Jacksonville, Florida

Telling a Counterfeit

Counterfeit money is all over the place. Professional grade copiers have made it easy for criminals to copy and try to pass these bills. However, bankers learn to spot counterfeit bills by handling the real thing. The same is true for jewelry and other items. The more you learn about what it is you’re purchasing, the better able you will keep from getting scammed. Counterfeit goods are a billion dollar industry. This isn’t a new …

Jacksonville, Florida

Celebrating the Death of a Child

I spoke to quite a few Christians who were upset when the New York governor signed the new abortion law. Christian media announced that the law would allow the killing of babies up to the date they are born. In truth, the law only allows a late-term abortion if the mother’s health is at risk. A lot of states do this, New York just happened to add this language to theirs. You still can’t get …

Jacksonville, Florida

True Confession

My name is Kathryn J. Bain, and I’m technologically challenged. Yes, I have a hard time with electronics. I’ve never understood the thrill of doing all these video games, and I don’t even like my smartphone. In fact, I’m so challenged, I went to Wal-Mart to find a car charger for my phone and had to ask a young kid which one I should buy. That’s bad. I’m not interested in learning all the new …

Jacksonville, Florida

How to Give Once You’re Gone

My website has had a facelift. More like a complete lift. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comment section below. Now on to the blog.  How to Give Once You’re Gone My daughter and I got into a discussion the other day about organ donation. I’m not sure what led to it, but I made sure she was a donor. I’m a big proponent of organ donation. However, some …

Jacksonville, Florida

When is a Lie the Truth?

The government shutdown is heading into its third week. The news media is interviewing people who claim to be destitute because of it. CNN does so to make the president look responsible, while Fox News does so to make the Democrats look just as bad. Just explain to me how someone can be so hard up when they just missed one check. I know most live paycheck to paycheck, but why this sky is falling …

Jacksonville, Florida

The Bible and Resolutions

January has hit, so that means resolutions to be made. I did a bit of research to see how resolutions and the Bible fit together. I was amazed how Biblically based a lot of these goals are. #1 resolution is to lose weight. Here are five resolutions made yearly: Lose weight/exercise more Get out of debt Organization Quit smoking Volunteer When it comes to losing weight and exercising more, you can look to Ephesians 5:29 …

Jacksonville, Florida

Happy New Year!

Dear Followers, I just wanted to send a letter to you, the people who follow my blog. A new year is upon us. A time to look ahead and reflect back. One of the best blessings I’ve had over the past couple of years are all the people (almost 6,000) who follow me and keep up with my blog. It just blows my mind that so many people would want to hear what I have …

Jacksonville, Florida

Another Christmas Song’s History

We’ve all heard the song Twelve Days of Christmas. To some it appears silly, to others, there is a deeper meaning. While no one knows the true history of this song, it has been said to have been written to help Catholics learn about Jesus during a time when Catholicism was illegal in England. Two Oriental Turtle Doves   In 1979, this song was first associated nationally with the trials of the Catholics during England’s …

Jacksonville, Florida

Favorite Songs of the Season

A quick FYI, my Christmas book The Chain You Forge is on sale this week for $0.99. http://amzn.to/2Al7tRC. Now on to our blog. Favorite Songs of the Season I love listening to the older Christmas songs that I grew up with. We all remember “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.” These songs have stayed with me since my childhood. I especially love the history behind these songs. I thought for the holidays coming up, I’d share …