This is an experience too good not to share, hopefully it will encourage each Christ follower who reads it. I know I am encouraged, challenged, and blessed.

Earlier this week, our daughter took her three children shopping for back – to – school clothes, a fun ritual that many families go through I am sure.

While they were in this one store, Breana, our oldest granddaughter, not quite 13 years old, could not help noticing a young sales clerk working in the dressing room area, with cuts all over her legs.

Breana recognized the meaning and cause of the cuts, mentioning it to her Mom, our daughter, and how sorry she felt for this poor girl.

That night, Breana was praying for this hurting sales clerk, and God spoke to her and said, “Go talk to that girl about Me.”

She felt it best to take a note to give the sales clerk, as she would probably be on duty during the day, and below is the note Breana wrote:

“Hi, I was in Old Navy yesterday shopping and saw you working in the dressing room. Something broke inside me when I noticed the cuts and scars on your legs.

I may not know you, your life or really anything about you or what you might be going through, but I know my God does. So I prayed for you last night and asked God to be with you, to guide you and to give you strength and to help you with everything.

I just want you to know that you are not alone and I care along with many others in your life – especially God. You are so loved. There are many reasons to live and not end it. God sees you as amazing and the potential you have in your life. You’re worth so much to Him.

I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and that everything will turn out eventually.

God Bless

Breana Seiling

P.S. I invite you to visit my church – Waterloo Pentecostal Assembly for our Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome.”

The next morning, Sarah, our daughter, willingly drove Breana up to the mall again to see if the girl was there. Sure enough, in God’s Plan, she was at the desk by herself, no workers or customers near. Breana approached her with the note in an envelope, nervously handed it towards her, saying, “I saw you here yesterday, and noticed what you have been doing. I just wanted to tell you, God Loves you and has a plan for your life. God Bless you. And then Breana left.

We are praying now for the Spirit of God to minister to this young lady in a powerful way, so she will seek Jesus Christ, and know true Abundant Life.

Breana is so tender toward others, and much of it comes from the fact she came from a dysfunctional home, and at age 8 arrived at Matt & Sarah’s home as a foster child. They loved her so much that she is now adopted into our family and we love her equally as much as our other grandchildren.

I know I can learn from this example of listening for God to speak, listening to God when He speaks, and being obedient to what He says by His Spirit.

God Bless.

Posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Evangelism, Faith, Jesus, ministry, Prayer, Reaching Out, Serving Others, Taking Others To Jesus, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

First Lie, First Sin, Major Trouble

“And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees of the garden, except the fruit from the tree which is in the middle of the garden. God said, ‘You shall not eat from it nor touch it, otherwise you will die.’””

‭‭GENESIS‬ ‭3:2-3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

1st sin against God was not eating the fruit, but was the lie Eve told the serpent. Eve’s lie was telling the serpent that God said to Adam and Eve that if they even touched that certain tree that they were not to eat from, they would die.

How often do we embellish the truth a little bit, to make something sound worse or better, bigger or smaller, than actuality?

Once Eve told that 1st lie, the serpent could use it for his benefit, saying to Eve, “You certainly will not die! For God knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.” (Genesis 3:4-5)

If we think a “little white lie” is not serious to God, consider what His Word includes false testimony, lies, in with.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

Truth in all things is important to God, therefore Truth should be important to all of us, especially Christ Followers.

Posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Faith, Forgiveness, Jesus, ministry, Prayer, Serving Others, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Call

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Originally posted on The InnerView:
I met the father of my two oldest children when we were teenagers, around age 15.  We ended up in a very long, very difficult relationship.  If I had to pick 3 words to describe…

Gallery | Leave a comment

Ingest, Digest, Live

When we sit down to eat a delicious, sumptuous looking meal, we may admire it for a bit, but then we dig in and eat it. If we are eating at home, we make the cook, (in my case, my wife) happy, or in a friend’s home, the host / hostess is always pleased when friends and guests eat and enjoy what has been prepared.

If eating in a restaurant, I am certain the chef, as well as the owner, would have concerns if meals were returned to the kitchen continually, untouched, but admired, with the customers saying how good the food looks, how nice the restaurant is, but not eating the food.

When we have a plate of food, the plan is to ingest it, which is to take it into our mouths, chew and swallow.

Following that tasty procedure, the food enters the digestive system, travelling through until it arrives in our stomach.

Besides enjoyment and pleasure, the consumption of food is to give us energy and strength, to accomplish the tasks God has arranged for us.

I would now attempt to transfer our thinking to a Spiritual realm. Also, in order to live the lives, and accomplish what God has planned for us, we need to feast on His Word, the Bible. It does absolutely no good to have a Bible, or any number of Bibles sitting on a shelf, in a cupboard or drawer, or even as a coffee table display.

The Word of God, the Bible, needs to be read, meditated on, studied, and most importantly, lived out in our lives.

I do believe, many reading this will pray a short prayer before having a meal, giving thanks to God for His Provision.

As we prepare to read the Bible, we should also pray, asking Holy Spirit to prepare our mind and spirit for what we are about to read, and to help us understand what we read. Since Holy Spirit is the One who inspired the authors of old to write the Bible, He is the Perfect One to help us learn and live what the Bible says.

We can pray for Holy Spirit to place the Helmet of Salvation on our heads, to keep our minds focussed on Jesus Christ, and free from interrupting thoughts.

We can also pray for Holy Spirit to place the Breastplate Of Righteousness upon us, preparing us to take in, understand, apply the Truths of God’s Word to our lives.

Reading the Bible can be compared to “ingesting” the Word Of God, as we take it into our being.

Thinking, meditating, studying the Word of God can be compared to the “digestive system” as the Food of the Word, teaching us about He who is the ‘Bread Of Life” Jesus Christ.

Then the Strength and Energy we receive is to complete God’s call on our lives, as we work, play, be neighbourly, live boldly for Christ, in the Power of Holy Spirit, to the Glory of our Heavenly Father.

The Bible is an exciting Book to read, if you are not already reading the Bible, I invite you to start, in fact I challenge you to start. You will benefit and learn.

If this is a new experience, congratulations on starting. I do suggest, don’t read it like a novel or other book, from the front to back. Go to the Book of Matthew, in the New Testament. That is the second part of the Bible, beginning when Jesus Christ left Heaven for thirty three and a half years to come to earth as a baby, grow into a man, normally in every way except that He never did sin, and He died on a cross for my sins, your sins, the sins of all who ever lived. But three days later this same Jesus Christ walked out of the tomb, victorious over death, then after hundreds of people saw Him, Jesus returned to Heaven to sit at the right side of His and our Heavenly Father. He is coming again, could be anytime. Get ready by asking Jesus to forgive your sins.

God Bless

Posted in Blessing,, Christian Living, Christianity, Evangelism, Faith, Forgiveness, Jesus, ministry, Praising God, Prayer, Reaching Out, Taking Others To Jesus, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Each One Is Important To God

Do we as individuals really realize and accept how important we are to God? The majority of us probably believe we are somewhat important, because God created us. Those who do not believe we are a creation of God, and believe the cosmos just happened, and living creatures evolved through millions of years until the current species of humanity was arrived at, I hope someday you will take some time out of whatever your busy schedule involves, and seek for yourself if the GOD I am speaking of exists, and is the creator of all that is.

I don’t mean to seek just “any god”, as there are many false gods made up by people who create a god in their own image, or the god image they desire. I ask you to seek the true living God, the God of creation, the God who gave His Son, Jesus Christ, to be hung on a cross, to pay the death penalty for our sins, so we are able to have a relationship with Him.

The True Living God hears when we speak to Him, and He answers. I ask you to take some time, take your focus off work, school, self, money, cars, hobbies, etc., and start to talk with God. Talk normally, as if He is sitting in the room with you, because, the Holy Spirit Of God is with you there, He is everywhere. Don’t ask me to explain the omnipresence of God, but I believe it, I accept it, and I know that wherever I go, Holy Spirit is there.

Now, back to the initial part of this writing, of our importance to God, our Creator, and Jesus Christ, who willingly came to earth from the Glories of Heaven to die for us, and become our Saviour, if we only ask forgiveness of our sins ask Jesus into our lives.

Many years ago, when I was a pre-teen, I was a steady church goer with my family, and I did make a decision to ask Jesus Christ to forgive me if my sins, and I gave my life to Him. I knew, and I still know for a fact, that Jesus forgave me at that time, and He started to give me direction for my life, which I followed for a number of years.

It was in my mid to late teen years, I started to wander away, doing things my way, giving in to school peer pressure.

Even though I did many things against the Will of God, and knew that I was hurting Jesus, God instilled some safeguards in my body that I am so thankful for. One safeguard from God, was that whenever I drank alcohol, I was sick to my stomach, so that prevented abusing alcohol or my body that way.

At one stage during those turbulent years, I hung out with a group of guys and we played cards every weekend. That part was always fun, until some started excessively drinking, and some started using drugs. Due to another God instilled safeguard, fear, I never attempted to use drugs at all. The turning point in me changing friendships again, was the one night when a few of the guys got high on drugs, crawling around the floor, barking and fighting like dogs. I was never associated with any of them again.

A number of years I was hanging out by myself, in crowds, such as roller skating, hockey games, bowling etc..

Then I met a wonderful lady while bowling, and over a few years we fell in love (me first), and got married.

A couple of years past, and we were blessed with a great son. It was about that time, as I reflect over the years, that Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, left the ninety-nine sheep in the pen, and came looking for me, the one sheep who had wandered away, getting lost, not knowing where I was Spiritually, or what was ahead. A few years later we were blessed again, this time with a beautiful daughter.

For this part of my story I reflect on the following passage from the Bible, God’s Word.

Luke 15:3-7

3 Then Jesus told them this parable:

4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?

5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders

6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’

7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Jesus Christ came looking for me, and He knew exactly where to look, because He is Omniscient, (All Knowing).

Jesus Christ knows exactly where each person reading this is also. He knows where you are physically, as well as spiritually, emotionally, mentally.

Jesus is calling you, if you are not already with Him, He has great Love for you. He died for you.

When Jesus came out to the wilderness where I was, He called my name, gently picking me up and carrying me back to the sheep fold.

He will do the same for anyone reading this.

Recently, we have been singing a fantastic song in church which as ministered to me, causing me to reflect again the Great Love God has for each of us, and upon my life, and God Caring for me, giving His Son to die for me, and coming after me, carrying me back to His place reserved for me, so I could serve Him again as He leads.

This song indicated is called “Reckless Love” By Cory Asbury, and is available for viewing on YouTube.

Please consider seriously all that has been written.

God Bless.

Posted in Blessing,, Christian Living, Christianity, Evangelism, Faith, Forgiveness, Jesus, ministry, Prayer, Reaching Out, Serving Others, Taking Others To Jesus, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Show Me! Poetry of a Faithful Prison Wife

Thoughts from a Blogger Friend.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Is Our Desire?

“Whatever my eyes looked at with desire I did not refuse them. I did not withhold from my heart any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor; and this was my reward for all my labor.”


This is the way many live in this society today, and we all need to take care we are not caught up in this mindset. Many in the younger generation always seem to desire the things the previous generation has, but they desire all these things so much earlier in life, without having worked for them. Credit card sales go way up, as many attempt to buy satisfaction in life. Satisfaction and happiness cannot be bought. Once the excitement of the purchase wears off, many start to check out what the next “needed” item is to make them feel complete.

The only way to feel complete, and experience Joy and Happiness, Fulfillment in life, is to surrender our life to Jesus Christ.

Once we admit we are sinners, repent and ask forgiveness of our sins from Jesus Christ, we experience a release of the burdens we were carrying. Then we need to learn more of Jesus by reading the New Testament for starters, in the Bible, attending a Bible Believing, Bible teaching church, and have fellowship with other Christ followers.

Once we start growing closer to Jesus, we need to start seeking what He would have us do to serve Him. There are a variety of ways, and Church Leadership where you are in attendance will assist.

Jesus also will fill us with His Holy Spirit when asked, and Holy Spirit has Spiritual gifts for each believer so we may serve Jesus fully, and our Heavenly Father will receive Glory.

For any who have not taken these steps, Jesus is calling you to Himself, even now. He has a plan and a purpose for your life. Please call out to Jesus Christ the Messiah, King of kings, and Lord of lords, and discover His wondrous plans for your life.

God Bless.

Posted in Blessing,, Christian Living, Christianity, Evangelism, Faith, Forgiveness, Jesus, ministry, Praising God, Prayer, Reaching Out, Serving Others, Taking Others To Jesus, Uncategorized | Leave a comment