Many enjoy our words of faith and enduring inspiration; however, not all of my life is colorful as the fall. But, this is not about those I’ve turned over to God in prayer, but the joyful ending of God’s faithfulness. The holiday season is fast approaching, and I won’t focus on the ugly parts of life, but the joy of Thanksgiving.
Thanks be to God ~ the carols heralding!
Living in a state of humility and reverence, I find myself so thankful for answered prayers. The summer winds turned to the north, and the foliage of forests turned harvest colors. It’s time to lie down arms, repent, and comfort those we might forget this past year.
Thanks be to God ~ the carols heralding!
Yes, it’s time to rejoice! Give praise to our almighty Father for our many Thanksgiving blessings. Join hands to commemorate the peace and love we’ve found in each other. It’s not just the pilgrims landing anymore. Our sovereignty, through God, our Father, blessed the table we partake this past year.
Thanks be to God ~ the carols heralding!
I so often return to the words my wise dad spoke, “count your blessings, not your problems.” I welcome you to share this thought on Thanksgiving. Lay aside the differences, if only for one day, and thank God for your life. Count your many blessings and be thankful. We fill every day with memorable moments.
Thanks be to God ~ the carols heralding!
As for my family and I, this year’s Thanksgiving Day holds a significant meaning. It falls on the twenty-eighth, which was my Dad’s birthday, and I commemorate him in heaven. It was also my parent’s wedding anniversary. Married in 1958, I bet they picked this day so my dad would never forget their anniversary. Only one person knows their story for sure, and he’ll never tell… or will you, Uncle Bill?
Thanks be to God ~ the carols heralding!
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In the day, sunshine, In the darkness of night, My adrenalin shoots up; Scared as a timid baby By the least sound; Almost, I jump out Of my skin; Danger hangs overhead, Like a mighty rock Above a roof; Men of the underworld, Tear one to pieces; Confused and bewildered; Where is the fullstop? Can’t have a sentence That never ends! Let me snore in my sleep; And not wake up at night, To count mosquitoes Sounding in the room. Can we have back our peace Peace we want; Don’t we deserve it?
Today, I acknowledged a miracle of words when I picked up my
sacred golden pages known as the Bible. I was seeking special words of
encouragement to share with my readers when a light shone on a preface. Among
the Scriptures and descriptions of my Bible were four simple words clear as the
morning sky – The history of hope. Wow! This Christian compilation of sixty-six
books and letters, written by over forty authors, says more about the
complexity of God’s holy words than anything else. What better way can you describe
the Bible than hope!
If I ever find time to pen, ‘A Bible for Dummies,’ I’ll
use these encouraging words to show the love God shares with humanity. I often
mention the voids we have in our souls. We look for something to fill the
emptiness deep inside us. Its HOPE, of course, hopes our faith will withstand
the depression of the world we live in today.
This divine and extraordinary book is God’s plan for our
salvation. The Bible gives us deliverance from sin, repentance, a roadmap for
faith, and a refuge in times of trouble. It’s a sourcebook for everyday living,
regardless of your religion. Even though its stories took place in Asia,
Africa, and Europe, the message is still the same for all believers – everyone needs
Everyone dreams of a better future, but what do we use as
guidelines to make it happen? We can rely on our wisdom and knowledge, or we
can refer to biblical scriptures for the exact answers. I know someone right
now is saying, “I can’t understand or comprehend the Bible.” Guess what?
Neither can I, but I take one passage at a time, and I ask for God’s help…and
it works! Another resource for better comprehension is to do a careful search
on the internet. Only use resources written by the church and their ministry.
The word “hope” in the Bible means “a strong and confident
expectation.” It deals with things, yet unseen, and the testimony of God’s
promises. In other words, the Bible is HOPE. Hope – based on heavenly realities,
which gives us the power to live courageously, and to be all we can be through
The words “The history of hope” alone alludes to peace and sovereignty. Hope gives us strength and courage. Never give it up nor the hope in the power of our Lord!
God can change your course of history. Have you ever been
between a rock and a hard place, where you have to make a choice between two
unpleasant options? I grew old from throwing stones, so I conceded to stay in
I’ve found myself at dead-ends of lonely highways, and at
the edge of cliffs I thought was a gentle shoreline. I drove in storms where no
man ventured, unaware I was being protected by God. Do you, too, look at your
world and question how you ended up where you are today?
Second-guessing our world allows Satan a place to rest in
your life. No rest for the weary may have more meaning once you understand
the complexity of the verse. Being placed between a rock and a hard place is best
described as a vice on your spirit. God will not allow our hearts to be bound if
we continue in loving prayer. We can apply God’s command by choosing His way…
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him.”
How does God give us direction? He guides us by the wisdom
of the Bible and wise biblical counsel from His servants. It addresses every
complexing situation in life. Sometimes, though, answers may not be clear
through scriptures. Search out guidance in a library or Christian websites to
gain a piece of broader knowledge.
“Where there is
no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”
Maybe you’re afraid of deciding about something which you may
regret later. Everyone has to make choices, and my friends, our Father’s
abundance of grace and mercy freely flows to His children. His forgiveness is
I give God the glory! The mighty savior’s strength protects
us from the storms. He knows we face situations of being caught between a rock
and a hard place. But in the sanctuary of His safety, He delivers answers within
the ferocious winds and the sigh of calm waters. The Lord’s love abounds among
the fear. He mends the broken threads of Satan’s fury for His way is
I pray your prayers will make miracles happen when you are between a rock and a hard place. Wouldn’t you rather find peace in a quiet harbor than on a violent sea? Pack a paddle and head for the Lord!
What if today was the
last day as you know it? Would you wake and pray, read texts from the Bible, or
go for a walk and talk to God? What would you do? Would you do anything
different to ensure the quality of your everlasting life in heaven? Is there a
place safe from Satan’s atrocities and free from worry? Isn’t it humbling to realize
we are at the hands of a merciful creator who created us to bring Him glory on
Rest assured, our
God is greater than all things known to man. But His love for us is constant
for He already knows our destiny. I hear your sad thoughts, but know God has
you in His palms. Place your faith on a plane, flying high, like a stewardess
in the sky. Your faith will be redeemed when the end of the flight returns in
the night. God promises a safe journey to all believers as we fight the hell
here on earth. Putting God first is the difference between harmony and
disasters, hatred and peace in the world.
I wonder what goes
through the mind of some people? Are papers in order and wills drawn up to
protect the living? Do you live in denial today could be your last? Only our
Father in heaven has the final decision for our life span. Don’t let Satan stoke
the fires of doubt, worry, and fear. Trust God and surrender your life to Him. Our
great Creator will govern your days with infinite wisdom and power. Would you
want it any other way? He sees the light at the end of your tunnel.
“If we live, we live to the Lord, and
if we die we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we
are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8).
As a stewardess of
the sky set your spirit high above the earth. Let God handle the misfortune which
contrives to make your mind soured. No matter how bad things may appear, God is
mightier than all evil.
A cure for your worries is just a prayer away as long as it’s mailed in faith. But don’t forget to push the send button as God waits on your prayers. Faith in our Father will allow you good fortune. Serve Him like a stewardess in the sky and be prepared as God sends answers in your direction. Blessed be our Father in heaven.
The origin of
racism is a fact many are clueless about because it did not start in the city
streets of any town. In my opinion, racism should be best described as similar
to chickenpox – a thing of the past. I spent my entire life listening to this language
of division. It was not math but hatred which divided humanity. Six decades
later, I wonder what, if anything, have we learned about the division of people?
The consensus says “nothing,” and in fact, we may be reversed in our knowledge.
I ask you,
friends, what would you do if Jesus reappeared in your church on a Sunday
morning or in your living room in the darkness of an evening? Is your soul
cleansed, or is it consumed with bitterness for the differences in people? I
spoke to my educated neighbor on the porch one day and asked her why descendants
of color (such as herself) relate themselves as African Americans? She could
only reply with, “That is how they like to be identified in society today.”
people are no more African than I am German! Our descendants have nothing to do
with the parentage who are born and raised in the United States. Racism, a word
derived in the days of slavery, should have been abolished with the civil war.
Jesus was of orient descent. He was not white, so I wonder, what was His take on
the division of humanity?
I start the rant
of racism with the church for this is where the word racism all began –
shocking, isn’t it? In the first century AD, churches divided the Jews and
Gentiles. The apostle Paul addressed the problem head on:
“There is no difference between Jew and
Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him.”
Moving ahead two
thousand years later, and in the United States, the church began racism once
again – the ‘blacks’ sit upstairs, and the ‘whites’ enjoy the service below.
Are you kidding me? The House of the Lord actually provoked prejudices? It
makes sense to me why so many believers and non-believers think religion is
filled with hypocrites. God is about unity, not separation! One day, as Jesus
speaks of in the Bible, a totalitarian church will be built, and churches will
fall under God’s guidelines – not their own rules. Christ will be our ultimate
Pastor, who shall lead us not into temptation, which is where we are headed now.
I was in a McDonald’s
in Hong Kong, many years back, and no one would take my order. People of other
religions stepped in front of me as if I wasn’t standing there trying to get
food. I know how it feels to be at a disadvantage. It’s incredibly sad the
ignorance which rears its ugly head in the world!
I am blessed to go
to work today, in a place where I am a small minority. My co-workers are like
my family. So how do we make it work? Though everyone comes from different backgrounds,
we have one thing in common – we believe in Jesus Christ. Reverence reassures
our quality of life. We work in unison to protect our covenant of faith in God.
It’s the love of
God I rant about today. Why do we go against His cautions and make ourselves
divided? Our evil thoughts and slang verbiage for differences among people aren’t
uttered in God’s house. It’s only in the profound gutters of dirt and filth which
lies in a littered mind. We are not any better now than two thousand years ago.
Can’t we at least respect all of God’s children?
Far beyond the
wars of separation, let us come together in peace and bear the love of God. It
is there you shall be cleansed.
“I solemnly command you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus and the highest angels to obey these instructions without taking sides or showing favoritism to anyone.” 1 Timothy 5:21
Can you be in
God’s presence? Many search for a time and the place where God lives while sitting
in a quiet corner, reading their bible. Others pray to ask for an anointed morning.
The sin of Adam and Eve prevented our ability to be in the physical presence of
God. So, I find comfort in the reality of His existence – the miracles of each
beautiful day. Obedience to His written word brings me closer than I can ever
imagine to the Lord.
I examine the
blessings which flow before me outside my home – beautiful flowers of every
species blossom in the morning light. Young, saplings stand tall and proud. I dug
them out of the nursery and fed and nurtured their delicate roots over a prayer.
Lord, please take care of my trees. Let my integrity follow as I love the
tree in me as much as this seedling I planted in the ground.
presence brings joy and peace. He awaits to hear from us. I remember something my
dad would do when I was a young boy. Before heading to work, and just as the sun peeked over the
cove, he’d stroll down our long pier. I’d ask him why he occasionally walked the
dock. He said he was looking for crabs attached to the poles. But, I understand
now for he found his presence in God through the tranquility of the water. The
bay was his church outside his actual house of worship.
wife is the editor of my blog and website. She often speaks of God’s presence
while she is editing my narratives. I write my pieces, but she must find the
coordinating bible verses. Many times she’s stumped finding the correct scripture.
Within a few minutes of frustration, though, He puts her back in His presence
and guides her hand.
The Old Testament describes
the presence of God directly associated with the tabernacle in the wilderness
or the temple in Jerusalem. It is here we speak of entering God’s presence for
it is a place where He appointed His name, purposely for us to dwell. It is why
we feel nearer to Him in church and not the building’s spatial orientation. He
offers us a transforming and joyful experience within the confines of His house.
“But for me it is good to be near God; I
have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” Psalm
Regardless of how
late I’m awake each night, I have to honor our Almighty in the dawn’s early
light. At my tender age, I feel the love I missed most in my life, and it derives
from God. His presence is in the fragrance of serenity and in the accomplishments
of each nail I drive and every word I write to you. I silently pray, give me
strength, dear Father, and anoint me each morning so I may better serve You and
Your masterful plan. I’m honored that You chose me to be a part of that which I
can’t comprehend. I keep my faith because of You, Lord.
When our heavenly
Father greets us with peace and a breeze, it is a subtle reminder our life on
earth is because of Him. The Bible begins and ends in the presence of God for Eden
will return and expand into a new heaven and a new earth. God’s chosen people will
enjoy His presence forever. Rejoice in the joy!
sorrows for yesterday is forgiven and tomorrow is a new beginning. Render not
what is yours, but what is God’s possessions, so you may be absolute in heaven.
Start your day in praise and prayer. You, too, will be in God’s presence.
In the night’s
quiet, I arrived home from work. It was peaceful and calm, but in my
subconscious mind, a volcano of thought was about to spew onto paper. Under a
cloudless sky of endless frustration, my imagination exploded with a horrific
thought. Our political arena comes to my mind, but before I let logic equate
the scenario, I must refer to the place all things begin – the BIBLE. Allow me
to share the first thing my eyes set on…
[During the first four trumpets, each nation will be forced to suspend its constitution so that martial law can be enacted. Given the size and scope of God’s wrath, world leaders will do whatever it takes to maintain control. Food and water supplies will be rationed. Medical care and energy reserves will be scarce. Hunger and thirst will drive millions of dazed and bewildered people crazy. Extreme situations require desperate solutions. Earth’s population has never seen a global crisis like the first four trumpets. The crisis will be so huge that political leaders in every nation will be set free of their constitutional obligations almost immediately. This freedom will permit them to enact and enforce laws they would have strongly opposed during normal times. The declaration of martial law will make it very easy for lawmakers to comply with the demands of Babylon’s clergy. Given the fact that something must be done to appease God, very few citizens will complain – at first.]
Yes, my friends in
Christ, martial law is written in scriptures! I highly encourage you to read
the full article by following the link. It is profound to know America is in prophecy.
My faith is in God as I now see the direction this nation is headed soon. I
look no further than the borders of my yard for a source of peace for God gives
me the strength to do all things through faith.
God blesses me with
messages to relay to my followers, and many calls me eccentric or bazaar. As
Jesus spoke, His messengers will be mocked and doubted, and I accept the role. However,
this blog is not my prediction but straight out of the Bible, in the Book of
I often speak, in
quiet corners, about martial law in America. Today they soften those harsh
words to “State of Emergency” situations. They are unpredictable and
maybe scary but revealed in the Books of Daniel and Revelation. I will not attempt
to interject my thoughts into this article for you will read it and draw your conclusions.
As we watch events unfold in the United States and the Middle East, the balance of power falls into the grip of the most powerful nations. The correlation between prophecy and scripture is uncanny. Our open borders, lawlessness, and sovereign territory are now infiltrated by self-servant beliefs, religions, and cults. They brainwash even our children, as prophesied, to believe other forms of capitalism is healthier than our longstanding democracy. The book, Lord of the Flies, comes to mind. No one can govern themselves without disastrous consequences!
In a pun, I say
the word Bible stands for “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”
The truth is, it is written by philosophers and astrologers who predicted, two
thousand years ago, the events we face now and in the near future. But, the
prophet, Daniel, saw the vision of martial law, or loss of our liberty. How
So, what would
Jesus say to us today about America’s circumstances? I believe He would say
though we can’t change the evilness of the world, but we can allow God to
change us. Thoughts run deep, and I’m unable to put my writing tablet
down long enough to pour another cup of coffee. How many of our friends and
family members will live through martial law? How many will place God in their
heart and soul for eternal salvation? Does it scare you many of us will never
see our loved ones again?
My heart tremors for God is coming to rule… no doubt, it’s the beginning of the end.