Do you see that by works a man is justified; and not by faith only?  And in like manner also Rahab the harlot, was not she justified by works, receiving the messengers, and sending them out another way?
 For even as the body without the spirit is dead; so also faith without works is dead.
Prompts are always fun and inspiring, a challenge for sure, they make you think!
Two, not one of Fandango famous prompts are below:
Fandango’s flashback is always interesting and this one I posted a while ago; hopefully will make you smile if you read it to the end, that is! Here is the link —> Click
Now to his, Fandango Provocative Question from this week his blog; he asks! “Do you think, given everything that is going on in the world, that children born these days will have a worse or better life than their parents? Why do you feel that way?” I will attempt to answer this time through the words of C.S. Lewis and his famous quotes. Read together they result in good advice for all generations!
“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”—C.S. Lewis … “And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”― C.S. Lewis
“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” ― C.S. Lewis … (because) “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.” ― C.S. Lewis
How can we use this information to prepare for the American Freedom Convoy?
Currently, Freedom Convoys are organizing around the world, including in the United States, so it’s important to watch what’s happening in Canada right now and prepare accordingly. We can predict what the responses might be here based on what is happening there. We can be guaranteed that President Biden is taking notes on Trudeau’s actions (albeit in crayon) and considering taking those same actions here, perhaps pre-emptively.
These are my suggestions. Many of them are relevant whether you are pro-Freedom Convoy or anti-Freedom convoy. We’re all going to feel the effects.
Prepare for greater supply chain issues. Get a month ahead on medications, food, and other essentials. If you think the shelves are bare now, just wait until the trucks stop moving. For advice on building your food supply, check out our free Quickstart guide.
Get some cash out of the bank. Instead of waiting for everyone to announce a bank run, be proactive and get as much cash on hand as possible.
Expect the rules to change. The situation changed rapidly in Canada and a rarely invoked law was brought back to allow unconstitutional punishment of those going against the government. We could experience martial law, suspension of the Posse Comitatus Act, unconstitutional executive orders allowing for asset seizure, and other punishments to shut down the dissent. This is not a case of “if you aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.” Those types of actions will affect all Americans.
If you plan to participate in the convoy, protect your supplies. Lock up extra food and gas and consider a locking fuel cap. You don’t want to end up in a battle with the police, so make sure your supplies are not easily accessible to just be seized.
Decide where you stand. If you are on the fence, you need to decide where your allegiances lie. I recommend keeping that information to yourself if possible because sentiments are heated enough in the US. At the same time, be aware that if you donate, support, or participate it’s entirely likely you will be “outed” so make sure.
Be prepared for the consequences of your actions. Whatever you opt to do is up to you. But note that the demonstrators from January 6th were prosecuted and tracked down in a very different matter than demonstrators in Portland and Seattle. If you feel compelled to participate, I’m certainly not here to discourage you, but I want you to be aware that you could face some unpleasant consequences, and only you can decide if that is something you’re prepared to do. If you go against the current administration, it’s entirely likely you’ll be considered a terrorist. (If you’re not already.)
Before I write about stress lets define it.
Stress can be defined as "any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body's response to anything that requires attention or action."
My solution, and I mean solution, don't laugh until you try it!
The first step is to say a prayer and trust God. My husband, now deceased, would say, let's do it if there is something we could do. If there is nothing we can do, stop thinking about it and let God do it.
Second, after you do the above, do this:
Calm Down and Get Your Zentangle On | Psychology Today AT this website for instructions
Below are a few of my stress relievers it really works and it is so easy anyone can do it, if you can doodle you can do this: One thought take a child's coloring book and fill it in with doodles.
Six sentences have specified “charm,” prompting us to write relating to its allure. Beware, and learn from my mistakes, the evil one can be most charming, and this charm is deceitful, part of his lure. His bait to lure you into his camp, without you even realizing it. Many people are sincerely appealing; getting to know a person very well before you trust them entirely is my advice. Take it from an older person, your choice, PROMISE yourself to heed, observe, and above all pray. Have faith and trust God, who has provided us with instinct, some call it a sixth sense, use it!
The photo above reminds me of someone who is wholeheartedly committed to bringing the outside inside. Too much of a good thing can create a mess, as the picture proves. Yet, a person, you or I, reserves the right to hide our inside by bringing out the outside.
We only see the outside of a person, but what is inside, God sees.
We as a person know what is inside of ourselves, supposing we don’t like what we see in ourselves, we at times turn ourselves inside out. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~Carl Jung
but I am happy, and at peace, HOWEVER, I MADE MY MISTAKES like everyone else.
Yes, I would enjoy to share my world with the entire world OR AT LEAST THE READERS God placed here on Word Press.
Questions with my answers below:
In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if humanity would make the Ten Commandments of God the goal of life? OR AT LEAST TRY!
Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?
My opinion is usually not as complicated as most I read here on these blogs. Two wrongs don’t make a right, and another good one I learned in school is. Good is right even if no one is doing it and wrong; bad choices are still evil even if the WHOLE WORLD IS DOING IT.
In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?
I love to watch old movies, the ones they call vintage classic these days; watching a few, you will see for yourself how society has changed, and it’s all there on record. No doubt about it, the people in those days knew they were either men or women.
If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?
I have the very best friend that speaks to me, corrects me, and causes me a lack of sleep at times. It is my conscience. THIS Gratitude section allows opportunity when thinking of my friends that speak to me in the same way; I speak because I am so grateful to God for finding me an organization of like-minded friends who help each other in every way possible.
Is it any wonder why good stories begin with “Once upon a Time.”
A tip of slowing time if you think it’s going too fast. Watch the clock while anxious for it to reach the top of the hour to start your action. Or stand in the kitchen, not moving, waiting for the water to boil, suddenly it begins to swirl, bubble while swirling into a fury.
Time is life, don’t waste it. Stop the wait stop the fury! Stop allowing your mind to spin and swirl with hopes and desires that may never come your way. Instead, either relax and pray for that peace of soul, accept what blessings you have. In other words, Stop waiting for it to happen either make it happen or move on. Before you know it, life will end, and so will your waiting.
My husband, who passed away eight years ago, would often say. ” If you can do something, do it, or if you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry.”
“Pray and don’t worry,” a motto of Padre Pio. He, through an act of God, Padre Pio being blessed with stigmata, thereby provoking both interest and controversy as most miracles are often questioned. I have adopted his motto, “Pray and don’t worry,” my rule of life because it works!