Michelle’s Morning Brew

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How humorous things happen with coffee
My wife likes coffee. Maybe the word “like” is not the best word to use. She makes a high octane cup! You could stand a fork straight up in her coffee and it would not even move! I swear that I could light that cup on fire! I’m telling you her brew is so potent that the cup crawls across the table into her hand under its own power. Steven King could write a great series about Michelle’s morning brew.

While I’m at it, I’ll even give him the story line. Aliens have snatched my wife and they are about to take over the world by shooting invisible beams of organic coffee at innocent young people standing at the corner bus stop. I’ll be the hero of the day and un-plug the great mother ship coffee pot orbiting the earth. It has a long extension cord so I won’t need to wonder off into space to un-plug it. Story line set, script sold; I’ll be rich! Then I’ll sell Toe Socks and really make a fortune! (Well… that’s another story.)

For a while I was going to send her to a 12-step program! Then I thought, “HEY! Should I be selling Toe Socks?” (Random thought)

Michelle only has one cup of coffee every morning, but it’s an extremely potent one! However it has become a serious situation for me! When I get home from work, the furniture has been moved.

COFFEE!

I have to wear full hockey pads because the furniture is usually moving when I walk through the door. (Ever see the movie Poltergeist? Nevermind…)

People that live in our neighborhood have noticed that all of the shrubs in front of our house suddenly disappeared one day.

COFFEE!

I came home from work and all of the bushes were in a huge pile and Michelle was standing out front with a chainsaw in one hand, a Coffee Canyon mug in the other, a red bandanna around her head. She looked like Rambo with a chainsaw!

I kept on driving!

I went to a safe place. I think it was Walmart.

7043669-coffee-cup-rings-isolated-on-a-white-background-coffee-stain-stainsA few months ago I borrowed a power washer to clean off the house to get it ready for painting. I came home from work to find Michelle with the power washer in hand. Then I noticed that our deck was gone! She just blew it away!

COFFEE!

I tell you I wonder if her brew is legal.

Thinking back, when I was growing up, coffee has always been sort of a family problem. My Mom like fried coffee. (I’m not kidding!) She could melt that coffee pot and it was still not hot enough for her. If you think that was bad! My Dad had coffee issues too. He poured coffee on a cactus every morning after breakfast. It grew 10 inches in one week! Then it died. (It probably would not have died if he used Organic Coffee) On the other side of the family tree, Michelle’s dad was from Serbia. That’s where she learned how to stand that fork up in her cup of mud… excuse me… her coffee.

I don’t know about you but I like my sleep. There have been times around 3:00 in the morning when Michelle will jump up on the bed and shout, “Give me something to pick up!”

COFFEE!

I just roll over and say; “Honey go move the couch again.” And I go back to sleep.

Okay, I’m getting a little carried away. Wait! Did I just hear a chain saw?

I’m outa’ here! Where’s the nearest Walmart?

Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com

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Fun Things I Get To Do

I love my “J-O-B”. “So what is it that you do Ralph?” Glad you asked! I own a Video Marketing and Website Development company. This week I completed a new video for The Domain Dude I not only created the video but designed the Website as well. Here’s a little background about the video. I contracted “The Ad Twins” to record the video for me. I wrote my script, sent it to them, they shot the video in front of a green screen and sent me the raw video files, I removed the green and added my own background, then edited the video. There is one HUGE amazing thing about “The Ad Twins”… They are not really twins, it is one person, playing both parts. I had to creatively time the edits so it looks like they are really talking to each other. So the next question is… Do You Have DDD?

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Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com

Never Give Up, Never Give Up, Never Give up!

Today we received a word from good friends of ours. I felt prompted to share this word with you.

“Winston Spencer Churchill said; ‘Never give up, Never give up, Never give up!’ And World War II was won!

You are rich, You are healed, You are blessed, You are anointed, You are victorious, You are pain free, You are highly favored, You are the head and not the tail, You are above and not beneath, I Am says YOU ARE!”

If you believe it, receive it!
Amen!

Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com

Hold Fast Your Faith

holdfastMatthew 11:12

The enemy attempts to discourage and push us down to hold us back from God’s perfect plan for our lives, but those who understand the Kingdom of God and the power within us, push back violently with an equal or greater press. Take a stand! Push back! Pray in the Spirit! Speak forth the plan of God! Prophecy over your situation. Speak life! Take back your property. Pursue and overtake! Expand your spiritual boundaries. Take back… Double! Hold Fast! (so there)

Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com

SHOWDOWN!

The stage is set for the high noon showdown by the river. Can you hear the clink, clank, clink of the spurs on the gravel pathway?

Intense!showdown

Pressure!

Anticipation!

Preparation…

Twitching fingers, ready to draw, flexing muscles, a little tweak of the neck to break the tension…

SILENCE

Where is the opponent?

Where is the enemy?

Nowhere to be seen, but the Son is on the horizon… What could this mean?

Father says you don’t have to fight this battle, this battle is mine, and you won!

For many of you have been in a hard place. Hard to move, difficult to just squeeze by, but there has been a change, even in the last few days, the tide has turned, revelation knowledge is being released. Yes revelation knowledge to help you learn, even to you discern. Be listening! Be tuned in! Press in to pray in the Spirit. Take the time, yes take more time and…

I am…

I am…

I am making your path straight.

I am… making your path easy.

I am… handing you the victory!

Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com

FAVOR

Only Believe!

I was looking back this past week thinking about what God has done for me as a favor. Favor? What? You say God does favors? Yes, I believe He does.

When I first made Jesus my Lord and Savior, at the age of 17, I read the Bible constantly. I flew through the New Testament in what seemed like days. The verse that stuck to my heart was Mark 11:22-24. I read that verse over and over and within a short time God showed me the reality of that verse.

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
(Mark 11:22-24)

After reading that verse over and over and over, I made the decision to pray and ask God to help me purchase a Snowmobile. It just so happened, that very week (Isn’t it interesting how this happened right after I started believing that this Bible verse was true?) an acquaintance in school told me about a 340 TNT Ski-Doofairly new 340 TNT Ski-Doo that had been wrecked in a snowstorm. Cool! If I got high bid at the Insurance auction, I could fix it up for less than half the cost of a new snowmobile!

Here’s the background story on the Ski-Doo that was up for auction. The couple that owned the snowmobile loaned it to a friend. He took the machine out one night in a blinding snow storm. He was blasting across a lake at wide open throttle, when out of nowhere another person on a sled, not being able to see each other in the blinding storm, collided with him. Both drivers were injured; the driver of the TNT had a broken arm and both snowmobiles were totally demolished.

The TNT Ski-Doo was taken to the nearest Ski-Doo dealership in Mankato to await an auction by the insurance company. I prayed about it, asked God to help me buy it. And I asked Him to bless me with favor. I contacted the Insurance Company and placed a bid on the machine with a number that popped into my head. $752.40. (I added the forty cents in there just in case someone else bid $742) The sled would need a new hood, a new ski and some major frame welding, belly pan reconstruction and paint.

I asked God in faith that my bid would be the highest bid on that snowmobile. Meanwhile, the Ski-Doo dealer also placed a bid with the insurance company on that machine; they were so confident that they submitted the highest bid that they started removing parts to repair other snowmobiles. I believed that I had highest bid.

Guess what? My bid WAS the highest bid! The insurance company awarded the damaged 340 TNT to me! The dealer had to replace all of the parts they removed from my TNT with brand new factory parts! (HA)

With my Dad’s help, we totally rebuilt the sled. The damaged broken hood was replaced with a new factory hood. The cracked aluminum frame was re-welded for free by a friend of my dads. I straightened, smoothed and repainted the aluminum belly pan, (A little body work with a hammer) then added a new ski and repaired other parts that were damaged.

I basically ended up with a nearly new snowmobile at about 1/2 the cost of a new one.

I used the snowmobile for two years. Man! Was that thing fast! I had hours and hours of fun in the snow.

“We love this model, we had one just like it a couple years ago but…”

At the end of two years I decided to sell it. I placed an ad in the local paper with an asking a price of $950.00. Only one couple answered the ad. They came to look at it and started to tell me this story. “We love this model, we had one just like it a couple years ago but we loaned it to a friend and he was going across the lake in a blinding snow storm…” I could not believe my ears! They described the very accident that brought that TNT to me!

I tipped the sled over a bit and showed them where I had fixed it and told them that this was the very same machine. Without even negotiating, they handed me $950.00 cash and took the sled home.

I asked God in faith believing for help on purchasing a material thing. He got me a Snowmobile that I kept for two years and then sold it back to the original owners for a $200 profit. THAT is how God works. Favor! The God kind of favor! Remember if God will do it for me, He can and WILL do it for you!

“Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.”
(John 16:24 New American Standard Bible)

You know what? If God cares about the little things going on in my life, do you think He cares about even bigger things that you are going through right now?

FAVOR! What are you waiting for? Ask!

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Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com

SHOCKWAVE

I recently had a dream. I was standing in a gas station, in the candy aisle (Don’t ask me I have no idea why I was standing in the candy aisle) and as I was standing there I looked out the huge glass windows past the gas pumps and saw a man walking toward the gas station. He was tall, was wearing a white tee-shirt, white jeans, and had short blond hair.

I watched as he walked in the front door, past the cash registers and down the aisle right up to me. By that time, he was close enough to me that I could tell that this guy was about nine and a half feet tall and he was really buff. I mean this guy had bulging arms and huge muscles under his shirt. He was ripped! (Take Duayne “The Rock” Johnson and amplify him x2)

As he stood there looking down at me, I tried to joke with him. I said “Dude! You’re REALLY tall!” Thinking that I needed to lighten the situation up a bit. Let me tell you he was NOT in a joking mood. He pointed his huge finger in my face and said, “I’ve been watching you for months, praying in the spirit, keep doing it! It’s making a difference!” And he turned and walked out the front door of the gas station.

…And that’s when I woke up.

Wow! Let me tell you, that dream rocked my world. I have never been the same. Since that time, I’ve come to understand that praying in the spirit releases a shockwave of power. Let me explain it this way with a little history lesson.

At 5:30 a.m. on July 16, 1945, scientists detonated a plutonium bomb at the Trinity Test Site located at the U.S. Air Force base in New Mexico.

Side note, isn’t that an interesting name? “Trinity Test Site”.

With a power equivalent to around 21,000 tons of TNT the bomb detonated producing an intense light flash and ball of fire ripped up into the sky surrounded by a giant mushroom cloud reaching 7.5 miles in height and stretching approximately 40,000 feet across.

Side note: The desert sand, largely made of silica, melted and became a mildly radioactive light green glass, which they now call trinitite. It was intense!

Seconds after the detonation, the dunamis power of the shockwave completely obliterated everything in its way, in every direction, for miles around. Observers 5 miles away, were knocked to the ground by the shockwave 40 seconds after the bomb was detonated. (Get that? There was a delay before they ever felt the shockwave and it knocked down everything in its path!) The effects of the shockwave were felt over 100 miles away.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
(Acts 2:2)

THAT is what happens when you pray in the spirit! IT IS EXPLOSIVE! However, what you don’t see is the shockwave, or the radical change in the landscape of your life, resulting by you praying in the spirit. Yes, a Nuclear bomb causes major damage, but the REAL damage comes from an unseen wind of power, the shockwave.

I encourage you to pray fervently in the spirit every day!

“But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, by praying in the Holy Spirit.”
(Jude 1:20 Ralph E Peterson version not yet available in print.)

Praying in the spirit will cause a shockwave of change in your life, your situations and even those around you. You may not see a big flash of light when you pray, but you WILL see the results of the shockwave.

Keep praying in the spirit, it’s making a difference!

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Ralph Peterson is a graduate from University of Saint Thomas, School of Business Mini-MBA (Small Business Administration/Management) Over 30 years of combined experience in Video Marketing & Website Development 7TrillionVideos.com