Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mom Update

Dear Prayers,

Mom's strength is improving, but her leg is still quite red and hot. The doctor's added a third IV antibiotic yesterday in response to the leg's minimal improvement. Mom may actually need to be admitted to a rehab facility, because insurance won't continue to pay for acute care just for IV antibiotic therapy. We really want Mom to come home, so please pray her leg improves quickly.

Thanks for all the prayers!
Beautiful Grace :)

P.S. Mom's heart and kidney is working well!!! Praise Jesus!!! :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Prayer for Mom

Good morning,

Dad called me on Friday morning, Mom was on the floor and he couldn't get her up. Fire and I lifted her back into bed, and I started the emergency antibiotics as prescribed (her left leg was red and hot again). However, because she gets sick so fast, and it causes her to be incapacitated, Mom was admitted to the Hospital. She has already improved and was even able to be out of bed in a chair yesterday! (Praise, Jesus!!!)

Please pray that the infection would resolve and NOT RETURN! Also, please pray for wisdom for Mom. She has never been one to sit around, and on Thursday she was outside weeding and planting flowers. She does too much and then her body's defenses become weakened and she gets infected.

Thank you all!

With Much Love...
Beautiful Grace :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Experiencing Heaven Through Our Five Senses: Part Five, Tasting Him

Experiencing heaven through the five senses of hearing, feeling, seeing, smelling and finally, tasting can draw us closer to the One who holds our hearts close to His heart, causing the objects of His affection to know Him in deeper, more intimate ways. The more acquainted we become with this all powerful King, the more His unmatched beauty, unending power, holy justice and everlasting, passionate love becomes apparent. Knowing Him like this encourages a holy passion in His Beloved, which no earthly thing, physical or abstract, compares. This goal is ultimate, surpassing all other pursuits!

Although I have experienced Jesus through the former four senses, tasting Him eludes me, but that will not hinder in the writing of this last post in the series. Because of my personal inexperience with this particular sense, I report the experience of a trustworthy man, Mr. P., who has experienced heaven through all five of his senses, taste included. He described the wonder of smelling and tasting a wine scent as Jesus (His Holy Spirit) was passing by, while visibly witnessing the affects of this One Who is powerful and true as He touched the hearts of people who were positioned along His pathway.

Song of Solomon 1:3 & 4 "[And she continues] The odor of your ointments is fragrant; your name is like perfume poured out. Therefore do the maidens love you. Draw me! We will run after you! The king brings me into his apartments! We will be glad and rejoice in you! We will recall [when we were favored with] your love, more fragrant than wine. The upright [are not offended at your choice, but sincerely] love you." Amplified Bible

I believe intimate experiences as the ones described in this series will propel the Bride of Christ into His arms, causing her to be the beloved in whom no spot is found, desired by the King because of her beauty which manifests as submissive and reverent honor of Him Who deserves all praise, all worship, all allegiance...Who deserves ALL!!!

Every sense opened to You, Jesus, to know You and to fall deeper in love with You!!! Bless all who read this with many encounters with You, the One True King! AMEN!!!

Your Bride
by Beautiful Grace
Thanksgiving 2004

She is a bold lion, listening and obeying.
She runs after her beloved Shepherd,
Not caring what others think.

Her passion for the Lord evidences itself without reserve.
She hides no emotion, whether tears or joy,
Because that is who her Bridegroom made her to be.

Love flows so naturally from her being,
Love put there from above, a gift of sorts,
In order to walk through life on earth pleasing her Master.

Rivers of Living Water flow
As this love is released to those around her,
A cool drink of spiritual refreshment in a dry and weary land.

Those who know her marvel at the favor of the Most High God
Which rests on her very life.

Many join with her in song,
The song of the Bride.
They listen carefully for the voice of the Son.
It is His song they sing,
Repeating the words of it back to Him.

The Bride and Bridegroom’s voices ring together throughout the land
Perfect harmony and melody together blended.
The unity of song releases the power and glory of the Father.

A wave of glory washes over the land,
Wiping away all that is not pleasing to Him.
What remains has been washed by this holy flood,
Cleansed, strong, and true.

Make me that Bride, Lord.
You have the power to accomplish anything!

Revelation 22:17 "The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost." Amplified Bible

Update:  Check out this article by Jim Goll for more information on discernment through our senses.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Experiencing Heaven Through Our Five Senses: Part Four, Smelling Him

Fragrant scents fill the atmosphere in springtime, reminding of blossoming buds, pollinating plants, billowing breeze, and drizzling droplets of rain. Not only is Creation filled with vibrant colors, diverse tactile experiences, and soothing sounds but many varied scents. The Creator reveals Himself as the Grand Artist of the universe, and our God delights in displaying Himself to those who would desire to know Him by hearing Him, feeling Him, seeing Him, smelling Him and tasting Him.

Presently, I have had only one olfactory experience, but God used that experience to break a chain that had attempted to bind me.

God clearly spoke in the fall of 2007, asking me, "Will you still love and trust Me if you can't feel Me?" Impulsively, I answered, "Of course, Jesus!" Almost immediately, the touch of my Beloved ceased. I continued to see Him through dreams and visions and hear His voice directing, encouraging and warning, but my Beloved did not allow me to feel His touch.

This "no feeling Him" season continued through the winter and spring of 2008, a year which God had promised would be one of "New Beginnings." By the summer, I began to hear the reviling of the evil one, "Why would He want to touch you?" I would counter with reminding the evil one how much the Lord had revealed Himself to me previously. The battle in my mind continued to intensify, and I began imploring my Bridegroom to touch me again.

August arrived, and with that, I served as one of the youth leaders for the Fuel Ministry's annual youth conference "Burn." By this time, I had stopped imploring the Lord to touch me. I just continued to draw near to Him.

During the first worship session of "Burn," I was again battling the evil one in my mind. Evil started casting up past sins, ones already repented of and forgiven by Jesus. Responding to the accusations, I reminded the evil one of the purity provided for me by Jesus. It was during this battle when a fellow youth leader friend, M., walked by me several times, finally stopping to whisper in my ear,

"Do you have vanilla perfume on?" I rarely wear perfume, and I definitely did not own any vanilla perfume. My friend said, "The scent of vanilla is strong, and it's coming from you."

Deeply inhaling, I attempted to smell this heavenly scent, but could not. I began to ask Jesus to allow me to smell this heavenly scent, and faintly the sweet smell of vanilla was detected.

After the service I asked my friend what vanilla means, and she directed me to speak with Pastor J. who had had olfactory experiences in worship. Pastor J. told me vanilla means PURITY! Jesus hadn't been perceptibly touching me, but He did allow me to sense Him through smell, reminding me of the purity He alone can bestow! My soul was overcome with love for my Jesus!!!

The next afternoon while riding the bus to get to the evening session of "Burn," I suddenly began to feel Jesus like electricity on my skin. Oh, how thankful, I was to feel Him once again!!!!

Since I have had only one olfactory experience, I gathered reports from other lovers of Jesus and their experiences. Livin' Life reported smelling fresh baked bread a few times during prayer (Jesus is the Bread of life, John 6:35), and Livin's husband, smelled a sweet floral fragrance, unlike that of earthly perfume. One man is my church smells freshly tilled ground on someone when they are ready to receive Jesus!!!

Jesus, we want to experience all that You desire to reveal! However You choose to reveal Yourself, we receive You!!! Open up our senses to You, cause us to know You in a personal way!!!! In the great name of Jesus, AMEN!!!!

P.S. I feel Him touching my head!!!! :)


Several months ago I dreamed that Jesus handed me a hydrangea.  It was so sweet smelling in the dream and I awoke continuing to smell the beautiful fragrance.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Experiencing Heaven Through Our Five Senses: Part Three, Seeing Him

I realize this subject may be foreign and even a little scary, to some of my blog readers. Ask yourself, why would we be frightened by God desiring to speak to us, touch us or even by God allowing us to see into the spiritual realm? My suggestion is to search the Scripture, and ask Jesus about all of this. There was a time in my life when I wasn't able to receive the things about which I have been posting.

Seeing into the spiritual realm provides clarity for the circumstances in which we find ourselves, yet sometimes, seeing just stirs up more questions. This has been my observation with experiencing God through the sense of sight. As much as I love Him, I do remember that GOD IS GOD, PERIOD! His ways definitely are higher than mine and His thoughts much deeper, therefore, I do not always understand what He is allowing me to see.

1 Corinthians 13:12 "For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality asin a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God]." Amplified Version

I am a dreamer, and have been one since childhood. What does the word of God say about "seeing" through dreams/visions?

Matthew 1:20 Joseph is instructed to take Mary as his wife by an angel in a dream.

Matthew 2:12 The wise men were warned not to return to Herod through a dream.

Matthew 2:13 Joseph was told to flee to Egypt with Mary and Jesus while dreaming.

Acts 2: 7-21 God's Spirit is poured out in the last days manifesting in prophesy, dreams, visions.

Genesis 40-41 Israel and Egypt are saved from famine because of God's instructions through dreams.

As a young girl, I did not understand that God still uses dreams today in order to communicate encouragement, direction, and warning. Today, I look forward to my sleep time, anticipating what God may reveal. Through this blog, I have already given examples of how God has used my sense of sight to encourage, direct and warn. He has encouraged by revealing a DNA molecule, directed by floating red, high-topped sneakers, and warned by a bride fighting to retain her crown.

Several years ago, I had a dream which I will not forget. I was in a school, the warning bell had rung, and it was time to go to my locker to get my books for the next class. I approached my locker, number 137, noticing that the word DESTINY was spray painted over it in large red letters. I was unable to open the combination lock, and because of this, became more and more anxious. I didn't want to be late for class! I looked down the hall to my left and noticed a friend had opened her lock without difficulty, grabbed her books and headed to class. I didn't understand why I was having such difficulty in opening my lock. Suddenly, behind me, I heard the janitor say, "I'll take care of that lock for you." He easily removed the lock and opened the locker door. I reached into the locker and found no books. I became anxious again, thinking, I won't be prepared for class! At the bottom of the locker, I found an envelope. Inside was a bill, which I thought was unpaid. Again this caused distress to rise up. I opened the to envelope to find that my father had already paid the bill. I was debt free!!!!!

The interpretation of the dream is that my destiny is locked up. I observe other Christians appear to be able to open the door to their destiny without difficulty. The locker number-137, was the goal weight that I had set during a period of dieting. The janitor, representing Jesus, was the One Who unlocked my destiny/goal. I thought that my destiny rested on studying, but in reality, my destiny/goal only relies on the fact that my debts (sins) have been paid by my Father (God). I woke up with deep peace flooding my soul.

Friends, ask the Lord to open your eyes that you may see Him. There is nothing better than having the God of the universe encourage and direct your life!!!

Holy Spirit, You are pouring yourself out on all flesh. Cause ALL FLESH to not only hear and feel You, but to see You as well. May the Spirit of the Living God reveal Himself in greater measures to you today in Jesus' name, AMEN!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

Spring Mix with Sliced Onion, Halved Grape Tomatoes,
Garlic Croutons
Broiled Buttery Garlic Bread

Beef Tips with Sliced Mushrooms in a Creamed Sauce
Over Egg Noodles

My Mother Dear
Layers of Oreo Cookies, Cream Cheese/Whipped Topping,

Vanilla Pudding and Whipped Topping

Saturday, May 9, 2009


The following word was released by Chuck Peirce through an e-mail communication I received yesterday. This message spoke deeply to my spirit; I trust it will speak to you as well.

Blessings and Much Love,

Beautiful Grace


"A surprise anointing is coming. I am coming to anoint you in your present field but the anointing is for something I will send you into. Once I anoint you, you will see the structure and the ruling force and the distressing spirit that is waiting to stop you. This distressing spirit is resisting your next level of promotion. You must have the sound that will cause this spirit to retreat. You have gotten used to operating in one anointing but I will surprise you with a new anointing! You must wait for this new anointing. You must pause and wait for this new anointing.

"Today is the day for your salvation to mature. You've been working in one field and I am coming to surprise you in that field with an anointing. However, the anointing is not for the field you are presently laboring in. This is a time of rearranging assignments. I will find you in your present field and anoint you for the place I have for you. Once you receive the anointing, you will also see the distressing spirit that will hinder your progress. I will allow a foreseeing. (Thank Him right now that once the anointing comes, you will foresee the enemy structure that you will contend with.) Many are contending without the anointing. I will find you in the field and surprise you with the anointing, and then you will foresee the war ahead.

"You are attempting to go up against an enemy with an anointing that you have already received instead of waiting for the anointing I am bringing and letting Me show you the enemy that you will be contending with. I must set the course today through the anointing of how you will pray. I must set the course today through the anointing. This will determine how you will pray and stand in the days ahead. Lay down the way you have been praying and wait for your target.

"Let Me redefine your burden. This is not the burden you would choose. I will wash away the anxiety of your last burden and redefine your burden. You have gotten off target in your assignment. You have been so determined to stay spiritually focused in the way that you are going that you are missing My assignment. I am giving new assignments and giving new burdens and raising up new intercessory calls. This will stop some of the warfare that you are experiencing. This is a time when you must listen and must quickly enter into your pause (Selah). If not, you will be determined to correct when I am not correcting. You will misrepresent Me in the moment. I must have a people who represent Me in the moment, for moments are getting shorter. I must have a people who represent Me in the moment.

"I want to overthrow the POVERTY SPIRIT that you have contended with in the past season, but you keep contending the same way you have always contended. The way you are contending is not against the distressing spirit that is holding you captive. Only the anointing can reveal the spirit. Only the anointing can change your perception. Only the anointing can cause you to see the way I would have you see. I must give you the anointing!

"That is why I chose David out in the field. He knew nothing about the spirit he would be contending with. Therefore, I anointed him and then sent him on the battle field. He knew nothing about the battlefield. He just knew when he heard the enemy speak. I am getting you to a place where you can hear when the enemy speaks, and that is what I would have you go up against - what the enemy is saying and how the enemy is portraying himself. These are key moments, and the moments are shorter than normal for the victory you must attain.

"I am not asking you to address this enemy first with words. Rather, I have a sound you first must receive. This sound will go before you. The sound will come from the anointing and will cause the enemy to back off. This will give you a reprieve in your warfare. You are not defeating the enemy yet, but the enemy will back off to give you a reprieve to gain your authority. This is a time of reprieve for authority development. This is a time of new authority. I am raising you up. New assignments are coming. It will be as if you have just been called from the field, like David. I am not just calling the young for the new assignments. I am calling those that will enter in and operate the way I operate. First hear the sound that is confronting the enemy.

"If you use words (rather than sound) in the beginning, the enemy of the last structure will grab hold of you. I am setting the course for a new structure upon you. I'm calling you out and developing a new sound within you. I'm causing you to hear the sound. Allow the sound to mix with your anointing, and then I will send you forth to confront the word that the enemy is speaking."

Friday, May 1, 2009

Swine Flu: To Panic Or Not -- That Is The Question

Dear Blog Readers,

Here is a reprint of an article about the Swine Flu. Please do not be taken by the spirit of fear which runs rampently through the news media. Use common sense: wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing, and if you're sick don't go out in public. Science Daily is a secular magazine.

ScienceDaily (Apr. 30, 2009) — Thanks to the 24-hour media coverage about swine flu, we’re all aware that a potential flu pandemic could be high. But before you stock up on face masks and hand sanitizer, it’s important to put some things in perspective.

William Sutker, M.D., chief of infectious diseases at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas says that first and foremost, we should remain calm.

“As of now, there is no need for people to panic. So far, there have been very few cases reported,” says Dr. Sutker. “At this point, it is unclear if the swine flu outbreak will develop in to a full blown pandemic.”

Although there are many myths and misconceptions floating around, Dr. Sutker says the facts about swine flu are these:

Swine flu or H1N1, is a particular strain of Type A flu (Type A and Type B are the usual strains seen every year). Swine flu is typically associated with pigs and usually contracted by those who have close contact with the animals. However, this strain can be spread from person to person.

Swine flu is treatable. “Although the type of flu we saw this season was not sensitive to some of the common antivirals that were available, swine flu is,” says Dr. Sutker. He says it can be treated with Tamiflu and Relenza, available by prescription. However, Dr. Sutker adds that these medications should be used carefully as overuse could lead to drug-resistant strains of the virus.

So far, 40 people in the United States have been diagnosed with swine flu. In comparison, anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the population in the United States is diagnosed with human strains of the flu every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The symptoms of swine flu are mild. Although the symptoms for swine flu are similar to those of the regular flu, such as fever, chills, body aches and coughing, they are no worse than regular flu symptoms. “However, there seems to be an increase in nausea and vomiting amongst those infected with swine flu. Again, these symptoms can be associated with regular strains of the flu as well.”

You can not get swine flu from pork products. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists you can not catch swine flu from food products.

Dr. Sutker adds that the most powerful weapon in our defense against swine flu is basic flu prevention protocol. Just like any other strain of the flu, swine flu is spread by coughing, sneezing, etc. so in order to protect yourself—or to avoid spreading it if you are infected—practice good respiratory etiquette. Follow these tips:

Wash your hands. “Hand hygiene can not be stressed enough,” advises Dr. Sutker. “Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer. As always, this is the single most important prevention technique that we have available.”

Cover your cough or sneeze. “Flu, like any other contagious respiratory disease, is spread by contact with infected droplets such as those released during a cough or sneeze.” Cough or sneeze in to a tissue and throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your shirt sleeve or hand, but make sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.

Avoid public places if you have been exposed. “Any crowded area is the last place you should be if you think you have been exposed,” says Dr. Sutker. “Do your friends, family and co-workers a favor and stay home. You will not only spare them becoming infected too, but you’ll need the rest in order to get better.”

If you think you are infected, see your doctor. “We are advising people to avoid going to their local emergency room if they are feeling sick as they can easily become overwhelmed,” adds Dr. Sutker. “Instead, make an appointment to see your family physician so they can start treatment immediately.”