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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Job 21:7 Why do the wicked still live, continue on, also become very powerful?

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life, is not from the Father but is from the world.

Caution, this is an adult conversation.

Saw a news clip this morning where a supposedly famous female designer was defending Harvey Weinstein by saying the way women dress now days is just asking to be touched inappropriately. Dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. If a woman wants touched, there won’t be any question about it. No still means no. Just because you have power & wealth, it doesn’t give you the right to be an asshat. Just because a woman wants to feel good about herself or feel sexy, it doesn’t mean she wants your attention or to be touched. Be a gentleman, not an entitled jerk!

Ephesians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

The following thoughts are from the other Paul, the Poke.

Serious question, are any of us any different than Harvey Weinstein? As people, we think the sins of another are far worse than anything we do. “Well I’m not as bad as Joe Blow!”

Here is the standard from Jesus Himself.

Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Anyone out there innocent? Remember, pride and lying are sins as well.

There is a solution…got Jesus???

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , on September 28, 2017 by paulthepoke

 

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Had a hard time finding where it says to work against each other or that one is better than two in the Bible. I could find several verses about unity though. Is it faster for one man to build a house compared to two men or twenty? Can one person compete better than two or five working together in a game of basketball? When in unity & of the same mind, we can accomplish so much more together instead of facing the world alone. Unity does bring happiness & makes the world & even your community a better place.

Philippians 2:2 Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord & of one mind.

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.

Have a unifying weekend my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Finished the last episode of 13 Reasons Why this morning. I do not believe this show glorifies suicide. It shows the truth. The truth of another person’s pain. The truth of bullying. The truth of rape. I believe every parent & teen should watch this show to understand more about suicide, depression, & pain. A person full of hurt will ask for help in their own way, however subtle it may be. Hopefully we can make it better. That being said, it’s not our job to determine when it’s our time to go, only God has this power in the way things should be. If you’re hurting, please ask for help. You are loved.

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time?

Have a healing week my friends!!!

Trend Update: Dennis Rodman, Diplomat to North Korea, September 2017

Posted in Culture, Fake News???, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2017 by paulthepoke

Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has been already in the ages before us. There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.

Millions of people and their safety are potentially in the hands of Kim Jung Un, Dennis Rodman, and Donald Trump. Hard to believe we are going to forget this. But humanity does not learn from its mistakes.

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September 6, 2017: Dennis Rodman discusses his relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jung Un. Good times on the Korean Peninsula…Karaoke, skiing, horseback riding. The interview speaks for itself. Click on the link below.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4402325/dennis-rodman-vows-to-straighten-out-north-korea-kim-jong-un-friendship/

 

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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2017 by paulthepoke

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Sadly, we have become a nation of the offended. Do I support the KKK or Neo Nazis?No! Do I support the Black Panthers or Black Lives Matter movement? No! They all teach separation & that is only repeating history. You can’t erase history by removing some statues, but you can repeat its mistakes. Do I agree with the beliefs of Robert E. Lee? No! Do I agree with the beliefs of Malcom X? No! Does it affect me in any way that they both have statues here in the United States? No! Stop being offended by every little thing. Stop supporting racism on one side or the other. Stop doing anything that supports segregation. Stop the hate!

Martin Luther King Jr said, “Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that.”

Love & understanding are the answer.

It’s not my job to necessarily change people’s views, but to live the way I feel is right & good in God’s eyes. If by example I change their views, then awesome. To clarify, I could care less the color of someone’s skin or their race. I care about their character & how they treat others. I’m gonna love them regardless.

Morgan Freeman said it best when he said, “Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’ll ask you to stop calling me a black man.”

We have to stop viewing each other differently.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Mark 12:30-31 “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” -Jesus

Have a love filled life my friends!!!

Trend Update: Bible Confirms Archaeology, August 2017

Posted in Culture, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2017 by paulthepoke

The Bible, 66 Books, 40 Authors…

August 8, 2017: This is a trend that has occurred in the last week or so. Archaeology digs around the Promised Land continue to unearth a wealth of information. The conclusion, the Bible is an accurate source of historical information.

Here’s to all the critics who say the Bible is just a little book of stories, a work of fiction. It has been a rough week for secular scholars, archaeologists, scientists, and atheists. Below are links to a list of recent articles noted in the news.

Researcher gives seal of approval to 53 biblical characters’ existence

http://www.timesofisrael.com/researcher-gives-seal-of-approval-to-53-biblical-characters-existence/

 

Finds in Jerusalem shore up biblical account of Babylonian conquest

On the eve of the Hebrew commemoration of the destruction of the Temples, archaeologists discover remnants of a blaze indicating the city was grander than thought

http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-jerusalem-finds-shore-up-biblical-account-of-babylonian-conquest/

 

Archaeological find in Jerusalem ‘proves Bible passage is historically true’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeological-find-jerusalem-proves-bible-passage-historically-true-123315016.html

NEW EVIDENCE OF LOST CITY OF JULIAS UNEARTHED NEAR SEA OF GALILEE

The site is believed to be the home of apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-evidence-of-Lost-City-of-Julias-unearthed-near-Sea-of-Galilee-501701

 

Burnt Skeletons Confirm Biblical City of Gezer’s Fiery Destruction by Egyptians
https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/92752/excavation-gezer-confirms-biblical-account-citys-fiery-destruction/#8e28TegFhGzco0g8.99

 

 

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Trend Update: Canadian Pronoun Police, June 2017

Posted in Culture, Fake News???, Trend Update on June 17, 2017 by paulthepoke

Amos 5:13 Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.

June 17, 2017: It is now illegal in Canada to use the wrong gender pronoun in reference to another person. This vote passed 67-11 in the Canadian Senate. The bill needs to pass the House of Commons to become law. A person in violation of the law can be jailed, fined, or charged with a hate crime. If necessary, one must take a class regarding anti-bias training.

He, she, they, or it…choose wisely.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/canada-passes-law-criminalizing-use-of-wrong-gender-pronouns/

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