God Is MORE !

God is More!

1 Timothy 1:14 and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.
Mmmm, God is MORE! Do you understand what this means? Does it fill you with HOPE?
Today, Leann and did our monthy trip to the food shelf to help keep ahead of the grandkids, whew, can they eat or what! God must have looked down with a wink and chuckle, for He not only met our needs but He knew and met our preferences, even through a food shelf. Can I get an AMEN here?
So appreciate Jesus loving care, for my precious wife and I prayed for a good Sunday chicken dinner – and it is there – with a side salad and fruit
We prayed for baked potatoes – and it is there – with added sour cream
We prayed for more gluten free cereal for Leann with her special diet needs – and it is there times 4X boxes
See what I mean as sort of a show and tell of His Abundant Grace. As fervent Christian prayers go before our travel, God already knows and supplies, not just the need, but the desires of our hearts.
So humbled and blessed – and I get a quiet, free morning to write for Him – no end to His MORE!!!
Author Terry Palmer

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The Far Left Politics Finally Figured Out…

Figure out the new progressive math…

This ol’ goat has seen a few things sail under the bridge over the years so when the far left in this country keep blowing up the numbers and articles in which they make so many, um, claims, there must be a catch, right? And now the new slogan, ‘For the People’, right? Which ones, what did I miss?
Hmmm, they don’t have a chance of swinging a true GOP voter, or the majority of the independents, who have less taxes, more money, better job, and a brighter future, and etc. Now one might add a stampede of #justwalkaway dems who can see the light and it’s much brighter on the GOP side, sooo…
So, as a fiction writer and a bit of a rascal myself, I added up their math and found the answer. It isn’t fake news… It’s bad math and a bad new slogan. I’ll use bad math here on purpose, ( if you’re a math geek, please forgive me because this is very bad math), in order to make a point. Please set aside most things you know are true about math to follow this line of ‘zero’, or ‘0’ reasoning. You see, when the far left holds a rally and 1,000 people might show up, if they’re paid too, then they need to use a ‘phantom multiplier’ to ‘create’ the story. It isn’t hard, in fact you add ‘zero’, or ‘0’ to make it work, so instead of 1,000, they add zero into the ones column and watch what happens when they add ‘zero’ to their totals – 1,000 becomes 10,000. On their next report, they add ‘zero’ to their numbers and sure ‘nough, you get – 100,000 people attended a recent rally and we added ‘zero’ to that count.
So I’m wondering, you know, how PM, or phantom multiplier might help me in real life. Perhaps I’ll open an account at a prestigious bank in San Francisco and see if their own math works there. If using a phantom multiplier works for their politics, it might work in their banks right. You see, with an opening of $1,000, the next day I should have $10,000 or if I wait in glee for the next day, $100,000. whew, think what a progressive article that would make.
But… does it also work in reverse? As in their new slogan, ‘For the People’? Perhaps they might have 4,000,000 people who still believe, you know, like a fairy tale thing. Hold that number for a week or so, in a reverse phantom multiplier concept and you’ll be down to about 400 true believers. Add two more days of ‘zero’ or ‘0’ changes and you’ll end up with 4 people and that is how they found their new slogan ‘4 the people’.
This is the ‘new reality’, the new ‘phantom multiplier’, the new slogan explained for you. Do you ‘get it’ now? Simply apply our PM formula to any of their news releases and watch the magic happen, whew…
‘Fiction’ author Terry Palmer (chuckle)

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An Issue of Contrasts

An Issue of Contrasts

Yesterday will stand in my memory as a very close time with the Spirit of God. At a wonderful picnic with many other seniors, God blessed us with a worship of testimonies, as one after the other, each shared when they found Jesus for Salvation, where Jesus found them, and so on. A true gift from God and so many were touched by His Spirit.

What do you think? Do you think darkness liked that for a minute? Whew. Towards the end of this rich sharing, a puppet team pulled up across the way in the park for a small group of children to hear a story. That’s nice, right? But darkness had other plans. Even for a small group of children, they used a very loud microphone, which blared out her story, way too loud. Too loud for the kids but loud enough to disturb and try to silence our Christian witness for Jesus.

You see, that’s the way of darkness, to disrupt a service, silence a witness, to not let Jesus shine in our spirits. The same is true in our country, as the scream of darkness tries to drown you and I in our walk and talk with and for Jesus. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Did the loud blare of darkness stop our sharing moments? Not a bit. Those tough seniors rose to the moment, stood in defiance of all evil, and told the next testimony, and another, in spite of darkness.  You see…  That’s the Way of Jesus, to stand for Him no matter what.  To not let chaos overcome order in Jesus name, but to overcome evil with good.  That is the mark of fervent Christians.  Praise the Lord as the truth of Jesus rang out again and again. May Jesus never be denied!

Author Terry Palmer

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Is Your Name Written There?

Is Your Name Written There?

Is your name written there?
While searching through some boxes of memories, my wife, Leann, found a golden treasure. It wasn’t anything big by man’ standard, but for eternity, wow, it’s there!

A little slip of paper, misplaced for all these years, surfaced with a wide smile and plenty of tears. Do you know what this anniversary marked? Right there it was, on a small note from 1963, July 17th. This is her date she went forward for Baptism, an outward reflection of the change in her life, her belief in Jesus since she was five.
Oh how the angels remember her name. From a date and time three years previous when Leann turned her heart to Christ for eternity. All written out on a response card for church.
My Salvation time and baptism shortly after was the summer of 1961. Hmmm, what is yours? Do you know and are willing to share your Salvation date?
You see, it’s very important to you or I, the date our Salvation is sealed for eternity? What a scroll that will be!
And… what a testimony to our Lord, how He worked in so many lives – just like you.
Think for a moment of how a list of our dates, a reflection of God’ Book in heaven would appear as a testimony of faith, a testimony of God’ faithfulness to you and I?
Someday His Book will be opened. If you don’t know the date, or even what it means to be saved for eternity, make sure to ask me, or many of those in the list… You see… We would love to share Jesus ‘Good News’ with you.
Will you find your name there?
If you’re willing, before the Lord, as a testimony to Him, will you write down your big day for eternity?
Author Terry Palmer

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The Word Of Life

The Word of Life

The Word of Life flows so clean
To cleanse me of every bad dream
I’ve wondered the depth of that stream
Since my early years as a teen

Darkness tried hard to stop His flow
So that my life for Jesus would never show
The riches of His Word for me to know
To life in Christ with a healthy glow

God prevailed over these dark days
Showed me His Word in so many ways
Now I know from scripture that no evil way pays
So I slow down and listen, to appreciate His Rays

For now I know Jesus, the Truth and Life
Fewer evil strongholds, less evil strife
To count my blessings, my children and precious wife
To read my Bible, pray, and discern like a knife

But oh, would this song be glad still
If I knew you also climbed my hill
If you knew Jesus to be such a thrill
But hurry, you only have until…

Author Terry Palmer

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‘Buried’ says so much!

Released! You are no longer a slave to sin series!
1) ‘Buried’ says so much!

How does this work? ‘I’m buried under my sin! No hope! So lonely! What is the way?’ What is the purpose of life?’
And so it goes on and on, buried… You see, the devil and his realm of darkness want to keep you buried. To kill, maim, and destroy you forever. To kill your life, relationships and health, to maim your body and mind, to eventually destroy you for eternity.
‘So what is the hope?’
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Did you know God plainly declared this truth in His Word? So now you know the source of the conflict. You might see it as a struggle within yourself and that’s it. But the real struggle is far greater. The real struggle is between life and death, between good and evil, darkness and light. Understand a key: To remain in sin and do nothing about it means you are honoring darkness, the devil, and not honoring God in your life. So… if your life is full of the list in Galatians Five, now you know why and have no excuse.
Galatians 5:16-21 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Sometimes darkness tries to overpower us through a stronghold of sin within us. Some form of sin which is more precious to us than our worship and relationship to Jesus. As a result we stay in that place, nurturing our sin rather than a relationship with Jesus, the power which can release us. Here is a shock. Sin leads to death, either a death for eternity if we don’t know Jesus, or a sickness of our relationship with Jesus and the resulting sickness of our testimony for Him. No wonder you don’t care about Jesus and could just go on in sin… To being a slave to darkness… And misery… and anxiety, whew, this is getting tough…. And chaos….
Here is a message for you, right from Jesus. 1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Jesus is the difference and the way out! 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This ol’ author tries to find that one spot… That one spot way back in my life where that stronghold found place in me, and take that spot to Jesus, in repentance, in humble assurance that Jesus will forgive and overcome that spot in me, to tear down those broken walls in Jesus name and for His Glory, amen… So sweet then, to lay in comfort in the arms of Jesus. See, because now you honor Jesus, the Lord of your life, my Redeemer is so faithful and true…
No more slave to sin, to wonderful peace way down inside our spirit, where it really counts…
So know you know. Confess your sin – knock down that stronghold of slavery by giving it to him in repentance. Turn from that way of darkness and walk in a new light with Him. It’s that simple. Oh, and you can declare with Jesus as you walk hand in hand spiritually. ‘I am no longer a slave to_____ ! ( name that sin) I’m set free in Jesus! Buried no longer! Free indeed!’

Author Terry Palmer

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To Whom Do You Turn?

The pain is real.
The fear is real.
The challenge is real.
The chaos is real.
The lack of clarity is real.
When life is THIS REAL, to whom do you turn?
Within our own strength we will fail.
To lean on man, they will fail.
To give up and hurl into darkness is doomed to fail.
Where is the light?
1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Matthew 5: 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Here is a true story and example for you.
Crushing pain through my neck, shoulders, down my left arm and hand, pulsing as if the stabs attacked me with an agenda to destroy.
Because it did…
To kill, maim, and destroy.
You see… This ol’ goat was going the wrong way in life, followed after the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life. My life was centered on my own selfish interests, which took God off the throne in my life… Not a good choice.
Thank God for my crushing accident.
He certainly got my attention.
Flash forward two months, three surgeries, and a frozen shoulder, arm, and hand that wilted 1/3 less than normal and barely enough grip – to hold a paint brush…
The clock ticked against me… either get that hand to move within six months or the freeze might be permanent… whew!

I’ll never forget the morning…
Tried to paint the porch, a few inches at a time out of desperation. Come on! Move!
Up, down, back and forth, only inches at a time…
Up, down, back and forth, only inches at a time… ‘Come on Lord. This can’t go on…’
Up, down, back and forth… Lord, I’m at the end of myself.
Up, down, back and forth, only inches at a time…
Long pause, tears of repentance, dripping brush…
‘Okay Lord, I’ll have faith. I believe You can heal me!’
Up, down, back and forth and… Booiing!
Something in my left arm, my arm, and shoulder, like a too tight spring – just let go!
Praise the Lord is right, huh?
A step of faith in healing.
Praise the Lord for my accident.
Writing for Jesus ever since.
I share this testimony to give you hope, understanding, and a guide back to Jesus.
I don’t know where you are, or your level of pain. But I know our Healer. His name is Jesus!
I know what a step of faith is.
Take all things to Jesus. Repent of your sins. Come to Him for Healing of your inner person first, then trust and obey, and see what our Healer will do!
Author Terry Palmer

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