“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.” 2 Tim. 20-21……………. “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1…………………. “Mercy,” I said quietly and calmly. “Mercy.” I looked at paralyzed dog Miss Mercy all the way on the other side of the room. The industrial fan which I keep on 24-7 is loud. Maybe she hadn’t heard. “Mercy!” I said louder. “Mercy!”…

Hi everyone, I haven’t sent out an update and prayer request in quite some time. In a nutshell, I am more in love with the Lord than I have ever been, I am more devoted to Him than ever, am more thankful than ever about the ministry work with which He has entrusted me and the countless people He is reaching continually through my little heart & ministry, and am more excited than ever before about how He is leading me forward in my work as an evangelist & writer doing streets ministry work and writing Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books. Many of you know I did 20 years of dog rescue work before the Lord led me into full-time ministry & that I’m on the road full-time now for my…

““Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God… Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’” Isaiah 44:6-8………………… The Lord God was speaking to me again, which I am so indescribably thankful He does regularly, daily, as I so love to hear His voice, as I so need His love, mercy, hope, peace, promises, His glorious fellowship, regularly, continually, His instruction, wisdom, etc., and, yes, His conviction, chastening, and correction. Ugh. Ouch. Correction can be hard – but so very needed. Like on that particular morning. I was daydreaming as I changed paralyzed dog Mr. Simeon’s diaper and jumped quickly…

“Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 156………………. I had just finished praying for a short while on my knees regarding my day’s writing for the Lord when before I came up from off my knees I raised high my arms in the air in utter surrender, indicating to the Lord that my life is His, that the writing…

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Mt. 28:18-20………………….. The morning the Lord caught me off guard by sending me to the computer to write rather than wanting me to go on my usual morning walk to spend more time with Him as I’d already had alone time with Him studying His Word and seeking and hearing Him in the middle of the night did…

“Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth.” Psalm 96:7-9………………. I love the Lord more than anything and anyone on this earth, and anybody who knows me for more than about 5 or 10 minutes can probably tell because He and His love and His Word and His blessings tend to pour into and through me continually. And when it comes to spending one-on-one time with the Lord, personal time with Him, communing time with Him, fellowship time with Him, time to love Him, praise and sing to Him, worship…

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” 2 Cor. 10:4-5…………… “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil…

“My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.” Proverbs 2:1-8 Very quickly after I published my little devotional on people hurting their spouses who are…

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Mt. 7:1-5…………….. ““But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully…

“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the…

“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”” Mt. 4:4………. “He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.” John 21:17……….. When a sweet sister in the Lord contacted me to ask why she was receiving so much Daily Inspiration from me via email, thinking perhaps there was a problem with my email list and technology, and making me think perhaps she was feeling overloaded with emails, my…

“Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”” Mark 12:29-31…………. “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:29-31……….. Have you ever prayed this? God, give me increased sensitivity! Have you ever considered how important this is? Would you consider praying…

““Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed…

“A merry heart does good, like medicine,…” Proverbs 17:22…………. I pray a whole lot throughout the day and night, continually communing with the Lord whether to pour out my heart to Him, to seek Him with questions, to pray for someone or something, to ask for help and strength, to hear Him chasten me, to praise and worship and adore Him, anything at all to be in His glorious presence. Sometimes I pray on my knees, and I certainly could do much more of that, and much of the time I pray wherever I am, whatever I’m doing, whether walking, sitting, writing, talking to someone, driving, resting, etc. What a silly little surprise I had one day when I knew I was getting tested with something I had just written…

“The Lord said also to me… “Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot. And I said, after she had done all these things, ‘Return to Me.’ But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it…yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also…And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense,” says the Lord…Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say: ‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the Lord; ‘I will not cause My anger to fall on you. For I am merciful,’ says the Lord; ‘I will not remain…

““And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30…………………. “O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you? For a voice declares from Dan And proclaims affliction from Mount Ephraim: “Make mention to the nations, Yes, proclaim against Jerusalem, That watchers come from a far country And raise their voice against the cities of Judah. Like keepers of a field they are against her all around, Because she has been rebellious against Me,” says the Lord. “Your ways and your doings Have procured these things for you. This is your wickedness, Because it is bitter,…

“Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Cor. 5:9-10 NKJV…………….. “…For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 4:10-12 NKJV………….. Is your marriage falling apart? The ONLY WAY to a forever relationship with God is through FAITH IN AND A LIFE DEVOTED TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. And the…

“For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:5………………… One early morning the Lord gave me a strong warning about something I had fallen into countless times through the years and something I was right on the verge of falling back into. He wanted to stop me before I fell, and in His loving mercy He issued the warning. It wasn’t until later that morning that I understood how in His awesome sovereignty and beloved wisdom He had led me to Psalm 27 two days in a row. The perfect psalm to walk hand in hand with the warning…

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NKJV………….. Once upon a time an old lady lived with her boyfriend. But wait, this is a true story! And it’s not just true for the old lady and her boyfriend. It’s true for many. When it comes to sin. Please read on! The 80-something woman lived with her 90-something boyfriend. She professed to believe in Christ, but when I talked with her in some depth, it appeared she did not understand the Gospel message nor had she apparently devoted her life to Christ from what I could tell anyway. So I explained the Gospel to her, talked to her about the life of a Christ follower, and…

“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but…

“I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel…Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?” 1 Cor. 4:14-21 NKJV……………. Love wears many forms, doesn’t it? It shows up in all sorts of ways, don’t you think? Love is love, but it doesn’t always look, or feel, or sound or seem the same way. But it all comes back to being love in its essence, in its nature, in its being, in its presence, in its manifestation, in the fruit it bears, it is love in…

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”” John 13:34-35…………….. When I looked back at an especially challenging little season of my life, one thing stood out above all else when it came to my friends who knew what was going on. Only one of them had picked up the telephone, called me, and offered love and encouragement and asked me how I was doing with the specific challenge I faced. Our phone call was short from what I recall, and it took so very little of her time to make the call. But those few minutes she…

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction; For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:11-12……………… Within just weeks of a woman telling me she sensed the Lord convicting her she needed to start going back to church on Sundays, she was offered a job requiring her to work on Sundays. The last I heard from her, she seemed to be leaning toward taking the job and may very well have done so. The Spirit of God had brought conviction to her about what He wanted her to do, but He didn’t stop there. Then He tested her. But this message isn’t about a random woman you don’t even know and about what…

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20…………. “I was surprised to hear you would make that decision knowing what you knew,” a sweet friend essentially told me one day. I am pretty sure she didn’t much approve of the decision I made. Not in the least. Especially considering the decision concerned something she cared deeply about. To say the least. But then, I cared so very deeply about this something also. Perhaps even much more than she did. But there we both were. Realizing the consequences of my decision, and…

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving…” Psalm 95:2 I had woken in the middle of the night yet again. I’m someone who doesn’t do well without enough sleep. But this time instead of finding myself cranky and irritable, I was so very thankful.  For toothpaste of all things! And that was not all… For as I brushed my teeth and experienced the incredibly fresh and clean sensation of a special new toothpaste I had recently bought, enjoying how my very mouth seemed to wake up with the freshness of it, I felt so very thankful. Realizing, remembering, acknowledging, that the Lord has blessed me with so very much – right down to toothpaste. Within a short period, I felt thankful to the Lord for…

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15 NKJV…………….. I was daydreaming. Not for the first time. Most assuredly not for the last. I’m a daydreamer. My mind is rarely still. So it wasn’t a surprise one day I found myself thinking about the possibility of going somewhere to essentially talk to people about the Lord and about His Word. Somewhere specific. To some specific people. To some people anybody would agree simply must be reached with the Gospel of Christ and with help in following Him. If only I could get to these people. Surely I could. Surely this was important. Somehow it could happen. It should, after all.…

““Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Mt. 7:20-23……………. “Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23…………… If there’s one thing I’ve learned in streets ministry, not to mention my own life, and most importantly in the Bible, it’s this. A REAL COMMITMENT to…

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23…………………. You may think you’re helping. You may think you’re needed. You may think you’re there for a reason. For a purpose. That you are the right person. That nobody else can do what you’re doing. That the person standing in front of you needs you. That something needs to be done that only you can do. Or that you’re one of the people anyway. And that you simply must be there. In that situation. In that circumstance. Whatever it is. Wherever it is. With whomever it may be. Oh, how you long to get the job done. To do a good job with it. Or with him. Or her. Or them.…

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:5-8 I feel so free. That was my exact thought. Then it came to me. I feel free because I’m in your will. I felt free because I knew I was in the Lord’s will. Tell me what to let go, Lord. Why would I pray this? And why would…

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:5-8………………… I feel so free. That was my exact thought. Then it came to me. I feel free because I’m in your will. I felt free because I knew I was in the Lord’s will. Tell me what to let go, Lord. Why would I pray this? And why would I share this message…

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