s people. Don’t believe that you are serving God by going there if you are not sharing the gospel with as many people as you can, and growing into a spiritual adult outside of these meeting called, “Going to Church”.” Outside of the church walls is where you will do most of your growing as an adult, spiritual person who can not only eat the meat of the gospel, but you will be able to share it to those who are spiritually starving for it. This is how you become the person God’s wants you to be. If you pick up your cross and follow Jesus, he will grow you and give you direction.

This is how we overcome the Lunatic Spin Cycle of the culture; by overwriting it with the gospel, saving as many souls as you can, and teaching them the real truth; to obey everything Jesus commands us to, just as he told his disciples right before he ascended into heaven on a cloud of God’s glory in front of them. All authority in heaven and on earth has been given unto me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even unto the end of the age. Matthew 28:18-20

When I was a child I spake as a child, thought as a child, understood as a child, but when I became a man, I put childish things aside.

We must choose not to follow Satan and his childishness in this Lunatic Spin Cycle culture. Let us put childish things aside. God is and always will be the adult in the room! We must choose to follow Christ, even in the face of persecution, or loosing the material things in this life; even loosing people that mean something to us. We must choose to let go of this world, culture and cling to Jesus. To learn more about our choices click here: Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?

To learn more about becoming a responsible adult, click here: Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

To God be the Glory! Great things he has done!

I love y’all! Thank you for sticking to the end of this blog.

With love, from Romance & the Homestead


If you would like to see choices in action and the results of the difference between Godly choices and choices based on self and fear, you will thoroughly enjoy my last published book in my series, Snowflakes, Carolina Snowflakes, In Loving Katie Marie.

Pastor William Gallagher had just lost everything, through no fault of his own. But he vowed he was not going to lose his daughter Katie Marie. So he ran with her. Was it the right choice? If they found him he knew he would lose her too. But what choice did he have? And why couldn’t he forget the beauty, Lilly Noel who had been so kind to him and Katie Marie?

Lilly Noel had been waiting on the right man all her adult life. When William entered her life, she thought he was the one. But when his truth came out, Lilly found herself in a heartbreaking position. If she stood with William’s enemy, as she felt God was leading her to, she would lose him and her heart would break. But if she stood with William, she would have to go against her faith, and her heart would break. What choice did she have? What choice did she choose?

Come find out the choices both Lilly and William made that would spin things around. Could they find their way to love and keep their true faith?

Come find out, In Loving Katie Marie. You will love the ending.

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For more life choices, romance, and love, you will also love To Love Thine Enemy, in this series.

In this love story, LaBelle, Lilly’s sister, made a hard, life changing choice that she thinks may have cost her the life of her husband, Chase, and their son, Charlie Chase’s, a father. As the guilt beat at her every day, she prayed and needed God to answer her question: Did I make the wrong choice, Lord?

Enter in John Paul Emanuel, Chase’s ex-military buddy. LaBelle knew he could have her answer. Only one problem…he hated her and blamed her for Chase’s death.

John Paul knew he should give LaBelle Chase’s letter, but chose not to because he did not believe she deserved it. But was his stance softening as he heard her sweet voice singing?

What will the outcome be from their choices? Will LaBelle’s prayer be answered? Can love find a way as these choices drew them together on a battle line both were not willing to lose?

Can Chase, her deceased husband, have the answer to their battle because of a choice he made?

Come find out in, To Love Thine Enemy:

To Love Thine Enemy: Carolina Snowflakes

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Has the World Been Thrown Into a Lunatic Spin Cycle? What is wrong with people?

When I was a child, I spake as a child, but when I became a man, I put childish things aside.

This probably will not be a popular blog… But, I feel it is a necessary one. Don’t hate me when I say the things I’m about to say.

Hey y’all, it’s me, Della again. I’ve been trying to put some thoughts out there about the things, important things, I’ve learned over time…my life. With all the things going on in the world, in today’s time–I learned certain people are threatening nuclear war!!! Can you believe it? Yeah, I can. Has the world been thrown, or purposefully drawn, into a lunatic spin cycle? What is wrong with them? Where is all the “lunatic vagueness” coming from.

Well, to start with, from a Christian world view, which is supposed to be truth from the lens of God, who is the truth, by the way; what is wrong with people today is that they are choosing the wrong meat to eat. Which, by the way, is a wrong CHOICE. (If you want to learn about our choices and where they come from, click here: Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?

I believe the unto fore unheard of irresponsibility of today’s population is at the root of it. Or should I say “the rot” of it? What do I mean? Let’s break it down. Again, Don’t hate me!

I could probably write a book about how this irresponsible behavior began in and around the 1960’s era when Flower Power, rock-n-roll, free sex and hallucinogenic drugs began to flow like a free wheeling river into the cultures. They talked about the power of love, but I believe it was anything but.

Since then almost every child has been led to believe that drinking alcohol, taking drugs and having as many sex partners as you want is a right-of-passage, even in Christianity. It’s as if, out of some dark hole, the culture is spewing something like this: You don’t need integrity, morals, or responsibility towards others. Live totally for yourself! Be anything you want! If if feels good, do it! Is this, or is this not lunacy? I leave that question here for you to answer for yourself.

But I believe–as having been through that culture myself–that we were and are being led down a broad, dark alley into a black trap that is almost impossible to get out of.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11

Not only do the people who believe you don’t need integrity, morals, or be responsible towards others, want you to believe it, they want want this to be who you become, your everyday actions. What they don’t want is for you to conduct your life in any kind of responsible, respectful, or moral, Biblical manner. If you do, you will get a shaming beat down. They will say you are the most un-inclusive, extremist, racist, xenophobe, hate filled, etc, etc, etc. On and on they will go with the shaming, name calling. But we know we are not these things, and we have to vigilantly stand, and hold our ground, because it is a righteous ground.

Are we in a lunatic spin cycle? Do you feel as if your head is spinning? Where did this confusion come from? What can we do about it?

I’ll tell you where it didn’t come from. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians 14:33. Satan is the author of confusion because of his lies. Jesus called Satan the father of lies. Lies cause confusion; they muddy the clear waters so people cannot see to the bottom of the water, the important things in this life, real truth about life and what we are supposed to become, and be.

What are we supposed to become? How do we get out of the lunatic spin cycle of Satan’s lies? Where do we start?

We start with individual choices…and the word of God.

Again, if you want to discuss more about our God-given choices, click here: Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?

The Bible says that when we repent of our sins and accept Jesus into our heart we become a new creature in Christ. The old man (person) passes away and we become a new person. That new person is now under the Kingship of King Jesus. Satan is Beelzebub, PRINCE of darkness. Not a king; a PRINCE, not a king, and is ruler over a PRINCIPALITY, not a kingdom, and certainly not The Kingdom of God! Although, he and his puppets, his bobble-heads who do his evil bidding, would have you to believe otherwise.

But YOUR allegiance as a new creature in Christ (King) Jesus, is to start becoming what he created you to be, (which is now your main responsibility) when he planned you to be born from the foundation of the world; when he wrote a book about you. As such, God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit expect you to let them lead you into all truths; truths about yourself and who He created you to become, and about your fellow man, your neighbor and your family. He created you to become a RESPONSIBLE adult believing and living God’s truths. God said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 1 John 7:4-10 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is God, and whoever loves has been born of God, and knows God.

How do we start to do that? To start becoming a responsible adult in the truth, you first have to recognize the lie. What lie, you might ask? This one: It is a lie that as teenagers it is okay, and expected, for you become drunken and into the impurity of sexual sin. It is a lie that you are expected to rebel against your parents and treat them with disrespect and meanness. God’s truth is this: Exodus 20:12 and Ephesians: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right; honor your father and mother that it may go well with you, and you may live long in the land. Romans 13:13 Let us behave properly, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. Listen y’all, this kind of behavior is childishness, only serving the spirits of selfishness and self-centeredness, which is of Satan. It is a LIE. Let me repeat: It is a LIE. It is confusion. We should tell ourselves, our children, and grandchildren that these things are a lie from Satan and his satanic culture that has worked hard to bring to pass.

Also: Exodus 21:17 Whoever curses his father or mother shall be put to death. This one is a hard one and now this law comes under Jesus and his authority to carry out the judgement. If you’ve ever cursed your parents or cursed at them, and you are having a hard time in life, you are living under the judgement of that curse. Repent of this immediately so your life may right its self through Jesus’s forgiveness. This is why he died for us, to forgive us here on earth for our sins and to move us forward into his righteousness and an adult, and God into blessings us with blessings only an adult can handle. Cursing your father or mother is breaking one of God’s Ten Commandments, so yes that is a grievous sin. It is a crime (sin) against The Kingdom of God, and also childishness.

As a responsible adult we should never mistreat our parents, but honor them. Also as an adult and parent, it is our duty to discipline our children, in the Lord. As a result of the toxic lies coming out of the devil’s black hole of lies, honest, everyday, sane parents began, in the 80’s, to be ridiculed by the media and the government for spanking and disciplining their children. Then they had an arm of the law come in and take peoples’ children just for spanking them. But according to God, and His word, His truth, we parents, who were not abusing our children, but disciplining our children, as parents had for thousands of years, were doing what God expected us to do.

I’m not saying abuse wasn’t out there, cause it was. But mudding the waters by saying spanking was abuse, and vilifying everyday, sane, and loving parents, to me, took away from real abuse by troubled and toxic parents, and put everyone’s attention on spanking and left the real abuse and abusers on the sidelines. But that is just me.

Proverbs 13:24 Whoever spares the rod, hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Proverbs 29:17 Discipline your son and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart. I could go on and on with the scriptures that tell us to discipline our children. I’ll ask you this and then leave this part here. Did you believe the culture’s lies that if you spanked or disciplined your child that you were an abuser? Or did you, as a Christian, a believer of Jesus Christ and God the Father, a believer of the Bible as God’s word, go with God and his word?

The toxic culture who led us to believe that alcohol, drugs, sex, and partying, were a right-of-passage, ingrained that lie into all our children, and even us through movies, video games, schools, and colleges. This is natural, they said. Lie. The real damaging thing this culture also taught us was to just look the other way. And even as moral, Godly people, most of us did. When we believed them and did this, we did a grave, immoral injustice to, not only ourselves, but also our children and every generation after us. We, as Christians first, then parents, need to deeply repent of this and begin to abide by God’s word again. It’s okay to realize and say we were wrong. It’s the first step to repentance, recovery, and reconstituting God’s word and law back into the land. Put God, and His principles, His word back into the land and He will heal it.

If my people, who are called by my name shall pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. Here, wicked ways are sin. It means to repent and repent means turn from the way you are going, and go in a different direction.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, and I thought as a child. But when I became a man (adult), I put my childish ways aside.

So, here, I have dealt with the word responsibility and how it will help you grow into becoming an adult, a Godly person and a sane, righteous parent raising your children as God expects you to do. I touched on how to begin to turn away (repent) from Satan’s lies and stop the insanity spin on your life and, through God’s word, not only let your life begin to right its self, but become a sane thinking adult. Putting Satan’s lies aside, which God views as childishness, and rebuking Satan will begin to clear some of the muddy waters in your thinking, your view of yourself and the insane spinning of this world’s satanic mindset around us. If you would like more information about adulting and responsibility as a Christian, here you go: 1. Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out? And here: 2. Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

In the next blog, I will talk about other things we can and should do to stop Satan’s spinning lies and how to overcome some of the childishness he has tried to ingrain in every culture. We will bring Satan’s lies beneath the light of God and His love for us and expose Satan for who and what he is: The Father of Lies!

Thank you for hanging in there with me on this longer and rambling blog!

I love you all and so does our Lord, Jesus.

If Jesus is NOT your Lord and Savior today, why not let him become your savior. Just tell him you are sorry for breaking God’s laws and you want him, Jesus to come into your heart. If you do your part, he will do his! He loves you so much and I know if you are reading this he is drawing you near to him because he wants to give you the eternal life he promised us all. But in order to get it we have to come to it through and by him.

Let me know if you did. I would love to hear your comments or testimony about how Jesus has changed your life and exposed Satan’s negative lies in your life!

With love, from Romance & the Homestead,


If you would like to see and example about the wrong way to discipline a child compared to God’s way, you will love my first book in the second set of stories in my Snowflakes series, Carolina Snowflakes.

No one knew the depth of darkness in Chase Boudreaux but Chase. Or why it was there, but him. No one knew how much he wanted to get out of that darkness and live a different life, but Chase and God. No one knew the answer to his heart cry, but God. And no one knew the depth of his despair at how far off the mark he knew he had failed, not even him, even though many loved him and tried to help him. Why did he believe that true redemption was for everyone but him?

Come find out about Chase, his struggles and the people who truly loved him and laid down their life to help him, especially his faithful, loving, and beautifully loyal wife, LaBell Noel Boudreaux. Chase’s story will make you smile, break your heart and make you cry, but through his story your faith in a loving God will be reaffirmed! Plus you will fall in love with the love and romance in this story between Chase, LaBelle and Chase’s marine buddy, J. P. in, To Love Thine Enemy!

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One reviewer wrote: This is the 4th book in Ms. Strickland’s Snowflake series. In the Nevada Snowflake series, descriptions of the countryside brought back memories of when I lived in the high plains. I could smell the dust! I have greatly enjoyed all these books, but “To Love Thine Enemy” is my favorite so far. In all her books, she uses enough description for the reader to picture the scene but not so much as to get bogged down in excess words. “To Love Thine Enemy” is a very different kind of story with surprises thrown in. Without giving too much away, the “grave reminiscin’s” were a very pleasant surprise. It makes you think differently. And I actually cried at the end, which I rarely do when reading a book. Great job, Della!

Here is the first in my Snowflakes series, Snowflakes in Nevada.

The Love of the Caretaker: Snowflakes in Nevada

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Do we call God a liar with our choices? What choice of fruit are we picking?

Do we call God a liar with our choices? Did Satan tell Eve that God was a liar in order for her to pick the wrong fruit? What choice of fruit are we picking as Christians? How do we combat picking the wrong “fruit” for our lives? Did Eve quote scriptures to Satan, as Jesus did in the wilderness in his hour of temptation?

Upon waking every day, we start making choices: to get up, what to wear, what’s for breakfast, and so on. Choices, it’s what we do…all day long. Don’t you think it’s kinda strange that Adam, in the garden, was only given choices by God? Well, he was. But also, he was given a “not to do” that was not a choice, not to eat of the forbidden fruit from the forbidden tree. You will notice that the only OTHER choice given to Adam and Eve was by the serpent. It was, and became, a bad choice. It wasn’t that they did not remember God’s words to them not to touch it or eat of it, because Eve did repeat God’s word to the serpent.

The woman said to the serpent, “We many eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'”

And like Jesus in the wilderness fasting for 40 day and nights, when Satan presented him with a different choice than what Jesus knew God wanted him to do, Jesus quoted scriptures back to Satan, the serpent, using God’s words, just as Eve did. The difference was that Jesus did not succumb to Satan’s persuasive argument the first time, second time, or even the third time, even though he was tempted.

But, Adam and Eve, unfortunately DID succumb.

Well, you might say, they didn’t have any scriptures to quote from.

Well, yes they did. Not written, of course, but what is written scriptures but the spoken word of God, just as God’s word to them, Adam and Eve, in the garden was not to touch or eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Written or spoken, if God speaks, it is His word and it will not bend, break, or change.

But, you might say, wasn’t Jesus different than Adam? or Eve?

No, he wasn’t. Both were created by God, one straight from the ground, and one in Mary, Jesus’s mother’s womb. They were both directly created by God. They were and are the only two. Adam and Jesus were not created by man. Eve was created directly from the man, Adam. Every other person born on earth are from man, either from a womb or cloned. God created Jesus in Mary’s womb without a man’s sperm.

Jesus became the “seed of the woman” that God prophesied to the serpent, that old serpent Satan, when he brought a judgement to Satan in the garden, after he brought a judgement to both Adam and to Eve. You see, God did not blame the serpent alone for their wrong choices of disobedience made at that tree. He singled each one out for their own individual choice to go against Him, God. They each broke a word from God, and His word is law. But note this here, God will also singe each and every one of us out for our disobedience to His word, our crimes (sin) against heaven.

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15 NKJV

Note the pronouns of “he” and “him” here; a person. You see, when the serpent, Satan, which means adversary, tempted Eve, he did essentially called God a liar.

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Satan did the same with Jesus in the wilderness. Subtle, subversive, persuasive, and evil incarnate, Satan will always give us a choice that calls God a liar, himself the truth, even though he is the total opposite of truth.

When Adam and Eve decided to be disobedient to God, their father, they were essentially saying, with their actions, He was wrong, misspoken…a liar. We do the same when we disobey God’s word, choose a different path. Most of us don’t realize that a different path other than God’s will, is a choice given to us by Satan.

That is why Jesus was always one hundred percent obedient to his Father…God. Jesus, through disobedience, would never call his Father, God a liar.

The moral of the story…every time we as individuals are disobedient to God, we are essentially calling God a liar. Because God’s word is true. And we become the liars.

Jesus said this, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NKJV

Let God be the truth, and every man be a liar. Romans:3:4

Jesus was and is the living word of God…the truth. God is the truth. That is why God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are one-in-the-same. They are truth! God can never lie, because truth can never lie. The truth will always be the truth whether we are obedient to it or not.

Jesus also said this. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21 NKJV

How many of us today, if we challenge ourselves truly, can say we are doing the will of our Father, God? I will tell you this…the first order of business in our lives to do the will of God is to accept Jesus Christ as our savior. This choice IS THE BEGINNING OF DOING THE WILL OF FATHER GOD!

If you have not, repent of your sins today, quit calling God a liar, and ask Jesus to come into your heart. If you say you don’t need Jesus and can go to heaven some other way, you ARE calling God a liar.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that WHOSOEVER believes in him shall have everlasting life.” John 3:16 in any version of the Bible.

If you are sincere, and accepted Jesus as your savior, he will come into your heart and give you eternal life with him and our Father God. And praise the Lord!!!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. If you accepted Jesus please let me know so I can rejoice with you and the angels in heaven. Every time a sinner repents, the angels in heaven rejoice.

With love to you,

From Romance & the Homestead,


In my books, the Snowflakes Series, each of my characters learn that each of them are a unique individual created by God. Just as a snowflake is. Guess how many unique snowflakes are in a snow storm? Can’t guess? Well, no one can. Just as no one can guess the number of Abraham’s children. Why? God told Abraham that his children would be as the sand of the seas, and the stars in the heavens. It was God’s promise, His word to Abraham. If you are a Christian, you have been adopted into the body of Christ, and as such, because Jesus was a Jew, an Israelite, a descendent of Abraham, you are too! If you are not, you are still a unique creation of God. And God created you for a reason. That first and number one reason is to come to God through Jesus.

It is not God’s will that …any should perish, but all should come to repentance.

In each of my stories my characters have circumstances where they too have to make choices; to do God’s will, or not to. Just as we are in life. And as such, they have to deal with their struggles and the outcome of each choice, just as we do. Because that is what a Christian life is all about, trials in life where we have to make a choice. It is best to always choose to be obedient to God, even if we think the outcome is not going to be what we want.

In my first Snowflake story, The Love of the Caretaker, the main character, Molly, has some difficult choices to make, to give up the love of her life, Dance, rodeo champion, or be obedient to God!

Come find out what choices Molly makes and the final outcome of her choices in The Love of the Caretaker. And the hard choices Dance had to struggle with to come into the will of God and find true love.

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In book two of my Snowflakes Series, Sandy Iris has to make a choice of running from her past still, or confronting it. She certainly cannot bare her soul to the wealthy, and ultra handsome Lucas, or can she? Could she change her opinion of him? Could he of her? And what about that first kiss? Could it change everything? Could true love be in the air at the Jake & Jewel Ranch?

Come find out what choices Sandy Iris and Lucas make in, Journey into Love.

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In book three of Snowflakes, Cindy has led a troubled life, and rejected the same man twice. But when she is at her rock bottom, can she go back and bare her soul and trust the same man, Luke, whose heart she had broken twice, to give her a brighter tomorrow? One she has always dreamed of, but could never attain on her own? Was it God’s will to go back, or just her desperation? Would Luke ever give her the time of day again.

Luke certainly didn’t trust her and had good reason not to as he wondered what nefarious reason Cindy was back at the Jake & Jewel Ranch. Even knowing God required him to forgive her, he didn’t want to.

Come find out the hard choices Cindy and Luke had to make in their struggle if they were going to pursue the will of God for their individual lives and find true love.

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What I Found Out The Bible Was All About. It Wasn’t What I Thought!

Inspiration for Love

Did you know what the Bible would be all about when you first started reading it? I sure did not when I first started reading it years ago. But I did fall in love with it, and really did not know why until much later in life. But let me tell you in hindsight what I discovered about the Bible and myself. We had a lot in common, and you will find out you have a lot in common with the Bible too after you read this blog!

First, I fell in love with the Bible because I REALLY liked all the great stories: love stories, war and hate stories, stories of great courage, family dramas and on and on I could go! And they were raw and real, let me tell you! There were good people, evil people and Godly people, and I loved their stories! Plus, I was an avid reader; I read everything my eyes came in contact with, even the ingredients on food labels. Y’all, I even read the ingredients in shampoo and conditioner for your hair. (Note: I still do today. Can’t help myself.)

But, the Bible was unlike any other book I had ever read. It was as if I could never finish it and come to that happy ending I so loved in novels. I could not find the end of it, the Bible. Until one day–and this is by God revelation, I know–I did find one satisfactory ending; one where it felt as if I finally had something in common with, not only the Bible, but God Himself. Which sounds strange to me even now, and I know you probably think it sounds strange too, even weird…until you finish reading this blog!

The Bible…it’s complicated, I know. But I’m going to give you a sort of…hop, skip and jump quickly through the Bible to the common core of what I found out.

First we go to Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

This is a pretty personal and intimate thought of God towards us! To look like Him and have dominion over things like Him, in other words, to think and have an eternal soul, like Him. Wow! But, why? Why would He do that? He didn’t have to. God is good all by Himself.

To make this blog shorter, and make sure I don’t go down any rabbit holes, which I’m known for, we are going to a man called Abram. You know, God changed his name to Abraham, which means, the father of many nations. Why did God want Abraham to father nations, and be known for it? Especially with only one wife and one promised son born in their old age?

Genesis 17:3-5: And Abram bowed down with his face to the ground, and God said unto him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer will your name be Abram. Instead, your name will be Abraham because I WILL make you the father of a multitude of nations.”

Well, today we see that God did cause Abraham to father many nations: The Jewish nation, the Arab nation (from Ishmael, Abraham’s son of Hagar, Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid) and also, the Christian nation that includes people of every color and culture around the world. (From my last research Christianity was the only religion, if you will, where Christians were found to live in every nation, island, tributary, and place where people live on this earth. Unless there is some place I haven’t researched yet. (If you know a place where the gospel hasn’t reached yet, please let me know.)

From here, I’d like to take you to the word ‘nation,’ and what it means. Well, nations were built first on tribes. What were tribes built on? Were they built on lands, hills, valleys, tributaries, continents, or on planet earth in general? They were, but…was that what God was talking about blessing Abraham with? I’m pretty sure God liked His creations…and this planet because He said at the end of the sixth day…“God saw all that He had made, and it was good…” Genesis 1:31.

Back to the tribe thing… Here the words tribe and nation break down to the word…yes, you guessed it by now…FAMILY!

Family is what the core of the Bible is all about!

It is what you and I and God have in common. What do we and billions of other people in the world today love the most in this life? Our FAMILY! Well, so does God. He loves family the most. God created it all for the sake of family…a family He could one day call His own. And that is why God sent Jesus into the world of man, to begin to gather His, God’s family together. So I leave you with this: John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.” This is what Jesus, the only begotten son of God, said.

Jesus started gathering God’s family to God over two thousand years ago. He’s still gathering today. If you haven’t already, please come be a part of God’s family by accepting Jesus as your savior. It is so easy. Just say you’re sorry for breaking God’s commandments and ask Jesus to come onto your heart. And he will.

If you just did, welcome my brother or sister to the family of God! He’s has been waiting on you a long, long time. And He loves you so much that He sent Jesus to die for you. And yes, salvation, being saved, becoming born again, it is a personal and intimate thing, just as it was when God created Adam and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils and made him, Adam, the first man, the first person of this, God’s family, a living soul. Just like God, who is a living, eternal spirit.

Hope you got truth from this Inspiration for Love blog, because God’s truth is what matters most.

I love you, and I leave you with peace, love, hope and faith.

From Romance & the Homestead,


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Here are my latest inspirational love stories.

If you lost everything, and everyone you knew and loved turned against you, could you work your way out of it without hate or malice working its way into your heart?

William Gallagher, once beloved pastor, never thought in a million years he would have to find out the answer to that question the hard way. But in every bad situation God gives a person one constant to hold onto. Right? For William, that constant would be his daughter, Katie Marie. But what would he have to do to keep her? Would he be willing to lose the one woman whom he had fallen for, who helped him find his way out through the saving grace of her heart, a heart filled with love and faith in an Almighty God he had shunned for the last five years?

Lilly A’mour had waited, dreamed, and been oh so vigilant for the man of her dreams; a romance of love with a story to tell. But when William Gallagher entered her life, the story that would unfold would test her faith, and priorities in a way she never dreamed. Would she have to choose between her faith and the man of her dreams? Could Lilly pass this test for love?

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John Paul Emmanuel, ex-soldier, wounded veteran whose life was adrift, knew he could not go forward until his mission was finished. He had to complete his promise to his soldier buddy who now lay cold in the grave. And he knew who was responsible for putting him there, Chase’s evil wife. J. P. intended to keep his promise to Chase Boudreaux and exact his righteous revenge on her, a woman he had never seen. Then J. P. thought he would be free to figure out where his life would go. Love never entered his mind.

Yes, LaBelle Amie mourned her dead husband, Chase. But questions, emotions tore at her heart and mind, and her guilt. Did she cause his death? Their marriage had been so volatile in the end. But the question that tore her most was, “Chase, my love, did we win, and are you free now?” As she prayed, she wondered if she would ever find out the answers…until an ex-soldier buddy of Chase’s showed up at the Pearlisque Fountain, her family’s motel at Myrtle Beach, where she worked. Could she hope? Dare she brave the hate for her she saw deep in his eyes to find out? Could this man have the truth that would set her free…finally? Falling for love again never entered her mind.

As J.P. and LaBelle’s life merged in a volatile intersection of time, love and hate met, and warred, their ammunition a war of words where strength, faith and unbidden desires could save them or destroy their lives.

Come find out here in To Love Thine Enemy, number 4 in my Snowflakes Series.


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It’s Morning Glory Time! Is it Yours?

It’s Morning Glory Time!

Morning Glory & Knockout Rose

Y’all, you know it’s almost fall when the morning glories start blooming. The grow, wind, and twine on anything they can grab hold of! Then they start blooming; knowing Autumn is coming, they have to seed out. Even though I love them, they are invasive and will take over everything! They are almost indestructible.

Here are some beauties that I captured while on my walk-about-the homestead this morning, still recovering from Covid.

Small ones, big ones, even tiny ones!

I love wildflowers. Nature cultivates them. Not anyone else. No one tends to them…except, maybe…God? And they, the wildflowers, bloom as if their lives depend on it, and bloom whether anyone is watching them or not. It’s as if they bloom because they know our Heavenly Father is watching them. And is pleased by them. They bloom right where they are planted, in whatever soil, in whatever conditions, and never complain. If they have to struggle…they struggle. But they still bloom!

And…they bloom for God.

In doing so, I take a lesson from the morning glories; the wildflowers.

If you have to struggle, then struggle…with every intent in your heart to bloom and produce seed as God intended you to do. Struggle to bloom for Him, to please him, be obedient to Him in your calling.

The morning glories were called to bloom now in this, their season, for they know they must put out seeds for the long winter that is coming, knowing they will live on in their seeds come spring.

How are we blooming as Christians, followers of Jesus Christ? When you bloom and have seeds to scatter, whether it be wisdom, knowledge, influence, children, grandchildren, Biblical knowledge, or whatever God has gifted you with, or blessed you with, what are you scattering? What kind of seeds are you leaving behind that may cause someone to bloom when they awaken to the springtime, new beginnings in Jesus Christ.

Is it morning glory time for you?

I believe it is morning glory time for me. What kind of seeds am I planting to keep the true Gospel of Jesus Christ alive; planting it in the hearts and minds of people to germinate; sprout so they can bloom in the light and glory of God in their time?

So, Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3

Romans 10:9 …if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things had passed away; behold, new things have come.

If you are reading this and you have not accepted Jesus into you heart and mind to be you savior, I beg you to. Just bow your head and tell him you are truly sorry for your sins and ask him to forgive you and come into your heart.

I leave you with these: Matthew 6:28, Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. And I hope I have scattered some seeds of hope in your heart and mind.

With love and hope, from Romance & the Homestead,


Author Della's Blog, Inspiration for Love!

Whose Territory Are You In?

Today, I’d like to share some important information that you may or may not know!

It’s been on my mind lately about–not the right way, or the wrong way–but the way God’s says to glorify Him. I’d like to start out by just saying it this way: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4.

This is not just something you read, have faith in, or roll around in your mind as a good thing. This is something you actually do! As in, begin to talk to God and thank Him for the things, situations, and blessings in your life. Also, begin to praise Him, for who He is! Example: I praise you God, for you are God, alone! There is no other God but you. Holy is your name. I praise you Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! You are God! You own the cattle on a thousand hills. The heavens are your throne and the earth is your footstool! For this is your kingdom, your power, and your glory! Do this continually, every day if you can.

This sets a precedent between you and the Father–God–that you are his child and a saved sinner. This truth will bring you closer to God and into His presence. This is also putting your faith into action, not to get you material things, or “more saved,” but to move your mind, heart, and body closer to Him, and closer to everything He has for you: peace, love, wisdom, and even answers to questions and truth you may have been seeking.

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. James 4:8


Satan, the adversary; Beelzebub, the prince of darkness, hates anyone drawing close to God. He will begin to attack you with every negative thing he can. He will show you the glass half empty, so to speak. And he will blame that emptiness on God in any way he can. He will drag up the past and every person that hurt you, or used you, or stole from you, etc. He will say things, such as: If God loves you, why didn’t He stop that. If God loved you, He would not let those people hurt you. He will attack the very essence of God and who He is–love! He wants to drag you back into his territory, the territory of anger, pain, hate, lies, and darkness–dark thoughts against God, the Father. He wants you to be a rebel against God, and be like him, the devil.

But remember this, you are created in the likeness and image of God!

And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” Genesis 1:6

Satan wants to remake you in his image to be evil, like him, because he cannot create anything but evil. The only followers he has are the ones who fall victim to his lies and deceit. You see, Satan never created a single person or thing.

Stand your ground! Continue to be prayerful to God, thankful of all things, praising God as your Sovereign God and Father, Jesus as your Savior, and Holy Spirit as the power of God that lives in you. Being thankful to God, and praising Him for who He is in your life will keep you on solid ground, and it will be close to impossible for Satan, our adversary, to pull you into his darkness and dark thoughts against God and His people–meaning you, if you have Jesus in your heart.

As a blood bought child of God we should always want to be in God’s territory–the light–and under his umbrella of love and redemption and forgiveness. Not in Satan’s territory, the darkness of evil.

One tip here: to begin to be prayerful and thankful, go first into your secret prayer closet. This is powerful!

But when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6

Going to a place where you can be alone with God; He is already there waiting for you. He will see in secret and reward you openly. This is why Christianity is a personal relationship with God, the Father, God the Son, and God, Holy Spirit.

There is only two things we can be: One, a servant in the house of God through Jesus Christ, or a slave to Satan, Beelzebub, the devil and his darkness. There is no “in between.”

I pray you find this helpful in your daily fight to keep your soul in the territory of God, His holy light!

Peace and love to you,


I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1

I Heard the Lord say...


Darkness has become clear glass to God’s people…

December 1, 2021 7:45 pm Wednesday

“I am the Lord thy God, and I AM with thee, as I am with all my people.

“Prophetic times are here,” saith the Lord.

“Prophetic times are happening all over the world. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, shall see and hear wonderful things, things of God Almighty.

“In prophetic times the enemy tries and has tried to lay foundations of chaos, and layer upon layer of deceit.

“But his tomfoolery will not fool my people in THESE prophetic times. For I have given my people eyes to see, ears to hear, and a spirit of clarity as if they were looking through the sheets of clear glass that Satan, the enemy, was hiding behind.

“For in this day of dumb foolery and tomfoolery people are being empowered by the clear truth.

“In coming days, weeks, and months clarity will rain down on the lost and the saved like clear, see-through raindrops. Oh! What a time it will be when the darkness will be reflected clearly against the light of the truth!


“The LOVE OF GOD will be poured into many, and long held promises of God will manifest as if OVERNIGHT and come to clear fruition. It will seem like a sudden miracle, as if a miracle sprang out of nowhere. But only those who have eyes to see will know the hard work, dedication and faith that have been poured into the foundation of these miracles, and built over time for them to seem as if they, the miracles, suddenly happened.


“Many have waited, prayed and kept the faith, their faith in God.

“Many, though, have fell to the wayside, while many others have allowed the enemy to lie to them and steal away their faith. While many were only in for the excitement that soon dwindled away and they ran into the world to find pleasure.

“But to those who have kept the faith in spite of seemingly dark days, the promises of God are about to explode on the scene. Bombs of truth will be dropping all over the earth, lighting the way into the future, a future God has planned for those who have been faithful; HIS FAITH FILLED PEOPLE!

“The SPIRIT OF VICTORY is rising up out of the earth; THE SPIRIT OF VICTORY wearing the shiny coat of righteousness, the righteousness of God!

“My people who are called by my name have humbled themselves, repented and looked towards heaven once again for answers.

“Answers are coming my beloved, answers are coming!! It is rising, rising, upwards, upwards; cresting, cresting; breaking, breaking and now it will crash into the shore of my peoples’ lives. Some will hurdle away; some will drown because they have no life raft to keep them afloat; while some will ride upon the crests of this wave, their faith having put their feet in the perfect position. As they go along they will pull many to safety from the wave, the terrible deluge of information that is coming to the world.

“God will begin to separate the lost from the saved, friend from foe.

“For some, there will be no place of rest, or even safety.

“The days are numbered! The days are numbered! The days are numbered! OH THOU FOOL who has said in his heart that there is no God, I’ve gotten away with this forever. If there had been a God, would not He have stopped me long before now? 

“OH, thou fool!! Oh, thou perverted! Oh, thou callous ones! How dare you assume anything about the Lord God, Lord of Heavens Armies. Your days shall be cut off! Your evil plans shall fall to the ground and be swept away by the waves of light coming your way, sweeping you asunder and your evil, demonic schemes. Not only are your days numbered, but your folly is upon you!

“Oh, thou fool!! Oh, thou misguided miscreants, have you forgotten who created the heavens and the earth? Have you forgotten I, the Lord thy God owns all the gold and silver? Oh, thou pawns of Satan, that great snake, that over bloated Leviathan, whose pride is bitter, whose ways are crocked, whose path is strewn with the blood of my saints, whose gall has been the gall of rebellion, this tide has turned against you, and is mounting up, swelling with non-compliance towards the enemy of all the peoples of the earth.

“This swell, this Tsunami of rebellion against evil, you and your evil ones, evil plans, is about to flood you and crush you. You will not get up so easily from this one,” says the Lord God Almighty.

“Those who have made their bed with Satan, this hour, this time, this season, the tribulation you have caused others is about to turn on you with a ten-fold slap of pain that will make you wish you had never  been born.

“But those, my people, who have kept the faith and kept their eyes on me, their savior, will be free to serve me and this Tsunami of light will light them and their way will be made plain.

“Reach up, my people, take my hand, the hand of your Lord, and I will teach you to walk in the wave, even run at times.

“Those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear, and to those who have kept the faith, the miracles and promises are here!

“The time is now,” says the Lord, “and the day is at hand; the people of the Lord will rejoice in their victory!

“No one will lay a hand on my people, for I will, and am, protecting them,” says the Lord God of heavens armies. 

This is the newest word I got from the Lord. It is a wonderful day to be alive and watch God’s prophecies and promises coming to life!

Let us pray! Let’s pray for each other brothers and sisters in Christ and let us pray for the lost!

I do believe Jesus is coming soon!

I Heard the Lord say...

I Heard the Lord say…


I heard the Lord say…

Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:11am

This morning as I was praying, I heard the Lord say, “Write this down.” So I got my book and pen and as I listened I heard the Lord say this to me, “CHANGE IS COMING, DELLA. Change is coming for lots of people. I’m coming to help dispel the darkness and expose it to light. There is light coming to the nations of this world. It will be fast and furious, shining into the darkest crevices, and even into individual hearts, exposing sin and depravation that needs to be addressed.

“First, I’m going to expose the politicians, and then the hireling pastors who have aligned themselves with corrupt government. Their time for being over my people is over.

“My hands have reached down into the mix, and stirred. I’ve made the darkness scramble. As I lift my hands up, I’m bringing my people up with them from where they have been suppressed. Their time to shine has come. And shine they will; shine for the Glory of God.

“It is not time to wear sad faces and masks of gloom. I will pull off these masks of gloom and put words in their mouths, words of light, and power, the power of truth. Like hammers their words will break the short term power of darkness. And the power of light shall revitalize, resurrect the dead souls who’ve been walking in darkness, trying to find a way out. I will show them that I am the way, the truth, and the life.

“I’m coming, Della, and my cross is in my hands. People have forgotten the cross. They have tried to wipe it off the earth, to erase the power of God, and the power of His salvation through me, my blood, and how I have purchased them with my life. I paid the price to redeem them. Redemption through the cross has been replaced with ‘feel good’ theology, as many already know.

“But I am coming. I am here. I’ve never left. I never will. I’m coming. I’m bringing God’s Glory back. Men will once again glorify my Father, God.

“I’m pouring out my spirit on the earth, and I’m coming for my people. Once again my gospel will spread, and I will call people out of the darkness and into the marvelous light of salvation.

“Change is coming, Della.

“I’m coming and my cross is in my hands. My cross is love, and it will split the darkness and speed up time in people’s hearts. It will break them away from the darkness.

“The war of words is coming to a close because the war machine is grinding to a halt and turning back on its self. Now it is my turn, to not only foster hope in my people’s hearts, but sinners as well.

“For those who have been obedient, I will open doors no man or devil can shut. And I will shut doors no man or devil of darkness can ever open again.

“Change is coming!

“I am coming and my cross is in my hands; light, truth, salvation and everlasting life will once again be preached to the saving of men’s souls. It is an era that is coming, a breadth of time for a generation that Satan has tried to steal, but is mine,” says the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, Jehovah Jira, the God who provides all things for my people.”

As you read this, I hope you felt the thick, personal love of the Lord that I felt. I cried because the Lord spoke so personal to me, even using my name. This word of the Lord was so close, as if he were standing right beside me. The air around me seemed thick, yet gentle, and a fragrance entered the room that was so amazingly beautiful. I cannot even describe it. Because of this, and all the words He spoke, I know the Lord is coming, His love is coming and He is going to get very personal with His people. He’s bringing the cross and staking His claim that this generation is His, and He is going to take back what is His. Glory be to God! Now is the time for God’s people to pray, and pray hard for our loved ones, our families, and friends, even our neighbors we may not like. Pray!!!!

Matthew 9:38: Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His Harvest.

The Lord is coming and the cross is in his hands!!!

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I Heard the Lord say...

I Heard the lord say…

Let’s get right into it!

I heard the Lord say…

April 20, 2021, 9:08 am

“Surely I will come,” saith the Lord. “And I will discomfit their plans,” saith the Lord. “As close as they think they are to victory,” saith the Lord, “that is how far they are from it,” saith the Lord. “Hallelujah!”

“The small gap they see, ‘Hallelujah!’ they say, ‘is just one more step and we’ll have it! Just one more step and we’ll have it all,’ they say.

“But that is how far they are from it…their idea of victory. As far as the east coast is from the west coast, hallelujah. I’m standing in the gap,” says the Lord. “I’m standing in the gap myself,” says God Almighty in Heaven. “I”m standing in the gap for this nation.”


“And I WILL NOT CONCEDE TO THE ENEMY,” says the Lord. “Because I AM light and light never concedes to darkness,” says Almighty God in Heaven. “And I will come,” says the Lord. “Hallelujah!!” “I will bruise their head and bruise their heel,” says the Lord. “They won’t be able to walk. They won’t be able to think,” says the Lord God Almighty. “Even as I confused the Tower of Babel,” says the Lord, “I will confuse their thoughts,” says the Lord God in Heaven. “For their evil will turn in upon them,” says God Almighty in Heaven. “THEIR EVIL WILL TURN AGAIN INTO THEMSELVES!” says the Lord.

“I will accomplish that which I please,” says the Lord. “Hallelujah!”

“And you will see them come out,” says the Lord. “The darkness come out,” says the Lord, “and be exposed. For they think, ‘Oh, we just have this one sliver to go. We’ve got to hammer it down; we’re going to hammer it down,” they say.

“They are spitting on the prophets, spitting on my people; spitting on them,” says the Lord God Almighty in Heaven. “But I WILL discomfit them,” says the Lord. “Those who say they are good, but are of the synagogue of Satan.”


“And I will bring it to pass,” says the Lord, “Shortly,” says the Lord.


“It’s coming to pass,” says the Lord God Almighty in Heaven. “I WILL NOT be THWARTED,” says the Lord. “For I AM GOD ALMIGHTY IN HEAVEN,” says the Lord.


“For the heavens is my throne. And the earth is my footstool,” says the Lord. “All creation belongs to me,” says the Lord God Almighty in Heaven.

“For my people shall rise up,” says the Lord God Almighty in Heaven. “And they shall be the head and not the tail,” says the Lord God Almighty. “And they shall be above only. And they shall not be beneath,” saith God. “For I shall rise up my people,” saith the Lord. “And I shall give them a flow,” says God. “And they shall flow out,” says the Lord, “with the power of Almighty God, and the demons shall flee,” says the Lord, “in another direction, and to another place,” says the Lord. “They will MOVE OUT!” saith God.

“Hallelujah! Hallelujah!! Hallelujah!!!”

“I will move them out,” saith God. “And I will run them out, even as ran Israel’s enemies out by hornets. I sent hornets and ran them out.”

“They think they have victory. But no, no, no,” says the Lord, “they do not have my peoples’ victory.”

Exodus 23:28 And I will send hornets before thee which will drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

As I keep saying, God is on the move for His people. His promises and gifts are coming. Hold fast to your faith in Jesus. Looking at the world today, we could very easily lose all hope. Don’t focus on the world. Focus, put your eyes on our Lord and know that HE is the HOPE of our calling. In Him, we have victory! Remember, He is King, and as such, His father is our father…God! God has never lost a battle. Nor has His son, Jesus. When He was dying on the cross, what looked like the greatest defeat, was only the beginning of the greatest victory the world has ever known. Three days later he had conquered death, hell, and the grave! He arose VICTORIOUS! JESUS IS KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. WHETHER YOU ARE IN HEAVEN, ON THE EARTH, OR IN HELL, JESUS IS KING! He is our mediator!

What a great God we serve. What a great King we have in Jesus. We must hold the line, fight the good fight of faith, stand our ground in God’s word, and believe God is on our side. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Take to heart God’s word, and you will have a healthy heart!

With love and prayers from the Homestead,


Servant/helper/bride of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Pray, praise, and rejoice in the Lord. God is moving for His people!!

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