Monday, December 24, 2007

Taking a break for the holidays

I am taking some time off from blogging for Christmas and New Years.

I will be blogging again in 2008! :D

-----Shay :o)

Saturday, December 8, 2007


Christian -

How DARE you? How DARE you?? I cannot BELIEVE how you have betrayed me!!

All of these years you have had such a lukewarm faith - never witnessing to anyone, never imposing your beliefs on anyone, never being bold about Jesus and what He has done in your life.

And now THIS!

Not only have you shared your belief, you shared it with one who was only HOURS away from being with me for ETERNITY!! That is the ultimate insult.

Whatever possessed you to go visit someone in the hospital anyway?? You never did that kind of thing before.

I just don't even know you anymore.


Do you really understand what happens when someone accepts Christ?

Accepting Christ isn't just something to help you have a better life or feel better - you have truly changed your eternal residence. You have changed your destiny from a place of fiery torment to a place of love, beauty and worshipping God.

Do you really get it?

Picture your darkest moment, your deepest despairing moment. Magnify that by a thousandfold. Add to that heat beyond imagining. Surrounded by demons. Cut off from loved ones. Thirst. Pain. Tormented by the demons that surround you.

There is a book by Bill Wiese called 23 Minutes in Hell. I highly recommend it. The word pictures he uses to describe Hell are striking. (I found my copy at Wal-Mart.) It brings the reality of what Hell is like.

Now, do you know what you do when you share the Gospel with someone? You offer them the chance to escape all of that. To have a wonderful eternity.

Who will you witness to today?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

So, you think some sins are worse than others?

Dear Christian -

My, how you did me proud today!

Looking down your nose at that woman you saw on the street corner today. Oh, you knew "what kind of woman" she was, didn't you? How disgusting! "How can any woman do that!" you thought. You quickly crossed to the other side of the street so as to avoid her, but not before you looked her up and down, wrinkling your nose, tsk tsking at her. Oh, you made sure she knew you did not approve of her lifestyle. The cross around your neck, glinting in the sunlight was a nice touch, too.

Did you notice the tear that slipped down her cheek as she lowered her head? No, I thought not. She will remember you for years to come, though.

You would never do something so vile as she does! You are so much better than that! Good for you to not associate with "those kinds" of people!

By the way - she has little education and 2 small children to support. Not that that matters to you. Just thought I would throw that in. Hehehehehehe

I have no problem accepting her into my place. She is my kind of people!

Thanks for another soul to torment!


In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, we find a list of people that will not inherit the kingdon of God. Note that the list lumps together prostitutes, idolaters and thieves with "slanderers" and "swindlers" - so that tells me that sin is sin - and we are all guilty of it.

The next verse (v. 11) goes on to say, "....and that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ...."

No sin is too great for God too forgive. No sin is too horrible for Christ to take away. The only thing that makes me different from the prostitute or thief or whatever is that I am saved. Christ took my sin. And He can take theirs, too.

But it will take Christians who love unconditionally to bring the message of that love to those who need it.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Don't pray. It's okay. Trust me.

Dear Christian,

When is the last time you prayed?

Oh, yes. That nasty little incident with the IRS. I forgot. That has been, what, 14 months ago?

You certainly were on your knees for weeks before that hearing. Praying to God. Praising God. Quoting Scripture to Him. Reminding Him of His promises. Blah blah blah.

Yes, you also gave a few lame prayers of thanks afterwards. Woo hoo. Big deal.

That's okay. I like you better this way. In "non-praying" mode.


Do you pray?

I don't mean the quick one-liners tossed up to heaven every so often. I mean really praying consistently for an extended length of time.

I know it can be hard. I am the homeschooling mom of four kiddos. Just having time alone to think is an accomplishment!

Prayer does things. It accomplishes things. If I have a problem, I rally my Christian friends and family to pray for me. Prayer works more miracles than worry any day of the week!

Matthew 18:19-20 says that if 2 agree and pray about an issue (of course, it must be something not at odds with God's laws), it will be done.

Proverbs 15:29 says He hears the prayer of the righteous (but is far from the wicked).

1 John 5:14-15 says we will have whatever we ask (according to His will) of Him.

Satan does not want us to pray because praying wages war on a spiritual level, and we are in a spiritual battle. Prayer moves the natural world on a spiritual level.

Pray. Pray every day. Pray without ceasing.

You will be surprised at the results if you do.