God’s Love and Ours

1 John 4:7-16 (NIV)

world heart

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

Peace Out Z50R

Cause sometimes bills and school clothes are more important than a motorcycle that is not being used.  

Grandfather that mom taught at Dale Co in 1978 bought the bike for his 4 year old grandson.  I hope it gets used lots!  

Tucker was a very big boy about parting with this bike.  We are trying to slim down on the stuff that we do not use or do not need.  I love you Tucker!!!


Mrs. Edwards Gets Invited To Church

That Long Groove


Your Opposition Is Your Opportunity

50 Ways To Go Wrong



Here comes 50 Shades of Grey. The Big Question: Why are people so excited for something that is actually hurting relationships? 

1. It’s poisoning the holiness of sex.

The origination of sex was divinely created by our God for a specific and beautiful purpose. If we don’t share that purpose, we can’t expect our culture to know the truth. Sex is purposed to be an intimate experience between a man and a women—becoming ONE in the eyes of God.

And while much of our culture sees “making love” as nothing but a social activity, I can only imagine the hurt God feels while looking down upon us as we socialize in an experience that was meant for the confinement of a marriage. 50 shades of grey encourages men and women to act in a way that is negatively positioned in comparison to the truth of scripture.

2. It encourages fornication and lust.

I can’t help but clinch my fists towards the way media and culture glamorize sex before marriage, divorce, and the never-ending game of lust. When it comes to relationships, the world around us seems to be directing more people away from trust and purity than they are towards it. It’s a sad reality that can be seen through the pages of books like 50 Shades of Grey, MTV’s Guy Code, and more.

3. It’s guiding men and women away from righteousness.

Biblical holiness is something I encourage all to strive for. And while I’m aware that none of us are perfect, the yearning to live a pure and integrity-filled life is something I motivate all to seek. The farther we are from righteousness, the farther we are from God. When we fill our minds with material such as 50 Shades of Grey, our hearts will begin to crave something contrary to what God has designed us for.

“We all might disagree about quite a bit, but we can certainly agree that we’re too smart, too moral, and we have too much character and self-respect to spend 10 dollars watching this monstrosity. Freedom!” -Matt Walsh

-Jarrid Wilson



Not My Path

Watch and then read the comments by going to this link.  I am not saying any of this is correct.  I have just been reading some about other religions and I have discussed a lot about the Morons in the past week.  You can read, watch and form your own opinions or beliefs.

I believe and follow Jesus Christ.  I do not  agree with most of the stuff I have researched related to the Moron faith.  I have met some nice Morons but think if some of the stuff I read is their belief, they are following a false path.  Still I have no doubt in my heart that Jesus died for them just as he died for me.  

Luke 21: 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

Amos 3:3 Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

2 John 1:10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.

12 Numbers That Can Change Your Bank Account for the Better


Humans are nothing if not forgetful. We have great intentions, but we lose sight of our money goals faster than you can say, “Attention span.”

Instead of giving up, give your money memory (and your bank account) a boost. Think of these 12 numbers as a dozen friendly reminders to keep on winning.

10% – Make sure you’re giving 10% of your income to a local church or charity. Net or gross doesn’t really matter. Since most evangelical Christians are only giving about 3% anyway, you’re way ahead of the curve if you’re giving a tithe (a tenth) either before or after taxes.

$15,263 – The average American has $15,263 in consumer credit card debt. That’s a big number, but it’s by no means hopeless. Getting out of debt is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge. So if you change that way you spend and save, you will change your life.

$3,000 – Most Financial Peace University class members pay off $3,000 during the course of the nine-week class. That’s impressive. But how do they do it? By learning some simple money concepts and getting intense about getting out of debt. Because once you finally see the light at the end of the debt tunnel, you want out—fast.

4 – Before paying down debts, be sure to cover your Four Walls: food, clothing, shelter and utilities, and transportation. Rude credit card collectors will just have to wait. Use the debt snowball to gain some serious traction, but always take care of your own household first.

$1 trillion – The current estimated student loan debt in America is $1 trillion. Instead of adding to that figure, help your kids stay out of diploma debt by guiding them toward in-state tuition, scholarships and part-time jobs. And if they’re already out of college and carrying a load of student loans, help them start a $1,000 emergency fund, find cheap housing, and live like a broke college student again. Any extra money they earn goes toward the debt! That way they won’t be saddled with loans when they’re ready to start a family and buy a home.

3 – Take advantage of your three free credit reports each year from Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. With identity theft on the rise, it’s smart to make sure a bad guy isn’t having a good time on your dime.

60% – New cars lose about 60% of their value in the first four years. Instead of coughing up car payments year after year, save up and buy only what you can afford. Then pay yourself that money. If invested wisely, that car payment could turn into a cool million over a lifetime. Yes, we’re serious! Here’s proof.

10 – When it comes to life insurance, shoot for 10–12 times your current income. Life insurance is important because keeps your family out of dire financial straits should you pass away. With at least 10 times your current income, your loved ones should be able to invest the money and live off the growth. Avoid gimmicky whole life and universal policies; only buy term life insurance.

$10,000 – A couple with $10,000 in debt and no savings is twice as likely to divorce as a couple with no debt and $10,000 in the bank. If your savings are deteriorating, stop the bleeding with a $1,000 emergency fund. And when you become debt-free, your next goal should be saving 3–6 months of expenses. Your relationship is worth saving for.

15 – We actually prefer the 100%-down plan, where you save like crazy then pay cash for your home, but a 15-year mortgage works too. Stay away from 30-year mortgages though. Dragging out your payments like that will cost you tens of thousands of dollars—if not hundreds of thousands. The faster you pay off your house, the less it will actually cost.

$2 million – The average American has more than $2 million pass through his or her hands during a working lifetime. Yes, even you. That’s a lot of money to let slip away with nothing to show for it. Make your money work harder by investing 15% of your income for retirement as soon as you’re out of debt and have a fully stocked emergency fund.

5 – There are only five months left until Christmas. The best time to start saving for Christmas was back in January, but the next best time is now. Decide how much you’d like to spend on meals, gifts, travel and entertainment. Then create a sinking fund in which you save toward that goal each month. By December, you should have exactly what you need for a credit-card-free Christmas.

One last reminder: The best way to create a solid financial future is to stay focused on your money goals now. And when you do slip-up, that’s okay—you’re only human!

Simply course-correct, then chase after your goals harder than before. You’ll get there.

What numbers have helped you win with money?

She's Back

After being out of commision for over a year, my minivan is rolling again!  I am thankful to finally get her back and have my trio back on schedule!  I have not enjoyed the last several weeks since selling my orange car.  It’s all good for now!  :)


Looking for Zacchaeus

Alf Clark walks the city streets looking for Zacchaeus. Well, not the actual one in the Bible—Jesus already found him. Alf and some friends who serve with an urban ministry do what Jesus did in Luke 19. They go purposefully through town to meet with and help those in need.

Alf walks house to house in his neighborhood, knocking on doors and saying to whoever peeks out, “Hi, I’m Alf. Do you have any needs I can pray for?” It’s his way of opening up communication and—like Jesus did with tax-collector Zacchaeus—seeking to supply needed counsel and spiritual life and hope.

Notice what Jesus did. Luke simply says that Jesus “passed through” Jericho (Luke 19:1). Of course, a crowd gathered, as usually occurred when Jesus came to town. Zacchaeus, being “height challenged,” climbed a tree. Jesus, while passing through, walked right over to his tree and told him He had to visit at his house. That day salvation came to Zacchaeus’s house. Jesus had “come to seek and to save that which was lost” (v.10).

Do we look for Zacchaeus? He is everywhere, needing Jesus. In what ways can we share Christ’s love with people who need the Savior?

~ By Dave Branon


Luke 19:1-10 (NIV)

Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.

7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”

8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Be Still


Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

    I will be exalted among the nations,

    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Now That’s Funny


I came across this and it made me laugh at a moment I really really needed to laugh!  It’s sweet, horrible, and hilarious all at the same time!  Just thought I would share!  

Enjoy and see you at the party!



QUESTION: Is masturbation a sin?

ANSWER: We live in a society that is totally obsessed with sex. We know that sex sells, so many advertisements we see are sexual in nature. Television, movies, and novels are full of sex. Nudity, or near nudity is all around us. Pornography is so easily accessible. Women and men dress more provocatively these days and that is becoming the norm, even for young girls and boys. It’s no wonder that our minds are so often on sex and we feel the need for sexual release.

What does scripture say about masturbation? The Bible does not address the subject of masturbation directly. It does have much to say about sexual infidelity, condemning any sexual immorality, including sex outside of marriage. While the Bible doesn’t explicitly state that masturbation is a sin, there is no question that the actions that lead to masturbation can be sinful. Lustful thoughts, sexual arousal from reading sex-laden novels and from watching many of today's films and TV programs, and pornographic images are what usually lead to masturbation. These problems need to be dealt with. If the sins of lust, immoral thoughts, and pornography are confessed, forsaken and overcome, masturbation will become a non-issue. Many people struggle with guilty feelings about self-satisfaction, when in reality, the things that led to the act are just as worthy of repentance. When our minds are full of impure thoughts, our bodies will soon follow. 1 Timothy 5:22 tells us to, “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.” We cannot be pure if our minds are taken up with things that dishonor the Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” If we truly bring every thought into obedience to the will of Christ, we will not have lustful thoughts, and masturbation will not be such an issue for us. The Apostle Paul speaks of unmarried people in 1 Corinthians 7:9 where he says, “But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.” The thought here is that it is better to be married than to burn with lust for a woman or man if a person cannot contain himself, or practice self-restraint. This seems to show that masturbation was not an option. We are not advised to perform self-pleasure instead of burning with lust.

There are instances where a man and wife, who are used to enjoying sexual pleasure, are parted for long periods, perhaps because one is in the military and is stationed away from their spouse. Is masturbation acceptable is this kind of situation? To those, I can only encourage the husband and wife to talk about this together, pray about this together, and seek the Lord’s mind. We read in 1 Corinthians 7:5, “Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.” This shows us the danger of withholding sex from our spouse. Paul instructs the couple not to deprive one another of sex unless it is talked about, agreed upon, and then come together again after a short while. If there are occasions where the couple must be apart for long periods of time, masturbation may be an acceptable option. However, Romans 14:23 tells us that, “…whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” Be sure you have sought and received the mind of the Lord before engaging in masturbation.

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Come, Lord Jesus


Revelation 22:20 ~ He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

We Believe

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Peter tells us that we should “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Pet. 3:15).

It Be Too Late


Path Of Life

Psalm 16

A miktam of David.


1 Keep me safe, my God,

    for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

    apart from you I have no good thing.”

3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,

    “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.

    I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods

    or take up their names on my lips.

5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;

    you make my lot secure.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

    surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;

    even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.

    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

    my body also will rest secure,

10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,

    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

11 You make known to me the path of life;

    you will fill me with joy in your presence,

    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

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God Has A Purpose For Everything


Mine: Wiregrass Transit Today

Today’s Overview:!

None of us want to be known as selfish, and yet we’ve all looked at the last piece of pizza and tried to grab it first. We’ve all nabbed those extra clothes from the sale rack just so no one else could get to them. We’ve all called shot-gun, wrestled for the remote, or raced to the good bathroom after a road trip. We’ve all been selfish. Why? No one likes to be around people who are always putting themselves first, but we all keep finding ourselves there wondering where that intense sense of self- centeredness comes from. For the next few weeks we’re going to talk about the source of and appropriate response to these feelings in our new series called “Mine.”

The caste system in a typical middle school is complex and intricate. Many restless nights have been spent by middle schoolers determining and scheming how they can climb the social ladder, move to a better social group, preserve their spot at the table, or simply just become more popular. This obsession with social hierarchy is not that different from the society seen in 1st century Jerusalem. In Matthew 20 we find Jesus’ disciples, who had been social outsiders all their life, wondering if they were going to be the “greatest” in the new kingdom. Flying in the face of all the common competitive and selfish ways to gain fame, Jesus simply says this: “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.” While this seems outrageous to put into practice in today’s middle school, the truth is that the people who understand this principle are probably the ones we all want to be around anyway.

Matt 20:26-28: “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

It’s Ok.


Introducing Jesus Christ

Dear Pop Culture


Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean?

After Reading This, My Cup of Coffee Had a Whole New Meaning…And It’ll Never Be The Same Again

You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. 


Cup of Coffee

A young woman told her mother about her life and how things were so hard.  She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose. 

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. 

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She then pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. 

Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?" 

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied. 

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. 

The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, Mother?" 

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity -- boiling water -- but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. However, the ground coffee beans were unique.  After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. 

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?" 

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? 

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? 

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor of your life. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? 

How do you handle adversity? Are you changed by your surroundings or do you bring life, flavor, to them?


~ Author Unknown ~ 

2 Corinthians 4:8-11

We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed--  always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.  For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.



Excited about celebrating 10 years with @WiregrassChurch tonight. #withthewiregrass

Great time of worship and celebration with Troy Fountain, Andy Stanley and the entire Wiregrass Church crew.  Love love love this place!!!

Acts 15:9 

“It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.

Psalm 119:9-11


Random Selfie!


Fix'n Stuff


Something New


Romans 8:18


This Is My Smile


This is my ‘I am still smiling in the rain’ face!  Just trying to make light of things when they don’t necessarily go my way.  

Just an overall really long day today.  I woke up and things started off fairly well.  Devotion time was powerful and somewhat convicting.  I am paying attention.  Work was busy but good.  

At lunch realized my car battery was super weak and when I checked and alternator, it was not putting out charge.  I jumped off the truck and made it home in the early afternoon.  Called around and couldn’t find a part, so I had to order.  Hopefully everything will be in tomorrow.  I really didn’t want to spend a couple of hundred on my old red beauty, but I need another 100k out of her.  She is sitting just under 300k now.  Been a great truck but not too fun to work on in the rain with a bunch of crappy tools. 

Prayers for a life lost and the ones helped thanks her being a donor.  God is completely in control even when we have a hard time understanding, we must hang on to our faith.  

Thank you for my friends that reached out to me today.  I have been lonely and missing my kiddos this week.  Just knowning people care is powerful and I am thankful for my friends.



Flee It

Struggle with lust, evil desires and sexual immorality?  You must flee from it, or it could cost you the kingdom.  Learn to control your body!!!

Mark 7:21-23

Romans 13:13-14

1 Corinthians 5:1-2

1 Corinthians 6:13

Galatians 5:19-21

Ephesians 5:3

Colossians 3:5

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

1 Corinthians 6:18


Mark 7:21-23

21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Romans 13:13-14

13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 5:1-2

5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. 2 And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?

1 Corinthians 6:13

13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Galatians 5:19-21

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:3

3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

Colossians 3:5

5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God;

1 Corinthians 6:18

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Even a hint could cost us the kingdom.

Perfect Peace


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Peter Furler Testimony

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 10:32-33

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.  But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.


Dear Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, and You came to this earth, and dies for my sins, and rose again so that I might have life.  Forgive me of my sins.  Come into my heart.  Be my Lord and Savior.  I pray these things in Your precious name.  Amen.



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My Comforter


Be You