Happy New Year!

We always say, “Happy New Year” at the beginning of the year, because we have high hopes for a new beginning. We make plans to change the things about ourselves that we do not like. For me, it is always to lose weight and to exercise more. It is a good plan, but it usually falls apart after a few weeks.

I believe I have found some better goals for this year. Someone shared this list with me recently and I want to share it with you.


Following are some suggestions for maintaining a grateful attitude:

1. Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.

2. Spend time in the Word.

3. Spend time praying and praising God.

4. Wake up each day with a happy heart.

5. Share the love of Jesus with your family and friends.

6. Smile at people.

7. Don't forget to thank people. Send thank you notes or e-mails.

8. Encourage others who may be going through a hard time.

9. Help others out. It may be giving a ride to someone, making a meal, offering a listening ear, or helping them fix something. Find a need, and do your part to fulfill that need.

10.Count your blessings. End each day with praise and thanksgiving.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

May God bless you abundantly with joy and His presence this year.

Love and Prayers,

Merry Christmas!

He Came

No room in the inn, not even for Him,
He was born of a lowly birth.
A star in the sky caused three men to sigh,
The Savior had come to earth.

Word would spread fast, He had come at last,
Many had waited so long.
The angels would sing a heavenly ring,
Shepherds would join in the song.

Gifts they would bring to honor the King,
Joy would flow through the land.
The sky was bright, what a glorious night,
God kept His promise to man.

What change would be made, caused by this Babe,
He was wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Persecution and strife, He would give up His life
And through Him God’s love still flows.

Eddie Roush 2008

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Luke 2:11

Wishing you Christmas blessings of joy, love, hope, and peace that comes when we make room in our heart for Jesus.


Jesus Is Knocking

Words and music by Steve Chapman

"There’s a boy in his mother’s prayers
‘Cause lately she’s been aware
That he’s been drifting too far from the shore
And she’s beginning to believe
The boy is getting out of reach
Weary mother, don’t you worry any more

‘Cause the boy is reachable, I know he’s reachable
And to God he is visible and all things are possible
‘Cause if the Lord can reach His hand of love through time
And touch a cold sinner’s heart like mine
The boy is reachable, oh he’s reachable

And there’s a girl on her daddy’s heart
‘Cause lately they’ve drifted apart
And the company she’s keeping leads her further away
And he’s beginning to believe
The girl is getting out of reach
Weary father hold on, Heaven hears you when you pray

And the girl is reachable, I know she’s reachable
And to God she’s visible and all things are possible
'Cause if the Lord can reach His hand of love through time
And touch a cold sinner’s heart like mine
The girl is reachable, oh she’s reachable"

How many times has the devil made you discouraged, thinking that your son, your daughter, or your grandchild has gone too far away from God that they will never come back?

The devil is a liar!

Remember the story in my last post of the atheist who said, "One day I turned around and God was there...He found me!"

You must continue to pray and believe. God will draw your loved one by His Holy Spirit.

"For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." Acts 2:39

"Behold I stand at the door and knock." Rev. 3:20

Ken Horn had an encouraging article in the Aug.30,09 Evangel, titled
"Jogging To Salvation". Click on link to read the entire article.

He writes:
"I was pastoring in California when, on a Sunday morning, a young man slipped into the back of the sanctuary very late in the service. When I gave the altar call, he was the first to respond.

That day a new soul entered God’s kingdom.

After most of the people had left, I asked him what led him to our church. He told me he had never been a believer, but had a relative who had witnessed to him throughout the years. She reminded him occasionally that she prayed for him daily. This didn’t make much of an impression until the day he woke up under conviction, suddenly aware of his need for a relationship with God. All he could think of was, I’ve got to find a church.

“I couldn’t wait for you to quit preaching,” he told me, “so I could get to the altar.”

Our precious Saviour does answer prayer, my friend.

Blessings, Carolyn