Monthly Archives: July 2016
Each of us has been given a name by our parents; some before birth, some after. I have often wondered why a certain name was given. Was it chosen because of an ancestor, an entertainer Mama liked, or just something that popped into Mama and Daddy’s head?
As it turns out each name has a a hidden meaning, a deeper Biblical meaning. Here are some of the more common names we have been given according to the book, “What’s in a Name?” by Linda Francis, John Hartzel, and Al Palmquist.
Name Literal Meaning Godly Characteristic
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The MOST IMPORTANT Presidential Election in American History: What Kind of American Will You Vote For?
With this being a blog about abuse I decided to include “abuse of power.” May God’s will be done in this election.
The MOST IMPORTANT Presidential Election in American History: What Kind of America Will You Vote for?
For those who have read my previous articles, you will know that this writer is no fan of Donald Trump. Yet I will say it again, anyone who votes for Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States may as well be standing in the streets of America shouting, “death to the US!”
Trump wants to put a stop to Muslim immigration and stop immigration from countries that have terrorism issues as well. Hillary on the other hand desires to up immigration levels by well over 100%. Can the U.S. really afford to have so many more un-vetted immigrants coming here especially from the Middle East? The bottom line here is that immigration should benefit the host…
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What a powerful testimony! Praise God for His healing powers.
On July 3,2016 I made the worse decision of my life. I decided to take my own life.
My little family and I were in Pierre, SD for my husband’s rodeo. We were having a great time, until a small dispute between my husband and I came about. We argued on whether to return home that night or not. During this argument my mother called my husband. I don’t believe she was aware that she was on the speaker phone. The only words that I remember that put a sting in my heart were, “I only tolerate her because of Oakley”. Oakley is my three year old son.
After these words were said, the little girl inside me that had been looking for love, acceptance, and appreciation from my own mother died that night. Right then and there is when I knew what I was going to do. My son…
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Cyanea jellyfish, North Sea, Author Ole Kils firstname.lastname@example.org (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported, GNU Free Documentation License)
Jellyfish are equipped with stinging tentacles used to paralyze, capture, and kill their prey. The largest known specimen, the lion’s mane or giant jelly, has tentacles which can reach 120 feet in length. That is longer than a blue whale.
The sting of a jellyfish can be agony. In humans, that sting can cause burning and blistering of the skin, difficulty breathing, changes in heart rate, chest pain, abdominal cramps, vomiting, muscle spasms, numbness, weakness, and collapse.
The tentacles can sting, even after a jellyfish has died.
The Tentacles of Abuse
Like jellyfish, abuse has long tentacles. Rather than extending into deep water, those tentacles extend across the years. But their sting can still be agony. Like the tentacles of jellyfish, the tentacles of abuse can paralyze, capture, and in some cases kill.
Whether we suffer with physical ailments…
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I came across this in my reading today and thought it to be a fantastic example of the woman’s role in marriage, as well as how a man ought to perceive and treat his spouse. From Matthew Henry’s commentary on Genesis 2:
That the woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.