Christmas is my most favored Holiday of the year! This year and last year have been met with difficult times. They weren’t the only difficult Christmases we had. But we had a nice time. God is good!!
I often ask why the most sever issues in life come around during holidays? The answer I came up with is there is to much pressure to make the Holidays perfect. So please sit back, and enjoy the precious time you get with your love ones, if possible. and don’t fret the little mistakes. The badly wrapped gifts, the gifts you forgot to mail, the cooked meals. If you are alone then do something for yourself, make the day memorable, and enjoy it!! Everyone- Enjoy the little moments.
Every day is a precious gift given to us. Don’t let let depression, loneliness, or fear, keep you from finding the little joys in life. Dont wast anger and stress over things that shouldn’t matter bit focus on what does matter. Make the most out of what you are given and have and appreciate those and what you have in your life because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
The best gift you can give is Love and Support to one another. We are all waiting for someone or something. Don’t give up if it’s what your really want. Waiting is hard but while we wait we grow and learn new things about ourselves and our life around us. When the time comes and we achieve the goal at hand. It is better than ever imagine.
God bless you today and Always!
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Hello My Friends,
Now I am in California.
I’ve been traveling for about a month now. It has been quite the experience. I have had a much-needed breather and vacation. I am sad it is coming to an end. I have finally made it to California tho!!! I was moved almost to tears when I first got to Azuza where my aunt once lived. I had planned to visit her there but wasn’t able to visit her in CA at all. I only was able to visit her after she had moved out of state. It was a strange feeling finally visiting the town after many years of waiting. I felt closer to her, altho she is sadly no longer with us. Azuza was her home through some of her biggest life and career roles.
This past month has been about rediscovering myself and developing my faith. It has definitely been an answer to my prayers. I am pleased to say that I feel truly blessed and joyful again😊. I found joy and experiences in things I thought I couldn’t have for myself. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and endeavor of courage. I thank God for opening the doors and making ways for this to happen. Azuza was named after the Azuza Street revival in LA. There are numerous books on the revival.
Like the revival, I felt closer to God in California than I expected to. I had heard how bad that stare was faith wise the for many years… But there was this cross that as erected up hight somewhere. No matter where we went we could see it. It gave us, speedily me such peace…
It really moved me emotionally and reminded me of the movie Paul Hogan did. Titled “Almost an Angel” I suggest you watch it. It is definitely one of the best movies I have seen! I wish they made more movies like this!
Honesty I did not have as much time to write like I thought I would. However, I did work on my books when able. There was so much to do and take in! I mean look at this hotel!! It not only had a covered pool it had a swimming river that went under and around spots. I wish I had been able to swim… They also have gardens all over inside
I spent some time in Anaheim with my sister and her best friend.
Then we went to long beach to visit it with her friend and her family. I learned and participated in brewing coffee according to her friend’s home country’s customs. It is something that she does with company and gatherings. She roasted unroasted green coffee beans in a small flat iron pan/bowl over a burner outside. (Something we do with popcorn seeds.) When they were brown she then cooled them with a fan on an on a plate. Proceeding to grind them in a mortar and pestle. Then brewing the coffee in a traditional clay pot with water and some seasoning, topped with a horsehair plug to keep it from over boiling. Finally, when done she poured each of us some with a little cream if and sugar if we wished in tiny cups. It took a long time to make but it was well worth it! I wish I hadn’t have lost the images I took. Here is one I found as an example of the brewing jug and drinking cups. Kinda reminds me of a Saki set and jug, tea set, or Tai coffee set.
If you are interested in learning more about different ways different cultures do coffee you should go here. https://www.culturallyours.com/2019/10/12/traditional-ethiopian-coffee-ceremony/
She said she was sad she hadn’t any popcorn because she usually serves both together. It was a truly beautiful experience and she and her family have an amazing story. I loved each and every one of them ❤!
Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
Hello! ^_^ (Happy smile)
How are you my dear readers? Just jump right in…. So I told you last time I wrote that I was working on preparing “God Supplies and Miracles Still Happen” for Global Publishing… Well I finally did it!!! I prepared two paper backs books 38 pages each, and one e-book.. I did away with the coil bound version.. I know a lot pf people liked it. However the pages got caught and tore to easy… Out of the two types I had before it was the worst quality… But for peopel who like larger font, This i created an 8.×5 I ordered that and the much improved 6×9. I had before… They looked awesome! Other then some formatting errors and small typos… All in which I fixed and have now updated… They rocked! I was super pleased with both! I am so so picky….. But – This will be the final updates…
~~~~And look ~~~~
Here is the e-mail they sent me about the books… Now- all I have to do is click yes, and then It is a matter of weeks, till I find out they say yes.. (I am standing in Faith they will) I followed all the rules and requirements. I am quite sacred actually…. When this goes through anyone who wants, will have a little insight into my personal life and walk of faith.. It makes me more scared and excited to finish the main book which I have been working on again. The e-book could be approved any day now, tho I think the print books look way better.. I am excited!
Also There happens to be a book sale!!!
20% Sale Code: HAMMOCK14
I think that is God… If you want to get a copy go for it… and God bless you today and Always!!
Happy Birthday to me!! Yes this sound a little vain, but let me explain… Today as you guessed it is my birthday! I am… If you know me I have always valued Birthdays to the max. I make big deals about everyone’s birthdays. Because Life is a blessing!! My mom’s birthday is April 6th. So I’m 33, Where has the time gone?? So mych has changed in just the past 4 years…
A Bit of History: The past few years I haven’t really celebrated my birthday. If you didn’t know my whole immediate family used to work at the “Kennedy Space Center” in Florida. Since NASA shut down the Shuttle Launches, my family’s life has been quite crazy. Everyone lost their jobs… My family started relocating spreading out moving way one by one. Everything was different. We were extremely close family. I mean every one has their issues but, its great when you have such a great family close by. So it was a huge finical and emotional strain. That was about 4 years ago.
In Jan 2011 I packed 5 suitcases and moved across country because God told me to. It wasn’t easy leaving all I knew and making that jump of faith. I took turns living with my mom and sister Amanda, living mainly out of 1 suitcase… It was quite the adventure really… Mainly because their landlords wanted to raise the rent if I would be permanently living with them. So I rode the train back and forth.. Not knowing when I’d feel relaxed and at home… But after about year I got my first rental house, which I loved! In a very small town, within a canyon. Birthdays’s were hard to get together for and often spent alone. Last year I moved again, which I was a bit angry about at first bit its been great since.
Last years Birthday was the worst I will ever remember! Because we got word my brother was very ill with cancer, so we all got together and went to go see him. (It was a blessing we were all together but, we completely ignored our birthdays.) It was very touching, very draining and over all very hard……
So when this year came along I was mad at the loss of loosing my brother, I was mad we’re all apart yet again, due to life. I only reached one goal, publishing my short story “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”. Honestly, I was depressed and angry… But I choose to buck up and clean my apt… I have come to the conclusion that cleaning brings you closer to God. You work out your stress and vent your emotions… Now I understand the saying “Cleanliness is close to godliness”.
This morning when I woke up, I was refreshed and reminded why Birthdays are so important. They are to celebrate life, life God gave us! No matter where we are, or who we are with, we need to take joy and be happy we can live another day, we have another day to work on our goals, etc.. So I am happy its my Birthday!! The day I was born into this world. Even with all the hardships I’ve endured, (not as much as some) I am happy to be alive.. Another day full of experiences…
If you are a gamer… The higher level you are the more experience you have, the better your gear and skills are… If we look at our ages as game level…. It makes aging so much better… So where ever you are, whomever your with, be happy about your age, and celebrate life to the fullest!!!
Now please excuse me while I go get ready to go run some errands and go to an early dinner with my Mom, and this weekend my sister Amanda and her Husband will come visit. And my mother and I will officially celebrate our birthdays together with all four of us… She’s the bigger person sharing her special day with me.. I am very blessed…
Ps. By the end of the year we will all be in one state again!! Even tho we may be a few hours apart its much better then across country!
I’m back home and off to work.
My sisters wedding was beautiful. I was very happy to have spent time with all the family. It was a small but wonderful wedding, one of the best I have been to! Plus it was a mini family reunion! She is so blessed so many people wanted to be there for her joyous day. The only thing missing were my brothers and aunt Christine. I still fel sad that Shane is now in heaven. But I know he is in a better place and I will see him again one day. I just hope he was able to look down and see her day.. Funny, I always though that line was a little cheesy, never thought it was possible. I mean I know they are always wit us.. Bit to say that myself… I feel the dept of those words… Pardon me while I go cry…
My Sister Amelia and I have come a long way in our relationship. I realized we both were a bit envious of each-other.. Silly how envy can tear people apart. I am so happy for her, beyond words. I think both my sisters are blessed with wonderful husbands! Now it’s my turn.. (I know, when the time I right I will have mine. I am not in a hurry!) My nephew was a doll!! I adore him… I miss him tons. I can’t wait till I see them next time!
I’m sorry I meant to keep this short. Last thing….
My files are a mess on the computer and in hard copies, andmy net is limited…. Thank God I have my computer back tho. I can’t wait to finish some of these books… I am so grateful that have the time and help when I need it. I have a bad habit of jumping in headfirst and catching up latter… Now her I am back to work and regretting my quick filing system. I have a lot of organizing, updating, formatting rearranging and lots of writing to do. Where is that personal assistant I’ve been meaning to find… lol… I would love to have an office to go to: with a huge desk, multiple display monitors, several computers, and a staff to help me. Maybe one day? Till then I have a apt, with a small office, 2 filing cabinets full of research and hard copies print0uts of my work, a Great Dane who is leaning when to settle down while I work… Mom said shes never met a Great Dane so hyper… God knew what I needed tho, I would be so bored and lonely with out her. I have a demanding but wonderful neighbors. I love the new place now, tho I have only been actually home here 1 moth, its like living in a yearlong vacation spot out of a book I’d read… So many wonderful wildlife, and I’m up high, so I have great views all around me… Thank you so much for sticking with me and continuing to support me with encouragement and pushing me to work… I have so many books in progress, I’ve narrowed it down to just 3 for now till they are finished…. God bless you all, and I pray you have favor in all you do!
ღ♥ღ Amy Jane Sandberg ღ♥ღ
Oh My I have so much to say, where do I start….
Yep, I am in the process of moving again…. This makes the 6th move since I left for collage.. Oh my!!! six moves… Wow… >.< I am so ready to be stable… I highly doubt this move will be my last move… I am moving from my the small house I am living in, to a apartment about an hour from where I am now.. I was dragging my feet on the move… Not wanting to go… Even tho the move will open many doors for me… But I changed my mind when I had a visit from the police a few days ago….
Yes the police…. I was doing my normal lazy day things, thinking how boring the day was… When I heard someone passionately knocking on my door. My mind raced wondering whom could it be, as I hurriedly approached the door. The last thing I expected was to find a police officer gun and teaser out… I jumped back in shock, holding tight to my great Danes collar… “Oh you do have a big dog, good.” He said.. “Yes I do.” I replied at a loss for words… “We chased a man Thur your back yard, do I have permission to search for him.” he asked. then asking if I knew the man they were looking for.. I said no and lead him though my house to the back yard… opening the doors since both his hands were full… There were four other police men and two state troopers. Never again will I complain about being board. I was tense the rest of the day and my dog has been on edge too.. Lets just say I’m well ready to move now…. I do not know if they caught him or not. I sure hope so…….
The very next day I find out my move date has been pushed up. I have 2 weeks, to pack and be ready.. Not hard.. I never really unpacked…. Moving is in my blood it seems… I just hoped with all my heart I’d be moving to get married, not to just move…..
It has been a hard few moths.. My big brother passed away the end of may…. I’m still mourning his loss in my future. We were not super close but, he was my hero. I am glad I still have my other brother still.. He has recently re-married. Which is joyful occasion in the hard times my family has been having… More good news my baby sister is getting married in Nov.. I am thrilled for her. I am going to go see her and some other friends in October and of course stay for the wedding… And even better news my parents finally, after three years, found a house to buy. I am so happy for them!!! I truly am!!! God keeps His word.!!!
My new place has a new refrigerator, if you haven’t spoken with me, mine has been bad for a while and I could not afford a new one. God has answered most my prayers…. He is still working on others…. I know I can count on Him tho.. He never lets me down.
As for my work, I am writing a lot more, and will have even more free time to write at my new place. I will be able to text again, if I choose to get a new cellphone… I am in the process of editing my blogs with the help of a friend whom I am paying . I want to better represent my work on my blogs. However when I write my blogs I hardly edit them due to lack of time.. I am trying to change that.
I have been on maplestory and wartune a lot in the mornings and at night when I have time to spare… My energy hasn’t been much at all and I feel spread thin… I have been very sharp with people and my first reactions have been poor unlike my real thoughts and feelings…. I am ashamed of them… I have hurt a dear friend, but on a good note I am leaning to voice my opinions more, and my feelings, instead of being just a peacemaker… I don’t know if its worth it or not, but I want to have the passion for life I once had. I am tired of just drifting and pleasing others only.. I don’t know why I keep getting lost in doing so.. But I am working on my work goals now… And I will stick to it. Please watch me, encourage me, and support me on my endeavor with prayer…
Please, do something silly to make yourself smile, and laugh. It is so important to remember to smile, Life is hard, we have to find some joy in it it… Surprise a friend with a gift, do something special for your self. You are worth it.. Do not let anyone determine who you are. Only you control your thoughts and actions… Take responsibility for them and don’t have regrets…
Well I think that about covers it all in a summery…. I will check back in with you after Sep 3rd once I’m moved…
God bless you today and always, and I pray he keeps you all safe… ~hugs~
╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Only God knows the heart of a person inside and out… I am not gonna judge anyone. A Sin is a Sin….. All Sin’s have the same punishment.. DEATH! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 6:23
But Jesus freed us for our sins. By Giving us a choice to choose Him to be cleansed of sin.. For God so loved the world (YOU) He gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ; so that you may have everlasting life. ~John 3:16 You don’t help people by judging them.. You can dislike / hate what they are doing but.. I don’t like how people are trying to take away our freedoms as a Christian.. Yet the Bible has foretold this day was coming… I choose to fight for Christ and I wanna help save as many people as I can… I am not condoning anything.. But I am also choosing not to hate…. Love is more powerful then hate by far.. Still hate is very dangerous!! People are running away from God in fear….. They don’t wanna be told they are bad…. So my goal is to show them no matter the Sin big or small God loves us!! So many people are dying, and I want them to Know the Lord’s amazing love, grace, mercy….. The way I do… However each person’s relationship is different…. We are surrounded by so many confused, lost people desperately looking for purpose, fulfillment, and Love in their lives…. I know I was born to Share God’s word…. I suffered via the devil, God let it happen. So I can say I was there…. But with God I survived… And look at how awesome He is…… I love you all so much!! However God loves you much much more!!!!
“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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14
ི♥ྀ Amy Jane ི♥ྀ
ღ♥ღ Ladies/ Men there is one Person who Loves you unconditionally and will never leave you no matter what, He is always with you, and only a call away.
His name is Jesus Christ!! ღ♥ღ
You are never alone, He is always with you through all you suffer and enjoy!! The man / Woman, God gives us a mate to share out physical, emotional connection on earth. to fill that lonely vibe. But Jesus can reach the depths of your heart that no one else can… No matter how wonderful the love you have with your “special someone” Is. With Jesus in your Conner that love you have if you have it is amplified.. If you don’t have it yet, don’t give up it will come in due time. Let Jesus love you while you wait..
Your never alone, unless you wanna be. I know it feels like the loneliness is to much at times and you may not be able to survive the pain… Been there done that… But God’s Abundant love filled holes in my heart I never knew I had.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:or every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. ~Mathew 7:7-8
Don’t value your worth on if you have someone special or not. Because you are special, a real gift, a Joy!! No one is perfect, so don’t call yourself a loser or other names.
“For all have fallen short of the Glory of God.” Romans 3:23
God does not make mistakes! He made you.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations. ~Jeremiah 1:5
He loves you and if you let Him, He has a plan for you. One with Love and all things Good.. Even in the mist of your worst times. God is by your side ready to lift you up, to carry your burdens, and to give you what you need. Just ask!!
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. ~Jeremiah 31:3
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. ~Titus 3:4-7
♥ Amy Jane ♥
To all you Mom’s Dad’s, soon to be and Want to be Parent’s out there! Happy Mother’s& Father’s day!!! (Now we know your secret, Your Super!)
This Weekend and Until Father’s Day is special, because of our wonderful Mothers who gave birth to us, Dad’s who have raised us: -and- or- to the Parent who was placed in your life to look after you! It is important we take the time and look back at to see all they did for you, and appreciate them, along with their effort; Even if you do not understand their actions.
The Bible (which I see as truth and my guide) calls for us as Children to respect them. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.Ephesians 6:1 KJV Don’t stop reading because I have bible verses , It is important no matter who you are or what religion/ Faith you are to obey and respect your parents.. But it is a pleasure to appreciate and celebrate them!!!
In the old days if a child disobeyed they were taken out of the city and stoned, to death…. Eek! And they say Spanking is harsh?
The Bible can be hash, especially in the Old Testament. Thank you Lord, for The new testament and Jesus’s blood that frees us fro, the law.. (John 3:16) If you can’t respect your parents who will you respect?? I believe it is a foundation we were given, so we can know who is Boss over us and once we respect someone we can learn from them.. Do you lean anything from anyone you don’t respect??? I don’t so I doubt others will.. Not all parents are respectable, some parents are horrid to their children and I feel they should not be allowed to be parents… I’m not talking about grounding or strict rules.. I’m talking about the ones who molest, beat, and play bad mind games, with their children. No parent should abuse their child in any way, shape or form.. If you have or had a parent like that I am so sorry.. You are a blessing! But if you have good parents great parent’s no matter what age you are, You are blessed more then you may realize. Without my parents I know I would have turned out to be some one other then who I am.. I was a rebellious teen, and child. My rules my way! But When I realized how lucky I was I stared to be obedient… It is never too late to appreciate what you have! There are so many I know who have lost a mother or a father to young, and it leaves a huge hole in their hearts, and life… A “Parent” is God’s special gift to His children. We are to look at God like a Father, but if we have not had a father it can be hard to grasp… A different story for a different day..
Now parents, usually both work to give us not only a roof over our heads, and food on the table and love.. They do so much more for us. They give us phones, computers, games, Tv’s, cars etc. You’re so lucky If you have parents who can afford that stuff, or allow those things. As an adult it they don’t stop loving you or helping you. They expect more from you but their help extends sometimes to mortgages, cloths, babysitting, referrals, jobs, medical bills, and much more… Take some time and really think about what your parents, guardian, or role model has done for you. Life is far from easy, but I feel so blessed to have such wonderful parents who are not only awesome role moles but awesome people who set a standard, and raise the bar. The lead the way and helped me lean who I am and what I want to do. They pushed, and pulled, and always loved.. If you wanna be a patent or soon to be one, you should know and strive to be a good one! One who will set a good example to your children, even if your parents were not one for you. You can start anew. Make a decision who you want to be, and what example you want to set as a parent and work at it. ❤ You can do it!!! And every one will be blessed by your efforts!! It is not easy, it is not always fun to set a standard… But it is so worth it when you see people responding and following your examples.. You don’t have to be perfect, but be responsible…
God bless you Parents!!! We children are so lucky to have you! I pray, one day I too can share the joys and hardships of being a mother!
I could easily write a book on this topic but I’ll leave you with some verses..
- Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
- Proverbs 13:24 ESV Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
- Deuteronomy 21:18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him,
- Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
- Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Exodus 21:15 ESV “Whoever strikes his father or his mother shall be put to death.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.