Sunday, August 11, 2019

Shame Off You by Denise Pass Blog Tour and Giveaway

I received this book from New Growth Press in exchange for this review. The opinions I  expressed are my own and are my honest opinion of the book.
About the book
Learn to recognize and process feelings of shame in a biblical way to restore God-ordained self-worth and hope.

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” — Romans 8:1 

Shame is an assault on the core of who we are. It assassinates our character, minimizes our worth, and dashes our hope. Like Adam and Eve, we often hide shame, but hiding never heals it. Left unattended, shame can develop into a crippling reality that paralyzes us. Like an infectious disease, shame impacts everyone . . . but not all shame is bad.

Shame can either be an oppressive and powerful tool of worldly condemnation or a source of conviction that God uses to bring his people back to himself. Having the discernment to know the difference and recognize shame in its many forms can change the course of one’s life.

In a transparently honest style, Pass shares of her experience dealing with shame after learning that her former husband was a sexual offender. Having lived through the aftermath, she leads you into God’s Word where you will see for yourself that God is bigger than your pain, shame, mistakes, and limitations.

Shame Off You shares how freedom can be found in choosing to break the cycle of shame by learning from the past, developing healthy thinking patterns, silencing lies, and overcoming the traps of vanity and other people's opinions.

Learn more at https://shameoffyou.life/the-book.
About the author
Denise Pass, author of Shame Off You, is an award-winning CCM recording artist and singer-songwriter, accomplished writer/blogger, speaker and worship leader at women’s conferences as well as a worship leader on staff at her home church. After a crushing discovery of her former husband’s hidden life as a repetitive sex offender, and surviving a painful divorce, she now shares an inspirational message through her ministry, Seeing Deep Ministries, about seeing the deeper truth in God’s word when life hurts. Denise also founded and directed a home educational co-op for 12 years and engaged in many educational pursuits, including forming and directing a classical children’s choir. A graduate from the University of Maryland, Denise now resides in Virginia, with her “Kinsman Redeemer” husband and five children.

Find her online at DenisePass.com.

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MY REVIEW:     This book was enlightening and refreshing.  It addresses what most people, Christian or non-Christian at some point in their lives have to battle with, shame.  It's a hard and lonely process and sometimes we just don't know how to handle or cope with it. 

I truly believe this book will help guide many people on how to recognize the signs of shame, and how to cope with it, how to understand it and most importantly how to heal and recover from it.  Shame can be traumatic, it can trigger intense anxiety, it can bring back horrible memories, and sometimes, and most times all we can do is break down and cry.  We feel so helpless on how to make it stop.

The author shares a very horrid experience in her own life and by her journey to healing and recovery from shame, she shares her revelations and experiences with her readers. She arms us with the tools we need to shake it off for good. It's not easy, it is a process, but with patience and determination, and most importantly prayer and trusting in our Lord, it can be done.  She also provides a reference guide and scripture to accompany the many aspects of shame. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Welcome to the "Don't Blame the Mud Only Jesus Makes Us Clean" book tour

I received this book from New Growth Press in exchange for this review. The opinions I  expressed are my own and are my honest opinion of the book.


ABOUT THE BOOK
Marty Machowski helps parents talk to their children
about temptations, choices and consequences

For young readers and families, Don’t Blame the Mud paints a vivid and accurate picture of sin and God’s plan of redemption. Written by best-selling children’s author Marty Machowski, this beautifully illustrated picture book teaches children how to recognize the lure of temptation and the truth that bad choices lead to bad consequences.

One day, Max takes the muddy path along the creek home, disregarding his mother’s reminder to keep his school clothes clean. After crashing into a mud puddle, he tries to hide his mistake and discovers the stain of his sin goes deeper than the mud he can wash away. In this lovable, relatable, and heartwarming tale, Max learns his heart needs to be cleaned, and Jesus is the only one who can wash away his sin.

By clearly articulating the gospel, Don’t Blame the Mud helps parents create an environment of confession so kids can own up to their own mistakes—in the freedom of Christ—rather than place the blame elsewhere. Parents, teachers, and caretakers can help children identify with the real-life draw of temptation and the real-life consequences of sin, understanding the value of God’s salvation through the cross. Instead of teaching kids how to deal with a problem, Machowski uncovers the real issue of sin and provides a gospel answer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for thirty years. Machowski leads Promise Kingdom, the gospel-centered children’s ministry of Covenant Fellowship.
 
He is the author of numerous resources for churches and families, including The Gospel Story for Kids series, The Ology, and Parenting First Aid. His latest release is the children’s picture book, Don’t Blame the Mud.
 
Machowski and his wife, Lois reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania. They have six children and two grandchildren. He is also the Executive Editor for Children’s Resources at New Growth Press.

MY REVIEW:

The first thing I noticed when I opened up the book was the scripture of John 3:16, I'm using the KJV version, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life"

This sets the setting and premise of the book.  Max is a typical kid who hears the warning of his mother to keep his clothes clean, but just like any kid, he had good intentions of keeping them clean, until he saw a trail and it was just too inviting not to follow along it. One disaster leads to another and of course, Max gets his clothes dirty and muddy.  He knows he's in trouble and does his best to cover up his misdeed.  And I'll leave it at that, I don't do spoilers.

I loved how this book beautifully explains about sin and temptation. Mud being sin and the trail being the temptation.

Max knew what he was doing was wrong, but the temptation to walk that trail was too inviting. Like most people, we choose not to obey God's word and we do things on our own, then later we try to cover up that guilt and shame, by blaming someone else or the object of our guilt.  And no matter what we try to do, that guilt stays on us.  Maybe from the outside we look clean, but from the inside, it's mud and it festers and begins to stink, and we don't know how to get rid of it.  The only way to get clean is through Jesus Christ, He is the ONLY one that can disinfect, wipe clean all of that mud and festering stench from our mind, soul and body.

It's a whimsical book with beautiful illustrations that takes you on Max's journey to salvation.  I highly recommend this read, it's very easy for young children to comprehend and at the end of this book, there is help for the parents on teaching children to understand sin and the gospel of Christ.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Ignorance: Comparing President Trump to Nazi's

To the idiots comparing President Trump to Nazi's or Hitler...Let me educate you on what the Nazi's did to their own people in concentration camps.

From about September 1942 to about December 1943 experiments were conducted at the Ravensbrück concentration camp, for the benefit of the German Armed Forces, to study bone, muscle, and nerve regeneration, and bone transplantation from one person to another. Sections of bones, muscles, and nerves were removed from the subjects without use of anesthesia. As a result of these operations, THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT VICTIMS suffered intense agony, mutilation, and permanent disability.|
Josef Mengele experimented on 1,500 twins, one of his brutal experiments was injecting dyes into his victims eyes.
Another experiment: Freezing people to see how their bodies reacted to cold, remember most of these people were naked in sub-zero temperatures.
Other tests involved people drinking only sea water to see how their bodies would react, people injected with poisons, Malaria, etc.
The head Injury experiment...being strapped to a chair, where the innocent victim was unable to move and subjected to a hammer being pounded on their heads every few seconds. An 11-year-old boy went insane after this experiment.

President Trump's crimes: Offending people with his colorful language, loving his country, creating jobs, protecting our borders, is pro-life, pro-marriage, is a man who loves the Lord...is he perfect, no way! But this President has shown his love and loyalty to America.

What president in history has never taken their presidential salary? He's the only one.
I'm not going to debate with anyone about our POTUS. I just wanted to educate the people who keep comparing him to Nazi's and Hitler.

AND FURTHERMORE: If Liberals want to compare anything to Nazi concentration camps, why don't they look at abortion clinics, or should we call them "Death Camps for Babies." 

Let me educate you on what happens to pre-born babies in the womb.

The D&E (Dilatation and Evacuation Procedure) probably the most common and used procedure:  The abortionist aka murderer, inserts a large suction catheter into the uterus, and turns it on, emptying the amniotic fluid.  Next, this person uses a sopher clamp--a grasping instrument with rows of sharp "teeth"-- to grasp and pull the baby's arms, legs,tearing the limbs from the child's body. Then he/she continues to grasp intestines, spine, heart, lungs and any other limbs or body parts.  The most difficult part of the procedure is usually finding, grasping and CRUSHING the baby's head.  AFTER removing pieces of the child's skull, the abortionist uses a curette to SCRAPE the uterus and remove the placenta and any remaining parts of this once, beautiful child.

And it's not over yet, oh no!  This vile person then gathers and collects all of the baby's body parts and reassembles them to make sure they didn't leave one piece of this little baby's body in the mother's womb. 

Partial Birth Abortion

Brenda Pratt Shafer, a registered nurse from Dayton, Ohio, assisted Dr. Haskell in a Partial Birth Abortion on a 26-1/2 week (over 6 months) pre-born baby boy. She testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (on 11/17/95) about what she witnessed. 
According to nurse Shafer, the baby was alive and moving as the abortionist “delivered the baby’s body and arms – everything but the head. The doctor kept the baby’s head just inside the uterus. The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, his feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors through the back of his head, and the baby’s arms jerked out in a flinch, a startle reaction, like a baby does when he thinks he might fall. The doctor opened up the scissors, stuck a high-powered suction tube into the opening and sucked the baby’s brains out. Now the baby was completely limp.”
Partial Birth Abortion Step 1
With forceps, the doctor turns the baby around in the womb to be positioned feet first. The baby’s legs are pulled out into the birth canal. The baby is alive at this point.
Partial Birth Abortion Step 2
The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the head, which remains inside the birth canal. The baby’s hands and feet move.
Partial Birth Abortion Step 3
The abortionist stabs the scissors into the base of the baby’s skull. The scissors are spread to enlarge the opening. The suction catheter is then inserted and the brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The head slides out easily.

That descriptions above describes inhuman and atrocious acts of evil against the innocent.  And yes, it is EVIL.  Pure and simple.  Pretty close to what was done to the victims in the holocaust.
Furthermore... not only do Democrats and Liberals in general seem to celebrate the murder and mutilation of innocent babies, they are pushing and forcing Americans to embrace the serialization of children.

May God hear our prayers and save our children from the evil of this world.  Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

National Day of Prayer for President Donald Trump

A   P R A Y E R   F O R   P R E S I D E N T   T R U M P
H e a v e n l y  F a t h e r ,
We come today as the body of Christ in this nation, to lift up our President, Donald J. Trump. As many voices rise up against this one You have set into office, we lift up our voices, with one heart and mind, to stand in agreement with heaven’s purposes concerning our nation. (Ps 133) We stand by this President who has declared this nation to be under God’s rule and authority and seeks righteousness and justice for our nation. (Ps 89:14)
We welcome and embrace the fear of the Lord as the standard for all righteous rule and repent for the ways in which we have bowed to the fear of man. Cleanse our hearts and renew our minds that we may walk in the light of Your truth. (Ps 43:3) We ask that President Trump would delight in the fear of the Lord in order to walk in the power of Your might and the wisdom of Your ways. (Mi 3:8) May righteousness and faithfulness be his portion so that he may render righteous judgments according to Your Word. (Is 11:3-5)
We ask that President Trump would show no fear toward the evil that assails him (Is 8:12), but rather overcome it with a zeal and passion for Your laws which bring life and liberty to all. (Pr 10:29-32) May he love Your Word and seek your wisdom diligently (Pr 8:17), remaining open and teachable to godly counsel and heaven’s wisdom. (Pr 1:7) We thank You that his heart is in Your hands and that You will direct it according to Your will and purpose. Grant him increased grace and blessing as he heeds your voice and obeys Your word. (Pr 21:1)
We declare over President Trump that he will have true judgments by the Spirit and not according to man. (Is 11:3-4) We declare that he will possess heaven’s knowledge with shrewdness of mind in making right decisions for the good of the people. (Pr 8:12) Fill his mouth with good things (Pr 16:9-13) that he may speak what is true and right. (Pr 8:6) We pray that he will use his God-given authority to execute justice and establish righteousness in this land for the sake of Your glory and Kingdom. (Gen 49:10, Ps 60:7) We declare that he will rule in the midst of his enemies, not backing down or wavering due to threats or intimidation (Ps 110:1-2, Eph 6:13). May his ears become deaf to the assaults from his enemies and may those who seek his life answer to You for their wicked ways. May he know that it is Your hand and Your sovereign purpose that is keeping him and sustaining him in his divine commission. (Ps 38:12-15)
Keep President Trump, and those who serve him, safe from the enemy’s snares and free from the accuser’s traps. (Ps 141:9-10) By Your great hand, Lord, deal with those who oppose righteousness and justice so that all men will know it is You alone who is sovereign and true. (Ps 64:6-9) May the fire of Your presence burn up all Your enemies and consume all those who stand against You concerning our destiny and inheritance as one nation under God. (Ps 97:1-6)
Thank you, Father, for hearing our prayers and empowering us as Kingdom ambassadors on the earth. From the highest office in the land to the least known among men, may we all seek to know You more intimately, serve You more passionately, and praise You more fully so that all men will be saved. Through the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Memorial Day (Amazing Grace Bagpipes)



It's NOT about sales, barbecues and celebrating a long weekend. 
It's about honoring and remembering 
all the men and women 
who fought and died to make and keep America free.








Friday, May 24, 2019

A gem I found back in 2010 when O'bummer was in office

fRIDAY MAY 14, 2010 
 from my old blog eons ago, obviously

Obama's Economy is so bad that.....
…I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

…When I ordered a burger at McDonald’s and the kid behind the counter asked, “Can you afford fries with that?”

…CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

…If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

…Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

…McDonald’s is now selling the 1/4 ouncer.

…Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

…A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

…Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

…Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore.

…The Mafia is laying off judges and Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

And, finally…

…I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy that I called the Suicide Lifeline. I got a call center in Pakistan. When I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

Gaming Clips

Just a couple for now💗