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1/31/15 7:04 A

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I will be praying with you Darlene

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January 31 - - - Moving away from our first alter

Often as we travel throw life we often move away from that first alter, that altar of salvation. That altar where we first met with God. We can get so evolved in church and the things about church or just the thing in everyday living that sometime we find ourselves moving away from that first alter. I heard it once said if you have ever been closer to God then you are right now then you have back slidden.

I was watching a TV show the other night, it was Sanford and Son you know, the junk yard man. Lamont and Fred’s girl friend gave Fred a pool table for his birthday. Fred became so engrossed in the pool table that he neglected both his girlfriend and Lamont. He became so engrossed with the gift that he neglected the giver.

Can we become so engrossed with our Gift from God that we neglect God the giver?

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1/31/15 12:37 A

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Thank you Herb.
The testimony is mine and yet it's the Lord's even more! If it wasn't for Him, none of those things would have happened. I love the fact that almighty God has and is working in my life.

I have a prayer request. I had the opportunity to tell a lady she could get saved today. Her first name is Cindi. Thanks so much!!

I told you a couple of days ago I was going to find an altar in our motorhome. I did and it's good. I am thankful you mentioned that about an altar and going to your closet and praying in private.

Thanks again brother Herb!!










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1/30/15 6:46 A

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Great testimony Darlene.

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January 30 - - - I Often go back to that first alter.

Now the church building is gone where I met with God at that first alter. The building has been torn down but the altar is still their because the altar is not the building but that time when I met with God and gave my life to Him.

I often go back to that first alter to that commitment I made to God. That commitment I made allowing God to come into my life.

Each time I take that trip back to that first alter I renew the joy that was mine then and is mine now. I go back not to be saved again but to renew the commitment that I made with God. That commitment of allowing Jesus to come into my life, giving Jesus Kingship in my life.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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1/29/15 10:32 P

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Altar of salvation...

This reminds me of the day I was saved. There were 3 things that happened probably a couple of weeks before that day. My Dad wrote a poem and he told me since I went to church now and then he decided to show me the poem. At the end of his poem he wrote, Oh God where is Thy salvation? After I read that I said, Jesus is God's salvation for us Dad. I remember this day so well.

Another thing that happened had to do with a pregnant friend of mine. Her husband worked nights so I told her if the baby begins to come during the night call me. Her labor did begin during the night so she called. I had no idea how to get to St Lukes Hospital in Chicago, but today I know the Lord must have been behind the wheel. As I was driving she was in a great deal of pain. I remember telling her, if the Lord is willing we'll get to the hospital in time. This was their first baby and yet as I recall the baby was born within an hour after we got to the hospital. I was asked to be the baby's godmother. They were Catholic so I asked our pastor (at the time) if it would be ok for me to be a godmother. He said yes...

The other thing that happened was I drove two of our daughters to Youth for Christ. I went into the gift shop to look for something for our oldest daughter's birthday. While I was looking I overheard a man and a young man talking about the rapture. I was very curious so when the young man left the shop I told the man I had heard them talking and wondered what the rapture was. He told me!
Then later that evening our daughter Debbie told me her class teacher asked her if I knew the Lord. She said she thought I did....so their class began praying for me!!!!!!!!
The man in the gift shop had been her classes teacher.

Writing this sure brought back memories!!!!

There was a time (about five years before I came to know Jesus and He came to know me), when I thought I was saved because I had made a profession of faith with a lady who went to the same church I went to now and then. The problem was I didn't realize I was a sinner. My family, mom, dad, aunts uncles and cousins were all "nice" people. I think this is a common problem and it's sad.

Those 3 things happened before I actually got saved.

There came a time (January 3rd or 4th of 1974) when I knew I was a sinner and needed Jesus in my life!! There was no doubt about it. I heard parts of verses...In the beginning God, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. I laid on our bed and said, Father, please send Jesus into my life to help me with it.

He did!!

One day I was reading a little booklet and when I read the word "salvation", I knew that's what had happened to me!!





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1/29/15 12:07 P

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I just found this on Facebook. One of our daughters posted it. I hope it touches you as it did me.

Verse of the Day for Thursday January 29th, 2015
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
—Ephesians 3:20-21
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
Sometimes there is nothing left for us to do except praise God! While we may sometimes dream of doing great things for God and his Kingdom, the dreams aren't as big as God's plans. While we may be richly talented, influential, powerful, or rich, these are merely tools in God's hands, not symbols of our sufficiency. "God is able" has to be one of the best and most accurate phrases in the Bible. But this time, it's said about his work in you in me. He is able much more than we imagine to work through and in us. What can we say to that? Hallelujah!
My Prayer...
Loving Father, please help me better know and live your will. I want to be your vessel of ministry, healing, blessing, and hope to those around me at work and play. Please use me to your glory today, and always. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

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1/29/15 7:47 A

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January 30 - - - Altar of salvation

I would like to tell you of the first altar I built. That was the day I asked Jesus to come into my life and to be my Lord and Savior.

I have always known about God as long as I can remember. I believed that if I was good that God loved me and if I was bad that God did not love me. I believed that if I lived a good life and asking God to forgive me when I sinned then I would go to heaven. I believed that if I was bad and sinned then I would be going to hell.

Based on what I believed I lived one day going to heaven and other days going to hell. So one day, looking at my life I came to a decision that I was going to hell more days than I was going to heaven. So I decided, why should I even try – it was obvious that I was going to hell. There was no way I was going to make it into heaven.

So I stopped, I stopped praying, I stopped going to church but I don't think I ever stopped believing in God. I just felt that I could never be good enough for God to love me.

Then one day a friend invited me to his church. We need to invite friends to church. I hate to think where I would be if my friend Larry had not invite me to his church.

That night at church I met God at that first altar. I had known about God but I had never really met God, big difference between knowing about God and knowing God. I knelt before God at my first altar and give myself to Him. I simply asked Jesus to come into my life.

I prayed this prayer. I prayed Lord I need to talk to you. Lord you know what I am and you know I’ve tried to be the person you would have me to be many times and each time I failed. So the only think I can do is to tell you that if you can do anything with me – if you can change me then I give you permission to do so. Lord I give myself to you.

And what do you think happened? Jesus did. Jesus came into my life that night and He did change me. I became that new person. That night Jesus wrote my name in the Lambs Book of Life.

I met Jesus at that first altar at that altar of salvation.

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1/28/15 10:21 P

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The altar of God...

I wonder what it's like playing a harp. It seems like it would be so beautiful and relaxing.
I hope the sound of a harp glorifies the Lord. I think it would because it's so beautiful.

I like the way you explained an altar. That place where we meet with God.

There are a couple of places at home where I love to be because the Lord is there with me. Of course He is here with me too, but I haven't found the right altar or closet yet. I often just sit on the couch in the motor home and read my Bible and talk to the Lord. Our dog Annie sits with me there. Tomorrow I will go to the bedroom, close the door and use that as my altar.

Thank you brother Herb!!



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1/28/15 7:12 A

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January 28 - - - The altar of God


Psalm 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

We don't use the term altar much anymore. We don't talk about the altar in the church. We don't talk about the altar in the home. We talk about everything today except the altar.

An altar is that place where you meet with God. It could be a bench in back of the building. It could be a chair in your room. It could be a place at the foot of your bed.

Everyone needs an altar in their life. That place where you meet with God. That place where you can be away from the world and alone with God. In the Gospel of Matthew the altar is called a prayer closet.

Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly

The good news bible says it like this. “But when you pray, go to your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you”.

I love that - - - Go to your room, close the door, and spend time with God.

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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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1/27/15 10:16 P

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Put your trust in the Lord...

It's good the second part of verse 5 is there because without it this would say trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Trusting isn't trying and trying isn't trusting. Trusting the Lord is good.

and lean not unto thine own understanding. This part of this verse has helped me often!!
I don't need to understand as much as I may want to understand. Lean not unto thine own understanding.

The next verse is...in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths

When I am trusting Him and not trying to understand stuff beyond my understanding, than I want to acknowledge Him!

Thank you for saying that we are faith people! We don't base our lives on "our own understanding". We place out trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him. He is God and He will direct our paths.

That was very helpful brother Herb! Thank you!







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1/27/15 7:23 A

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January 27 - - Put your trust in the Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

I once saw a picture of a street sigh showing two directions. One direction was marked MY WAY and the other direction was marked GODS WAY. We often come to this place in our lives. A place when we must choose which direction we are going to go.

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Trusting on your own understanding is not always the best way to go. The Word of God tells us that we are to 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; - - - -. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

We are faith people and we don’t base our life on “our own understanding”. We place our trust in the Lord and acknowledge Him as God who will show us and direct us on the right path.

Don’t you just love the Word of God?

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1/27/15 1:02 A

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Jesus said "I am come that you might have life"

Worry and guilt. So that's the way he steals moments. I can see that worry is being anxious about what "might" happen tomorrow. I've done that recently although I don't want to worry. I know I can cast all my cares onto Jesus because He cares....for me.

I know you're right. There are things in the past I can't do anything about. Yesterday is gone. Even this morning is gone now.

Asking God to forgive me and then forgiving myself is something I need to remember.

If I knew how to spell gracias, I would. Thank you brother Herb and God bless you!!


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1/26/15 7:59 A

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January 26 - - Jesus said “I am come that you might life”

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

“The thief cometh not, but to steal”. How does the devil go about doing this? He does this by destroying the moment we are living now.

The only moment that is alive is the moment that we are living now. The moment that we just lived is gone and the moment we are about to live has not yet been birthed so the only moment that is alive is the now moment and it is the only moment that counts.

So how does the devil steal the moment we are living now? He does it by worry or guilt. Worry is being anxious about what might happen tomorrow. So we destroy the now moment by worrying about something that most likely will not even happen.

The other way the devil steals the now moment is guilt. Looking back and seeing things in the past that we have done wrong or have wronged another person. We can do nothing about yesterday. Yesterday is gone and we need to put it away. Ask God to forgive you and then forgive yourself.

The only moment that is alive in the now moment. Don’t let the devil have it. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and take that abundant life that Jesus is offering you. Jesus said “I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly”.

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1/25/15 9:59 P

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A Spiritual mind is a happy mind...

Someone once told me what we focus on grows. Thinking on those things Paul told us to think on in Phil 4:8 will help the good things grow!

I need to write a gratitude list again. Then I will be thinking on the good in my life!

Thank you Herb!



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1/25/15 7:11 A

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January 25 - - A Spiritual Mind is a Happy Mind

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Happiness comes from having our mind filled with the right thoughts. If we fill our minds with gloom despair and agony on me then you will have gloom despair and agony on me.

If we are always looking at what we don't have then we will never have what we should have.

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8 Think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report. If there be any virtue, praise, think on these things.

In other words “you are what you think”

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1/24/15 9:33 P

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Happiness is...

Let those who seek God rejoice and be glad.

I read something else about happiness recently. When I read something similar twice, I know I need to listen! Jesus has made me so much happier than I used to be.

You're right. There are many commercials that tell us to try this and you'll be happy! If we were to buy everything that says it will make you happy, we'd find none of those things can bring us real happiness.

I've heard the Abraham Lincoln quote before and I like it. Inner contentment is wonderful.


Thank you again and again Herb!!!

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January 24 - - Happiness is

Psalm 40:16 Let those that seek (God) rejoice and be glad.

When I turn on the T V I am told that if we buy this make of car I will be happy. If I eat this certain hamburger I will be happy. If I wash my hair with this shampoo I will be happy. Will I have new for you this has nothing to do with being happy this has to do with selling merchandise.

Happiness Comes From Inner Contentment. Abraham Lincoln said, "People are about as happy as they make up their minds they want to be" Someone else once said, "No man is happy who does not want to be" It's not the place or the condition, but it is the mind alone that make a person happy or unhappy.

The Bible tell us that happiness can be found in our relationship with Jesus. That when we enter into that perfect relationship with Jesus we will have that inner peace that brings about happiness.

“Let those that seek (God) rejoice and be glad”.

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1/23/15 11:17 P

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As far as the east is from the west...

I was thinking about that verse last night when I was here. Psalm 103:12!! As usual, I didn't know where the verse was.

I know it's important to confess our sins to the Lord and sometimes to another person..'confess your sins one to another'.

My husband and I know a couple that think if we don't confess every sin and we die, we will not be going to heaven. I disagree! Jesus said my grace is sufficient for you. It was His death on the cross that paid for my sin. Please tell me what you think about this.

That's so neat that we could travel east forever and never meet the west. It's amazing too that we can't keep going north because we will meet the south!!

There is no way possible for the author of that Psalm to know this except by the Holy Spirit.
It couldn't be written that God separates our sin as far as the north is from the south.
This is very awesome!!!

Thank you brother Herb!


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1/23/15 7:40 A

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January 23 - - As for as the east is from the west

Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Yesterday we spoke of God remembering our sins no more. Today I would like to look at the fact that God separates us from our confessed sins as for as the east is from the west.

At the time that this was written only God know that the world was round or I should say a globe. So no one had the knowledge to know that the east would never meet the west. You can travel east forever and never meet the west. Not so with the north and the south. If you were to travel north when you reach the North Pole you are no longer be traveling north now you are traveling south or I could say north has meet the south.

How did the author of this Psalm know this if it had not been given to him by the Holy Spirit?

God did not say that He separates us from our confessed sin as for as the north is from the south He said as for as the east is from the west.

How awesome is this?

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God does and does not remember...

I've read Genesis 8:1 during a difficult time and realized since God remembered Noah He may remember me and that gave me hope.

It's wonderful God doesn't remember sin, once we've asked for forgiveness. Sometimes I have trouble forgiving myself. Hebrews 8:12 helps!!

I am thankful God doesn't bring sins I've confessed to my remembrance. So when I've confessed my sin I need to forgive myself because God has forgiven me.

Thank you brother Herb! And thanks for the quote by Norman Vincent Peale.


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Norman Vincent Peale often prescribed reading one of the Psalms three times a day to those who came to him for counseling Darlene.

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January 22 - - God does and does not remember!

Genesis 8:1 - - "But God remembered Noah and all the animals in the boat."

I like this "But God remembered" but there are times when God does not remember. It tells me that God does not remember our sin once we have asked forgiveness. It tells me in Hebrews 8:12 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

God will never bring your confessed sin to remembrance. If I were to ask God about a sin of yesterday He would tell me that He does not knew what I am talking about. God does this because He chooses too.

But here in this scripture God choose to remember. Noah did as God had commanded and God chose to remember Noah’s obedience.

What has God chosen to remember about us?

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1/22/15 1:20 A

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God is not deaf....

This verse is wonderful for me to read right now.

I have heard people pray loud. The next time someone prays loud, I may think...God is not deaf.

I like the story!! God is not deaf....no but Gramma is! That is very cute!

Herb, I had the opportunity about an hour ago to have an IM on facebook with a lady I've known for a long time. I have no idea how it happened but I ended up telling her that a counselor had suggested that I read a chapter a day from His word. She's going to do this!!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am for her.
Quite awhile ago I asked you to pray for Erica. This is the same lady!!!

Thank you for praying for her!!!!
And thanks again for every message!!



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1/21/15 8:02 A

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January 21 - - God is not deaf

Isaiah 65 v 24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call I will answer and while they are yet speaking I will hear.

There were these two boys who lived with their Grandma. They were about to go to bed but before they went to sleep the two of them prayed. The older son prayed about the day he had and about everything he had done. The younger son then started to pray, he prayed much louder than his elder brother, he prayed for bikes and toys, and when he finished the older brother asked him "Why are you praying so loud? God is not deaf" and the younger son responded by saying" Yea but Grandma is" (author unknown)

Well Grandma might not be able to hear very well but God hears every prayer that is prayed.

"God always listens whenever we pray,
He's never too busy to hear what we say.

What do you think?

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1/20/15 11:34 P

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Knowing the word of God...
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"How can we live and move in God’s power if we do not know God’s Word?"

Your question above (and below) reminds me of a verse in God's word where it says, In Him we live and breathe and have our being.

I like this verse or verses a lot...." All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."

I need and want to remember this! Thank you Herb!!!



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January 20 - - Knowing the Word of God

Matthew 22:29 Jesus replied, You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

Just how important is it for us to know the Word of God? It says here in this scripture that in order to know the power of God it is important to know the Word of God. How can we live and move in God’s power if we do not know God’s Word?

2Ti 3:16 -17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

What do you think?

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God is our buckler.

Thank you for letting us know what some words mean because I didn't know what a buckler was. Now I do!!

I just thought about all Christians when we're in heaven. Each of us will have THE BUCKLER.
We won't need protection then because we will have THE PROTECTOR with us....always!!

I like using the word Almighty with God. It describes Him. I just thought of two other words that describe Him (of course there are many)..Love and infinite understanding!

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Thank you Darlene

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January 19 - - God is our buckler

Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

This is a very interesting verse especially the last part. “He (God) is a buckler to them that walk uprightly”. To understand this we must first know what a buckler is.

A buckler is a hook found on the side of a warriors shield. It is place their so that the warrior can hook his shield onto his fellow warriors shield. When this was done among a group of warriors it formed a wall of protection.

It says “God is a buckler to them that walk uprightly”. I can’t think of any one I would rather have my shield hooked on to them the almighty God.

The word almighty means full of all might.

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Acts 2:17 And your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.

This morning I was reading some of my story I had brought with and it dawned on me that I am the same person I was when my vision was so clear but I am older. I think it takes more trusting the Lord (and His word) now than it did back then. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

I think reading the part I read of my story helped me remember that Jesus was there with me.....all the time. Since He is the same now as He was then, He is still here with me....all the time.

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Thank you Darlene

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January 18 - - Visions and Dreams

Act 2:17 - - - And your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

When I was young I had all kinds of visions. I had a vision that I would have a family and a good job. That I would do well in my job and someday become the boss or maybe have a business of my own. That’s what young people do, they have visions.

But I am not young anymore, now I’m the old man and I no longer have a vision. I now have dreams. I spend most of my time dreaming about how it was when I was young. Dreaming of the good times and the bad times. Am I the only one that does this dreaming?

But we have to be careful about dreaming. It can sometimes bring us to a place where we no longer have a vision. We often begin to think that we no longer have a future that life is over.

God did say that old men would dream dreams but He did not say we could not still have a vision.

Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish”

So if you are young continue to have your vision and if you are old continue to have your vision.

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God knows what is best for us..

I've read the verse Acts 3:6 a few times just now and it reminds me it doesn't matter if I have silver or gold to give someone but I need to give what I do have. I do have the true story of my testimony.

I like that you've said about Peter and John. If they had given the man money, it wouldn't have satisfied his real need. Nothing would change. But God saw his real need.

I think the things we want are surface things but things we need are deep. We may not be able to fill our needs. It's so good God sees and fills our needs.
(I may not have said that right)

"Our heavenly Father often goes beyond what we ask. He gives us what we need and not what we want."

I want to trust God to give me what I need rather than what I may want. My wants may change from hour to hour.

God knows my needs far better than I do.

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January 17 - - God knows what is best for us

Acts 3:6 Peter said [to the man], "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.

"WHEN my children were young and wanted a toy, I often heard, "But I need it!" As children of our heavenly Father, we are no different. Sometimes what we think we want is not at all what we need.

The beggar who was laid at the temple gate thought his greatest need was money. He had been crippled since birth and had no way to earn income for life's necessities. So, he begged for money.

Had Peter and John given the man money, his immediate need would have been met, but his life would not have changed. The next day he would have been back at the gate again, begging. Instead, God saw the man's real need -- his need for physical and spiritual healing. The beggar left the gate that day a changed man, praising God. He could walk! He received not what he asked for but what he needed.

Our heavenly Father often goes beyond what we ask. He gives us what we need and not what we want.

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Mercy not justice..

I wrote something above this when I posted it on Facebook. I think it said something like this. (I (Darlene) needed this reminder.)

If we had justice there would be a judge. I am thankful Jesus took all our sin to the cross. Since He died for our sin, He is able to have mercy on us.

The next part is such a great reminder!!!

"The word grace means a gift. If I work for it then it is no longer grace but a wage and the wage always calls for justice and the justice for the wage of sin is always death.

So my cry is not for justice but for mercy and this mercy is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. When you receive Jesus into your life by faith you are receiving the mercy of God because “the gift of God is eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ”.

Thank you brother Herb.


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January 16 - - Mercy not Justice

Psalm 17:1 - LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help.

The New Covenant is a cry for mercy not justice. Jesus keep the law for us therefore we have been Justified – Just as if we had never sinned.

That word justice frightens the dickens out of me. Romans 6:23 tells me that the wages of sin is death so a cry for justice is a cry for death but Romans 6:23 also speaks of the grace of God when it tells me “the gift of God is eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ”.

The word grace means a gift. If I work for it then it is no longer grace but a wage and the wage always calls for justice and the justice for the wage of sin is always death.

So my cry is not for justice but for mercy and this mercy is found in the Lord Jesus Christ. When you receive Jesus into your life by faith you are receiving the mercy of God because “the gift of God is eternal life in the Lord Jesus Christ”.


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God is pure light...

You make things clear that I never understood before! Thank you. I understood that good and perfect things come from above, but I didn't take this further to realize what you said here....

" That means that whatever is not good and perfect does not come from God. If it does not come from God where does it come from? I think we all know the answer to this. So why do we keep blaming God for things that keep happening in our lives. "

I've known I didn't want to blame God or question Him if something bad happens. (I mean bad in my eyes). I need to remember whatever is not good and perfect does not come from God.

God is pure light....(and in Him is no darkness at all)

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January 15 - - God is Pure Light

James 1:17 "Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven's lights. Unlike them, God never changes or casts shifting shadows."

The first thing we see in this verse is that “whatever is good and perfect comes from God”. That means that whatever is not good and perfect does not come from God. If it does not come from God where does it come from? I think we all know the answer to this. So why do we keep blaming God for things that keep happening in our lives.

Romans 8:1 for there is there for now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. It also tells me in James 1:17 ----God, never changes or casts shifting shadows."

Think about it - God is a God of no shadows, Pure light Unchanging light. I like the thought of God having no shadows... Of course, this also means we can't hide from God in His shadow! He knows and sees everything we do.

Praise God for his unchanging, un-shadowed pure Light! The light that shows us the things of God and the way of eternal life.

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Jesus is the light of the world...

I saw a picture in a magazine that showed a lady standing in a HUGE tub, TRYING her utmost to scrape the sides and bottom of the tub. The tub was about three times her height.

I still have this picture because it reminded me of me. I had been trying soooooooooooo hard to be what I thought I should be. I thought if any two words would be fitting for my tombstone, they would be "she tried".

All my trying didn't help. I needed to trust. I NEEDED to trust the Lord God to help me.

We had surprise visitors this afternoon. Our grandson Elliott, his wife Bella and their baby Elijah drove down here from Oregon to visit several relatives that live in Arizona or California. That was such a nice surprise!!!! I sure do love that baby!

Thank you so much again Herb...(brother).


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January 14 - - Jesus is the light of the world

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

If I were to try to remove all the darkness from a room I would not use a bucket, scooping up the darkness and throwing it out a window. That is not how you would remove darkness from a room. The same thing holds true for sin in our lives. No matter how hard I try I cannot rid sin from my life.

How do you remove darkness from a room? Yes - - you turn on the light. The same is true with our lives. If you want to remove sin from our lives you turn Jesus on “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

In the same way light has power over darkness Jesus has power over the darkness of sin.

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Disagree and still be friends..

This verse (Eph 4:29) explains what not to do and then tells what we need to do instead. And then it explains why..."that it may benefit those who listen".

Herb, this speaks loud and clear to me! Thanks!! I need to do more praying.







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January 13 - - Disagree and still be friends

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Can two people disagree and still be friends? I believe the answer is yes. If this were not true then I believe we would have no friends at all because I am sure that each of us disagrees on something.

Sometimes this is the reason a person tries to tear a person down. If two disagree it most likely one of them are wrong. I have been wrong many times. I have changed my thinking on things many times. Why not instead of becoming upset and trashing someone simply because you disagree with them why not pray for them.

Prayer has the power to do two things. It has the power to change the person were praying for and it also has the power to change the person that is praying.

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Hello!!

God is my strength. That's comforting to read. Even when I don't feel strong, God is my strength. I'm thankful you wrote this! We took a longer drive coming back to Mesa than we did going there. My husband was concerned about ice or snow in the mountains so coming back we took 101 which goes along the coast of Oregon and California. Neither off us had seen the Redwoods in California before so that was wonderful. Those trees are HUGE!! There are miles and miles of them.

I once read a wonderful book called "Hind's Feet on (or in) High Places", by Hannah Hurnard. I have suggested this book to many. I'd like to read it again one day.
I think the young lady's name was 'much afraid' but she learned to call for Jesus and then she could say what Habakkuk said....the Lord God is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds feet and makes me walk on my high places.

Of course the story, like our lives is more involved than this but it truly is a good and helpful story. One thing I remembered just now is she had relatives that were awful to her.

Thanks again Herb! I hope you and Ann are healed.


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January 12 - - God is my strength

Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places.

Every once in a while you will see something in the scriptures that you have read many time but never really seen what it was saying. This is one of those scriptures.

The hind foot is what keeps the animal stable as it walks in high difficult places. It tells me that God is my strength and gives me the ability to walk in difficult places. I don’t know about you but I have walked in many difficult places and had it not been for God I don’t think I could have made it.

Thank God for “He has made my feet like hinds’ feet”

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January 11 - - A word of encouragement

Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Why is it we are always talking down everything around us? We are always looking on the bad side of a person instead of finding the good in them?

The Word of God says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth”. We are to be a help and not a hindrance. We are to speak words that will encourage. We are to build up a person and not try to tear them down.

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January 10- - Two questions Jesus asked

Matthew 16:13 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, [i]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

We see Jesus asking two questions here. The first being “who do other people say that I am”? If we were to ask this question today we would receive all kinds of answers. Some would say that Jesus is simply a character in a novel written a long time ago. Other would say that He was a great teacher. Still some would say that he is Christ the Son of the Living God.

The next question was “who do you say that I am”? This makes it personal. What kind of relationship do I have with Jesus? Do I only know about Jesus or do I know Jesus as my personal savior.

I think we could go just one more question and that would be “who does Jesus say that I am”. Again I think this depends on my relationship with Jesus. If I have a personal relationship with Jesus then Jesus would answer “YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD.

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January 9 - - Put your trust in God

Psalm 20:7 7Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

If I were to paraphrase this verse I would have it to read like this. Some trust in their job and some trust in their money but I will remember and trust in the Lord my God.

When we put our trust in God it means that when the job is gone and when the money is gone we will still be provided for. Our provision does not come from our job or our money it comes from God. It’s great to know that we can put our total trust in the Lord our God and that He will take care of us.

Simply let go and let God.

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January 8 - - With God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Wow - - you could build your life on this one verse. What is impossible for man is possible for God. The bible tells us this same truth over and over.

Genesis 18:14 - Is anything too hard for the LORD?
Job 42:1-2 - Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do everything....
Jeremiah 32:17 - Ah Lord God! ... There is nothing too hard for thee.
Jeremiah 32:27 - Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for the Lord?;
Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27 - With God all things are possible.
Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible
Luke 18:27 - The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

I heard it once said “the impossible is what God does best”.

So my question would be how many times do we have to be told something before we start believing it?

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Don and I are leaving this morning to go back to Arizona.

I am sorry I haven't taken the time to reply to your messages while we've been here. I've read them but not contemplated over them as I usually do.

It seems like we just got here and we're leaving already.

Thanks so much Herb for being faithful to leave these messages.

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January 7 - - Mustard seed faith

Matthew 17:20 Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible”

How much faith does it require to bring about a miracle? Jesus said it take faith only the size of a mustard seed. You just have to direct your faith in the right direction. Not on the miracle but on the giver of the miracle. You can focus your faith on that mountain all day and nothing will happen. You must have faith that God is a God of miracles and that with God nothing is impossible. That is when we see the mountain move.

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January 6 - - - Just as you are

Romans 5:8 (NIV) - God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

We pick and choose those that we like and those that we dislike. Most often the ones we like are those that live up to a standard that we have set for them. This is most often based on their behavior. But this is not true with God for it tells us here in this scripture that “while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

Christ did not wait till we came up to His standards. Christ died for us just the way we were but He did not intend for us to remain that way. He wants us to grow into the likeness of Him.

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January 5 How many times should I forgive?

Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

Now I don’t think that this is an unreasonable question? How many times should I forgiving a person when they keep doing the same thing over and over again.

Peter said, should I forgive them seven times. That was the number required under Jewish law. But Jesus said no not seven times but seven times seventy times. Now if my arithmetic is right that would be 490 times. Now does that mean that when I have forgiven 490 times then I no longer need to forgive? I don’t think so. What I think Jesus is saying is this that if we are counting the number of times we have forgiven then most likely we have never forgiven at all.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

It tells us in the above verse “keeps no record of being wronged”.

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January 4 Love is

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Love is very one sided. Love does not depend on the other person. It does not say that love is not rude as long as the other person is not rude. It does not say Love does not demand its own way as long as the other person does not demand their own way.

Love is all these thing even if the other person is not.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that strained or broken relationships, among families and friends as well as acquaintances, will be restored.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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1/4/15 12:25 A

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Soar like an eagle...

This is the favorite verse or one of the favorite verses of the daughter we're visiting.
I'm very thankful for the word of God..

Our great grandson will be here again soon.

Herb, thanks so much!!! May God bless you and Anna.

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January 3 - - - Soar like an eagle

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Those who hope or trust in the Lord shell renew their strength. Renew means to be made new again. When I see the word renew I think of these car shows were they take these old car and renew them or restore them. They take the worn pieces off and clean all the rust off and replace them with new or newly repainted parts until the car look just like it did when it came off the assembly line. Brand new.

The Word of God tells us that when we become a Christian we become renewed. Everything that does not look like Jesus is taken off and replaced with everything that looks like Jesus. The bible says we are “being made into the very image of Jesus” a new creation in the Lord Jesus Christ. The 3rd chapter of John says we are born again.

That in itself is enough to make a person “soar on wings like eagles; run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint”.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that marriages and family relationships throughout the congregation will be strengthened.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 2 -- Listen carefully to my words.

Proverbs 4:20-22 - New Living Translation
20 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. 21 Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, 22 for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

This proverb is referring to the Word of God. It tells us to do four things. It says for us to pay attention to God’s Word. Then it tells us to listen carefully to it. It goes on to say don’t lose sight of it. Then it tells us to let it penetrate deep into our heart.

Now this verse also comes with a promise. If we do this then the Word of God will bring life and healing to the whole body.

There is power in God’s Word.

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Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. 2 Chronicles 714 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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January 1 - - My New Year Resolution

Colossians 3:17 (NRSV) - Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

New Year is about New Year’s resolutions and New Year resolutions are about what I want to accomplish and achieve in the upcoming year. But as I think about what my resolutions might be, somehow I want it to be more this year than something that I simply write on a piece of paper.

This year I want my resolutions to focus not on me and what will make me happy but on Christ and the place I give him in my life.

This Year I want the world to see Jesus in me. I want the light of Jesus to shine in me and through me. John the Baptist says it best in John 3:30 when he said, “He (Jesus) must become greater; I must become less”.

So my New Year resolution is that Jesus become greater in my life in this coming year and I become less.

Prayer for the New Year
Dear heavenly Father, show us how to set our heart, eyes, and mind on Jesus and let the light and love of Jesus shine through us in this coming year.

Anna and I wish each of you a very Happy New Year and may your year be full of happiness and God’s blessings.


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I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 31- - A Do Over

Hebrews 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

The New Year is also a time of looking ahead, a time for a new beginning.

I love the freshness of a new beginning. This is what we find in Christ Jesus, a fresh new beginning. When we become a Christian we receive this new beginning. Everything that we were has been forgiven and we are made into a new person.

When I was a kid we called it a do over. When we played a game and didn't do well we would ask if we could have a do over. That's what God gives us when we become a Christian, God give to us a do over. But it gets even better than this. God does the do over for us and he does it through the cross and by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

- - - - -Happy New Year.

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that members of the congregation will convey a strong witness of the gospel to their community, through integrity, love, and godliness.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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We're at our daughter's now and I have held Elijah. He is a precious adorable baby!!!!

I'm going to put this message on Facebook now.

I love this message and I need and want to pay attention to it!!

Thanks so much brother Herb!!



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December 30 - - A time of keeping and a time a throwing away

Hebrews 12:1 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

New Year is a time of throwing away. There is an old tradition in Italy when at midnight on December 31st they throw everything out the window that they need to be rid of from last year. They throw out the old calendar, old dishes and broken furniture. I think maybe this is what we need to do. No I don’t mean throw things out the window I mean to look at the past year and throw out those things that are not pleasing to God.

New Year is also a time of keeping. There are many things from last year that we need to keep. There are many things that we did last year that were good and worthy of keeping. We have helped others and we have made new friends, good friends, we also may have some very good memories from last year. These are thing we may want to keep.

So my question would be, what are you going to throw out the window and what are going to keep?

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that the men in our church will have a powerful impact on its ministries, and that they will provide godly leadership in their homes, the church, and throughout the community.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 29 - - A New Year with A New Beginning

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

As we approach the New Year it is just natural for us to evaluate the past year. Looking at what we succeeded in and what we failed in but in this scripture we are told to put aside those things. “- - -old things have passed away”.

If you are in Christ you are now a New Creation. The past has “passed away” and we now have a new beginning. Not just a new beginning one time but a new beginning as many times as we need a new beginning. God is a God of forgiveness a God of new beginnings.

The New Year gives us a feeling of having a new start and a new beginning. Jesus does not give us a feeling of a new beginning Jesus gives us a new beginning.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation”. The third chapter of John calls it “being born again”.

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that our church family will be united in our worship of God, fellowship with one another, and ministry to the community. Ask God to help believers confront and remove issues and problems that threaten this unity.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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December 28 - - A great New Year Resolution

James 1:22-25 -But Be Doers of the Word, and Not Just Hearers Only Deceiving Yourself

We are all pretty good at lessening when we are being told what we should do. We are also pretty good at telling others what they should do but when it comes to doing it ourselves it is often another story. James tells us that we are to be doers of the word and not hearers only. It says that we are only deceiving ourselves.

What kind of a year do you think we would have if we become “doers of God’s Word”?

What A great New Year Resolution “to be doers of God’s Word”.

What do you think? - - - See you in Church

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that God will bless the children of the church, protecting them from harm and helping them to grow strong in the Lord as they prepare for a lifetime of serving Christ.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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Good morning! Don and I are leaving this morning to go to Oregon to visit our daughter, son in law and many grandkids and great grandchildren. I will (Lord willing) soon be holding Elijah who was born the 18th of December.

Since we're driving, I don't know when I'll be able to read your messages or reply. I did post this one on Facebook.

God's word is fantastic! He always keeps his word. Thank you Herb!!

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December 27 - - God said “I have for you”

As we approach the New Year our thoughts turn to what lye’s ahead in this coming year.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Wow look at all the jewels found is this scripture, plans for us to prosper, plans not to harm us, plans to give us hope, plans to give us a future and I thought Christmas was over. God keeps on giving and giving and giving. Wow what a great and glorious God we have.

I believe God does have a plan for our lives. It says prosperity, hope and a future. How do we measure prosperity? Do we measure it by the amount of money we have or how successful we are or do we measure it by the peace, happiness and contentment we have in our lives.

The King James Version of this scripture says
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Don’t you just Love the Word of God?

What do you think?

Pray for our Churches. If revival is going to come it will come through the believer. Pray that the youth in our church will stand strong for Christ in their schools and with their friends. Ask God to help each young person to follow His plan for their lives, both now and in the years to come.


My name is Herbert but they call me Herb
I live in Louisville Kentucky the home of KFC. I think this may be why I am on SP now. LOL



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