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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PGA new home communities mean a whole lot of PGA golf in Port St Lucie

This is a guest post.

There are certain things that it seems you’re just supposed to do in life as you get older. And no I’m not talking about the un-fun things like writing up a Last Will and Testament or Life Insurance. I’m talking about the good stuff like playing golf and drinking great scotch. Well, or playing golf while drinking great scotch. Oh what fun!

As a youngster I remember my family living on a golf course in a place called Hidden Hills in Jacksonville. But unfortunately at the time I wasn’t interested in golf at all. I was a young entrepreneur though and my brother and I used to fish golf balls out of a pond and sell them back to players. Now that I think back I could have totally played the hell out of that hole and it probably would have been a lot of fun. We lived on the eleventh hole. It wasn’t until we had long moved from that neighborhood that I picked up a golf club and fell in love.

I’ve been trying to live on a golf course again ever since. Well, I guess the next best thing is if your mom and dad live on a golf course, right? So there’s apparently all of these PGA new home communities and my parents found an awesome one. I’m learning quite quickly that PGA golf in Port St Lucie is a pretty big deal, and I like it. My parents are all moved in to their new house on a golf course and even though I’m now in my mid-thirties I think I’m going to move into the guest bedroom with my golf clubs.


Church Building Begins

It's been over 2 years since we bought a piece of land for our church. Since then, we've been praying that God will provide what we need to construct a church building. Since we started our ministry in Anis, we've been holding our services in a rented, small bungalow house. When we have some visitors and all the kids in Sunday school are present, we get full pack and crowded. Some people even sit outside. We kept praying and trusting God that He will give what we've been asking for, anyways, it will be His house of worship. I asked my brother to draw a plan for our church. He's an architecture graduate (under board) and he's good in Autocad. After he drew the plan, hubby and I like it so we showed it to the church members and everybody like it too. We all agreed that we need to start the building as soon as possible though we don't have yet enough money to finish it. We have faith that God will provide the necessary amount to finish His house.

So last August 8th, the workers started to lay out the foundations of  our church building. Prior to that, we bought building materials like cement, hallow blocks, sand and gravel, steel rebars, steel wires, 2x2 lumber, ply woods, We only hired 4 workers to work on it and we pay them on a weekly basis. So digging began and the rebars were cut and tied for the concrete columns. Below is the site of the future church building of Living Water Baptist Church. I am so excited and I just can't wait to see it finished, God willing.



After 6 days of working, the workers had to stop because rainy season began. Also typhoons kept coming and it's been two weeks of continuous rain. The workers will just resume working when the rainy season will stop. Maybe the Lord gives more time for the people to give more for the construction of our church building. If you are being led by the Lord to give, then just click Donate on the left side column of my blog. Whatever you give to God comes back to you a hundredfold. I believe that we can't out-give God. Thanks and may God bless you all.




Friday, August 9, 2013

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The word of the well-known Psalm 23 have brought comfort to million the world over. The psalm tells us of our sovereign God’s desire to refresh His precious children – chosen before the foundations o the world, before time began – of His faithfulness to guide them safely through all life’s trials to His heavenly home.

The psalm beautifully describes our Lord Jesus as the Shepherd. He said, “I am the good Shepherd and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15.

Truly our Lord gave His life for you and me, to pay for our sins that we maybe considered back to our Holy Father.

The eternal Word of God makes it clear that we are all like sheep that have gone astray, each one turning to his own way and our Father God laid on Jesus the iniquity of all of us. But the Lord Jesus calls us back to Him. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. “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.”

The Lord Jesus gave up His life on Calvary’s rugged cross. He died for us and on the 3rd day He rose again, forever breaking the power of sin and death. And now, seated at the right hand of the Father, He promises, “And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 10:28

Dear readers, if you have never trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, why not receive Him today? The Bible says, today is the day of salvation for tomorrow may never come. Then the promise of Psalm 23 will be yours.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6