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A Stake Through the Devil's Heart

Last night while I was talking to my client I was reminded of how we all feel the same things to varying degrees and to help each other see our blind spots is the best kind of service, when appropriate. Let me preface that by saying people ask me to help. Not everyone is going to want to hear "their truth" if they did not ask or are not ready. It is not a test to understand where another is coming from and at times you have to drive a stake through the devil's heart to show him you mean business; not buying and selling business but integrity business. I have to remain true to myself or how will you. Sometimes you will need to fill in the blanks not to question your authority but because I am still thinking, to be continued.

I have been listening to and praying with a group of people and it is so fascinating. I am learning alot. I like it actually and I feel like the prayer comes to you when you need it. Again timing is everything. There has to be a foundation for prayer or for a prayerful mind. With so many different cultures in the world I wonder how some remote villages that want no contact with others pray. What is it that they do to remain calm in a world of confusion and and possible threats? If you look you will find the answer and it may suprise you to the point of uncomfortable laughter. But I think that God likes to laugh so it is not a bad idea to lift up your thoughts and share what is on your mind. Give him something to think about. Show him that you are trying and that you are aiming for progress not perfection in the annoying sense, instead in the seeking sense.

Here are some Psalms and Proverbs that when opening my purple bible I thought were a good start to contrast your own belief system. It is good to explore different ideas, different works to better understand thyself. xx

Job 29:20

How I long for the months gone by,

for the days when God watched over me,

when his lamp shone on my head

and by his light I walked through darkness!

Oh, for the days when I was in my prime,

when God's intimate friendship blessed my house,

when the Almighty was still with me,

when my path was drenched with cream

and the rock poured out for me streams of

olive oil.

Psalm 31

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;

let me never be put to shame;

deliver me in your righteousness.

Turn your ear to me,

come quickly to my rescue,

be my rock of refuge,

a strong fortress to save me.

Proverbs 23:25


Do not envy the wicked,

do not desire their company;

for their hearts plot violence,

and their lips talk about making trouble.

By wisdom a house is built,

and through understanding it is established;

through knowldege its rooms are filled

with rare and beautiful treasure.

Eat honey, my son, for it is good:

honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:

If you find it, there is a future hope for you,

and your hope will not be cut off.

Do not lurk like a theif near the house of the


do not plunder their dwelling place;

for through the righteous fall seven times, they rise


but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Do not gloat when our enemy falls;

when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

or the Lord will see and disapprove

and turn his wrath away from them.

Do not fret because of evildoers

or be envious of the wicked,

for the evildoer has no future hope,

and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.

An honest answer

is like a kiss on the lips.

Put your outdoor work in order

and get your fields ready;

after that, build your house.

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubles.

Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.

She selects wool and flax

and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships,

bringing her food from afar.

She gets up while it is still night;

she provides food for her family

and portions for her female servants.

She considers a field and buys it;

out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She sets about her work vigorously;

her arms are strong for her tasks.

She sees that her trading is profitable,

and her lamp does not go out at night.

In her hand she holds the distaff

and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor

and extends her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household;

for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed;

she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Her husband is respected at the city gate,

where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them

and supplies the merchants with sashes.

She is clothed with the strength and dignity;

she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom,

and faithful instruction is on her tongue,

She watches over the affairs of her household

and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;

her husband also, and he praises her;

Many women do noble things,

but you surpass them all.

Charm is deceptve, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works bring her praise at the city gates.

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