NO ROOM, NO TIME…

By Anita Mondragon
 
There always seems to be room in life,
For pleasures, and parties, and fun;
But still in life, Jesus has no part…
There is no room for the Son!
 
There’s always room for gossip and lies,
And dreams of lust and ambition;
But there’s never enough time to search the heart,
And notice it’s sad condition!
 
There is always room for overtime, Read more…


LOST NO MORE

By Anita Mondragon
 
I wrote the following poem in April of 2009.  It was inspired by the old hymn, “The Ninety and Nine.”  I was that lost sheep until Jesus found me!  -Anita
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LOST NO MORE
 
There’s an old song sung,
Where a story is told,
Of ninety-nine sheep,
Who were safe in the fold.
 
But one lamb was lost,
It had gone astray;
Up on the mountain…
In the hills far away.
 
So, the Shepherd went looking Read more…


DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

By Anita Mondragon
 
Back in the ’60s, I protested the Vietnam war.  I stood with my friends, held signs, and chanted along with the voices of outrage.  MY protest was the death of many of my classmates that occurred during that violent time in our history.    I looked up the life expectancy of a private soldier, and here’s what I found… The following is an account from :
 
Al Nolf, former Senior Chief (E-8) at United States Navy (1968-1989)
I served three Combat tours in Vietnam. ’70-71, ’73-’75 including Operations Eagle Pull, Frequent Wind, and Baby Lift, the evacuation of Saigon. Extraction.

Army Helo pilots came to duty as Warrant Officers with a 45 minute life expectancy. They were told so when they signed up. Read more…



BORN FOR THIS…

By Anita Mondragon
 
How many times have you heard someone say, “I was born for this!”?  I know I’ve said it a time or two myself when I found out I was good at something.  Folks have even written songs pertaining to this very subject…  Remember, “Born To Be Wild”-Steppenwolf, released in June of 1968?  If you remember the 60’s, I believe almost everyone thought they were born to be wild.  But there was another man born for a greater purpose about 2,000 years ago!
 
I was watching a movie the other night. Read more…


INNOCENT BLOOD

By Anita Mondragon
 
Last night, as my youngest and I said our bedtime prayers, we went through the usual things in our prayers.  I got him into bed, and put myself to bed…started to drift off into slumber, and was awakened by a small hand on my shoulder gently shaking me.  A quiet voice whispered, “Mom…can we just thank God for all the good things He does for us?”  Well, that woke me up real fast I can tell you!  I said, “Of course son!  Good idea!”  
 
As he knelt next to my bed, we began to pray.  He started first, saying one thing he was thankful for, Read more…


GRACE

By Anita Mondragon
 
 
If you are a born again Believer…you know about grace.  If you’re not, the definition is simple.  It is the unmerited favor of God upon you.  In simpler terms, that just means, we don’t get what we deserve…we receive love, mercy and forgiveness instead.
 
It’s easy to obtain grace-at least from God.  All we have to do is confess our sins and He will forgive us.  However, it’s not that easy to receive grace from others because they usually don’t want to give it!  
 
The point is… Read more…


If…

by Anita Mondragon
 
 
If is a small word…only two letters, but in regards to Scripture, it is the biggest word in the Bible.  1 John 1:9-10 says this:  ” If we confess our sinshe is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. [10] If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
 
Most of us don’t consider ourselves to be ‘sinners’.  We admit that we aren’t perfect, we know we do things that are displeasing to the Lord, but we end up by saying, “I’m pretty good…I’m not all that bad.  I’m just as good as everyone else.  I try to be kind…I obey the law, pay my taxes, etc.”
 
But the word ‘if’ seems to imply that there is a choice involved. Read more…


A Square Peg and  A Round Hole

by Anita Mondragon
 
I found myself a little more than annoyed this morning when I was awakened by these words:  “You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole…”  This phrase played over and over in my mind like a stuck record.
 
I was in a sweet slumber, reveling in the warmth of my fuzzy blanket, when those words shattered my peace!  Finally I said out loud, “What are you talkin’ about Lord?”
 
Some of you may ask how I knew it was the Lord.  Well, that’s the way He talks to me.  My mind always has a million tasks I need to finish…a long list of things going through it at any given time, so God has to sound like a broken record before I hear Him.
 
That being said, the next words I heard were, “Get up and start writing.”  Read more…


COVID19 VERSUS ROMANS 1:16

by Art Herrera
 
Today at the gas station a man yelled at me using some very colorful language…! He said for me to use hand sanitizer that way I do not infect him and his wife with this virus that is going on. I didn’t see any hand sanitizer so I asked him to show me. He came over next to me really close and showed me where the sanitizer was attached. I pointed out to him that he was only two feet away from me and if one of us was infected now both of us are. The man asked me why I am so calm with all of this that is going on in our world. I told him I have great peace because God is the one that has given me the peace.


What’s Next?

by Anita Mondragon
 
WHAT’S NEXT?
 
During this time of uncertainty, things look quite grim.  Nothing on the news but death, despair, pain, suffering, business after business closing, unemployment, food rationing…all BAD news…nothing good these days!  I’m sure we all at one time or another have momentairly become fearful, wondering “What’s next??”
 
But the Bible says in 2 Timothy 4:8,  “There is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord… will award to me on that day.” 
 
If you KNOW Jesus as your Lord and Savior, no matter what happens…you can welcome what comes next!  Don’t dwell on what is going on around you at this time.  Fix your eyes on what is eternal!  Then, TRUST God!   –
 
2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”