DARKNESS IS ON THE RUN

October 20, 2021

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Love One Another and Walk in the Light of Salvation

1 JOHN 2:7–11

John is good at simplifying the Christian life. Basically he says to know Jesus, obey God, and love others. Briefly introduced in verse 5, John will now give more intense attention to the theme of our love life. In verse 5 it was our love for God that concerned the apostle. Now in verses 7–11 he must address urgently our love for others.

John begins with an affirmation of his love for those to whom he is writing. He calls them “dear friends” or “beloved.” It is the Greek word agapetoi, and John will use it six times in this letter (2:7; 3:2, 21; 4:1, 7, 11). It is a term of endearment, of heart-felt love and concern. It usually serves John well as he begins a new thought. In this instance, though, it allows him to continue and expand on the idea of God’s commands. Here he will narrow his focus to one specific command: the command to love. Interestingly, though the idea of love is clearly the theme of this section, the word itself only appears in verse 10.

This section raises the question: Does John believe a right love for God (v. 5) is absolutely essential for a right love toward our brothers (v. 10)? I believe the answer is a resounding Yes! Indeed the two are inseparable.

In Christ the command to love one another is strengthened, deepened, expanded, and given a depth of meaning and understanding never seen before His coming in the incarnation. And now that same kind of supernatural love is being seen and experienced in those who love Him and abide in Him. But there’s more! Perfect love as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has dealt a death blow to darkness. Darkness is on the run and it cannot outrun the light. In fact the darkness is already departing and the true light already shines! The light of the world (John 8:12) has come. The King of light and love is already reigning, and the fullness and consummation of that reign is just around the corner. How we love one another gives evidence of all of this.

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AS LONG AS IT TAKES

October 19, 2021

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We have very many prayer requests today, some of these folks I have known personally as their pastor for years. Some we have never met face to face, but they follow scumlikeuschurch.wordpress.com. we are blessed to have some very dedicated prayer warriors that take very seriously a sacred duty to pray for you at least once a day, some several times a day. We say, “God Bless you all”.

A common question I get asked often about prayer; “pastor, how long am I supposed to pray for this person or for this request”?

I have a couple of answers; one, until the prayer is answered, two, until the person is healed or passed away, three; God removes the burden to pray for the person, place or thing. fourth; God answers with a no.

I am sure there are more answers, but I feel like these are the most common ones.

Pray for Ray M. almost died of covid, only by getting Hydroxychloroquine did he recover, one more day and he probably would have died. He is a high-risk person and is fearful of getting a variant and is very fearful. So keep him in prayer.

Larry A, just diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

Pray for Margie, still hanging in there dying what and when the doctors are saying about her dying, still smiling and still singing.

Keep Matthew in prayer, they are now saying a birth defect is what is causing all his hip pain.

Pray for Steve H, encouragement, guidance, a blossoming of his gifts. For his wife Pam, healing of her knees. pray the bid they put in for a home is accepted

Salvation for Lauren, Tara, Anne, Cheyenne, Cristina, Norma Perales, Hunter, Garrett, Tavon, Philip, Drew, Lubbock, Rick Perales and son Rick Jr. Oscar.

Allen says thank you for the prayers and the new pastor has been given a new spiritual heart.

Larry R, healing of cancer.

Dave I, as he battles his 5th cancer battle.

  1. C. Hickman, healing from cancer.

Pray hard, for Caliste Burt, problems with the last 2 brain tumors. This a great Christian warrior, surround her with prayer.

Pray for the Happy Zion Church in Missouri, looking for an exceptional pastor, fit just right for them.

THE BARD

October 17, 2021

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There is an old illustration that’s hundreds of years old, but you might not have heard it yet and it does bear repeating.

In an old town in the Highlands of Scotland there was a small village that every summer they had a fair with all kinds of contests with rewards for the best tomato to the strongest man.

As it would be this particular summer a famous troupe’ of thespians happened to be traveling through the village and decided to stop and rest and perhaps even compete.

A master of the Bard (Shakespeare) decided that he could easily win when it came to the vocal speaking contest. Now it was time and the Bard stood and quoted the 23rd Psalm, masterfully, skillfully, his voice a resonant musical instrument pouring out a stirring rendition. The crowd applauded and threw coins to the talented Bard.

Then an old woodsman, grey haired and bent and hobbled with age and toil, painfully climbed the stairs to the podium. And in a voice just above a whisper, rendered his version of the 23rd Psalm. When done people bent their heads in prayer and others loudly praised the Lord. The Famous Bard approached the woodsman and said, “I truly know the oft quoted Psalm, but you surely know the heartbeat of the Shepherd.

There are those today who read the bible as an exercise in discipline, or read it out of curiosity, some for history and no doubt a host who seek to find errors or fault.

Yet blessed are those who read to find the Master and Savior of their souls.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Have a blessed week.

A ROAD MAP TO BIBLE STUDY

October 16, 2021

When it comes to interpreting the Bible, faithful and well-meaning believers tend to make two types of errors. The first is to rely solely on the interpretation of others. While we can certainly learn from wise Christians, especially faithful scholars, we can also trust that the Holy Spirit will help us to understand what God’s Word means. The second error is the opposite of the first, being too quick to jump to an interpretative conclusion without first doing the hard work necessary to understand the text.
To avoid both problems, use an interpretative “road map” to guide you in the task of Bible interpretation. Here is a six-step process to use with 2 Kings 17 to get you started:
1. Identify units of thought—The manuscripts in the original languages do not have the same paragraphs or line breaks found in English Bibles; those were added by translators to make it easier to read. Those editorial choices, however, can sometimes make it difficult to follow the line of reasoning. Copy the text or mark it so that you can regroup lines of thought. A new unit of thought is indicated by a clear change in location, time, characters or topic. The ESV bible has a version with no numbers and no paragraphs, it is basically a regular book format. I find you will read longer because you are not measuring chapters or verses. I also recommend not marking this book up, unlike your regular book, just my opinion.
2. Identify the genre—How we read and interpret the Bible depends on the genre of the particular text. Identify the proper genre or subgenre and understand the basic ways of reading those forms.
3. Define words and concepts—Use a Bible dictionary or commentary to make sure you understand the meanings of the words and idioms (such as “stiff-necked” in v. 14). if you are not a Greek or Hebrew scholar do not pretend to be one. Use good, old, well-established works to do the heavy lifting of the original languages. Beware of interlinear bibles. A majority are based on Jay Green’s work and that is just a fake interlinear. The interlinear bibles in Logos and E-Sword are reliable. The Amplified Bible has limited value as it gives ALL the possible meanings of a word but not how the word is used in context.
4. Look up Old Testament references—Make note of any Old Testament callbacks (such as the reference to Ex 20:4–5 in v. 12).
5. Answer remaining questions—Armed with this new information, read through the text again to try to answer the questions you had on the initial reading.
6. Identify the core message—What overriding theme or purpose is the author trying to communicate in this passage? Compare your conclusions with those of other mature Christians who have studied the Bible. 2 Kings 17. Trust the proven, time honored commentaries that have been around for literal centuries. Matthew Henry, or Jamison, Fausset and Brown, F.B. Meyer, John Gill.

For the Greek, trust Vincent’s Word Studies or Robertson’s Word Studies.

For the Psalms, The Treasury of David.

Best study bible (in my opinion) The Life Application Study Bible in whatever version floats your boat.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Remember Margie in prayer, she fades in and out, what a vibrant testimony to the love of God, she has touched so many people with her grace, dignity and love of God.

Keep Allen in prayer, our former Aryan pastor friend. The church he is attending has a new pastor and he has a problem with Allen, reverse bigotry. Unless he publicly asks you to leave do not leave as the church as come to love you, but be submissive.

Pray for Steve H, guidance, encouragement, blessings, Healing for his wife Pam’s knees.

Thank you for all the prayers, my surgery on my foot went great, pain free and healing well.

WINNING THE BATTLE

October 15, 2021

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The strategy for temptation targeting our spirit is to cultivate a deep, intimate, personal relationship with our Father God through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit. We must also learn to hate (i.e., completely separate from) sin even as God hates it (Psalms 97:10.Proverbs 8:13.Hebrews 1:9). Then when temptation comes, we will realize;

This temptation threatens everything I hold dear! (Romans 6:23)

Jesus died a bloody death on the cross to purchase all of me! (1 Corinthians 6:20)

I have no right or authority to even consider this sin! (Ephesians 5:3)

We must “reckon” ourselves dead to sin (Romans 6:11,12). We must live our Christian life based on the fact that sinful nature’s power was broken for us by Jesus at Calvary. Consequently, we are under no obligation to obey its orders (1 Corinthians 9:27). We have been set free from sin, and the proper response is to read God’s emancipation proclamation to the insistent demands of the Adamic nature!

We must realize we are responsible for all sins that we commit after salvation. The believer must know that before salvation, we could not help but sin. After salvation, we sin as a free choice (similar to Adam in the Garden of Eden) (Romans 6:14).

We must count on the fact of our possession of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). This will free us from depending upon our own strength to live sinless (1). We will then recognize the necessity of being moment by moment filled (i.e., lead) by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit will then do two things for us:

  • He will suppress the activities of the evil nature (Galatians 5:16).

  • He will produce in the believer a Christlike life (2 Corinthians 3:18).

There are just two things that the believer must do to be moment by moment lead by the Holy Spirit (John 7:37-39):

  • Sincerely desire His leading demonstrated by living an obedient life (Acts 5:32).

  • Ask the Lord Jesus for that leading and believe that He will do it (Luke 11:13).

Three Tough Questions:

  • How long will you live as if you are free to do your will and not God’s?

  • How long will you fellowship with a sin that crucified our Lord?

  • How long will you continue to sin against our Holy God?

We can start today to win the victory over this sin in your life by praying the following:

Heavenly Father, I rebelled against You by committing the sin of ________.  I now see that You were right in forbidding it – this sin is destroying my life. I deeply regret this act of rebellion against you, my Holy and Loving Father. Please forgive me of my sin and cleanse me now from this defilement.  I ask for Jesus’ victory over this sin to be displayed in my life that you might be glorified. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the presence of the Holy Spirit in my heart.  Lord Jesus, may those seeing and hearing me see You – be glorified in and through my life today!  Holy Spirit, please reveal the thoughts, words, actions, and attitude of the Lord Jesus in and through my life today.  Let the world see in me the one they so desperately need – the Lord Jesus Christ!  Thank you for continually leading me in life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

(Please read in addition Proverbs 28:13.1 John 1:9.2 Corinthians 7:9,10)

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JUST A LITTLE PRICK

October 11, 2021

Why is America (and the World) not experiencing revival even though many are praying for it?

Ask 10 different preachers, professors, and bible scholars the reason and you might possibly get 10 different answers.

Some believe that man can do nothing to bring about revival. That it is strictly in the providence of God, His schedule, His calendar, and nothing we can to can change that. And there is some truth in that.

Charles Finney one of the greatest American Evangelists that ever lived felt that way but with a plus. If a church, each and every member would deeply repent of their sins, then God might grant such a revival.

Therefore, if a person believes there can be human participation working hand in hand with God, then there can indeed be a revival.

Since there has not been a revival and people every where are praying for one there is only two possible answers. One, it is not in God’s calendar, perhaps we have gone to far in the wrong direction and/or two, people (Christians) are not genuinely repenting of their sins.

Many understand the term repentance to mean “a turning from sin.” Regretting sin and turning from it is related to repentance, but it is not the precise meaning of the word. In the Bible, the word repent means “to change one’s mind.” The Bible also tells us that true repentance will result in a change of actions (Luke 3:8–14; Acts 3:19). In summarizing his ministry, Paul declares, “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds” (Acts 26:20). The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of action.

Repentance involves recognizing that you have thought wrongly in the past and determining to think rightly in the future. The repentant person has “second thoughts” about the mindset he formerly embraced. There is a change of disposition and a new way of thinking about God, about sin, about holiness, and about doing God’s will. True repentance is prompted by “godly sorrow,” and it “leads to salvation” (2 Corinthians 7:10) and in our thinking it can also lead to Christians having a revival.

In the Bible, repentance results in a change in behavior. That is why John the Baptist called people to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance” (Matthew 3:8). A person who has truly repented of his sin and exercised faith in Christ will give evidence of a changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:19–23; James 2:14–26).

No repentance, no revival.

Here is the dangerous part, not soul damning, but soul hardening.

If God has called us as a nation, meaning first of all YOU as an individual and the Holy Spirit told you which specific sin to give up and you did not become obedient, then you/we have hardened our heart and we will reap what we sow and it will not be a revival.

Think it over, is all that you do, think and act, pleasing to God?

NO REPENTANCE, NO REVIVAL.

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Keep Margie in prayer, still in great spirit, still smiling, but her body is losing the fight, slowly but gradually. But what a testimony is shining through her. Many nurses have been touched by her sweet spirit and quoting of so many bible verses for each person.

Pray for Kaylee, a young (19) run away woman. Such a tale of sorrow. Needs salvation, needs healing, needs to let law enforcement do its part. Heartbreaking. We have her staying with Crissy, who is no stranger to abuse and will let Kaylee stay as long as she wants.

Less pain today, thank you for your prayers. I could actually walk today with out a cane or a walker.

Keep Steve H in prayer, guidance, encouragement, vim and vigor. For his wife Pam, we are praying for God to completely heal her knees.

BE ONE TOO!

October 9, 2021

NUMBER ONE REQUESTED RE-POST FOR DEVOTIONS AND BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY NEW READERS, BLESSINGS

WHO’S WITH ME, DO YOU WANT TO GROW UP AND BE A POTATO CHIP?

BETTER LET ME EXPLAIN, LAYS POTATO CHIPS THEY HAVE ONE THAT’S LABELED, ‘LIGHTLY SALTED; IN A WEIRD WAY IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT THAT EXPLAINS THE FOUR GOSPELS AND THE BOOK OF ACTS (NOT COMPLETELY BUT ALMOST).

GOD IS LIGHT, HIS SON IS LIGHT, AND WE ARE CALLED TO BE LIGHT. IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN IT SAYS THAT DARKNESS (EVIL, THE DEVIL) CANNOT OVERCOME THE LIGHT OR EVEN UNDERSTAND IT. THAT’S HOW POWERFUL LIGHT IS.

SO WE ARE CALLED TO LIGHT.

WE ARE ALSO CALLED TO BE SALT

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 5:13 SAYS WE ARE TO BE THE SALT OF THE EARTH. WE ARE TO BRING FLAVOR AND BE A PRESERVATIVE TO THE WORLD. BUT IF THE SALT LOSES ITS FLAVOR IT IS NO GOOD; AND THERE IS THE PROBLEM.

FOUR THINGS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO AS CHRISTIANS.ONE, BE LIGHT, TWO BE SALT, THREE BE CHRIST LIKE, AND FOUR BE MATURE.

WE CAN’T LEAVE ONE PART OUT, WE ARE TO SHINE IN DARKNESS AND LET THE WORLD KNOW A RESURRECTED CHRIST; WE ARE TO HAVE AN INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD THAT ACTUALLY STOPS OR RETARDS THE PEOPLE AND THEIR SINS (CONVICTION AND THAT GOD LOVES THEM). BE CHRIST LIKE IN ALL WE DO SO THE LIGHT SHINES FROM US. AND GROW UP SO WE CAN GROW OUT.

SO HERE’S MY PROPOSITION, SPEAKING JUST ABOUT AMERICA, WE HAVE PRETTY MUCH FAILED IN EVANGELISM, WITNESSING AND SPREADING THE HOPE OF GOD. SO EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG IN OUR COUNTRY IS PRETTY MUCH THE CHURCHES FAULT AND OF COURSE THE SINFULNESS OF MAN.

ONE WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER, THE OTHER WE DO. DON’T BLAME THE GOVERNMENT, OR POLITICIANS, THE QUESTION WE HAVE TO ASK IS ‘HAVE OUR LIGHTS GONE OUT AND IS THE SALT GONE FROM OUR LIVES?

HOW MANY FAMOUS TV AND BOOK PASTORS ARE SAYING THE BIBLE ISN’T HISTORICALLY RELEVANT, IT HAS NO PLACE IN THE PLACE OF MODERN MAN. HOW ABOUT ALL THE CHURCHES THAT HAVE ONE GOAL ON SUNDAY, TO MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPY AND GOOD ABOUT YOUR SELF (BIG NEWS FLASH, GOD DOESN’T ACTUALLY CARE IF YOUR HAPPY).

THERE IS A WELL KNOWN PASTOR NEAR HERE THAT TOLD ME HE HASN’T PREACHED A MESSAGE ABOUT SIN IN OVER 15 YEARS AND WOULDN’T BECAUSE HE THINKS THAT MESSAGE WOULD DRIVE THE CROWDS AWAY.

ASK YOUR SELF ‘WHY DO I GO TO CHURCH?’ HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU’VE WITNESSED TO SOMEONE OR TRIED TO HOLD A BROTHER OR SISTER ACCOUNTABLE FOR SOMETHING THEY ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH?

BE BIG

BE BOLD

BE BRAVE

BE SALTY

SO TODAY WILL YOU RENEW YOUR VOW TO BE A POTATO CHIP, VOTE YES.

GOD BLESS FROM SCUMLIKEUSCHURCH@GMAIL.COM

PRAY FOR STEVE H, vitality and endurance, guidance for his old church THE HAPPY ZION BAPTIST CHURCH as they are seeking a pastor. Healing for his wife Pam, chronic knee pain.

Thank you for all the prayers, had a less painful day. Pray for all those that suffer chronic pain and the depression and tiredness that are all part of a vicious cycle.

Keep J.C. Hickman in prayer as he battles cancer.

Keep Margie in prayer, she is now in hospice but still smiling.

STAYING YET GOING

October 8, 2021

You Will Know You Are Abiding in Christ (1 John 2:6)

When God saved us He did not save us simply to take us to heaven. He saved us that we might be conformed to His perfect image—that we might become like Jesus (Rom 8:29; 1 John 3:2). He saved us that we might “walk just as He walked.”

Verse 6 is the second “the one who says” statement in this section (cf. vv. 4, 9). Here John speaks of our remaining, or abiding, in Him. Jesus said a lot about this in John 15. So will John. He will use this word 23 times in this epistle (Gk meno, translated “remain” in Holman Christian Standard Bible). Like obeying Jesus and loving Jesus, abiding in Christ is the natural outgrowth of knowing Him. The idea is one of continuing in Jesus.

John says we have both a statement to prove and a Savior to imitate. And the word “should” conveys a moral obligation for our walk to match our talk. To truly abide in Christ means I will live (walk) like Christ. This theme is not unique to 1 John but is repeated several times in the New Testament.

  Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. (John 15:4–5)

  Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ. (1 Cor 11:1)

  Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. (Eph 5:1)

  For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in His steps. (1 Pet 2:21)

Like Father, like Son. Like Savior, like saint. Christ’s life becomes my life, my example, my goal, and my pattern. And we must note that it is abiding in Him that enables me to live like Him. I don’t do it in my strength. I do it in His! I don’t have to be like Him to be assured, I want to be like Him and am assured. John Stott says, “We cannot claim to abide in Him unless we are like Him” (Stott, The Letters of John, 97). But as we abide in Him we will be like Him because we will know Him.

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Keep J.C. Hickman in prayer, another round of chemo.

Keep praying for Margie, they admitted her to hospice today. Still a smile on her face and telling everyone her favorite bible verses.

Pray for Steve H, guidance, encouragement, blessings, vim and vigor, pray for healing of his wife Pam’s knees.

Praying for the Happy Zion Baptist Church for the right man to be their pastor.

Pray for me, spent the day lying on ice packs and then heating pads all day with back and hip pain. Been awhile since it has been this bad.

CLOUD RIDER

October 6, 2021

The last book of the New Testament is not a revelation of the anti-Christ (anti-Messiah), the Mark of the Beast, the False Prophet, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the meaning of 666, the New World Order, strange creatures, etc. While those things are mentioned, they are not the focus of this book. It is the Revelation of the glorified Jesus Christ.

While I was in seminary, a class I took on the book of Revelation, the professor had one assignment. Read the Book of Revelation at least once a day. It takes on average around 45 minutes.

The second thing he asked was to think of it as an opera and imagine it unfolding on stage. And the more you read it the better you would see the story unfolding into a panorama of visually stunning images unfolding before you like you were in a IMAX theater.

It was quite the experience. The final exam was how much of the book could you recite from memory, word for word or how much could you act out as scenes of a play. None of us new that this would be the final exam. We only knew that on a certain Saturday we were to show up at his house at 8am and take the test.

It was a memorable day and many students for the first time discovered if they were visual learners or auditory learners.

Imagine being in a little Amish town, in an old dairy barn and in it was built a stage. And on the stage was a giant scroll 8 feet tall and Lord knows how many feet long. A track ran along the top and the bottom of the scroll and a small lawn mower engine mounted outside the barn unwrapped the scroll. 27 years of painting by him and his wife Gerta. And there we were sitting on hay bales the scroll unwound and Professor Jay with his eyes closed quoted all of Revelation from the King James Version, dressed as the apostle John.

To my dying day I will never ever probably read a single commentary on the Book of Revelation.

Imagine.

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BEATING BURNOUT

October 5, 2021

Remember that burnout comes from being exhausted physically, mentally or emotionally. Sometimes it can come from all three areas. It can cause us to withdraw from life and others, feeling cynical, hopeless or despondent. But remember, that when you feel this way, not to isolate from others. Reach out to family and friends and let them know you are struggling. We need one another and we need the body of Christ.

We need to keep going. Sometimes, we need to hear the words, “You got this.” or “You can do this.” “Keep going!” We all know that there are days that are so much harder than others. And it feels like we take one step forward and three back. But these days will pass, and we will be so glad we didn’t give up and that we kept up the good fight. Because ultimately, when it comes right down to it if we know Christ as our Lord and Savior, then the work we are doing should be for Him. Even as I write this, it sounds trite, because when we are burned out, we are burned out. And that translates into not caring. Our feelings are blah, and our attitudes are blah. But, sometimes, if we act then our feelings will follow those actions. And we do want to hear at the end of our lives that God is well pleased with us. 2 Timothy 4:7 says, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

It is okay to take breaks to rejuvenate. Do something that gives you joy and energy. going to have lunch with a friend, taking a walk, get out on the old motorcycle and drive down your favorite ride. These things are good and needed when we feel burned out and beaten down by life. We need to do those things that make us smile and lift our spirits.

Stay in the Word and in prayer. I love the Psalms, because so many times I feel just like David. One minute he is telling God how much He desires Him and loves Him and the next he is pouring out his sorrows and disappointments. I love that we get to see how human David truly is. What encourages me so much about him is that we are told he is a man after God’s own heart. And yet, he struggled with his emotions and in life.

Remember that this too will pass. My grandfather has always told me this when I am feeling down or struggling. Some days are going to be great. Others are tiring or boring or disappointing. Don’t let them pull you under. Remember we serve an infinite, powerful, God who created us to need Him. Let Him invade every aspect of your heart and being today.

And the biggest bit of advice is do not act out or do something you will need to repent of.

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

It is back to the VA hospital tomorrow for another look at my foot, still in a lot of pain.

Pray for Stanley W, he has outlived 3 wives, all his friends and bought a motortrike (motorcycle) I was supposed to take him out tomorrow for his first ride but a friend of mine is going to take the honor. Stanley is not a christian so keep him in prayer for depression, loneliness and salvation.

Keep Steve H in prayer, encouragement, and guidance. Healing for his wife Pam’s knees.

Margie says God bless and thanks for all the prayers. I think she might outlive us all.