“…thy word is truth.”[John 17:17 KJV]

November 8, 2017

“Wednesday’s child is full of woe…”        

               

       

        

 

   Ever have the misfortune of listening to a ‘leftist’ speak publicly, or in the current media, about those on ‘the right’?  Ever wonder why no one seems to be very interested in correcting the scurrilous distortions, and outright lies being used to defame everyone on ‘the right’ who stand in the way of ‘the left’ getting what it thinks it wants in this world?  Ever think that the rhetoric coming out of ‘the leftists’ mouths is pretty much harmless drivel, that no one needs to take seriously?  Watch that video I’ve posted above, then try and think that way about it afterwards.  It’s unbelievable to me that those hateful people on the left even try using such outright, bold-faced lies to slander us all who are not among them. 

      Such horrible distortions, lies and downright gossip being passed off by them, as they attempt to poison the minds of others against those on ‘the right’, are almost unimaginably vile, and would be unbelievable to me if I hadn’t heard them for myself.  Not simply insinuating that those on ‘the right’ are insane–oh no, that’s ‘old hat’ to them by now–now, they come right out and make such claims, as though they all have a shingle hung in their offices that tells the world, “I am now a licensed Psychiatrist”.  So, forget the hip boots–they’ve spewed out so much waste material by this time we need a battle ship, coupled with a submarine, to help us navigate over, under, around and through it, if we hope to survive.

   I’d like to state right here and now one thing that is vital, in my view, where Christianity is concerned:  There is no Biblically based truth to the idea that this current Pope, and some so-called Protestant ‘representatives’, have had the actual heavenly authority within their grasp to unite the Protestant world to that of the Catholic world.  Those who make that claim, especially those charlatans posing as Christian Protestant ministers[in the video above], are NOT speaking the truth–their words are NOT truth.  Especially, when those same Protestant charlatans make the claim in a sneaky, round-about, subtle way, well worthy of  being compared to satan’s act of sneaky, supreme treachery in the Garden of Eden, that the Protestant break-away from the by-then-corrupted Catholic Church, was ‘of the devil’, and in no way sanctioned by Christ. 

   I have finally become able to put things together far better than ever before by this time, and it’s taken me since 1967 in order to do so, but for me, there is no turning back now.  Once the truth ‘dawns’ on someone, God forbid that they would ever turn their backs on it, in pursuit of the falsehoods that might even seem more appealing to them at the time.  And, I want to explain more about what I mean by all of that.  Back in 1967, I did experience two very eye-opening, heart-tugging epiphanies, that showed me something that I can now recognize for what it really was–it was the Lord’s call to me to belief in Him, as well as to show me His love for the Catholic faith–those two incidents helped propel me away from atheism, and into a pursuit of the truth of what in the world was going on!  However, I had thought, erroneously, that I had had to ‘settle’–and, I use that term with love–for joining the Lutheran Church instead of my becoming Catholic, due to the circumstances within my own life;  also, that I had erroneously thought that it had all been my own fault that I had never been able to overcome my fears about the Catholic Church, so that I could finally convert, as I honestly thought the Lord wanted me to do.  It’s been an excruciating 5 whole decades of constantly trying to take steps to convert, only to have each and every attempt on my part thwarted outright–it was all very confusing! 

    There never seemed to be a way for me to overcome all of the obstacles that were tossed directly in my path, or that manifested as terrible horrors within me, that kept me from being able to even attend more than two RCIA classes in a row, so that I could make the final, informed decision to convert, or to not convert.  This last time, it was a local Deacon who had listened to gossip spread by those who must truly hate me far more than I ever guessed that they did, that kept me from finally taking that last step to converting.  Everything he said about me was untrue, or a completely heartless distortion of the truth, and whoever slandered me to him did a masterful job of it, hitting me below the belt with each and every lie and accusation.  However, it’s taken me years now to finally realize that I need to thank the Lord for what happened, and forgive that hapless man for the things he believed about me, then used against me in order to hurt me.  Until that fateful day in his office, neither of us had ever laid eyes on one another, which made it all the more shocking to hear him repeat back to me what he’d heard as gossip about me, spoken about me behind my back.  It’s sad to the core.  However, now, I see that it spared me so very much, that I can’t begin to thank the Lord enough for what happened that day.

   I’m not saying that Catholics are not Christians.  They say that about Protestants, or at least they did up until recently.  Now, thanks to that man that’s been installed as their Pope, and those who are following the same path as he is, somehow the Vatican, along with some Protestants, have signed some type of ‘agreement’, or so they are claiming, with them insisting that “All’s Well That’s Ended Well!”–and, there is no longer a chasm between what Catholics believe and Protestants believe.  In their blinded eyes, we are all “one”, now.  And, all I have to say to that is–Poppycock! 

      Luther was NOT wrong.  And, in spite of Luther being a mere human beings, so imperfect, I now can see that it was the Lord Himself who had to have led Luther to do what he did, which led to the final split between those who were Catholic, and those who loved the Lord, but, due to the corruption in the Catholic Church at that time, could not bring themselves to couple up with it, in order to become Christians, and worship the Lord.  It had to have been the Lord Jesus who wanted the split to occur, due to the terrible corruption that had crept into the teachings and practices of that Church.  And, today, the corruption is worse than ever before, thanks to the infiltration into that Church by the free masons.  If you wish, watch this video in which Catholics themselves speak about that infiltration that is leading the Church’s hierarchy down the path of destruction, due to their unChristian beliefs:

    It’s finally becoming clear to me:  even though the Lord does love some things about the Catholic Church[there is something about that faith that is so dear to Him, and that’s from where my own love of Catholics must have come] but, He sees the corruption, so is why, since I was trusting in Him, and wanted to follow  Him, that I was stopped so very many times from ever converting.  Because, the Lord loves Protestants too.  No human being is perfect, so those thousands upon thousands of Protestant denominations have sprung up over the centuries out of human corruption, not out of any notion, or desire of God’s.  It’s man’s inability to stay true, and faithful to God’s word as well as their inability to actually obey the commands of Christ[to Love God first, then to love, and forgive, one another], that has caused such division to take place–God has allowed it, and I used to think it was for the best, and now I believe I was right to view it all that way.  Splitting us up can help those trapped in a situation in which some denomination has literally ‘gone off the rails’, and away from the Truth, to escape it, and begin to follow the Lord again.  Man is corrupt, not God.

   I have now realized that I am actually where I belong, thanks be to God and Christ, and I don’t plan on leaving the Lutheran Church any time soon. It does have it’s faults, but unless it completely leaves the Christian faith, I won’t be leaving it.  I love it, too, and always have–or, rather, I have since 1967–the Lord loves those who trust and believe in Him, and who wish to be forgiven by Him, so repent, and then follow, i.e. obey, Him.  As He said to Peter:

20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?  FOLLOW THOU ME.”[John 21:20-22 KJV][Emphasis, mine]

      So, Jesus said to Peter, “…follow thou ME.”, and stop listening to what others have to say, or what others tell you to do.  I have to say, “Amen!” to that!  Gossip is one of the most terrible sins, and it too often can end by harming someone very, very badly!  Gossip is always distortion.  Gossip is always spread due to malicious intent.  Gossips never mean their ‘victims’ well.  Trust me, I know of what I speak, where that’s concerned.  James speaks about the horrors of the ‘human tongue’–the book of James is located right after the book of Hebrews, and right before the book of 1 Peter. 

   I’ll close with these very wise words from the book of Hebrews, and two of my very favorite verses in the New Testament:

“1. Let brotherly love continue.  2.  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:  for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”[Hebrews 13:1,2 KJV]

  Amen!

       

  “My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” ~Abraham Lincoln~

                                     

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The Lord’s Mother, Mary

October 31, 2017
“Monday’s child is fair of face…”   
                 
     I wrote this in answer to a reply to me concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary, on a YouTube channel today.  The note about her was unflattering to say the least, but the author of it was concerned about how Mary should be viewed.  I just wanted to keep a record for myself, mainly, about what I said on this subject.   Which is why I’ve copied it here to this blog.
     “Having been a Lutheran since 18 yrs. of age, I’ve heard all of the [anti-Catholic] scare tactics used against the Catholic Church, and that ‘info’ about Mary is just part of it. Have you ever taken the time to learn from Catholics who honor the Lord’s mother, just exactly how they view her, and why? You’ve made a claim that I believe stems from hearsay, not from first hand knowledge. Those kinds of too often hate-filled accusations kept me tied up in internal knots for decades, with [other fellow Protestants] feeding them to me to try and dissuade me from ever converting, and with them constantly flaring out their dire warnings against Catholicism, as though Catholics had the plague and if I got too close to one I’d certainly die.
     I attempted to describe the beauty I saw on the faces of so many parishoners as they entered the isle of the Church, and genuflected and made the sign of the cross in front of the large crucifix, to a Protestant minister, whom I didn’t realize hated Catholicism as much as he hated the devil. In fact, I’m sure he equated the two. So, when he heard what I had to say about the love I saw on the faces of those Catholics for the Lord Jesus, he tried to take me down a peg or two in front of a Church full of other women during the Ladies meeting that afternoon. He looked at the other women, then told them there was no way I saw what I claimed to have seen. No way!
     The Mary, the Blessed Mother, that Catholics adore, and love, IS the very same Mary that gave birth to Jesus. It’s a mystery why God chose her to bear His Son, but He did, because He found in her everything that’s lacking in the rest of the female population, and He loved her very much for that fact, I’m certain of that. I think Protestants had better watch what they say about Mary, because there is a mystery surrounding why God chose her, and I am now convinced that, by tearing her down, they do something grievous to their relationship with God and Christ.
     I had to defend the Lord’s mother, the one spoken about in God’s word, when, one Christmas season on an online message board, suddenly the Protestant hatefulness towards the Catholics took on a whole other viciousness, and it was aimed at Mary! Some even belittled her name, claiming that she was just some woman named ‘Miriam’, as though that took her down to a lower level in their eyes. One guy even went so far as to whine about how God didn’t chose his mother, and he couldn’t figure out why God hadn’t chosen his mother, since she was a ‘good woman, too!’. What was said was disgusting, and if I’d been the Lord, I would have been seeing red, believe me! I realized what seemed to be going on with those Protestants appeared to border on jealousy of Mary, the same woman spoken of in God’s word, who gave birth to the Lord!
     I haven’t converted as yet, but I completely believe that the Lord has placed His love for the Catholic Church in my heart, and has been steadily drawing me closer to her[the Church] all the time. That’s completely subjective so I have no way to prove it, nor to convince anyone else it’s true. But, in the New Testament it says that the Lord couldn’t deny Himself, since He knew who He was. I kind of look at it that way, where this love for the Catholic Church is concerned. I can’t deny it, since it filled my heart at a time when I not only was not a Christian at all, I was also thinking of becoming an outright atheist. Love for Catholicism hit me between the eyes like a bolt from the blue on two separate, but back-to-back occasions, and left me stunned, and confused. Thinking mistakenly that a person had to be born Catholic, like being born Jewish, so there was no way I could become one, I consented to do as my Lutheran uncle had been [wanting me to] do, and I joined his Church instead. I hoped it was the ‘next best thing’ to being a Catholic back then.
     So, I’m doing my own research, and investigation into all of this, and that includes looking into the Blessed Mother and her miraculous appearances around the world, including at Zeitoun, Egypt. I’ve seen photos taken at Zeitoun, and that doesn’t appear to be nothing more than a blob of light to me! God willing, I’ll find my way through all of this. Thanks for your concern, though. I do appreciate that.”

Maybe some day we’ll be able to do our own homework on subjects like these, if we want to, then sit down together and compare notes, and hash things out in a far more civilized and respectful manner.  God willing.

   Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” ~ St. Jerome ~

                                                                                                    

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Ah Fall!

October 3, 2017

  In Autumn
by Winifred C. Marshall*

They’re coming down in showers,
The leaves all gold and red;
They’re covering the little flowers,
And tucking them in bed
They’ve spread a fairy carpet
All up and down the street;
And when we skip along to school,
they rustle ‘neath our feet

rabbit in a basket

            

 

        

                 

            

       

           

  “…when Autumn leaves begin to fall…” *sigh*

   It’s no secret that I love Fall more than any of the other seasons of the year.  I love the sights, sounds and smells of Fall, especially those from days gone by:  the trees beginning to drop their summer foliage, leaf by leaf, as they ready themselves for the onslaught of ferocious Winter;  the crackling of burning leaves as neighbors begin piling them into the gutters, and lighting them afire; the chimneys wafting luscious smelling smoke from their burning logs into the cool Fall air; the steaming cups of hot Apple Cider, the sight of delicious caramel apples, with the promise of even more good food to follow as Thanksgiving draws near.  Ah Fall!  No other season can match you for sheer emotional comfort! 

  “A hundred million Miracles;  they happen every day!” 

         

         

         

   I don’t know if any of you believe that we are now approaching a time when Christianity will not be apparent anywhere in the world as it is now, because all Christians alive at that time will be with the Lord.  He removes us.  And, that, after that, ‘chaos’ will reign until the New World Leader finally ends up in control of the entire world. He will seem benign, and charismatic and helpful, but he will kill all who defy him.  To me, however, it’s becoming very apparent that we must be living in that time just prior to the one spoken about in the Holy Bible, both in the book of Daniel and Revelation, that is referred to as “The End of Days”, or “The Great and Terrible Day of the LORD”.  That awful period of time will last for 7 years, though, not just for one day. 

   According to the book in the Holy Bible entitled, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, at the end of that 7 years the Lord Jesus will return to face off against anti-Christ and his minions in “The Valley of Decision”–Armageddon. And, Jesus does not lose that one, just as He didn’t lose the battle at Calvary.  He rose from the dead, and that spelled the total end of satan’s chance to win out over God Almighty.  Satan and his followers didn’t know that, though:

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” [1 Corinthians 2:7.8 KJV]

“Which NONE of the princes of this world knew:  for had they known it, they would NOT have crucified the Lord of glory.”[1 Corinthians 2:8 KJV][Emphasis added, mine]

   The title of the last video I’ve placed in here contains the very true words, “…A Shaking To SAVE the wicked…”  That’s because this is still the age of Grace, of God drawing mankind to faith in His Son, Jesus, for their salvation, not a time during which God pours out His justifiable Wrath on the heads of the completely unrepentant wicked.  Right now, He wishes to SAVE them, save their souls, not annihilate them!  Those who claim He is judging the wicked right now, and trying to punish them in order to kill them off, are all WRONG.  Right now, it’s still “The Day of Salvation”, through our placing our FAITH in Jesus, as our Lord and Savior–not the horrible, “Great and Terrible Day of the LORD”!  We are never to pray for that horrible day to come, according to God’s word–we are to pray for one another, for the lost souls in this world, and for peace in Jerusalem–never for the arrival of the Day of God’s Wrath.  That, His word tells us, is a day that contains no joy:

 ” And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

12 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” [Joel 2:11-13 KJV]

“…for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?”[Joel 2:11 KJV][emphasis, mine]

BUT:

“…rend your heart, and NOT your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God:  for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness…”[Joel 2:13 KJV][emphasis, mine]

Amen!

   I actually wish I had lots more to say on all of this, but I think I want to let those videos, including the beautiful musical ones, speak for themselves for now.  I’ll just move on and submit this for publication. 

   “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”  ~ Gen. George S. Patton ~

                                                                                         

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“T’is A Puzzlement!”*, Exclaimed the King of Siam…

  September 22, 2017

“Friday’s child is loving and giving…”      

 “Mmmm…Good to the last drop!”           

           

          

   As I sat down here I thought I had something definite to say on a certain subject, but after listening to Debra Kerr sing that beautiful, warm song my determination seems to have gotten somewhat way-laid!  However, I’ll try and press on, because the subject I have in mind to speak about is one that’s very important to me, personally.

   Ever been treated badly by total strangers?  It really is a “puzzlement!” when that happens, isn’t it?  I mean, you’ve never met them, and vice-versa, so why are they being so rude to you, when all you did was walk into the room?  You had been in a great mood prior to meeting up with the one type of person you never wanted to meet in this life–the dreaded nasty grump! 

   Well, what I plan on talking about in this blog has to do with something similar to that, but is even more of a “puzzlement!”–as well as downright heartbreaking when you are told that, due to seemingly asking “too many questions!”, someone tells you that you will not be allowed to take a class in order to learn about the Church you’ve longed to belong to since you were 18.  The way to that dream had always seems elusive, but after that, it seemed impossible.  However, this was the last time, or so you’d thought.   You were finally going to go through with taking the classes, then actually becoming a full-fledged member!  You still lived with some nagging trepidation about leaving one form of the Christian faith, and linking up with another one that was so looked down upon and despised by other fellow Christians. 

      However, in spite of all of the road blocks that seemed to jump out and in your way for decades, this time you were going to go through with it–after all, looking back over the decades, all the way back to when you were 18, and you honestly believed the Lord was the one behind your love for this particular denomination, this time you weren’t going to let anything come between you and finally finding the answers to what you fully believed to be the Lord’s calling–you still had some rather severe questions, yet you felt confident that, once asked, they would be answered satisfactorily, and they would then be out of the way once and for all.

   Therefore, imagine how surprised you were to find out that it would be nothing of the sort, and that you would be banned from taking those catechism classes.  Yet, that wasn’t the worst of it.  The worst of it would be hearing a complete stranger ‘inform’ you that, due to you alone, your family had wanted nothing to do with you at all after your son’s death.  That, from the lips of this complete stranger, you heard that you were to blame for all the strife that had come between you and this particular branch of your family, and that you really were ‘crazy’, and in need of being placed in a psychiatric institution–that you were a liar, who was so completely disruptive through the questions you’d asked about the faith you wished to belong to, that it had been ‘decided’ that you were not to be allowed to take those classes.  Would you be shocked at hearing those lies about yourself coming from the lips of someone whom you’d never met in your life?  Would you almost feel as though you were in an episode of “The Twilight Zone”, yet no one had told you about it?   And, to make things worse, you weren’t even going to get paid for being in it! 

   So, there you sat on this gorgeous, sunny afternoon, mouth agape at hearing that type of ugly, gossipy nonsense coming out of the mouth of this Church official–the one who had invited you over to the Church via email, to speak to you–you had envisioned him to be someone in whom you could trust to help answer your questions.  You had been expecting him to be kind, and helpful.  Instead, guess what?!  Plus, what he was saying about you he could not possibly have even come close to knowing unless he’d been speaking to others within that ‘branch’ of your family tree—you know, the ones who seemed to hate you for no good reason, and you could never figure out why–the ones who must be gossiping about you even with someone like this Church official whom you’d never met, nor heard of, until that fateful afternoon. 

      You heard the distortions, the outright lies, the twisted view of you that you recognized as needing to have it’s origin in someone who hated you far more than you ever thought possible in your life–yet, here the lies were being repeated back to you by this total stranger, as though they were all true, and that he’d believed every, single word of those damnable, baseless lies, and had sentenced you to ‘death’ without even so much as a trial!  So, in complete shock at what this man is saying to you, and after he’d called you a liar to your face, when you’d tried to explain about the two priests who’s YouTube channel you’d come across, who had been behind why you’d asked what you did about ‘the seat of Peter’ being ‘vacant’–you had only needed someone to explain what in the world those two, apparently renegade, priests had been talking about–yet, there is this stranger suddenly telling you that you are lying, that there really had been no two priests, etc.!  

   Then, as you ask him if he’d actually read the emails that you’d written to the head of the class, asking him for his help in clearing up your questions, he exclaims that he has–yet, you could tell just from what he’d been saying that he had not read all of them–he’d stopped prior to reading the one in which you’d let the class instructor know that everything was ok, that you’d finally done enough research on your own so that your questions had been answered–but, the one who’s calling you this “Trouble-maker!” [his very words about you] is now sitting there, lying to you about having read them all!  So, you quickly rise to your feet, mumble something about how you’re going to ‘stay a Lutheran!’, then you turn and walk out the door as fast as you can, and you call for your spouse to please come and pick you up–that you’ll be walking down the other side of that road, but you just feel this dire need to get off that Church’s property as quickly as your legs can carry you!

  Ever have one of those days?  Well, I pray you never have, nor ever will!  It would break your heart, as well as freeze your mind in place, due to seeming so surreal!  Your puzzlement would last for hours-in-to-days, with questions swirling through your head day and night.  You demanded answers to be found among the facts of what you’d just been through, and you knew the answers were there, among those facts surrounding what happened.  You simply needed to sift through it all to find them. 

   However, the worst thing of all is the fact that now you have been literally banned from taking those classes you needed so badly, as well as from having any of your concerns about conversion answered by those giving the classes–it seemed as though the way to converting had just been successfully blocked to you, and it shocked you to your very core!  You realized that the story of your journey to joining that Church was a very long, and detailed one, and that you believed the Lord had been with you the entire way, helping you cope with disappointments, with misunderstandings, as well as with fears that would well up inside your heart due to the awful things that you’d been told about that Church by fellow believers.  Yet, you had the memory of how you fully believed that the Lord Himself had helped you feel such love, and sense of belonging, for and with that particular denomination, way back when you were so young. 

      That He also was behind the love that welled up inside your heart each time you’d even think about that Church, and how you longed to be among it’s parish members, being able to finally feel like a part of the earthly family of Christ.  Yet, you could never quite get there over the years, and the reasons are manifold, and even complicated.  You’d never given up hope, though, that sooner or later He’d be able to help you overcome what stood in your way, so you could finally become a part of the Church you seemed to even love, without knowing a thing about it, so long ago. 

   Yet, in spite of everything you’d had to deal with that had kept you from becoming a member of that denomination, you’d still kept that hope alive–but, at that awful moment you realized that another obstacle had just landed between you and your dream, and this time it was far more serious than anything had ever been before.  This time someone was telling you not only that you were ‘crazy’, but that you also were a liar, and worst of all–a “Trouble-maker!”–who was being forbidden the chance to become a member of that particular branch of the family of God and Christ.  Now, what do you do?!  How do you go about being able to clear your name, and ‘set the record straight’?!  You are so traumatized over what happened that you can’t even think clearly, let alone make any plans to clear everything up.  You see that your hopes and dreams about it all have suddenly landed at your feet after being tossed back into your face, and the shock, dismay and deep-down hurt seems like the end of the world, as though you’ll never be able to overcome things this time around.  It’s all over. 

   Yet, you finally realize that, since:

“All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”[Romans 8:28 KJV]

That, even though things seemed about as bleak as they could ever be, you still had to remember the words of God within that verse, and trust the Lord had good answers for what had just happened, and that He would make it all work out for the best in the end. 

   So, you remember to “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding”[Proverbs 3:5 KJV], in spite of wanting so desperately to find a way to clear things up somehow, and charge forward in your attempt to reach what has always been your goal.  Yet, there you sit, so many years later, still haunted by what had happened that fateful afternoon, with still no answers in sight as to how to remedy the situation.  You’re still considered a “Trouble-maker!” by the local Church, so going ‘over their heads’, and finding a way around it all by seeking out another Church in some other area within the state, or within a neighboring one, almost seems too, too daunting–and, the explaining that you know you would be facing all makes finding a path into the Church way too tough a ‘row to hoe’–you’ve already met with the world’s worst heartache after your son was killed in the war in Afghanistan, then having that particular ‘branch’ of your family seemingly reject you–how in the world does one overcome an obstacle as daunting as this hate filled slander?! 

      Also–could the Lord possibly be showing you that He has other plans for you, and they do not include your becoming a member of that particular denomination, no matter how much you’ve set your heart on doing so?   If so, then why in the world did that love ever grow inside your heart the way it did, beginning back when you had even decided to be an atheist after encountering a persistent but sweet elderly lady who told you the Lord had told her to witness to you about Him?  You didn’t want to be rude to such a sweet elderly lady, but you just couldn’t accept what she was telling you about Him, so you announced that you were going to become an atheist, so she would leave you alone–but, then, as you picked up the phone to call your mother, who was at work, you found yourself inexplicably saying to yourself, “Oh, is God ever going to be mad at me now!”, and then finding yourself ducking as though to miss an invisible smack against your noggin! The whole thing was just so confusing to you!

      You can chuckle about it all now, so many decades later, because some of what you went through back then all does seem so sweet, so innocent due to how young you were, and how ‘unchurched’ you were, due to never really having attended any denomination your entire young life.  Yet, you are no longer young, and you’re feeling left on the outside, looking in, and it’s about as heart wrenching as it could ever get, right then.  With no real answers in sight, no end to this misery appearing ‘on the horizon’ for you.  The Lord still has not helped to find a suitable conclusion–not within your heart, at least.  Maybe the end of the dream might be the real conclusion after all, but you simply have not recognized it for what it is–not just a temporary ‘road block’, but a permanent one instead?  If so, then, why-oh-why does your heart still ache, and the longing to belong still well up inside? 

“But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.”[Numbers 22:24 KJV]

   Not linking yourself to Balaam or anything, since he was the reason the Lord stood there in his way that time, and refused to allow him to pass by, but those words in that verse do seem to be apropos–could they really be the answer as to why you can’t seem to find a path to joining that Church, after all?  If so, then, quite possibly you need to stop ‘beating’ your poor little ‘donkey’ of a dream, and check to see if the Lord truly isn’t why no forward motion towards that Church seems possible for you.  Perhaps.  Maybe.  Ok.  *sigh* 

We’ll see–time will tell, as they say…

     

“Of all the seasons, I love Fall best of all!” I’m so glad it’s finally here!

       

  “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”  ~Martin Luther King Jr.~

                                                                                                                                                    
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*Spoken by Yul Brenner, in the movie, “The King and I”.

 

 

“Apparently, Hell Hath No Fury…”

August 21, 2017

“Monday’s child is fair of face…”   

 

“…like our country scorned.”   

  “Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath….”{Ephesians 4:26 KJV}

    

Source: News.com.au BURIED deep beneath the Montana soil in America’s northwest are 150 giant Minuteman III nuclear missiles — locked, loaded and ready to go. They are 20 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and can reach any target on the planet in half an hour. They stand ready to be…

via A rare glimpse at America’s super nukes: ‘hell and fury’ that can reach North Korea in 30 minutes — Caravan To Midnight

Vicious Little Monsters

May 26, 2017

“Friday’s child is loving and giving…”  

  

 

 

 

 “Love, love me, do–you know I love you–so, please, love me do!” ~The Beatles~ 

     “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but my words will really hurt you!”  [Anon–of course.]

The title I’ve chosen for today’s blog entry clashes with today’s “Friday’s child” sentiment, but these days–these days happening right now–there is so much lying and duplicity taking place, that’s coming straight from the country’s media, that it’s creating the very same sort of discord.  The discord is deliberate, sly and underhanded, which is why the title reflects my view of it.  It’s purveyors,  who are my version of “Vicious Little Monsters”, seem to be hell-bent on destroying not just the newly elected president, but in ridding itself of anyone who opposes it, be it Christian, or Jew, Buddhist or atheist–or anyone who objects to what those in the media are trying to do.

          Most people seem to think that what’s taking place is merely a clash of political views.  On the other hand, I view it as a clash between those who have a better grasp on reality, and those who want to reject reality in favor of believing whatever they wish to believe, and to h*ll with what ‘s true, what’s real, let alone what’s right and sound.  Between those who believe in, and trust in, the idea that there is a God Almighty who created all things, and who still holds the title to it all, and those who don’t want to believe He exists.  Between those who believe what He has told us concerning what’s ‘Right’ and what’s ‘wrong’, what’s moral, and what’s not, what’s ‘Good’ and what’s ‘bad’.  And, most of all, what’s TRUE and what’s FALSE.  Between those of us who realize that, without His standards to go by, we would be completely lost and confused, and chaos would reign–and, those who don’t.  

     However, in spite of how much chaos those taking ‘the left-hand path’ in our society try to create, it’s why they are doing it, and what they hope to create out of it, that’s most important.  They don’t want wholesale chaos to occur forever.  They are not really anarchists.  They want chaos to occur so that they can crack down on it, viciously, then, once they have gained the upper hand, they will begin installing their version of the society they want–and, it won’t contain freedoms of any kind that lay outside the boundaries of their own desires and wishes, which will be arbitrary, of course.  They will be the arbiters, the ‘deciders’, of what is acceptable behavior in their eyes, and what is not.  And, any transgression against their will will be followed with swift retribution against the transgressors.  Talk about hating so-called Christians[CINOS–Christians in name only] for doing that to unbelievers–you’ve not seen retribution yet, when what you’ve seen of it is compared to what the ‘progressives’ leftists/fascists will dish out–and, if you doubt that, just take a look at Soviet Russia, Communist ‘red’ China, or the massacre of millions in Cambodia, just to name a few.

     Democide: death of citizens at the hands of their governments.  

The late RJ Rummel revealed a daunting truth: Four times the number of persons were murdered by their governments than killed in warfare.”  { http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/death-government-primary-fact-20th-century }

And, that was just in the 20th century!  Those who love governments because they want to be taken care of like 2 year olds, are those who end up causing much of those deaths by governments, because they fight to help install them.  Lying, cheating, killing in the name of getting their beloved governments installed led to bloodshed the world had never seen on such a gigantic scale.  And, now, those same sort of weaklings are at it again.  Trying to undermine and overthrow the elected government of the United States, in order to install their ‘dream team’ from among the lying leftists who are egging them on.  

     Think that sounds too extreme, too out-in-left-field to even be close to the truth?  Do a little research into what happened in Russia back in 1917.  They never thought that their Czar and his family would end up being murdered by those they thought would be their people’s liberators, but they were wrong–and, they ended up paying for being so wrong for the next 70+ years.  The silly ‘dreamers’ among the liberal-leftists in the democrat party in this country, are composed of the same types of people.  They honestly are trying to ignore and reject the truth about life, about people, about the reasons behind why things in this world are the way they have been since man first walked on the earth once he was expelled from God’s Garden in Eden.  They try and believe that if they simply wish evil away, and replace it with their idea of love, that, miraculously, all the ‘right things’ will come into being, and all the ‘wrongs’ will be righted, just like that.  

          They reject the truth of it all, in favor of trusting in fables of their own making.  Or, maybe they don’t make up the fables.  Maybe others, with sinister motives, make them up for them.  Whatever the case may be, they buy into them hook, line and sinker, and follow their “Pied Pipers” wherever they take them, even to the end of their very eternal lives. Not to mention the end of the lives of millions of others who automatically fall victim to the ruthless treatment that is dished out by the ones so beloved by the leftists/progressives/communists/socialists, or whatever lying title they gained power by hiding behind.  Don’t believe that?  Try doing a little research of your own, and start in the History department!

     I had to give up on listening to any of the daily chatter on cable news channels completely, thanks to all the lying taking place.  Lies so thick, so twisted, so ‘grade school’, so gossipy, being spewed out by every single democrat ‘defender’, yet that go improperly challenged by those from the repub party, who act more like wet noodles, or better yet, more like RINOS[repubs in name only], than defenders of our constitution!  Because, believe me, outside of holy Scripture, the one thing most hated among those who are spurring on the left-leaning democrats, to try and overthrow this current govt., is the Constitution of the United States, along with the Bill of Rights coming in third place.  Those behind this can’t do enough to gain control of things in this world with those two bulwarks standing in their way.  

          However, if they can succeed in getting all the air-headed, loopy-eyed democrats stirred up enough so they can use them to help them depose this president, and then help them to install their version of someone to take his place, then they believe it will be ‘game over’, and a win for their side.  Their ultimate goal?  A One World Government, run by–satanists.  Because, that’s who’s behind all of this.  Not democrats–they’re just being used.  Not the Muslims–they’re being used, too.  Not atheists–useful idiots, as well.  Scary bunch, and ruthless, too.  The democrat leftists/progressives who’ve thrown in with the losing side in this war honestly do know the truth of things, but they refuse to believe it.  Their fate, then, will be the very same fate of the one whom they’ve chosen to follow.  How pathetically sad.

     I’ve read the Book.  I know how this ends.  So all is not lost for many of us, thanks be to God and Christ[amen].  However, until Jesus returns to take His Church from off this earth, so that judgment from God Almighty can begin raining down on the heads of those still here, the Lord expects His people to continue to resist and expose the rotten, evil deeds of those who hide behind lies, who trade in nothing but mindless, groundless gossip, and who’ve exchanged love in their hearts, for burning hatred against those who disagree with them.  

          Christ told us to even love our enemies, to pray for them, and do good things for them, and we are to leave retribution/vengeance up to our heavenly Father, who told us this:

“…Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”[Romans 12:19 KJV]

I realize that much more could be said even by me about what’s taking place, but this will need to suffice for now.  I have a limit on how much of this I can take, and I don’t want to run the risk of saying way too much–that turns people off, and diminishes the truth of the situation in people’s minds.  Someone told me awhile back that I’d find out some day that “Love just doesn’t work!”, after I tried to remind him that Christ told us to even love our enemies.  *sigh*  

     Well, if love ‘just doesn’t work!’, then Christ was wrong, and all is totally lost, I’m afraid.  I happen to believe that the Love of God, found in His Son, Jesus, DOES work, and will always work, and to think otherwise is to claim that Christ died in vain on that cross!  Too harsh of a statement?  On the contrary–if it were any less harsh I would be guilty of not taking God seriously, as well as not taking the lives of others seriously enough.  Evil can not defeat evil–only Love can defeat evil, and only God’s Love is strong enough, and only He is strong enough to help us show His Love to the lost in this world.  Only God can give us the strength to stand up to wrong, and expose it.

 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”[Philippians 4:13 KJV]

{Amen}

{The word “which” is translated into the word “who”, in most modern translations}

   ““Surround Yourself with People Who Believe in Your Dreams:
Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”
~Roy T. Bennett ~

                                                                                                                                              

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“Listen! Do You Want To Know A Secret? Do You Promise Not To Tell?…”

March 13, 2017

“Monday’s Child is fair of face…”       

“The north wind doth blow…”
by Mother Goose

The north wind doth blow,  
And we shall have snow,  
And what will the robin do then?  
Poor thing!

He will sit in a barn,  
And to keep himself warm,
Will hide his head under this wing.
Poor thing!       

 

       Dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ, today, tomorrow, and always, amen.   “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” {Luke 2:11 KJV}  

                     

 

 

   The asinine members of the ‘fake news’ press in this country are still at it–they don’t even try to hide the fact that they have thrown their lives in together with the ‘deep state’ one world govt. people, and everything that comes out of their mouths, and off their typewriters, points directly to whom it is they have staked their very futures, their very lives, on.  “Pravda” is a Russian word meaning “Truth”, yet their newspaper published during the Soviet Union years used to publish anything BUT the truth in their news stories about what went on in the rest of the world, and especially about what went on here in the U.S.  Yet, that’s exactly what papers like the NY Times, and all other major papers who’ve thrown in with the one world crowd have begun doing, and I think they are even better liars than were the Soviets!

                     

 

 

  {Just a little gratuitous video thrown in here to lighten things up.}

     “Well, she was just 17, you know what I mean…”

 

 

 

  “Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt~

                                                                                                                                            

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