God’s Word For Today, 4-28-17 CHOOSE LIFE!


‘ . . . I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days:  (Deut 30:19-20)

Make the RIGHT choice!

Place your trust in God; let God direct your life.

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the  LORD, and depart from evil.  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.'(Prov 3:5-8)

Choose the right path and go in that direction; follow Jesus who will show you the way to go.

Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  (John 14:6)

‘Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  (Mt 7:13-14)

Believe in Jesus and Live! 

‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (John 3:16)

Obey God’s Word and be blessed!

 Jesus said,

‘If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. . . he will guide you into all truth . . and he will show you things to come.’   (John 14:15-17; 16:13)

I pray that you have already made the RIGHT CHOICE to FOLLOW JESUS .  If you haven’t done so, DO SO TODAY.

 ‘Now is the accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.’   (2 Cor 6:2)






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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