Thursday, October 30, 2008

Handy Chart

Fall really is a beautiful time of the year with all the foilage turning colors and all. We had a good prayer meeting service last night at TLBC. Four faithful prayer warriors held up the hands of the rest of the flock. I'm reading a book on church growth. By God's grace we will keep on preaching, praying and pointing people in the right direction. May they hear what we say and may the Lord hear and answer our prayers. We are looking forward to good services this Lord's Day. Elder Timothy Works will be preaching for us and afterwards the Works family is hitting the road for their move to Burton Michigan. We will miss their fellowship here in Washington and will be praying for them and the Liberty Baptist church there on the new field of service for them.


God has a positive answer:


You say: "It's impossible"

God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)

You say: "I'm too tired"

God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30)

You say: "Nobody really loves me"

God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 3:34 )

You say: "I can't go on"

God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9)

You say: "I can't figure things out"

God says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)

You say: "I can't do it"

God says: You can do all things (Philippians 4:13)

You say: "I'm not able"

God says: I am able (II Corinthians 9:8)

You say: "It's not worth it"

God says: It will be worth it (Roman 8:28)

You say: "I can't forgive myself"

God says: I Forgive you (I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)

You say: "I can't manage"

God says: I will supply all your need (Philippians 4:19)

You say: "I'm afraid"

God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Timothy 1:7)

You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"

God says: Cast all your cares on ME (I Peter 5:7)

You say: "I'm not smart enough"

God says: I give you wisdom (I Corinthians 1:30)

You say: "I feel all alone"

God says: I will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)

Believe God is there just for you...


Sunday, October 26, 2008

We had nine in attendance today at church. Pray for Grandma Killion and her infirmities. Sister Maxine as she recovers from knee replacemant surgery, Brother Skip and Sister Teresa with the complications of diabetes and other trials, Art, Cindi, Tammy, Ricky, Penny, and others. You can see an outline of today's sermon click here. Lord will inext Sunday the Works family will be here and we will hear Brother Tim Works preach one more time before they hit the road for Michigan where he has accepted the call to Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Burton.

OK now folks. I know if you are like me you getting pretty sick and tired of all the political ads and so on by now. So, How about if we take a break from all of that for a while? Below are some humorous quips courtesy of some of the brave young men and women in our Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.



"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you
quite unpopular in what's left of your unit." Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.
"Aim towards the Enemy."
Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher
"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend."
U.S. Marine Corps

"Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
USAF Ammo Troop

"If the enemy is in range, so are you."
Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."
U.S. Air Force Manual

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
General MacArthur
"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
Infantry Journal

"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways."
U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five second fuses only last three seconds."
Infantry Journal

"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last,
and don't ever volunteer to do anything."
U.S. Navy Swabbie

"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
David Hackworth

"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush." Infantry Journal

"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."
Joe Gay

"Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once."

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
Unknown Marine Recruit

"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
Your Buddies

"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."
USAF AmmoTroop

"Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing." At the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base Kadena, Japan

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."
Paul F.Crickmore (test pilot)

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
Blue water Navy truism:
"There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky."
From an old carrier sailor
"If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe."
"When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always
have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."
"Without ammunition, the USAF would
be just another expensive flying club."
"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies;
If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies."

"Never trade luck for skill."
The three most common expressions
(or famous last words) in aviation are: "Why is it doing that?",
"Where are we?"
And "Oh S...!"
"Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers."

"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always
needed to successfully complete the flight."

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation;
we never left one up there!"

"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a
flight bag for the purpose of storing dead batteries."

"Flying the airplane is more important than radioing
your plight to a person on the ground incapable of
understanding or doing anything about it."

"The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world;
it can just barely kill you."
Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably
isn't flying his plane to its maximum."
Jon McBride, astronaut
"If you're faced with a forced landing, fly
the thing as far into the crash as possible."
Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."
"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."
Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

Basic Flying Rules:

"Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go
near the edges of it. The edges of the air can
be recognized by the appearance of ground,
buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there."

"You know that your landing gear is up and locked
when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal."

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft,
having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing,
the crash truck arrives,the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot
and asks "What happened?". The pilot's reply: "I don't know, I just got here myself!"

Thursday, October 23, 2008


By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country. I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank. I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.

Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ . If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

They vote their own pay raises for themselves because they want it that way. There are no unsolvable government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they c an take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy,' 'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees. We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando SentinelNewspaper.
What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you, though you appear to have several choices.

1. You can send this to everyone in your address book, and hope' they' do something about it.

2. You can agree to 'vote against everyone that is currently in office, knowing that the process will take several years.

3. You can decide to 'run for office' yourself and agree to do the job properly.

4. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Friends are like the walls of a house. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes you lean on them. But sometimes, it's enough to know they're just standing by.

Pray for our Nation.

I saw this link from the Catholic Church the other day to remind people to VOTE and I thought it was very well done.

There are some links with examples of prayers for Catholics to pray on the page but I am not Catholic so I won'tbe praying to the virgin Mary but I will be praying for our country and the 2008 election. Please join in with me daily until the polls close and the voting ends on election day.

Dear Heavenly Father, Please hear the prayer of every heart in America that cries out for a change from the culture of death and give us grace to renew again the Culture of Life.

Father, reclaim this land for the glory of Thy Son. Look down with mercy and touch our hearts. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that come with human freedom. Free us as a nation from the falsehoods that lead to abortion and other ungodly evils. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim God’s law as the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

We have sinned against thee and confess that we don't deserve the least of thy favor but we ask that You hear our prayer because of Thy only begotten Son Who gave Himself for us and shed His blood to wash away our sin. It is in His precious name that we ask it, AMEN.

1 Tim 2:55 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;(KJV)

I preached this morning on "How To Have Wisdom" and the sermon outline is on the front page of the TLBC website Click Here

5 Pointers Discussion Group

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We do better changing other countries than our own

I cringe when I hear another political promise of change.That is all we have received from politics in the past.They have been giving us change and look where it got us.

Our dollar WAS of value in the world but they changed that.
We WERE respected around the world but they changed that.
Our national economy was strong but they changed that.
Marriage was sacred but they are changing that.
We had lower taxes but they changed that.
We had more freedom but they changed that.
Our schools taught the three R's but they changed that.
We had morality in church & school but they changed that.
We enforced legal residence in America but they changed that.
Food and shelter was reasonable but they changed that.
Life was highly valued but they changed that.
We could save for our retirement but they changed that.
We had access to our natural resources but they changed that.
We could read the Bible anywhere but they changed that.

Well, the list just goes on but I must plead with you.
PLEASE! No more change! We cannot afford much more of it.
Good day in church today at TLBC. Attendance was low but God was lifted up on high. My sermon was on "Ye Shall Have Tribulation" and the outline can be seen on our church website. Click Here
Lord Bless,

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Commandment for Siblings

We had our First Friday Fellowship last Friday and all that attended were blessed of the Lord. Our special speaker was Elder Tim Works. Brother Works recently accepted a call to Pastor the Liberty Baptist Church in Burton, Michigan and the family plans on being on the road to Michigan by this time next month. Pray for them as they make this move. Brother Works preached an encouraging message on "Things That I Know". Next time it will be on November 7th at 7PM. We had good services at church today too. See our church website for the outline of my message today on "The Everlasting Gospel." Click Here

Kids and Kommandments....

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."