Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wesley Hartey Update 30


Wesley should be coming home Friday, Praise God!!
Angelea writes: just one more day of therapy then on our way home friday....will continue outpatient therapy for a little while & start back to school in a few weeks. He's improving everyday....I told all of you he was gonna be ok...just look at what God can do!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Is Jesus God? He is Eternally Preexistant.


Well I said I would put forth evidence that Jesus is God, so here is my first posting on this. This will come in a series of postings to put the picture together. I have taken this from my classes at Faith Bible Institute. This first part talks about how Jesus has always existed, even before the world was created. Only God could be eteranally preexistent.



The only truly eternal Being in existence is God. All others are created beings who came into existence at some point in time. Angels and man may live for Eternity future, but only God has existed from all of Eternity Past. The Bible declares that Jesus is the Creator God Who has existed for all of Eternity.

It is possible to accept the temporal preexistence of Jesus (before His conception in the womb of Mary) without accepting His eternal preexistence and Deity.

As examples, both the Jehovah’s Witness and Mormon religions teach that Jesus preexisted before His earthly conception. They both still reject His eternal preexistence and Deity, teaching that He was created at an earlier time.

To reject the Eternal Preexistence of Christ is to reject His nature as the Eternal Creator God and demote Him to the status of a created being.

It is thus possible to accept the preexistence of Christ without accepting His Deity, but it is impossible to accept Christ’s Deity and not believe in His preexistence. The Scriptures dogmatically declare both His Eternal Preexistence and Deity.


A. Christ’s Eternal Preexistence is Declared in the Old Testament.

The Eternal Preexistence of Christ the Messiah is declared by the Old Testament Prophet, Micah. (Micah 5:2)
“But thou, Bethlehem…out of thee shall He come forth…Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah 5:2
1. This Hebrew Scripture clearly declares that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, but that He did not come into existence at His birth or at His conception.
2. The Messiah was to be One who was not only preexistent before His birth, but also One Who was eternally preexistent [as can only be true of God.]

B. Christ’s Eternal Preexistence is declared by the New Testament.

1. Christ’s Eternal Preexistence is declared by John the Baptist.
“…For He [Jesus] was before me [John].” (John 1:15; cf. John 1:27, 30
John makes this statement even though John’s birth was 6 months before Jesus’ birth.
2. Christ’s Eternal Preexistence is declared by John the Apostle. (Jn 1:1,14; 1 Jn 1:2)
a. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” (Jn 1:1-2)
Who is referred to in this passage?


Verse 14 clearly identifies the Word as Jesus Christ: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…the only begotten of the Father…” (Jn 1:14)

b. “…That Eternal Life [Jesus], which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us…” (1 Jn 1:2)


3. Christ’s Eternal Preexistence is declared by Peter – “[Christ] Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifested in these last times for you.” (1 Peter 1:20)

4. Christ’s Eternal Preexistence is declared by Christ Himself.
a. John 6:38 – “I came down from heaven…”
b. John 6:51 – “I am the living bread which came down from heaven..”
c. John 6:62 – “What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where He was before?”
d. John 8:58 – “…Before Abraham was, I Am.”
Jesus makes this statement even though Abraham lived and died some 2000 years before His Own earthly birth. Notice also that “I AM” is the holy name of God given to Moses at the burning bush (Ex 3:14). Jesus is here claiming for Himself the name of Jehovah God.

e. John 17:5 – “And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine Own Self with the glory which I had with Thee Before the world was.”

1) In Isaiah 42:8, God declared: “I am the Lord: that is My Name, and My glory will I not give to another…”.
2) Here though, we see that Jesus asks the Father to share His Divine Glory [which He once possessed] with Him again.
3) We are forced to conclude either that Jesus was an arrogant imposter, claiming to have once possessed the glory of God, or that He is indeed God robed in human flesh.

Wesley Harty Update 29


Here is the latest on Wesley, I hadn't heard anything in a while. His mom wrote:

Wesley is doing so good today & he knows it...he told me "Moma I'm gonna be a normal kid again! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dog Tales: The Watchdog


Well I thought I would post something my daughter's dog again. I don't know what to do with him. I hope you enjoy this.


The other day, I came by the house early in the afternoon to pick up some parts for another job. I was surprised to find a man standing out on the road in front of my house in an orange jump suit. As I live out in the country not close to other houses, this was very unusual. Also orange jump suits around here are the special uniform for those who live in the local parish hotel run by our men in uniform. I was a bit concerned, but since my dog had him cornered on the road, at first I wasn’t concerned a whole lot until I noticed he was keeping the stranger company and kind of looked like he was looking for a handout from the man in orange. I pulled up in the driveway and got out of my truck and realized that my dog was just keeping him company. “What am I feeding this watchdog for?” I was reminded of a story I read a few years ago by Patrick McManus, where a dog showed up at his house as a kid so they called him stranger. After a while they shortened his name to Strange which fit his character, or lack thereof. He wrote that when the Hobos would come through Strange would go out and sit with him and exchange information for what little handout they could spare. He imagined the conversation would go like this, “They don’t have much but the silverware is in the top drawer by the stove”. After awhile the Hobo would move on after getting disgusted after Strange displayed some of his most unusual habits. Anyways, I decided to be cautiously friendly and waved and shouted “hey”. I got no response just a stare. This didn’t make me feel to secure and I thought, today is trash day and I know the parish sometimes uses the prisoners to help pickup and since the next house about ¾ mile away was a turnaround before they returned back by my house figured that was what was going on. I also realized I hadn’t put out the trash, so I shouted and asked if they were picking up trash. Again I got no answer, just a stare. So I decided that we had not been that trashy that week and decided to wait another week before wheeling the trash can out to the road where the stranger in orange was. I proceeded inside, but went to the window to see what might happen. My “daughter’s dog” returned to visit with him. A few minutes later the trash truck returned to pick him up. But right before he got in the truck I noticed headphones. No wander he didn’t answer back. Even my daughter ignores me when she puts hers on. I hope the dog gets the idea he is to be a watchdog someday instead of a mooch dog. Oh, the Patrick McManus books are hilarious.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heavy Heart


I have a heavy heart this morning as I have gotten word that a good friend's wife may have cancer. Yet at the same time we rejoice in answer prayers for 3 others we have prayed over. Earl was told that there are no more cancer cells and just needs to take treatments. Wanda is expected to get out of the hospital soon. And Wesley's projected release date has been moved up. Even though Maggie Lee pass away, for the christian, she was totally healed. Prayer does work. My God's Been Good.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 28


Angelea posted the following update on Wesley, what a miracle. He was supposed to be there for 6 weeks, this would be a really early release.

The tentative discharge date is next friday!! He will continue outpatient therapy for a period of time. He is getting a day out tomorrow afternoon as part of his therapy & he is going to the aquarium.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 27


Here is an update on Wesley from his mother:
Wesley did great in tberapy today...he did mind games (which he scored ave. to above ave.), wlkd on a balancing board, played the piano, italian bowling & crochet. He actually beat the therapist in a race on a trike riding down the road! The neu...rologist sd his dilantin level is high & so she is reducing his dosage which cld be causing some of his problems :)

Some Monday Thoughts


Well here it is Monday again. I plan to make the best of it. We had a good weekend, got to spend all day with my wife Saturday. I took her on a service call with me then to visit a friend in the hospital then to eat. Sunday was a wonderful day at church. I didn't know Eric had surrendered to preach, and so we got to hear him. He did a good job. He allowed God to speak through him. I have not heard any updates on Wesley since my last post. I assume, no news is good news, but continue in prayer. Last week was a great week in Cotton Valley. 42 souls save and their lives will be changed forever. Also something many of us don't consider on Mondays. For many pastors and preachers, Mondays are hard. They have built up to Sunday and given their all on Sunday, so they are emotionally and sometimes spiritually drained on Monday. Oswald Chambers likes to use a phrase, "We are to be poured out wine and broken bread." just like Jesus. This is the case in so many of these men's lives. Now they go back to God to be refilled and put back together so they can be broken bread and poured out wine again. We are all to be broken bread and poured out wine in the service of God for others. Today, call your pastor and tell him you appreciate him and pray for him over the phone. If you don't have a pastor, I am sure their is someone you know that preaches that you could call. Have a blessed week.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cotton Valley Revival Services Update

Here is an update sent to me by Brother Lavelle about the revival going on in Cotton Valley.


Well, folks, here I am again to give you an update on the revival that has been going on in Cotton Valley. There were 3 more people, all adults, who trusted Jesus as their Savior tonight. One lady was brought to me after almost everyone had left, by one of our deacons. He told me that she had come to him and told him that she wanted to be saved. So, in the Sunday school office, I led her to the Lord and she prayed and accepted Jesus as her Savior. Praise the Lord! We had a total of 42 people snatched from the flames of hell this week, in Cotton Valley, by trusting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. To God be all of the glory. The Lisembys and David Daniels did a great job of singing for us and, as usual, Bro. Jack preached the Word. But, the thing that made the most difference was that the Holy Spirit of God showed up and touched lives, changed hearts, and drew people to Jesus. God helped people understand that they needed a personal relationship with Jesus more than anything else in this world. We also had a number of rededications and several more people moved their membershp to Unity Baptist Church. Although the revival services are over, my prayer is that we will never look back or give up, but that we will continue to press forward, not to just grow but to grow by leading lost people to Jesus. My prayer, for Unity BC, is that we would never be satisfied until everyone has heard the wonderful story of God's awesome love for us and that true revival would never end here. Please pray for Unity BC, for its leadership, and for me, as its pastor. There will be a lot of growing pains and Satan is, more than likely, already planning an attack to try to steal our joy. A slave to the Master, Bro. Lavelle Spillers.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 26



Here is an update from Angelea: Wesley did so good in his first day of therapy yesterday...he has occupational, physical, speech, recreational & music therapy...he amazed me of his ability. He can stand up, sit down, walk (a little balance issue ...yet)...but he is doing GREAT! ...Keep praying...God is to give credit for his speedy recoverý :)Read More

An Update from Cotton Valley


Well, here I sit again, in my office, Thursday night after revival. Everyone has finally gone home except me and the Lord. That is when I like to be at the office the most. It's so quite that you could hear a fly belch. Just me and the Lord. I love him so much, and yet, I don't feel as though my love for Him is really adequate to the degree that He deserves. And yet, although my love for the Lord may not be what it really needs to be, I know that His love for me is sufficient; sufficient enough to cover my multitude of sins and to forgive me and to prepare a place for me that defies being described by the human vocabulary. The awesome thing is, is that His love is sufficient for everyone else who would call upon the name of His only begotten Son, Jesus, also. Praise the Lord, for He is worthy to be praised! This was the last night of the revival for the Lisembys; they had to go home and prepare for another revival meeting, which starts Monday night. They were truly wonderful. They lift up and glorify, to the best of our human ability, the name of Jesus, our Lord. They have truly been a blessing for our church and our community. If you ever have a chance to hear them sing, don't let it slip by. Although the Lisembys are going home, the revival is not over. Bro Jack will be back tomorrow night to preach, which is english for "shuck the corn," and his son, David, will be here to do the singing. With the way that the Holy Spirit is moving we, me, our deacons, and Bro Jack, just felt like we couldn't stop just yet. So, we are going to take it one night at a time. We may extend it through Saturday. Only the Lord knows. All that I know is this; I am going to grab onto the hem of Jesus' garment and never let go. I know that numbers are not as important as a person's soul, but numbers helps us to understand how the Lord is working. We had 6 more souls snatched out of the fires of hell tonight when thoses 6 accepted Jesus as their Master, their Lord, and their Savior. The good thing is, is that these are not all teenagers who are getting saved in Cotton Valley. This is not just a revival built around the emotions of teenagers who feel the tug of the Holy Spirit. Grown people, men and women, are getting saved. Entire families are trusting Jesus as their Savior. Out of the 39 lost souls, who have trusted Jesus so far this week, about 50% of them are grown-ups. Praise the Lord!!!!!! Isn't God awesome? Please pray for me and for Unity Baptist Church. As a whole we have grown by about 30% this week. We are going to need to restructure our Sunday school and discipleship training to include new classes. We are going to need more space. We are going to need more teachers. We are going to need wisdom. The Lord impressed upon me today that the REAL work was just fixing to get started. We have follow-up visits to make and parents to see and more lost souls to lead to Jesus. We probably need to bring on a youth minister as a paid staff position to help us minister to our youth who, by the way, probably grew by 60% this week. And, it's not over yet. God is not through in Cotton Valley. Please; I covet your prayers. As the pastor, I need wisdom, I need knowledge, and I need strength to be the leader that God wants me to be. I also need boldness to preach the truth and to never compromise the Word of God. I'll be honest with all of you; if it wasn't for the truth, found in the Word of God, I'd be scared to death right now; scared that I wasn't the preacher, teacher, and pastor to "get er done" at Unity Baptist Church. But, you see, the Lord promised us that His grace was sufficient in all things. That means that He can even help this fledgling pastor know what to do if I will trust Him. And, I will tell you one thing right now, all that I have to give Him is myself, my trust, and my faith. A slave to the Master, Lavelle Spillers

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 25


Update on Wesley: he is doing really great this morning. He walked across the room back and forth and sat up & stood by himself. He has occupational, physical, music & speech therapy everyday. Angelea said: I don't think we will be here long as fast as he is improving.

Revival In Cotton Valley


Here is an email I got this morning from Lavelle Spillers about the revival services at his little church in Cotton Valley. This is Great!!


Well, I know that I promised an update on the revival after Thursday night, but I just couldn't wait that long to brag about my Savior, Jesus Christ. Folks we serve an awesome God!!!!!! We had ten more lost souls snatched out of the fires of hell tonight when they asked Jesus Christ to save them. Four of them told me they were going to go back to their home church, but 6 of them have asked for membership in Unity Baptist Church by baptism. The last one to get saved tonight actually got saved after everyone had, pretty much, left the church. The first one to get saved was saved in my office about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon. Isn't God awesome? He is truly worthy to be praised. That brings the totals up to 28 saved during our services and 5 saved at the high school for a grand total of 33 people who have trusted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Plus, we have had several join the church by letter and we have several young people to follow up on that we need to see their parents before we baptize them. Might even get to lead the parents to the Lord. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As I was thanking the Lord, this afternoon, for allowing me the privilege of seeing Him move in this church and in this community, I thought about what an awesome privilege it is and I thought about something that David said in II Samuel 7:18-22. David asked God a question. David asked, "Who am I, oh Lord God?" David went on to say, "Who am I, oh Lord God? That You would bless me in the ways that you have blessed me." I thought the same thing today, "Who am I, oh Lord God? That You would allow a sinful servant, such as I am, to witness one of the greatest revivals to ever take place in the history of Cotton Valley." God doesn't need me, but He chose me and sanctified me and allowed me to be a part of His team. Wow, what a loving and caring God!!!!!! Thank you Jesus for answering my prayers. I have been praying, since my first trip to the Ukraine, that God would allow me the privilege of seeing Him move in a great and mighty way in the USA. I have been praying that God would allow me to see the same hunger for the Word of God and the same hunger for a relationship with Jesus Christ in the USA, as I saw in the Ukraine. It has taken almost two years, but God has answered my prayers. Thank you Jesus. And, the scary part is; I truly believe that we have only seen God scratch the surface of what He wants to do in Cotton Valley, Louisiana. Please pray that God would keep Satan from rearing his old ugly head up and please pray for me as I seek God's help and God's wisdom in leading Unity Baptist Church into the fields that are "white unto the harvest." We are going to need new Sunday school classes and teachers and new discipleship training classes and teachers. Praise the Lord; what a wonderful problem to have. Pray for Thursday night. I truly believe that it will be our biggest night yet. I love all of you. A slave to the Master, Lavelle Spillers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Great Awakening in Cotton Valley


I decided to post this email from my friend and previous pastor Lavelle about the great awakening occuring in Cotton Valley.


Well, praise the Lord!!! I wanted to send out this email to brag on my Jesus for a few minutes and give all of you a report on how our revival is going at Unity Baptist Church in Cotton Valley. The Lisembys have been doing a wonderful job of singing for us each and every service (I highly recommend them) and Bro. Jack Daniels has, as usual, been preaching the Word of God or as we say it in the south, Jack has been "shucking the corn" all of the way to the cob. We have had four services since Sunday morning and the Lord has shown up in each and every service. Since Sunday morning we have had 18 souls saved by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior during the services. We have also had several rededications and several more join Unity Baptist Church by way of letter and 1 by way of statement. The Lord has truly been awesome!!!!!! Plus, Tuesday morning while Jack and I were at Cotton Valley High School 5 more souls were snatched out of the fires of hell when 5 teenagers accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior after Jack gave his testimony there. Hallaleujah!!!!!!!!!As of Tuesday night we had baptized 10 of those who have given their hearts and lives to Christ and we will baptize 6 more Wednesday night. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!! For He is worthy to be praised!!!!!!!!!The revival was scheduled to go through Wednesday night, but the Lisembys, Jack, and I feel led to carry it over until Thursday night. I will try to send out another report after Thursday night. It is truly amazing what God is doing in the little town of Cotton Valley. I love Him so much for allowing me to be one of His children and yet, I am so unworthy of His love for me. I was reminded during our song service, Wednesday night, of three things. (1) We have a home in glory that Jesus is preparing for His children even as I type this. A home that we don't deserve, by the way. (2) Jesus paid the ultimate price, a price that we cannot conceive, for our souls so that we could live in the "New Jerusalem." And (3) Until Jesus comes to get us their are still souls that we are supposed to lead to Him. Therefore pray, pray, pray for lost people and go, go, go and tell them about Jesus. A slave to the Master, Lavelle Spillers.

Wesley Harty Update 24


pray for wesley harty...lsu is transporting him by ambulance at 7:30 this morning to children's hospital in new orleans for him to begin physical therapy...pray for safe travel and an extra measure of precaution because he still has his skull fl...ap removed due to swelling....he is doing really good...thanks for all the prayers for this family and to god for his many blessings!Read More

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

God is loose in Cotton Valley


I got a call from my friend and former pastor Lavelle Spiilers. He was excited. Brother Jack Daniels is preaching a revival at his church in Cotton Valley. Sunday morning 6 saved and 3 rededications. Sunday night 4 men were saved. Last night 3 youth were saved. Today Brother Jack shared his testimony and 5 youth gave their lives to Christ. God is loose in Cotton Valley.

Wesley Harty Update 23


Wesley walked w/the OT this am!! He got approval to remove his cervical collar today. They are leaving in am for Childrens Hosp. in N.O. on Ambulance. Continue to pray for them.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Crazy Dog!!


I came home this evening before heading to class. As I came through the lake road, it was raining like crazy and I was crossing places where the water was rushing over the road and lightning was flashing everywhere. I am talking lightning bolts. When I pulled up at the house I saw that crazy dog out in the back yard under the black walnut tree in the pouring rain and lightning running to meet me. What he was doing out there instead of on the porch where it was safe and dry, I will never know. I try not to get into his head and think like him. I went in the carport and gave him his treat and he rushed right back out in the rain. I went in the house and got my books and came back out and he is out there running back and forth and when he sees me he runs back into the carport, but instead of coming to a halt he takes a tumble cause his feet are wet and just pops back up. I needed a good laugh. Crazy Dog!! Oh, he is my daughter's dog.

Wesley Harty Update 22


Update on Wesley, Him & His Mom plan to head to New Orleans Childrens Hospital for rehab on Wed. am by ambulance. PT has him up walking and sitting in chair. Continue to pray for them.

Prayers


Well it is Monday morning and the week starts with situation requiring prayer. 1. Bro. Earl is having a biopsy today. We pray that there is no cancer. 2. We are praying for a family involved in a custody hearing and our prayer is that the children are returned to the mother. 3. Brother Jerry Adkin's wife went home to be with the Lord this weekend. This is a celebration, but also we know that it is a time of greiving and we lift him and his family up in prayer. 4. Remember Wesley, I have now updates since Saturday. Thanks and have a great week.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Unity Baptist Church Revival Services


God is Great!!!! I hear from my former pastor Lavelle Spillers that they had 10 people saved today. They are having revival services with Brother Jack Daniels. For those interested the services are at 7 through Wednesday. The church is Unity Baptist Church in Cotton Valley at 304 Humble Street. The Lizenbys are doing the music.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 21


Update on Wes from earlier today. Feeding tube is out!!!! No more antibiotics! Going to New Orleans to Rehab Hospital as early as Tuesday! Keep praying.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 20


Wes's Mom posted the following a few minutes ago.

Wes is doing so much better...he is eating better, starting to use his left side more, talking & laughing. He got to get in the cardiac chair & go to the playroom today! It is so AWESOME what I have seen God do in Wesley the last two weeks...GOD is the ULTIMATE PHYSICIAN!!!!

Where Were you on 911?


Where were you? Many events in history has had this question asked. I think most people until this time were asked this about the assasination of John Kennedy. I place events in perspective with where I was when it happened. When Ronald Reagan was shot I was at the barracks at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska. I remember the first space shuttle explosion, I was working in the computer center at Kelly AFB. The second shuttle accident I was at home back here. I remember going outside and checking the sky, because as the shuttle path goes, we are not that far off. But the 911 terror attacks were the worst in my lifetime so far. I just happened to have flown out of Little Rock the day before to Kansas City. So on the day of the attacks, I was sitting in class and at one point someone came in to let us know what had happened and gave us a chance to contact our offices. I remember thinking, 1. is this the second coming and did I miss it, though I was certain I wasn't because I had given my life to Jesus earlier in the year. 2. Is the internet still up, this would let me know the extent of the attack. 3. Since the planes were grounded how do I get home? 4. What was going to be the impact on the economy, communications and other things. 5. Now those were my first thoughts cause all I knew at first was a couple planes had hit a building. Had I known the extent of the attacks and the cost to life my thoughts would have been different. 6. And of course my thoughts turned to the safety of my family. Who were back home. My main concern was for my daughter since she was going to La. Tech at the time and knew that would be a good target. I was relieved to find her at home on that day. What are your memories?

Is Jesus God?


Is Jesus God? There is lots of evidence in the Bible that witnesses to the fact. But I will only touch on one. First the Bible says that only God is to be worshipped. Mat 4:10; Deut 6:13; 10:20; 5:7-9; Ex 20:1-6. It is expressly forbidden to worship any angelic or lesser being. (Rev 22:8-9) But yet we se Jesus being worshipped by the angels. (Heb 1:6; Rev 22:8-9) If Jesus was not God then there are a lot of idol worshippers in Heaven. Also if He were not God then we have a lot more problems, namely in the area of our salvation, the trustworthiness of our Bible and other area. But that is a topic of discussion for a later time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 19


I hear that Wesley is making jokes and he ate some mac n cheese, popcorn and jello. Continue praying and praising God.

Playing Chess Against Myself


I don't like playing chess against myself. My opponent seems to be as good as me and always seems to know my next move. I also hate to lose. I might try tic tac toe against myself next. I hear it is the height of frustration.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Extending Grace and Mercy to Others


I heard a sermon at our church this past Sunday and got a lots out of it, but one thing really jumped up at me. That was how we can show grace to others and change their lives or not show them grace and change their lives. For better or worse. One of the stories in the Bible talks about how when Saul was chasing David and trying to kill him, he went into a cave to take care of some personal business. He did not know that David and his men were hiding in the cave, and David's men wanted to kill him. David said no, that was God's decision and God would take care of that. But what David did was to cut off part of Sauls coat while he was in there. After Saul left, David came to the mouth of the cave and yelled to Saul and showed him what he had done. Basically letting him know that he was no danger to Saul. Sometimes we have the lives of people in our hands and we don't even know it. Basically their necks are on the chopping block and we have the ax. I have gone to people in the past and had to appolgize and or admit my mistakes to them. Basically I layed my head on the chopping block and was at their mercy. Most of the time they are gracious and show that grace to me. I have had to do the same to those who have harmed me or done some wrong to me. To be like Jesus even though I wanted to give them a piece of my mind and say "Yes you were wrong and you shouldn't have done that"and so on and so on. I think you get my drift. But I do try to be gracious and bestow grace to them. After all I have done the most agregious thing to my Lord and my Saviour and He extended Grace and Mercy to me. How can you extend Grace and Mercy to someone? How has someone done that for you? Just think you may influence someone towards accepting Christ as their Saviour or encourage them in their Christian Walk.

Wesley Harty Update 18


Sorry so late posting this. We had a football game tonight and my daughter had to cheer. Got in at 10 and had to do math homework. Ugh. I enjoy math, but she don't. But here is the latest up date. Please keep him in your prayers and thank God for what He has done.


Wes made it all night w/out pain meds...he actually slept a little. MaMe sat w/us last pm & will again tonite. He is such a miracle to watch his improvements everyday. Keep us in your prayers.

And here is another post in a conversation I thought was cute.

no fever since night b4 last...he did tell the lady tht bathed him this a.m. tht she was FIRED...LOL!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lake Claiborne Worship Services 9-6-09


We had a great crowd at Lake Claiborne yesterday. There was my wife, daughter and myself to lead the services. I am so blessed to have a family who is involved in ministry. Enjoyed fellowship with Christians from all around. There were 65 people and 4 dogs. We don't have a problem with the dogs showing up, but when I get up to preach and see more than one dog, I just hope they don't see each other until we are done..LOL.. It is just great how Christians can come together from all around and be able to bond and fellowship. We had people from Camden, Magnolia and El Dorado Ar. Bastrop, La and Mt. Pleasant Tx. Some we have seen before from El Dorado and the ones from Mt. Pleasant Tx from a few years ago. We only do the services on the first Sunday of the month and other churches do the other services on the other Sundays through Rolling Hills Ministries. We enjoy visiting other churches whenever we travel and always find the Christian Bond to be so incredible.

Wesley Harty Update 17


Wesley got moved to a room this weekend. That is good news on one hand, on the other someone must be in the room with him and awake. This obviously puts a strain on people. His dad had to return to the farm to get some work done. Chicken houses is hard work. He had a 102.6 temp last night, his head was swollen and was in pain. He finally got to sleep though. Keep praying.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 16


This was posted earlier by Wesley's mom, continue praying.

We had a pretty rough night...Wes coming off meds...please keep praying!

John 10:10 (KJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Did Jesus save us just so we could go to Heaven and not live eternally in Hell? No, He came so we “might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” I think if He had just been saving us from Hell, then He would have taken us home at the moment of our salvation. Of course this leads to the question, “What would this world be like without Christians, and who would preach and witness so that others might be saved?” What is the “abundant life”? I am not one of those who believes in the “name it, claim it” philosophy, where God is supposed to give you whatever you ask for as far as wealth is concerned. I do believe however, if God decides to bless you in that way, He can. The abundant life I think of is the “peace that passes all understanding.” The knowledge that I am forgiven, I am loved by the Most High, I am accepted into His family as His son, to know that He walks with me daily and wants to commune with me. He came to restore unto us the relationship with Him that has been broken because of Sin. Do you have the abundant life that God offers? Have you experienced salvation the peace you get from being forgiven and being in a right relationship with Jesus? We can only have abundant life through Him. All the programs the world offers to success and happiness may only bring temporary (here on this earth) and false abundant life. The key to the abundant life is Jesus. You will find "True" peace in Him.

Friday, September 4, 2009

If Rednecks Were in Charge 1

If Rednecks were in charge, Microsoft Winders would be better.

Wesley Harty Update 15


This was posted this morning after I left by Wesley's mom:


Wes has watched Spongebob, listened to the 3rd grade UCA class, Bach, Mozart & Beethoven (thanks Mrs. Sanson)...I told him God is healing him...he sd "quick!" lol He's still weak on his left side, but getting stronger. Maybe move to room today.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 14


Wesley's Mom, Angelia posted the following, and by the way it is her birthday:trying to get Wes off narcotics...they got him a helmet to protect his head until they put the bone flap back in...he is still improving everyday! Thank you Jesus! Keep praying...he is such a miracle...God is Good!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 13


This is an update from Wesley's mother earlier today. Wesley was not given any chance to live let alone be doing this last Tuesday when he was brought to LSU. Only God can do this.

From Angela: he is playing the PSP!!!!!!

Wesley Harty Update 12


wesley harty update from angelia and robert you may have already heard...he said hi to the dr., told him his name was welsey & said i was moma...he ask for dad too! rob just ask h im if he remembered the books of the bible...he said genesis, exod...us, leviticus...we told him ok he could finish when he felt better...then he started asking for the psp!!!! he just told robert i love you daddy! he is still weak on left & welsey has a lot of congestions...keep praying god is a miracle worker!!!Remember to pray for alex ...welsey's roommate...she had no spikes during the night on her icp levels...think they are gonna try take her off of some meds today to see how she does...she needs a miracle...keep praying!

Also in another post from someone else:

life share will be at tri ward hospital tomorrow from 10-4 for a blood drive for wesley harty in the conference room...remember wesley still has to go through another surgery for the skull flap and reconstructive surgery when ready sometime down the ......road and will need blood to replenish loss during surgery...please give... thanks to all for your continued prayers and support it is truely appreciated!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wesley Harty Update 11


Here is what Wesley's mother posted earlier today:Please continue to pray.

everything is out but 1 IV & central line...he said "ice" & "water"...drank water from a straw...did thumbs up on wanting to watch spongebob & play PSP!

Buddy/Radar/Shredder




We got a dog about 3 months ago. He was a dumpster dog. That means he lived at a dumpster. You could tell he had been in a few fights. My daughter picked him up and carried him to the vet. We had a cat and I said no more pets. My step daughter is 12 and kept wanting a dog. Then my daughter called and said "Daddy?", she got me before even asking the question. "Daddy, I found a puppy at the dumpster and took him to the vet and paid for him to get all the shots and get fixed up, but I can't keep him here at my house, would you keep him and give him a home?" What can I say. My step daughter named him Buddy, sometimes I would like to call him some other names, but that wouldn't be christian. I had a friend who said to call him Radar, because of his ears. But after looking at the yard and the door going into the shop that he has been working on and our bannister, maybe Shredder might be a better name.

Wesley Harty Update 10


Current update on Wesley posted by his mother a few minutes ago.
YAY!!!! Breathing tube is out...he is doing good! Keep praying & praising God for everything!
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