Coffee Quotes

The ideal cup of coffee should be:

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love”. ~Prince Talleyrand (1754-1839)


Give me a man who drinks good, hot, dark, strong coffee for breakfast!

A man who smokes a good, dark, fat cigar after dinner!

You may marry your milk-faddist, or your anti-coffee crank, as you will!

But I know the magic of the coffee pot!

Let me make my Husband’s coffee–and I care not who makes eyes at him!

Give me two matches a day-

One to start the coffee with, at breakfast, and one for his cigar, after dinner!

And I defy all the houris in Christendom to light a new flame in his heart!  ~Helen Rowland, What Every Wife Knows


If this is coffee, please bring me some tea.  But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” ~Abraham Lincoln


A person has the right to complain about the coffee when he finds grounds for it in his cup.


Few things establish a hostess’ reputation more quickly for fine entertaining than the coffee she serves.”


The LORD inspired and led me to put more energy into teaching people about Him and about the path He has for everyone on their journey through life.  While everyone’s life will obviously be different, I believe there are 7 main principles I have discovered through living, prayer, meditation, and suffering that I believe is a GOOD formula for everyone to live life to the fullest and in God’s will.

The Path to Life is what I am calling this new seminar, and I plan to have informative and socially intimate meetings on Saturday nights to explore these 7 principles, and how we can apply them to our individual lives, for the ultimate health, happiness, and well-being of us and our fellow travelers.

Here is a brochure of the course:

Interestingly, God has provided to me the perfect tools to use for teaching these principles in the form of the Bible, Young Living essential oils, and new scientific discoveries about traditional healing.  These combined with my personal testimony of being a divorced mom of five children whom I mostly homeschooled, and experiences from being a midwife and registered nurse for over 20 years–and the testimony and experiences of others–make for a compelling recipe for how we could live our lives in abundance!

My personal testimony, like most others’, is long and convoluted, but despite bad life choices in my younger years, when I invited Jesus Christ to be my personal savior in 2012, He began to make me into a new creation.  It didn’t happen overnight, and it didn’t mean I did not suffer or grieve, but it meant I was breaking free of my strongholds and coming to new life and new ministries in His Love.

And here I am now, embarking on a new mission to help my fellow sisters and brothers and neighbors to live the life God wants to lavish upon us all!  So come join us on Saturday nights as we celebrate being in His grace and mercy and Love.



God’s name we are first introduced to in the Bible is ALHYM.  ALHYM is an all-encompassing name and allows us to understand that God is an infinite entity.  Only an infinite entity could create our universe and the life within it.  ALHYM is sovereign LORD and Master, Supreme Ruler of All.

A study of the very letters of His name reveals the truth of His essence:


A   Aleph the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet.  It is premier and silent, giving honor to that which it proclaims.  A denotes holiness and godliness.

L   Lamed is in the middle of the alphabet and leads us up into God’s realm because the Hebrew letter trails above the line of writing, as God’s domain, Heaven, is above all.

H   Hey is a sound made by gutturally breathing out.  It denotes the breath of God that gives life to all living and breathing souls.  It is located in the middle of God’s name as our breath is located in the middle of us.  Breath is the most fundamental necessity of life, over all other elements.  Without it nothing could live.

Y   Yod is the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet.  It is made by beginning with a dot of a pen, or a point.  Nothing is too small for God.  He is in our smallest cell or atom, and He communicates with us on the smallest level–smaller than we can imagine.  He goes after the one lost lamb out of the large flock.  Nothing is too small or too great for our God.

M   Mem is the closing letter of God’s primary name.  It denotes plurality coming at the end so we know God is an infinite Being who is capable of revealing Himself to us in an infinite number of ways, and He has numerous personal names He reveals to us in our relationship with Him.  It means ‘waters’ which is what creation first began as, as His breath hovered over the waters.  Mem at the end of words looks like a box, while at the beginning it is wavy and twisting, like flowing water.  As far as water can flow and seep, there is God containing it all.  All is encompassed by God, the upper waters and the lower waters.

For the Love of Money

Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  ~1 Timothy 6:6-10

My Testimony

Glory to God for His Grace

And I thank my LORD Alyha who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful and true, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a harlot, and a vain woman; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.  And the grace of my Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

If You Cannot Love Your Neighbor, You Cannot Love God

Matthew 22:36-40 New King James Version (NKJV)

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

We are not loving God with all of our heart, soul, and might if we are not loving our neighbor as ourselves.  This is illustrated in this verse very well:

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”  ~Matthew 5:24-25

This is also supported by the old testament scripture that teaches us that obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22), because we cannot sacrifice ourselves or an offering unto God knowing that we have not been obedient to his other great command to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  God does not want us to come before him with false piety and righteousness when we have trespassed against or offended our neighbor.

Therefore if we cannot love our neighbor, we cannot love God.


His Blessings: Chocolate!

Though life can be hard for Christians and we suffer persecutions, tribulations, reproaches, infirmities, insults, and distresses, He doesn’t leave us without numerous blessings which He bestows on all men, gifted to us in this earth and the things within and upon it.  I would like to honor Him for these natural substances that we usually take for granted, the first being


Chocolate grows in large pods on trees native to Central and South America.  They are knocked off the tree and cut open to reveal cocoa beans inside, which are then fermented, dried, roasted, and ground into cocoa powder.  Usually sugar is added and maybe cocoa butter to make a fine bar of chocolate.  How finely chocolate is ground, and the quality of the ingredients is usually what separates the best chocolate from mediocre chocolate because the human tongue can detect even the minutest textural characteristics, in other words if your tongue feels tiny granules of chocolate from a coarser grind, it is not as delightful as if your tongue feels silky smoothness.

Chocolate is also healthy for us, as this article reports.  Finally, one of the best movies ever is entitled Chocolat.  I highly recommend it!

Thank you Lord GOD for giving us the fruit of the cacao tree.  It is not food for the gods but food from GOD.

The Three Heavens, the Three Hells, and God



Living in the Spirit on Earth

Living in the Flesh on Earth


Lake of Fire

We know there are three heavens because of the Apostle Paul’s words in his epistle to the Corinthians

2 Corinthians 12:2-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities.

As there are three degrees of hell, there are also three heavens.  The first heaven is our earth that God gave us, including our atmosphere and outer space.  It is temporal meaning it is tangible, physical, and not necessarily spiritual, though it can be. Just as earth can be hell and man can suffer, it can also be heavenly because of all the blessings God bestows on man, in Christ and without.  After all, sometimes evil people receive good things, and the most persecuted are those who follow Christ.  Although overall, it is also true that Christ makes the difference between heaven and hell in our earthly bodies and existence.

Created for us over billions of years, the earth has been sculpted by our Father for us to live in and dwell in and to have joy in.  From the platform of the earth, we can contemplate our Maker while looking out at our distant universe and back into the far reaches of time.  In the first degree of hell, we can live a ‘lowly’ and ‘base’ life mired in dirtiness, darkness, and depravity; or live a higher life with a higher mind listening to the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).  Not as tillers of the ground like Cain, living for the flesh; but as holy beings like Abel, living for the Spirit.

The second heaven is Paradise.  That place where Jesus is meeting us when those who believe in Him pass from death unto life (Luke 23:43).  The holding place where saints and those great and small await the Final Judgment.  Analogous to Sheol, Paradise exists only in the Spirit realm between true Heaven and life on earth.  Our bodies decay as in Sheol, but in Sheol those poor souls become less than a man, and in Paradise we become more like God.  Like Sheol, it is a temporary holding place until Jesus completes His thousand year reign and Heaven is established.  This is undoubtedly where the Garden of Eden is being protected from man.

The third heaven is Heaven, which is the New Zion, the New Jerusalem, which will be established in the Final Days.  Paul was caught up to here for a while, transcending through paradise, but he did not like to talk about it lest he be seen as boasting.  Its analogous dwelling place for those who are evil is the eternal Lake of Fire.  They both last forever and ever:  one good, one bad.  Explained in the final pages of scripture, it is the long-awaited time when God places His tabernacle among men and they become His people, and He their God (Revelation 21:3).

How characteristic of God to make six levels of existence for man, just as He made six days of creation for man.  Of course, God makes the circle complete as the seventh essence encompassing all these heavens and hells, transcendent and immanent among and in all of them, just as He is resting in His seventh day now, awaiting His new kingdom to come.

There is no place man can escape or disappear from God.

~~~Praise God~~~

Death and the Afterlife, Part V: Three Degrees of Hell

There are three degrees of Hell for man.  The first Hell is when man and woman are cursed and cast out of the Garden of Eden to be separated from walking with God.  Earth and existence itself are a form of hell by which we are outside Heaven.

The second degree of Hell is Sheol, where those not living in Christ go when they die.  It is a place of torment because man is not only separated from God, but is stripped of those things which make him in God’s image, like God.  He has no ability to do anything, think, hope, or commune with others.  His only hope is the grace of God reaching down and touching him, and hopefully lifting him out of Sheol.  God tells us through Ezekiel that He gives those living in Christ the power to enliven these dead.

The third and final degree of Hell is the Lake of Fire, called the second death.  Here all those who refused God even after being given more chances to turn to Him will be tormented day and night forever and ever.