Just a note from Christian Jim. First God bless and thanks for another wonderful day in a wonderful life. I know sometimes in this world it can be really hard to stay motivated. I thought today I would share one of these motivational blogs to help out a bit.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Christian Jim forgot about this little blog here. I still stay strong in my faith but I must confess there are times when it definitely wavers. When I see much of the things that are going wrong in this world sometimes it gets tuff.
Even the things in my own life that are miniscule when compared to those of others create real problems with my constitution. Those times of weakness are always short lived though, thank God.
For every bit of sorrow I have there are tons of beautiful things that make up for it. For example I fractured my back just over a year ago, multiple herniated discs, nerve damage the whole gamut of things that could go wrong have and still are. I've lost most of the feeling in my lower left side. I am in constant pain. There is a good chance I will lose my house due to the fact that I have not been able to earn. At times I feel useless because physically I have become weak. It's strange mentally I feel like I should be able to work all day without problems, unfortunately within a few minutes of doing anything physical my back gets fatigued and just about anything becomes difficult. The thing is I still feel good I love this world and I love my awesome God. I know that this bit of pain and inconvenience is only temporary and that all things will turn around and I rejoice in that.
Sorry for getting whiny I just felt the need to vent. Like I said no matter what, I know things will turn around. If I keep with the lord. Somehow I'll find a way to pay for the surgery, I'll get my earning back on track one way or the other and everything will be alright.
I thank the lord for blessing me with such a wonderful mother she's partially disabled herself and has been helping me with so much I just can't believe how great she is. As I said I know my problems are minor when compared to those in others lives. My point is everything gonna be alright.
If anyone happens to read my little ramble here I apologize for the whine, but if you have an extra minute please shoot a prayer my way.
Thanks and God bless
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” C.S. Lewis
I love this quote I figured I would add it here.
Posted by JRs RANT at 12:07 AM
Monday, May 17, 2010
Isn’t life beautiful? I know I don’t blog on here often, rarely would be a better description. I do feel the need to every once in a while though. Today I just wanted to talk about how wonderful life can be. My life has been full of many trials and heartache over the years. I don’t however consider myself unfortunate, there are many who have gone through much worse than me. My main point is how incredibly fast life can turn itself around. It seems that when life is at its darkest, fortune is just around the corner if people would only keep their faith.
Today as every day I would like to thank the Lord for all the blessings in my life.
Monday, November 02, 2009
I received this email from a loved one recently. While I appreciate the message this is really an amazing monument to Jesus I'm not sure I care for the message at the end. I am not a fan of chain spam as it is. You know the ones that say send this to 10 people and Bill Gates will show up at your house in five minutes with a million dollars wrapped in a bow, or some other ludicrous claim. They are harmless yet annoying. This one however I found particularly offensive.
You have to see these pictures. I would love to see it in person. This is
about 70 miles from Amarillo outside of town called Groom, TX .
(This must have been an awesome labor of love.)
Read message at the end of pictures!
These are the pictures of the crucifixion of Christ
Sculptured from metal by a man near Amarillo, TX ...
The crosses are made of metal also. The man did
this out of the kindness of his heart.
Someone donated the land
On which to erect them.
Who is Jesus?
HE IS JESUS
WHO IS HE?
If you believe in God and in Jesus
Christ His Son .. Send this to all on
Your buddy list.
If not just ignore it.
If you ignore it, just remember that Jesus said.
'If you deny me before man, I will deny you
before my Father in Heaven.
You must send them to 8 people.
In 8 minutes you will receive something you have
First let me reiterate that I do have faith I do believe in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I also believe the only way to heaven is through him. I just find it offensive when an email tells me that I am denying my Lord by not forwarding some chain email. I think it is kind of funny that these goofy threats at the end of chain spam have evolved to the point of threatening hell.Such a great message to send to our fellow man believer or not.
The unfortunate part is that the story and pictures are great. The statues at Cross Ministries must be absolutely amazing. The pictures in the email don't begin to show just how immense that big cross is. Check Cross Ministries for a better view. I would love to see these one day. I wonder if rather than continue this chain with offensive babble could we say something like "Wow what a glorious thing, why not let your friends know about this wonderful tribute to our glorious Lord Jesus." Better yet leave "If you believe in God and in Jesus Christ His Son .. Send this to all on Your buddy list" and leave it at that. I don't know I'm not great at writing letters. I don't like chain mail. I just feel the message would be better served with something positive instead of threats.
Thanks for reading my rant and God Bless,
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I just wanted to say a few things about the tragic death of Heath Ledger. First there has been quite a bit of speculation about what may have caused his death, to me it all seems to be just that speculation and ultimately is none of the publics business. The so called "news" outlets seem to want to drag him through the mud and say this or that glorying in the untimely death of a talented young man. I myself have seen very few of the movies he starred in, the main one I recall being the patriot.
None of these things really matter, it comes down to this Heath Ledger died young, his daughter is left fatherless and no matter what the cause it is a tragedy. I myself have done the one thing that matters instead of speculating or judging I have prayed that our Lord will watch over his family and friends through this most difficult of trials, I ask that anyone reading this be compelled to do the same.
One more thing I pray that someone puts a stop to the Westboro Baptist Church who have stated there intentions to protest Ledgers funeral. I try not to judge and I try to be forgiving however the nutcases of the Westboro Baptist Church are truly an abomination. The hate spewed by these lunatics is about as foul as it gets. The worst part is they see nothing wrong with it. They claim to be Christian.
It is sad that an observer might lump them in with true Christians whose faith in Jesus Christ has saved us from our sin. We know we are all sinners and that there is only one who walked the earth who was perfect. Therefore the only one who may judge is our most Blessed and Heavenly Father. So even though it pains me a bit I pray for Westboro Baptist Church too. Only God can battle the evil that is deep in the souls of these vile people.
I will not put a link to the WBC website on my blog I refuse to be linked to them. If you don't know about them they are the people who protest soldiers funerals and claim that "God hates fags" a statement that disgusts me to even type here. Maybe I shouldn't but, just to clarify my point of view on this ,not that it means anything, I feel homosexuals are no more or less sinners than anyone else, we are all sinners and that is between as and the Lord. Thanks to the sacrifice made by Jesus we all have a shot at Heaven.
In closing I would just like to thank you for reading and thank God for all the blessings in my life and ask the Lord to keep Heath Ledger's family safe in his Almighty hands and to help them weather this storm.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Memorial Day the start of summer, a great three day weekend of grilling and partying with family and friends. Is that really what it's about? It is wonderful to spend some time with loved ones anytime you can, but I think everyone needs to take some time to thank the men and women who made it all possible and their families who no longer can spend time with them. Please on this Memorial day say thanks to the Lord for all those who have sacrificed for our freedom, pray for their families. Pray for the ones who are fighting now to be safely returned home to be with family and friends.
Please watch the following video it"s pretty powerful, there are more at Memorial Day
Thank you to all who have served and to the families of those who have served. The sacrifices that were made will not be forgotten. God Bless.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends
Sunday, April 08, 2007
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.(NIV)
Today is the day we celebrate the Resurrection of our precious lord Jesus the Christ. Really I think we celebrate our salvation every day or we should, but today is a great day to spend time with our loved ones and honor the selfless acts of our wonderful Lord. Some may argue about the date, there is no point in that. The lord is pleased when we praise him.
Here are some Bible verses I like:
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." (NIV)
John 11:25-26 (King James Version)
25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Thanks for reading.
God bless you all!
He is Risen!