Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Friday, April 26, 2013

HUSBANDS; AVOID BEING PRODDED! By Sharing Your Heart

HUSBANDS; AVOID BEING PRODDED!
By Sharing Your Heart
by Daneille Gray Snowden

   When I lived in Texas for a few years, I had the opportunity to sit and watch a few cattle auctions. It was there that I concentrated on how small men would maneuver their HUGE longhorns into the arena. In their hand they held a cow prod. With a little zap the 2500 lb cow was instantly inspired to move with a little "mooo" and walked where led. Quite impressive!  

  As a wife I know there have been more than countless times I have used my prod (my tongue, and batting eye lashes) to try to maneuver my husband in places I wanted. The initial thought is absolutely wrong and I can testify at least in the beginning unintentional  But, the reasons behind this vigor lays deeper. They were things such as 'being on the same page', sharing deepest thoughts, hopes, dreams and the list could continue forever that were my reasons for the prod. 

  Husbands, if it is your desire to avoid being prodded here are some heart felt, truly Spirit led applications to help you see and understand your wife. 

  Share your heart, some men say they do. But, try to avoid the surface emotions or current events. Such as..."nice day today isn't it dear?" Many claim the surface emotions is it...and that counts as sharing their entire heart with their wives. Of course, we appreciate most communication. But, our hearts long to be unified with our lover. 

  Wives long for their husbands inner most thoughts and emotions as well as their hopes, hurts, fears and dreams. Not only share once a year even once a month but as often as you can. Keep this fresh, alive...how--by being yourselves in the Presence of our God; as He shares with you His vision, His hopes and even His grievances. Then go to your wife; share with her, plan with her and pray with her. Daily, weekly...just keep it fresh. Freshness in the food we eat makes it edible doesn't it! Same with our hearts and sharing with one another. 

  If the wife winds up being the main 'team-member' doing all or the majority of the sharing of the heart; after awhile her heart will sadly SHUT-DOWN and in some cases turn away and to someone or something else she can absorb herself with. Right before this happens, husbands you will see a lot of anger that is stemmed from frustrations and hurt. Which will then bring exhaustion emotionally; causing the wife to just 'give-up'. 

  In the beginning God created a unit for a great purpose; with the husband and wife generations of families had been created. With the power of a husband & wife team; families can rise and be witnesses of God's Love- used in His gifts. There wouldn't be a waste of years, but as the family grows physically together the Kingdom of God is enhanced! 

  Husbands, please turn from the lies of this culture that we all have lived in for centuries (where men do not share their dreams & passions with their families). What may be more difficult is changing and thus turning from how your own father's habit of a non communicative relationship with his wife (and family). 

  A challenge; open your heart (allow God's Hand to tenderly help you), be willing to step out of the dark and dreary box. Reach out to your wife. Share  -  Pray  -  Attain Visions: Together!

  Then, HOLD-ON, cause God is going to take you onto the greatest highway of life that will have pit stops to great supply, ministry touching lives, thus seeing God's Promises unfold! 

 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Gen. 2:24.)



Thursday, April 18, 2013

WORDS FITLY SPOKEN [SPEAKING AFFIRMING WORDS TO OUR CHILDREN]

WORDS FITLY SPOKEN [SPEAKING AFFIRMING WORDS TO OUR CHILDREN]

by Daneille Gray Snowden

Proverbs 25:11 "A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver."

It's been my hearts desire to share with my readers the essential need to affirm our children with words of grace dripping from our lips. With arms that are always ready to hold our child tightly. As well as eyes that peer into the windows of our children's souls, and ears to hear their hearts as they share with you. 

Many of us inherit our parenting skills from our own progenitor. A lot of what we do is what was unconsciously (seemingly) transmitted into our own motherly or fatherly character. Some of the character attributes are quite positive, others...well nicely put --- absolutely STINK! For example; yelling, reacting in anger, expectations we exude; but are not according to the godly traits God has laid out in His Word and so on. 

When we REACT to our children, most of the time it is out of frustrations; sometimes, we are just wore out physically, most have a tendency to blow up and out with words of anger. Decisions of punishment are made in an instant as our minds and spirits are in the fog of debris after the explosion of temper. To expect any good fruit from this in my opinion is fruitless in itself. We sow flesh we will reap flesh. We sow anger, we will reap more anger, as well as bitterness and resentment...a difficult lesson to be learned. [Galations 6:8 "For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life."

Just in my life, I have observed this. Parents that have disciplined their children (greatly) in anger, punishing in anger and not in love have reaped bitterness from them as they get older. In younger children; some internalize their hurt (because simply, they do not know how to process it). As they grow older, it will come to surface. It pains me to see this when I observe a parent 'blow-up' with their children; in the Spirit I can see that child not only be mortified but have her/his heart crushed. You see, a child's number one goal is to please mommy and daddy. For both parents to say; "I am so proud of you" --yes, on a daily basis means the world to them. Yet, mom/dad; never say, "I am proud of you but....", followed by a lecture. The praise you thought you gave means nothing.

Grace is a feminine noun in the Greek, means grace, favor and kindness. Defined in the dictionary it means; pleasing, an attractive quality or endowment. Sounds lovely doesn't it! When I think of grace, my minds eye thinks of a lovely southern bell from 19th century walking and talking with such sweet grace in her movement and her words (with of course that adorable accent too). Truly though, grace is KIND, it is applied gently with the gift of favor. As we speak FAVOR to our children we are giving them many gifts. What are they? Gifts of CONFIDENCE, COMFORT, SECURITY, SATISFACTION, ACCOMPLISHMENT and we all know I could go on and on. I rather have these being poured into my child's spirit rather than anger, malice, resentment and defeat of the child's entire heart. [Colossians 4:6 "Let your speech at all times be gracious (pleasant and winsome), seasoned [as it were] with salt, [so that you may never be at a loss] to know how you ought to answer anyone (who puts a question to you)"].

May I challenge all parents; ask God to prick your hearts. Pray for a teachable spirit to hear His Spirit show you how to affirm, teach, discipline and love your children. He will pour more of His Grace into you...in turn allow it to just be a fountain filling the hearts of your children. 





Monday, April 1, 2013

ABUNDANT LIFE

Check out our new ministry 'HOPE FOR THE GENERATIONS' at our blog. My husband has a couple of messages he has preached at our church.
He reminds me so much of George Whitfield who was known as theatric/expression moving preacher.
The anointing has only increased since he has been facing the most difficult time in his life. You can read my past blogs on how my husband's health has been severely stricken. When we are in public he is in a wheel chair, but when this man preaches he is unstoppable...because of the anointing. Even this message he had been in tremendous pain the entire weekend, (throwing-up for days). Yet, look at the miracle here; how
God's Power still flows!

[Our site: http://hope4generations.blogspot.com/2013/04/life-abundant.html please check it out.]

LIFE ABUNDANT
Hope for the Generations
Pastor Brad Snowden

Brad ask that you ignore the expression that Youtube caught on this video. With a chuckle in his voice.