Pilgrim’s Progress / Movie and Book

In 1664 John Bunyan was in prison for holding services outside of the Church of England. while in prison he began writing, ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’. This book is one of my favorite christian books that I have read. I have also enjoyed the movies made based on this book. A book written over 400 years ago is still speaking to us today. It has withstood the test of time. In short it is the story of a man named Christian, who goes on a journey. This journey is one we are all on, whether we realize it or not. I can relate to the trials he faces on this journey. I don’t want to go into too much detail because if you have not read it or seen any movie based on it, I do not want to spoil it for you.


Revelation Media has produced the most recent version of the movie and it is also animated so your children will enjoy watching it with you, as I have watched it many times with my grandson and highly recommend it. I have enjoyed every production I have had an opportunity to see.


Here is a link if you would like to purchase a copy. https://www.revelationmedia.com/donate/thepilgrimsprogress/

You can currently watch it on youtube as well as this version with Liam Neeson who plays Christian.

I hope you will take time to check the book out or watch anyone of the movies based on it. There are many things you can learn from it.


A Message To The Church

Overcoming The Times

During this hour of turmoil across the globe, the “Real Church” must properly discern the times. I stress the words “Real Church” because I am well aware that there is a false system at work in the world which masquerades itself as the church, but in truth, it denies Jesus Christ in its principles and practices. Such does not reflect the genuine church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The “Real Church” represents those who have been purchased by the blood of Jesus, called out of darkness, and who through faith in Jesus, operate in new life guided by the Holy Spirit. It is to this church that I am speaking.

In this critical moment, we must fully embrace our Christ- Given Mandate! We have been chosen by our Lord to be the Light of the world! As the Church, we are the representatives of Jesus Christ in the earth.

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Take Ground In Your Battleground


September 20, 2019 by Discerning Dad

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” Romans 8:37 (NIV).

“Where does the time go?” It seems the older you get, the more you think this statement and hear it from others. As a child, time did not seem to move fast enough. As an adult, the days turn to weeks and before you know it, ten years seem to have come and gone. Even on a smaller scale, I may be completely busy but at the end of the week, I have no clue what I actually accomplished.

The Bible gives us warnings about using our time wisely. Ephesians 5:15 (NIV) says, “Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”
How do we use our time wisely as Christians?…

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Alone or Lonely


There are people who are alone but are not lonely. Then there are those of us who can be in a room filled with people who are lonely. We feel isolated and cut off like we are not important and that are presence is not acknowledged. Desperate to feel a connection with another human being. You want to be heard and not merely listened to. Even if you were to stand up in the middle of a crowd and scream you would be ignored. I spend a great deal of time and feel less lonely during those times than when I am around other people. I often feel that anything I have to say will be dismissed so why should I say anything. I feel I often retreat into my own shell and become what you would call a hermit. I often have to force myself to interact with others…

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Isolation Sucks, and yet…

Mitch Teemley

We seem to have hit critical mass. More than any other time during the pandemic people are suffering the effects of isolation: loneliness, depression, anger (domestic violence is up), longing for escape (drug sales are soaring). But if we to choose to, we can do more than just wait out the storm. We can use this time intentionally so that when we finally do come together again, we will have become kinder, more patient, more grateful. May we someday look back and say, “Yes, that was a horrible time, and we’re glad it’s over. But we’re also glad we used it to become better human beings.”

Learn and Grow

  • Reading – Isolation makes the world smaller. Books make it even larger than before!
  • Writing and journaling – Write about the present, yes, but also write down your memories–in detail. Doing so will free you to revisit those times…

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Hope and Enlightenment

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.
{Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 }.

We make a Declaration, Proclamation, Profession, Confession, that this prayer will represent the will of God from heaven to the earth, and from earth to heaven. With the authority given unto us by our Lord Jesus Christ, we exercise that authority with the dominion and power of the Holy Spirit. By the Word of God in Proverbs 18:21 we speak death to every plan, plot, device, tool, weapon, destruction, and anything or everything that opposes the authority and spoken Word Of God. We release The Fearless Four against the enemy (satan) and his kingdom of darkness. Nothing can stand against The Fearless Four. The devil cannot stand against…

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Have You Really Looked At The Cross?



I made this cross a while back. The clay did not bake as it had before. Instead it came out black and cracked. I was going to throw it away but I couldn’t. You see various places decorated with beautifully crafted crosses. Some even dedicate a wall in their home to crosses they have collected. Each one beautifully decorated with jewels, or flowers. Some are painted. They are made from various materials. I have made a few myself as gifts. I had looked at this black and cracked cross and thought it would never be a nice gift. It was not beautiful. I could have painted it but it was not smooth and it was cracked. To be honest when I looked at it, I thought it was ugly.

Then I thought about the day Jesus was nailed to a cross. The cross was not beautiful, they had not sanded…

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April 18, 2020

Many these days are anxious because of the pandemic of Covid19, that is world wide. It is effecting people of all nationalities and classes. Social media has become the main way people are keeping connected. Unless you have a job that is deemed necessary, you are basically grounded. When the stay at home orders were first being issued, one of my first thoughts were about the parallel of Passover and the Exodus. One of the things Moses had told the people to do before Pharaoh would finally release the Hebrews, was that they were to put blood on their doorposts and were to remain inside. The reason for this was to keep their first born alive. For the plague of death of every first born was coming. yet those under the blood would be safe.

Exodus 12:22-23 22 Take a cluster of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin, and brush the top and the two side posts of the doorframe with some of the blood. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23 When the LORD passes through to strike down the Egyptians, He will see the blood on the top and the two sideposts and pass over the door; so He will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

We are all going through a terrible time right now and the treat to life is real, so I understand why so many are afraid. This virus does not care if you are a first born, what your religion is,what color your skin is, or if you are wealthy or poor. Any one of us could get sick from this virus. If we take the necessary precautions we should be okay. Looking at the story of Exodus I do see the reason to have hope. If you are stuck staying home you could very well have cabin fever by now, and are itching to get out. If you have a full house you may want to get away just to find some peace and quiet, if you live alone the desire for company can make you want to leave the safety of your home. As much as I do not like feeling like I have been grounded, I do see the importance of staying home unless I have an important reason to go somewhere.

We need to remember these is temporary and that we will get through this. There is hope. I turn to the Word for this hope and it never lies.


Art by Julie Sheppard

Light at the end of the tunnel is not a train but the Light of Jesus Christ!

7 Words after Jesus’ Resurrection

Karina's Thought

HE IS RISEN-Karina's Thought

For us as Christians, The resurrection of Jesus Christ has a very deep meaning. It is a greatest gift in the human history. This time I tried to depict the meaning of Jesus’ resurrection from another side. I and my husband focused our attention to the seven words after He was raised. However, need to know that this post is not a Bible study or commentary. This posts just our thought. So later on when read this post you may found any mistake or miss interpretation, please feel free to give us comment, suggestion or critic. This post is based on John 20: 15-29. We are not saying that these are first saying but I prefer called it as seven important words after the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

First words: “Woman” He said “Why you crying?” (John 20:15)

We spent much time to ponder this word. Crying! In life, crying…

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