Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Joy To The World!

It's finally Christmas Day--a day the cynics and skeptics hate with a passion.

We celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ because it's a true and accurate testimony to our foundational belief that we have a lawgiver from above who sent his son to be our King and Redeemer.

But here's the thing: The devil can only imitate. He has no original thoughts or plans. The world can only copy what Christians have this time of year--the birth of our King. And He, not the government, is our only King.

That's what the founders of this country believed. That's what I believe and that's what Isaac Watt's believed when he wrote:

Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare him room
And heav'n and nature sing.


Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Love

I Corinthians 13

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows,
strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls,
but do not show love, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen,
baking dozens of Christmas cookies,
preparing gourmet meals and
arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime,
but do not show love, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen,
carol in the nursing home and
give all that I have to charity,
but do not show love, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes,
attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir,
but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love does not envy anothers home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, but is thankful they are in the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can't.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.


Video games will break,
pearl necklaces will be lost,
golf clubs will rust,
but giving the gift of love will endure.
~Unknown~


Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

It's Christmas Time!


In today's world we are inundated with images of Christmas from the media. We are told that it is all about buying expensive gifts for each other. In today's challenging economic times it is a tragedy that parents spend way more than they can afford to try to please their children. The sad truth is that, "money can't buy you love". A holiday is about the time spent together with loved ones. It is about gifts that come from the heart, and it is the about the thousands of years of tradition that mark the holiday season.

During the Holiday season let us remember to be grateful for the gifts God has bestowed upon us instead of envious of the gifts He has bestowed upon others.

CHRISTMAS TIME
© Ronald Doe
Christmas Time is finally here,
It only comes but once a year.
And it's a time to spread good cheer,
To those we love and hold so dear.

Christmas Time is a time of glee,
A time when peace and love run free.
A time for those like you and me,
To sit beneath the Christmas Tree.

Christmas Time is a time of joy,
A time to sit back and enjoy.
The smile on each girl and boy,
As they play with a Christmas Toy.

Christmas Time is a time to share,
The passing of another year.
Birth of Jesus, a joyful prayer,
To show loved ones how much we care.

Christmas Time is a time for song,
A time for us to get along.
To make us feel Lord Jesus strong,
Forgive all those who did us wrong.

Christmas Time is a time to pray,
Put love and kindness on display.
Show compassion along the way,
Christmas Time should be everyday.


Source: Christmas Time, Christmas Poem
www.FamilyFriendPoems.com

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Prayer For Newtown, Connecticut

Max Lucado released this prayer:

Dear Jesus, It's a good thing you were born at night. This world sure seems dark. I have a good eye for silver linings. But they seem dimmer lately. These killings, Lord. These children, Lord. Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated....The whole world seems on edge. Trigger-happy. Ticked off. We hear threats of chemical weapons and nuclear bombs. Are we one button-push away from annihilation?

Your world seems a bit darker this Christmas. But you were born in the dark, right? You came at night. The shepherds were nightshift workers. The Wise Men followed a star. Your first cries were heard in the shadows. To see your face, Mary and Joseph needed a candle flame. It was dark. Dark with Herod's jealousy. Dark with Roman oppression. Dark with poverty. Dark with violence. Herod went on a rampage, killing babies. Joseph took you and your mom into Egypt. You were an immigrant before you were a Nazarene.

Oh, Lord Jesus, you entered the dark world of your day. Won't you enter ours? We are weary of bloodshed. We, like the wise men, are looking for a star. We, like the shepherds, are kneeling at a manger.

This Christmas, we ask you, heal us, help us, be born anew in us.
Amen

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

God's Day 12-12-12

Global Day of Worship
Like the coming of a new year, for one hour (7-8 p.m. where you are), a wave of worship and adoration across the nations will unite us as one body. Utilizing 24 time zones, we will agree with and join the 24 elders, spoken of in Revelation 4, who are already worshiping Jesus around the throne. It is when the worship of heaven meets the worship of earth that spiritual climates of nations will shift as we serve faithfully here and now in preparation for His return.

Rev 4:10-11
"The twenty-four elders fall down before him 
who sits on the throne, and worship him who 
lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns 
before the throne and say: "You are worthy, 
our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor 
and power, for you created all things,
and by your will they were created and have 

their being."

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Fool

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalm 53:1
 
Fools foolishly deny God. Denial of Deity is the default of the degenerate. It is an excuse for loose living without the Lord. It is the rejection of righteousness. It is their hope that there is no God. Somehow, godless belief justifies godless behavior. Denial of God is a pushback against His principles. To deny God is to deny His law. Denial of God’s laws leads to moral and ethical anarchy. There is no stability in a society where everyone does what is right in his or her own eyes. Atheism is an excuse to do our own thing. There is no new atheism. It is all old and foolish. It is corrupt in the eyes of Christ.

Corrupt is how God describes those who deny Him; corrupt and vile. These are not just nice people who have lost their way. They shake their faithless fist in the face of God and demand that He disappear. This is what they did to Jesus. He came claiming to be the Christ. He was the Messiah for the salvation of mankind. But some men did not want God. They were gods unto themselves. So they paid Jesus back evil for good. They also made fun of the men and women who, by faith, followed Him. Some were so offended by His teachings that they ran Him out of town. He taught submission to God’s authority over their list of man-made rules. He made the undercover atheists irate because He rivaled their authority and power. So they attempted to kill God. But Christ’s crucifixion drove the final nail into the coffin of their nihilism. After three days He came alive. God is not dead. It’s ironic that corruption tries to kill others, but winds up wounding itself.

As a follower of Jesus, you may feel the pressure from outside forces to deny Him. There is no need to go there. Do not allow the persuasion of unprincipled people to force you into a faithless box. Atheism is for the uninformed. How can someone deny the existence of God when his or her understanding of all knowledge is relatively minimal? An atheist can only say in their heart, while Christians can know in their heart. We know because the evidence for God is overwhelming. We know because we have experienced God. We know because we know Him. Belief in the absence of God is foolish. It is the opiate of the uninformed. Belief in God is wisdom. It is what makes sense out of life.

So be there for those when they finally figure out that atheism is not working for them. It may be a crisis that turns them to Christ. It may be in a respected relationship that they begin to see authentic faith lived out and they desire the same. It may be reading the Holy Scriptures and mining out mounds of Gospel gold that point them to their heavenly Father. Pray for the Holy Spirit to penetrate the deceived heart of an atheist.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Principles of Liberty

1. The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.
2. A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
3. The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
4. Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
5. All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
6. All men are created equal.
7. The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
8. Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
9. To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
10. The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
11. The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.
12. The United States of America shall be a republic.
13. A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
14. Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure.
15. The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free market and a minimum of government regulations.
16. The government should be separated into three branches: legislative, executive and judicial.
17. A system of checks and balance should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
18. The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
19. Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained in the people.
20. Efficiency and dispatch require government to operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.
21. Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
22. A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.
23. A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
24. A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
25. “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations: entangling alliances with none.”
26. The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.
27. The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
28. The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Foreseeth Evil

Proverbs 22: 3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

This is such an important point that God repeated this a few chapters later...

Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Letter From Jesus

 Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking my name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate my birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Now, having said that, let me go on.

If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting my birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santa's and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all my followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are being "politically correct' calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was my Father who made all trees!! You can and may remember me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgot that one, look up John 15:1-8.

If you want to give me a present in remembrance of my birth here is my wish list. Please choose something from it.......

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way my birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers, or to anyone else who is away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. Visit a lonely neighbor. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing to your boss complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year in a religious Christmas card.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of my birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that some people in your town will attempt to take their own lives this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who those people are, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile. It could make the difference. Also, you might consider supporting the local Hot-Line: they talk with people like that every day.

7. Instead of nit-picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas"; that shouldn't stop you from wishing them one.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary, especially one who takes my love & Good News to those who have never heard my name. You may already know someone like that.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no Christmas tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them (and I suspect you don't) buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army, the local homeless charity, or some other charity which believes in me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in my presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of my followers.

Please check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but it's all up you. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love; and remember, that as I LOVE YOU I hope you will also love everyone else!

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Thank you.
From Jesus

Sunday, November 25, 2012

How Great Thou Art!

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Give Thanks


In his first Thanksgiving proclamation as President, Ronald Reagan wrote:

"America has much for which to be thankful. The unequaled freedom enjoyed by our citizens has provided a harvest of plenty to this Nation throughout its history. In keeping with America's heritage, one day each year is set aside for giving thanks to God for all of His blessings.

"As we celebrate Thanksgiving … we should reflect on the full meaning of this day as we enjoy the fellowship that is so much a part of the holiday festivities. Searching our hearts, we should ask what we can do as individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done. Such reflection can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance.
  
"Let us recommit ourselves to that devotion to God and family that has played such an important role in making this a great Nation, and which will be needed as a source of strength if we are to remain a great people.

 

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Angel Flight

 For our Hero's who come home on the last flight...the Angel Flight.
 
 Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven praising God. Luke 2:13

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day 11-11-12

'Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven" Luke 2:13

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thoughts To Ponder

1. Give God what's right -- not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma --but never let him be the period.
6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.
7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a faith-lift.
8. When praying, don't give God instructions -- just report for duty.
9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
10. We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.
11. This church is prayer-conditioned.
12. When God ordains, He sustains.
13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
14. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.
17. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.
18. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
21. He who angers you controls you.
22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.
23. Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.
24. Be ye fishers of men -- you catch them & He'll clean them.
25. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Monday, October 22, 2012

‘Beauty and The Beast’: A Nephilim Hybrid Romance

This fall, the CW network, which is known for a host of shows that promote the occult, is debuting “Beauty and The Beast” a drama about a New York police officer who is being followed by a mysterious stranger that with supernatural powers. In this show, which appears to be a simple supernatural TV show on its face, there are many elements that line up directly with the Biblical account of the Nephilim giants, their punishment and the coming Antichrist.
See the full article/plot here
And the trailer here

Revelation 13 details the reign of the Antichrist, the satanically-empowered False Messiah who will rule the world in the final years leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the true Messiah. The Antichrist is called many names in the Bible: the man of sin, the son of perdition, the Wicked and in Revelation he is known as “the Beast.” This should be the first clear similarity between the Antichrist and the character of Vincent who the show calls “the Beast.” And just like the Beast of Revelation, Vincent is portrayed as heroic, kind and loveable. He is someone that the viewers are intended to support and root for.

 Becoming God – The Illuminati Agenda
The desire to become god-like or achieve immortality has been the basis of the Illuminati agenda for centuries. If the plot of the show seems far-fetched, consider that in 2011 a group of laboratories in the United Kingdom were forced to admit that they had already created 155 human-animal hybrids

It is because of sin that humanity was separated from God and doomed to suffer God’s wrath in Hell and it all started right there in the Garden of Eden at that moment. And thousands of years later, Satan makes the same offer in various forms to seduce society into his way of sinful rebellion and pleasing of the self. Do not be deceived.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A-Z


Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of 'Camp Complaining'
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To 'thank' is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
Zion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Are You Bound In Sin?

If you are bound by a life-controlling sin, don’t suffer in silence. Salvation includes freedom from spiritual bondage.

Some people are transformed overnight when they surrender their lives to Jesus. They throw their drugs out the window, apologize to the people they’ve wronged, break off unhealthy relationships and make a 180-degree turnaround. I love dramatic conversions.

But the process of change is slower for most of us. While the new birth is indeed an instantaneous experience, salvation is not. We aren’t just “saved” in an emotional moment at a church altar; we are “being saved” on a daily basis.


Like Lazarus, who emerged from his tomb wrapped in grave clothes, we can experience the miracle of salvation and yet remain bound.

Jesus told those standing near Lazarus, “Unbind him, and let him go” John 11:44


We too need someone to unwrap us. Go to a Christian and ask them to help unwrap you from the sin you are bound in.

Only then will you be free.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Silently Fallen Tears

A challenge was put before us
 on the day the terrorists came,
and it doesn't change a thing for us
 to find someone to blame.

Even God has put before us
 to always stand for what is right,
and we have come to realize
 this sometimes means that we must fight.

We stand tall in this great country
 to uphold our faith in God.
And to gladly give the glory,
 where so many feet have trod.

We must realize He's with us
 on whatever road we take,
if we but ask His guidance,
 He will victors of us make.

He can use us for His glory
 as we stand to show the world,
that we can fight against Satan,
 no matter what he's hurled.

The obstacles in our path
 will be so strongly rolled away,
and we will be united with
 our loved ones some sweet day.

Praise God for all the souls
 who will proudly stand and say,
"We give to God the glory",
 as we defend ourselves this way.

So we uphold each other in prayer
 and glorious praise,
and we trust that God will brightly shine
 a light along the way.

The world is now watching,
 to see what we will say,
and we must go forth proudly
 to defend what God has made.

So with prayer and supplication
 we send our troops to war,
and we must never loose sight
 of what all of this is for.

For our children's children
 will reap what we have sown,
and we pray for His great mercy
 when He finally calls us home.

And for all who do not make it,
 and for all who come back here,
we know that God is catching
 each silently fallen tears.

~Used with permission~
By Denise Lanford


Monday, September 10, 2012

It Is Still A Beautiful World!

Go placidly amid the noise and hate,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly:
and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorantly;
they too have a story to tell.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater
and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees or the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And weather or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its shame, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world!

~Unknown~

Saturday, September 8, 2012

93 Down: "Let's Roll!"

USA - 9/11 evokes many images; passenger planes colliding with glass, steel and concrete, exploding in a brilliant orange-red flash; one at a time, the sky-bound towers collapsing, pulled down by gravity in their weakened states, to meet their doom as heaping piles of smoldering debris; firemen solemnly hoisting a flag above the New York rubble in honor of their fallen brethren and all of America; what was considered the most secure building in our country billowing smoke as military and firefighters fought to rescue those trapped within one of its five sides.
For me, when I think of 9/11 it's not an image I have of that horrific day but a feeling, and it is that of the indelible spirit shown by the 40 passengers and crew on the flight from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco, CA, United 93. These individuals were faced with one of the most frightening situations one could conceive and they chose to respond by fighting for freedom, fighting for their lives. They knew full and well, through conversations with loved ones on the ground, where they were headed - into some building. They knew that rising up might just be the last thing they ever did, but they knew, too, they had no other choice for hope but through their own efforts; that no one was going to be able to save them. And while flight 93's end as a gaping, smoking hole in the earth near Stonycreek Township, PA, serves as many people's teary-eyed remembrance of that day, to me that crater holds the hope and spirit for America in these times of ours.
Imagine yourself there; feeling secure in your life enjoying (or not) a flight to a far-off destination, perhaps home. Perhaps it's as routine as your everyday life, or maybe it could be one of just a few flights, if any, you have ever taken and you're already nervous about every bump and bit of turbulence you encounter ... Then the unthinkable - movement, flashes of blades, blood, screaming. It could be that you didn't notice, that your seat was far in the rear and you were unaware of the unfolding situation. Maybe you had your headphones on, staring out the window daydreaming of your loved ones, and the rhythms of your tunes drowned-out the commotion. But, maybe you're seated right next to it, staring face-to-face with senseless violence and you're gripped with fear. Whatever your situation, you come to find that your plane has been hijacked; that you will be alright as long as you obey, but if you don't the plane will explode. As you're herded together with other passengers and crew you might share stories of what you have seen or heard, or you might just ask questions of those who know more. You might be panicking or not, or angry that you couldn't have stopped it earlier, but, everything you have ever known about this type of situation tells you to stay-the-course, that everything will work-out once you land - something the hijackers are telling you will happen. Soon, however, new information comes to light and you begin to see the bigger picture. The true direction of the plane is toward the complete oblivion of it, you, and perhaps thousands of others.
How analogous it is of these times of ours, now. Today, the passengers are, in fact, the whole of the American public going about their everyday lives as best they can in these uncertain financial times - which are indeed more dire than reported, but I'll leave that for others to comment on. The pilots steering us on a collision-course toward the complete destruction of our founded Republic are, none other than, our elected "representatives." They are the ones speaking of community civic responsibility and push agendas filled with constitutionally repugnant socialistic ideals. The plane that is our home of the brave and free society has been hijacked.
For years, increasing public demand that the government provide for it - anything, everything - has been born out of a feeling of personal entitlement and that anyone and everyone else is to blame or is responsible. The lack of this personal responsibility in our society to be able to care for one's self has left the cockpit door open, and those willing to provide the hoped-for change stepped across the threshold and have suddenly, violently, altered our republic's course.
Now, there are some passengers (Americans) that see this as a needed course correction; that believe with all of their hearts that life will be better wherever we are taken. They are the ones that have cried for more government provision. They are the ones that don't see that, ultimately, you have no one to rely on other than yourself. But soon, even these people, will see the path in a new clarity as even their rights are infringed. If only they were willing to listen to something other than their own tune long ago ...
There is, however, a growing majority that know the direction the plane is traveling is toward more complete control over personal liberties, freedoms and choices - that the best intentions of any socialized system becomes controlled by fascism or turns toward communism - both of which are inherently unsustainable, and are everything our founders fought to prevent. This majority, huddled in masses, yet scattered across the country, share stories, truths, and continually expose the agendas of those leading us toward the impending doom of our nation, as we know it. This majority knows how easily government provision turns to government ownership of its citizenry. They know that providing for all means lavish dinners for leaders while everyone else waits in bread lines. (But hey, no one is starving, right?) They know that when someone disagrees, they are arrested, and when someone speaks and acts out, they disappear. They know this because it is what every other society that has chosen a path toward socialist control has faced. And, they know that they don't want this for their country - that this isn't the destination they have chosen.
So, my questions are: When do we honor the example taught us by the 40 who gave their lives to stop an obvious attempt to destroy so many? When do we make the simple statement, "let's roll" and rise up to take back control from those who would steer us toward oblivion? When is enough going to be enough?
The Tea Party has already happened. It's time for action. Personally, I'm ready to roll.
 By Ron Lee US~Observer

A Spiritual Garden

Plant 7 rows of Peas (P's):
1. Prayer
2. Promptness
3. Patience
4. Preparation
5. Perseverance
6. Politeness
7. Purity
Plant 7 rows of Squash:
1. Squash Gossip
2. Squash Indifference
3. Squash Criticism
4. Squash Negative Thinking
5. Squash Envy 
6. Squash Jealousy
7. Squash Hatred
Plant 7 rows of Lettuce (Let us):
1. Let us be unselfish and loyal.
2. Let us be faithful to duty.
3. Let us search the scripture.
4. Let us be weary in well doing.
5. Let us be obedient in all things.
6. Let us be truthful.
7. Let us love one another.
No garden is complete without Turnips (Turn-ups):
1. Turn up with a friendly smile.
2. Turn up for Church.
3. Turn up for Bible Study.
4. Turn up for Prayer Meeting.
5. Turn up with determination to do your best in His service.
6. Turn up to praise God and not man.
7. Turn up to receive the Holy Spirit and not to quench the Spirit.
After planting, may you:
II Peter 3:13 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Cultivate well. Keep saturated with love. Reap a Harvest of Peace, Joy and Happiness.
~Author Unknown~

Friday, September 7, 2012

Rainbow Blessings

If you own a Bible, you are abundantly blessed. About 1/3 of the world does not have access to one.
If you wake up each morning with more health than illness, you are blessed to rise and shine, to live and to serve in a new day.
If you have anyone on the planet, just one person that loves you and listens to you, count this as a blessing.
If you can freely attend a church meeting without fear, than you are more blessed than over 1/3 of the world.
If you have a yearning in your heart to parent a child, you are blessed because you still desire what you cannot see.
If you pray today or any day, you are blessed because you believe in God's willingness to hear your prayer.
If you pray for someone else, you are blessed because you want to help others also.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep-all at the same time-you are rich in this world.
If you have a brother or sister in Christ that will pray with you and for you, then you benefit from a spiritual unity, bond, and agreement, which the gates of hell cannot stand against.
If you have any earthly family that even halfway loves you and supports you, you are blessed beyond measure.
If you attend church with a church family that offers you one word of encouragement, you are blessed with some form of fellowship.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, or some spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the world's wealthy.
If you can go to bed each night, knowing that God loves you, you are blessed beyond measure.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than about 2/3 of the world.
If you have never had to endure the hardship of battle, imprisonment, or torture, you are blessed in indescribable measure.
If you have a voice to sing His praises, a voice to witness God's love, and a voice to share the gospel, you are blessed. About 1/3 of the world does not even know who the one true God is.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug another person, touch someone on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God's healing touch.
If you can share a word of encouragement with someone else, and do it with His love in your heart, you are blessed because you have learned how to give.
If you have the conviction to stand fast upon His Word and His promises, no matter what, you are blessed because you are learning patience, endurance, and tenacity.
If you hold your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because most peple can, but won't.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Beyond Life's Gate

Nala was buried under the apple tree, her last wish has been granted and she now rests in peace.
Click here for musical version...
In Memory of Pets

Beyond Life's Gateway there's a path
Of endless joy and peace,
A path along a sunny way
where cares and troubles cease,
and may you find some comfort
In remembering ,today,
The one who's gone Beyond Life's Gate
Now walks that sunny way.

Rest in our Father's loving arms, babygirl. I love you!


Stand In The Gap...VOTE!

Hold the presses! The Democrats, after several voice votes, reinstated Jerusalem and the word "God" into their party platform. But not until there was such an uproar about it that the political capital loss without reinstatement was greater than their principles against such. This is the art of politics in action. It is not exclusive to the Democratic Party and this kind of thing has gone on since the beginning of party politics--one of the main reasons why George Washington in his farewell address warned against political parties. Notwithstanding, that the Democrats would be forced by public opinion to reinstate in their platform something they do not believe is pathetic.

Public funded abortion and defeating the Defense of Marriage Act for the sake of same sex marriage are still in the Democratic platform. And by the campaign posters depicting the occupant of the Oval Office as Jesus Christ and "heaven sent", etc., perhaps their concept of "God" is not necessarily Biblical. Having said that, there is nothing Biblical about a Mormon nominee. Mormonism is a cult. Their Jesus is not the Yeshua Ha Mashiach of the Bible. I know there are folks out there who argue he is the same, but the characteristics and qualities of the true Yeshua are not the same as the Mormon Jesus. Having said that, the Mormon value system supports Israel, is pro-life, pro-marriage, and capitalist not socialist.
Indeed, both party's candidates are not ideal to the true Christian. America, in her present state, is in a prophetic decline. I say "prophetic" because there are many verses in the Bible that address what happens to a nation whose leadership embraces killing the unborn, homosexuality, the enemies of Israel, covetousness of your property and so on. Suffice it to say that Proverbs 29:2 is a catch all for what we are experiencing: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." The history behind each candidate's belief system is fraught with red flags or what should be red flags for any Christian, irrespective of "political party."

Many say that they will not vote. They say they will not vote for evil. I would say that by not voting, or by voting for a non-viable candidate, it is allowing the present system to advance. We have to ask our conscience if that is what the Lord would have us do. Be clear. This time in our history is similar to when Israel had rulers who did not do right in the sight of YHVH. There was no choice for the Israelites. Even though we have not much of a choice, we do have a choice--that men fought and died for to afford us such; a choice that I still believe was a blessing from YHVH. Our choices have a bearing on our destiny, as the Lord said in Ezekiel 22:30, "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none."

Yes, our nation has fallen into spiritual disrepair. The solution indeed is not political. But like the wall around Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah, we have to start somewhere. We need to stand in the gap. We need to be wise about our choices. YHVH will know our hearts through both our prayers and our actions. We cannot give up. We need to choose life that ourselves and our children may live. Let us be a prophetic, not pathetic people. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Center Of His Word


The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119
The center chapter in the Bible is Psalm 118

There are 594 chapters before the center of the Bible
There are 594 chapters after the center of the Bible
Add these together and you get 1188
What is the center verse in the Bible?
Psalm 118:8

Does this verse say something significant
about God's perfect will for our lives?
The next time someone says they would
like to find God's perfect will in their lives,
and they want to be in the center of His will,
just send them to the center of His Word!

Origin of Left & Right


I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right" and Liberals are called the "left."
By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." 
Ecclesiastes 10:2 

Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.
 
Can't get any simpler than that.

And now for a Spelling Lesson-------
 
The last four letters in American..........I Can
The last four letters in Republican.......I Can
The last four letters in Democrats.........Rats

End of lesson. Test to follow in November, 2012.
 
Remember, November is to be set aside as rodent removal month. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Story Of Nala & Ayla

Mama Nala and Baby Ayla

Nala was adopted when she was 2 years old. Her name was given to her, named after a character from
The Lion King animated series.

When Nala was 4 years old, we decided to breed her with a male Pitbull, whose name was Giinga. 

The liter was of 8 beautiful puppies, our aim was for a female, so to name her Ayla.

Ayla was of a character in the movie "The Clan of The Cave Bear" starring Darryl Hannah. Ayla was of the "Lion Clan", hence Nala of the Lion King. Here's the story of the movie: The Clan Of The Cave Bear



Ayla was eventually adopted out at a year old. 
Nala remained on the farm and enjoyed the fishing and the hunting.

Nala remained with us until her recent death at 14.7 years old. 

Her loss is a tremendous hole in our hearts and home.

Until we meet again, may she rest in peace.

Unfailing Love


by Chris Tomlin
You have my heart
And I am Yours forever
You are my strength
God of grace and power
 
And everything
You hold in Your Hand
Still You make time for me
I can't understand
Praise You God of Earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love

And You never change God You remain
The Holy One
My unfailing love
Unfailing love

You are my rock
The one I hold on to
You are my song
And I sing for You

And everything 
You hold in Your hand
Still You make time for me
I can't understand
Praise You God of Earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love

And You never change God You remain
The Holy One
My Unfailing love
Unfailing love

And everything 
You hold in Your hand
Still you make time for me
I can't understand
 
Praise You God of Earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love

And You never change God You remain
The Holy One
My Unfailing love
Unfailing love

I will praise You
Praise you God of earth and sky
How beautiful is your unfailing love
Unfailing love

And You never change God You remain
The Holy One
My Unfailing love

Unfailing love
Unfailing love
Unfailing love
Unfailing love
Unfailing love

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

In Memory of "Nala"

Beloved Pet, Nala
Born 1.10.1998
Died 8.27.2012
 
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:22

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
    so great is his unfailing love. Lamentations 3:32

A gracious "thank you" to my friend Jeff Fielder for the video.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Truth

By Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 am
America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave.
This is the land of Thomas Jefferson.
This is the land of Benjamin Franklin.
This is the land of Fredrick Douglas.
This is the land of Smedley Butler.
This is the land John F. Kennedy.
This is the land of Martin Luther King.
This is the land where the cowboy wins.
This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top.
This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can succeed and build a better life for you and your family.
This is the land where every race coexists peacefully.
This is the land where justice wins.
This is the land where liberty dwells.
This is the land where freedom reigns.
This is the land where we help the poor, and people help each other.
This is land where people beat racism.
The Federal Reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of greed and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.
We have allowed ourselves to be deceived and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The Federal Reserve is artificially manipulating interest rates and creating phony economic data.
This thing has deceived our entire nation.
They created it in 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies. They operate of greed and fear.
There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the freedoms of other people.
I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of government. This system we have created works. It really works.
There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.
Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of government.
Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.
We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts.
They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress. They have monopolies on everything.
This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.
These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.
The Bill of Rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.
Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are losing their limbs. They are losing their lives. They are losing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.
They have done some extraordinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They deceived our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!
September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.
Your leaders betrayed you.
You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.
These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate fascism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.
There is hope.
BUT WE MUST TAKE OUR REPUBLIC BACK.

Brandon J Raub

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Strong Woman vs Woman Of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her...but a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.
A strong woman walks sure footedly...but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face...but a woman of strength wears grace.
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong.

~Author Unknown~

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I Am A Soldier

I am a soldier in the army of my God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, prayer and the Word are my weapons of warfare.
I have been taught by the Holy Spirit,
Trained by experience,
Tried by adversity
And tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this Army,
And I am enlisted for eternity.
I will not get out,
Sell out,
Be talked out,
or pushed out.

I am faithful,
reliable,
Capable,
And dependable.

If my God needs me,
I am there.

I am not a baby.
I do not need to be pampered,
Petted,
Primed up,
Pumped up,
Or prepped up.
I am a soldier.

I am not a wimp.
I am in place,
Saluting my King,
Obeying His orders,
Praising His name,
And building His kingdom!

No one has to send me flowers,
Gifts, food, cards, or candy.
I do not need to be cuddled,
Cradled,
Cared for, or catered to.
I am committed.

I cannot have my feelings hurt
Bad enough to turn me around.
I cannot be discouraged enough
To turn me aside.
I cannot lose enough
To cause me to quit.
When Jesus called me into His Army,
I had nothing.
If I end up with nothing,
I will still come out ahead.
I will win.

My God has and will continue
To supply all my needs.
I am more than a conqueror.
I will always triumph.
I can do all things through Christ.

Devils cannot defeat me.
People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot stop me.
Battles cannot beat me.
Money cannot buy me.
Governments cannot silence me.
And Hell cannot handle me.
I am a soldier.

Even death cannot destroy me.
For when my Commander
Calls me from this battlefield,
He will promote me to Captain
And then allow me to rule with Him.
I am a soldier in the Army,
And I'm claiming victory.

I will not give up.
I will not turn around.
I am a soldier,
Marching Heaven bound!

~Author Unknown~


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

If Jesus Came Knocking....

If Jesus came to visit would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines, and put the Bibles where they'd been?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
would you go right on doing, the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying, the things you always say?
Or would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you go?
Or would you maybe change your plans for just a day or two?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your closest friends?
Or would you hope they stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know, that things that you would do,
If Jesus came in person, to spend some time with you.
Anonymous 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Arise And Shine!

1Arise, shine, for your light has come 
     and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
    and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
    and his glory will be seen upon you.
And nations shall come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your rising.
Lift up your eyes all around, and see;
    they all gather together, they come to you;
your sons shall come from afar,
    and your daughters shall be carried on the hip.
Then you shall see and be radiant;
    your heart shall thrill and exult,
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
     the wealth of the nations shall come to you.


My holy people; now is the time for you to arise and shine, for now is the time I am restoring My glory to My house. Each of you are My witnesses and each of you will see and partake of My goodness.

I have prepared you for such a time as this. Take what I have given you, consecrate it to Me and prepare to see it multiplied. Just as the loaves and fishes were multiplied, I will multiply blessing to you, to your sons and daughters and all those far off that are given to you. I really intend on restoring My glory. I really intend on doing it now. Prepare yourselves. For the delight of your soul is about to be revealed. What you have dreamed about, had visions about, is about to transpire. For I am restoring My glory and you will shine for Me.

Don't worry yourself with the things of this earth. Instead, pour yourself into worship of Me, obedience to Me and service to those I send you. For now is the time to see My glory restored and you My holy people will partake of what I am preparing. For all that I am preparing is intended for you.

You will face opposition. Religion and the world hates Me with a pure hatred. They hate you, because you love Me. Therefore, do not be surprised when religion is threatened and lashes out. It did the same thing to Me. They feel threatened, feel as though they are losing something and fear dominates their souls. For when they see Me move freely through you, they will rise up, they will oppose, but remember this; I have overcome the world. Arise and Shine!