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Christian Ladies
Christian Misconceptions About Women
A Tour of my House
A Day in the Life of Me
Biblical Femininity
Can Women Teach the Bible?
What is Dresses Only?
Should Christian Women Cover Their Heads?
Head Covering Q and A
Attitude, Gratitude, Servitude
A Godly Woman's Heart

Homemaking and More
Cleaning Routines
Emergency Quick Clean
Messy House Rescue
Homemade Cleaning Solution
Planner University
Your Schedule
Sample Schedules
Children's Chores
Children Sitting Well in Church
What is the Trivium?
Homeschool Plan With Me
Simplicity and Survival

Simple Biscuits
Amazing Bread
Flour and Water Bread
Acorn/Cattail Bread, etc.
Banana Bread
Baked Oatmeal
Baked Custard
Baked French Toast
Egg Casserole
Cheesy Rice
Pasta Salad
Momdorf Salad
Swai Salad Lunch
Pizza Casserole
Zucchini Casserole
Crock Pot Chili
Cowboy Beans
Creamy Potato Soup
Baked Tilapia
Chicken Pot Pie
Black Bean Burgers
Cranberry Gelatin Salad
Fresh Fruit and Veggies Salads
Bread Stuffing
Cabbage Salad
Sweet Potato Casserole
Healthy Ice Cream
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Custard Pie
Russian Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Cranberry Cobbler
Green Smoothies

About the Bible
How to be Born Again
A Bible Quiz
How to Study the Bible
How to Find a Good Study Bible
How to Mark Your Bible
Make Your own Study Bible
Are All Bible Versions the Same?
King James Only
New King James?
Geneva vs. KJV
The KJV is not my idol

Revealed Deceptions
Church Membership
Why There are Cults
Mystery Babylon Revealed
Torah vs. Grace
Are You a Sabbath Keeper?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
Vatican vs. God
Counterfeit Christianity
The Black Thread
Jehovah's Witnesses
More J.W.s at my Door
Scriptures for J.W.s

Holiday Truths
Joining the Holy Guild Fellowship
"Saint" Patrick's Day
Independance Day?
Remembering Christ's Death
There is no "Good Friday"
Easter is Pagan
Don't be an April Fool
Halloween Truth
Election Day
The Bible Says When Jesus was Born
The Real Christmas Story
Christmas is not Christian
Happy New Year
Holidays and Romans 14

Angel and Trumpet
2 Thess. 2 Truth
The Rapture: Did You Know?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
What About the Wrath of God?
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
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?

More Bible Studies
Loving the Brethren
Compassion, or Hell Fire?
Corinthians Controversy
Can Women Teach the Bible?
Pastoral Authority?
In the Beginning
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Faith and Works
Putting the Sabbath to Rest
Simply Shunning
Children's Church
Legalism and Legalism
Watch What You Say/Write
Scriptural Prayer
War: Flesh vs. Mind

Aliens, Demons, and More
Angels, Aliens, Pyramids, etc.
What Demons Are
Hollow Earth Brought to Light
Beings: Hollow Earth and Outer Space
Three Hells and Three Heavens
The Truth About Aliens
Dragons, Spaceships, Aliens

Other Topics
Neuroplasticity, Personality, and Epigenetics

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

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All Glory and Thanks to God

Join me in praising and thanking the Lord God our Creator. I've been having to take care of something that is very hard for me, especially being on the spectrum; this was way outside of my comfort zone. Today, after months of this thing, the Lord worked a miracle for me. He gave me the desire of my heart, and made it happen.

Please join me in praising God. He is GOOD! :-)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

My Current Cleaning Schedule and Daily Chores

Someone asked me today if I still do Task Cleaning, as is described in my cleaning articles, and my current rotating to do list on this blog.

The answer is "no." I have so much to do right now, that it just makes sense for me to have a "cleaning day" of sorts.

I don't have much time to type this, as I have a lasagna in the oven about to come out, so let's do this quick. :-)

Here are my main Daily Chores:

Mondays - Animals. Clean all animal areas and cages, bathe any that need it.

Tuesdays - Baking day. Make at least three loaves of bread, and do any other baking that needs to be done for the week.

Wednesdays - Cleaning. I tidy up the house daily, and do a quick vacuum almost every day, along with cleaning things when I notice them - a few minutes here and there, so my Wednesday cleaning usually ends up being cleaning bathrooms, and kitchen, then vacuuming and mopping throughout the house. I like to have a crock pot supper on Wednesdays, as they are my busiest.

Thursdays - Office Work. Budget, bills, meal plan for the week, make grocery list, etc.

Fridays - Groceries and errands.

Saturdays - Family Fun Time. I also try to set apart fifteen minutes to do some deep cleaning, or organizing.

Sundays - The Lord's Day. I prefer to have a crock pot meal for that day, and take the day off.

My timer is going off. Gotta go.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Homeschool is Cool School

Having one child that's an adult and graduated, and having one doing middle school, and two doing high school, homeschool is smooth. I don't know when the switch happened, but somewhere during all of my years of home schooling my children, it just became a well-oiled machine.

Before we start school each morning, the children tidy up their rooms, make their beds, and get themselves ready for the day, while I do my morning routine. We generally start school at around 8am, with the very first thing being silent Bible reading. After that, the kids begin working on their math and grammar assignments until breakfast is ready. Math is to be done every school day, and grammar is done every other school day. After breakfast, we gather in the living room, and do either history or science (we alternate), then either literature or Latin (alternate), and then family Bible study. Today in literature, the kids read a script of part of the book "Great Expectations," by Charles Dickens. We read that book a few years ago, so that made the script reading more special. My daughter played all the female characters, my oldest played the male main character and one other male, and my other son played all the other male parts. It was nice sitting back, and enjoying their little "play."

Moving on... the boys are released to do their morning table chores, and then to work on their assignments, and my daughter and I do "maiden training." We use this time to read good character books for young Christian maidens. So far, we've read "Dear Princess," and "Maidens of Virtue." Now, we are reading "Noble Girlhood" together. After that, she is excused to do her morning table chores, followed by assignments.

While the kids are doing that, I get in about an hour of exercise. After that, I pop on the computer for about 15 minutes to go through my emails and such. By this point, I break up the day for the kids a bit, by assigning them their cleaning duties for the day. Each cleaning duty is generally ten minutes or less, and then they get back to their assignments. Meanwhile, I'm getting cleaned and fixed up, after having exercised. After I'm ready, I then do my chores, which are different, depending on the day. Today, I cleaned both bathrooms and the kitchen, and then vacuumed and mopped throughout the house. My chores can take an hour or two to do.

The kids usually finish their assignments while I'm still doing my chores, and then they have free time until lunch. I make lunch as soon as I'm done with my chores. Right after lunch, we have our afternoon family read aloud. Currently we are in "The Minister's Wooing," by Harriet Beecher Stowe. We are just starting this book.

After that, the kids are excused to clean up from lunch, and I get to work setting up the next day's/week's schoolwork.

Then, we do a Survival Skills lesson, followed by taking a walk outside and doing some nature study. After that, we ALL take at least a half hour for silent reading. This is often my only break during the day, but that's okay, my days are fun. :-) After silent reading, the kids do their P.T. time - Physical Training. Two will be on the two treadmills, and one will be lifting weights. They alternate. After P.T, the kids do typing/music/HTML programming/Bible essay writing - alternating each school day (we school four days a week). Following that, they fix anything that needs to be corrected in their schoolwork. If they need to make corrections to something, then I place it at their spot at the table to take care of. I look over their assignments while they are doing P.T.

Then, the children have free time until supper. Right after supper we do evening family read aloud. We recently started reading "The Particle at the End of the Universe," to begin getting the children more into particle physics - an interest of mine. I've read both this book, and our afternoon family read aloud book previously, and love both books. Then, the children are excused to do their supper table chores.

After that, we sometimes go out and do family activities, or my husband will have some homeschool lessons he sometimes does with the kids, or we have free time. It depends on the day, and what's planned, etc.

It just all works out nicely. Homeschool is cool school. :-)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

INTJ vs. Aspergers

If a person is an INTJ, do they also have Aspergers? Or, if a person has Aspergers, are they an INTJ?

Not necessarily on both accounts. INTJ is a personality type, while Aspergers is a neurological difference. Socially, Aspergers and INTJs can look somewhat similar, but if you look further, you'll generally find that the INTJ will have better social skills than the Aspie, but not stellar skills, as INTJs are just not big on the social scene.

A lot of female Aspies test out as INTJs or INFJs, but not all.

A lot of male Aspies test out as ISTJs, or INTPs, but not all.

An Aspie can have any of the 16 personality types.

Some people wonder if a sensitive INTJ is the same thing as Aspergers. I tested out as 'slightly sensitive,' but only because I am sensitive to physical stimuli, not emotional.

There is a lot more to Aspergers than just social awkwardness. Many Aspies also suffer from prosopagnosia, poor sense of direction, ADHD or OCD traits, and various struggles with overstimulation, which can be via lights, sounds, smells, how certain things feel to the touch, etc.

Remember, if you have Aspergers, that isn't who you are. It is simply a form of neurodiversity. You are your personality, and if you don't like your personality, change it.

On the debate of nurture versus nature, I've seen good arguments for both sides. I come away, currently thinking that some of your personality is inherited, and some is learned, but I firmly believe a personality can be changed, given time, repetition, and neurplasticity.

I personally love being an INTJ, but I do try to 'grow connections in my brain' to help me better cope with Aspergers, and find ways to get better at certain things, or at least ways around things I can't change.

For example, I don't see myself getting better at parades, so I just wear my noise blocking headphones, and dark sunglasses, and I'm all set.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Planner Fun 'n Schtuff

I have been really enjoying my mini Happy Planner, but I was finding myself missing personal/portable/compact ring planners. I looked at some of my stuff from my planner stash for personal planners, but the pages were just too small.

I then thought it may be nice to go back to a personal wide size paper, such as the compact size pages put out by Franklin Covey. The thing is, a lot of my compact FC binders are so wide, and I wanted a small planner with wider pages.

I then remembered my Filofax Patterns, personal sized planner binder. It is a bit wider than other Filofaxes, and its pen loop sits outside of the binder, inside of the closure strap, so the loop would not interfere with my dividers. I've done this before, so I knew it would work.

Well, the best way to decide on if I want to switch to a certain planner type or not, is to just jump in and try it out. So, I raided my planner stash, printed out some of my pages that I always have in each planner, and put it together. It was a fairly quick process, as I have switching planner sizes/types down to a system at this point.

So far I'm loving it. Because I raided my stash, my printed out pages are FC compact size, my dividers are the wide (but not as wide as FC) Agenda 52 personal size (originally from Hobby Lobby), and my week on two page inserts are the ones that came with my Kate Spade planner that I got earlier this year. My scratch paper/additional note paper is a combo of FC compact, lined paper, cut down list pads, and basic Filofax lined paper, which is a good amount more narrow than FC paper.

If you are curious, the Filofax I'm in today is a personal size Patterns Filofax, in the Indigo Floral. It is available on Amazon, if you want to take a look. The price if pretty good, as well. It's one of their faux leather binders, so it is much cheaper, than, say, a Malden. Oh, and this Patterns fits FC pages better than the Malden, and you can totally still use the pen loop in this one! Yeah! :-)

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Four Temperaments and Church

The following has been from my personal observations. While I believe the majority of people in the following temperaments to be close to what I'm sharing below, not all will. After all, we are individuals, and grew up with different life experiences which helped to mold us, etc.

The Mega Churches

Even though I titled this section "mega churches," there are many medium and even some smaller churches that would also fall into this section...

These are the churches that some refer to as the "hanging off the rafters churches." The churches I'm talking about here, are those that play the emotional, contemporary music, dim the lights, or have certain colored or intensity lights during certain parts of the worship or service, and a big focus in these churches is 'going out into your community, and making a difference.' I've even seen some of these church's marquees say "experience times," instead of "service times." The pastors of these churches tend to be ENFJs.

I think that the type of people that lead these churches, and the temperaments largely attracted to these churches are the NF temperaments. SJs who attend these churches will often find them over the top, and the XSTJ types will often walk away wishing that there was more hard hitting preaching happening. SPs are wild cards, because that temperament likes change or excitement, but they are also concrete thinkers like the SJs, so I see SPs church bouncing a lot. Sometimes they go for the emotional "experience" churches, and sometimes they go for the more fundamental churches. They are all about freedom and not being tied down for too long.

NTs often don't like these mega/emotional churches. We tend to see the music and lighting as creating emotional manipulation, which can make a person falsely think they are "feeling the Holy Spirit," however take away the specific music played at specific times, and put in regular lighting, and the "Spirit is gone." We also tend to find the sermons at these types of churches to be watered down, and sometimes a waste of our ears.

As for NT socialization, these types of churches can be the hardest for NTs to make friends in, as the NFs can deem the NTs as "not having the Spirit," or "not letting the Spirit work through them," due to our calm, almost non-emotional looking nature. The NT Christian's work for the Kingdom of God can go unnoticed in these mega churches, as we tend more towards truth and fact, and are not usually gifted in compassion. We are usually gifted in finding and sharing truths and facts from God's Word, which upset many NFs, because they think we need to first make a "relationship" with people, before sharing the truth, but we NTs see that the true relationship is formed by sharing the Word.

A lot of NTs will eventually leave these types of churches, if they don't get kicked out, first.

The Fundamental Churches

The more conservative and fundamental churches tend to call to the SJ temperaments, predominantly. NFs tend to be put off by these churches, because they don't see enough emotional support, and often leave after visiting these churches, thinking that the pastor was too loud, too harsh, and didn't show enough love in his eyes/actions/words, etc. NFs tend to think these types of churches drive people away, instead of leading them to Christ. This is only true with other NFs. NTs tend to love these types of churches at first, and SPs will bounce in and out of these churches, depending on if these churches fit how they currently view Christianity, which can change. And SJs tend to love these churches, especially if they are ISTJs or ESTJs.

These more conservative or fundamental churches are perfect for the SJ temperament. The pastors are usually ISTJs, with some being ESTJs. The songs are often hymns, but some of these churches do easy contemporary Christian music, but usually without the emotional manipulative lighting tricks, and song manipulation of playing certain songs at certain levels at specific, opportune times to get a specific emotional reaction.

These churches tend to be the most structured, and the more matter of fact. You sing a few songs, calmly and respectfully, and then you listen to the sermon. ISTJ and ESTJ sermons are fairly good, however they rarely, if ever, delve off into the more questionable Scriptures, such as in Hebrews 6 and 10, and 1 Corinthians 11. When they do so, they tend to go with their denomination's teaching on those tricky Scriptures, even if it's obvious to most NTs that the denominational teaching is clearly wrong. This is where these pastors tend to do what I call the "tap dance." They like things in a nice, neat package, and don't like to leave loose ends, so they can dance around these controversial portions of the Scriptures, and then feel like they addressed them, and can move on, and away from those passages.

These churches, to varying degrees, keep to traditions and routine, and don't like to break from that. That makes these churches very comforting to the common SJ temperament.

NTs may tend to prefer these types of churches over the first type I described, as there is a lot less emotional manipulation, and they aren't viewed there nearly as "cold hearted" as they often are at the NF mega churches.

However, NTs, at times, will become somewhat annoyed at these churches, because they usually don't go deep enough into the Scriptures, or a specific truth in the Scriptures will be accidentally brought out that most of the congregation doesn't keep, and because it's not "tradition" to keep that questionable portion of Scripute, excuses are given for not keeping it, which in turn keeps the traditionalist SJs comfortable, and on their routine.

After a while, many NTs will eventually speak to the pastor, or someone on the pastoral team, about a truth from the Scriptures not being followed or taught in the church, in which usually the hardheadedness of the ISTJ/ESTJ pastor comes out, and they are usually offended. This often results in the NT being ostracized, or kicked out.

NTs are generally somewhat ostracized from these churches naturally, when it comes to socializing after services, or outside of church with the congregants, because most of the members are concrete thinkers, and NTs are abstract. If it isn't agreed to by "credentialed experts," and if it isn't something they can use their five senses to observe, they are not interested. Therefore, should an NT Christian breach the topic of how Nibiru, or some large planetary body approaching in orbit close to the earth, will create all of the astrological issues laid out in Revelation, the people will often glaze over, and change the topic as soon as they get a chance. They don't like the theoretical, they like the now, not what could be a theoretical possibility in the future.

SJs tend to form cliques, and good luck entering these cliques, NTs. SPs may also have trouble breaching these cliques, and may have more luck with the NFs in the mega churches.

An NT Church?

As you may notice, most churches in churchianity are either emotional experiential churches - the mecca of the NFs, or are traditionalist churches - the mecca of the SJs. The SPs will go to whichever church fits their whim, or how they view Christianity at the time. They like their freedom, and therefore don't often end up being tied down to one church for too long. Either they change their views, or something occurs in the church that they largely don't like or agree with.

Where do the NTs fit in? They don't. If you can find a church with a pastor of the NT temperament, you will probably find a very small church of mostly NTs, and these churches almost don't exist, are not advertised, and are usually found only via word of mouth. Since NTs make up only 12-15% of the population, hearing about an NT church is statistically low.

The more extroverted NT types, such as the ENTP and ENTJ may have more success chameleoning into the SJ or NF churches, but unless they create friendships or connections with some of the congregants, and respect the preacher, this will not be a long lasting thing.

INTPs can be fairly laid back about church, and go to either an NF or SJ church, and will chameleon when they desire to speak to someone, or they will just quietly leave after each service, never having spoken to anyone, and possibly never having said one word in church for months.

INTJs (which I am) can chameleon, but we don't like it, and will only do so if we see that it is ultimately beneficial, and will only do so for a limited time. We live our lives authentically, and therefore usually disdain acting in a way that is not natural to us, just to fit in. We deal with facts - abstract fact and future thinking. We are drawn to the truths of God's Word, even if what we find in our digging is at odds to what churchianity teaches. Many of us tend to be the 'elbow' in the body of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 12). We either won't speak to anyone, or if we do, it's because someone said something that gives an opening for us to discuss something we've been studying, in which it can be hard to shut us up. The SJs walk away overwhelmed and with brain-hurt, and the NFs walk away thinking we are robots who know nothing about compassion or love. Both groups will often deem us legalistic, which is usually completely incorrect. We are truth seekers.

Therefore, NTs are best at either home churching with like-minded individuals, or putting up with an SJ church (I personally wouldn't recommend an NF church). I do not recommend not going to church at all, as even NTs need to make Christian connections and friends, or at least acquaintances.

Do I have any friends at my church? Nope. Do I have any friends from previous churches I've attended? A few. One of them is an ENFP from a SJ church with a hard-headed ESTJ pastor. (I would still be attending that church, but I got kicked out because I blogged about middle tribulation rapture, and refused to take down my blog when the pastor demanded it.)

Here is an NF being happy in a SJ church. That church is big for an SJ church, but has just enough emotional manipulation in it, that both SJs and NFs like it, but mostly SJs. I can see the ENFP liking this particular church, but NOT the ENFJ - unless the ENFJ was put in charge of a ministry in which they feel they can bring happiness to people, or "build community."

This is where SJ and NF churches converge - where the SJ church becomes so large, that some of the workers or leaders are NF types, while the pastor is an SJ. Then, people like to say "there's something at this church for everyone." Sorry to burst your bubble, but yes, there is something there for SJs, NFs, and SPs, but not the NTs. The NTs better keep their mouths shut, or they are OUT - either via being kicked out, or via being ostracized.

Stay strong, NTs. Just remember while churchianity is largely made up of SJs and NFs, Christianity is made up of all the temperaments and personalities, and that God has specific work for us NTs to do, that the other temperaments can't cognitively accomplish. We are needed.

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 a good local church congregation to attend. Here is a Church Locator. If you can't find a church near you there, then check here, here, or here.

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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2018 Reading List

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Worlds in Collision

The Science of Effective Communication

Simple Country Wisdom
reading again

Mystery of the Ages
reading again, cult study. I do not recommend this book

The Stairway to Heaven

A Beginner's View of our Electric Universe

Please Understand Me

Please Understand Me II

Type Talk at Work

Personality Type

The Myth of Autism


Reverse Time Travel

A Quantum Case for God

Hidden in Plain Sight 3

The Sweeper

The Wars of Gods and Men

Cleaning Hacks

Home Vegetable Gardening

The Lost Realms

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

Beautiful Girlhood

When Time Began

Female Piety

Giants on the Earth

Cosmic Code

The Revelation Explained

Enquire Within Upon Everything

The End of Days


Tales From Shakespeare

When Angels Fell

The Old Man and the Sea

Love One Another, Vol. 6

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Following the Equator

Why Does he do That?

The Witness of the Stars

The Log Cabin Lady

For the Comfort of the Family

Charlotte Bronte and her Circle

The Five Giants

Household Organization

Basic Electronics

The New Life in Christ Jesus

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Homespun Bride

Tales of Giants from Brazil

A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies

Dutch Oven Cookbook

Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

The Art of Soul-Winning

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

The white slave: or, Memoirs of a fugitive. A story of slave life in Virginia

The Giants from Outer Space

Be Their Example

Gardening Box Set #8

Essential Oils: Natural Remedies for Your Family

The Giant's Robe

Stockpile and Barter Handbook

The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Buried Alive

Sweet Baklava

What the Bible is all About

History of Salem Witchcraft



Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble


The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina


Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird