Thursday, October 29, 2009

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? -- Spiritual Life

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? -- Spiritual Life

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hard Times Coming!!

This article was written by Michael Pearl!  You can find this article and so much more at  I want to share this with all of you I read this in the January-Febuary issue.

Hard Times Coming

Article by Michael Pearl, November 2008
For believers, there are bad times and then there are BAD times. A recession is not a bad time; it is an inconvenience.
Recession? Probably. We’ll get through it. DEPRESSION? Could be. But it will be good for the character of the church. Or Worse? Yes, something worse is coming.

I clearly remember every administration since Dwight Eisenhower, and I never heard a prominent official suggest that we could be on the verge of another Great Depression. But I am hearing it now. Sure, from time to time Christian alarmists come out with dire predictions, but not until now have political leaders dared suggest a possible return to the 1930s. My father told of collecting potato peelings out of garbage cans to make soup. Of course it is possible, but how probable? No one really knows.

For believers, there are bad times and then there are BAD times. A recession is not a bad time; it is an inconvenience. A bad time, with a little “b”, is a great depression when we are forced to eat “Gypsy Soup” in order to survive (see Debi’s article). A bad time can be a good time for the spiritual life of the nation, can bring out the best in the church and the family, and can create strength of character and enduring spirits.

A truly BAD time for us believers is when the state becomes hostile toward the Christian family and denies us the liberties to rear our children in a godly manner. That’s a BAD time. A BAD time is when the Department of Education forcibly assumes the role of overseeing the curriculum of homeschoolers, policing what parents teach their children in private. A BAD time is when the church is policed as to what it can say, the Thought Police arresting preachers for declaring the whole counsel of God regarding sin and righteousness. In Europe, preachers have been arrested for preaching that sodomy is a depravity contrary to nature. A BAD time is when ministers are silenced on pain of arrest for the crime of causing mental harm and guilt to children. A BAD time is when the State forbids parents from teaching their children the Word of God and encourages children to tattle on their parents as they did under the Communist rule during the fifties and sixties.

Bad times (with a little ‘b’) may come within the year—I said “may.” Who knows? And I don’t much care one way or the other. Families with small children should consider the Ant (Proverbs 6:6). But BAD times as described above are coming to America. There is already a famine for the Word of God—not the state’s fault—but there will be a time in the USA when the Word of God is openly forbidden, being labeled as “mentally unhealthy”.

When will this occur? I don’t know. But we can all see the trend. If you make a projection based on the present drift, it most certainly brings us to the BAD times in about ten to twenty years—maybe longer if there is a revival in the church. However, if the country is torn apart by extreme poverty and personal suffering, if violence so disrupts society that societal restructuring and social engineering are adopted, then Christians could be made the scapegoat as were the Jews in Hitler’s Europe. A nation that suffers greatly and sees no way out can be aroused to a hostile Nationalist spirit that is willing to believe the propaganda that the enemy within must be crushed for prosperity and stability to return. If a socialist or nationalist government were to publish propaganda that blames believers and the Bible for upsetting the country’s stability and prosperity, persecution could arise in one to five years.

The world is not going to get better. No political party is going to save us. Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4).

Our judges have neutered the Constitution insofar as it expresses Biblical principles and justice. That will not change, no matter who is in office. We just had an election between the bad and the very bad. This time, the very bad won. I think that God sometimes laughs as we choose our own form of judgment. Would it not be just for ten men and women to fall for every child the AMA digs out of the womb? You can be certain that abortion will continue, and with you, the taxpayer, footing the bill.

The USA leads the world in both the production and consumption of child pornography, with over one fourth of it depicting violence toward children. Judgment is surely at our door.

We will have socialized medicine to match the socialized schools and socialized culture now being engineered through the public schools and the digital entertainment industry.

The world stumbles around blindly, drunk on entertainment, while many Christians are planting “faith seeds” deep in the soil of avarice. The “emergent” church is emerging with a new christ, a gentle, tolerant, understanding christ who teaches us to love ourselves and lay down our narrow convictions for the greater good of a guiltless body of unified worshipers, swaying and swooning in a mega-Church and listening to light sermons from a New International Perversion. When the hymnbooks are closed, over half of the Christless-christian men hurry home to their computers to seek stimulation through pornography.

I am embarrassed to be called a “Christian preacher” and so be identified with the TV and radio charlatans hawking their latest key to a prosperous and fulfilled life. When people ask me what church I belong to, as part of the greater church I sometimes answer, “Laodicea,” which means “rights of the people”, defined in Scripture as the “lukewarm” church. It was the church that Jesus promised to spew out of his mouth (Revelation 3:14-20). He characterized it as a church that left him on the outside, knocking to get into the worship service. They were having a good time without him.

There will come a time when the state will threaten to take your children. It may not occur until after you have raised your now-young ones. It may be later when your children are raising their families, but it is coming—unless there is a revival in the church equal to the Great Awakening that saved England from the bloody revolutions sweeping Europe. Get passports for everyone in the family and keep them handy.

The only sign I see that indicates a revival is possible is the stone-cold deadness of the church and the empty psycho-savior doctrines of the modern apostate church. My hope is that as the church departs further and further from the truth, going to bed with the psychologists while dating the politicians, and “Christians” depart further and further from judgment, completely merging with the world, it will leave the overcomers standing alone to be recognized as the true historical representatives of the Biblical Jesus Christ—not the redesigned christ of the twenty-first century.

I am praying for a true revival, a deep down purity-in-the-inmost-being revival, a loving the Lord Jesus Christ, forsaking all, walking after the Spirit, telling your neighbor the good news revival, a taking the gospel to the whole world revival.

It may be that it will take suffering for us to get serious with God. I think so. And for that reason I am not in a panic to stay the reaping process that is surely coming. Let the fire burn away the chaff and lethargy of the structured church. Let the deprivation drive us to prayer. Let the world’s wholesale indulgence in sin actually cause us to hate it in our own souls so much that we would gladly take up our cross and follow him who died to save us FROM our sin.

When was the last time you sat with a house full of people, some weeping while singing “Tell me the old, old story”, or “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life”, and they all meant it? I so long for the days of purity in the inward parts.

There will assuredly be persecution, unless there is a revival from God of major proportions. But then, the church is not yet ready for a revival, wouldn’t even welcome it. What will it take to get our attention? BAD times are coming.

In the meantime, I am not going to stop being joyful, and I will continue to live in and enjoy the blessings of God, sharing the same “blessed hope” that has been an anchor to saints for 2000 years. I will bless my children and help raise my fourteen plus grandkids, expecting good things to come our way. Deb and I will be here helping families and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ even after they carry us away cold and stiff, for our printed material and audio and video material will be out there on the worldwide web, as well as in many nations of the world. Join us for our online Bible study, video and audio, each week. You can email me your questions any time at or call me 931-805-4820 while I am speaking. Go to and click on the TUNE IN LIVE! button to participate.

Hope you loved reading this article. Please pray!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Swine Flu Shots

What do they want to give my children!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day in our home

Hudson Vagabond Puppets

Today we went to see the Hudson Vagabond Puppets what a great fieldtrip.  It was so cold today I feel as if we never had a fall stright into winter.  Anyway we saw the Butterfly The story of a Life Cycle and my girls were in Awwwww!  Dady went along what a blessing to have him with us today.  In the past he would have had to work but today he was able to join us and out Local Homeschool Group.  Of course I forgot the camera so you will have to check out there website.

My Daybook October12th

For Monday October 12th

Outside my window...... it looks cold and sunny. It feels like winter very cold today.  This year it feels like winter is coming to fast and I am sad about that.  I really hate driving in the snow to get anywhere.

I am much I have planned and how I hope it all gets done. I am also thinking that I wish everyday my husband could be home with us.  How I long to have another baby but this month the Lord has said no and it makes me sad.

I am thankful... for the love I have for the Lord I love the Lord he gets me though everything and I have such a great relationship with him I could just talk to him all day long. I am thankful for my 6 little girls I can't even imagine a day without them they just make life wonderful.

From my kitchen... Minestrone soup what a great meal for a cold night. 

From our school room... we have a lot of fun things planned this week.  The older girls will continue working on their studies but we have added some new things.  We have decided to make a scrapbook of our History timeline Starting with Creation. I will be posting on that as we finish each page.

The younger girls finished D week with making dounts what a treat that was!!!

I am creating.... A list of Christmas gifts for my children.  Family has already started asking so I
need to finish these lists. Christmas is so close:)

I am reading.... One of my favorite magazines Above Rubies.  You can get a free copy and much more at Above Rubies.

I am going to start... writing in a prayer journal with all of my prayers.  I belive we pary for things , God answers our prayers but we never remember that we indeed asked for the very thing God has given us.  I am also going to start on my book I have wanted to write for some time.

I am wearing....My pajamas it is just one of those days again. 

I am hoping...that my husband has his prayers answered.  That he finds peace in the choice he needs to make for our family. That he knows we love him and stand behind him in everything.

Around the house...I need to dig out my Scrapbook stuff it is still in boxes from or move this summer.

One of my favorite things...Organic Lollipops in the past I bought these from Whole foods and I think Costco sells them.  I buy as much Organic as my wallet can handle.  These Lollipops are just the best.  There called yummyearth.  I found out today that I can now buy them off the internet which is great.  I live 120 miles round trip now from Costco and Whole foods. 

Plans for the week...  Lots of school work, A fieldtrip on Monday, and School pictures on Friday.

A picture I would love to share.....This was taken from my top deck at our home.  We live on the Lake which is just wonderful.  All I can say is  what an awesome God!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congrats Duggars!!!

What a wonderful day  congrats Josh and Anna!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Daybook October 5th

Today October 5th 2009

Outside my window.... I see a little sunshine which we have not had very much in the last couple of weeks. I am also thinking that this fall weather we're having is so great for taking a walk in. I think I will do just that.

I am thinking... about all the school papers I have to grade. That I will just go and sit with my children and cuddle because they grow so fast.

I am thankful... That the Lord Jesus Christ is living in my heart. I am really able to talk to him and there is a deep loving relationship with him. I am thankful that my husband has decided to take over the bills because as the head of the house it should be this way and I like to spend to much:) I am also thankful for our library we find almost everything we need online and then have it sent to our library. I picked up 38 items this week!!!!

From my kitchen... Cherry crisp dessert that we made for C week calling my name. My oldest daughter cleaning the dishes and putting the dirty ones in the dishwasher. Madelyn sweet Madelyn can see me and is on her way over to me from the kitchen:)

From the school room...this week I will be going over the letter D with V and J as we continue down the Alphabet path. We took a couple of days off so we need to get back on track tomorrow. The older girls our doing great and still working on there daily assignment's. K is on to a new book Heidi and grace is still working on Homer Price they are loving it.

I am creating....a book list to keep in our library of everything we have read this year. Still working on my Christmas list and have already started putting everything together. I love this siteChristmas Site this has made the holidays so much simpler.

I am reading....Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930's. I found this cookbook really more then a cookbook at carrvalley. They also have the best cheese around well worth the money.

I am going start reading through the bible in a year with my husband. I thought about waiting till January but why wait.

I am wearing... very warm pa jams form Carole hochman. These are so comfy and cute. They have all different kinds of socks all over them. My girls love it when I wear these it's like going to a sleep over as a kid. They just make you feel young and I could use some of that these days.

I am be on my blog more. I have so much to say and so much I want to share. I am also hoping to be blessed with a baby this month:)

I am hearing....the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Viking playing in the back round and my husband sleeping poor guy. Yes I am finishing this post after dinner things got a little crazy in our house tonight but that's just our life crazy and fun!!

Around the house...I am hoping to clean my office from all the paperwork I said I would get to but then did not. I am also hoping to get our family schedule done of chores so the family can stay on track and we know where we our going.

One of my favorite things...sleeping next to my husband at night.

A few plans this week.... getting back on track with school,

  • Monday- Nothing planned but watching he Packer game tonight and grading papers
  • Tuesday- Start our letter D week, make donuts, and RSVP to a party we were invited to.
  • Wednesday- lots of school work because daddy is off Thursday from work
  • Thursday- Hubby will be home today and we will be making more applesauce.
  • Friday- We have a field trip with one of our home school groups on a canoe and exploring the great outdoors.
A picture I would love to share....

Our girls at a resort near our home.  We stopped and had lunch as a treat YUMMMM!!

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