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Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Another church week, another lesson I want to share with you…

This is a story of God’s promise to man through Noah… IT READS…

Genesis 9:8-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.[a11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

DEMAND THAT HELP…

May I share another lesson??? IT READS…

1 Peter 3:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 For Christ also suffered[a] for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you[b] to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for[c] a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

WHY DIDN’T I SEE YOU IN CHURCH???

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

2/13/2018 –  I AM SO EXCITED FOR TOMORROW…

i am going to two Ash Wednesday Church services… SHOULD BE AWESOME!!! 

i ENTITLE THIS PICTUREThe Mystery of Faith

DEMAND THAT HELP…

2/14/2018 –

MY CHURCH HAD AN AWESOME SERVICE.

On Ash Wednesday, I went to Karn’s, ate a salad and played with my phone before the church service… Some dude took notice of me and watched me get out of my seat and walk to my car. I PARKED THAT DAMN CAR AT THE END OF THE PARKING LOT. I WENT IN MY CAR AND DECIDED TO PRACTICE MY TOASTMASTER SPEECH ON “FEAR”, TO OCCUPY MY TIME BEFORE THAT LENTEN SERVICE. I then, saw that dude walk up to my car…

(rolling down window)

me: hi

dude: are you alright???

me: yeah, are you???

dude: I saw you get up from your chair and walk to your car. I can drive you to wherever you need to go. We can go together.

me: you know, I’m cool… I am just waiting for my church service to begin… THANK YOU!!!

HERE IS WHAT I HEARD AT THE SERVICE.

2/15/2018 –

DEMAND THAT HELP…

A PSALM, A PSALM, A PSALM…

Psalm 25

Prayer for Guidance and for Deliverance

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
    do not let me be put to shame;
    do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
    let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all day long.

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who are they that fear the Lord?
    He will teach them the way that they should choose.

13 They will abide in prosperity,
    and their children shall possess the land.
14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart,
    and bring me[a] out of my distress.
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 O guard my life, and deliver me;
    do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.

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2/16/2018 –

READ SOMETHING COOL THIS MORNING AFTER MY WORKOUT…

may i share???

2/17/2018

YEA… THE HOLY GOSPEL WRITTEN IN MARK.

Thank you 2.17.2018

Mark 1:9-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Baptism of Jesus

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved;[a]with you I am well pleased.”

The Temptation of Jesus

12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[b] of God,[c] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[d] repent, and believe in the good news.”[e]

FAITH ALONE, SCRIPTURE ALONE, GRACE ALONE…

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Thank you 2.17.2018

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

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Week of First Sunday in Lent… 2/18/2018 *push/click*

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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We are half-way through this church week…

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM THAT IS EXTREMELY AWESOME… BUT FIRST, LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LENT…

2/14/2018

MY CHURCH HAD AN AWESOME SERVICE.

On Ash Wednesday, I went to Karn’s, ate a salad and played with my phone before the church service… Some dude took notice of me and watched me get out of my seat and walk to my car. I PARKED THAT DAMN CAR AT THE END OF THE PARKING LOT. I WENT IN MY CAR AND DECIDED TO PRACTICE MY TOASTMASTER SPEECH ON “FEAR”, TO OCCUPY MY TIME BEFORE THAT LENTEN SERVICE. I then, saw that dude walk up to my car…

(rolling down window)

me: hi

dude: are you alright???

me: yeah, are you???

dude: I saw you get up from your chair and walk to your car. I can drive you to wherever you need to go. We can go together.

me: you know, I’m cool… I am just waiting for my church service to begin… THANK YOU!!!

Thank you 2.14.2018

HERE IS WHAT I HEARD AT THE SERVICE.

2/15/2018

DEMAND THAT HELP…

A PSALM, A PSALM, A PSALM…

Psalm 25

Prayer for Guidance and for Deliverance

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
    do not let me be put to shame;
    do not let my enemies exult over me.
Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame;
    let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all day long.

Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who are they that fear the Lord?
    He will teach them the way that they should choose.

13 They will abide in prosperity,
    and their children shall possess the land.
14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart,
    and bring me[a] out of my distress.
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
    and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
    and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 O guard my life, and deliver me;
    do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
    for I wait for you.

Thank you 2.15.2018

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2/16/2018

READ SOMETHING COOL THIS MORNING AFTER MY WORKOUT…

may i share???

Thank you 2.16.2018

Thank you 2.16.2018a

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Week of First Sunday in Lent… 2/18/2018 *push/click*

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Lord God, our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word and, when we fall, raise us again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Chocolate cake

DEMAND THAT HELP…

Another church week, another lesson I want to share with you…

This is a story of God’s promise to man through Noah… IT READS…

Genesis 9:8-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.[a11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13 I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 9.8-17

DEMAND THAT HELP…

May I share another lesson??? IT READS…

1 Peter 3:18-22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 For Christ also suffered[a] for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you[b] to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20 who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21 And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for[c] a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

1 Peter 3.18-22

WHY DIDN’T I SEE YOU IN CHURCH???

Group of Diverse Flag Painted Hands Raised

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK!!!

2/13/2018 –  I AM SO EXCITED FOR TOMORROW…

i am going to two Ash Wednesday Church services… SHOULD BE AWESOME!!! Thank you 2.13.2018

i ENTITLE THIS PICTURE “The Mystery of Faith”

DEMAND THAT HELP…

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Sunday Remembering the Transfiguration of Our Lord… 2/11/2018 *push/click*

GOING WITH THE HEART…

Almighty God, on the mountain you showed your glory in the transfiguration of your Son.  Give us the vision to see beyond the turmoil of our world and to behold the king in all his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

GOING WITH THE HEART…

chocolate heart

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

I would just like to go with my heart…

I acknowledge, that I do not know everything; however, one thing I do know are the lessons I am going to read the congregation at my church for this Sunday.  You are welcome to hear me in person at 10:30 at 212 Cocoa Ave. Hershey, PA 17033… i’D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE…Otherwise, here they are typed out…

2 Kings 2:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Elijah Ascends to Heaven

Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets[a] who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”

Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets[b]who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”

Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets[c] also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.

When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10 He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

INTIMIDATING… my next speech is going to be on FEAR…

ANYWAY

The second lesson is written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible… IT READS…

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

GOING WITH THE HEART…

chocolate heart

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

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2/5/2018 –

AWESOME!!! (this morning, I was pleasantly surprised)

LAST NIGHT THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WON SUPERBOWL 52…

i heard they are men of great faith…

i looked them up on the internet… THIS IS WHAT I FOUND…

(PLEASE VIEW AT 2:09)

2/6/2018 –

TODAY WAS AN AWESOME DAY… may i share part of it???

After reading and running, i went to the gym (THIS MORNING)…

I WAS BEING MYSELF and I heard someone ask me where I get my energy from…

THE PERSON THAT ASKED ME THAT WORE A YAMAKA ON HIS HEAD…

I responded… THE LORD…

I PRECEDED TO TELL HIM WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…

LET’s GO2 THAT FAITH IN ACTION COMMITTEE…

#restoration

2/7/2018 –

I would like to share with you some Scripture that I was reading this morning before I got my day started.

Wanna HEAR???

Wanna SEE???

THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Thank you 2.7.2018

2/8/2018 –

GAVE A SPEECH LAST NIGHT at my Toastmasters Club where I am the Vice President of Public Relations… 

“1 more and I earn my CC award”

*Please Like our Facebook page*

https://www.facebook.com/Conestoga-Toastmasters-227423617297997/

May I share with you a READING that really got me fired up to give my speech???

 

Psalm 50 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 50

The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.

Our God comes and does not keep silence,
before him is a devouring fire,
and a mighty tempest all around him.
He calls to the heavens above
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
“Gather to me my faithful ones,
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
The heavens declare his righteousness,
for God himself is judge.Selah

“Hear, O my people, and I will speak,
O Israel, I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you;
your burnt offerings are continually before me.
I will not accept a bull from your house,
or goats from your folds.
10 For every wild animal of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the air,[a]
and all that moves in the field is mine.

12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and all that is in it is mine.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls,
or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[b]
and pay your vows to the Most High.
15 Call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to recite my statutes,
or take my covenant on your lips?
17 For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.
18 You make friends with a thief when you see one,
and you keep company with adulterers.

19 “You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your kin;
you slander your own mother’s child.
21 These things you have done and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one just like yourself.
But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.

22 “Mark this, then, you who forget God,
or I will tear you apart, and there will be no one to deliver.
23 Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me;
to those who go the right way[c]
I will show the salvation of God.”

THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Hopefully, I will see you Sunday… just a reminder, I am reading at my church at 10:30 @ 212 Cocoa Ave. Hershey, PA 17033.

2/9/2018 –

TODAY HAS BEEN COOL… IT STARTED BY ME WORKING ON MY BALANCE…

i then, went to Karn’s cafe… wrote and read this…

i then went to the Historical Society and my part-time job at Chocolate World…

THEY ARE GOING ICE SKATING TONIGHT…

https://www.facebook.com/events/339252726561199/

i am going to be delivering food in Lancaster…

THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

12/10/2018

MAY I SHARE A QUICK STORY WITH YOU???

Last night, from 6:45 to 9 pm I was in a team that handed out 200 boxes of food in the South West Corridor of Lancaster City…

Lancaster free food

MY FAVORITE CONVERSATION CAME FROM A GENTLEMAN I NEVER SAW…

Me: KNOCK. KNOCK.

Dude: WHO IS IT?
Me: Kevin…
Dude: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
Me: We are delivering free food…
Dude: GET OFF MY PORCH!

THAT WAS AWESOME… you know what else is AWESOME?

Thank you 2.10.2018

The Holy Gospel, I want to share with you this week… IT READS…

Mark 9:2-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Transfiguration

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one[a]on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings,[b] one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved;[c] listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

The Coming of Elijah

As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

REMEMBER MY FIRST ENTRY OF THIS POST???

YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT ELISHA AND ELISHA WHEN I GET TO MY CHURCH…

HTUTH

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

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Week Remembering the Transfiguration of Our Lord… 2/11/2018 *push/click*

GOING WITH THE HEART…

Almighty God, on the mountain you showed your glory in the transfiguration of your Son.  Give us the vision to see beyond the turmoil of our world and to behold the king in all his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

thanks-be-to-god

I REALLY HOPE YOUR WEEK IS GOING AWESOME!  We are in the middle of the church week and I want to encourage you on your walk with Christ.  Below are some personal testimonies and scriptures to spark your curiosity.

GOING WITH THE HEART…

2/7/2018

I would like to share with you some Scripture that I was reading this morning before I got my day started.

Wanna HEAR???

Wanna SEE???

Thank you 2.7.2018a

2/8/2018

GAVE A SPEECH LAST NIGHT at my Toastmasters Club where I am the Vice President of Public Relations… 

1 more and I earn my CC award

*Please Like our Facebook page*

https://www.facebook.com/Conestoga-Toastmasters-227423617297997/

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May I share with you a READING that really got me fired up to give my speech???

 

Psalm 50 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Psalm 50

The mighty one, God the Lord,
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
God shines forth.

Our God comes and does not keep silence,
before him is a devouring fire,
and a mighty tempest all around him.
He calls to the heavens above
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
“Gather to me my faithful ones,
who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
The heavens declare his righteousness,
for God himself is judge.Selah

“Hear, O my people, and I will speak,
O Israel, I will testify against you.
I am God, your God.
Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you;
your burnt offerings are continually before me.
I will not accept a bull from your house,
or goats from your folds.
10 For every wild animal of the forest is mine,
the cattle on a thousand hills.
11 I know all the birds of the air,[a]
and all that moves in the field is mine.

12 “If I were hungry, I would not tell you,
for the world and all that is in it is mine.
13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls,
or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,[b]
and pay your vows to the Most High.
15 Call on me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to recite my statutes,
or take my covenant on your lips?
17 For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.
18 You make friends with a thief when you see one,
and you keep company with adulterers.

19 “You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your kin;
you slander your own mother’s child.
21 These things you have done and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one just like yourself.
But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you.

22 “Mark this, then, you who forget God,
or I will tear you apart, and there will be no one to deliver.
23 Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me;
to those who go the right way[c]
I will show the salvation of God.”

THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Thank you 2.8.2018

Hopefully, I will see you Sunday… just a reminder, I am reading at my church at 10:30 @ 212 Cocoa Ave. Hershey, PA 17033.

2/9/2018

TODAY HAS BEEN COOL… IT STARTED BY ME WORKING ON MY BALANCE…

Thank you 2.9.2018

i then, went to Karn’s cafe… wrote and read this…

Thank you 2.9.2018a

i then went to the Historical Society and my part-time job at Chocolate World…

THEY ARE GOING ICE SKATING TONIGHT…

https://www.facebook.com/events/339252726561199/

i am going to be delivering food in Lancaster…

THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

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Week Remembering the Transfiguration of Our Lord… 2/11/2018 *push/click*

GOING WITH THE HEART…

Almighty God, on the mountain you showed your glory in the transfiguration of your Son.  Give us the vision to see beyond the turmoil of our world and to behold the king in all his glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

GOING WITH THE HEART…

chocolate heart

Today, I would just like to go with my heart…

I acknowledge, that I do not know everything; however, one thing I do know are the lessons I am going to read the congregation at my church for this Sunday.  You are welcome to hear me in person at 10:30 at 212 Cocoa Ave. Hershey, PA 17033… i’D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE…Otherwise, here they are typed out…

HTUTH

2 Kings 2:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Elijah Ascends to Heaven

Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets[a] who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent.”

Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets[b]who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?” And he answered, “Yes, I know; be silent.”

Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company of prophets[c] also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.

When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit.” 10 He responded, “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not.” 11 As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

INTIMIDATING… my next speech is going to be on FEAR…

FAITHorFEAR

ANYWAY

The second lesson is written in the New Testament of our Holy Bible… IT READS…

2 Corinthians 4:3-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

GOING WITH THE HEART…

chocolate heart

Talk 2ya later in the week!

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2/5/2018

AWESOME!!! (this morning, I was pleasantly surprised)

LAST NIGHT THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WON SUPERBOWL 52…

i heard they are men of great faith…

i looked them up on the internet… THIS IS WHAT I FOUND…

(PLEASE VIEW AT 2:09)

Thank you 2.5.2018

2/6/2018

TODAY WAS AN AWESOME DAY… may i share part of it???

After reading and running, i went to the gym (THIS MORNING)…

I WAS BEING MYSELF and I heard someone ask me where I get my energy from…

THE PERSON THAT ASKED ME THAT WORE A YAMAKA ON HIS HEAD…

I responded… THE LORD…

I PRECEDED TO TELL HIM WHAT I READ THIS MORNING…

Thank you 2.6.2018

Thank you 2.6.2018a

LET’s GO2 THAT FAITH IN ACTION COMMITTEE…

#restoration

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Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany… 2/4/2018 *push/click*

no complaining here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Almighty God, you sent your only Son as the Word of life for our eyes to see and ears to hear.  Help us to believe with joy what the Scriptures proclaim, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

no complaining here… (make that lemonadeTHANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Happy people

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Another week, another scripture I am HAPPY to share with you…

Isaiah 40:21-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to live in;
23 who brings princes to naught,
and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.

24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows upon them, and they wither,
and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

25 To whom then will you compare me,
or who is my equal? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
Who created these?
He who brings out their host and numbers them,
calling them all by name;
because he is great in strength,
mighty in power,
not one is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

QUESTION: Why is Job 7:1-7 recommended for the first reading in our green hymnal???

no complaints here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

 

The Second Lesson comes from the Apostle Paul… IT READS…

SHHH. (make’n lemonade)

LEMON HI

1 Corinthians 9:16-23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. 18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in my proclamation I may make the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my rights in the gospel.

19 For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law) so that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.

GOTTA LOVE OUR BROTHER PAUL!!!

I UNDERSTAND… do you???

CROSS PULSE HEART

(You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you for this past week… PLEASE, READ TILL THE END)

1/30/2018 –

TODAY ROCKED…

I read some scripture this morning…

HOWEVER, I DISAGREE WITH OUR BROTHER PAUL… Paul writes…

I would want my wife to encourage me to live a Life full of grace and salvation given to me through Jesus Christ our Lord.

I promise to offer her the same encouragement…

IS THAT WRONG???

*I HAD AN AWESOME RUN THIS MORNING*


Happy people

1/31/2018 –

no complaining here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Hi… you know… IT IS WHAT IT IS…

WANNA HEAR WHAT I RECORDED???

 

2/1/2018 –

TODAY HAS BEEN COOL SO FAR…

(Had a good run and workout this morning)

i need to share this PSALM with you…

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord!
How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the downtrodden;
he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre.
He covers the heavens with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives to the animals their food,
and to the young ravens when they cry.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;[a]
11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.

*it’s OK to question the truth*

JUST KEEP GOING FORWARD

2/2/2018 –

i had a busy day… BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING??? i still READ this morning…

*It is OK to question the truth*

JUST KEEP GOING FORWARD…

2/3/2018

The Holy Gospel is what we discussed at our men’s breakfast this morning… I then went to the Historical Society… (created this AD for our LinkedIn Account)

Hershey Entertainment

Then, I went to the unveiling of the Chocolate Sculpture at Chocolate World (400 lb)…

MS Hershey Chocolate Sculpture

*MS Hershey was a good man… he helped a lot of people*

NOW, i need to share with you what we read this morning… 

Coincidentally, it is what a lot of churches will be teaching about this Sunday…

Mark 1:29-39 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Heals Many at Simon’s House

29 As soon as they[a] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31 He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered around the door. 34 And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

A Preaching Tour in Galilee

35 In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and his companions hunted for him. 37 When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” 38 He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” 39 And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Thank you 2.3.2018

*DO YOU WALK THE DOG??? or DOES THE DOG WALK YOU???*

Public Relations 101

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

 

 

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no complaining here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Almighty God, you sent your only Son as the Word of life for our eyes to see and ears to hear.  Help us to believe with joy what the Scriptures proclaim, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Public Relations 101

You will find personal stories and scriptures that I want to share with you below…

1/31/2018

no complaining here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Hi… you know… IT IS WHAT IT IS…

Thank you 1.31.2018

WANNA HEAR WHAT I RECORDED???

 

2/1/2018

TODAY HAS BEEN COOL SO FAR…

(Had a good run and workout this morning)

Thank you 2.1.2018

i need to share this PSALM with you…

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord!
How good it is to sing praises to our God;
for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted,
and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the downtrodden;
he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre.
He covers the heavens with clouds,
prepares rain for the earth,
makes grass grow on the hills.
He gives to the animals their food,
and to the young ravens when they cry.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;[a]
11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.

*it’s OK to question the truth*

JUST KEEP GOING FORWARD

Public Relations 101

2/2/2018

i had a busy day… BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING??? i still READ this morning…

Thank you 2.2.2018

Thank you 2.2.2018a

Thank you 2.2.2018b

It is OK to question the truth…

JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD…

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Week of Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany… 2/4/2018 *push/click*

no complaining here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Almighty God, you sent your only Son as the Word of life for our eyes to see and ears to hear.  Help us to believe with joy what the Scriptures proclaim, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

no complaining here… (make that lemonade) THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Happy people

Another week, another scripture I am HAPPY to share with you…

Isaiah 40:21-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to live in;
23 who brings princes to naught,
and makes the rulers of the earth as nothing.

24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown,
scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth,
when he blows upon them, and they wither,
and the tempest carries them off like stubble.

25 To whom then will you compare me,
or who is my equal? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high and see:
Who created these?
He who brings out their host and numbers them,
calling them all by name;
because he is great in strength,
mighty in power,
not one is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and speak, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my right is disregarded by my God”?
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.

QUESTION: Why is Job 7:1-7 recommended for the first reading in our green hymnal???

no complaints here… THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

Thank you 1.29.2018

 

The Second Lesson comes from the Apostle Paul… IT READS…

SHHH. (make’n lemonade)

LEMON HI

1 Corinthians 9:16-23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. 18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in my proclamation I may make the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my rights in the gospel.

19 For though I am free with respect to all, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law) so that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings.

GOTTA LOVE OUR BROTHER PAUL!!!

I UNDERSTAND… do you???

CROSS PULSE HEART

TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…

1/30/2018

TODAY ROCKED…

I read some scripture this morning…

HOWEVER, I DISAGREE WITH OUR BROTHER PAUL… Paul writes…

Thank you 1.30.2018A

I would want my wife to encourage me to live a Life full of grace and salvation given to me through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Thank you 1.30.2018

I promise to offer her the same encouragement…

IS THAT WRONG???

*I HAD AN AWESOME RUN THIS MORNING*

Happy people

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Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/28/2018 *push/click*

FAITH IN ACTION…

O God, you know that we cannot withstand the dangers which surround us.  Strengthen us in body and spirit so that, with your help, we may be able to overcome the weakness that our sin has brought upon us; through Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord.

Faith in action

Cool… That’s all I can really say about my church… Cool…

THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE IN MY CHURCH… I WILL BE SORRY TO, NOT BE ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM THIS WEEK at service…

you see, I am promoting the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society at this year’s Chocolatefest held on the 28th of January.

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

I SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL… I AM ABOUT TO GET REALLY BUSY #bringit

*I AM STILL GOING TO TRY TO FIND TIME TO SHARE WITH YOU THE WORD OF THE LORD…

Speaking of, the first Lesson I want to share with you comes from the Old Testament of our Holy Bible

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A New Prophet Like Moses

15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet[a] like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet.[b16 This is what you requested of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: “If I hear the voice of the Lord my God any more, or ever again see this great fire, I will die.” 17 Then the Lord replied to me: “They are right in what they have said. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet[c] like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet,[d] who shall speak to them everything that I command. 19 Anyone who does not heed the words that the prophet[e] shall speak in my name, I myself will hold accountable. 20 But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak—that prophet shall die.”

We don’t want to die!

You know… I love reading the Word of our Lord…

WANT ANOTHER LESSON???

 

The Second reading comes from a writing our brother Paul in 1 Corinthians… IT READS…

1 Corinthians 8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; but anyone who loves God is known by him.

Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “no idol in the world really exists,” and that “there is no God but one.” Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as in fact there are many gods and many lords— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

It is not everyone, however, who has this knowledge. Since some have become so accustomed to idols until now, they still think of the food they eat as food offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. “Food will not bring us close to God.”[a] We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if others see you, who possess knowledge, eating in the temple of an idol, might they not, since their conscience is weak, be encouraged to the point of eating food sacrificed to idols? 11 So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed.[b12 But when you thus sin against members of your family,[c] and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling,[d] I will never eat meat, so that I may not cause one of them[e] to fall.

The Apostle Paul was so passionate… HIS FAITH WAS SO STRONG IN OUR LORD…

He was definitely filled with the Holy Spirit…

LET’s GO2 THAT Chocolatefest…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

1/23/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL…

QUESTION:  you know what would make it cooler???

*If you understood

1/24/2018 –

It is what it is… FAITH IN ACTION…

I READ THIS MORNING…

I went to the historical society…

I went to church…

(WANNA HEAR WHAT I RECORDED???)

I went to the Library to READ about PUBLIC RELATION CAMPAIGNs

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1/25/2018 –

I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM…

Psalm 111

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it[a] have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever.

1/26/2018 –

TODAY WAS COOL…

I worked on my balance this morning… IT WAS FRUSTRATING…

I KEPT REMINDING MYSELF OF PSALM 111 EACH TIME I FELL…

1/27/2018

TODAY HAS BEEN REAL… REAL LOW KEY…

Besides going grocery shopping with my mom, all I did was read about public relations…

I DID READ OUR HOLY BIBLE THIS MORNING ALSO…

CAN YOU GUESS WHAT VERSES I AM GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU???

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Thank you 1.27.2018

Mark 1:21-28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Man with an Unclean Spirit

21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.” 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He[a] commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.

This makes me want to shower…

coco

LET’s GO2 THAT CHOCOLATEFEST

 

 

 

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Week of Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/28/2018 *push/click*

FAITH IN ACTION…

O God, you know that we cannot withstand the dangers which surround us.  Strengthen us in body and spirit so that, with your help, we may be able to overcome the weakness that our sin has brought upon us; through Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord.

PSALM 111

Cool… That’s all I can really say about my church… Cool…

THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE IN MY CHURCH… I WILL BE SORRY TO NOT BE ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM THIS WEEK…

you see, I am promoting the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society at this year’s Chocolatefest held on the 28th of January.

ANYWAY

We are in the middle of the church week…

BELOW, YOU WILL FIND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES AND SCRIPTURES FOR THIS WEEK…

1/24/2018

It is what it is… FAITH IN ACTION

I READ THIS MORNING…

Thank you 1.24.2018

I went to the historical society…

Hershey Stadium

I went to church…

(WANNA HEAR WHAT I RECORDED???)

I went to the Library to READ about PUBLIC RELATION CAMPAIGNs

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1/25/2018

I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU A PSALM…

Psalm 111

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of honor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds;
the Lord is gracious and merciful.
He provides food for those who fear him;
he is ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works,
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever,
to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
He sent redemption to his people;
he has commanded his covenant forever.
Holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it[a] have a good understanding.
His praise endures forever.

PSALM 111

1/26/2018

TODAY WAS COOL…

I worked on my balance this morning… IT WAS FRUSTRATING…

Thank you 1.26.2018

I KEPT REMINDING MYSELF OF PSALM 111 EACH TIME I FELL…

Thank you 1.26.2018a

 

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Week of Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/28/2018 *push/click*

FAITH IN ACTION…

O God, you know that we cannot withstand the dangers which surround us.  Strengthen us in body and spirit so that, with your help, we may be able to overcome the weakness that our sin has brought upon us; through Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord.

Faith in action

 

Cool… That’s all I can really say about my church… Cool…

THERE ARE SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE IN MY CHURCH… I WILL BE SORRY TO, NOT BE ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH THEM THIS WEEK at service…

you see, I am promoting the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society at this year’s Chocolatefest held on the 28th of January.

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I SEE THE WRITING ON THE WALL… I AM ABOUT TO GET REALLY BUSY #bringit

*I AM STILL GOING TO TRY TO FIND TIME TO SHARE WITH YOU THE WORD OF THE LORD…

Speaking of, the first Lesson I want to share with you comes from the Old Testament of our Holy Bible

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A New Prophet Like Moses

15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet[a] like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet.[b16 This is what you requested of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: “If I hear the voice of the Lord my God any more, or ever again see this great fire, I will die.” 17 Then the Lord replied to me: “They are right in what they have said. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet[c] like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet,[d] who shall speak to them everything that I command. 19 Anyone who does not heed the words that the prophet[e] shall speak in my name, I myself will hold accountable. 20 But any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, or who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak—that prophet shall die.”

We don’t want to die!

You know… I love reading the Word of our Lord…

WANT ANOTHER LESSON???

1 Corinthians 8

 

The Second reading comes from a writing our brother Paul in 1 Corinthians… IT READS…

1 Corinthians 8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the necessary knowledge; but anyone who loves God is known by him.

Hence, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “no idol in the world really exists,” and that “there is no God but one.” Indeed, even though there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as in fact there are many gods and many lords— yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

It is not everyone, however, who has this knowledge. Since some have become so accustomed to idols until now, they still think of the food they eat as food offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. “Food will not bring us close to God.”[a] We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do. But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if others see you, who possess knowledge, eating in the temple of an idol, might they not, since their conscience is weak, be encouraged to the point of eating food sacrificed to idols? 11 So by your knowledge those weak believers for whom Christ died are destroyed.[b12 But when you thus sin against members of your family,[c] and wound their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if food is a cause of their falling,[d] I will never eat meat, so that I may not cause one of them[e] to fall.

The Apostle Paul was so passionate… HIS FAITH WAS SO STRONG IN OUR LORD…

He was definitely filled with the Holy Spirit…

Faith in action

LET’s GO2 THAT Chocolatefest…

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TALK 2ya LATER IN THE WEEK!

1/23/2018

TODAY WAS COOL…

QUESTION:  you know what would make it cooler???

*If you understood

Thank you 1.23.2018

Thank you 1.23.2018a

 

 

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Third Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/21/2018 *push/click*

WANT TO GO FISHING???
“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

wanna go fishing

WANT TO GO FISHING???

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

I was reading Jonah… I will be honest with you… I do not like reading the part of the Book of Jonah that tells of the story of Jonah and the whale.  Jonah was swallowed up by a whale, lived 3 days in its belly, then was spit out… I don’t like it, because I find it hard to believe.  I was kind of worried when I saw the scriptures that I want to share with you come from the Book of Jonah.

I was pleasantly surprised…

Jonah 3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Conversion of Nineveh

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Question: What is sackcloth???

final-jeopardy

Answer: Sackcloth and ashes were used in Old Testament times as a symbol of debasement, mourning, and/or repentance. Someone wanting to show his repentant heart would often wear sackcloth, sit in ashes, and put ashes on top of his head. Sackcloth was a coarse material usually made of black goat’s hair, making it quite uncomfortable to wear. The ashes signified desolation and ruin.

THIS IS AWESOME!!!

You know what else is awesome???

The second lesson I want to share with you… It is a writing by our brother Paul… IT READS…

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 I mean, brothers and sisters,[a] the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

THIS IS SCREAMING AT ME…

Let Go & Let God

LET’s GO RUNNING, TO THE GYM, TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, TO THAT CHURCH, AND TO THAT LIBRARY!!!

Thanks be to God!!!

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

1/16/2018 –

Today has been AWESOME so far…

I WORKED OUT THIS MORNING…

mug

WENT TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

WENT TO MY CHURCH TO RECORD A VIDEO…

WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO UPLOAD IT TO YOUTUBE…

BUT… MOST IMPORTANTLY READ BEFORE MY DAY GOT STARTED…

BATTLE

UNDERSTAND???

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Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

PSALM 62

I want to thank my followers… THANK YOU!!!  I have noticed an increase to people reading and hearing me.  To those that are new, I post encouraging scriptures and personal testimonies for the current church week. 

HOPEFULLY, THESE “words” WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY WITH YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST.

1/17/2018 –

TODAY was Interesting…

I began with a short read…

I then went to the Gym, Church, & the Library… LATER, I GAVE MY SPEECH IN LANCASTER WITH MY DEVIL PUPPET. 

*WHATCHA LOOK’n AT???*

1/18/2018 –

i am going to load my speech i gave last night on my LinkedIn account…

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-schafer-532098104/

I need to share this with you before I load it…

Psalm 62

Song of Trust in God Alone

TO THE LEADER: ACCORDING TO JEDUTHUN. A PSALM OF DAVID.

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall never be shaken.

How long will you assail a person,
    will you batter your victim, all of you,
    as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
    They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
    but inwardly they curse.Selah

For God alone my soul waits in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us.Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath,
    those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
    they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
    and set no vain hopes on robbery;
    if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

11 Once God has spoken;
    twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12     and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
    according to their work.

Question: WHAT DOES “Selah” MEAN???

Answer: Selah is also thought to be rendered from two Hebrew words: s_lah, “to praise”; and s_lal, “to lift up.” Another commentator believes it comes from salah, “to pause.” From salah comes the belief that selah is a musical notation signifying a rest to the singers and/or instrumentalists who performed the psalms. If this is true, then each time selah appears in a psalm, the musicians paused, perhaps to take a breath or to sing a cappella or let the instruments play alone. Perhaps they were pausing to praise the One about whom the song was speaking, perhaps even lifting their hands in worship. This theory would encompass all these meanings—“praise,” “lift up,” and “pause.” When we consider the three verses in Habakkuk, we also see how selah could mean “to pause and praise.” Habakkuk’s prayer in chapter 3 inspires the reader to pause and praise God for His mercy, power, sustaining grace, and sufficiency.

LET’s GO LOAD THAT SPEECH…

1/19/2018 –

Well… THINGS MIGHT NOT BE GOING HOW I PLANNED THEM… However, my FAITH is AWESOME… no-one or no-thing… i mean no-one or no-thing can keep me from running to our God!!!

shoe

I recorded me reading PSALM 62…

WILL YOU LISTEN???

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1/20/2018

WANT TO GO FISHING???

wanna go fishing

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

Today, I NEED TO SHARE THIS HOLY GOSPEL WITH YOU… 

Mark 1:14-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[a] of God,[b] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[c] repent, and believe in the good news.”[d]

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Thank you 1.20.2018

I am going to my church… I HAVE LESSONS TO READ.

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

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Week of Third Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/21/2018 *push/click*

WANT TO GO FISHING???
“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

PSALM 62

I want to begin this post by thanking my followers… THANK YOU!!!  I have noticed an increase to people reading and hearing me.  To those that are new, I post encouraging scriptures and personal testimonies for the current church week. 

HOPEFULLY, THESE “words” WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY WITH YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST.

1/17/2018

TODAY was Interesting…

I began with a short read…

Thank you 1.17.2018a

I then went to the Gym, Church, & the Library… LATER, I GAVE MY SPEECH IN LANCASTER WITH MY DEVIL PUPPET. 

Thank you 1.17.2018

*WHATCHA LOOK’n AT???*

1/18/2018

i am going to load my speech i gave last night on my LinkedIn account…

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-schafer-532098104/

I need to share this with you before I load it…

Psalm 62

Song of Trust in God Alone

To the leader: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall never be shaken.

How long will you assail a person,
    will you batter your victim, all of you,
    as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
    They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
    but inwardly they curse.Selah

For God alone my soul waits in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;
    God is a refuge for us.Selah

Those of low estate are but a breath,
    those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
    they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
    and set no vain hopes on robbery;
    if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

11 Once God has spoken;
    twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12     and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
    according to their work.

Question: WHAT DOES “Selah” MEAN???

Answer: Selah is also thought to be rendered from two Hebrew words: s_lah, “to praise”; and s_lal, “to lift up.” Another commentator believes it comes from salah, “to pause.” From salah comes the belief that selah is a musical notation signifying a rest to the singers and/or instrumentalists who performed the psalms. If this is true, then each time selah appears in a psalm, the musicians paused, perhaps to take a breath or to sing a cappella or let the instruments play alone. Perhaps they were pausing to praise the One about whom the song was speaking, perhaps even lifting their hands in worship. This theory would encompass all these meanings—“praise,” “lift up,” and “pause.” When we consider the three verses in Habakkuk, we also see how selah could mean “to pause and praise.” Habakkuk’s prayer in chapter 3 inspires the reader to pause and praise God for His mercy, power, sustaining grace, and sufficiency.

PSALM 62

LET’s GO LOAD THAT SPEECH…

1/19/2018

Well… THINGS MIGHT NOT BE GOING HOW I PLANNED THEM… However, my FAITH is AWESOME… no-one or no-thing… i mean no-one or no-thing can keep me from running to our God!!!

shoe

I recorded me reading PSALM 62…

WILL YOU LISTEN???

 

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PSALM 62a

 

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Week of Third Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/21/2018 *push/click*

WANT TO GO FISHING???
“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

wanna go fishing

WANT TO GO FISHING???

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

I was reading Jonah… I will be honest with you… I do not like reading the part of the Book of Jonah that tells of the story of Jonah and the whale.  Jonah was swallowed up by a whale, lived 3 days in its belly, then was spit out… I don’t like it, because I find it hard to believe.  I was kind of worried when I saw the scriptures that I want to share with you come from the Book of Jonah.

I was pleasantly surprised…

Jonah 3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Conversion of Nineveh

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Question: What is sackcloth???

final-jeopardy

Answer: Sackcloth and ashes were used in Old Testament times as a symbol of debasement, mourning, and/or repentance. Someone wanting to show his repentant heart would often wear sackcloth, sit in ashes, and put ashes on top of his head. Sackcloth was a coarse material usually made of black goat’s hair, making it quite uncomfortable to wear. The ashes signified desolation and ruin.

THIS IS AWESOME!!!

You know what else is awesome???

The second lesson I want to share with you… It is a writing by our brother Paul… IT READS…

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 I mean, brothers and sisters,[a] the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

THIS IS SCREAMING AT ME…

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Let Go & Let God

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LET’s GO RUNNING, TO THE GYM, TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, TO THAT CHURCH, AND TO THAT LIBRARY!!!

Thanks be to God!!!

Talk 2ya later in the week!

1/16/2018

Today has been AWESOME so far…

I WORKED OUT THIS MORNING…

mug

WENT TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

ten principles

WENT TO MY CHURCH TO RECORD A VIDEO…

WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO UPLOAD IT TO YOUTUBE…

Thank you 1.16.2018

BUT… MOST IMPORTANTLY READ BEFORE MY DAY GOT STARTED…

BATTLE

UNDERSTAND???

Thank you 1.16.2018a

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Second Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/14/2018 *push/click*

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

Lord God, you showed your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son. As he brought gladness and healing to his people, grant us these same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in him, Jesus Christ our Lord.

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

Another day, another scripture I want to share with you…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

O God, you revealed your Son to all people by the shining light of a star. We pray that you bless this car and all that travel in it with your gracious presence. May your love be our inspiration, your wisdom our guide, your truth our light and your peace our benediction; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Picture Title: “IT CAN STOP BEING COLD NOW’

Traditionally at Epiphany, when we celebrate the visit of the wise men from the East to the baby Jesus, families hold a short service of prayer to ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live, work with and visit them. In this way, we invite Jesus to be a “guest” in our home or vehicle, a listener to each conversation, a guide for troubled times, and a blessing in times of thanksgiving.

Houses and cars are marked with 20 + C + M + B + 18.

20 + C + M + B + 18 = The current year and the initials of the wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. 

C M B above the door, also stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, Latin for “May Christ Bless this House.”

Anyway, forward onto want I want to share…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a]and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

I love reading our Holy Bible…

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Glorify God in Body and Spirit

12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,”[a] and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” 17 But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple[b] of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

1/9/2018 –

Tonight, I am giving my 8th speech at one of my Toastmasters clubs… I EXPLAIN, HOW I WAKE UP AT 4 AM EVERY MORNING AND READ OUR HOLY BIBLE.

That reminds me…

Want to hear what I was READING this morning???

WANT TO SEE WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

LET’s GIVE THAT DAMN SPEECH…

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

11/10/2018 –

Today, was busy… BUT, PRODUCTIVE… Last night, I gave one of my speeches with that Devil Puppet… IT WENT WELL… I learned what I have to do to better myself…

I NEED TO SHARE THESE WORDS WRITTEN FOR YOU…

John 1:29-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lamb of God

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

1/11/2018 –

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING… (learn good things)

Today… I learned about Jonah… (after my workout)… I ALSO UPLOADED SCRIPTURES ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL…

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

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THANK YOU!!!

Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
    Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit?
    Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
    if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
    and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light around me become night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is as bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
15     My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
    all the days that were formed for me,
    when none of them as yet existed.
17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
    I come to the end[a]—I am still with you.

19 O that you would kill the wicked, O God,
    and that the bloodthirsty would depart from me—
20 those who speak of you maliciously,
    and lift themselves up against you for evil![b]
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
    And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my thoughts.
24 See if there is any wicked[c] way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

1/12/2018 –

I made a covenant… With God’s Grace, I will witness improvement… TODAY, I WENT TO THE GYM… NOT FOR WEIGHTLIFTING, BUT FOR BALANCING… I must have fell down ten times… BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT???

I GOT UP 11…

ALL PRAISES DUE!!! THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

CAN I SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

WHERE IS DAVID vs. GOLIATH WRITTEN???

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1/13/2018

Today,  I went to a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of Eva Clemson… (she died)

SHE WAS AN AWESOME CONTRIBUTOR to our church… If I could… I would like to tell her “Thank you” NO “HI”s, NO “BYE”s, NO “SEE YOU LATER”s… just “Thank you”…

After attending that service, I went to the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society to help a guy take down the Holiday Train… When I arrived at the Museum… I SAW A BLACK BMW THERE, BUT THE FRONT DOORS TO THE MUSEUM  WERE LOCKED… I SAT BY THE DOORS FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES.  I ATE MY PB & J WHILE WAITING… NO-ONE LET ME IN.

Thank you 1.13.2018 YEAH… THIS IS WHAT I WAS READING BEFORE MY DAY GOT STARTED…

John 1:43-51 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you,[a] you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

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Week of Second Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/14/2018 *push/click*

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

Lord God, you showed your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son. As he brought gladness and healing to his people, grant us these same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in him, Jesus Christ our Lord.

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

lamb-of-god

11/10/2018

Today, was busy… BUT, PRODUCTIVE… Last night, I gave one of my speeches with that Devil Puppet… IT WENT WELL… I learned what I have to do to better myself…

I NEED TO SHARE THESE WORDS WRITTEN FOR YOU…

John 1:29-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lamb of God

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

Thank you 1.10.2018

1/11/2018

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING… (learn good things)

Today… I learned about Jonah… (after my workout)… I ALSO UPLOADED SCRIPTURES ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL…

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

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Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
    Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit?
    Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
    if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
    and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light around me become night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is as bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
15     My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
    all the days that were formed for me,
    when none of them as yet existed.
17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
    I come to the end[a]—I am still with you.

19 O that you would kill the wicked, O God,
    and that the bloodthirsty would depart from me—
20 those who speak of you maliciously,
    and lift themselves up against you for evil![b]
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
    And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my thoughts.
24 See if there is any wicked[c] way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

1/12/2018

I made a covenant… With God’s Grace, I will witness improvement… TODAY, I WENT TO THE GYM… NOT FOR WEIGHTLIFTING, BUT FOR BALANCING… I must have fell down ten times… BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT???

I GOT UP 11…

ALL PRAISES DUE!!! THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

CAN I SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

Thank you 1.12.2018

Thank you 1.12.2018a

WHERE IS DAVID vs. GOLIATH WRITTEN???

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Week of Second Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/14/2018 *push/click*

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

Lord God, you showed your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son. As he brought gladness and healing to his people, grant us these same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in him, Jesus Christ our Lord.

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

Another day, another scripture I want to share with you…

snowy-road-larry-landolfi

O God, you revealed your Son to all people by the shining light of a star. We pray that you bless this car and all that travel in it with your gracious presence. May your love be our inspiration, your wisdom our guide, your truth our light and your peace our benediction; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

car blessing

Picture Title: “IT CAN STOP BEING COLD NOW’

Traditionally at Epiphany, when we celebrate the visit of the wise men from the East to the baby Jesus, families hold a short service of prayer to ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live, work with and visit them. In this way, we invite Jesus to be a “guest” in our home or vehicle, a listener to each conversation, a guide for troubled times, and a blessing in times of thanksgiving.

Houses and cars are marked with 20 + C + M + B + 18.

20 + C + M + B + 18 = The current year and the initials of the wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. 

C M B above the door, also stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, Latin for “May Christ Bless this House.”

Anyway, forward onto want I want to share…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a]and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

I love reading our Holy Bible…

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Glorify God in Body and Spirit

12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,”[a] and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” 17 But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple[b] of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

prostitutes...Smh…

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1/9/2018

Tonight, I am giving my 8th speech at one of my Toastmasters clubs… I EXPLAIN, HOW I WAKE UP AT 4 AM EVERY MORNING AND READ OUR HOLY BIBLE.

Thank you 1.9.2018

That reminds me…

Want to hear what I was READING this morning???

WANT TO SEE WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

Thank you 1.9.2018a

LET’s GIVE THAT DAMN SPEECH…

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Sunday Recognizing the Baptism of Our Lord… 1/7/2018 *push/click*

I WANT RECOGNITION… I need a new thought, new tires, and a new year…

Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit.  Make all who are baptized into Christ faithful in their calling calling to be your children and inheritors with him of everlasting life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

I WANT RECOGNITION… I need a new thought, new tires, and a new year…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

I would love recognition… recognition as a Christian… Eternal life is granted to God’s children who belief in the Birth, Life, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ… RIGHT???

It is our faith in salvation that saves us… NOT OUR ACTS…

May I share scripture written in the book of Acts found in the New Testament of our Holy Bible???

 Acts 19:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Paul in Ephesus

19 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Then he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.” Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

I have witnessed many a baptism in our Lutheran Church… It seems legit to me…

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

Maker of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THESE CHILDREN OF GOD???

I have been to plenty of Masses and distinctly remember hearing the priest refer to Catholics as Christians…

DO I HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED CATHOLIC IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF GOD’s CHILDREN???

If not, Does this mean I can freely take communion with my fellow Christians???


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NEW THOUGHT, NEW TIRES (Thank you Mom), NEW YEAR…

I am gonna get new tires at goodyear…

I have been told that one of the Os does not light up… Making Goodyear appear as Godyear at night…

THAT’S WHAT I NEED…

Can I give you a thought that began it all???

world-in-your-hands

Genesis 1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Six Days of Creation

In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind[c] in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth,[d] and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

27 So God created humankind[e] in his image,
in the image of God he created them;[f]
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29 God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

new tires

NEW TIRES. (thank you Mom

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

1/2/2018 – CRAZY… It was -1 degree… CRAZY…

Today was busy… I was in Hummelstown, Hershey, Lancaster, and Elizabethtown…

Tomorrow, I practice more of my speech I am giving at Toastmasters… I did READ this morning… Will you READ???

THANKs BE TO GOD!!!

Proverbs 1:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE;
    FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION.

1/3/2018

NEW TIRES… NEW YEAR…

puppet devil

Yes… I STARTED MY DAY BY READING…

I COULDN’T FIGURE OUT THAT MOVIE APP IN TIME FOR ME TO GO TO HERSHEY…

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I then, got some time to figure out that movie app…

I then, went to Toastmasters… I told my club about my adventure with practicing with that puppet…

LAST TIME, I BROUGHT THAT DAMN PUPPET IN MY CAR TO PRACTICE… i got a flat tire…

I decided not to practice with him any more… I AM USING THIS INSTEAD…

practice'n

1/4/2018 –

THE EAST COAST IS PREPARING FOR A BIG WINTER STORM…

Good thing, I got NEW TIRES… they are good in the snow…

QUESTION: DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD DURING A STORM??? 

ANSWER: faith

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

THANK YOU FOR TODAY GOD!!!

1/5/2018 –

Did you know???

Luke (one of Jesus’s disciples)… was a Doctor…

doctor

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

1/6/2018

Happy Birthday Mom… It is also the 12th day after Christmas and when our Church celebrates the Epiphany of our Lord…

Please do not let these BIG words scare you…

e·piph·a·ny

əˈpifənē/

noun
The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).
  • the festival commemorating the Epiphany on January 6.
  • a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being.

I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE STORY OF THREE WISE MEN THAT TRAVELED BY FAITH TO SEE THE MESSIAH…

It is written…

Matthew 2:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Visit of the Wise Men

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men[a] from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,[b] and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah[c] was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:

‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
    who is to shepherd[d] my people Israel.’”

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men[e] and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising,[f] until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw that the star had stopped,[g] they were overwhelmed with joy. 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

Thank you 1.6.2018

THOSE TIRES ROCK… (new tires, new year)

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

 

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Week of Sunday Recognizing the Baptism of Our Lord… 1/7/2018 *push/click*

NEW TIRES… NEW YEAR…

NEW TIRES… NEW YEAR…

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Yes… On Wednesday, 1/3/2018… I STARTED MY DAY BY READING…

Thank you 1.3.2018

I COULDN’T FIGURE OUT THAT MOVIE APP IN TIME FOR ME TO GO TO HERSHEY…

I then, got some time to figure out that movie app…

I then, went to Toastmasters… I told my club about my adventure with practicing with that puppet…

LAST TIME, I BROUGHT THAT DAMN PUPPET IN MY CAR TO PRACTICE… i got a flat tire…

I decided not to practice with him any more… I AM USING THIS INSTEAD…

practice'n

1/4/2018 –

THE EAST COAST IS PREPARING FOR A BIG WINTER STORM…

Good thing, I got NEW TIRES… they are good in the snow…

QUESTION: DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD DURING A STORM??? 

ANSWER: faith

Psalm 29

The Voice of God in a Great Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,[a]
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name;
    worship the Lord in holy splendor.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl,[b]
    and strips the forest bare;
    and in his temple all say, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

PSALM 29

THANK YOU FOR TODAY GOD!!!

1/5/2018

Did you know???

Luke (one of Jesus’s disciples)… was a Doctor…

doctor

Thank you 1.5.2018

Thank you 1.5.2018a

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

 

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Week of Sunday Recognizing The Baptism of Our Lord… 1/7/2017 *push/click*

I WANT RECOGNITION… I need a new thought, new tires, and a new year…

Father in heaven, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan you proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him with the Holy Spirit.  Make all who are baptized into Christ faithful in their calling calling to be your children and inheritors with him of everlasting life; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

I WANT RECOGNITION… I need a new thought, new tires, and a new year…

I would love recognition… recognition as a Christian… Eternal life is granted to God’s children who belief in the Birth, Life, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ… RIGHT???

It is our faith in salvation that saves us… NOT OUR ACTS…

Happy NEW YEAR!!!

May I share scripture written in the book of Acts found in the New Testament of our Holy Bible???

 Acts 19:1-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Paul in Ephesus

19 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Then he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.” Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

I have witnessed many a baptism in our Lutheran Church… It seems legit to me…

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

Maker of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

WHAT ARE WE DOING WRONG THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THESE CHILDREN OF GOD???

I have been to plenty of Masses and distinctly remember hearing the priest refer to Catholics as Christians…

DO I HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED CATHOLIC IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF GOD’s CHILDREN???

If not, Does this mean I can freely take communion with my fellow Christians???


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NEW THOUGHT, NEW TIRES (Thank you Mom), NEW YEAR…

I am gonna get new tires at goodyear…

I have been told that one of the Os does not light up… Making Goodyear appear as Godyear at night…

THAT’S WHAT I NEED…

Can I give you a thought that began it all???

world-in-your-hands

Genesis 1 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Six Days of Creation

In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

20 And God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.” 21 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind[c] in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth,[d] and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

27 So God created humankind[e] in his image,
in the image of God he created them;[f]
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29 God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

new tires

NEW TIRES. (thank you Mom) 

1/2/2018 – CRAZY… It was -1 degree… CRAZY…

Today was busy… I was in Hummelstown, Hershey, Lancaster, and Elizabethtown…

Tomorrow, I practice more of my speech I am giving at Toastmasters… I did READ this morning… Will you READ???

Thank you 1.2.2018

Thank you 1.2.2018a

THANKs BE TO GOD!!!

Proverbs 1:7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
    fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

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First Sunday After Christmas… 12/31/2017 *push/click*

READING…
LEARNING…
LIVING…
LOVING…

Almighty God, you wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully restored the dignity of human nature. In your mercy, let us share the divine life of Jesus Christ who came to share our humanity, and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Library

READING… LEARNING… LIVING… LOVING…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

Let us not EVER forget the birth, life, death, and resurrection… and I mean EVER… of Jesus Christ our Lord…

There is an unique, in-describable feeling I get just mentioning this name…

IT’s AWESOME!!!

Awesome

Question: You know what is also AWESOME???

 

Answer: Colossians 3:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.[c17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Before I decided to share this with you…

My Pastors husband told me to be good…

I AM GOOD…THANK YOU!!!

questions

Question: Is sharing the Holy Gospel written in Luke being GOOD???

Luke 2:25-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;[a] this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.[b27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon[c] came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon[d] took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant[e] in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[f] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna[g] the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child[h] to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth

39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

Question: Who was Phanuel???

 

Question: Who/What was the tribe of Asher???

 

Question: What is meant by Anna living with her husband for seven years AFTER her marriage???

Please email me at kschafer137@gmail.com if you have the answers…

THANK YOU!!!

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

12/26/2017 –

Yesterday was Christmas… I drove to the outskirts of Philly to see my nephew for the first time…

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IT WAS COOL…

This week, I am taking off from making “new” PowerPoint slides, videos, and working out… CRAZY HUH??? (That New Star Wars movie is calling me)

I am still reading…

Will YOU Read 12.26.2017

Psalm 103

Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
    and do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity,
    who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit,
    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live[a]
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

12/27/2017 –

TODAY HAS BEEN REAL… REAL WEIRD…

It started with Computer problems…

computer problems

I then, wanted to go2 the Historical Society… I was low on gas…

SAW THIS WHEN I FILLED UP…

trolley

I then, went to the Historical Society… FOR SOME REASON THIS THING STARTED PLAYING WHEN I WALKED BY… (i pushed no damn button) smh… technology…

I then, went to see STAR WARS the Last Jedi…

IT WAS COOL…

Psalm 103 ] [ Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness ] [ Of David. ] Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits

12/28/2017 –

My walk with Christ started with me reading the book of PROVERBS… I was reminded of this because of the T-SHIRTS my college football team (PSU) was wearing for one of their training sessions in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl…


#WEARE

Now, LET’s GO PRACTICE THAT TOASTMASTER’s SPEECH…

Proverbs 27:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Iron sharpens iron,
    and one person sharpens the wits[a] of another.

12/29/2017 –

hi…

TODAY WAS TODAY… MAY I SHARE WITH YOU A STORY??? 

A story of a devil puppet that I f+cking left back at my room with my f+cking broken computer???

YOU SEE, THE LAST TIME THIS DEVIL PUPPET WAS IN MY CAR… I GOT A FLAT TIRE…

I got two new tires at the Local Good Year Store to help me get around… (KNOWING, IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD, THAT I NEEDED TWO MORE TO PASS INSPECTION)  Thank God for my mom’s support to get these tires replaced… I COULDN’T BE A MAN OF A GOOD REPUTATION without this support…

I told a volunteer at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society that I would see her TODAY… I DID… THANK YOU MOM.

I then, PRACTICED MY SPEECH AT MY CHURCH… (not with the devil puppet)

practice'n

“F” YOU DEVIL PUPPET…🙂🙂🙂

12/30/2017

I AM GOING TO FINE TUNE THESE ENTRIES FOR YOU… With my stupid computer failing me, I have to figure out a more efficient way of sharing the WORD with you… I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEW YEAR! 🙂

READING… LEARNING… LIVING… LOVING…

A cool thing to read today is written in the Old Testament of our Holy Bible… IT READS…

Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
    my whole being shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
    he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
    and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
    and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
    to spring up before all the nations.

62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
    and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
    and her salvation like a burning torch.
The nations shall see your vindication,
    and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
    that the mouth of the Lord will give.
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
    and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

*ASK YOUR PASTOR*

WHERE WAS ZION???

WHAT IS A ROYAL DIADEM???

WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF JERUSALEM WHEN ISAIAH WROTE THIS???

DID ISAIAH WRITE THIS???

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LET’s GO2 CHURCH

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Week of First Sunday After Christmas… 12/31/2017 *push/click*

READING…
LEARNING…
LIVING…
LOVING…

Almighty God, you wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully restored the dignity of human nature. In your mercy, let us share our humanity, and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever…

12/27/2017

TODAY HAS BEEN REAL… REAL WEIRD…

It started with Computer problems…

computer problems

I then, wanted to go2 the Historical Society… I was low on gas…

SAW THIS WHEN I FILLED UP…

trolley

I then, went to the Historical Society… FOR SOME REASON THIS THING STARTED PLAYING WHEN I WALKED BY… (i pushed no damn button) smh… technology…

box

I then, went to see STAR WARS the Last Jedi…

IT WAS COOL…

hmmm interesting

Psalm 103 ] [ Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness ] [ Of David. ] Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits

12/28/2017

My walk with Christ started with me reading the book of PROVERBS… I was reminded of this because of the T-SHIRTS my college football team (PSU) was wearing for one of their training sessions in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl…

Iron Lion
#WEARE

Now, LET’s GO PRACTICE THAT TOASTMASTER’s SPEECH…

Proverbs 27:17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Iron sharpens iron,
    and one person sharpens the wits[a] of another.

12/29/2017

hi…

TODAY WAS TODAY… MAY I SHARE WITH YOU A STORY??? 

A story of a devil puppet that I f+cking left back at my room with my f+cking broken computer???

YOU SEE, THE LAST TIME THIS DEVIL PUPPET WAS IN MY CAR… I GOT A FLAT TIRE…

I got two new tires at the Local Good Year Store to help me get around… (KNOWING, IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD, THAT I NEEDED TWO MORE TO PASS INSPECTION)  Thank God for my mom’s support to get these tires replaced… I COULDN’T BE A MAN OF A GOOD REPUTATION without this support…

I told a volunteer at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society that I would see her TODAY… I DID… THANK YOU MOM.

HDTHS

I then, PRACTICED MY SPEECH AT MY CHURCH… (not with the devil puppet)

practice'n

“F” YOU DEVIL PUPPET… 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Week of First Sunday After Christmas… 12/31/2017 *push/click*

READING…
LEARNING…
LIVING…
LOVING…

Almighty God, you wonderfully created and yet more wonderfully restored the dignity of human nature. In your mercy, let us share our humanity, and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Library

READING… LEARNING… LIVING… LOVING…

Let us not EVER forget the birth, life, death, and resurrection… and I mean EVER… of Jesus Christ our Lord…

There is an unique, in-describable feeling I get just mentioning this name…

IT’s AWESOME!!!

Awesome

Question: You know what is also AWESOME???

 

Answer: Colossians 3:12-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.[c17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Before I decided to share this with you…

My Pastors husband told me to be good…

I AM GOOD…THANK YOU!!!

questions

Question: Is sharing the Holy Gospel written in Luke being GOOD???

Luke 2:25-40 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon;[a] this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.[b27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon[c] came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon[d] took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 “Master, now you are dismissing your servant[e] in peace,
according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel.”

33 And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon[f] blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

36 There was also a prophet, Anna[g] the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child[h] to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

The Return to Nazareth

39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.

Question: Who was Phanuel???

 

Question: Who/What was the tribe of Asher???

 

Question: What is meant by Anna living with her husband for seven years AFTER her marriage???

Please email me at kschafer137@gmail.com if you have the answers…

THANK YOU!!!

tthank you

*Please visit this post during your week… I WILL BE UPDATING IT…*

12/26/2017

Yesterday was Christmas… I drove to the outskirts of Philly to see my nephew for the first time…

20171223_072531

IT WAS COOL…

This week, I am taking off from making “new” PowerPoint slides, videos, and working out… CRAZY HUH??? (That New Star Wars movie is calling me)

I am still reading…

Will YOU Read 12.26.2017

Psalm 103

Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness

Know this: God is God, and God, God.
    He made us; we didn’t make him.
    We’re his people, his well-tended sheep.

Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
    Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
    Thank him. Worship him.

For God is sheer beauty,
    all-generous in love,
    loyal always and ever.