Thursday, June 14, 2018


"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit."
(Psalms 34:18 NASB)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


"Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise
Physician prescribes because we need them; and He
proportions the frequency and weight of them to
what the case requires.  Let us trust His skill and
thank Him for His prescription."
-Sir Isaac Newton  

Thursday, June 7, 2018


"If you abide in Me, and My words
abide in you, ask whatever you wish,
and its will be done for you."
(John 15:7 NASB)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


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You know people that way.
They say they are going to do a lot of things or
make promises and none are ever fulfilled.
It's just talk.

This morning while reading my Bible I read of 
a woman who had a need.   To her it was a real,
hurting, desperate need.  And her prayer was a 
prayer of desperation.  Of course God answered 

That made me reflect back over a long life and
the answers to pray.  True, many of my prayers 
are answered that are simple little prayers with
out much thought.  But the ones that were  answered
with a pure miracle from heaven it's self were
desperate prayers.  Not just talk, or chatter, but
a prayer of desperation to God almighty.

A few years ago I was in the barber shop waiting 
my turn.  I was talking with one of the local 
pastors and he told me that every miracle that
he personally knew about was the result of a
desperate prayer.

What's the point.
When you pray, if you do, are you just talking,
or serious and getting ahold of alrighty God?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


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"The grace of God is infinite and eternal.  As it had
no beginning, so it can have no end, and being an
attribute of God, it is as boundless as infinitude."
- A. W. Tozer

Monday, June 4, 2018


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It had been a hot muggy day when a storm front came
up.  So, grandpa headed to the front porch and a rocking

As happens often around here, in those conditions a group
of hawks will go for a fly.  You know, like the first warm
day after winter and a bunch of "bikers" decided to go for
a ride.  Lots of times I have seen a half dozen or more 
hawks get out there and just soar around in the wind having
a great time.  I will confess to being envious.  It sure does 
look like fun.

While watching those hawks something clicked.  Lately
I have been feeling guilty about feeling so well for an old
man when so many of my "peers" are so sickly.

You see, back when I was only seventy nine years old I 
came down with "Acquired aplastic anemia".  That means
that my body quit making blood.  Of course I about died
and have no idea how many doctors I have seen.  And of
course have had a number of different treatments.

No, I am not feeling like a teen ager.  But for some 
time now I have been feeling so well and working 
longer that truly I was feeling guilty for feeling so

What was it that clicked?
Some time ago [And I do not know quite what I
mean by that.] being acquainted with this portion
of Scripture I decided to put this truth to work and
"wait" or "trust" in or "depend" on God over my 
health issue.  It says;

"Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
(Isaiah 40:31 NASB)   

Here I was enjoying the best health I have had
in a number of years and enjoying watching some
birds doing what God was helping me do in the
restoration of my body.


Thursday, May 31, 2018


"The Lord also will be a refuge for the
oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble."
(Psalms 9:9)