Monday, November 30, 2015


When life is not a bed of roses remember who wore the thorns.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

You Were Created With a Purpose

Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Have you ever noticed how diverse God’s creation is? There are multitudes of animals that are so different and diverse that they amaze scientists. There are millions of insects, all different. No two snowflakes are alike. Every individual on the earth is amazingly similar yet totally different. No two fingerprints are alike, no two people are alike.
Since God is the author of diversity, it should not surprise us that we, who are created in His image, would also like diversity. We all have different likes and dislikes. We do things differently and even think about things differently. This is part of what makes life so exciting. Just think how boring life would be if everyone liked only the same things. There would only be one type of car and they would all be the same color. There would be only one style of clothes, everyone would dress alike, wear their hair alike, and would all eat the same foods. There would not be the variety of restaurants that we have today. What a boring place this earth would be. Diversity makes life interesting and keeps us from being bored literally to death.
If God likes diversity so much that He creates each of us so differently, don’t you think that He must have a reason for so doing? I know that He does, He wants us to be different, to like different things, different places, and different lifestyles. The reason is that we all, in our sum total, help to reveal the nature of God. No one individual is able to be a true, precise representation of God, but when all believers of all nations, races, creeds and cultures are put together, we get a better idea of what God is like.
What does this meant to the individual. It means that you are a very important part of the overall picture. You are not the picture, but you are created by God to be an individual to do your part of showing the world what God is like. You are created with a purpose.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

God is in Control

By knowing there are 60,000 varieties of beetles, I learn God likes variety. By seeing a volcano, a tidal wave, or an earthquake, I know God is powerful. From the delicately balanced ecosystem, I realize God is organized.

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Click this to view video of Candon singing in Michigan.

Two Horses

“Two Horses.
There were two horses in a field.  From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse.  But if you get a closer look you will notice something quite interesting… One of the horses is blind.  His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made him a safe and comfortable barn to live in. This alone is pretty amazing.  But if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. It is coming from a smaller horse in the field.  Attached to the horse’s halter is a small, copper-colored bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.  As you stand and watch these two friends you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting he will not be led astray.  When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he will stop occasionally to look back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect. Or because we have problems or challenges.  He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.  Sometimes we are the blind horse, being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.
And at other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.  Good friends are like that. You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.
Please listen for my bell, and I will listen for yours”.

Inspired by this Wonderful Story of Hope(Joey and Rory)

I've been following the story of this brave couple when I became a fan of their music last year. Shortly thereafter Joey was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer. I have followed their story on Facebook and Rory's blog for quite some time. They have hope and believe in miracles. Please let us all pray for a miracle.

It's our belief that where one or more are gathered in His name, and praying simultaneously, miracles can happen. Joey+Rory fans are Prayer Warriors and we are calling on each of you to pray from wherever you are this Thursday evening, November 5th at 8 pm CST.... Joey's Prayer, 'Pray for a miracle....and even more so, for peace with His decision.' Thank you! Joey's sisters, Jody, Julie, Jessie and (Julie)

Below is a link to the blog that Rory writes. The particular one I linked was the one Titled "Enough" Just click on the red letters below.

Candon, Jonathan and Molly In Michigan.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Surprise 25th Wedding Anniversary Party Celebrating Kenneth and Kathy Reed

Sweet Fellowship is Good for the Soul

Psalm 55:14
We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng.
Acts 2:42
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
1 John 1:7
but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Hebrews 13:16
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
1 John 1:3
what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.
Galatians 2:9
and recognizing the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
Philippians 1:5
in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.
Philippians 1:7
For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.
Philemon 1:6
and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ's sake.
1 Corinthians 14:26
What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification.
Ephesians 5:19
speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;
Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Acts 1:14
These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
1 Peter 4:9
Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
John 13:34
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
Romans 12:13
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
Job 4:3-4
"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands. "Your words have helped the tottering to stand, And you have strengthened feeble knees.
Hebrews 10:24-25
and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
1 Samuel 23:16
And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.
Romans 1:12
that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
Romans 15:2
Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.
1 Corinthians 10:24
Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.
Ephesians 4:2-3
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.

COG Meets Lauren Diagle and Casting Crowns

Rev. Brad Stevens in Revival in Romulus, Michigan at the Living Rock Church

Be Still