THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT GETTING OLD IS THE NAP!!!!

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ALL OF CREATION

ALL OF CREATION

By: Gary L.Rodgers

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All of creation will someday look up and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is LORD!

DARE I BELIEVE THIS AS TRUTH

DARE I BELIEVE THIS AS TRUTH

By: Gary L. Rodgers

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Not long ago I was reading an article that I passed along to a number of family members and friends. I thought about it later and decided to write my thoughts on what I believe to be true. With the Presidential Elections of 2012 now in the past it seemed like we were all being bombarded with all sorts of select truths, half-truths and flawed accusations. It was like a giant cake mix with all sorts of ingredients that we liked or did not like, some were necessary and some ingredients were just plain thrown in for the pleasure of someone saying that they put together the recipe. But how do we know when what we are being fed is fact and not some fabricated lie to sway our thinking in one direction or another? Can we accept all that we read as being absolute fact verbatim? Pretty much no matter what we read about the debates and other issues of concern for that day we were all being fed by the thoughts and influential penmanship of the person writing the article. Yes, even this article that I am writing. With all of the things that are happening in the world, most of which are pretty fearful, we can easily become paranoid and fearful to the point where we hide and do nothing. I hope to encourage you to stand firm and keep pressing forward. I believe that we have a responsibility before GOD to do our best at what we know to be right; and to speak out against all injustices and promote the gospel of Jesus Christ.

For myself I only know of certain truths that are sure. Not because I say so, but because GOD says so!

Fact:

  • GOD is still in charge and has not abdicated His throne.
  • GOD does not lie.
  • GOD’s Word is reliable and we can trust it to discern truth.
  • Christ went to the cross for everyone. Not just for certain select people.
  • Our only salvation is through Jesus Christ alone; not some religious belief; not some church membership; and baptism does not wash away sins. Study it for yourself in scripture.
  • Yes man penned the words in scripture, but the influence and choosing of words was the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit. If my GOD did not have the ability to keep His Word true to himself, then all that I believe and trust fails.

That fact is that there would be an end to the elections and there will be a finality of all the hurts and sufferings in the world, there is an end to all of this madness, and we have a sure hope in our future that GOD will take care of our every concern. Yes we do need to vote, and yes we do need to take a stand for our freedoms; both as a free American and as a Christian! My tomorrows are not dependent upon the Democratic or Republican party. My tomorrows are secured in who Christ is and what He will do for me because I am one of His own. If you would like to know how you can also become one of His own feel free to message me with a return email address and I will send you some words of hope. It costs you nothing to know, but it will cost you everything if you don’t know. It’s your free choice! And you can study it to prove whether it be true or not on your own.

LOOKING FOR A BRIGHT TOMORROW

LOOKING FOR A BRIGHT TOMORROW

By: Gary L.Rodgers

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Better days are coming. You got to have a few cloudy days before you can enjoy and appreciate a sunshiny one. That’s why the Lord gave us the four seasons. With each one there comes a change, and with each change comes a new appreciation for what has past and what is to become. If it was the same all of the time you would soon become bored and tired of it. Variety always gives you new hopes for a brighter tomorrow. When tomorrow comes, enjoy it for what it is, and forget it for what it’s not. One thing remains constant, good, bad, or indifferent; you will have a new tomorrow.

Yesterday’s Roses

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YESTERDAY’S ROSES

 

            Yesterday’s roses seem to be all that we have at times.

            And that’s what I hold so dear to me, those memories of my mind.

            I would trade the wealth of the world, to live them once again.

            Just to say how much you mean to me my brother, my life long friend.

            I remember how we played and fought, but deep inside we cared.

            And even though our tempers rose, a bond of love we shared.

            And how we would protect each other from harm that came our way;

            But then you fought a tougher foe, one I could not slay.

            I thank the Lord that He’s always with you; and now He holds your hand;

            And someday He’ll give that gentle tug toward the Promised Land.

            And when I stand beside your robe of flesh that’s left behind,

            I’ll remember yesterday’s roses those treasures of my mind.

            I’ll not sorrow at your parting, but rather what I threw away,

            those times that we could have loved each other instead of the harsh words

            we’d say.

            Thank God He has provided a Lamb so pure and clean.

            That we could bathe in His precious blood for our souls to be redeemed.

            And then I’ll stop and thank Him for your graduation day.

            And praise Him for taking your precious soul, to our home so far away.

            His promises of tomorrow will dry my tear-stained face,

            as I look forward to seeing you once again, in that grand and glorious place.

            I’ll look for you at the feet of Jesus, and I’ll praise Him even more,

            for saving the souls of my dear loved ones and for the burden of sin He bore.

            I thank you Lord for the roses, those treasures of yesterday,

            for the Rose of Sharon at Calvary, who washed our sins away.

            Now as I close my eyes to rest, might dreams of Heaven be,

           To find my brother’s smiling face waiting there for me.

 

 

                                                                        By:

                                                                        Gary L. Rodgers

 

 

AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

By: Gary L. Rodgers

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At the foot of the cross I’ve knelt

in prayer before the King of Kings!

This ragged wretched filthy soul

that came there to be cleaned.

His drops of blood had washed

away the sins that kept me bound.

And now I wear a robe of white

and He’s given me a crown.

Eternal life is what He offers and

it’s freely given, if we will kneel

before Him now and ask to be forgiven.

A LETTER FROM MOTHER

I came across this on Facebook and thought that it was a beautiful story to re-post.

Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: “My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl? When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way… remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you… my darling daughter. “

 

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