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WHY ARE GIFTS IMPORTANT AT CHRISTMAS?

December 26, 2019

 

The book of roo

Romans 12:10

BE DEVOTED TO ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE. HONOR ONE ANOTHER ABOVE YOURSELVES.

Hi all sorry it’s been awhile since I wrote a blog, been busy getting THE-BOOK-OF-ROO podcast off the ground and also the book! I finally have the funds to publish it. I am just making sure it’s totally edited, spelling is correct, grammar is correct and just making sure it reads well before I hit the trigger, because once I hit that trigger there’s no turning back. But I’m officially hitting the trigger (which means sending it to publish to approve) next week! So be praying the publisher approves it all and that there’s no copyright issues. I truly cannot wait for you all to read this book, it truly is my baby and my labor of love.

So before I get into why I decided to blog today let’s quickly give a update on me. Well health wise there’s not much new to report, medically “on paper” I probably look and sound better than I ever have lol. But physically and realistically I’m still bad, I’m probably actually the worst I felt since my surgery in 2012 I won’t lie😜 the nausea is indescribable, when it hits me it’s like a ton of bricks hitting me at once and some days are worse than others. All this month I was doing fairly well, I couldn’t leave my house much but as long as I didn’t move a lot, I did great LOL. Than all of a sudden about 6 days before Christmas (Dec 25th) I just felt this huge wave of nausea come over me. I was so nauseated that I physically could not speak. I was like great here we go another Christmas in the ER. I thought for sure I’d be in there, if you look at my personal Facebook page I even asked people to pray for me because that’s how bad this got. I just could not fight this on me own anymore and I knew that, I just knew I physically nor mentally could do this on my own. I knew the only way I’d overcome this is with prayer. So I had people praying, hundreds probably and than about a hour before we left the house (because Christmas dinner was at my sisters) I just made the decision I needed to focus my mind on living! And I needed to speak life into my body, so I said ok I’m going to push myself as much as I can, let me put a headband on, and let me do a little makeup. I figured if I act ok maybe my body will start to believe it lol. So that’s what I did, like I said I did my hair (not perfect but I did what I could) I filed my nails, I put on my makeup (again not perfect but I did it) and I put a new top on, which when I’m sick like this I never put new tops on I just stay in my pjs, I don’t care where I’m going as long as I’m comfy lol. The only thing I didn’t do is put nice pants on. I had to stay in my pj pants and the only reason that was is because my stomach could not handle anything tight around the waste, and for some reason the only pants that fit me loosely without falling off is my pj pants, so they have pretty much become my 24/7 pants LOL, I knew if I put jeans on or dress pants I’d be overdoing it, so I did not do that but everything else I did and amazingly enough I think that worked because I got through it all. Some times when your body feels like death you have to speak life into it, not only to your physical being but also to your soul.

Yesterday and this morning (dec 24th and early morning 25th) were extremely rough like I said, I could not even move my tongue because just moving my tongue to speak was nauseating me. I was also getting worried because it was now going on almost 7 days without any relief, so I thought ok God I can’t go on like this much longer something has to break. Than all of a sudden tonight when I was sitting at the Christmas dinner table I just felt everything ease up, it didn’t disappear but it eased up just enough to where I could at least function and feel a little more human, I was so thankful. I was even able to eat a few bites of food, which I hadn’t done in 6 days, other than that medically and physically there’s not much new to report. So that’s my update On my health now on to why I decided to blog LOL.

Back in like October I got in this, what I will call a heated “discussion” LOL with my siblings, and it was about Christmas and the importance in gift giving. Their thing was, why can’t we just buy gifts for my niece (my sisters 8 year old daughter) and that’s it, now when they suggested this I understood part of their point. Realistically it would make sense, we’re all adults, we have our own money so why buy crap that we don’t need for each other, in the natural, (mans eye) that makes total sense. But I got very offended by that to the point I think my poor brother is scared to even mention the word gift to me anymore LOL, but here is why I got upset. Now originally when I first had this “discussion” with my siblings I opted not to blog about it because I figured it was a family issue, but than everywhere I went I kept hearing more families saying the same crap, and having that same attitude and yes I said crap because thats what it is, that kind of attitude about Christmas and buying a $15-$20 gift for your loved ones is crap to me and it gets me very angry and here’s why. As adults we start to take more and more away. We want to take the things that are originally put in place to keep us connected thrown out. I get there’s a time to let the old go to welcome the new, but there’s also a moment where you have to cherish some things about your past to keep you connected to your present. We already don’t want buy each other birthday gifts, now we don’t want to buy Christmas gifts. So what moment will we all take aside in our lives to actually think of each other? And I’m asking this question to everyone as a whole not just my family or the people in my inner circle but I’m asking everyone? If we continue to minimize those special moments with each other than when will we take that moment to just say hey you know I think my aunt or uncle would like this, or I think my mom would enjoy this. We have come to a point where everything is about what we want what we need, what will make my life easier, it truly has gotten on my very last nerve this year. There’s only a few times a year where we take out to truly think about one another and if we exclude that what will there be left? And if you stop thinking about each other than what will be left to keep you connected to each other? It’s just another reason why so many families are separated because no one takes those moments to think about each other. It’s not about the gifts it’s about the fact that you took that moment to think about another person to show your appreciation for the fact that their in your life!

The older I get the more that Clock gets shorter and shorter, and I know it does for everyone but for someone like me that holds true even more. And it’s really sad to me because the only thing people are caring about anymore is vacations or drinking and partying and all the things that in the end are not going to mean crap to you. I hate to continue to go back to this so much but I can’t help it. When you are taking your last breathe do you think your fancy house or your bills or your cars or your jobs or even your friends, and I’m not referring to good friends, family, ride or die type friends. I’m talking to your “party friends” you know those people you call friends who won’t do crap for you but  you continue to call them a “friend” so you can look good or cool because you think their the popular ones, come on be honest we all know we got them, I am not talking about those friends. I’m talking about the friend who will lay their life down for you, I’m talking about the friend who will go through pain and heartache with you, who will actually have compassion for you and actually show they have it, not just say they have it. Like I always tell people your actions speak louder than words. Those people the ones who will lay their life down for you, those are the ones your going to think about when you take your last breathe and that moment, that memory is going to be the only one that matters in the end and I promise you that memory  is not going to be you sitting in the bar chugging back a few shots, those are not the memories your going to think about. The memories your going to think about are ones like I had this week. Sitting in the living room while I watch my mother bake cookies for 4 days straight, or watching my dad pound a plate of veal out and watching him act like he’s a professional one minute and the next hearing a plate shatter in our kitchen because he wasn’t watching where he was slamming the hammer and well on the second pound instead of the meat getting the hammer our dish got it LOL.  Or watching my niece get excited while she opened her gifts, and watching her walk around all grown up taking pictures of everyone, and thinking back of how much she has grown and matured in just 1 year. Or taking those few moments out of our day the past few weeks to buy and plan everyone’s gifts. All 3 of us as siblings hadn’t spoken to each other as much as we did this month, and yes that’s sad but life gets busy everyone has careers, spouses, houses to take care of, kids and everything else, I get it, I’m just as guilty, but my point is that’s why families like ours need to keep these what may seem “stupid” traditions alive because without them we’d have nothing. And moments like these are going to be what are important in the end, so as much as we don’t want to, because trust me I didn’t want to either this year. This was one of the hardest Christmases to get into. I have never struggled getting into the spirit of Christmas but for some reason there was just something in the air this year. Their was so much heaviness and I just could not get into it until Christmas Eve, and I’m not the only one who felt that way, everyone I spoke to said it, heck even tv shows were portraying that on tv LOL. But in the end I’m glad I fought to keep our tradition alive because in the end these little moments are going to be all that matters 😍🥰

I probably don’t even need to explain this now, but that’s why I chose Romans 12:10 because I know when people read that their minds going to go right to their spouses or boyfriends or girlfriends, but its not referring to just that. It’s referring to each other as a whole, we need to be devoted to all the people that are important to us, because we truly do not know when our last moment will be.

I have a friend who lost her husband at 1 in the morning on Christmas. On Christmas morning she had to wake up to tell her kids that their father was gone. Could you imagine having to tell your kids that on Christmas morning? Again I can’t say this enough, LIFE IS SHORT AND THE NONSENSE THAT WE WORRY ABOUT IS NOT WHATS IMPORTANT, WERE IMPORTANT, THE LOVE AND MEMORIES AND RELATIONSHIPS THAT WE BUILT WITH EACH OTHER IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT. THE BEST GIFT IS THE GIFT OF TIME! THATS IT FOR TODAY, GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEARS! LETS GO IN TO 2020 GLOWING BABY!

PS SORRY IF THIS ISN’T WRITTEN OUT PERFECTLY I WROTE IT REALLY FAST LOL.

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

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

October 13, 2017

 

The book of roo

REVELATIONS 21:21-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE-BOOK-OF-ROO has options now! If you all are looking for a way to reach me on a more personal level, or maybe want to send a cash donation you can do that now. Please send any cards/Letters/Gifts to this PO Box. PO BOX: THE-BOOK-OF-ROO
4496 Mahoning Avenue #911 Youngstown, OH 44515

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

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

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