Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Me and God

This is a real good song. I fell in love with it the very first time I listened to it.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The 25th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Since it is Christmas I wanted to share the main reason for Christmas. Which is Jesus' birth. Here is a link to read the Christmas Story. I hope that sometime today everyone will sit down and read the Christmas story. Whether it is with your family or by yourself. Merry CHRISTmas to everyone!!!

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The 21st Day of the 25 Days of Christmas



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The 20th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The 19th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Would you believe me if I said a Christmas song came about because of the poem, "Twas The Night Before Christmas?" Clement Clarke Moore was the writer of the poem and he was a son of an Episcopalian bishop. Moore heard that the Episcopalians was wanting to build a seminary so he gave a portion of his land so they could build the school. They built General Theological Seminary on the portion of land that Moore gave to them. Moore also became one of the school's first professors, teaching biblical languages.

Years later John H. Hopkins Jr. enrolled into the seminary. He had been admitted into the University of Vermont pursuing legal studies before moving to New York. He had fell in love with the Lord's work. He graduated in 1850 and in 1855 he became the school's first instructor of church music. Two years later in 1857 Hopkins wrote "We Three Kings" for a Christmas pageant produced by General Theological Seminary.

I can't keep from thinking what if Clement Clarke Moore hadn't wrote that poem which made him famous. Maybe he would not have gave part of his land to the Episcopalians, his life might have been totally different. And we might have never had this wonderful Christmas song.

When I went to the free Christmas concert, their was a group that sung a song that I had never heard of. It was so beautiful. It said this...

"One king held frankincense. One king held myrrh. One king held the purest gold. One King held the hope of the world!" And I thank God for the King that held the hope of the world.

This is another one of my favorite quotes around Christmas time. "Wisemen Still Seek Him!"



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The 18th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

My grandpa had been sick, so my dad and I were taking turns staying with him. Well he officially kicked us out yesterday and if nothing happens I should be able to start reading the blogs that I like reading everyday now. I think my grandpa got tired me following him around and worrying over him. Yesterday I went with him and my aunt to his doctor's appointment and I believe he told me three times to go on that he was fine. LOL! Today I am posting a video of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" and here is a link to the song story. (CLICK HERE)



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The 17th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Well here is that poem that I meant to post yesterday. My cousin Marcy sent it to me the other day and ever since she sent it to me, I have now seen it three other times. Isn't that so strange when you never see or hear of something, then after you see or hear about it that one time you end up seeing or hearing about it a lot. Here is the link to the website were she got the poem from, click here.


Why JESUS Is Better Than Santa?

Santa lives at the North Pole...
JESUS is everywhere.

Santa rides in sleigh...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

Santa comes but once a year...
JESUS is an ever present help.

Santa fills your stockings with goodies...
JESUS supplies all your needs.

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters your heart when invited.

You have to wait in line to see Santa...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

Santa lets you sit on his lap...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is "Hi little boy or girl, what's your name?" ...
JESUS knew our name before we were born... Not only does He know our name, He knows our history and future and He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly...
JESUS has a heart full of love.

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO...
JESUS offers health, help and hope.

Santa says "You better not cry" ...
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

Santa's little helpers make toys...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs broken homes and builds mansions.

Santa may make you chuckle but...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree...
JESUS became our gift and died on a tree... The cross.

Put Christ back in Christmas...
JESUS Is Still The Reason For The Season!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The 16th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Well I know that it is not the 16th (that's tomorrow) but I won't be able to be on the computer tomorrow morning. So that is why I am posting in the evening. Also I was going to post a poem, but I logged out of my Yahoo account before getting the link to the poem. So here is another one of my favorite Christmas songs.



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The 15th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

I'm still very busy, today (December 15th) is my birthday. So I'll be enjoying the day with my cousins. The reason why I have been busy is I've been staying with my grandpa some. My dad will be staying the whole day with him because we have had plans for like a month now to have a game day. Also one thing with staying with him, I don't get very much blogging time and I don't get to read any blogs. I feel real bad about this because I love reading the blogs that I read. Speaking about blogging, I'm actually typing this out now and saving it as a draft then tomorrow (because right now it is the 14th) I will post the blog. I know I have you confused.

The video I am posting is of a song called Here With Us. I've only heard this song sung by Art & Jeff Bush and Tracy Tooley. So some of you may agree with me, this woman who sings the song does awful. I know I'm awful for saying that, but I think men sing this song better. The words scroll on the video, so if you don't like the woman singing turn the volume down and read the words.




Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The 13th and 14th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

I have to post two on the same day. I wanted to try to post 25 separate blogs, but I don't know how busy I will be tomorrow. So I decided to post two in one, also this one will be short. But the words are powerful.

Matthew 1:23 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.

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The 12th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

This is another one of my favorite Christmas songs, "There's A New Kid In Town."



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The 11th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

I told my cousin the other day that I had two funny pictures I wanted to share before Christmas. The first one is of my dog Gizmo with his Santa Clause hat hanging down like a beard. Gizmo was upset with us because we were trying to make him wear it. The second picture is also of Gizmo. One day after his bath, I wrapped the towel around him and then I started calling him a shepherd boy. I thought about asking if they needed a shepherd for the Christmas play. LOL! I'm also posting a video of "Angels We Have Heard On High" sung by Chris Tomlin.





Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The 10th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Mary Did You Know is one of my favorite Christmas songs. The song is so powerful, but it is even more powerful when you hear it live. Back in 2000 the youth of our church went to a Gaithers Christmas concert. One of the things I loved was getting to hear Jake Hess and George Younce sing. Then Mark Lowry sung Mary Did You Know and I had chills run through my body it was so wonderful hearing it. Here is a video of Mark Lowry singing it on Broadway.



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The 9th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was filled with sorrow at the tragic death of his wife in a fire in 1816. The Civil War broke out that same year, and it seemed this was an additional punishment. Two years later, Longfellow was again saddened to hear that his own son had been seriously wounded as a lieutenant in the Army of the Potomac. Sitting down to his desk one Christmas Day, he heard the church bells ringing, and ringing. It was in this setting he wrote:

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play

And wild and sweet the words repeat

Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head

There is no peace on earth I said

For hate is strong and mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good will to men.

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep,

God is not dead, nor doth he sleep.

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail

With peace on earth, good will to men.




Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The 8th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

The other day we went shopping. Some how we started talking about Ricky Skaggs and I laughed and said it was odd that we were talking about him because I was singing a song that morning from Ricky Skaggs' Soldier of the Cross CD. Then my cousin Marcy said she had also been singing a Ricky Skaggs song that morning called Dust on the Bible. She then told me about this Christmas song that Ricky Skaggs sings with James Taylor called New Star Shining. Marcy sent me the link to the video on YouTube. I decided to share this video with all of you out in Blog Land, here is the link.

New Star Shining

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The 7th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

When I was younger our Youth Choir use to sing this song. It is a very beautiful song and it is one of mom's favorite. Here is the link to the video on God Tube.

"Mary Wrapped A Present"

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The 6th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

That Night
by: Christina Rosetti

That night when shepherds heard the song of angelic host caroling near;
A deaf man turned in slumbers spell and dreamed that he could hear.

That night when in the cattle stall slept mother and child in humble fold,
A cripple turned his twisted limbs and dreamed that he was whole.

That night when over the new born babe a tender mother rose to lean,
A loathsome leper smiled in sleep and dreamed that he was clean.

That night when to the mother's breast the little king was held secure,
A harlot slept a happy sleep and dreamed that she was pure.

That night when in the manger lay the Holy One who came to save,
A man turned in the sleep of death and dreamed there was no grave.

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The 5th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

Last night I went to the Free Christmas Gift to Portsmouth, which is a free Christmas concert. I went last year and decided that I wanted to go again this year. It is an awesome concert. My favorite group is Art and Jeff Bush (father and son) and Tracey Tooley. Jeff sings this song called Matthew's Begats and it is so funny watching him as he sings it. Jeff told everyone that when you read the Christmas story that you should read Matthew 1 to your children on Christmas and make sure you pronounce all the names right, LOL!!! Well I found this other guy singing the Matthew's Begats song on YouTube and I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy!!



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The 4th Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

This is a re-post of a blog I did in July (Christmas in July).



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The 3rd Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

For some reason I don't cry very much like women are suppose too. I've been known to hold the tears back because I haven't wanted people to see me cry. The other day I heard my mom tell someone that my dad wipes tears from his eyes when we watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She says he has a tender heart. So sure enough Sunday night while we were watching it, I caught him wiping tears away.

After we watched that we watched The Christmas Shoes. I had seen the play some years ago and last year was the first year I had seen the movie all the way through. My dad had to go to bed early because he had to work and my mom fell asleep while I was watching it. So close to the end when the little boy was buying the shoes, I started to cry. I thought, oh well no one is watching. Boy was I wrong, I turned and saw my mom with her eyes opened. I said, "this seat should be called the crying seat (it was the seat my dad was setting in when he was watching TV)." I told my mom that the movie really got me right here and I patted my heart. So here is the whole song of The Christmas Shoes.



Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The 2nd Day of the 25 Days of Chirstmas

Christmas time can be a hard time of the year for some. Memories of loved ones who have passed come to our minds. I read this poem and if made me think of my loved ones.

Merry Christmas From Heaven

I know that Christmas Day is coming,
And you love this time of year.
I'll be spending it in Heaven,
So, there's no need to shed a tear.

I wish that I could tell you
What it's like in glory land.
With those who've come before me,
I'm teaching all the carols to the angel band.

I've got my gifts already
A new body free from pain.
That old leg brace that used to help me
I'll never need it again.

It will not be much longer
Until you can see it too.
Just remember that I love,
And am waiting here for you.

Until we meet together,
In this happy, blessed place.
And you talk about a Christmas,
Wait till you see HIM face to face!

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The 1st Day of the 25 Days of Christmas

I'm going to try to post something everyday. For the next 25 days. I was reading last night that we should have a day for commemorating the birth of our Savior. Whether the birth of Jesus happened on the 25th of December is not what's important. We should not argue over the day, because we would miss the real meaning of Christmas. And that meaning is Heaven stooped low enough to earth for man to touch Heaven. I thought that was so beautiful when I read it and I thought I would share it.

One of my favorite songs, sung by Wade Spencer is "He's Not Just For Christmas." This song was wrote by his sister Geniece Spencer Ingold. It is a beautiful song. I'm going to try to type the whole song out. I'm going off my memory though.


He's Not Just For Christmas
wrote by: Geniece Spencer Ingold

Christmas is the time when the Christ child's on our minds,
And families get together bringing gifts all ribbon tied.
But when the season is over and the hollies put away.
Don't let go of the spirit, hold the truth, the life, the way.

Don't put him away with the tinsel and garland.
Don't box him up with your Christmas tree.
Don't lock him away to unpack annually.
But store him in your heart for all the world to see.

He's not just for Christmas, but the whole year through.
And when you keep him close by, there will be no Christmas blues.
So when you pack the manger and the little baby too.
Just remember he is grown up and he died for me and you.

Don't put him away with the tinsel and garland.
Don't box him up with your Christmas tree.
Don't lock him away to unpack annually.
But store him in your heart for all the world to see.

But store him in your heart for all the world to see.

Remember Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

People And Things I Am Thankful For

1. God

2. Jesus dying on the cross.

3. My salvation

4. My Bible

5. My Family

6. My eye sight

7. Godly grandparents

8. My peeps (T. T. D. C.)

9. My adopted family, these are people that God has put in my life that I consider to be like family. (My little bro Chris, Marilyn, Trish, and Olivia.)

10. And I had to be a little goofy, but I am really thankful this. My electric blanket!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Psalm 121

This has always been one of my favorite Psalms. I think it is sort of funny when our pastor wants us to share verses from the Bible at church, that I have never been able to read this scripture. The reason is, there is a elderly lady at our church who loves this Psalm also. So I know she will always read it. If anything ever happens to her, I'll stand up for her and tell everyone that this was her favorite Psalm and I'll read it in memory of her.

Psalm 121

I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. (verse 1)

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. (verse 2)

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. (verse 3)

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (verse 4)

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. (verse 5)

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. (verse 6)

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. (verse 7)

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (verse 8)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

When God Ran

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

This song has been playing on our Southern Gospel radio station and I know two different groups that sing it. One of the groups that I've recently heard sing it is my Pastor, his wife, and children. This is a very beautiful song. There are just some songs that you instantly like and this was one of those songs.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

What Sin?

I forgot to mention this the last time I posted, but it was my 200 blog entry. Yay me, LOL!!! I've only heard this song one other time and I decided to look it up on YouTube and they had some videos for the song. It is a really beautiful song.



Last Sunday night I went and heard Wade Spencer sing. I really enjoyed myself and I also bought his newest CD. It is awesome. I love Wade's version of "Too Many Times" wrote by Ronny Hinson. I also had my dad to take a picture of me, Wade, and his wife Theresa. It was a great night.

Last night I went with my friend Dawn and her mom, dad, and grandma to hear Brian Baer preach. Also Mike Blanton & Evidence sung and we had a wonderful time. Mike Blanton & Evidence has a very special ministry, because they give CDs away. Please pray that God will supply the money that they need and that they will be blessed and see many souls saved. After church we went out and ate with the most crazy people in the world!!! Some people think Christians are boring, well those people are wrong, because last night was far from being boring. And I found out that I am rather normal, lol.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Who Said They Could Not Preach???

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1 Corinthians 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

You are probably by now wondering what I am talking about. Who said they could not preach, was the question that I put for my title. And here is my answer, "children." People don't believe they have enough experience to preach to adults. The verses I put above says that God uses the foolish and weak things to confound (confuse) the wise. I believe that God will equip those he calls. When a child that preaches and has knowledge and will say things that some adult preachers won't say then God is using them.

This is something that I never knew before. One night we were coming home and we were discussing people who didn't agree with children preachers. All of a sudden my dad says, "do you know who dad (my grandpa) says was a big reason why he got saved." We said who and he said a 7 year old preacher. My grandpa who is 90 years old and has been a Christian for a long, long time and he preaches the gospel himself says that a 7 year old was the one who shared the gospel with him. This was something I never knew. I've heard a 7 year old in April of 2008 give a message, then the evangelist gets up and said that the little boy almost preached his message and he begins to preach. The 7 year old and the evangelist were right in sync with one another. Now that is God!!!

Awhile back I found these videos of a 10 year old preacher. I've actually wrote a line down that he said and when I get down and depressed, I say it to myself. I hope you enjoy these videos.



Saturday, November 8, 2008

Then You Don't Know God's Love

There is one line in this song that says, "if you think a promise is something that you can't trust, then you don't know God's love." I am very glad to say that I know God's love and he never makes a promise that he won't keep. Sometimes when people start to make promises to me, I will let them go into one ear and out the other. That is so awful to say, but when some people keep making promises and they don't keep them, then you begin to lose trust in them. God is so much different from people, even if God lets something happen, he has a bigger plan. Us as people can only see the small picture, we can't see what God has for us in the future. That is one reason why you should keep trusting God and don't listen to the devil because he will tell you lies and try to get you to turn your back on God. I hope you enjoy this song from The Dove Brothers.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Came Early!!!!

My grandpa gave my dad and mom our Christmas money. So my mom ask me if I wanted a Thompson Chain-Reference Bible and I told her I did. Well I was talking to my friend Kenny one night after church and I said I was going to get the cheapest one that CBD had. My mom told me to pick the one that I wanted and she would use some of her and my dad's Christmas money from my grandpa to make up the difference.

Today my Thompson arrived. We didn't know this, but it is actually the Centennial Edition. It is also large print, but Thompson large print doesn't mean large print. But that's OK, I have a magnifying bookmark that I will use for it. It's really a nice Bible, I am hoping that I'll have my name engraved on it soon. It just makes it more official.

Oh by the way, my mom actually ask me if I wanted it now or for Christmas. I said, "I want it now." She laughed and said that she knew I would say that.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rejecting Jesus

I know as soon as someone reads the title of this blog, I have them hooked. Keep reading!!! I just wanted to shock you and then make you want to read it.

I've been reading this book (besides reading another book, plus the Bible) and I ran across this part that said "If we reject Him (Jesus), we reject God." Wow what a powerful statement, for some reason that hit me hard. I mean the Bible says the same thing, just in another way. And I have read it a thousand times over and over. But after reading that line in the book it donned on me and as I said before it hit me hard.

Luke 10:16 says this...
He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. (The words of Jesus in red.)

So Jesus said if they despise me then they despise him (God) that sent me. I went to Thesaurus.com and looked up the word despise and another word for despise is reject. If you reject Jesus then you reject God. Wow!!! There are a lot of people who will say they believe in God but want nothing to do with Jesus, so they are rejecting God.

Then this thought came into my head, it was like God was speaking to me. Back in 2001 when I was going back and forth on the matter if I wanted to be a Christian for those 51 days (my blog entitled 51 Days, also known as my Jesus story), I was rejecting Jesus, thus rejecting God. Sometimes I think, what if God had decided to give up on me? Thank God that he didn't but what if he had, I had rejected him everyday by not asking for forgiveness. Then there are the people who say, "oh I'll get saved when I'm older." And the thought comes again they are rejecting Jesus and God because they want to wait. They shouldn't wait because the Bible says, "behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2)." No one should wait to call upon God to save them, take my advice after I ask God to forgive me of my sins and to save me, I felt so much better. Now listen to me, after you get saved life is not going to be a bed of roses, but you will have God to help you through the hard times. Remember if you feel the Holy Spirit knocking on your heart's door don't say you are going to wait, because that means you are rejecting Jesus and God. You might not have another chance to call upon God.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God Bless America Again

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

Friday, October 31, 2008

51 Days

I wanted to post this tomorrow, but I am going to be so busy. So I decided I better post it today. I remember going to a church revival and the preacher asked during his message if anyone had a Jesus story. Meaning a story about when they got saved. So here is my Jesus story.

It all started on September 11, 2001. After what happened on 9/11, my soul didn't feel right. Every night I would read my Bible for hours. I was afraid to go to sleep. Scared out of mind. This is what the old timers call old time conviction, this is something you don't hear very often because most of the church world has went new age. It was being poured on me real good.

Song of Solomon 3:1-4 says this....
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. (v. 1)
I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. (v. 2)
The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth? (v. 3)
It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. (v. 4)

This is the way I felt during that time before I finally called upon God to save my soul. I would read the Bible every night and do some soul searching. God knew exactly where I was he didn't need to find me, but for some reason I needed to search and look. I don't really know why, I have been raised in church all my life. Maybe I was doing what the Bible says in Philippians 2:12, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

So from September 11, 2001 until November 1, 2001 (just a little after midnight), I called up the Lord and ask him to save my soul. I knew he would save me and after I prayed the most simplest prayer, I had such a wonderful peace from my head to my toes. About a month ago I counted how many days I had waited and it was 51 days that I had waited. When I thought about that I thought of Psalm 51 and how David had called out for forgiveness. As I read Psalm 51 these are some verses that explains what I felt like and even if my prayer was not as fancy as David's, my simple prayer was like his.

Psalm 51:1-3
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of they tender mercies blot out my transgressions. (v. 1)
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. (v. 2)
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. (v. 3)

Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jesus Has A Rocking Chair

Yesterday would have been my niece's 11th birthday, if she hadn't passed away. You know some people would think I was crazy for saying this, but I believe everything happens for a reason. At the time I couldn't see the big picture and I grew very bitter with God. Now I understand why God let this happen, my niece's mother is addicted to drug and her parents (my niece's grandparents) were arrested a couple of months ago because of drugs. I didn't understand why God would let a baby die, but now I see he was protecting her. Who knows what kind of life my niece might have had? Only God knows. One night when my dad was either going or coming home from work, he was needing some peace about the whole situation and this song came on the radio. He has always said God did that for him. I hope you enjoy this video, Jesus Has A Rocking Chair.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Still Blah!!!!

Well if anyone has noticed (I'm sure you have). I'm still in a blah mood. I will say I have been very busy this week. Either hanging out with family or other things. I had a friend call me the other day and ask if I wanted to go to church with them and I said I would. Here is yet another video. LOL!!! You all will be so sick of videos. This is another one of my favorite commercials, and the funniest thing is, I'm not much of a meat eater. But I love this commercial!!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blah!!!

That is how I have felt lately. Not wanting to post any new blogs. I was doing good and at least coming over and reading blogs, but I haven't done that for a little while. So in the spirit of Blah, here is a video. Hope you enjoy the song, a man that use to come to our church would sing this for altar call sometimes.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's Amazing What A Prayer Can Do

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

The above photo shows how prayer can save lives. If it had not been for the prayers of a family, that God would keep his protecting hand on their family member. Then the person driving this car might have been killed. IT'S JUST AMAZING WHAT A PRAYER CAN DO!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to share the lyrics of this song for awhile. The other day I wrote the words down so I could post them on here.

It's Amazing What A Prayer Can Do
Written by Mike Upright

There was a king who got a letter.
A mighty army with number.
He spread it out, there for the Lord to get a view.
God sent a prophet and just one angel.
The devil's army split into.
IT'S JUST AMAZING WHAT A PRAYER CAN DO!

Chorus: Its moved mountains, parted rivers, brought the dead to life again.
I've called upon an old prayer warrior a time or two.
If your in trouble, I'll go down on my bended knee for you.
IT'S JUST AMAZING WHAT A PRAYER CAN DO!

I've seen a momma and a baby.
He fought for life the whole night through.
It seemed all hope was gone,
Oh how the tears did fall, not just a few.
But there's ole' grandpa over in the corner.
He knew the blood would pull him through.
And that baby's still alive to show what prayer can do.

Chorus: Its moved mountains, parted rivers, brought the dead to life again.
I've called upon an old prayer warrior a time or two.
If your in trouble I'll go down on my bended knee for you.
IT'S JUST AMAZING WHAT A PRAYER CAN DO!!!!!!!

The photo below is one of my favorite photos from our camp meeting.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sin Is To Blame

One day while at our little Monday morning prayer meeting we were singing, "Where Could I Go?" After we were finished someone said something about the song on the opposite page. And they read a few of the verses. That song is called, "Sin Is To Blame." I have never heard it before or even noticed it before in the song book, but I read all the verses one night and decided to share it with you.

Sin Is To Blame
Written by J. H. Vernon

1. See yonder man in the prison he dwells,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
List to the story he plaintively tells,
Sin is to blame for all.

Chorus: Sin is to blame for all sorrow,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
Have you no hopes for tomorrow?
Sin is to blame for it all.

2. Many dear children are crying for bread,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
Father's a drunkard and mother is dead,
Sin is to blame for all.

Chorus: Sin is to blame for all sorrow,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
Have you no hopes for tomorrow?
Sin is to blame for it all.

3. Heartbroken mothers all sad and alone,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
Helpless and needy, no place to call home,
Sin is to blame for all.

Chorus: Sin is to blame for all sorrow,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
Have you no hopes for tomorrow?
Sin is to blame for it all.

4. Thousands refuse to accept His free grace,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
All who reject Him have chosen their place,
Sin is to blame for all.

Chorus: Sin is to blame for all sorrows,
Sin is to blame, sin is to blame,
Have you no hopes for tomorrow?
Sin is to blame for it all.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Baby Preacher!!!

I believe he is speaking in tongues. This is cute!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Humble

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 1 Peter 5:6

Humble: Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful.

When I think of the word humble, I think of a lot of different people. One person has stuck out in my mind since our camp meeting. Ever since I was a small child we have always had these two big chairs sitting on the stage at our camp meeting. Those two seats have always been for the preacher who was preaching and for the general superintendent to sit in.

This camp meeting I would sometimes noticed that our general superintendent Paul Hagen would start the service off by sitting in his assigned seat, but then sometime during service he would get up and move behind the seat and sit on one of the choir pews. He might have thought no one noticed, but I would always see him. Even though Paul is a preacher, he is a quiet man, unless he is preaching. He's not really big on the spot light. Watching him change seats during service, made me realize how humble he is. I don't know if he felt like he was drawing attention to his self by sitting in the big seat, I wish I would have ask him. It made me think that I should not want attention, but I should be humble because eventually God will exalt me in time.

In the photo Paul is the one between the arrows.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Movie Review: "End of the Spear"

Friday night I watched the movie "End of the Spear." I had been wanting to see it for awhile and I finally ask my cousin Marcy to order it for me from Netflix. The movie made me think and challenged me to forgive others. I will say I cried on two different occasions and I am not a crier.

The movie is about Operation Acura, in which five American Christian missionaries attempted to evangelize to the Waodani people of the jungle of Ecuador. The movie tells the story of Mincayani, one of the tribesmen who killed the missionaries, and Steve Saint, the son of one of the missionaries. The two eventually form a bond that continues to this day.

My favorite quote from the movie is, "Son, we can't shoot the Waodani. They're not ready for Heaven, we are." When I heard that quote, I just started to tear up. Also at the end of the movie they show the real Steve Saint and the real Mincayani, when Mincayani came and visited the United States. I loved the little story that Steve Saint told about Mincayani. He said while they were here in the U.S. that they went to the grocery store. When Mincayani went back home he was telling his wife that people in the U.S. doesn't go out and hunt. His wife told him he was crazy and ask how people in the U.S. get food. He went on to tell that we go to big food warehouses and get food. Then he said you go to a line where a young person stands and you smile great big and at first they don't pay attention to you, then they see you and they smile back and then they give you the food. Steve Saint told Mincayani that you had to give the person something in order to get the food and he pulled out his credit card and handed it to the young lady. And Mincayani said, "Oh no, they just give it right back to you." I thought that was so cute, because he thinks we get free food. That would be nice, wouldn't it? LOL!!!


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I have not blogged since the other day (September the 11th) and I haven't read any blogs for a few days. I haven't been feeling well. I've been having light headed spells and they seem to be the worse when I am on the computer or I'm walking around. Please say a little prayer for me. Thanks!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th

Where Were You When The World Stop Turning

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jesus Can

Just tonight my mom told me not to complain and worry over someone, that only Jesus could help them. So I was thinking about it and this song come to my mind. "JESUS CAN!!!"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jesus Saves

I wanted to post this yesterday with the last post for "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross," but needless to say my brain forgot. So here it is today.

JESUS SAVES

Every drop of blood that touched the ground
Cried Jesus saves, Jesus saves
A world of sin rejoiced to hear the sound
Jesus saves, Jesus saves
Even the sword that pierced His side
Cried Jesus saves, Jesus saves
The message of His arms stretched open wide
Cried Jesus saves, Jesus saves

Chorus
Hallelujah, I'm redeemed
I've been pardoned, full and free
All because the blood still sings
Jesus saves, Jesus saves

All the host of heaven now proclaims
Jesus saves, Jesus saves
And in the book of life beside my name
Is Jesus saves, Jesus saves

Chorus
Hallelujah, I'm redeemed
I've been pardoned, full and free
All because the blood still sings
Jesus saves, Jesus saves

Jesus saves, Jesus saves
Jesus saves, Jesus saves

We have heard the joyful sound
Jesus saves, Jesus saves
Spread the tidings all around
Jesus saves, Jesus saves
Hallelujah, I'm redeemed
Jesus saves, Jesus saves

Friday, September 5, 2008

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Day 5)

To finish this week out, I decided to talk just a tad bit about 1 Corinthians 1:18. And the apostle Paul wrote this....

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)

When it is talking about the preaching of the cross it is talking about the message about Jesus' atoning death. In verse 19 of this same chapter it says, "For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise..." In all of life there are essentially just two kinds of wisdom, man's wisdom and God's wisdom, with the cross in between. What man thinks about the cross (either "foolishness" or "the power of God") determines his eternal destiny.

The word power in the Greek is dunamis (doo-nam-is), which means force (literal or figural), specially miraculous power. Some where down the language line we get the word dynamite. So the preaching of the cross is either foolishness and of no effect to people who don't get saved. Or the preaching of the cross is EXPLOSIVE to the people who get saved, so EXPLOSIVE that it changes people, the way they think, act, and speak.

If this whole week didn't help anyone, it such did help me. It made me stop and think what Jesus did for me and not only me, but the whole world. I am very thankful that Jesus died on the cross and shed his precious blood for me. 1 Peter 1:18 and 19 says this....

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; (1 Peter 1:18)
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (1 Peter 1:19)

Jesus was the only one to save us from our sins. His blood was precious and pure. That is what we needed to cleanse us from our sins.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Day 4)

The Crucifixion Story

Told by Jesus' disciple John, who was an eye witness to the suffering of Jesus. The words of Jesus in red letters.


John 19:17-42
And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: (John 19:17)
Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. (John 19:18)
And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. (John 19:19)
This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. (John 19:20)
Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. (John 19:21)
Pilate answered, What I have written I have written. (John 19:22)
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. (John 19:23)
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. (John 19:24)
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25)
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple (John) standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! (John 19:26)
Then saith he to the disciple (John), Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple (John) took her unto his own home. (John 19:27)
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. (John 19:28)
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. (John 19:29)
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. (John 19:30)
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. (John 19:31)
Then came soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. (John 19:32)
But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: (John 19:33)
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. (John 19:34)
And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. (John 19:35)
For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. (John 19:36)
And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced. (John 19:37)
And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. (John 19:38)
And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. (John 19:39)
Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. (John 19:40)
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre (or tomb), wherein was never man yet laid. (John 19:41)
There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre (or tomb) was nigh at hand. (John 19:42)

Remember, Jesus arose from the dead on the third day.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (Day 2)

If we think about how terrible the cross is, then someone might ask, why is it so wonderful?? Well it is wonderful because Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin (if we pray to God and ask him to forgive us of are sins). Here is some information about the crucifixion.

Crucifixion was one of the most cruel and barbarous forms of death known to man. First they would tie or nail, possibly both (we know that Jesus was nailed to the cross). Here are some other things about the crucifixion. Abnormal position of the body. The slightest movement would be accompanied with additional torture. The traumatic fever induced by hanging for such a long period of time. When a person is suspended by his hands, the blood sinks rapidly into the lower extremities of the body. Within six to twelve minutes blood pressure has dropped to 50 percent, while the rate of the pulse has doubled. The heart is deprived of blood and fainting follows.

Sometimes a fire was built beneath the cross that its fumes might suffocate the sufferer. Victims of crucifixion did not generally die for two or three days. Death was hastened by the breaking of the legs.

Other causes of death were, physical shock, dehydration, exhaustion or heart failure.

This is a quote that I heard Brian Baer say while he was preaching one night.
"He hung naked between Heaven and earth, to give us a robe of pure white."

Isn't it truly wonderful to think that Jesus didn't have to die on the cross for us, but he did. And not only did he die for us, but he arose from the dead on the third day. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

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WARNING VIDEO MAY BE TOO GRAPHIC FOR SOME VIEWERS!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Week (Day 1)

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Wrote by Isaac Watts
Tune: Hamburg

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ, my God;
All the vain things that charm me most-
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Next Week....

Well I really don't have a big blog to post. I tried to find something to post but couldn't find anything. I mostly wanted to post and let everyone know that next week will be, "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" week. Next week we will think back on when Jesus died on the cross for the sinners of this world. (I know I should probably wait until Easter, but I think we should always think about what Jesus did for us.) I'll post a couple of songs, scriptures and tell more about crucifixion. Even though Jesus died on the cross, I have good news. HE DIDN'T STAY DEAD, HE AROSE THREE DAYS LATER!!!

Here are three scriptures that is on a bookmark that I received tonight.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17

Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Crown of Righteousness

The other night I was looking at my Prophecy Bible and there is a section that shows what crowns will be given to the Christians in Heaven. One of those crowns was the Crown of Righteousness. Under that it said, "For those who love His appearing." and under that it said 2 Timothy 4:8. Which says this....

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8

Then while reading my Bible I came across these verses in 2 Peter 3:3 and 4. It says this...

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (v. 3)
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (v. 4)

So I started to think of Christians who seem to not look forward to Heaven. Trust me, there are actually some people out there who have more desire for self then with being with God (I read a blog). I know you are probably saying that God is with you. Yes, but I'm talking about physically with us, because when we are physically or spiritually (however you want to put it) with God, then that means the devil is not going to be with us. WOOOO!!!! (OK, I'm not really a shouter, but that is as good as my shout will be on a computer.) So any ways back to my main point. When they are passing out crowns in Heaven, could there be actual Christians who might not receive the Crown of Righteousness? Gives everyone something to think about.

I would like to say more about something I thought about the other day on Christians not looking forward to Heaven. But I want to save it, because I plan on posting for a week or so, blogs about Heaven. I might have a few songs about Heaven. I know I will probably have a message to post and a few thoughts from myself. Also in the coming weeks I will post blogs about the cross, that week or how many ever days it will be. It is going to be known as "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" week.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Are You OK???

Last night while reading my Bible I came across these verses. I have read them many times before. But some reason it really got me to thinking about how some people think they are OK, when really they are so far from the truth.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

This may sound mean, but this is what I get from this scripture. Don't waste God's time. If you are going to live any old way don't even bother. As it says, "For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness..."

Here is something I also thought about last night. I thought about my grandmother (my dad's mother). Now I know I am not suppose to judge, but her life is what I look at. She use to go to church and now she doesn't. Some may say that she didn't get nothing, but after hearing stories about her life I would say different. It breaks my heart every time I hear someone talk about what she use to be like. I had always knew growing up that she had worked with the youth. Then a few years ago at a funeral service for a dear lady, my grandfather had told a story about my grandmother. On a Wednesday they had church and for some reason my papaw was not going to have a altar call. Well my grandmother insisted that he have a altar call. Well he did and the lady come to altar and got saved. This lady had changed her ways and started raising her family in church and the lady's son become a preacher and now pastors the church close to where I live. And the question goes through my mind, what if my grandmother had not insisted there be an altar call. That lady might have not been saved and her son might not have been called to be a preacher. Also something that I found out a couple of months ago, is my grandmother could quote scriptures. I would love to hear her quote scriptures. Please pray for her.

My prayer is, that if something isn't right in my life that God would reveal it to me. Please God let me never stray from you.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Georgia

Last Tuesday morning I got up to watch The 700 Club. The 700 Club was having these people that I have been in a few church services with, on there talking about their daughter who was diagnosed with grandma seizures when she was younger. She started having seizures every 6 seconds (I believe that is what I had heard her mother say once). They talked about how God healed her and God not only healed the daughter but God healed her mother and her grandmother (because they had grandma seizures too). Here is the link so you can watch it, Click Here! Go to about the 23 minute marker and it will be about there or so.

So anyways now to the story about Georgia. They started the 700 Club show talking about Georgia. Well the news is something I don't watch, because if I watched it I would get so down. (So I don't watch the news.) They were telling about Georgia being bombed and questions started filling my mind. When did this happen? Why is Russia involved? WHY DID THE UNITED STATES LET THIS HAPPEN? LOL!!! Then it hit me, Georgia was a country close to Russia that use to be part of Russia. It wasn't the state of Georgia. I guess that is what I get for not watching the news.

Please remember the people of Georgia in your prayers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Prodigal's Father

This was always one of my favorite songs, when it was playing on the radio.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Excited!!!!

First I want to say that the new layout for your Dashboard scared me when I logged in. It was different. I thought maybe I was at the wrong website, lol.

Well anyways I went over today on Wade Spencer's website (my favorite southern/bluegrass gospel singer) and I became very excited to see that his new CD is being released September 10. One reason why I'm excited is I'm going to a tent revival that he is singing at (if nothing happens). So I'll get his new CD that night. I have all his CDs and each time I bought a new one I would always have him sign it.

Here is a video I had posted of Wade Spencer awhile back. CLICK HERE!

Note: Over to the right hand side I have a list of my favorite southern gospel singers. So when ever you want, check it out.

Update: It looks like I won't be getting to go hear Wade Spencer sing. They switched the night he is going to be there and that is the night that my dad does nursing home service. I won't lie, I'm very upset.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Chain of Love

This is a real beautiful song and the video is a very awesome video. This song and video touches the heart.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Same

I had recently been thinking about Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever." One reason that this verse has been in my mind is because my favorite Nascar driver Tony Stewart is switching car numbers and sponsors next year. I'm not a big person on change. So I'm not to thrilled with the new changes that Tony is making, but it made me think that God never changes.

People may change, Bibles may change, and worship services may change, but God never changes. As some of my friends say, I had a God Thing that happened to me last weekend. I had already been thinking about writing a blog about God not changing. Then on Saturday my friend and I were talking and he quoted this verse to me. Then on Sunday when Bro. Thomas signed my Bible he wrote Hebreos (Hebrews) 13:8. Then on Monday morning another person quoted the scripture to me again.

I personally feel that maybe God was telling me by bringing the verse to my mind and through these other people, that he hasn't changed. I wonder sometimes why church can't be the way it use to be. I know I'm not suppose to live in the past, but I love hearing stories about how church services use to be like. So what has changed??? We have already established that God hasn't changed. Here are a few things that come to mind that cause us not to be so involved in church. We have so much materiel things to keep our minds occupied and other places to go. Years ago all people had to do was work and go to church, times were simpler. We have also gained too much knowledge, knowledge isn't a bad thing, but some people try to make things harder to understand. Before I end this post I want to leave you with one more verse.

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace... 1 Corinthians 14:33

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Take It Outside!!!

In House Dirtbike Crash


Note: Dirt bikes made for outside. God, people, and Bibles made for church.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cardboard Testimonies!!!!!

The other day me and some other people were talking about our Sunday School Rally that we had. We talked about are favorite skits. Someone told me that one of the churches had got there skit from YouTube but they had used a different song. North Moreland Christian Baptist was that church and they had used the song "There is a Remedy." (You can read about the skit here.) Well they told me that the name of the video on YouTube was "Cardboard Testimonies." I decided to share the video with you all. Hope you enjoy!!!



I was thinking about what I could put on a piece of cardboard for my testimony and here is what I would write. "Eye doctor said I would never see." Turn cardboard over, "But I love reading the Bible for myself." It is truly amazing what prayer can do and how much God does love us. So what would be your cardboard testimony???

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bro. Thomas From Mexico

Bro. Thomas from Mexico preached for us Sunday morning. It was a really great service. Bro. Thomas doesn't speak English so he preached in Spanish and a member of our church translated what he said for us in English. There were a few things that I could understand that he said in Spanish. One thing I did understand, was when Bro. Thomas would say "Amen! Amen!" I'm not for sure, but I didn't know that Amen is the same in English and Spanish, but then again he could have picked that up from an English speaking person. I don't know. His wife also would say Hallelujah.

His main scripture that he preached on was John 10:10, 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. He talked about getting to visit The Creation Museum while he has been here in the states and he said that one person begun the destruction of the earth and that was the devil. He also said that the devil would laugh when he would destroy people, but God would have a remnant that would rise up again. He told about how the devil thought he had everyone turned away from God, but then God told Noah to built an ark. God raised someone up when the devil had destroyed everyone else. One thing that I understood him say in Spanish was he said the word loco, so I had it figured out that he said people thought Noah was crazy for building an ark. Well, when Hector said it in English, I was right. He also read Hebrews 2:14 and Luke 4:17-19. Here is the most powerful statement to me that he said, he told us that the devil is already defeated (and that is true), then he ask why we are defeated by the devil. Because if the devil is already defeated (I've read the back of the book (the Bible) and it says that we win!), then that means the devil is under our feet and I think he said something about stomping on his head.

I was thinking about that statement last night. So I started to sing, I went to the enemy's camp and took back what he stole from me, took back what he stole from me, took back what he stole from me. Well I went to the enemy's camp and took back what he stole from me, now he's under my feet, he's under my feet, the devil is under my feet. When I started to sing it I started to claim people for the Lord. Now don't get me wrong, I don't believe in health and wealth preaching. I'm talking about claiming people's souls. I have also started to thank God for what he is going to do for people that need to be saved in my family. I'm thanking him and telling him that I know he is going to use these people to set others free. A quote that keeps coming to my mind is, what your mind is able to think, your heart is able to believe and the Lord is able to do. I'm believing the Lord is going to set people free.

One more thing I wanted to tell. After church was over I kept wrestling in my mind whether I should ask Enola (the lady who took Bro. Thomas and his family to the different churches) to ask Bro. Thomas to sign my Bible. So I finally made up my mind and I went over and ask Enola if she would ask him to sign my Bible and put his favorite verse. So she did and after he signed my Bible, he left the Bible opened and looked at me and said "Hebreos." I know I probably had the dumbest look on my face so I looked at Enola for some help, so he said it again, "Hebreos" and that second time when he said it I said "Hebrews" right along with Enola. He held his hand out and I shook his hand and said one of maybe twenty words that I know in Spanish, "Gracias." We had three Mexicans come that work at the lumber yard close to town and they were all saved and we had a woman saved and a young girl. My pastor actually said he would like to have Bro. Thomas and his family come back next year sometime and preach a revival and he said we could run an ad in the paper in Spanish to invite the Mexicans that live in the area to come to it. There is also talk that some of the church people wants to go to Mexico to spend a week, some want to brush up on Spanish, others want to just worship and minister to the people in Mexico. I really enjoyed Bro. Thomas.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Not For Sale!!!!!!



I had told in an earlier post that on Friday night of our camp meeting that they had the preachers to come to the front and pray. And within the moments of them praying and praising the Lord someone grabbed the Not For Sale sign. Bro. Paul Hagen had people to come on the stage and take pictures. I was honored to take a picture for a friend, but I thought I would love to have one of those pictures. Well thanks to a friend on Myspace, I was able to get one of the pictures and I wanted to share it with you all.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

He's Taking Care Of Me

During camp meeting Witness sung this song and I loved the song the first time I heard it. It is a beautiful song and very uplifting. So anyways permission was given by Ronnie Adams to make this little video. If you like the song and have a YouTube account please go over and comment and rate it. The title of the song is, He's Taking Care Of Me. Special thanks goes out to Ronnie Adams and also thanks to Scott and Brad Adams who was left in the dark about the whole video.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sunday School Rally

Every year we always end our camp meeting with a big Sunday School Rally on Saturday morning. The churches who participate make banners with themes. My church's theme was "As For Me And My House We Will Serve The Lord." Every church then puts on a skit or sings a song. We have judges and we just have a fun time seeing what other churches come up with. It is something that people look forward to every year.

This was the first year that my friend Buck and his church did a banner and it was great. Their theme was, "Who's Your Idol?" Their skit was like American Idol, they had different people stand up and tell things about their favorite idol. One said Johnny Depp, another said Oprah (LOL!!!), and every time my friend Buck (who played Simon) would say that's not what the world needs. Then a young man stood up and said that his Idol was Jesus Christ and Buck said, "That's what the world needs." Buck spoke after the skit and told people that Jesus wasn't an idol, but that he was God. They did an awesome job for their first year!!!

Bro. Paul Hagen's church's theme was, "Dear God, I have a problem." They made us all laugh with the first part of their skit (you had to be there to understand). Then they sung, "There Is A Remedy" and during their song they had things on a projector about problems that some of their people in their church had faced and every time a new name would come on the screen then that person would step forward. Here are some of the things that they showed on the projector. Brother Paul Hagen had brain surgery and they didn't think he would ever walk again, but he is walking. Greg was dying of cancer and he was healed. (I have known Greg and his wife Tomi for awhile and when he had cancer, I wanted to go and visit him in the hospital. Greg had beautiful thick hair and the day we visited him, I walked into that hospital room and saw a bald headed Greg. I almost felt like leaving the room and crying. But thank God he healed Greg and now Greg has his beautiful thick hair back.) Jerry had grew up in a barn and thanks to God he went from rags to riches. Kristina was in a Punk Band and now she is in a Praise Band. Judy (Paul Hagen's wife) had prayed for her family to be saved and now all of her family is Christians. Jim lived in sin for 62 years and now he is a Christian (Jim puts young people to shame, because he runs and shouts and worships God). There were more but I can't name them all. I love there theme and what they did, it was very uplifting.

Another church that my friends (Mark, Lisa, Emily, Ted, Faith and Nathaniel) go to. Did there skit to, "If We Are The Body." They had a man from their church dressed like Jesus walking around the people in their skit saying to them, "Help them, she is hurting, help him, I can make him something great." It was very beautiful, the whole skit made me think how I should be nice to people and go and welcome people when they come to our church. Some people would not know it, but I am shy around new people. I really need to start welcoming new people when they come into our church. All the banners, skits and songs were great. I really enjoyed my whole week at camp meeting. I probably won't post for a couple of days. I plan on resting.