Sunday, July 3, 2022

God Bless the USA

 

We have much to celebrate this 4th of July.  Most certainly, we remember and celebrate our founders, and their decisions and actions that freed us from British rule, but this, Gail-Friends, is a very happy, special celebration for us.  God Has blessed America with three very important SCOTUS decisions:

  • The overthrow of Roe v Wade - I'm especially praising Him for this decision.  I've been praying for this to happen for decades - ever since abortion was made the law of the land in the 1970's.  Millions of babies died.  Millions of women have suffered mental problems because of those decisions.  I do feel for the women who want to abort their babies.  I found this on Focus on the Family:
    "In light of the historic Roe Vs. Wade decision made today, we want you to know that we are here to provide compassionate care for you and your baby.
    To find a local Pregnancy Resource Center near you, please visit https://bddy.me/3blqpGR
  • The preservation of American gun rights.  
  • The reigning in of the EPA.  This decision should set precedent for the removal of edicts from other government agencies that have made far-reaching decisions without the process of legislation.   

Let's give ADONAI praise!!!   HALLELUYAH!!!

At Golden Cottage, we celebrate Independence Day by putting out 100+ American flags (Jem does it), by going to a parade, and then joining friends for a meal at the American Legion.  We always watch the fireworks in our neighborhood - lots and lots of them.  Then we watch the celebration in Washington D.C, called A Capitol Fourth, on PBS.

 

I think I will add one more to that list - to read the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Have you ever read them?  Have you read them since your high school civics class?  Here's  a link for you. Founding documents

God bless you all, and God Bless the USA.  Here's a link to my favorite patriotic song.  I'll never forget when my daughter, Melissa, sang this song in front of thousands of people.  She did such a great job.God Bless the USA with lyrics - by Lee Greenwood 

 I'd love to hear what you do to celebrate Independence Day, Gail-Friends.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time To Say No

 

Dear Gail-Friends:

Nancy Campbell is a mentor to me and scores of other women.  This is her most recent email devotional.  It's so important.  Please share it.  She has given me permission to share her writings with others.  I recommend her website and her podcast.  I pray for her mantle to fall on each of us.  We were born for such a time as this - to stand strong against the evil one's plans to steal, kill, and destroy. 

June 02, 2022
Dear Gail,

This is the latest Women's Devotional.
Time To Say No

“Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them”
(Ephesians 5:11).

The devil wants our children. He will take the souls, minds, and hearts of our children if we let him. He wants to take them down his road of destruction. We cannot give him an inch, or he takes a mile. We must be fierce guarders!

Because the devil hates everything that God loves and planned for His creation, he robs women of their God-given home and mothering by wooing them into their careers. He robs children of being raised in the home which is their inheritance. He robs families of children that God has eternally destined for them by contraception, sterilization, and abortion. He robs marriages through pornography and adultery. He robs our silver and gold by tempting us to spend it on wasted material pleasures instead of God’s kingdom.

We see an example in the life of King Ahab in 1 Kings 20:2, 3. Ben-Hadad, king of Syria sent messengers to king Ahab of Israel: “Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.”

How dare he take ownership! They did not belong to him.

But what did king Ahab answer? “My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.” He even stated: “I denied him not” (1 Kings 20: 4, 7). Can you believe it? Because of the fear of man, or because he didn’t have the courage to stand up against king Ben-Hadad, he surrendered to him. He gave up everything that was most precious to him.

How sad to read such a testimony? And yet we can so easily get caught. God gives us our children to raise for Him and for God’s destiny. And yet we give them to daycares and hand them over to the state education system.

Somehow, even some Christian parents don’t mind that their children are taught that Islam is a peaceful religion (while we watch Islamic terror on TV). Many children in state schools have been asked to draw posters of the Five Pillars of Islam and pictures of the Prophet Muhammad, sing Islamic songs, wear Islamic clothes, construct a 3-D model of a mosque, design an Islamic prayer rug, and do calligraphy for “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet.” Yes, this is in American schools.

They don’t seem to mind that their children are openly taught about alternative lifestyles and that transgenderism is a choice for them. They may even be ignorant that the gay agenda now pushes their lifestyle in our state schools through books and curriculums (even on-line school). One of their latest books available to schools is “It’s Perfectly Normal” which contains material so sexually explicit that, according to the American Life League, it has been ruled inappropriate for prisoners by a Washington State court. Did you know that Ontario (Canada) passed a bill where children could be taken from the parents if they oppose their wanting to change their gender?

Some parents don’t mind that their children are taught that abortion is a woman’s right. They don’t seem to mind that their children are brainwashed in socialism. 
Let’s not give in like Ahab. Let’s have the courage to rise up and say No to the enemy! No to his robbing of all that God has given us.

Speak your confession out loud: “I will not give anything to the devil. He has no right over me. I am God’s possession. He has no right over my children, and I will not give him any authority over them. They are God’s possession, and I am their guardian.”
It’s time to say No.

Nancy Campbell

PRAYER:

“Dear Father God, please give me courage in this hour. Please save me from handing over my children to the devil’s plans. Help me to stand strong against liberalism and socialism and the lies and deception of the devil who wants to steal my children’s mind and hearts. Help me to guard them well. Amen.”

AFFIRMATION:

As a mother, I am on the guard against all deception and lies from the enemy. I say No to liberalism, socialism, progressivism and all plans steal my children from their God-given destiny.

LIFE TO THE FULL w/ Nancy Campbell. I know you will be so blessed. A new podcast comes out each Tuesday morning. You can go to the home page of Above Rubies to click on to it or go to: http://ARPoddy.buzzsprout.com

Monday, April 25, 2022

Reflections of a Mother

 


"Reflections Of A Mother"
(author unknown)
 
I gave you life,
but cannot live it for you..
I can give you directions,
but I cannot be there to lead you..
I can take you to church,
but I cannot make you believe..
I can teach you right from wrong,
but I cannot always decide for you..
I can buy you beautiful clothes,
but I cannot make you beautiful inside..
I can offer you advice,
but I cannot accept it for you..
I can give you love,
but I cannot force it upon you..
I can teach you to share,
but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect,
but I cannot force you to show honor..
I can advise you about friends,
but cannot choose them for you..
I can advise you about sex,
but I cannot keep you pure..
I can tell you about alcohol & drugs,
but I can't say "No" for you..
I can tell you about lofty goals,
but I can't achieve them for you..
I can teach you about kindness,
but I can't force you to be gracious
I can pray for you,
but I cannot make you walk with God...
I can tell you how to live,
but I cannot give you eternal life.
I can love you with unconditional love all of
my life... and I will...
All the days of my life..