Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

If God Had Voice Mail

Thank you for calling heaven.

I am sorry, all of our angels and saints are busy helping other sinners right now. However, your prayer is important to us and we will answer it in the order it was received. Please stay on the line.

If you would like to speak to:
God, press 1.
Jesus, press 2.
The Holy Spirit, press 3.
If you would like to hear King David sing a Psalm while you are holding, press 4.

To find a loved one who has been assigned to Heaven, press 5, then enter his or her social security number followed by the pound sign. (If you get a negative response, please hang up and try area code 666.)For reservations in heaven, please enter J-O-H-N 3:16

For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, the age of the earth, life on other planets, and where Noah's Ark is, please wait until you arrive.

If you are calling after hours and need emergency assistance, please contact your local pastor.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Revival Meetings Begin Tomorrow In Branford, FL

Please be in prayer for these services.

A Lasting Marriage

A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on the beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Their domestic tranquility had long been the talk of the town. People would say, 'What a peaceful & loving couple'.

The local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage. The Husband replied: 'Well, it dates back to our honeymoon in America,' explained the man. 'We visited the Grand Canyon, in Arizona, and took a trip down to the bottom of the canyon, by horse. We hadn't gone too far when my wife's horse stumbled and she almost fell off. My wife looked down at the horse and quietly said, 'That's once.'

'We proceeded a little further and her horse stumbled again. Again my wife quietly said, 'That's twice.' We hadn't gone a half-mile when the horse stumbled for the third time my wife quietly removed a revolver from her purse and shot the horse dead.

I SHOUTED at her, 'What's wrong with you, Woman! Why did you shoot the poor animal like that, are you crazy!?' She looked at ME, and quietly said, 'That's once.' And from that moment..... we have lived happily ever after.'

Friday, September 19, 2008

Barney Revival Photo Gallery

The revival services at Barney First Baptist Church in Barney, Georgia ended on Wednesday night. God certainly blessed the services in a mighty way. It was good to minister again with my brother John Croft, my cousin Kevin Owen and dear friend Cheryl Kent. You can view photos from the services in the Barney 2008 Photo Gallery.

Should you live in the Barney, Georgia area or be visiting the region on a Sunday or Wednesday, Pastor Keith Wise and the congregation would love to have you worship with them. The church is located at 127 2nd Avenue in Barney, Georgia. For directions or information call Pastor Keith Wise at (229) 292-1265.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Barney Revival Photos

There were six preachers present on Tuesday night for the Barney Revival service. Pictured below left to right are: Pastor Jim Pitt of Morven Baptist Church (Morven, GA), Pastor Marcus Tyson of Homerville, GA, Evangelist James Croft, Pastor Bryan McPherson of Northside Baptist Church (Quitman, GA), Pastor Keith Wise of Barney First Baptist Church (Barney, GA), and Chaplain Nelson Acosta of Presbyterian Hospice (Quitman, GA). Click the photos to enlarge for easier viewing.

The final service of this meeting begins tonight at 7pm. Barney First Baptist Church is located at 127 2nd Avenue in Barney, Georgia. For directions or information call Pastor Keith Wise at (229) 292-1265.

Church Restoration Project

There was a tradesman, a painter named Jack, who was very interested in making a dollar where he could. So he often would thin down his paint to make it go a wee bit further. As it happened, he got away with this for some time.Eventually the local church decided to do a big restoration project. Jack put in a painting bid and, because his price was so competitive, he got the job. And so he started, erecting the trestles and putting up the planks, and buying the paint and thinning it down with turpentine.

Jack was up on the scaffolding, painting away, the job nearly done, when suddenly there was a horrendous clap of thunder. The sky opened and the rain poured down, washing the thin paint from all over the church and knocking Jack off the scaffold to land on the lawn.

Jack was no fool. He knew this was a judgment from the Almighty, so he fell on his knees and cried, "Oh, God! Forgive me! What should I do?"

And from the thunder, a mighty Voice spoke, "Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Barney Services Underway

Revival services began Sunday night at Barney First Baptist Church. The services will continue at 7pm nightly through Wednesday, September 18, 2008. God has moved greatly during the first two services with many coming to the altar for prayer during the Time of Decision.

Music is being provided in each service by John Croft of Lake City, FL, and Cheryl Kent and Kevin Owen of Olustee, FL (pictured below).

Barney First Baptist Church is located at 127 2nd Avenue in Barney, Georgia. For directions or information call Pastor Keith Wise at (229) 292-1265.

Collect Call

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Salvation by Annoyance

An exasperated mother, whose son was always getting into mischief, finally asked him, "How do you expect to get into Heaven?"

The boy thought it over and said, "Well, I'll run in and out and in and out and keep slamming the door until St. Peter says, 'For Heaven's sake, Dylan, come in or stay out!'"

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Top Video Downloads: August 2008

Here are the 5 most downloaded videos from Walking With The Giant Videos for the month of August 2008:

  1. Outrigger Island VBS
  2. Let There Be Fireworks
  3. A Very Scary Halloween Story
  4. Lake City Christmas Parade
  5. Run The Race

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Morriston Baptist Meeting Underway

The revival meeting at Morriston Baptist Church began last night with a packed house. A youth praise band from the church provided the music and they really set the tone for the service. During the Time of Decision (Invitation) we had many coming to the altar for prayer. Boy, was I excited!

The meetings will continue at 7pm nightly through Sunday evening. There will be two morning services on Sunday at 8:30 and 11am. The church is located at 20291 SE 33rd Street in Morriston, Florida. For directions to the church or more information call Pastor Keith Stewart at (352) 528-4080.

Please be in prayer for these services and my travel.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

August 2008 Top 5

The 5 most viewed blog posts on this site for the month of August 2008 are:

  1. Over 100 Attend Youth Rally

  2. Milton Berle Vs. Statler and Waldorf

  3. Olympic Athletes: Faith More Important than Gold Medals

  4. A Letter Home

  5. Tough Mornings

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

August 2008 Podcast Downloads

This is the Top Ten Podcast Downloads for the month of August 2008.



Aug. 2008 Downloads

Total Downloads

March 2008

Dr. James Gipson
Civil War Reenactor Chaplain



November 2007

Eddie Swimmer
Spirit Word Radio Ministry



January 2006

Kevin Owen & Cheryl Kent



May 2006

Dr. Sterling Huston
Internet Evangelism Coalition &
Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc.



December 2006

Paul Braun
Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child Regional Director



July 2007

Chris Maslin
Ridgecrest Camps



February-March 2006

Dr. Harold Hudson
Pastor, Fellowship Baptist Church
Raiford, Florida



April 2006

Jack & Ali
Spin 103.8, Dublin, Ireland



August 2006

Ruth H. Westgate



March 2007

Rev. Rick Coram



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Monday, September 01, 2008

76'ers Meet At Homecoming

I recently had the opportunity to preach the 60th Anniversary Homecoming at Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church in Macclenny, Florida. It was a great day of music, food, fellowship, making new friends and rekindling old friendships. Oh, yes, there was even a little preaching too.

Pastor Tim Cheshire and his wife Susan (pictured with me at left) made me feel right at home. I even had the opportunity to see three ladies that graduated with me in 1976 from Baker County High School, then located in Macclenny. Our graduating class was the "Spirit of 76"! It had been so long since I had seen them that they had to introduce themselves to me. For some reason they remembered me, although I'm not sure how. It was great to talk to them again after so many years and learn how the Lord has worked in their lives. I was able to convince the ladies to have a photo taken of our 76'ers group. Pictured left to right are: Karen Sue Lauramore Matthews; June Davis Altman, yours truly, and Mary Faye Davis Griffin.

Homecomings can be a time to remember the past, but they should always be a time to worship our Lord and seek His Will for our future. If we give Him His rightful place in our heart and life we will certainly have an even greater homecoming celebration in the future!

I want to give a special thanks to Marie Johns for taking the photos.

Morriston Meeting Begins Wednesday

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