Pennned, I can't help but wonder is this the reason no one seems concerned about abortions in high places. Do you think some group with lots of clout is maybe wanting abortions to continue for research rreasons. Sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie but this is reality. And very thought provoking.
Jessica, I so appreciate your comment and your understanding. Sometimes it just helps to know that. To me, you are the one that has had a hard time with your health and all you go through because of that and I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts as well. Blessings and peace and God be with you, dear sister and your family.
Well, sister Jessica, I understand your pain and confusion in that situation. The first job I had at age 17, was fired because the married manager made advances toward me that I refused to accept. Back then, nothing could be done about it. Maybe, that's why I was so content to stay home and raise my four kids. Had it not been for God helping me throughout my life and in my marriage, helping us to just survive things probably would have turned out much differently.
If you are in the mood for an affair, you can find it can happen even in church. Oh yes, especially if you sing in the choir. A few years back a couple was having an affair. Both were married but not to each other. At my husband's place of business there was an affair going on between the dispatcher and District Manager at his office. Dispatcher was at their main office but somehow they found each other and soon everybody knew about it, even his wife who also worked at her husband's office as dispatcher. My dad somehow, somewhere found lots of women to have affairs with and finally ran off with one. My first husband found lots of women to have affairs with and got a divorce on adultry and named the woman that kept harrassing me. And not one person was on facebook. For those that are the envious type and get depressed over things like that then I would very much advise them to not go there. For me and other christian friends that are happy and love the Lord we enjoy reading posts that encourage. We weep when they have problems. One of my friends from the town we moved from lost her daughter yrs.ago and just recently lost her husband. We see pictures of each other and rejoice when someone has a new grand baby. I guess you can find bad or good in just about anything.
They had posted a Picture of her and most do that, especially if they are children. Later when they are well, another picture is posted with thanks to God for the healing and to those who prayed. Very rewarding and strenghens your faith as well. I play games on there with friends which relaxes me and is fun. I have a farm For instance with animals and crops that I tend to. Silly, maybe, but I get enjoyment out of it with friends helping each other out. Some are chinese, mexican, all kinds of people and we appreciate help given.It is not all bad. I don't have time to follow anyone and I don't stay on it but a short while. You can become obessed with anything. A christian should live a balanced life and that's what I try to do. If I don't respond to someone's comment it's because I have gotten off and may not be on again until the next day or longer. Not ignoring anyone's comment.
I can see that as true for some that are like my neice, who is very much that way. For me I am in a prayer group and everytime someone asks for prayer I feel humbled by any griping or complaining or mumuring that I do at times. Sometimes it breaks your heart for those that are going through some really horrific things. One had a pice of a small child with a large gash from her forehead down one eye that was shut and swollen. It was doing fine until infection set in. She had no brain damage, etc. Seems she had been kicked by a horse. They are worried that she will go blind. We all posted our prayers for this family. No judging, just prayers. My friends on there are mostly the old one from the small town that I was so anxious to move away from. Go figure.
I am not debating this issue with anyone because everyone has a right to voice their own opinion of someone or some group or whatever. It's a free country,so far, and I will as long as I can. Peace and blessings to all this morning.
Thank the good Lord that we still have God fearing preachers that aren't afraid to speak out the truths of God. I have been supporting their ministry for 30yrs or more and get their Decision magazine every month and so far God has not told me personally that they are heretics. I actually laugh at the comments that are made about them especially those that support a President that is exactly like what is said about the Grahams.
Could very well be, Shane. So glad to see we are back on the thread again and prophesy has always been an interest of mine but not to the point some are with saying this or that one is the AntiChrist. He will be revealed when the time is right.How's everything going for you in socal? I have a grandson going through Boot Camp in San Diego, California. He's just 18 yrs old but wanted to do this. He'll do fine because he has the heart of a warrior. Peace and blessings.
Thank you for your prayers pennned and Jessica and that gives me courage and faith as they do futher testing and Pennned I will put Kent on my prayer list as well. We certaintly need to be good bereans and be aware of what's really going on in the world. I get a lot of information on here that I didn't know about. I try to be fair and teachable. Jessica, I went to a ladies retreat once and was in a group that had to do with prayer. The lady taught that prayer is very powerful and when we tell someone that we can't do anything for them but pray for them, that's like saying, all we can do is send up a Ballistic Missile for you. Amen, when we are praying we are doing something for these people in their suffering. Prayers for you as well. We all need the prayers of each other.
I agree that we should be focusing on the signs rather than just the Man. I see Crislam as a very big sign as one author spoke of as deceiving some even now. Rick Warren and other preachers Robert Schuller for one have signed an agreement concerning this very thing. Interesting article. Jesus said to look up when you see these things happening for your redemption drawth neigh. He does not want us focusing on these signs but to be aware and awake..to keep working for the kingdom while it is day for the night is coming when no man can work. These are thoughts that came to mind from my reading of the scriptures most of my life but can't remember chapter or verse like some on here. I think it's important to read and study God's word because He will bring to mind what you need to comfort and keep your eyes on Him as the days grow darker.
Jessica, I sense you have the same heart for the perscuted church as well. Your spirit and posts speak comfort and blessings as well to me. I have a prayer request as well. A spot on my husbands liver was found during a cat-scan and MRI. My husband got a message confused and we misunderstood. He has been refered to a Cancer Specialist Wednesday. Just helps me to know that others are praying. Thanks, prayers for you also and blessings dear sister.
Pennny, thank you for understanding where I am now with a great burden for the perscution of Christians. What you posted spoke to my spirit and brought me great comfort. I have been saying the same thing to others, we are now in the last days and satan is bringing this on Christians because he knows he has a short time left. Btw I did research on the vaccines and the side effects and I recant that statement I made that they should be forced on kids even over the objection of the parent. The child's parents should have the final say. Peace and blessings to you and Dorcas and all. Easter is coming up but there will be no comment from me.
Jessica, I agree. In our town we have a Homeless Shelter that people can give support to with their gifts of food, money or clothing. We have a Battered Woman's Shelter and a van that brings them and their children tto church and could go on and on but I said all that to say this. Here we have a place that homeless people gather and live. We had some really unusual weather last week with snow and ice and really cold. A homelss woman died down there under the bridge where they gather. They think she died from exposure to the weather. Her body has been sent to Litter Rock but haven't heard anything yet. Very sad but what else can you do for them? Just hope this will at least save some babies.
I just commented on this on the Franklin thread. Right Johng and Jessica. We were asked by a group that were over there who decided to stay rather than leave. They asked for prayers from everyone that the e- mails with pictures of some of these children being with the isis people..some already dead. They want us to cover them with our prayers. Let us set aside our differences and cover these people with our prayers. Jim, forget the past. It doesn't help to look at what's been done other than learn from our mistakes and right the wrong that's been done which I really don't see happening.
Dorcas, I understand what you are saying but since I have never been a Catholic, know very little about their beliefs and have no desire to be one yet sometimes I am condemned for not standing against them personally. Billy and Franklin probably feel the same way..I am not God and I will not worry about those who claim to be christians that is not my job and I am so glad it's not. There is coming a Judgement Day and we all have to stand before God to give account of our own sins and then the sheep and goats are going to be seperated, it will be then that Jesus will say,"Depart from me I never knew you" I believe we should be a witness to those God sends into our lives out of love for them. I get overwhemed trying to win the world. I pray for those poor christians that are being persecuted and someone sent me an e-mail with picture of the children being killed and it's something I will never forget. I know why there is a hell and judgement coming and God's wrath poured out. The ones that sent the photos out are the ones that have stayed to help them and asked that it be sent to everyone we know and for us to cover them with our prayers as they face this evil and minister to those who face it.
Franklin as far as I know has never been on Larry King, never said anything to Schuller, and like me and my daughter we disagree on politics as well as other issues. Stop putting Franklin down because he and his father are not joined at the hip. However, I am on facebook and just recently this quote was on there with a picture of Billy Graham," It's the Holy Spirit's Job to Convict, God's Job to Judge and My Job to Love" Amen, Billy Graham and if more did this rather than point fingers ( with 4 pointing back) how much better this world would be.
They called and said it was not serious. Nothing to worry about, will not have go to a liver specialist. Thanks for your prayers, pennned, Dorcas, and others who prayed.Doctor will explain more when he sees him in a month.