Feb 27, 2015

Chuck Missler The Mark of the Beast and In The Name Of Allah

Feb 25, 2015

Death along the California Coast

The original video, please see my earlier post from BPEarthWatch...

The Pacific Ocean/Verge of Death

The majority of the world has forgotten all about the major disaster that took place in Japan and the resulting nuclear meltdown... mainly because mainstream media hasn't reported on it anymore.  We only knew about the immediate impact it had on Japan and it's residents.  The fallout or residual impact grows daily and its unfortunate that the west coast especially is seeing this more and more - in fact because of the jet stream the U.S. is getting more radiated than Japan itself, both in the air and the ocean.  It is literally like a cloud of death both in the air and in the sea that is rolling toward us and no way to stop it or minimize it.  This is very prophetic - if you consider the mass deaths that have taken place over the years and the scriptures that talk about the very same thing.  Granted this may not be "it" but we really should be on our knees praying and seeking God daily, moment by moment.

Feb 24, 2015

Cancer is Serious Business - Burzynski the Movie Part 1

If you know someone who has cancer or has been diagnosed with cancer, you need to watch this documentary.

Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business (Part I)
from BurzynskiMovie on Vimeo.

Perpetuating Judgment - Resentment and Bitterness

I just feel like posting something I believe God is putting on my heart especially after seeing a post from a friend.  With social media today we are so quick to judge by simply reposting articles or news stories about this thing or that.  I can't tell you how many posts I have seen regarding what something someone did be it a business or an individual - sometimes these stories are true, but regardless of the perceived crime, many people just blindly repost (the equivalent of gossip in many cases).

Sometimes I see stories that are years old but they are still circulating on the net and with each new post a resurrected anger or resentment surfaces - when in reality the issue has been resolved, or the person has made good on their mistake or in some cases justice has already been served. Isn't that exactly what satan does?  Feeds us a lie or reminds us of something in the past just to keep the spirit of resentment, anger and hatred alive?   If we all had to relive our past mistakes daily, I am sure we would be much more discerning about what we decided to repost (without first trying to check the facts or the status of the story itself)... The one thing I see that we all fail to do, especially those of us who consider themselves followers of Christ, is that we fail to remember what Jesus did for us, for all those things we have done wrong, are doing wrong and will do wrong.  Its amazing how we forget that.

So many people perpetuate unforgiveness, resentment and bitterness  and many times the need for it is based on a lie or something that no longer is relevant.  I hear so many say "we forgive but we will never forget" or something along those lines (what purpose is there in remembering if we have forgiven?).. God says Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.  If we have forgiven someone for something then remembering the wrong done against us serves no purpose, unless we are saving it to use against them later... just like satan himself does...  Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.  

I guess the point I am trying to make.. is if you perpetuate resentment and bitterness, and withhold forgiveness (and if you continue with spreading rumors, lies, and gossip then you are not forgiving...don't care how you put it...) then this scripture deserves a second look  (of course if you aren't a follower of Christ - more than a believer - then disregard this post)  Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15"But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions."  This applies to everyone, including businesses... if you aren't forgiving, then you are promoting.

People do wrong all day, every day it should be no shock to either of us, we live in a fallen world, that was handed over to satan himself... but when we continue to focus on the sins of others, the crimes of others, the wrong doing and simply perpetuate the persecution of the same... then we are not serving God, or anything good.  We serve the one who was made ruler over this world and in essence are an enemy of God.

Its a hard lesson for me personally because I see all around me this kind of thing, I see so many evils in this world and people who actually love it.. live for it and literally wallow in it... its what drives them... but they rarely speak of the truth we know and have in Christ, rarely do I hear them say anything good about God or the forgiveness they themselves have received.  Its a hard lesson because I have been guilty of the same and may be again, I pray that I am not, but instead the Truth of who I am in Him and what He has done and does for me would prevail and that I would constantly live this scripture:  Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

Feb 12, 2015

Permission to Speak Freely - I Can Hear You Now - Part 1

Great message from Andy Stanley... its about prayer.  The very thing we should be eager to learn and know about.  Its our connection with God.  Jesus taught us specifically how to pray. The first thing He addresses is where we pray.   Matthew 6:5-6 "And when you pray do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have their reward in full.  But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.  And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words."

Based on Jesus' teaching it appears the majority of our time in prayer should be done in secret, in what many call their "prayer closet", their private space or room... behind closed doors just between ourselves and God.  Our Father who is unseen, who sees what is done in secret (i.e. praying) and will reward us.  The reward is not always answer to those prayers that we are specifically praying.  He knows what we need before we even ask.

Then Jesus goes into what we have come to know as "The Lord's Prayer"... listen/watch this teaching to continue....

Feb 6, 2015

Music & Heart Jewelry

Anyone who is interested please check out Music and Heart Jewelry, featuring handcrafted bangles in various designs and finishes at a reasonable price, and best of all (beside it being a dear friends parents who make these) a portion of the proceeds go to help the Nashville TN Rescue Mission and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Our jewelry designer, Ron Paliotta also known as the "Bangle King" comes with over 40 years of experience in the Jewelry Manufacturing and Tool Machine trade. He learned some of his tooling techniques from his Italian immigrant father Mario Paliotta, who ventured to America during the Great Depression to pursue the American dream. With very little money or food to eat, Mario's luck began to turn around when he started the family jewelry findings company in Rhode Island. He then became the first man in America to make a bangle bracelet out of steel on a powerpress machine by winding them by hand on a lathe. Other tool makers made the bangles out of brass and couldn't figure out how to make them out of steel on a machine until Mario's youngest son Ron Paliotta decided to give it a try. He succeeded and ultimately became the first man in America to make a bangle bracelet out of steel on a wire forming machine, hence his peers in the industry named him the "The Bangle King". Presently, Ron Paliotta is back at the bangle craft and manufacturing them right here in Tennessee. He and his wife Cheryl's heart for Music & Heart Jewelry Collection is to give back to the community while capturing the heart of Tennessee in their music bracelets. "Music is the rhythm of the heart. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks or sings. Music speaks what the heart thinks." - Cheryl Paliotta
Music and Heart Jewelry

Feb 1, 2015

Triple Bypass Update

Its been twelve days since I had triple bypass surgery.  I am posting these updates for anyone else who might be facing this procedure or in recovery. I am also sharing updates for friends/family.  My recovery has been remarkably good.  I know this is because so many people have prayed for me prior to, during and afterwards and God has been gracious and full of mercy in response to His great love for me and those around me who have prayed.

Physically, its a slow process, but I can feel the strength building within me each day.  Friday night however, I cough rather deeply and it caused my heart to go into what I believe atrial fib.  I have had this before and have had to be cardioverted (shock) 2-3 times to get back into a norma sinus rythm.  It lasted until around this morning (Sunday).  It was a 'reportable' event so I called the on-call service for my surgeon and the physician on call told me they want to keep me out of a fib if at all possible and the only thing I could do would be to go to the ER, or wait and see the doctor first thing Monday morning.  I opted to wait because I already have an appointment first thing tomorrow.  Being in a fib tends to make you very exhausted and at rest my pulse was around 135.  I didn't do much all day Saturday because I simply didn't have the energy, so most of my day was spent in a recliner, being relaxed, resting.  I didn't sleep well and haven't prior to or since the surgery mainly because of the prednisone I have been on to keep my platelets up.

I am not having any tremendous pain and what hurts the most are the areas where veins were harvested for the grafts.  One in my left arm and one from my left leg.  A third mammary vessel was taken from behind my chest wall.

Both my leg and arm tend to be painful all the time and get very stiff and cold at night when I am resting or sleeping, but improves with mobility throughout the day.

I experienced something new Saturday night as I reclined a bit more on my sofa. I felt and heard clicking and sloshing in my chest more toward my abdomen.  It was weird and I am sure more pronounced because of the atrial fib I was experiencing.  This was more unsettling than anything else, but I did some research and found this to be normal and it should disappear after a while.  I am hoping and praying that my sternum will fuse back together as anticipated because I also read where some people who have had this procedure experienced failure of their breastbone to go back together and have had pain for many years as a result.  Some even had their wires break that attempts to keep the breastbone in place after surgery.

I am ready to get back to work for obvious financial reasons, but I want to feel normal again.  I know it will come.  I don't like sitting around the house all day although I don't have much energy to get out and about and I am forbidden to drive for at least six weeks post-op.

My dad has been a life saver.  He has been here every day except a couple - only because I know we both needed a little break.  I am a loner and I am not accustomed to having someone around, much more around 24/7.  But its been good to spend time with him even under these circumstances.  I am so grateful he has been able to be here, to help me out, to pick up things, help me around the house.  I am not sure what I would have done if he wasn't available.  Thank you God for my Dad and making it so he has been able to be here to help me!

My first visit back to the surgeon after surgery is first thing in the morning and I am anticipating a positive visit and maybe a better idea of what took place during surgery, recovery prognosis, etc  I will have several lab tests performed and an overall check up on my progress and the healing of wounds, etc.  I had three chest tubes that were excruciatingly painful and two of those wounds continue to drain and heal.  I understand this is also normal, but I will be glad when it stops!  I also have numerous steri strips over the incision in two places on my left arm, two places on my left leg and many along my sternum where they opened my chest.  Other than that I am pretty black and blue in some places, purple, yellow, reddish and brown  I look like I have been beaten pretty badly.

I am so grateful to have gotten through this process, surgery and doing well with recovery.  I know this is a wake up call on many levels to include, diet, exercise, stopping some unhealthy habits and taking control over diabetes.  But I also know its an opportunity to strengthen and deepen my relationship with God.  He always reminds me that there are so many opportunities as long as I still have breath in my body, there is always great hope - to grow, to pursue Him, to pursue holiness and righteousness to dig into the deep things of God and be more and more intimate with Him.  Thats what He wants, for us all - to be intimate with us, that we might know, truly know Him!

God bless you all and may His presence permeate every aspect of your life - Because He is the way the truth and the life!



Truth VS False By Sis.Connie Key

I love this message from God through Connie.  Nothing compares to rock solid truth and simple preaching.  We have become so far removed from the things of God, and our understanding, because we lack the intimacy that He desires and that we need with Him.