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Tao moments : Welcome to a new friend: Adam Hughes

About | Tao moments.

My name (as I am sure you have already worked out) is Adam. I like to talk (As I am sure you have worked out) And I like to write (Yes,we all know) I am very fortunate to live in one of (in my opinion) what I consider to be one of the most picturesque parts of GB. Cornwall is a coastal county,which has an atmosphere,more like the 1930s than the 21st century. We are slower paced,than most parts of the UK (How I dislike that word) and it most definitely has a holiday feel,about the place. (probably,because it is a holiday place).

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A photo of St Michaels Mount in Marazion Cornwall,although I must admit,this is when the weather is behaving itself. most times you visit,it seems to be raining. but that would make for a depressing picture.

I have worked in a Bookshop for the past 12 years. And have been fortunate enough to have had some of my writings published in magazines ect. (though the pay is terrible,and you would probably get more,cleaning the roads) no writer unless you are JK Rowling does it for the dosh,it is like most things worth doing, we do it because of  our love of it.

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My life has not always been the happiest of existences,I have suffered with depression on and off for many years. And would consider myself to have a ‘Chameleon’ nature. Always changing my mind,Just as a Chameleon changes colour,so do I. My Dog Timothy and My dog Lucky (who passed away) are the most important ‘dog people’  in my life,I could not imagine a life without animals.

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My Beautiful Dog Timothy

Walking is a particular passion of mine,getting outside in the open countryside is truly a saviour at times. Fussing,I am told is a characteristic that those who love me always poke fun at me for. I suppose it’s more about my being a worrier,than my being a ‘fuss pot’ as the teachers always said to me,at school.

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Tehidy woods, Cornwall

As far as religious convictions are concerned,I would consider myself to be a mix of Christian and Taoist. Although I have struggled with my faith over the years,and believe me,when I say; I have made many mistakes. I can’t help but know that the Gospel message has some truth in it. I am constantly learning and Only hope I will get to know Father God and my Saviour Jesus better every day.

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The Tao of Pooh; A book that has always been of great inspiration to me.

Who am I to preach at you? all is can do is say things as I feel and see them,and leave you to make your own Journey of discovery. There is no point in my preaching at you,since I don’t know all the answers myself. I am always open to new ideas and never say never. All i know is Jesus has always been a part of my life and although I have tried to run away from him at times,he has never let me go.

The Piano is my other Passion,I love playing old songs from the 30s,which has always been an era,I have felt a particular fondness for. When manners were expected of everyone and people ‘dressed proper’ as my Grandfather would say.

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To say that I was an agreeable sort of chap,would possibly be a slight white lie. Since I know I do have the capacity to be a bit rebellious at certain times. Not in a harmful way,Just as far as my own life is concerned. I have always abhorred rules. If a rule is before me, I tend to either; ignore it,adjust it,or Just plain laugh at it. I believe we all are quite capable of knowing when something is wrong or right, and I try to believe that all humans have the capacity to care and be kind. Let’s face it; there is enough hate in this world.

I think this is a good Juncture to ‘shut up’ else I might be tempted to write a whole book about myself,which would be both presumptuous and Egocentric.

If you made it thus far,well done. If you didn’t and have simply skipped to the end,then I forgive you. we are all friends on this Blog.

Peace be with you!

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Captivity Kills

Sea-world is literally ‘quaking in its boots’ and rightly so. Blackfish the awesome film documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite has cooked up a real storm in a tea cup.

Sea-world is running out of excuses fast,the immense cruelty it causes to innocent animals,by Keeping them in captivity is something the world is no longer willing to accept. The facts speak for themselves.

  • Captivity Kills
  • Captivity shortens a cetaceans life span
  • These wild creatures are,well; wild.
  • SeaWorld is responsible for the trade and capture of cetaceans
  • Captivity is big business
  • SeaWorld keeps cetaceans in tiny tanks
  • SeaWorld is funding the very people who hunt and kill Dolphins and orcas

Does this sound like the actions of one who cares for the protection and welfare of Dolphins and Orcas? I think not.

SeaWorld is a shameful,money making machine,that is no better than the Taiji Killer’s themselves. Do you really believe that those at the very top of the SeaWorld monster,really cares about protecting Cetaceans? They have only one interest in these wild creatures. And that is money.

Some of the trainers use the excuse; that they would rather be with the orcas looking after them,than not. This is ridiculous! These trainers,if they really care about the animals being abused at SeaWorld,should join in the fight to end the captivity of cetaceans. Not working for and increasing the public’s affection for such dreadful places.

It’s quite simple really. Those who attend are as guilty as SeaWorld itself. No excuses. If one knows something is wrong,one should not support it,in any way. Now that Blackfish has been on the television networks,all over the world. There really is no longer an excuse. Stop attending SeaWorld.Spread the message to everyone you know.

CAPTIVITY KILLS

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Whilst the struggle for existence
is a force most strong.
Many having tried,Fail,then are
gone.

One need not struggle to exist
it’s living one has most trouble
with.

A slave may only be enslaved,
if one allows one’s mind to be
captured.

Deprived of imagination,forced into
the drought of an artless existence.

Words,give meaning to that struggle.
striving to make a more beautiful world,

fighting,perhaps,against the tide.
yet,eventually you have to go with it
anyway.

Creativity,frees one from the captivity.
Instead of being captured by life’s fetters,

language gives us the tools to escape.
or at-least to deal with things better.

We can chose,whether or not to continue suffering,
or to embrace what life throws at us.

in an attempt,to find the real you.

~Adam Hughes

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It is a Good Winter Solstice For Me | Welcome to a new friend: day3of

day3  ofseeking my conscience

[Terry:  Wow, has she got Christmas morning right!]

 ————————-I feel good about the Solstice, it’s significance to me personally, that is. At the same time, I wonder about people who are places where the weather is really bad, yet hope (as always) that I am spared bad weather, especially just now. I have a dear one who lives in Tennessee. She is very much in my constant prayer today because I’ve read that storms are blowing through there.

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For me, at least, today is as it should be on solstice, a time to recognize and pay tribute to the changes this makes in people’s lives, whether we’re aware of it or not. I remember being made aware of solstice at the appropriate times off and on when I was growing in the home of my parents. The time of year was brightened somewhat by anticipating Christmas.

Christmas traditions, by now, are familiar to people all over the world. My Church stressed the spiritual values of Christmas, which really came in handy for child of one of the poorer families in the community. While not anticipating much to show for having had a Christmas tree, I learned not to covet what other children might have, and to focus on what Jesus taught about loving one another.

Back to Solstice–I remember having the blues in the days leading up to Solstice, but I was distracted by the Christmas season. Looking back through the memory of my mental state, I know the imposing darkness.soothed my inner gloom at a time when gloominess was strictly forbidden.

Christmas always was a beautiful day. Always, without fail. No matter what the weather conditions were. I do believe the Holy Spirit visited our little road on that day.

I say this because my childhood home was not itself the source of my good cheer. I always carried the tinge of disappointment throughout the day, as all my dilemmas of Christmas Magic versus existential angst proved unanswerable yet again.

My parents couldn’t get along. Mom (God bless her) always tried to dispose of the evidence as quickly as possible. I think she feared I would keep hunting through the torn gift wrap having lost my mind in the disillusionment. My father would battle her impulse to clean up; he was wise to know that Christmas must not disappear without a trace early Christmas morning no matter how modest the gifts had been. (This paragraph is a delicately painted, nostalgic understatement of the high-stress tensions in my lower middle class household  which were potentially rife on any day, barely maintained even on Christmas.)

The greatest joy of my Christmas was to get to see what the other children on the street had received. I especially enjoyed the quiet kindness of their parents as I was welcomed into their homes. I realize now that they had my childhood friends on very strict control during these visits.

My mom wouldn’t let the neighborhood children in our house, so I would them what I had received, try to look satisfied and change the subject. Only once or twice did a neighbor child question the truthfulness of my accounting. I think that was the reason I explained to Tina about Santa Claus. Her mom was really disappointed. I’m sure more so even than Tina was. Claudia (the mom) scolded me. I couldn’t think of anything to say. Tina was two years younger than I, which surely means I was still very young.

But, I digress. Today is not Christmas. I brought up Christmas in order to relate it back to the reason that I am loving the Solstice so much today which is that it justifies my mood, both the grim tone of my past few days and my optimism today. The darkness has been closing in, but I can rest assured it won’t get any worse. By Christmas day, my world will be brighter.

Happy Holidays Everyone!!! My blog is almost a year old. You who read it are real to me, and I feel bad for neglecting your blogs as well as my own.

via It is a Good Winter Solstice For Me | day3of.

Please Like Me or Don’t Hurt Me

I’m middle aged—And that is not to be confused with a younger person who has begun to fear growing old. I don’t have much cancer, talent, muscle, or money;  One could say I live my life accordingly. I live in Alabama. That is where I love from. I’m glad to be alive even though I cannot really justify it much of the time.

I regret what the human race has done to our world. I’m trying to find courage to live so as not to regret too much of what I’ve done with my life. I try not to hate, dread, or envy, but I’m willing to rant, hide, or beg.

Disclaimer: I can be too preachy and dread realizing that I have sounded as though I have no idea what I’m talking about.  Also, if something in my poetry seems nonsensical, it wasn’t on purpose…and could be the result of a cognitive dysfunction on my part.

I desire safe, beautiful, purposeful adventure. I desire to be known as a loving person. I desire to bring joy to my loved ones if I possibly can before it’s too late.

Below, please find partial lyrics for The Talking Heads’, “What a Day That Was.”

… There are fifty thousand beggars
Roaming in the streets
They have lost all their possessions
They have nothing left to eat…

… I’m dreaming of a city
It was my own invention
I put the wheels in motion
A time for big decisions

And on the first day, we had everything we could stand
Ooh and then we let it fall
And on the second day, there was nothing else at all
Ooh what a day that was…

… Ooh that’s the way it goes
There’s a million ways- to get things done
There’s a million ways- to make things work out…

__________________ Yours in hope, Day3of

For Me, The Night, A Thunderstorm Distant, Gentle Rain Present, Open Window in my Open Stairwell

12/22/13 Sunday morning. The sun rests.

As my refrigerator turns off in the kitchen behind me, the sweet thunder fades too, as though they were singing in chorus. Now, in the time it took for me to write the previous sentence, I can still hear the storm somewhere, but it sounds like a memory. I can hear light, steady rainfall  bouncing in puddles because the window in the center of my house is open three inches.

The window really is in the center, the center of the north wall of my square house.  Its sill is nine feet over the main level floor. It’s in the midway landing of the stairwell. My recliner sits at the foot of the stairwell, with just enough room not to be obstructive. I have a small house which fits like a glove.

While writing the paragraph above, I could also hear the small oscillating fan up in my bedroom. Now the refrigerator behind me is back on, as well as the water heater in the curtained closet next to my chair. I can’t hear the fan, the rain sounds like a faint trickle. The thunder spoke up a little louder for a few minutes to help me remember God, but now the storm seems — for my ears to imagine it — sleeping like my cat and my dog in my quiet life, where my soul presides … after all.

Facing my eastern windows, I see the houses across the road. The grey morning is exceptionally beautiful, and I recognize that I am happy by my having thought the grey morning beautiful.I can’t see far above the roof line of my neighbors houses because my windows look through my covered porch.

Now all is quiet, but the oscillating fan upstairs. Occasionally the storm makes muffled sounds, as though talking in sleep. I’ve heard a couple of birds since the light began–just now a crow.

I’m yawning. I don’t want to go to sleep. My body didn’t rest well, but I want to stay up and go to church. I got up with the storm this morning around 4, because I had felt the air pressure change and heard a couple of very distant sonic booms. Once I opened the window, I knew there was nothing to fear, but then I wanted to stay up.

I don’t know how to end this little story. I hear geese.

It’s already 7:20. No decision is still a decision, right? Yet, I think for me to decide to stay up is probably the same as “no decision”. I wonder if this case should give me insight into the nature of some of my choices. In this case, I’m going to fight sleep, try to forge ahead as though my destiny is tied in to mastering the challenges of unnatural states of “becoming”.

It’s so rare to have a beautiful experience of pre-dawn aloneness. I don’t want to let it go.

I’ve made my decision. I’m not going to decide while fingers are poised to type. God loves me. I’m going to take it easy on myself, and see what happens next. Good day everyone.

Just Today Please…REALLY??? « Trying to find time with The Culture Monk

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– The Periphrastic Mind of Kenneth Justice

[Terry: In My High School Latin, I was taught that the Passive Periphrastic meant a way of saying something that walked all the way around the building (periphrastic).  But for the life of me, I can’t find much that’s Passive about Mr. Justice.]

Just Today Please…REALLY???

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by Kenneth Justice ~So much to do so little time….How many of us often feel a tad bit overwhelmed with all that we have going on?

Whenever I visit my various friends in the suburbs I’m not sure whether to be impressed or sad to see their calendars and appointment books filled to overflowing with appointments and tasks that need to be done. A while back I called a friend of mine and asked him if he wanted to go out for coffee and he said, “Kenneth, looking at my appointment book I can’t see any openings in the near future, could you call me in three to four months and check back then?”

Three to four months? Huh??? Hey, I’ll be the first to admit that I tend to be ‘last-minute guy’. I’m not a big fan of having a schedule that is so filled with appointments, meetings, and tasks that I have to tell someone, ‘Call me back in three – four months’. Because, to be honest with you; I’ve been there before. Shortly after graduating High School I worked two jobs; a 9-5 day job, and during the evenings & weekends I worked in (gulp) politics. The political job was high pressure; suit and tie, non-stop meetings, fundraisers, strategy sessions……it was intense. I worked seven days a week for more than a year……. When friends would call me up to get coffee, I was just like my friend; I’d have to check my calendar because my schedule was jammed packed and I had very few openings…..

After a year or so of living life that way; I had enough. It was simply too hectic, too much busyness and not enough time spent with friends and family. However, even though my schedule changed as the years went by, I still had a hard time giving up a behavior that I developed; I worried too much about tomorrow.

Many of us live each day of our life carrying a lot of ‘worry’ around with us;

—) We worry about our children

—) We worry about our significant other

—) We worry about our vocation

We worry, worry, worry One of the bible verses I always had a difficult time understanding when I was younger has to do with something Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own

I struggled with that saying of Jesus because I didn’t understand; how am I not supposed to worry about tomorrow? Isn’t it good that I’m worried about tomorrow and the work I’ve got to get done, my responsibilities, bills, debt, and everything else that goes with the future?

But now that I’m a little bit older I’m beginning to realize; worrying about tomorrow is simply too tiring. Its exhausting. Some people even get sick because they worry about tomorrow. I recall writing an essay in college about people who get sick on Sunday nights because they start thinking about having to go to work the next day.

A business acquaintance of mine has told me repeatedly that the worst day of his week is Sunday night; “My stomach starts getting upset, I feel nauseous, and I have a hard time going to sleep….all because I can’t stop thinking about having to go to work the next morning” he says.

Yet the simple fact of the matter is that as long as I worry about tomorrow; I can’t enjoy the wonderful thing that is today. I know that may sound trite, but as simplistic as it may be….its very true. When we worry about tomorrow it affects our friendships, our family, our children, and more. Worry can cause us to become locked up in paralysis; unable to truly enjoy and live out the day.

Worry is one of the chief issues that is leading so many people throughout the Western World to pop pills. Worry can lead to anxiety, depression, and a whole host of other psychological responses that doctors label “a reason to prescribe you medication”

Yet in the end, we have a choice don’t we? We have the choice to learn how to stop worrying; how to let go of the burdensome thoughts that weigh us down.

There’s nothing wrong with planning for the future; in fact that is a good attitude to have….but worrying about the future can become a problem.

As for me, I’ll have Just Today please, and a coffee to go with it,

Kenneth

via Just Today Please…REALLY??? « The Culture Monk.

Welcome to a new friend: Jordan Wells | The Voice Of The Prophetic Report

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Evangalist Jordan Wells  has been preaching the gospel since he was nineteen, and is a student and expert in the study of bible prophecy, and the endtimes. Evangalist Jordan Wells is currently  attending Crossroads Bible College were he has received a degree in leadership and Ministry, and graduating with his Bachleors Degree in Biblical Counseling. Once he is done with his studies there next year he will be enrolling to there graduate program that next semester. He has served as Associate Minister/Teacher/ Youth Leader at End Time Trumpet Ministries, among other churches. Evangalist Jordan Wells is a young man of God that has a deep love for the lost.  Jordan Wells was called to preach the prophetic word of God at the age of seventeen after experiencing death, from a drug overdose, and since then his life has been dedicated to the study of bible prophecy, and the endtime. He has spent thousand of hours in Biblical Prophecy research, and enjoys helping others in the understanding of the times in which we live. He is currently married to his young wife Latisha, and Co-Founder of the The Voice of the Prophetic Report Ministries. He calls his self the Co-founder, because Jesus Christ is the Founder. Evangalist Jordan Wells  keeps The Voice Of The Prophetic Report homepage updated with the latest EndTime News and Updates daily. The Partners of The Voice Of The Prophetic Report  are beloved for there support of the ministry. And even those that do not have the funds, but are fateful followers of the ministry. We say thank you for believing in what God is doing threw us, lets spread this Endtime message together, because the End Time is Now.

via About Jordan Wells | The Voice Of The Prophetic Report.

The Voice Of The Prophetic Report is a ministry dedicated to reaching a lost world with the message of Jesus Christ, threw the teaching of bible prophecy. The Voice Of The Prophetic Report is a weekly radio show, that has been commissioned by the lord to preach, and teach bible prophecy, and to be a watchman on the wall, to all those with a ear to hear. The Voice Of The Prophetic Report, also donates to several charities all around the world. Tune in each week, for the latest in News, and prophetic teachings concerning the End Of The Age, and bible prophecy. The bible says, that those with knowledge of the times shall instruct many. Lets reach this world with the spreading of bible prophecy together, thanks for joining The Voice Of The Prophetic Report. We have also added our weekly news section, were we will be publishing articles concerning the fullfillment of bible prophecy in our daily news.  You can visit us directly at http://www.jordanwellsministries.com

When the lord called me to be a preacher of bible prophecy, and I started my research and study of the history of bible prophecy. One prophecy in the bible that the early church could not wrap there heads around was the prophecy of the mark of the beast found in revelation 13:15

15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark,which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.

Which states that there would be a system set up by the Anti-Christ that would be cashless, and would be able to not only track were you were, but would also be able to number you, and that only with that number would you be able to buy or sell. Can you imagine hearing this prophecy two thousand years ago, before technology was even a word. They still used tangible money, and did not understand how a person could be number, and that number be the source of buying or selling. So for two thousand years, the church just walked by faith, and preached that this would occur just as the bible had predicted. Prophecy virtually dead for over a thousand years, but all of a sudden the bones in Ezekiel started developing meat after the event known as the Holocaust, and Israel pops back on the world scene after two thousand years of being without a home just as the bible predicted, and after years of persecution under the horrific reign of Hitler. So all those that predicted that Jesus would come back before Israel become a nation, did not understand bible prophecy. Because bible prophecy revolves around this one tiny nation, the seventieth week of Daniel, actually starts when Israel makes a peace agreement with the Palestinians, which is in the process of happening as we speak. So fast forward to the year 2013, we not only have the technology to make this prophecy a reality. We are actually seeing the technology that will be used for the mark of the beast, in our news daily. As of September 8, 2013, Iowa joins Mississippi, Florida and Idaho as participant states in the Records and Information from DMV’s for E-Verify (RIDE) program.The RIDE program allows the federal government’s E-Verify system to verify information from employees who submit a state driver’s license or state identification document in the course of the I-9 Employment Verification Process. Touted as a mechanism to fight identity fraud, RIDE seeks to boost the accuracy of the E-verify employment eligibility verification process. While RIDE does not incorporate photos from the individual state database, it does provide all information provided in connection with the issuance of the driver’s license and state identification document.A state-issued driver’s license or state identification document are two of the items from a list of choices that an employee can present to an employer as a “List B” document (to verify identity) in connection with Form I-9 verification. In 2011, E-Verify expanded its information sources to include driver’s licenses.RIDE allows employers to verify the information associated with a state issued driver’s license or identification card. This can help prevent unauthorized persons from using a fraudulently obtained document to obtain a job.

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Tankards-ws-300x225The gospel of God wants us to have riches, has become the gospel of a majority of the mega churches across the west. Thousands flock to hear the famous minister tell them of how the kingdom should be rich, and that God himself was rich. We are now seeing these men and when take there, circus acts to national television. Our latest circus act comes from  Nashville were a new reality show is set to launch this fall featuring a Gospel musician and his blended family, who claim that they were called by God to be rich. Ben Tankard is a best-selling jazz musician, who has won 12 Stellar awards for his instrumental Gospel albums, and has received multiple Dove and Grammy nominations. The Nashville-based musician is now poised to have his own reality show called Thicker Than Water, which will give viewers a glimpse into his lavish lifestyle.The network has also released a trailer that gives viewers a sneak peak into the life and belief system of the Tankard family. We will take a look at this video at the end of this article. This is not the only abomination that has been placed on TV, there is also a new show called Preachers Of LA, were a group of ministers make a mockery of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,  preaching the same gospel, which is that Jesus called us to be rich, and that when you accept Christ you can also enjoy heaven on earth now.

“We live life on the good side,” Ben Tankard states. “We live in a three-level mansion [with] seven vehicles to drive, plus I love my airplanes.”

His wife Jewel also explains that the family enjoys living large, and that she believes it is all a part of the will of God.

“[W]e will do everything big–his and her Mercedes, airplanes, houses,” she notes. “We’re just doing what God called us to do.

Jewel tells the audience that she came to believe that God wants Christians to be rich after observing a well-to-do pastor and his wife who adhere to the “prosperity gospel.”

“The first time that I realized God wanted us to be rich I was a senior in college, and I saw this phenomenal man and woman standing up preaching the word, and honey, there was nothing broke about them,” she states. “And I said, ‘O Lord, this is the Jesus I know.’” This entire family believes the same thing his son wants to surpass his fathers wealth, and wants to become a billionaire. These are just a few quotes from the article, when I started to read this article it brought tears to my eyes. Because this is not the gospel of Jesus Christ, this is a apostate Christianity, that the bible predicted would be the Christianity of the End Time 2 Thessalonians 2

Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness[a] is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

In this chapter we see the Apostle Paul predicting that there would be a great falling away of the church, we also see in revelation 17, a false Christianity that will be lead by the False Prophet, that will work hand in hand with the Anti-Christ, and his one world government. These kind of so called Christians have no idea whats going on in there world, and are so far away from the will of God, that they would not know Jesus if he hit them in the face. Jesus Christ himself lived the life of a servant, and preached against that kind of lifestyle, because this was not the way of the kingdom.  Jesus at times did not even have a place to stay, and would room with sinners. Jesus taught servant hood, and humility, he is the one who introduced the fact that it was hardier for a rich person to go to heaven, that for a camel to go threw the eye of a needle (Mathew 19:24) The apostles before the holy spirit came had this same twisted thinking, when we see the apostle arguing for the greatest position in the coming kingdom, lets take a look.

Mathew 18:1-4

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[Terry: Um…What’s going on today? I’m really confused. }

Why “straight out mean comments and accusations.”?| Catching up with old friends: Defusing Chaos

Evangelical door-hoppers

I understand passion especially when it comes to Religion because I have such strong feelings towards mine.

But I do not understand why God-fearing people would approach potential brothers and sisters with straight out mean comments and accusations.

The Shopping centre

One afternoon whilst walking into the doors of our local shopping centre I was approached by a man with a Jesus flyer and the first things out of his mouth were:

“You are going to hell.”

So I stopped and looked at my 5 and 6 year old children which also heard what the man said.

I replied, “Don’t say that to me especially in front of my kids, who do you think you are?”

He continued;

“If you haven’t accepted Jesus then you will be going to hell.”

I thought for a moment that I could start a conversation with this man but I had no time.

So I replied, “Do you know that you are not going to Jannah.”

He looked at me and said, “What is Jannah?”

So I walked off and said, “Look it up.”

Why would someone have so much enthusiasm to go out and preach but know nothing about other religions is beyond me. Continue reading →

Mind’s Seat |Welcome to a new friend: Marmar Thunder

The Thinker

 

Likes green, chess, coffee, Naruto, Relient K, Sanctus Real, 3 Idiots, Jackie Chan, Francis Chan, simple minded people.

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mind's seatTelling something about myself has always been a difficult task. I don’t know why. Perhaps I don’t know myself that much or maybe I’m just not that confident to say “I am that person”. But I guess it’s fair enough to tell my readers a little something about the author. I am Marmar Dagu-ob. I was born on the 4th of June in the year 1987 in the island of Sicogon which is in the Western Visayas region of the country Philippines. I am now residing in Bacolod City which is known as the city of smiles. I guess I am that guy who easily give up. I don’t have much confidence. I’m too shy, too scared, and too weak (physically and emotionally). You can say insecurity is my nick name. I didn’t finish school. I endured 3 years of Civil Engineering and then just gave up. I took jobs in help of friends and family. And I was a mediocre. And the saddest part is I keep silent when criticisms come and unfair treatment surrounds. I was both an underdog and a loser. But things changed when I came to know Jesus. I became positive and hopeful and fearless of the future. I became a happy person and mature. I’m no longer confused about the purpose of my life and the essence of my existence. My heart was filled with compassion for other people. And then desire of serving God consumed my heart that I keep thinking about it and prayed for it. Now I am a totally different person. I want to inspire, encourage and influence others. I want people to know Jesus Christ for everybody needs a savior.

via The Thinker | Mind’s Seat.

The Thought

The purpose of this blog primarily is to influence minds to think positively.

This world is not perfect and culture has totally gone wrong.

This blog aims to provide opinions that are helpful in uplifting morality and promote Christ-like mentality.

Posts from this blog defy negativism and uphold human responsibility.

This blog is committed to helping readers find a sense of purpose and experience life at its fullest.

So if you are looking for an inspiration or ways to keep others inspired I hope this blog might be of great help.

I know we are surrounded with modern thinking and new ideas and principles that are perverted and drawn out from self-seeking desire.

I hope that in this blog you’ll find life bigger than you use to think and larger than what we were taught.

It is my desire and privilege if you share some posts from this blog to your friends.

I am definitely dreaming for the impossible —to change the world.

But no matter how impossible it may seem I’m going to try anyway and would love to die trying.

So as long as I’m alive I’m going to keep on blogging and blogging.

I don’t care how many people are reached, how many people read, or how many people like.

Even if this blog could only influence one mind that’s enough reason for me to keep blogging.

I’m proud to be a blogger and a blogger I shall always be.

It’s not popularity nor admiration nor applause I’m after.

I’m just here to blog and blog purposely even if I’m not good enough which I already knew.

I’m not a professional writer so it’s possible there will be haters and dislike-rs.

Even so I’m going to pursue this anyway because I believe somehow I can influence your mind.

The battle is in the mind.

So change starts in the mind.

May this blog be a tool of reconstructing culture and the repair of society.

This blog challenges you to rethink your mindset and find courage to stand out among your generation.

God bless you and may you meet Him soon.

Enjoy reading this blog.

Philippians 4:8

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [a]lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, [b]dwell on these things.

A Coffee Can’t Be Lukewarm

 

A coffee can’t be lukewarm.
coffee cupWho would want a lukewarm coffee?
Some prefer an iced coffee while others are addicted to a hot coffee.
I am one of those who are addicted to coffee and I just can’t let a day goes by without having a coffee.
A day without coffee would be a very uncomfortable day.
I love coffee.
The other thing I love about coffee is getting to be around with people who enjoy coffee just like you do.
How did I begin to love coffee is a memorable one.
I was raised in a poor family.
When I was a child I had an asthma and I got to be in the hospital often.
My sickness deprived me of a lot of things that kids should be enjoying.
I didn’t have the chance to learn basketball and biking and the only choice I had is to stay home and experience repetitions of falling from the stairs.
I was physically weak and mentally confused with what on earth did I exist for.
That part of my story has nothing to do with coffee.
Here’s where the coffee comes in.
In our place poor families don’t have hotdogs, or egg, or bacon, or corned beef for breakfast.
What we have is plain coffee that goes with a spoon.
What’s the spoon for?
The spoon is used to scoop rice soaked in the cup of coffee.
So that was what we call breakfast.
On my high school years I was already living with my father’s older sister.
Their lifestyle was a bit better than ours so what I had for breakfast then was coffee and bread.
And that’s how I became familiar with coffee.
When I went to college I had to stay late to study and coffee was there to keep me awake.
When I became a christian most pastors I met were also coffee drinkers.
Then I learned to love coffee.
More stories are told, more ideas are discussed, more plans are laid while the coffee is hot.
I have never met a person who enjoys a lukewarm coffee.

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To make sense with this article let me shift your attention from coffee to Christianity.
If you’re a christian have you thought about how you intend to live your life?
When you sing the words like “I love you Lord” how much do you really love  Him?
When you utter phrases like “Lord I give you my heart” or “Jesus I believe in You and I will go to the ends of the earth”, how much of your heart are you really giving and how willing are you to lay down your life for the sake of others?
Liking Jesus is easy for us christians but do we actually want to be like Him? 

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What would life be without–Slingshot and Cowgirl Celeste?

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When evening time came, the group bunker-ed down by a gentle following stream. Celeste was tired.  The hours of riding were taking its toll on her body.  She slowly got off her horse, aching with each movement that was made.  ”Jesus, God…y’all, I do believe this is going to be our last ride.  My age is kicking my ass!”  Celeste spoke to no one but her friends. “Let me take care of you two, and then, I plan to take a dip in that creek to relieve the pain in my body.”  Moving slowly she took off the saddle, and let the stallion roam to eat.  Wolf watched Celeste move slowly.  He knew something was changing inside her. He whimpered a little catching her attention.  ”I know my darlin’, I am aging, there is nothing I can do about it,” she lightly said.  Wolf stepped forward and rubbed his body against her strong legs, while Celeste ruffled his coat.

“I don’t know about you Wolf, but I have to get cleaned up.  I feel the dirt, and yuck all over me.”  With that said, Celeste didn’t wait.  She got out of her dirty buckskin outfit, and took it to the stream, washing the dirt away.  Then hung it on a pine tree to dry for the evening.  Standing in her birthday suit, she headed back to the stream to soak.  The stream’s water was cool and refreshing.  Slowly she lowered her body into the water, allowing the strain of riding all day, ebb away the pain. When finished, she didn’t dry off, she walked around her camp site till she dried.  Getting into her backpack she pulled out a light yellow cotton sundress.  The same dress she dressed in, when Valis thought she was a wooden fairy. She didn’t think of the time, but quickly put it on, adding her moccasins.  She grabbed her bow and arrow, ready to hunt.  Wolf got excited. “Let’s do it dude, you ready?”  Wolf leaped in the air with glee, then circled around Celeste until she was ready.  ”Let me put a hobble on Quad, then we will go my son.  I have a hunger for fish tonight.  How about you?”  Wolf licked his lips, then started to dance around with excitement.  Celeste smiled.

Wolf took off into the woods, not waiting any longer for Celeste.  When she was done hobbling the stallion, she took off at a run into the forest, the same direction wolf took off in.  She followed the stream for a little while, until she came to a spot in the stream that had a deep pool.  She knew the trout loved to pool into the larger part of the stream.  She sat and waited upon a boulder, right above the large pool.

It didn’t take her too long to see the rainbow trout surface.  She cocked her arrow into her bow. When she was ready to release the arrow, she was knocked off the boulder suddenly by wolf, sending her into the pool with a loud splash.  ”Damn it, WOLF…What the hey dude!” Celeste yelled out.  She could see the smile the damn wolf displayed.  She couldn’t get mad at him, it was her own folly not hearing him approach her. Since she was already wet and still held her bow, she went under water to try and retrieve some of her arrows.

Like a little fish, Celeste got all her arrows, and threw her bow with the arrows upon the bank of the stream.  She took one arrow and dived under water again.  When she came up for air, she produced a nice size trout, speared by her arrow.  Wolf sat on the boulder he knocked her off, while eating a squirrel for dinner. She smiled at wolf, and got out of the pool, then headed back to her camp site to cook her dinner, wolf followed.

Celeste had only brought a few change of clothing.  She wiggled into a pair of shorts an a T-shirt. Then built a small fire to cook the fish, while making a batch of herbal tea.  The evening with her friends was the best feeling she has had in a long time, since her return from Haiti. When dinner was completed, she took out her bed roll, laid down with Wolf laying next to her, and quickly fell asleep.

via “Let’s do it dude, you ready?” | Slingshot…Fiction, Adult, Romance story.

Aint that amazing! | Welcome to a new friend: Mizzpiggikinz

About Chelsey

I love writing, reading, and typing. I would love to be a journalist someday. I hope my poems, daily Bible reading stories and writings have an impact on your life. I hope they mean something to you and I hope you understand that I want people to read these stories and apply them to your life. God changed my life into something brand new. So I hope as you read my stories that you can see just how much God has made an impact on my life. I love my LORD. So I hope that you love Him too. :) Thank You. ♥

via Missionaries : | Mizzpiggikinz.

LOVE ♥

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Love is the greatest feeling.
Love is like a play.
Love is what I feel for you, each and everyday.
Love is like a smile.
Love is like a song.
Love is a great emotion, that keeps us going strong.
I love you with my heart, my soul, and strength.
I might be shy, but I cant help but think, this is who we were meant to be.
Me and You for eternity!

Missionaries 🙂

MISSIONARIES

I’m 16 and this wholes year I’ve had a burden for missionaries. At first I never really thought about actually being a Missionary. But I went to a youth conference with my youth group, and that week they were talking about a Missionaries. There was a Missionary there named, Bobby Bonner. And he used to be a national Baseball player. He is in Baseball history for the most innings in a game. It was a record! At his time, he was the most known baseball player. His wife was close to God, and then God just got a hold of Bobby Bonner’s life. And he gave up everything he had with baseball, and gave everything he had to God. He became a missionary to Africa. And his stories are AMAZING! He told this one story at the youth conference about when he was in Africa. He said that he went to this village and gave the Gospel out, beginning with “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.” Because that village didn’t even know the name of Jesus, they’ve never heard of Jesus before. So Bro.Bonner explained to them about God and how God created all the earth and the things in the earth and he talked about Jesus and how He died on the cross to save them. And that whole village got saved. Then as they began to sing and dance and sing some more. Another village came over wanting to know why they were singing and dancing. And they were singing and dancing cause they now knew Jesus they knew who he was and that they got saved! Then that group of people from that other village wanted to know who Jesus was. And then that whole village got saved! Then another village came and then another!! It was so amazing, to see God’s blessing s upon Bro. Bonner. He got to lead at least 4-5 villages to the LORD! :) How great is that!!!

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But anyways, as I was telling my mom about it all, she told me this, “Thats funny you say that, cause since you were about 13 I have felt God telling me that He wants you to be a missionary.” Aint that amazing! How God was telling me about missions and He was telling my mom about it too. She said that it’s gonna be hard cause she doesn’t want me to go. Cause im her daughter. She doesn’t want me to leave. But then again, she knows it’s God’s calling for me. I told her that she doesn’t have to worry, I’ll be safe. And I wont be leaving anytime soon. :) I’m so happy.
Thank you, dear LORD. You’ve showed me something so amazing. I love you, LORD! :)

The Book of Revelation The Knowledge and Mystery of the Seven Church – Catching up with All Things Rabyd

All Things Rabyd

The first thing we need to dismiss is the idea that the churches represent some seven ages of the church because if we are going to interpret Revelation with an eye on how it was originally understood we need to realize these seven churches were real churches with real people with real leaders.  Jesus is addressing them and not some vision of the future for the church universal.

So what then do we know about them?

The Church of Ephesus

The church of Ephesus was addressed in its own book Ephesians by Paul and Paul left Timothy there to be its bishop at the time of the Pastoral Epistles.  The temple of Diana was its central core and became a place of dispute between Paul and the silversmiths in Acts.  In Roman times the city was the capital of Asia Minor.  It was ultimately the area’s richest and most influential city.  It remained so until the Goths sacked it in the third century AD.

The Church of Smyrna

The church of Smyrna is shrouded in mystery because very little is known until later when church fathers like Polycarp and others write of it.  At the time of Revelation being written it was constantly in competition with its two neighbors Ephesus and Pergamum to be the best city in Asia Minor.  It had a significant Jewish colony and so the church was probably made up of both Jews and Gentiles.  Other than that the Bible and other sources tell us little of the church at the time.

The Church of Pergamum

The church in Pergamum is not as well known either.  The city was constantly a place that changed hands but it had one main feature which was its temple to the god Zeus.  It was a proper roman city and the church in it would have been faced on every side with this fact.

The Church of Thyatira

Thyatira is mentioned as the place Lydia was from who met Paul and Silas when they were in Philippi in the book of Acts.  The city was known for the dyes and textiles, thus Lydia was a seller of purple.  The town was devoted to this trade so all of its occupants were tradesmen both Jew and Gentile.

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via The Book of Revelation – Part 39 – The Knowledge and Mystery of the Seven Churches | All Things Rabyd.

Joy (Are You a #Stripper or a #Customer?) |Welcome to a new friend: Joseph Kiser

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How do you say that you serve Jesus and not alienate everyone around you?

Are you broken? …or pretending not to be?

via About | Joseph Kiser.

Joy (Are You a Stripper or a Customer?)

We cannot understand love if we do not face the depth of evil in and around us.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD.”

The standard way to translate this is: “You’re a dirty sinner and you’re gonna go to hell! Stop drinkin’ the whiskey so you can be saved!”  Which, of course, is stupid on a level that will make blood shoot out of your eyes.

But what does it mean then?

This passage holds the key to everything.  It is a many faceted gem that you can peer into from different angles and see different attributes.  First, the low-hanging fruit: yes, we are all dirty sinners.  But, if I stop (or even linger) there, I miss everything that is wonderful about this passage.  All of its beauty and love is drained into the equivalent of a blood pit at the slaughter house.

But what does it mean?!?!?

It means: We are all equal.

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Charred and Scarred

I started this blog as a way to organize my mind to write the book that was hiding in there.

I went quiet for a couple months as I gathered my material and finished writing the book.

The editing has been grueling, humbling and even embarrassing.  I’m now in the proofing phase.

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The dark creature that lives inside us crawls out in the middle of the night. The dark creature that lives beside us joins in the fray. Together they destroy everything. It’s not an accident and it isn’t funny. What’s left is a puddle on the floor and splattered on the walls. The memories won’t go away and they don’t grow dim. This is our life. This is the struggle that we will always face. There is only one escape.

We all feel like we’re alone in the secrets we carry and we fight daily to build a life around the darkness in our lives. Pretending won’t make the bad things go away.

This is a story about building a life in spite of the pain – not a fairytale that denies it.

“a full time thinker, philosopher and author about the nature of life and reality” – Welcome to a new friend: James Need

‘The Commonsense Philosopher’

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Hello, my name is James, and I am a full time thinker, philosopher and author about the nature of life and reality, and who we really are.

Ever since I was a young boy I have always been deeply fascinated in wanting to understand life and who we really are at the deepest level. I have always wanted to answer the big questions and mysteries in life, and through my writing, I am very excited to share with you what I have found whilst in search for those answers.

In my blog I will cover a whole range of topics, from;
– the true nature of life…
– the true nature of who we really are and why we are here…
– the true nature of reality and how we create it…
– simple ways to raise our vibration and improve the way we feel…
– how to get into harmony with your wants and desires…
– and information and help about how to start taking control of what you create and attract into your life on a day to day basis…

My intention with my blog is to always keep my thoughts, insights and pointers to that that is beyond words, as simple and as direct to the point as possible.

I hope you enjoy following my blog :) . Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or jus generally want a chat. You an also join my free weekly email service by clicking on the blue link below;

http://eepurl.com/y13Xf

Love and joy to all…

James
‘The Commonsense Philosopher’
http://www.jamesneed.com
#Needphilosophy

via About James | ‘The Commonsense Philosopher’.

Be easy on yourself…

Be easy on yourself…

You don’t need to ‘figure out’ your entire life right now…

You don’t need to ‘sort’ everything out and make decisions on how things are going to be…

You just have to relax into this moment…

You just have to let go internally…

Let go of the need to evaluate and analyse your life…

Let go of the need to judge yourself, life and others…

Just accept and surrender to this moment as it is…

No matter how much you resist it, this moment already is…

Then, as you continue to practice surrender in your daily life it will start to merge into your natural state of being, your natural state of mind, and then, you will find as Jesus beautifully described ‘‘the peace that passes all understanding’’.

You don’t need to figure anything out…

Just relax…

Just be here now…

Books

The essence of this book is to help you understand life, reality, who you really are, and why you are here, at a much deeper level. So as a result you can start to access much higher states of mind and improve the quality of your life experience, and so you can start to become a powerful creator of your own reality. This book will really help you to see that you have grown up in a society that is profoundly disconnected from life, and it is this disconnection from life and who we really are, that is causing all problems on a collective and individual level.
This book is about helping you to find a much higher state of mind so you feel much more at home inside yourself and the world. In other words; no longer will the way you feel be dependent on other people, situations or events, and no longer will your mind be run by a false sense of self that keeps you constantly evaluating, judging, predicting and incessantly thinking about the past and future. Your mind will feel much more at peace in the present moment, you will start to access your true power and inner freedom, and you will start to become much more in control of what you create and attract into your experience.
This book is written in a very ‘hands on’ style that is very simple and direct to the point. And it not only gives people simple techniques to improve the quality of their life experience, but it also helps people to implement them into their daily life.
Once you have read this book you will have an overall understanding of the true nature of life and who you really are, and the true nature of reality and how you are creating it. You will have at your disposal a whole range of very simple techniques that will drastically improve the quality of your life experience, and that will allow you to start to blossom into a powerful creator of your own reality. Remember life is fundamentally an internal journey, not an external journey, and this book is going to point you towards that inner path…

‘The Truth about Life and Who You Really Are’ is currently available for immediate ebook download via Amazon and the ibookstore for iphones and ipads. As well as via many other ebooks outlets such as sony, barnes and noble, baker and taylor, copia, scribd, gardners, and kobo. ‘The Truth about Life and Who You Really Are’ will also available in print form within the next 6-9 months.

Books about to be launched very soon…

The following are a small range of books about to be launched very soon within the next couple of months. I am extremely excited for them as I believe they can really help people in many different areas of their life. They are very simple and very direct to the point. The titles are as follows;

‘How to get into Harmony with Your Desires’

‘Portals in Oneness’

‘Practicing Oneness’

‘The Secret is Here and Now’

‘What is Enlightenment?’

Love and joy to all…

James
‘The Commonsense Philosopher’

“Please tell me that there has been some awful mistake.” | Catching up with sophiebowns

Planchette- Part 144

“Oscar!”

“Is Ava okay? Mum what’s happened, what’s wrong? Hanna? Mrs Bali? Oh God it’s Ava isn’t it?” Oscar swung his legs over the end of the bed.

Mrs Bali inhaled. “Oscar, Ava endured excessive bleeding after birth, before and during the operation, something that we call a Postpartum haemorrhage. There’s no easy way to say this I’m sorry to have to tell you that”….

“Oh Oscar I’m so sorry.” Janet gasped.

Oscar fell forwards off the end of the bed, his fall lessened by Janet who caught him, gently lowering his limp body floor.

“Jesus! He’s fainted!” Hanna swiftly checked Oscar’s pulse

“Shall I inform the Bereavement services?” Mrs Bali inquired, placing a pillow under his head.

Hanna shook her head. “No, I’ll let Oscar make that decision for himself.” They raised Oscar’s legs, placing them on a chair. Janet pulled the blanket off the bed, covering him once more.

“He’s so cold, just like Ava was before. Christ! This will be the end of him, he’s been through enough hell for one year, part of it is my fault. Poor Clara, she wont even remember Ava.”

Hanna shook her head. “Oscar will come to. I’ll do his blood pressure; we’ll need to keep a close eye on that. It’s very low.”

Janet shook him gently. “Oscar.”

Oscar stirred, retching violently. Hanna rapidly placed a cardboard bowl under his mouth as he vomited mostly saliva from his empty stomach. His eye lids fluttered and a tear trickled down his cheek. Janet wiped his mouth, handing the bowl to Hanna and holding a white plastic cup of iced water to his lips.

“Here, try and drink this.”

“Please tell me that there has been some awful mistake. Ava gave in, she said it was her time and that she wanted to die, but it wasn’t.  She was so, so young. I should be dead not her, she was healthy and so full of life.” Oscar wept.

“Oscar, no! You’re a wonderful person and mean the world to Clara!”

“Oh yes, I’m so great that I made Ava’s life a misery?”

“No, Ava carved out her own existence  She needed more help than she ever let on. I know that some of it was out of her hands, but she didn’t treat you well!

I know.” Oscar sniffed.

“Ava’s Aunt is on her way to the hospital as we speak.”

“What was her reaction?” Janet handed him some tissues.

For More Click Here Planchette- Part 144 | sophiebowns.

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” Catching up with W.O.W

W.O.W. Words of Wisdom

Time keeps slipping

Time

We have all heard a warning or word of wisdom about our usage of time.  Songs have cautioned us about how quickly it sneaks by.  Books and seminars talk about time management.  Our society prides itself on being busy and squeezing so much into so little time.  We run from one meeting to another or one building to another.  We are always racing against time.  William Penn said, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”  There is one thing that can never slip through the hands of time.  Only one thing (for the subject of this blog) can feel as though it slows time down.  This is not the case, but it feels like it.

Psalms 90:12 in the Bible says, “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  There are so many moments in life that we need to slow down long enough to enjoy.  This verse seems to be telling me to slow down.  It is saying to understand the amount of time we have on this earth.  It tells of the only thing (in this moment) that is worthy of noticing…Purpose.

I recently read an article that had a hidden story of purpose within it.  The article was about a date seed that was over 2,000 years old.  It was found in an excavation site in 1963.  The seed was preserved in a receptacle used to trash date seeds after the date was eaten.  It had been sealed until it was opened in 1963.  They called the seed “Methuselah” because of the age.  They made sure the seed was viable and able to reproduce.  Finally, they decided to plant the 2,000 plus year old seed to see what would happen.  IT GREW!!!

What I received from this article is a greater understanding of purpose.  Even though the seed was ancient, it still had purpose within it.  It had been preserved and still held on to it’s purpose.  Though it was 2,000 years later, a different environment and different location, it still let what was inside of it out.  As I finished reading the article, I began to think about the people that are still trapped in a receptacle.  Thrown away by the world and never really able to get out of the funk they live in.  They still have purpose.  We all still have purpose.  There is still a place for us to be planted and cultivated.  We are sometimes too distracted with things to do instead of the people we can become.  This seed was just waiting to fulfill it’s purpose.  It had to wait 2,000 years to do it.  How long will we wait?  Benjamin Franklin quipped, “You may delay, but time will not.”  Time keeps on slipping into the future.

via Time keeps slipping | W.O.W. Words of Wisdom.

Catching up with The Accidental Cootchie Mama

The Accidental Cootchie Mama

Can I Gnaw on That?

london westminsterA repost I guarantee almost none of you have read……..from the June 2010 blog archives and my Rotary Friendship excursion to England.

Okay. So. On this trip to England, I realized that Charleston blue bloods have nothing on the English aristocracy. While at my current host, I was treated to shaking a hand that touched the Queen (not carnally – that I know of.)

Prior to his arrival, my hosts were all a-twitter, explaining that he’d lived in the local pile for years before abandoning it in favor of his son. One of England’s best examples of inbreeding run amok, they crowed. I imagined a cross between Jesus Christ and the Beast with Seven Heads and Ten Horns.

Aristocrat arrived, with American wife and dog in tow. He was tall, thin and about 75 years old, with old fashioned coke bottle glasses, greased unnaturally colored hair and an inside complexion. Russet corduroys, striped shetland wool jumper and tweed rounded out his couture. He shambled up and sat down across from an unprepared and unwitting me, innocently cutting up peppers for salad.

He mumbled unintelligible things, occasionally making clear a “sheep’s intestines are fine eating” or “pigs really do squeal most when they die.” I chopped my peppers and kept my expression neutral.

Until he asked me “Can I gnaw on that?”

I didn’t know whether he wanted to chomp on my leg after all the talk of butchering and killing animals, or whether he was referring to something else. Who asks someone if they can gnaw on anything? Gnaw? On? That?

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He rooted through the pile of vegetable refuse I’d created and tucked into a stray sliver of pepper with copious seeds attached. He continued to mumble about dead and dying animals as he spat seeds and saliva in my direction, cleaning up every single shard of garbage in the process.

A hand that shakes the Queen’s also gnaws on trash.

Hmmmmmm.

via Can I Gnaw on That? | The Accidental Cootchie Mama.

Welcome to a new friend| Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

Cole Ryan

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Hm.. I never know what to write here.

I’m Cole. Nope, I’m not famous enough for this to be written in third-person. I just thought I could use a blog as an outlet for some of my thoughts. I’m not a pastor or theologian or anything, I’m just a writer. I didn’t really think I’d get as much traffic as I have.. so I’m doing my best to make any improvements I can!

There isn’t very much to say about me, but there is plenty to say about my goal. To simplify it, though, I like to borrow Desiring God‘s mission statement: “Everything we do aims to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”

I wrote an eBook.. Dear Guys: A New Way To Date

Follow me on Twittah: @KingCohl

Subscribe to mah newsletter/email list for short, monthly updates!

ColeRyan.net was formally known as KingCohl.com

via About Me | Cole Ryan.

Christians & Dating

June 27, 2013 by Cole Ryan

Christians aren’t very good at dating. There have been plenty of Christian dating books and articles, and all of them have addressed the fact that there is a problem with the way we view dating, but none of them have really gotten to the root of the problem.

Ultimately, I think there are two reasons why the way we date doesn’t really work too well.

1. We either take dating too lightly, by simply dating someone to have fun or to fit in: in doing this we don’t even treat dating as a gateway to marriage – we hardly ever even consider marriage as an option.

2. Or we over-spiritualize and/or over-romanticize dating: in doing this we think that somehow “the one” is out there waiting for us – as if God designed a soul mate specifically for us.

Both of which are destructive.

I don’t think that the answer to either of these problems are as black and white as we like to think they are, or that they can be fixed as easily as we think they can be. These problems can’t be fixed with strategies and

formulas, that is what makes them tough.

I do think that if we get to the root of these problems that they will be much easier to fix. Most dating books and articles talk about the actions that take place within dating, they talk about how to date. I don’t think the answers we’re looking for will be found in behavior modification – we have to dig deeper than that. We have to find our motive and intention behind wanting to date someone, we have to find the reason for which we date someone.

I think focusing on the root of the problem rather than the surface of the problem is universally effective, yet we don’t apply this logic to dating.

This is why I wrote Dear Guys: A New Way To Date. It’s not your typical Christian dating book. It’s not a book telling you when to date, or how to date, it’s all about why we date – because when we figure out the why, it will change the when and the how.

I Recommend

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Love Does by Bob Goff

 

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Asaph’s Arrows by Kings Kaleidoscope

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The Village Church – Sermon Audio

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Welcome to a new friend| godssceneryandpromises

godssceneryandpromises

Welcome!

Love…

Love God

Love Family

Love Ministry

Love Life

Serve with Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control

Come on in…get to know us!!

My son makes “Mothering” easy and lots of fun!

This is my precious little girl!!

Drama Team ministry is my passion from God!

    

And here’s our 4 foot California King Snake!!

From my heart to yours…

Lessons to live the Christian life victoriously…

Living and loving close to the heart of Jesus…

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Where Are You???

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I’m at your feet, Lord!

There is nowhere else for me!

My King!

All I need is at Your feet!

My soul sings!


Here at Your feet I lay my life down!

Kneel before His feet!

Pour out your love for the Master!

Pour praise on Him like oil!

You weren’t there the night Jesus found me!

You did not feel what I felt…

When He wrapped His love all around me!

I was a prisoner to the sins that had me bound…

Until the day when Jesus came to me!

And healed my soul with the wonder of His touch!

So now I’m giving back to Him all the praise He’s worthy of!

I’ve been forgiven…

And that’s why I love Him so much!

You don’t know the cost of my praise!

You don’t know the cost of the oil in my alabaster box!!

At The Feet Of Jesus

Sermon by Rodney Burton

http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/at-the-feet-of-jesus-rodney-burton-sermon-on-jesus-christ-131517.asp

Luke 10:38-42

 ”As Jesus and His disciples were on their way,

 He came to a village where a woman named Martha

 opened her home to Him.

 She had a sister called Mary,

 who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said.

 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.

 She came to him and asked,

 ‘Lord,

 don’t You care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?

 Tell her to help me!’ 

 Martha, Martha,’

 the Lord answered,

 ‘you are worried and upset about many things, 

 but few things are needed—

 or indeed only one. 

 Mary has chosen what is better,

and it will not be taken away from her.’”

 

“This is where worship occurs.
Every time in the Word
we encounter Mary of Bethany (the sister of Lazarus),
we find her at the feet of Jesus.
The heart of worship is to find ourselves at the feet of Jesus in submission.
How often do we find ourselves there?
Do we really possess a strong desire for God and His presence?
Do we go through life largely consumed with secular pursuits and worldly entertainment,
while the things of God have little place in our lives?

1. At His Feet to Listen to His Words.

a. While Martha was busy,

Mary was at the feet of Jesus listening to Him.

b. She was open to what He had to say.

c. She was hungry to know Him and hear from Him.

d. Jesus declared that Mary had chosen the good part.

e. Sometimes we get so caught up like Martha

in trying to do the work and service of Christianity

that we forfeit what is really important.

f. We can get so busy in the doing that we forget the being.

g. The most important thing a Christian will ever do is

worship Jesus,

and the best place to do that is at His feet.

2. At His Feet to Bless and Anoint Him.

a. John 12:3  Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard,

an expensive perfume;

she poured it on Jesus’ feet

and wiped His feet with her hair.

And the house was filled with the fragrance

of the perfume.”

Mary anoints the feet of Jesus and wipes them with her hair.

b. So often people are looking to receive an anointing or blessing from God

rather than looking for opportunities to anoint and bless Him.

c. The highest degree or form of devotion is to give to someone

without the motivation of getting anything in return.

d. Mary’s act was motivated purely by love.

e. A note in the Full Life Study Bible declares,

(Mary’s) faith in and devotion to the Lord

is the highest example of what God desires in believers.

3. At His Feet When He Didn’t Do Things The Way She Wanted or Expected.

a. John 11:32 “When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw Him,

she fell at His feet and said,

‘Lord, if You had been here,

my brother would not have died.’”

Lazarus was in a tomb.

Surely Jesus could have prevented that.

b. Even though Jesus had not acted in the way Mary had desired,

she still laid at His feet in devotion, submission and worship.

c. The true character of a person’s heart will be revealed

when God acts differently from their desires or expectations.

d. Whenever God is doing things that are beneficial or going your way,

it is real easy to worship Him

and be at His feet.

e. True worship that is genuine and from the heart

comes regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves.”

Fall at His Feet!

Always!

                                

The best thing about living in Florida is getting to see God’s breath-taking sunsets all the time!

Whether I’m at the beach, on the golf course, at the park, driving across the bridge, or simply taking a walk…

People stop what they’re doing just to gaze at God’s magnificent artwork in the sky!

I can never get enough of it…

Here’s a sampling…

It’s awe-inspiring…

Be Blessed…

Enjoy!

     

   

   

   

  

    

Coming out of the Closet for Happiness | Speak Happiness

Coming out of the Closet for Happiness

Posted on June 21, 2013 by speakhappiness

Yesterday, I watched Gabrielle Union’s amazing speech accepting the Essence “Fierce and Fearless” Award, and it kicked my ass a little. A few lines from the speech will be tomorrow’s Happy Quote Saturday, but that is not the part that got to me.

The message that came through for me was that you can’t be successful if you aren’t living your truth, and if promoting yourself requires pretending, then it’s not worth it, and you won’t succeed anyway.

For the past few months, I have been promoting a book that I think has a broad audience. It doesn’t matter what your background, race, income, religion, nationality or life choices are, there is something in this book for everyone.

So I made a conscious decision that in the marketing of the book, I wouldn’t offend or turn off anyone. All are welcome as long as they have the resources to buy the book and the willingness to read it. Nobody needs to know my politics and beliefs if that might stop them from putting money in my pocket. So I hid all of that, including hiding the one thing I am most proud of — that I am a straight ally.

I was afraid that fact might cost me book sales. I was afraid that people who still cling to the belief that they have the right to define the marriage of total strangers might not buy my book if they knew.

You know what?

Screw that.

Those people need my book more than just about anyone else and if they want to let their prejudices stop them from reading it, it’s their loss, not mine.

I believe in Marriage Equality.

Beyond believing in it, I have written. produced and directed 44 commercials and PSAs and one documentary in support of it. Forty-Four! I have raised tens of thousands of dollars, donated hundreds of volunteer hours, flown around the country and sat on panels to talk about it, and I am so grateful to Gabrielle Union for reminding me that this is a huge part of my Truth!

The Declaration of Independence, one of the two most important documents in the history of this country, acknowledges that we were granted by our creator with the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of HAPPINESS. Denying marriage equality to consenting adults who love each other takes away two of those rights, and I cannot continue to pretend I don’t have a side here, especially not simply to sell a book. About Happiness!

If you’re curious, you can see my work by going on YouTube and searching for “The Wedding Matters,” and on FunnyorDie under “Your Gay Neighbors” and on the website AAH8.org.

And here is the spot I wrote, produced and directed that is closest to my heart:

Say I Do

I hope you enjoy it.And if watching it makes you not want to buy my book, well…I am happy to live with that.

via Coming out of the Closet for Happiness | Speak Happiness.

 

[Terry: Brava! Brava! {thunderous applause} Brava! {stamping of feet} ]

THE DEVIL | VERSICALS CLASSICS

Hey Sweetheart We Get Rewrites

THE DEVIL

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The devil has a commitment,
To smash Gods compliment,
By evil and confusion,
Destruction,he will vent,
You leave him at your peril,
He tries to woo you back,
But if you are too stubborn,
He goes on full attack.

Every time you take a step,
He tries to pull you down,
By preying on your weaknesses,
He really goes to town,
By telling you you’re useless,
You’re never going to win,
God doesn’t really want you,
You’re too weighed down by sin.

Of course it’s lies,you have the edge,
You also have the power,
Remember that you are forgiven,
There is no need to cower,
So in the light of Jesus,
Go send him back to hell,
Cling on tight to your true friend,
And all will turn out well.

via THE DEVIL | VERSICALS CLASSICS.

Welcome to a new friend: Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh –charlottesville winter

charlottesville winter

excerpt from Meet Your Fellow Trifectans

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2012/01/friday-check-in.html

What is your name (real or otherwise)?

Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh

Describe your writing style in three words.

exploration of self

How long have you been writing online?

i’ve been keeping up this blog since late december 2012.

Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?

trifecta, wordpress daily prompt, friday fictioneers

Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.

publish it 🙂

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?

write what you know

Who is your favorite author?

tom robbins

How do you make time to write?

it’s an addiction.

Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember–it must have a third definition.

lick

Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.

http://cvillewinter.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/shes-gone-missing/

**************If you would like to help me publish, please let me know. 🙂

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Very Veronica

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/daily-prompt-name/

god.wordpress.com

“No catch. God just wants to take some time to work on her travel/fly fishing photo essay and needs a guest blogger. You down?”

“Hell yeah! Oh, sorry.”

Day 1

I just made a flower!

Hmmm…no one seems to notice. Great, someone just stepped on it. Hmmmmm… all the comments I am getting is just people asking for lottery numbers.

Day 2

Maybe I will guide the feedback by creating a poll.

What are you most thankful for?

Yay, my first response…

“I would be very thankful if you gave me the numbers to tonight’s Powerball.”

Sigh….

Days 3-6

Not much better.

I create something.

No one notices. Or there’s not enough of it. Or no one shares it. Or no one believes I did it.

Day 7

And, over all the din, I hear something miraculous.

This little girl whispers, “Now, I lay me down to sleep…”

And, I rest.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/daily-prompt-switcheroo/

Delusions of Grandeur: How to Stay Sane – thoughtkryme

Delusions of Grandeur: The State of the Nation, The Global Economy, and How to Stay Sane While People Starve and Kill Each Other

May 25, 2013

my sonThe neighbors are yelling outside in Spanish, “Órale, güey!” It’s a beautiful day in Long Beach. The sun is just starting to make its way down past the port and below the waveless shores. Another work day is complete and the bourgeois have won, but the children are laughing outside and they’ve won too.

I seem to be seesawing back and forth between extreme motivation and sheer fatigue. I’ve been working 50-60 hours a week while trying to balance my personal, spiritual, social, and physical lives, and none of them ever seem to get enough of my attention. I sacrifice one thing in order to work on another, and the balloon just blows up on the other end so to speak. I wake up early to ride my bike around town and get some much-needed exercise to combat 60 hours a week sitting at a computer, and my consequence is sitting in my car for an hour and a half because I didn’t leave early enough to beat traffic. There just isn’t enough time in the day for me to fulfill my responsibilities as a father, provider, and employee while also doing the things that keep me sane like unwinding with a book or playing with my son.

More on  Delusions of Grandeur: How to Stay Sane.

Welceom to a new friend: Chris Martin | Official website of author Chris Martin

Welcome

Thank you for stopping by Chris Martin Writes. My goal is to make this site about a variety of things. I try to publish a new blog post every Monday morning at 8am EST. Topics will include fiction, writing tips, faith, volunteer work, etc. I love computers, so don’t be surprised to see some techie posts as well. If you’re a WordPress blogger, you can click the Follow button and stay updated. If you’re not a blogger, you can subscribe by email from the Blog page. I hope what you find here will mean something to you and add value to your life. Feel free to explore the site at your leisure, and I always appreciate any comments. You can use the form on the Contact page to send me a direct email.

Chris began his career by writing poetry and song lyrics in high school. It wasn’t until years later that he discovered his love of writing fiction. He now self-publishes as an independent author. Chris is a full-time Help Desk Analyst for DaVita Healthcare and also volunteers with an inner city youth ministry named One7. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters. (He is not the lead singer of Coldplay)

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Daily Thought (May 23, 2013)

 

Today is Thursday, May 23 2013.

Read this article the other day.

“In fact, the entire story of Jesus is about a God who did not just want to stay “out there” but who moves into the neighborhood, a neighborhood where folks said, “Nothing good could come.” It is this Jesus who was accused of being a glutton and drunkard and rabble-rouser for hanging out with all of society’s rejects, and who died on the imperial cross of Rome reserved for bandits and failed messiahs. This is why the triumph over the cross was a triumph over everything ugly we do to ourselves and to others. It is the final promise that love wins.

It is this Jesus who was born in a stank manger in the middle of a genocide. That is the God that we are just as likely to find in the streets as in the sanctuary, who can redeem revolutionaries and tax collectors, the oppressed and the oppressors… a God who is saving some of us from the ghettos of poverty, and some of us from the ghettos of wealth.”

Shane Claiborne from the article “What If Jesus Meant All That Stuff?”

http://www.esquire.com/features/best-and-brightest-2009/shane-claiborne-1209?src=soc_fcbks

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Have a blessed day,

Chris

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Other Side of Night (A Novella)

When Luke Farmer and his two best friends find a cell phone in the park, they are thrust into a world of adventure and mystery. With his newly rescued Golden Retriever, Boone, Luke is determined to figure out what is so important on the phone and why someone will do anything to get it back. Other Side of Night is a heart-pounding story of three friends forced to rise above their fear and face unknown adversaries in order to discover the truth.

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The Stranger (A Novella)

Something horrible happened eight years ago in the small coastal town of Seal
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Welcome to a new friend: Sterling Arthur Leva A Portrait Of The (Con) Artist | Letters To Dionysus

I am Don Juan on fire

or William Bonney on moonshine

depending on the weather.

I am Casanova waiting for someone Bossa Nova.

I am Edward Teach swinging from the main mast with brimstone to preach.

I am Maurice Ravel reveling in smoke and reviling the joke.

I am John Wesley Harding and I am having a hard time but you have four sixes to beat and that’s a hell of a hand and I’ve got my calling card in hand and it’s a holy ace of spades splayed through the center with Southern pride from a weathered sidearm.

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via A Portrait Of The (Con) Artist | Letters To Dionysus.

Sterling Arthur Leva

Kein Herz, Kein Schmerz.

I was hatched from a Faberge egg. I went from chasing dreams to dragons and back again. I’m all squid pro quo arms and chicken legs. I don’t have a way with words; words have their way with me. I ain’t possessed by madness; madness possesses me.

Scaredy Cats & School Buses

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  Scroll to the bottom to play the song that this piece concerns.

It was summertime and I was riding the bus to Santa Ana. I was dressed in denim from head to toe, despite the fact that there were ninety degrees of dry heat outside and probably at least a dozen more inside of that bus. I was sweating straight through my denim, but it wasn’t the heat—I was fiending.

Riding the bus to go pick up is a hellish endeavor no matter what the weather: four hours of slow window-gazing, plus a couple of transfers and however long the runner makes you wait when you finally get there. Sing those shaky, sweaty, sickly summertime blues, kid—ain’t no cure but the cause, dig?

Yeah, I dig: unemployable, clothed in rags, carless, and reduced to hunting down highs on a glorified Greyhound bus.

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Robot Monster

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Welcome to a new friend: | Amber Restorative’s

Amber Restorative’s

Thoughts on Disbelief

About

In particular order

I am

A husband to the love of my life

A daddy to my heart plundering progeny

A late-starter atheist

A writer by heart

A developer by trade

A divorcee of Jesus

A man on twitter

via About | Amber Restorative’s.

To our boy,

We have enjoyed nothing more than seeing you—and your sister—learn and grow into brilliant young adults. But there are a couple of years to go yet before you’ll be sufficiently equipped to cast off and explore this extraordinary life by yourself. For now—while you are safe in our harbour—we still have time to enjoy each other; we still have time to help you prepare for your journey.

This letter has evolved over hundreds of millions of seconds. At its inception, you were four years old, and we couldn’t believe how quickly time had passed. Now, you are a young man and it still feels like your grand entrance was but a few days ago. We wrote the ancestor to these words because we realised that we quickly needed to consolidate the principles—beyond the obvious—that we thought were important to impart to you. Hence, you will recognise much of what is said here—we hope! Think of this as a reference guide. They are useful, aren’t they? Read the rest of this entry

Welcome to a new friend: Denise Fletcher Scriptures | Come Let Us Worship Jesus

Author

Denise Fletcher is the author of “A Thread of Hope” and her creative works have appeared in journals in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., including Kaleidoscope magazine and Open Minds Quarterly. Ms. Fletcher holds a degree in recreational therapy from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a massage practitioner certificate from the Minneapolis School of Massage. She currently resides in the Tampa area.

Come Let Us Worship Jesus

…he is alive!

“I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” ~ Psalm 13:6

“Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” ~ Psalm 100:2

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” ~ Ephesians 5:18, 19

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16

English: Scroll of the Psalms

“Is any afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.” ~ James 5:13

“What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” ~ 1 Corinthians 14:15

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” ~ John 4:23, 24

“Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” ~ Hebrews 2:12

“I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.” ~ Psalm 7:17

“Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.” ~ Psalm 33: 2, 3

“Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.” ~ Psalm 149:3

“I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.” ~ Psalm 9:2

“Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” ~ Psalm 30:4

“Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.” ~ Psalm 68:4

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” ~ Psalm 69:30

“O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth. Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.” ~ Psalm 96:1, 2

“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.” ~ Psalm 40:3

via Scriptures | Come Let Us Worship Jesus.

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Welcome to a new friend: VERSICALS CLASSICS | Christian Poetry

WHO I AM

Posted by versical.

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Hi, I’m Mike and I write Christian poetry to share with others on their walk with God. These are the classics, the ones that seem to have made a difference over the years and I pray that they will continue to help those in need. May you be blessed by what you read.  Mike.

ALIEN

Posted by versical in CHRISTIAN POETRY, CHRISTIANITY. Tagged: Christian Poetry. Leave a Comment

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T’wer Sunday morning, I got to church

I wandered in to find my perch

But when I found my usual pew

Imagine what came into view

An alien in my posterial place

Where I did rest my weary base.

Shocked is how I felt that day

A gert big Anglican in my way

So off I stomped, aflame with pride

To find a place where I could hide

Forgiveness, it did not exist

Another name upon my list

The Lord, He came, and had a chat

I felt just like a spoilt brat

It seems that I had made Him sad

By worldly thoughts, cause I was mad

Repenting quickly, I was spared

The King of love, He really cared.

28 Apr

CEMENT

Posted by versical in CHRISTIAN POETRY, CHRISTIANITY. Tagged: Christian Poetry. 2 Comments

cement

Cement is very handy, It does all kinds of jobs

Solidifies your buildings and other bits and bobs

It gives a firmer footing , a wall around your place

Cement is truly wonderful, a Godly given brace.

Only if you mix with sand, and gravel for some strength

You get a strong consistency so it will last the length

By joining it with water, the process is complete

Ingredients in harmony, a team that’s hard to beat.

Foundations are important, they have to hold the weight

And God has got the muscles, to hold the building straight

A stream of living water, will make the mixture cure

Hold you upright in the winds, your life will be secure.

So give yourself to Jesus, the mix that is so tough

He has the way to keep you firm, when you are in the rough

The pressures may be mounting, buffeted by the gales

He will keep your building strong, you’ll live to tell the tale.

via VERSICALS CLASSICS | Christian Poetry.

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