Tell The Truth

 

I reviewed something  I had written about 2 years ago about some churches that are not using good common sense.  

It does not make sense for a church to allow lies/fables to be taught as if those stories are true. It is not new, you know?

The enemy has been getting people’s minds off of the truth for centuries.

I am ashamed of the people that call themselves servants of the Lord yet they encourage fables to be taught to their children as if the fables are truth.

Tell your children the difference between truth and lies.

Tell your grandchildren the truth instead of lying to them.

We are instructed to teach children the truth.

It is disgusting to see the way some church people glorify their own way of doing things instead of doing what they know is right.

Update “Jonah, Go to Nineveh” by Elizabeth Evans Wolfe

“Jonah, Go To Nineveh” By Elizabeth Evans Wolfe With New Illustrations By Eve Pipkin
  | Go To Nineveh” by Elizabeth Evans Wolfe 

On this page you will find notes from Elizabeth Evans Wolfe with an update about the book called, “Jonah, Go to Nineveh.”
Eve Pipkin made new pictures for the book a few years ago.  The pictures she sent this way have been reformatted so the next printed version may be made.  The photos were made in assorted sizes.  I had to find the right digital page making material to get the photos and the print made all one size so we could reprint the books.  December of 2016 I was able to work on the digital drawings and placement of words again.  It took two years for me to gain the knowledge how to do this.
I have learned many things about digital printing during the past few years.  I had to learn to do these things because I kept finding a few people that acted as though the task was nearly impossible.  I just needed more prayer, time, energy, and the right materials so I could get the job done.

 
I used to hear something about how it takes times to perfect things.  I think that is true.  One day I thought it would be nice if I could write notes for my grandchildren to tell them all the steps that have been taken to get this small children’s book made.  I will make notes here now in case I don’t get time to write out better details in the future:
(1) When it was first written I wrote it on paper.  
(2) I graduated to using a small word processor. 
(3) The stick man drawings were placed on pieces of paper with the typed words placed somewhere near the drawings. 
Info about the stick man drawings:  The stick man drawings were originally made just to give my friend, Genevieve, an idea of what type of photos I thought would go well with the words on each page of the book.  Genevieve made that request.  Genevieve did not get time to work on making the new drawings for the book. She did not see the stick man drawings until after we got the  books with the stick man drawings printed at Vision Printing in 1995.    Genevieve took one look at the stick man drawings and said something like, “The simplicity of those drawings is beautiful.”  — More info about the stick man drawings:  I definitely thought those stick man drawings did not appear to me to be professional drawings.  Jeff was a bit of a perfectionist.  Being married to him caused me to learn to strive to make things the best way I could make them.  During the time when I was making the stick man drawings (for Genevieve to use for ideas) a young boy  was visiting our home.  I was working hard on the project while the children were supposed to be playing.   This young boy didn’t want to play with the other children.  For some reason he wanted to be watching me while I pasted cut out pictures I had drawn on paper to the typed sheets of paper.  [This was back when copy and pasting was done by using old fashioned copiers that were found at a library or one of the local stores and pasting meant using scissors to cut the pictures out from one piece of paper and glue from a bottle to paste the pictures onto the paper.]  The young boy watched me then he began to ask questions.  He wanted to know what I was doing.  I told him how the drawings were being made so I could show Genevieve what type of photos she could draw for my children’s book.  I told him how I had seen her drawings before.  I felt she drew very well.  I wanted her to make professional illustrations for the book.  I worked very hard to get those pictures pasted on the papers so I could go make new prints of the pages to show Genevieve.  The young boy told me he liked the pictures just the way they were.  I think he said that to me more than one time.   I finally got the pages finished so I quickly went to the local store to pay for the pages to be printed with the stick man drawings on them.   I was not able to get in touch with Genevieve to show her the new pages with the drawings I had made.  I told Jeff what the young boy had said to me about the stick man drawings.  Jeff told me to get the books printed with the stick man drawings.  I was surprised that he said that.  I did find a local printing company that helped us print the books with the new drawings in them.  I was encouraged that the book was printed even though I later found out there were several typos that were not discovered in a timely manner.   NOW we needed to find the young boy who had encouraged me to print the books with the drawings.  We had moved.  His family had moved.  How were we going to find him?   We prayed and went on with our daily lives.  One day we were traveling.  I had copies of the book in the automobile.   Jeff had a habit of stopping at stores to get himself a soda pop several times during a trip.   He stopped at a local store to get a soda.  He took our three youngest children in the store with him.  The children ran out to the van to let me know they saw the young man in the store.  That young boy and his mother were in the same store at the same time my family had gone there.  My children knew I had prayed that I could meet the boy again to give him a copy of the book with those drawings in it.  I was elated.  God had answered our prayer about this.  I walked inside to give the young boy the book and to tell his mother how we prayed that we could find him.  The young boy and his older sister had asked Jesus Christ into their hearts when they visited our home.  I have not seen anyone from the family since that day in the store.  I am delighted that God orchestrated things the way he did.  I felt as though God used all of these things to help me learn to obey him in all things.  I think I liked those drawings because the boy liked the pictures I had drawn. Isn’t it amazing how God can use other people to encourage us?  I thought my drawings were too simplistic.   Genevieve said she felt they were beautiful.  I thought those stick men were not professional enough to be printed and copyrighted.  A young boy and my husband told me they were good enough to be put in print.   I had a hard time letting go of the stick men because it even felt as though God was telling me the stick men were good enough.  Thank Jesus.
(4) The books were printed and reprinted so we could share the words in that book with people.  Vision printing printed the books two different times.  The next time we wanted to get the books printed we couldn’t find the printing company so we had to find another route for getting them printed.
(5) Computers changed the way books can be made at home.  I didn’t know how to print them myself.  It took time to learn new things.  I did not have a lot of extra time.  I did not have anyone to teach me.  I was going to have to learn some things for myself and find some other people that knew how to help me.  Time passed and Jeff passed.  My life turned upside down.
(6) I learned how to go to a store to get the pages to pass through a scanner in order to have the pictures and words placed on a device that saves things for a computer.  The only problem was it didn’t save them in printed form.  The words were blurry when we tried to reprint.  That seemed to be a waste.  I had given Genevieve copies of the book.  She leads a very busy life, too.  She did not get time to make any drawings for the book.   She is one of those lovely women that spends a lot of time with her family.  The fact that she had told me how to get my stick men drawn had already been a help to me.  I believe the good Lord knew Genevieve wouldn’t have time for the drawings but he also knew her idea of having me make the simple drawings would help me stay on task.  Seeing those little books that needed improvement kept me working hard to try to make it all better.
(7) I kept getting the books printed in generic ways.  I still wanted someone like Genevieve to be able to give me some professional drawings for the book.  I wanted it to show improvement.  I wanted children to enjoy it more.  I wanted parents to be happy to give a professional looking booklet with a good message to their children.  I also wanted to make the book better to share it with my own grandchildren.  It would be nice if they could see the old book with the stick men drawings change.  Some changes are very good.  I thought surely there is a way to make it even better than it was before.

   
(8)  Years have passed right by me.  I worked hard on the book called, “God’s Gracious Gift”  so we could get it printed again in 2010. I won’t write more about that at this time.  I’ll just write that it is one of the many things that kept me from focusing on getting the children’s book focused on for a season.  A number of generic copies of “Jonah, Go to Nineveh”  were made to share with people in 2010.  I wanted my grandchildren to have something from me that would help them recall some things about God.  Aren’t we supposed to leave them a legacy?  This is one of the most important things I want to leave my family.  If they can have reminders of the things of God they will be blessed.  I talked to professional printing companies about making the children’s book better but they usually had a problem with giving clear and concise answers about cost.  I am not the type of person that likes open ended answers when it comes to cost.  Unfortunately I was beginning to learn more about the tricks used in the trade.  Working with printing and publishing companies is  not always a pleasant experience.  If you are not a well known author it will be much harder to get books published and printed.   I said it is harder.  I did not say it is impossible.
(9) I contacted Eve Pipkin through the internet.  I met Eve when she was still a teen aged girl.  We briefly lived near to one another in Bradenton, FL.  Eve let me know she had made drawings for another children’s book.  She let me know she wanted to give me a gift of making drawings for the children’s book I had written.  I am reminded that the Word of God tells us that a worker should be paid for the work done.  Eve was sent payment for the digital drawings she sent this way.  Eve worked very hard to get me the nice drawings she made for the book.  She did not expect anything in return.  The payment she was sent was commensurate upon  a donation that was given to get the book placed online for a season.    The internet has changed.   It is now possible to send digital books and things like that through regular email.  The digital work had to be sent slowly some times because the attachments are so large.  It took years for Eve to complete the drawings because she was going to school and doing other things while she worked on the drawings.  I received the drawings but the digital photos did not come through matching up so that they could all be printed in the same size.  I also found out that it was difficult to put words on the photos for various reasons.  What was I going to do now?
(10) UPDATE 12/25/2016:  It’s Christmas Day 2016 and it appears as though we will get the book printed again in 2017.  I found out how to work with the pictures Eve provided to get the book printed again with the words on each page.  I was able to print some copies of the book seeing that it’s better than it was before.  I am happy with the present results at this time.  There may be a number of improvements in the future.  Good Lord willing, we will get a new Library of Congress number on the book and find out if we can use the ISBN number that we used before or if I am able to use the one that was purchased for it years ago. 
Can you believe that I left a lot of details out of this writing?
I wanted people to be able to see that hard work brings success. 

It may take a lot of baby steps to get things the way you’d like to see them but if you work hard you can accomplish many things. 

I have learned a lot about publishing books.  I have definitely not learned all there is to know about getting them made and printed.  ← I do know that several people may ask you to help them get their own books published or edited.  They some times do not realize about the work involved with writing and editing books. 

Eve told me she thinks it’s great to be able to hold a book in your hands.  I think she is right about that.  It is also nice to get books put in the digital format so they can be read online. 

We used to have a digital form of the book on this website but that is changing, too. 

I’ll try to have something written on this website or WWW.Godsgraciousgift.Com about the children’s book if it is to be placed in digital format online.

 
I’ve also been able to accept the fact that everything isn’t finished when you want it finished.  It’s okay to slow down to complete certain tasks.  Some things may sit on the shelf for a good long time.

 
It can be fine, good, and acceptable to wait for specific deeds to be processed.
~ Elizabeth Evans Wolfe  
 
Jason, Jeremiah, Abigail, Jeffrey, Kathryn, Andrew, Julianna, Charles, Edward, Torree, Anita, Jacob, Clarissa, Sarah, Beth, Robert, Mark, & Bailie ← Children and grandchildren, on this earth, at the time of this writing.          I love them all.  My hope and prayer remains the same concerning all of you.  May you draw closer to God and obey his voice when he calls you.  God has an appointed work for each of you to do.  Do all he has called you to do.

 
The content of the book remains the same but the pictures have become new.
That makes me think about how a person’s life can become brand new if they allow the Lord to transform them.
 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

A Man Who Did Not Fear God Is Going To Meet His Maker

Assuredly it will happen one day.

It is appointed that all men will die and then comes the moment of judgment.

God will hold the jerk/evil one accountable for every idle word spoken.

He who did not fear God will tremble one day.   When he sees that God is not mocked he will know that God’s Holy Word is true.

The man who mocked God & mocked God’s chosen ones will grow pale in the face and weak in the knees.

No one can mock God and get away with it.

A man who tyrannized others will one day learn what it means to be tyrannized for eternity.

There is no escape from the fires of hell for a such a man.

The murderous thief will join those who chose to ignore the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of wisdom.

There are those who will not mourn when that type of a person dies.  They will possibly be sorrowful that the man chose to follow satan into the pits of hell but they will not mourn.   They  know that the one who tyrannized others cannot tyrannize them any longer.

It is possible that the Lord will give them peace and instruct them to refrain from crying for a man that walked on the evil path.

Evil people follow the father of lies.  Unrepentant sinners are headed for destruction.

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God is merciful & kind.  God let His Son Jesus Christ die on the cross for man’s sins.  Some men choose to pretend they believe instead of seriously getting right with God.  The ones who pretened to love God have been found out.  Their deeds and words are known by God.    God knows the hearts of all mankind.  There is no escape for any person that commits the unforgiveable sin.
Mark 3:28-31King James Version (KJV)

28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.

30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUTH

I met a woman that once thought she was saved by the good things she had done. She was oblivious to the things the Bible says are sinful things. She kept telling me how good she was and that she had always done good things. She INVITED me to sit with her to tell her more about the Lord. I am amazed at the way she gave me the invitation. A pastor’s wife I knew used to tell us that Jesus is a gentleman. Didn’t Jesus tell us to shake the dust off of our feet if we go somewhere where we are not welcome? It is a blessing when God allows you to receive an invitation to speak. The woman that invited me to talk with her seemed to have it ingrained in her that she was good and that was all she needed to be saved. Barbara was her name. I prayed asking God to help me get truth shared with her about salvation that can’t be earned but she also needed to know what most everyone should know & that is ALL HAVE SINNED so she could never be good enough. I felt as though God led me to share Scriptures with her that talked about the works of the flesh and the passages from the New Testament said that those who did those works would not be able to enter the kingdom of God. She read the passages with me and she was eager to know the truth. When we got done reading I asked her if she had done any of those works of the flesh. She said she had done some of those things. NOW she was ready to ask God to forgive her for her sins and she was ready to accept the free gift of salvation that comes from believing in Christ Jesus our Lord. Barbara asked forgiveness for her sins and accepted Christ about a week or two before she was found to be afflicted with a terminal illness. She asked me to tell all of her children and grandchildren about the Lord. If we wait for God to open the doors then wonderful things can happen. I do believe it is important for us to be ready in season and out of season. We also need to ask God to help us handle all things His way for His ways are higher than our ways. :-:-:-: Friends, If any one of you still needs to know the truth about God’s free gift of salvation please open your Bibles and talk to the Lord seeking truth. If you thought paying a tithe, going to church, or talking about God daily will save your soul then please be warned that those things won’t save you. If you think that all people who walk in the church or preach from the pulpit are definitely going to heaven because of the many good things they’ve done you’ve been misled. We have all sinned. No one will get to heaven because they’ve done some nice things while they were here on earth. There is only one way to heaven and that is by believing in the things about Jesus. Jesus died on the cross for our sins. God raised His Only begotten son from the dead. The shed blood of Jesus is the Only way to be able to receive the free gift of salvation. Repent of your sins asking God to forgive you and receive the free gift. God knows all who are serious about this relationship with Him. God knows if you are truly sorry for the bad things you’ve done that are wrong. Yes, all have sinned. Jesus is the Only One who walked on this earth without sinning.

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