Gilligan’s Island

Gilligan’s Island

What fun it was to watch Gilligan’s Island 🏝 when I was a kid! I was 10 years old in 1964 when it came out, and it ran for 3 seasons. I suspect it’s been in re-run syndication ever since, and is available on all sorts of media venues. As I’ve mentioned before in some of my earlier writings, I spent a lot of time watching TV 📺 when I was young; probably way too much. It kept me “busy,” a bit distracted from reality, but for the most part it entertained the little lost girl that I was.

🎼 “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. The mate was a mighty sailor man, the skipper brave and sure. Five passengers set sail that day for a three-hour tour. A three-hour tour.” 🎶

In case you’re too young to remember, the show was about a group of seven people who were stranded on a deserted island, who’s activities and antics we’re primarily centered around getting off the island. They also entertained themselves with crazy skits and just plain silliness, however the irony and endlessly frustrating thread throughout the majority of the episodes was the fact that somehow other people came to the island and somehow always managed to get off. Whereas the seven castaways always somehow failed each time to get off of the island. And, invariably, it was Gilligan who sabotaged all of their attempts to escape the island.

Recently, while listening to a radio talk show, I learned that the show’s creator, Sherwood Schwartz, admitted that each of the “Gilligan’s Island” characters represented one of the Seven Deadly Sins (per Roman Catholic theology).

For example,

1. The Professor was guilty of pride.

2. Mary Ann was envious of Ginger.

3. Ginger was lustful.

4. The Skipper was a glutton.

5. Mrs. Howell was angry often.

6. Mr. Howell was wealthy and greedy.

7. And last, but not least, Gilligan was the sloth.

Interestingly, while researching this topic, I also found some articles that both changed and deepened the plot. The plot twists claim that Mrs. Howell was actually the sloth, that the Skipper had two sins, gluttony and anger, and that Gilligan represented the devil. Their primary reasoning was that Gilligan wore a red shirt, and sabotaged every attempt to get off the island, aka “hell.” Interesting theory. 🤔

I prefer the first theory over the second, but who knows? I could be wrong.

Gilligan was such a likable guy, but maybe he was the devil and only portrayed himself to be a likable guy. The Bible does warn us that Satan sometimes disguises himself as an angel of light. Maybe Gilligan’s sabotages were ultimately to keep them all there in their private hell, forever bound in their sin…. 🤔

Wait, it was just a TV show.

Anyway, I find it interesting that the inspiration behind the creator of Gilligan’s Island was based upon the theology of the Seven Deadly Sins. While I’m not a Catholic, I do agree that sin is deadly, But more so, I believe that sin is deadly but primarily to the point of unbelief.


When we place our faith in Jesus Christ, we’re made free in that faith. More so, it is in the gift of faith, the conviction of sin, repentance, and trust in Jesus alone, that we are freed from the penalty of sin. It’s the Great Exchange.

The bad news is that we’re all sinners, (Romans 3:23.) Furthermore, Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death, but the good news is this: the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

So the moral of the story is this:

If you stay in your sin and never come to an authentic faith and relationship with Jesus; you’ll “never get off that island” and will spend eternity separated from Him.

Don’t “castaway” your life for the fleeting pleasures of sin. Sin is a snare of the devil. Don’t be fooled. Turn to Jesus today in repentance and faith; place your trust in His sacrificial death for your sins. Keeping in mind, being a Christian doesn’t make you sinless, but as you grow in Christ, you’ll sin less as God changes you from the inside out.

Christians not only make it “off that island” but have eternal life beginning here on earth and lasting into eternity with Jesus. ❤️

Do Not Be Deceived

Do Not Be Deceived

While in Paris on our honeymoon in 1980, we bought some delicious looking pastry’s for breakfast, and they all tasted horrible! I was so disappointed! I found out later that many French pastries don’t contain sugar. But they looked so good!

Then in 2011, I (unknowingly) bought a desert topped with caviar while at the Bolshoi Ballet and Opera Theatre in Russia. I wondered why this cute desert was so expensive. A few seconds later, I discovered it was a caviar desert! I discreetly sat it down on a nearby table and left it there for anyone else who might be brave enough to eat it. I don’t know if anyone actually took it, as we went back into the theater, but it definitely was an expensive mistake on my part. I did slice off a small corner of it just to try a taste of the cake part. The desert consisted more of cake than caviar, and it tasted ok but it definitely wasn’t as good as it looked. My own eyes had deceived me into buying it. Kind of like those Paris pastries.

Fast forward to today, 2022. I see a lot of deception going on, and I’m not referring to the allure of French pastries or Russian deserts. No, and unfortunately it’s much more serious. I’m talking about the kind of deception that has been around since the Garden of Eden. It’s satan’s preferred strategy.

To borrow a line from The Wizard of Oz, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.” Our world has changed dramatically the past few years, and it sickens me to see it unfold right before our eyes.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected our government and governing institutions such as the FDA and the CDC.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected religious institutions such as the Southern Baptist Convention or the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected doctors, nurses, and the AMA.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected television news anchors and mainstream media.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected pharmaceutical companies and their vaccines.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected our school systems and school boards.

There used to be a time when I trusted and respected anything associated with Walt Disney.

Let me clarify a bit. I’m not inferring or necessarily including the employees or members of these entities; but more so, the leaders and those in influential positions in these specific entities.

All of these entities (and many more I’m sure) have systematically changed over the past few years, and not for the better. I believe they’re all presently involved in some type of deception and/or agenda.

The kinds of deception and agendas that include Marxism, the political deconstruction of Americanism, the moral deconstruction of America, woke ideology, liberation theology, false gospel, social justice, critical race theory, humanism, hedonism, secularism, socialism, tyranny, communism, transgenderism, transhumanism, and population control. All interestingly in lockstep with The Great Reset.

The kinds of deception and agendas that go directly against God, God’s Holy Word, the Bible, and the authentic Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The more of this I see, the more I am reminded that this world is not my home.

In the meantime, what we should do?

Pray for God to open the eyes and ears of the lost. Ask Him to use you to help spread the gospel to a lost and dying world. Speak up when convicted to do so. Stay in the Word. Be ever thankful.

Pray for the best, prepare for the worst, and trust in God’s promises:

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Proverbs 10:19


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2


Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:7-8



First, came the dress. Was it white and gold or was it black and blue?! Then came the audio recording. Was it Laurel or was it Yanny?! 😂

Just in case you’ve forgot, or else have been living in a cave the past few years, the “dress” was a viral internet phenomenon in 2015, and the “audio recording,” which was just as popular, if not more, was in 2018. Both were quite the internet buzz and I found them both fascinating and fun. I saw white and gold, and I heard Laurel! What about you?!

I wondered….

How can two people look at the same photo and both see something different? 🤔


How can two people hear the same audio recording and hear something different? 🤔

Apparently, there were scientific explanations for both phenomenons, and I did read about them, but they didn’t really thwart my fascination. 😂

On a more serious note, I believe there’s a similar phenomenon that relates to our ears. 👂🏻

How can two people hear the same gospel message but only one actually listens and receives the message?

Yet they did not listen or incline their ears, but stiffened their necks in order not to listen or take correction. Jeremiah 17:23

Likewise, there’s a similar phenomenon that relates to our eyes. 👁

How can two people look to Jesus and The Good News but only one sees and receives Him as Savior?

The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4

And the problem is not just confined to our ears and eyes, but more so and more importantly, the Bible tells us that problem lies within our hearts.

The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9

For the heart of this people has become dull, And with their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes; Otherwise they might see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.”’ Acts 28:27

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. John 3:19-20

Basically, the root of our heart problem is sin….

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23


The wages of sin is death. Romans 6:23

But God made a way….

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

So how do we get this new heart?

Just like a heart patient who’s in need of heart surgery. Not someone who just needs some medication, but someone whose in desperate need of heart surgery in order to live.

Spiritual heart surgery…..

By turning away from sin, and turning toward Christ, in repentance and faith.

By faith believing He is God’s only Son, who died a sacrificial death on the cross, taking the punishment that we deserve.

By faith believing Christ died and rose again three days later, according to the scriptures.

Trusting in Christ alone.

Knowing that….

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him.” John 6:44

Hearing with our ears ….

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

Seeing with our eyes….

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’ Acts 23:18

And with a new and grateful heart….

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

If you’re in need of heart surgery, don’t wait, book your appointment today with the Great Physician. Tomorrow may be too late.

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.” Matthew 9:12



This year I’m highlighting some of my favorite people of faith by sharing bits and pieces of some of their quotes, poems or lyrics as a #FridayFaith blog post. This month I’m focusing on Annie Johnson Flint. She lived a very hard but blessed life (1866-1932) and wrote many hymns and poems about her saving faith in Jesus Christ. My first post for the month of January highlights the first few lines of her hymn, He Giveth More Grace:

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This month I’m focusing on some of the inspirational writings of John Newton. He was a slave trader back in the 1700’s. Through a series of events, beginning with a life threatening storm at sea, in which he cried out to God for His help, he began his spiritual journey which eventually led to his conversion to Christianity. It was during this time that he began his fight against slave trading. Within a few years he became an Anglican priest, a well known poet, and author of hundreds of hymns, including Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace was first published in 1779, and speaks of the forgiveness, redemption, and mercy found through a relationship with God, and has become one of the most popular hymns in history.

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Helen Howarth Lemmel was a gifted concert singer, poet, song writer, and vocal music teacher. She wrote more than 500 hymns and poems in her lifetime, and is most well know for writing the hymn, “Turn your Eyes Upon Jesus,” which was first published in 1918, and to this day, continues to hold out a promise of Christ’s help for troubled souls. Lemmel continue writing until her death in 1961 at 97 years of age.

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Approximately 14 years before her death, Helen H Lemmel was struck with an eye condition that cause her to go blind. It was during this period of her life that her husband, who was a world traveler, abandoned her. In spite of both of these trying circumstances, Helen remained faithful to Jesus and continued to write and sing about Him until her death in 1967 at the age of 97.

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This month I’m featuring some of my favorite quotes from Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis, better known as Saint Augustine. He lived from 354 to 430 and developed what would later become known as systematic Christian theology. He very eloquently spoke of mankind’s need for a relationship with God, and is world renown as a prominent and early defender of the Christian faith.

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Isaac Watts lived in England from 1674 to 1749. At age 7 he was an avid reader and writer, and he was especially talented in writing rhymes and verses. His mastery of language included learning Latin at age 4, Greek at age 9, French at age 10, and Hebrew at age 13. At age 24 he preached his first sermon at Mark Lane Independent Chapel in London, and soon after became their senior pastor. While he held that position up until the end of his life, he is most well known as the author of approximately 600 hymns and the “Father of English hymnody.” His hymns paraphrased the Psalms and also his personal expression of his love for God.

#FridayFaith #IsaacWatts May 6, 2022

This is the chorus to “At the Cross,” one of the many hymns written by Isaac Watts. It was published in 1707 and may also be known by its first line “Alas, and did my Savior bleed.” Salvation is the main subject of this hymn and 1 Timothy 2:5-6 describes it well: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”

#FridayFaith #IsaacWatts May 13
“Joy to the World,” was written by Isaac Watts and is one of my favorite Christmas carols. I found it interesting that Psalm 98 was his inspiration for the writing of “Joy to the World” and that the lyrics are actually about Christ’s return, not His birth. Also, it didn’t become well known as a Christmas carol until years later when it was paired with the melody known as “Antioch” by Lowell Mason, who also changed the tune around a bit by borrowing some arrangements from Handel’s Messiah. Thus, “Joy to the World” as we know it today.

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I’m featuring this stanza of the hymn, “The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord, not only because it is yet another great Isaac Watts hymn, but also because it corresponds with my blog this month, titled,
The Sun ☀️

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This month I’m highlighting some of my favorite quotes of Corrie ten Boom. She lived an exciting, sometimes difficult, fruitful, and blessed life from 1892 to 1983. Highlights of her life include helping the disabled, helping hide persecuted Jews during the Holocaust of World War II, spending time in a concentration camp as a result of being caught of hiding the Jews, writing several books, and traveling worldwide spreading the gospel message of forgiveness, love, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ.

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The world and the people who are of it, will invariably disappoint and distress us. Nor can we count on our own self serving human nature. Don’t look to them. Don’t look within. Look to Him! Some good reminders to always keep our focus on Jesus.

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One of our great obstacles toward victory is not realizing who our enemy actually is. Corrie ten Boom so eloquently put it this way.

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Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788) was born in England and became an extemporaneous preacher and a prolific hymnwriter who wrote over 6,500 hymns during his lifetime. While known as one of the founding leaders of the English Methodist movement he held on to his Anglican roots and affiliation with The Church of England his entire life. In 1739, on the one year anniversary of his conversion to faith in Christ, he wrote an 18 stanza hymn which later was shortened to 5 stanzas by his older brother, John Wesley, and which we know today as
“O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.” 🎶

#FridayFaith #CharlesWesley July 1
Charles Wesley originally published this hymn as “Hymn for Easter Day” in 1739. Originally consisting of 11 stanzas, it was later reduced to 6 stanzas with the addition of “Alleluia!” to each of the lines.
Today it is affectionally known as
“Christ the Lord is Risen Today.”

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Today’s #FridayFaith, is also a bit of #ChristmasInJuly.🎄 Charles Wesley’s 1739 original “Hymn for Christmas-Day” began with the opening line “Hark how all the Welkin rings”. This was later changed to the familiar “Hark! the Herald Angels sing” by George Whitefield in 1754. A second change made in a 1782 music publication, with the repetition of the opening line “Hark! the Herald Angels sing, Glory to the newborn king,” as the refrain, as it is commonly sung today. #FridayFaith #CharlesWesley July 15
Charles Wesley came to a saving relationship with Christ in 1738 and soon after wrote in his journal, “I began a hymn upon my conversion.” Which hymn he wrote is not certain, but many historians believe it was this one titled,
“And Can It Be That I Should Gain?”

#FridayFaith #CharlesWesley July 22
After Charles Wesley’s conversion to faith in Christ, he spent most of his time either preaching and/or writing about Jesus. “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” was reportedly written early in his ministry. He was an itinerant preacher that incited revival in some people and outrage in others. He retired from itinerant preaching in 1756 but continued his ministry, including the writing of hymns and poems up until his death in 1788.

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For the month of August, I’m featuring a few of the amazing lyrics written by the extraordinary Fanny Cosby. Francis Jane “Fanny” Crosby (1820-1915), was an American mission worker, poet, and prolific hymnist, writing more than 8,000 hymns and gospel songs in her lifetime. Although blind since the age of 6 weeks, she was a remarkable woman who saw the important issues in life more clearly than most people with eyesight. She spent her life helping others, particularly the poor and destitute, and writing about her Savior. “To God Be the Glory” is just one of her beautiful hymns. The first stanza both glorifies God and tells of His perfect plan of salvation.

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While Fanny Crosby was visiting a friend in 1873, her friend sat at her piano as she played a new composition of her own as Fanny listened. As she finished playing, Fanny clapped her hands and exclaimed, “Why, that says, ‘Blessed Assurance!’“ Fanny quickly composed the words to the beautiful hymn we know today as “Blessed Assurance.”

#BlessedAssurance #FannyCrosby August 12, 2022
Fanny Crosby, blind since the age of six weeks, knew a great many portions of the Bible by heart, and had committed to memory the first four books of the Old Testament, and also the four Gospels before she was ten years of age. What a heart she had for God! “Praise Him, Praise Him” written in 1869, is just one of the over 8000 hymns she wrote in her lifetime to glorify and praise of God.

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At the age of 60, Fanny Crosby embarked on a new career. Despite her fame as a hymn writer, she chose to live and work in lower Manhattan, in near poverty, ministering to the needy in local rescue missions. It was there she spent the bulk of her senior years, day after day, rescuing the perishing, much like the hymn she wrote years before, in 1869, titled “Rescue the Perishing.”

#FannyCrosby #RescueThePerishing #FridayFaith August 26
Jonathan Edwards was an American theologian, philosopher and revivalist preacher of reformed theology who lived from 1703-1758. He played a pivotal role in “The First Great Awakening,” which led to the revolution of the Protestant religion in British America and Europe during the mid 18th century.

#JonathanEdwards #FridayFaith September 2, 2022
At age 14, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was already a student at Yale University. At age 17, after a period of distress and subsequent revelation from God, he resolved “to lie low before God, as in the dust; that I might be nothing, and that God might be all, that I might become as a little child.”

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Jonathan Edwards is well known for his many sermons, most notably, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” which he preached in 1741. The preaching of this sermon was the catalyst for what is known as the First Great Awakening.

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In 1727 Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) began preaching at the age of 20 in Northampton, Massachusetts. Edwards was grieved at the spiritual condition of the church and the community. Many made claim of faith but gave no evidence of genuine conversion and were complacent about spiritual things. Edwards began to preach against this spiritual lethargy. His first sermon series was on justification by faith alone, for he feared that many had come to rely upon their own goodness for salvation.

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Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was considered by many as one of the greatest theological minds to ever step foot on a pulpit. Interestingly, Edwards was not an impressive orator. He delivered his sermons with little animation and by reading the words with his face close to the manuscript as he had poor eyesight. However, it was his sincerity and the content of his messages that God used to bring many to repentance and faith in Christ.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) was a Welsh Protestant minister and medical doctor who was influential in the Calvinist wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.

#MartynLloydJones #FridayFaith October 7, 2022
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) was well known for his particular style of expository preaching. He would take many months, even years, to expound a single chapter of the Bible verse by verse. His Sunday morning and evening meetings at which he officiated drew crowds of several thousand.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ (1899–1981) preaching style was set apart by his sound exposition of biblical doctrine and his fire and passion in its delivery. He’s known as a preacher who continued in the Puritan tradition of preaching.

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) was strongly opposed to liberal Christianity, which had become a part of many Christian denominations; and of which he regarded as aberrant.

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Sinclair Ferguson (1948) is a Scottish theologian well known for his teaching and writings of Reformed Christian systematic theology.

#SinclairFerguson #FridayFaith November 4, 2022
Sinclair B. Ferguson (1948) is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, and a Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.

#SinclairFerguson #FridayFaith November 11, 2022
Sinclair Ferguson (1948) retired in 2013 as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and returned to his native Scotland, where he continues to write about and preach God’s word in churches and conferences.

#SinclairFerguson #FridayFaith November 18, 2022
Sinclair Ferguson (1948) retired in 2013 from a large Presbyterian Church in South Carolina. He deliberately returned to a small city in Scotland, to preach the gospel and help revive his now very secular homeland back toward faith in Christ.

#SinclairFerguson #FridayFaith November 25, 2022
Thomas O Chisholm (1866-1960) was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, became a teacher at the age of 16, and a Christian at age 27. He wrote over 1200 Christian poems in his lifetime, including “Great is Thy Faithfulness” which he wrote in 1923, and set to music by William Runyan. #FridayFaith #ThomasOChisholm December 2, 2022
Thomas O Chisholm (1866-1960) was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, became a teacher at the age of 16, and a Christian at age 27. He wrote over 1200 Christian poems in his lifetime, including “He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions.”

#FridayFaith #ThomasOChisholm December 9, 2022
During a particularly trying time in the life (1866-1960) of Thomas O Chisholm, he received an unsolicited and generous gift from a stranger. Soon after he penned The Mercies of God, in celebration of God’s amazing provision.

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“It is Jesus” is one of Thomas O Chisholm’s (1866-1960) 800+ poems he wrote during his lifetime, many of which were later set to music, as this one was. Here is the first stanza.

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For my last #FridayFaith post of this year, here is the refrain from the #ThomasOChisholm hymn #GreatIsThyFaithfulness which is one of my favorite hymns. May God bless you today and beyond into the coming new year. 🙏🏻
December 30, 2022

It’s a Love Story

It’s a Love Story

It’s a Love Story

So this ⬇️ happened! 💍 Our youngest daughter, Mackenzie, just married the love ❤️ of her life, Kobe, on December 10. She is now officially Mrs Keller!

Mackenzie entered this life as “our surprise” baby 👶🏻 nearly 25 years ago and has never stopped surprising or amazing us in one way or the other since then. She planned every single detail of her and Kobe’s amazing wedding, from the beginning to the end, and it was simply beautiful! 💐 I started to cry when I caught the first glimpse of Harold and Mackenzie walking down the path toward the wedding aisle. My heart was full.

Just minutes earlier my eyes filled with tears but it was for a different reason. I was sitting and holding our youngest granddaughter, Remi, while waiting to line up for the ceremony, and she pooped through her diaper onto my pink dress! 😳 Her daddy quickly scooped her up and I ran to the bathroom and scrubbed my dress in the sink as tears filled my eyes. While I’m normally as cool as a cucumber, my nerves were a little shaken at this point. Earlier in the day I had reminded Mackenzie about the timeline for our dressing room photo and it made her nervous and that was the last thing I wanted to do. So now as tears filled my eyes as I was frantically scrubbing my dress in the bathroom sink, asking God to calm my nerves. So as my nerves settled down, my dress which was soaking wet but clean, was partially dried thanks to a bunch of paper towels and the Texas sun. My dress was just a little damp as I walked down the aisle escorted by our grandson, Colby.

The wedding started at 4:30 p.m. and the weather was amazing, especially for an outdoor Texas wedding in December. The temps were in the low 80’s and the winds were light, whereas just a couple of days before the temps were in the 50’s! 🥶 Earlier in the day the winds were much stronger which gave us a little cause for concern, but our fears were relieved when they died down just as the wedding began. Mackenzie planned the timing of the ceremony to begin at 4:30 p.m. to coincide with the expected sunset. The bridal party photos were taken as the sunset 🌅 breathtakingly in the background.

The reception hall was beautifully decorated and I believe it was exactly as she wanted it to be. Mackenzie designed a workbook complete with photos and various timelines for each vendor, which made the wedding coordinator’s job much easier. The wedding coordinator and I had worked together on setting up the reception hall earlier in the day. Hudson and Livia helped the night before by setting out the charger plates on each table. The wedding coordinator, Kyndal, was so sweet! She did a fantastic job of making sure everything looked beautiful and things went as planned. She was prepared for everything and even had Tide pens and wipes during my dress emergency!

The reception was a great mix of fun, 🕺🏻dancing, (some craziness 😜 too) and many many sweet moments!

Harold tried to interrupt Kobe from getting the garter! Marty wrestled Harold away! The lights were dim but I’m pretty sure Kobe’s face was bright red when he got the garter, and as if that was funny enough, Hudson caught the garter as all of the eligible bachelors fell over themselves trying to get away from it! 😂

I loved the toasts by the Best Man, Chris Elston, the Maid of Honor, Raquel Blades, and our daughter Megan. They each spoke from their heart.

I loved seeing Mackenzie and Harold’s father/daughter dance, her mother/son dance with Hudson, which brought more tears to my eyes, Kobe’s mother/son dance, and Mackenzie and Kobe’s first dance as man and wife.

The DJ 🎤 did a fantastic job, and played a variety of hand-picked music that Mackenzie put together for him. I so enjoyed dancing with everyone, especially my grandkids, Harold, my crazy dancing son-in-law Marty, and even my non-crazy, non-dancing son-in-law John!

The food was really good 😋 and was totally Texas ⭐️ barbecue beef brisket, chicken breast, smoked sausage, homemade mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese, bread roll, and salad.

The cake 🎂 was beautiful! It was homemade by Kobe’s Aunt, Cindy Hennessy, and the yummiest homemade pies in the world were brought in from the Hico Koffie Kup by Kobe’s parents, Brandon and Nikki! The Keller’s are a wonderful family and we are blessed to know that Mackenzie and Hudson have been welcomed into it.

While I’m normally the one going around taking pics at events, I didn’t get to do that as much as I would have liked to have done so I’m thankful for some borrowed pics from others who took them! The first two pics here are from the wedding 📸 photographer. They’re so good! I can hardly wait to see all of their photos and will add them as they becomes available.

We’re blessed times three to have Kobe as our son-in-law, Hudson’s step-dad and Mackenzie’s husband. He’s a fine young man of integrity, a Christian, a fireman, a skilled leather craftsman, and also an answer to prayer. 🙏🏻

While I’ve prayed for each of our daughters and the their future husbands since they were all young, my prayers were all fairly generic, asking God for a nice young man and the perfect spouse for them. But, around 5 years ago I sensed I needed more specifics on what to pray for Mackenzie. We talked about it and she said she wanted someone who was cute, country, and Christian. (Kobe exactly!) So that’s what I began praying for specifically. I started a daily prayer calendar on my iPhone to remind me of who to pray for on specific days. I listed the 14th of each month to pray for “Mackenzie’s future husband.” I’ve officially edited the 14th to “Kobe 🙏🏻”

As a Christian I’ve seen and experienced God do some amazing things in my lifetime. He often answers prayers but in ways we would not have imagined. The love story between Mackenzie and Kobe is one of them. I believe He orchestrated Mackenzie and Kobe’s first meeting in 2016, where they took a selfie together in downtown Ft Worth. Kobe captioned the photo, “Me and the future wife.”

While they were initially just friends who “just happened to meet” in 2016 and sent a few texts afterwards, nothing really came of it until 2020 when they began texting again and then dating, and now, well now….“It’s a Love Story!” 🎶 ❤️💍

God 🙌🏻 is sovereign.

He answers prayers in His perfect timing.

His ways are everlasting.

He creates love stories.

He is the Author of Love. ✝️

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1 John 4:16

#JamesCrandell & #TheGreatestGeneration

#JamesCrandell & #TheGreatestGeneration

In 1977 my future husband brought me to meet his parents in his old home town of Madison, Indiana. While his mom was very talkative, his dad barely spoke to me which scared me a little. I wondered if he he didn’t like me. But I soon learned that James Crandell was a man of few words and that he chose his words wisely. He had a quiet and gentle spirit about him.

James was also a man of integrity. He served bravely as a US Air Force Tech Sargent aircraft mechanic during WWII. After the war he worked for many years as a Service Manager at the local Oldsmobile Dealership, and by the time I met him he was a successful, hard working farmer. He loved meeting his friends at the local coffee shop. He loved his dog. He loved good food. He loved his country. He loved God. He loved his family, and he loved his wife, Mildred. Plain and simple, James was a good man and I was blessed to call him my father-in-law.

By the time James was in his early 90’s, and Mildred in her 80’s, they came to live with us in Texas. Soon after, knowing that James enjoyed working on things around the house, we asked him to fix a loose toilet handle. My husband and I went to work and came home that afternoon to find that he had taken the toilet completely off of the base, and it was laying out all over the bathroom floor in several pieces! We had a good laugh and then called our son-in-law, to come put it all back together. It was then we realized that his ability to fix things wasn’t quite like it used to be.

Concerning meals, I figured out early-on that pasta and casseroles were not his favorite dishes. My husband would ask him, “How did you like that dinner Daddy?!” He would often reply, “Alright.” Then, every once and a while he’d say, “That’s good stuff!” I was really happy to hear these words whenever he said them, and thought I was doing good until I figured out that he said the same thing when he ate a McDonald’s chicken sandwich: “That’s good stuff!”

One day I took him for a hair cut and I thought I’d treat him with lunch at Jason’s Deli, one of my favorite restaurants. After we finished I asked him how he liked his meal and he replied, “Not too good.” That was the first time he’d said that to me. It wasn’t even “Alright.” It was “Not too good.”

Later on, as his condition progressed, it got to the point where he didn’t remember my name, so he just called me “the cook.” My husband joked with him often about problems with “the cook,” which gave my husband endless opportunities to make fun of my cooking! The laughter was good medicine for all of us.

Within a couple of years of coming to live with us, both James and Mildred moved into a nearby assisted living home. Not too long afterward, James passed away at the age of 95, on Valentine’s Day in 2014, leaving his beloved wife, Mildred, a widow after over 72 years of marriage. Mildred passed away the following January.

After James’ passing, I found some handwritten notes that he took while a member at North Madison Baptist Church back in the 1960’s. They still hold true today. Here’s a few of them:

⁃ We believe about God what the Bible tells us.

⁃ God created the world.

⁃ God is all powerful.

⁃ God is everywhere present.

⁃ God is all knowing.

⁃ God is a personal God.

⁃ God reveals himself through nature.

⁃ God reveals himself through the Bible, through people, through the Holy Spirit. The greatest way through Jesus Christ.

⁃ God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself.

⁃ Sin is falling short, transgressions, going across boundaries.

⁃ When we sin, we should feel guilty. This is healthy.

⁃ Guilt is God given. It serves as a temperature gauge. It urges us to correct what is wrong.

⁃ Christ died for our sins.

⁃ When we become a Christian, we do not become sinless.

⁃ There is one way. Jesus Christ is the one way of salvation.

I believe James is in heaven today, where he’s spending eternity with Jesus, and not because he was a good man, but because one day, years ago he recognized himself as a sinner, in need of a Savior, and he placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The same applies to his beloved Mildred. Here’s just a few photos:

Mildred, Circa 1941
Mildred and James, Circa 1990’s
2010 Family Dinner in Florida
2010 Family Dinner. This was on our trip to Florida in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary.

This month I made a video photo collage in honor of James for Veterans Day, and thought it’d be fitting to blog about him as well, and thus here it is. He was in fact, a part of what has affectionately been named, The Greatest Generation, and here’s the link to the video:

Martin Luther and the Man on the Middle Cross

Martin Luther and the Man on the Middle Cross

It was on this day, October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther, nailed his 95 Theses to the church doors in Wittenberg, Germany and began what is known today as The Reformation.

During this time, the nailing of notices on the church door was a way of public communication and proclamation. As a devout Augustinian Catholic Monk, he was inspired to write his 95 Thesis in protest to the various corruptions and injustices he witnessed in the Pope and in the Catholic Church. One of which was the Pope’s solicitation and collection of money from the poorest of the poor to build St Basilica’s Cathedral, all while the Pope was one of the wealthiest men alive. The foremost corruption however was the “selling of indulgences” as a means of forgiving people of their sins, and the preaching of good works as a necessary means of salvation. To further clarify “indulgences,” it was a corrupt means in which the priests profited from the rich by inferring that they could “buy their way into heaven” and provide “absolution for their sins” by the giving of large sums of money to the Catholic Church. Simultaneously, these “indulgences” inferred a condemnation of the poor as they couldn’t possibly have enough money to “buy their way into heaven.”

No doubt, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses caused quite a stir, as speaking publicly in this way against the Catholic Church was very much frowned upon at this time in history. Luther was subsequently excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1521 and went into hiding. Now during this time it’s interesting to note that the Bible was primarily only available in Latin. While in hiding, Martin Luther paved the way for the people of Germany to understand what the Bible actually said by translating the New Testament from Latin into German, which took him approximately 10 years to complete. For the first time in history, the Bible was made available for people to read in their own language. At this same in history, the printing press was created which made it possible for many copies of the Bible to be made available. Thanks to John Wycliffe and William Tyndale, the Bible was translated into English and spread during this period as well.

In a nutshell, Martin Luther’s intention was to reform the Catholic Church however instead of reforming the Catholic Church, the church divided. Those who agreed with Martin Luther became known as Protestants. Those who disagreed with him remained as Catholics.

As an adult I find Martin Luther and the facts about The Reformation very interesting. I don’t recall hearing or learning much about him or The Reformation when I was young. It very well may have been that I wasn’t interested in this subject back then. It also could have had something to do with the fact that over the many years since The Reformation, Protestantism evolved into two differing schools of thought; Arminianism and Calvinism, and perhaps the subject for a future blog.

I was raised in the 1960’s attending a Methodist Church, where I first trusted in Christ, and which was primarily comprised with those of Arminian thought. However I drifted away in my teens and twenties and lived life doing whatever I wanted to do; more or less, young and dumb. In my late twenties and early thirties I became convicted of my sins, repented, rededicated my life to Christ, and joined the Baptist church. The Baptist Church has a fair amount of both Calvinist and Arminian thought, however surprisingly more of those who either didn’t know or care to know the difference.

The past few years I’ve aligned more so with Reformed Theology and Calvinism. I have embraced the fact that God is sovereign over everything and is in ultimate control. As a side note, I recently separated from the Baptist Church primarily because of the ongoing progressivism and ongoing corruption in The Southern Baptist Convention, a subject for a future blog perhaps as well.

I thank God for Martin Luther, for his brave writing and posting of the 95 Theses; for his diligence in translating the Bible, and for birthing The Reformation, the foundation of Protestantism. Martin Luther established the fact that the Bible is to be the central source of authority for Christ followers, and that salvation is reached through faith and not deeds. Martin Luther’s teaching birthed the beginning of what we know today as the 5 Solas: sola fide, sola scriptura, solus christus, sola gratia and soli deo Gloria!


By Scripture alone.

By Faith alone.

By Grace alone.

Through Christ alone.

To the Glory of God alone!

I’m thankful for the Reformed pastors that followed after Martin Luther: John Calvin, John Knox, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and Charles Spurgeon. I actually feel a particular allegiance with Charles Spurgeon as he “was saved in a Methodist church, became the greatest Baptist preacher in history, and then a die-hard Calvinist.”

I’m thankful as well for present day Reformed pastors such as Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Sinclair Ferguson, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, Steven Lawson, Paul Washer, Voddie Bauchaum, and Alistair Begg, just to name a few.

In summary, we are saved by grace through faith. Salvation cannot, nor could it ever, be obtained through indulgences, sacraments, or good works. We are not saved by our goods works, nor are we saved as a result of a profession of faith. It is in repentance and faith in Christ that we’re saved as a result of what Christ achieved on the Cross. The Cross is central. On the Cross He bore the weight of our sins. On the Cross He paid the penalty for both my sin and yours. On the Cross He made a way for Salvation. Salvation is by faith alone, in Christ alone, by the grace of God alone. It is a gift of God. All of us, including Protestants need to be reminded of this, lest we forget. I think Alistair Begg does a good job of explaining this in this video clip, The Man on the Middle Cross:

Click here ⬇️

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

#Hot! ☕️

#Hot! ☕️

Hot coffee! ☕️ My love for it first began with it’s aroma back when I was a little girl. My mom drank hers black, hot, and in a small White Castle coffee cup. The first time I tasted it as a teenager, I was surprised it didn’t taste as good as it smelled. But, by the time I was old enough to live on my own I was an official coffee lover, although I took mine with milk and sugar.

Nowadays my requirements for a good cup of coffee are pretty simple. I prefer Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Crystals, with a little skim milk, Splenda Naturals, and most importantly, it must be hot! Lukewarm will not do!

So, you can imagine how excited I was to own my first microwave oven back in 1980. It was a wedding gift from my mom, and it wasn’t just any microwave; it was a Sharpe Carousel Microwave. I actually didn’t cook much in it but I found it perfect for making and keeping our coffee hot. ☕️

Fast forward to May of this year, our youngest daughter got me a really cool 😎 Ember Temperature Control Smart Coffee Mug for Mother’s Day! Cool 😎 as in really nice! I love it! ❤️ When used properly, it keeps my coffee a perfect 143 degrees.

Three things I’ve learned about using my Ember mug:

1. You must start out with hot coffee. For example, you can’t pour cool or lukewarm coffee in the mug and expect it to work properly.

2. You need to start out with a full cup. It doesn’t work well if you only pour in a half of a cup. It needs to start out full.

3. You need to keep it charged. While it will work off of its charging base, it doesn’t work for long periods of time. It needs to be connected to its base often in order to keep a good charge.

Thinking about all of this brought Revelation 3:15 to mind:

“I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!”

In this verse, Jesus was referring to the church at Laodicea. It was a dead church; their hearts were lukewarm and their deeds were hypocritical; done for show and not with the heart or the love of God. Basically, the church was full of unconverted, pretend Christians who saw themselves as “rich” believers, but in reality they were self-sufficient hypocrites who relied on their own prosperity and their own good deeds. The Lord saw them as wretched, pitiful and “poor” unbelievers, who he chastised using the analogy of the temperature of their water:

Their drinking water was disgustingly lukewarm. It came from a viaduct via a nearby spring but it was practically worthless. It wasn’t hot like a hot springs that people could bath in, nor was it refreshingly cold for drinking: it was lukewarm, basically good for nothing and nauseating to drink. Thus the analogy of the Lord’s response to the Laodiceans who sickened Him like the lukewarm water:

“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16

A very stern warning!

And thus a simple analogy:

1. Lukewarm won’t do: You must be born again. Good works are not a substitute for salvation, nor is their any value in trusting in prosperity or possessions. Attending or being a member of a church doesn’t make you a Christian either.

2. You need to be full: There are no halfhearted Christians. To be a “lukewarm Christian” is the equivalent of being an unbeliever. You’re either saved or your not saved. Fully trusting in Jesus and His sacrificial death on the cross, taking the penalty for our sins in our place, turning to Him in repentance and faith.

3. Stay close to God: Christians stay connected and ever growing in their relationship with God through prayer, the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and grow in the truth of God’s word through meaningful Bible study. Good works are a result of salvation, not a means of salvation.

Something to think about the next time you enjoy a delicious hot cup of coffee. ☕️



My dad was bi-vocational, working in the office for White Castle by day, and playing guitar by night (mostly weekends) at VFW’s and various events, including a local TV show called Midwestern Hayride. His day job was because he needed to put a roof over our heads and food on the table. His night job was simply because he loved playing the guitar. He was self-taught and quite talented, and more than just a guitar player, he strived to be an entertainer, and that he was. He would often point out other musicians to me that were also good entertainers, and although we differed in the type of music we liked, he was correct about entertainers. Entertainers have a talent and they knew how to use it.

Like most people, I never went into the entertainment industry, and rightly so as I don’t have a theatrical or musical talent, but I do remember thinking about how cool it would be to have a great singing voice, and how cool would it be to be a famous actress?! In retrospect I think my motive was more about being famous. Not really the best of motives. Although, who hasn’t ever dreamed of being famous or at least getting attention for doing something like that? It’s human nature. But therein lies the problem, our human nature. It’s our human nature that always seems to get in the way and mess things up. It’s our human nature that likes to draws attention to ourself, and it’s our human nature that’s wants to claim whatever talent or ability we have as some sort of personal achievement. It can also be that same human nature that causes us to dream about having a talent that we find attractive in others, all while ignoring or being ignorant of the talent that we actually do have.

Do you know what your natural talents or abilities are? It’s probably something that you enjoy doing and something you’re good at.

While specific talents and natural abilities are possessed by everyone, and regardless if we’re aware of them or not, spiritual gifts are only possessed by Christians, and it’s important to know the difference.

Spiritual gifts are only given to believers and are given by the grace of God for the specific purpose of doing a ministry that God has called us to do. Spiritual gifts, also known as gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as teaching, exhorting, generosity, leadership, showing mercy, etc., are to bring glory to God and to help us, and other believers, in our walk with Him. Spiritual gifts are to be used to draw attention to God, not ourselves.

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” I Corinthians 12:4-7

Do you know what your spiritual gift or gifts are? While our spiritual gifts differ, all believers have them. The one thing we have in common is that we are to be actively using them, and using them in the way that God has planned.

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received.” 1 Peter 4:10

As believers we should ask ourselves from time to time, are we’re using our spiritual gifts in the way that God has intended for us? And, are we in any way combining our talents and abilities along with our spiritual gifts in a way that does not glorify God?

Which brings to mind something that has been weighing in on my mind for quite some time now and is prevalent in many of today’s popular churches: pastors who preach contemporarily worded (aka woke and worldly) messages and who draw attention to themselves unnecessarily, church services that are choreographed like big TV productions, and of course, contemporary Christian rock music artists that “whoa”and “woo” the congregation with loud and popular music as if they were at a concert.

Are they all talented? Yes.

Are they using their spiritual gifts to glorify God? Suffice it to say that it’s probably a good thing that it is not up to me to decide that.

To clarify, I believe if you have some type of natural musical or theatrical talent, that’s great. I enjoy music, movies, and secular entertainment just like everyone else.

My point is, don’t blur the line between natural talent and spiritual gifts.

Don’t assume the charismatic and popular preacher is rightly preaching and teaching the Word of God. Don’t assume that large churches are glorifying God with their entertaining productions. Don’t assume that singing popular contemporary Christian music is equivalent to worshiping God. And, don’t assume that attending church is the equivalent substitute for a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.


“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

So that,

“you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Philippians 1:10


“Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.” Hosea 14:9

And pray,

“I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!” Psalm 119:125



I’m not much for watching TV anymore, especially during the day, although my husband still does. One of the first things he does every morning is turn on the TV and watch his favorite morning network TV show. So whether I want to or not, I catch a bit of morning TV, especially on days like today when he turns on the TV in both the bedroom and the living room. 😳 This morning’s TV coverage was on the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games but what actually caught my attention was the singing of John Lennon’s song, Imagine.

When I was young I remember liking the song and just thinking his choice of words were a little odd. Later in life, actually sometime after coming into a saving relationship with Christ, I came to realize just how secular his lyrics really were:

Imagine there’s no heaven

It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there’s no countries

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will live as one.


Ok, I’ll admit the tune is catchy, and yes I admit that I used to be a big Beatle’s fan, but it was primarily their early songs that I liked. Mostly, I have to say that the lyrics to Imagine are very troubling to me.

Imagine there’s no heaven: Actually, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

It’s easy if you try: Really?! “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.” Psalm 19:1-4

No hell below us: Wishful thinking, at best, for the unsaved. Denying the existence of something does not make it go away, “They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.” 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Imagine all the people living life in peace: How interesting that the Bible warns about those who silence legitimate fears and complaints with soothing words that speak of peace; “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 8:11

Imagine no possessions: This is eerily similar to a statement made recently by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum; a huge proponent of The Great Reset, in which he stated: “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.”

Imagine all the people sharing all the world: Sounds great but I fear the methodology in which the world is leaning toward in their execution to obtain this; #SocialJustice #Intersectionality #CriticalRaceTheory #Marxism #Socialism, etc.

And the world will live as one: Actually, “The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the end times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days.” #GotQuestions

I could go on and on. I know we live in a secular world. TV shows are overwhelmingly secular. The Olympic Games are secular. Popular music and popular music artists are primarily secular. But I also know that this place is not my home. My forever home is in heaven. In the meantime I believe God has preordained certain things for Christians to do while here on earth. For me, it’s speaking out and writing about the kind of things I’m writing about here, and of course, telling people about Jesus. There is new life in Him! 🙌🏻

Imagine there’s no heaven? No way!