Please Don’t Laugh….Unless you want to


Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis meets refugees at the Moria refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Pope Francis travelled Saturday to Greece for a brief but provocative visit to meet with refugees at a detention center as the European Union implements a controversial plan to deport them back to Turkey. (Filippo Monteforte/Pool Photo via AP)

Cremation is OK for Catholics, but don’t keep those ashes on the mantel or scatter them in the ocean. And don’t put them in jewelry, either.

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued updated instructions Tuesday on rules for cremation. The church reiterated its approval of cremation, but emphasized the need to bury them — all in one place — in cemeteries or other “sacred places.”

“It is not permitted to scatter the ashes of the faithful departed in the air, on land, at sea or in some other way, nor may they be preserved in mementos, pieces of jewelry or other objects,” the instructions say.

I’m thinking maybe could God could not find them? Or those who have not repented could avoid Hell? Pardon my sarcasm. I often wonder why the Catholic church keeps changing. I often wonder why the Catholic church just can’t stick to the Bible. More later as I recall…….

Moral Decay of America


Hillary Clinton Takes Millions From Middle East Dictatorships That Stone Women. President Obama tells us that Islam is a religion of peace. The American people support and vote for Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.

These countries teach women are no more than animals and are ONLY here to please men. When a woman is raped in the dead of night, in her own home, the woman is automatically found guilty and is stoned to death.


True Blessings

We often hear the saying “count your blessings.” But what are the true blessings in life? Is it a nice car? A beautiful home? Money in the bank? A comfortable lifestyle?

The prosperity preachers and their “itching ears” followers apparently think so. The bottom line: money is everything. 

But all these things are just worldly things. 

I am ever so thankful for all that I have in life. And while it is not much to speak of, still, all my possessions are worldly.

So what are the true blessings in life? Being labeled a religious zealot for publicly speaking out against abortion. Hearing derisive laughter from someone to whom you’ve just handed a witnessing tract. Having a person publicly mock your belief in Jesus Christ because they’ve seen the cross hanging from your neck. How about being verbally attacked by your own family member for writing a blog post on the reality of Hell? These are some of the ones I have experienced. 

Then there are those Christians who pay dearly for sharing their belief. Some even unto death. How hard it is for human nature to consider being mocked, beaten, suffering scorn and even dying a blessing.

I am a poor example of a Christian at times. There have been times when I have left home without my witnessing tracts or even failed to share the Gospel with unsaved friends. What did I miss when I failed at these things? Yes! Blessings. 

Not everyone is interested in hearing about our wonderful Saviour and that is a shame. But when I fail to tell people or share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ I have missed a blessing, either by leading someone to Christ or suffering shame or scorn for His precious name.

Matthew 5:11

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.

For the Lord’s Day – I Surrender All





All to Jesus, I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.


I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessèd Savior,
I surrender all.

All to Jesus I surrender;
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.


All to Jesus, I surrender;
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.


All to Jesus, I surrender;
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power;
Let Thy blessing fall on me.


All to Jesus I surrender;
Now I feel the sacred flame.
O the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to His Name!



Judson W. Van DeVenter

Judson W. Van DeVenter
Short Name: Judson W. Van DeVenter
Full Name: Van DeVenter, Judson W. (Judson Wheeler), 1855-1939
Birth Year: 1855
Death Year: 1939

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns.

Luke 14:31-33

31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.


Conflicted But No Big Deal

13 times I have voted for a President. Never have I voted with religion in mind. Conservative as set out in the Constitution principles has been my guide. Yes, I am probably going to vote Trump but it bothers me greatly. Hillary Clinton, in my opinion, is the worst in my memory outside of Barack Obama.

Though religion plays no part I was disheartened this morning to Hear that Paul White is his spiritual counselor and said concerning the “locker room” conversation that Trump was embarrassed because she could hear it in his voice. If you happen to know anything about Paula White she is the senior Pastor at  New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, which is a non-denominational, multi-cultural church whose membership ranges in the thousands. She is an absolute infidel.

Many say that voting for Trump is an easy decision. If Trump does get elected will I be at ease as he is the leader of our country? I will be more concerned than ever. How anyone with ease can vote for such an immoral man is beyond me.

After the last debate, Donald Trump Jr. commented that if his Dad would become President it would be a step down for him. Arrogance and pride seems to be a Trump characteristic.

As for being not a big deal to be conflicted it is simply because, in my opinion, we are getting close to God closing the door and calling His church home. More later as I recall…….

Over 5000 Languages Without a Bible

It’s estimated that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people. Over a million people converse in 150-200 languages and 46 languages have just a single speaker!

Much work to be done but at a feverish pitch there are those working to make it happen as it is estimated that the Bible is only available in a little over 400 languages.

Did you know whether we have a Bible or not we are still responsible to what the Bible says? Why?

16 ¶ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 ¶ Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Romans chapter 1.

We are responsible to do right whether we have read such out of a Bible or not. To be more blunt the Bible says in the same chapter we are without excuse.

We live in a society that teaches entitlement. The truth is, as sinners, we are not entitled to Gods Mercy. If you have not ever heard the Gospel and end up in Hell, it is rightly deserved. More later as I recall…….

Why Trump Lost

A better title might be, “Won some battles, lost the war?”

If there was anytime in history that the Republicans should have been a shoe-in it is right now. After all 67% of Americans say we are headed in the wrong direction. Nearly 70% of Americans believe that Hillary Clinton is dishonest. The office of the worst President in American history is up for change. The economy is extremely slow. So why has Trump lost?

Here is a BIG reason. At 3:00am this morning Trump was up to his bragging by saying he won the debate. Donald Trump junior said that winning the Presidency for his dad was a step down.  Trump is so arrogant he attacks without thinking. Trump thinks running the American people is like being a dictator and the American people believe that Trump is incapable of listening to them. In a nutshell PRIDE is Trumps worst attribute. The American people DO NOT want to be ran over by a braggart.

The Bible is correct, Pride worship of ones self is a sure formula for failure.

¶ A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.  Proverbs 29:23

¶ Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Psalm 16:18

¶ A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined. Psalm 10:2

¶ Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. Provebs 13:10

So now we get Hillary. Even Christians are blinded for they see Trumps Arrogant ways as not a big problem. Trump could NOT even rally the Conservatives. Too many are saying they will vote for Trump but hate doing so. Their only reason for voting for Trump in the real conservatives mind is because he is better than Clinton. Might be a good reason but it builds no rah-rah-rah among most. More later as I recall…….