Sunday, March 18, 2018

Movie Review – I Can Only Imagine

In 2001, a relatively unknown band by the name of MercyMe released their debut recorded CD, “Almost There,” which included their number 1 hit single, “I Can OnlyImagine.” 
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I confess, I am a Holy Spirit anointing junky (one who loves being in God’s Holy presence when His Spirit shows up to bless His people) No one knows when He will make His presence known. I believe that is one reason why He wants His followers to pay close attention to Him. The first time I heard, “I Can Only Imagine,” the power of God’s Spirit moving through a song to draw people to Himself could not be disputed, even by the hard core, secular left. When Mary and I first saw the trailer for the movie, we recognized Jesus tugging on us to go see it during its opening weekend. We did.

If you love Jesus and enjoy testimony style movies, “I Can Only Imagine,” is a must see. If you are hooked on sensing God’s Holy Spirit’s presence during a movie, you’ll love this story. And if you love the music of MercyMe, you’ll leave the theater singing and worshipping The LORD.

The copyright year for the song, “I Can Only Imagine,” is 1999. It has and continues to minister to millions over the past 19 years. If Jesus returns for His followers soon (as I believe He will), this song may not minister to generations like, “Amazing Grace,” has, but I can safely imagine Jesus saying, “Well done, my good and faithful servants,” to the band, MercyMe.

Thanks for reading and followers of Jesus, please pray for God to heal our land. I believe He can use this movie and powerful song, “I Can Only Imagine,” to do just that.

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Why I Still Support President Donald J. Trump

After five months, the LORD has released me to write an article, again. Two years ago, I wrote a piece, “Donald J. Trump Has a Plan.” Then, my support for our president was cautiously optimistic. By May 2016, I was all in and began working for his campaign and wrote, “Why Will I Vote for Donald J. Trump?” Happily, I support him fully and it grows stronger each day. There are too many reasons why I do for a short article, but here are my top three.
Donald J. Trump Inauguration
January 20, 2017
First, he is fulfilling his campaign promises. A key promise kept was President Trump’s nomination, Senatorial Consent, and the swearing in of Constitutional originalist, Justice Neil Gorsuch. This demonstrated our president’s blessed talent to choose top qualified people for critical positions. The United States Constitution matters and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will protect, defend, and uphold it against all enemies, foreign and domestic, including the Progressive agenda to abuse it for their own agenda until they can destroy and remove it from being the supreme law of our land.
Justice Neil Gorsuch
April 10, 2017
Second, President Donald J. Trump has demonstrated great courage to take on the swamp creatures in Washington, D.C. including members of his own party. Although Republican Senators failed the American people by ignoring our cry to repeal Obama Care, the president pressed beyond the well-organized insurrectionists, rolled back oppressive Federal regulations handcuffing businesses, ordered removal of the enforcement of Obama Care tax penalties, began renegotiating unfair international trade deals, and got the American economic engine running again. With the tax reform bill on the cusp of becoming law, the American economy will grow steadily and the rising tide will lift all boats.
Finally, President Donald J. Trump made the bold, historical move to announce the official USA recognition of the sovereign State of Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem. Today, the Palestinians reveal their true violent colors in response to our President’s implementation of the November 8, 1995 United States Embassy Act, Public Law 104–45. So what? Let them rage. They are violent by nature. They will look for any excuse to riot, destroy, and kill anyone they don’t like. Regardless, this most courageous act proves to me that Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe, anointed Donald J. Trump to be the President of the United States for such a time as this.
Israel's Capital City - Jerusalem
December 6, 2017
Many seek President Trump’s demise. They will fail. He is God’s anointed vessel. All who attempt to fight Donald J. Trump are actually rebelling against The Almighty. It is a fearful thing to find oneself in the hand of an angry God. Even the full weight of the corrupt Department of Justice and FBI cannot stand against the Supreme Judge of the Universe. These evildoers should repent before they cross the LORD of Glory who can sentence their immortal souls to Hell and eternal torment. One by one, they are beginning to fall into the traps they set for our President and I believe their time is running out. 
For me and my house, I choose this day to pray and support the LORD’s anointed, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America.
Donald J. Trump
United States of America

In case this is my last post for 2017, I wish all of my family, friends, and readers a Jesus Blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Book Review - "Code of Silence"

Over a month ago, I finished reading Tim Shoemaker’s youth crime thriller, “Code of Silence,” published by Zondervan. I wanted to write this review right away and encourage others to read Tim’s novel. However, I had an impression from the Holy Spirit to wait. Do you ever get clear, but unexplainable spiritual stop signs along the road you walk with the LORD? It happens to me all the time. I kept wondering why? I just want to write a simple book review.
In full disclosure, I consider author and speaker, Tim Shoemaker, a dear friend, fellow author desiring to write stories that reach middle-school age children, and a brother-in-Christ. His terrific thriller, “Code of Silence,” will not only appeal to his target audience, but also it will entertain adults, and every reader will learn from the timeless truths Tim reveals.
When I woke up the other morning, I received a clear impression to examine the left’s behavior since November 8, 2016 and compare it to the characters Tim developed in his story. I waited a few more days for confirming observations. Clarity came. Beyond any doubt, the progressive/communist/statist leftist congressmen (Democrat and Republican), news media, entertainment world, and academic masterminds have forced the American people to swallow a big lie. In fact, the very thing they have falsely accused President Donald J. Trump and all who support him of doing, the exact opposite is true. They committed collusion with the Ukrainian government to boost HRC and bring down our president. They work around the clock to cover up their evil wrongdoings, like leaking classified information placing our national security in grave danger. I would not be surprised to learn that even Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller has been given express orders from deep-state leaders to make sure the truth never sees the light of day. Isn’t it strange that Mueller’s team of Democrat lawyers include one that worked for the Clinton Foundation and others who contributed to HRC’s campaign.
I took away from Tim Shoemaker’s, “Code of Silence,” an applicable lesson. As long as the lie remains covered up, life is lived in bondage. The left is doing all it can to rob God’s people of His gift of liberty. This is why people need to read this story and pray that God brings forth the truth. Moreover, we have an Almighty God who hears and answers prayer. He has a very big spot light to expose what the left believes they’ve hid in darkness.
Please pray with me to have Jesus reveal the big lie keeping the American people from knowing the truth.
Heavenly Father, in the powerful name of Jesus, expose the rebellious deep state’s own code of silence and big lie to turn hearts and minds against President Donald J. Trump. Give those who desire to destroy our Constitutional Republic with never ending, medaling and social-experimentation a revelation of Your existence. Bring them to repentance for manipulating people into belittling Your gift of Liberty. I ask that you give them one more chance to reject the false doctrine of progressivism, but if they do not, quickly and publicly, trap them in their lies and destroy them like You did to Pharaoh and his army. Never allow them to pretend to be public servants, again. Amen.

I encourage folks to read Tim Shoemaker’s, “Code of Silence,” and I believe you will see the left’s childish behavior, which only submission to Jesus and His governance can correct and mature. A commitment to manufactured lies keeps others enslaved in darkness. Lawlessness causes the nation to spend exhausting energy to protect the Progressive’s evil code of silence.