Catching Up And Checking In – Blessings To You, Thank You For Reading!

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” …for John Baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” – Acts 1:5

Today I’ve been a little bit busy making changes to my life — I know many of you may be dealing with your life’s issues which makes it a bit tough to post something if you’re trying to blog regularly.  I try but sometimes I have so much on my plate that it feels like I’ve gone weeks without writing anything.

Including my book which I’ve put on the back-burner for the past month or so, I’m sorry to say.  I’ve just got important issues I am dealing with and I won’t have time to blog more often as I enjoy doing.  However, I keep up with my bible reading.

I’ve begun reading in Acts as I am reading through the New Testament and have been checking John MacArthur’s site to catch up on his sermons.  

I will pray for readers of my blog as usual and hope that you’re staying close to the Lord.  I think times are changing so fast that we need to stay close and ask Him the way to go every day.  May you be blessed, and feel the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ in your hearts!

Sin, Spiritual Death, and Christ Jesus

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I found myself looking back upon working as a mental health clinician and how we were trained to work with clients. Seeing a video today called, “A Different Kind of Force–Policing Mental Illness” made me think about how being a Christian creates a new perspective on the problems related to a person’s mental health and why I left the field. Continue reading

Peace Through Christ Jesus

But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this?  Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?

Jesus was the Teacher of our Eternity, no one recognized then and now.  Well, almost no one believed him as he took the form of a man, and walked the earth teaching about himself.  Today most people seem to have a superficial knowledge of who He is, but the same Father teaches us from His Son Jesus Christ through their words in the bible.

But there are some of you who do not believe.” – John 6:64

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Spiritual Food

Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” ~ John 6:27

For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” ~John 6:33

What spiritual food are you imbibing today?   What work are you doing?  Are you fed with spiritual food, and whose spiritual food are you eating from?

Have a nice Sabbath. I pray the world is a better place.

May you find rest, in Jesus’ name.

A Job Worth Loving

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Welcome to everyone, especially job seekers, since that is what I’m thinking about today. 

As you know, it’s hard to find satisfying work in a field you love; and that is where I’m trying to wind up, in a job I love where I can be valued by an employer, and have the job satisfaction that I am seeking. Continue reading

Unique Content Is Copyrighted Material

I went to look at the website for Grace Community Church tonight after considering whether I wanted to blog my synopsis of the Live Stream sermon I watched Sunday morning, presented by Pastor Steven Lawson who talked about The Ten Commandments.

After I checked the website to see what was new there, I noticed something different.  A whole page dedicated to using videos and audio recordings of the church’s at the Grace To You link  which has the rules to abide by in their copyrighted materials.  I have never quoted anything from the sermons I’ve heard without documented sources, the links and the full credit in any of my blog posts so I hope I’ve never infringed upon their copyright laws.  I tried not to anyway. Continue reading

The Kitchen Story: The Saga Of Kitchen Duty Being Imposed On An Employee, And Why It Shouldn’t Have Happened

10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” – Luke 16:10-13

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Today is a hard day that has challenged me to seek the Lord, recapturing strength of the Lord, and faith in the fact that He is the head of my life.  He is the Savior of all of mankind that has a saving belief in Him.

Reading Luke today gave me strength to keep on believing that Jesus Christ has a plan for my life, that he will never let me fall or lose my footing once he has me in his arms.  I believe that. Continue reading

Publishing A Book: Day Three Progress Report

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This post is to report in on my latest progress in writing my first book.  I figure I can remain accountable if I record my word count progress as I go.  I also publish some of these posts on LinkedIn but I try to remain neutral in other comments I post there. 

Writing Christian content is challenging.  Where does one publish their Christian content in a secular world?  Who may want to read it and where does a Christian blogger increase their readership on sites such as LinkedIn, which is designed for secular living, jobs, webinars and whatever other income-related topics?  It seems believers in the Lord Jesus Christ can find few opportunities to write, get published, and find readers. Continue reading

Missionaries Preaching The Gospel To The Unsaved World

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 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7  –  Romans 8:5-7

Today Grace Church did not have pastor John MacArthur’s preaching; his guest pastor was Paul Washer who has a connection with the church’s missions program.  I learned John MacArthur will be absent on vacation or something else, I can’t recall what, but he will be gone for the next few weeks also. Continue reading

Self-Publishing A Personal Testimony: On Becoming A Believer

Good morning dear readers and brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ!

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Today I am continuing what I wrote yesterday about writing my testimony as a gift of God’s to those who will not believe in Christ Jesus but who may believe at a later date, maybe after we get taken up in the Rapture.  I don’t know when the rapture will take place but I know that it took some time and terrible times to convince me that Jesus was real!  A testimony of life from someone who was raised in an atheist home and who became a believer in Christ can be a miracle in itself, but with God all things are possible! Continue reading