Dec 26 2013

Jesse Jackson Sr. responds?

Are you kidding me?

Jesse Jackson’s response: “At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” he said in the release. “Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”

What in the world does ‘white privilege’ have to do with any of this?  This is NOT a white, black, Hispanic, Chinese (you name the nationality, or color of skin) – it simply doesn’t matter!!

What this DOES have to do with is freedoms.  The freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom of expression, the freedom of _________ (fill in the blank).

Phil Robertson’s beliefs, along with MILLIONS of American’s who consist of black, white, Hispanic, rich, poor, middle-class, Christian, Atheist, Muslim, and YES even gay, lesbian, homosexual and heterosexual – basically anyone who believes in FREEDOM – stand for the down to the core rights of ALL American’s!  And “YES” this includes the freedom of speech and expression.

This is about a belief that homosexuality is a sin.  Just as lying, stealing, murder, adultery, pornography, etc. are sins.  And the individuals who stand by the Word of God, stand by this belief!  If this offends you – TAKE IT UP WITH GOD!

I stand by Phil!

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Dec 21 2013

Why Phil Robertson?

For some time now, we the people, have had to watch our rights, opinions, beliefs, etc. get plowed over by the media, government, radicals, organizations, etc. Media has owned most of what comes across the airwaves, their views. Yep….we have the freedom to watch – or not watch!

FINALLY! An individual – A FAMILY – built on what the majority of American’s truly stand for has spoken. Has stood up for his own rights. Voiced his own opinion. Who have all seen some aspect of this family living the American dream. They came from having less than anything, with a testimony that screams being real. Built their own empire, by themselves. No government handouts. A highly educated family with strong values!

The Robertson family is our American voice and America is listening. This IS the majority and through this – God will prevail!

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Dec 20 2013

I Stand With Phil

Our family has always watched and liked Duck Dynasty!

It was refreshing to finally see a TV program that our entire family (ages 4, 13, 16, Mom and Dad) can watch together and not worry about inappropriate content.  Actually, a program where the values are the same, communicated in a very humorous way and good clean fun!

We own our business.  Actually 2 businesses together.  One is a charity auction company.  The other is a custom framing company that supplies the charity auction business with framed merchandise.

We have done very well with memorabilia associated with the Robertson’s and Duck Dynasty.

In addition, we are involved in MANY charitable organizations.  Our most recent is a Christian based 501c3 non-profit whose amazing initiative is to strengthen the values of Christian families and marriages. The proceeds generated from this special commemorative Duck Commander patriarch Phil Robertson will be given to this Christian organization.

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Dec 12 2013

To Sin…..Or Not To Sin?

Just because something has been deemed legal, by the government, your city, state, country, etc. does not mean that it may or may not be deemed a sin!

Let me further explain……

Is murder legal?  No, not in the USA!  - Is it a sin? Yes!

Are drugs legal? Some (prescription: yes, over-the-counter: yes, street drugs: no )  - Are they a sin? Yes and No!

Is adultery legal?  Yes! – Is it a sin? Yes!

Is pornography legal? Yes. – Is it a sin? Yes!

Is same sex marriages/relationships legal? In some states. – Is it a sin? Yes!

Is divorce legal? Yes – Is it a sin? Yes. (The Bible further explains any situations such as abuse where it becomes okay to divorce.)

So…….just because it is legal to do or partake in, certainly does not excuse it from being a sin!

Furthermore, it is not the right of anyone else to make another individual have to conform, especially if it goes against their Biblical beliefs, or other beliefs.  That by no means makes it acceptable for another individual to abuse, disrespect, bully, pass judgement on the “person”, or be called a racist/bigot/hater, etc.

I have known many individuals who have fit into each of the above mentioned areas  (well except murder) and in each situation I have never mistreated or disrespected that individual.  However, they do know my beliefs.  We have had meaningful conversations, hearing each others point.  But the end result is….Hate the sin, not the sinner!

I don’t have to like what a person does, or how they conduct their lives.  But I do have to treat them kindly.  It is getting too out of hand with the inability to express your own viewpoint or opinions.  If you do…..you’re racist.  That’s hogwash!!

Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you!  That’s a two-way expectation!


Mar 28 2011

Nasty!

Have you ever looked closely at your can opener?

I was opening a can of tuna today and noticed just how gross the round gear thingy is. 
Let’s just say I was disgusted!  And immediately had to clean it!!!!

Fortunately I remembered to take a before and after picture – just for you!


Mar 27 2011

Like Winter! NEED Spring!

I do like the change of seasons.  I also do like snow. 

But I am looking so forward to spring and summer!  This winter season has been very loooooong!!

As you can see from the picture – I plow our driveway – with my 2 year old with.

He absolutely loves it!

This particular day I had his winter stuff out right at the front door, ready to put on.  Why?  Because I knew that as soon as he heard me on the 4-wheeler, he would want to come out.

And I was right.  My mother was inside at that time.  He heard me and started running around saying, “boots-boots-boots!”  And gathering all of his winter stuff to have Nana put on him.  I did warn her about it, so she would know.

And……here we are!

 

This fascination might have started at a very young age during the previous winter.

I use to bundle him in his carseat, securly strap him down with wench straps to the back of the 4-wheeler.  All the while pulling the kids behind on sleds.  The wind at his backside, watching the kids sledding – what could be better?  He did love it!

 

 


Oct 14 2010

Still pondering

I can’t seem to get this subject of homosexuality and sin off my mind.   

While I was getting ready today.  I had the following thoughts: Who deems what is a sin?  God of course.  And we get the answers from the Bible.  Well at least I know that I do.  Some would argue this point, if they are not Christians.  But I think we all can agree that the basis for “right and wrong” originates from the Bible.    

Who has, and when was homosexuality deemed a sin?  My answer would be God, and the Bible.  With very specific passages, referencing this, in my last post.   

Who has, and when was adultry deemed a sin?  Again, the answer would be God and the Bible – His Word.   

Any sin could be listed and the answer would be the same.  God and the Bible.   

If we distort His Word and make our own rules, when will this ever come to an end?  Meaning……if homosexuality becomes acceptable as a sin, when will adultery become acceptable as a sin?  Both are listed in His Word as sins, sins originating from lust.  The feel good right now, pay later kind of sin.   

Then I thought about bringing this lifestyle, outwardly, to my home and family.  You see, I have very close relatives who are openly homosexuals – and I do not hate them because of this!    

However, I do not want it to be publicized to my children that this is a Godly way of life.  I receive direction from His Word on how to live.  And again – it states it very clearly that it is a sin.  I also wouldn’t want anyone to sit and talk about someone he/she is dating, sleeping with or having relations with – while being married. 

I love my sister-in-law, who steals from her parents to buy and use drugs.  Discussing her lifestyle with my children is not acceptable.  But she is still welcomed into my home at any time.   

The reference of “keeping it in the closet” is just as I have mentioned above.  It’s not about being a bigot.  It’s about following His Word and teaching our children to love one another, sinners alike.  But not tolerate the way of life that does not glorify God. 

I am far from perfect when it comes to sin!  And I try my best to acknowledge my shortcommings to myself, my family, God or whoever it has affected.  I struggle with sin just as everyone does.  So I’m NOT judgemental of sinners.  But I will continue to defend His Word, continue to teach my children His Word and hopefully have the strength to stand firm for God.  Even if it goes against the grain.   

And lastly, it always seems to come back to Christians being so judgemental.  How God is a God of love and we are not to be judgemental towards anyone – that’s God’s job.  And this is indeed correct!   

As stated very well by GotQuestions.org
Question: “What is the Judgment Seat of Christ / Bema Seat of Christ?” 

Answer: Romans 14:10-12 says, “For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat…so then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 tells us, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”

In the context, it is clear that both scriptures are referring to Christians, not unbelievers. The judgment seat of Christ, therefore, involves believers giving an account of their lives to Christ. The judgment seat of Christ does not determine salvation; that was determined by Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf (1 John 2:2) and our faith in Him (John 3:16).

All of our sins are forgiven, and we will never be condemned for them (Romans 8:1). We should not look at the judgment seat of Christ as God judging our sins, but rather as God rewarding us for our lives. Yes, as the Bible says, we will have to give an account of ourselves. Part of this is surely answering for the sins we committed. However, that is not going to be the primary focus of the judgment seat of Christ. 

At the judgment seat of Christ, believers are rewarded based on how faithfully they served Christ (1 Corinthians 9:4-27; 2 Timothy 2:5). Some of the things we might be judged on are how well we obeyed the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), how victorious we were over sin (Romans 6:1-4), and how well we controlled our tongues (James 3:1-9).

The Bible speaks of believers receiving crowns for different things based on how faithfully they served Christ (1 Corinthians 9:4-27; 2 Timothy 2:5). The various crowns are described in 2 Timothy 2:5, 2 Timothy 4:8, James 1:12, 1 Peter 5:4, and Revelation 2:10. James 1:12 is a good summary of how we should think about the judgment seat of Christ: “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”