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In Your Father’s House – There Is Unconditional Love!

-And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son [I no longer deserve to be recognized as a son of yours]! But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet bring out that [wheat-]fattened calf and kill it; and let us revel and feast and be happy and make merry, Because this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!

-Luke 15:21-23


Hey Neighbor,

I remember as  naive teenager, I couldn’t wait to break free from the nest…that was my parents’ house. I was the youngest of three and both my older siblings had already left home, had both gotten married and had begun to have children and homes of their own.

I thought I was also ready and prepared to manage my own life, but like many of us,  I had no clue how difficult it would be to make it on my own…and like many I found that without the financial support of my family, I could not make it. From time to time, I needed to be able to lean on mother and father… and many times I needed them to hold me up…and because they loved me, they did so, unconditionally…And I thank God for them!

Do you Remember the parable of the prodigal son? Luke 15:11-32

The Father in this story had two sons and his younger son decided that it was time for him to break free from the family nest, so he packed up his his things, took his inheritance, and left his father’s house.

Well, this naive young man found that he did not have much success without his father around to lean upon…and although his father had given him his portion of his inheritance, he found himself broke (financially) and broken (of heart)…literally sitting in a messy pigsty. Luke tells us he was sent to the pig pen by a stranger because he was homeless, he had no where to go…he had sinned and had recklessly spent his fortune and found himself so hungry…and so desperate that instead of feeding  the pigs, he would rather have eaten the pigs’ carob pods himself,  if it would have diminished the pangs of hunger.

Jesus is our story teller here…teaching us a parable…a lesson about morality…reminding us that when this boy finally came to himself…he remembered his father and the support available to him in his father’s house. He remembered that in his father’s house, even the servants were not of want and suffered no lack… yet here he was…a young man who had been accustomed to an especially extravagant lifestyle, was now living in a total state of desperation.

Jesus tells us that there had come a famine and this boy had fallen behind and was in a state of great want…He wanted to go home!!

He had found himself in need of many things…things that his father could provide for him…safety, food, shelter, clothing etc…But what he needed most of all was unconditional love, although he had made such a terrible mess of his life…

Well, if you know how the story ends, We learn that this prodigal son did receive the unconditional love of his father, who had welcomed his son back home with opened arms.

Are you ready to come home??

Have you yet come to reality, finding yourself sitting in the ‘mess-of-a-life’ that you have made? Have you fallen behind, dragging your feet in the guilt and condemnation of sin, because Satan has lied to you, telling you that you are not worthy of God’s love?

Well the truth is: You don’t have to wallow in that pigsty any longer. God has been watching and waiting for you to come to yourself and to get up and drag yourself on back home, where you can always lean on Him. He will hold you up and stabilize Your Life, because He Loves You!!

He is waiting and will receive you with His Unconditional Love…all you have to do is just Repent…turn away from the sin that has enslaved you for a time…and return to God Today!

Your Loving Father awaits You with His Arms Wide-Open!!

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Thanks For Stopping By…Until next time,

Remember….

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

 

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God Has Heard Your Cries and He Has Sent Deliverance!!

-LORD, HOW they are increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are saying of me, There is no help for him in God. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that.

Psalms 3:1-4

 

Hey Neighbor,

The Lord sits high upon his throne and looks low onto the earth at His people. He sees our tears. He’s witness to our suffering and his hands long to remove the heaviness of the world from our failing flesh. He says Look unto me, reach out your hand and take upon my yoke and release the hefty weight of your burdensome load. Cry out to me! Ask me for help! I hold the heart of the king in my hands and I can turn it in your favor or I can crush it, if in his vain, futile rebellion he does not submit.

Remember God always wins and He also causes us to triumph…as one songwriter says…that means He makes Us win!!

Look at the Hebrews that suffered under Pharoah in Egypt…day after day, their baby boys were being mercilessly thrown into the River Nile, but the cries of those weeping mothers had mounted up to the heavens and were heard at the throne of Grace. And God, in His mercy, sent deliverance…In the form of a beautiful baby boy who’s own little life was spared as he floated down the River Nile in a papyrus basket, bound for Pharoah’s household. He was no doubt an answer to the cries of a barren mother, Pharaoh’s daughter. She received him as her own son, in spite of him being a Hebrew child, and he was raised up as a prince in Pharaoh’s house. But as he grew…he could not bear to watch the oppressive treatment of his people, so he rebelled and would not submit to the will of his father, Pharoah, who had enslaved the Hebrews under the burdensome task of resurrecting monuments to celebrate his idolatrous rule and reign in this World. But Our God, The One who rules and reigns on high, once again heard the sound of the groans and cries that had stretched up to heaven although He had already seen firsthand the needless suffering of his ‘special’ people…Those whom he had handpicked and whom He had called ‘His Own.’ He saw how they had been misused and mistreated and forced to serve Pharaoh, who in his own vain imaginations, believed that he was the god over these People. Pharaoh had boldly usurped God’s authority, making himself Lord and King over those who were not ‘his own!’ He had no idea that he was merely a pawn on the Chess Game of God! God was using Pharaoh, hardening his Stone-cold heart as a means to turn the hearts of His Chosen People, Israel, back to Him.

Neighbor, God also holds your heart in his hand…does it beat for Him? Does it thirst for the life-giving blood of Jesus? Is it occupied by the presence of the Holy Spirit?

If Your answers are No!…Then You can change all of that right now!! God Loves You and It is not His will that you should continue to suffer.

God Has Heard Your Cries and He has Sent Deliverance!!

God Gave to You His Only Son, Jesus!!
And Jesus came to Give You Life…and Life More Abundantly!!

You can submit to God’s Will today, by receiving Jesus Christ as Your Personal Savior. There’s no hard work involved…if you will simply believe that Jesus Christ is the Resurrected Son of God. And confess with your mouth that “Jesus is Lord!” and Ask him to be the The King and Lord of Your Life….then instantly, Your heart will beat and circulate the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ into your Soul, as the Holy Spirit takes up residence in your own spirit, insuring that You have received God’s Salvation.

God is Listening…Cry out to Him today and receive Jesus!!

Give Him Your Heart and He will give You Everlasting Life!!

Thanks For Stopping By, Neighbor!
Until Next a Time, Remember…

God Loves You and So Do I!!
-Tam

 

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Can’t Sleep…Read the Psalms!!

-I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies
(Psalms 6:6)

Hey Neighbor,

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Did you know that David wrote most of the 150 Psalms? This was his mental/emotional therapy as he suffered through the greatest trials of his life. Read Psalms 6:6 above again….

Here David describes his own experience with insomnia and great mourning. Notice that he describes a night, devoid of sleep. I can imagine that his eyes were red and heavy with bags underneath because he tells us that he has been awake all night crying intensely. Of course his pillow is not literally soaked, nor his bed flooded, but David wants us to know that he has had a long, tear-filled night, crying out to God for fear of his enemies.

Well, like David, I needed some mental/emotional therapy also, because I’ve been battling some health issues and I’ve found myself struggling with my own bouts of insomnia…For hours and hours, through what seemed like endless night after endless night, My mind would just race like crazy with thoughts of impending doom, until I finally decided to take the Holy Spirit’s advice to calm myself, during my long worry-filled nights with a Psalm to Lord, so I wrote my own psalm….After all, a psalm is simply a poem, only it was written to be sung to the Lord as a hymn. It is a poem that reveals the emotional intensity of someone’s personal experience with suffering and/or sometimes celebration…We’ll, I certainly would have rathered be awake at 3am celebrating, but unfortunately, my experience was that of suffering…Here’s my Psalm!!
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Your life for mine, the ghost You gave
and my wretched sins, yes You forgave
So that the windows of my soul might see your face,
‘Til then I abide in that secret place
Awaiting the day my eyes behold Your Light,
sitting next to my Father- just there at His right
Grasping tightly to Your word, Lord I still stand
Praying for the mercy of your healing hand
Though sudden death lurks all about
And it’s hard for me to silence the doubt
I’ve questioned your will because of my fear
Still believing You know me and my prayers You still hear
I know it’s Not long before Your Love is revealed
And I’ll will shout to the world,
YES, I am healed!!!

I hope that you were comforted by my Psalm and that it re-stimulates your confidence in God and reminds You that He is still with You, even in your time of trouble…when His voice seems silent and when it seems His face cannot be found…He wants Us to lay our worries and concerns upon Him…not within Ourselves…lest anxiety take root in Our lives.

So, Remember This…As I am also reminded by the Holy Spirit!!
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-You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ – eternal and glorious plans they are! – will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does!!
(1 Peter 5:8)

And Remember This Also….

God Loves You and So Do I!!
-Tam

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Jesus Has A Warrant Out For Your Salvation!!

-Or what woman, having ten [silver] drachmas [each one equal to a day’s wages], if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and look carefully and diligently until she finds it-
(Luke 15:8)

Hey Neighbor,

 

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Jesus was an Awesome Story Teller….

In Luke 15:8-10, He Tells a Parable about a woman who had lost a coin…Well this woman had obviously misplaced one of her silver coins and had begun to despair over it. Now when she realized that one of the coins was missing, it must have been in the evening time, because scripture tells us that she needed light…so she lit a lantern.

You see…this woman couldn’t rest because she needed to locate the thing that she had lost…and she needed the light to help her navigate her way through the maze of furniture, in the darkness.

So She began to clean her house…Can you picture her sweeping the dirt floor, bending down to look underneath the furniture and peering behind the doors, emptying baskets, and wiping the dust from the tables. We don’t know how long the woman searched…but it is quite possible that she was up all night…she was steadfast and determined to spot out her lost coin of silver…when suddenly, her eyes finally noticed the sparkle of the coin, reflected by the light. She had found it!!…and what did she do??

She ran to her neighbors houses, awaking them…to share the Good News, so that they might come to celebrate this joyous occasion!!

-And when she has found it, she summons her [women] friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the silver coin which I had lost-
(Luke 15:9)

The thing that was lost..was now found!!

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So what’s so significant about this story??

Well Jesus has been looking for You…He has been shining His Light of Salvation out for You!!

Stop Running!!

Stop Hiding!!

Let Him Find You!!

And Let His Love come upon you…

because No matter what you’ve done in the past…

…and no matter how long you’ve been running from Him…

Jesus Still Wants You!!

Let His Holy Spirit come in and Clean-Up Your Spiritual House – From top to bottom – From the inside out!!

Receive Jesus Today – Pray This Prayer:
I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He took on ALL of my sins on the Cross at Calvary and died in my place.

Jesus, I welcome you into my heart and want You to be the Lord of my Life. I believe that today I have received Your Holy Spirit, as a security deposit as a guarantee of My Salvation!!

Jesus, Thank You for Saving Me!!

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If You Just prayed this prayer…Guess What??

You Are Saved!!

And….Now there is a celebration going on in heaven!!

And…This Party is Just For You!!!

So Go!!…Run and Tell Your Neighbors that You have been Saved…and invite them to Your Salvation Party!!

Guess What…Jesus Will Be There!!

-Even so, I tell you, there is joy among and in the presence of the angels of God over one [especially] wicked person who repents (changes his mind for the better, heartily amending his ways, with abhorrence of his past sins-
(Luke 15:10)

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Today’s message is particularly directed to those that have not Yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior. Share This Good News about Christ By Forwarding this Message to Someone You Love Who needs Jesus!!

Thanks For Stopping By…Until We Meet Again,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam
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God 👉 Pointed Us To His Healing Herbs!! – Part 3

-For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it-

(Isaiah 55:10)
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Hey Neighbor,

So Dr. Sultan Told Us that Allie Was Allergic to ‘Mold’…it’s not the mold that builds up in a wet basement, but it is a mold that lives and grows inside the intestines called, Candida Albicans – Often referred to as a ‘Yeast Overgrowth.’

You See every Man or Woman has both Good and Bad bacteria in their bodies… When the bad bacteria outnumbers the good bacteria…food allergies are born.

However, these Food Allergies/Sensitivities are actually just a symptom…not the root cause.  These allergies are a reflection of the imbalance of organisms inside of the digestive tract…trying to tell US that there are invaders growing in the intestines!!

Many of Us are experiencing these symptoms…although not realizing it…because We are accustomed to taking a pain pill or little Benadryl to suppress Our discomforts.

But Our bodies are trying to communicate to Us…that it’s Immune Sytem is overwhelmed!!

Most people don’t realize that 80% of Our body’s immunity (the body’s ability to fight sickness and disease) lies in the small intestines.

So in essence…Our body’s (external) condition is a direct reflection of the body’s (internal) condition…Inside of Our digestive tracts!!

You really Are…What You Eat!!

Our body does not recognize many of the pre-packaged, processed foods that we eat in our homes and/or restaurants.

Nor does the body recognize the hi-fructose-corn syrup that’s in most of our sweet beverages.

And the body certainly does not recognize the ‘man-made’ additives, preservatives, pesticides/herbicides, hormones, steroids, etc. that ‘Man’ has mixed in…sprayed on…and injected into Our Food!!

All of these things contribute to killing our ‘friendly’ or good intestinal bacteria – This condition is called, Intestinal Dysbiosis.

This is where many of Our sicknesses and diseases begin!!

It is an imbalance in digestive flora – (good gut bacteria vs. bad gut bacteria) – This dysbiosis produces inflammation in the gut…leaving Your last meal partially undigested in the gut!!

So Where does this undigested or partially digested meal Go??

It will try to go up…if it can’t get out – This is why many people experience Acid Reflux, which is nothing more than a dirty digestive tract where bad bacteria can live and grow!!

Also…because many of Us are not ‘regular’…these partially digested meals never make it out of the constipated body.

Most doctors consider an individual to be constipated, if he/she does not have a bowel movement three times/week.

That is unacceptable!!

God designed our bowels to move every 8 hours…on average…so if Our bowels are not moving at least once/day…and Our feces is hard as a rock because it’s been trapped in the body 2-4+ days…Then We ARE definitely experiencing Constipation!!

Consider this!!…If We are eating, on average, three meals/day…but only eliminating 1 of those meals/day…then 2 meals are still left trapped in the body!!

It’s Simple Math…3-1=2!!

Those 2 trapped (partially digested) meals begin to rot and mold inside of the body.

When the pipes of Our body’s sewer system gets clogged up…the waste begins to putrefy and pollute the bloodstream..causing the organs to suffer!!

The longer these toxins remain trapped in the intestines…the longer they are recycling through the bloodstream, polluting the bloodstream and causing all 78 of Our organs to suffer. Particularly, the liver…whose job is to filter invaders out of Our bloodstream.

Now Remember…We had cleaned Allie Out!!

She was no longer Constipated, but the Candida overgrowth had a ‘strong-hold’ on her health and this yeast was hiding in her intestines and invading her bloodstream.

Candida…like any organism, does not want to die…So it will Fight to Live!!

So…Allie’s  little body was working overtime…making histamine – to try to flush-out these invaders (allergens) which had fought past her weak, and overworked liver.

So here…again…comes the oozing and itching, shortly after each meal…because Allie’s little organs were constantly at work…struggling to eliminate these toxins from her body…but they could not!!

So Dr. Sultan put Allie on the ‘Elimination Diet.’  This Diet gave her Liver a chance to Rest…while We were introducing God’s Healing Herbs into her body.

Dr. Sultan explained that it can take 4-6 days for any food to be completely eliminated from a body that is functioning properly.

So…Our instructions were to remove All Foods from her diet and to introduce only 1 single-ingredient food (with no additives, pesticides, herbicides, etc.) into her diet every 4-6 days -for example – Organic spinach.

We decided to Try…Every 4 days vs. 6.

So…on Sunday, Mon, Tues, and Wednesday…Allie could only eat Organic Spinach for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner…and for snacks.

Wow!!

We blanched the fresh spinach leaves in hot water and added only sea salt. And when we saw no allergic reaction…Then We deemed Spinach a ‘safe’ food for Allie.

Now…On Thursday, We were able to add a second (single-ingredient) food + the ‘safe’ Organic Spinach – for example – Organic chicken Backs.

We chose organic Chicken backs because they were affordable (with no hormones, steroids, or, additives, etc.).

We simply boiled the chicken…adding only sea salt and served it with the blanched spinach.

So We continued with this Elimination diet…introducing only (1) new food into Allie’s diet for Months on end.

While Allie’s liver was resting…Dr. Sultan began treating Allie with an oral anti-fungal medication to kill the ‘Yeast’ Overgrowth in her gut!!

When she completed the prescription anti-fungal…we continued to battle the yeast with herbs.  We rotated the Anti-fungal herbs ‘Caprylic Acid,’ ‘Olive Leaf Extract,’ and ‘Oil of Oregano.’…while introducing ‘friendly’ or good bacteria into her intestines with the herb, ‘Kyodophilus.’

To feed her liver, We introduced the herb, ‘Milk Thistle,’ and for rebuilding her immune system, We introduced ‘Alpha-lipoic Acid.’

With each ‘safe’ meal, we also introduced herbal ‘digestive enzymes.’

We introduced a daily ‘green-drink’ rich in vitamins/minerals and amino acids to ‘cool’ down her inflamed body…and also, to feed and strengthen all the Organs in her body with optimum nutrition.

Also…There was ‘Cod Liver Oil’ and Fish Oil’ to continue to reduce attack the inflammation in her body.

God is So Awesome!!

He was healing Our Child…without aggressive prescription steroids and harmful antibiotics

He Was Showing Us that He Was The Almighty God and that He Would Receive the Glory For Allie’s Healing…but We had to Receive His Grace to Be Patient and To Learn To Trust His Ways…and Not ‘Mans!!’

-Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon. For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord-

(Isaiah 55:7)

God Planted A Garden in Eden…Full Of Trees, Plants, Fruits, Flowers…nuts and seeds to Nourish Our Bodies…These Are God’s Healing Herbs!!

If We Will Forsake Our Ways Of Feeding Our Bodies…And Return To Gods Ways Of Nourishing Our Bodies…Then HE WILL HEAL Our Bodies and Our Land…the ground from which His herbs come forth!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

Tomorrow…We Have Bible Brain Teaser #3!!

On Monday, I want to Give Your More Details About the ‘Ups and Downs’ of the Elimination Diet…It was Truly A Blessing To Allie!!

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God 👉Pointed Us to His Healing Herbs!!

-And God said, Let the earth put forth [tender] vegetation: plants yielding seed and fruit trees yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, each according to its kind, upon the earth. And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed according to their own kinds and trees bearing fruit in which was their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it-
(Genesis 1:11-12)

Hey Neighbor,

The Hubby and I are taking an Herbal Healing Class!! Yes, we are taking yet, another class together…We are still working on our Ph.D’s in Theology and very soon We will become Certified Herbalists…and We are excited!!

Why Herbal Healing??

Here’s that Answer w/Allie’s Story – Part 1

Well…Our youngest daughter, Allie, who is now a healthy and energetic, 13 year old, was terribly ill as a toddler. Dewitt and I didn’t know why her health was deteriorating and We had taken her to every medical doctor and/or specialist that we could find…but like the Woman with the issue of blood in Mark 5:26, Allie only continued to suffer and she grew much worse!!

WOW!!

It all started with a little eczema on her arms…that spread to her knees…then to her hands. She had scratched herself so terribly until the rashes would bleed and ooze. So of course We were referred to the allergy specialists…who gave us steroid cream – after steroid cream…which gave Us great results, initially…but only for a short period of time.

Unfortunately, the doctors had neglected to tell Us that Allie’s skin would eventually become immune to the steroid creams, rendering them ineffective…which would require us to request stronger and stronger prescriptions…and my baby was only 2 years old.

Then there were also the issues with Allie’s scalp, which was itchy and flakey and it would turn completely white, every morning…even though I had washed it with medicated shampoo and had thoroughly oiled it the night before. Every morning she would awake, white-headed with her sheets covered with the dead skin that she had spent the night scratching off of her little body!!

So, of course the doctors recommended that We oil Allie’s scalp with the steroid creams to treat her scalp. The creams were very effective…temporarily soothing the itching and flaking, but the steroids had weakened the hair follicles, causing her hair to fall out in blotches. So then the doctors gave Us another cream to treat Allie’s newest condition, Alopecia (spots of hair loss).

This went on and on until finally, Our pediatrician gave Our 3 yr old the powerful steroid drug…Prednisone. I remember how very honestly, he spoke to me, as he handed me the prescription. He said that the prescription was only for a 10 day dose of the steroid…and that it would clear everything up…within the next couple of weeks, but when Allie was done with the 10 day regimen…he could not write another steroid prescription for such a small child. He told me that the severe itching, and oozing would return and that the condition would be much more aggressive than before.

Of Course, Dewitt and I had been praying over Our little child…day and night, believing that God would show Us another way. We were reading and studying anything about alternative treatments that we could get Our hands on. Although Allie’s doctors had given up on her, We just could not!!

So…When Our child’s suffering resumed, Dewitt and I took shifts…day in and day out…rubbing Allie’s skin, attempting to soothe her and to keep her comfortable.

I had even placed socks over her hands, but I still found myself wrestling with her little arms throughout the night…trying to keep her from ‘scratching for blood.’

Our oldest daughter, Daen was only 13 at that time, and she was great help. She also took on an afternoon shift…to ‘rub’ Allie, so I could cook and take care of my personal hygiene.

And so We endured… just like that for about another year. Allie was about 4 years old then, and even as Dewitt an I continued to ‘rub,’ pray and cry…and cry, pray and ‘rub’…We Still Believed that GOD was watching and listening…And indeed He Was…He had heard Our Prayers.

GOD was Faithful to US!!

HE Showed Us another way…HE 👉Pointed Us to His Healing Herbs!!

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That’s Part 1 of Allie’s Story…

Come back Tomorrow, and I will take You further, ‘UP’ the road, showing You God’s Awesome Healing Power…Manifested through His Herbs!!

Until Then,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

-God said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that creeps on the ground–to everything in which there is the breath of life–I have given every green plant for food. And it was so.-
(Genesis 1:29-30)

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