Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Friend to Friend Chat

Time to start packing up. Do you trust in Almighty God? I've got news for you. All the misses of this year will soon have their place in The Past. Oh Yeah! It sure did come. And guess what(!) It came to pass. What didn't kill you have most certainly made you stronger. Grab a few trash bags. Pack up lost minutes. Send Shoulda Woulda Coulda packing. Don't lose sleep over any of it. Do not regret anything. You made the best decisions you could. Some turned out well. Some not so well. Get on with it. Own all your stuff. You did the best you knew how. You played the hands you were dealt. And you played well. 
My friend: Begin to condition your mind for all that is ahead. Better is on its way to you, and best is right behind it. Jesus is about to blow your mind all over. Again. Yes, my friend, all that has past came to you so it would pass. You are still standing. I applaud you. 

Your friend,

Annual 72-Hour Countdown

New Year Approaches ...
We are standing in the shadows of a new time. We are on the verge of a “Daybreak” that will reveal what History would call “2015” - The Year Two Thousand and Fifteen AD.

I want to dare you, to now begin a 72-Hour Countdown into what you will make your greatest year, ever.
With every breath in me I speak “Positive” into your space, that Thursday morning, January 1, 2015, will unleash in you a new determination to fashion yourself into a bigger, better, you. Start a cleansing of your system, today. Begin ridding your mind, body, and spirit, of every negative thought. Light the match and start a fire to burn away bitterness, anger, and regret. You know yourself well. Way better than anyone else does. Use the 72-Hour Countdown for a deep cleaning of you. Employ every cleaning method, tool, and technique that you know of—soap water, bleach, antiseptics, harsh abrasives, power washer, brushes, detergent—use whatever it takes. Cleanse. Extract from the root. Shred into pieces. Do what you need to do to you, with you, for you. Cleanse. Clean. Disinfect. Rinse. Cleanse. Clean. Disinfect. Rinse. Cleanse. Clean. Disinfect. Rinse! Do It For Christ.
In just seventy-two hours, you would be standing at another pinnacle of history. Let it meet you with enough scope—enough free space within you—to absorb all the possibilities and opportunities therein. The blessings, innumerable, immeasurable, that are coming your way.

Begin the 72-Hour Countdown to 2015
Cleanse. Clean. Disinfect. Rinse. Mind-Body-Spirit.

God Bless You. Enjoy the rest of this beautiful day of which you are privileged to be a part. Refresh yourself with laughter!

Servant Hortense Grimes
Do It For Christ Ministries Intl.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Life Appreciation 101

My Friend, life is good. Life is Beautiful. Live Life Joyfully! 
Yours is the only life you have on earth. Have a mentality to be happy. Set your mind that you will overcome and be a winner. You were created by your father God, the King of Kings. The reigning King has created you in His image and likeness. You are a phenomenal person. Whether you like it or not you are royalty. It may not always appear that way to you but, you are genuine royalty. Believe it. Nothing can change the reality that you are royalty! 

Isn't it a fact that a child of a King is a king or queen in the making? Royalty is in your DNA. Behave like one. Display the class act which you are! Be confident. Be happy, satisfied, victorious, and glad. You may be tired, beaten, broken, barren, weary, confused and lost; yet you keep overcoming. Life is still beautiful. Remain joyful. You will overcome. You will survive and thrive. You will look back and reflect your pain was preparation for your promise. God will make sure you arrive at your expected end. God’s Word, the Bible, is Truth. Go ahead and embrace everything good about yourself. Turn over your not so good character traits to Jesus. The Lord can fix everything about you to become good and pleasing.
Remember your star power. You are that radiant star brightening the lives of those in your care and others around you. You stretch yourself thin while yet putting your best foot forward. Be proud of yourself. Your life has purpose. Your purpose has meaning. And your life is meaningful. Your bright future is ahead waiting for you to grasp it. It does not matter how old you are or how long you have lived, as long as you are still alive the next minute is your future. Tomorrow is considered your future. Until your eyes are closed in death you have a future on earth. Otherwise you have a future in Heaven. Live a full life—full of laughter, peace, patience, and calm. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL, SATISFIED, CONTENTED, HAPPY, LIFE. No faking here, I am talking about you experiencing real joy and allowing yourself to enjoy your beautiful life.

I cannot tell you enough how much you mean to Jesus. That is why the Lord has made every good thing out here, just for you. Embrace life. Embrace the good out of life. Enjoy your weekdays and your weekends, and celebrate that you made it through. Regardless. You made it through! That says a lot! You are a trooper! Be steadfast. 
Please make it a priority to attend a church service on Sunday. Whatever you do, or don’t do, find a little time to spend with Jesus. Daily say a prayer and read your Bible. Even if it is no more than one verse, read the Word of God. It is the The Lord teaching you right stuff for righteous living. Therein lies your strength to persevere. God’s peace and His presence will fill you up. Jesus will make His Face to shine upon your face. You would radiate with the sun rays of The Son. When inside of you is shining it shows outside. You shine with happy.
My friend, do not let happiness elude you. Go after it.

Blessings and Peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, Hope

Jesus Christ Hope of the Ages. Oh, the beauty of serving a true God. The beautiful joy of worshiping a living God! The Father delivered on His promise. God the Father sent the son. Jesus the Christ.
Today is Jesus birthday. As you celebrate in his name remember to send up Happy Birthday greetings. PRAY. Better yet, invite Jesus in. Do not leave him out of today. The Lord loves your company. Talk to God. PRAY. Ask Christ to take over your life. Rededicate yourself to Almighty God. It most certainly would thrill the Lord. What could be a more befitting gift! Give back to God the precious life He's given you. Present the Lord that priceless gift of you. 

Happy Birthday Jesus 

Your Servant, 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pure Joy

Christmas Day is your personal love message from Almighty God. My personal wish for you is that you would enjoy a wonderful Merry Christmas. 

If you find yourself feeling lonely during this time, please don't be. You are surrounded by love so strong you could never fathom it. Jesus Christ is always with you, by your side. The Lord knows how to make you truly happy. Open your heart to feel His love. Open your arms to receive His love. Open your mind to accept His love. Follow the flow of Christ throughout Christmas Day. Should you need to jump start your happy feelings, stop by our website and enjoy reading and listening to HortenseInspiration brand Christmas classics.  
Merry Christmas, my friend.

Love and joy,
Servant Hortense Grimes

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Sermonette

As you boldly take authority over situations today, know that Heavenly hosts have been commanded to march with you. Step around with confidence. Hold your head high. Keep your eyes up! See good in yourself and what you are about.
Do not give a lesser creature the power to diminish you. Whatever has decided to lower you is operating from a position beneath you, and looking for cohorts to bring to their level. Do not let it be you. Stay where you have been placed. Above! 
You have been made only a little lower than the angels in heaven. You have been placed above every living breathing creature on earth!  Digest this for a minute.
So, my friend, next to angels (who live in the heavenly presence of Almighty God) there is nothing and nobody higher than you. Oh my! Should that not give you an attitude! Take this attitude into worship. Worship the one true living God who has given you placement at the top. And you remain at the top of it all. Stay Above. 

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Smell The Flowers

Take a minute today to step outside that building. Find a patch of nature and smell the flowers. Let the smell of God's perfect creation scent up your life with the fragrance of how great our God is!  The Lord is eternal, forever. The Lord is in total control. From everlasting to everlasting He is God. Jesus Christ Is Lord. Let every knee bow and every tongue tell it that Jesus Christ is Lord!

My friend, smell the flowers today. If God so beautifully clothes and nourishes the plants in the field, how much more will He masterfully take care of you! Pause and appreciate God in His perfect holiness. Embrace the sweet fragrance of Jesus Christ. For my part, I salute JESUS! 

Blessings and peace,

Servant Hortense Grimes
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

HI Love Portion

Spend today making love memories for others. We are products of emotion. Everyone likes to be appreciated. We each love to be told nice things. As you settle into the season's activities, planning and preparation, shopping sprees, attending holiday parties, enjoying Christmas festivities, and all that goes with this season, add a few special ingredient: Say something special to the ones you love.
Find the right phrases to express heartfelt emotions. Determine creative ways to say "I Love You" to that special person who has taken all your non-sense-foolish-ness all through the year! Rekindle your romance. Make this a special time for all who cross your path. Go beyond the "just tolerating stage". Tell your spouse, your serious boyfriend, your one ideal girlfriend, and all your significant people, that you just absolutely celebrate them. Christmas is a love story. As you do your Christmas thing, show much love to others. Invest love in others. Love yourself. Spread joy. Make merry. Pray that The Lord would endow you with more love, for Almighty God. And love for your fellow human being.
This is HortenseInspiration Love Potion.

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Star of the Week ...

SHINING FOREVER. Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day. The Son of God came to earth, born on Christmas Day. A star shining brightly for you and me. Let in the light of Christ into your life. This is the season to be jolly. In Jesus. 

Sunday Shout Out

TODAY.  Worship The Lord in the beauty of Holiness. Take the day off, from swearing, profanity, negativity, alcohol, sexual impurity, gossip, falsehood, slander. Toss aside all the ugly. Make a conscious effort to tame your tongue. As my grandparents would often say, "If I hear you talk like that again I will scrub your mouth with soap and water." Especially today being Sunday, may your conversations be gracious. May your demeanor be rinsed with pleasantness. May the fragrance coming from you be fresh, clean, and pure. 
Enjoy a most terrific day. Enter The Lord's gates with thanksgiving. Praising your way into His courts! 

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense

Saturday, December 6, 2014


You must, absolutely must, glorify The Lord God Almighty at all stages of your life act. The reason I know this is simply: Because I know it. You do not have the privilege of putting Jesus on pause while you react. The Lord is unpauseable. You do yourself an honor when you stay the course with Christ. In the matter of life, my friend, majority wins. You and Jesus Christ God the Son make up majority. 
Today is Saturday--Fufu N Soup day. Gather with loved ones and eat soup, talk loud about nothing, laugh your hearts out. That's African styled fun therapy. And it's been proven to work! 

Please remember the Noon Prayer Campaigns.

Blessings and peace,

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Every Morning ...

When the alarm clock goes off and you open your eyes, do not immediately jump out of bed. Stay for one minute, and say "Thank You Lord for waking me up this morning." By this action you have turned on your security system. Heaven takes note of the signal. You may then proceed to place your feet on the floor. Jesus will ground you throughout the day.

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Yes I Waved

Yesterday, I was in Washington DC attending to personal issues. The Sjodgren Syndrome is trying its best to take me down. But as we say in Liberian English, 'that one part it will not work; we will be on it for long; we will frustrate each other thirty-thirty; we will see who's the real man!' My friend, do not let these strange-named agents of Lucifer steal your peace and joy. Hold tight. God's got your back. And your front. And from your head to your toe. Jesus has got you fully covered. God's got you, and God the Father Son Holy Spirit has the last say. Amen.
Anyway, you know you are African when you are the only one waving to the president's moving convey! While driving out of the city, suddenly, sirens sounded as police on motorcycles signaled cars to pull over and stop. I stopped my car knowing what was coming next. Cold and wet as it was, Immediately, I wound down the driver seat window. As soon as that first black van passed slowly, I knew The Beast was coming by. I love that car, The Beast. It just makes my heart swell with pride to know just who is its passenger!!! How God can elevate so well. God Almighty the lifter of one's head. Your should have seen me waving my hands off when The Beast, bearing in it the President of the United States, drove inches near past my car. I saw him with my own two eyes! (But wait now Hortense whose eyes would you've used to see him with if not your own two?). Anyway, it was so close I got a good glimpse of my President Barack Obama. I was thrilled beyond explanation. When the brief moment passed I shouted in the car, "Yeah, yeah I saw President Obama!" My excitement felt like back at Fatima Elementary school drilling in flag day parades.
Now I do not ever get excited about celebrities anything. I am Liberian. In Africa we do not be jumping up and down, screaming and crying for nothing, following people; harassing them with camera every where they go, and all that craziness. In Africa, no matter how poor and destitute you are, you feel like you, too, are just as important. That's just the way it was on that side of the world when I grew up there. Poor but proud sums up the African mentality.
I do know how to be thrilled when I see the manifestation of a loving, kind, generous, miracle-working Almighty God. I believe it sums up the story of the passenger in The Beast. Son of, an African student from Kenya who married an American woman and the couple had a boy child. That boy child, for the most part, lived an exemplary life. Did his homework, well done. Early in his professional career, the young man he'd become had a compassion for others; passionate about helping those who were not as fortunate as his life had been. He desired to serve others. That boy with the African father, today, commands the highest office in the most powerful country in the world. In a nation of giants that boy, now a fully grown man, leads political, economic, intellectual giants; giants, period. And that son-of-an-African, boy turned young adult turned adult man, is my president. I am proud of the job he does daily. Being out there yesterday on E Street, N.W., as his motorcade drove by reminded me that WHAT GOD GOT FOR YOU WILL SEE YOUR FACE. No matter who says what or how many people don't think you deserve or should have it. God is just. God's favor is His to give! If The Lord has written your name down with it, it is for you.
Yes, I waved at the convoy with all my childlike enthusiasm. It felt gleeful. I waved for me. A woman who, too, had an African father (and have an African mother). I waved for senior Mr. Barack Obama, the African parent. I waved for you, young, hopeful African child, African student. I waved for you, African immigrant. I waved for all of those who would like to be counted. It was good for me to see the passenger being carried in The Beast. The armor is protective. Aah, but really, The Beast is kept fully armored by The Giver of all good things. The Giver of every good and perfect gift. I waved because my God is awesome. Absolutely fantastic awesome is my Lord.

                             *Writing includes local Liberian vernacular (everyday Liberian English)

Blessings and peace,
Servant Hortense Grimes
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Forward March

Good morning, good morning, to you. Good morning, good morning, and how do you do! I pray you are as fully awake as you are fully alive this morning. Today has been given to you. A GIFT from The Lord. Clear the sleep from your eyes and embrace today. Something is about to shift in your life. Something is already shifting in your children's lives. Great things are in the horizon...reach and grab. Portions are dropping from above...reach and grab. Many of you reading this post are over age 50. More years are behind you than before you. You are on 'turning curve' now. I'm saying you do not have time to be wasting. Get up, wake up, dust off, lint-brush off, shake off. Put on, hold tight. Throw off unwanted excess baggages. Move! Move. Mooovee! Forward in the right direction.
It's quite early, and I am as awake and perky like its mid afternoon. I feel like passing on my high to you. Jesus has just spoken to me that the reason He desires total surrender from you is because that's the only way He can demonstrate His total Power in your life. So, my dear friend, make more room for Jesus. Empty out new spaces for Jesus Christ.
You know, if I had a penny for every time people remarked (behind my back, of course) that 'I am frustrated because...; All day God, God...; I'd be extremely wealthy from the pennies adding up. But I laugh out loud at that. You think I'd volunteer for this journey if I had any say in it! My life has been hijacked by Jesus. You have no idea how many tears I've cried, begged off from some of the heavy stuff. The Lord just reminds me ... "It was for this Calling that I created you. You will do my will. ..." I recall once, years ago, in process of deciding on something. The Lord spoke sternly saying: If you try it...if you dare dishonor my name with such a choosing I will show you me. It was then I realized that God knows every thought, and The Lord is serious about our lives. God cares for your thoughts. I'm saying, step out boldly and wear your label 'Christian'. Sacrifice empty pleasures for the pleasure of sitting at the feet of Jesus Christ. For the joy of seeing God Almighty face to face.
The right direction is the narrow way of Jesus Christ. This earth journey is the interstate that leads to heaven. You do not travel in opposite lanes on the highway. When you are headed north you would not be in the south bound lanes. So it is with life. Travel forward in the right direction.
I like to motivate you. I'd love to inspire you. I want to see you happy. My thrill is telling you things that make you feel special. And you are special, you are phenomenal. But my work, and best gift to you, is to tell you about Jesus Christ. My job is to let you know that eternity and everlasting life await all who live this life now. You cannot continue to live, forever, if you do not make Jesus Christ your way to God. Move forward with that decision. Choose Jesus. Life gets swell from that point on.

Servant Hortense Grimes
Do It For Christ International