Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sixty years and still together. Wonderful! We love you! Congrats and thank you much, parents.

God bless you both. 

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Mom fell off her mountain bike some weeks ago, but dad was right there to pick her up again. It was bad and really painful, but she is now healing up so we are thankful. 

I pray that you both have a wonderful day together, and many more really blessed years ahead. 

"Two are better than one because they have a more satisfying return for their labor; for if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and does not have another to lift him up. Again, if two lie down together, then they keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Amp.

This is Betty and Kim parent's on their wedding day (December 29, 1956) out on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California.

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His presence will accompany you. Will you draw close and allow Him to as well?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Do you feel thousands of miles away from God and the will of God for your life? He's only a prayer in Jesus' Name.. away.

You are today right where God wants you.. unless you are in a place to sin.

No Kurt, I'm here cuz I made a mistake. I blew it.

Well, I've done that before. Can relate. But Moses could have said that too.. on the back side of the desert. And think about it. He met his wife back there.. "where we wasn't supposed to be due to his mistake/sin." God has a time for each of us to be taught to turn, to trust, to be a servant, to get into a new game so to speak. Romans 8:28-29 is still in the Bible and He has a timing for everything.

So blessed, so at rest, so unstressed -- that's how I feel today. Has life been hard for you? So sorry. It's always been hard, but God is still good and He does have a plan. 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1

Thanks Lord. I feel so grateful for Calvary, God.. for Your unending love that was demonstrated there. How great to be born again, sealed or locked into Your love by the Holy Spirit who is living inside us.

Christ’s death and physical resurrection are the measure of God’s love for you and me.

Enjoying now, but looking forward. It’s almost 2017!

Quit time now? Nope. Let us do what we might not feel like doing -- not quiting. Let's not become weary in doing good in glorifying the Lord.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Have you ever noticed the guys always does everything on time he's never late. Thanks for the second coming he'll not be late either.

But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba, Father'. so you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir." ~ Paul, Gal 4:4-6. 

God is still in control. He still has an excellent purpose -- a really good plan and u in mind. And He still keeps his promises. Yes, has a whole lot of them for u too.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Hit stop. Hit admit it. Hit quit it, Hit appropriate it.. His righteousness. Hit rest. Hit listen up.

Feel afraid or depressed? Or do you have peace inside. 79 percent of Americans believe that a terrorist attack is imminent on U.S. turf.

When depressed, worried, stressed or fearful, here's some stuff to help with that.

Pray through to the Father in Jesus Name. Connect vertically with the One that you need to connect with most. Expect not any one day like Christmas to make you happy. His presence gives joy, not mere temporal presents.

Go do something for someone else who has it worse off than you currently have it. This actually releases endorphins and more than that (you've heard of the runner's high, well this is called "the giver's high" for real. Got no money, no prob. Give a good witness away today). Help the reader come to you now as they are Jesus and receive eternal life. Free!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Selfless Christmas Love Righteously Crossed The Border Of Heaven To Earth In The Person Of Jesus.. To Reach You.

When I look at the Christmas hymns and carols.. unless they've been found tweaked by someone cynical inside a Mad magazine or something (ie, "Grandmother got ran over by a reindeer".. they all seem to contain these four themes.. peace, pure love, hope and great joy!

That's what Christmas with Christ is all about! The Bible says, "..through the heartfelt mercies of our God, God's Sunrise will break in upon us, shining on those in the darkness, those sitting in the shadow of death, then showing us the way, one foot at a time, down the path of peace." ~ Zechariah in Luke 1:78-79 msg

That there.. is 'bout pure love, happy hope, great joy and supernatural peace! You can enjoy this. And I pray for God's love in me to grow daily, more and more. It's so that you will hear, by faith grasp, and enjoy the benefits of Christmas and Christ's Cross.. first-hand.

Can I say it again? God loves you! He really loves paid politicians, non-politicians, Liberals, Conservatives, Libratrians, Globalists, non-Globalists or other. He also loves Muslim terrorists, law-abiding Muslims, Jews or other.. peace-loving infidel civilians, gay or straight people. God came here to save sinners like you and me. Kind!

Merriest Christmas! Is there any good reason why you wouldn't.. today, here and now, where you currently are.. give your life over to Christ.

You, a meaningful gift to Him for His Birthday! 

Then.. go tell a friend to do the same so they too can be blessed. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15

The greatest of all Christmas gifts is Jesus bringing peace and forgiveness to lost people.

Do you struggle at times to find the right words to talk about the Gospel to a friend or someone at work ..who hasn't yet accepted it?

If so, the apostle Peter offers a refreshingly flexible approach to sharing our faith with people in need. He urges us to give others a reason to ask about our hope in Christ (3:15).

If we honor Jesus Christ as Lord in our hearts first, the difference it makes in our lives will prompt questions with them (v. 15).

Peter envisions the kind of change.. the spiritual transformation that others will envy—in the best sense of the word.

Those living under the influence of Christ will treat one another with compassion and humility (v. 8). They won't return evil for evil, or insult for insult, but rather blessings for curses (v. 9).

This difference in our lives as Christians will help others open themselves up to receiving the best gift they could ever receive. You know, it's like one beggar who found fresh and free bread.. showing another beggar where to find it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Q. What's more important today than all holidays, everything and everyone?

What's better than the stuff you do down here, believer? Hint.

Altogether lovelier than most lovely, You are altogether Worthy, altogether more wonderful than wonderful to me. Feelin' grateful--thanks for bein' there, God!

Q.  What's more important today than all news, than all evangelism and discipleship Ministry?  .. Yeah what's more imperative than fellowshipping with your brothers and sisters, more important than  Church attendance and working in your Father's Vineyard? 

It's this. Taking the time to minister to the Lord Himself. You were made for the praise of His glory. 

You are a peculiar people believers. You are a planned, carefully fashioned, valued, and designed person for the sincere praises, biblical hymns, spiritual songs, psalms, and pedal to the metal worship I love you Lord. 

You are here for passionate, intimate and personal blessing to your Lord directly. That will always be your number one priority ministry even ahead of ministry towards your spouse and family.

Here's a song to sing.

You are God--my liberating King! You set us free, You broke the chains.. totally manumitted me--You came, were born in a manger, died on a tree, arose.. to set the captives free--people that now see. Your Grace won't fail me or these. 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

So what's Christmas really supposed to be all about?

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." ~ Jesus John 8:12

That's exactly what the first Christmas was all about. Light from God entering in this dark world. It's about God sending His own Son Jesus to rescue us from our sin, our bad habits of wrong-doin', from and eternity apart from His love and His heaven. It's about His light -- I love it when this fallen place of hopelessness and those living here on earth.. get all “lit-up” by His Holy Spirit -- just illuminated with hope inside again! It can happen. 

Remember the first Christmas and how, “the glory of the Lord shone around” em out tending their woolly flocks (Luke 2:9). 

It happened around common shepherds ..not powerful folk or celebs.. who were out doing their simple work. They saw it that holy light, and what came next? This did, a cool rendition of “Glory to God in the Highest” by God's angelic choir (v. 14). 

The shepherds had to go check it all out in Bethlehem to see if what the angels said had some veracity (v. 15). It did. The Bible says, “When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child” (v. 17). That's what we get to do after we encounter the living Christ! We get to know him well and go make Him well known. But who among us has not yet clearly heard the Christmas Message and I mean, understood it? Who has not at all had the Gospel spread as far as to them? If it has gotten to you.. if you were born of God's Spirit, then this Christmas has more meaning. So why not pray and share Christ's Message of hope with others. He is still “the light of the world”—that has come (John 8:12). So would you perhaps pray something like this...
Lord, thanks for the manger, the Cross and the empty tomb. It's so great to know You all year around. It's better than epic! But many people around us are lacking funds, hope, joy, opportunities etc. Many of them deeply miss their loved ones during this time of year, and some feel really depressed inside not quite sure of what they are missing--what they were designed for. In Jesus's Name please help me during this Christmas season to shine brightly, so that they can benefit from your Good News. With joy running over, with Your kind of sensitivity and honesty, just keep and use us believers to tactfully reflect the light of Your presence and goodness to hurting people that we come across. Amen.