Mel's Musings

Mel's Musings


"With anti-Christian sentiment on the rise in North America and abroad, the launch of this new bog [sic] couldn’t have been timelier...If you’re a discouraged Christian worried about the future, a visit to is like an elixir and sends you on your way with newfound hope."
Judi McLeod, Owner, Canada Free Press

"[The site] is filled with anti-Semitic comments and other outrageous statements, much of them in Latin."
Left-wing rag

"[I]t made me snarf my cran juice all over the screen."
Antonia Zerbisias, Media Critic, The Toronto Star

"Catch it while you can..." Newsweek

the mel box: malibu church of the holy family at yahoo dot com


...get it?

Friday, January 06, 2006


O BEATA Virgo Maria, quis tibi digne valeat iura gratiarum ac laudum praeconia rependere, quae singulari tuo assensu, mundo succurristi perdito? Quas tibi laudes fragilitas humani generis persolvat, quae solo tuo commercio recuperandi aditum invenit?

Opus hodiernus: mortalitas

Pat and I may come from different branches of faith, but sometimes he just gets it right.

True Patriot

Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land."

"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine[...]'"

He also said[...] that in the Bible, the prophet Joel "makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land.'"

And what could be more true? God knows what you are doing, who you are talking to, what books you are checking out from the library. He knows it all. If you do the wrong thing, he's gonna get you. You're going to disappear. Why not do the right thing and go to heaven?


Blogger okielady said...

I have been praying for a way to say or ask you something.When you talked about how God sees all we do,,,it gave me an opening... I
first must say that I have been very interested in this blog site
and I invited myself onto it so I feel I need to be respectful and thank you for the priviledge.
My question or query is... with so much knowledge in you head and the passion you have in your heart for your search for the truth and to serve your Savior and God...why use so many do I say...
foul words? We are admonished in the scriptures to not use filthy or corrupt communications,Eph.4
James 3:10 mentions that blessings and cursing should not be coming out of the same mouth, bitter and sweet water cannot flow from the same fountian. I guess to me it is part of integrity. like you said ..
doing what is right even if no one is around, because it is the right thing to do. ANd more so when we are being surveyed by the world and those around us ,as to the witness of our walk in CHrist Jesus. God Bless you.
Okie Lady

12:27 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Thanks again, Okie,

I appreciate your concern. I first would say that I grew up in Australia, and they use a lot of language down there that is not fit for ladies. At least the people I was around did. Maybe it has something to do with it being a former penal colony.

But I also know that in biblical times, there was in fact no prohibition against the word "fuck," which I believe you are referring to.

As points out:
"It is remotely derived from the Latin futuere and Old German ficken/fucken meaning 'to strike or penetrate', which had the slang meaning 'to copulate'.The word, which entered English in the late 15th century, became more rare in print in the 18th century when it came to be regarded as vulgar."

So the word originally was not considered vulgar, and was certainly not considered vulgar in Jesus' times, which I think is important to consider.

5:14 AM  
Blogger okielady said...

Thank you for you explanation
of you use of certian words. I had to chuckle.You are not unknowledgeable about these things thats for sure...
But you and I know that the world does not have your knowledge of a whole...and it does not edify
the body of Christ.
But hey , you keep up the great work of striving for what is
important in this life and that is serving Christ...I cannot be to judgemental because you have impacted more lives for Him than I will ever touch . So Praise God for your willingness to witness and live for Jesus.
By the way I am a Sabbath keeper
(7th Day) not adventist or jewish but I believe in the 7th day of rest as stated in his word.
Just a note of interest....
God Bless
Okie Lady

10:49 AM  
Blogger tomax7 said...

Hey Mel

I'm missing something here in the translation.

Peter was identified around the fire pit when he denied knowing Jesus 3x's because he spoke differently. So what did he do to deny this? He broke into a different dialogue, recognizable by those around him as "cursing".

Don't you find that interesting God left that part in the Bible?

Also remember most of these guys were fishermen, so I am sure they are quite accustomed to swearing, or vulgar talk and to not swear would be noticeable, hence the fire pit dialogue.

So the point is not what he said but the fact it was recognized. Whether it be Jesus' day or today we can also discern when one is speaking politely, or using vulgar language.


Whether or not you grew up in Australia or Alberta, doesn't matter, it matters that you are a representative of Jesus, the Christ, and something should reflect as so.

For one who was in the military, I would swear beyond reason and probably could out do you, so much the so I cannot to this day, 18+years after I received Jesus, to say His complete name - "Jesus Christ" without a twing in my heart of pain.

Because I swore so much, and used Jesus this, Jesus that, it pains me to think I was calling on Him in vain, but He forgave me.

When I received Jesus back in 1979, my mouth got cleaned up so much that people noticed the difference. And this isn’t' through a 12 step program or really trying hard not to swear at Mom's house, but allowing God to clean me up from within.

That is the Christ of the Bible, one becomes "a new creation".

I don't have an issue if you swear or not, you have your own walk and salvation to work out with God, but I fear you can cause a "weaker brother" to stumble by vulgar speech.

Open rebuke is better than secret love and Mel, I believe you had better think it over again about vulgar talk.

Surely there must be other "strong emphasis" words one can use in the English language to describe something.

I also don't buy the "gotta relate to those I talk to thing" either. Might as well drink like nuts to relate to someone fighting alcholism.


9:21 AM  

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