Comments That Make Your Day

Sometimes, without even knowing it, a person will leave a note or comment or express something in some way that will truly make your day.  It’s not very often that I do get that here.  It’s one of the constraints of the topic that I’ve been writing about lately.  But a comment that came in today from V has done just that.  Thank you V.  Here is the text from the comment.  And here’s a link to the original post that V was commenting on Debt Cures that I want you to Know about.

Yep.  I fell asleep with the t.v. on, woke up and K.T. [Kevin Trudeau] was going on  and on about how the banks charge excessive interest at will with the knowledge of government while targeting the poor and minorities, etc., causing people to become indentured servants,  as his female cohorts egged him for more information on how to lower interest rates or become debt free within 24 hours.  I wrote the number down and went on line seeking blogs on the subject. I found you; I read each and every one until arriving at the “Leave a Reply”.  I am grateful for blogs, I learn so much through them. There’s possibly a blog on everything a person can think of and if not people can start their own.   After reading through them, even locating others on the same subject, people can make an intelligent decision one way or the other.  Additionally, I’ve seen K.T. on a show where he has been asked about being imprisoned and he admitted wrong-doings, etc. Maybe this makes the viewer trust him more. That was the day I purchased “Cures they don’t want you to know about”.  The blogger giving the information about K.T.s misdeeds is also on point.  I’ve come to realize K.T. is certainly a “MASTER SALESMAN” as he can really grab people despite foreknowledge of his wrong-doings, dangerous.  But we must also remember, people like him will eventually have their day as no one can punish a person like God.  With this said, those asking people about the “TWO WORDS” and not receiving a response from the purchaser are probably not given this info because of anger due to them feeling taken advantage of.  They probably have a desire for others to pay for nothing as did they, and if the info is good, why not share.  Shame!  But this is their right.

For those who did share various web-sites, there are many. Individuals can type in something like “government or private grants to pay rent of private citizens,” for example. Generally something will come up.   I’ll do this now to see what comes up…WOW AN ENTIRE PAGE CAME UP.  Check for yourselves.   You can go from there.  Your unselfishness will be rewarded.  I  know because despite all I could complain about, I know I am blessed, even today.  Had I not found this blog, I might have wasted my money.  Some of you have received this same blessing.  I know God has more blessings for me; however I realize He is patiently waiting for me to take care of my current possessions before He adds to it.  It’s like money in the bank waiting to be withdrawn. God will continue to add interest until it is time for Him to release it physically, to me.   God knows none of us are perfect; however he does want each of us to have life more abundantly.  Remember “The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof”.  We’ve got to prepare for this life despite what others are doing.

James 4: 1 thru 10. “You have not, because you ask not for the right reasons.”  The rest of this chapter is also good reading, but it isn’t intended for you to walk around gloom and doom.  Countered,  Matthew 7: 7 – 12.  Ask and it shall be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be open.” Also see Luke 11: 9 thru 15. So be prayerful and believe that God will give you what you need and what you want as well but be careful what you ask for.   I’m a living testimony to it all, that God will. Don’t get me wrong, although I am the wife of a minister, which you didn’t know, I’m not a religious fanatic, nor was my initial intention to say anything of this nature. I was just going to say thanks for saving me some money.  You don’t have to agree with anything I’ve said, and I’m not here to convince you of anything.  But I do know God for myself and am simply sharing some thoughts and what I feel may be helpful information to someone.   God works through others and He is a miracle worker, making a way out of no way.  Was it not for God making ways out of no way, and the emphasis is on the word “WAYS”, my family and I would not still be living in our single family dwelling.  There is not enough time in a day go give you accounts of the goodness and mercy, His forgiveness granted me despite my imperfections and mistakes, my sins.  I know God has forgiven me even when I find it hard to forgive myself. But I continue to try despite myself, to do what is right in the sight of God, ever conscious that He know and sees all. This knowledge keeps me grounded.

Each of you start today and make honest attempts to be better stewards over what you have; start preparing yourselves, your households to receive the blessings God does have in store for you. Be prayerful and patient.  Tithe 10% of your earnings, this includes tithing from monetary gifts. Leviticus 27:31-32 “Of all we earn, a 10th belongs to God”  You can read the rest for yourselves. Some say that’s in the OT. It’s in the NT as well but people make excuses to keep from God that which they would not have had without Him. Malachi 3: 8 thru 12 but read that entire chapter. Partial text, “Will a man rob God.  How have I robbed you? Of tithes and offerings.  Test me and see that I will open the windows of Heaven and pour you out a blessing that you will not have room enough to receive.”  I’m not getting off point, what I am saying is that man disappoints, but God does not. God is always here for us, He never waivers.  God loves you and me.  It is man, we who move further and further away from God via sin. Again, God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. We are all individually and collectively dysfunctional in some way.  Even the best of families are somehow dysfunctional. It’s okay; just try daily to be a better person passing the same to family and friends.  And don’t look at those who seem to prosper via wrong.  Matthew 5: 43 thru 46.  The rain falls on the just as well as the unjust and time and chance happens to  each of us, Ecclesiastes 9:1 thru 12. Your time and your chance as well as mine will come again.  The question is, “Will we be ready to receive our blessings?”

Keep in the forefront of your mind that everyone and everything on Earth belongs to God who gives and takes at will.  That’s better odds than coming from any man I know.  Although some people receive instant blessings, patients is key.  Remember God does not have to prove Himself to us.  You and I must prove ourselves to him. I believe we start out at the center of God’s love, the apples of God’s eye but through sin, we move further and further away from that blessed center finding ourselves at various levels of conflicts. Once outside the boundaries, we can become fair game to the worst of us. Yet some times, I believe God allows some terrible things to happen to some of us in efforts to bring us together as a people.  I know you have heard that voice within you saying do this or don’t do that, but you didn’t heed the warning.  Many of us  sum them up to being at the wrong place at the wrong time; luck, depending on the situation, etc,  giving credit to everything and anyone but God.  People call on God when they are in trouble making promises to Him only to go back on their word after the crisis is over.   Take it from me, it is better not to vow than to make a vow and not keep it.  See Ecclesiastes 5:5.  I’ve done this and will never do it again.  So be of good cheer, God is the answer to every problem we have, from “Aids to Zero debt, but faith without works is dead.  Be the best that you can be. And know that despite how upright each of us may be, we will still face trials, tribulations and temptation, tests.  Will we pass?  YES.  Jesus was perfect and you know what man did to Him. If a person does not believe, it won’t happen “for as a man thinks so is he,” and “Faith without works (preparation) is dead” James 14 through 20.  You and I must fight the good fight. Let us prepare ourselves to receive God’s blessings.   I have given renewed inspiration to myself.  If God has reached just one of  you through me, this was well worth my time.  Blessings to all of you and prepare yourselves now, starting with prayer.

Again, thank you V.  It’s incredibly important to me that what I do is good.  I’m glad that what I wrote could help.

Milestones (Comments and Readers)

I haven’t talked about the first milestone mostly because I don’t want to jinx it, but it’s been pretty steady for a few days now so I feel comfortable that I won’t jinx it too badly.

I’ve recently exceeded 100 subscribers to my feed.  That is spectacular.  I remember when I was frustrated when I couldn’t get above 50.  Seems like a very long time ago, but really wasn’t all that long ago.  September of last year in fact.  Then I flirted with 100 just before Christmas only to lose it for a week or two somewhere around the beginning of February.  But it’s been above for a little while, so Woo Hooo!!! I feel like I can celebrate it a little.

Now, the second milestone is one that is nearly impossible to take away from me.  See, you guys can all unsubscribe and the 100 disappears.  But you can’t take away the number of comments on my site!  The only way those are going away is if they mistakenly get deleted.  Hopefully that won’t happen anytime soon.  Sometime late last week I surpassed the 1000 comment mark.  Pretty impressive if you ask me.  Maybe not, but I like it.

I’m still a little bit away from the next milestone, 1000 posts, but that one should be coming up sometime next year.  At the moment, I’m sitting at 640 (this is 641) posts.  That only leaves 360ish to go.  One a day for a year.   I doubt I’ll post a post a day for a year, so it’ll probably be in the late summer / fall time when it happens.  We’ll see.

No Comments, No Pings, Non-existent?

After editing the problem post to remove comments and pings, it seems to have disappeared completely from the site. Like deleted disappeared. Not existing. Gone.

I’m going to publish this post then go back and edit it to not allow comments or pings. We’ll see what happens.

Update: Ok, I removed comments and pings on this post and it stayed.  Not a clue what happened to the other one.  I’ll have to go rummaging around the database and see if it is still there at all.  There isn’t a way to delete a post from the edit window.  At least not that I can see, so it must be some sort of bug.

P.S. I’ve opened up comments and pings on this post again.