Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday - Cry for Help Answered - Psalm 22:1-5 - 10/25/16

The psalmist's complaint in distress, & prayer for help.

Psalm 22:1 ...My God,

Matthew 27:46 ... And about the 9th hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying E'li, E'li, la'ma sa-bach-tha-ni? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Psalm 22:1 ... my God, shy hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, & from the words of my roaring?

Hebrews 5:7 ... Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers & supplications with strong crying & tears unto him that was able to save him from death, & was heard in that he feared;

Psalm 22:2 ... O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not: and in the night season, & am not silent (no silence to me).

Psalm 22:3 ... But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Is'ra-el.

Deuteronomy 10:21 ... He is they praise, & he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great & terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.

Psalm 22:4 ... Our fathers trusted in thee:they trusted, & thou didst deliver them

Psalm 22:5 ... They cried unto thee, & were delivered: they trusted in thee, & were not confounded.

Psalm 25:2,3 ... O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me,

Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Scripture reference used from the KJV Bible, The SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Monday - I Know Their Suffering - 10/24/16 .. Exodus 3:7-10

God Sent Moses to deliver Israel

Exodus 3:7 ... And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in E'gypt, & have heard their cry ...

Exodus 2:23 ... And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of E'gypt died: & the children of Is'ra-el sighed by reason of the bondage, & they cried, & their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

Exodus 2:24 ... And God heard their groaning, & God remembered his covenant with A'bra-ham, with I'ssac, and with Ja'cob.

Exodus 3:7 ... by reason of their taskmasters; for

Exodus 1:11 ... Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pha'roh treasure cities, Pi'thoin & Ra-am'ses.

Exodus 3:7 ... I know their sorrows;

Exodus 2:25 ... And God looked upon the children of Is'ra-el, & God (knew)had respect for them.

Exodus 3:8 ... And I am come down to

Genesis 11:5, 7, 18, 21 ... And The LORD came down to see the city & the tower, which the children of men builded.

Go to, let us go down, & there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

And Pe'leg lived 30 years, and begat Re'u.

And Re'u lived after he begat Se'rug 207 years, & begat sons & daughters.

Exodus 3:8 ... deliver them out of the hand of the E-gyp'tians, & to bring them up of that land

Exodus 6:6,8 ... Wherefore say unto the children of Is'ra-el, I am the LORD, & I will bring you out from under the burdens of the E-gyp'tians, & I will rid you of their bondage, & I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, & with great judgments:

And I will take you to me for a people, & I will be to you a God: & ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of tthe E-gyp'tians.

Exodus 3:8 ... unto a good land & a large, unto a land

Deuteronomy 1:25 ... And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, & brought unto word again, & said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.

Exodus 3:8 ... flowing with milk & honey; unto the place of

Exodus 3:17 ... And I haave said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of E'gypt unto the land of the Ca'naan-ites, & the Hit'tites, & the Am'o-rites, & the Hi'vites, & the Jeb'u-sites, unto a land flowing with milk & honey.

Exodus 3:8 ... the Ca'naan-ites, & the Hit'tites, & the Am'o-rites, & the Per'iz-zites, & the Hi'vites, & the Jeb'u-sites.

Genesis 15:18 ... In that same day the LORD made a covenant with A'bram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of E'gypt unto the great river, the river Eu-phra'tes;

Exodus 3:9 ... Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: & I have seen the oppression wherewith the E-gyp'tians oppress them.

Exodus 1: 11,13,14,22 ... Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pha'roh treasure cities, Pi'thom & Ra-am'ses.

And the E-gyp'tians made the children of Is'ra-el to serve with rigour:

And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, & in brick, & in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

And Pha'raoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, & every daughter ye shall save alive.

Exodus 3:10 ... Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pha'roh, that thou mayest bring my people the children of Is'ra-el out of E'gypt.

Psalm 105:26 ... He sent Mo'ses his servant; & Aa'ron whom he had chosen.

Scripture reference used from the KJV Bible, The SouthWestern Co., Nashville, TN

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Judging Me

“Seeking justice for those who cannot fight for themselves is a pursuit that deeply binds me. My honor to this commitment has allowed me to rise above a set of ongoing horrific and absurd circumstances.”

--From the book “Judging Me”
By Mary Elizabeth Bullock

“Judging Me” by Mary Elizabeth Bullock is actually three books in one. First, it covers--in detail--the abuse suffered by the author during her childhood and formative years. Second, it covers her as she grows up and makes her way through the maze of being a ‘survivor’, as she makes her way towards adulthood, eventually entering the field of law. She rises in the ranks of the legal profession--but hides a sinister ‘payback’ side which manages to surface. Lastly, the work features a very frank discussion of the field of law from an insider’s view as a law school student, lawyer, teacher of law, and finally--a judge.

The book has been out for a little while, as it is listed on This is NOT going to be a book that one will ‘breeze through’ in a weekend, nor does it have a ‘happily every after’ ending. However, IF you are looking for a work that speaks specifically on the issues and sub-issues which surround childhood sexual abuse, Bullock delivers. Those who deal with victims of such abuse in the counseling center or the jailhouse should view this book as required reading, whether dealing with female OR male victims.

“Judging Me” is a self-published memoir (2013, 162 pages, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform), composed of 27 short chapters. Bullock, who has retired from the bench, writes honestly from--and for--the heart. Yes, the book does discuss spirituality and religion--and its impact upon the issues which she raises. However, it does NOT examine the freeing relationship of Jesus Christ which has appeared in the testimonies and memoirs of some of the other authors in this genre. At the end of the day though, the real blessing of the book comes from the fact that the author is on the front lines fighting for others. This is a credit to her legal training, and her dedication to helping others who may not have a champion for themselves.

“Judging Me” can be found on line, or contact may be made with the author at

Mike Ramey is a Minister, Reviewer and Syndicated Columnist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Line Reviews brings current and lesser-known titles to public light in the quest to re-kindle a love for reading in a sea of modern technology.

Lift up Christ and lay the sinner low. --C. H. Spurgeon

Robert Rosenthall and Africa ... Robert Rosenthall and Africa

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Destinations: Hope ..A Guide Through Life's Unexpected Journeys

Book Review Summary . Book Review Preview . Shellie Nichol . Pain . Hope . Radio Broadcaster . Radio Trip . Rest Stops . Detour . God's Journey . Inspiration

Beep ... Beep ... Beep

The hospital monitor beeps loud and constant with Shellie's beautiful son's heart attached at the other end. The beep stops. An alarm sounds. Kody is not breathing. The nurses rush in and yell for her son to breathe.

Shellie shares the most difficult parts of her life in her book. She also suffered from being physically and mentally abused as a child, molested, bullied, going through two divorces, fighting cervical cancer, losing a child, suffering from an eating disorder, experiencing panic and anxiety, ADD, OCD, and a doctor pronouncing a death sentence on her first born.

This was the very second her life changed and led her to the edge of the exciting ride down ... when her life would suddenly become a miraculous story.

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." 'Proverbs 16:9'

Shellie is glad for those who have decided to come on this journey with her. Shellie never gives up.

She wants to make sure we have everything we need. Grab a suitcase to all out travel essentials.

Tissue (for the tears that will sneak up on you)
Disinfectant soap (to wash away the stubborn stains)
Umbrella (for the rain will surely run into)
Band-Aids (to protect your wounds, so they can heal}
Your Great Big Book of Hope (Your Bible)
Sunglasses (the sun is going shine and it will be brrr-ight - that's God's promise, and her's)

One Way - Preparation

"All journey's have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."-_ Martin Buder

When we are children, our innocence allows us to pave the perfect road. We believe everything is perfect, that it will stay perfect, and nothing will get in our way.

There is no perfect road. God himself says: "For I know the plans I have for you; declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to to harm you, plan to give you a hope and a future"

So are you ready to jump in and discover God's plans?

Heather and her husband already had a son when they found out they were expecting twins. The names Rebekah and Rachel came to mind before she knew they would be girls.

Heather enjoyed dressing her girls up in the same outfits.

Then one fateful day, Heather discovered while changing her baby's diaper of her 18=month old baby something that did not appear right. Rebekah had to have a biospy which determined a rare form of cancer.

Rachel now 6, began to complain about back pain . Rachel began screaming in pain and asked to go to the doctor.

Rachel had leukemia, her bone marrow and spinal fluid.

Heather's mother lost all hope and died. She died of a broken heart,

Miraculously, despite the aggresive treatments, Rachel suffered no side effects at all: God had answers these prayers.

Are you ready to ask God to take over? Do you trust ?Him?

Breakdown Lane - Feel - Do


Think - Feel - Do

Most traveled is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering the reality by more to do with losing your luggage. _ Regina Nadelson


Thin - Feel - Do

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" Proverbs 3:5-6

She became a Christian at the young age of 6. She fell in love with Jesus. She rode her bike to Church all alone.

Wrong Way


Thin - Feel - Do

"Certainly. travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanence, in the ideas of living _
Mary Ritter Beard

Well, I know we may be weary and tired of driving, but we still have a long way to go before we can rest. She promise to speak only the truth, and the truth hurts sometime.

They were dealing with health issues about Kody = which were terminal.


Think - Feel - Do

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18

I'm sure you're feeling like we need to rest a while longer before hitting the road again.

High Water


"Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffer harms." Proverbs 13:20

Are you feeling better about your struggles? Are you sensing the power of hope?

Travel Buddies
But Oh, thank God for the Travel Buddies - Those wonderful people placed in your path who stick like glue.


Think - Feel - Do

"Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place." _ Mandy Hall



Think - Feel - Do

merry-go-round, you see a lot of the scene.

The author, Shellie Nichol hosted the radio show, 'Amazing Hope' on Salem Network's KFAX in San Francisco for over a year before launching her own channel on Amazing Hope Radio is one of the fastest-growing Christian radio stations on currently ranking #7 in the Christian genre and #280 in all genres (out of 6,000 stations).

Friday, February 19, 2016

Family Shepherds

“The character of the Church and of the state depends on the character of the family. If religion dies out in the family, it cannot elsewhere be maintained.”
--From the book “Family Shepherds”
By Voddie Baucham, Jr.

Studies have recently surfaced about the rush of Millennial youth back to the church. One of the cornerstones of such research: Millennials are returning to church because they are hungry for the truth regarding God, Jesus Christ, church and…the family. Thus, in our ‘teched-out’ age, a return to tradition is being ushered in not based upon whim, but based upon actual need. One cannot learn how to lead a family for the glory of God, unless one understands that God has given men the duty and responsibility to create and lead godly homes, and raise up godly families.

Pastor and Author Voddie Baucham, Jr. has put together an inspirational work that clearly shows how men have been called by God to lead in the home--right from the Scriptures. His book “Family Shepherds: Calling And Equipping Men To Lead Their Homes” (2011, 190 Pages, Crossway) is an outgrowth of some monthly meetings he held with the men of his own church. Some of the talks he had with them centered upon the need for strengthening their own homes, with tools provided from the Word of God. In his bold view the church is the equipper of men to head their own families…NOT the usurper of that ‘head of household’ role from a godly man.

“Family Shepherds” is divided into five sections, with three chapters each. Among the sections you will find such headings as: “The Need To Equip Family Shepherds”, “The Training And Discipline Of Children”, and “Marriage Enrichment”. What makes the work truly useful is the section on single-headed homes/fatherless families…something which contains a lot of useful items that swim against the ‘social’ dictates of the modern era.

Godly men don’t just ‘happen’ to become spiritual leaders, leading husbands and loving fathers. It takes work, more work, and still more work, rooted in strong churches with courageous pastors who will train their men in how to get the job done. If you want a successful blueprint, this is the book for you--and your church.

Mike Ramey is a Minister, Reviewer and Syndicated Columnist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Line Reviews brings current and lesser-known titles to public light in the quest to re-kindle a love for reading in a sea of modern technology.

Lift up Christ and lay the sinner low. --C. H. Spurgeon

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Full Sufficiency of Christ .. Book Review

Book Review . Jesus . Eternal Life . Salvation . Christ . Death . Resurrection . Hell

For God so loved the world, that HE gave HIS only Son, that whosoever believes in HIM will; have eternal
life. (John 3:16)

The Bible teaches that people are sinners by nature and that we choose to sin, or do wrong. As Romans says, "...all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written>(None is righteous, no not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.

Without God we are in bondage to sin, we are in chains.

Most of the world's religions, for except for Christianity, teach that a mixture of faith and works is needed to be made right with God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 declares, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so no man can boast."

Salvation is a free gift from God. It cannot be obtained by good works, baptism, church membership, church attendance, witnessing to others, by knocking on doors, mission trips, or giving financially to a church.

The gospel message is that all people are sinners, and our sin separates us from a loving God, our Creator, who wants to have a relationship with everyone. This can't occur through our good works, bout only through in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins. and HIS bodily resurrection from the dead.

The book of Hebrews describes Christ death in the following ways: It saves believers completely(Hebrews 7:25), it gives believers eternal redemption (Hebrews 9:12), it makes believers holy (Hebrews 10:10), it makes us perfect forever (Hebrews 10:14), and where sins have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin (Hebrews 10:18).

The Bible says that "the wages of sins is death" (Romans 6:23) and that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins" (Hebrews 9:22).

As the writer of Hebrews says, "for it IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE Blood of bulls and goats to take away sins" (Hebrews 10:4).

I Peter 2:24 says "HE himself bore our sins in HIS body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By HIS wounds you have been healed." And 1 Peter 3:18a says, "For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous that he might bring us to God.

John 1:1-3 states in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. HE was in the beginning with God.

Not only did Jesus have to be 100% human, He had to be 100% totally and fully God.

The Bible says, "But God shows HIS love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The Bible says that God is love. Love is many things, and one of these things in action.

Jesus resurrection showed that HE was truly sent from God, because only God has the power over sin and death.

"See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.

Then HE said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe. Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God! (John 20:27-28).

God sent HIS Son
They call HIM Jesus
HE came to love, heal, and forgive
HE lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives

Because HE lives I can face tomorrow
And life i worth living just because HE lives

Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane, prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done" (Matthew 26:42).

If there was another way, then Christ would not needed to die.

God didn't create people with the intention that any would go to Hell. But God gave them free will, with which they can choose to be with HIM or reject HIM.

Jude 1:7 reads, "Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Rahah the prostitute was justified in the eyes of the messengers she saved. Before this, she already had faith in the true God; now she was acting out of faith. First, she believed in God, because of that faith she acted.

The Book of James is saying that when one is saved by faith (belief) alone in the life, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, he is saved by a faith that will produce good deeds and changes in the person's life.

Christopher Hearn sent me a copy of his book to review. The author has served as a missionary to Russia with (OM) Operation Mobilization and currently is the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Sweden, Maine. He has a MDIV from Bethel Theological Seminary San Diego.