The Garden….

II Peter 3:18a “But grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…”
The Garden 
                I come to the garden alone,  while the dew is still on the roses….      
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING, PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:                                     
1. Peace of mind                                     
2. Peace of heart                                     
3. Peace of soul                             
1. Squash gossip                                   
2. Squash indifference                                   
3. Squash grumbling                                   
4. Squash selfishness                            
1. Lettuce be faithful                                     
2. Lettuce be kind                                     
3. Lettuce be patient                                     
4. Lettuce really love one another                             
1. Turnip for service for Jesus                               
2. Turnip for meetings. Start with Prayer                                     
3. Turnip to help one another         
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:                                    
1. Thyme for God                                    
2. Thyme for each other                                    
3. Thyme for family                                    
II Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Him be the glory both now and forever, amen.”

They are watching….

Proverbs 8:7 “For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips.”

 They are watching… 

        Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston , Texas . Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area.

        When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, “You’d better give the quarter back. It would be wrong to keep it..”

        Then he thought, “Oh, forget it, it’s only a quarter. Who would worry about this little amount? Anyway, the bus company gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a ‘gift from God’ and keep quiet.”

         When his stop came, he paused momentarily at the door, and then he handed the quarter to the driver and said,

“Here, you gave me too much change.”

         The driver, with a smile, replied, “Aren’t you the new preacher in town? I have been thinking a lot lately about going somewhere to worship. I just wanted to see what you would do if I gave you too much change. I’ll see you at church on Sunday.” 

       When the preacher stepped off of the bus, he literally grabbed the nearest light pole, held on, and said, oh God; I almost sold your Son for a quarter.” 

        Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read. This is a really scary example of how much people watch us as Christians and will put us to the test! Always be on guard — and remember — You carry the name of Christ on your shoulders when you call yourself, “CHRISTian.”

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Reminder. God bless you for presenting honesty and truth as He does. The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not PROTECT you…


John 8:12 “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

The Light Turned Yellow……

Mat 15:11 & 18 “What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them…But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. ”
The Light Turned Yellow
     The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of
a very serious police officer.
     The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.. He took her to the
police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed
in a holding cell.
     After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.
She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting
with her personal effects. He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally….I assumed you had stolen the car.”
Mat 12:34 “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
James 1:19 “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;”

Faith to Live By…

Faith is an important word in the Bible. We are first saved by grace
through faith and after we have trusted Christ to be our Savior versus
our Church and/or deeds we are then supposed to walk by faith.
That concept is definitely not one that you will hear taught by most of the
philosophers and teachers of this world.

What step in your life will require you this morning to place your faith in
a sovereign God who created you this morning? Do you struggle to let go?
Faith and obedience go hand in hand. How are you doing this morning?

II Cor 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

The Cliff


A man named Jack was walking along a steep cliff one day when he
accidentally got too close to the edge and fell. On the way down he
grabbed a branch, which temporarily stopped his fall.

He looked down and to his horror saw that the canyon fell
straight down for more than a thousand feet. He couldn’t hang onto the
branch forever, and there was no way for him to climb up the steep wall
of the cliff.

So Jack began yelling for help, hoping that someone passing by
would hear him and lower a rope or something.

“HELP! HELP! Is anyone up there? HELP!” He yelled for hours, but no one
heard him. He was about to give up when he heard a voice.

“Jack, Jack. Can you hear me?”

“Yes, yes! I can hear you. I’m down here!”

“I can see you, Jack. Are you all right?”

“Yes, but . . . Who are you, and where are you?”

“I am the Lord, Jack. I’m everywhere.”

“The Lord? You mean, GOD?”

“That’s Me.”

“God, please help me! I promise if You’ll get me down from here, I’ll
stop sinning. I’ll be a really good person. I’ll serve You for the rest of my life.”

“Easy on the promises, Jack. Let’s just get you down from there; then we
can talk. Now, here’s what I want you to do. Listen carefully.”

I’ll do anything, Lord. Just tell me what to do.”

“Okay. Let go of the branch.”


“I said, let go of the branch. Just trust Me. Let go.”

There was a long silence. Finally Jack yelled, “HELP! HELP!


Have you ever felt like Jack? We say that we want to know the will of
God, but when we find out what it is, we can’t handle it. It sounds too
scary, too difficult. We decide to look elsewhere. The story of jack and
letting go sounds a bit extreme but how many times does performing God’s
will seem extreme?

When He says, “Let go of the things that stand between you and Me,
and trust Me with your life,” it sounds pretty scary. But when we let go, we
find freedom and safety in His hands.” And the peace that passes
understanding does not occur until we let go!

How strong is your faith in the LORD this morning? Do you trust Him to
be in control of the events in your life today?

Heb 11:6a “But without faith it is impossible to please Him…”