I just thought I would share my latests article. I’m hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
How do you repay someone who dies for you?
When I was 18 years old my father committed suicide. He thought he was buying us a better life and ending his pain. While the life I have today has been largely shaped by his death I would give anything to have my Dad back.
My father’s death makes the cross mean so much more to me. You see I understand now the price of blood. I know that when someone dies for you it is a debt you can never repay.
Jesus wasn’t looking for an easy fix or to escape this life.
His death wasn’t selfish or without faith. Jesus knew he would be resurrected! He understood the depths of God’s love.
I have been reflecting on the cross and thinking about my father. I want to make my earthly father proud of me and to live in such a way to honor his life and death. How much more should I love Jesus for his death on my behalf and resurrection which brings the promise that he will return for me!
How do you repay someone who has died for you? You seek to become someone who is worthy of their sacrifice! You want to make them proud of you!
Jesus gave his life for all of us. It was an agonizing death and glorious resurrection which brings us our redemption!
We should be moved by his love and sacrifice. There is no way to repay the debt we owe him. We can only pay forward the love he has become example of for us. Give our lives to proclaim him and show his grace to all around us.
While my father’s death changed my life, my Savior’s death redeemed my life!
What suicide destroyed and shaped into a sadness which taints future joys… The life, death, resurrection, and promise of return of Christ Jesus our Lord has redeemed, freed, covered, and filled with true peace and joy!
Suicide can’t do for those you love what the crucified Christ Jesus can. So if you are thinking of dying for another remember the price of blood has been already paid! Our Savior Jesus has already died for all of us. Your death is not required. At the foot of the cross you will find a crimson tide to lay down your pain, sorrow, and doubts. Instead of taking your life consider giving it to the one who loved you enough to taste death for you!
I speak life upon you! I pray for enlightenment and joy to find its way into your heart. May you see the cross in a new light and be drawn to the Savior. I pray these things in the precious, Holy name of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Amen.
The card you see here was added into my smashbook a while back. It is from a dear friend who lives in the UK. Just like this card had to travel an ocean to reach me so is true of depression.
When you are depressed it feels like everyone is far away from you. It is as though an ocean is between you and those you love.
Sometimes as we stand and view the ocean of depression we just can’t bring ourselves to try to swim through it to reach out to those we love.
It is so important for those who know someone who is afflicted by depression to stand ready to jump into that ocean and swim to the person who stands on the opposite shore paralysed to make the first move.
The struggle is so real! You can be in a crowded room filled with friendly people and find yourself either paralyzed on the distant shore or drowning in the middle of the ocean you tried to navigate. You feel the panic edging up and anxiety overwhelms you.
Depression can make you feel a rollercoaster of emotions. You go through physical distress too. You might feel yourself shake or grow hot. Sometimes you might feel smothered and can’t breathe.
Depression is a silent killer. It often goes unseen till it claims its victim. While your distress is real and noticed by yourself those around you can be clueless! They can’t see the inner you!
What is the cure for the inner pain? I am not sure. I won’t lie and paint you a false picture of relief. Highs and lows are apart of the fight. You have to push through and reach for help. Tell those around you of your struggle. Go to counseling and be honest. Don’t let the ocean grow stormy and out of control. Remember you’re never truly alone! People do love you and they care! Call out for a life line. Have a secret code you use with friends and family that signal your struggle is gaining on you. If you can’t bring yourself to talk about it fully then a single code word might help you reach out for help before it goes too far. Sometimes we can’t explain those whirling emotions but we can use that code word to gain the help we need without struggling to explain something that perhaps has no rational explanation to it!
Depression is a sickness. It can be from physical distress and chemical unbalances. Medication alone can’t stop it. That’s why having a support group and a code word to use to signal distress is very important! Don’t rely on medicine alone! The main threat to those who are depressed is isolation.
If you find yourself becoming isolated you must act quickly. Go to the doctor and reach out! Never let your struggle get you backed into a corner alone!
There is power in numbers. Have people who you can contact listed by your phone. Keep the suicide prevention hotline number there too. Don’t second guess calling for help. If you are feeling the depression coming on make those calls! If you find yourself feeling unsure or anxiety riddle looking at the numbers to call… If you find yourself crying or feeling emotional and saying things like I shouldn’t bother them… That’s when you need to call for help!
Depression is a dark void. It will cripple and crush you. You can’t face it alone! You don’t have to face it alone!
Till my next post,
Hang in there!
What is it really like being disabled?
Why would anyone want to be disabled?
There are many answers to the above questions. I am physically disabled and have had the privilege of writing a about my journey several times. I speak out about what I went through often too. I want to share here a post I did last night on my professional Facebook page.
I haven’t talked about disability in a while. I mean to say, I’ve not shared about my disability in a while. Let me start by saying that it is beyond offensive to be treated as though I am ignorant and mentally inferior to those without disabilities.
My disability is a physical one. It is true that often you can’t see my Physical limitations thus it leaves others to assume I’m suffering from mental disability. Your assumptions lead you to treat me as though I’m irrelevant.
My words are ignored and I’m left wondering if you see or hear me at all. It makes you look less intelligent and cold as well as cruel. You, in your attempt to devalue me, have become the one lacking. I’ve gotten to the point I no longer repeat myself nor do I stand waiting for your attention.
You are the fools. I know my brilliant mind and artistic soul, but I know even better the merciful God who permitted my Physical disability which humbles as well as frustrates me. In his wisdom I can now see how those who are mentally challenged are received and treated. You push them aside. Ignore them and walk away while they struggle to reach out to you. It is beyond disgusting. Your behavior is vile.
I’ve been privileged to see clearly the culture of innovation, but for all we have achieved I’ve been horrified to experience the effects it has had on our own vanity. As an international author and up and coming celebrity of the arts I have seen time and again the arrogance of assumption. You look but don’t see and think you must lower yourself to the level of those who are not like you.
The truth is you need to reach up to us. We are not beneath you. We are above. We are above only because we understand that others are just as worthy to be heard and seen as we are. Respect is not based on limitations. There should not be one level of respect for those who are whole and another for those like me.
So where have seen this belittling behavior? In schools, shops, hospitals, and yes, even in churches. It can be found many places and seen in some people who you would not think it of. As an artist and author it is a privileged to be seen and heard. As a physically disabled woman it is a greater honor to see and hear those who are ignored and treated as irrelevant by others.
When people make the mistake and assume I’m mentally disabled I have learned to praise God for the reminder that those who are need my love and attention. They need me to see and hear them. Let me leave you with this question… when was the last time you truly saw and heard what those who you have thought less than you are saying?
Let me challenge you to stop being the stigma propagation towards those who are disabled. Learn to value them for who they are because they are just as human as you. Mental disability and physical disability doesn’t make a human less human.#disability #writerslife #beautifulminds #beautifulsouls #GodsEyes
Now that I have given you a glimpse to what type of treatment disabled people are at times subjected to I want to talk about why people want to be disabled.
It came to my attention that there are those who self harm just to create a disability. They are calling themselves trans disabled. This is now becoming an interesting subject to follow due to the trans gender movement. The trans gender movement sought to establish those who claim to be trans gender as normal and not mentally ill.
Now the trans disabled movement wants the same thing. They are people who desire to be disabled and who will even self harm and self mutilate to achieve that goal. They want to no longer be seen as having a mental illness which causes this behavior.
Why do I want to talk about these people? It is because I am really disabled. I had a tumor which resulted in my physical disability. There is nothing glorious about being disabled. It isn’t something you should desire.
I am aware now of a wonderful movement which is the disability culture movement. It is not about creating art through disability, but rather about helping those, like myself, express our artistic talents in spite of being disabled.
I do not want this wonderful movement to become tainted by those who are trying to rally people for the cause of trans disability groups. Let me be clear when I say I support the disabled because I am disabled. I feel trans Disability persons are mentally ill. I support them getting the help they need to realize they are beautiful and perfectly made as they are. I do not want to have disabilities glorified to the point people will feel the need to harm themselves to join the ranks of the disabled world wide. At the same time I do not want to discourage or dishearten those of us who are disabled.
Physical and mental disabilities are not glorious or glamorous. They cause suffering and at times poor treatment by others as I spoke of in my post above.
I can not let this movement go unspoken of because deep inside me I feel that body modification and self harming is wrong. I want to encourage those around me to embrace who God made you to be. I am against your abusing your body to gain love, attention or acceptance.
Embrace who you are.
Yours In Christ,
In our current day and time we have so much information at our call. We often get bombarded by the things we are being informed of. At times we miss the opportunity to share good valuable information with others due to the amount of information we are already processing.
I was asked to weight in on several issues this past few days. I am often aware of some of the reactions to the issues going on due to the posts on social media from my friends and family. The way they react catches my attention and brings a new light to the world issues around me.
As an International Author and Artist I am often at the ready to cry out “crucify me” and jump into the mix of social media outlets to express my views. There are times I have realized that it is better to avoid falling into the hype of the issue and just talk about what is relevant to my ministry.
What’s a Christian to do?
As Christians we should try our best to set the focus on God. We must carefully weigh our positions on the hot topics of today and stand ready to give answers that are God glorifying. I admit at times I fail to do just that. I think we all have had those non-glorious moments brought to us by our sin nature.
You can get caught up in the anger and emotion of the topics and forget to stand ready to point others to the loving God who sent his son to die for us all. You are angry and sin finds a way to leak out of you.
God’s word says for us to be angry and sin not. So how do we do just that? It is my believe that Abortion is the worst abomination we can commit. We murder an unborn child for no other reason, but to full fill our own desire to be shed of the person growing inside us. I am going to use Abortion as my example for how to be angry and sin not today.
So, we now know that I am against abortion. I hate abortion. It is a vile and cruel practice which murders a human in the womb. What know? I can be outraged and angry at this abominable practice, but I should never violently attack or physically abuse someone who has had, is going to have, or will perform an abortion.
When we are against something we should be ready to act in a way that shows others our stance against it without violence being used. You don’t win souls to God by being filled with hate. God is love. He has given us, his children, the command to love one another. You may have heard the saying “Hate the sin, Love the sinner.” This saying is not about condoning the sin. You never condone sin, but you do show love to the sinner.
We can pray for those effected by the sin that angers us. We can even offer better alternatives to the sin. In this case we can adopt or offer to adopt the children being killed. We can become outspoken about the issues we find horrific. We can set good examples for others to follow.
What we can’t do is become instruments of hate. To become violent and harm another person while decrying the murder of unborn babies does not stop abortion. It shows that we have embraced the fundamental ideology behind abortion. Behind the idea of exterminating that unborn child is the thought that they have no value.
The devaluing of human life has so impregnated our society that we can’t always see how it is playing out in our own actions. We are angry and we sin. We loose sight of Jesus and the example he has set down before us. We see red, but it is not the blood of Jesus. What we see is the red of flames. Those flames are born in the pits of Hell and developed into the evil that has seeped into our lives and via us our world.
I want to make it very clear to you that posting comments saying someone should be killed, or die do not glorify God. Bombing abortion clinics and harming humans does not glorify God. Jumping a homosexual and beating them up does not glorify God. Verbally bashing a prostitute does not glorify God.
The way we respond to the sins around us should glorify God. If we show his love and mercy then we will be able to be angry and sin not. If we call ourselves Christians then we need to seek ways to live the gospel in front of others. Yes, that even means the ones who participate in lifestyles and choices we disagree with and know to be wrong.
I invite you to take a look at the story of Jesus and the woman at the well. Google it if you don’t have a Bible on hand or can’t recall where it is found. You might wonder why I am not giving you the scripture reference. It is because you have to want what it says and learn from it yourself. I can’t give you what I have. You must find knowledge for yourself. Seek God first.
Yours In Christ,
What Blood Buys
Abortion Mentality: The price of child sacrifice.
Written By: Deedra Mosley
What is abortion mentality?
There are many ways of looking at what is the mental reasoning behind those who support abortion. Some claim it is a right of the mother to terminate her offspring in utero. Others focus on the cases of unwanted pregnancies from rape. While many others focus on the health benefits to the mother such as cases they claim that termination would save the mother’s life. In every case those who are pro-choice feel they have valid arguments as to why abortion should be legal and excepted.
We will not be looking into each of these arguments in this article. Instead I want to delve into something darker. I want to take a walk through a world in which our psychological morals have been shaped by the legal act of abortion.
Here is a very interesting link to an article about abortion mentality.
When Jesus said for us to let the little children come unto him he did not mean for us to kill them.
Denial is a psychological defense mechanism that helps a person avoid a potentially distressing truth. It can also be looked at as a form of "avoidance", which is another psychological term that indicates a person is doing all they can to not deal with a given situation. However you choose to frame it, recognizing its presence in your behavior can do wonders for your ability to know when to look at a situation differently from the way that comes naturally to you.
The above quotation is from an online post about denial. It is a part of a very interesting article by: Roger S. Gil.
It would seem that we are in denial about pregnancy. We want to believe that the child inside the mother is not alive or valid till birth. We see debates about when a child is a child. We deny that the start of growth is what produces a birthed child. We find ourselves denying that life began at that very moment of conception in order to excuse the willful murder of our offspring.
The lies we tell ourselves.
It was not a child. It did not feel anything. This is what is best for all of us. It is legal so therefore it is moral. It doesn’t hurt anyone. It is good for the mother.
These self wrought justifications are born out of denial. For these to be true we must first deny that the child will be an adult if let live. We must rob the person of the unborn child of its humanity in order to justify the violent act of murder. We must also lie to ourselves about the effect of the violence needed to perform the act of abortion upon the mother. We must, in fact, become a sociopath.
What is a sociopath?
1. a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience.
A lack of conscience.
We often hear murderers called sociopaths. The above is a definition which I found by searching Google. They justify their killings and they lie to themselves and others about the reasons they act as they do. They lack a conscience. Do we lack a conscience? Are we more like the murderers we imprison than we care to believe?
How we view our children shapes how we treat them.
Let us take a look at the impact of denying the unborn children their humanity.
If a mother has the right to kill her child in utero then why shouldn’t she be able to kill them once they are born? After all some aborted babies are still alive after being torn from inside their mother’s womb then they are placed aside to die. No one helps them survive the abortion. They have no value even after being born.
When a murderer is killing an innocent victim they are only doing what feels right to them.
When a Mother aborts her baby she is only doing what feels right to her.
Once we have justified the termination of a life we set in motion a new set of morals. Morals are what determine our belief in the acceptable. What we choice to do is based on our moral foundation. If we believe that it is acceptable to terminate a pregnancy that belief carries over into our view of what we have allowed to be ended. A child’s life.
We no longer set a value on the life of our offspring. It is viewed as an inconvenience and a health issue. Pregnancy is no longer a viable state of being in which life is created. It has been reduced to just another health issue. Life is no longer upheld as sacred. What moral conscience we once had has been replaced with no conscience at all. There is no longer a line between right and wrong. Murder has become the normal state of living. The focus has shifted to gratification of our person from the sacredness of the person the child would have become.
We are murderers.
Their blood is on our hands. As a Christian I have a moral obligation to cry out against such evil. Our churches have not only been silent too long on this issue but have failed to educate us on the psychological fall out from such acts.
If we, as Christians, are not having our morals shaped by God’s word then we are being shaped by the social media and entertainment world. Our morals come from some place. We can’t deny that we as individuals are shaped by what we believe. What we believe is shaped by what we accept. What we accept is shaped by the world we live in and partake in.
Child sacrifice is not something you want to believe you have ever taken part in. We know what it is. We understand that to kill a child is wrong? Or do we?
The rise of violence towards children today.
I have been unsuccessful in finding a detailed chart on the statistics and rates of child abuse for the last ten years. This makes me wonder if we have not been paying attention to what is happening in our world.
Time to step back and take a look at the messages we have aloud to sneak into our lives.
Reflections of evil and our programing.
For one of my last blog posts I covered self harming behaviors and how when we buy entertainment services our money goes towards all the programs. Including the pornographic or hyper sexualized ones which do in deed have self harming in them and support the message that self harming is okay. While looking into what is being offered and really asking the question is this in some way self harming behavior I discovered another trend. Many of the entertainment industries products not only support self harming but also support abortion mentality.
What happens when children are no longer valued?
Before you say that you have never supported self harming or child sacrifice take another look at the media around you. What are you really paying for? What really is the message behind the new wave of T.V. shows, Movies, Music, and Books that we have available for viewing with our paid prescriptions? It is not a stretch of the imagination for me to say that we all in some form or fashion are supporting immorality.
What can we do about it?
We can start by being honest about what fuels these perverse “entertainment” Medias. If you are wondering how we came to a place where in 2016 you can watch, listen to, and read about subject matter that once was considered unacceptable let me help you understand.
There is disconnect between what our laws here in the USA are and what we allow to happen to those who live in our country. Here is an example of disconnect: We will condemn murderers of children and imprison them without mercy, but we hail and praise Doctors who perform abortions which murder children.
We have now seen the rise of child hate. You can look at some of the popular horror movies and see how we now view our children. There once was a time that we feared harm coming to our children. The movies were about someone stealing our children or trying to hurt them. Now we see children as the source of evil. Parenthood is being portrayed as wicked and bring evil to us. Take as an example the soon to be released movie, The Boy.
Watch the official trailer for it on YouTube.
Ask yourself how the parents are being portrayed and how is the child being portrayed? What do you think shaped the plot of this movie? Can you see echoes of the abortion mentality here? Asking ourselves questions about what is behind what we are seeing produced for our entertainment is one way we can fight back against the immorality that has taken hold of our post abortion world.
I want you to think of the following topics that I have seen as trends in the offered entertainment world. I am going to tell you what is being shown to us and the abortion mentality behind it.
The Blood Runs Off Our Hands.
Depictions of sibling incest. The message behind this is simple: Having more than one child is bad. Children are sexual objects.
China one child rule. – Many of the agencies depicting underage or incest between siblings are either produced in or edited by Asian companies.
Depictions of children as killers. The message: Children are evil and kill us.
This plays to the thought that unborn children are a threat to the mother’s life.
Depictions of children as demons. This also plays up the thought of a threat to the mother. It makes the child something to fear, to hate, and to destroy. Mocks religious teachings of the child being virtuous and sacred.
Depictions of abortions being performed in which the mother is comfortable and has no long term emotional issues. This builds on the fallacy that abortion is good for women and safe.
A youth or child being murdered but floating from another place and feeling happy and okay with no real justice coming to their killer. This plays up to the dead aborted children accepting death and being okay with it as long as their parents find peace with it. It relays the message that justices is not needed for the dead.
These are just a few of the things you can find if you look through what is offered in any of the major online paid subscriptions. You may not watch these types of things, listen to music that supports it, or read the books which depict it. Just because you don’t doesn’t mean you’re money hasn’t supported it.
This type of psychological warfare on our morals has been going on a long time. We have seen a rise in it as our world’s morals have shifted to the obscene. New mental tactics are being used to persuade our morality away from what currently shapes our governing laws.
I covered the socially unacceptable first. There are children’s entertainment selections that are just as jaded. In the interest of making this post shorter I will leave off here. I challenge you to look at the socially acceptable entertainment which you do enjoy on a daily basis and ask yourselves if you can see any hidden messages in it which just might be shaping your and your children’s morals.
Remember just because it is within the legality of the law and people everywhere are doing it…that doesn’t make it right.
In today’s digital age we tend to grab onto posts that we think reflect our message and share them with our own input. There are many times we realize after the fact that what we thought we saw was not in fact what was really being represented!
I want to take a moment to analyze the following photograph which was shared as a representation of “weeds” by an unsuspecting group just this week. This photograph is the sole property of David Wolfe, who I will tell you a bit about in a moment. I want to take a moment to recognize his copyright and make sure you all know this is his work not mine.
Now this picture is not of weeds. What are we really seeing here? This woman is a mystic tree. She has branches growing out of her head and an owl as a third eye.” The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra.” (This information was found on Google search) You can do a Google search on owls used in paganism and find some very interesting things too. One thing that stood out was that owls are often used to represent a guide through the underworld. We can thus interpret this art work as paying reverence to Mother Nature and her mystic all Seeing Eye which guides us through the underworld. I will show you an actual picture of weeds below for comparison.
As you can see from the picture of weeds which I obtained from Google search images that there is a very big difference between the two photographs and what they actually represent.
This leaves us with the following question:
Who is David Wolfe?
Below is some of the info you can find on his Facebook page:
David’s Bestselling Books:
The Sunfood Diet Success System
Eating for Beauty
Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms
David has also appeared in numerous breakthrough films and documentaries.
You can actually visit his webpage and see that he also is into astrology as well as mind manipulates.
Change your thinking…
Maybe it would be a good thing to change our thinking in this case. We should be more careful about promoting pagan images and realize that the Gospel of Jesus can never be aligned with the lies of Satan. Paganism is a far cry from Christian beliefs. We must be hyper aware of what we use to represent the Gospel.
If you want to have a study of paganism and how it is used in modern mind control you can look no farther than one of my favorite childhood movies. I admit I loved the movie “Bed Knobs and Broom Sticks” and it wasn’t until watching it last night that I became a bit curious about the content of it. I did a search and found a website that has very shocking information. Take some time and read it for yourself. You can find it at: http://www.pseudoccultmedia.net/2013/05/occult-disney-bedknobs-and-broomsticks.html
I hope this has made you a bit curious about what is being shared and what you are viewing on a daily basis. Media can be good, but it also can be bad.
Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.
Have a blessed day!