Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

I just want to wish everyone a happy new year. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 23

It's that time of the week again! Here's the bible verse for this week:

"'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?'" (Matthew 6:25 NIV)

I don't know about you, but I definitely can say that this is an area that I need to work on.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 22

It's that time of the week again. Here is this week's bible verse:

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay.' says the Lord." (Romans 12:17-19 NIV version)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 21

It's that time of the week again. Here's this week's verse:

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21 NIV version)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 20

It's that time of the week again! Here's the bible verse for this week:

"In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and fortress. Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men. For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth." (Psalm 71: 1-5 NIV version)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Another Website ...

I just learned about this website earlier this weekend from a yahoo Christian group that I am a member of, and I thought I would share this website. I have already viewed it and it made me cry. Here is the website address:

http://parentswish.com/site01/big.html

Bible Verse of the Week 19

It's that time again. Here's the bible verse for this week:
"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble." (Proverbs 4:18-19 NIV version)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 18

It's that time of the week again. Here is this week's bible verse:

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (NIV Romans 8:38-39)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 17

It's that time of the week again. Here is this week's verse:

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2 NIV version)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 16

It's that time of the week again. Here is the bible verse for this week:

"I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. " (Psalm 120:1 NIV)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Poll Results

The poll has ended, but I don't have any results to report upon as no one voted. Oh, well. Maybe next time.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 15

It's that time of the week again. Here's this week's verse:

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God." (Romans 5:1-2 NIV version)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Fall Is Beautiful ...

I took these pictures earlier today. These are supposed to be pictures of the changing colors, but they did not come out as I had hoped. But anyhow, isn't God's creation wonderful and majestic?





You can see more of this pictures here.

A New Poll

I have added a new poll today, just to determine whether or not anyone is reading this blog.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

A Website ...

The link to this website was sent to me a couple weeks ago by a Christian group that I am member in, and I thought I would share it. You can check it out here: http://www.passionup.com/fun/fun4528.htm?e=louiseungro@hotmail.com&f=froggiemad1@cox.net&h=bb08c6204ace9eec&mp=1&confirm=1

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 14

It's that time of the week again. Here's this week's bible verse:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified." (Romans 8:28-30 NIV Version)

Created A New Blog

As I promised, I have created a new blog where I'll express my political opinions. If you are interested in looking at my new blog, this is the URL for the blog: http://jessicasconservativeperspective.blogspot.com/

Added a Couple of Christian Blogs

I've added two Christian blogs today. Those blogs are:
  • Christianity Today
  • Campus Ministry Wednesday Small Group

You can find these blogs on the lower left hand of the page. Any suggestions for other Christian blogs are welcome.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Went to a Forum ...

On Thursday evening I went to a question - and - answer forum called "Why do Catholics?," which was a forum where people could ask questions about why Catholics believe or do something. I decided to go to this forum because I was raised as a Protestant, and I did not know much about Catholicism. I wanted to learn about Catholicism, so that I had better understanding of it.

While I was sitting and listening to the speakers, I realized just how narrow-minded I am at times. I later realized that I must have thought that I had God neatly pegged into a hole. And that is wrong. God is infinitely more than I can imagine, and I think he used this forum to point out my errors. (It does take a lot of courage to write that. Sometimes we don't want to admit when we are wrong.)

So, as you can imagine, I came away from the forum with a profoundly different view of myself and how wrong I was.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Blog Changes

Today, I changed the name of this blog from Jessica's Conservative Christian Views to Jessica's Christian Views. I feel as though I shouldn't be mixing religion and politics together, so I'll just create another blog where I'll post my political opinions.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 13

It's that time of the week again. Here is this week's verse:
" 'Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.'" (NIV Proverbs 30:5-6)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Iranian President to Speak at Columbia University

The Iranian president is suppose to speak at Columbia University tomorrow. I'm disgusted, and I believe letting him speak at the university is a mistake. I would not be surprised if he was not challenged while he gives his speech; I'm afraid that people will be more polite to him than to a conservative speaker.

You can also read what Dr. Lipstadt has written on her blog: http://lipstadt.blogspot.com/

Update at 5:52 - Here is a link to an editoral that is more eloquent than my post: http://news.yahoo.com/s/usatoday/20070924/cm_usatoday/opposingviewaperversionoffreespeech;_ylt=ArWqxisGRcAjcz1K66.5aO.s0NUE

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Take A Look At This ...

My Dad sent me an e-mail earlier in the day with this link, and I thought I would share it with others. Here is the link: http://home.att.net/~mcp3_2000/_classics/009/god_spider.htm

I thought it was cool, and I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 12

It's that time of the week again. Here is the verse for this week:

" 'Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.'" (NIV Matthew 7:1-2)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Tribute ...


This is a memorial to the victims of September 11 on my college's campus, and is located in the park. I posted this picture as tribute to the victims. I also took pictures of the flags that were planted in honor of September 11. I have posted some of those on my daily life blog.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 11

It's that time of the week again. Here's the bible verse for this week:

"Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon - from Mount Mizar." (NIV Psalm 42:5-6)

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 10

I realize that I have forgotten to post a verse earlier this week, so here is the verse for this week:

"An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up." (NIV version Proverbs 12:25)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Poll Results

Last week, I created a poll and now, the poll is closed. My question was, "Do you believe in God?" Only one person responded, and that person chose yes. I don't know who that person was, but thank you for voting.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Created a Little Movie

Earlier today, I created a little movie. I named the movie "Jesus Is Always There."

In case anyone is wondering, I got the lighthouse graphics from Amazing Animations. I created the images with the text.




video

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 9

It's that time of the week again. Here's this week's verse:

"The grass withers and the flowers falls but the word of our God stands forever." (NIV Isaiah 40:8)

Friday, August 24, 2007

New Poll

I've just added a poll to this blog. Every week I will post a poll, and at the end of the week, I'll post the results.

Created a New List

I've created a new list to add other christian blog or conservative blogs, but it hasn't shown up yet because I don't have any blogs listed yet. It should be found on the lower left hand of this page. Any suggestions for other Christian or Conservative blogs are welcome.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bible Verse of the Week 8

It's that time of the week again. Hopefully, I will be able to start posting these verses on Sundays, starting this Sunday. Here's the verse:

"'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.'" (NIV John 14:1-2)

Personally, I think this a good verse to keep in mind, especially in times of fear, worry or stress.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Verse of the Week 7

It's time for another bible verse. Here's this weeks' verse:

"'Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.'" (NIV Matthew 7:7-8).

Added a Book List

I've just added today, a list of books that I am currently reading that are on either religion, current events or conservative thought. You can find this list on the lower left hand of the page.

I realize that I have not posted anything in months on this blog, and I really don't have an excuse for why I haven't posted anything. I'll try to post more frequently in the future.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Verse of the Week 6

I realize I haven't posted any bible verses for the last two weeks, but here it is now:

"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100: 1-5 (NIV version)

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Verse of the Week 5

Here is the weekly verse:

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for." Hebrews 11:1-2 (NIV version)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Verse of the Week 4

Yes, it's that time of the week. Well, sort of; I'm late in posting it this week. Either way, here is the verse:

"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.'" John 14:6-7 (NIV version)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Verse of the Week 3

It's that time again! Here's the verse for the week:

"What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness? Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: 'So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge.'" Romans 3:3-4 (NIV version)

Friday, April 20, 2007

My thoughts on this week

I didn't post anything earlier in the week about the murders at Virginia Tech because I was busy with school work, but I was horriffied by what happened. I personally believe that the media should not have showed any of the photos or videos created by the killer. I truly feel that putting his words out there was disrespectful to the victims and their families and that it was giving the killer one more chance to hurt his victims. Also, airing material like that will only encourage other deranged people to do the same as he did. Anyhow, that is all I am going to say on that matter.

Virginia Tech Tragedy

I just wanted to offer my deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and to the students injured. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Another Bible Verse

Since it is Sunday, I have decieded to post to another bible verse. Well, actually, a whole Psalm. It's a very short one; in fact, it's the shortest one I have read.

Anyway, here it is:

"Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord." Psalm 117:1-2 (NIV version)

As I stated, Psalm 117 is short; it is only two verses, but it is a very good psalm to read.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Verse of the Week

I decided I would post a bible verse each week and so, here is the first Verse of the Week.

"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:30-31 (NIV version)

Friday, April 6, 2007

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone! Easter is this Sunday, and I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Update on the Iranian Hostage Situation

In case you have not heard, the Iranian government has just released the 15 British sailors and marines. (My source: Fox News Channel.) Praise God!

A few other news articles on this situation:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070404/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_britain

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/04/04/ap/world/main2645993.shtml

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Hostage Situation in Iran

Please pray for the 15 British sailors that are being held in Iran and for their families. Also, please pray that the Iranian government will have a change of heart and release the sailors.

My Opinion on the Situation

I have some doubts over the Iranian government's version of why they captured the sailors. Granted, I don't know exactly what happened, but I believe that there is more to this situation than the supposed trespassing of Iranian territorial waters. Lately, there has been strained relations between Iran and western countries, and I believe the tensions over the Iranian nuclear program played a part in what has happened. I could be wrong. I'm not an expert on this situation.

Most of my suspscions have been deduced from listening to the Fox News Channel and reading newspaper articles on the web. I'm also quite distrubed by the thought that the Iranian government might put those sailors on trial. The second of the two articles posted below is about that possiblity. (Granted, at any time news articles can get the facts wrong.)


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070331/ap_on_re_eu/british_seized_iran

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070331/ap_on_re_mi_ea/british_seized_iran;_ylt=AhbXsrfyr29_lHnoVXpyH6hbbBAF

I just read those two articles today. Granted, I realize that this doesn't have both sides to the story. I have my own opinion, but I'll let those who read this blog make up their own mind.

If anyone has another news article that they think I should read, please post the URL under the comments section.

Hello

This is my first post on this blog. As the title of this blog states, I am a Christian and a conservative. I realize that the opinions that I post on this blog may offend other people. All I ask of those who may read this post is to respect my opinions as I respect yours.

I welcome anyone to comment on my blog and to post any critiques if I make a mistake. (Please be polite.)