WHO IS THE ENEMY?

Luke 6:35 KJV 35.But love ye your enemies, and do
good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your
reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children
of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful
and to the evil.

Romans 12:9 KJV 9.Let love be without dissimulation.
Adhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is
good.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 KJV 4.Charity suffereth long, and
is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up, 5.Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh
not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6.Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7.Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,
endureth all things. 8.Charity never faileth: but whether there
be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they
shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

I SAY AGAIN, "WHO IS THE ENEMY"

Psalm 119:114-115, 125-127 KJV 114.Thou art my hiding place and my shield:
I hope in thy word. 115.Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will
keep the commandments of my God. 125.I am thy servant; give me
understanding, that I may know thy testimonies. 126.It is time for
thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law. 127.Therefore
I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

I SAY AGAIN, "WHO IS THE ENEMY"

There are a lot of enemies in my life but my worse enemy is myself.

Psalm 120:1-7 KJV 1.In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard
me. 2.Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful
tongue. 3.What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto
thee, thou false tongue? 4.Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of
juniper. 5.Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the
tents of Kedar! 6.My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7.I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

This verse speaks of me but I continue to do what the Lord wants me to
do.
Psalm 119:71 KJV 71.It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that
I might learn thy statues. 72.The law of thy mouth is better unto me
than thousands of gold and silver. 73.Thy hands have made me and
fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74.They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have
hoped in thy word. 75.Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for
my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. 77.Let thy tender
mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
78.Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without
a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. 79.Let those that fear
thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. 80.Let my
heart be sound in thy statues; that I be not ashamed.

WHO IS THE ENEMY IN YOUR LIFE?
LET JESUS BE THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE AND LET HIM FIGHT WHATEVER ENEMY IS
COMING AGAINST YOU.

 

 

WALKING IN THE LIGHT

1 John 1:1-10 KJV 1.That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2.(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3.That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4.And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5.This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6.If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7.But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8.If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9.If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10.If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 2:1-8 KJV 1.My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2.And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3.And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4.He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5.But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6.He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
7.Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
8.Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.

ARE YOU WALKING IN THE LIGHT?
SO MANY PEOPLE TODAY ARE WALKING IN THE LIGHT BUT DARKNESS IS ALL AROUND THEM.
Genesis 1:1-5 KJV 1.In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2.And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3.And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4.And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5.And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

WE ASSOCIATE LIGHT WITH BEING ABLE TO SEE THINGS. THIS IS TRUE BUT THE FATHER IS THE SOURCE OF LIGHT THAT IS IMPORTANT TO US, FROM THE BEGINNING AND THROUGH ALL ETERNITY.

John 1:1-17 KJV 1.In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2.The same was in the beginning with God.
3.All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4.In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5.And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6.There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7.The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8.He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9.That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10.He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11.He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12.But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13.Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14.And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15.John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16.And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17.For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

WE AS CHRISTIANS ARE WITNESSES OF THE LIGHT.
I REMEMBER MY DAD TELLING ME HOW IMPORTANT THAT IT WAS TO LIVE OUR LIVES AS A WITNESS FOR JESUS CHRIST THROUGH THE WAY WE LIVED. I REMEMBER THAT HE GAVE UP GOING TO THE MOVIES AS A MEANS OF FASTING. HE MADE A COMMENTMENT TO THE LORD THAT HE WOULD NOT GO AND HE DID NOT EVER GO AGAIN. HE WAS TEACHING A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS AT THE TIME AND ALSO GAVE UP SMOKING CIGARETTES. HE WANTED TO TRY AND LIVE HIS LIFE AS FAITHFUL TO THE LORD'S WORD AS POSSIBLE. WHEN WE BECOME BORN AGAIN TO JESUS CHRIST WE BECOME SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF HIS. WE NEED TO FOLLOW HIS WILL FOR US AND GROW IN THE LIGHT.

THE WORLD WE ARE LIVING IN NOW IS SO UNFAIR ON A DAILY BASIS. SOMETIMES WE AS CHRISTIANS AND OTHERS SEEM LIKE THERE IS NO BREAK FROM THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS. SO MANY CHRISTIANS ARE WALKING IN THE LIGHT AND DARKNESS IS ALL AROUND THEM. SOME ARE PULLED DOWN TO THE DARKNESS AND FIND THEMSELVES WALKING TOO CLOSE TO IT AND BECOMING A PART OF IT. THIS IS WHERE WE SHOULD GO TO THE LORD AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. THEN GET BACK ON THE PATH THAT THE LORD HAS FOR US TO FOLLOW. WE ARE ALL SINNERS. WE ARE EITHER SAVED SINNERS GOING TO HEAVEN BECAUSE OF THE CROSS THAT JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED AND DIED ON SO THAT WE COULD GO TO HEAVEN OR WE ARE UNSAVED SINNERS THAT ARE HEADING STRAIGHT TO HELL.
Romans 3:23 KJV 23.For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23 KJV 26.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

DO YOU WANT TO WALK IN THE LIGHT AND GO TO HEAVEN?
DO YOU WANT TO WALK AND STAY IN THE DARKNESS AND GO TO HELL?
IT IS YOUR CHOICE. WE WERE CREATED TO HAVE THE CHOICE TO RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST OR NOT.

 

 

WHAT IS DEATH?

THE WORSE ENEMY YOU WILL EVER FACE IS DEATH?
HEBREWS 9:27 KJV 27.And as it is appointed unto
men once to die, but after this the judgement.

We will start with scriptures that relate to those
who die without salvation.

Hebrews 10:26-27 KJV 26.For if we sin wilfully after
that we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27.But a
certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 KJV 55.O death, where is thy
sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56.The sting of
death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57.But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

If one had the knowledge of what death was like without
Christ, they would not choose death without Christ.
The pain and suffering here on earth is nothing close
to spending an eternity of it in hell. The flip side of
this is spending eternity with Christ.

Matthew 10:28 KJV 28.And fear not them which kill the body,
but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which
is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Isaiah 57:1-2 KJV 1.The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth
it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering
that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. 2.He
shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one
walking in his uprightness.
Ecclesiates 3:1-14 KJV 1.The words of the Preacher, the son of
David, king in Jerusalem. 2.Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher,
vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 3.What profit hath a man of all
his labour which he taketh under the sun? 4.One generation passeth
away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
5.The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his
place where he arose. 6.The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth
about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind
returneth again according to his circuits. 7.All the rivers run into
the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers
come, thither they return again.8.All things are full of labour; man
cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear
filled with hearing. 9.The thing that hath been, it is that which shall
be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is
no new thing under the sun. 10.Is there any thing whereof it may be said,
See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
11.There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any
remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
12.I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13.And I gave my
heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are
done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man
to be exercised therewith. 14.I have seen all the works that are done
under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

 

WHAT IS DEATH FOR A CHRISTIAN?

John 14:27 KJV 27.Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
Psalms 23 KJV 1.(A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still
waters. 3.He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake. 4.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me. 5.Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine
enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6.Surely goodness
and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house
of the LORD for ever.
John 11:25-26 KJV 25.Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26.And whosoever
liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Romans 4:8 KJV 8.For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die,
we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

WHAT WILL DEATH BE FOR YOU? HEAVEN OR HELL?

This week a friend that was like a mother to me faced death. Where did she go? I
believe with all my heart that she entered the gates of heaven. This is because
she was one of God's children. She got cancer almost 9 years ago. She was told by
the doctors that had 6 months to live with chemo and radiation. She told the doctors
only God knew how long she had to live and that she would fight. She fought until it
was God's time for her to go and be with Him. She now walks the streets of gold with
my Lord and Saviour.

Tonight, I will try and share with you about grief. I'm sure our pastor will be lead
by the Lord to give a comforting sermon to his congregation of their sorrow for this
beautifully spirited lady.

 

 

WHAT IS GRIEF?

TO ME THIS IS NOT A SUBJECT THAT I DEAL WITH VERY WELL.
OF COURSE NO ONE DOES. I COMMENTED ON SUNDAY MORNING ABOUT
DEATH AND SAID THAT I WOULD GIVE YOU MY VIEWS ON GRIEF.

GRIEF COMES IN MANY FORMS. IT CAN BE THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE,
REJECTION FROM SOMEONE YOU LOVE, MATERIALISTIC THINGS, AND THE
LIST GOES ON.

I TRY AND DEAL WITH DEATH BY CREATING SPIRITUAL PAINTINGS, SING,
WRITING POEMS OR SONGS, AND FINDING SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT MY
FEELINGS THAT WILL BE POSITIVE. IT KEEPS ME FOCUSED ON A POSITIVE
THING AND KEEPS MY ATTENTION ON IT RATHER THAN MY GRIEF. THERE ARE
MANY THINGS THAT CAN KEEP YOU FOCUSED AWAY FROM THE GRIEF LONG ENOUGH
UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FACE IT.

THIS RECENT LOVED ONE THAT I LOST BROUGHT DOWN ALL THE PAST GRIEFS IN
MY LIFE OF LOSING A LOVED ONE TO DEATH. THIS LADY WAS MY FRIEND AND
WAS LIKE A MOTHER TO ME. THE DAY AFTER EASTER SHE HAD A STROKE. WHEN
I FOUND OUT, I WAS TORN APART. SHE HAD CANCER AND WAS A SURVIVOR FOR
NEARLY 9 YEARS. I'VE PRAYED FOR HER SO MANY TIMES AND KNEW THAT SHE
WOULD GO BACK IN REMISSION AND PRAISED GOD EACH TIME SHE WAS RESTORED.
MANY PEOPLE PRAYED FOR HER AND BELIEVED. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU
KNOW IT IS TIME TO LET GO AND I HAD TO LET HER GO. THIS TIME IT CAME
WITH MORE GRIEF THAN I COULD IMAGINE. IT WAS SO MUCH THE WAY MY OWN
MOTHER WENT ON TO BE WITH JESUS, EVEN DOWN TO THE SAME HOSPITAL. MY
GRIEVING STARTED WHEN I KNEW THAT I WOULD NEVER HEAR HER VOICE UNTIL
I GO TO HEAVEN. IT TOOK ME 5 DAYS BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO GO TO THE
HOSPITAL TO SEE HER. MY HUSBAND AND I WERE STARTING HOME WHEN I TOLD
HIM TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL THAT IT WAS TIME NOW TO GO SEE MY FRIEND.
HE DROPPED ME OFF AT THE FRONT DOOR AND I TOLD HIM THAT I WOULDN'T BE
LONG. WHEN I GOT IN THE ROOM, SHE HAD TAKEN A TURN FOR THE WORSE AND
WE DIDN'T THINK THAT SHE WOULD BE HERE MUCH LONGER. I WALKED OVER TO
HER RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED AND WAS TOLD THAT WAS THE SIDE SHE HAD HER
STROKE. SAME SIDE AS MY MOTHER'S, SO I REACHED OVER AND TOUCHED HER
OTHER HAND. I TOLD HER WHO I WAS AND STARTED SINGING THE LORD'S PRAYER
TO HER. I CLOSED MY EYES AND PRAYED FOR GOD TO GIVE ME THE STRENGTH.
HE DID THE NIGHT MY MOTHER WENT TO BE WITH HIM. I SANG TO HER ALSO, SO
YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT IT WAS FOR ME. I WALKED TO THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE BED WHERE HER DAUGHTER AND SON MOVED AWAY. THEY TOLD ME TO TALK
TO HER AND SAY WHAT I WANTED TO HER. I KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK, TOLD HER
THAT I WOULD BE OKAY, THEN WHISPERED IN HER EAR THAT IF JESUS COMES TO
GET HER TO GO WITH HIM THAT IT WAS HER TIME NOW. I TURNED AND WALKED OUT
OF THE ROOM AND STARTED DOWN THE HALL. HER DAUGHTER STOPPED ME AND THANKED
ME FOR SINGING TO HER. THE FAMILY WERE SINGERS AND COULDN'T SING TO HER IN
THEIR GRIEF. I SHARED WITH MY BROTHER EARLIER THAT WEEK OF MY GRIEF AND
HE TOLD ME THERE WAS A SCRIPTURE OF JESUS WEPT FOR HIS FRIEND.

JOHN 11:35 KJV 35.JESUS WEPT.

REVELATION 21:4 KJV 4.And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

PSALMS 34:18 KJV 18.The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

JOHN 14:1-3 KJV 1.Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe
also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so,
I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and
prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also.

ROMANS 14:8 KJV 8.For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we
die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

PSALMS 48:14 KJV 14.For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our
guide even unto death.

THE LORD WILL HELP ME THROUGH THIS TIME OF GRIEF BECAUSE I KNOW HE LOVES ME.

I HAVE A NEW GRANDDAUGHTER AND GREAT=GRANDDAUGHTER TO GIVE ME JOY IN THE VERY
NEW FUTURE. SO MY PRAYERS ARE FOR THEM ALONG WITH THE OTHERS THAT I PRAY FOR.
ONE DAY THERE WILL BE NO MORE TEARS, SORROW, OR PAIN FOR ME ANYMORE.
UNTIL THEN, I WILL PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL GIVE ME STRENGTH DAILY TO FACE WHAT
IS OUT THERE FOR ME.

 

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.

Do you think it's not that easy? Well it is. It's so simple that
people pass up the opportunity to have Jesus Christ as their Lord
and Saviour because they think there is more. Come as you are and
He will fix the rest.
 
1) Receive - Acts 16:31 - KJV And they said, Believe on the Lord
Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
And thy house? Yes. I'm seeing it in my own home.

2) Confess - Romans 10:9 - KJV That if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath
raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Matthew 10:32-33 - KJV Whosoever therefore shall confess me before
men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before
my Father which is in heaven.
So confessing your salvation with others is very important. Yes.

3) Baptism - Matthew 28:19-20 - KJV Go ye therefore, and teach all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever
I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the
end of the world. Amen.
Luke 3:13-17 - KJV Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto
John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need
to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said
unto him. Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all
righteousness, Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized,
went up straightway our of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened
unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God, descending like a dove, and
lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Do I think Baptism is important? Yes. Jesus was baptized and His Father
in heaven was pleased. Please realize that baptism does not save you. It
is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our home now has grown to 5 with a little girl on the way. The Lord has
blessed us in our grandparent years to watch the other three come to know
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Last week my grandson received Jesus
Christ as his saviour. Today, he confessed before the congregation that he
knew Jesus as his personal Saviour and wanted to be baptized. Let's go back
to the scripture that said, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt
be saved, and thy house. I praise the Lord that I am here to see the Lord's
word being fulfilled. Today's sermon was about "A tankful of thankfulness."
Well my tank is filling and I am eternally thankful to see my children and
grandchildren receiving Jesus Christ as their saviour.

My work is not yet done cause there are many of you that are coming back to
my website and new ones are checking it out also. I'm thankful that God has
provided me a way to share with you of how I feel about Jesus. I will try and
get today's sermon on in the next few days. I just felt like sharing a moment
of Joy. This is the Season for Peace, Happiness, Faith, Love, Hope and Joy.

 

ANSWERED PRAYERS

Matthew 6:6-15 KJV 6.But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7.But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8.Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9.After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10.Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11.Give us this day our daily bread.
12.And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13.And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14.For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15.But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

MY EARTHLY FATHER, TAUGHT ME SOMETHING THAT HAS REALLY HELPED ME IN MY PRAYER LIFE. WHEN YOU GET READY TO DO SOMETHING THAT THE LORD WANTS YOU TO DO THEN KEEP IT TO YOURSELF. THE LORD KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT BUT THE devil DOES NOT. SO SPEAKING IT OUT AND BEING PROUD ONLY SETS YOURSELF UP FOR THE devil TO MAKE AN ATTACK AGAINST GOOD INTENTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.
SEVERAL TIMES THE LORD HAS LEAD ME TO GO TO FRIENDS OF MINE THAT HAVE CANCER OR OTHER ILLNESSES AND PRAY FOR THEM. I'VE ALWAYS FELT A STRONG FEELING OF NOT SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT THE LORD HAS FOR ME TO DO.  
VERSE 6 TELLS ME THAT THE LORD WANTS TIME ALONE WITH YOU WHEN YOU PRAY. NO DISTRACTIONS AND TO SHARE YOUR FEELINGS TO HIM PERSONALLY. ALSO AT THIS TIME HE CAN LEAD YOU TO DO WHAT HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOUR LIFE TO HELP WIN OTHERS TO HIM.  VERSES 9-13 HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CLOSE TO MY HEART.
ONLY UNTIL RECENTLY HAS THE VERSE 10, TAKEN ON A NEW MEANING TO ME.
I HAD TO PRAY FOR GOD'S WILL TO BE DONE IN A SITUATION IN MY LIFE. I KNOW THAT GOD'S WILL FOR ALL OF US IS A LIFE OF ETERNITY IN HEAVEN WITH HIM. HIS WILL IS FOR THIS EARTH TO BE AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
FOR NOW THE WORLD IS NOT LIKE HEAVEN IN A LOT OF WAYS BUT WITH JESUS CHRIST AS YOU SAVIOUR YOU ARE ASSURED THAT ONE DAY YOU WILL DWELL WITH HIM FOREVER IN ETERNAL GLORY.

THE LORD ANSWERED ONE OF MY PRAYERS WITHIN HOURS OF ASKING HIM IN HIS WILL. SO I GAVE UP CONTROL AND BELIEVED THAT HE COULD DO WHAT HE NEEDED TO BE DONE TO ANSWER MY PRAYER.

 

 

WOMEN IN RELATIONSHIPS

TO ALL THE WOMEN OUT THERE.

WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE AND FALL IN LOVE, STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF. IN ALL MY YEARS, I HAVE

WATCHED SOME WOMEN CHANGE FOR THE ONE THEY ARE WITH. AFTER AWHILE THE OTHER PERSON MAY SAY THAT

YOU DON'T NEED YOUR FRIENDS, YOU JUST NEED ME. THEN AFTER TIME, IT MAY BECOME FAMILY THAT THEY

MIGHT SAY THAT THEY ARE YOUR FAMILY AND YOU DON'T NEED ANYONE ELSE. ARE THEY GOING TO EVENTUALLY

TELLYOU THAT YOU DON'T NEED GOD IN YOUR LIFE ANYMORE. IF THEY DON'T LIKE WHO YOU WERE WHEN THEY

FIRST MET YOU, THEN TELL THEM TO GO FIND THAT PERSON THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. SOME RELATIONSHIPS BECOME

LIKETHIS EARLY AND FAST SO YOU KNOW THAT IT NEEDS TO END. THEN OTHERS ARE A LITTLE PIECE AT A TIME

UNTIL YOU CAN'T RECOGNIZE YOURSELF ANYMORE. IS YOUR SMILE FADING. HAS YOUR JOY, FAITH, AND LOVE JUST

BECOMING A MEMORY. THEN GIVE YOURSELF TIME FOR YOU TO FOCUS ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED. SEARCH THE BIBLE

FOR ANSWERS AND FOR GOD'S GUIDANCE.

MAYBE IT'S TO DIFFICULT TO GET OUT OF THE RELATIONSHIP BUT YOU MAKE YOUR CHANGES TO FIND

OUT WHO YOU WERE AND BECOME A BETTER YOU. IF THE PERSON YOU ARE WITH DON'T LIKE YOUR POSITIVE

DIRECTION THEN YOU HAVE YOUR ANSWER TO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. PRAY TILL THEY UNDERSTAND OR MOVE ON.

I KNOW A LOT OF WOMEN IN MY LIFE THAT HAVE STRUGGLES RIGHT NOW. GOD MADE YOU TO BE WHO YOU ARE. IF

YOU DON'T KNOW GOD AND ARE GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES, YOU NEED HIM NOW MORE THAN EVER. GOD IS YOUR

ANSWER. TRUST ME. EARLY ON IN MOST RELATIONSHIPS THIS DOES HAPPEN TO WOMEN AND SOME MEN TOO. YOU

DON'T NEED TO LOSE YOURSELF TO MAN. MATTHEW 10:39.HE THAT FINDETH HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT; AND HE THAT

LOSETH HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE SHALL FIND IT.

ISAIAH 41:10.SO DO NOT FEAR, FOR I AM WITH YOU; DO NOT BE DISMAYED, FOR I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU AND HELP YOU; I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.

PSALM 28:7.THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH AND MY SHIELD; MY HEART TRUSTS IN HIM, AND I AM HELPED. MY HEART LEAPS FOR JOY AND I WILL GIVE THANKS TO HIM IN SONG.

COLOSSIANS 3:2.SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH.

MATTHEW 6:33.BUT SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESETHINGS WILL BE ADDED TO YOU.

ROMANS 8:5.FOR THOSE WHO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH SET THEIR MINDS ON THE THINGS OF THE FLESH, BUT THOSE WHO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT SET THEIR MINDS ON THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT.

2 TIMOTHY 2:15.DO YOUR BEST TO PRESENT YOURSELF TO GOD AS ONE APPROVED, A WORKER WHO HAS NO NEED TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY HANDLING THE WORD OF TRUTH.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:13.NO TEMPTATION HAS OVERTAKEN YOU THAT IS NOT COMMON TO MAN. GOD IS FAITHFUL, AND HE WILL NOT LET YOU BE TEMPTED BEYOND YOUR ABILITY, BUT WITH THE TEMPTATION HE WILL ALSO PROVIDE THE WAY OF ESCAPE, THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ENDURE IT.

1 PETER 3:17.FOR IT IS BETTER TO SUFFER FOR DOING GOOD, IF THAT SHOULD BE GOD'S WILL, THAN FOR DOING EVIL.

TODAY MY HEART HAS BEEN HEAVY OVER A LOVED ONE THAT THESE WORDS TONIGHT IS WHAT THEY ARE

GOING THROUGH. I PRAY FOR THEM AS I PRAY FOR YOU ALL OUT THERE THAT MIGHT BE IN A

RELATIONSHIP THAT IS OR HAS BECOME DESTRUCTIVE.

THE DESTRUCTION DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PHYSICAL TO BE DAMAGING. THE LOVING HEART TAKES LONGER

TO MEND ONCE IT HAS BEEN BROKEN. WITH GOD'S HELP IT CAN MEND OR EXCEPT AND GO ON.

 

 

THINK BEFORE SPEAKING

Lots of times we speak without thinking how our statements might affect others. I know maybe at the time our intentions
were good but maybe not good for others. Later or sometimes immediately, we realize we may have spoken too soon or didn't phrase it correctly. Years ago, I met a Navajo Indian that said white people speak before they think. This gets them into trouble. The Bible talks about the tongue in James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I shared these scriptures with you because anger is one of the things that brings me to saying things that I should not say
We are all angry about something that is not going just as we wish it would. It's how we react in front of others when angry that is so important. Being a Christian your words and actions towards negative things going on in your life in a positive way is a good testimony that Jesus Christ is your Lord. Young as well as older Chrisians in today's society find it very
difficult to keep a positive attitude. That is where I must let the Lord have control of these situations and wait for the
Lord to lead me further into my walk with Him. Is it easy? I say no. I've always thought I could fix whatever the problem
is cause I knew what the Lord wanted me to do. That is just it. What He wanted me to do. When I started to do His will in my life then my life itself started to be an example of what the Lord wanted others to do. It is hard to break old habits of trying to control others. My answer is to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY AND READ GOD'S WORD.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

 

THE TRANSFIGURATION

Matthew 17:1-13 KJV 1.And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2.And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3.And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias(Elijah) talking with him.
4.Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias(Elijah).
5.While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6.And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7.And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8.And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9.And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
10.And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11.And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias(Elijah) truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12.But I say unto you, That Elias(Elijah) is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13.Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Luke 9:18-36 KJV 18.And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
19.They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias(Elijah); and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again.
20.He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
21.And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;
22.Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
23.And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
24.For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
25.For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
26.For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
27.But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
28.And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
29.And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
30.And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias(Elijah):
31.Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
32.But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
33.And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
34.While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
35.And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
36.And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

WHAT DOES THE WORD "TRANSFIGURATION" MEAN?
The word "transfirguration" comes from the Latin roots trans-("across") and figura ("form,shape").
It thus signifies a change of form or appearance.
This is what happened to Jesus in the event of the Transfiguration when His appearance changed and
became glorious.

WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT BEFORE THE TRANSFIGURATION?
Jesus in Luke 9:18-27 talks to the Disciples of what was to come.

In verse Luke 9:27 Jesus is talking about some of us will not taste death for we will be caught up in the Rapture.

1 Corinthians 15:50-53 KJV 50.Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51.Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52.In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53.For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

WHO WITNESSED THE TRANSFIGURATION?
The three who are privileged to witness the event are Peter, James, and John.

WHERE DID THE TRANSFIGURATION TAKE PLACE?
Verse Luke 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

WHY DID THE TRANSFIGURATION TAKE PLACE?
Christ's Transfiguration aims at strengthening the apostles'faith in anticipation of his Passion: the ascent onto the 'high mountain' prepares for the ascent to Calvary.
Christ, Head of the Church, manifests what his Body contains and radiates in the sacraments: "the
hope of glory".

WHAT DOES LUKE--IN PARTICULAR--TELL US ABOUT THIS EVENT?
That this happened while Jesus was praying. Peter, James, and John were heavy with sleep, and when
they wakened they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
Verse Luke 9:33-34 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias(Elijah); not knowing what he said.
34.While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

WHY DO MOSES AND ELIJAH APPEAR ON THE MOUNTAIN?
Moses was the giver ofthe Law, and Elijah was considered the greatest of the prophets.
John 1:17 KJV 17.For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
Mose's teachings were an example for us to follow the law.
2 Kings 2:11 KJV 11.And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Elijah shows the example of the rapture by the Lord taking Elijah to heaven without facing death.
Know that no one on earth that is not a Christian will see the Rapture.

THE POWER AND GLORY BEING SHOWED IN THE TRANSFIGURATION.
Verses Luke 9:34-36.While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
35.And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
36.And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.

SO WE SEE THAT NOT ONLY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR THESE THREE DISCIPLES TO EXPERIENCE THIS

TRANSFORMATION OF JESUS CHRIST BUT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT WAS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT

WAS TO COME FOR THE WORLD.

YOU CAN GO TO THE ONLINE STORE SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE AND SEE THE SPIRITURAL PAINTING OF

MY INTERPRETAION OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED THAT DAY. I READ THE SCRIPTURES OF MATTHEW

17:1-13 AND COULD SEE WHAT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN PLACE.

THERE WILL BE THE LIGHT OF THE LORD TO BRIGHTEN OUR DAYS AS WE LIVE IN ETERNITY WITH OUR

LORD AND SAVIOUR.

 

THE STRONG AND THE WEAK

ROMANS 14:8-19 KJV 8.For whether we live, we live unto the Lord;
and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: Whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord's. 9.For to this end Christ both died, and
rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
10.But why dost thou judge thy brother? Or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgement seat
of Christ. 11.For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every
knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12.So
then everyone of us shall give account of himself to God. 13.Let us
not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that
no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's
way. 14.I know, and am persuaded by the clean of itself: but to him
that esteemeth anything to be unclean, to him, it is unclean. 15.But
if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou no charitably.
Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. 16.Let not then
your good be evil spoken of: 17.For the kingdom of God is not meat and
drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18.For
he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved
of men. 19.Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace,
and things wherewith one may edify another. 20.For meat destroy not the
work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for man who
eateth with offence. 21.It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine,
nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made
weak. 22.Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that
condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. 23.And he that
doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever
is not of faith is sin.

Proverbs 18:10 KJV 10.The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous
runneth into it, and is safe.
Proverbs 3:5-9, 13 KJV 5.Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding. 6.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall
direct thy paths. 7.Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart
from evil. 8.It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9.Honour
the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
13.Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Where does our strength come from? It comes from God. We are all tested everyday.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV 10.Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I
am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will unhold
thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Ephesians 2:6 KJV 6.And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Matthew 14:28-32 KJV 28.And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou,
bid me come unto thee on the water. 29.And he said, come, and when Peter was
come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30.But when
he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried,
saying, Lord, save me. 31.And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and
caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou
doubt? 32.And when they were come into the ship the wind ceased.

Jesus calms the waters in the storms of life that we go through.
Isaiah 42:6-10 KJV 6.I the Lord hath called thee in righteousness, and will hold
thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people,
for a light of the Gentiles. 7.To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners
from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. 8.I am
the Lord: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my
praise to graven images. 9.Behold the former things are come to pass, and new
things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. 10.Sing unto
the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the
isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

This was a sermon from God from the hospital room where my husband is recovering
from a lightening blast on Christmas Day. My heart has been burdened and these
scriptures ministered to me as the Lord lead me to them. Praying we will be back
Sunday to worship in our community church. Until then I will try to upload sermons
as God gives them to me and upload when I have access to a computer. Thanks for
checking out my website. God Bless You. 

 

THE PAST

Psalm 78:5-8 KJV 5.For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
6.That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
7.That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
8.And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
Psalm 78:32-39 KJV 32.For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.
33.Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.
34.When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.
35.And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
36.Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.
37.For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
38.But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
39.For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.

TODAY YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS ARE EITHER SO WRAPPED UP IN THEIR PAST OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM AS A CHILD. THIS GETS IN THE WAY OF SEEING WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY OR WHAT THEY MIGHT DEAL WITH IN THE FUTURE. MANY ARE FROM DISFUNCTIONAL HOMES OR SCATTERED WITHIN THE FAMILY. MANY DON'T KNOW WHAT CEILING THEY WILL WAKE UP TO IN THE MORNING. THESE CHILDREN ARE HAVING TO ADAPT TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT MANY TIMES IN THEIR YOUTH. SOME OF THESE CHILDREN DEVELOP MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES DUE TO THIS KIND OF EARLY NEGLECT. YES, NEGLECT. THIS IS THE REASON FOR A LOT OF THE VIOLENCE, DRUGS, AND ALCOHOL USE WITH THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. CHILDREN NEED A STABLE, SAFE, CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT TO BE RAISED UP IN. WHEN I STARTED READING OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON SCRIPTURES ABOVE, I THOUGHT OF THE FAMILIES THAT JUST PUT THE GRANDPARENTS ON THE BACK BURNER OF THEIR LIVES. DO THEY NOT REALIZE THAT THEY HAVE WISDOM AND MANY ARE CHRISTIANS THAT HAVE MAYBE GONE DOWN THE SAME PATH IN THEIR LIFE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. THIS OLDER GENERATION FEELS THAT THE NECESSARY THINGS IN LIFE IS TO SHOW YOUNG PEOPLE OR THEIR CHILDREN, THAT THERE IS A BETTER WAY OF LIFE. THESE PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS KNOW THAT IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW THEIR CHILDREN THAT GOD HAS BROUGHT INTO THEIR LIVES OF THE WAY OF TRUTH FOR THEIR LIVES. IF YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH A CHILD OR CHILDREN THEN YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO SHOW THEM, John 14:6 KJV 6.Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. YOU NEED TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A DIRECTION OF TRUTH THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. WHAT KIND OF GENERATION DO YOU WANT COMING FROM YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILDREN? DO YOU WANT A GENERATION THAT WILL SERVE GOD OR ONE THAT WILL SPIT IN YOUR FACE IN YEARS TO COME. IT SAYS IN THE BIBLE THAT, Proverbs 22:6 KJV 6.Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. IT IS TRUE THAT SOME CHILDREN ARE RAISED UP TO KNOW THE TRUTH BUT GET OFF THE PATH OF THE TRUTH. GOD MADE EACH OF US TO HAVE A FREE WILL TO EITHER CHOSE HIM OR NOT. THINK ABOUT HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR THE ONE THAT RAISED YOU TO LOVE AND WALK WITH GOD, SEE YOU FALL OR FALLING. TRUST ME IT IS HEART BREAKING. YOU MUST FIND THE RIGHT WAY AND THAT IS JESUS AND STAY IN HIS WORD TO STRENGHEN YOU AGAINST WHAT YOU MIGHT BE FACING NOW OR WILL FACE IN THE FUTURE. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD, THEN OPEN UP THE BIBLE AND FIND YOUR ANSWERS. YOU MUST GIVE YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN A BETTER LIFE. THEY DO NOT DESERVE WALKING WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN OR THAT YOU ARE GOING IN IF YOU ARE NOT IN GOD'S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE. RIGHT NOW YOU CAN CHANGE THAT DIRECTION AND FOLLOW JESUS. IF YOU DID KNOW JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOUR, HE DID NOT LEAVE YOU. YOU LEFT HIM. SO GO BACK TO HIM THE WAY YOU ARE AND LET HIM HEAL YOU AND HELP YOU IN WHATEVER YOU ARE FACING. John 14:11-22 KJV 11.Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
12.Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13.And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14.If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15.If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16.And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17.Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18.I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19.Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20.At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21.He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
John 3:16 KJV 16.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

IF YOU DID NOT GET THE CHRISTIAN UPBRINGING AS A CHILD, THEN GO TO HIM AS A CHILD AND ASK HIM TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE AND BE YOUR SAVIOUR. IF YOU DID, THEN TURN BACK TOWARDS THE LORD AND LET HIM HEAL YOU, REPENT AND MOVE ON WITH JESUS AS THE LEADER FOR YOUR LIFE.

THE QUESTION IS: AM I TRAINING MY CHILD OR CHILDREN IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD GO?
THE ONLY WAY TO GO IS BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST, LETTING HIM BE YOUR SAVIOUR AND LEADER OF YOUR LIFE. Acts 16:31 KJV 16.And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

 

 

AN ORDAINED BROTHER

TODAY OUR YOUTH PASTOR WAS ORDAINED INTO THE MINISTRY.
IN ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN HERE ON EARTH, I'VE NEVER
ATTENDED THIS KIND OF SERVICE. IT HAD A SPECIAL MEANING
FOR ME BECAUSE THIS YOUNG MAN HAS BEEN LIKE A BROTHER TO ME.
HE HAS A WIFE AND TWO YOUNG CHILDREN. HE HAS GONE THROUGH
A LOT OF THE SAME THINGS IN HIS LIFE AS I HAVE TO BE SO YOUNG.
WE JUST CONNECTED AS BROTHER AND SISTER NOT ONLY IN CHRIST
BUT WHERE WE COULD REALLY SHARE OUR HURTS AND PAINS THAT
LIFE BRINGS YOU THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS. WE HAVE
TEXTED EACH OTHER FOR PRAYER ABOUT THINGS ARE REALLY GETTING
BAD FOR ME RIGHT NOW OR MY CHILDREN ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY. I
CAN'T SHARE THE DETAILS PLEASE JUST PRAY. THIS MAN WILL MAKE
A WONDERFUL PASTOR TO THIS GENERATION OF LOST YOUTH THAT WILL
NEED SOMEONE TO UNDERSTAND THEIR PROBLEMS.
IT STARTED OFF WITH A WELCOME FROM OUR PASTOR AND PRAYER. THEN
WE HAD TWO SONGS. STAND UP FOR JESUS AND THE OLD RUGGED CROSS.
RECOMMENDATION OF COUNCIL WHERE THE CHURCH MEMBERS VOTED AND
THEN WE PROCEEDED. THERE WAS A CHARGE TO THE CHURCH BY A PASTOR
AND CHARGE TO THE CANDIDATE BY OUR PASTOR. NEXT IS WHERE THE
PASTOR ASK THE YOUTH PASTOR AND HIS WIFE TO COME UP FRONT AND
FOR HIS WIFE TO SIT ON BENCH AND THE YOUTH PASTOR KNEAL IN FRONT
OF HER. THE ORDAINED MEN OF THE CHURCH WERE ASK TO COME FORWARD
FOR THE LAYING ON OF HANDS ON OUR YOUTH PASTOR AND MY DEAR BROTHER
IN CHRIST. EARLIER WHEN BOTH WERE ASK TO COME UP FRONT, I RAISED
MY PHONE TO TAKE A PICTURE. I FELT LIKE, NO THIS DOESN'T SEEM
RIGHT TO TAKE A PICTURE. THEN WHEN EVERYONE GATHERED AROUND HIM
AND LAY HANDS TO PRAY, I RAISED MY PHONE UP AND FELT, NO THIS IS
HOLY GROUND. NO PICTURES JUST MEMORIES. THEY THEN PRAYED AGAIN
FOR HIS WIFE.
WE ALL WENT DOWN FRONT AND HUGGED THEM AS WE DO THOSE THAT COME TO
KNOW THE LORD AND MAKE A PROFESSION OF FAITH.
WE WENT TO THE FELLOWSHIP HALL FOR FOOD, CAKE AND PUNCH. OUR CHURCH
LOVES TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP AND EAT. YOU WILL NOT GO HUNGRY FOR THE LOVE
THAT OUR PEOPLE WILL EXTEND OR FOOD. IF THEY FIND OUT YOU NEED FOOD
THEY WILL BRING YOU FOOD. MY BROTHER AND NEW ORDAINED MINISTER SPEND
SOME TIME TALKING WITH ME AFTER MOST OF THE CROWD LEFT. I PAINTED HIS
DAUGHTER ON WOOD A PICTURE OF A SUNSET WHERE I PUT HER NAME AND BIRTH
DATE ON IT. HE ASK ME TODAY IF I WOULD DO ONE FOR HIS NEW SON. HE TOLD
ME THAT HE ALWAYS LOOKS AT THE PAINTING I DID FOR HIS DAUGHTER WHEN HE
GOES TO HER ROOM. I HAD ALREADY THOUGHT OF THAT TODAY THAT HIS SON NEEDED
A PAINTING TO. THIS WAS A GREAT DAY FOR ME.


BORN AGAIN

I've planted seeds for Christ most of my Christian life. Recently I was blessed to find out that 22 years later
a seed that I had planted was brought to harvest. It wasn't by me but my heart jumped with joy knowing I was doing
what the Lord wanted me to do. I ask the Lord to give me the chance to help lead someone to Him. I've ask people
if they knew Jesus but I wanted to be there when they ask Jesus to be their Lord. I knew what needed to be ask and
scriptures to use. There were times that the person wasn't ready to accept Jesus. I think we all have that little
bit of fear of rejection so sometimes we just move on and don't push. My dad always ask everyone he met if they
knew Jesus and shared with them the plan of Salvation. I've always been amazed by his boldness and not being ashamed
of the gosep of Jesus Christ. I ask the Lord to send me someone to bring to Him and follow through to the harvest.
I gave birth to my oldest son in the 70's. My parents took him and my other son to church when I worked. I remember
the day he was born down to everything that happened that day. My son at a young age was Baptized. Then again about
14 years ago. He called me about mid week about a month ago. He was troubled and wanted to talk. Jesus was with me at his first birth and the three of us were together for my son's Spiritul Birth. He prayed the sinners prayer over the phone.
I'm sure from his prayer that he knew what he was doing and wanted to let go and let God be control of his life. Thank
Jesus for the harvest but it wasn't over yet. Almost exactly a week later with out my youngest son's knowledge of his
brother's committment, I received a call from my youngest son concerned about his own salvation. He shared with me of
the day he was being baptized that he wasn't sure of his salvation. We continued talking and he wanted to wait to tell
Jesus that he wanted Him to be His saviour and have control of his life with me there. He shared that he wanted to be
re-baptized. I told my son let's do it now on the phone. Don't wait till tomorrow because we aren't sure of tomorrow.
I ask if he wanted me to put him on speaker phone with his father and he said yes. He prayed and we were in tears over
this commitment. After about a month or two he text his father one morning and wanted to go to church with us. It was truly amazing for him to be sitting in church once again with us as he did when he was a little boy. I would go to church most of the time but my husband would go sometimes. Life with the problems of our children and grandchildren's lives, lead us to make a commitment of finding a church near us. We found a really good church that was on fire for the Lord. As I said the oldest son is saved now but still lost in the battle against the devil and the world of sin trying to pull him down again. We as parents needed to be better examples than we had been all the years my children and grandchildren have been raised. These children need the fellowship of Christian people like we did and our children need us to show them what God is doing in our life now. God was not finished with this family yet. Just the past two weeks my granddaughter and her fiance were saved. They are to be Baptized this Sunday. God is never finished His work with this and other families. When God opens up a door for you to go in and do His work, do it. As parents we are receiving so many blessings right now for following the Lord as He wants us to.
Luke 11:9-10 KJV -9.And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you. 10.For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

 


CAN GOD TAKE LEMONS AND MAKE LEMONADE

WHY YES, HE CAN. HE CAN ALWAYS TAKE A SITUATION GONE BAD AND USE IT TO CREATE A GREAT THING FOR THE GLORY OF THE LORD. ALL YOU HAVE TO REALIZE IS THAT YOUR ORIGINAL INTENTIONS OF GOOD, HE CAN CREATE IT INTO A GOOD THING.
HOW DO I KNOW? I RECENTLY HAVE EXPERIENCED IT. I BELIEVE THAT THE LORD IS TRYING TO SHOW ME THAT LIFE IS ONE DAY AT A TIME. LISTEN TO HIM AND FOLLOW HIS DIRECTION EVERYDAY. THAT IS NOT EASY TO DO FOR SOME OR MOST OF US. WE ALL WANT THINGS TO GO OUR WAY MOST OR ALL OF THE TIME.
AROUND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, PLANS WERE MADE FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OF MINE. I RENTED THE SPACE AT THE PARK AND PLANS WERE MADE. IT WAS CANCELLED AND IT SEEMED THAT FEELINGS WERE HURT, ESPECIALLY MINE. STILL I HAD MONEY PUT DOWN ON A PLACE AND WAS ADVISED THAT I COULD USE THE SPACE FOR ANOTHER TIME OR EVENT. SO I FELT LEAD BY THE LORD TO SING FROM THAT SPACE RENTED AND GIVE A MINI CONCERT OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC.

SO IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS I DECIDED TO CONTACT THE VERY PERSON THAT IN THE 90'S ENCOURAGED ME TO AUDITION AT A LOCAL JAMBOREE AND SING. SO SHE WAS INTERESTED ALONG WITH ME TO GIVE A CONCERT. SO A FEW MONTHS LATER THE LORD LEAD ME TO CALL A LADY THAT PASTORED A CHURCH AND I ASK HER ABOUT SOME ADDITIONAL SINGERS. SHE GAVE ME A NUMBEER AND THE BALL GOT ROLLING. I SAT BACK IN AMAZEMENT AS THE LORD SENT ME FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER. THIS PERSON KNEW OF CONTACTS FOR RADIO ADVERTISEMENT THAT LEAD ME TO CONTACT A COUPLE OF RADIO STATIONS THAT GOT THE WORD OUT TO THE PUBLIC. SOCIAL MEDIA AND FLYERS WERE PLACED IN A FEW BUSINESSES. SINCE THE 90'S ALL I HAVE DONE WAS SING OR GIVE A FEW TESTIMONIES WITH SINGING BUT NOT LEAD THIS OR ANY PERFORMANCE.
THE WEEKEND WE HAD PLANNED FOR THE CONCERT HAD A LOT OF FALL FESTIVALS GOING ON ALL OVER TOWN. I WASN'T CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS WAS ABOUT 7 SINGERS COMING TOGETHER TO DONATE THEIR IME TO SING AND PRAISE THE LORD. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FORECAST WAS 80% RAIN FOR THE AREA. SO I GOT ON FACEBOOK AND GOT MY PRAYER WARRIORS TO ASK THE LORD TO KEEP THE RAIN OUT OF THAT AREA UNTIL THE CONCERT WAS OVER. THE SLIGHT COOL FRONT CAME IN BEFORE THE RAIN LATER THAT EVENING AND GAVE US A COOL BREEZY DAY FOR A WONDERFUL CONCERT. WE SANG CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN, GOSPEL, SONGS A LADY HAD WRITTEN OF SOME OF HER LIFE EXPERIENCES AND COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC ALONG WITH A LITTLE PREACHING. ALSO A LADY BROUGHT OUT HER PAINTINGS AND GAVE INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH PAINTING FOR EVERYONE. WE WERE LOCATED IN A PLACE THAT EVERYONE COMING INTO THE PARK COULD HEAR US PERFORMING. WE WEREN'T SURE OF THE CROWD BECAUSE THEY WERE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE PARK. THIS DAY WAS ABOUT SHARING GOD'S WORD, SINGING AND THE ARTS. WE ALL TOOK TIME OUT OF OUR LIVES TO GIVE A PIECE OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. WE SHOULD ALL BE AN EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD OF WHAT IS GOOD IN A WORLD FILLED WITH HATE AND TURMOIL. AFTER THE CONCERT WE ALL DECIDED TO GET TOGETHER NEXT YEAR AND RENT THE LARGER STAGE WITH CHAIRS. WE WANT TO GET MORE SINGERS AND HAVE MAYBE THE FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR OUR GROUP. I NEVER DREAMED THAT THESE LEMONS WOULD TURN INTO LEMONADE THAT WAS SO SWEET. I GUESS ALL I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT GOD CAN TURN WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS A FAILURE FROM SOMETHING AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING TO GLORIFY HIS NAME.

 

CHRISTIANS FIGHTING THE DEVIL


Last Sunday on my blog, I shared with you the "Roman Road". I also shared that I had a lot of near death experiences in my life. I will give you an example of fighting the devil. Within 24 hours of posting my Sunday night blog, I was in the ER after my blood pressure was dangerously high. As I looked down at the reading in the vehicle trying to get to the ER, I
told my husband to pray with all he had because it wasn't good. This week has been difficult with pain and worry of the
blood pressure issue. Fighting the devil seems to be a regular thing here lately. We all fight him for one reason or another.
When you are not one of the God's children then the devil already has you. He does with you what he wants to until you come to the Lord. When you become a Christian you still battle the devil. Don't be afraid to do what the Lord wants you to do. You are His child now and He will see you through the bad times fighting the devil. There are blessings when you are in the Lord's Will. Just a few weeks ago, I shared with my pastor that I was putting up sermons of his and scriptures from the Bible on my website. I ask for prayer because I knew I was fighting the devil more now than anytime in my life. The next scripture talks about the struggles we face as we fight the devil.

Paul's letters wrestling with the Laws of God are in Romans 7:14-25. 14.For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15.For that which I do I allow not; for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that I do. 16.If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17.Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18.For I know that in me(that is, in my flesh.) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19.For that good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would
not, that I do. 20.Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21.I find then a law,
that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22.For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23.But I see
another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in
my members. 24.Oh wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25.I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Paul was a follower of Jesus as all Christians are. Like I told in last Sunday's blog. We are either saved sinners going to
Heaven or we are unsaved sinners going to hell. Yes, I'm fighting the devil a lot in my life right now. God has blessed me with a lot of talents in my life and I am thankful for them. I pray that I will be able to share with you my struggles and my blessings, hoping to help someone in their life. Thanks for visiting my website and have a blessed week.

 

 

COVENANT

Genesis 17:1-27 KJV 1.And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2.And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3.And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4.As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5.Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6.And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7.And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8.And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
9.And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
10. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

Genesis 18:10-15 KJV 10.And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
11.Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12.Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13.And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14.Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15.Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

Genesis 21:1-8 KJV 1.And the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2.For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3.And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4.And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5.And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.
6.And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
7.And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
8.And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE LORD.
Matthew 19:26 KJV 26.But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Genesis 15:5 KJV 5.And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT ABRAM(ABRAHAM)MUST HAVE THOUGHT AT HIS AGE TO HAVE A SON AND MULTIPLY THE EARTH WITH GENERATIONS OF CHILDREN TO COME?
ALSO GOD MADE A COVENANT BETWEEN HIM AND ABRAM(ABRAHAM). THERE ARE MANY GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT-GRANDPARENTS THAT CAN RELATE TO HAVING A CHILD TO RAISE IN THEIR OLDER YEARS. MANY ARE IN THIS VERY POSITION RIGHT NOW AND ARE A BLESSING TO THEIR FAMILY MORE THAN THEY REALIZE. SARAH NOT ONLY HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CARING FOR A CHILD BUT WAS ABLE TO GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD. THIS IN ITSELF WAS TRULY A MIRACLE. THIS WAS GOD'S PLAN FOR THEIR LIVES AND TO MULTIPLY THE EARTH. SO GOING BACK TO THE SCRIPTURE IN MATTHEW 19:26, REMEMBER NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH THE LORD.

 


DANGERS TO STAY AWAY FROM

1 John 2:15-27 KJV 15.Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16.For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17.And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
18.Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19.They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20.But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21.I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22.Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

2 John 7 KJV 7.For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confessnot that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-christ.
 
1 John 2:23-24 KJV 23.Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24.Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

2 John 6 KJV 6.And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

1 John 2:5 KJV 5.But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1 John 25-29 KJV 25.And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26.These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27.But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28.And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29.If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

READ THESE SCRIPTURES AND READ THEM MORE THAN ONCE TO GET THE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THESE

SCRIPTURES. MANY CHRISTIANS BELIEVE WE ARE APPROACHING THE RAPTURE. LOOK AT YOUR WORLD

TODAY AND SEE ITS DESTRUCTION. AS CHRISTIANS IF THE TIME IS NEAR THEN BE DISCIPLES AND

GET THE WORD OUT. PRAY EACH MORNING FOR GUIDENCE FROM THE LORD.

 


   
 

A MOTHER'S LOVE

Titus 2:4 KJV 4.That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

Proverbs 31:25-30 KJV 25.Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 26.She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.
27.She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28.Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.
29.Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30.Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Isaiah 66:13 KJV 13.As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 31:30 KJV 30.Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Psalms 127:3 KJV 3.Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.

Isaiah 49:15 KJV 15.Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

Proverbs 22:6 KJV 6.Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 6:20 KJV 20.My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Ephesians 6:2 KJV 2.Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Isaiah 66:13 KJV 13.As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Proverbs 23:22-25 KJV 22.Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23.Buy the truth, and sell [it] not; [also] wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24.The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise [child] shall have joy of him.
25.Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

Exodus 20:12 KJV 12.Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

2 Kings 4:30 KJV 30.And the mother of the child said, [As] the LORD liveth, and [as] thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

Proverbs 17:6 KJV 6.Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers.

SOME OF US TONIGHT ARE PROBABLY HAVING MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT MOTHER'S DAY. I SURE AM. MY MOTHER WENT TO BE WITH JESUS TO MANY YEARS AGO. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE A MOTHER, YOU NEED TO LOVE HER AND GO SEE HER THIS MOTHER'S DAY. SOME OF YOU MAY BE GRANDMOTHER'S RAISING YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. I AM AND HAVE BEEN. NOW MY GREAT-GRANDCHILD, I HAD THE JOY OF HAVING HER IN MY LIFE FOR A YEAR. I'M HOPING TO SEE SOME OF THEM ON MOTHER'S DAY. I KNOW THERE WILL BE A FEW THAT DOESN'T SHARE MY VIEWS ON LIFE BUT MOTHER'S LOVE IS ALWAYS THERE. IT IS DIFFICULT TODAY JUST BEING A MOTHER RAISING A CHILD. IT'S EVEN HARDER TO RAISE A GRANDCHILD. IMAGINE HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP RAISE A GREAT-GRAND FOR AWHILE. MY HUSBAND AND I THOUGHT WE NEEDED TO CHANGE OUR NAMES TO ABRAHAM AND SARAH. I HAVE BEEN TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE HELPED AND RAISED 4 GENERATIONS OF CHILDREN. PLANNING ON GOING TO CHURCH SUNDAY FOR SERVICE AND EXCITED TO HEAR WHAT OUR PASTOR HAS TO PREACH ON MOTHER'S. HOPE TO GET THAT SERMON ON FOR YOU ALL ON SUNDAY NIGHT.

 

 

 

ATTACKS

Ephesians 6:1-4 10-19 KJV 1.Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2.Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3.That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
4.And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
10.Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13.Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14.Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15.And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16.Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18.Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19.And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
 
I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO READ THESE TWO BLOGS THAT I WROTE IN JULY 2015 AND THEN IN AUGUST 2015. THEN AFTER YOU READ THESE, YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF WHY AM I SHARING THIS WITH YOU ALL. IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE devil USES SO MANY WAYS TO ATTACK GOD'S CHILDREN. DON'T THINK WHEN YOU BECOME A CHRISTIAN THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FALL INTO SINNING AGAIN. THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUR WEAKNESS AND WILL USE IT TO TRY AND DESTROY YOU RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. GUARD YOURSELF AGAINST HIM BY STAYING IN THE SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER.

True Friends

    Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015 03:52
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Yesterday a friend of mine and I went to a Local Art Crawl for the Twin Cities. This friend
is self taught in her abilities to create some of the most beautiful paintings that I have ever
seen. She paints in Acrylic and Oils. Landscapes were what I use to think were her best paintings.
She has also been lead as I have to paint Biblical paintings. This event we went to yesterday gave
us new ideas for art projects for upcoming Festivals. The next few months we will be working
together to create new ideas for this site that will include items that reflect parts of Louisiana.
She is a sister in Christ so our focus and our interest in Art are very much alike. I'm trying
to encourage her to write experiences of her life which could be helpful to others. It is so
awesome to have someone come into your lifetime that you have similar interest and future
goals to share with. Last night she put her focus on encouraging me to continue my goals and
dreams. To me last night not only did I have a friend, sister in Christ but gained a daughter.
When you get the opportunity in your lifetime to have a true friend as she is, then you need
to hold on to that friendship. True friends to me encourage you, laugh with you, cry with you
and are willing to let you know when you have made bad decisions in your life. True friends
do not judge you.
Luke 6:37 - "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be
                     condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;


True Friends" Cont.
 
    Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:36
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"True Friends, the rest of the story"

Southern Heritage for the south has many meanings. If you check on my personal blog under "True Friends", you will read part
of the story. This blog tells of friendship but I only shared what I felt at that time was necessary to share. True friends
don't have to read your mind but they do know facial expressions and know when something bothers you. We had been having a
great afternoon,looking at all the paintings and other projects at the Art Crawl. There was one more building of art work left
to check out. When we walked in, I was uneasy being there. This was art of the African/American community. I was amazed at the
beautiful paintings and projects. They were so awesome. We didn't stay in there very long cause my true friend knew something
was wrong with me. It was on her mind strongly to approach me with what she noticed of my reaction. True friends are going to
confront you about what ever it is even if you don't want to hear what they got to say. After I got home she called me and we
had a long talk. She ask me what was my problem and that she noticed me being uncomfortable being in the African/American art
building. I told her the story of how I had always been raised to love everyone. My family had been on mission field trips
and supported a black school in St. Thomas. She ask then what was my problem now. I shared how I had been terribly mistreated
and bullied by all the black co-workers except for my black boss. She was so precious to me and ask me to stay after Christmas
because I was a good worker. I guess that I should have shared with her the treatment of the other workers but I didn't. In
about 3 days after the last incident, I quit. About 6 months later, I saw her in town and she ask why I quit. I shared with her
about everything and she tried to change my feelings. So too many years passed with my feelings being buried up inside and feeling
how it had changed me about some in the black community. My loving and Christian friend saw something in me and she was ashamed  
of seeing it in me. She shared with me that I needed to pray and ask forgiveness of this. I told her I would do it but not as much
conviction. Then something one night happened at a meeting where a black man got up and shared his feelings. This man was pouring
out his heart and it changed me for the good. All the pain and the memories started melting away listening to his feelings. That's
what it is all about. Loving one another for the person inside. We were all made in God's image. We just all have different colors,
cultures, and religions. I can't imagine now how I would have allowed someone else's actions change who I had been raised to be.
We are all guilty of hiding feelings that come from others hurting us. It is how we deal with it that counts. There is a
scripture in the Bible that tells us in Matthew 5:39(KJV)."But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite
thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." I realize this verse alone would open up a lot of stories for a lot of
people. For me, I should have talked to someone about this issue and resolved it then. I wasted a lot of years separating myself
from a lot of beautiful people that could have come into my life. I thank my friend for asking what the problem was and loved
me enough to confront me on this matter.
You really won't have peace until you let go of the painful things others have inflicted on you. As I shared with you in the  
personal blog of the "Awakening" about my granddaughter, I've realized that you can't judge a book by its cover. You have to
have to find out what is inside the person and not their appearance. Today I finally have peace.
My father wrote this poem years ago and this was just one member of my family that had no problem with pigmentation.

"Problems With Pigmentation"

I was born in the South
Lived in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Mom did not raise a bully
Nor was I a sissy.

I know there are black Negros
And white ones not a few,
Has nothing to do with color
Just the way they grew.

Why can't I hate dark people
As some of my white friends,
About the color question
Where do I begin.

Scott and Caesar in my class
Proud to call them friends,
James is my prayer partner
This is not the end.

Adam, Alice, and Lena
Faces black as coal,
Dear friends in India
Precious are their souls.

Hedrington and Jerome
Stalwart as they come,
While helping in the Caribbean
They made us feel at home.

Black man on our committee
Trust him, he is fair
If you go to the mission field
Colors are every where.

On east coast some hate Irish
West coast is Chinese,
Texas border Mexicans
Gulf coast is Vietnamese.

Some whites and blacks
Admitted are hard to take,
With actions so unlovely
Is not caused from color sake.

If called to the mission field
And you have problems with color,
They will know it in a second
Before a word you utter.

When our Lord was on this earth
He was not one of the boys,
They crucified Him on a cross
Hating Him without a cause.

This is a two way streak
Watch your heart my friend,
No matter the color you are
God still calls this thing sin.

I hate whitey
I hate slant eyes,
I hate pepper bellies
On and on it goes.

Heart strings are saddened
By sneering words my friend,
Making life's road harder
This should have never been.

Grandpa Ernie

I will end with a P.S. of a story. My parents that are in Heaven with Jesus today. Both
felt exactly the same way about people. They were two of the finest Christians that I have ever known. They were married
in the 40's and had no problem with Pigmentation. Sometimes we get off the path we were taught to stay on as a child. Trust
me you will find your way back one day as I did and feel the shame for it.

I will be writing another story for the story section soon. It will be more about my Southern Heritage.
Thanks.

ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, THE ATTACK OF THE devil CAME BACK INTO MY LIFE. THIS TIME AN INNOCENT GREAT-GRANDCHILD WOULD BE USED AGAINST ME. THE STORY FOR NOW IS NOT IMPORTANT AS THE devil WILL USE ANYTHING IN YOUR PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE TO COME TO ATTACK YOU. WHEN, I LOST CONTACT WITH THE LOVE OF MY GREAT-GRANDCHILD THEN MY GRIEF BEGAN. YES PART OF IT WAS FOR HER BUT I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT MY GRIEF WAS FOR HOW THE DEVIL WAS TRYING TO USE THIS MAN'S WORDS TO SHATTER MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD. THIS MAN DOESN'T EVEN KNOW THAT THE devil IS USING HIM TO BRING BACK OLD.....FEELINGS. SO FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, I CRIED FOR MYSELF AND THIS MAN. HE NOR THE devil's INFLUENCE WAS GOING TO PUT ME BACK IN THAT PLACE AGAIN. THIS IS ONE PERSON BEING LEAD BY THE devil TO TRY AND STOP WHAT THE LORD HAS FOR ME IN MY LIFE. THIS MAN HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW JESUS AS HIS SAVIOUR AS I DO. SO GUARD YOURSELF AGAINST THE devil. NOW LET'S GET BACK TO THE SCRIPTURE THAT IS FOR TODAY.

Ephesians 6:1.Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
IN SOME CASES YOUR PARENT COULD BE AN ADOPTED PARENT, GRANDPARENT, AUNT, UNCLE, OR PLACED WITH OTHER PEOPLE. OBEY YOUR PARENTS IN THE LORD. THERE MIGHT BE TIMES THAT YOU AREN'T IN THIS SAFE SITUATION AS I KNOW SO MANY ARE NOT. WE ALL PRAY FOR YOU OUT THERE. FIND A WAY TO GET A BIBLE OR A CHURCH TO GET MINISTERED TO.

Verse 2-3 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3.That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
THESE VERSES SHOULD BE A WAKE UP CALL FOR THE YOUTH OF THIS GENGERATION AND OTHERS BEFORE THEM. MOST ARE OUT THERE WONDERING WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM AND WHY IS THEIR LIVES GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. THEY HAVEN'T BEEN OBEYING THEIR PARENTS. THE devil IS ATTACKING OUR CHILDREN, AND IF YOU AS A PARENT OR GUARDIAN, HAVE NOT READ THESE SCRIPTURES OR THE BIIBLE TO THEM, THEN THEY DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT DIRECTIONS FOR LIFE.

Verse 4.And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Proverbs 22:6 KJV 6.Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
FATHERS DO NOT PROVOKE YOUR CHILDREN CAUSE THEY WILL REBEL. WE SEE SO MUCH REBELLION RIGHT NOW IN THE WORLD. CHILDREN NEED CHRISTAIN FATHER'S THAT WALK WITH THE LORD DAILY. GET OUT OF YOUR SELFISH WAYS AND GET RIGHT WITH GOD. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WHO THE ALMIGHTY GOD IS.

Verse 10-11.Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11.Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
THIS IS WHERE YOU MUST READ GOD'S WORD DAILY IN ORDER TO BE PREPARED IN YOUR HEART AND UNDERSTANDING OF HIS WORD TO GO UP AGAINST THE devil's ATTACKS. WE CANNOT FIGHT THIS ON OUR ON. TRUST ME, AS A MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, I HAVE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE THAT I CANNOT DO THIS WITH OUT GOD'S HELP OR DIRECTION. SOMETIMES WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE LORD TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN THE SITUATION. FOR ME, THAT IS DIFFICULT. MOST MOTHER'S FEEL THIS WAY AND FATHER'S DO TO. WAITING AND BEING PATENT IS VERY DIFFICULT. ALL, I CAN SHARE WITH YOU IS PRAY AND GET OTHERS TO PRAY ALSO.

Verse 12.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
AMEN TO THIS. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE A WAITER A LITTLE BIT BETTER AS I GROW IN CHRIST RESENTLY THAT, I CAN'T HANDLE SOME OF THIS. IT IS TOO BIG FOR ME. WE HAVE TO PRAY AGAINST THESE ATTACKS AND LET GOD HANDLE IT.

Verse 13-14.Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
SO NOT ONLY GET INTO THE WORD OF GOD, START LIVING IT, BRINGING YOURSELF TO WHO GOD WANTS YOU TO BE, YOU MUST BE A GOOD EXAMPLE AND STRONG EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE LORD IS. YOU MUST LEARN AND TRUST IN GOD'S WILL IN YOUR LIFE. EACH OF US HAS A CHOICE TO EXCEPT HIM OR NOT. I HAVE EXCEPTED JESUS AS MY SAVIOUR AND BELIEVE THAT MY DESCENDANTS WILL FOLLOW HIS WILL. I HAVE TO LET MY FAMILY AS YOU MUST SHOW THEM THAT THE ONLY THING IS LIFE THAT IS IMPORTANT IS JESUS CHRIST.

Verse 15-20.And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
6.Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18.Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19.And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
SO HERE, WE MUST SHOW PEACE TO THE UNGODLY THROUGH THE GOSPEL. WE SHOULD ALSO HAVE FAITH THAT GOD IS GOING TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS. THIS FAITH WILL QUENCH ALL THE FIERY DARTS OF THE WICKED. PRAYING AND BELIEVING WITH PERSEVERANCE THAT THE LORD WILL COME THROUGH IN WHAT SITUATION YOU MAY BE FACING, LAST, WE MUST PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL GIVE US THE RIGHT WORDS TO SAY IN BOLDNESS BUT TO ALSO OPEN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL.

SO FOR NOW, I WILL WAIT ON THE LORD WITH MY SITUATION AGAINST THE devil AND LET THE LORD HANDLE IT. I'M GLAD I SHED MY TEARS TO LET GO OF WHAT WAS ALREADY TRYING TO BUILD BACK UP IN ME AGAIN. SO BE REMINDED THAT EVEN AS A CHRISTIAN THE devil WILL FIND YOUR WEAKNESSES AND TRY AND ATTACK YOU WITH THEM. GOD HAS WAY OF WORKING THINGS OUT THAT ARE SO MUCH MORE AWESOME THAN WE CAN AND DOES IT HIS OWN WAY.

 

 

 

ATTACKS CONT....

IT LOOKS LIKE THE STORY OF ATTACKS HADN'T ENDED YET. GO BACK A COUPLE OF BLOGS AND READ THE BLOG ON ATTACKS. MY TEARS THAT I HAD SHED FOR MY GREAT-GRANDCHILD AND THE MAN THAT I SHED TEARS OVER CAME TO FORGIVENESS ON BOTH PARTIES. THIS FAMILY WAS TAKING EXCELLENT CARE OF MY GREAT-GRANDCHILD AND THE PARENTS. I HAD BEEN LEAD TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE. AGAIN THE devil WAS TRYING TO DESTROY
RELATIONSHIPS. FEAR, MISUNDERSTANDINGS, RUMORS, LIES, AND PLAYING GAMES WITH OTHER PEOPLES LIVES. THIS IS ALL WRONG AND HAPPENED IN THIS CASE. IT'S NOT NECESSARY HOW MY GREAT-GRANDCHILD IS BACK IN MY LIFE FOR NOW BUT THAT SHE IS. THIS BABY CAME BACK HAPPY AND CONTENT WITH WHO ALL WAS WITH HER. SHE HAD BEEN PRAYED FOR BY LOT OF PEOPLE AND FOR HER PARTENTS. THE WORLD IS NOT SAFE ANYMORE AS YOU ALL KNOW OUT THERE. THERE ARE PARTS OF LOUISIANA, THAT YOU JUST STAY OUT. PROBABLY BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH MEDIA AND GOSSIP THAT SOMETIMES TURNS OUT TO BE LIES. IN THIS CASE, THIS WAS A SAFE PLACE TO BE AND PEOPLE THAT WANTED TO HELP A NEW FAMILY. THEY SAW THE HEART NOT THE COLOR. THEY WERE OLDER AND KNEW I'M SURE HOW THE WORLD COULD BE AND IS. DRIVING UP TO PICK UP GRANDCHILD AND GREAT-GRANDCHILD, I WAS ASK DO YOU THINK IT'S SAFE TO GO GET THEM ALONE. I TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT I FELT IT WAS OKAY. SO NOT FAR FROM THE MAIN ROAD IN TOWN WAS THE PLACE THEY WERE LIVING. LIKE I SAID WE STRAIGHTENED THINGS OUT AND WAS SO THANKFUL THAT THIS FAMILY HAD TAKEN CARE OF MY FAMILY. YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT THE OLDER GENERATION WORRIES ABOUT THEM AND CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHTS. ALL WE NEED IS A PHONE CALL SAYING THEY ARE OKAY AND HEAR US OUT UNTIL WE ARE CONVINCED OTHERWISE. THE TWO MONTHS THEY WERE GONE, WE ALL JUST THOUGHT THE WORSE. I HAD FINALLY GOT PEACE FROM THE LORD TO MOVE ON AND LET HIM HANDLE THINGS. SOMETIMES GOOD FRIENDS HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS OF GIVING ADVICE BUT THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH TO KNOW WHAT TO SAY WITHOUT MAKING THINGS WORSE. GRIEF IS GRIEF. YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. IT DOEN'T HAVE TO BE THIS SITUATION. THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS TO HAVE GRIEF. LIFE CHANGES EVERYDAY AND IN SOME SITUATIONS A LOT IN ONE DAY. THIS FAMILY FELT THE LOVE THAT GOD GAVE THIS GREAT-GRANDCHILD OF MINE. SHE IS A VERY LOVING, HAPPY, SMILING ALL THE TIME KIND OF CHILD. NO, IT'S NOT OUR PLACE TO RAISE THIS CHILD BUT WE ENJOY HER HAPPINESS AND TO OLDER PEOPLE IT KEEPS THEM LIVING LONGER.

Genesis 18:1-18 KJV 1.And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2.And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
3.And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
4.Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
5.And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.
6.And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
7.And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
8.And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
9.And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10.And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
11.Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12.Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13.And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14.Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
15.Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.
16.And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17.And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18.Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

Genesis 21:1-5 KJVAnd the LORD visited Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did unto Sarah as he had spoken.
2.For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
3.And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.
4.And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him.
5.And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.

THE TIMES THAT WE HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP WITH MY GREAT-GRANDCHILD MAKES ME THINK OF THIS STORY ABOUT ABRAHAM AND SARAH. I WILL CONTACT THIS FAMILY AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE DOING FINE. I KNOW THEY ARE GRIEVING OVER THIS CHILD BECAUSE SHE HAS A LOT OF LOVE TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD. KEEP READING GOD'S WORD AND PRAYING.

 

 

BEING THANKFUL

READ THE PAST TWO BLOGS ON "WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE".
THE REPORT WE WERE WAITING FOR ON THE LITTLE GIRL WAS NOT NEGATIVE. THE GOOD
PART IS THAT THIS TYPE OF TUMOR THAT WAS CANCER HAD TO BE TOTALLY REMOVED.
IT WAS REMOVED TOTALLY BUT THAT WASN'T WHAT THE DOCTOR'S EXPECTED TO HAVE
HAPPEN. DID THEY EXPECT TO NEED TO RETURN TO REMOVE A SCREW THAT CAME OFF AN
INSTRUMENT? NO. GOD STILL IS IN CONTROL AND WAS THAT DAY. ORIGINALLY WE WERE
TOLD THAT THE TUMOR COULD ONLY BE REMOVED 50%. IF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CASE
THIS SITUATION WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN GOOD. SO 100% WAS REMOVED AND WE WAIT FOR HER
TO HEAL AND CHECK IN 6 WEEKS TO SEE HOW SHE IS DOING. THEN SHE WILL HAVE REGULAR
CHECK-UPS. ARE WE THANKFUL? YES WE ALL ARE CAUSE SHE WILL BE HOME FOR THANKSGIVING
THIS YEAR. SHE DOESN'T NEED CHEMO OR RADIATION. FOR NOW WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR
A TOTAL HEALING AND A FULL LIFE FOR MY LITTLE GRANDDAUGHTER. THE FATHER OF THIS
CHILD, TOLD ME A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO THAT THESE BABIES ARE GOD'S BABIES. THAT HE
GIVES THEM TO US TO TAKE CARE OF AND LOVE UNTIL THE DAY HE BRINGS THEM HOME. SOME
OF US WILL SPEND A LIFETIME WITH OUR BABIES TO WATCH THEM GROW UP. SOME OF US WILL
ONLY HAVE THEM HERE FOR A SHORT TIME. I WAS HELPING RAISE MY GREAT-GRAND AND MY
HEART WAS TROUBLED. HE SHARED THIS WITH ME. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT THOSE WERE WORDS
THAT I WOULD BE SHARING WITH HIM FOR COMFORT DURING THIS TIME. HE NEEDED TO KNOW THAT
THINGS WOULD BE OKAY.
JESUS BROUGHT HOME WITH HIM A FAMILY MEMBER JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO. SHE LOST HER BATTLE
WITH CANCER BUT IS WITH JESUS NOW SAFE, WARM, FREE OF PAIN AND REUNITED WITH OUR LOVED
ONES.

THESE ARE SOME THANKFUL SCRIPTURES VERSES.

1 Chronicles 16:34.Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures
forever.

1 Thessalonians 5:18.Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will
for you in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:15.Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members
of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:17.And whatever you do, whether in or deed, do it all in the name
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 4:2.Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

SO FOR NOW WE ARE WATCHFUL AND THANKFUL FOR THE BLESSING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.

HOPE AND PRAY YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY THANKSGVING.

 

 

 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AT CHURCH

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Today has been an awesome day at Church. My grandson did the narration for a special in choir. My granddaughter and fiance sang behind me while out in the audience I could see my good looking husband. Our little family await the coming of a new child to be born to this family. Our church have accepted all of us to their congregation with open arms. Two risk coming to church that are taking chemo but really wanted to be in God's house today. Tonight we returned for a special honoring and in memory of loved ones. My granddaughter and fiance went down to present in memory of his brother's death. I went down in memory of my husband's mother and my grandson's only mother he ever knew. My husband and grandson share that same bond of having the same mother in their life. We had an eating meeting or fellowship afterwards. If you are hungry for the Lord or food, you will get fed in our little country church. My grandson has helped me with getting me to be more personal with you all by sharing how I feel about things. A few weeks back, I felt the Lord leading me to put up my pastor's weekly sermons. Well, I pray for you all out there and check from time to time on my site. Thanks so much for checking out my site. I need your prayers now. The details are not important but pain is involved and I don't like it. The Lord has blessed me with a lot of amazing things that I never thought I would be a part of. This site means a lot to me and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with you all. Tonight, I would like to share our verses in the bible that we all like here at home.

1# Mine is John 3:16 - KJV For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

2# Granddaughter - Matthew 11:28 - KJV Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

3# Granddaughter's fiance - Proverbs 3:5-6 - KJV Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thine ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

4# My husband - Psalms 23 - KJV The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

5# Grandson - Psalms 96:1-2 KJV O Sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

These were some of our favorite verses coming from my loved ones in my home tonight. I will try to put up my pastor's sermon this week. I hope and pray where ever you are tonight that you are safe, warm, fed, and I hope I have been able to feed the Lord's word to you tonight. This Southern Lady says, goodnight.

 

 

 

RENAME

Revelation 3:12 KJV 12.Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

I DON'T REMEMBER THIS VERSE. MY GRANDMOTHER AND DAD SHARED WITH ME THAT EVERYTIME YOU READ THE BIBLE YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING NEW THAT IS REVEAL TO YOU. WHEN MY FRIEND SHARED THIS VERSE WITH ME, IT WAS AMAZING. I THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE AND WHEN THE LORD RETURNS IN THE RAPTURE, THE TRIBULATION AND HIM RETURNING TO RULE AND REIGN FOR A 1,000,000 YEARS. I HAVE READ IN THE BIBLE ABOUT THE WORKS WE AS CHRISTIANS SHOULD BE DOING FOR THE LORD.
2 Timothy 1:9 KJV 9.Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Ephesians 2:8 KJV 8.For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Romans 10:13 KJV 13.For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

THE LORD HAS BLESSED ME IN MY LIFE WITH MANY TALENTS. AFTER I ACCEPTED THE LORD AS MY SAVIOUR ONLY THEN DID HE SHOW ME HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO USE THESE TALENTS. THE ONE TALENT THAT I LOVE THE LORD SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME IS THE ABILITY TO SING. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE LORD HAS PLANNED FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF HIS CHILDREN TO DO DURING THIS TIME, BUT I LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT HE WILL RETURN THE VOICE I HAD IN THE 90'S. I WOULD SING PRAISES OF THE LORD AND HOW MUCH HE HAS DONE FOR ME. HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO FOLLOW HIM AS THEIR SAVIOUR IN THEIR LIFE.

READ OVER AND OVER THIS VERSE. I KNEW THAT WE AS HIS CHILDREN, WOULD HAVE A NEW NAME.

THIS WILL BE A SERMON THAT WILL TAKE MORE THAN THIS VERSE FOR ME TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND. THERE ARE A LOT OF VERSES THAT WE DON'T COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND. THAT IS WHAT FAITH IS ALL ABOUT.

I HAVE A FEW BILICAL PAINTINGS THAT HAVE BEEN STARTED THAT NEED TO BE COMPLETED. THERE IS ONE THAT I WANT TO DO AND THAT IS OF THE NEW JERUSALEM.
MY GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER DID GOOD IN THE PROCEEDURE TODAY. WE WAIT ON LABS IN NEXT FEW WEEKS BUT LOOK GOOD. GOT CONFORMATION ON THE TONSIL ISSUE. JUST KEEP HER AND THE GRANDDAUGHTER IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK OF A RETURN TO CHECK TO SEE IF CANCER IS GONE.

 

 

 

CONT....RENAME

Isaiah 62:2 KJV 2.And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Revelation 2:17 KJV 17.He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
Isaiah 56:5 KJV 5.Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

NEW NAMES GIVEN ON EARTH BY THE LORD

ABRAM TO ABRAHAM - Genesis 17:5 KJV 5.Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
SARAI TO SARAH - Genesis 17:15 KJV 15.And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
JACOB TO ISRAEL - Genesis 32:27-28 KJV 27.And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
Genesis 35:10 KJV 10.And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
SIMON TO PETER - Matthew 16:17-18 KJV 17.And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
LUCIFER TO SATAN - Isaiah 14:12-20 KJV 12.How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13.For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14.I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15.Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16.They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17.That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
18.All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19.But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.
20.Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

THESE WERE GIVEN BY GOD TO REFLECT A CHANGE IN A PERSON'S CHARACTER AND LIFE.
Ex. Jacob - means "supplanter" to Israel - means "he strives with God" after he wrestled or struggled with God and prevailed.
Genesis 32:24-31 KJV 24.And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
25.And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
26.And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
27.And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
28.And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
29.And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
30.And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
31.And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.
Abraham - means "father of many nations" this was to reflect the covenant God made with Abraham.
Peter - means "rock" because he was going to be used by God to build the church.
Lucifer was one of God's chief angels. His name meant "morning star or light bearer". He rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven and his name was changed to Satan - means "adversary."

I'M SURE THERE ARE MORE VERSES ON THE RENAME IN THE BIBLE. I WILL CONTINUE MY STUDY TO CONTINUE AS MUCH AS I CAN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT.

 

 

 

DESPERATE

I'm all alone within myself.
There's no one here with me at home.
I feel like crying or maybe running
But there's nowhere and who's to care.
One day it was okay
And then it happened,
To leave me where I stay.
Where is here and where will I go.
There's no one to say
Who will run the show?
I'm getting better or am I really.
Maybe I've always been here
I'm just now feeling like
I don't have anyone to help me steer.
I know down deep into my heart
That Jesus knows my ways.
He is guarding me from yet another
One of those horrible days.
I reached into my very soul
To find a very dark space,
But Jesus brought me out safe
Then put me back into my place.
Without His Love and constant care
My life would have been cut short,
Not by Him bringing me home
But by me deciding not to go on.
So I close with this loving note
Jesus knows how many hairs are upon your head.
So when He says Come Home
That's the only time to get your coat.
Just remember
The only thing you really need to take
Is your self.

Betty Thomas
2/12/04

Sharing this with you tonight brings back memories that I have
been here before. I can tell you that eleven years later Jesus
is the one that keeps me from going back into that dark place
in my life again. No it is not easy cause I have to fight the
horrors of depression. See I am trying to fight the same demons of
addiction that the mother of my granddaughter faced and died.
At that time I could not help her mother cause I wasn't educated
about the kind of drug addition she faced and now two of her
children are dealing with. They are fighting it and have been for
awhile. I'm proud of my granddaughter for trying to walk through
the fire with Jesus taking her by the hand to help her get out.
Her half sister hasn't found the Christian support she needs but
I have a feeling this sister will try and help her. This is and
was their choice to do, so they must be the one to choose to get
out of it. As I have been sharing lately of some of my trials with
my granddaughter's addiction, I had to let go and let God take the
reins. My decision was to do what God wanted me to do in my life.
By doing that it gives them examples of what works and what don't.

I thank the Lord today that I had the kind of parents all children
should have. No I'm not like my parents but today I'm trying to be
like them. I'm a work in progress. All of us are and following Jesus
is the way to do it.

 

 

 

FEAR NOT

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE READ SOME OF MY BLOGS AND STORIES,
YOU WOULD REALIZE THAT I MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE FEAR IN MY LIFE.
THAT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. IN MY LIFE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
HAVE CAUSED ME TO HAVE FEAR SO MUCH THAT IT HAS ROBBED ME OF
MY JOY AND HAPPINESS. I KNEW THAT I WAS ANGRY AND A CONTROLLING
PERSON. I THOUGHT THAT I COULD FIX EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE IN
MY FAMILY AND THEY WOULD BE HAPPY. IT WAS NOT MY PLACE TO DO THIS.
IT WAS AND IS THE LORD'S PLACE AND NOT MINE. I THINK ALL OF US THAT
ARE CHRISTIANS AND KNOW HOW WE SHOULD LIVE OUR LIFES, WANT OTHERS
CLOSE TO US TO DO THE SAME. SO MANY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED THIS PAST
YEAR THAT MADE ME FEAR MORE THAN ANYTIME IN MY LIFE. THERE RIGHT
ABOVE MY HEAD, ON THE HEADBOARD OF MY BED WAS A BOOK ON "FEAR NOT".
I SAW IT AND STARTED READING IT AND IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE SO MUCH.
THESE SCRIPTURES OF "FEAR NOT' SHOWED ME THAT THE ONLY FEAR I SHOULD
HAVE IN MY LIFE WAS TO FEAR GOD. ALL MY LIFE, I KNEW THAT ONE SHOULD
FEAR GOD. HE IS THE ALMIGHTY AND EVERYONE SHOULD RESPECT HIM. SO AS
I HAVE LIVED MY LIFE, I KNEW FROM MY TEACHINGS FROM MY FAMILY THAT
ONE SHOULD FEAR HIM. AS I READ THIS BOOK, I LOOKED IN THE BACK AND
FOUND THESE SCRIPTURES THAT AMAZED ME SO MUCH. SO I WOULD LIKE TO
SHARE THESE SCRIPTURES.

I will fear not, for God is my shield and my exceeding great reward.
Genesis 15:1

I will fear not, for God had heard my voice.
Genesis 21:17

I will fear not, for God is with me and will bless me.
Genesis 26:24

I will fear not, for God's peace envelopes me.
Genesis 43:23

I will fear not, for I serve the same God who looked after generations
of people before me.
Genesis 46:3

I will fear not, for God is testing me to see what I'm made of. I will
show Him reverence and respect that I might resist sin.
Exodus 20:20

I will fear not, neither will I be discouraged for the Lord my God has
set His promises before me that I might take hold of them for my own life.
Deuteronomy 1:21

I will fear not, neither will my heart be faint. I will not tremble or be
tremble or be terrified because of my enemies, for God goes with me to fight
for me and to save me.
Deuteronomy 20:3-4

I will be strong and of good courage, I will fear not, nor be afraid of my
enemies: for the Lord my God goes with me; He will not fail me, nor forsake
me.
Deuteronomy 31:6

I will fear not, nor be dismayed. I will be strong and courageous for the Lord
will defeat all my enemies.
Joshua 10:25

The Lord is my God, I will fear not.
Judges 6:10

I will fear not for God will take care of everything I need.
Ruth 3:11

I will fear not, I will go and do what God has told me to do. He promises that
I will never run out of the things I need.
1 Kings 17:13-14

I will fear not for when I side with God, the two of us are more powerful than
my enemies.
2 Kings 6:16

I will be strong and of good courage. I will fear not, nor be dismayed: for the
Lord God, even my God, will be with me; He will not fail me, nor forsake me, until
I have finished all the work He has called me to do.
1 Chronicles 28:20

I will fear not for God has redeemed me. He has called me by my name; I am His.
Isaiah 43:1

When my heart is fearful, I will be strong and fear not, for my God will come with
vengeance, He will come and save me.
Isaiah 35:4

I will fear not, for the Lord, my Redeemer, the Holy One will help me.
Isaiah 41:14

I do not need to fight in this battle; I will stand still and see the salvation of
the Lord. I will fear not, nor be dismayed. Whenever I come against adversity, the Lord
will be with me.
2 Chronicles 20:17

I will fear not, for God is with me: He will bring my children from the east and gather
them from the west.
Isaiah 43:5

The Lord who made me and formed me from my mother's womb will help me; therefore, I will
fear not.
Isaiah 44:2

I will fear not nor be ashamed. I will not be confused nor will I be put to shame. For I
will forget the shame of my youth, and never again remember the reproach.
Isaiah 54:4

I will fear not, nor be dismayed, for the Lord will save me and my children from dangerous
surroundings in which we live. I will rest and be at ease and no one will make me afraid.
Jeremiah 46:27

God will draw near in the day that I call on Him. I will fear not! He has pleaded the causes
of my soul and has redeemed my life.
Lamentations 3:57-58

I will fear not, for from the first day that I set my heart in prayer and humbled myself
before my God, my words were heard by Him.
Daniel 10:12

I will fear not for God's peace is with me. I have been strengthened when He has spoken to
me.
Daniel 10:9

I will fear not. I will rejoice and be glad for the Lord will do great things for me.
Joel 2:21

The Lord will save me and I will be a blessing. Therefore, I will fear not, and will see that
I am stronger than I thought I was.
Zechariah 8:13

I will fear not those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul.
Matthew 10:28

I will fear not, for my prayers are heard.
Luke 1:13

I will fear not, for I have found favor with God.
Luke 1:30

I will fear not, for I have received good tidings of great joy, which were given to all people.
Luke 2:10

I will fear not, I will put my trust in God and He will make me whole.
Luke 8:50

I will fear not, for the very hairs of my head are all numbered. I am of more value than many
sparrows.
Luke 12:7

I will fear not the terror that stalks at night or the danger that prowls in the day.
Psalm 91:5

I will fear not bad news; my heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
Psalms 112:7

I will fear not when i lie down, for my sleep will be sweet.
Proverbs 3:24

Though I am surrounded by a host of my enemies, I will fear not. Even if I find myself in middle of
a war, I will be confident.
Psalm 27:3

Because the Lord has told me not to be afraid of the words I have heard, I fear not.
Isaiah 37:6

I will lift up my voice with strength and fear not. I will say to all those around, "Behold our God!"
Isaiah 40:9

I will fear not the great multitude that surrounds me nor be dismayed; for the battle is not mine,
but God's.
2 Chronicles 20:15

I will fear not the faces of those around me for God is with me and He will deliver me.
Jeremiah 1:8

I will fear not my enemy of whom I am afraid for the Lord is with me to save and deliver me.
Jeremiah 42:11

I will fear not the words of my enemies nor be dismayed when they give me looks.
Ezekiel 2:6

I will fear not for Jesus is here and He has touched me.
Matthew 17:7

Even when I am suffering for doing what is right, I will be happy. I will fear not any terror nor will
I be troubled.
1 Peter 3:14

I will not hold my peace, I will speak and fear not.
Acts 18:9

I will be of good cheer, I will fear not nor will I be troubled for the Lord has assured me that He is
near.
Mark 6:50

I will be strong and of good courage. I will fear not nor be dismayed because the Lord my God is with
me wherever I go.
Joshua 1:9

I will be strong and courageous. I will fear not nor be dismayed because of the multitude that is around
me.
2 Chronicles 32:7

I will fear not the sudden destruction, the kind that comes suddenly on the world.
Proverbs 3:25

Because the Lord is here, I will fear not, only believe.
Mark 5:36

THIS IS 52 WEEKS OF VERSES TO REMEMBER. WHEN I SAW THESE VERSES IN THIS BOOK, I READ ALL OF THEM BEFORE
STOPPING. I KNEW THAT I HAD GONE THROUGH MORE THAN 52 WEEKS OF FEAR AND TORMENT WITHIN. YES, I AM A
CHRISTIAN BUT I AM A SAVED SINNER THAT WILL MEET JESUS MY SAVIOUR ONE DAY. I DON'T NEED TO FEAR OF EVERYTHING
ALL OF THE TIME. EVEN IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE SO FEARFUL. THESE VERSES SET ME FREE OF A
LOT OF FEARS IN MY LIFE. I KNOW NOW THAT I HAVE TO LET THE LORD FIGHT MY BATTLES. I'M LEARNIG TO STOP FOR A
MINUTE AND THINK OF WHAT TO SAY BEFORE SAYING WHATEVER IT IS. THE WRONG WORDS CAN HARM PEOPLE.

ROMANS 3:23
"FOR ALL HAVE SINNED, AND COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD;"

WE ARE EITHER A SAVED SINNER OR UNSAVED SINNER. IF FEAR IS KEEPING YOU FROM A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, THEN
STUDY THESE VERSES UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.

I HOPE THESE VERSES WILL HELP YOU AS THEY ARE HELPING ME DAILY. IF YOU ARE JUST COMING TO MY WEBSITE, THEN
GO BACK THROUGH AND READ MY BLOGS OF THE SERMONS. I HAVE MY PASTOR'S AND SOME OF MY OWN. THERE ARE SERMONS
ON HOW TO GET TO KNOW JESUS AS I DO. NOW I AM CAUTIOUS OF THINGS AS YOU SHOULD BE BUT I'M TRYING TO LIVE MY
LIFE WITH LESS FEAR IN IT. MY HAPPINESS AND JOY IS RETURNING. I'M WATCHING GOD WORK IN MY LIFE AS I HAVE BEEN
PRAYING MORE TOO. IN MY PRAYER, I'M TRYING TO BE MORE SPECIFIC IN MY PRAYER AND LEARNING TO WAIT ON THE LORD.

 

 

 

EASTER 2017

EASTER THIS YEAR HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY
TO SHARE WITH TWO SISTERS ABOUT WHAT LOVE IS
ALL ABOUT. THEY BOTH WERE BLESSED WITH A GIRL
THAT WERE BORN A YEAR APART. THIS PAST WEEK, I
HAVE MADE BOTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S EASTER
DRESSES. AFTER FINISHING THE DRESSES, I WENT TO
A STORE AND GOT HEADBANDS FOR ALL FOUR OF THEM.
I  ALSO WANTED TO GET THE MOTHER'S SHIRTS IN THE
COLOR OF THE DRESSES TO MATCH THEIR DAUGHTER'S
DRESSES. I HAD JEWELRY ALREADY MADE SO I WAS READY.
YES, READY TO TAKE PICTURES. YEARS AGO, MOTHERS AND
DAUGHTERS DRESSED UP ALIKE. THEY WOULD SOMETIMES
WEAR HATS OR HEADBANDS WITH FLOWERS ATTACHED.
SO TODAY, I WENT AND MET WITH THEM FOR PICTURES.
I MADE SURE OF COURSE THAT TWO BASKETS HAD GOODIES
IN THEM WITH  A  FAVORITE STUFFED BUNNY OR ANIMAL.
I DON'T REALLY KNOW IF THE MOTHER'S REALLY KNEW HOW
MUCH IT MEANT FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS. I KNEW
THAT THOSE FOUR GIRLS WOULD NOT HAVE HAD A HAPPY
EASTER. IT WASN'T ABOUT THE THINGS. IT WAS ABOUT THE
MOTHER'S NOT BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT THEIR HEARTS
DESIRED. I KNEW THIS AND I STAYED UP A LOT THIS WEEK TO
SEE THAT THESE FOUR GIRLS WERE HAPPY. THEIR MOTHER
WENT TO BE WITH JESUS 10 YEARS AGO. THESE YOUNG LADIES
ARE IN MY LIFE AND IF I TURNED MY HEAD THE OTHER WAY,
WHAT KIND OF PERSON WOULD I BE. THEY ARE DEALING WITH
A WORLD THAT IS NOT FAIR AT ALL. THEY HAVE THEIR FAULTS,
BUT SO DO WE. THEY HAVE TO LIVE THEIR LIFES BUT IT'S OKAY
IF I TRY AND SHOW THEM THAT THERE ARE WAYS OF MAKING
THINGS BETTER FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS. I MADE MY BOYS
CLOTHES OR FAMILY MEMBERS PASSED THEM DOWN TO MY
CHILDREN. THESE LADIES ARE MY GRANDDAUGHTERS AND
GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS. THEY ARE BLOWING UP FACEBOOK
WITH THE PICTURES THAT I HAVE ALREADY SENT THEM OVER
THE PHONE. I'VE ALSO PUT SOMETHING UP ON FACEBOOK BUT
I PUT A PICTURE OF THEIR MOTHER INTRODUCING THEM TO
THE WORLD AS HER DAUGHTERS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS.
NAKOA, I WILL TRY AND TEACH YOUR GIRLS UNTIL I SEE YOU
IN HEAVEN.

JESUS DIED TO SAVE US FROM OUR SINS BUT HE AROSE AND IS
IN HEAVEN TODAY.

HAPPY EASTER AND BE SAFE.

 

 

 

EASTER FOR CHRISTIANS

"JESUS BIRTH"

MATTHEW 1:23-25 KJV 23.BEHOLD, A VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH
CHILD, AND SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL
HIS NAME EMMANUEL, WHICH BEING INTERPRETED IS, GOD WITH
US. 24.THEN JOSEPH BEING RAISED FROM SLEEP DID AS THE
ANGEL OF THE LORD HAD BIDDEN HIM, AND TOOK UNTO HIM HIS
WIFE: 25.AND KNEW HER NOT TILL SHE HAD BROUGHT FORTH HER
FIRSTBORN SON: AND HE CALLED HIS NAME JESUS.

"JESUS BAPTISM"

MATTHEW 3:13-17 KJV 13.THEN COMETH JESUS FROM GALILEE TO
JORDAN UNTO JOHN,TO BE BAPTIZED OF HIM. 14.BUT JOHN FORBAD
HIM, SAYING, I HAVE NEED TO BE BAPTIZED OF THEE, AND COMEST
THOU TO ME? 15.AND JESUS ANSWERING SAID UNTO HIM, SUFFER IT
TO BE SO NOW: FOR THUS IT BECOMETH US TO FULFILL ALL RIGHT-
EOUSNESS, THEN HE SUFFERED HIM. 16.AND JESUS, WHEN HE WAS
BAPTISED, WENT UP STRAIGHTWAY OUT OF THE WATER: AND, LO, THE
HEAVENS WERE OPENED UNTO HIM, AND HE SAW THE SPIRIT OF GOD
DESCENDING LIKE A DOVE, AND LIGHTING UPON HIM: 17.AND LO A
VOICE FROM HEAVEN, SAYING, THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, IN WHOM
I AM WELL PLEASED.

"JESUS TEMPTATIONS"

MATTHEW 4:1-11 KJV 1.THEN WAS JESUS LED UP OF THE spirit INTO
THE WILDERNESS TO BE TEMPTED OF THE devil. 2.AND WHEN HE HAD
FASTED FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS, HE WAS AFTERWARD AND HUNGERED.
3.AND WHEN THE tempter CAME TO HIM, he said, if thou be the SON
OF GOD, command that these stones be made bread. 4.BUT HE ANSWERED
AND SAID, IT IS WRITTEN, MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT
BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD. 5.THEN THE
devil TAKETH HIM UP INTO THE HOLY CITY, AND SETTETH HIM ON A PINNACLE
OF THE TEMPLE, 6.AND SAITH UNTO HIM, if thou be the SON OF GOD, cast
thyself down: for it is written. He shall give HIS angels charge
concerning THEE: and in their hands they shall bear THEE up, lest at
any time THOU dash THY foot against a stone. 7.JESUS SAID UNTO him,
IT IS WRITTEN AGAIN, THOU SHALT NOT TEMPT THE LORD THY GOD. 8.Again,
the devil taketh HIM up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
HIM all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9.And saith
unto HIM, All these things will I give THEE, if THOU will fall down
and worship me. 10.THEN SAITH JESUS UNTO HIM, GET THEE HENCE, SATAN:
FOR IT IS WRITTEN, THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY
SHALT THOU SERVE. 11.THEN THE devil LEAVETH HIM, AND BEHOLD, ANGELS
CAME AND MINISTERED UNTO HIM.

"JESUS PRAYER"

MATTHEW 6:5-13 KJV 5.AND WHEN THOU PRAYEST, THOU SHALT NOT BE AS THE
HYPOCRITES ARE: FOR THEY LOVE TO PRAY STANDING IN THE SYNAGOGUES AND
IN THE CORNERS OF THE STREETS, THAT THEY MAY BE SEEN OF MEN. VERILY
I SAY UNTO YOU, THEY HAVE THEIR REWARD. 6.BUT THOU, WHEN THOU PRAYEST,
ENTER INTO THY CLOSET, AD WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, PRAY TO THY
FATHER WHICH IS IN SECRET; AND THY FATHER WHICH SEETH IN SECRET SHALL
REWARD THEE OPENLY. 7.BUT WHEN YE PRAY, USE NOT VAIN REPETITIONS, AS
THE HEATHEN DO: FOR THEY THINK THAT THEY SHALL BE HEARD FOR THEIR MUCH
SPEAKING. 8.BE NOT YE THEREFORE LIKE UNTO THEM: FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWETH
WHAT THINGS YE HAVE NEED OF, BEFORE YE ASK HIM. 9.AFTER THIS MANNER
THEREFORE PRAY YE: OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME.
10.THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS HEAVEN. 11.GIVE
US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD. 12.AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE
OUR DEBTORS. 13.AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM
EVIL: FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER.
AMEN.

"JESUS TRANSFIGURATION"

MATTHEW 17:1-13 KJV 1.And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and
John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2.And
was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his
raiment was white as the light. 3.And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses
and Elias talking with him. 4.Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord,
it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles;
one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5.While he yet spake, behold,
a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6.And when the
disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7.And Jesus came
and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8.And when they had lifted
up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9.And as they came down from
the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son
of man be risen again from the dead. 10.And his disciples asked him, saying, Why
then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11.And Jesus answered and said unto
them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12.But I say unto you,
That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever
they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. 13.Then the disciples
understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

"JESUS LAST SUPPER"

MATTHEW 26:20-35 KJV 20.Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21.And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord,
is it I? 23.And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the
same shall betray me. 24.The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that
man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been
born. 25.Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto
him, Thou hast said. 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and
brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27.And he
took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28.For this
is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But
I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when
I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30.And when they had sung an hymn, they
went out into the mount of Olives. 31.Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended
because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of
the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32.But after I am risen again, I will go before you
into Galilee. 33.Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because
of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34.Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That
this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35.Peter said unto him, Though
I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

"JESUS CRUCIFIXION"

MATTHEW 27:27-66 KJV 27.Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall,
and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 28.And they stripped him, and put on him
a scarlet robe. 29.And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,
and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying,
Hail, King of the Jews! 30.And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the
head. 31.And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his
own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32.And as they came out, they found a
man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. 33.And when they were
come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34.They gave him
vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35.And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did
they cast lots. 36.And sitting down they watched him there; 37.And set up over his head his
accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38.Then were there two thieves
crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. 39.And they that passed
by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40.And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and
buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41.Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42.He saved
others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the
cross, and we will believe him. 43.He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have
him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44.The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast
the same in his teeth. 45.Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto
the ninth hour. 46.And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias 48.And
straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed,
and gave him to drink. 49.The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50.Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51.And, behold, the
veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and
the rocks rent; 52.And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53.And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared
unto many. 54.Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the
earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son
of God. 55.And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee,
ministering unto him: 56.Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses,
and the mother of Zebedee's children. 57.When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 58.He went to Pilate, and begged the body of
Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59.And when Joseph had taken the body,
he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60.And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out
in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 61.And there
was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 62.Now the next day,
that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will
rise again. 64.Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples
come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error
shall be worse than the first. 65.Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure
as ye can. 66.So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

"JESUS RESURRECTION"

MATTHEW 28:1-20 KJV 1.In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2.And, behold, there was a great earthquake:
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,
and sat upon it. 3.His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4.And for fear of
him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5.And the angel answered and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6.He is not here: for he is risen,
as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7.And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is
risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have
told you. 8.And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring
his disciples word. 9.And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.
And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10.Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid:
go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. 11.Now when they were going,
behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were
done. 12.And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto
the soldiers, 13.Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14.And if
this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 15.So they took the money, and did
as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day. 16.Then the eleven
disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17.And when they saw him,
they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18.And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth. 19.Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20.Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

JESUS IS ALIVE TODAY AND WILL RETURN. ARE YOU READY FOR HIS RETURN? I AM AND YOU CAN BE TOO.

HAVE A HAPPY EASTER AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU

 

 

 

FAVORITE VERSES
 
These verses and a few more from Romans are verses that my father used to witness to others about Jesus. It is
awesome to know that our preacher had this put on the back of his card.

"P's" in Paradise

Problem-Romans 3:23 - "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,"

Penalty-Romans 6:23 - "for the wages of sin is death,"

Prize-Romans 6:3 - "but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Plan-Romans 10:9 - "That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God
raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."

Promise-Romans 10:13 - "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

 

 

 

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    Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 04:29
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TONIGHT, I JUST PUT UP A NEW VIDEO CALLED "GENERATIONS NEEDING RECOVERY". AS I'VE TOLD YOU BEFORE, THIS IS LOUISIANA AND WE HAVE BEEN HAVING BAD WEATHER. WE HAVE HAD SOME GOOD DAYS WITHOUT LIGHTNING SO TONIGHT, I DECIDED TO UPLOAD A VIDEO OF A SONG CALLED "SLOW FADE". IN SOME OF MY EARLIER BLOGS, I SHARED EXPERIENCES OF MY GRANDDAUGHTER. THE WORLD THIS DAY AND TIME IS VERY DIFFICULT ON YOUNG PEOPLE TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. LIVING IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES GAVE ME  A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK ON LIFE. THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES THAT OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THAT OUR YOUTH HAVE. I'M NOT SAYING ALL OUR YOUTH ARE BAD, JUST TOO MANY ARE SPOILED. I'M GUILTY JUST AS MUCH AS SOME OTHERS. YOUNG PEOPLE NEED PARENTS WITH A POSITIVE DIRECTION IN THEIR LIFE AND HAVING GOD AS THEIR LEADER. I DID BUT I'M GUILTY OF EARLY ON IN LIFE OF NOT PUTTING GOD FIRST. I HAD TO WORK SO MOTHER AND DAD TOOK MY CHILDREN TO CHURCH WHEN I COULDN'T. WE HAD TWO SETS OF PARENTS AND SOME GRANDPARENTS INVOLVED WITH HELPING US. WE APPRECIATED IT BUT TODAY I REALIZE JUST HOW MUCH THEY DID FOR US. THEY HAD GOD FIRST IN THEIR LIFE, THEIR CHILDREN NEXT AND THEN TIME FOR THEMSELVES. MOTHER AND DAD NEARLY NEVER RAISED THEIR VOICES IN FRONT OF US OR WHERE WE COULD HEAR IT. THEY LOVED EACH OTHER AND ALL OF US. IF THERE ARE ANY OF YOU STRUGGLING OUT THERE FOR WHATEVER REASON THEN TURN TO GOD FOR HELP. THAT SEEMS EASIER SAID THAN DONE SOMETIMES. RIGHT NOW, I AM STRUGGLING WITH FAMILY ISSUES THAT ARE HURTING ME DEEPLY. THE TEARS HAVE BEEN FLOWING A LOT HERE LATELY. I'VE LEARNED TONIGHT THAT I HAVE NEEDED TO GET BACK TO DOING WHAT GOD HAS PUT BEFORE ME. THAT WOULD BE SHARING WITH YOU OF MY LIFE AND THE LIFE I KNOW WITH MY LORD AND SAVIOUR. I HAVE MISSED CHURCH SOME DUE TO ILLNESS AND STRUGGLES. SO TONIGHT YOU ALL WERE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ALL THE MESS I'M GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW. I'M VERY HARD HEADED AND THINK I CAN FIX THINGS. ALL OF US PROBABLY THINK THAT TOO, ESPECIALLY MOTHERS. WE HAVE TO LET GOD FIX THINGS BECAUSE HE CAN FIX THINGS A LOT BETTER THAN WE CAN. SO GO TO MY YOU TUBE IF YOU WOULD LOVE TO AT LEAST HEAR THE WORDS OF THIS VERY MOVING SONG FOR THIS GENERATION.

 

 

 

GOD MOVING

Twenty-two years ago, I made the choice to follow the Lord. I had been raised in a Christian home and all my life had
been surrounded by Christian love. Only in 1993 did I truly decide to follow Jesus and let Him move in my life the way
He wanted me to. I had the opportunity for a singing career possibly in Nashville but didn't go to the audition. I had
passed it here in my home town but I didn't want to go the way of the world with my singing. The Lord paved the way and
I had plenty of opportunities for singing at home. Two years later, I had to raise a granddaughter and some of my dreams
seemed to be on hold. Again this was God moving how He chose to. As I shared in earlier blogs, I had to let go and let
God have controls back on my life again. See we all try and take the controls back. We are created in the image of God
as it says in Genesis 1:27-28 KJV 27.So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him; male and
female created He them. 28.And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
thing that moveth upon the earth. We have free will and choice. So sometimes we try even as Christians to take back the
controls of our life. I'm learning each day that is not a good thing to do. We are to try and stay in His word. We also
should try to listen for Him to lead us in our daily work that He has for us to do. The past couple of months, I realized
that God had to take over again. I didn't really expect to take up where I left off 22 years ago. I had been working on
a few of my dreams but God is so amazing. My website was down for awhile but it is back up with another website of my
father's Navy World War II and mission adventures during his life. I'm hoping to get another website up for grandparents
raising grandchildren. My artwork and writings started to move again. I don't remember how the Art Guild locally got
involved but it has taken my dreams to a whole new level. Singing a mini concert again and putting up my artwork was more
than I could have wished for. My head has been spinning at how God works. He knows our dreams and He knows our hurts. He
can do mighty things in our life if we will only let Him. I've had to walk through fire with my granddaughter but I turned
her over to God. Two weeks before her birthday, God softened my heart to allow her to be a part of my life again. I went
to see her and brought her things that she needed. I had two bags of things for her on her birthday. One was regular birthday
things and the other was things she needed. One thing she needed at the time I questioned why I had placed it in her bag.
That was one of those times God said put it there. Well I'm glad to say that I am truly blessed that I will be a great-grandmother.
She and her husband to be were saved a few weeks ago and were Baptized. They are both in school preparing for life for their
new baby and I hear wedding bells ringing. Oh that's not all, one of my son's and his family just found out they are going to have
a little one with in two months of my granddaughter's child being born. So I'm going to be a grand again and a great-grand for
the first time. Could I have done this work? No. This blessing is from God. If you are out there and your troubles are so big
you think there is no way they can be fixed, think again. God is still on HIS THRONE.

 

 

YOU CAN ALSO FIND THIS THAT I WILL BE WORKING ON IN THE ARTICLE OF "SOMEONE OUT THERE".

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR'S

I'M GOING TO SHARE SOMETHING ABOUT MY FATHER'S LIFE IN THE NAVY IN WORLD WAR II.

"SOMEWHERE OUT THERE"

DAD TOLD ME BEFORE HE WENT TO BE WITH JESUS IN 2000, THAT IF YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHO HE WAS OR ANYTHING ABOUT HIS LIFE THEN READ HIS WRITINGS. ONE AFTEROON, I WAS CURIOUS OF ONE OF HIS MANUSCRIPTS AND BEGAN TO READ IT. AS I READ THE STORY, I REMEMBERED HIM TELLING ME ABOUT A MODEL HE HAD DATED IN THE NAVY. CURIOSITY GOT THE BEST OF ME SO I WENT TO HIS NAVY BOOK THAT I HAD FIXED UP OF HIS MEMORIES OF THE NAVY THAT HE HAD KEPT. I REMEMBER A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING AND WANTED TO LOOK AT IT CLOSER. I FOUND SOME WRITING BENEATH THE MODEL'S NAME. SO I LOOKED UP HER NAME ON THE INTERNET. OH MY GOSH, THE MODEL WAS SOMEBODY VERY IMPORTANT THEN AND NOW. SO I CONTINUED READING ABOUT HER. THE TIME LINED UP RIGHT FOR HIM TO HAVE DATED HER. I REMEMBER THAT DAD TOLD ME THAT SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN MY MOTHER IF HE WOULD HAVE PERSUED IT FURTHER. OF COURSE YEARS LATER AFTER THE NAVY, HE MET MY MOTHER. ANYWAY, I AM NOW MORE CURIOUS THAN EVER SO I READ THE STORY HE WROTE AND THE STORY ONLINE ABOUT HER LIFE. THE MORE I READ THE MORE I REALIZED THIS WAS THAT MODEL. I SEARCHED THROUGH DAD'S WRITINGS AND FOUND A POEM. THIS WOMAN WAS RICH AND HE THOUGHT HE COULDN'T MEASURE UP TO THE WEALTH AND PRESTIGE OF HER ON GOING CAREER. SO I CONTINUED WITH MY DETECTIVE WORK ON THIS PART OF MY DAD'S LIFE. I ASK QUESTIONS TO FAMILY MEMBERS GETTING CONFIRMATION ON HIM DATING A MODEL TO HIM RETURNING TO THE CARIBBEAN AFTER MOM PASSED AWAY. THE INFORMATION WROTE ABOUT HIS MODEL'S LIFE WASN'T PUT ONLINE UNTIL AFTER DAD PASSED AWAY. YET THE MANUSCRIPT HE WROTE WAS IN 1997. HE PASSED AWAY IN 2000 AND SHE DID IN 2006. I HAVE STRUGGLED WITH HOW TO GET THIS LOVE STORY WRITTEN TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD. NO, I CAN'T TOTALLY PROVE THAT THIS ALL HAPPENED BUT THIS STORY BY HIM WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THEY PASSED AWAY AND THINGS LINE UP AS THEY ONCE LOVED EACH OTHER VERY MUCH. FOR NOW, I WILL WRITE THE STORY AS CLOSE AS HE DID LEAVING OUT THE NAME OF THIS MODEL. HE PROTECTED HER IN THIS BOOK BY A FEW SLIGHT CHANGES BUT THE EVENTS IN THE STORY DID HAPPEN TO THIS MODEL. FOR NOW, I HOPE I'VE GOTTEN YOU AS CURIOUS ABOUT THIS LOVE STORY AS I AM. I'LL BE WORKING ON IT AND PROBABLY WILL READ IT ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. LOOKING FOR A PUBLISHER THAT WOULD LOVE TO SHARE A WORLD WAR II SAILOR MAN'S LIFE IN THE NAVY.

 

 

 

 

HAS AMERICA BECOME A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY?

    Published: Thursday, 19 May 2016 04:27
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I am sorry that I couldn't get a sermon uploaded Sunday. After almost two weeks of a breakdown of our health system in America, I finally decided that I had to make the third trip to this time, a Walk-In clinic. I was transported to the hospital by ambulance after almost meeting Jesus. My blood pressure was elevated coming in so I was given something to get it down. My body decided to react the opposite and elevate more. The doctor on duty told us that we needed to go to the hospital that they could not treat me further. The clinic said they would get a wheelchair and I was still alert enough to say no that I was leaving by ambulance. That saved my life because I had an infection in my small intestines and severely dehydrated. At first they suspected a parasite but it was an infection from an earlier visit at the hospital for partial blockage. They gave me a bag of fluids and sent me on my way to follow up with regular doctor. I did the next day and he told me if anymore problems go to Walk-In or hospital. My point for all this is for you to educate yourself and have someone with you when going to a medical facility to fight for you. Go to my free download and read Visions, Dreams, and Miracles to see how I stayed with my mother that was just 3 years older than me now. I had to do a lot of talking sometimes really aggressive to get my point over that my mother might be old to you but that I love her and every minute with her is worth it. If you have followed my website, you will understand what I have been through and that sometimes I am alone facing tough things. I realized and wasn't afraid after I got in the hospital to let my husband that has been fighting health issues since Christmas to go home, check on things, and come back. Jesus was with me every step of the way and I'm back again. I'm glad that I didn't have a parasite but now I will have to boil all my water from now on and be very careful of my food intake. I lived in India as a child and remember how mother kept us from getting sick from parasites. America is having recalls on food and other things all the time. What has happened to us? Why are we so careless? Why? Why?

In a future blog, I am going to share with you things that I was taught on how to survive and not give your family poisoning. Also, I will share on how to put up some foods from a garden. Also some things that I do when I come home from the grocery with fresh produce. Hope that I can get this together in the next few weeks. I will also try and get a sermon up before Sunday.

 

 

 

Lives Will Change


     "Hello, Dad! What are you doing?" Betty asked, as she answered the phone.
     "I was checking up on our Granddaughter to see if she was feeling better." Dad replied.
     I was watching my afternoon soap opera and was listening to only half of what Dad
was saying. I did hear him tell me something about the book "Whispers in the Wind" that
he had been working on for the past few years. He started reading me the prelude to the
book and then told me that he had made some changes.
     "It's finished, I have finished the book and I have done all that I can do with it. It is
finished." Dad repeated to me several times.
     "That is good. You finished all of it now." Betty says.
     Dad then realized that I was listening to the TV more than our conversation. He
remembered that this program was one that I had been watching to help me with the book
that I was writing. He said, he had forgotten what time it was and that I could call him back
after my program went off. He would be at home and I could call him back. He said again,
that he just wanted for me to know that it was finished.
     We hung up the phone. It was about 15 minutes later that I tried calling him back but there
was no answer. I then went to my computer room and started writing on my book. I took
the phone with me so that I could call Dad once again. I had some good ideas to put in my
book from watching the program I had been watching. So I was eager to get them into the
computer. I was excited about my writings and wanted to get Dad on the phone. I called
again, but there was no answer.
     Time had passed while I was writing and suddenly I saw a shadow of something or
someone in the room coming up from behind me. The only thing behind me was a window.
I got afraid. I shut the computer down and left the room. It made my blood run cold when
it happened. Dad had picked at me about a demon being in the computer. Ater that I just
didn't want to stay in the room.
     I went to fix supper for us because it was about time for Gary to get home from work.
I tried again to reach Dad by the phone. There still was no answer. By this time I thought
that he had gone to eat before going to Wednesday night prayer meeting at Church.
     Dad was staying clear of the house because my granddaughter's had strep throat. Dad
was allergic to the medication that is used to heal strep throat and he didn't need to get
sick.
     I later returned to the computer room to write some more on my book. Then I watched
TV most of the evening until around 9:00 PM when I tried again to reach Dad by phone.
Still no answer and I again left a message for him to call me. I was beginning to get
concerned so I decided to call Mary that was a friend of Dad's to see if he stopped by to
check on her. Sometimes after church, Dad would go by and visit her. She told me that
she hadn't seen or heard from him all day.
     I continued to watch TV awhile longer and pushed back any thoughts that there maybe
something wrong. Then it got to be 11:00 PM and no calls from Dad. I thought that maybe
Dad went to his friends camp for the night. Dad would have called me to tell me he was
going, I thought. Dad hadn't check on how our granddaughter's condition was since our
last call around 2:30 PM. Now I was getting worried.
     I got Gary up from a sound sleep, then told him what had been happening all day. I told
him that I was going to Dad's house to see if everything was okay.
     "Betty, don't go alone, I'll go with you." Gary said.
     "The baby's asleep and she doesn't need to be out." I said.
     "Wrap her up in a blanket and I am going with you." Gary insisted.
     Gary had a bad feeling when he put his feet down on the floor to get his shoes on. He
thought to himself that there must be something wrong. Dad always checked on us or we
checked on him.
     We all got ready and then went to Dad's house. When we arrived, we found all the lights
on in the house and Dad's car outside. I got out first then went over to the car to touch the
top to if it was warm. I would be able to tell how long he had been home. Then I wouldn't
go in and fuss at him for not calling me back. I touched the car and the hood was cold. I got
afraid and went back to our vehicle to tell Gary.
     "Gary would you check the house? I am afraid that something is wrong. The top of the
car is cold. Unless he rode with someone today, something strange is going on." I said.
     Gary got out of the vehicle and went to the window to look in the room where the
computer was. Gary looked around the room to see if he could find Dad. At first he didn't
see anything and then he looked back one more time. Then I saw Gary fall to his knees in
front of the window. I froze in place. Gary got up and came over to me.
     "Betty, your Dad is dead."
     I didnt know at the time that Gary was sure that Dad had been dead for a long time.
Gary told me years later how Dad appeared and there was no doubt that he was dead.
     "No, go check. You have got to be wrong. Go in the house and see for sure, please."
I cried out.
     "Okay, but I am almost sure he is." Gary insisted.
     Gary went in the house to check for me and found that Dad was not breathing and he
was dead. He returned to tell me. I tried to call 911 on the cell phone but I couldn't get it
to work. Being in shock and not wanting to see Dad in the condition that he was, I went to
the next door neighbor's house to call for help. I knocked but no answer. I ran across the
street and no answer. Finally I returned to the next door neighbor's house and got an answer.
     "Call 911, we just found Dad dead in the house." I told her and returned to the car where
my granddaughter was just standing in the seat wondering what was going on with me and
Gary.
     I immediately called Gary's mother to come and get our granddaughter for us. She didn't
need to be here. I then called my brother to let him know what had happened. He said he
would call our sister for me. They lived out of state at the time.
     It didn't take long for the police and EMS to get there. They came out and said they were
sorry and they had the coroner coming but it would take awhile to get there. Recognizing
one of the fire department men that my son worked with, I ask if he would go let my two
sons know what had happened. We had to stay there so he went and told them for us. Not
long afterwards my brother's daughter and her grandfather showed up to be with us. Then
the pastor arrived and stayed with us for awhile too. I remember it was a hot night and the
mosquitos were bad but I wasn't going in that house and remember my dad that way. It was
about 3:30 AM before the lady showed up to check Dad.
     Then they started out of the house with my Dad. They asked if I wanted to see him before
they took him. I said no. He would not want me to see him like he was. Dad loved us and
didn't want to be a burden or would have wanted us to see him this way. I honored them
both at their deaths. They wanted to protect me from the kind of pain that stays with you
forever. They always wanted the best for us. Honoring them this way was only fitting.
     I talked to the coroner and she said that it looked like Dad died around 3:00 PM. That
was the time that I tried calling him back when I went to my computer room to continue on
my book. I want to believe that the strange happening in the computer room was Dad
getting one more chance to say goodbye. I wanted to be there for Dad when this happened
but God knew best. Dad left a note in front of his computer saying he was having a heart
attack and left his blood pressure readings on that paper. The blood pressure cup was left
on the table where he had used it.
     That old man didn't do the other thing that he told me he would do if he thought he was
dying. That was to go to the phone and dial 911. Instead he went to the door that no one
had used any more and fell dead on the floor. I know in my heart that he saw Jesus and
probably my Mother.  He wasn't going to go call 911 because he had been ready for this
day for a long time. I had to accept and try not blame myself for not staying on the phone
with him for just 15 more minutes. I felt ashamed for not hearing his voice trying to tell me
it was finished over and over to me before he hung up. This pain and the loss of the other
strong holds on my life were taken away from me in a short period of time. !994 would be
the loss of a Christian grandmother, 1995 a Christian mother, 1996 the loss of the other
Christian grandmother, 1998 an automobile accident that left me disabled, and 2000 the
loss of my father. There are other trials and tribulations that I have had to face but I'm
going through them and am alive today to share with you that Jesus Christ is Lord and you
can make it through anything as long as you make Him Lord of your life. No, I will not tell
you it has been easy because I would be telling a lie. When I lay my head down at night and
I feel feel alone, I know I'm not for the Lord is there waiting to comfort me. He has seen me
through a lot of trials and tribulations in my life and He will be there through the rest.
Check my website at my paintings and my free download of "Visions, Dreams, and Miracles."
I will close with my earthly Father's last words to me was "It is finished." Our Heavenly
Father's last words were "It is finished." Those words gave me the peace that I needed to
continue my live after my father's death. I will see both one day and that day will truly be
the best day of my life. Thank you for reading and getting to know the Southern Lady of this
Website. Check back there will be more.

 

 

 

MATTHEW CHAPTER 24

Matthew 24:1-45 KJV 1.And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2.And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3.And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4.And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5.For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
6.And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7.For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8.All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9.Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10.And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11.And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12.And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13.But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14.And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15.When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
16.Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17.Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18.Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19.And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Luke 23:29 KJV 29.For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.

Matthew 24:20-22 KJV 20.But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
21.For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22.And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Zechariah 14:2-3 KJV 2.For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3.Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

Matthew 24:23-30 KJV 23.Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24.For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25.Behold, I have told you before.
26.Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27.For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28.For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29.Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30.And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Revelation 1:7 KJV 7.Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Matthew 24:31-33 KJV 31.And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32.Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33.So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

James 5:8-9 KJV 8.Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9.Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

Matthew 24:34-35 KJV 34.Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35.Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Psalms 102:25-26 KJV 25.Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26.They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

Matthew 24:36-40 KJV 36.But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37.But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38.For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39.And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40.Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luke 17:34 KJV 34.I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Matthew 24:41 KJV 41.Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Deuteronomy 24:6 KJV 6.No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

Matthew 24:42-43 KJV 42.Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43.But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Luke 12:39 KJV 39.And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

Revelation 3:3 KJV 3.Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Matthew 24:44 KJV 44.Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

1 Thessalonians 5:6 KJV 6.Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Matthew 24:45-47 KJV 45.Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46.Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47.Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Matthew 25:21 KJV 21.His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Revelation 24:48-51 KJV 48.But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49.And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50.The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51.And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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IN TIME OF STRUGGLES

FORGIVENESS
Ephesians 1:7 KJV 7.In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Hebrews 9:12-14 KJV 12.Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13.For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14.How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

MERCY
Hebrews 4:16 KJV 16.Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

UNDERSTANDING
1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV 11.When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Proverbs 4:1-11 KJV 1.Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
2.For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3.For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4.He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5.Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6.Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
7.Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
8.Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
9.She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
10.Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
11.I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
Luke 24:45-46 KJV 45.Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46.And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

TRUST
Psalms 37:3 KJV 3.Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Provers 3:5 KJV 5.Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

TERROR BY NIGHT
Psalms 91:5 KJV 5.Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

TERROR OF THE LORD
2 Corinthians 5:11 KJV 11.Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
Hebrews 10:31 KJV 31.It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS. MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN SICK BUT SLOWLY ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY. YOU NEED TO PRAY FOR US AS WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF STRUGGLES IN A BAD STORM WITHIN MY FAMILY. THE devil IS PULLING OUT EVERYTHING TO DESTROY THIS FAMILY. A SWEET FRIEND OF MINE ASK WHERE WAS THE SOURCE THAT IS CAUSING SO MUCH TRIAL AND TRIBULATIONS FOR YOU. RIGHT HERE. IF he CAN DESTROY AND KEEP US EMOTIONAL TORN USING FAMILY MEMBERS OR ANYTHING THEN he WILL DO IT. IT MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THE SAME THING. I PRAY FOR YOU THAT COME TO THIS SITE. SO TONIGHT AND IN THE FUTURE PLEASE PRAY FOR US. CHRISTIANS KNOW THIS SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER ALWAYS. GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN he THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

 

 

 

LISTEN TO GOD'S VOICE

What is God's direction for you in your life? Mine seems to change from day to day.
This past week, I was ask to sing today in Church. Of course the question in my mind
came up immediately as what I would sing? It seemed almost as soon as the lady ask me,
I knew what I would sing. I felt like the Lord wanted me to sing the song "Set Me Free".
It is not hard for me to sing this song but I wasn't sure if the congregation would like
the song or not. This would be a Sunday Morning setting of a lot of people that might not
be familiar with the song. Go to YouTube and pull up Casting Crowns "Set Me Free" skit
version. I loved it the first time I saw it. It is a very moving song and this generation
can really relate to it. I practiced it for two days again to check out my voice and be
prepared for it. Last night, I sat at the table with family members and shared how I felt
about singing this song. Most of the time, I don't get very nervous singing. This time my
emotions ran deep about singing today. I was almost in tears because I was certain this was
the song the Lord wanted me to sing. I tried calling the preacher to ask about his sermon
so that I could make sure this song would go with his sermon. I practiced an extra song to
sing in case I didn't hear from him. I still didn't get a chance to check with the preacher
but told youth pastor to go ahead with "Set Me Free". When it was time to go down from the
choir, I sat up front waiting for the piano music to stop. I think I said something about
the song and started praying silently inside for the Lord to give me the strength to sing
this song. I felt as if I was going to cry because of the emotions inside. Then the Lord
calmed me down and I could feel His presence. Just as the music began, I looked out in the
crowd and saw a lot more young people than ususal. This song is good for anyone that is
struggling with feeling chained to the problems of this world or maybe illness. I knew then
why it was important to sing this song. Afterwards, I went and sat by my family as the preacher
began to talk about what his sermon would be. I know my face must have had a shocked look on it.
The story was about Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord knew what the preacher was going to preach
and this was the perfect song to lead up to it. Three young adults made a profession of faith
and joined the church. Our little country church is growing and people are getting saved. In
Genesis 19 the story of Sodom and Gomorrah is told. Genesis 19:1-30 KJV. 1.And there came two
angels to Sodom at event; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet
them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2.And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry
all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said,
Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3.And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house;
and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4.But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house
round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5.And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this
night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6.And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7.And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8.Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out
unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore
came they under the shadwo of my roof.
9.And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will
needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the
man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10.But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11.And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great:
so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12.And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters,
and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place.
13.For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord;
and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14.And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up get you
outof this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in
law.
15.And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters, whick are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16.And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the
hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him
without the city.
17.And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life;
look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18.And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord.
19.Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou
hast shewed unto men in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and
I die.
20.Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it
not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21.And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow
this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22.Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of
city was called Zoar.
23.The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24.Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.
25.And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which
grew upon the ground.
26.But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27.And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord.
28.And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the
smoke of a furnace.
29.And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent
Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in ther which Lot dwelt.
30.And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to
dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

I listened to God's voice and did as He ask. I didn't know why but it's not my place to ask why? He had a
plan and my plan was to follow His lead. Thanks for checking out this site and those of you that have
returned. I'm going to try and put up stories that have scriptures that I can share with you all. Have a
wonderful week.

 

 

 

MOVING MOUNTAINS

Matthew 17:1-13 KJV 1.And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

BEFORE I GIVE YOU THE SERMON, I'M GIVING YOU THESE SCRIPTURES OF AN EVENT IN JESUS CHRIST LIFE THAT WILL HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND MOVING OF MOUNTAINS IN YOUR LIFE. IN THE GALLERY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE YOU WILL FIND WHERE THESE SCRIPTURES LEAD ME TO PAINT THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THESE SCRIPTURES THAT I READ.

Matthew 17:14-20 KJV 14.And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

THREE OF THE DISCIPLES WERE ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH JESUS AND NINE WERE IN THE VALLEY OF DESPARE.

1)Universal mountain.
In this world you will have trouble.
Everyone has some sort of trouble in their lives.
Inward mountains can be guilt, worry, frustration, low self esteem, and it goes on. Having inward problems leaves you open for people to influence you in negative ways.
Outward mountain can be illness, beat down by verbal or physical abuse, and financial problems.
These don't seem to go away.

2)Escape from mountain.
one may turn to alcohol, drugs, sex, and other means of escape from their torment.
Keeps you from being able to function.
This is only a temporary relief.
Nothing is gone.

3)Magnify mountain.
No way out.
No hope.
When you are in this position put your focus on others to help them. Don't dwell on yours but others and it will help.
The battle is in the mind. (I have found that I am my worse enemy in this way.)

4)Climbing the mountain.
We make a mistake when we try to use human strength. Apart from Jesus, you can't do anything.

5)Mastery of the mountain.
Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV 5.Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Matthew 6:33 KJV 33.But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We are not designed to deal with the world on our own. (The worry of trying to control or fix whatever it is will destroy you.
You need Jesus to do it.
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV 28.Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
What load in your life you can't carry, Jesus can do it for you.
Faith can move a mountain.
Relationship with Jesus comes through Faith.
Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV 8.For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9.Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Act on Faith.
Hebrews 11:6 KJV 6.But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Romans 5:1 KJV 1.Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
He gives us Grace when the mountain doesn't move.
2 Corinthians 9:10 KJV 10.Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;
More you hold on to Jesus the stronger you are.
Jesus Grace is enough.
God is enough.

Conclusion: MOVE CLOSER TO HIM AND YOUR MOUNTAIN WILL BE MOVED

I FOUND THROUGH MY EXPERIENCES THAT JESUS HAS TO BE IN CONTROL, NOT ME. HE WILL MOVE THOSE MOUNTAINS BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN HIM RECENTLY MOVE MOUNTAINS IN MY LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS RESTORED.

 

 

 OCEANS WIDE

Looking across the sea
I wonder if my Father,
Thought of, why me?
He left like others
To defend our nation,
But what would he have to face
Or would he go home in another condition.
There were many men
Not as lucky as he,
That lost their lives
And were buried at sea.
This man that I thought I knew so well
Would hardly ever talk about or tell,
Of what happened to him in World War II.
There was island after island
That he would have to live upon.
He would live off the land
And waiting for the enemy,
As long as he could stand.
Others would live
And others would die,
But most of them to this day
Stay silent in this way.
Because what else is there to say
But "God Bless America."

Betty Thomas
June 8, 2003

When World War II began, there were so many young people that entered the war to fight
for our country and its freedoms. There were a lot that were just 18 years old and almost
over night became men and women. That was a generation of people to be repected and honored
for their bravery. Every war that has been fought to protect our rights in this country has
been important. "In God We Trust", should always be respected and honored. If you have read
my blogs and stories then you know that I trust in God to help lead me through my days. I'm
going to try and start putting more of my Father's writings and stories of his life in the
Navy during World War II. I'll also continue to put stories up of our families mission work
and adventures together.  You can go to ernestbowman.com to see his website. Don't forget  
to set your clocks back to get that extra hour of sleep back. Thanks for checking out my
website.

 

 

 

ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED

Ephesians 1:3-14 KJV 3.Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4.According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5.Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6.To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7.In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8.Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9.Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10.That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11.In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12.That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13.In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14.Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

JESUS DIED FOR THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE SINS.
Romans 3:23 KJV 23.For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Acts 16:31 KJV 31.And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
John 3:15-18 KJV 15.That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17.For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18.He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

SO WHY WOULD JESUS CHRIST DIE ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS AND OUR SALVATION FROM AN ETERNAL HELL FOREVER WITH THE devil? BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST WANTED FOR ALL TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN HEAVEN WITH HIM FOREVER. SO TO ME, IT WOULDN'T MAKE SINCE FOR US NOT TO BE (ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED)

John 10:28-30 KJV 28.And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29.My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30.I and my Father are one.

Romans 3:10 KJV 10.As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

NONE OF US ARE RIGHTEOUS, NO, NOT ONE BUT THAT IS WHY JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR US. HE KNEW THAT THERE WOULD BE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE SINS. UNTIL THE DAY OF HIS RETURN OR YOU PASS ON TO MEET JESUS, TRY AND STAY IN HIS WORD. IN MY PAST BLOGS, I HAVE EXPLAINED HOW IMPORTANT STAYING IN THE WORD IS.  THERE ARE THINGS IN OUR LIVES THAT WILL COME UP AGAINST US TO TEMPT US. WE MUST BE PREPARED. THE devil WILL TRY EVERYTHING TO TRIP YOU UP TO SIN AGAIN.

Isaiah 64:6 KJV 6.But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

JESUS CHRIST KNEW THAT HE HAD TO GO TO THE CROSS TO BE A LIVING SACRIFICE FOR ALL TO BE ABLE TO GO TO HEAVEN.

 

 

 

ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED - CONT.....

YEARS AGO, A FRIEND TOLD ME THAT THEY THOUGHT YOU COULD FALL OUT OF SALVATION.
IF SO, THEN WHY DID JESUS DIE ON A CROSS AND SUFFER SO BADLY FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD.
DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU WILL NEVER SIN AGAIN? NO, BECAUSE YOU WILL. THEN YOU MIGHT ASK,
WHY SHOULD I GET SAVED IF I'M JUST GOING TO SIN AGAIN? WE ARE HUMAN, NOT A GOD/MAN LIKE
JESUS WAS. HE WALKED THE EARTH AND FELT PAIN LIKE YOU AND I BUT HE WAS THE ONLY PERFECT
PERSON THAT LIVED HERE ON EARTH. ALSO THE devil IS STILL ROAMING THE EARTH TO STEAL, KILL,
AND DESTROY AS MANY LIVES AS HE CAN UNTIL JESUS RETURNS.
John 10:10 KJV 10.The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
SO THERE ARE TEMPTATIONS ALL THE TIME THAT WE HAVE TO FACE. THIS DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU ARE GOING
TO LOSE YOUR SALVATION BECAUSE OF THOSE SINS. THAT IS WHY WE ASK THE LORD FOR FORGIVENESS AND REPENT OF THOSE SINS.
Romans 3:23 KJV 23.For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
YOUR SIN IS NOT THE devil's BUSINESS. IT'S BETWEEN YOU AND THE LORD.
Romans 3:10 KJV 10.As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 5:6 KJV 6.For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 10:10 KJV 10.For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
SO ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED. DON'T LET THE devil LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE.
Revelation 20:10 KJV 10.And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
DON'T LET THE devil DECEIVE YOU BECAUSE THE LORD WILL RETURN AND CONQUER.

 

 

 

PRAYERS FOR MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

I MIGHT HAVE SHARED THESE POEMS BEFORE BUT I FEEL LEAD TO SHARE THESE WITH YOU TONIGHT. THESE ARE TWO POEMS THAT MY FATHER WROTE. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AS I'M POSITIVE MY CHURCH CONGREGATION IS PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. TIMES ARE REALLY BAD FOR EVERYONE. NOT ONLY AS THIS ACT OF VIOLENCE BUT FAMILIES BEING PULLED APART. WHEN TIME DRAWS NEAR THE RAPTURE, ONE OF THE SIGNS IS THE DIVISION OF THE FAMILY. THERE ARE MANY OTHER SIGNS. THESE WORDS ARE SO COMFORTING THAT MY FATHER WROTE. I'M POSITIVE IT WAS GIVEN TO HIM BY MY LORD AND SAVIOUR.

LETTER TO THE BRIDE

I AM COMING SOON MY LOVELY ONE
TO TAKE YOU HOME WITH ME,
OUR HOME IS ALMOST FINISHED
IS YOU I WANT TO SEE.

A HONEYMOON WE WILL GO ON
FOR SEVEN YEARS OF BLISS,
NOTHING FROM THE PLANET
YOU WILL REALLY EVER MISS.

I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU
THROUGH ETERNITY OR SPACE,
BY MY SIDE YOU WILL ALWAYS BE
WHICH IS YOUR RIGHTFUL PLACE.

I PURCHASED YOU WITH MY OWN BLOOD
TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO,
WHEN YOU WEAR THE ROBE I BOUGHT
IT WILL SET YOU ALL AGLOW.

WILL NOT BE LONG BE PATIENT
IN YOUR FAITH BE STRONG,
GOOD NIGHT MY DEAR, I WILL AWAKEN YOU
WITH THE COMING OF THE DAWN.

P.S.
SOME OF YOU MY SWEETHEARTS
WILL NOT EVEN HAVE TO DIE,
I WILL CHANGE YOU IN A MOMENT
IN THE TWINKLE OF AN EYE.

SO WHILE YOU ARE WAITING
PLEASE TRY TO WIN SOME MORE,
YOU WILL NEVER DREAM HOW CLOSE I AM
I AM EVEN AT THE DOOR.

GRANDPA ERNEST


THE TIMES WE ARE LIVING IN NOW SEEM TO BE COMING TO SOME KIND OF MAJOR HAPPENING. IT HAS TO, THE WAY IT IS GOING. FOR THE CHRISTIANS, THEY KNOW AND FEEL THE TIME IS CLOSE. AS I HAVE TOLD YOU IN SOME OF MY WRITINGS, ONLY GOD KNOWS. I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THE GOD OF THIS UNIVERSE IS GOING TO LET THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE CONTINUE WITH OUT A CHANGE.


TRIUMPHANT KING

WHEN THE HONEYMOON IS OVER
AND IS TIME TO CLAIM HIS THRONE,
THROUGH THE GALAXIES TOGETHER
WITH HIS BRIDE TO EARTH HE'LL COME.

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORD
WRITTEN UPON HIS THIGH,
AS THE LIGHTNING SHINETH
HE WILL COME FROM OUT THE SKY.

SATAN WILL BE VANQUISHED
TO A PIT IN OUTER SPACE,
FOR A THOUSAND YEARS HE WILL STAY
HE'LL STOP HIS DEADLY CHASE.

JESUS IS THE GREAT I AM
THE LION WILL LAY DOWN WITH THE LAMB,
FOR A THOUSAND YEARS IT WILL BE
EACH ONE WILL HAVE HIS OLIVE TREE.

A GARDEN OF EDEN WILL BE AGAIN
ROD OF IRON WILL RULE THEIR SIN,
WHEN ONE WILL DIE AT A HOUNDRED YEARS
"ONLY A CHILD" AS THEY SHED THEIR TEARS.

JESUS WILL RULE AS HE PLANS TO DO
REBELLION STILL WILL REMAIN IN A FEW,
AS THE END OF THE AGE DRAWS NIGH
SATAN WILL BE LOOSED FOR HIS LAST TRY.

FIRE FROM HEAVEN GOD WILL SEND
THAT WILL BE THE END OF HIM,
SECOND RESURECTION OF THE DEAD
IN FRONT OF THE THRONE IS SPREAD.

EVERY ONE WILL HAVE THEIR DAY
NOT A WORD WILL ANY SAY,
WILL BE WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH
AS THE LOST ARE CONSIGNED TO THE FIREY DEEP.

OLD SATIN AND THOSE THAT DID CONSPIRE
WILL BE BOUND AND THROWN IN A LAKE OF FIRE,
FINALLY WE WILL BE RID OF SIN
HEAVEN AND EARTH HE WILL MAKE AGAIN.

WHERE DWELLETH RIGHTEOUSNESS AS BEFORE
WE WILL REMEMBER THE EARTH NO MORE,
NO MATTER THE PLACE OR WHERE THE JOURNEY
WE WILL BE TOGETHER THROUGH ETERNITY.

HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US OR FORSAKE US
YOU ALWAYS HEAR HIM SAY,
FOR HE IS YOURS AND HE IS MINE
BE HAPPY TILL THAT DAY.

GRANDPA ERNEST


THE LAST WORDS MY FATHER SAID TO ME ON THE PHONE JUST MAYBE AN HOUR BEFORE HE WENT TO BE WITH JESUS WAS IT IS FINISHED. HE HAD JUST FINISHED A BOOK THAT HE HAD WRITTEN. I STILL TO THIS DAY REMEMBER HIM REPEATING IT A FEW TIMES THAT IT WAS FINISHED. HE WAS MY CHRISTIAN INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE THEN AND NOW. HIS DEVOTION TO JESUS CHRIST IN HIS LIFE GOES ON IN HIS CHILDREN. IT IS NOW OUR TIME TO PASS THIS INSPIRATION IF WE HAVE NOT ALREADY. HIS LAST WORDS HAVE HELPED ME DEAL WITH HIS LOSS. THESE WERE JESUS CHRIST LAST WORDS ON THE CROSS.

JOHN 19:30 KJV 30.When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

OUR HOPES AND PRAYERS IS THAT ALL OF THIS ONE DAY WILL BE FINISHED AND WE WILL BE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL OUT THERE AND EVERYONE PRAY FOR ENGLAND'S LOSS TONIGHT.

 

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

THIS IS THE STORY OF WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME.

Luke 1:27-80 KJV 27.To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28.And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29.And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30.And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31.And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32.He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33.And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34.Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35.And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36.And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37.For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38.And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
39.And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
40.And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
41.And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42.And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43.And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44.For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45.And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
46.And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47.And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48.For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49.For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50.And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
51.He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52.He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53.He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54.He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
55.As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
56.And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
57.Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
58.And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
59.And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
60.And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
61.And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
62.And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
63.And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
64.And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
65.And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
66.And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
67.And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
68.Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
69.And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
70.As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
71.That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
72.To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
73.The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
74.That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
75.In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
76.And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
77.To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
78.Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79.To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Luke 2:1-20 KJV 1.And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2.(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3.And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4.And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5.To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6.And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7.And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8.And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9.And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10.And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11.For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12.And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13.And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14.Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15.And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16.And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17.And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18.And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19.But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20.And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

THIS YEAR WE HAD A LOVED ONE GO TO SEE JESUS JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, SO SHE IS IN HEAVEN SPENDING CHRISTMAS WITH JESUS. YOU KNOW THAT IS AMAZING. JESUS WAS BORN, DIED, AND WAS ROSE FROM THE DEAD TO LIVE FOREVER AND EVER. ONE DAY AS CHRISTIANS WE WILL GO TO BE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN AND SPEND AN ETERNITY WITH HIM AND OUR LOVED ONES WHO KNEW HIM AS THEIR SAVIOUR. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF YOUR FAMILY GET TO KNOW WHO JESUS IS AND THAT THEY HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. WE HAVE TWO TODDLERS THAT WE ARE GREATFUL AND THANKFUL THAT WE ARE SPENDING A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WITH THEM. BOTH HAVE HEALTH ISSUES BUT THE LORD IS WORKING A MIRACLE ON BOTH OF THEM. YESTERDAY WAS SO PRECIOUS TO JUST WATCH THE TWO LITTLE GIRLS OPEN THEIR GIFTS. THEY ARE TWO MONTHS APART AND ARE FRIENDS. SO CHRISTMAS FOR ALL OF US WAS AN AMAZING DAY.
I'M SORRY FOR A DELAY ON UPLOADING ANYTHING. A FEW DAYS AGO, I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. GOT A FEW HEALTH ISSUES BUT HOPING TO GET BACK ON HERE MORE. GO TO MY YOUTUBE LINK AND WATCH "A LITTLE BREATH OF HEAVEN". I SANG THIS FOR ALL FOR CHRISTMAS. THEN CHECK OUT "DID MARY KNOW". I TRIED TO KEEP IT TOGETHER WITHOUT CRYING WHEN I SANG THESE SONGS TO MY GRANDCHILDREN YESTERDAY FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY. I HAVE SANG FOR LARGE CROWDS BEFORE AND NEVER HAD THIS MUCH TROUBLE BEFORE. I CHOKED UP BUT TOLD THEIR PARENTS TO REPLAY IT OFF YOUTUBE CAUSE IT WOULD SOUND BETTER. THOSE LITTLE ONES ARE SO PRECIOUS.

HOPE AND PRAY YOU ALL HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS.

THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.

 

 

HOW WELL IS IT WITH YOUR SOUL?

"It Is Well With My Soul" is a song by:Horatio G. Spafford in 1873.

It is a powerful song that I feel through recent experiences along
with the scriptures could be helpful with you finding a way of getting
well with your soul.

1st Verse
WHEN PEACE, LIKE A RIVER, ATTENDETH MY WAY

Isaiah 66:12 KJV 12.For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace
to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream:
then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon
her knees.

WHEN SORROWS LIKE SEA BILLOWS ROLL
Psalms 42:7 KJV 7.Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:
all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

WHATEVER MY LOT, THOU HAST TAUGHT ME TO SAY, IT IS WELL, IT IS WELL,
WITH MY SOUL

James 1:2-4 KJV 2.My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; 3.Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4.But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing.
Philippians 4:6-7 KJV 6.Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7.And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.

Chorus
IT IS WELL, WITH MY SOUL
IT IS WELL, WITH MY SOUL
IT IS WELL, IT IS WELL, WITH MY SOUL

1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV 23.And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and
I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-8 KJV 6.For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died
for the ungodly. 7.For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure
for a good man some would even dare to die. 8.But God commendeth his love toward us,
in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 Peter 1:18-19 KJV 18.Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible
things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your
fathers; 19.But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
without spot:

Verse 2
MY SIN, OH THE BLISS OF THIS GLORIOUS THOUGHT!
MY SIN, NOT IN PART BUT THE WHOLE,
IS NAILED TO THE CROSS, AND I BEAR IT NO MORE,

1 Peter 2:24 KJV 24.Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we,
being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Colossians 2:13-14 KJV 13.And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your
flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14.Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE THE LORD, O MY SOUL.

Hebrews 13:15 KJv 15.By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually,
that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Verse 3
AND LORD, HASTE THE DAY WHEN MY FAITH SHALL BE SIGHT.

1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV 12.For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now
I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

THE CLOUDS BE ROLLED BACK AS A SCROLL

Mark 14:62 KJV 62.And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right
hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

THE TRUMP SHALL RESOUND, AND THE LORD SHALL DESCEND,

1 Thessalonians 4:16 KJV 16.For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

EVEN SO, IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL,

1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 KJV 17.Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18.Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Peter 1:6-7 KJV 6.Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in
heaviness through manifold temptations: 7.That the trial of your faith, being much more precious
than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

3 John 1:2 KJV 2.Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even
as thy soul prospereth.

WHY WOULD I SHARE THIS? BECAUSE MY LOSS SINCE CHRISTMAS AND GRIEF HAS BROUGHT ME TO GET WHERE THIS
MAN WHO WROTE THIS SONG GOT IN HIS LIFE THROUGH HIS LOSS. WE ALL HAVE TO GET TO A PLACE IN OUR LIFE
THAT IT IS WELL WITH OUR SOUL. WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE GRIEVING OVER A LOSS LOVED ONE TO DEATH OR
LOVED ONES YOU CANNOT BE A PART OF THEIR LIFE, FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER. EITHER WAY IT IS A LOSS
AND YOU MUST FIND A WAY TO MOVE ON AND DO WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO IN YOUR LIFE. SOMETIMES IT IS
BEING QUIET AND STILL TO LISTEN TO WHERE GOD LEADS YOU TO GO ON IN YOUR LIFE. GET WELL WITH YOUR SOUL?
IF IT IS FOR SALVATION, GO BACK TO THE BLOG I DID ON THE "ROMAN ROAD" AND THE ONE ON "WHAT MUST I DO
TO BE SAVED? IF IT IS ALCOHOL, DRUG ADDITION, DEPRESSION, ANGER OR OTHER ISSUES, I SUGGEST TO TRY AND
FIND A CELEBRATE RECOVERY IN ONE OF THE LOCAL CHURCHES NEAR YOU. ALSO YOU CAN GO TO
www.celebraterecovery.com.
ALSO YOU CAN FIND THE STORY ABOUT THIS SONG ON m.staugustine.com

I HOPE TODAY THIS HAS HELPED YOU TO FIND A WAY TO BE WELL WITH YOUR SOUL. I HOPE TODAY TO BE ABLE TO
PUT UP THE SONG ON YOU TUBE TO SHARE WITH YOU OF HOW THE LORD BROUGHT BACK MY HIGHER OCTIVE VOICE THAT
I ONCE IN THE 90'S SHARED WITH OTHERS. I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED WEEK AND THANKS FOR RETURNING OR
CHECKING OUT MY WEBSITE. GOD BLESS YOU.

 

 

"Just A Little Touch"

How can God use me as a vessel, when my soul feels so troubled?
One would think their walk with Him would be so easy but surely it is not.
Is it faith, belief, or that this vessel just truly believes that anything is possible
through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Matthew 17:20 KJV says,  "And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard
seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Look at the disciples He chose on earth to follow
Him. His love truly changed them as they walked with Him. For yes they would doubt but
their love for Him and a Saviour of this world was enough. Mark 1:17 KJV says, "And Jesus
said unto them, "Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." He used
their vessel to heal the sick, make the lame walk and even cast out demons. Matthew 10:1 KJV
says, "And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against
unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Being one of His children was and is enough.
For Jesus was the only earthly "Perfect-Man-God."

 

 

 

TESTIMONY FOR CELEBRATE RECOVERY

JUST A FEW MONTHS BACK, I GAVE A TESTIMONY FOR ONE OF OUR CELEBRATE
RECOVERY PLACES. AT THIS PARTICULAR ONE, I HAD SANG BACK A FEW YEARS
FOR ONE OF THE RECOVERY CENTERS THAT CAME. I SHARED WITH THE LEADER
OF IT IF I COULD SHARE A PORTION OF MY TESTIMONY AND HE SAID YES. I
KNEW THAT IT WAS NO WAY FOR ME TO COVER MOST OF MY LIFE IN A SHORT
TIME THAT I WOULD HAVE TO DO IT. THIS IS MY TESTIMONY THAT I SHARED
WITH THE GROUP.

FIRST I SANG THE SONG "SAY SOMETHING" BUT I HAD CHANGED THE WORDS THAT
WAS "SAY SOMETHING I WON'T GIVE UP ON YOU"
SEE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MY LIFE THAT ARE STRUGGLING WITH SOME KIND
OF PROBLEM. I TRY NOT TO GIVE UP ON THEM. IT IS JUST WHO I AM.

SO I OPENED WITH STATING THAT TODAY I SUFFER FROM FEAR, ANGER, AND CONTROL
AS YOU KNOW ON MY WEBSITE THAT I WAS BORN IN NATCHEZ, MS. THE DAY MOTHER WAS
TRYING TO GIVE BIRTH TO ME, THE DOCTOR ASK MY DAD, DO YOU WANT YOUR WIFE OR BABY.
DAD SAID BOTH. MY PARENTS BELIEVED IN GOD AND HIS MIRACLES. THE DOCTOR WANTED TO
ABORT ME. WE MOVED TO WEST MONROE, LA., SIX MONTHS LATER AND I'VE LIVED HERE MOST
OF MY LIFE. WE MOVED TO BOMBAY, INDIA IN 1965. THAT IS ANOTHER STORY. I WAS RAISED
IN A STRONG CHRISTIAN FAMILY. IT SEEMED THAT MOST IF NOT ALL WERE CHRISTIANS. SO I
WAS OVERLY PROTECTED AS A LITTLE GIRL SHOULD BE. I WAS MARRIED IN 1972. I MARRIED
INTO A FAMILY THAT MY PARENTS WOULD HAVE SAID THAT I WAS UNEQUALLY YOLKED WITH. THIS
COMES FROM THE BIBLE AND IT IS TRUE. DON'T FALL INTO TEMPTATION BY HELPING OTHERS.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOOSE YOUR WAY. THE STRESS OF NOT FITTING IN STARTED TO CHANGE ME.
I TRIED ALCOHOL AND TRUST ME, I RECOGNIZED QUICK THAT I WAS AN ALCOHOLIC, AND A CRAZY
ONE. NONE OF THAT FOR ME. THEN STRESS BECAME TOO MUCH SO DOCTORS GAVE ME A SEDITIVES
TO HELP WITH STRESS. THIS WAS MY CHOICE OF DRUG FOR THE MOST PART. I DIDN'T THINK I
WAS ABUSING IT BUT I HAD TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DEAL WITH STRESS. I SMOKED CIGARETTES
BUT NEVER BECAME A CHAIN SMOKER. I COULD TELL YOU OF HOW BAD LIFE TREATED ME BUT WHAT
IS TRULY IMPORTANT IS I FOUND JESUS AS MY SAVIOUR AND HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH
HIM. IT TOOK BEING SAVED ONCE BUT THREE BAPTISMS TO GET IT RIGHT. I'VE ONLY TOUCHED THE
SURFACE OF MY LIFE. I CAME TO CELEBRATE RECOVERY FOR SOMEONE ELSE BUT HAVE FOUND OUT
THAT I NEEDED IT JUST AS BAD OR WORSE THAN MOST. IT'S NOT IMPORTANT TO STAND HERE AND
TALK ABOUT HOW BAD LIFE TREATED ME BUT THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE IT'S HOW GOOD
JESUS HAS BEEN TO ME AND WITH ME THROUGH A LOT OF TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS. I'M TRYING
TO LEARN TO LISTEN TO HIS VOICE AND NOT THE WORLD'S. I'M BLESSED TODAY WITH A WONDERFUL
HUSBAND, TWO SONS, THREE GRANDSONS, ONE GRANDDAUGHTER/DAUGHTER, AND ANOTHER GRANDDAUGHTER.
PLUS MY FIRST GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER. THE LORD HAS BLESSED ME WITH SO MANY TALENTS IN MY
LIFE THROUGH ALL MY TRAILS. SO, I KNOW HE LOVES ME. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A SERMON,
IT'S JUST WHO I AM NOW. I PRAY JESUS STAYS CLOSE TO ME AND THAT I REALIZE I NEED TO STAY
CLOSE TO HIM. THERE ARE CHOICES IN LIFE. I'VE CHOSE TO TAKE THIS ONE. IF YOU TAKE THIS PATH
REMEMBER JESUS IS IN CONTROL.

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE DEALING WITH SO MANY TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS IN OUR FAMILY RIGHT NOW.
IT'S THE TIMES THAT WE ALL ARE LIVING IN.

Matthew 10:21 KJV 21.And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father
the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put
to death.

FAMILIES ARE BEING DESTROYED OR PULLED APART. MY PRAYER FOR YOU TONIGHT OR EARLY MORNING IS
THAT YOU WILL FIND A WAY TO MEND YOUR FAMILY AND DRAW CLOSER TO THE LORD.

THANKS FOR CHECKING MY WEBSITE OUT OR RETURNING. THIS MONTH, I WILL CONTINUE MY TESTIMONY AT
THE RECOVERY CENTER AND HOPE TO SHARE IT ON HERE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. CHECK MY YOU TUBE
AS I WILL PROBABLY PUT OF THE VIDEO THAT THE GROUP PLANS TO RECORD.
THANKS AND MAY GOD BLESS

 

 

 

FAILURE

    Published: Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:25
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FAILURE IS WHEN YOU DO NOTHING. WORK AT IT UNTIL YOU GET IT RIGHT. GOD IS FIRST. THIS IS NOW MY PERSONAL SECTION TO SHARE MY PERSONAL FEELINGS. LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS A BED OF BEAUTIFUL ROSES. ROSE BUSHES HAVE THORNS THAT HURT WHEN YOU GET TO CLOSE TO THEM. SOMETIMES LIFE IS THAT WAY TOO. FOR ME THE PAST MONTH THE THORNS ARE GETTING IN THE WAY OF WHAT GOD HAS PUT IN FRONT OF ME TO DO. ONE IS TO SHARE SERMONS IN THE INSPIRATIONAL SECTION, SHARE WITH YOU STORIES OF MY LIFE OR HAPPENINGS IN MY LIFE. NO THIS IS NOT WRITERS BLOCK. IT IS HAVING TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS IN MY LIFE. SOMETIMES THAT WILL BE WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO DO AT THE TIME FOR HIM. WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT VERY THING AND FIGHTING A BATTLE WITH THE DEVIL. TONIGHT, I TOLD MY GRANDSON THAT I HAVE TO GET BACK ON MY WEBSITE AND CONTINUE MY WORK FOR THE LORD. HE TOLD ME THEN GET ON IT AND SHARE WITH THEM WHY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN UPLOADING STORIES OR SERMONS. SO HERE I AM A YEAR AFTER MY GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER WAS BORN. WILL I SEE HER TODAY? NO. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY? IT WILL BE IN THE STORY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE IN THE FUTURE. TWO DAYS AGO WAS ONE OF THE WORSE DAYS OF MY LIFE. I HAVE LET GOD HANDLE THIS PROBLEM AND CAN TELL YOU AS MUCH AS I LOVE HIM, I DON'T LIKE TO WAIT. YES WAIT ON THE LORD. HE DOES THINGS SO MUCH BETTER THAN WE DO AND THE HARDEST THING TO DO IS TO LET HIM WORK THINGS OUT. SO TONIGHT OR EARLY MORNING, I ASK YOU TO PRAY FOR MY GRIEVING HEART AS I AM SURE THE LORD WILL WORK THIS ISSUE OUT. I DO HAVE A NEAT SHORT STORY OF MY DAD'S THAT HAS BLOWN ME AWAY OF HIM AS A TEEN. BEEN DOING A LOT OF CLEANING OUT THIS ROOM TO SET UP AN OFFICE TO MAKE IT EASIER TO WORK ON THE TALENTS THAT THE LORD HAS BLESSED ME WITH. YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD DAY.

THANKS FOR RETURNING TO THIS WEBSITE OR JUST NOW CHECKING THIS SITE OUT.

 

 

 

THE CALLING

    Published: Monday, 05 March 2018 01:28
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THE CALLING

Ephesians 4:1-32 KJV 1.I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of
the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2.With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3.Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4.There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5.One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6.One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7.But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8.Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto
men.
9.(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the
earth?
10.He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill
all things.)
11.And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and
teachers;
12.For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of
Christ:
13.Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a
perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14.That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of
doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15.But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even
Christ:
16.From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint
supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the
body unto the edifying of itself in love.
17.This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles
walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance
that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19.Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness
with greediness.
20.But ye have not so learned Christ;
21.If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22.That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to
the deceitful lusts;
23.And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24.And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25.Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one
of another.
26.Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27.Neither give place to the devil.
28.Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing
which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
29.Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of
edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30.And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31.Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you,
with all malice:
32.And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's
sake hath forgiven you.

THIS SERMON COMES FROM WHAT THE LORD INSTRUCTED ME TO WRITE.
THE CALLING. WHAT HAS THE LORD CALLED YOU TO DO FOR HIM IN YOUR LIFE?
BEING A NEW CHRISTIAN, YOU ARE JUST PROBABLY EXCITED RIGHT NOW. EXCITED TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL ENTER
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. YOU ARE A BABY IN CHRIST AND HAVE A LIFE AHEAD OF YOU THAT SHOULD BE FOR THE
LORD. THERE ARE DIFFERENT SERVICES FOR THE LORD THAT YOU CAN DO. THE BEST PLACE TO START WOULD BE
TO READ THE BIBLE ALL THE WAY THROUGH, PRAY DAILY, AND JUST LET THE LORD LEAD YOU TO WHAT YOU MAY
DO FOR HIM. YOU THOUGHT THE BATTLE WAS OVER BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT NEED TO COME TO THE
LORD AS YOU HAVE. THE LORD WILL CHOSE YOUR CALLING. THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT ARE IN MANY
SITUATIONS AND PLACES THAT OTHERS MIGHT BE FEARFUL OF BEING IN. SOME CHRISTIANS KNOW ALMOST
IMMEDIATELY WHAT THE LORD WANTS THEM TO DO. MOST OF THE TIME IT IS A GROWING EXPERIENCE. EVEN THE
PASTOR'S ARE GROWING EVERYDAY IN CHRIST.

2 Timothy 1:9 KJV 9.Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our
works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the
world began,
GOD PLANNED FOR THE WORLD TO BE LIKE THE GARDEN OF EDEN FOR ETERNITY.
BECAUSE OF SIN, GOD GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON TO DIE ON A CROSS SO THAT WE COULD HAVE ETERNAL
LIFE.
John 3:16 KJV 16.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Hebrews 3:1 KJV 1.Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle
and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
JESUS, GOD'S SON, SUFFERED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS.
1 Peter 4:16 KJV 16.Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him
glorify God on this behalf.
WE AS CHRISTIANS OUT IN THE WORLD WILL SUFFER FOR FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST AND SPREADING HIS WORD.
SOME MAY SUFFER MORE THAN OTHERS PHYSICALLY BUT EMOTIONALLY IS BAD ALSO. DO NOT LET THE devil win
THE BATTLE BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST DID THAT ON THE CROSS.

Go back in the main text to Verse 4.There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;
1 Corinthians 1:26 KJV 26.For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the
flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

2 Peter 1:10 KJV 10.Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and
election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
THIS SCRIPTURE, I GUESS GETS TO ME A LITTLE. I DON'T FEEL WORTHY AT ALL FOR WHAT THE LORD HAS PUT
IN FRONT OF ME TO DO AND I FEEL LIKE I'M FALLING ALL THE TIME. I HAD A CHRISTIAN MOTHER AND
GRANDMOTHERS THAT I SO MUCH WOULD LOVE TO BE LIKE THEM ON A PATIENCE LEVEL. THEY LIVED IN DIFFERENT
TIMES AND DIDN'T HAVE THE STRUGGLES OF A WORLD THAT MAKES FUN OF WOMEN MOST OF THE TIME.
WHO GAVE BIRTH TO JESUS CHRIST? IT WAS A WOMAN OF GOD. I'M SURE SHE PROBABLY THOUGHT WHY ME LORD?
THERE ARE MANY WOMEN OUT THERE THAT ARE FIGHTING THIS SINFUL WORLD WITHOUT A GODLY MAN TO HELP THEM
RAISE PRECIOUS CHILDREN. A MOTHER'S LOVE IS TO BE CHERISHED AND TREATED WITH KINDNESS. NOW AS A
MOTHER AND A CHRISTIAN, I CHALLENGE YOU AS A WOMAN TO DO WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS FROM COVER TO COVER.
MY GRANDMOTHER READ THE BIBLE TWICE A YEAR. I WONDERED ALL THESE YEARS HOW SHE COULD HAVE HAD THE
PATIENCE TO FACE THE WORLD. SHE KEPT THE LORD CLOSE TO HER THROUGH READING HIS WORD DAILY AND
PRAYING FOR HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Romans 6:23 KJV 23.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus
Christ our Lord.
Romans 3:23 KJV 23.For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
1 Corinthians 4:10 KJV 10.We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak,
but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
THE UNSAVED WORLD DOES NOT LIKE CHRISTIANS. MALE OR FEMALE THEY ARE DESPISED AND THE devil WILL TRY
AND DESTROY YOUR CALLING FOR THE LORD.
DON'T LET HIM.
I PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU THAT GOD HAS CALLED TO DO A WORK FOR HIM. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT A
CHRISTIAN CAN DO. SOMETIMES WE MIGHT NOT EVEN REALIZE WHAT IT IS. YOU BEING A CHRISTIAN AND LIKE IN
VERSE 32 IN THE TEXT. LOVE ONE ANOTHER.


THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT THIS WEBSITE AND RETURNING. HAVE A WONDER WEEK AND BE BLESSED.

 WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE? CONT...

    Published: Monday, 20 November 2017 01:09
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A New Year 2015

The Year 2015 is approaching within hours. Where are you now with your relationship
with Jesus Christ? Some of us are new Christians that are on fire for the Lord. Some are
new Christians but aren't sure what do to yet. Some of us have been Christians many years
and have not grown very much in the Faith. Some are Preachers, Missionaries, Music
Directors, Youth Pastors and Teachers. Where are you?
I believe to grow in the Lord you must read His Word and Pray daily. Sometimes pray
without ceasing if the problem is great.
My father wrote a poem that shares of how simple it is to have Salvation with our Lord.
It's called "Absolutely Free".

Absolutely Free

Over and over I've read God's word
In Jesus Christ I bow my knee
Am now convinced salvation
Is absolutely free.

From cover to cover every word
Jesus said inspired they be
Believe that Jesus is the Christ
You'll find salvation absolutely free.

My creator bore my sins
Crucified on a tree
The price He paid was oh so high
But made salvation absolutely free.

Free....Free for all
Lost one can't you see
I hate my sins all the more
Since I am absolutely free.

Heaven bound
Come go with me
The debt is paid and the trip, Praise God
Is absolutely free.

He is mine and I am His
God's Lamb was slain for me
With His Blood my sins were washed
Yes, salvation is absolutely free.

A package deal it is
What He did for me and thee
Past, present, and future sins forgiven
Made it absolutely free.

Through my ear your awl please drive
Where everyone can see
Your bond servant forever
Because you absolutely set me free.

Oh what Jesus did
I'm free, I'm free, I'm free
The terrible price was His Own Blood
Praise God salvation is absolutely free

Grandpa Ernie
August 13, 1991

I pray that if you have not found Jesus this past year, that you will in the year 2015.
Thanks and have a Happy & Safe New Year.

 

 

 

My Valentine

    Published: Thursday, 09 July 2015 04:05
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SNOW TIME IN LOUISIANA

We are not prepared for the frozen weather down here in the South. The children and some
adults love it. No one usually has to work and children don't go to school. We like a little bit
of it but not too much. We are people that like good weather to fish, boating, gardening, and
hunting. Festivals are a Southern thing also. We have a festival for just about anything. It also
causes a little bit of cabin fever. That means after doing housework, cooking, arts and crafts we
start getting either depressed or on each others nerves. I had someone from the North say,
"it is colder here than up North cause we don't have so much humidity." They were right. So
usually our visits outdoor during this time is short. Today while trying to find something to
do for this Website, I came across a poem that my Dad wrote may years ago. I would love
to share it with you. It brought tears and a smile to my face today.


My Valentine

White lamp lit your picture
Ghost of the past was there
Statue of grandma Buie
Slight build Irish lass.

Deep blue eyes of your granddad
With sadness set far apart
Nice shaped nose of the Bowman's
A string you tied to my heart.

Pretty hair of your mother
Forehead fair as the Greek
A loving heart....yes
From which you always speak

Cute gopher teeth
Placed over a delicate chin
Hyper as a Cocker Spaniel
You have always been

Yes you are my oldest
The one that fished with me
Strolled along the levy together
Tears in your eyes I would see

Happy you are my daughter
Would have envied someone else
Will now put your picture back
By the white lamp on the shelf

Love Dad
(Grandpa Ernie)

I don't remember this poem that he wrote for me. Today I really needed it. This was a
blessing to find it today. Hope Spring comes really soon and we get beautiful flowers and
get to go fishing soon. Have a Blessed Week.

 

 

 

EVERLASTING FATHER

    Published: Monday, 06 March 2017 01:26
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EVERLASTING FATHER

BRIGHT SUNDAY MORNING
HEARD OUR PASTOR PRAY,
AT BOVONI VIRGIN ISLAND
IN CHURCH THE OTHER DAY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
FOR YOUR ONLY SON,
WHO COVERED OVER WITH BLOOD
THE SINS THAT I HAVE DONE.
SOME TIMES I GET DISCOURAGED
WHEN THINGS DON'T WORK OUT RIGHT,
GUESS IS SORT OF
CAUSE YOU ARE NOT IN SIGHT.
EVERLASTING FATHER
WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME,
WILL NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE
THROUGH OUT ETERNITY.
WITH FACE UPLIFTED
EYES TRYING HARD TO SEE,
AM CERTAIN WHAT I SAW
A GLOW THERE SEEMED TO BE.
LORD HOW LONESOME
EVEN AS A CHILD,
I KNOW LORD
IS ONLY FOR AWHILE.
AM SORRY LORD
KNOW WE SHOULD NOT FRET,
THE REASON I AM LONESOME
I KNOW LORD I'M NOT HOME YET.

GRANDPA ERNIE
BOVONI V.I.
AUGUST 27, 1089

I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD SHARE SOME OF MY DAD'S POEMS. NOT ABLE TO
LOAD SERMONS RIGHT NOW. I WILL SHARE HIS CHRISTIAN POEMS FOR NOW
ON SUNDAY.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHECKING OUT MY WEBSITE OR RETURNING.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK.

 

 

 

I FOUND THIS WRITING IN SOME OF MY DAD'S THINGS A FEW WEEKS BACK. I DIDN'T KNOW THIS HAPPENED IN HIS LIFE. HE TOLD ME THAT IF I WANTED TO KNOW WHO HE WAS READ HIS WRITINGS.


I BET MY LIFE

I SHOULD HAVE NEVER TRIED TO SWIM THAT FAR IN THE OPEN GULF. I HAD A HALF MILE TO GO TO THE DOCK ON THE TEXAS CITY JETTIES. MY LEFT LEG STARTED TO TIGHTEN UP. LEG CRAMP!! THE DISTANCE TO THE DOCK HAD BECOME FOREVER. I LOVED TO SWIM, THE FEELING OF LIGHTNESS AND THE EXERCISE WAS GREAT. THE MORNING WAS GREAT. THE WAVES WERE NOT THAT LARGE, JUST GENTLE SWELLS. I STOPPED GOING FORWARD AND BEGAN TREADING WATER. I WAS ON THE MILE RELAY AT SCHOOL AND PLAYED TENNIS. MY LEGS SHOULD NOT BE CRAMPING. ALL RIGHT YOUR NOSE IS STILL ABOVE WATER. YOU ARE BREATHING YOU ARE NOT DEAD. I WONDERED HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE THE CRABS AND SHRIMP TO CLEAN MY BONES. AT LEAST THEY WOULD NOT EAT MY BATHING SUIT. SUCH STUPID THINKING AT A TIME LIKE THIS. I KNOW THAT A CRAMP COULD BE DEADLY IN ANY KIND OF WATER. THIS WAS A GOOD TIME TO PROVE THE POINT.

FORTY-FIVE MINUTES AGO WE HAD DECIDED TO SWIM FROM THE SUGAR DOCKS TO THE PIER ON THE TEXAS CITY JETTIES. I DON'T KNOW WHY I BET MY LIFE I COULD DO IT. THAT IS JUST EXACTLY WHAT I HAD BET. I HAD BET MY LIFE. WE SHOULD HAVE HAD A BOAT ALONG FOR THAT LENGTH OF SWIM IN THE OPEN GULF. WE DIDN'T. WE WERE TEN FEET TALL AND BULLET PROOF TEEN AGE. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE THE CRAMP TO TURN LOOSE. I COULD NOT TREAD WATER FOREVER.

     "BOB, I AM GETTING A CRAMP. IT HAS NOT LOCKED UP YET."


     "HERE PUT YOUR HAND ON MY SHOULDER AND RELAX. JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH OUT OF THE WATER AND BREATHE
      THROUGH YOUR MOUTH. WE WILL MAKE IT." THAT WAS MY COUSIN SPEAKING.


     "WHY DID MY LEGS START TO CRAMP? I USE THEM ALL THE TIME." IT WASN'T THE WHY BUT THE HOW TO           MAKE THE HALF MILE AHEAD OF ME.


     "YOU ARE USING MUSCLES THAT YOU SELDOM USE." BOB WAS THE SWIMMING CHAMPION OF THE TEXAS CITY          AREA. HE WAS EVEN BETTER LOOKING THAN TARZAN. I HAD TO GO WITH THE GIRLS HE CULLED. THEY WERE
      STUCK WITH MER. WHY WAS I THINKING OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT? JUST THE SMALL PRESSURE I WAS             PUTTING ON HIM LET ME COMPLETELY RELAX.


     "OK, LET ME TRY IT. I'LL DRAG THE LEG AND JUST DOG PADDLE THE REST OF THE WAY. I CUT MY FOOT ON       AN OYSTER SHELL. HOPE THAT THE SHARKS DON'T GET ME." I ROLLED OVER ON MY BACK AND STARTED TO         ROW TOWARD THE SHORE.


DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW IT ENDED? I DROWN AND AM A GHOST WRITING THIS ON A FINE SUNNY WINTER DAY. I LEARNED A REAL LESSON THAT DAY. RULES ARE THERE FOR A REASON. IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR BOB AND THE FEW MINUTES TO RELAX MY MUSCLES, I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN HERE SIXTY YEARS LATER.

GRANDPA ERNIE

 

 

 

 

PICTURE BY THE LAMP

WHITE LAMP LIT YOUR PICTURE
COULD SEE GHOST OF THE PAST,
RESEMBLANCE OF GRANDMA BUIE
SLIGHT BUILT IRISH LASS.

DEEP BLUE EYES OF MY DAD
WITH SADNESS SET FAR APART,
NICE FORMED NOSE OF MY FOLKS
A STRING YOU TIED TO MY HEART.

PRETTY HAIR OF YOUR MOTHER
FOREHEAD FAIR AS THE GREEK,
A LOVING HEART
FROM WHICH YOU ALWAYS SPEAK.

CUTE CHIPMUNK TEETH
PLACED OVER A DELICATE CHIN,
HYPER AS A COCKER SPANIEL
YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN.

YOU ARE MY OLDEST
THE ONES THAT FISHED WITH ME,
STROLLED ALONG THE RIVER TOGETHER
TEARS IN THOSE EYES I DID SEE.

HAPPY YOU ARE MY DAUGHTER
WOULD HAVE ENVIED SOME ONE ELSE,
WILL NOW PUT YOUR PICTURE BACK
BY THE WHITE LAMP ON THE SHELF.

GRANDPA ERNEST
"1988"

THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN BY MY DAD.
I'VE BEEN FINDING LITTLE TREASURES
IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH OVERED NOTEBOOKS
THAT HE WROTE HIS POEMS IN. HE LATER
PUT THEM IN HIS COMPUTER BUT SOME WERE
LEFT IN THESE BOOKS.
I AM THE OLDEST AND THIS POEM DESCRIBED
ME THEN AND PRETTY MUCH NOW.

I REMEMBER THE FISHING TRIPS ON SATURDAY
MORNING. WE WOULD GET UP BEFORE DAY LIGHT
AND HEAD FOR THE LAKE. WE WOULD STOP FOR BAIT
AND SNACKS. COCA COLA IN THE BOTTLE, PEANUTS,
APPLE, AND BANANA FLIPS. THIS IS NORTH LOUISIANA
AND THIS LAKE HAS CYPRESS TREES, MOSS HANGING
FROM THEM, SNAKES, WASP, SPIDERS, AND LET'S DON'T
FORGET THE ALLIGATORS. HE WOULD DRIVE UP AND PARK
THE VEHICLE AFTER PUTTING THE BOAT IN THE WATER.
I WAS ALWAYS UP IN THE FRONT SO I COULD SEE WHAT
WAS GOING ON. NOT ALL TRUE TO THAT STATEMENT
COMPLETELY BECAUSE I WAS IN THE FRONT, BUT FACING
THE BACK. IT DIDN'T TAKE BUT ONE TRIP IN THE BOAT
WITH DAD TO KNOW YOU WOULD NOT AND COULD NOT WATCH
HIM DRIVE INTO ALL THE TREES AHEAD OF THE BEGINNING
TO NOWHERE. NOTHING BUT TREES, STUMPS, MORE TREES
THAT WERE REALLY CLOSE TOGETHER AND MY DAD AT FULL
THROTTLE GOING FORWARD INTO NOWHERE. HOW COULD YOU
FISH SOMEONE, WOULD THINK CAUSE OF ALL THE TREES. THERE
IS OPENINGS IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PLACE AND HE WOULD
SLOW DOWN THE BOAT AND TELL ME TO START FISHING. AT
THIS POINT YOU THOUGHT OKAY THERE IS LIFE ON THE OTHER
SIDE OF THESE TREES AND A SKY ABOVE THAT YOU COULD SEE.
WE DID GET A CHANCE TO CATCH A LOT OF FISH. MOST PEOPLE
SAY THEY CAN'T CATCH FISH IN THIS LAKE BUT THAT WAS
BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT GO TOO FAR INTO THE AREA
OF NOWHERE. DON'T EVEN ATTEMPT TO GO FISHING IN THE
MIDDLE PART IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WAY IN AND OUT. SCARY!!!
YES, WHEN YOUR DAD SAID WE CAN'T GO ANY FURTHER CAUSE THERE
IS A PLACE CALLED ALLIGATOR ISLAND. I DIDN'T NEED DETAILS.
WE WENT FISHING A LOT OF PLACES AND ALWAYS CAUGHT FISH. HE
NEVER WENT FISHING WITHOUT CHECKING THE ALMANAC, WEATHER
AND THE COWS. YES THE COWS. IF THEY ARE LAYIG DOWN THE FISH
AREN'T GOING TO BITE. YES, I CAN CLEAN FISH WITH THE BEST
OF THEM. I WOULD RATHER CLEAN THE BRIM AND PERCH. THEY ARE
EASIER FOR A WOMAN TO CLEAN THEM OR FOR MY DELICATE HANDS.

JUST THOUGHT I WOULD TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT MY ADVENTURES
WITH MY DAD. I DIDN'T TELL YOU THE NAME OF THE LAKE. WELL
THE "DUCK DYNASTY" MEN HAVE FISHED IT BEFORE. YOU CAN TRUST
ME ON THAT ONE. I WAS RAISED IN THE SAME TOWN. IF YOU GET A
CHANCE GO SEE THERE PLACE. IF YOU WANT TO FISH THAT LAKE YOU
MIGHT ASK SOMEONE THERE IF THEY KNOW SOMEONE THAT WILL TAKE
YOU FISHING. CHENIERE LAKE IN WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA.

THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT MY WEBSITE AND RETURNING. HAVE A
GREAT WEEKEND AND WEEK COMING UP.

 

 

 

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH A NEW HEART

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 17.Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all
things are become new.

THE LORD WANTS YOU TO COME JUST AS YOU ARE. LET GOD HAVE
CONTROL. CONTROL IS AN ILLUSION. YOU DON'T HAVE CONTROL.
YOU CAN HAVE CONTROL OVER WHETHER YOU CHOOSE JESUS AS YOUR
SAVIOUR AND SPEND ETERNITY IN HEAVEN OR CHOOSE ETERNITY IN HELL.

YOU NEED A HEART TRANSPLANT. ETERNAL INSURANCE.
SALVATION IS FREE. GOD CREATED MAN FOR FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM.

Luke 6:35 KJV 35.But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend,
hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye
shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the
unthankful and to the evil.

GOD LOVES EVERYONE AND WANTS EVERYONE TO LOVE HIM BACK.

DEVIL LIKES TO KEEP US BUSY AND WE GET INTO A RUT. YOUR ATTITUDE
HAS TO BE GOOD. REALLY LISTEN TO OTHERS WHEN THEY ARE ASKING YOU
SOMETHING AND TRY TO HELP.

WHEN YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN YOU HAVE NO VACATION DAYS. YOU ARE ALWAYS
WORKING FOR GOD IN SOME WAY. JESUS IS A ONE SIZE FITS ALL. HE WANTS
TO BE NUMBER ONE IN YOUR LIFE. WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN
ANYONE, GOD WILL PUT YOU BACK INTO YOUR PLACE. HE WILL SHOW YOU THAT
YOU ARE WRONG. GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD. WE HAVE A HEART PROBLEM.

1 Corinthians 13:2 KJV 2.And though I have the gift of prophecy, and
understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all
faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity,
I am nothing.

Proverbs 19:21 KJV 21.There are many devices in a man's heart;
nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

IT TAKES MORE EFFORT TO BE NICE AND HELP PEOPLE. WE AS CHRISTIANS ARE
SINNERS SAVED BY GRACE.

GODLY HEART TRANSPLANT

1)Shows you how to love like God does. We can't truly show love until
we love like God.
2)We are no longer defined by our old mistakes. God has molded us to
His own image. Genesis 1:27 KJV 27.So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Because we came to God the black cloud of sin is removed.
John 10:10 KJV 10.The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill,
and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly.
Don't let the devil rob you of your joy.
1 JOhn 4:4 KJV 4.Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Look forward to the future and stop looking at the past. With Jesus as
your saviour, you have a renewed heart and a future. He gives us hope.

GIVE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

2 GREAT THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT PRAYER.
1)Pray for someone else.
2)Pray for all.

THIS WAS OUR YOUTH PASTOR'S SERMON LAST NIGHT. THIS WAS TRULY A BLESSING
TO MY HEART.

THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT THIS WEBSITE AND THE ONES THAT HAVE RETURNED.
HAVE A GREAT COMING UP WEEKEND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Proud Heritage"

We sailed the sea
Yes, you and me,
To find what freedoms
There could be.

Freedoms of heritage
Passed on by us,
To find that it all
Was in God we trust.

Carolina's coast
Was where we land,
From then to now
We have made a stand.

The only difference
That you can see,
Is the proud heritage
It has left for you and me.

A comfort to know
That we are free,
That it was not left
To just the sea.

Betty Thomas

This was written for a heritage contest for a patriotic society in the late 90's.
Today we need to really focus on where this taking down of the Confederate Flag is
going to take us next. I love the American Flag. Will that be the next flag that is
removed. Think about it. It's the people who are hurting others not a flag.

 

 

 

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

SAINT BARTHOLOMEW - NATHANIEL  JOHN 1:43-51 KJV 43:The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44.Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45.Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46.And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47.Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48.Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
49.Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50.Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
51.And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
JOHN 21:2 KJV 2.There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.


SAINT JAMES - MARK 15:40 KJV 40.There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
GALATIANS 1:19 KJV 19.But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.


SAINT ANDREW - THE FIRST CALLED

JUDAS ISCARIOT - BEST KNOWN FOR HIS KISS AND BETRAYAL OF JESUS

SAINT PETER - OR SIMON PETER

JOHN THE APOSTLE - REFERRED TO AS THE AUTHOR OF FIVE BOOKS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

THOMAS THE APOSTLE - KNOWN FOR QUESTIONING JESUS' RESEURRECTION
JOHN 10:28 KJV 28.And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
JOHN 11:16 KJV 16.Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples. Let us also go, that we may die with him.


JAMES THE GREATER - FIRST TO JOIN JESUS
MATTHEW 4:21-22 KJV 21.And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22.And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
MARK 1:19-20 KJV 19.And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
20.And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
ACTS 12:1-2 KJV 1.Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
2.And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.


PHILIP THE APOSTLE - JOHN 1:45-47 KJV 45.Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46.And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47.Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!


MATTHEW THE EVANGELIST - MATTHEW 9:9 KJV 9.And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
MATTHEW 10:3 KJV 3.Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
MARK 2:14 KJV 14.And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
LUKE 5:27 KJV 27.And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.


JUDE THE APOSTLE - LUKE 6:16 KJV 16.And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
ACTS 1:13 KJV 13.And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
JOHN 14:22 KJV 22.Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
MARK 6:3 KJV 3.Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
MATTHEW 13:55-57 KJV 55.Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56.And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57.And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.


SIMON THE ZEALOT - LUKE 6:15 KJV 15.Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
ACTS 1:13 KJV 13.And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
MATTHEW 10:4 KJV 4.Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
MARK 3:18 KJV 18.And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,
LUKE 6:15 KJV 15.Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
ACTS 1:13 KJV 13.And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
MARK 6:3 KJV 3.Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.


THESE ARE THE TWELVE DISCIPLES THAT LIVED AND FOLLOWED JESUS WHILE HE WAS HERE ON EARTH. THESE ARE SOME SCRIPTURES THAT TELLS OF WHO THEY WERE. THERE ARE MANY SCRIPTURES IN THE BIBLE OF WHAT THEY DID OR WHAT HAPPENED DURING THAT TIME.

SO WE AS CHRISTIANS TODAY, WHO ARE WE?
WE ARE DISCIPLES JUST LIKE THESE TWELVE THAT ARE LISTED.

ARE WE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS TODAY?
WE SHOULD BE DOING AS THEY DID AND PREACHING OR TELLING OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

DO WE HAVE A CALLING TO TEACH HIS WORD TO OTHERS?
WE ALL AS CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED. SOME OF US ARE CALLED IN DIFFERENT WAYS BUT WE ALL NEED TO BE GETTING OUT THE GOSPEL TO OTHERS.

SINCE YOU BECAME A CHRISTIAN, HAVE YOU PRAYED ABOUT WHAT YOU THOUGHT JESUS WANTED YOU TO DO AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST?
SOME KNOW THEIR CALLING NOT LONG AFTER THEY BECOME A CHILD OF GOD BUT OTHERS IT MAY TAKE LONGER. SEEK HIS WILL FOR YOU THROUGH SOME OF THESE EXAMPLES BELOW.

1)PRAY FOR HIS WILL OR DIRECTION.

2)READ THE BIBLE AND STUDY HIS WORD DAILY.

3)USE YOUR TALENTS. EVERYONE OF HIS CHILDREN HAVE A TALENT THAT CAN BE USED TO BRING OTHERS TO HIM.

4)YOUR TESTIMONY OF HOW YOU CAME TO KNOW JESUS IS ONE OF THE BEST TOOLS TO BRING OTHERS TO JESUS.

5)IF YOU FEEL THE CALLING TO SERVE HIM IN A GREATER CAPACITY, GO TO YOUR PASTOR OR ANOTHER CHRISTIAN FOR HELP TO MOVE FORWARD IN THIS DIRECTION.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES BUT THE GREATEST TEACHER IS READING YOUR BIBLE. THANKS FOR COMING TO THIS WEBSITE OR RETURNING. I PRAY THE LORD WILL LEAD ME TO CONTINUE THE CALLING THAT HE HAS GIVEN ME. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.