Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Formula for the Christian Walk

Here is a wonderful teaching by Steven Moore titled "The Formula for the Christian Walk".










The teaching can be found at the Last Trumpet Ministries website. Please continue to pray for Pastor David J. Meyer for his healing. Also pray for Randy Simmons and Jospeh Herrin as they travel on the road and for Joseph as he teaches this weekend in Texas.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wake up. Work while it is day...



I have the day off today. I will be resting in the Lord, gearing up again for the nightmare of the breakfast bar tomorrow. Please pray for me.

Michael Boldea has written an excellent article on the spiritual snooze button:

Hitting the Snooze Button - by Michael Boldea

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Did I get any on me?

The craziness continues....I could write a book.

Ahhhh. But to be content in what the Lord gives me each day, is a joy.

Thank you Lord for all the amazing and ridiculous crazy trials of my new job. I am very thankful to be employed in this day, and for all the many opportunities to tell people of the hope of Christ that is in me. Thank you for your amazing grace and mercy and all the wonderful spiritual truths you show me every day. Help me to be more loving and forgiving and bold. Thank you! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This song reminds me of my job...



Ahh yes. To say sorry (and mean it) even when it is not my fault. David Wilkerson had a great post today:
A Place of No Reputation - by David Wilkerson:

At one time, Moses had been held in high esteem, respected in high government places, great in reputation and prestige. He moved among the wealthy and was one of the best-known men of his time. But when God spoke to him out of the burning bush (see Exodus 3:5), Moses had decreased to zero point.

God couldn't use him until he tore him away from his worldly attachments. Who knew Moses now? Hidden away, out of sight—silenced and without influence. He had no outlet for his great energy.

But the very moment Moses reached zero point—when his reputation was totally lost and there was nothing left of the old, self-assured Moses—he was on holy ground!

How long did God wait by that bush, ready to break forth in a glorious new revelation? Only until that final, breaking moment when Moses truly no longer cared about his work or his reputation. When he gave up the last scraps of self-reliance, he found revelation.

The Lord Jesus stood on this same holy ground. The Scriptures say, "He made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant..." (Philippians 2:7).

Shunning reputation and becoming a servant was a willful choice. Thank God for those who once again are being called to such holy ground, seeking to decrease that he may increase, and prepared for servanthood.

One great man of God wrote, "The man of God who truly preaches the Word will finally give up the idea of being known. If he preaches Christ, his reputation will constantly decrease and Christ will increase. True prophets die unknown. God gives them their dues only after they die."

I believe that if we seek a larger, more widespread reputation, something is missing in our message. Self is too prominent. Christ should be gaining and we should be losing recognition. We should be less known as the years go by until, like Paul, we end up shut in with God.

May we all decrease! May he alone increase! God help us to get back to this holy ground.


Love it. Especially the holy ground part. God Bless you all!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Open doors of utterance...

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:2-6

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 1 Peter 3:15

My wonderful Heavenly Father has been opening great doors for me to be a witness the last several days. I want to direct people to solid Bible-based ministries that can help them on their respective journeys - as they seek the Lord.

David Eells - Unleavened Bread Ministries

Joseph Herrin - A Parables Blog

Russ Dizdar - Shatter the Darkness.net

Just a few men I believe are filled with the Holy Spirit.

Thank you Heavenly Father for the opportunity to speak your Word to the people around me. Let me be an example of Christ and glorify You. In Jesus name. Amen!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The 2012 London Olympics Mascots

Bob Schlenker who has the following two websites
The Open Scroll
The Open Scroll Blog
has written an eight part series on the Symbolism of the 2008 China Olympics. It is found here: Open Scroll Olympic Symbolism Parts 1-8
I highly recommend this reading - but fasten your seatbelt because it will literally blow you away!

When I read about the new 2012 London Olympics Mascots at :http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/may/19/london-olympics-2012-mascot I sent him an email about what he thought. His response was:
"The little children readily identify them as aliens. Many people recognize Bart and Lisa Simpson too. The eye - all they need is triangle "sunglasses/sunglass?" What do you make of them? W and M for woman and man? I look forward to looking into it further when I have more time, as the Lord leads." Here is the video for those who haven't seen it:



(heil hitler anyone? what was that hand gesture? shotput you say? Puh-lease)

I responded by saying: "What struck me about the M and W is that it actually reminded me of the new Miracle Whip bottle Lady Gaga is even holding it in her new video? The M and the W are reflections of each other as in "as above so below" and if you turn the bottle upside down the logo is the same.




Bob went on to say, "The M and W together present three upward and three downward pointing deltas. Lady Gaga is covering the W while her right eye is covered."

I said in the email, " Henry Makow has an interesting article on the occult symbolism of the M and the W here:

Occult Logos and Insurance Pay

as to the weird olympic mascots - the M and W are part of their costume, one has a pyramid on his head and the other is a sun? But this is the most disturbing of all -

"Wenlock is named after the village of Much Wenlock where Pierre de Coubertin visited in 1890 and his idea for a modern Olympics was born. Mandeville is called after the Stoke Mandeville Hospital where the Paralympic movement began shortly after World War II.

Asked to describe exactly what his creations were, designer Grant Hunter of London-based firm Iris, said they were "magical beings" that would become "multi-dimensional" mascots aimed at capturing the imagination of children across the world" from this article:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1260862/headline"

but let's just break down what the designer said again:

They were Magical (occult) beings
that would become (transform)
multi-dimensional (demonic) mascots
aimed at (with the ultimate goal of)
capturing (binding)
the imagination (minds)
of children across the world.

In other words: They are occult beings that will transform into demonic mascots with the ultimate goal of capturing and holding bound the minds of children across the world. Eeeewwww! Keep those horrible things away from my children!

Here is some more You-tube anaylsis of these mascots:

Illuminati: London 2012 unveils Olympic Games mascots Wenlock & Mandeville

Wenlock & Mandeville. Zion/Masonic Symbolism AGAIN

The fact that they are molten metal (alchemy) and that their eyes are cameras (Big Brother) could also be explored, but I'm running out of space!. I'm not usually one who anaylizes the symbolism of things, leaving that to more qualified people, but this is so blantant and obnoxious that it just had to be done. A big thanks to Bob for the idea to post on this. Please visit his website and he will be doing some local radio shows that I recommend listening to. Lots and lots of good stuff!

Friday, May 21, 2010

My bad attitude...


I have a bad attitude.

I dont mean I have one about something in particular. I'm concerned I may have it genetically.

One of the first jobs I had, I was working as a waitress in a Shari's restaurant. I actually hung out there with my friends at the time, so it was so cool that they were paying me to be there. I liked waiting on people and I loved the tips.

One day a couple months into the job, the manager called me into his office and said, "You have a bad attitude." I was shocked! There was no way I had a bad attitude! I loved that job, how could I love a job and have a bad attitude.

Several years later, when I was in Basic Training in the Air Force, our squad leader said to me, "You have a bad attitude when you are marching". This person actually said they were going to report me. But homey was starting to figure out how this game was played. "I'll see my bad attitude and raise you your drinking at the Chapparel. Shall we go tell the Sargeant together?"

So there must be something in my face, or the way that I stand that absolutely screams - BAD ATTITUDE. That is all well and good when one is a bad girl in the world. It does not work so well as a disciple in Christ. I have to say, honestly, that I am feeling a bad attitude coming on. I am fighting it, but honestly, this job is about kicking my ass. It shows me that I am truly still lacking in the death to self category. A customer screamed at me and made me cry today, and that was when I felt the bad attitude. I think I am not good at dealing with customer complaints. I'm sure it is that bad attitude look or stand I have. Or whatever it is that sabatoges me when I'm really trying to placate them.

So I'm thinking that if I can get through tomorrow, things maybe ok again because I'll be back on the swing shift and off the morning shift. Because, I'll tell you. People don't complain as much when they are checking in, as they do, when they are checking out.

Me and my bad attitude are going to pray for a softening. Because it shouldn't be so hard to be me.

Dear Lord, Help me. In Jesus name, Amen.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And sometimes I even do it right.


It was a strange day. One of my co-workers quit. I understand, now, that it was a gift from the Lord. This person was an adversary to me - but I never even admitted it to myself. When she said things that made my flesh angry and my back stiff - I never laid it to her, but only prayed for her and said to myself, maybe what she is saying is right, that I need to change this or that attitude, or talk slower when I answer the phone etc. The more this person rubbed me wrong - the more I fought the temptation to rail about her or hate her or be angry with her. The more she said snooty things to me (the kind of things that made my old man nature think "oh no she did ent!") the more I assumed responsibility for my feelings and that they were wrong and Jesus Christ NEVER had a personality conflict.

Now she is gone. She got a better job with more pay and can leave this nightmare. But the Lord showed me, that I passed this one. I never gave into the temptation to revel in disliking her. (I hate to admit this was one of my bad habits of gossip and slander before) I never let myself entertain evil thoughts against her. I led every thought captive on this one and prayed for her all the harder when I was especially tempted. So there was no more reason for that trial. That one is over. That is one win for the home team.

Thank you lord, for all the trials you set in my life. That I can learn to be obedient, (by the things I suffer). Please Lord, continue to be with me during the temptations and trials, that you can bring your Word to my mind in the midst of tribulations. You ARE SO AWESOME LORD!! LOVE YOU! In Jesus name AMEN!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Standing in the face of the winds of darkness...


"We should not be running around like chicken littles saying the sky is falling. That would be a tragedy, a tragic witness of the body of Christ. We should instead - STAND - in the face of the winds of darkness. Bravely, powerfully, filled with the Spirit of God, declaring Christ. Reaching every last soul till the very end. Even like it says in the Book of Jude, snatching some from the fire." Russ Dizdar, from the 12th session of the Book of Daniel class - A light in the darkness.

Wow. that is really awesome! Yeah, I want to be THAT believer. I strongly recommend the classes that Russ Dizdar teaches. They can be found at Shatter the Darkness.net

Have a good day everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The beginning...


I got an email from CNN this morning that simply said:

"Supreme Court rules federal government can keep some sex offenders locked up after they serve their sentences." the whole article is located here.

On the surface that sounds all nice and protective of the children, but really that just opens the door to the federal government determining to keep anyone past their sentences later on. As one commenter Xasthu said: "About 15% of the federal corrections facilities are private. This is bad because they have a financial interest in keeping people locked up as long as possible to get more profit. This sets a bad precedent for future abuse and future expansion to hold other types of felons indefinetly as well." Yeah. What he said.

On another note, my boss called to tell me that I have today off. So I can start working the morning shift permanently. Breakfast bar, here I come. But really, it is ok. I've got a system now and the day shift goes pretty fast.

Thank you heavenly Father for your grace and mercy in my life. Thank you for strong meat and clean garments. Thank you for sending your son to die for my sins. I LOVE YOU!! In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pray for Kings and those in authority...


I don't remember if I have posted about our president before, but every time I notice how grey he is getting, I am reminded that we are exhorted to pray for him.
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim 2:1-6

I have been trying to get back into a good routine, now that the new job is settling down a bit. I have been taking the free classes offered by Russ Dizdar:

Confronting the Powers

and now available
Supernatural Apologetics

So much to study - so little time. May the Lord bless you all!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The virtuous woman Proverbs 31


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I found this amazing website at http://www.avirtuouswoman.org/
I found this little teaching that I have been blessed with and wanted to share. I highly recommend this website because it is filled with great tips for life, and especially to put God first in our lives.

Friday, May 14, 2010

had a couple days off...


Just resting the last couple days. Trying to gear up for the breakfast bar tomorrow. Please continue to pray for Pastor David J. Meyer. He was able to teach again recently but he still needs some healing to be 100 percent again. You can listen to his latest teaching here:

2 Corinthians Part 3

Joseph Herrin from the parables blog is teaching this weekend and the next couple weekends so please keep him in your prayers.

will post more soon...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The customer is always right or Death to Self


My head is killing me. It is a pressure headache. But the Lord brings to my remembrance that the olive is pressed in order to bring forth oil.

My friend told me about a sushi restaurant where there is a large tank full of fish. When the people want sushi, they pull a fish out of the tank and slice a thin piece of flesh off and serve it to the people and put the fish back in the tank. I feel like one of those fish.

I work at a place that the customers complain about everything. I have never worked at a place where practically everyone that comes to the counter has some negative thing to say. They all want to hold me personally responsible for their unhappiness. Some things I can change for them, and some I can't, but that does not stop them from going on and on about it. Some of the complaints are so ridiculous that I feel like my head will explode. I find myself getting angry and resentful - like I am being set up. In a way, I am being set up.

Being an overcomer means having situations in life that have to be overcome. This is one. When Jesus was falsely accused - he answered not again. Jesus never got angry when people said bad things to him, only when the people were hard - hearted or greedy in the temple - did he get angry. When they were crucifying him - he prayed to the Father to forgive them.

Yesterday when I was going through these trials, The Elm Street Chapel had this post:
Hating the Garment Spotted by the Flesh Oh yes. How I hate the garment spotted by the flesh.

So I keep praying for this horrible place. I pray for the customers, that they will have a pleasant stay and find nothing to complain about. I pray for my co-worker who told me that the customer is always right, (and she was right to tell me that - it exposed another weakness of mine that needs to be overcome - my own pride again.) I pray for the owners and the hotel. I pray for myself, that I will be counted worthy to escape the wrath to come, that I can be perfected, even if it hurts now, because eternity is coming. I want to be an overcomer.

Thank you Lord for the pressure and the trials in my life. Thank you for your grace and mercy to see me through. In Jesus name, AMEN.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pray for our alternative news guys!

James Corbett of the Corbett Report has been getting hacked for the last couple days. Every time I go to his site weird things happen. So pray for him to be protected against those who would try to stop the truth from getting out to the rest of us.

Also pray for James Evan Pilato as he works hard going through all the crazy news out there. Here is one of his recent you tube videos:



You can hear all of his radio show 169 here.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I can't decide...

Joseph Herrin at the Parables blog had a post about Wayward Sons by Kansas. I can't decide which one is the best. They are all good in their own right.





My Life as a Parady - Part 3 - The Graveyard shift


Yes - I've worked the morning 7am-3pm shift, the evening 3pm-11pm shift, and now the graveyard shift 11pm-7am, all in one week. Have I had a day off yet? No! Thank you for asking. This is day seven. I could go on and on with the stories - but I don't want to complain. In fact, I believe that is the lesson to learn here.
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing. 1Th 4:11-12
Especially the quiet part:
But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 1Pe 3:4

I had lots of interviews - but this crazy place was the job I was hired for. The Lord knows what He is doing and His ways are perfect always. I spend a good portion of my day praying for this place - which is one of the reasons I believe the Lord has placed me here. Because Lord knows, this place needs it!

Monday, May 3, 2010

My life as a Parady - Part 2 - Breakfast Bar revisited


The Lord has given me victory over the breakfast bar! Having learned from the previous day, I was able to anticipate the needs of the breakfast bar and have everything ready ahead of time. Things were much smoother. But even better - I will be working the 3-11pm shift thus avoiding the dreaded breakfast bar altogether. Thank you Lord!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Life as a Parady - Part 1 - The Breakfast Bar

Today is day two at my new job. I guess I've been there long enough to work a Saturday morning continental breakfast all by myself. It is amazing to me how the harder you work the less you get paid! Not that I miss my $18.50 an hour job where I worked 20 minutes in the morning and surfed the net all day. I'm sure I could run a company into the ground for $100 million, but I digress. I want to preface the rest of this blogpost with a disclaimer that nothing I am about to say is in any way complaining. I am not complaining - just relating to my reading public the days events.

My loving heavenly Father in His infinate wisdom, mercy and grace has been imparting to me amazing spiritual truths in this journey. Sometimes lessons can only be learned under certain special conditions. The hard way, for example.

So mad hungry hordes descended on the breakfast bar and I scrambled eggs and made orange juice with hot water because the orange juice was frozen and tried to put on the ridiculous plastic gloves that were too small for my hands, so I just had to give up and touch the food. I opened cupboards and searched for plastic silverware but couldn't find any and the phone would ring so I would go around to answer it and it was a housekeeper saying, "Work today?" and I would say, "Heck ya! Get in here!" Check a couple people out and have people come up to the counter to say that we are out of waffle batter and we need more coffee and that the orange juice is out (AGAIN?!) Two housekeepers show up but they do not speak any english and I say I need you to go to the storage basement in the next building and get plastic silverware and I need towels in this room. The bell at the front counter rings and the man there says, "I was just wondering if you knew where the little people live?" and I say, "the little people?" He says, "Yes, you know, the midgets, or dwarves?" I say, with a smile on my face, "No. I'm sorry, I don't know where the little people live." (although now that I am sitting in my bedroom and everything is quiet, I do know where the little people live. - I'm sure he was talking about the people on the show, "Little people - Big World." who live in Hillsboro I think. Why didn't he say that?!) so he said, "Ok, I was just wondering." and he leaves and I say to the woman behind him "Do you know where the little people live?" We kindof had a laugh over that one. (grrr now!)

The maid comes back with towels but says that there is not any silverware and then the bosses come in and help and it is a little better. It is 9am.

Later when the breakfast bar is over and the hordes have gone and the dishes are all washed and put away it is quiet. Then the bosses get into a huge gnarly argument in Mandarin (I think) and I leave the room - and the girl boss is yelling at her husband in another language - and she stops to say in a really nice voice to me - to put something away for her. Yesterday the girl boss told me that American culture was very different and that if I notice something is American culture to tell her. They both leave again and I am alone and I decide to have a little cry (not a big one because I dont have time for it, but just a little one.)

The Lord puts it on my heart to pray for the bosses, especially the girl boss who I was assuming was unhappy with me because she was gesturing in my direction when she was yelling at her husband. She comes back in and I say, "In American culture - when a husband and a wife start to argue, everyone else has to leave the room." I ask her if she is ok and she starts to cry and tells me that some friend called her in the middle of the night with a big problem that they put on her shoulders and she told me that the argument with her husband was not about me but about something little and dumb - the way that old married couples can do sometimes (I wouldnt know of course). I was so glad that I had prayed for her - and I think it meant alot to her just to have me understand how hard it is to learn American culture sometimes.

But the real lesson was that not everything is as it seems. I am going to be a prayer warrior on this place - praying and lifting up my bosses and co-workers and the hotel - that it will be filled and prosperous. That the bosses and the place will be at peace. I'll write more on that later.

Reminds me of a joke, Do you know where the litte people live? No, but if you hum a few bars...