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November 2023

countblessingsHappy Thanksgiving! We have many things to be thankful for in our lives, but make sure you thank God for the greatest gift of all -- forgiveness and eternal life with Jesus forever in heaven.  Also, thank God for your purpose, like when the Lord sent out the apostle Paul, saying:

"I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God's people, who are set apart by faith in me." 1

Lottsapoppa Forgave Me!

Most likely you missed it in my podcast Episode #257 "Who Are You?" Here is the blurb accompanying it. 

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October 2023

fall leavesHarvest time! For two millenniums, workers in the Church have planted and watered Gospel seeds, while God has given the increase. Hence, the Holy Spirit revealed through those workers our need for God’s grace and truth. Today, I pray you will ask yourself what part you are playing in the planting harvest.

“The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.” 1

A Personal Touch…

While technology is wonderful for sharing the testimony of Jesus, the personal touch must not be left out of our witness.

Read more …October 2023

September 2023

happyOh, Happy Day! My greatest desire is to see folks come to Jesus. But I know my labor is in vain without the work of the Holy Spirit. He is the One who opens hearts and gives understanding to lost souls. My prayer is that your heart will be opened to His awesome love and grace.

“’No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.’ But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.” 1

A Quick Story…

“My name is Evan. I am a 34-year-old man from Ontario. I wanted to share a quick story with you.”

Read more …September 2023

August 2023

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Welcome! This ministry started over 45 years ago by writing a one-page newsletter; then a testimony brochure, a book and recording messages in the late 70s. With the help of my loved ones, those tapes are slowly going up on our podcast. But, without the grace of God, these efforts would have never come about. The apostle Paul wrote:

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” 1

Some Podcast Responses…

It’s amazing how the Lord brings folks into my life for encouragement.

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July 2023

freedomCelebrating Freedom! It is perpetual freedom for those of us who have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ – continuing forever. His hand is upon our lives, always moving and directing. We are not insignificant in His eyes, but rather highly esteemed, with a unique calling. Along with Jesus, we can proclaim:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” 1

A Pastor’s Response…

Pastor Brian wrote: “Thank you for your kind words, dear friend. I can’t wait to see you in heaven brother!”

Read more …July 2023

June 2023

sinorsalvationHappy Father’s Day! I’m thankful for the memories of fishing and working on my car with my dad. These memories will last a lifetime, but many of you were not as fortunate. Regardless, we have the Heavenly Father to work with and be with throughout all eternity.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1

A Sincere Response:

I really enjoy hearing from those who benefit from the website. Marvin wrote:

Read more …June 2023

May 2023

trustingHappy Memorial Day! My purpose is to share God’s Word in hopes to change your worldview into the reality of God’s love and grace. Thus, helping you to realize that God isn’t holding your sins against you, because of the finished works of Christ. The apostle Paul wrote:

 ”So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 1

A Response from Germany…

Michael wrote: “My joy to have received an answer from you is huge. And my surprise and happiness about your website is only surpassed by my gratitude.”

Read more …May 2023

April 2023

because he livesHappy Resurrection Day! One of my best memories of a resurrection day is watching Annie Herring play and sing her “Easter Song” in 1978 at the California Men’s Colony chapel. I had experienced my own, personal resurrection there a few years earlier, when I was born again on May 23, 1975.

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” 1

More Encouraging Responses…

My dear brother Larry from Indiana wrote: “Charles, my friend; I received your letter, and I wanted to express my appreciation that you respond faithfully.”

Read more …April 2023

March 2023

romansroadHappy Springtime: My sole purpose is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, Who took our punishment for sin at the cross. His blood made peace with God, and His resurrection gave us eternal life and joy in the Holy Spirit.

“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.” 1

A Fruitful Response…

John wrote: “Thank you for your letter. I have been reading the Gospel of John, as you suggested.”

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February 2023

jesus loves meHappy Valentine’s Day! True security is based on God’s love. It’s not an emotion, but a matter of fact, since God proved His love for us by sending His Son to die for our sins. He rose from the dead and sealed us with the Holy Spirit, regenerating our hearts. As a result, we have forgiveness, purpose and security.

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” 1

A Testimonial Response…

Jonathan wrote: “I’m doubly delighted that you wrote back. It was a divine appointment. I needed the encouragement.”

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January 2023

crossnailsforgivenHappy New Year! I see 2023 as being the most productive year ever proclaiming God’s love, peace and joy to the world through Christ. You can be part of the ministry by sharing the site with others.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, accordingly to the power that works in us.” 1

A Pastor’s Response…

Pastor Brian wrote: “It just occurred to me that you have probably reached more people with the Gospel than most pastors in church buildings! I’m really proud of you.

Read more …January 2023

December 2022

callnamejesusMerry Christmas! Above all, let this Christmas be a celebration of the birth of Christ. Jesus is the Savior of the world, the sacrifice for sin, and the only source of salvation.

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.” 1

A Concerned Teenager…

Ixia wrote: “I was happy to receive your letter; it was really nice!”

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November 2022

givethanksHappy Thanksgiving! Look around; many folks are worse off than you! Be thankful for the life God has given to you. Give your heart to Jesus; the best promises are yet to come!

“May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” 1

Letters of Thanks…

I’m always blessed to hear how the site is reaching so many around the world.

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October 2022

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Harvest time! It’s amazing how sharing God’s love brings people to Jesus. He took our punishment for sin at the cross, but beware, rejecting his blood-bought payment will end in harvest at the Great White Throne judgment.

“The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” 1

An Unbelievable Response…

“My name is Thierry, and I live in Belgium. I am an artist, and I make websites for a living.

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September 2022

come unto meHappy Labor Day! Early in my Christian life, I worked hard to love God with all my heart as commanded, but I was going about it all wrong. It wasn’t until I began to realize his love for me, that my love for Him grew amazingly.

“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins… we love each other because he loved us first.” 1

A Laboring Response…

Lea wrote from Scotland in response to my card inquiring about her condition.

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August 2022

are you born againAmazing Grace! I’m often asked, “What keeps you going?” Simply, the love of Christ “compels” me, or “holds me together” no matter how dim things look. The apostle Paul wrote:

“For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 1

An Inspiring Response…

“I am a senior at a small school in Pennsylvania. In my history class, we were discussing Helter Skelter and the Charlie Manson murders when I first heard of you.

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July 2022

freedomHappy Independence Day! I thank God for the subscribers, for those who have responded, and for those I’ve been privileged to minister with over the years, both those in and out of prison. My explanation to all:

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” 1

An Uplifting Response…

Jimmy from Tennessee wrote: “I truly hold the ultimate admiration and respect for you.”

Read more …July 2022

June 2022

jesussavesHappy Father’s Day! The absence of a responsible father causes a tremendous lack in one's life. But one thing we can count on, our Heavenly Father is “…always ready to help in times of trouble.” 1

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” 2

A Thankful Response…

Billy from Pennsylvania wrote: “I want to personally thank you for sharing your story.”

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May 2022

flower clipart 92Happy Mother’s Day! I was blessed with wonderful parents, but that’s not always the case for everyone. For those left with painful memories, the psalmist David gave us a confession of good news:

“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close… I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” 1

A Thankful Response…

It’s always great to hear from those blessed by the site, such as Steve’s letter from the United Kingdom.

Read more …May 2022

April 2022

emptyJesus is Risen! During these tumultuous times, let us praise God for the example that the people of Ukraine are setting for us as believers while standing strong against the wiles of the devil.

“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.” 1

A Welcome Response…

Kenneth wrote from Tennessee, saying: “I hope this letter finds you doing well.”

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March 2022

mwtb godlovesyou

Happy Springtime! In these troublesome days, it’s not enough to believe in God only. 1 We must be born of the Spirit, trusting in the blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ for comfort, peace and everlasting life. As recorded in John 14:1, Jesus cried out,

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”

A Welcomed Email…

Rob wrote from Los Angeles saying, “I appreciate your openness and honesty.”

Read more …March 2022