Rescue Me 

Alone in a dark room

I awoken to this nightmare

I could smell the stench of sin

It became a part of me

No one came for me

I am someone’s child

Did they even look for me?

Or was my life just a vapour

Here today, and gone tomorrow

My dress is torn and stained

My face a picture of unbearable pain

My heart is aching more than the scars on my body

I long for hope

Does it even exist?

My innocents was taken from me

Men come and they go

They don’t see me

They just use me

My body their relieve

My shame their gain

Has anyone looked for me?

Is their freedom outside of these walls?

I don’t know!!!

All I feel is pain so surreal

My body, my mind, my heart all trapped in desperate darkness

Was I created to be abused like this?

Was this God’s plan for my life?

Tossed away to an unknown place

Wrapped in pain, night and day

How long will I be able to cope?

Will my mind remember hope?

Before these drugs became my 

safe place

Haunted by demons night and day

Tears running down my cheeks

No one here to bring me hope

I remember long ago

When joy was still my portion

Singing softly

“Jesus loves me…”

Even in my deepest pain

I will still cling to Him

I pray that someone will come 

for me

One of His sons or daughters to 

set me free

To rescue me from this pit of hell

I will taste freedom again

I have to believe…

~ Ebigale Wilson  

An Unbroken Bond


Life doesn’t always go as we plan

Sometimes there’s ups 

Sometimes there’s down’s

We go through detours

Might run into a cul- de- sac

The road may seem dark

With no sign of light

We think that we’ll never reach 

our destiny amidst broken dreams

We let go of hope

Trapped too deep in agony 

of hopelessness and despair

Seasons come and they go

Some good and some not so good

But hold on with all of your might

Cling to the smallest flicker of light

Trying times are part of the journey

You will discover your strength 

amidst broken dreams

It is part of the journey

He is fine tuning our heart

Bringing us into intimacy

He is building our faith

Doesn’t our Father know best?

It might feel like we are more in the valley, 

then on the mountaintop

While our dreams are slipping away

Life doesn’t always feel fair

We get hurt, go through abuse

Might lose our jobs, struggle with an illness, 

a wayward child

We look to God for answers

While He points us to the cross

To die a thousand deaths

Till we are no more

We cling to our pain and we feel like giving up

In the stillness of night

When you toss and you turn

Looking for answers

Your fists clutched in despair

You hear His small voice saying 

“My grace is sufficient for you, 

for My strength is made perfect 

in your weakness”

Surrender to the process your pain and despair  

Know that I am always with you

Tomorrow you will smile again

You will know that you are, one step closer to My dream for you

That all things work together for good 

to them that love Me

You will look back and know that

When you were too weak, 

I carried you

When the nightmares, wouldn’t stop 

I sang over you

When you couldn’t pray, I interceded for you

When all hell broke loose, I didn’t run

I walked you through the valley 

of death

Time after time

You found your strength in My

gaze for you

Found your joy when I danced 

with you

The trying seasons of life didn’t break you

Instead you fell more and more in love with Me

I became your greatest need

Every one else faded in the background

They could never give you, 

what you have found in Me

In your deepest pain 

An unbroken bond was formed

A covenant was made 

and I betrothed you to Me forever

You traded your ashes for My beauty

You choose to run this race

Crying and laughing, 

through pain and betrayal

You have found the One

Who gave you His all

~ Ebigale Wilson 

Pokemon Go Or A No Go 


PokeCrazy! The world once again has gone PokeCrazy. Everywhere you Go- it’s Pokemon.

I remember in the 90’s my kids loved Pokemon. They collected the cards and bought every Pokemon Video game created. 
They had Pikachu and Squirrtle and Charmeleon and my son’s favorite shirt was a Pokemon shirt. 

I watched the show a few times with him and didn’t get it; but had no real cause for concern.  

I did not really understand all the hype but I allowed it. Some of the cards I did not like and made them trade or give away. They would trade cards with friends but they had no clue how to really play the game. 

Then one day when his voice started to crack and he got some armpit hair, he decided he was done and they both packed up and sold all their stuff at a garage sale. 

  We never heard of Pokemon again …

Until recently.

My kids, now 17, were taking about this new app that was Pokemon Go; a virtual scavenger hunt. Before they even got it all out I immediately said- “You will not play that, it opens the door for the enemy.”

They begin pleading their case that not everything is evil and that it encourages activity and community. I could see that they were not buying what I was trying to tell them, so I relented and said- “Ok, seek God and I will seek God and pray for Him to reveal if you should keep playing. ” 

I woke up Monday to post after post on social media about the new Pokemon Go Game App. I defended our decision to allow it on a post and felt at peace that we would seek God and we didn’t really see any harm in the game. I thought –Balance and no playing while driving, and they should be fine.   

Then headlines and news circulated that people were using it to lure people for not only robberies but for pedophiles luring unsuspecting children.  

Wow! The new candy or puppy lure is now- Hey kid, I got a Charmeleon for you.  

As the day wore on I began to have no peace about my kids playing it.  

I then read posts from friends in deliverance ministry taking about that it does open a door for oppressions.  
I started to think back about how as a young child my son was gripped with fear a lot.  

As my mind raced to all the debates and opinions and news stories I didn’t know what to think….

So I stopped and asked God to reveal to me something I am missing and to lead me to know for sure –Is this game a Go or a No Go for my kiddos?

Shortly after stopping to pray I was sent an article about an interview from the creator that said he created it out of rebellion against his overly Christian parents. 


It did not sit well with me. 

See the article and read it Here

So I shared it with a few and even got some resistance that it was fake and so forth.

Then my friend Stella reminded me that it does not line up with our Biblical Worldview.  


Thanks Stella! Now I had my groove back! 



We are not to dabble or entertain those things like Pocket Monsters, or Demons, or mystical religions or witchcraft, sorcery, evolution, psychics, tarot cards, tea leaves, mediums, etc.  

So I went to Google to try to find more things to plead my case to my kiddos.  
I found this article that helped me explain it a little further and I thanked God for revealing it all to me.

Read that article Here

 

And if that is still not enough to convince you ….my friend Stella sent me this article on what the Bible says….

Read Here

Still not convinced …..

 
Check out today’s round making posts about privacy and how people are deleting the app. 

Read more here

Lastly, I was told about a book by John Paul Jackson regarding the dangers of Pokemon

Here is the link for the book

I am not a Ghost Buster, or Demon Chaser. I do believe that what the world views as insignificant is not what God thinks. I am learning every day about things that can open doors for oppressions and many other things. I am a parent that did not always get it right, and I still don’t. But I seek God and ask Him to intervene when I may not see the obvious staring me in the face. I am thankful for great friends that point me in a better direction and I am so grateful to a loving God that forgives me and my kiddos when we repent for seeking things that are not His best for us. 

So for our house- 

 Pokemon is a definite No Go for us.

       ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Cleft Of The Rock

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Have you ever been in between a rock and a hard place?
Moses was….
He was put there by God Himself and there Moses waited for God’s goodness to go by him.
The glory of God!!!!
Then God passed by Moses…..

Sometimes life gets hard and we feel alone just like that place Moses was in long ago ….
And then we see God’s sweet sweet goodness!

We don’t focus on the hardness of the place we are in anymore because God is there!

So be encouraged today and invite God into your hard place !!! He is so good!

-Michelle Knapton

Breathe

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The water is rippling
As the storm blows in,
And I recognize the
Sound of pain impending.
Without remorse,
Rain pelts from the sky,
And the sting against my flesh
Is not one to be ignored.
I long for immunity as once
Again I stumble.
Tumble.
Into the raging sea.
No air.
No light.
No longer a fight.
Silence.
Then – a flash of lightning,
A roll of thunder.
In weightless effort, I rise
From the abyss and
Begin to
Run
To the One.
I remember Whose I am, and
I fall to my knees.
My refuge.
My strength.
My God.

~ S. Gable 2014