Let’s Be Those Points Of Light

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One of my many Christian friends on FB shared this graphic today and it set me to thinking. (Always a dangerous prospect, right? lol) Well, it’s a subject that has been on my mind a lot lately.

Have any of y’all ever seen the movie that was made from the book “The Shack”? I didn’t like the movie (thought it was highly inaccurate and downright blasphemous, in some way) but, anyway, at the end when the main character at The Shack is talking to the actress (yeah … a female!) that was portraying “God”, the figures walking out of the darkness were only points of light. There were no distinguishable faces or races or social standings. It was supposed to represent all those who believe in Jesus Christ. This one image on the screen set me to thinking. Perhaps that part of the movie might be somewhat accurate. I think, according to the Scriptures and my own opinion, that when our perfect Holy Father God looks at us, all He sees is the Light. When we give our hearts to Jesus we let Him in. So, the Light inside us is a reflection from Jesus. It’s His goodness, His sacrifice, His love, His perfection. Our dear loving Father God doesn’t see white, black, male, female, wealth or poor, nor political party only the reflection from His Son. So, I think, this is how we are also to live. If I understand correctly, the LORD doesn’t see those who are still living in their sins. They are as invisible to Him. Our job is to love those still living in darkness and bring them into His Light but sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ every day in every way. Don’t worry about if we’re “OK” or not. He has taken care of all that because He’s already been to this day, and the next, and the next, and to all eternity. Let’s. Just. Keep. Going. Forward.

That’s what’s been bouncing around in my puny squishy brain these days. We need to love one another more and yell less. And, I am NOT calling for allowing the lawlessness to continue nor that there shouldn’t be any punishment. It’s imperative that criminals be punished and that we still be situationally aware, vote for those who will uphold the Constitution and carry arms for protection. I know I will.

That said, though, dear fellow believers, let’s immerse ourselves in prayer, fasting, and reading His Holy Word. Let’s keep praying for our Country, our elected officials, our citizens, our Church and especially, our First Responders. These are such dangerous times. I’m so concerned about the souls of those who don’t know Christ as their personal LORD and Saviour because I think the Age of Grace clock is about to run out, but, again, that’s only my opinion. Perhaps it’s only the end of good Christian values determining the course of our society.

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Onward Christian Soldiers! For we are in a spiritual war for lost souls.

Those are my thoughts for today. Thank you for listening. Let me know yours! God bless. ❤

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Hotter Than A Firecracker

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And it is too! Thank you Willis Haviland Carrier for inventing air conditioning. It’s hotter than a firecracker today. That’s why there’s not much going on because of the heat and bugs. Add to that that I am NOT a Summer person. At all. 🙂 Even our three dogs are sacked out on sofa, instead of stalking the local wildlife, and wouldn’t even follow me down to the mailbox this afternoon. Don’t blame them a bit.

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Hope your Friday is joyful, peaceful and full of lots of giggles and air conditioning.

Ta,

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Happy Independence Day


July 4, 2020 marks the 244th celebration of our nation’s independence.

How about Four Fun Facts regarding our nation’s birthday, which you may share around the grill, during fireworks, the parade, or whatever your holiday tradition might be.

Happy Belated Birthday! In actuality, the real Independence Day, is on July 2nd. This is the day that Congress voted for independence. However, the written document wasn’t completed until July 4th. When the document was sent to the printer (John Dunlap) on July 4th, Dunlap printed that date in the announcement to the nation…and July 2nd became forgotten. Blame it on the printer!

Boom! Congress first authorized the use of fireworks on July of 1777. Today, according to the American Pyrotechnics Association, more than 14,000 fireworks displays light up the skies. For fireworks professionals, the 4th is kind of like Christmas for retailers, where they happen to do more than 90 percent of their revenues for the entire year.

Old Traditions. It wasn’t always flags and bunting. In the early 19th century, the 4th of July was celebrated with a lot of greenery. Started by George Washington and his troops, the soldiers wore green (i.e. flora) in their caps to celebrate the day. This tradition gradually disappeared. As red-white-blue paper become more available, and the flag became more prominent in display, the soldiers stopped putting plants on their heads.

New(er) Traditions. What would Benjamin Franklin think of Joey Chestnut? No doubt, you all know of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, first begun in 1916 by recent immigrants who wanted to demonstrate their patriotism on our nation’s birthday. The reigning six-time Nathan’s champion is Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who last year wolfed down 68 dogs in 10 minutes.

Happy 4th of July to all!

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