Howdy and glad you stopped in at Jesus' Little Cow-Hide Booted Wrangler!


All young people that follow Jesus are His knights for Truth. We are all created by the One true God of the Bible, the one that made you and me!
This is a blog that expresses the joy that I have in Jesus!

Please stay and read.

There's much to laugh, smile and enjoy about here!:)


I'll be praying for you...my future husband=)

Outside Lookin' In. I choregraphed my dance try-out to this song! my fav. of Lori's songs!:)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!! Hope your year was joyful, but that this one coming up is better!! God guide, love Sam


Awesome Books & CDs that by applying them, they can ligitally change everything!

Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris    

'Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

A growing movement of young people is rebelling against the low expectations of today's culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God - and Alex and Brett Harris are leading the charge.



Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.'
 
http://www.life-leadership-home.com/Shopping/tabid/63/ProdID/1848/language/en-US/Default.aspx



Confidence of a Champion by Tim Marks

'Confidence of a Champion by Tim Marks


Bestselling author Tim Marks helps you let go of past lies and become who you were created to be.'
 
 
Letters to Lindsey by Terri Brady

'Letters to Lindsey by Terri Brady

AGO Book of the Month for November!



In the words of the author, “These letters are meant to vent, challenge, or simply entertain, but always to leave the reader and the writer changed.”'
 
 
 
 EDGE 7A - You are Never too Young to Make a Difference by Wesley Prankard with Claude Hamilton
 
 
EDGE 4A - Self Talk by Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady
 
 
 
Links coming soon!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bombing of Pearl Harbor

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was December 7th, 1941.  When the Japs bombed American state, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor. 
That's what got us into the war, World War II.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

So....Am I Really Walnut-Sprinkled Poop?

"Okay, so where is she going with this?"  I bet that's what you're thinking.  Bear with me, I have a really great tie-in here.:-)

As we sat at the kitchen table today, we were reading about our World War II history and suddenly, (no, it wasn't me just getting on a bunny trail, it was really God leading me I believe), I felt led by the Holy Spirit to lay out the Gospel again to my siblings.  I have three siblings, ages 12, 10 and 8.  Wow, that looks pretty cool doesn't it?
Anyways, I began by saying something like, "Now guys, imagine a pile of poop" (embarrassed giggles bubble from my audience, but I continue seriously) "what do you think when you see that?  It's gross, right?  No matter HOW hungry you may be, you probably would rather die, (well, not literally but you get the point) than eat poop, right?  Well now look over at that walnut brittle over there.  (I'd just made really yummy Christmas walnut brittle and it was cooling on the counter).  When you look at that, your mouth begins to water, and you think, "Mmm..." it happens automatically.  Because it's delicious and wonderful!!  That walnut brittle, would you eat it when your hungry?  Of course you would!  Would you eat it even if you were stuffed?  Of course you would!  Why?  Again, because it's specially delicious and scrumptious.  Your tastebuds recognize that it's good.



"But guys, we are the poop.  We are nothing, absolutely NOTHING apart from God....I was poop but I tried to sprinkle walnuts on my head and pretend that I was brittle!"
Haha!  There was no foolin' anybody!  The only person I fooled real good was myself.
I know Jesus Christ is the one true God because it was by His Word alone that peeled back my blinders and showed me that I was faking everything.  I was simply poop with walnuts sprinkled on top, and I expected that was good enough for God.  For Holy God.

So are you poop with walnuts, or are you the real stuff?  I know I used to be!  But by trusting in Christ Jesus God saved me from myself and whipped me up into an entire new recipe.  I  suddenly became something special all because of Him.

A dangerous prayer that all should venture out in faith to pray is Psalm 139:23-24,

'Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.' 




......................Walnut Christmas Brittle, by Samantha
 2 C. white sugar
3/4 C. water
1 1/4 C. walnuts (toasted)
 red&green sprinkles
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Bring liquids to a boil over Medium heat on stove.  Keep stirring UNTIL it starts bubbling and then STOP stirring so it will thicken.  I learned that lesson the hard way...*sigh.*

Pour liquid mixture over nuts, sprinkles and salt.  Let cool before cutting.

Time: 35-40 mins
Serves: I'm not sure on the exact serving, but it fills a nice 9/9" casserole dish nicely.

Enjoy your brittle!!:-)







Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Giving Thanks to our Deliverer, on Thanksgiving, for Deliverance from the Fire

 
We had a grass fire occur on Thanksgiving Day.  My Dad was doing a bonfire and went in the woods for a few minutes, my brothers decided to check on the fire.  When they got there, it was spreading not just a little bit but past the pit all over the grass! We have about 100 acres of woods right next to our house, our bonfire is about twenty-five feet away from the treeline.  By the time my Dad came and saw what that my brothers were trying to put it out (with rakes, never use rakes! It fans the flames) it was about 18 inches from the trees! 
I had no idea this was going on until my littlest brother Jordan came running up to the house screaming "We need more water! We need buckets!"
My mom, (quick thinking) ran our double-size hose up to where the fire was burning and I filled and refilled buckets as fast as I possibly could while my dad and brothers ran into the smoke and poured on the fire closest to the treeline first.  Mom called the Fire Department, but we waited for 30 minutes and they never did end up coming anyway because they said it wasn't an emergency if we got it out or something like that.  Good thing we weren't waiting on them!! 
I literally took pictures of the charred grass to show how close the fire was and it was LITERALLY 6 INCHES AWAY FROM THE TREES!!!  You know as soon as it would catch those evergreens and other trees, there would be no hope for our woods! 
I can think of nothing other than miraculously God's hand was holding back that fire from going any closer to the trees!  What a Thankful Thanksgiving it was for us! 
And as I thought of that, I realized how it was really a spiritual picture of every single person.  We are the trees, and the fire is our punishment in Hell for our sin, ready to consume us, but by the grace of God He holds His hand between us and the fire while we're on this earth, giving us the chance to repent and trust in His Son! 
And Jesus is the Fireman, the Savior, who, when we yell out to Him to save us from this eternal fire, He puts us upon His back and carries us far away from the fire. 
:-)







Another true story I just have to tell you is that my 18-year-old cousin  (this was on Thanksgiving too, jinx) was riding back home with her boyfriend after Thanksgiving dinner when her boyfriend had been taking anxiety medicine and she didn't know it, and so he basically passed out at the wheel, his eyes were glazed over and she ligitally thought he was dead.  She kept saying his name over and over but he was completely out.  They were going off the road and she reached over to grab the wheel but it was too late by the time she tried to correct it.  (I'm not kidding either) their car flipped and they were airborne for a while, and they crashed into a  telephone pole and it uprooted it from the ground.  The telephone pole was suspended over their car, held by the electrical wires very weakly.  The car was all bashed up and their car was on fire.  My cousin had passed out during one point in the whole ordeal but the heat of the fire woke her up.  When she woke up she felt something in her lap and looked down; what do you know, it was a cross with the Bible verse John 3:16 on it "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."  Not get this that she is not a Christian and has been, from what I can tell, for a long while running away from the Lord.  But God put that verse right in her lap! She couldn't suppress the Truth! She had to read it!
Meanwhile the fire was so bad that the car could blow up at any moment, and the telephone pole was suspended in a way that it would any second fall and crush them both.  The Ambulance came and she was able to crawl out of the car, though reluctant to leave her boyfriend who was still out. She made sure before she crawled out that she had the cross clenched in her hand...

Finally he came to and they were about to dig him out but he was able to somehow get out of the car. 
But isn't that amazing?!! No broken bones on either of them that we know of, and the midst of it all was that cross midst the fire!  It was certainly God's hand who had perfectly placed that cross in her lap.  He spared her life, giving her another chance to believe in Jesus and be saved from eternal fire!  So amazing!  No coincidences!!  This really happened, and God ordained it perhaps as the the starting point to begin to open her blinded eyes to His love and saving grace!

Whew! Praise the Lord that He saves the repentant sinner from the fire! 
Happy THANKSgiving! 
love,
Samantha

Friday, November 22, 2013

Be An Advocate for Your History

I found myself in tears today as my heart mourned over my freedoms that are being trodden upon.  Take a look at this below:



'Forced Home Inspections Authorized under Obamacare

obamacare allows unlawful home invasion and inspections “Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.”
Kent Brown and Rep. Rick Quinn discuss “forced” home inspections under Obamacare in the video below
http://benswann.com/obamacare-provision-forced-home-inspections/
According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted.
The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below:
High Risk Categories
  • Families where mom is not yet 21.
  • Families where someone is a tobacco user.
  • Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.
  • Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.
There is no reference to Medicaid being the determinant for a family to be “eligible.”

In 2011, the HHS announced $224 million will be given to support evidence-based home visiting programs to “help parents and children.” Individuals from the state will implement these leveraging strategies to “enhance program sustainability.”
Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown states,
“This is not a “voluntary” program. The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks. A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to “intervention” in “school readiness” and “social-emotional developmental indicators.” A farm family may be subject to “intervention” in order to “prevent child injuries.” The sky is the limit.
Although the Obama administration would claim the provision applies only to Medicaid families, the new statute, by its own definition, has no such limitation. Intervention may be with any family for any reason. It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited – or no – interaction with parents. The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.”
Part of the program will require massive data collecting of private information including all sources of income and the amount gathered from each source.
A manual called Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention includes firearms as potential safety hazard and will require inspectors to verify safety compliance and record each inspection into a database.

Last session South Carolina Rep. Bill Chumley introduced a bill, H.3101 that would nullify certain provisions of Obamacare. The bill would give the state attorney general the authority to authorize law enforcement to arrest federal agents for trespassing. It would make forced home inspections under Obamacare illegal in South Carolina. It passed in the House but died in the senate.'"
Joshua Cook

(taken from:
 http://obamacare.net/forced-home-inspections-authorized-under-obamacare/

That is a CLEAR violation of Ammendment 4 of our Constitution:

'The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, support by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.'

taken from: 'Foundations of Freedom' by the American Center for Law and Justice aclj.org





What moved me to tears was because The United States of America used to be a country that loved her people, that loved God Who brought her up from the ashes and into power.
Our country, when looked upon, we used to be so very proud of her because she was SET APART from the rest of the world.  But what happened?  Communism.  Down the path, somewhere down the line, we lost the SET APARTness that had made us so different, so special.  Marriage between one man and one woman was honored because it was the way God Word's said to honor each other, the sanctity of life was honored and the murder of little babies abhorred because God's Word said that He 'knit' us together in our mother's womb, He knows every little baby in the womb is a human being.  

The freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, (to speak out in our writing), the freedom to bear arms, the freedom against unreasonable searches, all found in the Bill of Rights, used to be HIGHLY upheld.  

What happened?  Our country began to shun the History of her past as if it were shameful, and we began to glory too much in the 'look-what-WE-have-done's instead of the LOOK-WHAT-HE-HAS-DONE!  

Below I am pasting a piece of America's past that brings forth a piece of forgotten Truth for many of us.

Children in Public Schools are not learning their History in school, they aren't even learning from books now, but worksheets, I know because I know people that are substitute teachers.  And what they are learning is, though mayhaps some is true, they leave the very Creator of America herself OUT OF THE PICTURE completely!  
After reading this you will know that America was founded on God Almighty.  The Truth cannot be hidden! 
 The Forgotten Man video



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Look at what the American Center for Law and Justice sent me!! This is real, guys and we need to stand before it's too late. Copy and Paste this message and post it on Facebook and send it to as many people as you can!! We can't give up hope ever!

'"Samantha,
Something amazing is happening in Washington. Something the alleged experts said could never happen.
Now even Democrats are calling for a delay in ObamaCare.
That's right, just a week after the media called conservatives like Ted Cruz crazy for proposing an ObamaCare delay, six Democratic senators have made similar calls.
That means a majority of the Senate now supports an ObamaCare delay.
Why?
Because ObamaCare is imploding. People simply can't enroll.
Join our new movement to stop ObamaCare at ICantEnroll.com. Next week we want 100,000 Americans to speak with one voice, to declare unequivocally that ObamaCare is broken.
Go to the site. Build on our amazing momentum. Even Democrats are joining the fight.
Sign the petition at ICantEnroll.com to strike a critical blow at ObamaCare.
Jay Sekulow"'

According to ACLJ, ObamaCare is going to be 50,000 PER YEAR FOR AN AVERAGE FAMILY.
People can't afford this guys!!  WE NEED TO FIGHT NOW!!  GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN TO GO TO icantenroll.com!!!!  The TIME that we have to win this battle is running out!

Will you fight with me?

Sincerely,
Samantha

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's TIME!!

This picture was taken 7 years ago.  7 years!! Where does the time go?  Only God knows, I could be married in another 7 or less from now!  It makes me scared almost of how fast time has flown for me...and it doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Time is the most precious material gift God has given us, and I think, "What if God has put me in this country, for such a time as this?"

Recently, I've been thinking a lot about Truth and standing up for It.  I suppose you could put it this way,

Patriot- A person that stands up for Truth; and against the lies, protecting his/her freedom and the freedom his/her countrymen.

The other day, I stayed up late into the night writing a letter to my local Senator.  The passion flowed from my heart through my pen, my heart beating faster and faster and the patriotism of Johnny Tremain filling me up to it's fullest.  I felt like one of those "rebels" that began the Revolution in 1775.  My mind whirred with visions of tea being dumped, spies galloping through the midnight woods on the fastest of horses, and the Minute Men who were simple farmers that had the courage to stand up against the so far Undefeated British Militia.  The words flowed deep from something inside that I had been pushing down for a long time.
The passionate letter turned out being more of an article.  Here it is:

Dear Mr. Senator,

My name is Samantha. I'm 16 years old, and I'm a passionate citizen of the United States of America.  
First, I want to say that I KNOW I am a voice for more than just me.  I am the Voice of America herself, crying out, thirsting, praying, for a change in wind, a flicker of sunlight, a ray of Truth to once more illuminate us.
The change we thirst for, however, is not a change you and Uncle Sam can just bring about yourselves and "fix" overnight.  Honestly, face the Truth, (yes, I know you cringe at that word, and it stings, doesn't it?) and let the Great Founder of our blessed nation be once more given the credit due to His name for establishing the most prosperous nation on planet earth.  This Great Founder, oh His name we all know well.  In all barren Truth, we, each one of the citizens of our country and of the world, know of Him so well that that is the very reason, I know, we have shunned Him altogether. 
For, just think, if the very citizens of the United States of America knew that Holy, omniscient God founded our country as seeds implanted in the souls of the pilgrims over 400 years ago;
and that it was only by their (pilgrims) faith in the Lord, and by His Word lighting their path, that America is the most blessed country she is today;
then by golly if the American people would wake up to that and shout it at the mountaintops, then a great change  would indeed stir up!  The change would stir in the souls of Americans because God's Truth in His Word would be no secret or mystery any longer.  

A change of stone hearts to flesh, a change from old man to new man in Christ, a change in the worldview in public schools to where we, as bright children hungering to be fed Truth, would actually be taught that we are worth something beyond value, that we are hand-crafted by the hand of God Himself, that we are, and always will be, human beings with souls that will live eternally;
and we never were a sack of cells that spilled by accident!!  But in truth can be children of Almighty God if we but believe in His saving Name!!
This is the Ultimate, internally-wrought change that will prove to be the Greatest Great Awakening in History!!  This IS the kind of change that the citizens and people alike of America need!  


We don't need more taxes,

We don't need more babies murdered in the womb,

We don't need more textbooks put out by Federal Government in whose science and history teachings are not True science and history;

But instead we, as a country, and you, as a leader of High bestowed authority need to sink to our kneecaps and beg the Lord He love us enough to send His Spirit to us once more; that we may the be enlightened to go forth upon our horses of Truth, Hope, Victory and Light!  Advancing the True Kingdom.

These are my people.

Christ is my God.

America, she is my country, and I will fight for her, and I will keep re-sending this letter no matter how many times it takes; and I will press forward upon my horse of Truth, until the wickedness that is being worshiped in the High Places, and the oppression of our God-given inalienable rights by those whom we have entrusted, is cut off from America as far as the East is from the West.

I am beseeching you, I am seeking you out, to be the voice, even if you're seemingly the only voice, you're not.

Plead for the widow, for her face remains abundant in America,

Plead for the orphan, for his face, though oft unseen by human eye, cries out for deliverance from within the chamber of his mother's womb...but he remains orphaned, for too many times...he is unwanted.

Plead for the American family.  Obamacare will kill the good, strong hardworking Christian fathers, and wear down the mothers that struggle to feed their brood.  It is not care, and it is a violation of our Constitutional rights by forcing us to support more murdering of innocent lives.  Aren't enough little children killed mercilessly already??  Or must the HEALTH CARE, THAT'S SUPPOSED TO CARE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE'S HEALTH, KILL MORE OF US THAN ABORTION ALREADY HAS?
  
But, if for no other reason at all, plead for the sake of America's soul herself, and pray to God that He'll equip you so you'll withstand the battle.

James 1:27

Signed,
S.A.
---------------

When will YOU stand?





Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Even When, He IS

I am reminded constantly of how God's plan never fails us.  Always, from the beginning of time, He knew who we would become, He made you special and one of a kind whether you're a young man or a young woman.  He knows everything about you.  And all through history, His plan for little girls to always grow up and become mommies was always meant to be so.  His plan for little rowdy, rambunctious boys who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, was for them to grow up to become men of valor and honor that would not be afraid to get their hands dirty as men too and would sweat and work hard to provide for their wives and children.

God's plan is so faithful!  All through the ages the Lord has planned for man and woman to become one in marriage and to honor Him by raising children that might know His plan for them too.  Isn't that beautiful?

I look at the sun and am reminded of His beauty...even when I doubt and wonder who I really am, God does not doubt who I am, He made me and He knows me.  Even when I'm so unfaithful, He remains ever the same and always I will cling to His burly arm just like a frightened little girl that will never grow up, never letting go!

Praise ye the Lord.  Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise in the congregation of the saints.
Psalm 149

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Modern Day Patriots Part 1~ Jesus Is Your Fireman

I know I'm one day late for posting a post about the 12th anniversary of  9/11 when the Muslim Terrorists bombed the Twin Towers, and I apologize to everyone on here for being late.  I simply didn't get to it yesterday.  But nevertheless, it's not too late to post now is it?!

First off, let's take a pause to remember and thank all the firefighters, the policemen and all the regular people too that instead of running away from the crashing, burning buildings on that horrid day twelve years ago yesterday, they ran toward the fire.

'For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone will die.  

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.'
Romans 5:6-8

In Part One of this new series of posts I'm starting, I want this one to be solely focusing on this one point...
As amazing the love those firefighters and policemen had for the people burning inside those two towers, they only had the ability to save some from physical harm, as humans, they could not save their soul.

But God's Son Jesus Christ the righteous fireman,  He runs straight into the fires of screaming, burning Hell and brings our parched soul from the furnace and breathes life into you!  Do you understand that?  I know it feels so hard, but just admit it, you can't save yourself!  I know it feels like your hurting your pride, because you are, but just admit it, you desperately need a Savior!  And that Savior MUST be, there's no way around, under or over it, MUST be God!  Since we know that 'all have sinned and FALL SHORT of His glory', then whom else is worthy to save us besides the One that created all things??  Have you ever told a lie?  Even a teensy one?  Or worshiped evil in your mind or heart?  I know it seems small, but compared to awesome, holy God it makes you unworthy.  From the second you were conceived in your mother's womb, (yes you were a living, breathing human being with a real soul even though to the outside world you were too tiny to notice, He did!) you were a sinner, and me included; for we all have fallen short of His glory.

So even when you were too small to feed yourself, God knew that you needed Him to act on your behalf.  Oh that we would realize that Jesus runs through the fire for us!  Calling out your name, whatever it may be, (for He knows you by name) and shouting for you to run to His arms so He can carry you to safety!!  

Before I finish, I want to end with one quick, little story.  Yesterday I found myself sitting in the waiting room in a dental clinic while my Mom got her tooth fixed in another room.  My siblings were sitting beside me, and about three chairs down there sat this man in his mid twenties glued to his iPhone.  Because I happened to be sitting fairly close, I casually began to start a conversation with him by first commenting on his leather cowboy boots.  We got to talking a little, but he was so back and forth between his cell phone and my face that it soon dropped and I moved to sit back with my siblings again.

As I sat there in my chair trying to think up the right words to write on my writing assignment that I'd brought with me, I suddenly felt the prodding of the Holy Spirit so sharply that it felt almost as if my heart had froze solid.  Holy Spirit was saying, You need to ask, Samantha.  Ask him about his eternity.  The Voice was so clear that I began to grow uncomfortable just sitting there and not heeding it. In fact, as I was growing a bit sick to the stomach, mulling over the entire should I? Shouldn't I?  tantrum, my mind flipped back to a something I'd read in Corrie Ten Boom's book, A TRAMP FOR THE LORD, earlier that day.  
Now Corrie Ten Boom was a woman that took in Jews during WW2 and hid them in her house from murder by the Gestapo, the  Pro-Socialist/Communist Nazi police that roamed Holland and Germany.  But after a while, a man betrayed her and Corrie and her entire family were captured by the Nazis and taken to the concentration camp for women.  In these camps, they had a crematorium, lice and flea-infested barracks that housed the thousands of captive women, and gas chambers that was simply one of the many ways that they would put these women to death by closing the doors and then filling these chambers up with poison.  The other ways they would be killed would either be by machine gun or cremated.  Sick and evil, I know!!  
 These women were stripped of their clothing and forced to walk past the soldiers, humiliated beyond comprehension and treated lower than dogs.

My point with all this?  My point is that even though Corrie was in the face of a ghastly situation of death, fear and cruelty, she still chose to stand up for her Lord.  In truest fact, she held Bible studies with hundreds of women and there arose revivals from this place of seemingly hopeless fate.

As I sat in my comfortable little cushioned chair, in an air-conditioned building with my book on my lap, my mind thought of courage. My mind went back to what Corrie was willing to face to share the Gospel and to be a Tramp for the Lord.  I realized that if I couldn't even be obedient in this one, seemingly tiny area of my life in sharing the Gospel with a man in a dental shop, that probably could not and would not even think of punching me for sharing it with him, 
then how could I be obedient to the Lord when I must stand up and look into the eyes of Evil itself?

With my heart hurting and feeling nervous I crossed the fence of my comfortable Me-World and asked the man this simple question, "What do you think is on the other side?"  Without hesitating, knowing exactly what I meant, he replied, "Ah, I try not to think about that. You know I have two kids and..." and he explained how trying to figure out how to support his family was what mattered to him.  I nodded, but went on to say that we all know we will die and that we'll have to face Holy God on Judgement Day, and that it's only by Christ's blood covering you that you can be saved.
Now, to me I felt disappointed because he only nodded and went back to his phone world.  But in my heart, I knew that I had done what God had asked me to do.  Corrie had once done the same as well, with a young woman named Tinny while they were standing in the concentration camp, and Tinny gave her heart to Jesus Christ. Come to find out, Tinny was killed 3 days later.

Tinny's soul was in the fire, but because of Corrie's obedience to the Lord, Jesus opened her eyes and He brought her out and SAVED her!!  

What the glorious Fireman we have in Jesus Christ.  Heed His Voice when you hear Him, because I know He calls each one of us.

   


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I really appreciate what the American Center for Law and Justice does and i thought I'd pass this on to you! They are standing up for us conservitives and homeschoolers, against Obamacare in 2 days in court and need all the help they get! Even if you can't donate, I would forward this to as many people as you know. Thanks! Sam

ACLJ Take Action  |  Contribute

Like
f
  Like this on Facebook

Samantha,
Being pro-life means protecting the unborn and making sure every child has a home.
At the ACLJ, we work behind the headlines to protect life and defend adoptive families.
Did you know the ACLJ exposed a direct IRS attack on adoptive families and is working with Senators to make sure the abuse stops?
Did you know the ACLJ is in court defending Crisis Pregnancy Centers that give women options other than abortion?
Did you know the ACLJ is succeeding in seven cases across the country stopping the HHS abortion-pill mandate?
The ACLJ defends life, and it defends those families who give hope to the hopeless.
We have three days left in our Matching Challenge. Three days to raise more than $300,000 to fund our defense of life.
Give today to double your impact.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel
Contribute Now
Double Your Gift

Friday, August 23, 2013

My first night with top braces.... :) bittersweet

I'm realizing how though the results are worth it I know, braces hurt.  Like, hurt hurt.  And so, they aren't amazingly attractive or radical, they are simply put, metal on your teeth that pulls your teeth back.
But don't get me wrong I am SO grateful for them! After about 7 years of waiting and needing them, maybe more, I finally have them! It's like a dream and nightmare come true!
Is that even possible?

Do any of you have braces feel free to give me tips and pointers as I am an open book~
Till next adventure,
Sam

I GOT BRACES TODAY!

They are light perriwinkle & royal blue. 
Pictures later!
I'm so excited!!:)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Age Fog

You have to be 16 to get your license, 18 to vote, and the list goes on.  You can get braces when your 15, you can get your own room when your 10, you can babysit when your 12.  Your list might continue on and on.  There seems to be a certain age for everything!!  And before we hit that age....well, we're just...kids.  Right?  Wrong!

I want to introduce something that I believe a lot of us and me included get wrapped up in and we let it stop us reaching our full potential.  It's called the Age Fog.  So many times we feel like we have to wait till such and such time and you can finally be able to be somebody in life.  What a lie this is!  

Now let me introduce a new, radical Truth.  
You can be ANY age to fight for injustice, 
you can be ANY age to share the Truth of Jesus Christ as Savior to a lost soul, 
you can be ANY age to start your own Pro-Life campaign, 
you can be ANY age to be a Pro-swimmer,
you can be ANY age to be the BEST person you were made to become.  

There's no age limit on success.  Never. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Freedom of Speech---write your letters!

I don't care if your a kid...in fact, kids and young people are the next generation in our country.PLEASE WRITE YOUR LETTERS!!!  WE ARE THE ONES, the six year olds, the seventeen-year olds, all the young people, are going to be the ones, our grand-children and their great-great-grand children, are going to and are the ones that will be paying for this 2.6 trillion dollar debt increase with Obamacare.

PLEASE WRITE LETTERS pleading with our local government officials to repeal Obamacare!! 

Click the link below to find out who your local officials are:

http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/default.aspx/leg_lookup.aspx

With this Obamacare, not only will it be raising the butchering of the babies each year, (feeding the pockets of those that want abortions and do them) but it will be breaking the backbone of the Middle Class. Consider what ACLJ sent out a few days back;


'"Samantha,
Despite the Obama Administration's repeated denials, explosive testimony from senior IRS attorneys this week revealed that the IRS Chief Counsel's office was directly involved in targeting conservatives. In other words, the scandal now reaches ever-closer to the White House itself. We cannot allow this abusive IRS to control ObamaCare. Read these critical updates and sign the petition today.
Sign the Petition to Delay, Defund, and Defeat ObamaCare
A corrupt agency controlling a dangerously pro-abortion law that even unions say is a "nightmare" will be an utter disaster. Take Action.
Will IRS Scandal Lead All the Way to Obama? How high will it go? Could this end up at the Oval Office? The evidence will tell the tale.
America Rejecting ObamaCare; Unions Say it Will "Destroy . . . Backbone" of Middle Class With each passing day, a growing number of Americans understand ObamaCare is truly the wrong prescription.'"

 Here's the letter my 8-year old sister wrote:

 
"Dear Mr. governor. I am Elena and I am eight years old. I hate it when baby’s die. Save the lives of the baby’s. please don’t let the Obama care pass.




Sincerely Elena"

Here are the addresses of some of the local government officials near the Kansas City area:




Please write your letters!  Please little children, write your letters!  We are writing them on behalf of all the babies in the womb that have no voice,

and on the behalf of ourselves and our future generation of children. 
We can't let this happen....not on our watch. 


 
   

Redeem Your Time

Victory

"'You are the man who used to boast
That you'd achieve the uttermost,
Some day.

You merely wished a show,
To demonstrate how much you know
And prove the distance you can go...

Another year we've just passed through.
What new ideas came to you?
How many big things did you do?

Time...left twelve fresh months in your care
How many of them did you share
With opportunity and dare
Again where you so often missed?

We do not find you on the list of Makers Good,
Explain the fact!
Ah no, 'twas not the chance you lacked!
As usual--you failed to act!'"

--Herbert Kauffman



Let us redeem our time by being INTENTIONAL with our time.  This week, I wrote out my top 3-4 goals that I know I want accomplished for me personally.  Not a to-do list like 'mop, sweep, clean the bathroom,'
but my list of goals that I want done THIS week.  

Also, a new thing I am doing to be putting on my blog too, is a new question each week that I ask myself and my friends;
the question is this:

"If you weren't afraid of failing, what things would you do for the Lord Jesus this week?"
 

Wow!  That's a tough one...think about it! 















Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Creation Museum! Rebuilding Noah's Ark!!


Already Gone

Already Gone is the title of my favorite young-earth Creationist, Ken Ham's book.  In this book, he digs deep into the core of the epidemic that is sweeping North America...the 'leaving the church' epidemic.  And has led multiple studies on how 2/3 of the kids you see sitting in the church pews today are 'already gone' in their hearts and will be gone by college age; because they are doubting the authority of Scripture beginning as young as Middle School age.  

In Already Gone, p. 102-103 he writes,

'Now I want you to understand what has happened--this is key to understanding what has happened to our culture, and key to understanding why our kids are leaving the Church.  This is the crux of the issue.  It is an issue of authority--biblical authority.

It is true that the literal events of Genesis are foundational to all doctrine--to the gospel.  In Matthew 19:4-7, when Jesus was explaining the doctrine of marriage, He quoted from the creation account of Adam and Eve to teach the doctrine of one man for one woman.  The whole meaning of the gospel is dependent upon the account of the Fall of man, and thus original sin, as given in Genesis.  Ultimately, every single biblical doctrine theology, directly or indirectly, is founded in the historical account given in Genesis 1-11.  And Genesis is written as typical historical narrative (not like the Psalms that are written as typical Hebrew poetry).  If one undermines this history, or reinterprets it, or tries to claim it is myth or symbolic, then one undermines the foundation of the rest of the Bible, including the gospel.

But even given this, there is something far more crucial--it is the very WORD itself, the authority of the book we call the Bible.

The reason we know Jesus rose from the dead is that we take God's Word as written.  The reason we know a fish swallowed a man is that we take God's Word as written.  And if you take God's Word as written in Genesis (and it is written history and quoted from as history throughout the Bible as did Jesus Himself in His earthly ministry), it is very clear that God created in six ordinary days, that man and animals were vegetarian before sin, there was a global Flood, and there was an event after the Flood called the Tower of Babel that formed the different people groups.

Thus, one can't have a fossil record of supposed millions of years before man containing evidence of animals eating each other, bones with diseases like cancer, and thorns said to be hundreds of millions of years old, when everything was described by God as "very good" and animals and man were vegetarian and there was no sin and thus no death and disease or thorns before Adam's rebellion.  The ultimate reason so many in the Church (including professors at Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian colleges) reinterpret the Genesis account of creation, or say it is not important, is because of the influence of the idea of millions of years and evolutionary teaching.

Here is the point.  Stand back and consider the big picture.  If we teach our children (or anyone) to take God's Word as written concerning the Resurrection, the miracles of Jesus, and the account of Jonah and the great fish that swallowed him but then tell them we don't need to take Genesis as written but can reinterpret it on the basis of the word's teaching about millions of years and evolution--we have unlocked a door.

The door we've unlocked is the door to undermine biblical authority.  We are really saying, "We want you to take God's Word as written according to literature and language in certain places--but not here at the beginning in Genesis."

What we have actually done is made man the authority over God's Word.  We have taught our children that they can take what they learn at school and can reinterpret the Bible's clear teaching in Genesis to supposedly fit this into the Bible. 

BY STAYING SILENT (caps added by me) and not defending Genesis, we are "teaching" our children that we don't have to tale God's Word as written, and man can reinterpret the Bible's clear teaching............'

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

In the Black No More

The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.
~ Nahum 1:7

Read what ACLJ Christian radio sent me this morning....

Samantha,
Could the Muslim Brotherhood's days be numbered?
The Egyptian military just declared that it might step in to depose the Muslim Brotherhood and protect Egyptians from Muslim Brotherhood violence.
But within hours, the Obama Administration responded. CNN said U.S. officials "have also warned the Egyptian military that a military coup would trigger U.S. legislation cutting off all U.S. aid, which totals about $1.5 billion per year."
In other words, the Obama Administration will fund the Egyptian military only if it stays loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood government.
This is incredible.
The Muslim Brotherhood's motto includes the phrase "jihad is our way." It is the sworn enemy of the United States and Israel. Not one penny of our tax dollars should prop up a Muslim Brotherhood regime.
This is a crucial time. Stand with Egypt's Christians. Stand with Israel. Make your voice heard:
Sign the petition to sequester the Muslim Brotherhood.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel
P.S. We've engaged our offices around the world as the Muslim Brotherhood steps up its persecution of Christians. Generous donors have agreed to match every online gift. Give today and double your impact.
Contribute Now
Double Your Gift





In other words, Obama has made his best pals the very same people that bombed America's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in 2001! This is outrageous....does God say anything about this topic?  You better believe it....

Ezekiel 38:18-19 

"And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "that My fury will show in My face.  For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.....and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence."


Right now, America has been turned against Israel just like the people of Gog, and the Lord will judge according to those that obey Him.  

Where do we hear about this sort of thing?  When you walk in Wal-Mart do you see on the front page: Obama supports Muslim Brotherhood, inviting them in the White House!: do we see that on Heading?  No, instead we hear about the latest TV cook got fired, or the latest Hollywood problem.  No Headlines say that 95% of the murder in America is the aborting of our children, and so on.

We need to not be in the black any longer.  Sin loves the dark, but when the light of God's Word shines upon it the truth is heard and you will never be the same.

Let us protect God's people, whether big or small.











Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What Should I Read?

That's a good question:), one that a ton of people ask.  Lately I've been reading a lot of different ones but here I'll name just a few that have been a real help to me, (seriously) in understanding the lies of today's culture verses God's unfailing Truth.





Rally with us on your knees!!

PLEASE BE PRAYING FERVENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
SOMEONE WE KNOW HAS AN ABORTION SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, AND SHE IS SET ON GETTING IT DONE.
MY HEART BREAKS TO THINK THAT THIS BABY MAY NOT HAVE THE CHANCE TO LIVE AND HE'S TOO LITTLE TO EVEN FIGHT BACK...
PLEASE BE PRAYING AND PRAYING AND PRAYING!!!!!
TWO LIVES ARE AT STAKE! PRAY THAT THIS MOTHER'S EYES WOULD BE OPENED TO THE TRUTH, THAT SHE WOULD BE CONVICTED, THAT ANGELS WOULD SURROND THIS CHILD, THAT HER CAR WOULD BREAK DOWN, ANYTHING TO STOP HER FROM GOING!

'FOR WHERE TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED IN MY NAME I AM THERE.'
GOD IS BIGGER.  WE MUST TRUST IN HIM AND THAT HE HAS THE VICTORY!!





Friday, June 28, 2013

The Attack Is not one for Equal Rights; It is the Direct Attack on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the sovereignty of God's Word

Before I begin, I want to paste what my Mom posted today on another fellow Christ Follower's blog,


"Hi Yelena… I agree with you too. I am also a Christ follower, and my heart breaks over the decisions that these men and women in high places are making in our culture. Just because sin is legalized does not mean it is right. Look at the legalization of abortion…it has been legalized since 1973. These are children…little unborn people that SHOULD have the right to live! Did you ever stop to think…every person that is ‘pro-choice’ has already been born. What if their mother had chosen to follow thru with abortion?!
Here, this day when the United States Supreme Court has ruled that homosexuals will have the same rights as those lawfully married, in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, is a sad day for those of us who love the Lord. Not only is homosexuality tolerated, it is now celebrated and gay couples are given the same rights as heterosexual couples. Are we, as a nation, blind to the fact that our culture, our country, starts in the home? Are we starting in our homes with a solid foundation of one man and one woman, according to God’s word in Genesis? (Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh).
Think of how God designed the human bodies of a man and woman to fit together, to bond physically but also spiritually. How beautiful this design…to bind a couple together, in two hearts and minds and souls…and the design of our Creator to also bring children into our world.
We are undermining the very foundation that any culture must have in order to thrive and our country’s leaders are in direct disobedience to the Word of God.
Are we, as Christ-followers, standing up for what is right? Even when it is uncomfortable, even when we are persecuted? …Christ suffered, so we should understand that we too will be persecuted for doing what is right, and just, according to the scripture. (Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you).
I do not hate gay people…I have had and do have a few friends now living in this lifestyle. However, we are called to love that person, and hate the sin. Just as if I was living a sinful lifestyle and engaging in sex outside of marriage….then I am disobeying God and will suffer the consequences. We must call it for what it is and lovingly confront our friends and family that may be in this lifestyle right now.
The following article comes from the Family Research Council, http://www.frc.org/issuebrief/new-study-on-homosexual-parents-tops-all-previous-research. I have taken an excerpt out of this article and put it here for the purpose of showing that there are so many detrimental, sad, and serious consequences that we are not being told, and our young people do not know, when it comes to choosing this homosexual lifestyle. We are being deceived by the very real enemy, satan, and it is very much a spiritual battle.
“The following, however, are some additional areas in which the children of lesbian mothers (who represented 71% of all the children with homosexual parents in this study) differed from the IBF children, in ways that were statistically significant in both a direct comparison and with controls. Children of lesbian mothers:
Are more likely to be currently cohabiting
Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance
Are less likely to be currently employed full-time
Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed
Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual
Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting
Are an astonishing 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver.”
Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been “physically forced” to have sex against their will
Are more likely to have “attachment” problems related to the ability to depend on others
Use marijuana more frequently
Smoke more frequently
Watch TV for long periods more frequently
Have more often pled guilty to a non-minor offense”
Here is another article on http://www.unh.edu/sociology/media/pdfs-journal2012/P12_Schaaff.pdf. The title of this article is “A Comparative Examination of Suicide Rates among Hetero and Homosexual Adolescents and Young Adults.”
“In this study, 637 heterosexual, 524 lesbian, and 143 bisexual women were surveyed regarding mental health issues (Koh 2006:33). Homosexual women whose sexual identity remained concealed were found to be 2.5 times more likely to have occasional or frequent suicidal
ideation compared to heterosexual women (Koh 2006:46). Further, homosexual women whose sexual identity remained concealed from the public were found to be 90% more likely to have attempted suicide then heterosexual women (Koh 2006:47).”
And these facts are just a tip of the iceberg.
We are all sinners and must cry out to the Lord. The bad news is that we are all sinners. The Good News is that Jesus Christ has come to the world to save those who repent and believe on Him. It’s not too late!
According to the New Testament, in Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
Share truth with others and love them as Christ does. Everyone needs him, not just homosexuals. We who tell a lie, we who hit our brother, we who stole a calculator from work, we who have a lustful thought, we who have cheated on our taxes. Each of these acts are sins. We will each suffer the wrath and separation from God, if we are not covered by the blood of Jesus.
Remember, Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, lest anyone can boast.” We must cry out to God for forgiveness and stand for what is right, according to our Creator’s word."
Holly Schmitz
Concerned Christ-follower, wife and mom


 Fellow Christian's Perspective on the DOMA ruling 
(Check this blog above!  Amazing!!)

Genesis 1:27-28, 2:23-24
"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it....and Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."  Therefore man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."'

After a broken heart mourning over the fallen path of wickedness our country has chosen, this is the poem that I wrote this morning; it's called:

No Room

Dear Jesus,

Selfish, blackened, was my heart, no desire to strive with Thee 

Outward, I looked, I felt good and pretty and sweet and those around thought so too,

But God, He who made man's heart, how He knows my heart much more than I.

I opened my mouth and claimed His name, yet I still desired and clung to my gold, glittery idols, 

Too reluctant to give them up,

Til Oh!  Alas!  The Lord Creator's Word was loosed like a raging fire and a seed He did conceive in my heart!

My idols of silver, sequin and glory, melted to soup like nothing

As Jesus Christ took the place in my soul of those thing and no room for any one else

Do have I.


The homosexual minority that are celebrating this morning because same-sex "marriage" has been legalized by reversing the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),
is more than a rebellion against everything society and our culture has ever known, believed or taught from the beginning...

it is none other a direct attack on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Think about it.  Where does the image of a spotless, white bride waiting for the promise of her bridegroom truly originate from? 

Here's from Matthew 25:

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
“At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
“Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’
“‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’
12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

The beautiful picture of a young woman keeping herself pure for her bridegroom is the picture of the Gospel.
Here's my testimony, I was a foolish virgin, I did not care about anyone but myself and I relished my sinful lusts, I hated my brother (which Jesus calls the same as murdering my brother) I talked back to my parents (the Ten Commandments, 'Honor your Father and Mother and it will go well with you...'), I lied to try to cover my sin (Ten Commandments, 'Do not lie') I have stolen, which makes me a thief.  Truly, if I had died a few years back I would have stood before my Maker God and He would have said, "Truly I tell you, I don't know you."  Because He did not know me!  To be honest, I was the exact opposite of that picture of the holy, spotless bride awaiting her bridegroom!  So how did that change?  
I didn't change anything, God did.  He changed my heart. And no this isn't mushy, it's the solid truth.  God's Word is Truth because it is the 'Salt and light' and it illuminates the sin that before I was trying to cover up.  When I read the Ten Commandments, and when you read them, you should be saying "Ouch! Ouch!"  just as if salt were penetrating your soul because it's the Truth!  It hurts!  Why would man "make-up" something that hurts? No, our culture today uplifts the things that "make us feel good" about ourselves, that make us happy, that can "cover-up"  the black, evil, depraved, wicked, sinners that we are.  If we got the Equal Rights that we deserved as sinners before a Holy Judge, then we deserve Hell.  

But God....oh the sweetness of those two words, not "but man" but it begins with Him;
Romans 5:7-8

'For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.
But God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.'

Do you know when someone seriously says something mean at you, or wrongs you and you get angry toward him?  That is what we have done to God.  We are all sinners, headed for destruction 
UNLESS you repent and believe that Jesus Christ took YOUR place on that cross and rose again, defeating your sin so you might live with God. 

Do you know that IF you trust in Jesus Christ  the Son of God, then Jesus lays His white, spotless, shimmering robe on our shoulders and takes our black, heavy, mucus-covered, bloody, infested from sin robe on his shoulders and 'He who knew no sin became sin for us so that we might become His righteousness...'.  If you turn and flee from your sin and cling to Christ, God no longer sees ------(fill in the blank with your name) as a filthy, transgressing sinner that deserves just punishment to Hell any longer, but He sees His Son, Jesus BECAUSE Jesus gave you His SNOW WHITE ROBE when you TRUSTED HIM!  

Now think about the age-old commitment between one man and one woman and how this correlates with the Gospel (which means Good News by the way!!!)  

When God changes a sinner's heart, He calls him or her his bride, and they are part of the church, (all those that have ever trusted and ever will trust in Jesus Christ's blood), and Jesus is the bridegroom!  All those that have believed are waiting for the promise that the Bridegroom is returning to gather the ones that truly love Him, not the lukewarm people, the true Believers.  

What Obama and the Government are doing is they are loading their 16 calibers and trying it at the foundation of Christianity, at God's Word the Bible.  If we take out the sacred commitment between the bridegroom and the bride, then we are destroying the very foundations upon which the TRUE Bridegroom and Bride stand!!!
 
If you are reading this and anger is rising up, then it is a righteous anger and that is an indication that God's Spirit may be working in you.  But remember this!!  The REAL Enemy here is not the Government, it is not  those that choose to rebel against God's plan (which we all do before God gets a hold of us) or even Obama, but the REAL Enemy is Satan.  The Devil is rejoicing today but though he may have won this little battle, 
I know, we know Who wins in the end, 
and all those that trust in Jesus Christ saving blood are washed as WHITE AS SNOW and are perfect brides of Christ not because they did anything for

'It is by grace you have been saved, by faith, not of yourselves lest anyone should boast'!  Ephesians 2:8-9 
 
The line is being drawn, and we should not be surprised when the persecutions of those who stand up for the Word of God are spit upon, ridiculed, and even murdered.  Yes, murdered.  

But God is sovereign, and I believe this is one of the things He is allowing to truly divide the True Christians from those that are lukewarm.  Like my dad has said, "Sometimes in order to stand we need to be on our knees."

I am sick to my stomach over this....but Jesus is my Savior and He is faithful.  Amen forever!  He is my Bridegroom!  And no matter how many people choose the wide path that leads to destruction, my Savior has 'set my feet upon a rock and put a new song in my mouth' and I will follow Him!!
For there is no room for anyone else, or anything else.  His Word is Truth, I am saved.  And  Christ calls us to love those that persecute us, He says to love our enemies.  'For they will know you by your love...'
Humbly speak the truth in aggressive love.

Stand up for His Word, it is under attack. But we have the cannons, all the ammo we will ever need...
right in the pages of The Book that's called,

The Holy Bible.
 

















There was an error in this gadget

"Now, therefore," Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."

"Now, therefore,"  Says the Lord, "Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping.."
Joel 2:12