Safe Haven News April 2024


Hello Safe Haven Family!
I hope things are going well for all of you. I’m having fun taking care of my niece’s 3 month old baby. I’ve been babysitting about 5 days a week for the last month.
I haven’t been able to see my grandson in Texas yet. He’s 4 months old. But I’m getting to practice my grandmothering skills on baby Cyrus. I will be able to meet my grandson, Alessio, some time in May. I can’t wait!
Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Great American Eclipse. What is up with that?!!! Have you ever seen such a furor over an eclipse? I haven’t.
I’ve heard the warnings about making sure you have gas in your car, cash on hand, groceries, and alternative communication other than cell phones. And why is the National Guard going to be there? And schools are cancelling classes that day?
All of that sounds pretty scary. It could just be a matter of infrastructure because of the amount of people that will be coming to the path of totality.
We happen to live in the path. We are near Dayton, Ohio, which is in the path of totality. I just ordered my Eclipse glasses! The little town where my son, Morgan, works is planning a big extravaganza for it. He works at the Brick Rhod Antique and Bistro, and they are changing their hours because of it. They will be open on Sunday, which is a day they’re usually closed.
So we have been hearing about it for a while as the little town of Lewisburg has been making their plans for the big event. I wondered why it was such a big deal, so I started researching it.
I found out that the other Great American Eclipse that happened 7 years ago only went across the United States, and when you put the path it took from north to south on the map and then put the path of the one that’s coming in April on the map, too, they make an X. That has caused a lot of speculation about what it could mean.
The Bible says in Gen. 1:14 “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.” So God does use the sun, moon, and stars as signs to us. He gives us messages through them.
From the many sources I’ve read and listened to, I believe that God is giving us a message of hope through this eclipse.
First, here’s a poetic thought: Solar eclipses are alignments of the sun, the moon, and you. A total eclipse is a dance with three partners: the sun, the moon, and the Earth.
Prophetically, the sun (light) represents God, the moon (reflected light) represents the Church, and the Earth (object of the light) represents the world.
You may have heard about the 7 Ninevehs in the path of the upcoming eclipse. In reality, only 2 of them are in the path of totality. But only 7 states in the US have towns named Nineveh, and those states all have the eclipse going through them. The eclipse from 7 years ago went through 7 cities named Salem, which means peace. Now this one is marked by towns named Nineveh.
There’s even a town called Jonah in the path of totality. Did you know that on the day Jonah walked into Nineveh there was a solar eclipse? This probably lent credence to the message Jonah was proclaiming. And what was that message? Repentance. The funny thing is, Jonah didn’t want them to repent. Not at all. He wanted them to burn. They had done terrible things to his people – unspeakably evil things. So he wanted his prophecy of “Yet forty days and Nineveh shall be overthrown” to come to pass. But he had a feeling God was going to change His mind and not destroy them. It seems he had prophesied that kind of message before and God had left him high and dry. No destruction, but mercy. So he didn’t want to go through that again. He knew that God was a merciful God. In fact he said,
“Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!”  Jonah 4:2,3
See, he was very upset that God didn’t destroy Nineveh.
He wanted them to die! But God was pleased with their repentance. He said, “should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?”
Jonah had an anointing of repentance. That is what he should be known for instead of judgment.
We see evil around us, and we are ready for it to be exposed and dealt with. Since the Great American Eclipse 7 years ago, we have seen a lot of evil exposed. We’re not even sure who to trust anymore. But God might be giving those who aligned themselves with evil a chance to repent now before He metes out justice and judgment. Are we going to react the way Jonah did toward people who repent and change their ways? Toward people who called us names because we questioned the narrative?
(Map from nationaleclipse.com)
The fact that the paths of these two eclipses makes an X right across America seems to signify that God is sending a message to our nation. The area that marks the intersection of the two eclipses is known as “Little Egypt”. The Lord is telling us that He is taking us out of Egypt.
Bad things will come upon the enemies of God if they don’t repent, but God’s people are entering into the best times ever according to the scriptures in the minor prophets and lots of other scriptures like Psalm 37. The time is now for good things to come for God’s people.
The sky is not falling, the Kingdom is coming!
What the eclipse is proclaiming is that “He is ruling the nations. He’s coming with mercy. He’s coming with justice as well. The heavens are declaring the glory of what God is about to do on planet Earth on behalf of the nations. The United States is central in all of this.” This is according to Johnny Enlow.
“We’re not going into bondage to the Antichrist, the Beast, the False Prophet. We’re going into freedom. And this is the message the heavens are shouting.”
Johnny Enlow combined the message from the eclipse of 2017 and the message from the upcoming eclipse in this video. He talks about so many prophetic messages and convergences, you’ll be amazed!
Johnny Enlow Unfiltered – What Message is Heaven Shouting?
Melissa RedPill has written a book that explains that the minor prophets were talking about the time we’re living in in her book called “End Times Major Clues from Minor Prophets”.
Another message we could take from the eclipse is that we will go quickly from darkness to light. I believe this is going to happen in the world.

~~~~~~Homeschool Corner~~~~~

I think it’s important to develop a family mission statement for your family. I gathered the kids together and we came up with a family mission statement several years ago. I did this after reading Seven habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey.
One thing that Stephen Covey said in his book that really encouraged me was that we should not expect perfection or get frustrated when we miss the mark. He said that setting these goals would at least give us something to shoot for. If we are aiming at nothing, that’s what we’ll get. But if we have a target, we are more likely to do better than we would if there was no target at all. There would be something that our family could rally around, a plan that would promote unity and define what kind of family we are and what we’re all about.
Here is our family mission statement:
1. To live out the kind of life that God wants Christian families to live.
2. To teach other families how to live together in love and kindness, with God as the center of all we do.
3. To glorify God in all that we say and do.
Let the Lord build your house. Ps. 127:1

To read more about this topic read this post on my blog.

Speaking of the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, that’s the book we will be reading this month for our Christian Moms Book Club.

If you would like to join us in reading and discussing this inspiring book, click on this link and join our club for only $5/month. We have lots of fun at our book club. It’s a great time of fellowship and sharing, and we love to have new people join us.

Be encouraged today. In spite of the darkness that is being exposed, the light is breaking through.

Thank you for spending this time with me.

Have a wonderful April and enjoy the beautiful weather that is also coming!


Penney Douglas, B. S. in Elem. Ed.
Safe Haven Homeschooling

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