to have Courage....In Family Life, In Spirituality, In Health, In Living Simply

I'm on a journey...... as we all are. Learning, remembering, re-discovering about health, spirituality, relationships, emotions and the mind.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Our Family's Vaccination Story

I always hated getting needles myself when growing up. I remember my mom helping me across the gymnasium floor at public school because I was faint and couldn't walk on my own, but pride didn't allow me to sit down.

As a youth, I got all of my vaccinations on schedule. It was part of routine at school. I dreaded it.

Everette got all of his vaccinations also. We were compliant children, doing as out parents and teachers told us to do. Our parents were compliant, also, doing what they were told and what they thought was beneficial for us. They just didn't know any better.

Everette and I fell into the same trap as new parents. We were uneducated about vaccinations, but knew that that's just what everybody does. Was there a reason to question it???

I dreaded each appointment for our 2 little girls to get pricked. I felt terrible, telling them that even though it hurt, it was for their good. Was it, really?? In my heart, I wasn't sure.

I read about the vaccination debate here and there, but internet wasn't available to us at that point so it was limited to the occasional magazine article I'd happen to read while waiting for some appointment, or hearing tidbits of conversations here and there.

Although Everette was fine with the girls getting inoculated, I no longer was. I started to cause friction in that area . I felt we both needed more information, and couldn't just continue to go blindly into this just because 'everybody else is doing it'.

We agreed to stop vaccinating until we had enough information. We came to realize that we were responsible both whether we vaccinated our children or we didn't. It had nothing really to do with any kind of medical 'authority'. It was just us as the parents, answerable to God. If we vaccinated them and they had contraindications/bad reaction, WE were responsible because we subjected them to it. If they weren't inoculated, then WE were responsible for that, too.

The years went past, and we gathered a little info here, and a little info there. I was more comfortable with NOT inoculating, but I still was basically undecided.

Then I started using a new chiropractor, and it was he who actually brought the subject up one day. He was opposed to vaccinations, and congratulated me on having stopped giving them. He armed me with a bit of copied info, and the recommendations to read, "A Shot in the Dark" which I was able to borrow from the library.

Now I was feeling more convinced that to not vaccinate was the wisest choice. And Everette was becoming more and more convinced. It was also helpful to know that a medically informed person such as our chiropractor had also come to the same conclusion.

I devoured other books from the library, and now that we were able to access the internet I started to do some research on my own. I was glad we were becoming more and more comfortable with our decision, because about this time we were having children added to our family. We now had more dependents to make this crucial decision concerning.

When our first son was only 4 months old (he is our 4th born), we discovered that he had whooping cough. Yes, the one we could have had him inoculated for. However, at his 4 months of age, the most he would have had would have been 2 scheduled shots. One isn't considered 'adequately covered' until the third round.

When a little research was done, it was discovered that he had contracted the virus from our friends baby girl (6 mths old, also not inoculated, and was originally hospitalized with diagnosis of bronchitis) who got it from their next door neighbour's school-aged INOCULATED girl who had been diagnosed with Bronchitis, of which she'd had for 3 months and been on several different medications, all of which had been ineffective......because she actually had whopping cough for which the meds aren't effective to stop the cough after it has developed! But the doctors hadn't recognized it as whopping cough, because they had a preconceived idea that inoculations provide 100% protection against that disease. (That is absolutely not true, and the stats show it)

I spent 2 days and nights in hospital with Mitchell as he was having difficulties breathing due to choking on the incredibly thick mucous that is part of whopping cough. I was hit with a small barrage of Doctors who took it upon themselves to inform this 'uneducated woman' about the dangers she poses to all of society because she chooses not to immunize her children. I was a sitting duck of course, spending 2 days in their environment. They never once asked me 'Why?' I chose not to vaccinate. They just made their assumptions and blasted me for my apparent irresponsibility.

The majority of deaths due to whopping cough are in infants <6 style="font-style: italic;">what is in the injections, its mode of application goes against God's design.

Then when I considered the way our society worked, I noticed it too was against God's design. In Leviticus 13:46 it says "As long as he has the infection he remains unclean. He must live alone; he must live outside the camp." This was to limit the spread of any infectious disease. But this isn't the way it works in our western society. We see bank tellers and cashiers with red and runny noses going to work, sneezing away, handling our food and our money, passing the germs onto us. Working parents can't afford to take a day off of work so they send their sick children to school. This isn't anywheres near being 'alone' or 'outside the camp.' As a matter of fact, most of us have participated or at least heard of parents having 'chicken-pox parties' where they purposely take their uninfected children over to the house where a child is in the contagious stages of chicken-pox, in hopes that their child or children will contract the disease. This is totally un-biblical, but we don't even seem to bat an eye at the practice.

I haven't mentioned anything about questioning the ingredients in a vaccination shot, because there are lists available on the internet and in books. They include known-carcinogenics (cancer-causing), heavy metals, live viruses, cells from other animal forms, etc. Why anybody would willingly have that put into their muscles and into their bloodstream, is beyond my comprehension. The only possible way is because of ignorance, and fear. And undoubtedly, the media is big on fear tactics. They are paid big bucks to stir the emotions of the people, and fear is a huge epidemic in our society.

But Praise God, we don't have to succumb to fear, nor live under it. Perfect Love casts out ALL fear. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

I do not fear. If God is for me, who can ever be against me? He makes me more than a conqueror, in all things. I do not need to fear.

That's all I'm going to write about this for now. Maybe I'll add another post later.

This is so pertinent for such a time as this, because the gov't, medical field and the media are bringing alot of fear around the subject of the Swine Flu in particular, and are making it sound like the inoculations are the only way we will have a chance of surviving an epidemic. This is just an out-right lie. Don't buy into it. But don't just believe me either. Educate yourself. PLEASE!!

Question for You: Have you done your own independent research on the topic of vaccinations?

Vaccinations & Health

I just can't keep silent in regards to vaccinations at this point in history, when the USA is about to make them mandatory for the entire population, and Massachusetts is just about to make it law or if you refuse you can spend up to 30 days in jail plus $1,000 fine per day until you finally succumb (if ever) to their pressure. See I Am Appalled!

I cannot keep silent, because I am convinced that vaccinations are completely unhealthy. I will not silently let my friends and others ignorantly inject their children or themselves with these toxins without me at least passing on pertinent information.

Each of us is responsible for ourselves and those in our care.
I URGE you to educate your self concerning the issues around vaccinations/inoculations. It's a big subject, emotionally charged and financially influenced. But with the supposed scare of the Swine Flu/H1N1, and when this one passes I can virtually guarantee you that there will soon be some 'new epidemic' around the corner to worry about (whatever has happened to SARS, ebola, etc???). The vaccination debate is not about to soon end, but in your mind it could if you just educate yourself.

Please, please, don't just believe what you read or hear in the news. There are agendas, and paychecks to collect. They are not unbiased. Do your research, and seriously think about it.

Read the article by Mike Adams at Historical facts about the dangers (and failures) of vaccines

You'll be amazed to find out things like :
• In 1977, Dr Jonas Salk who developed the first polio vaccine, testified along with other scientists, that mass inoculation against polio was the cause of most polio cases throughout the USA since 1961. (Science 4/4/77 "Abstracts" )

• In the USA, the cost of a single DPT shot had risen from 11 cents in 1982 to $11.40 in 1987. The manufacturers of the vaccine were putting aside $8 per shot to cover legal costs and damages they were paying out to parents of brain damaged children and children who died after vaccination. (The Vine, Issue 7, January 1994, Nambour, Qld)

Question for You: Are you getting sick and tired of hearing about vaccinations and the swine flu?

Friday, August 28, 2009

I Am Appalled!

Wake Up, America: Forced vaccinations, quarantine camps, health care interrogations and mandatory "decontaminations"

I am appalled that the Land of the Free is so close to throwing the towel in on that. What they once prided themselves on will now be down the drain.

I remember hearing on a Focus on the Family radio program a few years back just before a USA Presidential election, a couple of men discussing with James Dobson about democracy and communism/Marxism, and how easy things turn into communism when the people stop thinking for themselves and expect the gov't to do the thinking for them and take care of all of their needs. Well, looks like that's about where the USA mentality is about now. Sadly, I don't see the Canadian mindset as anything different.

Question for You: Do you think vaccinations should be imposed on the population or that citizens ought to have the freedom to decline?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What An Ionic Foot Bath Did For My Family

by Willie Jones

Check out a Canadian merchant at Lenson's
Tell them that Everette & Karen Johnson sent you.
We love our Lenson Ionic Foot Spa. You will, too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Decrees Are Falling From Heaven"

by Doug Addison Jul 29, 2009

"Decrees Are Falling From Heaven" Last April, I was talking on the telephone
with Bob Jones who told me he was in Heaven and saw that "books were being
reconciled regarding people's destinies." A short while later I was talking
with Larry Randolph who said that he saw the court of Heaven in session, and
there are things about our future that have not been determined as of yet.

This explains why so many people feel "frustrated and uncertain" right now. In
my life, I know the direction that God wants me to go, but the specific steps
for this new season have not been clarified. We are in a time of transition in
which the way we used to do things is not working as effectively as it once
did. We are living in a paradox of the old not working and the new having not
yet been fully revealed.

Understanding God's will for our lives is sometimes easier than knowing His
timing. The most common way that God reveals His will is through His written
word. In 1988, God spoke to me about my life calling through Isaiah 61:1-2,
declaring to me that my ultimate destiny was to preach the good news and get
people freed from the darkness. Though I began preparing myself immediately,
the actual timing of going into full-time ministry did not happen for another
ten years.

God will also reveal His destiny to us through prophetic promises, dreams,
visions and spiritual experiences. Many people have these promises but have
difficulty understanding the timing and details of the prophetic words. If you
have words spoken over your life that you have not seen come to pass, then
pray and ask God to show you which promises you should focus on and which ones
may be no longer valid based on circumstances.

Prophecy can be subjective and it requires listening to God and getting wisdom
from others to determine your steps. God will always confirm directive words
through several different means so that you will not make a major decision
based on one prophetic word.

A Decree From Heaven

On Monday, June 29, 2009 while praying, I experienced an extraordinary "Open
Heaven" in my house. Suddenly it was as if I had a direct connection with God,
and I knew His heart and what and how to pray. It went on for about 30
minutes, then the intensity lifted. During the experience I was reminded of
many promises that God has made to me and felt a new strength and authority to
speak and command these promises into existence.

A few hours later I had an unexpected visitation. Suddenly a piece of paper
literally appeared in mid-air and dropped to the floor and disappeared. It
happened so fast that I did not have time to take it all in. It was very real
and was a parchment with what appeared to have gold or bronze trim. I was not
able to make out any writing on it, as it went as fast as it came.

God spoke to me that the paper was a "decree from Heaven" regarding the
prayers that I had been praying. He told me that my prayers were heard and He
issued orders to carry them out.

Psalm 2:7-8, I will proclaim the decree of the Lord: He said to me, "You are
My Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of Me, and I will make the
nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession."

Decrees from Heaven are now falling upon God's people to take hold of their
inheritance. There has been a balancing of the books in Heaven and those who
have been robbed by the enemy are now being repaid. Those who have robbed and
oppressed people will get their repayment as well. Where there has been
injustice God is bringing justice. The enemy does not want us to see this so
our circumstances will look radically opposite. We must press into God right
now and claim all that God has for us.

Press In and Reclaim Losses

Interestingly, this experience happened on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
which honors the Martyrs of the Church. Martyrdom or the killing of the Saints
was a great injustice. The enemy has been attacking and robbing Christians of
their destinies. This has been in the areas of finances, health, marriages,
relationships, ministries, businesses and emotions. It is time to say, "No

The Year of Jubilee began last September 15, 2008, the day of the largest
corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history. We are in the final few months of a
spiritual release from Heaven. There has been a shake up in the natural realm
that is symbolic of the supernatural. God is issuing bailout orders from
Heaven. From now through September 2009, it is a time to press in and reclaim
our losses.

We are in a strategic time that is similar to that of David in 1 Samuel 30.
David had a prophetic promise to be king and was anointed by Samuel, but his
timing had not yet come. King Saul had been trying to kill David and then the
enemy came and stole their possessions, families and burned their city to the
ground. David was greatly distressed but he encouraged himself in the Lord.
They recovered everything and things changed at that point and David went from
running to a new place of ruling and authority.

Just because God declared that David would be King, it did not happen
automatically. David had to get up and go fight for it against all odds. Many
people today do not understand this and are sitting back waiting for God to do
it for them. It is time to encourage ourselves in the Lord and not pull back.
It is time to no longer believe the lies of the enemy, but to grab hold of our
only reality, which is God's Word and will for our lives. It is time to
pursue! This is truly an exciting time to be alive!

We saw an immediate turn around in our ministry by praying the following daily
for a few weeks:

• God reveal what promises are "for now" and what are "for later" (timing).

• Show us what the enemy does not want us to see (discernment).

• God, allow us to be seen as You see us, not as the enemy wants us to be seen

• Repay and release what was stolen and held back by the enemy (justice).

• Show us how to practically respond (wisdom).

Doug Addison

InLight Connection


Doug Addison is the founder of InLight Connection in Santa Maria , CA and is
the author of the book Prophecy, Dreams, and Evangelism. He travels worldwide
helping people transform their lives and discover their purpose. Doug is a
stand-up comedian and his training seminars include hearing God, understanding
dreams and visions, and experiencing the supernatural. Doug also trains and
leads dream teams and prophetic/power evangelism outreaches.

Question for You: What do you think about this prophecy?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Balanced Life - Health

I'm starting a new blog about health, and will try and devote more of this Be En-couraged blog to family life and what we are up to. It's impossible to compartmentalize our lives, as every area tends to overlap with others. But since I love the topic of health, I thought I'd put it somewhere's else so as not to bombard those of you who aren't as interested in it as others might be.

Well, I'll give it a go, anyways, and see how it pans out.