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The Letter

This week has been both disheartening (our state elections) and exhilarating (the letter). I continue to pray that hearts will turn and realize how truly precious the gift of life is.

May the blinders come off and God’s Mercy, Forgiveness and Comfort come to those who awaken to the Truth.

On a good note, Monday I received my very first letter from a prisoner, regarding my book. It was a big day, because it was the same day that my approval copy of the new book came in the mail as well. Monday is also the day I serve the homeless and they were just so happy. One man commented, “Rachel Ray would LOVE this!” Another said, “I feel like I’m at the Ritz.”

I do so love being a part of these wonderful peoples’ lives!

It blesses my heart so, to be able to bring love and comfort to their day and a delicious homemade meal. I look forward to Monday all week!

How rare is that for someone to look forward to Monday???

So I have been looking for this letter to come, with expectancy, and I wasn’t disappointed.

He wrote to tell me that he received the book from the Prison Book Project, the ministry that is sending all my books out to prison systems, jails and rehab centers all over the country. He states he didn’t ask for it, because he didn’t know anything about me, but was just given the book. The letter is regarding, “His Voice in My Heart.” This book is the first in a three volume series, the third of which should be out by mid-December.

The “His Voice in My Heart” series is written with prisoners in mind, but they are for anyone. We all have issues in life that need healing, things to overcome and they help one to do just that. They all contain messages spoken from the heart of God, many amazing true testimonies, and are filled with scripture to verify the messages. His messages are like fresh bread; not meant to replace the Word, but to bring it in closer in application to your life.

The letter states:

“When I first got your book I looked at a few pages and said, ok I’m not reading this.”  He continues by stating that a second time he picked it up and still put it down. Below are direct quote excepts from the letter, highlights that have blessed my heart!

“But for the next time I picked up the book and started reading it I couldn’t put it down. I really got into the book and don’t understand why I did but the book spoke to me in a lot of ways and in ways that I can change myself. It is a really good book and you put some good stories in it.”

“When I get home I have to check out your other books and see what they are about.”

“I don’t know what made me pick it up again and not only that but couldn’t put it down and its almost like what you said about praying for the lady at work and you said it wasn’t the right time to pray for her but at the right time you did. Well I feel the same way about the book. It was God that done everything. But I want to thank you again for the book that I was reading. I hope to read more of them.”

“I hope that God keeps blessing you and your family and hope that maybe I can help someone like your book did for me.”

So you can imagine, reader, that I had a hard time going to sleep that night. This one letter represents the heart of what I do and the reason for it all!

I jokingly had told my postmaster that he gave me a defective mailbox. I have been paying for it for two years, to be able to have a mailbox for those I write for; to give them the ability to express what God has done in their lives. Faithfully, day after day, I’ve been checking that box with expectancy. Well, reader, it came! I can’t begin to describe how exciting it was to finally see it there, leaning sideways in my box, after such a long wait. It was a moment I will carry in my heart–it was worth it all!

Thank you, my friend, for the letter! You are one that is hidden from society, but not hidden from God!

Readers, please pray for him that nothing snatch the newly-formed seed from his heart. Please pray for all those reading my books that God will be able to reach them, where no one else can. This is His work, I simply take dictation, I work very hard, but it is the joy of my heart to work for HIM!

All Glory be to God!


If you would like to be involved in touching many lives and hearts, your generous donations are so welcome! A gift in any amount may be sent to: https://nationofwomen.com/

From the contributions link, scroll down to the image of hands clasped through prison bars. Write in the comment, for prison books. If you are comfortable paying by check, it saves 3% from going to credit card fees. The address is:

Nation of Women Ministries, 619 Roberts Cut Off Rd., River Oaks, TX  76114.

Please note ‘for prison books’ on the check.

All donations received will be used to print and send books to the Prison Book Project; a non-prophet ministry that will be sending them into prisons, jails and rehab centers all over the country. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

A big thank you to my publisher as well, for generously allowing this opportunity for donators to receive a tax deduction. She handles all donations, sending orders to the printer who sends them directly to Prison Book Project. Many thanks to Cindy, of “Nation of Women Publishing” for your endless expertise and patience with me!

Thank you to Joyce, and her volunteers of Prison Book Project, for placing all of my books!

Do you know that an individual cannot send books to a prison? They must come from a publisher, an established book-placing ministry, such as Prison Book Project, or Barnes & Noble and Amazon direct. That is the world we live in. Books were being laced with drugs and many have died as a result of it. A generous financial donation to them would help them to continue to fill this great need for quality, life-giving books!

You may donate to: https://prisonbookproject.org

How much more our great need for Jesus!

Thank you for your kindness and generous help to this ministry!

I have poured every cent received, into books to send out, along with all I can of my own. I trust the Lord will greatly bless you in return!

“Then the King will turn to those on his right and say, ‘You have a special place in my Father’s heart. Come and experience the full inheritance of the kingdom realm that has been destined for you from before the foundation of the world! For when you saw me hungry, you fed me. When you found me thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I had no place to stay, you invited me in, and when I was poorly clothed, you covered me. When I was sick, you tenderly cared for me, and when I was in prison you visited me.’ Then the godly will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and give you food and something to drink? When did we see you with no place to stay and invite you in? When did we see you poorly clothed and cover you? When did we see you sick and tenderly care for you, or in prison and visit you? ‘And the King will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.'” Matthew 25-34-40 TPT

Please Welcome the Newest Arrival!

“His Voice in My Heart the Journey” continues the path of freedom. A journey that calls you higher to the abundant life He intended for you all along–your destiny!

In this rapidly-changing world, God remains unchanged!

Listen as His Voice brings clarity to your world, gaining a deeper understanding of His Word by practical application to your life. As you ‘hear,’ your walk and relationship with Him will be enhanced, while your heart fills with compassion and understanding for others.

Included are many amazing, true testimonies of the miraculous power of God. Each incredible event is a living, powerful demonstration of His Love, manifested through Healing, Provision, and Protection.

If you have not yet had the opportunity . . . begin the journey, with “His Voice in My Heart!” Both books are now available at Nation of Women Publishing, https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Both His Voice in My Heart books along with “Comfort in the Challenge” are being sent, free of charge, to prisons, jails and rehab centers all over the country; as well as being offered freely to the homeless. If you would like to be involved, your donations are very much appreciated and tax deductible.

You may donate by visiting http://www.nationofwomen.com. Click on contributions and scroll down to the thumbnail pic of hands reaching through bars and type ‘prison books’ in the comment section. Checks may be made out to Nation of Women Ministries and sent to: 619 Roberts Cut Off Rd., River Oaks, TX 76114. Please write for Prison Books on the check. Thank you!

Your generous donation will be used for printing and sending vital books to a lost, broken, and hurting world. Those hidden from society, but not hidden from God. This author is not taking anything from any of the first three published books, but investing everything received to put books into their hands.

Proceeds from purchases of Comfort in the Challenge will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. A wonderful ministry, proven for 40 years of successfully restoring men struggling with addiction to a new life in Christ; giving families their husbands, sons back.

Please consider a direct donation to them by visiting: https://www.canaanland.com. Your generous, tax deductible donation will be helping them to fulfill a vision the Lord has placed on their heart–a Canaanland in every state!

A special thank you and shout out to Prison Book Project of Titusville, Florida. Their nearly 30 year ministry is devoted to placing good books in the hands of inmates and it is through them that the distribution of books is made possible. Please consider a generous donation to their ministry to help with the costs of shipping these books by visiting: https://prisonbookproject.org.

Finally, an extra special thank you to all of you that have given to help make this dream come true. Many have caught the vision and have helped. To all of you, no matter how big or how small, you are a vital part of fulfilling this calling. Thank you! It is through your generous hearts that we have been able to distribute and in the process of, nearly 5,000 books! I cannot express how very thankful and grateful I am for your kindness!

Much love and blessings to you, Lori J. O’Neil

Books for Inmates

The Gift of Compassion

The Gift of Love

Your generous donation provides vital books to inmates in jails, prisons and rehab centers nationwide! All donations are tax deductible and will be used for printing and shipping thousands of books; offering hope, healing, and comfort to a nation of people hidden from society but not hidden from God!

Thank you for being a part of this life-giving ministry outreach. In partnering with us in this mission, you are partnering with Jesus and helping to set the captives free!

The Gift of Comfort

To Donate go to: http://www.nationofwomen.com/contributions. Scroll down to the ‘Books for Inmates’ image as shown above. Click on the donate button and type ‘prison books’ in the comment section, when it takes you to the fill-in page.

Please give confidently and with a joyful heart. This author is not taking anything from the proceeds of her first three published books. Please make checks out to Nation of Women Ministries, 619 Roberts Cut Off Rd., River Oaks, Tx 76114, and write ‘For Prison Books’ on the check.

Donations will be handled by the publisher, Cindy Neathery, of Nation of Women Publishing, Fort Worth, Texas, for printing and shipping books. Thank You!

To order books go to: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing/authors Scroll down to Lori J. O’Neil

For further verification, you may visit Prison Book Project of Titusville, Florida. There, Joyce and Ray Hall will be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You might consider partnering with their ministry! Thank you so much and may God Bless you!

To visit Prison Book Project go to: http://www.prisonbookproject.org


“Lori O’Neil’s latest book, His Voice in My Heart, is so well written and truly penned with God in her heart. Her Testimonials are especially significant to me along with all the love she conveys in every word, sentence, and book she has written. Lori is an amazing writer and I look forward to book four. Thank you, Lori, for this gift!”

Barb Z.

All proceeds, from ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ books ordered, will be sent to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. An amazing ministry with a 40 year history of restoring men from a life lost to addiction, to a new life in Christ. Please consider a tax deductible donation directly to Canaanland Ministries as well, by visiting https://www.canaanland.com. Your generous contribution will be helping them to fulfill the vision the Lord has placed on their heart–a Canaanland in every state!

All contributions and proceeds from orders of ‘His Voice in My Heart’ and, soon to print, ‘His Voice in My Heart Volume II,’ will be invested in books placed in inmates hands. Thank you for opening your heart to this ministry and its mission!

“‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'” Matthew 25:37-40


Planting His Garden

I had a special visit in the night from a reader in Nigeria, to a post that was published in 2013. The title of the post is “Unending Harvest.” Not remembering what it was about, I decided to pay a visit myself. The post is so perfect for “Giving Tuesday” that I decided to re-post it today. “Unending Harvest” speaks God’s heart of what “Giving Tuesday” is all about.

Ironically, last night I said to my son,

“Who started this “Giving Tuesday” thing that everyone joins in on?”

It is like I was led again to that post in answer to my question. . . God started “Giving Tuesday” (long before man made it a day) and Giving Sunday and Monday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday and well, you know.

It is wonderful that everyone rallies on a special day to give, but I join God’s heart in the matter–every day it is special to give.

Every day is a gift that’s been given to you–a gift to be shared.

This “Giving Tuesday,” is the perfect time to thank those that have given funds to help us place “Comfort in the Challenge” and “His Voice in My Heart” books in prisons, jails and rehabs all over the country–Thank you, God Bless you!

Linking arms with you has been a wonderful blessing!

I am so thankful, and delighted to report that ‘together’ we will be “planting” 3,310 books. I believe the harvest is unending that will come from these books; as God’s Messages speak to hurting hearts–bringing hope, healing and freedom to a nation hidden from society, but not hidden from the Lord.

“‘Now I will arise,’ says the Lord, ‘now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.” Isaiah 33:10

There is still time to give. The order has not been placed yet and after it has, the publisher will hold all donations for the next book “His Voice in My Heart, Vol II.” It has been written, now being edited and scheduled to be published and placed in the spring. Thank you, to all who link arms in planting the Lord’s Garden–It is colorful, it is beautiful, it is Love!

Unending Harvest (previously published December 11, 2013)

Do you know that My Garden produces year-round?

And I invite all to come and plant in it. When My Body joins together to tend, My Garden, there is never any lack for harvest.

Blessing flows–continuous abundance!

Plant seeds every day, not vicariously but purposefully, joyfully–given at every opportunity. Give of your time, money, talents, a kind word, a helping hand and more.

Plant every variety of seed you can think of, for I love a colorful garden.

Plant with joy,

for I love a cheerful giver–it brings Me great joy and the joy of the Lord is ‘your’ strength!

‘Prepare’–to–‘receive’

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread. He is ever giving liberally and lending, and his children become a blessing.” Psalms 37:25-26

“From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.” Proverbs 12:14

“I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness; in the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen thy people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to thee. O Lord the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep for ever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of thy people, and direct their hearts toward thee.” I Chronicles 29:17-18

“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.

As it is written, ‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.’

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” II Corinthians 9:6-10

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:3-4

“In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” Ecclesiastes 11:6

Below are links to order books for yourself or donate to send books.

A project that is bigger than we know, and has only just begun. Thank you for your generosity. Your donation is tax deductible, and will be used entirely for books sent.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Prison Book Donation Link: https://www.nationofwomen.com

*Donate at the butterfly link. Please designate in the comment section that your donation is for the prison books. Thank you!

*You may also visit the Prison Book Project, contact, for further verification of this project, by clicking the link below.

Prison Book Project Link: https://prisonbookproject.org

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

*All proceeds for “Comfort in the Challenge” books purchased, that are not for the book project, will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you for sharing this and for your generous donations, in partnership, to reach the world!

Lori J. O’Neil

Cleansing Fire

Though you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned . . .

Notice it does not say “stand still.”

Many just stand, in fear, not moving forward in their plan in life. This is not My will for you; for you will be productive in every season.

The fire refines you–purifies you.

But if you are standing still, you are ‘allowing’ circumstances to overtake you, not cleanse . . .

Walk with Me.

I AM in this with you.

I AM teaching you–I’ve been there!

You will not be burned, but you will learn. And one day you will marvel and understand what the ‘fire’ has taught you . . .

I will see you through.

Be cleansed!

“When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:2-3

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” I Peter 1:3-7

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.” I Peter 4:12-13

“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

I invite you to scroll down and read the post just prior to this . . .

In it you will find that we are in the process of sending out “Comfort in the Challenge” and “His Voice in My Heart” books to prisons, jails and rehabs all over the country. The current estimation is (3,310) books! Please consider partnering in this mission of bringing the healing and restoring love of God to those hidden from society, but not hidden from the Lord.

We welcome all contributions, big or small. Every effort counts and you will share and have part in setting the captives free. Some may never see the outside of those walls, but they can be free in their hearts; and serve their time in anticipation of an eternity of freedom that no one can take away.

“‘Now I will arise,’ says the Lord, ‘now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.” Isaiah 33:10

Below are links to order books for yourself or donate to send books. A project that is bigger than we know, and has only just begun. Thank you for your generosity. Your donation is tax deductible, and will be used entirely for books sent.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Prison Book Donation Link: https://www.nationofwomen.com

*Please designate in the comment section that your donation is for the prison books. Thank you!

*You may also visit the Prison Book Project, contact, for further verification of this project, by clicking the link below.

Prison Book Project Link: https://prisonbookproject.org

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

*All proceeds for “Comfort in the Challenge” books purchased, that are not for the book project, will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

♥ Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus ♥

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you for sharing this and for your generous donations, in partnership, to reach the world!

Lori J. O’Neil