Friday, September 29, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I finnally figured out how to post a pic on my profile. I have correctly done it several times but it would not take. Anyway, that is me on my profile relaxing and reading up at the Lodge in Polk County. Tonight I continue my Sprinkles Class at Crounse FD , but we will go and visit BRoyhill Industries and inspect their System. On Thursday will be the final test and I will be done with that class. It looks like I will have postpone Gaston College until the Fall Semester of next year. If Chad starts in January, three people in the same family will be too many in college. It works out best I think. I am going to knock out as much as I can on the FF certification between now and then.
Some speaking dates have came to me recently. October1st and the 15th I will be preaching at the Hezibah Church off the Dallas/Cherryville Highway. November the 14th, I will be preaching at North Side Church on Hwy 180 ion Shelby. It will be up to God to fill any other dates.
Here are some latest pics from Wellspring Church.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Last night during my training for FF Certification we were at Crouse FD and set up a working Sprinkler System. After activating it each participant had to use two different kinds of wedges and shut off the water. It was kind of fun but I got soaked. Better than sitting inside the class room all the time. I have plugged two sprinkles in my day, both at Bayliner in
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Someone email this to me. I usually discard them but I decided to fill this one out. It really made me think about some things:
A) Four jobs you have had in your life:
4. US Army
B) Movies you've watched more than once
1. Lonesome Dove
2. Broken Trail
4. Outlaw Josey Wales and many other westerns
C) Four places you have lived:
1. Waco NC
D) Four television shows you like to watch:
2. The Unit
4. Andy Griffin Show
E) Four places you have been on vacation:
3. Outer Banks NC
4. Gatlinburg Tenn.
(F) Four websites you visit daily:
2. Yahoo mail
3. FOX News
4. My church's web page to update or add.
(G ) Four of my favorite foods:
2. More Steak
(H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. at the beach
4. Anywhere in a RV traveling.
It is Sunday Morning and I wanted to to just catch up on my thoughts.It was a good week but it was a pretty hard one. I spent three nights at the Fire Department and will do the same next week. After teaching all day Friday I was just pooped out. I did'nt go to Friday Night Live but we are having Wellspring at the Pruetts this Sunday. We should be discussing the future of the church. Anyway, Saturday was filled with rugular stuff, Coffee with Mom and Dad, tons of erands, and some good Westerns on the AMC Channel. Christie and David left Wednesday for two weeks in England with their other family and Chad spent a few days looking for a job. He has a good prospect but we will have to wait until next week. I have much in my heart this morning but I don't feel liberty to share. I would just ask anyone to pray for guidance and direction from our God. Thanks in advance for those who do. Be Blessed
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Christie and David is leaving today for England. They will be on holiday for two weeks. TC and Chad are taking them to the airport tis afternoon. I pray for their safety! Chad starts his job hunt today. He is planning on visiting both Aces hrdware and Lowes. I pray it will go good!
Monday, September 18, 2006
Lifesong started meeting again on Friday Nights. Cecil and Lorrie are overseeing this meeting and I will be overseeing the Sunday meeting. We should find out next Sunday more of the plans for Wellspring church so I am looking forward to that. We missed church yesterday because of the test but for some reason I feel as though I went. That is just wierd! More thoughts later.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
First, ours is not a Religion but it is a Relationship. We have a very intimate relationship with Jesus. I could talk for hours about this. The Lord is one who lives in us and through us. It is His design that takes someone like me and uses them for His Kingdom. Not sure I would do that so God knows what He is doing for sure. As Children we sang "He's got the whole world in his hands". STill true today! Secondly, ours is not a Demand it is a Decision. We do not have to follow God. We would be stupid if we did'nt, but God offers us a choice. Follow Christ or follow the world. Finnally, ours is not about Laws but about Love. You see we have plenty of commands from God on how we should live, but these are intended for our good not our control. The one who created us is trying to show us the best way in which to live. Well there could be much more to say on this matter, but that is just what came to my head. Thanks God for sharing this with me yesterday. I kinda kept my mind off the rain, Blessings
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth. Psalms 86:15
Psa 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD [is] gracious and full of compassion.
Mat 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Mat 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
Mat 20:34 So Jesus had compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
20 But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit.* 21 Live in such a way that God's love can bless you as you wait for the eternal life that our Lord Jesus Christ in his mercy is going to give you. 22 Show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. There are still others to whom you need to show mercy, but be careful that you aren't contaminated by their sins.* Jude 1 :20-23
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I am also praying about returning to college. I have an opportunity to attend Gaston and get a AAS Degree in Logistics Management. I am seriously considering this so I need your prayers. A fun filled day is ahead. We will have church over at Moss Lake again today near the campground and come home. TC will be doing homework and I am going to give the dogs a bath and watch football. Gotta love it!
Saturday, September 09, 2006
AND THEN! I realized that on September 3rd I made a post about anger and guess what. I have not been mad since, How did this happen without me knowing it. It was suppose to be a big scene, right. You know what I mean don't you. I was suppose to spend hours praying and fasting and then a beam of light from the heavesn was to penetrate my body with healing. OK, too Star Trekky. I was suppose to FEEL something happen right! But I did not. I only realized it when I sat down to write this. That is Awesome!
Something else too, my sitution with compassion has increased as well. You may remember that I said I would look at people differently. I find my self actually speaking to people that previously I would probably not have given the time of day. I know you don't have that problem, however I did. I see some people and I think,"what a drain on society". I guess I still have a problem with some, as would probably be justified, but until I know the person I cannot make a judgement on their character or intentions. So, that is what I have learned. I too can say that I have recieved a delieverance of sort. Blessings abounding!
My personal prayer request:
- Continued increase of compassion and anger management
- God's Perfect Will of what He wants me to do!
- God's Will for our housing in the future
- TC has she gets busy with school.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
In other news, Christie, our daughter, called yesterday to say she will have her final interviews next Monday for the University. She has long desired to work at the university she graduated from. Even during school days she never wanted to leave there. I hope she will go on to get her Masters and one day become a Professor there. Not much else, so I'll get ready for work. This month is pretty rough as some weeks are 6 days. Oh well, bring on the overtime!
Monday, September 04, 2006
TC- had a great summer working at South Mountain Baptist Camp. It was tough work, but she made it. By the time summer was over and camp had ended, it was time for her to head back to work at Washington and back to attending full time college. Continue to pray for her as she is stretched this semester with her work load. She only has two more semesters to complete and then she will student teach for one semester. TC has worked hard and long to be a teacher. Her commitment has been inspiring as many would have quit by now. I (Wade) am very proud of her and I am honored to be her husband.
Wellspring had church had the Lodge yesterday. I t was realy good. Terry really preached with a passion. Some stayed but we did not. TC did'nt feel good and there are tons to do around here. We are meeting Christie and David back upo there again this afternoon for some fun in the river.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
The Bible speaks plenty of anger as it is mentioned 234 times . Even God gets angry as in these verses, Hsa 13:11 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took [him] away in my wrath.
Hsa 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. Interesting enough and very simple the NT speaks plainly, Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Col 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
So, as Ephesians says, "Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:"
When time allows I would like to study the triggering device that brings anger. I guess as some has said that some anger is good. There are plenty of things that we ought to get made about, just in a good way. Does that make sense. Oh well, that is all I have for now.