Monthly Archives: February 2016

MYSTICISM MONDAY – WARNING YOU OF HOW MYSTICISM IS NOW RAPIDLY ENTERING THE CHURCH AND DECEIVING MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY

AND HOW DO FOLKS CHECK OUT MESSAGES ECEIVED…MORE :SPIRIT” FEELINGS? THE BIBLE SHOULD BE OUR REFERENCE POINT!

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Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation, or has your pastor been preaching on it? Have you been involved in “ChristianYoga, Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, or Lectio Divina? Well, this series of posts in the new Category of posts that I have entitled, ‘MYSTICISM MONDAYS,‘ will attempt to not only peel back the layers of the many forms of spiritual deception that have been entering the church in order to reveal them to you as being lies of the enemy of our souls, but also the intention of these posts is to present you with the truth of God’s Word in order to expose the spiritual dangers of these practices.

Lord willing, at least once a month…

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What Do “Certificates of Purity” Communicate to Sexual Assault Survivors?

IT SETS UP AUTOMATIC FAILURE AND CONDEMNATION TO ANY WHO WERE VICTIMS AND NOW HAVE LITTLE RECOURSE TO BE MADE WHOLE AGAIN. FRANKLY–THIS IS NOT ACTING IN LOVE TOWAD OTHERS!

Homeschoolers Anonymous

By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator

Content warning: discussion of child sexual abuse.

By now you have likely heard about the increasingly viral story of Brelyn Bowman and her father, Pastor Mike Freeman. Pastor Freeman glowingly shared on social media the fact that his daughter presented to him, on her wedding day, a “Certificate of Purity.” Brelyn wrote on Instagram that she “present[ed] a certificate of purity to [my father] signed by my doctor that my hymen was still intact.” This fact — that Brelyn has an intact hymen — is the evidence used to demonstrate that she preserved her “purity” until her wedding day.

There are problems with this scenario, which many internet commentators have addressed. For example, there are plenty of non-sexual activities one can engage in that can break a person’s hymen — riding a bike, gymnastics, even performing a worship dance in your church. There are also plenty of sexual 

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USED TO NOT BE THIS WAY!

USED TO NOT BE THIS WAY!

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Back when kids had parents,

The Bible was allowed in school…

Kids shooting themselves, so to speak

Were exceptions  not increasingly the rule!

Common sense fled out the window

And in this economy…

Wise employers look on FACEBOOK

Private lives posted publicly!

It really is her very own fault

Being targeted by a selfish letter…

If she’d been taught how to used her brains

The outcome would have been better!

–Jonathan Caswell

Millennial discovers the real world: Fired 2 hours after complaining online about her salary

SO—NOW SHE KNOWS! I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHAT I POST HERE–IT HAS COME RIGHT BACK AND BITTEN ME!  SOMETIMES DESERVEDLY.

Fellowship of the Minds

This is a true story about a precious snow flake named Talia Jane, who is emblematic of everything that’s wrong with America’s Millennials, aka Generation Y — those born between 1980 and the early 2000s, who would be 18 to 30 years old today.

Talia Jane's pic on Twitter

Talia Jane was a 25-year-old San Francisco Yelp employee, her first job after college. But Talia didn’t like the fact that Yelp paid her only minimum wage, at $12 an hour. So she wrote an open and very long 2,000-word letter to Yelp’s CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Stoppelman, and posted it online on medium.com on Feb. 19, 2016.

In her letter, Talia said that she majored in English literature in college and always wanted to work in media. She moved to San Francisco, a high-cost city, because she likes the weather, incurring credit card debt from the move. She has a car and lives alone in…

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IT WAS TOO MUCH!

IT WAS ALL TOO MUCH!  😀

Saturday I worked for a buddy,

His Dad in hospital bloody…

internal bleeding

His life receding,

The future looked muddy.

Had little to do so blogged,

Blogged and blogged and blogged…

Wrote poetry

Piled up to the knee,

Enjoying reactions when logged!

That double shift took me out,

Missing church that Sunday–slept it out…

Managed to write

That Sunday night,

But I am all poured out!!!

Did a couple of “biggies” today,

Before wending my way…

To employment

And further enjoyment,

Of my blogger friends—HOORAY!

–Jonathan Caswell

Lonely Author: My First Pedicure

HEY—THEY’RE ONLY TOE NAILS!!!! BUT I FIND IT HARD TO REACH ALL THE WAY DOWN THERE TO WASH, LOTION, ETC,!

The Lonely Author

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“You never had a pedicure?” Stunned, my wife and daughter stared at me.

Maybe the Chimp needed to get in touch with his feminine side.

Coming home from my doctor’s appointment, I journeyed into a beauty salon.

To ignore the strange looks from the women I picked up a magazine.  Apparently, Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t feel like a woman anymore.

A tiny Asian woman led me to chair that stood above a tub. Removing my sneakers, socks, and rolling up my jeans, I sank my feet into the warm water.

I could get used to this.

I started clever salon conversation. “Are you excited about the new season of ‘The Voice?’”

The thin woman next to me made awful sounds with her gum as if she learned to chew by watching cattle grazing.

Forget the conversation.

This Chimp knows there’s no greater turn off than a man with crusty nails. So…

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Balcony Cloud View

THESE COULD BE PART OF THE SAME SKY MY WIFE AND I ENJOYED A SUNSET IN…THE OTHER DAY! GOOD JOB, ROBIN!

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The continuation of the

beautiful clear azure sky,

puffy and creamy clouds

reflected into windows.

The little “puffs” look

like Native American

smoke signals.

The purple strip with

bright pink edge reminds

me of layered distant

hills and plains.

photo by reocochran,

taken February 6, 2016.

imaginings by Robin.

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