26
March

Welcome to PITFH Blog

Welcome to Places In The Father’s Heart Blog.  We hope you will enjoy visiting with us through the articles we write as well as the articles we post from others.  We appreciate and encourage your comments to the posts.taylors2

A very special thank you to all who support us with your prayers and financial gifts so that we can give ourselves wholly to taking the message of Father’s love to the world and be available to provide healing prayer ministry and to those who are wounded and broken.  BLESS YOU!

Resting in the Father’s Embrace,
Roger and Gerri

                                 Places In The Father’s Heart

                         Reigning with the heart of a servant
                     and serving with the heart of the Father.                         

 

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26
March

The Vision of PITFH

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8
January

Are Your Angels in Counseling?

In 2013 when we returned from 8 years in ministry in South Carolina, Father said, “I want you hidden in plain sight.”  It took some time to understand just what He meant by that directive.  We soon were to find out.  Basically we were back in Colorado but hidden in the pit just as Joseph was hidden in his pit.
When God gives a prophecy, there is always the time from ‘the pit to the palace’ where preparation takes place to equip us for the fulfillment of the word that has been spoken over us.  During this time we will experience rejection, betrayal, accusation, intimidation, and more.  This is God’s pruning time.  In the midst of this time, we will often experience the testing’s of the Lord.  Good thing about His testing’s is that we never fail His tests, we just get to take them over and over and over and over and over until we pass them!  In the meantime our angels walk with us through each testing and around each mountain again and again and again until one probably could hear them saying, “NO, not this mountain again!.  Lord, please, not again!  Really, Lord, do we have to do this AGAIN until one could potentially see the need for your angels to be in counseling!!!  So says Graham Cooke in his powerful message Why Wounded & Betrayed Believers Are  Valuable to God.
Here is the link to that message:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSq1IsR4OB8.  We encourage you to take time to listen to this message.  We know most won’t, though we pray that you will especially if you are at all interested in the vision Father has given PITFH over 37 years ago.  It will help you to understand the vision, calling and journey that we have been called to walk.  It will also equip you to endure your own journey.  It will encourage you to know that Father ALWAYS loves us and is always with us on our journey…even when our own angels need counseling!!

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8
January

Ranch Update

On October 3, 2017 the ranch was listed for sale.  On October 6th Gerri and Linda, a member of our Intercessory Prayer Team went to the ranch perimeter  to pray, saw the for sale sign and Father said, “It is time for you to get on the property and pray.”  We followed through on that instruction, but immediately hit a wall of confusion and chaos among the owners, the investors and the bankruptcy court.  82 days later on December 27, 2017, we were granted permission to do a sales tour of the ranch.  The Acquisition Team that accompanied us was our realtor and long time personal friend, our intercessor Linda and our CPA and financial advisor.  We met with the listing agent and the security guard who gave us access to the land.
To try and explain to you the magnitude of spiritual blessing that rested upon us all as we walked the land is impossible.  After the tour Father said, “When you set your feet upon the land you released unseen forces from the Kingdom of Heaven that has ushered in the acquisition of the land.”
On January 3, 2018 we again met with the folks that toured the land with us along with our banker, and long time personal friend who is also a financial advisor to PITFH.  The purpose of this meeting was to have a time to share with each other what each had experienced during the tour, and share insights and expertise as to where we needed to go next.  The meeting was very productive and the decision was made to move forward and contact an attorney who has been highly recommended to us by two members of our Acquisition Team.  In addition, we have been going over several reports on the ranch such as a former appraisals, and EPA report, county documents, etc.  Several things are being considered in prayer.  First, the potential of an outright offer to purchase the property.  Second, the potential of approaching the investors to make a charitable donation of the property in lieu of a tax write off and third, watching carefully what the Lord might do to surprise us with none of the above but a plan strictly of His own choosing!
We are very excited that things are now moving, and at a rapid pace, with respect to the acquisition of the land hopefully this Spring.
We ask all of you to pray with us and re-read ‘The Vision’ outlined on the website under ‘About Us. ‘ Revival is coming and we want to be positioned to help usher it into our area and see it go from individuals, to regions and to the nations of the world.  Will you help us see this accomplished?
Resting Assured,
Roger, Gerri and Team

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4
December

2017 Christmas Wishes from PITFH

From all the Team at PITFH
We wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Jesus is the reason for the season
And wise men still seek Him.

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4
December

ADD – Affection Deficit Disorder by Roger

No, I am not confused. I know that we typically identify ADD as Attention Deficit Disorder; usually describing children and adults who have difficulty staying focused on a given task. They usually lose concentration and move on to something else, making completion of a task difficult. These people struggle their entire lives to compensate for this affliction. Since I am not familiar with the secular treatment for this condition, I cannot speak to that. I do believe that this disorder, like so many others, has a spiritual root and for complete resolution, must be dealt with in the Spirit.

Yesterday, while driving on the Interstate returning from our Thanksgiving trip to Alabama, the thought ADD popped into my head from nowhere. I thought where did that come from? I’ve never had that problem. Then the revelation hit me. Although I’ve never had ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, I have had ADD, Affection Deficit Disorder. Wow! What a revelation! What a different way at looking at love hunger and its adverse effects on individuals, families and society in general. I’m not unique. This affliction is wide spread in society and the negative consequences are tragic. American society is in free fall. Since abortion was legalized and the death penalty assigned to unwanted, unborn children, America has been self-destructing. You reap what you sow, remember? This lack of common decency has destroyed the power of deciding right from wrong. Satan has been unleashed as never before to promote and establish debauchery and perversion as norms in society. A heavy cloud of confusion rests upon those who support this Godless agenda. Love hunger anyone?   Since our nation has steadfastly rejected God and His holy righteous ways, we have made Him our enemy. No nation has ever done that and survived to tell about it. Historians record the destruction for future generations. Now, did I get off subject? No, I didn’t. Because the current condition just related is a direct result of love hunger [Affection Deficit Disorder] in society. The symptoms are common and everywhere.

If a child is fortunate enough to be born to parents who know how to love and express affection, provide a safe and secure environment and encourage toward purpose and destiny, this child has a distinct advantage in life to be successful. Of course, without God, life is really a moot point, so hopefully this child will at some point encounter Jesus and Holy Spirit and eventually Father, Himself, so that his or her human love experience will be complete. Remember this: love hunger empowers a person to live a self-centered, sinful life but Father’s love experienced empowers that same person to live a God-centered, righteous life as a lover and giver, a servant to and for others, if you will. Love hunger empowers us to live life in the flesh but God’s love empowers us to learn to move into the Spirit realm where He is and live life in His Kingdom as He intended.

We believe God created mankind to need Him in order to live life to its full potential as He designed it. So, could we therefore say and believe that any person who does not know Father, Son and Holy Spirit on a personal, intimate basis is not fully human? In other words, there is much more to life than just flesh and human ability. The Spirit realm and the supernatural realm of God are supposed to be part of our life experience because God planned it that way! Believing God loves me is a starting place, but that must be followed by experience. A personal relationship must be established in order for the connection to be made. That connection brings the transformational power of Father’s love to bear on our human existence and delivers a potential death blow to our self-centered flesh. This is a major step into Kingdom living with God on a personal basis. His love is the ultimate resolution to our ADD [Affection Deficit Disorder] and the ultimate freedom to live life as He designed us to live it. Amen!

 

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15
November

My Encounter With Hard Core Porn by Gerri

The other day I had a brief, but very traumatic encounter with hard core porn on my new smart phone.  What happened after the event is what I want to share with you here.  There are some big lessons to be learned.
Over the years of our counseling and mentoring, we have dealt with many who are addicted to pornography and other sexual sin. We have been successful in some cases while in others we have not been able to see a breakthrough.  I remember well the day we were sitting in Al Ells’ office in Mesa, AZ.  He is Founder and Director of Leaders That Last Ministries.  We were chatting about what a difficult area this is to overcome even for Christians.  Let’s be clear.  It is rampant in the world around us and it is also widespread within the church and within church leadership.  The shame and secrecy attached to it causes most addicts to refrain from seeking help.   Al made a statement to us that day that has stuck with me.  He said, “research has shown that one glance at a pornographic image imprints on the mind and lasts for 20 years.”  I thought at the time, could that really be possible, but as we interviewed and prayed for those caught in this web, it became evident that the statement was indeed true.
My encounter, brief as it was, threw me into total panic mode where overpowering fear dumped its nasty self all over me.  I was just innocently tapping my way through an article about Donny and Marie Osmond and their family which appeared on the Fox News channel I was viewing.  Innocent enough, right?  Wrong!  When the image arrived on the screen of my phone, panic set in and I began tapping every option on the phone and I could not get it to GO AWAY!  Finally, a ‘duh’ hit me and I turned off the power, but the damage had already been done.  What damage you ask? The imprint on my mind!  This is what I want to emphasize to my readers.  Within just minutes after this brief encounter, I was emotionally distraught, which led to a huge download of darkness coming over my human spirit – sudden depression – and finally becoming physically sick to my stomach.  One unauthorized glance and I was made sick in mind and body.
I thank God for my sweet hubby who carries a great deal of authority over me and over our one flesh union and he knows how to use it.  He prayed for all of the defilement to be broken and for my human spirit, soul and body to be fully cleansed.  It did, however, take several hours for all the symptoms I described above to be gone in Jesus name.  Before going any further, I have resolved the problem by going into my virus protection program on each of our new phones and setting the parental controls so that this cannot happen again.  Lesson learned.
As I have pondered this incident where the devil tried his best to target and trap me with his darkness, I’ve thought about the many out there who don’t know spiritually what we have already learned.  Remember, one brief glance and the soul, the mind, intellect and emotions, are IMPRINTED with that image for TWENTY YEARS!  Now just pile on image after image, session after session where the trap leads the addicted and you go figure how much damage is done.  The flesh soon cries out to be satisfied with the sexual impurities that this addiction demands and this leads to all kinds of other sexual fantasies, masturbation and self-indulgences that only open the door to deeper levels of sexual sin such as fornication and adultery.  God’s word says in I Corinthians 6:18 “Flee immorality.”  That is a very easily understood command unless you are addicted.
If you find yourself trapped and feel that there is no way out for you, you are wrong.  There is help available and in most cases it will take more than behavioral modification counseling techniques to achieve freedom.  There are many ministries out there who specialize in prayer counseling to help the sexually addicted find lasting freedom.  If you need help in this area, we can recommend several ministries who can help you.
My brief encounter with the unwanted porn on my phone has urged me to write this article.  I don’t want you to experience what I have experienced and if you have and you are in trouble, please reach out for help.

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15
November

Revised Addition to Prayer Ministry eBook

We have added an entire Addendum to the Prayer Ministry eBook which covers in detail Bitter Root Judgments, Vows and Death Wishes.  This material was written by John and Paula Sandford and the late Jack Frost.  It contains materials that we have had the privilege of studying for years.  We felt strongly that it should be included in the materials of the Prayer Ministry eBook.
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And finally, we are really pleased  to add an audio recording of Prayers for Healing Trauma Wounds [click here and scroll down] done by Jim and Pat Banks of Healing House Ministries.  This 22 minute soaking audio carries a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit which will allow the listener to be freed from unconscious trauma wounds.  It makes a great addition to the Prayer Ministry eBook.  We highly encourage you to listen.

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15
November

New eBook Release

We are pleased to announce the release of a new eBook by Roger with forward by Linda Burton, a ministry partner.    God’s Love Our Ultimate Healer  is ready for your reading pleasure.
The cover design is done again by David Ingram, our Webmaster, and our editor, Carol Bandi, has cleaned up our mess again and shared her endorsement!  Our thanks to the three of you for your input and help with another eBook presentation.
Here is the summary:
Father’s love was first expressed when He created mankind. God is love. He is the ultimate source of love for all mankind. It is that love, the essence of His very being that brings ultimate healing to each of His children spirit, soul and body.

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15
November

New PITFH Team Member

We are extremely pleased to announce to you that we have added Laura Hokanson to our ministry team as our new CPA.  Laura lives locally  here in Vallecito Valley and just 1.5 miles from the ranch!  Professionally she is very experienced and specializes in non-profit ministries. Personally she has been prayer walking Vallecito Valley since 2009 and immediately caught the vision for Wit’s End Ranch as a healing and training center.  We know that Father has given us a wonderful, special gift in Laura…a suddenly who just flew into our lives, and a true friend who is working to bring the Kingdom to earth just as it is in Heaven.
WELCOME ON BOARD, LAURA

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14
October

In Loving Memory of J. Kirk Day

 

Wayne and Barbara Day are true friends of ours and of Places In The Father’s Heart.  Wayne and “B” were some of the very first who recognized the call of God upon our lives and acted to help us get the ministry organized and our non-profit status secured. Wayne served as ministry Vice President for 20 years.  They have remained faithful partners with us since 1982 and we likely would not be where we are today without them in our lives.

On Wednesday, October 11th, we received a phone call from “B” that their youngest son, Kirk, had suffered a major heart attack and passed into Glory.  He was 46 years old.  Kirk was a 1993 graduate from West Point and served as a Captain nine years in the U. S. Army.  Upon leaving his military service, he returned to Centre, AL and subsequently was appointed by the Governor to serve out the unexpired term of the probate judge of Cherokee County. He was elected to this office in 2012 and served as probate judge and chairman of the Cherokee County Commission until the time of his death. Kirk based his public service on West Point’s values of “Duty, Honor, and Country.”  This young man will be sorely missed.

Our hearts and prayers are with Wayne and “B”.  They have so faithfully upheld the ministry and we share in their pain.  If PITFH has been a blessing in any way to you, would you take just a moment and remember the Day family in your prayers?

“Father we thank you for allowing us the honor of knowing Kirk and his parents.  Would you pour out your grace upon them and wrap them in Your arms of love.  We bless them now in Jesus Name.  Amen”

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14
October

From Roger’s Journal 3/22/16 – Reprinted 10/14/17

Galatians 6:7 – “Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”
This promise is coming upon the world as we speak! In fact, this promise is at work daily in our lives. Retribution for the slaughter of multimillions of unborn babies is being played out by the slaughter of civilians by terrorists worldwide. The terrorists strike at the heart of civilization. The terror of war is no longer ‘over there out of reach’. It is now here in our midst. No matter who you are or where you are we as a people cannot escape the consequence of our sin.
The promise in Galatians is neutral. We decide what we will reap by what we sow whether good or bad. When we decide to go against God there can only be one outcome! Unless we repent, turn from our wicked ways our self-destruction is assured. We proclaim our own sentence.
Civilization is on a precipice. My God, what a price we pay for our Godless arrogance and stupidity! The terrorists are being called savages and much more. So they are.  But what do you call a people who turn their back on God, fight to remove all visible Continue reading »

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