Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christmas stories and others

I just finished reading a book that had four (4) Christmas stories in it. Yep! It's March. So who cares? Christmas spirit is supposed to be for year round.
I like Christmas stories becasue they give one such hope. And that hope often helps to build faith, especially when miracles happen. If your hope doesn't materialize, then either you doubted in your heart or God had a better plan.

I also like Christian stories of different kinds, especially those which make you think. You can usually learn something from them. I also usually learn something about myself. I strive to be ever closer to Jesus day by day. For me, in anything, it's either all or nothing. I give it all and that is true for anything I put my hand to.

There are people who will say differently, but they're just naysayers. What they think is their business, but until they look inside my heart, they know nothing about me. Only God can rightly and justly judge a person.

May God bless and keep you all.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Back to square one, or two, or three...

Where do I go from here? Where is 'here' might be an even better question to be answered first. 'Here' is where I am today. I will continue to study the Bible and Theology, as well as for the A+ certification. I still have all the books I ordered, and there is a wonderful, free, Bible program called WORDsearch Basic. There are many free books as well as various translations of the Bible, although I personally prefer the KJV. There are plenty of videos, such as those by Chuck Missler among others, that teach the Bible, both from scientific and theological views.

I have always been fascinated by the Bible, and the many mysteries it holds. I have also always been interested in computers (among other things) and how they work. I have been involved with computers since 1989 when I first signed up for a basic programming course and ended up with GW-Basic. Soon, I moved to tinkering with fixing things when there wasn't anyone else to call upon and I also started stretching my wings to learn other languages, such as C and then C++.
Unfortunately, I moved back to WV, where some people, being the idiots they were/are, think women couldn't possibly be involved with computers and programming. After all, that's a man's forte. I have family who call me whenever they or their kids have computer problems. As a matter of a fact, I had one case where one of my grandsons accidentally ended up on a website and had the FBI ransomeware installed on his RCA tablet. By phone, with my daughter and her older son doing the physical work, I walked them through getting rid of that garbage. I had to search for the manual for the tablet, but I found it, thanks to Google. Yay!

Therefore, I will also start studying the material and taking tests to get myself back to par so that I can pass the 801and the 802 test. It almost feels as if I'm starting over again, but that is because I have been working mostly with laptops and/or tablets since that is what we all have. They are such fascinating things, aren't they?

On another, let's talk about scams. Especially those who prey on lonely, vulnerable people. I know someone who caught up in this type of scam. Personally i wish the person of the other end would just either drop dead, or get caught with enough evidence that they would go to jail without bail and have to stay in jail for a very long time. Frankly, I fail to see why the NSA, FBI or other acronym (no insult intended) can't put a stop to these scams. People lose a lot things; money, self-respect, they keep on hoping this person who claims to be a soul mate and who claims to love you so much, will hurry up and 'come home.' Look people, it ain't happening. They are after one thing, and one thing only. Money. Here's a link to tell you more about it. I wish people would just wake up, and look for red flags that what they are looking at is a scam.

I guess that's enough for now. Especially since I don't post on here much and haven't for a long time. Maybe I'll get back into it if I have time.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

February's storm side view at home
February's snow fall looking toward River Dr.
February's snowstorm




This pic was taken while standing on our porch. This is the flood on Main St and Broadway.
This pic was taken this this morning, March 5, 2015



These photos were taken during February and March snowstorms, except the one of the flood. It was taken the same day as the last two pics, yesterday, March 4th, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I  was in the mood to watch a movie or two and take a break from everything. I watched "Angels in the Outfield" at this link. Then I wanted to watch an angel movie. I found "The Christmas Angel", at this link.
I know this is February, and that Christmas has already passed. So what? If it's the Spirit of Christmas we're supposed to honor anyway, why not have the Christmas Spirit all year? Hence me watching the movie. It is a really sweet movie. I think you'll enjoy it.

On a separate note, I'm thinking of getting my A+ certification and also the Security+ certification. Both are through CompTIA. I get calls from family members, and occasionally if I'm talking to a friend they will ask my opinion about how to resolve a computer problem. I've been involved with computers for 20+ years, since 1989. Maybe it's time to get my certs and make some money doing something I really love doing. Also I write articles and I have an Associate's in Web Design, although the course was for Web Design and Development. I didn't quite pick up on the Development part very well. So I'm doing what I do best, teaching myself with books.

I actually started to learn to program back in '89; I wasn't very good at writing code, but I could take the examples that came with Quick C and really make it rock. I did the same thing with QBasic, although the first programming I started to learn in was GW Basic.  I then started gravitating to C, and could actually write a program, and even told a couple of guys the entire code to make a short program that kinda went beyond 'Hello World". I then had to write it down, because he wouldn't have been able to remember all the lines; his words, not mine. There were probably 10-15 lines. Then in '98, I moved back to WV and most of the people I ran into either didn't code or were of the opinion that women didn't know how to code. Unfortunately, I forgot most of what I had learned since I had no support system. I hope to change all that with learning to program.

I have been so depressed, oppressed and feeling hopeless for the last couple of years. Since my mom died and as usual I was left to clean up the mess. I'm sure most people wouldn't agree with that assessment, but since I'm the one who knows, it really doesn't matter. Also there's the fact that I've had a lot of demonic activity which I've been slowly getting rid of. Yes, I'm a Christian. I just got to the point that there just wasn't much that seemed to matter. I mean there is a lot that does matter, but sometimes it just feels that way. In case you're thinking that I'm having a nice little pity party, I'm not. I don't really care if that's what anyone thinks or not. What you think is your business.
"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:4
I know that it's easy living here in KY when I want to be up North, closer to my daughters and grand children. It seems like every avenue that I was trying to utilize to get there was being barred little by little. Of course, you could argue the point that perhaps it was God, the Great Creator that was hedging me in to keep me here. You might even be right, but I don't think so. 

I've had a couple of dreams about giving up, which I refuse to do. In the first one:
 
"Now, when you get called to the office, you just know you’re in trouble. I dreamed that I was escorted to an office and given a seat. To my left was a very nice desk. The man, who was nice looking (but perhaps not so nice) had a chair placed so that he sat across from me, and the desk was to my left and in front of me. There wasn’t anything between us, so it was if I were to be made to feel comfortable.
I don’t know who he was, but I felt that I should not respond to anything he said.
Here is the conversation we had, which was all one sided:
“Since my father isn’t around anymore, it’s now up to me to figure out what to do with you.”
“What we can’t figure out is why you haven’t given up after all we’ve done to you.”
I had no idea what he was talking about, nor even who he was, but felt that I needed to keep my mouth shut. You don’t want to give unnecessary information to the enemy, Since I didn’t know him, and based on what he said, I figured he was the enemy."

Here is the second one:

"I was walking a dog in the snow, and was on my way back to the house when a man (angelic being?) came running up to me, took hold of my arms and said to me, “If you give up, I’ll kill you!”"

I know I've been hampered by the Python spirit for the last few years, among others; although I didn't know that's what it was for the longest time. One night I was awakened by a furious roar. I knew it was a demon, and I knew it was furious because it couldn't get to me. Thank God the Father for his mercy, his kindness and his protection. 

How does all this tie in together? I ask the Father what I'm supposed to do and shortly after that I received a call about the A+ certification. Perhaps things will come together for me to do what I'm supposed to do now. We'll see. Thanks for reading. YOu're welcome to comment.



Monday, January 5, 2015

Psalm 23 – I Will Fear No Evil WallpaperPsalm 23 – I Will Fear No Evil Wallpaper

When you are beset by evil, you can either give in and give up, or start kickin' butt, have no mercy and take no prisoners! Read your Bible!

Mark 16:14-20King James Version (KJV)

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
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I have a few things to say about these verses. First of all, "Tempt not the Lord thy GOD" Matthew 4:7
So, do not drink poisonous things nor play with snakes. Second, I believe we are do do as Jesus did and 'set the captives free', which includes rebuking and casting out demons and laying on of hands for deliverance and healing. Many of our illnesses may be caused by evil spirits. Always, cease not praying. I sometimes go to sleep in the midst of praying and when I wake up the next morning, I'm still praying. I find this to be cool. I am glad I do. 
We are to set ourselves apart from the world, and also to draw closer to our Lord Jesus.
God bless and keep you,

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Nina Slone has worked at many types of jobs; currently she is editing books and writing articles as well as writing reviews for O'Reilly's Blogger Review Program. She likes to paint, draw and sketch. Her favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. She loves modern or smooth jazz and many other genres of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. She loves the mountains as well as the ocean. She also believes that we are all connected, and have a Divine Spirit in each of us.

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