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Hell to the naw! 12/2/15
 
Hell to the naw naw! 12/2/15




Ezekiel 3:15 (KJV)
15  Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

ASTONISHED-a primitive root; to stun (or intransitive grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figurative) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense) :- make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

I SAT WHERE THEY SAT!!!!

I am sure (I hope) that my dear friend and fellow Pastor Leslie A Turvey, a Canadian Pastor no less, will not mind me sharing his post for today:

An actor, known for his one-man readings and recitations from the classics, ended each performance with a dramatic reading of the 23rd psalm.
 
  As the actor began reading, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want," the audience listened attentively. Then, at the conclusion of the psalm they would rise in thunderous applause.

  One evening a man from the audience spoke up. "Sir, do you mind if tonight I recite the 23rd psalm?" The actor was astonished by his request, but he invited the man to the stage to recite the psalm, knowing the man's ability would be no match for his own talent.

   With a soft voice the man began to recite the psalm. When he finished there was no applause, no standing ovation. All that was heard was the sound of weeping. The audience was so moved by the recitation that every eye was full of tears.

   Amazed by what he had heard, the actor said, "I don't understand. I have performed the 23rd psalm for years. I have a lifetime of experience and training. But I have never moved an audience as you have tonight. Tell me, what is your secret?"
   
The man quietly replied, "Sir, you know the psalm. I know the Shepherd."


As I struggled to open my WEARY eyes AGAIN this morning-AFTER ANOTHER night of the USUAL awakenings to tend to Amanda-I finally acquiesced the devil and softly GAVE UP!!!

I said to MYSELF-

" I GIVE UP-I FINALLY GIVE UP!" I am NOT gonna forgive those who continually hurt and abuse me, I am NOT gonna be nice and pleasant to those who seemingly hate me, and I am NOT gonna forget and forgive anymore!

I am gonna quit practicing my guitar and stop taking music lessons, I am gonna stop exercising and TRYING to eat right-I GIVE UP dEVIL!!!"

Then I remembered my new hero-BISHOP BULLWINKLE!!!

WARNING-STRONG LANGUAGE!!


I sincerely apologize to any and all who may possibly take offense at his unusual words, but his message from his pulpit of his Church,

"NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH CHURCH," rings loud and clear:

" BUT SINCE YOU DONE THE CRIME, GO ON DO THE TIME

STOP YOUR BABY CRYIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I pause here to include a letter written by our beloved sister in the Lord, Melissa Butler.

"Once again I debate about even trying to write words as there are no sufficient ones to express my feelings but December 2nd is coming around, the day I became a mother to my firstborn and being a mother is the greatest honor I have been given in this life.

I think about you Shane every day, not one day passes when you, Dustin, Brooke and Braylon are not on my mind and also miss Kelly so much and think of her family and the loss they feel.

What I would give to have one of those LONG talks or laugh until I hurt which you could always make me do. I miss your wisdom beyond your years. I dream of getting one of your hugs.

Four years later the grief has not lessened.

But I am so thankful that because of Jesus there will come a day when I see Jesus and my beautiful family.

I am thankful for what I do have here on earth right now, my family, my mother, my precious four grandchildren and their families and great friends.

Thankful that Christmas is about a God that so wanted to be close to His children that He was willing to leave Heaven and be born a baby so that we could know Him and that He has given us the wonderful hope of Heaven."

How well do I remember THAT Sunday morning in December 4 years ago!!

It was a USUAL Sunday morning at my household.

I got up, (PTL for getting up AGAIN), poured me a cup of coffee and went immediately to my easy chair and laptop computer.

As USUAL, I opened my emails first, then checked out FB, then turned to my many "news" sites.

I saw, glanced at, and half read the tragic account of a small aircraft crash in Texas that claimed the lives of FIVE family members and just as quickly as I read that I forgot it.

WE hear/read/watch this "stuff" daily-AMEN!!??

As I began typing my USUAL Sunday sermon, I kept hearing my wife's phone angry ringing.

She glanced at the caller ID but neglected to answer as she was busy aiding Amanda.

Finally she answered and came into the living room where I SAT writing my sermon.

In a holy and hushed voice, she informed me of our lifelong friend Melissa's "loss' of BOTH her two and ONLY children, two grandchildren and daughter in law-mere days before Christmas!!!!

Ezekiel 3:15 (KJV)
15  Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.

HELL TO THE NAW, TO THE NAW NAW NO!!!

" SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE!!??"-SHOELESS JOE JACKSON

"Legend has it that as Jackson was leaving the courthouse during the trial, a young boy begged of him, "Say it ain't so, Joe," and that Jackson did not respond."

BELOVED, THERE IS "NO GIVING UP!!"

NO QUITTING, STOP YOUR BABY CRYIN!!!

As quickly as I GAVE up early this morning, I GOT UP!!!!

I DID THE CRIME/CRIMES and with Jesus help, "did and doing the time!!!"

Luke 13:2 (KJV)
2  And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?  

Holidays are hard for too many-I PRAY/HOPE you do not understand nor agree.

In 5 mere days, I will for the second year FEEL DEEPLY again my tragic "loss" of my oldest daughter Wendy.

A mere 30 days later, January 7, the "loss" of my beloved grandson Devin.

But I hope/PRAY to NOT do my baby cryin and MARCH ON in COMPLETE surrender to my Lord-JESUS CHRIST!!!

2 Timothy 2:3 (KJV)
3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  

GOD BLESS YOU TODAY-ESPECIALLY YOU, MS. MELISSA GRINER BUTLER!

PASTOR DOUG

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