Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Random Bits

"I walk through this sinful world as a 
pilgrim in a foreign country" - CH Spurgeon
I hope you all are enjoying a quiet holiday season. My work was been frantically hectic until somewhere around the 21st of December when everything went quiet. Not a feature was stirring, not even my computer mouse. The Christmas Eve candle light service at the First Congregational Church of the Bereans had some hitches - a lot of hitches as a matter of fact. Our church secretary had a family emergency so she wasn't able to get the programs printed up for the service, or the bulletin for the Christmas morning service together. Our church pianist (and probably the best I've ever heard) also had a family emergency and had to be on the east coast. Our backup musicians all had prior commitments as did the sound-board guru.

So what did we do? Simple - the sanctuary was lit by only two candles, Pastor Paratus prepared a spoken word service and all singing was acapella, Anything that needed to be read (like the words to the carols) were on a very simple PowerPoint that didn't take away from the two simple candles. It was agreed that it was the nicest, most meaningful Christmas Eve ceremony we ever held.

Christmas morning service was shared with the PCUSA church across the street. Their church closed their doors for Christmas so Pastor Paratus invited those of them that wanted to worship on Christmas morning to come on over and bring the cinnamon rolls, which they did. They even brought their pianist along to help in our music shortage. As for the guy who had to do the announcements without a Sunday bulletin... I made something up.

I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues - This means YOU members of the Southern Baptist Convention. This article is incredible, if you read nothing else in the remaining hours of 2016, read this.

China shuns Christianity but dominates the market on U.S. Christmas decorations. Go figure

Go-Go dancers, rapping about Santa Claus, elves, Christmas trees, candy. and magic...It's Christmas Eve at Andy Stanley's goatpen. I can only wonder how many Operation Christmas Child packages could have been sent and filled for what he spent on the lighting on his stage.

Meanwhile Hillsong shows the quiet dignity of Christ's first advent as this video shows

Hillsong NYC Pastorette Esther Houston promotes vulgarity with her F-bomb apparel. That should tell you all you need to know about Hillsong

Hindus violently attack Christians for the sin of singing Christmas carols in a private residence

Meanwhile in North Korea, Kim Jung Un has banned Christmas, in fact they're now required to celebrate his grandmothers birthday

Religion of Peace Update #1 - Something peaceful this time

Religion of Peace Update #2 - Indonesia is prosecuting Christian Governor for blasphemy against the Koran and are demanding a death sentence.

Religion of Peace Update #3 - Daesh wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, via their lord and master in hell.

How theologically corrupt is Paula White? So bad even the Huffington Post notices

Mary Hale was stuck in traffic in an ice storm with a weak heart. Chest pains, blacked out... but there was a church nearby and God used his people

Scientologist (meaning atheist) Charlie Sheen calls on a God he doesn't believe in to kill Donald Trump.

Former Obama administration staffer says that the Obama administration doesn't understand people of faith. Color me shocked 😕

Atheist, Church killing, Gretta Vosper is STILL receiving a paycheck from the United Church of Canada as an " ordained minister" and she's now creating a secular community in Canada. Yeah, that's got to be tough, creating a secular community in a Christian hating country like Canada.

Christians are the most persecuted group on the planet

Bethel Church janitor prays the Holy Spirit manifests itself in an easier to clean up after form. It's got to be true, I saw it on the internet!


  1. This was a very wild round up this week...

  2. Worshiping with apostate PCUSA?!?!??! Horrors!! :)
    Perhaps they learned something.

    Most of the decorations China makes are more for "Clausmas" anyway.

    Hillsong, the goat pen for narcissists.

    Charlie Sheen just demonstrates all that is wrong with Hollywood.

    1. I think the PCUSA folks did, I noticed a few of them in service today

    2. We can only pray they will return and keep returning and shake the dust of the PCUSA off their feet!