God will show us small pictures or visions at any time of the day or night, and not just when we are praying. He does it while we’re listening to someone or reading, while we are speaking or even just daydreaming, while we’re working, playing, anytime at all. They can seem to come “out of nowhere,” but they’re not out of nowhere.  They are pictures from the Lord. They usually have an ethereal, light, almost transparent quality and if we don’t grab them, they flee or drift off like a wave or a vanish like a wisp of smoke from a cigarette. But God wants us to grab those blurry pictures and look at them, really look at them because it’s when we observe them, that they become substance. The particles come together, and the picture is solid and clear.


Research in Quantum Mechanics has shown that an electron or a photon of light existing in the form of a wave changes into a particle when observed. The remarkable double slit experiment studied the nature of subatomic phenomena. A photon of light was to pass through two slits. When not observed, it acted as a wave. But when observed, it acted like a particle. We need to observe the pictures God shows us as quickly as possible so that they don’t float away or blow away like the wind, but, in fact, become substance.


It’s much easier to get God’s picture message if we describe the picture out loud or if we write it down. I’m often surprised at how many details my mind actually observed in a God-given picture message, once I start to focus on it and try to describe it—more details than I initially thought existed. When we concentrate on bringing the wave image into a clear image, we are going to get the revelation God intended.


We are told several places in the Bible that we as believers can “crack” some of the mysteries of God as He reveals them to us. We do it through Christ. Colossians 1:27 says we have Christ in us. Jesus always received and understood the messages God showed Him. The Christ in us does that for us today.


Jesus told His disciples they would receive the knowledge of certain mysteries that others may not be able to grasp. “He answered and said unto them, ‘Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given’”  (Matt. 13:11).


In Luke 8:10 He told His disciples that they could know the mysteries of how God operates, but others would have to be told in parables because they wouldn’t be able to see as clearly, spiritually, as those who had spent time with the Master.


“And he [Jesus] said, ‘Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand’” (Luke 8:10). When we see through our spiritual eyes, we have the privilege to focus and the Christ in us works quickly to put those wavy, ethereal pictures into solid particles of revelation.


Have you ever wondered why God is so mysterious, why He doesn’t always talk to us in a distinct and unique human voice, rather than in such clandestine ways? Proverbs 25:2 tells us: “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.”


God wants us to have a relationship with Him. He wants us to seek Him. When He gives us a message in a wavy, fleeting vision, He wants us to capture it, seek it out, or it will quickly disappear. Kings search out a matter. And in Revelation 1:5-6 Jesus calls us the kings: “Jesus loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father.” Jesus is the King of kings, and He’s so happy to be with us and let us in on the great mysteries of His Father, God. He knows we will delight in knowing things He knows and fellowshipping with Him.


I don’t know if every born-again believer sees these small pictures, blurry snapshots, and translucent images, but if you are someone who does see them, next time take notice. Stop and focus because God is revealing to you one of the mysteries of heaven. There are mysteries to be cracked, and we are the kings to do it.


Love, Carolyn








Three weeks ago my 12-year-old washing machine stopped working. When I went to buy a new machine, the worker told me they had a new delivery service and could deliver within two days. But they couldn’t tell me what time the delivery would happen, so someone had to be home all day. What?!  They expected someone to stay home all day waiting for the washing machine? That was crazy. I was appalled, offended that they would expect us to put up with such an inconvenience! Added to that, Jane overheard two ladies in the store complaining about the delivery service, so we were ready for a hassle, but what could we do?


As it turned out, our offense was unfounded. The delivery service called us the evening before, and though we had to wait on the line for about 15 minutes, a very nice woman answered and gave us a 2-hour window for the delivery. Two very polite young men showed up right on time, installed the washer, took the old one and finished the whole process in only 10 minutes! Our offense was totally out of line! Sorry, Lord!


These days it seems that we are so easily offended by everything: the internet is too slow; the traffic is too fast; the radio isn’t playing the songs we like; the neighbor’s dog is barking, and so many other things I can’t even begin to name. If we started to count how many things annoy us or offend us in just one day, we’d probably shock ourselves.


Offense is bad for the heart. It’s bad for the nerves. It’s just bad for the universe in general. Matthew 24:10 tells us that when people carry offense they “shall betray one another and shall hate one another.” Let’s make a real effort to change the course of offense in our world. It’s become quite a big problem. But this kind of problem doesn’t get changed by an edict or demand. This kind of problem gets solved by one person, making one decision, one incident at a time. And you are that person, and I am that person. We can change our world, by changing the way we respond to it, one person at a time.


First Corinthians 13 is the chapter in the Bible on the love of God. Verse 5 tells us the love of God “is not easily provoked.” God’s love is like a river; when it comes to an obstacle, it just goes up and over or around. It doesn’t stop and have a hissy fit, but just keeps flowing. We need to be more like that, to stay healthy and out of stress.


Jesus said this to His disciples: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). We need to not get so riled up about everything, but calmly and prayerfully observe, then engage in life from a Godly point of view, a God-loving point of view. The Lord will help us and guide us. I’m not saying it’s easy; I’m just saying we need to judge each event on its own merit and not jump to conclusions (especially negative ones) so quickly.


We have a real problem in America with critically biased news. But we all are plagued at times with certain biases in our everyday attitudes and actions. Jane and I were offended by our perception of what the washing machine delivery would be like. We were biased by what we heard and swayed to think negatively, and instead it turned out more than wonderful. We need to be more careful about letting offense go wild and ruling our actions, rather than letting the wisdom and peace of God rule.


The disciples of Jesus were offended because someone who wasn’t part of “their group” was healing people. But Jesus handled it.  John self-righteously declared, “Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part” Mark 9:38-40). Jesus had a way to so calmly answer the disciples with the truth and take away the source of their negative bias.


When my experience with the washing machine delivery turned out so great, I immediately got on the phone to the store where I bought it. I told the lady in the appliance department the whole story and that the only glitch was that you had to wait on the phone a little bit before someone answered. She was thrilled to hear it and asked me to fill out a short survey so that others would know the truth. I pray that this will help stop the negative talk in the store and help the delivery company with their business.


We have a challenge, and that is put to us in Philippians 1:10: “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.”


Our greatest goal is to love God above all else and love His Word. That is the only answer to peace and the removal of offense. “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them “(Ps. 119:165). Now that’s an awesome promise and challenge, wouldn’t you say?!


Love, Carolyn







This past Sunday, a fire started in Sonoma County California. The winds were whirling up sparks and sending them off to start more fires, playing an evil game of leapfrog over the land. I got word that 38 separate fires were raging, and they were getting closer to where my family and friends live. I was urged by the Holy Spirit to alert my Christian friends to pray. After I sent out messages, my niece reported that the winds had died down and the humid ocean air came in. They were safe. I figured I was done with my part and I sent the good news to the friends who prayed. I was pretty satisfied with everything, but God was not!


I’m sure we’ve all done this: We feel like we’re finished with what we want to pray about, and we say Amen, and we’re done. But the Lord may not be finished with what He wants us to pray about. I think I need to start asking, “Is there anything more, Lord?”


Today, Wednesday, there are still fires raging. My family is safe, but many others are not. There are still 21 separate fires raging in the area, and I need to pump up my prayer until God says it’s finished. Yes, I’m guilty of figuring since my family’s safe, I’m done and can go on to other things. But it’s not over til it’s over with the Lord.


For a long time, Jane and I have been praying this prayer of Jabez: “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, ‘Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!’ And God granted him that which he requested.” (1 Chron. 4:10)


Today God granted my request in the form of enlarging my coast in the form of prayer coverage. God isn’t satisfied with me stopping with my immediate family and friends in this situation. He wants me to go further, as a warrior for His people.


The Bible also says: “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes” (Is. 54:2). Now I believe this also includes our prayer coverage.


So please join me in stretching our prayer out over more space, more lives. James 5:16 tells us: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” “Effectual fervent” means it’s operative and has outward success. Outward success is what God will give us.


In the name of Jesus Christ, every knee must bow, according to Philippians 2:10: “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Wind is a thing here on earth. Jesus told the wind to be still. In His name, we do the same.


I command the wind to stop, and I pray for great wisdom to come upon the men and women fighting the fire. God give them the grace to prevail. Refresh their souls and provide insight. I call miracles upon your people now in Jesus’ mighty name, Christians and non-Christians alike. I ask You, God, to show yourself mighty, forgiving, loving, full of mercy and grace toward your people, their pets, their livestock, and their land. I ask this in Jesus name. Amen. And I know You will do it.


Love, Carolyn


And thanks everyone for your prayers.



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I do the writing on my articles. Jane does the promotion. If you know Jane, you know she is outspoken. Last Wednesday she got mad at one of the social media where she promotes my stuff and was going to write a big exposé on censorship. But God put her in a timeout.


Before she could get on the computer, she went to buy stamps. When she came out, she got in the car, and it wouldn’t start. She called the insurance company, and they said they’d send out a guy to jumpstart it.


President Trump was in town, so the traffic was backed up all over, but the guy finally showed up, and the jumpstart didn’t work. He even got under the car, pounded the starter (which he said, sometimes works), and still, nothing helped. Jane started out about 8:00 in the morning and now it was already close to 11:00, three hours! Jane called the insurance company again, and they said they’d send out a tow truck.


Under normal circumstances, Jane would have been furious by this time, but God had already taken care of that. The car was in front of the Office Depot, and though the weather was still hot, the car was in the shade. She went into the store, got a soda and cookies and she’d just picked up some new movies from a friend, so she had those to watch on her computer. She was perfectly calm about everything and just waited. Even if she had wanted to write her scathing exposé, she couldn’t because she had no WIFI.


The tow truck finally arrived at 1:30 p.m. When Jane got to the repair place, there was still no WIFI, so no letter. Instead, she had a cup of coffee and watched what was on T.V., a show whose main actress is on Jane ‘s prayer list. The car needed a new starter, but since we put in a starter a year earlier, they put in a new one for free. I got a ride after work to where she was, and by then Jane had no inspiration to write the exposé. That idea had fizzled out. By 8:30 that evening, we both realized it was God who used a faulty starter to ground Jane, giving her a mandatory timeout. It wasn’t time for the exposé.


All day long I was getting texts from Jane, and it surprised me that she wasn’t angry, frustrated or anxious. I thought, “Who took the real Jane?” She was unusually calm in a situation in which she would have “naturally” been ballistic! At about 9 p.m. we were back at home. We laughed, thanked God for His sense of humor and went to bed.


God knew just how to keep Jane out of trouble, under the radar and happy all day long in a normally tiring and grueling situation.


Sometimes we just need to stay below the radar, stay invisible to the enemies, instead of going after them. Jesus did this with the scribes and Pharisees in Jerusalem. Jesus embarrassed them when they wanted him to authorize stoning the woman caught in adultery. They wanted to shut him up permanently.


“They took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by” (John 8:59). And the next thing we see is Jesus teaching more great truths and healing a man who was born blind. In the situation where the Pharisees were determined to stop Jesus, God put him undercover, and Jesus just walked through the crowd, but the enemy was unable to see him.


Jane was put in a timeout on her letter to the social media, but also the Lord has been showing us that we need to go undercover on some of our prayers as well. We have to ask for God to shield us under His wings and have angels scramble the air, so demons don’t hear all of our prayers. They don’t need to know what we’re up to.


Just like Jesus walked through the midst of that crowd and no one saw Him, we can pray powerful specific prayers that no enemies can see either. In the Old Testament times, God hid Elisha. He gave Elisha revelation on when the Syrians were going to ambush Israel. The Syrians found out where Elishah lived and a great army went down to arrest him. But God hid him.


“And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, ‘Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness.’ And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha” (2 Kings 6:18). Then when they were blinded, they couldn’t see that Elisha was the man they were after. “And Elisha said unto them, ‘This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek.  But he led them to Samaria” (v. 19). Elisha told them he’d take him to find the man they were after and led them right into the enemy’s camp!


God will hide us in plain sight if we need it, like He did for Jesus and Elisha. He will hide our prayers from the enemy and scramble their receptors if we ask. And He will go so far as to ground us and make us take a mandatory timeout if He sees our boldness could get us in too much trouble.


We are His warriors, and He is our camouflage.


Love, Carolyn






On Sunday night we experienced a tragic shooting here in Las Vegas. A 64-year-old man broke windows in his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and began shooting automatic weapons into a crowd gathered at a music festival across the street. Young and old were either running or getting down on the ground, trying to get away from the horror. Updated sources report at least 59 deaths and at least 527 people injured. Besides the many courageous people who were helping on the spot, someone put up a page on Facebook where people could respond to say they were okay.


When a friend directed me to the page the next day, I saw that people were posting all kinds of ways they were able to help. People waited in lines for 6 hours to give blood; others offered their homes to friends and families of the injured; several hotels offered rooms for free. Scores of people offered free rides to and from the airport, and anywhere people needed to go. Counselors offered free counseling for victims as well as family members and friends. There was information on how to locate their loved ones. People offered financial help, food, clothing, childcare, etc. It was and still is amazing to see how everyone has rallied to help.


No one is asking, “What religion are you?” “What nationality?” In this crisis, humans are just helping other humans. I just read the list again before writing this article, and I was thrilled to see that the offers and responses just keep coming. Tomorrow Jane and I will go after work to deliver food money for people who’ve come here to be with injured family members or friends, or the poor people who will have to stay to be at memorial services for those they’ve lost.


What I’ve seen in the past few days has restored my hope in humanity. God created all people with compassion and the ability to do a kindness. It’s so good to see it.


In case you haven’t read the parable of the Good Samaritan lately, I’ve included it here. It would be a good one to read to your kids too.


And for those of us who live here in Las Vegas, the trauma is not over. People will need our help for weeks to come. Keep praying. The Lord will show us to pray for specific things. And let’s be alert to traffic because people will be working long hours and will be tired and maybe extra grumpy too. Also, I heard that the need for blood in the upcoming days and weeks would continue, and the need for physical things as well. So let’s not forget about it.


Luke 10: 25-37:

“And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?


He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?


And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.


And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.


But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?


And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.


And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.


But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.


And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.


Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?


And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.”


Love, Carolyn





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“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another” (Rom. 12:5). Every person in the body of Christ is important, and we each have a path in life that our Lord Jesus leads us on if we are willing. Personally, I have found that the Lord doesn’t want me to follow just one leader, one group. There’s nothing wrong with being a member of one church or one group; it’s just not what the Lord has for everyone. God has been leading me for several years now, to listen to different preachers, different apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, and other members of the body of Christ who are not in church leadership but have things to say that connect with my spirit. I’ve been putting my articles out on the internet for 11 years, and I’ve mentioned things I’ve learned from various ministers, and sometimes included links to their sites. But please know that I am not indicating that I think you should follow them or become a member of their group. That is entirely a matter between you and God.


God knows who we are and He knows what each of us needs as far as spiritual insight at any given time in our lives. The Apostle Paul saw that in the first-century church, people were dividing up into different groups and he told them they were judging carnally. He told them every Christian is a minister:


“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.


“So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.


“Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor” (1 Cor. 3:5-8).


What is that labor God is talking about? Our labor is to walk by what the scriptures say and by what the Lord shows us through the Holy Spirit within us. It is our job to “try the spirits” in what we read or what we hear. Does it fit with what the Bible says? Does it resonate with the Spirit of God in us? “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God” (1 John 4:1).


At the time when Paul was teaching Timothy to be a good leader, there was a teaching in the church saying that the resurrection of the future, had already happened, so Paul gave this instruction, which applies today as well:


“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.


“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity” (2 Tim 2:15-17, 19).


There’s a saying, “Take everything with a grain of salt.” It means that when we hear something, we can accept it, but we should maintain a degree of skepticism about its truth. For us it means we can hear something new that we think is okay with the Word of God, and it may seem to resonate with Holy Spirit in us, but it has to be right with God. And He will always confirm the truth for us. Just watch for it.

Mark 16:20 tells us that after Jesus spoke to the disciples, “They went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.” It’s important in our times, just like it was in Jesus’ time to get confirmation.


We can’t just believe everything we hear from any preacher just because we happen to like them or happen to follow them on the internet. God expects us to be aware, be smart, be discerning. He will guide us to whoever or wherever we need to be, to hear what we need to hear at any particular time in our lives because He loves us so much. It’s an exciting journey!


Love, Carolyn





I was doing touchup in the high roller rooms at one of the local hotels. My knee started hurting, then my thigh, then my back. I forgot to just ask for wisdom from the Lord on what it was and what to do to make it go away. I took ibuprofen and was handling it myself. The pain subsided somewhat, but it wasn’t going away. I persevered on my own for about two weeks and it was wearing me down. I finally woke up spiritually, took it to the Lord and asked my roommate Jane to pray for me. I went off to work like every other day. Only this day I got the revelation of what was causing my pain and the revelation of how to get rid of it.


As I sat down on the floor to patch and touch up the baseboard and then crawled along to the next spot, I got the news flash – I was sitting in a scrunched down position with both legs tucked under me to the side and I was bent over. I put my legs on the other side and the same exact pinch happened on the other side and I realized I’d been sitting and crawling in this position for about two weeks, 7 hours a day. No wonder I was having pinches and pain. I made a conscious effort to change how I was positioning myself and the pain dissipated and is nearly gone.


Just because you don’t have an instant miracle of healing, doesn’t mean God’s not healing you. He’s given us many ways to get pain free and to get healed up.


God designed our bodies to heal themselves. If we take care of our bodies, natural healing comes faster.


Also, a key I’ve learned is that certain sicknesses and diseases and demons too need specific environments to thrive in, so changing our bodily environment on the inside will cause the disease to die or the destructive evil spirit to leave.


There’s much to learn about healing but whenever we get sick there is always one thing we should do first and that is:  take it to the Lord in prayer. Ask Him, “Should I go to the doctor? Ask someone to pray for me? Drink more water and take a couple aspirin? What should I do, Lord?”


We ask for His wisdom on what to do to get healed. God wants us to be healthy, so He’s glad to give us His wisdom.


James 3:17 says: “The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” And James 4:2 says: “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” So we need to ask.


If we’re unsure about really hearing from the Lord or unsure of what we think He answered, then we can ask a trusted Christian friend to corroborate or at least pray.


God says of himself, “I am the Lord that healeth thee” (Ex 15:27). Whether it be through a doctor, a prescription, a miracle, a dietary plan or just change your position on the floor like I had to do, a healthy body and a sound mind (2Tim. 1:7) are important in God’s good plan for our lives.


Love, Carolyn


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