Where has our country gone?  This proclamation was made in 1789. And to think that people still miss the point that our country was founded on Christian Values.  Even in this time of Chaos, we have so much to be thankful for.  Take a few minutes and reflect on what God has done for you and your family, and thank him. He deserves our unwavering devotion and our best foot forward.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Unresolved Life

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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Glued to the Screen

Glued to the screen by Michael Blaes

Real Life getting boring?

escape the doldrums

enter another world filled with mystery and intrigue

Where You can be anything

an elf, a dwarf, or even an evil orc

a knight, a thief even a mage

Just ignore that open cage

adventure till you’re hooked.

now the door’s slammed shut

my brain-dead plaything

my willing minion

glued to the screen

The Potter and the Clay

Can the clay say to the potter,

I want to be a sword when the potter needs a scythe

Can the clay say to the potter,

I want to be a glass when the potter needs a jar

All the clay can say is make mold me into a vessel fit to be used

He throws me into the fire

It Burns as sin melts away

Once I dry in the sun

he fills me to overflowing with living water

destined to quench the thirst of dry and dusty souls

As time goes by my clay grows brittle and starts to crack
The potter picks me up and throws me into the fire to be used once again

I hate gossip. It does nothing but destroy people. I’ve seen it first-hand and I hate it with a passion.

Why? Becuase it destroys relationships and trust. I’ve literally seen it divide churches. I’ve had it affect me personally, causing Child Protective Service called on me, all because a judgemental elder who had no understanding ran his mouth to our pastor who in turn ran his mouth to a social worker, instead of talking to us. The social worker, in turn, filed a report with C.P.S. and we had to fight them off for the next 6 months. The report was later dismissed for lack of cause. I ended up leaving the church.

The Bible is very clear about this topic. There are numerous scriptures that address it. I found 32 of them!

The one I think that addresses it the best is

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. James 1:26

So here’s my best advice. If you can’t say something to a person directly, keep your mouth shut!

Don’t go to a third party and “express your concern” to them. Even if it is a person in leadership or a pastor. Again if you have a concern, go to the person and express it to them directly. If you can’t do that, then pray about it and keep your mouth shut.

The problem is that too many times, we tend to try to fix things the way the world does. That’s not the right thing to do.

I think people act with the best of intentions. However, they don’t understand the damage that can be done.

Most of the time, people who are the victim of gossip, end up leaving the church and even spurn churches and Christians afterward. They may even walk away from God altogether.

I went through that. I deliberately stopped attending local churches for a time. I attended an online church where I felt safe. It took me a long time until I could trust people again.

If you are a pastor or leader, and someone comes to you with a “concern” tell them to talk to the person directly and educate them that what they are doing is gossip. Either that or arrange a meeting with the person in question and the gossiper and get it resolved.

Under no account, should you tell the person being talked about that an anonymous person has expressed a concern.  All you are going to do is tick the person off and create division.

enough said?

Teresa talks to Sanda Allyson of Myrtle Ministries Part 1,.

  • Sanda’s ministry? [0:46]
  • How did Sanda come to know the Lord? [02:48]
  • Was Sanda raised in a Godly home? [04:08]
  • Sanda’s life turmoil? [05:18]
  • Sanda literally felt God hug her and how did that change her relationship with Him? [07:01]
  • Abuse Sanda experienced? [08:00]
  • What did God reveal to Sanda when she was 6? [09:13]
  • What happened as a result of this realization? [09:53]
  • Sanda at a young age recognize this was not ghost experience but spiritual warfare [12:47]
  • Walter Martin’s influence []
  • High School and beyond? [15:50]”]
  • Car accident [16:57]
  • Think of the many reasons Sanda should be dead [22:04]”]
  • In all the time and miracles did God speak to Sanda further? [41:08]”]
  • Seminary? [42:54]”]
  • Sanda is a happy accident happened [47:18]”]
  • Did Sanda actually die? [48:23]”]
  • Out of body experience is a touchy subject [50:18]”]
  • If God is so good how could He allow pain? [52:11]”]

Resources

https://myrtleministries.com/