Published: Friday, October 10 2014 14:00
I made this for my mother. It is made of 4 mm black para-cord, 2 mm blue para-cord and black beads. The knot are as follows from top to bottom: English Whipping knot to bind the necklace strand, an improvised Double Hangman's knot secured with two Overhand Stopper knots, a Six Pointed Star knot with improvisations and four Single Strand Diamond stopper knots to secure the beads.
The necklace is full of symbols. Blue is the royal and heavenly color. The star is comprised of two triangles illustrating the trinity of God and man converging in the one and only mediator of the two, Jesus Christ the Lord.Read more: Star Knot
Published: Saturday, September 20 2014 10:39
We all have talents. Some, are yet undiscovered. God, who gave us those talents, is the key to their discovery and use. Making ourselves available to His use is the first step. Why would He divulge hidden potential to those who would abuse and misuse it for selfish goals? It is interesting to note that the reason the “Steward” lost his talent was because he hoarded it. Those who were rewarded, were rewarded for their surrender to the master’s purpose for the talents given.Read more: Vested Talents
Published: Sunday, September 07 2014 06:40
IF God were a man, HE would have created the whole of the universe in a process that would have lasted billions of years. HE would have told everyone how HE spoke it into existence in a matter of just six twenty-four hour days. He would have demanded that HIS WORD was to be believed as absolute truth. IF God were a man, HE would be astounded that no one believed HIM. HE would then change His story from 6 days to thousands of years, then millions and only when pressured admit the fact that it took billions; IF God were a man.Read more: IF God were a Man
Published: Friday, September 05 2014 11:51
Continue to pray that God kills your "Holy Cows". By nature, we are too religious. The “traditions of men” often mask themselves as righteous without Biblical basis. Always question everything in the light of God’s Word. This can be painful at times, but it is always liberating. Remember, we have but one Lord to impress.
Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.Read more: Tradition vs Bible
Published: Friday, July 25 2014 15:07
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We seem to apply such promises to important things and often overlook the little ways that God fulfils his promises.
Much has transpired since out last letter. We celebrated our oldest daughter, Samantha, becoming an adult in a coming of age ceremony to which her friends and teachers from school were invited. After preaching about the crowns awarded to believers, while stressing salvation, Chelli and I challenged Samantha to be the woman that God has designed her to be. These challenges were tailored to her gifts and personality. We presented her with a beautiful cloak and crown.Read more: The Promise is Always Kept
Published: Monday, May 26 2014 18:21
"Critical thinking" is like blinders. The wearer only sees the subjective viewpoint that he has been taught. It is a popular form of arrogance to ignore all that doesn't conform. Truth is objective. Humility is a wisdom which enables objectivity.
Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble inspirit.
Matthew 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Published: Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:10
I started my morning praying that God would use me today. I then sent a text to a friend who has grown to trust my relationship with God enough to ask for prayer for his father. Since I was going on hospital visitation, I thought, I could visit his father while I was there. He later called and stated that his reason for asking me was because I had prayed for him once and it had really helped the surgery and healing. It is so great to be used by the Lord to call people to faith!Read more: God, Please Use Me Today!
Published: Monday, April 21 2014 19:36
A year ago while on a train a man asked me who was treating my rosacea and gave me a prescription for some medicine. This was like a spiritual rubber stamp to the person to whom I was witnessing. They were just simply amazed how God orchestrated it all. The medicine cleared up the issue and became an even more powerful witness to God’s power. Just this last week, I received a call from that doctor who wrote me the prescription. He was doing follow-up on me as he is publishing his research regarding a better treatment for the condition. I excitedly told him how it not only cleared up the problem, but also how God had used him. He stated, “now that is an interesting interpretation of the events”. He thanked me for my help and hoped that his call was not an inconvenience. I assured him it was not and that his calls were more than welcome. God used one event to witness to two people who I would have never met, except that I had rosacea.Read more: The Miracles of Ministry
Published: Wednesday, April 02 2014 15:14
The line, “it is ok to look, so long as you don’t touch”, is a noose disguised as a loophole. It was typically used by men, but “now-a-days” women have jumped on the band wagon as well. The final destination is far from a God honoring moral marriage. It often ends in a destructive and unstable performance-based relationship.Read more: When a Loophole is a Noose