I would like to make something very clear. I love the church. I love to worship and have taught our boys to do the same. Like you I see many problems in the church of all denominations. I was talking with a pastor not long ago and he was in full agreement .He cautioned about how we must be careful discussing these issues in church. What? When and how did the church become a place where we cannot talk about the truth?
I have spoke in churches since my college days. I can preach and have but I am at heart a writer. I can speak freely here and have no fear of being fired. I grew up in a small country church and there is where I feel most comfortable. It is because I do not wear a label that I can and have preached in many different ones over the years. This I feel allows me to fly under the radar. I pass on any and all invitations to speak where they require me to submit my talk to a board or a senior pastor for approval...and always will!
In most cases I do not have single word written down the morning of. I spend much time in prayer and ask God to direct me and reserve the right to head another way if the Holy Spirit should desire. I am deeply concerned because many churches buy prepackaged sermons. Some pastors plan their sermons a year out and brag about it on Facebook.
You can do that if we are math teachers or football coaches. You cannot do that with the Gospel! There may be someone who is about to take their live and you talk about the budget. I feel if Jesus showed up in most churches on Sunday , he would not get a word in edgewise.
I want to go to a church where the pastor gets on his knees and let God lead. I want to live in a country where our leaders do the same. God is always on the move. God wishes to be worshipped in spirit and truth. This website is not to be a church for you. Find a good bible based church that follows the bible teaches....and lets God lead!!!
You better hang on, you are in for the ride of your life.
One thing you will never see in this lifetime is a bull rider yawning before they open the gate. Nobody knows what is going to happen but it is pure excitement! That is what Jesus had in mind for the church. That is the way the church should be. Once you have tasted this it will ruin you from the planned, canned ,and routine.
If God consistently sent lightning bolts in response to bad doctrine our planet would sparkle nightly like a Christmas tree.
As you come up our drive and after you cross the small creek,you pass between two field stone
pillars that match the stones on our home. There is a light atop both of them . Right now, one is green and the the side is white. The green light is to show support for all the people who serve our military as well
as those who have done so in the past.
At Christmas i hang white lights along the 4 rail horse fence. We change the white one to red and
The entryway is good to go. The placement of the red and green has a reason behind it as well.
It may seem to be be random but Iassure you is not the case.
On a plane the red light is always on the left side and the green is on the right side. green and right both
have 5 letters and this was how I was taught to remember as a boy. This applies to boats as well.
Our oldest son, Josh, is a navel aviator. He and his wonderful wife , Christina, are a week or two from going
to Japan. They have lived in several places over the last few years. They lived in Fallon Nevada
most recently and we were blessed to have all of our boys and their girls under our roof and together
Since they aproached our farm from the west the right light was green and the left one was on the left
came home. When they were out east in Va it was the reversed. Japan is on the other side of the world
so I am not sure what I will do. I have not stepped it off but am told it is about as far east to west as it is
west to east.
God is a concerned loving Father who loves you so much! He has made a way for you to come
home through his son Jesus. The porch light of heaven is on . You have a green light my friend.
Because of the red blood of Jesus ,your sins are forgiven . Your approach is cleared as well as all your sins.
As far as the east is from the west,so far has removed our transgressions from us.
Yesterday I went out to check on the horses. It has again been vey hot here of late and a daily chore
to top off the water troughs will cool clear water.As I make my rounds the horses ususlly get excited when they hear the sound of our old red ATV. Because this vehicle usally has horse feeds as well as carrots, we c call it "Chuck" short for chuck wagon .
There is a mare and two young ones in the south pasture. I whistled and they did not come. I banged on the
red tubes on the gate with the scooper. It makes a sound that sounds like a hillbilly dinner bell. I had seen them the evening before and knew they were ok. I surmised they had found a place with a breeze and had it made in the shade.
I set the bright orange bucket filled with feed and carrots in front of the gate. This bucket was a physical reminder for me to "lets do this later". I had some mowing to do and that filled several hours of the afternoon. I kept looking down at the water tank seeing they had not yet drank from it and for the first time became a little concerned.
I went down to the gate and did the two tone whistle my dad taught me. I do this in honor of him and have taught my sons to do the same. They all would turn and prick up their earsand know it was me if I did this even in a crowd.
I banged again on the gate and in no time flat heard the three of them flat out running as hard as they could
go. They seemed happy to see me and even more to see Chuck .They were breathing heavy as they devoured their snacks.
My friend I believe God is calling all of us. As we read Scripture, we learn he calls us all differently . Many people tell me after I speak that I missed my calling. I would quite my practice and enroll in seminary school tomorrow if I felt in my heart that is what God wanted for me. I answered my "call to the see" many years ago. I love the interaction I have with patients for the most part. I never would have believed God would and could could use me to write these stories for his glory.
He has blended and used the very things I love and hold dear such as horses, hunting , and rivers . I am often very surprised at how stories and lessons come together in such a way that I know it is not me but him working through me. Here is the exciting part, he wants to do the same with you. You may not be called to write or do eyes but you are being called . What do you do that gives you joy and satisfaction? There is your best clue in regard to what God is calling you to do.
I pray that at times this website feeds you. I write for all God's people and not just those who gather under the steeple. All I know is when I do this with the hope of pleasing my Savior, it just feels so "write"!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
When you empty yourself, God rushes in.
For the man who prays in his heart ,the whole world is a church.