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Rom 5.8 +

Rom 5.8

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,

while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

“By sending people to psychotherapists pastor…are…in effect denying the sufficiency of the Word of God & the Holy Spirit to minister to the trials, tribulations & sufferings…in life.”

– Bobgans & Mahan

NEEDS #5. At the same time that you’re saving water, storing food, & preparing for lower (or no heat) I urge you to downsize your dwelling & move to a rural setting. A country setting (you may have to change states L) is more likely to allow you to heat with wood. Note: make sure, SURE your wood stove is safe. Have a professional install a triple-walled stove pipe or inspect a current chimney – DO this. A fire must be a horrible thing. Wood heat is great but be careful to be safe! – 12/31/22

“…Even Christians turn to psychotherapy rather

than to sanctification as means of dealing with soul problems”

– Bobgans & Mahan


God, bless this head & yes, this heart

These hands, yea, every part

That I may speak & walk with Thee

Helping others toward a blest Eternity.

– eab,  1/7/22

Is it a burden for worldly women to wear skirts? If so – why? If not a burden, why do 1000s of women (some who go to evangelical or “holiness” churches) appear at stores, gas stations, other public places wearing pants, tights, shorts. Thank God, my wife hasn’t “felt the need” to dress like this. I’m very glad we  have two daughters who wear skirts & tops or dresses all the time. And, to God be the glory, we’re blessed to have 7 granddaughters who also dress as ladies. Thanks Girls! – 1/3/23

“…To believe the promise of Jesus that His followers shall possess the earth & at the same time to face our enemies unarmed & defenseless preferring to incur injustice rather than to do wrong ourselves is indeed the narrow way.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

“We’ll have entertainment to get them to church & then we’ll show them Jesus.” This false thinking has at least two problems. 1.) Too many times if you have to use toys & games to “get them to church” you’ll have to keep up (even increase) the fun & frolic to keep them coming. 2.) The shallow souls [do not mean say this to be “mean” but it is too true] who are all for the church having “entertainment” are often not in spiritual condition to Pray People Through to Life-changing victory. – 1/5/23

1Co 1.23

“…We preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock

& unto the Greeks foolishness”

HOBBY #2. As probably expected, in addition to not spending too much money I’d warn don’t waste too much time. Keep your hobby just that, a hobby. Have it was something you “go to” to relax. If you are not retired, make it something you do only on a day off. If you are retired, keep the hobby to 2-3 days a week or to certain hours of the day. If/when you allow the hobby to become an obsession, when you have to have the next “x” or MUST build a new “y” it can lose its fun. – 1/6/23

“Discipleship without Jesus Christ is a way of our own choosing. It may be the ideal way. It may even lead to martyrdom but it is devoid of all promise. Jesus will certainly reject it.”

– Dietrich Bonoeffer

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