So, sometimes, I just want to ramble a little. And if you know me, there are several things I can go on and on about—Pro-Life and the Giver of Life; all things America, Patriotism and Military; and Books. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my rambles here! Sound fun? Okay, let’s do this!
Life 💚 ||
I’ve been thinking about our Military a lot the last few weeks. With all the unrest going on these days, I am so scared of what they will be asked—or ordered—to do. What wars are looming on the horizon? Will I lose anyone I know? Will they reinstate a draft? What is gonna happen?
One of my dreams for 2021 was to finally see Roe v. Wade repealed. It was within our grasp. Now? I’m not so sure. Will 2021 see positive results in our fight against the murder of innocent lives? Will we get to hear their voice? Will we get to see what they were meant to be? Will we get to experience an abortion-free America?
Well, there is no answer to these questions. Because it’s in the future. We can only live our days one day at a time. We can’t see the future. And the fact that we can’t do anything to fix it or change it can drive you batty!
Or can we?
So many times, we forget a simple truth.
God. Knows. Every. Thing.
And if you are born again, He is your Father.
Through the cleansing Blood of Jesus Christ, you have the right to come before God and ask Him ANYTHING!
YOU CAN CHANGE HISTORY WHEN YOU LET GO AND LET GOD!
You have the mightiest weapon in the world. Prayer. Get in your closet, kneel by your bed, stop where you are, and pour out your heart to the One who does have control of the future! Tell Him how scared you are. Ask Him for peace. Go to war on your knees for our service members and our unborn babies. Cry out to God and beg Him to give us another chance. Place whatever it is that you are worried over into His mighty hands.
And let go.
This is hard. I know. I’ve been there. I’m still there sometimes. It’s not easy letting go of what you are the most worried about. Your dreams. Regrets. Things you know you should have done but didn’t.
But you have to. It’s a process, a journey. But if you will take the first step, God will help you. I’ve won some victories. I’m still fighting others. It’s part of growing in Christ. But you can win victories, the big ones and the little ones if you fight on your knees.
Does that mean we will always get the answer we want to our prayers? No. Does it mean God doesn’t care or that He is ignoring you or wants terrible things to happen? Absolutely not. What it does mean is that He knows the whole story. We don’t. We have to accept that He knows what He’s doing. We have to accept that sometimes, people abuse their free will and do terrible things. God is not blind. We have to learn to trust. It’s hard, but not impossible.
Trust God and Pray!
Liberty 🇺 ||
We live in uncertain times these days, but something that hasn’t changed is my love for our Military. Anyone who knows me very well knows that I am a hardcore Army girl. My late grandfather and great-grandfather both served in the Army, so it was bound to happen, right? 😇
I recently came across a book that has filled a need for some Military history and stories of real people fighting real battles. So far, it’s been about soldiers and Marines, but I happen to know a Navy SEAL or two are supposed to make an appearance! These aren’t like Hollywood soldiers. These are men who get hurt. Guys who cry when they get shot. Marines that butcher the Lord’s Prayer cause they are losing so much blood and can’t concentrate. People with flaws. People who do their best, even when things go wrong. Soldiers who struggle and think they may not be able to pull through. But they do. And they make sure that those who didn’t pull through are not forgotten.
Because that’s what Soldiers do. That’s what Marines do. It’s what all our service members do.
Those stories make you proud to be an American. Proud to know these are the guys on our side. And indebted to them for all they sacrifice to keep us safe.
Which leads us to…
Literature 📚 ||
I’m a woman on a mission! Of late, I’ve taken to reading through my supply of military fiction and non-fiction! If you have a good book to recommend or a warning on one not bothering with, please drop us a line via our contact form!
Currently, I am reading Modern Warriors by Pete Hegseth. It’s a good book but definitely needs some cleaning up! Keep an eye open for my complete review!
And while we’re on the subject of books…
About the Book ||
Becoming Miss Knight is no easy task, but surrender is not an option.
Alice Knight’s debut is in less than a year, and everything has to be perfect. Of course, she’d rather be riding her horse or playing with her younger siblings than learning to curtsy. But, with her mother in France for a holiday, the care of the house falls to her—and what better time to learn what it really means to be a lady?
Ivy, her twin sister, has other things on her mind. Namely, the endless conundrum of why she promised to keep an eye on her younger siblings while her parents are gone. She’s the least-qualified person to take care of them, but, bound by her word, she’s determined to try.
Even with all the guidance and advice available, becoming Miss Knight isn’t proving to be easy for either of them. However, any amount of work is worth keeping a promise to their mother.
This short novella, set between Ivy Introspective and At Her Fingertips, is the first Alice and Ivy novella to launch.
About the Author ||
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who has independently published multiple novels, the most notable being The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. You should definitely call her Kell.
Kell lives on family-owned property outside an unmemorable but historical town with her parents, two little brothers, arbitrary cat, precious border collies, a dozen cows, and lots of chickens. She also possesses a classic, vintage aesthetic which does not at all speak to her country girl side, but such is life.
When not writing, Kell likes to blog, teach writing to her various students, have day jobs which allow her to keep her car properly insured, and spend lavish amounts of money on Dairy Queen french fries. She also likes to talk about Keira Knightley and her own books. Just … way too much. You’ve been warned.
Pre-order Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RZ2ZDS8?
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56522914-becoming-miss-knight
Let’s Talk! What is something God has been teaching you lately? Did you hear about the last Abortion facility in Missouri terminating services?? What branch of the Military is your favorite? (I appreciate them all, but there’s nothing wrong with having a favorite 😉) What books have you been enjoying lately? Isn’t that cover gorgeous???
Have a blessed day, and God Bless America!
Hello and welcome back to Life of Heritage Corner! Today I’m sharing my very first post of 2021! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
King James Bible
There is something in the human DNA that just appreciates a new beginnings. Isn’t it nice that God made sure our lives would be filled with them? Today, I want to look at some of the New Beginnings we can rejoice in!
A New Year ||
A lot of people like to set goals and make plans every year. Some fall through, some get done and new things pop up. Isn’t it nice to get a fresh chance to try again every 365(6) days? You just never know what you might accomplish!
The birth of a new little one is such a beautiful beginning! I always look forward to the next pregnancy announcement! And what girl doesn’t dream of being a mom some day? I know I’ve not let go of that dream! 😉
This is another new beginning the majority of the population dreams of! The chance to start a new family from two existing ones is one of the greatest gifts God has given us!
The greatest new beginning anyone can experience! The acceptance of God’s free gift of salvation is the start of a brand new life, one filled with the Joy of Jesus and the Hope of Heaven.
Writing Prompt: Can you think of another new beginning to thank God for? When did you experience the new beginning of Salvation?
Rejoicing in Jesus,
Hello everyone! Time for another devotional already! How time flies! I have entitled this devotion A Vision for America, but I guess it’s actually more of a prayer list for America. I challenge you to take this list, make it your own, and pray with me for our nation. If you are outside our country, we covet your prayers, but adapt this list for your home country! And if you feel so led, drop us a note to tell us a little about the needs of your country and how we can pray for you!
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord;…”
“For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.”
(All Scriptures are from the King James Bible)
A Prayer for our Leaders||
A Prayer for our Nation ||
A Prayer for Those Who Protect Us ||
A Prayer for All of Us ||
God Bless America
Hello, and welcome back to Life of Heritage Corner! It’s hard to believe we are entering yet another month! Where has the year gone??
Today I am sharing my newest devotional. As we all know, there has been much unrest in our nation of late, and today, I’m going to address one of the root issues. Note, I said one, not all. This devotion was laid on my heart after attending a Back the Blue Rally, and I am excited to share it with you! So without further ado, let’s get into it!
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour
(King James Bible)
I shouldn’t have to outline who this scripture is referring to. But these days, it seems we have to spell out everything. I want us to look at three things specifically. Who we are to Honor, Who we are NOT to Honor, and What to do when a Dishonorable Person holds an Honorable Office.
1| Who We Are to Honor.
The verses above instruct us to honor those in positions of power. Because HE is the One Who put them there! We are not to fear them as long as we are doing right and following God. Who are these people?
-The President. I don’t care who it is or what you think of Him, you are to honor and pray for him. He is your leader, like it or not. And as long as he is making righteous judgments, you are to obey them.
-Members of Congress. The same applies here.
-Military leaders and members, Border Patrol, and Law Enforcement. They are literally risking their lives for you! Be grateful!
-Ministers of the Gospel. A God-called Man. Not a woman, not a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Pastor, Assistant, Missionary, Evangelist, God calls us to honor them.
-Teachers. They are authorities, like it or not. Whether you are Homeschooled, private schooled, or use some other form of education, you are to respect those put over you.
-Parents. This goes without saying. Besides God, these are your ultimate authorities!
-Older Siblings. They are your elders. And if your parents have left them in charge, you are to obey them. And even if they don’t, they still are to be respected.
There are probably more, but I think you get the idea 😊
2| Who We are NOT to Honor.
-Those who disregard the word of God.
-Those who seek to hurt others for any reason.
-Those who shed innocent blood.
-Those who are prideful and haughty.
-Those who seek to do evil and take pleasure in the misfortunes of others.
-Those who seek to destroy their nation.
-Those who seek to throw down just government.
-Those who claim to fight for the rights of others while taking rights away from others.
-Those who use their position to abuse others.
3| What to do when a Dishonorable Person Holds a Position of Honor.
-Pray for them. (1 Tim. 2:1-4)
-Respect their office, not their character. A few years back, I really struggled with respecting an elected official who did nothing but attempt to destroy ever Biblical thing they could. I prayed for them and remembered that I am not called to respect their immoral behavior, just the position they held.
-Stand against sin. (Isaiah 1:17) Just because someone is in a position of authority does not mean that their actions should not be held accountable. When a politician does something unbiblical and unconstitutional, they should be impeached. When a policeman is found out to be a bad apple, he should be fired. If he committed a crime, he should be punished just like anyone else. When a preacher is disqualified from holding his office, he should be dismissed. When a government acts against God as a whole and seeks to harm the people in general and disregard the Bible and the Constitution, they should be overthrown (Ex. The Patriots and the Confederates).
I hope this devotion has been a help to you. I’m by no means calling for us to overthrow the government like some organizations I know. Thank God we haven’t reached that point yet! I’m merely explaining what conditions would merit such actions 😉 Above all, pray for your leaders and our nation!
Until Next Time,
Okay, so this was supposed to go up on the 4th…that didn’t happen 😉 Hope you can enjoy it anyway 😊
Happy Independence Day! As you are reading this, I am probably over at the Denton Farm Park, giving historical tours at the Reid Plantation! It’s one of my favorite times of the year, getting to share the truth about History, address long believed Myths, sell books, and pass out FBN information! And of course, I always look forward to meeting and talking to our veterans who come through with their families. Last year, I was privileged to speak with a policeman from a neighboring community. We talked for about two hours (it was a slower day 😉), and we just had a wonderful time talking about History, police stuff, and our Savior’s goodness to us. Today, I want to share about a few conversations I’ve had…and how they matter, now more than ever.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
King James Bible
We often say as Christians, “Nothing happens by chance.” Every conversation happens for a reason, though sometimes we can totally blow it. But God has placed us in certain places at certain times for such a time as this. It’s up to us to take those opportunities.
A few years ago, I was on break at the Thresher’s reunion, getting some Italian Ice. I struck up a conversation with the woman helping at the stand, and somehow, I’m not sure, we got to talking about Creation Science. She had a child in school who was facing a lot of pressure from her teachers to embrace evolutionary doctrine, and she refused to back down, bless her. So I was able to help the mom figure out some ways she can give the teachers the answers they want on her tests while making it clear how she believes.
We talked about how evolution is a loud and proud proponent of racism, and I mentioned that it is also the only leg abortion has to stand on. Many people don’t agree with the topic of pro-life, but I’m so glad I spoke up because she had a story to share. Praise the Lord, she didn’t abort her baby, and she thanks God daily for helping her stay strong and raise her little blessing wrought through tragedy.
Another year, a young veteran came into the plantation to talk with us. He told us about his time in Afghanistan and how he was so glad to be back in the states but regrets nothing about serving his Country.
Still another time, a patron asked me why I was happily preserving the History of a racist cause. I kindly was able to tell them I was doing nothing of the sort, that the War Between the States had nothing to do with racism. We had a lovely conversation; they left with a smile on their face and some truths to pass along to their friends.
I still remember a dear black lady coming in and talking with me about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad and how North Carolina was such a big part of helping with the route. We were able to come together as fellow Americans, enjoying History, coming from different angles on the subject, and learn from each other. She knew I loved the Confederacy, but she didn’t care! We had a wonderful time!
Still, another black family toured the plantation and thanked me for preserving Southern History. “Everyone’s heritage is important; North, South, Black, White, American, and beyond. We all have a right to preserve our History. How else are we to learn from it?” Truer words are rarely spoken on the subject.
Why am I telling you this? Why am I sharing these stories?
Because now, more than ever, we need to hear them. If I was politically correct, I should have told that woman to embrace evolution and that keeping her child had disadvantaged herself and the child. According to the World, I should have told that soldier he had no right to occupy a foreign country and “force” morality on them. When talking to those dear fellow Americans, I should have begged forgiveness for “racism” I never had a part in.
But I didn’t.
Now more than ever, we need to tell the truth. We need to show how anything is possible when you seek to make a difference with compassion and kindness. Kindness goes a long way. I could have rudely told the man that asked me if I was racist that he was stupid for thinking the war was all about slavery. Would that have done any good? No. And just because he was confused doesn’t make him stupid. It’s not his fault that people he should be able to trust lied to him.
Now more than ever, people need to see that we don’t have to be mean just because we don’t agree. Now more than ever, we need to understand that just because we come from different ethnic backgrounds doesn’t mean we have to fight (and that more often than not, we don’t fight. That just doesn’t get headlines.) Now more than ever, we need to support our military and our Police Force. They are not the enemy. They are the heroes. A bad apple is an exception, not the rule, just like in any other honorable profession.
Now more than ever, we need to remember where we came from and the price that was paid for us to be where we are today, a free people. Do you know who James Armistead is? How about Desmond Doss? Are you familiar with Charlie Colson? George Washington Carver? Pvt. Sam Davis? Chris Kyle? Cesar Rodney? Sybil Ludington? Cotton Mather? Phyliss Wheatly? D. L. Moody? The Tuskegee Airmen? Weary Clyburn? True heroes of freedom and faith, most of them. If you don’t know these names, I encourage you to look them up.
But most importantly, we need to share the good news of the Gospel with those around us. Regardless of race, religion, nationality, age, or gender, everyone deserves a chance to hear about Jesus. Share His unbounded Love! His marvelous Grace! His unending Forgiveness! Tell them how He gave His life so that everyone could be saved and live with Him in Heaven! Tell them the Truth! Give them hope! Share it with Boldness! Reflame your vision for the Lost! Fight for their souls! Be the voice of reason in the cacophony of misplaced emotion. Shine your light for Christ!
Have a Blessed Day!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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