Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Twitter Moms: The Influential Moms Network

Motherhood has given me a great rack, and other notable qualities.

I’ve been having this ongoing battle between the voices in my head about the pros and cons of giving birth to my son. Although I do feel a huge canyon has been formed between those (my friends) who haven’t yet had children, I am so grateful that my mother and I now have a new area in which to bond- stretch marks. Actually, that’s not true. She didn’t get stretch marks- my stomach looks like my cat used it as a clawing post. BUT, we do both love our body shaping suits (SPANX, ASSETS- Godsend, anyone??).

So, aside from my botched pride and my no-longer-youthful body, I have developed (so to speak) some great qualities from this thing called “motherhood”. For one, my boobs are quite impressive. And although I WILL NOT post nudie pics (c’mon people, stop emailing me!!!) I will tell you that my husband has fallen in love with me, er, them all over again. Not sure if that’s a good thing at this point; but, I would much rather have him pining over me than the blonde, childless broad at his job.

Where I once would eat anything off of any surface while quoting the “10 second rule” (this would shorten or lengthen, depending on the surface) and blessing my little morsel to kill any germs, I now have a built in germ radar that is Code Red 24/7. There must be some sort of switch that flips on in a woman’s head when she has a child. I feel like a superhero with a curse. I can see the bugs and bacteria crawling everywhere. Thus, the hand sanitizer I carry in my car, in my purse, in my pants pockets, in my husband’s pants pockets, in the diaper bag… you get the idea. I firmly believe that this will both lengthen my life and protect my son from the bubonic plague. God bless the woman who invented that stuff (I don’t exactly know if it was a woman. But, really, there is no a more paranoid person than a mother. And where necessity lies… there also lies invention. Or something like that).

I want to be a better person. Now, ha, I know I’ve said this many many times. But, having a little one to introduce the world to makes you want to do your part to make that world a better place. Let’s face it. The world is crap today; I almost feel guilty for bringing a life into existence in this garbage heap we call humanity. Yuck. This year, though, I’ve actually, seriously thought of a New Year’s resolution. I don’t want to do something superficial like stop biting my nails (that would be easy, I don’t), stop eating meat (tried that once, already) or give hugs to everyone (I don’t like the people I work with, so that would be pointless). I want to really change something meaningful. I’ll let you know when I realize what that meaningful thing is.

And, so, as I add bring this blog to and end, I want to dedicate it to the youngest love of my life. My son. Without him, I would be one whole cup size smaller and just a little less motivated to change the world… one really cool inspiring idea at a time.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Love, Sazaran

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Marley-Nomz

Sorry we’ve been absent around here. Guess it’s that time of year.

Between catching a cold, being at work the day after Christmas, and having sick kids at home…im not really motivated to write. But thought I should check in with the latest and see what ya’ll are up to.

Christmas was mostly fabulous from the kid aspect. The girls couldn’t have been more blessed to be surrounded by such a massive loving family, and an overly giving one too!

I spend Christmas Eve with the grandparents as I do every year, and it was both joyous and emotional to see my grandfather doing better than Ive ever seen him. Fabulous food, pretty lights, the perfect tree, all glammed up with my beautiful sister and favorite crazy aunt…and lots of pictures of everyone feeling more festive than normal.

Christmas Day was a bit different for us this year than any other year. Kayce and I decided to part ways…so he took the girls to the ranch, while I lazed around with my BFF (who by the way, got me the most amazingly unexpected gift…). The afternoon was spent watching the new flick “Marley and Me”.

Ok before I go in to that…small disclaimer. This girl does not cry through movies. The only movie that has ever made me cry is Armageddon…something about daddy’s and daughters grabs the heart strings. Ah hem, back to the review:

I bawled. Like a big ol’ baby. Perhaps it was the emotional day…but im pretty sure it was the movie. Don’t get me wrong, it was excellent. Great cast, great script, lots of humor, beautiful puppies. BIG TIME SAD ending…that takes forever. We’re not talking 3 tears that you can hide when people glance over (like my little brother sitting next to me…pretty sure he thought I was quite the nut case), we’re talking sobbing. And I wasn’t alone. The sobs echoed around the theatre.

Crazy sad movie…but excellent meaning, a bit inspirational, and it was as much glad as it was sad. If you dare, give it a shot. Good flick over all…I give it four stars…one taken away because of the tears shed. SIGH.

Looking forward to the New Year. A new clean slate, in terms of time.

That’s it for now. Anybody see any movies lately? How was your Christmas?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Anti-Christ?

Who is he? Hint: it isn't Obama. :)

You don’t have to be a theologian to know that we’re on the threshold of a period in humanity called, “The Apocalypse”. In common language, we know it as the Endtimes.
The diabolical figure of the Apocalypse is a man descriptively known as Antichrist. In all likelihood, he won’t be called “Antichrist” when he assumes office, for that is a title which is descriptive of his hatred for God, not the actual name of the man.
Amidst the blizzard of different opinions about Antichrist, including his religion, nationality, race, etc., why not just go to the prophecies of the Bible and end all the confusion? Here are the major one that offer his identity, race, and origin.

#1 He comes from the linage of Japheth, specifically Magog, Japheth’s second son.
Magog would be Noah’s grandson (just in case you’re wondering). No, antichrist is not that old, but he come out of the lineage of Magog. The often overlooked reference to this comes from the prophecy of Ezekiel dating back to 593 B.C. In the prophecy it says:

"And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog [antichrist], and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog [antichrist], chief prince of Meshech and Tubal [western and central Russia]; 2 and I will turn you about and drive you forward, and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel; 3 then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make your arrows drop out of your right hand.4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples that are with you [at the battle of Armageddon]; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the wild beasts to be devoured. Ezek 39:1-4(RSV)

For a bit of clarity, when the lineages of Noah’s three sons dispersed across the earth, SHEM’s people traveled into the eastern region and later became the Semitic people. HAM’s people traveled into the southern regions of Africa and India and became known as the darker skinned people. JAPHETH’s people traveled across the Caucasus Mountains into Europe and became known as the Caucasians. From Japheth’s linage comes Gog, the chief prince of the Magogic people.
Since the last three chapter of Ezekiel are dedicated the very near future pertaining to this generation, we can conclude with all certainty that Gog, is the Old Testament name of antichrist in the New Testament. (The name “antichrist” was not known until 96 A.D. when the Apostle John received the vision of Revelation on the island of Patmos. Paul refers to antichrist as “the Lawless One in 2 Thessalonians 2:8 when he wrote to the Thessalonians in 52 A.D.)
Antichrist will come from the Magogic lineage which means he will be a white man. Hence, Obama cannot be the antichrist. Obama’s lineage is Hametic from his father, and Japhetic from his mother. The lineage in the Old Testament follows the father’s line, not the mother’s.

#2 Antichrist is a man; he is not satan incarnate.
They worshiped the dragon [satan] because he gave his authority to the beast [antichrist]; and they worshiped the beast [antichrist], saying, "Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?" Rev 13:4(NAU)
Here we find two separate personages, satan and antichrist who is also called “the beast”.

#3 & #4 Antichrist previously existed as a leader of one of the seven beast empires and comes up from the Abyss.
The next three subtopics should be combined into one but I have separated them for the ease of comprehension.
Here is where it gets a bit difficult for many people to accept. One must remember that the Endtimes is a period where the 4th dimension (spiritual world) and the 3rd dimension (the tangible world) interface. The entire 7-year period of Revelation is about the supernatural interplay of the 4th dimension on the 3rd dimension. As such, we should expect the strange and the unusual.
The seven beast empires of history are: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and Hitler’s 3rd Reich. The 8th Beast Empire is the future world empire of antichrist which is soon to begin within our generation which likely will arise on the aftermath of a world economic chaos.
But remember, antichrist comes from the Magogic lineage. On that requirement according to Ezekiel, which of the seven beast empires are Magogic in lineage?
(1) Egypt is from the lineage of HAM (Gen 10:6).
(2) Assyria is from the lineage of SHEM (Gen 10:22).
(3) Babylon is from the lineage of HAM.
(4) Greece is from the lineage of JAPHETH (Magog).
(5) Medo-Persia is from the lineage of JEPHETH (Magog)
(6) Rome is from the lineage of JAPHETH (Magog).
(7) Hitler’s 3rd Reich is from the lineage of JAPHETH (Magog).
According Scripture, from one of these seven beast empires comes antichrist. The fact is, the leaders of each empire are now dead. For this reason, antichrist will come up from the Abyss as a resurrected man. The Abyss is not hell, but a location in the earth where the spirits of the damned reside. It seems to be a place where such spirits come and go but with certain limitations. Bible prophecy out of Revelation written in 96 A.D. says:

"The beast that you saw was [one of the seven leaders of the beast empires], and is not [because he was slain with a fatal head wound], and is about to come up out of the Abyss [Bottomless Pit] and goes to destruction [when he is killed at the Battle of Armageddon]. And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder [be amazed] when they see the beast [antichrist], that he was [one of the leaders of the beast empires] and is not [because he was slain with a fatal head wound] and will come [again as the leader of the 8th beast empire]. 9 Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads [seven beast empires] are seven mountains [of world dominion] on which the woman [the Harlot] sits, 10 and they are seven kings; five have fallen [Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece], one is [the Roman at the time John was shown the Revelation], the other [Hitler’s 3rd Reich] has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while. 11 "The beast which was [a leader of one of the previous seven] and is not [for he is yet to come], is himself also [the leader of] an eighth [antichrist’s 10-Nation Confederation] and is {one} of the seven, and he goes to destruction [at the Battle of Armageddon]. Rev 17:9-11

#5 When antichrist was a leader of one of the seven previous beast empires, he died of a head wound.
Realizing this man is nothing but a man but supernatural from the powers of satan and an ambassador of satan himself, the world will stand in awe when he is revealed as a man who has back to life. Remember, he is the counterfeit of the Jesus. One of the proofs of Christ as the Messiah is His resurrection from the dead. In the same way, antichrist will stun the world and offer his resurrection as a convincing display to bolster his claim of being God.

And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder [be amazed] when they see the beast [antichrist], that he was [one of the leaders of the beast empires] and is not [because he was slain with a fatal head wound and died] and will come [again as the leader of the 8th beast empire]. Revelation 17:8

#6. Based on the above Bible prophecies about antichrist and who is he? Remember:
(1) He comes up from the Abyss. (Rev 17:9)
(2) He is Magogic in lineage. (Ezekiel 39:1-4)
(3) He was the leader of a previous beast empire. (Rev 17:10)
(4) He died of a head wound during his beast-empire leadership. (Rev 17:8)

We can eliminate the beast empires of Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon since none of them are Magogic in lineage. This leaves four to choose from which are all Magogic in lineage: Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and Hitler’s 3rd Reich.
Of the final four, which of the leaders died of a head wound?
(1) Darius of Medo-Persia died in battle from a sword wound. Nothing in history mentions a head wound.
(2) Alexander the Great of Greece died of malaria.
(3) Nero of Rome died is a self-inflicted knife wound to the throat.
(4) Hitler died of a gunshot to the head. His body was found in his bunker next to his wife who drank cyanide. Hitler’s body was then burned and thrown down a well according to the best reports. However, his corpse has never been found.
Only Hitler fits all the requirements of scripture that tells of antichrist. He was obsessed with the occult and as no other beast empire leader, had a strong affection for satan. Forty-two assassination attempts were made to kill Hitler but all of them failed. Why? Because Bible prophecy is without error. It is not an approximation such as Nostrdomas’ record indicates where he hits and misses. Accordingly, Bible foretold exactly how Hitler would die—a fatal wound to the head—not by bombs, poison or any other means.
Personally, I don’t believe he can be recognized until he signs the 7-year peace pact with Israel to ensure her safety. This particular event takes place exactly 1,260 days after he signs the peace pact. If you miss that event, then his identity will be unmistakable when he assume his throne in the temple at Jerusalem and declares himself to be God, exactly 1,260 days from the signing.
At the signing of the peace pact, he will be the leader of a 3-nation coalition backed by seven other nations in which he will have a quad of power composed of military, economic, religious and political backing. (Daniel 7:8)
History records that the 6th beast empire, Rome, killed 5,000,000 Christians and Jews over a 214 year period. Hitler killed 6,000,000 Christians and Jews in but a few years during WWII. Truly he is the most diabolical man that ever lived on plant earth. However his blood thirst as the leader of the 7th beast empire is but a drop as compared to his slaughter during his 8th beast empire. In less than 1,331 days, he kills over 1,750,000,000 people (one billion seven hundred fifty million). This is a population number equal to ¼ of mankind by the year 2011—a number equal to all the people of North America, Europe, and Africa. While the largest number will be Christians and Jews, anyone who refuses to worship him as God will be killed. Finally, Jesus kills him at the Battle of Armageddon exactly 2,550 days after antichrist signs the peace pact.

For more information on him, the false prophet, and the exact order of events as they unfold, you can read my book, The Chronological Order or Revelation which can be purchased on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or any major book seller.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

♥ God's will(s)?

God’s Will(s)?

Romans 12:2-

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

My heart’s desire is to live my life according to God’s will; with a clean conscience and an ear tuned in to the Holy Spirit’s voice. Some years ago, when I was really struggling with making a decision I began to meditate on this verse. I feel that God revealed to me that He is not a Yes or No God (of course He isn’t! That’s why He created free will!). Is it possible that God may not have The Perfect Will for us, as we assume many times? Could he possibly have more than one will?

Example: Marriage (I’m sorry if I offend anyone at this point. But, I am using my own personal experience and this is the best example I got)

In a past relationship that had the potential of marriage, I felt torn because I was not sure if getting married was God’s will. In the end, I decided that it was not. But, before coming to that decision, I spent many a night in tearful prayer begging Jesus to show me His will. Our conversation went something like this:

“Lord, tell me what to do. I just want your will, only your will.” Sob, sob. Sniffle.

“Sarah, I’m going to let you choose what you want to do”

“Really? But, why can’t you just tell me so I can just do it? If you want me to get married, I will. I do what you want. Just tell me, please.” Sob, sob. Groan.

Soft, still, peaceful silence was the response. So, I chose.

What if I had chosen the other path? I’m sure God would have greatly blessed me then as He has now. Because my heart was in the right place, He was able to flex His will to what my heart’s desire was.

Thus my theory of God’s three wills:


He has a perfect will; which I know we can learn of an obey, but (in our humanity) how often do we obey perfectly? God’s perfect will was to have a perfect, sinless creation. That didn’t happen. So, he made adjustments so that His good and/or acceptable will could be carried out. Enter, Jesus Christ, our wonderful Savior.


If two people have sex outside of marriage (which is not God’s will) and conceive a child- it is God’s will for that child to be born into the world? I believe so. A child was the result of sin, but God loves that baby nonetheless and so He adjusts His will for the child.


For those of us who are at times (and maybe most of the time) just stubborn sheep. His grace is sufficient; His will is acceptable.

Let me know what you think of my theory! :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Doctrinal Debate (sort of)

So, here’s my doctrinal topic for the day: Should women still be required to cover their heads in church?

Before blogging about this, I talked to my dad (who is a pastor) about the context and interpretation of the infamous scripture, 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, “Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved. If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.”

What I understood from his explanation is this: this scripture is not a matter of a legalistic rule against women. It is a matter of conscience. In the Biblical times, Jewish women wore headdresses as a cultural thing. Therefore, it was ingrained into their culture as the proper attire for a woman and thus a matter of the conscience. However, Greek women did not wear head coverings, according to their culture. When both cultures came together to worship, Jewish women became offended. This would be equal to a woman wearing a low cut dress or a mini skirt to church on Sunday. To smooth matters over, Paul instructed that all women should cover their heads in a place of worship so that no one became offended.

Makes sense.

But, some denominations still do it today. From my point of view, it isn’t a cultural thing anymore; so, why do some churches have a legalistic hold on this?

And here is my part B of the topic of the day: Should women be allowed to speak/prophesy/hold positions of leadership in the church?

Notice that verse five says this, “And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved.”

The context of this scripture is not to pray to one’s self as in a daily devotional or petition to God in a private manner. It is referring to a public prayer or prophesy. Women were allowed by Paul to prophesy before the congregation. Women were also allowed to hold positions of leadership under Paul’s ministry: Priscilla and Aquila ministered to the body of Christ. There are other women who also helped Paul, I just can’t remember their names. :-\

My personal convictions are:

In today’s culture, women should not be required (by a legalistic preference of the church) to cover their heads during church. It is a matter of the heart (not of the rule book) that we ought to keep out consciences clean before the Lord. There is a thin line between respect and works and I feel that in some cases, head covering can become a ‘works’ issue. Covering my head will not cause me to be more holy or more acceptable to the Lord. Unless, of course, I lived back in the times of Paul.

I do believe that women are called to hold positions of leadership in the church and are encouraged to practice and participate in such things as baptism of the Holy Spirit (speaking in tongues), prophesying, and even preaching. (Deuteronomy 10:1, “ For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.”)

So! Tell me (or us) what your convictions are on this. I want to know your convictions with scriptural support. Look forward to reading your thoughts!!!! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Santa Claus-Tis the Season!-Nomz

I cant stand Santa. Im not sure if it is my upbringing, or just the fact that the greasy ones in the malls just creep me out.

A small history of Nomz and Santa:

I was told there was no Santa at a pretty young age. We always get secret gifts from somebody with no name…but it was never signed ‘Santa’. Getting something for Christmas had nothing to do with how good we were all year (whew, let me tell you, that, is a relief). We were taught that the spirit of giving is the most important thing, and that our focus needs to remain on God during Christmas, not fantasy.

So…I was that kid…you know the one in kindergarten that breaks every other child’s heart by letting them know that there is no Santa, Easter Bunny, or Tooth fairy? Yes, yes that was me.

So, before I started this blog, I decided to do my homework. It’s been some time since I was in school, and because I’ve always found him a bit out there, never really cared to pay attention. If you want to know the history of the American version of “Santa”, please check out the following link: http://www.the-north-pole.com/history/.

So. Now I have these two little sparkle-eyed girls that see Santa in the malls. I am trying not to let this germaphobe creep-aphobe take over and refuse to take them, so we walk by and wave and get all excited. Both afraid of strangers, prefer not to get up and close and personal, and I think that’s the perfect compromise.

I do not believe in Santa, I find him mostly creeper-material, and I am at a loss what direction I should go with this with my chillin’s. What are your thoughts?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Semen Cookbook-Nomz

Yes, yes you did hear me right. This came through on several blogs I follow in the last few weeks. I don’t have much more to say except….ew…..

I wouldn’t ever consider cooking out of this cookbook. And as much as your stomach is probably doing flips at the picture below, you’re probably scratching your head actually wondering who would come up with such a thing, why, and deep down, maybe a little part of you is somewhat curious?? Hmmm…it is a revolting idea…but sure makes you wonder. All this chatter about it, surely it’ll get enough attention from the brave experimenters out there. Best of luck…please don’t share.


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