The Gaurdians

Over the Christmas holidays I was blessed to go to the movies with my whole family. we ended up choosing a movie called The Guardians which I had never heard of but the grand kids were very excited to go see it so the choice was made. It is a very well done animated movie that stars Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Sandman, Jack Frost and of course a nasty villain. I am one of those people who likes to think about what we can take from a story that is deeper than just the basic story and that is what I want to talk about today.

In this story the heroes are battling the nasty villain but are not being successful because the villain has caused the children to not believe. Eventually the heroes loose all there powers as the children stop believing and there is just one child left in all the world who still believes. Of course they figure out a way to turn the tide, the children all start believing again, the heroes get their powers back, defeat the villain and life becomes all happy again in animation land. Okay!! so maybe I left out a few points but that’s the jest of it. Watch the movie it’s really good all the kids loved it, even the 49 year old kids.

Sometimes, probably more accurately a lot of the time, we as Christians, whether we want to admit it or not, view God in the same way that the movie depicts it’s heroes. We tend to have an attitude that God needs us to believe in him and with out us he looses his ability to be God. I taught recently and made a statement that “God doesn’t need us” at the time I did not elaborate because it was not really what I was teaching on. Later a member of the church came up to me and asked what I meant by saying God did not need us. His basic complaint with my statement was that of course God needs us because he made us to have fellowship with him and to spread his Gospel. Which is true, God did make us to have fellowship with him, not because he needed fellowship with us, but because he “chose” to make us so we could have fellowship with him. He chose to use us to be his instruments in this world. Because God is God, if he needed us to have fellowship with him, he wouldn’t have given us the ability to choose not to have fellowship with him.

The point I am trying to make is our belief, our love, our desire to know God has no effect on who God is. God is because He is! He, by his Grace and Love, chooses to seek fellowship with us, chooses to use us in his grand plan for his creation. God needs us because he chooses to need us not because he needs us to need Him.

Your probably saying “I know that God is God regardless of my belief” what’s the point. I think that we as Christians can get an attitude that God is here to answer our prayers, heal our ills, comfort our pains, defeat our enemies and in general do all the things we ask of him. You look at some of the teaching and trends in the Christian community and you would think that God was created to do our bidding. That we have the authority to tell God what he is to do. I personally do not want a god who is small enough to take commands from me. He does answer are prayers and does some pretty amazing things that we ask of him. He truly does want us to ask him and depend on him to answer are prayers, but we need to remember, he does what he does because he chooses to do it not because he needs to.

God loves his creation, he loves you and I and gave everything “John 3:16” to show us that love, be confident in that! Just always remember who needs who! God’s power never fades.

God is Good!!!

 

ODG Amy Carmichael on prayer

Okay so this is not my usual ODG post in that it’s not a specific quote but actually a series of quotes or principles that Amy Carmichael had on prayer. Amy Carmichael was a missionary to India who was quite an interesting lady. She lived from 1867 to 1951 and spent most of her career in India helping children that had been and were being sold into slavery and prostitution in the temples. She relied on prayer, as we all should, and had a very direct and simple approach to prayer. When I read these three simple statements I was amazed at how obvious her approach was. I am writing them as they are written in the book “10 People Every Christian Should Know” by Warren Wiersbe and then adding my own thoughts.

1. “We don’t need to explain to our Father things that are known to him.”

I guess you could take this to the extreme and say “well God knows everything so what’s left to say” and technically that would be true. I don’t think that’s what Amy is getting at here. We tend to spend a lot of time in prayer setting up the scenario and making sure God understands all the little details so he knows exactly what were talking about. Cause you know God is busy, he gets lots of prayers, you don’t want him confusing your prayer with someone elses “so be specific!”. I think the key here is He is our Father, he knows what we need before we ask and yet still wants us to ask. He loves to hear our voice. He wants to hear our requests, answer our prayers, comfort and protect us. He doesn’t need our explanations he wants to hear our heart!

2. “We don’t need to press him, as if we had to deal with an unwilling God.”

“God this is really really important, I really really need your help right know if you could just please do this for me”. A little exaggerated but sometimes you have to admit this is how our prayers sound. It’s like were hoping God cares enough to answer our prayer instead of being confident in the knowledge that God has promised to take care of our every need. God is waiting and willing to hear and answer every need and prayer we could ever place before him, we don’t have to convince him to listen. He is definitely not an unwilling God!

3. “We don’t need to suggest to him what to do, for he himself knows what to do”

Do you ever find yourself in prayer trying to give God a good idea? I’m certainly guilty of this. God knows the beginning from the end, nothing takes him by surprise, our suggestions have little effect in changing God’s mind. I personally am very grateful for that, I don’t really want a God who relies on my counsel. I think the better approach is the humble “Lord what would you have me do?” than the “Lord this is what you should do!” that is so much part of our human nature. Trust Him that he knows what is the best for you, and then of course, listen.

Prayer is such an essential part of our christian walk. It should be something we are constantly seeking to do. My prayer life is something that I know needs to improve. Life is busy and we tend to not do the thing that can give us comfort and guidance in dealing with that busy life. I think these three simple principles can help us to focus on meaningful prayer that will draw us closer to the heart of God and open our hearts to his love and presence.

GOD is GOOD!!!

True North Trek Romans 1:1-17

Okay last week I introduced you to the Apostle Paul and talked a little about Rome and the church in Rome. So let’s get started on our trek through the Book of Romans. It will help if you have your bible opened to Romans chapter 1 so you can follow along.

Paul starts Romans, much like he does all of his letters, with a greeting. This is probably the longest of his greetings and this first post will focus pretty much just on this greeting because it is loaded with some pretty useful information. We don’t want to skip over scripture or read through it quickly just cause you think it’s only the “Hi, how are ya” part of the letter.

First he introduces himself:

  • As a servant of Christ. Showing his commitment and devotion. Servant here is a significant designation for us as christians. We are all called to serve Christ, that is an obvious assumption in being called a follower of Christ, but in our daily lives what does that really mean? The Church is the Body of Christ and since it is the Body of Christ we are to serve the Church. Not the “building and the programs” that we call the church, but the “PEOPLE” that Christ calls the Church. Part of serving the people may include the building and programs but the focus is “The People” the Body of Christ. Since we do not know all who are or will be part of the Body of Christ, having a servant attitude toward all people in general is being a servant of Christ.
  • As an Apostle, showing his commission before the Lord. He is a messenger, one sent out by God to proclaim God’s Word “The Gospel” and God’s purpose, not Paul’s purposes.
  • He is set apart for the Gospel showing his mandate or the reason for his apostleship and we also know from Acts and in just a few verses that he has a special calling to preach the Gospel to the Gentile world.

Next Paul goes into introducing the Gospel to his readers.

  • First Paul makes it clear it is God’s gospel not something he is making up or claiming as his “great idea”.
  • It is the Gospel God promised through the Prophets, again not a new thing, Jesus “The Gospel” “The Good News” is not a New Testament idea. He is spoken of and looked froward to throughout the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is the Gospel and you will find him in every book from Genesis to Revelation.

Now he introduces Jesus himself.

  • He is of the line of David. Fully human and a fulfillment of prophecy.
  • He is the Son of God, in all his power, and through the Spirit of Holiness is equal to God and indeed is God.
  • He was in fact resurrected from the dead, defeating death, which it turns out is very very good for us!
  • He is the Christ, the Messiah, our Lord, and our Lord is God!

Next he talks about his ministry

  • The source of his ministry is Christ
  • The focus of his ministry is the Gentiles
  • He received his ministry, his calling, by Grace.

Now we are introduced to his audience, the original audience, not you.

  • First off they were already believers: “belong to Christ”, “loved by God”, “called to be his Holy people”
  • They were known for their faith
  • He prayed for them often.
  • He desired to go to Rome and meet with them in person. At this time he is prevented from going to Rome, but we find in Acts that he eventually makes it there. It happens to be as a prisoner, but God still gets him there.
  • In verse 15 we see that he is eager to preach the Gospel to them. In knowing that they are already Christians this helps us realize that the Gospel is not just a “get the heathen saved” thing we share with nonbelievers, but a valuable ongoing part of our Christian walk. It should continue to be the focal point of our teaching and conversation as brothers and sisters in Christ.

In closing of Paul’s introduction here he kind of summarizes the Gospel in verses 16-17.

  • Number one he is not ashamed of it, and neither should we be.
  • It is powerful, “dunamis” were we get the word dynamite, it is explosive power!
  • It is for salvation, life changing, not just a free pass ticket out of hell!
  • It is for “all” who “believe”!! Emphasis on “ALL” as in everyone and “BELIEVE”. Belief in Christ as your Savior is the complete and total, beginning to end, list of the requirements needed for salvation in the Gospel of Christ! Anything else is not the Word of God!!!
  • It is a revelation of God’s righteousness and that righteousness will cause us to live by faith.

Well that wraps up the first 17 verses of Romans. I hope this has helped open this up to you a little more. If it brings up questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you. God bless and we will continue on in a couple days.

GOD is GOOD!!!

The True North Trek Romans

I am going to start a commentary on the book of Romans that will go along with the study I am doing on Sunday mornings. I will also be posting the outlines that I am using under the Bible study tab at the top of the web page. Please feel free to use any of this however you might find beneficial in your studies. I would like feedback, good or bad, so I can improve what I am writing. God Bless and enjoy!!

Let’s start out with a little introduction to Romans and the author, the Apostle Paul.

Paul is pretty much the undisputed author of the book of Romans and also wrote a total of 13 of the 21 epistles (letters) found in the New Testament. He was a Roman citizen and a Jew, his Roman citizenship was very helpful later in his ministry in actually getting him to Rome and keeping him alive to continue God’s plan for his life (Acts 22:25-29) , and it also gave him time to write down a few things for us. Saul was born in Tarsus of Cilicia, a very influential city in this time, learned a trade (tent maker) (Acts 18:3) and was taught under a very prominent Jewish teacher named Gamaliel (Acts 22:3) who was also the leader of the Sanhedrin or Jewish Council. He was a very good student excelled in his studies, in fact was found blameless by the law (Phil 3:6), and became very zealous in his persecution of the early Christians (Acts 22:4, 26:10-11, Gal 1:13). We see him first as the one who held the robes of the ones who stoned Stephen (Acts 7:58) and he quickly became one who terrified the christian community. Then of course he met Christ on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-16) in a very amazing and eye opening or shutting way. (Read the story and you’ll understand).

At first Paul was not easily received by the disciples because of his reputation, but soon became a great force in the expansion of the church in the gentile world. Acts 9:15 is where he gets his commission to be an apostle to the Gentiles and this is also reaffirmed in Gal1:16 and Romans 11:13. He spent his early years of ministry in Syria, Arabia and Judea (Acts 9:19-29, Gal 1:17-21) then ended up back in Tarsus for about nine years (Acts 9:30). Then he meets up with Barnabas and heads down to Antioch in Syria (Acts 11:25-30, 12:25) and this becomes kind of his home base for three of his missionary journeys. (Acts 13:1-14:28, 15:36-18:22, 18:23-21:17) While in Jerusalem at the end of his third mission he is imprisoned and taken to Cessarea for two years. (Acts 23:31, 26:30-32) This is where his Roman citizenship helps him, one to stay alive, but also to allow him to go to Rome. The Jews in Jerusalem want him dead, the Romans really have no reason to kill him, and he uses his right to come before Caesar as a Roman citizen to be sent to Rome. (Acts 25 and 26) So he is put on a ship for Rome, a terrible voyage, and is imprisoned there for about two years under house arrest. (Acts 27:1-28:31) Tradition says that he was freed for awhile and allowed to resume limited travels for a time and then in 64 A.D. Nero began his persecution of the Christians in Rome and Paul was imprisoned once again. It is believed he was beheaded in Rome sometime around 67 A.D.

Okay, so that’s a real basic outline of Paul and his ministry, we will get to know him better as we study through Romans and in the future Acts. Just a little about Rome, it was of course the center of the Roman Empire, and at this time had a population of about 1 million people. A majority of the population was slaves, in fact, in the census of A.D. 47 the Roman empire had roughly 80 million people and only 6 million of those were citizens. When I first read these numbers I was shocked, that’s a lot of people, thank God we live in a time of electricity and indoor plumbing. Rome was also a religious center with over 420 temples to just about any god you could think of. In the middle of that was Christ’s Church, interestingly a lot of people assume that the church in Rome was established by Peter often considered the first “Pope”, but in reality it was probably started by travelers from Rome that were present in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:10) and some of those scattered after the stoning of Stephen. (Acts 8:1-4) The church in Rome was made up of both Jew and Gentile believers.

Well next post we will dive into Romans 1, this will be fun and I hope something useful. Please let me know what you think, and if you have questions I will be glad to do my best to answer them.

God Bless and GOD is GOOD!!!

ODG John Ruskin 1819-1900

“The only way to understand the difficult parts of the Bible is first to read and obey the easy ones.”

John Ruskin 1819-1900

 

It’s time again for a little ODG wisdom. John Ruskin was an English art critic and poet, not really remembered as a Theologian but in light of my recent Sunday morning bible studies in Romans and some of the questions raised I think this quote is very relevant. God  did not intend for the Bible to be complicated, yes there are many thoughts and concepts in the bible that can be a little daunting to interpret, but for the most part it is pretty straight froward. Of course we’re humans and we are opinionated and quite often we have different opinions and the other guys opinion is usually always wrong and the more controversial the subject usually determines how wrong the other guys opinion is.

God is beyond our understanding, but everything that is important that is going to truly determine your eternal destiny, is not that hard to understand. Unfortunately we tend to make the obvious truths unimportant and get all dogmatic about the difficult and controversial issues, and woe to the heretics that disagree with us!

I love to study, I love to get deep and look at all sides of an issue contemplating what is the truth behind the truth, and there is nothing wrong with that. I also realize that whatever truth I come up with doesn’t change the truth that is God’s truth! We can have opinions and debate on many doctrinal issues, it’s human nature to try and understand God, God wants us to contemplate and seek out his truths. We just need to understand when there is heated debate about what God truly means on so many of the hot doctrinal issues we argue about, God is more concerned about are heart toward each other than who is right or wrong.

I go back to my long held belief on doctrine and theology, there are eternal doctrines and temporal doctrines. Eternal doctrines are the ones this quote is referring to, the ones we need to understand, the ones that if wrong will affect our eternity,  the ones that God makes very clear throughout both the Old and New Testaments. Some of them would be:

  1. There is only one true God
  2. He created everything and was before anything that was created.
  3. He is Triune “The Trinity” Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  4. Jesus is the Son of God, fully God and fully man
  5. Jesus was crucified, died and rose from the dead conquering death for all humanity.
  6. Salvation is only thru Christ there is now other way to eternity with God.
  7. We are all sinners and need Christ’s redemption and Grace.
  8. The Bible is God’s Word. It is infallible and unchangeable. (even if we disagree)

The temporal doctrines are the ones that affect our walk with God and relationships with God’s people. I am not saying they aren’t important and essential for our christian faith and understanding of God’s plan and Grace for humanity. I just believe that they are able to be interpreted and understood differently without effecting our eternity. In other words, if you get it a little wrong you might not experience all that God has intended for you, but you won’t loose God’s Grace. Some of these would include:

  1. End times prophecy, for example: the rapture (pre, mid, post tribulation or none at all) the time and date of Christs’ return.
  2. Eternal security, can you loose your salvation? I suppose this does have eternal consequences if your wrong  and you think you can live your life however you want because you said a prayer one day at a church service, but my point is your opinion either way doesn’t save or condemn you. It’s belief in Christ and God’s Grace, nothing else.
  3. A big one now days is “are the days in Genesis during creation literal days or eras” I personally believe if God meant something other than days (24 hours) he would have said so. Regardless their are intelligent people on both sides of this issue and whoever is wrong isn’t going to loose their salvation because of it. God might say to them “What is so hard to understand about the word DAYS” but I don’t think he’s going to push the big red button and say “sorry you got that one wrong you don’t get in”.  By the way I made up the big red button thing, it’s not in the Bible.

There are so many other things that we debate and argue about, split churches, condemn whole denominations and tag people as heretics over that do more harm to the body of Christ than good. Yes we have to be sound in our doctrine, Yes we have to study and test our beliefs against the word of God daily, I am not denying that. What I am trying to point out is we can understand things differently and still be Brothers and Sisters in Christ. As Christ himself taught “above all else Love”

Love can cover a multitude of differences of opinion!

God is Good!!!

 

 

 

He chose you!!! John 15:16

John 15:16

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.

What an amazing promise, we are Christ’s because he chose us.

We tend to think that it is us who initiates our relationship with Christ. We have come to a place in our life that makes us seek out God and by finding him we are able to have a relationship and accept salvation. Isn’t It so fortunate for him that we have chosen to seek him out.

This sounds silly but sometimes by the way we aproach and teach about salvation, even when we emphasize salvation by Grace alone, we make it seem like we are the ones who initiate the relationship.

We contribute nothing to Grace!  It has been there all along, not waiting to be found or sought out, Grace chose you before you were created. Our only part in Grace is beleif in Christ, he has done everything else.  He sought you, He chose you, He died for you, He washed you, He has made you clean and righteous before the Father. You will spend eternity in Glory because He chose you.

He also has a plan for you, to bear fruit, good friut that lasts and glorifies God. We are called to be a good witness to the Grace that has been given us. Sharing the faith within you to others who have been chosen just like you, but don’t know it yet. Some would say “so works are required”, I say only an extremely lazy, ungrateful, self important man would consider sharing something that was given freely, in abundance and undeserved with others “work”. If it is work, then Jesus is the kind of boss I want to be working for.  Knowing that he promises whatever we ask the father in his name will be done, and that, only because HE chose us.

But he isn’t our boss, if you look at the verses before this one and others throughout the new testament you find he calls us freind, brother co-heirs to the kingdom of heaven. Why wouldn’t you want to share such awesome news?

Christ chose you before one nail peirced his body, don’t diminish the Grace given you by not proclaiming it daily to those around you.

Be Blessed

GOD is GOOD!!!

Amazing Grace

We serve an Amazing God! I have been so blessed and busy the last couple months. I have started teaching a Sunday school class at Cornerstone each week and am really enjoying the study prep and the awesome conversation we are having. We are currently walking thru Romans, what an essential and revealing book, if you haven’t taken the time to really study it you should! I will be sharing the studies here so feel free to study along with us and if you have comments or questions please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you. If you live in Redding come by Sunday mornings at 9:45 and join us. Coffee is always on!. That is at Cornerstone Community Church on Victor ave between Cypress and Hartnell we would love to have you.

We will also be starting a Wednesday night study at our home. Food , Fellowship and God’s Word what more could you ask for? If you are interested leave a comment and I will get in touch with you. I don’t know yet which book we will be studying but I am praying about a few Old Testament books. It is going to be fun.

I am very excited about what God is doing and the vision he is giving me for ministry in the next couple months. Please pray that I hear him and not me.

As always

GOD is GOOD!!!

 

Book Review: “To Heaven and Back” Good story, Questionable Theology

I will be doing reveiws periodically I hope you find them helpful.

This is a review of “To Heaven and Back: A Doctor’s Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story by Mary C. Neal”.  This a very encouraging story on faith, healing and trusting in God. Very easy to read and understand and quite an amazing story of perseverance through a lot of hard situations in her life.  I am a very strong believer in the power of God and his power to heal, it is encouraging to hear testimonies of how He has touched a person’s life and I feel Mary has done a good job of relaying her story.

 I have always been skeptical of near death experiences and the wide variance in descriptions of supposedly the same place, heaven, but on the same note I have learned not to put God in a box. So if this experience is true “Amazing” if not, it’s still a decent story. Regardless of your belief in near death experiences I think the book has a lot to offer on faith and listening to God. As a pastor I do wish she had focused more on what this means in our relationship with Christ and salvation. God is mentioned extensively, but there is little if any mention of Christ. Some of the theology portrayed is contrary to mainstream Christianity and might be confusing or misleading to some so keep that in mind as you read. Otherwise enjoy the story, and if nothing else it makes you think about what you truly believe, and that is never a bad thing.  

If your interested in more info on Author this is her website : http://www.drmaryneal.com/index.html 

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

GOD is GOOD

ODG Evelyn Underhill

“If God were small enough to be understood, He would not be big enough to be worshiped.”

Evelyn Underhill

December 06, 1875-June 15, 1941
Okay so I guess the G can stand for gal just as easy as guy. For those that haven’t read my ODG posts ODG stands for Old Dead Guys or in this case Gal. These are my expoundings (my dictionary says this is not a word but I don’t believe it) on quotes made by influential figures of our past.
Evelyn Underhill was a very popular writer in the early 1900’s. Most of her work centered around christian mysticism, which raises a red flag about her theology, but none the less this quote is pretty awesome. My Pastor shared it in his sermon about a month ago and it has been on my heart to “expound” upon it since then. Obviously I have learned a new word, so on with the expounding!
God is immense his ways are beyond our understanding, he has blessed us with so much knowledge of who he is and his purposes, but we will never grasp the completeness of his Glory. Our intelligence and insight would have to be equal to His to fully grasp the fullness of His Majesty. I don’t know about you, but a god with my intelligence would not be much of a god worth worshiping. I am so glad that my God is so much more than I could ever dream or imagine, more powerful, more intelligent, all knowing, all loving, merciful, full of grace, if it is good than God is that goodness beyond all we can ever understand.
It is human nature to try to understand all there is to know about God. There are some who would claim they have it pretty much all figured out. I don’t diminish the multitude of hours spent over that last few centuries by people much smarter than me trying to uncover the deeper things of God and our Christian faith. Just look at the many dogmatic theologies held by the different denominations and sects within the Christian churches. They can’t all be right and I doubt all are wrong, all though I’m sure God is wondering were some of these ideas came from, certainly not anything from His Word.
I know that doctrine and theology are important and they are a foundational part of the Christian faith and I know that God has revealed himself to us through His Word. I have two issues one problem lies in the interpretation and whose interpretation is the right one. The other problem is what really matters? As Mike Meyers said in the movie “View from the Top” we often “put the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong syLLAble.” I am not saying that there are parts of the Bible that don’t matter so don’t try to nail me on that. What I am saying is sometimes we focus on issues and opinions instead of what God really wants us to focus on.
I believe there are eternal doctrines, ones that effect our eternity, and temporal doctrines, ones that effect our relationship with God and the fullness of our Christian walk. The emphasis should always be on the eternal doctrines which in reality are relatively few:
  1. There is one God
  2. God is one but manifest in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. Salvation is only through belief in Christ and his death and resurrection as payment for our sins
  4. Salvation is a gift of Grace and cannot be earned.
  5. The Bible is the Word of God not to be added to or taken away from.
  6. We are all sinners and need salvation
I have probably missed a few that some would classify as just as important, and offended others by implying that some doctrine is more important than others. My point is who cares when or if the rapture happens if your not going to spend eternity with Jesus because your focus is on end times prophesy and not Christ!
Back to the Quote, we will never understand all that God is or all the meanings behind everything he has for us in the Bible. What we do know are the things he has made very clear and that effect our eternity with him. It is good to contemplate on his greatness and debate our opinions, but don’t loose sight of his Grace and Love found only in Christ.
I hope this has been beneficial to all. If you have questions whether you agree or disagree I look forward to exchanging ideas. Please leave a comment.
As always

GOD is GOOD!!!

Life and it’s distractions

It is interesting how life can distract you from the things that are truly important to you. God has placed in my heart a desire to teach, disciple, and care for my fellow believers in Christ. That is why I set out on this endeavor to share my thoughts and insights on the amazing love that our God has for us through Jesus in this blog. This ministry: writing, teaching, encouraging, showing the simplicity of the magnificent Gospel of Jesus Christ that so many have made so complicated and confusing, is what I feel God has called me to do. I started this blog The True North Tablet as a way to reach out and share these thoughts. Unfortunately it has been a challenge staying focused on my writing, distraction is always waiting to consume my time and mental energy, thankfully the conviction of not doing what God has placed on my heart is always present too. God is very patient!

I am excited about the future. God has given me the opportunity through our church, Cornerstone Community Church in Redding, to start teaching the adult Sunday School before services and Pricella and I will be hosting a Tuesday or Wednesday night home fellowship soon at our house. I will be sharing these studies here as well as continuing with my normal blog posts. I am also working on some other writing projects that I will be talking about more in the future. Please pray for me, that I can keep focused on the important things and that I hear God in everything I do.

Thank You all that take the time to read what I have written, I hope it is a blessing and encouragement to you. Please leave a comment now and then so I can learn from you and if you have questions please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

Again I ask for your prayers.

GOD is GOOD!!!