I have been wearing a mask in stores (and limiting my trips) since March when this whole thing went down.
I’m not sure how being considerate to others for the common good is now being mocked by some who are calling it “living in fear”, but it needs to stop ...
When I wear a mask over my nose and mouth in public and in the stores/Supermarkets/Pharmacies/Offices - I want you to know the following:
I´m educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.
No, I don´t "live in fear" of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
I don´t feel like the "government controls me". I feel like I´m an adult contributing to the security in our society and I want to teach others the same.
If we could all live with the consideration of others in mind, the whole world would be a much better place.
Wearing a mask doesn´t make me weak, scared, stupid or even "controlled". It makes me caring and responsible.
When you think about your appearance, discomfort, or other people´s opinion of you, imagine a loved one - a child, father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a stranger - placed on a ventilator, alone without you or any family member allowed at their bedside￼ ... Ask yourself, “Could you have helped them a little by wearing a mask?”
I copied and posted......Who else will do the same?
Saturday, April 4, 2020
In the midst of this Corona pandemic, I needed to post the following....
We are to spread the Gospel.....NOT the virus !
YOU ARE SENDING THE WRONG MESSAGE !!!
I really feel that I need to address something here on social media because I am concerned that the ´world´ is looking at the church right now for direction and when I see pastors of evangelical churches on tv defying the Government Mandates to NOT congregate and they disobey; it sends a message that is TOTALLY CONTRARY to the Word of God. We are to obey the government UNLESS the government is contrary to the Word of God.
"Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong".
The government is not just targeting churches to stay closed. That would be a totally different scenario altogether. It´s casinos and theatres and the NFL & NBA & ALL unessential services that have to stay closed and must shut down.
We have to be an EXAMPLE to those young people that are having March-break beach parties not be as rebellious as they are. We have to not murmur & complain during our isolation but exhibit the JOY & PEACE that comes from the Lord and be the salt & light that God has called us to be, especially at this time when people are anxious and frightened and worried about how they are going to feed their families.
We ARE the church ! We don´t have to meet in buildings to do the work that God has called us to do. Now is the time to reach out through social media and all the technology that we are fortunate to have available and spread the Good News that GOD IS IN CONTROL and He is going to use this crisis to bring multitudes to Himself.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.
So I am urging pastors to not give the media an opportunity to disparage Christianity, but SHINE.... FOR YOUR LIGHT HAS COME !!!
Sunday, March 15, 2020
This post is the completion of the story that began posting on December 2019. Please read from the very beginning, starting there.
.... Fast forward more than a month to where I am now in my own home and feeling totally like there was nothing whatsoever wrong with me. The medication was doing what it was designed to do. Dalton would come and visit often just as he did when I was in the hospital or living at Edna & Howie´s. We were really good friends yet kept a cordial distance and a high level of respectability.
When I attended at the church visitation for his brother, who had just passed away, and introduced myself to his out-of-town family members, many would say, "Oh, you´re Dalton´s card buddy!" I was tickled that so many even knew that I existed .
I really wanted Dalton as a companion and a shoulder to lean on and I thought this certainly indicated that we were at that place in our lives.
Well.... on May 27th, he came over and we played a game of Red 11´s after which he asked me to go to the Swiss Chalet for lunch. I continued our very cordial routine because at the other lunch dates I had wondered if we were actually on a ´date-date´ and came to realize there was absolutely no indication of anything more than us being two good friends having lunch. We never as much as hugged hello and good-bye.
When we came back to my home he began to tell me in a very serious demeanour how he had called my friends Howie and Edna to get the phone number of ´that cute blonde´ and began to tell me that the four of them went out to dinner so he could meet her.
Even though I NEVER intended to get married ever again, his statement made my heart almost stop and I expected him to say that now that he was in a ´relationship´ that he could not come over any more and play cards.
At this most distressing moment, I realized how much he meant to me, My head was spinning. I was loosing the most marvellous man that I had ever had the privilege to meet. I thought I might start to cry, but then he said, "She´s not interested in me nor am I in her.... but.... when I asked Edna for her phone number, she said that I SHOULD check with YOU first. When I asked, "Why in the world would I need to check with Donna?", she answered, "Donna has feelings for you!"
"Shocked beyond belief, I exclaimed, "Donna MARTONFI???"
"Yes, Dalton. We see how she acts when you´re around a don´t forget that she refused to give you our friend´s phone number so she wouldn´t lose you. You need to talk to Donna!"
Well.... you could have blown me over with a feather. He was dead serious. He was determined to find out if I was interested in him and wanted me to be candid.
When I finally found my voice, I said, "Dalton, I had no intention of ever getting married, but I can not live WITHOUT you!"
He said that just a few days before he prayed and told God he needed a Christian wife.... and here I have been sitting in front of him the entire time. He looked overjoyed.
I replied, "We have to pray immediately because God has to show us if we are to shut this thing down completely and immediately or proceed. We don´t want anyone´s heart broken."
The prayer was amazing. We got a clear green light.
He immediately started saying that we´d get married because we are so compatible and such a good fit and we´ve know everything about each other there is to know.
(I don´t know if you´d actually call that a proposal???)
I replied, "Dalton, I LOVE the type of person that you are. You´re an amazing man, but I´m not IN LOVE with you. You´ll have to sweep me off my feet.
Well.... it took him exactly TWO days and I was crazy, cuckoo, head-over-heels in love like a giggly teenager.
He sang to me. He whispered sweet nothings in my ear. He danced me around my kitchen, even though he said he couldn´t dance.
We put our wedding together, with the help of our dear friends, Laurie and Aurele, in a matter of 5 weeks. (because that was the only time my son in Missouri and his familty could come, other than way into November.... which would have been too long. At our age.... every day matters :)
Everything went as marvellously as if we had spend an entire year planing it. It was completely breathtaking, except that we only invited 50 family and close friends. We would have loved to have everyone join on our special day.
At the reception, my son Steve, got up and said, "It´s like a Hallmark Love Story. Everyone knew the two of them should get married,....... except the two of them!"
(July 6th, 2019) The Beginning of our new life together
GOD IS SO GOOD !!!!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
This is a continuation of the story of December 2019. Please read that FIRST before reading the following:
Within just days of moving over to their apartment, I went down hill rapidly. So drastically that they just about carried me into the Emergency Department because of the excruciating pain that I was in. Every bone in my entire body ached horribly. My spine felt like there was a screwdriver stuck in it.
I was admitted into the hospital.
Doctors spent days and many tests trying to determine the source of the cancer. Was it kidney? Lung? Thyroid? Colon? Breast cancer? Nothing revealed the source of the cancer but a determined ultra sound technician was convinced it was somewhere in my breast and after hours of probing, finally found the cause at the very back wall of my right breast.
One of these tests was a bone marrow biopsy which many of my friends had told me that they screamed out loud and even made the doctors stop before finishing because it was so unbelievably painful.
I am a goose for pain so I prayed and prayed for hours. I kept saying, "Lord, please help! Please help me!"
At one o´clock they took me for the biopsy and prepped me and said, "You´re going to feel a long needle go very deep into the back of your hip and then brace yourself when you hear the drill. It will go into your bone."
Moments later I heard the doctor say to the porter, "Take her to her room."
Puzzled, I asked, "Why?"
Doctor replied, "Oh, you´re such a trooper!"
I was stunned and asked, "Why am I going to my room?"
He replied, "You´re done. The biopsy is done!"
I have NO IDEA WHERE the Lord took me!!! I did NOT pass out because I was praying the entire time. I did NOT feel a thing! GLORY to God.
Now I understand how the martyrs could be singing hymns as they were being burned alive or the disciple Stephen looking up to heaven as he was being stoned. NOT that I am in any way comparing myself to them or qualify in any way to be in their company, but God is soooo faithful when we abandon ourselves to His Mercy. He is no respecter of persons.
Since the source of the cancer was discovered, it changed the entire prognosis.
They said I did NOT need surgery, nor radiation, nor chemotherapy, but they would treat me solely with cancer meds while building up my bones. They said, (which I am not ´owning or receiving as my destiny" that this cancer is treatable but not curable. I believe that the name of Jesus is higher and grater than cancer and that He is my Great Physician and that He will allow me many more years here on earth to serve Him. He WILL allow me to dance at my granddaughter´s wedding! I believe that. I pray to that end.
The entire time that I was either at Penny´s house, or Edna and Howie´s or in the hospital, my long time friend, Dalton, would come and visit and we´d play games and he would periodically take me out to dinner.
His wife of 46 years, Mila, passed away two years before. We had many meaningful conversations about grief, as my husband of 48 years, Darko, had passed away five years earlier.
I would try to console him saying that after the second year I got to the place where I was content in my life and very happy to remain single. All I wanted was a companion. I was concerned that a ´new´ marriage at this point in my life would just cause more problems than produce any real benefit to my life. He said that he was lonely and would get married when he found the right woman.
I was totally convinced that he was not interested in me as his wife Mila was a tiny little thing and that is NOT an adjective that you could use to describe me. I had no intention of ever getting married again so the previous November, when my friends Howie and Edna visited me in Florida and said they had a friend who really wanted to find a mate, that I texted him her picture saying, "Look Dalton, we´ve found you a real cute blonde that is interested in marriage!"
That night I went to bed and dreamt that Dalton and this woman were driving off into the sunset in a black car and I was chasing the car yelling, "Dalton, COME BACK, I LOVE YOU, COME BACK!"
I woke up realizing how I truly felt about him.
Fast forward to March of 2019, when I was staying at Howie and Enda´s home in Hamilton, he called and asked, "When am I going to get this woman´s phone number?"
I said, "You´re NOT!"
He asked, "Why not?"
I said, "She´s too cute!"
He replied, "Well, YOU´RE not interested in me!"
I replied, "We´ll have to have THAT conversation again!!"
It went over his head.
(I will continue this saga another day, (soon) :)
Monday, December 9, 2019
There is an old song by Frank Sinatra that goes .... "It Was a Very Good Year"
Well, it did NOT start out that way for me! I had a pain in the area of my rib cage that got worse & worse.
It got so bad in the middle of the night on Feb. 14th that my face went bright red and my blood pressure went over 200.... so I dialled 911 thinking I might be having a heart attack.
Hours later, after many tests, I was diagnosed with Stage Four Bone Cancer and I was told my bones looked like Swish Cheese. There were lesions all over my body.
I asked, "How many? Five? Ten? A dozen?" and was told "Innumerable. Thousands!" My wrists apparently were the worst.
I just stared at the two doctors like a racoon stares into headlights. One of them walked over to me and hugged me and held me for a moment and my first thought was, ´I am going to DIE!´
My second response was, "You are in the wrong room!. I am the healthiest 71 year old you will ever know!"
I then rationalized that the Lord would not bring me to this pinnacle in my life and then take everything away and just take me home. I was at a stage where I could be greatly used in my ´Golden Years´. More than ever before. With more experience than ever before, even!
So, I then put on my ´Holy Ghost´ hat and rejected any and all statements that did not line up to the Word of God. I would NOT receive the prognosis, NO MATTER WHAT I was told.
Bone cancer does not begin in the bones but is carried there in the blood. At one point, because they could not deduce where it originated from, they gave me only three to four months to live.
The ´original´ doctor that gave me the prognosis came back the next day and said, "You have a mass on the front of your skull and it´s bleeding. You are SUPPOSED to have blurred vision and slurred speech! Aren´t you having severe headaches? You´re very likely going to have a stroke."
Like a parrot I repeated, "You must be in the wrong room. I am the healthiest 71 year old that you could find. I just moved a 200 pound table two days ago and even painted my friend´s house. AND, I have not had a headache since exactly 1980 when I became a Christian!"
Then I added, "I am determined that I am going to dance at my granddaughter´s wedding!"
He asked me WHEN she was getting married and I replied, "She´s TWELVE!" Everyone laughed.
The next day, as I was being discharged to go to Canada for additional treatment, he said, "You know what I think? I think you´re going to make it"
Since it was only February and I normally stay until the end of April, I had a zillion things to accomplish before departing for Canada so the Lord provided two angels; Janet and Sherrie, to help me pack absolutely everything I owned, in case I never returned to my home in Lakeland again.
Then He provided another angel and long time friend, Laurie, to drive me and my two Chihuahuas all the way back to Canada.
On the 3rd day of our long trip, Laurie said, "Donna, you are not looking well! You are not acting well and you´re not even talking properly. I need to find a hospital!"
I insisted that she keep driving toward the border. I said, "I want to go move in temporarily with Penny tomorrow, and I want to bake a cake for my boys, and I want my friend Dalton to drive me all the the 160 miles to my son´s house on Saturday, and I want to go to my church on Sunday, and I want to see my doctor on Monday!"
Within five minutes I suddenly recovered miraculously and said, "It´s like the sun just came up and I´m totally rejuvenated"
Laurie said, "Listen to what you just DECLARED!, and then repeated what I had said I wanted to do. "God honored your declarations!"
That was exactly what transpired over the next few days.
My other two angels, Edna and Howie, were in Israel at the time, but my plan was to move in with them as they came back because they lived very close to the Cancer Hospital in Hamilton
(I will continue posting the supernatural events that occurred up to the present time, over the next couple of days)
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Happy New Year Everyone
The Boarding of Flight 2019 has been announced.....
Your luggage should only contain the best souvenirs from 2018 The bad and sad moments should be left in the garbage. The duration of the flight will be 12 months.
The next stop-overs will be : Health, Love, Joy, Harmony, Well-being and Peace.
The Captain offers you the following menu which will be served during the flight :
A Cocktail of Friendship A Supreme Dose of Good Health Au Gratin of Prosperity A Bowl of Excellent News A Salad of Success A Cake of Happiness All accompanied by bursts of laughter
Wishing You and Yours An enjoyable trip On board Flight 2019
HAVE A GREAT FLIGHT EVERYONE
(your trip into 2019 begins today. You need to prepare & put your seat belt on & allow the Lord to fly you to your destination & meanwhile enjoy the trip. There might be some turbulence but the Captain will make certain you land safely !! God Bless, Donna )
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
This past year has been quite busy so I was not visiting the Lighthouse Trails Website as often as I used to. I have been reading & catching up lately and want to encourageYOU to read the latest warnings that they have been posting about the anti-biblical teachings & doctrines that have been invading the church.
They update almost daily on all the false trends & heresies
It´s very eye-opening.
Check it out! .... http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/
(if this link does not take you there .. then copy & paste to your browser)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Happy New Year !!!
I spent the Christmas/New Year holidays with my son & family in Missouri.
It was bitter cold (which I am no longer used to) but we had an amazing time.
Family is what Christmas is all about.
My good friend Sherrie took loving care of all my fur babies while I was gone.
When I got back, I ended up with the worst case of flu that I´ve ever had. I NEVER get sick but this was brutal and made up for the past 22 years of not getting colds. God was faithful and I was over it in four days.
I´m looking forward with anticipation to all the Lord will do and call me to in this coming year and hope to continue to shed His light into a world that desperately needs to see His love & sense His peace.
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Merry Christmas everyone and I pray that God´s favor & blessings would overtake you in the coming New Year !
Most importantly, don´t forget that this season is all about Jesus and spending quality time with Him and with family & friends
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
From day one I have grown exponentially & learned soooo much from John Bevere´s many outstanding books, but Killing Kryptonite is the best so far.
I highly recommend it for everyone. It is ´off the charts´
Sunday, November 19, 2017
I know there are a lot of people out there that are REALLY struggling with their weight, so this is WHY I am posting this on my website.
I have been on diets for the past 30 years and just got bigger & bigger. They would work for a while and then my metabolism would shut down. I gave up carbs. I gave up sweets & desserts, tried juicing 2 meals a day and NOTHING helped. I was so very discouraged.
Well, as of this morning I have lost a total of 35 pounds EFFORTLESSLY. (only 24 of them have been recently on this app that I´m going to tell you about) It is called My Fitness Pal and it is a FREE app you download to your phone or computer.
It gives you all the statistics of EVERYTHING that is in the food you eat, such as protein, fat, sodium, potassium, sugar etc etc. It even takes a photo of the bar codes on every food and gives you the stats. You can program in the restaurant you eat at and the menu and it will also record what is in all the food.
It is EYE OPENING ! I had NO idea that some on the "diet´ stuff I was putting in my body was LOADED with ALL THE WRONG THINGS.
I still get to eat ice cream & have honey coated pecans as a dessert.... but you SEE WHEN you reach the daily total or goal for the amount of weight you want to lose and then just substitute something that is LESS in fat or sugar or sodium or whatever maximum you have reached for the day.
I eat ANYTHING that I want but then at the next meal I am VERY careful to not add any more of the foods which have attained.the maximum for the day.
Also, I do not just POUR on the catsup, or salad dressing, or all those little things because I am now aware of how LOADED those things are with CALORIES, FAT & SUGAR.
I am never hungry and my metabolism seems to like the fact that I am giving it a LARGE variety of foods that I have deprived myself of for years and it is releasing the fat faster than the app says that I would lose.
My son Dan lost 65 pounds on this app.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Just wanted to encourage everyone to get John Bevere´s book, ´ Killing Kryptonite´.
I have been preaching for years about the ´sin of Achan´ and how it affects the entire ´camp´ (body of Christ)
My book, ´Climbing Higher -- Digging Deeper´ is also a strong admonition along the same lines as Bevere´s.
We need to daily, ´examine ourselves to see if we (continue) to be in the faith´.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
God truly gives us the DESIRES of our heart (when we DELIGHT in Him)
A few years ago, when my husband was on kidney dialysis, they trained us to do it ourselves so that he would not be confined & restricted to five hour hospital visits and we could also then travel to Florida or be totally free do whatever we pleased.
Because they would deliver a 30 day supply of equipment & fluids each & every month, I needed a large room to store the supplies. We only had a two bedroom cottage, but the problem was that ALL my hubby´s tools & drills & electrical equipment, which he accumulated over 40 years was in the second bedroom because we did NOT have a shed.
So, I prayed (only actually thought in my head), "Lord, I need a shed!"
Three days later, Zelko, a friend & neighbor, walked up to me and asked, "Donna, do you want a shed?"
You could blow me over with a feather. I was stunned speechless. His shed was 10 ft x 10 ft; the size of a bedroom and exactly what I needed. They cost about $6,000 at the store and he wanted to give it away because he was not allowed to have two sheds in the complex where we lived.
My husband said he did not want me to accept it because he was adamant that his (expensive) tools would get ruined, rusted & corroded. I was not going to give him any grief over it as his health was really bad and I did not want to cause him undue stress. My problem was that I had NO idea what to do with the supplies that would be arriving.
To make a very long story short, another neighbor was happy to take it. Zelko & Duke and another couple of men put it on a flatbed and drove it over to her house. Unbeknownst to me, as they were about to unload it, Zelko and her had a misunderstanding and Zelko turned to Duke and said, "Take the shed to Donna´s house."
I was washing dishes in front of my kitchen window and I see the shed coming directly towards me. Even Darko admitted that God must have had His hand in this and did not put up an argument.
Then Dalton made steps for it and fixed every nook & cranny so that it was water proof & air tight.
I call it my "Miracle Shed"
Well, a similar thing happened this weekend. I have a chihuahua and a calico cat. Without going into a long explanation, I always wanted TWO chihuahua´s, but since I lived in a ´No Pet´ complex in Florida, I was not allowed even one dog. We got a prescription for my husband to get a dog because of physiotherapy and after he passed away the doctor gave me a letter stating it would be too traumatic for me to lose her.
They allowed cats, so I got the cat to keep Bambi company. Well, I moved to a Pet Friendly complex and when I arrived Thursday night, a lady who I had never met before told me they had found a little 5 pound chihuahua who nobody has claimed in over 3 weeks and the SPCA said nobody was looking for it either. I immediately offered to take him but was told that a woman down the street, who had to put her dog down last summer, wanted him. I really felt that I was to have him but then figured it was NOT MEANT TO BE.
Again, unbeknownst to me, after two days, the woman realized he was too frisky for an 80 year old person. My new friend, Sherry, and her in-law Lorraine, who had actually found this little chihuahua, drove up my driveway after church and said, "We have a birthday present for you. We call him Chico!"
I almost started to cry. My birthday is tomorrow (6th) and Bambi´s is the 7th. So, I´m telling Bambi I got her a baby brother for HER birthday.
He´s my other MIRACLE CHIHUAHUA. I am certain my husband had a hand in this. It´s like he´s sending me a birthday gift from heaven knowing I always wanted a second chi.
(one day I´ll have to write how Bambi was my FIRST miracle chi)
GOD IS SOOOOOOOO AMAZING ! --- but.... Marcie, who is my pet sitter when I´m away, says THREE is enough --- otherwise she´s retiring from ´auntie pet duty´.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
My friend Marcie and I just traveled for four days and three night on Highway 75. I want to share how the Lord totally protected us on each & every mile/kilometer of the trip.
I always pray asking the Lord to give His angels charge over me, to bear me up in their arms, lest I dash my foot against a rock... and He most certainly does.
The first of MANY near mishaps was a four foot long rubber tire that hit my windshield at 70 miles per hour but did not leave a mark or crack it.
Then a small deer ran across the highway about 4 car lengths in front of me but was blocked by a fence, so it darted back across my lane now only about one car length in front of me as I immediately applied my breaks. It happened in a flash but I totally believe the Lord intervened.
The next day, as I was driving in the middle lane, the car in front of me to my left and also the car in front of my on my right, both entered my lane at the same time and missed colliding with each other by a HAIR before they both realized what was happening and reeled back into their respective lanes. We all would have ended up in a terrible crash.
There were a lot of other near misses, but I think you get the picture. Had it not been for the MERCY of God, we would NOT have arrived safe & sound to my home in Lakeland.
So, do not neglect to pray before leaving your driveway. I always do !
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
This should actually be posted under "interesting reading´ on my site but I wanted to bring it to the forefront....
I just came across this statement in one of Howard Pittman´s books, which was written YEARS ago, but applies even more in this age of social media.
"Today, the Church is no longer the one that establishes the moral code: that job has been taken over by the electronic media, T.V.! The moral code that television is advocating is the code of secular humanism, that is, "all mankind must be free to do that which is morally right in his own eyes.!"
.... "We understand now why the moral conduct of the people is at such a state. Our enemy has sold us a bill of goods. God help us to wake up before it is too late!"
Monday, October 23, 2017
I posted an article on Holistic Medicine in the ´Interesting Reading´ section of this site today. Please check it out and also the hundreds of other articles on various topics.
Don´t forget to sign my ´Guest Book´ to let me know you visited.
Bless you, Donna
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This morning I posted the 3rd chapter of David Servant´s book ... ´Through the Needle´s Eye´ in the ´Interesting Reading´ section of this website.
It is LONG (an entire chapter) but a MUST READ.
PLEASE take the time to read when you get a chance
I have followed David´s ministry for more than 20 years & talked with him over the phone and know he lives what he preaches.
His other book ´The Great Gospel Deception´, I consider in the TOP 3 of all the books that I have ever read & I have probably read 1,000
ENJOY & GROW in your knowledge of God & His word!
Bless you, Donna
Monday, October 16, 2017
Last night, pastor Kerby Stivene of New City Church, challenged us & encouraged us to ´Step It Up a Notch´ and move forward.... to throw wood on our fire to keep it burning brightly. Therefore... I will endeavor to keep this website up-to-date and get back to making it a priority so that it might help fan your flames.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
It is with a heavy heart that I have to post that my dear friend Mila... the sweetest & most amazing woman, lost her battle with cancer yesterday. I will miss her terribly even though I know she´s in the presence of Jesus. She certainly made the world a better place. She´ll be forever in my heart!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tomorrow night, July 13th, I´ll be speaking at Women´s Corner Café in New City Church on Marriage Issues.
We have coffee & cake & there will be interaction... so PLEASE join us!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Last night I had the privilege to be on Minnie Moore´s radio program on am 1380 and speak about how we can do our part to promote revival in Brantford.
She had other guests, including Pastors Ray, Melodie & Kirby challenge & encourage listeners to believe for the Lord to do a mighty work in our city.
Friday, June 23, 2017
I want to encourage those of you who need a healing.....
The other day when I took my blood pressure it was 158/something and I immediately prayed for my BP to go to 127/76 and within 30 seconds it went down to that exact number.
Naturally, I cried tears of joy at the goodness of God.
Healing is part of the package. Salvation, healing & deliverance are God´s gift to His children.
If you need a touch in your body ... please go to the ´Interesting Articles´ section of this website and read all the healing scriptures that are in article # 9 over your life and watch God move & your health restored.
Just like you would take your medicine 3 times per day... take & read those scriptures 3 times per day.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
If you are in the Brantford area today, I am launching a new ministry at New City Church called ´Women´s Corner Cafe´.
It is for all ages and begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be coffee & dessert provided.
Topics will range from --
Financial Woes Resolved
Freedom From Fear
Plus Q & A´s
It will be an amazing time & also interactive
I´m only doing every other Thursday night so this month it is June 1st, 15th & 29th.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, May 29, 2017
Every OTHER Thursday, beginning June 1st, I will be leading -- Women´s Corner Café at New City Church in Brantford at 7:30 p.m.
It will include all ages and be very interactive. I´ll cover topics such as Raising Children, Marriage Issues, Financial Woes Resolved, Overcoming Discouragement, Freedom from Fear and many more topics.
If you are in the area, please join us for an AMAZING time of growing in the Lord!
Monday, May 29, 2017
My aunt Renata very graciously flew me to Verona Italy the second week of May.
The seating arrangement on the flight there was divinely orchestrated and I got to share my entire testimony with two different passengers who both said they had ´goose bumps´ the entire time I talked.
I was enjoying her company and her friends when I received word of a terrible situation occurring back home in Paris. My blood pressure would have gone through the roof because I was thousands of miles away and could do absolutely nothing about it .... but God.... had arranged for my bible to be opened to Isaiah 41:10 - 14 .. ´Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing, and will perish.
You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them. Those who war with you will be as nothing, and non-existent.´
Immediately the peace of God filled me and I knew that He was very aware of what was happening and He would undertake for the situation.
We don´t have to panic when something goes wrong ..... knowing our God is more than able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.
The matter did not get resolved but when I prayed & fasted about it, the Lord showed me that I am the winner, I have the victory, and it will turn out for MY good and for God´s glory in the end, no matter what because I have surrendered it to Him and am going to allow Him to make it right.
It´s a great way to live your life, folks. I pray you are doing the same for any situation that comes your way.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Happy Resurrection Day !
I am probably going to offend a lot of people this morning ....but if I can just make ONE person come out of this deception, I will be elated.
There are just as many people sick in the church as outside of the church... there are just as many getting divorced .... I could go on & on... but the point is, it is NOT God´s fault, it is ours! He has not changed.... the church has.
I am thinking of Achan, in Joshua chapter 7 and how he brought just ONE thing into the camp, and the ENTIRE nation of Israel suffered because of it. The actions of just ONE man affected everyone!
We have soooo many ´accursed´ things that have come into the ´body of Christ´ that I stopped sounding the alarm years ago. I would have to write about something new that´s popped up every day and people just do NOT want to hear it. They want to be blessed and entertained... or they just want you to GO AWAY & STOP rocking the boat. The gift of ´discerning of spirits´ is almost non-existant in the church.
Today I´m really going to stick my neck out and expose something that has been endorsed by the church for decades now. Please read the following PRAYERFULLY....
Easter or Passover ?
In Acts 12:4 of the New Testament, the King James Bible, theologians mistakenly translated a word as ”Easter“. And the term “Easter“ has errantly continued all of these years to define Christianity’s highest “ Holy Day“. Unfortunately the word “Easter“ is an absurd translation. “Easter” is a word that honors a pagan festival. Jesus was crucified at the observance of “Passover“. He therefore became for all Christian’s, our “Passover“, it is His blood above our door. Jesus conquered death and thereby became our Passover. This again reminds us that the Old Testament is a veiled Biblical Foreshadow of the New Testament Fulfillment .
EXO 12:7 ´Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
EXO 12:12-14 ´For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments-- I am the Lord. ´And the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. ´Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.
Jesus voluntarily gave Himself as our sacrificial “Lamb“ , it is His blood on our door post and lintel. Jesus is our “Passover“ ! At “Passover“ 2000+ years ago He pre-paid the full price for our salvation. He paid our sin debt in full. He suffered for everyone who confesses; “Jesus , You are my Lord and Savior“…….. Our ultimate salvation and victory is in Christ Jesus alone !
MAT 26:2 "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be delivered up for crucifixion."
LUK 22:1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching.
LUK 22:7 ¶ Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Follows a comment from “Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible” (NKJV) , page 137 New Testament:
“ ACTS 12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.” (New King James Translation)
“This is an unfortunate and absurd translation , as Easter was a pagan festival observed long before Christ. It is not a Christian name, but is derived from Ishtar, one of the Babylonian titles of an idol goddess, the Queen of Heaven. The Saxon goddess Eastre is the same as the Astarte, the Syrian Venus, Called Ashtoreth in the O. T. It was the worship of this woman by Israel that was such an abomination to God (lSam.7:1 Ki.11:5,33 ; 2 K1.23:13: JER 7:18: 44:18). Round cakes, imprinted with the sign of the cross were made at this festival , the sign being , in the Babylonian mysteries , a sign of life.
Easter eggs which play a great part in this day´s celebration were common in all heathen nations. The fable of the egg declares´ that an egg of wonderess size fell from heaven into the river Euphrates ; the fish rolled it to the bank , where doves settled upon it and hatched it ; and out came Astarte , or Ishtar (Easter) . the goddess of Easter.
Easter, Lady Day, Lent , and all other Babylonian festivals were all originated from this pagan religion and were all observed centuries before Christ. None of them have any relationship to Christ or Christianity. “ End quote .
New American Standard Bible corrected Translation (NASB) : ACTS 12:4; And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people.
It is an outrageous sacrilege for the resurrection of Jesus to be celebrated by Chicken eggs and Rabbits ! It is clearly the work of the enemy, satan. For any Christian Church to acknowledge the resurrection of Christ Jesus as an “Easter” celebration with such things as an Easter egg hunt is in its self, reprehensible and condemning. The Old Testament “Passover” was and is the foreshadow of God’s New Testament free gift of our salvation, through the ”Passover” Blood of Christ Jesus. It is a terrible example for children to associate Chicken eggs, candy and Rabbits with the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus The Christ. If you want to have an egg hunt do it on the 4 th of July rather than associate it with the Passover and Resurrection. Church beware, Easter egg hunts are a heretical excuse and you sin against Jesus.
Because of the bodily resurrection of Jesus, we live in the certain hope of our salvation and life everlasting with our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus ! . All Jesus asks is that in our sincere heart we ask Him to come into our life forgive us our sin and save us, that’s all ! We cannot earn it as we could never be good enough. Salvation is realized solely through our personal acknowledgement and confession of Jesus the Christ as our personal Savior, nothing else, as our repentance follows through the work of His Holy Spirit. We are saved not by anything we do, we are saved by what He did, it is done. Acts 4:12
“Happy Resurrection Day”, or “Happy Passover”, Certainly not “Happy Easter “. He is Risen ! †
If you have not done so, but wish to be absolutely certain of your salvation, then please ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. He gives freely to all who ask: “Christ Jesus, please come into my heart forgive me of my sins and save me. I ask You to be the Lord of my life and my personal Savior.”
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
I thought that this was worth sharing, especially since so many people ask me, "How is it that God is always talking to you all the time?"
This is one good example. For many years the Lord has used Hebrews 11:1 to specifically show & confirm things to me. I moved into one house and it had a plaque on the wall with Heb. 11:1, then when I moved into my next and present home, it also had the same plaque hanging in the hall. Both homes were ‘divinely and supernaturally’ provided to me by God Himself. One was sold to me at half the price and the other was ‘free’. (long story)
Whenever I have specific questions for the Lord, He often confirms that He is aware of my concerns and I will look up at the clock and it will be 11:11, or 1:11, or many different combinations of 1’s.
It happens literally thousands of times also in relation to a woman who I counsel to confirm that what I have just spoken to her is from the Lord and she also cannot get away from those numbers. Always happening at strategic times. I will be ministering to her until late in the evening and the next e-mail that is opened will have a ‘word’ and then the quote Heb. 11:1, or someone will quote the exact same words that I used and she will look at the time it was sent and it would be 11:11 in the morning.
Well, yesterday as I was driving, I noticed that my odometer was going to turn to 111,111 km and I was determined to stop & take a picture of the event. Just as it turned to that ‘once-in-the-life-of-a-car’ number, I pulled to the side of the road to capture the moment and it was 11:11 in the morning.
God just makes His presence known to me in soooo many different ways throughout the day.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I was determined to be asleep on August 11th at 12:04 at night because it was the two year anniversary of my husband passing away. It would be the saddest moment of the year and I did not want to be awake and thinking of his final moments in hospice.
My cell, which I keep in the kitchen, began to ding at 10 minutes to midnight and I could not believe that someone would be texting me at that hour.
A few minutes later it dinged again. I was not going to get up because I figured that if it was an emergency that whoever it was would call me, not text.
When it went off a third time I got angry and started racing toward the kitchen to see who would be so inconsiderate at that late hour. I picked up my cell at exactly 12:05 a.m., which should have been the saddest moment of my entire year, and tears of JOY ran down my face as I read the first text. It was from my daughter-in-law, Robin, who lives in a different time zone and it said, "I´ve been on the computer for hours trying to book a flight because we´re coming for Christmas. Zoe, (my granddaughter) and I will be arriving on the 18th."
The next text said that my son Steve and the boys would be arriving on the 22nd. This meant that my other two sons and my new daughter-in-law Beverley would be coming also.
This was going to be the first time in 19 years that we would ALL be together at Christmas! I was ecstatic! Only God could arrange something like -- that at the very moment that I should have been sobbing my heart out, to be jumping up & down for joy.
HE is OVER THE TOP!!!
Can´t wait for Christmas to be here!
Thursday, January 1, 2015
2014 was a bitter/sweet year.
After my husband passed away I was advised that our Out-Of-Country Insurance would not cover his $77,000 medical bill that he incurred while in the United States.
Naturally I appealed the decision but lost the appeal even though I had a cardiologist and a nephrologist confirm that his health was stable and there was no reason not to go south.
I lost the appeal.
I’m certain you can understand the ramifications of having a $77,000 medical bill hanging over your head; so I bombarded heaven and asked everyone I knew to pray me through this crisis. I contacted the two specialists once more and asked for additional clarification as to his medical condition at the time of departure from Canada as we had seen both doctors just prior to leaving Canada.
They complied immediately and sent more documentation.
Once more, I lost that appeal. The insurance company gave additional reasons why he was disqualified.
My friend Laurie made a comment that caused me to appeal yet again, a third time.
She said, "This is NOT your life Donna. This is NOT how the Lord deals with you. You walk in supernatural provision. The sign on your house says "Jehovah Jireh’. . Appeal again"
Once more I contacted both doctors, asking them for assistance in convincing the insurance company that my husband’s condition was within their confines for leaving the country.
As busy as I am certain that these doctors are, both doctors responded IMMEDIATELY once more; sending faxes and additional letters proclaiming their confidence in the fact that there was nothing in my husband’s condition to warrant keeping him from traveling.
The decision took just one week and on December 29th a message was left on my answering service, by a very ‘professional’ sounding voice, telling me to call their office because they had reviewed my appeal "AGAIN". My heart went up into my throat. It was too late in the day to return the call so I would have to wait until morning to finally learn my fate. I could be financially ruined for the rest of my life.
All these months I assured myself that the Lord would guarantee that my needs were met, no matter what the outcome, He would see me through..... but .... that was not really thrilling..... so I prayed a zillion times to have this ‘mountain of debt’ removed from me.
Many hours later, on December 29th, I opened my e-mail to find a letter from the insurance company stating that they had ‘allowed my claim’ and that all medical bills would be paid by them.
I burst into tears that would not stop flowing for hours. This was totally an Act of God and the answer to the prayers of my many friends and pastors. I cannot thank you enough. Each and every one of you. Even those that prayed only once and those that prayed continuously through this ordeal.
I would also like to acknowledge the dedication of Doctors Catherine Demers and Dr. Catherine Clase who were so helpful and accommodating and generous with their time, and who had given my husband the most exceptional care for all these years.
What an incredible ending to a very eventful year.
God bless you all and may this post inspire you to believe God for ANYTHING.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
DARKO IS BEHOLDING THE FACE OF JESUS
Darko, the love of my life since I was 15 years old, received his ultimate healing on Aug. 11th, as I held his hand while he very peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your love & support & prayers over the years, and especially in these final few months.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I want to wish all my Canadian friends & family a very Happy Thanksgiving and mention at the same time that this evening I was very honored to be received into the Canadian Assemblies of God and now hold credentials & ordination in Canada also.
I am also sooo very thankful to God for Darko´s improved health since he began dialysis. He is getting better & stronger daily. We have seen great answer to prayer so I encourage each & every one of you to NOT GIVE UP and to Pray Until Something Happens !!!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
This is actually the very first time since last January that I have actually had EXTRA time to just sit and think about updating my website. Sitting down or having ‘down time’ is a very rare commodity for me. I just seem to get busier & busier. I cannot tell you how many times Darko says, "Stop zooming. You’re always zooming around" ... and it’s true.
Since August of 2012 we have been taking Darko for Kidney Dialysis three times per week. For the longest time we had to drive all the way to Hamilton. The dialysis took over four hours and it was almost an hour’s drive there and an hour back. So the entire day was gone. The other three days a week, including Saturdays, we would have to go to his ‘other’ medical appointments. This was beyond frustrating, considering that I have had a healing ministry for years and years where I have seen people get healed by the Lord of so many serious diseases and conditions. I have a clear understanding though of why Darko is being attacked like this in his physical body and we are working it through. I’ve been speaking about it everywhere and hopefully this ‘understanding & knowledge’ it will help others.
The really good news is that we have recently began to do the dialysis at home, ourselves. It’s called CAPD and you basically use an IV bag that is full of fluid, which he fills into the Peritoneal Cavity behind his stomach and then four hours later he drains in out and fills up with new solution which removes all the toxins and poisons from his body, which his kidneys cannot do any more. He can eve to this in the car. It could not be easier. A little time consuming, because he has to dialyze four times per day, but VERY DOABLE !!! I am so thankful to God.
Soooo, we are finally released to go back to Florida and spend the winter there in our other home.
We will be stopping at WBPI-TV in Augusta Georgia on October 30th to do the pre-halloween program which I have done for years, warning believers about the ‘darkness & danger’ associated with halloween. I will also be promoting my two new books which have been released this year, ‘Climbing Higher - Unafraid’ and ‘Climbing Higher - Digging Deeper’.
I’d like to encourage you to order some copies for your family & friends for Christmas. They would make a perfect gift.
You can take a peek at them at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=donna%20martonfi
The synopsis on the back will perfectly explain what’s between the covers and I promise you ...you will NOT be sorry you purchased them. I would be so pleased if you passed this information on to your family & friends also, as these books cannot bless anyone if people don’t even know I’ve written them.
Then please drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.
(I have had to remove the Guest Book link as there was a barrage of ‘filth’ posted their by some very pathetic & lost souls)
God Bless You and please keep us in your prayers
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I am very happy to announce that my new book, Climbing Higher - Unafraid is in the process of being published. It will be available on Amazon.com before the end of February.
I am working on my next book, (title is still a secret) which I hope to have available as early as the end of March.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
WOW... WHAT do you say when you have not blogged in such a long time?
To sum it all up .... it was the best of years, it was the worst of years.
My husband’s health took a turn of the worst back in April. The way the doctors explained it was that everything (and I mean everything) in his body, was in a constant struggle just to live & execute the next breath.
He was a walking deadman. Actually he could barely walk and he would sit hunched over with his arms dangling towards the floor for months. He was up the entire night struggling to breathe. He tried a cane and then a walker but had no energy to manage either of those things. It looked like he was not going to live past the month of August. We had nurses coming to the house and PSW workers and then he was hospitalized.
The specialist finally said that he would have to give up his kidneys to save his heart... but the three cardiologists that were standing by his bedside said that was only going to make him more comfortable in ‘these last days of his life’ and NOT prolong his life.
Hearing those words he began to cry. I said, "That is the doctor’s report, but people are praying for your healing all over this nation and God will hear & answer those prayers!"
Well, here we are on January 1, 2013 and God in His mercy turned everything around and showed those cardiologists WHO is in charge and WHO’s report we need to believe.
Darko is like a new man. It’s truly a miracle. His strength is back. He is breathing normally. No cane. No walker. Sleeps like a baby and during the day is participating in all aspects of living again. He said yesterday that he feels like there is nothing wrong with him.
I want to thank you all for your prayers and encourage you to NEVER GIVE UP. NOT EVER.
I now pray for you and your loved ones and ask the Lord to pour out His favor & blessings upon each & every one in this coming year. MAY 2013 BE THE VERY BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
We wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas & God´s favor & richest blessings upon your life in the New Year.
Dana & Darko
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
My flat screen monitor sits on a table beside my sofa and I put the keyboard on my lap & spend hours on the computer with my little dog Bambi either sitting right beside me or laying right by my side. She has a sweet disposition, never barks, & loves anyone & anything that moves or breathes. She has seen countless photos & videos & stuff on my screen & has totally ignored it all. Well on May the 1st I opened a news bulletin that announced the death of Osama bin Laden with a picture of him displayed on screen and she put her nose to within 4 inches of the screen and growled & barked & made such a commotion that my husband came to see what was happening. She made an incredible ruckus until I removed the picture. Can you imagine... even a little dog senses the evil permeating from the mere picture of this man. Thank God that he can not orchestrate any harm to anyone ever again.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Happy Resurrection Day !!!
There are more reasons than one why this song below is very special and that’s why I feel I need to share it with you. I heard it about 16 years ago and thought it was the most anointed song that I had ever heard in my entire life. I couldn’t stop playing it.
I have not heard it in many years since. Then today I received the link in an e-mail from my pastor in Florida (whom I have not seen in more than 16 months) and the very next e-mail after his was from a high school friend, Susan, who also sent me the link to this song. The e-mail were back to back.
As everybody that knows me already knows... I do NOT believe in co-incidence. I do not know the WHY or the HOW .. I just know it is special & want to share it with all of you.
Now to explain briefly what has been happening in all these months since I posted in this section:
Darko suffered a heart attack in February 2010 and it has been a long battle recuperating ever since then. He has spent additional time in the hospital and has had a pacemaker/defibrillator installed also. He has had angioplasty a few times and also kidney dialysis each time his kidneys failed because of the X-ray dye. He has had much trouble breathing and constant adema. By the time he got dressed in the morning he had expended his energy for the entire day and could not do much else. It seemed that things were getting worse rather than better... but praise God .. there have been sooo many people praying for him and sooo much prayer cover that I believe it is the only reason he is alive today.
We are believing for a total miracle for him so that we can continue to do what God has called us to do. I sense that we are at a crossroads and that he will be restored to wellness & good health. So, please keep him in prayer and be a part of this miracle.
Thank you & ... again... Happy Resurrection Day !
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I´ll be speaking at New City Church on Lynden Road in Brantford on Sunday, February 13th @ 6:oo pm.
This is a message you just MUST hear. It will change your outlook on some things that you had not even noticed that have crept into the 21st century church.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is not a doom & gloom message.... but instead I want to encourage you to trust & turn to God in a time of calamity. From everything that I have been feeling lately and everything that I have been hearing from the prophetic voices ... it seems that there is catastrophe coming. That would be the time to NOT PANIC and to RUN to the ARMS of GOD !!!
Please go and read the message I have posted under ´interesting articles´ by David Wilkerson regarding "Survival in a Time of Disaster"
Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy New Year Everyone !!!
Friday, December 31, 2010
We have temporarily moved to a little place called Scotland, Ontario. When I told my son Mike that we were moving here he said, "You did that on purpose!" ... since we live in PARIS, Ontario during the summer and VENICE, Florida during the winter months. |"No Mike, we did not move here to amuze people."
(did I mention that I preach in London, Ontario? :o)
We ended up here because Darko could not go to Florida this winter because of health issues so we swapped homes with our friends Laurie & Aurel’s until spring because our home in Paris is only a cottage and not winterized. They’re enjoying our home in Venice & we certainly enjoy all the extra space in this lovely home of their’s.
Anyone who needs to reach us can still either call the Paris or the Venice phone numbers. You can also send all snail mail to either address. Whichever is more convenient for you.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I really feel that I need to share this ´God Moment´ that happened tonight with you to build up everyone´s faith. It is beyond incredible. It took my breath away.
There is a lady whom I counsel every Monday night so I had stopped & prayed & asked the Lord for a special scripture for her around 8:00 - 8:30. The Lord specifically took me to Hebrews 4:12 where I had a notation to also check out 1 Thess. 2:13.
I thought... "NO, we´ve BEEN THERE.... DONE KIND OF THING.... many times" I need a better word than THAT. She is not going to get anything out of that scripture. Then I closed the bible and was going to go on the computer for a few minutes when the Lord said, "Open your bible again"...soooo... I opened it haphazardly to anywhere and it opened to that very page (where I have the above scripture underlined. So I thought... "OK... this says NOTHING to me... but I will give it to her when I call her anyway because the chances of something like this happening is one in a million." My bible is very very old & worn down so it would NOT automatically go back to the page I had been on. It´s just too pliable.
Most people know that I think very highly of David Wilkerson & Leonard Ravenhill & David Servant but I have also always talked a lot about John Bevere to her and how anointed he is.
Well just last night she went to hear his sermon and it was on Hebrews 4:12 and she wrote it down because it resonated with her spirit for some reason but she did not know why.
WOW !!! I almost dropped the phone as I realized we again had a DIRECT LINE TO HEAVEN. I said, "We are ´in´ this world, as scripture says, but we are not ´of it´ and we truly ARE seated at the right hand of God the Father in Christ Jesus in the heavenly realm and God IS speaking very CLEARLY to YOU!!!" (read I Thess. 2:13 to get the full impact of this becasue it say that the the ´person´ delivering the message is not really doing the speaking but God is speaking THROUGH them so that God´s Word would work powerfully in the person so that they would believe) It took my breath away. I have just spent two hours on the phone with her but I don´t know how I managed to even speak after that.
That´s has a ONE in a ZILLION chance of happening. But of course, it´s NOT a chance.... it is totally GOD intervening in the life of a child of His and I am soooo humbled & privileged to be a part of what He is doing in her life.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
We wish a very Merry & Glorious Christmas to all our dear friends & family & pray God´s richest blessings upon you & your families in the New Year.
Dana & Darko
Thursday, December 23, 2010
It was my awesome privilege to be one of the story contributors in a new book that has just been released by Allison Restagno called ‘Modern Day Miracles’. One of the articles I had written for the Florida newspapers was chosen along with 49 other amazing stories demonstrating God’s intervention into the lives of His children.
This book is going to be a great encouragement and cause tremendous faith to grow for anyone who reads it. You may order a copy at: http://moderndaymiraclesbook.com/ordering-modern-day-miracles.php
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I have finally stepped out to do something the Lord has been prompting me to do for years. It might get a little complicated but I have to begin somewhere. My birth name is not Donna but I was christened Gordana. My mother said that even when I was just 2 1/2 years old and someone would ask my name I would reply, "Nada". This was actually my middle name. My mother would get embarrassed and insist that it was ´Gordana´. So, it is obvious that I did not like my given name even way back then :o)
When we came to Canada I was teased unmercifully because most children´s names were Tom, Dick, Harry or Mary, so in grade two I changed my name to Dana. I merely dropped the ´Gor´ part. My teacher kept arguing "That is NOT how you spell ´Donna´." and would make me correct it. I have NEVER liked the spelling Donna, not even in grade two, but I was powerless at that young age to do anything but comply.
I ended up having ´Donna´ on all my documents, passport, driver´s license, everything... so not many know that ´Donna´ is not my real name.
Well about two years ago the Lord began strongly impressing upon me to change it to D-A-N-A which are the last 4 letters of my actual name. The urge has been getting stronger & stronger so I am going to begin using ´Dana´ in obedience to this prompting. I don´t know if I will go through the expense of actually changing ALL my documents legally or if I will just begin signing everything ´Dana´ but I have already begun to use this spelling this past week.
It FEELS like the real me :o)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
You’ll need to read the news posted just below this to see where we were when Darko was prayed for by a Messianic Jewish Pastor who also prophesied over him.
Then the very next morning, Sunday, our pastor preached a sermon on healing that was almost word for word like my three day seminar on healing. There was a powerful time of prayer for the sick at the altar afterwards. Darko went down for prayer again.
Since he was already feeling soooo much better & stronger he came to the evening service as well.
It was an amazing service. Powerful. There too the atmosphere was saturated with the very manifested presence of God.
Needless to say, Darko has been a physically changed man ever since. He is vibrant & alert. He stands taller. His shoulders are pulled back & squared. He is not getting tired or short of breath. He’s like a new man.
We are not going to stop praying & believing God until he is totally & completely healed.........because... as that Pastor said prophesied Saturday night..... "God has MUCH for Darko to do"
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I´d like to let everyone know that a new book has come out written by Allison C. Restagno called Modern Day Miracles. They are real-life, firsthand stories of 50 personal miracles and I am one of the contributors.
My chapter is called ‘A Voice So Bad Even God Could Not Stand It’ ( It is also Article # 1 on this web site)
I have met some of the story contributors at the dinner/banquet this past weekend and it is going to remain one of the most memorable evenings of my life. It was a life changing experience to be in a room with people who live in the realm of the supernatural power of God operating in their lives on a 24/7’s basis. Even the atmosphere was different ... electrified with a very holy and reverent sense of the presence our our Glorious God. You could see it physically manifested on the faces of those present.
I have much to say on this topic but for this section it will suffice to say that so many Christians live far below what the Book of Acts records and what Jesus intended for their lives as He said in John 14:12, Verily, verily , I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father’ and also Mark 16:20 .. and they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following.’
So, I strongly recommend that you purchase a copy of this book because it will cause you to desire to live the KINGDOM life that has been promised to you and cause your faith to grow to the point where you will expect to walk on water, bringing the power & glory of the RISEN CHRIST into the darkness that has blanketed people of the world.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Darko had the pacemaker installed yesterday and is now home from the hospital and feeling fine....thank you Jesus ... and I also want to thank all of you who prayed for him.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We are temporarily moving to Brantford tomorrow and will then be going to Scotland Ontario right after Christmas. We have no plans to go south until at least next April because Darko is going to have a pacemaker/defibrillator installed on November 4th and the doctors will be monitoring him for at least 8 weeks.
He has been feeling exceptionally tired and very lousy, even with the stent that was put in last month.
Please keep him in prayer
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.
Darko was in the hospital last week for a few days because of angina and had a stent put in his artery. He’s awaiting a defibullator/pacemaker in November which will hopefully make him feel much better & more energetic.
I’m preparing two separate messages for New City Church in Brantford (formerly Park Road Church) The first is for the ladies’ meeting on Tuesday, October 19th. If you’re in the area please join us for good food, wonderful fellowship & a timely word from the Lord.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I ask that you would pray for my dear friend Lena Augustine in Dominica & hold her entire family up in prayer. She has tragically lost both her precious graddaughters, Rachel & Sophie.
Rachel was 5 years old and Sophie merely 2 months old.
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel. My heart is broken and I weep with them.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I cannot apologize enough for not updating this section on a regular basis but since we arrived back to Canada in March Darko has been at doctor´s or hospital appointments for 50 out of every 60 days. It is very time consuming and most take hours upon hours of sitting in waiting rooms (they are all located far away also ) At least 3 times the visit took 6 1/2 hours from begining to end. They have performed a zillion different tests.
I am certainly NOT complaining in any way because it is only through the GRACE & MERCY of God & YOUR prayers that he is even alive.
And... I am most relieved & thankful that we have the benefit of Health Insurance which totally covers all these appointments, procedures & doctor visits.
He is now waiting for a pacemaker which should make him feel much better & give him more energy as he only has 28% heart function since the last heart attack in February.
Please keep him in your prayers.
The rest of the time we have spent with our sons & their families. Steve & Robin & the grandkids came for two weeks also and we had a MARVELOUS time. The grandchildren are more precious every time we see them and that old adage is true..... Kids Grow Like Weeds.
I guess that also applies to dogs as well because our little 2.2 pound Chihauaha is now 6.2 pounds and an ongoing bundle of joy & source of amusement. We´ve got the best little dog in the world. She´s a real little doll.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I cannot believe that it is March already and I have not posted anything in this section since before Christmas.
Well I really do have a good excuse... Darko had a mild heart attack and ended up in the emergency room on January 11th. They did a heart cath and put a stent in to open his blocked artery. Everything seemed fine and they released him from the hospital in less than a week. But, he began building up fluid immediately and gained 31 pounds of fluid in two days. The dye from the heart cath caused his kidneys to go into shock and they just stop functioning.
This now caused congestive heart failure and I had to call 911 within 48 hours of his release. He was at death’s door. He did not think he would survive. I did not think he was going to survive. And the hospital did not think he was going to survive.... and God spared his life once more.
I was in the ER dialling everyone that was programmed in the cell phone at 2 o’clock in the morning crying, "Darko is dying"
Because the reception was not good one friend kept asking, "WHO is this?" and I said, "Donna". He asked, "WHO?" and I replied again, "Donna Martonfi". When he asked a third time, "WHO is this?" I yelled, "WHO CARES...just PRAY... my husband is dying."
It’s funny now looking back but I was crying and then began shaking profusely and could not stop. It was like going into shock.
As soon as they convinced me that Darko was going to make it I decided to go home while I was still able to drive.
I lay down and my phone rang five minutes later. Running to answer it I was certain it was the hospital telling me Darko was gone to be with the Lord. It was a friend assuring me that she had prayed with her prayer partner for us. I actually scolded her for scaring me half to death and said I had to get right back to bed as I was very very weak. The only trouble was that my heart was pounding so loud from the fright of the telephone ringing that I could not sleep from the noise it was making.
One hour later, at 3:30 a.m. the phone rang again. This time I grabbed my glasses so I could see on Call Display who it was and was not intending to answer it until I saw that it said, ‘Venice Regional Hospital’. At this point I almost collapsed thinking that they were calling with terrible news. When I picked up the phone the doctor assured me that Darko was going to be fine and that he got out of bed and went to the hospital even though it was not his night to be on call. I told him that he scared the heebie geebies out of me and that he would have to come over and scrape me off the ceiling.
That’s the humor in all of this now but is was very traumatic at the time. Darko needed Kidney Dialysis to kick-start his kidneys into functioning, which they finally did. Now the biggest problem was that they were sending an Air Ambulance to transport him back to Canada. This would have caused some major difficulties all around and we asked people to bombard heaven and the Lord DID hear. The Air Ambulance did not come on Wednesday as scheduled. It did not come on Thursday. By Friday we were negotiating with the doctors to release him if they got a call that the jet was on it’s way. On Saturday there was still no plane and on Sunday Darko was discharged from the hospital.
It was all in answer to the prayers of many many of our family and friends. God truly intervened in more ways than one. So many people offered to come and help me close up our home in Venice that I was absolutely shocked. Help was offered & available at every turn. I can’t thank everyone enough.
Now, in the midst of all this turmoil I ended up buying a tiny 2.2 pound Chihuahua puppy. I was going to sneak her into the hospital for Darko to see but I was afraid she was going to get germs. :o)
A picture of Bambi & Darko is on my web site in the picture’ section...
(In the hospital Darko weighed 243 pounds with all the extra fluid that he had built up and now in this picture, only 3 weeks later, he weighs 198)
Thanks to all who prayed and who surrounded us in love and thank you God for your goodness & mercy!!!
Friday, December 18, 2009
To all our family & friends:
Darko and I wish you a most JOYOUS & GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS season and pray God´s blessings of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, HEALTH & PROVISION for you in the New Year.
Donna & Darko
Thursday, November 26, 2009
My Thanksgiving Day Message to YOU:
I pray that you have a most glorious Thanksgiving Day, realizing how truly blessed you are because you KNOW Him & SERVE Him & are called according to His purpose.
For those that do NOT know Him.... I pray that ‘the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of Wisdom & Revalation in the knowledge of Him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.’ (Eph. 1:17-19)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I just came back from spending a glorious week in Missouri with my youngest son Steve & his family. I hope to be able to post the pictures soon, but there is something wrong with his modem right now so as soon as he’s up and running again I’ll share my ‘little darlings’ with you.
It was tremendous to be able to be a ‘hands on’ gramma for a while. I wish they lived closer.
Robin’s (my daughter-in-law) parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary that week also.
I have a truck-load of new & cherished memories and am truly blessed with a wonderful family.
Friday, October 23, 2009
We’re back in Venice safe & sound but came home to a MESS. Our roof, which was fixed in the spring sprung a new leak and a part of the ceiling is caving in. Also, we had someone ‘enter & camp out" in our home while we’ve been away. Absolutely NOTHING has been taken but it seems that maybe teenagers came in to ‘make out’. (we found a smashed dish on the mat in front of the kitchen sink. Most of the dish was swept up but there were still some large shards laying there. The dish obviously had food in it so it attracted rodents which chewed through the carpet in that exact spot we found the glass.) ..... soooo... I will now practise what I preach ......and Praise God that it was not worse.
(you can read the posting below about our car wreck in Virginia, on our way down here)
Oh, and I neglected to say that my computer would not fire up when we arrived but after having someone look at it and take the casing off they found an unplugged component inside. So I’m up & running & my world has been turned right side up
I’ve written all this to state that even with the car accident & all these other things that have been stumbling blocks to having a pleasant & uneventful transfer from Canada to here, and even with all the additional expense, (which is totally OVER & ABOVE our budget) I am still thankful & grateful & praising God IN SPITE OF IT ALL.
Stuff happens. As long as we live on planet earth......STUFF WILL HAPPEN .... the only thing that we can control is our RESPONSE to it............ and.........I’m not going to let any of this rob my JOY & PEACE!!!
I would appreciate some extra prayer though :o)
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We are OK, thank GOD, but we had a car accident on Hwy 77 in Virginia on Friday and are stuck here until Monday when they are going to replace our windshield.
Darko drove through a barricade. I was asleep and heard him yell and opened my eyes to see a barricade coming at us at 60 miles per hour (that´s about 80 km for you Canadians) The barricade didn´t stand a chance :o)
Darko just has some small cuts on his legs because he was wearing shorts but he does more damage to himself when shaving. We are very thankful & grateful that we were not hurt or killed.
The following article was the FIRST thing that I read when I opened my e-mail later at the hotel .....
REJOICE IN YOUR TRIALS
James 1:2-4 NIV
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Consider it pure joy. That means everything that happens to you – no matter how difficult the trial… divorce, loss of a spouse or a parent or worse, a child… loss of your job, your home, your belongings… loss of your health… facing a crippling or fatal disease. And the little trials… messing up your checkbook and bouncing a check… having to deal with the IRS (Did I say "little"?!)… fighting traffic on the way to work… having a fender bender or getting a ticket. Every difficulty you can imagine is there for a very good purpose – to add one more divine quality to your nature – patience.
Sing praises to God no matter what is happening in your life. Remember, what comes out of your mouth reflects what is in your heart, so – no matter what is going on in your life - let your words be filled with joy.
So we are PRAISING GOD in spite of this little set-back but I ask that you pray for us more than usual as I have a TV program scheduled for Tuesday in Augusta, Ga and one in Atlanta on Wednesday plus two more weeks of ministry after that.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Here is my itinerary for the month of October.
Oct 3 - 6 Cleveland, Ohio
Oct 5 Speaking at the Formica’s Women’s Meeting, Mentor, Ohio
Oct 7 - 9 Atlanta
Oct 10 - 13 South Carolina
Oct 13 WBPI-TV-49 Augusta, Georgia
Oct 14 WATC-TV-57 - Atlanta Live
Oct 15-20 South Carolina
Oct 18 Eureka First Baptist Church
Trenton, S. C.
10:30 a.m. service
Oct 18 Unity Holines Church
AIken, S. C.
6:00 p.m. service
You can contact me by e-mail to get directions to the churches where I’ll be speaking.
Please be in prayer that the Lord will give me a powerful message to share and that souls will be brought out of darkness to the glorious light of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I would like to extend my condolences to Barbara Pelcher and her family on the passing of her husband Dave this past Saturday. I am comforted because I know he is beholding the face of the Lord.
Barbara is a very precious partner of Psalm 40 Ministries and has always been a tremendous help and blessing in more ways than I can count. I ask that you all lift her up in prayer during this difficult time of adjustment.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
My youngest son Steve and his family were just here for a visit from Missouri. We had an absolutely fabulous time but it was much too short. Nevertheless, I still got a chance to bond with each of the grandkids individually. They are now 7, 5 and 3..... and just the greatest kids on earth!!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
This morning I read an article written by John Newton that has caused me to experience a paradigm shift and to take my eyes off of the ‘gross darkness’ and to refocus on the ‘commission’. I would like to share a portion of it here today for those of you who are overwhelmed by what is happening in North America .... "How crucial then, is it for me--to be found watching, with my lamp burning, diligently engaged in my proper calling! For the Lord has not called me to set governments right--but to preach the gospel, to proclaim the glory of His name, and to endeavor to win souls! ‘Let the dead bury their own dead--but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God!’(Luke 9:60) . Happy is that servant, whom his Master finds so doing, when He returns!"
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Well I do not know what happened to the month of June. It was a blur. The only thing that stands out really is that I had four teeth extracted and that was quite traumatic because throughout my childhood I have had a few too many bad experiences at dentist’s offices.
After all was said and done and the teeth were out, I realized that it was NOTHING like I had anticipated and all that quaking & shaking was for naught.
I realize that many people do this in many areas of their lives. They have fear & anxiety about things that never come to pass and they have caused themselves a lot of suffering & torment for nothing. (Philippians 4:6 says -- Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God....and the PEACE of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts & minds through Christ Jesus)
Another thing that I want to share is that my good friend Lena Augustine has been staying with me here at our cottage at Braeside. We have had incredible food, fun & fellowship and have been spending a lot of time in prayer & spiritual warfare... not only for the things pertaining to our own lives and families but especially for those that are a part of Psalm 40 Ministries. If you have ever posted a Question or a Prayer Request or signed my Guest Book you have been bathed in prayer these past two weeks. If you are one of the people that I counsel then you have had a DOUBLE PORTION of prayer & covering as we have called you by name MANY times per day.
For those that read things on my site anonymously, know that you also are being covered in prayer and we are believing that God will impact your life in a meaningful way.
Lena is going to be preaching at Park Road Pentecostal Church in Brantford on Sunday July 5th during the evening service. If you live in southern Ontario you really need to come and hear her share what she is doing in Dominica in the mission field and how miraculously God is answering her prayers, performing signs & wonders and shattering the kingdom of darkness.
I hope a lot of you can come. For those that can’t, please keep us both in prayer.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
It seems that for the past two months I have been noticing 4:44 and 5:55 whenever I look at the time each and every single day and even in the middle of the night. I don’t notice 10:10 or 11:11 or any other combination but just 4:44 and 5:55.
The Lord has also been bombarding me from every direction with John chapter 15 during this same time and I do not have any idea of what I am supposed to see or what I am missing in that passage.
If anyone has any idea of what He is trying to show me than PLEASE e-mail me at email@example.com and let me know. Thanks
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mike has added a new feature on this site (LINKS) where you can access the web sites that I highly recommend and would want you to visit.
Go check them out.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
We´ve been traveling in ministry for over three weeks and saw people saved, healed and transformed by the power of God. It was exciting to see people respond so positively to the messages that the Lord gave me.
We also got to spend lots of quality time with many precious friends that we only see twice per year.
Also, Darko and I just celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary while on the road. (I just don´t know where the time went. We don´t even feel like we´re 43 years old. Well, actually, I´m speaking only for myself...... Darko sometimes feels like he´s over 100 :)
Right now we´ve stopped to spend the weekend with Mike & Koreen (and Dan too) before going home to Paris and settling in for the summer. I´m glad that this year I can spend Mother´s Day with at least two of my sons.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I just want to add this last minute update to my itinerary....
I will be ministering at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Willoughby Hills, Ohio (which is near Cleveland) on May 6th at 7:00 pm
There will be a dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
Please contact me for further details or directions.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
My trip to Missouri was FABULOUS. It could not have been better.
There is NOTHING cuter or more precious than a 2 ½ year old little girl. ( Her brothers are really neat too)
I am now preparing my itinerary for my trip north & ministering in Atlanta & South Carolina & Ohio. If you live near those areas and are interesting in attending services or if you can come to the tv studios please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-485-5299 for addresses, times & additional info.
Also, Arthelene Rippy of the Homekeepers program in Clearwater is going to be taping an interview with me on April 1st. I will advise at a later date when the program will be aired.
I will be hosting You & Me, America’s Prayer Meeting again on April 9th while Pastor Dortch is in the Philippines. That is Thursday evening at midnight going into Good Friday morning.
On Saturday, April 11th & Sunday April 12th I will be holding a two day seminar & healing crusade at the Church of God of Prophecy in the West Palm Beach area.
Although I will be travelling for weeks I will still be counseling regularly while on the road so please feel free to call and make telephone appointments.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I am in Missouri visiting with my youngest son Steve & his family & having a marvelous time.
I really feel the need to direct you to the section on my web site called ´Interesting Articles´ as there is an URGENT message from David Wilkerson ... or click here.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
We have just returned from a convention held in West Palm Beach by the Church of God of Prophecy. It was incredible. The services were FOUR hours long. The worship was electrifying. The speakers were ordained of God to bring a challenging word to the Body of Christ that was exactly for such a time as this. The messages basically all centered around the ‘valley of dry bones’ and how NOW is the time to ‘hear the Word of the Lord and come ALIVE’ from Ezekiel 37 and to ‘AWAKE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS’ from I Cor. 15. (which was the exact chapter the Lord had given me numerous times the week before and even in the car on the way over to WPB)
On Saturday night the dance team performed a very dramatic presentation that was so powerful and anointed that it almost made you weep. These young teenage girls, dressed in pale blue flowing gowns looked like angels dancing before the throne room of God.
That evening the minister brought almost the exact message that I had given at devotion earlier that morning. Both the evangelist, pastor and overseer commented to him that he must have been reading my notes because it was really word for word.
We stayed in the home of Pastor Webb. Even though he oversees 13 churches in the area and organized the entire convention we were lavished with love and hospitality and much fellowship. We were refreshed, restored, rejuvenated and blessed beyond our understanding.
Now the one thing that I am trying to figure out is HOW did Pastor Webb’s church organize a sit-down dinner for over 400 people on Sunday????
I’ll answer my own question..... IT WAS ALL THE HAND OF GOD !!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
We have just returned from an exhilarating conference held by AEGA in Tampa at the ‘By The Word of Faith’ church.
We got to enjoy our dear friends Dr. Henry & Jan Harbuck who are the President & Vice President of AEGA, whom we don’t get to see very often. They are two of the most precious people we have ever had the privilege to meet. We also met many other ministers from the Florida area who are also credentialed with AEGA.
The food was great also and by Sunday we were all like family. Everyone unanimously agreed that we need to hold a ‘Florida Conference’ annually since about 80 people attended.
Jan instructed us on all the new IRS regulations and formalities since Tax Season is upon us and Dr. Henry gave a couple of great messages.
Their ‘World Conference’ is held every year in June but Darko & I need to be in Canada at that time so we have never been able to attend even though we´d love to be there.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Since it is the beginning of the New Year I have decided to use this section of my site for this particular article rather than the "interesting articles section´ just in case you miss it but I will also post it there also so it gets the exposure I want. It´s a GOOD WORD for the New Year
"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity" Horace Mann
Educational reformer, Horace Mann, was so well known for the above statement that it was chiseled into his headstone upon his death—and the student body of Antioch College (where he served as the President) still recite it at each commencement ceremony.
Mann´s desire was that at the end of his life and his student´s lives that they would feel confident in that they made some impact upon the world in which they lived.
Horace Mann was anything but a devout follower of the Lord Jesus—he certainly touched on something that we would all be well served to consider in this New Year.
It is no secret what we are now up against today as followers of Christ. The condition of this world in every facet is in a steep moral decline—and sad to say—the Body of Christ has been satisfied with serving in a spectators role as it has happened.
Go stand on any inner-city street corner and the chances of finding a battle-tested, heart-broken street preaching crying out for the lost souls of a generation is pretty slim.
What you will find though are the drug dealers and gang-bangers devotedly selling their demonically fueled fix of drugs, and violence on the sin infested turf that has been long abandoned by churches looking for greener pastures and more desirable real estate.
Go visit most any Christian secondary school or College and rather than finding a student body yearning for the deep truths of God´s Word and weeping for revival to sweep their generation; You´ll probably find the same self-indulgent, self-centered, sensuality infested environment offered by the world.
Go sit in some of the most "successful" churches in America and you´ll be hard pressed to find people craving the uncompromising, hard-hitting, Word of God as they soak the altars with their tears.
What you´ll find are coffee bars, flat screen televisions, wi-fi connections, and messages devoid of a call to repent that are neatly packaged and sold later for $29.95 in the lobby book store.
Go listen to most conversations between professing believers, and rather than hearing the wailing of the intercessors or the encouragement of a word brought in season—–you´ll hear an endless flow of critiques and criticisms as they shred other people´s character and vomit out their self-willed and self-righteous opinions….all the while trying to dress it up as genuine concern!
You may not personally be…
Standing on that street corner as it is being ravaged by the adversary.
Visiting that campus as Satan infiltrates and defiles our young people.
Sitting in that church as people draw near with their mouths while their hearts are far from Him. Or
Listening to that conversation that is sowing seeds of discord among the brethren.
But you had better know this JESUS IS standing on every corner and visiting every Christian school and college, sitting in every Church, and listening in on every conversation.
There is a fleshly rancidness where there should be a spiritual righteousness. There is the self-consuming lust, pride, and jealous where there should be the fear of the Lord and the endless crying out for the mercy of God to move in our midst!
" Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
The word "victory" is found (12) times in the Word of God. Six times the word is found in the Old Testament and six times it is found in the New Testament.
That is one victory for each of the twelve Tribes of the Old Covenant and one victory for each of the twelve Apostles of the New Covenant!
In each of the New Testament instances it is referring to the
VICTORY that the genuine follower of the Lord Jesus will experience in the day we see Him face to face.
Matthew 12:20 speaks of the day in which victory will carry the justice that the Lord will bring upon the nations at the end of this age.
1 Corinthians 15:54 speaks of the victory which will be experienced what the Bride of Christ is snatched from this word and into the presence of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:55 speaks of the victory that causes us to prevail over death itself!
1 Corinthians 15:57 speaks of the victory that unites our testimony to that of Jesus so that they become intertwined and inseparable!
1 John 5:4 speaks of the victory that promises that we´ll eat from the tree of life and of the hidden manna; that we´ll receive a pure white stone with our new name written on it, and that will be clothed in white raiment as we are given power over the nations!
Revelation 15:2 speaks of the victory experienced by those who were ashamed to die until their life impacted humanity!
Is that the type of VICTORY-PRODUCING life that you lived in the year of 2008? Is that the type of life that you are determined to live in 2009?
If not—then you need to cease from all of the self-righteous gum-flapping and the dry-eyed, self-indulgent testimonies and fall on your face before a Holy and Righteous God and cry out for a life of true victory that is only realized through devout consecration.
This world is looking for someone who will fall on their face each and every day and beg God for just one more day to solidify their testimony so that they will never be ashamed!
This world is looking for something or someone who will be "ashamed to die" until they have impacted their schools, churches, families, neighborhoods, jobs, cities and nations! It has tired of our religious lip service that only amounts to vain communication
This world has seen more than enough of itself wrapped up to resemble the Church of Jesus Christ
Will this New Year be another year of shameful excuses as to why we refused to obey the will of God for our lives or will it be our Year of Victory?
Will this New Year be the year that His Body finally looks, acts, and talks like the one who has gotten us the victory through the Cross of Calvary?
Psalm 25:2 "O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me."
Lets live each day of this New year as though it is the day in which we will stand and give and account to God face to face—–unashamed
Pastor Troy D. Bohn
Raven Ministries International
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am hoping that one of your New Year’s Resolutions is that you will grow in the ´Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation in the Knowledge of Him´ and that you are ´pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.´ IF NOT... you can begin today!
I have just spoken to Lena Augustine in Dominica and she updated me on what she is doing at her church/mission there. I was not aware that she also feeds and takes care of many elderly and delivers meals also to AIDS patients. What makes this difficult is that she has NO transportation whatsoever to deliver these meals and must walk for miles and miles. She is praying for a second-hand Jeep.
Another major problem for her is the electric bills. The cost of electricity is exorbitant in Dominica. She is in need of a solar panel OR a solar powered generator to offset this unmanageable expense.
I told her that I would post a notice here in case there was anyone who would be willing to help her with these two needs. Not very many people are aware of her work there for the past 25 years so she receives very little support. I told her that I would do everything I can to make her ministry known.
As I mentioned the other day, Psalm 40 Ministries supports her with over 35% of the proceeds that come into this ministry. Won’t you just please take a moment and ask the Lord about what you can do to be a blessing?
´Then the King shall say unto them on His right hand, "Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was hungry and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink. I was a stranger and ye took me in: Naked and ye clothed me. I was sick and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, ´Lord, when saw we thee hungry and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?´
And the King shall answer and say unto them, "Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Sunday, January 4, 2009
My Prophecy to YOU for the Coming New Year
Since January 1st I have been receiving e-mail after e-mail regarding prophetic messages and articles for the coming year.
The one today especially disturbed me because it promised that all would be well with me and that I was destined to succeed and achieve every goal in my life. Then it went on to say that victory and prosperity will be coming my way in abundance. Also, that God was going to end all my suffering, sorrow and pain.
Now... I’m certain your eyes have diverted right back up to the top portion of this page to see if you might have miss-read what I had said about being disturbed and upset. Wouldn’t I WANT all these good things coming from the throne room of God into my life?
My answer... absolutely and of course I would.... what disturbs me is that there is no mention of my part and parcel and responsibility in this equation. Nowhere do these prophecies mention that ever-so-large-two-letter-word ‘IF’. Throughout scripture God’s word says that ‘IF’ I obey His voice and ‘IF’ I walk in holiness and ‘IF" I walk humbly with my God that THEN He would bless me in the city and bless me in the field and He would make me the head and not the tail and place me above and not beneath.
Yes, God delights in the prosperity of His saints... but His saints have received marching orders directing them how to ‘live and move and have their being in Him’ so that they can achieve victory over their flesh and be overcomers.
A parent would be very foolish to allow their child to live on a diet of cotton candy or to stay up until three o’clock in the morning and then reward that child by allowing them to stay home from school the next day. They would be insane to allow their child to play in the middle of an busy intersection or to throw their toys out of a three storey window, yet they presume that God the Father would allow His children to run amuck without any boundaries or discipline and then bless them unconditionally in the process.
So, for this coming New Year I recommend that we begin by reading God’s directive in
Joshua 1:8 ... ‘This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night that thou MAYEST OBSERVE to DO according to ALL THAT IS WRITTEN THEREIN; for THEN thou shalt make thy way PROSPEROUS, and THEN thou shalt HAVE GOOD SUCCESS.’
That is the formula. Another is in Deuteronomy 28. But the best thing that I can prophecy over your life for the coming year is that ‘IF’ you ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; all these things shall be added unto you’ (Matt. 6:33)
Happy New Year !!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I know that I do not keep up with this section as I should soooo I am going to make a New Year Resolution to do MUCH better in 2009.
For now I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and PEACE & JOY & LOVE & HEALTH for you in the New Year.
I also want to thank all those that have prayed for and supported this ministry. Your prayers and your giving have accomplished much. As you know I support Rev. Lena Augustine who is a pastor and missionary in Dominica and has a feeding program for 55 children. 36% of our income in 2007 went to help her and those children and our support for 2008 has been just as high because her goal is to feed 80 and you have made it possible.
Now here is God’s promise to YOU who have been a part of this miracle.....
If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks....You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings (Deut. 15:7-8, 10).
When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the alien, for the orphan, and for the widow, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands (Deut. 24:19). How blessed is he who considers the helpless; the Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and will not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; in his illness, You restore him to health (Ps. 41:1-3).
Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine (Prov. 3:9-10).
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed (Prov. 19:17).
He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor (Prov. 22:9). He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses (Prov. 28:27)
God’s promises are SURE & they are TRUE. I know that for a fact. Wherever I go and whenever I minister people are astonished at how the Lord provides supernaturally for each and every thing in my life down to the minutest detail.... so... if you are one of those who has been blessing the widow, the orphan and the poor through this ministry, know that God WILL PROVIDE for YOU in the same way He has for me. In spite of the recession.... you have NOTHING to FEAR in the coming New Year.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Well there is not much ´new´ for the moment except that I am one year older than I was on September 6th. The minutes run into hours and the hours into days and the days into weeks and the weeks into months and it seems I am always playing beat-the-clock. (in a good way though)
One thing that I am doing this fall is trying to write my next book, called either ´Climbing Higher ´ or ´I Can Hear the Sound of the Abundance of Rain´
I would appreciate your imput on the above titles.
I believe this book is going to be a tremendous help to a lot of people.....and GOOD READING too!
I thank Barbara Pelcher for prompting me to come to this section and updating it. Thanks Barb !!!!!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Well, the story is not over regarding the last few posts I made below ....
I went back to the pharmacy yesterday to purchase the book that I was prompted to buy the last time I was there (and then came home to find an e-mail from a minister whom I greatly admire recommending the book)
I was sitting here just now reading it and in the very first chapter it mentions Acts Chapter 17 (the very chapter that the Lord has been chasing me with for over a month) I could not figure out why I am not working on preparing my message for the conference that is coming up on the 20th but obviously there is something in Acts 17 that I need to be preaching about.
This is beyond exciting!!!!
My prayer now is that I glean EVERYTHING He wants me to from this chapter.
Monday, September 1, 2008
A neighbour of mine made a comment the other day ...´the Church is STRONG, Donna´. I made no comment. That statement would not leave me for days and days.
The ´church´ is celebrating halloween. The ´church´ is watching Harry Potter. The ´church´ is reading The Shack. The ´church´ is practising Yoga. The ´church´ is using The Message Bible.
STRONG? No, I think the word is DECEIVED.
Monday, September 1, 2008
For over a month the Lord has been chasing me with Acts chapter 17. Every time I turned around or opened my e-mail or went to someone’s web site or even in the mail that came to my home... there was always a reference to Acts 17. Finally I realized that if was verse 11 that He was trying to emphasis..... (Paul was sent to Berea) :11 ‘.....they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.’
So I want to EMPHASIZE for everyone to ‘not accept anything’ without checking it out in the word of God and filtering it THROUGH the Word of God because scriptures warns that there will be GREAT DECEPTION in these last days..... ‘that if it were possible even the elect would be deceived.’
Just because it happens in your church or just because you hear it from a television preacher does not mean that it is biblical or acceptable to God. A lot of things that are happening in churches today are an abomination to God.
READ your bibles. STUDY your bibles. KNOW your bibles and you will KNOW GOD. You will know His character. You will know His nature. You will know His will for your life. You will not slip into the end time deception.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I have not kept up this section of my website mostly because sooooo much is going on that I would have to type all day..... but I have been updating "Donna´s Articles" and also the "Interesting Articles" so you have lots to read there.
Now I DO want to share briefly these three things that have happened in the past three days just to give you a glimpse of what has been happening lately......
I will try to condense this and still make sense and my purpose is to show you and demonstrate how INTRICATELY the Lord is involved in our lives and encourage you to ‘WALK in the SPIRIT’ and ‘LIVE LED of the Spirit of God"
On Saturday I kept getting an urging to make dinner before 2:00 in the afternoon. After arguing with myself for a while I sensed the Lord say, "The water is going to be turned off". I got up and got everything cooking and about 20 minutes later I turned on the kitchen tap....and of course NO WATER!
Then on Sunday I wanted to go to a particular church and possibly consider changing our membership. There was one other church in town but the service started at 10:00 a.m. so that was much too early for me so I decided against that one. I went to mapquest and printed out the map with the directions to CHURCH # 1 but when I got up on Sunday I could not find the directions anywhere, but there was a map with the 10:00 a.m. church so I thought, "Well, I might as well try it THIS week, before deciding on the other."
To make a very long story short........ A zillion things happened to show me and confirm that this was where we were to attend from now on. Had I not lost the other map (I never lose things...ever) we would never ever have tried this particular church.
Then this morning I spent over 2 hours fixing a problem for someone that they just could not comprehend until I felt like I was dealing with a 3 year old child until it made my head spin and I began whining and complaining to Darko that ......"WHY do I try so hard? WHY do I work so hard FOR people? NOBODY EVER helps me with MY stuff?" (does this sound very whinny????? ...are you surprised I get like this some time???......and here is the e-mail that the Lord sends me directly from heaven not more that 20 minutes later .... from Rose Ministries...
Excellence in what we do is often something that we all want, but we fall short because we did not give it our best effort or really try very hard. Every person, because of our human imperfections, sometimes chooses to be lazy or have excuses. But the example given by Jesus, and the one mentioned in Colossians 3, gives us a true guide to follow that is completely opposite. Christians are to be the best. At whatever we do, we are to do everything as if we are doing it for God alone. As you put your whole heart into any and everything you do … God recognizes that and blesses you for it. He promises that you will receive a real reward because the one you are actually serving is the LORD Christ, the Messiah. So, remember you are serving the LORD — sowing to the LORD — not man. And the LORD will bless you in abundance for every task you do in excellence and for every seed you sow in joy. God is a miracle blessing God who blesses excellence!
God could not have been more clear or direct. I soon got my act together again and my head on straight again.
Then I stopped off at the pharmacy today and while waiting for my prescription I was drawn to a book that I could not put down for 15 minutes and would love to have read it but left without buying it. When I got home there was a newsletter from David Servant from Heaven Family Ministries (I greatly respect this minister & his ministry and he has been speaking into my life for years). In the newsletter he highly recommended the very book that I was drawn to earlier today.
These things are NOT coincidences folks. God is VERY involved in every aspect of our lives and this needs to be an normal and natural way for Christians to live ...but I know that MOST don’t and it is NOT God’s fault it is theirs.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I just want to let everyone know that Darko´s mom is doing fine and she´s breathing on her own. She should be out of hospital in the near future.
Thanks for all the prayers!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
My dad Nikola (Nick) went to be with the Lord on May 6th after a very lengthy illness.
He will be greatly missed by his family.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I had every intention of itemizing my itinerary for April & May here on my web site at least three times and each time felt that the Lord told me to stop. Finally the Lord showed me WHY I should NOT be placing it here ..........so...... if you would like to know where I will be speaking for the next 30 days and the television program that I will be appearing on --- please contact me directly at 941-485-5299. I will be ministering in Atlanta, Georgia, three different churches in South Carolina and also two in Cleveland, Ohio. I will also be interviewed on three different television stations.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Many of you have been asking when I was going to be on the You & Me program again so I will be informing everyone by e-mail each time and also on this ´What´s New´ section.
I am hosting again this coming Friday, March 14th and then also the following Friday, March 21st.
The program is on from midnight to 3:00 a.m. on Channel 22
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I have just returned from flying up to Mississauga to see my dad.
He is still in the hospital. He is not doing well and the doctors say that they cannot do anything for him but keep him comfortable at this stage.
Please keep him and our family in your prayers at this difficult time.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
My dad, Nick, had his leg amputated this morning and the surgery went well but he has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Pneumonia and infection are a major concern right now. Please keep him in your prayers.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The situation with my dad is no better. The doctors cannot decide whether to amputate his leg or not. They fear that he might not survive such a major surgery because of many other complications with his health. Please keep him in prayer. He is still in hospital. Even though he is 88 he REALLY WANTS TO LIVE. He has much to live for.
I am back in Florida now and will be here until April.
We are trying to sell our mobile home, so if you know anyone that might be interested please send them to this site to see the listing .....
I am up in Canada right at the moment (Darko´s in Florida) because my dad developed a life-threatening infection in his leg.
He is much better as far as being lucid but they are going to have to amputate his leg.
Please keep him and his wife in your prayers. His name is Nick.
Monday, December 24, 2007
From our family to yours....
We wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a glorious New Year.
May the Lord bring JOY to your homes, LOVE to your hearts and ALL OTHER GOOD things to your life.
Donna & Darko
Thursday, December 20, 2007
My dad, who is 88 years old was taken to the hospital yesterday. He did not know who he was or where he was. It all stemmed from an infection which he has had in his leg for over a month which the doctors did not diagnose properly.
It is very serious because he is a diabetic.
Please pray for him. Thank you.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
WELL!!! .. I am sooo glad you didn’t all come to hear me preach in Missouri (smile)
First of all my flight was bumped three times because each new delay then threatened to make me miss my connecting flight. By the third switcheroo I knew that there was going to be a Divine Appointment somewhere, somehow, because I was still on the ground at 6:00 p.m. and should have been in Missouri way BEFORE then. I’m going to tell you all about what happened in my December article.
My plane finally arrived at midnight and my son Steve, even though he gets up at 5:30 a.m., and home was still two ours away, was patiently waiting with a huge grin on his face.
This was the first time I had seen their new home. an adorable side split. My daughter-by-love Robin knows that one of my greatest giftings and most enjoyable hobbies is ‘Home Decorating’ so she waited for me to come and rearrange & decorate this adorable little side split. The entire week we moved furniture, hammered nails and hang pictures until after 1:00 in the morning. I LOVED every minute of it.
There was such an ice storm in Oklahoma and Missouri that they declared a State of Emergency and shut down all the churches and schools so I did not get a chance to preach up in Boonville. The really great thing was that my son is a Music Teacher in the local school so he had two extra days off which gave us extra time to spend together doing fun stuff.
Now, the BEST part of this entire trip was obviously my three grandchildren. I can not possibly say enough wonderful things about them. Caleb and Nicholas made their grandma feel so special as they fought over who would hold my hand, sit on my lap or sit next to me at meal time. They love to kiss and hug and have no problem expressing how much they love someone.
This was only my third time ever to see my granddaughter Zoe, who is just 17 months old. I was worried that she would play ‘shy’ but within three minutes she was running after me calling, "Nana, Nana" and pulling on my pant leg to follow her somewhere . She is simply adorable. She’s a blue-eyed blonde with a turned up nose and Botox lips AND she loves to kiss & hug.
Sixteen degrees Fahrenheit is not a problem when you are being showered with hugs & kisses. The Lord willing I’ll be able to go back and visit every year.
(pictures will be posted on my web site as soon as I can figure out how to get them on there)
Sunday, November 25, 2007
As always, I really try to keep up this particular section of my web site but fail miserably. It is not that I don’t have anything to say, it is that I have TOO much to say because sooo much is happening all the time that I do not have time to write it all down.
I guess that’s a good thing ... (the ‘lots happening’ part) ???
Our son Dan flew down from Canada to spend the Thanksgiving week with us and we really enjoyed having him. There is nothing better than having your kids with you on holidays.
We’re very sad to see him go.
But, on December 5th I will be flying to Missouri to see our other son, Steve & his family. While there I’ll be ministering at the River of Life Assembly of God Church in Boonville on Sunday, December 9th. Wish you could all come !!!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I´d like to thank everyone for their expressions of love and well wishes for my (ouch -- I hate to say it) 60th birthday.
Am I now officially a senior citizen?
I really don´t feel a day over 59.
Thanks again, Donna
Saturday, October 27, 2007
We´ve arrived in Venice safe & sound and found the place just as we left it -- thank you Jesus !!! - actually BETTER than we left it because all the flowers are in bloom.
Now I´d like to mention a very interesting phenomenon -- Mike has shown me how to retrieve statistics from my website and those statistics show that about 150 - 450 people per day visit my website but they are choosing to be ´silent & invisible´-- so I am really perplexed as to WHY all these people do not sign my ´Guest Book´ and let me know that they have visited.
Please just drop me a word or two and tell me what state/province you are from! ( I PROMISE NOT to send you SPAM)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I have already ministered in Kentucky at the Voice of Jerusalem television ministry and then was also interviewed on Atlanta-Live TV -57 last week.
I mostly spoke about adding telephone counseling as a new aspect of my ministry.
From there we went to Johnston, S.C. where I spoke at Pastor John Arthur´s church last Sunday morning on one of the Beatitudes -- ´Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness´ Pastor´s John´s church has become like my second home.
We are back in Atlanta right now and will be leaving for Aiken, S. C. on Saturday to preach in Pastor Leo Wood´s church on Edgefield Hwy this Sunday evening. Pastor Wood´s and his congregation have opened their arms wide to us many times over the years also.
We will be in the S.C. area until Wednesday when I will apprear as a guest on TV-36 from Augusta, Ga. Dorthy Spalding, the host & owner of the station has become a dear friend over the past 10 years and I make a point to appear on her program at least twice each year.
Then we head for Venice on Thursday morning and should be able to make the trip in one day. We´re greatly looking forward to seeing friends we haven´t seen in six months.
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I will be traveling in ministry the entire month of October but do not have my entire itinerary completed as yet but I will be speaking in the following cities:
Streetsboro, Ohio (3 days)
Atlanta, Ga 3 days
Please contact me at email@example.com for further dates and times.
Monday, August 27, 2007
I want to thank all my friends and neighbours (Canadian spelling) and all those who came out to Park Road Church yesterday to hear me preach. Everyone’s love and acceptance and encouragement was beyond anything that I have ever experienced.
I also wanted to say that I really believe that the Lord did some deep, penetrating work in hearts and lives yesterday and that He is going to continue to bring each and everyone that was there into a closer walk and a greater level consecration so that you can become all that He wants you to be so that Christ’s light can shine ever so brightly through you, dispelling the ‘gross darkness’ that is blanketing the world around you.
I encourage you to get sooo close and sooo near to the Lord that you will shine EVEN IN YOUR SLEEP !!!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
There are so many people who are absolutely terrified of having a colonoscopy that I really need to share my experience and put everyone’s fear to rest because colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the Western world. The removal of colon polyps at the time of colonoscopy reduces the subsequent risk of colon cancer.
I was tied in a knot for more than a month dreading this vilified procedure because of all the horror stories I heard about pain and drinking gallons of a chalk substance...... THIS HAS ALL CHANGED.
I had a colonoscopy this past Monday. The day before the procedure I had to dissolve some citric tasting powder in 5 ounces of water and then three hours later I had to repeat the dose. This was the colon cleaner.
The next day I arrived at the hospital and was told to lie on my side in the O.R. after the anethesist put an IV into my arm. Two minutes later I was fast asleep. The next thing I knew I was told to get up and go home. I DID NOT feel a thing. That’s all there is to it!
Also, there is absolutely no humiliation involved as you are covered with a warm blanket and all eyes are up on the screen watching the scope travel through your intestines.
The doctor found one polyp which he removed and said that it WOULD HAVE BECOME CANCER in about 10 years. At that point it would be too late.
This is a lifesaving procedure and I recommend it for EVERYONE after the age of 50.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The tail of Hurricane Dean hit Dominica with a vengeance last Friday and caused a lot of damage but my friend Lena Augustine et al are fine.
Her mission is one of the designated shelters on the island.
She wants to thank everyone for their prayers and is praising God for His divine protection.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I made a HUGE mistake. In my section of ‘Interesting Articles’ (under Excellent Material by Various Authors) I mentioned an excellent site and then added an ‘s’ to http://hellwrecker.com sending you all to an entirely different web site..... soooo sorry about that!
Now, regarding the ‘What’s New’ section... I have not been keeping this up as I should. I have been racing through the summer (and it has been most challenging) and there was just too much to report. I will try to keep this section current.
I have been posting some amazing material in the ‘Interesting Articles’ section regularly and I hope you are being stretched & challenged by the articles that are posted there.
Monday, July 9, 2007
This promises to be a glorious week (the Lord willing)....my good friend Lena Augustine is visiting with me for a few days from Dominica and then on Wednesday my son Steve is coming with his family. I haven´t seen them since October and I´ve only seen my granddaughter Zoe twice in her entire life. (she was ONE year old last week)
Then...it just keeps getting better .. we are celebrating Dan & Mike´s birthday this weekend and we´ll all be together.
I couldn´t ask for a better week....I hope YOUR summer is just as wonderful!!!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
I´m just thrilled to report the encouraging results of Darko´s tests that he just got back from his cardiologist ...... his heart function is up from 35% (back in 2004) to 51% as of right now. God has him on the mend!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
I would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July !!
I also think this Old Hymn will bless you......
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord, He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword His truth is marching on.
I have seen Him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps; they have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps His day is marching on.
He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat; O be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant my feet Our God is marching on.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me; as He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on.
Chorus: Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.
ps -- my computer was down during the Canada Day holiday, but here´s a belated Happy 140th Birthday Canada !!!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
We have had viruses infect both of our computers and have been having quite a bit of aggravation for about a week. I think I have most of it resolved but there are still some problems because I’m now back to Windows 98 and cannot access a few other things, but basically I’m up and running again so you’ll be hearing from me regularly again !
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Since I have nothing to share with you right at the moment and because I did not know where to put this very thought provoking article that someone sent me this morning, I´m going to post it here......
" Oak or Squash?"
When James A. Garfield was president of Hiram College, a man brought his son to be admitted as a student. When he was shown all that was involved in getting a college degree, the father said, "The boy can never take all that in. He wants to get through college quickly. Can you arrange that?"
Mr. Garfield said, "Oh, yes. He can take a short course; it all depends on what you want to make of him. When God wants to make an oak, he takes a hundred years, but He takes only two months to make a squash."
What he was saying is this: "If you want to reach your full potential, you must be willing to pay the price of full preparation. It doesn´t take much time or effort if you are willing to settle for less than you can be. There are no credible shortcuts available if you want a quality education, or, for that matter, if you want to achieve any other worthwhile goal.
For example, many people want instant spirituality; like instant coffee or instant potatoes.
Genuine spirituality is not gained that way. There are no shortcuts to spiritual growth. No gimmicks! It takes time to grow. Growth is a sequence, an orderly arrangement based on a rational decision to pay whatever price necessary.
Paul describes what happens when Christians are unwilling to grow: "Though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of the practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil." (Hebrews 5:12-14 NASV)
Is spiritual immaturity your problem? If so, perhaps you have been unwilling to spend consistent time in worship through Bible study and prayer.
It takes time to grow - that is, if you want to be an oak!
Monday, June 18, 2007
I am normally a ´hell, fire & brimstone´ preacher but in the past three years I have tried to ´lighten up´. The harder I try, the more fierce my messages have been. The Lord has given me some really hard & strong corrective messages which I have agonized over because I felt it might cause people to not even want to hear or read what I have to say.
Since the majority of preaching out there is upbeat, non-confrontational and very seeker friendly, the believers have become accustomed and conditioned to a ´I´m OK... you´re OK....everything is just hunky-dory gospel.
I wondered how many would actually want to keep coming back for more of my ´get right with God!´ messages.
Well, last week someone sent me a book written by John Bevere called Driven by Eternity. It did not come a day too soon as I had just written three ´tough´ messages and was asking God if I could ´back off´ a little bit from now on.
While reading Bevere´s book, (which has happened once before with one of his books and one of my sermons) you would think that I had read it three years ago and was preaching from it since. The first time it happened I panicked but the Lord showed me that it was merely a confirmation that my messages were directly from Him.
One scripture in particular is on page 101 where he says in escence that when people read scripture they will ´read what they believe´ rather than ´believe what they read. They read what they believe when they choose to see truth through tainted lenses. This tainting occurs from incorrect knowledge gained from others or taught by our denomination or from our preconceived notions of who God is or of His ways. This is very dangerous because it can lead us into deception.´
He also stressed that walking in total obedience to God was the ONLY assurance that we have truly received salvation and that we are to ´contend for the faith´ of that truth which has been watered down for a long time now by ´seeker friendly preachers´. But the scripture that he really brought out for me is the one from Titus 3:8 which says, ´This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm CONSTANTLY, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works.´
There are countless scriptures that warn about the deception of the ´last days´ and the apostle Paul urges the ministers of God to CONSTANTLY affirm these things. Not just now and then, but all the time. (especially since sermons on repentance, sanctification and consecration are so rarely heard from the pulpits today)
So, I guess it looks like I´m not going to be preaching any ´let-me-bless-you, entertain-you-and-make-you-laugh´ sermons in the near future.
But I now have a renewed confidence that it is precisely what God wants. As I said in the title of my article this month, ´Not All Sheep Are Stupid´
Sunday, June 10, 2007
You absolutely have to read the article below by James Robison before I tell you about the amazing event that happened just a minute or two after I read it. (I´ve typed it at the end) I have underlined the part of the article that you really need to focus on. It has caused me to think long and hard about what Robison wrote.......Donna
Comfort: We Love It So Much We May Lose It by James Robison
I am grateful for all of the comforts we enjoy throughout so many advanced nations. In no way should we ever feel guilty because of the privileges and prosperity our freedom allows. God is certainly not opposed to comfort. The Holy Spirit is referred to as the Comforter and the Bible encourages us to comfort one another with the comfort we have received.
Our problem begins with the contentment and complacency that this privilege often produces. We find ourselves unknowingly worshipping our comfort. When this happens, we often refuse to stand for the very principles that afford us comfort. We can be possessed by our possessions. This improper focus on "things" causes us to lose the strength of character and the resolve necessary to oppose that which would destroy our freedom -- not just outside threats of terrorists, but also the evil that potentially lurks in all of us. We become self-absorbed, self-centered and self-gratifying. We sacrifice all that is worthwhile for that which is worthless.
We are no longer a principled people. Some have become purely partisan, thinking that hope lies in a political party or candidate. Don´t misunderstand what I am saying; we should always support, from the local level to the national level, candidates who are guided by unshakable principles. I often refer to them as "absolutes." They are time-tested and historically-proven foundational elements upon which free nations must be established.
Cotton Mather, the colonial pioneer whom George Washington described as "the father of the founding fathers," said, "Religion hath brought forth prosperity, and the daughter may well destroy the mother -- there is a danger, lest the enchantments of this world make us forget our errand into the wilderness."
The founders were willing to take the risk of freedom, but they were also always wary, ever vigilant and persistently attentive to first principles -- supreme authority, a reliable source for truth, and time-tested values to guide the affairs of free men -- lest Mather´s prophecy come true. I am concerned that this may be happening at this time. If we do not return as a nation to the principles upon which the nation was established, then we are in fact building on sand and our house will collapse. Presently, we may be on the way to an unnecessary fall because comfort and ease have replaced conviction and strength of character.
We are either going to find ourselves totally broken by our lack of resolve to resist in the right areas and stand firm for certain principles, not with a mean spirit, but with a steadfastness that no force of evil can cause us to bow before it any more than Daniel in the Old Testament would bow when facing the lions or when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused to bow to the idols of King Nebuchadnezzar and were cast into the fire. They found the "fourth man" adequate to the point that even in the furnace they didn´t smell of smoke as they walked around in His presence. It is this power to deliver us from evil and the enemy´s intent that we must have in this hour of challenge.
Although it is important to elect the right people, our hope for the future does not rest upon the shoulders of any man. Our hope rests in God and a return to His unshakable principles. I am concerned that the day will come when the lights will go out -- literally. You will get up in the morning and flip the switch, but there will be no light. You will go to the television, but there will be no picture; to the radio, but no sound; to the telephone, but no dial tone; to the cell phone, but no signal. The enemy intends to put us in darkness by destroying our lives or destroying our way of life. They are determined to destroy our comfort, our future freedom and our very lives.
If we are not willing to sacrifice our comfort to stand against an enemy that has pledged our destruction, as well as the destruction of nations like Israel, we are going to find ourselves groping in the darkness because our light did not shine. I am not simply referring to the imperative that Christians are to shine like light as witnesses to a dark world, but I am talking about the light and glory that radiates from individuals committed to unshakable principles.
I once preached as Ronald Reagan sat behind me and I turned to him in the presence of 17,000 attendees and said, "Sir, if you will stand by the principles that have made this nation great, we will be your greatest friends. If you do not, we can become your greatest nightmare." I was not only referring to people of faith, but also to people who understood the importance of principles that have in fact made this nation great. Any move away from these principles must be firmly and faithfully resisted.
Many people talk about the need for a third, "independent" political party. What we really need is for all parties to become "dependent" parties -- dependent upon principles. All parties should be principled parties discussing ideas that can benefit everyone.
Sadly, too many have become unreasonable and unreasoning. We are not led by a spirit of life, which is a spirit of redemption, but we are controlled by the same spirit that controls the terrorists -- a spirit of destruction. Some talk show hosts, candidates and others with access to media outlets are intent not on changing those who may disagree with sound thinking, but destroying the opposition. This is a terrorist mentality: don´t debate, don´t discuss, just set out to destroy.
Some might say, "We need a new party called ‘The Principled Party´." No! We just need all parties, all candidates and all people to return to the proven principles that made us a great nation. If this is to occur prior to the further humiliation, it must come about not because we are crying out from the ashes and pain of torment, but because we cry out to God in humble prayer and commit ourselves to principles, even if it demands sacrifice. If we want to keep the comforts we enjoy, we must be willing to sacrifice while standing firm for what we believe.
We need to pray for wisdom from above. President Ronald Reagan said, "We are either going to be a nation under God, or a nation gone under." He reiterated that truth when he said, "Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women…. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors."
That was true when Reagan said it and it´s true today. Truth that has made us free and only truth can keep us free.
Not more than two minutes after reading this article the power went out and naturally my computer switched off. Usually the power failure only lasts long enough for us to have to reset all our clocks. I waited for over two hours for the lights to go back on and then gave up and went to bed in pitch darkness.
When I called the electric company in the morning they said that we should be up and running by 4:00 in the afternoon. At 4:30 p.m. I was dialing back complaining that we didn´t even have water with which to flush the commode. The power finally came back at 6:45 p.m. just as I was telling one of my sons about this great article that I was reading in which James Robison was quoting Ronald Reagan and had some great things to say... and that´s when it hit me....the part about the lights going out!!!!!
Please, don´t even TRY to tell me this was just a co-incidence.
I´m going to really think about this.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I just remembered something that happened a while back which I know will bless you.....
I had written an article where I quoted from a song which I probably had not heard for years and years. MANY years. It was, ´Are You Washed In The Blood´.
As you are all well aware, I am convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord completely orchestrates the articles that I write. (I cannot properly write a ´Thank You´ note by myself) Now here´s the exciting part......the very next church that I preached at in South Carolina used that very song as it´s opening hymnal.
Just another small, but EXTREMELY MONUMENTAL, touch from heaven.
I just love it when God does that !
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I apologize for not keeping up with this section, but I have been traveling in ministry and then it has taken me an entire week to put my life back in order (it´s like moving twice a year) .....sooo to make up.... I have found a very inspirational little gem to pass on to you .... it’ll bless your heart and encourage you too .....
When the house lights dimmed and the concert
Was about to begin, the mother returned to
Her seat and discovered that the child was missing
Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights
Focused on the impressive Steinway on stage.
In horror, the mother saw her little
Boy sitting at the keyboard, innocently picking out
"Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star."
At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to
the piano, and
Whispered in the boy´s ear,
"Don´t quit.""Keep playing."
Then, leaning over, Paderewski reached
Down with his left hand and began filling
In a bass part. Soon his right arm reached
Around to the other side of the child,
And he added a running obligatio.
Together, the old master and the young novice
Transformed what could have been a frightening
situation into a wonderfully creative experience.
The audience was so mesmerized that they couldn´t recall
what else the great master played.
Only the classic,
" Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
Perhaps that´s the way it is with God.
What we can accomplish on
Our own is hardly noteworthy.
We try our best, but the results aren´t always
Graceful flowing music. However, with the
Hand of the Master, our life´s
Work can truly be beautiful.
The next time you set out to accomplish great feats,
Listen carefully. You may hear the voice of the
Master, whispering in your ear,
"Don´t quit." "Keep playing."
May you feel His arms around you and
Know that His hands are there, helping you
Turn your feeble attempts into true masterpieces.
Remember, God doesn´t seem to call the
equipped, rather, He equips the ´called.´
Life is more accurately measured by the
lives you touch than by the things you acquire.
So touch someone by passing this little message along.
May God bless you and be with you always!
And remember ........
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
We´ve arrived in Canada safe & sound but I cannot access my AOL e-mail. I can get on the Internet and on to AOL but I cannot access the mail.
It could be because I have AOL on DSL in Florida and I am on DIAL-UP here.....but I´m too tired tonight to figure it out..... so for those of you who are worried because you have not heard from me.... I´m fine... it´s technology that is causing the glitch.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Happy Mother´s Day to all--- especially to those that cannot be with their loved ones today. I am still traveling in ministry and speaking in Ohio. All my children are elsewhere so I can empathize with those that cannot be with their family........but LOVE does not recognize distance !!!
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
DISCLAIMER ---- I was searching for my name on Yahoo.com and came across a site called MANTA.com which lists a profile on me and my ministry. It claims that I have sales of $150,000 per year and that I have 5 employees. THIS INFORMATION IT TOTALLY ERRONEOUS.
I have no employees and I have never made more that even $15,000 per year since 1996.
I will be trying to correct this information through the proper channels.
Friday, April 27, 2007
I will be traveling until May 16th and ministering in the following churches and cities:
If you plan to come to any of the services please contact 941-485-5299 for details.
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel !
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I will be hosting the live call-in television program called You & Me (America’s Prayer Meeting) again on this coming Monday, April 16th, from midnight until 3:00 a.m and also on Friday April 20th.
You can watch it on channel 22 in Florida or watch it on-line at: www.ctnonline.com
I hope you tune in!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
My good friend Rev. Lena Augustine is here from Dominica for a two week visit. Lena has been my mentor and role model for more than 30 years.
Lena and her husband Sam began missionary work in Dominica back in 1968. They built a church there in the 1980’s which Sam pastored until he went to be with the Lord. (He literally broke his back building that church and then after back surgery suffered a fatal heart attack) Lena took on the role of Senior Pastor against much opposition because she was a woman. Her youngest child was only 19 months old when Sam died. Since then her work & church have grown and she is part of the Pentecostal Assemblies. She currently operates a mission program at the church housing 14 people and she also operates a feeding program for 55 - 65 children, who are mostly fatherless.
(pictures of Lena & the children are on my site under -- ´pictures´)
Presently she hitchhikes from village to village as she does not have a vehicle, but what is desperately needed is a water pump and a commercial bread making machine as she feeds 80 people five days per week. This ministry supports her financially on a monthly basis because the needs there are great. Any contributions for her would be greatly appreciated and welcomed.
Lena will be ministering at various churches & gatherings while she is here. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings, please contact me at 941-485-5299.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The story below came at exactly the right moment in my life.
(I have no idea where this e-mail originated but feel confident that whoever posted it would gladly share it with the world considering it´s message)
Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. Sometimes I become totally frustrated because of it and get a little frazzled so people started telling me that I am doing toooo much for others and started recommending books for me to read to help me not be so compelled to help everyone and to pull back.
But today I have decided that I would rather be like this Marine in the story below. I CHOOSE right now to act and live like this Marine and I ask God to help me help those that He has placed in my life.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
"Your son is here," she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient´s eyes opened.
Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man´s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man´s hand and offering him words of love and strength.
Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.
He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital - the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.
Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her. "Who was that man?" he asked.
The nurse was startled, "Isn´t he your father?" she asked bewildered.
"No, he wasn´t," the Marine replied. "I never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn´t you say something when I took you to him?"
"I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn´t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed."
The next time someone needs you . Just be there. Stay. We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I have always believed that there are too many self-help books out on the market and too much preaching about how God wants to meet OUR needs. What is needed are some articles like the above to remind us that because of His mercy, ´while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us´ and shed His blood for US, so now we have the opportunity to show that same ´sacrificial love and mercy´ to others. I want to do it at every opportunity. Don´t you?
Thursday, March 15, 2007
(the posting of March 13 is important so please don´t miss that one)
I have just posted an excellent article in my ´Interesting Articles´ section called ´The Revolution is On!´ by Pastor Troy D. Bohn.
Since this just came today I believe it must be a very important article because just yesterday the Lord had me read Joshua 24:15 to someone I was ministering to. This pastor refers to this scripture below. There are no coincidences with God. God is speaking TO his ministers and THROUGH His ministers.
Please take a moment and go to that section and see what God would say to YOU today, for this moment in YOUR life, through that ´Rhema Word´
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
(the posting of March 13 is important so please don´t miss that one)
For those of you reading this entry, I would like to say, my reason for sharing most of my experiences with you is so that you would know that there is a place available ´IN" God where you can attain a relationship with Him that is that intimate and that you walk sooo close to Jesus that He continually influences everything you say and do and think.
My desire is that you would walk and talk and live and breathe totally surrendered to the Spirit of God. That is what it means to ´Walk in the Spirit´ because you ´ABIDE´ in Him just as a branch abides in the vine. The branch is totally connected to the vine otherwise it withers and dies.
I pray that my experiences cause you to hunger and thirst for that type of relationship with God and that you would experience the supernatural power of God operating in your life on a daily basis. When you seek His wisdom and guidance you will hear His voice and He will influence your thoughts and actions.
My friend Sandy and I were talking today about the scripture that states that we are ´in´ this world but we are no longer ´of´ this world. As believers we live in a totally different dimension. That dimension is called the Kingdom of God. As we were speaking she just happened to mention the scriptures about when Paul and Silas were in prison and what a horrible place that dungeon was and how the smell must have been putrid as they lay badly beaten, their legs in stocks, laying in their own filth, but instead of murmuring and complaining and asking, "God why me?" they started to sing and praise God and suddenly a great earthquake shook the prison so violently that the doors burst wide open.
Just the night before I had printed out those very same words off the computer and they were sitting on the desk right in front of me as she spoke. We KNEW it was a ´God Moment´. We KNEW we were in UNITY in the Spirit. We KNEW that God had put his finger on THAT scripture for us for THAT DAY.
That entire circumstance about why Paul & Silas ended up in prison was EXACTLY what we needed to read as far as what was going on in our lives at the moment.
The point that I am trying to make is that God wants to become the centrifugal and most pivotal aspect of your life.
LET HIM BECOME that for you.
It´s an AMAZING & EXCITING way to live.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
As you probably know I graduated in January of this year with a Bachelor of Arts Degree but I have been trained and qualified since 1985 to do Christian counseling. As of today I have obtained a license with the city and county to counsel under Psalm 40 Ministries. I believe it is a vital and very necessary addition to this ministry and am willing to help in any way through one-on-one telephone counseling which is God-centered and biblically sound
I would encourage anyone who is having problems or difficulties, or if you know of someone who is having problems to contact me at 941-485-5299.
Friday, March 9, 2007
Since February 13th, the Lord has been giving me revelation regarding Psalm 63. (see below) I have also written my March article around Psalm 63 which was published in the Venice Gondolier Newspaper today. (check out Donna´s Articles # 96) The article was about a type of worship that springs from a genuine hunger and thirst for God by the one who ´longs for Him as someone in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. It´s about a type of worship that brings revival.
Then, also in this section, I related another incident ithat happened this past week about how the Lord supernaturally integrated Psalm 63 into the midst of my most hectic day and made it stop spinning for me. Well...today, the very day my article appeared in the newspaper, I received this article from an Internet ministry.
(How could anybody possibly think this could ever be a coincidence)
The Internet article spoke about the Glory and the Power of the shed Blood of Jesus being released through worship and said that we are at the edge of stepping across a threshold in worship like no other time in history.
It stated that worship will play a big role in the release of miracles and salvation. They ask all worship leaders to pick songs that bring revelation and release the power of the Blood in the hearts of the worshippers which is able to bring mass healings in the midst of the congregation and bring His Glory into the sanctuary.
"Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory." Psalm 63:2
God is certainly trying to get my attention. What is He saying to YOU?
Friday, March 9, 2007
Today on the way home from a friend´s house I was talking to the Lord about where I saw the church heading at the this particular juncture and a scripture crossed my mind that went something like, ´ask where the old paths are´ or something like that. I made a mental note to look it up at some point.
That happened 30 minutes ago. I came in the house and made one phone call and then sat at my computer and read an e-mail from Mac, in Texas and the heading of that e-mail was ....
"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."
~ Jeremiah 6:16 ~
I´m certain you agree with me when I state that God is trying to tell us something!!!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
There´s a brand new category on this site called "Fun Stuff".
It´s the bottom button.
Check it out often because, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Proverbs 17:22)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This is really special... God never, ever, ever ceases to amaze me. On February 13th I had posted a very supernatural incident that happened after I heard the Lord speak to my heart and say "early will I seek Thee" from Psalm 63 (scroll down to read the details or to refresh your memory).
Well as I was writing my article for March, just yesterday, I felt the Lord specifically prompt me to use the next verse in that Psalm 63 which talks about hungering and thirsting after God (see Donna´s Article # 96).
Then yesterday and today ended up being very harrowing days because I have three major dead-lines coming up this week and in the midst of all this paperwork that I needed to get ready I started having various problems with my computer and printer which took hours and hours to resolve. I´m not even going to mention all the other stressful events that happened in a period of just two days (trust me there were many). I started to cave into the pressure as I was buried under a mountain of paper.
Today I just kept praying, Lord help me to finish all I need to do. Help me get through all this.
Well, just as I was finishing up doing the paperwork for my United States taxes, I turned the document over and found a greeting by the President of AEGA, whom my ministry is chartered under and here is what is typed there....... May God´s Word bless you this day ..... Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee, Thus will I bless Thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips. PSALM 63 !!!
Of course, BECAUSE it was Psalm 63 it really got my attention. Any other scripture would NOT have worked today.
The LOVINGKINDNESS of God is REMARKABLE. Just when we need a ´divine touch´ He is there. When we need supernatural help to get through our circumstance... He is there. When the burden seems too great... He is there and in His special way makes EVERYTHING right.
I keep telling friends to ´keep their focus´ on Jesus. What I really need to do is practice what I preach and not lose sight of the fact that ... He is THERE !
Monday, February 26, 2007
It´s a good day because I completed my article for the March deadline this morning in record time.
Then, one of the first things that I read when opening an e-mail from my friend Barbara was a statement by Dudley Hall (I´ve never heard of him ´til just now) that moved me deeply and tied in perfectly with my message ........."IT IS A GOOD YEAR! Those who hear and embrace this good news will find themselves caught up in a whole new culture — living to give, begging to serve, bowing to worship, rising to speak -- and ready to die in this wonderful experience of eternal life. And though some watching may call them radical, they will just say, “It is good!” It is a good year because we are loved by a good God. We are involved in good work. We have good partners in service. We will wake with anticipation each day to see the mercy of God revealed in us."
Friday, February 23, 2007
Both my son Mike and my daughter-in-law Koreen have Multiple Sclerosis. She is raising money by participating in the Super Cities Walk for MS to help find a cure. If you would like to help, click here... (Official MS site) Also... please pray that a cure will be found for this terrible disease soon. Thanks!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Today´s Nugget... Colossians 3:12 ... ´Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another and forgiving one another......:14 but above all these thing put on love, which is the bond of perfection´
God took that scripture today and whacked me over the head with it because I had done something unseemly just 15 minutes earlier. Normally, I have a VERY LONG fuse. For some reason my fuse seemed to ignite the bundle of dynamite buried under the surface today. No special reason for me to explode. I´m not under stress. I´m caught up with my life. Nothing pressing. Everything is copasetic.
Here´s what triggered me...Whenever I call my answering machine up in Canada, there are messages recorded from a saleswoman who leaves an 800 number which cannot be accessed from the U.S. She leaves numerous messages each week asking me to call her back. She jams up my answering machine and her messages get stored so that I then have to sit and wait and wait and wait while she spews her shpeel and then finally erase them one by one before I can get to the NEXT message.
It has been aggravating, especially since I asked a friend in Canada to call her and tell her that I am NOT there and to please not leave any more messages on my machine. The saleswoman told my friend that she did not recall my name or number but has still continued to call my number on a regular basis (which also incidentally costs me long distance fees to pick up)
I have tried to find this company in the yellow pages, on the Internet and through 411. It has cost me time. It has cost me money. This morning I became furious because there were two messages again so I sent off an e-mail to my friend again and told her to call this woman again and tell her how aggravating and annoying she was. Then I ran around the house huffing & puffing & fuming about the lack of manners, etiquette and common sense in business establishments and people who were supposed to be professionals.
Within minutes I sensed the Lord say, "Sit down for a minute and read my Word." I did and that´s when the above scripture just transformed me.
I whipped off another e-mail immediately to my friend telling her to ´walk softly´ when she calls that saleswoman and asks her to stop calling me.
In chapter one of Colossians Paul says, ´I ask God in prayer for you that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual undertanding; that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;´
I need to read that more often and maybe I won´t get so out of joint over such small, insignificant irritations and be a better reflection of the Lord that I serve.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Earlier this week I had mentioned that people should avoid reading the book which was promoted by Oprah on her recent telecast and did not make mention of the title because I did not want to promote it in any way.
I now feel (after realizing how popular this book, ´The Secret´ is and how it has swept the nation) that you need to read the teaching and warnings by Lighthouse Trails Ministry which I have added to my ´Interesting Articles´ section.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
(one more for today)
Last night I saw the greatest movie called ´Facing the Giants´. I highly recommend it to EVERYONE. I don´t even LIKE football and yet this movie had me on the edge of my seat whenever they were playing ball. It is a MUST SEE.
It was produced by a church who spent only $100,000 making it, but it has grossed millions at the box office.
The acting is absolutely supurb -- as good as anyone in Hollywood and the casting is excellent.
I wanted to cry so many times during this movie, but it was not a ´sad´ crying because it made me feel soooo good... you know... those warm fuzzies.
You won´t be sorry if you go rent it.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Today´s Nugget --
We know and have all heard the broad definitions for the word ´PEACE´, but today I heard a definition that is a little more inspiring -- it means; NOTHING MISSING, NOTHING BROKEN.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
My body has just not wanted to ´go´ for days. I have felt overly tired. Usually I just run like the Duracell bunny, so this morning I sent an e-mail to a friend and commented ... "What I need right at this moment is STRENGTH."
Moments after sending the e-mail I reached for my bible and noticed that there was a piece of paper stuck in it so I opened it at that spot. I was pleasantly surprised to read the words from Nehemiah chapter 8 verse 10 which say, "FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH"
Well GLORY to GOD -- I think I´ll go put on some praise & worship music !!!
Reminds me of Proverbs 17:22 --´A merry heart doeth good like a medicine´
I feel better just thinking about it. (smile)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Today´s Nugget ---
GOD: I have made my children in such a way that when the people of the world are sitting, they would be standing...
when the world is standing, they will stand out...
when the world stands out, my children must be outstanding and ...
when the devil dares the world to be outstanding, my people will be the standards to be used!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I really need to share this .....
My phone rang at 7:22 this morning.
Since I had been in a very deep sleep I decided I NEEDED to go back to bed after a very brief conversation, especially since I had been feeling very, very tired lately.
The moment I laid down I clearly heard the Lord speak to my spirit and say, "Early will I seek thee" Naturally & obviously, although very relunctantly, after hearing something like that, I got up and went and had my quiet time with the Lord and read the Word.
This afternoon, I received an e-mail from a friend and in the e-mail it said, "The scripture verse for today is Psalm 63".
Psalm 63:1 says, "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:´
I cannot put into words how glad I am that I got up. Had I gone back to bed I would not have only missed a tremendous blessing, but I´m certain I would have grieved the heart of God, who longs to have fellowship with us.
The next line in that psalm says, ´my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land´
I´m very certain that when we forego the extra zzzzzzzz´s to spend time with God, it blesses His heart.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
I don´t know how many of you have watched the Oprah program today but I urge you to STAY CLEAR of the book that she was advertising and the website because it is OCCULTIC.
I am not going to divulge what the name is because I do not want to promote it in any way nor do I want anyone going to that site because of simple curiosity and ending up opening themselves up to a very demonic realm.... just trust me when I say that I KNOW WHAT I´M TALKING ABOUT.
(It is supposed to revolutionize your entire life and bring you happiness & wealth & health & anything else that you envision but you will open yourself up to demonic spirits instead)
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
I received an e-mail this morning with a link that I would like to share with you, which immediately caused me to think of the following scripture:
Matthew 25:34 - 36 -- Then shall the King say to those on His right hand, ´Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
for I was hungry and you gave Me food: I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.´
Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ´Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?"
And the King will answer and say to them, ´Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.´
... therefore I am sharing this link with you, because the men and women that are fighting for our freedom need a word of encouragement and a word of thanks. Many DO NOT get ANY mail from home....
Let´s support our troops and bless God´s heart at the same time.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I started ´Discipleship Classes´ in my home today. There was a great turnout . Even though the meeting was not supposed to start until 4:00 pm there were people already sitting in my driveway when I got home from church. I started talking at 4:00 and was still talking at 9:45 pm. (smile) I can talk at speeds of 80 miles per hour with gusts of up to 100.
The Lord gave me the idea to start meetings for the young Christians that I have recently lead to the Lord but I started these classes mostly because I found that the older Christians were not growing in wisdom & revelation & knowledge of the Lord. They are not growing in holiness and the ´fear of the Lord´ is a difficult thing to find. My goal right at the moment is to teach on ´SANCTIFICATION´ which means becoming more and more like Jesus Christ through the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
In this first meeting I wanted to lay a strong scriptural foundation showing that the WORD of GOD is the ULTIMATE FOUNDATION and used II Tim. 3:16, I Cor. 10:6-11 and 2 Peter 1:20 to show that ´ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:´ That INCLUDES the Old Testament. It has not been nullified. Jesus and each of the disciples referred to each book of the Old Testament and taught from them.
Then I taught on II Samuel chapter six but I´m not going to expound on it here.... you´ll just have to come to the meetings (smile) but I will say this: GOD MEANS WHAT HE SAYS. He does not change His precepts. Just because someone´s motives are pure, or just because their heart is right, or even if they are simply ignorant of the law, that is NO EXCUSE... when God says, "Do NOT touch" He means what He says and we will suffer the ramifications & the consequences of disobedience just as Uzzah did.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
For weeks I keep receiving messages on ´hearing the still small voice of God´. (as Elijah did on Mount Horeb) I am therefore going to listen very intently!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Early this morning I spent over an hour praying on the phone with Lena Augustine who is in Domenica (she has been one of my greatest mentors for more than 25 years).
It was an incredible time of prayer -- but I should actually call it ´spiritual warfare´ because she bombarded the heavenlies with a vengeance for most of the time.
The one thing that sticks out the most from our time on the phone is what Lena said about Jesus having done EVERYTHING that He needed to do with the devil 2,000 years ago and now it is up to ´US´ to take back the territory that we have handed over to him. This was a tremendously life-changing lesson that I learned way back in 1994 but needed to be reminded of today even though I have preached many sermons on this very scripture from Ephesians 3:20 .. ´Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all the we ask or think, according to the POWER THAT WORKETH IN US´
WE need to put that power to work. We need to use the weapons of warfare that the Lord has given to us and push back the powers of darkness from our life, family, church and nation.
We need to sabotage the plans of hell and bombard the atmosphere and trample the works of the enemy. We need to ´war´ for each other and pull down strongholds and principalites as per II Cor. 10:4 and Ephesians 6:11 because the demons of hell that are sent against us are highly sophisticated and intelligent beings. We need to operate in the ´wisdom that is from above´ which is greater than the wisdom of Solomon.
David Wilkerson has said that a ´true soldier´ does not run FROM the battle but TO the battle.
So, let´s regroup and report for duty today and build the Kingdom of God as He has commissioned because time is running out!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Another ´nugget´ that Cindy gave me was ´Soak often in the presence of Jesus and allow Him to be formed in you." This is also a confirmation of what my prayer partner Sandra said yesterday, "Donna, for the upcoming battle, you MUST set time aside and get away from it all OFTEN during the day, like Jesus did."
Now this does not mean that I have not heard from the Lord in two days (smile) but God also uses ´people´ to speak into our lives. What He gave me today and yesterday was the entire article for January.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Today´s nugget is one that Cindy in Ohio recommended on this most harrowing day ... ´when you lose your peace, withdraw to Him
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Today has brought a new milestone to my life, I have graduated from Tampa Bay Bible College with two earned degrees. One is an Associate of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and the other is a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry.
I now intend to persue my Master´s Degree... soooo ... I covet your prayers (smile)
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Today´s Nugget -- ´Leaders are held responsible for those entrusted to their care....... Whom has God entrusted into your care? ..... You are accountable to God for those you lead.´
The above was in the study notes of one of my bibles. Accordingly, on Sunday January 28th I am starting ´New Believer´s Classes´ in my home for those that want in-depth teaching in the Word of God. (new believers and also those that have been Christians for years & years but just do not read their bibles -- I find that many long-standing Christians are blindly accepting any teaching they hear on television and radio because they simply do not know the Word of God and think that if someone is quoting from the bible then it has to be God )
We will begin at 4:00 pm and probably continue until roughly 10:30 pm (Trust me, I have been doing this one-on-one for years with people and some days go even longer than that. People are HUNGRY for the TRUTH.)
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
As of today, our son Steve, daughter-by-love Robin and our three grandchildren have moved to Clinton, MO where Steve as been hired to teach music at the local school (all the way from Kindergarten to Grade 12)
He will also be working towards his teaching degree. CONGRATULATIONS STEVE !!!
Our grandchildren will have the benefit of growing up with at least one set of grandparents close by (Tom & Louise Dubbs in Boonville, MO)
AND, since Steve is going to have extended summer vacations, not to mention school breaks, we plan on having them visit a LOT MORE OFTEN!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Today´s Nugget -- ´Leaders are held responsible for those entrusted to their care....... Whom has God entrusted into your care? ..... You are accountable to God for those you lead.´
The above was in the study notes of one of my bibles. Accordingly, on Sunday January 28th I am starting ´New Believer´s Classes´ in my home for those that want in-depth teaching in the Word of God. (new believers and also those that have been Christians for years & years but just do not read their bibles -- I find that many long-standing Christians are blindly accepting any teaching they hear on television and radio because they simply do not know the Word of God and think that if someone is quoting from the bible then it has to be God )
We will begin at 4:00 pm and probably continue until roughly 10:30 pm (Trust me, I have been doing this one-on-one for years with people and some days go even longer than that. People are HUNGRY for the TRUTH.)
Friday, January 12, 2007
Today´s Nugget -- ´change me´
-- into the person you want me to be
-- into the person you need me to be
-- into the person I need to be
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Today´s Nugget -- ´ LEAD´
God has made me a leader -- so I am to lead -- not hold back -- not be intimidated -- take the authority and the position He has given me and use it to lead others
(my tendency is to run and hide from that position at times)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I took an entire week off last week. Our son Mike and our daughter-by-love Koreen came for a visit. As always when any of my kids visit, it is a very special time. Lots of good food & games & late nights.
Koreen was especially thrilled with the prices & clothes at Ross´s & Beall´s Outlet. (We do NOT have prices this cheap in Canada) .
She shopped until she dropped. Literally! She slid right off her electric scooter and under the rack of clothes into the next aisle. I could have had heart failure except we were laughing so hard I didn´t have time to panic. She wasn´t hurt -- she got right up on that scooter again and zoomed through that store like a woman on a mission.
Darko and I tried to get them to stay an extra week but 7 days is all we get this year. Maybe NEXT year they´ll stay longer.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Today, as the Lord gave me two words ... ´LOCK ARMS´ a sermon immediately started forming in my mind. I could preach volumes on those two words alone.
(uummm might be my next sermon)
As believers in Christ we need to lock arms in unity with those that are of the ´body of Christ´ and march forward and do the Kingdom work that He has commissioned us because the ´fields are ripe unto harvest´ and we need to take territory back from the enemy in the POWER & BOLDNESS & AUTHORITY of God.
Eccl.4: 9 - 12 ´Two are bettter than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.
Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him, and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Monday, January 1, 2007
I just wanted to share with you a word that the Lord gave me today. I´m certain it is going to speak volumes to some of you also.
He gave me one word --- ´ABIDE´
That sent me immediately to John chapter 15 where Jesus talks about ´abiding in Him´
What a great New Year´s resolution -- ´to ABIDE in Him continuously and to SOAK in His presence as often as possible´.
Monday, January 1, 2007
Good News: My son Mike set up a new feature entitled "Interesting Articles" where I am able to post the numerous articles written by other ministers & share with you what I have gleaned from other ministries that I feel is vital for the ´body of Christ´ to read.
Some of those that I highly recommend and respect are:
David Wilkerson Paul Proctor David Servant Lighthouse Trails Research
So, please visit often because God has MUCH to say through these men and women of God.
And, thank you, Mikey!!!
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Right at the moment I am consumed with the urgency of the hour. I shake my head and wonder what I have been doing this entire time. (I intend to make up for lost time)
For now I would like you to read the articles written by James Robison and Andrew Strom, which are posted on the ´Interesting Articles´ section of this site.
I believe they are from the heart of God!!!
You have permission to post these emails to friends or to other groups, etc.
I believe it is time for the ´body of Christ´ to wake up and get serious about the things of God!!! Really serious .....so allow these servants of God to help you hear the clarion call.
Friday, August 11, 2006
I am going to add a ´new category´ to my site (soon) so that I can post those things that I find extremely interesting and worthy of sharing with you. So until then, I am going to post this article written by James Robison in this section-----
by James Robison
There is much in our world that doesn´t make sense. Today, we discover another plot to commit mass murder. Tomorrow, someone will try to justify it. Just when logic and wisdom tell you that something is right or wrong, a whole hoard of voices tries to convince you differently.
Hezbollah shattered the fragile peace between Lebanon and Israel by crossing an internationally-recognized border to kill and capture Israelis, then began a rocket attack that has surpassed 2,000 launches in three weeks, yet the United Nations condemns Israel for a “disproportionate response.” Islamo-fascists have routinely rioted, bombed and terrorized Europe, yet many Europeans view America as the greatest threat to world peace.
Domestically, millions of living human beings have been killed while still in the womb, yet those opposing abortion are labeled as oppressors of liberty. Homosexual activists continue to impose their sex acts upon a nation that prefers monogamous, heterosexual families, while blasting defenders of marriage as “radicals” and “hatemongers.”
When President Bush vetoed a bill to fund embryonic stem cell experiments on moral grounds (instead favoring more advanced, alternate stem cell research), Iowa Senator Tom Harkin viciously attacked him for standing up for his convictions.
"He is vetoing it because he says he believes it is immoral," Harkin said. "Mr. President, you are not our moral Ayatollah -- maybe the president, nothing more."
Apparently, possessing any sense of right and wrong makes you the most radical of extremists. If that’s the case, then count me in. I do believe in right and wrong, good and evil. (And what’s with the phrase "maybe the president?" Does Harkin still view Al Gore as "the real president?")
Everyone wants to claim the moral high ground, but who determines which way is up? What is right and what is wrong? Is it larger than the individual person, or do we each decide what is right in our own eyes?
To determine right and wrong, we need to start with some absolutes: what is evil and what is good. Here are a few thoughts and examples. There are many more.
Goodness values life. Evil destroys it.
Goodness protects innocence. Evil exploits it.
Goodness regrets the loss of innocent human life. Evil dances in the streets in celebration.
Goodness seeks reconciliation. Evil never forgets and certainly never forgives.
Goodness shares the blessings of wealth and abundance. Evil hides and hordes it.
Goodness honors truth and justice. Evil rewards deceit and tyranny.
Goodness tears down evil in order to rebuild a better society. Evil targets goodness in order to create chaos.
Goodness produces prosperity. Evil results in poverty.
Goodness enables common people to reach their full potential. Evil subjugates all people to prevent any success.
Goodness finds cures to diseases that plague mankind. Evil releases disease to annihilate populations.
Goodness expresses heaven on earth. Evil brings hell.
As we debate the merits of various social policies and political positions, we must return to absolute truth to evaluate our decisions. We all like to think of ourselves as “right,” but at the same time, are we “good?”
Most of the West is “great” because the people are “good.” If we fail to hold to goodness, we risk falling prey to all kinds of evil.
Author: James Robison
Word Count: 550
About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, an international humanitarian aid ministry; host of the television program, Life Today; and author of The Absolutes: Freedom´s Only Hope.
Randy Robison, firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 701
Euless, TX 76039
Reprint rights granted with attribution for complete, unedited article. Revisions allowed only with approval.
Monday, July 3, 2006
This is just a quick update so you can share in our joy ---- our youngest son Steve & his wife Robin have just presented us (on July 2nd) with our third grandbaby.
Her name is Zoe Katherine Martonfi and she weighs 7 lbs, 7 ozs.
I will have pics soon on this site!
Monday, July 3, 2006
This is just a quick update because the news is sooooo exciting ---- our youngest son Steve & his wife Robin have just presented us with our third grandbaby. Her name is Zoe Katherine Martonfi and she was born on July 2nd weighing 7 lbs, 7 ozs.
Sunday, July 2, 2006
This is just a quick update so you can share in our joy ---- our youngest son Steve & his wife Robin have just presented us (on July 2nd) with our third grandbaby.
Her name is Zoe Katherine Martonfi and she weighs 7 lbs, 7 ozs.!
Friday, June 2, 2006
What a GLORIOUS year 2006 is turning out to be. We are going to have a new daughter-in-law on April 29th. Her name is Koreen and she is simply beautiful, inside and out. She´s marrying our son, Michael.
Then in July, Steve and Robin are going to have our third grandbaby and they just found out that ´IT´S A GIRL´
That will be the first girl in the Martonfi family in 58 years. (Koreen says that ´by marriage´ doesn´t count
On top of all this good news, Darko and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary on April 30th. We are both so grateful and thankful to God that Darko has survived heart attacks and two open-heart surgeries and even survived the terrible accident he had in 1982 when he almost not only lost his life but they wanted to cut off his left arm.
Now, the only other thing that we are believing for in 2006 is a cure for Multiple Sclorosis. Please pray with us for a MIRACLE!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Just want everyone to know that I did not host the "You & Me" call-in program last week because of a glitch at the studio. Almost everyone thought that maybe they were watching on the wrong night.
The Lord willing I will be hosting on March 8th. I will update at a later time.
This week (January 26th) I am starting classes at the Tampa Bay Bible College that has just opened their south campus here in Venice.
Other than that there is really nothing new happening in our life or ministry but MANY of my closest friends are going through the very WORST times of their lives. Wheather you are a ´close´ friend or you have contacted me by e-mail, web-site or through the television program, I just want you to know that you are in our prayers. I continue to pray and seek God on your behalf regularly (actually many times per day) and I know that ´GREATER is He that is in me (us), than he that is in the world´! Our God SHALL UNDERTAKE for YOUR need. I also pray daily that ´the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him".
Please keep Darko and me in your prayers.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I´d just like to inform everyone that I will be hosting the ´You & Me´ call-in television program again on Wednesday, January 18th from midnight until 3:00 a.m. (into Thursday)
It is broadcast over the Sky Angel Satellite and channel 22 in Florida.
You can also watch it live on CTNONLINE.com on the WEB.
I would really appreciate your prayers that night.
Thanks. God Bless !!!! Donna
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Happy New Year!!!
I pray that you and your loved ones have a GLORIOUS, MARVELOUS & WONDROUS 2006 and that ´the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him" more than ever before.
Love & Prayers,
Donna & Darko
Sunday, December 25, 2005
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ~ WE PRAY THE LORD´S GREATEST BLESSINGS ON YOU AND YOURS IN 2006 !
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I am absolutely jumping up and down for over a week. I want to dance a jig. It has been one of the most incredible weeks of my entire life as I have seen God answer so many prayers.
The first one happened on my birthday. My youngest son Steve called to wish me a Happy Birthday and then said that he and Robin were expecting our third grandbaby. THAT´S what I call a birthday present!!
Then this past Saturday our son Michael called and said that he is going to marry Koreen who is the love of his life. They even sent me a picture e-mail of the engagement ring. (He has exceptional taste, in rings AND in women -- heehee)
All this news was enough to keep me excited for a very long time (the rest of my life) but on top of all this, a gentleman by the name of Jim Gates, who is the assistant for Pastor Scott of the ´You & Me´ call-in television program announced that we are going to broadcast over Direct-TV which is a SECULAR SATELLITE. This means that we are going to be accessible to 30 million additional homes (who do not have Sky Angel) with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am one of the back-up hosts of this incredible outreach so I ask you to please keep it in your prayers. The harvest is truly plentiful and the Lord has made and prepared a way before us to shine God´s LIGHT right into people´s homes and lives.
Also, if you are not aware, I am one of the Religious Columnist in the Venice Gondolier Newspaper and each month I post a new article on this site under ´Published Articles´. There is a lot of good stuff there that I trust will bless you and minister to you. ENJOY! (feel free to post your comments at the end of these articles too)
Monday, October 31, 2005
We have arrived safe & sound in Venice.
I didn´t know what to do first though... pick up all the dead palmetto bugs or clean the soot off of everything or wash all the dishes or buy groceries or unpack the van or pull some weeds or start opening the one month´s worth of mail that has been accumulating...but just 3 days later (with the help of God´s angels I´m sure) I´m right with the program.
I want to bring the new ´comment section´ that is at the bottom of each of my articles to your attention. You can post comments and suggestions there.
This winter I am going to write my third book, "I Can Hear The Sound of the Abundance of Rain". Please pray that God would redeem my time the way He did as I settled in this past week and that I would finish it in record time.
I will be ministering at the Frontline Church (meets in the Spanish Point building on Tamiami Trail --Hwy 41 in Osprey) on Sunday, November 6th at 9:45 a.m. Hope some of you can be there.
Also, I have the tremendous privelege of hosting the You & Me call-in television program again this year. The dates so far are Wednesday night Nov 30th and again on January 18th. It´s broadcast live on channel 22 at midnight. Hope you can stay up that late & watch & intercede that souls will be saved & that those that are hurting or have lost hope will be ministered to and healed by the power of God.
Don´t forget to keep us in your prayers.
Blessya all, Donna
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
At the advice of my son Mike, I am being more diligent at updating this section.
I hope you all like our NEW logo! I was tired of the Victorian looking bible with the flowers all over it.... it´s just NOT ME !!! Then, the Lord impressed upon me to have one that represented a balance between the Spirit and the Word. My friend Jeanna designed the graphics and Mike did the rest. You would not believe what a tremendous amount of work it was to get it just right but in the end they did a marvelous job!
Also, we will start traveling in ministry begining October 7th through the Ohio, Atlanta and the South Carolina areas.
We are excited because so many of you have said you will come out to the TV studios and churches to meet with us.
Soooo here is our itinerary for October for anyone else that would like to join us:
Sunday Oct 9
God’s Church of Deliverance
6:30 pm service
Monday Oct 10
7:00 pm service
Wednesday Oct 12
The Father´s House Cell Group
7:00 pm meeting
Sunday Oct 16
Eureka First Baptist Church
10:45 am service
Sunday Oct 16
Unity Holiness Church
Johnston, S. C.
6:45 pm service
Monday Oct 17
Augusta, Ga. meeting
7:00 pm service
Tuesday Oct 18
8:00- 10:00 pm broadcast
Friday Oct 21
7:00 pm meeting
Sunday Oct 23
Simpsonville Church of God
am service (pending)
6:30 pm service (confirmed)
Wednesday Oct 26
8:00 - 10:00 pm broadcast
Wednesday Nov 6
Frontline Christian Church
10:00 am service
You can contact me via e-mail if you would like further information....
PLEASE keep us in your prayers!!!
I have been filling in as host for Pastor Scott Young on his live call-in television program called "You & Me".
I will be hosting again on April 13th from midnight to 3:00 a.m (going into the morning of the 14th) and also on May 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
It is broadcast live on channel 22 (Comcast Cable) from Clearwater, Florida. It is also on Sky Angel Satellite and on the Internet. (CTNONLINE.com)
I hope you will have an opportunity to watch.
Saturday, February 5, 2005
As you can see, I am not very good at keeping up this portion of my site. It is probably because unless I am traveling in ministry (which is ONLY in the spring and in the fall) most of my days are pretty much routine and I don´t want to bore you, but I do need to say that I see the supernatural hand of God on a daily basis, not only in my own life but also in the lives of the people that I counsel and communicate with on a daily basis. God has been answering prayers..... so I encourage you ..... don´t give up ..... submit it to God and then STAND & SEE God arrive on the scene.
And by the way, Darko has been feeling better than he has in years. His strength has improved 500% and when they threatened to take Bextra off the market (I only discovered it last year after suffering with degenerative disk disease for 5 years) I bombarded heaven telling the Lord that I COULD NOT GO BACK TO PAIN ever again and REALLY BELIEVED FOR MY MIRACLE and He has supernaturally healed me !!! PRAISE GOD!
Saturday, October 30, 2004
We have just spent a month traveling and ministering throughout Ohio, Georgia and South Carolina. It was humbling and exhilarating to see God move in the meetings. Ninety percent of the time I preached for 2 entire hours with the pastors and the congregation encouraging and propelling me the entire time. The hunger of the people would just draw it out of me. Then we would have a time of altar ministry for another 1 ½ to 2 hours.
The most exciting and tremendous moment was at a Church of God in Ravenna, Ohio when a man came up to me and the pastor at the end of the evening and said, "I have never heard anything like this before. This was incredible. I don´t even go to this church. I´m a Presbyterian. As a matter of fact I haven´t been to my church in over 20 years but something compelled me to come tonight. I just KNEW I had to be at this church tonight. When they told me to come down to the altar for prayer at the end I said ´I don´t have to, as soon as you (meaning me -- Donna) started to speak God healed me sitting back here in my pew.´ I´ve never seen anything like this in my entire life. I am totally pain free for the first time in years."
May God receive all the honor and glory for this miracle and all the rest during this entire time.
The preaching engagements I had the entire month of September in Canada were just as exciting and dramatic.
We saw many healed, delivered and empowered as a fresh anointing fell on the services. Buckets of tears were shed in repentance at altars as a new awareness of God´s demand for holiness and consecration was becoming evident.
People said that ´scales´ fell off their eyes. Others said that ´lights went on´. Most acknowledged that they needed to hear this Kairos Word at this very moment for a ´church´ that has lost it´s moral clarity.
I had been very hesitant to step out prior to September. God had been birthing my message and I ran from it the entire summer. Every time I turned around I heard a message, e-mail or article about ´RUNNING FROM GOD´S CALL´. Finally when my intercessor from Ohio phoned and asked, "Why are you running from the calling of God on your life?" (I can´t get away with anything since God tells her everything) I knew that I would have to start making up my itinerary and present the message that God had given me. It was a SOBERING word. Not one that would ´Bless you, entertain you, or make you laugh´. As a matter of fact I wondered if people would even like me after I presented the message.....in the first church I preached (Park Road Pentecostal Church) people started yelling out, "We love you, Donna!" From that moment I knew that GOD Himself had opened the doors that I was about to walk through and that His presence had gone before me.
My part was to arrive and declare, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord"
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
I sincerely apologize for not keeping this particular section very current.
I check the ‘Prayer Requests’ and the ‘Questions & Answers’ daily but for some reason never seem lead to update this section. When I pray about typing my itinerary here, I get a check in my spirit not to--- so I have to be obedient to the Spirit of God.
One thing that I do want to share is that Darko is much better even though
his cardiologist says that he has only 39% heart function. He is getting stronger and stronger and we thank you all for your prayers.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
I have not been keeping up with ´What´s New´ mostly because we left our modem in Florida and could not activate our laptop for weeks.
On the way back to Canada I spoke in a private meeting in Atlanta and at two churches in Ohio. It was incredible what the Lord did. The two services in Ohio lasted over 4 hours. Peope were so hungry for the move of God that most were still there after 11:00 o´clock at night. The anointing just kept flowing.
I pray for an even greater outpouring of the Spirit of God in my next meetings.
We did not go to Texas and Louisiana and Arkansas because Darko has been quite weak and gets tired so very easily. We just wanted to get to Canada and have him checked out BUT ---- just last Sunday at our church a visiting evangelist pointed us out and spoke ´Words of Knowledge and Words of Wisdom´ over us (I´ll explain in detail shortly) and one of the Words was that God was going to give Darko back his strength. PRAISE GOD !
We are VERY excited to see what God is about to do in our midst.
Thursday, February 5, 2004
You can contact me via e-mail if you would like to know when I will be speaking in your area.
Thursday, January 8, 2004
I will be flying to Ohio on January 15th to see my new grandbaby Nicholas. All three of my sons will be there so we plan to celebrate a belated Christmas together.
We are scheduling a meeting for me to speak at while in Ohio.
Please contact me for details.
I am currently typing my autobiography ´Uphill Climb´, which I published in 1985, onto this website.
Click on ´My Book´ to read my story.
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
The MOST important and exciting news is that we have a brand new grandson, Nicholas Thomas, born on October 25/03
Click here to see his picture.
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
On October 31 we will be broadcast on Sky Angel satellite network.
I do not know what time of day but it is the Gravedigger Program out of Atlanta, Georgia.
I apologize for not posting my itinerary for October but up until the day before we left Canada the doctor tried to get us to cancel our trip because Darko was having some angina
We were not certain we would keep the commitments and I didn´t want to disappoint folks.
Also I did not know when the programs that we taped in October in Augusta and Atlanta would be broadcast. Atlanta turned out to be live and the Augusta program was shown that evening.
Sooooooo -- you can still catch us on Sky Angel Satellite on October 31
God Bless, Donna & Darko
Darko gave his testimony on four different television programs (I helped *smile) in Atlanta and surrounding area plus South Carolina. We will be going back in mid November.
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Please forgive me for not updating this section in the past month but I really have not had anything significant happen that would be of interest.
I have been busy renovating & painting & decorating and also having old friends over for bbq´s now that we have this little home in Paris (Ontario)
I am going to try and post the remainder of my ´Published Articles´ on this site and then will tackle the enormous task of typing my autobigraphy ´Uphill Climb´ and adding it also.
Thursday, July 3, 2003
We have recently moved to a little cottage at Braeside Bible Conference Campgrounds located in Paris Ontario and are busy renovating and decorating.
We have also just found out that we are going to be the proud grandparents of another grandson who is due in November.
Darko is recovering nicely from his surgery and has even been driving the car.
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
We recently purchased a cottage at Braeside Pentecostal Bible Camp in Paris, Ontario. We are busy moving and renovating.
Darko is recovering nicely from his heart surgery. He is getting stronger every day.
Our Grandson, Caleb, just celebrated his first birthday! We went to Ravenna, Ohio for a few days to celebrate with the family.