The Blog – Log in my eye

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one is worth ten thousand.  So many times, we try to “fix” everyone else’s imperfections.  But, if your ox is in the ditch along with theirs, it’s tough to pull someone else’s ox out of that same ditch.

We should learn to remove the log that’s in our eye before trying to remove the splinter in someone else’s.

NEWS – News from Reese Kauffman, President CEF

Join us in prayer for the people in the Ukraine as Russian bullies overtake the country.  We continue to receive messages such as this one…
CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) workers in Ukraine need our prayers:
Please pray for our CEF team of 70 national workers in Ukraine. They were together the last couple of days for a conference at a retreat center close to Kiev for the handing over of the area and national leadership to new leaders. These were blessed days. However, yesterday morning they found themselves in a war. We are receiving frequent updates. Travel on the highways is very slow and difficult due to heavy traffic and limited fuel. Most of the workers are on the roads to return to their families in various parts of the country. European leadership who came for the conference left last evening (Kiev time) by train to cross the border with Poland. Please pray for safe travel and that all of this will lead to an advancement of God’s kingdom in particular among the children.
Reese Kauffman, President of CEF.
Courtesy Mathew Staver; Liberty Counsel

NEWS – Urge Congress to condemn imprisonment of Canadian Pastor

Thousands are urging Congress to condemn the imprisonment of a Canadian pastor who addressed trucker protest…
“Thousands have signed a letter to Congress protesting the imprisonment of a Canadian pastor who has spent the past two weeks in solitary confinement after giving a speech to the anti-vaccine mandate Freedom Convoy blockade along the U.S.-Canada border.
Pastor Artur Pawlowski remains jailed in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day at the Calgary Remand Centre after being denied bail twice, prompting outrage from approximately 10,000 people who have so far signed the congressional letter, according to Cindy Chafian, who is the executive director of Firebrand Action and Media, which organized the initiative.
Pawlowski was arrested for the fifth time since the pandemic on Feb. 7, four days after the pastor delivered a 20-minute speech to the truckers in Coutts, Alberta, during which he urged them to “hold the line” against government overreach without resorting to violence.
Pawlowski also recounted to them the parallels he sees between the Freedom Convoy and Poland’s Solidarity movement in the 1980s that ultimately led to the liberation of his native country, despite a crackdown from its communist government.”
—Fox News

NEWS – Putin threatens US and others who would “interfere” with Ukraine invasion

Putin is threatening “unprecedented consequences” for any attempt to interfere with Russia’s conquering of the Ukraine….and America’s government is silent.
“The president of Ukraine has declared martial law as Russia launches a military operation in the country. During a public address Thursday. Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed Russia carried out drone strikes against their military infrastructure, border guards and border units.
Zelenskyy went on to say explosions were heard in many cities. He urged residents to stay home and remain calm. His remarks came after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a special military operation in the sovereign country. Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s entire security sector is working and is “ready for anything.”
After being rattled by Russian shells, Ukraine’s interior minister reported hundreds of casualties as a result of the Russian invasion. He also said air fields and military headquarters has been targeted in both Kyiv and Kharkiv. Air raid sirens could be heard throughout the capitol, although Kyiv’s mayor called for residents not to panic. In a Facebook post, the interior minister lamented “the invasion has begun.”
The photo: It’s from a handout photo taken from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as he addresses the nation in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Zelenskyy declared martial law, saying Russia has targeted Ukraine’s military infrastructure. He urged Ukrainians to stay home and not to panic. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
–Courtesy One America News Network

NEWS – FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) Posts Videos from Ukraine

FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) sends these video updates as to what is taking place in the Ukraine.
These are rivoting…..Please pray for people in the Ukraine and pray that this invasion ends before it gets any further.
I cannot provide a direct link to these video reports, but you can find them on the website…..Everyone should see these videos!!

Meet the Author – Introducing Ed Smith

Eddie Lamar (Ed) Smith was born on September 23, 1957 in Rome, Georgia to Edward David (David) Smith and Cordelia Caldwell Smith.  Ed’s childhood home was on Eden Valley in Southeast Rome, and he attended Pepperell School System from first grade until graduation.  As a high school Junior, Ed enrolled in a three year high school electronics program at Coosa Valley Vocational High School in Rome.  Ed was able to complete a three year program with honors in two years plus one Summer School enrollment.

Upon graduation, Ed enrolled at Wesley College in Florence, Mississippi, where he began his work in the ministry.  That was in August, 1976, and while in that school, Ed met the love of his life, Marie.  They married in 1979 and immediately started full time ministry working as a part time pastor as well as at a Christian Radio Station in the area.

During those early years in the ministry, Ed’s calling to the ministry (which included preaching and teaching the Gospel plus working in Christian Radio Broadcasting) proved somewhat controversial among his peers.  Being accused of “following his ego,” Ed endured many criticisms from well-meaning pastors and other leaders who encouraged him to leave the idea of broadcasting behind him and pursue the Pastorate full time.  It was on the evening of March 18, 1983 that all those doubts and confusion was settled.  Ed was working at a local Christian radio station in Forsyth, Georgia, filling in for a high school boy who had called in sick that day that “the phone call” came in.  It was a woman who said, “Are you for real, or is this just a job?”  Ed replied, “I mean every word I’ve said on the air.  Why do you ask?”  “Because,” the woman said.  “Unless you can give me a good reason why I shouldn’t, I have a pistol and I’m going to blow my brains out.”  That evening, God used Ed to talk this woman down from suicide.  Eventually, she would leave the area and go live somewhere else.  Writing in a letter enclosed in a Christmas Card she sent that November, she said, “I am so grateful you were working at that station that night.  I had no hope, but you showed me Jesus and I was convinced the God of my childhood could indeed help me through this.  You talked me out of taking my own life and now, my son and I are both saved and involved in a local church here.  You saved my life, and likely the life of my son; but more importantly, you helped me find salvation for my soul through Christ.  Please never quit doing what you’re doing.

That night on March 18, 1983, Ed got down on his knees behind that junky console on carpet that was so filthy it belonged on the garbage pile and prayed to God, promising Him that he’d never leave this calling so long as God would keep the doors open.  There has been no more doubt that God called Ed Smith to Christian Radio, and now has expanded that calling to include many different types of media.

Since that day, Ed has worked in Christian Broadcasting as a Radio Announcer, General Manager of a radio station, News Anchor, Production Director, Fund Raising Consultant and participant on air, Development and construction of multiple radio station facilities including helping to build one national Christian Radio network.  Nowadays, Ed is Founder, President, Senior Pastor and General Manager of Joy Christian Radio, a small network of Christian Stations in the Southeast US.  Ed and his wife, Marie have three grown sons who are all married.  They have a total of 13 grandchildren and one God-Son.

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Meet the Author – Blog Introduction

Welcome to my new blog!  My prayer and number one goal is to share the Hope of the Gospel to all who visit this blogsite.  May God bless you, and may you grow in His grace!

If you’re like me, you’ve grown sick and tired of “big media” and their censorship of content they disagree with.  Facebook has put me in “jail” on multiple occasions when I tell the truth; even once when I posted a lone Scripture text they didn’t like.  It violates their “Community Standards” as they told me.  Well, their “Community” doesn’t have the same “Standard” as mine.  My Community Standards are set by the Word of God alone; not by the opinion of the “Fact Checkers” whom Facebook admitted in court were sharing “their opinion.”  Facebook is a privately owned company, and they can do as they wish on their platform.  But, as an American Citizen, I have the right to oppose their practice and to create one of my own where I can tell the truth without being censored.  Welcome to my world, where Christianity is the norm and Sinners are loved and led to Jesus.  Whether or not they actually Go To Him or not is their choice, but at least they shall know the truth.  Remember, accepting the truth into your heart will always set you free!

Be blessed, and we pray you enjoy your time here and learn much about the Messiah!