I just want to share with you this poem I wrote many years ago, whilst living in a large, industrial town in England, when there was very little opportunity for me to get into the countryside that I so desperately loved. I was obviously missing such countryside & struggling with how mundane my life was with the daily life of bringing up a family of three little boys. I was so desperate for the wide spaces of the countryside and for fresh air and freedom that I actually sat outside my back door writing this poem & even stayed sitting there as it began to rain (I just got an umbrella & carried right on writing)!
THE BREATH OF GOD
I long for the mountains, the rivers and trees,
The smell of the pine in the cool evening breeze.
I long for the peace and the solitude there,
Where all is becalmed by the cool mountain air. Continue reading
Yesterday in England there was a Royal Wedding between an English prince and an American commoner. There was much pomp and ceremony and many people got caught up in the “royal fever” of the day, as you can well imagine. But not I. I just used the beautiful sunny day to weed my garden whilst thinking and praying about my own preparation in becoming worthy to be part of that glorious, future bride of Christ in His eternal Kingdom. Let me explain a little more as I contrast this royal wedding to that future event. Continue reading
Occasionally I like to make up my own praise songs to the Lord and thought I would share them with you now and again. My Christian life is both one of worshipping the living God and the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as warning my fellow men and women of the dangers of following the wrong paths. Life is a balance and I want to try to reflect that here at my blog. I hope you like my little song, although as I am unable to write the music I trust you can make your own tune up or simply enjoy it as a poem.
For God So Loved The World
For God so loved the world
That His son to us He gave
Whoever shall believe in Him
He shall truly save.
For God so loved the world
That to all that do believe
In humility and honesty
His forgiveness they receive. Continue reading
Taking A Closer Look at the Wise & Foolish Builders
I was just remembering many years ago when my son and I enjoyed building ourselves a little sand island on a beach and watching the tide come in around us. It was a really fun thing to do with my child, to see how long it took for the sea to demolish our little building upon the sand – and it wasn’t very long, I can tell you! Recently however, this has given me cause to consider Jesus’ teaching regarding the wise and foolish men who built their respective houses upon rock or upon sand. This is of course, a basic Bible story that is recorded in the gospels of both Matthew and Luke. This is often taught as a children’s story (with simple songs) but it was initially spoken to adults as the culmination to the Lord’s first publicly recorded sermon – the one frequently referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. As such, I believe that it is certainly worthy of our time in considering once again what the true meaning of this sermon ending could teach us today. Continue reading
I have decided to share publicly a letter that I actually wrote in 2005 to some of the Christians at that time that I knew and cared about. It was, and still is, a very serious subject regarding strange things that were occurring within a “Christian church” that I had attended. It took me nine months to discern and extricate myself from the said church, albeit the last weeks were simply to experience the leaders of the movement personally before exiting for good.
I have been greatly saddened of late, to discover that people who I had thought would be discerning Christians are in fact now, over a decade later, working alongside the very same leaders that I was warning about then, collaborating on projects in the basement, on the fringes of this other church, and the people are no doubt, unaware of the true nature of the spirit that works in their midst. The church I write about in this letter is still stating on their website that “impartation” is one of their things! If alarm bells don’t go off in your thinking at this word then you have some serious Bible reading, praying and research still to do.
My hope and my plea is for all Christian people to wake up from their trusting, somnambulant state and to pray and beseech the Lord God for true spiritual discernment and wisdom. We live in days of increasing wickedness on all sides and tolerating it continually amongst the churches will only lead to a deadening of your own ability to hear the Lord’s true voice. Continue reading
I was blessed to find the following article on a blog called, Famine In The Land, by Rick Becker. I have copied his article in the hope that it may help many who are confused or enmeshed in the false teachings that are rife in Christian circles these days. He has put a lot of work into this and thus saved me the job that I felt I ought to attempt. I am so greatly concerned with the fact that false teachers prey on those in desperate circumstances, such as those with relationship and health issues. My hope is that this article will help you to want to follow the True and only Lord Jesus Christ and to break free from false teachers and hirelings, whatever that may cost you.
Rick’s article below
The greatest threat to the church are not those who oppose the gospel, but those who distort it. Many in the visible church are fearful that the growth of other religions, godless governments, and the ongoing calamities of this world pose a threat to the church. These serve to distract from the greatest threat which comes from within – false teachers. Jesus described them as ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing – they look like sheep but feed on sheep. How do these false teachers manage to captivate and deceive millions within the visible church?
1. They are Established in the visible church.
The false teachers that present a very real and present danger are not those living on some isolated plot of land with a few hundred followers. To the contrary, they are the ones revered in the industrial evangelical complex with thousands of followers. Continue reading
An original poem by Helen at Grainofwheatblog
Mary Stayed Weeping
As I stood by the cross I watched Him die.
I loved Him so much that I wanted to cry.
Such pain & such sorrow, I felt such grief,
For my Lord who had given me such relief;
From darkness & horrors & demonic dreams,
Now all I could hear were our silent screams.
Have you ever thought about why we buy chocolate eggs at Easter time? Have you ever wondered why Easter moves around the calendar each year? Have you ever pondered if Christians should celebrate Passover instead of Easter? Have you ever even thought about why it is called “Easter”? I know that I have had such thoughts. So, I have started to do a little reading up about these things to try to get a bit of clarity on these matters for myself.
Now before I delve into the history and practices of Easter, I want to say that the bible tells us that:-
“One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it.” Romans 14:5-6
Essentially, we are to help to edify other believers, rather than put a stumbling block in each other’s paths. We each need to read our bibles prayerfully to decide which days we observe to the Lord and which we do not. But with an enquiring mind and a humble spirit I am confident that the Lord God will gently lead and teach each of us what pleases Him. Continue reading
I can start this article with no better scripture than the wonderful, clear teaching from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. If you truly believe that all Christians should go to a church building on Sundays then please hold the following scripture in your mind as you read this post.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another;
as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
By this all will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another.”
The sign that Jesus gave us of outward proof that we are His disciples was our love for other believers. He didn’t put a little footnote that said, “But you only need to love those who regularly attend the same church congregation as yourself.” Or did He? If so, I certainly haven’t found such a footnote yet!
However, I have had church-goers tell me that people who do not regularly attend church services are disobeying scripture! I have had other bloggers say that those who suggest or teach that it is OK for Christians to stop “going to church” are outright “false teachers” to be avoided like the plague! As these are both pretty serious allegations for the supposed body of Christ to be throwing around about one another I felt it was time to write what I have learnt about this issue.