Dandelions Never Die-In Jesus Name is a 9, going on 10 book series. It is a Christian Drama, allegorical series and it contains the full spectrum, from the beautiful warm fuzzies of life to the ugliest and darkest of evil. They are Christian novels, but they are not a bunch of fluffy Hallmark romances, (though I do love me some Hallmark movies!) The stories in the series are about love, real honor, real truth AND about real evil, and real, gritty, issues that people really and truly face in this world. They are also about how Psalm 18:4-6 is real and true:
“The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.”
God has a plan, which is reiterated throughout the series. He has a plan to counter all of the evil around us. Though it seems lately that evil has infiltrated everything, taking away our pleasure in things that we once thought good and pleasing, we can rest assured that it will not always be so. Inside these love stories, which I like to call Christian allegorical dramas, you will meet strong Christians, baby Christians, back-slidden Christians, and repentant Christians.
The love stories in the DND series cover many topics and issues including child abuse, rape, alcoholism, mental illness, sexual immorality, violence, child trafficking, the love of money, greed, incest, domestic violence, and suicide. My intention is not to dwell on these negative things but to help those who have been touched by these things by pulling them out of hiding, shining a light to expose them, and hopefully bring the injured parties closer to God and to heal them in Jesus’ mighty name. My intention is to remind everyone that real love does exist. It is beautiful and it is possible. All things are possible.
“When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:25-26
The series is gritty. The villains waver in varying degrees of “villainous-ness” with the one in DND #6 being one of the most evil I’ve ever written. (According to reader’s consensus.) Once I wrote him, I had to go back and soften it, but I left it somewhat edgy for a reason. You see, real evil exists. I’ve met real evil. His name was Ted Bundy. But God had other plans for me, praise God, thank you, Jesus. There is so much evil and darkness in this world. It is everywhere. It permeates everything. It is why and how we are heading into the tribulation. But why write about it?
The answer to that is in a page from my own life. There was a time that I had turned my back on God. But He didn’t turn His back on me. He, being God, knew exactly how to bring me back to Him. He literally gave me the ability to see past the veil into the darkness, to see that the dark evil forces are real. They are there, constantly badgering and beating an waiting with their jaws open wide. I have seen them with my human eyes. They are looking for the cracks in our armor, for us to fall, off the sidewalk, or off the curb, or off the high wall. And this evil is beyond anything you can imagine, the horrific perversions of Satan carried out by fallen man.
“They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.” Psalm 106:37-38
Once God allowed me to actually see it AND see its carnage, I had to admit it exists. And if the dark side exists, then logically my brain and my hard heart had to admit that the light also exists. The moment I allowed that tiny thought into my brain, (the faith of a mustard seed,) amazing things began to happen. I began realizing them– acknowledging them. And funny thing, the more we acknowledge God’s hand in our lives, the more He will bless us with interaction with Him. But the opposite is also true. Deny Him, deny His work in your life, and He may one day say, “...‘I never knew you; depart from me,...”
So, in these books I show some of this evil to wake some people out of their stupor. Evil has infiltrated the earthly realms, but don’t be afraid and don’t be discouraged. Because Jesus IS coming back, sooner than some of you may realize, and he’s not a little baby anymore. He is coming in His power and glory. Until He gets here, we, as His warriors, must occupy. So, in the books I also show God’s good warriors. The heros and heroines in the Dandelions Never Die series are an example of God’s warriors here on Earth. The Kinos and Adams are an example of how we can live and be warriors for good. God has placed His warriors here on Earth to help and defend and protect the innocent. These warriors are mere humans but they seek to display honor, integrity, bravery, kindness, goodness, honesty, and strength. They are fallible but they are overcomers. They struggle, but they seek to do God’s will. They do the best they can, and will continue to do so until we see the Divine intervention. These warriors come in all shapes and sizes, male and female, (yes, only those two,) and they wield a vast array of weaponry; hands, feet, elbows, fists, swords, guns, knives, brains, speech, pens, talents.... a vast array. You may be one of those warriors. I know a few. Humble farmers, pastors, speakers, mothers, fathers, public servants, athletes, etc.. We should pray and seek God’s will for our lives. Because it doesn’t matter what we want to be, it matters what God wants us to be. Even in small ways, we can be the best we can be. We can spread goodness, kindness, love and compassion wherever we go. And, man oh man, we can pray! Prayer warriors are extremely powerful! The MOST powerful! Work toward this end and hopefully God will be able to pat us on the back one day and say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
For all who read this, I pray for your complete healing if evil has touched your life in any way. I pray you to be filled with love and the absolute joy that comes from connection to God. In Jesus’ mighty and powerful name. Amen.
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