I’m a Sinner, But I’m Saved! Thank God!

We are all on the same level field when it comes to being a sinner. How we respond to God in the moment is what He looks at.

The Recovering Legalist

My friends, since I am still recovering from surgery to my right shoulder, typing is still quite painful after a few moments. I thought about a few things I wanted to write, but then decided a re-post was in order.

So, I went back a few years into the archive, and that’s when I found this post. I little voice inside me said, “Post that one again.” Therefore, I hope you read the whole thing; it might be a word from the Lord for you.

I Still Sin


It may come as a shock to some of you, but I still sin. Yes, this preacher still makes mistakes. You see, I am no better than anyone else, even though there used to be a time when I thought I was.

Years ago, when I was a really legalistic son-of-a-gun, it wasn’t uncommon for me to look down my nose at…

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Thank you can be a healing word

God can use that Thank you to do some serious healing.


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Not all of us are as cool as this dog in expressing their thanks, but it’s the thought that counts.

I have been asking myself this question: How often do I say, “Thank you?” I’m not talking about the kind of thank you that is said in a rote kind of way as if we are saying what is socially expected. The thank you I’m referring to is one that comes from the heart. This thank you is filled with a spirit of gratitude.

When I was in my early twenties a dear friend named Bill Pye gave me a brown leather Bible. It wasn’t my birthday, nor was it Christmas. I asked Bill, “What’s this for?” He smiled and said, “Kevin, that’s for being you.” I still have that Bible.

Bill was such a close friend. He taught me how to work with the abused, addicted and rejected. He…

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A Small Good Deed 

A simple jesture of good will can change a life

The Mahdheebah Blog (TMB)

Dr Ben told a story about a man who was asked to paint a boat.He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice cheque, much higher than the payment for painting.The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat Sir!”,”But this is not for the paint job. It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.”“Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

“My dear friend, you do not understand…

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The End Is Not The End

Greetings my friends.   Please know how happy I am to be writing this to you from home rather than a hospital bed somewhere and better still that I am writing this at all.  This year has had its challenges but with the help of some really special friends and family I am regaining much from this time last year.

First, let me say that being alive to celebrate going into 2018 I will remember for the remaining days of my life.  Going into 2017 was not a smooth ride for me at all. 2017 came in with a rather huge bang for me and one that no one was expecting (especially me).  But thankfully God, has had the final say so and He is not ready for me to go to be with Him.

So, that aside the trials that there were signs of possible cognitive lapses in my mental ability at the beginning of the year since no one knows for sure how long I was unconscious last Dec.   But gladly after having some serious testing there is no long term damage to my brain at all.  All the side effects for most parts have left (they show themselves when I am seriously exhausted and not doing a good job taking care of me) and thankfully my brain is normal (the MRI I had done in mid year showed that I had a very impacted sinus infection however).

I thank God for all the people who prayed for me and I am so thankful that God is not done with me yet.  I love Him more and more every day.

It has been a hard fight this year.  I have felt like I was standing still when the world was moving full throttle, but God has been faithful and He has shown up every time I needed Him to.  Whether, it was someone bringing me food or someone wanting to come just to spend time with me and that helped some.

I look forward to moving along in 2018 and I want to say right now I pray that God will bring complete healing for me and all those who suffer throughout the year.

SO, moving into 2018 I desire to be all that God wants me to be and I want to be all that I am for His good works and His will to be completed.

Thank you for all my friends…  Love you much,


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Your Surrender Unlocks Encounters

I am finding that for me in my life this phrase is truth! Even in the simplest form of surrender. God always shows up in either my life or another’s and it is so healing

One Passion One Devotion


One person’s obedience and surrender to a process and to healing will ALWAYS unlock someone else’s heart for healing, surrender and worship. We are here on this earth for a greater purpose—one that is watched over and cared for by God who is like a gardener. He prunes and cuts away and it hurts. But He fights over you, dances over you and He uses lyric and melody and surrender to do it through. Your encounter unlocks an encounter for someone else. Keep singing. Keep writing. Don’t flee in heartache—run to Him. Don’t fight against the pain—feel it and take it to your comforter and let Him comfort and heal you deep down. If we live in the shallow end we’ll never experience the fullness of what the deep unlocks. —Kari Jobe

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“Alive, Alert, Awake, and Enthusiastic!”

We sang the song both my trips to the Dominican Republic climbing out of bed!!

The Recovering Legalist

As we both walked into the office this morning to clock in, a fellow bus driver asked me, “How are you doing this morning?”

I replied to my co-worker’s genuine inquiry with the following affirmation: “I’m alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic!”

“What was that?” he asked.

“I said, ‘I’m alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic!’ There’s even a song about it.”

“You know,” my friend said, “I think I’ve heard that song before, now that you mention it. But who would sing a song like that?”

“Somebody trying to convince himself it was so,” I answered.

As a matter of fact, I was on a month-long mission trip to Romania back in August of 1992. Every day was long, and morning always came too early, so the “enthusiastic” song was often sung as we fell out of our beds and stumbled outside looking for some form of coffee (usually the…

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New Year New Beginning

Here is my latest post my friends…


What a start to 2017 I have had and what and ending to 2016 I had.  While I have had many New Years Eve’s that I don’t remember this experience was like no other.  I started 2017 on a ventilator and I ended 2016 on a ventilator.   Beyond that I can tell you that most of the months of Dec and January have been spent in both a hospital and in a short term sub acute nursing rehab where I had to learn how to swallow, do simple exercise and walk longer than 10 feet, and how to do a few other things over again.

In mid Dec. I ended up in the hospital when my mother found me not doing so good. I was blue in my hands, feet, lips and I was ice cold both to touch and in my core.  At the hospital my family was told…

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