Sunday, May 22, 2011


Last weekend at the MS Walk, my mom bought a raffle ticket and gave it to me.  Thanks to her, my husband and I won a Sunday brunch for 2 at a restaraunt called Rapscallion's.  We had never been there before but everyone around us expressed what a great place it is.  Thank you Mommy!  Since today happened to be Sunday, we decided to steal some time together, just the 2 of us.   

The skies were blue with a good mix of sunshine and clouds and  the temp was about 70 degrees.  That's perfect weather in our book so we rode our motorcyle's to the restaraunt.  

It's a hidden hot spot located near downtown Reno.  What a dainty little restaraunt, with very neat landscaping.  There were table's and chair's outside and even a few tree's for shade. Quite a few people were dining out on the patio enjoying the sunshine.  The inside had a very charming ambiance but since the weather was so nice, we decided to soak up some vitamin D outside.  There was only 1 small table available with 1 chair so the staff found another chair for us. The service was exceptional, as was the food.   They started us off with warm blueberry muffins and fresh fruit with some kind of pink, creamy sauce drizzled on it.  We were also served champagne. 

My husband ordered New York steak and eggs.  His steak was tender and medium well, just the way we like it.  I say "we" because we always share our food with each other.    
I had what was called "Joe's Special Scramble".  It consisted of scrambled eggs with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, onions and italian sausage.  A preferable and perfect combination for me.  Both our orders included home fries which had a wonderful flavor.  We could only take a few sips of our champagne so we ordered a glass of orange juice which came to us freshly squeezed.
That did it, we were both extremely pleased with Rapscallion's, all the way around.  We were sure to give our compliments to the waitress and the chef. 

It's days like this that we really cherish.  We have to schedule dates with each other more often. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

D Day, Really?

How many times will a man try to predict the end of the world?  I really hate it when people take God's word and try to mislead people.  That's adding to His word and they will be held accountable for doing that.  Believer's do not be fooled.  The bible is clear about the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Yes, there are signs of the end times and it appears that we have seen them all, but no man knows the exact day or hour.

Let's go to scripture, shall we?

Matthew 24: 4-28 speaks all about the signs of the "End of the Age"

Verse 11 says; "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many."
I was very saddened to see all the people on the news today that believe the claims of one man by the name of Harold Camping that "Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment," is what he told the Associated Press.  Now if that's not a false prophet, then I don't know who is.

Matthew 24:42-44:
42"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
 43"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
When some is robbed, they never know ahead of time.  It's when they least expect it.  When you are away or not paying attention, that's when you and/or your stuff gets taken.
 44"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.
It doesn't just say that we don't know when, but when we don't think He will come is when He will come.  If you don't know what time to catch a flight, how can you be ready for it, right?  Well, if you want to be ready when Jesus comes, you better be saved.  That way, you won't need to know when because you will be ready for whenever.
Mark 13:32-33:
 32"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
If Jesus doesn't even know, then why would any man claim to know?  Do you really think you know more than Jesus?
 33"Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.
God says the only thing you need to do is be on alert, in other words, "Pay attention".

See to it that no one misleads you.  You should study God's word to show yourself approved.  His word will never return void, meaning if He says it, it will come to pass.

Matthew 7:14-16 
 14"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

  15"Beware of the (A)false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are (B)ravenous wolves.
 16"You will (C)know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

(New American Standard Bible)