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Becky Bradley

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  1. Whoever you seek out to help may he/she be a Christian or at least open to God's prompting. God grant her peace and the Holy spirit's wisdom and understanding. Thank you Yeshua. I know you love them and will guide and take care of them. In Your Holy Name, amen
  2. I write that way naturally. then I have to figure out how to put it all together--not so easy sometimes lol
  3. Melanie, you are courageous to put your experience out there, not knowing how other people will react or what they will think. Entoman, you sound like John Paul Jackson. Interesting. :) It could be prophetic. I've had a few prophetic dreams and visions myself that have come true, but Bob is right. Sometimes our brains can overload and one of the ways it deals with it is a "data dump". Melanie, you are a writer. That makes us more sensitive to our world, spiritual or otherwise, than noncreative people. So it is possible it was prophetic. But creative people's imagination can go in directions we never thought of, too. You might want to be open to all possibilities, including whether it was real or an overtaxed mind.
  4. I come from the same background, both in childhood and adulthood. And at times I do share a sort of synopsis of it with some people who have been hurt because it seems to help them open up and know that I understand (and) it is a good witnessing tool when you let them know just how much God helps you through it and helps you forgive. ( quite honestly, I have a feeling that over half of the world has been harmed in those ways. I'm serious). But I would have to wonder if writing the story is more for you letting your hurt known. Where it should not be a secret, as we were taught when it was done to us, I think, sometimes, being a good listener and putting in only what you need to in a private conversation does the most good. If you do want to publish it, take a cue from Joyce Myers. She does not hide the fact that she was sexually abuse, and she will use it in her lectures, but she doesn't dwell on it. She is a motivational speaker--pointing the way to God, forgiveness and the road to healing.
  5. I am so glad things worked out for you I really am. they helped when my husband was dying, too, until we were able to get his disability. then they decided he made less than $50 too much. it took a state representative we knew to come up with a program that would continue his medical needs. but because my daughter is married, she was dropped from disability. she does not qualify on the grounds that her husband is responsible for her needs. if she was a single mother there would be no problem. they do get food stamps and their boys get the medical help they need, though. though my son-in-law works, poverty has been so great that when his mother suddenly died a year ago this last Thursday, his family was unable to bury her for over two weeks as they tried to round up the money. up until then they had always felt rich in love despite the money and troubles. but my son-in-law's family have not fared well at all and his father will probably not live much longer-and does not want to. my son-in-law feels like he has lost all of them, not just his mother. it is God's blessings that he has his children and wife, though and that he is able to work at a job he likes and that is training him for a good future. as far as my other daughter is concerned, subbing is not the problem. as the new year progresses she will be able to pick up more work because she is good at it and is in high demand. but it does not pay the way a regular teacher does. because of certain state laws her teaching certificate lapsed while trying to pass their tests. she is an elementary teacher and the tests included math for high schoolers. it is a very good state, but they are quite strict.
  6. thank you all so very much. I knew I could count on you :)
  7. I don't want to get into details, but my daughter and son-in-law are being bombarded from seemingly all directions. it has been a horrible and tragic year and they really need a break. also, my daughter is in desperate need of medical attention, but they are too poor to afford it. I've been helping as best I can, but I don't have the money to get her medical needs. this state is trying to expand soonercare ( a state program helping children get their medical needs) to cover more poor folks. it would help so many people--hopefully including my daughter. i'm also really concerned about their faith in God. they've gone through so much all their lives that neither have any confidence in God taking care of them. they are Christians, but have no hope that anything good will ever happen. their lives would put soap operas to shame. also, my other daughter is in desperate need of full time job. she is a sub, but because of certain state rules and her math dyslexia she lost her teaching certificate. she worked so hard to get it and taught for a few years before moving to another state where her dream was smashed. and last, a relative of mine is having heart surgery. could you please pray in that direction, too. thank you
  8. you can find it in the reference section in your library. it doesn't just have publisher and agents listed; it has helpful, informative articles
  9. Hi Ryan, welcome. Interesting title for your novel. what is it about?
  10. Who knew God sings?! Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Micah 4:5 All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 9:24 . . .I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight", declares the Lord. Psalms 141:3 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalms 72:13-14 He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death. He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious in their blood in his sight. Psalms 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and he delivers them. Psalms 31:21 Praise be to the Lord, for he showed his wonderful love to me. . .
  11. I'm so sorry. I pray God gives you the peace you need.
  12. suspensewriter, I love your one-liners. (but I still don't know if you are really a vegetarian or not. Hmm)
  13. Hi Captain, welcome :) I recently got a chance to fly after not stepping on a plane in almost 50 years. I was very impressed with the skill of the pilots since most of the flights were in very turbulent weather. But the sights from above were beautiful--especially seeing the top of a rainbow on one side and a lightning show on the other. What an interesting job you have and what wonderful sights you must see everyday. I want to also thank you for your military service. God bless.
  14. I love the line, "What other people think of you is none of your business." I also love that she would give her younger writer self permission to stare off into space or "waste paper". One of the things that observing Sabbath taught me was to give myself permission to stop and feel the peace and quiet. Those times are a wonderful gift from God; a connection with him that must be akin to the early morning times he spent with Adam. They are moments when God has taught me what the beginning of dew feels like in the middle of the night as it appears, one droplet at a time, on my skin, or how gently the morning awakens, or the mating dance of honeybees. Such wonderful moments are part of the gift as God fills me with rich material, making me a better writer.
  15. wow, your books sound really interesting. you have indeed been blessed to follow your dream professionally as well as being given a nice family. :D welcome to the group.
  16. Hi MaryKaithe, genealogy is so interesting. What if you break your family's story down into several books? It might be easier to choose one person or event or time period at a time. You could end up with a lovely collection--or figure out a way to combine them once the individual stories are written down. Would your stories be written for your family's eyes only or will the rest of us be able to read them? I love historical fiction and learning about other people's genealogy.
  17. Hi An, don't you love homeschooling? i homeschooled my daughters with God's overflowing blessings. One became a very caring and hardworking public school teacher. The other is blowing my mind with her wisdom as she guides her young stepson through a troubling childhood. You are an amazingly brave lady to tackle such a dark part of our world. Often people are concerned about God's missionaries outside our country, but forget that there are missionaries who are facing perilous situations here, too. I pray the Lord's protection over you and anyone who works with you, as well as, those you are trying to save. I pray the Holy Spirit places the right words and actions in you as you help win people away from that industry and into God's arms. May he protect your heart and emotions and give you inner strength to carry this through as far as he needs you to. May God bring you safely home to your young children every time you venture out. And may they grow in wisdom, courage, compassion and strength in the Lord. May your loved ones always be under his hedge of protection and surrounded, not only by your guardian angels, but his warrior angels and all the other angels you need. You have my deepest respect on so many levels.
  18. Hi Ken and welcome. I bet you learn just what you need to here. I've only been a member for a couple of months, but I really like these folks. they are funny, helpful, intelligent/ knowledgeable and very interesting. :D I think you will like them, too.
  19. Hallelujah and Praise the Lord!  I really, really pray they work perfectly for you!

  20. God bless you, too and a very happy welcome to you.
  21. hi JH. I am very happy to meet you. it will be fun getting to know you. :D
  22. Hi Shawna, you wouldn't happen to be my new co-worker and new found cousin?? by marriage, would you?
  23. Hmm, I hadn't thought about it being a joke, but it kind of fits with some of his posts.
  24. Suspensewriter, does your vegetarian lifestyle have anything to do with your interest in environmental issues?
  25. Alley, you sound like you have some Laura Ingalls Wilder type stories to tell of your own. Cold baths--brr. I think the thing I would NOT miss, living off the grid, would be outhouses. Man, do those things stink in the summer! Chooo--whee! And the flies. . . Plus, I remember a story told about my grandmother who was born in the 1890s. When she was six she went to the outhouse and "was bit by a black widow in a most private part of her body". Of course being a proper little pioneer girl she would not tell her daddy why she was so sick. The moral of the story is, don't sit down in an outhouse in the summertime. Anyway, I have an idea your stories and experiences are something I'd love to read about.
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