Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Suggested Reading: Luke 12

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Wild flowers grow on the wall of David's Citadel. This structure is part of the Old City walls of Jerusalem and is surrounded by what used to be a moat and angled walls. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City's defenses, the citadel that stands today was constructed during the 2nd century BC and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by, in succession, the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2,700 years, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verses: Luke 12:8 & 12:27

Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God….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.

Consider the lilies and confess Jesus. We should take the time to smell the roses. When we do, our delight in living will be obvious and infectious. With that joy manifested to others, our communication of Jesus will also be infectious. The saying is, “Better caught than taught”…the teaching will come later (hopefully you encouraged others to check out this blog ). What a chapter this is! I’ve just read it twice. In my Bible there are only three verses completely in black. There are 56 verses in red print, the words of Jesus. Just imagine, Jesus confessing our names, and then an angel writing them in the book of life (Luke 10:20).


Lord, You are so very good. Forgive me for those times when I have selfishly kept You to myself, not sharing You with others. Please fill me so full of Your goodness that when I open my heart and wear it on the outside, I cannot hold back Your love for others. Your goodness and Your Word will flow out of me. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!


It was March, 1978, when Reynold and Ron and I back-packed around Israel. At other times of year, most of the hills resemble a desert because of the lack of rain. However, we experienced little flowers everywhere. Just a little water and the flowers jump from the ground. We sat in the midst of the flowers on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho. What a glorious fragrance! We did as Jesus told us to, “Consider the lilies.”

Yours for sharing joyously the best news ever,


P.S. Norma-Jean has her devotions late at night. That’s when she is most wide awake. I’m a morning person, and she is still sleeping as I type this. When she wakes I’ll say, “Happy Anniversary Darling!” Today is our 54th. Here is a 54-year-old picture…


31 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  1. Happy Anniversary David & Norma-Jean! My how you both looked full of hope and promise as you entered into a new future together. Even now, you both look to the Lord standing on His promises and laying your faith upon Him to provide for your needs day by day. What a blessed hope we have in Jesus! You’ve both spent many years ‘confessing Jesus before others’ and may the Lord continue to richly bless you for your faithfulness to His ministry. I hope both of you have a very special day today, surrounded with much love, friends and family!

  2. Happy 54th anniversary!! Your love for Norma-Jean is in full colour, as is your love for Christ. Have a wonderful day, and many more anniversaries to share!

  3. Dear Norma-Jean and David, Happy Anniversary to you, may the Lord bless you now and in the years to come.
    Thanking both of you for the blessing you are to so many of us, so appreciate you.

  4. Happy Anniversary David & Norma-Jean!!!! I trust you have a wonderful day together. What a blessing this blog has been for me personally. Thank you for your time and dedication each and every day. God bless you both!!!

  5. Happy 54th anniversary David and Norma Jean in your picture both of you
    look handsome and beautiful. You still are today I hope you have a special
    day with your family and friends and many more anniversaries to come.
    God Bless you both
    Lianne Hogg

  6. Yes, Indeed, 54 years!! Be the good Lord willin’ ( as Tommy Hunter would say ), we’ll be wishin you both a Happy 55th next year at this time! Lots of health and many blessings I hope for you both! Thanks for the blog and have an enjoyable day. Amen!

  7. I echo Lianne, handsome David and beautiful Norma Jean! Enjoy a lovely day together resting in God’s protection and inspired love…
    Affectionately, Linda

  8. Happy 54th Anniversary to you David and Norma Jean! What a blessing your lives have been to countless others and to your family as well. Even this latest generation is blessed by your service to God. Thank you for being examples to us of God’s faithful servants. May you be blessed today with much love and appreciation. Have a wonderful day with the love of family and friends surrounding you .. and thank you. In His name, Sandra Laarz

  9. Happy Anniversary to you both!!!
    I am delighted to read Norma Jean does her devotionals later in the day. After reading Sept16 blog – personal words I wondered if I should be more disciplined about early mornings. But as I see it God made me more of an afternoon/evening person and I can still get a lot of good done for the glory of God in those hours. 🙂
    PS i did receive Sept 16 blog via email which was the first one since mid July. Although I am subscribed I don’t receive your blog via email. But I can go right to the website…

  10. Continued blessings to you David and Norma-Jean on your 54th anniversary. The love and devotion you have for each other, for Our Heavenly Father, Son and Holy Spirit, your family, your ministry, your calling – is an inspiration and challenge to those touched by you. It’s an infectious love that can’t help but spread! Happy anniversary and many more……!!! Evelina

  11. Happy 54th Anniversary to you both. How wonderful to be such an example of God’s faithfullness. We just celebrated 38 years and like you both are going for many more. Bless you both on this special day!

  12. God Bless you David, and Norma Jean as well. You are a great example of a couple united in service to Christ Jesus. I am truly blessed by your daily blog, and it helps me to keep grounded in the Lord. May God keep you well in your work towards His kingdom.

    Happy Anniversary!

  13. Congratulations on 54 years of marriage! You are a couple brought together by God and He has been able to use both of you so effectively. You have touched the lives of many with your TV ministry and continue to be a blessing with your blog. Wishing you a joy-filled day with many wonderful memories as you celebrate your anniversary.

    • Dear David and Norma Jean
      Happy Anniversary! Have a glorious day in the company of your children and friends. Thank you so much for your fabulous blog. Looking forward to it daily. God richly bless you both today and always. Love in Christ.
      xxx Carole

  14. David, I pray that God will give you and Norma-Jean a very special blessing today on your 54 Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for your faithfulness to us. I gave my life to Jesus in March 1979 through watching 100 Huntley Street. I would not be where I am without this program. Thank you also for your commitment to this blog. It’s great.

  15. Happy Anniversary David and Norma-Jean. I pray you will celebrate many more together. Thank you for your inspirational words, and dedication to this blog. Iam enjoying following it every day. May God continue to Bless you and your family.
    Kim 🙂

  16. Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary, David and Norma Jean We wish you our Lord’s very best for the future. His Promises are true, as Prov.3:1,2 states:if we seek His Will, length of days, long life and Peace shall He give to you.
    It is so exciting that He gives you this precious blog every day to stay in touch with us as you bring us closer to the Lord in HIs Word. May He bless you in this task every day. With our love. Jane and Bill Lensink.

  17. im here under the wire of the day…. I know it was wonderful for the two of you love birds after all these years….
    the two pictures are great…..the First one….only God eh …the second one ( Your too have not changed very much.) sending hugs and love and prayers for many many more wonderful years together …giving God the Glory

  18. Happy Anniversary, David and Norma-Jean!! Congratulations on 54 years together!! May the Lord Jesus continue to Bless you both and your family!!!
    Your Blog David,is a continual daily Blessing!
    Thank you! thank you! thank you!

  19. Happy Anniversary David and Norma-Jean! How happy you both looked on your Wedding Day so long ago now, and yet today you both still look so young and full of life and promise. May God grant you many more years of happiness together.
    Thank you David, for your wonderful daily Blog, I do enjoy it so much. I love the wonderful pictures as well, as they bring the whole beautiful country alive for me.
    Thank you so much. May God bless both of you always.
    With love in Christ – Janet.

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