Deep Thought: Does it matter if your part of another “ethnicity or race”?

While at #StandingRock I encountered some people sharing about some “racism” they encountered. I then share my ethnic background story. I’m Filipino-American, but there is more information behind that doesn’t really matter. Unfortunately, for some people, that information matters. What is “race”?

One lady that was “opening-up” to me during my chat at one of the camps told me she was part “native”. She kind of sadly shared that people see her outside appearance and just see “White” and automatically “pre-judge” her (e.g. prejudice). I wasn’t surprise of her story as I see similar stories like this in our everyday world.

American Indian and white, but not ‘multiracial’ By D’Vera Cohn7 comments Fact Tank – Our Lives in Numbers
June 11, 2015 pewresearch.org
“…Yet the same survey shows that many of these multiracial American Indian adults have few connections with Native Americans. For example, among biracial adults who are white and American Indian, only 22% say they have a lot in common with American Indians; 61% say they have a lot in common with whites. And only 19% say they have had a lot of contact with their relatives who are American Indian.

In addition, biracial adults who are white and American Indian are among the least likely of mixed-race adults to consider themselves multiracial (only 25% do). They are among the most likely to say their multiracial background has been neither an advantage nor a disadvantage; 82% say it has not made a difference…”

I remember growing up, race wasn’t an issue in my elementary school years. It didn’t become an “issue” until my junior high/middle school years. I remember a “Caucasian” friend asked me what side will I choose during some “racial” tensions between “blacks” and “whites”.

Then in high school, I joined the “Asian Club” to hangout with friends and to add to my resume for “extra curricular activities” (looks good on college application). I remember one peer made a remark that I’ll never forget still-“You don’t even look Asian” (e.g. my eyes weren’t “slanted” enough and too big).

Veterans

Veteran’s Perception about Standing Rock Camp , from youtube.com

Others:

What’s it like being “multiculturally” (racially, ethnicity, nationality, etc.) diversed…identity? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com/

White Supremacist Finds Out His Ancestors Were Black (VIDEO)

-Bible
(Deep thought? Where did all these cultures come from? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com)

There is Only One “Race” – The Human Race Acts 17:24-26 bible.ca
“…Racism 1 “What race are you?” How do you answer this question? We have been conditioned to answer, “Caucasian,” or “African American,” “Hispanic,” “Asian,” etc. Many think in terms of skin color, “White,” “Black,” etc.

As far as the Bible is concerned, there are many nationalities, but there is only ONE RACE! Therefore, why not answer: “The Human Race?”

Speaking to those in ancient Athens, the apostle Paul reminds us, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that God made every nation of men from “one blood.”

“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings…” (Acts 17:24-26). ..”

-Celebrities

20 Multiracial Celebrities (Some May Surprise You!) styleblazer.com
10 surprising multicultural celebrities<
By on May 5, 2014 with 6 Comments styleblazer.com
13 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Biracial
July 9, 2014 | By Julia Austin madamenoire.com

Finishing Story

Well, I felt bad for this lady sharing that she’s been discriminated because she looks “white” and is part “native”. I told here that I’ve been mistakenly called a bunch of different races. She told me I look “native” and I told here that I’ve been called many different races depending on my hairstyle. I told her that my great-grandfather is Spanish and they are known as the “colonizers” of the Philippines and many other countries (e.g. conquers of “natives” in the Americas), so I feel bad too! However, we shouldn’t feel bad because of our past history. She told me that we should at least “do something” to make peace or reconciliation of our “past mistakes”.

After this response, I then reflected that Jesus did this on the cross for our “past sins”. The first step as as Christian is just asking God for forgiveness of our sins and past sins of our ancestors. Then we can ask God ourselves what we can do as individuals. I think that is the reason for the many Veterans that came (see blog above).

Any thoughts, stories, person experiences, etc..?
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Deep Thought: What are considered “idols”?

Samson Deliliah-What Idols need to be destoryed in your life?

*see Movie Reflection: “Samson” goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

What’s in your Home?

The Occult In Your Livingroom, by Stephen Dollins (1/2)
https://youtu.be/9dfCOaFgILw
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Published on May 30, 2017
Supposedly Ex-Satanic High Priest Stephen Dollins shows everyday occultism in our lives.

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People & Blogs”

Cartoons

Beware:Cartoons That Could Send Your Child To HELL!! – YouTube

Pokemon are EVIL – YouTube

Games

-Charlie Charlie
*see Deep Thought: Does “curiosity” really “kill the cat”? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Children hospitalised with mass hysteria, ‘mysterious bruises’ and a ‘Mexican demon’: How a video in the Dominican Republic spawned the ‘satanic’ Charlie Charlie game sending teenagers into a panic across the world By Alasdair Baverstock for MailOnline Published: 10:10 EST, 9 June 2015 | Updated: 08:11 EST, 10 June 2015 dailymail.co.uk
“..The cause? They had been trying to summon a ‘Mexican demon’ with two pencils balanced on a piece of paper, like a modern version of the ouija board.

In fact the spirit-summoning game known as ‘Charlie Charlie’ or the CharlieCharlieChallenge has since blazed a trail across the internet in recent days.

It went viral after one video surfaced in the Dominican Republic where it was taken probably a little too seriously by parents,
..”

Demons!! The REAL DANGERS of “Charlie, Charlie” (R$E) – YouTube

-Computer

WARNING: How Demons Can Enter You Through Computer Games …

-Fantasy Role-Playing

=>Dungeons & Dragons

Teen Questions about “Dungeons and Dragons” focusonthefamily.com
“..On one level, “D & D” is about strategy and mathematical skill, and there are players whose interest would remain strong even if its mystical and magical elements were replaced with other kinds of imagery. That doesn’t change the fact the game includes occultic elements. Some former players have said that “D & D” brought them into contact with demonic activity. Such claims need to be taken very seriously….”
Should a Christian Play
Dungeons & Dragons?
by William Schnoebelen books by Schnoebelen chick.com
“..For example, someone might have a problem with an addiction (from a purely psychological perspective). The counselor might suggest that the addict role-play what might happen if a friend offers him a drug. This is done several times in several ways until the addict begins to develop refusal skills. The same could be done for people with anger problems or anxiety issues. The point to remember is that role-playing is a major and effective way to teach people new ways of thinking and acting. ..”

Is Dungeon and Dragons Evil? *60 Minutes 1985 special … – YouTube

-Video

10 Dangerous Video Games Your Teen Might be Playing
Debbie McDaniel Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer 2014 26 Aug crosswalk.com
“.. Ten Dangerous Video Games for Teens:

Grand Theft Auto V..”

“Holidays”

-Christmas
*see Now You Know: Various Christmas Symbolism goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Pagan Christianity: Christmas tree a phalic symbol for Baal … –

Religious Icons

Deep Thought Vlog: Thailand Cave Rescue
https://youtu.be/CRWnC8nyPno
*see Global Country Spotlight: Thailand in Southeast Asia goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

If one is “Christian” and has these objects..

Amulet Carvings
What does God say about people who use amulets? bibleinfo.com
“..Amulets are magic charms worn by people to protect themselves from negative energies, evil and injury, and also to bring good luck. Together with other kinds of talismans, amulets are becoming very popular today. They are usually crystals, Celtic crosses, or other mystical jewelry worn as a pendant on a necklace or bracelet or hung on a chain dangling from the rear view mirror of automobiles. These so-called “sacred stones” and other engraved talisman are believed to have mystical powers, which supposedly bring personal protection, success, and prosperity. They are often regarded as transmitters of healing energies and positive vibrations that are thought to promote feelings of peace and tranquility. From archaeological evidence, we know that amulets were very common in the ancient cultures of the Bible lands, especially among pagan peoples..”

….are they “idols” too even though they “follow” Jesus?

21 Important Bible Verses About Graven Images biblereasons.com

Breaking Generational Curses
Posted on August 19, 2011 by The Still Man thestillman.com
“..If the Bible is true, then everyone who dies goes immediately to his reward, be it Heaven or Hell. Therefore, anyone who claims to communicate with dead people is actually communicating with demons.

There are many religions that practice necromancy. Roman Catholicism is probably the best known. Roman Catholics pray to the Virgin Mary and also to dead saints. The Virgin Mary of Roman Catholicism is not the mother of Jesus Christ, but an ancient goddess. However, because they believe they are praying to Mary, who is dead, Roman Catholics are actually communicating with demons. This means that Roman Catholics are practicing witchcraft. They are earning themselves a generational curse.

Moreover, because prayer is a form of worship, Roman Catholics are worshipping demons. In fact, according to Strong’s Concordance of the Bible, necromancy is a form of worship. (See Strong’s #1875 and 4161.)..”

Catholic idolatry…Please pray


“Published on Sep 2, 2015

ആത്മാവിലും സത്യത്തിലും ദൈവത്തെ ആരാധിക്കുന്ന ദൈവമക്കളെ, പപ്പാമതക്കാര്‍ രക്ഷിക്കപ്പെടാന്‍ വേണ്ടി പ്രാര്തിക്കുമോ?കത്തോലിക്കാ സഹോദരങ്ങള്‍ സ്വരൂപവണക്കം എന്ന് പേരിട്ടിരിക്കുന്ന വിഗ്രഹാരാധന നടത്തുമ്പോള്‍ സംഭവിച്ചത്. ISAIAH 30.21 ‘ THEN YOU WILL DEFILE YOUR IDOLS OVERLAID WITH SILVER AND YOUR IMAGES COVERED WITH GOLD; AND YOU WILL THROW THEM AWAY LIKE A MENSTRUAL CLOTH AND SAY TO THEM, “AWAY WITH YOU!””

Pastor Gino Jennings breaks the Virgin Mary statue, idolatry !

IDOLS AND IDOLATRY AND HOUSECLEANING demonbuster.com
“..
“Housecleaning” is what we call getting rid of anything in your home that may cause you demonic problems. Look through your home as you pray and the Lord will let you know what items need to be destroyed that have become an idol to you. Any type of collection – dolls (roots come from voodoo), owls and frogs (abominations to the Lord, as stated in the Bible), unicorns (lust and financial problems), etc. You may have only one or two of these items, but they are just as deadly as a collection. We have read and heard countless testimonies of what these items can do. Dolls levitate, walk and talk; owls caused cancer and when destroyed the person was totally healed. Please pray and seek the Lord regarding which items you must destroy. With pictures of movie stars you form a soul tie. One example is of a woman who came to us for DELIVERANCE from men and drugs. As I was praying for her the Lord impressed that the picture of Marilyn Monroe that was hanging above her bed was part of the problem. Marilyn Monroe had trouble with men and drugs and she died because of it.

..You do not have to worship any item for it to be idolatry. Just having these things in your home give demons legal right to be in your home.

Deuteronomy 7:25 “The graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. 26) Neither shall you bring an abomination (an idol) into your house, lest you become an accursed thing like it; but you shall utterly detest and abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.”

Do lots of research on items that you are not sure about. You may find that their origin is rooted in idolatry…

Things to remove from our homes and churches – Ministry of Truth
shoutingfromtherooftop.com
“..
This is reinforced and proven through all of their pagan and idolatrous … Biblical names the origin behind religious images and icons is still pagan – it is still …. BUDDHA STATUES AND PICTURES (some Buddha statues even have rosary beads … surely use an image/idol of one as a spiritual doorway into a person’s home!..”

As stated above, pray and ask the Lord what you need to destroy. The word of God says that he who seeks shall find.

HOUSE DELIVERANCE: After these things have been destroyed then break curses over you and your family and cast the demons out of your house; also anoint your house.

PERSONAL DELIVERANCE: Confess, repent and ask forgiveness for the iniquity of idolatry for you, your ancestors, spouse, former spouses, former sex partners and their ancestors. Break the curses and cast OUT demons (of yourself) having to do with idolatry….

AUTOGRAPHS

As I watch news programs about a famous author or person being available to sign books, etc., you see long lines of people lined up for this once in a lifetime event. At the Jackson, Mississippi zoo in March, a Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback was there to sign autographs. 5,200 people showed up, and it was the biggest turnout in zoo history for a celebrity. Have you done this? Do you still have something that you treasure with an autograph? What would you feel if someone stole it or it got destroyed? You may need some DELIVERANCE in this area. It could be an idol…

-Sports

Christian Idolatry and worldly ways. Wake Up!!!!!!

Let That Idol Go! Episode 1 | Bible Study DVD Video


“Published on May 10, 2012

http://www.unlockingthebible.org/let-&#8230;

Do you serve in ministry, run a business or have a family? They are all gifts from God but can easily turn into a god if you are not careful.

Join Pastor and author Colin Smith as he sits down with a former CEO and a stay-at-home mom for seven discussions on idolatry and how it can subtly invade our work, our family and even our ministry.

Using the biblical story of Jonah as the backdrop for each session, the group explores the landscape, the hurdles, and the rewards of letting go of the idols in our lives.
..”

Sal: After updating this blog and “cleaning-up” my house of “idols”. I started to see “more blessings” come in my life. May this be a testimony to encourage you to seek God and ask Him-“what do I need to clean-up in my life”. See it as a “Spring-cleaning” season for you in your spiritual walk with Him. Continue to grow in your personal relationship with your Heavenly Father, who is a “holy” God!

Modern Sports & Idolatry – YouTube

Sensus Fidelium
Published on Jul 23, 2014
Our stadiums are called cathedrals by many & sports is a religion to most in our world. How has this come to be? Father speaks on the soccer violence & how sports has become an idol to most today. For more please visit http://www.audiosancto.org & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest


=>Fans Getting A “little” Overboard?

Anthony Kiedis inserted himself and his middle finger into the Rockets-Lakers brawl Ben RohrbachYahoo SportsOct 22, 2018, 10:43 AM sports.yahoo.com

Misc

Idolatry

Sensus Fidelium
Published on Nov 7, 2015
What are some sins of idolatry in our times? Santa Muerte, yoga, tarot cards, palm reading, reki, Ouija boards, witchcraft, superstition, sports, tv, etc. What is our purpose on the earth? To be saints or to do something else? For more please visit http://www.audiosancto.org & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest

Baal in various forms

Baal is Back! Demons in the Deep State

References:

=>Gothard Tunnel Ceremony

World’s longest and deepest train tunnel opens in … – YouTube

euronews (in English)
Published on Jun 1, 2016
The world’s longest and deepest train tunnel has opened.

Switzerland’s Gothard tunnel is part of a high-speed rail network that will eventually stretch from the Italian city of Genoa in the south of Europe up through Germany as as far as the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

Opening Ceremony of the Switzerland Gotthard Tunnel – YouTube

HB BH
Published on Jun 1, 2016
The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland on 1 Jun 2016, after almost two decades of construction work.

Bizarre ceremony opens world’s longest tunnel – YouTube

=>Baal

ISIS Destroys Palmyra Temple in Syria – YouTube

The Temple of Baal New York on September 19, 2016 – YouTube

SATANIC BAAL WORSHIP MAKING A COMEBACK

Satanic baal worship is still going on – YouTube

-Baphomet Statue in Oklahoma

The Satanic Temple is Bringing Baphomet Monument to … – YouTube

Man: “Satan told me ‘Destroy and Piss’ on 10 Commandments” VIDEO …

God Save America Again documentary (Full) Crusade to … – YouTube

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Sexual-Gender Identity?

I decided to write to this blog on this particular topic after many talks with transvestites. I was always curious how one became one and found some similar backgrounds. I met an individual that told me he lived with a single mom. Her mother wished she had a daughter and never got one, so she would dressed him as a girl all the time. This repeated occurrence just gave him that identity desire to be a girl. There are other stories, but will tell them later as time comes, so stay tune…

Transformed

Transsexual Returns to Original Gender After Relationship With Christ
By Jeff Schapiro, Christian Post Reporter
January 11, 2012|4:43 pm
“….When he was only about five years old, Heyer’s grandmother began to dress him as if he were a girl and even made a dress just for him. The result was a very confused little boy. “I look at it today as being pretty abusive. While it seemed very benign at the time, and maybe even playful, I can see today…that it was really abusive to my psyche,” he told The Christian Post on Wednesday….

…Heyer’s uncle viewed the situation with his grandmother as a joke, and sexually molested him when he was still young.

..By his early teenage years, the fantasy had only grown. He adopted the female name Andrea West, and began cross dressing. At age 15, he also began learning about Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) and, although he struggled against his desire to be female, he says those feelings were like a radio playing in his head that he just couldn’t turn off….

“While I didn’t want to be going down this pathway I seemed to be on this track that I couldn’t interrupt, stop or change,” he recalled. “But I wasn’t homosexual. I was having dates with girls, I never felt any desire to have relationships with men, so from the standpoint of my sexuality I was always heterosexual.”

“That I think, too, is one of the…misleading factors. Most people consider transgenders to be homosexual and, from my experience…98 to 99 percent of the people who contact me are not homosexual…It’s really a gender identity issue, not a sexual preference issue.”…

..He and his wife split after 17 years of marriage, and he lost his job when he began making the physical transformation into becoming a woman. He got breast implants, began taking hormones, had electrolysis to reduce the hair on his face, and he had his genitals removed.
….

“You’re not born transgender, something happens in your childhood that causes you to not want to be who you are…And today the only thing that is…socially acceptable is calling yourself a transgender,” he said.

Not all his church experiences were bad, however. He found a church that welcomed him in, even with the knowledge of what his struggle was. The pastor of that church told him, “Our job is to love you and it’s God’s job to transform you.”

“The church, what it did for me was it allowed me to really get to the point where I asked the Lord for forgiveness. I began to pray for forgiveness. And I realized that the critical point is understanding that you can accept Jesus Christ, but there’s a point where that doesn’t become real…until you’re walking with Christ,” he said….

Testimony of a transgender & bisexual, now a servant of God!
https://youtu.be/lDHyeoBiVak
“Published on Aug 15, 2013

God loves everyone and sees every sin equal. God does not hate people. He loves us! What you see the bad stuff in the media is not God. God loves us all and yes! He disapproves of having relationships between two mans and between two woman. But it does not mean he does not love you or understands your difficulties! He offers his salvation to all and will guide you!

This movie is for educational purposes and testimony, I have not made this video. All credit goes to God for helping us and letting us give testimonies of his Glory, love and power.”

A transformed transsexual from the-new-way.org
“…“My appearance became increasingly feminine as the months passed. Silicone injections added to my feminine good looks. But I was miserable inside.”

My story begins in a small Louisiana town on August 15, 1936, when I was born. My father was a river boat pilot and drank a lot. I was always afraid of him, as he would come home late at night, yelling and breaking things. I began to build a fantasy world all my own. I would dream about all the beautiful women in the movies Mother took me to see on weekends. I wanted to be a girl, but I was a boy.

Mother always worked. I used to go to her room when she was away and put on her dresses, earrings, lipstick and perfume. One day she came home early and caught me. “Don’t ever let me catch you doing this again!” she yelled. She whipped me, screaming, “You’re a boy, you’re a boy!” She ripped the earrings off and threw them on the dressing table. I ran from the house crying.

I was afraid to play with boys. They called me “sissy” and “Momma’s boy”. School was the worst time of all. The other boys didn’t want me around and called me ugly names. There were a few girls I could play with, but more and more, I played by myself, with my movie idols…

.. I decided that a sex-change operation was the answer to my feelings of dissatisfaction and phoned a plastic surgeon in New York. We set an appointment for the first stage of surgery —castration. I’ll never forget the antiseptic smell of the operating room. The surgery was done with local anesthetic, but even the drugs injected with 6-inch needles couldn’t kill the dreadful pain of the operation. It was the most dreadful experience of my life…

“Perry, I’m saved. I’ve got Jesus in my heart. I feel wonderful!” He witnessed to me every chance he got for the next year. Finally I agreed to go to church with him. Everything was strange to me, but I felt something I had never experienced in my life. These people really loved each other. I could feel it. .

Politically “Correct”

From ‘manhole’ to ‘maintenance hole’: Berkeley bans gender-specific words
Published: 9:59 AM CDT July 18, 2019
Updated: 10:02 AM CDT July 18, 2019 kare11.com
The words “manpower” and “manhole” will become “workforce” and “maintenance hole.”
Author: The Associated Press
“..BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that “she” and “he” will be replaced by “they.” The words “manpower” and “manhole” will become “workforce” and “maintenance hole.”

..”

I’m curious why “you” came to this particular blog. Please feel free to personally contact me or share below. Do you struggle with any sexual-gender identity? What’s your story? Can you related to any of the stories above?

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Folks with Signs Along the Highway Exit Ramps Part 1

I’ve driven by “homeless” folks many times over the countless years around the Twin Cities and debating how God can use me to “reach out” to them….

The Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25 )https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2025&version=NIV41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”*see http://smu.gs/1yENQyBMoviesThe Fourth Wise Man http://youtu.be/Jg8Gho7hsz4Good News Sociologyhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/139706352858524/

I can’t say this was the voice of God, but this was spoken to my heart through an idea through a conversation with a friend. During Halloween, I like to give out “healthy juice” drinks (w/various Bible verses) instead of candy, which I bought a whole bunch several months ago. I was debating in my spirit my involvement with this “pagan day” this year, which I decided to not turn the lights on, but have my juices ready in case someone comes over. Well, no one came at all this year, so I have all these juices left over. I was telling my friend this and the idea of giving it to these “folks with signs along the highway exit ramps” would be a blessing.

Well, the holidays visiting family was going to be a great time do it. When I arrived in the cities yesterday (CHRISTmas Day) morning, I had my juices ready (along with food). I forgot I had them in my back of my car until I saw this guy with a sign along the highway exit by my parent’s home in St. Paul. It would have to be a quick and give as there were going to be cars coming behind me coming off the highway (eastbound on I-94). I grab one of the juice bottles (w/Bible verse) and a carton of some bakery goods. I ran over to the corner with my car running and quickly gave these items to this guy. I asked what his name was, he replied “Ben…thank you!”. I ran to my car and said “God bless you” and got to my car in time before the car came behind me coming off the highway. I did a quick prayer for Ben and went “home” to visit family for the holidays.

Today (26th of December 2014), I had another opportunity on that same corner, but it was a different guy with a sign along the highway exit ramp (Ruth & I-94). I noticed this guy as I was heading across the highway bridge to drop my car off to get an oil change at Firestone. When I dropped my car off early this morning (8:30ish), I got a bag of one juice bottle w/Bible verse and my last carton of bakery goods. I took it with me as I walked back home to wait to get my oil change done. This time, I had the time to chat with this guy, so I walked across the street and gave these items (prayed for preparation earlier) to him. He was grateful as he said thank you as he put the bag down by some of his stuff as he continued to hold his sign. Being that curious talkative guy, I asked his name and he replied “Tom” . I then asked about why he is here, he replied-“I got laid off my job several months ago and sleeping over at a friend’s house nearby’ (paraphrase as I can’t remember exactly what he told me word for word). He then shared, he’ll be getting his Social Security benefits soon. I would later share about what brought me to town (visiting family for the holidays). Prior to our talk, the Bible verse on “Silver or Gold I don’t have, but I have Jesus”-Acts) came to me, so I decided to tell Tom about Him. He then repeatedly told me he is Christian. I then asked him if I can pray with him for God’s provision. He then replied, “I don’t feel like getting prayer right now….I’m not feeling well as I caught the flu”. In my mind, I had a feeling this guy had some “hurt” in the past and didn’t want anything to do with God. I then replied, “..well that’s the best time to get prayer because your sick?” as I smiled. He then repeated again he was a “Christian” already, so I decided to move on and didn’t want this guy to “blow-up”. As I walked away to go back “home”, he would repeat and shout again “I’m a Christian already” as I quietly prayed in my Spirit for him. If you are reading this, please pray for Tom and Ben too…thanks!

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