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How To Enjoy Christmas...EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!

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Well this will be another year alone for Christmas that makes 6 in a row! I won't give my reasons for it but heck I deserve it. I foolishly put my eggs in one basket and counted on someone else for happiness and truthfully I am not any happier-if anything it's worse. However, that is my fault! So I was looking for a way to help others not only cope with the loneliness of Christmas for many but how to thrive. I found this article by J. Rosewater and from a secular standpoint it just makes sense...so here it is and I won't say Merry Christmas-oh wait...I just did!

9 »» How to Enjoy Christmas Even if You Don't Like It Updated on April 8, 2017 J Rosewater more Here it comes again The end of December is not a jolly ho-ho-ho time if you don't like Christmas. It can be depressing and can really bring home your lack of success in all the areas of your life. The fun and joy some people seem to have at this time of the year underlines your inability to…

READY FOR BATTLE

Daily Devotional November 30, 2018 Alistair Begg . . . Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back.
Revelation 12:7 War always will rage between the two great sovereignties until one or the other is crushed. Peace between good and evil is an impossibility; to pretend otherwise would signal a victory for the powers of darkness. Michael will always fight; his holy soul is vexed with sin and will not endure it. Jesus will always be the dragon's foe, and not in any quiet sense but actively, vigorously, with full determination to exterminate evil. All His servants, whether angels in heaven or messengers on earth, will and must fight; they are born to be warriors. At the cross they enter into a covenant never to make a truce with evil; they are a warlike company, firm in defense and fierce in attack. The duty of every soldier in the army of the Lord is every day, with all his heart and soul and strength, to fight against the…

Narcissist Hell!

Before you read this I would like to admit I cried a few tears. I really didn't think I was so vulnerable to pain in others. I don't know this woman but I think I know someone like her to a degree. I hurt for this woman for reasons I won't go into but it truly hurts. There are so many others, men and women who have experienced this HELL that is described here. Please be careful with your life. Every time I hear of a man or woman being abused, used, beaten down verbally I feel anger and rage. Sometimes the plight of someone in this kind of agony is too much to bear. I won't go to prison for the wrong someone does to another unless it is legal to do so. Here is the real crux of the matter-our choices in life. Remember this: In spite of the craziness that feminists are spouting, not every man or woman is bad news. There really exists love that can last a lifetime. However, the wrong choices in the heat of the moment can have devastating effects that may last your whole li…

We Are All Big, Fat Liars.

According to the bookThe Day America Told the Truth, we are a nation of liars:

86% lie regularly to their parents.
75% lie to their friends.
73% lie to their siblings.
69% lie to their spouses.
43% lie about their jobs.

Yes, I am copying Pastor Ray Pritchard's blog, why? He tells the truth here. Just a few years ago I decided I would post and say what I believe even if it costs me my friends and readers. It is important to be up front with each other and I would rather people treat me the same way. Even little "white lies" are still lies and God abhors it. Even if you are angry about the title and what I wrote here at the top please read this:




Ray Pritchard
Keep Believing Ministries
Shawnee, Kansas

Stop Swearing!
James 5:12
We are all big, fat liars.

I ran across that statement in an article with a provocative title: 60% of People Can't Go 10 Minutes Without Lying. It begins this way:
“There are two things you can say for sure about human beings: our opposable thumbs make us grea…

What's In A Name-Does It Really Matter?

NATIVE American Indians were very specific about names. Sometimes a name may be derived from an event that happened at the time of birth, something they saw, or an event in one of the parents. Other cultures do something very similar. God's name is not only based on His power, His Authority, and His Omniscience but who He really is to all who call upon His name...

The Names of God and Why They Matter BY DAVID JEREMIAH Knowing God by His personal names is one of the greatest privileges for followers of Christ. The word God is found throughout the Bible, but the Lord reveals Himself more personally through the names with which He introduces Himself in Scripture. These names help us when we address Him in prayer. Just as we want to call people by the right term or name, so we want to address God with appropriate wisdom and reverence whenever we pray. I’ve put together a survey of some of the amazing names that tell us in personal terms who our God is and what He is like. These specia…