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The Miracle is Faith

Matthew 9:20-22 (KJV)

20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:  21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

We easily forge that we need faith to make miracles; But you also have to believe your worth it!  And you are!! Jeremiah 31:3  The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.

Everything we really need, or want, we have that desire for it to happen, or for us to get that thing… But a lot of times when it comes to our-selves, our physical, mental, emotional, needs… We easily forget that faith we have because we feel lost and hopeless.  We lose sight of the good and think; I guess this is how it is… Well it doesn’t have to be like that!!

Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. “

God seems so far away at times.. But He isn’t. He is your best friend, your loving Father, the one who knows you best. Keep that in mind… God is just waiting for you to lean on Him and ask Him for help.. He loves you! Psalm 94:18 I cried out, “I am slipping! “But your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.

 I can’t help you ask God, or lean on Him. But I can tell you He is there and waiting for you!   Oh! How much He loves you! Imagine a hug from the best huger you know and imagine the comfort 10x better and the warmth10x warmer….  God’s love is like that but even better. All we need to do is call out to Him. God, Jesus, the Holy spirit! And plead the blood of Jesus over our body, over our need and have FAIT that it will be done. Make sure you end your Prayer “In Jesus Name” or it is not complete…. Acts 4:30, “By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.”

How easy it is to forget the power in the name of Jesus….  When we have faith, and don’t give up.. Miracles Happen!! It may not happen when you want, but in God’s perfect timing it will happen, and usually when we least expect it! Phlippians 4:13 All things are possible through Christ Jesus!

Go Rest in His arms, trust in the Lord, and have a great  Faith filled future!

~D.RI.H. S. The Lady Bug ~


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I have notice so many people are hungry now days. Not hungry by the lack of food, but emotionally, mentally, and physically.  People are searching for something that will fill where they are lacking.  But in things that won’t really help.  Such as: Sex, alcohol, gambling, false idols.

We as the human race are at the time of major changes personally and globally.  Change is hard and so many people are looking for something to cling to sustain them, especially, now around the holidays.

I noticed around Christmas I begin to think about the year past, all I didn’t accomplish, achieve, and am still lacking… I specifically seem to dwell on failures and what I don’t have yet in my life. For example, I should have a book done by now, I wish I had my boyfriend here to share the holidays with. As a result; I get more sensitive, cranky, and lonely….

But then Christmas Eve rolls around and I become extremely thankful for what I have, and all that has happened, and those in my life….   The holiday’s takes a toll on us: Families, friends, money, gifts you want to give and get, trying to prepare the perfect atmosphere for a few days…..  It can be very overwhelming…  One becomes desperate, anxious, hungry…..  It just has to be “PERFECT”.

This year more than other years I realize people seem more then desperate, they are starving for acknowledgment, closeness, success, achievement.. Yet most are going the wrong way. Instead of turning to God, they are running to what they think will fill the void, only to find it growing deeper…

I have also realized that Christmas is one month out  of the year, better yet  only for my family about 36 hours of festivities… Then next we bring in the New Year, and the cycle starts over….  Nothing really changes……

This year I am choosing to skip the pity party that seem to have already started and go straight to that thankful atmosphere. By doing so, I lose a lot of wasted time, and by choosing to be happy, I hope I can help others be happy around me…. But it starts with a choice. I have to choose to change. It is not going to be easy, but nothing really worth it is easy… I am not going to dig a hole and burrow in my emotions; instead I am asking God for hand up, and joy to replace the stress, grief, loneliness, and frustration….

I am filling up on God’s word, I am eating the preaching’s of the pastors I love and drinking in the scriptures my friends are sharing…  I am not close to becoming full yet, but I am also not starving anymore, not in the way I was before.  I wish I could feed everyone this way too. So that they will not be hungry anymore! I pray for all the lost sheep out there. The people who don’t know what they are looking for…

I want to be a good example of Christ and who He is, so that the hungry people around me can be fed…

I urge you to look to God to fill   your plate. Not the internet, not the tv, not shopping, nor in other people. What you’re looking for can only be found in one place…  In Christ! I do not know how to explain it however once you let Christ in your life changes and you no longer fill empty, if you truly let Him in… I still feel lonely, not in the same way…

Don’t wait till Christmas to unwrap this Gift. It’s yours now, waiting with your name on it. For God so loved YOU, He gave His only Begotten son, Jesus Christ, so that who so ever believes in Him, shall have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16

If you already have Him in your heart I suggest you reevaluate your relationship and do as I am and submerse yourself in His word! Give yourself the best Christmas of all, and remember the reason for the season. He is the greatest comfort!

God Bless you,

Merry Christmas~

♥ Amy Jane ♥

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A New Song, Is Published!

Hello My friends and Family,

I am so excited to tell you “A New Song” Has finally Been published!!!

I am not sure where to start. When I was asked to contribute to this book, I became excited at the opportunity to share my story, God’s story! But as I actually sat down to write it, I became afraid, that I would not be able to convey the message properly and that I could disappoint those who may be expecting me to write a masterpiece. I am presently struggling with some books that I also am writing. I am sure God is using this opportunity as a push. He is telling me to just do it, while using this opportunity to boost my confidence too. I know God wants me to share this story in any way that I can. He is opening new doors daily, not just for me but for you as well. We just need to walk through them – even if at times we have to crawl through. Whatever it takes for us to move forward, keep growing, and to help others do the same.

Any ways! Here is a note from the main editor, with the book Poster below.

Hi Everyone,
I just heard from our printer about the book’s final price for 192 pages with contributions from 53 authors, 17 photographers/artists, and a beautiful color cover with semi-exposed Wire-0 binding that allows the book to open flat.

If we order 500– the cost will be $15/book
If we order 1,000 — the cost will be $13/book

So far, I have received orders for 237. Please let me know how many you plan to order so that I can get the best price.

Thank you,

Diane Kulkarni

A New Song Poster

I’m so happy that is is finally here!! There are so many awesome stories besiides mine in this book. It is a great Testament of God’s work!!! Please check it out for yourself! Email Diane or call her and place your order. I don’t thing it is selling online anywhere.. 😦

I can’t wait to share my story with you all!! I love you, and God Loves you too!!

~Amy Jane

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Discovering You In God’s Eyes

Buried under a pile of waste

Right now it seems like I have lost myself to emotions, stress, and disapproval of myself. Where is the old me that was so sweet, happy, and on fire for Christ? She is still in there, but buried under a huge pile of junk… However I’m still here, I am still God’s Child, and more over God Loves me as I am. No matter how many mistakes I make, or problems I have.

I have been trying to improve myself for a while now, and things keep getting messed up worse, and it is making me more stressed.  I realized recently I am going about it all wrong! I have been trying yo do this task on my own, which has gotten me nowhere, and into this pile of junk.  Even though I  am getting a story published I do not think very highly of myself. Nor have I made any improvements towards the direction I want you go.  Do you know where I am going wrong???  Heheh I do… The problem is Me. I keep trying to do things my way, the way I think things should be, and not listening to God as much as I should be.  So I decided to shut up, and listen to God before I ruin my dreams, and push the people I love away on accident.  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ~Psalms 46:1

As a result, God has been helping me re-discover who I am, In Him.  He is deepening my roots, and taking me back to the basics of Who He is. And showing me how much He loves Me!  He has been using  & ministries to do so.

Through the summons, I have been reminded and taught. About the importance of prayer; how to trust God better; my emotions are a distraction; the devil is out to keep me as far away from God as he can; that no matter what we do, we are not clean or whole without Jesus; and lastly The power of Jesus’s Name!

The worry I have in me, is natural, but it causes me to doubt and question God. What he is doing for me, when it will happen, ect.   That is crazy! Who is God? God is all powerful! He is the Alpha and Omega. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.~ John 1:1    14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. ~Exodus 3:14-15 “Teacher, what is the most important commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like this one. And it is, “Love others as much as you love yourself.” ~Matthew 22:36-39

With the worry my emotions become uncontrollable which makes me feel ugly inside and out, and unworthy of His love, driving a wedge between me and My Father.  But you know what, no matter how hard I try, I will never be perfect as a human, I will mess up, I will say the wrong thing at the wrong time, I am human… That is why we need Jesus. He is the medium between God and Us. Therefore we can be forgiven of our faults and made new.  I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. ~Psalm 34:4

When we worry, we are not trusting God completely and thus are preventing Him from doing His work. And we tend to forget the power in the Name of Jesus!  All things are possible through Christ who strengthens us. ~Philippians 4:13  Jesus taught us to pray to the Heavenly Father, In His Name.And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  14 “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. ~ John 14:13-14    

If one takes time to lean about God and what Jesus is all about, by reading His book. The Bible. We thusly discover who we are, and who we can become. Which is wonderful! There will always be questions unanswered, and things left to understand.  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”  Lamentations 3:21-26


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All I am, Because of You!

I am all I am because of You, my Lord!

Oh my Father, where would I be if not for you? Who would I be with out you? I am all I am, because of you! “For God so loved the world, He gave His only, begotten (beloved), son (Jesus), so that whom soever believes in Him (Jesus) shall have everlasting life. ~John 3:16  Such a powerful confession of Love for us humans… That the ALL POWERFUL, ALMIGHTY, ALPHA and OMEGA, would give up his only son, his most beloved, so that we can be with Him for all eternity!!  How could I say no to that??? How could you deny such a love…?? Easy!! I don’t deserve it…… I know I don’t I am imperfect… But he loves me because of our imperfections. Because we need Him, because He first loved us!  For he loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord! ~Psalms 117:2.

Lets start with the Beginning, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~John 1:1 Going from there, knowing he is the amazing God that created Earth, and us… And reading all about the creation of earth and all it’s being in first chapters of  Genesis we see proof that what God says, Happens. And it is true. So if The ALMIGHTY God, says He loves me. Who am I to question it??? If I do, doesn’t that mean I am questioning who God is? And not trusting in Him?? Oh what a fool I would be not to trust in Him… It is easy for me to say but for you it may not be…

It is easy for me to say, because ALL I AM, is BECAUSE OF HIM!! Yes there is bad in the world, and  bad things happen…. (read previous posts) But it is not God’s doing… He doesn’t cause Bad. He is a LOVING God….  I don’t know why he allows bad to happen sometimes, or maybe we tie his hands so He can’t help…. But with in every bad situation there is and can be Good. And it can be turned around… One of the things I question most is why does he take his children early sometimes… I knew an amazing woman who moved to heaven at a young age, She was an amazing example of a person overflowing with God’s love. And touched every one’s lives. Marget was such a blessing to this world and it shook mine when she moved. But I know it was for a reason. Though I do not know the reason, I trust He has a grand plan.

I have been through stuff I would not wish on any human, health wise, and emotionally. And I know, it could have been much worse, and others have suffered even greater pains. But I also know during those times, God was with me. His peace, His healing, His strength, His LOVE never left me. And yet they grew stronger. And because of All He is, and what I suffered,  I grew to become the amazing woman that I am. I  have had life experiences that I can use to help others, and because I know how God has been there the whole time,  I can share that too… I’ll be honest I have been very mad at God for allowing the health issues. But because He is always there to Fix them, and He has, I can move forward. I had a stoke at age 25 It was my second one. This time I was aware of it. Because I worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant to a woman named Halie Brown. An Amazing woman, but she had many mini stokes and TIA’s (Transient Ischemic Attack) I knew what the symptoms were.  So when I woke up form a nap one day I knew I was having a stoke. Not a TIA, I was very scared.I could not use my main hand like I should be able too..  I went to the hospital, but the check in nurse didn’t believe me and was trying to move me along. So I started praying out loud, yet I was loosing the ability to speak now… THEN she believed me and rushed me back.  I cried out to God! “HEAL ME LORD!! I just started the book you told me to write, you can’t end it like this for me. I have dreams, Goals, wants…..”  And He did!!!  With in seven day I was completely back to normal. He healed me when I cried out, though it took a while. I was also able to witness to people and bless others stuck in the hospital.. I didn’t want the stoke, but good came out of it…… He used it to deepen my walk with Him and to Bless others… I am who I am because of these situations. I grew up faster then most children, and I have a different perspective of the world and of people then what is called normal, I call it a worldly way of thinking. I mean that nicely… I have found it utterly inpossinble for some one who does not know God to think of others easy, or to grasp what’s really important. Though there are some….. MOVING ON…

I read the book of Genesis Chapters 37-45 It is the story of Joseph and the Coat of Many colors… Which in it’s self has meaning…  It is a good story about a man who trusts the Lord with all his heart, and though bad things keep befalling him, he keeps trusting in God. Thus God is able to bless him and return all he has lost… It is an excellent reminder God has a master plan! He made us! And as long as we trust in Him, and LET him Love us, we can become amazing people, and change the lives of those all around us for the better.. I wanna make the world a better place, I want to spread God’s Love, I want to be all HE, The all Mighty God, made me to be… Because I would be NOTHING, with out him. I would be lost, maybe a sex, drug addict, or dead….. But I am not Because I have him, I am LOVED, I have an amazing Family, and Wonderful friends!! I am so blessed…. And I want to help you see how blessed you are, and how amazing you are because of God’s Love, his care for you.. Please take a few minuests, hours, or days if you need to and re-think your life, what is important to  you, and what God has done and has protected you from.. LET His Love pour out on you!!!

“I cried out to God and He responded with such love. I was strengthened and renewed… I was blind but now I can see… I was ill but am now whole!! All true to me. God is so good!! I am so blessed to be loved by such an amazing God, that he cares enough for me to fill my desires before I ask, and my needs are always taken care of… Thank you my Lord!!! My cup is full and running over!!”

THANK YOU LORD, for making me Who I am today!!!

~Amy Jane Sandberg

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Be Completely Submissive!

Be Completely Submissive!

I don’t know you, but I really struggle with being submissive. Even when it comes to God sometimes. It really bothers me when people tell me what to do, how to live, what I should be. I even ignore myself sometimes. When I know I need to do something and I don’t because I would rather do something else. Personally I think that is one of the key struggles we all have in our walk with God? What I don’t understand is why we keep rebelling. Is it really that hard? YES it is. Because we forget that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the principalities of darkness. ~Ephesians 6:12

Let me start by saying, He, God our Father! When He made us gave us free will.. Once we accept Christ into our lives along with the Holy Spirit, we are able to see more clearly what is right and what is wrong. But being submissive is more then saying Yes or No. It is about completely trusting in God, about doing as he says with out question. A lot of times I have found the things God asks me to do make little sense…. It can even sometimes be embarrassing… Jesus had Peter walk on water; He had a man dunk himself in water seven times to be healed of leprosy; He spit in the dirt and rubbed that mixture on a man’s eyes, so he would be healed. God had them walk around Jericho for seven days doing nothing but praising and worshiping Him until the walls fell! Just a few examples at how strange the things may ask us to do are. But that is where faith comes in. If we can not truly trust our loving Father completely! Then we can never be completely submissive. But when we can, Amazing things happen!

Completely! That is a big word in its self! And being submissive can be scary. To give yourself completely to something, and being submissive too, is a huge deal. I can understand how hard that is. To give ones’ self away to someone completely, and to be submissive to another person is hard I am sure. Even I don’t know if I could do that.. At least to no one but God my Father.

Being submissive it is not really that hard. Think of it as being a servant or a host. We make it hard.

He sent Jesus for that purpose, to save us, and to teach us how to be. Jesus was the greatest example of being Completely Submissive! John 3:16. If we can not completely give ourselves to him for even five minuets. How can we expect to change, to grow, to become better, to find our purpose in life. We need to have a personal walk with Jesus, with the Holy spirit, with our Father God! Taking even just five minuets to kneel by the bed, bow our heads, and trust in Him. Can make such a huge difference in my mood and in the way I think for the rest of the day in such improved way. With all the stress of the world on our solders we need God to support us. But he can not do that if we can’t even trust him for five minuets….

How can we not want to be completely embraced in God’s everlasting love! Or to be completely forgiven and made a new? To let Him supply all our needs?? To be COMPLETELY SUBMISSIVE, means we show our full selves, we give up our control and give it all to Him. ~Philippians 4:13 I know my hardest struggle with that is I don’t feel worthy enough for it, or for my Father God’s love.. But We are good enough! He made us that way! He wants us to be happy! He wants us to be healthy, He wants us to have everlasting life. John 10:10; John 10:11

So please take some time out of your very busy schedule and devote it COMPLETELY to God. Read some of your Bible, listen to praise and worship music, or JUST BE SILENT and see what happens… If your open and are completely submissive to Him in that time You will see change in your life. It is not easy but one little step at a time is enough to start. However we have to take that first step.. And we need to listen…

Don’t be embarrassed, don’t be shy… Go wherever you need to go to do this, is between you and God. Even if you have to lock yourself in the bathroom and pray in there, or to your car. But we need to be submissive, for when we are then Great works will be in our lives. Doors will be opened, paths will be cleared, and rivers will be filled!

*“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:;” ~Mathew7:7 ”
*For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee” Isaiah 54:10
*Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4
*And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:19

*For he loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord! ~Psalms 117:2.

God bless you all!
~The LadyBug