SHOULD MEDIA USE JESUS’ NAME IN VAIN TO ACHIEVE AN OUTCOME????

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When I saw the commercial using the crucifixion of Jesus to promote organ donation, my blood boiled. Here’s why? I’m not against organ donations, people can donate as much as they want, this ad is so wrong that it doesn’t even give me the desire to want to donate my organs. I just don’t see the message but the evil that this ad is portraying.

I know the world has become more secular but there are still millions of people who hold the very name of Jesus dear and precious to their hearts. Jesus cared for us to the point of death, an excruciating death on a cross,  sacrificing himself for our salvation. I don’t know of any other God in any other religion who has given up his life. Jesus is unique, He holds the absolute, objective, moral truth.

I believe the ad about organ donations (see below) used by the media is demonic because it’s a direct attack on Jesus as it’s using deception by appealing to people for something that is good (donating organs) to degrade, belittle, trivialize and blaspheme the crucifixion.

Satan the ruin of souls roams this earth. Satan the one who looks for souls to devour  is alive and active in the world. Satan the master of deception hides behind the truth, masterful at tricking people. Satan will stop at no end, the media in one of them.  Satan uses bible scripture whom He knows well, to twist a little lie making it seem credible and attractive. But make no mistake, blaspheming, sinning by omission or association to not acknowledging Jesus as the Saviour, not defending the righteous one, is a grave sin- a sin punishable by God.

We need to show the media that they are wrong. The media doesn’t care about the truth, the media wants to rewrite the truth.  The media wants to desensitize us to accept their lies. All the media cares about is power and money.

There are millions of other ways to promote the cause, leave what is sacred alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please stop the media from overshadowing a positive and spreading evil about Jesus’ crucifixion.   By you not doing anything about this evil it’s saying that it’s OK, you then become complicit to the mortal sin because the media can have a huge demographic impact on people of little or no faith in Jesus.

(click right) BLASPHEMOUS ORGAN DONATION_ AD AND PETITION( please go into the article write your protest and sign the petition to show Jesus that you follow HIM not the media)

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A Prayer to Guard Your Heart

Lord God, Captain of my heart, Satan knows if I follow Your Greatest Commandment – to love You with all my heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37) – he is powerless over me. Guard my heart, Lord Jesus, so that it beats for You alone. Don’t let me grow complacent toward You or be lured to love anyone or anything more than You. Remove the idols from my heart so that You alone command my allegiance and utmost affections Help me to love and forgive others as You have forgiven me so the enemy can get no foothold through hate or bitterness on my part. Cultivate in my heart Your love that “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (>1 Corinthians 13:7, NASB). Finally, Lord, set my heart on things above, not on earthly things. Help me to remember that You died for me and my life is now hidden which Christ in God (>Colossians 3:1-2). Increase my longing for heaven so this world holds no power over me.           (courtesy of  http://www.Crosswalk.com )

 

 

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‘It’s better that 10 guilty men go free than one innocent man be wrongly convicted’

 

I have been following the Judge Kavanagh Confirmation Hearing to the US Supreme High Court on Fox News over a few weeks now and I tell you, it has scared me.  It should scare any man, son, father, grandfather or anyone for that matter. This hearing has shown me that anyone can make accusations esp. against males with sex allegations and the accuser has to be believed even though they cannot corroborate their testimony.

I quote the words of Judge Kavanagh when he gave his speech in order to defend himself……….You ( the senate committee) have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy.” Click right for the report  JUDGE KAVANAGH’S DEFENSE.     “You have sown the whirlwind for decades to come, the whole country will reap the whirlwind. Well it’s here too.

His mother who was also a Supreme Court judge was behind him weeping for her son. It reminded me of Jesus’  crucifixion. I cried too, because I could feel the pain in his voice.

So far it’s been guilty till proven innocent. Well, that doesn’t make any sense because people have different values, standards, cultural background, religion, world views etc. and  all this can impinge on what the truth is. So then what do we go by???? The law and the facts, because these are what guide us and  bind us. It should not be changed to suit, religion, culture, gender or the moment. The standards are what we have in common. The law should be the norm, not what I want, you want, she wants, they want etc?????

I believe that truth above all, the facts and the figures should open the way for truth.

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Words are cheap, if the accused is not known by his boss, co-worker or the court, then what should be entered into the accuser’s testimony?  The truth of course, the truth that stands up in court and is undisputed and that is real because it has been witnessed or corroborated by others.

I have known people who have been wrongly accused and sadly even though they were acquitted, the impression that they were left with was damaging. It can last a lifetime or have detrimental effects personally or for their families. The people I know couldn’t work in that industry, they got other jobs which earned them way  less than before, then their homes were lost because they couldn’t make payments  etc. friends were lost, children were affected, family members took sides and marriages broke up, all because of false accusations.

John 1:17 …..For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Let’s look at the person of Jesus Christ. He was wrongly accused, He spoke the truth but not many people before Him knew what that truth was.  Jesus through his life, death and resurrection showed us the truth. esp.to live out his greatest commandment of all…..” to love one another just as I have loved you and by this they will know that you are my disciples.” 

Well!!!! During the hearing of Judge Kavanagh there was no love there from his accusers. All they were interested in was to plant lies and smears in order to stop  his confirmation to the Supreme High Court. Here is a person who has already had 6 FBI background checks, has served under the Bush administration,  has been a judge for 12 years, who volunteers at his local church, at Harvard Law University and his daughter’s basketball team. So here’s the truth, doesn’t all this corroborated evidence speak the truth????? It does to me, even though I have never met this man.

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GUILTY TILL PROVEN INNOCENT? IS THAT THE PATH WE WANT FOR OURSELVES, OUR SONS & DAUGHTERS?

PRAYER:

Lord,

We lift up to You all those who have rejected the truth of Your Word and who are seeking after the humanistic ways of the world. May the truth of Your Word become a beacon of light to those that are in need of a Saviour, we pray that the lies of the enemy will be exposed.

Your Word is truth – may the truth of Your Word ring in the ears of all who are perishing and bring many perishing people to salvation in Jesus’ name we pray, 
Amen

 

HELLYWOOD AND AWARD NIGHTS

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A TV award winning show was on during the week and the hosts publicly blasphemed the name of Jesus Christ. They said and I quote….” only republicans and ex-crack heads say thank-you to Jesus Christ” this and among other distorted and horrible remarks, were witnessed by a large live audience made up of Hollywood stars who clapped and laughed at all this and witnessed by home viewers covering a large world demography   Click right utube link to award night

I was so offended by this, that they would reduce Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life for our salvation to a joke, something to laugh at and to be used for entertainment. SHAME ON THEM!!!!

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I know who I am and where I am going. One might say that not everybody believes. Sure! God doesn’t force Himself upon anyone and He has given us all a free will. Yes, but an evil, a sin has still be committed and worse, a sin that spans across a wide demography.  God makes it possible for everyone to find Him. At the end, there will be no excuse.  But judgement day will come for all and what will God say? The first thing He will say is ….”what have you done with my Son Jesus Christ who sacrificed his life for you, so that you may be saved?”

We will all have to answer this question and we will all be judged according to the faith and works we have done in Jesus’ name.

So then, wouldn’t one rather be judged by God who is the almighty, all loving all knowing, all forgiving God for all mankind,  rather than be judged by men who are flawed, biased, indiscriminate and judgmental????  In Revelation 21: 27 it says….” nothing imperfect shall enter heaven

Before Jesus, there was no heaven, Jesus made it possible for us to enter into God’s kingdom- Jesus the mediator who makes the impossible possible through His death and resurrection is what we should all aspire to.

We should not be toying with our salvation. Salvation is for eternity!

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PRAYER:

Father in Heaven,

Please help those of little or no faith grow in love and understanding of the gift of Your Son Jesus Christ, who lived and sacrificed His life so that we may be saved. Please make us worthy of the glory of heaven, through Your Son Jesus Christ we pray.  AMEN!

 

 

A TRIBUTE TO YOU _HAPPY FATHER’S DAY_ TO ALL DADS, FATHERS & PAPAS

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Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. A very special day for all Fathers.

God thought it so important that He chose Joseph to be the father of Jesus Christ, His Son. God wanted to provide examples of how families should live together through the example set by Joseph:-a loving, steadfast, faithful servant of God who followed His will by marrying Mary and raising God’s precious child JESUS CHRIST.

I no longer have my father with me, but I want to give tribute to him and my husband- a father of two girls (and a dog called Frenchie pictured below, who is our furry daughter, whom my husband still fathers LOL!!!! HAHAHA!) and to all fathers living or non living for the important role they have or have had, in bringing up their children.

I believe Fathers contribute in building stronger and happier children, families and communities.

I’m a believer that a child will always need a father throughout his/her lifetime. Fathers should never stop being a father and a child never becomes too old to need a father.

Being an educator I see first hand the important role of a father, keeping in mind that a child’s personality and demeanour is well formed by the age of five.  Fathers can provide a loving family and an environment of love and support for the mother of his children and for the whole family.

Students look at the examples set by their fathers.  Students hang on to their father’s every word.  Fathers can do no wrong in the eyes of their children. Fathers can educate and teach their children about life. Fathers can heal the heart of a child’s broken heart. Fathers can cheer up a child when they are down. Fathers can give blessings to their children. Fathers can protect and provide support to a child when they are young and later on in life. Fathers can set goals and limitations for a child to help them grow into responsible, world citizens.

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But most of all, a father’s role as being a leader and to direct the path of every child they father.  Boys learn to be boys from the examples set by their fathers. Men learn to be men by the examples set by their fathers.  So how crucial is the role of a father?  I would say extremely crucial.

Fathers need to take their role seriously.  A parenting course may help them be better fathers. Getting on well with the mother of their children is also important because they should function as one.  That means setting goals, standards and parameters for their children together, so that they are uniform and followed by both the mother and the father, so that there is no misunderstanding between them and their children.

Saying NO to a child from a young age, is not a dirty word but a lesson in teaching their child to become a better person, a lesson in teaching their child to become a well rounded, balanced individual.

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This is not saying that fathers don’t make mistakes, they do, we all do. We are all humans and all humans are flawed with biases, but as parents we should aim to be the best versions of ourselves so that we can raise the best versions of our children.

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I do know people who have been hurt by their fathers and I feel very bad for them, however we should never make excuses for our poor judgement and actions. I know people who have had a difficult childhood but never gave up and have grown to be strong and influential fathers because they looked up to God for help and guidance.

My suggestion to those who have been hurt, is to never give up, ask for help and allow Father GOD to be your heavenly Father who is madly in love with  all His children.

A big thank-you to my husband and Father, who with love and support have raised great daughters and sons to be great people they are today.  My gratitude goes to God my heavenly Father, who has blessed me with my husband and earthly Father.

The Lord’s prayer below is the prayer that Jesus recited at that very dark moment in the garden of Gethsemane just before His crucifixion. This is a very special prayer because it is a prayer of repentance, forgiveness, redemption, praise, healing and hope.

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Birthdays – A matter of life and death

 

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This weekend we had a huge banquet with my family and extended family consisting of four generations, to celebrate my birthday .

Birthdays remind us of why we’re born, of new life, of new beginnings.  My catholic faith allows me to believe that each person has a purpose in life, a God given purpose to do God’s work. Be that by serving God through your family, your work or lifestyle.

I was not worried about growing older but believing and reflecting on all the reasons to be grateful and for the events of the past year. It was a happy time to celebrate my birthday for a great year I have had.

At the top of my list —is my Catholic faith. Our faith does not change my realities of life, pain and death: They still happen. But faith changes how I understand what it is that is actually happening.

Our Catholic faith goes deeper than our intellectual understanding. Our faith is not merely a matter of the mind, but a matter of believing in something that is  a mystery but that is greater than ourselves.

I celebrated blessings of my husband and two beautiful girls, my health, my extended family, my friends, having a roof over my head, by belongings, my car, my pet dog, my work etc..

 

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Life is different when viewed through the eyes of faith. My actions and opinions  have been shaped by my faith. I have a heaven perspective and that impinges in all that I do. Sure I have made mistakes, but I know that with God’s grace I am forgiven.

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The way I view marriage, life and death. The way I treat people, the way I have raised our two children, the way I have conducted myself at work has all come from my rooted catholic faith.

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In these dark days for our country, I am increasingly mindful of the wisdom of our church’s social doctrine. Giving to others when it hurts comes from my faith. Helping someone in need comes from my faith. My volunteer work comes from my faith. My view of “Death” is not doom and gloom. “Death” is going to my eternal home where God is awaiting for my arrival in the time of His choosing. God is my Father – my creator. Heaven is where I will meet up with my awaiting family and friends.

I think of people who are dying or who have no faith and what they must be going through during their end of days. How denying God doesn’t deny the truth.

Getting older has its downsides. The doctor prescribes more pills. The knees and the back can’t handle as much time doing work as I once did. Once you get past 45, you know you are more than halfway home.  I know that death is a door, not a wall.

Still, “Life is a banquet, . It is a banquet, and it is filled with foretastes of an even greater, heavenly banquet.  Even in the rough times this past year, I felt that God and His Son Jesus were there to support me and lead me to the best solution that was heavenly possible. Praying to my creator God can direct the paths I take. Praying to my creator God can bestow grace upon me, my family and friends.

On my birthday it was a good day to celebrate with gratitude to my Creator.

 

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Barrack for gospel joy not just a footy team

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We seem to get busier and busier as the years go by. I know that from experience, house, cars, careers, family, wealth, technology,  can all get in the way of BUILDING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. Life’s materialistic things can be a huge distraction!

Most of us think that we have no need for God. That nothing is out of bounds, that if something is there, that if the media says we need it, we should have it.  However, there are things that are not from God, the tempter is out there, trying to deviate us from the truth , from our creator God to prevent us from building a relationship with Him and His Son Jesus Christ.

LIFE SHOULD BE ABOUT BALANCE….. it’s about including God into our everyday,  not making idols our of our footy teams, money, technology, cars or worshiping ourselves etc……..I was told from a very young age that if there is a will there is a way.

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The gospel does bring me joy. As a parent, the story of the Prodigal Son(The Forgiving Father) Luke 15: 11-32 gave me great comfort, that I didn’t have to do everything on my own, that I can ask God to help me. The gospel of the Lost Sheep Luke 15:4- 6 does remind me that to God I am special, that He will deliver me. The gospel of the Lord is my shepherd, ( Psalm 23) tells me that in my time of darkness God is with me fighting for me.

Some people whom I know have wealth, fame and fortune but are not happy, they are not immune to life’s problems, they seem to have more problems. Things we have made into idols do get in the way of God, do lead us to sin.

Below is a way of looking inwardly and asking ourselves……. are we doing what God would want us to do? Because at the end, all He wants is for us to be united with HIM.

A Self Examination of Conscience – using the 10 Commandments

1. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me.
Have I wanted more things, making things or money more important than God?
Have I made an idol of sports or entertainment figures, etc……?
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Do I use God’s name carelessly?
Do I use God’s name in anger?
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Did I keep the sabbath holy by going to church?
Did I spend quality time with the family and children?
Have I remembered to pray daily?
4. Honor your father and your mother.
Have I helped my elderly parents without complaining?
Have I done things for them without being reminded?
Have I been disrespectful to others in authority?
5. You shall not kill.
Do I keep my patience or do I lose my temper?
Do I hold grudges and try to get even with others?
Have I been unfair to others, especially those who are different than I am?
6. You shall not commit adultery.
Do I show respect for my body and respect the bodies of others?                                Do I keep my vow of being faithful to my spouse?
7. You shall not steal.
Have I taken something that belongs to someone else?
Have I “forgotten” to return something that I borrowed?
Have I used money responsibly?                                                                                          8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Do I live fairly or do I cheat to get ahead ?
Have I been honest or have I lied?
Have I hurt someone by what I have said or done or omitted to do?
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
Have I been jealous of the spouse that someone else has?                                                Have I lusted over someone’s spouse?
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Have I been jealous of the things that my friends have?
Have I compared myself to others, spending money in order keep up with the Jones’?
Have I helped others when they needed help?

BELOW..DENZIL WASHINGTON SAYS…….. “TO PUT GOD FIRST”

 

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DO FACTS MATTER IN THIS WORLD OF IMPERMANENCE?

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It seems to me that more and more, facts don’t matter these days,  but public opinion does, the populist view wants to dominate.

Everyone can have an opinion,  but one that should be informed and researched.

Facts and evidence don’t seem to matter but individual opinion does? I believe that is wrong. Opinions can influence young minds or change them. I believe that if our opinions are going to be given outside the family unit, that we have a responsibility to look at the facts and figures before trying to impart them onto others. What you think and your opinion on the topic is your own.

Empirical evidence is information that verifies what is real and what is really happening. Stats that can help isolate the issues, how to make changes and assist in planning for the future, that is what should matter. When you try to bring facts and evidence to the situation, some people don’t care and try to impose their opinions onto others disregarding any fact or evidence.  Then they give you the labels as being sexist, homophobic xenophobic etc. etc…

In this case below, Judge Jeanine was invited to speak on “”THE VIEW,” she wasn’t allowed to speak because they didn’t agree with her views based and facts, evidence and experience in her court rooms. Judge Jeanine was thrown out. How insular, how disrespectful this whole thing was. Judge Jeanine would have lived experience enforcing the law in her courts yet, she was deemed so evil by the panel that she couldn’t be heard? Just listen to the commentary below.

 

All individuals act on what is right for them, but then once you start to enforce your opinion onto the mass, then it’s imposing on the other.  This is a real example or relativism. How can that be right for all? It doesn’t work.

If one were to rely on truth and facts more then we could all start to look for solutions based on the evidence.