Haunting Words

Haunting Words

Have you ever said something that actually came back to haunt you? We see this all the time among politicians when they claim they will not raise taxes, then in the long run, or in order to get their projects complete, they have no choice. It’s not just in politics this occurs. We might know a lady at church we’re not too fond of. If she gets a new car, we get a jolt of euphoria …

A Lie is a Lie is a Lie

A Lie is a Lie is a Lie

How often have you posted something on your social media site before checking the facts? Maybe you clicked it on your pages because it further your political or ideological agenda. When was the last time you shared something you knew, or should have known, was an out-and-out lie? I see this all the time. And some are done by people who call themselves Christians. A couple use the word minister before their names. It happened …

No Words

No Words

No Words Today I need to ask for prayer because I’m angry. I’m mad at all the hate in the world. I cannot understand anyone who believes in an ideology that thinks it’s all right to kill innocent people. The more I look at the picture below, the angrier I become.   When I look at the doll next to this child’s body, hatred fills me though as a Christian I am told to forgive. …

Is Your Heart Filled with Hate?

Is Your Heart Filled with Hate?

Violence is in our homes. Shootings occur daily in our streets. Armed robbery, sexual assault, and murder. All this violence is becoming too common a thread in our society. I’m sure you know about the ambush on the police officers in Dallas a couple of days ago. A lot of people say it’s because of racism. I say it’s because of evil in this country. Our hearts are getting so filled with hate, we don’t …

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

I thought this poem was appropriate for this 4th of July. God bless you and bless this country.  Jesus on the 4th of July Marilyn Ferguson We gather ’round to celebrate On Independence Day Pay homage to our country As the children run and play. With barbecues and picnics And fireworks in the air The flag we own is proudly flown To show how much we care. The stars and stripes spell freedom She waves upon …

Today’s Sacrifice

Today’s Sacrifice

How many of you skim over the descriptions of animal sacrifices in the Bible? Why read focus too hard when according to Paul in Corinthians 5:7, … For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed? Because of Jesus Christ, there was to be no more need to sacrifice animals in order to please God. Jesus’ death accomplished that for us. Yet, daily there are sacrifices made, we just don’t label them as such. And most …

Is It Too Late?

Is It Too Late?

Hatred is running rampant in this world. Forty-nine people dead. Kids killing kids. ISIS beheads anyone who doesn’t convert to their religion, and groups that call themselves Christians arrive at funerals to spout hatred. There is no regard for human life or other people’s feelings anymore. Some people say it’s too late to change what’s occurring because evil is now coming from within our own country’s borders. I say it’s never too late if we …

A “Be” Attitude Revolution

A “Be” Attitude Revolution

Most of us have heard of the “b” attitudes in the Bible. If you need a refresher, go to Matthew 5:3 and you can read them, beginning with “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” All of these “b” attitudes were part of Jesus’ personal teaching. I thought with everything going on in our country today, I’d come up with my own “b” attitudes. Guides to show how we …

God’s A-Plan

God’s A-Plan

A couple Sundays ago, our pastor talked about how to get into Heaven. He called it God’s A-plan – Jesus Christ. He went on to say no one knew if there was a B-plan. The more I thought on this, the more I realized how right he was. Yet, too many of us are holding out for the B-plan, hoping there is one. Some of these B-plans include things such as being nice to others …

Remember the Fallen

Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day isn’t just a three-day holiday. It’s in remembrance to those soldiers who have died protecting this country. The following is a list of casualties in each U.S. war. Civil War: Approximately 620,000 Americans died. The Union lost almost 365,000 troops and the Confederacy about 260,000. More than half of these deaths were caused by disease. World War I: 116,516 Americans died, more than half from disease. World War II: 405,399 Americans died. Korean War: 36,574 Americans died. …