Saying Good-Bye! The Lord calls!

Today I’m watching the news and following bible prophecy from Pastors who I trust and often tune into, and I have come to the decision, maybe God intended, for me to wait on working online and giving up this blog.

I know He has the best in mind and has a plan for me – however it involves volunteering with a local hospice in my neighborhood.  

I am sure you will find me at other places such as LinkedIn, if you care to follow me there although I’m not too active any more on LinkedIn, but will be there in case you want to contact me – or just be a connection.

I want to thank you for your special and very meaningful comments, I have enjoyed every one!  

I wish you well and am praying for you to have the joy of the Lord in your hearts!

Paths To Truth: Not Gaining A License In Mental Health

treespath2As I’m learning my new role in my new job, I can see how I am excited by the fact that there are opportunities for me to go back and get my license here in the state of Washington.  Not being a Washington native I completed my schooling in California and was never successful in becoming licensed, nor completing my PhD.  I had too many life’s issues interrupt my life; becoming a battered wife, losing custody of my daughter, losing a home, a car, and suffering persecution from mental health “experts” falsely making claims about me and my mental health, this after complaining about a social worker who became my stalker at work.

These are a lot of issues I faced over two or three decades ago that are long, drawn-out and unjust occurrences I suffered through, being an atheist and possibly an agnostic toward the end of those years.  Many life’s problems caused me to stretch in areas and ways I would not have normally had to.  I am literally grateful I had to go through those challenges if it means that I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ today.  He has a way, I believe, of washing away the past tears and making things new – specifically my life and what I believe in now.

I wanted to write today about how I know it isn’t in the cards for me to become a licensed therapist.  I try over and over to make becoming licensed acceptable mentally as I watch the successful careers of peers at work, and read online how mental health clinicians are making headway in changes in the social justice movement as writers or commentators but I know in my heart that the reason I keep getting faced with this is to become more clear about why I shouldn’t go that route.

We all have paths to walk; Christians will sometimes know if the path they are on is the one they should be taking.  I feel it is of vital importance that I understand the reasons why I cannot become a licensed therapist.  It is a practice that is becoming more watered down by the day in my opinion.  Too many things have become acceptable, politicized and follow social norms as time moves on and I cannot let myself travel down that path.

To become a mental health therapist one has to support the path that the client is wanting to go.  There are times when, if the client may endanger themselves or others that the therapist has a mandate to report and try to help change the direction their client is moving on.  But for the most part, unless there is something illegal that the client is pursuing or unethical, therapists generally are supposed to help the person by walking along side of them to help them find a way out of their pain or barrier or show them different perspectives and possible answers to their dilemnas, for example.  Those would be common and general reasons therapists are sought for their help.

In the world today where PC is so rampant, a therapist cannot, and is not expected to, vocalize their true thoughts about someone’s transitioning as a transexual, for example.  Another example that creates issues for me is a child who is “gender fluid” because their parents think that bringing their child ideas about how it’s okay to be any gender they want would be a good idea.  Not only the social norms have changed and been changing over time but how to handle emotions; ie. joining a protest group that is known to destroy property, or making threatening phone calls to dispell one’s anger or other issues that cause some to behave in socially undesirable ways, which may make peers proud of them, and seeing this activity as “standing up for one’s rights” in a perverse way, are the complications I cannot approve of.  This would be a crisis of conscience for me, not being able to coach a person in the proper direction but having to gently address the issues with a client for fear of their complaining about me and possibly losing my job for not being “supportive” of a client and their feelings.

Not only that but when you are in a position to help heal a person mentally and you can’t mention the Lord Jesus or our Father in heaven, prayer and discussing sin in a person’s life along with demonic activity, I am cut off from my true beliefs about what and who really has the power to help a person and strengthen them, as well as heal, comfort or change a person so that they are walking with the Spirit of God residing in them.

Next time I become fascinated with the idea that there are people I work with who could potentially supervise my hours in order to gain a license to do therapy in the state of Washington I need to take a breath and remember who gave me the way to walk and the truth to know the difference between not being able to talk about the truth and what is money-seeking only.

His Time Is Near, He Holds Us Close To His Heart

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As I keep up with the news today and see the chaos, boundaries being violated of our borders, homes (Tucker Carlson) and the general way the liberals are acting toward people eating in restaurants, the Antifa destruction and other destructive behaviors physically and verbally, including CNN’s Jim Acosta’s bad behavior toward an Intern at the White House, I know we all are stumped at what is happening in our world, even just here in the U.S.

If you are tired of living in these times because of the destruction by those around us ruining it for us all, just remember, the time is near and we are under the wings of our Protector and Savior, Jesus Christ!  Strengthen your faith today in prayer and keep reading the bible.  Seek comfort in the knowledge that God’s plan is working, He is on the throne and we will be seeing him in the near future, comparatively speaking!

Join other believers who hold the faith as we do, online if you have to.  There are good Christians everywhere who hold the same belief as we do; not the fake “Christians” who have fallen away.  Get into some good bible studies, friend those who have strong faith and who rightly divide the Word.  May we hold hands as brothers and sister glorifying the Lord God and feel joy that He is near and keeps us held tightly in his loving arms!  Praise the Lord!

God’s Plan For My Life Today Makes Sense

trees3When starting my new job I realized that God had a plan for me.

As I’ve blogged about the issue of being a Christian counselor I realized that working in a non-clinical position, but having to use my counseling skills, Master’s in Counseling Psychology degree as a requirement for the position, fulfilled a desire I have to help people but stay away from the DSM part (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

That is the part I have real problems with.

To start off with there are no real inferences to what sin causes in people’s lives, nor is there a reference to all Satan can do to a person.  Nor does it ever reference God as being Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so you see – being the healer that he is and having all the answers to life, and healing us from within, starting with the spirit of God working on us to make us healthy, deliver us from our sinful natures and all that stuff, I can’t fully endorse something I don’t believe in.

I would rather have gone to a Christian bible college and learned the ways of God first, then chosen a field of study.  I did not have the information then so I chose Psychology.  It seemed a comfortable place to begin, while learning about my family issues which are quite extensive.

But they may have been for you or anyone reading this blog.

Where are we today?  Is there a God in your life?

If so, which one?  Maybe you better examine the Lord God Almighty and then really study the bible to learn His ways.  Pray and get guidance over your life.  It will be worth it in the end, both literally and figuratively speaking.

‘Gender’ May Have To Be Defined And Passed Into Law

“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. – Matthew 25:31–46

genderbenderIn what may be the biggest break in this country for Christians in determining whether special human rights and recognition of gender are given to the LBGTQ+ communities,  the Administration is considering a proposal to define gender as being a biological condition at or before birth of male or female genitalia that is unchangeable.

The department’s proposed definition of gender would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. – Breitbart

A New York Times story published, ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration as if there were a correlation between Trump actually stamping out the existence of these people who calls themselves transgender.  Everything the lamestream media reports seems to point to Trump as being a mean dictator who must be stamped out of existence, along with his followers.  They portray President Trump as being against all liberal ideals.

But look at what they stand for.  In this proposal Trump would be addressing the idea that you can change your sexual gender whenever you want, as if these altered states of sexual identity were really in existence in the first place.  Christians recognize sexual identity as a biological gender created by God who provided our Savior Jesus Christ who actually gives us forgiveness for our sins.

As was the times of old, as stated in the Word of God, Adam and Eve were created man and woman in the Garden of Eden.  It is nonsense to us that we have to recognize people today as being some form of altered sexual gender all because someone feels they are not the identified sexual gender that they are born as.

I might add that we are seeing people born and identifying as a cat, a dog or some other animal, and it gets really strange here.

Liberals in our country have gotten more and more like the mobs they deny they are promoting.  For example Rep. Maxine Waters gave approval of disturbing Conservatives if they were eating in restaurants and we’ve seen this kind of leadership by the liberals as the increased answer to their agenda, which seems to be getting Trump out of office and removing all traces of him.  His supporters are also being targeted as their enemies.

It seems in keeping with the liberal themes that anyone who disagrees with the LBGTQ+ viewpoint is a Nazi that tries to kill people and stamp them out of existence.  This seems to be the cattle call of the Democrats in that everything Trump does makes his followers uneducated followers of Hitler due to the numerous assertions that Trump is a Nazi leader like Hitler and his supporters are dumbed-down farm-hicks who don’t think for themselves.

Major themes by liberals today seems to be that: violence is okay toward Conservatives and Christians; Mobs not Jobs; suing Christians for protecting their faith in their businesses and to the total destruction of their incomes; illegal immigrants should be a protected and entitled group; our educational system should be freewheeling around sin and the indoctrination of all forms of sleazy sexual identities and lies about the creation of earth; all forms of sexual activity is acceptable and is promoted in society today; and that the socialist agenda be promoted as the answer to solving America’s problems.

A moral decay is on the rise and I think that anyone over the age of 35 should be especially painfully aware of this. 

Do you wonder why it seems we have been watching God’s separation of his sheep from the goats hiding in plain sight?  Who else wonders what God will do at this time in our governmental entities and within the halls of Justice these days?

 

Giving Thanks To The Lord Jesus Christ

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. – Psalm 9:1

Over the weekend I had time to mull over my new job and how the Lord seems to have the best for me in life.  It keeps getting better and better.

I took a walk in a Sammamish, Washington park while I gave the Lord thanks for the beautiful day and for all He has done.

My walks seem to be about worshipping the Lord Jesus Christ and how my life has gotten better since becoming a Christian.

I am no alone in saying this; the Lord has the best in mind for his children and keeps us safe all day long.  I am sure of it.

May your day be an outpouring of grace in your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ!

Going To Heaven: Will You See People You Love?

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Wondering what Heaven is like and what it will mean to meet Jesus in the air when the rapture comes, I wondered if I might see my father who passed away about 20 years ago.  He was an atheist and it’s hard to realize that his life who meant so much to me as a small child will no longer be available to my life once I am no longer on this earth.

Not knowing whether to be sad over not seeing my dad once I’m gone because he was not a believer as an adult has given me pause for thought.

Many verses come to mind in helping me to deal with this especially since my family members are still alive.  My father was raised as a Roman Catholic, my mother as a Methodist.  They both turned from Jesus.  I can be happy though that since I have turned toward Jesus I have never looked back.

As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. – Proverbs 26:11

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. – 2 Peter 2:22 

Will We Know Each Other In Heaven?

Escaping The Tribulation Through Jesus

In Genesis 19: 20-21 God told Abraham “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”

God was assessing the time of judgment for them. God let Abraham, a righteous man, know this plan beforehand.

In Genesis 18:26 God said to Abraham that he would spare Sodom if there were 50 righteous people in that city.  He made his plans clear to the Abraham.

God makes clear his plan for the human race if we would only read his bible.  He will let us escape the devastating time of the Tribulation.  He will save us from our sin and let us live.

So would the Lord Jesus not also share his plan with the righteous, that he would destroy the world and spare the righteous by making sure he raptures us out to escape the Tribulation? 

How To Discover Your God-Given Gifts And Follow Your Path

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Making changes in life means doing something new: taking time to reflect on who you are, what you want to know, where you want to go in life, and staying on that path are keys to getting where you want to go.

It’s not hard to know what you want.  What do you want when you have time to yourself, when you think: I wish I could … 

What do you wish you could do?  Go on a hike?  Write a book?  Spend more time with your child?  What is your heart longing to do when you have time to feel it, think it and imagine it?

I ask God.  I ask; Lord Jesus, what is it I am to do in this world?  What would you have me do?  What was I cut out for?  He answers.

He tells me in my heart; “your talents lay here”, and “you are a gifted speaker, more knowledgeable areas that could really help people”.  That is what I find when I ask the Lord, and wait upon Him.

Today I heard a woman speaking on a video she made about how making the investment in yourself is the most valuable way to spend time.  By learning, never giving up on yourself.  By not wanting to quit.  

Know your calling and spend time reflecting on it.  God will help you get on the path that is right for you but you must listen.  Let Him tell you in your heart and mind.  Mentally be prepared for what He wants you to do.  It may surprise you that he thinks you are gifted enough to move into a direction you never thought of but will serve people.

Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, He is washing yours if you let Him.  Let him know you are wanting answers, he will respond kindly, knowing you completely, knowing your abilities and talents, and knowing how to fulfill your hearts and minds.

Serving others is a gift, a reward in itself.  Get with Jesus more and ask him what to do.

He will respond.