Saturday, December 26, 2015

Roloff Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas from Spiritswander!

Here is a sampling of various Roloffs and people associated with the Roloffs, Christmas postings to social media:

Matt Roloff via Facebook:

Matt Roloff:  A very very Merry Christmas everyone. Love, peace and Joy to the World... From Little People, Big World


Amy Roloff via Facebook, Instagram and twitter:


Amy Roloff: Whew! Made it to Christmas Eve Service. Breathe, allow Jesus peace take over & still in awe of Christmas�� A precious gift

Amy Roloff: I love singing the traditional Christmas carols at church. The tradition still has an impact for me. The gift of Jesus. Do you know it?




























A wonderful way to end Christmas Day w/ family & friends and thinking of those not here. Gifts given & unwrapped, conversations abound, gathering around the table... The simple things often have the most impact. Joy Peace Love! What a wonderful great day. Now all is quite, the last of the Christmas music plays, Felix by my side Thinking - as this year closes a new year begins again. 2016 what will you bring? Auld Lang Syne
@amyjroloff
�� #secondact #bringinthenewyear#newyearnewbeginning #peoplewhoneedpeople#christmasdinner #startingallover
 —



Jeremy Roloff via Facebook, Instagram and twitter:


Jeremy Roloff: 

jeremyjamesroloffMerry Christmas from the Roloff's! Celebrating the birthday of a boy who rewrote our future.



























Audrey Roloff via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:

Audrey Roloff: If you subscribe to my blog, you should have received our Christmas card today!!! If you have a Christmas card you would like to share with us we would be honored. E-mail a photo of your card to mail@aujpoj.com! I would love to put a face to my followers
�� Merry Christmas to everyone!!!! Stay tuned for the unveil of the gifts jer and I made each other!!!‪#‎merrychristmas‬ ‪#‎journeyofjerandauj‬ ‪#‎theroloffs‬ ‪#‎christmas‬ ‪#‎inbend‬‪#‎oursecondchristmas‬




























Audrey Roloff: MERRY CHRISTMAS we've been in our pajamas all day...onsies actually... We are very thankful and brimming over with joy on this day that marks the birth of our Savior. We are thankful that we get to recieve the gift of Christ. The greatest gift. Not just this day, but every day: life with Him marked by abundance peace and joy. ‪#‎alwaysmore‬ ‪#‎christmaspjs‬ ‪#‎christmas‬ ‪#‎onsies‬‪#‎pinethekitty‬ ‪#‎inbend‬ ‪#‎theroloffs‬ ‪#‎journeyofjerandauj‬


Zach Roloff via Instagram:

Zach Roloff: Tori once again putting on a awesome annual Christmas party!!! 




























Tori Roloff via Instagram

Tori Roloff: Merry Christmas from the Roloffs! We hope you and your family are well and have a wonderful holiday season! Happy birthday Jesus!!  #inspectorsullivan #storyofzachandtori -




























Jacob Roloff via Instagram

Jacob Roloff: Tree#1 w/ @isabelsofiagarreton
























Isabel (Jacob's girlfriend) via Instagram and Twitter

Trying to get these three to cooperate for this matching sweater photo was a lot more complicated than it should have been but we managed... @toriroloff with the skills
































Isabel: Under the mistletoe





























Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jacob Roloff Starts A Blog

Jacob Roloff has started a blog -- a site featuring his writings on various topics.

http://medium.com/@JGRoloff/

Jacob has linked it from both his twitter page and his Instagram account.

It is on Medium.com.

So far he has two items up.

The first one was entitled "What religion are you"

Here is a portion of  it:


"'What religion are you?' I find this question to be too commonly and casually asked, when the subject could be so profound if discussed between two people equally interested and open. The definition of religion is “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a God or gods.”

Today however, it seems like the word, religion, can only mean one of the 4 most ‘popular’ organized religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Herein lies one of modern society’s biggest flaws: the need to label and simplify and categorize absolutely everything. People want it to be easy to say, “Hey, what religion are you?” And then it only takes one word for the other person to ‘know’ and assume where you stand on countless issues usually intertwined with religion, namely abortion, and on a broader level, the beginnings of humankind.

In my mind, religion, or a word more to my liking, spirituality, isn’t a light subject and takes a real connection and real time to discuss. Not something to just make small talk about and possibly have one more thing in common...."

His second item titled "Tiamat Revolution" consists his thoughts on the book "Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness".



Guest Column: Rap541's Rebuttal to Anne Bailey's 'Farewell' Article

Written By Rap541

A Critical Analysis of Anne’s Farewell
 I actually considered not doing this, mostly because it feeds the flames of a certain crowd but if Anne is allowed to be “mad as heck” and spew a whole lot of falsehoods and accusations then why can’t I play too? So lets take a look at Anne’s hallowed words. I also considered not doing this simply because it feeds Anne’s ego to get attention – and folks, a several page long “I’m leaving!” rant is attention seeking, but I am also tired of Anne presenting herself as a victim when it’s clearly not the case. So here goes:
"This will be my last article to appear on this Spiritswander Blog. I hope considering all of my significant contributions that I will be given the respect of not having my final article edited and that it will be published in its entirety as God intended it to be." 
Anne loves to do this. She’s throwing herself on the cross declaring how awful it is that she might be censored. So when you run to insist this is all about censorship, here are some questions to ask yourself and Anne.
  1. Was this article edited?
  2. Is Anne actually willing to make that accusation? Or is she merely hinting she *may* be edited? Because really, if the very idea of being edited makes her “mad as heck”… well, has she? Has Anne ever straight up said, “my original article was edited into something I can no longer take pride in?”
If the answer is no, then Anne is making a false accusation in an attempt to smear Spirit, who graciously allowed Anne to post here. I’ve seen Anne angry that an article was taken down, and I have seen her harp on how she doesn’t want to be edited… but I have never actually seen Anne say Spirit is maliciously changing her work. She just publically suggests that it could happen. It’s essentially a rumor she won’t commit to.
"As Christians, we can not allow disrespect to our beliefs or freedom of speech. Just as the brave county clerk, Kim Davis, showed all of America, we must stand up to forces trying to silence our beliefs. We must always act in a manner that God instructs to act. God has spoken to me and has put it in my heart that I cannot allow Spiritswander to disrespect me and the Christian work any longer." 
I find this hilarious on several levels. For starters, this is not about freedom of speech. No one, and folks, I mean no one, is stopping Anne of writing articles about anything. And if she really feels disrespected by Spirit, then there is absolutely nothing stopping Anne from running her own little blog and having her Sunday column. There’s really not. More on that later.
Now I have my opinion of Kim Davis – but that isn’t important. What Anne wants to suggest is that she, like Kim Davis, is going to the wall for her beliefs. Whether I agree with Kim Davis (I don’t) I do accept that she is at least willing to risk a great deal for her viewpoint. Here’s my problem. Anne is comparing herself to a woman willing to go to jail for her beliefs because… she’s quitting a purely voluntary position over what amounts to well, a childish petty concern. Kim Davis, love her or hate her, really is against gay marriage. She went to jail over it. Anne is really against Jacob Roloff and… quit the fight over feeling disrespected over a scheduling issue. Not over censorship. Over having her article publication delayed due to a breaking story. That’s why Anne quit. She even says so. Anne, you’re no Kim Davis.
"I will explain because the truth must be known. I am as mad as heck. This is a result of how I have been treated despite the massive amounts of feedback to my columns and my writings and that I allowed the Spirtiswander blog to reap the benefits of the attention from my work. 
It is unfortunate, because great things could have come if Spiritswander had accepted my generous offer to take full control of the blog months ago. It could have turned into a great Christian voice on the Roloffs and life lessons that would serve the readership and earn the respect of the Roloffs."
Again this is a false argument. Let me explain. It’s all fine and good to offer to take full control of the blog but… Spirit never actually expressed any interest in having someone take over the blog. That never happened. I mean, I can offer to take over as preacher at Anne’s church but if no one wants my services and if no one ever asked for anyone to take over from the current preacher, then there’s really no reason for me to brag about how awesome I am to have offered.Also this really assumes that Spirit a) wants to be a Christian voice and b) wants the respect of the Roloffs
"My offer was not accepted. Yet I moved forward and contributed my columns all the time while I was never and have never been compensated for my contributions."
Another false argument. One that Spirit actually had to address in a separate article because Anne made such a big deal about it. No one is being compensated for writing for the blog. No one was ever offered compensation for writing for the blog. Anne is complaining that she wasn’t paid as though she has been treated unfairly when Spirit made a point of bluntly explaining to everyone that no one is going to be paid. So why is Anne openly complaining about not being paid? Why is “and I am not being compensated” even part of the discussion?
Oh right, it’s a false argument designed to make Anne appear more of a victim. No one has been compensated for working on the blog.
"Furthermore, I made a simple request initially and then after it happened week after week and that is that Rap541 not be allowed to respond to my articles. I believe Rap541 is the work of the devil and seeks to defend Jacob and create chaos and turn constructive discussion into hateful attacks on the good Christians. Yet my pleas were ignored. Rap541 was permitted to invade my articles week after week."
Hmmm. So she asked that I not be allowed to comment and was told no. So telling Anne no to a request is *victimizing* Anne aka another false argument.
Point – who here who supports Anne would support my making a list of people who can’t post on my articles? I bet none of you would like that. And there’s a reason I don’t ask for that. There’s no discussion to be had if one side is intentionally silenced.
"I have received many emails from other commenters to the blog expressing their disgust for how the Spiritswander Blog is moderated and Rap541's behavior that is tolerated. Even people who disagree with my subject matter want Rap541 to be controlled and banned."
Hee hee “Everyone anonymously agrees with me!”
"Despite the disrespect of ignoring my requests, I was the bigger person. I did as God commanded me and forgave and moved ahead trusting that the power of my message would make a difference and that evil forces would come around and be defeated just as Audrey Roloff is fighting evil forces hacking her blog. 

A while ago, I was informed that my article might be delayed because a person named Benjamin submitted a journal entry from his deceased brother involving an alleged encounter with Jeremy Roloff as apparently Benjamin had asked Spiritiswander to publish it once he submitted it. 


As a contributor, whose reputation is now linked to the Spiritswander Blog, I expressed my displeasure and my view that it should never allowed and before it ever be allowed that I be given the final editing and publishing decision. Jeremy's reputation should not be sullied in such a manner by someone who is clearly bitter and blaming their perverted mentally stabled dead family members on Jeremy's Christian actions which were completely justified. 


This deeply disturbed me, however, since as far as I know the entry has not been submitted, I moved on"
Anne actually compares herself to the blessed Audrey, interesting. I again note that Anne’s method of fighting evil forces is to whine a little bit and then quit, after you know, being theoretically disrespected.  But lets look at this more closely. Anne, who doesn’t own the blog or control the blog, told the owner of the blog to not publish an article. When told no, Anne then insisted she be allowed final edit and commentary as there were things she absolutely refused to have published. In the blog that she doesn’t actually own or control.
How was Spirit disrespecting Anne? Anne was openly disrespecting Spirit, and has the gall to post this lengthy “I didn’t get my way so I stomped my feet like a whiny child and now I am going complain in public how UNFAIR it is”.
It’s not unfair. Spirit owns the blog and gets to make all the final decisions. If Anne wants to run her own blog where she can print what she wants, its childishly simple for her to do so. Instead, she disrespects Spirit on Spirit’s own blog. I personally wouldn’t tolerate it but Spirit is clearly a better person than I in allowing Anne to post such disrespectful drivel. Anne would have no voice at all if it wasn’t for Spirit – she won’t set up her own blog, and she disrespects Spirit openly and Spirit still allows her to post, That’s pretty damn generous if you ask me, especially since Anne shows her gratitude by spitting in Spirit’s face.
I actually asked Spirit about this article btw because I was curious but apparently there was a journal entry from Benjamin's brother that needed to be transcribed and Benjamin has yet to get back to Spirit with it. It’s a pity.
It’s not a conspiracy.
"The next arrow of disrespect was after I informed Spiritswander that my weekly column would be completed following Church on Sunday. Perhaps it was the reference to Church that caused the problem. I do not know."
Again, Anne making an accusation that is untrue and disrespectful to Spirit. As Anne later describes, Spirit had a perfectly reasonable reason to push back publishing Anne’s article. If Spirit just had a problem with church… why would Spirit post anything from Anne?
" What I do know is that I was rudely informed my column would have to wait because Spiritswander wanted to compose the article featuring Jacob Roloffs distasteful tweet about his family and money from the show. Considering I was the regular contributor to Sundays, I graciously volunteered that I would be responsible for writing the article about Jacob's. I was once again greeted with disrespect and told no I was not allowed."
So first off, we’re not assigned days. J
Second, its Spirit’s blog. Spirit wanted to write the article about Jacob’s tweets. Spirit is under no obligation to post ANYTHING from anyone. It was something Spirit wanted to write about and Spirit reserved the topic. Getting told no is NOT being disrespected. Really.
"That was the final straw. God does not want me to be treated with this kind of constant disrespect. Therefore, I refused to contributor anymore content. I am writing one last farewell article. You never know what God will have in store in the future, but for now, it is not my intention to contribute my talents to Spiritswander Blog"
Oh look! Anne is firmly standing tall. Until you know, she isn’t getting attention and then she and God will have a chat and it will somehow come out that yup, Anne is a Warrior for God again… until she gets bored or finds it too difficult to come up with fresh articles about how Audrey’s skin cream is approved by Jesus. Then we’ll get another disrespectful flounce.
Then we get Anne’s lengthy goodbyes. For the record, a friend of mine reading your declaration that I was the devil actually guffawed in laughter at that. I’m not going to run down ALL the declarations because frankly it’s all the same thing we hear from Anne. She lets all the Roloffs off the hook for not endorsing her viewpoint because she’s setting a horrendous example herself by not standing tall for Jesus here. She calls Jacob evil. She continues to insist God wants her to quit. She exhorts people to speak out even as she quits the fight.
Minor interjection. If Anne really wants a blog to control, its childishly simple to set one up. The only reason she doesn’t is because she wants the audience Spirit already built and doesn’t want to work for it. That’s always been the Christian argument against setting up a blog… it would be too hard and it’s just easier to demand Spirit hand over the blog already built up. My advice to the whiners? Do your work.
Anne, if anyone is owed an apology, it’s you owing Spirit a big one for being so incredibly rude and arrogant and ungrateful. Have you ever thanked Spirit for letting you post articles?

I’m betting the answer is no. You’ve certainly done nothing but publicly complain and whine like an ungrateful child.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Guest Column: Anne J. Bailey's 'Farewell Article'

Hello Friends and Readers,

Anne J. Bailey here. I have bad news for you. This is a decision I did not reach without a lot of deliberation, thought and prayer. 

This will be my last article to appear on this Spiritswander Blog. I hope considering all of my significant contributions that I will be given the respect of not having my final article edited and that it will be published in its entirety as God intended it to be. 

As Christians, we can not allow disrespect to our beliefs or freedom of speech. Just as the brave county clerk, Kim Davis, showed all of America, we must stand up to forces trying to silence our beliefs. We must always act in a manner that God instructs to act. God has spoken to me and has put it in my heart that I cannot allow Spiritswander to disrespect me and the Christian work any longer. 

I will explain because the truth must be known. I am as mad as heck. This is a result of how I have been treated despite the massive amounts of feedback to my columns and my writings and that I allowed the Spirtiswander blog to reap the benefits of the attention from my work. 

It is unfortunate, because great things could have come if Spiritswander had accepted my generous offer to take full control of the blog months ago. It could have turned into a great Christian voice on the Roloffs and life lessons that would serve the readership and earn the respect of the Roloffs. 

My offer was not accepted. Yet I moved forward and contributed my columns all the time while I was never and have never been compensated for my contributions. 

Furthermore, I made a simple request initially and then after it happened week after week and that is that Rap541 not be allowed to respond to my articles. I believe Rap541 is the work of the devil and seeks to defend Jacob and create chaos and turn constructive discussion into hateful attacks on the good Christians. Yet my pleas were ignored. Rap541 was permitted to invade my articles week after week. 

I have received many emails from other commenters to the blog expressing their disgust for how the Spiritswander Blog is moderated and Rap541's behavior that is tolerated. Even people who disagree with my subject matter want Rap541 to be controlled and banned. 

Despite the disrespect of ignoring my requests, I was the bigger person. I did as God commanded me and forgave and moved ahead trusting that the power of my message would make a difference and that evil forces would come around and be defeated just as Audrey Roloff is fighting evil forces hacking her blog. 

A while ago, I was informed that my article might be delayed because a person named Benjamin submitted a journal entry from his deceased brother involving an alleged encounter with Jeremy Roloff as apparently Benjamin had asked Spiritiswander to publish it once he submitted it. 

As a contributor, whose reputation is now linked to the Spiritswander Blog, I expressed my displeasure and my view that it should never allowed and before it ever be allowed that I be given the final editing and publishing decision. Jeremy's reputation should not be sullied in such a manner by someone who is clearly bitter and blaming their perverted mentally stabled dead family members on Jeremy's Christian actions which were completely justified. 

This deeply disturbed me, however, since as far as I know the entry has not been submitted, I moved on.

The next arrow of disrespect was after I informed Spiritswander that my weekly column would be completed following Church on Sunday. Perhaps it was the reference to Church that caused the problem. I do not know. What I do know is that I was rudely informed my column would have to wait because Spiritswander wanted to compose the article featuring Jacob Roloffs distasteful tweet about his family and money from the show. Considering I was the regular contributor to Sundays, I graciously volunteered that I would be responsible for writing the article about Jacob's. I was once again greeted with disrespect and told no I was not allowed. 

That was the final straw. God does not want me to be treated with this kind of constant disrespect. Therefore, I refused to contributor anymore content. I am writing one last farewell article. You never know what God will have in store in the future, but for now, it is not my intention to contribute my talents to Spiritswander Blog.

I will leave you in this final column, with parting words for several people both blog related and Roloff related. 

To:

Spiritswander,

The Blog you created could have been a glorious and would have celebrated God and been a positive force, if you had allowed me to run the Blog as I saw fit, but you refused. You disrespect Christians all the time and you have to live with your discrimination. God will deal with you for your sins. I have always saw your subtle and not so subtle attacks on Roloffs who are Christian and your promotion of Roloffs who are sinners who mock Christians. So quick to try to demonize Jeremy for alleged comments and actions, yet you encourage and praise Jacob as "honest" when all he did was insult good Christian people. In conclusion, you owe me an apology. I will be waiting.

Rap541,

It is shameful that Spritswander caters to you and allows you to spread your hate against good Christian forces and people. You can not fool me or many Christians. You are full of hatred against Jeremy, Audrey and Matt Roloff. If it was up to me you would have been banned from this blog a long time ago. The devil is in control. I truly believe that.

To the Roloff Family minus Jacob,

While I know you are good Christian people who have my full support I urge you to follow the example of Kim Davis. Stand for Christ. Do not allow yourself to be disrespected by Jacob. The latest stunt he pulled was beyond shameful. To allow him to get away with it and walk over you is not a way to stand proud for Jesus. I pray that you will do the right thing and call Jacob out for his immoral actions, his drug use and stop permitting him to throw dirt in your faces and the faces of all Christians.

To Jeremy and Audrey Roloff,

As mentioned above, I truly wish you would find the courage to stand up to Jacob and call him out. To allow him to disrespect Audrey when she thanks Jesus for the blessings in her life is not a proud moment. Be aware of the example your silence sets when you pretend as though he is a good person when influential young people are seeing his Christian bashing and his glamorization of drugs. Other than that, keep doing what you are doing. Your love is inspiring . It is tremendous to see young Christians following Jesus to give the Lord the glory. God has great things in store for you two. Stay strong and always put Jesus first. 

To Tori Roloff,

Good luck with your life ahead. I hope you are sincere in your devotion to God. I urge you to read Timothy Keller's book on marriage. Know the type wife that God calls you to be. Don't fall into the trappings that Amy fell into that they allowed to destroy their marriage. You must pay attention Tori and not allow yourself to become a negative force to your husband. 

To Isabel, 

Believe it, you have my heartfelt sympathies for the tragedies and loss in your life to date. With God, you can get through anything. Loss can bring you closer to God if you let Him help you. 

Young lady, you need God in your life. I have heard that you are interacting more with Destiney Mueller and others associated with the Roloffs who are guided by their love of Christ. Seek them out. Let them show you John Mark Comer's church. Go. Experience. Open your heart. It will change your life. Go without Jacob Roloff.

Isabel, you must eliminate the evils in your life. Dedicate your life to the memories for your loved ones who are no longer with you. Live to make them proud. To do so, you must eliminate the negative forces and evils in your life. No good comes of the drugs. Get away from Jacob Roloff. Any of the material aspects of being in a relationship with Jacob is not worth the damage it is inflicting on your soul and on your life. Mark my words, you will never find true happiness with Jacob Roloff in your life. Do not allow him to define your life. Allow to God to define your life. Find the strength to follow the positive influences in your life and detach from the evil and the negative. 

To Destiney and Jacob Mueller,

Stay strong. Do not let the negative and hateful people tear you down. Keep living for Christ as He loves. Teach your children to love and cherish God. Mistakes have been made, yet with God as the center piece, you can accomplish anything and you have already proved many wrong by letting Jesus have control. Let yourself be a positive influence on those around you.

To Jacob Roloff,

I have reached out to you. Others have reached out to you, Yet it is constant disrespect. As it stands now, you have no morals. You have lost all respect from people who count. You are disloyal. Nothing you do creates positive results for the world. Your latest attempt to slander your own family is something that you will have to ask forgiveness for just how shameful it was to tar your own family with that label. There is true darkness and evil in your heart and soul. I can see it. You can not fool me. God has made me wise to you. You have no morals. You have no conscience. You have no boundaries. In spite of that, I will still pray that something will happen that inspire you to see the emptiness of your life and your future and that you will wake up and let Jesus into your life and ask Jesus to fix your soul. All you are doing is bringing darkness and negativity to people; both in your real life (people who have attempted to take their own lives after having been exposed to you) and the damage you do to strangers who are influenced by what you put out to the world on social media. Wake up. Do something productive with your life. That does not mean get high and trash your family on twitter. God is the answer. You must come to that realization. I truly believe your life will be full of nothing but darkness, tragedy, hurt and pain because you are allowing evil and hatred to reign. 

To the many Christian readers and supporters,

Thank you friends, brothers and sisters. I did this for you and for God. Never stop speaking for God and the truth. If you choose to remain, I will still support you. I simply cannot remain a contributor to the success of the blog if I am not given the proper respect and am not allowed a say into how to make the Blog a better tool that will expand the Kingdom of God. Thank you from my heart for all of your support and comments and emails. Never stop speaking for what is right and for God. 

God bless you all.

Sincerely,

Anne J. Bailey
bailey.anne83@hotmail.com