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The Miscalculations of No Coincidence

Around 16 years ago I received health insurance at my job after going for 7 years without it.

During the 7 years of no health insurance, I never got sick.

As soon as I was placed on a company plan I began getting sick which has lasted in differing forms since that time.

Since the early 90’s I have owned a computer in one form or another. Until this year I rarely had any problems on any of them; and the only virus/tech protection I used was AVG.

In February of this year I bought an ACER Aspire with Windows 8 to replace my 6 year old laptop that never had any issues. As the ACER crashed over and over, I boxed it up and sent it back.

In June, with no laptop of my own, I stole my husband’s Hewlett Packard. After 3 weeks the hard drive crashed. It wasn’t worth repairing and my husband forbid me to touch anything electronic ever again.

August 6, I buy a brand new Dell Inspiron also with Windows 8.

The interface crashed, the hard drive had to be restored, and this week the software crashed.  Within the first month, Dell had to replace the entire top half of the laptop.

When it began crashing Tuesday morning, I began on and off conversations with Dell agents for almost 20 hours over the last 2.5 days.

The agent who gave me the diagnosis told me there was nothing left to do but a System Restore; I was almost in tears. Due to corrupt logins I was unable to copy the few documents I considered of value so it was a risk.

However thanks to Microsoft’s new SkyDrive, my documents remained unharmed.

Trying to make sense of it all, God revealed to me a pattern. It is easy to miss the reality of certain circumstances while we are in the middle of them. Considering the devil can only do repeat performances or copycat masquerades, he showed me how comparable the attacks were.

The game is the same, but the focus has changed. (1 Peter 5:8)

He relentlessly charges for a season at a time to wear us down. Giving no breaks, he aims to break our spirit.  At times, the torture of repetition becomes almost unbearable until he makes a mistake. And he will always make a mistake.

He may crawl through a crack in the door, but when we are in Christ, God shuts that door before he gets through crushing his big mouth of deception shutting him up.

As he attempts to try again and again, he begins to wear out as long as we stand on the Word of God. And then the light of the Holy Spirit snuffs him out.

Moments of temporary insanity tried to creep in but then God would shower me with his calm presence. I may not have passed the test with flying colors, but as I have written before, God is long on effort and grades on a curve.

I now have a heads up on future strikes he may attempt to pursue.

Attacks of unyielding persistence, positive reinforcements begin to surface.

After 5 hours yesterday on the phone reinstalling all kinds of programs, the agent commented on how many calls were on my record. I told her,

“I now know everyone in India! Who else can say that?” LOL!


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The Weeping of America

Discussions are circulating the Christian theocracy God is judging America.  

The world is coming to an end! Sure, we all know that.

God is angry with us! Be glad I am not God.

Signs of the end times are showing up in attitudes, weather patterns, wars and rumors of wars, lawlessness, government fallout; the list goes on and on. But Paul was speaking of the end times 2000 years ago. It just means we are closer now.

America has been ravaged with immense storms of destruction from hurricanes to tornado’s to unusual amounts of snow and floods. Seismologists are waiting for the big one to open up the earth. And who gets blamed for all this annihilation and wreckage?

You got it; God Almighty.

The grievance continues with those who voice the phrase, “Well, it is an act of God.” What is an act of God? Hurricanes that ravage the land and homes or tornadoes that wipe out whole cities in a matter of seconds?  

Or was it or is it God’s judgment?

The question arises then if God isn’t bringing all this destruction and carnage then who or what is?

Before I jump on the bandwagon of “conspiracy theories” or one more theological debate, let me defend the point I am about to make.

Years of study, prayer and getting in the presence of God always gave me a sick hesitation of believing God brings judgment on us. If God is incapable of evil, which it says in 1Timothy 4:4 “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving” then he can’t be responsible for what is thought to be “Acts of God.”

Knowing Jesus is pure, peace-loving, submissive, considerate, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere and SINLESS how can he commit even one act of villainous behavior?  (James 3:17-18) or why would he want to?

The truth is we the people are our own judgment.


When people kick God out of schools, government, church, etc. he leaves.

God removes himself when we push him away or make it clear we don’t want him around; hence, judgment occurs. Satan shows up; inhabits that space and begins his torture of mankind.

Hell” is when a person loses all connection with God and hell is destruction. As we kick God out, his hand of protection is lifted. And we wonder why there are so many natural disasters, killings and murders on the rise in this country.

For the sincere followers of Christ or those who turn from their evil ways, God has throughout history placed his hand of protection on his people right smack-dab in the middle of hell.  Examples are:

The Israelites as God rescued them from Egypt

The Walls of Jericho came tumblin’ down

Rahab, the Prostitute was saved from the destruction of Jericho for her act of kindness to the Jewish spies

The fiery furnace of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

Daniel and the Lion’s Den

Etc. etc. etc.

Psalm 91:15 “He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”
The above verse says God will be with us in trouble not that we won’t have trouble; we live in a fallen world. 

The truth is as I have researched it and the God that I know is that he simply leaves us alone.  We suffer the consequences of our own sin resulting in judgment.

We have no one to blame but ourselves for the havoc and deterioration of America.

If you are smart, you will start getting real close to God, about right now.

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