Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

A Good Life

soulgifts - Telling Tales

Harvard University has conducted a fascinating

longitudinal study over 75 years of men in two very different cohorts –

268 were healthy college sophomores  from the classes of 1939 – 1944

465 were disadvantaged non delinquent inner-city youths from Boston between 1940 – 1945

 The goal of the study was to identify predictors of healthy aging.

The main conclusion is that “warmth of relationships throughout life has the greatest positive impact on ‘life satisfaction'”.

Raili Tanska

The study shows: “Happiness is love. Full stop.”

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More to think about and pray about.

OBJECTIONS OF THOSE WHO JUSTIFY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS ANSWERED! (2019)

Michael Jeshurun

These objections are from a letter written to us in objection to the tract- “The Christian and Christmas’!

OBJECTION NO.1 
Are you saying saved people will end up in hell because they practice Christmas? This is not possible. But, if you are using the word ‘Christian’ to mean the nominal unsaved person who thinks they are Christian, then he will end up in hell anyway, regardless of Christmas.
We expose the darkness of Christmas dear friend not to suggest that a saved Christian will wind up in Hell if he celebrates Christmas, but to provoke and challenge everyone who claims to be Christian to examine himself whether he is truly a Christian. A Christian is not at liberty to take anything and everything and ‘sanctify’ it to the Lord in worship. This is what the ‘Regulative Principle of Worship’…

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Something to think about…something to pray about.

AS A SAVED CHRISTIAN GOD NOW COMMANDS YOU TO REPENT OF OBSERVING PAGAN HOLIDAYS OF CHRISTMAS AND EASTER (2019)

That’s right! It’s that awkward time of the year that I almost wish didn’t come around. The time to tell Christians that the Christmas they’ve been celebrating all along has nothing to do with either the Jesus they worship or the Bible they claim to follow. It’s that time when nominal colors really begin to show, when compromising Christian folk will use all kinds of arguments and sickening excuses to justify their little Christmas idol. But as an iconoclast I have to smash it . . . . even at the cost of losing some ‘friends’ and family! So help me God!

THIS is what sets me apart from your average run of the mill preacher, beloved! I am not here to ‘win friends and influence people’ . . . I…

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Reasoned Cases for Christ

As a scientist who studies the most fundamental particles and forces in the universe, I tend to only accept something as true if it is supported by abundant objective evidence. You might think that a person like me, who wants testable reasons for everything, could never be a Christian since Christianity is based on faith in God. However, real Christian faith as described in the Bible is always based on evidence and is more accurately defined as “trusting God based on the evidence that he is trustworthy.” Since I am an experimental particle physicist who needs facts to back up my beliefs, I have studied many of the objective reasons to believe and trust in God from history, science, philosophy, sociology, and other academic disciplines. Perhaps some of my findings will give you additional tangible reasons to believe in God.

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via The Q Awakening — For Such A Time As This

His thoughts are our thoughts.

Reasoned Cases for Christ

crown-thorns

When it comes down to our final breath, when the curtains close on this existence that we have been given, there are some who will think that it all turns black and we just cease to exist, that our thoughts just totally stop and that for lack of better words, we are no more. I can understand that logic, I just don’t agree with it.

My wife and I have five children and there isn’t one of them, regardless of their differences, that we do not love with all of our hearts. Not one of them is identical, each one of them has different characteristics and beliefs, yet my wife and I love each one of them, irrespective of their differing characteristics and beliefs. Any loving mother or father will know what I mean. Imperfect parents loving imperfect children. It’s just the way that it is.

When we become adolescents…

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Reasoned Cases for Christ

This is a WordPress repost of an excellent article authored by Jon Bloom from desiringgod.org which is both timely and probably one of the best articles that I’ve encountered with regard to understanding instances of evil and despair within the world that are beyond our comprehension. I’m sharing it because not only is it Biblically sound but because the truth it contains is desperately needed.

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“It really doesn’t make sense and feels like it can’t be true.” Another suicide.

The friend that texted me had a good friend, a Christian whose faith by all appearances was authentic and vibrant, who succumbed to an incomprehensible darkness and incommunicable despair — a despair that, at least at the moment of final decision, he didn’t believe he could live with. My friend was reeling, blindsided by a tragedy that defies explanation.

We call it “the problem of evil,” trying to reconcile how…

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