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Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Journey




Hello my friends,

First ~

Momza, you know me well. It was a rooster, instead of a skunk.

And the reason I shot the copperhead (even though it was in the road), it was too close to my road! I guess it was a “territorial thing.”

Blogspot still refuses to “let me in!” rrrrgh

I finally went here and there, until I accidentally found a backdoor to the dashboard. That is how I am able to post. I still haven’t discovered a “backdoor” to allow me to the comment section, so that I can answer comments.

Some have suggested I change host, but goodness ~ I’d have to relearn things and at this point it seems like more effort than I have to give. *Just speaking the truth!* So, I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I can always hope whatever the problem is, it will work itself out, or I can wait until January, when old man winter settles in and there is nothing else to do, but fiddle with the computer. Maybe I’ll make the change then.

My Soapbox ~

I’ve been on one of my soapboxes for the last few days and since I have talked about it everywhere else, I might as well spill my “guts” here too.

I had somewhat simmered down, then yesterday I rec’d more upsetting news that once again put me on a roll. I learned Andrew Strom was stopped at the Canadian border by US Immigration and not allowed entry into the country. Strom (from New Zealand) is an evangelist who was scheduled to speak at a number of churches around the country. He and his family were detained for six hours while being denied entry.

I am not familiar with Strom, but after reading his website, I hardly think he or his family deserved to be denied entry and classified as a criminal element. And if this were just one incident, I probably would not be that concerned.

However ~

In the last few weeks, we have seen the National Day of Prayer ruled unconstitutional, yet Ramadan being celebrated at the White House, as well as by other government agencies.

We have heard that Franklin Graham was “dis-invited” to speak at the Pentagon.

I have listened to Christian military chaplains talk about having to have “their prayers” previewed and approved before praying and that they are no longer allowed to pray in the Name of Jesus!

There is also the Dallas pastor that recently called for a spiritual revolution on Sunday and was greeted by the IRS the following Monday, who took away his 501 3 C status.

When referring to the proposed mosque to be built at ground zero, the president said, “Muslims have the right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.” I agree, Muslims that are American citizens should also be partakers in the area of religious freedom. They, like anyone else, should share in this right. What I am wondering about is the “as anyone else in this country.” Why does anyone no longer include the Christian?

O has said, We are no longer a Christian country. Really?


I agree, we may or may not have a Christian president. However, over 78% of the population claim some form of Christianity. Less than one percent claim to be Muslim. About 11 percent claim to be atheists with other religions falling somewhere within the remaining 10%.

Our country was founded on Christian principles.

And there are two other criteria(s) that prove us to be a Christian nation, despite the fact that we have often fallen short of representing Christianity in the best manner. One is our history! Thomas Jefferson not only called for a Day of Prayer, but also for a Day of Fasting, as have many others over the years.

We need a leader now ~ not necessarily government or church ~ but someone to stand up and call for a Day of both Prayer and Fasting, not just for the sake of our country, but for the sake of the world and our families.

Maybe this is the reason Blogspot no longer likes me? Nope, I don’t get off on a rant very often. And through all of this, I am blessed.

This is the Hebrew month of Elul. It is a special month of mercy and grace. It is a time of Teshuvah ~ literally “to return and repent.” It is a time of drawing near to God and preparing our own heart.

The Hebrew word for “Elul” can be expanded as an acronym for “Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li” or ~ “I am to my Beloved and my Beloved is to me.”

I have been following Pam Shaley’s (Jim Shaley’s mother) Bible study and it has been such a precious blessing.

So, while I am screaming from my soapbox, I am also rejoicing in my heart. It is an exciting time, this time we live in. Just beware of all that is going on! MizzTerry is right, "the snakes, they're everywhere."

Shalom and blessings to each of you!

Cheryl

10 comments:

  1. Jn 8:23 "you shall KNOW the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall set you FREE"

    You are so speaking the TRUTH, my friend. PRAY. Our country is under attack on its own soil......but, as you know, all this is necessary for the culmination of events that the must take place for the Glorious reuniting of Israel that will precede the Great Party!! I can't be too very sad when I have read the end of the Book. Blessings to you all.

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  2. amen!!! well said.
    Hope you have a great week and that your blog starts cooperating. ;)

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  3. I was so excited to see that you got in! Even if you did have to sneak through a back door or a basement window!

    I wonder some times when I see the things that are happening if we are wrong to encourage our Josiah to finish school before going to the mission field full time. There are days when I wonder if there is that much time left! I guess that if we hit a point where he states assuredly that God has told him to go NOW we will have our answer. In the meantime we continue to believe that the college campus is also a mission field!

    Love you!
    Beth

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  4. So..I'm not the only one with a soapbox. LOL

    I've heard it mentioned by many the talking point 'America is not a Christian nation' saying our founders were diests not Christians.

    Time for a school project!!!!

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  5. ::applauding::
    And, thanking you, for defending the Faith and the liberty, freedom, and right to practice it in America!

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  6. I applaud you also. thanks to the courage of folks such as yourself for speaking for us less 'word worthy'. I am not good with words but applaud you for saying exactly how I feel. I will continue to pray for your courage and faith in God, our SAVior, who has founded our country with Christianity. We will survive because of HIM.
    BlessYourHeart

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  7. I'm not sure I understand the problem with Blogger. Do you have goggle email?
    And you can have set the comments to sent to your email address.
    And if you have "Windows Live Writer", you can send blog entries directly to blogger.

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  8. DOH! You can have the comments sent to your email address.

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  9. Love your soapbox! Well said! Thanks for this post!

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