Mercy Said No!

I heard this song, “He’s Not On His Knees Yet”, sang beautifully by CeCe Winans for the first time a few days ago, and my heart cried for my family as I listened.

It articulates the cry of all of our hearts who are praying for loved ones…
“He’s not ready. He’s not on his knees yet. He’s too strong to be weak. Show him mercy, help him please; he’s not on his knees yet.”

You are not alone in your prayers. Listen please…(after you pause my playlist at bottom of page).

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Many times we are our own worse enemy, because we are too strong to be weak; too self-sufficient, and too proud to surrender…but what did Jesus say?

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9

We pray for Jesus to show mercy, because we know that He is a merciful God who has shown mercy to each one of us!

“I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”
Psalm 116:1-2 NLT

I have never posted with two videos before, but this next one, also sang by CeCe Winans, gives the complete picture of the mercy of God, “When Mercy Said No”.

“When sin demanded justice for my soul, mercy said no. (He said) I’m not going to let you slip away; I’m not going to let you go. You don’t have to be afraid, sin will never take control. Mercy Said No!

Life and death stood face-to-face, darkness tried to steal my heart away.
Thank you Jesus, mercy said No.”

Listen…and be encouraged. Never give up praying. The Holy Spirit is working in their hearts and God hears your prayers!

Love and Prayers,

Spirit of Fear? No!

Spirit of Fear? No!
by Amy Deanne at Internet Café

“For God did not give us the spirit of fear but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7 YLT

I’ve been watching my kitten for the past few weeks as he’s growing up. It always surprises me what “scares him”. Even through he’s only about 8 weeks old now he stands, arches his back and his hair stands up… you know that scared position!

I thought – “how fitting” for this verse. It took me a while to find this verse in the words I liked. I found Young’s Literal Translation the way I remember it in my head. You see, that kitten has nothing to be fearful of. It lives in a very protected house and yet…the tiniest things bother it…the bug on the’s shadow…a speck of dust floating in the sunlight…and the truth is, it has no reason to fear these things. They can’t hurt him.

And yet, how many times do we think our “little things” will hurt us? How many times do we let fear rule us instead of allowing God’s mercy and spirit to cover us? I love that this verse reminds us that the spirit of fear is NOT from God.

I pray that we remember it and commit it to heart, so we are able to fight against it when those “little fearful things” come into our lives and try to scare us!
…Amy Deanne

We are living in troubled times today. We worry about the economy, the government, our families and a load of other things. Are we allowing our worry to turn into fear?

Do we forget that God, our heavenly father is our protector and source?

We can say with confidence, like David did in...
Psalm 27:1 NKJV…
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

Come out from under the covers. God has chased away the dream monsters from the closets of your life.

Love and Prayers,


One Nation Under God!


A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like, so he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby, and said,
“Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today.”

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly.
“Oh,” she said, “on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.”

Our thoughts turn back to 9.11.2001 this week. We need to remember what happened that day. Thinking of the horrific pain and suffering that happened to so many Americans that day and the awful realization that some people still want to destroy our nation should make all of us cry out to God!

There are those within our government today who are trying to destroy our country from within and who want to push God completely out of our nation. They want to erase His name from our history.

Little Shelby is right.
Jesus belongs in our country and in the hearts and minds of man.
If our country is to continue with freedom and prosperity, God must be included!

Listen to the message as Diamond Rio sings,“In God We Still Trust” (my Playlist).

Then please, pause the music (at the bottom of the page) and watch the video,
“One Nation Under God -
Jon McNaughton”.

Love and Prayers,