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Re :   Earthquakes April 2026

 Standing in agreement...

04-17-2016 9:57 PM

Topic :   Earthquakes April 2026

Praying for those effected by the earthquakes in Japan and South America this week

04-16-2016 9:24 PM

Topic :   Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone have a blessed and glorious day

03-26-2016 11:45 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Bernie has been in the hospital all weekend having trouble breathing.  All tests negative so he is home with 3 new meds now. His wife Rita, is having hard time dealing with it alone.

Please pray for his rapid and complete recovery and for strength for Rita.


03-13-2016 10:54 PM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

I have received these prayer requests to pass along:

Elaine G. M. asking for prayers to be set free.

Jane A. is asking for prayers for her recovery.

Alexandria B. Is asking for prayers for her addiction.

Larry S, is asking for prayers concerning his heart attack.

Philip B. is asking for prayers to overcome his alcoholism.

Prayers are being requested for Jadyn B. to live with her mother.


01-24-2016 1:45 PM

Re :   Prayer Request

 This is the update on my niece:

The surgery went well and a blood clot was removed from Karen's lung. No infection! They did find a lesion on the back of her chest wall which they have sent off for a biopsy. She has chest tubes and the doctor installed a nerve block to handle the pain for the next 2 weeks. There is a 4 week recovery from the surgery.

Please continue to pray. She has battled cancer in the past and I'm concerned about the lesion they found.


12-25-2015 9:12 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

My niece Karen, is in surgery now to fix blood seeping into her lung sac.  She has two infections - one is pneumonia.  She's been hospitalized since Wednesday.  The surgery is expected to last 5 hours.  She'll be in ICU cardiac department when they finish the surgery.  They expect she'll need 5 days in the hospital following surgery.  They don't know exactly what is causing the bleeding.


12-22-2015 10:25 AM

Re :   And then came school

End of week two. We might be pulling the kids from school. We have been juggling bills, cutting costs,  everywhere we can and we just aren't getting ahead in fact we are sinking. If there is one word that summs up my life is the word regret. In time I come to regret everything thing, probably one one the big reasons for my lack of faith. Since the day we left for Atlanta nearly three years ago, one thought has been in my mind pretty much constantly I am going to regret this, or I am making a mistake. 
I really don't want to pull them from the school because they doing so well. I need to get a better paying job or somehow firgure out away to get a part time. Yes it would mean less sleep and less time with the family. But family and sleep don't pay bills, put food on the table, keep a roof over our heads

09-04-2015 10:56 AM

Re :   And then came school

 The electronics are a difference.

I was taught to use a slide rule in high school...

08-27-2015 1:44 PM

Re :   And then came school

I would have to stay todays kids have us beat by a few point. Not only are there the general items such as clothing, shoes, backpacks, pens, pencils and note books that countless generations of kids have needed. But a lot of kids these days are also using smartphones, tablets and laptops to complete school work and these items aren't generally provided by the school. a lot of schools to combat overcrowding may have students take a class online environment , you may have some students who complete all their classes this way. the only thing I had to worry about was having a note book and something to write with. I kept everything else I needed in my locker, come to think of it I can think of two lockers I never cleared out when I left those schools , I am going to go out on a limb and say whatever in those lockers was removed years, decades ago

08-27-2015 11:28 AM

Re :   And then came school

 It may be more expensive dollar wise, but I wager the percentage is probably pretty close to what it was when we were kids...

08-26-2015 6:50 PM

Re :   And then came school

And by the way we are now in official school time

08-25-2015 8:18 PM

Re :   And then came school

It's gotten more expensive since you and I where kids. Today the average parent or parents spend roughly around $200 for supplies for the start of the new school year. When you factor in private schools the uniform cost alone can be $200. We spent  $180 on basically three uniform sets for the kids. We will spend another $100 by the end of the year for school jackets. Over the last two weeks I think we formed out just under $200 for shoes. They each got three pairs. Zech got a pair of hush puppies, we also found him a pair of kedds at ROSS . we originally weren't going to go look, but we decided to try our luck. We caught a break, we found our daughter her size and zech his size. I forget what we got our daughter I know it was a pair of tennis shoes one of the more popular name brand. We caught a huge break I think we paid $15 for her shoe's and they normally ran for $35-$37. Every now and then we catch a good deal at ROSS. My wife recently told me its about time to retire a pair of my Rockports. ROSS is where I got my first pair. So far I think I have had five pair. The ones my wife said I need to retire are reaching the ten years of service mark. I was surprised we found hush puppies for zech. 

08-25-2015 8:17 PM

Re :   And then came school

 Kids were always expensive, even when I was one... Smiley

08-21-2015 12:51 PM

Re :   And then came school

Yesterday we attended orientation for regular school which starts Monday. Sending kids to school these days is not cheap supplies, uniforms, new clothes and shoes have sets us back a few hundred dollars, I would say that is the cost for private school but even public school is costly even if you have one kid and shop at Wal-Mart or Target it's still going to cost you $$$.  a lot of classes in school  are doing away traditional text books and instead going to Ipads or other tablet devices for kids to use to complete assignments, luckily for me my two are just going to per school. My daughter will have the same two teachers she had during summer camp. our Foster son will be transferring from the three year old to the four year old class room. It's amazing how much their vocabulary has improved. Our Daughter can count up to twenty now, not always in the correct order  and Saturday comes between 10 and 12. they are both good with Shapes and Colors and both are doing really well with their Alphabets. Well I am off to the bank I have to take the mother n laws mini van out for a drive and I need to go get money to give to the wife.  So I am off

Have a blessed and wonderful day

08-21-2015 6:28 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Received this prayer request to pass along:

Nick has just had spinal surgery and is in need of prayers for a rapid and complete healing.


08-20-2015 2:01 PM

Re :   And then came school

 Sounds like a smooth transition...

08-09-2015 7:15 PM

Re :   And then came school

We are just about three weeks away from the start of the regular school year. Last week we bought a couple of school uniforms, $180 for five shirts, a pair of shorts and a skirt. We still have to purchase jumpers, another couple pair of shorts or pants for Zachariah. Next pay day we are going out to purchase the kids shoe's from stride rite. in November we will purchase official school fleece jackets for them. My wife and I got to talking about how a few months before they started out at their school. my wife and I were checking out parks for a social event we were going to host and my wife jokingly said our kids are going to go that private Jewish school right there and I replied great we can also fork out several hundred dollars for them to attend each month, starting to think we should become fortune tellers

the kids have adjusted well, my daughter is pretty popular with her classmates, last week I took her to her room after dropping Zachariah off as we came into the room several of the kids saw me and yelled it's na-na's daddy na-na is our daughters nickname. several of her classmates ran over to meet her and they were all huggin, giggling and dancing around, before joining hands and running back over to the circle just in time in time story time.  the first few weeks she would have a fit as I was leaving. now we enter her class room she hands me her backpack and lunch bag points and tells me where they go then runs off to join her friends

08-09-2015 6:56 PM


07-21-2015 2:48 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Barb B lost her mother this morning. Please for for her and her family during this difficult time...


07-18-2015 6:40 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Dan K lost his father unexpectedly last night. Please pray for him and his family during this difficult time.


07-18-2015 8:14 AM

Re :   And then came school

Well we are just about twelve hours away from the start of summer camp. Wednesday we submitted our paper work, so the kid's are officially enrolled. Thursday we went shopping for school supplies. We spent over $125 on items they needed, backpacks, thermos's, lunch bags, plus they got clothes. Where the man really. Sticks it to you are 5he cartoon theme bags and such items. $15 per thermos! Of course we could have gotten cheaper but we let the kids pick out their items. Since its summer time the kids are back to sandals, flip flops, and flats. One the requirements for school is all shoes be enclosed. Finding an enclosed toe sands for boys no problem,  finding one for a girl good luck. I went to five different stores before I find a pair for her.  I have bought school supplies for drivers and fund raising events, didn't think much of it, buying  your own is where it gets complicated. 
So tomorrow we start the next great adventure. Seems like only yesterday we were holding our daughter for the first time. Trying to wrap our minds around this parenting thing. As parent your thinking ahead days, month's,  weeks, even years.  I remember right after we got back wondering about schools and pre schools. When do we enroll them, where?so many questions,  I am trusting in the lord on this one. Well its time to wrap up. Kids need bathes,  backpacks have to be pack, clothes assembled, shoes located, coffee made

06-07-2015 9:47 PM

Re :   And then came school

 I don't think your role as a father diminishes so much as transforms over time. She will still need you, just in a different capacity...

05-26-2015 1:02 PM

Re :   And then came school

and there simply going to summer camp three days a week for about four hours a day. I think it's my problem adjusting to change, getting out of my comfort zone. I knew this day was coming, I also know that some day many years from now, we will load her car, truck, hovercraft  or what ever personal transportation device is being used at that point  i will hug her and not want to let go, but I will because I know it will time be time for her to go out and start her own life. I think the best example is when John talks about his place compared to Jesus in the Bible. Before Jesus there is John and John is preaching about Jesus,  but when Jesus comes John says I must decrease while he (Jesus) increase (John 3:30). That's one of joys and heart break of being a parent, little by little you as parent have to step back and allow them room to grow, fly or fall. But always being there in the lowest and darkest points to encourage them, love them. i will admit too i am excited to see them start this phase

05-26-2015 5:09 AM

Re :   And then came school

 Sounds like you are struggling with the empty nest syndrome...

05-20-2015 12:59 PM

Topic :   And then came school

In less then a month the kids will start summer camp. Then in August they will start school. The goal with summer camp is to have them go three days a week part time 8:00-12:30 pm, then when the regular school year starts for the half have them go a full 8 hrs for three days then slowly work them into a full schedule. I have to admit this whole school thing is a bit unnerving. For the last two and half years I have spent my days with the kids, I have gotten use to surviving on little or no sleep, spending the day watching Curious George  or Elmo. just watching them grow and seeing their personalities starting to develop has been amazing. But now all that is changing, okay so they will be at summer camp in the morning and with me and the wife in the afternoon. I know them going to school is the natural process of things, but yet it seems unreal to me. it could be I am just nervous, afraid and don't like change. Maybe its because I am suddenly going to have trust others with my kids. Up till this point they have been with either me or the wife or family. The wife and I are very protective of them. I also think it's a loss of control. when their with me i feel like i can protect them absolutely, expect for the times when i get hit, kicked in the head or smacked with a dirty pull up, then I go into homer Simpson mode "why you little...."
I have been thinking about this since the first time the wife came to me and said we need to enroll them in school, originally the wife had wanted to do it when the daughter turned one, but i just wasn't ready and i don't think either of the kids where. my mind has been working over time recently trying to cope with all of this. I was driving home the other day and was listening to a christian radio show and they were talking about how we have this natural habit of wanting to be in control and how any thing that takes any of that control away we fight against, because we feel like we are going to fall apart if even the slightest  bit of control is taken away. Okay sure the loss of a little most of us can handle.  for a school paper i did for psychology course the paper address the issue of human trauma and natural disasters, the psychological and sociological effects of hurricanes, tornadoes , earthquakes. As i read various news reports about Katrina, Andrew, and other events and read about survivors  and how the events had effected them, somewhere in each story in some way shape or form control had suddenly been stripped away from them, and most of these people were in free fall. I realize that there was little any could against a hurricane and the destruction it brings. But then i realize it wasn't the storm itself that cause disarray it was after the storm, trying to find balance. It came down to situational conrtol. My theory as well as others (I assume) is that if a person has a little bit of  situational conrtol after the storm to give them a starting point, i think it takes some of the emotional toll away. I think this one area where technology really comes into play. five , ten , twenty years ago when hurricanes came along and wrecked havoc  it was a nightmare especially where personal  items where involved photos, tax and business records, letters how many of untold thousands of personal items  were loss? now with jump drives, SD Cards various cloud services and other storage devices all of these items can be preserve, while its not total control it allows for some and allows a person to slowly get their lives back togther.

the radio host while he talked about trust and control he brought up another point, while we want to be 110% in charge, it often puts us at odds with God, because we want to be in control and go our way say path A and God might be saying okay we are going down path A but only to this  point, from there we are going to take side path and go over to path D   or God might be saying no to path A but yes to path B but because of trust issues and resistance we struggle against God and it hinders his plans for us  

05-20-2015 6:28 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

My wife's Aunt Dot just passed away.

Please pray for her family.


05-11-2015 5:16 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

I Roger, am requesting Prayers for my wife Doris. This morning when she went to the bathroom. She noticed some blood in her Urine. So she went for a Doctor checkup to find out what the cause was. It turns out that she has a large growth in the Cervix area. So now she will be getting an appointment call. To see a specialist. Who will check to see what has to be done about that situation. Thanks for your Prayers !

05-07-2015 3:18 PM


05-01-2015 3:22 PM


05-01-2015 6:24 AM

Re :   A strange encounter at Starbucks

 Cash is becoming a thing of the past...sigh

04-08-2015 2:33 PM

Topic :   A strange encounter at Starbucks

I have a keurig single serve coffee make at home in fact the one I am using now is the third one we have owned , recently the wife talked about switching us to another model I forget who it was, after I reminded her though of the money she spent on the current machine she seemed less ambitious to purchase a new machine. So last week actually this past Sunday i went on a recon mission to discover where this Easter bunny photo booth was set up. I hate going  places at the last minute especially for something like that parking somewhere and learning the event is on the other side of the of the property a good quarter or half mile from where you parked. so Sunday morning i get up and go look. I park and go to the area where we got our Christmas photos done , nope nothing so i start walking and looking after about five minutes i find it, determine the closet place to park and the quickest walking trail. then I decided i was going to stop and get Starbucks. Normally i don't do Starbucks in the morning especially Monday thru Friday there's a Starbucks about two miles from our home in a shopping center and the drive thru  on most morning has a line of cars 10-20 long and the inside is always packed. so I get done with the recon mission and go to find the Starbucks in this shopping center. this Starbucks is hidden away and unless you know where  to go or pass by it on accident it's hard to find. So i go there and I am about the third or fourth person in line I place my order. as i am waiting to pay i notice everyone is paying with their phones! I have that option on my phone (Google Wallet) I ( the wife hasn't set it up yet ) as i watch the people ahead of me simply swipe their phones or have a bar code scan, i am standing there thinking man i really hope they still take cash

04-08-2015 6:27 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Bob's brother George is suffering with both septicemia (infection has spread to his bones) and stage four ulcer. George is not doing well and the family is applying to hospice for care.
I'm also asking for prayer for my niece, Sandy, and my brother and his family. Sandy is in the last stages of cancer and we've been told it's only a matter of days.
Please pray for both, George and Sandy, and their families.

02-27-2015 2:46 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

My cousin Russ, passed away this afternoon. Please pray for his family during this difficult time.


02-04-2015 7:03 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

I received this prayer Request to pass along:

I'm writing because I was recently informed that my daughter-in-law's mother, Betty, is in need of prayers. She has been having some respiratory problems and a  few weeks ago she needed to have fluid drained from her lung. A couple of weeks ago she went to the ER again and she needed to have additional fluid drained. After testing of the last fluid taken it appears some of the cells may be cancerous. Betty as been asked to see her doctor on Monday to discuss this issue.
The family is praying that this is not serious and additional testing, if done, show normal cells. We are asking for prays for Betty's speedy recovery from whatever is causing her respiratory difficulties.  And we are all praying this it not cancer. 

  Thank you for your prayers,

01-13-2015 12:46 PM

Topic :   Ebola Spreading Exponentially

Ebola Spreading Exponentially

The Ebola outbreak is spreading exponentially, and it has the likelihood to travel outside West Africa.  The United States and some European nations are sending military resources to combat the outbreak.  There is also a respiratory ailment sickening a lot of children in the United States.  There is talk that the large number of immigrants from South America which came through the American border had ailments and diseases that went unchecked.  The American government is not stating where these people are located.  The world is heading down a very dangerous road.   

The fourth seal speaks of disease and death.  We are not there yet for other events must happen first.  However, we see events that are building to that moment in time.  The governments of the world will control their population more as events like this happen.  Governments love to take a crisis and use it for their own benefit.  God told us governments are like beasts, and the worse of them all will be the government of the last days.   

It can get scary seeing all the pain and suffering in the world.  Sin entered into this world through Adam, and it was paid for with the life of the Second Adam, Jesus Christ.  If you put your trust in the Second Adam, then the affects of the First Adam will have no affect on you throughout eternity.  Even now, God’s Spirit has renewed you from the inside, and soon you will experience the full redemption on that day that creation will be in awe (Romans chapter 8). 

09-28-2014 10:39 AM

Topic :   How Deep the Father's Love for Us

How Deep the Father's Love for Us
How deep the Father's love for us,
 (1 John 3:1) 
How vast beyond all measure
(2 Cor. 9:15)
That He should give His only Son

(John 3:16-17)
To make a wretch His treasure

(Deut. 7:6)

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away

(Matt. 27:46)
As wounds which mar the chosen One,

(Is. 53:5)
Bring many sons to glory

(Rev. 21:2-4)

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders

(1 John 2:2)
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

(Luke 23:35-36)

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished

(Col. 2:14)
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

(John 19:30)

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom

(Prov. 21:30)
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

(Gal. 6:14)
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer

(Job 13:15)
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

(1 Cor. 15:10; 1 Tim. 1:15-17)
{Lyrics by Stewart Townend} 

09-27-2014 10:27 AM

Topic :   20,000 earthquakes in one month

20,000 earthquakes in one month

In this past week alone there has been several major earthquakes along the Pacific Ring of Fire, with earthquakes rumbling to life.  Can you imagine a time when the earth will begin to literally tear itself apart?  Perhaps not, but prophecy warns of just that during the latter half of the Tribulation.

People will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. Isaiah 2:19 NIV

Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. Revelation 16:18 & 20 NIV

20,000 earthquakes in one month
Tuesday marks one month since a record wave of seismic activity started at and around the volcano of Bardarbunga. At least 20,000 earthquakes struck the area in that period, according to estimates from the Icelandic Met Office. 186 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0-3.9 were detected. 43 quakes were of magnitude 4.0-4.9, most of them at Bardarbunga's caldera. A total of 23 earthquakes were detected of magnitude 5.0 or greater, all at Bardarbunga. The largest earthquake, a magnitude 5.7, struck on 26 August. That's the largest earthquake in Iceland since a M6.3 struck east of Reykjavík in 2008.
Three scenarios of future development are still considered most likely. Firstly, that the subsidence of Bardarbunga's caldera will stop and the Holuhraun eruption slowly fades out.
Secondly, the subsidence could continue, along with the eruption in Holuhraun. Another eruption could start, possibly under glacier. In this scenario, the eruption(s) could last for a longer time, with lava volume possibly measured in cubic kilometres. Should a subglacial eruption occur, explosive action and glacial floods should be expected.
The third scenario is an eruption within the Bardarbunga caldera. Scientists say such an eruption could melt large volumes of ice, causing a powerful glacial flood. Another possibility is that the water would not immediately escape the caldera, because of the volcano's previous subsidence. That meltwater would later produce a large flood. When the eruption would reach through the glacial ice above, explosive eruption with ashfall would be expected.

Powerful eruption observed at Shiveluch, Kamchatka - Russia

Fukushima, Japan Rocked By Two Earthquakes in One Hour; Epicenter Near Nuclear Plants
A pair of moderate earthquakes struck just off the coast of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture Wednesday, close to the nuclear power plants crippled by the March 2011 tsunami. There were no early reports of damage, injuries, or new problems at the nuclear plants. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the first earthquake struck at 9:45 p.m. JST (8:45 a.m. EDT in the U.S.) and registered a magnitude of 5.0. The second quake, a slightly stronger magnitude-5.2 tremor, struck 46 minutes later. Both were centered just off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, where the Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushimi Daini reactors were severely damaged in the March 11, 2011 tsunami that followed a magnitude-9.0 quake farther offshore. The damage spawned the worst crisis at a nuclear power plant since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, and prompted Japan to shut down most of its nuclear power plants.

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

5.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Indonesia

09-27-2014 10:23 AM

Topic :   CDC Predicts As Many As 1.4 Million Ebola Cases by Early 2015

CDC Predicts As Many As 1.4 Million Ebola Cases by Early 2015

There seems to be no end to the Ebola pandemic in West Africa.  The horrible events now playing out in nations such as Liberia and Sierra Leone are but a glimpse of what will transpire during the darkest days of the coming Tribulation.

Ebola is not the only disease in the news these days as pestilence outbreaks are occurring across North and Central America as well as the Caribbean.

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV

CDC Predicts As Many As 1.4 Million Ebola Cases by Early 2015
A new and particularly grim CDC projection estimates that Ebola cases in western Africa could easily breach the million mark in just four months. The agency warned that without an effective intervention or a slowdown in the transmission of the virus, the world's biggest outbreak on record could extend from 550,000 to as many as 1.4 million cases by January 20. 

The Pure Hell At The Heart Of The Ebola Pandemic In Africa Could Soon Be Coming To America
Did you know that the number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone is approximately doubling every 20 days?  People are dropping dead in the streets, large numbers of bodies are being dumped into the rivers, and gravediggers can hardly keep up with the the number of corpses that are being delivered to the cemeteries.  As you read this, life is pure hell in many areas of West Africa, and now the CDC is warning that things may get far, far worse in the very near future.  According to the CDC, the number of Ebola cases could potentially soar to 1.4 million by the end of January.  Of course the CDC says that this is a "worst-case scenario", but for our health officials to even suggest that such a huge number is possible is quite chilling.  We are now being told that the fatality rate for this Ebola outbreak has risen to 71 percent, and so most of the "cases" will eventually turn into deaths.  If we do eventually see 1.4 million cases of Ebola in West Africa, it is incredibly naive to think that it will not spread to other parts of the globe as well.

Governments Building Ebola Detention Camps to Quarantine the Infected: “Community Care Centers”
Many now believe that it is only a matter of time before cases of Ebola are detected in other parts of the world. And if what’s happening in Africa is any guide, then we can expect a widespread, heavily militarized response by officials in the West, especially in the United States. In Sierra Leone the military is doing house-to-house searches looking for anyone who may be infected with Ebola or showing similar symptoms. A similar plan is being put into place in Liberia, where the World Health Organization is rapidly establishing “Community Care Centers,” where those infected with the disease will be detained and quarantined:

09-27-2014 10:08 AM

Topic :   13 years

it's been 13 years since that tragic day  13 years ago when life was changed forever. i had gone into work the previous night at 11pm. i was working as a security officer at some hotel a few miles from the las Vegas strip. the night had started out routinely, i had complete a few patrol rounds, tracked down an extra pillow or two. it was going to typical Tuesday night. Then around 1:30 the trouble began we were going to have an in coming group of distress passengers, the original number was ten. they were connecting with a flight to Chicago, but Chicago had started diverting flights  because of weather. so the shuttle driver took off for the airport and about ten minutes or so later he came across the two way radio 
how many people are supposed to be here?
ten, maybe 11 replied the night manager. 
I immediately had a feeling something was wrong 
the shuttle driver came back i have close to fifty people down here.
the night manager told the driver to stand by
a few minutes i heard the manager tell the driver load  as many as he could  and i would bring a second shuttle so off  i went. I firgure each of us would have to make two trips. i arrived a few minutes later and a rough count but the number of passengers at over a hundred. 
we are going to need the third shuttle. come again came the night manager. 
again i said we are going to need the third shuttle 
how many people are there? 
rough estimate i replied about one hundred, maybe 125
okay i am bringing the third shuttle came the reply from the night manager. 
so until about 4:45 that morning all three  shuttles ran, i stopped once for fuel and coffee. the shuttle driver had left at 3am he had put in 13 hours and had decided that was enough. so the bar tender and the night manager had driven the other shuttle. we brought in over 200 passengers. not only was there the original issue out of Chicago. a freak wind storm in Arizona shut down the Phoenix airport and a stalled  airline on some runway in saint Paul had caused more headaches. around 5am i swung through the airport, not seeing anyone i went back to the hotel. right as i pulled in there where people waiting to go back. so the next hour and half that is what i did. after my seventh trip i had stopped  for coffee at some gas station. i headed back to the hotel expecting more people waiting to taken back. only there wasn't. thinking the storm had passed i went inside the hotel to make a final round. the bar area,hotel lobby, breakfast area was packed. everyone was staring at the television, no one was speaking a few people appeared to be upset about something. some morning news show anchor was speaking, plane, tower,  fire, tower hit plane, plane malfunction, crash land....
then there was an image of the first tower, oh a plane had malfunctioned crashing into the tower then the second plane struck. people screamed,a few started to cry,there where choice words.
i made the statement that wasn't an accident 
several people stopped and looked at me
i repeated what i said with that airline was intentionally flown into that building. several people snicker, what did some rent a cop know? then the story about the Pentagon broke, some explosion or such.
i refilled my cup and headed for the airport, no one was flying any where. i brought back those i had dropped off, those at least who hadn't caught flights. early in the morning there had been only a few police officers and airport employees. By the time i got back  there were dozens  and dozens  of police officers. i drove till a little after 9 am. the day shift had two drivers plus others who could drive. 
when i got home about an hour or so later i walked in the front door to find the wife staring at the television, one of the towers came down. we sat and watched the news till around 2pm, i doze off. when i woke later the wife told the second tower came down, the explosion at the Pentagon was a third airline  and a fourth hijack airliner had crashed and all flights were cancelled.
may we never forget that day 

09-11-2014 4:32 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

This prayer request is for N.  Please pray for healing for infected ulcer on foot,  red and swollen scar on back, and good results on upcoming MRI and bloodwork.  Also pray for compassion and understanding for his supervisors to allow this work to be done with his current doctor.

09-02-2014 1:14 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Intense prayers needed please for a friend, husband and father who was in a very bad motorcycle accident last night. Name is Matt. He suffered a lot of injuries including to his brain stem. Thank you!

08-19-2014 4:03 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Received this prayer request to pass along:

Greetings my Brothers and Sisters, my name is Mike, I don't normally ask for prayers for myself, because of pride. But, I have just found out that I'm have stage three skin cancer. I start my chemo therapy Sept. 8th. I have fought this battle before but not in this aggressive manner . Thank you and God Bless you all

08-05-2014 3:12 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Shirley had major surgery today. She is doing well but could use prayers and healing energy for a speedy and complete recovery.



07-24-2014 2:57 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

I know several people who are having some real challenges in their lives right now. Some physical, some emotional and some psychological. Several of these people would like to remain anonymous. Please pray for all these people that they may meet their challenges with strength and courage and come through them healed and whole. Thank you


Marla who is experiencing severe, recurring leg and back pain

C whose surgery did not go as expected and is struggling to heal

T who needs lots of love and support right now

Jessica who has chostochondritis

Leo who hurt his knee and leg

Mike who has Parkinson’s

M G who is working to overcome her fear of water and live with chronic pain

N who is struggling with depression

K and J who are both trying to overcome addictions

Loren who is missed dearly


I’m sure I have forgotten someone. Thank you for all your prayers.


Love and light,


07-18-2014 11:53 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this request to pass along:

Please pray for a friend who is having major surgery Mon.. May his surgical team be guided to do their best, healing work and may he heal quickly and completely
Thank you,

05-12-2014 1:54 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

A local family who would like to remain anonymous needs prayers
A few years ago grandmother accidentally ran over her own daughter, the mother of two young girls. Yesterday their father committed suicide. No one knows why.
He leaves behind his two girls, who are now orphans, his new wife and her daughters as well as other family members.
They are all devastated. Please send healing, loving prayers to all.

05-06-2014 2:25 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

A little boy, Odin, will be three next month. He has an inoperable tumor on his brain stem. Experimental treat helped in the beginning, but he has now taken a turn for the worse. Please pray for his healing and for his family.


04-22-2014 2:24 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Ron & Peggy (Lawrence) Shartrand are asking for prayers for Ron's mother, Geraldine (Gerry) Shartrand. She is 101 years young, had an infection in her leg and it has turned gangrenous. She is having surgery today to correct the problem.

Please pray for her rapid and complete recovery, for her safety and for her family during this difficult time.


03-24-2014 8:22 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this request for prayer:

A young man, C, is trying to start a business after losing his job. He is having great trouble in focusing on his work and is requesting prayers for this problem so he can build a successful business and take care of his family.


03-18-2014 1:22 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

My niece's husband (66) has been diagnosed with cancer and it is spreading rapidly. He needs many prayers to sustain his family through this ordeal.  He is in much pain, and now having chemo. Russ

Please pray for his rapid and complete recovery.


03-13-2014 8:41 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

My 11 year old, great nephew is having a very hard time with his grandfather's passing and he also lost his grandmother about 9 months ago. He is afraid he will die, now. Please pray for him to receive the peace that transcends all understanding that he will understand more and no longer fear.



03-08-2014 9:11 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Please send healing prayers to Paulette. She has had a stroke and needs major surgery for blocked arteries.



02-20-2014 3:04 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this need to pass along:

Stella has made it past the critical 48 hour mark, without another episode with her heart.   She cannot breathe on your own at this point.  Main concern is over kidney, liver and lung functions.


02-16-2014 5:03 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just found out my great nephew is urinating blood. Please pray for his rapid and complete recovery.


02-05-2014 8:32 PM


I know there are three different view points on the rapture and when the church will be caught up, pre, middle and post tribulation. while it would be nice if the rapture took place before the world went mad, I don't see it happening that way, I think as Christians we will be needed here on earth to continue with the message of salvation. I think as the end days progress and get worse a lot of people are going to start waking up and realizing something is not right, that they are not getting all the facts. I think the coming tribulation will be the deciding factor for a lot of people where they stand with God or the world. I personally have never given much thought to the rapture, I know it will happen eventually. I think the attitude of every Christian to accept it's coming but not spend our time looking to the sky 'waiting to beamed up".  I think the church should continue on with it's mission

01-17-2014 9:39 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just found out my brother-in-law passed away unexpectedly. Please pray for his family during this difficult time.


01-09-2014 3:50 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Ruth is 83, has been diagnosed with shingles and now needs hernia surgery, an apparent side effect from the shingles. Please pray for her rapid and complete recovery.


01-07-2014 2:22 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:


Please pray for Carol’s husband who is quite ill.

Thank you,




Still hanging in w/my husband.  He needed a bone marrow biopsy last Thurs., and another transfusion on Friday.  There’s something going on w/his bone marrow not producing red and white blood cells.  We’ll find out this Friday what the diagnosis is.  He’s so stressed, not eating much and sleeping all the time.  Day by day.




01-06-2014 1:49 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Ruth has been diagnosed with shingles. She is in her 80's. Please pray for her rapid and complete recovery and for freedom from pain - thanks!

12-26-2013 11:25 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request from my niece to share:

Please pray for my 'aunt she is having a major surgery on Christmas Eve morning due to cancer. She is having a double mastectomy and then having a tummy tuck to rebuild her breast afterwards. The surgery is a 8 hour surgery tomorrow. Please help us pray it hasn't spread to the tissue or lymph nodes!

12-24-2013 4:42 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

My mother fell last Wednesday night when the door handle that she was tugging closed came off.  She has a stress fracture in one of her lumbar vertebrae.  She was in the hospital from Thursday morning to Sunday afternoon and now she is home and I am here in Florida with her.  Sunday night she slept through the night with no pain, Monday she had a good day – when she has the brace on she doesn’t feel any pain, but last night she had a lot of pain and feels very weak again.  I’ll be here until January 12 and we’re hoping that she will be able to be alone by then with some help from home health aides and continuing physical therapy.

Please pray for a rapid and complete healing - thanks!

12-24-2013 4:02 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

I just left Mom in the hospital in a lot of pain. She may need back surgery and has a urinary tract infection and the doctor's think she'll be in the hospital for a while and will then need rehab.

Please pray for her rapid and complete recovery, preferably without the need for surgery.


12-24-2013 7:07 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Vicky was injured in a serious car accident on Thanksgiving night.


“She is in Intensive Care at Hartford Hospital.   There is spinal damage with a fractured jaw which is wired shut for now.  This is going to be a long recovery and right now what we don’t know is far greater than what we know.

Please pray for her rapid and complete recovery and for her family - thanks.

12-03-2013 11:32 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Please send prayers to the family of Sue Plourd. She passed on 11/16/13. Her family and friends could use loving support at this time.

Thank you,


11-17-2013 7:44 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Please send prayers for Tsing who is having foot surgery that requires two months of recovery. May she heal quickly and completely.


Thank you

10-11-2013 6:52 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

I have come across a 2 1/2 yo boy who was just diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor. His condition is terminal. His family is hoping for God's miraculous intervention.

Please pray for young Oden and his family. May he be healed by the power and glory of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ!

10-10-2013 5:48 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Marilyn Howell has a disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakobs Disease, Please pray for her rapid recovery.

10-02-2013 8:21 PM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Please send healing prayers to Sara who is very ill with multiple issues and her family.


Thank you,


Doreen P Laporte,

10-02-2013 6:32 AM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

My aunt passed away last night. She was 100 years old. Would appreciate prayers for my family and myself.


09-29-2013 3:46 PM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

Just received these prayer requests to pass along:


Please pray for:

Marianne who has breast cancer.

Chris who is having a major flare up of rheumatoid arthritis.

Lisa who lost her husband recently and is struggling with the loss and grief.

Kathy who is the caregiver for Russell and Bebe who both have dementia, please pray for them too.

Henry who has cancer.

Sandy who is the caregiver for her step-mom who has dementia.

Jennifer, Andrea and Linda who lost their fathers recently.

Cindy who is caring for both her parents and is very depressed.

Maureen who had a heart attack.

Linda who lost her hearing suddenly and has other major health issues.

Loren who is ill.


Thanks for all the love and prayers, please feel free to pass this request on we can all use as much prayer as we can get.

In gratitude,



09-23-2013 5:56 AM


- (Written in 1974)

"The world is deathly ill.  It is dying.  The Great Physician has already signed the death certificate.  Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do.  They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world.  It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomers.
Christians are ambassadors for Christ.  They are representatives from Heaven to this dying world.  And because of our presence here, things will change.

My sister, Betsy, and I were in the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbruck because we committed the crime of loving Jews.  Seven hundred of us from Holland, France, Russia, Poland and Belgium were herded into a room built for two hundred.  As far as I knew, Betsy and I were the only two representatives of Heaven in that room.

We may have been the Lord's only representatives in that place of hatred, yet because of our presence there, things changed.  Jesus said, "In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."  We too, are to be overcomers – bringing the light of Jesus into a world filled with darkness and hate.

Sometimes I get frightened as I read the Bible, and as I look in this world and see all of the tribulation and persecution promised by the Bible coming true.  Now I can tell you, though, if you too are afraid, that I have just read the last pages.  I can now come to shouting "Hallelujah! Hallelujah!" for I have found where it is written that Jesus said,

"He that overcometh shall inherit all things: 
and I will be His God,
and he shall be My son."
This is the future and hope of this world. Not that the world will survive – but that we shall be overcomers in the midst of a dying world.
Betsy and I, in the concentration camp, prayed that God would heal Betsy who was so weak and sick.
"Yes, the Lord will heal me,", Betsy said with confidence.
She died the next day and I could not understand it. They laid her thin body on the concrete floor along with all the other corpses of the women who died that day.

It was hard for me to understand, to believe that God had a purpose for all that.  Yet because of Betsy's death, today I am traveling all over the world telling people about Jesus.

There are some among us teaching there will be no tribulation, that the Christians will be able to escape all this. These are the false teachers that Jesus was warning us to expect in the latter days.  Most of them have little knowledge of what is already going on across the world. I have been in countries where the saints are already suffering terrible persecution.

In China, the Christians were told, "Don't worry, before the tribulation comes you will be translated – raptured." Then came a terrible persecution.  Millions of Christians were tortured to death. Later I heard a Bishop from China say, sadly,

"We have failed.
We should have made the people strong for persecution,
rather than telling them Jesus would come first.
Tell the people how to be strong in times of persecution,
how to stand when the tribulation comes,
– to stand and not faint."
I feel I have a divine mandate to go and tell the people of this world that it is possible to be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are in training for the tribulation, but more than sixty percent of the Body of Christ across the world has already entered into the tribulation. There is no way to escape it.
We are next.
Since I have already gone through prison for Jesus' sake, and since I met the Bishop in China, now every time I read a good Bible text I think, "Hey, I can use that in the time of tribulation."  Then I write it down and learn it by heart.

When I was in the concentration camp, a camp where only twenty percent of the women came out alive, we tried to cheer each other up by saying, "Nothing could be any worse than today." But we would find the next day was even worse.  During this time a Bible verse that I had committed to memory gave me great hope and joy.

"If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye;
for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you;
on their part evil is spoken of,
but on your part He is glorified."
(I Peter 3:14)
I found myself saying, "Hallelujah!
Because I am suffering, Jesus is glorified!"
In America, the churches sing, "Let the congregation escape tribulation", but in China and Africa the tribulation has already arrived. This last year alone more than two hundred thousand Christians were martyred in Africa. Now things like that never get into the newspapers because they cause bad political relations. But I know. I have been there. We need to think about that when we sit down in our nice houses with our nice clothes to eat our steak dinners. Many, many members of the Body of Christ are being tortured to death at this very moment, yet we continue right on as though we are all going to escape the tribulation.

Several years ago I was in Africa in a nation where a new government had come into power. The first night I was there some of the Christians were commanded to come to the police station to register. When they arrived they were arrested and that same night they were executed. The next day the same thing happened with other Christians. The third day it was the same. All the Christians in the district were being systematically murdered.

The fourth day  I was to speak in a little church. The people came, but they were filled with fear and tension. All during the service they were looking at each other, their eyes asking, "Will this one I am sitting beside be the next one killed? Will I be the next one?"

The room was hot and stuffy with insects that came through the screenless windows and swirled around the naked bulbs over the bare wooden benches. I told them a story out of my childhood.

"When I was a little girl, " I said, "I went to my father and said,
"Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be strong enough to be a martyr for Jesus Christ."
"Tell me," said Father,
"When you take a train trip to Amsterdam,
when do I give you the money for the ticket?
Three weeks before?"

"No, Daddy, you give me the money for the ticket just before we get on the train."

"That is right," my father said, "and so it is with God's strength.
Our Father in Heaven knows when you will need the strength to be a martyr for Jesus Christ.
He will supply all you need – just in time…"

My African friends were nodding and smiling.
Suddenly a spirit of joy descended upon that church and the people began singing,

" In the sweet, by and by,
we shall meet on that beautiful shore."
Later that week, half the congregation of that church was executed.
I heard later that the other half was killed some months ago.
But I must tell you something. I was so happy that the Lord used me to encourage these people, for unlike many of their leaders, I had the word of God. I had been to the Bible and discovered that Jesus said He had not only overcome the world, but to all those who remained faithful to the end, He would give a crown of life.

How can we get ready for the persecution?

First we need to feed on the Word of God, digest it, make it a part of our being. This will mean disciplined Bible study each day as we not only memorize long passages of scripture, but put the principles to work in our lives.

Next we need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Not just the Jesus of yesterday, the Jesus of History,
but the life-changing Jesus of today who is still alive
and sitting at the right hand of God.

We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is no optional command of the Bible, it is absolutely necessary. Those earthly disciples could never have stood up under the persecution of the Jews and Romans had they not waited for Pentecost. Each of us needs our own personal Pentecost, the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We will never be able to stand in the tribulation without it.

In the coming persecution we must be ready to help each other and encourage each other.
But we must not wait until the tribulation comes before starting.
The fruit of the Spirit should be the dominant force of every Christian's life.

Many are fearful of the coming tribulation, they want to run. I, too, am a little bit afraid when I think that after all my eighty years, including the horrible Nazi concentration camp, that I might have to go through the tribulation also.
But then I read the Bible and I am glad.

When I am weak, then I shall be strong, the Bible says. Betsy and I were prisoners for the Lord, we were so weak, but we got power because the Holy Spirit was on us. That mighty inner strengthening of the Holy Spirit helped us through. No, you will not be strong in yourself when the tribulation comes. Rather, you will be strong in the power of Him who will not forsake you. For seventy-six years I have known the Lord Jesus and not once has He ever left me, or let me down.

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him", (Job 13:15)
for I know that to all who overcome,
He shall give the crown of life.
- Corrie Ten Boom - 1974

09-08-2013 10:16 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received these prayer requests to pass along:

Please send prayers to:

Carol and her husband who has stage 3 lung cancer. He has been told there isn’t anything that can be done for him.

Cindy who is struggling with depression.

Lisa whose husband died recently.

Nicky who suffers from mental illness and is becoming more violent and unstable.

Justin who is very depressed.

Herve who is going blind.


Also, A great big THANK YOU to everyone for your prayers for Rich’s little daughter – her hip dysplasia was healed WITHOUT surgery – her doctors are amazed 


Thanks all, your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.


08-19-2013 8:54 AM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

Prayer request - Kevin is bleeding from his bowels. Seeing the gastroenterologist Thursday. It's bad. The doctor yesterday told me he's hemorrhaging. He's feeling better today but very tired.

08-14-2013 12:02 PM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

Just received these prayer requests to pass along:

Please send healing prayers to:

Matt who's dying of a very rare disease, his wife and family who are in shock.
Ruth who keeps falling and is in constant pain, and her daughter who is struggling to care for her.

Thank you

07-22-2013 8:23 AM

Topic :   Why Did Christ Die?-by Henry Morris, Ph.D.

Days of Praise

"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

This passage is often considered the defining passage of the gospel, stating the great truth that Christ died for our sins, then was buried (thus stressing that His resurrection was a physical resurrection, not just spiritual), and then rose again. As such, it is interesting that verse 1 which introduces it ("I declare unto you the gospel") contains the central mention of the more than 100 times the Greek word for "gospel" occurs in the New Testament.

However, it does not say why Christ died for our sins. It was not just to pay for our salvation and make us happy. There are, in fact, numerous references to His substitutionary death which do give us further insight into just why Christ died for us and our salvation.

For example, "he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again" (2 Corinthians 5:15). And consider Galatians 1:4, in which Paul tells us that Christ "gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world."

Peter's testimony and explanation was that the Lord Jesus "his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness" (1 Peter 2:24). John said: "|God| loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another" (1 John 4:10-11).

There are many other verses to the same affect. Christ did not die merely to save our souls, but to empower us to live in a way that would glorify God right here on Earth. HMM

07-21-2013 8:39 AM

Topic :   'With His Stripes We Are Healed....And Who Shall Declare His Generation?'

"With His Stripes We Are Healed....And Who Shall Declare His Generation?"



"Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 

 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken." 

~Isaiah 53:1-8~

07-13-2013 9:26 AM

Topic :   A Profusion of Roses ~

A Profusion of Roses ~

*  *  *
For we are unto God a
 sweet fragrance of Christ,
 in them
 that are saved,
 and in them that perish:
2 Corinthians 2:15
*  *  *

07-13-2013 9:20 AM

Topic :   Blessed . . .

Blessed . . .

  • What lovely, near perfect day this is . . .
    low humidity, temps hovering just below 80*, turquoise blue sky w/dots of fluffy clouds, sweet breeze . . . .
    I hope you are enjoying yours, too. Happy weekend!

07-13-2013 9:17 AM


07-08-2013 2:28 PM

Re :   I Wonder...

the problem is the church is trying to be acceptable by world standards, we as Christians have caved into political correctness, we are afraid to stand for what is right, what we know to be true. If we are true to Christian teachings and hold fast to our values then we as Christians are going to have conflict with the world, our lord warned us of this, I say if the world wants to be mad and hate us fine, for me personally it would be normal I seem to always have someone upset with me for one reason or another

07-08-2013 9:22 AM

Topic :   I Wonder...

I Wonder...
As fireworks sound off in the distance and July 4, 2013 winds to a close, I wonder…

How have we strayed so far from what the founding fathers intended?

We have gone from scripture reading and prayer in schools to banning all that is holy or has any form of godliness in our public buildings, school rooms, graduation ceremonies and military? We have exchanged a commitment to hard work and success into hand outs, welfare and government assistance for millions?

We fight to legalize late term abortion, pass laws supporting homosexuality and stand with pride in our nation as we sing “God Bless America.” We sit in silence as our churches morph into carbon copies of the world then stand to sing “My Jesus I love Thee.”

"...the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.... Professing to be wise, they became fools.... Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.... Romans 1

“Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord...." Acts 3:19

Will Americans repent and turn from there wicked ways, crying out to God for forgiveness of their sins, pleading with Him to cleanse and restore, deliver and heal? Or will it be business as usual for the masses as the wrath of God is poured out against the ungodly wickedness in the hearts of the citizens of this once great nation?

I shudder to think.!!.

07-05-2013 7:14 AM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

Just received these prayer request to pass along:

For Matt who is extremely ill and too afraid to get medical help and his wife who is afraid he will die without it.


For Mr Shook who has been ill and had a number of surgeries with more to needed.


For Lance who had head surgery recently


For Herve who is going blind


For Jackie and Bebe who have Alzheimers and are steadily slipping away

07-04-2013 7:17 AM

Re :   In The Midst of The Storm

I was listening to Charles Swindol this morning while at work. He was speaking of hardships we face in life and how our natural response is too figure out to resolve the crisis on our own, or 9 times out ten, turn and run. Both are unwise moves on our parts. The wisest thing we can do when storms and hardships roll into our lives is stand and face the wind and rain, or the hardship head on. it won't be a pleasant experience but in the long run we will come out better as person, and be one step closer to becoming what God  intends for us to be.

07-03-2013 6:53 PM

Topic :   Things of the World-by Henry Morris

Days of Praise

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world." (1 John 2:15)

We must be wary of the world's "things," because we are "in the world," not "of the world" (John 17:11-16). The command in our text is that we are not to love the world or its things, not that we should remain blissfully ignorant of them. We are to be "wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10:16).

There are big things of the world like nations and kingdoms (Matthew 4:8; Luke 12:30), as well as cares and riches (Mark 4:19), that can sap our focus and drain our loyalties. And there are "rudiments" and "elements" (Colossians 2:20; Galatians 4:3) that can twist our thinking and "spoil" us (Colossians 2:8).

We are warned that friendship with the worldly lifestyle and that which espouses the "things" of the world makes us an "enemy of God" (James 4:4). That is because such people embrace the "spirit of the world" and not "the spirit which is of God" (1 Corinthians 2:12). Those people speak about the things of the world, and the world listens to them (1 John 4:5).

God's people may be "base" and "weak"—even "foolish" in the eyes of the world (1 Corinthians 1:27-28). Since the great Creator God has chosen us out of the world (John 15:19), it should not surprise us that the world "hates" those who belong to the Lord Jesus (John 17:14). Hence, the ungodly passions that drive the ungodly behavior of the world, "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world" (1 John 2:16).

Those passions and the people who embrace them will "pass away." But "he that doeth the will of God abideth forever" (1 John 2:17). HMM

07-01-2013 7:24 AM

Topic :   Prayer Requests

Just received these prayer requests to pass along:

Please pray for the rapid and complete recovery of Dan & Janice who are both struggling with Cancer and for TJ who is fighting pneumonia.


06-19-2013 6:24 PM

Topic :   God Is Always A Good father

I would like to take this opportunity to wish God a happy Father’s day. I have never wished Him a happy Father’s day before and think it’s appropriate to do so. Why not. What a great Father He is. He is the greatest father of all. He exemplifies what it is to be good father. He is kind, compassionate, and loving. He always has an ear for His children. He always responds with wisdom to our requests. He knows when we need a stern rebuke and He knows when we need a loving embrace. When we hurt, He heals. When we are sad. He cheers us up. When we are lonely, He sits real close. When we are happy, He rejoices with us. He found us in great trouble; He rescued us. He encourages us when we feel challenged. He defends us against our enemies. He tenderly consoles us when our hearts break. He let’s us learn our own lessons without interfering. He waits patiently on the porches of Heaven, longing for our return when we go to a far country of sin. He is always ready to take us back. After He forgives, He forgets. He has prepared eternity for us. He has held back nothing. He is a great friend, greater than a brother. He promises to clothe us, feed us, and shelter us. He knows where we are all the time, because His GPS is the best. He creates good things and will destroy all evil. He is strong and brave. We can rely on Him. All that He has, He shares. God is a good Father.


God Is Always A Good father

Some may say that a good Father would not let His Son die a horrible death. Don’t forget that the Father and the Son are one. God shed His blood and died VOLUNTARILY for anyone who wants forgiveness. He gave His life for a ransom. We were kidnapped by sin and He sacrificed Himself to rescue us. He is a good Father.

06-16-2013 2:35 PM

Re :   Prayer Request

 Praying for your wife!

06-11-2013 6:26 PM

Topic :   Prayer Request

Just received this prayer request to pass along:

My wife Doris had chest pains this morning that caused her to go to the Doctor. She had an E.K.G. and Lung X Ray. All was O'K. there. But the Doctor said what she has is an attack of ( COSTOCHONDRITIS ) . It's a painful chest condition. To understand what it is. Look up its name on the Web. Please Pray for her. Thanks.

06-06-2013 3:04 PM


06-04-2013 9:58 AM

Topic :   Loves not easy but it's good.

Somehow we get this notion that following Jesus will make it all easy. But it is just not true. The truth is that it is good. That he is good. The truth is that it is worth it. The truth is that he is enough. The truth is that he will sustain us. The truth is that he will provide for us. The truth is that he will catch us when we fall. The truth is that he will quite the storms or he will quite us. The truth is that love cost him everything and it will cost us. The truth is that he will never leave us or forsake us. The truth is that he is love. The truth is that there is nothing that can separate us from his great love that is in Christ Jesus. The truth is that he works in all situations for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose. Loves not easy but it's good. 

06-04-2013 9:54 AM

Topic :   ' I Anticipate Your Dependence Upon Me'.

" I Anticipate Your Dependence Upon Me".

My child, give Me your heart, for out of it issues life. My hand is upon you, and I will keep you in all places wherever you go. I am your God, and I am your Father, and I will care for you and provide for you according to all that you need. I will be at your side, ready to help you whenever you call on Me. I am not unmindful of your needs, and My concern is for you.

You do not need to carry your own load, for I will be happy to help you carry it and to bear you up as well. You do not walk alone or meet any situation alone, for I am with you, and I will give you wisdom and strength, and My blessing shall be yours. Keep your heart set on Me and your affections on things above; for I cannot bless you unless you ask Me. And I cannot answer if you do not call. I cannot minister to you unless you come to Me.

Do not wait to feel worthy, for no one is worthy of My blessings. My grace bypasses your shortcomings, and I give to My children because they ask of Me and because I love them. I do not love one more than another. I give most liberally to those who ask the most of Me, for I love to have you depend on Me. This is why the Spirit within you cries, “Abba—Father.” As your Father, I anticipate your dependence on Me. You may mature and outgrow your dependence on your human parents, but as My child, you will never “outgrow” your spiritual sonship, nor will I ever cast you out to rely on your own resources, not even when you become a parent. Indeed, then you will more fully appreciate My feelings toward you. You will then understand the love a father has for his child, and experience the desire to care for and provide; then you will know more fully how much I love you, how ready I am to help you, and how available I am to counsel with you and give you My support.

Heaven's resources are at your command, and you need never want, so long as I am your Shepherd. Do not think that since I know all about you, you need not bother to tell Me. It is true that I know, but you need to tell Me so that in the telling, you may experience the release of an open heart, and the fellowship of a Friend.

As you open your heart to Me, I will come to you. As you speak to Me, I will speak to you. As you reveal yourself to Me, I will reveal Myself to you. This is a law of life. There must be action to bring reaction. There must be a question to bring an answer. There must be an expression of love and confidence on the part of one person to arouse a corresponding response in another person.

Never presume My presence. Never assume that knowing your need, I will automatically supply Ask, and it shall be given. Call upon Me, and I will answer you. Tell Me that you love Me, and I will make your heart know in a very real way My love for you and My near­ness, and you shall never feel alone.

Welcome Me into your heart, and the more you sense My presence within you, the more you will feel at home no matter where you may be. Forget anything else, but never forget this.

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ
lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me
and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20
by Frances J. Roberts.

06-03-2013 8:37 AM

Topic :   Rainbow Mickey’ souvenirs come out for Gay Days

Mickey the merchandiser has gone loud and proud, in a subtle sort of way.


Walt Disney World will be the gathering spot for thousands of gays, their friends and families this weekend, as the 23rd annual Gay Day takes place Saturday at the Magic Kingdom. Now a weeklong event, Gay Days began in 1991 as a single day on which the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was encouraged to “Wear Red and Be Seen” while visiting the world’s most-popular theme park.

Though Walt Disney World has always maintained a neutral stance on the annual event, neither endorsing nor discouraging it, the merchandising machine that is Disney isn’t passing up an opportunity to put out a few crowd-pleasing souvenirs.

Earlier this week, Disney began to sprinkle merchandise throughout its parks with designs including rainbows, symbol of the gay-pride movement. Red tank tops with rainbow-colored Mickey Mouse heads began arriving in shops along Main Street USA a few days ago. They were paired in store displays with other rainbow items usually found in the parks year-round, such as rainbow pins and antenna toppers.

A rainbow mug can be had for $12.95; a rainbow wallet for $14.95. Mickey Mouse Vinylmations in rainbow — $12.95 apiece — were also prominently displayed.

“We offer a wide range of merchandise items that appeal to guests of diverse backgrounds,” said Walt Disney World spokeswoman Bernadette Davis.

Disney has sold such products in years past. This year’s merchandise, which makes no mention of Gay Days, was being snapped up Thursday by people in town for the event.

Chuck Stickler, who visits Disney about every six months from San Antonio, picked up a rainbow Mickey T-shirt, which went with a rainbow Mickey pin he bought years ago.

“I look good in red. Everybody says it,” he quipped, adding later: “I’m happy to see some Gay Days merchandise — well, it’s not really Gay Days merchandise, but rainbow Mickey merchandise.”

Gay Days’ organizers say they expect 170,000 people to participate in some aspect of this year’s event, which started Tuesday evening and runs through Sunday. In addition to visiting Disney World, participants have a range of planned events from which to choose across the tourism district and the rest of the Orlando area, including a Taste of Gay Days restaurant exposition, a charity auction, pool parties and other social gatherings.

Gay Days, which is based in Orlando, expanded its reach to the Western half of the country last fall with the introduction of Gay Days Las Vegas. And that inaugural event created extra buzz for Gay Days Orlando, organizer Chris Alexander-Manley said.

“Actually, we have a lot of people here that were at Gay Days Las Vegas last year. And that was the first time they had attended one of our events,” he said.

Marcus Blake and David Mendelson, who said they regularly attend Gay Days, bought red rainbow T-shirts as they toured Disney’s Animal Kingdom as part of Gay Days’ Thursday agenda. It’s not often they see such rainbow merchandise in the giant resort’s stores, they said.

“We kind of think it’s funny that Disney doesn’t sponsor Gay Days, but they cater to us. We were here just a couple weeks ago — and they didn’t have that shirt. But they put it out for this weekend,” said Blake, who’s from Tampa.

Blake has watched Gay Days grow since his first visit in the late 1990s. One positive development, he said, is that the event has lost a lot of its shock value.

“The first couple of years that I came, those who were not participating in the Gay Days festivities were kind of shocked to see the large number of red shirts and what it represented,” he said. “[Now] we have friends who come here with their kids, specifically, to show them about tolerance.”

06-02-2013 6:12 PM


06-02-2013 6:07 PM

Topic :   On that day

06-02-2013 6:05 PM

Topic :   In The Midst of The Storm

In The Midst of The Storm

“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (Matthew 14:24-27).

The disciples were so swamped, so suddenly overwhelmed, the very thought that Jesus was nearby watching over them was absurd. One probably said, "This is the work of Satan. The devil is out to kill us because of all those miracles we've had a part in." Another said, "Where did we go wrong? Which one of us has sin in his life? God is mad at somebody on this boat!" Another could have asked, "Why us? We're doing what He said to do. We're obedient. Why this storm all of a sudden?”

And in the darkest hour, "Jesus went unto them." How difficult it must have been for Jesus to wait on the edge of the storm, loving them so much, feeling every pain they felt, wanting so much to keep them from getting hurt, yearning after them as a father for his children in trouble. Yet, He knew they could never fully know or trust Him until the full fury of the storm was upon them. He would reveal Himself only when they had reached the limit of their faith. The boat would not have gone down, but their fear would have drowned them more quickly than the waves beating on the ship. The fear of drowning was from despair—not water!

"And when the disciples saw Him . . . they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit [ghost]" (Matthew 14:26).

They did not recognize Jesus in that storm. They saw a ghost—an apparition. The thought of Jesus being so near, so much a part of what they were going through, did not even enter their minds.

The danger we all face is not being able to see Jesus in our troubles. Instead, we see ghosts. In that very peak moment of fear, when the night is the blackest, the storm is the angriest, the winds are the loudest, and the hopelessness so overwhelming, Jesus always draws near to us to reveal Himself as the Lord of the flood—the Savior in storms.

"The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever" (Psalm 29:10).


By David Wilkerson

06-02-2013 5:52 PM

Topic :   Psalm 42:1-2

As a deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Psalm 42:1-2

Sometimes we go through life with challenges, and we seek all kinds of ways to cope, or to fill the deep thirst within us. The truth is there is nothing that can quench that yearning in our soul like God.
The psalmist continues by saying......"My tears have been my food day and night.
If that has been your story in the last days. I encourage you to come to God, the one who can dry your tears, and fill your cup til over flowing, with comfort and assurance.
I wish you peace my friend, may your soul be filled with shouts of joy and thanksgiving.

06-02-2013 1:34 PM

Topic :   The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

A few weeks ago we had a Prophetic Blast class at our church, one of the activation exercises required us to write down what God’s thoughts were about someone without knowing who it was. We were all built up, cheered up or stirred up. This morning my husband had me read the word that was given to him. It went like this “you make Him smile; to Him you are the best of the best.” I was immediately overwhelmed with the thought of Father speaking that to one of His children. As I reflected on that, I saw myself; my life hid in Christ, enveloped by His life, encased by Him, “the best of the best.” What an overwhelming sense of wholeness I felt, the reality of inclusion and all its implications flying through my thought life, renewing my mind to truth, to the true reality of who I am and who He is to me. Protection, provision, and then the greatest of all; fellowship! 1 John 1:3 “truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” I have fellowship with my Father, and with His Son. I am no longer living separate from Him; I have received forgiveness of sin, and have regained (righteous) right standing before Him, that truth has become light to me, no longer living in the realm of separation from Him. I am hidden in the Son. All things are made new in Him, by Him and through Him.

Can you digest that? Can you receive that into your spirit and your soul today as truth? When Father looks at us He see our lives hid in His Son. The life you and I live we now live by the Son, who loved us and gave Himself for us, “the best of the best.” Because of that substitutionary life and our faith in it, you and I have been born anew, born again, remade, recreated, a new creature, a new creation. We have been baptized into His death that we might live in newness of life. The old you and me is passed away, behold a new you and me lives, created after the image of Him who created us. We have been bought back to His original intent, fellowship with the Father and with the Son. “And these things we write unto you that your joy might be full,” I John 1:4. So today, let’s enjoy being that new creation, dearly loved of God. Let us live as one that has continuous fellowship, in communication and intimacy with the Father and with the Son. “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11 Thank you, Jesus, we say yes and Amen.

06-02-2013 1:30 PM

? The Gospel "The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy. God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus” - John Piper
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