To my friends around the world in 170 countries near and far,

big and small, who’ve totalled

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May His loving kindness and tender mercies 

Be shed abroad in your hearts and lives as you continue to seek to know



I am thankful to each and everyone of you for visiting my blogsite and Dr. Gold’s site.  Dr. Gold is my other half, who writes mainly on biblical Endtimes issues.  Our desire is that God will continue to move in your lives as He has in ours and that you will be blessed and encouraged, as we all draw closer to Him each day.  Let us be ever mindful of the signs about us that tell us that we need to prepare ourselves for the soon coming of the Lord.  God delights in those who seek after Him, and He loves us with an everlasting love.  He will not leave us nor forsake us.  Trust Him totally as the psalmist David who said:

I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

The LORD is my rock,and my fortress, and my deliverer;

my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler,and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised:

so shall I be saved from mine enemies.  (Psalm 18:1-3)


Jesus Rose From the Dead!

I just heard this song after Easter, but wanted to share it with you. It’s a beautiful remake and so appropriate for this time of year. Hope you enjoy! Praise Yah!! Hallelujah!!

via Hallelujah- (Easter Version) — The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

The Cross of Jesus

The decorations for Easter/Resurrection Sunday were being taken down in our beautiful church when I decided to quickly take a picture.  It was a memorable and touching service that started with a photo on the large screen showing the two pastors bearing this large (bare) wooden cross upon their shoulders on Good Friday.  A small group walked with them along the street of the block where the church is located.  What a difference in program from last year 2016.  Besides the traditional brass ensemble and hand bell choir, we sang many of my favorite hymns- Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Because He Lives, Lord I Lift Your Name on High, (with hand motions by the congregation led by the song leader), and He Lives, the old-time hymn I used to sing in the Baptist church I attended as a teenager.  Most importantly, the pastor preached a powerful message on the Risen Christ based on Mt. 28:1-10.  Christ defeated sin and death at the cross for us.



Read about the inspiring story behind ‘He Lives’ by the preacher/composer! http://nickel-notes.blogspot.com/2012/03/hymn-history-he-lives.html

Easter 2016:  https://heulu.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/what-i-missed-most…on-easter-sunday/


God's Enduring Love


“… if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain…”  1 Cor 15:17

Jesus said,  “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:25-26

Job believed that he would be resurrected one day.  He said:

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.”         Job 19:25-27

See related post- “I Know That My Redeemer Lives!”- I Believe in the Resurrection of the Dead.  https://heulu.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/i-know-that-my-redeemer-lives-i-believe-in-the-resurrection-of-the-dead-3/

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Ukulele Ministry at FCCCH

Our ukulele group went to Hawaii Kai Retirement Home today to play our ukulele and sing; we also had hula dancers, a percussionist and keyboard player. Then the First Chinese Church of Christ ukulele ohana (family) enjoyed a Chinese lunch together. Since we started the group with Pastor Kekapa Lee, we have quadrupled in size and have an ukulele orchestra of folks who pick and strum with finesse. We have many videos on You Tube so check them out! (So happens in this link you’ll see me in a purple blouse when we were still a small group.) We play in church every second Sunday at 10:30 service if you’re in Honolulu.

If you  Google ‘uniching you tube’ you can find 75 recent videos that include our orchestra picking group and hand bell performances, also other fine entertainment!

God's Enduring Love

First Chinese Church of Christ in Hawaii- FCCCH, has an ukulele group that meets every Friday morning at church.   We play worship songs in church every 4th Sunday.  In addition, we enjoy playing oldies, country music, Christmas songs, Hawaiian and other songs at nursing homes, retirement centers and church events.  Some of the members provide ukulele music at memorial services of church members and friends who have gone home to be with the Lord.   Several of the women also do the hula and worship dance.

You can watch some of our performances on YouTube by searching for our church, song titles or  Kekapa Lee, our  Hawaiian-Chinese pastor who has a great tenor voice in ‘E Maliu Mai’.  Some songs on You Tube are Above All,  Because He Lives, and  the beautiful song that we sing for benediction, ‘E Aloha Mai’.

The First Chinese Church in Hawaii is the…

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New Paintings in Art Gallery


Visit my Art and Photo Gallery!

If you have just a little extra time on your hands you can draw and paint.  In fact, if I can, you can.  I don’t remember ever drawing anything from my youth to adulthood.  But now as a retiree I found a relaxing, satisfying and therapeutic way to stir up my creative juices!  Check out my gallery and find links to online art forums and free or inexpensive lessons to help you get started drawing and painting!

Jesus dealt with false teachers, will you?

It’s a good time to be a false teacher and to espouse deadly doctrine. It seems that today’s most brazen heretic will be granted a hearing and, in all likelihood, a book deal. Novelty is appealing, orthodoxy boring. It’s the ones who sound the warning and issue the challenge that bear the risk—the risk of being […]

via How Jesus Called Out False Teachers and Deadly Doctrine — Truth2Freedom’s Blog

Warnings about heresy is not the same thing as being a “hater”

There are the true believers and make believers, wheat and tares, sheep and goats in the ‘body of Christ’. Galatians 1:8 -9 states, “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” How important is Paul’s warning that he repeats himself! Do not compromise the gospel!

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Judges 21:25 (NASB) 

We live in an evil time. There are large numbers of “Christian” leaders who claim to be ministers of God, but prove by their words and actions to have thrown off the authority of God. They do what is right in their own eyes while claiming that they are only following the leading of the Holy Spirit. The fact that what they say or do is unbiblical seems to trouble very few. When some point out the truth to them, they claim that God has lead them to do what they do so it must be okay and those who protest are just legalistic.

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In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

Chinaman’s Hat, O’ahu Hawaii, off shore island and a favorite photo shoot.  11×14 oil painting, by Shofar

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.  Genesis 1:9-10

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.  Psalm 19:1


O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth forever.

To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that stretched out the earth above the waters; for his mercy endureth for ever.

To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:

The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever.  

The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.  Psalm 136:3-9

TODAY’S WORD FOR US-Why God Deserves Our Worship


Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.  Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.    Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endure the to all generations.  (Psalms 100)



As Creator God, the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is worthy of our praise.  We are His people who were created to praise HIM and HIM alone.

This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.  (Psalms 102:18)

Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD.  Praise ye the LORD.  (Psalms 150:6)

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.  (Rev 4:11)

There is no other god in all the world who is worthy to be praised and worshipped!  Only GOD ALMIGHTY, Creator of heaven and earth is worthy of that honor.

For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.  (Psalms 97:9)

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens. (Psalms 96:5)

God has always been LORD of all the universe, even before He formed the earth.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.  (Psalms 90:2)

God commands us to worship HIM, and not idols.

Thou shalt have none other gods before me.  Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth.  Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, . . .(Deut 5:7-9; Exodus 20:3-5)

This is what Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40:

“. . .Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Choose today who you will worship.  Choose the Almighty God and Creator of heaven and earth, Jehovah God who is our Lord and Savior, and Soon Coming King!

(Joshua said) “. . .choose you this day whom ye will serve. . .but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”  (Joshua 24:15)