How to Deny Yourself – Just Say NO

If anyone would come after, me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24   Here are 3 things that Jesus asks of us. The first one – DENY YOURSELF. What does that mean in a culture that pushes the exact opposite on us? Everywhere we go, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is exalted before us. Who even talks about this, the complete excess of everything in our society; the vain obsession with our physical appearance, the pride of accomplishments, and averice? {Definition of *Averice*:… read more…

What Must I do to be Saved?

  40 YEARS AGO… January 16, 1977, I sat on a green sofa in Bremerton, Washington and wanted with all my heart to know God. I knew a few vague stories in the Bible – Adam & Eve, Noah and the ark, and “Jesus died on the cross”….but why did He die? I didn’t understand. All I had was a tiny little Gideon Bible and I tried to read it, but didn’t get far. There was a fog in my mind that blocked me from understanding. I remembered someone had given me a gospel tract so I got that out. For the… read more…

Make some Healing Salve! It’s easy!

A friend asked if I could help another friend with a big problem. Well, why not try? So, I made some Healing Salve – the BASE – and added essential oils to it that would be great for nerve pain. They tried it. It helped! So far, it has helped 3 people, so I’ll share it. Go here for the recipe for base healing salve. Then add these essential oils: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Peppermint, Basil, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Lemongrass, Clove & Birch essential oils. If you don’t have Birch, you can substitute Wintergreen. If you don’t have those oils, I can help you… read more…

Are You a Jewel?

Malachi 3:16 – 4:1  Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, IN THAT DAY THAT I MAKE UP MY JEWELS; and I WILL SPARE THEM, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. For, behold, THE DAY COMETH, that shall burn… read more…

Don’t be Busy with Many Things

Jesus Christ came to Martha’s house one day Martha was determined to show Jesus how well she kept her house and what plentiful dishes she could prepare. After all, it wasn’t just for Jesus, but also for the big crew He traveled with. Martha put a lot more on herself that Jesus ever expected from her. She did it because she thought it would please Jesus, but He actually reproved her. She was too intense about what she was doing (“I’ve just got to prepare this…and this….and this… oh, and that too… and that……’ she thought to herself’). Martha couldn’t just… read more…

Do You Have Self-Control?

Self-Control is Rare.   2 Timothy 3:1-5   But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be… without self-control…have nothing to do with such people.   It’s hard to leave comments in social media. People don’t want to discuss much anymore. If you don’t disagree with them, they rant and rave. Their Number One method of discussion involves insults and name-calling and little-to-no exchange of ideas. Just read a political comment thread and you’ll see a ton of comments  showing a huge lack of self-control. The Bible includes this lack in the renowned list of mis-behavior we… read more…