Friday, November 30, 2012

Candid Conversations (prequal)

Several months ago I was given a challenge. Well, no really a challenge. Let me rephrase that. I was asked to seize upon the opportunity to talk to any older person and get their impressions on life and the advancements within the past 30+ years or more. Thinking about this caused a(n) bit of excitement because I do not often (ever) spend a fair amount of time with people of the 'older persuasion'. Truth be told, I am looking forward to these candid talks with the upper class. (I use that term upper class to show a respect for them and their age.) If I am able I would like to record the talks and find a way to post them onto my blog. If I am unable to do so then, maybe, podcasts are in my future. Interesting!!!!!! Well, in any case I hope you like it. I am also currently working on a ten part series of posts called unofficially "Ten". This is a long time in the writing and I will debut it in January starting in reverse order from ten. Whew!! One last item and I'm done. I am currently working on a post called 'The People's Champion', that was supposed to be a Christmas post from 2011 however that changed when I lost the video, accidental deletion. That will be posted soon. Happy holidays and God bless from Marshylnerd.

Monday, November 26, 2012


 These past few weeks have been very tense and emotional for a lot of people.  Just to clarify, I am not talking about planning meals (for those staying home) or making travel plans (those who are going elsewhere) for Thanksgiving.  I am talking about the goings on in the Middle East.  Israel and  Hamas have been exchanging missiles and threats for some time and Israel was on the very edge of the envelope with the notion of sending in ground troops.  It makes me wonder, but not too much, how close are we to the return of Jesus Christ to rapture the church?  Hmm!!!  
This past week the church I attend served food and drinks (hot and cold) to travelers at a rest area on the interstate.  Fantastic times and always a great way to serve the Lord and the people who come into the tent. Being here and 'going forth' for God, makes me appreciate my salvation all the more and gives me a greater incentive to reach out to those who are lost and in need of Jesus themselves.  During a respite from the news concerning the Middle East and life and the rest area, I had someone take a picture of me standing on a rock (Psalms 61:2) and immediately a song and a prayer came to mind.  The song is from Chris Rice, one of my favorite christian singers and it is called "Smile".  The prayer--Maranatha Lord Jesus.  The photo below, shows me looking up to sun, thinking of the Son and finding peace amidst a world in turmoil.           
Another thought comes to mind as I finish this post.  The apostles in the books of Acts (1:9-10), gazing up into the heavens as Jesus is being taken up on the glory cloud of the Father.  One day I hope to see Jesus on the glory cloud of the Father calling me home.  That is my blessed hope and it is that hope that causes me to 'Smile'.  Enjoy   

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Thursday, November 22, 2012


Psalms 103:2 says, "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits."
Today is Thanksgiving day and I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and happy day. Don't eat to much food. I know it was useless putting that in.
Going back to the aforementioned verse from the psalmist, I/we have forgotten the 'benefits' of knowing God. The writer goes on to list some of them. Forgiveness, healing, redeemed, and given a crown. He too, gives me a testimony to sing His praises for the new life I have been given.

On this day I would like to thank God for His unfailing love. It is that love that sent Jesus to the cross (For God so loved that He gave His only Son). It is that same love that draws me and keeps me (you are loved with an everlasting love and with this love I have drawn you to me). God's love extends to the far corners of world and beyond. Just recently I have read about the history of thanksgiving and have a better understanding of its meaning.
There are times when I forget all that I have and am, because of God. Ephesians 1 list some other benefits I have obtained through my relationship with God. Citizenship in heaven, adoption, fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Whew!! Who needs turkey? My thankfulness goes far beyond the superficial trappings of a day that has lost its meaning to most.
So, as I make my way to I-84 and the rest area, take time out of your day and truly give thanks to THE ONE who made all this possible--GOD.
Gobble gobble.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Faint Not

Right now I am fighting being awake. 0321 in the morning and I cannot fall asleep. Other than looking at the inside of my blankets and stuffing my face (serious downside to being awake at such an hour), I am prompted to pray for several people within my church congregation and others.

It seems in these days as I/we can almost SENSE the return of our Messiah Jesus Christ, praying becomes all the more important. Life in its own way becomes less routine and more chaotic. Thinking back to recent events, Sandy, and things to come (election day) mankind still has not seen the warning signs. I will forgo the usual "whys and how come" simply because I would be beating a dead horse.

So. To take my mind off of the things I cannot control, I put my efforts into things I can control--praying and reading from the bible. This morning, slight chuckle, I am led to Psalm 27 and the promises of said scripture.
Hurricane Sandy and the presidential elections causes me to reflect on verse 1 and what it says. "The LORD is my life and my salvation; of whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of who shall I be afraid?"
The answer to both questions is nothing. God will put in the White House whomever HE sees fit to bring about His will. Sandy on the other hand is God's way of saying "Listen to Me."

Having confirmed my faith in the Most High God, I go to verse 14 which says "Wait on the LORD and be of good courage: and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait ,I say, on the LORD."
My waiting is not in the 'here and now' of day to day living, however my waiting is in the promise of His calling me home someday. That calling could come via the Rapture or in my death. I am not immune or numb to what is going on in the world around me. God forbid. I am made more alive by these 'instances' within the very fabric of our existence. Having a biblical worldview has caused me to both fear God and love Him. I am no longer bound by the limitations of 'human thinking', but I now see (both spiritually and physically) ALL THINGS from a greater, much greater perspective-- God's.