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One Step At a Time. (Real Life Story)

Sometimes life is great and almost perfect. Other times  life is overwhelming  and so much so you find your wits end. Unfortunately the latter is the most common. And we find ourselves having trouble with the simplest of tasks as well as the major ones. Such as paying attention while doing dishes so you do not hurt yourself, or training for a marathon. What ever it is it is important that you remember to breath.


I was worried about many things and far from home. I was challenged by my sister to walk up the last 1/3  of a mountain to the tip top where a large wooden cross can be seen.

I was sacred. Just walking to the trail from the tram, I was out of breath. I had been walking trails daily and one day I walked at most 8miles. The most I have done in years. And this was a lot less then that. Probably about 3 miles at most. But the trail was hard. I had to stop every thirty seconds it seamed.

After the only five minuets I begin to panic. There was no way I could walk this trail. And definitely no way I could make it all the way to the tip top, where the cross was. It was a narrow trail, full of rocks and raised roots.  Most of the time it was  extremely close to the edge of the cliff or a ravine. It was muddy,  slippery in many places, and the stairs had no railings. I collapsed on a rock on the side of the path and told my sister to go on with out me. She reluctantly walked away saying she was gonna check out the next part up some stairs.  She has such a sad look on her face. I do not recall exactly why, but I got up and walked to her at the top of the stairs.  I told her I would walk the normal path but not to the cross. She did not argue. You should know this trial is one large loop. From the tram around the mountain top and back to the tram. With a side trail to the Cross. You could go either way depending on your preference. One side had lots of stairs and one had mostly natural trail. We chose to go trial up,   stairs down.  (Something else you should know I am allergic to some bees)

Many people passed us, most on their way down… (most seemed to have chosen Stairs up) 9 out of 10 had something encouraging to say. “It is well worth it, The view is spectacular.”  was the most common. And it was a most spectacular view even from the bottom of the trail. It was breath taking and surreal.  We were almost half way when we came across the path to the cross. My sister told me she would regret it if she did not go and I told her I would wait at the observation that they had at the fork.

Again she said ok. And I watched her walk away. Yet again  I  felt the sudden need to go with her. Even though at this point my chest burned as if on fire inside, every time I took in a breath. I stood up from where I was sitting and followed. Less then a minuet latter I found myself  hunched over in tears. I could not breath, I could not see. I was loosing consciousness I knew it.. Before I could fall, i was falling to the ground I stopped my self with my hands and I took authority over my body and started praying in the spirit. The verse Philippians 4:13 came to mind. “I can do all things Through Christ who strengthens me.” and I could hear God say in a faint whisper. “Just take a step” so I obeyed. “take another step” I obeyed.  I was seeing spots every where but my vision was back. I was did not tell my sister what I was going through,   but I am sure she knew I was struggling. I repeated the verse out loud, over and over again for about five steps. I was still hunched as I walked but I was moving forward. We still had a bit to go,  I was moving very slow saying the verse out loud and in my head over and over again with every step. Unsure if my Body would obey my will. And I heard with every step now.  “One Step At a Time” I kept my eyes on the ground and obeyed. I quoted “My Strength is renewed like Eagles”  Isaiah 40:31 and Psalms 103:5

Around a corner there was a swarm of bees. I was scared but I put on my jacket held it tightly cosed, with the hood up and kept walking, but a bit faster. Everything hurt and I felt   Before long we made it to the cross. I can not explain in full words the Joy and feeling of success I had at that moment. I was was moved to tears, if there were not people there already I would have cried. But since there were I did the only thing I could. I hugged the cross and I praised God! And I used the opportunity to witness to those already there. I don’t know if  what God has done for me touched them or not but I do know I planted a seed..   Also I know there was no way I could have made it up there on my own.  God was there with me all the way up. And once we made it there my Energy was resorted just like the verse. It was as if I had not just struggled up all that way.  It was as if I had just woke up full of energy. God had restored my strength like an Eagle just as the verses I was saying before.  No one but God could have done that for me!  It not only did it help me learn to listen better it helped to teach me to be obedient, and on top of it all I felt extremely loved and and full of peace too…  I am not sharing this so you will go out and do something drastic to get closer to God.  I am sharing this to show you that God is always with us and willing and will help you in your time of need. All you have to do is call on him and trust him, and do as he tells you.  I had no choice not to do as he said. I was stuck up high, I could have gone down alone but I did not know my way. So I decided to trust God to give me what I needed to continue on. And he did and now my faith in him is stronger and I know I can do anything with him at my side.

D.R.I.H. Staff The Lady Bug

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Watch What You Throw Away

Today I went to throw out some trash and when I looked in I found that my nephew had added to the trash. There on the top was the DVD / VCR player remote and His favored sippy cup. He is now in the habit of helping us clean and though it is cute we have to keep a close eye on what he puts in the trash now. And I got to thinking…..

How much do we Christians take for granted? How many important things do we forget, treat like trash, take fr granted, or throw out?? Take a minuet and look over your own life right now……………

Personally I am not taking the time I need to with God, to strengthen myself and to lean more. Also I have let the Devil use my anger towards those I love.. It is not all the Devil’s fault. I have a free will but I didn’t stop myself. Plus more… I am ashamed of myself and I need to work at paying more attention to what is important in life……… A missing shoe compares not to a sad sister.. Small example…

Metaphorically if we look at what my nephew threw out I think of. The Remote – Control over our own actions, thoughts and words.. VERY IMPORTANT! The Sippy Cup – I think of the living watter that quenches our thirst.. Jesus… MOST IMPORTANT! Where would we be with out him. I know I would be dead for sure…. But what else is important to you?? For me it is God-Jesus-The Holy Spirit, My Bible, My family, Friends, My Pets My Home, My Car, food, and my books.. Other then that nothing else matters to me really……

What can you do to your life to remind yourself not to throw away what is important in life?? Make a list, think about it, pray about it……….

God Bless you!!
The Lady Bug

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I fell and Was Reminded

Last weekend I fell down. I was out of town and running important errands. I had a lot on my mind and I was literally driving in circles trying to find this a place I had to deliver a book too.I was not yet late but was worried I would be.

I was extermly excited when I found the place. I parked, rushed out of my car and tripped. I dropped the book to save my head from hitting the concrete, and I caught myself with my hands. I was very shaken up. I am accident prone but not that bad usually. I had come across very few sincerely nice people on my trip. To my surprise I had many people come to my aid. I felt extremely blessed for their kindness and help. When I was able to examine my wounds I saw that my hands were bloody.

I was reminded of Jesus and how he had nails hammered into his hands and I wept. Matthew 27 (whole chapter) And John 3:16 For God So Loved the World, that He gave His only begotten son. So that who soever believes in him shall have everlasting life.

The pain Jesus must have felt I could never imagine. And the blood he spilled for us….. I do not feel worthy of that all the time. I make mistakes, I get mad, I hurt peoples feelings, and mine get hurt as well too.. I have been feeling very low and stressed and though falling and getting hurt is never a good thing, it was for me. I have been worrying to much about my life and the lives of others around me. So much so that it had caused me to fall into depression almost. And falling that day reminded me that no matter how many times I fall, no matter how deep or how much my wounds hurt Jesus is always there to pick us up and help us.

When you are down close your eyes and pray. Ask Jesus, God, for help. And close your eyes and take a deep breath. No matter how bad the situation is God / Jesus / The Holy spirit is always with us.. We just need to lean on Him…. One way we can do that is by reading our Bible and studying the love letter that we were sent. The Bible is our Sword for all our battles.. And when you do not know how to pray it helps us. And when your down praying and studding Give him Praise and Worship for what he has done for us and what he is still doing. BECAUSE no matter how bad the situation / world looks right now. God is working in our behalf to better it. So pick yourself up when you fall, accept Him and his good works, and Sing praises for the good that is coming on our behalf. .

Matthew 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
John 10:11 The Good Shepard comes to watch over his sheep. I am the Good Shepard.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

The Lady Bug

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A few Questions & Answers

Is it just me or does it seem harder to vocalize your faith now days.. It seems a lot of people now days are hating Christians… I know the bible says it is inevitable, but that makes it a bit harder to express God’s love. Especially when the ones who need to know they are loved the most hate the even mention of Faith.. And God…

So I was wondering how do you get around it?   Personally I just love them and I try and live a good example. One of the best examples is when I mess up and I get caught (Don’t do that on purpose) Like when I say a curse word which is rare, or when I get mad. They say “I thought you were a Christian.” And I reply “I am, but I am also human. God loves me no matter what and that is one of the reasons I am living for him.

Anther question I have been asked is “Does God Love Every One”     Yes God does. He sent his only son Jesus Christ to die on the cross, to be beaten and whipped for us. “John 3:16” the full book of John is all about Jesus..

“Does God love Even Murders and Child Abusers”  Yes… Love and like are two totally different things. I LOVE my family but I definitely don’t like them all the time.. I don’t think God dislikes any one but I do know he dislikes our actions when we go against the ten Commandments. Exodus chapter 20. But that does not mean he does not LOVE them. Every one is held accountable for there actions, and every one will have to ask for forgiveness some time or another. If we do not that that is between God and the person. Do you haven to love every one no. Should we.. I think so.. Does that mean we do. No.. And we should not let people off for harming others..  But I feel we should pray for them I wish no one time in Hell. Though I did at one point. A man who abused my baby sister for a while.  But God dealt with me. I don’t wish him eternal damnation.. But I also do not like him.. And am glad he is out of our lives where ever he lives now..

~The LadyBug

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How and Where, Do You Pray?

How and Where, Do You Pray?

I ask you this honestly? Do you do it with clasped hands, entwined fingers, or folded arms?  Do you pray on your knees, against a bed or a chair; standing; or on your face on the floor? Do you pray while crying, when walking, while driving, or when doing a chore maybe?  Do you always know what to say? Or do you have a hard time finding the right words…  I know for me all the above counts… I pray constantly and in all situation and places. I even pray when shopping, during a movie, or out to dinner with friends.

Prayer is such an important part of our relationship to God. It can sometimes be very difficult. But at times it can be very easy too…  I find it most hard when I feel I should pray, as if I were forced to. But that is so rare for me…. Because I pray a lot, sometimes very passionately and personally, and other times quick thank you and I love you, to my Father who has made all and taken care of all.

To me prayer to Father God, Jesus is like talking to a best friend, to someone who loves me with un-ending love. To someone who accepts me as who I am and still wants the best for me.  Humans, people I love here my friends and family are important to me but I know they do not like all of me or wish they could change me somehow.. But God takes me as I am and with that knowledge I want to be better for him. There are people in my life who aspire me the same way. But I am far from perfect and I feel so bad when I mess up. I want to hide, lock myself away so no one can see me. Especially if it is something I think was very important that I think I failed at.  But there He is, my God with open arms ready for me to go to him for comfort and strength, and most important forgiveness.   And when I am not down I go to him for wisdom, authority against evil, and joyful thanksgiving in my heart.

How about you? How do you Pray, and where? Take a few minutes to think that over then continue to read.

If you do now know where to start, if praying to God, Jesus is not something you find easy then this is all you need to know. He gave us a prayer to pray that covers it all. Which is below.  And as for the where that does not matter. The only thing that does matter is that you have a relationship with our Faher God his son Jesus.

The Prayer is called:

“The Lord’s Prayer”

Matthew 6:9-13: New King James Version

9In this manner therefore pray ye:

Our Father who art in Heaven,

hallowed be Thy name.

10Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth,

as it is in Heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

God bless you today and always!


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Anointing in Numbers

Tonight I went to a concert where Kuttless, and Casting Crowns. The crowd was huge! Not a single seat left empty in a church that holds thousands. I am not sure how many but I know it was at least a  few thousand. The  church was huge and the staff was nice. I was really excited they are two of my  favored bands. I  found my seat and waited for them to come on.  Everyone was so happy. If you have never been to a Christian concert and you want to I recommend  a “Casting Crowns” one. Not only was there anointing it was fulfilling in many aspects.

* First, seeing a crowd so large was amazing, not only because of the numbers but also the fact that they were all, well mostly Christians. Seeing a crowd of thousands joining in worship was amazing. I was in complete utter Awe…  I began to wonder how many  out there were / are called into the ministry, or have gifts from God. And out of those how  many are not and should be sharing them.  Do you have something God has given you or has called you to do? Are you doing it? If not then why? What is stopping you from following his will on your life. He is more then worth for us to serve. Are you afraid? God choose you and he will give you the tools to do the task. I have been worrying so much about how to fulfill God’s calling on me. Thinking I am not good enough. But March God has been working on that in me and now more then ever I am regretting not following God sooner.  Don’t miss your chance to do God’s work. He called you for a reason so give it your best shot and trust Him to help you through the task. He will and your life will change for the better.

Second, If all us Christians could put our differences aside and come together like I saw tonight we would have so much power over evil. The anointing was so strong, so think I could see  chains falling off  of people all around me, I could feel Evil loosing    his battles in the presence of the Lord. He was there.  Imagine the millions we could save and affect if we could come together like this on a daily basis. Think of the millions of souls we could save.  So why arn’t we? Just like one of their songs. “If we are the Body, why aren’t his  feet walking, why aren’t his arms reaching??” Have you heard it?? Very good motivating Song.. I know I am trying to research others and spread God’s love. Are you?

We need to step up, the end of times is near, I do not believe the 2012 stuff, but the prophecies in the bible about the earth quakes and floods are coming true.. There is a hunger all around us and if it is not filled by God they go after what they think will fill it. I do not want to see my loved ones going to the “dark Side” you may call it. If one person can save just one other person, could you imagine the number of lives we could save if we started standing together, spreading God’s word and be living examples? Could you image the anointing????? The numbers of prayers that would be answered?

If Jesus came back tomorrow would you be ready?

Deeply Rooted in Him Staff,

The Lady Bug

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Pick Your Battles!


I keep talking about standing up and fighting, I have also talked about waiting on God in the past to. Both are extremely important. But we need to know when to fight and when to stand back and let God.

We have problems, I know I do. Whether it be a dispute with some one, a health issue, a financial issue… There is something we always fight with. I am so sick and tired of the constant battles. Some are pointless and do nothing when won…  Some could be won in other means and other problems we made our-self and shouldn’t be there to begin with. So what do we do, we stress over the problems till we go to bed, then we can’t sleep and we wake up in a bad mood, only to make others around us mad, and then we get more problems,  eventually that leads to depression or worse.  We need to go strait to the source of all the bad and face the distraction ‘s creator; the problem master himself – and take a stand.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

We have to decide what is worth fighting for and what is not. For one thing, a small dispute about where to go out to dinner is not important compared to a physical fight for a life.  We need to stop letting the little things get to us so much and we need to care more about winning the important battles over the petty ones.  And that will not happen until you make the choice and decide what is more important.. Flower arrangements at a wedding or being able to afford the honeymoon? It is all about a choice. And when you make the choice which is more important.. Then things will not seem so bad. Sure there will always be problems but there will always be our Father God too! He is always with is win or loose. He supports us and gives us a wall to lean on and a floor to stand on when we need and do not need.

Spiritual battle, or physical battle, you choose which ones you need to really fight, which ones are worth the thoughts and emotions, and then go out there and win it!!

Not with eye service, as men pleases; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;  And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,  For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.   But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:  Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

~The Deeply Rooted in Him staff,