Personal stuff

Saturday, January 27, 2007
Tonight I was watching Fox News and they had a story on that made me want to cry. An atheist set up a video site (blaspheme challenge) where teenagers, who are “programmed and beaten down by their Christian parents” can go and blaspheme God. He even offers prizes for this action on the kids parts. His theory is that being forced into Christian environments is oppressive to kids and this is a way to fight against the oppression. But this atheist doesn’t see that he too is doing the same kind of programming with his agenda. But these are kids who do not realize what they are doing when they make these statements against God. Bill O’Reilly said he was sickened by the site, and that the kids were spewing out hatred and frightening thoughts. He pointed out, to this atheist, that Christians do a great many good things and what would the atheist replace the Christian values with. The atheist countered that atheists also do good things. I hope that this site gets shut down by powers that be, because this serves no good purpose, but only rouses hate.

But what atheists do not do is offer anything beyond this limited lifespan on earth. Someone once said they saw an atheist’s gravestone with the words, “All dressed up and no place to go.” It seems to be a game with these people, how to completely oppress Christians, claiming that it is in the interests of free speech and tolerance. Yet the very things they say they are fighting for, they are denying Christians – namely free speech and tolerance of Christian values and beliefs. I can think of far worse things that kids are indoctrinated in today than the ten commandments and beatitudes. Every day I see signs of the times, showing me that lawlessness is abounding, and the end times are near.

Pray for our kids that they do not get drawn into such nonsense, that they hold onto their values, that they seek God, and find safety in His arms in the midst of all the craziness they are surrounded with.

Praying your Sunday is blessed. I will try to type out Bible study stuff, but right now my oldest is filling out financial aid forms on the internet, and I am very restricted in my time here on Xanga.

Heather.

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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