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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COURT SIDES WITH COLORADO BAKER ON SAME SEX WEDDING CAKE

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COLORADO BAKER WINS COURT CASE READ ON

I can understand why some people would be upset about this court case ruling. But consider this, “The Marriage Equality” bill has been passed however, there are people within that vote who have an opinion or have taken a stance on this.   In that YES vote, there are people who live by faith and by what Jesus has passed on to us. To sit and do nothing and agree to it when your faith tells you otherwise, is going against your principles and God’s truth.

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The “Marriage Equality” act should not take away the right to express our view, it should not take aways our freedom of religion, freedom of speech and how we express it. Just as the gay couple have a right to live their lives according to their values and beliefs, so too then have the people who don’t believe in gay marriage.

The gay couple now could have found another baker who could have given them exactly what they wanted. NO problem, why fight this when it’s everyone’s right to live their lives and express their faith without retribution. DEMOCRACY does not mean one for all, we don’t live in a communist or marxist society. DEMOCRACY means living together in harmony and with human dignity and religious freedoms. To take that away would be draconian, it would be unfair to give one group their right to express their faith/values and another to be censored.

Church and state should not mix but we can co-exist and live in harmony if we respect each other’s differences.

What would the church know about politics or fiscal policies? What would the law makers know about God and His plan for mankind? Or what Jesus instituted in the church? We have over 2000 years of intelligence that can help us understand the truth according to Jesus Christ and His forefathers.

Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him. (Mark 12:17)

PRAYER

Dear Father God,

Please help us to live out your plan for mankind and to express our faith according to our values and beliefs as they have been passed on to us by Jesus Christ. Help us to live in harmony with one another.  Through Jesus Christ, AMEN.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOTHERS

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY _SUNDAY, 13TH MAY

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I love my mother, I love being a mother and I love seeing all mothers with their families. I feel great joy when fathers love their wives and the mothers of their children and then doing things together and sharing each other’s company.

I believe in the unique and significant gifts and roles mothers and fathers play in the upbringing of their children and God’s children.

I have a teaching background and I have taught thousands of children and I felt that the children entrusted to me were my children as well, so I taught and cared for them like a mother.  But the ones that stood out were the ones who demonstrated virtues of :_faith in God who is the almighty and all knowing Father in Heaven and the One who is unequalled and who is greater than them, hard work, openness to learn, respect, humbleness, assertiveness, inclusiveness and empathy.

Where do all these great virtues come from? Children learn what they live, how mothers treat their husbands, how husbands treat their wives and from the role models they have before them. The examples they experience are learnt from their parents and family members way before they reach school age. It’s not until they have learnt these fundamentals that they can express these virtues and share them with others.

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Jesus is our role model, He was born of  Mother Mary with his foster father Joseph in a loving family. This is what we should aspire to, Jesus gave Mary to us to be our mother too. Mary mother of Jesus, brings her unique love, her sacrificing love in order to give us her SON Jesus. Mary was the greatest disciple of all, when the others fled because they were too scared at the end,  Mary remained steadfast and loved Jesus with her selfless love till His last breath and beyond.

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My mother sacrificed a lot for me and my brothers and I have learnt a lot from her. My children respect my mother because they have learnt it from me-their mother and so the cycle goes on.

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I don’t claim that raising children or having taught them was easy and many a time I found it extremely hard and challenging. But I never forgot what Mary went through and I always pray to her  that she be a mother to me and my children with her unique way of reaching to Her Son Jesus and God, as my greatest intercessor of all.

So, I salute all mothers from all different walks of life and ask God to bless them with all of their heart’s desires. I continue to ask Mary the mother of Jesus and the mother of us all, for her intercession in helping us raise strong families and strong children with their husbands and fathers together in a loving family, according to God’s plan. GOD BLESS ALL MOTHERS AND FATHERS

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Please pray with me

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MEN_________ STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!!!!!!!

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I’m not a feminist because I don’t believe I was put on this earth to outsmart or outdo men or vice versa. Men are smart, women are smart, it’s no contest. It’s just that God put men and women together differently, biologically and emotionally. He wanted to build societies that would flourish and prosper with both men and women working to their God given potential.

God has made men differently to women,  He meant for both men and women to live side by side each embracing the other’s unique gifts and talents to better themselves, their children and society. We all know that strong individuals make strong families, strong families make strong communities, strong communities make strong societies.

I believe that God had a plan, a plan that would  have our lives all mapped out for us, a life that would bring glory to Him, peace, joy and prosperity to mankind, if we cared to follow that plan.

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But we haven’t!!!!! Ask the person beside you if they know the ten commandments?  Sure, they might be able to recite one or two ( keeping in mind that today’s basic common law has come out of the bible) but I doubt very much whether they would know the rest.

I don’t believe we have strong societies today. Crimes up, suicide up, human slavery up, poverty up, broken families up, drug abuse up, depression and mental problems up, not respecting authority up etc… I wouldn’t  say this reflects strong, happy and prosperous societies ?????????? WHY????? Because people are confused as to what their unique roles are, what the boundaries are, what their confines are then we are emotionally and physically spoiling our children and then poisoning their minds with radical, gender ideologies and theories and the waters get muddier by the day.

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Now, I’m not attempting to profess that life is easy. No!!! Life is not easy,  but it sure is easier when you stay within your confines. Now I have worked as a professional for over thirty seven years and I have had a great professional career in teaching. I have had to liaise with many different students, people, groups,  committees, organisations, each knowing their roles within them and sharing a common set of beliefs. This was all for the prosperity of its people and staff.  I’m proud to say that I knew my confines, I spoke up when it was appropriate and allowed democracy to lead the way. All this making it easier to function and  continue to work there on a daily basis. I am proud to say that I have just retired from my job, leaving it all behind with a sense of achievement and respect from my contemporaries.

This hasn’t come automatically, I have had to work at it everyday and maintain a positive outlook and live my professional life within my confines. I have had to live through many reviews, follow rules, policies, amendments, adjustments, improvements, etc…….. I know that I had to respect authority, my leaders, my contemporaries and the community I served.  I had to keep a professional relationship with them all and uphold and maintain a common set of beliefs and standards. If I didn’t, well then…………… I really shouldn’t have been there, I wouldn’t have fit in and eventually I would have been shown the door.

We all have other interests and extra curricula activities as adults and children, we  choose to belong to various sporting/interest groups, dance/ hobby, arts clubs etc… Well!!!!! They too have rules and standards they expect their patrons and subscribes to uphold. How else would they be able to function ?????? The same could be said for most of us, where our behaviour and attitude would dictate whether we belong or not belong to a particular club or group.

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Going back to the statement above about men standing up and being counted, we need strong men( and women) now more than ever. But how do we do that, you might ask???????  I think I have well established the notion that a common set of beliefs, rules, regulations and standards are part of belonging to a group and keeping it orderly so that it can function and prosper. Similarly, for the smooth running of our lives, we need to follow rules and standards, the ones that God has set out for us. The ones that Jesus exampled to us-  JESUS- who modelled how men and women should live, think, act and behave. Mary chosen by God to be the mother of our Saviour, modelled how women should act and behave. So, instead of complicating our lives with garbage that Hollywood, the media and society thrusts  upon us, we can say NO and not alter our beliefs to fit in with society’s, but increase our  faith in God and look to Jesus and biblical truth for the answers we need.

I don’t believe that Jesus expected us to all die on a cross like He did. As a matter of truth how much do we owe Him for that? We owe Him everything, for choosing death on the cross so that we may have eternal life in heaven with Him. What Jesus expects of us is to look up to Him and aspire to be more and more like Him everyday through submission to Him,  prayer, abstinence, forgiveness, repentance and a willingness to have a relationship with Him.

Please pray with me if you believe this and wish to make changes in your life.

         GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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YES! DOES NOT MEAN YES IN EVERY DIRECTION

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IT MAY BE A ”YES” VOTE FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE HERE IN AUSTRALIA…………OR SHOULD I SAY TRANSGENDER MARRIAGE?????

BUT IN GOD’S WORLD IT’S STILL A NO!!!!

I’m sad but not beaten, because I know that God is working moment by moment in the lives of us all. God does not interfere with our free will, God does not stop things from happening either and why should He?

We will things and brings things upon ourselves and then blame God if they don’t work out. You cannot have it both ways. God is not politically correct either, you are either for Him or against Him, there is no middle ground with God.

But I also believe that God does not forget his faithfuls, He will be there for us and not desert us. (See Deuteronomy 31:8 ) It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

As we seek to share the Gospel in an increasingly secular culture, we must demonstrate how the natural result of the Christian sexual ethic is an intact family and culture of human flourishing.(Courtesy of Family Voice Australia)

The state has no authority to change God’s law. God’s law comes before man’s law.

We must acknowledge the laws of our nation and the authority of the parliament, even if we cannot accept a redefinition of marriage as a matter of morality and ultimate truth.

We must commit to being good citizens and neighbours, even as we cannot accept a redefinition of marriage in our churches and lives. (Courtesy of Family Voice Australia)

We now need to continue to pray and write to our local members of parliament that they will vote to protect religious freedoms, freedom of speech and the right for families to say No to radical gender theories and indoctrination in schools through the programmes they teach to our children.

In saying this, we as christians have the responsibility to uphold the law of God, the law that God through Jesus Christ His Son passed on to us thousands of years ago, that now still holds true.

It is pretty clear in Mark 10 what Jesus intended about marriage and passed on to us from the Father

6“But from the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female.’ 7 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

and then we read in Genesis

“And God created man to His own image: to the image of God He created him: male and female He created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.'” (Genesis 1:27-28)

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 18
1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.
3. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.
4. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions. respect the exclusive character of the responsibilities of the Secretary-General and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Article 27
In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language. 

THE BIG DEAL ABOUT MARRIAGE read more FAMILY VOICE -AUSTRALIA

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DOLCE & GABBANA PRO-FAMILY IN AMIDST THE CONFUSION AND INDOCTRINATION ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE

COURTESY OF CRUX 

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ROME – Italian fashion designer moguls Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are no strangers to criticism. In late February, the duo made the family the star of their runway, staying true to their Italian roots in family, femininity, and religion.

Dolce said…..“I believe that one cannot have everything in life, if it’s not there it means it’s not meant to be. It’s important to deprive oneself of something,” and continued, “Life has a natural path, there are some things that should not be changed. And one of these is family.”

When two prominent media and fashion moguls speak about their lived experiences, it resonates strongly. Dolce & Gabbana have stood up against a growing hatred for the “NO”voters on same sex marriage.

Kudos to Dolce & Gabbana for speaking the truth and the reality that some people don’t wish to hear or care about, but we do…

DOLCE & GABBANA ON CRUX-CLICK HERE

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Dolce & Gabbana aren’t backing down from pro-family stand

Jesus instituted the family as the safest and best way for children to live and learn and  for the growth of  strong communities  – in an environment supported by a husband and a wife, a mother and a father.  Boys learn to be men by the examples set by their fathers and girls learn to be girls by the examples set by their mothers. The two complement each other. I understand that this is not always the reality and substituting with suitable people of moral character and of both gender, can benefit and prosper the family.

Some people are misrepresenting the words of Jesus, saying that love is love and that Jesus would approve of same sex marriage. I think not, when we follow man made laws we either do or don’t, there is no inbetween, same with the law of God.

The Synoptic Gospels attribute the following quote to Jesus: “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters” (Matthew 12:30), as well as its contrapositive, “Whoever is not against us is for us” (Luke 9:50; Mark 9:40). 

Prayer In Defense Of Marriage

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God our Father, we give you thanks
for the gift of marriage: the bond of life and love,
and the font of the family.

The love of husband and wife enriches your Church with children,
fills the world with a multitude of spiritual fruitfulness and service,
and is the sign of the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, for his Church.

The grace of Jesus flowed forth at Cana at the
request of the Blessed Mother. May your Son,
through the intercession of Mary, pour out upon us
a new measure of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
as we join with all people of good will
to promote and protect the unique beauty of marriage.

May your Holy Spirit enlighten our society
to treasure the heroic love of husband and wife,
and guide our leaders to sustain and protect
the singular place of mothers and fathers
in the lives of their children.

Father, we ask that our prayers
be joined to those of the Virgin Mary,
that your Word may transform our service
so as to safeguard the incomparable splendor of marriage.
We ask all these things through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

GENDER DYSPHORIA-PATRICK MITCHELL ON 6O MINUTES

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Many people and reports I have read, seem to have got onto this bandwagon that you can change your sex given at birth, later on in life, according to how you feel. The report below shows clearly, that this is all misleading and bringing more confusion to the problem of gender dysphoria. All we have heard in the media are theories, with a life changing decision that requires surgery, intrusive procedures, drugs  etc… wouldn’t you want to rely on scientific data? Feelings like Patrick had,(see below) are psychological and should be treated as such, not with a sex change.

The Patrick Mitchell’s story viewed on 60 Minutes in Australia-on Sunday-10th September, was backed up with scientific stats and figures. It gave proof that you can change your appearance but you cannot change what’s on the inside. So then, according to the Safe Schools Programme in schools here in Australia, children like Patrick, who are confused, will have to role play being a male/female depending on their feelings, cross dress, change his pronoun, be indoctrinated to accept that it’s normal,all to confuse him more as to what gender he is. The report did mention that he was suicidal prior to him transgending back to a male. Professor Whitehall a leading paediatrician,  makes a lot of sense. He said that children grow out of gender dysphoria, given the right support, not what’s on trend.                                        The 60 minutes report- PATRICK MITCHELL’S STORY CLICK here

more scientific information on gender dysphoria-click here

The media is not after your well being, but sensationalism. Politicians are worried about votes, doctors are not necessarily focussed on your total wellbeing and in the 60 Minutes report above, doctors are over diagnosing the gender dysphoria theory, which that’s all it is- A theory.

BE WEARY, THIS REPORT SHOWS THAT WE ALL NEED TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.