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Happy Independence Day

As I sit here in my room above the US Vets program in Las Vegas on this 4th of July I am listening to some very patriotic music by a variety of military bands. I am very thankful that the good Lord allowed me to be a citizen of this great nation, where at least I know that I am free to be all that God intended me to be. I don’t need anyone else to tell me how to live my life or what to believe. I follow my God given conscience of what is right and what is wrong (see Rom. Chapter One).

Well,  I don’t feel like ranting much today so I’m going to go and enjoy my 4th. They are having a BBQ downstairs today to feed the homeless. If anyone can make a small donation to US VETS it would be greatly appreciated. Mention me in your prayers. Happy 4th to you all. Love: Mike 😁

Caring People

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Sitting here thinking about all the good and caring people in the world. With all the evil that the news media is always portraying it’s sometimes difficult to realize that the vast majority of people in this world are basically good people. Most people regardless of their ideology want the same things in life, i.e. food, shelter, safe home for their children etc. The truly evil people, like mass murderers are a very small minority.

During my time as a Homeless person most people that I met seemed to be kinda apathetic to the suffering around them. They are probably wrapped up in their own thoughts and problems. I know that before I became homeless I never really noticed Homeless People. I supposed they existed same as they do today, I just never saw them.

I could tell many stories of how kind people were to me when I was living on the streets. The many instances when I woke up in a doorway and someone had left me some food and money while I was sleeping. There are also many Christian agencies that provide physical as well as spiritual services to the Homeless. Such as the Church group that provided lunch to the Veterans here at US Vets today. One of my favorite radio programs is “Unshackled” from the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. They tell of how Jesus can and does change lives.

I’m in the process of putting together my testimonial website in the hope that it’ll be a blessing to other people who have been through similar situations as myself. Plus website design is kinda a hobby of mine so I’m also getting some satisfaction out of the project. So stay tuned for the announcement of its launch. Hopefully soon, if I don’t get lazy and procrastinate. Another of my shortcomings.

Well, I’ll be saying, “Good Bye” for now. May the Lord continue to bless you and your families. Especially all you Fathers tomorrow on Father’s Day. My father went home to be with the Lord several years ago and I still miss him. Also because of my previous lifestyle I’ve missed out on the pleasures of fatherhood or being a grandfather. 🐸

Do You Want Eternal Life?

Think about it! Do you want eternal life in God’s kingdom? Or eternal death (separated from God for all eternity)? Make your choice today, because it will be a very sad thing if you make the wrong decision. What if you live to be 100 years old? What is that compared to eternity? You can have an abundant, joy filled life here on earth even if Jesus and God is just a myth. Jesus said in John 14:6: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Where is Your Wealth?

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“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,” (Heb. 9: 27).  “And I will say to my soul,  ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease;  eat, drink, and be merry.’  “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” {Luke 12: 19-21).  “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matt. 16: 26).

Today is the Day

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To those people who continue to reject Jesus Christ I have only one question or maybe two for you: What if you are wrong? Do you really want to take that chance? Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 16:26: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Also in Matthew 10:28: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

My Hope

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I just liked this photo and the sentiment that it expresses. I feel like I’m just traveling on the road of life waiting to come to the end of my journey so that I will be with my Lord throughout eternity. Even though we may live to be 100, what is that compared to forever? People who have no hope of an eternal life are in my estimation the most depraved (and to be pitied) people of all. What is their purpose for even living? We need to pray for them as well as proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ at every opportunity.

My Hope

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Ain’t this the truth. If we keep our focus on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we can have a great hope for our future. I know that I do! We can’t focus on our mistakes of the past, esp. if we were living in the flesh. But, those of us who are being saved can look forward to being with our Lord in the present world as well as the world to come. PRAISE the LORD!!!!!!!!