WHISPERS

“Just let me tell you….”

When someone you love has a change of heart due to what someone you love tells them, it is a crushing realization. Even if it had a glimmer of truth, to lose favor with family and friend without having a loving discussion of the matter simply isn’t right. If you know of what I speak, you know the pain such a thing causes. You begin to wonder just how much all of them truly ‘loved’ you, donchaknow. Really. I must be extremely naive and to come to that realization at my age hurts the worst. To have broken that many hearts brings about heavy remorse. 

So, I write about it to you. There will be some who find this unacceptable and that’s fine. But to me iit is taking assessment of what I might have said about another and that has a glimmer of gossip, I must ask forgiveness as quickly as I can. I have been rather outspoken on political issues without knowing all that I should know about issues. I seem to be guilty of finding fault with some who do not share my thinking and that I deeply regret. On the off-chance that be so, Please forgive my sinful self.  Simply because I love my country so very much does not give me the right to tear into another. I have said many times, “One of us is very wrong”, but each of us has that right. We shall both come to realize the truth one day. I do know for a fact that there is Truth abounding in the Love of God. Forgive me where in I have failed. There is a great old praise song written in 1917 by Frederick Lehman and Claudia Mays that tells me just where I should be founded. The last verse (supposedly found written on the wall of an institution for the insane) says: “Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made, Were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above Would drain the ocean dry; Nor could the scroll contain the whole, Though stretched from sky to sky.”

We should spend our time on worthwhile things that glorify a most Gracious God!

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN

Pass the Plate

I was watching a streaming channel today on YouTube. (I rather enjoy them, especially when the subject is bible prophecy, Dallas Cowboys or biographies)  Halfway through, there was a commercial for the ‘entire series’ on DVD.  That reminded me that Jesus never charged for any of the miracles and his ministry. I know he had expenses and I know there was a disciple responsible for their ‘purse’, but I have yet to find where he set a charge for services. I recall my years as ministry leader in churches, when we had a ‘special guest’, even though there would be a ‘Love Offering’ taken, there was also a special table set up in the lobby with something for sale. I would have preferred that there be an order form included in the weekly church bulletin for that purpose. Sales tables bothered me. I see where former governmental dignitaries get giant ‘gratuity’ for speeches and I doubt that guest preachers are compensated equally. People expect a lot more from Pastors than they do their Congressman, donchaknow. Really. We don’t hold them to the same standard as we should. Have you ever thought about how church members pinch pennies when it comes to compensation for their leaders, but don’t seem to have a problem when it comes to the charges made by elected officials. As a matter of fact, I doubt most even know what we are paying those we send to office. Just a surface perusal will tell us that they’re not hurting. Instead of checks written as fees, we should simply ‘pass-the-plate’ and that would be what guests received. I still think “No Charge” is much more palatable, otherwise.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

PHEW!!!

  PHEW!

My young friend just got a scent of the detritus of thought and action permeating America and she is turning green. You and I? Well we’re used to the stench of immorality and personal Sin. We’ve been walking the dark path so long, it seems natural. It’s like the rendering plant that was built in my home town. It STUNK to high heaven when it first began operations, but after a while, only newcomers would notice it.  We had a huge compost farm about a quarter mile from our home in Charlotte and it was terrible until they had expensive baffles installed and even then, when the wind was just right it nearly knocked us down when we walked outside our home. No amount of baffling can remove the odor of Sin, donchaknow. Really. From little to big, Sin stinks and sends us closer to bad circumstances, yet, we simply continue on down the darkened path to a very bad place. It’s been like this forever, but there is a cleansing agent that has been available all that time.  Christians caught a whiff of it at the moment of ‘belief’, but many have lost the scent. It’s easy to simply ‘go along’ and pretty soon we get used to the odor, but like my little friend, we can each repent and bring refreshed air to our corner. Just one at a time is all it takes, so let’s take the time and make God smile today. No more bad smells, OK?

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN

“I M” From Heaven

Whenever something bad happens, regardless of what the tragedy may be, it could be an invite for a private conversation with God. Folks seem to have the wrong concept of the Love of God. Why would He allow bad to come when He Loves Everyone enough to make the supreme sacrifice on a cross for our souls? That doesn’t make sense since it makes Him a Liar.  Since God never does that, then why allow bad things to happen, right?  Well, it is my belief – my FAITH belief – that at that very moment, we need to stop, go to His Word and listen for a personal message. Of course those who are constantly in prayer-contact will have had the reason already. There are conflicting theories by folks as to just who God hears during that moment. I have quoted my theory. It’s in 2 Chronicles, chapter 7 and verse 14: “When/If My People, who are called by MY NAME, will humble themselves and pray and seek MY FACE and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.”  I believe God is talking to those who are true believers in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The problem with it is that we are too much an “Island to our self” and self-important to be humble and we certainly do not pray enough nor take time to look at God’s face by studying His Word and do not constantly repent of SIN to get the special blessing of this promise. I fear too many Americans are little antichrists, donchaknow. Really. We are either “All IN” or “Pass” and that is what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

A Personal “IM”

Whenever something bad happens, regardless of what the tragedy may be, it could be an invite for a private conversation with God. Folks seem to have the wrong concept of the Love of God. Why would He allow bad to come when He Loves Everyone enough to make the supreme sacrifice on a cross for our souls? That doesn’t make sense since it makes Him a Liar.  Since God never does that, then why allow bad things to happen, right?  Well, it is my belief – my FAITH belief – that at that very moment, we need to stop, go to His Word and listen for a personal message. Of course those who are constantly in prayer-contact will have had the reason already. There are conflicting theories by folks as to just who God hears during that moment. I have quoted my theory. It’s in 2 Chronicles, chapter 7 and verse 14: “When/If My People, who are called by MY NAME, will humble themselves and pray and seek MY FACE and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.”  I believe God is talking to those who are true believers in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The problem with it is that we are too much an “Island to our self” and self-important to be humble and we certainly do not pray enough nor take time to look at God’s face by studying His Word and do not constantly repent of SIN to get the special blessing of this promise. I fear too many Americans are little antichrists, donchaknow. Really. We are either “All IN” or “Pass” and that is what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

Dark Agenda

Available for Kindle

If you want truth about coming elections, you must read “Dark Agenda”. It is available from AMAZON for download and is less expensive than the book itself. I have included the final paragraph here. I believe we are in deep trouble because so many are being influenced by media and political rhetoric. We cannot afford to move further to the LEFT, donchaknow. Really. 

Here’s Why, says David Horowitz:

“It took a Civil War and 200 years of sacrifice and struggle to achieve a society that approaches the ideals laid down in our country’s founding documents. That achievement is now endangered by a party committed to an identity politics that is the antithesis of the ideas and principles the founding established. Instead of cherishing religious liberty and individual freedom, the Democrats offer us a reversion to tribal loyalties and collectivist values. They regard immutable origins—skin colors, ethnicities, genders, and classes—as primary factors in judging individuals and determining what is just. A nation divided by such fundamental ideas—individual freedom on one side and group identity on the other—cannot long endure, any more than could a nation that was half slave and half free. The urgency that drew the religious right into politics fifty years ago is now an urgency of the nation itself.

(Horowitz, David. DARK AGENDA . Humanix Books. Kindle Edition.)” 

Personalities aside, God did not intend for this blessed nation to drift away from His Precepts. We are dangerously near the end of HIS rope. Read this book and determine for yourself.

That’s what I believe and that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.       AMEN (or “OH MY”)

Not Taboo!

We have been conditioned to believe politics and religion to be off limits for good conversation. I reject this, vehemently!  To be thusly mislead is to be among the demons and dilabollical horde led by the SINister minister, himself. We have been far too long not sharing our faith in God, our Creator, and our nation is paying the price for that follie. Truth has been ignored far too long and unless we re-establish contact, on a daily basis, with Holy Scripture, we are doomed. Many are living this lie today and their entire being is consumed by hatred, maliciousness, innuendo and bitterness. We are wimps when it comes to what is best for America. We have been conditioned to go along with political correctness and are walking in darkness. “IN GOD WE TRUST” has become “In Government We Trust” and ‘government’ doesn’t really like us at all. Government’s goal is “One World” and we are going along with that hoax. God did not set America on stage to perform to the will of false direction. The One World Democrats and the ill-informed seek is that of the Anti Christ and that story is told fully in the Holy Bible.  Do not be deceived, Revelation is not a fairy tale mystery. Why would God title that chapter as a revelation if it is to be a mystery. That doesn’t make sense and you know it!  So, do not hesitate to stand on what makes good sense. Stand on Scripture. Stand on God’s Holy Word. He’s standing in total support of His Children and that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN