Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I want to invite ALL of my friends to make a trek to Borger, TX April 18-26. First Baptist Church will be hosting a life-sized, interactive tabernacle of Moses that is traveling from city to city. It will be in Borger for a week. It will be open from 4-8 p.m. on weeknights and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday afternoon. Andy & I will be tour guides on Thursday, April 23 from 4-8 p.m., if you want to come while we're there! We'd LOVE to see you!! And please spread the word----we've heard it's an incredible experience. By the way....the tabernacle company will be asking for a $5 contribution...just so you know. I'm sure it's to help pay for the cost of transportation and manpower. It takes 50 minutes to take the tour.
Check out all the details here.
Monday, March 30, 2009
The wealth of the rich will rot. James 5:1-4
Headlines from TODAY:
AIG Arm Twist?
Wall Street Hits the Brakes
Do or Die for GM & Chrysler
Chase to Refund Millions to Credit Card Holders
America's Nightly Scoreboard
Oil Falls the Most in One Month On Economic Worries
'To Big to Fail' is Failing in Our Economic Crisis
Sunday, March 29, 2009
People will be brutal. II Timothy 3:3
Police: Man Fatally Stabs Sister, Decapitates 5-Year-Old on Birthday
Gunman Kills 8, Injures 3 at N.C. Nursing Home
AP Impact: With Mexico's Army in the War on Drugs
Police Brutality is on the Rise
Brutality to Make a Point
Police Brutality Cases on the Rise Since 9/11
New Video of Torture Exposes Chinese Brutality in Tibet
Muslim Man Suffered 'Gross Brutality' During Terrorism Raid, Court Told
World: Africa Nation Divided Over Police Brutality
48 Arrested at Police Brutalitiy Protest in Montreal
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
People will be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. II Timothy 3:4
Why the Young Go Online: Virtual Pleasures
The Pleasure Seekers--Pt. 1
The Pleasure Seekers--Pt. 2
Game Overdose (Video Game Addiction)
No Time for God
Pleasure Seekers (graph on spending)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
People will be slanderous. II Timothy 3:3
Florida Says Kiffin Slandered Meyer
Mercenary is a Slanderous Term
China Irritated with Slanderous U.N. Report on Rights
What do You do with Slander Comments?
Suspicion of Slander and Possible Blacklisting
And if you need any more proof of slander, just check out the gossip magazine websites! Yikes!!
Monday, March 23, 2009
So...I've been thinking on all of this for a long weekend. And God began to show me something. Remember this verse? "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:19-20. I've tried all of my life to store my treasures in heaven. And if you know me, you know I am not materialistic. Things just don't mean a great deal to me. (This is where it gets exciting!) This weekend, I realized that storing up treasures in heaven isn't just bringing people to Christ, tithing and giving to needs, teaching Truth, discipling others, growing in Christ and all of those other godly, wonderful things.
I can spend money on things I've considered extravagant and even wasteful and be storing up treasures in heaven. If I'm investing in relationships, that's storing treasure in heaven. If I'm spending money to go on a date with my husband---that's storing treasure in heaven. If I'm spending money on a vacation with my family--that's storing treasure in heaven. If I'm spending money on going to see my kids & grandkids in Florida, that's storing treasure in heaven. And the reason this is storing treasure in heaven is because God designed these relationships. He wants us to invest in them. He has a plan for our marriages to be a picture of Christ & the church and for us, as parents, to be a picture of God to our children. These are eternal relationships. (Of course, they'll look different in heaven, but still eternal.) We're storing up treasures in heaven when we invest in these relationships. And when you invest, don't you do it wisely? You study how much and when to invest. Who knows who God has created your children to become? Isn't it wise for you to invest in them for God's kingdom purposes--with time and money? Do you know how God wants to use your husband in His kingdom plan? It would be wise to invest in him and your relationship with him. If we're not investing, we're saying that it's not important. And that's when things begin to crumble.
And where my treasure is---there's where my heart will be. I come in agreement with God for what is important---and eternal.
People will be unholy. II Timothy 3:2
Wow. All I did was type in "unholy" on Google and 6 1/4 million sites popped up---most of which I would not send you to!
President Obama Appeals to Leaders of Iran but Ignores Their End Times Theology
The Hidden Imam
Unholy Row Threatens Holy Sepulchre
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Children will be disobedient to their parents. II Timothy 3:2
Headlines (Do we really need headlines?):
Children of the Affluent
Children With Oppositional Defiant Disorder (new name!)
Violent Kids: Warning Signs
Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?
Violent Kids' Mean Gene
Violent Kids: What Can We Do?
Parent Abuse: The Silent Crime
The interesting thing as I researched this is that no one is talking about simple disobedience. It's much more violent than that now.
Polyble (pronunciation: po-le'-bla)
A possiblility, less than a probability. This may happen in your future.
Use in a sentence: I polyble may design an awesome background for my blog like Emily Sims has.
Friday, March 20, 2009
- Develop a deeper friendship with God--I want to know His secrets!
- Accept differences in others more readily
- Consistently honor and respect my husband
- Enjoy my children and my grandchildren
- Be more grateful
- Give myself freedom to spend money on me. In fact, I'd get someone who understands fashion & comfort to help me buy a new wardrobe--and this is because I need it!
- Laugh a lot
- Make a budget and stick to it
- Learn from others who have qualities I desire
- See victories in lives I've prayed for
- Get a great camera and learn how to use it well--without effort (ha!)
- Invest in Israel
- Not judge
- Enjoy life!
- Not stress over unreciprocal relationships
- Take time out for me
- Love deeply and unconditionally
- Respond differently
- Get a Mac laptop
- Do what God has called me to do and not feel compelled to do all those other things
- I want to see what a marriage in perfect unity can accomplish for the kingdom of God!
- Share what God has taught me to young women
- Live a guilt-free life
- See lives changed at Living Water
- Walk more
- Embrace who I am
- Give extravagantly
- Learn how to submit
- Go to Israel again and learn more about the places I'd visit
- Write a book
- Get a housekeeper!
But this is what I want to do before I die! In fact, I'm not even going to be too hard on myself. I've loved and laughed alot. If I don't accomplish the above list, I can tell you...I've loved my life. I'm so grateful God has blessed my life with my family---and you!
People will be abusive. II Timothy 3:2
Child Abuse on the Rise in Illinois
Report: Brand Abuse on the rise
Drug Abuse on the Rise in Gaza
Food Stamp Abuse on the Rise
Child Abuse on the Rise in Botswana
Elder Abuse on the Rise
UK: Spousal Abuse on the Rise in the Workplace
Thursday, March 19, 2009
People will be proud, arrogant and contemptuous boasters. II Timothy 3:2
'Too Big to Fail' Is Failing in our Economic Crisis
Let's Get Rid of Them All
25 Things About Me!
The Culture of Entitlement
Citi Plans $10M Office Refurb for Executives
Oprah's Big Ego
Video: Donald Trump vs Rosie O'Donnell
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
People will be lovers of money. II Timothy 3:2
AIG Asks Execs to Return Bonuses
Fannie Mae to Pay Bonuses of up to $611,000 for Four Execs
Madoff's Accountant Charged with Fraud
Madoff Claims He's Entitled to keep $7M Manhattan Apartment
How to Get Rich in America
Test: Do You Have What it Takes to Get Rich?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
People will be lovers of self and utterly self-centered. II Timothy 3:2
Stampede Results in Injuries, Arrests at 'America's Next Top Model' Audtions
The Most Self-Centered Generation Ever?
Have We Raised a Generation of Narcissists?
TV Egos Unbound
Just for kicks, I googled "my point of view" and came up with 267,000,000 sites. "I think" turned up 710,000,000 sites. I googled "my" and came up with 5,090,000,000 sites. I tried "I" and the returns were even larger: 9,590,000,000. I think we like to talk about ourselves out here, don't you? Of course, we probably don't have old statistics to compare this to so we can see how much more self-centered we've become. (And of course, with this post alone, I've increased those numbers!! ha!)
Monday, March 16, 2009
In the last days will come perilous times that are difficult to deal with and are hard to bear.
II Timothy 3:1
Headlines (from today):
Video: Checking in on an Evicted Family (worth watching!)
Poll: Unemployment is Americans' Top Economic Concern
Church Resumes Services Week After Pastor Slain
Retail Profits Pummeld by Spending Plunge
5 Ways to Battle Job-Search Rejection
Corporate Meltdown Leaves Renters in Limbo
Christian Minister Beaten After Clashing with Muslims on TV
HIV-Aids Rate Higher in D.C. than in West Africa
Bomber Disguised as Policeman Kills 11 in Afghanistan
California Not So Dreamy for Workers
After 60 Years Circuit City Finally Powers Down
World Bank: Global Economy to Shrink in 2009
White House Bracing for a Bailout Backlash
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Travel will increase. Knowledge will increase. Daniel 12:4
Baby Boomer Travel Increases Every Year
The History of Transportation
Chinese Citizens Traveling Abroad Increase 15% This Year
Update or Evaporate
The 50 Biggest Changes in the Last 50 Years
The Top 50 Inventions of the Past 50 Years
50 Years of Science & Technology in Israel
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Nations of the world will be gathered against Jerusalem. But Jerusalem will be an immovable rock and any nation who comes against it will injure themselves. Zechariah 12:1-3
Friday, March 13, 2009
Many will turn away from the faith and betray and hate each other...the love of most will grow cold. Matthew 24:10,12
Thursday, March 12, 2009
False Christs & false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles which will deceive many--even the elect, if that were possible. Matthew 24:24
Crack Team to Stamp Out False Miracles
Oprah Labeled 'False Prophet'
Essays (You decide!):
Why I Left the Prophetic Movement
Strange Fire in the House of the Lord
False Miracles by False Prophets--(I found Mark Dinsmore's comment on this sight interesting)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
You will be persecuted, put to death, and hated by all nations because of me (Jesus).
- Two Hundred Million Christians Persecuted Worldwide
- Christians Persecuted in Pakistan, Turkey, Eritrea, China...This is the Voice of the Martyrs website. You should bookmark it and go there often to know how to pray!
- Irag Businessman Killed as Attacks on Christians Continue
- Nine Christians Killed in Nigeria
- 1500 Christians Killed in Nigeria
- Colorado Church Gunman Hated Christians
- Mike Huckabee Says American Christians 'Persecuted'
- Persecution of Christians Growing in the United States
- Pakistan: One Woman Dead in Attack on Christians--This is Compass Direct News website. Another great site to bookmark that keeps us up-to-date on persecution.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
- Climate Change: Africa, South Asia Could Face Famines
- Global Famine
- New Crops Needed to Avoid Famines
- Live IRIS Seismic Monitor---Check out where earthquakes have occurred in the last 30 days and earthquake headlines.
- Latest Earthquakes in the World---in real time.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Poll finds Sense of Personal Security 'Surprisingly High'
Honestly, there isn't a lot of this in the headlines yet---but keep watching! (Or maybe it's already happened!)
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The birthday girl wanted an ice skating party. I think everyone loved it---even the big kids!
Friday, March 6, 2009
The desolate land of Israel will become like the Garden of Eden. Ezekiel 37:34-36
What We Do: Agriculture and Related Disciplines
Business is Booming for Israeli Flowers
Israel's Agriculture: Innovations Make the Land Bloom
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Jews will return to their homeland of Israel after being scattered to many nations. Ezekial 37
The Jews Return to History
Christian Ministry Helps Jews Return to the Holy Land
Iran Affairs: Iranian Jews Come to Israel
Jewish Immigration to Israel Up in 2005
Father, Please continue bringing Your chosen people back to their homeland. And bless Jerusalem with peace. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Live camera at Wailing Wall in Jerusalem (They will even put a prayer on the Wall for you!)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Israel will be the center of attention in the last days. And more specifically, Jerusalem. And even more specifically, the Temple Mount. Isaiah 2:2
Israel: Iran: Israel a 'Cancer,' Holocaust 'A Big Lie'
Jerusalem: Qureia: War For Jerusalem Has Started
Temple Mount: Top Islamic Leader Arrested at Temple Mount Protests
The reason I started blogging about Prophecies & Headlines in the first place was because I suspect there are a lot of people like me. I was looking at the world through the lense of America. If you're like me, we've thought America was at the center of the world. The first time I realized we weren't was when I went on my first mission trip out of the country. I was astounded to realize the world wasn't holding it's breath to see what America was doing 24/7. Start listening to the news. You'll hear a lot about the Middle East and about Israel in particular.
Father, this morning I am praying for the peace of Jerusalem. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Father of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, I pray you will continue to bless Israel and protect her from all of her enemies. I pray for peace for Jerusalem. And Father, I pray America will always be a friend to Israel. In Jesus' name, Amen.
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure.'" Psalm 122:6
Sunday, March 1, 2009
That's why I'm blogging Prophecies & Headlines. I'm not a prophecy expert. But there are some people I really trust who have studied and researched this subject extensively. So I decided to spend 31 days talking about what is going on in our world and how it's beginning to look like things are preparing for Christ's return. So...I'll share a prophecy and then a headline that goes along with that prophecy so you can see how things are shaping up in our world. I hope it excites you like it has me. I believe Jesus could come any day, so I don't know how much of this we'll get to see. But Jesus told us, "So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors." Matthew 24:33
Revelation 18 says that in the last days, Babylon will become a very rich city, full of luxuries that the rest of the world will lust after. And in the end, when Babylon falls, merchants will weep and mourn.
"Babylon's Future Written in its Ruins"
"U.S. Backs Babylon Heritage Project"
For nearly two thousand years, the city of Babylon, located about sixty kilometers south of Baghdad, has been all but extinct. This has led to speculation that the Babylon described in the book of Revelation actually refers to New York or Washington or Rome or Moscow. How could it refer to an Iraqi city that doesn't exist? Except that now it does.
The main thing I've been overwhelmed with as I read about prophecy is how much God loves Israel. I hope you'll pray with me every day for the peace of Jerusalem. "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure." Psalm 122:6
Father, please bless Jerusalem with peace! Protect them and draw Jewish men and women to yourself. Reveal yourself as their Messiah. In Jesus' name, Amen.