Monthly Archive: March 2017

A Light In The Darkness

Dearly Beloved:  May GOD’s love, mercy, peace, grace and light be ever upon you.  Let me start by offering an apology to all of our loyal readers.  You may have noticed that my writings have not been posted as regularly as they used to be.  My dear friend, Terry, is in charge of posting all the content on this site and maintaining the site’s upkeep.  For the past year, Terry’s husband, my dear brother and pastor, Tom Shuford, has been suffering kidney failure and as a result he has been placed on dialysis.  My dear sister, Terry, has been doing the dialysis treatments for Tom at home five days a week.  She has also been providing round the clock care for my dear Brother Tom tending to his every need.  Tom has been in and out of the hospital and he has numerous doctor’s appointments.  Terry has a full time job caring for Tom.  She is his chauffeur, chef, doctor, nurse, secretary and maid.  Then, to top it all off, she takes what precious little time she has and takes care of this site.  I am so grateful to GOD for her.  Tom and I are both in dark places in our lives, but GOD has provided a light in the darkness in the form of Terry.  She never complains nor does she seem too tired to fulfill the mission that our LORD has entrusted her with.   (more…)

Worldly Pollution!

Philippians 4:8  “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

Dearly Beloved:  May GOD’s grace, love, peace, joy and cleansing power be ever upon you.  I want to talk to you about all of the mental and spiritual pollution that exists in this corrupted world.  Now, I am not talking about greenhouse gasses or smog.  I am talking about things like pornography, violence, drugs, alcohol and the like.  Now, a lot of us are influenced by the environment that we put ourselves in, the people we are around and the places that we frequent.  And, let us not forget the content that we view.  All of those things infect our minds.  And, in time we begin to reflect what it is we surround ourselves with.  And when our surroundings are negative and sinful, we become polluted by them.  Poison seeps into our bodies and brings out our sinful nature.  That’s right, I said sinful nature; because as humans we are inherently sinful.  We are born sinners by our very nature.  We are sinners from the alpha and we will continue to sin until the omega; that is to say – from the beginning until the end of our earthly existence.  Since Adam and Eve fell in the garden, we have been inherently sinful and that will never change in this world.   (more…)