I wrote the content on this blog with sincere and holy intentions with the knowledge that I had at the time... We live, learn and errors are exposed and more truths are revealed...

Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.



Flames of fire dance joyfully as dreams of fervor conjure up images of red hot passion for the gusto of life.

Sizzle, spark, explode -

Fireballs light up the sky. Wow! a thunder flash with a clap -

The flames are vivid with the awesome glow of orange colors blended with yellow highlights that accent the blaze.

This display is the bomb torched with a rocket plan. Such rapture has lit our fire. We are dynamite on this journey.

Come on fire, fall on us. Pour your liquid potency. Ignite our souls that we may be engulfed with magnified intensity.

Blow up our hearts. Dance with us....


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Saturday, December 31, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Satan is rabid for souls.  He clamors to gain ground in his kingdom of darkness.  Regularly, his din is heard.  He's often a noisy diabolical villain. The noise of evil purposes to devour.

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

There are satanic moves that cause violence, discord, unrest, commotion, chaos, and bedlam.  Ultimately, some people will surely be devoured by the evil strong holds that grip with demonic viciousness.

What's all that noise?! 

It's the noise of the devil fighting with malicious vigor to win souls and to keep ensnared those who have pledged allegiance to him.  It's the noise of terror, haunting images, ghastly deceptions, and horrific episodes crafted by the cunning god of this world.

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

But Oh glory!  There is a ROCK answer for those who steadfastly turn to GOD.

Zechariah 1:3
...Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you,...

Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

What's that I hear?!

"...for there is a sound of abundance of rain." - 1 Kings 18:41.

Marshal the troops. 

The Lord GOD Almighty speaks:

Ref: My saints who are wholly armored according to Ephesians 6:11-19

For the year 2012 and beyond, you are rendered unshakeable and unmoved from the hope of the gospel.

Hebrews 12:27, 28
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear;

Colossians 1:23
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard,...     

Cast not your pearls before swine - Matthew 7:6.

Yes, Satan makes much noise, but remember that he is as a roaring lion.  1 Peter 5:8 says about him, " a roaring lion."  You, My saints, dwell and abide in the Lion of the tribe of Juda, Jesus the Christ, who prevails! - Revelation 5:5  

Yes, there is spiritual wickedness in high places, but they do NOT dwell in the highest places.  That's where I AM.  It doesn't get higher than I AM.  Keep dwelling, My people, in the secret place of the most High - Psalm 91:1I AM greater than all of the noise, clamor, discord, commotion and bedlam. 

Psalm 140:7
O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

Remember the ten virgins in Matthew 25Five were wise and five were foolish.  Keep oil in your lamps as did the five wise virgins for you know not when the SON of man shall appear.

You are charged to teach others how to be about full gospel truths.  Steadfastly, live holy so that others will yearn for the love, peace and joy that you so righteously and faithfully exhibit.  My Word says in 1 John 2:15 "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

Consistently, think the truth, hear the truth, speak the truth and DO the truth.  Certainly, I shall reward integrity, credibility and excellence in character.   

I have chosen select warriors and soldiers who shall not faint in  adversity, and none shall make you afraid.  Nothing shall separate you from the love of GOD - Romans 8:39.  My missions shall successfully be accomplished through the power of GOD that I have invested in you.  Go forth in excellence, and destroy the works of the devil, subdue his wiles, and pull down wicked strong holds.  I shall work with you confirming My words with signs following - Mark 16:20.

You shall retain fresh anointing.  The yokes are destroyed because of the anointing - Isaiah 10:27.     

Joel 2:7-11
They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks.

Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon their houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Ezekiel 37:10
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Luke 18:1
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint;

Zephaniah 3:13
The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.  

Victory for you for 2012 and beyond.  That's a promise from the Greatest promise keeper, Your Father, Your Shepherd, and Your Most Holy LOVER!

Posted by Sandra
Afternoon of New Years Eve 2011


Imagine my surprise when I finished posting this today and was directed by our Lord to go to to read what they posted at 12:32 p.m. today and updated at 12:39 p.m. today.  I began my "WHAT'S ALL THAT NOISE" post before then and finished it at 12:37 p.m. 

Excerpt from today's New York Post at

Anonymous hack attack threat at cops


Last Updated: 12:39 PM, December 31, 2011

Posted: 12:32 PM, December 31, 2011

The loose collection of cyber activists inspired by WikiLeaks and its head Julian Assange to fight for internet freedoms, said in a message on there will be "noise demonstrations"...

How GOD is that that He had me to post a piece today with the topic noise and then to read, minutes later, from the New York Post about "noise demonstrations"?!    

Also, on September 18, 2010, I posted a re-post of "LAW ENFORCEMENT SPIRITUAL ALERT."  If you're so inclined, here is the link to that

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Of course, the answer to the question is, no GOD does not lie.  

Titus 1:2
In hope of eternal life, which God, which cannot lie, promised before the world began.

Proverbs 6:16-19
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Colossians 3:9
Lie not one to another,...

Psalm 101:7
He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Proverbs 14:5
A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

Revelation 21:27
And there shall no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:...   


Lord, we who are called by Your name, are commanded to be truth thinkers, truth speakers, and truth doers.  We need to be credible, faithful, dependable, reliable and indeed true to our words.   You, Father, are absolute truth.  You have called us to represent You in honorable ways.  No, we cannot be perfect.  Only You have claim to perfection.  But surely, we can steadfastly aim to be people who live truth.  Otherwise, how dare we profess that You are our Father.  Certainly, You are the Father of truth.  Your Holy Bible says this about who is the father of lies:

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.    

Lord, we need to draw nigh to You so that we can successfully resist the devil and his evil ways.  We can only conquer when we abide in You, Your Son Jesus, and Your Holy Ghost.  Without You, we can do nothing.  

John 15:5
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me, ye can do nothing.   

Thank You, Lord, that You allow all to breathe Your air.  We owe You ALL of us, Father, so says Your Word in Mark 12:30, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."  Our lives are not our own to do as we please for You are the Creator of all that breathes. You command that we steadfastly do Your will if we expect to please You, and to reap the benefits of living Your full gospel truths.  

Zechariah 1:3
...Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you,...

John 10:10
..I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Greetings -

This post will be removed shortly, probably before January 7, 2012.

This appeared on this blog on December 18, 2012:

Coming soon on PHOTO FLOURISH - Key rings

Well, the "coming soon" has come.  Here is another key ring that is available:

With the use of a sterling silver chain, I decided to turn this and other key rings into "necklaces."  Also, I used one of the key rings for its intended purpose - linked with keys.  

For the full assortment of key ring designs available, please click on this link

Also, I took the photos, had made, and placed on my refrigerator, three photo magnets with words that I added.  They are as follows:

For more on the photo magnets, please click on this link

For those who are inclined to place orders, please visit PHOTO FLOURISH at

Thank you for your consideration.

Happy holiday season, folks.  May our Lord bountifully reward in delightful and fulfilling ways!

Note: If you haven't done so already, please continue and read about grace on the post directly below this one.

Thank you. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Photos by Sandra - Copyright 2011

Recently, I have focused more on how I need to change relative to having the mind of Christ and conforming to His glorious image.  In particular, I had concerns about the unrighteousness of someone dear to me.  Our Lord shared with me something like, "When you make some attitude changes, you'll notice some changes in him."  Well, I've been working more, in earnest, on doing that, folks.  And you know what?!  I've noticed some changes in that dear one in my life.  One day recently this unrighteous man was here in my home.  He said to me something like, "The spirit of the Lord is in this place."  I was more than a bit surprised to hear him say that.  Glory to GOD.    

This a.m. in my intimacy time with our Lord, He shared with me that sometimes we frustrate the grace of GOD.  He desires that we not do such because it's an insult to Him and it impedes us in our service to the Lord.    

Galatians 2:21
For I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

We are commissioned by our Lord to have pure hearts and to be holy as He is holy.  Those are Holy Bible mandates - not suggestions.

1 Timothy 5:22
...keep thyself pure.

Ephesians 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

1 Corinthians 10:21
Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

Revelation 22:7
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22:14, 15
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Revelation 3:16
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Revelation 2:5
Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Revelation 2:10 thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;


Lord, increasingly, Christianity has taken credibility hits.  Some of it is our fault, Lord.  Please reveal to us where we fall short so that we can put concentration on the areas where we aren't meeting Your holy expectations.

Your anointing flows powerfully and Your actions manifest to the uttermost  when channeled through holy hearts.  Holiness changes climates, Lord, and has major impact on hearts, minds, and bodies.  The Acts 17:6 says, "...These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;"  I'm convinced, Lord, that the "these" were holy people...  Help us, please Lord, to wholly follow You so that, increasingly, yokes can be destroyed in accordance with Your words in Isaiah 10:27, "...and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."

Thank You, Lord - Amen

Note: 1 
I received an inquiry as to whether the photos shown here on this blog are available for sale.  The answer is yes.  The photos here are posted on PHOTO FLOURISH at under the separate tab titled, "SOME PHOTO FLOURISH FAVORITES."

Note: 2
Coming soon on PHOTO FLOURISH - Key rings


Photo and words here
S. Hicks
Copyright 2011
For further key ring information, please click on this link

Friday, December 9, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Jonah 1:14
...for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.

Daniel 9:25
...the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

Matthew 15:13
But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

Jeremiah 1:7-10
...for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord.

Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth.  And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Mark 16:20
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.  Amen. 

For those who have not already done so, please read the post directly below this one titled, "PERSPECTIVE."   Thank you for your indulgence.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Three days this week our Lord manifested through me with triumphant victories over Satan.  We know that Satan hates GOD and all that He represents.  And we know that the devil is going to fight, but He cannot win over GOD.

Jeremiah 1:19
And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.

Those that do evil are keeping their appointments.

1 Peter 2:8
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which be disobedient whereunto also they were appointed.

Of course, we know that some of those who defy GOD shall repent and amend their ways just as we did.  But also, we know that all people will not be saved.  That is Holy Bible truth. Proverbs 29:1 says, "He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy."

We are mandated by our Lord to love and to forgive.  Also, though, we are mandated by GOD to be wise and discerning.  Our Lord informs us of who to engage with and who to avoid...

When we are determined to be holy, surely, more persecution is the result.  We can evolve to spiritual levels where none of those things move us.  The Acts 20:24 says, "But none of these things move me,..."

We are appointed.

1 Thessalonians 3:3
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

There is NOTHING that Satan has that is able to overthrow or conquer GOD.  It ain't happening - EVER!

After the victories that our Lord gave me this week, today, in retaliation, Satan splashed water on me.  Later I began to dwell on that demonic attack.  Our Lord told me to keep it in perspective.  And He made me laugh about it when He said this, "Yes, Satan splashed water on you, Sandra, but he had to use MY water."  When put in perspective...I count it all joy.

On a more serious note, our Lord also said this, "They foolishly believe that they are winning. They have a false sense of security.  I'll cause it to crumble.  All that they rely on shall fail them..."

Fear not - GOD will avenge...that IS a certainty and a solid ROCK promise from the Most High Good GOD Almighty!  For some, our Lord's vengeance will come suddenly...

Fear not, holy people of GOD, fret not, worry not - whatsoever is not of faith is sin. - Romans 14:23.  GOD is the everlasting light.  Our Lord's kingdom has no end and ALL dominions shall serve and obey Him.

My prayer is that more will get saved and delivered from being servants of sin.  May GOD help us all.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Albino squirrel

Photo compliments of Sandra
Copyright 2011

Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

This morning as I did my daily Bible intimacy with our Lord, He spoke and said to me, "Satan is playing mind games with you.  His aim is to intimidate you with his mind games.  Beat him at his mind games."

Later this a.m., our Lord reminded me that I have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 2:16
...But we have the mind of Christ.

Also, our Lord reminded me that I'm possessed.  Certainly, not possessed by the devil but possessed by Almighty Most High GOD!

Proverbs 8:22
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 

According to our Lord, that wasn't enough because He goes on to inform that the saints possess the kingdom.

Daniel 7:22
Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment ws given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. 

Matthew 6:10
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Luke 17:21
...for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

In addition, we have witnesses.

1 John 5:9
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater:...  

Hebrews 12:1
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,...

Joshua 24:27
And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he spake unto us; It shall be therefore a witness unto you,...

For those who are in tenacious intimacy with GOD, Satan ain't running nothing but out of time.

I heard a pastor say, "Dogs don't bark at parked cars."  So if Satan ain't barking...people are parked.  Our Lord didn't choose us to park - for such is spiritually unprofitable and a disgraceful representation.  GOD chose us to move forward in the holy name of JESUS.

As I write this, our Lord spoke and stated that some of His people are growing weary of unanswered prayers.  Foremost, He says, "2 Corinthians 13:5, 'Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.'  And then, remember tenacity, diligence, and persistence."

How many times did Naaman wash in the Jordan before he was cleansed of leprosy? - 2 Kings 5.  How many times did they march before the walls of Jericho fell? - Joshua 6.  How many times did Elijah tell the servant to go before the abundance of rain fell? - 1 Kings 18.  We are told to forgive seventy times seven. - Matthew 18.  We must prevail, persist, and commit to remain rooted and grounded in our Lord - yes, grounded and settled indeed.  Our prayers should consistently have a posture of "Thy will be done, Lord."  That is how our Lord JESUS prayed when He was in agony.  We are commanded to have the mind of Christ.

Romans 3:3,4
For what if some did not believe?  shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;...

Daniel 3:17, 18
If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Daniel 6:20-22
And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

Ephesians 3:17
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 1:23
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel,...

1 Kings 19:18
...all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

To:          Satan


Subject:   Checkmate

1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Our Lord shared with me that others need these words of encouragement as I certainly do this evening.

2 Corinthians 6:16
...for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means.  The Lord be with you all.

Job 22:28
...and the light shall shine upon thy ways.

Joshua 21:44,45
...the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.

There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel, all came to pass.

Psalm 71:16
I will go in the strength of the Lord God:...

Romans 8:18
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Deuteronomy 3:22
Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you.

2 Chronicles 20:15
...Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

The devil surrenders to GOD.  He always will - because GOD ALWAYS WINS!!!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011


Greetings -

Scripture is from the King James Bible.

Photo and words on it, compliments of Sandra - Copyright 2011

Psalm 92:14
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age;...

Our Lord has led me to do three greeting cards geared specifically to senior cititzens.  I'm pleased to use the terminology, "golden citizens."

The photo above and the words shown on it will be used on one of the senior citizen cards.  I have also written some words for the inside of the subject card.  Please click here to view the subject cards and the words shown inside them.

Many seniors are lonely and depressed.  Some are regularly abused in various forms.  The purpose of the cards is to minister to seniors to give assurances that they are treasures.

Prayer for seniors:

Glorious Father GOD, You are the everlasting light for all age ranges.  You are Lord of all.  Please save, sanctify and make holy the scores of seniors who don't know You.  Meet their unique needs and send people to demonstratively love on them.  Prove to them, Lord, that You are the answer to every affair in their lives.  Share JESUS and Your HOLY GHOST with them, please Lord.   Deliver them from fear and deception.  Give them peace as a river.

Father, You know that some of your Christian seniors are lonely and depressed, too.  Please minister to them in ways that will give fresh and vibrant hope, peace and joy. 

Use Your holy saints to pour abundant love into the vulnerable hearts of seniors.  Let us impact seniors in ways that will prove  that they are deeply loved and appreciated.  Also, please send seniors to seniors to bond in righteousness.  

Teach us how to reach seniors in ways that bring You joy, pleasure, and delight, and as a result, yokes will be destroyed, and healing and deliverance will come to pass.  Let us wholly follow You, Lord, utterly obey You, and steadfastly cleave to You - forever.

Thank You, Lord, - Amen.   

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Photo compliments of Sandra - Copyright 2011

Glory to GOD, I'm happy to report that I have received some sales from the PHOTO FLOURISH aspect of my business.  Yesterday I got two sales!  But before that happened, I'm disappointed to report that I went yesterday to a Christian bookstore to share about my product line.  The manager wasn't available so I spoke to the head person there, who professes to be a Christian.  Her cold demeanor wounded me.  There were no other patrons in the store yet she wouldn't even look at what I had to share.  I'll spare the details.  Suffice it to say that I mildly shared with her about how we are of the same body of Christ and that if she were in business that I would accomodate her.  She remained cold....

I left there and went to a hospital chapel office and the lady there, who stated that she is a Christian, purchased one of my cards.  I shared with her my gratitude that she demonstrated love for a fellow Christian.  I went a few more places to offer to share my product line...  After starting out at 9:30 a.m., I had made one card sale for a total of $3.00.  My last visit was to a church office.  I asked the two women employees there if they would be interested in viewing my product line.  They both said no and offered "reasons" why.  My disappointment was obvious.  As I talked to them, tears welled up as I described to them how when I lived in a homeless shelter, besides family, only two Christians helped me and fellowshipped with me on a personal level.  After a bit, one of the women softened and agreed to look at my product line.  She didn't purchase anything but I was grateful that she, at least, looked.  I gave her a free message magnet for her indulgence.

In this economy, I understand that many people don't have extra finances.  Also, I didn't have appointments when I visited those places yesterday.  Relative to the Christians, my hurt wasn't from the possible reality that they couldn't afford what I had to sale or that perhaps they didn't have time.  My hurt was from the cold countenances and the dismissive communications that came from my fellow body of Christ members.  There are loving ways to say no or to ask that appointments be set....

Well, I'm so grateful that before I left home our Lord had me to read these scriptures from His Word:

Ephesians 6:7, 8

With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord,...

Had I not read the Word and prayed before I left home, my hurt would have likely been greater.  Glory to GOD, that daily Word reading and prayer is a practice with me, and of course, some others.

I heartily thanked our Lord for my $3.00 sale and the heart of the Christian that it came from.

Well, later the same day, our Lord told me to phone two people who had earlier indicated that they would order from me.  One of them (a grade school friend) ordered and paid for her products, via PayPal .  The other (a friend and former coworker) told me to prepare him $20.00 worth of products and that he would be over the same day to pay and to pick up his products.  I told him what I have in stock.  He told me to just gather $20.00 worth of things.  I did so and he came, complimented my product line, completed his transaction, gave a tip for more than four dollars, and sat with me to share about PHOTO FLOURISH.  He offered some helpful tips, as well.  He isn't a strong Christian but he consistently demonstrates that he cares about me.

After he left, our Lord told me to call one of my strong Christian friends for prayer.  Our Lord knew that I needed prayer assistance after being wounded by the Christians earlier.  She and I prayed and it helped a bunch.

Then today, to my pleasant surprise, my ex-boyfriend put money into my account.  I was on the Internet doing something else and our Lord spoke and told me to go view my account information online.  I obeyed and saw a deposit. It could have been a mistake so I phoned my credit union.  They told me who put it there.  What especially struck me is that my ex is struggling with addictions.  (He gave his permission for me to write about him on my blog.)  Yet, he has, on more than a few occasions, placed money in my account.  Our Lord has promised me that he will save him...  I pray for him regularly, in earnest.  May Almighty GOD save, heal, deliver and bless him for who he is and for how he has helped me.

Glory to GOD, earlier in the day, I got rejection and coldness from those that I believed would be Christ like, but GOD made up for it later with the sales and the unexpected deposit from my ex!

It is so wonderful that when we obey GOD, He consistently keeps His Words to reward His faithful.  THANK YOU, LORD, MOST HIGH!

I purpose that when I get sales to help someone that is in financial need.  Presently, it isn't much but something is shared, regardless.  When I moved from a shelter, I invited people to my home for tea, lunch, dinner and to fellowship.  One person was allowed to stay here for more than a week.  I remember when I was in a needier state and how important it is to share and to be hospitable.  What readily comes to mind is that when JESUS fed the people the fish and bread, He ate WITH the people. 

1 Peter 4:9
Use hospitality, one to another without grudging.

Galatians 6:2
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

I continue to be wounded by the truth that some bonafide sinners demonstrate more love and care than those who profess Christ as Lord and Savior.  No, I'm not bitter but I fight against it for sure.  I love and forgive but....may GOD help me to conquer...

My daily prayer is that our Lord will help me to change because certainly there are areas that I have yet to overcome.  We all need to change.  May GOD help us to steadfastly be doers of His Word.

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The testimonial below was received from Marijo, this evening, via E-mail.  I also posted it on my PHOTO FLOURISH blog.

Thank you, Marijo.  Glory to GOD.

Testimonial -

I am really enjoying the cards I got through Photo Flourish.  Sandra gives very personal attention in a timely fashion to make sure her customer gets exactly what they want.  I have gotten photo calendar magnets, and an assortment of blank large cards with some of my photos and many of Sandra's flowers, sunsets and other photos.  They all came with good color and were even prettier than I expected.  I got them really fast too.  My only problem is to decide which I should give for gifts because I want to keep them all.  I have just finished an order for a special wall calendar with scriptures too.

THANKS, Sandra, for making my Christmas shopping easy this year!


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Photo compliments of Sandra.

I believe it was yesterday that I read where hackers hacked millions of accounts.  Well, it appears that my Yahoo account was one of those millions.  And what do I have to say about that?!

Romans 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

The Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy,...

Psalm 63:8
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Recently, my friend Beverly reminded me about our need to be diligent.  I certainly needed to hear that.  There are times that we are tempted to give up because we just don't feel inclined to deal with whatever.  Beverly firmly reminded me that we must be diligent.  Thank you, Beverly.

Our Lord told me earlier this week that my next blog post would be titled, "DILIGENCE."  Here it is folks with scriptures about diligence.  And after I got hacked today, our Lord told me to create a new Yahoo account and to call it  -

Isaiah 55:2
...hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

Hebrews 12:15
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.

Proverbs 4:23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

2 Corinthians 8:7
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

Hebrews 6:11
And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

2 Peter 1:5
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

2 Peter 1:10
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

Hebrews 10:35, 36
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  


Glorious Father, thank You, for Your awesome love, help and care.  We so appreciate that there is nothing that we cannot conquer with Your love, power, strength, knowledge and wisdom.  Please help us, Lord, to prevail with diligence and firm adherence to Your will.

Please save the souls of hackers.  They are deceived, Lord, and need to know how to forsake foolish and evil practices.  Move in their hearts, dear Father, and show them the way to salvation, love, peace, joy, and holiness.  Your Word declares in Isaiah 57:21, "There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked."  But Oh glory - it also says in Isaiah 26:3, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."

Let the hackers and others who engage in foolish and ungodly practices call on JESUS to be saved, healed, delivered and made whole.  And lead us Your people to be diligent about proclaiming and living Your full gospel truth.

Thank You, Lord - Amen.

Note:  The day before my previous Yahoo E-mail account got hacked I received an E-mail from what I thought was Yahoo.  It asked me my password... I submitted it and the next day I was hacked.  My sister told me today, Saturday November 12, 2011, that that is why I got hacked because I provided info to what I thought was legitimately Yahoo.  Likely, there are others way that hackers use...but I unwittingly gave them entrance.  Beware, people.  Thank you. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Mark 6:22, 23

And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.  

And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.

Is it just me or does anyone else wonder what kind of dance Herodias' daughter did to prompt King Herod to "sware unto her" that he would give her half of his kingdom?

I've seen a lot of dances but none that, in my estimation, compel to such an extent.

One more, "I'm just saying": 

In the Bible there are instances of JESUS and others going up to mountains to pray.  Mark 14:23 says, "And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went into a mountain apart to pray:..."

Please know that I'm not lightly esteeming prayer, but I get winded when I walk up some steps.  I simply cannot comprehend walking up a mountain such as how they did in those days.  I mean they didn't have the gear that mountain climbers now have to aid their ascents.  Wonder - Wonder

Aren't mountains typically high?  Hills give me pause.  I'm just saying...    

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Photo compliments of Sandra.

I heard someone say, "Warriors are ride or die saints."  That statement profoundly struck my spirit.  I loved it!  That is my desire - to be a "ride or die" saint.  Certainly, that's the desire of other Christians, as well.  Hallelujah - Glory to GOD.

The title of this post, "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL OR WHEN BAD TIMES ROLL IN, WHO ROLLS - OUT?" came to me this a.m. as a trial came my way.  Our Lord told me, "Don't give it up." 

Satan's aim is to put us under stress to cause us to give up.  Many have heard the saying, "New levels - new devils."  Lately, that has been the situation in my life.  Our Lord gives us choices to give up or to dig in closer to Him.  The devil wants persecution for righteousness' sake to drive us away from GOD.  Our Lord wants persecution for righteousness' sake to drive us TO HIM.  The odds are against Satan when we choose to draw nigh to GOD.  GOD always wins and so do we when we walk with Him through it ALL!   

1 Peter 3:14
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;       

Some Christians know that it angers Satan when we obey our Lord, which includes daily reading of His Holy Bible, and prayer.  Subsequently, some Christians allow Satan to intimidate them away from GOD, thus, they don't daily read the Bible and pray as GOD instructs...

Joshua 1:8
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

There are assortments of reasons that are given for not spending daily time with GOD in His Word and in prayer, but one reason is fear of persecution from the devil.  Satan enjoys when we neglect GOD because when we neglect GOD, guess who has more of our attention?  Satan!  Yes, indeed, that plays right into his evil hands.

My firm belief is to seek GOD early - giving Him the firstfruits of the day.  GOD owns the air.  When we wake up and breathe it, isn't it sensible to give our Lord the first of His day that He has made?  

Psalm 63:1
O God, thou art my GOD; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee,...  

How often do we give GOD the leftovers of our days?  Frequently, we want a fresh Word from Him but how often do we go to GOD fresh in the mornings?


Glorious, worthy, Father GOD, You are holy and we thank You with immense gratitude and appreciation that You alone are GOD.  Father, at times, we have fallen short and neglected to give You sufficient praise, thanks, and glory.  Please forgive us, Lord.

Help us, please, to be strong in You so that we won't bail out on You when persecution arises for the sake of the gospel and our choices to live it.  We need to steadfastly be rooted and grounded in You to war a good warfare.  I pray that we, who are called by Your name, shall be "ride or die" saints, fully committed to Your full gospel truth.  Your Word tells us that You reward those who diligently seek You - Hebrews 11:6.     

Truly, Lord, You know who is on Your side - for real.   

Please help us to endure with You - firm unto the end.

Thank You, Lord - Amen.

Deuteronomy 8:2
And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments or no.

1 Kings 17:13
And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

Mark 4:17
And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.

Matthew 24:12, 13
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Matthew 26:31, 33,34
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Matthew 13:57
And they were offended in him.

Luke 18:1
...that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Exodus 32:26
Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side: let him come unto me.

James 5:11
Behold, we count them happy which endure.

The Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Philippians 1:28
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries:...

Zephaniah 3:13
...and none shall make you afraid.

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.


Matthew 16:18
...and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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Friday, November 4, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

This is a reminder for us all that GOD ALWAYS WINS. 

Jeremiah 1:19
And they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.

Zechariah 8:23
..We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Romans 11:22
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 12:19
...Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Be assured that GOD forever reigns.  Satan cannot do ANYTHING without GOD'S permission.  GOD RULES over EVERY principality, power, ruler, and spiritual wickedness in high places.  Isn't it wonderful to know that nothing and no one can over rule GOD?

He reigns eternally.  

Psalm 103:19
...his kingdom ruleth over all.

Daniel 7:27
..all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Many engage in low-life conduct, but saints of GOD should not reduce ourselves to the same low-life behavior that is representative of the devil.

GOD is high....

Love and forgive and trust GOD to handle His business when HE decides and how.  He gets things done righteously - always.


Lord please help us to love, forgive and to watch and pray.  We need to know what to do according to Your holy will.  Teach us, please, how to be holy, regardless of the onslaughts of Satan's wickedness.  We need to keep on Your whole armour as Your words command in Ephesians 6.     

You know it all and we need to trust You to manifest precisely what needs to be manifested on Your divine schedule.

We love You, Lord, and expect everything that You need us to receive - all for Your awesome glory.

We so appreciate, Lord, that YOU ALWAYS WIN!!!   

PSALM 97:1

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Greetings -

Scriptures are from the King James Bible.

Deuteronomy 1:11
...and bless you, as he hath promised you!)

Some of you may remember a few weeks ago when I posted for help to obtain what I needed to expand my business, Solid Journey, to include retail sales of my photography as placement on cards, calendars, etc.  A huge thank you to my ex-boyfriend, who gave me the idea to pursue this project as a sales venture.

Typically, I don't ask for help unless I know for sure that our Lord has instructed me to do so.  Well, soon after I posted the request for help, my friend Beverly told me that I would have what was necessary this year.  When she said that my heart quickened.  My response to her was something like, "Is that prophetic or are you speaking with wishful thinking?"  She again said that I would have it this year.

Well, one of my friends e-mailed that she would assist me as appreciation for my "ministry" that has helped people.  Ok, so I expected her to send me about $25.00, for which I would certainly have been grateful.  Oh Glory!  Our Lord used her to blow me away!  When I opened her envelope, in it was a check for $295.00!  Tears flowed down my cheeks as gratitude swelled in me for how our Lord met my need.  I thanked our Lord and phoned to thank my friend for her love and generosity.  And I sent her a thank you card and a bunch of my card samples as an extension of appreciation for her help.  She certainly demonstrated Galatians 6:2, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."  

As my friend Beverly stated,...I got more than I needed this year.  On Thursday October 20, 2011, I became official for retail sales.  And on the next day, I received an order, paid in full, for $125.00 worth of my photo cards.  The same week, my friend who is a manager at a stationery store agreed to write me a check for $120.00, up front for 40 cards!  Glory to GOD who is always faithful to keep His promise to reward those who diligently seek Him - Hebrews 11:6.

I have a bit more to do to finish it but, for the most part, it is ready and I am accepting orders.  Please view the site and spread the word.  I would love to service you with my product line that aims to add beauty to this, our Lord's, earth.  The motto is "Come Flourish With Me."

Thank you all for your prayers and consideration.

Profuse thanks to Anita, Jeffrey, Yolanda, James, Lena, Beverly, Marijo, Grammy Blick, and Patricia who obeyed our Lord, with their aid, to make this bear fruit.  I so appreciate what all of you did for a fellow member of the body of Christ.