We are so glad to have you as our guest and hope you will visit with us often! We consider it an honor to connect with you and are available to pray, send resources and help any way we can. My email is: email@example.com
In July, we had online visitors from 40 different countries! We are meeting brothers and sisters from all over the world and having a great time making new friends. The unity of the faith can become a reality when we allow the Holy Spirit to fill our heart with the character of Christ. Each week we add new material and resources for those who are interested in a spiritual journey with God.
On Saturday evenings I post a devotion in the weekly article tab at the top of the page as a free resource for you to enjoy. I also write a faith column for newspapers around the country called, “LIVING ON PURPOSE” and you can click on the menu at the top and read them when you have time. You are more than welcome to copy and use any of these messages and may the Lord continue to give you His wisdom and understanding in these troubling times.
“If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever, Amen” (I Peter 4:11). Whatever you need – Jesus Christ can provide! As the song says, “He is a pain taker, a chain breaker, and a prison shaking Savior!” JESUS is your healer, your deliverer, provider, the answer to all your questions and the solution to all of your problems! Jesus shed His blood because He loves you. And now, He desires to redeem and transform everyone who will believe in Him. “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a person be born of water and of the Spirit, they cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not, that I say unto thee, you must be born again” John 3:5-7.
BRAND NEW! I have just added a category to the menu called, “AROUND THE WORLD.” With so many Christian ministries contacting us, we decided to feature their labors and visions for God’s kingdom. We want you to meet these dedicated brothers and sisters and see what God is doing around the world! It is exciting and encouraging to know that souls are being delivered, born-again, and filled with the Holy Spirit. As God’s WORD is being taught, His love and grace penetrates into the heart and has the power to open the eyes of those who are lost. The Lord is pouring out His Spirit upon all those who are hungry and thirsty for His perfect truth. If you would like to send some pictures and information about your ministry, we would be glad to post them so those can connect with you and possibly help you with the vision God has laid on your heart. Jesus Christ is coming SOON and is stirring His followers to spread His gospel and demonstrate His character so that “whosoever will” can surrender their life and enter into the family of God. “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit” Joel 2:28-29.
Here are two songs that we recorded a few years ago. The first one is called, “GREY WEDDING GOWNS” and is a timely message about how the Lord in this last hour, is preparing His children to meet Him. The next song is, “EVERY LONELY HEART” and it reveals a parallel between how we desire to be loved and how God also wants our love. Both of these selections are a part of the REFUGE cd.
Philippians chapter two and verse nine says, “And being found in fashion as a man, He (Jesus) humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
John 8:12 reminds us, “Then Jesus spoke to them again saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall NOT walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
God Almighty is the highest authority! He was from the beginning, He rules upon the throne, and is the infinitely wise Creator of ALL things! He is the Omnipotent King above all other kings, the Alpha and Omega and the author and finisher of our faith. He is the Lord of all and the only judge of human destiny. Revelation 5:13 says, “And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying; Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”
The name of this song is, “SOMEBODY WAS PRAYING” and is included on the REFUGE CD. You can find out more about this project in the music section above, and you can also listen to cuts from many different albums. Every few weeks, we will feature a different selection for you to enjoy on this homepage.
Here is a song called “TIMES OF REFRESHING” and is on the cd, “COVENANT KEEPING GOD.”
I have just completed a short story about my Mom and Dad and I am very excited to release this true adventure of commitment, devotion, and love.
2016 was a difficult year as we lost my Father, William Sr. in June and then we lost Cheryl’s mother in November. To say the least, we are still in shock from these unexpected losses but we are also filled with hope and joy in knowing they are healed and living with Jesus! I hope this true story will inspire and encourage those who are caregivers for their spouse. We take a glimpse of a tale of two halves. The first half of their 60-year marriage was filled with excitement and promise, but the second half did not turn out like they had planned. I spend a lot of time visiting people in nursing homes and I see the agony and disappointment that comes with sickness and the decline that is associated with aging. In knowing that we all have a strong chance of making it to our “winter season” there are many things to consider. Life does not come down to what we accomplished or the accumulation of material possessions, our peace and joy will rest on how close we are to God and having those around us who love us. “Till death do us part” includes lots of great stories along with some spiritual insights that I hope will inspire and encourage your faith. Just CLICK on the BOOK tab at the top and then click on the link.
Here I am back in July last year at the KCAL Old Time Radio Show in downtown Nicholasville. Our theatrical troupe re-enacts radio shows from the 40’s and 50’s in front of a live audience to let everyone see how they were done. It’s really a lot of clean fun and everyone seems to enjoy them. Our summer round-up of 3 live performances included an old Gunsmoke episode called “Cheap labor” that of course had the old crew of Matt Dillon, Festus, and Miss Kitty. I played a retired gunslinger named Foss Capper that was trying to change my ways. The second performance was another old radio show, a comedy called “My favorite husband” that originally starred Lucille Ball. In that show, my character was called “Little ole Floyd” that was a sarcastic horse trainer with a strong southern accent. Here I am singing “Ghost Riders in the Sky” just before intermission. (Photo by George Adams).
We are excited to announce the NEW CD is finally here! “KEEPER OF MY SOUL” has been a project that we have been thinking and praying about for the last year. It is an honor to present this resource to you. I have been visiting hospitals, cancer centers, prisons and nursing homes for many years and have witnessed the pain of human suffering. As a minister and chaplain, I know that God’s Word is the only source of miracle power. I have selected over 100 Bible passages and written these songs of faith, hope, joy and encouragement so that everyone can quietly relax in the secret place of His presence. Click on the MUSIC tab at the top, and you can listen to some of the CD. Whatever you need today, Jesus is your hope, peace and blessed assurance. Lean on Him and trust Him. He is our provider, our strength, our refuge and has our life in the palm of His hand. Just CONTACT me at firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your address and I will be happy to mail a copy to you.
“So then faith comes by HEARING and hearing by the WORD OF GOD.”
I want to give a special thank you to Michael Reno at Inspiration Studios. You can contact him and learn more about his ministry at email@example.com. The beautiful background music is by Peder Hellend from Norway, a phenomenal musician that has a huge collection of his songs on YouTube. Just type in his name and you will be amazed at how much music he has produced. Very beautiful! I very much appreciate the contributions from these two men and their passion for advancing the Kingdom of God. The picture on the front cover was taken by me from our backyard one evening on my cell phone. I was just walking around talking to God and noticed how unusual and beautiful the sky looked as the sun was setting. Our God is truly an awesome God, the Author, and finisher of our faith and majestic Lord and Creator of all things.
Also Included on “KEEPER OF MY SOUL” are 5 acoustic songs that I felt strongly should be included with this project. The disc is divided into 4 major parts with prayers, scriptures and a song in each part. Part one includes the song “Promises”, part two has “Touch the Scars” part three combines “Refuge” and “Come Holy Spirit” as a worship medley and part four includes “Joy Will Come” as an extended worship version. These have been recorded in the past but are brand new versions. “Joy will come” is an inspiration for the entire project and has always been one of our favorite Bible verses. The CD closes with the first 5 verses of “Psalm 103” which I sing all the time in my outreach ministry. I used both the Martin D-35 and the Gibson J-45 for all the music.
Here is a Mp3 of one of the songs on this project called, “Touch The Scars.”
May you hear God’s still small voice and sense His kindness and compassion. The Lord has much to say but most of the time we are distracted and simply not interested. It is essential to develop a constant awareness of His presence and a desire to give Him our undivided attention – not only when we have an emergency. If you know someone that needs the peace and hope of spiritual encouragement please let me know and I will send them a copy. Let us remember that fear is seeing God through the eyes of circumstance but faith is seeing circumstance through the eyes of God. When you have some quiet time, grab your Bible and read Psalm 145. It is a very inspiring and uplifting passage that promises how God will always be with us.
I believe there is nothing more powerful than the Word of God and I know that allowing our mind and conscience to be saturated in His Word can generate the faith to believe that anything is possible through the omnipotent and omniscience of our Lord and Savior. Let us become determined to resist the devil and this dark world of negativity and allow the cool refreshing waters of His promises fill our spirit and mind with hope and confidence. We are experiencing a famine of the Word of God, so now let us take this much-needed nourishment to those who are hungry and thirsty for truth and righteousness. Since faith comes by hearing, it is our responsibility as representatives of His name to confess His Word, preach His gospel and relay His message of VICTORY to a lost and hopeless world.
There are several new areas we are focusing on this coming year and as always it is very exciting to work on new projects for His Kingdom. We have recently recorded a few simple acoustic music videos that can be found on YouTube and hopefully soon will be available on this site. These videos are very raw and were recorded with me and the guitar at home in my office but still contain the basic message of God’s Spirit. They are a few selections from a group of new songs that I am planning to record this winter and they will hopefully be available on a brand new CD in the spring of 2017. “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O Most High: to show forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness at night. Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn and deep tone.” (Psalm 92:1-3)
My first book was released in 2015 and we are encouraged to hear that it is being offered in many bookstore databases around the world. What a blessing it has been to be able to express the passion of my heart and I truly give Him all the glory for communicating through me! It has 50 chapters and is a whopping 367 pages. If you would like to order a copy you can click on the book tab at the top and it will explain details about the content of the book and links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble. SPECIAL OFFER! I have some extra copies of the book and while supplies last, I can send you a copy anywhere in the U.S. for $12.50. This is a significant discount if you order through a bookstore. I am only breaking even on these copies as I gave over $8.00 a piece for them and shipping will be around $3.00, but I just want to make it affordable for whoever is interested. I know you will be blessed with the content as it’s filled with scripture, prayers, stories, and spiritual insights that will encourage and speak to your heart. Just contact me and I will be happy to send it to you.
We recently mailed a copy of the book along with some music cd’s to 20 different State Correctional libraries around the Country and plan to send out 20 more packages this summer. We are focused on reaching out wherever we can with the gospel of Jesus Christ and are getting ready to send another 20 packages out and this time we will include the new CD “Keeper of my Soul.” These packages are expensive but we will keep sending them out as the Lord provides. If anyone would like to give a financial gift to help with the costs of this project, it will go directly to help cover some of the expense and of course, would be appreciated.
It is a wonderful feeling to do something you love but it becomes even more exciting and rewarding when other people take notice. As a developing writer, I cannot tell you how grateful I was to see my book on the shelves of our public library. I would have never dreamed a few years ago that I would have this honor. It is not as easy as I thought, as any book has to be selected, reviewed and approved to be added to a library collection. Recently the Lexington public library has also added it to their collection and is available in the main library and both of their branches.
On the subject of writing, this year the Lord has miraculously opened a door for me to write a faith column for several newspapers that I named, “LIVING ON PURPOSE” Praise God! He has patiently guided me and inspired me through the years and with all the practice and learning, time and energy I have invested trying to become a better communicator, He is now able to use this gift on a broader scale. I am very humbled and amazed to have this platform to minister Jesus within a public forum. It is truly an honor to serve as a weekly contributor for these publications and communities. I need His wisdom and discernment to know when to step forward and when to be silent. I do not want to provoke hatred by being dogmatic with doctrines or social issues. I intentionally avoid controversy and fighting and have no desire to argue against those who desire to debate. However, neither do I intend to be afraid or intimidated as I am simply praying that God will show me how to present His message in love and humility. “I will not be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God to everyone that believes; to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). If we pray and discover what He has called us to do, and diligently focus our attention on doing it, I really believe He can use us to make a difference in the world. We do not have time to waste as there are many prayers to pray and much work to do!
“LIVING ON PURPOSE” focuses on practical everyday living that is infused with thought-provoking and encouraging spiritual insights. I realize that not only Christians have access to this content and I want everyone, everywhere to be able to enjoy it. God works in mysterious ways and most of the time it is not how we plan or imagine. There is definitely a responsibility here to speak what GOD wants to say instead of my own ideas. I just want to present a positive message of hope and peace and I believe the Holy Spirit can use these messages to reach all people and speak to their heart in a special way. The Bible talks about plowing, planting, watering, and harvesting, and I am excited to be used as a part of this process. If you are not able to read the hard copies in these communities where these articles are being published, you can either find the online versions or read each week’s column on this site for free by just clicking the “Newspaper” tab at the top. I take this opportunity very seriously and I really appreciate your prayers.
What started out as a weekly blog for several years, progressed to my local community newspaper and now has evolved into 122 newspapers in 31 States and is still growing. I am not sure where all of this heading, but I will continue moving forward until Jesus tells me to stop. I know the Lord is opening these doors and anointing me to write as I would not be able to do this on my own. I just want to do His will and find my place in His Kingdom. May He receive all the glory! The different publications are listed here so that you can tell friends and family to look for it in their communities. Note: Not all papers offer my column in their online versions and those who do most of the time require a subscription. Many of the newspapers only use the column in the printed hard-copy.
The Banner – (Crab Orchard KY.), Lockhart Post Register (Lockhart TX.), Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon (Floydada TX.), The Howe Enterprise (Howe TX.), Bolivar Herald-Free Press (Bolivar TX.), The Hill Country Herald (Leakey TX.), The Dalhart Texan (Dalhart TX.), Guymon Daily Herald (Guymon OK.), Hanford Sentinel (Selma CA.), Pike County Express (Pittsfield IL.), Borger News Herald (Borger TX.), Pageland Progressive Journal News (Chesterfield County SC.), Omaha Star (Omaha NE.), The Kingstree News (Kingstree SC.), Clay City Times (Clay City KY.), Kankakee Valley Post News (Kankakee IN.), Meadville Tribune (Meadville Pa.), The Courier News (Russellville AR.), Casey County News (Liberty KY.), Citizen Voice and Times (Irvine KY.), Jackson County Sun (Mckee Ky.), Hartford City News Times (Hartford City IN.), Union City Advocate (Morganfield KY.), The Gregory Times-Advocate (Gregory SD.), Mountain City Tomahawk (Mountain City TN.), Bureau County Republican (Princeton IL.), Putnam County Record (Princeton IL.), The Tonica News (Tonica IL.), The Banner (Crab Orchard KY.), Starke County Leader (Knox IN.), The Alton Telegraph (Alton IL.), Gadsen Times (Gadsen AL.), Thomasville Times Enterprise (Thomasville GA.), Glenwood Opinion-Tribune (Glenwood IA.), The Hickman Courier (Fulton KY.), The Breathitt Advocate (Jackson KY.), Bartlett Express (Bartlett TN.), Delta News Citizen (Malden MO.), Carroll County News-Leader (Huntingdon TN.), Mayfield Messenger (Mayfield KY.), Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville KY.), The Camden Chronicle (Camden TN.), The Jackson Sun (Jackson TN.), Metropolis Planet (Metropolis IL.), East Valley Tribune (Mesa AZ.), Ahwatukee Foothills News (Tempe AZ.), Citrus County Chronicle (Crystal River FL.), Grant County News (Dry Ridge KY.), Troublesome Creek Times (Hindman Ky.), The Messenger (Madisonville KY.), The Portland Leader (Portland TN.), Flemingsburg Gazette (Fleming County KY.), The Carlisle Mercury (Carlisle KY.), Bath County News Outlook (Owingsville KY.), Menifee County News Outlook (Menifee County KY.), Robertson County News (Robertson County KY.), Big Sandy News (Louisa and Paintsville KY.), Crockett County Times (Alamo TN.), The Spencer Magnet (Taylorsville KY.), Lake County Banner (Tiptonville TN.), The Waconia Patriot (Mound MN.), The Laker and Pioneer (Mound MN.), Carver County News (Watertown MN.) The Beattyville Enterprise (Lee County KY.), The Carlisle Weekly (Bardville KY.), Lyon County Herald Ledger (Eddyville KY.), The Jessamine Journal (Nicholasville, Wilmore KY), Advocate-Messenger (Lincoln – Boyle – Casey County KY), Winchester Sun (Winchester KY.), The Frankfort State Journal (Frankfort KY.), The Kentucky Standard (Bardstown – Nelson County KY.), Middlesboro Daily News (Middlesboro KY.), The Harlan Daily Enterprise (Harlan KY.), The Falmouth Outlook (Pendleton KY.), Floyd County Times (Prestonburg KY.), The Hazard Herald (Hazard KY.), The Claiborne Progress (Tazewell TN.), Hickman County Times (Clinton KY.), Weakley County Press (Martin TN.), The Journal Enterprise (Providence KY.), The Trenton Gazette (Trenton TN.), Waverly News Democrat (Waverly TN.), Kingsport Times-News (Kingsport TN.), The Tennessee Tribune (Nashville TN.), Union City Messenger (Union City Tn.), Maryville Daily Forum (Maryville MO.), The Vermont Daily Express (Newport VT.), Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana TX.), Palestine Herald (Palestine TX.), Del Rio News Herald (Del Rio TX.), Athens Daily Review (Athens TX.), The Duncan Banner (Duncan OK.), The Post (Texas City, TX), High Plains Observer (Spearman TX.), The Natchez Democrat (Natchez MS.), The Kaufman Herald (Kaufman TX.), Beauregard Daily News (Deridder LA.), Bossier Press-Tribune (Bossier City LA.) and the Leesville Daily Leader (Leesville LA.), The Daily Review (Towanda PA.), Greene County Daily World (Linton IN.), and The Express Paper (Mechanicville NY.), Williamson Daily News (Williamson WV.), Logan Banner-News (Logan WV.), News and Press (Darlington SC.), South Carolina News Exchange website (SC.), Hickman County Times (Clinton KY.), The Delphos Herald (Delphos OH.), Van Wert Times Bulletin (Van Wert OH.), LaGrande Observer (LaGrande OR.), The Northwest Florida Daily News (Ft. Walton Beach FL.), The Hillsdale Daily News (Hillsdale MI.), The Cordele Dispatch (Cordele GA.), Spring River Chronicle (Hardy AR.), The Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches TX), Jefferson County News (Ft. Atkinson WI.), The South Alabamian (Jackson AL.), and the Bristol Herald Courier (Bristol VA.). Combined paid subscription weekly circulation is 937,000 not including online website viewing and the potential readership is around 2.3 million. Praise the name of Jesus!
2016 closed out the series “OUR FIRST LOVE.” It is on the sidebar under the Article Series category. There are 52 messages in this group and you are welcome to use these for your own personal use or to share with others.
In 2015, I completed 30 teachings on the subject of healing and prosperity which are difficult topics but at the same time, they are closely connected with everything we do. It would not make sense to assume that God is hiding His “will” from us about these subjects. These messages can be found in the “Articles” section on the right under “HEALTH AND WEALTH.”
I also added 23 more messages that completed the year called “DRAWING NEAR.” This series is directed toward our personal life and gives spiritual insight about how God is seeking to use us as a remnant disciple that is seriously interested about the holy vow of BLOOD COVENANT and a deeper understanding of spiritual intimacy. My series for this entire year is called “OUR FIRST LOVE” and you can read the entire series by clicking on the tab at the top “WEEKLY ARTICLE.”
Check out the “QUOTES” tab at the top and I know you will be edified, inspired and uplifted! I have collected these for years and was glad to finally have a place to share them. Take them and incorporate them into your life as a source of edification and encouragement. This is a category that is worth spending some quality time with. May the Lord continue to give you His wisdom and peace in these troubling times and may you rest in the green pastures and still waters of His presence.
As you can see from the wide variety of subjects on the right, there are quite a few topics for you to read. In fact, this blog currently contains over 300 spiritual essays and articles and you are more than welcome to go into the archives, copy and use them however the Lord leads. Each week I send a message out to those in my email address list there is a new message and I would be glad to add you to the list. These writings have been a blessing to my soul and I hope they are received as an encouragement to all. The world is so dark and filled with negative distractions, I believe it is a spiritual strength for those who are serious about maintaining a personal relationship with Jesus to stay focused on His Word and our commitment to live for Him.