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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio



The link will give you direction as to how to use a RSS. Its a new way of reading your favorite websites. Read Google Reader 101 for the information. Great stuff. I am only at the 101 level here so I still have a lot of learning to go. But as the blogger or weblogger says GROW BY LEARNING Keep growing, it's good for your brain. I will change to just get better.


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Charity and I realize we are busy people, and tired at the end of the day. Sitting down and watching TV seems to be the norm for tired folks at the end of a working day. But if we get inspired, we find ourselves doing some good projects.

Taking the time to focus on projects is really a discipline to accomplish. We can control our activity by discipline. Doing an activity 21 days will lead to a habit. Eating takes one day. Tuesday's is House and NCSI on TV and when they moved it to MONDAY I missed the finals.

When I don't leave the house at 10 to get to work by 11, I am late. When I am focused on a project I find myself tuned in to seeing it accomplished.

Thanks for the emails we have received, thanks for the Updates on your family. It's good to stay in touch with friends. "I wonder what Allen Barnhart is doing." Most likely what he has been doing for twenty years. Charlie Cox ? Randy Webb? (He does keep us updated) Shawn and Nicki Hines keep us updated. My good friend is DeWayne Prosser, he is still preaching, think of that. Only to name a few. Thanks, Charity and I enjoy them.

Psalms 16

  1. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

  2. O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my LORD; my goodness extendeth not to thee (I have no good beyond thee);

  3. but to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

  4. Their sorrow shall be multiplied that hasten after another god; their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

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

I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

  • I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope (dwell in safety).

  • Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presences is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.