108 ~ OR – WA – ID – MT
November 26, 2016 – December
Jennifer Lynn Joy © 2016
we are still working on the final photo shoot of the Worship Flag Project an
opportunity arises for me to meet Karrie in Portland, Oregon with plans to
drive to the Oregon Coast and do the photo shoot, then return to Portland,
Oregon on Monday, drop Karrie off at the airport and drive back to Redmond,
Oregon. Simple, easy, plan. I am hopeful. My energy level has not been what I
needed since coming home from Tennessee in October, so 3 days seems very
“I can do all things through HIM who
Job 42:2, NASB, “I know that YOU can do all things, and
that no purpose of YOURS can be thwarted.”
11.26.2016 – Saturday – After finish packing and
loading the vehicle with flags, anointing oil bottles, laptop, and clothes for
2 nights on the Oregon Coast, I headed to Portland, Oregon arriving about noon.
I picked up Karrie from a yoga class, then we headed to her hotel to pack her
belongings, check out and off to the Oregon Coast.
we were driving along, she asked, “Is there a “La Provence restaurant” here?”
It was not a restaurant that I was familiar with, so she did a google search,
and can you just imagine we are just a few minutes away from the La Provence in
Hillsboro, Oregon. Only God!
rain poured incessantly as it can on the Oregon Coast. Tillamook is our city of
destination, the place of my Dad’s birth. The rain, the fog, the mist, the
dark, the very poorly lit roads, and even poorer directions from the person
renting us a house for two nights make the end of the journey less pleasant. I
am thinking…where is my driver? PAPA GOD surely you can see I need a driver.
we find the rental house and upon entering it is filled with wood smoke from a
wood stove. Clearly someone forgot to open the vent. Mercy Jesus. So, we opened
the windows, cranked up the heat and went to the store to get provisions.
Communion is part of my day, no matter what, no matter where, no matter…so we
shared communion and retired. I am beyond exhausted, my lungs are screaming
from the smoke, and I am reciting, “I can do all things through Christ Jesus
who strengthens me” for the thousandth time.
11.27.2016 – Sunday – After a sleepless night, and
continuous rain which makes the photo shoot not an option, we head in the
direction of Missoula, Montana with tentative plans to spend the night in
Spokane or Coeur d’ alene. We stopped in Cannon Beach because I believe it is a
place everyone needs to see at least once. We shared breakfast and toured a
couple of art galleries because Cannon Beach has wonderful art galleries…a
place to spend a week at least, not a squeezed-in hour. The late fall winds and
rain were typical Oregon Coast…impossible for a photo shoot. Yet the majesty of
the Oregon Coast is extravagant regardless of the weather.
then headed back to Portland, through The Dalles and on to Tri-Cities…rain,
rain, rain, and more rain…through Spokane then arriving in Missoula after
midnight…yes that is more than a 14-hour day. There is snow on the ground, I
have not brought Montana type winter clothes and I continue to recite, “I can
do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.”
11.28.2016 – Monday – As Karrie had been
traveling for almost a week and she has many errands to run, I opted to
joined her this morning. The snow is a
bit too much for a photo shoot, tomorrow promises blue skies, no snow and below
the afternoon, I worked on the NAIP – 999 – Prayers for 2017, as this was the
week I had scheduled to finish them. Although for many years, I have written
the 999-Prayers a year in advance, this year because of computer issues (black
screens, etc.)…they are still on the pressing need to get finished agenda.I simply trust that ELOHIM will make a
way for me to complete HIS assignments for HIS glory regardless of the
11.29.2016 – Tuesday – I arose early to work on
the NAIP Prayers. Forty of the 999-Prayers for 2017 are finished, only 82 more
to write, upload to the website, release through group email. I truly believe in
the power of prayer, that GOD hears and answers our prayers, so I continue to
press in, press through, because I believe in YAHWEH!
is the photo shoot. May I just shout, “HALLELUJAH JESUS!” Karrie took photos of the anointing oil
bottles and I re-packed them and loaded them into the vehicle. Then we left to
go find a place to finish the photo shoot in 32 degrees. However, it is not
raining, hailing, snowing and so for this I give thanks. It was beyond cold and
clearly, I do not have Montana winter clothes. We finish the shoot and I am
grateful for this portion of the Worship Flag Project 2016 for my KING JESUS to
Jeremiah 33:2-3; NASB, “Thus says the LORD who made
the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is HIS name, ‘Call to
ME and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you
do not know.’”
11.30.2016 – Wednesday – We began working on
editing the photos which just takes hours in-between Karrie’s very full
schedule. I continue to work on the 999-Prayers anytime she has an appointment.
This week is like the final mile of a marathon and I am pressing through
because of my great love for YESHUA!
12.01.2016 – Thursday – When I was in Tennessee, I
noticed the sealant on Wander’s Worship Hammer had not held, so I discussed
this with Karrie and we went to the U of M to get Gel Medium. It is more
durable that the product we used in 2009 and 2010. So, while in Montana, I
re-sealed all of Karrie’s Worship Hammers.
with all things there is a learning curve, a way to improve, new products to
discover. And this new product, Gel Medium, would be used on the 51 handles of
the Worship Streamers. For this I give thanksgiving and praise to ABBA ADONAI!
brought a thumb drive of photo albums of worship instruments (swords, hammers,
scepters) which somehow were all mixed up, so I spent 3 hours sorting them out
so they could be uploaded and videos could be created.
spent the rest of the day creating 4 videos that will be converted to You-Tube
Videos to upload to the HGRM website…something I have hoped to do for a number
of years, I just did not have the software…and so now…it is finished for the
GLORY of YESHUA!
12.02.2016 – Friday – In the brisk morning,
we went to the local coffee roasters, shared a country breakfast, then treasure
shopping for an hour before returning to the computer work awaiting us. I know
that whatever I can accomplish here, will be less to do when I return home. I
have been having chest pains off and on for a couple of months now and have
viewed them as intercession for the heart of ELOHIM to be revealed in HIS
Signs along the way: Lewis and Clark, Silver
Horse, Communion, Silver Apple, Gold Apple, Rose of Sharon, Shores of Galilee.
the evening, I loaded the car in preparation for tomorrow’s journey, finished
one more perusal over the videos and took Communion…all for HIS Glory!
12.03.2016 – Saturday – Departing at 7:30 AM with light snow falling. I stopped in Spokane to see my brother
Mark and his family for a couple of hours. Then headed for Redmond, Oregon
arriving about 7:30 PM. Always as soon as I am home, I unload the vehicle,
unpack, and put everything away and am prepared for the next day. Communion was
the sweet spot of the day. There is just something about my KING YESHUA, just
can’t stop loving HIM!
the LORD sends those with talents and skills that I do not have to bring
together all that HE desires. Gratefully, some say “Yes” to HIM and join in the
advancement of HIS Kingdom on earth. Gratefully, some are willing to persevere
and complete the assignment regardless of the interruptions and challenges.
Gratefully, GOD is still and always will be on HIS THRONE!
Jennifer Lynn Easton Joy, M.Div., Ordained Minister
arriving home, I scheduled a doctor appointment, because clearly chest pains
for two months was not normal. However, before I could get into a doctor
appointment six weeks later, shingles appeared on Christmas Eve and the answer to chest pains
became clear. It took another 3-4 months to recover from this unkind disease.
It also explained the physical challenges of the last two months. A heart stress test four months
later revealed a perfectly normal heart. For this I give YESHUA praise and glory!
© JENNIFER LYNN EASTON JOY