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2nd Timothy 2:15

"The proper place for a ship to be is in the water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. The proper place for the church is in the world,

BUT IF THE 'WORLD' GETS INTO THE CHURCH,

THE CHURCH WILL GO DOWN IN DISGRACE!"

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog;we look forward to reading your comments. DVDs of our services are available upon request. We covet your prayers and friendship. In His Service and For His Glory, Pastor Bill & Kathy ...
"Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness...But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."-Joshua 24:14-15

Sunday, May 5, 2013

May 5—(Cinco de Mayo)

A Poetic verse to all my friends

Around the
 corner I have a friend, 
In this great 
city that has no end,


Yet the days go 
by and weeks rush on,
 And before I 
know it, a year is gone.


And I never got to see
 my old friend’s face, 
For life is a
 swift and terrible race,
 He knows 
I love him just as well,
 as in the days
 when I rang his bell.


And he rang 
mine but we were younger then, and now we are just tired old men.
 Tired of 
playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying 
to make us a name.


'Tomorrow' I 
say! 'I will call my friend, 
Just to show 
that I'm thinking of him. '
But tomorrow
 comes and tomorrow goes,
 and distance 
between us grows and grows.


Around the 
corner, yet miles away,
 'Here's a 
telegram sir,' 'You friend died today.' And that's what 
we deserve and get in the end.


Around the
 corner, a vanished friend.


Dr. Glenn Mollette and His Wife, Carole, Visit Valley Farms

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Carole blessed us with special music during our dedication time and Dr. Glenn Mollette was the key note speaker with a message on God’s love for His church.

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It was a blessing to fellowship and celebrate with other believers as we dedicated this church to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We look forward to a blessed relationship with the community as the Lord leads us.

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After church we shared a meal with Dr. Mollette and his wife at Old Pueblo in Florence.


It has become harder and harder for our friend Deloris who is in her 90s to make her way to our church service on Sunday Mornings at Ho Ho Kam Village.  As time goes by the years take their toll and now we find that we are better able to minister to her in her home, one on one.  Pray for us.

Starting this week it was decided to bring Ho Ho Kam and Valley Farms church into one fellowship.

One of our concerns was Fred, as Fred has trouble hearing.  Church members have taken upon themselves to bring Fred to Valley Farms Church on Sunday Mornings.  We are praising the Lord.  This will work out well through the summer months.

IF I WERE THE DEVIL... by the late Paul Harvey (1999)

I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world...

I would delude her peoples’ minds into thinking that their standing had come from man's effort, instead of God's blessings...

I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of loving people and using things...

I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue...

I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership...

I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies...

I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life, and invent machines to make it convenient...

I would cheapen human life as much as possible, so that the lives of animals are valued more than human beings...

I would take God out of the schools, so that even the mention of His Name would be grounds for a lawsuit...

I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and alter behavior and then target our youth while employing sports heroes to advertise them...

I would take control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member with my agenda...

I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation, in every possible way, demeaning marriage as God intended and then redefining it in accord with the new normal...

I would make divorce acceptable, easy, and even fashionable because if the family crumbles so will the nation...

I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and then call it art...

I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled...

I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities, and refer to their agenda as politically correct...

I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date and that The Bible is for the naïve...

I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional...
I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are!
And, in his inimitable way, he concluded this 1999 spot with his signature greeting:
Good Day!
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6 comments:

  1. Very good,
    I like Paul Harvey
    Good to be reminded

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  2. Thank You for the pictures my Friends
    God Bless the new location and may many come to know Him through your ministry!

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  3. HI,
    SORRY TO HEAR THAT DELORIS STILL IS NOT GETTING OUT. TELL HER I AM PRAYING FOR HER. CARRIE AND I DID GO VISIT HER THE WEEK BEFORE WE LEFT. AND AM PRAYING THAT GOD WILL BLESS YOUR CHURCH IN VALLEY FARMS. GOD BLESS.

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  4. Kathy & Bill,

    Thank you for your kind words. We had a very special and meaningful time of worship with you. We are honored to have been a part of your dedication.

    It is so obvious to me that you are right where God wants you to be. I met a number of hurting people who desperately need the Lord. The two of you are there to get them on track or get them back on track. Your love for them is apparent.

    I am so excited about what you have done, but I am even more excited about what God has in store. We will be praying for you and your ministry. This can be such a dark world, keep shining your light for Jesus.

    Blessings,

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  5. Was great !!!

    We had a great time being with you !!

    Will talk soon

    God bless!

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  6. Pastor Bill and Kathy, Thanks for adding me to the e-mail list. What a blessing our new church is to me.

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