When most people read the Bible there seems to be a limitation to their understanding based on certain symbols used in the Scriptures. The stories are easy enough to read, but it is often hard to understand some of the deeper meanings if you do not understand the significance of symbolic items used such as: garments, trees, mountains, lakes, animals, etc. When you can understand the significance of these items you will gain a greater clarity into your studies. What symbolic truth can we learn from this word?
To eat something in the Bible means to gain the strength of the thing you consumed. To understand. Continue reading
I found this on YouTube and thought it was worth sharing.
Thank you Lupita Nyong’o for being a woman of substance.
How is it that we all seem to forget who we are? How do we lose sight of our pride and self-love and think of ourselves as something less than wonderful? Are we not all made in God’s image? Are we not all made of excellent things? If you mirror God then you are amazing! Continue reading
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For the Love of Craig
Created by Julie Carrillo-Vargas on February 26, 2014
SPRING VALLEY, CA
Medical & Healing
Our beloved Craig Soto was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. By the time he was diagnosed, it had spread to his liver and lungs. Craig is a hard worker and dedicated family man. He is one of the nicest and most honest people I know. Continue reading
Today is Fat Tuesday. Why does that sound like a missing Addams Family child?
I never fully understood the need for Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, or as Teresa reminded me it’s Fasnachts day, to which I replied “What’s Fraschnatchsneraster’s day?” I guess it’s PA Dutch or Amish for donuts. Apparently in Lancaster the Amish would use up the lard and sugar before Lent. Now I am not sure about you but even Lent doesn’t make sense to me. Why is there cycles of bingeing and purging at all? Basically, Margi Gras has something to do with the need to let out your wild side before you have to reign it in for a religious holiday? Continue reading
What is Best?
I found this on Facebook and thought this was worth a share.
I understand what the author is trying to say here with the happy cute little girl driving a point home. Well played, but yet I have to both agree and disagree at the same time. It’s all in the balance. Continue reading
A Glass of Water
I found this on Facebook and I think it’s worth a share.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half… empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
Remember to put the glass down Continue reading
The 37 miracles of Jesus Christ
In the ministry of Jesus Christ there were 37 miracles performed and each miracle was a sign and wonder to mankind. And though the miracles themselves were truly amazing feats the significance of them is often missed. They are not to show God’s power, they are lessons in your path to salvation.
For a better understanding of this please read the ongoing series
(UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY). Continue reading
MY RANT! …THAT WON’T BE HEARD.
How do you spread an important message that no one reads?
If God wrote a self-help book don’t you think you should read it?
You know, it amazes me the amount of ignorance that human beings seem to muster into their lives. They face trials and tribulations, complain about them and then continue to sit in their miserable situation and do nothing to change it. “Woe is me”… Seriously?
Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. Continue reading