Hold Your Nose and Vote, America!


That is exactly what Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham said recently on the news: “Hold your nose and vote!”  (Video below). 

Yes, I am writing a political post. I would like to encourage my fellow countrymen to go out there and exercise their duty as a citizen of this great country- and vote. This election is of tremendous importance, one that will affect a lot of things in this nation and your own future. For my friends in other countries, I say pray for us! Pray that God would grant wisdom to the evangelical community to take action and face facts. 

I find it very disturbing that many evangelicals, especially well known pastors such as Al Mohler and other leaders are going on TV and confusing the population, implying that we should abstain from voting or vote with a third party. Why is that wrong? Here is why: 

  • One of the two presidential candidates will win whether you like it or not: Trump or Clinton, there is no third party, that candidate from the third party has virtually 0% chance at the Presidency 
  • You cannot be “neutral” by staying home. That action automatically gives a vote in one direction or another. 
  • If you vote for a third party, your vote will automatically allow the wrong candidate to win. And it is like voting in vain.  
  • Many well known pastors are decrying the moral problems of candidates like Trump while they allow blatant immodesty, worldliness and sin in their churches and do not address specific sins from the pulpit. The evangelical church (and pastors) are plagued by divorces, pornography and other sins! Pastors should start correcting the church first, but they choose to point the finger at non-Christians.
  • Why were pastors so willing to vote for a Mormon candidate (Mitt Romney) in 2012, and encouraged evangelicals to vote for him when Mormonism is a dangerous cult that is not at all Evangelical?! It is better to vote for a secular non-believer than a candidate from a cult. 
  • We are not voting for a pastor-in-chief,  or a Pope, we are voting for a political candidate. A huge majority of America’s presidents had moral problems, including famous Thomas Jefferson who lived in immorality, as well as Andrew Jackson, so why do Trump’s moral problems surprise us, when he is a non-believer? 
  • The candidates are not Christians/believers, so we are not holding them to the same standards as we would Christians. Also, voting for a candidate like Trump under no circumstances means that we are excusing, endorsing, condoning or overlooking his behavior 
  • When we vote, we are not voting for the candidate’s personal moral standards- but for how fit they seem to be president, and the policies they promise to uphold.  
  • The other candidate (will not state her name) stands for absolutely everything that is anti-Biblical and anti-christian, but most evangelicals don’t seem to realize the danger that candidate poses. She betrayed our troops and did many other grievous things that disqualify her
  • The candidate you vote for now will decide what justices are put in the Supreme Court (and those justices can stay there for 3 decades!) and will have a lot of power on lawmaking in the United States 

By voting for the main Republican candidate it does not mean we totally trust that he will keep his promises and do exactly what he said. We know he may backtrack. But at least we did our duty and voted for one who claimed he will support the right policies, versus one who blatantly says she will enforce policies that are anti-Christian. 


Biblical examples of those who had to join with secular people
to preserve freedom for God’s people 

Esther was called to marry a King who was a pagan. She could have refused and had her head chopped off- but she married him and then rose up to save her people
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14) 

Here are other Biblical examples that brother Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis gave on his Facebook Page: 



More reasons why you should vote

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
– Franklin Roosevelt

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don’t vote. -William E. Simon


Franklin Graham’s Video

Franklin Graham’s logical, straightforward, patriotic response to these elections was a breath of fresh air! 

Science Saturday: Was Adam a Real Person?

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created. [Genesis 5:1-2]

What a question to ask! Was Adam a Real Person? This question may seem ridiculous to people like me and you, because it’s obvious- Adam was a real person, it’s written in the Bible! But did you know that there are Christians out there who question the Bible and do not take the book of Genesis literally? They believe Genesis is just a story- a myth, and Adam was not a real person. How do you answer them?

Learn more from this article.

Was Adam a Real Person?

Our anti-Bible world ridicules those who insist that Adam was a real, historical person, and consequently many Christians doubt Adam too. Old Testament professor John Walton recently wrote that perhaps “God chose one pair from the rest of the early hominids.”1 Do we come from apes or Adam? Two links between Adam and history reveal the relevance of the world’s first man.

Evolution’s defenders from inside and outside Christian circles reason that since science has

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Midweek Music: Artistic Guitar Playing

I love playing my guitar. I haven’t shared much about it on this blog, but it’s good to keep some things for surprises you know? So now you found out that I play guitar.🙂

I found some lovely guitar pieces on youtube. Listen to a very skilled guitar player bring to life an antique 1679 Antonio Stradivari guitar with a lively music piece. Hope it brightens your weekday!

Let me know how you enjoyed it by participating in the short poll below. Results are anonymous.


Science Saturday

I wanted to inaugurate this series yesterday, but I let the day slip away from me. So I’m doing it today. For some of us it is Sunday night, for others in different time zones it is already (blue) Monday right now.

Every week I would like to share some Creation Science from Institute from Creation Research, and I will name the series “Science Saturday”. We will be learning a lot of interesting and informative stuff from Christian scientists!!

It is important for all Christians to build strong Biblical worldview, starting from the foundation- from Genesis. Here are some of the benefits you will get from this:

  • Build a Bible-based worldview
  • Encourage and strengthen you spiritually
  • Help you learn new things you never knew before!
  • Provide you with strong arguments when you need to give a reason for your Christian faith
  • Teach you about Genesis and how it ties into the real world
  • Give you reasons to praise the Lord for His workmanship
  • And much more!

Watch this short testimony from one of the ICR scientists, and how he came to realize the importance of Creation science. Then read the article below.

So Many Skin Tones from Adam and Eve? 


After viewing the mixture of widely different skin tones at a recent church gathering, a long-time Acts & Facts reader asked how so much variety came from only three pairs of human beings—Shem, Ham, and Japheth and their wives. How could all these skin tones come from just these people? Winding the clock back even further, ….

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Why you should avoid the Noblesse Band- Exposing the Cult Behind the Music

The Band

The Noblesse band is composed of three ladies who are gaining popularity on Youtube, Facebook and among some Evangelical Christian circles. They are originally from Romania and they borrow songs like “In Christ Alone” by Keith & Krystin Getty, and sing renditions of Christian hymns that they borrowed from Evangelicals. Why do I say “borrowed”? Continue reading and you will see. 

With professional videography and sound recording, Noblesse sounds like a band that offers some wholesome music without the worldly “Christian Rock” so many contemporary bands sing. At first glance it seems like they are just like other bands such as The Wissmann Familyor the Pettit Team who are Evangelical bands, but behind the Noblesse band hides a dangerous cult

They look like a Christian Evangelical band- but they are not. If you look on their Facebook page you will see the members of the band come from a Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA church).  

So who are the Seventh Day Adventists?

Aren’t they just another branch of Christianity?

Why should you avoid them? 

Behind the Mask-  Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Founder 

Ellen G. White was the founder of Seventh Day Adventism. She was hit in the head with the rock when she was 9 years old and it took her 3 weeks to recover. Since then, she started having “visions” and claimed they were from God and she was God’s prophet and her prophesies were “inspired” (source). She only had a 3rd grade education

Here are just a few of her many, many problems, deviations, heresies and blasphemies: 

  • Ellen White claimed to have visions from God she was demonically controlled and had numerous occult transes. Read more in the resources links below. 
  • Ellen White plagiarized extensively- and claimed to have written 5000 articles, 49 books and 57 manuscripts. The SDA church was sued on plagiarism in her book Sketches from the Life of Paul, and they lost the case and had to take the book out of print (Let Us Reason, 2012). 
  • Ellen White was racist-  She claimed some people like the African bushmen or Native American Indians were a combination between animal and man (source)
  • She forbade her followers from eating meat while she herself gorged on venison, fish, chicken, mutton stew, oysters, dried beef and bologna sausage! (source and source).
  • She made ridiculous scientific claims that costs her followers their lives-  she made “scientific” statements in areas such as pharmacology, medicine, zoology, geology, astronomy, etc. (source)
  • She made many prophesies that all failed  (source)

Behind the Mask-  Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Beliefs 

These are just a few of the many, many doctrinal heresies that the SDA have

  • They claim Ellen G. White’s writings are equal to the Bible, that they are infallible, authoritative and that she was a prophet.
  • They demand that followers keep the Sabbath on Saturday. They promote the blasphemy that Sunday is the day of Antichrist and is “the mystery of lawlessness” according to Ellen G. White (Conflict of Ages, by E.G. White, p. 54). 
  • They published their own version of the Bible “The Clear Word Bible” where they edited the Bible to fit their Adventist beliefs and cut out portions of Scripture that contradict them
  • In early stages, due to the husband of Ellen White (James White) the SDA denied the diety of Christ. But since they’re on a constant quest to be in the mainstream, they changed their views. 
  • They do not believe in Hell. They claim the non-believers will be annihilated- go out of existence. 
  • They believe the heresy that you can become “perfect” or reach “sinlessness” on earth (Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 6, p. 1118)
  • They believe Salvation is by Sabbath keeping, doing good works and keeping the 10 Commandments 
  • They gain followers by promoting “healthy living” and telling people to become vegetarians, but they always hide who they are. They do not tell people they are SDA. 


  • The Jehovah’s Witnesses Cult are an offshoot of the SDA church.

NOTE: Christians do not worship on Saturday because we are not under the Old Covenant, and do not keep the Sabbath. We are under the New Covenant and worship on the first day of the week, Sunday, when Christ rose from the dead. The “Sabbath” and the “First Day of the Week” are two distinct days with two distinct meanings. Sunday is not a Christian Sabbath. If you want to read more details see here (Is Sunday the “Christian Sabbath”?)


More Resources about Seventh Day Adventists 







Life snippets

Funny incident: Two days ago we had an unexpected visitor. A stray chicken from our neighbors came walking around our property! What a surprise and commotion it caused! My mom chased it and caught it before it could get on the road and get run over by a car. We didn’t know where to put it, because it would quickly run away. So we had to make up a temporary chicken coop, feed it and give it water. It got quite comfortable in our coop, although it tried evading at first. Finally we hopped in the car and drove around asking neighbors if they lost a chicken!  

Something delicious: I’ve regressed to childhood lately. But before you judge, let me tell you that it is quite healthy, low calorie and irresistibly delicious! For breakfast I’ve been having some delicious organic cocoa bunny cereal. I cannot stop eating them! 

Currently Reading: The Boys in The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics. It’s an interesting and inspiring story. I almost wanted to take up rowing (on a rowing machine) as a great way to exercise! But then my dad pointed out that rowers get really bad spine problems and joints (shoulder, hip etc.) injuries, so I quickly changed my mind. I’ll stick to running, thank you very much. Have any of you read this book? 

Goals for this blog: On a napkin, sitting in the car one day, I prayed and scribbled some notes with my blog in mind. I had a flow of blog post ideas that I just kept writing down on that napkin. So now I have a whole list of exciting things to put up here, but I want to save them till I transfer this blog to a new domain. What are your feelings about this move, as readers? Does it sound exciting or not? 

Pondering on Scripture: I just finished the book of Exodus about 1 week ago. I am now in Leviticus. I was impressed by the artisans who built the tabernacle of meeting, because I am an artist myself. The chapters said how they did everything exactly as ordered and they did it to perfection. One of the chief artisan’s name was Bezalel. I looked up his name and it means “in the shadow (protection) of God”. How beautiful is that? I have pondered on that name often since then.  One time it even brought a lot of comfort to my heart when I had a bout of worry, and then the name came to mind and I was reminded how I am under the protection of God Almighty because I am His child. What have you been reading from Scripture that has been encouraging?

Hymn in my heart:  I’ve enjoyed singing this hymn lately “I Heard the voice of Jesus say“. Very expressive, rich and comforting hymn. What music has been inspiring you lately? 

If I could: I would head out and travel. I would go back to visit Colorado and nestle deep in the mountains for awhile and smell the alpine air. I want to see the Ark built by Ken Ham in Kentucky. Have any of you been to the Ark yet? 

This weekend: I am attending a neighbor’s annual fall bbq gathering on Saturday and look forward to my sister’s delicious marble cake. I’m also applying to a job and praying that God’s will be done. I am also tidying up the yard a bit, and it’s quite nice to see fall coming around although I do miss summer. What are you doing this weekend? 


Product Review: Bend Soap Company

Located in the beautiful Northwest, I present to you Bend Soap Company! It is a family owned business by the Johnson Family in Oregon. From martial artist, skydiver and scuba diver (Mr. Johnson), and hobby fish farm (Mrs. Johnson), to running a business on a 60-acre goat farm in Oregon, the Johnson family have organic products I recommend to my readers to check out!

Let me also mention they have 7 little boys and 1 girl! Wow, 👏 Family teamwork right there! 💪@bendsoapcompany. The story of how they started the business and work together is just as lovely as their products. 

I tried their Grapefruit deodorant, and I use it now when I go to work. It is lightly deliciously scented appropriate for both men and women. Their deodorant is FREE of parabens, synthetic dyes, preservatives or anything icky.

I also recommend their Sweet Orange goat milk soap. It is a dream! The soap makes good suds and leaves your skin hydrated and soft. It does not contain any harsh chemicals you find in commercial soaps you get from the store.

As a registered nurse, I highly recommend these products for those with sensitive skin, eczema and other issues. They have lotions, soaps, lip balm, deodorants and scrubs made with simple, natural non-GMO ingredients, and goat milk off their farm. You can find their products in health stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kansas, South Carolina, California and Washington. They also ship internationally! I love that they put a personal note in their packages and their customer service is friendly, professional, on point 👌. They get an A+ from this RN

The Johnson family also welcome visitors to their goat farm in Bend, Oregon where you can see how their goats are raised and how they run the business.

Check out their website for more information and to see their gift baskets, coupons and gift cards you can get!

P.S. Remember I mentioned a new domain name and exciting new changes coming to the blog? Well, I’m still not quite there yet, the process will be a little slower than I thought but, sit tight, and you’ll see new surprises coming up🙂