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THE GIFT OF LIGHT

December 20, 2014

 

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James 1:17

EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE AND COMES DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS, WITH WHOM THERE IS NO VARIATION OR SHADOW OF TURNING

 

 

Hi all sorry its been awhile since I have posted anything but am glad to be back and I kept my promise! There are two things I promised you all the last time I wrote, the first thing was, I promised to announce the name of my book and the second was I promised to make a video of me singing LOL.

Oh my was that hard to do, I liked singing in front of people when I was younger much better, when you are young you do not care how foolish you look LOL. But eventually I got out of my self centered ways and realized it didn’t matter how foolish I looked because it was not to honor you all (no offense) it was to honor my hero, my king of kings, my LORD JESUS CHRIST, and I thought what better christmas gift could I give not only you all but also him than to do the one thing I know he’s been begging me to do.

Also as I said in the video, the video that I pray you all watch. I am naming my book “O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS” and so like I said in the video I want to keep posting videos of things I have learned how to do over the years. to show that if we are strong minded and determined and allow GOD to be our guide, than we really can do all things .

Other than the book and the video, I would also like to talk about the holidays. Particularly Hanukkah and Christmas, and I know you are all thinking what the heck, why hanukkah?? you are not jewish, and you are right I am not  jewish LOL, but I do hold some of their traditions close to my heart.

And there are a few reasons as to why that is, number one I think some of their traditions are beautiful and the meaning behind some of them is even more beautiful, and number two I always want to honor Jesus, he is my father and just like I honor my natural fathers traditions I want to do the same for my spiritual one.

And the fact is my Abba father (Jesus Christ) was raised jewish and did follow their traditions, and I want to follow his heart and some of these traditions are a part of him, its really no different than what I do in the summer time with my earthly family. I dont think I have ever told you all this but, I come from a small italian neighborhood called the little italy neighborhood, besides it being an italian neighborhood filled with italian traditions it is also a very religious neighborhood and the majority of the people who live here are born and raised catholics, I am like the one percent who is not catholic LOL, but even though I am not catholic that doesn’t mean I don’t honor and respect them.

It also doesn’t mean I ignore their traditions, like every summer around my birthday, there is an italian/catholic festival (although they hate the word festival) they call it the feast of the assumption, and basically the way my grandmother always explained it to me is, its a day to honor and “bless” the blessed mother (marry, jesus mother) and even though I am not catholic, I still participate because it is a part of my heritage and a part of me, just like Hanukkah is, because jesus is a part of me and so that means his heritage is too.

Now don’t get me wrong I do believe there is a little difference between following some of my catholic ways compared to following some of the jewish ways, because, I mean this as respectfully as I can, but I do believe there is a small difference because out of all the catholic traditions I have not found as many biblical meanings to the things they do.

Where on the other hand I am finding biblical things every day that stands for jewish ways, I am just trying to give you a picture of JESUS background. And how we have a heritage through him just like we do our natural family.

Celebrating Hanukkah and lighting the menorah is a beautiful thing, it basically means I am not ashamed of my faith and I am going to light these candles and place them near my window for all the world to see that I am not ashamed of GOD and his light will always be shining in my household.

Look it all these scriptures about light, I don’t know about you but I always want his light shining in me and thru me. Matthew 5:16. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. John 8:12. Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 12:35. Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. 

I know where I am going do you????

There are a billion more scriptures that mention light and more importantly GODS light, but the ones I listed above were my faves 🙂

Just a few short announcements than I am done, because I know the videos a teaching in it self so I did not want to write to long today. first announcement is, yes Sean Giachetti and I are doing heart of Christmas fundraiser again and we really need your help, the family were helping is a family of 8 and they truly need our help they have been thru a lot, I don’t want to go into, to much detail, because I am not sure what the family wants private or not, so I do not want to say anything that would betray their trust in me and especially in sean, hes the one whose been communicating with the families we help. I mostly just help raise the funds to help them LOL. They are good deserving people so lets bless them ok???  http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/the-heart-of-christmas-2014/264361 

I will be starting a fund me page for my book O.I can do all things very soon, but if you would like to give something now you can at this link below Donate Button with Credit Cards

 

And Finally If you do not know what O.I stands for it stands for Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which is the disease I battle, If you would like to learn more about O.I and my life please click on the. MY LIFE AND WHO I AM TAB, which is located on the right hand side of this website. Or if you just want to learn about the disease in it self click on the link here. http://www.oif.org/site/PageServer 

please remember to watch and share my videos and website and thank you so much for supporting and blessing me. If you would like to experience feeling GODS light shining on you then just repeat this prayer.  

Dear Heavenly Father, I confess my sins ___________ and ask you to please forgive me. I accept and receive the precious gift of your son Jesus Christ who came to release me from the penalty of my sin by dying a brutal death on a cross so that I may know L.I.F.E. I believe I am now forgiven and that you remember my sins no more. I choose to forgive myself and to live and walk in freedom from guilt and shame. Today I choose to forgive those who have hurt me or offended me. I choose to Love like you. I choose to extend Mercy like yours. I choose to give Grace like yours. I trust you and believe you make All things work out for the Good for those who love you. I love you. Please take my brokenness and make me whole, take my sorrow and give me joy, take my pain and give me peace, take all my questions and give me wisdom. I’m ready to Fly in the Mighty name of Yeshua! Amen.

THATS IT FOR TODAY, YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM ME AGAIN SOON BUT AS ALWAYS PLEASE KEEP ME AND MY BOOK IN YOUR PRAYERS AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ALL THE PRAYERS, LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU THROW MY WAY EVERY DAY. PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AM HERE JUST STOP BY MY PRAYER PAGE, AGAIN THATS LOCATED ON THE RIGHT 🙂 ALSO PLEASE KNOW JESUS LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO LOL ❤

WHERE DID OUR COMPASSION GO????

December 9, 2013

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“FINALLY, ALL OF YOU, LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ONE ANOTHER; BE SYMPATHETIC, LOVE AS BROTHERS, BE COMPASSIONATE AND HUMBLE.”

Hi all I am back!!! LOL (laugh out loud) I am so so sorry I haven’t wrote in almost a year! But I have a good reason why I haven’t wrote and for once it has nothing to do with my health, thank you JESUS!!!.

Before I get in to why I have not blogged, and where I have been all this time, let me first start off by saying: I have been doing amazingly well health wise, at least for me its amazingly well LOL. It has been almost an entire year since I have been admitted in to any hospital, and again ill say: THANK YOU JESUS!!!!.

I had one little scare about two months ago, where I did have one of what I call my,” stomach attacks” but thankfully I did not have to be admitted for that, it did take a lot out of me though, because it was the first time, that had happened since my surgery in January of 2012. So my body was not used to feeling that way, so it did take a few days to get back on my feet, or in my case, I guess it be, my wheels LOL.

So the big announcement!!!! where has Jackie been for almost a year, if she was not sick???? Jackie has been working her butt off, thats where she’s been LOL. As you all know, my one dream and one of the reasons I even started this website, was to write my own book. so thats what I have been doing over the past, id say 9 months. I have been writing a book and it hasn’t been easy LOL.

And sadly my blog has kind of been pushed to the back burner sort of speak, because by the time I am done writing for my book its already about two in the morning and a girl does have to sleep at some point LOL, but honestly and truly, I have not forgotten my blog or any of the people who follow it, but there truly is only so much time in one day and as I said from day one, I would focus on whatever I felt the LORD leading me to do, and as of about April of last year I really felt the LORD starting to pull at my heart to start moving on this book and so I am happy and most of all proud to say: I obeyed and started writing it and am hoping it will be finished by the new year!!!!

Now I am not saying it will be printed by the new year, I am just saying ill be done writing it by the new year LOL, having it printed is a whole new story and another journey ill be traveling down very soon, but I have decided even if I have troubles getting it printed, which means if I have trouble finding someone that would be willing to help get physical copies of it printed up, than I will go down the road of just turning it in to a ebook, until I find a publisher. So thats the story of where I been and what I been up to and all that good stuff LOL.

Now lets get down to business shall we? awhile ago, ill be honest, a long, LONG!!! while ago LOL, the LORD started giving me this word to share with you guys, but I did not feel I had his blessing, sort of speak, to give this word, up until now!!!.

WHERE DID OUR COMPASSION GO???? I felt GOD laying that question on my heart a few months ago, when I experienced two incidents on  facebook. One incident was a good one and one was a more negative one. I will share the negative one first, one day I shared something on my THE-BOOK-OF-ROO facebook page.

Here is a screen shot of what I had on my facebook page:

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This was a post KCTV posted awhile back, they were asking people to please help this little boy who was extremely sick, and over time I had been really inspired and touched by this kids story, so all I did was share that post and put please read. Well little did I know what drama that post would start for me LOL.

After I shared that post, I was not at all focusing on where the post had came from, all I was focusing on is this poor sick boy who had no one, and the fact that he needed help. I received some very angry comments about this particular post, because the second people seen this post, they focused on every thing but the story.

When I shared this post all they (my followers) seen was where the post came from, and where that post came from was KCTV, which stands for KIM CLEMENT!! some may be asking at this point who is this Kim Clement guy??? and some may be rolling their eyes as they see me writing his name. You see when it comes to Kim Clement people either love him or they hate him LOL,

For the record I love him and his ministry, and I do all I can to support it, but that is not the point or moral of this story. Kim Clement for those of you who do not know of him, he is a prophet, yes you heard me right, a prophet! LOL. I know there are many debates over prophets, and who believes in them and who doesn’t, but I am not here to get in to that debate with you, so no one start sending me letters debating on if you think this guys a man of GOD or not, because frankly I don’t care what you all think about him LOL. I am mentioning this, not because of the prophet, but because of the kid in this photo, and how some of you reacted when you seen this kid.

The sad thing of when I posted this, not one person stepped up and said: what can I do?, or even a, I will pray for this boy. All most of them focused on, is where the post had originated from, and what that guy (Kim Clement) stood for. That is so sad to me, I want to throw up just thinking about it. Have we become so religious that we forgot what we stand for???

That post was not about Kim Clement, it was about a young boy stuck in china with no family who was literally dying!!!, and that man, Kim Clement, that a lot of you yelled at me for supporting, him and his wife and his family were the ones who ended up taking that boy in along with 3 other special needs kids.

Jeremiah 9:1 says: Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. This is how we should be towards our people. GOD created us to be able to look in every direction, he did not create us to just look straight ahead.

People including Christians have become so competitive, and I swear its getting worse instead of better LOL, we all want to be noticed, or be number one, and don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with perfection, but don’t become so close minded and so focused on perfection that you lose sight of whats really important in life, and most importantly, don’t lose sight of  GODS heart.

I hate to mention her again, but here I go LOL. I love the meaning of Beckah Shaes love glasses and I love how in her own creative way she’s teaching kids every day to look with love. I am begging you all wear those love glasses, don’t look at things with such anger and judgement, but look at them with LOVE.

We have to get our compassion back for one another, I have seen so many situations over the past few years that have left my head spinning, because I cant believe how close minded we have become and how focused we are on me, me, me. I have to have the perfect kids, the perfect house, I mean even in the church we try to be the “perfect Christians” and give that “perfect family” image and we get so focused on all that, that we forget to look and see whats happening around us.

go beyond your four walls and your little “perfect world” that if we all were honest with one another really isn’t so perfect anyways, because no one has it all figured out LOL.

The second thing I seen on facebook that made me ask where did our compassion go, was when I seen a post that Jack Shocklee posted awhile back after he had come back from a mission trip. I am sure you all know who Jack Shocklee is, but incase someone does not know who he is, Jack Shocklee owns shae shoc records with Beckah Shae, he is a producer, he produces Christian music for many well known artists, he is also Beckah Shae’s husband (obviously) and has produced all her songs as well.

A while ago, after him and Beckah came back from one of their mission trips, I seen him post a picture of a beautiful little baby girl, and he  commented on how much he loved this baby and how cute she was, and even though thats some thing sort of small, it really touched my heart and blessed and inspired me, because I thought to myself, wow here is this big time producer bragging about how much he loves this baby who he just met and who he has no attachment to.

And it made me think, if everyone had a heart for people like those two have, where would we be??? if we all just stopped with the me, me, me attitudes and just looked beyond ourselves, how great would life be? would there even be poor people?? Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they (Beckah and Jack)  are perfect LOL, I am sure they have flaws, haven’t seen any, but I am sure they have them LOL, but all Im saying is we need to get beyond ourselves and get back to our roots, and having a compassionate heart, is part of our roots.

Because there was no one that had a more compassionate heart than Jesus did, He gave his life for us, because he felt compassion for his people. He was willing to endure all that pain so we would not have to. Who other than Jesus would do that?? Im not saying to give your all, but I do think its about time we stop having that one track mind mentality and, that we start looking to the right and to the left and start seeing the pain that people are enduring around us, and I feel its time we start shinning the light in those dark places.

When I was writing this blog I kept feeling the LORD telling me to look up the definition of the “me generation” and at first I ignored that because I kept saying to myself, GOD thats just a saying, or a phrase people made up, how in the world would I look it up, and why? I already know what it means, and I kept feeling him pushing me to look it up, so I did, I googled it.

And when I seen what was on my search engine, I started cracking up. This is what it says, it says: the “me generation” is characterized by material things. It is time we get out of the “me generation” and start being what GODS called us to be.

Colossians 3:12 says:  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Thats what were supposed to be kind, compassionate, gentle, patient, love, Thats what GOD has called us to be. So stop looking at your own situation, your own desires, and look at what GODS called you to be.

Last year when I was in the hospital, GOD was showing me again a situation, where compassion was lost. this was april of last year, I was having a very minor surgery on my arm, I wasn’t even admitted, I came home an hour after it, but while I was there and they were prepping me to go in to surgery, there was two other patients, one was to the left of me and one was in front of me.

The one to the left of me was a young teen maybe 14 at the most, and my heart broke for him, he was just about to go in to surgery for what I think was some type of exploratory operation. His bed was right next to mine and they did have the curtains closed, but with it being so close to me, it was hard not to over hear the situation, and the situation was this, the kid was in foster care, and you could just see the anger in this kid and you could see how unloved and hopeless he felt, and yet because he was only in his early teens, you could see the fear in him about going in to surgery.

And all you could see that this kid wanted, was someone to show him some compassion and love, he had absolutely no one there with him but a caseworker, and the caseworker was not very heartfelt, or compassionate towards his situation. You could see he was just a job to her and worse, I could see he seen it too. I don’t know the outcome of that kids surgery, when I came out of my surgery, he was gone, But ever since that day, I been praying for kids that are in his shoes, and praying that one day things will change, and people will learn to be more compassionate towards kids like that.

There was another kid in a bed in front of me, she probably was not even seven years old, and she had a Trach in her, which means she had a tube in her neck, which made her unable to speak, and it broke my heart, because this kid had no one by her side either, and you even heard the nurses whispering to one another, is this kids parents ever going to come?? because this girl was trying to act so brave, but yet you could see the fear in this child’s eyes. So here I am laying in a bed with two kids on each side of me, with no one, and yet near my bed I not only have a parent on each side, but I have them fighting over which one gets to wheel me in to surgery and place me on the operating table LOL.

And in that moment when usually, I am starting to get nervous, and upset, and usually feel every negative feeling you can think of, I felt complete peace and was so thankful for the life I was given and for the family I have. A friend asked me just the other day, if I have ever asked why me?? and I told him heck no, I am someone who was supposed to be dead within ten days after birth, so how could I feel anything but blessed and grateful to GOD that I experienced everything, that I have been able to experience.

The video I have featured above is all about the true meaning of Christmas, and how its not about gifts, but its about the love of CHRIST. the video features a Christian artist named Natalie Villa, she has been such a sweetheart to me and I am going to be featuring more of her music very soon along with an interview.

There have been four woman who have blessed me and showed me more compassion than anyone I know, (not counting my family) LOL Jill Parr, Beckah Shae, Kathleen Carnali, and Natalie Villa. Thank you four ladies for shining such a bright and loving light  on to me and for being so patient with me and allowing me to feature your music on my blogs and brag about you all and pester you whenever I need prayer or encouragement, it has meant a lot and I have truly been blessed by you all 🙂

One fast announcement before I end, as I am sure you seen in the video. I have teamed up with my friend Sean Giachetti and Rock water ministries, to help raise money to give a family, or families, in need a Christmas this year. We have started a fundraiser page called: THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS. Proverbs 3:28 says: “Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”– when you already have it with you.” I know its Christmas time and our funds are low, but any money you could donate to that page we would greatly appreciate it, and more importantly the families that you will be helping will appreciate it.

I would really like to start a page like this, but make it last all year long, I would eventually like to keep blessing families through out the entire year not just at Christmas, but for now I am taking baby steps and am going to see how this goes and if it goes as well as I hope than I will carry it out all year long 🙂

Please know that, the family that you bless, we will do our best to get you a picture of that family, so you can be a part of the gift giving experience, but if the family objects to having their picture taken, than there is nothing we can do, but we our going to try our best to get you all pictures of the families receiving their gifts 🙂 this is the link to The Heart of Christmas Fundraiser page, please click and give             http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/the-heart-of-christmas/107368   

BEFORE I END I DID HAVE A FEW PRAYER REQUESTS THAT PEOPLE WROTE IN ABOUT ON THE-BOOK-OF-ROO PRAYER PAGE, AND AS I SAID WHEN I STARTED THAT PAGE, ID MAKE SURE YOU ALL WERE PRAYING WITH ME,

FIRST PRAYER REQUEST IS FROM A MOTHER, HER NAMES FRAN, SHE SAYS:  My 19 year old has fallen into the humanism
School of thought. He’s been raised in a Christian home, made his profession of faith at a young age. He is at a Christian camp right now where many of the leaders are praying for him. Pray for a strong piercing transformation while he’s there, that Jesus would reveal himself to my son Blake.

SECOND PRAYER REQUEST IS FROM A WOMAN NAMED ANA, SHE SAYS:  Please pray for my Brother Randy ,He has a stage 4 Metastatic Esophageal Cancer and the Doctor told us that He has only 3-6 months to live,Last Month He had an esophagectomy Operation but they found out that His Cancer spread to His Liver…He is Only 43 years old and have 3 kids,her eldest. Is 8 years old and the youngest is 1 year old…and Please pray for my Brother Raniel Galvez,He is 42 years old and have Thyroid Cancer.Thank You very much and God bless.

THIRD PRAYER REQUEST IS FROM A MAN NAMED JASON, HE SAYS:

Please pray for my girlfriend Angel and I. My girlfriend Angel and I haven’t talked to each other in about a week. I am not to sure what is going on with us. We have known each other for about 5 years and have been going out for 5 months. Things were going good between us as far as I knew before Angel moved. After Angel moved I tried to hang out with her at times, but Angel kept telling me that she was busy and didn’t have time to see or hang out with me. Angel does have 3 kids and recently hurt her arm and shoulder having her arm in a sling. Angel has told me that she does care about me, that I am a wonderful guy and that she wants to work things out between us. Lately it seems like she is either to busy or doesn’t want to hang out with me. I have been for the past week trying to give her some space and only sent her an email apologizing for possibly being a little to pushy maybe and bothering her by trying to hang out with her and find out what’s going on. I do like and care about her a lot and would like things to work out with her. I know that 2 of her kids have said that they don’t have a problem with me and that it doesn’t bother them when I am over their house visiting. Yes, Angel could be busy, but I find it a little hard to think that for the past couple weeks to a month that she is so busy that she can’t find anytime to hang out or let me come over and visit for at least 15 minutes. I would like for us to be in an open, honest relationship and have it work out. I also know that her kids father doesn’t care for me and has complained about me to Angel. I know her kids don’t like to listen to well and her oldest daughter is a little bit of a problem child. Please pray for healing for Angel, her kids and I. Pray that our relationship can be mended and saved from falling apart. That we can get through the storms and trails in our life together. Also, that we can be open and honest with each other. Pray that Angel will start showing more that she does care and want to be with me like she says she does. Pray that I can be patient and give Angel the space she needs. That Angel can get the help she need with her kids as well. that Angel and I can become one flesh together with Jesus at the center of our relationship together.

WELL  THATS ALL THE PRAYER REQUESTS AND THATS ABOUT ALL I HAVE TO SHARE FOR TODAY, BUT I AM GLAD TO BE BACK AND HOPEFULLY I HAVE NOT LOST YOU ALL AND YOUR ALL STILL HERE  LOL. BEFORE I END I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME AND THIS SITE FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS ALMOST THREE YEARS NOW, WHICH I CANNOT BELIEVE WERE CLOSE TO HITTING OUR THIRD YEAR, BUT IM THANKFUL THAT WE ARE AND IM THANKFUL THAT YOU ALL KEEP READING AND SUPPORTING ME. BEFORE I END PLEASE REMEMBER TO STOP BY ROO’S TREASURES AND PICK UP YOUR O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS BRACELETS, THERE A GREAT STOCKING STUFFER HEHEHE.

PLEASE DONT FORGET TO DONATE TO THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER, PLEASE HERES YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW SOME COMPASSION AND DO WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT AND HELP THESE FAMILIES WHO TRULY DO NEED OUR HELP, MORE THAN YOU NEED YOUR COACH PURSE OR XBOX ONE LOL

I PRAY THAT YOU ALL TRULY SHINE THIS CHRISTMAS AND THAT GOD BLESSES YOU FOR BLESSING OTHERS, AND THAT YOU ALL TRULY LEARN WHAT HAVING COMPASSION IS ABOUT AMEN AND THANK YOU JESUS!!!! THATS IT FOR TODAY ALL, REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU

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MY VERY FIRST INTERV!! CAN ANYONE GUESS WHO IT IS WITH???

January 23, 2013

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PROVERBS 16:3

COMMIT TO THE LORD WHATEVER YOU DO, AND HE WILL ESTABLISH YOUR PLANS.

Hi all I know its been awhile since I wrote anything, again!! LOL, but I wanted to make sure this post was perfect! I dont know if any of you seen my announcement a few days ago, but I started a new page on THE-BOOK-OF-ROO and I announced that id be and I quote “spicing things up a bit” LOL and what I meant by that is this, I have created a page, dedicated to interviewing different Christian singers, producers, writers, and pretty much anybody that I could think of that has been in the Christian, music or writing industry and people that have inspired me

I will be interviewing them via Email and Skype, my first interview is via Email, and as of right now im blogging all these interviews, but eventually I will be making a podcast, where I will be doing these interviews on a podcast and I cannot wait for that, but as of right now, I know im not fully ready for that step yet, so ill be posting the interviews in a regular blog format for now, but no matter if I blog or podcast, everything will still always be located on this THE-BOOK-OF-ROO website.

As you all know I have always loved music, especially Christian music and anyone that knows me knows how music has always been in my heart, but even though I loved music and even though yes I do occasionally sing in churches I knew music as far as singing or even writing music, was not in the cards for me, people in churches would ask me all the time, why I dont try writing or even recording songs, and I would just laugh, because honestly I didn’t know how to answer them, because even though I loved music and had a heart for it, I knew as far as singing or being “A SINGER” it was not part of the destiny GOD had for me, but yet I knew music would be a part of my destiny, I just could never figure out how.

It was not until I started THE-BOOK-OF-ROO and really, I hate to bring her name up again, but yes im going to LOL When I met Beckah Shae and her and her husband made that video and I started getting connected with other people in the music industry that I realized the plan GOD had for me and how music fit in to all of it.

GOD truly is amazing, because people that I never thought in my wildest dreams id be connected with and even be featuring on my website, have now agreed to be a part of what im doing and are allowing me to feature their music and, or, testimonies on my site, and I was just sitting here thinking, wow how amazing is it, that im interviewing all these people, when there are people traveling all over the country, the world even, trying to hunt these singers and producers and artists down to get them to agree to doing the things im doing, and here I am little old Jackie that never even had to leave her bedroom to set this all up LOL.

Its amazing im interviewing people like Rachael Lampa, Jonathan Thulin, Beckah Shae, Paige Armstrong or her newly married name Paige Omartian and i’ve got others too, but I cant give away all my surprises now can I LOL. My point to saying all this is that when GOD places a dream inside of you, you have to keep fighting for what you know GOD has a pointed you to do, or be.

which is why I chose the perfect artist as my first person to Feature and interview. My very first interview is with, DRUM ROLL PLEASE LOL, I would like to introduce rapper, writer, and producer SEAN GIACHETTI OF ROCK WATER RECORDS!!!

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Sean is 23 years old or as he made sure to tell me 23 in a half LOL years old, Christian artist and the reason I chose him as the first person to be featured on THE-BOOK-OF-ROO is because not only is he a strong passionate and faithful man of GOD, but he also has been an awesome friend and supporter of mine and THE-BOOK-OF-ROO

He actually is the reason ill be able to even start a podcast, awhile back he donated a professional microphone to me, this is someone that is not only young but also that never met me and he was still willing to do that, and let me just say: I give him a lot of credit for that in it self, because there are not to many people his age that are willing to give something thats worth so much to someone for free, especially a person that hes never physically spent time with. Hes been an incredible friend and blessing, so before I share his story I just wanted to share that and say to him personally thank you 🙂

Like I said Sean is 23 years old and is a rapper and producer and has just started his own label called rock water records and released his first single, or as he calls it, his first (Bible Beat) on itunes and amazon, called, White As Snow/Joy.

my first 3 questions I asked Sean was of course what every Christian wants to know, was he raised in the church? how did he come to know the LORD? and how long has he known the LORD? Here was his response to my questions .

I grew up in a Catholic church (and school, until 4th grade), so Jesus and God’s Word has always been a part of my life, but it never became my LIFE until about 4 years ago. I grew up praying and believing in God, but it was more of a religion than a relationship. It felt more like… “I have to do this to go to heaven” rather than “I want to do this because I love God & His ways.” Around age 11 or 12 my sister in law asked me if I wanted to be saved and accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. I said yes, and she said a saving prayer with me. She was a huge Godly influence in my life while I was growing up, as well as my sister and neighbors. There were always people in my life planting little seeds, but God had to water them and have them grow in His timing. When I grew up and got to high school I lost my way, like the prodigal son. My senior year I dabbled in sexual promiscuity, drinking and drugs and my life became a total mess. After graduation a lot of unexplainable events took place, I’m convinced it was Divine Intervention, and one night I just had a breakdown and I felt God say to me “You have a choice right now Sean, you can’t keep walking the line. You can choose Me or you can choose this life you have been living. My way leads to LIFE and the other leads to DEATH.” And that moment I decided to choose Jesus. That’s when my life changed forever. Around the time when all this was going on a new co-worker (who knew nothing about my personal life) asked me how I was doing and I just said I was fine but something compelled me to tell her how I was struggling with fear. So she opened up a Bible that she had in her purse and started reading from it then she talked to me about God. I knew that was a sign from The Lord that He cares about me and wants me on His side. I didn’t say much to her, but she asked if I wanted to keep her Bible and I said yes. Well, she wrote a note to me in that Bible (it’s still the only Bible I use to this day) and it’s something I look at from time to time when I feel down or discouraged. It says “Go with God my young friend. Jesus has big plans for you I already know – Rock on with that gift of bravery that you’ve been given!”. So I took that Bible and just dove right into it. I would read while working, on breaks, when I got home, before bed. I just consumed God’s Word and allowed Jesus to change my life from glory to glory. It hasn’t been easy all the time, but it has been worth it. So I guess that’s the short version of my testimony and story lol.

I met Sean not to long after he came to know the LORD and I tell him this every time we talk, but its amazing to see how GOD has transformed this mans life, I don’t even think he fully realizes everything GOD has done and has changed, but like I said I only know Sean from the net and from Beckah Shae, but just by reading his posts and having a few talks with him. he is so on when he says GOD really has changed his life from glory to glory. I never knew the Sean that he talks about in the beginning, but I did meet him not to long after GOD had started the transformation process and I just have to say, I give him tons of credit because I do see him growing more and more, and that man knows the word better than I do and thats huge for someone his age.

How many 23 year olds do you know that read the bible daily, and that choose to go home and read the bible instead of going out and getting them selves involved in things that are not good for them physically nor spiritually. I know 1 person and his name is Sean Giachetti LOL.

Now dont get me wrong, im not saying hes perfect, hes far from it LOL, but who is perfect? NO ONE, what im saying is, he loves the LORD and is someone that can really be an instrument and tool to show our young people that when you are going down that dark valley you have a choice and when you choose the right one, when you choose LIFE anything can happen, im sure if I were to have asked Sean today, if he ever imagined years ago back when he was that troubled lost kid that hed be starting his own label company hed probably say, that yes he may of wished it, but that he never planned or envisioned it.

During the rest of our interview I also asked Sean, when he first started his walk with the LORD, where was he? how far does he feels hes come in his walk? how much does he feel he has grown? Heres what he said: When I first started my walk I was broken, desperate, fearful, ashamed, abandoned, and lost. But I gave all that to God and just trusted in Him. I think that is the most important thing to do when you take that first step of faith, we just got to give our problems to The Lord and trust Him. And from glory to glory He will change us and make us NEW! Amen! I believe that our walk is always a work in progress, there will always be more to learn and more to grow in, but each step, stage, and season is important in progressing. Paul said “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to posses that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.” – Philippians3:12

When I read Seans response to my question, GOD immediately reminded me of that song, its called every move I make, and here are some of the lyrics: Every move I make I make in You, You make me move Jesus, Every breath I take I breathe in You, Every step I take I take in You, You are my way Jesus, Every breath I take I breathe in You! that song is exactly what Sean was saying, just let GOD be your guide, your oxygen, your everything and when that happens, everything that you once were battling just all seems to disappear.

I also asked Sean stuff like, how he got involved in music and, does he have a home church and what gave him such a passion for music? and does anyone else in his family have a love for music like he does? I also asked Sean what he would say about his own music, what does his music represent? and who does he want his music to reach out to the most? Heres his answers to all those questions.

My dad was in a band in high school I believe, or maybe it was college I’m not too sure. He also plays the guitar really well. My sister is a singer, guitar player, and an AMAZING piano player. She’s always been a musical inspiration to me.

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I took piano and clarinet lessons as a kid, and I would always be writing lyrics as a kid. God would wake me up at night with lyrics and I would write them down. Another thing is, I remember back in 4th grade my neighbor and I would come home from school and sit outside (or inside when it was cold) and just listen to the radio all nigh until bedtime. We would call the radio DJ’s and talk with them for hours (literally hours, I’m not even joking) and we just lived and breathed music. All the DJ’s knew us by name and we actually got to go to the station as guest DJ’s and learned the ropes. We did that up until freshmen year of high school (so for about 5 years). She actually went on to produce music with her brother. I always thought I would be a radio DJ when I grew up because I’ve always had a passion for music, but God put a new seed in my heart in August of 2009. I remember it so clearly. I was on the corner of Ash and Queen on the way to my moms house and Group 1 Crew’s self titled album was playing and in that moment I thought “This is what I want to do, I want to make music that GLORIFIES GOD!” I remember saying that to myself in the car (I talk to myself a lot). But then I followed that up with saying “But I could never do that, I don’t have the talent.” I know God put that seed in my heart, but like any other seed it had to be watered at the right time in order for there to be a harvest. Then in January & May of 2010 I discovered an artist by the name of Beckah Shae, I think you might have heard of her Jackie ;). Anyway, I discovered her music and that was a changing point for me. I learned that her and her husband own their own record label and produce all their music themselves… in the comfort of their own home. This showed me that it IS possible to make quality music without a lot of resources (a huge studio like the ones you’ve seen on TV). From there I started making little songs (I learned that I could kind of rap) and I would just do the best I could with the resources that I had. The more I did it, the more resources God provided to make the music better. As long as I could reach out to 1 or 2 people and encourage & strengthen them, I would be happy. There’s a phrase that Beckah Shae says that I try and live by when it comes to music, and I’m going to switch up the words just a little bit here to relate it to what I do – “Make music to bless, not impress”. That’s what I try and do with my music.

I want my music to reach believers and non believers alike who are desperate for TRUTH (God’s Word). I want it to reach every part of the world possible. It’s the unique way that God has given me of spreading His Word.

The mission statement for my record label is “To encourage and strengthen fellow brothers & sisters in Christ, through songs filled with the Word of God and the Spirit of Truth & Love.” I want my music to be FILLED with God’s Word. That’s why I make Bible Beats, I believe God’s Word is SOOO important. It is the Rock that we are supposed to build our house upon (Matthew 7:24), it’s useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16), it’s our Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17, & it’s so much more than all that. If we’re followers of The Lord, we need to KNOW God’s Word and build our life upon it. So, I suppose my music represents building a life on God’s Word.

My very last question I asked Sean before asking him about his first bible beat ( first single), was who inspires him the most besides Jesus that is LOL. his answer: My sister in law inspires me a lot. She has endured so much and has kept her faith through it all, it reminds me of Job. My actual sister, Bethany, also inspires me. I’ve always looked up to her and have always wanted to have faith like she has. And Beckah & Jack Shocklee (owners of ShaeShoc records). Their music inspires me, their passion for Jesus inspires me, and the way they made their own business and ministry inspires me.

So as you can see Sean is very new in the music industry but is such an encouragement and his music and life story needs to get spread around more, so please help me get the word out about his music. For those of you who are new to reading THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, or maybe missed last months post, it was about our destiny and following after what we knew GOD has for us, so that is why I choose to introduce Sean this week, because not only is his music but also his life story all about that.

The last thing I asked Sean was for him to tell us about his first single, heres what he said: The first single I’m releasing is a Bible Beat and it is titled “White As Snow / Joy”. What are Bible Beats you might ask? Well, they are straight up Scripture set to the tune of an assortment of beats. This one in particular is set to a Christmas type beat, and is filled with Scripture from Isaiah and Romans. My hope for Bible Beats is to help people memorize and meditate on God’s word. The single was released to Itunes and Amazon MP3 on 11/27/12. Go & get yourself a copy! And send me a friends request on Facebook 🙂 www.facebook.com/seangiachetti Also, if you can’t afford the song or if you don’t have Itunes or Amazon MP3 just hit me up on Facebook & I will send you the song for free!

I Jackie Yafanaro, just have one little thing to say about that last comment Sean made, he has such a giving heart and only he would offer someone the song for free LOL, but I would like to remind you all that number one this song is only like $1 and if you cant afford a $1 song write me immediately because you need deep prayer and support your self LOL and if you truly are that bad off id like to help you myself LOL, and second, please, please I beg of you, dont take advantage of this poor guys generosity, he is offering to give people this song for free that cannot afford it, so dont go writing him if you can afford it, but just want it for free cause with all do respect but because your cheap LOL.

Lets remember this guy is trying to make a career out of this and a ministry, so please dont take advantage and if you can afford the song than please do buy it! also the video above is a video I created featuring Sean Giachetti’s music, so you all can get a better idea of what he looks like and sounds like, so please support him and me and watch the video.

Also just two really fast announcement before I end. As you all know THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has created its own bracelets that say O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS and it is to represent O.I, but also to represent that no matter what your circumstances are you truly can do all things, so even if you dont have O.I buy these for your self as a reminder that no matter what you can do all things.

Anyways we have created these bracelets and as you know have been selling them and part of the proceeds have been going to foundations of my choice and one of those being the OIF, OIF stands for the O.I FOUNDATION (Osteogenesis Imperfecta foundation), and recently I teamed up with someone from the foundation thats doing something called BBJB and for those of you that are not familiar with it, its sort of like wishbone day, that I talked about awhile back.

The O.I or pretty much any bone disease colors are a type of blue, so what BJBB is, is a day where the OIF is asking everyone to wear blue jeans in honor of and to raise awareness for O.I and they are selling stickers and wristbands too, that you can share with all your friends and family to raise awareness about O.I and the money that is raised goes Directly to OIF and they have allowed me and my little wristbands and website to also be a part of this,

So you basically have the option to go to the link below and donate directly to the OIF and request their little sticker and wristband package, or you can buy the wristbands from me and part of the money will go to OIF still, its basically just a way to get OIF and THE-BOOK-OF-ROO to team up to get the word out about each other, they have made a page about me on the OIF if you would like to read my bio on there and donate to them, than please do, the link is below, I have also added the link if you would like to buy from ROO’S TREASURES or if you would like to donate to THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, remember all the money THE-BOOK-OF-ROO makes is greatly appreciated and is the start to help me bring the website to the next level.

Because again my dream is not only to start a foundation, but also a ministry and write and publish my own book, but all this stuff costs lots and lots of money to build, so please I need your help to make this all possible, and if there is someone who is reading this that feels compelled to give but yet does not know how to work ROO’S TREASURES (online store) or THE-BOOK-OF-ROO donation page, or maybe someone does not have a paypal account, than please contact me privately at thebookofroo@gmail.com and I will give you the address where you can send money, no matter if it be for a O.I can do all things bracelet, or just a donation.

Please don’t take it as me being disrespectful or trying to take advantage of you all, I am not doing that, but again, as I grow I am getting more of a vision about what GOD wants this to be, but with that also comes more and more expenses and I truly know I cannot do this on my income, but I truly do feel GODS turning this in to more of a ministry than a website and so thats why I feel its ok to start asking for donations, and I pray and hope all my readers can understand where im coming from.

I would like to thank the people who have given to THE-BOOK-OF-ROO already and also I would like to mention Sean Giachetti once more and would like to thank him once more for taking the time to create a beat aka a song for my podcast that ill be starting soon, he really took that seriously and didn’t just throw anything at me he really made sure it sounded perfect before offering it to me and I really appreciate that, so thanks again buddy 🙂

Well as always its a blessing to minister to you all and thank you all for your support and encouraging words throughout the year, and I pray that THE-BOOK-OF-ROO will continue to grow and be stronger as the years go by and I pray it be in existence for years and years to come.

REMEMBER ALL KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOUR DESTINY, KEEP BELIEVING AND PUSHING FORWARD TO WHAT YOU KNOW GOD HAS BIRTHED INSIDE OF YOU. GOD BLESS AND AS ALWAYS JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I.

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WHAT DOES DESTINY MEAN????

November 13, 2012

JOHN 11:25

JESUS SAID TO HER, I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. THE ONE WHO BELIEVES IN ME WILL LIVE, EVEN THOUGH THEY DIE.

 Hi all my, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO peeps, I am so sorry its been ages since I wrote a blog I know, but I have some good reasons as to why that is and actually they kind of go hand in hand with what I am centering this blog on LOL (laugh out loud).
AS you all know from my last blog, I went through a pretty excuse my language, but hellish year LOL (LAUGH OUT LOUD) thats the only word I can think of to describe the year I had. But even though I had a crazy insane year I would not of traded it for anything, and when I said in one of my first blogs in the beginning of the year, that this year would be a year of blessings and one of the best yet, I meant it and I still do mean it.
Because even through the struggles GOD continued to bless me and had his hands on me the entire time, and after I wrote that last blog a few months ago, I felt the LORD telling me to take some time off of blogging and grow, so thats what I been doing these past few months, I been learning a lot about how to run and design websites and how to make and produce videos and most importantly how to write, and youtube has become my new best friend LOL (laugh out loud)
Since I think, july of 2010 GOD has put the word DESTINY on my heart, what does the word destiny mean?? and do we even realize the importance of that word, do we even comprehend what that word means or how strong of a word that is???
Over the past year or longer I have been trying to understand how strong that word DESTINY is and why GOD had laid that word on my heart so deeply.  The Lord really knows how to make me laugh, during this whole time of the LORD laying that word on me, I found out Beckah Shae, and yes im bringing her in to the picture once again LOL (laugh out loud), I found out she was releasing a new CD and the name of that CD would be called DESTINY!!!!
So I decided to make a video about two songs she did on the destiny album the songs are called, are you ready?? and of course the other is called DESTINY and is what the whole album is based on, so please watch the video along with reading this blog or you wont get the full effect of what im taking about LOL (LAUGH OUT LOUD).
So what does destiny mean? Well I think it depends on the person, but heres what the definition of the word destiny is.
It says: it is a predetermined course of events.  So heres what I get out of it, yes GOD holds our destiny, but we determine our steps, which than determines what GOD does.  Proverbs 6:32 says:   But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
When we read that scripture we mostly focus on the fact that they are talking about committing adultery right? Well for today I dont want you to focus on that word, or the fact that they even said the word adultery, I want you to focus on the fact that they are talking about a choice man is making and how that one choice can interfere with their destiny.
In a way think of it as a choice between good and evil, GOD says a man that commits adultery has no sense and whoever does so destroys himself, destroys himself!.  Can you believe that one wrong decision in life and you can literally destroy yourself??
The point im trying to make is that people take choices in life for granted, but our choices are what makes us. People my age always give excuses and when they make the wrong choice they say: oh well im young, or im just having a little fun, or the best one I have heard them say is, im trying to find myself.  Hearing that kind of crap kills me, because its not that easy or that simple your choices effect your future, your destiny.
Even the small choices in life can affect our destiny, its time we wake up and stop taking advantage of our lives and start really thinking about the choices we make in our lives.
Philippians 3:18-19 says:  For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ.  Their destiny is destruction, their GOD is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.
Dont be like this, stop setting your minds on earthly things, life is to short for that, set your mind on the destiny GOD has for you, not man.  I been hearing so many people lately complaining about the future of our country and how they think one man can just destroy everything we worked so hard to build, Christians are the ones saying this kind of stuff and it is devastating to me, because if we are “SAVED” ( a Christian) than are we not covered by the blood of Jesus? isn’t that why Jesus died for us to protect us from this kind of thing?
Listen I dont know the president personally and so I dont know whats in that mans heart and either do any of you, there are many, many evil people in this world, im not saying the president is one of those people, but lets just say for a minute that he is, ok than what??? do you really think that one man can change the course of our destiny?? no only GOD and our flesh can change the course of our destiny.
Stop living  in fear!!! I always say life’s a battle so fight, and just for the record, I actually am for president Obama,  but the president does not own us or our destiny, so again ill say shut up and stop your whining and live your life to the fullest and live it joyfully Because as a child of GOD we can make a difference just as much as the president can.
Which brings me to my next point, what have you done in your own life to make a difference in this world?? what have you sacrificed?  No matter if you agree with Obamas decisions and choices or not, you can not deny that man and any other man that has gone before him has not sacrificed their lives to make our country the best it could be, may be they have stumbled along the way a little, but dont we all?? Oh but Jackie hes the president he should know better, no hes a human being just like the rest of us, he has flaws just like the rest of us, he has scars just like the rest of us, he bleeds just like the rest of us, and why, because again hes a human being, thats the difference between man and GOD.
Thats why Obama is called the president of our country and the LORD is called the LORD over all things.  So may be you dont agree with everything, but hey at least the mans trying, im not saying we should all try to be president ok LOL (laugh out loud) but im saying every one of us can choose things that can make a difference in this world, but do we always do that?? I know I dont, and I think its time that changes, we need to stop being lazy and pull out that armor!!
Habakkuk 2:2-3 says: Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.  For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. when I read that scripture it reminded me of when I was growing up.  You see years ago my dads dream was to start a landscaping company, and his dream was to have a tractor and a red truck and many other things that you obviously need to start a landscaping business, and at the time he had no clue how to make all these dreams come true. He was young, never finished school and definitely did not have many people in his life that could guide or encourage him, all he pretty much had was his faith and GODS word, and my mom LOL (laugh out loud). But that was enough for him, he started his business the same year I was born, which honestly that did not make it any easier. When I was born and both him and my mom realized how sick I was they could of both said hold it, we cant do this, its to risky right now, But they did not walk in fear, they did not let the shock of my birth or the many challenges we faced stop them, they still went through with it, and when they made that choice to start Alpha & Omega landscaping and snowplowing my dad carved a scripture on a plack that said.
Hebrews 11:1 it says:  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  And when he made that plack he than went and found little toy trucks and tractors and placed them in front of that sign and every day he looked at that sign and believed in faith that those toy trucks and tractors would become reality one day.
And you know what everything he prayed for and everything he stood on faith for and patiently waited for, GOD gave him, exactly like he wanted down to the color of the trucks even LOL (laugh out loud)
Now dont get me wrong im not saying he did all this and it instantly happened, it took years to achieve everything he achieved, but he did it, even though he had many people thinking he could not do it, he did, he started a landscaping business from the ground up.
And that landscaping business is what not only put food on the table, but is also what gave us everything we have.  Why am I bringing all this up you ask? to show you that if you stay on GODS path and follow the destiny you know he has for you, it will come to pass.
It may take years like my dads did, but it still came to pass.  I and my parents were told time and time again from the day I was born that I would never have a future or a destiny, and that I would be dead within weeks, but we stood on GODS word and his promises.
I stood on scriptures like, Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the
bones, or Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and any time I felt like I was battling this disease alone I would be reminded of, Isaiah 49:16 that says this,  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;  your walls are ever before me.
Our country has gone through so much this month with hurricane Sandy, and if that didn’t teach us how instantly our life’s could change than nothing will, enjoy life, dont dwell on it.
Proverbs 18:10 says:  The name of the Lord is a fortified tower the righteous run to it and are safe.  You all know a lot of my story and especially what I had gone through over the past winter, and it started to get very stressful as I had said in a past blog, and it came to a point where I was at a loss on what to do and I had started to question the destiny GOD had for me.
And it came to a point where I had to do exactly what proverbs 18:10 says I had nothing else left in me and all I could do anymore was just literally run to GOD and give him it all.  I remember right before that last surgery I felt so uplifted I truly did feel GOD holding me in that room.
Even though the surgery did not work out perfectly and yes I still get stomachaches from time to time, I still believe it did help in a way, I have been sick here and there, but I have not had to be admitted in to any hospital since Easter, and for me thats like a world record LOL (laugh out loud).
The past few weeks I had been praising GOD and really just trying to get my mind back on focusing on this website and you know some times when things are going really well for you and your filled with joy, the devil can try to take that away from you, and I dont know how you all believe ,that read my blogs, but I believe you can have spiritual encounters and some are good and some are bad and I think you have to determine whats, what.
And recently I was half asleep and half awake and all of a sudden I seen this ugly looking thing, that I dont even know if it was male or female, im thinking female but I dont know LOL (laugh out loud) and this thing kept smirking at me and started whispering the word death to me.
And when it first appeared it was all the way in the corner of my room and it kept moving closer and closer to me till it was standing over my bed and it went to put its hands around my neck while saying the word death and I forced myself to fully wake up and I just started praying.
And I was like ok what the heck was that about?? Even though I had experienced this creepy thing I wasn’t in fear, I prayed and the LORD started showing me what this was about, and what it was about is this.
Some times when we go to achieve things in our destiny we become crippled in fear and that is so, so sad, the devil does stuff naturally every day to cripple us, to disable us, and yes I know interesting choice of words coming from me LOL (laugh out loud) but its true there are things in every corner of our lives trying to disable us, when that devil tried to speak death over me, I could of let fear take over and I could of said oh my GOSH, am I finally dying?? but I didn’t, when that thing said the word death, I didn’t even react to it, because I knew it was a scare tactic,
I knew it was trying to take some thing that it knew I was sensitive about and use it against me and I knew to be smarter than that.  We have to be strong and know that we are covered by the blood of JESUS and no man nor devil can put fear in us or speak death over our lives ever, so next time you feel fear kicking in,  or someone starts speaking death over you, do what I did and kick it to the curb.
Ok just two fast announcements and than im done, part of my journey these past few months has been figuring out what way GOD wanted me to expand this website, and I finally received my answer.  As you all know I love writing, not just about my life but also about music, so what I am going to do is start a page where I interview different artists that have touched my heart over the years
And actually I already have three interviews started with three amazing christian artists and I cannot wait to share them all with you.  Also the second thing the LORD had been showing me is that, this is becoming not just a website not just a business not just a blog but also a ministry, and I dont mean this in a disrespectful or rude or selfish way, but building  a business or ministry can become very expensive at times LOL (laugh out loud) and so one of the things I started on here was a online store.
The LORD has been giving me different ideas over the months and my first creation is these lovely bracelets below and they say O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS and of course what that represents is Philippians 4:13 but also what it represents is the disease I am battling, which is called O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) and is another reason why the bracelets say O.I instead of just I CAN DO ALL THINGS, also the reason why they are yellow, is because yellow is what most people with O.I use to represent O.I.  You can find these bracelets on the side of my home page or on my facebook page, which again is THE-BOOK-OF-ROO I also have added a link at the bottom of this blog that will bring you to the store page, just to warn you though, as of right now we only accept paypal.
The money I collect from these bracelets will go partly towards the O.I foundation or rainbows babies and children’s hospital here in Ohio.
Also if you do not want to buy a bracelet but yet feel led to give a donation to THE-BOOK-OF-ROO you can on the facebook page, just click the box that says donate, again though please be warned THE-BOOK-OF-ROO only accepts paypal as of right now.
The reason im also trying to raise money, is not only to build the site up and help other foundations, but my dream or my goal, is to one day have enough funds raised to start my own foundation,  to help others, so that is also why im doing all of this LOL (laugh out loud).
Well this is another long blog but I really hope you enjoyed it and I really hope you keep reading and following me.  Ill end with this and than ill shut up I promise LOL (laugh out loud), I was having a conversation with a friend a few weeks ago and GOD reminded me of one of the first scriptures we learn in the bible as a kid in children’s church, Do you know what it is?? its
1 Samuel  17:49  it says: Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.  It is talking about David and Goliath.  The LORD reminded me of this because he wanted to prove to me once again, how he wants a fearless generation.  He wants people that are small and weak in the natural, but that are huge in the spirit to get out there and fight like david.
Complaining and expressing your feelings on facebook isn’t fighting for your destiny, GOD wants you to be brave and fearless we need to be a david generation and get out there and fight for our destiny.  Anyone that knows me can tell you I have given every ounce that is in me to fight for my destiny and I will continue doing so all the days of my life.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL THANKS FOR READING REMEMBER I LOVE YOU AND AM PRAYING FOR YOU ALL AND PLEASE DONT FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS TO MY PRAYER REQUEST PAGE. AND REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  Below is the link to bracelets and facebook page

 THIS IS THE O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS BRACELETS

AND HERES THE LINK TO WHERE YOU GO TO PURCHASE THE BRACELETS

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Book-Of-Roo/151161801598843?sk=app_172876086066223

AND HERES THE FACEBOOK PAGE WHERE YOU GO TO KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING THE-BOOK-OF-ROO AND ALSO WHERE YOU GO TO DONATE 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Book-Of-Roo/151161801598843

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE!!! (A THANKFUL HEART)

May 9, 2011

 PSALMS 107:1

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.

Hi all. I am so sorry I have not wrote anything since easter 😦 I do have some good excuses though lol (laugh out loud).  I really wanted to write a blog about Wishbone day! (ill explain what Wishbone day is in a second).  Sadly Wishbone day was on Friday May 6th, so I did not get to writing the blog in time for it 😦 so for now ill still just give a brief explanation, about what Wishbone day is.

You see, Wishbone day, is a day where people with OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA (brittle bone disease) the disease I was born with and battle every day.  Come together from all over the world!! and wear yellow to show awareness for the disease.

More importantly, Wishbone day, is a day to celebrate our accomplishments and to celebrate Life, and it’s a day to show people that we really can do all things through Christ who gives us strength and that yes, with GOD all things really are possible.

 For those of you who may be  new readers and may not know much about this disease, let me briefly tell you a little bit about it.  It is a brittle bone disease, The bones do not grow right and it is a disease where people can break bones daily!!

There are different types or severities of the disease.  The type I have is one of the most severe types.  I break my bones every hour!! people ask me all the time if when I break my bones, is it as painful as it would be for any average “Healthy” person? my answer to that question is, yes!!!!!! the pain you all feel when you break a bone, is the exact same as the pain I or anyone with Osteogenesis Imperfecta feels, the difference is, what it takes to actually break the bones and then the way they heal.

 For instance, you all may break your bones by falling off a bike, or getting in to a car accident, where I on the other hand would break my bones by coughing or just taking a deep breath.  Thats Osteogenesis Imperfecta in a nutshell lol (laugh out loud).

 The reason I did not get to doing this “Wishbone day blog” is because,  First I was sick,  and than my computer started crashing on me, so I could not get online much.

The Video above is my own creation!!! it took me four days! to do this video,  Because of my computer being so messed up lol (laugh out loud).  But hey at least I got it done, right? right lol.

My first intentions for doing this video, was to show my support for OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA and Wishbone day (awareness day).

Sadly my computer did not cooperate with me and Wishbone day came and went lol (laugh out loud), and at first I was kind of disapointed and I was going to scratch the whole project. than I went online and seen all the amazing things my friends and family did to support Wishbone day,OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA and me.

I also seen all the stuff other families, from all over the world!! were doing, and I was very touched and in that moment the LORD spoke to me and told me to continue creating this video and guided me into a new direction and path.

Other than mentioning Wishbone day, I really did not know what to write  about until just now that is.  As I was reading the words that I was writing and thinking in my mind about what I went through trying to make this video on my” junk” of a laptop lol (laugh out loud) I felt the LORD speaking to me and telling me to write on PATIENTS!!!

My computer kept freezing every twenty to thirty minutes, while I was making this “Wishbone day” video, which means, I had to keep restarting  everything every twenty to thirty minutes.  I was getting so annoyed at times that ill admit, I definitely had some ungodly thoughts going on in my head about this laptop and video lol (laugh out loud)

And I so wanted to just give up on this thing and forget that it ever existed and I soooo wished, I had never thought of making it to begin with.  But than as I was looking at all the pictures of people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta and hearing all their stories about all the things they have overcome in life

And than thinking about all i’ve overcome.  I thought to myself, heck no, I have never given up on anything before, so something as small as this for sure is not going to scare me away or break me.

I kept at that video till it was perfect!! I could have chose to give up, that would have been the easy thing, right? no we cannot allow anything in life to scare us away, we keep fighting for our goals, we keep pressing forward.

If you do research on all the people with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, you will see how many things these people (including me) fight for, on a daily basis.  If there is something you want in life, FIGHT for it, I hate when I hear Christians say: well I was trying for this, or that, but it just didn’t happen, so I guess that means GOD has other plans.

Well yes that could be true for some people and some situations, but there are also times where I think, we are stopping our selves from getting what we want in life, because we can be so impatient.   Some Christians and people in general just want everything NOW!.

And yes there are times GOD does make things instantly happen, but there are other times where we need to fight for things, fight for  L.I.F.E. Why do you think the bible says in EPHESIANS 6:10-18.

Finally, let the LORD make you strong. Depend on his mighty power.  Put on all of GOD’S Armor.  Then you can stand firm against the devil’s evil plans.  Our fight is not against the rulers, the authorities and the powers of this dark world.  It is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly world.

So put on all of GODS armor.  Evil days will come.  But you will be able to stand up to anything.  And after you have done everything you can, you will still be strong.  So stand firm.  Put the belt of truth around your waist.

Put the armor of Godliness on your chest.  Wear on your feet what will prepare you to tell the good news of peace.  Also, pick up the shield of faith.  With it you can put out all of the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Put on the helmet of salvation.  And tale the sword of the holy spirit.  The sword is God’s word.  At all times, pray by the power of the spirit.  Pray all kinds of prayers.  Be watchful, so that you can pray.  Always keep on praying for all of God’s people.

So see don’t you get it? there are times the enemy comes in to attack, kill and destroy, (even in the small things) but we cannot back down.  We need to FIGHT!!

In a part of the video I made, you will see it says: DON’T EVER GIVE UP! if you just Abide and stand, you’re greatest victory is at hand.  I got that saying from Beckah Shae.  I think it’s awesome.  We all just need to keep doing what I did with that video and instead of just giving up right away, like we do.  We need to pray and have GOD help and lead us through.  Just like he lead me on how to make this video work still.

I was talking to someone the other day that was a little discouraged about something and she kept saying: I just don’t think I could do this anymore.  I told her the same thing I am about to tell you, the word cant is not in my dictionary, I hate that word and I hate hearing people say it.

GOD gave us free will, which means everything in life’s a choice.  Yes some things may be harder to do and you may have to give every ounce of strength thats in you to do it, but you can! cause again we can do all things through christ who gives us strength.  So keep fighting for L.I.F.E.

Before I end this weeks blog, I would like to give a special thank you to my friend Laura Clemente and all the people from all three of the LA BARBERIA SALONS and all the people from LABARBERIA  INSTITUTE OF HAIR (IN CLEVELAND OHIO).  Thank you all so much for supporting me in making Wishbone day heard

And also thanks for letting me share a little bit of my heart with you all.  Laura you have known me for probably close to 20 years now and you have been an amazing friend. Thanks for everything you have always done for me 🙂

Also happy belated Mothers day to all the moms out there.  Mom you have been amazing and have given your entire life to care for me, I will always be grateful for having you in my life, your the best!

Enjoy Life all be grateful for everything GOD has given us.  That is what Wishbone days about Celebrating LIFE, SO COME ON ALL LETS CELEBRATE, BY PRAISING OUR GOD FOR GIVING US LIFE AND LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY.  WELL THATS ALL GOD GAVE ME FOR TODAY.  SEE YOU NEXT WEEK ALL. GOD BLESS AND REMEMBER I LOVE YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU 🙂

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FORGIVENESS/GOLD (SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM BECKAH SHAE PART 2)

March 1, 2011

PROVERBS 17:9

HE WHO COVERS AND FORGIVES AN OFFENSE SEEKS LOVE, BUT HE WHO REPEATS

OR HARPS ON A MATTER SEPARATES EVEN CLOSE FRIENDS

Hi all. Well today was another hard day to figure out what to write on, because I knew I had said I wanted to write about FORGIVENESS this week, but after I said that GOD kept showing me something new to write on.  So what I decided to do after praying all night about it, I decided to write two blogs this week!!!! ill do this one today and than between Friday and Sunday ill come out with another (new blog) about something else the LORD had showed me 🙂 OK now that, that’s taken care of, lets get down to business hehehe.  The topic today is FORGIVENESS!!!!! what does forgiving someone mean??? like I said last week forgiving someone means to release your self from a situation, it does not mean your giving in to or supporting the wrong that other person did to you, it just means your removing your self from that situation. I love how Beckah Shae explains it best, she says: The word forgive means: to give up wanting to punish, The word freedom means: liberty, The word liberty means: freedom from slavery.  She goes on to say that a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp during the holocaust said: “Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you.” I hate to keep saying this every time I read Beckah Shae’s stuff, because I know you all gotta be sick of hearing me say this all the time lol but again I have to say, when I read that, it was another life changing moment for me.  She goes on to say: To forgive does not show that you are weak, but that through Christ you are Strong!!!. 2 Corinthians 12:9“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  So don’t you see what I’m trying to show and tell you? forgiving someone isn’t about anyone else or anything else, it is about you!!!! like I said last week I had to learn that so much in my life, and I truly thank Beckah Shae for writing this song and that blog, because it showed me not only what FORGIVENESS is about and what it means, but it also showed me how to forgive!!!.  After I heard that song I truly learned how to forgive.  Three weeks after I first heard that song, someone that I had grown to hold a lot of anger against, I was finally able to release myself, from that situation.  I wrote that person a letter explaining how I felt, I told them I loved and forgave them and than moved on.  No I am not best friends with this person and no this person was not able to fully except what I had to say, but that wasn’t the point of the letter, the point of the letter was to free myself from everything I had been feeling.  You know most Christians think, if you have something negative your feeling about another person, keep it to your self, because if you talk about it, that’s “sinful behavior” but I disagree, like I said last week, we are all not going to love each other or at least, I should say, we all don’t love each other and that’s so sad because we should, because Jesus does, but the reality is we don’t, and I think there’s always going to be issues were going to have with one another, that’s life, but I think we need to stop living in denial about it all and instead of holding all our feelings inside, speak up about it if someone hurts your feelings don’t sit there and ignore it, speak up about it to them, I’m not saying to scream at them or call them every name in the book, I’m just saying speak up and say: hey you know I just wanted to tell you, your actions yesterday really hurt and upset me.  EVERYONE HEAR WHAT I’M SAYING PLEASE!!!! I’m saying its OK to share your heart with one another, don’t tell me all that’s in your heart is birds chirping and roses blooming, I’m sorry I’m not buying it, we are all human, we all have hurt in us, sadness in us, disappointment in us, happiness in us, love in us, what I’m saying is our hearts our filled with mixed emotions, and not just birds chirping and roses blooming lol.  So speak up even when its about the sadness or ugliness in you.  Like I said last week, I so had to learn that in my life, I never shared negative things I was feeling, up until this past year or so, I always kept it all inside, because that’s what I thought a good “Christan” did.  I was wrong and the LORD showed me that more and more this past year.  Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying and please excuse my language but I’m not saying, I’m giving you all an excuse or free pass to be a jerk whenever you want lol, no no no no no NO!!!! I’m just saying if you have some negative feelings inside its OK to let them out, in the right way that is and in a calmly manor.  Keep having the LORD guide you and he will show you how to handle those certain situations and feelings.  Remember when your going through that fire you want to come out? GOLD!!!!!!.  Just keep letting the LORD lead you through that fire and when he does he will burn all your imperfections away BABY!!! LIFE PEOPLE L.I.F.E LOVE IN FULL EFFECT, lets love like he loves, which part of loving like he loves, means we forgive like he forgives!!!! if people go to tear you down, just love on them, just love on them.  Jesus forgave us and gave us life right?? if he could forgive us for all the torture we put him through, than I think we could forgive each other right???? lets keep moving forward to the future.  I have realized that nothing no man or woman on earth, or childish situations are gonna stop me from my journey with the LORD nothing is going to stop me from my destiny, the destiny GOD has planned for me.  Life is way to short to focus on pain, anger, hurt, and resentment so forgive and forget, and keep moving forward.  Lke 6:36 says: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.  HAVE A BLESSED WEEK ALL, REMEMBER BOTH ME AND THE LORD LOVE YA. SEE YOU ALL IN A FEW DAYS BUH BYE FOR NOW 🙂 BELOW IS A PRAYER I COPIED FROM BECKAH SHAE’S BLOG, PLEASE READ AND PRAY

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I confess my sins ___________ and ask you to please forgive me. I accept and receive the precious gift of your son Jesus Christ who came to release me from the penalty of my sin by dying a brutal death on a cross so that I may know L.I.F.E. I believe I am now forgiven and that you remember my sins no more. I choose to forgive myself and to live and walk in freedom from guilt and shame. Today I choose to forgive those who have hurt me or offended me. I choose to Love like you. I choose to extend Mercy like yours. I choose to give Grace like yours. I trust you and believe you make All things work out for the Good for those who love you. I love you. Please take my brokenness and make me whole, take my sorrow and give me joy, take my pain and give me peace, take all my questions and give me wisdom. I’m ready to Fly in the Mighty name of Yeshua! Amen

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FORGIVENESS/GOLD (THIS IS SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM BECKAH SHAE)

February 22, 2011

ROMANS 12:2

DO NOT CONFORM TO THE PATTERN OF THIS WORLD, BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TEST AND APPROVE WHAT GOD’S WILL IS-HUS GOOD, PLEASING AND PERFECT WILL.

Hi all.  One fast announcement before I get into today’s blog, awhile back I seen Beckah Shae’s husband advertise this Christian website called gospel innovation, he was advertising it, because they were advertising Beckah Shae, so when I seen it I thought hmmm why not contact them for myself, to advertise my blog? so I did and 2 or 3 months later I get a letter back from them, not only agreeing to make a page on their site for me, but also agreeing to put a banner up on their other site pages and not only that but also, the guy tells me he owns a web design company and is willing to design a new banner for me, on my site!!! isn’t that awesome!!!! GOD is so good, Thank you Beckah Shae and her husband you two ROCK!!! LOL here is the page talking about me and THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, on their site  http://gospelinnovation.com/?p=3592 .  I was pretty confused on what to write about today, so I went and started praying and crying out to GOD and during my time of prayer, GOD once again led me to Beckah Shae’s site.  When I first felt him telling me to go there, I thought oh LORD no!!! I love, love, LOVE Beckah Shae and her music, but if I keep bringing her up week after week people are going to start thinking I’m infatuated with her lol, but at the same time I knew what the LORD was laying on my heart and knew the words I needed to write were from him and not from my love for Beckah Shae.  So if anyone has a problem with me speaking of her music once again, take it up with GOD lol.  Sorry if that sounds rude, but like I have said over and over, I only write things I know the LORD is telling me to write, or things I and the LORD both feel, “together”  words that people need to hear.  So here I am getting ready to write about Beckah Shae once again, actually just to warn you, my next 2 blogs will be about things Ive learned from Beckah Shae’s music and her words of wisdom.  What I have learned about (from her) is how to forgive and how to be made pure (pure like GOLD).  You see in the past few years especially my early and late teens, I had a lot of people that had basically started showing me the real them and they hurt and disappointed me and I had started getting very discouraged and angry.  The worse part is most of the people that started making me feel this way were so called “church” people and I basically had, like I said before in my blogs, was giving up on church, because I felt all church people were fake and liars and all they did was discourage me and I felt I could not trust any of them, especially because some of these people were not only “church” people but also were family.  So here I am, I lost half my friends, some of my family and my church, so why would I trust people or church again right? wrong!! one of the most valuable things Ive learned this year is, life is not perfect even as a Christian, yes like I said before, if we try hard enough we can achieve perfection in CHRIST, but life and our own selves are not perfect only GOD is.  I had to learn and did learn with Beckah Shae and the LORDS help, that being angry is not solving anything, it is not teaching the person who did me wrong anything and it is not making me feel any better, so whats the point?  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my FAMILY and I mean no disrespect to any of them when I say this, but I have seen what being angry and holding on to stupid grudges can do to a person and to a family, trust me it is not worth it.  You know to forgive someone doesn’t mean your supporting the wrong they did to you, it means  your letting the past go, your wiping the slate clean, your releasing your self from the situation.  Let me ask you how many times do you think GOD has forgiving you? any of us for that matter?  Matthew 18:21-22 says.  Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.  I had to learn to let the past go to be free from everything, everyone doesn’t have to love me and not everyone will, its sad because we all should love one another, that’s what GOD wants of us, but that’s not going to happen, what I learned is. I cannot change other people only GOD can.  I had to learn to surrender to GODS will and stop worrying about my needs my desires, my wants, and just give in to GODS needs and wants.  You know I always loved GOLD just like any other girl in the world, but when I met Beckah Shae and learned what it truly meant and was about I now not only love it but am in love with it lol.  In her blog about GOLD she said this: In order for gold to be refined, it must be subjected to an intense fire. This fire is what purifies the gold, because it separates out all of the impurities in the gold, also known as the dross. As the dross is burned away, only the pure gold remains. The refiner knows when the gold is sufficiently purified when he can look into the nugget of gold and see his face in the reflection. This refining process is the only way gold is made. There are no alternatives, and no shortcuts. Just as the refiner knows his gold is ready when he can see his face in it, we’ll know that we’re becoming more like God when others can look at us when we’re going through trials and suffering and see His face.  Isn’t that good?? I thought it was at least hehehehe.  In the middle of writing this blog the LORD spoke to my heart and I feel he wanted me to share something with you all.  Did you know that when we go to church it is not about the people?? yes we are the body of CHRIST “the church”, but our purpose of going to church is to learn about CHRIST JESUS not to focus on other people.  I have been very guilty of this myself, the minute I see people saying or doing things I don’t like, my first instinct is to run on out but I and the rest of us need to stop that, because its not about the people.  Its about getting to know the LORD and what we can learn about him by being there.  Again we need to start putting his needs before ours. Job 23:10 says:  But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. That’s how I want to be, when I am tested, when I am thrown in to that FIRE I WANT TO COME OUT GOLD BABY!!!! LOL.  So next time life disappoints you or someone upsets you don’t get discouraged, stay strong, believe in faith that GOD will see you through and that you will be made GOLD.  The minute I learned this about GOLD, it changed my life.  It really and truly did, I feel so much stronger now and ever since I started living in a more positive way positive things have been happening.  Like I said in my new years blog I know, I can feel, that great things are going to start happening this year not only for me, but for all of us, and I think the word of GOD is going to start spreading like wild fires.  Stay strong all don’t get discouraged keep on fighting keep pushing through that fire because you will come out GOLD one day.  I promise. I AND THE LORD LOVE YOU. SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK GOD BLESS 🙂

 

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