God is in Control…

As evil abounds worldwide and we struggle to make some sense of it all,

This is just a reminder that God loves us and victory is ours if we listen to His call,

So take a few moments and be entertained, by this song with the gripping scenes,

Knowing that through the Power of Christ Jesus, as believers, we have been redeemed!

:D -Me

GLORY!  While listening to my iTunes today, this song popped up and filled me with joy!

The Champion by Carman

 

Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

The Sky is Falling!

Yesterday I wrote a post that said “The CDC is LYING!” … today, I replace it with this one.

One of the blessed things that Christ Jesus gives us is peace.  The whole freakin’ world can be on fire (and if you are paying attention, it kinda is) but He gives a peace to His followers, that many cannot even understand.  Sooo, ebola.  Panicking yet?  Me either, not yet that is.  However, just because one does not freak out and run around screaming “the sky is falling!”, does not mean that one should not be aware, paying continuous attention and do anything and everything within ones ability to keep themselves as safe as possible (there’s that individual responsibility thing again!).  The CDC is a government agency… and I seem to recall the federal government lying to the people countless times just within the past year or so.  Heck, enterovirus D68 is in an epidemic stage (at least 6 dead and multiple children nationwide who are paralyzed), but there are still many people in this nation who have no idea what it even is.  So is the CDC doing their job correctly on informing the people of that infectious disease, which has been spreading through the good ol’ USA for many months now?  My point is, we should never put our belief, trust or faith in ANY man (Psalm 146:3).  No government or agency.  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

There are things one can do… It is the beginning of cold / flu season, so, this common sense approach will help thoroughly in the long run:

 

  • Stay away from those who look sick.  If you see coughing, sneezing, nose dribbles, etc… walk away immediately.  Always have a ‘safe zone’ between you and others, 3 ft or more.  Stay away from large crowds…

 

  • If you are ‘out and about’ in the world, pay attention to the things you touch.  Doorknobs, light switches, shopping carts, etc… because they all have multiple germs on them.

 

  • Wash your hands.  OMGOSH I know, the CDC said that.  But, it is part of the fabric of keeping germs away.  When you wash your hands, wash all the way up to the elbows.  Use warm water and soap and make sure you suds up at least until the slow count of ten.  Now, for many, you are thinking “well duh, this is common sense”… but you would not believe (or maybe you would) the multiple people I see in the ladies room who come out of a stall and walk right out the door.  They touched the toilet, they touched the stall handle, they touched the door handle to get out… all after they touched their private parts.  NOT ACCEPTABLE.  So, going back to the ‘pay attention to the things you touch’… just assume nobody washes their hands and that everything is loaded with germs.  That way, it’s in your head and you will find yourself washing your hands multiple times a day!

 

  • Keep a clean home.  Bleach kills stuff  ;), take off shoes at door and don’t wear them through the home, disinfect at least once a week, etc…

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -— Benjamin Franklin

Individual responsibility.  We are not in control of the fact that this administration continues to allow people passage into this nation from ebola (and other infectious diseased) nations, we are not in control of someone coming in and ‘sharing’ their sicknesses with the United States population, etc…  But we are in control of our own individual responsibility.  Think about things that you can do for your household: supplies to have on hand, a plan to shelter in if there is an outbreak of something near you.  The motto of the Boy Scouts comes to mind:  Be Prepared.  Because, guaranteed, there will be those who are not aware and are not prepared, and for them, the sky is falling.

 

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” -Romans 8:15

Don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, but want to?

 

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come…

Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Romans 14:8

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

 

Colossians 2:6-7

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

 

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Something is Coming…

… and it’s going to be big.  At the risk of being viewed as a fruit loop, I just wanted to relay what has been on my heart.  Prepare now.  Make sure you have the ability to take care of you and yours, the previsions necessary, put on your full armor of God, be on constant guard and stay in prayer that you have eyes to see and ears to hear, pray for knowledge, but more importantly, wisdom from our Father in Heaven.  Something is coming, and He has continued to press this upon me.  I have no clue what, but it is going to be very big, a ‘game changer’ and life as we know it will never be the same.  These are the thoughts I have… I’m not sure whether this is directed only to me (my personal family) or if it is meant for all… and I know what I have said is vague, but I must follow The Holy Spirit.  To God, Father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus be all glory, praise and honor… forever, AMEN.

 

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Job 22:21

Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Job 22:21.

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.

 

- King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition

Bible Verses like Job 22:21  |  Inspirational Image for Job 22:21

Other Translations of Job 22:21

Acquaint now thy selfe with him, and be at peace: thereby good shal come vnto thee.
- King James Version (1611)View 1611 Bible Scan

“Yield now and be at peace with Him; Thereby good will come to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: Thereby good shall come unto thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put yourself now in a right relation with him and be at peace: so will you do well in your undertakings.
- Basic English Bible

Reconcile thyself now with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
- Darby Bible

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: by this good shall come to thee.
- Webster’s Bible

Acquaint yourself with him, now, and be at peace. Thereby good shall come to you.
- World English Bible

Acquaint thyself, I pray thee, with Him, And be at peace, Thereby thine increase [is] good.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace; thereby shall thine increase be good.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Can’t Break Me Down!

DANCING WITH MYSELF - Billy Idol

I’ve been a Billy Idol fan since the very early 80’s… not only do I totally jam on his music (and cameo in The Wedding Singer), but I also think he is just so good looking!  WHEW!  :D

His new album, Kings & Queens of the Underground, is set for release on October 21
(I have already pre-ordered it on iTunes!) and I love the first single, so sharing with you!

CAN’T BREAK ME DOWN – Written by Billy Idol, Greg Kurstin and Dan Nigro

 
The devil’s house in the shape of a chapel
You hid the knife in the core of an apple
Burn me, try to hurt me
Try to hit me when my back was turning

I saw you wait where the shadows are growing
You’re talking straight
But your colors are showing
Burn me, try to hurt me
Try to get me when my head was turning

You want to rain on my survival story
You’re crazy baby ‘cause I’ve never had a doubt
I’m singin’ songs about love and glory
Oh oh oh

Your gun went
BANG BANG BANG
You shot me to the ground
But you can’t break me down

BANG BANG BANG
You tried to knock me out
No, you can’t break me down

It’s just my natural reaction
When I hit the floor
I’m the original assassin
I come up for more

You put me up so you can watch me crumble
I always knew you were some kind of trouble
Lurking, you can’t hurt me
‘cause I see just how your evil’s working

A silver tongue with the best of intentions
But you’re a child with the cruelest inventions
Burning, you’re just hurtin’
I know somewhere deep in hell you’re workin’

You want to rain on my survival story
You’re crazy baby ‘cause I never had a doubt
I’m singing songs about love and glory
Oh oh oh

Your gun went
BANG BANG BANG
You shot me to the ground
But you can’t bring me down

BANG BANG BANG
You try to knock me out
No, you can’t break me down

It’s just my natural reaction
When I hit the floor
I’m the original assassin
I come up for more

You don’t know what you started
You hit but missed the target

BANG BANG BANG
You shot me to the ground
But you can’t break me down

BANG BANG BANG
You tried to knock me out
No, you can’t break me down

It’s just my natural reaction
When I hit the floor
I’m the original assassin
I come up for more

© BFI RECORDS, INC

 

Seven Minutes and Eleven Seconds…

Remember what it was like… being the land of the free and home of the brave?  I remember the pride and community of fellow man, and I miss those days deeply… I have hope that we will once again return to God, His righteousness, and return to being the nation that makes the noble choices for the benefit of all mankind.  Watching this video is bittersweet, I had tears streaming down my face nonstop… *sigh*

 

Persecution… Torture… Death…

As Christians throughout the world are being persecuted for their faith, let us pray for our brothers and sisters who suffer and fear for their lives… may those in need receive God’s divine deliverance, protection, comfort and His peace which surpasses all understanding, in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior, AMEN.

 

 

Matthew 24:9-10

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

 

Luke 21:12-19

But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.

But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

In your patience possess ye your souls.

 

John 15:18-21

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

 

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

 

2 Timothy 2:9-13

Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

 

2 Timothy 3:12

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

 

Stop Hamas Now!

STOP HAMAS NOW!

Support Israel’s fight to disarm Hamas now. And in the future.

 

“Here’s the difference between us. We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

 

An open letter to America’s leaders

Dear President Obama, Secretary Kerry, members of Congress, Governors, state and local officials, and our nation’s business and religious leaders:

Israel has been under attack. Under attack by an enemy – Hamas – that values death over life. That uses women and children to shield its weapons and bombs. That has as its goal the destruction of Israel. And the destruction of Western Civilization.

The very same Hamas that has as a part of its covenant the destruction of Israel. The very same Hamas that cheers when Americans die and condemns America when she takes on evil around the globe.

And the very same radical ideology that led to the death of nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. And that’s behind the slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East.

We mourn the loss of innocent life in Gaza. But those deaths are not collateral damage; they are a part of a deliberate plan by Hamas to cause the death of its own women and children, and then use those deaths to garner international sympathy.

It is a grotesque strategy. One the media should expose. And the world should condemn. One that must not happen again.

Leaders of America, please send a unified message to Israel and the world that America stands with our ally in this battle for her survival. That Hamas must be disarmed and stay disarmed. And that we stand against Hamas’s depraved use of innocent civilians as human shields, and its ideology of hate and intolerance.

This fight in Gaza, in the end, is a fight between good and evil.

It isn’t just Israel’s fight. It’s America’s, too. And the civilized world’s.

 

Please CLICK HERE to Sign the letter and send to Washington

 

And please, send this link to 10 friends.

 

You don’t really need to find out what’s going on…

 

Don Henley – Dirty Laundry Lyrics

I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em all around

We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blond who
Comes on at five
She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
It’s interesting when people die
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

You don’t really need to find out what’s going on
You don’t really want to know just how far it’s gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re stiff
Kick ‘em all around

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do “The Innuendo”
We can dance and sing
When it’s said and done we haven’t told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry!

Songwriters: HENLEY, DON/KORTCHMAR, DANNY
Dirty Laundry lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.