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Creeping Sharia Website taken down???!

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A few weeks ago Twitter Legal notified us that this tweet violated Pakistan’s (sharia) laws. @Wordpress notified us too…then they took our site down permanently.

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Flower Moon

Tonight’s moon appears to be full but actually isn’t until the 18th. I got a few shots.

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:14, 16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

This article below is from Country Living.

Look Up! A Rare Full Flower Blue Moon Is Happening This Weekend

This is going to be spectacular.

BY KELLY O’SULLIVAN MAY 15, 2019

Where does the Full Flower Blue Moon get its name?

A Blue Moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color.

Usually, a full moon occurs just once a month. Sometimes—about every three years or so—one month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what we call a Calendrical Blue Moon. But that’s not the case this May, which brings us to the alternate definition of a Blue Moon. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, each of the four seasons typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes a season will have four. When that happens, the third full moon of that season is referred to as a Seasonal Blue Moon.

Additionally, each month’s full moon is given a name based on what happens during that time of year. Because flowers usually come into bloom in May, its full moon is also known as the Full Flower Moon.

When can you see the Full Flower Blue Moon?

May’s Flower Moon officially turns full on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 5:11 p.m. ET. Your best chance of catching it is later that night, when the sun has set and the moon will still be high in the sky.

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Privets Sweet Cluster’s

“The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The early signs of My purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, ” There is change in the air.”

For now is the time to arise and come away with Me.” (Song of Songs 2:11-13 The Passion Translation.)

 

Privets Sweet Cluster’s
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A fragrance so heavenly
Almost divine;
From whence do you come
But abiding in The Vine!

Privets sweet cluster’s
Glistening pure white
So tender and delicate
Swaying, catches my sight
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Tiny little flower
That blooms with blossoms
Always alluring me
fragrant morning balsam

I love how you bunch
Staying closely connected
How is it you know
Where do you receive directive

Oh sweet privet
Your season is here
I believe to take a seat
Your sweet aroma, so near

A season so short
burst forth with splendor
Honey bees gathering
The nectar you tender
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Flowers so delicate
White clusters divine
Beautiful and passionate
Your due season, set time

Blooming to His glory,
beauty, God’s perfect design
You bring joy every season
While abiding in The Vine

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 May

Photo’s captured by laurette laster © 2018 May-© 2019 May

 

This morning I went outside to water the flowers in hanging baskets on my porch, and saw this butterfly in the privet. When I stepped out on my porch the heavenly fragrance was captivating. I just had to stop and take a few photos and enjoy this spring feast.

Can you feel it? Have you smelt the sweet fragrances of spring? This is newness of life. This is newness of purpose, and a bursting forth of destinies.

A few years ago I was near a small tree with tiny white clusters of the most fragrant blossoms I have ever smelled. Life was different and I was being ushered into newness of destiny. Life had taken a very good turn for me during this season. I had made it out, intact, from very extreme mental and emotional abuse, and dysfunction. God was showing me how to live life with Him and how to be who He created me to be. I was starting over and I had determined to live life God’s way or die. Yes, do or die was my mantra.

I had to know more about this tree. I began to ask everyone, what is this tree with white blossoms? I got several answers, but one answer was, “this is privet.” Oh the smell was simply heavenly. I went on a mission; find it, purchase it, plant it. We have several towering oaks, and pecans trees, and some smaller landscaping trees up beside our house. My husband asked me, “where are you going to plant these trees after you purchase them?”  I wasn’t sure but I just knew we had to have this.

Looking on the internet to find out about this new treasure I had discovered in a tree, I saw that there was wax leaf and variegated, tree and bush. I began to check nurseries for the wax leaf. The variegated is pretty but I was drawn to the deep green wax textured  leaf of the wax leaf privet. I must have this.

We moved into our home we now live in the previous June, and now it was the following spring and I had fallen in love with Privet. How had I lived and not seen this before? How was it that something so beautiful and fragrant hadn’t caught my attention before?  As I was looking and reading and visiting nurseries something began to bloom on the landscaping trees near our house. Yes, oh yes, it was Privet. We have three wax leaf Privets beside our house and a very large bush out near my husband’s shop. Oh the joys of days gone by. A friend said to me, this is an old landscaping tree that was popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Well if you don’t have Privet you do not know what you are missing.

If you abide in Me and My words abides in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:7

He created the desire, made me aware, because He had already supplied the fragrant blossoming tree.

I pray you have time or make time to stop and smell the Privet.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

 

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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He Laughs

“He who sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion]; The [Sovereign] Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].”
PSALMS 2:4 AMP

He Laughs
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I put away my winter things
Then here you are again
Cold days mid May seem strange
Run the heaters how do we comprehend

Jackets are needed
Long pants today
Spring you sprung
Then went away

We sit back watching You work
In nature and her entirety
In reproof of global warming
You laugh and give them anxiety

Read in Genesis
Made plain is Psalms
The earth is The Lords
Hot and cold winter and warm

If you find yourself guessing
About what the weather is doing
Rely on God’s perfect character
You know our Creator is viewing

Shaking His head at mans ignorance
All this stupidity coming to light
So just maybe for grins and giggles
He is using His preemptive Right!

God sits in the heavens and laughs
Our God is on His throne
We who believe are witnessing
His challenge, go big or simply go home

© laurette laster

“O LORD, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and the weak; so help us, O LORD our God, for we trust in and rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.””

Do you ever find yourself wondering about those who do not know the word of God? How do they reason, what are they thinking, and how do they come up with their findings? But most of all do they truly believe what they say? I heard a few days ago that one of our someone (one of our senators I think) said the earth has only ten years left due to global warming, and the dangers associated with this. We know we have so many other dangers lurking, and global warming simply isn’t in the top ten thousand.

Then just like that in Texas, it was 47 degrees on May 10th. I told Greg, “must be this global warming thing I keep hearing them talk about.” God has a sense of humor and the scripture tells us He laughs at their rebellion.

Heaven and earth may pass away but His word stands forever. It isn’t over until He says its over. I love His promise, While the earth remains seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Shalom

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

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It Has Been My Pleasure

But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:16

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. James 1:2-3

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I’ve had some difficult test and trials lately. Perhaps you have also. If so I pray this ministers to you also.  I would like to tell you that my first response to these issues was to count it all joy, and start dancing, but the truth is quite the opposite. I’ve reasoned why, and tried to figure it out, I’ve nurtured my hurt feelings way too much. I’ve allowed these issues to take up way too much space in my mind.  Why would I do this?  I know that the feelings I have described do not help and are a total waste of my time. I’ve resented, I’ve been angry and I must confess,  I have even wondered “why God wasn’t fixing it”? Because you see I didn’t do anything to deserve this, so what is going on?

I prayed, and I said, the truth Father is I feel like you are allowing this to happen to me and I don’t understand. What a novel idea and what boldness right? No, it was hardcore honesty and truth with my Father, who is my protector, my strong tower, my refuge, my redeemer. But then I knew. This has purpose and He is preparing me for more or He wouldn’t allow it.  He warned me, as to prepare me so I’m not caught completely off guard but I am shocked and disheartened. But I have made a decision. I have decided to count it all joy.

 

 

It Has Been My Pleasure

Oh my Lord, How do I love
More than words can say
Learning how to love You more
With the dawn of each new day

Loving You through tough times
Through the struggles and the trials
Loving you through the tears
Understanding and wisdom bring smiles

When tough times come
And they always do
I will love You in the valleys
And in the battles too

What the enemy means for evil
You will turn around for good
The more I seek to know You
It is clearly understood

Unseen trial and attacks
The ones I don’t want to bear
I’m learning are part of the regimen
Making of warriors in Your special care

I love You even more
So I just thought  To let You know
That when it seems the hardest
I know You are causing me to grow

It is with the resistance
Under the unbearable strain
Then I realize it’s a workout
And now I am to train

Tough times don’t last
But tough people always do
Your remnant a peculiar people
You strengthen and carry through

In the end all that will truly matter
Is knowing You will settle all accounts
And we are all gathered together
No earthly gain could e’re surmount

What better time to fully see
I didn’t quit or bring You displeasure
Because My Lord How do I love You

I say Thank You for the trials, it has been my pleasure

© laurette laster May 2019

If I have learned anything in my walk with God, it is that He doesn’t allow us to remain weak. We can quit at anytime, that is a free will choice,  but if we are to continue on to know The Lord, much of the training is at our own expense. If these struggles, the hurts, and yes even betrayals, and trials, had the ability to destroy me, God would not allow them. So with this said,  I understand it is training and growth for the next season. If The Lord is strengthening me, He must have something bigger ahead for me to carry. I love God with all my heart so I will consider them all joy, and find the purpose in the pain.

 

So now I understand (in part) my dream, and the meaning of the two crosses I discovered among the beautiful jewels. In my dream, I discovered two crosses, each beautifully colored when I opened the top drawer of a large chest. I knew in my dream that the chest had belonged to my mom. I instinctively walked over and opened the top drawer. The top drawer was overflowing with jewels. I had never seen this very grand wooden chest of drawers. It must have been five foot tall,  it was very large. There were several drawers in the chest.  In my dream I was going to arrange all the jewels on a large memory cross.  I had hired someone to build a large wooden cross that I could hang on the wall above my bed displaying all of my mother’s jewels that I had discovered. The cross I had built was about four foot tall, and two and half foot wide. I remember being enthralled by this find as I was admiring all the jewels. There was a faceless man (Holy Spirit)  with me, someone I couldn’t see but I knew He led me to this find. As I continued to look through my find, I discovered two crosses among the jewels. These had belonged to my mom and were among the jewels, but I had never seen the crosses nor the jewels before.

The top drawer, meaning higher or highest place, crosses, places of suffering and dying to self, and colors that have meaning. One cross was deep orange, (the color for perseverance and endurance) and the other cross was deep ocean blue (the color of revelation) now I understand, each have deep relevance and meaning. In His Cross I must add perseverance, endurance, and rely on revelation to go forward. What about the jewels? What are they for? The jewels are for His crown.

Jesus said if we wanted to be His disciple and to follow Him, to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily. Luke 9:23

So with perseverance and by His revelation I will prepare to grow and train for my next season. Hey if it were easy, everyone would do it, right?

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

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THE FIGHT

For Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed , therefore let us keep the Festivals 1 Corinthians 5:8

O grave where is you victory, O death where is you sting?

THE FIGHT

You Were The Reason Why

 

Rolling up His sleeves

You know those are fighting terms

He had taken all He would

Once and for all the lesson would be learned

 

I turned away when He made a fist

I just couldn’t bear to look

His arm stretched out I saw

It was the nails that He took

Jesus on the Cross

What kind of Warrior was He

I thought He would do it right

Fisticuffs you know

Isn’t that how real men fight

 

His arm lay bare to show

That He had made His plan

Coming as my Redeemer

Fully God and fully man

 

Oh the fight was won I’d say

The day He laid down His life

Have you stopped and considered

It was Jesus who paid the price

 

But wait there’s more I must tell

About a borrowed tomb

The devil believed he had won

Shocked the people felt doom and gloom

 

But oh the fight had just begun

Because early on Sunday morn

Jesus Rose Up out of that grave

Into the gift of God’s Salvation we have torn

 

The gift God delivered on Christmas

Well it is opened at the Cross

Because Jesus showed that ol devil

Proving to him Exactly Who is BOSS

 

That fight I couldn’t bear to watch

It was bloody and oh so brutal

He was fighting for you and me

Jesus won it all, the whole kit and caboodle

 

I just thought you’d like to know

The fight has already been won

When A Real Man laid bare His Arm

Salvation came by way of crucifixion of His Son

 

The Cross The nails the mocking

The abject posture of quitting

Well it was all part of Gods perfect plan

Into His tapestry He was knitting

 

His perfect plan stitch by stitch

Designed and perfectly orchestrated

Woven Into the pages Of Christianity

God’s Man won! Now God’s people are liberated

 

He fought and secured at Calvary

His Resurrection Victory has no end

Because as long as you have breath

He’ll fight for you and defend

 

Call on His Name while He May be found

Do not let another day slip by

Because that fight that Jesus won

You, yes you were the reason why

 

Copyright © 2019 laurette laster all rights reserved

 

Isaiah 52:10 KJV

The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

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Isaiah 53:1 MSG

“Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought GOD ’s saving power would look like this?”

CEV

“Has anyone believed us or seen the mighty power of the Lord in action?”

Isaiah 53:1 CEV

 

NKJV

“Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?”

Isaiah 53:1 NKJV

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Isaiah 59:16

He saw that there was no man–He was amazed that there was no one to intercede; so His own arm brought salvation, and His own righteousness sustained Him.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

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“Resurrection Morning”

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen as He said. (John 24:5)

“Resurrection Morning”

“Resurrection morning.”
What was on her mind
The tomb, the wounds, His body
It was anointing time

 

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“Resurrection morning”
What a harrowing deal
Why did they crucify my Lord
Can this all be real

“Resurrection morning,”
She couldn’t have been prepared
For all the jubilation
Heaven was about to share

Where have you taken Him
Where have you laid My Lord
Tell me now I must know
Two Angels answered, these words
Why do you search for the living
While looking among the dead
You won’t find Jesus here
He has risen just as He said

And at that precise moment
Before she could scarce believe
Seeing she thought the Gardner
Have you taken Him? Oh the fear and grief

He said to her why do you weep
He called her name Mary, she knew
She turned, she saw, and at that moment said
Oh my Rabboni, saying Teacher it is You

Go and tell My disciples
And yes Peter too
I have risen and I live
Eternity with The Father, restored to you
“Resurrection morning”
A woman sent to tell.
He is Risen and He lives
And Triumphed over Hell

Now two thousand years have passed
And I’ve been sent to tell
He did rise and He lives
I know this very well!

I walked with Him in the garden
He did talk with me.
He said, “go and tell them
I want them for all eternity.”

Let them know I love them
And for this reason I came
That they can become family
By calling on My Name

“Resurrection morning.”
What does this mean to you
I came to tell you Jesus Christ
Is waiting for you too

laurette laster © 2018 March

photo by laurette laster

John 20:15,18
Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him, “Rabboni!” (Which is to say, Teacher).

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you Shalom.

Until Next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette