Evening Reflections

Sunset. Boca Ciega Bay, St Petersburg, FL, 27 July 2021. Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

The red tide that is plaguing the west coast of Florida is NO joke! I have a whole new appreciation of what it will look like when 1/3 of the fish die in the end time. There will be a stench with swarms of flies that I do not even want to envision!!!!

Lord God, all of creation is crying out for Jesus’s return. Strengthen Your people and draw more souls to Yourself. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

35 thoughts on “Evening Reflections”

    1. Well said, Kent! Sin is pungent and abhorrent to God. We are all dead in our sins and it is incomprehensible how amazing Jesus is and what He has done. May those who do not know Christ look on Him by grace, through faith today. Blessings to you and your family!!!!

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  1. I’ve been in Florida when the red tide leaves dead fish all over the beaches. I hadn’t connected it with the prophecy, but you’re right, that’s a glimpse of what’s coming. Thank God we have hope in Jesus. I don’t know what the rest of the world will be thinking, but we need to spread that hope. NOW.

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  2. Amen! It’s so sad to see what’s happened with the red tide. When I grew up there everything was so beautiful and healthy. But, just as the Bible says: “All creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.” Romans 8:19-21. I can hardly wait for that day!!

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    1. Amen, sister! I emailed you back! My mom invited me to come out to eat with her and a few beautiful ladies. Oh man, it was an outdoor restaurant and my original post detailed the plague of swarming flies but my mom vetoed that! Old Florida is no more and it is sad. I have spent lots of time in FL my whole life and lived here for a few months in 2019. I did see dolphins this morning and there is sea grass. Humans and industry are big factors int the red tide, heartbreaking.

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      1. You flew all the way to Florida for lunch? Good for you!! I think the swarming flies you’re talking about are actually lovebugs. July is prime season for them and they are literally everywhere. It’s crazy. Then they disappear as fast they came. So crazy. I love seeing the dolphins swim off the coast. 🙂 It is heartbreaking though to see the damage from humans, industry, and whatever else. Are you still there? If so, have a great time!

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      2. That’s so strange about the flies then.. I was that area about 4 years ago and didn’t see anything like that. Very sad. I’ve lived in AZ since 1988, but I visit various places in Florida regularly because I have a lot of family members that still live there.

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  3. Thank God we have our hope in Jesus. We as a church have been focusing on living the Gospel life and one of the things is to be a sower of Gods word out there. Our job is to scatter the seed of Gods word.

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