Goodbye July. Hello Monkeypox.

We are nearly finished with the blazing hot month of July. I’m not complaining since I have my granddaughter Ellie here with me, and we’re spending our summer days floating in a pool. Because she’s here, I intend to unplug for a brief period and spend my time with her.

I can’t help but wonder if, at any moment, this world might upend on us and some disaster prevent my next visit with her. I hate that I’ve become this person, someone who watches and waits for the worst to happen. But how can I not with all we know is heading our way? With all that in mind, I’m trying my best to enjoy the time I do have with her. You know, that may very well be a good lesson for us all. We need to do our best to make the most of the freedom we do have and our ability to spend time with those we love. Now that monkeypox is on the horizon, their latest scare tactic, we have to know the outlook can’t be good. I’m guessing a lockdown will come just in time for elections in November.

I often have to keep in mind that “they” will go to any and all lengths to keep their momentum going, this diabolical plan to control the world and its people. They’re doing a great job so far considering how easily they have led the masses to comply. We, the not-so-easily-led minority, can be certain they have plans to undermine us every step of the way, but we don’t have to worry. We just prepare to the best of our ability, love others, and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Whatever they bring our way, we can know that God’s protection over and His plans for His people will always prevail.

All this to say, you might not see me for a minute or two. Soon, though, I hope to hit you with a few videos and a new series titled Prepare the Heart. In the meantime, I will continue to add my Week in Review articles and videos here, just a few things that I happen to catch during the week.

May God bless you and keep you cool and monkeypox free.


Week ending 7/30/22

Issue Brief: The Next Pandemic | WHO Announces Monkeypox Global Emergency – America’s Frontline Doctors

“DO NOT lock down; DO NOT inoculate; DO NOT FEAR. 

7-22-22 WEF Gas $’s Need to Rise – Prophecy Update, Pastor Brandon Holthaus

Proper Chronology Of The End Times – Pastor Brandon Holthaus and Pablo Frascini.
The belief of a gap of years between the rapture and the tribulation is held by many. These guys hold to this belief and make a sound case. I’ll have to do some more investigating and studying on this one. It’s nice, though, to hear a variety of opinions. I always value Pastor Brandon’s viewpoint, and I like Pablo. I’ve listened to several of his podcasts.

I can never recommend Pastor JD Farag’s Prophecy Updates enough. He doesn’t just tell us what’s going on; he gives us encouragement to persevere throughout this unknown journey.

Prepping and Trusting God: Are They Compatible: Rapture Ready article by Dave Hubley

Elitists’ Goal: Wipe Out Good Food – Dr. Mercola

“All of this — health, food security, independence and freedom — are what the global elitists, led by the World Economic Forum, intend to destroy so that they can then roll out a new food system based entirely on patented, cheaply-made, ultraprocessed imitation foods, including lab-grown32 and plant-33 or fungi-based34 meat substitutes and “clean, green” protein alternatives such as cricket meal and mealworms.”

We are rapidly accelerating toward a world where globalists plan to replace meat with bugs and synthetic protein. Celebs are jumping in, promoting meat alternatives. Did you see the video of Nicole Kidman eating bugs? She called it micro livestock. Yeah, it’s a thing.

Along this same line, check out this link. Bugible | THE POWER TO PESTER: WHY KIDS ARE KEY TO EDIBLE BUG ACCEPTANCE is a campaign to market bugs to children.

Are You Prepared for Food Shortages?

This is the first time I’ve been “Canceled.” I sent the information below to my personal contacts through a mass email program called MailChimp. I’ve been using this platform for my business for many years. The very moment I hit send, I received an email saying my account had been suspended. When I couldn’t find out what specifically I had done to violate their use policies, I realized that it was likely due to the inclusion of a website called Mercola.com in the articles I had shared. Dr. Mercola has been a vocal truth-speaker since the Covid plandemic began. I have since had to find a new platform to use.

The point is: Artificial intelligence should terrify us all, and being censored should infuriate us all. This is only the beginning.

Watch Me First

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Below are a variety of sources that are all saying the same thing: Food shortages are coming all over the world. We, here in the U.S., will not be spared.

Mainstream Media Sources:

UN Chief Warns of ‘Catastrophe’ From Global Food Shortage – US News

“Guterres noted that harvests across Asia, Africa and the Americas will take a hit as farmers around the world struggle to cope with rising fertilizer and energy prices.

‘This year’s food access issues could become next year’s global food shortage,’ he said. ‘No country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe.'”

Food shortages could be ‘just as deadly’ as global pandemic – New York Post article

Nation’s Food Shortage Already Underway – Newsmax article

Food Shortages Prompt People to Stockpile – One America News Network
The above video features an interview with a survival food supplier. I’m not including this video as an advertisement for the product. (I’ve never used the product.) Instead, the video content is informative.

Christian Perspective:

I highly encourage you to watch this video:
Controlled Demolition of Everything – Pastor Tom Hughes
Pastor Tom Hughes is a great source to watch for current national and world happenings. If you would like to see more from him, follow his videos at Hope for Our Times.

Quoted in the video above and worth the read: U.S. Farmers Issue Dire Warnings of Food Shortages as Most Americans are Clueless as to How Their Food is Produced and Unprepared for What’s Coming – Health Impact News

Secular Perspective:

I get Dr. Mercola articles daily and save them up to add here. Below is a list of few discussing food shortages and financial concerns.

How Bad Will the Food Shortage Get?
How to Secure Your Water Supply for Emergencies
Get Prepared With Shelf-Stable Food
Preparing for the Reality of Financial Collapse

Prepper Sites:

WARNING from a Farmer~Get READY! – YouTube Channel: Appalachia’s Homestead with Patara

10 Foods You NEED to BUY NOW (Before It’s GONE) Emergency Food Storage | Prepping Pantry – YouTube Channel: The Mac’s

If What They’re Telling Us Is True, You Should Store Food – YouTube Channel: City Prepping

Ranchers are Worried and Scared! Drought, Shortages and Inflation!
What to do NOW to be Prepared This is a good beginners video. – YouTube Channel: The Prepared Homestead

The above information is a lot to take in. Usually I would say take your time and read/watch over time. In this case, however, I can’t urge you enough to move quickly through it. There’s no time to waste in preparing your home and family for whatever our future might hold as it pertains to limited food availability.

I see way more than food shortages headed our way. Our world isn’t normal and won’t ever return to what we once knew. The Bible is very clear about what the final days of our world will look like prior to Jesus’ return for His bride at the rapture and then during the time of the tribulation. (I wholeheartedly believe in a pre-tribulation rapture.) If you’ve intentionally avoided the prophetic books of God’s Word up until now, this is the time to read for yourself and pursue sound Bible teachers who will help you understand. I pray you will heed my warning.

My favorite teaching resources can be found here: Pastors/Teachers/Websites

Grace and peace to you in the days ahead,


This Week in Review is where you will find the latest articles and videos that we’ve read or watched for week ending 7/16/22.

Weekly Daybreak Updates

Updates, a New Way to Communicate

Beginning in July, the Updates section of the Daybreak.Team site will be repurposed. What was once a monthly, at most, means of sharing information, will become a weekly update that will contain: Week in Review articles and video links, videos from Lisa, new series installments, preparedness information, etc…

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If you haven’t checked out the Prepare Your Home section of the Daybreak site, this would be a good time to view it. Are you preparing for what will soon likely be food shortages? On that page I give you some practical suggestions to get you started. (See the Controlled Demolition of Everything video below.)

Week in Review 7/9/22

Controlled Demolition of Everything – Pastor Tom Hughes | This is a fact-filled video that raises serious concerns over coming food shortages and financial collapse.

Quoted in video above and worth the read. U.S. Farmers Issue Dire Warnings of Food Shortages as Most Americans are Clueless as to How Their Food is Produced and Unprepared for What’s Coming – Health Impact News

They Don’t Want You to Know This – Pastor Tom Hughes | One-world order, Agenda 2030

This is the Rapture Ready article quoted in above video. I recommend reading the entire article. Melting Down and Running Out of Time – by Daymond Duck

Food factories are mysteriously burning to the ground internationally, too – Natural News article by Ethan Huff

WMD (Weapons of Mass Distraction) – by Pete Garcia
Pete is a new source to me, a friend of Pastor Tom Hughes. He’s a truly deep thinker. This was a good post on his site, Rev310.com.

Note: After all this doom and gloom, need some encouragement? I went back to a May sermon of Pastor JD Farag’s. I so needed this. Please take the time to listen (or read).

It’s Always Darkest before the Dawn – Sermon – Pastor JD Farag
It’s Always Darkest before the Dawn – Transcript – Pastor JD Farag

How Do I Share What I Know? Series

The How Do I Share What I Know? series is a group of articles published on Rapture Ready that will help you take what you know about our current world events and nearness to the rapture and share with the people in your life. Articles include:

  • How Do I Share What I Know? – Rapture Ready article by Lisa Heaton
    This link leads to the kick-off article that encourages the reader to utilize Daybreak, Last Days of Light as a free resource, a soft entry point for sharing what they know with others. Free Daybreak Download included in the article.
  • Enter (My) Mission – Rapture Ready article by Lisa Heaton
    The information contained in this article is a recap of the Prepare and Training Ground pages on the Daybreak site.

Series Installments:

  • My Role: How Do I Share What I Know? – Rapture Ready article by Lisa Heaton
    Accept My Role: This session challenges the reader to decide if they are willing to step up and speak out when others around them remain silent. Silent shepherds, especially, are starving the sheep.

“We must rise from amongst the flock, those of us with a heart for our Shepherd and His sheep, and offer truth when our pastors ignore the signs of the season and leave the people unaware of the coming rescue for the saved and the tribulation for the lost.”

  • My Design: How Do I Share What I Know? – Rapture Ready article by Lisa Heaton
    Embrace My Design: We’re not all designed to speak from a stage. It’s the everyday interactions with people in our lives that offer us opportunities to share what we know.

“He made you ‘you’ with purpose. The Potter knew exactly what kind of pot you needed to be to carry Living Water to the thirsty in your community. Right now, in today’s world, a thirsting-to-death people have no idea of what’s coming.”

  • Fear Keeps Me Silent – Rapture Ready article by Lisa Heaton
    Elevate My Voice, Part One: Before we will be willing to speak out, we must overcome our greatest obstacle: fear.

“Time is running out. We see it and even feel it deep in our bones. That means it’s time to figure out how to make ourselves heard in a way where people will listen. Once our eyes are opened and we see the darkness rising in this world and our nearness to Jesus’ return for His bride, finding our voices to share with others is a necessary exercise that will require us to hurdle every obstacle in our paths, including ourselves.”

  • Elevate Your Voice, Part Two – Rapture Ready article by Lisa Heaton
    We all need practical ways of telling what we know, including conversation openers to practice and have in our pockets for when the opportunity presents itself.

“The fact is, many, maybe even most won’t listen. You’ll think you’ve failed, but what farmer plants a seed then stands back feeling disappointed over the mound of dirt? He allows God to water and bring sunshine upon that seedling. As the world spins ever out of control, that seed may grow and the person later come back to us and ask questions.”

Enter Mission – Next Phase of Daybreak


I’m excited to share with you the latest addition to the Daybreak.Team site. The section Prepare is now live and active. At the end of Daybreak, I challenged you to enter your own mission, to find your voice and share what you know with others. What I hear most from readers who are new to this last-days topic is that they don’t know where to begin, what their particular role is, or how to share. I’ve lived with those same questions and want to share my own experiences and insights as the Lord has led me to embrace my own unique role. 

Much is yet to come on the Prepare page, but this is our beginning place, the time we choose to step into our role in this last-days world and onto our training ground in order to prepare. (See excerpt from the intro to Prepare below.)

Within the Prepare section, you will find additional topics to explore:

  • Training Ground will lead you to a series of writings that will encourage and help you find your role and live it out. The first installment of this weekly/biweekly series will be available in early February. To receive notifications when topics are published, sign up here

Site locations coming soon:

  • Prepare Your Home offers suggestions on how to prepare your home and family for the tumultuous times ahead.
  • Sanctuary provides ideas of how to reach forward into the coming tribulation with provisions for the left behind.

Enter Mission

“Enter mission means there is a choice set before you: to make an impact or to remain in the sameness of the life you’ve known–to blaze or to fizzle. You either shine the Light or enable the darkness. You speak out in faith or sleep on in silence.” – Daybreak, Enter Mission

Nothing about entering into your Daybreak mission, walking as a child of Light and exposing darkness, may seem easy, and in your own power it isn’t. As a matter of fact, whatever God has for you in the months or even years to come if He tarries, will be flat out impossible if you’re trying to do it in and by your own strength and power. I don’t know what your specific role is in our collective mission of warning the lost and waking the found, but I know it’s bigger than you. Mine is bigger than me. I just expressed the next phase of a project I’m working on in this way: God has given a Goliath-sized task to some David-sized people. We’re all David sized compared to what’s going on in this world. Isn’t it a relief to know that God is on your David-sized side?

You know what it takes to do big things like slaying a giant? You just have to have a David-sized heart for God, a heart that says yes even before you know what He’s asking of you. Will you do that, say yes? Read More

Additional resources have been added to the Daybreak.Team site. If you haven’t visited yet, here are a few quick links to get you started:

Free Book Download – If you want to share Daybreak with your friends, visit this link, copy the site address at the top, and email it to your contacts.

Rapture – This page provides links to some of the most trustworthy voices to help you learn more about the rapture if you’re unfamiliar with the topic.

Israel – Learn how Israel is the time clock to our last-days prophecy interpretations. By watching Israel, we see prophecies now being fulfilled.

Investigate – If you need to view the evidence that points to the soon return of Jesus, you will find videos, articles, and sites to read more on the Antichrist, the already-emerging one-world government, one-world economy, and one-world religion.

Virus – This section provides links to the experts, doctors, and world-renowned virologists, in areas such as: masks, PCR testing, immune support, withheld medications, etc.

Vaxx – Here you will find “vaccination” information that is being censored from mainstream and social media.

The Peace of Jesus

This blog isn’t at all what I envisioned. I just returned from a weeklong trip to northern Minnesota, a nineteen-hour journey from the Nashville area. I had a lot of time to plot and strategize on the drive there and back. My main goal when I returned home was to “hit it hard”, meaning that I intended to let loose with both barrels on this site, to expose darkness.

That is how it often works, me planning and God laughing as He totally alters my course. Instead of the both barrels being unloaded, I instead offer a message of peace and surrender, not of battle. Don’t get me wrong. We’re in a battle alright and unable to let down our guard. Still, while we celebrate the season and focus on the fact that God came in the flesh, Immanuel, God with us, we also need to seek His peace in our lives. It takes a concerted effort to allow Peace to reign supreme when the world is pulling us a dozen different directions, even good, family-focused directions.

Besides the busyness of the season, it’s easy to keep our minds trained on the darkness surrounding us to the extent that we fail to narrow in on the soon-coming Light. That’s something I address in Daybreak, the fact that we must fix our eyes on Jesus more than the rising darkness. Christmas allows us to do just that, an opportunity to stand in awe that Jesus came as a baby to save those who would accept His offer of forgiveness. It’s also the perfect time to remind one another that He’s coming again to rescue those who are His. Love comes for the beloved.

Right now, in this season when many are usually open to hearing the name of Jesus, those who most of the year aren’t, let them find you as His ambassador of peace rather than one of hostility. My both barrels in this season will never show unbelievers the peace I know in my walk with Jesus. 

Do I shy away from telling the truth? Absolutely not. I was able to speak truth to someone while on my trip. It didn’t seem to do much good, but there’s no way I can know the outcome or how the Spirit might work in the hardened heart beating in that unsaved soul. What I do know is this: That person saw me as someone who came in peace, someone who came in love. I know those two things were more faithful witnesses and landed a more solid impact than two barrels would have.

The holiday will soon pass, and I will cock my gun and begin to fire, reload, and fire again. When I do, I need to ensure others see Him in me even when I do hit them with the impact of the hard truth of where we are on the kingdom calendar. Will you pray that for me and for you? We are of no use to the kingdom if we present ourselves as ambassadors of this world. While speaking to a Christian group in Minnesota last week, I told them something I’ve found as a sad truth these past years. Christians often give Christians a bad name. I know I have. I’m sure you have. May we no longer be any witness but one who bears witness to the real Jesus, the One who loves enough to come, to die, and to rescue.

Blessings to you this Christmas. Fix your eyes on Jesus, knowing His eyes are fixed on you.

The free Daybreak ebook download page is now available. Click here to check it out.

Daybreak print books are available on Amazon, and signed copies will soon be available at LisaHeatonBooks.com.

Welcome Back, Little Bird

It’s good to be back, to have an outlet where I can pour all these words out so that I can be filled again. Right now, I feel so full that I could burst. That’s what a blog is for me, a place to overflow the goodness of God. That’s what you’ll find here, me sharing insights and understanding the Spirit imparts through the infallible Word of God. In my journey of faith, I’ve discovered I can’t keep God’s wisdom to myself. It always finds a way to flow onto the page, whether through fiction or nonfiction writing.

For a season my words have been expressed through fiction work. I’ve known that was God’s direction for me. Just as I knew that then, I know now is the time to step back into blogging since a stream of ideas and imagery has cascaded over me in the past few days. That’s how Jesus seems to best guide me, by saturating me with words in streams and currents until I’m simply overflowing and in need of an outlet.

The portion of today’s title, Little Bird, has significant meaning for me. Two years ago I was in the midst of a nonfiction project, You. Are. Loved. After the conclusion of the book, the Lord laid on my heart several additional chapters that I offered as free supplemental material on the YouAreLovedBook.com website. In order to best share the background of Little Bird, I’m including an excerpt from the web chapter, Live in Reckless Service. For context, I was writing about Mary and Martha and how Jesus said that only one thing is necessary, and that Mary had chosen “the good part.”

At times I don’t feel heard. Hours are spent with me pouring out words onto pages. Much of what I do is technology based, online and behind the scenes, so I don’t actually see or hear a response. That leaves me feeling like I’m calling out and no one’s listening. Feelings lie, though, I know that.

In order to keep my heart in check, I have to continually ask: Am I singing just so people will listen, or am I singing for an audience of One? For me, it always has to come back to “just One thing”–Jesus and what He’s called me to do.

Recently, I was out on my back porch spending time with Him. A noise erupted, one that drew my eye outdoors. Here’s an entry from my journal that tells the story:

You just taught me a valuable lesson through a little bird. She landed on the railing of the deck, a tiny little thing. Then she let out a call so loud that I had to see her beak move to be sure such a loud voice came from such a small bird. Still she’s calling, this time from the tip top of the umbrella. Her message seems urgent as she turns this way and that way to call.


No one seems to be listening as she sits all alone. There are no crowds of birds and bees and butterflies gathered around and still she lifts her voice.

Other birds call in the distance, different messages than hers. She doesn’t seem to even notice, or if she does, their indifference doesn’t faze her. She keeps her message her own without trying to sound like all the other voices.

She has no idea that You and I sit behind her listening, with me learning from her freedom to be who she is and sing her own song.

She always, at least, has an audience of One.

Maybe she’s praising you, her Creator and Sustainer, for the beauty and peace of the morning.

Maybe  she’s singing out of her gratitude of living here in this courtyard, a place of protection and provision.

When needed, she sings out. When not, she goes about her business of being a bird.

She stays in her lane, singing her song for the day.

My little bird, we’ll call her Mary, sings from her heart and allows nothing to stop her. No matter who’s listening or not, no matter that her song sounds different, she just sings. Her heart is filled with love for and gratitude toward her Creator. That’s her motivation.

Isn’t it incredible how God can use nature to speak to a discouraged heart? His message to me was simple: Keep singing, little bird, even when you don’t feel heard. That’s a little phrase that keeps coming to mind, spurring me on when I’m in a slump.

Do you need that same encouragement to keep singing? I know there are times you get your feelings hurt when you’re overlooked and undervalued. Even when your heart is in the right place, it’s never easy to keep running your race when discouraged. Paul gives good advice when he says, “…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Two years later this message strikes me with even greater force: My voice matters. I may look and sound different than others and present the times in which we live in a different way than most, but I’m to keep singing, keep blasting a loud sound of alarm. I spent too many years undervaluing the gift of storytelling that God has given me. I don’t anymore. The one encouragement that completely turned me around was at a women’s event. I was to speak after a gifted teacher and was feeling the weight of that. I said to her, “But you’re such a great teacher.” Her eyes grew wide, and she said, “But, Lisa, you’re a storyteller. Jesus was a storyteller.”

Bam! That’s all it took. I am a storyteller. God made me that way. Now, with a little more maturity under my belt and a whole lot more understanding of His love for me, I can honestly say that I’m honored and amazed and excited to have been knit together in a similar fashion as Jesus. So here I am, an early bird chirping outside your window as day breaks, singing my song, “The King is coming! Time to prepare.”

All this to say: I won’t shut up. I won’t back down. I won’t fold. Instead, I’m doubling down my efforts. With all that’s happening in our world, with the understanding of Who will soon set out to get His bride, I suggest you wet your whistle and get to singing your own song, Little Bird. Or Big Bird, whichever you are. 😉

Watch for more to come.


New blog coming in November.

After taking two years off from blogging and writing four books in my spare time, I’m ready to begin again. I have so many words pent up that I can hardly contain them. My best friend calls me a waterfall. I guess that’s mostly true, but only because that Jesus of mine is a waterfall first. He’s been pouring into me in ways like I’ve never known. All I can do is reroute the flow of water onto you.

It’s like I’m drowning in His Word, yet finding I can breathe underwater. His Word is breath to me.

Watch for something soon.


The daybreak site is well underway with the main page being accessible by early November. 

Live in Reckless Love

We’ve heard it said to love like we’ve never been hurt. In some cases that seems nearly impossible.
In this month’s web chapter, we will look at loving our neighbors: family, friends, and church neighbors. To love them as recklessly as God loves us, we must overcome old wounds and allow bitterness to be healed.

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Live in Reckless Service

Dance like no one’s watching; sing like no one’s listening, those are ways you might be reckless in your service to God.
~ Our web chapter begins with King David and his willingness to be even more undignified in his worship of God.
~ Martha and Mary tee up our next section as we determine it’s often necessary to keep singing even when no one is listening and you get no credit for your work.Note: Once you click the download button below, you should see the tab for the pdf at the bottom of your web browsers. Right-click the tab and open the document, then save it from there. Or for Mac users, you should be able to drag the item onto your desktop.

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