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Monday, February 25, 2013

Ears to Hear...Update

OMGosh Mars,

     Nobody told me the link didn't work, from the last blog or you just did not care to click on, but I am doing what thus saith the Lord to give you this lesson. You are aware that over half of Jesus confessing and believing Christians, are not reading the bible daily. We can all attest that in the beginning, reading the word can be hard, but just listening to the pastors version, on Sunday, is never enough. We must "study" the word to show our own selves approved, rightly divide it, so we won't be ashamed. All this means is that you won't be caught out there repeating and living by false teachings and preachings. Reading the word of God will heighten your discernment aka having the ability to tell good from evil. Even the devil can shine like an angel of light being said that everyone who stands in the pulpit aren't always of God. They know the word and can exegete it: a critical explication or interpretating of Scripture. But the truth is not in them; Jesus will say, "I don't know you..."
    The enemy is subtle! Please, get into the word of God, hold fast to it and apply it to your life. Live by it! So prayerfully, you will be obedient and at least look this powerful study over. Get started today! I love you.

     Next, these two links are about children and how their brain develops. So, maybe just maybe, you are more interested in the proper growth of your children's brain and why they act out. This man is not just a doctor but a christian. I'm praying more lack of knowledge = no more suffering.

You are not alone,
Jerri of Mars

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ears to Hear...

Dear Mars,
     I write today to take you back...back to a time when you first met the Lord Jesus Christ. No, not when you first joined the church, the choir or any other ministry. But when you were inadequate, feeling out of place, perhaps unsure if you want to even walk down that church aisle to give you life to the Lord. Now go a step further, when you first decided to seriously consider what to wear to church. Ponder on how you felt when you thought about picking up the bible; 'what is it talking about you said, it doesn't make sense.'
     You were as a new born baby, unable to drink milk without choking. You needed so much help, having to learn all over again. In this dispensation of time, most of us have come very far and wholeheartedly decided, we are not going back. Regardless, of how awkward our journey has been, we are now comfortable and safe in His arms. The man we grew to fall in love with, Jesus!
     But how far have we come? So far, that we feel a sense of arrival or even better, complacent. I will be the first to admit, that yes, I still have areas that need His undivided attention. I've been on this journey since 1981 and I have done of it all, so it appears. But there still that deep intuition that calls from the deep, saying, 'no Jerri, you need to go further...keep moving on. And in doing so, don't forget your first love.' Like the church of Ephesus, who was very pleasing to the Lord, but was unaccountable to one thing, they forgot their first love.
     What was it? We could never forget Jesus, after all we wake up each day to Him in prayer and meditation. We read His word, give encouraging words, fast, humble ourselves, avoid our former ways, all so that He may be glorified. I found to believe that our first love wants us to never forget, how it all started and how we felt...fear and trembling...working out our salvation. We've gotten or can get so courageous and lofty because we come so far on the journey and we "think" or "feel" we "know Him".
     Enough said, in your spare time because you have soooo much to do. Get back to the basics, as if your not the Pastor, president of an auxiliary, your not even a proclaimed prophet or deacon. You are just YOU! Jesus' beloved. Still unsure, unpopular, awkward...because like walking down that church aisle, you want to feel that uncharted ground under your feet. Because you don't know it all and perhaps did some things wrong, but still how loved are you by the Lord. Never get too comfortable because you don't know Him still. He tells us in Isaiah 55:8..."my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...
     He who has an ear to on this link and just read
I found this site to be a very word worthy lesson, to bring us back to the basics of our first love. We can never study enough, so just read it. Don't dissect it, with pen and paper because you already know it. It's all word. Take your time, read it over a period of days, don't rush. Let this study be a refresher, let the Holy Spirit revive you. Watch how rejuvenated you'll feel, where all your hopes and fears will once again, be gone, just from reading His word and knowing Him even more. Paul said, "I pray, so that will know Him more..."

You are not alone,
Jerri of Mars

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Getting your (house) in order, the money is there...

Happy Snow day Mars,

     I don't know about you but I only like fresh falling snow, so I took a walk at 7:30am to make my own tracks. As I was walking, sun wasn't bright as yet, a pigeon was sitting in the snow. As I walked pass him or her, it stayed on one side, but soon as I got two steps ahead, two of them tried to attack my head. I screamed while trying to run through the 12 inches snow. All I can attest to, is that running in the snow is a very good cardio workout.
     In my continuance, I'd like to share some other new endeavors for this year. The real estate market took a bad nose dive over these pass years while taking most "new" home owners with them. Well, now that the advocates have stood firmly on "who" was really at fault, we've found that  roosters still come home to crow. Yes, the large corporate bankers! have to give back monies to the unfortunate lost home owners. Click and read the following link:

     This is good news, if you haven't given up, but if you know somebody who has, share this with them. Talking about the wages of the wicked...It was prophesied, that this is the year of reaping, but only if you've sowed. So! lets continue if not began too, sow!
     I'm tired of paying high rent and while filing for bankruptcy several years ago, two things happen, my  percentage rate lowered on my loans and my credit score reached a standard. And while I'm still not clocking major dollars, I am eligible for other perks. I give God the glory, because He has made it possible for me, through good discipline, to make sure all my bills are paid especially my student loan, on time.
     So, if you have been working on getting your house in order, financially, as we were encouraged some time ago. Then go to these sites for further assistance on home ownership assistance:

     Hope this is helpful. I already signed up for interviews/workshops on receiving financial assistance for down payment, closing costs and/or renovations if needed. Please, please pass this on to any of our Hispanic brothahs and sistahs because the monies are definitely there for them. If you have some Hispanic blood please claim it and don't hesitate to avail that information, again the monies are there. Keep us we keep you in prayer.

You are not alone,
Jerri of Mars

Monday, February 4, 2013

We celebrate You! Janet and Ray Rice, New Ro's finest

Good day Mars,
     Well, I don't know what most of you indulged yourselves in on Sunday, but the rest of us right here in New Rochelle, were knee deep in Super Bowl Sunday XVLII , hotwings and all. You know why? Because that's what we do to assist in celebrating our own. Yes, New Rochelle's finest, Ray Rice! Baltimore Ravens (Rayvens, get it?) 55th draft pick. This young man has been running all of his life; and not to just catch footballs. Nah, he's been in flight from the womb.
     Not knowing that his father would be fatally taken from him and his mother at such a tender age of one. All he desired was, "a walk in the park", with his dear father. But God had a bigger plan for Ray Rice. Let the record be known, that this young man comes from a praying family. So, in our hearts, Super Bowl XVLII, was God's way of saying good job Ray for staying on the path that I have prepared for you.
     His mother Janet Rice, New Rochelle born and raised, from back in the day and lifelong friend, is a real sistah. She represents Mars to the fullest (watch the video). Raising two others sons, besides Ray and a little girl, with the same fervent, tenacity, and love. She's one of us! I can proudly say that most of the sistahs who grew up in our era, have exceptional children. No drugs, jails, nor drop-outs, etc...the list goes on. Some will say, its in the water but Janet and the rest of us say, "to God be the glory!"
     Although, there were many of us who were 49er fans, as well as other teams, but you had to feel what the Lord was stirring up. Some like myself aren't Ravens fans were Ray Rice fans! Now the devil tried the whole power issue; lights out thing, but he still was defeated. I know Pastor Niscey was praying and bleeding the blood of Jesus (that's Ray's aunt). We felt it! I ran into some bitter folk, at least that's what I called them. They were talking about not jumping on bandwagons and they could care less, until its there child, right? However, you always gonna have haters, workers of iniquity like black outs but God has the last word. And if you don't know, you better ask somebody!!
    This is what Mars is all about, supporting our own. Be it our accomplishments, or our children's, we give credit where its due. And Janet and Ray deserves our love, adoration, participation, prayers and support. This one's for you JR!
 You are not alone,
Jerri of Mars