"Only one life, 'twill soon be past
Only what's done for Christ will last."

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Heads up to my readers:

There is a major spiritual battle raging right now. It's affecting all of us whether we know it or not.

Forces of Antichrist are mustering, and if you know loved ones who are not saved, be prepared for them to attack you in unprecedented ways.

Be comforted that this is a spiritual battle, that  you have the armor and sword of God's Word. He will fight for you, so rest in His Truth.

Satan is so mad right now! He knows his time is short.

Maranatha!

From Chris Pinto

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Snow Tales

I'm sorry. It's been so long since I've had time to write. You dear faithful readers are so special to me, and I appreciate your willingness to keep checking up on Corgi Hollows.

What a Spring!

Last Saturday, on the way home from the deli, I drove west on US Highway 12. I've never seen a US Highway in that condition, at least 6 inches of snow on the pavement, blowing snow, crazy weather!

It was a Blizzard.

I was able to get off of the highway, but not at our own road. I had to drive past it to a more major road, where a plow had sometime gone through.

I was driving a car, not a truck, and the snow was over a foot deep!

Needless to say, I got stuck. I was a mile from home and going nowhere.

The adventure began.

Blizzards are known for their wind. Thankfully it is April, and the temperatures were not sub-zero. They were certainly sharp, though, and the snow was literally blowing horizontally---not vertically. I got out of the car to scrape off the emergency flasher lights, as ice was encrusted all over the entire car.

I called my knight-in-shining-armor, my husband, and he and Cheri intrepidly started out from home with four shovels. They made their way northward into the wind to get to my rescue. I worried.

It was deemed impossible to get the car a mile through deep snow to our own driveway, so we opted into backing the car 1/4 of a mile to the nearest neighbor's driveway.

Thankfully we know these folks. They rent our hayfield to feed their six Herefords.

After safely parking off road we started out (on foot) through the foot-deep snow toward home.

I didn't have boots on, but my jeans covered the tops of my shoes, and the effort to get through the raging storm certainly kept me warm!

It was an experience I'll not soon forget. I don't remember a weather event quite like that in my life!

Thankful that the power stayed on, and Ed had a cozy fire going at our return.

We were holed up for two days!


Our Choir concert was postponed until May 6. It simply was unwise to hold it, as many of our choir members are over 70, and most of the audience fits that age group too.

Interesting times we live in.

Yesterday was Israel's birthday. The UN ratified the country on May 14, but this is the anniversary of its existence. Seventy years is considered by some to be a generation. There is a prophecy about a generation not passing away before the Messiah returns. The Watchmen are truly watching.

Are you ready?

Things are happening at a dizzying pace. I hardly know how to classify different events these days----prophetically fulfilled, prophetically significant, or completely unrelated!

But everything is related. We don't live in a vacuum, and everything has a bearing on everything else.

For want of the the nail, the shoe was lost, for want of the shoe the horse was lost, for want of the horse the soldier was lost. For want of the soldier the battle was lost, for want of the battle the victory was lost.

A pithy saying? Certainly some truth.

Perhaps more than we even know!


I like to think that whatever we do matters. Why would God says to us "Whatever ye do, do it unto Him?" I think there is a pattern of impact that can start with the smallest nudge.

That's why I keep writing. I know that my blog is insignificant. It matters to few people in the world. But it still matters. I still feel the conviction to live life openly and at peace with God, showing His power in my life and how He has blessed me.

We've had our trials. Just read back!!!

But God is FAITHFUL!

He has provided the "grid" for my life and my family's lives. I can truly bless His name for giving me such joy and peace in this world in spite of pain and trouble.

I may not be persecuted and driven from my home YET, but I can still praise God, and that is good practice for when or if that DOES happen in my life.

As I was scraping ice off the car I was singing a song (as loud as I could, into the wind) that we are singing for our spring concert--"I will lift up mine eyes to the hills! From whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Maker of Heaven and Earth!"

What a great song to have in my heart and on my lips in a storm of epic proportion.

It was almost laughable! And I did laugh.

God is so good. Maker of heaven and earth, He cares about me and my snow-stuck Ford Fusion.

May His Name be praised.

I hear tell of temps in the 60's next week. These deep snows will disappear in a flood!
WELCOME, SPRING!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Strange Bedfellows

Bear with my stream of thought (per usual) today. I just listened to a radio podcast from Brannon Howse.

He was supposed to have been here in the Twin Cities this past weekend for a "Worldview Weekend."

The conference was shut down, cancelled by the hotel which was to host the event. Why? Because they had received threats from Antifa and Black Lives Matter about the event.

What is so strange about this? Brannon Howse is anti-socialist. He's anti-Fascist. He's pro Christian.

He's anti-terrorist. I've listened to him for years, and heaven help us!

For him to be shut down in several cities is beyond belief.


What are we coming to?

If liberals and Muslims are on the same team it says one thing------"HATE CHRISTIANS AND JEWS!"


I'm on the Christian/Jewish team. I'm perfectly fine with my liberal friends and my Muslim friends----I enjoy our talks, our friendship!

Because that is Christianity! We are commanded to LOVE OUR ENEMIES.


If love doesn't characterize your faith, you are not a true believer. Examine your heart! Repent! Follow the Word of God!


I have great issues with the Jesuits in the Catholic Church. Many of my friends are Catholic, and they are unaware of the Jesuit Counter-Reformation movement. It was birthed in the Inquisition and it never quite died. There are those that spread a false notion that Christianity morphs. No, it doesn't. Christianity is based on the Bible, and the Bible doesn't change. We have the Jewish manuscripts in Hebrew (very reliable) and we have the Byzantine manuscripts for Greek. Wycliffe, Luther and other early Reformers used these, fresh from the East. They are the most reliable.

We can trust our Bibles. Even if the Counter-reformation tried to undermine the authority of Scripture we still have the most reliable ancient book in existence.

We follow the Word of God, and that is the most humane and loving Word that exists.


So how do Muslims and Liberals end up together in a protest against Biblical Christianity?

SATAN.

The devil is behind this, and since he is the author of fascism he cannot stand to see it fail. Liberal fascism and Islamic fascism is the most lethal type of fascism. It gave birth to Communism, Socialism, Fabian Socialism and the Marxist Order of the Jesuits.

It's all there. Here's the link! Strange bedfellows? They are joined at the hip.

How bizarre to see anti-feminist, anti-homosexual, anti freedom Muslims teaming with feminists, homosexuals and racist Africans.  (I don't like to even use the term "racist" as I don't believe "race" even exists---except in one form, HUMAN) Those that perpetuate the importance of skin color are rightly labeled racist, though, and it comes in all walks of life on earth.

Why would anyone want to protest against those who hate racism, bigotry, sin in all its forms?

SATAN.

Satan makes strange bedfellows, and he delights in the demise of people. I can imagine his glee at the attacks on Christ's followers.


Just because we plainly avow that all sin is bad doesn't make us people of hate. Believers LOVE the sinner! We love our enemies.

Satan sides with anyone who is against God, and since God is Holy, Satan makes up this huge lie that we really are all "good enough" to get to heaven on our own merit, earning our way, not doing really bad stuff, comparing ourselves to others. We don't need a personal relationship with Jesus Christ because God WOULDN'T send so many people to hell! This is a lie from the pit of hell.

We are already condemned to eternal hell. As Jordan B. Peterson writes in his book about 12 rules to live by, hell was aptly demonstrated in the 20th century with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. But even that earthly hell doesn't compare with the eternal lake of suffering fire.

Thank God for His salvation!

Thank God for His love for us! While we were yet sinners, Christ died for US! Salvation is in NO OTHER NAME.

You must repent. You must believe. You must follow Christ. There is no other way. Don't blame God for your own failings. God is who He is. Anything that isn't described in the Bible about His character isn't God. If you only like part of it, not the whole, you are worshiping an idol. God is who He says He is. Unchanging, pure, holy, just, and merciful in providing a way of salvation by dying on the cross for our sins.

So believe.

Last night, at the jail, a spiritual encounter took place that fooled me at first. I thought the words and testimony of one of the women was genuine. Later I learned that she is deeply involved in the occult. She was masquerading as a person of Christ.


It happens.

How can we ever be sure, then?


TEST the SPIRITS!!! The Bible plainly tells us to do this. We need to be on guard for Spiritual encounters with darkness, warfare, at all times. Those of us who are on the front lines mostly recognize this warfare by the grace of God, but ALL of us are affected by it.

WAKE UP!


The noose is tightening. We know that the Anti-Christ rises to power in a Global Government. We know that the world is slipping into an Orwellian "1984" state.

Fasten your seat belts.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"Very Conservative"

Facebook labels us now for ad intake.

I checked my label and it was-----You guessed it!


Actually I don't think of myself as "very conservative."

I define myself as pro-Jesus, pro-life, pro-evangelism.

What am I anti?

I am anti-racist, anti-sin, anti-globalist, anti-communist.

I love mercy and justice. I want people to understand God's creation as He intended it, and I want people to know the TRUTH!

The truth will set you free.


I could really care less about political labels. They are meaningless. I'm a registered Republican, and I'm thankful for the history of that party (Abraham Lincoln, for example). I feel very little affinity to Republicans, but I'm still under that label. I'm extremely wary of secret societies or even anything connected to them.

Things about any club or formal association bug me. Even the National Council of Churches. These clubs form and seek power to change others.

That's not freedom or liberty in Christ.


That bugs me.

I realize that people make stupid mistakes, dumb decisions, sinful ones. We are all sinners. We all do make these wrong actions. Often the natural consequences of these things correct us.

We don't need the United Nations cramming the solution down our throats. We are smart enough to learn and go on, free to do right. This is true freedom.

Remember, we are all under authority. It is preferable that it is God's alone. He is the master Ruler.

People in authority always get it wrong. Did you hear Walter Cronkite's threat in the YouTube clip I posted below? They have WAYS to make you obey.

That's the danger of a Marxist New World Order. Religion will be prescribed as it is in Communist China now. One may not "literally believe" a creed without it agreeing to the elite's stipulations.

"1984" needs to be must reading. Orwell was a committed Fabian Socialist until he saw the devastating results of Socialism. He wrote his book as a protest.

Better take note. We are already there.

You are being watched constantly. You are already pegged. You are living in a surveillance world, and you can't kid yourself that you can escape it.

Truly, it's already here.



Better turn to the One who defeats the system right now.

Anyone with the mark of the Beast is thrown into the Lake of Fire. Watch out! Be alert. Be sober!

Your adversary, the devil, is like a prowling lion, and he's gorging on the souls of the New World Order.


Maranatha!

Revealing the Globalist Plan

Athaliah

This year my goal is to read four chapters a day in the Bible. I'm already well into Second Chronicles and I've read the story of Ahab, Jezebel, Jehu, Jehoram, Athaliah and Jehoida several times. It's recorded over and over.

Such significance.

Each time I read it I am appalled at the wickedness of "God's People," the Israelites. I'm also amazed at God's mercy, and His fulfillment of His promises.

These stories are not boring. They are gruesome, full of action, and hard to read for me. I have an overactive imagination.

God is a Just Person. He always was, always will be.

That is fearsome for humankind.


His holiness prevents sin from His presence. Jesus bridged the gap, paid the price, restored relationship. God sees Jesus when He beholds us, His own children. WE CAN'T DO A THING to earn His goodwill. Impossible. The Apostle Paul tried to nail that truth into people, but they just don't get it.

They prefer to "do" things for a false god, in pride and self justification, rather than humble themselves and repent.


Athaliah was a horrible human being. Wicked to the core, she influenced an entire kingdom against God. When her son, the king, was brutally murdered, she murdered every single member in the kingly line-up, every one that she could find.

A princess hid a young toddler in a chamber and smuggled him away to grow up with Jehoida, the priest.

Jehoida's righteous influence on this child changed the course of the kingdom for good.


Please read 2 Chron. 20 for the whole story. You'll be fascinated.

There are so many things to apply from this story! I'll focus on one.

Athaliah was a mother who wielded much power and influence. Being evil, she reveled in sinful customs. We all know sin can be pleasurable, for a time, and we all know that we naturally revert to sin. It's easy. It's our nature. "In sin did my mother conceive me."

It's much more difficult to do righteously. It's almost impossible to have purely righteous thoughts and intent. Pride is always the default sin, and it's the one that got Lucifer.

Thank the LORD he's got a solution for those thoughts in eternity. We are washed in the blood of the Lamb, and we are counted righteous.


But for now, we have them. We all have them. Human nature is tainted.

There's no solution for it except Christ alone. "There is salvation in none other." (Acts 4:12)

Athaliah followed her own pride and power. She worshiped idols and lived for her own pleasure. The Bible says that she was the king's counselor, so she had access to influence. Then, she became a self-declared monarch.

I wonder if we recognize Athaliah in ourselves at all, because that spirit is in all of us.

When you unleash a sinful spirit you have no sense of true righteousness.


Last week there was a horribly sad situation in California where a family of eight were killed. It appears that the perpetrator was one of the mothers of the group. She had chosen a lifestyle that catered to her own pleasure. Her god became herself. She became the ruler of her own world.

When her world clashed with God's world she chose a path that had no moral significance, just as she had lived. Murder is no worse than anything else, right?

Too often people in alternative lifestyles lose their moral moorings completely. You'd be amazed at the murder/suicide rates among these individuals. It makes perfect sense, though. When you abandon your morals life becomes a fuzzy mess of existentialism. Murder is nothing to such an existence. It's part of what you choose.

Scary thought.

Atheists always have a weak argument for this. They insist that preventing harm is an evolutionary trait. Their position is easily disproved. If that were the case we'd all be nurturing and loving. None of us are! The feelings a mother has for her baby are certainly natural, but when that child defies her something inside of the mother dies. It's natural. We still love, but there are natural consequences of sin! Relationships suffer from sin.

Athaliah is a prime example!



We NEED God's moral Laws to keep us from such madness. We need to choose righteousness. We need to repent from sin.

God is LOVE, God is GOOD! God is merciful and wonderful.
Why would anyone choose anything but God?!

It is in our sinful nature to seek our own way.


Athaliah was a seeker of her own way. God prevailed. She was destroyed, and God's plan was carried out despite her satanic role in attempting to thwart it.

God's plan is always carried out. He's all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present.

Get on His side today, and live for Him. He loves you. He wants to use you in His kingdom work. He wants you to snatch souls from the fire of hell (Jude 23).

Get on it!

Maranatha!!!



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Monday, April 2, 2018

Power of Music

New Forensic Evidence Validates The Shroud Of Turin And The Resurrectio...

New World Order

Nudges

The spring is upon us, but here in Minnesota you'd never know. There's several inches of snow outside and the temps are wicked.

A new storm is blowing in this afternoon.

Perhaps Spring really will come someday.

Yes. It will. It appears to be nudging it's way toward May.



I've been busy with spring break activities as I'd planned, some cleaning, some reading, some cooking.

We had a lovely dinner yesterday with all sorts of scrumptious delicacies. I felt nudged to make carrot dishes, so we made Russian "Korean" Carrot Salad (Ahoo-ah!! Pepper and Garlic!) and Lincoln Del Classic Carrot Cake----pineapple, golden raisins, pecans, coconut---with cream cheese frosting. Delicious.

Margaret was home. Her friend was here for the week and much sewing commenced. Cheri has a new gown and cloak that is truly epic with hand sewn bead work. A few weeks ago a local dress design business had a material sale. One dollar a yard kind of sale. Velvets and satins, chiffons and shoes were being sold at ridiculously low prices.

We can indulge our Medieval garb affinity now, with so much gorgeous material! These dresses need five or six yards minimally, so regularly priced fabric is impractical.

I'd love to see the gorgeous gowns of the 1000's-1500's make a comeback fashion-wise.  With Cheri's beautiful dresses we can hope for a nudge in that direction.

We can hope!

Spiritual nudges have been taking place all over the world. I've been battling depression over the past few days and I know that it is linked to the sadness everywhere.

Venezuela
Gaza
Italy
North Korea
Germany
England

Within my circle of friends and acquaintances there are crises on every front. Weighing times!

And can you believe what was disclosed about an interview the Pope had with a close friend? No hell, he declared.

There are too many "Evangelicals" who believe that too.

Perhaps you are one of those people who senses a nudge toward the Truth that God wrote in Scripture. The Bible is His Word, and when you ignore it for Jesus Christ Superstar you will eventually pay with your eternal soul.

---LORD, we did miracles in your name!     Depart from me. I never knew you.----

His Word is really what we have.

I hear that there is a travelling exhibit about the Shroud of Turin coming to LaCrosse, Wisconsin this week. It's a full-sized photographic representation of the shroud, plus information displays and lectures about the shroud.

I've got several books about the shroud. I've read quite a bit about it. The most convincing thing about the shroud being Jesus' actual grave clothes is the x-ray like images that appear on the cloth. One researcher said it was "as if" some electrical energy pulsed through the cloth and left the image of a crucified man, exactly described in the Gospel accounts.

Pretty convincing. Something supernatural.

I believe, like others, that the shroud is evidence for an unbelieving, humanistic, existential and atheistic generation----ours----in the LAST DAYS.

Believe you will live for decades and the earth will go on as is all you want. The Shroud of Turin is a nudge for you to believe that Jesus did die, did rise from the grave, is God, and is coming for His Bride, the Church of Jesus Christ.

It's a big nudge.

If you felt the nudge, you need to repent of ALL your sin before Christ. You need to ask His forgiveness. You need to ask Him to save your soul and make you BORN AGAIN.

"Lord Jesus,
Thank you for saving me, a sinner. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins! Thank you for your promises in the Bible.
I'm sorry for my sin. I wish to ask you for the power to turn away from all sin, to turn toward you. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and make me born again. I repent, Lord.
AMEN!"

Please pray that prayer. Ask Jesus for whatever you want! He always answers-----and no is an answer, but the prayer of salvation is always answered YES! Humble your hearts, and turn from sin.

We are in the last days. Israel turns 70 this year. Things are not sustainable as they are. We are winding down. Wars, rumors of wars plague the newsfeed. Disease and famine are rampant. (They shouldn't be, but they are.) Earthquakes are occurring in diverse places. Don't you see how the Bible is being validated by its prophecies coming true?

We are looking at a blatant globalist society making its presence known.

These are nudges, friends.

Jesus was a nationalist. He's the God of Nations! He created the genetic code with all of its diversity locked in it. He loves the nations and the variety of them!

It was the spirit of Babylon, the tower of Babel, that went against diversity. Globalism began back in Genesis. It is the spirit of the age of fallen mankind.

Don't you see it? It's plain as day.

You are being nudged to find the Truth that sets you free, right now.


Pray the prayer of repentance and tell a friend you did it. "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead YOU SHALL BE SAVED!"
Romans 10:9

You are being nudged.