The Link Between Islam and Catholism

I came across this very fascinating video when I was reading an article on another blog.  It appears to be just one of series and I fully intend on watching the others, but I had to share this because it is really eye-opening to just how deceived this world really is.

 

A Glimpse Into The Afterlife

Often the question is asked, “How could a God of love permit such a place as hell to exist, let alone send people there?”

Asking a question like this reveals a lack of understanding of the love of God or the wickedness of sin. God’s love is a holy love, not a shallow sentiment. The Scriptures tell us that “God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5 NKJV). Sin is rebellion against God, and the Bible says we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory (see Romans 3:23). God does not send people to hell; people send themselves there by refusing to heed God’s call and believe in his son. These are people who have made a deliberate choice to not believe.  —Greg Laurie
Read more at A Glimpse Into The Afterlife

Glue

Thursday last week I was admitted to the hospital for 5 days due to an extreme asthma attack brought on by bronchitis.  A CT scan was done and it was determined that the lower lobe of my left lung had partially collapsed.  I had a bronchoscopy done on Sunday afternoon –  a procedure that normally takes ten minutes ended up taking an hour.  What it entailed was sticking a scope into my lungs and suctioning out mucus from around the aveoli, the grape-like cluster in your lungs that oxygen transfers through into your blood.  The doctor had to go in seven times to clean out my lungs.  Amazing how much easier it was to breathe afterward.

It was a scary few days, but apparently more so for my husband than me.  He was awesome, staying by my side through it all.  He told me that he didn’t want anything to happen to me because I’m the glue that holds the family together.

I got to thinking about what he said and how I consider my own mother to be the glue who keeps all our family together.  I discovered something.  It’s not each of as individuals who are the “glue,” it’s the Holy Spirit in us who is the glue holding us together.  In my mom, and in me.  People seem to depend on us, family members specifically, to keep things running smoothly, to be there for them, to take care of them.  Yes, I could do it on my own, but without the Holy Spirit guiding me it would be much more difficult.  He gives us grace, patience, knowledge and wisdom, as well as love and understanding, to do what needs to be done.  I couldn’t function without his presence in my life, and am so glad that I don’t have to.

I thank God for being with me this past week and a half.  I thought it might be my time to go, but obviously it wasn’t as I am still here.  I have work to do, and am looking forward to what he has in store for me.