Every political cycle this gets harder and harder to write. We as a nation have fallen so far! While I do not believe there is a political solution, I am quite sure we are to pray for our leaders and certainly that would include doing all we can to protect both the election process and our communities. That said here are my thoughts on the election set for November 8, 2022.
The choices on the ballot are dismal, most of the bad decisions were made in the primary selections. There was a lot of dark money floating around and a lot of deception by the media. So what we are left with in general is the R’s vs the D’s. I am libertarian leaning in philosophy but I searched high and low for a libertarian on the ballot that was even kinda sorta pro-life and opposed to sexual perversion. I found none.
Therefore, I will be voting for the R’s because their platform has some fiscal conservative planks, some moral values, some sense of border control, a leaning to free speech and at least here in Oklahoma a strong right to bear arms stance. Even the worst ones can be reminded of the standard to which they have conceptually agreed.
The judicial retention items on the ballot are a little tougher to discern, but often you have to look no further than who appointed them to determine how they legislate. And yes I meant to use that word! For more in-depth analysis, I recommend Muskogeepolitico.com where Jamison Faught discusses each one and links to some other opinions as well.
This publication actually occurred in July of this year (2022) but I have been wanting to do a blog on the topic because it was such a special event in my life! You see Anita and I grew up together in the Houston area in the 1970’s timeframe. Our parents were friends and we were best buds. Working on this book with her was an absolute delight – a trip through scripture together and a project formed out of our lives. It is now in print or at least online free to all to read, share, and download. I believe that it will bless your life!
From Anita as we were working on the book: “I am sharing a dialogue written over the years … a one on one conversation between the Holy Spirit and myself … others … and now you. If you have difficulty following, keep reading until you become wrapped up in the conversation. That’s when The Golden Cord will twist.”
Anita is a Follower of the Way, Daughter of the Faithful, Wife of the Honored, Mother of the Strong, Deemaw of the Precious. Lover of the broken, the lost, and the found.
Called to be the Light in the darkness, to share His Truth and Hope for the hopeless.
To stand with Wisdom as a standard against the wiles of the evil one … for our battle is not against ﬂesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Her greatest accomplishment is knowing who she is in Christ … and in Christ alone.“
I’ve known Anita for most of my life. We were twisted sisters before we knew what that meant. We had adventures together, shared the Lord and many friends together growing up. We were both blessed to have believers for parents who taught us fundamental biblical principals. One thing not mentioned in the book is that she could sing “Amazing Grace” like no one else! This book is for everyone, at any phase of life. It is so unique, so Anita, so important, and so fun. It is profoundly simple and ﬂowing too. It is indeed a conversation with her, but our prayer is that it will spark a life long conversation between you and our Heavenly Father through Yahshua(His Son)“
Sandra Crosnoe, Editor in Chief and a Twisted Sister for Life
Recently I discovered a bunch of cassette tapes in my closet from 1960s forward. I took on the project to digitize a few of them. This is my first success story. You can listen via these links via anything that will work with mp3 files:
The files are too big to attach so these are links to the files on one drive. Each side is about 30 minutes long. I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation and have listened several times in the process of digitizing the tape. You should be able to listen on your phone without downloading but you can download the files as you wish if that works better for you. The files should be available to share with others if you want to do that also.
This presentation was originally given at an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) meeting around the year 2000 about the same time the book Prayer of Jabez came out from comments made. Here is a picture of the book and author I found online.
Bruce Wilkinson is a delightful speaker and shares personal stories that make this teaching come alive – it was rich when I first heard it and richer this time as I rediscovered it. Moreover, I have been praying it more consciously this week and praying it over others as opportunities arose for me. I hope it is as timely for you as for me and you will let me know your thoughts.
I am also interested in better ways to share things like this with you so let me know if this method works for you.
The passage being discussed is found in I Chronicles 4:10
Two additional passages have been coming to my mind as I have pondered this verse this week.
First the parallels with the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13. And the incident wherein Jacob wrestled with the angel (I believe it was Yashua) and said, “I will not let you go unless You bless me.” Genesis 32: 22-31
All that to say be fervent in asking for the Lord’s blessing and praying it over others as well! His storehouses are never-ending and His delight in you unparalled.
For many years I have recommended that people hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Well I am here to tell you that things I observe via friends indicate that we could be entering a time of real turmoil in our land. Even if it is just a rough winter ahead, please be sure you have supplies for at least 3 months on hand at all times. If you live in the city be sure to have a backup plan should you need to get out of the city on short notice.
Be prepared! He who has an ear, let him hear…
“A wise man built his house upon the rock.” see Matthew 7:24-27 for entire context
Below are some suggestions for doing that for you to consider. It is also a pdf file linked at the bottom to share in a printed one page front and back flyer as you wish:
47. Off-grid activities, radio shows, MP3 files, books, games, cards
48. Spare parts for cars, appliances, etc. filters, oil, gasket repair goo, tire plugs, rubber patches, epoxy glues, resins, bonding agents
49. Fishing gear: Rod, reel, string, hooks, etc.
50. SKILLS, skills, skills. Know-how. DIY. Learn how to repair and maintain everything you own.
Bonus Item: In the event you need to leave your immediate area have a light walk away pack per person, with 1 week of chow, light tent or poncho\tarp small rope or 550 cord, pocket knife, lighter bic, water filter straw, small cooking light weight pot or cup, extra skivies, socks and undies, hygiene items, meds , extra ammo and weapon, small radio extra batteries, large hip knife and/or hatchet. Canteens or Camelback or tough water bottles.