Monday, August 14, 2017


Today’s Reading: Job 5-6

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


in present day Nazareth, first century life is acted out at Nazareth Village.

In present-day Nazareth, first century family life is re-created at a place called Nazareth Village.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verse: Job 5:17

Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; Therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.


The above statement was made by Eliphaz to Job. Eliphaz had a good grasp on truth, but let us remember that the words of Job and his friends are their opinions. They are accurately recorded in the inspired Scriptures as being what Job’s friends said. Our key verse can be considered to be “Truth” because when we compare Scripture with Scripture, it stands the test. For example, we may want to read Hebrews 12:5-11.

In everyday life we know those (maybe ourselves) who are suffering because of the sins and failures of others, or because of circumstances beyond control. Job did not know why he was going through such testing, but in it all he retained his faith in God. Someone has said, “A believer is like tea; real strength only comes out when we are put into hot water.” The Apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2:19-25 about the example of Jesus in enduring suffering. God’s plan is to make us like His Son and our Saviour, Jesus. Suffering temporarily is included in that plan. It is not meant to defeat or destroy us but to strengthen and refine us as gold, purified in the fire.


God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for strength to endure any suffering that may come to me. I worship You, Lord God! In the Name of Jesus, the One who “learned obedience by the things which He suffered,” Amen!!! (Hebrews 5:7 & 8).


Today is Norma-Jean’s birthday. Happy Birthday my darling wife! Thank you for sticking with me throughout 59 years as of this September 19th. God has allowed testing in your life and you have come through as fine gold. I think that I’ve been a big test for you! Thank you for passing the test and continuing to love.

If you keep reading to the end of the book of Job, you’ll find a happy ending with a family larger than the original one!

Yours to celebrate,


P.S. Our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gave Norma-Jean and me a birthday party this past weekend (my birthday was yesterday). Below is a photo from the celebration!

48 thoughts on “Monday, August 14, 2017

  1. Happy birthday Norma-Jean!
    There’s no better birthday present than family and friends holding a celebration. Glad you enjoyed it

  2. Happy Birthday Norma-Jean. What a dynamic couple. There is nothing like family. You are blessed to have a devoted family. Reg and I will be celebrating 59 yrs. of
    wedding bliss this Oct. 19th.

  3. Happy Birthday, NORMA-JEAN! I LOVE this photo and the fact that God designed your birthdays one day apart, so you could always be celebrating them together, side by side! Thanks for sharing this with us! Amen to your prayer, David. We love YOU, Lord! God’s continued blessings, fellow saints in the Lord.

    “Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” John 7:38 NLT

    King of My Heart – Steffany Gretzinger, Jeremy Riddle, & Christine Rhee
    (with lyrics)

  4. Happy belated Birthday to you both may God grant you strength that only comes from Him and blessings of good health in Jesus name Amen Praise God we are chastened of the Lord to be lovedone by Our Father Some through the fire but all through the blood of Jesus our Lord and Savior soon coming King of Kings All Glory to You Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth Amen

  5. Happy Birthday to you both. All of us that are in the family of God are so blessed to have you as our Father and Mother of faith over our country of Canada.
    I learned recently that God,s correction is for our protection, His protection is for our direction , and His direction is for our perfection.
    my birthday was Aug. 12 and my sisters is Aug. 14. So,I am celebrating along side Both of you.

  6. Happy Birthday to an amazing couple!! You both are such a blessing to your family and to our nation. Thank you for your faithfulness to God’s calling on your lives and for 100 words. I pray that He will continue to sustain you in your walk.

    • Amen to your message Alec, and happy birthday to both David and Norma Jean. May our Lord bless you with a wonderful year together and many more to come. Thank you for all you do.

  7. A late Happy Birthday to you David and Happy Birthday Norma Jean remember coming to the celebration of your 80th. An amazing celebration. And wonderful
    facility. Thank you for the ministry.

  8. Amen to your message Alec, and happy birthday to both David and Norma Jean. May our Lord bless you with a wonderful year together and many more to come. Thank you for all you do.

  9. Happy Birthday David and Norma-Jean! Our family is so very thankful for you both. With much love and many blessings at this special time in your lives.

  10. Happy Birthday Norma Jean, have a wonderful day, you are beautiful inside and out and a wonderful example as a loving wife and mother. May God continue to bless you richly. Eleanor M.

  11. Many happy returns to Rev,Mainse and Norma -Jean, who still looks
    fabulous. Thankyou both for the many years of devotion , love and
    “CENT=ANNI”- from Laura Lupo Vella and PAULINE LUPOI

  12. Birthday blessings to you both dear Pastor Davd and Norma-Jean! Your faithfulness continues to bless this country! We love and appreciate you and your family.

    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make His face 
                      shine upon you,
               And be gracious to you ;
    The Lord lift up His 
               countenance upon you,
         And give you peace.    
    Numbers 6:24-26

  13. Happy Birthday Norma Jean. Love the photo and it is interesting that God arranged your birthdays one day apart. The hand of God. You both have been a blessing to me. Remember your kind remarks you made to me on the tour Norma Jean! God bless you and I know you both had a great celebration with your family. “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised.”

  14. Haapy Birthday and God’s blessings on both of you and all your family. And thanks to you both, and to God, for many years of fruitful ministry. You are a blessing!

  15. May God shine rich blessings of good health and happiness to both you Pastor David and Norma-Jean on your birthdays. Lovely picture. Family is everything and ours blessed us immensely.

    Blessings fellow saints. Update on my health concerns tomorrow.

  16. Happy Birthday David and Norma-Jean! We hope you have a wonderful day.
    Thank you for everything that you do.
    Blessings to you both. Nice photo.

  17. Ditto to all the wonderful sentiments in the comments above. My parents before me and now I and many of my friends continue to be incredibly blessed by the consistent and systematic presentation of my favourite book, and only life-changing book on planet earth – The Bible!! PTL!!

  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NORMA-JEAN, may the “Joy of the Lord be your strength” as you celebrate and enjoy your day with your loved ones!!

  19. Happy Birthday to both of you! What a lovely photograph at your joint party. You are very loved by your immediate family and of course all of us, your brothers and sisters “In Christ” May this coming year be amazing and miraculous!

  20. Hi Norma Jean, and David, wishing you both a wonderful birthday.
    the are blessings from the Lord! May He continue to be your all in all!
    Num 6:24-27

  21. Happy birthday Norma Jean I pray for for God’s blessing upon your life and upon your husband David’s life and what shining lights used to are and wonderful example of God’s peace and and witness through your lives so I just speak blessing over you and David and have a very very happy special birthday amen

  22. Dear Norma Jean and David,
    May you continue to experience God’s blessings on your birthdays and throughout the year. You have blessed me so many times, Thank you.
    Lovely picture of you both! With love and prayers, Anne Bargen

  23. WOW! what a celebration: 2 birthdays, best way to celebrate, both David and Norma-Jean look great, we thank God and appreciate this blog, and the whole ministry of 100 Huntley Street!

    I am asking all who prayer to pray for 24 hours and ask the Lord to bring rain to the forest fires and to bring all people to their knees and confess all our sins and ask to be forgiven; then to forgive others, help others, feed others, pray for all children around the world; pray for wisdom and guidance for all our world leaders, pray for peace and joy to return to our communities, we pray all these prayers in Jesus Name amen amen amen

  24. Amen to all of the above messages of love And congratulations to you both.
    And may God bless you all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. Such a wonderful blessing!!
    Happy Happy Birthday to you Ms. Norma-Jean!!
    Wishing you God’s abundant blessings, joy unspeakable and an even longer healthy & prosperous life.
    Thank you for the role you play in the ministering/ delivery of God’s word to the myriad of blog readers around the world.
    You are indeed blessed of God!!

  26. Happy Birthday Norma-Jean and Happy Birthday Davìd! May God continue to bless you and your families.
    Love and God’s
    Best Blessings from Dave and Judy

  27. A Blessed Birthday to both of you
    Thank you for your dedication and faithfulness in your Christian walk as an example to follow. Love you both, Bonnie and Ted

  28. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both Norma-Jean and David. GOD bless both today and for years to come. thank you for all you do in obedience to our LORD & SAVIOR It is surely a blessing to many

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