Saturday, May 31, 2008


Tomorrow Klint will be motocross racing. Doug and I plan to be there with him and Calli. This is Klint and Calli's RV. Klint had the decals made for it. I thought they looked pretty cool, especially the Galatians 5:14! To keep up with them and their racing visit VE Racing.

Hope you all have a very good Sunday.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

I've Been Tagged By Jettie

Jettie of We Start and End with Family tagged me for this fun meme. The rules of the game are as follows:
  • Link back to the person that tagged you.
  • Post these rules on your blog.
  • Share six unimportant things about yourself.
  • Tag six people at the end of your entry.

FIRST, these are the six bloggers/friends I am tagging to share six UnIMpOrTAnT things about yourselves! ha.
If you've already done this meme, then please link us to your past post in my comments. Thanks!


My SIX unimportant things about myself:

1. This morning I saw my neighbor at the post office and he asked, "HI! Are you enjoying summer?" ...Right now my toes are freezing.

2. I don't like brussel sprouts, but I love cooked cabbage ...??? Aren't sprouts, baby cabbages? But I don't like baby corn either - but love corn-on-the-cob. Which reminds me, my daughter left corn-on-the-cob in my refrigerator! I better cook them.

3. I hate dieting, but every day I am snitching on a diet.

4. My toenails need to be trimmed and redecorated.

5. I doodle while I talk on the phone. My family read my doodles to figure out who I've talked to while they've been away.

6. I did this meme backwards, I just noticed. I was supposed to put this list on first then the names of those I tagged. :-|

Have fun!

Family Update

How about an update on my whole family today?

Doug, continues to commute to Anchorage usually leaving at five a.m.! He gets home early though so that is nice.

Me, I keep busy here at home. I did some flower garden work! Planted some dianthus, marigolds, lobelia, petunias and now I'm working on a small patch to plant a few sunflowers in. I always dream of having sunflowers as tall as I had at my other house. Ten feet tall. So far, no!

Marie moved out of our house so now lives in her own apartment, I miss her but now she stops by to say hi and now she has been working on a vegetable garden here at the lake. I love when she comes to check on it and peeks in on us. Marie blogs so it's fun to see whats been on her mind there.

Karla has been busy with wedding stuff, she is a wedding coordinator and she makes the beautiful everything! She makes save the date cards and custom to the couple and what they like or theme they want for their weddings. So she has been really busy with all of that lately. Her family has been playing baseball, going camping... but you can keep up with her at her blog too!

Kim and her family have been coming a lot to my home and I love it. The kids have been fishing in our little dory. Oh my, I didn't get out there to get a picture either. They are so cute. Ashlee caught a few pan-fryers, which she ended up putting the living ones back because she catches them then fills a bucket with lake water and saves them in there all day. One died so she ate that one. :-)

Klint and Calli, our very good neighbors, have been busy going to work and Klint has been working on his racing quad, cleaning his RV. Klint is a very neat person and so is always busy making things neat around here. He also got the shop siding pretty much done with the help of Doug and Kris.

Kris has flown off to Arizona --- AGAIN! There is a purdy young lady out there who has his head turned. He finished his college classes for the year and now has an Associates degree. Hopefully he will find a summer job when he gets back.

We all have been to the races for two weekends now. Kim's family is not racing this summer so the weekend is not as busy. Klint has been doing really well but Kris had troubles with his quad both racing weekends and didn't get to race much.

So that was an update on our family.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I'm So Dizzy... My Head Is Spinnin'

I am feelin' dizzy for no reason - so I thought I would check the recent quakes. There have been so many in the last 12 to 24 hours. Yikes!

Are you still remembering to pray for and SUPPORT/AID China's people as they recover from the incredible quake they had? Upwards of 80,000 souls expected to be lost, wow.

The number of confirmed dead from the massive May 12 quake rose to 68,109 on Wednesday, up 1,000 from the day before, China's cabinet confirmed. Another 19,851 people are reported missing, and the government says it now fears the final death toll will be more than 80,000. CBC.CA

I can't help but remember the previous requests for prayer for Christian's being persecuted in China and in North Korea. I wonder how things go for those Christian's in light of this recent natural(?) disaster.

Disaster Tests Local Chinese Congregation's Faith. NPR.ORG

Pray that God will protect Christians who are providing relief right now. MNN.

Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Once Again... Examining My Heart

A few posts back I mentioned John MacArthur's teaching on Matthew 7. I listened to this guy who also is teaching from Matthew 7 and wanted to share it here. According to the note with this video at GodTube, he was never invited back. What I found to be the truth is that we have become so thin skinned that we cannot take rebuke, yet many times others can see in us actions and reactions that are not Godly, and we should be ready to listen when a Christian brother or sister mentions our fault to us.

I know that in my own life I see discrepancies in how I live, saying, doing or watching things that God hates and in the next breath speaking words of Life. I want to be transformed and renewed. I want Christ to be comfortable in my life.

One thing about my walk today is that my sins are not chronic, at least that I know of. I pray that I will become more and more like my Savior so that I won't be ashamed to stand before Him on that beautiful Someday in the future. May God strengthen me to stand up for what is right in each hour.

Listen and examine your own heart, life, fruits.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

He Was Greatly Loaved

Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71.

Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.

Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife Play Dough, three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart.

The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

If this made you smile for even a brief second, please rise to the occasion and take time to pass it on and share that smile with someone else who may be having a crumby day and kneads a lift.

Recieved in email from my good friend Sandi. Thanks for the smiles! Here's some fun with the Pillsbury Doughboy, check it out!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wrinkles & Grads

I took this picture last weekend while we all were at Jim Creek for AJ's birthday celebration. We had such a great day out there on Knik River. Four wheelin' people were everywhere, I've never seen so many out riding in one place before. I heard a rumor that authorities are trying to shut Jim Creek down to four wheelers. The reason? Trash, too much trash! What's up with people?

People should be clean when they are out in the wilderness - why aren't they? When I see places filled with garbage most always its filled with beer bottles. This tells me that many beer drinkers lose all their inhibitions - including how dirty they appear to others. I believe the area is used for partying by young people. Check out what others had to say about Jim Creek and the lawless activities it's known for.

Keep it clean people! Pick up your trash before you ride out. And note to authorities... listen to all the people. Not all of us are dirty, most of us respect the land and love the places we have been. We don't want to lose the freedom to ride. It's aggravating to give up the side of road trails to the bicycle people that many times won't even use them preferring to ride on the highway with automobiles instead! The land should accommodate all the peoples modes of transportation. That is one thing we loved about Delta Junction (The Friendly Frontier), they had traffic signs on their four-wheeler trails, they didn't outlaw us!

Well, happy birthday to me today. I'm coming to terms with wrinkles lately. Aging gracefully. My face has stopped me in my tracks to stand and stare at the person I've become when I catch a surprise glimpse of myself in a mirror.

I've run my fingers over wrinkles and wondered if my grandbabies think I look as old as I thought my Gramma looked when she was in her fifties. This week as my Mom ran her fingers over my cheek - I wondered if she wondered at the wonder of how old one of her own children has become!

My daughter Marie made a video for me for my birthday. Thank you Marie. Click here to see the video.

Well, the way I look at aging ... some of us are standing patiently in line on a slow-moving (occasionally it seems to speed up) escalator, if you lean off to the side and look up a head there is a bright, beautiful place ...Eternity with Jesus Christ.

Congratulations to all the graduates in Alaska, to my nieces Bianca (from high school), Nichole, Chanel, and Tiana (from elementary school), and especially to our son Kris (from UAA, Associates degree in Applied Science, minor in Process Technologies and planning towards a Bachelor in Engineering). WELL DONE! May God bless each of you as you walk in this world keeping your hearts focused on that bright place - Eternity.

What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor - it is the gift of God."
-King Solomon, the wisest man ever. Ecclesiastes 3: 9-13.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Seen on the Internet Highway

As Paul makes clear in Romans, the goal of spiritual growth is a transformed life. The way of transformation is through the renewed mind. The renewed mind is one that is informed by the mind of Christ. The mind of Christ is revealed in the Word of God. The transformed mind is a mind that lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. In simple terms, if you want spiritual growth, if you want a renewed mind, you have to feed your mind with the Word of God.

Found on the Ligonier Ministries website.

Plan to visit my friend's new blog - introducing SnowCoat.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Strength For The Day

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Please pray for Kim, Alexis, Ashlee and AJ. All day and all night our thoughts rehash the why's and wherefore's of her situation today. My heart aches for her and for the kids.

I'd like to thank e-Mom for this badge she remembered me with. Thank you very much e-Mom.

I will pass it on to five others now.

[It's] given to "other blogs which either cause you to THINK, LaUgH, CRY or SIGH. The only rule is you should pass it to another 5 blogs." Click on each description to visit the first four blogs I have given the award to and click HERE for my fifth blog of distinction. You are the five that I've chosen. If you prefer not to pass it on, don't.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

I hope all of you Mom's had a blessed Mother's Day, I did too. Karla, Kim and her family and Klint and Calli could not be with us today when the rest of us took a ride up into the King Mountain area. We missed each of them. What a refreshing way, except for when Tucker flipped over his 4-wheeler, to spend Mother's Day. Tucker is fine, just spooked him a little bit. Thanks to my family - for filling my life with joy. I am so happy for the privilege to be your Mom!

My Mother's Day began with church this morning. Ashlee Brown finished up the story of Jesus Christ's death in the Gospel of Mark. I became a Christian while reading the Gospel's, so my heart is always touched when I hear the Easter story again.

I dug out some old audio tapes last week - John MacArthur's (Grace To You) "Saved or Self-Deceived?" Such good sermons that I looked for them online and I found the transcripts! There are two. Part One and Part Two. Teachings from Matthew 7. If you have a chance I highly recommend that you check them out.

The world is full of people who call Jesus Lord, who say it with emotion and passion, Lord, Lord. And yet never ever do they turn from their sin and submit to that lordship, never do they obey the will of the Father who is in heaven. The church is full of people like this. -John MacArthur.

What a nightmare! To know that I can go through a lifetime of 'christianity', and then hear these words in eternity - "I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness." We should not let the sun set another day without searching our own hearts. Have I turned from sin? Am I sorry when I sin? We can't live life constantly justifying our known sins and expect God to just accept us that way because He is so understanding. He will give us strength to overcome sin - when we want to turn away from it. That is how we can know we are saved when we give up our sinful ways and live in obedience to Biblical standards.

The sunset picture was taken at the end of Mother's Day - here at home.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Yesterday I was so busy. I was preparing to have my daughter Kim and her family over for dinner all day. I made Kalua Pua'a, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, green salad. I also baked molasses cookies, which Tony really enjoys.

It was a beautiful sunny day so for Doug's day off (he works flex weeks) we decided to eat lunch together lakeside. I ended up sneaking around the end of the swamp trying to find where the ducks, or loons are nesting while Doug napped in the sun. NOTHING. I thought I might find where the big, chubby muskrat is living too, but nothing. I did find a last years bird nest though, and I scared off a pair of mallards.

Kim and Tony and their three kids came, we had a very nice dinner and evening together. When they got ready to leave I asked that Alexis could spend the night, Ashlee was heartbroken so I said she could stay too. Ashlee and I worked the jigsaw puzzle and then Doug asks, "You want to watch your movies?" My movies - "Keeping Up Appearances." Okay, so we all got settled in to watch "Hyacinth."

Suddenly there was a BIG EXPLOSION! Our windows rattled, the floor shook, the t.v. wobbled, and my heart about jumped out of my chest! "WHAT WAS THAT?" Doug ran outside to make sure everything was okay. We called Klint, we called Kris. They asked, "WHAT WAS THAT?" We didn't know so I called the State Troopers, she replied and asked, "It was a controlled explosion, are you okay Mam'?"

I've never heard of a controlled explosion. I googled it, and there is a lot out there about them. First impressions? Shouldn't they warn local people that this is going to happen? Especially after 10 PM???

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Somebody's Got The Gimmies

And it ain't the Bearenstain Bears! (The Bearenstain Bears Get The Gimmies)

My sons Klint and Kris have been working on the shop down the hill - putting up siding. It looks so nice already. Klint is very meticulous when he does his work and things are sure looking good.

When Klint went to pick up the siding the weight of it was too much for his pickup so he called Dad with his dually to come and get it. Yesterday, Doug had to return the trailer to the owner and while out he had to fuel up his dually.

He came in and asked me, "Guess how much I just had to pay to fill up?"

I was being extravagant when I guessed .... "$98.00?"


Oh my word.

This morning I watched KTUU's morning news there was Don Young saying the people should be taxed $1.00 a gallon for gas to force us to change our cars, our driving style. I don't agree with that, I do think that we should open up ANWR. Why not? The caribou don't care.

Mr. Young, we are already trying to cope with high gas prices, and high rice prices too!

We knew it was coming, didn't we?

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Last evening my husband Doug brought home a video that he needed to preview. He and my oldest brother Don are co-teaching the elementary things of God's word at Anchorage Native New Life Fellowship every Monday evening. They are using New Tribes Missions Firm Foundations Creation to Christ, the chronological teachings of God's word. This approach to teaching was used by New Tribes Missions when they were with the Mouk people in Papua New Guinea.

God blessed the Mouk people's intense attention to the stories and teachings found in the Bible, and you can experience it on video. I was touched to tears by their total and grateful faith in Christ. They were so relieved to be forgiven and to know Jesus Christ.

The video we watched had this plus how the Mouk people went out to other surrounding tribes to bring the Gospel message to them too.

As I watched the video and others related to it on YouTube I could not help but read the comments that "civilized" people had towards the Gospel bringing freedom from the Mouk's bondage to evil sorceries. I was sad to read their cold, cruel comments. So many now in USA don't really know God. If we did, we would be so excited to share our salvation with all that we know. We should be filled to overflowing with love for others if we are filled with love for our Savior, shouldn't we then be past strife and arguments? We should not be fighting, or looking out for ourselves only. What in your life is stopping you from knowing and loving Jesus Christ fully?

Watch this video, it give you an idea of what the DVD is like.

For your own DVD go to NTM Books.

We need to study God's Word, everyday! Morning and night if we want to know Him.

So then, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4
Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity." 2 Timothy 2:19

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Marriage Mondays -The Crazy Way We Met

1st Monday Every Month at ChrysalisGet this badge and join the fun! Share your story about how you met your spouse. It's the topic with Marriage Monday this week with e-Mom. I decided to make a story out of it complete with alibis to protect the less than lovely. ha It's written for fun and I hope you find the story enjoyable. It is our - I mean - Abigail and Leopold's romance story.
The Crazy Way We Met

Once upon a time in a frozen remote part of Alaska (not so very frozen as the rest of Alaska) a short, dark-haired, shy, near-sighted, teen-aged girl dreamed of one day becoming a big kid that went away to school.

She was not beautiful, but she was not ugly. She was not rich, but she was not poor. She was not a 4.0 student, but she was not a flunky. She was one of many siblings who were in so many ways, just like herself - short, dark-haired, shy and needing glasses.

To protect her identity and those in the story all names have been changed. I've named her ...Abigail. Why Abigail? No special reason only that I think it's a pretty name and it begins with the first two letters of the alphabet.

The day finally arrived for Abigail to graduate from elementary school and visions of going away to high school now danced in her little head. Thinking of traveling away from home didn't bother her. It definitely didn't now because she wanted to be a big kid and that meant flying away from home in one of Kodiak Airways Goose or Widgeon amphibian planes.

After graduating, Abigail endured a winter-long (but blessed with salvation) wait before finally getting out of the nest and into a plane, winging her way to the school life she had anticipated for many years. She was happily on her way to the school of which she had spent countless hours reading about in old yearbooks. She knew the campus and she knew each student and staff member. On campus she recognized each face and realized she didn't need any introductions.

Still, her older sister who I will call ...Jane, why? Because Jane seems such a pretty name for a plainly good and kind sister, she introduced her "little sister" to them anyway.

Abigail's sister Jane was excited to see all her friends that fall. She brought her little sister from friend to friend always announcing, "Hi, this is my little sister ...Abigail." Shyly she moved to interrupt a group of guys, one of them was her classmate Leopold. "Come Sis, I'll introduce you to ... Mr. and Mrs. Charming's oldest son ...Leopold?" Why Leopold? The name means 'prince of mankind'. (Prince Charming, eh?)

Thus, Abigail began her life away from home, still always the "little sister". Abigail didn't really mind though. She liked following her "big sister" around on campus. She grew a sense of pride that she, Abigail, was related to Jane - every upper classman's friend!

It was not even a week of being away from home when Abigail felt a growing sickness in her tummy. She had never felt this way before. The newness of the place had grown routine and she sadly realized that it was a long time until spring. She was awful homesick.

Abigail settled into life away from home a little bit disillusioned with adulthood. After all, this was just more school and now instead of one teacher to make happy, she had many!

Day after day of schooling melted into weeks and months. Besides all the new girlfriends in her life now Abigail's friendships with guys grew and waned and grew and waned until Abigail found herself spending way too much time with ...Norman. Why Norman? Because of a cliche frequently used in high school back in the day.

Norman talked to Abigail like her opinion and life mattered to him. He spent every spare moment trying to prove it. Soon they were "going steady."

Meanwhile, Leopold had found himself spending much of his time with the attractive, talkative, and very popular ...Zelda from his class. Why Zelda? Because she was nothing like Abigail and Z is the furthest letter from A. Zelda had intimidated Abigail long before Abigail found herself in competition for this tall, dark and handsome Leopold. How did Abigail and the Zelda-struck Leopold end up together? Well, it was all ...because of Norman ...and Zelda.

When the holidays came around, Norman, Zelda, and a busload of lucky students left the boarding school to spend time with their families in another town, some even flew home. Those without family or money to travel away spent their holiday time on campus doing boring campus-y type things.

While away from the very strict boarding school, Norman and Zelda agreed to meet. According to small school gossip, they went on a date and their date included... KISSING! After returning to campus Norman pleaded his case with the disenchanted Abigail saying of his romantic indiscretion: "It (kiss) really didn't mean anything to me!" and "She doesn't even mean a thing to me!"

Leopold was also feeling the sting of a relationship gone awry and sweet, little, slighted Abigail fell right smack dab into the middle of a jealous game being played by the ever wonderful Leopold! As she sat listening while Norman continued to talk over his predicament, Leopold walked past the doorway and when Abigail looked up - the mighty handsome, upper-classman, Leopold ---WINKED!

Stunned silence before Abigail smiled and chuckled at what she had just seen. (Or did she really see what she thought she just saw?) As she wondered Leopold walked past again and winked again! This angered Norman, but it did make the break up much easier for Abigail.

Quick glances with lingering smiles filled the rest of Abigail's second semester and Abigail knew that there definitely was interest being returned from Leopold for the much younger (ah-hem) Abigail.

The last quarter came to a quick end and Abigail who had long ago lost all of her homesickness was now sad to be saying good-bye to her school friends. Suitcases were filled and everyone bussed to the airport to meet the flights that would take them home to their families and villages.

Leopold's family lived on campus so he showed up at the airport the same day Abigail was leaving to say his good-byes, especially to Zelda. Leopold had continued to hope for Zelda's companionship ever since the hush-hush meeting between she and Norman had successfully quelled both campus romances.

At the small airport Leopold saw Abigail walking down a corridor with a happy new potential suitor - Richard. Why Richard? It seems a very good and even kingly name to give to a poor guy that Abigail didn't treat very kindly that day. Richard was happily talking and carrying Abigail's luggage around when Leopold walked up and began to visit with her. Abigail was so enjoying this undivided attention from the handsome upper class men that she forgot about Richard.

Walking and talking as if they were totally alone they soon noticed a very huffy Richard walking off after disgustedly setting down Abigail's luggage behind them. Abigail is not normally this fickle-style person but that day her head was definitely in the clouds. Today, while reminiscing over the years she apologizes for her rude, selfish behavior. That day didn't end without Leopold asking if he could write to Abigail during the summer.

Summertime happened and sure enough the letters began to come. Abigail replied to every one. Abigail remembers that Leopold even shared his broken heart. And she even gave suggestions of how one spurned heart could possibly win back the heart of Zelda. As time went on, Leopold's and Abigail's friendship began to blossom into a full blown romance including secret hand-holding at the strict Christian boarding school! Two-and-a-half years after high school they were married.

Happily for both, Leopold had come to his senses and decided that he didn't want to revive his relationship with Zelda. Leopold has been heard saying things like "You're the best blessing in my life ---after Jesus Christ." "I would not trade you for a hundred (or was it a thousand) ... Zelda's." "I'm so glad we have each other." And when Abigail smiles sweetly and says, "I love you," he says "I love you more," she says, I love you more than that," and he says ..."I love you one more than anything you will ever say."

Abigail and Leopold continue working to live happily ever after...

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Encourage One Another

My husband is away for the weekend, no - I am not complaining since we just had some sweet times together at Alyeska Resort, but if you are married... you know how it goes when your better half is away. I am looking forward to Marriage Monday's as we get to share how we met! You are invited to join us on Monday, May 5, this time the topic is: "The Crazy Way We Met."

Anyway, I went out reading other blogs and decided it was time to share from someone else. This is from The House of Chosun, a blogger that I have recently stumbled across. Enjoy!

Let us beware of tampering with Holy things! Traditions of men make the Word of God lose its power and effect. Traditions of men will kill.

Some examples of Roman add-ons:

  • The Word: Jesus is our Mediator alone. Rome: Mary also mediates along with Jesus.
  • Jesus: “It is finished,” the sacrifice is made, once for all. Rome: Jesus dies on our altars constantly.
  • The Word: We are saved by grace through faith. It is the gift of God, not of works. Rome: Any person who believes he is saved by faith alone is anathema.
  • The Word: Water (baptism) cannot take away the filth of the flesh (sin). Rome: Even its babies must pass through the water.
  • The Word: The Holy Spirit represents Christ to us. Rome: The Pope is our representative (vicar).
  • The Word: We can know we have eternal life! Rome: Such presumption is sin.
  • The Word: We are to be buried with Him in baptism. Rome: Any amount of water will do.
  • The Word: Mary had sons and daughters after Jesus was born. Rome: Mary is ever a virgin.
  • The Word: Jesus lives to make intercession for us. Rome: Mary is the intercessor.
  • The Word: Only God is omnipresent. Rome: Mary can hear and answer all prayers.
  • The Word: For believers, absent from the body means present with the Lord. Rome: There’s a major stopping-off place called Purgatory after we die and before we see Jesus.
  • The Word: Idolatry is condemned. Rome: It’s OK, if the statues are Bible characters, especially Jesus and Mary.
  • The Word: Confess your faults to each other and to God. Rome: There’s still a priesthood between the people of God and Himself.
  • The Word: Marriage is honorable. Most of its main characters were married, including church leaders. Rome: The leaders of the church must refrain from marriage.
  • The Word: All foods created by God are good. Rome: Some are not.

You see how it goes? The time would fail me to tell of angels and candles and saints and miracles. Of relics and bingo and collars and tonsures. Of scapulars and rosaries and rituals and masses. These are traditions for which men have instituted crusades, massacred people groups, fought for power, sold out to the Enemy.

Yet, with such horrible fruit, the Roman system continues to proclaim these items as truth. And men keep trusting these traditions, imperiling their eternal souls.

Traditions of men can also be enumerated in great quantity from Islam, Mormonism, the Watchtower Society, and all the rest. All of them seem to start out with a Bible base, but the add-ons of humans and demons have brought many to eternal loss.

I leave you with Paul’s words on this matter: “Brothers, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught [by apostles], whether by word or our epistle, and withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us [apostles].

Paul [the apostle]

Visit The House of Chosun for more.

"The North Korean people are the most persecuted in the world," said Suzanne Scholte, Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition, "But, because we cannot see the suffering with our own eyes, we ignore it. Having these brave defectors speak and give eyewitness testimony is one of the most critical aspects of North Korea Freedom Week." Defectors will be featured in the movie "Crossing" which is scheduled to be released in South Korea in June and will bring attention the the human suffering in North Korea.


Remember to pray for the persecuted today.