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

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

 

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.

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.

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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

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…

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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???

www-holybibleverse-com_god-is-watching-over-you

 

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…

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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…

Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany… 2/19/2017 *push*

GO!!! (read, learn, live, love) *push*

God of compassion, keep before us the love you have revealed in your Son, who prayed even for his enemies; in our words and deeds help us to be like him through whom we pray, Jesus Christ our Lord.

GO!!! (read, learn, live, love)

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I must admit… I am really stubborn… I try to give it my all when I know deep down inside it is the right thing to do… I want to share with you teachings found in the Holy Gospel in the New Testament of our Holy Bible

Matthew 5:38-48

Go the Extra Mile

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

Love Your Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

I have a some questions for this teaching by Jesus Christ.  Who are considered enemies???  Aren’t we all considered equal in God’s eyes??? Perhaps, Jesus Christ was speaking to us in general terms…

We do not get our own way all the time; however, that does not make it right to hate the person in the way of us achieving our own way. Jesus Christ gives us an awesome example on how to behave when we are upset during these trials.

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(Hebrews 11:29-12:2)

You know… I also try to live by Jesus’s example… I WANT TO GO THAT EXTRA MILE.

GO!!! (read, learn, live, love)

May I now share with you what I was reading this morning?  It is written in the Old Testament of our Holy Bible… IT READS…

Jeremiah 23:23-29

23 Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord,
“And not a God afar off?
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places,
So I shall not see him?” says the Lord;
“Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.

25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.

28 “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream;
And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
29 Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
“And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

 

COOL… HUH???

Be sure to stop by this post during your week… I will be adding personal testimonies and scriptures during this week…

NOW.

GO!!! (read, learn, live, love)

I organized this past week in the following way… ENJOY!!!

2/14/2017

God knows that I am running… it seems to me that I am crawling… As you have read before, I try to get to Shank Park @ sunrise… BEFORE MY GYM WORKOUT, WORK @ THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, and WORK @ THE GYM… This is all after I read the Holy Bible and share some scriptures on my slideshare.net account.

This morning, I got the same scriptures to share as Sunday… WHY???

*maybe you can make sense of this… 

I WILL ADD THE AUDIO AND EXPLAIN THIS MORE… stay tuned 🙂

2/15/2017

*PUSH*

*CLICK*

*RUN*

2/16/2017

THANK YOU GOD FOR TODAY!

May I please share with you some scriptures I was reading, before I got my day started???

AWESOMENESS… (Excuse my slurring) 🙂

Please read Exodus 6:2-8 on your own…

THANK YOU!!!

2/17/2017

CLICK/PUSH

2/18/2017 – smh… TECHNOLOGY…

Check out what I was reading this morning… May I share these scriptures with you?

*On a side note* I NEED TO PRONOUNCE MY WORDS BETTER. 

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