The Fine Print

The Fine Print

By M Newberg

Read the fine print.  The fine print is found in so many places in our lives today.  Sometimes it’s not found because it is so small!  As I see it, the fine print is a way for a company or person to communicate to you without you knowing that they are.

Contracts have it.  Notifications from bill collectors.  TV commercials have it.  It’s unethical in my opinion.  It’s done intentionally to keep most people from reading it.  We don’t want to read it in this fast-paced world.  If I want to buy a house or car, I don’t want to take the time to read the small print, I’m worn out, tired, by the time the paperwork is ready to sign I don’t want to take the time to read it.  That’s what they expect us to do.

            Medications have the small print.  Medication commercials are probably the worst.  A paragraph at the bottom of the screen that to read it you must pause the commercial, go find a magnifying glass, get about an inch from the TV and then maybe you could read it.

            Why?  Why do companies do this?  They do it to protect themselves.  Disclaimers and legal jargon that most of us wouldn’t understand anyway.  For example, if you take a new medication and find yourself harmed from it, you’ll probably lose a lawsuit because they already gave you (in small print) every reason why you shouldn’t take that medication.  

            “Mr. Jones, did you read the pamphlet that came with the medication?  Did you read the warnings on the commercial?  Did you read the small print before taking the medication?”

            “Well, not all of it your honor, my doctor prescribed it, so I took it.”

            “Mr. Jones, you were irresponsible in your duty to read the fine print before taking the medicine, therefore the case is dismissed!”

            The fine print is not going away anytime soon, and I doubt that most of us will begin to read it either.

            There is one place you don’t have to worry about deception and hidden motives, and that’s in God’s word.  He is up front about the risks in following Him.  Count the cost, the scriptures suggest.  Look at how many people were persecuted in the bible and yet they continued to take the risk of following Him.

Luke 14:25-33 NASB

25 Now large crowds were going along with Him, and He turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who are watching it will begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build, and was not able to finish!’ 31 Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to face the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 Otherwise, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and requests terms of peace. 33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

                The Father in heaven has no hidden agenda.  He is righteous and just and is not out to trick us.  No fine print just the facts written out for us in plain sight; easy to read.  We have a lot to lose and to gain from following Him.  The world around us has counted that cost and has chosen to go their own way.  They want instant gratification here and now.  The sad thing is that they get their worldly reward now and nothing in the life to come.  Their reward pales in comparison to His!

            It’s a struggle for most of us to pay the cost of following Yeshua.  It can be a hard road to take but our reward is waiting for us with Him!

            So, the next time that you see a commercial, buy a car, or take a new medication that has fine print, you may want to read it and then count the cost.  Yahovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is worth the risk.  He’s the honest One who doesn’t hide His motives as opposed to the world around us.

This article is designed to educate, inform, and bring awareness of the King of Kings, Yeshua is LORD, and to help you to consider this for your life…count the cost! Disclaimer:  I am not a medical professional, nor have any legal training.

Welcome Mat

Drive through any neighborhood in America and you will see, scattered throughout, welcome mats laying in front of entryways.  You might also see decorative welcome signs hung on doors, fences, garage doors, in flower beds and on posts. 

          It’s a nice gesture but, are we truly welcome?  These decorative signs give you a nice comfy feeling but are they sincere?  I always wonder what would happen if I walked up to one of these homes and walked in without knocking.  I wouldn’t be very welcomed even though they are saying welcome all over their house!  So, we are not really welcome in their homes.

          Back when I was growing up and generations before me, churches would leave their doors unlocked so that people would feel welcome to go in and pray or reflect.  My mother, when she was a young girl, would go walking around town with her friend.  One day she fell and skinned her knee and was bleeding, her and her friend were close to a church.  The church was unlocked, and they went in and down in the basement was a first aid kit.  They bandaged her knee and put everything back where they found it and left the church.  They were truly welcome.

          Where are you welcome?  Let me tell you.  Yeshua (Jesus), says,

John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me”.

He also says,

Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

          His arms are open wide and welcoming us to Him and His way.  We can be walking away from Him in sin and turn completely around and fall into His arms; He will forgive us and welcome us into His kingdom!

Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

          The world doesn’t really welcome us and comfort us, and our neighbors don’t really welcome us into their homes uninvited.  Celebrities, politicians, kings, queens, and other royalty and elites are untouchable to us common folks, yet Yeshua the true King, is always available and welcoming; He has open arms for all of us.  So, if you’re feeling down and unwelcomed, if the world seems cold and impersonal run to Yeshua!  Read your bible, and talk and pray to Him.  His welcome mat is down, and His door is unlocked; go on in and visit with Him!



Have you ever walked through a maze?  Have you ever walked into a building that was so big it felt like a maze?  How about the house of mirrors at an amusement park?  I have done all of these, and it can be intimidating!

          The building that I work in is something like a maze to visitors.  Step right in…you got your hallways, your elevators, and your steps…where do you go?  We even have signs and directories in the entryway, yet visitors are still stumped.  It can be overwhelming.

          To the person that works in the building it seems simple.  Go to the right, up the stairs, take elevator one to elevator three then down three stairs, through the long green hallway and you will walk right into it!  Simple as that, right?

          Life can be that maze or giant building you feel lost and confused in.  It can be overwhelming, confusing, and anxiety inducing.  Which direction do I go, right, or left, up, or down?  How about I just quit because it is too overwhelming?  I just won’t do life right now, because if I do, I might go in the wrong direction or get stuck.  I don’t want to get to the top of life and find out I’m really on the bottom.  I don’t want to do it wrong!

          Wait!  There’s help available!  And that is letting the Designer of life guide

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you.  He knows all the ups and downs.  He’s got the blueprints…He made the blueprints!  We need to ask Him for directions.

          I believe that King David experienced these feelings.  King Saul was hunting him down.  God wanted David to be King.  If David wouldn’t have been seeking God, the whole time he might have given up.  With all the adversity he might have wondered if he was even supposed to be king.  He may have thought, I keep running into obstacles, does God really want me to be king?

          David became king because he put God first, he trusted God with his life, and he was confident in God’s direction for his life.  He had obstacles, opposition, trials, tribulations, anxiety, and depression; yet he stayed connected with God.  He knew to keep on the path he was on, and he would reach his destination.

          So, don’t give up.  Consider whether you’ve been staying connected to God.  The God of the bible.  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Stay connected with Him; pray, and read your bible, so when you feel like you’re on the wrong path, you can ask Him.  Obey Him, and He’ll direct your steps.  He is amazing!  Read about David and see.  “Name it and claim it” isn’t going to get you there.  Pretending that life is easy isn’t going to get you there.  You must ask the Tour Guide and follow His directions.

You can read about David in 1st & 2nd Samuel.  The Psalms can provide a good look at David’s emotional struggles.

Psalm 119:105-112

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am exceedingly afflicted;
Revive me, Lord, according to Your word.
108 Be pleased to accept the voluntary offerings of my mouth, Lord,
And teach me Your judgments.
109 My life is continually in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your Law.
110 The wicked have set a trap for me,
Yet I have not wandered from Your precepts.
111 I have inherited Your testimonies forever,
For they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, even to the end.

John 16:13

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 14:15-17

15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”


What Do Cows Have to do with it?

by: M Newberg

So, I try so hard to drive to work each day and each day my stomach hurts to even think about the drive.  I do not automatically get up and think oh goody I get to drive to work today!  Nope.  Not any day that I can think of since we moved. 

So today April 27, 2021 I start to leave for work, get about 3-4 miles into it and I just cannot do it today.  Stomach hurts and anxiety at a low slightly elevated level.  My brain is thinking too much and so I turn around and go home.

I have spent most of the day looking for a good bible study online.  I know that I must get into God’s word to find healing.  Found a lot of good websites and blogs, but no good bible study for a woman on the edge.

I still feel that emptiness.  I feel unsettled.  Lazy.  Unmotivated.  Overwhelmed.  What is wrong with me?

Why do I need a bible study?  Can I not study the bible for myself; just open it up and read and search for God’s truth?

I really want to blog and share.  I have not found a good thing to write about.  Writer’s block I suppose.

Then there’s the depression that returns again and again.  Worry, fret, guilt, and the feeling of not belonging.  I know this must be affecting my family.

I know my husband is trying to be supportive and encouraging.

I am of no use to anyone being stuck like this.  Hence, the enemy seems to be winning but I don’t serve him, I serve the True Living God!  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!  The Messiah Yeshua!  He wins!  He can use me as a tool to help and encourage others.  How or what must I do to let Him do this?

There is such a strong spirit of doubt today and in our times.  A last-ditch effort by the enemy to get as many people as he can to jump ship before our Savior returns to take us home.  I must not succumb to these doubts.  Yes, they may come but I must resist.  I must stand with my faith in Yahovah.  Yeshua died for me to live.

We had recently bought a side of beef, a half of a cow.  I keep thinking about that cow.  It lost its life so that people could eat, and life could be sustained.  It makes me sad and tempts me to be a vegetarian, but it also makes me think about Yeshua being innocent, and His life He gave up to save us; to sustain our lives. 

I know Yahovah must have brought the cow to my mind.  I have been sad about animals losing their lives but have not really thought about how it benefits me.  The cow was innocent, did no wrong that I know of, yet he was killed for my sake.  (The cow is not a savior because his life was taken, Yeshua gave His life, it was not taken).

Have you ever driven in the country and looked out your window at cows in the field?  I do, and I think about how they graze peacefully with no worries, no concern that any day their life will be required of them.  They will be slaughtered so that people can eat.  For some reason that causes me anxiety, but it’s the truth, next time I drive down the same road, will that cow still be there or will it be gone.

And…what do cows have to do with the issue of anxiety and depression?  Nothing really except that it makes me meditate on the fact that Yeshua gave His life so that I can be healed.  I can have peace, and if not in this life but when I am with my Savior, I will be free from the burden of this world! 

Have you considered what Yeshua did for you?  Think about it the next time you eat beef or see a cow grazing.

“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'” John 1:29 NKJV

“The place in the Scripture which he read was this:

‘He was led as a sheep to the slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.'” Acts 8:32 NKJV

“There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him;” Rev 22:3 NASB

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30 NASB

The Lonely Sign

            There it stands, the lonely sign on the side of the highway or at an intersection.  Alone, solo, single. When the sun shines the sign will shine and glow.  At night when headlights fall upon the sign, it beams and sparkles.  When a car has passed, the sign is left behind alone in the dark.

            By itself at night, when the traffic slows, it stands lonely again.  Dark and cold, only an occasional critter scurrying around; the sign stands alone.  No warm covering, and no intended visitors.  It has no way to move from the place it stands.

            When I pass a sign, I get this lonely feeling that I cannot quite describe.  It is a feeling of an empty or lonely place, like walking down the highway by yourself.  Cars come and go but when they are gone there you are alone.  The same feeling that you might feel standing next to a giant forest by yourself at night!  The loneliness falls on you like a blanket.

                        “May the flood of water not overflow me nor the deep swallow me up nor the pit shut its mouth on me.” 

Psalm 69:15

            Are you that lonely sign?  Stuck in loneliness and fear?  Do you have that lonely feeling in the pit of your stomach?  A feeling you cannot quite describe.  Does the darkness envelop you leaving you cold, lonely, and empty?  Do the critters that visit you occasionally, come and go, not offering any real light and warmth; they only visit out of necessity?

I lie awake, I have become like a lonely bird on a housetop.”  Psalm 102:7 

            Being alone is not always a bad thing.  It can be a nice quiet peaceful time to reflect or relax.  It is the deep-down lonely feeling that is dangerous and debilitating.  In this place we do not want to stay for a long time.  How do we get out of this place and escape these feelings?

            I remember, when I was younger, my mom described a feeling like going in a hole and hiding there, and not being able to get out.  She would say that she felt like crawling in a hole and dying.  Now I realize, at those times, she was probably in a deep depression.  Mom found ways to get out of the hole.  If she were here today, she would tell you that any progress forward in her life was God working in her life.  She would testify that God sent literal angels her way, at just the right time, to bring her light.  She dug out of that hole many times.  I wonder if she thought about the lonely road signs like I do.

            Each one of our lives have different challenges, with many ups and downs.  We have many options for getting through each day.  God has a plan for each one of our lives and it is up to us whether we are going to give our life over to Him to accomplish this.  As recorded in the Psalms, King David suffered horrible lows emotionally, but our Heavenly Father always made a way out of the darkness for him.

1 Give ear to my prayer, O God;

And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.

2 Give heed to me and answer me;

I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

3Because of the voice of the enemy,

Because of the pressure of the wicked;

For they bring down trouble upon me

And in anger they bear a grudge against me.

4 My heart is in anguish within me,

And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

5 Fear and trembling come upon me,

And horror has overwhelmed me.

6 I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!

I would fly away and be at rest.

Psalm 55:1-6

16 As for me, I shall call upon God,

And the LORD will save me.

17 Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,

And He will hear my voice.

18 He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me,

For they are many who strive with me.

19 God will hear and answer them—

Psalm 55:16-19

            The above scripture is an example of David crying out to God and how God will answer him.  (I cut out some of the chapter to make the point but encourage you to read the whole chapter.)  I have read much of the book of Psalms which continues to minister to me.  I feel that David experienced the same emotional struggles that I do.

            Our Heavenly Father can be that sunshine that lights up your day.  He can be the “headlights” that make you stand up tall and shine.  He will visit you with His Holy Spirit to counsel you.  He will send His angels to minister to you. 

            Each day is not going to be perfect for us, but God will be there with us through it.

*All scripture is from the NASB unless otherwise noted.

ROY MARCUS COHN (1927-1986) My synopsis of the documentary “Where’s My Roy Cohn?”

A man who lived on the edge, daring, private, and successful.  Both loved and hated.  Was he really loved, in the end who was there?  Who really loved him?

I had not heard of Mr. Cohn before I watched a documentary about Donald Trump.  I became interested in this intriguing young handsome charismatic attorney.

I watched the documentary Where’s My Roy Cohn? about this famous American attorney.  I was left with an eerie feeling of sadness and dread.  His goal in life was to die poor and in debt to the IRS.  He was successful in doing so.

Maybe his mother, who was said to be ugly, thought he was the most beautiful thing.  He was spoiled by her and seemingly he was her whole life.  So, what went wrong?

Where did he get his ruthless and evil presence?  What drove him in his pursuit of power?

From what I saw in the documentary my perception is that it wasn’t about the money.  If a man’s goal is to die poor and in debt it can’t be about the money.  It seems that it was about control, power, and success.

At the pinnacle of his success, the rich, powerful, elite, and criminal sought him out to represent them.  He hobnobbed with the very top of the political, industrial, and criminal society.  Riding on the wings of deception, denial, and influential connections he became successful.  Seen as an intellectual genius, even when he lost, he considered himself a winner.

His influence and seemingly successful law career appeared to help those that he represented to rise even higher in power.  He was able to convince them of his credo:  even when you lose you have won!

This man, Mr. Cohn, seemed to have an evil, charismatic presence and brought fear to those that opposed him.

Sadly, Mr. Cohn died sick, lonely, poor, and in debt.  He was disbarred, stripped of what had made him so powerful.  His trip through this world was a short and disastrous one.  In the end I picture him in a cold, antiseptic white hospital room, alone, not knowing who he was.  Sick, confused, weak yet, still fighting to live a lie.

Where were all those that purportedly loved him?  Where were those rich and powerful people that he had invested so much energy into?  Where were they to help lift him out of his bed of death and poverty?  Nowhere.


1 Corinthians 1:19-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.”

20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.


The Odd Thing.

One cold day I was driving through the campus area in our town.  As I was tied up in traffic, I started to people watch.   I saw a person all bundled up for the cold weather.  The person was faced away from me, but the style of coat they wore, I perceived that it was a woman.  The hood of her coat was drawn up over her head and she was wearing what looked like warm gloves and comfortable shoes.  She was appropriately dressed for the cold weather.

I wondered, where is she from, does she attend college, and is she from another country?  I thought about how she walked and what that could tell me about her, such as age, race, etc.  Why though?  Why did I need to know those things about her?  The truth is, I didn’t need to know anything about this person.  My mind automatically tried to analyze more than what was on the surface.  Why?  I don’t know, accept that I’ve been taught, or programmed by society to do so.  Yet, I don’t want to do that!

I thought, “what if we all wore coats all of the time“?  If we all wore something that covered our skin, or hid anything that would show that we are different.  We could wear any style, color or combination of colors and designs.  How would we treat each other then?  We wouldn’t be able to tell the color of each other’s skin.  Everyone’s “skin” would be different.  There would be thousands of combinations and designs.  There wouldn’t be just black and white.  How would we treat each other under those conditions?

Somehow, we must stop profiling and categorizing people based on skin color, ethnicity, or anything that makes us different.

The lady in the coat was never identifiable, to me, as any color, ethnicity, age, or gender.  I never saw her face or skin.  This frustrated me because I couldn’t put her in a category.  Do we all try to categorize people?  I admit this is wrong but how do I get past this?  How do I change the way my brain has been programmed?

God, our Heavenly Father, has the answer to this problem.

Romans 12:2 (NASB)
” And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”


A person who is black or white cannot change their color.  A person with big ears, short fingers, blue, or brown eyes cannot change those features.  People are born the way they are, they did not ask to be a certain color, height, or nationality.  A person who has hundreds of tattoos most likely are not going to get them all removed even if they come to a point of hating them.  Why hate a person for something that they can’t change?  Why hate a person at all for any reason?  I wonder if these differences scare us therefore, we try to find people who are similar so that we don’t feel odd.

Acts 17:24-28 (NKJV)
“24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’”


Philippians 2:3-4 (NASB)
3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

I realize that you can’t ignore the differences in people or pretend that they’re not different.  Make the differences matter.  Enjoy each person that is different from you; it would be a boring world if we were all just like you or me!

Have you considered what’s deep in your mind and heart regarding people being different?  Let God change your heart and mind; let Him renew your mind with His word and the Holy Spirit!  Pray and ask God to change your heart and mind to see people as He sees them.


Welcome to Town!


I hadn’t driven very far when I remembered “he’s” coming to town.  Darn, and I’m going right through campus.  Too late now, maybe I can miss the traffic, maybe he hasn’t arrived yet or has already been here.  Then I saw it, the sign, “Bark for Bernie”, a young couple and their dog walking toward campus proudly displayed a large handwritten sign.  Nope, looks like it hasn’t started yet.

Bernie Sanders, the well-known 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was coming to our town today.  Welcome to town Bernie!  There are just a few things I’d like to ask you.  How’d you get here?  Were you keeping the Green initiatives in mind when you showered, dressed, and traveled?  Did you think of protecting my air and my children’s and grandchildren’s air?  What was your carbon footprint like today?

Bernie, did you ride in a limo, or a Cadillac, Lincoln, Mercedes, or a mere hybrid?  Still looks pretty good compared to my newest mode of transportation:  a 2007 Ford Escape, bought and paid for mind you.  Approximately 12 years old.

Bernie, did you have an escort?  When you needed coffee or a drink did you stop at the local “get-n-go” and run in and stand in line to pay for it?  Did you use the facilities because you couldn’t wait till you got to your destination to “go”?

Bernie, did you have armed guards?  You know, the ones that carry weapons like, (heaven forbid), semi-automatic rifles?

Bernie, did you mingle with the crowds of people that walked, drove, bicycled, scooter, or ran to see you?  Did you invite them to your home to visit?

You see, Bernie, I ask these questions for a reason.  While you stand up there on your podium well protected, financially secure, and catered to, my family is working and wondering if their car is going to make it to the grocery store.  We wonder if we can have the privilege of being armed for our own protection and our children’s.  Bernie, we are tired when we get off work, and yet drive ourselves to the store and wait in long lines.

When you talk about democratic socialism, free college, and free health care I don’t believe you one bit.  Just tell the truth, it’s not free, neither one will be free.  To the recipient it will seem that way but to the taxpayers no.  You and I know that we all will have to pay so no, it’s not free.  Just say it.  Why is that so hard for you to say?  Oh yes because you know that all those young 18-25-year old Americans will vote for you, and their population is growing, and they squeak a little louder than us older folks.  Squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Nothing’s for free.  Jesus is free, yet even that comes with a price or sacrifice on the recipient’s part (the bible tells us to count the cost).  If it’s too good to be true, it’s probably not true.  It’s not true that there will be free college and health care.

You see, I like the idea of free college and free health care.  I think yes if you want to pay for it, I’ll take it!  If you paid for my college and health care, would there be strings attached or “conditions”?  Am I going to get a quality education or quality health care?  Will I be indebted to you or feel that I am? Since you’re paying for my college and health care can you drop in on me anytime to check up on my “well being” invading my privacy?

My husband says you get what you pay for.  Might not be very good college or health care.

It just doesn’t fit, Mr. Sanders, you can fool some of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

I talked to my daughter once and asked her why we can’t have free college and health care without killing babies.  She responded (I paraphrase), you must give up something to get something else, or in other words, pick your battles.  You have accomplished your goal with her and many others that I know, but not me.  I neither trust you nor believe you.

Don’t play the little old man game with me.  Some people (mostly women) I know think that all rich white men are evil, so why don’t they think that about you?  You’re a white man, you’re wealthy (rich), so why do they hate President Trump and not you?  It’s very simple, you want to give them free reign to kill their babies and he doesn’t.  I don’t think President Trump acts like something he’s not.  He knows he rich, he knows he’s conceited, he knows he’s white, he knows he loves this country and he knows he a capitalist.  Do I like that about him?  Not all of it, but I think he is more honest than you.  You on the other hand you have rode on the wings of capitalism to get to the height of having the opportunity to have the power to take it away from everybody else.

Mr. Sanders, if I sit at home and crochet hot pad holders, (do you know what those are) then go open a store to sell those hot pat holders, I am capitalizing on my creativity.  I have earned wages for my hard work.  What’s so wrong about that?  Let’s say my mom gave me $100.00 to get the supplies to make the hot pad holders and I keep all the income from the business, it’s still a good thing.  If I make a billion dollars from my $100.00 hot pad holders it makes it no worse.  If the American people can’t capitalize on their creativity, keep the income, and spend it how they want, why do anything at all.  That’s one of the wonderful things about this country, capitalizing on an idea!

Bernie, I’m only slightly college educated, middle aged, I’m not classified as a genius, and even I know socialism, (or whatever you want to call it), is very dangerous for this country; those that swallow your lies, don’t really understand what freedom is.  Because, Bernie, they won’t be enjoying the same freedoms that you will be enjoying as leader of this country.  Like being escorted for your safety, like having armed security all around you, like not having to stand in the bread and cheese line while your children are crying for food, and like having to use the public facilities.  Having the money to send your children or grandchildren to a private college. This is the country that you want.  You won’t take advantage of the free college or free health care because it won’t be to your standards—you will be privileged!

Why do we have to try to be like other countries?  Let’s be our own country, with our own ways, and lead by example so others will want to be like us, not the other way around.  Which seems to be the reason why we have a border problem because we are prosperous and free, and others want that.  So maybe you really do want border control, just in a different way.

You should be ashamed of misleading the American people.  Using free college, climate change, and free health care to the young people as a vise to get them to do your will.  You are evil!  But are you really?

I have a few theories:

  1. You really believe what you’re doing is the best for this country and its people.
  2. You are very ignorant.
  3. You really know what you’re doing and like being evil.

On top of those theories, you really can’t take credit for any of it.  Sorry to break it to you, but there is one who is much wiser than you, as much as I hate to say it.  He’s been around for a long time and is pure evil, that is Satan.  With all three of my theories he’s still the author of hating people and stirring up all kinds of trouble.  So, although you don’t believe in the One True God of the scripture, you are just a pawn that plays into what His prophesy already says.

Because of the above facts I find it to be necessary to forgive you, as hard as that is.  I just wish that you would wake up to the truth.

Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  NASB


          Revelation 22:11 “Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”  NASB

M. Newberg September 22, 2019



Violence Against Diversity

By M. Newberg

I want to talk about violence against diversity.  Violence toward someone because they may be different.  Is it beneficial to anyone to be violent toward people that seem different?  Is it beneficial to God?  Is it beneficial to the victim?  Is it beneficial to the offender?  If I don’t react violently or in an aggressive way, am I condoning their diversity?

My daughter told me about such an incident recently at her cousin’s high school graduation.  My daughter picked up her cousin’s friend for the graduation.  This friend is having gender identity issues.  The friend, I’ll call Audrey, happens to have recently attended church.  This church also recently kicked her out of the congregation because of her issues.  At the graduation the pastor of the church confronted Audrey and told her that she was not allowed to be there.  The pastor had Audrey cornered, was very aggressive and used inappropriate language.  My daughter stepped in to protect Audrey and to defend her; the situation came close to ending in a fist fight!

How did this violent behavior benefit the pastor?

 “Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.”  Galations 6:1 NASB


This pastor has failed to study her scriptures closely.  We don’t know why Audrey is struggling.  We don’t know what may have happened to her, or why she is tempted in the way that she is.  To approach her with violence and aggression does not fit with what God Elohim says!

 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.  But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.” Matthew 18:15-17


We are to gently restore those that have fallen.  When we confront them, it should be in private not in a public place violently.  What about the biblical laws that call for stoning sinners?  I believe that all of God’s laws are still in place; however, what would supersede this stoning?

John 8:1-11 gives an account of a woman caught in adultery, which, according to the law, would be punishable by stoning.  The pharisees and scribes tested Jesus whether the woman should be stoned based on the law of Moses.  He responds with, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  One by one they all left who were accusing her.  She was left alone with Jesus who says, “I do not condemn you, either.  Go.  From now on sin no more.”

So why didn’t Jesus stone the woman?  He could have stoned her because He was without sin.  I submit that it was better for her to repent and to be saved than to die in her sin.  God’s grace.  It is better for people to be gently restored unto salvation than to continue in their sin or to die in their sin and perish forever.

“Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4

Audrey is left with fear, shame, and possibly hatred toward someone who supposedly is a “Christian”.  Has this drawn her closer to the Messiah?  Has it healed her?  I doubt it.  She may never trust a believer again.  More importantly she may never trust God Elohim again.  What kind of witness was this behavior to my daughter?

This time violence has not solved anything.  The scriptures teach us to be like Jesus.  Was this pastor lady being a good representative of Jesus?  Not according to Romans 2:4.

I’m sure you have heard the old saying, “you catch more bees with honey than vinegar”.  Just because I am not violent or aggressive towards someone because of their sin doesn’t mean that I condone their behavior.  I believe that I can be a better light with gentleness.  Talking to and witnessing to someone, I believe, involves listening to them interacting with them, and showing them the love of God Elohim.

Believers, have you considered how to react when you encounter diversity?  Something to think about!


Honey, They Shrunk My Cookies!

So my spouse came home from grocery shopping the other day and I was blessed with my favorite desert cookies. When I opened the package I thought, “wow that’s a lot of cookies”. After a more careful inspection of the package I noticed that it was the Family Sized package of cookies, ah that explains it.

Have you noticed the size of your groceries lately? You know, the bags of chips the packages of cookies, frozen vegetables, and boxes of meal makers. Have they shrunk? Of course they have! They shrunk. Now we can look forward to the all new “family sized” packages that replace the once regular sized packages. So we get the regular sized package, that is now smaller than they used to be, for more money than we used to spend, and we get pitched the “family sized”, which used to be the regular size, for even more money. Are you following me?

Not only did the cookie package shrink but the cookie itself shrunk! I’m not sure if they can pull it off with veggies, but they shrunk the food itself!

Don’t think you have this consumer fooled! Since this last economic recession our cupboards have been impacted and it hasn’t stopped.

So if our economy is reportedly recovering or recovered from the recession why hasn’t our cupboards recovered and our pocket books? The food companies and other providers of goods have capitalized on our misfortune. Not good, not good at all. Especially for them.

Deception, and evil intentions won’t go unnoticed by our Creator God the Great I Am! The Savior will return, soon I believe, and set things straight. We cannot be blessed by being deceitful, neither will these people. Does God care about my little bitty cookie problem? Maybe not, but He cares about people caring about people. He cares when money becomes more important than people to these companies.

The God of the bible teaches us to be honest, to be gentle, to give rather than receive, to be patient. If you follow the ten commandments you can accomplish all of this and reap blessings and not curses.

We will always be victims of these selfish money hungry companies as long as we are in the world as it is now. If we turn to God and rely on Him then He will provide, He can multiply our food or see that we are satisfied with what we have.

I encourage you not to be discouraged by the little cookies in your cupboard. Be an example of what we are supposed to be. Be kind and gentle to your neighbors. Don’t be deceptive in your life, at home, at work, with your family and friends, it hurts people and it hurts your relationship with your Savior Jesus. If you have a business don’t rob people; don’t pinch those pennies so that you can have more. Be a blessing to your customers and I am sure your business will prosper quicker and more abundantly by doing so.

For now, I will enjoy my little shrunken cookies and hey, maybe I’ll be healthier by not eating such big cookies!

Luke 6:31 “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.”

Luke 6:35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.”