But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

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Matthew 6:20

What Do You Treasure?

   When I was younger I spent most of my time golfing; I spent hundreds and thousands of dollars on equipment. training aids and memberships along with golf vacations. I spent thousands chasing a dream that was never meant to be. I had a shop full of golf clubs and golf balls; I even learned how to make my own clubs. I had several books for instruction and I practiced for hours and hours. I learned the hard way that God wasn't in it and if God isn't in it you aren't going to win it. I still golf and I am a scratch golfer which means I shoot par on any course I play on; I can still drive a ball 300 yards accurately, but now God has taken the front seat and golf the back seat. Now I use the game of golf as a staging area to witness to others.

   If you were to walk into the home that my wife has so wonderfully decorated you will notice something right away. Books, crosses and all kinds of Christian pictures and verses in frames. The books you will notice to be Bibles, study bibles, concordances and all kinds of scripture reference books from seminary or my interest purchases. It is very easy to realize that we, my wife and I are students of the Lord and we love to read about His insightful teachings. We love the constant reminders of His love and presence all around us. We thank God at every meal and pray often for others and are very much content where God has placed us. We praise God when things are going good and we praise God when the storms of life arise for He is worthy.

   We are good stewards of our finances thanks be to God, as  there are many repairs that have had to be made to the older house that we have moved in to, and all repairs are made as if we were doing them for God. I do have a plethora of tools but they serve their purpose as I work for the Lord and I couldn't ask for a better partner; those things that I find time consuming and don't really care to do she does and does quite well. Yes Debbie helps even though she is going through chemo therapy for cancer; in fact often times I have to have her take a break to rest as she can get fatigued rather easily. I have my perfect partner in life, a beautiful wife and soul mate, my very best friend. I cherish my beautiful wife as a gift from God to be treasured. The work we do around the house or when we are out and about are for His glory. God had given me the desires of my heart simply because I chose to follow Him obediently and patiently. Together we focus on God and let God take care of the rest.

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Matthew 6:20

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:33

         An Independent Ministry

We need to keep Israel in prayer, now more than ever!

God blesses those that bless Israel!

And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15 

Jesus * Said to him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: No one comes to the Father but though Me.

John 14:6

Reverend Neal K. Cartin


Let us turn from sin and towards GOD!