In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King

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“Today, we honor and celebrate Dr. King, a giant of the civil rights movement whose nonviolent resistance to the injustices of his era — racial segregation, employment discrimination, and the denial of the right to vote — enlightened our Nation and the world.”

“In the face of tumult and upheaval, Dr. King reminded us to always meet anger with compassion in order to truly ‘heal the hurts, right the wrongs and change society.’ It is with this same spirit of forgiveness that we come together to bind the wounds of past injustice by lifting up one another regardless of race, gender, creed, or religion, and rising to the first principles enshrined in our founding documents.”

“As a student of nonviolence, Dr. King called on us not to ‘satisfy the thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.’ In the national effort to achieve freedom and equality, and in this shared love of country, we must endeavor with all our might to meet the promissory notes endowed to us by our Founding Fathers, as Dr. King fervently wished.”

“With the same dream, faith, and hope championed by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we recommit to upholding his legacy and meeting our sacred obligation to protect the unalienable rights of all Americans.”

The president released the above proclamation for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


• For President Trump as he reminds the nation of Dr. King’s approach of compassion and forgiveness.

• For God to work through the president’s reminder to bring calm and unity.

• For Americans to return to a sense of familial love and the cooperative founding vision of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Pray for the president and his administration.

Pray for all elected officials in Congress.

Pray for God’s continued protection and blessing upon the United States of America.

Pray for your neighbors and fellow Americans.

Pray for peace and understanding with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4

The Fast

I’m referencing this in my new blog post “Prayer and Fasting.” This article taught me what I needed to know to start fasting regularly with my prayer and quiet time with the Lord!

Achor Valley Farm

glass of water

I wanted to share my latest effort in seeking out answers to my undiagnosed health issues.  I write this for those of you who may also be encountering an unwanted chronic health condition.  As a nurse I also feel like the safest thing to say, at this point, is that if you attempt fasting for health  reasons that you need to do so after consulting your physician.

As a christian, fasting has been something that I have done at times when I have had a heavy heart about some situation that needs divine intervention.  I have NEVER fasted for my own needs but only for the needs of family and friends.  I have always fasted in secret and later have  shared the amazing answers that I have received after God has intervened.  I have been a little conflicted about sharing this part of my search for healing because I believe strongly…

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He Holds Our Hand

I’ve not been able to keep up my blogging! This year, started Jan 1, my friend, @BeachGirl952 and I started a reading plan together. Here’s a snippet of how it’s going! All I can say is ditto back to her! Our God is an AWESOME God and He Reigns!!!


I begin each day in God’s word. I need and protect that time. It is essential to my well being.

This year, I’ve been so blessed to do a one year study with a friend. I look so forward to hearing her insight into the scriptures we read together daily. Mostly, it is what God says to me through his word that simply brings such hunger for more of Him more of His word.

From my quiet time, I learn something new.  I share these revelations with people that I’m praying for, because they are so perfect. Today was no exception. What He showed me, wasn’t just for me. It is to be shared. Always.

This Psalm,written by Asaph, fills me with such hope – he shows hope from faith even in our darkest moments -God never lets go of our hand! How reassuring and needed is that!

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Bill’s One Year Anniversary

From our Travel Adventures blog.

Follow the Tumble Lees!

Bill went to bed after we logged his 364th day of food, exercise and weight losses (and gains – he went up a pound or two here and there). We used the Lose It App and recommend it. Very easy to use once you get the hang of it!

It’s hard to believe it was a year ago when Bill received devastating news: He was at risk for a massive heart attack and/or had heart disease. WOW, what a shock since he was asymptomatic. I guess that’s why it’s called the silent killer. We’ve written a number of posts about the diagnosis and how he’s learned to live and THRIVE with it. The “Table of Contents” is found here if you missed the posts.  I wrote about it in my personal blog as we tried to keep this one for our travel adventures….but then, this was an adventure, just a…

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