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There have been many times when a thought or a message came to mind.  Times when God gently spoke to me about things on my mind or maybe things that I was going through.  Here are some blog postings written rather spontaneously with no continuity of message or of sequenced date, just some spontaneous thoughts on various subjects.

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Blessings and Curses Are Conditional

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Included in the Palestinian Covenant is a vital principle of Scripture:

Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.  (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

 

The Dake Annotated Reference Bible expou...

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Temptation

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Diets can be maddening because they make it so difficult to stick to your convictions.  The plan looks great, with a limit on calories or grams of fat per day and a list of prohibited or acceptable edibles.  But when offered a piece of pie, you give in to the temptation, forgetting your diet and your resolution to lose weight.  This struggle is real.  It’s war.

 

The beginning of the Bible tells all about the origin of the world, life, people, and wo...

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No free ticket here

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This morning I read the book of Jude.  It is a book that I have only read a time or two and I am not sure why.  It may be because it is such a short book having only one chapter.  As I read Jude it spoke to me very clearly as the warning that it is.  One phase in particular stood out among the rest, "...some godless people have wormed their way in among you, saying that God's forgiveness allows us to live immoral lives."

 

This is the exact thing that we a...

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Never again speak...

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 11:47 AM Comments comments (0)

This morning I was reading through Chapter 4 in the Book of Acts and came across some scripture which I am I sure I have read dozens of times or more over the years.  When I read these words this morning they spoke to me and jumped out at me to remind me of a time years ago.


It's been more than a dozen years ago when I was doing some consulting for a small drilling fluids company. I found out that the owner, Bill, was a "Christian" and was also doing volunteer prison mi...

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Believe it....

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I have said it many times and I truly believe it, "If you believe it, you will receive it."  I don't know where that quote came from but it is a good quote.  It is a quote of faith or as I like to think a quote of supernatural faith.


Recently The Jeremiah Group, the ministry that God has given me charge of, received the needed money to purchase a ministry tent that we needed.  When...

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Just sayin'...

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM Comments comments (0)

I was just sitting here thinking about my neighbor Jesse who passed away a few days ago, and I was thinking about life.  Mine has been great with many peaks and valleys, and I am sure that Jesse would have said the same thing.


In thinking about my own life all I can say is that I am very blessed.  I have a lot of children and the numbers of grand-children are growing rapidly.  I have my health and my kids are all healthy.  I have income in a time when so ...

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Living Water

Posted on August 21, 2010 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (1)

Much of the country is walking around spiritually dehydrated.  More troubling is the fact that when we are spiritually dehydrated, we forget where to turn.

 

The answer is simple: Drink Living Water!

 

Drinking Water

 

In our day-to-day lives it is important that we drink plenty of water every day.  It is recommended that we drink about eight 8 oz.  cups (about 2 liters) of water every day.  Water is your body's pri...

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Seeking Someone...

Posted on August 8, 2010 at 10:57 PM Comments comments (0)

 

"Stay alert!  Watch out for your great enemy, the devil.  He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.  Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith..." 1Peter 5:8-9


I just finished reading the book of 1 Peter and when I read the familiar 1Peter 5:8 the word "whom" or "someone (NLT)" really stood out.  What this word was telling me is that the devil is seeking to destroy anyone and everyone.  This is what h...

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The Choice Is Yours

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 9:48 PM Comments comments (0)

Imagine walking through a forest and coming upon a big open field.  Imagine that in that field all you could see was a bunch of dried up weeds.  Now imagine walking into that field of ugly brown dried up weeds and finding in the middle of all of it…a flower full of life and beauty.

 

This beautiful flower with all of its color and beauty had flourished in the middle of all the death that surrounded it.  Isn't that exactly what God wants us to do?  Do...

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Time Flies

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 11:24 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted a blog.  I don't know why time flies like it does, but it does.


I have been "kinda" busy but then again not so much that I haven't had time to post something.  Truth is I wonder if any body reads my blogs.  I wonder if I am just wasting my time here or is it worth something.  I could use this as a place to vent my fustrations, but then I have to be careful about what I share just in case someone actually did...

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