23 OCT 2014 :: Trying to get ahead of the list!

It is really hard to stay ahead of all the things on your "to do" list.  :-)  There is an endless increase in the things that need to be done. It is the famous "tyranny of the urgent" that makes us not get the essential things done. I am working on finding a way through this.

It seems a permanent problem now: I have lost my mailing address, my PO Box in Eugene. I am continuing to pray through this mess, and trusting that GOD will help me get back there and get a farm property on a bus line and be able to build the things I need, my family needs, and all Christians will need in time. I have prayed for the same things for many years and have been busy battling the "urgent" at the cost of the essential. I have to wonder what GOD's purpose in all this is -- except He has shown me what the world will be like. I guess that would be important for future decisions. Still, money remains the main issue. :-(  I can't seem to get my business programs selling so they can build themselves into the future that is needed.

I continue to cry about what has happened, about what I learned about marriage, the LGBT/etc. community, about my sons, my family, the government, and so much more. Even separating from the world that doesn't believe is going to have major problems.  The hate of Satan is being manifest in human beings...people lost in their sins...even people we love.

I am going to CHOOSE to pray that GOD will somehow reach the ones I love before it is too late, even if I am gone from this world.

This weekend will also be full of creative activities. I am getting to my piles of art supplies, fabrics, and other craft materials. I hope to get some new listings up by next week. It depends on how well they turn out.  :-)  I am developing products for sales as originals, and some for duplication. They both have their advantages. I am told you need to have at least two pages on Etsy to be considered a committed seller. That is about 50 items. So, that is my goal for the end of November or sooner...as soon as possible. Next year I will be ready with a LOT more!  This is a learning curve...all for next holiday season.  :-)

Well, I have to get going. I am working on topics for 2015, it is just a long process.

I did feel I needed to update my main webpage because of the address issue...so a few changes were made to the site. Just a few. GOD holds my son responsible for what he chooses to do, and I am trying to honor his place in the household.  --- But, it also means I MUST MOVE, as soon as I can.

GOD doesn't care who we are, he will judge all men by the same "rules" - so I hope you are choosing what is right.

22 OCT 2014 :: Getting through week 11

I may not make it to the rest of the day... better add today's blog post now. :-)  Learning new things and fitting everything in is a real challenge. The rain is falling outside. I am tired. The list is still long.

I don't know if you follow my Facebook and Twitter pages, but I mentioned watching a Public Television program last night about Communist Poland A single priest was highlighted for doing something extraordinary : He told the truth.  It, eventually, got him killed.  --  One of the things I noticed was how quickly the Communists destroyed the worker's union that the people had struggled to create. In twelve hours, they said, everything about Solidarity was destroyed and it was as if it never existed. Details like this help me to see how quickly our lives can change when violent forces begin to move. When the Antichrist reveals himself, it won't take long for him to change the way we live.

We read about ISIS. We think we have overcome Al Qaida. We hear about dictators and genocides and terrorist attacks, suicide bombers, and senseless crimes against women and children. The news shows us bombs going off in major cities. Will that happen in America? I don't know...I suppose in time it will. Our enemies want to destroy us and take over or take away our military powers. The violence is endless, and it isn't ever going to stop. This is how "Man" behaves.

These are the things I think about and try to find some way to protect Christians, if GOD allows me to. I suppose this is a foolish dream for a poor woman. I just keep on planning and waiting to see if GOD will provide what is needed. There are no guarantees anything will help us, I just decided that we would be better off if we gathered together and were able to support one another, help provide for each other, create a place that others will know about and turn to when they eventually need it, reduced our expenses, and found ways to make every resource stretch to its limits.

It will take more time than I have, I think. I would like to share what GOD has shown me over these years of struggle and searching so others will know about it.  I am praying for GOD's provisions to the end of my life and to start something for the future. When GOD doesn't provide what we think is minimal, we need to find out what He thinks is enough. Maybe sharing these words is enough. I don't know. I am still praying for the future of Working Together.

Please pray with me. Thanks.

21 OCT 2014 :: Early news today

I needed to correct something in my Monday post (this is week 11, not week 10), so I am entering an early post today.  I still need to try scheduling posts, but I don't know when.

I am somewhat low today because it seems I have lost my mailing address (PO Box in Eugene) and am trying to recover from that. GOD has not answered my prayers in the way I would like, I have been struggling against powers that are bigger than me, and the way forward is clouded... It is a change I have to work through... It is a sign of the future for all of us.

We all have certain expectations of others. When they don't happen, we try to understand why. The closer a person is to us, in our hearts, the harder it is to recover from.  Time will help this hurt to heal, but I have to find a way through that time...that is the challenge.

The Bible tells us many things about our lives, about His power, and about His methods. It is always easier to see these hard times in another person's life than it is to experience the pain ourselves. I hope I can find GOD's path through this. Right now my eyes are clouded with tears, my heart hurt with disappointment, my goals at the side of the road. I will be seeking GOD for comfort and direction... doing what I can to find His way forward.

I have some art and crafts to get done. They will occupy my mind and time as I get through this difficult day, this difficult time.

Pray for me. Thanks.

20 OCT 2014 :: Goals and Society

Monday.  Another week. Week 10 [correction: Week11] in my quest to continue blogging, find a way to organize my blogging effort (for 2015), and discovering a lot of things about the effort...and myself.  :-)

I think the times we live in are hazardous for those who oppose the LGBT/etc. community. I have learned a lot about this group over the past many years, things I wish I never knew.

My concern is the Christian community. We are the main group the LGBT/etc. oppose because we are the main group that opposes their choices and see where it will lead. I hear news items about mainline churches that seem to be embracing this community...in ways that are not approved by the Bible. The Bible is clear: you cannot be a committed Christian and be simultaneously active in sexual lifestyles outside of a monogamous married relationship between a genetically male husband and a genetically female wife...in the manner described by the Bible. Sexuality is becoming forced to gain political power. I have to believe that donations must be the cause in the church.

The Bible tells us that we need to separate the sin from the sinner...meaning the humanity of all sinners is important, but the sin humanity chooses to be involved in is not.  This means to care about the individuals in the LGBT/etc. community, to provide food when they need it in the same way we would provide it to others, to provide shelter when they need it in the same way we would provide it to others, to provide any benevolence to anyone in the same manner we would provide it to others. It doesn't mean we are silent on the issues that GOD wants us to share. The benevolence of the Christian community is an expression of their faith, and it comes with the need to share that faith.

When anyone is in the middle of a sinful lifestyle, they don't see the damage it does. They don't want to hear about it. They want to keep "enjoying" the sins they choose. When Christians say that the choices of the LGBT/etc. community are not good, not right, not genetic, and not welcome in all of society, there is an outcry, often aggressive and often violent, against the Christian community.

When any group possesses the power of the paycheck, their influence goes beyond the ability of normal, average, innocent people. This is why there is a cry against anyone who supports anything that is against the "politically correct" doctrine. We hear it about corporations, big banks, big money... but only when the opposition is supported.  When the media is owned by those with the "politically correct" views, the content of their news can be suspect. We only know what they tell us. This is not a good place to be in.

All that America has stood for is wrapped up in the ability to learn the facts and make a decision. The Internet is making our information sources even more tainted. What happens to us in the future depends on the people in charge now. We are all the expression of our moral foundation. If there are no morals, there will be little to stand on...nothing to stop a person from choosing to do wrong.

When the church is silenced, when it ceases to influence the goodness of Man, violence takes its place. The LGBT/etc. community is becoming that violent force.