Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.1 Corinthians 6:9-10
I want to add a resource for something that’s often hard to talk about.
The topic may be hard to hear, so skip this post in case you may be triggered about violence and being a victim where your personal boundaries become violated.
For those of you who may have been harmed in your lives from maybe a family member or friend, neighbor, or even a stranger – this may be something for you; it’s called “To the Survivors: One Man’s Journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with True Stories of Sexual Violence” – and is;
“about one man’s journey as a rape crisis counselor with true stories of sexual violence shared by survivors in their own words. Gently and beautifully constructed, To the Survivors is moving, tender, sharp, and piercingly true all at once. Readers will encounter uncensored written stories, poems, and interviews from women and men who have experienced rape and sexual assault, plus the advocate-author voice that weaves their experiences together. The survivors are diverse in age, gender, and ethnicity, yet each gives a similarly raw and heartfelt account of his or her victimization and recovery. The authenticity and vulnerability with which survivors speak resonates profoundly. But this book is not just for survivors of sexual violence. Robert Uttaro believes anyone can benefit from the words in these pages, rape survivor or not.”
I have read through some of the stories and as having been a domestic violence & sexual assault crisis line counselor in the past, I would say this is a way to open up a discussion and help people understand the violence of sexual assault. It is many times hard to talk about and is a very painful subject.
I hope you will find this a book of interest to someone who has been a victim, or yourselves. It may help them feel as if they are no longer alone.
Here is a site that I think might be helpful and was launched today.
Any feedback is appreciated.
Here’s the first video I took at the rally. Sorry I’m a little out of breath running to get to it as it had already started.
Loren Culp for Gov, WA state, now. #LorenCulp #CulpforWAGov #UnseatJayInslee #JayInsleeMustGo #WAstaterally #BellevueWAstate I rushed to the rally that had already started. I had to walk fast so am out of breath. I did not find out who this speaker was yet – and am asking a Culp group for that information. Pleasantly surprised at the turnout. Bellevue is a business city, not some graffiti nonsense here – so the rally was a big deal. We’re not the radicals but the normal mainstream people who want law & order restored to Washington state. Bellevue is about 8-10 miles across a bridge from #Seattle.
I received an email too late to make this announcement of a rally later today in Bellevue, Washington, where I live. Here’s the details: Link
I support this campaign by Tim Eyman, a well-known republican activist in Seattle. He ran for governor in Washington state but lost the primary on August 4, 2020. He is known for his many ballot initiative campaigns, the most recent approved measure for $30 car tabs.
If only we citizens would take action the way Tim Eyman does.
Eyman asks that people “pack the court” in Thurston County Superior Court for a lawsuit that he submitted to challenge Governor Jay Inslee’s “takeover of our government (the mask mandate, declaring certain businesses non-essential, school lockdown, etc).”
Loren Culp will face Inslee in November’s Governor’s race. He debated Jay Inslee here.
All this to say that I will attend part of all of the rally today to listen to speakers on behalf of Loren Culp, Tim Eyman, Matt Larkin (AG), Joshua Freed (write-in Lt Gov), and Chris Leyba (Auditor).
This should be exciting.
Here is my youtube channel link where I will post some of the speakers: https://youtube.com/channel/UC-ItjK86N3a3F2wyW8zC9iw
I recently started watching a show called, “New Amsterdam”, about the medical staff at a large hospital and what happens there. Each episode builds upon what we know about each of the medical staff. One doctor is a psychiatrist that becomes ever more cringy as I watch each new episode.
For the mainstream world probably no one has a problem with this character. He is gay and married to another man, he has led a nurse’s walkout at his hospital, he has supported the young trans-man who wants “top surgery”, and now he is counseling a young man who appears to have a “delusional disorder” and sees a wolf who is not real but an apparition of some kind who charges at him and attacks him.
I know from the bible that there is a reason that someone is so delusional and I believe that reason is that the person is undergoing some kind of spiritual attack. They may be in a process where they are being called to Christ and they don’t recognize it at the time. Other times they may have become believers and they are in a process that God wants them to endure. I can’t say for sure because I don’t know that for a fact however I went through a long spiritual journey and went through terrible times.
It’s a wonder that so many find their way to Jesus – but he is the one who can make a change in people.
All spiritual illness comes from the enemy of darkness and sin and we Christians fortunately have the Lord Jesus Christ to run to when we are frightened. He can heal us and give us new lives. We become new creatures in Christ.
Working as a mental health clinician was a hard road to walk and now that I know Jesus Christ and have given up that career I can say that I have never felt as happy as I am now and be taken care of. It’s a good feeling to know that as a human being that is part of Christ’s kingdom I don’t have to support the ill will and ways of the world. No longer will I have to support a person wanting trans-gender therapy or support someone’s same-sex marriage.
That would cause me to sin. I know those things are wrong and not for me in this life or the next. Thanks to the Lord Jesus I can work in a field where I don’t have to support the sin in life but, like him, I can love those people and pray for them to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Here’s the latest about Pastor John MacArthur where he is threatened with going to jail and severe fines of $1,000 per day for holding church indoors in his acts of faith in obeying God’s words to worship together and fellowship as a church together.
I finally cancelled my Netflix account today over the “Cuties” movie.
Netflix is owned by leftist’s that are free to do what they want as long as it is legal, but there are concerns about the legalities of using 11-year old’s in this manner which I too, agree with.
People with conscience’s have been speaking out about this movie as going over the line of decency.
It is good to know that many, many of their viewers have cancelled their memberships and Netflix’s stock has fallen.
We have made our voices heard, loud and clear.
In case you’d like to sign a petition to remove Cuties from Netflix, it is here:
It was a nice day in Bellevue, Washington state as I walked the trails and got outside to get a little exercise.
Warm and muggy, the air was a little bit heavy but it felt good to be outdoors. Bellevue is a beautiful city.
I posted a short video of my walk as I observed the number of people wearing masks.
Some people wearing masks in a large park in Bellevue WA. I carry a mask in my fanny pack wherever I go in case anyone complains. Some people wore masks but half of them walking the trails and sitting out on lawns in the park were not wearing masks. No one bothered anyone – that’s why I love this park.
It was in the mid-80’s, very warm and felt humid today as I walked through trails in the park. The soccer game was where I stopped so I could look around to see if many people were wearing masks but as I got my phone out and started video taping and talking into this video I drew attention from people along the trail I was standing on next to the soccer field so I couldn’t speak as freely with “rubber neckers” watching me so I said little.
I believe the fears raised to impose the public to wear masks and be afraid is a massive deception. I focused on the soccer game because I didn’t want people on the walkway where I was to feel I may be taping them.