Easter 2014: Time to Reflect and Spend With Family

What is Easter?

Easter is my favorite time of the year. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross. He died for you and for me. It is by His death that we can freely receive the gift of Salvation. Salvation is like ticket to Heaven. You do not have call TicketMaster to order your ticket. All you have to do is pray and ask God for Salvation and confess that Jesus is His son. Pray? Prayer is conversation between you and God–just like you have a conversation with a friend. Yes, is that easy. When you ask God for Salvation, your name is added to Continue reading Easter 2014: Time to Reflect and Spend With Family

Telemarketers are Annoying: Get Rid of Them

No one likes to be bothered by telemarketers because they are annoying. Can’t they just take a simple “No”?

Getting rid of telemarketers is mainly about the approach.

Guy yelling at telemarketerEricka Elson has worked at a telemarketing company for two years. During that time, she has had to place many unwanted calls.

Generally, a successful telemarketer has a 96% chance of getting turned down. This 4% chance of making a sale drives telemarketers to keep you on the phone as long as they can. Why?

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Teach Us to Be More Than a Dusty Bible

It is sad that the only thing that keeps dust from collecting on your digital Bible or your paper Bible is when it is used on Sunday mornings at church.

Lord, give us a desire to read and study Your Word. Give me a desire to read Your Word. Speak to me O’ God.

Father God, thank You for not giving up on us when we fail You. Your love never fails! You never give up on us. Your love never runs out on us.

Let us rest in Your presence and feel Your warm Continue reading Teach Us to Be More Than a Dusty Bible

Nine Years….and counting

Nine years ago today, I asked the best and most beautiful girl to be my girlfriend–she said yes. Ever since I met her, she has been a major blessing. I love to be around her. She is so uplifting, and she encourages me to be a better person and grow closer to the Lord.

Over these past 9 years, we have gone through so much together. I have enjoyed dating her from day one. She makes me smile, and she make me laugh.

We got got engaged on December 21, 2007. And on November 27, 2010, I married that girl.

Lauren Paige Smith, I love! You mean the world to me. I am so glad that the Lord blessed me with you. I love you babe.

Engagement Photos

Bridal Photos

Wedding Photos

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Encouragement For Today

Lord, help me to stand strong. Help me to live a life that is a witness for You, both publicly and privately. Help me to stand on Your Word and proclaim it. Help me to remember how much You love me. You have plans to prosper me–plans that are for good and not disaster. When I am down, You pick me up. When I am weak, You are my strength. When I am afraid, You are my comfort. When there is nowhere else to turn, You are right there waiting for me.

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” -Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

If you are feeling down, alone, afraid, like you have no hope, just remember that God loves you and that He care deeply for you. He desires for you to give your hurts, disapointments, insecurity, hoplessness, fright, etc. to Him. He will take it all away and give you peace and assurance.

God is MIGHTY TO SAVE!

-AMEN