Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Christians should be talking about it...

The Living Bible tells us in Eph.2: 10, “ It is God who made us… and planned that we 

should spend these lives helping others.”
I like how the apostle Paul expresses this same concept in Acts 20:24. He says, “Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me; the work of telling others the good news…”

  There are only two things that Christians can do on earth that we can’t do in heaven. Witness and sin. I wonder which one God left us on planet earth for? Yes your right, to share the good news story with others. That’s our assignment; let’s choose to accept it. The world offers pain, sorrow, and sin. But God offers abundant life, but He needs you and me to tell them... Right now; decide that you will find ways to tell others this "good news" of Jesus. It’s a life or death matter… theirs, so let’s go.  

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thank You...

To all who have served, or are serving now in the military... Thank You for your sacrifice... for a cause.

We ask God to protect you and give you strentgh to carry forward the commission you have been given...
Lord help us to also remember the greatest sacrifice that you gave through Jesus Christ... and believe, and recieve this greatest gift as Lord and Saviour...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Golf Scramble with friends

I was blessed to play in a golf tournament Today at Lapeer Country Club, great course, and great people... It was a benefit to raise money for a local church's youth group. 
Me with Pastor Rick Menzing

This is Pastor Rick Menzing who's church put on the golf event.

Nick, me, Chuck, and Billy

Our 4 man team was Nick King, Me, Chuck Siglow, and Billy Brown...

Billy BrownNick King Here is Billy and Nick teeing off on a hole...
Here is Chuck and 
myself teeing off..Chuck Siglow Me teeing off

4 guys ready to play
To my brothers that hit them long and straight and proud, you rock...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mom's Day... Always special


For Mothers Day I took Kathi out to a restaurant in Frankenmouth... She looked amazing, as usual... We had most of our family out also, my brothers and sister, my mom, and some of our children..


Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31:10-12

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Holland Tulip Time with BBF

I took Kathi to the Tulip Festival Tuesday... it was our time... together...

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases. ~ Jacques Deval

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.
They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning. ~Lydia M. Child

I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun - I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. ~ Morrie Schwartz

Friday, May 1, 2009

Your Decision

Ever say,” I wonder when God is going to do something about this situation or this problem”? If you have you might be surprised to find out that the answer depends entirely on you. Let me give you a bible story to bring my point home.

In Mark 5 we find a situation of a man with a sick daughter. Let’s see what it says...

One of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.” So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him. Mark 5:22-24 NKJV

Here was a man equivalent in authority to a city mayor, so determined to get to Jesus that he pushes through the wall-to-wall crowd, and throws himself down in front of the Master. This guy has already decided what he wants, and when he gets to Jesus he tells Him... “Just lay your hands on my girl and she will live”! What does Jesus do? He doesn’t say anything... He stops what He was doing and starts following Jairus. Wow, this is amazing...

Out of all the crowds surrounding Jesus this day, who is directing the ministry? I tell you, it was the man that made a faith decision to get his little girl healed.... In a crowd of possibly thousands the faith decision of one man is directing the actions of Jesus...

So what does this mean to us today? It means if you are setting around waiting for Jesus to decide to heal or deliver you... for Jesus to decide to help you... for Jesus to decide to prosper you... you’re in for a long wait... WHY? Because that isn’t Jesus decision, it’s yours... And it’s time for you to make your faith decision... will you do it? If you can, write me and let me know your faith decision... Peace, Karl