On September 20, at dinner, I gave two tracts to staff.

On the 21st, we went to Lane's parents for a bday lunch with them.  I gave a tract to our waitress, and had a sweet surprise.  She told when she was young, she was too scared to go forward during an invitation hymn.  But someone gave her a tract, and that night at her home she used the tract to ask Jesus to save her!  The value of a tract is amazing!  Get them, learn to carry them, and have one ready to give to the person God brings into your circle of influence!  We get ours from LivingWaters, and they are inexpensive and effective!  On the way home, we were delayed for about an hour on the interstate because two semis collided, and one of them burned.  Both men to hospital, but expected to be okay.  Remember, life can be unexpected.  Be ready to share the gospel! We were late getting to a lawnmower dealer to look at riding mowers.  We called to let them know, and the staffer joked on the phone to Lane that that would cost us a dozen donuts!  So we stopped at Krogers, and got a dozen to give them!  You should have seen the look on his face when she placed them on the counter in front of him!  He said, "Oh tell me you didn't buy those for us!"  Lane told him that now they needed to give us a good deal on a riding mower for three reasons: the donuts, they will get our old mower for parts, and yesterday was her birthday!  But it didn't work.  Even the used ones are too expensive.  So we had to pass on a riding one.  They did give us a discount on the diagnostic on our old machine.  (But a few days later we found an electric pull-along that met our budget online, and will get it this coming Thursday.). But we gave the guy a tract.  Who knows what God will do with it?  He does.

On the 22nd, Lane went to lunch with a friend, sweet.  I worked on my writing.  I gave two tracts to staff at Walmart.  We met our oldest son and his family at a restaurant to celebrate both Lane's and our oldest son's bdays.  I gave two tracts to staffers.  (BTW, we always give a good tip at any food places when we give tracts to staff.  To not do so would destroy the goodwill of the tract given.)

On the 23rd, I updated my journal.  Lane and I went to Cracker Barrel for brunch, and gave seven tracts to staff and other customers.  We were praying for the Empower Conference at the Long Beach Harbor Sou. Bapt. Assn. today.  We got word that it went well.  Thank You, Lord!  Lane ordered online an electric 'pull-along' mower, which will get here on Thursday.  I tweaked the title on my new book.  It is now "The Yoke Partnership--Discover God's Purpose of Partnership in Redemption, Plus How Calvinism and Arminianism Dishonor God, in 520+ Bible Passages of Proof."  As soon as I get the remaining reviews on it, I will send out a new book proposal offer to different publishing houses.  Please pray for this!  Thank you!

Today, on the 24th, we attended a local church, and met the pastor.  The Minister of Music was the speaker today, did well.  We went to a local restaurant to eat, and gave a tract to the staff.  I worked on my writing, journal, FB, and this website. 

Thank you so much for your prayers, and please continue to lift us up!

Food for Thought and Prayer:

Look, college administrators, “1984” (the book) was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.  —Robby Soave, Associate Editor, reason.com

God does not exist for us; we exist for God.  —Michael Horton

This life is clearing, plowing, discing, planting, weeding, and nurturing.  The next life is the harvest, whether to eternal life or to eternal death.  —Richard Graham

Charlie Tremendous Jones once said, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”  As a young boy, Eddie the Eagle (1988 Olympic ski jumper) was inspired by a book entitled Moments Of Glory.  He wanted his own moment of glory.

Eddie’s father Terry said, “Name me one British ski jumper.”  To which Eddie answered, “Me.”  Most Olympic ski jumpers began when they were 6 years old.  Eddie began at 22 years old.

Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.  —Patrick Henry, founding father of America

The closer we are to the shepherd, the safer we are from wolves.  —Jarrid Wilson

Maybe happiness isn’t what you believe, but who you believe.  —Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.  —Ba Jin

I love my rejection slips.  They show me I try.  —Sylvia Plath

God, being a perfect God, had to give a perfect Law, and the Law was given not to save men, but to measure them.  I want you to understand this clearly, because I believe hundreds and thousands stumble at this point.  They try to save themselves by trying to keep the Law; but it was never meant for men to save themselves by.  —D. L. Moody

If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.  —Warren Buffett

The unbeliever will have an eternity to ponder, “How could I have spurned so great a love?  How could I have neglected so great a salvation?”  —Paul Washer

The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started. --Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators

God tends to use the one closest to him.  Think about it. "Coach, put me in!"  --Rick Curtis

Every heart with Christ, a missionary; every heart without Christ, a mission field.  --Rick Curtis

It is the duty of the clergy to accommodate their discourses to the times, to preach against such sins as are most prevalent, and recommend such virtues as are most wanted.  —John Adams, second US president

The judgment of God against this nation will not be turned by a more conservative president, but by the repentance of its people.  —Paul Washer

Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.  —William Penn, 1668

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If someone you speak to today dies tomorrow, will you be satisfied with the last thing that you said to them?  Share Jesus and the Gospel!  It is very easy with a tract.