Clean the Refrigerator Day!

Don’t ya just dislike cleaning a refrigerator? Don’t ya wish they would be self-cleaning; wouldn’t ya think someone would have come up with that by now?

Ya know, I don’t remember if Mom taught me how to clean one or if I am self-taught. I just know that I pretty much follow a routine and do not use chemicals to do so.

First thing that I do is “dress for it” like putting grubby clothes on cause I know I’m going to get dirty more or less and I just don’t like it. Anyway, then I put my hair up so it doesn’t get in my face and head to the kitchen.

I grab a bundle of paper towels, a couple of scrubbers that don’t scratch anything but do the job; my trusty Mr. Clean thingys (I know… that is probably not a word, but anyway….I just love those things because they do a wonderful job on just about anything!) Then I put the stopper in the sink and run hot water with Dawn, using a couple of cap-fulls of Vinegar in the water and I’m ready. I am prepared to sit on a chair if I have to for some of those sections because getting on my knees is very uncomfortable and at the bottom sections; yup, I sit on the floor.

I think I watched Mom once just empty the whole “refrige” at once; I don’t do that, I do little areas at a time….I know, maybe it sounds like it will take forever but there is really a method to my madness. I just do it in sections; remove the stuff that’s in that particular section and depending on how bad it is I might just take the paper towel and dampen it to get surface stuff up first and do the inside of the doors. Those are the easier areas as surfaces go. I gotta remove all the stuff in the door and if it’s there more than a year and marked that way, I just toss it. If I can liquefy anything and put it down the disposal I do that and then throw away the container.

The yuckiest part is the cleaning the trays and crispers; right? You know what those are…..ewwww! I won’t go into detail cause you might get sick but…..those “have” to come out and soak! Then I have to stick my head in those hard to reach areas and get the crudd out of there. Oh, I hate doing that (who designed these things anyway?) This is the most difficult area to reach! The trays and crispers are soaking while I do this part and I can’t wait to get to the higher places so I don’t have to bend over so much; get my drift? 

Now, what I have also been doing is wiping off those bottles, jars, food containers that I keep and taking everything sticky off of them, make sense? What good is a clean and fresh fridge if containers are yucky?

Ok; I’m just about done, it’s getting easier and the trays and crispers are back in place and the bottom and middle parts are done; just have the top…..whew! The hard part is over; to my thinking anyway. Just a few more things to put in place keeping everything neat and tidy as I go. I look at the clock…..it just took me two and a half hours to do this, wow! I don’t know what the standard is but I’m thinking “not too bad.”

So; that is what I did today my fellow travelers. Did you enjoy your little adventure with me? Are you as tired as I am? Time for a little snack so I will finish off with a Klondike bar while a sit and relax. Oh yes, I still listen for the Father’s voice but I think He was enjoying this because He knows there are no refrigerators in Heaven…..LOL! I think I can hear Him chuckle…….till next time…..

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Courtesy of Klint Mane (Unsplash photos)

 

Rising Early?……that’s new!

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This is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I woke up singing the “Fifth Dimension’s” song; “Up Up and Away!” at around 5 A.M. I can hardly believe it! I don’t get up around 5 in the first place, anyway….I did….and I got the lyrics to the song, as follows:

Up Up and Away
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
The world’s a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
Suspended under a twilight canopy
We’ll search the clouds for a star to guide us
If by some chance you find yourself loving me
We’ll find a cloud to hide us
We’ll keep the moon beside us
Love is waiting there in my beautiful balloon
Way up in the air in my beautiful balloon
If you’ll hold my hand we’ll chase your dream across the sky
For we can, fly we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
Balloon
Up, up, and away
Songwriters: Jimmy Webb
Up Up and Away lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Any of my fellow travelers remember this? I really like this song. Of course I would love to go up in the daytime. Phoenix AZ is very popular for Hot Air Balooning and my best friend Carol went up not long ago with her Son and Hubby; had a great time! She and I are also planning to go up together to celebrate our 4 year Sisterhood friendship when we are both in Phoenix cause we are moving there. I am really hoping to be there by this Spring;  hopefully before Easter, that would be lovely and that would be a great time to go up and see all the Cactus Flowers in bloom from the air…..how lovely that will be!

I’m listening as I type this…..this is a happy song and I’m going to do this; other than riding motorcycles this would be the most adventurous thing I would want to do…for some reason it doesn’t scare me. I have thought that I would like to hand-glide too but not alone. I think one can go up double(?)

Well, I welcome any thoughts or comments on this little missive; most unusual; here is another kool pic with an AZ baloon!

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Soaring above the Sonoran Desert……Whee!!!!!!  by Angie Korbett-Kuiper credit photo

What’s Resonating Now…

In the background as I write I’m listening over and over to Molly Skaggs singing; “Ain’t No Grave!” Wow!!! She’s singing with Bethel Music Band and crashing the ceiling with it and I can’t get it out of my mind or heart. I believe I did crash out of my grave! I can’t say at what point that happened but I know it did. There are some interesting aspects to a grave.

Let’s see, in Dictionary.com the definition is:

Any place of interment, a tomb or sepulcher, any place that becomes a receptacle of what is dead, lost or past; in the Cambridge English Dictionary, under the ground and marked with a stone….interesting! It can even be a cave or a ditch.

 

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Ok, kind of morbid; and yes, if I was to stay buried but spiritually speaking one cannot–only the body, not ones spirit or soul. Anyway, this isn’t meant to be morbid because I am not only thinking about “my” resurrection but

Jesus’ RESURRECTION!!!!!

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This is exciting because if He had not risen neither would I be….risen; spiritually speaking. But what does the Word say? 

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25 & 26)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (I Peter 1:3)

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin. (Rom. 6:5 & 6)…

Oh, I just love this!!!  This is so real to me;  it is no longer a concept, and idea or just sitting in my mind, it has through God’s grace become my reality!!!  My Pastor nailed it yesterday in our worship service! He really was speaking of resurrection life. Oh what a glorious Truth!!! And Jesus did also say; “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life!“didn’t He? Is He? Absolutely!!! Whoo hooo!!!! and I went to church rejoicing in this before I even got there and just now put it together; whoa!!! I love it when He does this to me!!! Singing “Ain’t No Grave!” No! There ain’t no grave……gonna hold me down! No interment, no tomb, no receptacle, no cave and no ditch; nothing that marks my past with a stone! I rest on the Living Rock of Ages and nothing or nobody can stuff me back into that grave!!! Hallelujah to the Risen Christ!!!!! If I could fly right now I would be flying around my room!!!! What else did He say?

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (I Cor. 15:3 & 4)

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. (Phil.3:10) …..I think that this is what I am understanding right now more than ever before, this power, this reality of a resurrected life that He bought and paid for; forever!!!!!! Oh how wonderful and the Apostle Paul said it is an “unspeakable gift” and it sure is! Well, I’m just getting so excited by the minute that I can hardly sit still! 

 

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Oh I wish you were sitting in front of me my fellow travelers; this is just capturing my heart like no other year that I have been alive on this planet! It’s almost like seeing it for the first time if I can put it that way; I look forward to saying; “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” this Easter!!! It is my favorite celebration really, it always has been even when I was little.

My invitation to you…..come to Jesus!!! The RISEN KING! His arms are open wide for you to receive Him! Know that He died for your sins so you can turn away from them and receive Him as your Savior; make Him your Lord and He will give you eternal life with Him forever! To my fellow travelers who do know Him; get a little closer….closer…..and closer…..feel His heart BEAT for you and REST in His finished work on the cross and in His resurrection life!    One more happy picture!!!

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And let all those who seek Him, rejoice in Him!!!!!!!!!!

And check out Pastor Ashley Evans message 2-17-19 in the morning Influencer’s Church in Gwinnett and our Influencer’s Band’s new song; “Just The Cross” making its debut 2-22-19…..this all ties together in a beautiful way!

 

 

 

Just Musing for 2019

Just thinking about changing my Blog a little bit. What should I do to make it more interesting? I don’t like the “white” that I seem to be stuck with because I like color!

I don’t want my Blog to be boring to look at and I want it to be eye-catching but pleasing to my fellow travelers who check out my site.

In lieu of what I’m thinking about here I have been doing some reading on Blogs in general but I’m so detail oriented that I’ve been packing too much in my brain. Really, I’m trying to keep it simple for myself and trying to cut myself some slack but I tend to get creative in my thinking and go ahead “seeing” it all complete, know what I mean? I rush past the little things that are foundational and skip it in my mind altogether and I think that I can make short cuts…..ha ha ha…and it will turn out just fine cause I’m doing it! Crazy huh? Ever been there?

It’s only February and I still have some time to take it slow and easy. Now, besides reading up on Blogs I do have some friends who are more “techy” than I am and we do meet a few times a month at one of the local Starbucks and brainstorm, share ideas and learn something new. I feel happy if I walk away with a new idea that I will be putting in play once I get it cemented as to how I want everything to look going forward. I thank God for my Friends; we all want each other to really succeed in whatever endeavor or assignments we are currently exploring in the “Cyberspace” world and try not to look too dumb while learning what our Grandchildren already know! So now ya know why this is so challenging at times and I do it to myself, thinking that I should know these things just because I have been on this Earth so long; silly I know…..you can laugh here if you want to, I won’t be offended. At this point those things don’t matter and I can laugh at myself more as I move on in life.

So these are just my rambling thoughts on a Saturday night past 11 P.M. when I should be sleeping; but, I’m a “Night Owl” and I have been all of my life. I have tried to change it, I really have, but it just doesn’t work. I seem to have an inner time clock that says it’s time to wake up oh; around 5 P.M. or so and I have more energy for some reason from that time until about mid-nite. I have tried to put myself down earlier and it just doesn’t work, I lay there and think! Does anyone relate? I really don’t know that many “Night Owls” and actually none to be honest. Am I the only one? Well, a lot of ideas and other things come to me during those hours and these for me are the best for thinking….that is why I’m Blogging now and not in the morning….well, I really “should” call it a night because it’s the Lord’s Day to celebrate His goodness with my church family and praise and worship His Holy Name together. I will find one interesting picture and call it a night fellow travelers!

woman leaning on brown wooden table while holding book

Ok; this will work……

Urgent Message from the Father

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   I hear the Father say; “There’s going to be a clear demarcation line. When one crosses over into eternity, that’s it!” This is no time to play! One is either in or out, one is either for Me or against Me—there is no middle ground.

Can’t you see? Do you have eyes but see not? Do you have ears but hear not?, says the Lord. Look around you, what do you see? Do you see as usual and think nothing of it? Do you think that what you see is “reality?” Look again…Ask Me for the eye-salve that you need to see the dying world around you, not necessarily in the physical but spiritually speaking. Do you hear the cries of your neighbors as they perish inside wondering what is happening to them in the world they live in? Didn’t I say; “Look up, for the fields are already white unto harvest?” Didn’t I say ask Me for the laborers to send? What about you? Are you content to sit and watch the world go by playing with your remotes and the games the world is playing?

“WAKE UP!” I’m calling my people into the harvest fields! Will you go, even to your neighbors and bring them My GOOD NEWS? Somebody is hungry, thirsty for GOOD NEWS! This world needs GOOD NEWS amidst disaster, death and coldness of heart! Will you, My people say; “Here I am Lord, send me!” I have no other agenda but yours!

 

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How “dead” are you?…to the world, your flesh and the devil? Do you realize that when I died so did you? When I rose, so did you?  Truly, your life is not your own…do you live the crucified life or do you want your own way? You can’t have it both ways….”Choose you this day whom you will serve!” 

The crucified life is a resurrected life; a new life in Me! The new and living way! It’s exciting, full of purpose and identity; it’s not a religion to follow—it’s ME in LIVING COLOR! Your picture of the crucified life has been one of a religious nature. Put off the old man and put on ME (CHRIST) It’s in a relationship with Me that you find real “life” and everything else is death. The reason it’s so painful is because you have not surrendered your all to Me. Once you do that there is no death…you may struggle, hurt and feel some pain but I AM will be with you and I will help you. Once you give your all you will find peace, joy, love and contentment even in the midst of tribulation and you will love rescuing the dying and perishing souls that are around you—you will care for them as you do yourself and you will find a rest in Me that you thought you would only find in Heaven.  “Do you want this?”

“I say; you can have Heaven on Earth when you want only what I want—that is the best way!”

“Father really knows best!”

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Scriptures:  Rev. 3:18, ; John 4:35, ; Isaiah 55:1, ; Psalms 63:1, ; Joshua 24:15a, ; Mat.16:24, ; Gal.2:20, ; Heb.10:20, ; Eph.4:21 & 22 and John 16:33

I had to post this immediately and find the back-up verses. A good study would be to check as many translations as you can and get a greater picture of what Father is saying to His children right now. Of course it’s not in condemnation but it is a “heads up” for why we are here on this Earth; make sense? Do you receive it? I do…..I felt His heart!!!

 

About Time; I’m back……

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This is me; under the chandelier; the best pic I could find with what I think is really a pretty one.

So how was everyone’s Holiday’s? I know, I haven’t been here for a while as I was as busy as everyone else and after all the celebrating, fanfare, and the take down and put away I finally feel like I’m on solid ground again…..but I did have a wonderful time!

In catching up I’m finding that I am doing a bit of procrastinating, where I put off things I would rather not do like going through my mail basket. That really isn’t such a big deal unless you let it go from before the Holidays to now….LOL! I finally went through it yesterday and threw a lot of stuff away; anyone relate? I’m also keeping up with 3 journals as they have different subjects and I just love to write and with me I have to when the subject is fresh and coming to me like a download or something. I’m also looking forward to Spring; my favorite season. There were a couple of days here where there was some kind of nice weather and I opened my window for fresh air in between the rain. I even saw a Robin the other day while out walking. I hope that indicates an early Spring, otherwise it’s way too early cause it’s really cold today and rainy….again…..too much so! I don’t think I could handle living in areas where there was hardly any sunshine and all one could see is overcast, cloudy, drippy and boring weather. My constitution HAS to have sunshine. I love to walk outside if possible and see the blue sky and the warmer it is the more I walk.

I’m looking forward to this year! There is an excitement building up inside and I think it’s a spiritual thing. I believe it’s going to be a remarkable year with “surprises”; good ones, on many levels. I’m not silly enough to believe it’s not without challenges but since my perception has changed so much I have come to view things, even set-backs, differently. With a set-back comes a set-up; divinely staged by the Master planner.  (that reminds me that I have to get a new 2019 Planner from Books A Million) like the one I had last year.  And I believe it has a lot to do with the way one thinks. The Word of God does say to renew your mind and putting process with understanding while walking out the journey; makes sense. I sense some up-grades with understanding and I believe it will be corporate as well as personal in the Kingdom of God. I will be listening…..and following Him. I think it’s important while keeping my bearings/focus as I go forward and I believe I will be sharing that with my fellow travelers. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

So come along with me as we journey into this new year and share what is on “your” heart, plate or whatever you choose to call it. I’m really hoping that this is the year I get to go home to Arizona. I just have it on my heart so much and miss the warmth and beauty of the Southwest Desert.

 

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Nice walking path in the evening; love those Palms! and…

green cactus on green grass field

Looks like where I used to live, right below Superstition Mountain just East of Phoenix. Isn’t it beautiful????? Apache Junction….oh I am missing it…..

I will be checking back soon……

 

Spending Time With the Father

I said I would be back and so here I am. I just re-read the post I did about being “inspired.” And as I went over what He just gave me, this just seems almost seamless, but I didn’t quite get what He was saying; now I do.

So I must write from what I see now:  I am not living in earthly dimensions any more! (Please understand where I am coming from. I am not saying that I have arrived, I don’t have problems, etc.) but what I am saying is I did step into another dimension and it is not my work at all, this is definitely a “work” of the Holy Spirit to take me to a place I have never been but I do understand that we do go; “from glory to glory.” This is my understanding as it is….bear with me fellow traveler’s as ( I also am not saying that I am better than you or holier than thou or I just know more than the “average” Believer…no) I know what I know though and I can’t un-know it. Does that make sense?

So from this vantage point I see that I have come up into the heavenlies. My eyes have been opened to this degree and my ears are hearing better and better and I would say that something shifted from 9-01-18…yes! There is a clarity here that wasn’t before then. Father said; “Be brave, be bold about it because if that is where you are, that is where you really are!” The Word says; “seated in Heavenly places in Christ.” For real, I am, and that is the deal and that has become my reality, it’s different. I didn’t bring this about. There is a deep, deep peace about it and rest that I am experiencing…..it’s just different but wonderful.

I can see this:  I have been in process but without the understanding, now He has given me the understanding and connected it with process….it connects the dots and shows me a picture I have never seen before with the experiences I have had through the years, and in this realm it makes total sense. I don’t think I would know this earlier. I had to have a new and different vantage point from which to look from. He shows me the alignment, the time-lines and where I am in this whole thing and why I’m resting in Him. It’s just my walk with Him. What a marvelous thing! I hear too; “in this world but not of it.” and “as He is so am I in this world.” We are not to be earth-bound and live in limitations. Jesus wasn’t limited at all while he was on this earth. I believe He also wants to show us-His beloved, how to live the way He did.

It feels like a dismantling of the old to get to the New (the New Man) we are in Christ. What an undertaking as I think of it; that was in there since I was ten years old. I can see that I took Him at His word, that He was my Savior and I could ask Him to come into my heart and stay. What does a ten year old know about that? I knew “nothing” but asked Him anyway. Praise God He really took me seriously!

Look what the Lord has done! And it remains to be seen (literally) what He is going to do with my life. But I don’t have to worry about it, not about a thing. After all these years and time (through many dangers, toils, and snares) I have already come….twas Grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me home…..that is what I hear as I think about it. I’m still here and I never thought I would live past 40; for real-but that’s another story. Anyway, I’m enjoying my life like never before and I’m expecting things to pop through into materialization on this plane. It has to because it’s already there “according to His riches in glory.” I hope this is helping somebody……I’m sharing because it is true! I’m sharing because it’s real! I’m sharing to encourage fellow Believer’s and travelers and I’m sharing because He always calls us “up” and into something new in Him; all of us are going up, up, up! I feel the wide-open spaces in this dimension, the limitlessness in the realms of glory and the ones I have yet to step into and enjoy! Wow; what can I say??? I am so inspired some more and Papa wanted me to share it…..whoopee! I hope in some way that this has made some sense or if not right now maybe later…..we are each in our sphere of influence and different places in our walk. We all have something to contribute to each others growth and well being, right?

Thanks for reading my posts thus far. This is a labor of love and sharing and I welcome your thoughts, prayers, and synergy of the Holy Spirit. I know more is coming and I will do my best to post them as they come. This is also fun too because I love to write…..and read.