Why does it take women so terribly long to get ready? This is the question every man asks themselves in their lifetime at one point or another. Trust me, whether he is married, someone’s boyfriend, or even someone’s little brother, that thought will cross his mind eventually. Now being a woman, I know from personal experience that it does take me a rather long time to get ready. I’m aware of that. No need to sugar coat it. What men don’t understand is how many different tasks go into the process of getting ready that requires so much of our time. That’s why I’m here. Let me enlighten you, men, on exactly what women are doing to get ready, and why it feels like hours pass before they are eventually ready to go.
First, the shower. Personally, I am always getting complaints about how long it takes me in the shower. Sorry I can’t shampoo and condition my hair, shave my legs and armpits, wash my face, and wash my entire body all in ten minutes or less. My bad. Girls put in a lot of work to get clean in the shower. Do you know why women always smell so nice and clean? Long showers. There’s your answer. Also, did I mention perfume?
Second, our skin. We all wish we could have flawless, smooth skin, but the unfortunate reality is that not everyone has that. Therefore, we apply lots of creams and lotions to our face to moisturize and heal our skin. It’s very important in keeping our skin healthy and glowing, and it’s not just for our looks.
Third, make up. Right now I’m sure you’re imagining the inside of Ulta or Sephora with the rows and rows of foundation brands and skin tone choices available. You can picture the rainbow of eye shadow colors being displayed next to an abundance of mascara and eye liner options. Different shades of lipstick line the walls and isles waiting to be held up next to a customer’s skin to see if its the perfect match. Now, imagine all of that shrunk down to a very small miniature and that is a woman’s cosmetic bag. With all those choices, how can you expect a women to be able to choose, much less apply, all that in a short amount of time? Exactly. It’s practically impossible.
Fourth, hair. Once again, there are many options to choose from, and choosing the right one could take all day. Just kidding, but it will take at least a solid five to ten minutes to pick a hair style. Then most likely she’ll change her mind and try a different style instead. There are tons of choices like putting it up, leaving it down, or even half up and half down. Then there is the question of straightening the hair, curling the hair, or leaving it all natural. Different headbands and hair clips are something to not take lightly, either.
Fifth, the outfit. In my opinion, before even thinking about an outfit to wear, every woman should check the weather. You can’t pick out an outfit if you’re not sure if it’ll rain or be windy that day. It’s impossible! Next, is there an occasion? Is she trying to look nice for a certain someone or is she just wanting to be comfy? Another huge part of an outfit is shoes. They have to match, of course, and I’m not just talking color. It’s important to have the style of the shoe match the style of the outfit, too. Most times there is more than one choice of shoe, so that requires even more time to decide which one looks best. Decisions, decisions.
Finally, a woman has to double check everything. Is the hair going to stay in place? Does she really want to wear this outfit and not the other one she had picked out to wear? They just want to be absolutely sure before announcing that they are finally ready to go.
Now, men, do you understand why it takes women so long to get ready? It’s not just because we are slow; we have a lot to do!
And, women, the next time he complains about you taking so long to get ready, just remember that when you’re done, you’re going to look phenomenal. Also, if he continues to complain, just have him read this article and then maybe he’ll understand and appreciate all the hard work you put in to get ready everyday. Take your time, ladies! You look beautiful!
Original article: Why Women Take So Long To Get Ready
Many Christians in the western world don’t even realize that the persecution of the end times has already started. All over the world, Christians are being attacked, Bibles are being burned and churches are being shut down. This persecution has been escalating for quite some time, but what prompted me to write this article today was the dramatic change that we have witnessed in China this year. Up to this point, the Chinese government has largely tolerated the booming house church movement, but now that era of toleration is officially over. New religious regulations that went into effect in February are being brutally enforced, and this is causing some to point out the frightening parallels between Communist China and Nazi Germany.
According to Fox News, during this new crackdown Chinese government officials have been “destroying crosses, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith”…
The Chinese government is destroying crosses, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies.
The suppression of religious freedoms is part of an official campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party and removing any potential challenge to the party’s power in the country.
Doesn’t that sound quite similar to Nazi Germany and other tyrannical regimes?
If Christians refuse to sign these papers, they could lose their jobs or be cut off from all government benefits.
So let us pray for strength for our brothers and sisters in China, because many of them will be confronted with some very hard choices.
According to the Express, authorities have also “raided Christian homes to remove religious symbols, arrested church members and seized churches”. In Henan province alone, more than 7,000 crosses have been destroyed, but other than Fox News most of the mainstream media outlets in the United States have been completely silent about this very important story.
You can see some footage of Bibles being burned in China on Twitter right here. This is evil on a level that is hard to describe, and it seems to be getting worse with each passing month.
Earlier this month, one pastor was heartbroken after authorities burned crosses, Bibles and furniture after a raid on his church…
A Christian Pastor in the Henan city of Nanyang, whose name was not identified out of fear of retaliation by the authorities, reportedly confirmed that crosses, bibles and furniture were burned during a raid on his church on Sept. 5.
He added that local authorities were in discussions with the church about reforming it, but no agreement had been reached.
According to Chinese laws, religious believers are allowed to worship only in government-sanctioned congregations. But many millions of Christians belong to underground or house churches that ignore government regulations.
So exactly what kind of “reform” did the authorities have in mind?
Basically, China wants churches to look like something out of a George Orwell novel. The following comes from CBN…
Chinese Christians report authorities have urged church leaders to remove pictures of Jesus from their sanctuaries and replace them with patriotic posters, or posters of President Xi instead. They’ve suggested hymns be replaced with patriotic songs about the “wonderfulness of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Nettleton also said Chinese authorities are using advanced artificial intelligence software to monitor church attendees.
“One pastor in Beijing not long ago was told by the government, ‘pastor we don’t mind if you continue holding your services, we just want to put this camera on your platform looking out at the audience and it’s attached to facial recognition software so that we can tell who comes to church on Sunday and who’s there and what they are doing and how involved they are,’” he said.
Could you imagine going to a church like that?
Ladies and gentlemen, this is it.
This is the persecution of the last days, and it is only going to get worse.
In addition to everything else, the Chinese government is banning just about all expressions of faith on the Internet…
In addition to these attacks, the Chinese government is implementing tight restrictions on online content related to religion. Images and descriptions of religious activities will be largely prohibited, with exceptions for organizations that have obtained licenses from the government — and even then, what kinds of religious content they may share is restricted. As the Telegraph reports, “Individuals would be forbidden from posting photos, videos and even text related to religious activities, or sharing links related to preaching.”
This will happen here in the United States too eventually if we don’t fight it.
And of course it isn’t just in China that we are seeing a rise in persecution.
Just a couple weeks ago, Islamic radicals viciously attacked home churches in Egypt…
Homes of Copts in the Minya region were attacked by hundreds of furious locals leaving two Christians with knife wounds in the head and face, World Watch Monitor reports.
Four homes were ransacked, looted and partially set on fire by a Muslim mob during the three-hour-long attack, which was reportedly in protest of one of the properties being used as a home church.
A local source for Christian persecution watchdog World Watch Monitor said the small Coptic community had been warned about the attack on August 31 a few days before it took place.
And earlier this year in Ethiopia, a total of 69 churches were torched by radical Islamists…
On March 2nd, Muslims went on a rampage in an Islamic area of Ethiopia, beginning with an assault on churches in Asendabo. ICC and others alerted the world and called on the Ethiopian government to intervene. Unfortunately, the local government did not intervene and the attacks continued for a week. When the smoke cleared, the damage was evident. The Muslims had burned down the homes of 30 Christian leaders, they had killed one Christian, wounded several others, and torched 69 churches, a Bible school, and a Christian orphanage. One of the many wounded in these attacks was the grandson of a church elder who put himself in between the Muslim militants and his grandfather when they arrived to kill the elderly man. The Islamists attacked the young man with machetes – seriously wounding his head and hand and leaving him for dead. His family was forced to make a three-hour journey on foot to bring him to a hospital in a nearby city.
Hatred for Christians and the Christian faith is rapidly rising all over the planet, and this was something that I warned about in my book about Bible prophecy. We should do all that we can to put pressure on governments to stop persecuting Christians, but if we really are in the end times, ultimately the persecution is just going to continue to escalate.
The good news is that persecution always brings out the best in the people of God, and I believe that the greatest chapters of the Church are still ahead.
So let us pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters all over the world, and let us also prepare ourselves for the immense persecution that is on the horizon for all of us.
Original article: End Time Persecution in China
The censorship that is sweeping the world, from Europe to China, Facebook to Google to Twitter, to our own media, has to happen.
If you have an ear to the Father, you already know the broad strokes of the End of Days, and some of the finer ones too.
You must remember: to be physically alive (biologically alive) is not the same thing as being SPIRITUALLY ALIVE.
All you are seeing is the collusion of the dead: this is how they half-think, this is how they act. They are utter cowards, almost to a man. They are horse-lashed by fear. They are governed by it, and they know enough about the life and words of Jesus Christ to know, anyone who is regenerated by them, is someone NEW.
And that someone new is translated into the Kingdom. All the usual nonsense that trembles the already quaking fool, just rolls off the impenetrable soul of the Saved.
Or at least it should.
It you are saved and these antics trouble you, your Sanctification needs work.
This world and the vast majority of its leaders have no affiliation with the Father. You don’t need to be a mind-reader or a quiet guest to a secret globalist soiree to recognize who is on the side of the Son and who is on the side of the dragon.
You will know them by their fruits.
And their fruits are bitter.
And bring the cold silence of death.
Now it came to pass in the days of Aḥashverosh—this is Aḥashverosh who reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over a hundred and seven and twenty provinces—that in those days, when the king Aḥashverosh sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the castle, in the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the army of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him; when he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty, many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.
The Book of Esther: Esther