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I heard the lord say…

Let’s get right into it! I’ll make a comment at the end and let you know what I felt and saw.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 11:08am

I heard the Lord say…

“THE TRUE WORD OF GOD CANNOT BE SUPPRESSED!” says the Lord. “No matter how much the enemy comes against my people,” says the Lord, “he cannot suppress MY WORD in them,” says the Lord. “My word is like a living spring dwelling deep, a well that can never run dry,” says the Lord. “If the enemy chops one vessel,” says the Lord, “I will raise up two or three in its place.”

“He tried to use my own people to shut the mouths of the prophets I sent them. But I raised up more,” says the Lord. “And I will do it again, and again, and again,” says the Lord. “Yes, and yea,” says the Lord, “a few may be enticed away. But not for long, because my prophets are mine, and mine alone. To another they do not belong. No one can take them out of my hand,” says the Lord.

“From time to time, my great prophets arise and speak, not caring for their lives, as true prophets are dedicated to me and my truth,” says the Lord. “My prophets always arise at a time of great diversity brought on by the spirit of Jezebel, the witchcraft spirit. As this darkness, dark spirits rises across the land,” says the Lord, “the light of my prophets is turned on and becomes brighter and brighter, and even brighter,” says the Lord. “I have risen up my prophets, and the prophetic in them, all over the world for such a time as this. As my prophets speak my WORD more and more,” says the Lord, “the darkness is illuminated. “And now,” says the Lord, “a great explosion of light is about to explode over the earth at one time,” says the Lord.

“Let me school you on the darkness, what it is,” says the Lord. “The darkness is under my feet, squirming; the doctrines of devils is bound under my feet by my word, my true nature being spoken by my true prophets,” says the Lord. “These demons and their lying doctrine IS the darkness,” saith the Lord, the Lord God Almighty. “They cover themselves in darkness, the darkness of their evil deeds. And they hide behind their evil deeds,” says the Lord.

“But I am moving, hovering as it were, over the darkness, the evil deeds of demons, the evil words of the Jezebel spirit,” says the Lord.

“And now,” says the Lord, “I am pouring out my spirit and I am about to illuminate these evil entities and expose all their works. There is nowhere for them to hide. When the walls of my sea began to crash down and overpower Pharaoh’s armies, there was nowhere for the army, the chariots, or the horses to flee or hide,” says the Lord. “The same is about to happen, and is happening, and will continue to happen until all I want exposed, will be exposed,” says the Lord.

“I say to my people to listen to my true prophets!!! My word will go forth and accomplish exactly what I please,” says the Lord. “The time is now, when I the Lord God Almighty, El Elyon, the God of all creation will RESET the WORLD AS I PLEASE!!!

“I am that I am, am a friend to my people in this day and hour,” says the Lord. “But I AM an enemy to their enemies,” says the Lord. “I am coming, I am here, and I am moving,” says the Lord. “The victories that my people will begin to have, and already have begun, will break out all over the world. It, their victories, will be so innumerable the enemy will not be able to quench it,” says the Lord. “I have commanded strategic victories that will light the world, and the darkness will shudder, quiver and try to run. But no place shall it find; a place to hide,” says the Lord.

“My light, and the light of my gospel shall shine around this globe.”

“The match has been struck, the sulfur blazing, and it is touching and lighting the kindling I have purposefully placed in my people,” says the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, Father God.

Let the Lord ignite the kindling in you!

While I was hearing this from the Lord, I’ll tell you this…I felt a lot of pain in the spirit, which translated to me; spirit and flesh. So this was a hard one for me. I also felt the sharp edge of the Lord’s anger. Now, while a lot of this word I heard the Lord say attributes its self to the flesh, you need to realize more of it is coming from the spiritual side. You see, it happens in the spirit before it manifests in the flesh. I could see people, the well of their soul, their spirit being opened and beginning to flow with clear water. I also saw the whole world turning and explosions happening at the same time all over it. Now this is not a literal “bomb” exploding, but explosions of light, although some literal bombs could explode, I didn’t take it to mean that. But explosions of light, illuminations, the truth, God’s truth exploding with the light of God.

I saw a huge, red match-head sparkling to life and people who, on the inside, had what appeared to be a small pile of kindling ready for the burning match. I did also see a huge, black, spreading darkness trying to spread over the earth.

Listen everyone, God is not ignorant of what is going on. This is his world, all of it; from the universe, to the heavens, to the earth, and all who inhabit it. God has His prophets crying aloud His messages all over the world. Something is about to give! So, keep your lamps full of oil and the wick trimmed. Be ready for anything. AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, KEEP PRAYING!!!! Our Father God is bringing His Glory back to HIM!!!

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With love,


Servant of The Most High God

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1 NIV

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March 23, 2021 1:30pm

“Rejoice! Rejoice! Again I say, Rejoice!

“For the heavens are open and the day of the Lord is at hand; a day of reckoning, a day of judging, and a day of protection.

“These three categories!

“Where do you fall in these three categories?” asks the Lord.

“I am moving! I am moving upon the earth,” says the Lord. “You cannot see me! You cannot feel me! All you human inhabitants are numb, numb, numb from your sin, your waywardness. You cannot digest things in the spirit. For your spirit is constipated with sin. Day and night you look for other ways, more ways to fill yourselves with sin. Don’t you know you cannot flow in sin? Don’t you know your sin stacks up in you like cordwood waiting to be burned? And indeed, the burning will commence, start, begin when I, the Lord God begins to burn the chaff from my people, and make you flow again.

“The harvest is coming, and yet, is here! The Harvest! The Harvest! The Harvest,” says the Lord, “is waving before me like amber waves of grain; ripe, plenteous, and magnificent,” says the Lord.

“I say unto the Harvest, ‘Wait! The Harvesters are coming! The Harvesters are coming!’

“I say unto you chaff, ‘You useless chaff, you will be burned to soak up the sun no more.’

“The dawn is breaking on this new day of work for the Lord. REPENT! REPENT! FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND! REPENT! I say again, repent all you dwellers of the earth, you who have not repented for your sins to be washed away, that evil and darkness may depart from your house.

“The flood is coming!

“God’s strong arm of justice is coming as the new day of the spirit breaks over the land.

“Let all the earth rejoice! Again, I say, REJOICE!!”

The Harvesters are coming! The Harvesters are coming!

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Three days earlier than the date above, the day the Lord gave me those words, I began to see the Lord, in the spirit, standing with one foot stepped down, as if stepping down from a dais (short platform.) He wasn’t saying anything. I kept asking, “What is it, Lord?” Then, on the third day, I felt Him move…and I heard Him say, “Get your pencil and paper.” So I did. And I waited, prayed, rejoiced, and praised the Lord for whatever He was about to say.

The Lord is moving, moving, moving! I can’t say this enough! He is moving on His people! So, pray, fast, and ask Him to move in your life because He is going to burn the chaff from His people and cause them to move, and flow in the spirit again for Him! Those that begin to flow in the spirit for Him will be moving into the greatest harvest of souls the earth has ever seen.

Pray, fast, and wait for Him, for He is coming for His people!

And the dead in Christ shall rise…

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This is amazing! I ran across one of my old notebooks and found this in it. I had not, for some reason, written it down in my normal book filled with, I Heard The Lord Say… It is from 2014, as you can see. I posted it so we could all see that God’s word, no matter when spoken, is relevant at any date. This is from a little over six years ago.

Some of this has already taken place! Glory be to God! God is not finished with His people or their land! God is so amazing; words cannot define Him. His love is so great for His people.

November 19, 2014.

The Lord spoke this morning and said, “ A great awakening is coming! The world has, as it were, thrown a wet blanket over my people. Some are sleeping; their feet in miry clay. I am going to awaken my people and put their feet on the rock to stay. I’m going to pull them out of the miry clay. Some will awaken on the job and say, ‘Why am I here? I’m not supposed to be in this job. I’m supposed to be somewhere else.’ Many will begin to throw the wet blanket of the world off.”

God said, “Many of my people have humbled themselves and repented and turned from their wicked ways. I have heard from heaven and I’m healing their land. A great awakening is coming! This is not a revival, where many are saved. It is an awakening!” God said, “I’m going to awaken my people and they are going to throw off the wet blanket of the world. Men and women, boys and girls are going to run to me, their Lord, to find their place in me. As a result there will be a great spiritual healing in God’s people; physical and mental healing.”

Glory be to God! God in the highest! I see some of this happening even now. God’s word goes out…it performs what God’s will is.

Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

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Warriors for Christ: Pray for our country; pray for our boarders; pray for the church.

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I got a fresh word from the Lord and felt in my spirit that the Lord wanted me to get this out right away. So here it is. I hope you find fresh hope and faith and a closer walk with the Lord and his marvelous love as you read this.

I want you to know that I believe this is a word of assurance…

…a word of promise…

…a word of God’s steadfast armor-of-love for His people.

I heard the Lord say…

Sunday, February 28, 2021, 11:24 am

I heard the Lord say, “Fear not, my child, for I am with you, as well as all my children, children of the most High God. It is I that speaks with thee. There is no other God, but me. I know my people, my church, my ecclesia, my congregation, my grass roots fire burning around the world, is restless, waiting, being bombarded with doubt, chaos, even the brethren coming against brethren. This is the enemy trying to divide my church, my body–even my bride. He is trying to divide them away from me, as if that were possible, which it is not, their savior, their king, their husband, of which I AM,” says the Lord. “But rest assured,” says the Lord, “that I AM in the midst of my people, and I am coming to calm their fears,” says the Lord. “I AM coming to right wrongs, to switch-back the errant ways of darkness. I’m going to hover over my people while bringing judgement and justice for them. As I hover over them I AM going to bring a new wave of anointed power and begin infusing them with SUPERNATURAL POWER AND FAITH. As they stand their ground beneath me, the earth will not quake beneath them, their feet. The coming Tsunami will not overflow them. I WILL PROTECT MY PEOPLE against the force and wrath of Almighty God that is about to flood, overflow, overwhelm, and saturate the earth. This flood will not be of water, but of spirit and revelation.

“Many have come before (you) and prophesied, ‘Abundance is coming!’ But I say to you that their idea of abundance has not come. They were looking at it wrong; looking at it with eyes of flesh as per what pertained to the flesh. But not so!” says the Lord. “The wealth, this ABUNDANCE, is like unto Elijah when he said, ‘I hear the sound of an ABUNDANCE of rain!'”

1 Kings 18:41-46 (KJV)
41 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.
42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,
43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

“As I rain judgement and justice on evil, Satan’s children, at the same time, I will pour OUT an ABUNDANCE on my children,” says the Lord.


“Now go and prophesy,” says the Lord.

Something is coming. Nothing can stop it. Because no one can thwart the living God. Get ready. God is on the move. He is about to pour His spirit out on a dry and thirsty land, people. If you have chosen to be on the Lord’s side, the Lord Jesus Christ, no matter what Satan throws at you…STAND YOUR GROUND IN THE LORD!!! I can’t stress this enough. We have taken territory. You have taken territory. Stand your ground and don’t let the enemy sway you. He has lost this battle, this particular war, and so has his minions. The Lord is Johovah-Nissi, God our banner.

Exodus 17:14-16 (KJV)
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:
16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

When God goes to battle for His people, victory is imminent. Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!!!

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It was a morning, like any other morning, drinking my coffee sitting at my kitchen desk. I wasn’t thinking about words of knowledge, prophetic utterances; just sitting, drinking coffee and talking with my inside voice to the Lord. Then…the atmosphere in the room changed. I felt the presence of Jesus; Holy Spirit. He was there. And he said, without preamble, “Get your pen and pencil.” And I said, immediately, “Okay. Just wait a minute.” I jumped up and ran and fetched my notebook that I transcribe His word in and came quickly back. Poised with my pen, ready to listen, I heard the Lord say to me the following:

Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 am

I heard the Lord say, “I am the God of the heavens, all of the heavens, and all heavenly realms. I have heard the cry of my people,” says the Lord. “‘Why does it look as if we’re losing?’ they cry. ‘It seems we have lost it all. Where is our God? Where is His help? Where is He? Why is He so silent now?’

“And I say unto them, ‘I am not silent. I am on the move, on the move for my people.’ They cannot see all that I am doing, for it is to powerful; too powerful for them to comprehend. But soon, and very soon, all things will be made known; will begin to manifest.

“What looks like a great victory for the enemy, is not. Their downfall has begun. I will hit them where it hurts most; places they have not expected; places they have not safeguarded, because they have rushed their time in order to thwart me, the living God. They think, believe every side is shored up. But they don’t know, cannot understand that I am God, and I am all around. I am everywhere present and nowhere absent. In me, everything moving, everything stationary, everything alive, everything dead, and everything, from the planets, the universe, and all earthly realms, are in ME!

“Is anything too hard for me?” says the Lord. “NO! I am God! I alone am God, and I am moving for my people in heavenly realms, and in earth. I live on all plains of life, both the spirit and the physical. I, and I alone, created everything! Now they, the workers of evil, the enemy’s pawns, are sitting back and saying, ‘Aha! We have them where we want them, and we are coming after them. All the power is ours now. There is nothing they can do! What can they do? We shall celebrate our victory. Even their God can’t help them now!’

“This is the same victory dance the enemy caused his disciples to dance in Noah’s day, right before the flood came and washed them all away! Poor, deluded disciples of Satan, knowing not the end of their tyrannical reign was near, one drop of rain away. First one drop, then another. After the rain began to fall, then, and only then, did they look up! But it was too late. They had tried to thwart me for the last time. Their prayers, any prayer, and any and all cries, were too late. The rain was falling. Their doom was sealed. It was too late.

“Now, this generation cannot see the first drop of rain has already fallen. While they dance their victory dance, they are blind to the quakes beneath their feet; the quakes that have already started, causing the Tsunami.

“Woe unto you inhabitants of the earth! Woe unto you workers of evil! Woe unto you blind guides! Woe unto you money changers! Woe unto you who have led my people astray! I, the Lord God Almighty, have separated my people from ye workers of iniquity; sheep from the goats! And now, I’m going to wash you all away,” says the Lord.

“Even as I reset the earth with the GREAT FLOOD, THE GREATEST OF FLOODS, the FLOOD OF NOAH’S DAY, I AM now, at this present moment, resetting my earth for my people,” says the Lord! “It, the earth, will be reset MY WAY!” says the Lord.

“My wrath and indignation is coming, is pouring out, according to MY WILL,” says the Lord.

“Woe unto ye workers of iniquity! Woe unto ye evil, corrupt cabal, people whose arrogance knows no bounds! Woe unto ye workers of evil with your sly grins in dark places counting out your filthy lucre!” says the Lord. “Woe unto you! For now,” says the Lord, “you will lose everything, and most of you, including your life!”

“I have now sent forth my angels to accomplish MY WILL,” says the Lord. “And this time in history shall be recorded that the Lord God, the God of heaven’s armies, fought for HIS PEOPLE and WON! FOR WHO CAN DEFEAT THE LIVING GOD?”



All I can say is this prayer, “Who am I, Lord, that you would trust me with your beautiful, great, powerful, and love filled WORD? I am humbled. I am grateful. And I love you. I pray to never fail you, or lose your trust in any area of my life, especially this one…trusting me with your WORD. Because I know your WORD is who you are. Your servant, Della.”

Psalms 45:1 (KJV)
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

This is the unvarnished word I heard from the Lord. If you are not right with the Lord today, I urge you to get right! God is coming to take his glory back; restore the church from the cancel culture that has tried to cancel His true and powerful gospel from the earth and from all coming generations. Be apart of the right side, not the wrong side. I urge you today to get on your knees and accept Jesus as Savior, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Son of the Living God!

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JULY 6, 2020

Jehovah-Rohi is the God who sees!

“Germany, Germany, you have oppressed my people. What you have deemed for my people will happen to you. You have let the enemy in and civil war will be in your country. You have deemed civil war to my country, but now it will be you who has the civil war. Your country will fall for the oppression you have deemed my people. Now come,” says the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Heavens Armies, the one whose name all power was given, “and see what great things I will do for Germany, you who are leaders of oppression, you who have worshiped the enemy for far too long. Come and see what I will do for you.

“But in your oppression, I will keep a light burning, a flame of hope, a flame of the gospel, the good news of salvation through my son Jesus, Yeshua, the living son of God.

“Germany, Germany, the one who loosens oppression on my people, I will expose you for the enemy you are. The smoke of your deception rises high. But I, the Lord God, I see it, and so will the world see it, and know, for my hand will be against you in these final days,” says the Lord God.

“Germany, Germany, the deceptor of the world; you have deceived many nations and people, even now under the guise of peace you send the evil forces of the enemy, Satan, forth to deceive and suppress the world, and my nation, the United States of America; my nation I founded for the sake of my gospel. You are about to learn the power of my arm and my mighty hand; for my nation will not be taken out of my hand. Just as they did to my nation Israel, they are now trying to do to my people called Christians, to suppress, kill, and destroy them from the earth.

“But you Germany, and the spirit of the past trying to rise again, I will raise my army up against you Germany and your spirit of communism. You will not stop the gospel from going forth.

“Germany, Germany, they are praying against you even now,” says the Lord. “I’m about to expose you to all the world,” says the Lord. “A new thing,” says the Lord, “I will bring forth, even a hammer,” says the Lord, “that will strike you and spark a fire where you are and will burn the chaff from the eyes of the people of the world. You invaded my country,” says the Lord, “to continue and further your regime, and I allowed it for awhile. But now,” says the Lord, “the Third Reich will not be the Fourth Reich in my United States of America.

“I have lifted my people high into the heavens with power beyond description who will take back the heavens over my nation, the United States of America. The gospel will rise up and go forth over the whole earth while you are bound back into your own land. My people will rise up, and are rising up, and I have risen them up into heavenly places to rip the demonic hordes of oppression, depression, suppression, fear, and rebellion you have filled the heavens with.

“We will target you and destroy you and the hold you have had over this nation,” says the Lord.

“Germany, Germany, the land of rooted evil I will rip you and strip you of your heritage, and rip freedom from your hands,” says the Lord. “The smoke of your evil, all the world will see,” says the Lord.

Praise the Lord! What a word of prophecy/knowledge from our Lord!

When the Lord first gave me this, I was astounded and didn’t understand about Germany. So I laid it aside for the Lord to tell me when he wanted me to post this, share it with others.

As the Lord prompted me days ago, I began thinking of His words here about Germany again. Upon refreshing my thoughts with the words I heard Him say, I have a better understanding of his use of “Germany” here. It is more of a spirit than the land of Germany its self. That Nazi spirit that was over Germany came to America. Go and search out “Operation Paper Clip.” As it darkened the spiritual skies over America, these United States, that spirit began to work diligently over and in America to bring forth a Fourth Reich of German communism to these United States of America! Glory be to God for being Jehovah Rohi, the God who sees everything!!!

If you know anything about spiritual warfare, you know about principalities and powers in high places. Well these evil, Nazi, “take over the world” demonic spirits have been relentlessly pursuing their goal to take over the United States of America and using any blind fool they can to do it.

God is talking about the spirit of communism here. But he is also talking about the land of Germany where it came from, who is part of the Great Reset of the world that is going on right now! God, here, is predicting the outcome of this present battle. HE WINS!!!

THERE WILL NOT BE A FOURTH REICH OF NAZI GERMANY HERE IN THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! GOD HAS ALREADY WON! Hitler was only a leader, a man who allowed himself to be used by these powerful demonic spirits of communism, of Satan.

WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE, COME ON OVER! CHOICES HAVE BE MADE NOW. And the Lord God Almighty has seen every choice, and justice is coming for those who have chosen poorly; for his people, to set them free; for the sake of the gospel, His gospel of salvation brought to the earth on the cross. If you are wondering what gospel God is talking about, it is the gospel of Jesus Christ, His living son!!!

The gospel will not, I repeat, NOT BE CRUSHED OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Get ready!!! Get set!!! The Lord is on the move for His gospel, for His people, and is coming with a fiery passion for the lost, for a billion people He is going to save with the TRUE GOSPEL OF GOD ALMIGHTY, EL ELYON, THE GOD WHO CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, JEHOVAH-ROHI THE GOD WHO SEES IT ALL, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING DOWN TO THE TINIEST SPARROW WHO FALLS.

Get ready!!! And to God be His Glory for ever and ever! Amen!

With love and blessings from the homestead,


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December 27, 2020–Sunday Morning 9:am

I heard the Lord say,

The Lord says, “My people, my people, I have much to say to you. You have given me praise and thanksgiving, even in the hardest times-these hard times. Never fear or fret, I am the Lord God, I know what I’m doing. I AM the great I AM. I AM the Alpha and the Omega. I AM the ONE, the only ONE; the Creator.

“Besides me there is no other God. I AM that I AM!

“Fear not the enemy for his time is up here in this time, this era, even this generation. He has tried them and sifted them. But I hear their voices in the dark, like hungry beggars running wild, begging for food, and finding none. They are poor, wretched, and blind, their fathers seeing but can’t see; their mothers wasting away for leadership, leadership for their family, not just a man in the house.

“I’ve looked to find men of such nature; men to endow the properties of great leadership, but they are few, and few willing to be purified, turned to gold. So, I have looked to women to bestow leadership on them.

“The character of these men and women must hold, and will hold under the pressure of the enemy. I, the Lord, am with these, my people of character, of integrity. I’m searching,” says the Lord. “I’m searching for my people, men and women of integrity that I can make great people of integrity. They can and will hold fast to the faith.

“Before a Tsunami comes in, it first pulls the water out, away from the shore, and there is no water there. Then it builds, even before the sand can dry. Then afar off you see the wave coming. Those who cannot see, will not see the wave coming. But those of discernment will. Just as Pharaoh and his army had no discernment and kept pursuing my people,  this evil generation, listening to evil fathers and leaders, have no discernment and cannot see that I AM about to level a Tsunami on them. They will be washed away by it. They will be crushed beneath it. They will rue the day they tried to pursue my people. I will protect my people and feed them on the high places.

“I will take and use my people of integrity to feed my sheep, my lost people, those who are starving in the darkness; those who are starving for light, those who are starving for light, the light of truth, the light of me; my light. They are starving for light, for they’ve had no light, as the light of the fathers has dimmed, almost extinguished. The fathers of the earth have lost their way, there are no more heads, leaders, protectors, or fathers to their families. They have succumbed to the enemy’s way of thinking. With a broad sweep they have shut their eyes to whom they really are; to where their power and integrity lies; it lies with me first and foremost.

“They, the fathers, have stepped down, and then stepped down more, and more, taking on the mentalities of the enemy’s world, his world of dark thoughts, filling their minds, and even their hearts with lesser things, things of little value, little worth to my kingdom,” says the Lord.

“So,” says the Lord, “I AM taking their children and I WILL become their father, and I will teach them my ways. And I WILL create new fathers with this generation who has stumbled in the darkness long enough, waiting for fathers of integrity and light to teach them, guide them in my ways,” says the Lord.

“And my truth, my light will endure in their hearts,” says the Lord . “For I AM a God of light, of truth, of worth, and most of all, exceedingly great power. Is there anything to hard for me?” says the Lord.

“The Tsunami is coming and is here,” says the Lord. “I will save my people and crush the head of Leviathan,” says the Lord. “People of the earth will soon see the head of Leviathan. And they will see me crush it,” says the Lord. “I will crush the head of this evil Cabal, this Babylonian spirit, this evil verdict it has pronounced on my earth,” says the Lord, “as if it could judge anything, much less my people who are called by my name, those who have humbled themselves, prayed, and repented,” says the Lord.

“Leviathan has started something that I will now finish,” says the Lord. “For Leviathan will not crush my people,” says the Lord. “For it is I who will crush him and this system he has so cleverly and carefully set up to place his shabby throne upon–and yes, I said ‘shabby,'” says the Lord. “For the earth is my footstool, and the heavens my throne,” says the Lord. “And no one shall overthrow it,” says the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, the Lord of heaven and of earth. I AM the great I AM, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I am the God of the fatherless, the widows, and the orphans.

“I see a great need on this earth, to be a father to the orphans, orphaned by the fathers of this world. I see a great need to be a husband to the widows who have been widowed by husbands who are not dead, still alive. The need, this need is great upon the earth. I hear them crying in the night, in the day, and in their sovereign loneliness of their hearts; the widows and orphans.

“My heart,” says the Lord, “is filled with compassion, and I, the Lord, will and am pouring out my compassion on this dry and thirsty land,” says the Lord. “Watch what I do,” says the Lord. “Watch me as the land begins to fill with my Glory,” says the Lord. “Once again, my Glory,” says the Lord.

When the Lord gave me this word, His word, I was in awe of His wrath, even His indignation at the fathers, the men of this world. And yet, at the same time, awed by His powerful love and compassion. As I pondered the meaning of it all, the Lord gave me only one explanation. I will share it with you here: God is looking for men and women of His kind of faith and integrity He can use to restore the home, restore the home with Him at the center. Fathers and mothers who will cherish the home, the family, the one He created. Fathers and mothers who will give Him, the great I AM back His honor, praise, and His Glory.

Listen people, God is moving on this earth to bring back, restore, and regenerate His name, the GREAT I AM, across the earth. Get on board, get out of His way, or be crushed with Leviathan and his shabby, evil throne.

Be blessed and know the Lord is on the move for His people!

With Love from Romance & the Homestead,


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I Heard the Lord say…

Thunder, Lightening, and Leviathan; the Quake, the Exit

And I heard the Lord say…

Wednesday, 11:40 am, November 4, 2020

The Quaking

I heard the thunder and saw the lightening, but God was in neither. I saw the earth quake and I knew the voice of the Lord was close by. And then I saw the earth break open and Leviathan come forth bringing earth with it. The voice of the Lord was sharp and angry and rebuked the devil.

Then I saw the strong, white, pure arm of the Lord, His fist like a hammer, strike the earth, and fear came upon the beast, who was still covered in earth, dust, like a transparent covering.

And then I heard, and felt the voice of the Lord strong in its intensity and anger. I felt the earth its self trembling, a rumbling beneath as if scattering the voice and powerful anger of the Lord, dispersing it into places beneath the earth where earthquakes could happen.

Leviathan could neither move or flee at the wrath of God that was about to take place on the earth and in the earth.

Then I saw the right, white, pure and powerful arm of God move from right to left in a sweeping gesture and sweep away people and tables and the people that stood upon these tables. He raked them all, and they fell and disappeared into His wrath.

Then I heard the Lord say, “My people who are called by my name have humbled themselves, prayed, fasted and repented. Who are these people who think they can thwart the Almighty God with their lies and fear mongering. I will, and have, exposed them for the evil they do and are!” says the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Those who have voted for their evil agenda will cry and mourn that they ever voted for them,” says the Lord. “My people who voted for my agenda; I am about to make a sweeping change for them,” says the Lord.

“The panic and fear in the evil agenda of those who worship Satan will cause them to fall for the good of my people, and the gospel,” says the Lord. “I have prepared my people for this moment. This moment will be a transition of power,” says the Lord. “Not for their evil agenda, but for my agenda; sweeping change,” says the Lord. “As I sweep the evil ones away, I will usher my people in, and then into power. This upset will be one such as the world has never known. I will say to my people, ‘Ready? Set?’ And then, ‘Go!’ They will take position, and occupy until I come,” says the Lord. “And I WILL surely come,” says the Lord.

“What looks like a defeat right now, is not a defeat, but the beginnings of a victory that will keep on going,” says the Lord. “I WILL rip the spirit of defeat off of my people,” says the Lord, “and give them victory!” says the Lord. “My word will not go out void, but it will accomplish that which I please before it returns to me,” says the Lord.

The Great Church Exit

“The evil pastors,” says the Lord, “that has persuaded my people to choose wrongly,” says the Lord, “to go against my agenda,” says the Lord, “will reap the harvest of my wrath,” says the Lord. “For I will take away their flock,” says the Lord, “and give them to others,” says the Lord. “The wrath and anger of their flock against them,” says the Lord, “will cause the Great Church Exit,” says the Lord. “I will crumble their empires,” says the Lord God Almighty. “They will lose everything,” says the Lord. “Like sands through the hourglass,” says the Lord, “their lives will pour out in a day; everything they try to do to stop it, will come to naught; it will all come to nothing. It will become meaningless as they see it pouring out and nothing they do will stop it. Their old tricks won’t work for them anymore. Their creative lies will begin to stab them, ensnare them instead of my people,” says the Lord.

“The Quake has begun; my wrath is pouring out; my long arm of righteous indignation is sweeping, has swept, and will continue to sweep until my work is finished and my people, all over the world, have victory, and will rejoice in my VICTORY; THEIR VICTORY,” says the Lord, God Almighty, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies!

“I will not be thwarted,” says the Lord. “WATCH, LEARN, and LISTEN,” says the Lord, “as I present myself as the powerful God, the God of Creation,” says the Lord. “And my people who are are called by my name, my grassroots people of principled faith will see their God go into battle for them and win,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

“I parted the Red Sea and drowned the enemy; I split the rock to water my people and their flocks; I slew a powerful army with one angel in one night. Is anything too hard for me?” says the Lord. “NO! Nothing is too hard for me! NOTHING! I will give victory to my people and peace to my nation,” says the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, God Almighty who was, and is, and is to come; He who was dead, and now is alive, and alive for evermore!

This is an amazing word from the Lord! If you are looking around at the chaos, STOP! LOOK UP! God is moving for His people! Not only is this a word for the USA, but for the world. Know that God is on the move for His people, world wide! Praise Him today! Praise the Lord God of Heaven’s armies!

In this word, the Lord kept saying, “says the Lord,” more times than he usually does. As you read, you notice He transitions it into the “Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” He reminds us that He parted the Red Sea, meaning He saved His people from a great army, a great defeat, slaughter even from the enemy’s wrath. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is going into battle for God’s people now, and He is bringing an army of angels. Get ready people of God, our God is about to bring a great defeat to our enemies, His enemies who want to slaughter God’s people and wipe the true gospel from the earth! That will never happen! The enemy’s evil agenda is about to be exposed and destroyed. What looked like a sure defeat then, became one of the greatest victories in all of history; God’s victory! And the same powerful God will and is bringing victory now!

Then, He reminded us that He split the rock and poured out water to a thirsty people, a nation and their flocks, which was their welfare. Pouring out; God is pouring out His spirit on His people to choose Him and His agenda at this critical time in history when people’s hearts are thirsty for the true word of God, because the true word of God, with His power, is the true gospel, which is being shut down by hireling pastors. God is showing us that after the enemy is exposed and defeated, for God’s people to come out from beneath Satan’s great blanket of deception, the spirit of defeatism. God will pour out His spirit for a thirsty people for a resurgence of the true gospel and the power of the blood of Jesus.

Then, He also reminded us that He sent one angel in one night to slay an approaching army to save His people from death and slavery where they would not be able to freely worship and give Him praise and honor. He here is reminding us how quickly He can slay our enemies, and how things can change drastically with God’s favor on His people in one day. He saved them so they would believe in Him again and glorify Him!

The time is now! God is moving in His spirit of Victory as only God can. Choose this day who you will serve people of the earth! Whosoever is on the Lord’s sided, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, come on over to His Victory and begin to praise Him!! Glory hallelujah!!! To God, our heavenly Father, be the honor and glory forever! Amen.

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I heard the lord say…

And the Lord says…

September 22, 2020 10:30 a.m.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I am God Almighty, living in the heavens. I am He who was dead, and am alive. I am the creator of worlds and universe.

I am He who began life, and am life its self. I am the Father on high. No one is above me. I and I alone, have created man in my image for my purposes. I and I alone, know each person by their name. I am the creator of all things. If it has not been created is because I did not create it…yet.

I own and I have ALL power. No one, I say again, is above me. No one controls me. No one can control me when I stand firm on the countenance of my people. I stand with my people.

I shake the earth. No one can stop me. I rend the heavens; no one can thwart me.

Again I say I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Life starts with me and life ends with me. So therefore, I send rain on the just and the unjust, but that does not mean I don’t see the evil deeds of all.

Now I say this, the great divide is here; it has come; it is manifesting and I am calling all living generations to drop their evil manifestos and come over to my side. At my side is love, forgiveness, and plans of plenty, plans to provide all things whatsoever you need.

At my side, you will find shelter and rest and provision. All is mine and I give it to whomsoever I will.

At my side, beneath the shadow of my being you will begin to thrive.

At my side, I will take care of your family.

I am a supernatural God who will claim you, clean you, and command my blessings to come upon you and overflow you to beyond fullness. This is supernatural, from a supernatural God; the only God of creation and life!

I am the life giver! Can’t you see? Don’t you realize? Don’t you understand? Can’t you see with your own eyes that there is no other God but me; a supernatural God that creates supernatural life?

No life is common, or natural, but supernatural with power.

You give and take and swap and steal power, the power of life every single day, hour, minute, and seconds on earth, not realizing what you are doing. Did my Son not say to do good so you can reap good? Do you not see the great power in a seed? And the supernatural power of its death in the earth, only to be raised to life from the darkness of the ground in its own season?

That is supernatural!

That is resurrection!

That is life!

That is power!

That is supernatural power!

And it is all from a Supernatural God! A Supernatural God that loves you with a supernatural love.

My son was sown into the earth as a supernatural seed that died a supernatural death in the heart of the earth, only to be resurrected in his season to be THE TREE OF LIFE for my supernatural beings—human beings, people of the earth, to be more than earth once again; to be supernatural beings that once again will abide with me, their supernatural Father in Heaven, that loves them with an everlasting love.

Faith the grain of a mustard seed can move mountains simply by believing and speaking. So, my beloved, speak and believe, for you are supernatural beings living in the presence of a supernatural God, a supernatural Father, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

I am a supernatural Father calling all my supernatural children to come over on my side; separate yourselves from the darkness, the evil one, the evil one and his lies, disingenuous rhetoric, and evil plans for my children, my supernatural children, my family of God, of my house, of my Kingdom, of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Stop!! Come over to my side, and stop giving the enemy your supernatural power to do evil to you; he uses your own power I have given you for life! Stop allowing the enemy to use it against you. He takes your words and breath and uses them against you; not only is he using your supernatural power to destroy you, but to destroy your family, your descendants, and those around you—your neighbors.

Did I not say, ‘Love your neighbors as yourself?’

The enemy is using your supernatural powers of life, powers to do good, to do my will, to destroy not only you, your blessings, your families, but your neighbors as well.

He, the evil one, is making you his puppets of evil, making you to do the exact opposite of my word, my commandments; trying to thwart me and making you abort your life and purpose here on earth—and robbing you of your eternal place by me, and with me in eternity. This is grievous to me for I created you to live with me in the presence of my eternal love.

Come over to my side! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Don’t let the enemy steal the power and the potential of your supernatural life; your supernatural life in the loving presence of your supernatural Father in heaven.

Life begins and ends with me. I have made preparations for you.

Come over!

Come over!

Whosoever is on the Lord’s side, come on over to me, says the Lord!

This is the word of knowledge I heard from the Lord! This word adheres with the last “I heard the Lord say,” about the spirit of defeat-ism. This word goes further into why the Lord is telling his people to come out from the darkness and into the light; the light of His love, protection, and VICTORY! The whole earth is about seeds! All seeds have resurrection power. They, the seeds of the earth, all represent Jesus! The whole earth, and seeds, and resurrection power are a witness to the resurrection power of Jesus! Hallelujah!! God is great and great is His love for you. So, step out of the darkness and come over to the Lord’s side where He loves and has provision for you, your family, and your descendants to come–everlasting life! Come over to the Lord’s side. Come over to life, supernatural life with supernatural power!

Click here: to read all about coming out from beneath the spirit of defeatism and into God’s VICTORY for his people!

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Until next time, from “I heard the Lord say…”

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Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?


Are you toiling and boiling and trying your darnedest to be a good parent in this toxic world where what used to be good is now bad, and what once worked, for thousands of years as parents and grandparents, is now deemed abusive? Are you deemed, as a parent outside the bounds of the law, abusive just because you discipline your children? Do you feel the burn, the scorn of society because of it?

Well, so did I, and a lot of other parents…until I began to learn what the pressure pot of responsibility was all about. Now in Pressure Pot I, I go into how our parents and grandparents put us into the pressure pot of responsibility, what it was, what it was like, and how it affected us all in the beginnings of our lives. If you would like to start at the beginning with an informative and insightful read, CLICK HEREAre You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

When we left off with The Pressure Pot of Responsibility I, we were at the point when I wanted to delve into God’s idea of a pressure pot! So here goes!

Like I said before, pressure pots have very distinct and unequivocal directions on how to properly use them, requirements if you will, for your safety. If you don’t diligently adhere to them, I promise you, you will have an explosion on your hands; a very dangerous one. You could lose your life!!!

You may think the pressure pot of responsibility is not as dangerous, but I would argue that it is even more dangerous if not done properly; and I would add, Godly.

Responsibility. It has been an ugly word for a long time now. Sitting in a room, on a computer, playing video games and what-not is not the real reality of life, but is unfortunately a lot of today’s children’s realities. And while I understand it is very dangerous these days to let your children play outside, if not watched over by mature adults, or parents, not teaching them the real reality of life is just as dangerous. Statistics say at least 800,000 children go missing in America every year. Just think about that, and try to consider what the people who have abducted them are doing with them. Why isn’t the news, mainstream media talking about this? It’s outrageous that they don’t! Why?

Okay, I’ll try not to get off topic again. Let’s go back to responsibility, and being a responsible parent. After I had worked with children for five years in the school system, I was horrified that most children didn’t understand some of the most elemental basics of life. For instance: They did not know where their food came from. They thought it magically appeared in the supermarket. I’m not kidding you when I say this. I could go on and on!

But I will not. Here, now, I’d like to share my testimony of my pressure pot of responsibility to my own children.

When my two children became teenagers, I thought I was doing a good job of being a mother. But in my prayer time, the Lord began to deal with me and convict me about some of my so called “good” mothering ways. I got the feeling he didn’t approve of them, much to my dismay. This caused me to pray even harder. I was confused, thinking I had been giving them good advice…direction.

Then came the day when the Lord shocked me to my core. To make a long story short enough for this blog, I will just explain it this way. The Lord basically told me I could no longer tell my children what to do! What? How could I continue raising them without telling them what to do; correct them?

In our culture, most children do not respect their parents, and this is a result of having an “entitled” mentality. You can’t spoil a child with too much love, but you can spoil them with too many possessions they have had no part in earning. Earning “stuff” is hard work, something a lot of children in this toxic culture know nothing about.

So…I had been teaching my children the right concepts…or so I thought. Now, I didn’t know what to do, so I kept praying. Then came the kicker that put me in the pressure pot!

Get this! The Lord told me I could only correct my children and tell them what HE told me to say!! Whaaaat?? Now in those days, I was really having a hard time discerning the voice of the Lord. But I was learning, when the Lord wanted me to hear his voice, it was loud and clear. No doubt there.

From that point, I began to know, through experience, not mental knowledge of concepts, what the pressure pot of God was all about. Can you guess how many times my mouth opened to tell my children what to do? But I couldn’t. I had to watch them struggle, even as I struggled, to understand my new role as the Lord’s spokesperson to my teenage children. I had to learn to watch them make mistakes, struggle in the culture, wanting to become part of it. Even though I felt a lot of their decisions were wrong, I couldn’t say a word. Can you imagine that? If you know me, you would laughingly say, “No!”

Let me tell you, I began to be more on my knees, my head in the Bible, and learning to discern the Lord’s voice among all the chattering thoughts in my head, for the sake of my children, and them learning right from wrong; God’s ways.

I was in the pressure pot cooking, torn, confused, and wondering if I was even hearing the voice of God!! But I learned to discern his voice. I learned that even if I didn’t get it right the first time, he wasn’t angry. But lovingly encouraged me to keep on going.

In my pressure pot, God began to bring out the servant in me, waiting on HIM to give ME direction to my children!

I began to be grateful, and gracious, and eternally thankful as I watched God’s direction to me begin to play out for the betterment of my children in mine, and their everyday life.

Did I get it wrong sometimes? Yes, yes I did. Did I fail to deliver the Lord’s words in the right way sometimes? Yes, yes I did. But in my defense, consider this: Jesus discipled grown men for three and one half years! Guess what? They still didn’t get it. That is, until, the day of Pentecost. When the Light, the Truth, the Comforter came, he continued to disciple them. Meaning, they had to adhere to the risen Lord leading them and guiding them in the responsibility of their individual lives, and work for the Lord, ministry, his servants, if you will.

I want to say this about my pressure pot of responsibility; I learned to hear his voice, and I became his servant. And…this is a big one…I gave him the honor for his word. I told my children that I heard from the Lord, and then I gave them HIS words, not mine. And they began to see the richness of his word in their lives. They saw me struggle, pray, fast, and wait on the Lord for his word for our family, for their lives, and for our future.

Then, the most amazing thing began to happen! They began coming to me in the middle of their problems and asking me to pray to the Lord for direction. I would always say yes, and many, many times, I would tell them they needed to pray with me. And they began to.

As I began to give God the honor, praise, and glory for his precious words of instruction and wisdom into our lives, it was as if someone hit the pressure gage, and pressure I didn’t even realize I was under began to be released. Anxiety, fears, and other toxic feeling where my children were concerned began to be released from my spirit, toxic spirits that had caused my mind to be in bondage to them.

The Lord put me in a pressure pot of responsibility. Then he brought my children into it. And eventually my husband. We were all in this pressure pot of responsibility, and we learned to let the Lord lead us and guide us.

We all began to get to know the Lord and he strengthened our relationship with him and each other. It also brought us into new levels of faith we didn’t even know existed, except for the stories in the Bible.

I give him all the praise and glory for it. And I did, and still do, in front of my family.

In that pressure pot of responsibility, I learned the difference between being a good mother and a Godly mother. My Bible, my prayer, and fasting became my foundation for living.

1 Corinthians 10:24 (BBE)
24 Let a man give attention not only to what is good for himself, but equally to his neighbor’s good.

I sought the Lord for the benefit of my children. But the benefits I never dreamed of became our way of life, living as servants of the Lord.

Now if you have a problem with being a servant, listen to what Jesus says about it. Mark 10:45 (BBE)
45 For truly the Son of man did not come to have servants, but to be a servant, and to give his life for the salvation of men.

If Jesus came to be a SERVANT, and we, as Christians, are supposed to be modeling ourselves after Christ Jesus, aren’t we supposed to more concerned about becoming HIS SERVANT than anything else?

Think about this: 1 Corinthians 4:1 (BBE)
1 Let us be judged as SERVANTS of Christ, and as those who are RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECRET THINGS OF GOD. 

IN MY PRESSURE POT OF GOD, the Lord brought me close, trained me to hear his voice, and began to teach me about my responsibility towards my children. When he felt he could TRUST me, he began to REVEAL the secret things about my children that he and he alone knew. In order to do that, I had to be patient and confident, with faith towards him, the Lord, that he knew what he was doing. Through me, his servant, he wanted them to know that he knew them better than they knew themselves. Know why? Because our toxic society wants us to be cookie cutter people. Even the church sometimes has this mentality. But God does not!!! Because we are not cookie cutter people. We are each one uniquely, and one-of-a-kind created by God, for God’s purposes alone.

(I want to put an ad here: My books are all about the uniqueness of each and every one of my characters in my fiction novels. And I celebrate them and the Lord while I write each story. My stories are not cookie cutter genre! If that is what you want, the same old same old, you will not appreciate my stories of love, faith, growth, intrigue, and romance. They are each unique, because I want my characters to each come off as real, unique, one-of-a-kind characters; ones the readers can empathize with. Why do I say empathize? {I found this on the web. I don’t know who said it, but it fits here.} By means of empathy, a great painting, or novel, becomes a mirror of the self.)

So, if you feel as if you are in God’s pressure pot of responsibility, suffering, even in physical pain, know this: The bottom line in your pot is three things: 1. Become obedient, and do it as quickly as you can, without delay. 2. Acknowledge, accept, and underscore, in your mind, that you are being trained to become a SERVANT of El Elyon, the God Most High; Elohim, God, the Creator of all things! 3. Acknowledge, and rebuke, most persistently, any and all rebellious spirits that try to cause you to kick against the pricks! Allow God to bring you to a point of praise and worship from the heart. And when you begin to genuinely do this, you will begin to see the Lord hit the pressure valve and let off the pressure.

But know and understand this, in God’s Pressure Pot of Responsibility, you will have to deal with yourself and the toxic spirits Satan has tried to bind you with, to enslave you to him. But God wants you to be free.

John 8:36 (KJV)
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Satan wants you to be in bondage, a slave, bound in the chains of sin. God wants you to be free. That is why he sent his son into the world, to save us from slavery and sin to Satan, into becoming free to serve God. After all, that is what we all were created for.

It is our duty, our responsibility to serve Adonai, our Lord!

Jesus said to pray this way: Our Father, who art in heaven… Abba, our Father.

Speaking as a parent, is it really our responsibility to teach our children about the Heavenly Father, God?

What is the big deal about “giving God the honor, praise, and the glory?”

Why should we give Him, God, the credit when it is us who are working our tails off down here on earth to survive?

Ever wondered these things? Well, we are going to cover this in God’s Pressure Pot of Responsibility III!

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Are You in the Pressure Pot of Responsibility? Parenting? Are you toiling and boiling and don’t know how to get out?

Are you desperately trying to find that one release valve? Is there such a thing as God’s pressure pot?

Do you know what a pressure pot is? Ever used a pressure pot? No? Maybe? Yes?

I’ll share one thing with you: I have. One thing you first learn about a pressure pot is…it can be very dangerous if not done properly.

You have to know your altitude. You have to know how much poundage to put on the pot for the content; what you are cooking up. You have to know how to crank the heat up properly and then adjust it, and keep it adjusted. And then you have to know how to properly vent it and let it cool down, release the pressure so it doesn’t blow up in your face when you take the lid off.

Now, I have the new “pressure pot” on today’s market. It’s called Instant Pot, or “Instapot” with all the convenient bells and whistles: pre-times settings, push button controls, and easy venting. You really don’t have to know anything, just add a little water, put your food inside, set your pressure valve one way, and then lock the lid, set it, and let it go. Wahla!!0

Now the InstaPot is not for canning for long time preservation of food. It’s just for a quicker cook.

But neither of these is the pressure pot I’m talking about. I’m talking about God’s pressure pot. The pot He puts us in and cranks up the heat. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Let me describe it this way: The pressure pot of responsibility our parents put us in when they were teaching us how to be responsible could be a parallel likeness.

“Oh,” you say? “My parents didn’t teach you how to be responsible like that.”

Okay, I understand. You’re of that generation where we, as parents, were told how bad, cruel, and abusive we were if we put pressure on our children in the form of parental control. And we were told our children should run the household. If utter confusion set it, we were bad parents!! Uh…and then there was the ugly word, or should I say the word that soon became the ugliest word of all… Uh…let’s whisper it. “Spanking.” Oh no! You’re a bad parent!

Oh, but the word “spanking” wasn’t the word they used to “guilt” us into believing we were abusive if we disciplined our children with a “spanking.” The word they used with a horrified tone and insinuation of abuse went this way: “You “struck” your child? How horrible. It’s abuse!! Ten times over it’s abuse!” Afterwards went like this: RED ALERT!! RED ALERT!! ABUSE! ABUSE! GET THE POLICE!! PUT THEM IN JAIL! TAKE THE CHILDREN!

Now let me tell you, this confused a lot of parents, me included. Was I abusive if I spanked my children?

No, I’m was not. To say I was was, was catamount to accusing not only me of being an abusive parent, but my parents too, and also my grandparents, and great grandparents, and great, great grandparents of being child abusers. All the way back to Adam and Eve probably. And then to God! Think about that.

Isn’t it a good thing all these so-called child experts came along at the right time to tell us parents who were “spanking” their children we were being abusive, contradicting thousands of years of parents and grandparents correcting their children! Whew! And just in time! (Sarcasm here!)

My parents spanked me. They were not abusers. They raised us with discipline, work, and they ran our home as parents parenting; as leaders. And let me tell you, we were not the easiest bunch to bring up. But they did, and you know why? Because their parents raised them with discipline, as their parents did before them. Now when I say discipline, I don’t mean beating your children half to death, which is abuse. I mean discipline in the form of adult leadership, adult guidance, adult supervision, and adult behavior. Yes, my parents and grandparents practiced what they preached. We children did not dictate what went on in my parents’ home, our parents did. We did not dictate anything to our parents because we respected them and their roles as adults. We did not dictate or demand as if we were “entitled” to anything, even though we worked hard, as they did.

Respect is taught, and earned, not given out just because someone thinks they deserve it, or should I say, “entitled” to it. I respected my parents, and still do even though they’ve gone to be with the Lord.

Let me tell you, we were raised on a single family farm, which was our sole income. My momma and daddy built it from a scrap of land with only one barn on it. We learned to work hard for the roof over our head, food on our table (that we mainly grew) and the clothes on our back. We were taught the essentials of life: food, shelter, clothing, which were the tangible things. We also learned the intangible things: respect, obedience, and whether we hugged or kissed each other, which we seldom did, we understood the intangible spirit of love that bonded us from the top down; from our parents down to each of us. Everything else was just icing on the cake, so to speak.

So I was raised in the pressure pot of responsibility. It was hard sometimes. Did we children groan, complain, get mad, and rebel against it at times? Yes, yes we did. Did we get a spanking for it sometimes? Or a whipping? Yes, yes we did. But we were in Momma and Daddy’s pressure pot cooking. They knew how much pressure to put on our behinds. They knew how to adjust the discipline to meet the offence, which consisted of talking back, disrespecting them, and not doing what you were told. And they knew how to let the pressure off when we got a “whoopin’” on our behinds.

Did we ever “blow our lids?” Oh yeah, we vented, we just did not “blow up” in their faces. Let me tell you, there were a few trees in the woods that I cussed out over and over; vented on them my anger at the injustice, or what I thought as a child was injustice, at getting my spanking for bad behavior. And one misbehaving little monkey was not going to stop the show, or the work on the farm! Work on the farm was catamount to eating. And let me tell you…we ate good, real good. I sure would love to have some of that homegrown, nutritious food I grew up eating.

Let me tell you, on the farm, with yard work, housework, field work, animals and youngun’s to feed, it wasn’t about how we “felt” on any given day. Knowing we would get a spanking, knowing they would get angry at us, knowing we had to do our chores, our school work, and contribute to the work, put pressure on us to buck up to being responsible every day. We didn’t realize at the time that Momma and Daddy were not just growing beans, corn, tobacco, other crops, cows, hogs, chickens, goats, cats, and dogs, they were growing seven children into respectable, hardworking, caring, and responsible adults. They were growing us into adults who became ready, willing, and able to leave home knowing how to buck up every day, work, and take care of ourselves and our own families as we faced the challenges of everyday life.

You know why? I’ll tell you. Because bucking up to the pressure our parents put on us made us strong. When you prune the vine–cut out the excess and sometimes dead wood of bad behavior–you make the vine stronger. It was the beginning of bringing out of us what God put in us. In standing up to that pressure, and discipline it made us strong people who could stand up to the difficulties that we would encounter in the world we were going to be released into one day as adults. We were raised to view our options, make critical choices, and use self discipline to do it.

Iron sharpens iron. My parents were iron, and they sharpened us, the tools in their “shed of life.” As their parents did before them and theirs before them, and so on and so on.

My parents’ daily pressure pot of responsibility bonded us as a family as it brought out the good and bad in us–just like a pressure pot does with food. They tried to shape the good, and make us fight our own undesirable behavior to become self-disciplined. Don’t think for one second we were not told when our behavior was unacceptable, and they did not spare our “feelings” or the “rod” when it came to correcting that bad behavior as we learned right from wrong; real right from wrong. Not the hogwash that is being promoted in the world today: right is now wrong, and wrong is right! It is lies, and I’m sad to say too many have bought into these lies. Our children are paying the price through confusion, not knowing or understanding the basic necessities for life, and having an entitled mentality. This is not of God. And God is not pleased with our parenting today.

This blog in no way is bashing any of you as parents. I’m only saying what I have lived and observed over the years of change in this world, culture, and so called modern way of thinking. And let me say this: The basics of life have not changed, just the thinking around it. What do I mean? Basics: food, shelter, clothing, family love, and God’s love. Our children’s understanding of the basics of life fly around objects, having everything the world of possessions’ has to offer; and have it right now!! This is confusion.

1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

With too many pressures from culture, media, social media, schools, and colleges, too many of us, as parents, have so relaxed our morals, let go of our standards, and given in to the pressure pot of the world, the culture, and too much “like-ism,” wanting everyone and everything to “like” us so we can all be “alike” in the world. No individuality; cookie cutter people. No competing with our own bad behavior, or facing it. No “real” right from wrong, excluding God and His word.

In other words…we, as parents, are dull iron today. We sharpen no one. We, as pressure pots, are useless. And lots of our children are venting back at us; putting pressure on us to help them get everything they want…and now!! No learning the basics of life, no self-discipline, and very little real happiness, and no liking themselves because of inner integrity, which is what God requires of us; integrity in His morals.

Let me confess here: My husband and I were one of these kinds of parents too, I’m sorry to say. And our children too, at one point paid a high price under the pressure pot of the changing culture.

In the King James Version of the Bible it says:

Proverbs 13:24 (KJV)
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

The Bible in Basic English says it this way:

Proverbs 13:24 (BBE)
24 He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.

What could be the remedy for all this? The “proverbial” rod? (Pun intended here!) More than just the good old fashioned rod, the possible answer could, of course, be God’s pressure pot. But how do we, as parents, bring our children, in this toxic culture, into God’s pressure pot for His type of responsibility?

Well, we’ll cover that in The Pressure Pot of Responsibility II!

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Are Fans of America’s Favorite Sports Being Played?

Baseball, hotdogs, apple pieand America!

Our great American past times; baseball (NBL), football (NFL), racing (NASCAR), and…BOYCOTT? WHAAAT? Why are we boycotting ourselves? Should we or shouldn’t we? Well, as a devout non-sports-competition-of-any-kind person, I think…ah…maybe…we should NOT!!! And here’s why….

In light of what’s going on in these United States of America, that I dearly love, by the way, today, I have never seen SUCH A SMALL FRACTION OF OUR COUNTRY TRYING SO HARD TO DIVIDE THE REST OF US!!! I don’t even know why. Well…maybe a little, I do. But one thing I have deduced is this: We are stronger together than apart.

But in the cases of boycotting games, our past times that started in the past, meaning our history, I am appalled! Why? Why would our country, who loves our competitive sports boycott them because of a few, and I mean a very few people, who are bowing down to…what? Are they bowing to God, our national anthem, the people who gave their lives for this country? Taking a knee to something or someone means you’re, in my honest opinion, serving them.

Okay, okay, I know what they are saying. But I’d like to dig a little deeper. Why are some of these same people tearing down our historical monuments?

Why are they hell bent on destroying our past? So they can create a new, and different future for our beloved America, I ask you?

But really, is it all part of a sinister plot? Why have our colleges turned our children into American hating citizens?

I submit to you that they are trying to change America from the inside out. I have watched it happen over the years.

It’s racist; you’re a xenophobe, a supremacist! They shout all these accusations everywhere.

And I believe, in more ways than one, we are bowing down to this culture of hate; hate for America and all Americans who love this country. When they hate us, we are trying to hate them back! NO, WE SHOULD NOT!

So here is my take on it: I love this country and all the people in it. People from other countries love America and want to come here; legally and illegally. Here’s a thought: Maybe we should accept the American loving immigrants and deport the America haters! No, just kidding.

But they are hatefully trying to steal, kill, and destroy parts of this nation. They are tearing down our cultural statues. These are works of art as much as they are history. They belong to all of us, not just the few haters who want to destroy them.

Now all that I have said up until now is just stating the obvious, but what I am about to say is not obvious, but subterfuge.

All these kneeling people…are SUBTERFUGE. They are there stirring you up to hate! AND TO HATE THE VERY THING YOU LOVE—SPORTS!! And also hate other parts of our history and heritage.

We, as Americans, have loved OUR sports for a long time. Could it be that the same behind-the-scenes people who are paying rioters to riot, loot, and burn are the same people paying these America haters to take a knee? Are these same behind-the-scenes people trying to tear down more of our culture, heritage, and and indelible part of us, as Americans, people of these United States of America, our great past times? Aren’t the NFL and NASCAR born and bred in our country? Aren’t they part and parcel of our history…us?

I submit to you this: DO NOT BOYCOTT PARTS OF US, OUR HISTORY AND PRESENT THAT WE LOVE!! FIGHT BACK AND FIGHT BACK IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY THAT WILL CROSS OUT THEIR SUBTERFUGE, OR SHOULD I SAY SUBTERFUDGE! Go to your sports games and sing our national anthem as loud as you can. Raise hell by jumping, shouting, and acknowledging we love this country, we love our sports, and we love our culture, and will not let these sneaky, conniving, commie lovers make us destroy part of OUR America, our competitive sports. Ignore the knee-takers, the very, very few haters.

Go to the NASCAR races and wave our flags, shout out our love for America and support the ones who love America too!


I’m not a competitive sports fan, but it breaks my heart to watch those evil you-know-what’ers making us destroy our heritage ourselves with their subterfuge. So please take my advice, my slant on things and don’t let them use us to destroy our great country! Don’t let them make us destroy the things we love! There of millions of us compared to the very pitiful few of them. If they kneel, ignore their butts, and yell all the more for your team, for America, for each other, and our children!

REMEMBER THIS: The love of the many outclass, out weigh, the hate of the few!

WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO GO to all our favorite sporting events and raise loving hell at these events and show our love for our America!!!! We need solidarity for each other, our righteous America loving leaders, and our great nation!

While you’re at it, let’s pray for our nation, our leaders, and most of all our enemies while we are praying for ourselves, families, and each other. Remember what Jesus said:

Matthew 5:44-45 (KJV)
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Come join us, On Purpose Prayer Warriors, to pray for our nation, and stay safe out there and be blessed!


With love from my heart for you and our great nation, The United States of America,

On Romance & the Homestead,

A fan of the fans of America’s sports,


I Heard the Lord say...

I Heard the Lord say…


On 1-27-20 as I was praying at our breakfast table, I heard the Lord say, “California! Fire shall burn California, and it shall burn out the nest of vipers and witchcraft, and even the spirit of Jezebel shall be rooted out.”

Wondering what I was hearing, I then heard the Lord say, “There’s Gold in California! There’s Gold in California!”

The Lord then showed me a map of California, and it was burning; red and yellow flames of fire were consuming the whole state. And the Lord says, “When California burns, it will become the Golden State again.” Then I saw the fire had died out. Then, as if the breath of God, blowing, blew away gray ashes that hovered over California and what it had become. When the ashes were gone, I saw big mounds of pure, yellow gold, like as unto smooth mountains, jutting out of the dark ash that seemed to be the ground. Up and down that map of California, these mounds of gold jutted up. And I heard the Lord say, “California shall produce gold again, but not the gold of the past, but of the future. The gold now will be the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

I saw also the Golden Gate Bridge above the waters. What did this mean? The Lord didn’t say at first. Later, after I began to pray about this meaning, I heard the Lord say… The Lord says, “The Golden Gate Bridge stands as a spiritual gateway to the once, ‘Golden State, California’ as a producer of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My state, California, will once again be mined for gold, as a spirit purged of the dross of sin, and the spirit of acceptance of sin in many forms. The pure gold will rise to the top, as I will send righteous leaders into California that have already been through my refining process. These righteous leaders will help me refine the people of California, and bring out those already there that I have put through a refining process. They will merge into powerful mountains of gold, a worth only seen at first from the perspective of the Kingdom of Heaven; then later to others, their surrounding world. I, the Lord, has spoken.”

Then I heard the Lord say, “Nancy Pelosi and her spirit of Jezebel, the spirit of witchcraft shall be cast down. No witch shall sit in the White House in the presidential seat of power. Witchcraft, manipulation, lies: Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and all the rest are Jezebel spirits. All the Congress, the House, and Senate who are witches shall be cast down. I will burn off the chaff of all of these,” saith the Lord.

Now, I, Della, in no way consider myself a prophet, as in the prophets of old, but I do consider myself a sheep, an adamant follower of Jesus Christ. And Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and another they will not follow.”

I do not follow people when it comes to my faith: not people, pastors, evangelists, politicians, or other gurus. I love them, but don’t follow them, as none of them died on the cross for me.

Do I listen to them? Continue reading “I Heard the Lord say…”

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I heard the Lord say… A Wave of Love…

The Birth of a New Thing, a Promise From Old, a Word of Knowledge and Wisdom!

In this “I heard the Lord say…” the Lord showed me to go back to something he gave me over 10 years ago. And as I write and share this now, I know we are living in tumultuous times! But! God’s word is always so timely, and yet timeless at the same time.

Before I give you the word, I say again, I know we are living in tumultuous times, but God is still God and He is on the throne. Our churches have been shut down due to the pandemic. Most of us have been doing live streaming, or videos for our weekly messages of love, hope, and grace from the Bible.

But for some of us, it’s as if we have been standing in a dark place praying for light! We’ve had time away from work, and the world, and have been home with family.

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Searching for answers?

I’ve been hearing more about Ecclesia (called out ones into a civil body) who met regularly in their homes. I say this because of what the Lord told me over ten years ago. What he told me has everything to do with the church today, and our homes today.

So, if you are searching for something today, I’m sharing the entire word the Lord gave me. When he gave it to me I was in the beginning of writing the book, Inside Sarah’s Tent, Birthing God’s Blessings Inside the Home, which was published in 2013. You can find it here on my Shop-For-Love  page. But below I’m going to give you what I heard the Lord say to me back then. It is the Lord’s word, not mine. I give him all the glory!!! It is the last chapter of the book.

Chapter 29

The Wave of Love and Love Letter From God

This is the love letter the Lord gave me and he entitled it, “The Birth of a New Thing, a Promise From Old, a Word of Knowledge and Wisdom.”

Boyce and I had then just returned from an Open Heaven Conference, and I was fasting and praying for the content of the book, Inside Sarah’s Tent. I felt impressed of the Lord to get a notebook and pen. After I did, I felt words flooding my spirit. The Lord said to me, “Write down the words I am saying, word for word.” In the following paragraphs is the letter I got from the Lord, word for word. I have not changed it but have written it here and am sharing it with you just as the Lord shared it with me.

The Lord said, “The church is like Job. We are on the trash heap…we’ve lost so much…our sons and daughters. Just like Job.

“But God is talking to the church. You think you are strong and powerful in your own might, in your own strength, in your sacrifices. But God says, did the church lay the heavens? Did your bring Leviathan forth? Did you place the stars just so?

“The church has been reeling under the influence of the world. God says we’ve taken God off the agenda wanting to do new things. But God says, I’m going to show myself strong. You go to church, you seek riches, you seek favor from mankind. You have chosen recreation more times than not over me. You fill your homes with possessions, yet you don’t live there. You fill your hearts and minds with wordly ideas so I can’t live there. And like Job of old, says the Lord, you’ve lost it all. All the spiritual riches, says the Lord, are lying in heaven waiting, says the Lord, waiting for you to acknowledge, like old Job, that I am God and not you.

“For all your work, says the Lord, you’ve left your houses desolate, the place where I want to live with you. My house is desolate, says the Lord. What good is a home if you don’t live there?

“I want to pour spiritual treasures into your houses, says the Lord. Like Job of old, I want to turn your captivity and bless you, and restore you, and restore the place of my choice to abide.

“I said, Love your neighbor as yourself. But you say, Who is my neighbor? I say, look to the right, look to the left, look forward, look behind you and in front of you. These are your neighbors.

“The church for too long has been ashamed of me, seeking favor of the world and mankind in general. You have practiced church with your mouths moving in tandem with the world.

“But you have robbed me of tithes and offerings. In robbing me, you have robbed yourselves and brought a curse on yourselves. Do you not know that if you seek my favor, I will give you all the favor you need with man?

“I turned Job’s captivity. I will turn yours and the sinner I will send to you for prayer, even as I did Job. His friends I sent to him for him to pray for them. As Job prayed, I turned his captivity. For he sought me for what was best. He did not seek his friends’ advice or his wife’s, but mine.

“In the beginning, Job fancied himself a servant of God. But in the end, Job knew he was my servant and I was his God. And so knew his friends. They all recognized, through Job, that I was God. They all called on me then and not each other. They prayed to me, each one individually. I became a personal God to Job’s friends.

“The church, like Job, thought it got things done through their own strength. But it became a desolate place. Desolate hearts, desolate homes, filled with cursing, revelry, idolatry, and fornication, and murder. But I am becoming personal again to my people. I am going to turn their captivity and build up the old waste places. The waste places are the hearts and minds of my people and their dwelling places. I want to adorn and beautify these places, first with my Spirit. For in my spirit, Job found truth. In truth, he found peace. In peace, he found healing.

“The new wave of anointing and power I am bringing is for people who will willingly invite me back into the home, the dwelling place, and recognize that I am God, the Father, who sent the son to die for their sins.

“For I am Jehovah Nissi. I will be their banner if they will let me be over their home. Inside their home I will bring the promises to their table for food, Jehovah-Jireh, their provider. I will turn the tide of the enemy with this new wave of anointing. But it is not a new thing I bring, says the Lord, but an old thing I bring. It will seem like a new thing because of the mentality of the world today. My son came and died so we could set up our abode, our place of dwelling inside your heart and homes.

“I am a dwelling God, not a random God, but an eternal dwelling God.

“My church chose excitement and pleasures of this world over me. But now I say, choose me. I allowed this choice for a while to test you and for comparison, but now, says the Lord, I say choose me, for I am peace, I am healing, I am the provider. Repent and choose me. I will turn your captivity and bless you as I did Job of old.

“And you will not seek every man his neighbor and say tell me about God, for I will pour my spirit into you inside your home, says the Lord, and talk comfortably to you of myself. I will teach you how to reach out to your neighbor and draw him into this new thing that is of old.

“Power will be given to this new thing that is of old and men will call you priests of the Lord. They will say, surely God is with you here. The wave will be transferable to those who seek you for it. The church because of this will become a strong force over the land, says the Lord, not lofty anymore, but down, on earth, and reachable to the lost.

“Do you not know, Church, that the world around you is dying for a little bit of love? Not your love, but my everlasting love? I say, come to me Church, drink from this new wave. You will not drown, but live. I will say, come, go, sin no more, but live and live well, whole, and blessed.”

Then God told me, “This is the birth of a new thing, a promise from old.”

After reading this word from God, understand that the latter glory of Job was far better and richer than the former glory of Job because Job admitted that God was God and he, Job was a man.

But not just any man, He was a chosen vessel of God to be a servant of God–well, whole, and blessed. God created a real-life, “God moment” in Job’s life. It was pitiful and painful but oh, so powerful. It was a legacy created by God, about God, for Job to hand down to his children and children’s children, even to today, to us, to our children. It is a legacy of changing lives and hearts for the glory of God and for the Kingdom of God, an eternal home for our children, neighbors, our friends and us.

Come, birth the promise of the new wave of love into your life, in your heart, and in your home. It’s God’s promise of old, the promise and legacy of Abraham and Sarah, yet a new thing for us today through Jesus. God is waiting to bless you, love you, save you, and provide for you, and give you and your family life, blessings, and most of all, eternal life. Most of all, he is waiting for you to accept him into your heart and your home so he can send his supernatural wave and flow of love and blessings to you there.

God is calling! Return to your first love, your Father God, through Jesus Christ, His son, and invite Him into your heart and home. He is waiting! 

With love and blessing from Romance & the Homestead,


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Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on…

“So, how many fools can you put into an ark?” I ask you. “Ummm, I don’t know,” you answer. “How many?”

Dispensations, Divisions, and The Kingdom of God II!

“Now we talked about the first dispensation of time, and the divisions in it. It was all about Lucifer, and his mighty fall from heaven, and how he became Satan, the Adversary, Beelzebub, The Prince of Darkness. If you haven’t read it, go here Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on… now and begin at the beginning, and then come back!”

“Hey, are you ready now to talk about the second dispensation of time, and it’s division? Good, I think you’ll love this one!”

“Okay,” you say. “Let’s hear your theory!”

“Well,” I began again, “it was over a thousand years after…you know…the Garden of Eden, and the forbidden fruit thing. You could probably say that the garden era was a short dispensation of time that ended seemingly bad for the beginning of the human race. But that’s not the one I’m going to next. The Garden of Eden has its own unique story.

“This one involves, let’s say, how many fools can be squeezed into an ark?”

“Really?” you ask, a little doubtful, because you know there was only 8 people that got into that ark.

“Well…in this dispensation of time, Satan, the Devil formerly known as Lucifer, and his iniquitous self, let loose his anger, hostilities, hatred, and cruel lust for power on the earth where he had been thrown down. If he couldn’t become God over The Kingdom of God, he planned to become god over these puny, sin infested humans. After all, he did snatch them from God’s hand and from the Garden of Eden. As he laughs diabolically, he feels pride once again in causing the downfall of God’s newest creations, as he did part of the angels. Wha ha ha!

“He led the children of Adam and Eve so far into his iniquities, sin, and rebellion against God and his ways, and the order of The Kingdom of God, that God repented of creating man.”

“Why?” you ask, “couldn’t God just deliver them from Satan’s evil grasp of power?”

“Well, let’s hear it from God.”

Genesis 6:5-6 (KJV)
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that EVERY IMAGINATION of the THOUGHTS of HIS HEART was only EVIL CONTINUALLY.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

“So…spiritual evil had so darkened the thoughts of mankind’s hearts, just as Lucifer before had darkened his own heart with pride, lust for power, and lies. It would seem that mankind’s ears could only discern Satan and his wicked lies as he created chaos on the earth by causing men, women, and angels to leave their place in God, and the righteous order of God in The Kingdom of God.

“Disobedience, rebellion, and wickedness had been thrown out of the Kingdom of Heaven, and was now living on earth through Satan. Satan lied to himself once again. He thought he could still somehow overthrow God by destroying God’s new creation, in God’s likeness and image–man!”

You ask, “Why doesn’t God just save mankind. He seems terribly outnumbered, overwhelmed even.”

“Well…let’s continue and see!” I say. Then! “Wait!”, I say. “I feel something moving in the spirit!”

“What is it?” you ask, clearly curious.

“But then,” I answer, “in the middle of all the iniquity and chaos, a beam of light came down to earth from heaven. Listen to what the Lord thought.”

Genesis 6:8-9 (KJV)
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

“The light of God’s thoughts shown down on Noah and saw his perfect generations: from God to Adam, to Seth, to Enoch, and to Noah (I did skip a few people here.); a lineage of faith and righteousness, untainted by Satan’s diabolical rule and rampage over the earth. So God graced Noah with divine revelation of what He, God was about to do.

“Now we know this story well. Noah had a wife and he began to build the ark. In that first year she had him 3 sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. These 3 boys grew up, all their lives, helping their daddy, Noah build that ark. Now for a hundred years, Noah followed God’s instructions, blueprint, and built that ark.

“But it wasn’t the only thing  he did. In a way, some say he became the first evangelist. He told all the evil people on the earth that the flood was coming and the ark had to be ready.

2 Peter 2:5 (KJV)
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

He began to tell the people, because of their iniquities, and following Satan and his murderous lies, God was going to send a flood upon the earth and wipe everyone out.

Hebrews 11:7 (KJV)
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

You break in here and say, “I see the dispensation, but I don’t see the divide. Man was already banished from the garden because of sin.”

“I get’ya,” I answer. “But, consider this. Noah built that ark, he and his sons. It took them about 100 years. So for a hundred years, Noah preached the coming of the flood. Now I don’t believe God would kick anyone out of the boat if any one of those Godless fools had turned from their wicked ways and turned back to God. And that boat/ark could have held a lot of people. It was a HUGE boat.”

You say, “But he had to fill it with animals.”

“Yeah, but God would have saved people first. He could have raised all the animals up from the ground, as He did before. You see, the people did still have the blood sacrifice for their sins. It was one of the first things Noah did when he came out of the ark and set foot on dry ground after almost a year of floating on the deep blue sea; a blood sacrifice. But none did. They were all now following their new god, Satan, doing whatever evil he filled their hearts with; walking in his darkness.

“So…for 100 years Noah kept preaching, ‘The flood is coming! God is going to destroy all humanity. I’m building and ark to save my family. Won’t you help me, join me.’

“For 100 years Noah was essentially saying, ‘Who’s on the Lord’s side, come on over!’

“So how many fools can you put into an ark?

“Let’s first see who qualifies as a fool, according to the WORD.”

Psalms 14:1 (KJV)
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

“So, apparently, the answer to how many fools–people who don’t believe in their hearts in God anymore–can you squeeze into an ark is a BIG, FAT ZERO-0. Do I believe that God would have filled that ark with other people if they had turned to Noah, believed, and entered into the ark at any time. YES! It was a big boat. But sadly, God knew their hearts as: corrupt, evil, only imagining and doing the evil things Satan, their new god, put into their hearts and minds. They had all completely turned away from their creator, God; WALKED AWAY FROM HIS LIGHT.

“So God did save humanity, by saving Noah and his family, all 8 of them. Then the flood came, and they–the fools–were all washed away. And…it will happen again, sadly. Ahhh, not the flood…another BIG event, as big, if not bigger than the flood.

Matthew 24:38-39 (KJV)
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

“So that ended that great dispensation of time, and a great division caused by unbelief that lead to the death of most of the human race. They did not heed the call of God and ‘come on over to God’s side, his light.’

With sadness I tell you, “Once again, Satan, caused a great divide between God and his creations. But all is not lost. The Kingdom of God, with God still sitting on His throne, is not finished. With righteous Noah and his family, God begins a new dispensation of time where people will once again get to choose which side it wants to be on: The light of God, or the darkness of Satan, the liar.

“You see, Satan started the first great divide when he puffed himself up with evil pride which began to divide his thoughts inside himself. He was divided, but didn’t conquer the darkness, but allowed it to overtake him. His evil thoughts, thoughts of disobedience to God’s will and purpose for him, was the wrong choice. He let the temptation of it in, then he chose to let it feed him from the table of corruption, darkness that it was. From this temptation of evil, he persuaded the angels, and God divided them out of the Kingdom of Heaven. Then, with evil intent Satan persuaded the first family of humanity to disobey God, their father. God then divided Adam and Eve from the garden and the Tree of Life.

“The dispensations of time and divisions had begun to roll through the ages now. There was, and is no stopping it now.”

“I’m beginning to understand these dispensations of time, their divisions, and who is behind them,” you tell me.

“Yes,” I answer. “And Satan is still on a roll, as he enters into the next dispensations and literally thinks, ‘Anything God can do, I can do better!’ You see, Satan is not in competition with us humans, he’s in competition with God…still…as he was from the beginning, lying to himself still, that he can somehow beat God. He is the author of competition; winners and losers. You see, in The Kingdom of Heaven, there is no such thing as ‘winners and losers.’ In The Kingdom of God, everyone is in their place going about doing exactly what God created them to do. No one is in competition with anyone else, because everyone is unique, and uniquely, and willingly, doing their work for God.

“But, Satan will be Satan, and in his dark, evil heart thinks, ‘In this dispensation, I will once again beat God. I will make his puny humans worship me, instead of him. I will steal them from him, destroy their faith in him, and make them kill each other.’

“You see, Satan doesn’t understand still, in all these dispensations of time, that he is the biggest loser of all!


John 8:12 (KJV)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

“I’m beginning to understand, see the light,” you tell me.

“Great! Satan led us out of God’s light into his, Satan’s darkness, and God, through Jesus, is giving us a chance to come back to God and His light, and into His Kingdom of Heaven.

“Can you say HALLELUJAH?!!! Then say it TWICE for life!”

“Now…if you aren’t walking in the light of God… What did you say? You’re not sure God IS the only ‘light?’ Okay, let us see what the WORD says:

1 John 1:5-7 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

“God is the light, the life now, and through all dispensations of time and into eternity.”

“Thanks for listening! I hope you enjoyed this dispensation of time and the cause of its division, and that you gleaned a lot of information about who God is and who our enemy is.

COMING SOON: Dispensations, Divisions, and The Kingdom of God III. Satan thinks, wrongly of course: ‘Anything God can do, I can do better!'”

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I Heard the Lord say...

I heard the Lord say…

…The South shall rise again! The South shall rise again!…

Then I heard the Lord say again, “I am striking the base of the pulpits! I am striking the base of the pulpits: politicians and preachers!”

And I saw in the spirit, as if it were, a man in a three-piece, gray suit standing behind a pulpit in front of a great congregation of the Lord. Lighting struck the base of it and it exploded, and then fragments blew outward and away from it. The man in the suit stood alone, vulnerable before the people.

First, I perceived this to be politicians. And the Lord said, “I am striking the base of the politicians’ pulpits and exposing them whether they be righteous or unrighteous! I am exposing the ones with their evil agenda, an agenda that is not mine, saith the Lord. This will be their downfall, as if falling off the edge of a cliff. Their fall will be painful as they hit the ground of reality, says the Lord. For far too many years that have created bubbles of lies that have shrouded my people, creating an illusionary world in their minds, tring to divide the hearts of my people from me, saith the Lord.

“If only they would have come to me, instead of the enemy, I would have sheltered them beneath my wings. But they would not.

“Now, I am exposing them and their evil agenda they had for my people, and my word, and now, instead of being sheltered in my love, they will become naked to the scrutiny and disdain of the whole world,” says the Lord. “And I shall turn many people from their evil works.”

And I heard the Lord again say, “I am striking the base of ministers’ pulpits! I am striking the base of ministers’ pulpits! And I saw again a man in a gray, three piece suit. Lightening came out of nowhere and struck the base of the pulpit he was standing behind and blew it apart too.

“And they too shall be exposed before my people, whether they be righteous or unrighteous, they will stand exposed before my people. I will expose the hirelings, as they do not love my sheep. My sheep, my people, my church will see them and turn away to my righteous ministers, who also will also be exposed, but for their righteous stand for my word, my gospel, my ministers who are called and love my sheep, my church, my body.”

And I saw, as it were, a great congregation of different people: races, cultures, and genders, turning their heads to their right, and seeing a red exit sign above a door, they began to leave, being lead away by the Spirit of the Lord.

Then I heard the Lord saying, “The South shall rise again! The South shall rise again!”

Then I saw a black and white map of the United States of America. The eastern, lower states labeled as “The South” were lifted up. They had a gray mist over them. I heard the spirit say, “The South shall rise again. I have moved many people into the south for my purposes. The gospel shall go forth from the South into the rest of the United States: the north/northeast, the northwest/west, and the southwest to save many souls.”

Then I saw as if the Lord waved his hand and the gray mist began to lift away and I saw these states turn white. Huge arrows came forth from the southern part of the map and began to go up, out, and bend towards these other areas of the United States. I saw, as if it were, a stirring in the middle of these lower states, and I saw many nationalities from other countries begin speaking in their native languages as people went forth into these other states: north, east, west, southwest, and the middle of the US. They began sharing the gospel in many languages as the people in the upper room did when they were baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Then the Lord showed me that when the gospel goes out, prosperity will come into the southern states to pay and pave the way to then go into all the world from all the states to share the gospel to save the souls God is drawing unto Him; a billion souls.

Now, just think about what the Lord is saying here. A billion souls being won for the Kingdom of Heaven!!!

I, and my family, have been praying for the true Church of Jesus Christ for many years. I have also been praying for God to send workers into the harvest, just like Jesus said to.

Matthew 9:37-38: Then saith he unto the disciples, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

As I was wondering about the things I heard the Lord say, and the vision he gave me, I felt the Lord gave me a word of knowledge.

The word of knowledge went like this: Continue reading “I heard the Lord say…”

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Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on…

Dispensations, Divisions, and The Kingdom of God I

I’m asking you, “Ever wanted to understand Lucifer better? In understanding Lucifer better, do you think you could possibly understand yourself better?”

“Lucifer,” you sputter in outrage back at me. “I’m nothing like Lucifer, that terrible creature. How could you ask such a thing?”

“Well…” I answer back a little hesitantly, not wanting to offend you. “This is something the Lord has been giving me over time, about the ‘DIVIDES’ of the ‘DISPENSATIONS’ and how it relates to us, the church, and who’s side are you on. So, would you like to know how these dispensations and divides halo the love and power of God, and how The Kingdom of God works?”

“You would?!” I exclaim, after you give me the nod to go on! “Well okay then, this might seem a little long but well worth it in the end! So let us begin by exploring the first of these dispensations and its divides, and what caused it. This first dispensation of time and it’s division was before earth and man, yet at the same time it leads to me, us–you and me, and every person ever created for life on planet earth.

“To understand this first dispensation of time and divide, we–you and me–have to get Biblical, go way back before the time-spin of the earth later on. We have to loosen our minds from the boundaries of our flesh and think spiritual since God is a spirit and so are His angels, neither of which are confined, have to bow down to, or are limited by our earth-bound minds.

“So now that we are thinking spiritual, seeing spiritual, let’s imagine that time of God and his angels. Everything was just as God created. Everybody was in their places, perfectly carrying out God’s plans by each and every angelic being for the betterment of his kingdom, The Kingdom of God. Then… what?  God, for the first time, felt a schism in  the kingdom. And He instantly knew where it was coming from as he felt that fracture, the beginnings of that first divide. ‘Lucifer,’ he thought, deep in his heart, ‘Lucifer, what are you doing? I created you in love, in beauty, in wisdom…what are you doing?’ But he knew, and it was breaking his heart. Lucifer had set himself against his father…God, and was sinning, committing crimes against God’s Kingdom.

“Yes, the first divide was created by…none other than…drum rolls…the archangel Lucifer, or ‘light bringer,’ which is what Lucifer means. In the Greek, ‘dawn bringer.’ Lucifer walked up and down among the fiery, precious stones; different Bible translations call them different names. So I will ‘loosely’ define them: red carnelian (sardius, or could be a ruby,) pale-green peridot (KJV topaz,) white moonstones (KJV diamonds,) emeralds, blue-green beryl, onyx, green jasper, blue lapis lazuli (KJV sapphire,) turquoise (KJV carbuncle.)

Ezekiel 28:13-15 (KJV)
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

“It appears he was beautiful, perfect in all his ways, until iniquity was found in him.”

“What iniquity…sin…crimes against The Kingdom of God did he do?” you ask.

Ezekiel 28:16-17 (KJV)

16: By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17: Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

“Can you explain Lucifer’s iniquity a little better?” you ask.

“Pride, he puffed himself up with pride that lead to a lust for power, not the power he had already been given by God, but to sit in power over the congregation of God. In other words, he wanted to replace God. But first, Lucifer divided himself.

“How could he do that?” you ask.

“Let’s explore that thought and I will try to explain it to you to the best of my ability.”

Continue reading “Who’s on the Lord’s side…come on…”

Homestead Recipes

Fresh, Homemade, Probiotic, Kefir Thousand Island Dressing

Who Loves Homemade, Fresh Dressing for Their Salad and Dip?

Well, out here at Romance & the Homestead, (the Jake & Jewel, named after my parents) we adamantly do! We love fresh, wholesome, nutrient dense food. We customarily use these kinds of nutritious food for “our medicine,” along with other nutritious things.

I always heard growing up, “You are what you eat!”

And this is so true. Most of the “food” in our supermarkets are processed to “death,” packaged in a box, and then shipped. I mean, literally, it is mostly dead food. And our live food, mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, are not nutrient dense anymore as they were fifty or more years ago. So we are losing important, live giving nutrients at every turn.

Believe me, I know, because twenty-five years ago, I went on a journey with food to save my life. I had a husband, two small children, and a life in front of me I wanted to live out. To make a long, painful story short, I began to use fresh food, the best plant-based, organic vitamins I could find and afford. And I learned about something called “probiotics.”

I am now a passionate promoter of taking your health into your own hands and creating and keeping a healthy gut. It saved my life, along with prayer and faith. That is why here at the homestead you will find my blog, and life, is about all wholesome things: food, faith, family, and growing in love. In my love walk as an author, I passionately underscore love in all my books: children, faith, and romantic love stories, which are more than just romance, but fulfilling stories that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with unique characters. You can find them all on my Shop-For-Love page. And go over to my Contact page and sign up for my twice-a-month news letters. Hit the follow button. Find more about me (us) on my About page.

Okay, I don’t usually put a monologue in front of my recipe posts, but I did this time to bring you into why I have fallen in love with “Kefir,” a probiotic made with milk: cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and even coconut milk kefir. I’ve been using kefir for several months now and already experiencing great benefits. Here I could put down all the research for kefir’s benefits, but instead, we’ll just go to the recipe so you can get started on your healthy, fresh, homemade, Kefir Thousand Island Dressing. I bet here you just thought, “Whew! I’m glad, I thought she was gonna talk me to death! I only clicked on for the kefir recipe!” (Go ahead and laugh!!)

Homemade Fresh Kefir Thousand Island Dressing

I researched lots of homemade Thousand Island Dressing recipes, not just with kefir, with lots of different ingredients. I took the things I thought we would like and melded them into my own recipe for a wholesome, kefir Thousand Island Dressing. Here is what I wrote down!kefir ranch dressing recipe

The hardest part of this delicious kefir Thousand Island Dressing recipe is gathering your stuff and measuring it out. Then it’s a snap.

What you will need at a glance:At a glance

  • 1 TBLS finely minced onion. (I used yellow, because I had it. But white or purple is fine.”
  • 2 TBLS finely minced bread & butter pickles. (Here I used some Homie and I had “put up” as the old folks always said; pickled ourselves.)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise. ( I used Dukes. I live in the south. If you’re from the south, you’ll understand. lol)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup. (I used organic.)
  •  1/4 cup sour cream. (I used the sour cream I made with my kefir. But a good store brand will do.”
  • 1/4 cup kefir cream. (I made with my kefir beads and raw/organic cows’ milk. But you can find kefir in your supermarket.”
  • 1 TLBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 TSP sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 TSP salt
  • 1/4 TSP black pepper

When you get all this measured out, wah-la!! Now just transfer all your ingredients into a bowl and whisk them until they are all blended! Now pour fresh kefir Thousand Island Dressing into your clean, clear jar. I used a pint canning jar. They are so great for everything! This recipe will almost fill a pint jar.

Make sure to your scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula so you don’t lose any of that great goodness of your homemade, kefir, and probiotic, Thousand Island Dressing.scrape the bowl

Place it in the fridge for a few hours to thicken, and you have delicious fresh, probiotic, kefir Thousand Island Dressing for your salads. When it thickens, you can also use it as a delicious dip for your chips, corn chips, and vegetables.


I hope you enjoy!

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From Romance & the Homestead,


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The night I tripped over my own throw-down-gauntlet, and fell into an ocean of power I never knew existed!

It was a cool night; mosquitoes gone for the season, the stars were shining brightly from an ebony sky I could only partially see through the darkened pine needles, like sketchy, thin lines, from the plethora of sapling pines caging my home into a mini-forest. As I gazed upward, a swirling cauldron of discontent, pain, confusion, and drama queen me-ism, I yelled out to God. That was where I was told He lived, so I hurled my quivering voice out and up to Him because I meant He would hear me. I was strong. I was powerful. I had controlled my destiny…until I tried to become a church go-er, that is.

You see, I wasn’t raised in a family that attended Church on Sundays. Moreover, the only times I had been in a church building was at the funerals of the deceased on either one, or the other sides, of my parents’ large families; twelve children on my daddy’s side, and ten on my momma’s side. Yeah, they were that big, so somebody was dying all the time.

As a junior in high school, I went with a friend to my first “real” church service. Not impressed, I felt no need to return for more. Needless to say, I was horribly ignorant about “church,” what it was, and was about.

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country church

Not to bore you with details, let’s fast forward to me as a young wife and mother who began to cautiously attend church with my mother in law—mostly to please her, ignorant that I was entering into a new, bizarre, world where I would encounter beliefs, characters, and a way of life that would upend my way of thinking, more times than one.

On this occasion, when I threw my gauntlet down, I had tried and failed to blend in with the “Godly” crowd, you know, wanting to be one of them, yet, mostly ignorant on how to “act” like one of them. I knew I was a sinner and actually didn’t mind sinning. Go figure. However, this testament,

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Into the fire!

is not about those church members, whom I still dearly love, or my sin.

It’s about the night I threw my gauntlet down before an Almighty God. Ignorant…all the way through! You can smile here, I do.

That night, the stars shinning, at my wits end, struggling to comprehend why my life was falling apart, I became impertinent with Jehovah God. I wholeheartedly flung His word back at Him. I had previously read this, which started it all: And if you worship God, you must worship Him in spirit and in truth. What?? Whew! That kept me up at night. You see, I was terribly vulnerable, out of my fishbowl and falling into a world I knew nothing of. It was sort of the old adage, “out of the frying pan and into the fire” thing; my life, the frying pan, and God, being the fire.

Desperate, confused, gazing up into the starry night sky, I said, “God, your word—I had learned at church that the Bible was God’s word—says that if I worship you, I have to do it in spirit and in truth. What in the world does that mean? I don’t know what “the spirit” means. And I certainly don’t know what truth you’re talking about. All these denominations, Christian sayings, do this, do that, and, the implied one, you’ll get there by becoming more like me. Yeah… Okay…

And then…that starry, cool night…I heard something. It startled me. Now, I don’t know which side of the “hearing from God” thing you fall on, but all I can tell you is what happened that night as I gazed through the pines needles at the blinking stars, and let you make your own assessment. A voice spoke in my left ear. It very cordially, but succinctly, said this: “You don’t know what you are asking.”

Oh yeah, God? So you want to have a conversation, huh? Then, my bold, ridiculous self said, “Maybe I don’t, but YOUR word, YOU said I have to worship you. And not just worship you, but worship you in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. So how can I worship you if I don’t even begin to understand what that means?”

There! I think I’ve gotcha, God!

No! I did not.

The conversation ended. Or, so I thought. But the ocean was calling naive me. Over the coming weeks, months, and even years, as I continued to read the Bible, I was lead to the life of one man. He was quite the character; a man of many talents; unique in his soulful, dynamic, and urgent belief, faith in God. He was a man of anointing, power from God; a man men followed, women loved; a man terrible, fierce in battle, yet gentle enough to swoon people, make demons flee with his music and prose.

As I learned of him, I began to know him as a man my own heart could love, follow. Apparently, God felt the same, as He said this man was a man after His own heart. Yes, you know whom I’m talking about; King David. I bet you thought it was Jesus? Well, Jesus is for another story. Ummm, maybe God was warming up my heart?

Let me say this: Becoming immersed in King David’s life, I became immersed in a power I never knew existed. I feel this same power as I write this. God was with King David, and so were His Word and His Power. David loved God and worshiped God from his heart. He danced out of his clothes before the Ark of the Covenant. He stood up for God, and God empowered David for the people of Israel, even though David was not always perfect. The psalms he wrote, the battles he fought, his life’s endeavor to serve God by serving His people, were all King David’s way of worshiping his God, whom he loved from his heart. His truth, which kept him in God’s destiny for him…? King David wholeheartedly knew and believed that God was the only God, the eternal God who created heaven and earth; the only God who should be revered, feared, loved, and believed in…God…Jehovah. Jehovah, the multifaceted one, the multiplier, many breasted, supplier, peace creating, one. I could go on and on here.

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Challenging God

I threw down MY gauntlet of truth on Jehovah God that cool, starry night. But, in stepping forward that night, tripping over my gauntlet, I fell into an ocean called the Bible, the Word of Almighty God, Jehovah Jireh our Provider.

God, Jehovah, my heavenly Father, that night did not get angry with me. He waded me into His ocean of truth, His ocean of power, and taught me the meaning of worshiping Him in spirit and in truth by the example of a man that lived thousands of years earlier. When I think of King David, I still feel the power that surrounded him because of his worship, love of God, and living out his life as God’s servant.

Want to feel that power? Then begin to, in your heart, acknowledge Him as Jehovah God. Tell God you love Him. Now worship Him, our heavenly Father, in your spirit and in the truth that He is Jehovah God and besides Him there is no other God. When you do, you will begin to feel the power of His love. You see, He loved King David. He loved me that starry, cool night when I threw down the gauntlet of my truth. He taught me His truth and true nature of love. Now I know. And so do you. So my friends, let us worship Him in spirit and truth.

Hope you enjoyed my “test”amony!

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Romance & The Homestead

Thanks for joining me on the Homestead!

Welcome, and picture this in your mind:

…a rural, sunshine-splashed, extra large neighborhood with small towns surrounded by communities of side-by-side small farms, strung together by tree-limb-shading dirt roads dissecting forests and open fields. Wedged among those farms, there was a special farm I called “home”  where I spent many days lying on a homemade, patchwork quilt, in a shade dappled yard, creating my own small world to read about far away places and people that arrested my imagination about…love.

I look back fondly, and gratefully, I might add, on those days as they were the foundation of me.

roseHi, I’m Della: author, wife, mother, grandmother, and fresh food lover, who is living her dream life. After I married and moved from the farm, my heart never stopped yearning to own my own farm. So, through perseverance, and never giving up on my farm-dream, or becoming a published author, I’ve brought both together. (I had more than one dream, as I’m sure you do. Learn more about me on my About page.)

So here on Romance & The Homestead, the main ingredient I’d like to share with you is…love! All my books and blogs are about love. My life on my homestead, I fondly call The Jake & Jewel Homestead, I named for my parents, is all about love: family, faith, food, and friendship. grapevineSo, I hope you’ll follow me into my life here and the lives of my characters in my books as they find romance and learn to love!

Here, I’d like to begin to share with you my recipes for family, wholesome food, and bringing together, through hard work, faith, and perseverance, into one place, a dream life to love.

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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.

Find it here now in both eBook and paperback.

In Loving Katie Marie: Snowflakes #5

5 ***** reviews

One review: For me, this was a page turner. I was up most of the night needing to see how it would all end.

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!

Purchase your 5 star rated copies now, in eBook or paperback, at a discounted price, click here:

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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!

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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,


But don’t stop!!

Find more stories of love and romance and biblical inspiration, here Shop-For-Love.

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?

Come find out in, In Loving Katie Marie, number 5 in my Snowflakes Series.

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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,


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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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