I love to crochet and had the brilliant idea that maybe all the lap afghans I had crocheted could be used by residents in a senior living facility. As I drove home one day from shopping I took a different route due to construction and noticed a large assisted living and memory care home that I didn’t know was there. I decided to stop in the next day to see if they would like a donation of hand crocheted lap afghans. Long story short, they did and I was asked if I’d be willing to teach crocheting to some of the residents. That’s how I met this beautiful 90 year old lady and she almost immediately wiggled her way right smack into my heart.
When I was writing short stories for my book titled, “I AM” I wrote this short story about my dear friend, Nell Dale. At the time she was 91 years old. Nell was the most loving, caring, and God fearing women I have ever met. Yesterday I learned my dear friend went to be with our Lord and Savior. Even though I knew her time to leave us was coming near the shock of her departure has left me feeling a loss I can’t describe. Sadness permeates my being but on the other hand I am grateful to the Lord for His gift of Salvation because I know she is with our Lord and there is no more pain, no more suffering, no more tears, and she’s basking in love like we will only fully know in His presence. Nell’s love will echo through my heart for years to come and when my time comes, I know without a shadow of a doubt she will greet me with a smile that lights up all of heaven and a hug that will choke the very breath out of me. I love you Nell Dale and miss you terribly. God blessed me, and so many others, by bringing you into my life. Thank you Lord for the love, the joy, the tears, and the laughter that we shared. I’ll see you later my dear sweet friend.
EX-HERBS FROM, “I’VE SEEN JESUS” –
Entering the wide glass doors brings the woman into a whole new environment. The entrance is clean and friendly and glancing around one can see a modern, well-kept facility…
Walking briskly down one hall the woman gently knocks on the door hoping she isn’t disturbing the occupant of the room. “Come in” is softly heard through the door. She opens the door slowly and steps inside. Sitting in a recliner is an aged woman. Her smile lights the room as she enthusiastically greets her visitor, the one she calls her angel… when she (the visitor) looks at her she sees Christ within her…
So often we read in God’s Word how we are to love our neighbors as ourselves. This woman seems to love everyone, regardless of their physical or mental health. Each visitor is welcomed with love. She speaks kindly of those in the community she now lives in. Her laughter is joyous, and although her eyes don’t always sparkle His light shines through them…
The visitor rises to leave after their short visit. She doesn’t want to tire her precious friend. Hugs are in order again as the elderly woman takes hold of her walker and walks her visitor to the door.
As the woman slowly walks down the long hallway toward the entrance of the Assisted Living and Memory care Home she thinks, I have just encountered Jesus.
Matthew 5:16 – “Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works and
glorify your Father in heaven.”
The Muslim religion is the fastest growing religion per capita in the United States, especially in the minority races. Last month I attended a training. During the training session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who each explained their beliefs. I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say.
The Muslim gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with a video. After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers. When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Muslim and asked: ‘Please, correct me if I’m wrong, but I understand that most Imams and clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven. If that’s the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?’
There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation, he replied, ” Nonbelievers” I responded, ‘So, let me make sure I have this straight. All followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your faith so they can have a place in heaven. Is that correct?’
The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command to that of a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.’ He sheepishly replied, ‘Yes.’ I then stated, ‘Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine The Pope commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee them a place in heaven!’
The Muslim was speechless. I continued, ‘I also have a problem with being your friend when you and your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask you a question: Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with me?’
You could have heard a pin drop. Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the ‘Diversification’ training seminar were not happy with my way of dealing with the Islamic Imam, and exposing the truth about the Muslims’ beliefs.
In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the US. to elect the President. I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!
This is your chance to make a difference.
All praise, honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.
#Religion #Muslim #Protestant #Catholic #Christians #Infidels #Differencesinbeliefs #Loveversushate
At times we need no interpretation, or hermeneutically derived extrapolation to predict something from the prophetic word of the Bible. Most of the time the bible says what it means – and means what it says.
Since time is measured both by the passing of events, and the ticking of the clock, it takes little discernment to uncover the time we are in and when the next major event will transpire.
Want the simple version?
While the exact time of an event may not be in the bible, the estimated time of that event can and does come from the scripture, based on a fulfillment of other prophecies, and just how many of them are already part of history. It is the simple process of elimination.
How many eschatological (prophecies of future events) have already been fulfilled? In fact, there are very few that have not been completely fulfilled at this very moment.
Three major events yet to come.
- The rebuilding of the Jewish Temple
- The war over Jerusalem that ends in the sudden defeat of the armies that come against Israel – sometimes referred to as “Ezekiel’s War.”
- The revealing, the rise to power, and the fall, of the world’s last dictator known as the Antichrist.
The Arab hatred for Israel will be the impetus for the first two and that hatred is seen every day in the Middle East.
Number three is predicated on the moral decline of nations and a move toward worldwide anarchy along with the full corruption and decline of world governments.
The proof for number three can be seen by a mere cursory perusal or casual visit to any reliable daily news source.
Not only will the world clamor for more filth, sexual perversion, transgenderism, aborted babies, and general licentiousness, but they will demand that preachers and those who decry the slide toward total degeneracy be silenced.
They will refuse admonition to cease from their pathological race to full industrial strength immorality, but they will insist that the messengers change and preach the doctrine of sleaze.
Think that can’t happen?
Consider the case of Pastor Artur Pawlowski who was arrested in Calgary, Canada for preaching against the vaccine mandate. After heavy fines and probation, the judge decided he would take it a step further and made an order by which the pastor had to preach the benefits of mandate – like it or not.
This may be Canada, but the United States is not far behind.
Consider the case of Scott Smith who was arrested for trying to speak at a Loudoun County School Board meeting in the state of Virginia.
His only crime was the outrage for a crime committed against his daughter in the schools’ bathrooms, where his daughter was raped.
A government that defends, promotes and sanctions evil?
Our government, our president and our judicial are now actively defending pure evil.
Children have become fodder for any prurient concoction the perverts can imagine and today they demand recognition rather than disdain.
David Leach of The Strident Conservative says, “California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law last week that makes it easier to sexually exploit children in secret by forcing insurance companies to conceal from parents the medical services their children are receiving, including services involving abortion, puberty blockers, and cross-sex hormones.
It’s beyond dispute that the far-left has been promoting the sexual exploitation of children, which is why we’ve read stories over the years about how governments in America and around the world have passed laws limiting parental rights or worse — laws threatening to seize children from families that refuse to facilitate a child’s decision to have an abortion or chose a new “gender identity” or “gender expression.”
In your face with everything that’s hard to watch.
We see government officials, game show contestants and people from all backgrounds proudly announcing their gay spouses as their wives or husbands. Really?
The sights and sounds of our perversions know no limits and the stark absurdities connected to them are impossible to miss.
For example, a Moonbattery piece announces that for the first time in our history we have a female four-star admiral – that is male!
In that article, Tweeter, Chris Stigall posted a picture of the admiral with the caption “Killing thousands of old people in your state while saving your own mom can make you an admiral now?”
There is no pride on the other side
No amount of pride will sanctify what God has condemned. But it will, as the scripture promises, continue until the man, the antichrist, the last and the worst will be revealed and dumped on our unsuspecting world. The end will be seven years of death, mayhem and nearly the annihilation of the entire population.
The only good thing to come out of this miserable melee of darkness and debauch will be that, at the end of his rule, suddenly Jesus Christ will re-enter the history of man, as the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Here is that promise. Take it to heart and prepare.
“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” (2Th 2:1-4)
Not about how you get your news – it is about how you get your king.
The prophet Zechariah once pronounced to Israel that their King would be coming to them in a lowly state. (Zech 9:9)
Today we can safely announce to a world falling headlong into a deep moral morass – your king (the antichrist) is coming to you! That king will offer you the world, but he will deliver only death and destruction.
If this seems a bit hard for the snowflakes and the woke, consider this.
Even in those days there is still a way out. Here it is, in all its grand simplicity.
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Ro 10:13)
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It was a dark night with only the moon shining slightly through the darkness. The birds are quietly sleeping tucked way in their nests. The lions slink about through the brush waiting for a rabbit, a rodent, a stray dog or cat; anything that might wet their appetite.
Sitting at the foot of a tall tree a man sits munching quietly on an apple. He gazes up at the moon through the dark branches of the trees. Crunch, crunch can softly be heard as he chews the last of his apple.
Not far from him is another man. He leans against a tree trunk sucking the sweet nectar from the stem of a Honeysuckle flower, waiting. Waiting for what? He has no gun so he isn’t a hunter. He has no bow and arrow so he isn’t out to kill in the silence of the night. Or is he?
The man tosses his apple core a few feet away and looks back up at the sliver of moon. He stretches his legs and folds them under him to get a better grip on the dirt with his gnarled pain-filled feet.
Its been a rough life since the accident but with faith, prayer, and perseverance he has made it through the grueling physical limitations. Now he can walk but with great pain. Taking hold of the tree trunk he rises slowly. Looking out through the forest he can barely make out images, mostly more tree trunks, brush, and bramble. He sucks in a pain-filled breath and takes a step forward while pushing himself away from the tree.
The man spits out his flower as he watches. His shoulders relax, he stands tall and alert. He can see the other man struggling and knows he’s in pain. He can tell by the grimace on his face. He watches without moving.
Pushing a branch to the side the man takes another painful step and stops. He glances around while cocking his head. He’s heard something. Breathing quietly he waits. Is it an animal? Is someone watching him, following him? He waits.
The other man shakes his head in amazement thinking, “he knows I’m here.” He stands perfectly still and barely breathing he waits. He watches as the limping man shakes off his suspicions and slowly moves forward. One step, another, then another. He stops and leans against a tree trunk. In pain, he thinks, “Can I make it?”
Moving slowly the other man moves cautiously toward the hurting man.
Snap. A twig pops loudly as he steps down on it.
The limping man has shivers run up his spine and stops. He’s alert; body, soul, and mind. “Is that you?” He yells into the darkness.
Silence is the only reply.
“Is that you?” he yells again and jumps when a hand touches his shoulder.
“I’m here,” the soft voice replies close to His ear.
The man gives a sigh of relief and leans into the man standing beside him.
“I’m here. Be healed,” The man states softly.
Poof, He’s gone.
Looking around in amazement and surprise, the man takes a cautious step. Then another step. Then he begins to move a little faster. No limp, no pain. A grin fills his face and with joy and excitement he suddenly races through the woods back to his village.
“I’m healed!” He yells, “I’m healed,” he yells loudly while running through the village waking all who sleep.
Crowds gather around a campfire as he tells them how he met the Lord in the forest. “I believed and with just two words, ‘Be healed,’ the Lord healed me.”
And all praise God.
#Healing #Jesus #God #Faith #Perseverance #Prayer
Dem Lawmaker Calls for Mandatory Vasectomies After Limited Number of Children
10-05-2021Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire
Photo by Sherise VD/Unsplash
A Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has introduced legislation to mandate vasectomies for men after they father three children or reach age 40, “whichever comes first.”
The bill — which refers to men as “inseminators” — empowers women to take civil action against those who “wrongfully conceive a child with them.” Further, the legislation from state Rep. Chris Rabb (D) would “codify ‘wrongful conception’ to include when a person has demonstrated negligence toward preventing conception during intercourse.”
Rabb’s bill would “also empower Pennsylvanians to enforce this new law by offering a $10,000 reward for reporting to the proper authorities those scofflaws who have not complied with this statute within the allotted timeframe.”
“As long as state legislatures continue to restrict the reproductive rights of cis women, trans men and non-binary people, there should be laws that address the responsibility of men who impregnate them,” wrote Rabb.
The legislative proposal is a response to the recently enacted Texas law banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which generally occurs six weeks after conception and often before women are even aware they’re pregnant.
The bill also allows private citizens to sue for $10,000 in damages for illicit terminations.“For far too long,” Rabb’s bill reads, “the public debate around abortion, contraception and related reproductive matters has thrust government into the center of restrictions on the bodily autonomy of women and girls.”
The Pennsylvania Democrat said his aim is to spark “meaningful dialogue around public policy focusing on the personal responsibility of cisgender men in this sphere” by calling attention to “their responsibility as inseminators to change their behaviors for the good of their partners, families, and society at large.”
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I heard a true story today and it hit me just how the Lord can knock us up side the head when we least expect it.
The sun has come up and is shining brightly through the open kitchen window. The birds are singing their good morning songs and the dew is still on the grass. A slight breeze rustles the window curtains as the woman stands at the stove flipping the bacon in the skillet.
The aroma of coffee and bacon fills the room as she softly hums Amazing Grace. Her husband slowly enters the room. He’s retired and the years of being in law enforcement have etched deep lines across his face. The years of sorrow he’s seen in the eyes of victims, the splattered blood on highways from car accidents, and the mean and ugly side of the underbelly of crime have taken their toll.
He reaches for the cup of hot coffee his wife has poured and is handing to him, taking it to the table, he lowers himself onto the chair. His wife reaches into the cabinet and takes 2 plates down and one small cereal bowl and sets them on the table.
Their five year old daughter appears in the doorway yawning and rubbing her eyes. “Good morning, sleepy head,” Mom states, and hands the little girl a small glass of orange juice. She takes it to the table and sits next to her daddy. He smiles at her, ruffles her hair, and goes back to sipping his coffee.
For several years the wife has asked her husband to go to church with her and every Sunday he declines. This beautiful morning is no different and once again, she asks, “Honey, would you like to come to church with us this morning?”
The little girl looks at him expectantly as he lowers his coffee mug and slightly shakes his head no. “We would really love for you to come. Its been so long.” His wife sadly replies.
Angrily he slams his fork down and states, “I said no! I deserve to go to hell!”
His daughter immediately places her spoon full of cereal back inside the bowl and states, “Mama, I’m not going to church this morning either.”
“Surprised, her mother asks, “Why?”
“I’m not going to church either because I want to go to hell with Daddy!”
Daddy’s fork suddenly stops in front of his gaping mouth and tears fill his eyes.
“The alter is open for any who wish to come and pray and ask the Lord Jesus into your heart,” the pastor states.
Daddy races down the aisle to the alter and falls sobbing onto his knees.
#Truestory #Salvation #Hell #Altercall #Pain #Lawenforcement #Guilt #Shame
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to the local grocery store. Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women – she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local store manager:
Dear Mrs. Harris: Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion, in our store.We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to, ban both of you from the store.Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:
1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.
2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.
4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money. We don’t have a Code 3.
5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.
6. August 14: Moved a, ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.
7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he’d invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.
8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’ EMTs were called.
9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.
10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.
11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while, loudly humming the, ‘Mission Impossible’ theme.
12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his, ‘Madonna Look’ using different sizes of funnels.
13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’
14. October 22: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed;’OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’
15. Took a box of condoms to the checkout clerk and asked where is the fitting room?And last, but not least:
16. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile; then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’ One of the clerks passed out.