Tuesday, November 13, 2012


We have all done it at one point or another...We worried.  There was something going on in our life that we couldn't control, fix, or find a solution to when we wanted to.  Worry isn't all that helpful but some of us live constantly in a state of worry.  Once a problem gets solved we find something else to worry about.  So what does the Bible say about it?

“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up” (Proverbs 12:25, NIV).

“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
 (Also see Psalm 55:22-23)

“Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’” (Luke 12:22-26, NIV). (Also see Matthew 6:25-34)

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 42:5).

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones” (Proverbs 3:5-8).

“…the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:26-28).

These are just a few examples of what the Bible says about worry.  So when God made us He had a plan for us to deal with these feelings.  He knew that we would need Him.  God is our answer to those times of worry, doubt, fear, anxiety, etc.  He wants us to trust Him.  He wants our problems, prayers, and to give us peace.  God is in control...He made the world we live in and everyone around us.  Shouldn't God be the one we run to?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Now on amazon.com

Candlelight By Night the documentary my wife and I shot on the Underground Railroad in Clermont County, Ohio is now available on amazon.com.  Thank you to Carol who emailed me today!  I have just been approved as a seller.  The price is $7.00 which may be subject to change depending on availability!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Never Alone

Psalm 139

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
    Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
    your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
    and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

No matter what we are going through, where we are, who we are God is with us.  We cannot run away or escape Him.  This was brought to my attention at a bible study on Sunday Evening.  I never thought of that before.  He is always with us.  

So many times I just felt like God was far away.  That my prayers had to float up to Him.  It may seem very silly to some of you but that's kind of how I always thought of things.  

Just trust that He is there and that He hears you.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Obey God

How important is it that we obey God?  We often say that He will forgive us no matter what but what does it really mean to obey Him?

1 Samuel 15:22
 But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

 Romans 2:13 (NIV) For it is not those who hear the law that are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

Psalm 25:10 (NIV) All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of the covenant.

John 8:32 (TEB) "If you obey my teaching you are really my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

John 15:10 (NIV) "If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love."

Deuteronomy 11:26-27 (NIV) "See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse--the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today."

Exodus 19:5 (NIV) "Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of the nations you will be my treasured possession."

Numbers 24:7 (NIV) "...Because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land..." (Read context in Numbers 14.)

Hebrews 4:6 (NIV) It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience.

1 John 3:21-22 (NIV) Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.

 John 14:23-24 (NIV) Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching... He who does not love me will not obey my teaching."

1 John 2:4-5 (Phi) The man who claims to know God but does not obey his laws is not only a liar but lives in self-delusion. But the more a man obeys God's laws the more truly and fully does he show his love for him. Obedience is the test of whether we live in God or not.

So pretty quickly looking at these verses from the Bible we see that obedience is very important.  Through our obedience He blesses us, He answers our prayers.  So when you may have some doubt what He wants for your life just start with obedience and He will lead you.  He wants you to be obedient.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Who's plan matters?

We often make plans for our lives.  It's easy to say I want to be here or doing this in so many months or years.  Often we put our faith in our plans forgetting that if we have any faith in God we should be seeking Him and trusting that He has the best plan.

Jeremiah 29:11 states "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

It is so easy to get caught up in chasing our own dreams.  Television programs, radio shows, music and books that are very popular tell us the world is ours and we can achieve anything if we just believe it.  We live in a world where slogans like "Have it your way." are ways of life for most of it.  People get so caught up in getting the newest phone, having the best house, taking our kids to the best schools that often we forget about God.  Selfishness runs rampant in our world.  A world that tells everyone to look out for yourself.  Don't worry about your neighbor.

When we stop and look at what God is telling us in Jeremiah ..He has plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. That sounds like a wonderful promise.  Do we really trust Him that He will do what He says He will?  Most of the time we don't!  We put God in the corner and tell Him we have this under control.  When struggles come we might run to Him but it's not our fault it's His for making the world this way...or is it?

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
 11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. (Job 36:11)

God tells us in Psalms and in Job that we will be blessed if we keep his statues and seek him, if we obey and serve Him we will spend our days in prosperity and our years in pleasures.  He is telling us that if we do what He wants us to do and seek Him we will have prosperity and pleasure.  Isn't that what we want?  Is that what we are looking for?  

So let's get this straight we have worked ourselves to death and have next to nothing to show for it.  The money always runs out at the end of the month.  We have sacrificed our time with our children, spouses, and stressed ourselves out but we don't need to live that way.

God has given us the promises we need to be relaxed, prosperous, and have pleasure in our lives.  All we have to do is obey and seek Him.  It sounds too easy to be true doesn't it.  I challenge you to try it.  God is just waiting for you trust Him.  Hand over to Him your relationships, finances, give Him everything and just see if He doesn't do what He said He would.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Getting Rest

God rested on the 7th day so how important is rest? 

God Designed Rest From Labor

Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
Exodus 20:8-10 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates…”
Exodus 23:12 (KJV) Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. 

According to God's word we need rest.  We need to be refreshed.  

The pace of our world has gone from a walk, to a job and now a 24 hour 7 day a week sprint.  During these times we lose focus on the things God wants for us.  We get anxious and can't find peace.  So many things can distract us and keep us from truly being refreshed.

God Provides Rest From Trouble

Psalms 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Psalms 55:6 And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!  I would fly away and be at rest 
Isaiah 14:3-4 When the LORD has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: ”How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased!

God Promises Rest & Peace from Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?
2 Corinthians 2:13-14 my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia. But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 11:28-29 “…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

The scriptures were found on http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-about-rest-20-important-scriptures/

So please take a serious look at this because we need to rest our minds, bodies, and spirits.  God never meant for us to be so stressed out and busy.  He wants us to rest.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spiritual Growth

Unfortunately in life to go through growth we must first go through some difficulty.  If we never go through any difficulty or quit whenever things get tough we remain the same.  This is the same in our faith in God.

If we go through trials but we first run to the internet, a self help book which is not what the Bible is, or friends and family who are not in the faith we are heading the wrong direction!

It is through these trials that our roots grow deep in God.  The Bible says that God tries the heart in Proverbs 17:3 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but the LORD tests the heart.  He wants to know what you will do when the tough times come.  Can He trust you?  Will you fall away?  Philippians 4:5-7 Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

We are to glory in our trials (Romans 5:3) We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  In these we develop the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23

New International Version (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

God wants to use you but are you willing to go through the process He has for you to get there?  

Monday, September 24, 2012

More scripture(see last post)

Mark 11:22-26 New International Version (NIV) 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” [26] [b]

 John 15:7 King James Version (KJV) 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 King James Version (KJV) 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 Ephesians 3:13-21 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.

 Prayer for Spiritual Strength 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

1 John 5:1-5 New International Version (NIV) Faith in the Incarnate Son of God 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

 1 John 5:13-15 New International Version (NIV) Concluding Affirmations 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

2 Corinthians 9:8 New International Version (NIV) 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

 Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 91 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9 If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Philippians 4:5-7 New International Version (NIV) 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Feelings or Faith?

We live in a world where we are supposed to politically correct as to not offend or hurt anyone's feelings. Should we live our lives by feelings?

The Bible says we should live by faith. Faith is not a feeling, an emotion but an action we must put to work daily.

If we live by our feelings we will be tossed to and fro in the sea of life. Our emotions were not meant to rule us. I can get up in the morning and not feel like going to work should I be lead by that thought? What if you wake up tomorrow and want to walk away from a marriage just because you don't feel what you think you should? Is that ok?

To be led by faith requires trust in God, spending time in the scriptures and prayer. It takes a deep seeded dedication to God to grow our faith. It's when we don't feel like praying and trusting Him that we find ourselves living our faith.

A great example is found here in Luke 7:1-10 (New International Version)
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New International Version (NIV)
The Faith of the Centurion

7 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. 2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” 6 So Jesus went with them.

He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. 7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

So do you live by faith or feeling?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Do we believe?

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

When we go through rough times do we groan as we read this verse or do we embrace it?

To embrace it is to let go of our emotions or "feelings" and just trust Him. It is a place that some come through during difficulty, pain and in some cases panic. The pain we feel is very real and to be able to put it aside requires a strong faith.

Through our difficulties our faith is either revealed as weak or strong. When we run to people or websites or books to solve these things we may have made the biggest mistake we can make but not first going to the God whom we claim we have faith in. Are we wheat or are we tares? When difficulty comes in life how do we react?

Our reactions should first be to seek God because as the verse says above we know! We know! The faith we have in God should show us what to believe. Books, friends and websites can offer great advice but if that is where are faith is placed do we not see that God created all those things?

In order to grow and mature we must trust God as our first option! He didn't quit working when he created the earth. His plan hasn't come to an end. We must trust Him in all things. He will guide us and be a lamp unto our feet. He works for the good of those who love Him!

So as I wrap this up where is your faith? Who do you trust? Is your faith in the world stronger than your faith in God? If you are still struggling to answer this dig deeper in the Bible, pray longer, seek out people who are strong in their faith, observe them, find out how they reached the point in their faith to seek God first.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hold Onto Him

When we go through the storms of life there is no where better to be than to clinging to our rock Jesus.

It often takes some pretty rough storms for us to cling to Jesus as we should. It's in these times of need and great suffering that we go running to Him. We should always be in this position because it's by Him that we find grace and mercy, forgiveness and understanding.

Jesus has seen it all. Nothing surprises Him. He was tempted in every way..He had friends die, He wept.

Next time you feel like you are going through the storms of life..being attacked on every side hold tight to Him. Pray, praise, listen and trust.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


This song is one I've really gone to when things in life are getting really rough!

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Man In The Mirror

There are times in life when we actually become aware of our flaws and weaknesses. I am not a perfect man but boy have I treated people like I am. There are things carried over from my home life that I've projected even though it's not what God wants us to do.

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

When we spend too much time alone we miss these flaws. We can read all the scripture and pray all the prayers we want but until we see ourselves through someone else's eyes we have no idea who we are. Now I'm not saying look at all the people who hate you and say wow they are right! Find good God fearing people and spend time with them. Make the changes necessary to honor God and grow.

Please take some time to focus and mediate on this teaching because I've been blind to it for many years of my life. It takes some patience, trust and more trust to do this.

I pray you take the time to look in the mirror.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Not spending time with God

The longer when spend time away from God such as not praying, reading the bible and not spending time with other believers the more our lives resemble the world.

It doesn't take much time to forget His word and will for us. The results can be damaging not just to us but to those around us.

So please keep praying, reading your bible and seeking fellowship with other believers. God doesn't desire for us to fall but when we do we need to get back to these basics. God your will be done not mine.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Standing In Faith

I have been fortunate that I've been able to work with many true believers who love God and give thanks to His son Jesus daily. It has been a true gift and now I've applied to be involved in one of the farthest reaching ministries in the world. The Creation Museum.

We as followers of Jesus Christ must be ready to stand and be persecuted for our faith. The owners of Chick fil A have made this decision and have been accused of hate. But daily Christians are treated with hate worldwide. We are told to be tolerant but fewer will tolerate a life where a person truly lives for Christ.

In this world we must not grow weary or weak in our faith. We must remain rooted in God's word. We must remain strong in our prayers. We must have love. If we forget about love then we are very flawed in our faith.

I am not claiming to be perfect but drawing on what I have learned walking with God for 16 years of my life.

Going to church is not enough. Be a "good" person is not enough. Only when we confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and repent(ask for forgiveness of our sins) can we go to heaven. A place where there is no pain, no tears, perfect peace, a place where we will judge angels (1 Corinthians 6:3). What is sin? In Abrahamic contexts, "a sin" is an act that violates God's will. The 10 commandments come to us from Exodus 20:1-17. Here is the verse:

And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

We must remain strong in Christ.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Video and Reading

I've been very busy working on three documentaries. I hope to have at least 2 finished up by winter. It's been such a very busy year so far that I feel like it's slipping away before I was ready for it to begin.

I've been doing quite a bit of reading this month. I've almost completed the Anne of Green Gables series and read much of Dickens and Emily Bronte as well. It's very refreshing in a world that today is so different from that wonderful pace and time of life.

God is good and very soon my wife will be graduating from nursing school and I hope that will mean a much slower pace to our lives.

God Bless you and please spend some time with him in prayer today.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


After watching a pbs documentary on the Amish I'm jealous of the speed of their lives, the simplicity and gentleness.

I wonder how much richer our lives would be if we just learned to slow down?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Take Time

It's so hard in the busy world we live in to slow down. Make it a priority to pray each day for your family, friends, government,workplace, school and over every area. If you need more things to pray about join a prayer list and prayer group. We can never pray enough.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Taking on a Challenge

I've taken on a challenge to read every chapter of the bible and put it on youtube.com/richardshanereinert

God willing I will complete it in His timing. I have 6 chapters up so far at www.youtube.com/richardshanereinert

Do what you can for God!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Make it a priority!

This year make it a priority to spend time in the bible and in prayer. It seems like the middle east and the rest of the world is falling apart before our eyes. God is moving and we are definatly getting closer to the end times here. Do not be lukewarm be hot! We don't know when he is coming and when the end is. Only God knows.