Posted 9/27/15 at 9:16 PM | June Samuel
“Now it is high time to awake out of sleep.” The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the church at Rome over two thousand years ago. Here we are in the 21st century, and the same words apply to us today. “It is high time” for us “to awake out of sleep”. Why are we sleeping and why should we awake now?
Paul the Apostle said, “Now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed”. Romans 13:11 The Lord Jesus’ return for His Church is two thousand years closer than when those words were penned. Our Lord’s return is closer now than when we accepted the Lord Jesus as our Savior. Paul said, in Romans 13:12. “The night is far spent, the day is at hand.” ….. If “the night was far spent” then, we are very close to the dawning of the morning. The Son is about to rise from his seat at His Father’s right hand.
Are you ready to meet Him? Will He find you sleeping or will He find you alert and overcoming the enemy? Verse 12 continues, “Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness,…” This is a deliberate act of our will. An image comes to my mind of a wrestler going into the ring with his flowing robe. Once in the ring he yanks the robe off his body, and he is ready to wrestle. We must do the same if we have not as yet. We have to throw off the works of darkness. Deny ourselves of any pleasure we derive from them, and serve the Lord Christ. This 21st century we are living in calls for no less. It is time to awake! FULL POST
Posted 9/21/15 at 7:52 AM | Veronica Philips
Posted 9/19/15 at 10:19 AM | Veronica Philips
When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!" And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas,…(Acts 16:27-29). At the darkest hour of the day, there was a great earthquake, and the chains that bound the men of God (and every other criminal in the prison) opened up and fell. It was this scene that the Jailer, a man who easily had the most thankless job of the culture, encountered as he awakened, and then attempted to commit suicide.
We too go through the quakes, and isn’t it ironic that the tremors come upon us, in our darkest hour as well? The jailor was terrified because not only did he lose control of the jail, but the consequences from the Roman Government, was going to be swift and severe…He’d RATHER DIE…..Paul understood his FEAR, but instead of walking out; which was his right, he stayed, and honored God. When we hear, then follow, the small still voice in the dark, we too can be comforted, knowing that like Paul with his Jailor, God too…is here with us. We can panic, or we can wait, either way, Fear is not from the Lord. It’s how we react to our “DARK”, that determines the effects of the His Light. Paul could have left….He didn’t…..”Do not harm yourself, He is here”…..May your Dawn rise soon. Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE AND MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Saturday.
Posted 9/18/15 at 9:42 AM | Veronica Philips
The genius behind vaccines is that a tiny bit of matter (be it live, dead, denatured, or partial) is injected into the human body and the body will create antigens to protect itself should that material find its way in again. It works because of the creation of Memory Cells, via the Thymus University. Memory Cells will wander and roam the body, like a patrol car (1 Adam 12) , and if/when it encounters the material again….our Memory Cells, have it’s number (excuse me sir, your sheath matches the description of a…). See, it’s like having a high-speed internal ADT system. When the system detects the virus, it beats it’s ASS, and you don’t get sick….it’s got you covered…a genius on our Creator’s Part….. isn’t it too bad we can’t do that for our cognitive ability?
The adage, “You forget about birth the moment you give birth” is crap. I never, ever, never, ever forgot the pain and discomfort of birth. I remembered the pain, and willingly did it all over again, for a man, and isn’t it ironic that a man is almost always behind the need for Cognitive Memory Cells?. All too often, we’re too willing to overlook, or accept that which isn’t good for us, when we KNOW it isn’t good for us because we’ve already been injected with the material once. Imagine, Little Sisters, if we obtained the vaccine for small pox, but the Memory Cells forgot the virus, or worse, didn’t care? We’d get small pox! Yet our heart does the same thing. The heart just wants to feel better, so it overlooks the virus of our past choices, risking injury again. I get it, but remember we are the keeper of “self”, we are the only protection we have. If we continue to allow the virus back in, harm and in some cases death will come. Just imagine how healthy we could be, if we remembered the virus…then KILLED it. Paul said, “I die daily”. Maybe it’s time the virus dies too. The brain knows…the heart trumps…and you are somewhere in the middle. To be truly happy, we must remember, then eradicate……Think upon that…as you move about your Friday……Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. Be Kind to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Friday.
Posted 9/8/15 at 9:28 AM | Veronica Philips
Iniquity. The sliver wrapper around the chocolaty goodness of sin. Many have danced with this devil in the pale moon light, and lived to tell the tale, yet others, have been so taken in by the seductive, silky smooth nature of the package, that they never realized until it was too late just how wrong their actions were. Get the feeling we’re not talking about chocolate anymore? We’re not, but let me end with this little disclaimer: If Chocolate is wrong, I don’t wanna be right….I’ll take the sin….Just Saying.
Good friends will tell you when you’re wrong. Some may enjoy it a tad bit too much, but there isn’t a law that states you cannot enjoy admonishing a friend…I’ll remember that. I think the Grace comes in, (after a weekend of forced self-introspection), when one realizes just how easy the wrong thing, with the right intention is. I’ve danced with iniquity so many times, that I no longer think how certain actions (of mine) will affect the feelings of others. I mean, I don’t set out to cause pain where pain already exists, but intention matters little…when I do. We like to think we’re helping when in church we say, “We need to pray for Martha” but honestly, has anyone asked Martha how she feels about being prayed over???? NOPE….and THAT my friends….is gossip. I’ve been the victim of gossip and sadly, I’ve been the offender of the sin as well, but when the lines are blurred, that is, when False Witness hasn’t exactly been bared…the line between the wrapper and the chocolate becomes mighty fine…..The yardstick I use is: If my actions are not motivated by LOVE….it’s SELF…and SELF is SIN.
This whole fame crap is kinda sucky. I’m not being ungrateful, I’m just Saying. I get that I chose this, I get that I don’t get to determine what does and does not get judged, and I get that just because I say I’m not a Role Model, doesn’t mean I’m not a Role Model……but COME ON. I’m grateful for the opportunities to improve myself, painful as it may be, because I get to learn. Every time I’m brought before the court of public opinion and found guilty, my skin grows a little thicker…. I’m grateful to all those who step to me by calling me out in public. I gotta tell ya, however, some things are too easy, and I do them without thinking. My intentions are never motivated by an evil desire to be a troll, but that matters little, when someone is hurt. I suppose the greater good lies in the fact that there are those who care enough to not see me sin….because sin takes away Mercy Points…..I don’t have many left, so friends, I open the door to you (sigh). If you see me dancing with iniquity….tell me…..it’s too easy to sin, and THAT’S why the Road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions……um, but if you could line up and take turns…that’d be great. I’ve had enough this weekend…..Okay, gotta go. That’s enough self-debasement. Duchess is up, Sweetness is going to school, and the Guardians should be here any minute….Mommy’s home….how much longer before we go back? Happy Fall…Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Tuesday.
Posted 9/7/15 at 11:41 PM | Daniella Whyte
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Galatians 6:7, ASV).
In human biology, scientists largely agree with the statement, "like begets like". This means that parents produce offspring, or children, who are similar to them in some way. Each parent gives the child approximately half of their genes, thus the similarities between the parents and the child. The phrase "like begets like" is the principle of heredity. This principle plays out in many aspects of life. An apple seed produces an apple tree. Gorillas produces baby gorillas. Human beings produce babies. FULL POST
Posted 8/20/15 at 9:43 AM | Veronica Philips
In a Post-Apocalyptic world, it won’t be street people standing around the meager elements as they attempt to stay warm, the dogs roaming the streets trying to find enough to eat, the “not so well” regulated militia policing the streets hassling people….no….Instead there will be zombie like creatures roaming (pun), with their cell phones in their hand,“ But I didn’t get the call”…..the more technology has made our lives easier, the more we cheated life….it will come back on us….our calls will be DROPPED.
My sister wrote on FB this am, “I called you. Went right to VM”; which either she was lying, or my phone is a piece of crap…I wouldn’t take odds…that she’s lying. All I ever wanted was a phone that made calls, but no. I was suckered into getting one that also texted (which I do need), emailed, gave me full access to all things social (which I don’t NEED), and a calculator…..I was verifying my identity with a banking center yesterday when the CS Rep asked me for a phone number…..Hell I don’t know. You can’t judge me, because ½ of you don’t memorize your phone numbers either. If a guy were to walk up to me in a club, and ask me for my digits, I’d tell him go to #MVPCouple….on TWITTER (little ad there). We don’t even have to let a guy down politely anymore. There’s a service that will tell the guy, when he calls, “She thought you were a loser. Move on”. Nay friends, the real Anti-Christ, spoken of in Revelations, is going to be a hacker. You’re looking for someone from the Middle East…he’s probably the nerd next door…the one you gave the “loser” number too….
We are a lazy breed of people anymore. I plow (or something ridiculous) every night, and I’m PROUD? My ancestors rationed food, as they ran from the bombs of Hitler. Not one ounce of the fare was wasted. From the Horn to the Hoof, all things were used for survival. For me, if my tomatoes don’t grow, I’ll go to the store. My Little House on the Prairie Grandmother had one bag (one bag?) and made it work. I get why the Aliens hate us. I couldn’t even give a phone number for verification. What kind of jack wagon does that make me? I don’t even have to worry about spelling and grammar…..Should our grid fail us, and it will, there will be mass pandemonium like the world has never seen. God forbid we have to go out and toil (TOIL gasp!) for our food….Alexander Graham Bell said it best, “Hello, can you hear me now?”. There has got to be a movement away from reliance on foreign oil……NO….wrong status….there has to be a movement away from technology and a reliance our good ‘ole brain power. Well some of you stay with Technology. I’m not judging you…just saying. Technology was to serve us, now as I travel down I-74 on a Business Call, I pray to my provider that the call doesn’t get dropped…..CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Every now and then Merrill has to take his contacts out, and wear his glasses….those glasses turn me on…just saying. Getting Back to Basics is no long the name of my next tour, but the motto we need to start spreading, least the Great Anti-Nerd get us…and I am only ONE-HALF kidding on that…..Okay, Gotta go. I see that my computer wants to update. I’d better let it…or it will cut---------------Be Blessed. Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.