Monday, July 30, 2007

Medical Treatment

Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint.

Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement. The first patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week. The second sees his family doctor after waiting a week for an appointment, then waits eight weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week, put on lipitor and aspirin, has a stress test, cat scan, MRI, and finally has his surgery scheduled for six weeks from then.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

The first is a Golden Retriever.

The second is a Senior Citizen.


We enjoyed good services yesterday at My sermon was on "The New Creature In Christ" and the outline is on our church website. It was good to see a former member return for a visit in our afternoon services after a couple of years of non attendance. We have other members who also need to start coming back to God's House more faithfully on the Lord's Day.



Sunday, July 22, 2007

weddings funerals trains and things...

July has been quite a month so far with a wedding and a funeral and all. I'm so glad that I am no longer hindered by a secular job and it's demands on me anymore. Both mom and Marion are doing better. They were both in church today and it was a good day. God gave us several visitors in our services. Some of the members were out doing other things which is a shame. I preached on how the Ten Comandments were in existance before God gave them on the tables of stone in the wilderness wanderings. See my outline on the frontpage of TLBC website:

Marion and I went for one last ride on the Spirit of Washington Dinner train up to the Winery in Woodenville from downtown Renton. They are closing the route down at the end of this month. In August they will start a new route from Freight House Square in Tacoma out to Lake Kapowsin. We enjoyed one last ride over the old tressel bridge. Time marches on.

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Yours truly,
Larry Killion

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The End is near...

A deacon and a pastor from the local church were standing by the road, pounding a sign into the ground, that reads:

The End is Near! Turn Yourself Around Now Before It's Too Late!

As a car sped past them, the driver yelled, "Leave us alone, you religious nuts!"

From the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash.

The deacon turns to the pastor and asks,.. "Do you think the sign should just say "BRIDGE OUT" ?????
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

TLBC 07 2Q Report

The Lord’s Baptist Church
11102 Yakima Avenue South
Tacoma, WA. 98444
Pastor Larry J. Killion Phone: 253-537-0129

Greetings from TLBC in Tacoma, Washington. This is our Newsletter and Quarterly Report for the 2nd quarter of 2007. Our church attendance still needs improvement. Be in prayer. God is faithful to send visitors. Pastor and Marion enjoyed a wonderful two-week vacation in Kauai in April but missed being at the Bible Conference in Mt. Morris Michigan this year. It was a blessing to attend the Memorial Day Bible Conference in Ontario, California where Elder George Kelley is Pastor. The church there remains faithful to the truth. We are so thankful for them. Some of our dear preacher friends are abandoning the truth on church authority for establishing new churches.

Our Missionaries, brother Cresencio Baldemor in the Philippines and brother Bob Ellis in Ireland are doing well. Brother Baldemor had his 81st birthday in June. Like Caleb of old, he has a heart to press on for the Lord. Brother Ellis is to come home on furlough this summer with his wife Dee and their daughter Leta. They should be here for the Labor Day Bible Conference in Seattle at the South Park Missionary Baptist Church. We are thankful to be able to help out in a small way on other mission fields like Romania where Elder Pugh is, and Honduras where Elder Tweet is, and Papua New Guinea where Elder James is, and Mexico where Elder Craft is, and Australia where Elder Lawrence is. We are also thankful for cards and letters from friends who have encouraged us over the years. Many of you do not know how much of a blessing you have been to us but God knows and He will reward you more than we could ever do.

It has been a year now since Pastor retired from his secular job. It was a wonderful first year of retirement. He supplements his retirement with a small home business. The freedom is very enjoyable. Pastor’s mother has had her ups and downs health wise. She is starting to like her new SHAG apartment more and more but misses her car. Brother Turner is planning to retire from the school district the end of August. They may be moving out of state after that. Marion fell in May and is recovering from a cracked pelvis and compression fracture in her spine. Brother Skip continues to persevere in his battle with diabetes. Sister Russell has learned that she also has diabetes. Sister Maxine is doing fair but her son Donnie is very ill with liver failure. We have some members in distant places and the sisters are faithful to communicate with us but the brethren don’t do that well. Pray for Pastors family. We long to see our grandchildren in church and Sunday school. Pray for Revival, and that the Lord would save the lost and add the saved to the church. AMEN.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

It has been one year...

Yes, can't believe it but just one year ago on my birthday June 29th I walked off the job and have NEVER been back. I gotta tell ya, I have never regretted it one bit and this first year of retirement has been absoutely GREAT!

Services were good today at
My sermon outline on "The Circle of Salvation " is on the front page of our website.
Here are some more one liner things to think about.

1. The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

2. We don't change the message, the message changes us.

3. The Will of God never takes you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

4. The task ahead of us is never asgreat as the Power behind us.

5. Prayer: Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!

I'll be a little busy this week. A few little chores to do around the property. We just finished repainting the house. Of course we are having the church pic nic on Wednesday the 4th. Looking forward to that. Taking Mom in to the Dr. on Thursday and Marion on Friday - then a wedding rehearsal that afternoon and the wedding Saturday. Sure am glad my home biz can pretty much take care of itself. What a nice way to supplement the retirement. Let me help you get stated with a nice home biz like mine.

Larry Killion