Sunday, March 22, 2009
Yesterday was a very windy, rainy blustery day but today is better. Very good day at Church. It was good to have Brad, Jason, Rebecka, and Crystal back visiting in our services. My sermon this morning at TLBC was on "The Faith of Jacob" and here is the outline for the message: click here
I'm having a small family book signing get together tomorrow up in Duval and Mike and Mary's. Marion's cousin from Wisconson, "Little Marion," is out here visiting family. The 26th is Marion's mother's 88th birthday. Thursday we will head down to Roseville, California for the Bible Conference there at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Bay. I'll be preaching, Lord willing on Saturday afternoon on "Keeping A Good Heart" and hopfully I can sign a few more copies of my two books. We'll start driving back home Monday morning. Elder Jim Turner will be standing in the Pulpit for me at TLBC while I am gone.
My Xlibris Author Page: click here
Interesting Analogy here:
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is as I filled it lovingly with seed within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere! Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food. After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore.
So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be...quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see..... our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor; your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English. Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than 'Old Glory' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder. If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop! Send this to the "Change" Crowd in DC and see what happens. I bet The SAME old stuff weve been seeing and HEARING since the election.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I did a UPS trace on my book order (The Thessalonian Doctrine) and it should arrive here tomorrow. I have several friends and relatives waiting for their signed copy. Here is the Publisher's page for it. click here
Lord willing, I'll be taking some copies of both books with me down to the Bible Conference at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Granite Bay, California the last weekend of this month and next month to the Bible Conference at Home Baptist Church in Mt. Morris, Michigan April 20-22.
I received a neat little nostalgic link from an old High School friend and want to share it here on my Blog. I know a lot of folks today will not have a clue what it is all about but there are some of us (the older crowd) who will remember these things. If you are under fifty years old, you might not appreciate this as much as the rest of us. Sorry. click here
This little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of a store.
As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?" The little boy replied, "Sure,... Just go straight down the street two blocks and turn to your right."
The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new Preacher in town and I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven. The little boy replied with a chuckle, "Aawww, come on; you don't even know the way to the Post Office."
Sunday, March 15, 2009
My publisher, Xlibris has an Author Page for me: click here
God has a positive answer:
YOU SAY GOD SAYS BIBLE VERSES
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 loves me" God says: I love you (John 3:1 6 )
You say: "I can't go on" God says: My grace is sufficient (Psalm 91:15)
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)
You say: "I can't manage" God says: I will supply all you 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" 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)
Sunday, March 08, 2009
My sermon outline on "The Faith of Commitment" is on the front page of our church website. click here
Marion and I are preparing to drive down to Roseville, California the last weekend of this month and I will be preaching in a Bible Conference there at the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where Elder Mike Prater is the Pastor. I've also already bought my plane ticket for the trip to Michigan on April 20th when I will also be preaching in the Bible Conference there at the Home Baptist Church in Mt. Morris where Elder Dan Gordon is the Pastor. This is all DV (divine volition or Lord willing) of course.
I'm getting some good responses from some of the first folks to get my new book and read it. Let me encourage YOU dear reader to check it out. I actually have TWO books on the market now through the Xlibris Pulishing Company.
Here is a link to my "Author Page" on Xlibris. click here
More good Puns
~ A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
~ Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I'll show you A-flat minor.
~ When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
~ The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
~ A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
~ A lot of money is tainted. It taint yours and it taint mine.
~ A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
~ A plateau is a high form of flattery.
~ The short fortuneteller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
~ Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
~ When an actress saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.
~ Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
5 Pointers Discussion Group
Landmarkers Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
~ Marriage is the mourning after the knot before.
~ Corduroy pillows are making headlines.
~ Is a book on voyeurism a peeping tome?
~ Sea captains don't like crew cuts.
~ Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
~ A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor.
~ Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.
~ Acupuncture is a jab well done.
~ Without geometry, life is pointless.
~ Reading whilst sunbathing makes you well-red.
~ When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.
~ A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two-tired.
~ What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead giveaway).
~ In democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.
Small crowd at Prayer meeting tonight at TLBC but we expect a good turnout for the First Friday of the Month Fellowship meeting this Friday at 7PM. Address: 11102 Yakima Ave. So. Tacoma, WA. 98444
Elder Jim Turner will be our speaker.
For more information about my first two books that are now on the market, click here.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The Professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a Bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go Over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed. The professor then continued, "Follow Me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket Into it."
The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told. The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and Began walking back to the deep end of the pool. The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?" The Professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end Much deeper. The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough.
However, after the 16th Trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad. The student finallyReplied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive Action!" The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile,"Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill."
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Greetings in our Savior's precious name. My sermon today at TLBC was "The Faith of These" and was a continuation of a series of lessons from Hebrews the eleventh chapter where we have the Hall of Fame for the Heroes of Faith. Please take a look at the sermon outline on the front page of our church website click here. My Jury duty this week was interesting. I must call in tonight to see if I must return in the morning for the second week. I received my case of "Traveling For God" books this week and am sending out the "signed copy" orders that I've received for it. See the notes posted earlier on this Blog. ALSO, I received notice that my second book "The Thessalonian Doctrine" has now been published and is available too. I am going to make the same "signed copy" offer on THIS book as I did with the first one. Send $13.99 and your mailing address to 8423 So. G. St. Tacoma, WA. 98444 and I will send it to you. I still must order a case at my 30% author's discount and it will take about three weeks for them to come but when they arrive, I will send them out to all that have requested them. For more information on this second book click here.
~ A good pun is its own reword.
~ Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery.
~ A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
~ A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative.
~ My wife really likes to make pottery, but to me it's just kiln time.
~ Dijon vu: The same mustard as before.
~ I fired my masseuse today. She just rubbed me the wrong way.
~ Shotgun wedding: A case of wife or death.
~ I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded.
~ I used to be a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax.