Week of Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/8/2017 *push*

#commitment #repetition #consistency

Lord God, you call us to work in your vineyard and leave no one standing idle.  Set us to our tasks in the work of your kingdom, and help us to order our lives by your wisdom; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

#commitment #repetition #consistency

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW…

Thank you!

May I share with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our Holy Bible???

Mark 9:30-32

Jesus Again Predicts His Death and Resurrection

30 Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.” 32 But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.

For the second time Jesus predicts His own death and resurrection…

I find this #repetition awesome!

REMEMBER LAST WEEK’s HOLY GOSPEL READING???

Mark 8:31-33

 Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

The second part of the Gospel reminds me that the disciples were only human…

Mark 9:33-37

Who Is the Greatest?

33 Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?”34 But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed among themselves who would be the greatest. 35 And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”

Thank you 5.16.2017

I pray that we demonstrate the same kind of spiritual discipline showing #commitment to our Lord…

BE REPETITIVE…

BE CONSISTENT…

BUT STAY HUMBLE…

Q: WHO IS THE GREATEST???

A: who cares???

Shoe2

Make sure to visit this post throughout the week… i will be updating it, inspiring you with my next speech i am giving… i should have a rough draft by Wednesday… GOD WILLING…

#commitment #repetition #consistency 

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY…

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW…

Thank you!

10/3/2017 – AWESOMENESS!!!

TODAY WAS JUST PURE AWESOMENESS…

#commitment #repetition #consistency

THEIR MASCOT IS THE DIPLOMAT??? (CLICK/PUSH)

10/4/2017

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY DAY…

preservation gala

CONSISTENCY…

CONSISTENCY

10/5/2017

You know… i am reading Sunday @ 8 in my church… i practiced my readings today… IT IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!

Be4 my run this morning, may I share with you what I was reading this morning???

I WILL READ 10.5.2017aWILL YOU READ 10.5.2017

BTW – I SENT A THANK YOU NOTE FOR THAT JOB INTERVIEW…

10/6/2017

TODAY WAS COOL… i started it off by reading JOB 31… WANNA HEAR???

JOB31

#commitment #repetition #consistency

10/7/2017 – HEY…

It is written in the Holy Gospel in the book of Matthew that Jesus predicts his death and resurrection for the third time… WANNA READ???

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/1/2017 *push*

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity.  Grant us the fullness of your grace, that, pursuing what you have promised, we may share your heavenly glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

cross

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

The more that I learn about our Lord Jesus Christ, the more His love for us becomes evident to me… I am very drawn to the cross… and it is awesome to remind myself that our sins have been put to death with Jesus’s flesh body on a cross…

REMEMBER THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD???

ANYWAY…

Back to the cross…

This week, I want to begin by sharing with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our New Testament of our Holy Bible.

Mark 8:27-35

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?”

28 So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”

29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

30 Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

DIDNOT

I have to be honest with you…

I LOVE WORKING OUT… I AM GONNA GO TO THE GYM AFTER I READ THESE VERSES WRITTEN BY THE MAJOR PROPHET ISAIAH… (reminds me of PSALMS)

Isaiah 50:4-10

“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

“For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.

10 “Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

slingshot

LET’s GO WORKOUT!!!

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

9/26/2017 –

WELL… (wait for it)

BEAUTIFULNESS THIS MORNING…

9/27/2017 –

TODAY WAS AWESOME!!!

I read…

I worked out…

THRIFT

I went to the Historical Society…

I went to the library…

baboon

WANT TO READ THE SPEECH I GAVE LAST NIGHT???

SPEECH #4                                    WE ARE!!!

My Fellow Toastmasters and Guests…The sun goes down… the moon reflects the awesome light of tomorrow on the field… I am joined by 106,000 members of my family… I hear a distant chant emerging from the sea of blue and white… I, immediately, join in… WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome) You guessed it… my speech tonight is on Penn State Football… Specifically, why HAPPY VALLEY IS AN AWESOME FOOTBALL GAME DESTINATION… I will pass you six reasons…

1. White-Outs

My eyes… (put on sunglasses)… 106,000 people all dressed in white will brighten up any game… EVEN DURING A NIGHT GAME! It is truly a sight to see. The white out follows suit of one of the latest trends in college football to have everyone attending the game wear the same color, this past week’s beating… featured yellow and black stripes in the stands… Penn State played IOWA In IOWA CITY. This was cool… but no one can compete with Penn State’s white house.

The white-out occurs inside the football stadium; however, my senses prefer what happens outside the stadium.

2. Tailgating

Sniff… Sniff… I smell Burgers, hotdogs, barbeque chicken… What’s that??? Sniff… Sniff… is that??? No, it can’t be… Sniff… Sniff… IT IS… Well, I be a Penn State Fan (wink)

shrimp, lobster, steak… AWESOME!!! The tailgating routine is common in every college and pro football site in the United States, but at Penn State, the tailgate is a tradition like no other.

AND I like it, because I can practice my public speaking skills by asking for some tailgaters to share some of that good food (wink)…

You know… all this food is going to make me bloated… I’m gonna have to walk it off…

SHOPPING ANYONE???

3. The Shopping is what also makes Happy Valley an awesome college football destination.

When we walk down College Avenue we will find many stores opening their doors for some good deals. WE WILL FIND ANYTHING DAWNING THE Blue & White.

We must…

Unlock the magic of Penn State with a Penn State key. YES… They have Penn State Keys for sale!

When the magic is unlocked we can actually find a

A Nittany Lion suit…

We could dress up like the mascot!

Nittany Lion suit could serve as pajamas or a way to stay warm at those late fall tailgates.

This brings me to my fourth reason why Happy Valley is an awesome college football destination…

We have the best mascot in the big ten-

4. The Nittany Lion

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome)

The master of ceremonies on Saturdays, the Nittany Lion takes on the responsibility for getting the crowd ready for the pregame show and entertained during the stoppages in play during the game. He wears a button for Penn State’s moto of the week…

Do you know what the button said for last Saturday??? (vs. Iowa Hawkeyes)

THE NITTANY LION GETS THE CROWD GOING.

The sound of over 100,000 fans cheering on Old State will give any opposing team trying to call plays trouble… THE NOISE…

I need to explain the fifth reason…

5. BEAVER STADIUM…

The steel enclosure is built upwards, unlike Michigan stadium which is built outwards. This makes the noise thick… trying to escape, but, beating down on the ears off the opponents instead. The stadium is also awesome hearing the marching band… which is the sixth reason making Happy Valley an awesome college football destination…

6. The Blue Band

How can you miss hearing… The roar of the bass drums, the saltiness sound of the trumpets, the sweet sound of clarinets…

SOOO…

Let’s go to a Penn State game…

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU Toastmasters!

9/28/2017 –

Well… writing that fifth speech…

I THINK, I WILL ENTITLE IT “RUNNING TO LEAD

I HAD BETTER RUNS… *click/push*

BELOW IS HOW I GOT MY DAY STARTED… will you listen???

THANK YOU!!!

9/29/2017 –

YOU KNOW, I AM LICENSED TO PRODUCE LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, RIGHT???

9/30/2017

TODAY WAS AWESOME!!! WHAT WILL MAKE IT MORE AWESOME IS IF YOU LET ME SHARE THIS WRITING FROM OUR BROTHER PAUL WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF THESSALONIANS… It Reads…

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Q: WHY DO I STRUGGLE WITH THIS???

Q: AM I WEAK IN FAITH FOR HAVING QUESTIONS???

Q: AM I THINKING CARNALLY, WHEN I SHOULD BE THINKING SPIRITUALLY???

*whispers* it’s good to have questions…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

Week of Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost… 10/1/2017 *push*

JUSTIFYING GRACE *push*

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity.  Grant us the fullness of your grace, that, pursuing what you have promised, we may share your heavenly glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

cross

The more that I learn about our Lord Jesus Christ, the more His love for us becomes evident to me… I am very drawn to the cross… and it is awesome to remind myself that our sins have been put to death with Jesus’s flesh body on a cross…

REMEMBER THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD???

ANYWAY…

Back to the cross…

This week, I want to begin by sharing with you the Holy Gospel written in the book of Mark in our New Testament of our Holy Bible.

Mark 8:27-35

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 Now Jesus and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?”

28 So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”

29 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

30 Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him.

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.

DIDNOT

I have to be honest with you…

I LOVE WORKING OUT… I AM GONNA GO TO THE GYM AFTER I READ THESE VERSES WRITTEN BY THE MAJOR PROPHET ISAIAH… (reminds me of PSALMS)

Isaiah 50:4-10

“The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned.
The Lord God has opened My ear;
And I was not rebellious,
Nor did I turn away.
I gave My back to those who struck Me,
And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.

“For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced;
Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He is near who justifies Me;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand together.
Who is My adversary?
Let him come near Me.
Surely the Lord God will help Me;
Who is he who will condemn Me?
Indeed they will all grow old like a garment;
The moth will eat them up.

10 “Who among you fears the Lord?
Who obeys the voice of His Servant?
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.

JUSTIFYING GRACE #bringit

slingshot

LET’s GO WORKOUT!!!

9/26/2017

WELL... (wait for it)

WILL YOU READ 9.26.2017

BEAUTIFULNESS THIS MORNING…

Beautifulness

9/27/2017

TODAY WAS AWESOME!!!

I read…

WILL YOU READ 9.27.2017

I worked out…

THRIFT

I went to the Historical Society…

I went to the library…

baboon

WANT TO READ THE SPEECH I GAVE LAST NIGHT???

SPEECH #4                                    WE ARE!!!

My Fellow Toastmasters and Guests…The sun goes down… the moon reflects the awesome light of tomorrow on the field… I am joined by 106,000 members of my family… I hear a distant chant emerging from the sea of blue and white… I, immediately, join in… WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome) You guessed it… my speech tonight is on Penn State Football… Specifically, why HAPPY VALLEY IS AN AWESOME FOOTBALL GAME DESTINATION… I will pass you six reasons…

1. White-Outs

My eyes… (put on sunglasses)… 106,000 people all dressed in white will brighten up any game… EVEN DURING A NIGHT GAME! It is truly a sight to see. The white out follows suit of one of the latest trends in college football to have everyone attending the game wear the same color, this past week’s beating… featured yellow and black stripes in the stands… Penn State played IOWA In IOWA CITY. This was cool… but no one can compete with Penn State’s white house.

The white-out occurs inside the football stadium; however, my senses prefer what happens outside the stadium.

2. Tailgating

Sniff… Sniff… I smell Burgers, hotdogs, barbeque chicken… What’s that??? Sniff… Sniff… is that??? No, it can’t be… Sniff… Sniff… IT IS… Well, I be a Penn State Fan (wink)

shrimp, lobster, steak… AWESOME!!! The tailgating routine is common in every college and pro football site in the United States, but at Penn State, the tailgate is a tradition like no other.

AND I like it, because I can practice my public speaking skills by asking for some tailgaters to share some of that good food (wink)…

You know… all this food is going to make me bloated… I’m gonna have to walk it off…

SHOPPING ANYONE???

3. The Shopping is what also makes Happy Valley an awesome college football destination.

When we walk down College Avenue we will find many stores opening their doors for some good deals. WE WILL FIND ANYTHING DAWNING THE Blue & White.

We must…

Unlock the magic of Penn State with a Penn State key. YES… They have Penn State Keys for sale!

When the magic is unlocked we can actually find a

A Nittany Lion suit…

We could dress up like the mascot!

Nittany Lion suit could serve as pajamas or a way to stay warm at those late fall tailgates.

This brings me to my fourth reason why Happy Valley is an awesome college football destination…

We have the best mascot in the big ten-

4. The Nittany Lion

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU!!! (you’re welcome)

The master of ceremonies on Saturdays, the Nittany Lion takes on the responsibility for getting the crowd ready for the pregame show and entertained during the stoppages in play during the game. He wears a button for Penn State’s moto of the week…

Do you know what the button said for last Saturday??? (vs. Iowa Hawkeyes)

THE NITTANY LION GETS THE CROWD GOING.

The sound of over 100,000 fans cheering on Old State will give any opposing team trying to call plays trouble… THE NOISE…

I need to explain the fifth reason…

5. BEAVER STADIUM…

The steel enclosure is built upwards, unlike Michigan stadium which is built outwards. This makes the noise thick… trying to escape, but, beating down on the ears off the opponents instead. The stadium is also awesome hearing the marching band… which is the sixth reason making Happy Valley an awesome college football destination…

6. The Blue Band

How can you miss hearing… The roar of the bass drums, the saltiness sound of the trumpets, the sweet sound of clarinets…

SOOO…

Let’s go to a Penn State game…

WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) WE ARE!!! (penn state) THANK YOU Toastmasters!

9/28/2017 –

Well… writing that fifth speech…

I THINK, I WILL ENTITLE IT “Running to Lead

I HAD BETTER RUNS… *click/push*

BELOW IS HOW I GOT MY DAY STARTED… will you listen???

THANK YOU!!!

9/29/2017

YOU KNOW, I AM LICENSED TO PRODUCE LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, RIGHT???

WILL YOU READ 9.29.2017

I WILL READ 9.29.2017b

 

 

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/24/2017 *push*

SANCTIFICATION??? *push*

Almighty and eternal God, you know our problems and our weaknesses better than we ourselves.  In your love and by your power help us in our confusion and, in spite of our weakness, make us firm in faith; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

chalkboard-equations

SANCTIFICATION???

Sanctification is the act or process of being made or becoming holy.

Q: Who makes us Holy???

A: That’s where the debate comes into play…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

I, personally, find man’s attempt on trying to explain the unknown (religion) fascinating and beautiful!  As I learn more about Christianity, the more I realize, I do not know.  What I think was fascinating was the topic we discussed in bible study this morning… We heard a testimony from a catholic priest.  He referred to priests as community representatives… HOWEVER,  I PREFER TO THINK OF GOD’s ELECT AS TEACHERs OF GOD’s WORD…

workout

I will continue to hear from my Lutheran Pastor… Martin Luther… “This life is not godliness, but growth in godliness; not health, but healing; not being, but becoming; not rest, but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way; the process is not yet finished, but it has begun; this is not the goal, but it is road; at present all does not gleam and glitter, but everything is being purified.”

LOVING THAT HOLY SPIRIT…

MAY I SHARE WITH YOU ONE OF THE MANY MIRACLES PERFORMED BY JESUS CHRIST WRITTEN IN MARK???

Mark 7:31-37

Jesus Heals a Deaf-Mute

31 Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. 32 Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. 36 Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

HMMM… GOD’s ELECT ARE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY… seriously???

I, now, feel the need to show you something written in our new testament in the Holy Bible…

Sanctification Bible???

#embracethecraziness

James 1:17-27

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Qualities Needed in Trials

19 So then,[a] my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Doers—Not Hearers Only

21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

26 If anyone among you[b] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

I LOVE THE WORD…

LET’s GO WORKOUT…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

9/19/2017 –

Today has been awesome!  WHAT WOULD MAKE IT MORE AWESOME IS IF YOU READ.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND.

LET’s GO2 THAT CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING.

9/20/2017 –

Well… Today has come and will go…

THIS MORNING, I READ FROM JOB… Job was the man… man… lol 

I THEN, WENT TO THE GYM…

Gym2

I THEN, WENT TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

I THEN, WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO PRACTICE MY SPEECH…

*CLICK/PUSH*

LET’s GO2 TOASTMASTERS IN LANCASTER!

9/21/2017 –

I practiced my speech today… IT ROCKS!!!

Wanna HEAR something cool???

Wanna READ something cool???

9/22/2017

HEY… may I share with you a secret???

WE ARE FIGHTERS… WHEN WE GOT KNOCKED DOWN WE GET UP…

WILL YOU READ 9.22.2017

IF WE GET KNOCKED DOWN AGAIN… WE GET UP AGAIN…

I WILL READ 9.22.2017B

AND AGAIN…

9/23/2017

WELL… IT’S HALFTIME DURING OUR (PSU) FOOTBALL GAME VS. iowa…

I want to show you the importance of the scripture, I shared with you in the beginning of the week…

I WILL READ 9.23.2017

James 1:17-27

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Qualities Needed in Trials

19 So then,[a] my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Doers—Not Hearers Only

21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

26 If anyone among you[b] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Q: DOES GOING TO CHURCH MAKE US HOLY???

A: Nope… But, there are some good people there… (BE A DOer)

LET’s GO2 CHURCH… GET UP!!!

Week of Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/24/2017 *push*

SANCTIFICATION??? *push*

Almighty and eternal God, you know our problems and our weaknesses better than we ourselves.  In your love and by your power help us in our confusion and, in spite of our weakness, make us firm in faith; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

chalkboard-equations

SANCTIFICATION???

Sanctification is the act or process of being made or becoming holy.

Q: Who makes us Holy???

A: That’s where the debate comes into play…

I, personally, find man’s attempt on trying to explain the unknown (religion) fascinating and beautiful!  As I learn more about Christianity, the more I realize, I do not know.  What I think was fascinating was the topic we discussed in bible study this morning… We heard a testimony from a catholic priest.  He referred to priests as community representatives… HOWEVER,  I PREFER TO THINK OF GOD’s ELECT AS TEACHERs OF GOD’s WORD…

workout

I will continue to hear from my Lutheran Pastor… Martin Luther… “This life is not godliness, but growth in godliness; not health, but healing; not being, but becoming; not rest, but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way; the process is not yet finished, but it has begun; this is not the goal, but it is road; at present all does not gleam and glitter, but everything is being purified.”

LOVING THAT HOLY SPIRIT…

May I share with you one of the many miracles performed by Jesus Christ written in Mark???

Mark 7:31-37

Jesus Heals a Deaf-Mute

31 Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. 32 Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. 36 Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

HMMM… GOD’s ELECT ARE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMUNITY… seriously???

I, now, feel the need to show you something written in our new testament in the Holy Bible…

Sanctification Bible???

#embracethecraziness

sirach

James 1:17-27

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Qualities Needed in Trials

19 So then,[a] my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Doers—Not Hearers Only

21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

26 If anyone among you[b] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

I LOVE THE WORD…

Best-Office-Hiding-Place

LET’s GO WORKOUT…

9/19/2017

Today has been awesome!  WHAT WOULD MAKE IT MORE AWESOME IS IF YOU READ.

I WILL READ 9.19.2017b

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE UNDERSTAND.

LET’s GO2 THAT CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING.

9/20/2017

Well… Today has come and will go…

THIS MORNING, I READ FROM JOB… Job was the man… man… lol 

WILL YOU READ 9.20.2017

I THEN, WENT TO THE GYM…

Gym2

I THEN, WENT TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

LIFE ON MARKET

I THEN, WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO PRACTICE MY SPEECH…

*CLICK/PUSH*

LET’s GO2 TOASTMASTERS IN LANCASTER!

9/21/2017

I practiced my speech today… IT ROCKS!!!

Wanna HEAR something cool???

Wanna READ something cool???

I WILL READ 9.21.2017b

 

 

 

 

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/17/2017 *push*

YOU MAY WHISPER *push*

O God, we thank you for your Son who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world.  Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow his commands; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

YOU MAY WHISPER…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

Listening is a vital element of being a great leader…

I honestly, try to listen to the call of God…

BUT, How do I know that it is God SPEAKING??? 

Easy

One word…

FAITH

“I AM ALIVE FOR SOME REASON” – THANK YOU GOD!!!

You know, what I want to do???

SCREAM the Holy Gospel at you…

Mark 7:1-8

Defilement Comes from Within

Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when[a] they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.

Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”

He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:

‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’[b]

For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men[c] —the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”

AS I READ THIS…

I FEEL THE NEED TO WHISPER A PSALM TO YOU…

Psalm 15

The Character of Those Who May Dwell with the Lord

15 Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
He who does not put out his money at usury,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall never be moved.

🙂 🙂 🙂

I WANT SNOW.

YOU MAY WHISPER…

(Please read till the end… I added a lot of scriptures and personal testimonies for this Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost… THANK YOU!!!)

9/12/2017 –

Well… TODAY was TODAY…

Ephesians 1:3-6

Redemption in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

LET’s GO2 TOASTMASTERS

9/13/2017 –

I went last night…

STILL GOT UP EARLY AND RAN!!!

*whisperslet’s go2 that Faith In Action Committee meeting 2night…

Romans 8:24-30

24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us[a] with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

#allday #everyday

9/14/2017 –

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!!!

(i went to that Faith-in-Action committee @ my church)

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

(THIS MORNING, I WENT ON A RUN B4 MY DAY GOT STARTED… I SAW A BIG DOG WITH HIS OWNER… THAT DOG LUNGED AT ME AND TRIED TO BITE ME… #goodluckwiththat)

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!!!

(i am getting my haircut… Thanks Jackie!)

I NEED A HAIRCUT… lol

9/15/2017

Another day down in the History books…

WHAT’s THIS CRAZINESS ABOUT A SUBWAY TRAIN EXPLOSION IN LONDON???

clown

GOOD… *whispers* leave me be…

YOU MAY WHISPER… 

9/16/2017

Today has been awesome! I went to a speaking contest this morning… then I TOOK A NICE NAP, now it’s Half Time for our Nittany Lions… WE ARE!!! (click/push)

*whispers* do you know what I did before???

SCREAMS: I READ!!!

don't scream

WILL YOU READ 9.16.2017

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

Week of Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost… 9/17/2017

YOU MAY WHISPER… *push*

O God, we thank you for your Son who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world.  Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow his commands; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

YOU MAY WHISPER… 

don't scream

Listening is a vital element of being a great leader…

I honestly, try to listen to the call of God…

BUT, How do I know that it is God SPEAKING??? 

Easy

One word…

FAITH

“I AM ALIVE FOR SOME REASON” – THANK YOU GOD!!!

You know, what I want to do???

SCREAM the Holy Gospel at you…

Mark 7:1-8

Defilement Comes from Within

Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when[a] they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.

Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”

He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:

‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’[b]

For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men[c] —the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”

AS I READ THIS…

I FEEL THE NEED TO WHISPER A PSALM TO YOU…

Psalm 15

The Character of Those Who May Dwell with the Lord

15 Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
He who does not put out his money at usury,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall never be moved.

🙂 🙂 🙂

I WANT SNOW.

PSALM 15

stubborn monkey

YOU MAY WHISPER…

9/12/2017

Well… TODAY was TODAY…

WILL YOU READ 9.12.2017

Ephesians 1:3-6

Redemption in Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

LET’s GO2 TOASTMASTERS

9/13/2017

I went last night…

STILL GOT UP EARLY AND RAN!!!

don't scream

*whispers* let’s go2 that Faith In Action Committee meeting 2night…

WILL YOU READ 9.13.2017

Romans 8:24-30

24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us[a] with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

#allday #everyday

9/14/2017

THANK YOU GOD FOR YESTERDAY!!!

(i went to that Faith-in-Action committee @ my church)

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!!!

(THIS MORNING, I WENT ON A RUN B4 MY DAY GOT STARTED… I SAW A BIG DOG WITH HIS OWNER… THAT DOG LUNGED AT ME AND TRIED TO BITE ME… #goodluckwiththat)

THANK YOU GOD FOR TOMORROW!!!

(i am getting my haircut… Thanks Jackie!)

I NEED A HAIRCUT… lol