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HAVE FUN WITH JESUS MY FRIEND (THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MARY TRAYNOR)

October 13, 2017

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REVELATIONS 21:21-27

THE TWELVE GATES WERE TWELVE PEARLS, EACH GATE MADE OF A SINGLE PEARL. THE GREAT STREET OF THE CITY WAS OF GOLD, AS PURE AS TRANSPARENT GLASS. I DID NOT SEE A TEMPLE IN THE CITY, BECAUSE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB ARE ITS TEMPLE. THE CITY DOES NOT NEED THE SUN OR THE MOON TO SHINE ON IT, FOR THE GLORY OF GOD GIVES IT LIGHT, AND THE LAMB IS ITS LAMP.  THE NATIONS WILL WALK BY ITS LIGHT, AND THE KINGS OF THE EARTH WILL BRING THEIR SPLENDOR INTO IT. ON NO DAY WILL ITS GATES EVER BE SHUT, FOR THERE WILL BE NO NIGHT THERE. THE GLORY AND HONOR OF THE NATIONS WILL BE BROUGHT INTO IT. NOTHING IMPURE WILL EVER ENTER IT, NOR WILL ANYONE WHO DOES WHAT IS SHAMEFUL OR DECEITFUL. BUT ONLY THOSE WHOSE NAMES ARE WRITTEN IN THE LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE.

Hi all, this will be a extremely short blog I promise. As some of you know yesterday was a sad day for me and my family. A dear friend/family member passed away yesterday. This woman was not a blood relative but she might as well have been. To us she was family. All day yesterday I kept thinking about her and what I could say, but she was so important to us and such a blessing to us that there was no words I could say to express how important this woman was to my family. For those who follow my Facebook page and also those who know how important she was. You all were probably surprised by the fact that I didn’t post anything.

But every time I went to post something I just felt it wasn’t good enough for her. Than I thought, well wait I can post a picture I have of her. This particular picture I have passsed by a million times in my computer but I was so frustrated because the one time I wanted it and I could not find it! I was so annoyed.

So all day I was like what do I do? What do I say? At 10:00 yesterday night I still had nothing. So I decided to let it go and go to bed LOL. Than about 3AM I woke up out of a dead sleep and the Lord reminded me of this ring (pictured below👇)IMG_3375

You see on my 16th birthday (I think 16) Mary gave me this ring. She gave it to me for two reasons, number one the ring was important to her because the diamond in it was from her childhood and she always dreamed of passing stuff like this down to her children/grandchildren and since I was the closest thing she had to a granddaughter she decided to have the diamond from her childhood ring made into a ring for me. She said she gave it to me over my siblings because one, she knew my brother wouldn’t want a woman’s looking diamond LOL and second, my sister. She knew even at that time was close to being engaged. So she said she knew she’d eventually get her diamond LOL. When she gave it to me she went into this story about herself when she was a young woman. She said not to long after she came to know Jesus she saved up money to buy herself a ring similar to this one and she said the reason she did that is because she wanted to show the LORD that no matter what happened in life he’d always come first and he’d be her one true love, her father, her  maker, and yes even her husband. Than she went on to say, the only thing she struggled with. Was the fact that she never had any children of her own. Than one day she said my dad came into her life, and the Lord placed it not only on her heart but also my Fathers, to look at my dad as her son and my dad look at her as a second Mother, so yes my Dad and all us kids were very spoiled with many parents/grandparents LOL.  Mary was so excited to know that the Lord gave her the desire of her heart not only to know she had a son who honored her like a son would honor their mother, but that also it carried on to his kids because me and my siblings and especially me truly did look at her as a Grandmother.

Mary not only told me that whenever I look at this ring to remember that the Lord does give us the desires of our hearts, but also that she wanted me to think of this ring the way she thought of her ring. She told me to remember even if I had no one but him it be ok. People always ask mE why this ring looks so much like an engagement ring, well that’s because that’s the way Mary intended it to look like. She wanted me to know that even if I never got a ring from a man it be ok and it wasn’t the end of the world because I have the ring I was intended to have. And I have a relationship with the most amazing, wonderful man around and that’s my savior Jesus Christ.

Mary helped pray me through so many hard times she is definitely going to be missed by me and so many others. Mary helped so many people not just me and my family. I just have one request from all those she helped. Don’t forget the amazing things that woman did for so many of us. The last few years of her life were not easy, but even through her pain she continued to praise and honor her king. So please let’s do that for her now. Let’s not forget what she did for us and let’s honor her. Her body may be gone but I believe her spirit carries on. I believe she can see what I’m writing even now. Knowing her she’s sitting there with Jesus singing hymns while reading this article.

To anyone that’s in my condition. Please don’t take what I wrote out of context. I am not saying people in our condition can’t fall in love (so no hate mail) LOL. I believe we can, I’m not saying we can’t, heck I’m not even saying I can’t. I’m just saying thrU my teen years and even now. No matter what life brings I’ll always have the Lords love and his promises and this diamond ring is a reminder of that.

I did not plan on writing a blog at all today honestly I hadn’t planned on one even this month but since I’m here I figure I’ll give you a little update of the book. It’s coming great. I’m hoping to have it released by Easter. There shouldn’t be any more delays from this point on. We officially have a publisher!! Which is a huge deal. I’m not ready to give out who the publisher is or any true details about the book, but I did want you to at least know I’m working very hard on this book. And honestly the passing of my friend Mary is pushing me to work even harder, because her one request before she died was to read my book and I’m sad to know she will not be here to celebrate the release with me. But even though she’s not here, that does not mean she won’t see it. She will probably get to read it before any of you LOL and best part is she will be able to get the Lords reaction, cone to think of it I’m kinda jealous LOL.

The one thing I need still is donations! You all are amazing and I know you have given so much already, but sadly every penny that I raised went to the publisher, I literally just made it. Down to the dollar practically. But sadly a publisher just publishes the book LOL. Now I need to raise money for advertising! As awesome as it is to have started the publishing process, the publishing of the book will mean nothing if I do not have the money for advertising to get the word out about the book, and sadly facebook isn’t enough of a platform for advertising LOL, I wish it were, but sadly it’s not LOL So our new goal is to raise money for advertising! People keep asking me all the time what do I need to get this book out there, well this is what I need. Prayers and money. So that’s my update I need more money (Joking/Sorta) LOL.

Are you guys wondering why I chose Revelations 21:21-27 as my main scripture for this blog? Well if you were wondering, it is because Mary always talked about the day she’d see Jesus face to face and she always bragged about what heaven looked like. She’d quote that verse above practically every time I seen her. She also loved to sing Hymns which is why I chose to feature that video above👆Although Mary would probably say this particular version is to modern for her, but oh well Mary I’m working with what I got sister LOL.

Once again I’m reminded how short life truly is. Don’t waste today because you truly don’t know your tomorrows! By the way everyone keep an eye out for mary’s name to appear in my book. There’s an even more amazing story I share about her and what I experienced with her by my side! 😜

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DEATH HAS NO GRIP ON ME…(THANKFUL FOR HIS SAVING GRACE)

November 26, 2016

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PSALM 116:3-4

THE CORDS OF DEATH ENTANGLED ME, THE ANGUISH OF THE GRAVE CAME OVER ME; I WAS OVERCOME BY DISTRESS AND SORROW. THEN I CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD: “LORD, SAVE ME!”

Hi all. So this article should not be to long. I just really wanted a chance to update you on everything that’s happened since August and the victory I achieved once again!

Not to long after I wrote my last article (to read previous article Click here) all the medical issues I mentioned in that article got Ten times worse. So bad I finally told my Doctors I could not take it anymore and something had to be done! I was doing everything that was humanly possible to just fight through the symptoms. Because the options the Doctors had for me, were all extremely risky, and they all involved major Surgery. So we all, including myself, felt the risk was to high and not worth it. Everyone (including myself) felt, if I were to go through with most of the Surgeries they had on the table for me. They would probably have killed me, and if they did not kill me they definitely would have destroyed the life I have now. But than in July my symptoms just started getting so extreme I could not take it.

I was practically crying myself to sleep every Night for at least Two Months. Because I was doing all I could to fight through everything, and knew if I chose Surgery my life would probably end. Honestly if this was any other time in my life,.I would have been ok with that, not because I was ok with “dying” but because I knew where I’d be going and knew my ultimate goal in life is to be with him (Jesus) anyways . So if this was any other time I would have taken the risk in a heart beat, but in this moment I just felt if my life ended, it would have ended before it was supposed to. I had so many things in my life I was not willing to give up yet, and so many things I had worked so hard to achieve, like this Book. I felt like if I were to have died now, it would have been like loosing a race at the finish line. Everything inside me was just not willing to accept that my life could end. But yet I was very conflicted and I will admit I think I let fear grip me a little.

I tortured myself and my body for almost Six Months. Trying to fight these symptoms I was having. Because I did not want to go through another risky Surgery. But than in July things just got, like I said, Ten times worse. My Stomach felt like a Rock was inside it again, and the fluid that was building up in my Brain was getting so extreme. All I wanted to do was sleep, but yet I couldn’t sleep because I was so uncomfortable. I couldn’t watch tv, I couldn’t read and my eyes felt like they weighted a Billion pounds.  After awhile I had even realized my face was starting to swell a little too.

So after I wrote that article in August and after my 30th Birthday. I prayed, and after my time in prayer. I felt even though I didn’t want to, I had to go through with Surgery. So I sat down with my Parents and all my Doctors, and I told them I’m sorry but you have to do something, anything. I was willing to take the risk because I felt the Lord was telling me I was dying with or without the Surgery and at that point I felt. As risky as the surgery was, doing nothing was more risky. I had no doubt in my mind if they did not do something soon than that would be it, my life would have been over.

After having a long talk with my Doctors. I did finally get them to agree that something had to be done, and I was so relieved they were willing to try. At least I was relieved for about Twenty Seconds LOL. Than in the middle of the Doctors appointment as the Surgeons were telling me their plan. I hear the Lord saying: no, that plans going to kill you, tell them to do this….

The Lord than laid out this whole plan that he wanted me to suggest to the Doctors. I won’t explain all the details because most probably won’t understand it anyways LOL but bottom line really is. The Doctors wanted to move my Shunt and instead of having it drain in my Belly. They wanted to go in the Vein that’s in the Neck, the one that’s connected to our Heart.  They wanted to connect the Shunt tubing to that Vein so than the extra fluid in my Brain would just get absorbed into my Blood stream.

The Lord on the other hand kept telling me not to have them do that and instead have them go in my Belly and basically do the same Surgery they did in 2012. Which is go in cut as much Scar Tissue out as possible and than move the Tubing to the Shunt over a little. The Surgeons did not agree with that plan at all at first. Because the more you cut out Scar Tissue the worse it gets. The Doctor explained it as being like a Snake. You can cut a Snakes tail off over and over, but it will continually grow back.

That is how Scar Tissue works, the more you cut it, the more it will grow back. The Doctors were also worried about how little room I have left inside my Belly. I have so little room left inside my Belly. That they were worried they may not be able to even fit their instruments in there to be able to cut Scar Tissue out. Without the risk of damaging my Organs.  The Doctors also did not want to go through with that plan because it was not a “fix” it was basically just a way to buy time. But the Lord kept telling me it was ok. Because number One, no matter what treatment plan I chose nothings technically a “fix” every plan on the table was just a way to buy time. But the important thing at this point is what plan would benefit me the most.  The Lord kept telling me I did not have to worry about the future, I just had to worry about this moment.

After the Doctors gave their plan I than nicely asked them and my Parents why we couldn’t do the plan I knew the Lord was showing me. Of course I didn’t tell them it was what the Lord was telling me. I just asked why we couldn’t cut the Scar Tissue out? That’s when the Doctor told me about it growing back faster and stronger the more you mess with it. So I just shut up at that point cause I didn’t know what to do and I felt they were going to do what they wanted no matter what I said. Because their the Doctors and they know better than me.

After the Doctors got done giving their plan they asked if they could leave the room for a Minute. They wanted to go look at my Scans One more time. So while they were looking at the Scans I just started praying and I told the Lord. Lord of course I trust you more than anyone but I don’t know how to get them to trust you, or me for that matter. So if this plan that you keep telling me about really can help me live. Than speak to those Doctors Hearts yourself and change their Mind.

The Doctor comes back in and is continuing to say that they want to go through my Neck and to the Vein connected to my Heart. And as their talking I’m just saying to myself oh come on Lord speak to these Doctors Hearts. Than all of a sudden the One Surgeon sits down and starts staring at my Belly and says: well if you really want to go in the Belly, I guess I’d be willing to try, but I can’t make any promises. Now let me remind you when he said all this I hadn’t said One word, I never asked them about going through my Belly again, all I did was pray LOL. I knew the Minute the Doctor said he was willing to try. Than that meant the Lord was working it out already but just to be sure I responded by saying. Well your the Doctors you know best and he looked at me and said no this is team work. You and your parents know you’re body better than any one of us. So please don’t be afraid to say stuff we will listen. In that moment it’s like I felt an instant break through and I knew the Lords hands were on this. (Psalm 118:8) It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.

(As I told you all awhile back. When I hear certain songs, sometimes I get just as encouraged, ministered to or even learn from them as I do from hearing a good teaching or from reading the Bible and while I was in the midst of writing this article I found this album by a group called Unspoken. Two of the songs on the album are perfect for this article. When I heard a song called Miracle on the album I knew I had to share it in this article, it’s soo beautiful and powerful. Unfortunately I cannot post the song in the article like I’d usually do because I don’t have any rights or permission to do so, and I didn’t have the time to work my magic and try to get a hold of them for permission. But I at least wanted to share the lyrics with you all. This is lyrics to a song called Miracle by Unspoken, I encourage you all to go listen to this song)

LYRICS TO MIRACLE:

“Miracle”

Have you stopped reaching?
No longer seeking greater things
Have you forgotten you have a father listening?
He tells the sun when to rise
Gives the wind it’s breath
Swings a door wide open and moves in a moment you least expect

Don’t you give up on a miracle
You’ve got to speak the impossible
You’ve got to pray till you break through breaks through the ceiling keep on believing
Don’t you give up
Don’t you give up on a miracle

How many chances?
How many answers pass us by?
You know it takes faith to step on the waves when you’re terrified
So when you’re packed in a corner
And can’t wait any longer

Don’t you give up on a miracle
You’ve got to speak the impossible
You’ve got to pray till you break through breaks through the ceiling keep on believing
Don’t you give up
Don’t you give up on a miracle

Feels like the presents the words you’ve spoken
They go unnoticed like drops in the ocean
Just beyond the veil of your vision
Your mountains are moving, moving on
Remember the works his hand has done
Where you once were and how far you’ve come

Don’t you give up on a miracle
You’ve got to speak the impossible
You’ve got to pray till you break through breaks through the ceiling keep on believing
Don’t you give up
Don’t you give up on a miracle

You’ve got to speak the impossible
Pray till you break through breaks through the ceiling keep on believing
Don’t you give up
Don’t you give up on a miracle

Pray till you break through breaks through the ceiling keep on believing

The past Two or Three Years have been a rough one, not just physically but mentally. I have lost a lot of people who I never thought in a Billion Years would have passed before me. A lot of these people were people that had been praying for me and my life for Years. So I had a lot of anxiety about that too. Because I kept thinking, if these people who were healthy and strong died, than how could I think I’d live? I mean even the person who I considered to be my Pastor and who I had been following for Years passed away just Two-Three Weeks ago (Kim Clement).  He had been sick for over a Year. He had a lot of major health issues going on but it all started with a Brain Bleed. I remember just Days before he had his first Bleed. Actually I remember exactly when it was, Three Days. Just Three Days before He had his first Brain Bleed. I had contacted his team to ask if they all, including Kim, could please be praying for me. I explained to them how I was having issues with my Brain and how I was at risk of going through major Brain Surgery and also how I was at risk of my Brain being damaged. Never in a Million Years did I expect to open my Computer and find out that everything I was in fear of happening to me would happen to him. And now sadly this Month I found out he did lose his battle, and yes I know the good news is that he’s with our Lord Jesus Christ. But the bad news is it all happened way to soon. He had so much ahead of him. This man and his team had prayed me back to life more times than I could keep track of.

Sadly I have so many stories of people that passed away to soon and people who took part in helping me fight, people who helped me live. I’m not going to sit here and try to give some Christian cliche to try to explain it all.  Because the truth is I don’t know why this happened, I don’t know why it happened to Kim or the 6-7 other people I knew who lost their lives these past few Years. But One thing it did teach me once again, is how precious life is! I know you are all sick of hearing me say that by now, but it truly is. It also reminded me how even in the midst of a storm my God is still faithful!

When your someone like me, whose been battling life for Thirty Years. After awhile it becomes your normalcy. And after awhile no matter how serious things get you just assume or expect to make it through. Because you have made it so many times before. After awhile it’s almost like you become numb to the reality of how serious you’re health is. And it wasn’t until all these people had passed that I truly realized how fast life can be taken from us. Truly in a heart beat you could just be gone!! And I’ve realized that more lately than I ever had.

(Mark 13:32-37) “But no one knows about that day or hour. Not even the angels in heaven know. The Son does not know. Only the Father knows. Keep watch! Stay awake! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away. He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge. Each one is given a task to do. He tells the one at the door to keep watch.

“So keep watch! You do not know when the owner of the house will come back. It may be in the evening or at midnight. It may be when the rooster crows or at dawn. He may come suddenly. So do not let him find you sleeping.  What I say to you, I say to everyone. ‘Watch!’ ”

I had so many mixed emotions when they were wheeling me off to Surgery. In one breathe I was relaxed and calm. Because any time I kept thinking negatively. The Lord would give me visions, of me waking up after Surgery and being perfectly fine. In the visions I seen I was ok but yet I kept thinking of all these people I knew this year who believed just as strongly as I did and who were gone. Even in that very moment of me getting ready for Surgery. I had Doctors on every end of my Bed. Basically explaining all the different ways I could die! It took them exactly Fifteen Minutes to explain Six different ways that I could die, or be stuck on machines for Months, to  where I’d still eventually die! I mean we were so sure this time that some thing could actually happen. That I even made a list of all my Personal information, like passwords to all my accounts and where I had placed certain things. That’s how much I let fear grip me. And I have to admit after Surgery I was pretty disappointed in myself. Disappointed that I allowed myself to think such negative things and most importantly that I allowed the devil to almost win.

It was also very confusing because like I said. I had all these Doctors and my family preparing me for the worst. But yet every time I closed my eyes and pictured what life would be like after Surgery. I was perfectly fine, I was better than fine, I was better than I had ever been after a Surgery. Every time I’d start crying or I’d get scared, the Lord would give me that same vision. I just could not get that vision of me waking up laughing and talking and being perfectly fine, out of my head. I kept telling the Lord, Lord I don’t get it. All these people are telling me I’m basically dying but yet all you keep showing me is life! Even when they placed me on the operating table, I went to start crying again and I couldn’t because this wave of peace just came over me and all of a sudden I kept hearing a song (it is well with me) play in my head and every time I’d close my eyes I’d see myself waking up after Surgery and being totally fine. In the vision I could even hear myself saying: I don’t get it, this was supposed to be one of the worse Surgeries I’ve had, but yet I am totally fine I’m not even drowsy from the anesthesia!

(Psalm 121:7-8) The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

(Lyrics to the Second song by Unspoken that I mentioned earlier. That I felt was perfect for this article. So I just had to share them too, and again I encourage you all to go get this album. It ministered to me so much this week)

LRYICS TO THE CURE:

“The Cure”

We’re all related, brothers and strangers,
The king and the beggar bleed the same.
We’ve all got a sickness, a terminal condition,
We medicate it but the pain won’t go away.

See the eyes of a million faces,
Looking forward in a million places,
Only one can save us, Jesus.

You are the cure!
Everybody’s searching for it,
Everybody’s reaching out,
Trying to grab a hold of something real.
You are the cure!
Only you can satisfy us,
Fill up the void inside us,
Never been a heart you couldn’t heal.

You are the cure…

You are the doctor, healer and father,
To the orphan without a home.
We feel in the darkness, lost till you found us,
You are the remedy we’ve been looking for.

You are the cure!
Everybody’s searching for it,
Everybody’s reaching out,
Trying to grab a hold of something real.
You are the cure!
Only you can satisfy us,
Fill up the void inside us,
Never been a heart you couldn’t heal.

You are the cure…

Cure for the broken, the hope for a hopeless world.
The meaning, the purpose, the peace that will make us whole.

Don’t have to search no more.
Don’t have to search no more.

You are the cure!
Everybody’s searching for it,
Everybody’s reaching out,
Trying to grab a hold of something real.
You are the cure!
Only you can satisfy us,
Fill up the void inside us,
Never been a heart you couldn’t heal.

You are the cure…

You are the cure, cure
Never been a heart you couldn’t heal.
You are the cure, cure
Never been a heart you couldn’t heal.

When I came out of Surgery I experienced the exact same things the Lord showed me in that vision, even down to saying what I heard myself say about how amazed I was that I wasn’t drowsy. When I woke up I was totally fine, I wasn’t in pain, I wasn’t drowsy, I wasn’t anything but myself. When I went in to Surgery they told me to expect to wake up in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) but because I did so well after Surgery they ended up bringing me straight to a regular room! Not only did they bring me to a regular room, but they also told me, I was doing so good they felt I could have probably gone home if I wanted to. Thank God they didn’t actually send me home, because I did end up having a small reaction about Fifteen, Sixteen Hours after the Surgery. But even the reaction I had, had nothing to do with the Surgery. It more had to do with the fact that I had gone so long without eating or drinking or taking my medications that I take on a regular basis. That My body just kind of spiraled out of control for a Minute.

I had gotten so sick before Surgery that I went without eating anything for a good Four Days! So between not eating or drinking or taking any of my meds. Things just kind of caught up to me. But as far as the Surgery went, I was One Hundred percent fine. Me and my Family and even my Doctors were on top of the world. They were just as relieved as I  was and once again they all just shook their heads wondering how I did this once again. How did I fight sickness and death again? They all keep telling me how strong and how much of a miracle I am and I agree my life is a miracle. But as far as me “Jackie Yafanaro” being a miracle. Heck no, I’m no miracle, but I do know the miracle maker and that’s my Lord Jesus Christ. He is my life support and he continually saves me and keeps me breathing and because of that I will never doubt!

I may not understand why I keep living when all these other people around me passed away. But like I said in my last article. I do not need to have all the answers. When my time finally does come and I do see my kings face. I’m sure all those questions will be answered, but for now, I not only believe, but I know he is faithful and even during times of uncertainty he’s still faithful. Sure I may have a lot of questions about certain things but I don’t and never will have doubt. How could I after all he’s done for me and all I’ve experienced in life.

There are so many people in this world who I see who are focusing their time on nonsense, who are letting fear take hold of them and hiding behind pointless garbage. And it is so sad to see because I just want to say, if you’d only trust. That’s all it comes down to, trust. I know I said that in my last article too, but again I’ll say. As simple as that sounds that truly is what it’s about  TRUST, trust even during your storm. He loves us so much and I feel it more now than I ever have.. times so short don’t waste a second of it. Get beyond your fears and doubts and do what your called to.

Thats really all I have for today, like I said I just really wanted to update you all and tell you the miracle that is LIFE!

( Psalm 63:3) Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Ok guys just a few announcements before I go. As I himted earlier in the article I am writing and publishing a book and I am planning to begin the publishing stage at the beginning of the new Year. But as I have said before publishing a book is not cheap LOL. Thankfully because of the amazing Birthday party my family had for me in August. I was able to raise a little more then half the funds I need for the book. So now I truly am SOOOOOO CLOSE!!! So if anyone that reads this could find it in their Hearts to become a part of my Patreon Campaign I’d really appreciate it.

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

THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has options now! If you all are looking for a way to reach me on a more personal level, or maybe want to send a cash donation you can do that now. Please send any cards/Letters/Gifts to this PO Box. PO BOX: THE-BOOK-OF-ROO
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I THINK THATS IT FOR TODAY. IF I DO NOT SEE YOU ALL BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS PLEASE HAVE A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS.. THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST. BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY. JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 😇 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER AS I SAID EARLIER, RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY TOO. SO IF YOUR FEELING LED DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO. WE HAVE MANY OPTIONS NOW BUT THE EASIEST OPTION IS JUST TO CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM, THATS IT. PLEASE KNOW I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN NO MATTER IF ITS THROUGH THE PATREON PAGE, PO BOX OR PAYPAL. GOD BLESS, I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU. KEEP ON SHINING FOR CHRIST ❤️

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TIME (Part 2)

May 5, 2016

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JEREMIAH 29:13

YOU WILL SEEK ME AND FIND ME WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART.

Hi all. We have a lot to go over so I apologize right off the bat for writing such a long blog LOL. So oh boy where do I begin??  LOL. Well first of all I’d like to apologize for not getting the second part of this blog out sooner. I know I had promised you in the last blog that the next One would be written within Two Weeks. Well that Two Weeks turned into a whole Month, almost Two Months LOL.

I do apologize for that, but sadly I have a good excuse, and the reason I say sadly is because. My excuse for getting this blog out so late is. I was recently rushed to the Hospital, and ended up being there for Six Days. I’ll try to make this story short, but for those who do not know what happened.

Two Weeks after I wrote my last blog article I ended up going to the Doctors because I started to develop some really bad headaches. This wasn’t the first time I’ve gone through this, actually I been going through this for about a Year now. My Shunt, which is the tube that sucks the large amount of fluid that continually builds up around my brain (the thing that treats the Hydrocephalus) basically It keeps getting clogged. Between everything being naturally overcrowded from the Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and then also the large amount of scar tissue and adhesions that I have building up in my belly. It all just became to much for my stomach to handle. What’s happening is, between the scar tissue and my body eing naturally overcrowded. It’s all interfering with my Shunt.

What my Shunts supposed to do is suck the fluid up and then release it in to my stomach. But the issue I’m having is once the shunt sucks the fluid up and goes to empty in to my stomach. Some of it is not reaching my stomach and is getting stuck at the tip of my Shunt, and that then is basically forming its own little water balloon sort of speak. This all is causing me to get sick and have extreme headaches. We thought we figured out a solution that was easier then replacing the Shunt, because replacing the Shunt is major surgery.

The solution was to go in every few Months and have a Doctor perform a procedure. Where they would insert a needle into my belly. Where they then would suck up the bubble of fluid (abscess) that keeps forming. This most recent procedure ended up not going as planned though. This was now my Third time going through this same procedure. So I thought I had it in the bag. I even told my Mom that Morning, that this procedure was as easy as getting my Teeth cleaned. Boy was I wrong, and I should have known better then to say that. 

When the Doctor was in the midst of doing the procedure I felt this burning sensation that I had never felt before.  but as fast as I felt it, it was gone. So I did not think much of it, and went on with my Day. When I went home and as my Day went on. I did start to also question how sore I felt. But again I did not think much of it and ignored everything. Then about 7:00 that Night I started to feel this major, I mean major rush of sharp pains continually go through my stomach.

At that point I didn’t know what to do. Deep down I knew something bad was happening but yet I kept telling myself I was over thinking things, and that I needed to stop acting like a baby and realize I was fine, I was indeed not fine though. Even though I was not nauseated in that moment and had more pain then anything else. I still felt we were headed down a dangerous road, and knew deep down that I needed a Doctor. I was trying to ignore it because I did not want to go to the ER at 10:00pm at Night, I hate going to the ER, especially at Night.

So I decided to suck it up and try waiting till Morning before fully freaking out. But I knew deep down something was happening. So that Night I asked my Mom if we could sleep in the Livingroom. Which I think confused her because even though I was in pain, I wasn’t nauseated. 

The only time I ever want my Mom to sleep next to me is when I’m nauseated. So the fact I wanted her to sleep next to me was hard to understand, and honestly I didn’t even understand why I wanted that. But I knew I did, and knew the Lord was guiding me to do that.

Thank GOD I listened because at 3:00AM I immediately opened my eyes and just started puking my guts up. I don’t mean to get graphic on you all. But that honestly was the worst I’ve felt in Years! I never threw up the way I did that Night. Every time I think about it now all I can do is just say THANK YOU JESUS. Because I have no doubt in my mind the Lord saved me that Night. I was throwing up so much, so fast that I would of never had time to call my Mom if I had slept alone. I have no doubt that if my Mom wasn’t there I would have choked to death. Because of the fact that I cannot hold my head up on my own.

This isn’t fully confirmed yet, but by the looks of my tests. The Doctors think that the Doctor who performed my procedure may have accidentally nicked my bowel or intestines. Thankfully I did not need Surgery and it healed on its own. Although the bad news is that I needed what’s called a NG tube put down me.

NG tubes are GOD awful. It was the first One I ever had and I promise you it will be my last LOL. Basically what a NG tube is, is this big tube that goes down your nose past your throat and all the way to the stomach, it feeds you and cleans you out. It was definitely the most intense thing I’ve ever had done to me while being fully conscious.

I got through it all though and after being in the Hospital for Six Days I was sent home. My only struggle now is. The NG tube kind of irritated my lungs. So if you all could pray that my lungs start to recover id appreciate it.

Ok now that I told you my horror story for the Week, let’s get down to business. What was the question I left you all with in the last blog? Anyone remember???  My question was. If JESUS paid the price for all our sins and If he set us free. Why don’t we always feel like were living in freedom?  That’s a Biggy I know and there are so many explanations for why we feel like that at times.  But I was listening to a really good teaching by a Pastor, a lot of you may know of him. The guy’s name is Louie Giglio.

He was giving a teaching called, it’s never to late for a comeback. He pointed out that 99.9% of the bible is about stories and people making a comeback. There are so many stories in the bible that represent heartache, confusion, anger, hopelessness, carelessness, and pain. Most of the stories are about people who struggle between their flesh and what they want for themselves, and what the LORD wants for them. This Pastor pointed out how it’s always us who are fighting the will of GOD.

You know a lot of times I tell people. It’s sad because we start looking at the Lord like he’s this genie in a bottle. Like all he’s good for is to grant our wishes, or excuse me I mean “prayers” LOL. a lot of people also lose sight in what being a Christian means, and even the whole sinners prayer thing.

The One thing non believers will ask is. What’s the point of living a biblical lifestyle if all we have to do is say the sinners prayer to be saved. Why can’t we do what we want and then just say the sinners prayer daily to protect or “save” ourselves?  Good question and truthfully I kind of agree. Why do we need to live a biblical lifestyle if all we have to do is pray, and things will magically fix themselves.

I’d love if that were true, but here’s the thing people forget or lose sight of. We’re not just focusing on the destiny we can achieve in Heaven. We also need to focus on the destiny and the kingdom we can achieve here on Earth. And our “sinful behavior” does not just effect our destiny in Heaven but it effects our destiny that we can have here on Earth.

I hear so many Christians say: I can’t wait for the Day the Lord calls me home so I can finally have my castle or my dreams, and wishes granted. I am sorry, but I think that’s just so sad to hear Christians say. Because we should not be looking forward to the rapture or death to achieve our dreams. Yes I can’t wait till the Day the Lord calls me home, but it’s not because of the rewards I think I’m going to get in Heaven. I can’t wait till he calls me home so that I can finally spend my Days praising/worshiping him, and also see my loved ones who have gone before me.

Every choice we make affects our future. The bible says in (Jeremiah 17:10) “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” I hear so many people crying and questioning why this or that isn’t happening for them. Why do I feel stuck? Why isn’t the Lord using me? Why can’t I achieve the kingdom that every Christian brags about? Those are all good questions and we all have a right to ask them.

But we all have to remember it goes back to that word the Lord gave me about TIME. What we choose to focus our TIME on can greatly affect our destiny. We always think the only thing that can affect our destiny is if we’re “saved” but it’s about so much more then that. Being a Christian is about more then just praying the sinners prayer. It is about the condition of ones heart.

That Pastor that I meantioned earlier started talking about a guy named Samson. It’s a story from the book of judges. It talks about how a Woman (Samsons Mom) desired to have a baby so badly, and she had prayed and believed for One for years. Till finally One Day an Angel of the Lord came to her and told her. Her prayers would be answered, and she would soon have a baby Boy. That baby Boy was obviously Samson, and the bible says Gods hands were on Samsons life from the Day his Mom became pregnant with him. God had a huge destiny in store for Samson. Samson was like no other man, God blessed him with a supernatural strength. It says at One point that this man killed 30 men all on his own. He did so many other incredible things, it is kind of unbelievable all the things this man was capable of.

But even though he was blessed with this supernatural power, and even though he had a great relationship with God. It still was not perfect. There was One downfall Samson had. He had a little bit of a wondering eye, and even though he was blessed by God, his desires for woman and sex were stronger then his desire for God.

One Day Samson met this beautiful woman who kind of in a way hypnotized him. His desires for her distracted him from the will of God. Even though there were signs everywhere proving that Samsons new wife was up to no good. Samson did not see it.

Delilah was Samsons wife’s name, and she was all about Money. And at that time there was a army that was after Samson. Because they were dying to figure out how Samson was so strong, and once they figured out Samsons weakness was woman they sent Delilah in Samsons path.

Samson fell for their trap and after a short time Delilah finally got him to admit what made him so strong. For those who don’t know the story. His strength had to do with his hair. His entire life he had never cut his hair because God told him that’s what made him strong. Of course once Delilah and the army of men that were after Samson figured all this out. Delilah snuck in his bedroom while he was asleep and cut all his hair off!…

Of course when the army stormed in Samson tried to fight them off but sadly he was defeated. His supernatural power was gone! He was no longer in the will of God. And anyone who looses their path and isn’t in Gods will knows life can get scary and doors open for bad things to happen. Bad things happened to Samson, they locked him up, beat him and even gouged his eyes out, and he lived the rest of his Days in the dark. But during his storm, peace and mercy appeared. Even though Samson put his earthly desires before God, God still forgave him. Not only did he forgive him but he also gave him his power/strength back! Samson had such an amazing gift and because of that gift he had such an amazing future ahead of him, but because Samson took for granted his powers. His life and his TIME on earth were cut short. God may have forgiven Samson but because of the choices he made, those choices affected the future and destiny that God originally had planned for him.

Whenever life don’t go our way our first excuse is that the devil is attacking us. But wait if Jesus is our Father, and if he paid the price, and if we our bought by the blood of Jesus. Then how is it possible for the Devil to even touch us? It’s possible because of the choices we make. Yes the Devil is real and his job is to kill and destroy, but were supposed to be free and untouchable, and were supposed to have authority over all Evil. So if were untouchable how can the Devil touch us?  He can because our choices affect our future and when we focus on us and not him (Jesus) that’s like opening a door and telling the Devil welcome to my home come right in LOL.

We have to be smarter, we have to stop worrying about our needs and our desires. Our desires are the main thing that get us all in trouble. We always assume we know what we need more then God. We have to have faith that the Lord knows what we truly need long before we know what we need.

(Psalms 5:10-12) Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

TIME is short, we are only here for a moment, if you blink you will miss your chance. Don’t worry about your desires because I promise you the future the Lord has in store for you is much greater then anything you can imagine.

When he died it was for us, for our sins, our pain, our heartache, he died for all that and more. Every battle you go through remember he paid the price for that. So don’t worry about it, you have already won because in him we have victory.

People ask me all the time how I can truly be happy living the life I’m living. They ask me all the time how I can be in as much pain as I’m in and live my life in hospitals and always sick but yet be as happy and joyful as I am? How can I not be angry and depressed? How can I not feel like the Lord failed me? They say there’s so many things I can’t experience because of the diseases I battle. But here’s the thing, I don’t look at anything that way. I don’t feel like there’s anything I’m missing out on, any dream I have. Sick or not, if I truly believe Jesus is my Father,which I do, and if I truly believe he won the battle, which I know he did, then how could I feel like he failed me?

When I was born I was told I would not live past ten days! I was told I may never speak or read. Death was spoken over me in more ways then just a physical death. My parents were told I’d basically be nothing. But they didn’t focus on the Doctors prognosis. They focused on the word of God and believed that in him we’d have victory.

(Matthew 6:25-34) “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

This scripture is basically saying don’t dwell on the useless, petty  invaluable things. Because God is greater then anything this world has to offer. If we truly start focusing our TIME on him, and truly start believing that we truly do have victory in him, then anything can be possible. Don’t ever say any things impossible or that you can’t do something because that’s a lie. You can do all things through Christ.

So truly believe that. So many people know that scripture verse but do they truly believe it? Do we truly believe that through him we can do anything? I said anything!! Anything is possible so start believing that and start truly trusting in the destiny he has for you and remember when feelings of doubt or hopelessness start to take over. Remember he paid the price for that exact moment that your in.

Whatever your battling today. Remember to surrender to his will because he has you right where he wants you. It’s funny because when I was doing research for this article I came across this YouTube video, and the name of the video was. If God brought you to it he will bring you through it. The Minute I seen that headline I knew it was God speaking to me. It was like my own personal little note from the Lord confirming that this was what I was supposed to be writing on this week LOL.

Even if your going through the worse pain of your life, remember your in that place for One of Two reasons. One because the choices you made in your life brought you to that place, or Two because God himself put you in that place. So he can build you up to be the strong men/woman of God he knows you can be. When he looks at us he sees our soul, he sees the real us. So don’t try fighting him because he knows parts of us that we don’t even know exsisted.

There is a song that I heard by Hillary Scott. She’s actually One of the singers from Lady Antebellum, and she has this song (it’s listed in the top of this article) She literally just released this when I was writing this article, and the song is called Thy Will. It is a beautiful song and it blessed me so much, and I just knew I had to share it with you all. So please watch the video above. More importantly focus on the words to this song because there beautiful.

Ok that’s all I have for today now it’s on to the announcements, then I promise I am done LOL again so sorry for writing another long blog. Ok the first announcement is I’m pretty much done writing my book. So now it’s on to the raising money stage. As I said from the start of this journey, to publish this book and get it to where I want it. Will cost me over $10,000, and me not being able to fully work and being on a fixed income. Obviously $10,000 will not be easy to afford. But with God and with an amazing loving group of people like you, I know we can make this possible.

I know if I truly trust in him and allow him to take the wheel it can and will happen.  But there’s a few things I have do in order to achieve my goal. One of the things I feel the Lords guided me to is the Patreon website. I had told you all in the past that I may do a Kickstarter /indiegogo campaign. But once I set it up and was looking at it. I truly felt like it just wasn’t supposed to be part of Gods plan.

So I just sat on it for awhile and kept praying, then One Day I was directed to the Patreon website. Basically it’s a website for anyone who has a creative, artistic way about themselves. You direct people to your page and they sign up and commit to giving you a certain amount of money each month to help you achieve your goal. I’m looking at it as  you all signing up to a partnership.

Anyone who signs up will get a bunch of rewards. There’s different levels of the partnership. Like the person who gives $20 a month will get more then the person who gives $10. I have already thought of some really great things for you all to receive if you join my patreon page.

All who join are basically going to be my “board” sort of speak LOL. You all are going to help me finish creating this book. For anyone who joins. You not only will get a sneak peak of the book, but you also are going to help me finish writing it.

For anyone who joins. I want you to give me your opinion on things you want to see in the book and also give ideas on what you want me to write here on the-book-of-roo blog. You all will get to help me pick the cover for my book, and you will get to give your opinions on how I should publish it.

Also as a thank you the first two people who commit to giving the largest amount will get a painting from me, not just any painting, a painting that I myself created. You all will also get little gift cards and other surprise gifts here and there and also for all my patreons. I will do a vlog once a Month, just for my patreons though. Anyone who knows me, knows making a vlog will be One of the hardest things I’ve ever done, because I have a huge fear of cameras LOL. But I’m willing to get beyond my fears for you all, because your support means the world to me. And I truly feel if I could get even Ten people to commit to giving a donation each Month, then we can easily make this happen. The link to my Patreon page will be listed below. It’s very easy to join just follow the step by step instructions.

My second announcement is. The-book-of-roo finally got its own PO BOX. Which means anyone who wants to contact me or mail me anything (like a donation) LOL, you now can! I know a lot of my followers do not have or know how to work PayPal and were upset that it was my only way to receive donations. And I know a lot of you guys wanted to give but didn’t know how to reach me, well now you have no excuse LOL. I have a PO BOX now, so all you have to do is send me whatever you want to that address, and I promise I will receive it. Please remember though if you send a check, write it out to cash or Jacqueline Yafanaro. Do not write it out to the-book-of-roo. The PO BOX address is listed below.

My Third announcement is that I am also selling a small amount of Jewelry. A very sweet Lady sent me a very generous donation. It’s a large package of very nice, expensive Jewelry called Premiere Designs. This lady worked for Premiere Designs and used to sell for them and recently stopped and was left with Two brief cases filled with this Jewelry. So she decided to give it to me to sell for my website and book. So how I’m going to do this is list One item a Week. I will auction off One item a Week on Facebook, and also for those who do not have Facebook, don’t worry I’ll also post it on my Roo’s Treasures page here on the-book-of-roo (it’s located on the right hand side of this website). You all then can look at the products and see if there’s anything you want to bid on. You can pay using PayPal or send a check to my PO BOX.

My last announcement is. Tomorrow is WISHBONE DAY!!! (O.I AWARENESSS/OSTEOGENESIS IMPERFECTA AWARENESS DAY) I am selling O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS wristbands for $5.00 50% of the proceeds go to the O.I foundation.. You can purchase these wristbands in one of two places. You can go to my THE-BOOK-OF-ROO Facebook page and click on the shop button where then you will see them. Or you can go to ROO’S TREASURES page and that’s located on the right hand side of this website. It is listed right under the main pages tab and right above MY LIFE AND WHO I AM tab.

I also want to say HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the Moms out there and especially to my Mommy. You are amazing, you have given your all to me and I am so thankful for you. I love you ❤️

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THATS IT FOR TODAY. THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST. BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ALSO ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY. JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 😇 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY. SO IF YOUR FEELING LED PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO JUST CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM, THATS IT. PLEASE KNOW I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN. GOD BLESS. I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU. KEEP ON SHINING ❤️

 

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TIME!!!!

March 21, 2016

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REVELATION 3:11 

I AM COMING SOON. HOLD FAST WHAT YOU HAVE, SO THAT NO ONE MAY SEIZE YOUR CROWN.

 

Hi all. I hope everyone’s had a good few Months and I’m sorry I haven’t touched base, but like I said from Day One. I never want to write things just to fill space. I always want to make sure I’m writing things that I know are coming from my heart and more importantly the LORDS heart.

Over the past few Months he honestly has been laying things on my heart to write about but I just never felt it was for me to do right in that moment. The best way for me to describe it is.  I felt like over the past few Months he was gradually painting this picture, and at first it may have looked weird and distorted but little by little, piece by  piece it all started to come together and formed itself in to this beautiful masterpiece.

So the question your all probably wanting answered is, what did he show me right? LOL.  What he showed me was the word TIME!!! As I wrote in my previous blog at Thanksgiving.  I not only was going through a lot of scary medical and personal battles myself.  But I also mentioned how I had a lot of friends who were going through some scary stuff themselves, and to be totally honest.  I am sorry to report that not only did One of those people I had mentioned back in November lose their life.

But I also had another friend. Who like me battled Osteogenesis Imperfecta and she lost her life too. Then there was also a 16 Year old Girl who lost her life to Osteogenesis Imperfecta just this past Week.  To be totally honest though the LORD started showing me stuff on TIME long before my friends had passed. Their passing only accelerated what the LORD had already started showing me.

Really this whole idea of TIME started entering my mind when I was writing my book.  Sitting there and not only thinking about all the battles I’ve overcome. But then also thinking about how I was coming up on my 30th Birthday. And how at One time thinking of me being 30 was nearly impossible to imagine.

And during all that, and during a time where I was already thinking I’m blessed.  And thankful for the TIME I’ve had, in the midst of me thinking all that. These people that I mentioned had passed away and then the real smack in the face came. The thing that made me realize more then anything how not only meaningful TIME is, but also how fast it passes us by.

The thing that made me realize more about TIME then anything. Was a phone call my Mom received.  It was my Brother on the line and he was all upset and he explained that his Wife’s Brother had just passed away.  He was not much older then I am and no he was not sick.

I will be honest, I did not know him that well, but his passing made me realize the meaning of TIME more then anything else I had previously mentioned.  Which I know is crazy.  You think someone like me, who is already categorized as “terminally ill” and who has overcome death more times then I care to think of.  Would have already realized the importance of TIME more then anyone in this world right?

Well in a way of life course I did always know.  But I feel this gave me the smack in the head I needed.  Sitting at all these Funerals watching these people bury their loved ones was extremely hard.  I know what it is like to lose someone you love. I have lost my Uncle who was only in his early 50s and I not only lost my Grandparents but I also sat with them during their final Hours, especially my Grandnother. I basically watched her die. Which was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and again that’s saying a lot for me because I’ve been through a lot LOL.

But thankfully I have never had to feel what it is like to lose a Sibling or a Son or Daughter, or Spouse. Please don’t get me wrong and don’t take what I’m about to say next out of contex, and before I even say it. Please know I’m not trying to belittle anyone’s pain of loss.

But in my opinion losing a Spouse, Child or Sibling is probably the worse kind of pain a person can go through. And sitting there at Two different Funerals.  Where at One I’m watching a Man bury his Wife after an extremely long, hard but also very sweet battle. And then just Weeks later having to go through that all over again. But this time watch a Mother grieving for her Son. Looking around the room and seeing all these young men grieving their just as young friend, I can honestly tell you all. There is nothing in this world that could prepare you for that.

And then also sitting there and looking at all these same people and realizing that their all the people who have been holding me up in prayer for Years and realizing that their prayers took part in keeping me alive. There’s just no words to even describe what that’s like. I mean even the lady that I mentioned who passed. She had known me since I was not even 10 Years old and She had prayed for me daily. And now I’m sitting in a room watching all her loved ones say goodbye. And then thinking about all the Years my Brother feared loosing me and yet now he’s sitting there burying his Brother in law, again there are just no words to describe that.

I have always been prepared for the TIME the LORD comes to take me home. I do not look at that as a negative or scary thing. We all have a TIME limit, we all have a TIME that the LORDS going to come for us.  Please don’t take what I’m saying the wrong way. Don’t think I’m sitting here waiting to die or even thinking about death. Because I’m not, that’s the farthest thing from my mind. I focus on life not death. But what I’m saying is we do have an expiration date and I think we choose to ignore that at times. And please know I’m not saying that to scare anyone or depress anyone.

But during all these trials the one thing that kept running through my mind was TIME…

We forget the importance of TIME and most importantly we forget the importance of LIFE. There is no better TIME to remind you all of the importance of TIME and the importance that each one of our lives play in this world.

We are not put on this earth just to be here or just to enjoy the things that it has to offer. Each and every one of us are here for a reason, for a purpose. We are not put on this earth just to have “fun” we are put here to make a difference.  To be a light in the dark.

Some people take certain things I say the wrong way and think at times that I’m harsh or judge mental or a “kill joy”. I’m not any of those things, but when your someone like me who has fought with everything they have just to breathe. You not only realize the importance of TIME. but also I think the LORD gifts people like me with the eyes to see others more clearly and when I see the potential that certain people have and the gifts they have to make a difference, but yet are wasting that gift.  It kills me and I just want to take those people and shake them to their core and tell them WAKE UP TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

Romans 13:11-14 says: And do this, understanding the present TIME: The Hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The Night is nearly over; the Day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the Daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

Ignore what the flesh is saying. Let’s all stop letting our desires take over. Let JESUS take over our heart. You think he wanted to be nailed to a Cross and tortured for Days?? Of course he didn’t, but he didn’t think about what he wanted. He knew his life had a purpose. He knew if he trusted in GODS plan and his destiny then he’d be taken care of. He had FAITH, FAITH in GOD and in the destiny that GOD told him was possible.

Were in a generation where everyone is so selfish.  It’s all about me and my needs. It’s   TIME for us to stop worrying about us and worry about LIFE, the true meaning of LIFE and the purpose for us all being here. Again we all have a destiny and a purpose. We all can make an imprint on this world if we just stop worrying about ME.

JESUS made the most of his 33 Years on this earth. It may have not been long, but he made the most of every Second he had. Because he knew the importance of trusting in GOD and also the importance in “TIME” he ignored his flesh and because of that, because of the sacrifice he made. We are able to live in freedom!

By the way I know the video above may look familiar to you all. You may remember I shared it in a blog a few Years back. As you all know I usually do not repost something on my site that I have posted in the past. But this video fit so perfectly with what I shared Today and truthfully I think we need to hear this video again. We need the reminder of how important life is and what we choose to focus our TIME on. And this video represents all that beautifully and the Minute I seen it I knew the LORD was saying to repost it. So please after or before you read this blog watch that video 😜

Why do I feel like I’m not living in freedom at times?? Good question and it’s one I’ll touch on in my next blog. There is so much the LORDS showing me on TIME and things of that nature and I can’t possibly write about it all in one blog. So what I plan on doing is making this into, let’s say a little mini series sort of speak hehehe😜  The next few Weeks I’ll keep writing on this kind of stuff so keep checking back. I do have a few announcements to share but since I wrote so much in Today’s blog and since I’ll be writing again in just a few short Days.  I figure it’s ok to wait and share my announcements in the next blog. So again keep checking back because I promise you will not want to miss these announcements….

THATS IT FOR TODAY. THANKS FOR READING AND SUPPORTING ME AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO. GOD BLESS AND PLEASE REMEMBER KEEP SHINING FOR CHRIST. BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY LOVES YOU, BUT ALSO ADORES YOU. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU NEED PRAYER I AND THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS ARE HERE TO PRAY.  JUST STOP BY OUR PRAYER PAGE AND POST YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AND I PROMISE WE WILL PRAY 😇 ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER RUNNING THIS WEBSITE AND WRITING/PUBLISHING A BOOK DOES ALL COST MONEY. SO IF YOUR FEELING LED PLEASE DONATE TO MY SITE. ITS VERY EASY TO DO JUST CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON AND FILL OUT THE FORM, THATS IT. PLEASE KNOW I AM GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY DONATION THAT COMES IN. GOD BLESS. I LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVES YOU. KEEP ON SHINING ❤️

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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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DEATH BEING BROUGHT TO LIFE!! (INTERVIEW BY PAIGE OMARTIAN-“ARMSTRONG”)

April 23, 2013

The book of roo

EPHESIANS  5:14-16

WAKE UP FROM YOUR SLEEP, CLIMB OUT OF YOUR COFFINS; CHRIST WILL SHOW YOU THE LIGHT! SO WATCH YOUR STEP. USE YOUR HEAD. MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY CHANCE YOU GET. THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES!

 

Hi all I know its been awhile since I wrote again. I had some minor set backs, I dont know if I have ever mentioned this in my past blogs, but I have rods (which are a type of pins) that are in both of my arms and legs and for the past year to a year in a half the rod in my right arm started to move.

And in the past two months it became worse, it had moved right threw my arm and was right against my skin, so much so that I could actually see the tip of the rod, it was gross LOL.  I use my right arm to do my typing, and so unfortunately because my rod was getting so bad I had to stop moving it, so that meant I also had to stop writing!

Sadly the only way to take care of this rod issue was to have surgery, to put the rod back in its place. So I had planned to head back to the operating room once again, except this time I had a little hard time getting there LOL, I kept getting every flu, virus and chest cold that was around, and every time I put a date on the calendar to have the surgery I would never actually make it to the operating room and kept having to cancel because you cannot have surgery even small surgeries like this if you have even the slightest cold.

So after three cancelations, on April 3rd I finally made my way to the operating room, and ill be honest at first I was a little annoyed and upset about the date of the surgery. Because even though I knew I needed it right away and knew they had already canceled three times, it was two days before my nieces 2nd birthday party and even though they assured me I would be home the same day because of it being so minor of a surgery, I was still worried I wouldn’t be, because I had so many times in the past where they promised me I would be home the same day and yet never made it home the same day LOL. I also was worried my body needed another week to recover from all the flu’s and chest colds I had fought this month, because I felt my body was so warn out and weak that week and I just felt I wasn’t ready and was a little mad because I felt like GOD wasn’t on my side in this situation, because the rod kept moving closer and closer to my skin which is why they had to do it without waiting any longer, because the longer it stayed that close to the skin the bigger risk of infection and I just felt like every where I looked there was always something that wasn’t going my way.

But the good thing is none of this was painful in anyway, a little bit nerve racking and annoying, like I said but not painful LOL. And I was totally wrong GOD was on my side more then ever. The surgery went amazingly well, I will be honest I never felt so good so fast and recovered so quickly as I did then, and the timing ended up being perfect, because I not only got to go to my nieces party but I also was able to go to a concert that I would of never have been able to go to if it was the week I had wanted it to be.

So my point to all this is dont make the mistake I made, dont look at things, or situations with your natural eyes, look at them through GODS eyes, and when things seem like they are not going your way, dont get upset like I did, stay focused and believe that GOD knows something that you dont and trust in his ability and not your own. Deuteronomy 31:6 says:  Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your GOD goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

The reason I am saying all this is because this week I want us to focus on trust and the reason I called this blog death being brought to life, is because right now we are all living in a world filled with evil and DEATH!!! but we have the option the ability to turn what is evil what is dead around and shine our light on it and bring it back to LIFE!!!. we have the ability to wake this country, this nation up and bring it back to LIFE!!

Which is why I chose the most perfect person to feature and interview on THE-BOOK-OF-ROO this week. Her name is Paige Omartian, or some of you may know or remember her as Paige Armstrong, she is a singer, song writer, author and inspirational speaker, and has published two books, the first one she totally wrote on her own and it is called wake up generation and it was released some time in 2012, (dont quote me on that one) I think it was in 2012 that it was released LOL, then she just released a second book just this month (I think) along side with her mother in-law Stormie Omartian and that book is called a book of prayers for young woman.

Paige Omartian arrived on the scene in 2005 ill explain how she got to where she is later 🙂 when she arrived  she was on the today show and was featured in a special christmas album by bath & body works for the make a wish foundation! is anyone realizing who she is yet??? LOL 

Maybe your a little out of touch on the 411 of the “christian music” or “christian industry”  world and yes some people may be offended by the fact that I used the word industry, but the reality is, thats what it has become in some ways and thats not necessarily a bad thing, christians are allowed to make their mark and make money too, as long as they remember not to allow it to become their GOD than they are good, thats my opinion at least LOL.

In 2009 is when I heard of Paige Omartian, I seen her CD wake up featured on itunes and started listening to some samples of it and right away fell in-love with it and at the time she was not married yet and like I said earlier her name was Paige armstrong.

I listened to this girls CD thousands of times even brought it in to some of my surgeries with me, and always felt there was a connection, I even said to GOD one day boy I wonder if this girl has ever been sick because I dont know I just could feel her spirit through the wording in her songs that she had gone through something, I never figured anything out though, up until 8 months ago.

8 months ago I decided to do some research on her because I was praying about featuring her on my website, but wanted to get to know her better before making the decision to contact her, and so I did and to my surprise I found a video on youtube of her as a young girl sharing her story on the today show. 

Her story or at least part of it LOL, is that as a young girl I think around 11 years old she got the shock of her life, she was diagnosed with cancer and would end up spending an entire year in and out of hospitals and ended up needing 14 chemo treatments and a major surgery on her leg.

During that time of course there was a lot of heart ache and sorrow but in sorrow comes joy.  To make a long story short, during that time Paige was blessed to have the opportunity to get a wish from the make a wish foundation and her wish was to go to a professional studio and record her own song!! which is how she got on the bath & body works CD and from there her dream of a career in singing  and writing and speaking and showing the love of JESUS to all the world came true.

And GOD recently blessed me by getting the opportunity to interview her, in order to get ahold of her I had to go through her publisher and boy GOD was really guiding my hand through that email, LOL, because I had no clue what to say or do LOL, I never talked to a publishers before and still am learning the ropes of how to go about these interviews and as ive told you all before I never finished school so am still learning to not get intimidated by speaking to big important, intelligent, people like that and so I had no clue what to do other then share my heart and thankfully she responded and took me serious and did not take me as some goofy fan or “groupie” whose just trying to get a famous christian artist/authors attention, but took me as a writer and helped me get my story, she even sent me a free copy of paiges book, which was really sweet of her 🙂

and a little advice to everyone out there dont do like I did dont get intimidated by someone just because they have a fancy title, we all have a calling and no matter if your someone like me and may be dont have a fancy education dont let that stop you from fulfilling your dream!!

One of my first questions to paige is how old she was now?? as I said earlier when her life dramatically changed she was 11 years old, boy how time flies because she is now 22 years old and married!!!!

I also asked her how she felt when she first found out she had cancer? was there ever a time she felt discouraged? or disappointed by GOD and life?

here is what she said: Absolutely! When I was first diagnosed and battling cancer, I thought God was punishing me. I didn’t know what I had done wrong and I kept asking God, “Why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve this?” I was 11 years old and my hair was falling out from the chemotherapy treatments and I was in a wheelchair from my surgery. My entire world felt like it was falling apart. But so many people were praying for me during this time and encouraging me with Scripture telling me that God loved me and had a plan in the midst of my pain. I began to feel the Lord with me during my hardest moments… I felt Him carrying me. I realized that He wasn’t punishing me but loved me and had a plan even when I couldn’t see it. Romans 8:28 has since become my life verse… It says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” I have experienced the promise of this verse firsthand in my life. God has brought so many blessings out of the worst thing in my life. I learned that He will always make something beautiful out of our pain if we’ll let Him.

I (Jackie Yafanaro( felt and still feel very connected to everything paige talks about, and have experienced and felt a lot of the ways she feels. I even seen a video on youtube once of her talking about her looks and how she was a little ashamed or embarrassed of her leg because it had a huge scar and how GOD spoke to her and encouraged her to stay strong and not be embarrassed.

If anyone knows what its like to be judged by their looks it is me!! LOL but again when the devil is trying to use things to discourage you, to bring death, you have to do stand up and change that and speak life and like page says wake up and realize thats a trick from the enemy, and remember to keep telling yourself im beautifully and wonderfully made in CHRIST.

I also asked Paige how long she had to deal with being sick? when did the cancer go in remission? I also told her there are many people who read my blogs who are just like me and her who are battling sickness and fighting to live each day and I asked her in her words what she would say to encourage all of us. heres the replies to both those questions.

I battled cancer for a year – basically living in the hospital that whole time. I received 14 chemotherapies overall and a major surgery to replace five inches of the bone in my right leg. I was pronounced “cancer-free” after my 14th chemotherapy. You can imagine how incredible it was to hear those words!

Keep fighting for the precious life the Lord has given you. As I always say, if you’re still breathing, there’s a reason you’re here. Satan wants to discourage you, making you feel as though your life is not worth living. But remember: that’s only because He’s scared of how influential your life will be if you live it for the Lord. Every day is a gift and Scripture says that we should make the most of every day we’re given. When we truly surrender our life to the Lord, our life is no longer our own… which is the most beautiful thing! God has breathed a purpose and mission into each of our hearts and when we seek Him, He shows us how to live it out.

 

I also asked paige the how different does she feel her life is now from back when this all began? and I also asked her the one thing I know were all dying to know the answer to, WILL PAIGE OMARTIAN EVER RELEASE NEW MUSIC?????

here was her response to both those questions:

For one, I have hair. And, I can walk! I am very grateful for that. 🙂 The Lord has done so much in my life since I had cancer that I hardly know where to start! I live in Nashville now, I used to live in Pennsylvania. I also get to write and speak and make music as my job – God has truly given me the desires He placed in my heart. Best of all (and biggest change!) is that I’m married now, so I live my life alongside my husband and our cute little dog. I’m currently in a very new season in my life, but I absolutely adore it!

Yes! I am working on writing a few songs and hope to record them soon. I don’t feel that God is calling me to focus on being a full-time artist right now but to create songs that support the messages that I write and speak about. So for now I’ll be doing music more on the side. I’ll keep everyone posted on what that will look like and when it will be released!

My favorite song on Paige Omartians wake up CD is called “the story song” so I was interested to hear what her favorite song was, I usually ask most of the artists I interview that question because I like to get an understanding of how their connected to the songs, because we can all write a bunch of words on paper to make a good sentence or story, but to connect to what you are dishing out, to poor your heart and soul in to it, that is what makes it powerful, at least to me anyways LOL.

here what song is paiges favorite and what she said about the song:

Probably my song, “Apathy”. When I wrote that song it was like a release in my soul. It was a message that had been building up for so long that I was about to explode unless I got it out there. The way the lyrics came together with the music really displayed the fiery passion in my heart to shake us out of our apathy and into our life’s calling.

My final question to Paige Omartian was what is a scripture verse that she loves and that inspires her?  She chose Ephesians 5:14-16 which is the scripture I have at the top of the page as our main scripture verse for this blog because I also thought it was perfect for what I also wanted to base this blog on, which again is about death being turned around life being breathed in to all of us. 

Because yes thats what GOD does for us daily, if anyone knows this it is I, I have had death spoken over my life more times then I care to think about, and when I say death im not just speaking about our physical bodies, im speaking on every aspect of our life.

wishbone day is in less than two weeks, and for those of you who dont know what that is, it is OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) awareness day and its on may 6th and I am putting together a video for it, so I was going through old pictures of myself and different memorabilia type things that my mom has saved of mine and looking back at how sick I was and thinking about all the times the Doctors not only said my physical body would be dead, but also how they didnt know if mentally id be able to speak, or think, and that more then likely if I could do those things I still would have some type of learning disability on top of the OI because of the Hydrocephalus and that I probably would never be able to read or write, or do anything an average kid would do, and they for sure were not thinking of what I could or not as an adult because they for sure thought id never reach adulthood.

But GOD breathed life in to me and I stood on the book of life and not death and stood on his promises and believed that OI COULD DO ALL THINGS THOUGH CHRIST!!! and that not only gave me a physical life but a natural one too, and all those words of death that were spoken over me those words were what died, I not only have survived, but I have witnessed and showed the love of JESUS to many people around my area, I have sang at churches, I have met famous people, I have met bill clinton even, I have received all A’s and different awards in school, I have learned computers and how to run websites, I have learned to sow, I have learned to paint and do many other crafts and I have learned to write and am now stepping out in to that field.

DOES THAT SOUND LIKE DEATH OR A PERSON WHO CANT DO THINGS IN LIFE??? I THINK NOT, NEVER LET SOMEONE INTIMIDATE YOU OR BELITTLE YOU, OR SPEAK DEATH OVER YOU, NO ONE HAS THE ABILITY TO SPEAK DEATH OVER YOUR LIFE BUT YOU!! SO CHOOSE LIFE BECAUSE I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT

Romans 10:13 for those who call on the name of the LORD shall be saved.

I hope you enjoyed this blog I know its long I apologize but before I end I have just a few short announcements.  First of all id like to give a shout out to a friend and follower of THE-BOOK-OF-ROO her names Michelle, her and her zumba class took up a collection and sent THE-BOOK-OF-ROO a very unexpected but extremely appreciable large donation so thank each and every one of you, very sweet and kind of each of you.

GOD is continually not only speaking life over me but also this ministry that I am building and every time I start to doubt things he does something to prove me wrong and encourages me to keep moving forward, id like to just touch on one last thing though because I love my readers, my family and my friends, but id like to make one thing clear that I think some people are getting confused about.

I am not doing these interviews to try to get these artists attention because im “sick little Jackie” who loves christian music, and im not doing it to be a “groupie” LOL and yes I may look up to some of these people but as much as I love music, singers, and authors, none of these people are my idols I only have one idol and his name is JESUS!!

and I just want to make it clear the reason I am contacting these artists is not for anything other then, there are things the LORD has given me, has imparted in to me,  that I feel him guiding me to write about that has to do with these people and their songs and or books, and so that is the reason, why im doing this, it isn’t about benefiting me its about benefiting GOD and obeying him and sharing the words he has placed in my heart for people.

Like I said WISHBONE DAY MAY 6TH GET YOUR YELLOW ON MY FELLOW READERS AND ALSO DONT FORGET TO BUY OI CAN DO ALL THINGS BRACELETS YOU CAN BUY THEM ON MY FROM THE-BOOK-OF-ROO FACEBOOK PAGE AND IF YOU DONT HAVE FACEBOOK THEN YOU CAN PRIVATELY EMAIL ME AND ORDER THEM THAT WAY, YOU CAN WRITE ME FROM HERE OR AT MY ADDRESS thebookofroo@gmail.com DROP ME A LINE THERE STATING HOW MANY YOU WANT AND YOUR ADDRESS AND ILL SEND THEM OUT TO YOU. THEY ARE $5.00 EACH O.I BONE PIX

ALSO REMEMBER PLEASE KEEP DONATING TO THE-BOOK-OF-ROO THE MORE YOU DONATE THE MORE I CAN GROW THIS IN TO THE VISION I KNOW GOD HAS SHOWN ME EVEN IF ITS $3.00  ANY DOLLAR COUNTS RIGHT NOW AND IS SO APPRECIATED, THE DONATE BUTTON IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE, AS OF RIGHT NOW WE ONLY DO PAYPAL, BUT IM WORKING ON A BETTER SYSTEM AND IT WILL BE UP SOON, BUT FOR NOW JUST CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON, IT WILL BRING YOU TO PAYPAL WITHOUT EVER LEAVING THIS PAGE, IF YOU ARE A PAYPAL MEMBER ITS AS EASY AS 1,2,3. GOD BLESS KEEP SHINING AND MORE IMPORTANTLY KEEP SPREADING LIFE TO ALL THE WORLD AND GLOW LIKE GOLD BABY!!!!! HOPE YOU ENJOY THE BLOG AND VIDEO FEATURING PAIGE OMARTIAN AND THANK YOU PAIGE FOR NOT ONLY ALLOWING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY BUT ALSO FOR TAKING THE TIME TO GUIDE ME AND GIVE ME ADVICE AS I TRY TO ACHIEVE A SMALL PORTION OF WHAT YOU HAVE, IN HOPES THAT JESUS BE JUST AS PROUD OF ME AS I KNOW HE IS OF YOU 🙂 AND THANK YOU HARVEST HOUSE AND GLASS ROAD MEDIA & MANAGEMENT AND REBECCA SEITZ FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN

WELL THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY IN THIS WEEKS BLOG, THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE A PIECE OF MY HEART WITH YOU ALL  AS ALWAYS GOD BLESS LOVE YOU ALL AND MORE IMPORTANTLY REMEMBER JESUS LOVES YOU 🙂

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