Archive for January 2011

TIP OF THE DAY (& SOME UPDATES)

January 22, 2011

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FINALLY, BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER. PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD, SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STAND AGAINST THE DEVIL’S SCHEMES. FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST THE RULERS, AGAINST THE AUTHORITIES, AGAINST THE POWERS OF THIS DARK WORLD AND AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS. THEREFORE PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD, SO THAT WHEN THE DAY OF EVIL COMES, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO STAND YOUR GROUND, AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING, STAND FIRM THEN, WITH THE BELT OF TRUTH BUCKLED AROUND YOUR WAIST, WITH THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN PLACE, AND WITH YOUR FEET FITTED WITH THE READINESS THAT COMES FROM THE GOSPEL OF PEACE. IN ADDITION TO ALL THIS, TAKE UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH, WITH WHICH YOU CAN EXTINGUISH ALL THE FLAMING ARROWS OF THE EVIL ONE. TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD. AND PRAY IN THE SPIRIT ON ALL OCCASIONS WITH ALL KINDS OF PRAYERS AND REQUESTS. WITH THIS IN MIND, BE ALERT AND ALWAYS KEEP ON PRAYING FOR ALL THE LORD’S PEOPLE.

 

Ewa Smeja

1978-2011

Hi all. Well today I have many things to talk about and update you on.  Lets start with the good news first 🙂 the good news is, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO is going amazingly well, in fact, it is going so well, that I just got in contact with 2 pretty popular sites, that are willing to help advertise THE-BOOK-OF-ROO.  The one site is a facebook site, it is a foundation that helps disabled artists get their names known, that means no matter if you draw, paint, write, sing, whatever it is, if your disabled they will help you.  The 2ND site is a Christian site that’s centered around updating people on anything and everything new that’s going on in the Christian world, especially the Christian music world.  The site is called New Release Tuesday (NRT) this (NRT) site is a pretty big step for THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, because this site has over 30,000 members, that’s not including their facebook or twitter pages, (NRT) has agreed to not only advertise THE-BOOK-OF-ROO on their website and facebook and twitter pages, but they also have agreed to mention THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, and mention me, Jackie Yafanaro, in a upcoming news letter, and their newsletters reach about 20,000 to 30,000 people, so again this is a big step for THE-BOOK-OF-ROO.  I am asking that anyone and everyone who reads THE-BOOK-OF-ROO and is supportive of what I am doing, please keep me and the site in prayer, and please pray that GOD continues opening doors for me.  OK so here’s the, sad, heartbreaking news.  Another woman who has Osteogenisis Imperfecta, has went home to be with the LORD, her name was Ewa Smeja, she was about 33 years old, and she also was a mother to a young girl, I think the daughters name is Anna, her daughter also has Osteogenisis Imperfecta. I had met Ewa in a Osteogenisis Imperfecta support group, on the Osteogenisis foundation website. I also had got to know her even better on facebook.  The picture above is of Ewa, Ewa was always so positive, and she had helped me and many others with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, if you ever needed to talk, or if you ever had a question about the disease, Ewa was your girl, she was like the wikapedia of Osteogenisis Imperfecta lol, she was a great friend to all, in the many Osteogenisis Imperfecta support groups and she will be missed by many, including me.  You know, when I first joined all these Osteogenisis Imperfecta support groups, I joined them because, like I said in a previous blog, I had joined them, because I was hoping to be able to help encourage and teach others with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, and help encourage their parents, but never did I think I would learn so much myself, never did I think they would be the ones encouraging and teaching me, but they have and for that I am very grateful and thankful, and you all will always have a special place in my heart.  Beckah Shae the Christian singer, wrote something on her facebook page yesterday that I loved, she said, It’s not things that make people special, it’s the people that make things special, wow she is so right.  Thats exactly how I feel about all my Osteogenisis Imperfecta friends and all my friends I met doing THE-BOOK-OF-ROO site. Beckah Shae is just so inspiring to me, every time I need a word of wisdom, I always go looking on her page, and boom there’s always something there that touches my heart, GOD uses this woman even more than I think she realizes, GOD bless you Beckah Shae, and thanks for the encouragement once again. In the middle of writing this blog, this song came on the NRT Radio station called Everything Falls, its by a group called Fee, and wow, that song spoke to me so much.  I deleted everything I had started to originally write, and started all over, that’s also why this blogs coming out so late hehehehe 🙂 anyways, this song talks about, no matter what your going through, even if you feel your life’s fallen apart, GOD is there holding you together.  Ewa’s husband, when he wrote to us all announcing Ewa’s death, you could tell by his words, that he was at a total loss, and really didn’t know what to do or where to turn, even though he only wrote a short sentence explaining what had happened, you could still feel the huge amount of pain that this man was in, and you really could see that he truly was heartbroken and that he truly did feel like his world fell apart. I am here to tell him and anyone out there, that if you feel lost, sad, confused, disappointed, destroyed, heartbroken, or as the song says, feels like your world has fallen apart, please know GOD is there holding you together.  As I tell all my friends, he is there holding you in the palm of his hands.  A friend contacted me tonight asking for prayer and advice, she asked me how do I go through all that I go through and yet have such a positive out look on life, and she had asked me how does she her self get through a struggle, I had told her that the only way to get through things, the only way to stay, positive, strong, patient, kind, joyful, and hopeful, is to have a true relationship with our LORD JESUS CHRIST.  As part of Ephesians 6, it says, be strong, put on the full armor of GOD pray against evil, pray in the spirit, have a positive mind people, speak faith in your life, speak the word of GOD in your life.  Psalm 84:11 says For the LORD GOD is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.  It has been about 5 months since I started this blog, and around the time I started this blog, was the same time I joined all the Osteogenisis Imperfecta groups, and since I joined the groups about 4, maybe even 5 people have died, that is so sad, that means from the Osteogenisis Imperfecta group at least 1 person with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, has died a month.  By the way, if the group has 500 people that’s saying a lot 😦 it is very sad, but I do know everyone of these people no matter how long they lived, they lived life to the fullest, all of us with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, have one of the worse disease there is, one of the most painful disease’s there is, one of the most life threatening disease’s there is, but even though we have a life threatening disease, we know how to truly live.  In a disease that has tried to take our strength, our joy, our hope, our life, it still has not won and never will win.  Please keep all my Osteogenisis Imperfecta friends in prayer, and remember everyone, be strong, be positive, be joyful, be hopeful, and remember, there is power in the name of Jesus.  So be strong and hold on tightly to him, because he said he’d never leave us or forsake us, even if our world gets shaken and we feel like every things fallen apart, our GOD IS MIGHTY AND STRONG.  Most importantly, remember, there is POWER IN THE BLOOD. STAY STRONG ALL, KEEP HOLDING ON TO OUR LORDS HAND, AND REMEMBER OUR GOD IS A AWESOME GOD, HE IS THE RULER OF ALL THINGS (including evil) SO PUT ON HIS ARMOR AND FIGHT BACK. That’s all I have for today. JESUS IS FIGHTING WITH YOU, HE IS FIGHTING FOR YOU, AND HE LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF ANYONE FEELS HOPELESS OR WEAK.  I PRAY THAT THE LORD TOUCHES YOU, THAT HE STRENGTHENS YOUR MIND, YOUR SPIRIT, YOUR HEART, AND THAT YOU REALIZE THESE ARE NOT JUST WORDS, BUT THAT THERE TRULY IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS. LORD STRENGTHEN THESE PEOPLE NO MATTER IF ITS MENTAL OR PHYSICAL.  LET THEM FEEL STRONG AGAIN, FEEL JOY AGAIN, FEEL HAPPINESS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY FEEL LOVED BY YOU FATHER GOD, IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY AMEN.

TIP OF THE DAY.

January 14, 2011

 

ROMANS 3:23

FOR ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD, 

 

Hi all. OK well, today id like to talk a little bit about, what it means to be a Christian, to walk the Christian walk, to talk, the talk, to live out the Christian life style that we all know, and believe, that GOD has meant for us to live. One of the most important things, I believe in, is love, loving on others, being loving, to others, and having compassion, for others, especially for those in need. Recently, I will be honest, I was a little discouraged, by some of the things, I’m seeing other Christians say, (friends included) now I love you all, so please, don’t get upset, by all that I’m about to say, and I already know some of you may not fully agree, with what I’m going to say, but I think some of us, are a little confused about, what being a christian means, being a Christian does not mean, we live perfect lives, yes are goal is to achieve perfection (GODLY life) but we have to remember, there is only, one true perfect person, and that’s our LORD JESUS CHRIST, we all are imperfect, in one way or another, and I think, one important thing to remember is, as a Christian, when we see someone, not living in perfection, please lets stop attacking them, for living a  imperfect life, lets stop trying to crucify everyone, and lets remember, we are all GODS creation, GODS children, if the LORD was physically standing in the room with us today, and he seen someone living a unclean life, what do you think he would do? would he go up and point fingers at them, calling them a terrible sinner, no I don’t think he would, I think he would take them aside, and tell them in a very loving way, that even though, they are living a unclean life, he is there for them, I think he would talk to them, just as a nutural   father, talks to their child, and I think he would try to figure out, why they feel like they cant live a clean GODLY life. People can be so judgmental, myself included, but we need to stop our selves from doing that, and be more like Jesus, lets remember, Jesus died for our sins, he loves us, he wouldn’t want us attacking each other, every time we make a mistake. Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying, we should all keep sinning, or that there isn’t a hell, or a day of judgment, there is, but lets, let the ruler, and judge, be the one judging us, lets not take that all in to our own hands. Beckah Shae, my favorite Christian/Worship singer, says, to put our love glasses on, and she explains, that what she means by that, is to see through the eyes of love, (to see through the eyes of Jesus). Remember us as Christians, our supposed to go in to the dark, and show the lost the light, (the way to Jesus) Beckah Shae, also just wrote this on her wall, the other day. When you focus on the flaws you choose to miss the beauty.  Wow, that was so inspiring to me, and it is why I chose to write, what I’m writing. She is so right, there are so many people, that are so inspiring, and that GOD has such big plans for, but yet, nothing happens, because there so focused on the negative, sinful things in the world, and they are so scared to step out of their box (comfort zone), and go in to the world, and do what GOD wants of them. There is a song by Tal & Acacia /(a christian group), that someone, reminded me of the other day, its called garbage in, and it talks about, how we can so easily be the victim, to the bad things in the world, and how we really need to fulfill our spirits, and minds, with good GODLY, spiritually, biblical things. I believe if we do that, than nothing can touch us, or stop us. Don’t be afraid to go in to the world and witness to people, don’t be afraid to have fun, so many people think if your a Christian you cant have fun, you can, you just have to build your self up, or as us Christians say, build ” your spirit” up, with good GODLY clean things, once you do that, the sinful things, the “garbage”, cant touch you. 1 John 1:7-9 says, But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. This scripture pretty much, sums up everything I been trying to say, Sin is all around us, but we are covered by the blood of Jesus, so as Christians, lets not be in fear of sin, because as long as we are walking the walk, talking the talk, and building our selves up, with good GODLY Biblical things, than sin cannot touch us. So have fun, and remember, lets not judge, but live, through the eyes of Love. This is all I felt led to write today, so have a blessed day and weekend, and remember, I LOVE you all, and most importantly, JESUS LOVES YOU 🙂


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