Sunday, September 21
Tuesday, September 16
Give God your burdens
Give God your needs.
There’s a spiritual war going on and you’re on the winning team.
Monday, September 15
rachelanne64 said: How can you tell if a product is vegan or not?
For me, the best thing to do is to first check if it’s suitable for vegetarians. It will say somewhere on the packet if it is and if it doesn’t, you can probably assume it isn’t safe.
Next, if it passes the vegetarian test, then go to the allergens section. This is where it will say what it contains and what it may contain. Do not pay attention to ‘may contain’, this is literally just a way for factories to cover their backs. Pay close attention to ‘contains’. This is where it will 100% state if there are milk and/or eggs.
If it passes that test, you’re almost done! Then just have a glance through all of the ingredients in general. Look out for beeswax and honey.
If you spot E Numbers, be sure to give those a Google. Things like shellac and cochineal are often concealed in E Numbers so it’s very important to look out for those.
Sometimes E Numbers can be plant OR animal based. If that’s the case, leave the product and email the company before purchasing. 9 times out of 10 it’s absolutely fine but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
The other thing to look out for are fortified vitamins. Sometimes certain vitamins are derived from animals, for example Kellogs cereal vitamin D is derived from sheep. Just be cautious and make sure to always contact companies if you’re not sure.
I know this all seems like a lot but I can assure you, when you’ve been vegan for a while, it’ll come to you as automatic as breathing. It takes me seconds to find whether products are vegan or not because my brain seems to just alert me to the buzz words ‘vegan, vegetarian, eggs’ etc.
In some lucky cases, products are certified vegan already so they will say on the packet ‘suitable for vegetarians and vegans’. It’s always great when this happens but it isn’t often. The reason for this is because in order to get a vegan certification, it has to pass a number of tests such as not manufacturing in a factory that uses any non vegan products. This is quite rare and hard to find which is why vegans should just ignore ‘may contain’.
Another reason that products are often not vegan certified is because it’s surprisingly expensive. For example, the English supermarket Tesco’s own brand of cosmetics is 100% cruelty free and vegan but it doesn’t have the certification because they do not want to put so much money into something that is not in demand. And this is something they have openly expressed to me on their facebook page. So if more people contacted Tesco and requested this, they would probably change their minds.
Anyway, so that’s how best you can tell whether or not a product is vegan. Sounds tricky but it’s very very simple! :)
Friday, September 12
We have authority over demons.
Over all evil, all negative, all bad, God gives us the authority with His name to cast them away into deep dark pits.
Something getting you down today?
Pray for yourself. Let someone pray for you.
Jesus already died to set you free, accept the gift. Be free!
Monday, September 8
Anonymous said: What's your response to the "God said be fertile and multiply" kind of argument or any of the similar insinuating the Adam and Eve narrative?
Genesis 1:28 which you quote is a controversial scripture. Before getting into the procreation part, I should point out that the ‘fill the earth and govern (or have dominion over) it’ stuff has been taken by some to mean cut down the rainforests, eat every animal that tastes good without conserving, dump toxins in the water, and suck every ounce of fossil fuel and coal out of the ground. I doubt that is the meaning of that part.
'Be fruitful and multiply' is often used to back up conservative Christian dogma. To some it not only has anti-LGBT implications but anti-contraceptive implications as well: contraceptives prevent the 'multiplying.' This is notwithstanding those who are unable to conceive.
In a world where the population is expected to reach 10 billion by the end of the century and where people give up their children for adoption everyday, this passage has little or no relevance. LGBT or not, everyone should seriously consider whether having biological kids is essential to them or whether they should adopt or choose not to have children at all.
The main point is that the world has changed a whole lot since the writing of this scripture. There were undoubtedly way less people on the Earth and one cannot read their own bias into the passage when this implication was not directly constrained.