THIS IS DEDICATED TO THE LEGEND CARMAN (CHRISTIAN SINGER)

Posted February 17, 2021 by JACKIE
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JOHN 8:12

WHEN JESUS SPOKE AGAIN TO THE PEOPLE, HE SAID, “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. WHOEVER FOLLOWS ME WILL NEVER WALK IN DARKNESS, BUT WILL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE.”

Hi all, bet you didn’t expect me back this soon again, hehehehe, see I told you I was going to try to be better and get on more.

I will admit though, it’s a lot easier to make little Vlogs than it is to make blogs, so like I said before, now that I found a new and much better system I’ll be making a lot more appearances on this site.

If you watched the Vlog already you know why I’m here, I’m on here to talk about one of the greatest Christian singers of my time, that persons name is Carman Domenic Licciardello, he was mostly known as just Carman though, that was his “stage name”. He died on February 16th and when I heard about his passing I was so sad and I knew I needed to do something to honor him on my page, he was just way to big a part of my life not to.

He is the one who introduced me to not only great, creative Christian music but also great worship music, my love for music started with this guy. I remember there, were 2 artist my dad introduced me to when I was younger, one was Rebecca St. James and the other was Carman, I loved both these artist but there was something that just pulled me to Carman, I bought every album he ever created from 1986 to today and some I played so much I burned them out lol. I met him multiple times, I met him so many times that he actually started to recognize me lol, but the first time I met him was probably my most memorable. I was at a CD/book store (for those who don’t know what a CD is, it’s a little round disc that plays music LOL) anyways I was at this store waiting in line to get his autograph but there were sooo many people that we actually started to think maybe we should leave because at that time I was even more fragile than I am today and so we were scared with how crowded it was getting and how small the store was that I might get bumped into and if that happened it could be severely damaging for me, like having to be hospitalized. Well just as we were thinking about leaving his manager and him seen me waiting in line and I think they could tell my mom and grandma were a little nervous about me being in that crowd so his manager comes up to us and says excuse me are you waiting to meet Carman? We said we were and he said follow me and he takes us to this back room where Carman was sitting there in his little blue suite looking all jazzy and cool, and my grandmother started drooling all over the poor guy LOL, but I have to say that was one of the most memorable moments I ever had with a Christian artist. He just sat and talked with us and took pictures, and gave us posters and it was just so awesome and such a special experience especially at that time, because back than Christians and especially churches didn’t really do much to help or encourage the disabled and so that moment was huge for me because it was the first time a Christian actually took time to make me feel special and most importantly accepted me and my family for who we were. He didn’t try to pray the disease out of me or quote every healing scripture but he just loved on me and my family and at that time that was soo needed and to be honest I only experienced that type of thing one other time and that was when I met the Shocklee’s. I know I bring them up a lot but this is partly why, because it is so rare to be seen in the Christian community as a average human being, sadly most just focus on wanting to “fix us” or excuse me I mean “heal us” lol 😂 not many people know this but right before Carman got cancer, literally I mean like 2 days before, he was supposed to meet me online and allow me to interview him on this site, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO blog. I had reached out to him about a week before his diagnosis and he did respond and he told me he’d love to be a part of what I was doing and I was supposed to meet him on a few days later where I than was going to interview him, but 2 days before the interview I had heard about the diagnosis and so right away I contacted him and of course I told him how sorry I was and that I’d be praying, but I also told him to please not worry about the interview and to please just take care of himself, and at first he kept insisting he could try to still make it happen but I told him if anyone understood his position it was me and so I told him not to worry about it we would have another opportunity when he felt better, unfortunately that opportunity never came, and I figured it probably would never come to be honest but not because of a reason like this, I thought if I lost the opportunity it be because my health declined, it just goes to show you, no one knows their future. Carman blessed me so much over the years and my heart is very heavy and sad to know I’ll never see him in concert again in this world, but hopefully I will see him in heaven where we can both worship our king together Rest In Peace Carman, the world of Christian music will never be the same without you 🙏

I also just want to say a quick thank you to my Brother Jason Yafanaro, I don’t know if you noticed but the Microphone you see in the corner of my video, that Microphone was purchased by my brother Jason, he had seen me mention it on my social media pages and right away, I mean literally within like 2 minutes he went and purchased it for me and it arrived at my door exactly 24 hours later, gotta love Amazon baby LOL. So to my big brother thank you for blessing me, it has made the recording process so much easier. I am very blessed to have so many people who support me, trust me I know, I know there are not many people, especially disabled people whohave that, so I truly want to make sure I always show how appreciative I am towards everyone who not only blesses me, but supports me, so again thank you Jason and thank you to all those who continually support and encourage me daily 🙏

One last thing, I know I said this in the Vlog, but I just want to say, THANK YOU JESUS WE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 1ST ANNIVERSARY ON PATREON!!! WHOOP WHOOP 🙌 patreon is a website where you can help support creative people like myself, it’s basically a partnership. If you join mine you can join for as little as $5 a month, but also, depending on the dollar amount you choose and how long you choose to give for, you will receive little gifts from me, you could receive a THE-BOOK-OF-ROO magnet, or a OI CAN DO ALL THINGS wristband, or a Tote Bag, Pampering products from Perfectly Posh, Younique makeup, you also will be the first to receive my book before anyone else, so check it out, you won’t regret it, and if you can join, than please do so, it will help me tremendously, and remember you can join as little as $5 a month, so check it out in the link below 👇

Well everyone that was really all I had for today, I hope your having a blessed week/month and you will be hearing from me again soon. Again thank you for everything and remember Jesus Loves you and so do I 😘

Hey all don’t forget about my Patreon Campaign. A Patreon Campaign is basically a partnership. There’s different dollar amounts you can commit to giving. There’s one as low as $5.00 and what I like about this program is, it is not just about giving, it’s about giving and receiving. To all those who commit to giving. There are different prizes/gifts you all get in return for giving. For example: Anyone who commits to donating $50 a Month. I will send you a THE-BOOK-OF-ROO magnet, a OI CAN DO ALL THINGS wristband and I will give some Perfectly Posh Products. That’s just the $50 level reward but there’s some other great rewards on the site too plus anyone who joins no matter how much they commit to giving. They will automatically be among the first to receive my book. So check it out.  Patreon Page Click here

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I THINK THATS IT FOR TODAY. THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST. BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY. JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 😇 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER AS I SAID EARLIER, RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY. SO IF YOUR FEELING LED PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO. WE HAVE MANY OPTIONS NOW BUT THE EASIEST OPTION IS JUST TO CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM. PLEASE KNOW I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN NO MATTER IF ITS THROUGH THE PATREON PAGE, PO BOX OR PAYPAL. GOD BLESS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU. KEEP ON SHINING FOR CHRIST ❤️

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WHY ARE PEOPLE SO ANGRY? ROO your 2FT disabled ladies VLOG

Posted February 2, 2021 by JACKIE
Categories: MY LIFE AND WHO I AM, Uncategorized

1 JOHN 1:6

IF WE CLAIM TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND YET WALK IN THE DARKNESS, WE LIE AND DO NOT LIVE OUT THE TRUTH.

Hi all I’m back, I know so shocking to be hearing from me so soon after my last blog article LOL. there’s a reason for that though 🤪 I’m not here to write out this huge blog but I am here to say a little hello and also share a video with you all that I recorded last night.

Lately social media has just been spewing out anger and hatred especially from my fellow believers in Christ, so I wanted a chance to share somethings that have been laying on my heart, and also ask you all a big question, WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?

We’re supposed to be the light in the dark, we’re supposed to be taking care of the hurting not digging a grave for them! Lately I just been so disappointed in how everyone keeps attacking one another. It’s not the end of the world guys we’re not being “raptured”. Jesus said he’d come like a thief in the night, so trust me this moment is not it LOL. Could he be saying it’s time to get our crap together because the clock is ticking? Yes but that doesn’t mean he’s coming in seconds or hours, could he, is it in possible for that to happen? Of course not, that’s why he says we have to be ready at a moments notice, but being ready isn’t meaning to fight with the world, it means to focus on ourselves, take care of our hearts, our personal heart. We can be there to witness to others but we cannot force Christianity on anyone.

All we can do is be a light in the darkness, but truly be the light, don’t add to the darkness but drown it out with your light, with the light that shines in you. Walk out the love of christ, we’re not in war with the government or with man, but we’re in war with the enemy and the only way to beat that is by blinding him with the light that is in you.

I know this video I recorded is not going to be popular and I know I’m probably going to make a lot of enemies with this video, but please know I’m not your enemy and I respect you so I ask you respect me and even if you don’t agree with my opinion that’s ok, but please try to respect me and don’t come at me wanting to argue cause I’m not dealing with childish tantrums and will not feed into that behavior.

To those who watch this video enjoy, I pray you hear what I’m saying in this video and that you listen with your heart and not your emotions. I pray we have strength to get through the rest of these battles/debates with an understanding heart instead of hatred, we are not each other’s enemies we are brothers and sisters in Christ! You are my family so no matter what I love you all and will talk to you guys again soon.

P.S this is what I’m going to try to keep up with doing, even if I don’t have time to write out full blogs I will make and post videos/Vlogs on my YouTube channel and add a mini blog to go with the videos.

ENJOY THE VIDEO!!! 😍😍😍

Hey all don’t forget about my Patreon Campaign. A Patreon Campaign is basically a partnership. There’s different dollar amounts you can commit to giving. There’s one as low as $5.00 and what I like about this program is, it is not just about giving, it’s about giving and receiving. To all those who commit to giving. There are different prizes/gifts you all get in return for giving. For example: Anyone who commits to donating $50 a Month. I will send you a THE-BOOK-OF-ROO magnet, a OI CAN DO ALL THINGS wristband and I will give some Perfectly Posh Products. That’s just the $50 level reward but there’s some other great rewards on the site too plus anyone who joins no matter how much they commit to giving. They will automatically be among the first to receive my book. So check it out.  Patreon Page Click here

THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has options now! If you all are looking for a way to reach me on a more personal level, or maybe want to send a cash donation you can do that now. Please send any cards/Letters/Gifts to this PO Box. PO BOX: THE-BOOK-OF-ROO

4496 Mahoning Avenue #911 Youngstown, OH 44515

Please remember you can still also donate by clicking the donate button that is located at the bottom of this and all other articles located on THE-BOOK-OF-ROO.

I THINK THATS IT FOR TODAY. THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST. BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY. JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 😇 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER AS I SAID EARLIER, RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY. SO IF YOUR FEELING LED PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO. WE HAVE MANY OPTIONS NOW BUT THE EASIEST OPTION IS JUST TO CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM. PLEASE KNOW I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN NO MATTER IF ITS THROUGH THE PATREON PAGE, PO BOX OR PAYPAL. GOD BLESS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU. KEEP ON SHINING FOR CHRIST ❤️

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2020 HAS IT BEEN A BLESSING OR CURSE?

Posted December 24, 2020 by JACKIE
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MATTHEW 2:10

WHEN THEY SAW THE STAR, THEY WERE OVERJOYED.

Hi all, long time no see. I been writing just not for this website/ blog LOL, I been working my butt off for my book it should be out around May, if all goes the way I’m hoping than around May 6th . Even though I been busy focusing all my spare energy on my book I did want to get one blog article in before this new year started. Especially since it’s been such an incredibly crazy, insane but yet great year!

I know a lot of people are probably rolling their eyes as they read this because your all probably thinking one of two things. Number one, I’m either blind to the chaos and pain our world and country is enduring, or number two, that I’m being rude, thoughtless and disrespectful by seeming like I don’t care about what everyone’s endured this year, and if I’m right and you are thinking those things, I’d like to set the record straight right now and say you are WRONG! you couldn’t be any more wrong! The thing is, yes I do see everything that is happening, EVERYTHING! Not just the pain and darkness but I see everything, the full picture.

And the full picture is we are far more blessed than we realize. I know there is not one person in this world and especially our country (USA) who hasn’t gone through their own personal version of hell this year. I know we all have felt like we just woke up one day and our worlds just crashed down around us, I get it, I understand it.

I have gotten several letters, especially from woman begging me to pray for them because they have lost their husbands to covid or their sibling or parent. I’m getting messages from people begging me to pray because their loved ones are on ventilators and they can’t be with them, I’ve had people even tell me how heart broken they were to have to watch their loved ones take their last breathes over a stupid smart phone or tablet because they couldn’t physically be with them, which to me, someone who has physically been at deaths door. I don’t know if I could have ever handled that as well as these people have. All I did this year was pray that God held me and that I didn’t end up sick, because I did not want to end up in a position like that. One of the things besides God that has kept me going during times like that is the love and support I’ve had from my family and friends and the fact that they were all physically there and able to surround my bedside with love. Having their love and support and having them to lean on is what gives me peace and I believe God has kept me safe this year because he knew all that.

I have also had people begging me to pray for them because their losing their business/jobs, or homes and people are scared because they can’t even put food on the table to feed their family and especially kids. These are just some of the heart breaking stories people have sent me. People are hurting, I get it, I feel it, but the thing that hurts me most is seeing how angry our world has become, how we’re all wanting to fight one another, and that’s so, so sad because here’s a news flash for you all. BEING THAT ANGRY AND HATING EACH OTHER IS ONLY GOING TO MAKE OUR LIVES THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT! Every time I have posted any postings that were joyful or optimistic I have gotten slammed with hateful comments and messages, it was getting so bad that after awhile I just stopped giving my opinion because I knew if I fought back with these type of people than I’d be stooping to their level and I knew God created me to be better than that. So for awhile now I haven’t said much on my pages, I’ve just prayed and loved on people.

This past week I opened my Facebook and seen all kinds of posts about the “Bright Star” On December 21. So I started doing research on what this meant, basically the way I understood it, Saturn and Jupiter align into a beautiful “bright star”, and what’s more incredible is some people believe this is what happened and is the star that shined over Bethlehem and over the exact location that Jesus was born and this star was how the wisemen found Jesus. By the way this phenomenon hasn’t happened and hasn’t been visible in 800 years, 800 YEARS PEOPLE!

Not only that but I don’t know if you all noticed but there has been several rainbow sightings caught on camera this year, much more than I’ve ever seen, and they all have been so beautiful and picture perfect! So by now you might be saying: ok Jackie that’s all sweet but what is your point? What does all my pain and heartache have to do with stars and rainbows?

My answer is, it has EVERYTHING TO DO WITH IT! the star was in a way our guiding light and we all know rainbows are a sign from God. When Noah built his ark and God flooded the earth and destroyed everything after it was all said and done God promised Noah he’d never allow that to happen again and he showed him a rainbow and said that the rainbow would be our symbol from God that he will never let us endure a flood that big again, he will never let us drown,

It took 800 years for Saturn and Jupiter to align just perfectly enough for the bright star to appear, not only that but the weather also had to be just right for it to become visible for us to see it! Do you not comprehend how amazing that is yet? Do you think it was a coincidence that God allowed that to happen in 2020 of all years! Of all years he chose to have it be visible this year! I believe he purposely set that star to shine this year to give us hope, to prove to us that he’s there guiding us, his star is guiding us. He is walking with us, he is hurting with us.

I know I’m going to get people that will say, well why couldn’t he just take our pain away instead? why couldn’t he just take covid away, or why couldn’t he just save my loved ones, or save my job at least, I’d much rather have that than some star. To all those people, I get it, I get your frustration, I get your anger, I get it, I really and truly do, but some times faith isn’t easy. Relationships in general are not easy, we all have stuff to learn about our friendships, our partners, our loved ones and people forget Jesus is our partner too. He is our friend just like our natural “earthly” friends are our friends and so we still have things to learn and we don’t have all the answers with Christ just like we don’t have all the answers with our natural friends. Relationships are hard, trust me I know lol, and the reality is our relationship with Jesus can be just as hard.

As some of you may remember from reading previous blogs I have many stomach/digestive issues and over the past few years those issues have become more difficult, gradually these issues have basically taken over my social life. When this all first started it took a lot out of me to go out, but I would not accept that I had to give certain things up. I felt if I kept pushing than eventually I’d be fine. I had jesus and so all I had to do was keep fighting and magically it would all get better. I kept going back and fourth to my Doctors crying out to them, begging them to do something, than when I was I want to say around 31-32 maybe (I’m 34 now), I went to a doctors appointment and in a nice way my Doctor basically told me it was time to suck it up and accept what was happening and face that there was nothing more they could do at that time, of course I’m paraphrasing it all and of course he’d never speak to me that rudely, but in his nice, sweet “Doctor” way I knew that’s what he meant, and the second he said it I knew in my heart he was right because the Lord had already started showing me that. So I remember after the Doctor spoke to me I went home and just prayed for days and I begged the Lord to work on my heart and show me what was happening, I remember I told him, I don’t understand this, I know I’m not dying but yet I feel so awful that I also wasn’t able to fully live! And that was starting to make me very angry.

So I asked the Lord, Lord why are you keeping me alive just to basically rot, because that’s what I felt I’d be doing at that moment in time if I couldn’t actually do things and enjoy life, but than the Lord spoke to me and started showing me the most incredible lesson he’s ever taught me and that was to surrender!

Some times as Christians especially we think we’re not being strong “Christians” if we’re not continually fighting, but the thing Gods been teaching me is that some times just surrendering and accepting the battle around us is the way to win the war. I had to learn to accept that I couldn’t do the things I once could. If I’m able to leave my house once every 3-4 months that’s saying a lot, and yes in a way it still does hurt and can still be frustrating but also learning to accept that and not forcing myself to fight so much has been such a blessing and I think it’s actually given me more life than taken it. Because before I was fighting so much and pushing myself so hard that I think I was making my sickness worse, I think because I was continually trying to fight it, it was getting my body so run down that I couldn’t fight anymore and so it was making me go into these vomiting attacks more and more, to the point I was making myself so sick and running my body down so much that I was being rushed to the ER 2-3 times a week! Till finally I just said that’s it I had enough! Eventually I ended up having surgery to clean my stomach out a little bit, which I know some of you probably don’t understand what that means but that’s ok, not important to the story LOL. The point is I had surgery to help relieve some of the discomfort, did the surgery “cure” me? heck no, did it help a little bit? yes, but what really helped is me accepting that I had to stop fighting. I have kept myself out of the hospital for 2 years and I believe it is all because of the fact that I stopped pushing myself so much. Do I miss doing things, at times? yes, but honestly if it’s between doing stuff again and going back to putting myself through that trauma just so I could say I was “doing things”, it’s just not worth it to me anymore, instead I just learned to change my point of view. Find ways to feel like I’m “doing things” without leaving my house. It’s why I do Facebook lives, it’s why my mom and me sell jewelry to earn money for my book, it’s why I diamond paint, it’s why I met people in disabled groups and yes I’m careful on who I meet, but honestly I feel like I’m more fulfilled now and busier and have a better and bigger social life now than I ever did, I’m more content now than I ever was. So what I’m trying to say through my very long winded story, it’s that some times we have to just step out in faith and blindly walk with him and just trust!

Its funny because my best friend always tells me I have rose colored glasses on and I just need to take those off and realize the reality of the times were in and every time he says it I just laugh and he hates when I do that, but the things is the reason why I laugh is because, my what he calls “rose” colored glasses are my guiding light, they are what gives me peace, because it’s not that I’m wearing, what he calls “rose” colored glasses, but instead I’m wearing “love” glasses baby, and there is nothing better than that.

I will continue to be guided by love, his love hasn’t failed me yet so I will wait on my father, because I know he has a plan and a purpose and I know his ways are higher than mine. The JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND I PRAY IT IS YOUR STRENGTH TOO.

Ok all that’s it for today. Thanks for reading and please have a very blessed Christmas and New Years and please be safe,and remember to keep focusing on love, joy and faith because I promise you, that’s all you will need to get through this pandemic and Year…

One last thing, if you all could please be praying for my friend and fellow “OIER” (Osteogenesis Imperfecta friend). This friend of mines name is Michaela Davert and right now she’s going through one of the hardest battles she will probably ever go through. She’s having a spinal fusion, (I think that’s what it is called, I apologize if I’m wrong) but it’s a very intense and major surgery. This woman walked around with like 10+ nails, large nails sticking out of her head, it looked like a crown of thorns like what they stuck in Jesus head, she had these giant nails sticking in her head for over 3 months and that was the easy part of the process she says. The dangerous part is what she did today, so dangerous that there was a chance she could die on the table! She and us all are believing for a complete and perfect recovery process. We’re praying surgery goes perfectly. She believes she had to have this surgery to extend her life expectancy. Without the surgery she was losing lung capacity so she felt she had to have it to extend her Life, and she has many dreams and desires, she’s young yet and has so many things she desires to do with her life and I believe she will accomplish every one of her dreams as long as she keeps fighting and believing not only in herself, but also in the Doctors and most importantly in Christ. So please be praying for my friend because as she says, life is worth fighting for😁

Hey all don’t forget about my Patreon Campaign. A Patreon Campaign is basically a partnership. There’s different dollar amounts you can commit to giving. There’s one as low as $5.00 and what I like about this program is, it is not just about giving, it’s about giving and receiving. To all those who commit to giving. There are different prizes/gifts you all get in return for giving. For example: Anyone who commits to donating $50 a Month. I will send you a THE-BOOK-OF-ROO magnet, a OI CAN DO ALL THINGS wristband and I will give some Perfectly Posh Products. That’s just the $50 level reward but there’s some other great rewards on the site too plus anyone who joins no matter how much they commit to giving. They will automatically be among the first to receive my book. So check it out.  Patreon Page Click here

THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has options now! If you all are looking for a way to reach me on a more personal level, or maybe want to send a cash donation you can do that now. Please send any cards/Letters/Gifts to this PO Box. PO BOX: THE-BOOK-OF-ROO

4496 Mahoning Avenue #911 Youngstown, OH 44515

Please remember you can still also donate by clicking the donate button that is located at the bottom of this and all other articles located on THE-BOOK-OF-ROO.

I THINK THATS IT FOR TODAY. THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST. BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY. JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 😇 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER AS I SAID EARLIER, RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY. SO IF YOUR FEELING LED PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO. WE HAVE MANY OPTIONS NOW BUT THE EASIEST OPTION IS JUST TO CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM. PLEASE KNOW I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN NO MATTER IF ITS THROUGH THE PATREON PAGE, PO BOX OR PAYPAL. GOD BLESS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU. KEEP ON SHINING FOR CHRIST ❤️

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THE POWER THAT LIFE BRINGS

Posted April 20, 2019 by JACKIE
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The book of roo

Luke 21:34-36

BE CAREFUL, OR YOUR HEARTS WILL BE WEIGHED DOWN WITH CAROUSING, DRUNKENNESS AND THE ANXIETIES OF LIFE, AND THAT DAY WILL CLOSE ON YOU SUDDENLY LIKE A TRAP. FOR IT WILL COME ON ALL THOSE WHO LIVE ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH. BE ALWAYS ON THE WATCH, AND PRAY THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ESCAPE ALL THAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, AND THAT YOU  MAY BE ABLE TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN.”

Hi all, sorry it’s been so long since I’ve last written, I just been so busy I’ll be honest I just haven’t had much time to sit down and write for the blog because any writing I been doing has been for the book, but I do feel bad about leaving you all hanging for such long periods of time, so I’m thinking of starting a podcast and doing short little messages once a week. I am thinking for right now, till the book is done it might be my best way to still share my heart with you all and also still update you all about how I’m doing, and where I’m at in the book without having to sit down and actually write something out. I can just grab my microphone, say a few words like I’m grabbing my phone to call a friend and be done with it. When you have sat at a computer screen for hours at a time working on a book than the last thing you want to do is get back on at night and start writing all over again, just being honest lol. I love you all but that is a lot of writing lol, but like I said I also feel so bad for leaving you all hanging for 6-7 months at a time, so I’m thinking the podcast thing is the best way to go for me to still connect and keep my relationship with you all. I am not saying I’ll never write for the blog, I will still do articles here and there like I’m doing now, but I’m thinking a podcast could be something I could do more consistently. So there’s my thoughts on that, but you all tell me what do you think? Good idea or bad idea? now that we got that out of the way let’s move on lol.

I know you all are probably wondering how I’m doing health wise, well unfortunately I lost my winning streak of not having any hospital admissions 😢 as you all know, when I wrote you last I told you I had gone almost 2 years without being admitted into any hospitals, but I also told you I was not sure how much longer that roll would last because even though I hadn’t been in the hospital for an admission, it did not mean I wasn’t having medical complications, to read more about the complications I was having at that time just  click here but anyways like I said, because I was having those complications I knew there would be a hospital admission in my future some time soon, it’s not that I was being negative, it’s just when you been dealing with certain health issues for as long as I have, you come to know your body very well, and even though I have faith, that doesn’t mean I have blind folders on, like I’ve said in many of my articles, there is a difference between having faith and living in denial.

Turns out my suspicion of knowing I could end up in the hospital was spot on because Christmas night, yes you heard me right, CHRISTMAS NIGHT! I was sick literally all day on Christmas but I was still able to function and it was still controllable, than about 11:45ish at night, I had literally just gotten in bed, had only been in bed less than a hour, but when I got in bed I said ok let’s try to fight this just till morning so my Mom could at least get a nights rest, because she had been running around like a crazy person trying to put a nice Christmas together for us all, well like I said, thankfully I got through the actual Christmas without any real damage being done to Christmas. I will admit though, that day was one of the hardest days of my life, and I never fought something off as hard as I did that day. I was trying to make it one more day because I had a friend coming over the day after Christmas and he was traveling like an hour out of his way just to see me and we had literally been planning this visit for years, this person has been there for me whenever I’ve needed and truthfully I never had a friend stand by me the way this person has, so that visit was extremely important to me, so between trying to let my Mother rest and recover and me trying to fight to stay healthy to see my friend, it just all got to much for me, about 11 that night I called my friend practically crying telling him I had to cancel our visit, and what was worse about canceling these plans is, he does not live in the same state as me, he was only here to visit family for Christmas and see me, so I knew if I canceled I’d probably be losing the opportunity to spend time with him, But I also knew with how I felt I just had to cancel, because I didn’t want him driving 1-2 hours out of his way to see me and than me be laying on the floor puking on myself and being so sick I couldn’t speak, and I knew by how I felt already that there was a huge chance that would happen, so I called him all upset, of course he told me not to worry, just focus on my health and we will figure out how to meet up another day, he promised me that because he was going to be in Ohio (which is where I live) for another 2 weeks that he’d find a way for us to visit even if he had to visit me in the hospital, so I said ok fine I surrender, let’s cancel our visit for now. Literally I don’t even think it was 15 minutes after I talked to him that everything just came crashing down on me. I was still trying to fight it till morning so that my Mom could get some sleep, but by 11:45pm I knew I could no longer fight this on my own and I knew I was about to throw up, and being alone when feeling like I have to vomit can be very dangerous for someone like me, because I cannot sit-up so I could literally choke to death if someone isn’t with me, and I knew by how I was feeling that was going to happen, so I immediately grabbed my phone and called my Mom, of course I said I know this is the worst timing possible but I’m going to throw up, trust me it’s going to happen! At first I’m not sure she took me to seriously because for the past few months prior to this moment I had a lot of false alarms, so I think at first she assumed this was another false alarm, than she turned my light on and seen how grey I was, and knew it was real. She grabbed me put me in the living room and within 20 minutes I was violently throwing up, and sadly it was bile that I was throwing up, which meant there was no denying it, what I had been complaining about for over a year, I was right about, my intestines were getting cut off again and I was not digesting food properly. After a few hours my parents got me to the emergency room, which the emergency room was a whole mess in it self but I’ll explain that story in a future article or podcast, but after a few hours in the emergency room they got me stable. The reality is unfortunately I’m going to go through this from time to time, and every day since that day has been a massive struggle, my body is so exhausted and beat up right now I can’t even go anywhere, I’ve only left my house twice since Christmas and both times it took so much out of me that I was breaking in to tears just finding out I had to go somewhere, it’s not easy when you get to a point where you are so sick that you break down in to tears when finding out you have something as simple as dinner plans or sone kind of outing where you physically have to leave your house to go to it, it is especially not easy for someone like me who was so active and social. I love going places, which is why I still try to fight to go out, but when your so sick that your body physically won’t let you enjoy the things you once loved, that’s a huge pill to swallow, and in the beginning I had a lot of sleepless nights and even kept calling Doctors and begging them to do something, but I had to finally accept that right now there’s just nothing they can do, so I had to learn to make a new normal for myself, and keep reminding myself this isn’t going to be forever, it’s just a season.

Thats another reason I haven’t wrote a article because I just physically haven’t felt well enough to do one. Besides the scar tissue literally taking over my abdomen, I also have these pockets of fluid still that are also taking over, and between the both of those things my stomach pushes out so much that I cannot even turn on my side easily anymore, so it all has become very overwhelming, but at the same time it’s crazy because even though I’m trapped in my house and my body feels like crap, I have never felt closer to the Lord and have never felt as thankful for life as I do right now, and I can honestly say even though I’m going through hell physically, I have never been more content than I am right now.

My book is almost done, I have an amazing group of friends, especially the one I mentioned earlier, who have all stood by me and literally have held me up, it’s crazy because I’ve never been more secluded than I am now, but yet there have been periods in my life where I wasn’t secluded like this, where I did travel to different churches and volunteer for stuff, and did have more of what society would call a “normal” social life but yet felt a billion times more secluded than I do now, because now I know who I am, and I fully one hundred percent whole heartedly know who Christ is and who I am in Christ, and I whole heartedly am just grateful for the moment I’m in, I’m not trying to push myself to see into the future but am just grateful for the present.

I posted a link  on my Facebook page the other day, I have a picture of the post below👇 It’s an article stating how a governor  in Ohio signed for them to pass a law to say that if a pregnant woman wants to abort their baby they can no longer do that if a Doctor can find a heart beat! Now let me make clear just like I made clear when I posted this on my Facebook page. I think this issue is a very complex issue and I do not think there is one right or wrong answer, and when I posted this, I was not trying to get into the politics side of this. I posted it because I wanted to focus on LIFE I wasn’t looking at woman’s rights, or even biblical views on it, I was focused on the the LIFE part of it, of course though everyone had to start attacking my post and they were so busy trying to get their point across that they couldn’t see anything else. I nicely told them all, hey I’m more than happy to hear your side of things, but say it once and move on because I do not want people arguing about this. Of course a few of them did not respect my wishes and I actually even had to block someone, which I hate doing, I hate blocking people, but I had to, this woman wrote 32 comments in 4 hours! So after all this went down the Lord kept laying this on my heart and he just continually kept showing me the LIFE aspect of it and continually kept reminding me how he is the one who breathed LIFE in to each and every one of us.

F772784C-1563-459B-A1CC-0C15DEBE5E52I than shared part of how I felt, I said I am someone who was supposed to die within the first ten days of my life and my parents were not prepared for a sick child, which most of you know all this, they thought they were giving birth to a healthy average baby, but after I was born and Doctors seen how severe I was they continually told my parents that there was no hope for me and there was no way they could care for me at home, and I’m sure some of these Doctors were probably saying all this too because they probably also figured what was the point of putting my parents and siblings through hell by bringing me home and trying to care for me and bond with me when the only out come they would all get was watching me die, but my parents did not look at the death part of it, they focused on LIFE! even though several Doctors throughout my life continually told my parents to put me in a facility because it be easier, my parents did not do that and even though Doctors could only see death, my parents seen life and fought for me to live Life, and because of that I believe that’s one of the reasons I’ve lived 32 years and still counting lol.

I know everyone’s not going to agree with me on this topic and that’s ok and honestly I even hesitated on writing all this but in the end I had to because I knew God was telling me to.  I think this is how we need to or should look at abortion, I am not saying I fully agree with the state telling you what to do, but if that’s our way to protect these unwanted children than maybe it has to be that way, I don’t fully know if that’s the right thing, that’s the part where I have mixed feelings, but I do know there has to be a better way, we have to be better. I know some times there are unimaginable cant even begin to understand situations that some woman are going through and are getting pregnant as a result of those horrible situations, and my heart does break for each and every wonan that’s gone through that kind of situation, I mean it broke my heart because just that post I did, that only had at the most 120 comments, but out of those 120 comments I had at least 4 woman open up and admit they were raped and 2 of them admitted of having a baby from being raped, those are only the woman who felt comfortable enough to speak about it, but that’s insane to me, to think that so many woman are going through that on a daily basis breaks my heart! It doesn’t only break my heart for the raped woman, but it also breaks my heart for the children who were created because of it, because I hate that we are becoming a society that can easily want to take the easy way out. Please know before I continue, if you are someone who has had an abortion, please know it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and I am not trying to make you feel shamed, and if you choose that your not a horrible person, your not, your doing what you feel is right for you! But at the same time there is a better way, it may be one of the hardest things you ever do but I believe if you did go through with having your child it would be worth it, because you’d be helping another human experience LIFE! I get your giving up your body for 9 months and a lot of having a baby is obviously more on the woman than the man and maybe part of that isn’t fair,  but the reality is that’s life, you want to take it out on someone take it out on Adam & Eve when you get to Heaven LOL. Jesus died for us, he bore that cross for us, so we could have life! I hate to say this in so many of my articles, but to many people want a get out of jail free card, we want to take the easy way out, but we need to stop that, we need to be brave, courageous and strong, and being brave is choosing the hard stuff. No matter what you choose I’ll love you, I’ll support you and I’ll hold you up no matter what, and Jesus will too by the way. I’m just asking before you do make your choice, try to focus on LIFE, not fear. My parents could have given up on me so many times, but they never did, they, especially my Mother, has given her life to care for me, and if she could do that for 32 years straight I know anyone could for 9 months, but there’s a flip side to that too, because if we as Christians are going to beg these woman to stay strong and do what we feel is right, than we better get off our you know what and start being a support, they don’t need prayer or a bible, they need someone to stand up and willing to either care for their kid if they can’t, or at least be a support, help guide them, Pay for their Doctor bills, pay for transportation, pay for clothing, food, something because if we want to say that these pregnant woman need help  than we need to come together as a community and help and stop waiting for the state to come in to help everyone, because they can only do so much. It is funny because as the Lord was speaking to me about some of these issues I came across a Facebook video, to this day I don’t know how I found it but I did, and it’s a video of TD Jakes giving these 1 minute sermons and their all awesome, but the first one really stood out to me and I really felt it was why the Lord brought me to that video, the first sermon he speaks on is called my Shot (I think) and he starts explaining a story in the Bible, I won’t go into the story because I’d never be able to explain it like he could, I mean of course I can’t that’s why I’m not a preacher lol, but the moral to the story is. When it comes time for you to “make your shot”, step out on faith and do something that maybe your scared of doing, don’t wait for God to do it for you because  God will never do it for you, you will never see him, for instance I’m writing a book, it’s hard, it’s scary, but no matter how hard or scary it is, Gods not going to do that for me, but he will guide me or you to the tools we need to achieve our goal, and so I’m going to tell you again, we can’t expect these woman who are, already scared to death to do the brave thing, if we’re not there to help guide them through the process, in situations like this were the tools, were the people these ladies need to help them achieve their win! We can’t say love like Jesus loves and not walk it out and walking it out is more than a smile on our face and a sweet prayer! We need to do the work.

I wanted to share one last thing than I’ll end. It will sort of bind this all together I promise. We just got through Easter right? What is Easter about? The resurrection of Christ right? It’s a day to reflect on LIFE, it’s a day to reflect on how precious LIFE is and how blessed we are that he gave his entire LIFE for us, he didn’t care what we did, he still don’t, he doesn’t care where we come from, he just loves like a child loves. When a child looks at us they don’t see our flaws, and I know that for a fact because about a year ago I was showing my niece some pictures of when I was a kid, now other than being about 20 pounds thinner I pretty much looked the same, just to give you a visual and a better understanding, back than in these pictures I was showing her, I was about 13 years old, now when I was born I was only about  12 inches long and now I’m still only 25 inches long so it’s not like I grew a whole lot during my childhood lol. So if you a average person seen these pictures of me from my childhood, I wouldn’t even have to say anything, you would automatically know it’s me, not only because of my size but also, how many people have bent arms and are laying in a pink wheelchair, not many LOL, and yes I mean laying because I cannot sit-up. So to you all, you would recognize me in a heart beat, but when I showed my niece these pictures,  which at the time she was 7, she just looked at me and my sister, (her Mom) and we knew she had no clue it was me and so I said to her Mira, it’s me, it’s auntie, see the chair and see my arms and I kept pointing out the things that would be most obvious to us, because let’s be honest when we see people we see the flaws before anything else, we see their diseases before anything else, and when this happened the Lord immediately spoke to me and he was like, she doesn’t see the disease, she sees auntie, she sees your heart, your soul, your mind, she does not see the disease, no child does, and he said: kids see people the way I see them,  they see through the eyes of love and only LOVE! I know to a certain level that might sound a little cheesy and a little to “Christian” but truly, the Lord sees you he does not see your mistakes or your flaws or your scars, he sees your heart he sees you!

So let’s love whole heartedly like he does, stop fighting and tearing each other down and stop trying to prove what you think is right, and just love. Oh also the song I added above, I did not have time to get ahold of the artist again so I couldn’t make my own video but it’s an amazing song and the artist herself made a YouTube video for everyone to hear it, so I just embedded that video into this article. But the songs called fighting for me, and the artist is amazing, her voice is amazing and the lyrics to these songs she sings are just insane, she’s a newer artist, but extremely talented and anyways again the songs called fighting for me, , and it’s basically a song where she’s singing how no matter what she goes through in life, God will still be their fighting for her, and with her, even if her faith gets weak he’s still going to fight for her love, and I think it’s just the perfect song for right now, it’s perfect because of everything I been going through personally, and it’s also perfect for everything we’re going through as a community and nation, because we can keep tearing each other to shreds but our father is still going to be there fighting for our attention, he’s still going to be whispering things into our heart, and I say heart deliberately because when our father speaks to us he doesn’t speak in our ear he speaks directly to our heart and soul! It is also why I chose to put Luke 21:34-36 because it’s saying to be careful, it’s basically admitting life is going to get messy and hard, but don’t get caught up in the ness and the fear of the drama around you, stay focused on what’s important and the only important thing is your relationship with Christ, and if you stay focused on that and don’t allow the mess of the world to get in your head, heart and spirit, than you will achieve your win and the win is being able to see the son of man, the one who created it all, us all. We’re getting to caught up in the world guys, we need to get back to what is true and pure!

GOD BLESS EVERYONE I LOVE YOU AND JESUS LOVES YOU, HE DIED FOR YOU, IF THAT DOESN’T PROVE HE LOVES YOU NOTHING WILL. anyone who truly knows me knows, I will never try to change you, but I will try to show you this amazing man named JESUS and I will try to prove his love to you. GOD bless and happy Easter! ✝️

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