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It’s real! God is still pouring out the Holy Ghost JUST like He did on the day of Pentecost. The message has not changed. The experience has not changed. The promise is STILL unto you, and to your children, and unto all those who are a far off!

Ralph is a college student and was seeking Truth! He testified after service that he finally found Truth. For He is the way, the truth, and the life! To God be the glory!

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Stopped at a public park a few weeks back. A man had these horses here specifically so you could pay him to take a picture of your kids, not for riding. Well, we obliged.

It doesn’t look like it in this picture but “little miss” likes horses…lots better than dogs!

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What you want to do does not matter. Only what you do really matters.

What will you do for God today?

Thought Nugget

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We recently needed a song for altar call after the preacher preached, PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens). This song came together and helped us. Lord, teach us to PRAY!

The recording is simple and not intended to be professional quality. I hope to provide more little songs like this, as time permits, in case it could be a blessing to you or someone you know.

I’ve also included a link if you would like to download the lead sheet.

Click to download lead sheet.

If you think a friend would like this song consider sharing this post with them.

My wife was reading the Bible to Carter and she read where Jesus said “my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Carter interrupted and emphatically said, “there’s not two Gods” with the most incredulous look on his face. 🙂

Carter Short

One ship drives east and another drives west
With the selfsame winds that blow.
‘Tis the set of the sails,
And Not the gales,
That tell us the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate;
As we voyage along through life,
‘Tis the set of a soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Carter was pretty intent on what he was doing. He kept cutting to the inside of the circle effectively cutting off the other young driver. The attendant, who I’m sure was afraid of liability issues due to the high speeds, kept pulling Carter’s bike away from the other guy’s. I don’t know where he learned to drive like that…

As often as we can, we have Sister Joy from one of the churches come and teach our children Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. I have heard how easy it is for children to learn languages but it is so neat to see it first hand. Even this morning, Avalynn, who will turn three this May 26th, looked at one of my one hundred peso bills and said “lilà” with a smile on her face. The bill is a purplish violet color. I’m amazed at how many words they know already.

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Sister Joy teaching the children Tagalog

The picture below is what Sister Joy drew to help the kids learn animal names. Carter was so proud of this sheet that he wanted me to “send these to everyone in Tulsa”, or something like that. 🙂

Carter's and Avalynn's Lessons combined

My wife reviews with them almost daily between lessons which is the key to their retention. One thing she did just the other day is post Tagalog words and their English meaning around the house. She put “malinis” for clean above the sink and “madumi” dirty above the trashcan, etc. This is pretty neat and helpful to keep it in front of us. Consequently, my wife is learning just as much as the children.

I’m so thankful my kids have the opportunity to learn another language like this. My prayer is that their knowledge of the Filipino language will someday benefit the kingdom of God. Just think, I would have my own resident interpreter to take to Bible studies!

I’m beginning to understand that poverty isn’t defeated with wealth; it’s overcome by hope.

Jeff Goins