Are you an animal lover? Do you enjoy sharing your life with ‘puppy breath’, the unconditional love of one of God’s 4-legged creatures or even one of His feathered 2-legged creatures? There are ‘dog lovers’, ‘cat lovers’, ‘bird lovers’ and even ‘reptile lovers’! I am a 250% animal lover! ♡ We have 3 1/2 dogs (the half being 14 year old Bitsy, who was terribly abused by her previous owner’s husband and hates all men except Paul); 1 Calico cat who is the reigning queen of the household and 1 Red Eared Slider turtle, who proves that turtles do have personality and are capable of love too!
If you have never known the unconditional love of a pet, then I truly feel sorry for you! There are so many deserving little creatures of God out there that need your love, care and companionship! They don’t care what you look like, how much money you make, where you live, what kind of car you drive or what your IQ is! All they want is someone to love and to be loved in return!
I thank God everyday for the devoted Animal Rescues and Fosters out there that are saving lives! You know, even if you are a person who needs to have a ‘purebred’ (in God’s eyes they are all purebred) you can find them too, but if you are someone who just wants to love and be loved, then the perfect little guy or gal is waiting for you! These rescue furbabies are the most appreciative, loving, grateful little creatures that you will ever come across. They are the most faithful, loyal friend you will ever have! All they want to do is please you and love you with all their hearts.
Please look into adopting a ‘rescue’ baby or a ‘rescue’ senior today! The rescuers take them from shelters before they can be ‘put to sleep’ and then take care of the cost of seeing to it that they are vaccinated, heartworm tested, spayed or neutered and micro chipped before you adopt them. They have been loved and cared for to get ready for their forever home! The adoption cost is very minimal and probably doesn’t begin to cover the cost of the care they have received! Please look into adopting one of these precious creatures today! You will be blessed beyond measure with one of God’s greatest blessings…one of His creations filled with unconditional love!
Here is my latest ‘rescued’ baby… Miss Sissi!
Love and Blessings, ~Judy♡~
There is so much today about how we should look, what size we should be, etc. Now granted the world has become obese! Too many ‘fast food’ places; too many ‘super sized’ portions; too many electronic gadgets, etc.
It’s funny, but it’s not…we don’t get the exercise that we should with all the electronic devices that we ‘just have to have‘ and we have become obsessed with food…unhealthy, unnutritious, plaque building, artery blocking foods! Then we are told we all need to look like the anorexia looking stars and models! What is the matter with us, People? Have we become robots unable to think for ourselves or are we just brainwashed?
When I was a kid, and yes, that was a number of years ago, we had TV but weren’t allowed to watch it all day and night! We went outside and played! Active play!!! Rode our bicycles, jumped rope, played chase, kick ball, etc! Oh, and we also used our imaginations! In other words our brains got exercise along with our bodies!
We had 3 meals a day…Breakfast, Lunch and Supper! The only snack we got was when we got home from school and it was usually fruit of some kind! Our meals were home prepared! Breakfast was cereal of some kind except on the weekends when mother would cook bacon, eggs, toast, etc. Lunch was usually something light…a sandwich of some kind with fruit and very seldom chips! Supper was the main meal with meat, potatoes, salad and vegetables. We weren’t asked what we wanted to eat because we ate what mother had prepared! Desserts were saved for special occasions! Sundays were the day that the main meal was at noontime! Then something light in the evening for supper! Oh, and there were no ‘super sized’ portions either! A serving size was a serving spoon full of each thing and then you could have seconds! Plus there was no “I don’ like that“…not at my house! Mother saw to it that you had to take one bite of every and any thing she prepared!
All this to say, if we are not satisfied with who we are, then we need to take responsibility and change into who WE want to be! We don’t need diet plans that prepare and portion our food for us, trainers, pills or expensive equipment! We need to be in charge of who we are and take control over our lives. Women are made to have curves rather than having bones showing! We are meant to be active and able to walk, play and run (if you want to)! Families once played together! And families always ate together!!!
I don’t know about you, but I am taking my life back and gaining control of it! I need to lose weight, but most importantly I want to lose weight! Food, advertisements and temptations are not in control of me any longer! I want to be around for a looong time yet, to see my Granddarlings grown with families of their own and those Great Granddarlings grown with families of their own.
When we learn to take control of: what, when and how we eat, our exercise, whether walking, running or working out, we will be satisfied with ourselves. Don’t compare ourselves to others…God made each of us unique! With His guidance and help we can do any and all things! You see, His promise is long life, but we have to do our part too! Are you with me? 🙂
Love and Blessings,
Which do you operate in…Integrity or Pride?
Definition of integrity: “Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. The state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire. A sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.”
Now definition of pride: “A high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.”
This is what God’s Word says of integrity:”May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you. Psalm 25:21″ and pride: “Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous. Psalm 31:18”
What brought this all about? Well, let me explain myself to you…I am a wife, mother, mother-in-love and MiMi (grandmother) of 5 precious Granddarlings. I am also a born again, spirit filled Believer! Now if anyone comes against my husband, children, children-in-love or Granddarlings, I become like a mama cat with her kittens! Back arches, hair bristles and razor sharp claws come out! (Not a pretty site! :}) Fortunately I have learned over the years Who I am in Christ Jesus and have been transformed by the renewing of my mind! 🙂 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2” So now, instead of using my razor sharp claws to slash to pieces the evil one, I pray for them! Hehehe! This infuriates satan and benefits the one who is allowing themselves to be used by him! 🙂
I do so love to watch God work and see how He turns things that satan means for evil into BLESSINGS! satan knows not to mess with my loved ones, you don’t touch my family! He is such a wimp! He is a liar, thief, manipulator but is not too bright! So all I have to do is remind him again where he is spending eternity…HELL, HOT, HOT HELL!
So everyone who follows Debbi’s Blog…pray, pray, pray and be sure to use The Name of Jesus! satan can’t stand that name, he can’t stand prayers and he runs as fast as his short legs will take him, as far away as he can! See satan likes pride but hates integrity!
Have a Wondrous Blessed Day!
Love and Blessings, ~Judy♡~
“How old are you?” Do you ever get that question? What does age mean to you? Our society is consumed with age and their idea of age! There are more plastic surgeries in these times than ever! Have you ever considered why they call it ‘plastic’ surgery? 🙂
What is ‘age’ anyway? When you reach a certain age, people look at you differently! That certain age is ‘retirement age’, ‘senior citizen age’, etc. Have you ever wondered what the term elderly refers too? You may see on a sign on the highway or on the news where an elderly person is missing! What does this mean, what do they consider elderly? Now here is a definition of old age:
“Old age (also referred to as one’s eld) consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include seniors (American usage), senior citizens (British and American usage) and the elderly. Old people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults. The boundary between middle age and old age cannot be defined exactly because it does not have the same meaning in all societies. People can be considered old because of certain changes in their activities or social roles. Examples: people may be considered old when they become grandparents, or when they begin to do less or different work—retirement.” Now isn’t this interesting? 🙂
Okay, I am a MiMi (grandmother) of 5 wonderful Granddarlings! I no longer have to work in ‘Corporate America’, Thank God, and I love and enjoy life to it’s fullest! I have not been to a doctor in 20+ years; I take no medicine…not even aspirin..get no ‘flu vaccinations, and don’t get sick! I walk and live in DIVINE HEALTH!
I learned a long time ago that Jesus took on Himself all of my sicknesses, diseases, infirmities and sins when He went to the cross! I also learned that stress and worry are not from God but from satan! Worry and stress, which is brought about by worry, can and do bring on all kinds of sickness and disease! Jesus took on my sickness so why would I want to take it back? I once was a worrier…about everything including being ‘too happy’! Then I learned that God is my Source for every need, desire and want…not man and certainly not me! I learned to TRUST Him with everything in my life and I have found total peace, happiness, joy and fulfillment! I love life and living it 100%!
Now, back to ‘age’! We are a spirit that lives in a housing called a body! Your spirit (the real you) does not age…it matures, not ages! Your body, the housing, is what ages, wrinkles, shrivels and dries up. If you feed your body with nutritious foods, keep it hydrated with plenty of water and keep it strong and agile with plenty of movement, you will slow down the ‘aging’ process of your body! Have you ever felt like you were no older than 20 or 21, only to look in the mirror and be shocked? 🙂 Well, this is because the real you, your spirit is young…mature (hopefully) but young! Ever heard the saying, ‘you’re only as old as you feel’? Well, that is true! Fortunately, I come from a family of young feeling, acting, living people! I remember my Nana at the age of 90 looking in the mirror and saying, ‘good gosh!’ When I asked her what was wrong she said ‘look at all those wrinkles’! She was 90 years young and had less wrinkles than most people at 70! 🙂 If you listen to the ‘world’ it will make you ‘old’! Listen to your spirit, the real you, enjoy life…every minute of it…and most importantly get to know God intimately and learn to TRUST Him with every thing in your life! He knows your needs before you do and He loves you unconditionally! Happy long healthy life to all of you! ♡
Love and Blessings, ~Judy♡~
Fear…that is a mighty big word for just 4 letters! What do you think of when you hear that word? Afraid? Scared? Anxious? The list can go on and on! Well, in the Bible, God’s own Word, it says to fear the Lord. Now were you ever told or taught to ‘fear’ God because He punishes, ‘takes away’ loved ones or brings bad things upon us if we don’t obey Him?
Let’s look at the word ‘fear’! The definition of fear as we know it is: “An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” Ex. ‘the fear that something bad is going to happen’! Well, the ‘fear’ in the Bible means “reverence, awe”. In other words to have a great reverence, awe for God…to respect, worship Him! (jv translation)
God is not the creator of fear…no *satan is! satan knows all the scriptures and takes them, turns them around and distorts them! He is the father of fear! Fear is actually perverted faith in the devil! You have fear of a snake biting you and killing you! You have faith a snake will bit you and kill you! God is love, peace, goodness, faithfulness, mercy and grace! He never ‘takes‘ a loved one, He receives them into His open arms; He never punishes you by bringing anything bad against you! He can’t…He is nothing but good, unconditional love! satan is a liar, thief, manipulator, murder and he comes to steal, kill and destroy!
God is our Father, our Creator, our Daddy! He loves us unconditionally and only wants everything good for us! He protects us; He blesses us; He provides for us and He heals us…physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally! All we have to do is ASK HIM, LOVE HIM. BELIEVE IN HIM and TRUST HIM!
So the next time ‘fear’ tries to come upon you, all you have to do is say, “satan, you are not my daddy and you have to place in my life! I know who’s child I am and IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I command you to take your hands off of me, my family, my friends, situations in our lives and GET OUT!” All you have to do is say JESUS because he flees immediately. You see he knows that he has already been defeated by Jesus and he is afraid!
So ‘fear not’! Walk in faith, love, believing and not doubting and trusting your Daddy who created you in His own image!
*I never capitalize satan because he doesn’t deserve it! he is under our feet! 🙂
Love and Blessings,