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Calling Evil Good

Credit: Unsplash, Alyssa Smith

Credit: Unsplash, Alyssa Smith

How long will we chase what destroys us, America? 

Have we forgotten Who made our nation great?

Centuries before it was hijacked for political agendas, the rainbow was given to us as a divine promise (and that it remains). Rainbows — and marriages — will always be God’s turf, and no attempt to rewrite their meanings is relevant because He is their creator, not man [and the Creator always has ultimate authority]. No government dictates what is morally right in God’s eyes.

Today’s Supreme Court ruling shows blatant disrespect for the God who loves us and wants to free us from our wicked behavior. Here is a warning to those declaring today a “national victory”:

ISAIAH 5

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!
Woe to men… who justify the wicked for a bribe,
And take away justice from the righteous man!

Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble,
And the flame consumes the chaff,
So their root will be as rottenness,
And their blossom will ascend like dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore the anger of the Lord is aroused against His people;
He has stretched out His hand against them
And stricken them,
And the hills trembled.
Their carcasses were as refuse in the midst of the streets.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.”

I ask again: How long will we chase what destroys us, America? 

The Makings of Mighty Oaks

Ranch Oak

An oak at my husband’s family ranch

They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of His splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

~Isaiah 61:3-4

I woke up one day to the whisper “Oaks of righteousness”. A thought then came to mind: How long does it take for an oak tree to mature? As any Texan knows, unlike fast-blooming (and less-pretty) cedars, the stunning oak takes years to blossom.

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Seeds of Freedom

Dandelions - Unsplash - Jason Long

It all begins with a seed. [Credit: Jason Long, Unsplash.com]

My generation ~ the up & coming “Millenials” ~ is (wonderfully so) obsessed with freedom. Myself included.

We are the generation that grew up on Oregon Trail, email & Napster, came-of-age with AIM and social media, and cut our career teeth on Tim Ferriss’ The Four-Hour Workweek.

We millenials love our freedom, don’t we? We love the idea of remote work, forever freelancing our ways away from the dreaded 9-to-5 (or cubicle).

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