Beware of Spiritual Suckers


As I prepare to put my roses “to bed” for the coming winter by covering the root to protect it from freezing temperatures and pruning them back, it is also a time to examine the rose for suckers that must be yanked off least they drain the plant of its strength and nutrients. If not taking care of they will be doubled in number when the rose resurrects in the spring. What a vivid picture of suckers that our spiritual root structure may develop subtly if we don’t take time to examine our lives in the light of the Word and in His presence. My heart returned to a word of warning that my heavenly Papa inspired in my spirit in my intimate time with Him.

Dear Child,

They that wait upon Me and serve Me are renewed,  for while they are serving Me in the Holy Place they are dwelling under the shadow of My wings and the cloud of My presence! They shall be refreshed by the rain from heaven, that while rooted on earth something of heaven will blossom in their lives.

Spiritual seeds can only be watered in My presence, the water from the sweat of the flesh cannot produce life,  flesh can only begat flesh!

Spiritual roots can only be watered by the Holy Spirit otherwise the roots will develop * suckers, that will zap the true life , and the flower will only be a weaker, smaller version of the real thing and it will not produce fruit that is everlasting!

Do not try to water and refresh spiritual roots with the approval of man least the *sucker of pride drains the life of the roots.

Do not try to water and refresh spiritual roots by the sweat of the flesh and manipulation least the *sucker of “burn out” drains the life of the roots.

Walk humbly before Me and let your spiritual roots be watered from heaven!

The life is in the deep hidden roots! In due season those roots will produce an abundant harvest. After years of pruning the harvest will be abundant. The first appearance of blossom in the spring is only a small taste of the harvest to follow.

                                                                   Thus saith Papa

Isa 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

A sucker is a side shoot from the roots that does not bloom or grow on the true stem from the bud union of the plant. It grows independent of the true stem but its flowers are a mere imitation of the real flower, much smaller with no fragrance. A sucker will drain the strength and nutrients from the true plant and weaken its production, thereby making it more susceptible to disease.

Challenge: What sucker is draining your spiritual root structure?

Read more about spiritual suckers on Page 34 and Pages 196-197 in my book “Developing a Secret History with God”.

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The Miraculous Bumble Bee



     According to the study of aerodynamics, it should be impossible for a bumble bee to fly.

Its wings are much

too small to carry the weight of its heavy little body.

But, guess what? It can fly!

     Although in the natural realm, it seems impossible, the bumble bee does fly,

because God purposed it to do so! 

  What purpose has God called you to, that in the natural realm, it seems impossible?                    

     Learn a lesson from the miraculous bumble bee, because your new life in Christ is also a miracle .

       Maybe you think you have wings with

Too little talents

Too little resources

Too little time

Too little courage


       You too can fly! fly! fly! against all odds, not with the wings of a bumble bee but with the wings of an eagle.

Isaiah. 40:31. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.

You CAN  fulfill the purpose which God has called you to.

Having the Courageous Faith of a Crocus

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

As the snow piles higher we grow weary of plowing our driveways and scraping our car windows, feeling almost imprisoned with cabin fever.

And yet we have an inner hope based on God’s Word, regardless of the weather channel which keeps forecasting more snow, that spring is on its way as we see the first crocus bravely pop its head through the snow. 

 If you are going through a winter season in your life and growing weary as circumstances pile high and you feel almost imprisoned in your current situation have the courage like the crocuses to keep pressing through. I want to encourage you today that in your life spring is also on its way. Just as sure as we reflect during Lent on Good Friday we can also be just as sure that Resurrection Sunday is on its way!

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.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation:but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.


 Just as Spring only follows Winter 


 Victories only follow Battles

Read about my personal battles and victories in “DEVELOPING A SECRET HISTORY WITH GOD”

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Investing Your Life In Others


Taking time out of our TOO busy schedule to invest time with our dear friends Christine and Michael Rhia. What a blessed time we had! Give a friend your time today and be blessed.

Many today do not have deep relationships because they do not invest their lives in others resulting in shallow roots. Likewise many do not have a deep relationship with the Lord because they do not invest time with Him resulting in shallow spiritual roots.

Life is not about things. Life is about relationships with God and with others.

My book “Developing A Secret History With God” will encourage and inspire you to invest time developing your spiritual root structure.

Time Began In A Garden










For the first time since my hip replacement surgery 4 weeks ago I was able to do some planting in my garden today even if it was only in a pot. I am beginning to find “me” again for it is while  working in my garden I meet with my heavenly Papa as He speaks Kingdom parables to my heart. I have found that the best place to meet with Him is in my garden for after all Time Began In A Garden!

Genesis 3:8-9 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

I share many of these parables in my book “DEVELOPING A SECRET HISTORY WITH GOD”