Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014

Repost -

This Poem came from Rhymes of Bible Doctrine (and other poems) written in 1949 by Benj. F. Dotson. I was given the booklet by my good friend, Dr. Dennis J. Brown. jnh
The new year, January one,
Tells us another year’s begun;
Adding one more span to the years,
Before the age-end soon appears;
Old nineteen hundred forty-eight,
Brought us so many things of fate;
The world’s outlook is not so bright,
The peace we hope is not in sight.

Nations are seething and in fear,
Worrying much that war is near;
They do not have that peace and calm,
For fear of the atomic bomb;
They fear America they say;
That is war we will lead the way;
They should know war of aggression,
Would ne’er be waged by this nation.

America wants lasting peace,
For wars of ev’ry kind to cease;
That nations should dwell together,
Doing good to one another;
Laying aside all suspicion,
Ev’ry act of indiscretion;
Live in harmony day by day,
We’re sure this is the Bible way.

But it won’t be, we’re sad to tell,
It would defeat a devil’s hell;
‘Twould also contradict the word,
Its revelations of the sword;
The age-end is too close in war,
Its Tribulation’s exit door;
It will bring the millennium,
That glorious age yet to come.

Cheer up, sad heart, lift up thy head,
There is One risen from the dead;
His soon return we are assured,
To reward those who have endured
The trials and sufferings for His sake,
Oh, let us for Him undertake;
His oft reproaches gladly bear,
Until we meet Him in the air.

By Benj. F. Dotson, D.D., Litt. D.
Pastor-Poet-Bible Teacher-Evangelist 1949

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Thoughts


Christmas Carols for the Psychiatrically Challenged


SCHIZOPHRENIA - Do You Hear What I Hear?

MULTIPLE PERSONALITY - We Three Queens Disoriented Are.

DEMENTIA - I Think I'll Be Home For Christmas.

NARCISSISTIC - Hark The Herald Angels Sing (About Me)

MANIA - Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and and Office and Town ...or Deck the Halls and Spare No Expense!

PARANOIA - Santa Claus is Coming To Get Me.

PERSONALITY DISORDER - You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, then MAYBE I'll tell you why.

DEPRESSION - Silent anhedonia, Holy anhedonia. All is calm, All is pretty lonely.

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE - Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bell...

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY - Thoughts of Roasting in an Open Fire.

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE - On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me (and then took it all away)



Welcome to the Email Wonderland
Sung to the tune of "Walking In A Winter Wonderland"

Another "ping", 
Are you listenin'? 
The puter screen, 
Is a glistenin'. 
With icons so bright, 
They light up the night, 
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland! 

Gone away, 
Are the hall talks. 
Here to stay, 
Is the IN-BOX. 
Flagged "urgent, please read!", 
And "answer with speed!". 
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland! 

In the morning e-mails start to add up. 
No lunch today cause messages abound. 
Just click away and hope the server stays up. 
You can't do your job if it goes down. 

10 P.M., 
You're not tired. 
The caffeine, 
Has got you wired. 
The day's not complete, 
Till the last delete, 
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland! 

In the morning e-mails start to add up, 
No lunch today cause messages abound. 
Just click away and hope the server stays up. 
You can't do your job if it goes down. 

Until you, 
Are retired, 
The same old grind, 
It is required. 
You'll face unafraid, 
That message parade. 
Welcome to the e-mail wonderland!



Three Wise Women

Do you know what would have happened if it had been three wise women instead of three wise men?

They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts!
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That's what they would like you to believe. However, this is what
would have really happened.

They would have been late getting started (It's tough to get your
make-up so that it doesn't clash with the camel).
Then one would have to go back to change clothes because her outfit was too similar to one of the other's.
After a quick (6 hours) stop at the mall for the gift, they would have
a huge fight about whether or not a Barney Sleeper fell into the
category of swaddling clothes.
Half way to the oasis the camel would have broken down (no one checked his water level). After finally arriving at Bethlehem (They had to stop and ask directions 12 times), they stopped at a beauty parlor to get their hair done (They couldn't see the baby looking like that).
When they saw the stable they turned around and went back to a Howard Johnson's and got a room for everyone (There was no way they were going to stay in a dump like that).
The feminine trio finally arrived back at the stable only to find that
the new parents had left for Egypt.

Merry Christmas, from Bro. Jeff

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fifty Years Ago Today

My Spiritual Birthday

Here is my story, Bro. Donald L. Ledbetter started the West Erwin St. Baptist Church in September of 1962. They started in a small donut shop and them moved to the old ‘Max Town Tavern’. It was there that my Aunt Teen and cousin Donnie started attend and it was long till Donnie was teaching Jr. Boys.


With West Erwin St. Baptist Church coming up on their first year anniversary, Donnie had a contest as to who would bring the most boys to Sunday School. Donnie brought Sammy by my house and they invited me to church, if I came a Sammy’s visitor it would help Sammy win a hamster.


I started attending W. E. S. B. C. and on the 3rd Sunday of September 1963 I repented of my sins and trusted Jesus Christ as my Saviour. Oh, Sammy won the hamster and it has been dead along time now. But from that day September 15, 1963 I have ’new life’ in Christ.


Today, I praise the Lord for His goodness and grace to save a lost sinner such as I.


I praise the Lord for sending Don Ledbetter to start W. E. S. B. C.


And I praise the Lord for a cousin, who was a Sunday School teacher who cared for my lost soul.


Who could you reach for Christ today??