Hello everybody…It’s November. Where did 2022 go? This month is a time to take back what was lost by bad politicians and look forward to better days.
Be Sure To Vote
It’s finally arrived. We can now vote our values. If your values are liberal, you will most likely be voting for a liberal administration that pushes a liberal agenda. In the past, that was not so terrible because even the liberals were patriotic and wanted the best for America. Now, that is not true. Today’s liberals are socialists seeking the overthought of our country.
They, the liberals, are far left and follow socialistic values. They took us away from being energy independent. They are responsible for high inflation. They blame others for their bad choices. I could go on and on but who cares. The fact is…we are now faced with hard times, high interest rates and a government that lies to us about almost everything.
It’s time to vote for the good guys, conservatives that will take us back to the prosperity and freedoms we use to have. “Don’t Forget To Vote”
Local Author Day
We had a great day on the 29th of October at Barnes & Noble in Ocala. We sold lots of books and met a lot of new people. Many signed up for our monthly newsletter and are now on our Verry Important Person list. Thanks to all who came by.
Book of The Month
Our, “Book of The Month” is Pulpit Poems. It is a great book full of Christian Poems that are divided into over 50 categories.
Pulpit Poems is especially designed as a, “Resource” for Pastors and Bible Teachers in their sermon and bible study preparations.
There are over 215 Inspired Christian Poems, most of which are short and powerful. They are “Great For Bulletins And Newsletters.” It’s also good for “Sunday School Lessons”, “Posters and Pass-A-Long Materials.”
Pulpit Poems is a work of love spanning nearly 50 years. It is sure to bless your heart and encourage you as you walk by faith with the Lord.
Pulpit Poems is a “Great Gift item” for Pastor’s Appreciation Sunday or a Christmas gift for other church leaders. It is also perfect as a “Daily Devotionals.” Each poem is tied to a scripture with a brief thought-provoking commentary.
Last month we presented three trivia questions. We had a lot of interest but few correct answers. Here are the questions again and the answers:
1. What was Abraham’s father’s name? Answer…Terah
In the Book of Joshua, in his final speech to the Israelite leaders assembled at Shechem, Joshua recounts the history of God’s formation of the Israelite nation, beginning with “Terah the father of Abraham Genesis 26:31
2. What bible character was caught up into the heavens, escaping death? Answer… Elijah 2 Kings 2:1-18
The chapter begins, “When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind . . .” (verse 1). The Bible doesn’t actually say that Elijah rode to heaven in a chariot of fire, but that is the assumption, since there was a flaming chariot and horses of fire at the scene, along with the whirlwind.
Note: There was also another Bible character that was taken without experiencing death. His name was Enoch.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrews :11:5
It is believed that these two men are the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation that show up at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, are killed an d come back to life.
3. Who followed King Saul in the precession of Hebrew Kings” Answer King David
Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel 2 Samuel 5:4
4. Which Bethlehem was Jesus born in? Answer…Bethlehem of Judea
Matthew 2:1-2 – Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Note: tradition says that the birth of Jesus was actually in August, not December.
Here’s a trivia question for this month….. Where did Jesus walk on water?
Karaoke is still alive at Mc Calls in The Villages, every Monday from 1-4. See you there…lots of fun. It also looks real good that Bart will be doing karaoke at the PUB too on Wednesdays from 5-8 PM
Don’t forget to “Gobble! Gobble! this month. It’s not far away and if you need to curl up with a good book, check out our website for a good book. The address is www.marinellichristianbooks.com
I’ll close out my newsletter this month with a Thanksgiving Poem?
Thank You Heavenly Father
Thank you, Heavenly Father,
For this beautiful day
And for the many blessings
That come our way.
For by your Spirit
Comes joy untold,
As hearts are mended
And lives made whole.
Thank you Heavenly Father
For this beautiful day.
It is with deep appreciation
That we kneel to pray.
For Jesus, our Lord
Has set us free
And given us eyes of love
To behold your majesty.
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we shall rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24
Even the day is blessed of God. He keeps us on track and leads us into His will that we night be to the praise of His glory.
Until next time
John Marinelli, Author & Poet