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FROM THE HEART – THE WEATHER

When anyone talks about controlling “the weather” many laugh and cries of “conspiracy theorist” are heard. Did you know that scientists during WWII were doing serious research to control the weather – for both good and bad purpose? Now, over 60 years later, how much progress do you think has been made? Hmmmmmm?

Weather has, through human history, made some pretty bizarre displays without human interference. Now, suppose, as governments desire to do some pretty bizarre experiments, how would they hide the efforts of a small scientific team?

Would you produce some junk science in the 70’s about global cooling? . . . And a couple of decades later produce some junk sciences about global warming? . . . And a couple of decades later produce some junk science about climate change?

The oldest history book tells about a global flood created by God. This phenomenon is also recorded in many places that are not The Bible. Weather is pretty bizarre at times without mans tampering. Man tampering with the weather could / would bring about experimental disasters. This is much more likely the cause of “climate changes.”

Even more likely are the scientists willing to say anything for grant money, funding, tenure, salaries, and perks. It may almost be a right of passage into a special group who can believe that the means to their pet project, justifies the ends of the political climate project to cover up what the real agenda is : climate experimentation.

Just food for thought. It is worth a mention that the Lord has told us He keeps everything about this planet in its tight and precarious balance. If you happen to be in the super majority as Christians in America, I believe our Lord’s opinion on this matter takes precedence over a bunch of politicians.

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FROM THE HEART – GOD’S WORDS VS. THE APOSTATES WORDS

I heard on a “scientific” television show a lie that was made with such convincing rhetorical device that I felt sorrow for the ignorant who would believe the lie. It was this: That there is no way Noah’s ark could have survived the forty days and nights of the flood, for the ark was not built well enough to survive the torrential, hurricane like storms. There are many apostate sources that are trying to change the actual account in order to draw the faithful from His Church.

Below is the Genesis account of the flood that God caused upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. God’s Word in Genesis only speaks of the water flooding the earth. There is no mention of storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, or any kind of bad weather. The first mention of wind is when God made a wind to cause the waters to recede. Once again, God didn’t make a torrential wind – just a simple wind.

God’s word says that “the fountains of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped.” That is another important distinction – the fountains of the deep were involved in bringing water to the surface of the earth for this historical flood, coupled with rain from the heavens.

When reading the Bible it is important to read what it actually says and not give God’s words an apostate’s twisted meanings. In the Mark scripture below we see the first sentence: “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.”
This is an account of an actual storm when Jesus walked among men on earth. Apostles were on a ship with our Lord Jesus, and while Jesus was sleeping “there arose a great storm . . .” You will notice that when God means a storm of wind, and waves beating a ship – that is exactly what is said in God’s word.

When the apostles woke Jesus for help, he calmed the storm and admonishes them for little faith. “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” Hear! Hear! The wind and sea obey our Lord not only in this Mark account, but also in the Genesis account of Noah’s ark. Keeping the ark safe is absolutely something the Lord would be able to do.

Through many historical texts from different areas of the world the Genesis flood is recorded. The Apostate groups that try to discount the possibility of Noah’s ark know that they cannot discount the reality that the flood happened, so they try to twist the Genesis account with lies to draw people away from the truth of the scriptures.

We are living in dangerous times because the minds of men are so easily swayed by the apostates who are found in all walks on this earth – even in the apostate churches we find in existence today. I pray all will read the scriptures with prayer for understanding the truth.
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Genesis 7:16 – 24 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Genesis 8:1 – 11 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged (lessen); The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

“Mark 4:37 – And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And He (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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FROM THE HEART: MAKES ME WANT TO MARRY JOHN AGAIN


Would love to marry John again – any day, any time – and this Priest, Ray Kelly, could sing over us this musical blessing . . . (enjoy)

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FROM THE HEART: “SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT”

When I heard today Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” my vulnerability, and emerging strengths from 40 years ago all came rushing into my present thoughts and senses. That song means different things to different people. We hear music that transports us to a place and time when it was contemporary. I first heard that song on a night when I felt I had escaped an unfaithful and destructive spouse. We affix meaning to the words that are personal to each of us, only vaguely aware of what it probably meant to the artist who gives us timeless music. I look back on how emotionally damaged I was, and I thank the Lord I eventually healed.

Being emotionally crippled doesn’t mean one cannot function well, but it can mean you are consumed by the feeling of being a fraud as an adult. When one of the employees under my supervision confronted me with accusations of expecting others to be as “perfect” as me, I was in a rare moment of total incomprehension. I did not recognize it for the manipulation it was. She described me as a freak of nature with perfect this and perfect that, and an abnormally higher level of work ethic than the rest of the world. How I wish everyone today understood that lowering the bar on anything such as ethics, faith, education, and endeavors is to validate a losing philosophy of bringing everyone down to the loosing level, instead of having everyone work to attain the highest level of success in all areas of life.

What I didn’t recognize 40 years ago is that I was working in my personal and professional life under that false assumption of: If everything looks and seems perfect, then everything must be in the realm of normal. This was applied to the appearance of myself, marriage, children, home, and office; and in my performance of work, as well as the work of those I supervised. YES, it was as exhausting as it sounds. The further I ended up from the love I so desperately needed to give and receive, the more I strived to make everything around me perfect.

Except it wasn’t – none of it. Being of strong faith, I prayed and prayed for my emotional life / love live / married life to be whole and good and meaningful. If that prayer had been handed to me while I was still broken, it had zero chance of lasting more than a moment in time. I was working myself to a frazzle at cross purposes. At the very least I was third generation of women in my family who suffered from spousal abuse – mental and / or physical. I worked as hard at getting it right as I have worked at anything in my life, with nothing but repeated failure to show for it.

The first book I read for some help was titled “Women Who Love Too Much” by Robyn Norwood. Oh my goodness, I read the first chapter and cried from the deepest recesses of my soul. I read and studied self-help books on this subject, and spent about 6 months in self sought-after counseling. That led to studying personality types, and abusive / alcoholic homes. I am not saying that all of this studying was of no benefit. If nothing else it honed my management skills. I started to figure out who I was, and relaxing for the first time in my life. But, nothing about my broken emotional state was healing.

I soon figured out the dirty little secret about everyone’s inner child. Take a fairly brief look back to learn from it, and quickly leave your inner child where he/she belongs – in your childhood! Absolutely everyone comes from a dysfunctional home – everyone! We are all living in the same mixed bag of pseudo-heaven, pseudo-hell, and daily grind on this earth. I also learned something we drill into our children, one’s best intentions was never the winning recipe for any endeavor. As a young woman, I was up to my ears in good intentions – mine and theirs . . .

So, how did I finally break the generational mold, and stop marrying the same bad situation over and over again trying desperately to finally get it right? How do I take half of the credit for the most amazing marriage for twenty years? The answer is the easiest, and seemingly hardest thing humans can do. I turned one hundred percent to my faith in God, and my constant belief in the Gospel regarding our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I quickly discovered that I had not brought my faith to maturity. It takes effort to accomplish these things in Christian faith that enrich our lives, bring us into viable awareness of His Holy Spirit within us, and therefore we truly become reborn / new, and ready for adult Christian marriage. The successes of many Christian marriages can often be understood when you think of the following things, and the positive effect they have on couples, communities of couples, and nations of couples:

–     First, before and after marriage, we should study the Bible as a whole book written by the Lord through men via His Holy Spirit. To do this we must become aware of who is talking and who is being talked to throughout the scriptures. When you do this work, you come to understand that most of the Bible is written for the Jew, the rest is written for the Gentile. This clears up the constant criticism of supposed inconsistencies in the scriptures by those who are ignorant – to the ignorant. The book seen under this light changes before your eyes. You see how every word, every scripture, every book is tied to all others. Until you understand the essence of those thousands of ties, you will not understand it was written first outside our space / time continuum by our Lord – no other explanation covers the phenomenon you will see for yourself upon thorough study. Look for redemption and our Lord on every page. If we come into a marriage having done this work separately, we can continue it together – providing the solid foundation a husband and wife need to raise up their children.

–     Remember, that our Lord is Jewish – and the Christian marriage in totality of meaning is innately Jewish. The Lord coming for His Bride / His Church – is a “type” of the Jewish marriage.

–     The entire Bible is for our study. The lessons for the Jews, and Christians are so very important for the Christian couple to understand the world today. These lessons need to be passed down to children raised in Christian homes.

–     IF you are not willing to apply what Jesus says about marriage to your life, then you may not be ready for marriage.

–     As a Christian you are charged with the Great Commission – to bring the love and the word of the Lord to others. If you are not feeling a positive “change” after accepting the Lord into your life, check that you are not worshipping a non-Christian false god (parading around as our Lord), and living for something other than being one of God’s children. We are warned to not be deceived.

–     It is important to be equally yoked in a Christian marriage – similar backgrounds, intelligence, culture, likes, are very helpful, BUT, the most important would be same commitments, such as work ethic, family ethic, and faith.

–     A Christian marriage is a union of a man and a woman with the Lord in their marriage.

–     “Ephesians 6:22 – 33 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

NOTE: Do not misunderstand. God created you, husband and wife, equal – but different for good and very wonderful reasons.

–     To worry, worry, worry is so Jewish mamma . . . not Christian (LOL).  We must leave our worries with the Lord. Pray for guidance in all things. Many a Christian marriage could do with much less worrying.

When I asked the Lord to pick me a husband because I had done such a lousy job of it, I also prayed ON MY KNEES for guidance. Almost immediately He moved my heart to open my Bible one more time – instead of trying to understand it – my eyes were opened, and I understood it.

The home I grew up in created a broken Juanita who just didn’t know how to escape the turmoil of her parent’s volatile marriage, especially marrying that same type of turmoil myself. I was the 3rd child of Happy Harry and Beautiful Mary. I was the “fixer” in a socially alcoholic home. I was the kid who believed she could love them enough and do enough for them (the whole Cinderella routine LOL), and would fix them in the process – thusly carrying that theme into my adult life – over and over again – desperately trying to make it come out right.

I was not raised in a home of adults who took their children to church. My parents being of different Christian denominations decided to let us figure it out for ourselves once we were adults. I was the black sheep in my party family; the one who tagged along to any Christian church, with anyone who would let me ride along. In grade school I loved the Vacation Bible Schools of five different Christian Denominations. I tagged along to church with different folks each year of my teen life. Without the foundation of parents who were in a healthy Christian marriage, with the Lord included, I still came out into my young adult life broken emotionally.

HOWEVER, I saw the goal constantly! I cannot remember how many homes where I saw how good it was when the family prayed and worshipped together. Look around our nation. Look at the debauchery and blatant unhappiness everywhere. Even those who are happy in their Christian marriages look hard to find fellowship in a church that has not turned apostate. I cannot fathom a citizenry that prefers the state of the entire nation today, than other periods of time when our Christian faith super-majority tendered America very good, and infinitely safer for families. What God would have us do – the millions of Americans who are sick of the debauchery, corruption, lies, and deceptions in their communities, and their nation – is to get on our knees together and pray for the Lord to intervene – to ask the Lord’s forgiveness – with a penitent heart – every day without ceasing – and He will heal our land. God Bless You.

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FROM THE HEART: WHO DO YOU FOLLOW?

Pre-Christian paganism demonstrated the ebb and flow of good and evil. Quite popular today is the atheist preaching that Christianity was fashioned after many pagan religions. If they were to give the Holy Bible and those pagan religions a serious study, I believe they would change their mind.

It has been many years since I studied the religions of the world. It was my opinion then, as well as now, that many pagan religions were prophetic in nature of what was to come – making the population of the world ready for the Old Testament History and Prophecy, and even more for the New Testament History, Prophecy Fulfilled, and End Time Prophecy. The disobedience of mankind goes all the way back to Adam, and it is naïve to believe that the redemption “type” in many pagan religions leading up to the redemption “types” in the Old Testament, are just coincidence. Jesus Christ not only fulfilled hundreds of Biblical prophecies, but also the redemptive qualities in many pagan foundational stories.

Of course, somewhere in the first few scriptures in Genesis, Satan fell from grace (taking a third of the angels with him). Through Satan’s vanity he imagined himself to be the equal of his Creator. We humans have free will to choose who our Lord will be, and we are in the season where much of mankind believes they are greater than their Creator – to believe themselves gods in word and deed. It takes very little research to discover which pagan religions of antiquity through today are influenced by Satan. The religion of life, and the religions of death reveal their opposing nature upon inspection.

God loves us so much – the same as the majority of human parents love their offspring – that He gave us free will. There would be absolutely no meaning to our existence without the ability to choose in a myriad of ways every second we breathe – life or death – God our Creator or other religions / teachings.

Mankind’s existence on this planet has a beginning and will have an end. It seems obvious to me that even though we do not know the day our Lord will take up His Church, or when the 7 years Tribulation will happen after the Rapture, but those who have studied know that we will know the season in time. An expression that we even attribute to our one life on this planet – the spring of life, the summer of life, the fall of life, and the winter of life. If you look at the winter of life, the Tribulation years as like a game, then you could say that the pre-game show is in full swing.

As I have watched so many churches doing their slow turn to a secularist one world religion, we see that most Christians in America have not read their Bible. More than one organization did this research with similar outcome, and you can look those up if you have a mind to find the truth.

Do I believe polls in general? – Probably not.  However –

~ If Christians were reading their Bibles, their decisions regarding every aspect of their life and their community would be different than the America we now have. The enemy within would never have come to power over the American citizens –

~ when I talk to pastors who do not believe the Bible is the word of God –

~ when I see the study of scripture reduced to a “fad phrase” – “WWJD?” (What Would Jesus Do?) – and I have read, and have also been told, the “WWJD?” phrase replaces Bible study because Jesus only preached about “love” –

~ when I see a global conference at the Vatican in Rome in November 2014:
“Rick Warren spoke on the “Biblical Meaning of Marriage” Tuesday at the Vatican, where he is among 30 global religious leaders examining the changing roles of marriage and family in the world.
Warren joined leaders from 23 countries and 14 religions invited by Pope Francis on at the kickoff Monday to The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium.
Just after his address, Pope Francis warmly individually greeted and shook hands with several faith leaders, including President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Eyring will address the gathering Tuesday. Other speakers include several Catholic leaders, the Rev. Dr. Richard D. Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in California; Dr. Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and other speakers from the Sikh, Tao, Islamic, Anglican, Mennonite and other religious traditions. . . . Religious scholars will examine how this relationship is lived in cultures and societies of Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Taoists, Muslims and Jews. The focus is on the meaning of marriage around the globe, and God’s plan, as understood by religions around the globe.” O C Register

God’s Plan does not include treating women like chattel, polygamy, and many other beliefs the various religions and cultures represented at this meeting. As Christians we are warned to not be deceived by the world. Many Christians are watching in absolute horror the “Chrislam” phenomenon, where Christian leaders are talking about this from both sides of their mouth, because this surely smells of one world religion –

~ when I see our neighbors to the north outlawing the reading of some Biblical Scriptures – labelling them as hate speech –

~when I see American politicians of all ranks praising Islam as the religion of peace, and Christianity as a religion of hate, I know that the prophetic time when good will be believed to be bad, and bad will be believed to be good is upon us.

When I see all of this (and more), I believe the trend towards a secular one world religion is looming on the horizon. If someone had told me even ten years ago that I would be witnessing the persecution of Christians around the world, even in America, I flat out would not have believed them.

We see above what is happening in the world, and so the question for each of us is will we follow the world or will we follow our Lord. “Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

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FROM THE HEART: OH, SAY DOES THAT STAR SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE . . .

I don’t promise to be here every day, but do promise to try with the Lord’s help. My friend sent me something today that brought me to tears. I have heard this story before, and it always brings me to tears . . . please watch / listen and share this link:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA
That eleven minutes and 38 seconds seemed about a couple of minutes to me. And at the end is this: Psalm 33:12  “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.”
AND I WOULD ADD: “I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”

Do you think our children and grandchildren understand?
I know that my husband and I do.
My husband is an American Hero, a United States Marine. Even though his disabilities including cancer are directly caused by Agent Orange, he still loves that flag and the country it represents. When we see the dumbing down of our kids, our military being demeaned, our churches being secularized, the bleak display of the destruction of our culture on television by the disgusting lack of morality, principles, and values, we may want to feel hopelessness – but that is what the enemy within is counting on. The enemy within works by the hour to destroy us. How much time do Americans put into peacefully countering the enemy within?

Every day we hear that the enemy within is using our own laws to defeat us . . . why aren’t we using our laws to defeat them? There are two standards in America today – one for them – and one for us. If we are to earn the title American, we do not support such injustice. Politicians and Judges who represent the destruction of America are able to do so because Americans are not peacefully gathering from sea to shining sea to have our voices heard – not at a rally once a year – but every day until the choke hold the enemy within has on our Republic is undone. If we were to do so, evil would shrink back into the shadows almost immediately. The enemy thinks you are spoiled and do not care . . . I refuse to believe that is true.

We look at today’s Americans and are in absolute astonishment when we realize that about half do not understand what they are in the process of giving away. I did a series of commentaries a few years back at webcommentary.com asking the question for each American to think about when it comes to stepping up by being a candidate, helping good candidates get on the ballot, and showing up to vote – to ask themselves: Why not me?

Between 37 and 56 percent of voting age Americans actually turn out to vote. That is pitiful. The percentage of fraudulent voting would not be effective if every American old enough to do so would register to vote, and then show up to vote. The only way America wins is for true Americans to show up 24/7/365 days. Be the leader that helps others to understand that America is under attack from more fronts than we even realize – from leading your families – to leading your communities – even leading in high office.

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FROM THE HEART: REMEMBER WHO WE ARE

I ask you to take the time to listen to President Kennedy’s Innaugral Address, when even Presidents knew you could not, should not, leave America’s Christianity outside the door to our service, our jobs, our schools . . . Our lives.

AND I implore you to listen to President Kennedy’s Secret Society Speech:  http://youtu.be/zdMbmdFOvTs

AND REMEMBER WHO WE ARE, AND THE VALUE OF OUR AMERICAN CULTURE.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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FROM THE HEART: I KNOW WHY

Why is the world experiencing terrorism, fear, and multitudes of false leaders?

Every time Christians start believing they know better than the Lord what Christianity is –
and start writing false Bibles that remove instruction as to what sin is and what happens to those who embrace it –
the ones that are wrongly translated in purpose to elevate man’s wisdom over our Creators –
then evil rises up to force slavery, rape, murder, and false gods on mankind.
Before you think I am not telling the truth, read and study the Bible, praying for guidance.

Here are two important things we are meant to learn from the Old Testament –
which is for our learning, even though it was primarily written for the Jew.

“2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God [guided by the Lord’s Holy Spirit], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

The first thing to learn in the Old Testament is the history of God’s chosen who straighten up and fly right each time God rescues them from the products of their evil ways, just to have them turn their back on God again in short generational order.

The second thing to learn from the Old Testament is the prophesies written, and then hundreds are fulfilled much later in time, by our Lord, in the New Testament.

These lessons are not learned by Christians who do not open their heart, mind, and soul to reading their Bibles, and to studying their Bibles, first hand. Instead they depend on others to do that for them, and are lead astray. Even to prove me wrong, one must do the work first hand. Many have taken this path, and they became believers in the Gospel Regarding Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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FROM THE HEART ~ LOVE AND HEALING LOVE

Valentine’s Day is a dicey holiday because so many are unhappy about their love life, and probably their life in general. For those, this day is a bitter reminder of loss and / or emptiness in one’s soul.

My soul-mate is the man I am married to. We are equally yoked in intelligence, faith, giving qualities, values, principles, and how to spend the valuable asset of time. He is that highest ideal I hold of myself. Prior marriages were disastrous because many of these elements were lacking.

Having said that, divorce takes its toll on children. I have only those deep regrets for my children growing up with a mother who was relationship ignorant. It happens in the dysfunctional homes many of us grew up in. I did not find my soul-mate until I had changed those things about myself I wanted to change, and I finally stopped looking. I had decided I would remain alone for the rest of my life.

Soon, I realized I was lonely, even in a room full of other people . . . most married. I took my tearful and heartfelt prayers to my knees. I prayed for the Lord to pick me a husband, since I had done so miserably. About a week later I met John. I felt a tiny surge of electricity when we shook hands. Yes! I was paying attention.

If your marriage is stale, or on the rocks, you might want to remember the beginning of your love. Since our mates always represent the highest ideal we have of ourselves*, you might remember what that common ground is. When you make that discovery, and it is an honorable set of ideals, you might want to have an honest conversation with your spouse. See if you can fall back on those ideals to once again re-kindle your relationship. If one of those is something bigger than both of you – your faith in the Lord, you should take it to prayer together. I have had miracles in my life, and I usually prayed for them.

If you suffer from low self esteem, and so does your spouse, then repairs must start with each of you working on that separately AND TOGETHER. Healing in that way would most likely give your relationship a solid base to build romance and friendship on.
If your partner refuses to be involved in such a positive relationship activity, then go it alone in repairing your self esteem. In a relatively short period of time, your spouse will either see your improvement and join you for the sake of your relationship . . .

Or not. If not, you must weigh your options carefully, and then wisely decide what to do. If you are not happy in your relationship, Decide this Valentines Day to do the work only you can do to spend future Valentines Days a happy person.

I wish you all the same kind of love I have had for almost 20 years. If I could bottle it and give it to you, I would gladly do that to save a marriage. My advice comes from hard earned knowledge. I have only a high degree earned from life experience.

* The knowledge regarding your mate being the highest ideal you have of yourself came to me in Ayn Rands books. As I studied people over the next many decades, I found it to be true.
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John,
If you read my blog today, Happy Valentines Day. How amazing a blessing our constant love, and friendship is. We have together endured teenagers; supported each other in the type A work positions only the insanely organized can pull off; conquering the long list of our illnesses including my major surgeries, and your Cancer; the disappointments of our forced medical retirements; and more – with mutual help, love, and support. We have so many blessings to count each day.
I love you,
Juanita

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FROM THE HEART: THE WIDE DOOR OPEN TO AMERICA’S ENEMIES

As American Christians, who are the super majority, we should never leave our faith (which defines who we are) at the door to enter our homes, our jobs, our schools, or our government. It is amazing that true Americans have bought the lie, and allowed our government to adopt the lie of ‘separation of church and state’ – which is the wide door we left open for our enemies to enter. Have you noticed there is no separation of church and state for our enemies in America? This could not have been possible if American Christians were practicing their faith 24/7/365, and were educated to know what a criminal scam this ‘separation of church and state’ is that our enemies have widely used against us.
Here is a link to my Commentary at Webcommentary.Com of August 10, 2012, titled “American Revival & Mr. Jefferson’s Letters” for information regarding the truth behind the origination of “separation of church and state.” Needless to say, Mr. Jefferson is turning over in his grave – over and over and over . . . – because of a lie in the way the phrase has been used to divorce America from her primarily Christian citizenship.
http://webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=hwaltersj&date=120810

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