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WHERE DID OUR COMPASSION GO????

December 9, 2013

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1 PETER 3:8

“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.

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

January 23, 2013

The book of roo

PROVERBS 16:3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WHAT DOES DESTINY MEAN????

November 13, 2012

JOHN 11:25

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

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

 THIS IS THE O.I CAN DO ALL THINGS BRACELETS

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

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

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

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

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FIND YOU ON MY KNEES

March 24, 2012

2 TIMOTHY 1:7

FOR GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER AND OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND.

Hi all. I am sorry I have not written anything in so long, but I promise I have a good explanation as to why that is. But before I begin, let me just say: it has been almost a year since I have written anything,, so I may be a little rusty, so if I have any spelling or grammar errors, I do apologize LOL (Laugh out Loud).
OK where do I start? I guess ill start from the beginning.  I don’t know if any of you remember this, but last year, I had mentioned, I had been struggling with stomach issues, for almost four years!!! well those stomach issues had become much worse!!. I think it was a weekend in November, I had planned on going to see my favorite Christian singer and friend, Beckah Shae, in concert, and the morning of the concert, I woke up sick, with what I started calling, one of my, “stomach attacks”.
I didn’t even want to go to the concert, that’s how bad I felt, and I was a little concerned, because for some reason, I felt like this attack was worse than they had been in the past, because usually, if I fought long and hard enough, I could kind of snap myself out of it, but no matter what I did this time, I wasn’t feeling any better.
My mom had convinced me to still go to the concert though, because she knew if I missed Beckah Shae’s concert, I would have regret it. Everyone kept telling me, I was just getting sick from being so excited about seeing Beckah Shae. Now don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love Beckah Shae, but I knew me being sick had nothing to do with her
Honestly, I would get so annoyed, because that’s the excuse people, would always tell me,when I would get sick. They would say: oh you’re not sick, your just excited LOL (Laugh out Loud) , well not only do I know my own body, but I know me mentally and emotionally and I have always been very good at handling stuff mentally and emotionally, and I just knew this was never a mental or emotional issue, this was a physical issue!
Like I said, I did end up going to see Beckah Shae, and I did have a great time, even though I was sick, but it was so funny, because Beckah Shae’s husband took some pictures of us and I had on this Grey shirt, and when I seen these pictures I started laughing, because when I looked at the picture, I am so Grey that I match the color shirt I’m wearing. I will show you all the picture in my next blog LOL (Laugh out Loud).
Beckah Shae sang for half the concert, than another group of people, I think around my age, sang the other half, the group was, I think, called Praise-Apella, they are very talented people, I suggest you all pick up their CD.  Anyways during their half of the concert, Beckah Shae was so sweet, she sat next to me during the rest of the concert, but I was so sick, that it became kind of comical to me LOL (Laugh out Loud)
Because here she is in her cute little concert clothes, and I’m sitting next to her in this sanctuary, filled with all these people and all I kept thinking was, OH SWEET JESUS PLEASE!!!! do not let me puke all over this poor girls clothes and in front of all these people LOL (Laugh out Loud)
Wait the story gets better LOL (Laugh out Loud). At one point I finally whisper to her and my mom, I have to get out of here, and so my mom says: OK, and she goes to take me out, and of course once again, Beckah Shae, being the sweetheart she is, would not just let us go out there to deal with everything on our own.
She grabbed my giant wheelchair with oxygen and all and started pushing me out of the room her self and even though I was sick. I couldn’t help but laugh for a second, because as she was pushing me out, you slowly seen the whole sanctuary, especially the kids, slowly turning their heads, looking at us, like hey! what the heck are those crazy people doing with Beckah Shae! LOL (Laugh out Loud).
Even though I had been sick, and that night did not go exactly as planned, I was still very thankful and blessed, to have had that night and once again, I have to thank Beckah and her husband for being so sweet and making me and my parents feel so welcomed. I don’t mean any disrespect to any other Christian artist out there, but I truly do not think, they would have done as much as Beckah Shae did, I have met a lot of people over the years and none of them have been as kind as Beckah and her husband.
I mean really, what big time singer do you know, Christian or not, that would help walk a sick kid out of the room and try to care for them? I cannot speak for any of you, but I can speak for myself, and like I said: I have met a lot of people over the years and none of them have gone out of their way like she has.
Honestly after that night, excuse my language, but I went through HELL I kept getting sicker and sicker and sicker and still no Doctor could figure out why.  Me and my poor mother, both, spent close to three months sleeping in our living room.  I could not sleep in my own room, or bed, because any time I feel nauseated, I must have someone standing by my side to watch me, because if I go to throw up and am alone, I will CHOKE TO DEATH!!!, because of the fact that I cannot sit up. So whenever I’m nauseated mom stays up all night. She is the only one that fully knows how, and is fully comfortable handling me.
During those times I will admit, it can get a little scary for me, I am extra careful, and I know my moms the only one that can fully handle it all, so I also am the most comfortable when she’s around, and pretty much beg her to stay by my side during those times. So because of that, me and mom made the living room in to our bedroom for two or three months. Two weeks before Christmas, I started to violently throw up bile. I never even knew it was physically possible for someone as small as me to throw up as much as I did, it started to get pretty scary!!
From the end of November, to the beginning of February, I had barely slept, nor had I ate anything. So than of course, Because I had not eaten, and yet was throwing up, I instantly was becoming severely dehydrated.  So my parents kept having to rush me to the Emergency room. The Emergency room, would of course admit me, and would run, test after test after test, every time I would go, but nothing was ever showing up on those tests, actually, some of the tests were even coming out better than they had in years.
Of course because all my tests were coming out normal, after a while some Doctors started accusing me of being depressed, they said: the O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) was probably starting to get to me mentally, because the disease is such an awful disease, they had continued to say: basically, that everyone with O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) goes through depression, and that was probably, what was happening to me, and they suggested that I should think about seeing a psychiatrist. Basically in their opinion, I was mentally making myself physically sick LOL (Laugh out Loud).
Every time I heard that crap and that’s exactly what it was, “crap”, was such a joke to me and very offensive, because that is such a false statement, that most people with O.I (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) are depressed.  I know and have talked to many people with this disease, and they are the most positive, strong-willed, inspirational, spiritual, outgoing, happy and most joyful people you will ever meet. Most of them have the same type of personality and frame of mind that I have.
I was very blessed, because even though, I had met a few Doctors, that had accused me of being depressed.  I had an amazing primary Doctor that not only listened, cared, and believed in me, but he also trusted mine and my moms word, and opinions. No matter how insane things had started to get, he never gave up on me, he was always fighting for me.  I will always be thankful to him for everything he’s done over the years, I am so thankful GOD brought him in to my life, because I really and truly believe I would not have the quality of life that I have if it were not for him.
This sadly, was the first Christmas (ever) that I was in the hospital.  Christmas eve night, I felt one of my, as I call it, “stomach attacks” coming on, and I told my mom, Oh no, I think I’m going to be sick for Mira’s (my niece) first Christmas. Mira is my only niece and my parents only grand kid, and so to be sick on her first Christmas, was a hard one for me, because I felt like, I ruined her first Christmas, and it just made things even worse knowing, I had never been sick on Christmas before, never ever!!!, so it was kind of like awe man of all Christmases why this one?.
I was admitted in to the hospital Christmas night.  Just in the past three months, this was my third time being admitted for the same exact thing, it started getting depressing when I realized, I not only knew the nurses well that were on the main floor, but I now, was also getting to know, the Emergency Room nurses, just as well, that became a little depressing LOL (Laugh out Loud).
So after my third time of being admitted and released, with no new, news as to why this kept happening. My body had pretty much had it at this point, and I had no clue what to do, all I kept thinking was, GOD I cannot live the rest of my life-like this, because you also have to remember, every time I went through this, I was also breaking every bone in my body, from throwing up, and the worse part was, because I was throwing up and could not hold anything down, I could not even get my pain medicine down, so I also was dealing with all my broken bone pain.
Two weeks after Christmas, I was sick again, and this time, it was worse than ever before, I just would not stop throwing up!! in just a matter of six hours, I probably threw up more than thirteen times! for my little body that’s a lot.
So my Doctor, this time, I think realized, not only was this getting worse, but I think he could also tell, there was not much more my body could take, and we had run out of tests to run, so he said: OK I think its time we talk about doing an Exploratory Operation, but the thing was, even though, me, him and my mom, all agreed it needed to be done, getting a G.I Doctor or a Surgeon to agree to it, was another story!!
Because you see, they don’t even like to do Exploratory Operations on healthy people. So to do one on someone like me, they like to at least have something show on x-rays or C.T Scans, so they have something to go on, because usually when nothing shows on these special C.T Scans, it means the odds of them finding something in surgery, are slim to none. So most of the Doctors, were not willing to take the risk of surgery.
Surgery for me is a huge risk normally, because of my many health issues, and that type of surgery was even a higher risk, because where they had to go in to my stomach, is right where the tubing is to my shunt, and if they pushed to deep, they could have cut right through the shunt tubing, and there was also a huge risk of infection and so a lot of the Doctors just felt, those were all way to many risks.
So when I was admitted this last time, my Doctor said to me, if we and really, if you (meaning me) wanted an Exploratory Operation done, than we are all going to have to work hard to talk them in to it, and boy was he right!!! LOL (Laugh out Loud). That week, I seen more than four different G.I Doctors, and basically, in their own nice Doctor ways, they said: they were not touching me with a ten foot pole LOL (Laugh out Loud).
I spent, that whole beginning of the week, trying to talk these Doctors in to cutting me open, and after the third day of every Doctor turning me down, things started looking pretty hopeless again, and I remember my Doctor came in on a Wednesday night, and I remembered thinking, boy he looks just as discouraged as I feel. LOL (Laugh out Loud) and he tells us, he has one more Doctor he wants us to talk to, but that this Doctor was a surgeon, we all knew, we needed this Doctor to say yes.
After he left, a nurse who has been taking care of me, since I was like ten years old, she is more like a friend than a nurse to me. She came in to see me, because she said she seen my Doctor leave my room, so she wanted an update on what was going on, so me and my mom told her what he said, and I remember her exact words, she looked at both me and my mom and said: Oh geez, ya know, I have a feeling your going to leave this Hospital, with no new answers and your going to end up going through this all over again.
After she left that night, I started praying, and just started crying out to GOD and said: I will not accept what she just said, you have got to make a way LORD, I said: I could not live the rest of my life-like this, that I was exhausted, and that something needed to break, enough was enough!!!!!!, that night I came across this song, find you on my knees, and when I heard the words to this song, I started crying all over again, because this song was exactly how I felt.
There is a verse in the song that says: WHEN MY HOPE IS GONE, WHEN THE FEAR IS STRONG, WHEN THE PAIN IS REAL, WHEN ITS HARD TO HEAL, WHEN MY FAITH IS SHAKEN AND MY HEART IS BROKEN AND MY JOY IS STOLEN, GOD I KNOW THAT, YOU LIFT ME UP, YOU NEVER LEAVE ME THIRSTY. FIND YOU IN THE PLACE I’M IN, FIND YOU WHEN I’M AT MY END, FIND YOU WHEN THERE”S NOTHING LEFT OF ME TO OFFER YOU EXCEPT FOR BROKENNESS, YOU LIFT ME UP, YOU NEVER LEAVE ME THIRSTY, WHEN I AM WEAK, WHEN I AM LOST AND SEARCHING, I FIND YOU AT MY KNEES!
That night, of me crying out to GOD, he guided me to this CD, (Where I find you, by Kari Jobe) and it had that song, find you on my knees, that entire album ministered to me so much. After I heard that song, I still had no clue what would happen, but for the first time, in a long time, I had PEACE,,I had that kind of PEACE I always talk about, the PEACE that passeth all understanding and I knew whatever happened, it be OK, because GOD had me in the palm of his hand.
That next day, that surgeon that I mentioned earlier, that one, that would be our last hope, he came in and he was very nice, but at the same time he was partly just as against the surgery as the rest of the Doctors I had seen, but there was one difference with him, he was like my primary Doctor and actually heard, and respected what I was saying and feeling.
He said to me, listen, I know I can do this, but I don’t know why you want to go through all this for nothing, and he went on to say, what the rest of the Doctors had said, that because nothing showed on my tests, it was very unlikely they would find something, and this surgery had a long recovery and was risky for someone like me. So I said to him, well listen, if you were me, and have gone through everything I’ve gone through and if you knew this was your last option, what would you do?
Would you have the surgery if you were in my shoes? and he said YES, and I said OK, than let’s do it. That next morning I went in to surgery, and I never was so excited for surgery LOL (Laugh out Loud) seriously I had such PEACE through the entire thing, the only time I cried a little, was when my mom left the surgery room. They always let my mom walk in to the surgery room with me, because they have her lay me on the Operating table, because their even scared to pick me up LOL (Laugh out Loud)
The reason I chose 2 Timothy 1:7 as my main scripture for this blog, is because that’s the scripture, GOD kept giving me any time I felt fear starting to take over. The part I hate most about surgery, is that first five minutes, when they start putting you out, you feel so weird, and that always scares me, so that whole time, I just kept saying, the LORD did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a SOUND MIND!!
A surgery that was supposed to take a little over an hour, took almost THREE HOURS!! because guess why????? LOL (Laugh out Loud). They found something!!!! because of all the past surgeries I’ve had on my stomach, and because of the fluid in my head draining in to my stomach, and me having the tubing to the shunt there, I had a bunch, and I mean a bunch!!! of Scar Tissue and Adhesion’s building up inside of my stomach, and it was literally, choking all my organs and my intestines, and the reason nothing showed on any of my tests, is because Scar Tissue and Adhesion’s, are the one thing, that will not show up on any tests.
It also though, usually never causes trouble for people, but it was causing trouble for me, because it was taking over the little room I had left in side of me, because like I told you all before, there is hardly no room for my organs as it is, and is like trying to fit ten pounds of flour in a five-pound bag. Well with the Scar Tissue and Adhesion’s there, it was like trying to fit 15 pounds of flour in a five-pound bag LOL (Laugh out Loud)
When that Surgeon came out of the Operating room, my entire family said, it looked like he just had come out of a war LOL (Laugh out Loud). Sadly things still ended up not being easy for me, because I ended up getting an infection right after surgery and had 103 to 104 fever and I ended up in the ICU for five or six days. When I came out of Surgery I was as sick as a dog obviously, but it was weird, because I remember thinking, I didn’t even need to talk to the Doctor to see if they did anything, I already knew they had.
Even though I felt like crap, I also felt amazing, I knew the second I came out, there was something different about my stomach, but it was a good thing.  I remember the first time I ate without feeling sick, it was amazing, I even posted it on my Facebook that day, I posted, today was the first time in three years I ate without getting sick!! I almost started crying because I was so happy, all I kept doing is thanking GOD.
The Doctors have warned me, that in their opinion, medically, they know that nauseated feeling will come back, because, number one they were not able to get all the Scar Tissue and Adhesions and secondly, the Scar Tissue and Adhesions, that they did get, will eventually grow back, in their opinions, and I will be honest, I have had a few stomach-ache’s every now and then already, since surgery, but all in all, im still nowhere near where I was, and even though the Doctors are saying, it’s all going to come back.
I do not have to except that, my real Physician, is my LORD JESUS CHRIST, and he says: no weapon formed against me shall prosper and that im HEALED IN HIS NAME So I am asking all of you, my, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO readers, to please keep me in prayer and stand in faith with me, and believe with me that, im covered by the blood, and nothing can nor will it touch me.
I am so thankful to rainbows babies and children’s hospital, and my primary Doctor and the Surgeon, I don’t know if they will ever see this, but if they do, Thank you so much, for taking that risk, that no one else was willing to take, and for believing in me!!!!!! if it were not for my Doctor never giving up on me, and that surgeon for willing to do surgery, I may not have even have been here today, because eventually what would have probably happened, is my organs, or at least one of them, would have probably started failing on me, or my appendix would have burst, because my appendix was already in really bad shape.
The LORD gave me this scripture today. psalm 27:1-4 The LORD is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
Like I always say, life’s a battle, it’s a war. The LORD never said life would be easy, why do you think the bible talks about war all the time, and describes the bible itself, as being a sword and our faith as being a shield and our salvation as being a breast-plate, because he knew how hard life would be, he knew we would be at war. but the prize we get in the end is so so worth it all.
Joshua 1:5 says: No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life.  As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  The LORD just gave me this scripture now.  This scripture tells us, no matter the struggles, no matter the trials, no matter the pain, he is there!!!! I may have went through HELL but in the end I arrived in heaven, and GOD has turned my sorrow in to JOY BABY, AND I AM GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!
Remember we are covered by the blood of JESUS!!!!!!!!!! and nothing, nothing, can touch the blood. I never fully understood how powerful that is, up until this past year.  Because GOD answered my prayer and gave me an answer on my stomach issues, has life been perfect? heck no, the day I got out of ICU my grandfather was being rushed in to ICU, and while I was trying to recover he ended up passing away!!!
So like I said, life is not easy, the day I came home from the hospital, I didn’t even get to enjoy it, because I ended up having to go to his funeral, and technically I was supposed to still be in the hospital for another four or five days, but I explained my situation and because I live not even five minutes from the hospital, they let me come home.
So like I said and been saying, life is not easy, I know, but all the pain, all the struggles, the heartache, its all worth it. Because each and every one of us have a destiny to fulfill. Colossians 3:15 says: And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
We are his Children, we need to get back to speaking LIFE over our selves. I heard this teaching the other day, this guy said: we get to caught up in to feelings and he’s right, we need to stop concentrating on how we feel and concentrate on what we know. Like I know im a child of GODS, and I know im in the palm of his hand, and I know im worth more than GOLD, because he has made me.
I know this website is part of my calling and my destiny that GOD has for me, so no matter how weak, and tired and even sick I feel, I push myself to write and I will continue to, because I know this is part of what GOD wants of me, and I only desire what he desires for me.
OK this blogs way to long so whatever I’ve left out, ill have to put in next week I guess LOL (Laugh out Loud). I do have a few short announcements before I end though.  Number one, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, is back in action, so please start checking the site often, there will be lots of cool and exciting things to come, Number two, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has its own magnet, it’s actually that picture above, I’m giving them out to anyone that wants them. my goal with these is to pass them out all over, so everyone will know about THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, so if anyone wants magnets to pass out, please contact me and ill mail them to you, no matter where your from. For now I’m only doing magnets, but eventually I would like to do other things, like maybe even a shirt 🙂 Also THE-BOOK-OF-ROO is going to continue making its own youtube video’s.
I hope you all enjoy the past video’s I’ve made. Number three, THE-BOOK-OF-ROO, since I love writing about Christian music so much, I may also start a page where I talk about Christian music and may even try interviewing some Christian artists. So like I said, lots of new and exciting things to come.
WELL I GUESS THAT’S IT FOR TODAY.  I AM SO SORRY THIS BLOG IS SO LONG, BUT I HAD NOT WROTE ANYTHING SINCE JULY, SO I HAD LOTS TO CATCH YOU UP ON, BUT I PROMISE, ILL NEVER, EVER MAKE YOU ALL READ THIS LONG OF A BLOG EVER AGAIN.   PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU HAVE ANY PRAYER REQUEST AT ALL, PLEASE DO NOT BE SHY, CLICK ON OUR PRAYER REQUEST PAGE, AND TELL US WHAT YOU NEED PRAYER FOR AND I ALONG WITH ALL THE-BOOK-OF-ROO READERS WILL BE PRAYING. WELL THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK, REMEMBER I AND MOST IMPORTANTLY JESUS LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS 🙂

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SHAKE HEAVEN!!!! (LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, BY PRAISING OUR GOD EVERY STEP OF THE WAY)

July 13, 2011

  

ROMANS 8:37

NO, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US.

Hi all.  I am so sorry I have not wrote anything lately.  First I was sick, than I really didn’t know what to write about, and I told you all from the start, I wont write things just to write,  I have to know that what I am writing is not only in my heart, but also is what GOD wants me to write, and so I waited, till I knew I was for sure hearing from the LORD.

Before I get deep in to what I want to talk about today, I have a small announcement.  Since most of you that read my blogs found out that I paint pictures. You all been writing and begging me to show you some of my artwork.  So your wish is my command LOL (laugh out loud)

Please go to this link http://community.webshots.com/user/roostreasures?vhost=community  and you will be brought to another site, where I have made my own album of paintings I have done over the past few years.  This is the first time I’ve ever used this website, so if anyone has trouble loading this site, please let me know.

What I feel GOD is telling me to write about today is enjoying LIFE!!! I know, I know, I write about this kind of thing a lot, but its what I hear GOD telling me to write about, so I will obey him and write LOL (laugh out loud).

I know so many people right now who are going through so many different things, from health issues, to deaths, to marriage issues, to finances, to family issues, you name it and I know someone going through that problem.  I know what I am about to say, some people may not like, but please do not take offense to what I am going to say, please read full blog before you judge.

Please know, every single one of you that are going through struggles, my heart goes out to every one of you and I am praying for each and every one of you, every single day.  I am truly sorry for any trials you all are going through, and I truly know how it feels to feel helpless, so my heart truly does go out to you all.

But we cannot let our issues, our struggles, our trials, define who we are!! and some times I feel thats what’s starting to happen lately.  Like for instance, the first time we run in to a friend, what do we do???  the first thing we should do is talk about the joys and accomplishments we have made in our lives, but we don’t.

The first thing we do when we see an old friend is, we give them the list of every single bad thing thats happened in our lives, and than somewhere along the way we briefly mention a joyful thing in our life, but when we mention it, it’s very brief and we hardly give it any attention and thats so sad to me, because the joys are what we should be bragging about.

All we want to brag about is our sorrows, but we need to forget our sorrows, we need to truly place them in GODS hands.  Life is to short to be focusing on our pain.  Lets focus on the JOYS in life, lets shake heaven people!!!!!!!!!! lets tell our selves that no longer will we let our troubles define who we are.

GOD has made us to be such strong unique people, GOD has made us to be GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 Corinthians 12:9 says:  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

it says for my power is made PERFECT in weakness. We need to start standing on our faith again people!!! please don’t think I  am perfect, I am just as guilty as you all, in focusing on my struggles, I too at times forget how strong I am in Christ.  But enough, is enough!!! we need to stop forgetting what the word says.

We need to be bold and courageous, we need to be an army, we need to be GODS army.  We need to shake heaven and live life to the fullest.  Instead of crying about every thing thats gone wrong in our lives we need to focus on the good and be grateful for what we do have.

Please do not contact me and tell me things like, you have nothing to be grateful for, thats how bad your life is and blah, blah, blah.  Please don’t tell me that, cause I wont buy it, I refuse to believe, or except that.  We all have at least one JOY in our lives, even if its just that your healthy, or that you woke up this morning, or even if its just that the sun outside is shining, thats still some thing good, thats still some thing to be joyful about.

So come on and be JOYFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! lets stop focusing on negativity and focus on GOD and his power, his love, HIS JOY!!!!  GOD had started laying this all on my heart to talk about just a few days ago.  I was taking a walk with my mom, well she was walking, I was obviously being pushed LOL (laugh out loud) anyways there we were strolling through our little neighborhood when we ran in to, two people, and now before I say this I just want to go on record and say I love my mom and please do not think im being disrespectful by bringing this up.

I think my mother is one of the most amazing, strong, wonderful, courageous people I know.  But I hear her talking to these two people the other day and I start listening to some of the words coming out of her mouth and some of the conversation that me and her are having and 80 percent of this conversation, either had to do with issues we are facing, or others are facing.

As she was talking, I instantly kept picturing the devil smiling, and every negative thing that came out of my moms mouth, id see him get more and more excited, and in my head its like I could almost picture my own little movie playing and in that movie the devil was standing there and every time my mom mentioned some thing negative, like well we cant get to church cause our vans broke, or Jackie’s been sick a lot.

I kept seeing the devil standing there with a list and every time my mom said some thing id see him mark his list and start laughing and he was bragging about all the things he has done, and I instantly than realize and heard GOD say every time we go on and on about our problems, were just giving the devil more and more credit, more and more ammunition to do more evil.

We need to get over our selves, stop focusing on our problems, and stop giving our problems so much attention.   There is only one man I want to be praising and thats CHRIST JESUS! and I hope he’s who you all want to be praising too.   I know some of what I mentioned today, some of you may not agree with, because maybe some of you don’t even believe there’s a devil, but I do believe there is one and every time we focus on our selves and our issues, I believe were just giving him more credit.

I don’t know if you all read my blog from a few months ago, but I talked about matthew 6:10.   You all should know that scripture, but incase you don’t know it, Matthew 6:10 says: your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  I asked you all this last time, but I will ask it again, do you all get what that scripture means? that scripture means, whatever our father, which is “GOD” whatever our father has planned for us in heaven, we can have right here and now.

I keep hearing so many people say: oh I can’t wait for the LORD to come and take me home so I can have this, or that, but HELLO!!!!!!!!! if you want some thing that badly, you don’t have to wait for GOD to take you home to get it.  Whatever our “father” who again is GOD, whatever he has planned for our lives, we do not have to wait for it.

We can achieve everything right here, right now.  Just keep standing on Faith, Keep working hard, keep putting that armor on and FIGHT,FIGHT,FIGHT,FIGHT.  Why do you think the bible describes salvation as being a helmet and the bible as being a sword and sandals as being peace and a belt as being the belt of truth and the shield as being the shield of faith.

Why do you think the bible, or “GOD” describes all that as armor? Because the LORD knows how hard life is, he knows were in a battle and is trying to call out to us and is saying: HEY OVER HERE, I HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WILL EVER NEED RIGHT HERE, Here is your armor right here.

Take his hand, let him guide you, let him show you how to fight for LIFE, FREEDOM, HOPE, and MOST IMPORTANTLY JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shake Heaven is a song that not only Beckah Shae is singing but also by a guy named Montell Jordan.  Some of you may remember him as a singer from the 90s early 90s I think, and no he was not a christian singer at that time, he was far from it LOL (laugh out loud) to refresh your memory of who he is, he sang a song that was pretty popular in I think it was 1995  called (this is how we do it)

My point to bringing this up is, this guy has an awesome testimony and if you listened to his music back than, you would never think in a million years a guy like that would become a born again faith filled Christian and not only is this man a Christian now, but I also think he’s a pastor.

Don’t quote me on that now, but I am pretty sure he is, and its amazing to see how he went from singing songs like “this is how we do it” and “get it on tonite” to Shake heaven and going around preaching the word of GOD LOL (laugh out loud) hearing stuff like that is just awesome to me.

I not only love seeing GOD getting the glory, but I also love seeing GOD transforming people, people like Montell Jordan.  If anyone reading my blogs, doesn’t realize yet, that GOD is, the LORD OF LORDS, THE KING OF KINGS, THE ALL KNOWING, ALL LOVING, ALL POWERFUL, SAVIOR, AND HEALER.

Than go do research on Montell Jordan, don’t just take my word for it, go see for your selves and see how GODS POWER AND LOVE AND GRACE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE BLOOD OF JESUS, HAS WASHED THIS MAN CLEAN AND TRULY HAS TRANSFORMED HIM.  Go read this guys testimony, I think there is even a youtube video of his testimony, or at least part of it.

Well this blogs a lot longer than I planned on it being, as usual LOL (laugh out loud) THANK YOU ALL FOR CONTINUING TO READ MY BLOGS AND SUPPORT WHAT I AM DOING, I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.  I LOVE YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, JESUS, THE KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORD, LAMB OF GOD, LOVES YOU!!!!!! HES PRAISING YOU WITH LOVE EVERY SINGLE DAY, SO LETS PRAISE HIM RIGHT BACK, AND START REJOICING WITH THOSE ANGELS!!! LETS SHAKE HEAVEN PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE!!! (A THANKFUL HEART)

May 9, 2011

 PSALMS 107:1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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