Monday, December 30, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Holiday Frenzy!? - Throwback 2012

Welp, another Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year down with much to be thankful for and much to expect here around the corner. I usually try to stay away from the black Friday thing...a little too hectic for my blood. But I can't help but notice where our priorities are during this time of year. I have learned (through my education in college and in my experiences in the professional world) that when reviewing the priorities of any organization, the tell-tales are not in what they present themselves to be but in what monies they spend and where they are spent.

What monies did you spend this "holiday season"...?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As the major writer for this blog, I want to formally wish you all a Merry Christmas.  I also desire to remind you the reason for this season and encourage you not to get lost in the hustle and bustle of some of the traditions we have attached to it.  Jesus is the most important Person in human history ... whether He is to be believed as the human manifestation of God or not.  2000 years after His birth, He is still the most discussed person in Human history ... though not currently the most googled (a female singer left unnamed gets that 'honor' ... even our calendar is based off of His life.

Ask anyone close to me what my favorite holiday is and they will tell you ... it's Easter.  The traditions in my family are a little different come that time.  I do love Christmas, though.

In our home, we have a tradition that my children will grow up in ... we sing the carols that are about Jesus ... we discuss the facts surrounding Jesus' birth .. and we go though every detail of the Biblical accounts in Matthew and Luke concerning His birth.  I want them to know... I want everyone to know.  They are going to have question .. answer them as best you can .. don't be afraid of the "I don't know" answer ... there are details left out that mankind has marked with tradition ... learn the difference.

I urge you to read them for yourselves ... share them with your family ... and have yourselves a Merry Christmas!  God bless you all ...

Monday, December 23, 2013

You Only Live Once ... or Twice ... Or ...

What's your opinion on reincarnation? I wouldn't mind coming back and doing it all again. I'd do it right the next time!

Awesome Question ... here we go!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Is There Hope For Me?? Questions from a Concerned Heart

What happens to us after we die? Is there a Heaven and Hell? If so, what are they like? Is Hell fire and Heaven paradise? Is there a judgement place?

Nobody is perfect, but I try to be right and do right, I believe in God and I try to follow the golden rule and treat people like I want to be treated, however, I'm not too proud of some of the things I've done in the past - and death scares me because of this. - I don't like pain or suffering, especially if it's for an eternity! 

These are good questions .. since God operates only in absolute truth, and is also the Author of all truth, it is important that we are honest and truthful with ourselves (our thoughts and our questions) before we try to approach God or the things of God. Too many people ask questions that they don't really mean in order to mask what is really going on in their heart .. even if those questions could be answered, they would do no good.