God is there. Are you?

Fun 1/2 true speel: Looking at my website of late, one might assume I’ve been a tiny bit of a dry pen. Maaaaybe. But, hey man, I’ve been busy. 🙂 I know, I know, we all say that, right? Well, it is partly the busy where you mean “That’s not my priority right now”; but also, I went on a trip to see some really good friends, and then there’s

Important now:there’s this thing in my family that I’d like y’all to pray for-unspoken. Anyways…

I was talkin’ to the family, and said that I wrote this – but it was God’s idea… you know. My brother just said that “It was a team effort”. So I want y’all to hear it.

#RealStuffNow lol: Here goes:

We talk about us running from God&Him chasing us. We tend to picture one person running in a straight line, pursued by god, also running in a straight line. That’s nice enough.

But I have a new picture. We’re all running. In lots and lots of circles, at all different speeds, and in opposite directions. (No wonder we’re confused now a days!)

We each think we’re covering new ground as our paths intersect. But in reality, we’ve been here before, and so have others. You ask where God is?

God is rightfully in the center of it all – in the middle of our wild circles. He doesn’t chase us. He doesn’t have to train like an athlete to be able to catch up. He’s right there.

He could stretch out His arm and tap us on the stomach with His finger, and we’d fall right over. But He doesn’t. He wouldn’t. So we run on in our own rebellious way.

As we run in our life, we think we’re getting farther from Him. Because we’ve run sooo far. But He’s there. Always still there.

Have you ever held a bug, and let it crawl from palm to palm? It thinks it’s gone so far. Thus with us. All this time later, we’re still in God’s palms.

Now, there are a few people in the circle. It is a very special place, where one is in intimate relationship with God. God and man, one on one, like Moses.

How do we get there?

Stop running.

What happens when you stop running? Well, for one thing, you get the biggest bear hug of your entire life! You repent. You apologize.  You find grace, through surrender. You follow Yahuwah with your whole heart, soul, body, mind and spirit. 

Then guess what? You’re set for life. Just don’t start running again.

And love Yah more and more, every day, hour, and minute.

Talkin’ to myself here.

Shalom y’all! Yah & I love you!

-Yah’s girl

 

 

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Simple thoughts about our spiritual life

Our walk in life with Yahuwah (God) can get really complicated. We can get engrossed in all our technical problems; what to believe, who to hang out with, which habit to crush next. And I guess we should. Changing into His image is big.

But we ought not to forget the simpleness of it all either. We are, left to ourselves, lost humans in a deteriorating world. BUT we are also children of a loving Father who will save us if we will only be willing.

There are many parts to our salvation. But although the nuts and bolts are important, and although it is great to explore them, we should step back once and again to just think; “My Saviour Yahusha died for me because of His love. On my own I’m lost, but He and Yahuwah are willing and able to save even I. As a lost child I can run to His side, and as a loving parent He’ll rescue me.”

HalleluYah; It’s all about love. His love, our love. (We keep His commands to show our love back). And thankfully, Yahuwah’s love is big enough to save us all. If we accept.

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

P.S. Who is looking forward to Purim? Me! 🙂

to keep, or not to keep – christmas?

 

I posted this last year, but wanted to edit it. Here’s the re-newed post.

Why do you keep christmas? How do you keep it? Where did your traditions come from?

I personally have not kept x-mas for a few years now. I know that’s odd, so don’t worry- I’m gonna explain. But how did this come about, me not keeping it? We never were quite “normal” – My family had always made each other gifts, besides the store-bought presents. And we always read Luke chapter 2 before we ripped into the gifts. Then things slowly began to change.

First we said we’d try an ALL-homemade xmas. Then we decided we’d just celebrate it a month or so later, because we could buy the on-sale items – and celebrate cheaper.

After a while, we said, “Forget it! This is silly!!”. He didn’t even get born this day, did he? Yes, I can hear you now. Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about? The children love  x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them! And- and what about the true meaning? The greatest gift ever?!

If you had told me what I’m saying right now a few years ago, I may have thought you were crazy. I’m just sayin’, I know a little where you are coming from.

Whoa!! Slow down!  What are you talking about?” O.k. I’ll slow down, at least as long as that includes answering your other questions. Thanks for asking. And if you have more, just air them out in the comments!

“The children love x-mas! We couldn’t take that away from them!” Yup, x-mas is FUN!! But let me clarify…what do you mean? Quit lying to them about santa claus? Quit letting them be selfish? I’m all for it.

Plus, perhaps we could exchange christmas with a Biblical celebration like the Israelites kept? Like Passover, or Tabernacles. (For starters, seeExodus 12,  Leviticus 23 and  Zechariah 14:16)

What about the true meaning?”  Great question! The birth of the Messiah is truly very important. It must be remembered! Very important. But, as much as we strive to go back to the “roots” of christmas, we have a very hard time – always coming back to the lights, presents, and so on. Family is important, but so is the shopping. Hmmm. This makes one wonder, whether the Saviour’s birth is really where this holiday came from. Do we actually put up a tree to remember his birth? Are all the elves in the front yard the true symbol of the wise-men? Do we ask for presents because of that one, ultimate gift? I’ll be giving y’all some links on this subject!

                                                                                                                                                                   

I want to give y’all some more Bible verses, and then I will give you a few links as to the origins of this holiday.

First of all, and mainly, I should quote from Jeremiah 10, verses 1-12, where it appears erecting trees in our houses connotates a very bad thing to Yahuwah. (Unfamiliar with that name? Yahuwah is “God”. Click the links below for more info!) The most important is the bold part, if your in a time crunch.

Unchecked Copy Box Jer 10:1 “Hear ye the word which [Yhwh] speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
Thus saith [Yhwh], Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O [Yhwh]; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. But [Yhwh]is the true [Elohiym], he is the living [Elohiym], and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
2 Kings 16:2-4 “Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and did not that which was right in the sight of the [Yahuwah] his [Elohiym], like David his father. But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom [Yahuwah] cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.” 
 
Could the most heart-warming holiday also be the cruelest? “The History of Christmas”
Wow, I’m only about 14(out of 29) minutes in, but this is really good stuff! Shocking but true- “Is christmas christian?”

An open confession;

“I have kept this holiday, I confess. I am sorry I did not understand you earlier, all of you who I’ve heard say you don’t keep christmas. I did not pause to consider. I want to have an open mind, unlike I did then.

“Yahuah, I have mocked you. This holiday still sounds fun, but I will not observe it; I will keep your pure Holy days, rather than the world’s holidays. Help me to learn from your Feasts. Also, please Help me, Yhwh to learn & grow & be truly sorry for this, one among many things I have done wrong!! Through your grace. HalleluYah!!”

There is a lot more info out there. That was my 2 cents.
See my post; “Is it okay to feast with the Father-updated” for more info on His Holy days!
Shalom; thanks for reading!
TTYL,
Yah’s girl

 

May I remember- verses about joy, salvation, and surrender

This post is thanks to my friend Joy’s blog, blogofjoy.com. Check her out!

Note: As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I call my Father by His name, Yahuwah, and my Saviour by Yahusha. The below blog is unaltered, as Joy wrote it.

Enjoy!

May I remember…

Salvation

that God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)

that He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2)

that for our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)

Surrender

that I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galations 2:20)

to deny myself and take up my cross daily and follow Him (Mark 8:34)

that Jesus being found in human form, humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8)

that whoever does not take his cross and follow Jesus is not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:38)

to only boast in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world (Galations 6:14)

Power

that the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but for those who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18)

Joy

to look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2)

Freedom

that He canceled the record of debt that stood against me with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross (Colossians 2:14)

that there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1)

that the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)

Redemption

that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— (Galations 3:13)

Healing

that He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5)

that He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed (1 Peter 2:24)

Sanctification

to know Him and the power of his resurrection, and share His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3:10-11)

that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin (Romans 6:6)

Peace

that He Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility (Ephesians 2:14-16)

that the Father reconciled to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross (Colossians 1:20)

Love

that God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)

that by this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers (1 John 3:16)

Source: http://blogofjoy.com/when-i-think-of-the-cross/#comment-287626

 

Shalom,

Yah’s girl

Atonement for everyone

Atonement for everyone

All have sinned and come short of the glory of Yahuwah. But all can be atoned for, because He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

By grace we are saved. Not through our own power, but His. We are not saved throgh works, lest any man would boast. Yet, faith without works is dead. By their fruits you will know them. We can be a new creature, and can be set free in His truth.

We ought to come before Yah every day, to search for what seperates us. We should also strive daily to be on good terms with our fellow men, as our Saviour did. Luke 2:52  And [Yahusha] increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with [Yah] and man.

Some Bible believers also keep the day of atonement. Even if you don’t believe in keeping the Feasts, we can all learn from them!

Tomorrow, I’m going to observe this Day of Atonement. Unlike a normal day, it is from sundown to sundown, spanning two calendar dates, the 9th and 10th of the Scriptural 7th month.

Before I move on to what we can all learn from this day, let me give you two links to posts I wrote awhile back that give some of my reasons for keeping the Feasts.There is much more information – pro and con – out there. Is it o.k. to feast with the Father? (Updated) & On the Fringe of the Law

Let’s dive in!

Yom ha’ Kippurim – The day of Atoenment

1:) Notes on the day: (What it’s about, what I do)

Although it’s classified as a Feast, it’s generally accepted that, due to the somber importance of the day, you don’t eat or drink anything during the whole 24 +/- hour period. (Why? See Leviticus 16:29, 23:27+32, and Numbers 29:7) Your hunger and thirst reminds you of the day’s mission.

Because of the day’s job and dire possibilities (Leviticus 23:29,30), the preceding ten days of the month are labeled “The days of awe”. In fact, the first of the month (Right before the beginning of The Days of Awe) is the Feast of Trumpets – a day of blowing, warning everyone Atonement is coming. (On the Feast of Trumpets: Leviticus 23:23-25)

The Day of Atonement is a foreshadow of the final judgement day. All will be atoned for, or face the punishment of their un-repented of and thus un-cleansed sins. Our Saviour Yahusha will come to take His children home. Those who refused His love will die. (Free will) 1 Peter 4:5, Revelation 6:10 + 19:11

In more modern terms, it’s a little like the night before january first – when many people make “New Year Resolutions”. You think back over the last year and make goals of being a better person. (Note we have Yah’s help so we CAN change in the coming year).

Some of my goals are “Be a better listener”, “Help out so-and-so more”, “Pray more”, and even “Spend more time with my dog”.

On this day, I contemplate my relationships. With Yahuwah, and other people, and think of what problems and inconsistencies I have. It is a day for prayer. Contemplation. And maybe writing some letters or ringing a friend (or non-friend) to apologize.

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2:) Notes on the idea of the day:

Summing it up, the idea of atonement, and the nature of the Day of Atonement, is really a day to admit and say that;

1:) I acknowledge I mess up.

2:) I have/will apologize to those I’ve harmed or hurt, whether by speaking to them, writing them, or by whatever the best means are.

3:) (This is huge) Yah is perfect and forgiving.

4:) I will strive, through Yahuwah’s power, to change and be more like Him this coming year.

5:) I will Praise Yah in hard times and good, and will do so even in the presence of unbelievers.

Whoever you are, wherever you are- Become better friends with your family, friends, neighbors, pets, and most importantly- Yahuwah.

This may seem awfully simple.

But maybe that’s because it is.


Beautiful as it is, Atonement is not even the end! We have a fantastic and loving Father. Once we are right with HIm, we celebrate! For Feast-keepers, this means a week-long HalleluYah party! See Leviticus 23:33-44 and Deuteronomy 16:13-17. Also see my post Tabernacles! Dancing! HalleluYah! and my re-blog Make A Booth, Y’all!. To see where I attend Tabernacles, see 2centsoapbox -Gatherings!

 

To read about the specific sacrifices of these day, feel free to look at the context of the verses I have supplied or look up any of this in an online Bible. (I.E. atonement or tabernacles, etc.)

 

Shalom, y’all. Talk to you later. 🙂 

Have a good week.

-Yah’s girl

 

Does Yahuah Dance? Oh yes!! :D

Note: I did not write this, although I altered it slightly. A good message! L’ Chaim!

A Bible verse recently caught my attention:

“[Yahuah] your [Yah] is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy. He will be quiet in his love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NASV)

The Hebrew word, ‘rejoice,’ means to “spin around under violent emotion.” The phrase “rejoice over you” literally means to “dance, skip, leap, and spin in joy.”

So, the latter part of this verse is more accurately translated, “He will dance over you with singing.”

I love the visualization that comes to my mind when I read this. Yahuah is portrayed as a mighty warrior, singing and dancing over me with shouts of joy.

It describes how a warrior must have felt in the Old Testament after winning a hard-fought battle and realizing the victory was his.

I can envision power, authority and strength exuding from him as he steps into a victory dance. I imagine whooping, hollering, leaping, dancing and victory shouts.

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We see it today, as well. It’s not much different from a team hitting a winning field goal on the final play in the Super Bowl or striking the winning goal in the World Cup. There are tears, shouting, rejoicing, dancing and singing. It’s not hard to picture because we see it all the time.

For generations, singing and dancing have been the ultimate expressions of joy.

Yet, many people perceive Yahuah as stern, gloomy and servile, but Zephaniah does not describe Him this way.

The prophet portrays Yahuah as glad and happy as He delights in His creation — His sons and daughters — you and me! Therefore, we should not be ashamed or embarrassed to dance with joy, since Yahuah is in our midst rejoicing over us.

It is a holy union as Yahuah delights in us and we in turn rejoice in His love!

“For as a young man marries a virgin. So your sons will marry you. And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your [Yahuah] will rejoice over you.” (Isaiah 62:5 NASV)

I love to dance in worship to [Yahuah] during worship services. I sense His presence and that He is very close to me.

Sometimes, I feel like Yahuah is dancing with me even as I revel in His presence. I rejoice in Yahuah as He rejoices in me.

This is not the perception of Yahuah that many of us have. We need to begin visualizing Yahuah’s love for us in light of this passage.

 

 

 

Does God Dance?
(written by Barb Smith via opentheword.org)
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A Bible verse recently caught my attention:

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy. He will be quiet in his love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NASV)

The Hebrew word, ‘rejoice,’  means to “spin around under violent emotion.” The phrase “rejoice over you” literally means to “dance, skip, leap, and spin in joy.”

So, the latter part of this verse is more accurately translated, “He will dance over you with singing.”

I love the visualization that comes to my mind when I read this.  God is portrayed as a mighty warrior, singing and dancing over me with shouts of joy.

It describes how a warrior must have felt in the Old Testament after winning a hard-fought battle and realizing the victory was his.

I can envision power, authority and…

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On being real (folks)

Being real is one of those things that is so simple, it’s hard for us to comprehend at first. It’s also a challenge to us; to our lifestyle and how we think. So we may try to avoid the thought.

I’ve met a few out-going real people. Some characteristics stand out. They accept you, but are willing to let you know if their stance is different. They respect you and themselves. One big thing is that being truly real can be the act of trying to tell, believe and be truthful. And to be yourself.

Real people are willing to point out your gross inconsistencies -including spiritually- in a simple and kind way. Also, although it may make you feel uncomfortable, if the time is right, you yearn for their prescence. Real people don’t fault-find. They are down-to-earth. They build you up by showing your shortcomings (Perhaps accidentally, even by just being themselves), and show you a better way.

Another thing about real people is that they are them; everywhere. If they are a Messianic Jew, for example, and are also a “real” person, they will share their beliefs. When out shopping, on Facebook, etc. Their values follow them everywhere. But yet they realize that some things they believe could be wrong. They aren’t proud.

Whether you agree or disagree with them, they stand by their beliefs. And they respect yours. They may even consider yours; they want to improve themselves and believe the truth. But they do not change their story due to who they are with; not simply due to someones else’s out-look on life.

I have a hunch that it’s not easy to become a real person, but that once you are one, it is beautiful, freeing, and empowering.

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Our Saviour Yahusha is a good example of a real person. He cared for everyone, and payed attention to where they were at. But He also “Cut to the heart”. He didn’t beat around the bush (unless to further His point), and He also talked heart-to-heart. If He saw problems and inconsistencies, He addressed them. In a wise manner; appropriately. But even if it was uncomfortable for those around Him.

No matter what company He found Himself in, He was Himself. 

I know Paul says he was a Jew to the Jews etc (1Co 9:20,“And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;”) Ok, great. But he (Paul) didn’t throw out everything he believed to suite them, did he?

Yahusha the Messiah treated everyone the same (although with His ministry on earth He focused on the Israelites.). Whether Rich, Poor, Publican or Sanhedrin. (Although I actually think He enjoyed the company of Publicans more that the Sanhedrin – they were “Real People” compared the Rabbis.)

To all, He (lovingly) pointed out errors. That, I believe, is part of being a true friend! It may sound harsh, but it is -through the truth- bettering their lives. (Don’t get me wrong- there is a time and a place.)

My son, despise not the chastening of [Yhwh]; neither be weary of his correction: For whom [Yhwh] loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

You don’t need to be in someone’s company very long to pick up on whether or not they are real. And you don’t have to agree with them to appreciate them.

I do not feel I am real. Well, at least not like I want to be. Like Yahusha is/was. Or like many folks out there are.



Real is transparent


 

However, I enjoy the prescence of real people. Sometimes I crave it. Partly because it’s simply enjoyable, and partly because you largely become like those you hang out with.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

 

Interestingly, Revelation talks about some people obeying the beast in their hand OR head. The head part means you agree and follow, while hand simply means you follow. So the beast doesn’t care if you’re real, it just wants you to “act the part”.

Also, as I said, real people “Cut to the heart”. And so I appreciate it when real people ask me questions about myself I hardly dare think about otherwise. They actually don’t even have to ask you per se. Sometimes simply the way they talk and act helps you realize things!

Looking to our Saviour and to our Father more (& more) waters our own attitudes, thoughts, and way of life so as we become real, more and more.

Now, that’s what I want. It’s uncomfortatble, at least at times; Sure. It also takes time. Just like every good thing seems to.

And just like every good thing, it’s worth it.

Will you join me in becoming real, more & more?

P.S. I do hope that I am more of a real person than I realize. But no matter how “real” I am, I know I have room to grow.

Shalom & Yesh Tikvah,

-Yah’s girl

 

 

Verses on “equality”- Jew and Greek being the same in the Believer’s eyes

 

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There seems to be a wide misconception surrounding “God’s will for my life,” or “God’s calling for my life”. Unfortunately, a vague teaching of “God’s will” has lead to a vague understanding of God’s will for one’s life. I’ve had people say, “Wouldn’t it be nice if every morning you woke up there was a […]

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Truth

puzzle-1152792__340How do you find and define truth?

Some would say truth is only how or what you define it, or that truth is only truth if it’s truth to you. Seriously? I believe truth is “universal”, that is it doesn’t change for who you are or what you believe.

That is, if you say the earth is flat but it’s really a globe, you were wrong. Likewise, if you say the earth is a globe but it’s really flat, you were wrong. You can say it’s a globe and I can say it’s flat, but we can’t both be 100% right, can we?

Truth stays the truth, even if not one person in all the earth believed it. Just like how Yahuah the Father is King, even if no one were to believe in Him.

Sometimes finding truth is really hard and sometimes it’s really obvious. You may have to search high and low, perhaps literally. Or it may be like right there under your nose obvious. We just have to see it.

Actually, sometimes it’s hard to find, yet once you’ve discovered it you’re like “Why didn’t I see this sooner again?”.Yahuah knows when we’re ready, and He’ll show us, but we have to look too.

One thing to finding true truth is simply that we need to look in the right place. Our Saviour is the truth and the life. John 14:6 says “[Yahusha] saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

I’m sitting down right now. You could debate that fact. You could simply disbelieve it. Or say that, since my feet are also touching the floor, I’m doing some sort of a squat. You agree with me that I’m sitting just because it’s so trivial. (Who really cares whether or not I’m sitting, standing on my feet, or standing on my head as I type right now?!)

But if I say that vaccines are dangerous (and I do believe that), even if it were just as easy to see (which I admit it’s not!!) as my sitting, you will less likely agree. You have a pre-conceived view. But that’s not all. It’s not a trivial issue. It’s important.

Now, you didn’t take that lightly, did you? (My saying vaccines are dangerous). That’s good.

You see, it can be a good thing for people to disagree, because that means it’s an important issue- and they care about it. Congratulations!

chinese-675119__340But yet, I do find it amazing that so many folks -good, smart folks; my friends- can end up with such different beliefs. It’s a mystery to me. Even though this includes me! That is, I was a nice person, and I was a part of the Seventh-Day Adventist church. I think I’m still a nice person, but now I have left the SDAs far behind, and embrace simply the Bible.  (Bye-bye Denominations!)

I wasn’t bad because I was SDA, and I’m not bad because I left. There may be more nice SDAs or more nice Non-SDAs. But either way, being one or the other does not determine you are nice or not.

Yet the ‘me’ before & after leaving  is different. With a huge difference in beliefs. It’s odd how that works.

What I mean is that it’s incredible that so many fantastic people can have such a huge range of beliefs. But it’s how it works. We’ve all seen it. The Baptist dude, the Catholic gal, the Independent Bible-believer, the Atheist and the Muslim. So very different. But not “bad” just because of their religion, culture or background. Or color or race for that matter.

Summing up my tangents, Truth is Yah’s truth. He shows us, we look. You and I are not inherently bad if we haven’t found the truth. But we must look. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it.

download (4)Shalom, y’all!       -Yah’s girl

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