What Did Apostle Paul Mean About ‘The Pots’ in Romans 9?

in-the-potters-handsA lot of people ask me questions about the idea of pre-destiny, fate and free will in the Bible. One reader recently asked me specifically what I thought about Romans, Chapter 9. The chapter begins with Paul describing God’s all powerful election which leads to these verses:

17 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.

19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” 20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God?“Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

Many Christians, like the ones described in verse 19, begin to ‘freak out’ and assume Continue reading “What Did Apostle Paul Mean About ‘The Pots’ in Romans 9?”


Don’t Worry, God is in Full Control- Even if Hillary Does Win!

in controlFriends, I see that so many of you are still angry and restless about the world and the politics within it.  You post angry memes about Muslims and Obama and Elections, etc. I understand.   Your pages are full of worry and doubt.  But I want you all to take a breather. I want you to remember Who is in charge. I want you to remember the Author who wrote this  script. I want you to remember the Conductor who orchestrated every election (including Obama’s), every socio-economical move (like the environmental push to take over human rights), every moral political movement (like the homosexual legal agenda) and every world event that we are seeing today.

Who do you think brought every one of these things into being?? God did. Some Continue reading “Don’t Worry, God is in Full Control- Even if Hillary Does Win!”


Why Does A Christian Sin- Am I Still Responsible For My Sin? Hmmm…

leavingChristians, do you ever wonder why, when you love God and wish to do only  good, you still manage to sin? Do you get frustrated or even worried about your salvation?  I’ve learned that too many of you never read your Bible or go to church.  So, I want to help you with this question.  Please read these critical words from Apostle Paul found in Romans, Chapter 7:

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A Sunday Morning Satanic Attack-and a Good Word to Boot!

zfg.wfc.1I want to share with you an experience I had at church this morning. I was trying to sing at worship this morning when I felt satan accusing me of doing a terrible job on my blog. I started feeling so down on myself. So sad, so distracted- I couldn’t sing anymore! I felt weighed down by all the Facebook friends I had lost, by all the readers I felt were idolizing something material (the Confederate Flag) over God- I was praying for them fervently- I felt I had made so many mistakes; I was wondering if I had been too harsh; had I spent too much time on politics and not enough on Christ; was my name,  ‘Rebel,’ distracting and were people mistaking it Continue reading “A Sunday Morning Satanic Attack-and a Good Word to Boot!”


What, Exactly, Does Christianity Mean? Well, Read the Book of Hebrews!

Jesus-in-the-Old-Testament(Since I am completed tired of politics- I’ve had enough for 10 lifetimes, I will be focusing on Bible study for awhile.) I want to call your attention to the Book of Hebrews. This book is completely fascinating- every time I re-read it, it teaches me something new. Hebrews breaks Christianity down and explains all of its basic tenets and explains them thoroughly. If you want to understand our faith and all the reasons we believe what we believe, this is the book for you to study first.   Interestingly enough, no one knows who wrote it- but it’s obviously someone who was close to Jesus and one who was part of the disciple set.

Continue reading “What, Exactly, Does Christianity Mean? Well, Read the Book of Hebrews!”

I Would Be Genetic Garbage To The Confederacy

981505908359351bdbde29935f7067f6I asked my Facebook readers a question. I asked them whether or not a Confederate plantation owner would have allowed his son to marry me in 1865-1869 time period. I didn’t explain why I asked. Most of my readers found this question very difficult to answer mostly, I would imagine, because it might hurt my feelings. After all, I am half Korean and the answer would definitely be, ‘no’. Some got very upset and unfriended me on the spot. Apparently, this was a ‘liberal’ question and I had no right to ask it as a Conservative-  or it was a ‘trap’ of some kind. Many became exceedingly angry that I asked it at all. Quite a few wouldn’t answer the question but deflected by trying to say that Koreans wouldn’t have allowed the marriage either or that no one in the United States at the time would have allowed the marriage. All around, it was like pulling teeth to get anyone to answer. I gave several days to allow people to answer. I told a story about my mother’s immigration to America to settle everyone down and to give some perspective about why I am asking this question. Continue reading “I Would Be Genetic Garbage To The Confederacy”

In The Meantime, Let Me Tell You About My Mother….

Scan_20150816My mother is dead now so everything I am about to tell you can never be truly verified again- but if she were here, believe me, you would believe every word. If you think I can tell a believable tale, well… if you met her, you would know from whom it sprung…

My mother came from a ‘high’ family in Korea- the Lim family, to be exact. Why do I know that? Because it was pounded into my head all my life. Continue reading “In The Meantime, Let Me Tell You About My Mother….”


About Being ‘Holier Than Thou’ & ‘Self Righteous…

saducees try to trick JesusWhy did the Pharissees and Sadducees call Jesus a ‘trouble maker’ and ‘rabble rouser’? Why did they hate him so much? Answer: they hated him because he could use the Word to defend himself. He knew the Word and was wise in the Word. He was imbued with the Spirit of God. Because of this, the Word came to his mouth perfectly when he needed it to defend himself against the accusations of his enemies. Also, because when he asked them questions, they couldn’t answer. Basically, he made them feel stupid. Friends. You must stop calling me ‘self righteous’ and ‘holier than thou’ simply because I can call upon the Word to answer your criticism. Continue reading “About Being ‘Holier Than Thou’ & ‘Self Righteous…”


Here’s a Great Idea: Give Southerners A New Hyphenated Name!

A New Identity: Southerner-American
A New Identity: Southerner-American

Perhaps we need a new hyphenated name for people who live in the ‘south’ and who believe in the ‘confederacy’.  I believe the rest of our nation has been very insensitive to their special needs!  We never understood their hurt feelings about the Civil War!  But now that we see their protests, I think we can now better understand how they FEEL, right?  I mean, they have been so misunderstood- and so has their FLAG!  The Civil War was NEVER, ever about slavery, People!  It just wasn’t!  It was only about state rights!  Now, I Continue reading “Here’s a Great Idea: Give Southerners A New Hyphenated Name!”


What Would You Sacrifice For Christ?

If you can’t give up a flag, just what WILL you give up for salvation?

The Bible is very clear about something.  God wants your entire life.  Yep.  The whole enchilada.  Every breath you breath, very eye-blink you blink, every gulp you gulp.  Didn’t his Son just die for you?  Yes, yes he did.  So, it’s a fair trade, isn’t it?  Jesus said, “Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever
loses their life for me will find it.”- Matt 10 Continue reading “What Would You Sacrifice For Christ?”

Is this what a Christian looks like?  For what is this man fighting?  Does it serve God's will or his own (and thus, satan's)?

And the Verdict Is In: Satan Loves the Confederate Flag!

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Southerner-Hyphenated-Americans’ Idol

I never figured the Confederate flag was a big deal- heck, I grew up in Virginia when I was a little girl.  I never thought much of it.  We moved away and then traveled the world because my father was career military.  I suppose it’s because I’ve moved over 23 times in my life that I’ve never really learned to identify with a certain place or People.  I’ve found it very easy to identify myself as a Child of God.  No earthly thing has been a stumbling block for my identity.  This is not so for many American southerners.  But should that be an excuse for their bad behavior?   Or worse? Continue reading “And the Verdict Is In: Satan Loves the Confederate Flag!”

Where Was Your Passion When We Needed It?

fighting for the flag(taken from my Facebook page today)

I am sitting here reviewing all the passion I got from those of you who support the Confederate Flag. And I am wondering, where the heck was all that passion when I wrote all those articles about all those bills that put the last nails in this nation’s coffin? Heck, most of you couldn’t even take the time to hit the ‘share’ button for those articles. Were they too hard to understand? Were they too long? I tried to shorten them as much as I could. I tried to make them as understandable as I could. I linked them to all the right sources- I proved every one of them. And still, the lukewarm response. Continue reading “Where Was Your Passion When We Needed It?”


Losing Everything Can Be Quite Wonderful

verse-001This case is really taking its toll on my blogging work, I’m afraid. I apologize for the poor quality of my Facebook page these last months. Most of my time is now spent bringing my incredible new lawyers up to speed on my case. Yes, if haven’t told you, I have gone ahead and hired a law firm to represent me in this defamation case. I should have done this from the beginning. I want to thank those of you who are now knowingly shaking your head and thinking, “I knew it,” for not saying so. I admit to my foolishness. All I can say is that Cal and I truly did our best to make the best decisions for our family along the way. The cost of defending myself (over six figures) that was quoted beforehand took our breath away. It would have bankrupted us. Continue reading “Losing Everything Can Be Quite Wonderful”

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Female Soldiers Can’t Win If They Do Or If They Don’t

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I love how the Marines, (the MARINES!) found this female colonel’s leadership ‘hostile and abusive’ .  Kate Germano led the only all female boot camp for the Marines and had the gall to demand and believe that female soldiers could perform to equal physical and mental standards as men.  She also told the truth about rape in the military.  She told them that rape stats would go down if women stopped getting drunk with male soldiers.  She told them that male soldiers would look down on them if they were not as physically fit as they were in battle conditions.  I have tried to write about this reality as well.  Political correctness doesn’t exist in the military.  It doesn’t exist in battle.  For me, one must ask the question if men and women even belong in the same units.  But then again, that’s just thinking strategically and logically- and what has logic got to do with war, right? Continue reading “Female Soldiers Can’t Win If They Do Or If They Don’t”

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

People. Some things are just beyond our control. If you are a student of history, there should be no surprise when you witness the events of today. Conspiracy, crime, politics, murder- nothing is new under the sun. Which regime has not taken over the education of children in order to secure their future? Which regime has not taken over the press? Which regime has not controlled the message? Which regime has not murdered or framed their opponents? Which regime has not set up scenarios for the public eye in order to obtain public support for their desired laws or new politicians? Continue reading “There Is Nothing New Under The Sun”

We need Peter, the Apostle again, not pastors planting more churches.

Pastors Have Lost Their Way- They Must Become Apostles Again

We need Peter, the Apostle again, not pastors planting more churches.
We need Peter, the Apostle again, not pastors planting more churches.

I have a question for pastors.  Actually, I have a question for pastors and for all Christians who do all their serving within church walls.  Do you believe you serve God?  Do you believe you are obeying Christ’s command to ‘go out and tell the Good News’ to the world?  I don’t ask to be disrespectful.  I really don’t.  I ask because it just seems too easy to do what you are doing. It seems so safe, so easy and so insulated.  How hard is it to hang around people who agree with you all the time?  How hard is it to talk to only Christians day in and day out?  I mean, who hates a pastor?  Especially a pastor who is only saying things that people want to hear?  Continue reading “Pastors Have Lost Their Way- They Must Become Apostles Again”

I Am Smyrna

jesus and lampstandsI find it so interesting that my pastor spoke on the church of Smyrna today in church.  We are studying the seven churches mentioned in the first part of the Book of Revelation right now.  I was feeling.. well, kinda low today.  I didn’t want to see anyone right now.  I get sick of explaining my circumstance to people who either can’t understand or don’t want to understand.  (For those who are only now signing onto my blog, I am being sued for slander against a colonel who raped me when I attended West Point in 1986 and now claims it never happened.  The suit is for the ridiculous sum of $3 million.)  And even if they want to help, can’t.  It is a mutual burden, not a conversation.  So I stayed home today and decided to catch the sermon online- pretty nice as I could do it with my puppy in lap, regaled in full pajama, coffee in hand.  See, I just lost my last hearing concerning my lawsuit this past week.  I must say that I am rather stunned and have been rolling it about in my mind.  I have been considering how to break it to my Continue reading “I Am Smyrna”


Why Christians Leave Church, Why They Must Return & How to Find the Right One


I wrote a Facebook post on May 11, 2015 asking if my readers went to church regularly and if they didn’t, why.  I wanted to understand the general situation ‘out there’ among Christians. If you think about it, the people on my personal page are what you might consider, ‘staunch’ Christians. Therefore, if a percentage of them aren’t going to church, then there is even a larger percentage of ‘regular’ Christians not going.  Whatever reasons are keeping them from church are effecting ‘regular’ or weak Christians even more.  I just wanted to know.  The results were very interesting.  Those who wish to see to see the conversation can go to my facebook post here.

Gossips turn people away from church.

Continue reading “Why Christians Leave Church, Why They Must Return & How to Find the Right One”

A True Teacher is hard to find.  If you find one, value him or her.  They are precious beyond measure.

A True Teacher

josh & dad measuring stuffI just want to brag on my boy for a moment. This is my 11 year old, Josh, listening to my Dad on the phone. He calls his grandpa everyday for an hours long teaching session on electronics. You would not believe the subject matter that is covered in these sessions. (Both of them are  geniuses, by the way.)  Sometimes, I hear my Dad assuming that Josh knows things like algebra and I almost step in.   But then Josh will say stuff like, “You can’t divide letters, Grandpa.” My Dad says, “Yes, you can, Josh. The letters are just substitutes for numbers.” Josh says, “Oh. Ok. ” And on they go.  I sit back down; no interference needed!   They cover subjects like potential, resistance, capacity, ohms, voltage, etc. Josh is learning scientific notation and the meaning of a slew of Greek letters. Grandpa has sent him a box full of little tiny parts that look suitable for jewelry (if you ask me) that are eventually to be used for electronic boards in future projects.  This includes little black chips that look like a variety of bugs that my dad says he has collected throughout a career of electronics.  Apparently, they ‘do stuff’.   I gave Josh a plastic box full of little drawers to organize all these darling little parts. He went and quickly organized them and labeled every drawer!

Josh's current project
Josh’s current project

Josh has build a power supply and is now building upon that supply a variety of projects that teach him basic electronics. My dad used to teach young men and women in classes. He is now running Josh, an eleven year old, through the same class. He laughs when I mention that he isn’t teaching him like a kid. He told me, “Well, I’ve never taught a child before. I figured I would just teach him like an adult until we hit problems! ” So far, so good. Kids are way smarter than we give them credit for.

josh solderingWe have a BIG, big problem with our schools and with our culture. We keep them ignorant for too long. We fail to give them truly interesting things to do. We assume they are too small to understand ‘adult’ things. They aren’t. Josh hates the ‘highly capable’ program he was placed into at school. He scored a genius IQ in Continue reading “A True Teacher”

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You Can’t Run Away From God- You’ll Just End Up In a Fish

You know, Jonah tried to run away from God when God told him to go to Nineveh. Nineveh was sinning greatly against God; it was an evil city full of evil and violent people. Guess where a God fearing Jew really, really didn’t want to go- especially to tell the murderous people there that they had better change their ways or God was going to kill them? Yep, you guessed it:  Nineveh. Jonah tried to obey, but lost heart along the way. Just thinking about all those people hating on him and judging him and perhaps even coming after him just unnerved the poor guy. He became completely afraid and tried to run away from Nineveh- perhaps he was thinking, “Maybe God doesn’t really want me to go. Perhaps I just thought that was what he wanted. He wasn’t all that clear, I don’t think.  Besides, God doesn’t get that involved in people’s lives anyway- if I’m wrong, I will ask forgiveness when I see him {i.e., after I’m dead}.” Continue reading “You Can’t Run Away From God- You’ll Just End Up In a Fish”