Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pollen Attack...

It is pollen season here in the south, and the other day, the city of Youngsville was burried in a pollen storm...

This picture was taken looking east down Main Street as the trees in the background were engulfed in a cloud of pollen. 


An outside bench and table covered in pollen.

:-{ !

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Progress

Today, I had my Certificate of Assumed Business Name notarized so that tomorrow I can register it at the Register of Deeds office as well as pick up my business permit from the county.

I'll probably pick up FBI approved fingerprint cards at the Sheriff's department and passport photos tomorrow as well. (Yes, this business is a little more regulated than my last one...). Then its fill out the government paperwork for the federal side of the business license. We'll see if I can get that approved, 'cause without it, this business is dead in the water.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Things are Happening

Alas, I have got the entrepreneurial bug. I started my first business (Soter's Windshield Repair) last December. I have done various contract jobs, but they are all stand alone, so I guess they don't count as a business. This week, I am off on my second real business that, Lord willing, should be operating by July. If the Lord blesses, it will be my favorite job for sure, although the one with the most liability. So what have the last couple days looked like? Well, Saturday I was trying to figure out if I could actually start the business with cash on a hair string of a budget (ie, less than one half of my tax return which isn't very big). I got the affirmative on that so today was spent pouring over laws, regulations, government forms, sole proprietorship vs. LLC, zoning regulations, etc. I visited the local city hall, the sheriffs department, talked with the county zoning commission... The result? I got tentative permission for the business from the zoning board, just have to go in and pick up the permit. I determined what form of company I would be setting up (sp vs. llc question) and studied the best way to protect my assets (think I answered that question as well). I also found a lot of questions I hadn't realized I would need to answer. Red tape... I'll keep you updated as to the success or non-success of this company as time goes on. The name by the way starts with Soter's, just like my last one. As to the business itself, that is to be announced on the success of this operation. Until next time...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Walk in the Spirit - 1

Romans 8:13 KJV

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Consider How Dear Our Sins Cost Christ

To consider how dear our sins cost Christ may cause tears to distil from our eyes. Christ is called the Rock (1 Cor. 10:4). When his hands were pierced with nails, and the spear thrust in his side, then was this Rock smitten, and there came out water and blood. And all this Christ endured for us: 'the Messiah shall be cut off, but not for himself' (Dan. 9:26). We tasted the apple, and he the vinegar and the gall. We sinned in every faculty, and he bled in every vain...

Can we look upon a suffering Saviour with dry eyes? Shall we not be sorry for those sins which made Christ a man of sorrow? Shall not our enormities, which drew blood from Christ, draw tears from us? Shall we sport any more with sin and so rake in Christ's wounds? Oh that by repentance we could crucify our sins afresh! The Jews said to Pilate, 'If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend' (John 19:12). If we let our sins go and do not crucify them, we are not Christ's friends.

- Thomas Watson, The Doctrine of Repentance

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Reason Rally - How to Deal with Atheists

Romans 12:14-21 KJV Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.