What I did last year (and for a few years actually)…

December 2019

For the past few years, I have been working with Jesse C. Jones (a lifetime friend of the Crosnoes) on a number of books and new testament bible study guides.  These books are all available on scribd on my account there.  You can add them to your kindle account if you have one so you can read them from there.  The books are free to download and share – whatever works for you.

The links on scribd:

https://www.scribd.com/lists/4293528/Books-for-Believers-Seekers  (for the list of books)

https://www.scribd.com/lists/22254455/Bible-Study-Guides-by-Jesse-C-Jones (for the list of study guides)

In these books, Jesse occasionally shares personal references to when he had an encounter with the Lord and mentions my mom and dad specifically in the book “A Man of God” which is about Brother Frid (a great bible teacher and mentor).  It is a remarkable body of work and I am glad to have been able to help make them available.  I served as both editor and publisher and am mentioned in the preface for the bible study guides.

I also did the simple cover work on the bible study guides, but a fabulous artist named Rex Morache did the others. I found him while looking for the cover art for the book on Revelation.  The cover for that book is one of his works that he permitted us to use on the book.  The others he created specially for us.

I hope you enjoy them all and that they bless your life!

Love,

Sandie  

A graphic of the books available (see links below):

Links to Other Books Available Online by Jesse C. Jones

After the “Big Bang”

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Man of God

Can God Be Known?

Dialogue With an Atheist

Has God Divorced America?

The Mystery of God

The Spiritual Life

Weighed in the Balances

Bible Stumbling Blocks

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online and are free to 

download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd

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Bible Study Guides for the New Testament by Jesse C. Jones:

Matthew Mark & Luke – A Study on The Parables 

John – A Study on the Gospel of John

Acts – A Study on the Acts of the Apostles

Romans – A Study on the Epistle to the Romans

I Corinthians – A Study on the First Epistle to the Corinthians

II Corinthians – A Study on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians

Galatians – A Study on the Epistle to the Galatians

Ephesians – A Study on the Epistle to the Ephesians

Philippians – A Study on the Epistle to the Philippians

Colossians – A Study on the Epistle to the Colossians

I Thessalonians – A Study on the First Epistle to the Thessalonians

II Thessalonians – A Study on the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

I Timothy – A Study on the First Epistle to Timothy

II Timothy – A Study on the Second Epistle to Timothy

Titus – A Study on the Epistle to Titus

Philemon – A Study on the Epistle to Philemon

Hebrews – A Study on the Book of Hebrews

James – A Study on the Book of James

I Peter – A Study on the Book of I Peter

II Peter – A Study on the Book of II Peter

I II & III John – A Study on the Three Epistles of John

Jude – A Study on the Epistle of Jude

Revelation of Jesus Christ – A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online and are free to 

download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd

Thanksgiving Blessings – 2019

Dollie came to live with me this year. She is a three year old ragdoll full of fun and love.

Sometimes I write an annual letter around this time. Not this year. I am simply going to say thanks to YHWH for His many blessings and constant provision on every level – even when I do not understand. He is faithful.

Some scriptures about giving thanks to share and proclaim:

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

—Psalm 9:1

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!”

—Psalm 50:23

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;

—Psalm 92:1

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

—Psalm 97:12

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!

—Psalm 100:4

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;
make known his deeds among the peoples!
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wondrous works!

—Psalm 105:1-2.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God..

—Philippians 4:6.

More scriptures and references here:

Thanksgiving Bible Verses: 15 Great Scripture Quotes.

My Thanksgiving posts from previous years here.

Forks over Knives Documentary on Plant Based Diets Reversing Disease

Forks over Knives DVD (click on pic to purchase/view via Amazon)

I watched this documentary, “Forks over Knives”, tonight and then discovered their website — what a find! First a little about the DVD from their own website:

“Forks Over Knives became a spark for national change. The film was a hit [2011]. The accompanying book became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. And most importantly, Brian [Wendel] saw legions of people—including his own father and members of the film’s cast and crew—adopting a plant-based diet and regaining control of their health and their lives. It was obvious that Forks Over Knives was no longer just a side project, so Brian quit his day job in real estate and took on the movement full time.”

The “Forks over Knives” DVD parallels the discovery of two doctors, independently of one another (both by the way raised on dairy and cattle ranches), that plant based diets promote healthier outcomes. Their journeys were both clinical and via broad geographic demographic studies of disease trends over time. Embedded in the story were several real life cases where dramatic turnarounds were experienced in diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension with plant based diet lifestyle changes. Several cases went from heavily medicated to no medications, significant weight loss and accompanying life style turnarounds.

So if you become interested (and I am), the first step is to take the first step and learn to reduce meat and dairy products while eating more plant based diets. That can be a bit difficult in our culture today. That is when I discovered their website. One of the top tabs on the website is Recipes. If you are interested in making lifestyle changes, you are going to need some help to learn to buy, cook, and eat healthier foods. Junk foods just are not going to solve this problem. Just in case you hadn’t figured that out!

Professor Arnold Ehret on Mucusless Diet Healing System

I am also reading Professor Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System. He emphasizes fasting and plant based eating. More on that when I finish the book, but if you are interested in the topic, don’t wait on me! A friend recently told me that “it was the most important book in my library”. It was my parent’s book so I guess I better take a look…

If you are in the Bartlesville area and want to meet monthly with a group of us pursuing these topics, please let me know so I can plug you into things.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Forks over Knives

h/t Marilyn Earhart for the loan of the DVD

OK2A – Events in OKC and Lawton Areas coming soon…

OK2A Meeting in OKC March 19th

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association will meet at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 19 in OKC at H&H Shooting Sports, 400 S. Vermont Ave, Ste. 110, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108. (I-40 & Meridian)

Don Spencer, President of OK2A, will be hosting this meeting.
Don will be giving an update on the current status of bills in the Oklahoma State legislature. There’s a lot going on regarding gun bills at the Capitol, so make plans to attend.

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS MEETING!

OK2A Meeting in Lawton March 18th

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association will be meeting on Monday, March 18 at 6:00 pm at Billy Sims BBQ, 4404 NW Cache Rd., Lawton, OK. 

Join fellow 2A supporters along with OK2A Lawton coordinator, Larry Cotton, for an evening of information and discussion regarding your 2nd Amendment rights and liberties.

38 bills have been introduced into the Oklahoma legislature at the request of OK2A. Support these bills to help them become law, also.

Lawton meetings are on the 3rd Monday of each month at Billy Sims BBQ. Non-members are welcome to attend. Come early and grab a bite to eat and meet / visit with like-minded 2A supporters.

Constitutional Carry is LAW in the Great State of Oklahoma, effective November 1, 2019!

For more info via OK2A >>>

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – OK2A – Events in OKC and Lawton Areas

Preparing for the Glory by John and Carol Arnott

Preparing for the Glory by John & Carol Arnott

This weekend I have been going to the meetings in Tulsa with John Arnott. He is an amazing teacher and full of the Holy Spirit. What is wonderful about his ministry is the depth of his experience (involved in the Toronto Blessing outpouring in 1994) but not to leave it there pressing on for More! He breathes Fire on the people as he prays for them and teaches us that we as believers can do the same for/with others. As the body prayed for me this weekend, I believe I gained more healing and grew about an inch in stature (more to go). I am more than ever convinced YHWH has full restoration for me and am asking that others join with me in prayer for myself and all who need healing, baptism, salvation, and deliverance among us. It is our Father’s great pleasure to do so for His children and for unbelievers as well as a sign to them of His love and power.

Getting Ready for the Next Wave of Holy Spirit Outpouring

There is one more meeting in Tulsa tonight. If you can get there – be there! If you cannot be there in person, read the book. It is available at the meetings and on Amazon linked to picture of book above.

Banners and little dancers at Believer’s Church Saturday night

More of my testimony here>>>

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Preparing for the Glory

Happy New Year – My Toast for 2019

Special thanks to my good friend Shelli Dawdy for the best Happy New Year graphic of all times!

MY TOAST for 2019

The Lord is good; His mercy endureth to all generations.

May you walk in His ways; May you bring a smile to His face;

May you experience His love for you and extend His love to all you know!

Let’s do a new thing together and bring blessings to our land in the here and now.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them: Happy New Year — My Toast for 2019

Snowflakes – Each One Unique

 

This year I made snowflakes, I usually do a crafting project for the holidays.  I know they look like tree ornaments, but they are not or they could be.  They are anything you want them to be.

As children we learned that each snowflake is unique.  Well as I was making these, I got a glimpse of our Heavenly Father’s creativity.  Each of my snowflakes is unique.  No two are identical.  Some obviously are very different, but some had the same types of beads.  However, I can assure you their loops were never the same!

You are perfectly and wonderfully made – a unique creation – a mighty miracle with Heavenly purpose.  My prayer is that if you are reading this that you may know intimately your Heavenly Father and walk in His ways all of your days.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  Psalm 139:14 KJV

So as I pondered snowflakes, a song kept rippling in my head.  I did a post about it here several years ago.  Special thanks to Susan White for singing that song and leading me into worship at moments of great need and moments of great sorrow through the years!

As we celebrate the Savior’s birthday (whether we got the date right or wrong) – remember that you are special and unique.  He came to earth to be born so that He could rescue you.  What love divine!

Blessings,

Sandie

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Snowflakes – Each One Unique

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