Call Me Crazy

Last night I was watching this movie “Call me crazy”.  It was about Schizophrenia, Bi polar, Post traumatic stress.  I have spoken very openly in my blog about my mom who had Schizophrenia.  When she was diagnosed I found myself researching and learning as much as I could about it as to better understand and be there for her.

Watching this movie was just a short insight on what people deal with that are affected by these disorders and the impact it also has on the family.  We as a society tend to judge others based on a mental illness and call them crazy and it really shows how naive and immature people can be.

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Each day someone is battling some struggle in there own lives yet it seems easier to point out and place judgement upon others then realizing we don’t have the right to judge someone else if our own closet is filled with junk.

Dealing with Schizophrenia and many other disorders can be daily battle for those affected.  But to have to battle the world that is so quick to call them crazy instead of educating themselves and realizing the illness doesn’t define who they are is a battle they don’t and shouldn’t have to fight.

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My mom struggled and it affected our family very much.  I wont paint a pretty picture when it was hard.  But she raised her head and seeked the help she needed in order to live in peace.

Being raised in a mixed family and having a mother with Schizophrenia it showed me early on how cruel and judgmental people can be.  I don’t care about the color of someone’s skin and I don’t care what illness someone has.  What we should care about is who they are as a person and educate ourselves to better understand.  When someone is diagnosed with Cancer or some other life threatening illness do you push them away? No we pull them in and try to comfort them and care for them and pray for them. Why wouldn’t we do the same if they struggle with a mental illness?

My mother past from Cancer but the legacy she left behind was to love one another.  To be compassionate, understanding.  She found Christ long before she passed and I believe our Lord and Savior lifted her up and gave her the strength she needed to conquer the battle of Schizophrenia.  The Cancer spread quick but she is in peace now and healed standing in the kingdom of Heaven.

I encourage you all to take the time to watch the movie and give me your feedback on your thoughts.

God bless!

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Cast the first stone

Question: “What did Jesus mean when He said ‘he who is without sin can cast the first stone’?”

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Answer:Jesus’ statement “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” is found inJohn 8:1-11. Jesus was teaching in the temple when the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery, and they asked Him if she should be stoned as required by the Law of Moses. However, they cared nothing about this woman; they were using her to trap Jesus. In their minds, if He told them to set the woman free, they could claim He did not hold to the Law of Moses. If He told them to stone her they could claim He was not the Savior, and if He said nothing they could claim He lacked wisdom. Jesus did not answer immediately but stooped and wrote something on the ground, and they kept pressing Him. Finally the Lord said, in essence, “Go ahead and stone her because that is what the Law requires. But the Law also requires that the first stone be thrown by a person that is sinless in connection with this charge” (John 8:6-7).

There is no doubt that this woman was guilty of a capital offense and that the Law required that she be stoned, but the Law also required that the guilty man be stoned as well (Deuteronomy 22:22), that witnesses be produced, and that a witness begin the execution. But the Jewish leaders came with venom against Jesus and were thwarted by their own single-minded hate. They did not produce the guilty man and they were unwilling or unable to produce the required witnesses. We do not know what Jesus wrote, but after He wrote a second time the Jews left one by one, from the oldest to the youngest, without saying another word. Jesus then set the woman free with a warning to her to sin no more.

From this passage we learn that we do not accuse others unless we first thoroughly search our own hearts and minds to make certain that we are pure in every possible aspect (Matthew 7:3). Also, if we must admonish someone, we should do so as instructed in Scripture; we always look to God’s glory and never cause unnecessary division or harm (Matthew 18:15), but we do work to keep the church pure. Moreover, Jesus was the only sinless person in the temple scene, and instead of condemning the woman He looked ahead to His work on the cross and offered her life. Likewise we should use every possible opportunity to forgive and to reach out with the gospel and the love of Christ, always remembering that we, too, are sinners in need of the Savior (Romans 3:23).

Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/without-sin-cast-first-stone.html#ixzz3W9ZcEuqc

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HE Knows My Name..

HE KNOWS MY NAME

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Isaiah 43:1-2

But now, this is what the Lord says—
    he who created you, Jacob,
    he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
    I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.

Fifty Shades of False Love, BY HANNAH WEGMAN , CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Hearing all the hype about this movie and the volume of people going to see it really frustrates me because the movie is not about the real relationships between a “Married” couple or what God intended. Instead it is two people not married and to me promoting domestic violence, control over another.  I realize this was not a Christian movie and made for the world but it is a movie that I wouldn’t encourage anyone to see let alone pay to see it myself.

I felt this article was worth sharing for the writer of this article is right on.

It is ironic that the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is set to hit theaters this Valentine’s Day—redefining a day that is specifically deemed as a celebration of love. Instead of lighthearted romance, Fifty Shades of Grey focuses on deviant sexual practices like bondage and control; it is a blatant attempt to normalize violent sexual behaviors. The film, based on a book by the same name, is a dangerous first step towards mainstreaming this sort of violence against women.

Based on early reviews of the movie, it is said that lead male character Christian Grey “wants total control over Anastasia [the lead female character] … the right to dictate her eating patterns and her contraception choices, plus the right to inflict pain on her as a means of arousing himself.” As if that wasn’t scary enough, the movie is packed with the use of BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism), which is a practice that involves an individual who is gratified by either receiving or inflicting pain within consensual sex. Even “sexual therapists” who support BDSM are criticizing the book’s portrayal of BDSM and say that the practice should neither involve exploitation nor emotional and physical abuse.

Supporters of Fifty Shades would argue that since Anastasia consents to the violence, we should not compare it to such serious issues like domestic violence and sex trafficking. But consent doesn’t make abuse correct. Take, for example, those who consent to habitual practices or addictions. Just because a person agrees to a practice, it doesn’t necessary deem it a healthy behavior. In fact, according to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation,

“Acts practiced in Fifty Shades of Grey, in “kink” pornography, and in BDSM … relationships often violate U.S. and United Nations laws on torture. Consent is not an excuse according to these laws.”

On author E.L. James’ website, the book’s description reads: “Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.” Since when did words like ‘obsess, possess and stay with you forever’ become words that should draw us in? Typically, these words are words that are associated with issues that have led to the demise of America—things like addiction, evil and painfully traumatizing life events. The story is a distortion of the ideal of sex within a lifelong commitment of marriage—a perversion of something that’s good and beautiful.

Just a few years ago, this type of pornographic content in Fifty Shades would have embarrassed readers if they were caught reading it in a public place. Today, it has become socially acceptable to both read books and watch films like Fifty Shades. How ironic, given that we as a nation are more concerned about ending violence against women than ever before. At the last Grammy Awards, even the President himself said, “It’s on us, all of us, to create a culture where violence isn’t tolerated.” Moviegoers are talking out of both sides of their mouth by wanting to end the violence but then glorifying this bondage that Hollywood is promoting.

Whereas the last few Valentine’s Day “chick flicks” have been romantic and sweet,Fifty Shades has definitely crossed a line. Feminists tout “respect” for females—yet no feminists are speaking out against movies like Fifty Shades of Grey, which both degrades and objectifies women on multiple levels. In terms of true love and respect, to say that the movie’s form of female sexuality empowers women is an oxymoron. Contrary to what sexual therapists or even the culture may call “normal”, controlling men who receive pleasure from violent behavior are not the ones who should attract us as women. Instead, we should be encouraging and acknowledging the men in our lives, who do value, protect and treat women with respect.

Just because a book or movie is popular, doesn’t make it right. This Valentine’s Day, I encourage you not to buy in to the cheap and damaging idea of this fantasy “love” that the makers of Fifty Shades of Grey are promoting. Instead, use the time and money that you would have spent on something much more redeeming—like spending time on the real relationships in your life.

Removed

So many children are suffering. This doesn’t just happen in foster homes it happens in many homes.  Our children are not our own they belong to God!  He blessed and trusted in us to take care of them and show them unconditional love and stability all that God has showed us in his word. This just breaks my heart…

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A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2

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A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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For unbelievers it is hard to understand how we as believers in Christ are transformed (Changed).  When we come before our Lord and confess our sins and call upon him relinquishing all control to him and that how we conduct ourselves be what is pleasing to our Father and not about ourselves. It is a blessing being born again.

As Christians we understand the sacrifice that was made for us.  The Love our Father has for us we don’t want to let him down.  It is not always an easy road but we always know that we are not alone and if He brings us to it He will bring us through it.  Praise be to God!

God Bless

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The Lord is My Strength

(Psalm 18:1-50; Psalm 27:1-14)

1{A Psalm of David.} Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, ifthou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

5Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

6Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

8The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

9Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.