The MEGA List: February 14, 2020 – LivingWaters, Paul Washer, and Journals

February 14th, 2020 MEGA List included movie reviews, recommendations for journals, books, and good content to watch. Not the mention a special suggestion at the end.

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Hello, and Happy Valentines Day, dear ones! I hope this post finds you all doing well. Do you have big plans with your loved ones today? We are going to push most of our fun off until tomorrow. My hubby worked a nightshift last night and has a doctors appointment early this morning before he can rest. Please pray for him, he had a rare reaction to a new medication. We would greatly appreciate your prayers, as the appointment today will include running tests to make sure no long term damage was done. With that being said, let’s dig right into the MEGA list for today. We’ve got some really exciting things to discuss, and review. One thing I keep failing to mention is that we’re also talking about this list each Friday over on our YouTube channel. Sometimes we even take it live, although I’m still learning how to do that.

Recommendations

For today’s recommendations I want to start with a very unique item I found for sale on Amazon. It’s a sermon notes journal…for kids! Isn’t that cute? Kayliegh takes notes during Sunday service, either in the booklet prepared or in her own notebook. I think it would be really fun for her to have her own, and these are created by The Biblical Creative, a wonderful friend and Instagrammer. You can find more at her website, thebiblicalcreative.com. We’d also like to recommend you accept our invitation to follow our book club over at Goodreads, by following this link here. You can keep up with what we’re reading, and read about upcoming book club options happening on with our Patreon’s. One last recommendation is that you check out our Q&A Mini Episodes over on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss anymore fun content.

Reviews

There is a new LivingWaters movie I’d like to review today, titled When It’s Okay to Kill Your Mother, which you can watch free here. In this film Ray Comfort is going through the college campus asking about a man who was not convicted for murder, after tossing his mother over the balcony. Why wasn’t he convicted? She was dying, and suffering, so the judge ruled it was okay to kill her. In full LivingWaters fashion, this is a Gospel tract in movie form. Not only does it deal with the depravity of man, and the sanctity of life, but it presents the Gospel. They’ve also re-released their movie on suicide, owing to the fact that the previous title did not seem to have fit with what they were hoping to achieve. You can watch You Are Not Alone: Hope for Your Depression here.

Suggestions

If you’ve followed Paul Washers HeartCry Missionaries Youtube channel you may have already heard that they are going to be releasing some different content than their usual. For this, they’ve created a new channel, called Heartcry Films. My suggestion for this weekend is that you subscribe to their new channel, and pray for their team as they prepare to launch this new part of their ministry. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Friday’s MEGA List – Recommendations, Reviews, Suggestions: November 15th, 2019

Dear ones, welcome back to another MEGA list. There are only 6 Friday’s left in 2019, not including today. That’s almost impossible to believe, as another year comes to a close. Coming up on Tulips & Honey on Monday we will be addressing how, when, and why to rebuke one another as well as how we ought to be treating one another on social media. I know we’ve dealt with this already, however it’s come up yet again, only in a different way. On Thursday we’ll be dropping an absolutely fascinating interview with Professor Nancy Pearcey. That lady is truly one of the most interesting individuals we’ve had the pleasure of talking with. In fact, we talked for four hours! Don’t worry, we won’t be releasing a four hour long episode, the magic of the edit button!

Recommendations

I’ve recommended Librovox before, it’s a free website that offers audiobooks from the public domain. I recently learned that you can also listen to their audiobooks on iTunes! Isn’t that neat? Here’s a link to one that I’ll be listening to soon, Contra Gentes by Athanasius. They’ve also got the Institutes there, as well as a multitude of Charles Spurgeon works! Becca, my super sweet co-host, wanted to recommend this Spurgeon devotional, and this Primer her and her husband use as a family devotional.

Reviews

Today I’d like to review Ray Comforts newest movie Why Did the Dinosaurs Disappear. It follows the same pattern of his other movies, explaining a scientific, or moral, fact while sharing the Gospel with those he is speaking to. You know, beloved, that I have a love for dinosaur fossils. I was sad to leave our previous assignment where there was a fossil dealer who brought in new items weekly. I’m not sure is Bismarck has anything like that. For decades now the secular world has used dinosaurs as an excuse not to believe in the Biblical timeline. So far in this millennium we’ve found nothing but evidence refuting the evolutionary timeline within the fossil record. This movie is appropriate for all ages, and very fascinating.

Suggestions

My suggestion to you all, dear friends, is that you be uncommonly kind to your brothers and sisters-in-Christ this weekend. They will know us by our love, so give preference to one another, putting the other ahead of yourself. Do not esteem yourself above others, but rather, forgetting yourself, love each other with the love we have been given by the Father. In this way, we fulfill the law. I say this from a point of deep concern, what image are we showing our friends and family when we ignore this command? I also say this from a point of humility, as much reminding myself as I am admonishing you. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Tulips & Honey: Episode 7 – Ray Comfort Interview

I hope this post finds you all doing well, dear ones! I’m excited to say that Tulips & Honey’s interview with Ray Comfort from LivingWaters has officially dropped. The full video version will also be available on YouTube. Ray joined us on the program to discuss his new book Faith is for Weak People: Responding to the Top 20 Objections to the Gospel. We also get into his upcoming movie, and he graciously answered you questions sent in through social media. He was very kind, and generous with his time, as well as hilariously entertaining.

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You can find Tulips & Honey at our website, iTunes, Podbean, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube. If there are other platforms that you would like to hear us on, please let me know and I’ll make sure to put them at the top of the list. Also, if you have any questions, words, or suggestions you’d like to hear for a future show, we’d love to include them. Today is also Kayliegh’s 9th birthday so I might not respond as quickly as I usually do to comments. I’m so sorry in advance for that! I can’t believe my little girl is already 9, it doesn’t seem like its been 9 years. My heart and mind can’t seem to understand this. Please pray for me! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Friday Mega List – Recommendations, Reviews, and Suggestions: October 3rd, 2019

Don’t miss the sneak peak clip from my recent interview with Ray Comfort of LivingWaters

***Important Note: to create a more streamline look between the website, social media, and the blog there will be a name change. I’ll be updating the blogs name this weekend, it will be Tulips & Honey Hub from here on out.***

It’s Reformation month already? That’s crazy. This year has zipped by. Kayliegh will be turning 9 in less than two weeks, which is hard to believe when I just brought her home from the hospital what feels like yesterday! October always comes around too quickly. Before I get emotional, let’s get to the Mega List! Coming up next week on the Tulips & Honey Podcast will be an encouraging interview with Emma from MyRedemptionForHisGlory blog. She tells us about growing up in the church, God saving her, and her journey to blogging. Thursday, Lord willing, we’ll be dropping an episode on Suffering Well. As you know, Becca suffers from chronic pain that has only recently begun to let up. In that episode we give advice for how to help others suffering, and how to suffer well ourselves.

Also, because you guys have literally been supporting this podcast from day one with your prayers and encouragement, I pulled a bit of the Ray Comfort Interview early. The only way to get the video to post here on WP was to post it first on YouTube. I had wanted to make it exclusive for you all, but this was as close as I could get. Every time I was discouraged your comments pushed me forward. The Ray Comfort Interview wouldn’t have happened if not for so many brothers and sisters in Christ praying for me. Thank you all for your wondering kindness and support!

Recommendations this week start with this awesome article from Answers in Genesis regarding Saturns Rings. What an amazing creation God has made! My next recommendation is that you watch and share the beautiful act of Christian forgiveness and love shown by Brandt Jean when facing his brothers killer in court. Even the judge was in tears when he pleaded to have the opportunity to embrace her. You can’t hear what he’s saying to her, but I suspect he’s praying for her. Check it out here, and join me in ignoring the Social Justice Warriors who are attempting to take this gracious act and make it about race.

Today I’d like to review the book I interviewed Ray Comfort about. Faith is for Weak People: Answering the top 20 Objections to the Gospel. This book is set up almost like a text book, with questions at the end of each chapter. There are 20 chapters, each addressing an objection Ray has heard while evangelizing. He gives responses that show his humility, and love for the lost. You can find it in paperback, kindle, or audio here. I would recommend this book for all ages, but particularly I think it would work great for small groups and youth groups.

Suggestions? My suggestion to you for the weekend is that you learn something new about the Reformation. It’s Reformation month, after all! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

What Would You Ask Ray Comfort?

Dear ones, this Thursday I’ll be given the absolute honor of interviewing Ray Comfort on the Tulips & Honey program. Just in case you’re not following me on social media, I wanted to give my readers the opportunity to tell me what you’d like to ask him. I’m going to attempt to get to as many questions as I can, although his time is short.

He’s joining me to discuss his new book, which was published in April, titled “Faith is for Weak People”. This book is filled without helpful insight into how our brother is able to share the Gospel. He goes through common, or difficult, questions those he talks to bring up. Throughout the book he encourages the reader through Scripture, and his own personal struggle. It’s even got helpful questions at the end of each chapter to help cement the truth you’ve read into your memory. It’s available in audio, kindle, and paperback.

Friday Mega List – Reviews, Recommendations, & Suggestions: September 27th, 2019

Today, my dear friends, I have a Mega List chalk full of fun for your weekend. Why fun stuff? Because there are a lot of heavy things that weigh us down by this point of the week. But, before we get into all of that, first let me give you a quick rundown as to next weeks schedule for Tulips & Honey. Monday, Lord willing, we’ll drop an episode on the conversation I had when the Mormon missionaries. While they changed their minds about my use of the recording, Becca and I still go through what the conversation was like and give some helpful tips for anyone sharing the Gospel with members of a cult in the future. Thursday we’ll be dropping an episode on Homeschooling, with the one and only Kayliegh asking and answering some questions. We have some really exciting guests coming up, so stay tuned! Please also be in prayer for us, as we run this race. If you’d like to join us on the program, or want to join the Tulips & Honey Hub, shoot me a message and let me know.

Reviews! Ok, these aren’t really reviews, because the two movies I want to talk about haven’t come out yet. Let’s just build some excitement here! LivingWaters is coming out with a new movie about my favorite topic, dinosaurs. You can watch the new trailer here. Also, if you have been hiding in Antarctica and haven’t heard yet, American Gospel 2 will be coming out soon! You can find the trailer for that here. I’m really excited about both these movies and can’t wait to review them for real!

Becca has some awesome recommendations for this Mega List! Here’s a new podcast for you all to check out called The Pilgrims Podcast. In this podcast they’re making their way through John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress. Here is an awesome Instagram account for Reformed mommies, loving it! Also, for those coffee drinkers out there this one comes all the way to you from Block-A-B Himself! Because their ad is so hilarious, I included that below also.

My suggestion for you all today is that you watch at least one funny video this weekend. Animals being jerks, babies being silly, whatever it needs to be to put a smile on your face! There are many serious things for us, as believers, to discuss, to pray for, to deal with, but we need not avoid the joyful things God has graciously given us to enjoy. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Kindness

This week has been such an amazing week, dear ones, and I’m so thankful for the ability to share it with you all. First, I just want to let you all know that the homeschooling update, and lessons I create, will be posted on Mondays now. Saturday will be a day without a post, unless something urgently needs to be mentioned. I’ll be putting together a list of all the homeschooling lessons that I’ve done, and hopefully that will be ready by Monday.

A while back Kayliegh was playing with some toys while her father and I looked at the isle of clothes one row over. There was another little girl there playing, and somehow they began to talk about faith. Kayliegh walked her through the meaning of the Trinity, and the Good Person test she had learned from watching LivingWaters material. After that, she shared the Gospel. My husband and I heard every word from between the clothing racks, hardly able to hold back the tears. As an encouragement, I sent this information to LivingWaters and was told they would let Ray know. Not long after Ray Comfort sent a note that he would be sending Kayliegh a small gift. Small gift? She couldn’t believe her ears. She jumped and told me how she hoped it was a book.

Well, it was three books, signed by Ray, a note to Kayliegh, a hat, and subway gift cards. What kind of kindness is this? I know that this group of individuals are incredibly busy, pumping out as much material to edify the body and reach the lost. And yet, for an 8-year-Old little girl they took time, effort, and money, to bless and encourage her. This is so far removed from the Prosperity Gospel I spent over a decade in. While big names authors buy multiple mansions, and make merchandise off of professing Christians, Ray Comfort and LivingWaters break the mold.

They will know us by our fruit. Not all of us can do what Ray does, but we can all be exceedingly kind. Encourage one another this weekend, love the body of Christ through service, prayer, and fellowship. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Thursday Movie Review – Double Feature: 7 Reasons and The Fool

Hello again, I hope this finds you all doing well. Today I’d like to review two movies, both by LivingWaters. The first movie I want to review is 7 Reasons, a sequel to 180, we briefly talked about here. 7 Reasons premiered May 9th, and is available free on YouTube. The second movie I want to review is The Fool, which premiered April 20th and is also freely available online. I’ll link to both movies at the bottom of the page.

7 Reasons is, as its title explains, a movie refuting the seven most common reasons given for why murdering the unborn is acceptable. The movie is much more hard hitting than the first one on the topic. This, in the face of a push towards full term abortion, is a needed escalation. Ray Comfort interviews young people through-out the movie, addressing each point they make about the morality of infanticide. By the end of each interview almost all of them have changed their minds. This was mostly due to the explanation of the babies quick development, and the horrific methods used to kill them in their mother’s womb. Comfort then makes a segue into the Gospel, listing the sixth commandment first. This movie is not just an excellent tool to prevent abortions, it also includes a Gospel presentation. I can’t recommend it for young children, due to the clip of a baby being torn limb from limb by the abortionists vacuum, and the frequent discussion of rape. However, preteen and on would be appropriate, depending on the maturity level and parental preference.

The Fool, a movie which addresses the Banana Man phenomenon, is, by far, my favorite movie by LivingWaters. I’ve always held to the belief that if an argument is answered with an insult, then it’s most likely due to a lack of refutation. This is why you can give a beautiful presentation of truth, only to have your grammar mocked and the argument ignored. The ability for mature debate ends, replaced with playground level accusations. We must, as born again believers, refuse to lower ourselves to this standard. If you have, like Ray Comfort, been the subject of online ridicule then this movie will tremendously bless you. If you have not yet been treated in such a way, watch this movie so you know how to handle it when it does happen. This was an encouraging, instructive, and edifying movie on humility, as well as having the presentation of the Gospel clearly stated.

The Sixth Commandment

Today, my friends, we have a heavy subject. I actually had three separate posts floating in my head, and I knew this morning around 1:00 am I needed to choose. As this topic happened to coincide with LivingWaters new movie trailer and the early download option, I decided it would be the best fit. I want to discuss murder, in particular, the murder of innocent babies in their mother’s womb, but also the murder of the heart. But first, let me give you some details on the new Ray Comfort movie!

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It’s a follow up to the 180 movie and is titled 7 Reasons. The movie will, of course, be free on May 9th and available on YouTube. The trailer dropped today, and also the option to purchase the movie early. It comes with an animated teaching tool and a 26-page booklet for $19.99. They do this before each movie is released on YouTube as a way to raise funds for their next project. Recently I heard from an atheist that Comfort was lining his pockets with money from his foolish followers. It’s true that he could be a millionaire by now, just on book sales, but everything they earn goes back into the not-for-profit ministry. He receives a check from the ministry, lives in the same small house he always has and travels via bike most anywhere he needs to go. I understand that the prosperity hacks make us all nervous, but it’s important that we know the truth about one another before we believe accusations such as that one.

That being said, let’s move on to the topic at hand, which happens to be the same topic as LivingWaters new movie. Abortion has been highlighted in the news early this year, as some states push to further abortion, and others to limit or do away with it. There are a few points I want to make, starting with the idea that it’s not a baby, it’s just a fetus. Fetus is simply Latin for baby, and embryo is Greek for baby. So, when you hear someone use these terms to sound scientific just understand they’re saying ”its not a baby, its a baby.” Scientists, and even most abortion doctors, know exactly what they’re killing, from conception the DNA is uniquely human. As Christians, we know that every baby is made in the image of God, and to kill an image bearer is the break the sixth commandment.

The second point I’d like the make is the most base, hard to type, cold, point that I have. We’re killing our genetic variation. A while ago I wrote a series on genetic mutations and explained that our DNA is mutating at a quick rate, and those mutations are passed down to our children, who create their own and pass it down with ours. It’s a compounded mutation rate, that began at the fall of mankind in the garden. This is why, with each new generation, there are more medical needs. In a hundred years from now, there will be too great a strain on the hospitals. In two hundred years from now, should the Lord tarry, humanity will find it difficult to reproduce, due to genetic mutations. When a group of people remains separated genetic variation is limited, which gives the gene editors in our DNA less to work with. Now we have worldwide travel! It’s a beautiful thing, someone with all the genetic mutations of a small island can meet and marry someone with all the genetic mutations of a big city, and the gene editor will select the healthiest pieces in the genome for their children. I don’t think this is why abortion is wrong, if our genome was perfect abortion would still be wrong. I just wonder why the scientific community isn’t discussing this issue.

The last point I want to make is the reality of the situation. My husband, my hero, is currently working with an OBGYN that takes risky pregnancies. He has kept babies alive far smaller than the ones being killed in abortion mills all over the world. Recently he broke his record for the smallest baby he’d ever intubated. He works nights, the doctor was 20 minutes out, and the baby was crashing. So small, they had to hold the baby and use their thumbs to do compressions. He prayed for God to help him because he had struggled with babies bigger than this one. First try, he was able to intubate and stabilize that beautiful baby. Often times he sees children that were delivered as early as 25 weeks, now coming in for check-ups at age 2, or 3. The parents find him on social media and he gets to watch daily as these little image bearers flourish.

The reality is that worldwide a billion babies have been killed through abortion, making it the number one cause of death. There was a time when Gods people turned to idles and sacrificed their babies on burning hot alters. This is why we read God warning them not to let their babies pass through the fire. We, as Gods people, need to be in deep prayer. We need to pray for those involved in abortions and those performing them. This brings me to the second murder I wanted to discuss. Murder of the heart. Jesus has expressly told us that to hate or be unjustly angry, is murder in Gods eyes. We are devastated by the murder of the innocent, but we must not let that become bitterness towards those in leadership, those doctors, workers, or the mothers involved. For some, that will go without saying, but not for everyone. Many have become frustrated with the continued push towards full-term abortion, and that can lead to hate. I hope the video clips I’ve included are helpful to you all, and I hope you’ll join me in prayer. As always, beloved brethren, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – Life in Prison

Way back in August of 2017 I shared the movie EXIT with you all. This is a LivingWaters production that specifically addresses suicide. The clip below is of a young man who is going to the Native American jails in South Dakota and sharing this video. In this clip you’ll see the prisoners walk in, sit down, and after the movie their facial expressions completely change. Some of them look hopeful, others look broken, and humble. I’ll be honest, I don’t like the ‘raise your hand’ thing but at least Matthew explained that raising your hand will not save them. What I love about this clip is that it shows the ability we have to use media in difficult situations. It’s often the case that jails won’t let you come in and just talk to a large group of men, or that those men won’t want to sit and listen to you talk. But a video is a treat, it’s something they don’t get everyday so they’re more likely to want to come and watch. We should be utilizing everything we have to share the Good News of the Gospel!

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We spend a lot of time in the Dakotas, we love it up here in the spring and summer. It’s really as beautiful as the video shows, especially down by Spearfish, the Badlands, or the Blackhills. It’s also true that there are some deep seeded racial tensions between the natives and white people. That is not a one way street, it’s mutual, and very sad. As Christians continue to reject Genesis it’s easier to forget that we’re one race, with differing levels of melanin in our skin. We all came from Adam and Eve, we all came from Noah and his wife. What this young man is doing is very brave, I hope you’ll all join me in praying for his work in the Dakotas. I pray this will encourage you all to go and share the Gospel, get tracts if your a nervous person, pray for strength and boldness, pray for one another. Hell, dear ones, is a real and terrible place, despite what Rob Bell might peddle in his latest books. We share our faith because Christ is the only way, truth, and life. No man comes to the Father but by the Son. As always, beloved friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.