Monday, December 29, 2008


1 Corinthians 12: 8-10

The first is the gift of Wisdom and the way to receive it is through prayer.
Solomon prayed for this gift so he could rule his kingdom without despair.

There are diversities of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit but all are one part.
Paul reminds us we have different members but are baptized in one heart.

The second is the gift of Knowledge, which gives wise advice that is sound.
The third is the gift of Faith that God’s Word without doubt will abound.

The forth is the gift of Healing for people who are physically or mentally sick.
The fifth is the gift of working Miracles that the Apostles did without a trick.

The sixth is the gift of Prophecy and preaching the Good News of man’s salvation.
The seventh is the gift of Discerning Spirits whether they are from a good or evil creation.

The eighth is the gift of Tongues that is languages never learned or heard.
The ninth is the gift of Interpretation of tongues, a gift that is preferred.

By  Estelle P. Shrum
1.  Wisdom
2.  Knowledge (teaching)
3.  Faith
4.  Healing
5.  Miracles
6.  Prophecy
7.  Discerning of the Sprits (Distinguishing between Spirits (Devil or God)
8.  Tongues (Speaking in a language never learned or heard)
9.  Interpretation (Power to understand and interpret tongues)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Does God Exist? - complex question...simplistic answer

God: Does He Exist?

God may not be provable through mathematical formulae or properties of physics, but we live in an era where the evidence of God is all around us. Just look through the Hubble Telescope and peer to the edge of the massive cosmos. View the monitor of an electron-scanning microscope and delve into the intricate world of an organic cell. Sit down and read an entire library of information that reveals the complexity of the digital code that turns a fertilized egg into a human being. Study principles of quantum mechanics and investigate the world of extra-dimensionality. Review the nature of your conscience, subconscious, standards of morality, thoughts of religion. Then, try to reconcile all of these realities with a basic theory of randomness. Not believing in God is much more of a “leap of faith” than ever.

God - A brief summary of the key arguments:

Order... God provides the best explanation for abstract notions, such as numbers, formulas and properties.
Causation. God provides the best explanation for the existence of the universe and all that is in it.
Design... God provides the best explanation for the complex order in cosmological and biological entities.
Morality... God provides the best explanation for the existence of objective moral/ethical values in the world. In Romans 5:12, we read that “sin entered the world through one man, and through sin - death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned.”

God: If He Exists, What is He Like?

God has been described as everything from an impersonal “life force” to a personal Creator, from Mother Nature to Almighty Lord. While mankind creates various characters for God over time, we should actually look to the timeless standards of truth already delivered in the Bible. Of course, one must establish the credibility and reliability of the Bible before endeavoring to define God through the Bible. Well, like no time in history, we have established the truth of the Biblical record. Just explore the archaeological treasures that establish the veracity of Biblical events. Review the recently discovered manuscripts, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, which prove the reliability of the Biblical texts. Study the over 600 fulfilled prophecies contained in Biblical scripture, including the actual fulfillment of prophecy in Israel over the last few decades. Read the Bible itself as an intellectual undertaking and discover the inherent complexity and integration contained in its 66 books, written by 40 inspired authors, over a period of approximately 1,600 years.


You Will Discover His True Nature in the Bible God -- Once you’ve established that the Bible is a credible and reliable document, this is the first place to look for His true character and attributes. As you explore the Bible, you will discover His unchanging nature. God is Spirit – infinite and eternal. God is sovereign. God is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipresent (all places at all times). God is perfectly holy and perfectly just. God is wisdom, power, glory, righteousness, mercy, faithfulness, goodness, beauty, and patience. God is love. God is truth

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Lord, restore peace in our hearts and joy in our soul. (l)
Help us to remember you are always in control. (2)

Sometimes we forget that your Spirit dwells within us. (3)
We get lost in life and fail to give you our faith and trust. (4)

We become overwhelmed with the worlds situation. (5)
We mourn for the lost people of each generation. (6)

Grant us the peace that passes all understanding. (7)
Give us joy in a ruthless world that’s so demanding.

Rekindle the fire where there was once a burning flame. (8)
Help us win the good fight and give voice to all you proclaim. (9)

When our burdens are heavy Lord please lighten our load. (10)
When we travel a bent and curvy lane straighten the road. (11)

When our hearts hurt and we feel saddened with grief.
Help us remember that we are but a mist and time is brief. (12)

When we feel sorrow and fear that this too shall not pass.
Lord, restore our faith and know that you will come alas. (13)

By Estelle P. Shrum

(Ps. 51:12)
(Ro. 8:6)
(Eph. 3:16-17), (Col .3:16
(1 Ch. 28:20), (Isa. 51:6)
(Ps. 65:3)
(Jer. 50:6)
(Php. 4:7)
(2 Ti.1:6)
(1 Ti.1:18), (1 Ti.6:12), (2 Ti.4:7)
(Mt. 11:28-30)
(Mt. 7:13-14)
(Jas. 4:14)
(Ps. 23:3), (Rev. 22:20)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

WHO IS JESUS? By Estelle P. Shrum.


Who was called the ROCK and a Mighty Fortress, a Refuge and a Deliverer, a Savior and a Shield? (1)
Who was the Spiritual ROCK that scattered the bodies in the desert for their
sins and did not yield? (2)

Who was the Everlasting Father, the Wonderful Counselor, and the Prince of
Peace? (3)
Who will reign on David’s throne and have a government that will greatly increase?

Who was the man who had risen and was exalted to God’s right hand?
Who was the PRINCE that was given authority to forgive sins across the land? (4)

Who will gather the people of Israel as a Shepherd tending to His sheep? (5)
Who said I Am the good Shepherd and I will lay down my life for the flock I keep? (6)

Who said He would raise up a fertile crop and a people so all will know they are mine? (7)
Who was the man who said my Father is the Gardener and I AM the True Vine? (8)

Who said make a light unto the Gentile nations one the will shine ever so bright? (9)
Who said I AM the Light of the world and can turn your dark desire into doing what’s right? (10)

Who was the King of Glory riding on a donkey into Jerusalem? (11)
Who was King of Kings the great God above all of them? (12)


Come and drink the water of life and you too can be His.
Read His WORD and you will know just whom JESUS is.

By Estelle P. Shrum

(Ps. 18:2)
(1 Co. 10:4-5)
(Isa. 9:6)
(Ac. 5:31)
(Eze. 34:11-31)
(Jn. 10:11-18)
(Eze. 34:31)
(Jn. 15:1)
(Isa. 49:6)
(Jn. 8:12)
(Zec. (9:9)
(Ps. 95:3), (1 Ti. 6:15)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008



Imagine Mary and Joseph
holding their baby boy.
Imagine the love that filled
their hearts with joy.[1]
Imagine baby Jesus sleeping
peacefully in the hay.
Imagine the wise men following
the star to find their way.[2]
Imagine raising the baby who
would be Savior and King of king.s[3]
Imagine the angels in heaven
gathered on golden wings.[4]
Imagine the world at that moment
was filled with peace and glory.
Imagine that every generation
will hear of this wonderful story.

Estelle P. Shrum

(Mt. 1:21-23)
(LK. 1:46-49)
(Mt. 2:9)
(Lk. 2:13-14)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Newsweek has distorted Biblical teaching!

Newsweek magazine has published a lengthy article stating that the Bible supports homosexual marriage. The article was written Lisa Miller, Newsweek religion editor. Miller's article is one of the most biased and distorted pieces concerning homosexual marriage ever published by any major news organization. The article is much too long for this e-mail. Here is the website if care to read it.

Dr. Albert Mohler has offered a response to the Newsweek article. I suggest you read Mohler’s article and then read Miller's Newsweek article.

Send an e-mail to Newsweek telling Newsweek you are disappointed with its distorted interpretation of Scripture. Forward this e-mail to your friends and family. They need to see how the media distorts Scripture to support same-sex marriage. Ask them to send the e-mail to Newsweek. Call CEO Thomas E. Ascheim at 212-445-5245. Please be polite.
If you subscribe to Newsweek, cancel your subscription and tell them why.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Olbermann's Appalling Video

I ASK YOU.......
Where is this man's tears for the millions of babies being put to death for stem cell research? Where are his tears for those innocent babies that are viable and can live outside the mother's womb? Where are his tears for the Christians and Jews who are being persecuted and killed all over the globe? Where are his tears for Christian religious freedoms being mocked and outlawed in our own country? Where are his tears for the victims of the terrorists? I am appalled at his tears. Homosexuals have rights, and well they should. But when they want to take our rights away, our values, our moral ethics, our sense of honor - then there's a problem. Let them live together, let them love each other, leave them in peace. But don't allow the minority to rule or take away the Word of God......One woman, One Man - the Bible says in the OLD TESTAMENT:
ECCLESIASTES 9:9 - " Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of they vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun."
There are many more Scriptures throughout the Bible that testify of God's intention for marriage.
CHECK OUT HIS VIDEO...........Please tell me what you think.
Subject: Olbermann Special Comment: Proposition 8

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Please join with me and many others to help bring back Christian values to America. It is a fast growing organization with women all over America who care about Abortion, marriage, Christian principles, Religious freedoms and believe that God should be a part of our government. Blessings. Estelle.

Friday, November 28, 2008


T- is it True?
H- is it Helpful?
I- is it Inspiring?
N- is it Necessary?
K- is it Kind? THINK!

If what we're about to say does not pass those tests, let's not say it.
--Author unknown

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Att:  President elect Obama please change your agenda on the horror of Partial Birth-Abortion/ sent to

Because fetal 'tissue' is in demand and preserving it is difficult, some partial birth abortion doctors are now, over-dilating the women so they have their babies early on the second day, in the motel room. The women and their living babies are brought to the clinic and the baby is not killed until the sales representative arrives to pick him/her up. Then, the doctor quickly strangles or drowns the baby and delivers it to the messenger who sells the 'tissue' to pharmaceuticals and other companies who use 'fetal tissue'. The advantage here is to deliver very fresh 'tissue' to the companies. Thus, the abortionist can make $3000 to $5000 for the partial birth abortion and quite a bit of extra bucks on selling the baby's body for 'fetal tissue research'. This information was obtained from Michael Crutcher's new video magazine. A woman who worked as a pickup messenger for 'fetal tissue' is interviewed on this video. If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of the video, please visit (Life Dynamics) and request the tape.

Estelle P. Shrum

I sent this to and will be writing much more on the murder of these innocent babies..........God have mercy on those who voted for partial-birth-abortion.

Monday, November 24, 2008


If you have a question on the Bible, or are not sure what the Bible has to say about a certain topic, please keep these websites available in your favorites. They will answer any question you may have. The writers are not affiliated with a particular church. They are Bible Theologians. I will post these websites on facebook and my blog.

The above website is a wonderful place to go to for any question you have on religion or the Bible. Here are the rest of the ones I use for reference. For me - I like KISS - keep it simple stupid. The answers are short and easy to understand with Scripture to back it up.

Of course there are a lot more - but I find that these websites practice KISS. Blessings. Stelle.


Who are your closest friends?

Good friends are hard to come by in a world of superficial acquaintances and shallow relationships."Hanging with the crowd" can give us a false sense of belonging, but often leaves us wounded and alone in times of trouble. Open, honest, supportive, and loving relationships don't happen without investment. Ask the Lord to lead you to close friends in his family. Minister to and serve those around you. Listen to their requests, faithfully upholding them in prayer. Spend time in Christian service with other servant believers. Join yourself to a Bible study or accountability group. As you do, trust that God will give you that "stick-through-thick-and-thin-friend." Companions are easy to find, but can be unreliable. Development of Christian friends is an investment of effort and time, but they are friends with whom we will share forever.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Our nation, America the beautiful, is being ruled by deceit. (1)
We throw up our hands, shake our heads, and accept defeat.

We are frustrated to the point of sticking our heads in the sand.
But my fellow Americans it is imperative that we take a stand.

The judges, lawyers, and radical liberals are changing our laws.
They are claiming our constitution and beliefs have flaws.

For two hundred years we have been blessed under God’s grace.
Today there is no God, no morals, and no decency, barely a trace.

We’re accepting the minority of people to change our standard.
We are allowing our way of life and ideals to be slandered.

Soon Pastor’s will be prohibited to quote God’s word or minister.
Evil ones are hell bound and will rule with a justice that’s sinister.

Godliness exalts a nation, but people’s sin is its reproach. (2)
Pray for revival, for it is Satan’s domain we encroach.

Pray for the sanctity of marriage and all that’s good and pure. (3)
The darkness of principalities is replacing God’s name for sure. (4)

Let us pray that the end days will be cut short. (5)
And the Lord will come soon to rule His court.

We will fall as all empires do that are filled with sin.
And our nation, “America the beautiful”, will not win.

By  Estelle P. Shrum

(Eph. 5:6-7)
(Pr. 14:34)
(Gen. 2:21-25)
(Eph. 6:12)(Mt. 24:22), (Mk. 13:20)

Saturday, November 15, 2008



As Christians we must continue to stand tall.
Though the rule of decency crumbles and falls.
We live in turbulent and unpredictable times.
With chaotic behavior and horrendous crimes.
Boundaries are not respected and people are uncouth.
They have lost their way and can’t tell the lies from truth.
Religions now follow whatever it is that man desires.
Faith hope and charity is not what their heart inspires.
People accept evil manipulation of the elect.
Not caring that men themselves are derelict.
The world is off its axis and we all suffer.
The Bible tells us that the future will get tougher.
As Christians we must continue to stand tall.
For those who live for the Lord will not fall.

By Estelle P. Shrum

John 5:24-27
Matthew - chapter 24
Revelation – chapter 22

Friday, November 14, 2008

ATHEISTS - Ask Them This...


Some atheists believe that life is a power and energy of their own will and mind. (Ps.14:1)
They credit a magnetic field of the universe or a force that is not easily defined.

They completely discredit the history of the Bible and mock those who believe.
They give credence to medians and psychics, or karma, for what they will achieve. (Lev.20:27)

They believe you live and die, and that is all there is, and claim to be satisfied. (Ecc.3:11)
Some atheists are evil and their horrific crimes tells us they are very unsatisfied.

They do not believe in good or evil, heaven and hell, or consequences for their action. (Ge.1:1), (Ge.2:4), (Ps. 50-6), (Isa. 51:6)
Some atheists believe the spirit of life lies within themselves and the law of attraction. (Ge.2:27), (1 Co.3:16)

They discredit intelligent design and the balance of nature with continued resistance.
They will believe in anything except the possibility of God’s omnipotent existence. (Isa. 44:17-18)

They ignore the natural order of the universe and the magnificent detail of creation. (Ge.chp.1), (Heb.1:10)
They refuse to admit that mathematics and science can’t explain the atoms formation.

They don’t consider interstellar space, the vast universe, or the miracle of a baby’s birth. (Job chap.38)
They don’t acknowledge the intricacy for the detail of all the creatures upon the earth. (Job chap.39)

They can’t explain why human’s beings who are highest on the food chain ended evolution. (Ge.1:26-30)
Man is the only form of life that can think and reason, but no one can give a sound resolution. (Ge.2:9,16,17)

If atheists can believe in energy, power and force, then why not intelligent design? (Col.3:2)
If they would open their minds and hearts they would see that there is a God who's Divine. (Mt.7:7), Mt.22:37)

By Estelle P. Shrum

If you put pieces of a camera in a box and shook it for a million years, or infinity, do you think when you opened the box the camera would put it self together just by chance? Well, that is what the big bang theory teaches.

If you consider the human body down to the smallest particle known to man you will see that everything has a purpose and master plan from an intelligent designer. That designer left us with his name, address, and phone number. If you don’t know him you are missing out on an incredible journey of love like you have never known.

His name is – God, in Hebrew it is Yahweh.
His address is – Heaven, all you have to do is look at the beauty around you.
His phone number is – The Bible, it’s a wireless call.
Be blessed. Estelle.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Thank you Lord, you are an awesome God who is wondrously divine.
Thank you Father for the Holy Spirit with a nature perfectly Sublime.
Thank you King of Kings for the mercies you show us each and every day.
Thank you Good Shepherd for keeping your sheep and not letting them stray.
Thank you Jehovah for your mighty powers displayed by witness of the earth.
Thank you Almighty God for the Gift of salvation through Jesus’ birth.
Thank you glorious Prince for giving us peace that passes all understanding.
Thank you El Shaddai for those times we struggle and still remain standing.
Thank you Elohim, the highest God whose love is so amazing, and so kind.
Thank you Shammah, who is always present in our hearts, word, and mind.

By Estelle P. Shrum

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify himwith thanksgiving. (Psalm 69:30)

AWESOME: ( Ex. 15:11) ,( Dt.7:21, 10:17)
HOLY SPIRIT: (Jn. 4:24), ( Gal. 5:22-25)
KINGS OF KINGS: (1 Ti. 6:15), (Rev.19:16)
SHEPHERD: (Ps.23:1), (Isa. 40:11), ( Jer.31:10), (Eze.34:12), (1 Pe.5:4)
SALVATION: (Jn..2:9), Birth: (Mt.1:18-25)
PEACE: (Php. 4:7)
LOVE: (2 Ch.5:13), (Ps.25:6), (Ps.33:5), ( Ps.63:3), (Ro.5:8), (Jn.3:16)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Open letter to my Christian friends...

To my Christian friends:

There are troubles all over the world. For those of us in Christ we need not fear:

We are the witnesses of the "Birth Pains" that is spoken of in Revelation, prior to the rapture. I long for Revelation. chapter 21:1 - "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." And the last verse: (27) "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."

Romans 13:1 tell us "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." In 1 Timothy 2:1-2 we are told, "Exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving thanks, be made for all men; For Kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."

Time is short and will only get worse. This country and the world over are on a downward spiral. I don't know why God put President elect Obama in power, but He did, and we need to respect that. If America falls and is taken down to her knees than that is a good thing. When civilizations lose their sense of morals, they all fall. I just pray for the days to be cut short. I read where 54% of Catholics voted for Obama (much to the regret of the Bishops who do not condone abortion). Voting for Obama was, and is not a race issue - it was a moral issue for Christians and conservatives. It's a scary world we live in. We will be leaving a mess to our kids and grandkids that they may never clean up. But as Christians our hope is not in this world. We have a heavenly home and await our King Jesus. We need not fear. I pray for President elect Obama and the world over. I pray for Jesus to cut the days short and come soon!

Estelle P. Shrum

"Fear not...I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward." Gen. 15:1

"Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed."
1 Cor. 15:51

"Ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's.: Deut. 1:17

"But there shall not an hair of your head perish." Luke 21:18

"Your sorrow shall be turned into joy." John 16:20

"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you." John 14:27

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Tim. 1:7

"The Lord is good, and a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him." Nahum 1:7

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Matt. 21:22

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Open letter to the White House

Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 7:58 PM
Subject: Regarding Security

To The White House:

Although I am a conservative republican and did not vote for Mr. Obama I am can not help but be excited that an African American will be in the White House. I have lived through the Civil Rights Era and my husband was in Viet Nam. Those were bad times for our nation and now we will be be facing even harder times.

I implore the powers to be from the Secret Service to the CIA and, FBI. to not drop the ball in security as it did with 9/11. Please protect Mr. Obama and his family. I also implore the democratic party not to drop the Patriot's Act because we need that system more than ever. If we had it in place before 9/11 that horror would never have happened. Thank you and be blessed.

Estelle P. Shrum

Friday, November 7, 2008

He Is The Word - Scriptural Poetry That Answers Biblical Questions

My name is Estelle and I have just created this blog. I also have a website, I am a published author of, He Is The Word, through Publish America. Any royalties I make from my book go to The American Bible Society. I write poetry. I teach English as a second language as a volunteer, and I also volunteer for the Red Cross.

Now that the elections are over we can all take a deep breath and move on. As a Christian who trusts in God's Word as truth I don't put my faith in people. In Romans 13:1 we are told "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." So I pray for the safety of our nation and for the people who rule it. Be blessed. Estelle.