Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Today’s Reading: Romans 7

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The Arch of Titus is a first-century honorific arch located on the Via Sacra in Rome, just to the southeast of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian, shortly after the death of his older brother Titus, to commemorate Titus’ victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century. Perhaps most famously, it is the inspiration for the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, completed in 1836.

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


Key Verse: Romans 7:24-25a

O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God–through Jesus Christ our Lord!


Jesus said in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Yesterday’s blog dealt with the word “reckon,” which means “consider it a fact” that we who believe are crucified, dead and buried with Christ. Therefore, the old sin life has no power over us. There’s a horror story here regarding that “body of death” referred to in our key verse. The Romans would, from time to time, chain a dead rotting body to a living prisoner. Imagine carrying that around. The sin life is one of unbearable stench and disease. Who is our Deliverer from sin…from this “body of death”? The answer is found in verse 25. He is “Jesus Christ our Lord!” He lived a pure and holy life, and He lives within the believer. Therefore, we have all we need to be free from sin as long as we surrender our all 24/7!!! Amen!


Dear Lord, help me to remember Galatians 2:20 each morning…”I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave Himself for me.” Please Lord, give me the grace and the consistency to keep quoting (mostly under my breath) and believing 100% this powerful motivator for holy living, confessing it as fact! Amen!


My son, David Reynold, is a professional photographer. His award-winning photography blesses us each day here on When he was a young boy and had done something worthy of punishment, I would send him to his room to await my arrival. I’d find him on his knees, begging God to make him a good boy, and to help him to not do the wrong thing ever again. One time, I noticed that he looked at me with one eye, the other covered with his hand, in order to see how I was reacting to his prayer. When I smiled, he knew he had disarmed me. I would emphasize the error of his ways and forgive him as he and I both knew God had already done. In recent years he has led amazing world missions projects, raising millions of dollars for missions, and overseeing those projects on the ground. He and his wife Kathy are currently leading a unique God-birthed initiative in Uganda. Thanks David Reynold Mainse for helping your Dad make this blog unique among blogs by your excellent photography. I love you.

Yours for a life lived in abandon to God,


P.S. For some reason I feel compelled to put the pictures below on the blog. Three days after the birth of our great-granddaughter, Jadice Elizabeth Patterson (she’s 4 now), my other son, Ron (the grandpa), took a picture of her in the same pose as her 3-D ultrasound (taken at 30 weeks gestation). I can’t understand how pro-choice people, many of them people of good will, could approve of the one baby being ripped apart in the womb, yet so caring and nourishing toward the newborn. Canada has absolutely no laws protecting the life on the left (see photo below). This is truly sad and just plain evil! The sin in our human hearts must break the heart of God.

Jadice Patterson at age 4!

18 thoughts on “Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  1. Thank You, Jesus, for delivering us. We turn the other cheek to those who fault us and pray for them. Beautiful photos–it would be nice to have updated photos. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord. Stay safe in the snow.

    So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:6 NIV

    It Is Well With My Soul

  2. The year this was written,some lady friends in PEI were involved in the protest against American (“foreign”) pro abortion activists scheduled to speak in Charlottetown.It came to me quickly and I forwarded it to them but,sadly,PEI fell to Satan’s Sisters.God help us because the unborn have to run the gauntlet of these cruel ‘doctors’.(Don’t they take an oath to save lives?)I respect and admire Mr Trump for what he has done in the US so far against abortion.He is God’s servant so think of his actions as ‘obeying God’s will’.God help us.

    (I just added the last stanza.)
    WHY Mommy?

    Why did you kill me mommy?
    Why do you seek to be defiled?
    Why was I killed inside your tummy?
    Why could I not be your child?

    Why do you call sex ‘making love’?
    Why is that lie portrayed to be true?
    Why do you hate gifts from above?
    Why do you freely do what you do?

    Why is sex like shaking hands?
    Why can’t you control your lust?
    Why do devils from foreign lands
    Give us laws while stealing our trust?

    Why is God not in your heart?
    Why do you willingly slaughter?
    And why is my body torn apart?
    I could be their son or daughter.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 31 July, 2014
    Abortinists from the US came to help
    PEI abortinists change the law and
    legalize the murder of unborn children
    instead of teaching women not to use
    their bodies as amusements parks.
    No copyright intended​

  3. Good Afternoon Fellow Bloggers. Just an update on Kelly, she went for her check up yesterday at the Princess Margaret day hospital and was discharged and the Hickman Line removed. Everything is going as expexcted. Her next appointment is with her oncologist in March. Thanks for all yours prayers. To God give the Glory.
    I praying that Edward is doing ok and Irene is hanging in there. I know how difficult it is to see your love one going through this and there is nothing you can do but just be there for them. Jesus is always there with you.
    Have a blessed day you all.

    • Lord You know Kelly and everything about her life! We pray in Jesus Name that You Lord would heal every organ in her body completely, be with her as she rejoices in life and lives a very full and prosperous life…….amen amen amen

    • Thelma , so glad to hear that Kelly is coming along according to plan. Please keep us up to date.
      Edward has to have 13 more Radiations and is doing well. I Thank you, Eleanor M.

  4. Such a sweet princess and moving poem William. Appreciate efforts made in US against abortion. Surely it must break God’s heart to see what is happening to the unborn and the hardness of people’s hearts. Like this song Beverlee and verse.

    • Glad you like the song and verse, sister Ger. Hope you are staying safe in your snowstorm out east. We are starting to get snow, now, as a storm warning has been called.

  5. pp please pray for me and my neighbour! He starts work early in the morning,construction,remodelling a mobile home,he has no respect for me or anyone else,
    I have asked our Rep to talk with the owners to see if we can bring in a rule of some sort to not start any work until noon……
    it is a real stretch as the owners will evict people rather than deal with the issues…I pray the Rep will tread softly…..
    I have a sleep disorder and I wake up at noon or a little bit after, this disorder is 4 years already, I am not the only one who has this issue, 20 others in church and 6 others in the park have the same issue…
    I know that seniors really have no rights of any sort; it’s sad but the bottom line is all about money……Lord be with us and keep us safe…TY Lord amen
    I give it to the Lord and ask Him to bring about some resolution of some sort, In Jesus Name I pray amen

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