Cancer

[3] For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
[4] (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
[5] Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
[6] And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

when your obedience is fulfilled.

The ugly monster called cancer has come to my family.  One of my family members, most beloved, has been diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma.  It’s contained, which is good, so I’m hoping and fighting the worries back with the Word of God.

 

If you’ve ever met this hideous thing, you understand.  If not, then in the next few weeks or whatever, I will try to introduce you to it.  More importantly, I will also post bible verses that are the Word of Life.  Eternal life, unspeakable joy, and power above all and everything, and everyone.  The Name of Jesus, King of kings, and Lord of lords.  Glory to His name, all blessings and honor to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world.  Call on Him to save you today!

 

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Karen Witemeyer, February’s Author for the month

 February's author of the month in my book club and charity
crafts, will be Karen Witemeyer.  
http://www.karenwitemeyer.com/

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3114906.Karen_Witemeyer
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer 
offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines,
 and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas
 for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never 
left the state that had become home. 

Winner of the National Reader's Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award,
 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and 
Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of 
happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. 
Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone 
from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. 
To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, 
please visit www.karenwitemeyer.com.

A Letter from a Christian Grandma

Dear Teenaged Grandchildren:Enclosed in this box are two bibles, one for each of you.  You might not think this is the best gift, but then again, you might.
It is my sincere, loving hope that today, or someday soon, you both will give your hearts and minds and lives to Jesus Chist, and read this bible EVERY day for the rest of your life, learn why God so loved the world.  To learn why He gave His only begotten Son, and how easy it is for you,grandson and you, granddaughter, to become truly born again.  Jesus made it easy for us, even though He suffered horrendously on that cross to pay for our wicked sins.  God doesn’t want any of us to go to the Lake of Fire on Judgement Day, and that’s why He made Jesus the only acceptable sacrifice for all of our sins.  All YOU have to do is repent of your sins, ask Jesus to save you, believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, and then tell others about the gift of God which is eternal life, through Jesus Christ the Lord.

Both of you are old enough to make a choice about this, and every day and night that you put it off, you are losing valuable time that could be spent living a life of Godliness, and reading your bible, and being a light in a very dark world.
It’s your choice, now.

Jesus loves you, and I guess he saved me for this reason, (and many others) so that I would pass this knowledge of the gift of grace down to you, and the daughters he gave me, and  I’ve done that.  Now all the responsibility is on your shoulders.  I hope that you will choose the peace that passeth all understanding.

Love forever,
Your Grandma

 
 
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Dangerous Christmas Toys! God help us!

V-Tech toys security risk for kids:
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/12/02/vtech-hack-data-of-64m-kids-exposed.html
This data could be sold or posted for free on the dark Web to pedophiles, who could use the data to go “shopping” for victims by browsing the photos. They could learn all about the children for the purpose of socially engineering them or conning them, then they could use the home addresses in the database to find, exploit and even attack them.

The worst-case scenario is that VTech’s bad policies and security infrastructure enabled predators to commit horrible crimes against children.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35532644
Barbie and Hello Kitty security risks for kids:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3017974/security/hello-kitty-hack-exposes-3-3-million-users-joins-hello-barbie-in-putting-kids-at-risk.html#tk.drr_mlt

Fisher Price security issues:
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3028827/security/security-flaws-found-in-fisher-price-smart-teddy-bear-and-kids-gps-tracker-watch.html

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/02/fisher-price-mattel-smart-toy-bear-data-hack-technology

Thousands of Baby monitors hacked, very creepy:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/creeps-hack-baby-monitors-and-say-terrifying-thing?utm_term=.uszd5nQ0Q#.qgWzGwDMD
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3150249/security/top-15-security-predictions-for-2017.html#slide8
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3150249/security/top-15-security-predictions-for-2017.html#slide13
http://www.networkworld.com/article/3150249/security/top-15-security-predictions-for-2017.html#slide14

The hacker was able to steal names, mailing addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, download histories, the genders and birth dates of the children, pictures of the victims, chats conducted between parents and their children, and much more.
This data could be sold or posted for free on the dark Web to pedophiles, who could use the data to go “shopping” for victims by browsing the photos. They could learn all about the children for the purpose of socially engineering them or conning them, then they could use the home addresses in the database to find, exploit and even attack them.

The worst-case scenario is that VTech’s bad policies and security infrastructure enabled predators to commit horrible crimes against children.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2614462/Wake-baby-The-chilling-words-couple-heard-middle-night-man-hacked-daughters-baby-monitor-WATCHING-sleep.html

Readalong !

Well, readers, my book club and charity crafts group is getting revved up again, it’s time to vote for the book you want to read in January as a group!  Our author of the month of January is Elizabeth Camden, and our choices for the books to read are:

Against the Tide

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The Lady of Bolton Hill

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Beyond All Dreams

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If you’d like to read a short description of each book, click
on the links below:

The Lady of Bolton Hill:
https://www.christianbook.com/the-lady-of-bolton-hill/eli…

Beyond All Dreams
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22504481-beyond-all-dr…

Against the Tide:
https://www.christianbook.com/against-the-tide-elizabeth-…
(Scroll down to read reviews!)

So far, Against the Tide is winning, and author Elizabeth Camden did tell me that was one of her fan’s favorite books.  Stay tuned!