July 27, 2005


ROBIN AND HER KING MACKREL
Yesterday, while talking to Robin (a veteran fisherwoman) on the Pensacola pier, this King jumped out of the water (or "skied") right before our eyes THREE times, as if to say, "Catch me, if you can!" Within seconds, Robin cast her bait his direction and after a fun "battle", she had her prize! And believe it or not, this fish is small compared to others she caught off this pier. GOOD JOB, ROBIN!

July 24, 2005


Carol & Fabian (domestic missionaries)
O GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD - EARLY WILL I SEEK YOU!
This morning I went to All Nations Gospel Church and Fabian shared about his month-long mission trip to Nicaragua and then preached a great message about being hungry for more of Jesus so we can impact others. When King David was in the wilderness of Judah, he prayed, "O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory." (Ps 63) May we ALWAYS seek God early!

July 22, 2005


ARE SUBWAY SEARCHES LEGAL?
Police officers began conducting random searches on New York City subways today. Privacy advocates call the New York Police Department's new search policy unconstitutional—the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union says the group is "looking into litigation." Things are escalating towards a global police state as we see government sponsored terrorism on the rise. The new world order/one world government illuminati agenda is prophecized in the Bible, so we each need to first, make sure Jesus Christ is our Lord and our Savior. Next, we need to pray and obey the Spirit of God. Time is short. Where are you spending eternity?


NEW YORK TODAY
"The searches that have begun on the New York subway are only the beginning. Cities all over the country are already falling in line and readying to install similar procedures on all mass transit lines. The purpose is two-fold: One, it is designed to keep up the level of fear, to keep the threat of terrorism ever present and on the minds of everyone of the millions of people who use mass transit each day. The second is to desensitize people to living in a Police State, to get them used to relinquishing their rights to the authority of the police and to get them accustomed to being under constant surveillance and scrutiny." - Alex Jones


FOURTH AMENDMENT [U.S. Constitution]
'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.'

PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH PHENOMENON
Don't be deceived, friends. Check these out:
"Who's Driving The Purpose Driven Church" demonstrates that this church movement is really Sorcery in disguise and that it draws heavily from the desperately wicked Humanist Psychologist, Carl Jung.
"Deceived On Purpose" reveals the strong New Age foundation to Purpose Driven. How many of us would ever think the occultic New Age Movement could actually reinvent itself, transforming into a "Christian" church?
"Outcome Based Religion: Apostasy, Purpose, and the Paradigm Shift" shows the huge Biblical errors Rick Warren is teaching. This newly released book also shows that Warren's movement is also contributing mightily to the New Age concept that, before Antichrist could arise, a huge shift in religious thinking -- Paradigm Shift -- must occur. That Paradigm Shift is now under way, greatly propelled by the Purpose Driven Church.

July 21, 2005


BEYOND TREASON - watch the trailer here
What causes Gulf War Illness? (a.k.a. Gulf War Syndrome; Persian Gulf Illness) Some believe these illnesses are caused by exposure to depleted uranium munitions used on the battlefield. Others believe chemical and biological exposures are the prime suspect. While yet an even larger group argue that experimental vaccines given to our troops, without their knowledge or consent, may have lead to the demise of many of these soldiers. Is it a combination of overlapping exposures?
- Depleted Uranium Exposure
- Chemical & Biological Exposure
- Experimental Vaccinations
A growing number of scientists and respected experts in their fields have been coming forward to share their research and first-hand knowledge of official betrayal. As ailing Gulf War Heroes from all 27 coalition countries slowly die of “unknown causes,” they wait for answers from their respective governments… but no satisfying or even credible answers have come forth from the military establishment. Records that span over a decade point to negligence and even culpability on the part of the U.S. Department of Defense and their “disposable army” mentality. The VA has determined that 250,000 troops are now permanently disabled, 15,000 troops are dead and over 425,000 are ill and slowly dying from what the Department of Defense still calls a “mystery disease.” How many more will have to die before action is taken? The DVD includes comprehensive and compelling documentation from United States Government archives of a massive cover-up lasting over two generations, thousands of pages of supporting documentation, along with testimony of experts and United States military veterans who demand answers to questions that the Department of Defense will not address. LORD JESUS, PLEASE EXPOSE THE LIES AND REVEAL THE TRUTH. AND FORGIVE US AS A NATION FOR HURTING THE INNOCENT!

July 18, 2005


And when he (Jesus) had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1)
SURELY I COME QUICKLY. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Rev 22:20)
Open borders are just PART of America's problem. Many believe the USA now has a corrupt government with wicked leaders who are bowing down to the illuminati globalists' agenda: The New World Order (NWO). Is America quickly becoming a police state very similar to Nazi Germany with government cover-ups and controlled mainstream news media? We know that one goal of the NWO is to divide the world up into ten regions, one of which is North America (Canada, USA, & Mexico), thus the open borders. Besides the one world government prophesized in the Word of God, the one world religion is also coming together before our eyes as several prominent leaders in the Christian community are embracing Catholicism and the pope (Jack Van Impe, Pat Robertson, Rick Joyner, Billy Graham to name a few). This is a great concern as most of the church seems to be asleep to this. However, like myself, people are more recently waking up to all this as the Lord prepares for His return any day now. JESUS CHRIST IS OUR ONLY HOPE and sharing the Gospel should be our top priority in these last days.

Alternative news links:
http://www.infowars.com/index.html
http://www.prisonplanet.tv/index.html
http://www.cuttingedge.org/newsletters/index.html
http://www.retakingamerica.com/

July 17, 2005


50 Shekel, the Jewish rapper who dubbed himself the "The World's Most Kosher MC," is now calling himself "The Jewish Jesus Freak."
THE RESURRECTION OF 50 SHEKEL
The rapper, Aviad Cohen, announced last week on his web site that he had joined Jews for Jesus. Shek tells the glorious tale about how he saw the light one fine Sabbath on the upper west side when the spirit moved him to violate the Holy Day and cop a disk at Best Buy. And not just any ole disk... "Was anybody looking? I was in my black Gianfranco Ferre Shabbos suit. Nah, no Jews here, they're all eating gefilte fish and horseradish; it's appetizer time at Shabbos lunch tables. I know the driedel drill. Back to the flick. What was the big falafel fuss about this movie? What's the big spiel deal? Prior to this day all I could hear was The Passion was anti-Semitic, gave a bad name to Jews, it will inciting hatred towards Jews and so on. I grabbed a copy of Agent Cody Banks on DVD as well, which I also bought, so I could cover up the copy of The Passion on DVD when I went to pay for it. I went up to the register lady, slowly put the two DVDs on the table. I remember, slowwwwllly placing it on the table. As if I was in some sort of "Top Secret" mission, slipping someone money in exchange for a piece of secret and valuable information, or as if it was some hush\-hush money for drugs exchanged, like in a Miami Vice episode. I gave her the money, looked around to make sure that no Jews could see that I'm buying The Passion. The DVDs were in da bag. Mission accomplished, but I wasn't up to the "get away" part just yet. I still had to pass through the Judaism jungle of NYC. I was on the subway, headed back to Queens. I came home to my apartment. Opened up the DVD. Popped it into my Apple Powerbook. Started the movie. HOLY SHABBBOS!!!! This movie is Jewish. Jesus is Jewish! His name is YESHUA? May neeshtana, ha layla ha zeh Wait! I thought this movie was supposed to be anti-Semitic. This is the coolest Jewish movie I have ever seen. The Pharisees look familiar -- similar to The Pharisees of today. The top Pharisee looks almost exactly like the Rabbi I swore to never deal with in NYC. After seeing The Passion, my mouth was wide open for about 20 minutes straight. I was shocked. 'Oh my God, Jesus was Yeshua. Jesus was the Messiah. Messiah is Moshiach, the Annointed One that we've been waiting for. This movie is not anti-Semitic. I have just fallen in love with God. I love being a Jew. Thank you Mel Gibson. You're a Catholic and you just unveiled to me our Moshiach. You just helped me totally understand that there is more to being a Jew than just driedels and latkes. So why do so many Jews hate you? They should be cheering you and your movie on! Mel Gibson has more matzoh balls than Steven Spielberg. After that, I went online to read the book of Matthew in The New Testament. Wow! Jewish! Legit! Thanks Mel, if not for God using you and your crew mightily for His purposes, I would have gone straight to eternal hell and would have never known what it really means to be true Jew. You have major matzoh balls to tell the most important true story to ever hit the silver screen. This is my #1 movie of all time and Mel Gibson is the most important director to ever emerge out of Hollywood."

July 16, 2005


12 Tribes of Israel
JESUS IS LARGE AND IN CHARGE!
How do people read the news - mainstream or alternative - and then sleep at night? Some of the current headlines - Israel being divided, suicide bombers, Iraq war, government coverups, child abuction, abortion, London bombings, nuke threats from China - could cause anyone to freak out! However, as a born-again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, His peace is my shield and comfort in the storms of life and today I was blessed by the words of Oswald Chambers:
The Concept of Divine Control
. . . how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! —Matthew 7:11
Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct in this passage for those people who have His Spirit. He urges us to keep our minds filled with the concept of God’s control over everything, which means that a disciple must maintain an attitude of perfect trust and an eagerness to ask and to seek.
Fill your mind with the thought that God is there. And once your mind is truly filled with that thought, when you experience difficulties it will be as easy as breathing for you to remember, "My heavenly Father knows all about this!" This will be no effort at all, but will be a natural thing for you when difficulties and uncertainties arise. Before you formed this concept of divine control so powerfully in your mind, you used to go from person to person seeking help, but now you go to God about it. Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct for those people who have His Spirit, and it works on the following principle: God is my Father, He loves me, and I will never think of anything that He will forget, so why should I worry? Jesus said there are times when God cannot lift the darkness from you, but you should trust Him. At times God will appear like an unkind friend, but He is not; He will appear like an unnatural father, but He is not; He will appear like an unjust judge, but He is not. Keep the thought that the mind of God is behind all things strong and growing. Not even the smallest detail of life happens unless God’s will is behind it. Therefore, you can rest in perfect confidence in Him. Prayer is not only asking, but is an attitude of the mind which produces the atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural. "Ask, and it will be given to you . . ." (Matthew 7:7).

July 15, 2005


Listen live to Kelly McGinley, Christian talk show hostess on "Re-Taking America", M-F, 2 pm central at http://www.retakingamerica.com
RE-TAKING AMERICA
The Mission of Re-Taking America is to expose the Apostate Church, to equip the Saints with Truth, Knowledge, and Wisdom to be the Salt and Light Christ Jesus has called us to be. With the TRUTH given out on this talk show, we pray it will lead all who listen who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to the Saving knowledge. (read more)

"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you." (Matthew 24:4)
WHICH BIBLE VERSION DO YOU READ?
When I got saved in 1976, we only read the King James Version (KJV) in church, so that's what I read at home. Then as modern versions of the Bible began appearing, I started reading these. However, these newer versions are flawed and misleading. For example, the New King James Version (NKJV) removes the word "hell" 23 times and removes the word "repent" 44 times. Here are some more of the many changes:
1. Matthew 18:26 & Matthew 20:20: The NKJV removes "worshipped him" (robbing worship from Jesus) (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
2. Mark 13:6 & Luke 21:8: removes "Christ" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
3. John 1:3: change "All things were made BY him;" to "All things were made THROUGH Him" (NIV, NRSV, RSV)
4. John 4:24: change "God is a spirit" to the impersonal, New Age pantheistic,"God is spirit" (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
5, John 14:2: (NKJV 1979 edition) change "mansions" to "dwelling places" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
6. John 14:16: change "comforter" to "helper"(refers to Holy Spirit) (NASV)
7.Acts 4:27, 30: change "holy child" to "holy servant" (refers to Jesus) (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
8. Acts 12:4: change "Easter" to "Passover" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
9. Acts 17:22: changes "superstitious" to "religious" (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
10. Romans 6:22 & I Corinthians 7:22: changes "servants" to "slaves"
Read more.

July 14, 2005


It was by faith that Noah built an ark to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about something that had never happened before. By his faith he condemned the rest of the world and was made right in God's sight. (Hebrews 11)
THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM
One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, "When will the Kingdom of God come?" Jesus replied, "The Kingdom of God isn't ushered in with visible signs. You won't be able to say, 'Here it is!' or 'It's over there!' For the Kingdom of God is among you." Later he talked again about this with his disciples. "The time is coming when you will long to share in the days of the Son of Man, but you won't be able to," he said. "Reports will reach you that the Son of Man has returned and that he is in this place or that. Don't believe such reports or go out to look for him. For when the Son of Man returns, you will know it beyond all doubt. It will be as evident as the lightning that flashes across the sky. But first the Son of Man must suffer terribly and be rejected by this generation. When the Son of Man returns, the world will be like the people were in Noah's day. In those days before the flood, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat and the flood came to destroy them all. And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business--eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building-- until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Yes, it will be 'business as usual' right up to the hour when the Son of Man returns. On that day a person outside the house must not go into the house to pack. A person in the field must not return to town. Remember what happened to Lot's wife! Whoever clings to this life will lose it, and whoever loses this life will save it. That night two people will be asleep in one bed; one will be taken away, and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding flour together at the mill; one will be taken, the other left." "Lord, where will this happen?" the disciples asked. Jesus replied, "Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near." (Luke 17)

July 11, 2005


SMOKING GUN
Did you know that there were bombing 'exercises' by London Underground taking place at the same time as the real attack on 7/7/2005? The facts confirm that "a consultancy agency with government and police connections was running an exercise for an unnamed company that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations as happened in real life on the morning of July 7th.... This is precisely what happened on the morning of 9/11/2001. The CIA was conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the WTC and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning. It is clear that at least five if not six training exercises were in operation in the days leading up to and on the morning of 9/11. This meant that NORAD radar screens showed as many as 22 hijacked airliners at the same time. NORAD had been briefed that this was part of the exercise drill and therefore normal reactive procedure was forestalled and delayed." (read more)

1 JOHN 2:15-23
Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in our possessions. These are not from the Father. They are from this evil world. And this world is fading away, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever. Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the end of the world has come. These people left our churches because they never really belonged with us; otherwise they would have stayed with us. When they left us, it proved that they do not belong with us. But you are not like that, for the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and all of you know the truth. So I am writing to you not because you don't know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and falsehood. And who is the great liar? The one who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Such people are antichrists, for they have denied the Father and the Son. Anyone who denies the Son doesn't have the Father either. But anyone who confesses the Son has the Father also.

THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
Hurricane Dennis hit yesterday but we were on the west side of the eye, so we didn't have any damage - THANK YOU, JESUS! Still without power, we are using a generator and I am just now able to access the internet. May the Lord bless and help those who did suffer from this storm. To read more about the storm: http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/

July 09, 2005


Click for closeup & model runs
JESUS CALMS THE STORM - Mark 4
Although the predictions could change significantly before landfall, Hurricane Dennis is expected to unleash tropical storm-force winds here in Pensacola about 4 a.m. Sunday. Hurricane-force winds are projected from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with landfall sometime around mid-afternoon. The storm is expected to move out of the area about midnight. At this point, we are planning to ride out the storm here in the Navy Point section of Pensacola.

Jesus Calms the Storm
As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake." He was already in the boat, so they started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm arose. High waves began to break into the boat until it was nearly full of water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. Frantically they woke him up, shouting, "Teacher, don't you even care that we are going to drown?" When he woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water, "Quiet down!" Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. And he asked them, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in me?" And they were filled with awe and said among themselves, "Who is this man, that even the wind and waves obey him?"

LINKS:
http://www.hurricanecity.com/
http://members.boardhost.com/hurricanecity/
http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

July 07, 2005


EXPLOSIONS IN LONDON - WHO STANDS TO GAIN?
There is a scrambled cover-up to try and change a prior knowledge story as original reports stated that Binyamin Netanyahu was warned BEFORE the first blast, now all the Associated Press reports are being changed to say he was warned AFTER the first blast. (read more)

Hurricane Dennis is expected to become a Catagory 3 when it makes landfall Monday morning (update)
IS YOUR LIFE BUILT ON THE SOLID ROCK OF JESUS CHRIST?
The National Hurricane Center forecasters say Dennis may be a Category 3 hurricane (maximum sustained winds between 111 mph to 130 mph and a storm surge about 9 feet to 12 feet) when it arrives here Monday morning and by Friday, we should decide our plan of action: to stay or evacuate. In any case, as we watch, pray, and obey, we put our trust in Jesus Christ Who guides us! This morning, I was reading the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:
Effective Prayer
Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks. You parents--if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
The Golden Rule
Do for others what you would like them to do for you. This is a summary of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
The Narrow Gate
You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell (or the way that leads to destruction) is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.
The Tree and Its Fruit
Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep, but are really wolves that will tear you apart. You can detect them by the way they act, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit. You don't pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles. A healthy tree produces good fruit, and an unhealthy tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, the way to identify a tree or a person is by the kind of fruit that is produced.
True Disciples
Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as "Lord", but they still won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. On judgment day many will tell me, "Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name." But I will reply, "I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized (or unlawful)."
Building on a Solid Foundation
Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse, because it is built on rock. But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will fall with a mighty crash.


NWO INFO LINKS:
Disease, Mandatory Vaccines, WHO, CDC and the NWO Agenda
A few days ago I met a Christian man who worked in the government and confirmed all the info I've been posting regarding the New World Order (NWO). He told us much more and warned that coming soon would be mandatory vaccinations laced with destructive ingredients. There are many items on the NWO agenda with the ultimate goal of that agenda being a one-world government and possibly enslavement of the peoples of the world. One of the prerequisites for success of this plan is the reduction of the the world's population to a manageable level; manageable enough to be able to keep track of and control every single person on the globe. The above link gives the specifics.

A Letter Addressed to "The Sheeple" from "The Globalist New World Order"
"Hi guys. I suspect that this is someone's artful creation, rather than the genuine article,
but who knows? It's what's happening anyway, no doubt about that." David (NZ)


Commentary: Out of Control Parents by Nedd Kareiva
"What I do mean by America's parents being out of control is that due to governmental forces, abuses, unconstitutional laws and power hungry officials, mothers and fathers are being stifled in their ability to raise their children as they see fit."

July 06, 2005


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!
It was a full weekend with lots of fireworks and sparklers as the nation celebrated Independance Day. Did you know that America's small group of founding fathers were mostly Christians? They believed God to be the Supreme Judge of the world as they put their trust in His protection and they mutually pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. May the Lord raise up more patriots today who will do the same!

AND A NOTE FROM MY GERMAN TRANSLATOR
Hallo, liebe deutsche Blog-up-Leser! Ich wollte Euch nur wissen lassen, daß die Deutschübersetzung nicht mit Cathys Wegzug endet, ich bin nur umgezogen und momentan ohne Internetanschluss. Ich hoffe bis August haben wir wieder Internet, dann geht das Blog-up-übersetzen weiter. Schaut einfach ab und zu rein, ihr seht ja, wenn wieder Übersetung da ist. Ich werde vermutlich ein paar mir wichtig erscheinende Blogs auch noch im Nachhinein übersetzen, ich denk ich werde dann vielleicht auch eine kurze Randbemerkung machen, dann können alle des Englischen nicht mächtigen die entsprechenden Blogs nachlesen :-) Gottes reichen Segen Euch! Die Übersetzerin

July 03, 2005


Signing of the Declaration of Independence
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Tomorrow we celebrate the signing in Congress on July 4, 1776, the unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America. Today I heard Pastor Chuck Baldwin preach and here is some of what he said which you can read completely online here: "The United States of America was built upon three fundamental documents: The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Taken together, these documents form the basis of all our laws, principles and heritage. To destroy the principles contained in these documents is to destroy the country. Unfortunately, that is exactly what has been happening for many years now. The destruction of America's founding principles can be directly traced to the country's willful rejection of the Bible as our source of divine authority. America has done more than expel God and the Bible from our schools; it has expelled God and the Bible from politics, commerce, and even our very way of life. Should it be any wonder, then, that our founding documents are also being expunged? After all, America's founding documents are themselves predicated upon God and the Bible." LORD JESUS, PLEASE FORGIVE US OF OUR SINS AND BRING REVIVAL TO THE LAND!

July 02, 2005


Haley Mills starred in the 1960 classic "Pollyanna"
ALWAYS BE THANKFUL!
Last night, my granddaughter and I watched again the wonderful movie, "Pollyanna". This touching story is about a missionary orphan who like a sunbeam with her glad game, brought joy to the shadowed lives of young and old wherever she went. We can learn from Pollyanna that no matter how things look or how bad you may feel, there is always something to be glad about. When we choose to give thanks to Jesus for even the smallest thing, there is a divine connection and the Spirit of God floods our soul with joy. As hard as it is at times in this world, learning to be thankful rather than complaining brings freedom in any situation. 1 Thessalonians 5 says, "Always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." THANK YOU, LORD, THAT YOUR MERCIES ARE NEW EACH MORNING!