HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! Next to Memorial Day, this is my favorite holiday! There's nothing like a huge, nation wide birthday party for the Greatest Nation on Earth! Today, I want to share what America means to me!
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
King James Bible
America, Land of the Free Because of the Brave. What does she mean to you? Here’s some of the things I love about my Country.
*America is where I can worship God without the fear of being thrown in jail (at least for now!)
*America is where I have the right to protect myself.
*America is the nation that has the greatest military in the world! No one can match our boys in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard!
*America is dedicated to freedom and the fact that we are all born with the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
* I can be proud of the fact that, although the opposition would say otherwise, the majority of my countrymen believe that even the unborn have an inalienable right to life.
*America is the home of the U.S. Constitution, a legally binding document that (is supposed) to govern the actions of our lawmakers and our people in general.
*America is not a government; it is a people, an amazing culture based around that fact that Jesus Christ is Lord and He is the ultimate Head of our Country. Any other belief will destroy this country…as we have witnessed over the years.
*America is not perfect, but I’d much rather live here than any other country in the world. She is the last stronghold of freedom. We must stand up and make sure she stays that way.
*America is a mission field. We should always be doing everything we can to reach our countrymen with the Gospel, which is another amazing thing about our country; we have the right and freedom to share our faith with others!
*America has the best Patriotic Holidays ever! July 4th, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veteran’s Day, Pearl Harbor Day, Patriot Day (9/11 Remembrance Day)…can’t beat that!
*America has the best National Anthem in the world! The Star-Spangled Banner never ceases to give me chills when it is played or sung. That is a song I will ALWAYS stand for.
Make a list today of some of the things you love about America! And while you’re at it, take a moment to pray for our Nation.
Have a Blessed Day, Stay Safe and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!
Summer is here officially and one of my favorite holidays is just around the corner! I love fireworks! July is a busy month at the Miller house thanks to all the special events we have lined up for our ministry, The Fundamental Broadcasting Network. But I wouldn’t trade any of it! Ministry life is the best!
My June Favorites…
Verse: Rather than a specific verse, the book of Habakkuk really stood out to me. I noticed in the beginning as Habakkuk was describing the state of Israel and how bad they were, that a lot of the things he was praying about were problems America has today. I was eager to read, to know what God would do to bring His children back to Him. I was devastated to realize that this was one of those times God chose to allow His people to go into captivity.
Are we better than Israel? What is to keep God from allowing the same thing to happen to America? It’s amazing to see through history how God often uses the worst circumstances to bring the most people to their realization and acceptance of Salvation. Like Jacob DeShazer, a WWII airman who was captured following the Doolittle Raid. He was kept in solitary confinement in horrible conditions and tortured for the majority of his 40-month imprisonment. And yet during that time, God saved him and called him into the ministry. I certainly don’t want to see anything horrible happen to my country, but what a comfort to know that if it were to come to pass, the Gospel would only take off like wildfire through our nation.
Book of the Month: It’s going to be a tie between two biographies. Unbroken and I Varina were both great reads. I had a few issues with both, but for the most part, both were amazing tributes to brave Americans who survived horrible, unmerited trials and came out better for having gone through them.
Ministry: FBN is continuing to reach the world with the Gospel! We’ve had a listener in the Vatican, have been able to present the ministry to several churches this past month and we helped celebrate 20 years of FBN in Oakland, Maryland! God is so good!
A few months ago, I requested prayer for the nation of North Korea, who have not been reached with FBN. And while I would continue to pray that FBN be heard there one day, please pray for the underground Christians in the country now who undergo persecution on a daily basis. FBN has never saved anyone; it’s the Gospel Jesus Christ preached on FBN that does that. Pray for those in the country as they labor in secret for the Master. Pray for their protection, faithfulness and strength as they Shine the Light of Christ into their dying nation!
Writing Update: A Song of Home is progressing through the team edit! Already, mom and I have found several things to make the story better and added a fun scene with a particular character deciding to volunteer at a hospital! No details on that, though 😉 Prayers are appreciated as we continue to work. Summer is a busy time for us, in our home life and ministry wise, so meeting together for edits gets harder.
A Book I am Anticipating for July: Jefferson Davis, American by William J. Cooper, Jr. I started this book last year, but it’s thick and small print. I’d like to read a few more chapters of it this month. The writing is very good, just a lot to process! Definitely not a quick read!
A now for your story prompts!
Until Next Time,
Today, I'm posting another devotion geared toward ladies. If you are reading this and happen to be a gentleman, please check out this one instead!
Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
(King James Bible)
There has been a lot of talk about building walls and tearing them down in the last few years. To be honest, how you feel about that is between you and God. I’m not here to get political. But I do think it’s interesting that the Bible talks about women building a house.
I mean, I don’t think there were any females working in the construction business in the Bible days or until the 1900’s for that matter. So why would the Bible refer to a woman building a house?
Well, if we are taking this as the physical building of the house, it doesn’t make much sense. But what if God is talking about the spiritual, atmospheric building of the house? I think we can all agree that this is what is meant.
But how can we build up or tear down a home?
We’ll start with how to tear it down (since I want to end on the positive!)
We can tear it down by:
We can build it up by:
And of course, once you are married (or if you already are) these apply to spouses and children as well.
God has called us to be homemakers and part of our job is to set the tone for home. So, when you have a bad attitude, no doubt you’ll pull others down with you.
Purpose in your heart today to be a wise woman, not a fool. Let’s be builders, not the demolition crew!
Have a Lovely Day!
Hey y’all. Today, I’m here to talk about a heavy topic. Guys, don’t run away if you are reading this. This one is for all of us. We all need to face up to reality. Knowing I have young people reading this blog, I will try to keep this guarded. But today, I feel the need to discuss the very first pro-life rally I have ever attended.
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,…
Dr. Matt Harrison, developer of the abortion reversal pill, spoke to us, sharing his testimony of how the pill came into being, thanks to a young mother named Ashley who wanted to stop her baby from dying because of a bad decision. Her little girl survived and is now 12 years old. God makes no mistakes, y’all!
Following many rousing speeches and calls to action, we were given candles for a candlelight vigil, remembering the little ones, born alive and those who never got to take their first breath, who are no longer among us. No baby is a mistake; every one is a miracle. God has a reason for every life that He creates. Who are we to stand in the way of His ultimate plan?
You don’t know this, but since…February I believe, I have been helping with the brand new website, pregnantoptions.com. Started by Jesse Maxwell, and Nathan Johnson, and helped a long by an amazing team of young people, we have put together a national database for crisis Pregnancy Care Centers across the United States! We also provide factual information about abortion (as well as other topics), explaining exactly what happens when the procedure takes place. Most have no idea what they are doing and we want to change that for the better. Who knows how many babies will be saved because of God’s blessing on this site!
My question to you is this: What will you do to save the voiceless babies in your state/province? Will you volunteer at your local care center? Will you donate to a pro-life organization? Will you contact your district politicians and hold them accountable for how they vote on pro-life bills? Will you vote for people who value life before birth? Will you share the pro-life/gospel message with those who need to hear it most? And most importantly, WILL YOU PRAY?
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Have a Blessed Day!
It’s finally spring! Break out the short-sleeved shirts and flip-flops, ladies! That’s right, I said ladies because this is another devotion for the girls. I apologize for this being so late in the month, as I like for my devotions to be the first post, but this one took more work, lol! Today, I want us to think about something that’s bothered me a lot lately…Let’s dive in. *All Scripture is taken from the King James Bible*
Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
(Please read Prov. 31:10-31)
Tough: Hard to convince or influence, stubborn; overly aggressive, brutal or rough.
Froward: Difficult to deal with, contrary. (Psalm 18:26,32)
Strong: Not easily affected or upset; morally powerful; having strength of character; durable; not weak.
After reading these definitions, which do you think describes yourself? In all honesty, the above description of “tough” shouldn’t even describe a man, much less a young lady! Real strength comes from the Lord, and every Christian should possess it. Let’s look at what God says a Christian lady should be like.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Of course, we unmarried girls, don’t have husbands or children of our own to love, but we should still follow the example of Godly women who do. And who better to practice on than the family God has placed us in?
Toughness (or forwardness in the Bible) doesn’t become a Christian. Today the world puts an emphasis on the “Independent, Empowered, Tough-as-nails Girl-boss.” No offense, but that just doesn’t appeal to me! That sounds like a woman that would step on anyone who got in her way with no care for the long-term effects of her actions, or the pain she causes others.
Strength is the quality we should long to display. But what is biblical strength? Well, it’s the opposite of toughness 😉 Let’s take a look at Matthew 5:38-41
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
The world would tell us that the woman who ignores a personal insult is intimidated and victimized when in reality, she is one of the strongest women out there. Human nature insists on personal justice, so when you ignore the insult, you are showing that you are stronger and more mature than most. (Also, just to clarify, when the verse talks about letting someone hit you on the cheek, that is akin to an insult, not allowing someone to beat you up. If someone is trying to inflict harm on you, get away from them!)
When we respond like the world, we are telling them there is no difference between them and the Christian community. And that is not the message we should convey! Everything we do, everything we say, it should all point people to Christ! WWJD was a popular saying at one time. But think about it. Pick any situation that you might be tempted to respond to with an “I’m gonna show them what I’m made of!” attitude, and ask yourself how Jesus would handle it. Remember, the only time Jesus displayed anger was not over the personal insults he received. It was over the desecration of the temple, His Father’s House. Likewise, we should always handle ourselves in a godly manner.
And we should always take into consideration that we are ladies. Therefore, we should respond with meekness. (That’s power under control.) You are strongest when you keep your cool, remain pleasant, and calmly walk away from adversity. Am I saying that it’s wrong to stand up for your beliefs and biblical principles? Not at all! It’s just wrong to get into a shouting match with your opposition. Always handle yourself as if Jesus were right there observing the whole thing…because He is.
What do you picture when you hear the word Tough? It may be different from one person to another, but here is what I imagine…
Thick, dry, crackled skin, kinda like a rhinoceros. A person with tattoos and a dirty mouth. A gangster. Broken glass (not sure why…) Mud, overall uncleanliness. Pit-Bulls. Black clothing…and a heart pleading for someone to help them get out of this mess they are in.
Here’s what I picture when I hear the word Strong.
The American Flag. A President. A Servicemember. A First Responder. A Preacher, never backing down on Biblical and moral principles. A Mother, daring to raise children and keep her house in order. A Farmer, living off the land of his fathers’. A Missionary in a closed country preaching the Gospel to the unreached. Security. A parent holding their child keeping them from falling.
Which picture would you like your face to show up in?
Which statement would you like to have made about you?
“Boy! I wouldn’t want to get on her bad side!”
“Did you see the way she handled that situation? She must be a Christian.”
Are you pleased with what others think of you? Why or why not? Are you Tough or Strong?
Until Next Time,
Christian. American. Southern. Author.