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ArtRave Arts &Artists are Now Expanding Coverage on Facebook~!


ArtRave Arts &Artists are Now Expanding Coverage on Facebook~!.

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At ArtRave, we promote decency and family values in art. We have over 315+ artist members from around the world that share in our vision for promoting and showing art that is tasteful and suitable for all viewing audiences.

Basic membership is free and any artist can join http://www.ArtRave.com and all its affiliate sites. This is good news for artists trying to promote or advertise their art , prints and art items they have available for sale on many websites, including :

and more sites they utilize,m including Ebay, Plunderhere, Artbyus and other auction sites.

Viewers have choices. Viewers that want to see a large variety of art without concerns of what willl ‘pop up’ have not worries when visiting ArtRave since only family friendly art is allowed to be displayed and promoted.As the owner of ArtRave, I personally review every submission and approve only ones that I would show my children, my parents, my preacher and anyone with moral conservative values.Most artsites will show ‘anything’ including adult content. There is no adult content on ArtRave.

Buyers can visit and look for art by topic, categories provided, price range and by approved sites where our members have their art products available.

Over the passed few months, ArtRave has been setting up groups and pages at Facebook for artists to post links to t their work and where it is available.Many artists have their original artworks for sale and many do custom work, such as portraits or familiar scenes from photographs.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRave.company ArtRave.Company : Artists that have upgraded their memberships on ArtRave can name their affiliation with ArtRave ~ to obtain recommendations and promotions.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRAveArtist Art Rave (Ave) is My Facebook page~! Artists can share ideas and their profiles and current artworks and links to sale sites.

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http://www.artrave.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtRave/ ArtRave Group for all ArtRave Artists and friends of ArtRave on Facebook~!

http://www.artrave.com/group/artrave-categories

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRaveCategories ArtRave Categories- Sales Promo Group is where Artists can post the URLs to ArtRave where they are showing their current works in the Categories menu – This enables viewers to search and shop by topic~!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ARTRAVEAveHurleyIllustrations/ is ArtRave Gallery- Showcase Group a group on facebook for artists to show and display their art from their ArtRave Gallery and include any other websites they belong to.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtRaveMallPromo ArtRave Mall – Group Many artists now participate in larger promotions of their art online and have shops on other sites that they show and promote in the ArtRave Mall – which is easy for viewers to use and click on the links to visit their shops online.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRave.Ave ArtRave Gallery promotes art from ArtRave Gallery on the ArtRave.com site. Member artists can link their pictures here to reach more viewers.

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/fine-art-america

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-Fine-Art-America ArtRave- Fine Art America Artists from ArtRave that have shops on Fine Art America promote their art shops and links to their art here~

http://artrave.com/group/cafepress

 

 

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/zazzle

http://www.facebook.com/ArtRaveZazzle

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/society6

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-Society6/400984039961206

http://www.facebook.com/ArtRaveGalleries

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/imagekind

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-Imagekind/429027410469767

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http://www.artrave.com/groups/redbubble

http://www.facebook.com/pages/ArtRave-RedBubble/274148202690410

https://www.facebook.com/AveHurleyIllustrations Ave Hurley Illustrations My Own Art Page:)

https://www.facebook.com/ArtRave.Gallery ArtRave Gallery Like Page~!

There are many buttons and links on ArtRave to make searching fun and relaxing.

Check for new Facebook “Like” pages & groups coming soon~!

Come Visit
ArtRave today 🙂 Ave

http://www.cafepress.com/avehurley

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Hobson’s Lighthouse by Ave Hurley & Art Promotional tips


“Hobson’s Lighthouse”

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by “Ave Hurley”

Based on my original [mirrored] image acrylic painting done several years ago, this digital repainting has taken on a new life and appearance of its own, as I manually, digitally repainted it at 1200% resolution, one pixel at a time,creating details that my finest 10/0 sable brush never could have done.

In particular I digitally repainted this using a pointalism technique, adding in details to the US Flag and windows of the house and lighthouse. The US Flag is proudly flying and added in a double masted sailing ship going off into the distance. I added new details to the foreground and changed the coloring overall and re-painted the waves and water.

RELEASE: April 2012, so, if interested, please bookmark this page and come back soon, or email me and be among the first to obtain a copy of this fine digital painting.It will initially be available as a limited edition, hand signed Artist’s continental sized glossy finished postcard, meant for framing.

SIZE: 4.27″ high by 5.25″ wide.

LIMITED SIGNED EDITION : I will only have 100 printed of this and will number and date them when the printing is commissioned.

Price: $5.00 for a collectors first edition art postcard with free shipping.

Other sizes will be available by special order as this can be printed in any size up to 16×20 which will be on my POD Sites shortly. I will be making Giclees of this in sizes up to 12×16 by the end of April when my print shop is once again set up here at my new shop. Just contact me here at ArtRave.

ArtRave.com

Above is being used as an example of what you as an artist should do in describing your art when posting.

How to ‘use’ [ArtRave] & any galleries to help promote your art work & increase chances of making sales:

1. List your art in the Gallery [ and other galleries you belong to]

  • Use your Artist ID# [if you have one, or use your name in the title bar along with the title of the art, ] I personally assign a page # to create a uniform inventory online that I use on all sites I belong to.
  • Give full description of your art : size, Medium used, Price, contact info.
  • Let viewers know if the original is for sale or not and give a price.If you sell this art as a print, let viewers know if they can purchase directly from you or not and if there are any limited editions, signed versions and what sizes are available.
  • Provide your contact information and correct URLS to where your art is being sold.Also include your profile page URL since viewers may want to read your BIO and check out any other information you provide there.
  • Viewers are unlikely to search for your art, unless you provide accurate information
  • Check your Gallery page URL using your ID# & page number [example: AH-001-034] at the end of the URL being assigned. This will identify your art in search engines along with the info placed correctly in the Title bar
  • Use the same title info, separated by comma’s and quotation marks and paste into the Tag line along with other descriptive words, so searchbots can index your work on Google, Bing, Yahoo etc..

2. Repost your art into the FREE Promotional ArtRave Categories that apply – even if more than one.There are over 100 & this is a free service to all artists from any art site. Only rule is it has to be ‘family friendly’ since ArtRave is a family friendly network, geared to helping emerging artists online to succeed and promote all t heir art sites collectively.

3.Open a second window, to start a blog post on the piece. Be sure to upload the picture and put the Gallery URL as well as the Category URL for the work and the complete copied description you provided in the Gallery, including any sites you have this art for sale at.Keep the blog open til you have all the pertinent information copied there.Tie your info together across the net~!!

4. In the blog, write a short paragraph about the art, whatever inspired you or details about the location of where the art took place or any info that might stir more of the viewer’s interest. This may mean the difference when the viewer is making their choice in buying your art over other art they are checking out. Remember art is competitive and viewers are swayed by many factors, including the topic or appearance, the story, the price and how the art makes them feel. You need to make the feel good about your art without making a hard sell. The viewer must always feel in control over what they are seeing, but you need to present your art in a way that will make them want to see it enough to own it.

5. Copy your blog into any other blogs you may have online. The more you spread the news about the same piece of art, the more it will show up in search indexes and be more available to art viewers.

6.Copy the URL of the blog into our Facebook Group and or other promo pages that are available. Be sure to use the Like buttons on the Gallery and Category pages as well as on the Blog pages when available.Twitter it too. Do each and every Like available – Twitter, Facebook, Google+1 and also post urls & your short paragraph about your art into any of the clubs you belong to and on the sites you belong to.

If you learn to repeat this process for each work of art you upload online, you will be self promoting your work using these tools and your art will get noticed and have a better chance of reaching the viewers that may choose to buy it.

It is not enough to just upload a picture to a random site and hope that some millionaire will come along and ‘discover’ you and make you rich overnite. If you dont go about presenting your work properly and energetically online, you will remain unlikely to sell your work .

This process or system I have laid out is simple and works.I have sold alot of my art this way.

Now for more promotion and advertising, you can use ad agencies, but they are expensive.

If you want an alternative, collective low cost advertising for your art, consider buying a banner ad here on ArtRave. I was doing them for my art but now do it for other artists as well. [or read my forum on ArtRave & do it yourself~!]

While other sites charge alot per day to advertise, you can buy a low-cost ad that will last an entire month for less than you would pay for one day on most sites. [this just covers bandwidth & site support] You can choose what art and site you want viewers to go to with your banner ad.

I also have a Top Artist Ad services which are banner ads with per clicks. Unlike other banner services, I DO NOT CHARGE PER CLICK – ~!

Most adlists charge over $100 a year and up to $.35 per click thru~

I only charge $25 per year and have no click thru charges. I worked hard learning how and creating all these additional services to share with other artists to provide you with an effective way to show, promote and sell your art online.

Do not fool yourself by simply loading art and leaving it everywhere.

I created ArtRave as a promotional artist network, but it is not enough for you to simply post a piece of art and disappear as some have done. That is a waste of time and bandwidth on your part. You need to be proactive if you wish to sell your art online anywhere you go. If however you do it using ArtRave, you will see more results for your efforts and I will help you along the way more than any other site will.

Have a good day 🙂 Happy posting and promoting~!!

Ave

Walmart’s “Great Value Mild Italian Pork Sausage” is full of WORMS~!!!


I’m still gagging on Walmart ‘Great Value’ Mild Italian Sausage, cooked up, took a slice , tasted like pine-sol. Cut & tasted a different one that had a -soapy pine- sole type taste so spit it out~

Then I looked closely-It was FULL OF WORM 100’S OF WORMS – So Disgustingly GROSS~!!!

Since I had steam/boiled them in a frying pan, I didnt see all the long thin white thread like worms that had broken through its encasements and were hanging out cooked, as they tried to escape being parboiled.. [I parboil/steam them then take them out cut them up and add to sauce]…

Not this time~!!! I took off a small piece while cutting them and popped into my mouth to taste. Tasted like PineSol smells~
So I forced it down, thinking ‘agh’, just some different seasonings or maybe the frying pan was a bit soapy, so I decide to test another bite from another sausage to see if they were good or not..expecting the next piece to taste right….

Stronger yucky taste~! What the heck?? This piece I spit out…Couldn’t believe that the 5 lb roll of 80/20 hamburger I had just opened which let out a smelly gas, so it was bad and now the sausage was full of worms~!!

Earlier, before cooking their sausage, I had opened the new 5 lb tube of the 80/20 hamburger, which let out a gas hiss and had a slight odor~ I wrapped that back up planning to return it to Walmart. It wasnt supposed to expire til 7/14 & we only bought it the night before! So I had James smell it to confirm it was funky and put it back it the bag, tied it and placed it in the freezer so I could return it.

Because the hamburger was ‘bad’, I had decided to make spaghetti & sausage~ Yuck~!
I am glad I cook sausage separately before adding to sauce to cut down on the grease, but since I steam/boil it to get all the fat out, the water gets frothy a bit, so I didn’t see that each sausage had these long thin white threads popped perpendicularly through the encasements!Worms!!

Reliving the moment again, I had cut off a chunk from the end of a sausage [before seeing the worms] and had eaten a piece that tasted kind of like soap or pine-sol, thinking my taste buds were ‘off’… Then I figured I needed confirmation , so I cut another piece off another sausage and it tasted even worse so I spit that one out…

I took them out of the water, put them on a plate and then saw the little stringy things. I called James to see and initially he said it looked like it was just the encasements breaking down from boiling them, but ass we looked closer we then realized that there were more, as I turned the sausages over to look at the little strings, we then realized that they were long stringy white worms!!!!!

GROSSED OUT AND OUTRAGED, I IMMEDIATELY PUT MY FINGER DOWN MY THROAT- to try and vomit out the piece I had swallowed.

James called up Walmart and though they apologized and said to bring them back, we decided to take the ride 15 miles to them and show them so they could put out a recall.

So we took them back to Walmart – grossed them out too~ Told them they better recall their crap~ They said they get it all premade, pre-frozen and even though it had the label and UPC that they weren’t saying whether or not they would send in a recall~ Come on~!! If it was like that in my package, it had to be in others~!!

They gave me a $20 Gift Certificate [big deal!] but I can still feel that lump in my throat-

I know the worms were dead, but still grossing me out~!Thinking about it, makes me wonder if at the meat plant perhaps when cleaning up and scraping away scraps, that someone must have put them into the vat and processed them into sausages- since they had a soapy, pine-sol type taste…sick~! Disgusting – How many other packages will be like this??? Who else will be affected???

I love sausage, generally, but now cant consider eating any.. especially their brand. James and I then went to buy some non-meat food products, but I stopped by their sausage, seeing some packages still icy from being just brought out. They had a 7/18 expiration date – so they either sold out all the 7/14 or maybe did know about it and removed them all.

Out of curiosity I started looking real close at their new packages and could see that under the encasements they those too looked like there were little white stringy things…that if boiled will most certainly pop through.

Where ever this pork sausage was processed at needs to have the FDA go in and inspect their plant and make them get rid of all their wormy meat!!

DONT BUY GREAT VALUE ITALIAN SAUSAGE!!! Also dont buy Premio, as they are the ones who make it~!

DONT BUY ANY ‘GREAT VALUE SAUSAGES’ AS THEY ALL LOOK LIKE THEY COME FROM THE SAME PLACE~!!

Common Flea drops WILL quickly KILL your CAT !


 

I didn’t know better but should have~ I picked up a single dose tube of Sargents Flea Drops .They were placed in a drawer that we keep pet products in. WE also had a 3 pack of Hartz Mountain that we were saving to use in August when more fleas are out around  here  since we already put new flea collars on each of our cats and dogs, but on that night my small grey cat started scratching like mad and even with the 3  week old flea collar,fleas were popping off her and onto the bedspread. I caught and killed those fleas and then went to the pet drawer and took out the already opened white tube  of drops and though I knew it was a single dose, I put only 2 drops on back of her neck and then ontop the other 2 cats thinking it would help if the flea collars weren’t.

I had no clue that using so little could do so much harm! Had I used a whole tube she would have died for sure.

 Well, I had also used them on the other cats so there were a couple of drops  for each  one and  I  squeezed out the last 2 drops to put them on the back  of  my little grey cat’s neck.

I could not read any of the microscopic fine print on the card anyway, as   the vial was attached to as it was too blurry for my eyes but thought it might not be enough so planned on buying more the next day. The card it came on had already been discarded.

IF YOU USE ANY FLEA PRODUCTS ON YOUR PET, SAVE THE WRAPPING AND RECEIPT IN CASE YOUR PET HAS A REACTION!THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE WILL HELP YOU AND POSSIBLY PAY YOUR VET BILLS~!!!

I was only looking to give her some relief as her flea collar just didnt seem to work well enough. I assumed they were the small dog/puppy drops but also honestly didnt think there would have been much of a difference either way, since alot of meds  like worm meds have similar ingredients just larger amounts for dogs.

Still I knew my cat was about 6 lbs and she was scratching terribly from the fleas that the dogs & other 2 cats  brought into the house had  found their way to her.

She had been extremely itchy & when sitting on my bed several fleas had popped on my bedspread, so I caught & killed them quickly  and then looked for that open tube of  flea poison for her as I had already had put some on the other 2 cats since they were the ones going outside. I was only able to squeeze out 2 drops on my finger and rubbed them on the back of her head.

 3 hours later she suddenly was convulsing and writhing, foaming at the mouth and bursting into fits running and crashing into things. My son saw her first and called me saying he thought she had rabies .

My son caught her when she ran into a bathroom closet & we caged her. I told  him since she had never been outdoors that it was  impossible for her to have rabies & that she had a rabies shot last year anyway.

I said it had to  have something to do with the flea drops I used on her, so I began looking up online symptoms and found that the drops could cause those symptoms. 

We began calling vets , all closed ~ but the one located at Animal Crackers former building outside of Wellsboro was familiar with flea drop poisoning, so the Vet told us to come right down and a Vet Tech, Hillary met us there, took our cat and began treatment immediately.

There is a different flea killing ingredient in dog flea drops than in cat flea drops which when used on cats attacks their liver and central nervous system~ highly toxic to cats~but some are also toxic to dogs ! I wasn’t sure which one I had used as I had a tube for the puppies too and both were out of the cartons so I brought the tube that  I  used  and gave it to the tech so that it might help in diagnosing what meds to give her.

 So it isn’t size and weight issue, its an actual chemical poison used in flea drops that is the issue and my cat has almost died from it.Now I see dogs too are dying from it.

I just called the vet and she is still alive and may recover thankfully. She is still being treated. It will be a very expensive lesson on my part and is extremely traumatic and life threatening for my poor cat as she is less than 2 years old and trusted me to take good care of her!

Treatment includes bathing off all the residue of the drops immediately with a soap based shampoo.

Intravenous fluids are important to stop the dehydration and to admininster muscle relaxers since the poison attacks the cat’s central nervous system.

Other meds including sedatives and pain relief are also needed.

Although some cats/dogs can survive this poisoning , some owners decide to ‘ride it out’ without veterinary care, the cat/dog will most likely die~ the pain involved as well as the involuntary writhing and convulsing is extremely painful to the pet –

SO VETERINARY CARE IS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY~

DON’T WAIT IT OUT~Your pet is in excrutiating pain,convulsing,seizing,vomiting and running into things~!!

THERE IS NO HOME REMEDY TO SAVE YOUR PET~

YOU HAVE TO SEEK VETERINARY HELP IF YOU WISH TO SAVE YOUR PET~!

So an ignorant but well meaning action on my part, I caused my dear little cat to suffer horribly~ I called the vet today and she is responding to treatment since I got her there right away~ and she might be able to come home tomorrow~Thank God~! I didnt want her to die.

So I may be late with my rent this month, as the treatment is expensive, I am sure, as I have not received the billing yet~and will have to of course, pay for my mistake before bringing my cat home.

Included below is articles I found today, that explain what this poison does to cats~[since my cat was the one affected] so be aware that  Flea Drops instructions have to be carefully followed but looking for signs of a reaction is very important as the toxins build up in the animal and may work  one time but the next time could be the amount needed to be toxic.

Also it isnt merely a marketing issue that they mark some cards for puppies, dogs or cats as there can be other ingredient strengths that are not safe [none are actually ‘safe’] or that just because something is safe  on dogs or other animals doesnt make it safe for cats or puppies !! I just saw a video of a full grown labrador retriever dying 3 days after a flea bath~!!

I am so sorry that I put my poor cat through this and will always look to check safety of a product in the future.My Vet says none of the over the counter flea products are safe and since many outsource to other countries that they may even have some mixtures stronger than others so they can not be trusted~

Now why these flea drop companies do put a some small warnings like do not use on cats -[if you can find the warnings hidden in the fine print] it should of instead been emphatic “WILL KILL CATS”  Or Dogs~!

Or  better Warning  “Just  ONE DROP CAN KILL  YOUR  PET ” would have been more to the point- STRONGER WARNING LABELS ARE NEEDED~

Naturally then no one would buy them~! So they hide the danger in how they word things on their packaging , so most people assume they’re safe.

The Vet  & also blogs show this is  a common mistake many pet owners make. I am not the first fool to do this~

Safety of Flea Drops
As mentioned above because topical flea treatments utilize modern drugs targeting insect nervous systems or growth hormones they are much safer for your pet than older flea poisons, or so they claim!

There are endless amounts of  cases of side-effects but they are few and far between and usually extremely mild.

The most common form of side effect is an allergy to the non-active components in the flea drops. These are usually very mild vomiting or temporary hair loss at the site of administering the product. Animals with such allergies are obviously better treated with a different form of flea control in future.

The widespread fear of flea drops comes primarily from incorrect use of the products, according to those selling them, but the toxins used can affect each animal differntly so they should be banned.

For example giving a small animal a dose specified for a much larger one, or even more dangerous, giving dog medicine to a cat, but they dont know what to say to the person who used the medicine according to directions and the animal still dies~

 Cat’s are highly sensitive to one ingredient often used in dog flea control products so should never be given anything other than a cat flea treatment, but then again ones designated for cats specifically still can kill cats.Likewise ones made specifically for dogs are still killing dogs ~ so there is something else the manufacturer is not doing right. It’s easier for them to blame the grieving pet owner and try to confuse them by saying they had to be the ones who did something wrong, when a pet owner can not always recognize the signs of an allergic reaction or of a toxic reaction.

For some more information about your cat flea treatment click on the link.

Some ingredients are meant to render female fleas unable to lay viable eggs. If an insect is affected it is unable to reproduce so drug-resistant offspring should not be a problem, according to those manufacturing it, but this ingredient also enters a cat and dogs sebaceous glands through the skin, so as a poison will have some sort  of accumulative effect and while one dog or cat may be more resisitant to side effects another one may not as is the case in all those who have reactions and all those who die from the flea products.

Longer Lasting Flea Control
With most flea killing products there is also opportunity for a residual effect. Because flea drops are actually absorbed in the animal’s oil gland network the active ingredients remain at the surface of the skin for a relatively long time.

All the leading topical cat flea treatments will remain effective for at least a month. In practice some such as Frontline will actually carry on providing complete flea protection for six weeks and while Frontline and Advantage are more expensive to use, they are safer than Hartz or Sargents, since they use cheaper ingredients which are more dangerous.

Safety of Flea Drops
As mentioned above because topical flea treatments utilise modern drugs targeting insect nervous system or growth hormones they are much safer for you pet than older flea poisons.

There are cases of side-effects but they are few and far between and usually extremely mild to severe and to fatalities that often go unreported.

The most common form of side effect is ‘said to be an allergy’ to the non-active components in the flea drops, but some reactions are to the toxins in them and not allergic but actually  lethal to many pets.

Manufacturers dont want the bad publicity so sometimes pay off victims as it is still cheaper than changing their product ingredients to something safer.

The manufacturers say reactions are usually very mild vomiting or temporary hair loss at the site of administering the product, as they downplay the danger of their products  and exploit the owners need to be rid of the fleas.

Animals with such ‘allergies’, they will concede,  are obviously better treated with a different form of flea control in future, should the owner be lucky enough to recognizze the milder reactions.Or if the pet survives ~

They claim that the  widespread fear of flea drops comes primarily from incorrect use of the products according to the manufacturers, but thats a lie since  many die from correct usage as well !

For example giving a small animal a dose specified for a much larger one, or even more dangerous, giving dog medicine to a cat, are their obvious arguments , but what about the larger dogs who die suddenly from accurate dosing? What chances do the smaller dogs and cats have when big dogs also die from it?

How many pet owners who are not doctors, vets or scientists, rely on and  trust the manufacturers to supply a safe effective product?

It is already known and admitted that cats are highly sensitive to an ingredient often used in dog flea control products so should never be given anything other than a cat flea treatment, but they are also sensitive to other ingredients and so there is still a problem with keeping these products available for public use.

Ingredients that are toxic to animals should not be used~!There are many nontoxic ingredients available but Hartz & Sargents are too greedy to use them and rather let pets die.

Toxic ingredients need to be banned and made illegal.

They should be removed from the shelves of stores.

For more information about your cat flea treatment click on the link which has some info but may be jaded by the special interest groups .

I wish I read this  and other articles before applying those drops to my cat~! I never would have used them at all and now will only use what the Vet recommends~

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/understanding-topical-cat-flea-treatments.html

Here is another case & people also trying to raise awareness:

http://www.hartzvictims.org/2004/07/27/flea-medicine-poisoning/

Symptoms  of one ingredient in many flea drop remedies: http://pethealth101.com/poison/PoisonSigns&Symptoms.shtml

Permethrin poisoning Cats is another one for example: http://www.petalia.com.au/templates/storytemplate_process.cfm?specie=Cats&story_no=2147&pafid=2349

Flea poison ingredient for dogs is different than for cats but both can still kill your pets~ http://www.nearlydrferox.blogging4life.com/?p=436

Cat owners accidentally poisoning their cats ~!http://www.cats.com.au/articles/486/catownerspoisoningtheirpets.shtml

while many products do say not to use on cats, many owners assume the ingredients to kill the fleas wont kill their cats but that it is merely stronger medicine, so think applying smaller amounts would be safe ~ when in fact it isnt safe and can often be deadly~

BEFORE YOU CAN FIND A VET : IMMEDIATE FIRST AID FOR CATS and Dogs is to wash them thoroughly with Dawn dishwashing detergent to remove the oily base holding the poison in the fur and on the skin of the animal [not to be instead of vet care ,only if a vet is unavailable]http://www.bigcatrescue.org/poisons.htm

Even some flea collars can kill your cat~! http://www.getipm.com/articles/letters/flea-collar.htm

Manufacturers need to stop using ingredients that are toxic to animals and meanwhile make stronger stated warnings on their products and not simple benign statements such as ‘DO NOT USE ON CATS’ – because buyers are not aware of how deadly these products are  and assume they are safe since they are sold over the counter in supermakets and pet stores.

My cat is expected to recover. The bill is going to be very high and I can not afford it , living myself on disability~  All I can do is hope to raise awareness to prevent this from happening to others.

Ave Hurley

Http://AveHurleyIllustrations.ning.com

Obama~ The Pied Piper~! Deceiver Not a Savior~!


Obama has made alot of promises that dont make sense when delved into.
He has been more like a “Pied Piper” to the poor, disenfranchised, disgruntled, disenchanted, the apathetic, the anarchists, the socialists, the unpatriotic  and those too busy to care as well as the  uniformed.
His position with unpatriotic people, his refusal to salute our flag, his not visiting our wounded veterans, his under the counter and over the counter alliance with unscrupulous people going all the way back to 1981, his denials of things that have been publicly proven about him, his ability through the media that has endorsed him for their own agenda,  his affinity with rich arab business men, some who have been prosecuted and now are in jail, his part in the Fannie /Freddie collapse and the campaign payoffs he publicly received … there are simply too many red flags and too many deceptions, too many unanswered questions  about him!! WE can not ignore this nor should we~
 
Regardless to the media’s persistent denegration of Mc Cain and Palin, they are  still the best choice for  this election and every soberminded , intelligent, reasonable person should consider voting for McCain regardless to race, religion or political persuasion.
Our nation has hope as long as we continue to choose leaders that are dedicated to making our nation great, militarily strong and socially flourishing in education, jobs and economy.
 
Obama is not about making our nation great, rather he is about socializing and weakening it, turning it eventually into a weakened third world power, if he wins.
 
Dont let this happen to America! Save America ~ vote for McCain & Palin~
 
To those who are at any level,  faith minded, I have some scriptures to share below that should help bring about a proper frame of mind in helping you to see and decide what is actually the right thing to do…
Please read this in its entirety and consider this when you vote…even if you dont really believe in religion, these are still good to consider for any human being.
 
Food for thought…. most seems basic to me and may seem so to some of you, but to one particular guy  I have sent this too, he just doesnt understand where I am coming from and still chooses to believe you can be a prochoice abortion endorsing Christian who will be accepted by God.
I disagree according to my consciously studying what is at stake for our nation with this being one of the most important elections in history and so I have applied my full understanding in presenting my views. 
As a bible believing Christian, not necessarily religious or affiliated with any church,  I  do however think I have the mind of Christ in regards to these matters and think I understand as one who has the Holy Spirit guiding me.
I could be in error, if that can be demonstrated biblically, but this fellow, offers nothing but his surmations of his reading of what I wrote and shows no basis for his own conclusions other than to attack me..
Oh well , I wanted to share these anyway and think most Christians will remember them & non christians can also agree or disagree with them, and if you agree let me know but also if you think I am wrong on any of it still let me know.
Thanks~!
GBU~!
Ave

 

Colossians 1:10 NIVRead this chapter
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

As we mature in Christ, the things of this world are viewed more as ‘trappings’  or the cares of the world that we abandon as we see more clearly how to please t he Lord.”He must increase & I must decrease” becomes not only ‘understood’ but embraced and complied with to our own benefit, which then explains when Jesus said ” My yoke is easy”.. It does get easier when you seek to do his will, resist the devil and not compromise, which keeps you free from guilt as the devil looses his foothold in your life…

1 John 3:9 NIVRead this chapter
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

…So as we yield to the Holy Spirit and are ‘watered’ by the Word, we begin to grow in Christ and as we study His word, seeking his will and not some ‘angle’ to manipulate the word according to our desires…

We see that we must resist the devil and our self serving desires which would give birth to sin and bring us to failure and even death.

 We are born of God, no longer subject to the flesh, although we inhabit earthly bodies, we are to glorify God in our bodies as well…It isnt as hard, once we submit to his teaching and will for us .

All that the father gives to me will come to me.. .Jesus said, since He is willing that NONE should perish, it is fairly certain that since we are ‘chosen'[you did not choose me but I chose you…] Some through their own stubborness and rebellion, resist the Father’s will for great portions of their earthly lives… it is said that even the elect ‘could’ be fooled…but not that they ‘would’.

Some say that we get into Predestination as a result of these promises of God and since he knows the beginning and the end of the matter, there is an element of that.It should be to our encouragement however, since he has plans for us that are ‘good’ and not evil…

1 Thessalonians 4:1 NIVRead this chapter
[ Living to Please God ] Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

 

…Once we come to terms to trust and believe in God and not lean on our own ‘understanding’ we can begin the process of cleansing our temple[mind& heart]putting away the childish things, studying and learning to a workman serving God  no longer allowing evil thoughts to persuade our carnal minds, as we gradually  put on the  mind of Christ.

Philippians 1:21 NIVUKRead this chapter
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

…When we become disciplined and accustomed to living in the Word and putting the flesh last while we practice our belief as we choose new each day , in each and every circumstance we face, who we will choose to serve.. It is one or the other, God or our own carnal reasoning which was introduced to us by the devil…If God is God choose Him and live.. if he is not God or Lord of your life you will not choose Him. So to live is Christ and to put to death the deeds of the flesh is gaining favor in God’s sight and will lead to becoming joint heirs with Jesus.

Therefore as Paul said, we can not compare the sufferings we face now with the glories of the things to come..
2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIVUKRead this chapter
[ Warning Against Idleness ] In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

…If we become complacent and shrug our reasonable duty to God when we have been freed by His grace from all matters of our unrighteousness, when we put on Christ’s righteousness in our lives, we are reminded to ‘go and sin no more’….

If we let our light so shine before men, we do our duty to make disciples of all the nations and not shun our responsibilities as Christians in any area of our lives, including ‘everything’ we are to give thanks in and for.. then even in matters such as politics, we are sometimes faced with the spiritually moral dilemmas presented and it is then we have to stand up for Jesus and what he would do and want us to do.

We can not slack off as curse is he who does the will of God with slackness!!We  also are not to be cowardly or hide our lamp under a bushel… so being a hidden believer and not bearing the fruits of the Spirit make us double minded, two faced and self deceived.

John 3:36 NASB

John 2John 3John 4 

 

   36“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

…If we ‘believe’ and not just merely surfacely acknowledge a weak allegiance to … we will embrace and digest that belief to become part of us and then live by that belief… we are to obey and continue in his word and thus prove to be his disciples… we arent to be like the seed on rocky soil that grows a bit and then shrivels before any fruit can be born.We are to be like the tree planted by living waters and grow and bear fruit doing the will of our Father in heaven as Jesus always did what was pleasing to His Father, so shall we do.

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIVUKRead this chapter
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

…We can not allow ourselves to compromise and allow evil to have its place in our lives as the Lord shares his throne with no evil~! WE must take every thought captive and not be like Adam & Eve who considered, embraced and partook of reasoning that allowed them to defy God and thus loose their position in the garden, being cast out.

1 John 4:1 NIVRead this chapter
[ Test the Spirits ] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

…the battleground for our souls is in our minds and thoughts are constantly presented to our minds to consider and think about which lead to our action or inactions.We will be judged by our actions and intent of our hearts. If we harbor iniquity in our hearts then we are double minded, meaning we entertain thoughts presented by demonic influences of the spirits roaming to and fro seeking whom they may devour… Resist the devil and reject the evil thoughts and you will be able to see right and wrong as you yield to the will of the Father.

2 Timothy 2:14 NIVRead this chapter
[ A Workman Approved by God ] Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

…The Holy Spirit of God that guides us into all truth, is always in agreement with the Word so where 2 or more are gathered in “MY” name, there I will be in the midst of them… a promise and instruction as to how we can test the spirit of any thought we get to consider. The Holy Spirit will never tell you anything that goes against the word of God as a house divided can not stand and Jesus and the Father are one and their Spirit of Truth is one with them as well and is here to guide us.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIVRead this chapter
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

…AS we study God’s word and let it grow in our hearts and minds, it will be ready to bear witness to what the Holy Spirit tries to teach us and also will send up the red flags when religious thoughts [from spirit of religion] and others in tandem approach your mind with the ‘what ifs’ that ultimately would cause you to doubt God and fail.

So study and become one with the word as Jesus is one with the Father!

Romans 12:1 NASBRead this chapter
[ Dedicated Service ] Therefore [1 Cor 1:10; 2 Cor 10:1-4; Eph 4:1; 1 Pet 2:11] I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to [Rom 6:13, 16, 19; 1 Cor 6:20; Heb 13:15; 1 Pet 2:5] present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

…The closer you draw near to God the closer he will draw near to you.. which would only stand to reason t hat you would want to be as best prepared to be before Him and not stand ashamed.

 

Romans 8:13 NASBRead this chapter
for [Rom 8:6] if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are [Col 3:5] putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

…all things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful, so to continue in an activity that will bring you shame , it is better to forsake such sinful activity and become a living sacrifice so that no one can rightly accuse you when you know you are doing the Lords will. Being falsely accused will happen, but you will know that your redeemer lives and that as long as you seek his will you will be safe from judgement.

Matthew 18:15 NIVRead this chapter
[ A Brother Who Sins Against You ] “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

…Trying to show an unyielding carnal minded brother is not an easy task, especially when he has wronged you.Trying to bring him to his right mind in exposing the wrong is also difficult as he who is estranged will seek pretext to break out against sound judgement. So in love and gentleness you are to show the brother the error of his way and pray the Holy Spirit grants him repentence. If you are able to reach and persuade him to the truth, you will be blessed for having restored a brother.

Ezekiel 3:18 NASBRead this chapter
“When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his [Ezek 3:20; 33:6, 8] blood I will require at your hand.

…If like when Jonah didnt want to warn the Ninevites because he saw them as enemy, you are rebelling against the will of God and your life will reap punishment til you repent and comply..IF you do and others are reached for righteousness to give God glory, then you will be rewarded but if you dont, then you will be blamed…We are to walk blameless to it is better to do God’s will!

Titus 3:10 NASBRead this chapter
[2 John 10] Reject a [Rom 16:17] factious man [Matt 18:15] after a first and second warning,

…when a false teacher or false brother is in your midst only causing dissension and raising doubts to lead others astray, you are to warn him and witness to him in hopes of restoring him. If he remains unyielding and obviously is leading others astray, then you are to warn him to desist and if he doesnt, then you are to shun him and have nothing more to do with him til he is ready to receive the word of God and obey it.

Philippians 4:8 NIVRead this chapter
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things

…To be yielding to the Holy Spirit’s guidance will cause you to put away fifthy talk, thought word and deed and when you choose to think on fruitful thoughts you will be able to honestly please the father.

Galatians 5:22 NIVRead this chapter
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

…This is the barometer of how we are to sek and serve God..the Holy Spirit will bear peaceable fruits of righteousness within our beings and gradually allow those fruits to guide us in all our daily considerations and decisions .

1 Thessalonians 2:4 NIVRead this chapter
On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.

…As we mature, we become more confident in the word and we wear the whole armour of God, rightly divide the word and can stand ready to give account to all who ask or demand of us. We may not be popular and may be rejected but as servants are not greater than their master, we can expect at times to be mistreated as Jesus was, so when we are meeting various trials we are to count it as joy that we are privileged to share in his sufferings!

Hebrews 6:11 NIVRead this chapter
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

…To do this we must obey and embrace Gods word and not be double minded as to not receive from him the wisdom the Holy Spirit wishes to impart to us. If you are confused about who you are listening to, then that is not from God and you need to stop thinking, pray and wait to receive confirmation from the Lord before you proceed.

Once you are certain that you are hearing from the Holy Spirit, you will then be empowered to do Gods will.

 

Matthew 5:19 NIVRead this chapter
Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

…If you allow earthly compromise to negate Gods will then  you will fail.If you stand up to what you know what is right according to Gods will and not the will of man, then you will be great in the kingdom of God, even if you are looked upon as a nut by others.

 

Acts 5:29 NIVRead this chapter
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men.

…This is true for all of us and it is time we stand against abortion in America as it is evil, no matter how you may carnally want to justify it! If God is Lord of your life, then obey him!~

I have now had some time to think and review these verses and have placed my initial comments on them according the the  level I am now at in my service to almighty God. I hope and pray that you will see what the Lord is trying to tell you through the words he has enabled me to present.  🙂 GBU~! Ave

Ave

 

 

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10:33 PM – Food for thought before the presidential elections
Current mood: contemplative
Category: Religion and Philosophy

 

Food for thought…. most seems basic to me and may seem so to you, but to one I have sent this too, he doesnt understand where I am coming from and still chooses to believe you can be a prochoice abortion endorsing Christian who will be accepted by God. I disagree according to my understanding, I think I have the mind of Christ in these matters and think I understand as one who has the Holy Spirit guiding me. I could be in error, if that can be demonstrated biblically, but this fellow, offers nothing but surmations of his reading of what I wrote and shows no basis for his own conclusions other than to attack me.. Oh well , I wanted to share these anyway and think most will remember them and if you agree let me know but also if you think I am wrong on any of it still let me know.
Thanks~!
GBU~!
Ave

 

Colossians 1:10 NIVRead this chapter
And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

As we mature in Christ, the things of this world are viewed more as ‘trappings’  or the cares of the world that we abandon as we see more clearly how to please t he Lord.”He must increase & I must decrease” becomes not only ‘understood’ but embraced and complied with to our own benefit, which then explains when Jesus said ” My yoke is easy”.. It does get easier when you seek to do his will, resist the devil and not compromise, which keeps you free from guilt as the devil looses his foothold in your life…

1 John 3:9 NIVRead this chapter
No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.

…So as we yield to the Holy Spirit and are ‘watered’ by the Word, we begin to grow in Christ and as we study His word, seeking his will and not some ‘angle’ to manipulate the word according to our desires…

We see that we must resist the devil and our self serving desires which would give birth to sin and bring us to failure and even death.

 We are born of God, no longer subject to the flesh, although we inhabit earthly bodies, we are to glorify God in our bodies as well…It isnt as hard, once we submit to his teaching and will for us .

All that the father gives to me will come to me.. .Jesus said, since He is willing that NONE should perish, it is fairly certain that since we are ‘chosen'[you did not choose me but I chose you…] Some through their own stubborness and rebellion, resist the Father’s will for great portions of their earthly lives… it is said that even the elect ‘could’ be fooled…but not that they ‘would’.

Some say that we get into Predestination as a result of these promises of God and since he knows the beginning and the end of the matter, there is an element of that.It should be to our encouragement however, since he has plans for us that are ‘good’ and not evil…

1 Thessalonians 4:1 NIVRead this chapter
[ Living to Please God ] Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

 

…Once we come to terms to trust and believe in God and not lean on our own ‘understanding’ we can begin the process of cleansing our temple[mind& heart]putting away the childish things, studying and learning to a workman serving God  no longer allowing evil thoughts to persuade our carnal minds, as we gradually  put on the  mind of Christ.

Philippians 1:21 NIVUKRead this chapter
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

…When we become disciplined and accustomed to living in the Word and putting the flesh last while we practice our belief as we choose new each day , in each and every circumstance we face, who we will choose to serve.. It is one or the other, God or our own carnal reasoning which was introduced to us by the devil…If God is God choose Him and live.. if he is not God or Lord of your life you will not choose Him. So to live is Christ and to put to death the deeds of the flesh is gaining favor in God’s sight and will lead to becoming joint heirs with Jesus.

Therefore as Paul said, we can not compare the sufferings we face now with the glories of the things to come..
2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIVUKRead this chapter
[ Warning Against Idleness ] In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

…If we become complacent and shrug our reasonable duty to God when we have been freed by His grace from all matters of our unrighteousness, when we put on Christ’s righteousness in our lives, we are reminded to ‘go and sin no more’….

If we let our light so shine before men, we do our duty to make disciples of all the nations and not shun our responsibilities as Christians in any area of our lives, including ‘everything’ we are to give thanks in and for.. then even in matters such as politics, we are sometimes faced with the spiritually moral dilemmas presented and it is then we have to stand up for Jesus and what he would do and want us to do.

We can not slack off as curse is he who does the will of God with slackness!!We  also are not to be cowardly or hide our lamp under a bushel… so being a hidden believer and not bearing the fruits of the Spirit make us double minded, two faced and self deceived.

John 3:36 NASB

John 2John 3John 4 

 

   36“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

…If we ‘believe’ and not just merely surfacely acknowledge a weak allegiance to … we will embrace and digest that belief to become part of us and then live by that belief… we are to obey and continue in his word and thus prove to be his disciples… we arent to be like the seed on rocky soil that grows a bit and then shrivels before any fruit can be born.We are to be like the tree planted by living waters and grow and bear fruit doing the will of our Father in heaven as Jesus always did what was pleasing to His Father, so shall we do.

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIVUKRead this chapter
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

…We can not allow ourselves to compromise and allow evil to have its place in our lives as the Lord shares his throne with no evil~! WE must take every thought captive and not be like Adam & Eve who considered, embraced and partook of reasoning that allowed them to defy God and thus loose their position in the garden, being cast out.

1 John 4:1 NIVRead this chapter
[ Test the Spirits ] Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

…the battleground for our souls is in our minds and thoughts are constantly presented to our minds to consider and think about which lead to our action or inactions.We will be judged by our actions and intent of our hearts. If we harbor iniquity in our hearts then we are double minded, meaning we entertain thoughts presented by demonic influences of the spirits roaming to and fro seeking whom they may devour… Resist the devil and reject the evil thoughts and you will be able to see right and wrong as you yield to the will of the Father.

2 Timothy 2:14 NIVRead this chapter
[ A Workman Approved by God ] Keep reminding them of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.

…The Holy Spirit of God that guides us into all truth, is always in agreement with the Word so where 2 or more are gathered in “MY” name, there I will be in the midst of them… a promise and instruction as to how we can test the spirit of any thought we get to consider. The Holy Spirit will never tell you anything that goes against the word of God as a house divided can not stand and Jesus and the Father are one and their Spirit of Truth is one with them as well and is here to guide us.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIVRead this chapter
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

…AS we study God’s word and let it grow in our hearts and minds, it will be ready to bear witness to what the Holy Spirit tries to teach us and also will send up the red flags when religious thoughts [from spirit of religion] and others in tandem approach your mind with the ‘what ifs’ that ultimately would cause you to doubt God and fail.

So study and become one with the word as Jesus is one with the Father!

Romans 12:1 NASBRead this chapter
[ Dedicated Service ] Therefore [1 Cor 1:10; 2 Cor 10:1-4; Eph 4:1; 1 Pet 2:11] I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to [Rom 6:13, 16, 19; 1 Cor 6:20; Heb 13:15; 1 Pet 2:5] present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

…The closer you draw near to God the closer he will draw near to you.. which would only stand to reason t hat you would want to be as best prepared to be before Him and not stand ashamed.

 

Romans 8:13 NASBRead this chapter
for [Rom 8:6] if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are [Col 3:5] putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

…all things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful, so to continue in an activity that will bring you shame , it is better to forsake such sinful activity and become a living sacrifice so that no one can rightly accuse you when you know you are doing the Lords will. Being falsely accused will happen, but you will know that your redeemer lives and that as long as you seek his will you will be safe from judgement.

Matthew 18:15 NIVRead this chapter
[ A Brother Who Sins Against You ] “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.

…Trying to show an unyielding carnal minded brother is not an easy task, especially when he has wronged you.Trying to bring him to his right mind in exposing the wrong is also difficult as he who is estranged will seek pretext to break out against sound judgement. So in love and gentleness you are to show the brother the error of his way and pray the Holy Spirit grants him repentence. If you are able to reach and persuade him to the truth, you will be blessed for having restored a brother.

Ezekiel 3:18 NASBRead this chapter
“When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his [Ezek 3:20; 33:6, 8] blood I will require at your hand.

…If like when Jonah didnt want to warn the Ninevites because he saw them as enemy, you are rebelling against the will of God and your life will reap punishment til you repent and comply..IF you do and others are reached for righteousness to give God glory, then you will be rewarded but if you dont, then you will be blamed…We are to walk blameless to it is better to do God’s will!

Titus 3:10 NASBRead this chapter
[2 John 10] Reject a [Rom 16:17] factious man [Matt 18:15] after a first and second warning,

…when a false teacher or false brother is in your midst only causing dissension and raising doubts to lead others astray, you are to warn him and witness to him in hopes of restoring him. If he remains unyielding and obviously is leading others astray, then you are to warn him to desist and if he doesnt, then you are to shun him and have nothing more to do with him til he is ready to receive the word of God and obey it.

Philippians 4:8 NIVRead this chapter
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things

…To be yielding to the Holy Spirit’s guidance will cause you to put away fifthy talk, thought word and deed and when you choose to think on fruitful thoughts you will be able to honestly please the father.

Galatians 5:22 NIVRead this chapter
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

…This is the barometer of how we are to sek and serve God..the Holy Spirit will bear peaceable fruits of righteousness within our beings and gradually allow those fruits to guide us in all our daily considerations and decisions .

1 Thessalonians 2:4 NIVRead this chapter
On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.

…As we mature, we become more confident in the word and we wear the whole armour of God, rightly divide the word and can stand ready to give account to all who ask or demand of us. We may not be popular and may be rejected but as servants are not greater than their master, we can expect at times to be mistreated as Jesus was, so when we are meeting various trials we are to count it as joy that we are privileged to share in his sufferings!

Hebrews 6:11 NIVRead this chapter
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

…To do this we must obey and embrace Gods word and not be double minded as to not receive from him the wisdom the Holy Spirit wishes to impart to us. If you are confused about who you are listening to, then that is not from God and you need to stop thinking, pray and wait to receive confirmation from the Lord before you proceed.

Once you are certain that you are hearing from the Holy Spirit, you will then be empowered to do Gods will.

 

Matthew 5:19 NIVRead this chapter
Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

…If you allow earthly compromise to negate Gods will then  you will fail.If you stand up to what you know what is right according to Gods will and not the will of man, then you will be great in the kingdom of God, even if you are looked upon as a nut by others.

 

Acts 5:29 NIVRead this chapter
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men.

…This is true for all of us and it is time we stand against abortion in America as it is evil, no matter how you may carnally want to justify it! Over 47 Million have been killed so far~ their choices silenced, their bodies mercillessly ripped apart and disposed of like trash.

If God is Lord of your life, then obey him!~

If you have a conscience obey that~!

I have now had some time to think and review these verses and have placed my initial comments on them according the the  level I am now at in my service to almighty God. I hope and pray that you will see what the Lord is trying to tell you through the words he has enabled me to present.  🙂 GBU~! Ave

An answer to another blog asking ” Who can save you?”


Hi,
Your title was eye catching. I dont have sound on my computer however so I dont know what the You Tube is about, sorry~!

But the answer is the same for all people.Only one person ever came from heaven to earth to save our souls. He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, very aquainted with grief. He tirelessly healed the sick, fed the poor & preached the good news on how to be saved from eternal damnation, but most werent satisfied with his answers & then killed him.

Well you cant keep a good man down! He came back a few days later, stronger than before as he conquered death & rose again. Many took note &listened.

Still many more didnt and then started lying about him & saying he wasnt for real & try til this day to make him out to be a scam, but he isnt. He is real!

So those who hate him or dont know him, look for alternatives, rather than listening to him & embracing his solution for gaining eternal life & making peace with God.

Cleverly and with devilish inspirations, many ways were created to divert seekers from the truth. Then societal implications called for people to tolerate their differences while here on earth & forced acceptance of the false truths to dilute the one &only real truth, which was spoken by this man & those who were enlightened &followed him throughout the ages til present.

Now however the pollution of all the lies and laws have demoted him in the eyes of most men to that of a good person or one of many prophets, while he is the only way the truth & the life and no one can attain heaven without him, yet the love of most has grown cold. People get caught up in their every day lives &put considering him on the back burner of their minds & priorities.

Many have embraced lies for their own gain or by their own ignorance of the truth and have rejected him altogether. Unless they come to see the light, they will be forever lost in eternity.

To address this, lies claiming eternity doesnt exist, or that punishment for evildoers isnt real, have lulled many into a false sense of security in that they choose not to believe and for them it is then ‘so’.

The world continues on its way, with murder, hate, lies, wars, stealing, rape,&more & he promised to come again to take us away from this all, but we have to persevere til his return and we are to spread the word to others so that they can have hope for their eternal future as well. His name is Jesus & he loves you!He will come again & we will be saved!~Ave