Posted in Updates

Update Nov. 4, 2019

Just a quick update!

This is Angela and I am going to be posting all my journal entries from the past several years. It is my hope that you will see growth and revelation from the Lord along the way in these journal entries. I pray the Lord uses them for His glory. I feel led at this time to go ahead and do this. I was holding back for a while as we were going through, but I feel like now is the time to share these intimate thoughts with those whose lives may be touched.

At this time, Jerry has been working as a mobile mechanic in the area surrounding Birmingham, Alabama. We formed an LLC in March of 2019 but quickly realized that due to the mobile nature of his business, we did not have to have all the licensing and other overhead that mechanic shops have to have. So, he has been working and answering the calls we get from online ads and word of mouth. Business has been pretty good as the Lord has been sustaining us. It is truly a walk in faith because we rely on calls to come in for work to be done. Also, the weather can affect our income as well as anything else like our own car troubles. We must rely on the Lord to meet all of our needs and He always has. Sometimes it seems like He is going to be late, but He never is. Things do not always turn out like we thought they would, but usually they turn out better.

I write this update as we are facing some troubling times. Our washing machine motor quit spinning, our transmission went out on our Jeep, the weather has interrupted our income, we are late on some bills, and we are both starting to work on Bachelor degrees as full-time students, again. I praise the Lord because we have seen these kinds of times before and God always gets us through and He always has a great plan in mind when we see we are facing trouble. We walk by faith in Him and not by sight of what we see where we could give up if we did not walk by faith in Him. God saves those He loves from all their troubles! So I praise His holy name! And I will press on to tell others of His goodness, love, and sovereignty.

Have a blessed day!

Angela

Posted in Poetry

Why?

Why

Why is it so easy to forget

All the good

And so easily revert

To the person we regret

Why?

 

Why when we try

So hard to get it right

Something still goes wrong

And we start singing

That same old song

Why?

 

Why can’t we so easily

Push on and remember

All the good

Even through the misunderstood

And stand strong

As easily and readily

As we seem to forget

And regret

Why?

Posted in Updates

Exciting News for 2fools4Christ

Our Lord has really been making things happen. He is always at work whether we see it or not. We can believe that He is perfecting all there is concerning us and take great peace in knowing that He is all He says He is! (Psalms 138:8 and Philippians 1:6)

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We have not given an update in quite a while. There have been a lot of things happening!

We were able to take in my great-nephew almost a year and a half, ago. He just turned 2 years old and is doing very well. His parents are also doing well, both are in long-term, residential recovery programs.

I have been doing a lot of volunteer work with various ministries and individuals with publications and marketing, as well as serving on a team with Kairos Outside of North Alabama. About a year ago, I began helping others to publish their books with KDP, where they could sell them on amazon.com and tons of other distributions as e-books and paperbacks. I self-published my own books, too. I felt led to start a business called PS95 PRESS to be able to help bring income into our house so we can be more of a blessing to others, get out of debt eventually, and get a bigger house. Everything has not come full circle just yet, but I am trusting in God’s timing and His love to lead us onward and upward for His glory.

Jerry has been self-employed for the past couple of years doing landscaping and working as a mobile mechanic. As his faith and confidence in the Lord are growing, he has been working more for himself as a mobile mechanic instead of being contracted as a landscape laborer. He does love to work outside and do landscaping, but he loves to work on cars and help other people more. He finally has been focused on the mobile mechanic business in the past few months and has seen a big increase in repeat and new customers. We both know that it is all because of our Lord and His hand on our lives. We could do nothing without Him but with Him we can do all He has called us to do. He sends customers and business just at the right times and He sends customers who need us as well as those who are a blessing to us. Sometimes Jerry gives people a big break just because he knows they need it. Other times, people pay him above what he asks, and you know that is God’s favor! I am also grateful to see that even though there have been a few that have tried to take advantage, that God reminds us that He rewards us for our labor, and we have been at peace and have been provided for, even when some have not paid. I am thankful to not speak ill of them or seek any revenge, but to have the Lord’s peace in these times and His heart of love is an indescribable joy that cannot be explained. Like I said, most of the time, we are blessed and are able to be a blessing and even when it may not seem like it every once in a while, we can go by what we know and not what we see in that moment.

Most of all, I want to tell you that God is faithful and He has been continually working in us to grow our faith and mold us more into His character. Of course we make mistakes every day, but I thank the Lord that instead of beating us down, He lifts us up by forgiving us, and teaching us. I have learned to seek His face early, every morning, over the past few years. He never fails to encourage me and to remind me of His love. He reminds me to tell the enemy to shut up and be silent because he has no power over me. The Lord gently reminds me to use soft words during the day and trust Him. When I blow it and yell at the kids or get frustrated, He is so sweet to remind me that He does not treat me that way and then He gives me another chance to learn and practice His will. He reminds me that I don’t have to be frustrated because I know that He is going to work all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. He reminds me of all the times that I messed up, but He made it right. He reminds me of the times when I thought all was lost, but He made a way and showed me the way. His faithfulness is on full display in my life. No, I am not always faithful even though I want to be and wish that I was with all that I am. But, His faithfulness can be seen because He is the one who sustains us. We would not be here, still today, married and happy with three beautiful, intelligent, smiling children if it were not for Jesus!

The books I have helped to publish are:

Mary Priddy, My Redeeming Mess

Dr. Louise Leigh, PhD, Heart Bridge

Lloyd Renaud, Renaud’s Kingdom of Reality

Angela Dingler, From Affliction and Refinement to Fulfillment: Inside My Process

and The Lost and Found Merry-Go-Round, Poems

A couple of the websites that I have helped and set up are: dazedandroastedcoffee.org

and projectamericanlife.com

I have also helped the Offender Alumni Organization with fundraising, print and promotional items, as well as social media graphics. Visit them on Facebook @OffenderAlumniAssociation

Always, to God our Father be all the glory through Jesus Christ His Son, our Lord and Savior and in the power of His Holy Spirit and Love!

Posted in Uncategorized, Warnings

GMO Foods Are a Problem

Why are children and even so many adults suffering from so many ailments, health conditions, cancers, etc?
I was asking the Lord about this recently. I have been pondering the difference between the average health of people today versus when I was growing up. I have been wondering what is the bid difference? I am going to be 48 years old soon and I realize that many young people have no idea how much things have changed in such a short time…
 
The health problems so many see today are NOT normal! I have seen different theories being put forth about what is going on in our people and with their health. There is a lot that is going on and a lot of it is not right! But what the Lord woke me up with this morning and caused me to do a little research about is that WE HAVE ALLOWED OUR FOOD SUPPLY TO BE GENETICALLY ALTERED. We as a people in this country have misplaced our trust and put it in the government and corporations that have become too corrupt with greed and total lack of regard for what happens to those they harm.
 
It will take a miracle to get us back on track. We need to reclaim the government and get much of the government out of the “businesses” they are in. Our health should not be risked by trying out foods that are altered genetically so that big companies can profit off of us as guinea pigs. Studies already show that these foods cause major problems in animals. I will post a link to just one article that will blow you away if you take the time to read it.
 
For convenience and vanity and pride, we have bought and eaten what has been marketed and sold to us without regard for how God created us and how He perfectly engineered our bodies and the food supply to work together for our good. In ignorance and foolishness we have trusted our government, the FDA, and the big corporations to not allow us to be fed things that would harm us. And yet, there is 85 % of the corn in the US and 70-90% of the processed foods in our stores that are genetically modified. How did we get here? By not being concerned about these foods that are available and marketed to us because we trusted the wrong ones to be over what we eat….
 
I get it! I am one of those who have not cared and I have just been living my life the best I knew how for most of it. And I really wasn’t doing a good job. But I thank God that He is waking me up to what is really going on around me.
 
I hope to change the way that my family and I eat and to care more about who is making decisions regarding these types of issues. We are a government that is supposed to be by the people and for the people, but we have allowed people to be in places of power who really have NO REGARD for the people of this country – they only care about their own personal gains. And I am not talking about any one person!!! I am talking about both parties, and most politicians. A politician, to me, a this point, is someone who seeks to rule over others and to gain power and money for an easy life and that does not care about the common good, really. They also do not want to follow the same rules they wish to force on others. For me, I would rather any non-politician to gain office in any area of government than any career or self-claimed politician. And our food supply is just one of the reasons that I say this…
 
Here is a link to just one article that I found that supports what I am saying.
 
 
The article is on soapboxie.com and I feel like have been on my soap box in this post. But the Lord woke me up with this heavily on my heart at 4 a.m. and I know He wanted me to write about it. If you have a child suffering from some strange ailment or unusual condition, please consider changing your diet to include non-GMO foods. The Lord showed me that there is a direct relationship between childhood conditions and these foods that have been so altered from their natural state.
 
Also, He did reveal to me that we are just like Jesus spoke of when He spoke about how it will be at the end of the times. He compared the days to those of Noah where the people had no idea that the flood was coming and they were eating and drinking and marrying – not knowing that the flood was on it’s way. They were completely ignorant of what was going on – even though Noah warned them. So, I know, many may not hear this. But I pray that if you have ears to hear that you take steps to change your diet, help force these companies out of business by refusing to buy their products, increase the demand for real and natural food by demanding their availability, and PRAY for our country and for leaders of great conscience who serve us well for the common good!
 
God bless you in the name of Jesus!
Posted in exhortation, Uncategorized, Warnings

Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees

Prophetic word, exhortation:
“Beware the yeast of the Pharisees”
This has been on my heart for several days and I know the Lord wants me to share this with anyone who has an ear to hear….
Let us make every effort to go before the Lord and examine our hearts with His help to see if there is any sign of “yeast of the Pharisees” in us or in our churches. Let us make every effort to repent and to enter into the kingdom of God and His grace and LOVE.
Luke 12:1b Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be[a] on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”
 
What we say we believe when we are at church and what we say in our hearts or around others who do not profess to follow Christ is heard by our Lord. He knows! What are the secret motivations of your heart? Are they out of love and faith in God – or fear, pride, selfishness, complacency…?
 
What is the yeast of the Pharisees and the hypocrisy that Jesus was warning about? Here is what Jesus said to them:
39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
 
42 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
 
43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.
 
44 “Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which people walk over without knowing it.”
 
45 One of the experts in the law answered him, “Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also.”
 
46 Jesus replied, “And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.
(Luke 11:39-46)
 
46 “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. 47 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
(Luke 20:46-47)
 
This is strictly between the Lord and the individual. Pray:
 
Father, send Your Holy Spirit to flood my being and help me to look deeply within and with Your help ask: “Do I have any self-righteousness at work in my heart? Do I have any motives that are not pure? Are there things that I am doing that are not based on trust in You (faith)?. Am I doing anything that is not motivated by love? Do I really know You as much as You want me to Lord?”
and:
“Lord Jesus, I repent for _______________ and I renounce that ________________________. I choose to surrender and submit to Your love and authority in that area of my life. I thank You for forgiveness and that You are faithful to cleanse me of all unrighteousness when I confess my sins to You. I thank You that the enemy of my soul is defeated and You have given me victory over sin and the curse of sin and death. I thank You that You will lead and teach me. I love you Lord and I thank You for freedom in this area of my life.”
Worship:
Here is a link to “Heart of Worship” with lyrics on YouTube. This is a great song to complete and expand this time of seeking the Lord and His help to cleanse your heart from anything that would displease Him or disqualify you from His grace…