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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Every American Needs to See This Movie!

The Butler is a comprehensive collection and overview of the condition of our nation before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement. A young boy witnesses the murder of his father on a cotton plantation. Then he is taken in by the murderer's grandmother and learns how to become a house servant. She also gives him a book and he learns how to read. When he is a teenager, she tells him to leave the plantation and get away to save his life.
One night on his journey, he walks past a hotel pastry shop and out of hunger, he breaks the window. He is sitting in there eating a cake when the man in charge finds him, bandages his hand and ends up hiring him as a maƮtre d'. He begins to be noticed and requested by important people until he reaches Washington DC and ultimately becomes part of the White House staff, where his character is played by Forest Whitaker.
He serves under 6 Presidents starting with Dwight D Eisenhower, and acquires a certain amount of knowledge regarding the White House and the people who come and go. He is content with and devoted to his job, so much so that his wife, played by Oprah, almost leaves him.
Most of the stress of the movie is a result of his son, played by David Oyelowo, who goes back down South to attend a University in Tennessee, where he becomes embroiled in the Civil Rights Movement, on several occasions, almost to the exclusion of his life.
While Forest Whitaker’s character struggles to deal with racial injustice at the White House, including but not limited to his paycheck; he hates that his son has gone back to where he started, to be at the mercy of foes such as the Ku Klux Klan.
The wonder of the movie occurs when Barack Obama becomes President and the father has an occasion to see the bigger picture and comes to the realization that his son’s heroics were not all in vain. 

This is a story of triumph, not only for African Americans, but for every American who still believes in “equality for all”.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When is a Good Time to Tell Someone About Jesus?

Friday, June 13, 2014

My Little Chickadee

The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in the form of a dove when He was baptized. Sometimes it's almost like He has descended upon me in the form of a sparrow, hallelujah. My first angelic encounter with the little winged wonders of creation occurred some time before I made Jesus my Lord and was born again. I can’t say to the day when the little sparrow came into my furnace, but I know it was fall, because it was getting chilly; which is why I flipped the nearby switch on the wall and went out to the living room to adjust the thermostat. Just as I did that there was a whooshing sound and rustling coming from down the hallway. I had to take off the front panel and remove the blower motor to get that cute little guy out of there. When I think about it now I’m surprised that it so easily let me pick it up and that it stayed so calmly in my hand until I opened the back door and released it. I put the blower motor back on the furnace, replaced the front panel, flipped the switch, and headed for the living room to once again set the thermostat; but just before I got it within firing range I heard that same whooshing and rustling sound again. I turned the thermostat back down. That’s when my husband started to pay attention because I shouted, “What in the world is that bird doing back in the furnace?!!!” I went down the hallway, took the front panel off, removed the blower motor and gently picked up the little bird from inside the furnace and this time, I went all the way around to the front door and released it. I went back down the hallway, put the blower motor back on, replaced the front panel, flipped the switch, and went back out to the living room to set the thermostat. I felt the click; I heard the familiar rumble signaling that the furnace was getting ready to fire up. Then I heard another sound that was becoming familiar ‒ it was a whoosh and a flutter. I shouted at my husband, “I CANNOT believe it. That bird went right back up there and right back down into the furnace!” I turned the thermostat back down, went down the hallway, flipped the switch, removed the front panel and took out the blower motor; but this time it was way down inside, rustling around at the bottom of the furnace and there was no way I could reach it. Sometimes I’m not the quickest person in the world, but even though I wasn’t saved, I read the Bible almost every day. I remembered Jesus talking about sparrows (Matthew 10:29) and he said, “…one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” So I prayed a silent prayer to God, “If you will just get that bird to come up out of there, I promise, I won’t turn the furnace on.” Why I prayed that, I don’t know; for some reason, it seemed appropriate. Then an incredible thing happened ‒ that little grey bird came hopping up out of that furnace all by itself! It hopped up onto the furnace ledge and hopped down onto the floor. It was all smoky, and its little tail feathers were almost totally burned off. I picked it up, cuddling it as gently as I could, wrapping it in a towel. “I’m sorry little birdie.” I said, “I’m so sorry.” and set it carefully in a box in the middle bedroom. It stayed there quietly until the next morning. When the repair men I called came to look at the furnace it had gone on to its reward, hallelujah. And oh, by the way, if I had been successful in turning on the furnace, it would have blown us up. There was a gas valve sticking out an inch or so on the side of the furnace and according to the repair men, it was damaged or loose somehow, probably by us moving furniture down the hallway or something or other, and if that furnace had started running it would have blown our house up! We lived in that mobile home for twenty years and never before or after that time did we ever have a bird come in through the furnace vent. If you knew how many times God has saved your life, how amazed you would be! Which brings me to the heart of my story, “Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Hallelujah! That’s actually just the beginning of the ‘birds of my life’. When we moved to our house there were two beautiful pigeons on the roof. I think they were love birds, hallelujah. I didn’t see them again until just before we moved. One of them was perched on the basketball hoop that was next to the house near our driveway. It seemed so close, almost within arm’s reach as I looked up and spoke ‘pretty bird words’ to it. I was so amazed when, instead of flying away, it side-stepped all the way around the hoop until it was right above me and seemed to be really paying attention; and not only that, but the other one came over to the edge of the roof and peered down at me with just as much interest! After we moved to our new apartment I was in the kitchen doing dishes one day and I was crying because we had lost the house and because of a host of other reasons; feeling very much let down because of all the things I had been expecting God to do for me. When suddenly I turned around and there was a flock of little birds, I’m almost sure were Chickadees, trying to stand on the window ledge and the air-conditioner that was next to it, and it was almost like they were trying to get in. It seemed so ridiculous to me because they must have stayed there for fifteen minutes, vying for a spot on the ledge, and totally ignoring me though I was right there staring at them. God used those little birds to remind me, hallelujah. I was feeling seriously sorry for myself and depressed and weepy one day when I went out to hang clothes on the line, not because I had to hang clothes on the line, I love to do that; but because of my family not being together. Suddenly, there was a loud whooshing noise, like something big and heavy falling into the center of a small patch of weeds, that I think used to be a garden, near my clothes lines. I had to stop what I was doing and stare in amazement at the patch of weeds, waiting to see if I could tell what it was... or run! Maybe I’m finally getting kind of used to God speaking to me in the way that He does, in the way that only He can, because I wasn’t as amazed as I probably should have been when I saw Robins come marching out of the center of that patch of weeds. I don’t know how many there were because it all seemed so surreal; there could have been 10 or 20 of them. They marched off in all directions, but two of them marched right up to me, and one just kept coming, and kept looking right at me. I looked right back at it and said, “Okay.” It still stayed right there, walking back and forth and looking right up at me, so I said, “Okay, Lord, I get it… okay.” and tears of relief filled my eyes. I knew my God hadn’t forgotten me; and I’ll never forget how that flock of Robins hanged around me all the time I was out there that day, hallelujah. And this is my prayer for you that you may be able to see in unmistakable ways, how God has not forgotten you, my friend, in Jesus name. Amen. Hallelujah!

A $20 BILL

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. "My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value in God's eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to Him. Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us, "as the apple of His eye." THOUGHT: The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we are but by WHOSE WE ARE! You are special - Don't ever forget it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Jesus is the Son of God, and this movie proclaims it! It's what Muslims need to know, and the rock they stumble over. I'm a little upset that they seem to be making this stuff up as they go and they forgot to mention that Peter first let Jesus use his boat so He could pull away from shore and preach to the multitudes. If you are going to put it on the big screen, why not tell it like it is? I see they were trying to make a correlation between the stone that the devil tempted Jesus to turn into bread and the multiplying of the fishes, but the facts are that Jesus came down from the 40 day fast and began preaching in the synagogues. Luke chapter 4.
What would Jesus think of it? He has patience with everyone who seeks him, coming to God as a little child. I think the producers accomplished that. But it wasn't necessary to stray from the facts of the Word to do it. Everybody can be shouting, "Oh, wonderful, wonderful!" because it's an emotional response to the great and awesome things Jesus did, but it's not alright to make it up as you go and use that kind of poetic license with the scripture lest you find yourself at odds with the Word Himself; Jesus is the Word made flesh, you can't rearrange that. How hard would it be to show that Jesus preached from Peter's boat first and then he told him to go out into the deep and let down his nets for a draught?

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Mr. President, here is your peace accord: "The towns from Ekron to Gath that the Philistines had captured from Israel were restored to Israel, and Israel delivered the neighboring territory from the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites." 1 Samuel 7:14
The 1st picture is Israel today; the 2nd picture is Israel as God intended.
Do you want peace? Obey God! Weather Warning! Do you want the earth to be at peace with you? Obey God!

I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.
Israel today. Picture below: Israel as designated by God.
I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. Joel 3:2

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Muslim vs Christian

Muslim extremist: kill the Christian, kill the Jew.
How to become a Muslim extremist: believe the Quran; follow Mohammad.
Christian extremist: Love God with all your heart; love your neighbor as yourself; forgive your enemies.
How to become a Christian extremist: believe the Bible; follow Jesus.
Follow Jesus.

Friday, January 10, 2014


I thought Dead Man Down was going to be a war movie about heroism in battle, and when I saw that it was turning out to be a kind of ‘thug movie’ I almost quit it because they rarely have a happy ending and I love a movie with a happy ending, especially a love story. Colin Farrell plays a hit man void of reason to live other than to have his vengeance on a group of men that killed his wife and little girl. He is distracted by a woman, played by Noom Rapace, who blackmails him into killing the man who maimed her for life and got off scot free. They can’t fix their own lives and they can’t let the pain go, but miraculously, they begin to care about helping each other overcome theirs. Slowly, tumultuously, almost unnoticeably, their own healing begins. If you don’t watch movies with shooting, fighting and killing or that show how despicable life can be, you might want to avoid this one. It has so many twists and turns I don’t want to ruin it for you. All I can say is you will not be sorry you gave this one a chance. All things considered, in the end it actually does turn out to be a very good kind of war movie, and an awesome example of the miracle transforming power of love. When he comes to rescue her, it can be seen that the classical ‘Jesus plot’ is still alive and well in Hollywood. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Hallelujah!

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