Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This world is alot of fun, its full of lust, laughter, people always hi-fiving each other . If one let's his eyes linger just a bit longer at the opposite sex , the possibility of flirting is there . The gossip around the water cooler is always so inviting, one gets to hear "the latest". Am so glad for the new line-up of tv shows, alot of off-colour innuendos , not to mention all the "skin" they are showing. And what about E-Harmony, where would we be without E-Harmony, 29 ways of finding compatibility. There is so much in common with the candidates from E-Harmony, they all have the same story ! - Amazing -- Girlfriends and boyfriends , ex-divorce's , grass was greener stories -- but now thanks to E-Harmony , life is perfect.
The future is great with the world -- 401 K plans enable us to retire early , buy more toys, more trips, more golf -- more cookouts by the pool -- yes , this is what its all about -- ME , ME and ME. Now , I don't want U to think I am not about God , I am - I go to church and do feel bad for some unfortunates, I give to my chuch and I believe God is understanding and will let me in heaven because Jesus did die for me -----plus , I am in no way as bad as some people. I am not "narrow minded" like some radical types -- God is not that narrow minded as some of "those" people would like U to think .
So All in All -------- I am happy and glad to be part of this big picture ------------

OK --------- quiz time ----



Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sun is Setting -- What is left behind --

Sun is setting on yet another day -
Driving up to our daughter's house, we passed a crumbling down old country cottage.
A home at one time to perhaps a family, a family that may be "long gone".
Ghostly footprints along the main walk, happy memories, sad memories , nothing remains now , nothing left behind --------

This is so true with "life" - The only thing left behind for the Washed in the Blood , Saved thru Faith in the Finished Work of Christ Christian are the "things" done in Christ's Name and for The Kingdom of God -

A "helping" hand in Christ's name, influencing a lost soul towards The Christ of Calvary -
Letting "someone" know , your praying for them as they struggle -

"We" all have been inspired by someone the Lord had "placed" along our path -

Continue my "friends", to be That Someone that God can use so there is something "left behind" to glorify God --
"Let your light so shine before men that they will "SEE GOD" --

remember to pray for Shelby, Colby and Taylor - Donna and family - Terry and Bernie and Betty and Mom Golden and the Van -- Lpp and Lmg and family -Claire's "R" - Felisol's Serina and Gunnar - remember just not lip sinc but to "believe" and plead for these people -- for David the pilgrim -- Amrita's body and church project - for Red head Robin and her desire to be used of God -- for Vicki to not worry for Shelby --
Bless these people Lord , we pray in Jesus Matchless Name ---


Thursday, August 7, 2008


Without vision - people perish - get discouraged, feel alone --
We need to see God - the God of the Bible -- the ONE that Isaiah said :
THE ONE Who is High and Lifted Up
THE ONE Who told Joshua, I AM the Captain of The Host of The Lord (Joshua 5:13-15)
THE ONE Who told Gideon to thin out his army to 300 so that the Glory would go to GOD
THE ONE Who sends his Angel to destroy pagan armies that oppose HIS people -
THE ONE Who lets Ezekiel see HIS cherubims - the majesty of what goes on 24/7 in HIS PRESENCE --
THE ONE Who sent HIS Angel to tell paul that his ship would go down but they will be saved.

OUR GOD is an AWESOME GOD -- we need to "see" with the eye of "faith" and take a stand , tell the devil what a liar he is and a loser to boot -- and Be Strong in THE LORD
We need to "see" GOD , our GOD , the GOD of the Bible as ALWAYS ALL SUFFICIENT in ALL THINGS , IN ALL WAYS and AT ALL TIMES

Blessings to All the pals --
remember to pray for all our friends and needs --

Sunday, July 27, 2008


For most , going to church on Sunday is like putting on a "suit" - looking to please God with our effort and hoping God will help us and let us in His Kingdom and we make our weekly vows of trying to be a better person --

Of course , the "born-again" Christian knows the difference , knows that it has nothing to do with our "effort" that we are sinners even in our "best suit".

Counterfeit Christianity is one of "works" , "liturgy" all good except it dosen't save -- ( and many liberal christians don't believe in the devil , satan, lucifer - and they also don't believe in the bible as the Inspired Word of God -- many think that a "little" religion is good but not too much.) ---- the devil , is not "afraid" of this type of christianity -- for their is no preaching of sin and the need for The Shed Blood of Christ to be applied by "faith" to a penitent sinner seeking personal forgiveness and not relying on his or her goodness or works to influence God to save them.

Biblical, Salvation is taught in most evangelical churches and will always CENTER around these truths --
Man is lost without hope and no amount of good works on his part can save him --
Looking to God and trusting Christ's Atonement for our sins as the ONLY way of salvation
God the Father , God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as portrayed thru Holy Writ -
Christ is the Word -- The Word made Flesh - Incarnate Birth , born of a virgin --

Now evangelical churches have different styles of worship and some favor certain doctrines not essential to the above mentioned truths --

Also , there are "many" born-again believers in non-evangelical churches for "whosoever" believeth on ME shall be saved -------- many not even in churches , they may be in jungles, or prisons or anywhere --- God the Holy Spirit roams thru-out the earth "looking" for that lost sheep ---

Be sure of this -- If U will live godly and live for the Lord Jesus, looking to witness for HIM, to be a praying Christian, U will suffer (go thru) tribulation of some type , in some fashion , whether it will be in your own home or at work -- in your own personal struggles with the flesh -- or the "spirit" of lukewarmness --

Let us draw nigh to this Jesus -- let our prayer be " Jesus keep me near the cross - there a precious Fountain "

Let us "shake" heaven and hell -- for this God , our God has entrusted this message to us , He promised never to leave us , we are not alone -- angels surround us, The Blood covers us, The Spirit enables us -------- demons with bulging eyes fear us, the devil hates us --

Blessings on All U Christian pilgrims --


Saturday, July 26, 2008


His "soft" voice
Have U heard it ? ---- He whispers in ways U can't describe , U can tell when He speaks for His words always line up with Holiness, His Kingdom , and His Word.

His voice always comes with peace -- prayer precedes His speaking , seeking God's glory insures we are "hearing aright" ------ and confirmation thru His Word , The Living Word and the Holy Spirit bears witness ---------
His voice sometimes prompts U to be extra kind to a certain person
His voice sometimes says to be "quiet" when standing around the coffee machine
His voice sometimes says "get up" and walk down the street

Years ago when pastoring, I had a long hard day and got home from visiting a saintly mother of Israel that was dying -- I arrive home around 11 pm. on a dark rainy saturday nite .
My wife said that a friend that I had led to the Lord 2 years earlier was on his way up with his wife as he was having a difficult time in his marriage (she was not a saved woman at the time). Well, this friend never was up in these mountains in NH and didn't know how to get where we lived , he asked my wife for the best way to our home but she couldn't help him and he said he was leaving and would try and find us --
Exhausted from a long day, eyes were bloodshot from drivng from the hospital, I went to bed at 11:30, at 11:45 The Lord stirred within me to pray for John, my wife said whats wrong as I stood at the parsonage door and looked out on a pouring rain -- I said it's about John and I prayed, my wife said come back to bed -- he will get in ok --
At 12 midnite the Lord "impressed" upon me to get up and drive down the road - I got up and my wife said what are U doing , I said " The Lord wants me to drive down the road "
In my car driving down Rt. 10 for about 7 miles in the dark with bloodshot eyes in the pouring rain I approached the intersection of Rt. 25 out of Plymouth N.H. -- and at the exact point of the intersection a car came out of the darkened road and it was my friend and his wife --
Our cars met in that intersection "guided" by The ONE WHO cares for our every need.
John and I opened our windows , he nodded and I did and he followed me back to the parsonage.
The next day John told me that he was so lost in those dark mountains , that he prayed at 11:45 for God to help him --- frantic by midnite, he prayed for God to send someone to guide him.

Their marriage survived and his wife later was wonderfully saved ( I didn't have anything to do with that ) ---

Too many people say "God told them" I don't buy into that , but I do know that God will direct His children, if we go slow, line everything up with the Word , and is in accordance with glory for His Kingdom ---

"thoughts of yesteryear"


The Peace that passes "understanding" shall KEEP your heart and mind -

Yes , I know that peace that "tells" me I am saved - I am God's child
But what about that other peace -------

When cupboards may be empty and U've prayed and trusted and U rise from your knees "KNOWING" God has heard U ------ that peace
When U have prayed and committed a loved one to the Lord for them to be saved - U rise "KNOWING" God has heard U ---- that peace
When finances are stretched and U "looked" to GOD and even though the funds are low - U rise "KNOWING" God has heard U ------ that peace

Think not that this "peace" is for the "other" person ---------- for has not the Lord promised this for us ---------

"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things and more shall be done unto U"
So - now we have a "choice"
We either say , yes I have prayed but "things" seemed no different or
We say, I prayed , took God at His Word, I rose and "trusted" and looked for the answer -

I choose and chose the latter and can tell U that God has never failed to do what we needed in His time and in His Way ----------

If we are "anxious" beyond reasonable limits , if turmoil or confusion -- then stop , read His promises anew -- trust and look to Who promised these things for U --- REST IN HIM



Let us NOT be as the "natural" man who relys on his ability -- on his cunning -- on his influence --- on his friends --
Let us not be as the "natural" man who complains -- who gets angry -- who "hints" -- who "winks" with his eyes behind people --- who smirks -- who is "clever" -- who is always superficial ---
Let us not be as the "natural" man whose time and investment is in this world ---

Let us BE as the "spiritual" man who relys on God's Ability -- on His Omniscience -- on His influence --- "let us be called the friends of God
Let us be as the "spiritual" man who blesses and not curses -- who is slow to speak -- slow to anger --- who is genuine to those around him --- who is not "wise" in his own eyes -- who is deep , quiet and humble -----------
Let us be as the "spiritual" man whose time and investment is in the Kingdom of God -

"We " are Christians , bought by the precious blood of GOD --
"We " march to a different DRUMMER -- We fight on our KNEES --- Our strength is not in our might or power but ABIDING IN HIS SPIRIT ----
"We " win by being Christlike -- by loving , forgiving , blessing and giving "Cups of cold water IN HIS NAME ---------------"

"ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK " WE STAND -------- all other ground - ALL other ground is sinking sand ------

remember to pray for our needs -- U know them loved one's --
Blessings to the pals this saturday