Oh, Great Faith Walkers!

Artpiece1You great Faith walkers:

  • those of you walking when you can’t see where on Earth you are going, but you keep on going the way God has told you to go;
  • you who believe what God told you would happen to you even though you can’t see  how you’ll get there from here, you still believe He is going to do it;
  • Walkers by faith and not by sight;
  • Believers no matter what;

…the year is drawing to a close and just like I said early 2015, that this year would go so fast that in 2016 we’ll ask if there was a 2015. Now the Lord is saying that 2016 will be full of eventful forward motion. Buckle your seat belts, hold on, all hands inside the ride ‘children’! The Holy Spirit says “It’s going to be amazing & fast”.

I read this in a devotional today, the idea that we are ‘jars of clay’ set apart for sacred use. Imagine this! We are sacred vessels, all of us humans. No wonder we are attacked by evil. No surprise that we are hard pressed on every side. Take your rightful position; first of all in your own mind and recognize who you are, a ‘jar of clay’ set aside for sacred use by the Lord God Almighty. Don’t let your identity be stolen. As Christ, the Anointed One is in this world, so are you.

The devotional went on to allude to the fact that the Peace of God lives completely and continually in my spirit. As I continue to walk with Him,  this peace will continually permeate its way in and through my entire being – into my soul and showing up revealed in my flesh. All this before Heaven people!!!

Amazing! An amazing life you have – I have. Forward motion. Let’s march 4th! Onward!


“Jesus Calling”, by Sarah Young

2 Corinthians 4:7-11  (Message Bible)

7-12 If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it is, there’s not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we’re not much to look at. We’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralized; we’re not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we’ve been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn’t left our side; we’ve been thrown down, but we haven’t broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus’ sake, which makes Jesus’ life all the more evident in us. While we’re going through the worst, you’re getting in on the best!

1 John 4:17 (KJV)

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Angel Armies for Supernatural Women

Since I seem to be under attack about my supernatural experiences (that’s for another blog), I must tell you about armies of angels streaming into a woman’s conference I was at on Saturday (Nov. 7, 2015).


Flame of the Forest Tree. I grew up with these in Nigeria.

This past Saturday, my friend Rory and I attended a women’s conference called The Supernatural Woman in Washington, D.C. (I think it was put on by The Healing Rooms and The Gate, D.C.) It was awesome. Let me just say, Rory and I both had siblings that said, “Tell me when it’s over how it went” and she and I both said, on the forty minute drive back home to Virginia, “how are we going to explain that conference to them”. It was that good. It was being in the Presence of God for five hours and resting. It was better than a day at the spa, it was a mountain top experience, with lots of laughing, learning, loving and relaxation. Just before I tell you about the supernatural experience let me ask, have you ever been to a conference run by two people? Never. I’ve never seen it. But here, two woman of God I know, were the sole speakers and worship leaders – all day! From 10-5…it was Maryam leading worship in the morning and Minoli speaking, then Minoli leading worship in the afternoon and Maryam teaching. No long list of speakers, bishops, preachers and prophetesses. No packed itineary of activities to keep us engaged. Just these two women and the Holy Spirit and 250 of us maybe.

O.K. so we arrived at the church and registered and began to file in. As the time went by, of course, more women arrived and filed to the chairs and greeted each other and looked to get better seats or positions and the Lord caused me to see what else was happening. I saw many, many, many angels streaming into the place with us. They, like us, were pressing forward to get a spot where they would be for the conference. Now, as we were assembling the praise and worship had already begun. There wasn’t really any beginning and welcome or end and benediction to the conference that I noticed. The worship leader just started praising God at the microphone, even though there was still lots of talking and laughing, and we began to join in with her as time went on. So the worshipping

Flame of the Forest Flowers

Flame of the Forest Flowers

was rising and gaining momentum and I noticed as this happened more and more angels arrived. They, like us pressed forward and there were more and more of them. Way more than us. I think Rory said something like, I think there are more angels in here than us. Minoli recognized them at one point.

Then God explained to me who these were – the armies of angels.

Some years ago, Daddy God explained to me that I had armies of angels around me. After time with him for months over this issue, I got that I had 5 armies of angels assigned to me. This is besides my guardian angel and other angels that might be sent to do certain things around me or with me. These armies were a lot of angels – possibly 1000 per army. These are ferocious fierce warrior angels. No fat baby-looking creatures here.  So I have all these angels around me, all the time. At first, I asked Father if one person really needs all these armies. He said, “Yes”. So I know it must be needed as God doesn’t waste anything.

We are flames in the forest of Life.

We are flames in the forest of Life.

Now in this conference, in the church santuary, He said all these women attending had armies also. These armies were pressing in to be in the place with us. Just to enjoy the praise and worship. To be with us in the rest and relaxation of the place. Father had told me some years before that our guardian angels don’t see Heaven until we die. They stay with us and are assigned to us. Now, He was saying these armies are assigned to us also and are relieved of duty only when Father calls us home finally. God does not lack angels. There are an unlimited number. (Revelations 5:11 – And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.) Plus other creatures, as you can see from that verse.

These angels were just filling up the sanctuary and they were telling other angels to move forward so all of them could get in. I thought as I watched this, you warriors might have to double up. I was answered by them, that yes, they knew that but they were going to pack as many as possible in on the ground floor with us. As the conference broke for lunch and then came back for the afternoon session, I saw that some of the warrior angels had occupied the balcony section. They were really packed in there, I tell you!!! It was wonderful.

Flame of the Forest Tree

Flame of the Forest Tree

When People Call You Crazy

You know God calls us to do some things that don’t make sense. They don’t make sense to us, nevermind anyone else.

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God has called you to live a lifestyle that causes people to call you crazy? I am. Does it look like you might be crazy to do the things you’re doing or stop doing some things that you were doing. People are genuinely concerned about you. But you know this is what God is telling you to do and you plan to stick with Him and keep doing it. Things like, I hope you don’t have to do any of these: Isaiah walking around in his underwear outdoors – Isaiah 20:2; Jeremiah who had to wear panties, take them off, not wash them, stick them into a crack in a rock and leave them there until they rotted – Jeremiah 13:1-14; Hosea who married a prostitute – Hosea 1:2; Ezekiel’s stuff was off-the-wall, but one thing, he was called to be a prophet and then became mute – now how does that work? Ezekiel 3:15.

The people that called you crazy some years ago, have gotten tired and they’re not saying anything anymore. You’re surviving and many of us are thriving. We still lookPrincess Ayo crazy, but people are watching us, concerned but more perturbed now. What does this mean to them? They wonder if they could have been wrong and we were and are right. God did call us to live the way we’re living.

Funny, right? I hope you’re smiling. Leave them alone. Let them contend for what they are contending for. The Lord told me this in 2009 when many in my family were worried about my state of mind and spirituality, since I said God told me to quit my job and trust Him. I’m sure they had lots of discussions about Carroll. What to do with me? This might have led my daughter to come get me one day and take me to lunch with my grandson. It was great, but as soon as we were on the road, she said, “So, how is it going mother?” Thinking back now, I realize they had encouraged her to “do” something about her mother. “Oh”, I said gleefully, “It’s wonderful… and it’s terrible.” Uh uh, she mumbled, probably sure that yes, her mother was having mental problems. Unaware, I went on happily, “You know, it’s the worst of times and it’s the best of times.” Yeah, she nodded, probably thinking, yep, we’ve got a problem alright.

Hopefully, you’re reallElephanty grinning now, because you’ve had this experience or you’re going through it right now. There’s no problem. Just keep walking. Keep faith walking. Keep smiling. The Lord is pleased with you and He is doing it. You just relax.



God’s in the PNC Bank with Tami

BankI was in Giant Supermarket and God put Tami of PNC Bank  in my way to positive-i-fy my day. I don’t know why I needed to be positive-i-fied, for there was  no reason for me to be negative. It was just one of those days. You know, days when nothing is really wrong but as my mother would say, you feel “unnecessary”.

Tami was there to say “Yes” into my life, that there would be money in my bank account. Yes, God is going to do what He said and pour.

She might not even know the Divine used her in my life. But He did.

I walked into the supermarket to get some groceries, but there was the smiling Tami, the PNC banker trying to get customers for her bank.

“No” I said in my mind and my face was set to say so and keep walking as is my way, and like I said, I was in a negative mood.

“Good morning ma’am! Would you like to open an account?”

“I had one with you all before  because it was free, but then it wasn’t and I closed it.” I said sharply, still driving my shopping cart onward.

“Oh, but we have free accounts. It’s called …”

“No, you don’t. I tried that.”

“Oh, please come in and let me show you” she went on relentlessly as if I was being perfectly charming.

“No, not today anyway.”

“Well, consider it”

“I might” I smiled. She had worn me down.

Later in my perambulating through the store, she caught me in the magazine section. There she rattled on gleefully about the benefits of the bank and asked me to explain exactly my experience the last time I was with them. Well, nothing really happened but the system I had, stopped being free and with that notice I quickly closed it so I wouldn’t be penalized. Oh she understood, but now they had something else for me that would never charge me – the virtual wallet. Ooo, that sounded right up my alley being a technology, distance learning, social media geek that I am. Virtual wallet. Whatever they meant by that, it meant to me that I would never be charged fees no matter how low my account.

Well, I was convinced but was determined to make sure God wanted me to put my money in there.

He did. So the next time I went to the store I looked for that pretty smiling face and there she was. Actually, I had been in there before, but she wasn’t there and I wasn’t going to trust anyone else. Those of you who follow me know that I don’t have any money right now and God is blessing me with favor to be provided for, so I had very little cash to put in there and I get embarrassed sometimes for people to see that about me. How can I be embarrassed, when I’m out here online with you? Can’t explain it. It’s just one of those silly things of our minds.

Tami said I could have asked anyone.

“Oh no, I preferred to wait for you.”

“Any of us could have helped you.”

See, she didn’t even want any honor for herself.

She went through everything with me. I pulled out my precious $30 I had earned by doing jury duty and I opened an account. As she waited for her system to take she chatted with me about where I lived, what I did…and was very interested in me being a storyteller/children’s writer.

“Oh my! How fabulous. How can I get your books? I will certainly be looking out for you online.”

And that’s when I let out my “oh-hum”-ness, “Yes, I hope I get some money in the account before all the $30 is gone.”

“Of course you will. Let’s think positively. You will have money.” She exclaimed!

BoingWow! That was it! That’s all I needed to fire me up again. Why was my soul cast down? There was no reason for that. God had promised me prosperity and it was going to happen. Wasn’t I following Him. Wasn’t I doing as He asks, following His plan even though it doesn’t seem logical to me.

He was going to do what He said. God did have my back.

Expect to see Him in unexpected places. Look Up. Open Your eyes, He’s trying to show you how present He is in your life – believer or not. (Oops, some church folk not goin’ to like that.  But Jesus died for everyone and all are forgiven. All  they have to do is believe it.)

See, He’s using Tami again. This time in your life, to tell you this. Just a little encounter in a bank and the Glory of God shows up to light up the day.

A Spoilt Little Girl of Jesus

I’m quite emotional today. Off and on during this day, I’ve been overwhelmed by the love of God. I’m sorry others might not know it. It’s a love beyond anything imaginable.

Day beforRoryandMee yesterday I thought, ‘wouldn’t it be nice if Rory, my dear friend, called and had time to go to lunch’. I felt like going out.

Yesterday, Rory realized it was the deadline for a video she had to do and send to family and she wasn’t ready or sure if she could do a great video with her phone on herself. As she sat there in bed wondering, God said to her, I’m sure with a smirk on His lovely face, “Why don’t you call Carroll and ask her to go to lunch with you and then she can videotape you with your phone.”

She did!!! And we sure did go to lunch. She sure did get videotaped and in one take! Who does that?

I feel so spoilt by my God. I wished it and here He comes with it. Oh, some might want to put that down or squish my joy, but I don’t care, He did this for me and all day I’ve just been emotional about Him and me. We’re quite a pair and we do well together. On this faith walk with him, He’s promised one thing for sure…He will do everything that He has promised me He would do, both what is in the Scriptures and what He has whispered to me personally.

People, I am a spoilt, loved and adored child of God and He keeps on spoiling me and enjoying it. Hope you’re being spoilt too.

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The Robe of Righteousness

velvetRobeGod gives us a robe of righteousness. In looking into this I was surprised to find that there are more verses about the garments God puts on us than Isaiah 61:10 – “I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

There are lots of apparel talked about here, but the word the Lord gave me about this was regarding the robe of righteousness. When you first accept the robe of righteousness that He puts on you, you can more easily do and say what He asks. But in those early days (or years) of wearing this robe of righteousness, we can get enveloped in the voluminous folds, so majestic, and sometimes fumble with the smooth awesomeness. We don’t feel comfortable all the time with this new garment.

The robe of righteousness is also found in Job 29:14 – “I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.”  and Revelation 19:8 – “It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” and Psalm 132:9 – “Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, And let Your godly ones sing for joy.”

Just be patient with yourself and your new garments. You’ll get used to your royal robes and soon it will be time for Father to give you a bigger size. Uh oh! Nope it never ends. The Kingdom of God keeps coming and coming and coming and you get to go up further and further and further in all your life – and I believe into eternity. Isn’t that exciting! Ooo, world without end. When we get used to walking in these new robes, it will get easier as God asks more of you and moves you into new anointings and ministries.


There Were Many Widows in Israel & An Interesting Painter

This was just interesting to me and the header picture is phenomenal if you click on the link below – View original. The picture is apparently the forerunners of Christ with saints and martyrs suspected to be painted by Fra Angelico.

Come to find out that this guy, painted a lot of pics and was known as Fra Angelico but his real title was Fra Giovanni da Fiesole. This nickname meant angelic frair. He was born Guido di Pietro.

I love this said about him in Wikipedia:

In 1455 Fra Angelico died while staying at a Dominican convent in Rome, perhaps in order to work on Pope Nicholas’ chapel. He was buried in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.

When singing my praise, don’t liken my talents to those of Apelles.
Say, rather, that, in the name of Christ, I gave all I had to the poor.

The deeds that count on Earth are not the ones that count in Heaven.

I, Giovanni, am the flower of Tuscany.

—Translation of epitaph

For the 1911 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica, the English writer and critic William Michael Rossetti wrote of the friar:

From various accounts of Fra Angelico’s life, it is possible to gain some sense of why he was deserving of canonization. He led the devout and ascetic life of a Dominican friar, and never rose above that rank; he followed the dictates of the order in caring for the poor; he was always good-humored. All of his many paintings were of divine subjects, and it seems that he never altered or retouched them, perhaps from a religious conviction that, because his paintings were divinely inspired, they should retain their original form. He was wont to say that he who illustrates the acts of Christ should be with Christ. It is averred that he never handled a brush without fervent prayer and he wept when he painted a Crucifixion. The Last Judgment and the Annunciation were two of the subjects he most frequently treated.

Pope John Paul II beatified Fra Angelico on October 3, 1982, and in 1984 declared him patron of Catholic artists

Angelico was reported to say “He who does Christ’s work must stay with Christ always”. This motto earned him the epithet “Blessed Angelico”, because of the perfect integrity of his life and the almost divine beauty of the images he painted, to a superlative extent those of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mitchell Lewis

Jesus healed many people during his earthly mission. In fact, his healing words and deeds never failed. He did not, however, heal all the sick or demon possessed in Galilee. He left towns while people were still looking for him. When the people of Nazareth demanded that Jesus do for them what hid for Capernaum he said, “I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed–only Naaman the Syrian.” (Luke 4:25-27) His reply made people angry. I suspect that not very many people today…

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