Friday, February 27, 2009


Its easy to get caught up in the daily routine and take things for granted oh like just being able to talk with Our Heavenly Father. When I read this e-mail I knew it had to be shared.

Deck of Cards

It was quiet that day,the guns and the mortars,and landmines for some reason hadn't been heard.

The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.

As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk.

Just then an army sergeant came in and said, 'Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?'

The soldier replied, 'I thought I would stay behind and spend some time with the Lord.'

The sergeant said, 'Looks to me like you're going to play cards.'

The soldier said, 'No, sir. You see, since we are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual books in this country,

I've decided to talk to the Lord by studying this deck of cards.'

The sergeant asked in disbelief, 'How wil l you do that?'

'You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that there is only one God.

The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments

The Three represents the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.

The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The Five is for the five virgins there were ten but only five of them were glorified.

The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.

The Seven is for the day God rested after making His Creation.

The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives -- the eight people God spared from the flood that destroyed the Earth.

The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked Him.

The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.

The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of Go d's first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of eternal hell.

The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.

The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.

When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with 365 total, one for every day of the year.

There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year.

The four suits represent the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.

So when I want to talk to God and thank Him,

I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for.'

The sergeant just stood there.

After a minute, with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, he said, 'Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?'

Please let this be a reminder and take time to pray for all of our soldiers who are being sent away, putting their lives on the line fighting

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Leap of Faith

Not to long ago I wrote about how one person matters

After all a person's value comes from God

It's like I read somewhere when you realize that everything you have comes from God.

Well everyone does matter.

Okay Okay allow me to set the stage

Last week at the Singles Ministry that I attend quite frequently we had a baptism service.

There were 14 people that had signed up to be baptized last Thursday

Last Thursday morning the singles Pastor felt God impress on him how they were more people that needed to be baptized.

So he sets off to the store and gets 8 shirts and 7 pair of shorts all different sizes of course.

That night everything that the Pastor had purchased was used. Instead of 14 being baptized 21 people were now baptized.

I want to talk about the last person for just a minute he walked up to the Pastor and said "Do you think that God can love me?"

Well you guessed it the Pastor said Yes and He led him in the prayer of salvation and then He was baptized that night.

Thus all the clothes that the Pastor had purchased was used and instead of 14 people baptized 21 people got baptized.

Talk about a spiritual High.

I must admit I just wanted to sit there and soak up Gods Presence like a sponge.

To soak Gods love up like a sponge.

For you see the Pastor listened to God and as the Pastor tapped the rock God was faithful.

Well lets just say a lot of people had spiritual hangovers so to speak

Always remember you do matter for God knew you before He formed the Earth.

Think about it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


If you never had any doubts about your salvation,
I doubt you have ever been saved . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrian Rogers

Jesus responds to our doubts by showing us who He really is (Matt 11: 4-6)

Gods word is not given for information

Gods word is given for transformation

Jesus never breaks His promise

"I show you doubt, to prove that faith exists." ---Robert Browning

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." --John Wooden

Remember God loves you where ever you are.

Whatever your feelings are that is what God wants

Remember God uses the weak to lead the strong