Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Men, Love Your Wives

Run With It

In America, today is a day we traditionally celebrate our human fathers. The day is referred to as “Father’s Day,” so I am going to focus more today on the role of the husband and father than I am on the role of the wife and mother. And actually that is appropriate because the man is to be the head of the household and the one who leads his family spiritually (if he is a Christian), and so he should be the one to set the tone for what happens in the home, although I realize he can’t entirely control all that goes on.

Now let me say this. My human father, although he claimed to be a Christian, and although he made sure we were “in church” every time the doors were open, was a bully and an abuser who took advantage of all who were weaker than him…

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The Diotrephes syndrome.

Are we there yet?

A Call To The Remnant

The name Diotrephes means “nourished by Jupiter.” Jupiter was the Roman God, the most important of all their gods and was worshiped across the Roman empire. He symbolizes everything Rome was. And the Diotrephes that we meet in 3rd John is a man who loved to have the preeminence. Many believe that the dagger that was struck at the heart of the Church was Constantine, but in reality it was this man as early as the 80s ad. I discovered over my 20 years participation in the system, that fellowship with mere professors was harmful to my own walk and was met, for the most part, by indifference from those who at best, were perpetual babes as opposed to sons and daughters. This perpetual state of infancy( and I’m being generous) is perpetuated by the very system itself. Clergy/laity divide is the main symptom of the Diotrophes syndrome. Diotrophes replaced…

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Think on these things. Time may be short

Reasoned Cases For Christ

7 mountains

This post was originally written back in 2017 and it is just as relevant today (probably more so) as it was five years ago. For additional information on “Dominionism” please click here.

I’d like to begin this post with a note of urgency. There is a strong delusion rapidly growing within the Christian Church throughout the whole world, right now. Whether you realize it or not, it is here and it is growing at an alarming rate. The Word of God has already warned us that this was going to happen.

The Church, the body of Christ, especially Pastors and teachers, really need to take this very seriously. In fact, all Christians should take this very seriously.


2 Thessalonians 2 
RSV reads as follows:
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly…

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Most important thing in this world.

The Culture Alternative

Compilation of several clips of Voddie Baucham explaining the good news of Jesus. Significant video editing was added to create a unique, educational storyline that is used to frame the video.


We have good news! Want to know how to be saved? Click here and here for more.

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Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts

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I believe that Jesus, God’s anointed King (aka Messiah) is God’s Holy Son.

  • Jesus is God’s Son in that He was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit.
  • Luke 1:35 declares, “The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’”
  • God declared it to be true. God said “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased”

Jesus declared it to be true.

Do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

John 10:36

And again, in Luke 22:70 Jesus makes it clear.

And they all said, “Are You the Son of God, then?” And He said to them, “Yes, I am.”

Jesus is not…

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Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “Did I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?” And Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing beside him on his right hand and on his left; and the Lord said, ‘Who will entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?’ And one said one thing, and another said another. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, saying, ‘I will entice him.’ And the Lord said to him, ‘By what means?’ And he said, ‘I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And he said, ‘You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.’ Now therefore…

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Something to think and pray about

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Increasingly we are hearing stories like this from parents. It is heartbreaking. We need to listen and act to stop the evil lies. Charlie Jacobs is the pen name of a California wife and mother of two teenagers. Until recently, she worked part time in a professional capacity, but is now dedicated to educating other parents about how gender ideology can overtake a child.

My daughter’s story is no longer novel. Stories like it are occurring in your state, your town, and perhaps even on your street. Gender dysphoria — the incongruence between the mind and the body — moves stealthily and quickly to invade girls and boys alike.

But this isn’t a cautionary tale. It’s a warning.

Pretty in Pink

My daughter was an ultrafeminine girl since birth. She insisted that her room be painted pink, and she refused to wear anything but dresses until third grade. She avoided…

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Sick,sick world

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What you will see here may sicken you. You must, however, not turn your head away. This is our government supporting the debauchery. It is evil. We must call it out as such.

Sam Brinton is an MIT graduate who is both a queer activist and a specialist in handling nuclear waste.  And he is the Biden Administration’s latest hire at the Department of Energy as the Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition Deputy. 

What a colorful life Deputy Brinton has. He is a “pup handler” — that is, a gay man who leads other gay men who pretend to be dogs. What’s that all about? Let this profile in Metro Weekly fill you in. This is not for the squeamish.

This is the extreme degradation our current administration supports. I bring this out into the open so we know what we are fighting against. Unless we stop it, it…

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I did not know…did you?

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This is what courage looks like. As people of faith, we need to be “big and bold” for Jesus. This gives us some ideas. Can we walk away from it all to keep our voice for Jesus?

Levi’s brand President Jennifer Sey said on Monday that the company pushed her out because of her public comments against COVID-19 school closures and mask mandates. Sey, 52, made the claims in Bari Weiss’ Substack channel Common Sense, writing she turned down the company’s offer of a $1 million severance package because she didn’t want to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

When I traveled to Moscow in 1986, I brought 10 pairs of Levi’s 501s in my bag. I was a 17-year-old gymnast, the reigning national champion, and I was going to the Soviet Union to compete in the Goodwill Games, a rogue Olympics-level competition orchestrated by CNN founder Ted Turner while the…

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We all have a cactus to hug.

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Have you “hugged the cactus”?

Great article on forgiveness from John Zmirak. John is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”

The speaker was actor Robert Downey, Jr., whom you might know as “Iron Man.” Some 20 years ago, he was more widely known as a “train wreck,” a hopeless drug addict whose addictions could wreck any project he got involved with. How many celebrities who actually kill people go to prison? Downey harmed only himself, but his drug-driven misbehavior was so in-your-face and notorious, that California prosecutors decided to put him away. For more than a year, in a real-life prison, not some rehab hospital with guard dogs.

Finding Sobriety in a Prison Cell

And that experience…

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