Sunday, November 30, 2008


My sermon today was on "The Providence of God." Click Here We also studied "The Trinity" in Sunday school and "Zacharias and Elizabeth" in our afternoon service. It was a good day and a good week. Marion and I certainly enjoyed haveing the kids and grandkids over for Thanksgiving and "leftovers" on Friday. Amen, now that is a tradition I could get used to. :)

More Wisdom from the youth:


Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. -- Lynnette, age 8

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. -- Martin, age 10

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR? I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.-- Craig, age 9

WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE? When they're rich.-- Pam, age 7The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that. - - Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do. -- Howard, age 8

IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.-- Anita, age 9

HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? -- Kelvin, a ge 8

And the #1 Favorite is........

HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK? Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck. -- Ricky, age 10

Lord bless,


Sunday, November 23, 2008


Hi folks,

Here is the latest report from TLBC. Vistors came back. That is always an encouraging blessing. Sister Maxine and the Turners were back too. All the Russelss were there but one. Mom was out. I preached on "How To Know Who The Elect Are". For a view of the sermon outline click here We also studied the Trinity and the last aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit (Temperence).

How do YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -- Kristen, age 10


Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10


You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8


Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8

Aren't they GREAT? More next time maybe.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008


One more week until Thanksgiving. I'm already looking forward to having all the family over. Marion always does such a fantastic job with the Thanksgiving meal. It is good to stop and remember that we have SO MUCH to be thankful for. Especially those of us who know the Lord Jesus Chrsit as our personal Savior. Take a look at some of the pictures of our past Thanksgivings on PictureTrail. click here

We had a very small band of prayer warriors at TLBC prayermeeting Wednesday night but what a sweet season. I've been reading excerps from "The Diary of George Muller" along with a scripture on prayer and it is blessing those in attendance. Pray for us and pray for our country.
Do you understand the LAW of sowing and reaping?

^ If you plant honesty, you will reap trust

^ If you plant goodness, you will reap friends

^ If you plant humility, you will reap greatness

^ If you plant perseverance, you will reap contentment

^ If you plant consideration, you will reap perspective

^ If you plant hard work, you will reap success

^ If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation

So, be careful what you plant now; it will determine what you will reap later. Two thousand years ago, Paul wrote to the church at Galatia the same storybut with fewer words, "What you sow, so shall you reap." (Gal.6:7)

We are grass that will wither and die, but the incorruptible seed of God'sWord will live forever.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible by the word of God which liveth and abideth forever.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We had good services again today at TLBC. Two first time visitors. Some were out with the flu. I taught in Sunday School on "The Will of God." The morning sermon was on "The Royal Invitation" and the outline for it is on our church website. click here In the afternoon I taught on "The Fruit of Meekness." There has been a lot of water over the falls since we first organized and a lot of discouragements but God is still blessing us and we thank Him for His amazing grace in our life and in our ministry.


Here are some things that the LATE George Carlin wrote shortly after his wife passed away.

Remember - spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember - say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember - to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember - to say, "I love you" to your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember - to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but

by the moments that take our breath away.

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Sunday, November 09, 2008


Good services in TLBC today. My sermon was on "Dread Not Nor Be Dismayed." We had a first time visitor, Jason, and our newest member, Joanna, took the Lord's Supepr with us for the first time this afternoon. Jim, Grandma, and Gail were all out sick today. We are answering Bible questions on our Radio Program "The Beacon of Truth" 1180AM on Sunday morning at 8:45AM Tacoma time.

My sister Deanna gave her notice at work this week and is joining the ranks of "The Retired". I hope she enjoys it as much as I do.


1. My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn't concentrate.

2. Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.

3. After that, I tried to be a Tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it - mainly because it was a sew-sew job.

4. Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too exhausting.

5. Then, I tried to be a Chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme.

6. I attempted to be a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it I couldn't cut the mustard.

7. My best job was a Musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy.

8. I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but I didn't have any patience.

9. Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. I tried but I just didn't fit in.

10. I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income.

11. I managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining.

12. So then I got a job in a Workout Center , but they said I wasn't fit for the job.

13. After many years of trying to find steady work! I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.

14. My last job was working in Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind.



Saturday, November 08, 2008


Our First Friday Fellowship went well. Elder James Tweet preached for us and brought a fine message on "The Faith of Noah". The fellowship was good and we learned that the Works family arrived safely in Michigan. Thank the Lord for answered prayer. They were just ahead of all the snow in the Dakotas.

Some interesting stuff here!

Reheat PizzaHeat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

Broken GlassUse a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken pieces of glass - the fibers catch ones you can't see!

Foggy Windshield?Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser!Works better than a cloth!

Measuring CupsBefore you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

Easy Deviled EggsPut cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly. Cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done. Easy clean up.

Expanding FrostingWhen you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar/calories per serving.

Reheating refrigerated breadTo warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds awayStart putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers: put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

Reopening EnvelopesIf you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

BIKE I.D.If you purchase a new bike for your child, place their picture inside the handle bar before placing the grips on. If the bike is stolen and later recovered, remove the grip and there is your proof who owns the bike.

Flexible vacuumTo get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static ClingPin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and - voila! - static is gone.

No More MosquitoesPlace a dryer sheet in your pocket.It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Take baby powder to the beachKeep a small bottle of baby powder in your beach bag.When you're ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.

Easier Thank You'sWhen you throw a bridal/baby shower, buy a pack of thank you cards for the guest of honor. During the party, pass out the envelopes and have everyone put their address on one. When the bride/new mom sends the thank you's, they're all addressed!

ConditionerUse your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you triedIt in your hair...

Good-bye Fruit FliesTo get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass. Fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid. Mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of AntsPut small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election Results

Well, OK! Election 08 is done now and looking at the big picture, our nation looks like the picture on th right. We will be in prayer for a smooth transition of administrations. Speaking of prayer, we had a very good season of prayer Wednesday night at our midweek services at TLBC.

There was a lot said about change in the election campaigns. So, now I guess we are in for it. I received this note the other day and it was a stark reminder of how things changed in our country from 1956 to 2006.

Subject: 50 Years of Difference

See what 50 years will do...

Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack. 1956 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack. 2006 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.


Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school. 1956 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled. 2006 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.


Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students. 1956 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits still in class. 2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.


Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives him a whipping. 1956 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman. 2006 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.


Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to school. 1956 - Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking dock. 2006 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant. 1956 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a special school for expectant mothers. 2006 - Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without her parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more careful next time.


Scenario: Pedro fails high school English. 1956 : Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college. 2006 : Pedro's cause is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum Pedro given diploma anyway, but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.


Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed 1956 - Ants die. 2006 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list, and is never allowed to fly again.


Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary, hugs him to comfort him. 1956 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing. 2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


You can see the LOVE of God almost anywhere. Can you see it in the picture on the left? We had a good day in church today at TLBC. I taught Sunday School on "The Inspiration of the Bible". We had a guest speaker today. Elder Timothy Works spoke on the subject: "Paul's Farewell to the Ephesians." Tim, Lu, Liz and Tommy left today for their move to Burton, Michigan where brother Tim will be the Pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church. Their daughter Joanna is staying here and came for membership at TLBC today by letter from the Immannuel Landmark Baptist Church in Graham that is now disbanned. Joanna was given the right hand of church fellowship today. We had some good fellowship one more time with the works family. We gave them a card and a LOVE offering of $500.00 to help with some of the moving expenses. The cake was real nice. It said "Until we meet again". Due to the length of our fellowship we decided to have an abreviated service in the afternoon with a short season of prayer. Visit our church website. click here


Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth.

Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?
A. German Shepherds.

Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?
A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David's Triumph was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.

Q.. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?
A. Samson. He brought the house down.

Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden ?
A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.

Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?
A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.

Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?
A. The area around Jordan The banks were always overflowing.

Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?
A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

Q. Which Bible character had no parents?
A. Joshua, son of Nun.

Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark ?
A. Because Noah was standing on the deck. (Groan...)

PS. Did you know it's a sin for a woman to make coffee? Yup, it's in the Bible. It says . . . "He-brews"