Simple Seafood Solutions for Lent

With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed during the 40 days before Easter, it’s time to rethink the standard family meal menu.
This nearly eight-week period typically calls for a special diet. Specifically, red meat is cut out on Fridays for some and for the entirety of Lent for others. According to Datassential, 26 percent of consumers observe lent and of those, 41 percent said they eat fish on Fridays instead of meat.
Eating two servings of seafood per week – as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – is one way to make a positive commitment to you and your family’s health during Lent and throughout the year. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, research shows eating seafood 2-3 times per week reduces the risk of death from any health-related cause. Seafood also provides unique health benefits as a lean protein and is a quality source for omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy fats essential to …

Pray and Not Give Up (A Look at the Parable of the Persistent Widow)

A parable is defined as "a fictitious narrative, invented for the purpose of conveying truth in a less offensive or more engaging form than that of direct assertion." Nathan reproved David. (2 Samuel 12:2-3). (John Kitto)

"Christ used parables as, a comparison of earthly with heavenly things, “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning,” (Easton's Bible Dictionary)
The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Thayers ~word faint means to be wearied out or exhausted….

Luke18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

Luke 18:3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Luke 18:5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she…

Whose Your Daddy? Have you Been Adopted into God's Family

According to Jesus the Pharisees could not understand His words because they did not agree with his teaching. (John 8:43)
He also said they did not want to hear what He had to say because His words were different from their father's words (John 8:44).
God was His father but Satan was their father. Jesus would only do what the Father would do and they would only do what their father would do.  They desired/lived to fulfill their lusts just like their father (John 8:44)
The word father means originator, head, chief or ruler. Satan the original sinner became god of this world and the father, originator, ruler or leader of all born in the flesh. (2 Corinthians 4:4) But God becomes the father of all those born of the spirit. (John 3:6) (2 Corinthians 5:17)
This choosing a "father'" began in the Garden of Eden.
God told Adam and Eve they would die if they ate from the tree of knowledge.(Genesis 2:17) Satan told them they would not die if they ate from the tree. (Genesis 3:4) Th…

The Cross Was His Own~A Poem

They borrowed a bed to lay his head
When Christ came down
They borrowed a donkey in the mountain pass
For Him to ride to town

He borrowed the bread when the crowd He fed
On the grassy mountain side
He borrowed the dish of broken fish
With which He satisfied

He borrowed the ship in which to sit
To teach the multitude
He borrowed the nest in which to rest
He had never a home so rude

He borrowed a room on His way to the tomb
The Passover Lamb to eat
They borrowed the cave for Him a grave
They borrowed a winding sheet

But the crown that He wore and the Cross He bore
Were His Own
The Cross was His Own

Author Unknown

What the Bible Says About Immigration

There is much debate and consternation about immigrantion today. Yet, God with great wisdom tells us  how to deal with the matter in scripture. You will discover His instructions are fair and just for both parties.
In scripture He addressed the nation's leaders, telling them to treat immigrants/strangers fairly.  They were told not to oppress them with unjust laws but He also told immigrants to obey the nation's laws.
Let's see how God would counsel today's leaders on this topic.
Number 1: God designated sanctuary/cities of refuge for immigrants to flee to until they appeared in court for alleged crimes.
Numbers 35:11  Then ye shall appoint you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.
Number 2: God wants immigrants to be treated fairly and not oppressed by the legal system.
Exodus 23:9  Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the lan…

Why You Should Stop Being So Easily Offended

Due to today's political environment many are saying we are living in the last days. A fellow told me  he realized we are living in the last days, when Donald Trump was elected and named his motorcade limo "The Beast."
I haven't told him yet, but it looks like the beast was made and named in 2015 when Obama was president.
So because the president rides in a limo called the beast may not be a sign we are living in the last days. But I am sure about one thing occurring in society that proves we are living in the last days, it is the rise of "offence".

In Matthew 24:10, Jesus said, "And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another."

Notice the verse said "many shall be offended."

Can we say many are "offended" these days? People become offended by many things. Leaving some of us wondering what in the world is going on.

I can't begin to name some of the minor things people get offended abo…

5 Encouraging Scriptures About Hope

Zechariah 9:12 Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope.

Psalm 147:11 But the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Romans 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began.