Legendary

I am thinking about Skillet’s new song…Legendary. I also read an excellent post by my friend, Brian, about preserving legacy. It is honorable to consider the story you leave for future generations.

We need to consider legends like Jesus/Yeshua, of course, but also lesser legends like William Wilberforce, Golda Meir, Albert Einstein, Linda Flores, and, last but not least, ELVIS!!! What about those who are in the process of leading legendary lives? Thomas Sowell, Jordan B Peterson, John Cooper, and me! 😉

Some of these have left or are currently leaving monumental legacies while others have left or are leaving quiet, yet terribly powerful marks that will ripple through the ages. I want the coming generations to know my legacy.

If my life becomes legendary…
If my life carries influence…
If my life tells a story…
If my life leads others…
If my life serves a purpose…
If my life points to something…

I want to pave a path of devotion that leads straight to my Father, the author of music, the singer of stories, the answer to science, the source of all freedom, the book of all wisdom and the fountain of rational thinking,

If you remember my name at all, and I absolutely hope you will, then you will hear the name of my Father and of his Son and you will know that there IS a Spirit and He Is Alive!

Ms Rebecca


Broken Mommas

If you have experienced tragedy, loss, rejection…just cry. It’s ok. It’s Mother’s Day again, like a chasm ripped across the landscape of a happy year. Cry till your head hurts and your mascara disappears. It’s ok. Be broken. Grieve. Feel the absence. Tomorrow…you will be better and the hardest thoughts will be allowed to recede into faded memory…you will be able to see the good things again.

My heart is with you as I pull the blankets up to my eyeballs and I only come out for my box of tissues.

Ms Rebecca


National Women’s Day: First-Wave-Feminist or an Original-Hebrew-Language-Bible-Hugging Wacko

I am not fond of a National Women’s day simply because I  am equal to man.  I am neither above or below, better or worse, stronger or weaker based on my DNA-blessed marker…female…or my Creator-directed gender…female.  I do not need a “Day” to celebrate me in order to draw attention to my value.  I already have a birthDay.

You can call me a first-wave-feminist because I believe in equality, not domination, OR you can call me an original-Hebrew-language-bible-hugging wacko because I know the scriptures put women in leadership ministry, both in original language and in opposition to an antagonistic culture, on equal footing with men.  I am FOR men, not against them, and I DON’T NEED special attention to be valued as a part of society.

What women do need is a spine, a serious work ethic, and a willingness to work TOGETHER alongside men!  If any workplace, any church, any civic institution actively works against that equal footing, then they violate integrity, authentic Scripture, and the Constitution.  If you cannot change your current environment,  find a better environment!  Don’t scream or whine about it.  Fix it.

All men (mankind) are created equal! …in value as a human being …in consideration as a human being …in opportunity as a human being.  Live like it.

Ms Rebecca


Back to the Beginning

4/3/17 Prayer

There have been times over the past months that my spirit grieves, bows under the onslaught of the Enemy AND of the Breath of God.  I wrote during those times to share it with you when you become strong enough to bear it…to assure you that, though you walked away as a prodigal son, I stood on the rooftop in my spirit and walked with you.  I am not God…I am not Jesus…I am not the Spirit…but I am the parent waiting for the broken to return while trying to care for those still with me.


The Nazi Comparison

I’m not quite sure who generated this graphic, but it makes me really sad for the truly uneducated left.  It paints the reasoned, well-thought out liberal with a very ignorant brush.  I have friends and family that are liberally-minded.  They are neither ignorant or uneducated.  If you fall into this precious category, a thoughtful liberal, see this graphic for what it is…a lesson on how to AVOID looking like an idiot.

Wow…I didn’t know that I am a Nazi Enabler? Hmmm. A white girl, faithful wife, devout follower of God, Messianic (loves Israel, studies the Torah AND the prophets and the songs and the Gospels and the apostles AND even the Revelation), leans Libertarian…I’m tired already. I don’t even want to go back up the list and find out how much of a Jew-hating-totalitarian I am!

Historical Nazi = killed Jews (6 million) and Christians (5 million)! HARD historically illiterate left = trying to economically/politically destroy Jews/Israel (BDS) and ideologically/slanderously silence Christians!

I looked up, as you should, the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement and instead landed on a page listing of the 1933 boycotts.  First, Hitler’s Nazi Party began a campaign using violence and boycotting against Jews in Germany in January of 1933.  The United States and its allies, NOT the Jews in Germany, responded by developing their own boycott of Nazi Germany’s goods in March of 1933.  The Jewish population in Germany itself opposed the boycott even though the Nazi sanctioned “boycott of Jewish businesses” day (April 1, 1933) resulted in violence and vandalism with little intervention by the police.  DOES THIS LOOK FAMILIAR???

 

If you are a thoughtful liberal, please think about the words you are using and be careful.  Be educated and then be inspired to speak rationally and be beautiful to the people around you…even those you disagree with.


ADONAI has expelled an enemy…My Enemy was Debt!

ADONAI has expelled an enemy…My Enemy was Debt!

Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, daughter of Tziyon! Shout, Isra’el! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, daughter of Yerushalayim! 15 ADONAI has removed the judgments against you, he has expelled your enemy; the king of Isra’el, ADONAI, is right there with you. You no longer need to fear that anything bad will happen.16 On that day, it will be said to Yerushalayim,
“Do not fear, Tziyon! Don’t let your hands droop down. 17 ADONAI your God is right there with you, as a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you and be glad, he will be silent in his love, he will shout over you with joy.”

NIV translates it as:
Zephaniah 3:17 “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.  He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”18 “I will gather those of yours who grieve over the appointed feasts and bear the burden of reproach [because they cannot keep them]. 19 When that time comes, I will deal with all those who oppress you. I will save her who is lame, gather her who was driven away, and make them whose shame spread over the earth the object of praise and renown.  20 When that time comes, I will bring you in and make you the object of fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth – when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says ADONAI. (Complete Jewish Bible)

ADONAI has removed the judgments against you, he has expelled your enemy…my enemy was debt. A mortgage, house insurance, property tax, real estate tax, electric bill, phone bill, cable bill, car payments, car insurance, tickets (yes, I am human), judgments (yes, we had a lien placed on our house due to an out-of-control bill that we could not pay) grocery bill……………..fuel for two vehicles…………………………..dog food………………………………………………………….

Is anybody feeling the weight of debt? My shoulders slump just typing up the list! And I hear your very tired voice say “Bankruptcy?” and the answer is a very empathetic “Yes……..” Calls from debt collectors. Ugly letters in the mail. Bills that had to be put on the bottom of the stack in order to feed your kids.

The final blow? The threat of foreclosure that forced us to consider and eventually put our home up for sale. Big sigh…

I totally get it, but here is where the fun begins. Children grow up and feed themselves. Houses sell and cover liens. The shame of bankruptcy fades into the recesses of our credit history. Bills really can be trimmed away. Even circumstances beyond our control can work in our favor and, just when you thought there was no hope, the “plan” works…God’s plan, not ours.

ADONAI has removed the judgments against you, he has expelled the enemy of unmanageable debt. He was always with us!

This is what we look like now! RabbiRon and I bought an older RV with the proceeds from selling the house. We live in a beautiful place called Blowing Springs with a gorgeous creek right behind our RV and the sounds of tree frogs at night and birds in the morning. Over the next six months we paid off every single debt we owed, bought a piece of property for a few hundred dollars, and reduced our bills (including rent) to approximately $1000 per month. All that’s left is a quiet, weightless sense of peace and a fading recognition of a fear that something bad will happen. Zephaniah 3:15…”the king of Isra’el, ADONAI, is right there with you. You no longer need to fear that anything bad will happen.

There is more to this story and I will post a few writings based on Zephaniah’s prophecy originally and always to Israel, but for us as well. These verses are SCREAMING hope for the practical mess of life we walk through.

***UPDATE***

It’s been over two years now! What a trip!!!  I will posting an update soon. Hope you get to read it. 😉

Ms Rebecca