Each day, I almost dread turning on the TV or logging onto the internet. I see more and more tragedies, terrible fires in our northwest, killer hurricanes in the Atlantic oceans raging down on our coasts, earthquakes in various places and threads of war being discussed in the political realms.
Alternate lifestyles of all kinds are destroying God’s natural order and the “core family” in our society. Biblical morals are fading and being replaced with “anything that feels good in our own eyes” being OK and right. Sometimes I wonder if God came down like he did to Abraham in response to the evil of Sodom and Gomorra, He would indeed find much the same if looking for 10 righteous men. Many in our society serve the “God of Tolerance”, justifying their hate toward righteousness and biblical morality. The world and our nation still face the threat of terrorism from radical Islamists whose evil quest for murder and torture continues against those who believe differently from them. Continue reading “Prayer, Tuesday, September 26, 2017”
The other day I was sitting in my recliner looking through my library of ebooks on my iPhone I have an iphone 7 plus and I love it because its large enough that I can read my books on it. My poor old ipad was getting so old and cracked that I almost couldn’t read my ebooks on it anymore. So I’m really happy to be able to use my iphone now.
As I was scrolling down through my lists of ebooks, I noticed one name “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn. I remember loving reading this one a great while back and I opened it and began reading some parts of it again.
I really enjoyed reading about what Randy thought of Heaven and what the Bible indicates about heaven. Randy believes that Heaven will one day be basically the new, restored earth – an earth like God had originally intended it to be and that is where believers will be spending their eternity with God. Continue reading “Prayer, Friday, June 2, 2017”
Yesterday was my Mother-in-Law’s 90th birthday. She is doing very well for being 90. She walks better than I do and her mind is still active and pretty sharp.
Mel and I took her out for dinner last night to celebrate her special day. We took her to Cracker Barrel because there are lots of veggies for her to choose from as well as soups.
Esther is a lady that truly loves the Lord and I know where she will be heading when her life is over here. She has had a long life, but not all of us are granted 90 years here on earth. My own parents only lived until they were 67 and then passed. I won’t see them again until I see them in heaven. Continue reading “Wednesday, May 4, 2017, My Prayer for Today”
Today has been a different kind of Easter sunday for me. Mel and I moved from my home town, the town I grew up in last summer. We are loving it here in the gorgeous Ozark hills of Bella Vista, Arkansas. But it is definitely different from my home town in the delta region of central Arkansas. We have a new church, life is slower, we have fewer friends and acquaintances here, we have no other family (other than my mother-in-law who is in a nursing home here) anywhere near here.
Today my heart is heavy with worry for my nation because it seems that the security of our citizens has been compromised from within and many evil plans and plots are underway to undermine our elected President and his administration. What’s worse is this evil is being led by a former president and his minions in order to disrupt the government of our country. This puts every aspect of our government and all of our citizens in danger. This is my prayer focus for today. Continue reading “Special prayer for our nation today”
Today is Valentine Day in our Nation. A day that we celebrate our love for special people in our lives. But as I read post after post and news articles, one after another, I see that love is very far from the minds of many of those in our nation. There is a great lack of love and even civility towards our elected President, Donald Trump. In fact, the hatred shown is great and disturbing. Today my prayers are for President Trump and his administration and his leadership.
As American all across this country, prepare to sit back, relax, eat and enjoy the traditional Super Bowl football game, our nation continues to be attacked from within. Many of our own misguided citizens, those who live in darkness and ignorance of a Holy and loving God, continue to promote their ungodly and evil ideas. Many of our wealthiest citizens, those who have acquired their great wealth by living in this land of freedom and opportunity, fund evil organizations and violent ones whose objectives are to destroy the American way of life and the rights of conservatives and Christians who live in this land. Many persons who have taken advantage of our open borders and weak former President are even now plotting to destroy our infrastructure and our peoples. They will not be satisfied until every non-Muslim is killed in the most horrible manner and all references to the Living God of the Bible, are removed from our land, our laws, our history and our media. Continue reading “Sunday, February 5, 2017, Prayer for our Nation”
Today is a very special day for our nation. Our constitution provides for the orderly transition of leadership. The 20th amendment to our Constitution was ratified on January 23, 1933. Check out this link on the history of the 20th Amendment. These paragraphs are included in the article.
In order to ensure a smooth transition of power, there is a need for a period of time between the election and the swearing in of the new period. New presidents have to choose cabinet members and other key administration members, as well as get up to speed on security issues and simply began the task of physically moving a new team to Washington. For the old president, this time in office is referred to as “the lame duck” period, a term taken from Wall Street that used to refer to people who could not pay off their loans–persons, like the lame duck president, without much capital.
Before the enactment of the 20th Amendment in 1933, the new president was not sworn until the March following the election. This long delay caused problems. In the “secession winter” after the election of Abraham Lincoln, President James Buchanan watched as secessionists seized federal forts and arsenals. By March 1861, when Lincoln finally took office, the Civil War was nearly lost before it even began. Seven decades later, in the middle of the Great Depression, the lame duck period of president Herbert Hoover seemed far too long. Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt barely communicated and the country waited for decisive action from its newly chosen leader. In response, the 20th Amendment was proposed and adopted.
Its been several days since I’ve posted my prayer for our nation so I’ll be catching up on some things I need to pray for. Of course I’ll be praying for our nations new administration and the new President and his team, the safety of our nation and its citizens, the prosperity of our nation and its citizens, the faith of our Christian believers across the nation and the salvation of the non-believers who live in darkness without hope of an eternity with God.
First, A Praise
Last night, my husband and I were watching a documentary on the 1980 incident at the Titan 2 silo site in Damascus, Arkansas. I would have been in my late 20’s and he in his early 30’s. I really can’t remember anything of the incident. At that age, I was so focused on my activities and my coaching and sports, I paid no attention to news and watched very little TV. After watching the documentary, I now realize how close Arkansas came to being eradicated completely by a nuclear explosion. That would have been the end of us, all due to a simple tool dropping accident. Continue reading “Wednesday, January 11, 2017”
As 2016 is fast coming to its end, I’m concerned about our nation and that the outgoing administration is rushing to seemingly obstruct the incoming administration in several important issues. For one, the thought that the US refused to back our long time ally, Israel, in the United Nations resolution concerning the settlements is very disturbing. The US has supported Israel since before the cold war and has had a mutually beneficial relationship. However the current administration has made no secret of its contempt of the US/Israeli supportive relationship. As for US Christians, it is important that our country support Israel because of the covenant relationship God has with the Israeli people. God’s promises to Abraham are not yet totally fulfilled. Israel is still special to God and should therefore also be special to us as believers. Continue reading “Thursday, December 29, 2016”