“What July Fourth Means to Me” by Ronald Reagan

July 4, 2018

I saw that people were coming here to read this today so I figured that I’d reblog it to the top. CR

Wings of the Wind

Ronald Reagan wrote the following for Independence Day in 1981.  It was not written by someone else for the President.  These are Mr. (President at the time) Reagan’s own words that were written with his own hand:

“What July Fourth Means to Me”

By Ronald Reagan

For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July.

I remember it as a day almost as long-anticipated as Christmas. This was helped along by the appearance in store windows of all kinds of fireworks and colorful posters advertising them with vivid pictures.

No later than the third of July – sometimes earlier – Dad would bring home what he felt he could afford to see go up in smoke and flame. We’d count and recount the number of firecrackers, display pieces and other things and…

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Mission Possible ~

May 28, 2018

God has blessed us through Deborah Ann once again with an encouraging and thought provoking poem of truth…

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Your mission today,
if you should so agree
is to share the Good News
and tell others about Me.

Your subject today,
could be anyone
who doesn’t know
what for them I’ve done.

Your mission today,
if you should decide
is to let your light shine
on the reason I died.

Your actions today,
might just save a life
and bring someone peace
instead of eternal strife.

Your mission today,
is not impossible
for with Me . . .
all things are possible!

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Mark 16:15

“And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel
to every creature.

Public Domain
King James Version

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Twisted Scripture – Exegesis VS Eisegesis

April 24, 2018

Christian “high” terminology simplified, I always appreciate when this is done correctly as, I think, it is done here.

Biblical Beginnings

Last week, beloved, we discussed hermeneutics and it’s roll in protecting us from twisting Gods Word. Today I’d like to talk about exegesis in comparison to eisegesis. These are big, fun words to say, like hermeneutics, but they’re actually very simple concepts to understand and apply.

Exegesis is the careful study of the meaning in each verse based on its context, the grammar used, the original language it was written in, and syntax. For proper exegesis of Gods Word we use the whole counsel of the Bible to form our beliefs. When I became a Christian I had to take everything I had been taught, everything I believed and set it aside, pick up the Bible and let God instruct me. How I felt, my experiences, and my previous training were not allowed to overshadow or muddy the scripture. Still today, when I hear something I don’t understand, or haven’t…

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His Stripes ~

March 31, 2018

This sums it up so well…

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

His stripes,
my forgiven sin
His chastisement
my peace within.

His wounds,
my transgression
His death
my redemption.

His bruising,
my iniquity
His crown
my victory.

His sorrow,
my corruption
His grief
my adoption.

His stripes,
my healing
His Spirit
my sealing!

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Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

“But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes
we are healed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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King Jesus is Lord of All

March 17, 2018

Sherry’s blog, “He Hath Said” is a great place to get a good dose of the wonderful messages that came from the “Prince of Preachers.” Lately, I have been reading every post. Here is one of the latest…

He Hath Said

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free… – Colossians 3:11

Observe, “there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free,” in the new creation, but “Christ is all, and in all.” In the new world there is no difference between Jew and Gentile; Barbarian simplicity and Greek cultivation are as nothing. I suppose as long as we are in the flesh we shall set some store by our nationality, and like Paul shall somewhat glory that we were free born: but surely the less of this the better. Within the gates of the Christian church we are cosmopolitan, or rather we are citizens of the New Jerusalem only. As a man, I rejoice that I am an Englishman, but not with the same holy joy which fills me when I remember that I am a Christian. When…

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Jesus-Yeshua Christ is KING of kings, LORD of lords!!

March 5, 2018

Kristi Ann’s blog is more than wonderfully colorful. Her focus is on God’s Word and I always enjoy going to her blog. You should check it out as well! Great Bible verses in this post!

Kristi Ann's Haven

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(John 3:16-17 KJV ) “For GOD so Loved the World, that HE Gave HIS Only Begotten SON (Jesus-Yeshua), that whosoever Believeth in HIM should not perish, but have Everlasting Life. For GOD Sent not HIS SON into the World to condemn the World; but that the World Through HIM might beSaved.” Jesus-Yeshua Christ LOVES You ALL!!

(John 14:6 KJV ) “Jesus-Yeshua Saith unto him, I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE:no man ( or anyone ) Cometh unto theFATHER, but byME.”!!

(Revelation 19:16 KJV“And HE hath on HIS Vesture and on HIS thigh a Name Written,KING OF kings, AND LORD OF lords.”!!Jesus-Yeshua Christ is KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA…

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Conversing With God ~

February 13, 2018

It’s been way too long since I’ve shared one of Deborah Ann’s poems here. She is continually putting out encouraging and truth-filled posts to help keep God’s Word where it should be: at the fore. I love this poem. It is so true. Our God is not limited. We can praise Him or cry out for help whenever and wherever necessary. He will never leave us or forsake us!

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

You can pray to God,
from anywhere . . .
whether you’re outside
or home in your chair.

God is always listening,
His ear is always near
He has the capacity
for every prayer to hear.

You can pray to God,
about everything
He is receptive . . .
to hear anything.

God is always willing,
to listen to your heart
in your supplications
He wants to take part.

You can pray to God,
He loves to converse
you can just let it go
no need to rehearse.

God is available,
morning, noon or night
it doesn’t matter . . .
the time is always right.

You can pray to God,
have a real conversation
whether out in the open
or in quiet mediation!

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Psalm 55:17

“Evening, and morning,
and at noon, will I pray,
and cry aloud: and he
shall hear my voice.”

King James Version
Public Domain

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