He’s Making Diamonds: Blog Tour; An Interview

Truthfully I should have written this up ages ago and put it on scheduled, but I haven’t been feeling like doing anything on my blog. I think about posting then I think “no, not right now” I’m really close to my two hundredth post and I don’t know what I want to do about it. So enough bad excuses. Alright so you may have noticed the

Here is my interview with Hailey Hudson

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Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
I’m 21 years old, I live in an apartment in Atlanta with my cat, and I’m a full-time freelance writer and content marketer. I enjoy participating in dance and theatre in my spare time as I’m able, and I live with multiple chronic illnesses. 
Representation in superhero movies. What would you like to see?
I think all movies and books could benefit from increased (respectful and accurate) representation of chronic illnesses and other disabilities. 
Well, I need to get to writing.
Do you have an aspect of your health that you find fun/amusing to share with people? If so can you tell me about it?
Unfortunately, my health issues are not very amusing!
I’m really sorry to hear that. I try to find some amusing detail in everything.
What Bible passage has inspired you recently?
Recently I have been inspired by the words of Jesus in John chapter 11, “Your sickness will not end in death.” Over the course of the last several months as I have been getting sicker, the Lord has been revealing the purpose behind the pain to me and it is so beautiful.
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Alright, so you may have noticed the slight oddness of the questions. It’s because there was a mix up and these questions were more tailored to someone else’s response to the first question.
I hope you enjoyed.  And Hailey, if you read this, about the last question, I’ve finally figured out how better to word it without stumbling all over myself. In your mind what is the most important thing for me to remember about your illness and what should I pray most for?
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While Memorising: Psalm 2; part 1

Psalm 2 King James Version (KJV)

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Read it. Read it again. Read it a third time to figure out where who the speaker is and where quotation marks should be.

This has been bothering me for a couple of months now, so I thought I had better start writing about it before we finished memorizing it.

Why I Don’t Miss Christmas

I don’t know how aware my readers are about what I believe. Either way, I should say that for the past ten years or so we haven’t celebrated Christmas.

Growing up I always knew that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. But none of us cared. Until Dad came across a website that was really well put together. It said that Jesus was just another sun god.

Yeah.

Dad reassured himself that the Bible is True, then mused to himself that our family wouldn’t be celebrating Christmas anymore. He mused out loud and Mom and A heard him and disagreed. Dad explained that one of the more common arguments for Jesus being a sun god was that his birthday was celebrated the same day as a number of sun gods.

So we didn’t celebrate Christmas that year.

Over the next year we more and more began to find out about the feasts in the Bible and celebrate them.

Which leads me to the reasons I don’t miss Christmas.

  1. It’s already over. After months of being excited and stressed over the day. It’s gone. just one day, two if you count Chrismas Eve, three if you  stretch it to Boxing Day. Biblical feasts, they can last up to eight days. That is more like a party.
  2. It’s so stressful. You have to make fancy foods. You can’t miss out on the parties. Gifts must be gotten for everyone. Concerts attended. Cards have to be sent out.
  3. It’s Not Biblical. As I mentioned in the long history I wrote, Christmas isn’t Biblical and I try to live my life as God Honoring as possible.

So there you have it. Part of me when I see the pretty lights and the gifts goes, “Oh, I want that, I miss that.” But a larger part of me is going, “No, I don’t.” Next year I think I’ll mostly quit social media come December, because I just feel to sad as I look at these things.

 

Busyness and Peace

Lately, I’ve been super busy. I have three steady jobs, writing, and sewing that I want to do on top of a number of other things, including research.

Some days I just feel exhausted. Some days breakfast hasn’t even started before I’m ready to go back to bed.

Other days are great until something goes wrong.

And some days are just perfect.

I think it depends on how much I pay attention to the Bible the day before, not how much I sleep.

In my family, there are many opportunities to pay attention. Memory Work, Family Bible Reading, and Personal Quiet Time. But after a long day, it is easy to ignore the after dinner reading. A sleepless night makes saying completely by rote a memory verse simple. And running behind often cuts into personal quiet time.

How do you deal with it? How do you make your mind focus on what it should when it wants to wander off into nothing?

I guess if I knew that I could make a lot of money.

 

The Sabbath

Our family does something the extended family finds very controversial.

We rest on the Seventh Day.

Don’t we know that we shouldn’t do that because the New Testament made it so we should worship on the First Day.

Did you notice what happened?

All of the sudden we stopped talking about self care, and started limiting worship. Who decided this should happen and why.

So often when people talk about resting on the Sabbath, the conversation shifts from resting to worship. You can and should worship everyday. But the Bible is clear, rest on the Seventh day.

“Oh,” you may say, “I don’t know when that is, history has lost that detail.”

Don’t try that. Sunday is the Lord’s Day and the Lord’s Day is the first of the week. Logic then tells us that the day before the First Day is the Seventh. Rest on it.

Actually try it for a couple of months. Rest from Sunset to Sunset.

 

On a totally different subject a friend of mine, Jo, who blogs over at Pananaw is being called to go help her uncle’s mission in the Philippines. She needs $2000.