Saturday, November 29, 2008
Yep blood sucking vampire meets nerdy girl...they fall in love.. however there is no sex in this movie and thus parents are giving the thumbs up for their children to watch this movie and read the series of books.
Now I have at my disposal 4 sites that I want you all to look at.
We as parents need to teach our children about healthy relationships NOW.
1. The bad boy?? Hang it up.. you can NOT change someone. If they show traits now that are disturbing.. just you wait.. it can only get worse.
2. Stalking is not a trait I would want in a future boyfriend or girlfriend for my children.
3. Although there is no sex in the movie..many times the scene is set. Never put yourself in a situation that is unable to be controlled. Flee from temptation the Bible says.. not.. sit and stay awhile.
Now I tell my kids.. if it is not of God, (movie, music etc) who does it glorify. I find it hard to believe that someone would think a movie of a vampire would be of God.
I want to encourage all of the parents in a big way.. using myself. I loved horror writings as youth.. and yes.. the so called "innocent" fiction will draw your kids deeper into the temptations of the occult. No self professing witch woke up one day saying, "I'm a witch."
Parents study this one first.. do your own research.. see for yourself...
As my mom used to say, "Garbage in, Garbage out."
The only flood gates that are opened with this kind of preaching are the flood gates of hell..as many non-Christians are told.. Hey.. all you got to do is be good.. send money and a blessing will come your way.. "Don't forget..we will send you this free gift of oil for a love gift of only 24.95!"
Being good will not ensure your place in Heaven, the oil will not save your soul.. but only accepting Jesus as your Savior.. HIS BLOOD is the way to Heaven.. There is only ONE way to the Father..and that is through HIS SON!!! Accepting, believing and living your life set apart...
It is time for a wake up call..as the Church is waxing cold..professing Christians are sending more people to hell on a daily basis.. as our lovely TBN preachers keep padding their security in the almighty Dollar here on earth.
I want to urge you ALL to do a search with 2 words.. FALSE PROPHETS...Read the facts and do the research.. You will see enough evidence to support the claims of this writing.. I do not even need to name those that are sending people to hell..but NOT exposing SIN.. By telling people HOW to be saved.
There is only ONE way to be saved.
Now, my friends I hold dear..and they come from all walks of life.. to hard core bikers to the most devoted of Christians that walk the walk..talk the talk and Love the Lord with all their heart and Soul..
So I want to throw you a Pop Quiz!!!! Get your pencils and Papers ready..and have the Bible in front of you. (You will need it!)
1. Did The Apostle Paul have a home of his own.
2. How did each Disciple die....
3. Does God promise Earthly prosperity to anyone.
4. Explain your Answer to number 3.... give me the examples you came up with.
5. Jesus Washed the feet of His Disciples..True.. or False
You know what..I will give you the answer to number 5...TRUE!!!!
Jesus Did indeed wash the feet of his disciples..showing us that we, as Christians should never get too proud to humble OURSELVES AS SERVENTS!!!!!!!!!!
I don't care who you are.. YOU ARE NOTHING without Jesus. NOTHING! Face it.. if you do not humble yourself as Jesus commands us to do.. what good is the actions and words you speak.
Paul himself actually wrote a few letters to the Church of Corinth rebuking them of their pride..and being puffed up with this pride.. look at I Corinthians 4.. of course the entire book is worth reading.but let us even pay attention to 4:18
It appears some were so proud and vain that they did not think Paul would come to them.. it is so easy to see just how angry Paul felt In Verse 21...and who can blame him..
Paul walked beside Jesus!!! He ate with Jesus..talked with Jesus.. and yes...he was a sin hater too!!!!
I want to challenge each of you that read this blog to do a Bible Study of your own. Do not take my words for it.. but the Word Of God also..
2 Chronicles 36:15-16
2Ch 36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:
2Ch 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
Jer 5:12 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
Jer 5:13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
Mic 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
Remember to always be wise as serpents and harmless of doves. What good is faith if it is not exercised to BELIEVE in what we can not see..touch or even feel...
Friday, November 21, 2008
Let me tell you a story of a 7 year old little girl.
This little girl is a precious child of God. She loves to go to church, to sing songs to God, Sunday School. She loves the Lord with all of her heart and loves to pray for people. She believes for what she is praying for also.
One day this little girl was playing in her room and had been in there a long time. Her dad was in the living room and heard his daughter talking to someone. He knew that she didn't have any friends over and that his son was not old enough to talk yet. He went to her bedroom door and stood there. As he stood there, without her seeing, he noticed she was having a tea party. As she went around the table, pouring tea and handing out snacks, she just kept on talking. Finally, the dad just had to ask his daughter, "Who are you talking to?" His daughter turned around and smiled and said, "Jesus", and then turned and continued talking. The dad said that he was ashamed of himself. That his little girl was sitting there playing with Jesus, having a tea party with him and talking to him about nothing in particular and he doesn't even talk to him on a regular basis.
When was the last time you talked with Jesus? When was the last time you talked to him without asking him for anything? When was the last time you invited him to one of your family gatherings?
This little girl that I am talking about is my very own granddaughter. She has a loving personality and has the sweetest spirit about her. She is a joy.
As a child, that is how we should always come to the Lord. Humble, loving and excited to be in his presence.
Have a tea party with Jesus.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I apologize for bringing to mind offensive images and thoughts.
The "Intention" of the post was NOT to offend you, it was in fact to cause you to think about this horribly wicked sin of Racism.
From the comments and even the private e-mails, I understand that several people did get "Highly" offended, for this I apologize.
Evangelist David J. Dunn
Please educate yourself by going to the videos and watching them. Check back often to his page to watch new ones as he gets them up.
He also has some great ones on prophecy also!
Be sure to drop by his Web Page for more information on his books tapes and more. (www.johnmuncy.com)
I hope they help you to see why the music of the world is not good for anyone..
I have talked to many of you out there of WHY I stopped listening to Secular music.. we have talked about the book by John Muncy "The Role of Rock" and John has been so kind to Upload us all some video!!! So, I wanted to post them here for all to see.. Enjoy!!!
And drop by his site.. he has a wealth of information on it.
Please take the time to watch them all... You will see why I am secular Free...
It is always hosted by a Church, (a lot of Churches in our area love to do this very thing.) The members park their cars in the parking lot, load up with candy and provide a "Safe Alternative" to the normal door to door trick or treat.
So my children wanted candy and they talked me into doing this very thing..I mean how bad could it be at a Church.
So off we went.. We went to 3 different Churches... and had 3 different experiences.. (the names of the Churches I will leave out.)
Church Number one.. had the inflatable's. HOWEVER... hotdog's, apples..hope you brought your money, because they charged for them.. they awarded the kids with one small bag of candy.. they had a live band..BUT..the People that were working this event WAS RUDE! My kids pronounced it lame and we moved on to Church Number 2.....
Church Number 2..you had to sign in first.. your name, address, phone number and they asked if you went to church. The cars were lined up..and one car by one our kids loaded up with candy.. However..... no one told us about Jesus the entire time... not a tract one in the candy.
Church Number 3.. was a church I used to attend..how nice it was to be hugged and remembered.. they even gave everyone free hot dogs, cider, hot chocolate.. people went about talking to everyone.. the fellowship was free...
When I got home..I went through the candy.. only one tract..
The only time God was mentioned at any of these, was when my 9 year old son looked at a member at Church 2..and said "God Bless you!" That was a shock for that member..
Now..on to my thoughts of Trunk or Treat...
1. If a Church is going to do this kind of thing.. YOU NEED TO EVANGALIZE! How many souls slipped through the fingers of the saved...
2. Follow up.... Church 2..did wonderfully well by getting the information of others to follow up with..
3. ALWAYS show the love of Christ.. Don't be rude.. like Church number one.. if I wanted Rudeness..we would have gone to the houses on our block..not a Church.
4. What would it hurt to throw in tracts with the candy???? Those Chick Tracts are great for kids!!!
5. Not once..were we invited to Church...except for by Church number 3.. they really did miss us..and made a point to let us know we were missed. But God has moved us to a different Church...they understood.
Remember..in all we do.. as Christians..we need so show the Love of Christ..
Since my last run in...with a state trooper I obey every rule of road. Oh I know, you want to know about my wonderful time with our local State trooper, so I will recap.
About 2 years ago, I had to run to the bread store before my children got home from school..what is hamburgers without buns?? So as the dutiful mom, I jump in the car, and pull out.. forgetting one very important thing..MY SEAT BELT!
Well as soon as I pull out of our road a State Trooper pulls me over and asks why I did not have on my seat belt..I explained as a dutiful mom, my children need hamburger buns.. as takes my drivers license and insurance card..I could not help but smile and ask him "Please don't check the trunk." That was when he asked to step out of the car. Praise God he finally saw the humor and gave me my one and ONLY warning.. Yes he stressed ONLY... so I never break any rule of the road...
Now back to my weekend shopping trip.. by now.. the man behind me was so close he could have sat in the back seat with me. I was not about to break the speed limit law.. we finally came to the 30MPH zone..and I was able to accelerate..and so did he.. I was so thankful when another lane opened and he whipped around me! He was none to happy with the law abiding woman in the Dodge Dakota.. but that was when my eye caught..
His right hand corner of his car...
I kid you not.. the man....
He was in such a hurry and tailgating me ...because he was obviously late for Bible Study!!!!!!!!
Bless his heart!!
The driver of the car...was a brother in Christ.....
But..was his actions behind the wheel that of Christ???
What if I was not a Christian?? And I saw his Jesus Fish and scorned the very God I serve..because of that mans actions while driving??
You know..if your going to REPRESENT God.. you better be showing HIS love in all you do..
Driving, walking, talking, dressing, you better represent. Many of us fail to realize that..even if we are late for work.. trying to get home.. what is 5 extra minutes to properly conduct yourself in a manner that is pleasing to Jesus....
Love them like Jesus Does.....
And when you see the girl driving the Big Dakota truck.... stop and wave.. and know..I am going speed limit because I already had my ONE and ONLY warning.
What about you??
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Phil. 4:19 "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. "
These two scriptures, I find, will hold you up in any trial that you go thru and this is why I know.
"I CAN do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me"
That means that NO matter what I am going thru I CAN get thru it. I CAN walk one more day in the Lord. I CAN stand the trial one more day. I CAN smile one more smile. I CAN help one more person. I CAN laugh one more time. I CAN forgive one more assault. I CAN do all of this and much more because Jesus is with me to help me do this. He helps me walk each day with him no matter what I am going thru or how I feel. I can get up each morning and thank God I have this one more day to be a blessing to someone else. I can forgive even when I don't feel like forgiving or when the pain hurts to bad. I can give it all to the Lord and let him deal with it and just go on.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Well, now this is a different story. We all go thru things in this life that are not easy by any means. We all have things that affect our lives, good and bad. We all have bills to pay, groceries to buy, homes to pay for, clothes to buy, dr's to visit, medicines to buy, kids to take care of, jobs to go to and colleges to pay for. How in the world are we ever gonna meet all of these needs? Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we have bills piling up and no money to take care of it. Where do we go? Straight to the Lord. He promises that he will take care of us no matter what. Psa. 23:1 says that " The Lord is my shepherd, I shall NOT want." Well, now that sounds like a promise to me, just like " He shall supply ALL your needs". There is another promise. We live in the flesh and not always do we have the patience to "Wait upon the Lord."
Isa 40:31 "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. "
We are a people who want it "right now", not wanting to wait but the Lord is always faithful and he WILL do what he has promisd. "He shall supply ALL our needs".
Here is a perfect example of what I mean.
When I was a young mother with a baby, I was going thru a divorce and was living with my mom. We were having a revival and I wanted to go, but not having any panty hose, I wasn't sure I would go. So I started praying for a pair so I could go to the revival. Well, I was walking around in the yard that day and low and behold, I looked down and there layed some money. Wow, there was my panty hose, so my mom, daughter and I took off to town to buy a pair of panty hose. LOL Laugh at me if you want, it is kind of funny, but let me tell ya, even tho panty hose may not be that important to some people, it was to me. God does take care of the little things, such as panty hose.
One time we were running low on food in the house. In the Bible there is a story about a woman with a child and only just a little flour to make a cake with. She was goning to make a cake for her and her son and then they were gonna die. Along came a man of God and said to her to make him a cake. She explained her situation to him and again he told her to make him a cake. Being obedient to the man of God, she did as instructed. Well guess what? Her flour barrel didn't run out. That is what happens when you are obedient to the Lord. We were running out of groceries and needed some and with a baby in the house, we were getting worried. Well, mom and I prayed over our flour barrel and guess what? It didn't go dry. God provided. Don't ask me where it came from or anything else cause I don't know except that God provided. When I say the "flour barrel" I literally mean the "flour barrel". We made our own bread and such and we have a can that we put flour in and I watched it every day, fixing our bread, at the such and it never went down. Praise the Lord.
God WILL take care of you no matter what. My husband and I have been facing a lot of things lately but we are believing that God is seeing us thru. We have had health issues, my husband being told he had a tumor in his pituitary gland. God saw to it that it was not cancerous, NO pain, NO swelling, NO brusing, NO pain medication at all. The hospital and dr's just couldn't believe all of that was happening. Well you know what? When you serve a Mighty God and you BELIEVE in him and trust him, this is what you get.
PRAISE THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD !!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Here is the link in case the embedded Link Did not work
Now.. I want you to scroll through the comments as well.. One 15 year old called the article lame..because she plays these games all the time.
But what I find more amazing is how the writer puts in..under EACH GAME "How to get your parents to allow you to play the game."
Check out Game "Saints Row 2"
Of course the Game "Fable" sounds innocent..but wait till you get to that image as well..
You know what?? Just check them all out...each and everyone of them.. and then let me ask you....
Just who is the parent in the household?? Why are the parents NOT stepping up and taking action? Parents..please take the time to educate yourself. I suggest you try your kids games out..even if your not a gamer and see for yourself if it is indeed something you would like your children to play.
Then let me ask you something..would you play it.. if Christ were standing beside you?? Remember Christ lives IN YOU!
This article angered me in the fact that they give kids.. justification for games filled with prostitutes....violence etc... and the ways to munipulate parents into letting the children talk their parents into buying the game.
What do you plan on doing today? How will you accomplish it? Will someone see you for who you truly are or will they see what you have become thru Jesus?
2. DRESS UP!! " The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearances; but the Lord looks at the heart" I Sam. 16:7
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
3. SHUT UP !! "He who guards his lips, guards his soul." Prov. 13:3
Say something nice and then listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so he must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. Is what your saying pleasing to God or hurting someone? Think first and then speak.
4. STAND UP!! "Let us not be weary in doing good; for the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Gal. 6:9-10
Stand up for what you believe in. Stand up for something or you will fall for anything.
5. LOOK UP !! "I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
Look up to Jesus, you can never go wrong. He will see you thru anything that comes your way. He is where your help comes from.
6. REACH UP!! "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will direct your path." Prov. 3:5-6
Set your sights higher than what is in this world. Your help comes from a higher power and he promises never to leave you nor forsake you like everyone else will.
Grace is a gift of kindness given to someone who does not deserve it.
Grace is not reciprocal. It goes one way
Grace is costly. Someone has to pay the price for it.
Grace looks at what people can become and seeks to help them reach their potential.
Grace does not condemn those who have not yet arrived.
Grace focuses on solutions, not problems.
Grace leads to action.
Grace is what motivates God to relate to us moment by moment with perfect love.
Grace is the lubricant that eases the friction in any relationship.
Grace expects the best but offers the freedom to fail.
Grace celebrates success and does not keep score of wrongs.