Mindful Monday – Needful Rest

This week’s devotional is from one of my favorite Christian women speakers, Priscilla Shirer.  It’s about rest. A topic we many of us feel guilty that we do too much of or get way too little of.  I seem to go from one extreme to the other. I run full tilt till I burn out and lay low out of frustration and despair.  

   That’s one reason I’m really into utilizing a planner these past few years. I’m seeking balance. I’m trying to schedule what needs done and where I need to be and find a healthy balance. I’ve improved but I still have a ways to.  

    I’m way too, “all or nothing”, and I want to find a happy middle ground.  I need to remember the passage from Priscilla’s devotional below, that Jesus commands rest. It’s not just a good idea. He knows best!

— Day 3 —

Come and Rest

He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” Mark 6:31

Rest is becoming a lost art in our modern culture. We’ve exchanged its old-fashioned value for a hectic, fast-paced, breakneck speed of life, which has slowly disintegrated our fervor and passion while simultaneously elevating our blood pressure. Packed within each twenty-four-hour time span is an unsustainable number of tasks we’ve placed upon ourselves, as well as demands we’ve allowed others to deem urgent enough to place upon us as well.

And based on our fatigue and frustration, we’d give anything to offload the burden.

But rest doesn’t seem like a viable option anymore. Have we forever passed up any kind of reality that dares to include rest as part of a typical day? Or week? Or . . . month? (Or . . . year?)

When Jesus sent His disciples off on a specific ministry assignment in Mark 6:7–11, He didn’t shield them from the fact that their journey would not be particularly easy. People would refuse to listen to them, much less give them hospitality. Any cause for excitement would be counterbalanced by any number of legitimate reasons for quitting and discouragement. They would be empowered to preach, heal, and spread the news of the kingdom, yes, but would also be exhausted on every front— physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And even after finally coming back home from their tiring journey, people would still be “coming and going,” enough that the disciples “did not even have time to eat” (v. 31).

So as their first order of business upon returning, Jesus greeted them with clear instructions: “Come . . . rest a while.”

It wasn’t a request. It wasn’t a friendly suggestion. It was Jesus’ command. Here’s what you’re going to do, guys. They’d been through a lot. And much more remained to be done. But for now . . . rest . . . come and rest. At least for a little while.

Do you ever feel guilty for taking time away to regroup and recharge? Are you saddled with a sense of wasted opportunity if every space on your calendar is not filled? Are you afraid your world would stop turning if you disengaged for even a few moments? Are you concerned about losing your competitive advantage if you’re not converting every moment into maximum achievement and efficiency?

Then hear the voice of your Savior welcoming you into a place where grace flows, where the Spirit refuels, and where mercy fixes what’s been strained and stressed by the accumulation of life’s pressures. This is the space where priorities and relationships that have been pushed out of alignment and are in need of repair get patched up and recalibrated.

Quiet time is not an excuse for the lazy but a wise investment for the diligent. It is for those who are committed to being active servants and followers of Jesus Christ instead of slaves to the tyranny of urgent busyness and activity. By prioritizing rest for ourselves and those we love, we may just rediscover the joy we thought had been lost forever.


From “Awaken'”, by Priscilla Shirer. Check it out! —>

Awaken: 90 Days with the God who Speaks

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Site Crashing Should Be Fixed!

It's Fixed

It's Fixed

I discovered after sharing my Freebie Friday post the other night that so many people wanted my freebie and was accessing my two blogs at the same time and it crashed my blogs.  A good problem for a blogger to have but at the same time frustrating for the blogger and her reader both!  Saturday morning I reached out to my web host and upgraded my account to a business account and the bandwidth is supposed to be unmetered, so I hope that fixes the crashing! 🙂  Hopefully it should be a thing of the past.  Yay!

Please please let me know if you have an issue with it crashing, freezing, or lagging. ( In this one issue I hope I don’t get a reply lol)

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End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 10/8/17

End of the Age Updates for 10/8/17

End of the Age Updates for 10/8/17

First off, let me apologize for not getting last week’s updates post done.  The week just got away from me and I had so much going on that I ran out of time.  I started taking a sign language class last month and that’s thrown me for a loop as well 🙂

Also, after some bandwidth issues yesterday after posting my Friday Freebie planner printable, I reached out to my web hosting company and upgraded my account to a business account, so hopefully my two blogs will now be much quicker and have no bandwidth problems from here out! 🙂

 

Pastor J.D. Farag:

(waiting for this week’s to post. Does anyone know if this week’s is canceled?)

(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

 

Amir Tsarfati:



(AMIR’S VIDEO LIST HERE)  (Amir’s Facebook here)

(Amir’s blog here)

John Haller from Fellowship Bible Chapel, Columbus, Ohio Prophecy Update:

(Waiting for this week’s to post too. Does anyone know if this week’s is canceled?)

Last week’s (wow, this is more than one Christian Facebook friend I have who is in Facebook jail right now…hmmm…)

(John Haller’s Video List Here)

 

Joel Rosenberg:

Joel is super busy right now as his 2017 Epicenter Conference has gotten underway a few days ago. Click on the screenshot below to pull up the site you can watch his videos on –>

Joel Rosenberg Epicenter Conference 2017

(I really encourage you to follow his blog posts HERE and HERE).)

oel is very intelligent and up to date on current events involving Israel (where he and his family now live), the Middle East, Russia, and others.  I own every book he’s written and have learned a great deal from him. You can find his books HERE, which I highly recommend!

Joel has a new book coming out in March called The Kremlin Conspiracy I’ve already pre-ordered on Amazon 🙂 Check it out! –>

(Joel has a great blog and Facebook group)

Track Bible Prophecy with Joel’s Blog regularly by clicking HERE

Joel’s Facebook Page

 

Calvary Melbourne Australia, Pastor Andrew Russell:

(This is the third one with today’s not posted. Is everyone at a prophecy conference or something??)

Wednesday night’s:

(Pastor Russell’s Video List Here)

 

Lamb and Lion Ministries (David Reagan and Nathan Jones):


(Lamb & Lion Video List Here)

 

The Hal Lindsey Report:

Click on image below to pull up the current video on his website in a new tab—>

Hal Lindsey Report October 6 2017

Hal’s Web Site Here

(Find Hal’s recent videos there on his web site. A lot of videos of his are being posted to YouTube that are old videos but given the current date. I’m going to start getting it from his web site. I can’t embed the video into my blog post here, but you can click on the screenshot above to pull up the current video in a new tab.)

 

Jack Hibbs:

(Jack’s Video List Here)

 

Jack Van Impe Presents:

(Jack’s Video List Here)

 

Steve Cioccolanti:

(Steve’s video list here)

 

Prophecy in the News:


(Prophecy in the News’ Video List Here)

 

Prophecy Watchers (Gary Stearman):


(Prophecy Watchers’ Video List Here)

 

Perry Stone (Manna-Fest/Voice of Evangelism):

(Perry’s Video List here and here)

 

Shofar Ministries:

There are other updates at Shofar this past week, so check those out –>

(Shofar Ministries’ Video List Here)

 

Israeli News Live (Steven Ben DeNoon):


Several Other Videos by Steven this Week:

(Steven’s Video List Here)

 

The Superior Word Prophecy Update:

 

The Superior Word Video List Here)

 

SkyWatchTV News:

SkyWatch Video List Here)

 

His Channel: October 5, 2017

(Click on image below to pull up this week’s video)

World News Briefing by His Channel

(His Channel Video List Here)

 

EternalRhythmFlow (Scotty Clarke):

(Scotty’s Video List Here)

 

Jan Markell Olive Tree Ministries:


(Jan’s Video List Here)

 

The Jerusalem Channel:


(Jerusalem Channel’s Video List Here)

 

End Times Headline News:

(the YouTube account has been terminated…)

(Video List for End Times Headline News)

 

Other channels that often have prophecy updates, just not every week:

Skip Heitzig:  https://www.youtube.com/user/CalvaryABQ/videos

Watchmen Pastors:  https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchmenPastors/videos

Billy Crone:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NFBCmedia

 

Tracking Headlines – 10/8/2017:

(Thanks to Tracking Bible Prophecy)

In surprising move, Arab states slated to withdraw anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

Opinion: The Transformation Of Jerusalem – The Israeli construct “Greater Jerusalem” is a misnomer

In false alarm, rocket sirens blare in Israeli communities near Gaza Strip

Jewish Man Found Dead Near Israeli Arab City Likely Killed in Terror Attack, Security Sources Say

Thousands of Evangelical pilgrims mark Feast of Tabernacles in Ein Gedi

Civilian casualties spiral in Syria as air raids target areas marked for cease fire

Saudi Royal Palace Attacked by Gunman, Two Guards Killed

Eleven injured in car crash near London museum, terrorism ruled out

Three charged in mysterious, failed terror-linked attack on Paris building

‘He Had Help’: Judge Jeanine Says Las Vegas Massacre Was ‘Too Vast for One Guy’

Las Vegas shooter left behind calculations for targeting crowd

Outrage as Nevada professor suggests Trump deserves blame for Las Vegas massacre

Pence In Las Vegas: ‘We Are United In Our Resolve To End Such Evil’

Peggy Noonan: Why do Americans own so many guns? Because they don’t trust elites to protect them

Bangladesh’s mega refugee camp plan ‘dangerous’: UN official

Ghana’s capital rocked by huge gas blasts

Thousands demand Putin quit as birthday protests turn violent

Trump on North Korea: Only one thing will work, and it’s not diplomacy

Spain’s PM says may use constitution to block Catalan independence

Fear, patriotism fill Spain streets in Catalan crisis

Polish Catholics pray at borders ‘to save country’

Facebook begins ‘human review’ of potentially sensitive ads

After Russian Elections Ads, Facebook Turns to Wikipedia to Fight ‘Fake News’

Future of news: bracing for next wave of technology

An Earth-Sized Space Shield to Protect Us From Solar Storms Is Less Crazy Than It Sounds

TC4: How NASA Plans to Test its Planetary Defense Systems on Close-Approach Asteroid

Human activity can trigger earthquakes, but how many? This number might surprise you

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 30,000ft

Sabancaya volano in Peru erupts to 28,000ft

Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador erupts to 22,000ft

Revetador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,500ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 15,000ft

‘Worst Hurricane Since Katrina’: Gulf Coast Braces Itself for Nate’s Imminent Landfall

Hurricane Nate intensifies as it tracks toward Gulf Coast, bringing major surge threat

Oil output on US Gulf Coast curtailed as Hurricane Nate nears

EPA poised to formally repeal Clean Power Plan in major blow to Obama’s climate legacy

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found In U.S. Athletes And Staff At Rio Olympics

Madagascar receives almost 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to fight plague

With 44 dead, life threatening dengue continues to haunt KP

Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

Future of healing: New, smart bandage will be tailored for a specific wound

As Overdose Deaths Pile Up, a Medical Examiner Quits the Morgue

Florida moms overdosed on heroin while their newborns were in the backseat, police say

ACLU suing FDA to make abortion pill available in all US pharmacies

Patient Accused Of Stabbing Psychiatrist More Than 160 Times At Clinic

Widow Slams Two-Year Sentence For Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Husband, Two Children

 

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Freebie Friday – Printable Planner Stickers Thanksgiving 2017 1

Thanksgiving planner stickers

Freebie Friday Printable Planner Stickers Thanksgiving 2017 1

(Note: If you get an error message, keep trying. I’m contacting my web host first thing tomorrow! 🙂 It will come back up, but if a lot of people try to access it at once, it may temporarily crash. I’m going to update the bandwidth tomorrow, hopefully.)

Since I’ve recently done two Harvest/October style sticker sets, I thought I’d get started on Thanksgiving with this freebie.  (I may update this post with links if I add to this set in my Etsy shop here.)

Sorry this example image is poorly lit.   The day got away from me and I didn’t get the picture taken when the natural daylight was still prominent today.  I’ll try to improve that next week 🙂

This is sized for the brand new Happy Planner classic, so you’re all set to go.  I realized after buying a new Happy Planner for 2018 that I was still making stickers with a length of 2.25 inches and they are now 2.50 inches, so from here out, they will be the new size.

Print these out on full-size sticker paper.  I use these here.  They’re priced great and you can write on them easily. They are good enough quality for my needs.  If you want a top-quality sticker paper look for these or clear ones here. (Though not all pens or markers will write well on the clear ones). If you don’t want to use sticker paper, you can print them on card stock or regular printer paper and glue them down.  Honestly, the sticker paper is the best way, however. Regardless of the type.

If you’d like this printable, click on the image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing.  If you use this kit, I would LOVE to see how you use it! Please comment below so I can see 🙂

Please remember this is for PERSONAL USE ONLY!

Going through a lot of ink printing out planner stickers?  Do like I did and enlist in the HP Instant Ink program! I’ve saved so much money on ink since I did a year and a half ago.  They have different plans, but the one I’m in (the most pages) is that I can print up to 300 pages worth of ink for just over $9.99 per month. You can choose lesser pages for a lower rate, but I do a lot of printing between coupons, planner stickers and other things.  Click on the image here to check it out! –>

HP Instant Ink

Click on the thumbnail to pull up the full sized pdf file of the FREEBIE for viewing and printing —>

Freebie Friday Thanksiving Stickers Example  Thanksgiving planner stickers

Get the Silhouette cuttable file HERE

A few graphics for today’s freebie can be found here:

Cornucopia:  http://clipart-library.com/cornucopia.html

Cross:  http://diysolarpanelsv.com/christian-thanksgiving-clip-art-images.html

Turkey:  http://www.clker.com

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Mindful Monday Devotional -Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire

Mindful Monday Devotional - Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire

Mindful Monday Devotional - Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire

This week is a topic I know has touched the heart of each one of us in one way or another.  Where is God when bad things happen?  Be honest. We all have wondered that from time to time, even if we’ve never voiced it out loud.  Perhaps we’ve not even admitted it to ourselves; but perhaps in the smallest recesses of our hearts and minds the reflection of our curiosity has hinted for a moment. Why?  Where?

Carol McLeod leads us in a devotional about this very thing in a devotional from her book, “Refined:  Finding Joy in the Midst of the Fire”:

 

 

God audibly prophesied the future of Moses, the future of the children of Israel, and the future of Egypt to Moses in these significant and familiar verses. As believers who are knowledgeable of this Sunday school story, we are tempted to read these verses with a bit of disinterest, because we know all that Moses has to go through. We all know about the plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, and being lost in the wilderness.

But may I just remind you that Moses had not watched The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston, and he had not taken his boys to see the cinematic version of The Prince of Egypt! Moses did not know what his future held, just like you, my friend, are not aware of what your future holds.

But you serve the God of Moses who has been to your future—and it is good! God sees in advance, and He is able to make a way where there seems to be no way. We know that the God of Moses is a good God and that He exists to constantly work good in all of our life situations. Therefore, He has indeed been to the future and has enthusiastically stamped your future with the word, Good!

The story of this fugitive, Moses, who was on the run and who then hid in the wilderness, serves as an exciting reminder that whenever one encounters a fire, “I Am” will be there, because He never takes His caring eyes off His children for one instant of time.

If you are running away from life and from the consequences of sin, God is there. If you have found yourself in the wilderness with no direction, God is there. We know that if we listen, we will hear His loving voice speaking above the roar of the fire. We also know that the fires encountered by a child of God this side of Heaven have no power of destruction or decimation.

A fire is the wonderful place where God reveals Himself to weary wilderness dwellers and where He speaks purpose and destiny. A fire was fashioned by God to be the most sacred moment in the life of a believer.

 

This week’s devotion can be found among other’s in Carol’s book below:

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Freebie Friday – Printable Planner Stickers Early Autumn

Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers

Freebie Fridays

I really love this week’s set, if I do say so myself 🙂  I love the colors and how the whole set came together!

Here is the freebie printable planner stickers from that set for this week.

You can check out the rest of the set in my Etsy shop here.  This is formatted to fit the classic-size Happy Planner planner, but you can always use it in other planners and bullet journals.

Print these out on full-size sticker paper.  I use these here.  They’re priced great and you can write on them easily. They are good enough quality for my needs.  If you want a top-quality sticker paper look for these or clear ones here. (Though not all pens or markers will write well on the clear ones). If you don’t want to use sticker paper, you can print them on card stock or regular printer paper and glue them down.  Honestly, the sticker paper is the best way, however. Regardless of the type.

If you’d like this printable, click on the image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing.  If you use this kit, I would LOVE to see how you use it! Please comment below so I can see 🙂

Please remember this is for PERSONAL USE ONLY!

Click on the thumbnail to pull up the full sized pdf file of the FREEBIE for viewing and printing —>

Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers

GET THE FREEBIE SILHOUETTE FILE HERE

 

 

If you’re interested in more in this set, you can find them in my Etsy shop here:

Early Autumn Planner Set 2  Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers 3   Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers 4  Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers 5

Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers 6    Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers 7 Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers 8

 

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Revisiting Mindful Monday: About Christian Love Towards One Another

Christian love towards one another

Christian love towards one another

I decided to share a Mindful Monday post I shared almost five years ago.  There are so many Christians backbiting one another over the September 12th sign and my feeling right now is, “Lord, your people are making me so very weary….” so I felt called to share this again.  I hope you glean much from it!

The Bible has a few things to say about how Christians should treat one another:

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galatians 6:10

In John 13:35, our Lord Himself says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

The writer of Hebrews tells us: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing….” (Hebrews 10: 24-25)

In 1 Corinthians chapter 12: 12-27, Paul teaches us, “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.  Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.  The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.  Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

And in in Romans 12:15 & 18:

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another…. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

 

This is on my mind a lot lately as it seems like every where I turn Christians are being unloving to each other, not showing compassion to each other, and in some cases being downright cruel…I could keep going, but you get the idea.  If Christians being loving towards one another is how the rest of the world will know that we are Christ’s disciples, it’s no wonder people watching them interact don’t believe.  I think this is a lesson every one of us who claim the name of Jesus in our hearts and lives needs to learn.

I know of a Christian group and a woman (a friend of mine) who had been part of the ministry for years. There was an incident after which she left hurt and heartbroken.  She was in genuine sorrow and felt abandoned, unloved, unwanted and unappreciated. Zero compassion. She entered into a conversation with a member of the group afterwards and through her broken heart was sharing what happened and how she felt.  In return the other party (defensive of the group itself) replied, “I think you’re using a little too much drama here.” Then she would make little remarks to hurt the already hurting woman whenever she had opportunity…snide remarks thrown out during “sharing”.

Was that helpful?  Was it compassionate?  Was it edifying? Was it the way one member of the body would treat another member of the same body who was genuinely in pain and hurting?  If you smash your hand in a car door, doesn’t the other hand immediately reach out for it? That’s just an automatic thing…we don’t even think about it. It’s just instinct to reach for the body part that’s been hurt.  Shouldn’t it be that way with Christians since Jesus says we are all members of the same body??

Whether the person commenting believed my friend had been wronged or not, how loving was it to react that way?  It was very risky for my friend who was hurt to let her feelings out and be vulnerable on top of already being heartbroken and when she got the return reply of “I think you’re using a little too much drama here”, by a sister in Christ who then went on to make snide remarks…

What would Jesus do? Is this how He would have reacted? Definitely not, but in the eyes of an unbelieving world, if they see Christians treating each other this way, they’ll think that’s how Jesus teaches them to be.  SHAME on us! Our lives are the only Bible some people may ever read!

So my hurting friend sought counsel from an outside friend. The outsider was kind to her and showed her compassion and later said, “That kind of thing is why I don’t go to church or Bible studies. Too many hypocrites.”  The hurt woman wanted to share her love of Jesus to the unbeliever, and say something like “I have to answer to God when I die and not them, so I go to church for the Lord. They have to answer to Him for themselves.”  But after hearing the hurting woman’s story, how can the unbeliever be talked into giving Jesus another try?  It’s so sad that Christians can be so unloving and derogatory towards one another and it. just. should. not. be. so. First for the members of the body, and then for those watching in from the outside!


Most people would tell my friend to seek counsel from her pastor. She had already sought counsel from him and was told in reply “It would be a waste of time.” Was that helpful?  Was it loving? Was it Christ-like? Now what’s the woman to do?

In both instances, the enemy is trying to get the hurting woman to believe she can get treated like that from the world, she doesn’t need to get it from people who are fellow Christians, so why bother with them at all? He knows she loves the Lord enough to not leave Him willfully, but if he can put a wedge between her and her point of ministry and fellowship, he thinks there’s a way he can silence her and destroy her testimony.

There was a time she would have succumbed to that kind of thinking, but since she knows her Bible and the fact that Ephesians 6:12 reminds her, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”, she is spending time getting closer to Jesus and praying He gives her direction and that He softens her heart and those of her former group members. That He opens the door to a new fellowship if that is His plan. But she is not turning her back on her first love:  the author of life and love Himself.  If only we as a church…as His body… would learn to care for each other the way He cares for us individually.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church” -Colossians 1:24

There is nothing we can do in human strength to mend our differences. We selfishly believe our preferences are better than others’ opinions. So what can we do when divisions arise? Just as Jesus said each time He was tempted in the wilderness: “It is Written”. Go to the Bible.  If you can find a scripture to back up how to treat someone (especially a fellow believer), it’s a fact backed up by the Word of God.  If you don’t have a scripture…it’s ONLY AN OPINION and not a fact and you should think twice before you act or react.  That’s the basis you can stand on. The Word of God.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” -Galatians 6:10

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End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 9/24/17

End of the Age Updates for 9/24/17

End of the Age Updates for 9/24/17

 

Hello everyone! Isn’t it great to get together with other believers like this and fellowship and share the Word together?  That’s what I like to think I’m doing as I write these posts every week.  Part of the dialogue we share together is comparing notes with what we’ve learned since the last time we were together. That’s especially true of those who have a great passion for Bible prophecy -the study of what is happening in the world and how it lines up with world events.  We compare notes and see what each other thinks. You agree up to now, correct? 🙂

I just say that to encourage you NOT TO SCOFF  at those who are watching and share that they suspect that a certain time period is a high-watch time.  None of the Bible prophecy teachers I follow dogmatically say that a certain day is definitely the day of the Rapture.  They’ve said that it’s strongly a high-watch period based on Biblical statements compared with things in the world.  That should tell us that they are serious watchers. Are you watching as closely as they’ve been?  I doubt if any of us are.

Now, of course if someone DOES say that Jesus absolutely IS coming back for His church on a certain date, do not listen to them. PRAY FOR THEM. Listen carefully to what they say.  If they seem puffed up and arrogant about it, I don’t listen to them nor will I share their messages here on my blog.  If they seem to be humble and seriously seeking and not dogmatically insisting on an exact date (not just a high -watch time), I respect them for the effort they’re putting in to watch and keep us informed.  They should be prayed for especially because the world and many many Christians are scoffing at them and slandering them with others.

DON’T YOU BE ONE OF THEM!  Pray for them! Love them, love ON them. Show them the love of Jesus.  They truly need it. Be wise and not arrogant. Don’t be all puffed up yourself!  I’ve had a handful of Facebook friends laughing and taunting these teachers and sharing memes full of images and words that make fun.  When I see that I think of the pharisees.  Don’t be one!  If you have been, please reconsider your actions and repent and be loving from now onward.

Be an ambassador for Jesus. Represent Him well because the world is watching!  The Bible tells us that they will know we are Christians by their love for one another.  Are they seeing love from you towards these watchers?  Think about it!

Please listen to the first part of Pastor J.D. about the September 23rd rapture watching. Thank you for your kindness, pastor J.D. So many believers are being so cruel to those who honestly thought it would happen. Be kind to each other, everyone!

 

Pastor J.D. Farag:


(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

 

Amir Tsarfati:

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Freebie Friday – Printable Planner Stickers Fall TV Shows

Freebie Fridays

Freebie Fridays

I’m going to make a valiant attempt at starting a new blog post series on Fridays.  Freebie Fridays.  I’ll try to post free printables every Friday be it planner printables or other.  I hope to see some comments from you if you find these helpful!  The more comments, the more I’ll know you are using these and that it’s worth my time and effort to put them up on my blog. If after a time I don’t receive feedback, I’ll know to go another route 🙂

This first Freebie Friday post is timely for those who have favorite TV shows that begin again or start anew beginning next week. They are stickers for planners to remind you that your favorite show is on on a given day.  Just stick them on your planner on the day it’s on to remind you to watch it (or if you’re like me, to remember to set your DVR to record it and once done, to remind me that it’s waiting for me to watch).  These are 1 1/2 inches wide. So they will fit in the weekly squares for the Mambi Happy Planner (classic size) and the Erin Condren Life Planner.

Now there are some obvious tv shows I have excluded that that are ones as a devoted Christian I will not watch, so don’t feel comfortable sharing with others either.  (Think Lucifer and Supernatural, etc.)

If you have a favorite that isn’t listed here that you think are fine, let me know and I’ll try to put a sheet together for you. There are several new shows that are starting soon that I can’t vet yet, so rememember to use your best judgment using them.  Here we  go!

Fall 2017 TV Shows Planner Stickers FREEBIES

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Star Trek Discovery, Big Bang Theory, and The Brave:

Fall TV Shows Planner Stickers Freebies

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The Good Doctor and Me, Myself, and I:

Fall tv shows

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Scripture Writing Plan for October, 2017

October 2017 Scripture Writing Plan

When contemplating what theme to use for this month, it just seemed like a given that freedom from fear would be the plan.  October being the month that most of the world celebrates Halloween and trying to scare their friends and others. The whole trick or treat aspect of the holiday seems to bring more and more terror every year.  When I was a child, we dressed as clowns, princesses, hobos…anything but the blood-dripping masks that seems so popular these days.

You get the idea.  I think the Lord would have us counteract that evil with the truth from His Word, that His plan for us is absolutely not fear and a Christian should remind the world of that fact.  It’s said that the phrase, “Do not fear”, is in the Bible 365 times (once per day for those of the Western calendar).  Let us try to memorize some of these passages as we write them throughout the month the world seems to celebrate fear!

Click on the image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing.  I’d love to hear how it’s going for you or your group and if you glean from these scripture writing posts!

 

 

October 2017 Scripture Writing Plan

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