Monday, June 30, 2014

BY HIS SPIRIT...


YES!  I RELY UPON HIM.
HE'S ALL THAT COUNTS, FOREVER AND EVER.

EVERY DAY BEFORE THAT TIME IN PARIS [SEPTEMBER 21, 1999] AND AFTER THAT TIME, I HAVE BEEN BURIED IN THE PROPHETIC BOOKS AND HOW THE PROPHETS WERE SEEING THE LORD AND HEARING HIS NAME AND SPREADING HIM AROUND AND ABOUT.  IN OUR PRESENT-DAY WORLD, I'VE OFTEN THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS A "JEREMIAH" FAMILY MEMBER.  WE STRUGGLE THE SAME WAY, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, RE: HOW THE PEOPLE PERCEIVE THAT HE IS LYING AND HIS WORDS AREN'T CONNECTED TO THE LORD.  READING THE PROPHETIC WORDS ALWAYS GRABS ME AND ZECHARIAH IS ALSO ONE OF MY FAVORITES. 

[BTW, I WOULD LOVE TO PREACH AND TEACH RE: THE PROPHETIC SITUATIONS THEN AND NOW, BUT MY AGE ISSUES AND SOCIAL SITUATIONS AND OTHER THINGS WON'T LET THAT DOOR OPEN.  SO I READ THE BOOKS, AND TURN THE SIGNIFICANT SITUATIONS TO THE LORD.  TRUSTING HIM IS ALL I CAN DO, FOREVER AND EVER.]


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SUNDAY STILLNESS

Sunday, June 29, 2014

LISTEN... BE WISE!!


I TRY, DAY-BY-DAY, TO LISTEN TO
 AND READ, AND THINK ABOUT, 
THE WORD OF THE LORD...
AND HIS KINDNESS!!!



SUNDAY STILLNESS

 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

SO GRATEFUL FOR HIM!!



 I'm filled with gratefulness for how the Lord protected me and broke into my life from ages18 to 20,  after nearly 2 years of significant sinfulness. The majority of it was in Seattle...and 1-1/2 years later He shifted  me to Tacoma, only 25 miles away.  I had lost my Seattle jobs, had no apartment, and could move into my parents' home in Tacoma. During those 2 years, mostly in Seattle, when dealing with suicidal depression, and extreme anger, and violence, He significantly turned it around.

I'm very grateful, believe me! 


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SUNDAY STILLNESS

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

GENERATION TO GENERATION


A GROUP OF MY DEAR BHUTANESE  WERE BAPTIZED 3 YEARS AGO AT A LAKE...AND, ON THAT MEMORIAL SUNDAY WEEKEND, IT WAS NOT WARM.  BUT IT WAS A HUGE BLESSING TO SEE THEM SO PLEASED 
TO HAVE COME TO THE LORD OFFICIALLY 
THROUGH THE BAPTISM.  AND IT TRULY WAS
 A GENERATION TO GENERATION.
[AND -- OH, YES -- DAVE AND I LOVE THEM!!]

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HEIGHTS OF HEAVEN.


MAKES ME SMILE AND REJOICE WHEN 
I  HAPPEN TO BE ABOVE  THE
NORMAL CLOUDS AND LOOKING TO THE
HIGHER CLOUDS,
AND KNOWING HE "LIVES" THERE.

Monday, June 23, 2014

FIRST RESPONDER... SAD AS USUAL


Just a standard photo to share, over and over again.

Did it again.  Today.  Brokenhearted again.  Fewer official murders so far this year, but it happens around and about, again and again.  Next month it will be my 6th year "anniversary" of doing this God-job.  Yes, it's sorrowful, but, yes, it's one of my strongest ministry issues.  Won't stop til there ain't no way I can physically get around and about.

This was a bit different.  He had no family there. None of the neighbors that seemed to be very nearby, didn't enter our group.  One fellow, Steve, that did come, had been his friend for years and was connected to the church of one of our F.R. pastor leaders, so came.  

While we were beginning to share info and pray, I glanced a couple houses down the street and saw a guy standing on the driveway, but a tree didn't make him extremely clear.  I decided I would go over and meet him and explain to him what we were doing.

His name is Johnny and he was very nice.  And very heartbroken, and would not go to our group, partly because he was afraid of what he would do in front of everyone, and I assume he would be crying.  He did say we could pray for him, but he wouldn't be there.  

So this is what he told me.  Last Saturday night, while his friend, across the street, near midnight, was stepping to his door, and two cars were driving around and shooting at each other.  Consequentially, Eugene was shot.  Johnny, hearing the shots, and heading out of his house, saw Eugene hit the ground.  In spite of the cars, one of which had shot HIS car [I saw where the bullet went in], he called the police, ran across the street, and held Eugene, trying to keep him talking.  Eugene died as getting to the hospital.

Eugene was a Christian.  He is in heaven.  Johnny and Eugene had been friends for 35 years, since Johnny was 10 years old, Eugene was 16.  How unusual is that?  Johnny was willing to be prayed for, but he said he doesn't go to church.

Much prayer was done for the neighborhood, for any possible family of Eugene's, and prayed over and over that the enemy can be defeated.  That's a significant goal that we focus on.  That general portion of town is the most dangerous, and has been since this city was "created" about 160 years ago.  With my spiritually historic job I do, I can point out many of the locations to be more careful for those who live there or work there.

Now, I'm home.  Now at rest.  But my heart is big on Johnny.  Eugene is in heaven; Johnny needs to prep more significantly to get there.  

One of my serious God-jobs, whether hot or cold outside.  But there.


SUNDAY STILLNESS


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WATERS COVER THE SEA...


I'M AN EXTREMELY GRATEFUL LADY!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

HE BLESSES THE TREES


ONE OF MY FAVORITE VERSES
FOR YEARS AND YEARS
I COULDN'T FIND PHOTOS THAT WOULD FIT WELL.
BUT I CHOSE THIS ONE.
PHOTO AIN'T PERFECT, BUT THE WORD IS.

[AND, VERY UNUSUALLY, WE TODAY HAVE SIGNIFICANT BRANCHES OFF OUR LARGE TREE THAT IS IN OUR SMALL FRONT YARD.  SO THE LORD IS PERFECT, BUT WITH STORMS, AS I OFTEN SAY, "LIFE GETS COMPLICATED." AT LEAST THEY DIDN'T HIT THE ROOF HARDLY AND RUIN  OUR HOUSE.  THE WORST STORM CONSEQUENCES IN YEARS RE: THE BRANCHES FALLING.]

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday

Friday, June 20, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

THE ANNIE PROJECT

This is Part Three of my "The Annie Project" book that is being officially published.  In this whole book, some pieces are fictionalized... connecting people to understand the Lord in tough situations, and being loved, respected, and protected ... and some are filled with family and friends reality issues.

This next one actually did.  Cary [the lady who is "me"] is preparing to head for Soroti, Uganda, when the LRA had invaded that portion of the area.  That was reality, and the discussion with Cary's family was sometimes real and sometimes fictional.  Not too boring.  And I'm going to put it on.  However, the piece that my granddaughter, Makayla, whose middle name is Danielle and is what she's known for in the book, was a "heading out" gift. And, 10-1/2 years later, I still have it.  I never forget it.  One other small piece of reality is that it fell off my wrist in Soroti while I was walking down the main street.  I didn't even notice right away.  But people sitting by the shops, hollered at me. Instead of grabbing it themselves, giving it to kids, etc., they made sure it was for me.  THAT was a God-gift.  So here's the cute grand-girl story portion.  And, very shortly after, Cary heads out to Uganda.  [OH, and BTW, all the family members have their middle names.]

===========================
CHAPTER 10

.....Cary said, “OK, kids.  Is there anything you want to know?”

Reid asked, “Will you be safe?  I heard mom and dad talking and mom was worried about some soldiers fighting where you’re going.”

Cary saw Sue and Lee glance at each other with an “oops” look on their faces.  Cary took a few seconds to think before she answered.  It would have been so easy to simply tell Reid that God would take care of her and not to worry, but she knew she needed to be honest.

“That’s a good question, Reid.  I’m going to be in a pretty safe place.  I’m going to the town that the refugees ran to for protection.  The rebels are in the general area around the town, but they don’t want to be caught, so they won’t usually be coming in.  Above it all, I believe God is asking me to go there and I believe that I am his child and that what happens after that is his responsibility.  That doesn’t mean I don’t have to be careful and listen to advice from the people over there who know what’s going on.  I really, really do believe I’ll be fine, or I’d be a whole lot more nervous about going than I am.”


Danielle raised her hand.  Cary smiled.  “You’re not in school, Honey.  What do you want to say.”

“How many days will you be gone?”

“I’m not absolutely sure.  My plane ticket has me returning March twenty-fourth, so that will put it right at sixty-two days.”

Noel wailed dramatically, “Sixty-two days!?  You’ll be gone for sixty-two days?”  Then she fell backwards onto the floor.  Danielle giggled at Noel’s antics.  Cary and the rest of the family laughed, too.”

After a few more questions, it was obvious the kids were ready to go play.  “I’ll be heading home in a few minutes,” Cary said.  “Come give me kisses and hugs.”

Reid hugged Cary and said nonchalantly, “‘Bye, Grandma.”  Following their personal ritual, Cary asked, “What do you know?”  “You love me.”  Cary continued, “And what else?”  “You pray for me all the time.”  “That’s right, sweetheart. And don’t you forget it!”

Danielle hugged Cary and said, “I made something for you.”  She put her hand in her pocket and took out a purple plastic friendship bracelet she had made.  She had put letters that spelled “Grandma” in the center.  “I made it purple because that’s your fav’rite color.”

“Thank you, Honey.  I’ll wear it the whole time I’m gone and think of you every time I look at it.”






SUNDAY STILLNESS

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PEACE FROM MOUNTAINS AND HILLS.


TRUSTING HIM THROUGH THE CREATION
 AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS
IS ALL THAT COUNTS FOREVER.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

AIN'T PERFECT!!!



TRUISM HITS AGAIN.
WHEN I DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN,
I TRULY BELIEVE MY PERFECTIONISM
WILL FINALLY BE TRULY IN PLACE.

[I CAN HARDLY WAIT!] 



SUNDAY STILLNESS

 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A GOD GIFT TO ME...AND BLESSING OTHERS

DURING MARCH, 2012, IT WAS A REAL GOD-GIFT TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE MY BHUTANESE FRIENDS FROM OMAHA TO ST. LOUIS SO SEVERAL OF THEM COULD VISIT THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO HAD BEEN THERE SINCE THEIR ARRIVAL FROM NEPAL.  IT HAD BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE THEY HAD SEEN EACH OTHER. 
THEY LAUGHED, THEY CRIED.  
THEY ALL GREATLY APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT I WAS ABLE TO CONNECT THEM, GIVE THEM A DAY TO VISIT, 
AND TAKE THE OMAHA FAMILY HOME.

FOR THEM IT WAS A GOD-GIFT.  FOR ME IT WAS A HUGE GOD-GIFT, BECAUSE MY WORLD HAD CHANGED OVER AND OVER AGAIN SINCE I HAD BEEN A TOUGH COOKIE AS A KID AND A YOUNG PERSON.   EVEN AFTER HE BROKE INTO MY LIFE IT TOOK SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO FOCUS ON HIM REGULARLY.

NOW HE HAS BLESSED ME BIG TIME AND HAS LET ME BE A BLESSING.  THAT IS A BLESSING, TOO. 
 I'M A VERY GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATIVE LADY.


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SUNDAY STILLNESS

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

YES, I WILL PRAISE HIM...


APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS AGO, I UNDERLINED AND PUT THE DATE AS MAY, 1984, IN MY BIBLE.  AT THAT TIME, FOR SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE AND AFTER MAY, I WAS IN A VERY SAD-FILLED PORTION OF LIFE.  I AGREED WITH THE WORD THAT I WOULD FOCUS ON HIS GLORIES AND GRACE AND NOT ACCUSE OR REFUSE HIM IN ANY WAY.
HE TRULY IS ALL THAT COUNTS ON ME
 FOREVER AND EVER.

[YES, I LOVE MANY PEOPLE; YES, I ENJOY THEM IN MY LIFE.  
BUT MY LORD IS THE ONE I WILL LOVE AND ENJOY FOREVER. 
I TRULY LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITH HIM.]



SUNDAY STILLNESS



Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HE CREATED EVERYTHING...


HE DIDN'T CREATE JUST US,
BUT EVERYTHING.
AND, SOMETIMES CHARACTERS,
JUST LIKE US,
SERVE HIM STRONGLY OR SIN  INTENSELY.

WANT TO, NEED TO FOCUS, MOMENT-BY-MOMENT,
ON OUR CREATOR.

Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

DARKNESS CANNOT HIDE!!


IS THIS NORMAL?  NO.  BUT THE DARKNESS AND THE MOON BOTH JUST MADE ME SMILE WHEN I SAW THIS WORD AND PUT IT IN THIS WORLD.   

[THIS AIN'T PERFECT, BUT WANTED TO SHARE IT IN 
A GOOD "GOD" WAY, WITH HIM OVER THE MOON.]

Monday, June 9, 2014

THE EYES OF THE LORD...


AGAIN, WHAT I CAN COUNT ON FOREVER.
OUR DEAR LORD IS IN TOUCH
OVER OUR HEARTS AND OUR MINDS,
BOTH HERE AND ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

HE WATCHES EVIL AND GOOD. HALLELUJAH!!!


NO CITY, NO STATE, NO NATION
WILL HE NOT WATCH.
THAT'S WHAT I COUNT ON FOREVER.

Friday, June 6, 2014

EVERYTHING FOR CHRIST, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE


DID I LOOK GORGEOUS?  
NO!!
BUT DID I TEACH SPIRITUAL MAPPING AND WARFARE TO PEOPLE WHO TRULY UNDERSTOOD AND
 ACCEPTED THE NEEDS?
ABSOLUTELY, YES!

LOVED TEACHING IT THEN, MISS DOING IT NOW.


Sandra Heska King - Still Saturday