Month: April 2014

Gleaning For The World – Those Who Gather

Gleaning For The World

Most people won’t read this whole article. Once you start talking about the poor, needy, & how we should help, too many people turn away. We have become numb to the true needs. Or we look and think it is too big, saying to ourselves “I can’t make a difference, so I won’t do anything.” Or “What can my dollar do? It’s not enough.”

I love the name of this Ministry, Gleaning For The World. Gleaning in the dictionary means to gather bit by bit, little by little, to gather after the reapers or regular gathers, or to gather what is left by reapers.

What they do is work with many generous corporate donors, they collect surplus medical & other essential supplies which they then, are able to distribute where humanitarian help is needed worldwide.

Their Mission is to share the love of God at home and around the world through the efficient delivery of high quality, life-saving supplies to victims of poverty and devastation by connecting corporate surplus to critical needs.

Some current projects are:

Feeding Their Neighbors in Virginia

They shipped 1 million pounds of food to Central Virginia food banks in a little over the last 10 months. Since September, they have shipped another 80,000 pounds to help the struggling families in their area.

Serving Those Who Served

They have shipped $1.6M worth of supplies to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces who live on the streets. Before the end of the year, they expect to ship supplies totaling $2.5M to serve those who served our country.

International Aid

They shipped humanitarian supplies to 18 countries, including Kenya, El Salvador, Haiti, Guatemala and Japan.

Disaster Shipments

They shipped to 14 states in the United States, including Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee, North Dakota and Massachusetts in response to devastating natural disasters.

A gift of $250 helps provide an average of $20,000….$5,000 helps provide an average of $400,000….

All gifts help change lives by providing medical supplies, food, water, baby products and much more.

Listen to this interview and hear the miracles God has performed through Gleaning For The World.

Len’s Interview With Rev. Ron Davidson Of Gleaning For The World/April 29, 2014 – Click Here

Website: Click Here

About GFTW:

About GFTW from Gleaning For The World on Vimeo.

Volunteers:

Army of Volunteers from Gleaning For The World on Vimeo.

Just because you see a lot of volunteers doesn’t mean they don’t need your help. To continue they need money & volunteers. It is not just the big cooperation that make a difference it is all who give their money & time. Little by little, step by step, bit by bit, we all can make a difference.

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Why Liberty University?

Liberty University

Liberty University is the biggest nonprofit private university in the nation. They have over 350 programs, both at the university & online, from the certificate level all the way to doctoral level.

One word on their website describes how I feel about Liberty University is “Excellence”.

They are excellent in education and ministry. They encourage their students to have excellence in their profession. They encourage their students to stay committed to Christ, have a personal relationship with Him, to stay sensitive to others needs, & to have social responsibility.

They have been around since 1971 & was started by Jerry Falwell Sr. Their mission is to develop Christ-centered men & women with inner values, knowledge, & all that is essential to impact the world. They are committed in making “Champions for Christ”

Liberty has one of the best School of Law in the world. They have a rigorous curriculum with a worldview with valuable practice skills & bar preparation.

They have a World Vision which develops global awareness with short mission trips & internship for all majors.

If you or someone you know are looking at which school to attend consider Liberty University. You will not be sorry.

Some well known people who have attended this University are TobyMac Six-time Grammy award-winning Christian music artist and former member of the Christian band dc Talk, Shannon Bream Supreme Court reporter for Fox News and Liberty’s 2013 Commencement speaker, Doug Brady Retired MLB second baseman who played for the Chicago White Sox, Tony Perkins President of the Family Research Council and former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, & so many more.

Liberty University graduates are equipped to impact the culture for Christ in every vocation. There are nearly 200,000 Liberty alumni influencing the world in their respective fields. Their graduates have found jobs with the U.S. Senate, Google, ESPN, Discovery Channel, Concerned Women for America, CNN, Bank of America, and more.

One of the other things we enjoy when visiting there is the LU Winterfest. We went this last New Year Eve. What a great time of music & ministry. What a great way to bring in the new year. Below we will have some videos & highlights of our time there.

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LU Winterfest

Our time at LU Winterfest

Third Day bringing in the New Year 2014

Remember those in Chains

This was a hard video to watch. When you are far from the persecution like this you have a tendency to forget. This video is a reminder to all of us to pray for our brothers & sisters in Christ who are being persecuted for their Faith.

Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Hebrews 13:3
J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)
Some practical instructions for Christian living

13 1-3 Never let your brotherly love fail, nor refuse to extend your hospitality to strangers—sometimes men have entertained angels unawares. Think constantly of those in prison as if you were prisoners at their side. Think too of all who suffer as if you shared their chains…

Life Proof – OtterBox

Ever see a commercial & wonder if the product they are talking about is really what they say it is. I recently acquired a Life Proof cover for my phone & a Otter Box for my iPad.

Life Proof Cover
OtterBox cover
OtterBox

Their initial reason in creating these cases was because of ordinary people like me….

They say “Our cases are dedicated to all the klutzy, spontaneous, chaotic, graceless individuals who have broken a device or valuable due to their active lifestyle”

I can relate, I am a little klutzy…LOL These cases are strong and durable. They protest my phone & iPad in case I may drop it and also I am a proud Grandma who loves to take pictures of my grandson, but he grabs my phone and the first place it goes is his mouth…LOL like most 7 month babies or it gets dropped. Now my phone & iPad are protected.

OtterBox was created in 1998. They started with a simple box. Throughout the years they have listened to their customers. Combined that with their creativity, caused the evolution of their product. They say, “At Otterbox, it’s not one person changing the world of cases, it’s a team”.

If you are an active person, one who loves biking, hiking,running, camping, boating, & so many othe activities you need one of these cases. Watch these videos.

This one is the drop test….

This one is the baby test….

Otterbox/Life Proof is the #1 trusted case in the United States.

Check out their website: Click Here

Never Give Up Hope – You Are An Overcomer

15 seconds of encouragement. Today there is so many things that can discourage us. People give up on so many things and life is one of them. Here is a short encouragement for you to NEVER QUIT. NEVER GIVE UP….You are an Overcomer. You can make it through all the hard times in life… this too will pass… We have someone who is always on our side… Always there for us…God will never leave you nor forsake you… trust Him today…

Mercy Me – Welcome To The New

Mercy Me

Mercy Me – Welcome To The New

MercyMe is an American Christian rock band founded in Greenville, Texas. The Band formed in 1994.

I love their Biography on Facebook:
We are a Christian band from Dallas, TX and we love you

It’s just that simple…

Their new CD is awesome…

Down with the old up with the new. Oh Love Their New CD. It reminds Christians that we are not what we used to be. We are a new creature in Christ. It causes you to rejoice. OH Lord remind us you have made us new.

It also reaches those who don’t know Christ to the hope they could have if they would just receive Jesus today.

Eyes open wide… Seeing for the first time… A new point of view. “Welcome To The New” The God News…

That is what we all are once we surrender, NEW.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Gotta Let It Go – I love this song. Brand New is the person in the mirror looking in the mirror looking back at you…. Goes on saying, you were made for something more.

Oh how we look back so much as if we were that same person. ” If God can take your sin and free you, forget just like amnesia then why are you holding on?”

Stop taken flowers to your old self’s grave…”You Gotta Let It Go, You Were Made for something More”

Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Don’t let the hard times define you. God is able. He will be faithful until the end. He will finish what He started. Grace will come in like a flood. his Mercy will not change…. Remember you were forgiven, so there is no need to give in to the lie that you are disqualify…God is more than Able…HE WILL FINISH WHAT HE STARTED…HIS MERCY WILL NOT CHANGE…

Let me introduce you to AMAZING GRACE – The Cross Has made you FLAWLESS…

This unconditional Love is enough… no matter the bumps & the bruises, The Cross has made you FLAWLESS..

Now it’s time to have a NEW LEASE ON LIFE…

Come to the river…down with the old, up on with the new…Get a NEW LEASE ON LIFE…

Remember who you are, your chains have been shattered. I am a brand new man and I am FREE in deed. Oh Lord remind us who we are in Christ Jesus…

I could go on and on… The whole CD, it just gets down deep…so check it out today. “WELCOME TO THE NEW”

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Climate Change Heating & Cooling LLC – a business of Integrity

Climate Change

Finding a company who looks out for their customers and put them first is hard to find. So many times you find a business who cuts corners with quality and service just to save money. They don’t really understand that if they give quality products and good service that people don’t mind paying a little more.

The bible says we should work as unto The Lord.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for The Lord….

Do it from the Heart… That is what Bob does. He puts his whole heart into his work.

“We need to take integrity, fairness, and honesty beyond the walls of the church. Bob Paxton does that by taking it into his everyday business life, with top-quality work & a fair deal. Climate Change can meet all your heating and cooling needs, and leave you a very satisfied customer.” Pastor Len Paxton

A Quote from their Website: “Climate Change is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. For all your heating and cooling needs. Repair and Installation options. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver quality service you can count on.”

So if you live near Lextington, KY and need a heating & cooling check out “Climate Change Heating & Cooling LLC” Bob Paxton

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There is a danger in waiting….call for a FREE estimate or to schedule for service

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PRESSMEISTER OILS – Locally Owned & Operated

Pressmeister Oils

Went to our INDOOR FARM MARKET in TRAVERSE CITY, MI today. My husband & I tried some special oils from a local business named PRESSMEISTER OILS. We really enjoyed the oils & recommend you check them out.

They MAKE THE FINEST CULINARY OILS FROM SEEDS & NUTS. UNREFINED AND COLD-PRESSED. HANDCRAFTED TO BRING OUT EACH OIL’S CHARACTERISTIC FLAVORS.

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Christoph Milz was a trained chef, he realize how under-appreciated great quality botanic oils are and how hard they are to find. So he decided that it was worth exploring what oils He could come up with and that is where all the great choices of oils came from.

I had an opportunity to Meet with Christoph. I was very impressed by his passion, his experience, & knowledge. One of the things I noticed is that all he does his from the heart. He doesn’t just make oils, he makes an experience. He shares his years of knowledge & experience with those he meets. Christoph could do many things with his life, but he wants to share his passion with the world. His heart is to partner with others who have the same passions for their product and can be used to compliment these oils. Again from the heart keeps coming to my mind and to me that is the only way to do something.

The oils are very healthy. They are filled with antioxidants & vitamins.

WHAT IS PRESSMEISTER OILS?
Depending on dish and oil, we pair with
– fresh lemon or lime juice
– verjus vingar (made from unripe grapes)
– rice vinegar
We combine the craft and freedom of small batch oil milling and with creativity and curiosity. The oils you taste are the result of a handcrafted process, the highest quality ingredients, curiosity and creativity – and the effort of pressing small and fresh batches. (Taken from their website)

WHAT DO YOU MEAN WITH FINISHING OIL?
Finishing oils are used as a condiment. They are not used with heat, but to add flavor and smooth texture. A few drops. They are used for salads, dips, pesto, marinades, drizzled over grilled vegetables and meats, and soups (taken from their website)

My husband liked the ALMOND, PUMPKIN & HEMP SEED OILS
Oils

I liked the BLACK WALNUT OIL (5 OZ)

Oils

For more information check out the links below… You won’t be sorry…

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Random Hero – A Band or A Movement

Random Hero

Recently my husband did an interview with Aaron Watkins from Random Hero. – Click Here

This is Aaron while He did the interview

This is Aaron while He did the interview

Random Hero is billed nationally as a positive message active rock band from Denver, CO. But, truthfully, they are so much more than that. For seven years, Random Hero has built a ministry through music. The bands foundation is firmly rooted in faith, and as such, members have dedicated themselves to bringing a clear message of hope, without being preachy or churchy, to those who otherwise may not hear it. Random Hero believes they are “musicianaries” to a world thirsty for light in the darkness. “To be light in the darkness…” (Taken from their website)

This was an inspiring interview. My husband ask Aaron how they got their name. Aaron said over the years it has developed into being used by God to become a RANDOM HERO for Him.

He went on to say that God puts us in unique situation every day whether that is to help someone, smile at them, share the Word of God with them, letting them know they are loved or just say hi.

This inspired me. You never know but that moment could change the direction of that person’s life. Maybe they were on the way home to hurt themselves or someone else. Maybe they are in that valley of descion and their contact with you was what God wanted to use to change their life.

Peter had one such moment…

Acts 3:2-7 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

Esther had a moment and the outcome changed a nation…

Esther 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Throughout the Bible you read about Random Heros.

It’s about answering the call as God Speaks to you.

As David did… Not in his strength…But in God’s strength.

1 Samuel 17:4 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

We are to imitate each other as we imitate Christ. As you live for Christ I can imitate that about your life. I can be inspired and it can change my world. – Pastor Len Paxton

One voice can give the whole world hope….Pastor Len Paxton

I believe Random Hero Is more than a band. It’s a movement. Taking each moment and each encounter through their music to reach others for the cause of Christ.

Let’s all be Random Heros today….

If you like Skillet you will love Random Hero…

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Random Hero

As a result of this blog, this t-shirt was made. The Band presented it to me at The Big Ticket Festival 2014. So cool…

Be A Random Hero T-shirt
God Use Me

Lord, I look up at You today asking for the privilege of being able to seek out, what may seem to be impossible in my human flesh, just as some of my Bible heroes like Abraham and David did.

I am humbled. I realize that even at this very moment You are stretching and growing me — challenging me to look ahead and not to be afraid. You are literally shouting at me, trying to get my attention as You transform my life into a reality that is almost incomprehensible to me — yet more real than my own breathing.

I used to think, Lord, that You only used great visionaries like Billy Graham, Lester Sumrall, David, and even my own Pastor to accomplish great things. But as I stand here, I realize You can and do use even someone like me — if I am willing to be used, and if I am willing to lay down my own fears and trust You. You reminded me just now that this is how these great people got to the destination You chose for them — they listened and they allowed You to share Your vision without running and hiding.

You are reminding us that much lies ahead, and much remains for us to do — but all of it is intended to help us personally reach for the stars and to walk where no Christian has walked before.

(The prayer was taken from another blog, it is only part of it. But it fit just right with this post)