Don’t Play with Fire!

Don’t Play with Fire!

Have you ever wondered what you should do if you want to talk to the dead? Has there even been in incident in your life that haunted you?

I once knew a 9-year-old girl named April who was riding  on the boat with her father on the river.  Her dad told her to get out of the boat  while he turned it around to load it on the trailer. April was very angry with her dad because she wanted to ride with him to dock it.   She became frustrated with her dad and told her dad that she hoped he would flip the boat.  Her dad proceeded to turn the boat around and the boat did just that, it flipped.   April’s dad could not swim and his life jacket was  only around  one leg so he slipped out and drowned!  April was horrified that her last words to him weren’t daddy I love you.

She has  been haunted by that memory ever since.

One day April decided to go to his grave and do a séance so she could tell him she was sorry and that she loves him very much.  It was her and 3 other women that participated.  They had candles and kept chanting his name and nothing happened.  One of the women remembered that he hated his middle name so they started chanting that name.   April’s daughter felt something touch her shoulder and April felt something around her back that slid around her side.  She felt like it was his arm around her.  It scared one of the ladies so she left.  It broke the circle so the séance stopped.  They gave up and went home.

I asked her not to do it again because it scared me. I did some research in the Bible about this and this is what I came up with. The Bible Says:

“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists,

for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord.”

Leviticus 19:31 (NIV)

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.  For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.  After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NIV)

Those who are asleep in death can’t be woke up until Jesus comes back.  This shows that the spirits that are here on earth, are not our dead loved ones spirits (They are Satan’s demons).  Here is another verse about this:

“For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; 

they have no further reward,  and even their name is forgotten.

Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.”

Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (NIV)

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead,

where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV)

If the dead doesn’t know anything nor have knowledge of what is going on, then this shows that they don’t know who is left here on this earth. All of the presence that people encounter are Satan’s angels (demons).  I wouldn’t play around with trying to contact the deceased because you never know what you will encounter.  NOTHING EVER is good when it comes from the devil!  If you are struggling with the loss of your love one, know that you can turn to God for comfort.  He understands and has been through it too! Pray to Him to help alleviate your pain.  God will help feel that void and will always be with you.  I welcome you to comment if you need someone to talk to.  I am dealing with the loss of loved ones too!


Do you love yourself?

These days Facebook makes us feel like we can’t live up to what everybody else has or does.  Facebook seems to cause us to become jealous of others lives.  I know that I have felt that I don’t make enough money or look as good as someone because of my weight gain.  It’s a never-ending cycle.  I am here to tell you, please don’t feel that way anymore!  God has shown me and continues to show me that He loves me!  He reminds me of this in Psalm 139:13&14 (NIV)  For you created my inmost being: you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. God made us in His image.  That is what makes us special, not because of what we have or what we look like.  Focus on the good qualities that you have.  Make a list on an index card and place the card on your bathroom mirror.  When you are getting ready in the bathroom, look at your lists and say them out loud to yourself.  Include: I am worthy, beautiful, dependable, loving, caring, etc… God wants you to read the Bible to get encouraged.  Try to not get on Facebook everyday.  Instead read your Bible and see how much better you will feel about yourself. Remember that God wants you to love yourself as much as He loves you!
The Storm ends with a Rainbow

The Storm ends with a Rainbow

I don’t live too far from Savannah, GA. Hurricane Matthew hit us pretty hard.  It damaged our house and it was scary to wait it out. This storm reminded me of life. We don’t know exactly when a problem is coming or how hard it will affect us. The only thing I can count on is that God is my anchor. When I was 17 I became pregnant. My parents were so disappointed. Being a minister’s daughter put me under the microscope. My life was a whirlwind! I found out who my friends were and believe me it wasn’t many.  Adults at my church let me know how disappointed they were of me. I had to find my strength (anchor) through God and my family. It was a lonely time, but looking back I can see where God took care of me. I learned that we as Christians need to be there for people in time of need with loving arms. Teach them what the Bible says about what they are doing in a loving way. The good thing is that the storm doesn’t last forever. It does end in calmness and gets better. Now I can proudly say, that my son loves our God just as much as I do. I am very proud of him and can’t imagine life without him. My son is my rainbow at the end of the storm!!!


God’s Not Dead

My husband and I were watching “God’s Not Dead” movie last night. It reminded me of my own losses. We logically know that God allows bad things to happen. He doesn’t cause them to happen. Sometimes it’s still hard not to feel mad at God because we don’t understand why. I have lost a set of twins before they were born. I still wonder about them. I know God allowed them to be taken for a reason that’s beyond my understanding. I gain comfort in knowing they are in heaven waiting for ME! God is using me now to help others who are going through the same thing. I named them and am excited to meet them one day. We will be reunited again forever! Being mad at God doesn’t do anything but hurt you. As long as sin is in this world and we have free will, we will suffer more loss and pain. Something else to think about is that one day God WILL destroy Satan and our pain will be NO more!!! Justice will be served!


Trust in God all of the time!

I was reading my Bible the other day and came across where Jesus fed the five thousand in John 6.  It’s a good children’s story, but it’s more than that.   When I feel that a task is impossible, I turn to this story.  We tend to limit what God does in us by assuming what is and is not possible.  Is there some impossible task that you believe that God wants you to do?  Don’t hesitate anymore.  Go for it!  God can do miraculous things, so trust Him to provide for you.  This blog was my impossible!  God reached out to me through others and cheered me on to start writing.  I felt that I didn’t know (and still don’t know) enough about computers to start this. I am navigating my way with God’s help.  I hope you join me through this journey!


Come as you are; no judgement here

I am so glad that you visited my blog and I have been praying for each one of you! I want to write to you to share experiences that I have had and how God has worked in my life. This is a new adventure and I am sooo excited!