Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christ, Our Savior is Born!

"And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!' So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.' And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them." (Luke 2:1-20 NKJV) Christ, our Savior, is born! Allelulia! Love, Beau

Sunday, December 19, 2010

On Being A Prophet

" Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV) Jesus came into this world, not only to be our savior, but as a prophet for God. Before we were even created, God also ordained us to be His prophets. According to, a prophet is: a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the people; and, a person regarded as, or claiming to be, an inspired teacher or leader; a person who foretells or predicts what is to come, a person who speaks by divine inspiration. And, according to 1 Corinthians 12:28 (NKJV) prophets are a class of persons in the early church, next in order after the apostles, recognized as inspired to speak revelaations from God. God places us right behind His apostles! We are to go out into the world and speak on behalf of God, guiding and teaching others, through, with, and by divine inspiration, sharing His word and telling of things to come. But, we are also cautioned not to hold ourselves higher than others, to be content where we are, and not to do things out of selfishness. We are prophets, and God will reward those who are faithful! Love, Beau

Sunday, December 12, 2010


"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14 NKJV) People kept asking Jesus how would they know when the son of God would come, so this verse is a response to the doubters, curious, non-believers, and those waiting with great anticipation. God gives us many signs....No, not the traffic signs you see when out. Subtle, less obvious signs that you have to stay alert for, and also that you have to quiet yourself and "be still and know that I am God." No doubt, Jesus is coming and we must prepare ourselves and our lives for the big celebration day. There are big and quiet signs all around us of His coming. So, as we prepare for this special day, let us take time to quietly and alertly watch, wait and "be still and know that He is God!" Love, Beau

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Living in the Light

"Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12 NKJV) Just like the sun gives light to the world, so that we can find our way, so does Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus into the world to light our way and direct us down a new path. Jesus came so that we no longer have to walk in darkness and be pulled down by our sins, our guilt and our shame. He came so that we can have a new start, walk down a new path, and live in the light of joy and amazing love. Just like the sun, he always shines over us and lights our path, leading the that leads to life eternal! Love, Beau

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Witness to Love

"That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works." (Psalm 26:7 NKJV) In the Christmas tune, "The Little Drummer Boy," all this child had to offer the baby Jesus was to play his drum. He wasn't wealthy like the 3 kings that brought frankincense, gold, and myrrh. But, as much as His parents, Mary and Joseph, probably appreciated the wealth with a new baby to support, the gift that made Jesus smile was the drumming. This was a sign of how Jesus would be His whole life. He has never cared about how much a person has, but what is genuinely in their heart. And, how many people you bring to Him. This is the season of love, especially God's love. So, why not tell all you meet, this holiday season, that God loves them, about the amazing power, compassion and grace of God's love, and everything God has done for you! Love, Beau

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blessed Gifts

"That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works." (Psalm 26:7 NKJV) God gives us so very much. I have already mentioned friends, family, one's home, food, etc., in recent sermons. But, God also gives us the beauty of fall trees chirping birds, beautiful blue sky with fluffy white clouds, mountains, green valleys, and many beautiful nature scenes. He also gives us good health and the ability to have clear minds so that we can get up and go to our jobs everyday, and do well at them. God gives us the abilities to create transportation and modern conveniences to make our lives easier. (It is our responsibility to use them in a way that is safe, healthy and responsibility for ourselves and our environment.) God blesses us with so much that we need to sing God's praises at the top of our voices and tell everyone what God has done (and is doing) for us! Love, Beau

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Angels on Earth

"For He shall give His angels charge over you,To keep you in all your ways....Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." (Psalm 91:11; Hebrews 13:2 NKJV) God sends angels to be amongst us. Sometimes He sends angels, in the form of friends, to take care of us, protect us, and watch over us. Other times it's His heavenly angels that surround us. God keeps watch over us so that we won't be harmed, and so that we should only experience joy, happiness and good. God sees how we responds to strangers and those in need. And, it is possible that those we minister to are actually high angels. It is comforting and reassuring to know that there are angels all around us protecting us and watching over us. Praise God for His loving care! Love, Beau

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Giving Thanks

'Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.. Rejoice in theLord, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name." (Psalm 30:4, 97:12 NKJV) Any time you go through something significant and or major, you should always thank God for helping you through it. Even if it didn't come out as well or the way you expected it to you should still thank God. After all, you did make it through! Also, everything happens the way it does for a reason. We need to thank God for His divine wisdom and care, for leading us in the best direction possible (even if it doesn't seem like at the time), and that you are now through whatever the task, problem, or difficulty and it is now in the past. Whatever it is He helps you with and or through, sing praise and give thanks! God is good indeed! Love, Beau

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saved by Grace

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV) We are all at different places with our relationship to God, including those who have completely lost their way. We are all sinners and therefore fall short of the glory of God. However, it is through God's GRACE, not works, that we are saved. That means anyone can be saved and receive all that God has to offer us, including eternal salvation. It also means that no one is better, or less, than anyone else. We are all equal in God's eyes, and we all come to and through grace equally. In this we can praise God...and be thankful for. Love, Beau

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Your True Value

Notice Earth is the 3rd planet to the right of the sun (2nd to the left of Jupiter). Notice how small it actually is. Now...

...notice that our sun is the tiny star on the far left (with the arrow pointing up to it)...Now,...
...the tiny arrow pointing down (under the big stars/planets, & far left of smaller ones underneath) is pointing to our sun....

...which if you keep going ultimately results in this picture, taken by the Hubble telescope. This is a sample of the "deep core" of the universe, and just in this one sample picture there are about 10,000 galaxies (the oldest being approx. 800 million years old).

Now that you have some idea just how tiny we are in God's universe, think about all this in relation to this Bible verse:

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." (Luke 12:27 NKJV) (YOU are a lily!) Love, Beau

Sunday, October 17, 2010


"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14 NKJV) Words are very powerful. They can hurt, or they can inspire, build up, and or encourage. Words that hurt not only hurt others, but they can also hurt ourselves. Most of us have said something thatwe felt bad about later. On the other hand we can brighten someone's day just by saying something nice to them. It's important that we take the time to be careful what we say, so that our words are always positive, enriching, and encouraging. It is important to be that way towards others, but we are ultimately responsible to God. It is our hope that our words, and what's in our heart, and EVERYTHING we say and do is pleasing and acceptable to God. Love, Beau P.S. Have a nice day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blessed Are You...!

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven." (The Beatitudes. Matthew 5:3-11 NKJV) This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Handicap Awareness Month, Spina Bifida Awareness Month, and probably something else I'm missing. We are just going to group it all under handicaps because all of the above can potentially be handicapping conditions. Everyone has a handicap of some sort, to some degree. If you wear glasses, that is even a handicapping condition. The good new is the Jesus Christ tell us that the least of us are blessed. The meek inherit the earth, the poor in spirit and the persecuted theirs is Heaven, the mournful shall be comforted. Jesus also tells us to be exceedingly glad when others revile you, speak evil of you, and lie about you. Rejoice for great is your Heavenly reward! In this same sermon, Jesus also teaches us how we should be towards others, and how blessed we are by doing so. He say to be merciful, peacemakers, and pure in heart. In return we are called Sons of God, obtain mercy, and will see God! It all goes back to loving others as we love (or should love) ourselves, doing unto others as we would want to be treated, and not judging until we "walk in the others' shoes." And, it can give us peace in difficult times knowing that the kingdom of God is ours. Love, Beau

Sunday, October 3, 2010

An Equal Opportunity God

"For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe." (Deuteronomy 10:17 NKJV) Everyone is discriminated against, in one way or another, at some point in time. It can be frustrating, hurtful, and unfair. It certainly doesn't feel good. However, God is god over everything and everyone. There is none greater than God. And, for better or worse, God shows us amazing mercy and grace, but also just as equally God requires consequences of bad behavior and evil doing. God treats everyone the same. No matter who you are or what you have, "you do the crime, you do the time." When we go before God, everyone is equal. AND, God wants us to act the same towards others. He wants us to treat each other equally, with the same grace, compassion, and love God shows us. God does not want us to be influenced by the ways of the world, base our choices on who has the most and or who can benefit us the most...God wants us to follow a more divine way...His way. Love, Beau

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Comfort: A Conversation with God

Contrary to popular belief, the following lyrics, officially done by humans Simon and Garfunkel, is a conversation God wants to have with you. This is what He wants you to know: "When you're weary, Feeling small, When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all. I'm on your side. When times get rough, And friends just can't be found, Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down. Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down. When you're down and out, When you're on the street, When evening falls so hard I will comfort you. I'll take your part. When darkness comes And pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down. Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down. Sail on Silver Girl (or boy), Sail on by Your time has come to shine. All your dreams are on their way See how they shine. If you need a friend, I'm sailing right behind. Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind. Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind."* "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort," (2 Corinthians 1:3 NKJV) Love, Beau

*Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1969 lyrics by Paul Simon, sung by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, from the album Bridge Over Troubled Water (released January 26, 1970) Columbia records. Produced by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, and Roy Halee.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Standing on the Mountain

"As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever." (Psalm 125:2 NKJV) From the time God created living beings, He protected and supported them. A mountain is surrounded by rocks, trees, and earth that help support it and keep it standing. God is like that for us. He is our rock and foundation, and we are His branches. But, unlike a physical mountain, that can deteriorate and crumble from age and weathering storms, the spirtual "mountain" we have with God is eternal and everlasting. It will not crumble, deteriorate, and wither away...especially if we take care of it. You can always stand on this mountain and know that it sturday and strong! Love, Beau

Sunday, September 12, 2010


"The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." (Proverbs 6:25 NKJV) God shines His face upon us, protecting us, guiding us, answering our prayers, meeting all our needs, consoling and comforting us, celebrating with us, and preparing us for eternity. Despite all our faults and shortcomings, God always looks at us favorably. That means, according to, He looks at us approvingly, enthusiasticly, fairly, generously, graciously, heartily, helpfully, positively, and with approval and without prejudice. It was a deep spiritual blessing to be given a blessing of peace, and many instances of blessings can be found in The Holy Bible. God REALLY likes and loves us. And, knowing that "His countenance" always shines on you, should give us all a deep sense of peace! "...may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16 NKJV) Love, Beau

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The First Self-Help Book

It all starts with God, and The Holy Bible. All the answers you need are found in The Holy Bible. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 NKJV) Some people try to seperate different thinking from the Bible, but the roots can still be found there. For example, psychologists like saying, "You teach others how to treat yourself." This can be found in The Holy Bible as, "And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise." (Luke 6:31 NKJV) No matter what the problem or situation, or what kind of relationship is involved all answers can be found in the very first self-help book: The Holy Bible. So, keep it handy, refer to it often, and like one of mom's shirts says, "When in doubt, read the instructions!" Love, Beau

Sunday, August 29, 2010


"For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another." (Romans 12:3-6 NKJV) All of us have different talents and gifts God has given us. Some are writers, preachers, teachers, sherriffs, humorous, even kindness, compassion and the ability to listen are talents. One might be able to climb a tower especially quickly, jump really high, curl one's tail into a "Q", or be a good hunter. But here's the cool thing, even though each one of us has special gifts we still need each other to use our gifts jointly, for the good of the whole. For example, take the building of an awesome climbing tower. Most likely one, or a group designed it, then another built it, then another decided what fabric/rope was going to cover it, and in what color. THEN, yet another group/person or two had to make sure it got to us. It took a LOT just so that one tower in our homes got to us. Each had their own special gifts in the processing of that tower, yet it took everyone to create and ship the finished project. One missing group, or link, and it wouldn't happen. We may not always like someone, but we still need to try getting along and all work together We all need each other and all our gifts combined to make all that is in our world, both physical and spiritual, function properly. Love, Beau

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Greatness of God

" Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered." (Job 36:26 NKJV) God is great. All you have to do is look at the mountains, a sunset, a sunrise, or the millions of stars at night. His endless grace, compassion, and forgiveness are also amazing...and more than we can fathom. The most amazing thing of all is that God has been God since the beginning of time. He was, is, and will always be God. It is hard to know everything about God, or someone, that was around long before us. But, we can start by taking time each day with Him to talk and pray with Him, and get to know God better. Just like getting to know our own family elders, we will learn lots and be eternally enriched by building that relationship! Love, Beau

*Partially taken from Everyday Blessings by Max Lucado; Thomas Nelson, Inc. Publishing, Nashville, TN. 2004

Sunday, August 15, 2010

How to Live

"Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble." (1 Peter 3:8 NKJV) Yesterday mom went to the store to forage for basic supplies. She was struck by a female worker who was very kind toward her. The check out person was busy and was a little slow waiting on mom, so this other person jumped in and assisted mom going the "extra mile" in the process. Mom was very appreciative. It made her think about how we should all be like her. We need to be attentive to one another, compassionate and caring, making sure that everyone is properly cared for and all their needs are met. God commands us to love one another as He loved us, and God always has time for us, and is always patient and kind...never grumbling or in a rush. He always gives us His full attention as if we were the most important on the planet, and as if we were the only person in the store. Let us always to remember that the one in front of us at the moment is the most important. And, let us always be attentive to those around us. Love, Beau

Sunday, August 8, 2010

No Amount Too Small

"Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.'" (Mark 12:42-44 NKJV) You should always give all that you have. No amount is too small, at least in God's eyes. God praised the woman that gave the few coins she had, and condemned the rich for giving little. It's all about percentage. God is big on that. After all, He ask that you give back 10% of what you have (which isn't much by the way). It's amazing what God can do with so little. He took a boy's two fish and five loaves of bread and fed MORE than five thousand! If you allow God to bless what little you have to give, it's amazing what He can do with it. God's abilities are limitless. And, nothing is insignificant to Him. So, don't feel bad about the amount you have, give it all to God and allow Him to bless it into abundance! And, the more you have the more that can (and should) be blessed into abundance! Love, Beau

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Praising God Continually

" stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening;" (1 Chronicles 23:30 NKJV) It is good and right to continually give praise to God every day, all day, and night. There are many, many things we can give praise for. For starters, mom and I praise God every day that we found each other and share a mutual love for one another. I love my mom and having a forever home! Plus, when we look around there are friends, family, beauty of nature, new life, and lots of other blessings. If you have good health, your family has good health praise God! If you are able to pay your bills, have a roof over your head, food on the table, and clothes praise God! We can praise God for support, love, a job, forgiveness, compassion, understanding, second chances...the blessings God gives us are boundless! So, when you get up in the mornings, praise God for a good night's sleep, another day, for the beauty of the earth, and all that you have. When you go to bed at night, praise God for a good day, His help getting through the day, and for bring your family safely home and back together. Praise God! Praise God continually! Love, Beau

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The One Who Knows Us the Best

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV) Your parents are usually the two people whom you trust the most to have your best interest at heart, and to wisely advise you. After all, usually, they are the two who love and care about you no matter what and know you better than anyone. However, there is one who knows you better than your parents and loves you more than them. That is God. Your parents have only known you since they conceived you, but God says before He even formed you He knew you and sanctified you. God says He even knows how many hairs are on your head. Can your earthly parents say that? AND, God says He loves us unconditionally. Parents sometimes have problems with this. So, my question is this, Why would we NOT listen to God's advice and follow His lead? Who better to guide us through life than the one who has known us the longest and love us unconditionally! Love, Beau

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Remembering Your Heritage

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together." (Romans 8:16-17 NKJV) We are ALL children of God. And, as such we are all part of a royal family. We should therefore present ourselves as royalty and allow ourselves to be presented as such. God gives us His best, and in return expects us to do our best and live our best. This does not mean we are to act haughty, snobbish, or self-centered. We are to be giving, loving, and caring...and we are to hold others to this standard. By following God's example, we should expect the same of ourselves and of others. Often we make the mistake of compromising down when we shouldn't. This only cheats ourselves. Let us hold ourselves and others to the standard of a royal, because that is who we are. Love, Beau

Sunday, July 11, 2010


"Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty." (Job 5:17 NKJV) A parent who loves their child will give it guidelines and rules to follow. When they break these they are disciplined and or restricted. Parents do this not to be mean, controlling bullies, but to teach children right from wrong, proper behavior, and to hopefully help them reach their full potentials. God is our Heavenly father, and as our Heavenly father He does the same thing. He gave us the Ten Commandments, our rules. When we break these rules there are consequences. But, just like with humans, God only deals with people He truly loves and cares about (which is ALL of us). It is a happy day knowing that God loves and cares about us so much that He takes the time to teach us, refine us, and discipline us when we lose our way... and God does it with the upmost love, care and concern. Love, Beau

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Moving Mountains

"So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 17:20 NKJV) God did not mean that people could physically move mountains. This was an illustration used in biblical times that people could understand. What God was saying was that if one has the tiniest bit of faith then one has the capability to do things that seem just as difficult and impossible. Taking this one step farther, back in biblical times they "moved mountains" by digging up areas, carrying the ground to another location and building up that area. When they made bricks to build their temples and buildings, they were made in one place, carried to another, then hoisted up to where they were needed. In both cases strength, and perseverance were also needed to move the mountains. This is still true today. No matter what your mountain is, not only does it take that tiniest bit of faith, which also includes belief, but it takes strength and perseverance to follow through for the long haul. But, like, Jesus said, you can move that mountain! Love, Beau

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Love of the World

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1 John 2:15 NKJV) We are to love the world and take care of it. After all, God made it, and loves us and the things that He made. However, we are not to love it, and its ways, more than God. God tells us that we are not to be attached to it. God wants us to follow Him and only Him, and His way of doing things. The world's ways of doing things is often against the way God would do them and involves sinning. Satan also moves within the world and tries influencing us in ways that turn us against God, and alienate us from Him. When we love the world more we are saying that we are loving its ways more than other words basically rejecting God and turning our backs on God. Also, if we are more in the world than with God, we are more anxious, worried, troubled, and have our mind on things other than pleasing God and doing His will. God loves us more than anything and anyone. Turning our backs on Him is the exact opposite of what He wants for us. God wants us to not be attached to the world, so that we can concentrate totally on His will for us...and the fact He loves us more than anyone or anything means that He will ALWAYS have our best interest at heart and everything will be done with the upmost love and affection...and isn't that what we all want for ourselves?? Love, Beau

Sunday, June 20, 2010


"And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female." (Genesis 6:19 NKJV) God cannot keep everything bad from happening. That is a consequence of free will. However, for all the bad things happening, God makes provision for the faithful of His children. Before God started the flood, He had Noah build an ark and fill it with His family, and male and female animals of all kind. He made provision that they would survive. Even all the animals would reproduce and fill the earth once again! When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and they wandered in the desert for 40 years, he provided Manna for them to eat and therefore survive. And, God gave Lot and his family a chance to get out before he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Even today, when bad things happen God minimizes losses the best He can and provides a way out for His faithful children. The disclaimer is this: You are still responsible for your actions. Just about in every natural disaster I know, there are always those who choose to stay behind and consequently die. It reminds me of the story where a man is on the roof of his flooded house praying to God for help. Time goes by and the man refuses help from a person in a boat 3 different times. As the man drowns, he asks God where He was when he asked for help. God tells him he sent help 3 different times and He turned it down. Even Lot's wife chose to look back, when told not to, and consequently turned into a pilar of salt. God does provide, but also look for His anges and heed His warnings! Love, Beau

Sunday, June 13, 2010

With ALL Your Heart

"I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart;" (Psalm 9:1a NKJV) God wants all your attention, and He wants you to praise Him with ALL your heart. When you pray He says to go into a closet and pray. That means God doesn't want you distracted by worldly things and be showy, but to give Him your total, sincere attention. The same is true with praise. God doesn't want you to be distracted or bothered when you praise Him. He also doesn't want half-hearted, lukewarm, ingenuine praise. When you praise God, He wants you to fully, and joyfully, praise Him with all your heart and soul. And, God wants it to be sincere and genuine. So, praise God...praise Him with your whole heart. It will make God smile! Love, Beau

Sunday, June 6, 2010

God's Glory

"And you said: ‘Surely the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives." (Deuteronomy 5:24 NKJV) All you have to do is look around is to see ways God shows us His the beauty around us, the things He blesses us with...and with all the disasters that have happened all over the world, and how it's brought out the best in people, that too has shown us His glory and greatness. People coming together helping one another, coming together in love, support, and caring is one of the best ways we not only see His glory, greatness, and "heard his voice from the midst of the fire," but it is also one of the best ways each of us can be an example of all that is good and glorious about God. It is a way we can pay it forward for all that God has done for us. After all, that is what God wants...for us to be an example to others of God's love, grace and glory. Love, Beau

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let Your Little Light Shine!

"You are the light of the world....Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:14a, 5:16 NKJV) You are the light of the world. Once you accept God into your life, you are to go out into the world and put light on the word of God and let it shine. Also, you are to be the light, the beacon, for others, by showing them by example the way to God and out to live as a child of God. You are also the light of the world by helping others out of their darkness, in whatever form it is in their life, and helping them into the light. Finally, you are special and unique in your own right, with your special set of talents and gifts. God does not want you to hide these, but to use them and bring them into the light for others to see and utilize. This little light of your yours...gonna let it shine...let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Room for You

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:1-3 NKJV) Jesus has gone to Heaven before us to prepare a place for us. God loves us and looks forward to the day of our "homecoming." Just like a human parent prepares their children's rooms while they are at school, and or are coming home from college for the summer, so does God prepare a room for us when we return to Him. Even when we stray and are disconnected from our families, and from God, there is always a place for us prepared and waiting. The choice is ours. We can believe in God and follow in His ways, or we can choose to be disconnected from a loving family and father. Choose wisely! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Not Forgotten

"Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained. And the waters receded continually from the earth." (Genesis 8:1-3a NKJV) All bad things come to an end eventually. God does not let trials and tests last forever. And, even when God is testing you, you are never out of His sight, mind or reach. God is watching over through the good times AND the bad. We need to remember, when going through trials, that God is still with us, protecting us, caring for us, and that we are in God's hands. God does limit our trials and tribulations, both in length and intensity, and He never gives us more than we can handle WITH HIS HELP, although it may sometimes seem like it. The exception to this is that we are responsible for our actions, and must deal with the consequences of them. So, the next time you go through a flood, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, or ANY kind of trial, remember God is there with you helping you get through it. He will never leave you or forsake you! Love, Beau

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Speaking with Grace

"Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one." (Colossians 4:5-6 NKJV) When dealing with others, no matter who they are, we should always take time to think about our words and actions before speaking or acting. Our words should be filled with not only compassion, but with wisdom. It is also always wise to take the time to get to know the other, and about their life, so that we may know best how to relate to them. After all, the first thing a cat (or dog) does when encountering another is to check the other one out before being friendly. This brings out another point, wisdom and knowing how to answer another also involves how much one reveals to the other. Finally, dealing with others with compassion and wisdom is always good. It is how Jesus dealth with the multitudes, how He wants us to live and be an example to others, and what goes around comes around. The kindness and compassion you show towards others may come back to you when least expected, and or when you need it the most. Be kind. Be caring. Be compassionate. Love, Beau

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Praise God!

"The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him." (Exodus 15:2 NKJV) It good to give God praise. Even in our weakest moments, when our strength is failing, and when we are sad and depressed God is there for us. God is our strength, joy, salvation, grace, and comfort. He is our song. When danger threatens, God is always there. And, He is the God of our fathers and their fathers. He has always been there. God has done great and wonderful things for us. Therefore, we should continually praise Him, exalt Him, and give Him our thanks. It is good that we continually praise Him... in words, deeds, and in our hearts! Love, Beau

Sunday, April 25, 2010

God Always Has a Plan

"Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things." (Matthew 6:31-32 NKJV) Have you ever received a big refund or come into money, thinking it was nice to be a little ahead for a change...only to have something break down immediately afterwards??? Or thought you needed something only to have it suddenly, and unexpectedly, received it as a gift. God ALWAYS has a plan and that money wasn't a was the money God provided to help cover that unexpected expense. Or, that was an angel on earth providing for you. God knows what our needs are, even before we do, and has already worked out how He's going to provide for them. God takes care of ALL our needs! We need to have faith, trust that everything will be okay no matter what, and BELIEVE...because God is already on it and it WILL be okay. Love, Beau

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Only God Knows

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV) Only God knows what His purpose and plan is for your life. Some false prophets and preachers might preach the "hell, fire, and brimstone" version of God, but that is NOT God's way. God's way is one of of peace, love, and hope. God WANTS us to be at peace, with ourselves and with each other, and He wants us to be successful and thrive. He does not want to condemn us for our sins. That is why Jesus died on the cross in our place. In addition, we live through God's GRACE and love for us, not solely based on what we do. It's not enough that we do and be good, but we have to seek God's forgiveness and grace. Finally, it's a very bad idea to try to outthink, outsmart, or second guess God. Only He knows how he thinks and feels. That is why it's ALWAYS a good idea to follow his direction and ways. He can see things we can't. And, God only wants the best for us! Love, Beau

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fearing God

"And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul," (Deuteronomy 10:12 NKJV) Fearing God in The Holy Bible is not how it sounds. It does not mean being scared of God. The ancient word for fear actually translates to reverence, a deep respect and feeling of awe. That is usually a good feeling and not a scary, bad feeling. It is one used for someone you usually honor. So, when you "fear" God, you are actually showing him deep respect and awe...not running for your live, ducking, or going into hiding. We show this in actions by "walking in His ways, loving and serving him with all your heart and soul." So fear God and serve Him! Love, Beau

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is RISEN!! -- A Prophecy Fulfilled

"And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.... But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping?' She said to them, 'Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.' Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?' She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, 'Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.' Jesus said to her, 'Mary!' She turned and said to Him, 'Rabboni!' (which is to say, Teacher). Jesus said to her 'Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her." (Isaih 19:20; John 20:11-18 NKJV) Thousands of years it was prophecied that a savior would come and deliver those on earth. Enter Jesus, the son of God, son of Mary and Joseph. Jesus came, was tortured, crucified and buried. He took upon Himself the sins of the world so that we could live. Jesus died in our place. The good news, too, is that Jesus conquered death. On the third day He had risen and was alive! A prophecy had been fulfilled! Because of His sacrifice, and conquering death, we are freed from sin and the consequence of death. We are freed and will live forever! Jesus reigns! Allelulia!! Amen! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 28, 2010


"The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him..." (John 12:12-13 NKJV) Jesus goes into Jerusalem with throngs of fans waving palm branches. On the surface, it is a great day for Jesus, a triumphant march into the city. And, it is. BUT, Jesus knows what is ahead of Him that week...a betrayal, persecutions, beatings and whipping, and ultimately death... and He will feel alone through the worst of it. It is both the best and worst week of His life. It is also the best and worst week for God too. God loses His only begotten son, but saves the rest of us in the process. It is their choice. In order for us to live, and be freed from sin, Jesus has to die in our place. Choices are not always easy! But, God is a doer not a talker. He loves us sooo much that He acted on that love, and saved us from sin and death. He didn't just say wonderful things, He followed through with actions. That is the way we should be. We should be as passionate about our faith and love of God. Not just talk about it, but acting on it consistently. It's one thing to get up, profess your faith, and quote scripture aloud. It's another to show compassion to those in trouble and help them time after time AND expect nothing in return. That is what Jesus did... ultimately paying with His life. We need to show our love for God with passion and with action. That is our example. Love, Beau

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pray for One Another

"...Pray for one another..." (James 5:16 NKJV) Mom and I have a thing, where if we see fire trucks and or an ambulance with flashing lights, we say a pray for whomever might be involved and their families. God wants us to continually pray for one another. One never knows what might be going in a person's life. Prayer is also a way of building up one another and raising them before God. We all need prayer...both for ourselves and for each other. In addition, praying for one another also pushes us to put others before ourselves, even on days when we might not feel like it, and show compassion, understanding, and more sensitivity. We need to make prayer an ongoing act like breathing...and this includes towards one another. This is what God tells us to do. So, as you go through your day, pray for the people you can be a prayer of hope or invention for them, or even a prayer of thanksgiving...just hold them in your prayers. Prayer is a powerful force and it will make things happen in many ways. You'll see! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blessed and Kept

"The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;" (Numbers 6:24-25 NKJV) We are truly blessed by God. Just look around at not only your physical surroundings, but also having love, friendships, and support. God also protects us and keeps us, and He has amazing power and wisdom! His favor and love for us is as big and bright as the sun, always smiling at us. Best of all, when we make a wrong turn, God has amazing compassion for us. He mercifully forgives us, consoles us, and goes ahead and provides for both our needs and wants. And, God is gracious to us in that our 'sufferings' have a limit on them, both in intensity and in time limits. He never gives us more than we can handle, even though God seems to sometimes push the limits. God also never puts us through any trials without reason. Yes, we are blessed, kept in his sight with His face shining on us, and given amazing compassion. What joy! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Becoming the Chief

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone." (Psalm 118:22 NKJV) Society often rejects those that are weaker in any form. They are considered less important and of value. But, God does just the opposite. He takes those that are considered weaker, and uses them to let His glory shine. Take David for a boy he was small and skinny, yet he slayed a giant no one else could...and only with a sling shot and some stones. Then, as an adult he made some very bad judement calls and decisions. But, God made him a great king. There are many, MANY examples in The Holy Bible like this. So, don't ever doubt your worth and value, and don't let anyone try to undermine your worth. God works through all of us, and He will take the least of us and make us the greatest...and since we all have flaws, imperfections, and make huge mistakes God will make all of us great in our own way! Love, Beau

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Being Well

"Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul."* Being well starts with being content. One has to learn that no matter what is going on, to be okay with it. That does not mean one has to like it, just be at peace with what's happening. Part of this can also pausing, and taking the time and energy to find the good in everything. For example, if you're in an area paralyzed by snow, you can use that work time and use it to spend more time with your family making wonderful memories playing in the snow. A friend, that worked for hotel reservations, once got a complaint call from a newlywed couple because it was raining and that wasn't the weather predicted. She calmly told them to put on their swimsuits and go play in the rain. They were a little stunned by this, but the friend later got a call from them saying they had played in the rain, and it was the best part of their honeymoon! Taking time to find a way to be okay with the negative can make all the difference! The Holy Bible says, "for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:..Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have." (Phillipians 4:11b; Hebrews 13:5a NKJV) So, the next time something makes you angry, sad, upsets, anxious, or at peace and be well! Love Beau

*"It Is Well" - Words: Horatio G. Spafford, 1873; .Music: Ville du Havre, Philip P. Bliss, 1876

Sunday, February 21, 2010

God's Love

"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;" (Psalm 23:1-4a NKJV) God. Our Father...Our Shepherd. In some ways, they are overlapping, but both show how God loves and protects us. God guides us and leads us to places of safety, and teaches us the right and wrong paths to take; He gives us everything we need, often what we want, so that we don't lack for anything; God gives us quiet, soft places to sleep, and watches over while we sleep. He leads us to water both to drink and to fill our souls; And, at the end of our earthly lives, just like a loving parent or guardian, He is there with us comforting us, easing any fears, giving us peace, guiding us toward "the light," and helping us transition from this life to the next. Both a father, and a shepard, would do this for those they are in charge of because they love them...and God is both our shepherd and our father...and He loves us. Love, Beau

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Giving Love

Love came down with Jesus. And, love is about giving. God gave us new life through His son. That's the deepest form of giving. Giving is not just about giving money to charities, and or baking stuff. It's about giving from the heart...the deepest part of our heart. It's about giving a true part of ourself to others, including our mind and souls, as well as our heart. When mom is sick I give of myself by lying on the bed with her and purr, to help her feel better and comfort her, instead of playing or bird watching. It's what I choose to do because I love. Every where you look there are people hurting, hungry, lonely, etc. Don't just give them a handout of money or some food. Give them your heart. Give them your mind and soul. Take time to just listen. Everyone has a story. How many people do you see actually taking time to share themselves with the homeless and the drunks. Maybe THAT is what they really need...someone to make them feel valued and genuinely cared about...and loved. That is what compassion is all about. Love is about giving compassion. God has tremendous compassion, which is why He gave His son for us. So, give YOU this year. You'll receive more in return than you can imagine! Love came down through Jesus, but it continues in the present by our works. Love, Beau

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superbowl SONday - God vs Satan

"And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelations 12:7-9 NKJV) God and His angels, led by Michael are facing team Satan (aka The Dragon or The Devil). It's a fierce battle and they are in the fourth quarter. God's team tackles the Devil's team...they score....they win!! WOOOHOO!! Team Satan is defeated and sent out and back down to where they came from. And, instead of getting gold rings to wear, God's team receives eternal life and a kingdom made of gold and pearls.! And God's team includes ALL of His children and those who truly believe in Him and follow Him! AND, God's rewards are much better than a ring! Love, Beau

** reposted from Superbowl Sunday 2009 (Feb.1).

Sunday, January 31, 2010


"Then He said, 'Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.' And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. Be still, and know that I am God;" (1 Kings 19:11-12; Psalm 46:10a NKJV) In these verses, you will see that God was not in the strong wind, not in the earthquake, nor the fire. It does not say he wasn't in the still small voice. That is THAT is where God WAS. He was in the still small voice that followed. He is in the stillness that is like the quietness that comes after a heavy snow that leaves a soft white blanket that covers the earth. In that quiet hush that one experiences once the earth is covered. (You know what I'm talking about!) And, because God comes in a still small voice, He wants US to be still so that we can hear Him, through the world's clamor, and know that He is God. Being still is not just about being quiet and listening. It's also about stilling your mind and body as well, so that you are completely ready and open to hearing Him. He tells us, "Be STILL and know that I am God." Love, Beau

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rising From the Ashes

"For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints." (1 Cor. 14:33 NKJV) Some people say that God caused the earthquake in Haiti, and or that He allowed it. We don't always know the reasons for tragedy and who/what caused it and why. What we do know is that God is for good and peace, not confusion and harm. Even though God can be parental and punish us, He loves us and only wants the best for us. He does NOT want harm to come to us. Another thing about God is that when does take something from us, He's not punishing us, but instead is opening us up to receive something even better. Sometimes everything has to be totally stripped away to be healed, cleaned, and to make room for all the newness. Haiti has this opportunity. If all of us who are helping take the time to properly rebuild Haiti, they will have better and safer buildings, that also can be more modernized; bigger and better schools, orphanages, and hospitals (also more modern); wells for receiving clean and fresh water; and safer and stronger homes. If we all take a look at what they need to improve their lives and work toward that, and not hurry just to replace what they had, they can not only rise from the ashes but they can have a better, new life...and that can give us all hope. Hope that no matter what happens in life, no matter how stripped of everything, we can ALL rise from the ashes and be better for it in the end. Thanks be to God!! Love, Beau

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Our Refuge and Strength

"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;" (Psalm 46:1-2 NKJV) God is with those who follow Him. He helps them, protects them, and gives them shelter. God is with His followers in Haiti. Amidst all the rubble, devastation, and death God is there. He is there in the people that have come to help and give aid. He was with the 3-year-old found buried in rubble, keeping her safe, and despite everything she is fine. God is giving strength to those who have lost family, friends, and neighbors. God is giving strength to the children who've lost everything, who are traumatized, scared, and alone. He is there holding them, comforting them. We do not have to fear anything because no matter how bad the devastation, He is there with us helping us to get through it...He is our strength and our refuge...forever and always. Love, Beau

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dwelling in Safety

"The poorest of the poor will find pasture, and the needy will lie down in safety." (Isaiah 14:30a NKJV) God takes care of all our needs. He provides for the poor, giving them a place of safety, rest, and food. And, in one way or another we are all poor. It could be financially, in spirit, physical health, mental health, or in some other way. He takes care of all our needs, looks over us, leads and guides us, and protects us. We can go about our day knowing God is watching after us. When we go to sleep at night, we can rest peacefully and soundly knowing God is on watch! Love, Beau

Sunday, January 3, 2010


"But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves...And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people." (Malachi 4:2; Matthew 4:23 NKJV) This is the time of year when many people (and animals) get colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, and a host of other physical illnesses. It is also the time of year, especially around the holidays, when many people (especially the elderly and homeless) experience major bouts of depression. The Holy Bible teaches us that whatever sickness and or disease one has, God can, and will, heal it. I do have to say, however, that sometimes God says yes, sometimes no, and sometimes not yet. It depends on what God's will is for one's life. Also, He can heal us in ways we didn't expect or plan. But, God does, and will, heal a person in whatever way we need Him too. God also uses others to help intercessory prayers of healing, by witnessing about what God can do, by providing rides to doctors, and even by companionship and visiting those who may need a friend or a support person. Young, old, single, married we can all be a minister of healing to others just by reaching out to others and sharing words of kindness. So, this year remember these two things: God can heal ANYTHING, and we can all be His representatives and also be healeers by our words and deeds. Love, Beau