Journal of Joy ~ Kalispell and Lolo, Montana ~ September 2003
Montana Prayer Journey and Beginning Glory Ring Workshop
09.07.2003, Sunday ~ Shawn and I left the Portland Oregon Metro Area at 7:35 AM. This is the first time since 1998 that Shawn has been able to travel with me in ministry. Shawn is my oldest son and has been involved in different facets of Christian ministry for seven years. This opportunity to travel and minister together was an extremely rare and precious gift from the LORD.
Signs along the way:Dominoes, Key Stone, England, USE 812
Sunday, September 7th Weather Report for Montana: First rain in eight weeks, the temperature dropped 24 degrees and isolated thunder storms for the next seven days.
As we passed through Hermiston, Oregon at 11:50 AM, it was 77 degrees under clear blue skies with a scattering of wispy clouds.
Signs along the way: 7-11 (Matthew 7:11), Jennie Avenue, 72 degrees, Power City, 119
We prayed through the following cities: Pendleton, Stanfield, Umatilla crossing over the river at 12:00 noon, above us a cloud in the shape of an arrow pointing east, then we continued through Kennewick, Pasco and Spokane, Washington to Idaho. We crossed over the 4th of July Pass in Idaho (elevation 3069 feet above sea level) and then crossed over into Montana at 4:17 PM Oregon time. We were in a no cell phone service area and as we moved further into Montana my cell phone beeped. It was Rebecca from Lolo, “Have you crossed into Montana? It is 5:17 PM here and it just began to rain buckets as it has not rained in two months.”
The LORD had spoken to me while I was in Colorado that there would be 8 weeks of fires along the Continental Divide then HE would bring the rain. HIS rain and reign cleared the smoky skies of Montana. Praise the LORD! Crossing into Lolo County at 5:55 PM (Isaiah 55:5) we arrived Kalispell at 6:35 PM. 11 hours (Hebrews 11) – normally the route would take less time, but we had a slight unplanned scenic tour before we left Oregon.
We were warmly welcomed by Bob, Dixie, Russ, Ginny, Syl and Carolyn. It was a delightful evening of getting acquainted with the new faces and reacquainted with treasured friends, feasting at the FATHER’s banqueting table followed by a season of prayer and ministry.
09.08.2003, Monday ~ In the early morning, I prayed and shared a bit more with Syl and Carolyn before they returned to Idaho. Jeny arrived around 10:00 AM. It was our privilege to give to her the Glory Ring for the Flathead Native American Tribe. Jeny brought me a beautiful Native American hair clip as a gift which is the Native American way. We spent a few hours in conversation, prayer, praise and just rejoicing at the chance to meet. Two Jennifer Lynn’s in one room! Ahhhhhhh – must be GOD!
Jeny graciously washed and anointed my feet with anointing oil in a new stainless steel pan that Dixie recently purchased for bread making. My feet were the first to go in it. Does that mean I have “new bread” feet? I pray it is for the fullness of new life in HIM and ordered steps by HIS divine grace. JESUS is the bread of life!
In the late afternoon, Ginny took us to a couple of thrift stores. A Gold Key Scepter with a two-sided sword really caught my attention. It was immediately given to Russ and Ginny regarding their assignment from the LORD in Kalispell, which was not surprising as we are in a season of many things being immediately released. We also found a beautiful scarf from Scotland for the Scotland Glory Ring that was in process...Only GOD!
There was a huge portal in the sky in the shape of an eagle. Everyone was amazed that the rain stopped the fires – but it was what the LORD showed me that HE was going to do. Bring the rains. HE did! The air was clear – free of smoke. For the fourteen days previous they could not see the sun. GOD is always faithful!
09.09.2003, Tuesday ~ In the morning, Ryan (age 27) came over for prayer regarding a diagnosis for cancer. Then later in the morning, Shannon came over for tea and prayer ministry with Dixie and me. Miss Dixie is famous for her hospitality and the serving of tea with all the lavish adornments. Sharing tea with Miss Dixie is like an afternoon experience at the Empress Hotel in British Columbia for High Tea.
In the evening, Ginny and Russ came over for dinner, then after dinner, Shawn and I went to Ginny and Russ’s for a brief time of communion and prayer. The LORD has graciously sent these pillars of faith to Kalispell. We are grateful, blessed and humbled at the extreme mercy and love of GOD!
09.10.2003, Wednesday ~ Shawn and I went to Deborah’s home in Lolo to meet her family and share a season of prayer. The LORD met them as HE only HE can do!
In the late afternoon, Shawn and Bob went out on Flathead Lake while Dixie and I went out to dinner for some girl talk. I kept thinking of Shawn and Bob out on the lake in a 14’ sailboat. In my spirit, I kept sensing that I was to pray for a refreshing wind to come to Bob and Shawn that the LORD would send a wind to refresh them spiritually. What we learned later when the men returned was that the fuel was unintentionally left on the shore, so without the wind it was a long row to the shore. They prayed fervently for wind to fill the sails and gratefully the wind did arrive in small gusts taking them back to shore. A bald eagle soared above as they prayed “LORD SEND THE WIND!”
Signs along the way: Time for Change, Say Yes to JESUS! From Eagle’s Point of View! 4449 (3x), Four Winds, Intrepid, All States
The evening skies filled with heavy clouds spilled out the first snow over the majestic Montana Rockies.
09.11.2003, Thursday ~ Since 09.11.2001, annually I have declared the day to be: Psalm 91 Day! As I trust the LORD’s protection over our families and America. Shawn and I headed south to Lolo after another one of Miss Dixie’s famous home cooked meals. We stopped at the St. Ignacious Church and poured out some Anointing Oil and prayed blessings of restoration and recompense to the land and to the Native American community.
Signs along the way:Golden Wheels
We stopped by Deborah’s to unpack and then after dinner we went to set-up for HIS Glory Reigns, Branch One, Lolo, Montana. Shawn led worship while I facilitated the communion service. My son has a worship anointing/song writing anointing like King David who penned many of the Psalms. This is one of those exceedingly rare moments in a mother’s life when I experienced fully the answer to a life committed to praying for my children. The LORD honored me highly with this divine moment in time to minister with my son, to HIS people. The presence of the LORD was tangibly sweet the evening. The anointing of the LORD was evident throughout the evening. GOD we receive YOUR fresh oil from heaven!
The Holy Spirit gave a prophetic word through Deborah: There is a ripple. There is a shift. There is a rumble. There is a roar.
09.12.2003, Friday ~ In the morning, we met with the HGR Intercessors for a couple of hours then went to Lolo Pass and the Idaho/Montana border to pray for the territory. The evening held setting up for the Beginning Glory Ring Workshop in the morning. Florence Carlton Community Church has a wonderful community room that is ideal for HGR and Workshops. GOD’s provision! Today is the seventh day of rain after eight weeks of fire.
09.13.2003, Saturday ~ The Beginning Prophetic Glory Ring Workshop was held at Florence Carlton Community Church. Heartfelt thanks to Rebecca and Dorothy, HGRM Intercessors who were the on-site intercessors, which was a precious gift to the everyone attending the workshop.
The Holy Spirit gave Deborah a Prophetic Picture during the Workshop: At the workshop I saw on the face of the clock at 1:35 PM the face of the Lion of Judah. He was gold. He roared three times. The LORD gave me Psalm 35 and Isaiah 35 for the year 2003. The timing and the word were both prophetic. The number one symbolizes Unity and 35 is for Hope and Holiness.
In the evening we feasted on Jeff’s honey barbequed salmon which absolutely melts in your mouth. It is bar-none the best barbequed salmon I have ever eaten. It is sweet to enjoy the fellowship of HGRM intercessors and their families. For this we are so grateful!
Following dinner, we finalized the plans for the Baptismal service tomorrow afternoon.
09.14.2003, Sunday ~ In the morning we attended the Florence Carlton Community Church. The pastor began his sermon on the very next scripture from my teaching notes on Thursday Night. We all laughed as it was an obvious continuation of GOD’s message.
When we left the church, there was very clearly an arrow in the sky pointing south. I remember noticing it and asking the LORD, What is that about?” On the way home, we passed double doors on a barn with two very large X’s. As I continually seek the LORD for HIS messages, HIS word, HIS answer, HIS plans, HIS purpose, HIS desire, HIS will, HIS way, the letter X is symbolic of hidden treasures, like on a treasure map. So, whenever I see an ‘X’ I ask the LORD to reveal HIS hidden treasures such as wisdom, discernment, revelation, knowledge, and understanding.
We went to the Lolo Creek for the baptism of Brandon (age 12). The sky opened up cerulean blue this morning as the rain stepped aside for the baptismal service at the creek. The sun and the SON shone brightly as twelve of us gathered along the creek’s sandy banks. Jeff and Deborah read the Scriptures they were praying over their son. In essence HIS life Scriptures: 1 Peter 2:2, Revelation 3:22, John 14:17, 23, 26 and John 15:5. Jeff baptized Brandon while I stood in the water and prayed.
After the Brandon’s baptism Tom (Jeff’s brother-in-law) came and asked me if he could be baptized. He said that he left a message for Jeff but apparently, he did not get the message. Of course, I was ready to go back into the water immediately, but he had not come prepared. We agreed to meet at the creek at 3:00 PM for the second baptism of the day. Glory to GOD!
After lunch and a season of worship we returned to the creek’s edge and Jeff baptized Tom (age 65) his brother-in law. Tom’s Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:1-3. Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!
09.15.2003, Monday ~ In the morning, we were on the road again. The LORD clearly spoke to head south, the direction of the arrow in the sky yesterday. Yes, this is the opposite direction of home and would easily add two hours to our 8-hour drive home. Obedience to the LORD means being willing to go in HIS direction regardless of how much time it takes or how little logical sense it seems to make.
Signs along the way: Green Diamond, Liberty Electric
We stopped by Light of the Valley Assembly of GOD to pour out anointing oil and pray for an upcoming Worship Conference with Larry Kennedy (from the Portland Oregon Metro Area). We prayed over Kootenai Creek area, McCalla Creek area and the city of Victor. We arrived in Corvallis, Montana at 10:30 AM – 59 degrees. The sign along the road into Corvallis: "Welcome to Corvallis, The Heart of the Valley” with the same exact wording as the sign entering Corvallis, Oregon where Shawn lives.
We stopped by a small restaurant in a renovated historic building. As we were setting outside on the deck, Shawn noticed the Community Church across the street and so we walked over to pray and pour out Anointing Oil. After praying over the school next door, we returned to the restaurant where Deborah was waiting with bowls of huckleberry ice cream for breakfast. As we read the menu, we came across the information, that the renovated historic building where we are enjoying huckleberry ice cream is the exact location of the first Church in Montana in 1880. It is just amazing that the Holy Spirit directed us to this location. We prayed, poured out more Anointing Oil and enjoyed the goodness of GOD! Then we headed north for Missoula and Deborah returned to Lolo.
Signs along the way: Penny Lane, New Beginnings, Put Your Hope in GOD! Lions, 87, 88, 7888.
There was an extravagantly beautiful full circle rainbow in the sky at 3:17 PM as we crossed through Spokane, Washington.
Some “3:17” scripture references: Exodus 3:17; Joshua 3:17; Daniel 3:17; Ruth 3:17; Proverbs 3:17; Ecclesiastes 3:17; Jeremiah 3:17; Ezekiel 3:17; Joel 3:17; Zephaniah 3:17; Malachi 3:17; Matthew 3:17; Luke 3:17; John 3:17; Ephesians 3:17; James 3:17; 1 Corinthians 3:17; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 2 Timothy 3:17; 1 John 3:17).
There was clearly a X cloud and a ~ wave cloud in the sky as we entered Oregon. Giving thanks for all the HGRM Faithful Intercessors and to my son, Shawn for sharing this journey with me.