Go Fish Ministries, Inc. News Letter April1, 2012

Go Fish Ministries, Inc. News Letter April1, 2012

Jesus said: Follow me and I will make you fishers for others. Matthew 4:19

Sis. Kimberly Hartfield, B.S. M.S. Christian Counselor https://gofishministries.wordpress.com/ Contact or unsubscribe: gofishbooks@gmail.com

Counselors’ Corner

April is here and Easter is upon us. It’s the time of year to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection from the grave.  We are all sinners saved by grace and we need to be thankful for the amazing act of good will toward humanity that God did by sending us His Son to die on that cross for us and to take our rightfully deserved punishment for us.  When you hide Easter eggs, be sure you hide an empty plastic one to stand for the empty tomb of Jesus.  This reminds our kids that Easter is not about bunnies and chocolate, but about a wonderful Savior who lived and died for all of us who believe.

Well this last month has been good to me.  My book, A Little Redneck Theology, which was recently published through Create Space has been edited one more time to improve it significantly I hope. I have sold several copies, and have received limited feedback on it, but I trust that God can use it now, such as it is.  It’s certainly not going to be on anyone’s best seller list and I’ll count my self blessed if I sell enough to pay my light and water bill every month.  It is available for sale on my website bookstore page at https://gofishministries.wordpress.com . I put my heart and soul into this book, and I pray God can use it for His glory, though I know my views on God, the Father are certainly not mainstream.  I do believe that God is like a Father to us, but in a spiritual sense.  I believe God is Spirit and has both masculine and feminine characteristics, though I don’t believe God is physically male.  God says in His Word, “I am not a man that I should lie” and also that God is Spirit.  And often God is portrayed as a nurturing mother figure in Scripture.  It says that even if a nursing mother forgets her child, that God will not forget His children.  And there are others that show how God nurtures and cares for us, like a mother would.  Jesus himself said he would love to gather His children like a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings, so I see many feminine characteristics in God, as well as masculine ones.  God is still God, no matter how we see Him, and He is still the Spirit on the throne of my heart, who gives me life and breath and sent the only One who could have lived and died for me, the perfect sinless Christ, who comes from Him.

My website has nearly reached 30, 000 views now, and will have reached that by the end of this month. I am more amazed everyday of what God can do when you put your faith in Him.  I have certainly been blessed, and my territory has certainly been enlarged, as I have prayed for many years, more than I ever thought possible.  I received a letter from a ministry all the way fromNigeria, this past month.  My website is reaching people all over the world, which is such a blessing.  I pray that each ministry and person that contacts my website is blessed and that they find something useful worthy of their time and attention on it.  I pray that it ministers to them in miraculous ways, as it has already gone farther and done more than I ever imagined it would.  God must certainly have His hand on it.  I was just recently contacted by one person, who said that I was certainly not a Christian, and that God would judge me for what I am doing eventually.  Well, God’s word does say that we will be persecuted in this world, so I guess that’s to be expected.  He was right about one thing, that is, God is my judge, and I trust that’s God’s judgment of me will be fair and perfect.  He knows my heart even better than I do, and I know how deceptive our own hearts can be.  So I will continue to do what I believe God is telling me to do, even at risk of life and reputation, and trust the great and mighty judge of heaven to purify any wrong motives I might have in this work.  God’s word says that if we give up anything in this world to serve Him, we will be repaid in this life and in the world to come, but with persecutions.  So I know that others may judge me unfairly, but trust God to handle their hearts and mine.

My garden is producing a few peas and I have started planting my tomatoes and onions into the garden now.  I’ve started my spring planting now, and have planted tomatoes, onions, potatoes, beans and corn.  My established plum trees have finished blooming and have baby plums on them now and the little one I transplanted in the fall are doing well.  My fig tree has leafed out now and already has a couple of figs on it.  My daffodils and snowdrops finished blooming and my day lilies are sprouting out of the ground too. My azaleas have pretty much finished their blooming and I have some new ones to transplant if they make it.  I went to help a friend remove them from her yard and I got what we dug up to try to transplant.  We’ll see what happens anyway.  I just got three new Russian Blue kittens, though they are rather wild and I’m trying to tame them. My puppies are doing great and getting big now too.  I just bought seven baby pullets, so I hope they do well this time.  I know how to clip their wings now, but I still may have to cover the area to keep them in at some point.  Our Christmas bunnies are doing great and are big now, so I want to get some females to go with the two males we have.  If so, we may be eating stewed rabbit and chickens eventually, and not have to worry about all those growth hormones and stuff they put in processed meats now. I hope to eventually be self reliant and not have to depend on groceries stores, which can easily shut down in natural disasters like Katrina.  I just finished editing a new book on crisis gardening and survival scavenging, called Living on the Wild Side:Crisis Gardening and Survival Scavenging in the South, which is available at https://www.createspace.com/3829427. Maybe the few tidbits I publish in it may help a few people I hope.

One last thing I wanted to mention is about a dream I had on March 26th.  The dream was not real clear, but basically I saw armed guards and armored vehicles taking away all our legally held weapons.  They were going door to door removing all weapons from each home.  The vehicles were like those Wells Fargo uses.  I remember praying to God, “When will this happen?” And I felt in my spirit that  it was going to be during the Obama administration.  I’m not sure what all this may indicate, but if this does take place sometime during the next few years, that is, if Obama is re-elected or remains in office some other way, I just wanted to warn everyone what I dreamed.   We need to make sure we do everything we can to protect our right to keep and bear arms.  I have been told also that a new Fema Act that recently passed, will allow Obama to suspend elections in the case of a national emergency, even a man made emergency, like another terrorists attack.  He could easily stage something of this magnitude in order to stay in office, if he had enough people behind him, and I believe he does.  I pray that we can vote him out of office and that none of this will happen, but it’s not looking good.  If I have to vote for a Morman, or Obama, I’m afraid I won’t be able to confidently vote at all or may have to write someone in.  I’m watching the primaries as much as I can, and I hope Santorum will remain in the running.  If Obama stays in office, God help us all!  We’re going to need it!  Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.  Well that’s all for now.  God bless to all and go fish for Jesus!


Notes and Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Tommy, who is still not working full time, though he’s doing everything he can.
  • Pray for Amanda, who is expecting their second child and is experiencing some pregnancy related troubles, and still trying to work.
  • Pray for Jonnie, who has just successfully taken his GED and will be taking the ACT soon.
  • Pray for those of my kids that are straying from the faith, and those who are rebelling against God.
  • Pray for those people and ministries, which make contact with my website, that they will be blessed and find what they need through it.
  • I am a Christian Counselor and would be willing to provide services to those in need. I have a master’s degree in Psychological Counseling and am an ordained Minister as well. Please pray that I may be useful to God’s kingdom.
  • I have published all of my New Testament paraphrases and Old Testament Torah on my new website located at https://gofishministries.wordpress.com/ Also there is a link to my books for sale there too.
  • I just finished Ezekiel and have started on Isaiah, but can’t seem to work on it consistently, since I’m not at home several days a week with homeschool co-op and other obligations.  Pray for me to have the spiritual passion to get this work finished this year.  Thank all of you who are praying for me on this.

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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2 Responses to Go Fish Ministries, Inc. News Letter April1, 2012

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