Sandy’s Cleaners



Yesterday when I was driving to my friend’s house, I saw “Sandy’s Cleaners”. For some reason, the sign jumped out at me. I thought to myself, there are so many people still cleaning after what happened with hurricane Sandy.I thought about the name Sandy, how sand represents flesh, and I thought to myself, Lord forgive us for the ways we have sinned as a country in our flesh. Lord help us to humble ourselves and seek your face, to turn from our wicked ways, so that you can heal our land.


Then, this morning, I read that the elementary school was also called Sandy Hook. And I remembered seeing “Sandy’s Cleaners”…and what I prayed.I think the Lord is speaking to to us to be “Sandy’s Cleaners”…and He is asking us to repent for the sins of our nation. We have rebelled against God. We, as a nation, are killing our babies, 4000 aborted a day in the US. And that SIN is releasing a spirit of murder on our land.

People cried out yesterday for those 20 children…People were exhorting believers to pray!!! Our hearts were broken!!! But 200 times more are killed in ONE day in our Nation…EVERYDAY!!! But we don’t see that on the news…
because somehow…it has become a woman’s right to murder her own child.  Sins of the flesh…… Lord forgive us!!!

It is crazy what we are doing in this nation. A nation that was supposed to be one nation under God!!!!! I also had the thought, that we need missionaries in this country. Sandy Cleaners sent to help clean up the mess that we’ve made.  AND we cannot blame it on the guns, paaaalleeeeese!!!!! That is some ridiculous logic!

…it is TIME for CHRISTIANS to take some responsibility for what is going on!

God has not healed our land because we, the people called by HIS name, have not humbled ourselves and sought His face…and repented for the sins of our nation.


2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Matthew 7:26-27 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

2 Kings 22:19 Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord.






Contentment: gratified, happy, pleased, satisfied




Contentment: It has been in my heart this week, the scripture that says, “godliness with contentment is great gain” (1Tim 6). Maybe because ’tis the holiday season to be greedy and lustful for things we do not have and in this scripture, God is warning us against that very thing.

But it isn’t just money, it can be anything we are lacking and desire.  Recently I have come across people that are discontent because they are married but NOT happily, and others because they are NOT married but want to be.   But the truth is, when we are content with where we are, then we will be content no matter where we are.  Sometimes I wonder if God is waiting on us to get there, to learn to delight ourselves in HIM, before He will bless us with the desires of our heart.


Discontentment, bottom line, is sin, it reveals our lack of trust in God that He loves us and is able to give us what we need.   He is our Father and our Bridegroom, how heart breaking to have a child that is never satisfied with you as a parent, in how you have provided for them, or to have a mate that is always looking for another to satisfy the desires of their heart.

When we are discontent, we will be manipulated in all our emotions, the soulful instability will be a torment and will allow satan to steal our peace.  Without peace, we cannot be led by God.  Our joy can also be stolen, and the word says it is our strength.


It also opens the door for the tormentor to lie to us just like with Eve when he implied that she could not trust God, planting the seeds of doubt that eventually led to her being deceived…and separated from God. I encourage you repent, and to choose to be content, to rest and trust.

Jer 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Philippians 4:12 (MSG)
Content Whatever the Circumstances

10-14I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. I don’t mean that your help didn’t mean a lot to me—it did. It was a beautiful thing that you came alongside me in my troubles.

‎”3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:3-5).

No Longer Stuck in the Muck



Yesterday I was at the Lake taking photos.  The water level is way down and has left parts of the lake bed exposed. There was one part of the shore that used to cut into the woods, but now was dry.  As I started to cross it,  I saw there were footprints that had sunken into the clay.I decided to take my chances.  I had on flip flops and as I started to cross, my feet began to sink too.  They went inches into the mud.  It was like wet clay, and I could not pull my sandals back out, they actually came apart.  I had to reach down and pull them with my hands.  It was very unstable, and hard to walk on, I thought I might fall, with no traction, nothing solid to push against. Even though my shoes were off, I kept walking clumsily and finally made it to the other side.  The mud squishing between my toes.


My sandals and feet were now covered with this clay.  It was so sticky and thick and as I walked, I picked up more dirt.  I tried to wash it at the waters edge, but it was hard to do.  I needed a good powerful stream to get it off.This situation made me think of 2 scriptures:

King James Bible

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.   Psalm 40:2


But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. 2 Peter 2:22The first scripture made me think about how we, when we were in sin, we could not escape ourselves.  It was like this slimy mud had a hold on us.  We needed someone’s help to get us out.  Then we needed a ground we could stand on so we could walk the right way.  Praise God that Jesus did this for us!!!  He came and rescued us.  Then I thought about the second scripture…how, although we have been washed, will sometimes slip, or willfully sin, and when we do, it is so much like getting stuck in this unstable mud and having to be cleansed all over again.  How foolish and ungrateful would that be?


When I got home, I got my garden hose out and put it on high pressure, I washed my sandals and feet and praised God that He has washed me and I am clean.  I no longer have to fear the miry clay, that I will be stuck in it, as long as I am mindful of where I walk, as long as I walk on solid ground.   When I was done, I walked on my stepping stones where my feet stayed clean, and my step was steady and sure.

Been singing this song all week, so I as was writing this, it just came into my heart!My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

Words: Ed­ward Mote, cir­ca 1834; first ap­peared in Mote’s Hymns of Praise, 1836.

Music: Sol­id Rock, Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry