Wednesday, January 25, 2012

H.S. Candle in the Cemetery

H.S. meaning Holy in Holy Spirit perfumed candles. Found these on my parent's cemetery plot. I think the gift-giver was thinking of a verse in the Bible:  "And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints." (Revelation 5:8)

The gift-giver is misinformed: Leaving a burning candle on a grave does not cut-it as far as the above verse. The resultant smoke from these candles is not the PRAYER of a saint (biblically defined as a human being, not an inanimate/stone object; one who believes in Christ, and is His follower) which is the main ingredient of the collected "odours" in the above verse. 
The candles certainly smell good; and make great room fresheners when lighted. But that is all.

A note of encouragement:  the prayers of God's people are cumulative.  God knows and remembers people's prayers, collecting them in golden vials or containers. 
Caveat: they do not get anyone into heaven (only Christ can do that through his atoning death on Calvary and must be individually believed by faith alone), but they DO amount to something. God's answers may be instantaneous, or a long-time coming. 

dear Pup posing with them, LoL

Monday, January 16, 2012

Disinfectant Clorox & Soap

Clorox and Soap would have helped our son's fervent, Christian friend, Trevor.  He's far too friendly with complete strangers. Thus, the consequence: getting sick-to-his stomach soon after shaking hands with a Homeless Person. 

Washing his hands faithfully (using soap) and/or keeping a container of Clorox in his car should be a given. And NO biting of fingernails, neither!

Home-made Peppermint Soap (smells delish!)


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Do You Have a Healthy Brain?

SPECT SCAN of a healthy brain, heroin brain, and pornography brain.  One more reason to be faithful to your spouse.  

source: STV Magazine Nov-Dec, 2011; "America's Worst Nightmare"; Ron Brown

From a recent FB status update of a friend who was
delivered from the sin of pornography 
in the name and in the power 

of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. 

Praise the Lord!

If you need help with your porn problem


Monday, January 9, 2012

God-is-Good Riches

Hubby's company Pension Fund is being terminated (company reason: expensive yearly upkeep). We've been notified of our options, and one of them is a Lump Sum payment.  Hence, my thoughts running wild ....imagining me with the fat $ check $ in my grubby little hands. If it were only up to me, I'd cash it in right there and then. Who cares about the taxes, LoL. First thing I'd buy would be a piece of luggage, similar to this, from GOYARD:

pc: wikipedia
Realistically speaking, the pension check belongs to our future because it's on its way to a direct roll-over. My Honey insists, and I agree. Sigh. It's still a thankful-to-God sigh, of course. May God give our whole family the time and the ability to enjoy future years using Hubby's company benefit. I never tire of pointing out that God  has used hubby's Company as the conduit of His great mercy towards us and our big, expensive-to-upkeep family. Obviously, He is quite able to furnish a table in the wilderness. 
Anyhoo, how short-sighted and selfish of me to say: Sweetheart, let's cash in the money and run away to Paris, France...and let the dog take care of the kids for a little while; and vice versa  ^_^

link:  Retirement Plans in the USA