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Angel and Trumpet
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A Study on the Book of Revelation
And Took Them All Away
A Matthew 24 Parallel
The 7 Thunders
When is the Rapture, and When is the Second Coming?

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In the Beginning
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The Homemaker's Helper

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

Saturday, February 17, 2018


No change with the lysine and naproxin. Last night, I started in with all natural progesterone cream. I'm going to that for a while, in addition to a special tea I've been making that is anti-inflammatory, and supportive of the uterus and circulatory system. I'm also continuing to take supplements each morning, to support my body in making more blood, and healing.

I'm fairly certain the cause of my menorrhagia is estrogen dominance. This isn't too uncommon for my age, but it doesn't have to be that way. The estrogen dominance can explain my menstrual migraines I've been getting right before each period. That's been happening for a few years, now. I also get uterine cramps during ovulation, etc.

So, I'm hopeful that the natural progesterone cream, in combination with the tea and supplements will fix my body. If all this works, I'll share exactly what I did/am doing. Meanwhile, I've been learning a LOT about how hormones actually work in the body. It's been an interesting journey.

Meanwhile, I'm on day 15. We'll see if it can stop before day 20.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 14

Shepherd's Purse seemed to give me a headache, and not do anything. Today I'm trying naproxin, and also lysine. So far, no change.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Journey to Stopping my Menorrhagia, Day 13

Yesterday's apple cider vinegar didn't seem to do anything, and I fear for my teeth enamel. I took some more this morning, and still notice nothing.

The good news is that my Shepherd's Purse tincture arrived in the mail today. I am taking it throughout the day, now. I'm doing a bit less than a half dropper full every half hour. Do not copy me - do your own research, please.

So far no difference, but I've read that with many ladies it took several hours to three or four days. Just as long as I don't get negative side effects from the Shepherd's Purse, I will continue using it, either until my bleeding stops, or until I run out. Whichever happens first.

If this doesn't work, I'm considering turmeric, but in a different form and dosage.

I also have some natural progesterone cream that should arrive, soon, but that's closer to my list of last resorts. I really don't want to mess with my hormones, other than encouraging my body to fix it itself, by giving endocrine and adrenal support.

I also ordered some lysine, and will try that, if some of the other things on my list fail.

I learned there is a medication that some doctors prescribe, which seems to stop this bleeding issue in many ladies. It is tranexamic acid. It is available only through prescription, and is known under several different names. I researched what this tranexamic acid is, and it turns out it's a man-made form of the amino acid lysine.

So, I will try lysine, if I think I need to, in a few or more days or so. One theory as to why tranexamic acid (and possibly lysine) works, is because it has a component to it that is very similar to the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is sometimes used to stop excessive bleeding right after childbirth.

I'm still currently bleeding heavily, but not super heavy, thanks to (I believe) the turmeric capsules. I get headaches here and there that nothing seems to get rid of, but they aren't too bad. My supplements are definitely helping me with my energy levels and fatigue. I will continue to support my body in blood production and well-being while I am losing blood.

Meanwhile, something is going to work, and when it does, I am going to share what works for me with you.

I covet your prayers, my brethren in Christ.

God bless.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Turmeric and Menorrhagia

As I've been getting - ahem - older, I've had menstrual and cycle changes. In my late 30s, my cycles shortened to an average of 25-26 days, instead of my standard 29-30 days. My periods shortened by two days. My periods used to last 7 days, but in my late 30s, they went to 5 days.

Day 1 would be light, going into a medium flow, days 2 and 3 would be heavy flow, day 4 would be medium going to light, and day 5 would be very light, until it stopped. I loved the predictability and it went like this for years.

Then, I turned 40. The period just before I turned 40 was strange, because it was only a 23 day cycle. The two months before were both 25 day cycles, and the month before those was a standard (for me) 26 day cycle. I figured it was a fluke, but was aware that my cycle change could be hormonal, which is expected for my age.

After that period, 23 days came and passed. It was time for my first period as a 40 year old. I started spotting at cycle day 27. That is late for me. (I'm not pregnant.) I decided that if it didn't start by day 28, I'd do an emmenagogue. I did, the next day. I didn't do anything drastic, I just took a large dose of vitamin c. That has worked to help bring down my menses in the past, when I'd have the occasional issue like this.

It appeared to work. I started on day 28. I was happy, because I thought maybe there was a chance I was moving to a 28 day cycle, which is ideal. I flowed very lightly on days 28 and 29. This bothered me, because that's not my norm. But then, cycle day 30, my flow jumped to heavy, and the next day, I went to the heaviest flow I've ever had in my life.

I started filling 10 hour maxi pads in just an hour. I had multiple blood gushes each day, overflowing my maximum absorbency pads. The blood was constantly bright red, and fresh, and I started passing blood clots up to the size of golf balls. This didn't feel right. I figured it'd have to slow down the next day. It didn't.

The super heavy bleeding and large clots continued, day after day. I quickly became weak, dizzy, pale, and anemic. I began taking iron supplements. It took a few days to notice a difference, but the iron helped. I was still weak and fatigued, but not as pale, and not as dizzy. My husband and I went supplement shopping, and got and tried all sorts of home remedies.

So far, here's what's been helping... Turmeric capsules. I started turmeric on period day 10. I was still flowing, flooding, and clotting largely. Basically hemorrhaging. I don't like the doctor options of hormones/birth control pills, D and C, ablation, or hysterectomy. I don't have fibroids, cysts, an ectopic pregnancy, polyps, cancer, or endometriosis, etc.

I've done a LOT of research through this whole thing, and NSAIDS kept coming up. Well, I had an NSAID-caused ulcer in 2015, so I wasn't too hot on doing that. So, on day 10 I started turmeric. I'm taking four times the recommended dose on the bottle, and I don't recommend that to anyone, unless they are sure it's okay for them. Don't copy me. Get informed, and do your own research, and know your own body.

Since starting the turmeric, my flow went down from super heavy, with golf ball sized clots, to just heavy, with clots the size of quarters or smaller.

Now I'm on day 12, and I am continuing the turmeric. The flow has not gone back to super heavy, and it's more controllable. It is still heavy, however, but I have hope that it'll lighten up more, soon. I feel less anemic, as I'm not losing as much blood each day. I still have to pace myself, and can't get even half of what I normally get done in a day.

Here's things I've tried so far, over the past several days: turmeric (seems to be helping), hot Epsom Salt baths (seems to have helped a bit, as well), high dose cod liver oil, chaste berry, iron, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, red raspberry leaf tea (sipped all day for two days straight), vitamin K2, and probably more that I can't remember, at the moment. I praise the Lord that I have absolutely zero pain during all of this. NO menstrual cramps. NONE. I just keep bleeding. That's all.

I'm currently taking iron, B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, chaste berry, oregano oil, cod liver oil, and turmeric, to support my body, and help to hopefully get this to stop. I have decided I will stay on chaste berry, for at least a year, because my research shows that it supposedly helps regulate and balance female hormones, when taken over a long period of time, and I'm very interested in that.

Other things I'm going to try, if needed, currently will be apple cider vinegar, and shepherd's purse. I've wanted to try shepherd's purse for the past 5 days, but can't find any place around me that sells it, so I ordered some online, and have been waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I'm hopeful and excited about the shepherd's purse.

I'm hopeful that this menorrhagia will resolve soon, and that it will never happen to me again.

If you are suffering from menorrhagia, I sympathize with you, because there's really not much info online, and frankly, many doctors just scratch their heads at it. I've found the most help from various forums and message boards where ladies have shared what they've tried, and what worked for them, and what didn't.

I know several ladies IRL who have suffered from this condition, and they all ended up getting hysterectomies because of it. I intend to not go down that path for myself.

The Lord will see me through, and not only (with His help and guidance) will I overcome this, but I will learn from it, and use what I learn to help other ladies trapped with this malady.

This will not defeat me. Praise God for His mercy and goodness.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Menorrhagia Rage

Menorrhagia is a condition where a woman's period is significantly heavier than usual, and can last longer than her usual. She can end up with blood clots the size of quarters or bigger - even the size of golf balls. It is a very heavy bleeding, resulting in the changing of high absorbency pads every hour or two.

I wonder how many women actually suffer from this condition. I've recently been made aware of several females that I know that have suffered from menorrhagia in the past. Some ladies have this issue just about every month. One lady I spoke with would have it for two weeks straight, then had two weeks off, then two weeks straight, etc. She ended up with a hysterectomy, because nothing else the doctor was doing was working. One lady was bleeding very heavily for three months straight, was getting significant anemia, then one day, took an iron supplement, and the menorrhagia stopped, and she hasn't had it since.

I read of a woman who had it for a very long time, but then started taking shepherd's purse, and the problem stopped. This, after months of trying anything she could get her hands on.

I have not yet met a woman with menorrhagia, who had the problem "fixed" via prescribed birth control pills, or hormones. Yet, the supposed leading cause of menorrhagia is a hormonal imbalance. 10% of the time, statistically, it is cancer, and sometimes the problem is polyps, cysts, or fibroids. For some, it can be something as simple as an iron deficiency, such as the lady I mentioned a bit earlier in this article.

What of the ladies who suffer menorrhagia, with no pain or cramps of any kind? Usually (but not in every case) this is indicative of a hormonal imbalance possibly causing the issue. Interestingly, though, prescribed hormones or birth control pills don't seem to make any difference for a lot of these ladies. In some, it makes it worse. What do these ladies do? They can work on their health and diet, and take healthy supplements, such as chaste berry/Vitex, which helps the female body regulate hormones. While chaste berry is promising, it can take several months for it to begin to give noticeable results. It's working as soon as you start taking it, but differences that you notice take a while.

Did you know that chaste berry has been recommended for menstrual and cycle problems since Hippocrates was first prescribing it in around 400BC? It's still considered a powerhouse with amazing hormonal benefits.

Therefore, ladies - if you are over 35, and/or have had menstrual/cycle irregularities, whether it be menorrhagia or something different, it's a good idea to look into starting a regular regimen of chaste berry.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Taming the Menstrual Monstrosities

Obviously, this is a ladies only article, but I suspect mostly just ladies read this site, anyhow, since it is home-makey. However, many of my Bible studies are here, as well, so just in case there are men reading - males may not want to read any further, in this particular article...

I've written in the past about the importance of one's tracking their menstrual cycles. It is helpful in tracing down problems, if certain ones should arise, but it is also helpful in predicting when the next menstruation will be, in which case one can be prepared for it, and for possible Pre-Menstrual Syndrome just before it, if one suffers from that.

These are things that I've seen various places online discuss, and that is great. So, today I'm going to delve into two things that I don't see a lot of education on, and that is - what if a woman is having trouble with her period starting, or it is starting and stopping? And - what about when a woman is bleeding too heavily - what can she do?

This article, of course, is not medical advice, but just some suggestions to help - in healthy individuals. First, what if one needs help "bringing down her menses?" Perhaps she can tell she is about to start, but it's not happening. If it normally does, but for some reason it isn't this time, and she is sure she is not pregnant or sick, then she can try an emmenagogue. An emmenagogue is something a woman can take, to help bring down her menses. I've found a high dose of vitamin C to be helpful.

In fact, if I need an emmenagogue, I will make an "emmenagogue smoothie." In my blender, I put in a frozen banana, a quarter cup of water, a quarter cup of yogurt, about a teaspoon of raw honey, and several chewable vitamin C tablets. It ends up tasting somewhat like a tropical banana smoothie, but the tropical part of the flavor may have to do with the flavoring of the chewable vitamin C tablets I use, LoL.

There are many other types of emmenagogues. Some are herbal. Just do a search online, and you can find quite a list.

Now, what if you're having a different issue - what if you are bleeding too heavily? A good way to tell, is if you are filling pads up much faster than your usual heavy flow, and if you are passing blood clots the size of a quarter or bigger. If you don't have fibroids, cysts, cancer, or other issues, then the cause could be hormonal. If you know the cause is hormonal, you can try the following...

- Drink raspberry leaf tea

- Take chaste berry extract regularly

- Eat a banana, and also take a vitamin C supplement, a B supplement, and calcium

- You can also take an Advil. NSAIDS have been known to slow overly heavy menstrual bleeding in many women. (I would not suggest aspirin as the NSAID, but ibuprofen seems to be pretty good for this.)

Anyhoo, I just thought I'd pass some wisdom along to you, that has been passed to me, over the years.

God bless, my sisters in Christ.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Why am I an INTJ?

INTJ is one of 16 personality types. It stands for Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging. To read about the INTJ personality type, click here

Am I an INTJ, because I was born that way, or because I chose it? I lean more towards that regardless of any personality traits a person could possibly inherit, they have the power to choose their own personality. This choice may be not consciously known, because it often comes about from one's choosing to react to situations that happen to them in life.

One could argue sure, but they choose they way the react, because of the personality they were born with. That's possibly true, but even if it is, I'm convinced that the person could consciously choose to react differently than they normally would, and if they continue to do so consistently, their personality can change. In fact, when we take a position of empowerment, instead of victim, then we take our own personalities into our hands. If we don't like who we are - then we can change who we are, but only if we first take responsibility for choosing who we were, to begin with. In this aspect, it doesn't matter how much of our personality was innate, versus learned, because we are choosing our personality, and changing it, if we don't like the one we "originally" had.

So - why am I an INTJ? Is it the coping mechanism I ended up choosing, to deal with my Aspergers? Very likely it is. In my opinion, INTJ is a great personality to have, if one is going to be on the higher end of the Autism Spectrum. INTJs are systems builders. We create systems, or routines. Aspies like routines (in fact, we thrive on them), and INTJs are great at creating them, so it seems like a wonderful match, to me.

I remember, at around the age of 12, I decided one day that I was tired of being "bored," so I decided to devise a way, in which I would never be "bored" again. I took a notebook, sat down, and made a list of my goals. I then made a daily schedule for myself, assigning certain times in the day for working on my various goals. Of course, I also scheduled in the mandatory stuff I had to do each day, but as an only child with little to no friends, I had a lot of free time on my hands.

Was I an INTJ before I made that decision at the age of 12? Did I make that decision because I was already an INTJ, or did making that decision push me into the INTJ personality type?

I wonder if I'd be an INTJ without my aspergers. I'd like to think I would. I love the INTJ personality type, and don't want to change it. I think even if I were a neurotypical, I would have still sat down, and basically made my first planner at around the age of 12. Whether that means I was born INTJ, or became one at that time is left up for debate, but I think regardless of inherent tendencies, we can choose to change our tendencies, if we decide to. Therefore, on nature versus nurture/circumstances, I think both are relevant, but we have the power to pick how we react to situations, which means we have the power to choose our personalities. Isn't that awesome?!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On or Off

I seem to be either "on" or "off," when it comes to conversing with other people in real life. The other day, a lady I haven't seen for a long time was at the same place I was. In the hour we were both there, I counted seven times she obviously tried to start a conversation with me, but I could only come up with one word answers to her inquiries, and couldn't think of anything to say. I was switched "off."

Then, there are times with I meet up with people, and they mention one of my special interests. I switch "on." I think I'm just talking, and having a nice conversation, only to be informed by onlookers, other friends, Hubby, or family members, that I was talking non-stop, going on and on, not letting the other person speak, and worse than that, I was very LOUD.

These are typical aspergian issues. When we aspies get onto a topic of our strong interest, we can go on and on and on. We forget that other people may not be interested, because how can they not? It's fascinating stuff! We also tend to have voice issues. Some of us, like myself, have voice modulation problems, and can speak very loudly - we don't know we are doing this. Other aspies speak too quietly, or in a monotone voice. I used to be loud AND monotone, but I've learned inflection.

I've reasoned that since I've learned to have inflection in my voice, I should be able to learn voice modulation. Ha! I have been trying to train myself to modulate my voice's volume for YEARS now - even before I knew I have Aspergers, and I've known for around 10 years, now. Why is it so hard? I will keep trying. It's just hard, because I have so many more failures, than I do successes.

Hearing that I was really loud, and disturbing other people is hard to learn. It's super embarrassing. It makes me want to shut myself away in my house, and never go out, but I know that's not an option. I keep trying to control my volume. I seem to either be on or off. When I'm off, I'm quiet, and barely speak. When I'm on - I'm loud, can be boisterous, and embarrassing to others. Trust me, I'm trying to be meek and quiet, and I am in spirit, but in the flesh - not always so much. I can't tell when I'm too loud or boisterous, and that sounds like a cop out, but it's the truth. If I could tell, then I guarantee you, I'd have fixed this problem years ago.

Apparently, this is just one of the many mysteries of the aspergian brain. However, I will continue to pray, and call upon neuroplasticity. I'm not giving up.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Put Together Your Own Planner

There are a lot of different types of planners out there. There are traveler's notebooks, binder planners, discbound planners, hardbound planners, spiral/comb bound ones, and more. You can buy pre-made planners, or even go onto various Etsy shops and online stores, and tell them how you want your planner designed, then they do so, and ship it to you.

I think in choosing, or setting up one's planner, one should be flexible, and willing to change to a different planner, if they so choose. It's okay to jump from discbound to ring bound, etc. Sometimes one needs to move around to different styles of planners to determine which type works the best for them.

If you would like to make a planner, and do so very low cost, but you don't know what type/style to go for, then you may want to start with the basic planner that I show you how to make - step by step, in the Planner University Series. I wrote that series of instructional articles (with pictures) in 2016, but it's still completely relevant, and not at all in need of an update.

If you are very left brained, like I am, you'll need to try to engage your right side here and there, in your planner design. The biggest thing, is to let go of perfection. Everything doesn't have to be exactly straight, or perfect. If you can let go of that, then you can have a lot of fun. Any mess ups can be considered "art." ;-)

Monday, February 5, 2018

My Current Planner and Home Management Binder Setup

Saturday, February 3, 2018

An Aspie in Growth

I love neuroplasticity. I often ponder how many aspergian issues I've overcome, or can work around, due to it. I also often wonder how far I can take it. With the likelihood of some physical differences in my brain's amygdala and pineal gland, and my low production of the oxytocin hormone (all these aspie-typical) how much can I utilize neuroplasticity, in order to help me better navigate this neurotypical world?

I may be socially blind, but that doesn't mean I can't learn, and memorize, to be better, socially, and not so "blind." I used to think the only emotions were happy, sad, mad, and scared. I often still think that, and have to remind myself there are more. I'm still learning how to recognize and properly react to emotions in myself, and others.

When I was younger, I had to learn how to smile. For years, I thought smiling meant moving the corners of the mouth wider, to expose as many teeth as one can, and was done when a camera was pointed at you. I have since learned that that is not quite right. I do smile, when in a genuine laugh, or when I'm genuinely happy, and responding outwardly to it. However, I still have mega trouble smiling on cue - such as for photos. If we catch a photo while I'm genuinely responding to something that makes me happy, with a natural smile, we get a good photo. However, in many of my photos, apparently, the smile "looks fake." I can't tell, I've just been told this by multiple people. If I'm smiling on command, it is a fake smile. I don't know how to make it look real.

My husband will often get me to laugh, or speak really sweet things to me, when taking my picture, because it helps to bring out a genuine smile. Even then, it's hard, because the muscles in my face are tight, and I am NOT good at relaxing any muscle in my body. I never have been. If you poke me, you'll feel tension. Yes, I do workout, but it's not just that. I hold myself tight - even in sleep.

In fact, a rabbit trail - I sleep in very specific positions. They are not the most comfortable, but if I don't, I'll have certain pains in some muscles that will last all day, if I don't sleep in these interesting positions. I sleep in positions that hold certain muscles in a stretch. But anyhoo... Back on topic...

I have learned more on how to recognize non-verbal social cues, but usually I've learned them by someone else (most of the time my husband) teaching me about them. When I learn them, I memorize them, then study and observe them in people, to help me understand them further, as I gather more data. As I learn more, I see that I haven't even scratched the surface. I don't think I can possibly learn and memorize them all. They are never ending. There always seem to be a LOT more to learn.

Frankly, I'm not interested much in conversing or fellowshipping with people most of the time. I'm perfectly happy being with my family, blogging, and putting out YouTube videos. It completely fulfills my limited "social drive," most of the time. However, the Lord has shown me that I need to improve my people skills even more this year, because I'm entering not only a different season in life, but a different season in my walk. He is going to use me for something I'm currently very uncomfortable with, and I don't know what it is yet, but He's put me in "training," for lack of a better word.

I have to try to understand emotions better - especially other people's, and let me tell you, I DON'T WANT TO. So, as I push, with the Lord's help, and my brain makes new connections to bypass the ones that aren't there, or that aren't reaching the desired social effect, neuroplasticity is going to be pushed harder this year, than it has been for a while.

Pray for me, brethren, and have a blessed day. :-)

Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, 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 be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org. If you can't find or start a home church in your area, then look for a Family Integrated Church, an Independent Baptist church, or look in your phonebook for a nearby Baptist church.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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