Monday, December 6, 2010

Merry Christmas...What have we become???

As this Christmas season hits full stride, this video really saddened me. Jesus is STILL the reason for the Season...winter solistice or not. It doesn't matter which day He was born on. It only matters that He was!
Christmas is supposed to be about the LOVE of God...

NOT this madness... LINK

Have we truly morphed into this? God help us!!!

Hat tip to Green Mountains Homesteading. Thank you for posting!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A break from the madness...

My only child was married last Saturday. Please go to my other blog to read about the happy event!

Thank God for times of joy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In case you missed it...

I am sure that you have all seen this, but just in case...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

For all those who voted for can thank me for this link later

This is hilarious! I bet there will be a run on these.

Oh, it were only this easy...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Well, it's official...

...I only use this blog to check in on other bloggers' views of the news of the day. This must be so, for I haven't blogged here (or my other blog) since January! I am addicted to Facebook, where it is so much easier to just give a quick insight into something which I feel is important and that others need to hear about. But for some reason, I decided to blog here today.

This is the first time this information has been put into cyberspace, but 3 weeks ago yesterday, I and another co-worker lost our jobs. I had been employed with that hospital for 12 years. The first 8 as an office manager for a pediatric office, and the last 4 as a physician coder. I find it very ironic that the very man who told us 2 years ago, "No one will touch our billing unless they are a certified coder!" is the very same man who now finds that little detail unimportant. The very same man who had me terrified 2 years ago that if I didn't pass my certification test, I would find myself unemployed, is the same man who decided my job wasn't needed anymore. (I DID pass that test after shedding of much blood, sweat and tears...LINK))

Don't get me wrong. I am not coming here feeling sorry for myself. On the contrary. I realize I have joined the ranks of millions of others who have lost their jobs due to "tough economic times". Funny how those words take on a different meaning when it becomes personal...I have a peace about this change of fortune...more than I would ever have thought possible. My only child is getting married next month and 2 step-daughters have their wedding dates set as well, so the timing couldn't have been worse, financially! But I am excited to see where the Lord is going to lead me this time. I am excited because I know He has my best interests at heart (even though I don't deserve His best!) and despite the money I was making in my last job... (the best pay rate I ever had or ever hope to have in this depressed economy with my limited training)... I sincerely did not like the work I was doing. (So be careful what you wish for! LOL) It wasn't a job I chose for myself. Now I see the possibilities are endless, in spite of my age. Not monetarily, but at least in terms of personal fulfillment.

Now that THAT is out of the way, here is the real reason for my blog post today. How many of you know Peter and/or Catherine Marshall? Catherine Marshall is the woman who wrote the novel "Christy", which was based on her mother's life. She wrote several other books, one of which, "The Helper", is a personal favorite of mine. Catherine was married to Peter Marshall, a well known minister in his day, who also served as Chaplain of the US Senate in the late 40's. I wanted to share this clip from the movie, "A Man Called Peter", (a movie only 2 years older than myself) which is based on the lives of Peter and Catherine Marshall. In this clip, Catherine (who has been in love with Peter for 2 years, merely by hearing his sermons) is called on to speak at a youth rally. Peter finally sees Catherine for the remarkable young woman she was.

This movie makes me yearn for simpler times...

Times our children and grandchildren will never know.

Jeremiah 6:16 (King James Version)

16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Love Of God...

Taking time out from "politics" to dwell on the "religion" aspect. However, it is not about RELIGION...rather, it is about a RELATIONSHIP. Hope everyone reading this can feel the love of God...

Just posted this on my Facebook page and thought it needed to be shared further.

HALLELUJAH, what a song! HALLELUJAH, What a Savior they are singing about!

If mere mortals can sing like this, can you imagine what Heaven is going to sound like? I cannot.

Hope everyone has a Blessed Sunday...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

God DOES answer prayer!!!

A Republican in the seat held by Teddy Kennedy for years. And years. And years. WOW. What a day. The people spoke. The noise will continue to reverberate right up until the next election!

Now, the real fight begins. Obama and the Dems are threatening to not seat Brown, pass the health care bill as is, have Obama sign it and then "fix it". If they try that, I cannot imagine the outcry from the people.

Celebrate tonight...Take up the fight again tomorrow!

Begin here

Seat Senator Brown!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Got insurance??? Better watch this...

I found this great video over at "Pundit & Pundette".

If you consider yourself a Middle Class American, and presently have health insurance, I suggest you watch this video. And they called Bill Clinton, "Slick"... HA! He can't hold a candle to this guy!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A new year...a new start

Since I first started this blog (my second) it has never really meshed into what I intended it to be. My idea for this blog was to take the "Politics" that I am so consumed with and combine them with the "Religion" aspect that I so firmly believe go hand in hand. For whatever reason, I have never gotten these two combined in the way I envisioned. Maybe this year...

I have linked to several "Political" blogs (for which I am grateful! I much prefer getting my news "hot off the blogs") and to some "Religious" ones. I am always delighted (and encouraged) when I find one that perfectly mixes my two passions.

At any rate, it is my wish and prayer that 2010 becomes a year that I personally become much more enamored of my Lord and Savior. I turn 57 on Sunday. Maybe it is just my age or perhaps the signs of the times that I see happening in our world which just SCREAM that the words of the Bible are true. Maybe it is that this upcoming year holds some major changes for my loved ones. Whatever the reason, I feel a sense of urgency about 2010. I believe with all my heart we are careening toward the end of time as we know it. NOT the end of the world. This world is not destined to end. Change, yes. End, no. {This is a discussion for another day...}

For this new year, I will endeavor to focus more on the "Religion" aspect of "Politics and Religion" instead of the emphasis I placed last year on the "Politics". Maybe that is why this blog did not do what it was born to do. I believe I had the emphasis on the wrong person. God is much more important than the POTUS...

Here are the words of the Apostle Paul, spoken in Romans 1...starting with verse 16

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith." 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

These are the words of the Holy Bible...the New King James Version. If anyone who reads them cannot see that this is exactly the state of the world today...there is NOTHING new under the sun {Ecclesiastes 1:9}...then I would be amazed. I realize there will be people who may read this blog and may be completely turned off to the voice of the Lord. But if even ONE person can read His words and believe...then God is glorified and I will have done what I intended.

Let me leave you with this BEAUTIFUL song by Alison Krauss for the New Year.

"A Living Prayer"

For any of you who may be interested, please read my other blog post. It also concerns the new year...

"Love His Appearing"