Stay In Your Own Lane

By Adele M. Gill                   If you know me, then you will also know my Father.                                      From now on you do know Him and have seen him.” John 14:7 I have a friend who once told me no one has ever seen God. However, the truth is that the New Testament reveals Jesus in a way that we can both understand and recognize Him through His words and actions—even in modern times. Reading about Jesus makes us want to seek Him in a personal way, like light in the darkness. We need to believe that He is trustworthy; our Almighty–taking care of us in every way through all things great and small for the asking.   What Jesus talked about and did on earth some 2000 years ago—often via parables, healings, and miracles–remains with us today as a testament to God’s great, unconditional love. What He said while on earth was so vitally important, that the Bible is today still the longest running, most read book of all times. Some versions of the Holy Bible are actually written in red ink for clarity and edification. Jesus was/is just that important. He is the face of God that we revere and follow.   Today’s scripture tells us that Jesus and God are One. They are both the Truth, the Way, the Life, and Light. Jesus’ was anointed, and His spoken word in the Bible is one of God’s special ways of communicating with us....

Part II: Mayhem Never Wins

By Adele M. Gill “Scoffers enflame the city, but the wise calm the fury.” Proverbs 29:8 In these times of turbulence, chaos, and seemingly widespread unrest across the U.S., some days it may seem that our country is spinning out of control, and be beyond repair, and we will never resume normalcy and peace in this country again. Such unbridled mayhem may easily stoke the flames of fear and anxiety within us, leaving us feeling helpless, baffled as to ‘what to do’ and how to make sense of it all. I believe that the vast majority of Americans condemn anarchy, and that we all need to pray together for it to end swiftly. As is always the case, such destructive evil is only temporary… As God will not allow it to go on indefinitely and without consequences.   The Destruction of Anarchy Anarchy is clearly not a form of mental illness, nor is it warranted or right–ever. Rather, it is an evil that if left unchecked, will destroy, maim, and kill innocent people.  It threatens us all. Such violence can be very destructive on so many levels, far beyond the obvious—even to our sense of well-being. It is unsettling to watch anarchical violence on TV or our Face Book news feeds, as it leaves us feeling unsettled, fearful, and yearning for peaceful times. Often originating in  urban areas, as destruction and unnecessary violence ensues, it can spread to the suburbs, as well. The idea of defunding the police, especially at a time such as this, because of a few bad actors, defies logic. Though police reforms are much needed, we look...

God Is Our Help In Every Situation

By Adele M. Gill                                         “ All who call upon me I will answer, I will be with them in distress;                                                                                     I will deliver them and give them honor. With length of days I will satisfy them                                            and show them my saving power.”     Psalm 91:14-16 In this scripture today, we have great promises from God. What else could we want than to call upon Him, and have Him answer our prayers? In times of distress, He is clearly available to all of us in both good times, and in challenging times. We need to take this scripture very personally, as an invitation to prayer.  Ask Jesus for whatever you need, and He will help you when you need it the most. He is there for you when you are weary and your spirits are sagging at the end of a chaotic day. He stands in wait for you to pray to Him through infirmity, disability, and in times of grief. He beckons you to come close when your heart is broken from your child who is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He provides food and shelter...

Mayhem Never Wins

By Adele M. Gill   “God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13   Are you feeling tested beyond your strength as you endure the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation, and are also feelings of helplessness as you witness unbridled anarchists who are destroying our US cities? If so, you are not alone! Though it’s difficult, we need to try to trust that God is present to each of us, He has a purpose in allowing all this, and that He is in control…but how is that possible?  Why would He ever allow such mayhem and disruption to exist in our lives??? Distressing as these times are, surely God has a purpose for allowing times like these to happen. Could it be that He is trying to get the attention of a country, a world that has tried to systematically eliminate Him from every aspect of our daily lives? One need only watch our legislators closely to know the evil that pervades our culture today from the top down: Total, legislated disregard for human life; assaults on free speech and religious freedom; derelict, murderous organizations benefiting from our hard-earned tax dollars; congressman calling to dismantle our country on every level; tyrannical rule of violent anarchists in our streets making extortion demands, and too often getting what they demand; cancel culture trying to rewrite the history of our country so we cannot remember and learn from our mistakes, dooming us to repeated failings. Conflicting reports about...

7 Ways to Evict Negativity

7 Ways to Evict Negativity Adele M. Gill Today’s post based on my new book, ‘How to Go from Blest,’ page 23                                                                             “…Take captive every thought...”                                                                             2 Corinthians 10:5 It is very important to think before we speak, and check one’s mind and thoughts often. Before speaking, we need to ask ourselves: Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary;  does it build others up or tear them down? Does what I have to say promote faith, or fear and anxiety, in myself and others? Perhaps if you are experiencing a lot of negative thinking in your life, it’s time to evict negative thoughts. But how? Here are some practical ways to decrease negativity: Say aloud: “Today I choose faith over fear. Repeat 3 times: “Fear and worry, you have no place in my heart and mind. You have been evicted–be gone in the name of Jesus Christ!” Take a deep breath and say aloud, “Jesus I trust in you.” It is virtually impossible to experience fear when you trust that God is in control. In fact, trust in Him will bring you great joy! Get moving! Exercise, take a walk or a...

Are You Struggling?

by Adele M. Gill Here is the audio link for my author interview with Speak Up Talk Radio’s Pat Rullo for my new book,                       ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest:’ https://www.speakuptalkradio.com/adele-gill-returns/ **************************************************************   “Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in Him and He will act…” Psalm 37:5 Are you struggling? Certainly everyone has struggles and stress—they are just part of the human condition. But help is on the way! In my timely new book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ there is a series steps that address how to rise above adversity and the struggles we all face.This book is designed to help anyone struggling with various kinds of stress: Covid-19, racial inequality and injustice; medical issues such as cancer, MS, auto-immune conditions; mental health issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder; broken relationships, domestic abuse; grief, loneliness, addiction; incarceration, financial insecurity—even homelessness. But we need to find a way to get relief from being overwhelmed and weary, to finding peace even and especially in adversity. When we experience prolonged stress, we may be endangering our physical health and mental health, falling into fear, anxiety, depression and despair. We may make bad choices that lead to drug and alcohol addiction, and even feel like a victim with or without good cause.  Actually, feeling like a victim of circumstances may be the core reason why it is so hard for us to cope… I have discovered in my life that that feeling of victimhood must be quelled. You may actually be a victim, but sometimes we need to put...

7 STEPS TO FINDING PEACE IN TURMOIL

By Adele M. Gill Certainly we all know by now that our cities, our country, our world are in turmoil. Amidst the scourge of racism, violence in our streets, and the advent of Covid-19 and social isolation, many people are weary and overwhelmed from the extent of the mayhem. In fact, many are experiencing Crisis Fatigue—and with good reason–in light of the chaos we are experiencing. Sometimes it seems as if we are surrounded by negativity, fear and uncertainty.                  But consider this from Philippians 4:6-7 >>>   6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   What is Happening to Our Country? Many are wondering what has happened to our country. But it is important to continue to focus on the fact that God is the one in charge. Not the turmoil. Not the isolated, despicable, rogue police officers who have murdered people due to racism while on or off duty. Not the anarchists who are looting, committing arson, and hurting and killing people in cities across America as they seek to drown out the protesters, thereby delaying much-needed dialog for effective social change. Not Covid-19. Not our political leaders. No, despite how it may appear, it is God himself who is in charge. As in the past, He will make a way for His people…   7 Remedies for Worry & Fear If you are feeling troubled and weary, in search...

God is in Control

By Adele M. Gill God is in control. Despite how dismal things may appear right now, we need to remember—and never forget–that God is still in control. No one is beyond his reach, no one is beyond His sight. With that said, we need to remember that God is always with us, even in times when we endure hatred, destruction, and chaos, and hears and answers our anguished pleas for help, our heartfelt prayers. Pray Specifically But did you know that the more specifically you pray, the more specifically God will answer your prayers? I believe that prayer really does change things for the better as God intercedes on our behalf and makes all things new. It’s true! In this time of much needed change, healing and mayhem, let’s come together to pray: ~ Please Join Me in Prayer ~ Dear Father God, We believe You are in control, and are humbled by all that is transpiring.      In our humanness, we are feeling anxious, sad, afraid, burdened, and weary this day, but none the less, we place our trust in you.   With the scourge of racism front and center in this country, and with  the violent, agenda-driven anarchists threatening our streets and are burning down our cities. We weep over what is, and wonder what will be ahead for all of us. These things, combined with Covid-19 infirmity, fears and social isolation, and the economy, we are totally overwhelmed, feeling lost and vulnerable. Like Job, we look around and have to ask: how long Lord? How much more can we endure?   The fear and uncertainty...

George Floyd: “Momma I Can’t Breathe”

By Adele M. Gill     “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   “Momma I can’t breathe.” These were the gut-wrenching last words of George Floyd, as he was murdered while under police arrest in Minneapolis last week. Racism: Like Covid, In Need of a Cure Last night there was a peaceful protest in nearby Edgewood, Maryland in response to the murder of George Floyd. The protest called, ‘Momma I Can’t Breathe,’ was organized by a group called, Mothers of Murdered Sons & Daughters. During the protest, group co-founder, Daphne Alston, was quoted by Baltimore WMAR News as saying: “So as America is looking for a cure for Covid, Black America is looking for a cure from this racism…” Truer words were never spoken. The Scourge of Racism In actuality, we all need to work together to find a cure for the scourge of racism, it is not just up to the people directly affected by it to affect change. We need to dialog and check our own hearts for any hint of discrimination, because this battle is won one soul at a time. As Daphne Alston indicated, racism is, indeed, a social and cultural virus in need of a cure. We need to work diligently to dismantle and derail the plague of violent racism and bigotry gripping our country. In essence, the death of George Floyd provides us with an...

New Book: How to Go from Broken to Blest

By Adele M. Gill Today’s post has been adapted from my new book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’  now available on Amazon. Are you struggling? If so, this book was written for you! Certainly we all do from time to time. Yet, this pandemic has many of us in a state of uncertainty, some even fear and despair, as we hope and pray for protection, and that we have a smooth and healthy transition away from sheltering in place. Most are  acutely aware of the toll the plague has taken on both our country, and the global community.  Medically, socially, emotionally, and even financially, our lives have been sorely affected by this most unwelcome, invisible visitor. But there is always reason to hope. For Jesus said: “Come unto Me all who are weary and I will give you rest… ” Matthew 28:11 If you find yourself being negatively affected by this difficult time with Covid-19 disrupting our daily lives, and/or life in general, you are not alone. You may even feel broken by infirmity, social isolation, job loss, financial strain, lost loved ones, broken relationships… However, through this new self-help book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ it is possible for you to get back on track quickly, and with ease, as you reach new heights. By reviewing the following 6 steps from my new self-help book, ‘How to Go from Broken to Blest,’ you can step onto a fresh path to a new and better life. As you emerge from this unprecedented time, could it be that it’s time that you let today be the...