No! Not 7 But "8"

After cleaning and making the house spic 'n span [I try...], off to the grocery my son and I went to get a few things. He's going back to school tomorrow. He's such a big help.
When I logged in and started reading some posts, sister Alleluiabelle had tagged me with her latest post! I wasn't sure at first if I wanted to do this, I think I just didn't know if I would come up with eight things. But I want to thank you sister Alleluiabelle for making me a part of it. I think it's a great way to know more about each other and the other bloggers. If you haven't passed by sister Alleluiabelle's blog site, please do so and be blessed with her deep thoughts and heartfelt journey as she humbly serves and seeks the Lord in her ways.

To do this "8 Things" Tag, you just:

- Mention the person who tagged you.
- Complete the list of 8's.
- Tag 8 of your wonderful blogging friends
- Go tell them that you tagged them.

"8" Things I Look Forward To:

1. To "retire" in the Kingdom where my citizenship belongs
2. To have a "godly" leader in all branches of government and other institutions
3. For more people to know about Christ and His gift of salvation
4. For the Lord to lead me where He really wants me so I can serve Him to my fullest capacity
5. For my neck pain [I had a neck injury from work in 1997] to vanish
6. To grow old with my dear husband gracefully as we watch our son grow up and mature
7. To enjoy each day knowing God is always there no matter what trials will come in my way
8. To be able to keep writing for the Lord and composing songs for His glory

"8" Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Woke up late and feeling that we would be late for the fellowship, had devotion with my family
2. After having 2 cups of caffeine, realizing yes, we could make it! [with hubby and son], rushed to get ready for the fellowship that started at 09:30 a.m.
3. Had lunch at Olive Garden. I ate a bowl of salad and almost finished my "Seafood Alfredo"
4. Too hot so I just relaxed with my family up in the loft and started reading a little bit from a new book I got the other day about writing Christian fictions
5. "zzz" - Just had a little nap, with the book almost falling on my face
6. Made coffee [decaf] for dinner. That was all I had because I ate too much for lunch. I love this decaf medium roast coffee from Ikea
7. Pulled a little bit of little weeds that grew through the cracks on the side yard
8. Blogged and read others' because they encourage me until my eyelids felt heavy

"8" Shows I Watch:

I'm not really much of a tv fanatic. I'm spending more time in the computer or playing with my guitar or reading the Bible and other books. But I do enjoy it so much when I visit my best friend and we watch shows at their house like:
1. American Idol
2. The Bachelor/ Bachelorette [if on]
3. CSI
4. Jeopardy
5. News
6. Movies [whatever good ones are showing]
7. Make over shows
8. Foodnetwork

"8" Bloggers Tagged:

Instead of mentioning my favorite bloggers [as I have a lot!], I welcome you instead, yes, "you" who's reading it right now and please feel free to join and be tagged by "me" because I want to know more about you.
Thank you for passing by and God bless all of you...Thanks again sister Alleluiabelle. This was fun.
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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: NLT Bible ]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].