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Careful…

I’m just as guilty of this as the next person ~ looking at someone and deciding whether they dress right, act right, say the right things, are worthy of my time & attention, etc., etc. How easy it is to decide against someone just because they aren’t like us! “I wouldn’t wear that!” “I would never say that!” “What a loser he/she is!” But guess what? We don’t have the right to judge someone. Why can’t we just accept people for what they are? Why do we have to think less of them because they aren’t a carbon copy of US? We all do it. Judge. Belittle in our thoughts. Think more highly of ourselves than we ought to. I’ve been in church, standing next to someone and we’re praising & worshipping the Lord, when someone walks in and sits near us. “Look at what she’s wearing. She looks dumb in that.” I can’t imagine that that kind of attitude is pleasing to the Lord. He doesn’t look at the outside. He sees our hearts. Why can’t we do the same?

My prayer is that God would slap me along side my head when I even begin to judge another. Because it is WRONG!!

4 comments May 28, 2010

keepin’ that poetry coming…

William Blake’s “The Lamb” seemed the right poem to pick in honor of Easter and April’s National Poetry Month. Enjoy!

THE LAMB

Little Lamb, who made thee?

Dost thou know who made thee?

Gave thee life, and bid thee feed,

By the stream and o’er the mead;

Gave thee clothing of delight,

Softest clothing, woolly, bright;

Gave thee such a tender voice,

Making all the vales rejoice?

Little Lamb, who made thee?

Does thou know who made thee?

Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee,

Little Lamb, I’ll tell thee:

He is called by thy name,

For He calls Himself a Lamb.

He is meek, and He is mild;

He became a little child.

I a child, and thou a lamb,

We are called by His name.

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Little Lamb, God bless thee!

Add a comment March 29, 2010

Easter & National Poetry Month are arriving soon…

And because of that ~ I thought I’d share this 17th century poem titled The Call

My blood so red

For thee was  shed,

Come home again ,come home again:

My own sweetheart, come home again!

You’ve gone astray

Out of your way,

Come home again, come home again!

1 comment March 22, 2010

Offense

In these days in which we are living ~ more than ever before ~ Satan is bringing about strife and offense. We need to get to the point where we can trust God to deal with our difficult situations. And our difficult people! Not easy, I know. The Bible says:  ‘Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’  We don’t need to vindicate ourselves. Give it to God instead. He’ll take care of it in His time and in His way.

1 comment March 14, 2010

Labels

You ever notice how the world just loves to put lables on folks? You are or you have:  Alcoholic. Gay. Wife-beater. Bipolar. Manic Depressive. Fibromyalgia. Pervert. Cancer.

Hi. I’m George and I’m an alcoholic. Hi. I’m Cindy and I have fibromyalgia.

Why let the devil TELL us what we are or aren’t. How about: Hi. I’m Beverly and I’m a child of the living God. I struggle with….

See the difference. You don’t have to become what you struggle with. Focus on WHO you are. A child of God. If you’re born-again, you belong to Jesus. The ailments you struggle with are not you! Shake off those labels!

Jesus died to set us FREE!!!

1 comment March 10, 2010

What is God up to??

So what is the Lord trying to teach me? Patience? How to deal with disappointment? How to let go of my expectations? How to forgive? What, Lord, what?! Seems like so many people have been letting me down lately. I’ve been so frustrated and confused. I just don’t know what to think anymore. God, what are You up to?! Can you let me in on it?

3 comments January 16, 2010

Just a simple Christmas poem…

Christmas is here once again~

With the bell ringers out in earnest

People scurrying about in the mall

Post office lines at least a mile long

The smell of baking pumpkin pies permeating the air

Twinkling lights hanging from the tree

Gifts wrapped in decorative paper and bright bows

Christmas movies showing non-stop on the television

Silent Night and Jingle Bells playing on the radio

The line to See’s Candies growing ever longer

It’s all this and so much more

That makes up Christmas.

But ~

The true meaning of Christmas is…

A humble birth

In a manger

Long ago, far away

To a lowly family

Called by God

To bring the Savior

To give His life

To a lost and dying world.

Add a comment December 12, 2009

romance books

My second novel, entitled, “Dark Pursuits,” is about a man’s addiction to pornography and what that does to him, his wife, and their daughter. It’s a subject I feel pretty strong about. I think pornography is straight from the pit of hell. And I know that many men struggle with it. It’s everywhere. On the internet. In books. Magazines. TV commercials. Movies. Everywhere men are being teased with this thing ~ beckoned, called. But I noticed something interesting while in WalMart this morning. Have you looked at romance books lately? The kind geared toward women? Talk about porn! Cheech! The pages are full of graphic descriptions of a very sexual nature! And women are hooked on this stuff. Through books, magazines, TV, movies, etc. ~ I think we’ve created an overly-sexual society! Kids are into porn now! How can they help it? Even the cartoons are full of sexual messages.  How this must sadden God ~ who created sex as an act between a married man and woman. Anything else can easily become a sick bondage. God help us…

2 comments December 1, 2009

www.justin.tv/praisetherock

You’ve got to check out this 24/7, commercial free, rockin’ online Christian music station! While you’re reading blogs, checking your email, going to facebook and myspace ~ why not listen to some Godly praise music at the same time? Check it out ~ www.justin.tv/praisetherock

Happy listening!!

1 comment November 12, 2009

holidays are fast approaching…

Where did this year go anyway?! Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Then comes Christmas on its heels. Yikes! I don’t know about you but I’m not up for the dreaded Christmas shopping rush. The mall will be madness. The traffic will be relentless. I say stay home. For the readers on your Christmas list ~ consider sending them a copy of my latest book. Dark Pursuits is the story of a couple with a floundering marriage that is about to get worse when the wife discovers her husband is looking at porn. His light porn use quickly escalates into an addiction, while at the same time his wife copes with painful buried memories. Is there any hope for this marriage? Read the book and find out! Available at bbotw.com/amazon.com/or directly from me for $10.00 (a steal!)

Add a comment November 6, 2009

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