Letter from Jesus

November 28, 2009

~Sent to me by a friend~
Dearest Creation,
It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.


Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santa's and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.


Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.


If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:

  1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.
  2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
  3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up... It will be nice hearing from you again.
  4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I lovethem.
  5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
  6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
  7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.
  8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary-- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
  9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
  10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :
I LOVE YOU,
JESUS

Thanksgiving

November 25, 2009

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you usually think about? How much you’ve been blessed? How much food you get to eat? Or the time spent with friends and family? My family and I always gather around a big table stuffed with plenty of food and decorations. Most of the time we can’t even see the table!


Eating a big Thanksgiving meal has never been my favorite part of the day, but I find that the event I love most is where we go around to each person and say one or two things that we are thankful for. But who can only be thankful for one thing? Not me! I have so many things to be thankful for that it would take hours for me to list all of them—well, most of them at least.


We are all talking about what it means to be thankful, why we should be thankful and that’s great! But I am going to go against the grain and present to you a question to ponder on: do you know the true history of how Thanksgiving came to be a holiday in America? Do you know how it got started?


 In all honesty, I am a lover of anything that involves the history of America and have always been curious about the history of this “thankful” holiday. A few weeks back I was reading a chapter in my history book for my college history class and was astonished to learn something that I obviously didn’t know before!


We have all learned from school or from textbooks that the origin of thanksgiving started with the Pilgrims, right? Well, let’s take a trip through time and uncover the truth about our national holiday—Thanksgiving.


Most of us associate Thanksgiving with happy Pilgrims and Indians gathered together for one big feast. And that did happen—once. We always associate the Pilgrims as the ones who started this big tradition. You may be surprised to know that the Pilgrims did not start this holiday. In fact, Thanksgiving wasn’t considered a holiday until 1863!


This wasn’t the first Thanksgiving in the New World. The Native American gave thanks this time of year to their gods for the bountiful harvest they had acquired during the year. Thanksgiving had been going on long before the Pilgrims ever set foot on our country’s fertile ground and way before it became a national Christian holiday.


The Native Americans taught the struggling new comers how to live off the land by growing corn, fishing, about the different edible foods, herbs and fruits of the land. Our history textbooks tell us that the first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans and Pilgrims was a peaceful celebration conducted in the year1621. The reason of this abundant feast was so that the Pilgrims could show their gratitude to the Native Americans for teaching them how to grow crops and allowing them to live in peace. 


This statement is true, but there is another reason why the Pilgrims shared this day with the Natives—they had anterior motives. Let the truth be told—the very same Pilgrims who shared the “first” Thanksgiving later stole the Native American’s land, enslaved many young Native Americans, and then killed the rest. This first Thanksgiving did not become an annual tradition for Pilgrims, thus it was not a holiday.


The Thanksgiving holiday was established by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 during the Civil War. Lincoln made a proclamation declaring Thanksgiving a national holiday stating that
“No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.” (Abraham Lincoln, 1863).
Most people do not know this half of the story, they are usually taught that the Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving every year, yet I have come to learn that this was not true. Thanksgiving did not become a holiday until the Civil War, and it is relatively easy to understand why. In a time when people were divided and our country threatening to split in two, the only one thing to do, in a time so uncertain was to give thanks to God no matter what was lost or what was gained. I pray to Him that our country will remain united under God and will remain sovereign and free.

Cora and Uncas: A Love Story

November 19, 2009


We’ve all watched The Last of the Mohicans, and we all think that the chemistry lies between Hawkeye and Cora and Uncas and Alice. Well, that’s just not true. In Hollywood, they have the liberty to rearrange the movie to suit their purpose, and to attract the audience. 


But if you’ve ever read the book you will find out that Hollywood’s take on this wonderful story is very different and almost unrecognizable to the original work of James Fennimore Cooper.


The love story, as I like to call it, doesn’t evolve around the romantic Hawkeye and Cora Munro, nor does it focus on Uncas and Alice. The romance between these two set of couples do not exist in the book! 


However, there is a twist that most of us movie watchers will never know by just watching the movie. There is a love that most of us wouldn’t even recognize if it stared us in the face—that’s just how subtle it is.


The romance that is presented in the book happens to be between Uncas and Cora Munro. Their love is quite and pure, but as the reader, you feel the power and fidelity of their quiet romance. It is strong! 


In the movie we see Uncas as one of the last of his tribe, a protective, loyal, strong and determined Mohican Indian. In the book, Uncas’s character changes more than any other character over the course of the novel; Uncas grows in his skill and develops a natural ability to lead, he also falls in love with the beautiful Cora Munro (a raven-haired, strong-willed woman with African roots), and is devoted to protecting her and even fighting for her to the very end.


The interracial love of Uncas and Cora ends in tragedy. In the end Cora Munro dies from a knife to the heart. This act of injustice drives Uncas to acts of vengeance; he ultimately dies trying to avenge the loss of Cora. 


It’s inspiring to think that Uncas loved Cora enough to lay down his own life to avenge her, even if it was a foolish thing to do. But that’s what makes the book romantic—it’s not the wild and feverish romance of Cora and Hawkeye—but a subtle, passionate love between two people from two very different worlds.

I Am: Homeschooled

November 18, 2009


Homeschooling! I have always been home-schooled and have never once in my life stepped into a public school until last week. WOW! I was shocked to see how many students were cramped into one room! I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to learn at home with my family! The home-schooled part of the worlds population always gets labeled as unsocial, freaks, weirdos, just to name a few. Maybe you haven't been called these, but I know quiet a few, like me, have.


Here are some reasons I am thankful for being home-schooled:

Reason One: I am able to learn about Jesus Christ and His Creation.
  • Yes! I am so happy and thankful to be able to learn about Christ and Creation without getting the secular view of how things 'came into place'; 'the universe just happened'; 'Jesus was a prophet'. By homeschooling, I by-pass all of that slander and get to know the truth.
Reason Two: People say "Homeschoolers are weirdies or freaks who live outside 'normal' society."
  • They really think that, huh? Well, my family is as average as you can get! We don't live in a crazy dungeon with tomb stones in our yard, or medieval weapons hanging on our walls or a cauldron in out living room. If you had to pick me out in a group of teens, you wouldn't be able to because that's how well most home-schoolers blend (but still stick out just a tad!)
Reason Three: I am socially equip and able to go out and be real.
  • I have to say that being home-schooled has allowed me more opportunities to 'socialize' that most public schooled kids. I have never been one without words even if it is a sentence here and there. I am a well rounded individual and can carry on a lengthy conversation on almost any subject (except math). I am thankful that my parents were willing to teach me at home so that I would become a well-learned, more socialized individual.
Reason Four: I am learning about the real world at home.
  • I am thankful my mom and dad kept me at home and are willing to teach me the awkward subject most parents and teens don't want to talk about. Instead of learning about 'real life' at school were a number of teen girls are pregnant, I am able to learn about what life truly is about: serving God and following his plan for me--not the other way around.
Reason Five: There's always good food!
  • Oh! I can taste my grandma's sweet yeast rolls now, my aunts ginger cookies and my mom's chicken pot pie. When is dinner?!!!! I am thankful that I live with a wonderful family that knows how to cook a fine meal for any occasion.

Reason Six: Love will keep us together....
  • There are more reasons, but I'll stop there. Today I give thanks for being home-schooled, in America, at home with my family. I have such a deep connection with everyone that we often finish each other's sentences, have the same likes and dislikes, crave the same things and love the dickens out of each other!
This is what I am thankful for today! I am blessed to be given this chance to school at home, get to know my parents, develop a relationship with them as well as my siblings and learn about Lord!

Note: None of these reasons were meant to offend public-schoolers, this is just my opinion, and if you were insulted in any way, I give you my apologizes.

A Fight For Life

November 10, 2009


I’m not an Anti-Abortion speech writer with major experience under my belt nor am I a person who’s spoken to more than twelve people at a time. But that doesn’t exclude me from sharing my opinion and letting my voice be heard. My opinion may not seem like much to a person who professionally advocates for Pro-life organizations, I may not even have all my facts straight; but I do have a gift for writing, and I will use it to spread the word about the choice for Pro-life. For some, having all of the facts on abortion can change that person’s decision, while some just need to take one look at the graphic abortion photos to understand that their decision to have an abortion doesn’t get rid of a lifeless blob, but it kills a helpless, living human being.
“What’s up with the whole pro-choice thing? Didn’t the girl make her choice that night in bed with that guy? Sometimes there shouldn’t be second chances.” I love this saying because it is so true. Girls make the decision to have sex, knowing that it could possibly change their lives forever if they get pregnant or contract an STD. However, that doesn’t make it right for the girl to choose the future of her unborn child; which is a living, thinking, breathing human. According to Abortion73.com, “On average, women give at least 3 reasons for choosing abortion: 3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities; about 3/4 say they cannot afford a child; and 1/2 say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner." (AGI). Aborting a baby because it interferes with your personal life isn’t a good reason to murder a baby; in fact, there is absolutely no good reason at all!


When it comes to teens and sex, it's the parent’s responsibility, to teach their children about sex, becasue the schools are not going to teach the children about remaining sexually pure until marriage, and that involving themselves in the dishonorable acts will result in consequences such as, a baby or a STDs. If the teen is not taught about the consequences and if the parents do not talk with their teen about sex, then they will never learn what is right and what is wrong. Having an abortion is like running away from the responsibility and the consequences that the person has made for herself. “Abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures in the world. Abortion destroys almost 4,000 babies a day in the U.S. and 130,000 a day world wide.”


Abortion doesn't solve anything, and in the eyes of the Lord it is murder. The person who has had sex outside of marriage should be held accountable and take care of the child. Abortion is in NO WAY valid in any case. Accepting that she did wrong and taking charge for her mistakes is the mature and motherly thing to do. Think for a minute....how would you feel if your mother ever thought about aborting you? How would you feel? For the unborn, aborted babies, they’ll never get the chance to experience life. Life is too precious to simply throw away. “A baby’s heart begins beating at 18-25 days, and his or her brain waves can be recorded at 40 days.” Is that not proof enough that an unborn child is a living human?


Babies have no ‘say’ whether it’s ok for the mother to have an abortion or not. Nobody asked the baby whether or not they wanted to die, it wasn’t their choice. We all have a purpose in life, and what we choose to do with that purpose is up to us. If you think about it-- in a strange and sad way-- being aborted was the child’s purpose, so that others may know the harsh reality of what abortion is really like. Babies are precious gifts from our Heavenly Creator not to be taken for granted and murdered because it’s the only way out of the problem. Life is short. Babies that are being aborted will never get the chance to breath their first breath, cry for the first time, experience his or her mother’s gentle, loving touch, take a long, soothing snooze with mom and dad; and most of them won’t ever have a name.


These poor babies don’t get a decent burial, they get dumped in the trash like garbage, but some are lucky enough to get a coffin and a small ceremony. How can a mother bury the child she just aborted without guilt? I pray for the unborn babies about to be aborted and I pray for their mothers…that they will have a change of heart and save their precious little one from a horrible death. God is the giver and sustainer of life…he’s the author of every human being and no one has the right to disrespect, dishonor or trash his creation. Who will speak for the helpless ones? Who will stand up for the babies who are subjected to this terrible method of death? Who is brave enough to stand up for their beliefs, even if they are scorned and ridiculed? In Genesis 50:20 it says, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."


Everyone has a purpose, and even an aborted child has one. Their purpose will never make them the president of the U.S or a person who finds the cure for cancer, but their purpose was to be the voice of every child ever aborted…they are the advocate of life, every aborted baby has a voice—though they are dead, yet they still speak!

To: My Dearest Bloggers

November 6, 2009







Celebrate good times, come on!!!!!!!


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Drearest bloggers whom I love so much! I hope you are doing good and being your normal awesome selves! Well, I have something to tell you all--I made it to 41 followers! That's a super big achievement for me! I can't wait to get to 50 because I am thinking of doing a really awesome Giveaway, or does that happen at 100 followers??!!


Some follower's blogs I cannot access, so I will mention their names (if you are one of these people let me know and give me your blog link, so I can give you proper recognition). I never thought I'd make it to 41 followers in only 6 MO. I am still shocked, and really quiet flattered to think that you guys have enjoyed my blog *crickets chirping* Yeah! So thanks so much guys!
Don't forget about GIRL TALK. If you are looking for it, it is below this post!
My current followers (Alphabetical order!):
  1. Adria [at] Loca Chica
  2. Amy (Light of the World~private blog)
  3. *Anna
  4. Antonia [at] outside into life
  5. Miss Ariante' [at] Living this thing I call L-I-F-E!
  6. Ashley Staley [at] Todd & Ashley
  7. Ashley [at] Cowgirls for Christ
  8. Bekah [at] The Word Crafter
  9. Cassie [at] Inside My Mind
  10. √čarwen [at] Thoughts of a Shieldmaiden
  11. Emily [at] (:My World:)
  12. Emily [at] Practically Pink
  13. Emily [at] Emily's Writing
  14. Emily Joy [at] Emily Joy Photography
  15. Emii [at] Girlz 4 God ~ My main Blog :)
  16. Emma [at] Summer Girl
  17. *GodsGirl247
  18. Hannah [at] Aspire
  19. Ivorydancer [at] Another Once in Time
  20. Jare and Lib [at] Random Jot Downs
  21. Jessica.Mae [at] Faith For Girls
  22. Kristin [at] These are a few of my favorite things...
  23. Libby [at] Girls of Hope ~ My main blog
  24. Maggie S. [at] Dustbunnies and Divas
  25. *Mandy
  26. Margaret [at] Take a Walk With Me
  27. *Margie Hendricks
  28. Marissa [at] A peek into my life...
  29. Megan [at] 1 of 5 ~ My Main Blog
  30. Morgan [at] A Maiden's Musings
  31. *Moriah Foreman
  32. *M J S
  33. Quinlyn [at] Quinny & Co.
  34. Teresa [at] Grammy Girlfriend
  35. Truly
  36. Samantha [at] Simply Samantha
  37. Secretly Gay
  38. Siminy [at] Me Myself and I
  39. Shannon [at] Below the Plateau
  40. Sweetsue [at] sweetsue
  41. Miss Zara [at] Christian Maidens throughout the World
I am so excited and am wanting to celebrate by getting my grove on! Hum, eh, the sad thing is, I lost my grove and can't find it! It's lost for all eternity. No wonder I can't dance!!! I'll give it a try though. Thanks so much for wanting to be apart of my blog by following it!


Note: The names that have a small *star * on the left side of them is an indicator that I do not have that person's blog link. So if you are one of these people, and want me to put your blog on this post, comment bellow. If your blog is private, then you don't have to do this. I am just doing a post about my followers...the links are just so others can check your blogs out. I am not looking to be invited to your blog (don't feel like you have to) because that's not what I am asking.


Another Note: Also, there are two names that do not have this *star* or a link, that is because these people's blogs do not reflect my views at all (I am really surprised and hopeful that they have followed my blog), but I am sure their views will not jive with most of your views either. I do not wish to soundmean, because I love all my followers, I just choose not to submerse myself in the worldly views of certain subjects. I hope you understand.

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The Evolution Of Beauty

November 2, 2009

I am not endorsing Dove soap on this blog, this video is just to show the dramatic transformation of a woman after she is given a makeover and then fixed up in Photoshop.


This is everyone's perception of beauty?!!!! Sad, huh? Think every actor, actress and model naturally looks fabulous behind a camera? Think again. They're an Average looking Joe just like the rest of us, except they have the help of computer software to make them look flawless. It's not real, natural, and definitely not the way God intended us to look like.


You are beautiful, so don't ever doubt that! And don't be ashamed to show it either (not with immodest clothing, but with respect for your self). Hold your head up high, smile and let the love of God shine through. The next time you look at a model with perfect skin, or an actress's photo with flawless shin and a in-shape body--think about how much makeup and Photo-shopping it took to make them look like that....you are too beautiful to hide the natural beauty God has given you. Every part of you is unique and just the way God planned it. Don't change you body for the world. Change your heart for God.