Thursday, November 15, 2018


"Greed causes fighting;
trusting the Lord leads to prosperity
Those who trust their own insight are
but anyone who walks in wisdom 
is safe."  
(Proverbs 28:25,26 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


I have a garlic bed that I want to convert over to something
else.  That is, a bed of something else.

You gardeners can laugh at me all you want.  I cannot hear
you from here.  But my futile efforts go something like this.
I first took the rototiller and went through the bed tilling it
up real fine and throwing out all the garlic bulbs I found.
Thinking I was ready to plant the next crop something delayed
me a few weeks.

Ha, ha, ha, ha.  
In that couple of weeks a whole mess of garlic started
growing again.  So, I hand dug them up, and,threw them 
in a bucket.  I did not want to let them grow somewhere 
else resulting in my simply dumping them on an old 
out side work bench about October the sixth or a few days
 before. That is the image above.

In the mean time I have done nothing, nothing, nothing,
to help the unwanted garlic.  They were left there on the 
bench to die.  In the image below you can see they have
gathered some fall leaves, but look, they are growing 
there on that wooden bench on November the ninth.

Back to the bed.
I thought I had it taken care of this time.  WRONG.
Small garlic plants began coming up about the size of
grass.  I tried raking them all out, or so I thought.  It
looked good - for a few days.  Then more small plants.

You guessed it.
I have not planted anything else in there yet.

What is my point?
God put life in a garlic plant that can be real hard to
kill out.  Because I have a relationship with Jesus Christ
I have the life of God in me also.  And I want that life to
be as tenacious in me as garlic's life is in it.

But garlic stinks.
If you smell it on someone's breath, yep.
But if you smell garlic bread being made,
you get hungry.  And, garlic is good for you too.

Regarding a Christian.  By that I mean a real 
Christian, somebody who has whole heartedly
turned to God and taken Jesus Christ into their 
life to be their Lord and master.  The Apostle 
Paul has this to say; 

"For we are a fragrance of Christ to God
among those who are being saved and among
those who are perishing; to the one an aroma
from death to death, to the other an aroma
from life to life."  
(2 Corinthians 2:15,16 NASB) 

May God help me make my life a pleasing fragrance
or aroma to God even if it "stinks" to the world.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


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"In Proverbs we read: 'He that winneth souls is wise.'
If any man, woman or child by a godly life and example
can win one soul to God, his life will not have been a
failure.  He will have outshone all the mighty men of his
day, because he will have set a stream in motion that will 
flow on and on forever and ever."
-D.L. Moody

Thursday, November 8, 2018


"For the LORD God is our sun and our shield.
He gives us grace and glory.
The LORD will withhold no good thing 
from those who do what is right.
O LORD of Heaven's Armies,
what joy for those who trust in you."
(Psalms 84:11,12 NLT)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


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"The sweetest lesson I have learned in God's
school is to let the Lord choose for me."
- D. L. Moody

Thursday, November 1, 2018


"Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with
the harvest."  
(Psalms 126:5,6 NLT)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


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"When we believe that God is Father, we also believe
that such a Father's hand will never cause His child
a needless tear.  We may not understand life any bet-
ter, but we will not resent life any longer."  
-William Barclay