Write Now!

 

Book & DVD   (these photos were copied from: http://www.theharbinger-jonathancahn.com)

I worked on the garden today adding perennials and watering because we’re headed for 90 degree days. One section of my body got hurting and I felt sure the Lord was saying to stop gardening. He wants me writing. So, I’ll have to hire someone or ask family to weed and water.

Tonight my husband and I listened to Jonathan Cahn on Right Now Media. He’s a Messianic Jewish author of Harbinger, published in 2011, copyrighted by Jonathan Cahn and published by Frontline, Charisma Media/Charisma House Book Group, Lake Mary, FL. More recently, The Book of Mysteries was written by Jonathan Cahn and copyrighted by him in 2016, published by Frontline, Charisma Media/Charisma House Book Group, Lake Mary, FL, www.charismahouse.com

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has a website: http://www.hopeoftheworld.org which looked intriguing. I started reading the Harbinger on

https://smile.amazon.com/Harbinger-Ancient-Mystery-Secret-Americas/dp/161638610X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497149720&sr=8-1&keywords=harbinger+by+jonathan+cahn

and it’s a story about prophecy and the future of America with reality in the prose.

On Right Now Media’s broadcast, Pastor Jonathan said if God is asking you to do something, do it now. Don’t wait! What might God be asking you to do?

May God bless you!

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Curses Can Be Broken

Americans may not believe in curses. Depending on their religious views or what section of the country they live in. Years ago, I read books from an author traversing the country on foot: Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins; and the second tome, A Walk West: Walk Across America 2 by Peter and Barbara Jenkins.

If I remember the following ideas from one of his books correctly, in the bayou of Louisiana, a woman cursed him when he went by her house. He was a Christian so he relied on the Scripture: Proverbs 26:2 (ISV). “Like a fluttering sparrow or a swallow in flight, a curse without cause will not alight.”

Image result for sparrows in flightThis photo is from ordinarysparrow.wordpress.com.

Bible quotes are taken from e-sword.com.

I believe the verse in Isaiah 54:17(BBE): “No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord.”

I also take comfort from the verse in the epistles of the New Testament: Galatians 3:13:

(KJV) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Whether you believe in curses or not, Jesus said in John 10:10 that the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come to give life and that abundantly.

So, I’ll choose Jesus. His love and care for me overwhelms me at times.

He delivers us from curses in our past and our present and our future. How about you? Have you looked to Jesus for relationship, for provision, for redemption?

 

Jane Eyre

I started reading Jane Eyre in earnest this week. Sometimes I get too many books out of the library, and near their due date I read like crazy to get them done. 🙂 My son took a course in a SUNY college on Women’s Literature, it might have had a feminist bent in the course title. He bought the book, Jane Eyre for the course and I told him I’d never read it. So, it is now in my possession.

I either caught a bug or ate contaminated food, but I thought I’d never been so sick in my life. Two years ago, after a too strong antibiotic I contracted C-Diff and through series of miscommunications, I couldn’t seem to get the counter-medication to reverse the effects. I thought I was going to die. This bug seemed worse than that for severity. After asking friends for prayer and begging my husband to come home for support, which I don’t like to do, I felt like a healthy switch turned on and I improved speedily. 🙂

But, in my weakened state, I was forced to lay around. What better way to lay around than with a book that became more and more interesting, the longer I read it? I got hooked right away, but in my busy world, I would read a page or two and reluctantly put it aside. I am in what would have been Part 3, if the book was formatted as it was in the past. So, please don’t spoil the ending for me. If I were Charlotte Bronte, I would say, “Gentle Reader, …”

I don’t care for that intrusion from the author and have been warned against the author inserting themselves into the story. Now I see why.

She makes me want to go to northern England to see what heath looks like. I had that desire after reading Wuthering Heights, perhaps. I never finished it, maybe I never started it. I saw the movie years and years ago. It was too dark and melancholy for my tastes, so I left it.

My children and a handful of grandchildren are about to descend from Northern climes to our fair town. So I intend to take a week and play hide and go seek, wash dishes, change diapers, go to playgrounds and ignore writing of any kind, if I can stand it. I will continue to read. How can a writer not read?

I chose some easy readers, level one, for one of the children.

Yay for Montrose Christian Writers’ Conference!

I recently attended the Montrose Christian Writers’ Conference in Montrose, PA near Binghamton, NY. I am not a regular attendee, but when I can make it there, I always leave encouraged, challenged, determined to persevere in the world of words and ideas.

Suzanne Kuhn, author promoter, gave us tips on how to interact with readers and how to garner positive feed back. Her brand, “Suzy Q” looked classy on a banner large enough to be seen, yet compact enough to fit into a classroom,

Larry Leech, author coach, gave his “Time Management Class” a time sheet and asked us to track our time for two weeks, if I remember correctly. This is not a new idea, but what is new is my following through on it. I made fourteen two-sided copies and began keeping track yesterday.  Today, I noticed by early morning I was an hour behind what I thought I’d be doing. I’m not stressed over it, but it’s enlightening. Now, it’s time for me to jot down “blogged” for forty-five minutes on my daily tracker. To God be the glory for the good things He does. He never gives up. He helps me not to give up, although I have times when I falter. 🙂

Tomorrow I intend to mention other authors and presenters at the conference. Any questions? I’d be glad to answer them for you if I can.