Updates on…Well…Everything?

Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties ever since COVID hit our house last year. There’s been several reasons, mostly the symptoms that lasted for months, followed by a veracious bout of insomnia. I’ve always struggled with sleep, it’s not something that’s ever come easy to me. Five hours of consecutive sleep is a successful night! Most often it’s a few hours, followed by some mulling about, ending with an extra hour or two. Before last year I had at least one day a month where I simply couldn’t sleep at all, a couple days a week where more than a couple hours wasn’t possible, ending with a full body crash where I would get those five hours I mentioned. During, and for months after, getting sick, I was able to sleep unlike ever before. I could sleep anywhere, sitting up or laying down, comfortable or not, night or day, for hours on end. Without an alarm, I could sleep for 12 or more hours! This went on for about six months, and resulted in far fewer articles being written here. As you can imagine, with only a few hours of sleep, and a brain wide awake, prior to getting sick I had a lot of time on my hands for writing.

Then, as quickly as it started, the sleep stopped. Like, stopped. For the first time in my life I broke my insomnia record of three nights without sleep. I blew through it, actually, managing a regrettable seven day forced fast from sleep. Even on the nights where I’m able to fall asleep, I wake within an hour feeling like I had a good nap. Perhaps it’s the after effects of the virus, or maybe it’s age, but either way my body isn’t handling the lack of sleep the way it use to. Once upon a time I could get a few hours of sleep and then get a good amount of work done. I could write, create graphics for social media, edit podcasting episodes, clean, craft something for someone’s birthday…but now I am awake for all hours of the night without the energy to do much of anything. My brain won’t shut down to sleep, but it also won’t think clearly enough to allow work to get done. Frustratingly enough, unlike my prior experiences, my mind doesn’t get any clearer when the sun comes up. Especially after day three of little to no sleep, by day four I’m a walking talking zombie. By day five I’m a stumbling, slurring, zombie. I have very little recollection of day’s six or seven. Recently, this issue has begun abating, rather than the seven days of sleeplessness followed by a night and day crash, I’m experiencing four or five days, sometimes less, sometimes more, with a good deal more clarity in-between. I am very thankful for this! While during the last few months I’ve had more opportunity to pray, I’ve missed the ability to write, read, and interact with all of you.

Now that I’m having more days in a row where my brain works, I’m looking forward to writing the MASSIVE amount of book reviews I’ve been planning for! I’m also really excited to be starting a new project for Open Hearts, called the After Show, a bonus episode that will be airing on AGTV and the Open Hearts channel after the Open Hearts Podcast and the Book Club. You can see a sneak peak of the first episode here:

I was incredibly humbled, as well as excited, to be invited to write for my brother-in-Christ and dear friend, Dave Jenkins at Servants of Grace. I’ve been so blessed by his writing, and podcasting work, and it’s an absolute honor to be able to join with him and the other wonderful women who blog for him.

If you missed it, Monday’s episode was an exciting episode! I threw my back out and wasn’t able to get a lot of…well, anything done, early this week. It’s feeling a lot better today, so while I’ve got you here let me tell you about the aforementioned show. Most of you know that Kristin Everett and Patrick Studabaker have joined me on Tulips and Honey frequently. In fact, there was a, jokingly encouraged, contest to see who could guest host more often than the other. That led me to searching for a way to bring them both in at once, Patrick brilliantly filled in the gaps of my weird thought process, by suggesting a series on The Importance of Church. Monday’s episode was born of that idea, and part two will be coming, Lord willing, next week. You can check out that episode on nearly every podcasting platform or on Youtube here:

The last update I wanted to mention is about Pastor Edward. Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined me in praying for his surgery! He’s doing well, very nearly ready to come home, and working hard at physical therapy. It’s still a difficult process, and currently they’re biggest need is keeping his insurance while he’s out of work. If you’ve got the financial ability to help, I’ll include his gofundme account here, and I know I speak for both him and Sandi, when I thank you for all your encouragement and prayer!

Prayer Request: Pastor Edwards Surgery

Hello dear ones, I hope this finds you all doing well. This morning, at 11am CST our podcasting and pastoral brother-in-Christ Edward will be going in for another surgery. This time the doctors will be amputating a larger portion of his leg below his knee to prevent the spreed of the infection he’s been fighting since February. Please join me in praying for him, and his beautiful wife Sandi. He’s going to be out of work even longer now, if you have the ability to help financially we’ve set up a GoFundMe account, if you’re unable to help please consider sharing so that others can join us in praying and helping this couple weather such a difficult storm.

https://gofund.me/2c9555d9

Biblical Discernment with Dave Jenkins

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I’m so thankful to have been joined by Dave Jenkins from Servants of Grace to discuss how to rightly read the Bible, understanding what we read rather than reading ourselves into the text or taking the whole thing out of context. In this second part we focus mostly on using Biblical discernment. Down below is a list of links for anything mentioned on the show and for more info about Dave. Please be sure to subscribe to his podcast, you’ll be edified weekly!

Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Last weeks episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOWeOTOt_BQ

For more information about Dave you can check out his website here: https://servantsofgrace.org

You can find Dave’s book The Word Explored: https://www.amazon.com/Word-Explored-…

Subscribe to Dave’s podcast Servants of Grace here: https://servantsofgrace.org/subscribe…

Links to find Dave on Social Media: 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/DaveJJenkins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaveJJenkins https://www.facebook.com/Servantsofgrace

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/servantsofg… https://www.instagram.com/davejjenkins/

MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/davejenkins18

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online  

My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg​​…  

My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-h​​…  

or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub​​   

For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

Navigating Difficult Passages with Dave Jenkins

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I had the privilege of having Dave Jenkins from Servants of Grace on the program again for this two part discussion on interpretation. A while back I had the thought that it would be nice to do an entire series on verses that are difficult to understand, but with a mixed audience I didn’t want to teach Scripture. The solution was to have brothers in Christ that were solid theologically come on the show. When I brought this idea up with Dave he had the brilliant idea to teach how to deal with those difficult verses! As it was his idea, I clearly had to force bribe ask Dave nicely to do the honors. It’s a two part episode, I hope you all are as edified as I was!

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Below is a timestamped outline as well as links to find more information about Dave. Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

TS 00:02:20 – Why is it important for women to know how to rightly interpret Scripture?

TS 00:05:20 – What is the difference in inerrancy of Scripture and the accuracy of translations?

TS 00:11:10 – Do you recommend when studying Scripture using multiple translations and Strongs Concordance? 

TS 00:13:15 – Can you give us some examples of difficult passages?

TS 00:23:35 – How do we get to the point where lay people are being taught these things in their churches?

TS 00:24:40 – Ways we can handle the hard verses in the Bible

TS 00:35:00 – The importance of context

For more information about Dave you can check out his website here: https://servantsofgrace.org

You can find Dave’s book The Word Explored: https://www.amazon.com/Word-Explored-Problem-Biblical-Illiteracy/dp/1989174868

Subscribe to Dave’s podcast Servants of Grace here: https://servantsofgrace.org/subscribe-to-podcast/

Links to find Dave on Social Media:

Twitter:https://twitter.com/DaveJJenkins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaveJJenkins

https://www.facebook.com/Servantsofgrace

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/servantsofg…

https://www.instagram.com/davejjenkins/

MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/davejenkins18

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online

 My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg​​

 My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-h​​

 or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub​​  

For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

Purity Culture with TikTok Famous Kristin Everett

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Throughout church history there has been a consistent, if not defective, tendency to attempt to fix the problems within by forcing goats to behave like sheep. By demanding a work of righteousness before salvation, before even an explanation is given, effectively putting the cart before the horse. One prime example of this was the Purity Culture, which hit its fever pitch in the 90’s and has had some devastating affects. Unfortunately, the ideas promoted in that movement linger on, and need to be addressed. So, what to do? The obvious answer is to bring Kristin Everett onto the program so that she can single handedly solve all the woes brought on by Purity Culture. Listen in as she gives first hand examples, as well as many sent in to her via the mysterious “stitching” of TikTok videos, showing the sad state of works based religion masquerading as morality lessons for teens. We get into the nitty gritty as well as detailing solutions, and a far bit of theology to help negate this unhelpful teaching. Below is a timestamped outline incase you want to skip through, as well as links to Kristin’s social media, previous episodes, and famous TikTokery. Yes, I made that word up. Patten it, guys!

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Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

TS 00:01:35 – Why discuss this topic?

TS 00:03:00 – What is Purity?

TS 00:19:00 – Kristins experience with Purity Culture

TS 00:39:15 – My experience with Purity Culture

TS 00:41:20 – My husbands experience with Purity Culture

TS 00:51:15 – Where is the balance?

TS 00:57:35 – How do we share the grace of God in this?

TS 01:08:00 – How to rightly correct Purity Culture

TS 01:22:25 – How do we correct teachers who are teaching this?

You can find Kristin on TikTok sharing the Gospel and the truth about Gods Word here: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJVg6Vgo/​

Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/xtin.rose/

If you’d like to check out the three part interview I did with Kristin you can find them all here:

Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqk2…​

Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35IH…​

Part III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlopZ…

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg

My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-h

or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub

For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

Prayer Request: Afghanistan and Susan Heck

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! This morning we heard the sad news that Susan Heck’s husband, who had been fighting COVID Pneumonia, passed away. Doug Heck was a graduate of Moody and The Master’s Seminary, he served faithfully as the senior pastor for Grace Community Church of Tulsa, and just as faithfully was a husband to his wife for 46 years. Please join us in praying for Susan, their family, and their congregation. Just as we rejoice that Doug has gone to glory, we mourn with Susan and their loved ones.

The second prayer request I have comes from the recent upheaval of the Afghan government by the Taliban due to the removal of our troops from the country. While it’s true that there will be long term concerns, I ask that you would take time to pray for the believers, missionaries, and volunteers that are now at great risk. Many of them are trying to leave, others don’t have that option. We’ve already seen a return to the horrid treatment of women and children, as well as the cruelty and malice this group of terrorists are best known for. God is sovereign, and in the face of persecution and hardship the Church grows while faith deepens. Thank you for joining me in praying, my friends. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Different Worldview’s for The End Times

The topic of eschatology is one that I have enjoyed learning about, but have found it difficult to grasp all the different opinions. So I was really very thankful for the opportunity to dig deeper. No matter how deep I dug, I still didn’t hit the bottom…or even close. Instead, I recorded this episode giving a basic explanation of each viewpoint. Hopefully, this will be helpful for y’all, and if I’ve gotten anything wrong please let me know!

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Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

TS 00:17:40 – Etymology of Eschatology

TS 00:25:35 – Etymology of Millennialism

TS 00:27:05 – Etymology of Parousia

TS 00:28:25 – Premillennialism

TS 00:42:10 – Amillennialism

TS 00:45:10 – Postmillennialism

The Last Days According to Jesus by R. C. Sproul: https://www.ligonier.org/store/the-last-days-according-to-jesus-paperback

Book Review: The Wars of the Jews by Flavius Josephus: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/thursday-book-review-the-wars-of-the-jews-by-flavius-josephus/

R. C. Sproul’s lectures on Eschatology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n22MRa0P6_I&list=PL30acyfm60fWm9jA8LNRnYizJj5VEduus

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online

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For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

Christian clichés with Justin Hereford

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! We’ve all heard Christian cliche’s, some of us have even used them, but are they Biblical? According to polls, 81% of professing Christians actually believe that one of these phrases is a genuine Bible verse. But here’s the kicker, not only are NONE of these in the Word of God, most of them are completely unbiblical. I brought my amazingly wonderful, utterly handsome husband, Justin Hereford, onto the program today to break these down Scripturally and logically. We even give some options for more doctrinally sound phrases to replace them. I’d love to hear if you’ve got any quotes we missed, or if there were any on our lists that you’ve found particularly frustrating.

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Below is a timestamped outline as well as the verses mentioned in today’s episode. Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

TS 00:05:45 – God won’t give you anything you can’t handle

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 2 Cor. 1:8 

TS 00:16:25 – God wants you happy, wealthy, and wise? 

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15

81% of Christians believe this is in the Bible poll – https://somajc.org/god-helps-those/

TS 00:22:00 – There is a reason for everything…

TS 26:45 – Forgive and forget

The prudent sees danger and hides himself,

    but the simple go on and suffer for it. Proverbs 22:3

TS 00:32:00 – Listen to your heart?

The heart is deceitful above all things,

    and desperately sick;

    who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. Matthew 15:19

TS 00:36:00 – God helps those who help themselves.

TS 00:42:55 – If God closes a door He’ll open a window?

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online

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For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

The MEGA Live Event – July 31st, 2021

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Tonight I’ll be going live and I’m going to be addressing The Warrenton Declaration, as well as sharing a sneak peak of Monday’s episode, a lot of great recommendations, and prayer requests! There’s also going to be an adorable video of the puppies who are HUGE now. We’ve got squirrels, a new flavor of Oreo’s to try, and some very cool content to share, like the free Hermeneutics class currently available over at TMU!

I’ve added all the links to everything we’ll be discussing in tonight’s show down below incase you want to check it out. You can watch live below, on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I hope y’all will join us! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s as study to show yourselves approved.

Through the Narrow – CRT in CRU by Gina Cooks: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com

Free course on Hermeneutics: https://institute.tms.edu/library/hermeneutics/about/

Elizabeth Prata The End Times blog – Demas and Judas and Simon Magus looked like the real thing: https://the-end-time.org/2021/07/30/demas-and-judas-and-simon-magus-looked-like-the-real-thing/

Bible Contradictions by Jimmy from Veritas Domain: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/bible-contradiction-who-brought-joseph-into-egypt/

Servants of Grace by Dave Jenkins: https://servantsofgrace.org/theology-for-life/what-is-church-membership-and-why-does-it-matter-to-me/?fbclid=IwAR3HakXY8i8fpA5QD1_kbkD9ceQYjfw7SOm9m7DJ0R1-X-sJeGPD7rB-p38

The Warrenton Declaration: https://warrentondeclaration.com/?fbclid=IwAR28-uhnp5csJ9clExpgDNIIzj7izCAdcxWUoM8DxPPGDvz4QnYC_kEfYeQ

Check out Cave to the Cross Apologetics: cavetothecross.com

Tulips & Honey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/583255339073775

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