Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Vote the Bible!

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The Foolish to Shame the Wise

1 Corinthians 1:25-31

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

If you are for:

*Men going into women's restrooms
*Aborting babies (even in the 9th month)
*Government officials using private email servers for classified information (information that could mean death or life for you)
*Politicians paying off media to "fix" their ugly stories so the public doesn't hear the whole truth
*Women whose strength comes from their bitterness toward men (Hillary has got to be a bitter women seeing how she has been married to a man whose spent a lifetime in adulterous affairs)
*Changing our constitution (a governing rule that has made America the most desirable country in the world to live in)
*Minorities staying in poverty because of entitlement thinking that is dependent on government hand outs
*Racial tension (All Lives Matter!)
*Looting, violence and ignorant propaganda being the norm for public protest
*Allowing the government to take away Christian rights under the disguise of "Separation of Church and State" while promoting other religious freedoms
*The government taking away your right to protect yourself from criminals (crooks will always have weapons)
*Politicians accepting money in exchange for corrupt laws being passed
*Allowing our military to be weakened by lack of funds, lack of support, lack of strong leadership, and lack of concern for American lives
*Taking from the rich to give to the poor (it "sounds" like a good idea if you are poor but it is NOT biblical, it does NOT help the poor to become successful, and it does NOT promote American entrepreneurship)
*Government spending that throws this country into a poverty that may not ever be irreversible
*Winking at ISIS by playing Russian Roulette with border control and illegal immigrants
*By the way... if you are an illegal immigrant or a new American who moved here from another country, voting for policies that "change" or "enable" things to be different in America for your cause will eventually cause America to be no different than the country you fled.
*Americans being brain washed by media and lying politicians
*A one world government that's in bondage to a dictatorship rule
*For the Illuminati (look it up!)
*Agenda policy above safety, common sense, and common courtesy for ALL
*This list could go on & on...

Then, by all means... vote for Hillary or do a write in vote to prove your point otherwise. (A write in vote is a poor display of apathy.)

#Trump is not perfect. He is not polished. But, he does represent the opposite of everything above AND his motive for running is to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN... for everyone!

Not voting is NOT the answer.

Voting for anyone other than Hillary or Trump is not the answer.

Voting for anyone who represents any points above is not the answer.

This final hour hangs in the balance of a country who needs to decide whether to vote the heart of God or the wiseness of their own heart.

Vote the Bible!

*Only God knows the heart of a man or woman. But, He did give his children discernment to understand the motives and spiritual disposition of a person.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Respect and Honor

Respect and honor open doors to our present and our future.

Disrespect and dishonor causes strife, builds walls, and creates road blocks in our journey.

A person of integrity implements common curtesy above motive.

A wise student of God's Word releases a fragrant life of honor toward the lowly, family, friends and peers.


Romans‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”

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Clean House!

I did it! I cleaned out 36 years of files (mostly from my dance studio days 1979-2000). I FINALLY threw away forms, old thank you cards, newspaper articles, photos, and other memorabilia that was cluttering my closet. It was an entire day of reminiscing and ciphering through the past.

One thing I found out about myself was that my core expectations for excellence have not changed over the years. In looking through the paperwork of business protocol for my dance studios throughout those early 20 years, the thing that stood out to me was the sincere love of duty, the constant pattern of setting standards, and the theme of absolute devotion.

I found hundreds of "thank you" cards that warmed my heart again - all these years later! And, I even found one or two notes that were not so nice then, and surprisingly, just as painful - still today. Let me quickly say that I am the chiefest of sinners. So, for anyone that I ever hurt through a written letter, please accept my deepest apology. Immaturity does regretful things.

Ok... so I just had to post a photo of the final box of nostalgia that has a "few" things from that time period that I am still "hanging onto." Yes, I've got a dumpster full of what was purged, but I did keep one "little" box of sentiments - just because.

So... YAY... I've cleaned the clutter. The past will always remain in my heart and mind... but not in my file cabinet or closet.

Free at last!


1 Peter 2:1-3 The Message (MSG)

So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Take Hold of the Faith You Long For

By Guest Blogger: Sharon Jaynes

I was alone, or at least I felt that way. Women huddled in happy clusters chatting about first one thing and then another. Some propped babies on their hips. Others clutched Bibles in their hands.

Most wore smiles on their faces. I wore one too. But it wasn’t a reflection of what was in my heart. The upturned lips were simply the camouflage I wore to blend in—to avoid being found out.

That I wasn’t really all that I was cracked up to be.

What I really wanted to do was run and hide. On the outside I was a well-put-together church mom with cute shoes and snappy jeans, but on the inside I was a little girl cowering in the far recesses of the playground hoping no one would notice me.

What’s wrong with me? I wondered. Why don’t I feel the joy these other women feel? What holds me back from experiencing the confidence and assurance they seem to experience?

Why do I continue to act like the same old me, struggle with the same negative emotions, and wrestle with the same old sins?

I wonder if you’ve ever felt that way.

The problem was I was stuck. Yes, I had professed Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I knew I was going to heaven when I left this earth.

But I had a niggling feeling He meant something more than heaven when He said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

Have you ever watched a circus performer on a flying trapeze? The aerialist swings out, swings back, and then usually on the peak of the third swing he takes hold of another bar or performer.

That’s when the fun begins as backflips, somersaults, and triples twists wow the crowd.

But what if, when the trapeze artist took hold of the second bar, he refused to let go of the first?

He would be left hanging in the middle. Stuck. That would not be the greatest show on earth.

And that’s where many of us spend our lives…stuck…dangling over “life to the full” but never quite letting go of what holds us hostage to a mediocre “less than” faith.

I know it’s where I spent many years…until God challenged me to take hold of the truth and make it mine.

Her name was Mary Marshall Young–and older, wiser woman in my church.

One day she challenged me to learn about my true identity in Christ.

Then she did something even harder…she challenged me to believe it…to take hold of it and make it mine.

And that made all the difference.

Paul wrote, “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me” (Philippians 3:12).

And in order to take hold and make our own everything that Christ has taken hold of for us and placed in us, we need to let go of everything that keeps us from doing so.

If we would grasp and make our own what Jesus has already done for us, and what He had deposited in us, our lives would look very different than the tepid faith of the average churchgoer.

God’s power, provision, and purposes are for “who so ever will” (Mark 8:34 KJV).

Will what? Will let go of all that holds you back from experiencing the abundant life of the adventurous faith and take hold of truth that makes it so.

So here’s what I’m challenging you to do:

• Let go of insecurity and take hold of your true identity as a child of God.

• Let go of the scarcity mentality that says that you’re not enough and take hold of God’s abundant promises that say you have everything you need.

• Let go of crippling bitterness and take hold of radical forgiveness.

• Let go of shame-filled condemnation and take hold of grace-filled acceptance.

• Let go of weak-kneed worry and take hold of sure-footed confidence.

• Let go of comparison to others and take hold of your God-fashioned uniqueness.

• Let go of debilitating discouragement and take hold of your next assignment

• Let go of timid reluctance and take hold of bold believing.

I know that’s a tall order, but I know you can do it. I’m here to help you get there.

It’s what God wants for all of us.

So today, let’s ask ourselves if we’re hanging on to something that God is calling us to let go of. Shame? Resentment? Condemnation? Unbelief? Ingratitude? Bitterness? Unforgiveness? A false sense of who we are?

If He brings something to mind, let it go, move forward, and live bold.

The faith you’ve always longed for is just a decision away.

Sharon Jaynes is a conference speaker friend of mine and the author of 20 books, including her latest, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For: Let Go. Move Forward. Live Bold. 

To learn more visit Sharon Jaynes

Sharon Jaynes & Deborah Ross 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

An Encouraging Word for Today!


Jeremiah 1:5 -
"Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."

You know what?  You were born for a purpose!  God had something very specific in mind when He decided to create you!

Those times in which you were broken and in search of God were precious seasons in your life.  While everyone thoroughly enjoys your go-gettem' attitude and your ability to make things happen on a dime, your godly friends really appreciate those special times in which they've watched you quietly seek The Lord for His provision, His guidance, His touch, and His wisdom.  There is something very beautiful about a person when they are quiet and still in His presence.

I hope that through it all, the one thing that has been impressed upon your heart is the fact that Jesus is real.  He loves you.  He still works miracles. And, that He wants YOU to be ALL HIS.  He wants your whole heart!

The Lord has brought you through a lot of trials and you certainly have a lot to be thankful for.  Don't ever doubt that God can use you.  He takes people who are bruised and beaten and brings them through difficult situations with victory, then uses those same people to encourage someone else.  That makes it all worth while... encouraging others.

So when you think back on your life - where you've been, what you've done, and how you've survived - just remember: You've come a long way baby and God is not through with you, yet!  

He has GOOD plans for YOU!  So, reach out and grab His hand... don't let go... don't look back!  Just trust Him because He is your Daddy and He loves you like no earthly father ever could.

Jeremiah 29:11 -
 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

Friday, October 30, 2015

From the Save It! Marriage Bible Study

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2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.

I love the scripture verse above! God is looking for someone to bless! I've got my hand up, saying, "Lord, please choose me!"

What about you? Are you seeking to get your heart and mind to agree with God, so that you will be perfect toward Him? Friend, He wants to show Himself strong in your situation!

Today's lesson is a quick overview from my Save It Marriage Bible Study of how we can – and should – get our heart and mind to fully agree with God.

So... how do we get our heart and mind to agree with God?

The simple answer to this question is, of course, by studying His Word! Not by reading a lot of Bible study devotionals. Not by solely living off of what the preacher, teacher, prophet, apostle or evangelist have said. And, not by simply reading over the Word of God. No, scripture says that we are to study the scriptures while pondering or meditating upon every word. In doing so, the Word of God transforms our hearts and minds, thus, allowing the Holy Spirit to teach us exactly what it is that God is saying to us right now. He wants to communicate truths that will help each of us in our daily lives... right now!

We should always approach His Word with an open slate saying, "Holy Spirit, teach me." If we have a true desire to break away from generational curses, we cannot go to God's Word while determining to hold fast to our own erroneous ideas about His precepts. We should never try to find scripture that supports our personal belief system BUT RATHER find God's truths that change our minds about our personal belief system. 

As born-again believer's who should become more like Christ everyday, we must cultivate a humble and willing attitude that seeks to know God's Kingdom mysteries – precept upon precept – realizing that He will not force us to do so. In addition, we should never base our faith in God, nor form an opinion about God's will, upon the foundation of our personal experiences. Instead, our faith in God should be solely hinged upon His Word - His Commands - His Promises - His Holiness.

In looking at some basic fundamentals of How to Break Generational Curses, or better said, How to Live in Generational Blessings, I'd like to offer you a brief outline to the question...

"How do we break destructive, dysfunctional cycles that seem to be passed from one generation to another in our family tree?"

The outline below is NOT exhaustive; BUT it will get you started on the right path to healing and wholeness.

1) You must PASS THE TEST! What test? Whatever test life presents to you. You must fight to win the battle according to God's promises. Isaiah 48:10 & 1 Peter 1:7

2) Agree to lay your life down for the cause of Christ. Rev. 12:11 & Galatians 2:20 & John 12:24

3) Separate yourself and come our from among them (could be family or family traditions & beliefs). 2 Corinthians 6:17 & Matthew 19:29

4) Repent from ALL known sin... CHANGE YOUR MIND! 1 Kings 8:47-51 & Acts 2:38 & Acts 3:19 & Psalm 51:10

5) Identify and renounce ALL known curses and their origin (the root cause)... decide in your heart and mind to never again make up excuses or exemptions for you or your family members being disobedient to God's word. (Note: You do NOT need to try and "fix" your extended family members. Your job is to LOVE THEM, but not accept their value system if it does not agree with the word of the Lord.) 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 &

6) Do things God's way... IN LOVE! 1 Corinthians 13:8

7) Seek BALANCE in your understanding of God's word... RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH... find the sweet spot in your belief system! 2 Timothy 2:15

8) Trust in God's LOVE and POWER to set you and your household FREE! Romans 5:8-9

9) Drive out iniquity with the TRUTH applied in LOVE. Psalm 109:14 & Ezekiel 3:18 & Matthew 23:28

10) Pull down STRONGHOLDS in your mind that hinders you from understanding God's Kingdom principles. 2 Corinthians 10:4

11) Stop trying to qualify God's word according to your life experience. Deut. 5:33 & Joshua 22:5

12) Cast away all religious dogma (sayings, questionable denominational beliefs, unbalanced truth, etc.) and seek the BALANCED TRUTH straight from God's word. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you. Colossians 2:8 & 1 Timothy 4:1

13) Change your mind about sickness, disease, poverty, addictions and shortcomings of any kind. Just because it is a fact, does not mean it is God's will... nor does it mean that it is God's truth concerning that situation. Exodus 15:26 & Psalm 103:3 & Deut. 28 & Luke 6:19

14) Don't be a rebel against the ways of God or the teachings of God or the holiness of God. - 1 Samuel 15:23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king."



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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Popular Quotes by Deborah Ross

FORGIVENESS is a PROCESS that begins with a DECISION.

It's better to die in FAITH than to live in fear, doubt and unbelief.

It's better to die while believing to be healed, than to live while believing to die.

God wants YOUR FAMILY whole!

God wants YOU whole!

God is FOR your marriage!

Somebody must go FIRST.

Obedience to God's Word creates fertile ground for a miracle!

God hates divorce because divorce hurts people.  He does NOT hate divorced people.

In marriage, there are no "what if's"; there is only "what is."

A pattern of dissatisfaction is probably a result of bad choices.  Change your thinking and change your direction.  Follow Him.

The little choices we make each day either fertilize our God-given destiny or breed road blocks, dead ends and detours in our journey.

Church: Do we go to be seen of people; or, do we go to see God?

When you fall in love with Jesus, your spouse will notice.

Broken people do broken things.

Sinners sin.  That's all they know.

It's better to reach for the stars and only make it to the moon, than to never leave earth.
(Vision, Purpose, Destiny)

The little choices we make each day make up the sum total of our life as it is right now.

Life is about CHOICES.

We aren't set free from the bondage of sin only to become entangled with religion.