Thursday, December 31, 2015

Crucial Determinant .... Who Holds The Keys? POTPOURRI

To have keys on your key ring gives you the ability and legal right to control the entrance to a place. Thinking biblically, who holds the keys to life?  To death? To the grave? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Stubborn Heifer Or An Obedient Lamb? - POTPOURRI

Should a stubborn heifer expect to be treated like a lamb? The question, of course, is answered with a "no"! Yet, we all can live life 'our way' (stubborn heifer-sins) and expect the Lord to simply adjust and make sure He keeps blessing us! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Half-Baked Cake and Gray Hair - POTPOURRI

 A half-baked cake is worthless. Gray hair is a sign of aging and the becoming old and feeble. Hos. 7:8-9 and Rev. 3:16-17 describe a human condition that neither listener saw. They were looking in a false mirror...sounds like America to me! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, December 28, 2015

Day Traders, Stock Brokers, Commodity Exchange, and Bamah - POTPOURRI

Whether we recognize it or not, each of us are stock brokers and day traders. We each have 86,400 seconds this day. Count the cost as you day trade so you will not regret the price you paid. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, December 25, 2015

The 'Judge Judy' Principle - POTPOURRI

Biblically, contrasting the behavior between the wise and the fool in court is an eye-opening experience to say the least!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Fox In The Hen's House - POTPOURRI

A fox could never disguise himself to look like a chicken.  A fox will sneak in unnoticed. How often do women think that they have found their 'Knight in Shining Armor' only to discover he was a fox!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Selective Hearing and Optical Illusions - POTPOURRI

We tend to hear what we want to hear and to see what we wish to see. We can have weakness in our spiritual, visual, and auditory system! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"Tis The Last Rose of Summer" - POTPOURRI

The older one becomes the end of our lives loom before us!  We discover that we have lived most of our life's allotment!  This should not make us sad but rather wake us up to use whatever time we have left in service to our Master. It may be sooner than we think that we will meet Him face to face. What a day that will be!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, December 21, 2015

"God Isn't Fixing This" ... What's Your Hurry? - POTPOURRI

God finally made the front page news! When did blaming God become the thing to do? People want a world without God and salvation without a Savior. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, December 18, 2015

'A Wild Donkey of a Man' - POTPOURRI

"Ishmael ("God has heard"), the child of Sarai's and Abram's unbelief, became the progenitor of the Arabs, Israel's traditional enemies. ..."  - Dr Merrill Unger  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Way Of Cain - VIGNETTE

Millions follow 'the way of Cain'.  "Those who regard false idols spurn God's grace or forsake God's faithfulness to them." CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Peace On Earth To All? Careful! Cavet! - VIGNETTE

Just what is peace? How does one have peace? Does Scripture read 'Peace on earth, good will to men', as the song does? Think Biblically!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sixteen Facts Satan Does Not Want You To Know - POTPOURRI

The New Testament mentions Satan over 35 times. It also has given us a list of names of him and their meaning. This world is under the power of Satan but, in no way, are Satan and his demons free but, they are creatures subject to God's sovereign control and will. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, December 14, 2015

You Cannot Survive With Half A Heart! - VIGNETTE

Christ spoke about the impossibility of serving two masters.  James spoke of 'a double-minded' man. Many believers attempt to have one foot in the world's system and one foot 'walking' with the Lord.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, December 11, 2015

As 2015 Comes To A Close - POTPOURRI

There is an organization that fact checks politicians and if they have said untrue things, they are given Pinocchio awards. I want each of us to fact check our walk with our Lord. No "Pinocchio Awards" allowed!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Weighing In - POTPOURRI

Most of us avoid the scales like the plague. But God has a 'scale' by which He will weigh each person. Timing is most important. Belshazzar missed his opportunity, was weighed, and found deficient! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Spiritual Bumper Cars - POTPOURRI

Have you ever considered how you got to where you are? We will look at Joseph, Moses, and Daniel and ask the question, "How did they get to where they found themselves?"  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sinning On A Time-Payment Plan - POTPOURRI

All sin carries with it the seed of its own punishment. We reap what we sow, more than we sow, and later than we sow. The interval may be long, but the result is certain. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, December 7, 2015

Unsure - Insecure - VIGNETTE

I spoke with three people this past week who were either unsure as to their salvation or unsure if they would go through the Great Tribulation. All were insecure. "If you will not be sure, you cannot be secure."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, December 4, 2015

We All Have One - A Belly Button! - VIGNETTE - *Not For Children*

There are only two persons in all of human history that didn't have a navel.  When we see our 'belly button", we know, without any doubt that our mother's cared more for us than she did for herself and her own convenience. She was our life-line!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Euphemisms: Taking God's Name In Vain - VIGNETTE

We use euphemisms in our conversation in ignorance. We say watered-down swear words without knowing that they were created to replace sacred names and titles.  A popular profane abbreviation today is, "OMG".  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Complicated Religions -- POTPOURRI

Many religions may speak of Jesus, yet the one they describe is not the same as the Jesus of Scripture. "...many are led astray from the simplicity and purity to Christ"  (2 Cor 11:3).  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Morals Or Mores? - VIGNETTE *Not for Children*

Moral behavior is rooted in the Bible.  We often think that morals are limited to sexual matters. This is not true. Sexuality is one of many elements of behavior to be judged by God's moral code.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, November 30, 2015

Useful To The Master - VIGNETTE

Ask yourself two significant questions.

(1) Am I useful to the Master?
(2) Do I even have a desire to serve Him?

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Lost That Loving Feeling? - VIGNETTE

A vibrant, growing, and a glowing marriage takes effort. A ‘First-Love’ Priority Wife is in the active process of building her marriage, understanding that there is a spiritual dimension to the union of two souls.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Instructions For Dismounting From The Horse – The High One - POTPOURRI

It takes skill, time, and planning to ride a horse, a real one, but we learn to ride bare-back and it takes no time at all to expertly ride our high horse. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Humpty Dumptyism" - VIGNETTE

Would you care to know what absolute wicked insanity is? Taunting the Living God with speech and actions against His people and His land, that’s insane! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Liver Quiver - VIGNETTE

King Neb is at the cross-road. He consults his idols, uses divination, shakes the arrows, and looks at the liver.  Ah! To Jerusalem we go! Unwittingly, he was helping to fulfill God’s purposes.  Likewise today, God The Living God, is in charge of His world!  Do not be afraid. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, November 23, 2015

God’s Word Is Soul Wonderful - POTPOURRI

By accident I texted the word “Soul” instead of the word “so”.  An idea for a vignette! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, November 20, 2015

Won’t You Please Accept Us? - VIGNETTE

Historically the Jewish people have wanted to be accepted by the Nations. But the more they assimilate and participate with the Nations, the worse it becomes for them.  “The Master Yahweh declares….I shall be King over you.” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Live and Learn * Die and Forget It All - VIGNETTE

Is this a true statement? The first half is absolutely true. The second part of the statement is absolutely false. What do you believe? Is there conscious existence after death? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Enchilada Syndrome - VIGNETTE

How often do we make life altering decisions based on our emotions?  We get ourselves in an awful fix and find our decisions were not from the Holy Spirit at all, but were a result of the enchiladas we had for dinner! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Chains, Bolts, and Bars - VIGNETTE

“Divine Disposition of events, by no means rules out human actions. Election is NOT inconsistent with exertion.”  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rustle Up Some Vittles - POTPOURRI

When you rustle up some vittles for your family, you are feeding more than their hungry tummies!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, November 16, 2015

Congratulations To Me! - POTPOURRI

Kings, or anyone, who build palaces should not forget their tombs for in a short time the grave will hold all their greatness.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, November 13, 2015

Knowing Good and Evil / Right From Wrong - VIGNETTE

It is said life is a cruel teacher, she gives the test first and the lesson later.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, November 12, 2015

What Treasure Is In Your Jar? - VIGNETTE

In biblical days, it was a common practice for people to store their precious things in clay jars and sometimes to bury them in the earth for safe keeping.   But Paul tells us that "we have this treasure in earthen vessels."  An earthen vessel is brittle and easily broken because it is weak clay.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

From Before The Foundation of the Earth - VIGNETTE

Right now, what is going on in your life that is causing you fear, sorrow, or pain? Slowly raise your eyes from the circumstances and the things of earth will grow strangely dim ...." CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sanctuary Cities - POTPOURRI

Much has been reported about "Sanctuary Cities."  This is not a new idea. Long ago, in Old Testament Times, God provided "Cities of Refuge" which would be a safe place to flee for a person who had accidentally killed someone. What a vast difference between God's prescribed "Cities of Refuge" and American "Sanctuary Cities".  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, November 9, 2015

Chains, Bolts, and Bars - VIGNETTE

“Divine Disposition of events, by no means rules out human actions. Election is NOT inconsistent with exertion.”  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Turning Back The Clock - POTPOURRI

What if it was possible to turn back the clock of your life? What year would you repeat and why? “The Clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power to tell when the hands will stop…” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Song “Jesus Loves Me” For The Elderly - POTPOURRI

We all know the hymn, “Jesus Loves Me.”  I came across a poem that I wanted to share with you. I hope you share it with those you love. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, November 6, 2015

Shaping The Mind … Who Are You Following? - VIGNETTE

Your Pastor/Bible Teacher is giving instruction. This word ‘instruction’ found in 1 Thessalonians 5:12 is ‘shaping the mind’.  Is this man teaching God’s Word accurately?  Each of us is responsible – no blame allowed. Is your mind being shaped by the Word of God correctly? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, November 5, 2015

So, Why Did You Ask? - POTPOURRI

Have you ever had your mind made up about a certain thing, yet ask for counsel from friends, or even God? If their answer was the same as your decision, then ‘yea’ if not, still ‘yea’! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Doctrine of the Hunker Down - SERIES

Part One
Caveat!  If you do not believe that God is in charge of the weather (and all things) this vignette is not for you. In the Bible I read, The Lord proclaims Himself to be in charge and first cause! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Part Two
In his book, “Eye to Eye, Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel”,  William R. Koenig catalogs weather events of the USA and our government’s policy with Israel. It’s not pretty. It is eye-opening. Hunker down – God is in charge! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN





Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dare To Compare - VIGNETTE

When we think biblically about the mind, heart, and words of God and compare man’s mind, heart, and words, we find no comparison whatsoever.  We find contrasts as high as heaven! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, November 2, 2015

Kum Ba Ya - POTPOURRI

It is wise to know one’s enemies and to believe their death threats. Gedaliah was warned but he did not listen. There seems to be a parallel here. Israel’s and America’s enemies are calling for death!  But our leadership says it is Kum Ba Ya time. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Less Is More -- POTPOURRI

Applying this ‘less is more’ principle is widely understood in the physical realm.  But how would this apply in the spiritual realm?   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tingled Ears and Tickled Ears -- VIGNETTE

The Old Testament people and our generation have much in common. Forewarned, by the Apostle Paul, we see God’s Word unfolding before our eyes! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, October 26, 2015

It’s That Time Again … Only 76 Days Left -- POTPOURRI

A New Year is 76 days away. Each year I have a specific ‘theme’ for the study of God’s Word and applying spiritual truths to help me grow up.  “Theme for ‘16’ … what is God’s Will for your life and for me? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Congratulation! You Have A … -- POTPOURRI

It once was a well-known and accepted fact, that Dad and Mom were blessed with a boy baby or a girl baby. Not in today’s world. It is said, “That it will take a few years to fully know. The boy child may be a girl inside and visa-versa.” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, October 23, 2015

I’ll Meet You In The Morning -- VIGNETTE

How important is it to know the truth of God’s Word, to hold onto His promises of eternal life, when you have said “good-bye” to your dearest on earth? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Ever Wonder Where Bats Shop? -- VIGNETTE

A person can be outwardly successful all his life but die hollow and worthless. Ah, treasure! Are we storing up treasures here or there? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

God’s Red Line -- VIGNETTE

“There is a line unseen by us that crosses every path, the boundary between God’s patience and His wrath.” The Lord tells Jeremiah not to pray for His people … the line had been crossed. Prophetically, we know God has a red line reserved for the future. I think we are close, do you?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

No, Knows, and Nose -- VIGNETTE

Ever wonder (or ever thought about) how we smell to God?  In the stench of this world, what is a sweet aroma, or fragrance to Him? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Inventory...How Did I do Today? - VIGNETTE

Beyond our trusting and loving the Lord Jesus, we each are responsible to make daily decisions that affect and effect our experience of the Christian life.  The war within is real. We must learn to walk by the Spirit.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lip Service - POTPOURRI

John Bunyan said, "In prayer, it is better to have a heart without words, than words without heart."  God does not want lip service. How easy it is to go through the motions in our Christian service or in our prayer life. The Lord certainly knows the difference.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, October 16, 2015

Switching Horses in the Middle of the Stream - POTPOURRI

The Bible tells us not to associate with those given to change. Many today are switching horses in the middle of the 'Theological" Stream.  may we not follow!  *Correction:  When referring to a popular book I misquoted the title. I meant to say "Jesus Calling".  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Godly Parents and Grand Parents, Thank you! - POTPOURRI

A huge 'Thank You' from my heart to yours for investing for eternity as you train and teach your children to love the Lord and His Word. Knowing this, you bless my life!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The One Who Is Who Was And Who Is To Come - VIGNETTE

In the seasons of our life, depending on circumstances, perhaps our focus is on one of these great titles, more than the other two. But we find this wonderful Three Member Title is exactly what we do need. One without the others simply will not do!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Precious In His Sight - POTPOURRI

Today's world values materialism, power, fame, pleasure, self-assertion, etc.  What does God say that is "Precious In His Sight?"   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Mommy, I HATE SIN!" -- POTPOURRI

My friend's grandson got in trouble with his mom. After contemplating his error, he made fine application. What about us? Do we need discipline?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, October 9, 2015

Dress For Success or For Battle? - VIGNETTE

How we dress is indicative of who we think is our friend or our foe. How easy it is to leave our God-given armor at home and then wonder why we are defeated!   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Totally Helpless .... No Breath and a Broken Leg! --POTPOURRI

Obstinacy and pride God will oppose. But to have a broken and contrite heart, well, that's another story, indeed!   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

What? Wish Upon A Meteorite? -- POTPOURRI

The author of a children's book was a guest at a school. He taught the children to wish upon a meteorite, except there were three forbidden wishes.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Somebody Tell Me! What Is Going To Happen? -- VIGNETTE

Many people are running here and there looking for signs. Most believers know the 'what' but want to know the 'when'.  Beginning with the disciples, every generation has wanted to know the date of Christ's Return.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I Owe, I Owe, Off To Work I Go - VIGNETTE

Work is good. Adam was given work even before the fall!  It is not work that is bad, it is debt that will take us under. What does it mean to live simply?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, October 2, 2015

Exhausted Resources - VIGNETTE

Sometimes, in circumstances, we find we have come to our wits end only to finally understand our ability and strength are not enough. Self-effort is not the answer.  Being 'continually strengthened' in the Master, causes us to depend on the Lord for our supply of strength.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, October 1, 2015

When Is A Rock Like A Feather? - POTPOURRI

David was in trouble (again). He knew that his God could place him on the Rock for protection and that he would be safe in the 'shadow of Your wings'.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nothing New Under The Sun: Twitter - VIGNETTE

Good King Hezekiah, age 39, was told he was going to die.  What did he do? "...so I twitter."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

No Way! Don't You Know Who I Am? - VIGNETTE

'Beauty' or 'Pleasantness' was anything but these descriptions.  He was a leper. If he wished to be cleansed, he must do it God's way and not another way!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lo And Behold! Religion Is In Vogue! - POTPOURRI

The presidential candidates are reading, quoting, and referring to Scripture.  Why now?  'Religion' means many things to many people.  Acts 17:22 "Men of Athens ... you are very religious ..."  But their 'Religion' was worthless.    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Little Compromises Along The Way - POTPOURRI

A tiny compromise here and there.  No big deal, right? Wrong!  Little compromises usually do not stay small.  So, the next one is easier. A mental attitude is sure to make an entrance ... "It wasn't that bad and besides, I got away with it."  But do we?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fast Horses, Wild Women, and More Money - VIGNETTE

Solomon had it all. Nothing was withheld from him. Did he find peace and fulfillment? No!  Because you can never get enough of what you do not need. Look closely, we might just see ourselves!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Friday, September 25, 2015

The One Left Over - The Marriage of Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther - VIGNETTE

What kind of a marriage could a former monk and a run away nun have? Wonderful, witty, funny and deeply soulical is the answer.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Measure Twice Cut Once Before You Walk Down The Aisle - POTPOURRI

Most women think that once married she can 'fix' him, 'change' him, or 'alter' him.  Aisle, Alter, Hymn translated "I'll Alter Him" is a grand illusion. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What's Its Value? You Decide - POTPOURRI

A man put new tires on his car and put the older ones by the curb with a sign which read, "Free."  No one picked them up. So, he took down the 'free' sign, replaced it with a sign, "For Sale - $25."  Someone stole them!  What affects the value of an object?  You decide!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

God's Vegans- POTPOURRI

Standing up for one's convictions, based on God's Word, is not popular and in fact could be dangerous. Daniel and his friends remained true to their God. Their God remained faithful to them. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, September 21, 2015

Through The Looking Glass - VIGNETTE

A freshman does not know he does not know. A sophomore knows he does not know. A junior knows but he does not know he knows. A senior knows and knows he knows.  "For now we see in a mirror dimly...." CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Why Me, Lord?- POTPOURRI

When things are going not so good in your life, have you ever asked the question?  When things are going well in your life, have you ever asked, "Lord, why me?"  We should, you know.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, September 19, 2015

God Uses Whom And What He Chooses - POTPOURRI

What does an armadillo, a mockingbird, a pecan, and a cat have in common? God used them to plant a tree!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bargain Basement Baby - POTPOURRI

Can anyone identify with Leah? She was an unloved Bargain Basement Baby to Jacob but not to God!  Abigail?  Married to a fool and a mean one, at that.  She was a classy, third floor furs and ball-gown type but treated like a Bargain Basement Baby! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Goads, The Girls, and Shorty - VIGNETTE

As a child, I enjoyed watching my uncle and other men on horseback move ‘the girls’ and Shorty to another location. Shorty was rebellious and goads were used in order to make him move. The words of God are like goads and will-driven nails.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, September 14, 2015

No Lines! No Waiting! Free Gift Offer! - POTPOURRI

Everyone likes free stuff.  But this free gift offer has no strings attached. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The One Who Is With Us - VIGNETTE

We awake every morning and find more evil has been committed than the day before. If our focus is street-level, the result will be worry and fear. But God proclaims, “…The One who is in you is greater….”  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A 500 LB Gorilla Or A Teaching Shepherd - VIGNETTE

A message or sermon takes more than the craft of putting words together. What the “teacher” is his message will disclose. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Cure For What Ails You - VIGNETTE

Picture a continuum. On one end there are the Proud, The Many, The Strong. On the opposite end, there are The Insignificant, The Worm, The Maggot.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Is It Possible to “Unbless” What and Whom God Has Blessed? - VIGNETTE

To bless means to fill with benefits, either as an end in itself or to make the object blessed a source of further blessings for others. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Begets of the Bible - VIGNETTE

“I see Lord, from this, that my father’s piety cannot be handed on; that is bad news for me. But I also see …” CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Dirty Dozen And The Subtle Six - VIGNETTE

Knowing what God considers evil and avoiding it is the right thing to do. We know, the “Dirty Dozen.”  The “Subtle Six” wrecks lives and brings pain as well. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hey Doc! Whatcha Looking For? - VIGNETTE

Whatever man discovers only raises more questions.  So the search continues. Will Durant said, "The greatest question of our time is not .... It is whether men can live without God." CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dead Crows And A Dying Parrot - VIGNETTE

'Birds of a feather flock together'.  How could it be that a well loved parrot would fly with the crows? The outcome will not be good!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Who Is Really Looking After You? - VIGNETTE

My friend has been diagnosed with dementia. And understandably, scared and worried about her tomorrows.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Love Letters Straight From The Heart - VIGNETTE

I read my husband's love letters last evening. Surprisingly, reading did not make me sad, but brought me comfort.  May this vignette bless you but also challenge you.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sometimes Words Belong To The Wind - VIGNETTE

Have you, or someone you love, spoken words out of the despair of one's souls that were not logical? Words without substance, belong to the wind!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Monday, August 31, 2015

Some People's Sins ARE Obvious, Other's Not So Much - VIGNETTE

We are comparing and contrasting the sin of Peter and Job. In doing so, we just might recognize ourselves!  Adversity does not make us frail; it only shows us how frail we are.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Terminal! - VIGNETTE

The knock-out rose I was given is dying. It is 'terminal'.  What if you or someone you love here the word, 'terminal'?  That is when the spiritual 'rubber' meets the road of reality. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, August 29, 2015

If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy - VIGNETTE

This kind of woman is like a Queen Bee. Everyone circles around her, like worker bees, trying to please. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, August 28, 2015

Make Your Own Dirt! - VIGNETTE

Whether it is recognized or acknowledged, every living thing is totally dependent upon God's faithfulness.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bani and Buni - "Five Star" Bible Teachers

Have you not heard of these men? I highly recommend their teaching! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Water Alone Does Not Make Clean - VIGNETTE

Plain water sits on the surface of one's skin or clothes. It's not wet enough to get into the tiny fibers. Soap must be added, then the wetter water can clean. What about spiritual cleansing? Can baptism save?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

And He Made The Devil Pay For It! - VIGNETTE

Will the Lord supply your needs?  Absolutely! Sometimes He supplies a believer's needs in very unexpected ways.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, August 21, 2015

Conflicting Voices ...Who's Right? Ah ... God Has Spoken! VIGNETTE

"God is not a man that He should lie ..."  "The Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind ...."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Be Like The Kneeling Camel - VIGNETTE

Too Much listed on your calendar?  Do you have a 'to dos' list that would choke a horse?  Can't sleep?  Then this vignette is for you!   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Make Sure Joshua Hears "MAKE SURE WE KNOW" - VIGNETTE

Old soldiers die and then what? Is the battle won? How loving and kind of the Lord to give Joshua inside information.  We, too, are enlisted in service. It is great comfort to know how the battle will end.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Morally Incontinent - VIGNETTE

When a brother or sister in Christ plan and devise in advance, to sin in plain sight, should we not be grieved?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, August 15, 2015

People I'm Going To Bite - VIGNETTE

Bearing a Grudge or wishing to pay someone back for wrongs done is a common emotion. But the Lord leaves us NO room in our hearts to hold such thoughts. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Stitch In Time Saves Nine - VIGNETTE

Grandmother knew it was easier to repair a tear with one broken thread.  This advice is sound also to apply spiritual when one's life is unraveling.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Funniest Thing Happened! - VIGNETTE

I transplanted 22 plum trees many years ago. You will never believe what fruit they bear!  Spiritually, we either produce 'deeds of the flesh' or 'fruit of the Spirit'.  What is planted in your heart's garden? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Sign To Be Opposed - VIGNETTE

Do you think that God is surprised at the increase of Christ haters? Not at all. For this, "He is appointed."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Temptation Is Sure To Ring Your Doorbell ... - VIGNETTE

...But you don't have to answer it!  What is your own particular temptation? God said He provides a way of escape.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Muster And Catch-Up - VIGNETTE

This is not a picnic! We are speaking of the beginning of a matter, the process, and finally the end.  We know what we want and pray in that regard. The process is how we get from point A to where God is taking us.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Monday, August 3, 2015

The Knock Out Rose TRANSPLANTED -VIGNETTE

The beautiful rose given me in June had to be transplanted! It was not thriving, and in fact was dying. A spiritual lesson is to be learned from this experience.  See John 15:1-5.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tidbits of Wisdom From Grandmother - VIGNETTE

What does 'Don't count your chickens before they hatch' mean?  OR 'Buying a pig in a poke'?  'Don't cry over spilled milk'?  Grandmother's wisdom will explain!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN






Friday, July 31, 2015

Don't Call Me, I'll Call You - VIGNETTE

The representative of the Lord of the whole earth was presented and stood before Felix, the Governor - a servant of Rome. Paul delivered an alarming message. Felix's response? The same attitude we often hear today.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


We've Got To Get Off This Planet! - VIGNETTE

A Russian man has committed $100 million dollars to a project looking for intelligent life in the universe. Why?  "This earth is finite. We've got to get off the planet."  Humanism says, "No deity will save us. We must save ourselves.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Watching The Bathers - VIGNETTE

I watched as God's beautiful creatures came to the water sprinkler for a bath.  Each one had their own particular method of bathing. God makes sure His glory is displayed for all to see!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Marriage of John & Idelette Calvin - Cold Soup Slowly Warmed - VIGNETTE

"Love needs to come after marriage -- not simply before. Love needs to grow warmer and mature after the couple are married."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel? U.S. Court Ruled No! - VIGNETTE

For 13 years, Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky and his parents have waited to see how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule. The issue? Would their son, born in Jerusalem, be allowed to have "Israel" on his passport (A Jerusalem-born American).  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Q & A - VIGNETTE

See if your answers are the same as mine.  Here are two of the five questions:
  1. What is the worst thing in the world?
  2. What is the heaviest thing in the world?
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cowlicks and Freckles - VIGNETTE

Some brilliant mathematician counted the number of our relatives, up to 500 years, it took to make us, us!  That is, we all have a likeness which is derived from our parents.  That is the physical. But what about the spiritual?   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Maturity -- VIGNETTE

What is Maturity?  (1) Maturity sees the big picture (2) Maturity will not become bitter....and more.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - VIGNETTE

Most of us know the rainbow's beginning but where does it end? To whom does the beautiful Rainbow belong? Do  you children know this Biblical truth?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, July 17, 2015

A Short Tale of 3 Generations - VIGNETTE

The first generation generates. The second generates speculates. The third generation ... listen to find out!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ooops ... Forgot Something! - VIGNETTE

As a young bride, my dear friend made her first homemade sweet-potato pie only to discover she had forgotten something.  We can forget an important step, in our walk and in our service to our Lord, as well.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Selah ... 3 of 71 -- VIGNETTE

The word 'Selah' is found 71 times in The Psalms and 3 times in Habakkuk.  Psalm 3 describes David running for his life from his son, and yet trusting in the Yahwey.  Pause and think about that!  'Selah'. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dr. Jobe Martin at Scofield Bible Study in Clifton, Texas

We have made available the latest teachings from guest Bible teacher Dr. Jobe Martin from Biblical Discipleship Ministries.

The Achilles Heels of Evolution
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New Age, New Spirituality, and Deception
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The Crimson Worm
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Scrubbed! VIGNETTE

"Scrubbed" is often used to describe intended erasing data off a hard drive. It is 'Scrubbed", as in cleaned. What do you think? Is there an intended purpose to "SCRUB" the knowledge of God from our hearts and minds?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

In this vignette there are two books mentioned:  This Great Nation and America: Founded As A Christian Nation, both which were written by Dr. Mal Couch.


Monday, July 13, 2015

The Mount of Olives, What A Surprising Twist! VIGNETTE

When we think of the Mount of Olives our minds run to the Passion of our Lord. But there is a surprising twist of events on this mountain!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Conversations With Bathsheba -- VIGNETTE

We don't have a lot of Bathsheba's words recorded.  But we can learn from the ones that are written in The Word of God.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

Does God Know The Future? What Do You Believe? VIGNETTE

From cover to cover, Genesis to Revelation, God proclaims that it is He who is in charge of the universe and all that it contains. Listen to three profound examples from the Word of God. Comfort here!   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Homemakers And The Self-Employed - VIGNETTE

Think the job of being a full time stay at home wife and mom is easy? Think being self-employed is a walk in the park? Think again!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Friday, July 10, 2015

From Hero to Zero: Don't Feel Like The Lone Ranger -- VIGNETTE

Have you ever been betrayed by those who professed love and friendship?  Well, don't feel like The Lone Ranger.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, July 6, 2015

God Gave Them Over - VIGNETTE

The Supreme Court's decision last week means to me that God's Righteous judgment cannot but fall on America. The last dark, deep evil has been reached.      CLICK HERE TO LISTEN 


Ever Wonder Why Salt And Not Sugar? VIGNETTE

Standing around a table full of tempting goodies Sunday morning, before Bible study, a friend remarked, "The Lord told us to be salt not sugar!"  She was right!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Come, Make A Bargain - A Chicken In Every Pot --VIGNETTE

The Assyrian King has taken Israel into exile.  Judah is next on the list and offers to bargain with them. Promises, Promises ...sounds like America.  You can have a chicken in every pot!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Only Eleven Miles To Go -- VIGNETTE

A.W. Tozer said, "...Perverted notions about Good soon rot the religion in which they appear."  A religion of convenience became a paganized religion, instituted by Jeroboam and followed by the masses, although it was only 11 miles to Jerusalem.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Knock-Out Rose -- VIGNETTE

A friend gave me a beautiful Knock-Out Rose. I was delayed in planting it. Heavy rains were forecasted and if I had planted it, the rose would have drowned.  I drew an analogy about (1) our children (2) baby Christians (3) Young men in the ministry.  Drowning is an ever present danger.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Monday, June 22, 2015

Molly, What Is Your Father's Work? - VIGNETTE

This is a true story. Children are great observers but poor interpreters.  We are often like Molly, as we observe our Heavenly Father's work. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Do you See What I See? - VIGNETTE

Rioting, destruction of property, mayhem is everywhere around us. Do you see what I see? Do you think what I think?

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Monday, June 15, 2015

New Book Release: Evangelical Bible Doctrine

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Pilgrim's Regress - SERIES

Judges 13:1-25
Have you ever wondered how Samson got to be listed in chapter 11 of Hebrews?

Judges 14:1-20
“Sonny Boy” (Samson) had some issues and that is putting it kindly.  Seven times, Scripture records him “going down.”  Anytime we decide to do our own will, and not God’s will, we too will be going down spiritually. 

Judges 15-16
Samson is all about Samson. He toys with people and loves riddles (to tie a knot, so to be intricate).  He will get trapped in his own game soon!

Closing Thoughts
Samson is listed in Heb. 11:32-34. Based on the way he lived his life, how did he demonstrate his faith? We are all ‘Sermons in shoes”.  How might our lives demonstrate our professed faith?


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Friday, June 12, 2015

Face Time - VIGNETTE

THIS IS NOT FOR LITTLE EARS

Proximity without intimacy is inevitable destructive Intimacy ( IN TO ME SEE) is achieved in direct proportion to weaving our lives together day by day. Marital, physical intimacy is not the whole of a marriage, but it is extremely important.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Little Red Ridinghood - VIGNETTE

Many women are like this childhood story. They see the dangers or have strong suspicious that their man is not what he says he is. But they make excuses and tell themselves lies - then the sorrow begins.  Domestic violence is often just around the corner.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dying To Be Thin -- SERIES

  • Anorexia Nervosa is a voluntary starvation leading to emaciation and sometimes to death. 
  • Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge-eating and purging.  

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Night Songs - The Sequel - VIGNETTE

If you listened to the original Night Song Vignette, you will remember it was about my mom. This is an update about her physical condition and the condition of her soul, as a result of singing 'Night Songs".  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Monday, June 1, 2015

How To Have A Failed (Street-Level) Ministry - VIGNETTE

Who, in the Bible, had a successful (street-level) ministry?  Thank the Lord, He does not evaluate one's ministry according to man's standards! So what is the great divide? Truth in love.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Night Songs - VIGNETTE

We all face circumstances in which we are sad. The grief or sorrows often feel overwhelming. But we can have a night song in our hearts, even when it is breaking. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

No Selfies In Heaven -- VIGNETTE

A popular past time in our culture is taking "selfies".  I know there will be no "selfies" allowed in heaven, do you?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


A Scarecrow In A Cucumber Field -- VIGNETTE

An idol "can do no harm nor can they do any good."  But idols, whether material or in a heart, lead us away from the Living, Loving God ...then it is bad ... very bad!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


The Voice -- VIGNETTE

I was asked to watch the popular T.V. program titled, "The Voice".  As I watched, I was reminded of John the Baptist. He was 'a voice' with a message extremely different from today's clamoring voices!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


You Did Well ... Nevertheless... --VIGNETTE

If you could have any ministry, without any limitations or restrictions, what would you chose? King David's heart's desire was to build a house for the Name of the Lord but God said, "No".
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Show Me The Way Home - CLASS

God's people knew that Egypt was not home. They knew the wilderness wasn't home, either.  God had promised their home was the Land of Promise, but where were they walking?  Why did they seem to leave 'the way' so often?  And did God leave them?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

God's Old Folks - VIGNETTE

None of us is getting younger. We need to be mindful just how short our lives are.  So, the question is, "When the Lord calls me home, what ministry will I leave behind?"  "In what did I invest?"  Moses said, "Teach us to number our days..."  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

The Almighty's GPS - VIGNETTE

Can anyone hide from God? The Almighty knows each of us intimately. And though we are no bigger than a grain of sand, in the world of 7 billion people, He loves us! How amazing is that?
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Chopped! -- VIGNETTE

On the T.V. program, the contestant gets chopped because the judges found something wrong with the dish they had prepared. But how does one get 'chopped' on God's program? CLICK HERE TO READ


Monday, April 13, 2015

Discipline Ain't No Fun! -- VIGNETTE

Have you ever been disciplined by the Lord? I pray you have "for whom the Lord Loves He reproves".  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

God Doesn't Text Nor Email But He Does Answer Calls - VIGNETTE

Only in distress do people call out to God, such is human nature. We must all come to the end of ourselves and use "The Land-Line" whom God has provided.  When we call, The Lord answers!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Truth In Advertising - VIGNETTE

It is difficult to find a product that really does what it claims to do. Not so with HAMAS. Hamas in Hebrew means 'violence'.  Now, how truthful is that!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Thursday, April 2, 2015

When God Whistles, Nation Move! VIGNETTE

The political landscape shifted yesterday with our government alterations. The President is fulfilling his promise to "fundamentally transform America".  Troubling? Yes! But God is in control and when He 'whistles', nations move!  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


The Antichrist and Islam
Update on Ezekiel 38 & 39


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No Tweaks Needed - VIGNETTE

So much of God's inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word is being altered these days. The liberal-minded see the Bible as a collection of fables, myths, and falsehoods.  But what does God say about His Word?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Mountain Top Experiences - VIGNETTE

We all want our mountain top experiences to last, but they never do. So, when they end, then what?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

When Little Ones Die -- VIGNETTE

There is no greater sorrow known than when one stands by the casket of a tiny child. Do these, who have died, go to heaven?  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Sunday, March 29, 2015

All Of This And No Thanks? - VIGNETTE

In all of Scripture, have you ever read that the Lord said, "Thank you for all you have done?"

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Snake on a Stick - VIGNETTE

God's people are at it again ...complaining and becoming impatient (do you know anyone like this?). God sent fiery serpents to bite them and also provided a remedy. So what has this to do with Christ?

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When God Wore Sandals - VIGNETTE

'Emptied of His Glory; God became a man,  to walk on earth in ridicule and shame.  A ruler yet a servant; a Shepherd yet a Lamb...He is Lord.'   -- A portion of a stanza from '"He Is Lord".

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Puppies For Sale - VIGNETTE

It takes another to thoroughly identify with the hurting, bleeding, the lame, and the dead to make a difference in their life.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Quilt of Guilt - VIGNETTE

Guilt is often a quilt we weave for ourselves of sins, faults, and failures of long ago.  Sometimes we wrap ourselves in its folds as we remember.

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Strike or Speak …What’s The Big Deal? - VIGNETTE

Moses had no idea what a ‘big deal’ this event was to God. It had far greater significance than he could realize. The event will have a direct bearing on his and Aaron’s future.

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Under The Sun and Beneath The Moon - VIGNETTE

Time … we each have a limited amount, predetermined by God. All beneath the moon will wane. Everything under the sun will be eclipsed. We can look but will never find in Time that which is only to be discovered in Eternity.

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Did Jesus Ever Ask for Prayer - VIGNETTE

A statement was made that it was "precious that Jesus asked His disciples to pray for him.”  What do you think?

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Want To Die - VIGNETTE

 Some of God's greatest servants wished to die. It is interesting to read the Lord's answer to their request.

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To Count or Not To Count, That Is The Question - VIGNETTE

 When God commands to count ...count!  But if He does not ... better not!  What about us? Know any misers? What about 'spend-a-holics', who are deeply in debt? Should we count our pennies?

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It Is Good To Be Left Behind - VIGNETTE

 Many years ago an astute observer said, "Children are the living message we send to a time we will not see."  Almost 30 years have passed since I read that statement. It is only now that I understand its full meaning.

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I Was Praying - VIGNETTE

 I was praying in regard to a day trip that was planned, and stopped my prayer in mid-sentence. Why?  You will need to listen to find out the answer!

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DIY ... Not Here! - VIGNETTE

It is much less expensive to do your own home repairs. But when it comes to Spiritual/Eternal matters, it is the WORST decision anyone could ever make! Nadab and Abihu learned too late, that DIY was a fatal mistake.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Insight ... Get Some!

The Disciples had seen The Lord work awesome miracles, yet had not gained insight. They did not understand the true nature of Jesus. Do you think you or I would have fared better? Do we lack insight in the spiritual realm? Let us not kids ourselves!

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God Meant It For Good (continued)- VIGNETTES

STUDY 15: Saying Good-bye - The Last Family Meeting.  Jacob, by faith and under Divine Inspiration, speaks to each son about 'near' issues and far future prophecies.  He acts as a Beacon both to guide and warn these, his twelve sons and their descendants. Do you think they listened? (Genesis 49)

STUDY 16: You Meant Evil ...God Meant It FOR GOOD.  Joseph had a long life of service to God. But now he is dying. He provided for his family for many years.  With his death what will happen to his family? Faith looks upward ... Hope looks forward.   (Genesis 50)

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Monday, February 23, 2015

God Meant It For Good (continued)- VIGNETTES

STUDY 11: All For One and One For All.  There's ONE more test to come.  Joseph will clearly see if these, his brothers, are changed men. Will they dump brother Ben to save themselves? (Genesis 44)

STUDY 12: A Day To Remember.  This is one of the greatest examples in the Bible of God's Sovereignty and Providence.  Joseph understands that his brothers indeed sold him but God sent him ahead for the saving of lives, most especially his own family! (Genesis 45)

STUDY 13: When Where Is There?  We finally know where God will multiply Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob's descendents. We are There!  Predominate is the promise of blessing to the actual fulfillment. God tells Jacob ... "There I will make you a great nation." (Genesis 46-47)

STUDY 14: A Life Time To Learn: God's Way Is Best.  Jacob has had a life time to understand that God's way is best. No deception, no 'back-room' deals. He will bless the sons of Joseph but the way Joseph's Dad was blessing them 'was evil in his sight.'  Seems Joseph had some learning to do! (Genesis 48)


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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

God Meant It For Good (continued)- VIGNETTES

STUDY 8: God's Absolute Sovereignty. Joseph is now 30 years old. He is still in prison but this will change and change dramatically! Joseph had made the 'Roller-Coaster' ride from Riches to Rags.  Now he will go from Rags to Riches. What a difference a day makes! (Genesis 41)

STUDY 9: Turning Up The Heat And Turning On The Light. Joseph is about 37 years old now. He is second in command of all Egypt. Jacob sends ten of his sons to Egypt to buy grain. That is 'street-level' but God is moving His people, ever so slowly, toward fulfilling this promise to Abram in Genesis 15:13.  One must have spiritual vision to see the invisible hand of God in all circumstances. (Genesis 42)

STUDY 10:  God's Word Stands Forever, But He Uses Time And ....  Finally, Joseph sees his brothers for the first time in many years. But he must not emotionally collapse. One more test for his brothers.  Have they changed since they sold him? (Genesis 43)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

God Meant It For Good (continued) - VIGNETTES

STUDY 4: From Riches to Rags. Joseph was a rich kid and totally loved by his dad. In a single day his life changed forever. This special one became a slave! Where is God? Does He care? (Genesis 37)

STUDY 5: Meanwhile, Back at the 'Ranch".  We know where Joseph is. We know where Jacob is physically and emotionally but there is a lot happening in Joseph's absence back at the 'Ranch'. (Genesis 38)

STUDY 6: No Matter Where I Go, There I Am.  Joseph did not 'preach' nor 'pass out tracks' telling everyone about The God of the Hebrews. No, he walked the walk.  Joseph, as well as our own focus will be directed by where we place our affections.  (Genesis 39)

STUDY 7: The Mysterious Providence of God.  It has been eleven years since Joseph was taken down to Egypt. He is 28 years old now, serving other prisoners in the prison where he was unjustly imprisoned. He is close to graduation but does not have a clue.  (Genesis 40)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

God Meant It For Good - VIGNETTES

STUDY 1:  Introduction to the life of Joseph. We must see where this man comes from to understand where he finds himself as a slave in Egypt. 

STUDY 2: We take a whirl-wind ride through Genesis. We are going toward the study of Joseph's life.

STUDY 3: Family favoritism, "helping God out', Tricks and deception cause great difficulty for the family of Joseph and will ultimately put Jacob's favorite son in great peril.

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My Dad Said 'Guard Your Heart' - VIGNETTE

It is so very easy to forget to keep watch over our hearts and often trouble comes as a result. So when we forget to watch our emotions and they carry us away, how do we 'get it back together'? Click here to listen.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Walking on the Edge: Lot brought Lot a Lot of Trouble - Vignette

Many believers attempt to walk on the edge of the culture thinking they will not fall. I guess a few don't but the vast majority become snared, causing wreck and ruin to themselves and those around them. We can earn a lot more from the man, Lot.  Click here to listen.

Your Mother Is Looking For You - Vignette

What is the difference between the biological family and the spiritual family. Is there a difference? Well, Jesus answers this question.  Click here to listen.

This Isn't It: Keep Moving - Vignette

Have you ever had a 'perfect' day and would like it to be forever? The poet, Longfellow, said it well, "Into each life some rain must fall."  Click here to listen.

The Kiss of Betrayal - Vignette

How painful it is to be betrayed, especially by a kiss.  Better to be betrayed than to be the betrayer!  Click here to listen.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Motives Are Like Stowaways ...Vignette

Why do we do what we do and say what we say? Often there is a 'pay-off'. To check one's motive BEFORE one responds or reacts is to be wise.  Click here to listen.

Adjust or Self Destruct: Remember Lot's Wife - Vignette

Many of us can be captured in the trap of wanting to have or to be what once was. This is one of many of Satan's ploys. Life never stays the same ... adjust or self-destruct!  Click here to listen.

What If You Knew? - Vignette


What would your life be like if God had sent you a fax detailing ALL the events you would face in your life?  Click here to listen.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Does A New Year Grow Old? - VIGNETTE

 Does A New Year Grow Old?
A few thoughts "from my heart to yours" as we end 2014.