COOK SOMETHING BOLD & PUNGENT DAY

TL 11-8 COOK SOMETHING BOLD & PUNGENT DAY

 

11-8 A BOLD & PUNGENT WITNESS

Well, if you need a reason to get out of bed today – do I have a great one for you!  Today is COOK SOMETHING BOLD & PUNGENT DAY!!!

I would also call this HAVE AN ANTACID READY DAY!  To be honest, my stomach is not as strong as it used to be.

When I think of the word BOLD, I’m reminded of the book of Acts in God’s Holy Word, The Bible.

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.   – Acts 4:31

As you celebrate this special day, I invite you to take another look at the book of Acts.  Once God’s Holy Spirit is in your heart and life, you cannot help but speak the Word of God with boldness.  The last days are near, I believe, and this passage is especially true:

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  – Acts 2:17-21

The word pungent carries a negative connotation under normal circumstances – it indicates that something is almost too strong.  But listen to this definition I found:

Pungent:  having a strong effect on the mind because of being clever and direct.

Ah…  so I think it would be a good idea to not only speak with boldness, but have a strong effect on the mind of others by being clever and direct – be pungent as well!

Here’s an idea – find that perfect recipe and cook something bold & pungent.  Invite some like-minded people over for dinner to help you enjoy and appreciate this special day.  Also invite some folks who are not Christians yet – and share not only a great dinner (antacid for dessert), but your faith with them.  Just some bold & pungent food for thought!

Be bold & pungent.  🙂

 

 

 

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INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DAY

TL 8-29 INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS DAY

8-29 GRANDADDY'S ADALYNN

I wrote this little poem for my friend Barb. Her granddaughter, Adalynn is such a sweet baby. On a daily basis I see video of her on facebook and she is growing up before my very eyes!

My prayer is that little Adalynn will enjoy as many freedoms in America as I have. I pray that when she is my age (old), she will have the right to be the administrator of a Christian blog if she wants to. Frankly, I am concerned that the liberties and freedoms of Christians is going to be compromised – soon.

I was watching the Kelley File this evening on FOX news. She said the technology is available to our Federal government that would censor “HATE” language. So, in essence, this post would be taken down because I just typed the word HATE in it. Did I mention anything about HATING anyone or anything? No, but it won’t matter because the word HATE is typed here (three times). The problem is, my writing could be judged as hateful and banned from view. Censorship goes against my Constitutional rights! I hope we as Christians are protected by the Constitution for the long haul. The fact is, that could go away too. We need to wake up, Christian America!

I don’t support ugliness by anyone! I like to talk about the hope, peace, and love found in Christ Jesus. That is who I am and always will be. Having said that, I am also not digging on anyone going through my facebook account, email, blog or anything else I exercise my God-given right to speak FREELY in. Butt out, Uncle Sam!!! Peddle your micro-management paranoia elsewhere!

Who decided that the American people could not be trusted to use the brains that our Lord, Master and Creator gave us? ISIS wants to kill us and all you can do is think of ways to make your own people’s lives miserable online? Really? There’s this thing called priorities…

Sweet little Adalynn needs the same freedoms in America that her mother and grandmother enjoy. She should be able to chat online about her Jesus without fear in her own country. Don’t you agree? ❤

A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (16)

GOD OWNS THE CATTLE
This is a very scary time in history, not only in our country, but around the world. There is one source of comfort for Christians. Our God never changes, but stays the same. He loves us and cares for us more than anyone. We’ve read in the Bible time and again that we are not to worry about anything, but pray about everything and trust our God to take care of us and supply our every need.

Comfort can be found in trusting Christ. Pray and ask Jesus to help you stay calm and do the next thing. He calls us to be brave soldiers but we need to remember that we are nothing without Him!

Our God absolutely owns His creation. He has all of this mess under control. I don’t know what lies ahead for any of us, but one thing I do know, God will take care of His own.

The next time you are tempted to embrace fear, think about Who holds your hand throughout your life. This is His plan and He loves you. If that does not immediately bring a calm feeling over you, I don’t know what will.

Every day we are closer to our last day on planet earth, whether that means we go to heaven in death or we go in the rapture. That is all we know. No man knows when Christ will return for His own. Christ Himself does not even know – only God knows the exact time.

God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith. but it’s worth the wait.  – Unknown

Let not your heart be troubled. Believe that God has it under control and that Jesus will take care of you. Ask God’s Holy Spirit to guide and direct your paths with each passing day. He’s faithful and honors those requests. He wants us to lean on Him for guidance and answers. ❤