Monday, September 24, 2007

City Visits with Jesus

In the city of Nain after Jesus came there was no more need except in the unemployment area. Even then Jesus offered to employ them in the gospel. Starting in the book of Luke in the Holy Bible (or Holy book of books) we envision Jesus and His entourage approaching the gate to Nain. Coming out was a funeral procession heading to bury one of their dead.

Jesus spied the one most affected by the trauma and spoke an order to the mom of the corpse. Luke 7:11-23 (King James Version)

11And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

12Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.(Could you stop crying for a stranger?) 14And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

16And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.( WOW!) How will we react when this happens in our cities? What kind of a reception will there be for such a person as Jesus with that authority? Wouldn't you want that kind of timing for someone you love? The fear of death would leave us immediately and we would want Jesus to stay with us forever.

20When the men were come unto Jesus, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

21And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

22Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

23And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

Imagine that! The lame and crippled cannot stay lame and crippled, the blind cannot stay blind, the lepers cannot remain lepers, the aids and plagues of any kind cannot be there, the deaf cannot stay deaf, the dead cannot stay dead, the poor are not to be poor anymore. A city where there are no blind, no deaf, no sickness, no disease, no cancers, the dead live again and there is no need financially. Who could possibly be offended? Those who rely on negative happenings to make their living.

Doctors, lawyers, funeral directors, crematoriums, disability factories, pharmacists, drug companies, traffickers, pushers and every negative profession would have to relocate or change careers. No more paraplegics or quadriplegics, weak or insane among us.

Is any of this possible where you live? Yes! Jesus will gladly come to your city and perform all the miracles, signs and wonders. When? Pray that it be soon for your sakes and the sakes of all your families, friends and neighbors. Invite Him daily and expect that He will answer that prayer with perfect timing. He is scheduled to show up as soon as Father God gives His Son the word. In the meantime we can lay hands on the sick and see them recover too !

Thursday, September 20, 2007

God Draws Lines and Sets Limits

The greatest Architect, the most powerful limit maker, the best designer is God.His temple plans perfect, His rules for His House regulated by Him spell out man's place in the scheme and God's place as separate. In the book of Ezekiel of the Holy Bible chapters 42 to 44 explain a lot of what our Great God Jehovah designs, limits and plans for His space.

Did priests die who did not keep the rules? Yes! Did man ever lose sight of who's who in the zoo? Yes! Was there ever a time that rules were broken and mercy applied? Yes!
Even now God has places for His use and His rules apply. In our time the Lord of Glory reigns in areas of our lives. Thankfully mercy also has a part in some circumstances.

In Ezekiel the lines drawn produce squares.When we are square with one another it means that all debts are paid (or forgiven) on both sides of the relationship. When straight ways are followed there are no hidden agendas or unscrupulous dealings.

The sin of man is to not walk straight and not be square with God. We try to hide our self-seeking, adulterous ways but they are open and they are clear to our Lord.

To us blood produces stains but to God the blood means cleansing and purging and purifying. Jesus the Christ did all that with His blood and sprinkled the mercy seat in Heaven for us. Our soldiers give their lives' blood to cleanse the world of captivity and release love to their fellowman.

When we surrender ourselves spirit, soul and body to Jesus Christ and as Paul the Apostle says in Romans chapter 12 be living sacrifices as is a reasonable service , we are in fact being what the Lord desires. To be at the Lord's beck and call is to be that living sacrifice, wholly acceptable to God.

God has drawn lines for His people to operate on. Stay within the lines where Holy Spirit sets us and we do well. Outside the lines is spoiling is spoiling the picture therefore messing up your life.The greatest architect knows limits are necessary and good. Limits produce the best design and keep order in the house.

Jesus Christ provided the pattern for eternal life. Following Him, doing exactly what He says when He says it will work the perfect pattern. Sweet!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

God has Certain Orders, Certain Choices and Certain Desires

As long as God's people honor his certain ways we are blessed and we are kept by His power. To do our own thing for God is not acceptable.To learn His desires and act on them is pleasing to Him and can and will result in our happiness and joy in knowing we are doing His will.

1 Chronicles 13 in the Holy Bible tells us how King David of Israel was attempting to retrieve the ark of God.(Not Noah's Ark) David was not using God's rules to move it and as a result a man dies. The Ark of the Covenant is left untouched for 3 months before David finds out how he was supposed to do it. In the following chapters 15 and 16 Israel uses God's method and God's choice of people to do the job. All is well.

In chapter 17 David wants God to be in a house like the palace but God says no as He has dwelt in tents for several generations now and prefers it. His choice it is. Then God decides that one of David's sons will build God's House later so David starts to gather building material for that time to come.

Why shouldn't our Father in Heaven have preferences? How is it that we suffer consequences when we fail to ask His opinion or desire?Who is this King that accepts only His will to be done? God, the real true and living God. Recently I read a strange article in a news page online that was today actually and I wondered at such stupidity.

Wed Sept 19, 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A court in Nebraska is being asked to cast judgment on the ultimate judge -- God. ADVERTISEMENT

State lawmaker Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit Friday against the Almighty -- acknowledging he/she goes by numerous aliases -- for causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues" and other alliterative catastrophes.

The suit, Chambers vs God, asks the court for a "permanent injunction ordering defendant (God) to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terrorist threats" which affect innumerable persons, including Chambers's constituents.

It asserts that God is "the admitted perpetrator" of such acts and said that God's omnipresence gives the local Douglas County District Court jurisdiction in the suit, adding that God's omniscience eliminates the need to issue a formal notice of the lawsuit.

Chambers told local media he filed the suit to make a point about frivolous lawsuits frequently seen in US courts, citing a recent one against a judge.
He asked the court to award him an unspecified summary judgment against God, or, in the alternative, issue a permanent injunction against God engaging in the damaging acts cited in the filing.
Neither God nor his/her spokespersons could be contacted for comment. (end of article)

We can praise and bless His Name and exalt Him above all else.We can enjoin others in a corporate praise and worship. That is His will and way and plan and complete desire. How dare we try any other way but His. Our own ways lead to death. We must find out what our Lord God Almighty desires and just do it. His will, His way, His plan.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Holy Spirit Given to Give Gifts

Sometimes things are not the way you were taught and you find it out as you travel through life with the Holy Spirit as your guide, teacher, and helper. Somehow I had the notion that He could be gotten by simply asking for Him from Jesus. When I read about His coming in the Book of Acts the second chapter it seemed that everyone present received His Presence. And so it was.

What I failed to understand was that when He fell on others later on it had something to do with Peter and John who are apostles of Christ. Philip did not have that power or gifting nor did Stephen although they were full of the Holy Spirit themselves. When I received Him it was after a lot of tarrying and pleading that was probably unnecessary. What I needed and finally got to was a man of God who was gifted in that way. Surrender to God's way of doing things seemed to be what worked.

Holy Spirit is a gift from Jesus Christ who is given to gift the Church of Jesus Christ in whatever way He deems. Some people ask Holy Spirit for certain powers or gifts and others use the ones He has installed in them at His coming to them. He has the authority to give whatever He chooses whenever He chooses to whomever He chooses.

So if you desire Him to be present in you find a person gifted in giving Him by laying on of hands and prayer. The Father in Heaven gives His Spirit to those that truly love Him. Therefore you may or may not receive Him if the love of God is not in your heart. He will not be gotten for gain nor can you woo Him if you are not sincere.

We do indeed need Him to get through this earthly time His way. We need to be taught, guided and helped in every area of existence to accomplish what we were put on the earth to do. I have heard of the Holy Spirit falling on people who are very alone and very in need of His help or are so in love with God that they are pining away for His presence. He knows when He is so wanted as Jesus and Father God send Him then.

We should leave it up to Him as to what gifts we can handle as some of the gifts as so in demand that it is a bit overwhelming to the gifted one when others find out they have what they are looking for. All of the gifts have a godly purpose and are not for personal consumption or gain. Being famous for what ever gift or gifts He bestows on you can change your whole life whether you like it or not but withholding is not allowed either or at least I would not recommend it Jonah.

The Toronto Blessing outpouring of the Gift called Holy Spirit is an example of how great a hunger there is for God and His Gift. Without Him we are dry and thirsty. With him we overflow.To experience Holy Spirit in daily life is way far different from the usual. He will take you places doing things that only He could talk you into. He gives you such courage you will surprise yourself in situations that he makes for you.

What would you chose? Dull and boring humdrum or exciting and invigorating. He is life eternal so there is no boring places in Him. Life will not just pass you by as He enjoys and likes to share it all with us. It is the Fathers good pleasure to give you the kingdom and His kingdom is peace, joy and righteousness in the Holy Ghost. He has not given us a Spirit of fear but of power,love and a sound mind. We need Father's Gift to be gifted and to give to others whatever He gifts us with.

Dona Hatherley creates roads to wellness in all areas of life by pointing out ways and means as well as the expectations you can have from God's viewpoint.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Vipers Become Lovers

John the Baptist, son of Zacharias, received his word from God in the wilderness not in a Bible school. His baptism was of repentance for remission of sins. John called the people a generation of vipers fleeing from the wrath of God to come. (Bad fruit trees are hewn down).

He told them to bring forth fruit worthy of repentance. Stop relying on who their father was. It has no bearing with God who can raise up children for Abraham from stones. John said to share all, stop cheating, be fair in judgment and non-violent. Be content with your wages. Luke 3:2-18 (King James Version) Read it here for yourself too. All this preaching and teaching was in fulfillment of the prophet Isaiah's words of the way of the Lord which is to share, be fair, stop cheating and be non-violent.His way is straight. No valleys, no hills or mountains ( no differences between rich and poor). No crooked way as cheaters have. The rough ways of the violent should become smooth with no catches. And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

It was from these prepared ones that Jesus got His first disciples. John further spoke of One coming whose shoes John was unworthy to unlatch, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire to purge, gather and burn the chaff. The disciples had been vipers who turned out to be lovers of God and man after their conversion to the truth of John, Isaiah and Jesus.

Now in our time the same is true as Jesus is coming again. What fruit is in our world still? We see poor, rich, unfairness,violence and worse. We see the murder of the innocents.Love? We hear many sermons about wealth gathering. Some say it is not how much you get but how much you keep. Wrong! It is how much you give to the poor to raise them up that show sharing is still the way of God.

Jesus paid for our sins at Calvary and as we repent and turn away from all this wrongdoing to produce the good fruit worthy of repentance, we shall be saved. It is a daily, hourly repentance.

What the Lord Jesus finds us doing upon His return is what will count for our eternal destination. Are we doing all we can do for the preparation of His coming? Has His message changed? Share,care and love one another as ourselves. Love God enough to obey Him.

Neither John the baptist nor Jesus Christ got to stay on the earth very long. They delivered God's message to mankind and left others to carry it worldwide. When Jesus returns He should still hear us preaching and teaching God's way and He should find the fruit of love strong and healthy among us. We do not want to be labeled vipers (any of various venomous or supposedly venomous snakes,a malignant or spiteful person,a false or treacherous person.)We want to hear well done good and faithful servant. Keep on preaching and teaching, loving and sharing.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Faith Recognizes Authority

Jesus is the author and the finisher of our faith as is reported in the book of Hebrews.
Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne
of God.
Luke tells us in chapter 7 that Jesus says He has never seen such great faith expressed as
when a centurion sends some jewish leaders to Jesus because he needed a favoured servant
healed. He said thet Jesus would only have to speak the word and it must happen because of
Jesus's authority. Faith recognizes authority that is real and given from above.

Jesus was given authority over all the power of the enemy to undo the works of Satan.
Luke 10:19
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of
the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.When we are authorized to come against
the enemy and subdue him there is nothing to stand in faith's way.

Without the believer's authority there is great danger as told at a later time. Acts 19 (King
James Version)
13Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had
evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

14And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

15And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

16And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed
against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

17And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on
them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
Authorized ones are known by our enemy.

Because of what Jesus has done we can have healing as part of the salvation package of God.
Deliverance is also part of it and the authority of Christ by His shed blood at calvary is
given to us to use to undo the works of the devil who has had the authority from God to harm
anyone disobedient to God and His word.

Faith teaches us to repent and receive the salvation package, a gift from the great God
Jehovah Who has all authority to authorize what He will.Jesus said 'I come to do the will of
Him Who sent Me.' Faith recognizes authority and moves to do the impossible.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Build your Queendom

As a woman I have always felt a lesser being. Men have dominated my life making me feel less able, weaker, slower, smaller, unworthy, undeserving. When the Lord showed me today that I could build a queendom as He granted 5 sisters an inheritance in Numbers 7: 1-7. God made a way for Esther to become queen and over 50 years ago God opened the way for Elizabeth to become the queen of U.K. and the commonwealth of which Canada is a part.

1chronicles 7:24 speaks about a female who built 2 towns, Upper and lower Beth-horon and Uzzen-Sheerah. Her name was Sheerah. I also looked through my Melaleuca leadership in action magazine and realized that it is mostly women who started the businesses. Mostly " " start churches and keep them going volunteering their time and talents.

I must believe that God did not short change me and that everything I need has been put into me for success in every area of my life. To believe in yourself as God does is not a bad thing. Build your queendom from within using what the good Lord has given you to use. It is all good stuff and your sins are forgiven.

The only holdup is your unbelief. Step up and enter in to your destiny. Do well and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Encourage other women to do the same. Start again if need be and expect only good things to come of it.

Jesus had women in His entourage that helped Him build His church. They went with Him to preach and teach the gospel, fully equipped with the same Holy Spirit as Jesus has.

Women are able to surge ahead if given the opportunity. We have business minds and ministry hearts. Opportunity knocks on womens' doors too. The days are gone when you need a cover like Remmington Steele to go forward and succeed. Men are seeing the light. Women can do it too. Queendoms are becoming normal.


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Friday, September 07, 2007

Jealousy of God

A king who revered and honoured the Lord God in every way in Judah called on the great God Jehovah through Isaiah the prophet of God. Judah needed God's intervention to escape the coming Assyrian armies' takeover. God answered and sent the armies back to their land after His Angel killed 185,000 of their soldiers in one night.That is One Angel, one night, one enemy beaten. Wow!

33By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 34For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

35And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. 36So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

37And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that
Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

This history is told in the Holy Bible in the second book of Kings, chapters 18 and 19. A huge lesson is to be learned here.

Why did God help Judah and not Israel this time? He found no idol worship in Judah nor any other god being consulted. Judah was clean before Him. Judah was following God alone. Israel had been taken captive because it served other so called gods as well as the true and living God Jehovah.

In Canada, U.S.A., and other christian countries we are as Israel was at that time. We have accepted foreign gods with anti-Christ ways and called it freedom of religion. Idiots is the only term that comes to mind! Our countries were established on the foundation of Christianity. One God, the Great Jehovah, one teaching, one church of Jesus Christ.

Now we wonder why so many nasty things are allowed to happen to us in our nations by the Lord our God, the True and Living One. HELLO!

Warning signs are all around us. We must get back to the God of the Bible, the God of
Israel, Isaac, Abraham and all the wonderful prophets of the Lord. God will not share His glory, His countries, His nation.

Was 9/11 not a wake up call for all of us? Is New Orleans and all the terrible weather not enough to stir us to repentance? We must expel all other teachings and idols and enemy religions before we are taken over by wicked forces and destroyed. Stop the insanity!

The enemy has infiltrated our lands with the guise of new found freedom in Christian societies.Sin abounds and grace abounds much more so far, but our God is a jealous One, a consuming fire and our time is running out to call on Him and have us answered. When He checks us out what does He see? We must act quickly and send out the message throughout our christian based countries. 'Serve the true and living God or leave our lands.'

Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation. Do we want the Angel of the Lord on our side or on the enemies' side. God will use them to cleanse His countries. Fast, pray, repent, expel the enemies of God the Lord, the Great Jehovah.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Do you know Jesus as Savior and Lord?

That is my main concern in posting so much information about God the Lord. If you miss having Him you will spend eternity in a place of torment and fire. Pleeease do not ask for any savior but Jesus Christ. He is the one and only way to God the Father. Call on His name and be saved for all eternity in bliss, in heaven, in His lovely presence. He is the King of kings who has given you the time of day in every way possible. His love endures forever, His mercies without end to those who want Him in their life

Just say Jesus sincerely. Ask Jesus, the annointed One to help you receive and believe before you step into the eternal place. I beg of you to listen with your whole heart and call Jesus. God's Son and God's provision for all the world.

God asks Questions?

After telling Jeremiah, a prophet of Jehovah God in Israel, what He was planning and purposing to do to a certain nation the Lord asks some questions that only one who knows God could possibly answer. This is all recorded in the Bible in one of it's books named after it's author Jeremiah. Chapter 49:19(b)~

His first idea for a response was 'Who is like Me?' We who know Him have to shout triumphantly 'No one on the earth compares to You Lord God. Since He makes all the rules His next asking about the possibility of anybody worldwide having anything to say about His doings seems pointless. 'Who will appoint Me the time and prosecute Me for this proceeding?' There is no court or Judge in any time zone that could have any bearing on God's time or what people dare to accuse Him of.

The last want to know He has is simply to cause us to look around and realize the truth. 'What earthly national shepherd can stand before Me and defy Me?' Will any government or military leader,army, airforce, navy even consider going against Him or doing the opposite to what He tells them to do? Not if they really know Him. He is unbeatable, unstoppable and unapproachable when He takes any form of action. Wow!

In this same chapter in verse 13 God says that He has sworn by Himself. There is nothing more certain than God Himself. All the earth's people that are, will be or have been put together with every conceivable weapon cannot stop God's plans or purposes. We have no say in what God is about. No king, president or prime minister can change Father God's mind or heart when He decides on any issue. He carries out His plans using anyone including rulers, military, elements of the earth, even animals.

When He says: in verses 32 & 36 'I will scatter them to all 4 winds... I will bring their calamity from every side... verse 35 I will break the bow...( their main weapons) verse 37 I will cause dismay, terror of their enemies... I will bring evil... I will send the sword... verse 38 I will set My throne of judgement there... I will destroy from their kings and princes... and verse 39 in the latter days I will turn back the captivity and restore the fortunes of... then that is exactly what He will do in spite of all else.

He is the great God Jehovah of Israel. No one stands in His way. No one stands against His will. God asks questions just to answer them for us Himself and thus we get to know Who is in control at all times.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Different When Jesus Christ Comes?

In the Bible there is a story told of a time when a wicked queen was destroyed with her belief system as well as her followers.2 Chronicles 23:17 (King James Version)
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17Then all the people went to the house of Baal, and brake it down, and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
Destroying the house of her god Baal brought the question to mind 'will it be any different when Jesus comes to rule and reign on the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords?'

Destroying the houses and priests of abortion, whoredom, gambling, terrorists, deceit, debauchery, hypocrisy, plagerism, buddha, islam, hinduism, publishers of evil, evil movie makers of filth and fashion, pornography even churches that do not follow the Lord Jesus and love God truly is certain.

The earth will be cleansed of all evil and the Lord's house will be honored and lifted up. No more time nor place will be given to any form of ungodliness.

Jesus the Christ will rule with a rod of iron. Correction will come. No escaping His will, His way, His plan. His word will be followed and carried out to the letter. Nothing can be left undone. No one can be lawless any more.The God of the universe will have His way in all things, in all places. What a great day for all the saints and angels of the Lord. Hasten the glorious day Lord God Almighty our Father in Heaven.

The coming of the Lord Jesus is closer than when we believed in Jesus as Christ and Lord. Each day will be gathered in His sight and held accountable for all deeds done good or bad. Wow ! Oh that it were today! Oh that it were now! Come quickly Lord Jesus !!!

Are you ready to see the day of the Lord come? Have you had enough of the wickedness of man? Can you even grasp the awe and splendor of the earth as it truly worships God as King, Jesus as Lord, Holy Spirit as Master. A whole new atmosphere is coming. A wholeness on the earth as at the beginning. Father God in charge! Jesus our Savior ruling and reigning in all of His glory, Holy Spirit empowering all the saints to reign with Jesus!

What a day that will be! What a time to be living on the earth! A thousand years of peace and freedom to do His will! That is fifteen life times for man. Excellent the plans of the Lord God Almighty! Hallelujah!

Investing in companies that destroy and clean up buildings would probably be the way to go . Sudden destruction for theses evil places is imminent. Maybe the angels will be given the job eh? So what do you think? Will it be any different when Jesus comes?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

If You can Believe Jesus Christ

To work for anything or anyone else but Jesus Christ is unprofitable. Food and clothing and shelter can be provided by the Lord who is the Great Provider if you can believe Him. Jesus requires all our time and effort to get His message out. He will take care of all our needs as He depicts in John 6 of His Word. &version1=9&search=John+6

In verse 2 the multitude came to Him to see miracles of healing. Jesus showed them the miracle of feeding 5,000 people with 1 serving of fish and bread from a child. In verse 26 the people caught up to Jesus on the other side of the Lake and He said that they had come to Him now because He had fed them miraculously.

He encouraged them to labour with Him and work the works of God believing on Jesus as God's Son. Why do we not get it? We lack faith in Jesus. Trusting God for all our needs is not laziness. Work His works,signs,wonders and miracles.

Opportunity is all around us and Father can draw whoever He will as Jesus states in verse 44. Are we willing to believe that Jesus is the Christ and His work is to do the will of the Father God in Heaven through us like Billy Smith and his wife of Texas do? Evangelists who work the miracles, signs and wonders see the sweet provision of the Lord of the Harvest. We can too!

Dona Hatherley creates roads to wellness in all areas of life by pointing out ways and means as well as the expectations you can have from God's viewpoint.