Monday, September 14, 2009

Are you a person that worries about everything? There is so many people in need of money, job, bills due.....BUT

Worry is really a sin. It is a lack of trust and we need to let go. God is not surprised by any of the details of our life, he has orchestrated it all and he will see us through.

God WILL provide. He WILL. He keeps his promises. Worrying won't change a thing, at least not for the good, prayer on the other hand, while it may not change the course God has us, and it will change hearts!

Will you please stand with me in prayer? Will you join me in making the choice to stop the worry in your own life? If you have a situation in your own life that you are finding yourself overcome by worry....There is Hope, that hope is through Jesus and He loves you and will never leave you!! He is your HOPE!

Matthew 6:25-34
25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]?

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:25-34

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Sept 1...

You may have heard this story..I however, up until Sunday school last week have never heard this story.. Sadly it didn't make a part in the movie "The Titanic" I do know that. He was truly a man of GOD!

True Hero on the Titanic

John Harper was born to a pair of solid Christian parents on May 29th, 1872. It was on the last Sunday of March 1886, when he was thirteen years old that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He never knew what it was to "sow his wild oats." He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old age of 17 years old by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God.

As John Harper's life unfolded, one thing was apparent...he was consumed by the word of God. When asked by various ministers what his doctrine consisted of, he was known to reply "The Word of God!" After five or six years of toiling on street corners preaching the gospel and working in the mill during the day, Harper was taken in by Rev. E. A. Carter of Baptist Pioneer Mission in London, England. This set Harper free to devote his whole time of energy to the work so dear to his heart. Soon, John Harper started his own church in September of 1896. (Now known as the Harper Memorial Church.) This church which John Harper had started with just 25 members, had grown to over 500 members when he left 13 years later. During this time he had gotten married, but was shortly thereafter widowed. However brief the marriage, God did bless John Harper with a beautiful little girl named Nana.

Ironically, John Harper almost drowned several times during his life. When he was two and a half years of age, he almost drowned when he fell into a well but was resuscitated by his mother. At the age of twenty-six, he was swept out to sea by a reverse current and barely survived, and at thirty-two he faced death on a leaking ship in the Mediterranean. Perhaps, God used these experiences to prepare this servant for what he faced next...

It was the night of April 14, 1912. The RMS Titanic sailed swiftly on the bitterly cold ocean waters heading unknowingly into the pages of history. On board this luxurious ocean liner were many rich and famous people. At the time of the ship's launch, it was the world's largest man-made moveable object. At 11:40 p.m. on that fateful night, an iceberg scraped the ship's starboard side, showering the decks with ice and ripping open six watertight compartments. The sea poured in.

On board the ship that night was John Harper and his much-beloved six-year-old daughter Nana. According to documented reports, as soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. It is reasonable to assume that this widowed preacher could have easily gotten on board this boat to safety; however, it never seems to have crossed his mind. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday. The flares going off in the dark sky above reflected the tears on his face as he turned and headed towards the crowd of desperate humanity on the sinking ocean liner.

As the rear of the huge ship began to lurch upwards, it was reported that Harper was seen making his way up the deck yelling, "Women, children and unsaved into the lifeboats!" It was only minutes later that the Titanic began to rumble deep within. Most people thought it was an explosion; actually the gargantuan ship was literally breaking in half. At this point, many people jumped off the decks and into the icy, dark waters below. John Harper was one of these people.

That night 1528 people went into the frigid waters. John Harper was seen swimming frantically to people in the water leading them to Jesus before the hypothermia became fatal. Mr. Harper swam up to one young man who had climbed up on a piece of debris. Rev. Harper asked him between breaths, "Are you saved?" The young man replied that he was not.

Harper then tried to lead him to Christ only to have the young man who was near shock, reply no. John Harper then took off his life jacket and threw it to the man and said, "Here then, you need this more than I do..." and swam away to other people. A few minutes later Harper swam back to the young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation. Of the 1528 people that went into the water that night, six were rescued by the lifeboats. One of them was this young man on the debris.

Four years later, at a survivors meeting, this young man stood up and in tears recounted how that after John Harper had led him to Christ. Mr. Harper had tried to swim back to help other people,yet because of the intense cold, had grown too weak to swim. His last words before going under in the frigid waters were, "Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved." Does Hollywood remember this man? No. Oh well, no matter. This servant of God did what he had to do. While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends..." John Harper was truly the hero of the Titanic!


Monday, August 31, 2009

MONDAY Aug. 31

A story is told of a lady who took a course in first aid: They were having testimonials about first aid, and she stood up and said, 'I want to give a testimony.
The other day out in front of my house, there was an automobile accident. An old man driving his car lost control, went over a curb, and hit an oak tree head-on.
He was thrown out into the street. His skull was fractured, he had compound fractures in his limbs, and he was pumping his life's blood on the asphalt'
She said, ' It was horrible, but I remembered my first aid. I remembered if I would put my head between my knees I wouldn't faint'.
"That's the kind of Christianity a lot of people desire. We just want to put our head between our knees and say, Oh I'm so glad I'm a Christian, so I can live in this horrible world'
It's a horrible world, and our LORD had put us here as HIS representatives Opportunities to serve HIM and everywhere.
This is so true, to many of us, including myself. I always say, 'God must be disappointed at Christians in today's world because I feel we don't stand up for HIM enough. We don't share HID WORD enough with the lost. Do you have a burden for lost people? Are you involved in soul winning on a daily basis? The Bible tells us that "he who win souls is wise." (Proverbs 11:30)So 'LETS BE WISE!'

Sunday, August 30, 2009


*Remember; Children need models rather than critics.

*If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito.

*An atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.

*Angry words in just one moment often brings forth a flood of tears, And the wounds they have created, may live on for month and years.

* A pessimist can hardly wait for the future so he can look back with regret.

*Did you know that 80% of Americans believe that the BIBLE is God's word. However, only 15% have actually read the BIBLE

*If you are burning the candle at both ends, you are not as bright as you think

Saturday, August 29, 2009



There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered is was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
So the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail a day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and went to the fence. He said " You have done well, my son, but look at all those holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many time you say "I'm Sorry the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one"

~ Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless.

~Don't worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

~You can never do a act kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be to late.