End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 10-01-18

End of the Age Prophecy Updates 10-01-18

End of the Age Prophecy Updates 10-01-18
Hello everyone!  I hope you are well and adjusting to a new season as Fall as entered my part of the hemisphere recently.  I normally post the End of the Age Updates on Sundays, and today is Monday. I am considering switching to Mondays simply because I’ve become so busy on Sundays between blogging and teaching a class on Revelation (we have our weekly chat on Sunday evenings) that I’m not relaxing on the Lord’s day as I think we should.  It’s not set in stone yet, and I’m still praying about it, but I am leaning that way.  We’ll see what the future holds 🙂  Don’t be surprised if you start seeing this on Mondays however.  The fonts may look a little different in today’s post because I wrote most of this on my cell phone while my husband drove down the interstate going to a doctor’s appointment 🙂

 

Pastor J.D. Farag:

There is no update by pastor J.D. this week from his church because he is part of Jan Markell’s , “Understanding the Times” prophecy conference which you can view in these two videos!  This year for the first time only, they have made the conference available for free.  I didn’t manage to watch it when it was live, but I’m grateful that it’s available for us on YouTube!  –>

Part 1 of two:

Part 2 of 2:

(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

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Mindful Monday Devotional -Brave on the inside

Mindful Monday devotional -Brave on the Inside

Mindful Monday devotional -Brave on the Inside
This devotional really hit home with me this week. As an autism mama and daughter of an Alzheimer’s mom, I know the scars we develop from caring for others all too well.

My mom knew the scars very well –absolutely. My mom took care of others from the time she was a young girl till she developed dementia (and now Alzheimer’s).

I don’t know a time in my mom’s life when she wasn’t taking care of someone or something (our pets).

Mom had her first child when she was only 17 (within wedlock…she and my dad got married when she was 16). Mom gave birth to four children, one of whom passed away shortly after birth. Before that she took care of her elders. She was raised in the mountains of south west Virginia.  Up in the mountains, back in the “hollers” where that’s what you did then. Everyone took care of everybody else.

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Scripture Writing Plan for October 2018

October 2018 Scripture writing plan

October 2018 Scripture writing plan
 

Use these passages to write out the scriptures and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 🙂

 

Click on the image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing –>

October 2018 Scripture Writing Plan

I usually print these out on 28 pound white paper (or 32 pound paper is even better) and just stick them right into my planner or journal. The heavier the paper, the less chance it will tear out of your binder or planner by accident and helps resist bleeding or ghosting from your pens or markers.  It helps the page turn easier too.

If you choose to print these out on full-size (letter) 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.

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! –>

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Doodle Challenge for October 2018

Doodle Challenge October 2018 Theme Harvest

Doodle Challenge October 2018 Theme Harvest
This month’s doodle challenge theme is Harvest.  Perfect theme for October, right? 🙂 Gets us in the mood for all those harvest/fall activities.  I avoid “Halloween” items like witches and vampires as this is a Christian-based blog and those are themes of darkness. But there are a LOT of  Fall and Harvest things to celebrate!  The Lord gives us so much to be thankful for its enough for us to celebrate 🙂

This challenge is participated in by the members of my Facebook group, Christian Planner, Journal, and Craft Fellowship and any of you who would like to join us! You can join us in the group or join along on Instagram.

Why do we doodle? Doodling helps improve our drawing skills so we can improve our Bible art journaling pages!

Click the thumbnail image below to pull up the full-sized PDF file for printing! –>

Doodle Challenge thumbnail October

I usually print these out on 28 pound white paper (or 32 pound paper is even better) and just stick them right into my planner or journal. The heavier the paper, the less chance it will tear out of your binder or planner by accident and helps resist bleeding or ghosting from your pens or markers.  It helps the page turn easier too.

If you choose to print these out on full-size (letter) 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.

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! –>

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2019 Digital Planner and Bullet Journal Fresh in the Etsy Shop (and Sept-Dec 2018)

Digital Planner and Bullet Journal

Digital Planner and Bullet Journal

Hey everyone!  I finally have my newest addition to my Etsy shop uploaded and available!  It’s a September 2018-December 2019 Digital Planner and Bullet Journal!  So you can start using it right away.

I uploaded a video to my YouTube channel that’s a flip through of this planner and I hope you view it here:

If you like this, you can get it in my Esty shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/646198261/2019-digital-bullet-journal-planner-with?ref=shop_home_active_1

I’ve been working really hard on this and am using it now myself and I do love it!

It’s a pdf with clickable links.  To use it on your devices, I suggest the following apps:

Xodo for Android

Goodnotes for IOS

I will be creating a video on how to use Xodo as I have an Android phone and tablet myself.  There are a lot of videos on YouTube for how to use Goodnotes and other PDF annotation programs that will let you use this planner on a daily basis. I recommend you looking for those and watch for an update for me on the Xodo tutorial.

I’d love to hear your comments!

 

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Freebie Friday -Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers and Cut Files

Early Autumn Printable Planner Stickers

Friday Freebies -Early Autumn printable planner stickers

(This is a repost from last year.  I’m diligently working hard on my first digital planner to go into my Etsy shop and it’s taking a long time 🙂  I have it done, but am now taking screenshots for the shop and instructions and it will be done…whew!  So as it’s a few days from fall, I thought this would be appropriate for today’s Friday freebie 🙂  )

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

 

 

Mindful Monday Devotional – Better Together

Mindful Monday -Better Together

Mindful Monday -Better Together

We Christians need each other, like it or not! 

I know many of us (myself included) have been hurt (sometimes very deeply) by other Christians.  It can hurt like no other hurt and it leads us to feel like we need to stay away from other believers.

I went through that in my 20’s. I was very involved in my church and several inter-denominational Christian fellowships and Bible studies.  I was single at the time and it felt like people my age were meeting at these fellowships, hooking up and getting married or moving away to start new adventures. I had church or a Bible study or fellowship every night of the week but one.  I was never home.  I lived at home with my parents still at that time.

One by one groups stopped meeting for whatever reason and it go to where I was only left with church.  Then at church I drove the church van picking up inner-city kids that nobody else wanted to deal with. I weighed about 150 pounds more than I do now, and you can bet I heard everything those kids had to throw out at me about my weight.  I kept telling myself to bear it because the Lord was the One to deal with these kids. My job was only to be obedient and get them to church and get them back home again.

One night after dropping the kids off, I went back to the church to drop the van off, get my car and go on my way.  There was a sticky note on the windshield of my car by the associate pastor ‘relieving me’ of my ‘duties’ and accusing me of using the church van for personal reasons.  No discussion, not even in person. Just an accusation on a yellow post-it note. Done and done.

A few days later one of the guys (I’ll call him Jim)  in the church who was my age, and who also attended the inter-denominational fellowships I’d been involved in for years approached me after church in the aisles when everyone was talking before they left.  He yelled at me accusing me of being uptown in the bars.  In truth, I had been uptown, but NOT in the bars. I’d been in the park there on the square witnessing to people who came out of the bars with fellow Christians.  I was not patronizing the bars nor “partying”. I’d been about my Father’s business.

Jim was yelling at me loudly accusing me of being backslidden and that I was not in the Lord’s will and that I needed to repent.  I’d already had it.  I yelled back at him, “That’s not true, and if it WAS true, this is NOT the way the Lord would handle it!”.  He put his hands on his hips like a bratty child and said, “Oh yeah, how do you think He would handle it?”  I quoted Matthew 18:16, “But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'”  He would NOT ASSUME things of me He didn’t know to be a fact and get in my face in front of others screaming at me like a banshee!

I ran to a room and the pastor’s wife followed me with me crying my eyes out, humiliated.  After I calmed down, I scheduled a meeting with the pastor to discuss the note from the associate pastor and then Jim’s humilation.  At my meeting with the pastor, he said he would talk to them both.  The associate pastor later apologized.  But two days later, Jim was voted onto church council and never apologized or even tried to talk calmly with me.

That was it for me.  I told the Lord, “I’m not leaving YOU, but I want NOTHING to do with your PEOPLE!” .  I left my church and left my fellowship group (the only one that was still there hanging on by a thread).

Looking back, I know the Lord understood every tear I shed over that and that He was not happy with His people who sinned against me and hurt me so badly.  But He also knew how being away from other believers would eventually also lead me away from Him.  Without the fellowship and the teachings (this was before the days of the internet) I did wind up backsliding.  For 9 years, in fact, with my two best friends who were also fed up.

I had every right to feel hurt and betrayed and I had every right to leave that church.  But I SHOULD have found another church and other fellowships rather than giving up on other believers completely.  I learned the hard way that other Christians may do me wrong , as ANYONE will do me wrong, but I have to answer to the Lord for my OWN relationship with him. I have a duty to obey the Bible, including Hebrews 10:25, ‘and not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”   That’s clear as a bell. We need each other. Whether we like it or not 🙂

I did come back to the Lord in 2002 when I was carrying my son through a very difficult pregnancy.  I didn’t want to bring him into the world into a home without it being a Christian home.  I was living in another city at the time (having gotten married and moved away).  The Lord provided a wonderful women’s Bible study group (where I experienced another hurt, but the Lord brought healing…) I was a big part of for 10 years. Also a church which we were a part of till we had to move back to my hometown to be near my mom who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

I read a devotional that reminded me of those days and I hope it inspires you as it did me:

 

“Better Together”

So in Christ we, though many, form one body,

and each member belongs to all the others.

(Romans 12:5)

We’re more alike than we sometimes realize. We’re all a bit afraid. We all want to belong. We all worry we will be too much or not enough. We all tend to feel more comfortable with a little distance between ourselves and those around us because we’re afraid we won’t be loved if we’re seen close up.

We might create that distance by saying “I’m fine” when we feel broken inside, holding on to our couch like it’s a lifeboat every evening, working too much, drinking too much, doing anything that will make us feel like we can avoid others seeing us as we really are.

But that’s not how we’re made to live. We need to walk onto the stage, out the door, across the room, and spill what’s really going on in our lives. We need to let people see our faces without makeup and our souls without scripts and our lives without the polish and practice.

Yes, there are days meant for wearing the beautiful dress, adding the extra coat of mascara, and putting our “best” forward. But there are days meant for inviting people into our worst as well. And most of all, there are moments for sharing everything that’s in between. In other words, plain ol’ lovely, ordinary, extraordinary you.

So let’s be brave today. Let’s love and be loved. Let’s look with gentler eyes at ourselves and each other. Whether we’re in pajamas or high-heeled pumps.

Whether we’re holding a microphone or warming up leftover coffee in the microwave as syrup-splattered toddlers run circles around our ankles. Whether we’re close up or far away.

None of us needs to have it together; we only need to remember we’re better together.

“…so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
–Romans 12:5 NLT

You can read this and other devotions in Holley’s book here:

 

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End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 9/16/18

End of the Age updates 9-16-18

End of the Age Updates for 9-16-18
Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Lord’s day! I’ve been super busy!

I’m teaching the Book of Revelation to one of my Facebook groups (and will be leading an offline Bible study through it as well…I was just asked the other night), but also I’m designing a set of digital planners to sell in my Etsy shop.  They are all the rage in the ‘planner universe’ but also, mine will have a Christian theme for those of us who are believers and strive to keep that at the forefront of our lives.  I really wish I could just give them away, but I’m in desperate need to raise a little money for denture work and Christmas. I’m just a poor mom and housewife in north central Ohio 🙂

I missed doing my End of the Age Updates last week due to my son being sick with a nasty bug (then my husband and I getting it as well) and working on my Revelation lessons and digital planners.  I didn’t want to let another week go by without presenting you with the updates we prophecy buffs (and hopefully Christians in general!) rely on as we watch for the return of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior.

 

 

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Pastor J.D. Farag:

(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

 

Amir Tsarfati:

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Mindful Monday Devotional -The Answer to Anxiety Rejoices in God’s Plans

Mindful Monday Devotional -The Answer to Anxiety Rejoices in God's Plan

Mindful Monday Devotional -The Answer to Anxiety Rejoices in God's Plan

It seems like most people I know anymore are on some form of antidepressant.  I don’t remember that at all when I was growing up.  I heard of the occasional “nerve pill”, but that was only when someone was on the verge of a nervous breakdown or close.  It really feels like the closer we get to the return of the Lord, the more anxious the world is getting.  With good reason!  It’s just fulfilling prophecy about the end times.  People will turn against each other, their hearts will wax cold, and so on and so on.

But the Christian shouldn’t allow the feeling of anxiety to overtake us.  We of all people have reason for hope and to trust that everything that happens in our lives are a part of God’s ultimate plan.  It may not seem like it at the moment, but I know (for me) we can always look back and see God’s hand in the most worry-fraught times of our lives.

I read this in my YouVersion devotional this week.

 

 

 

 

The Answer to Anxiety Rejoices in God’s Plans

The Bible is clear that God’s people deal with anxiety. The Psalmist acknowledges that even when the Lord is your hope, the cares will still be many! All through Psalms and Proverbs there are acknowledgments that God’s people know what it is to have cares in our hearts.

It is humility that brings hope to the anxious heart, and this humility that brings relief from anxiety rests in God’s gracious and good plans.

Can you be confident that He will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you?

God is described by Peter as the God of all grace. I don’t deserve for the Lord to take care of me in such a way that, at all times, it is something good that is being worked out in the details of my life.

And yet that is what He does.

Because He is gracious and good, I can have this confidence – whatever suffering I am going through is temporary. Even if it is for a lifetime, it is still a little while.

What awaits us is eternal glory in Christ – who will Himself restore us, confirm us, strengthen us and establish us.

The Old Testament book of Job tells us of a man who lost everything. We know that the Lord was using his faithfulness to demonstrate to Satan that Job’s reverence for the Lord wasn’t dependent on the things in his life that he had been given.

We read about this purpose of God’s in Job’s life, but Job lived it – he didn’t have the book of Job to tell him of the things that we know by reading in Scripture.

Amazingly, due to God’s work in his heart, he was able to say that “the Lord gives and the Lord takes away” – but “blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job was able to say, “I trust Him.”

You humble yourself when you acknowledge God’s sovereignty and rejoice in it. You must be willing to admit that He has the power and the right to do what He will do. Whether this looks like giving or taking away in your life, you must be willing to say this to Him with a heart of praise.

This is not fatalism or resignation, but praise.

We have not humbled ourselves until God’s sovereignty is sweet to us.

Do you rejoice in the knowledge that you are not in control, but He is?

Will you humble yourself by taking all those things represented in the word anxieties, bag them up, and cast them onto Him, knowing that He cares for you?

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” –Psalms 94:19 ESV

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!”  –Psalms 139:23 ESV

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”  –Proverbs 12:25 ESV

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”  –1 Peter 5:10‭-‬11 ESV

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”  –1 Peter 5:10‭-‬11 ESV

“And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” –Job 1:8 ESV

“And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.”  –Job 2:3 ESV

“And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord .”  –Job 1:21 ESV

“Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.”  –Job 13:15 ESV

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End of the Age Prophecy Updates for 9/2/18

End of the age updates for 9-2-18

End of the age updates for 9-2-18
Wow it’s September already! Where did the summer go? Are you all getting settled back into your fall (almost) schedules?  My cold-weather season Bible study is about to start back up next week and I’m really looking forward to that!  It’s a study my son and hubby can attend with me. In the warm-weather months, I attend a small women’s Bible study that meets at a friend’s house.  I love gathering together with other believers!  Pastor J.D. is back this week and I know we all missed his prophecy update last week, but I’m very glad he and his church there on Oahu are safe after Hurricane/Tropical storm Lane went through there!   Now on to the updates:

(Disclosure:  This post may contains affiliate links. AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU, I will receive a small compensation when you buy something from Amazon when using the link I provide. I will only share my favorite products and those recommended to me by friends or family who have used it personally. This will help me out with the costs of running my blog and is much appreciated! See my full disclosure statement here)

 

Pastor J.D. Farag:

(Pastor J.D.’s Video List Here)

 

Amir Tsarfati:


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