We have recently lost my husbands father. I helped Walter with the Eulogy. In the end I would like to share what we put because it is something that can fit everyones life.
......These days are nothing like the days that Dad grew up in. Even though there is nothing new in the world, the moral values are changing back to the times of Noah and it is noticeably different now.
It is amazing how when we are younger we think we know everything and the world is ours to take. That we have all the time in the world to enjoy what life has to give. We think we have plenty of time to commit giving our hearts to God. It's always when we grow older and no longer able to do the things of yesterday that we have more time to think about these things. We reflect on what we did or what we said and sometimes regret what we didn't do.
In fact we are not guaranteed one vapor of time. The only chance we have to make U-turn decisions that will erase the past is when we accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and let Him change us. Only God knows when we make that U-turn in our hearts. He promised us in Isaiah 43:25 "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will remember your sins no more.".......
Dad we will miss you and we will hold on to that promise that we will all be together again because we chose to make that U-turn in our hearts.
This Is Your Life
Does anyone remember that show called "This Is Your Life"? It was a show that raised up people and their achievements and special people in their life that made a difference. I can barely remember it myself but of late I have been reflecting on My Life and wondering "How much of a difference have I made?" I know there are things in my life that I wish I could change. I can not take them back for anything in the world. It is done, it is over, it will never change. I have to go forward and believe that God has something more for me. Something He created me for. Something He wants me to do, to write, to paint. As far as the past, all I can do is try to make a better difference to those I may have messed things up with or caused them to waist time trying to put things back together because of me. To them, I appoligize. I admit. I am a Christian now and I am a sinner everyday. I conciously sinned when I was young and now I conciously ask God for forgiveness for messing peoples lives up. Wonderful, very wonderful people who I used to call my friends.
It is so amazing that when Grace came into my life through God, I have been forgiven for all of those things I now regret. What I don't regret is meeting Grace eye to eye, face to face and
ohhhhhh, heart to heart. Now I know what it means by "It hurts so Goooood." God Is Good. All Good. He Loves us ALL. He wants the best for All of Us. Those who are in Sin and
those who don't know they are in Sin. Thank You Jesus for dieing for us. Thank You for not giving up on us.
10-27-15 It is amazing how many programs that are going on about End Time Prophecy and End Time Events. I have been soaking it up like a sponge, especially when it comes to possible meanings of the prophecies of the Bible. Lately Revelation has been the top subject at church and on Christian TV. I have been hearing a slew of stories of folks who are having visions of the end time tribulations and the rapture. In itself is a fulfilled prophecy. I, myself am almost done with a vision a friend had of Heaven. Possibly during a time right before the Rapture or Tribulation. If you are looking for answers don't search here. Go to your Bible. If you have an older version, get a New Living Translation or New King James Version that would be easier to read. Make sure you get a Study Bible that may help explain some deeper questions you have. The popular prophecies told in the Bible are Jeremiah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelation just to say a few. There are many more. Once you start studying the meaning behind the prophecy you will realize the warning from Paul concerning the times and the seasons. God has led us in teachings and warned us with his disiples and phrophets of His return. Be prepared and know what God has taught us ahead of time how to live and love your neighbor. How to prepare for His return.
Gun Control Is Not The Answer
10-2-2015 We had another shooting at a college again. The President is pushing Gun Control as he has pushed each time we have a tragic shoothing. Gun Control is not the answer for this problem. We need to get God back into school and Jesus in our hearts. Teach the children how our government was formed and our forefathers strength through their faith. With our country being established with a base of Christian/Jewish values it should be a mandatory curriculum. Only the holy spirit can change bad character.
Truent Officers should be brought back for kids who skip school. Parents need to be counceled and trained to deal with problem children and possibly counceled for their own parenting skills run-a-muck.
We need the media to stop reporting all the bad news and inundate us day after day over neighbor hood riots that feeds the people to riot more because of all the publicity. Stop glorifying the bad.
We need TV to band violent TV programs and stores to band violent games, music and videos.
One day my husband and I were at a gas station just pumping gas. (This took place over 7 years ago). A man pulled up with his windows down and radio blaring realy loud rap music. I really don't care for rap music anyway. I don't even like Christian rap music. It really depends on how it is done. The horrible language from this rap music streaming out of this guys window was beyond acceptable. Not only the cursing in this So-called music but the message it was saying that promoted abuse to women, men, cops ..... Just a hate message all over. My husband yelled at the guy and asked him what his problem was. The man just sped off in the car. I don't think he even got gas and was trying to start a fight.
It's really sad that people are that unhappy and just keep getting more unhappy when they listen and watch all this junk.
Christians everywhere have been talking alot about the end times and how close it is. I will be doing a painting of "The Day of The Lord" People get ready. That day will be here soon. If your heart hasn't accepted Christ that is not going to be a good day for you.
CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER
I still needed some jewelry supplies for an art show. Was at a local hobby store standing in line. A man with tatoos all the way up to his neck trickeling into the side of his face. He was bald with a pony tale. I was glancing to my left at the rack of dog pictures and quirky sayings. He picked the Pit Bull breed. I asked him if he had a Pit Bull and he said he does. He found a house that allowed dogs but when the landlord learned he had a Pit Bull he wouldn't let him rent. We continued our experience with the breed and about his excitement about picking up his new born baby from the hospital on the very same day of his wedding anniversary. I went on and checked out then returned my cart seeing him hold his gift to his wife behind his back. (Apparently she was in the car waiting) I asked what he got her. Excitedly he said it was a leather scrap book because their anniversary year is leather. We parted ways with him saying to me "God Bless You". Normally I don't approach people with this appearance but before I set out on my adventure to find my supply, I asked God to direct me to someone that I can help make a difference. This encounter made a humbling difference to me. 9-8-2015
9/7/2015 1st and 2nd Ammendments
With all of our rights and liberties being jeopardized and the recent cases of Christians not able to exercise their 1st Amendment rights, I made a simple Trinity ring with 1st Amnd etched on the back. With the ring you get the 1st and 2nd Amendment card along with 3 Articles in the Constitution explaining the duties of each branch of Government.
Just to let folks know what is really in the Constitution. There is no where in the 1st Amendment stating Separation of Church and State. It does say "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Basically we have the freedom to worship any way we want, any religion we want and exercise our right to do it. Even have the right to believe there is no God. What it also is saying the Government can not make one religion for everyone. When you go to school, work or anywhere your rights are still with you. It is OK to pray anywhere and to wear your religious symbols. That is unless it interferes with business and harms individuals.
There are laws being passed by judges that have no authority to legislate. That is the job of the Congress to legislate law. What I like to know is why is our Government not protecting the constitution and changing something that was never broke.
We are in a world of trouble in days ahead. Congress better wake up and stop this foolishness. They have the power to impeach and to take judges off the bench. We the people have the power to remove them all and get new in office.
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Making it Clear
By D. L. Thomas
It has recently come to my attention that certain groups of people are offended because they are being reminded that their lifestyle is an abomination. I want to reveal to everyone in society a simple truth that will probably sting. We are ALL GUILTY of ABOMINATION. None of us are righteous, no not one. We are all filthy rags to God and that is why we needed a savior.
You look at our government creating law after law and regulation after regulations. Instead of guiding and helping society we become oppressed, complacent from defeat and now enabling to do the very thing God prohibited us to do. We are increasingly not able to keep the liberties and freedoms promised by the constitution of our great nation. America needs to wake up and bring God back.
Let me clarify what abomination means to God. Webster’s New World dictionary says Abominable, disgusting, vile & very bad. Abominate and Abomination is a regard of ill omen, to hate, to loathe and to dislike. Dr. David Jeremiah has a foot note in his study bible that abomination is a strong prohibition. It is Strongly Prohibited.
If everyone just abided by the 10 commandments that God set before us and what Jesus made clear to us in meaning, most of the additional federal laws and regulations would be unnecessary. I will attempt to make the meaning simple.
First and foremost we have the Golden Rules which by themselves make everything else easier to do.
If you abide by the two Golden Rules alone, the 10 commandments are easy.
1. To love God with all your heart, all your body, all your mind and all your strength.
This in itself would give you a desire to know God and desire to please God by obeying His commandments and serve God.
2. Love your neighbors as yourself.
This golden rule would hopefully illuminate bullying and crime would be down sharply.
1. You shall have no other Gods before me.
God is jealous of how we spend our time. He wants to be first in our life. We are to balance our life by putting A. God First B. husband/wife Second, C. family/children Third, D. job last. When we don’t balance our life by putting our priorities in the right order we suffer. It is Strongly Prohibited.
2. You shall not make yourself a graven image and worship it.
If we make anything so important that it consumes all of our time and it becomes an obsession and it becomes a must have, we are in fact turning it into an idol. Sports, games, internet, television programs, job/money, alcohol, drugs, …… It is Strongly Prohibited.
3. You shall not take the Lords name in vain.
God is sovereign and His name is sacred. In vain is having no real value. When we exclaim OMG when something good or something bad happens to us without thanking Him or asking Him for help; when we use his name as a cuss word or make a false oath by His name or proclaim all of it when you don’t even believe He exist. It is Strongly Prohibited.
4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy.
God rested on the 7th day after creating the heavens and the earth and all that is in it. We too must rest one day out of the week. This is a time for worshiping God and giving thanks, being with family and friends. God knows that it is best for all to take a day to refresh your spirit. If resting was not important we wouldn’t have a need to sleep. We all know what kind of beast we become when we don’t get enough sleep. It is Strongly Prohibited.
5. Honor your Father and your Mother.
It is also said in Eph. 6:4 fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. It is saying if we do not grow them up according to the way they should go with the Lord and instill upon them unreasonable training or discipline that causes them to rebel the children are unable to honor the parents as the Lord commanded. It is Strongly Prohibited.
6. You shall not murder.
Some people may think they have obeyed this commandment. Jesus made it very clear in Matt. 5:22. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of judgment. This is also in reference to those who hate. It is OK to hate what God hates but He made it very clear to not sin. It is OK to have a righteous anger as Jesus did but Jesus did not sin. On the other hand we want to be the judge, jury and executioner (verbally or physically). It is Strongly Prohibited.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
Here is another area where some may think they have obeyed. Sex was created by God between a man and a woman. This is His gift to us after marriage. Jesus said in Matt. 5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery in his heart. Pornography is one of the main killers in marriages. It is Strongly Prohibited.
8. You shall not steal.
Stealing creates a sense of being violated, distrust and insecurity. One form of stealing that many are guilty of is Time. How many of us waste away in front of the computer playing games or on the internet while your employer is paying you a salary to work? It is Strongly Prohibited.
9. You shall not bear false whiteness against your neighbor.
Don’t lie. This includes little white lies. Don’t gossip about someone behind their back. Don’t even exaggerate the truth. No one can make an educated decision about anything if they don’t have all of the facts and truth about any situation. It is Strongly Prohibited.
10. You shall not covet…..
Be happy and content where you are with what you have. God is watching and knows your situation and will bless you. Not everything good is golden. Not everything your neighbor has is good for you. Wanting more than what you are able to handle financially, spiritually or otherwise is strenuous. It is Strongly Prohibited.
In closing. We need to remember that God gave us a set of commandments to protect us from ourselves and the enemy. He made sure we had His written word through the Bible to help us with understanding Him and to have a relationship with. I know and understand the fast pace of the world is making it hard to even hear God. Especially for those who don’t believe or wonder if God does indeed exist. I just want to ask you to first seek God and don’t be afraid to ask Him where He is. God will show Himself in some way and He promised us blessings for those who believe in Him and do not see Him. He also promised judgment for those who fallen away from Him when He returns. My hope is everyone turns from their nonsense and follow Him.
One more thing, don’t forget to vote.
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