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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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