Sunday, June 25, 2006

Best Day of my Life

Hello everyone.

Happy Lords day again.

My sermon today at TLBC was on the Ministry of Shining. See the outline on our TLBC page. Tomorrow is the begining of my last week at work on the JOB at Pierce Transit. I'll turn 62 on Thursday the 29th and my birthday present to me is to let that be my last day at work. Friday, Marion is having a little get together for me over at the Round Table Pizza place. Should be fun. Have you ever tried to figure out what was the best day of your life? For some of us it is a hard choice.

I got this link from a friend the other day and thought I'd pass it on to you.

The Best Day of my Life

Lord Bless,

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Had a Great Fathers Day

Greetings again. It was a nice Fathers Day but my daughters and their families were not in church. My sermon in church was on "The Ministry of Salting." Click on TLBC over on the right to see the outline.

I'm a little late in getting my Sunday update logged on here, I know, but I was not able to log on any earlier. Sorry. Attendance was low today at church. We are a small group anyway and when some are out sick it is really noticable. When I retire from my secular job at the end of this month I hope to be able to get out in the neighborhood and make some more visits and invite more folks to church. I'm sure we will see an increase in attendance when I can make that happen.

One of my latest Lead programs has been a dissapointment. Leadpromail is not sending my leads, not sending my commissions and not responding to my support questions. Several others have noticed this poor customer service and we have started our own program similar to Leadpromail but it will be much better in the support and customer services area. If you know anything at all about MLM you know that timing is very important. Now is the perfect time to join our new Leads program. Here is the link: Leads4x10

While you are at it, and if you are still in the mood, I'd like to invite to to join another Lead program that is just getting ready to start too. It has not even been launched yet and I have joined it and am going to promote it side by side with Leads4x10 and see how they performa against each other.

The link for this one is: BeOnTop

You can sign up for free for now and buy the lead packs later when the program is officially launched. Again, both of these programs have the potential for being some nice extra income not only from the leads that you can use in promoting your products and services to but also from the affiliate programs in the lead programs themselves. Sweet.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Why Dogs Don't Live Longer Than People......

Beautiful day here in Tacoma. We had a good number out for the services at TLBC. My sermon outline is posted on the front page of our church web site.
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Received a neat little thing the other day by a vet about a touching dog story.


Why Dogs Don't Live Longer Than People......

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a
ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners,
Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very
attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told
the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered
to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it
would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the
procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something
from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's
family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old
dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what
was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully
away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition
without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering
aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than
human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up,

"I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth
next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a
good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice,
right?" The four-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know
how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Retired Preacher

Good day in church. I preached on "Blessed Are The Persecuted". The sermon outline is here: Sermon Outline

Need to get a Quarterly report ready to send out to friends. Will try and remember to post it here when I get it ready. Looking forward to retiring from my secular job at the end of this month. Will continue to work my online home biz after I retire from Pierce Transit. My personal web site tells how I got started with my online home biz. Personal Web Site

I was thinking also of maybe doing a little grass cutting here and there in my spare time too but might change my mind after reading this little story.

Retired Preacher

A preacher retires and moves to the country to enjoy life and practice his
hobby of yardwork. Needing a lawn mower, he heads into town to buy one. On
the way he sees a sign advertising a lawn mower for sale. He stops at the
house and a young lad comes out to greet him.

The preacher asks about the lawn mower and the kid says it’s behind the
house. The two go to look at the lawn mower. The engine is sputtering along
at idle speed. The preacher increases the speed of the engine and mows a few
strips. Satisfied that the mower will do the job, they settle on a price of

Later in the day, the young lad is riding his bicycle when he spies the
preacher pulling on the engine starter rope. The kid stops and watches for a
couple of minutes. He asks, What’s wrong?

The preacher replies, I can’t get this mower started. Do you know how?

The kid says, Yep.

Well, how do you do it?” the preacher yells. Tell me!

The kid replies, You have to curse it. The preacher rises up indignantly.
Now you listen here, he says. I am a preacher, and if I ever did curse,
I’ve forgotten how to do it after all these years. With a wise look well
beyond his years, the kid says, Preacher, you keep on pulling that rope and
it’ll all come back to you.