Parents and Grandparents Love and Protect God’s Children in a Legacy of Love

 

 

Here are two examples of good parenting and grandparenting in an excerpt from my new book, soon to be released in September 2020

Love And Protect Your Children: Be A Good Parent By Joan Jessalyn Cox

    Good Job Story

Learn how when you get good approval for what you do, it will lead to a greater desire to do what it takes to be rewarded with that praiseworthy approval for a job well done.

Joe is our grandson, and Cole Wade is our three year old great grandson, yes he is our great grandson and whatever he does looks and feels great to all his grandparents.

We have only been able to see him in person once, so all our getting to share his fun-filled up bringing has been the videos we see on our social media connections.

We have watched as his sweet caring mother has taught him, to distinguish the different colors and each time she would say, “What is that color?” and he would pipe up “green or yellow” or whatever color was in front of him. Dominique would say, “Good Job.” She would continue having him call out each of the colors and each time she would say, “Good Job.”

For a long time we would watch Cole Wade and his patient, loving mother teach him his alphabet, his numbers, and every time she would say with added emphasis, “Good Job!”

One day he was at his grandmothers and grandfathers house. Cole Wade and his grandmother Tana, were sitting outside on the ground digging in the dirt.

His grandfather Clifford was mowing and Cole Wade said, “He’s doing a good job,” he jumped up ready to run out to tell his grandfather he was doing a good job, when his grandmother said “No!” reaching up to hold him back. “You have to wait until he’s finished before you can run out where he’s mowing.”

Cole Wade was pushing his body against his grandmother’s hand, straining to run to his grandfather. “He’s doing a good job! I have to go tell him; he’s doing a good job.” He wanted to deliver his message of approval to his Grandfather because he needed to hear it.

When the lawnmower stopped and his grandfather got off the lawnmower, Cold Wade was there with a grin on his face, saying “Good Job! You did a good job!”

His grandmother and grandfather had big smiles on their faces as they saw Cold Wade doing a good job, in giving the same approval as his mother had given him for all he had done right in learning his lessons.

How much would be improved in children’s lives, and everyone who works so hard at any job, whether in school, college, on the job at work, or in the home, if they could hear “Good Job!” after a job well done?

Everyone needs approval after a job well done, and especially from parents, and grandparents. Take time to find something to approve of in your children’s life that will show them a greater truth, you are for them, not against them.

You will be giving them more than just a compliment. You will show them you care about them and can see when they try to do something good. They will see you are close enough to them to give them loving approval that can help them emotionally. It will be one of the ways that will prove you love them, and after all life’s complications they will find comfort and encouragement in knowing you do love them.

The ultimate goal in a child’s life is to know their parents really loves them, and to know at some time and in some way, they have done something that earns their parents approval.

When children, or anyone who needs the foundations for flourishing in life, instilled in their heart and mind, they will experience approval of a job well done. When they see they can accomplish an important task, achieve a great experience, or reach a higher goal they will have the necessary drive to finish what they start with greater energy.

When you instill lessons for thriving instead of just surviving they will have an inner desire to always reach for higher achievements in life.

Good Job Story is about encouraging children by complimenting them on a job well done, and the approval that will make them want to do better each time they are trying to accomplish something. If all you hear is negative that makes a person to stop trying to do a better job.

                           Parents and Grandparents can be good Samaritans

When danger like a flash rips through your awareness with a near deadly scene and needs an instant reaction, it takes an abundance of courage, to rush in with daring bravery.

Our oldest daughter Joanna was a young mother, who was visiting her grandmother one warm day. She stepped out on the front porch; she was very alert when she took in a very dangerous scene  that was about to happen.

A neighbor’s little girl with blond curly hair in a droopy diaper was toddling toward the busy street. She was about to step off the curb, onto the street, as a pickup was speeding down the street toward the child.

Joanna dashed to the street and grabbed the child out of harm’s way just before the pickup breezed by. The child would have been hit, had it not been for Joanna’s quick reaction. The baby reached up to Joanna’s face and gently patted her cheek.

When she carried the child up to the front door in her arms and knocked on the door, the woman said, with a scowl on her face. “What are you doing with my child?” She reached out and grabbed the child out of her arms, and slammed the door in her face.

Joanna said, “At least the baby let me know she thanked me, with the soft brush of a tiny hand against my cheek.”

Don’t expect people to be able to know the truth of any incident if they don’t see what happened, nor care what happened.

It will always be misread by people who don’t care about what has happened, nor will truth come from people who aren’t focused even if they happened to see an incident.

An interpretation of an incident especially if it is not clearly focused on, or have our full attention, will never be perceived accurately, that’s why so much error is circulating more than the truth.

Good Samaritans are those who stop, and rescue the people who need help, and they need it now! Not later, but at the current moment in time! They desperately need, brave courageous people with integrity, to assess the danger, and move quickly.

Champions dare to accept the challenge of quick thinking and action, that will always help others for only one reason, they have love in their heart for life. When something drastic happens and people need them to come to their aid, when it looks like there is no other way of escape from a danger facing them from which they can see no way out.

They need a good Samaritan, someone who is a good neighbor, and willing to risk their life, in an instant, to save someone in need.  They need someone who is ready at all times to put others needs above their own, simply because they care, and have compassion for others.

Parents, Grandparents and all who have genuine love and concern for people of all ages are needed to pray for all who are facing harsh, and painful things that are facing them every day.

Joanna’s example of sending scriptures daily to her grandchildren, and how it made them want to know more about Jesus Christ and the Bible is an easy way for loving parents, and grandparents to make a difference in their children and grandchildren’s lives.

Joanna our oldest daughter has seven grandchildren, she has been sending a scripture a day from her email, to all of them for a long time.

Alyssa would show her best friend the scripture every day and read it to her while she was still in school. Her friend would say, “That is so sweet, I wish my grandma would do that for me.”

The grandchildren would send her a smiley face or thumbs up icon to let her know they had seen the scripture that day.

The boys, Noah, Isaac, Jesse, and Colton would call or come to spend the night at their grandparents house, and ask questions about the Bible, and Jesus Christ. Sometime their discussion about the Lord and the Bible would last into the late hours of the night.

Joy Anna would nestle in her grandmothers arms as she would tell her a bible story, or sing her a song.

When Tyler was small he listened as his grandmother told him about Jesus, but he still couldn’t quite comprehend who Jesus was, or understand about prayer.

One day Joanna was putting up some decorated plates high on the dining room wall, and one had a painting on it of the last supper. When Tyler ask about the plate she told him about Jesus and the last supper.

Tyler eyes lit up as he said excitingly, “That’s Him! That’s Jesus?” She answered, “Yes Tyler, That’s Jesus.” When he had a picture in his mind of Jesus he could relate to him and believe in him enough to pray with his grandmother.

Joanna’s grandchildren felt secure in their hearts that they could call her for prayer when they needed it. The daily scriptures helped to keep the Lord on their mind, and to keep them encouraged, comforted and confident that they could get the answer they needed to help them when they were troubled about anything.

Alyssa was only two when the picture on the cover of this book was taken. Her grandfather, Marty was holding the mirror and said to Alyssa, “kiss the baby” but her big blue eyes looked back at him watching her kiss the baby.

When parents and grandparents realize all the ways their children are watching them and listening to them, and forming the thoughts around what they hear and say. They will know how important a role they truly play in how their hearts and minds are developed by their good input, or swayed away by the world’ interpretation of life, when they are neglected and not fully given the attention they so desperately need.

 

                                      Coming Soon in September 

            My Third Book

Love And Protect Your Children: Be A Good Parent By Joan Jessalyn Cox

Copyright © 2020 By Joan Jessalyn Cox

Peaceful Protest Protects People

by Joan Jessalyn Cox

Peaceful Protest Protects People

Protest is to express opposition by a strong reasonable argument. A peaceful conflict almost sounds like an impossible thing to accomplish when tempers are raging about a legitimate and actionable need to protest.

It is a reasonable need to protest when someone like George Floyd is murdered right in front of millions of people. It’s how you protest whether you become a hero or a lawless renegade whose voice is lost in the mob of people perpetrating an even greater crime by violence in the streets.

Martin Luther King Jr proved to the world how to lead a Peaceful Protest, that has proven to have made a great change in our whole countries outlook. But his legacy needs to be once again refreshed in the minds of the people.

Too many were not born yet, or have moved to America and wasn’t acquainted with Dr. Martin Luther Kings noble way of leading so many people to change their minds and attitudes to care about all people of color.

He led many peaceful protests that made people question how they had so neglectfully accepted such miserable prejudice against people, who didn’t deserve the terrible way they were treated.

The peaceful principle for protesting the foul way they were treated was to be a rallying call for people to make their voices known in a reasonable but insightful way.

 

The following is an excerpt from a book I’m writing called Heroes of the Heart:                       Noble people have a uniqueness that no one else can rival by Joan Jessalyn Cox

 

  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    A Peaceful Walk of Faith

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a deep desire to follow Jesus, he ask Jesus help to lead his people to a victorious march for freedom from civil oppression and emotional bondage.

“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.” Dr. Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King’s calling for his mission in life was so strong that it took priority over everything else in his life. He dedicated every ounce of strength he had to serve his God, his country, and his people of color, to motivate them to stand up with a peaceful march for freedom for all people who were and are oppressed.

“Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King wanted to lead the civil liberties march in a peaceful way, a way approved of God because of his great love for Jesus Christ. He always knew his Christian citizenship was excellent because of his love for the Bible and Jesus Christ, but he grieved that his people of color were still oppressed, and not being recognized for their own merit.

Dr. King motivated all people to see the “big picture” his future vision for a better relationship between the races, all being accepted on their own self-worth.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King set a high moral standard by how to protest old forbidding ways of racial prejudice, by peaceful ways. His leadership of victory marches to protest the ever prevalent bias between the races, became the guiding light for all peaceful protests to follow.

Dr. Martin Luther King had a deep desire to lead people to Jesus Christ, to help people to find that inner peace that only comes from Jesus Christ dwelling in their heart and soul by his precious words of truth dwelling in their heart.

“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart—intelligence and goodness—shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.” Dr. King

He was so effective in his mission by combining his preaching the gospel, and telling people that they can peacefully present their cause by standing up and peacefully marching. They could with Christian kindness make a greater impression on people with the truth, to show their passionate need for change.

Dr. King’s well known messages touched the hearts of people who had grown up with despair because of their own lack of hope by being treated so bad most of their life.

Dr. King would not live long enough to see that over many, many years his dream for better relationships between the races could and would happen among some of the peacemakers. His short life reaped great rewards over a long period of time.

Bias between the races would always be evident in those whose evil knows no race but works in violence against all people. He was assassinated when he was only 39 years old, he was murdered in 1968.

Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated while on the balcony of his hotel room, in Memphis Tennessee. His last words spoken were to his long-time friend and musician Ben Branch, “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty.”

Moments later Martin Luther King, would stand before the Lord Jesus Christ, feeling free at last from the oppressions of the world.

(End of the excerpt)

Violence took the life of a man whose legacy will last as long as people can tell his story of his lasting love for his people. He valued life enough to do his protesting with peace, while living in a violent world.

Dr. Martin Luther King is one of my heroes, for all the good he did toward bringing good people together. It’s time for good people to pay their respects to a job well done by a “Hero of our hearts” and once again renew our vow to protest in a peaceable way.

We must instead of becoming part of a crowd as violent as the one who murdered an innocent man in front of the world, be a pattern of change and protest peacefully.

Let the good people’s voices be heard and encourage justice to be done, legally and in order because that is the reasonable way to address this terrible murderous act upon George Floyd.

Let peace reign in a “peaceful march” to respect the man so cruelly murdered and to respect Dr. Martin Luther King who so bravely gave his life, that others might address their own failure to respect all people according to their character, not because of their color.

We will echo, the quote from Dr. Martin Luther King once again because we want it to be etched in your mind, and a leading element for you to step up with good means of righting the wrongs of the heart and mind, by renewing all he stood for in a peaceful means of protest. Teach those who weren’t born yet, or living in America how to be great by protesting in peace, and treating others as you want to be treated, equally and with kindness. Bring back Dr. Martin Luther Kings legacy of peace! Do him proud, live with a good heart to others and try to be somebody’s hero.

“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart—intelligence and goodness—shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.” Dr. Martin Luther King

“ Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.”                               Holy Bible

My desire with this article is that it will encourage people to step up in a good way to effect a good change in one’s heart and mind toward all people and to only protest peacefully.

Joan Jessalyn Cox

Please sent people to my blog to read this important message for themselves. I appreciate your caring consideration about having peaceful protests enough to want to send your friends to read this blog.

Thanks for sharing this blog with others to encourage a safe way to protest.

Heroes of the Heart will soon be published,                                                                              hopefully by the last two weeks in June, 2020.

The first two books in my Foundational Faith In Truth Series                                                     discipleship and bible study books are published.

Book One: The Spirit Of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith In Jesus Christ                                    by Joan Jessalyn Cox

Book Two: Victorious Faith In Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct

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The Return of Jesus Christ in Christmas

The Return of Jesus Christ in Christmas

The cool evening night lit up gloriously when the angels appeared before the shepherds long ago near Bethlehem.

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over the flock by night.”

“And, lo the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.”

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger.”

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,”

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”              Luke 2: 8-14

The announcement that a child was born, was of great importance to all who have heard about that glorious moment down through the ages. People of all nations have heard that long ago proclamation by the angels at Jesus Christ’s birth. The amazing announcement was to show why Jesus was born. The point of his birth was as bright as a beam from the star his purpose was to save humanity by being the only one who can and will forgive their many sins. It was to show his purpose of salvation by giving them a way of escape from the torment of lawlessness, and bring the means to have peace and good will toward all people.

Jesus Christ has been a glorious, holy spotlight of hope for a change in people’s heart in response to his holy words in the Bible, that taught all who came to him how to love with respect one for the other from the heart.

We find that the message of importance brought to our attention by the angels, was to seek Jesus Christ who as the holy Son of God came to change our heart and life to one of kindly service to the people around us. To be like Jesus we must be the peacemaker and the person who knows how to love with a pure, clean heart to help others to find rest and peace enough to show people who Jesus Christ is as Savior.

Jesus is the only one who can help us escape the pain and sorrow of lawlessness. He can help us find a life full of happiness, by his caring guidance in all we do. It happens because of the unique life of Jesus who is God born as a human being to show us the perfect example of how to live like Jesus Christ.

I remember the sweetness of honoring Jesus Christ at Christmas, through Christmas seasons of the past. When I was in the second grade, we had a Christmas play about Jesus Christ’s birth, and we sang Christmas carols.

When I returned home from school mother told me another surprise, we were to meet my dad after work for another Christmas treat.

It was a snowy evening as my mother and I walked several blocks to town to meet my dad after he got off work at 6:00. That walk is forever etched in my memory. The blue gray sky so full of the falling snowflakes, they were landing on my eyelashes, and whisper kissing my forehead and red cheeks with cool touches.

I still remember the smell of wood burning, that swirled through the air with the falling icy sting of the snow. We could see the colored lights of Christmas decorations as they started twinkling on and off as we neared downtown.

We were to have a Christmas treat before Christmas since we were so far away from our immediate family in Oklahoma.

It was pay day, and we were going to get to eat out, and go to a movie. The Christmas feel was evident everywhere even with the smell of evergreen trees floating in the fragrant air, so when the Church bells rang out and lingered in the icy smoke filled atmosphere, we longingly remembered Christmas back home.
We had big family gatherings on Christmas Eve and on Christmas day, and each event had their greatest emphasis on Jesus Christ, from reading of the Christmas story about Jesus Christs’ birth, to the Christmas carols so lovingly sung by all the family.

We reverenced Jesus Christ, his birth and his life, so much so that we all wanted to share his love and devotion with one another. We went to church, to hear sermons about Jesus Christ and his love for all people. We attended church plays about Jesus Christ’s birth, so each generation in the family would know the source of our faith in Jesus Christ and how and why we should strive to be loyal to him and become like him in our character.

I love to return to that simpler life of long ago, when Christmas focused on the life and birth of Jesus Christ and how his birth affected all of humanity. It brings warmth to the heart of everyone who has warm memories and stories of love for Jesus Christ and love for their family.

Calling all Christians, it’s time to return Jesus Christ in Christmas traditions.
~ Joan Jessalyn Cox

 

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I’m very close to completing my third book. I will give you more information later, since I have two more books in the works, I haven’t decided which book will be published first.

I’m excited I can hardly wait I have an even bigger surprise to announce in the New Year.

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Give a gift of increased faith to all you care about, lift them up when they are down, and keep on praying to Jesus Christ. He answers your prayers, sincerely prayed in love according to his will. 

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Lord, I Can’t Climb This Mountain By Myself

 

Life and death are in the hands of God. You are headed to your death from the day you are born. Death is so final, you think you are ready but when it happens, you are not always ready.
My friend said, during my grieving for my son, as I prayed, I said, Lord I can’t climb this mountain by myself.
My friend was thinking back to many years ago when she lost her son, they had three daughters and one son, who was killed when he was still young.
He had gone on a hunting trip with his friends and some of them had taken their sons with them. Deer season had opened and they liked to go hunting together and some of them decided they had son’s old enough to learn how to hunt.
Their son had decided to take his young teenage son with him, they had all discussed that when you shook the branches on a bush, sometime it brought a deer out of the underbrush because you could tell a deer was nearby.
Their son shook the branches of the bush to attract the deer, and his son shot the gun because he thought a deer was there shaking the bush, and he shot his dad.
Her son was still alive when they all came running and were calling the ambulance, but he was bleeding profusely. He told his son, Don’t blame yourself, I’m alright I’m going to heaven. Then he died among his friends as tears were flowing and they were mourning his death.
When his mother and dad, and sisters were informed they were shocked, and overwhelmed with grief. They prayed as friends and family rushed in to try to console them, but too many times they were at a loss for words.
Patty, my friend said, “I told God that I couldn’t climb that mountain by myself, because I need you Jesus to pull me up that mountain and we can slide down the other side together.”
As we continued to talk about her grief when she lost her son these many years later, she said her comfort came as the Lord showed her not to fear death. She has comforted so many people who are going through the most drastic grief in their life, either facing death themselves or having someone close to them facing death.
As we talked, she said the following.
“When death comes it shows the hand of God, doctors can do a great job, but God is still in control of death and life. There’s nothing to fear about death, because you are stepping in the arms of God. The angels are coming to escort you though death, the kingdom of Satan. It takes the fear out of death when you know that God is in control of all things.”
Quote of the 23rd psalms from the Holy Bible, to encourage all those who need to be lifted up in spirit during the pangs of a hurting heart and the distress of life.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (we shall never want, need, or desire something that the Lord will not provide, when it fulfills his will for our life.)
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.” (The Lord provides spiritual rest and spiritual food)
“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (He restores us, and leads us in the right paths.)
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (The Lord gives us confidence to face the hardest times in our life and he leads us through the waters of rest, because his presence comforts us during the storms of life.)
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” ( We have spiritual feasts, and spiritual fulness in the Lords presence.)
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” (We are promised God’s goodness and mercy where his presence will continue with us all the days of our lives. It’s because we love to be in Jesus presence that we love to be in his house. His house can be the church or our own home where we pray and feel his presence continuously.) Psalms 23: 1-6

When you know that you are going up in the rapture, you will awaken from slumber of religious drifting to accept the fullness of God’s mercy.

Quotes from people who rely on Jesus Christ to comfort and be ever present with them during their times of trouble.

Actual quotes from people who are in the midst of spiritual growth, and sometimes feeling the growth pangs of heartache and despair as they face the finality of death.
“One more dose won’t hurt, is what was told a young mother, but it killed our little child.” Parents quote about what happened to their child.
“I want to get born again because I want to feel like I did the other day when I got born again.”

The mother of that child that died, made this statement, who had been ministered to by my friend who had gone through the pains of losing of her son. My friend was able to lead her to the Lord and comfort her with the healing of hope in Jesus Christ. The young mother wanted to feel that wonderful feeling she had when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior.
While I wrote this article, it was actually written by the people who went through the hurt, help and healing that only prayer to Jesus Christ, and the move of the Holy Spirit of God that ultimately can heal the hurts of humanity.

The merciful love and power of our resurrected Jesus Christ can heal the emotional, physical and spiritual hurt that bruises the hearts and minds of people in their life’s journey. ~ Joan Jessalyn Cox

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How Do We Approach Racism Peacefully?

By Joan Jessalyn Cox

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9

What is racism?

How petty would it be to look at someone’s skin color and decide whether they are good or evil. It is a foolish idea that because someone is different in any way that they don’t feel pain, get hurt feelings, can’t understand truth and bleed a different color of blood.
Humanity, people from every nation, has to first understand the value of human life, to place value on all human life. When any individual or group of people believes that human life from a different culture is no longer worth living, we have lost the true value of living. To place value on life is preserving the goodness in humanity, and avoiding the evil that exists to annihilate humanity.
There are good and bad people from every nation. We establish their value by recognizing their merit, how they treat others, how they conduct themselves, and their behavior in relationships with others.
People who are egotistical, self-indulgent, immoral, unkind, jealous, and loaded with guilt themselves, try to blame their own faults on others, and make them a scape-goat for their own failings. Petty people spew hatred toward anyone who is different from themselves.
Petty means small, trivial or insignificant in quantity or quality. Such as: petty grievances. Of contemptibly narrow mind or views: petty outlook. That petty outlook is spiteful, and mean. Isn’t it ironic that it also means of subordinate or inferior rank, meaning that the pettiness in racism comes from a mind that is subordinate to others influence that indoctrinates them to be a racist. A petty opinion of people of another race is inferior in its ability to form correct opinions of, or relate to people who are different, in color and culture.
A petty mind and it’s opinions arise from an insignificant point of view, because one’s color is not showing you who they really are, or where they are coming from in their personal perspective of life. A bias opinion about people of another race remains of no value in determining the merit of their true personality, behavior patterns, or their mental astuteness.
A petulant attitude is unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered, or peevish. It jabs at, and attacks people of other cultures because it makes them feel superior, all the while they are showing how small they are in their inflated attitudes of themselves and they bully others as most cowards do.
A prejudiced person creates havoc wherever they go and drown people in their inane chatter, that is never in true value to anyone around them. It’s their repetition of hatred that diminishes them. If there was anything of value in their thinking it is overshadowed with the hatred that is being expressed in their whole demeanor, when they choose to demean, and bully others around them.
The conflict of racism creates discord, strife, contention, and conflict because it comes forth from hatred. Why hate someone just because of their skin color, or lack thereof? Why abuse others by name calling, assaulting and attacking them simply because you feel you are superior to someone who is different than you? It makes no common sense to judge someone other than the value of what they deliver, in their behavior to others. If they do good, appreciate them, if they do evil steer clear of them and partake not in their evil. Don’t be deceived, people from every nation have good people and bad people to admire or contend with. Evaluate them according to their behavior, the merit of how well or how bad you or the people around you are treated.
What creates racism are lies and the outcome is evil incited and delivered by people who hate because they instigate a warring attitude because of racial lines.
Hatemongers are liars that incite people to respond in confrontations that can wind up in some form of assault from slander, bullying or as dire and final as murder.
Monger is a person promoting something undesirable. Used in combination with another word, such as: scandalmonger; warmonger.
What incites and ignites the fiery flames of racial discrimination comes from any group that chooses to label someone who is not a racist, but uses the “racist” name calling, to slander them. Its hatred of truth and reality that echoes so frequently and loudly that it tattoos the minds of the people who don’t stop to think for themselves.
The liars, blaming the people of truth, jump on the loudest bandwagon of lies and slander to create chaos for the instigators. It doesn’t matter to the rumbling crowd who jumps on the bandwagon of hatemongering, whether they know the truth or not, as long as they spew lies and are hissing hateful speeches.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV Holy Bible.
How can you confront racism, and begin to change it and create a peaceful atmosphere?

People who know the truth can differentiate between those who are stirring up the protest to cause confusion and hate, from those who are being called a racist, who are instead the people who know the truth and wants to promote peace.
How can you tell the difference between a hate monger, and a peace maker?
You can always tell the hatemonger because they want to incite violence from their conversations, and they always lie. Hateful people lie, and want to destroy someone, or something with vicious aggression.
Peacemakers tell the truth, and want to help people to be happy, content and worry free. When people have peace in their heart and mind, they try to inspire others to be their best, and encourage them in a peaceful and calm way.
A good person with high morals and purpose will want to help all people more than themselves .When in truth they usually have done more for people they have encountered of all races to have a better life, because of the principles they live by and the compassion they feel for others.
“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”

“Who comfort us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”                        2 Corinthians 1:2-4 KJV Holy Bible
The most comforting companion you can have is Jesus Christ. You can talk to him day or night. When no one else is around, Jesus is with you waiting to hear your voice, knowing you welcome Him into your presence.
When we were young and attended church we would sing, Jesus Loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red, and yellow, black, brown and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus Loves the little children of the world. That song was a comfort to the children and the adults, because everyone needs to know they are loved. People need to be comforted and loved from the “cradle to the grave” they need a “good neighbor” to encourage them during chaotic times.
The comfort of Jesus Christ when accepted by faith is a state of ease or well-being in rest and peace. Jesus Christ gives hope to those who are in distress because of sin, sickness, and mental disturbances.
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord only makes me dwell in safety.” Psalms 4:8 KJV Holy Bible
Joan Jessalyn Cox author of the Foundational Faith In Truth Series of books. Joan Jessalyn Cox is the former editor of International Christian News. She has been keynote speaker at Women’s Conferences, and spoke at Christian Writer’s Conferences. Joan has taught foundational truth and deliverance in bible studies, and counseled people with spiritual needs. Her husband is Evangelist Tommy L Cox.

http://wwwjesusabundanthope.com

Joan’s first book in the series title:

The Spirit of Truth is Power: Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ by Joan Jessalyn Cox
The second books title:

Victorious Faith In Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct by Joan Jessalyn Cox

Grandma’s First Bible

Answered Prayer Stories
Grandmother’s First Bible
In 1919 my grandparents lived in Santa Fe Oklahoma while my grandfather worked in the oil field.
In those days they had to arrange to live in the best way they could, it was long before anyone could go to a new location and have access to real housing as we now know it.
They lived in a large tent, grandmother cooked on an iron stove, and she swept the hard-red clay dirt that was the floor of the large tent. They had three small children and two metal framed beds, a few pots, pans and dishes, and a wooden rocking chair.
When the wind blew hard the dry red dust would fill the air and ride the currents across the dry land.
My grandmother longed for a bible to read, but she knew few people in the area, and fewer still that had a bible. Everyday grandma would pray for a bible to read. One day a storm with wind racing down the road, made the tent flap slap furiously and the tent to sway as the wind grew into a heavy billowing gust.

Grandmother kept the children on the big metal bed, while she watched the growing storm clouds gather. She was ready to put them under the bed when it got too bad. She saw some loose paper sheets swirling around down the dust covered road. She cautioned the children to stay on the bed while she rushed out to gather some of the pages of the book. She gathered up eight pages from a Bible, and she was so happy that she now could read from the bible. That was my grandparents first Bible.
Many times, I have seen on the Internet various videos showing people from other nations who have prayed for many years for a Bible. I would see them as they rejoiced when they finally would have a box of Bibles sent to a church, and they thank the Lord for the opportunity to read the Bible. They hungered for God’s word, like people starving for much-needed food.
We need to see that desire here in America. Instead of hungering and thirsting for the amazing word of God, our people have become shut-off from being receptive to God’s truth. They first became gospel hardened, with a hardened heart toward other people, they became unkind and cruel. They became resistant to Jesus Christ by being persuaded to live with a double-minded perspective of the world system.
They have wavered from the truth, by swinging back and forth, like a pendulum. People have professed more than they possessed of God’s truth. They have tried to accept Jesus statements in the Bible, but they haven’t fully believed them to produce life-changing faith. They have been persuaded more by the unclean habits of the people of the world, than the clean habits of resting in the faith of Jesus Christ.
You can only have peace, rest and contentment in your belief in Jesus Christ when you can love others as yourself. When you can fill your mind, heart and soul with the wonderful life changing words of Jesus Christ’s truth.
Joan Jessalyn Cox
See my new video on our website, grandma’s first bible
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God’s Divine Appointment to Answer Prayer

By Joan Jessalyn Cox

One morning our daughter Joanna was getting ready for work, she needed to leave in about ten minutes to get there on time. The phone rang, and her son needed to ask her a question. They talked a few minutes leaving her in rush to get out the door to work. She hurried to the car, loaded her computer and saw a woman walking down the road crying, she had a card board sign under her arm.
Joanna got in the car and rolled down the window and asked the woman if she needed help, or a ride somewhere. She nodded yes, opened the door with tears still rolling down her face.
“Where do you need to go?” My daughter asked, wondering what was wrong.
Over to Walmart, my granddaughter is sick and needs some medicine. Her crying began to wrack her body as she began to tell her story.
I’ve been praying since 4:00 this morning crying out to the Lord for help. I don’t know what to do but to take this sign and get some money for groceries. My daughter and grand-daughter have come to live with me. We neither one have a job, and I get a small check from the government, it’s already gone. I don’t have any groceries, and a relative came and dug up my water well to sell it for drugs. My granddaughter is sick, I have a card to get her medicine.  The woman was obviously at the point of desperation.
Joanna flew into action which is her personality, and her great compassion moves her when she sees the need. She said don’t worry, we’ll get you some help right now. She picked up her cell phone, called work told them she would be a little late and told the crying woman they would go into the Walmart and get her some groceries. She spent $100 dollars getting them several bags of groceries, and jugs of water.
They went over to the pharmacy to pick up the medicine for the sick little girl and the woman who waited on them, flung down the card with a snide remark and said this won’t work. Joanna stepped up and handed her a twenty-dollar bill, while frowning her disgust at someone so uncaring as to treat someone so harshly without human kindness.
Joanna took the woman home and her daughter and grand-daughter came running out to help carry all the sacks of groceries in the house, they thanked her many times and their gratefulness shown on their faces. She handed the woman gas money, so she would be able to have transportation again.
When she related the story to her co-workers, one of them later gave her fifty dollars. They were touched by her compassion for the lady whose prayer was answered within only four hours. When you truly care about others you can be used of God to be part of the answer to someone’s hurting heart-felt crying out to God.
By Joan Jessalyn Cox
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http://www.jesusabundanthope.com

 

                    Bears and Angels a True Story

 

Our sixteen-year-old great grandson, Colton decided to accompany his good friend Jonathan on a bow and arrow hunting outing with him and his older brother. Colton didn’t have his hunting license, so he went along I guess for moral support.
The older brother took the first tree stand, then Colton and his friend climbed up the tall tree in the second tree stand, a few yards from the first one.
They settled in whispering and watching for deer, when Jonathan’s older brother messaged him on the cell phone. He read it to Colton, Black bear just passed me headed your way.
Panic triggered their fear and Jonathan said what do we do? Colton said, It’s not far to the truck, we’d better book it.
They frantically hurried down the tree and saw the big black bear ambling toward them, they started running to the car, and the big black bear began to run after them.
Breathing hard they barely got to truck and popped into it, when the bear was right outside the windows.
The next day Colton was talking to his grandmother, telling her of the frightening experience in detail.
When Colton related his story to his grandmother Joanna, she said “That’s why we pray everyday for the Lord to protect you and all our grandchildren. We pray for the Lord to send his angels to watch over you and protect you.”
“Those angels were really running Grandma!”

~ Joan Jessalyn Cox

“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”                Psalms 91:11 KJV

 

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The Spirit Of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ by Joan Jessalyn Cox

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Victorious Faith In Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct by Joan Jessalyn Cox

Bears and Angels a True Story

Peace and Goodwill through Jesus Christ

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7

 

Who brings peace?

The song of the angels that rejoiced at Jesus Christ birth, gave us the harmony of hope that can only come from Almighty God.

The angels joyfully sang.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14

When Jesus was born he came to earth to be our perfect holy example of how to live a pure righteous life. He showed the world his holy personality, so we would see how a perfect sinless existence would heal people body, soul and spirit to bring them into God’s high moral standards and bring them peace and goodwill.

Prayer is a worthwhile way to redeem your time. Prayer is a good way to prove God’s promises are true. Answered prayer proves your faith in Jesus Christ is true.

Prayer is provable by faith in Jesus Christ. Loving and trusting Jesus Christ is the joy of faith.

Energize your faith in Jesus Christ! Find Peace and Perspective from God’s Timeless Truths.

 

Who needs peace? Families, individuals, governments, nations, churches, Christians.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  John 14:27

People need answers. Answers that are genuine, honest, and in-depth. Answers that can lead them to a better place in their life, and most important of all change their thinking and actions.

Jesus Christ needs you! You need Jesus Christ!

Truth is an explosion of reality! Face up to the truth! Truth is stronger than fiction! Get Real!

There are many statements made about the scriptures that are divorced from the truth.

In her work the truth stands out as a treasured taste of freedom. Truth is a way of life that liberates the soul’s ties to the lies of corruption.

 

The Way of Truth!

God’s ways are not of the world. God’s ways are so much greater than the ways of the world it’s hard for the human mind to ever image God’s way.

“These things have I spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,”

“To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1: 78 & 79

God our divine protector-The victory -The presence of the victorious Christ gives assurance of the victory.

“The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.” Exodus 14:14

 

Where should peace begin?

 

True peace can only come to the nations when peace is felt and experienced in the hearts of the people, a normal outcome of peace with oneself and Jesus Christ.

Let peace begin at home, let peace begin in me.

Let peace begin in you,

Let Peace set us free, set us free

Free to do good, free to help others

Free just to be me!

“And let peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body: and be ye thankful.”

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”   Colossians 3:9-17

It’s time for Christians to make a stand together for Jesus Christ, to be revived and restored, and to work together for all his holy, moral standards of love, peace and goodness to all people.

Peace in our hearts, brings peace in our lives, and peace to our nation!

“I will both lay me down in peace and sleep; for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”  Psalms 4:8

Wisdom tells you to be wise, watchful and aware always, because the enemy is near you all the time. It takes the truth, and genuine prayer to Jesus Christ, who always answers prayer and who will intervene, when those who are honest come to him to stop the horrific actions of evil around them.

You can only speak peace to those who are trustworthy, peace can only come through truth. All those who lie cannot be trusted in anything and since they move in opposite directions they will betray you someway, somehow and some day.

~ Joan Jessalyn Cox

 

 And in despair I bowed my head:

‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said,

For hate is strong,

And mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good will to men.’

 

 Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

‘God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;

The wrong shall fail the right prevail,

With peace on earth, good will to men. “

Henry W. Longfellow – 1807-1882

 

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Victorious Faith in Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct Joan Jessalyn Cox Second book in the Foundational Faith In Truth Bible Study series, 236 pages, (paperback) $17.99, 9780999161708 (eBook) available $2.99 9780999161715 (Reviewed: November 2017)
In Victorious Faith in Jesus Christ, Joan Jessalyn Cox teaches foundational biblical principles to help Christians become true examples of Christ’s love by growing in spirituality, increasing their faith, and living in “harmony with the truth of God’s word.”
Cox believes many Christians, including some ministers, have an elementary understanding of their faith, which hinders their prayers, binds them to sin, and weakens their witness. She aims to counteract the “profusion of confusion” among Christians by teaching the absolute truth of the Bible. To this end, she urges readers to reflect and discover “mind-hooks” or false teachings that have twisted their thinking and behavior. She encourages daily repentance, Bible study and prayer for a victorious life.
Her wisdom and insight into Scripture bring revelation and conviction as she clearly explains the traits inherent to righteous living, such as integrity, self-discipline, spiritual discernment, and more. Parents will value her candid discussion of proper discipline vs raising children with too much freedom, which she equates to abuse in the form of “fatal neglect.” Further, Cox’s transparent humility in sharing her own past confusion over the belief that grace was a “license to sin” exemplifies her Christlike humility and bolsters her argument that correcting wrong ideas fosters spiritual growth.
Cox’s biblical wisdom is congruent…with her beautiful message of love for lost souls. The truths she shares are biblically sound and valuable to Christians both new and seasoned. Cox’s…contribution to Christian teaching has the potential to be exceptional.

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Foundational Faith In Truth Bible Study Series by Joan Jessalyn Cox has the first two books now available.
Book One: The Spirit Of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith in Jesus Christ
Book Two: Victorious Faith In Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Graham a True Friend to Jesus Christ and Christian Statesman

When you welcome someone into your life you want to introduce them to your best friend. How many people worldwide did Billy Graham introduce to Jesus Christ? How many millions felt like Billy Graham was their friend, even though they never met him face to face.
It was always enough that Billy Graham had met Jesus Christ and loved him enough to want to share that Divine loving fellowship with everyone he met.
Billy Graham was a true evangelist, whose life and countenance shown a loyalty to Jesus Christ, many never experienced, and he yearned to let them know about the greatest man who ever lived, Jesus Christ.
We remember the dynamic way he spoke with his compassionate appeal, spreading the truth of God’s word with a gospel message that touched the heart of those who heard him. He preached with the sincere fervor of his evangelical voice compelling his audience to come to Jesus Christ.
All eyes were on Billy Graham, there was no restlessness, no yawning and fading away in the mind, but the Holy Spirit made the message of salvation and deliverance so uplifting, it drew them to Jesus Christ. The beautiful strains of a well-chosen hymn invited them to come to meet Jesus Christ the peacemaker of humanity.
Jesus Christ, the man of truth, divine love and good will was with the evangelist as he stood inviting the audience to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their soul. Jesus stood with Billy Graham as he spoke with hope and heaven spread out before them, as he lifted the name of Jesus Christ up to the world. Billy Graham one of the greatest evangelist in this century.
Jesus Christ was always present for his friend Billy Graham, as Billy Graham stood up for the truth of Jesus Christ. He always made the work of Jesus Christ and salvation the priority in his life. He was a man of God, chosen to do a dynamic work of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to millions of people from all nations.
Millions of people can remember the day they sat and listened to Billy Graham passionately present Jesus Christ to them. They can remember the words that tugged at their heart as he so passionately asked them to come forward and accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
Billy Graham was a Christian Statesman, a true spokesman for Jesus Christ. He stood head and shoulders above most men of God, because of his steadfast allegiance to Jesus Christ.
He shared the gospel generously to the crowds who listened to him and responded to his truth moving them to flow down to the front to accept Jesus Christ. He was honorable and respectable through his faith, he never wavered, he remained honest, dependable and sincere.
He was always seen as a credible witness for Jesus Christ, because he lived a clean life, that never changed, but remained true to the faith he preached.
He proved the truth of God’s word worked wonders in a consistent clean holy life lived according to God’s principles.
He was a man of true integrity that lived the life that pleased God and brought peace and good will into the lives that turned to Jesus because of his ministry and honorable life of loyalty to Jesus Christ.
He began and ended his Christian life by pleasing God and staying true to Jesus Christ. A man of high morals, great courage and integrity, who took the high road in life through showing others the way of peace, hope and Christian love in a hopeless world.
The gospel message that Billy Graham lived to deliver to the world was intended to bring peace and good will to every accepting heart, through Jesus Christ.
The message and legacy Billy Graham left to every Christian is to keep spreading the gospel message. To stand up for Jesus Christ beginning with prayer for one another, and to carry the gospel message to a world that is lost and dying.
When you make peace with Jesus Christ, and can make peace with yourself, you will be able to bring peace in your environment one courageous Christian at a time.
I wonder, Did Jesus Christ stand up as Billy Graham joined them in heaven, as the angels sang and rejoiced at his home coming? Will that be how we feel when we are called home to heaven?
Can we make a difference, even a small amount that will count before the wrapping up of all times? Can we bring peace to a chaotic world?
Yes! when we can reflect the truth of God, and pattern our life after Jesus Christ, and a dear friend in Jesus Christ service, Billy Graham.
Remember Billy Graham as one of the most honorable and noble Christians to present Jesus Christ to the world.
Remember Billy Graham as you honor him by living a better life with a close fellowship with Jesus Christ.
Remember him happy, because he was a man who pleased God, presented the truth of God and pointed millions to Jesus Christ so they could live a happy life, full of abundant hope and faith.
By Joan Jessalyn Cox
http://www.jesusabundanthope.com

Author of the Foundational Faith In Truth Bible Study Series

The Spirit Of Truth Is Power: Reviving Faith In Jesus Christ

Victorious Faith In Jesus Christ: Creates Good Christian Conduct

Both  books in the series by Joan Jessalyn Cox