Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crucial Days Ahead...

If you want a lot of important, unbiased, true info before voting Nov 4th, next Tuesday, I highly recommend James Muffetts group called Citizens for Traditional Values, a non-partisan group that focuses on the issues and helps us wade through all the information for a better informed vote... here's a quote from this wise and humble friend, " We are at a crossroads in the history of this great nation. A war is being waged on our families, religious freedoms and the sanctity of life..." So he goes on to the issues that will impact us and our nation for years to come... I found it very helpful in understanding the full impact of Propositions 1 and 2 that will be on the Michigan ballot... if you don't know about these issues, please take a look at their website, You will also find very helpful information on judges, National elections and local... Please become informed and prayerfully vote next Tuesday... Peace and Grace, Karl

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Vote your Heart next Tuesday

I saw a video the other day showing where both Obama and McCain stand on the Abortion issue. Thought it was illuminating and that it might be of interest to some. To see it just click on here youtube. Personally I want to see Abortion eliminated, but I have come to this conclusion after years of studying the issue and finding where the Bible stands on it... Please vote prayerfully next Tuesday... Peace, Karl

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Important Coloring Time

The other day my granddaughter, Aliyah was over helping me with my coloring... WOW... it reminded me when her mother Tabitha, my daughter, helped me with my coloring... Tabitha is such a great mother, I am so proud of how she has turned out. She has wonderful insight as a new wife and mommy on her blog, Fresh Mommyso much fun... to short... time slips away... making the most of every wonderful moment together... These moments are golden... off the charts as far as priority... this makes life good, so good...So we finish up and then we checked on her doll who was setting respectfully while Aliyah helped me with my coloring... I think we both laughed pretty hard after what her dolly said...
Peace, Karl

Monday, October 27, 2008

Detroit Lions 0-7

What is up with the Lions football team? Unbelievably bad. My mother sent me the following notice for those who live in Michigan... I thought laughing together would help ease the pain...LOL... enjoy.

The Michigan State Police are cracking down on speeders heading into Detroit.
For the first offense, they give you two Detroit Lions tickets. If you get stopped a second time, they make you use them.

Q. What do you call 47 millionaires sitting around a TV watching the
Super Bowl?
A. The Detroit Lions.

Q. How do you keep a Detroit Lion out of your yard?
A. Put up a goal post.

Q. What do you call a Detroit Lion with a Super Bowl ring?
A. A thief.

Q. What's the difference between the Detroit Lions and a dollar bill?
A. You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill.

Q. How many Detroit Lions does it take to win a Super Bowl?
A. Nobody knows and we may never find out!

Q. What do the Lions and possums have in common?
A. Both play dead at home and get killed on the road!

OK it's all for fun... serious stuff coming... Peace, Karl

Saturday, October 25, 2008

GET Strife out of Life.

My son Andrew preached a great sermon last Sunday on Dealing with Strife. I was in California, but I just watched it on youtube. It will help you if you're wondering how to deal with it and get it out of your life. Check it our by clicking here.faithcitytv

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Blessed Sister

One of our good friends and fellow Faith City members, Maggie had a bicycle accident on Tuesday. She was riding downhill and flipped.. she flew over handlebars and landed hard. Maggie woke up in ambulance on way to hospital... she had bruises and swelling on face, lost some teeth, and had a fractured vertebrae, but listen to this... the doctors said normally this kind of fall will paralyze a person, but Maggie was up walking around in her hospital room talking to me on the phone the next day... she has some recuperating to do and is staying with her brother and sister-in-law, but wow, God is awesome in keeping her from a worse outcome... Please agree in prayer for her to get a fast recovery... and favor with her doctors and dentist... you can send her a note at and we will get it to her... God is good... peace, karl

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Prayer Request

Just got this email from one of the greatest pastors in the world. Robert and Karyn Barriger - pastor Camino De Vida in Lima, Peru. They are trusting God for a major miracle for Karyn… Read in his own words and then pray and let’s agree for the answer…

To our church family worldwide, and close friends,
Last Friday afternoon, Karyn went to see a doctor to have a few checkups done, and the news that we got back was not was not good. Apparently they discovered that she has an advanced stage of breast cancer, and are having more tests done to see if it has spread to other areas of her body. She is taking this like a hero of faith. The nurses and doctor's were very surprised as she testified of Gods love and faithfulness to them in the midst of receiving this news. The peace she has during this time is amazing. As for me and the kids, were still working through the emotions, but we're getting better.

Because the doctors want to do more tests and get her into treatment quickly, we decided to go away for a week to pray, and reflect on which steps to take. During this time, Karyn and I will be doing one of her most favorite things in the world to do, shop for the grand kids. She will have a blog up soon for those of you who want to keep up with her and this new faith challenge that we are facing. But more than anything, we ask for your prayers.

I feel this is possibly just another thing to side track us from what the Lord is doing in Peru. Over the weekend, as we shared the news with our congregation in each of the services, and as I ministered, at times it felt like a train hit me. Yet, by the end of the service, dozens of people were coming forward to know Jesus Christ as their savior. We are moving forward with the ministry here, and continue to believe that we will be able to purchase our building in the next few weeks. I believe God is big enough to do two miracles for us! Even now, we just found out that the President of Peru has called in some of Peru's best doctors to oversee Karyn's case. Amazing.
Please pray with us. He is our Lord, and we love and appreciate our church family and friends.
In Him, Robert Barriger

Please pray for Karyns complete recovery, Thanks... Peace and Grace, Karl

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Workin' for a Livin'

The next time you find yourself complaining about your job or the work you do... remember there is probably someone who is praying for a job just like yours... Many are looking for work right now, so if you are working, thank God for it... Get thankful... and then do the best job you can do. Give it your best effort, develop it to a whole new level... and if you think that, "no one appreciates me, start appreciating yourself... appreciation means grows in valve, where depreciation means declines in value... just appreciate you and the great work you do... if you value what you do for God, yourself and your family, and for your world... others will start to. Also keep praying for employment opportunities to become more abundant... our brothers and sisters need to find and be working...and finally... thank God you don't believe in reincarnation... because you might come back as toilet paper... and you know what people do with that... did I just think that?

Peace, Karl

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Miracles still happen

Just finished a teaching series on Miracles... sharing how Jesus in the Bible did them for all kinds of people around him... and how God still does them today. Then I saw this poster online and thought it was cool. Boy, for all the ridicule that Sarah Palin has taken from the media... it makes you think they don't want her as vice president... I still like the poster... and I like Sarah Palin too... She keeps Tina Faye in work... anyway... if you want to check out the series go to and go to media or click on youtube button.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Max Men Kickin' But's

Yeah, just finished our max man group for the week, and it was superb... the guys encouraged each other, and challenged each other to be the priest of their home. We realized that we need to be both tough and tender as men, just like Jesus was... He was tough on sin and hypocrisy and tender toward the sinner... One area we need to be tough as men is in decision making... not making excuses, and reasons why or why not, but just making tough decisions that will make our families better... Adam wanted to pass the blame on his wife... we can't... we must stand up and make good decisions that will bless our family... Soooo.. no more but's or excuses... just Godly decisions that make better marriages, homes, and families... Cool.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Video Shoot

This is a continuation of last blog... Here is a short video that my friend Jonathon Rudolph took of our group working today on getting CCW qualified... It was a great day for shooting... Johns wife,Sherry is shooting next to me as our instructor Larry Tatton looks on... By the way I was shooting the Beretta 45cal pistol, awesome.

Shootin' Good Time.

Went to my CCW class today. that's Carrying Concealed Weapon class and passed. 5 hours in the classroom and then out to the firing range. That's where the pics came from. The gun in the photo is a 9 mm rifle that was sweet... My friend Mike Duff brought it out to the range... But me and about 8 others took turns firing a 32 cal. handgun; a 9 mm, a Ruger 40 cal; a Beretta 45 cal... 36cal 6 shooter, oh yeah Dirty Harry... We all had a great experience... Jeremy took this pic on his Iphone... Our friend John did get a little video, maybe I can show that later. It was an awesome day...

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Best of All...

My wife Kathi is the best thing in my life after Jesus... I should let her know that more... She has been leading one of our small groups, teaching on the Personalities, which she has taught on a few times over the years. Always eye opening to say the least... When Kathi and I first got together we were not understanding on this area and so we would have some misunderstandings, but learning about the personalities and how to work them into our family relationships made life better... I am so proud of all Kathi does to make our home and ministry a blessing...
While Kathi does her group on Thursday nights, I also do a small group... it's for men... and we are studying Ed Cole's book, "Maximized Manhood". We are in week 4 and the guys are eating it up. There are 12 of us and we are really grabbing the revelation that... "We are male by birth, but man by choice". In other words... to become a Godly man we must take on the characteristics of Christ... some of our studies have revealed to us that; 1) Manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous... 2) Whoever sins you forgive, you release, and whoever sins you don't forgive, you retain in your life... 3)The essence of maturity is the acceptance of responsibility... We are changing for the better... If you want to know more about the Ed Cole book or others go to You will find some awesome studies for men. Ed Cole has gone to heaven but his son Paul Cole has taken the mantle of world wide men's ministry to a whole new level... Paul is a fantastic bro... check him out at More later... peace