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We live in a microwave generation. No more cooking popcorn the old fashioned way with all the kiddos gathering round the stove as mom sprinkles the seeds on the bottom of the pan and everyone watches for the kernels to erupt and the lid to rise with every snap, crackle and pop!

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Time to put your thinking-caps on.

Can you recall a Mother’s Day that is / was special to you. Maybe happy, sad, or all together indifferent.

Oh, I can think of ones way back when I was a kid and even though it was Mother’s Day and Mom still did all the cooking.

And then when I was a mom, I even did the same thing … but yet, is there one … just one that stands out.

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Have you ever had so many confirmations in one day that all you could say was, “Wow, God, Wow?”

Well, that’s how the day has been for me. From waking up from a powerful dream to our prayer call this morning.

What I could hear the Lord speak to my heart was, “WRITE! God has given you a platform, Del, so use it!”

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Here we are again with another 5 Minute Friday. Today may be the most important one so far. Our word this week is BEYOND. The minute I read our prompt for the week, the Holy Spirit spoke these words to me ~ Religious Freedom. So with the importance of these words, please follow with me and read on!

This is what I hear the Lord saying this morning

‘This election is more
than two candidates you see.
This election is so vital
to your religious liberty!

See if you don’t understand
the liberty you bare.
Then you’ll never stand and fight
for what is truly there!

In your churches you had freedom,
my children did you not?
Until the virus hit,
or have you forgot?

You could meet on every Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday too.
Until the government stepped in and said,
‘This is taken away from you.’

So once you understand
the freedom you’ve been given.
Will you see that if you loose it
It will be a very sad way of liven.”

The election and the battle that is raging over the frauud, that has taken place, (yes, I know it’s spelled wrong, but I also know they are tracking anything on the internet with that word,) is more than just the election. It is way BEYOND more than two candidates. If you are following everything that is going on, and all that has been discovered, we can not give in and believe it is over.

It is about who we are as americans and the freedoms we bare. Our freedom and so importantly our Religious Freedom has come with a price and right now we need to continue to educate ourselves in what has been done and how they are desperately trying to strip that away. WE MUST FIGHT! ONCE WE KNOW THE TRUTH THERE IS NO SITTING BACK. WE MUST FIGHT WITH ALL THAT WE HAVE WITHIN US!

It’s like the incident that took place in Teluk Dawan Village a few years ago. It was about a young boy, Yadi Putra, who went to the river near his house to fetch some water. Suddenly, a crocodile leaped out of the river and bit down on his left hand and used it to drag the boy into the water.

Yadi let out a cry that was immediately heardy by his 37-year-old mother, Rasmi, who was still in the house. She immediately ran to the river, where she estimated that her son had already been dragged far out into the water by the crocodile.

“I dove into the river to snatch my son from the crocodile’s bite, and after I swam toward it the crocodile it let go and ran away. I did not care if there was another crocodile who might attack me, all of a sudden, I was focused on saving my my son who had already been dragged as far as 15 meters,” Rasmi said, as she quoted while talking to reporters at the hospital where her son was taken after she had rescued him.

The article reported that her son suffered numerous injures on his body especially his left hand where the crocodile had bit him. That my friends is what is happening to our United States of America and our Religious Freedom!

The enemy of the soul of our nation is trying with all he has to snatch up our country and our freedoms. We must wake up before it is too late, grab hold of this reality just like that mom did for her son, and fight.

“Be strong all you people and work and I will be with you.” Haggi 2:4

How do we fight? I’m glad you asked. We Pray! We PRAY with all our might and seek God’s mercy over our nation. We decree that the enemy has no right to take our freedoms away. And, we ask God to enable us to open our eyes and see the truth of what is going on and how we are to wrestle in the spiritual realm to keep and take back what God has given to the United States of America.

Are you aware that there are MANY prayer calls going on all throughout the day? If you would like to join many who are praying please message me and will will give you the phone numbers where you can join in and be part of the warriors fighting this battle! Also, the release of my newest book, Walking In A Minefield, has just been released. In it, the Holy Spirit has given a step by step guide how to pray and intercede for what we are walking through right now.

It’s no mistake that my book has come our right now! It is not available on Amazon till June 1st, but if you’d like a copy, you can request on for only $ 10.00 and I can personally send one to you; just message me… You can check out my new book right here!

Thanks for stopping by, and I pray you will jon the fight and stand up and PRAY for our NATION… Remember this is far BEYOND just the election!

In His name,


It’s finally here! Stop by Sunday in time to begin your Christmas shopping!

We are in a battle like never before for the soul of our nation. The battle is not only physical, but spiritual. In this book, you will discover how to fight the battle in the spiritual realm.

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power” 2Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)

Discover from the Bible the authority God has given to you. Learn how to use that authority when and where it is needed. Learn how to tear down strongholds as the Holy Spirit leads to bring about Gods will for you and those around you.

This book is a much needed book to have in your arsenal for WARFARE! Chapter by chapter you will uncover the keys to VICTORY!

Be blessed through many true life stories of how God answered prayer while Walking through many Minefield’s in my own life!

Hope to see you Sunday.. November 29th … 1:00-3:00 PM

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God bless


So here we are with another 5-Minute Friday. Maybe the most important one I’ll ever pen. I can’t say for sure, because it hasn’t been created yet, but read on and then you tell me 🙂

The word this week —

Other than the word, COVID, I believe it’s the second most popular word in our vocabulary in 2020 — VOTE, do you agree? So, will you? Have you? and what will you do?

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After two years of writing, critiquing and dotting the “I’s” and crossing the “T’s” … it’s here!

My latest book, WALKING IN A MINEFIELD, is hitting the press.

click here to PEEK INSEDE my book!

My publisher has given the release date for the end of October, so it’s time to celebrate. How would you like to join me in the revealing of my book?

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Our President, Donald J. Trump has called Sunday March 15th as a National Day of Prayer.

How will you spend today? Maybe watching TV? Getting a few extra things done around the house? Catching up on phone calls to family or friends?

How about Pray? Yes, why not pray? Let us believe that this will be a Holy Day in America. A day where all Americans will put aside as a Day of Prayer and call out to Almighty God for His mercy. Let us pray for our United States of America and the entire world.

Vero Beach Aglow has set up a phone line where you can either listen to someone pray or you can join in.

Just dial 515-604-9000 then add your pin 167908#. And if you’d like to be on mute hit *6.

Let us join in, in one accord and honor this NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER and cry out as we ask for a healing on our entire land / world.

“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

Thanks for stopping by and see you on The Call and May God Bless America!

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