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Why does dressing modestly matter?

Most parents shield their children from the evil in the world.  They surround them with people they know are safe. They give their children the best they can, so they fit in. What eludes us is the fact that we won’t be there when they get older. We can’t choose their friends or where they go.


So, what does this have to do with modest dressing?  The bible is a security Blanket even When we don’t see it that way. Hormones Are controlling,  in both male and females. When the eyes see long slender legs, a low neck top, thigh high dress or shorts and sparkling eyes two things happen,  lust kicks in and adrenaline rushes to the brain.


That mini skirt or short shorts has just caused someone to commit adultery in their heart and made the young lady a target for the emotionally charged viewer. A modest dressed young lady can be beautiful with less chance of harm. It’s like two young ladies walking side by side. One is counting hundred dollar bills the other is counting one-dollar bills. Who will draw the most attention?

Christian parent with an atheist child.

By T. K Rittenhouse

Precious little hands lifted to God as the Pastor prays for the child’s healing.  Holding onto a wastebasket while throwing up and still claiming their healing. Putting every ounce of faith they can into believing that they are healed.

 Innocent lips, warning the world that they better be good so the devil doesn’t get them.  Whispering softly as they say their nightly prayer. All is good with the world, or is it?

Science is a good thing and has brought many wonderful creations to us. But it is also a source of doubt for the young. It is as though science is above even God. Science has tried to disprove God’s existence repeatedly. It analyzes him to death and argue every detail of the Bible.  They make statements that is logical to the human mind. What most people forget is God isn’t human and his ways are not ours. What we think is intelligent, he will make a fool of in the end. However, the world throws just enough science to make a young person’s mind to wonder if science is right.

The closest thing to facing the death of a child that I can imagine is having one suddenly announce that they no longer believe that God exist. Now, due to science, they believe there is no life after death, no need to fear hell. So what is a parent to do in a situation like this? There is only one answer to the above question. Trust in God’s word.

All those years of taking a child to church weren’t for nothing. Even if they slept through the service, their conscious retained what was intended by the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6New King James Version (NKJV)

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Did you teach your child about God? Then you did your part, now stand back and let God do his part. It may take a while to see this happen. I was forty one when I came back to God. But when I did, I came back stronger than ever and more determined to serve him with all my heart.

Psalm 37

3Trust in the Lord, and do good;

Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,

And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Your child may shout from the mountain tops that he doesn’t believe, but their Spirit knows the truth. Our war isn’t with man, but with the powers of evil that uses man to confuse and attempt to destroy our faith in God. The one thing man can’t destroy is wisdom, pray for Godly wisdom for your children, pray blessings on their lives, and protection for their mind and Spirit. Remain faithful and as he says in the above scriptures, your child will remember who holds the keys to life and death, and with wisdom, they will make the right choice.

More money than common sense!

What is wrong with people? They have already done one impeachment on false evidence now here they go again. They know that the impeachment isn’t legal and still they are pushing for it! Grabbing at straws to make a case where there is no case. I guess they are so used to spending other people’s money that they don’t use common sense. This is why we are so deep in debt!

Perhaps they are afraid Trump will run again in 2024. Perhaps they don’t want us average Joe’s getting ahead in life? Maybe it’s that Trump will clean the swap out and they will lose those nice benefits that we never receive. Could it be that fat paycheck that they get for working only a fraction of blue-collar workers?

What if?

Do you think that any young mother ever thought that the child she carried would ever be a worldwide life-changer? The only mother that knew what their child would grow up to be was Mary. I’m not even sure she knew the exact details, perhaps had she known, it would be more than her heart could stand. She only knew that the child she carried was the Messiah that the world had waited for.

That child that you carry is a gift from God. For now, it’s a gift only to you and your family. What if that child you carry will be the one to find the cure for Pulmonary fibrosis, cancer, COPD, blindness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and many more diseases. That bundle of flesh that many say isn’t even a child, it could be the next president, a biblical prophecy brought to life. The creator of something so spectacular that man cannot even imagine today, something to bring starvation, homelessness, even hatred to an end.

There is always a possibility of this, only if you choose life for that unexpected child. That child might cramp your lifestyle for a bit. What genius lies within a child can only be seen where there is life. Think hard and long on this, every life matters, even those you can’t see yet.

Offended

In the beginning, Trump was speaking, unlike a president. He was stepping into an unfamiliar role. Like a comedian whose life has been making people laugh, it carries over into their daily life. Often their personality rubs those without a sense of humor the wrong way. Does that turn these folks off from the comedian? The comedian’s way of looking at life crosses the line and offends the no nonsense folks.

Toward the end of his term, if you honestly watched, you can see the change in his personality. He became more presidential, but at the same time, he wasn’t going to be kissing butt either. By this time he had already irritated those who held a strong dislike for his former speech. No one in their right mind can say that he didn’t help every American with his policy changes. There was not one single person who can say they weren’t better off in one way or another!

His policies gave people the chance to grow, prosper, and protected Americans. His policies weren’t the issue. Those who voted for Bidden, was doing so on his “Good ole boy” personality. His policies are destructive to America but that’s ok as long as we get to watch this “Good ole boy” look and speak presidentially.

Those that hated Trump were in a sense judging the book by the cover. What was inside was life changing but many couldn’t get past the cover to appreciate the wisdom within!

Battle of opinions!

Today a friend asked Trump supporters to de-friend him. I did so gladly, as I am not one to let others tell me how I should feel, speak or vote. It was his way or no way and anyone objecting to his opinion was guilty of everything he said Trump was. Murder, rapist, ect, his arrogance is disgusting.

A mature person realizes that not everyone is going to agree with them. They don’t try to pick a fight; they accept that each person has a right to his or her opinion. Before this incident, I felt that he was more intelligent than me. I actually respected him and his opinion on many things. Now I see that he is immature and nowhere as intelligent as I gave him credit for!

I never made one mean remark against his choice, but he still wanted to make a mole hill into a mountain. I suppose politics brings the worse out in some people!

It’s our money!

Where does Washington get its money? Whose money is it? Why are they taking our money and giving it to other countries? Our own people are starving, jobless, losing their life savings, losing their business, can’t afford their medication and homeless!

Afghanistan ($4.89 billion), Israel ($3.3 billion),Jordan ($1.72 billion), Egypt($1.46 billion), Iraq ($960 billion),Ethiopia ($922 million),

Yemen ($809 million), Colombia ($800 million), Nigeria ($793 million)

Lebanon ($790 million).

Multiple foundations are pleading for donations.

Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, Hope for the Warriors

Meals on wheels, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Unicef

Feeding America hungry, Feed the children, No kid hungry

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, First Responders Children’s Foundation Emergency and the list goes on.

Goodness, how about a novel idea? Use it to pay off the government’s debt! As dad always said, take care of your family before you take care of others. Share what’s leftover with those in need.

Does classic music make your baby more intelligent?

I am no doctor but I can tell you about my experience. I was almost 41 when my youngest son was born. My mother in law who was a music therapist in a nursing home encouraged me to play Mozart. I’d sit at my pc with headphones on my stomach with Mozart playing.

My baby lay quietly in my womb, no movement as long as the music was playing. Within a minute of the music going off, my stomach looked like a title wave. My friends would get tickled watching him trying to take out my kidneys!

By the time this little kidney kicker was in third grade he was reading at first-year college and had tested to the highest level. His vocabulary was excellent. I remember one day his grandpa took him to his house and within half an hour brought him home. I asked what happened, my son who was 2 said, “Papa is antagonizing me,” his grandpa said, “He started it!”

I can’t give Mozart all the glory, my firstborn which was 18 years earlier was extremely smart.  His teachers said “we can tell you talk to him all the time. He’s the only kindergarten kid that can have a conversation that isn’t a yes or no question.

It might be worth a try to play Mozart while you’re carrying your baby, who knows may there is something to it?

You were bought with a price.

This scripture gets folks in an awkward situation.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Amplified Bible

19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is within you, whom you have [received as a gift] from God, and that you are not your own [property]? 20 You were bought with a price [you were purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.

No one wants to feel like a slave, wars have been fought over this very subject. It’s hard to accept that your body is not your own! But what does this mean? Let’s take a look at the word slave.

one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence. First of all, no one is completely subservient, we can’t be, it is in our genes to want what we want when we want it! We all will step outside the rules even if it’s just a small step. The difference is, most slaves face physical or mental punishment for even these small infractions.

Now, let’s look at the word servant:

A person who performs duties for others, especially a person employed in a house on domestic duties or as a personal attendant. A servant is a helper, a personal attendant for someone else. If you make a mistake the worse thing that could happen is you get fired. But God isn’t going to fire you, he may remind you of how better to do your task but you don’t have to be afraid of physical or mental punishment. Why would he want to disable his only form of the body here on earth? He is a spirit without flesh and bone body, you are that body. Serving Jesus may make you a target for non-believers but remember, that’s what you once were. How many times did you mock or avoid servants of Jesus? Don’t feel bad, you aren’t alone in this statement. We all ran in the beginning, why I don’t know, yet we did!

Now that you see the difference between a slave and a servant. Think of how many souls will be seated around your table at the banquet in heaven. Those are the souls that a servant saved from hell.

The shape of my mind.

Have you ever wondered why certain people stay in your memory that normally you wouldn’t think about? Those whose’s mear name makes your blood boil to those who were briefly in your life over the years? Then some only pop in on rare occasions that were in your life for a long period of time?

There is something about the mind that kicks into overdrive once I close my eyes to sleep. A flood of events and memories that during the day, never appear. Some of them so subtle I can’t recall the name of the person or what they look like. Still there they are for a brief moment in the dark of night.

Memories often have a way of making me say to myself, “Who was that person, I don’t recognize them,” even though I know it was me but now it feels like it was someone else!  It seems like a dream that I keep remembering but some of the parts are missing. Though I feel like something is missing, I can see how they have shaped me into who I am now.

All memories aren’t going to be good but if you use them to steer you in the right direction, even good can come from bad. If you let them push you around and control you, the road is going to be bumpy. Learning how to use the bad to your benefit isn’t easy, but it can be done with a little bit of stubbornness thrown in.  It takes all the memories to mold us for tomorrow, create a one of a kind mold starting today!