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The Lady at the Post Office February 10, 2010

       I’m writing this blog with a very heavy heart; I feel like I could start crying again at any second. Today I witnessed such a terrible moment in a lady’s life. I went to the post office today and there was a very long line (as usual). I was in line behind this man. There was one lady working the counter; she’s probably in her late 40’s. After a few minutes, it was the man’s turn in front of me. He walked slowly up to the counter and put some papers down in front of the lady. She stared at them for about a whole minute. Neither of them said a word that whole time. Then she pushed the papers back to him and said, “I can’t handle this right now.” He then took them, stepped back, looked at her for a few seconds, and then he turned and left. The second he was out the door, the woman had tears running down her face. And it hit me what had just happened. They were divorce papers. Her husband brought divorce papers to her work and gave them to her with 10 people watching her and just a few days before Valentine’s Day.

       I walked up to the counter with my boxes, not knowing what to say. She looked at me, grabbed a tissue from under the counter, and as she was wiping her face, she kept saying, “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry….” to me. I just looked at her and said, “No, that is absolutely fine.” She took my boxes and I could tell that she was trying not to cry. She started to say, “Is there anything liquid, fragile, or perishable” (I go to the post office 2-3 times a week so I know all of their sayings) but she couldn’t even get through the sentence. So I said, “Neither of these boxes has anything liquid, fragile, or perishable. I don’t need conformation and I need to send them both priority. And I need two books of forever stamps,” to try and help her not have to say anything. I could just feel the hurt coming off of her and I could feel all of the eyes of the people in the line just staring at her. I almost started to cry myself. She cried the entire time she helped me. When she handed me back my debit card, I said to her, “I’m going to pray for you the second I get out to my car.” She looked at me and nodded; tears rolling down her cheeks.

       When I stepped out of the door of the post office, I burst into tears. As I drove away, I thought, “You know, God put me there at that moment for a reason. What can I do?” So I drove to the florist down the street and bought her a flower arrangement. I prayed that not many people would be at the post office when I got back. When I pulled in, there were only two cars in the parking lot. I walked in and there was only a little old lady at the counter buying stamps from the broken hearted lady. Her face was all red and her eyes were swollen. I walked up to the counter and set the flowers next to her station. She looked at me with a confused look. I said, “I just thought that you needed some flowers today.” She then burst into tears. I felt myself about to start crying too so I just smiled at her and nodded and walked out.

       PLEASE pray for this dear lady and for her marriage. I just hurt so badly for her. Please pray.

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People Who Hurt Us May 21, 2009

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I was reading a book the other day that discussed something that REALLY helped me. First, let me explain what I had been struggling with. I’ve unfortunately had a few people in my life who were extremely close friends hurt me terribly. I had been struggling with the thought, “God, why did you allow those people to do that to me? Why did you allow them to hurt me? If you’re my father, why didn’t you protect me? Why didn’t you stop them from doing that?”

 

Now back to the book I was reading. It talked about Joseph and his brothers who sold him into slavery. Well, later on in Joseph’s life, he was given an opportunity to get back at his brothers (when they came to Egypt for food and he was 2nd in command) but he showed mercy. Here’s what he said to his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20)  The book then went on to explain what I REALLY needed to read. It said that the only reason God permitted Joseph’s brothers to throw him into a pit, sell him into slavery, and then tell his father that he was dead was because God looked into the future and saw that it would bring something wonderful into Joseph’s life. I can’t explain it as well as Beth Moore did in her book so here’s what she said:

 

“God thinks of His children continually. And when God thinks of His children, He only thinks in terms of what can be used toward our good, toward His plan for us, and toward the future. His intentions can only be pure. Right. Full of hope. Promoting peace. Listen carefully. God did not haphazardly or accidentally let Joseph’s brothers throw him in the pit. He had already thought it out in advance. Considered it. Weighed it. Checked it against the plumb line of the plan. He had looked at the good it could ultimately accomplish, the lives that could be helped and even saved. Then, and only then, in His sovereign purpose did He permit such harm to come to His beloved child. Had the incident not possessed glorious purpose, God would have disarmed it.”   – from the book “Looking Up When Life Is Looking Down” by Beth Moore

 

I NEEDED to read that! I learned that God NEVER allows ANYONE to hurt his children unless it will ultimately be good for them and for others. And you know that’s so true. I look back now at the sad situations that have happened in my life and I can see that those situations put me where I needed to be, taught me what I needed to know, and I am so much better off today because of going through them. It is so comforting to me to know that if anyone or anything hurts me in the future, the only reason that God allowed it to happen is if it will ultimately be for my good and that if it isn’t something that will lead to good for me, God will stop it from even happening. He will stop them. God will protect me and He always has.

 

Different Opinions May 13, 2009

 

I am a proud Christian and it annoys me when I feel like everyone has a right to their opinion unless it’s a Christian or a conservative stance. I have just as much right to say that I’m pro-life as others have the right to believe that it’s the woman’s right to choose. I don’t like it when people say I’m closed minded; no, I just have an opinion on the subject and it’s different than their’s. I wish that we could all treat each other with respect when we have differing opinions and just agree to disagree. This is what I read on someone else’s blog and I totally agree with their statement: “It gets to the point where I just get so tired of being told that I’m wrong for sticking to my opinions and that someday I’ll “see the light” – it’s like, NO! This IS my light!”

 

Random, Very Random May 8, 2009

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Ok, this will be the most random blog that I’ve written. I’ve been thinking about lots of things and honestly, I just feel random today so here we go:

 

Do you know one way that I think is a sure-fire way to tell if a person is a thorough, hard worker or if they’re the type of person that does the bare minimum and looks for short-cuts? Watch them clean: do they clean just what we all can see or do they move things on the counter to clean underneath them?

 

There’s a lady that my family knows that usually is easy to get along with. But when she gets upset, she turns into one of the most sarcastic, loud, and rude people that I’ve ever met. I don’t think that she really hears how she sounds or really thinks about how she’s acting because I’ve seen her do this to her family, friends, … everyone. I think that sometimes when we’re really trying to prove a point, the only point that we prove is that we can be a smart-aleck. And that kind of behavior doesn’t help our cause at all. For instance, when this lady gets really riled up about something and goes off, I never leave thinking about WHAT she said; I leave thinking about HOW she said it. I think a lot of people’s messages get lost in how they put those messages out there. If we really want to have people stop and hear what we’re saying, I think we need to try and stay calm and respectful so that they leave thinking about our words and not our tone.

 

I’ve stopped drinking all carbonated drinks. I haven’t had one for six weeks now (only drinking water and 1% milk) and I’ve stopped eating anything pass 7:30pm. I am feeling SO much better. Not that I felt awful before but I can really tell a difference in my body and how I feel from just doing those two things.

 

I watched some videos on YouTube of Steve Martin (whom I LOVE)  playing the banjo. Every time I see him play, I can’t get over how good he is! I just ordered an early copy of the CD that he’s coming out with called “The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo.”

 

Our New President November 7, 2008

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Our music minister said something that is so true Wednesday night at our choir practice. He said, “I know that who was elected as our President is not who a lot of you voted for but we need to remember something, he is OUR new President so we need to pray for him regardless of whether we chose him or not.” I needed to hear that because I didn’t vote for Obama and I didn’t want him to be my President; but, now he is my President and I need to pray for him.

 

Article by Huntley Brown October 15, 2008

Why I Can’t Vote For Obama
By Huntley Brown

 
Dear Friends,
A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out
an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner
I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have
seen some of this before but it’s worth repeating…

First I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer
support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I
need to explain why I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness. I
process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Chris t
follower) means He leads, I follow. I can’t dictate the terms, He
does because He is the leader.

I can’t vote black because I am black; I have to vote Christian
because that’s who I am. Christian first, black second. Neither
should anyone from other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200
years from now I won’t be asked if I was black or white. I will be
asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society
gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human
cloning – to name a few, then wrong economic concerns will soon not
matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King’s words, “don’t judge someone by
the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I
don’t know Obama, so all I can go on is his voting record. His voting
record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US
Senate in 2007.

http://NJ.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/ NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama:
Most Liberal Senator in 2007

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hilary Clinton as the most liberal senator,
takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I
wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work
with.

There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 % rating. There
is a reason the homosexual community supports him. There is a reason
Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him. There is a reason
he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court. There
is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill. There is a reason
he voted “No” on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.

There is a reason he voted “No” on banning partial birth abortion.
There is a reason he voted “No” on confirming Justices Roberts and
Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since
overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to
continue.

Let’s take a look at the practice he wanted to continue. The 5 Step
Partial Birth Abortion procedures:

A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby’s leg with
forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)
B. The baby’s leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
C. The abortionist delivers the baby’s entire body, except for the
head.
D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby’s skull. The scissors
are then opened to enlarge the hole.
E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The
child’s brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The
dead baby is then removed.

God help him.

There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law.

Think about this: You cannot give a child an aspirin without
parental notification but that same child can have an abortion with out
parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason Obama went to Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20
years.

Obama tells us he has good judgment, but he sat under Jeremiah
Wright’s teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright’s
sermons. I wonder why now?

Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A
disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 – 20 “Go
and make disciples of all nations.” This means reproduce yourself.
Teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you believe
what you believe etc.

The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has
tenets that said they have a
1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills
available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for
Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace
the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of
Obama’s former church. If President Bush was a member of a church
like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al
Sharpton would have been marching outside.

This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after
20 years and just discover he’d been going to a racist church. The
TRUE church can’t be about race. Jesus did not come for any
particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can’t have a value system based on race. The churches value
system has to be based on biblical mandates. It does not matter if
it’s a white church or a black church based on racial values, it’s
still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this
would never get my vote.

Obama’s former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal
theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book “The Goals of the
Black Community”. “If God is not for us and against white people, t
hen he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.”

Cone is the man Obama’s mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama
to lead a nation it meant one thing – judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king. First God says in 1
Samuel 1:9 “Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them
know what the king who will reign over them will do.”

Then God says

1 Samuel 1:18 ” When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from
the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that
day.” 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said.
“We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other
nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our
battles.” 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated
it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, “Listen to them and give
them a king.”

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for
McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot
stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God. Maybe I am
the one not hearing but I know God does not change and Obama
contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God
in the face and say; Father ,based on your word, I am voting for
Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of
partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four
Supreme Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal
judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he
will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you
destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other
way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama’s positions.
Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someones value system has to be placed on the nation,
1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation?

2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the
nation?

Blessings,
Huntley Brown

 

Fireproof October 4, 2008

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I went to see “Fireproof” last night. It is an INCREDIBLE movie! Everyone should see it but especially married couples. It has such a fantastic storyline and I was very impressed with Kirk Cameron. He is SO good in it! I cried so many times! But it also has some hilarious parts. So if you’re trying to decide on what movie to go see, I strongly recommend “Fireproof.” It’s AMAZING! Here’s a link to see a promo for the movie: http://www.fireproofthemovie.com/