Fellowship Friday #6 Have You Met These Christian Bloggers?

Welcome back to Fellowship Friday, a new weekly post on Stand Tall For Christ where I will share 4 Christian Bloggers with you I have met from around the world. It is my hope by doing this you will discover some of the amazing men and women doing the Lord’s work and spend time in fellowship with them. I want to encourage you to visit their blogs, follow their blogs, comment on their blogs, share their blogs and ultimately grow spiritually from the time you spend with them.

Here are this week’s bloggers:

Vanessa Samuel

Vanessa Samuel: “I love Jesus and want to live for Him, but I am flawed and make many mistakes. So many mistakes. But He is faithful and just, and will forgive me, when I confess it to Him. He’s working on getting me to obey right away. Our goal for our family is to become more like Him, and we can’t do it ourselves. We are learning about Him by studying Him and His word, by being involved with other godly people who help us along the way, and by worshipping with believers on a consistent basis.

Wintery Knight

Wintery Knight: “For now, I prefer to keep anonymous, although I may add additional details to this page later. My political views are a mixture of conservative and libertarian. I believe in free market capitalism and liberty, and especially in religious liberty.  I favor a strong defense abroad, “peace through strength”, as Reagan would have it. Theologically, I am a conservative evangelical Protestant Christian. I favor the old-earth (14 billion-year universe) perspective, and I am a firm supporter of intelligent design. Socially, I am pro-life, pro-chastity, pro-abstinence and pro-traditional-marriage.”

Christian Poetry by Deborah Ann

CHRISTian Poetry ~ By Deborah Ann: “I was born into the family of God when I was eleven years old and have rededicated my life almost every day since. I believe my walk with the Lord, is step-by-step, hour-by-hour, and sometimes minute-by-minute. Thank you for reading my poetry. I pray God will use it to speak to those who are in need of their words and pray that God will bless you and guide you into all of His truths.”

Planted by Living Water

Planted By Living Water: “The one part of my life that I am totally at peace with is my relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  He is the most important part of my life. The only part of this relationship that I would change would be to grow closer to Him and to love Him more and more.  Some people immediately think that I’m talking about religion here, but if they only knew my Best Friend, Jesus Christ, like I have had the privilege of coming to know Him, they would see how wonderful it is to be secure in the Arms of Someone who is always faithful, loving, and kind.”


Thank you for taking the time to check out these Christian authors, all doing Kingdom Work in the name of Jesus… AMEN! Check back here every Friday for another installment of Fellowship Friday with all new bloggers from around the world.

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Want to submit your blog to be featured in a future edition of Fellowship Friday? Or maybe you are familiar with a blog that deserves to get noticed? Send me the information below… I do not promise to feature every site I review… but I sure do love to meet new Christian bloggers..

 

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Podcast Episode #4: Who Is The Real Jesus? And Do We Have Free Will?

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Episode 4 of our weekly podcast is now available, this week I discuss the real Jesus Christ after encountering a “Christian” who denies the resurrection… and answer the question, do we really have free will?

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Do you have a question you would like to have answered in a future podcast? Comment below. We will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Why I Support Donald Trump and Will Vote For Him Again

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I have been meaning to write this article for some time, but have just kept pushing it to the side, mostly to give Trump some more time in office and see how things develop in his Presidency.

There are many people criticizing Christians for supporting and electing Trump so I think it’s important to clearly articulate why I personally support him as our President and why I will vote for him again.

There are two things we have to consider in our President. One – the person that Donald Trump is and two – the job he is doing as President. On the first issue, I am obviously not pleased with certain aspects of Trump’s lifestyle, however I have learned long ago, that when I start to judge someone I try not to forget the man I once used to be. It was only through the saving grace of God that I am a new creation. Additionally I did not vote for Trump to elect a leader of a Church, but to be a leader of our Nation.

Some will argue that Trump calls himself a Christian. He is free to do so, and he will come face to face with God one day to be judged. It is my hope and prayer that he has a relationship with Jesus Christ or comes to know Him before its too late. I cannot control what people label themselves, but I can say unequivocally many of his behaviors run contrary to the teachings of Christ… but then again, so have mine.

The second issue is where I want to make my case, and that is Job Performance. How many Presidents can you remember in office? How many did you live through? How many of them made a mountain of claims during their campaigns, and then how many actually followed through? It always frustrated me that politicians would do or say anything to get elected, and then sit on their hands for 4 years or until the next election cycle then wash and repeat.

Out of nowhere Trump emerged on the scene, and very early on I predicted he would take it all, even when people continually made fun of him and the press lambasted him month after month. During his campaign he made some very lofty and hard to believe promises and it was my assumption the Washington machine would just chew him up and spit him out if he did manage to get elected. In that I was dead wrong.

So let’s take a look at the campaign promises he has kept so far, about 500 days in…

  • Appoint a Conservative Justice to the SCOTUS
  • Keep Gitmo Open
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
  • Cancel the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Save the Carrier plant in Indiana
  • Create a 10% RePatriation Tax
  • Reverse Obama’s 2016 Gun Executive Order
  • Slash Federal Regulations
  • Create a lifetime ban on WH Officials lobbying for Foreign Governments
  • Take the fight to ISIS (Dropping the MOAB)
  • Steel Tariffs on China Imports
  • Lower unemployment
  • Encourage corporations to come back to the U.S.

Here are some campaign promises he is working on currently…

  • Building the southern wall
  • Deporting criminal illegal immigrants
  • Fighting the Opioid crisis
  • Diplomatic talks with North Korea
  • Repealing Obamacare
  • Removing Gun free zones from schools and military bases

These are very impressive lists and even his worst critics who despise everything about him, must acknowledge the progress he’s made. They may not like the direction of that progress, but they cannot deny it.

After Trump gets re-elected (which he will) he will most likely get two more SCOTUS nominations before he leaves office. This will help the conservative movement in America for the next 20 years or more… which is a GREAT thing.

When it comes to job performance one area we need to look at is unemployment, and according to Politifact… Black unemployment and Hispanic unemployment hit historic lows under the Trump administration. Additionally the overall unemployment rate dropped to the lowest point in 18 years.

As for the economy, it may not be the best (and we know Trump loves to be the best) but it certainly has made vast improvements since the recession and continues to gain strength.

The bottom line, is that Making America Great Again seems to be a winning strategy and we need to keep this momentum going.

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Soccer Star Withdrew from National Team Matches because of LGBT Pride Jerseys

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When Jaelene Hinkle withdrew from playing in two international matches for the United States women’s national team last year for “personal reasons,” many speculated that she did so because the team was going to be wearing LGBT pride jerseys. In a recent interview with the 700 Club, she confirmed that this was the reason for her decision.

Source: Scott Slayton – Christian News Headlines


This is the first time I am hearing about this story, as I don’t follow soccer. It is simply unbelievable to me that a sports team would make this decision. Can you imagine the uproar in the media if a team decided to emblazon a Cross on their uniforms? Anyone remember the countless times the sky fell when Christians would take a knee and pray to celebrate a victory? Anyone remember the countless lawsuits filed by atheist organizations?

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Go Packers!

I understand and applaud when teams take to wearing apparel in support of worthy causes, like Breast Cancer awareness for example… but Gay Pride?? REALLY???

You may not have noticed but our Country has been on a steady moral decline for decades… more of a free fall really. But don’t be discouraged… it is my personal opinion that we are living in the end times and that the return of Jesus Christ is imminent.

I know what you may be thinking, people have believed that since Jesus ascended! You are absolutely right, but recently I wrote an article “4 Reasons to Believe the End is Near“, give it a read and let me know what you think.

I am also very curious to read your thoughts on this article, do you think her career in soccer is over?

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Take The 40 Day Porn-Free Challenge

Stand Tall For Christ exists to equip Christians around the world, to help them live a life of Victory in Jesus Christ. A major aspect of this ministry is to help other men (or women) escape the deadly bondage of Pornography. I have written extensively on this subject and invite you to visit the Overcoming Pornography Archives for more.

Today however I want to challenge YOU to accept a very special challenge. Now when I say YOU, I am referring to those who currently watch pornography, even if you don’t think you have a “problem”. If you believe or KNOW you are addicted to Porn, then this challenge is ESPECIALLY for you.

Years ago I was introduced to a company called Covenant Eyes. They provide accountability software that monitors all of my device use and then sends accountability reports to my team every week. I CANNOT express enough how important this software has been on my road to recovery and now on my continued path of victory. You will find links to Covenant Eyes all around this site, because I believe in their products and use their products. This company does have an affiliate program, which I utilize to help offset the costs of running this blog, but I have always recommended this company even before I was an affiliate. Because it works.

Now onto the 40 Day Challenge

If you click this banner, it will take you to the Covenant Eyes page where you can enter your email and join the 40 Day Challenge. Essentially, every day for 40 Days you will receive an email with articles, videos, encouragement and tools to help you stay far away from Porn for the next 40 Days. It doesn’t cost a dime.

My hope and my prayer is that after those 40 Days you will stay on that path for life and experience intimacy with your wife as God designed and intended. If you have any questions, praise reports or prayer requests you can either post them in the comments below or email me directly for privacy: standtallforchrist@gmail.com

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART THAT I REPORT THAT CATHERINE HAS GONE HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD. WHILE SHE IS EXPERIENCING JOY BEYOND OUR GREATEST IMAGINATION IN THE PRESENCE OF JESUS, HER FAMILY NEEDS PRAYERS OF COMFORT AND EMOTIONAL HEALING.

FATHER IN HEAVEN, I WANT TO PRAY A SPECIAL PRAYER OVER THE FAMILY OF CATHERINE COLLINS, THAT THEY MIGHT FIND PEACE AND COMFORT IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. WHILE WE KNOW SHE IS WALKING WITH JESUS RIGHT NOW, IT STILL HURTS OUR HEARTS WHEN OUR LOVED ONES DEPART FOR THE NEXT LIFE.

BE WITH HER FAMILY LORD AND SHOW THEM YOUR GLORY IN THIS TIME OF LOSS AND GRIEF. I LIFT UP THE NAME OF JESUS, I LIFT UP THE NAME OF JESUS.
PROTECT, GUIDE AND COMFORT THEM ON THEIR JOURNEY.

IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.

This Prayer Request comes from fellow Christian Blogger D. Patrick Collins.

Hi Everyone. I have an urgent prayer request. On Friday my dear wife Catherine collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. She was diagnosed as having suffered a brain hemorrhage. The doctors are not hopeful of her recovery but we are confidently believing for an miracle. Please stand with us pressing God for nothing less!

via Urgent Prayer Please — D. Patrick Collins

Will you take a moment right now to pray for Catherine? All of your prayers will be heard and we are asking God to protect and heal Catherine and comfort her family.

 

Philippians 4:6 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

John 15:7 ESV

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

Mark 11:24 ESV

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 ESV

Pray without ceasing;

Romans 8:26 ESV

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Luke 11:9 ESV

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Psalm 34:17 ESV

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Christian Baker’s Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake

The U.S. Supreme Court handed religious liberty advocates a major victory Monday when it sided with a Christian baker who refused to design a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage.

Source: Michael Foust – Christian News Headlines

What a GREAT DAY OF CELEBRATION for Christians in America today!

While many in our Country have been consistently trying to push God out of all public space, and as far from public view as possible… we finally have a Supreme Court ruling that will SLOW down the LGBT Agenda that has been steamrolling its way through our social system in recent years.

This decision will do nothing to stop them, but it will slow them. Make no mistake there are forces right now amassing legal funds and devising legal and political strategies. These forces stand for everything that is contrary to God. Which is why as Christians, we should be politically active… there is a time to pray (which is always) but there is also a time to get off of our butts and VOTE.

Most people don’t vote outside of the big Presidential races, but the midterms are where the real political power is decided. Talk to your Christian friends, ask them if they are voting, or have voted. We have to Stand Tall For Christ in our Country… will you stand with me?

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