Single or married?

Regardless what race, creed or color of your skin it comes down to this:

Single or married?

If your married there is lots to do. Plus there are hundreds of discounts available. Lets look at a few shall we?

Discounts at theme parks like Cedar Point, Six Flags or at any number of Disney parks.
Discounts for cruises
Perhaps discounts for hotel rooms
Family afternoon/night at movies
Father-son events
Father-daughter dances

The above is only a few. But what about those who are single or divorced?

Divorce support group
Bowling leagues
Softball teams
Single parents events

                                                              But wait! STOP THE PRESSES!

                        There has to be more for singles right?

Several years ago several Christian had a Friday or Saturday night event. We would get together at some ones house or apartment to watch Christian movies. In time this faded into the sunset like a good Indiana Jones movie.

Lets take a look at churches: How many events and or classes does your place of worship have for singles?

per week?

per month?

per year?

Does it seem that every sermon is direct towards the “family?” Or hints are given to singles that go something like this, “for those who are single, you’ll need this in case you ever get married.”

Lets face the fact: to be single/divorced means you are part of a minority. Of course certain people would/will deny that statement. Yet we all know its true. But, is there hidden benefits to being single? The answer is yes!

Tom Cruise showed us in the movie Top Gun: Yes its nice to run around the house in your underwear.It sure saves on the laundry bill.
Food; you only have to cook for one. Better yet TV dinners have just the right portion and there are no left overs.
Having more time for ministry work or Bible studies.

Yes there are down sides to being single. But that is a situation that many singles work out for themselves as time proceeds forward.

Regardless how much your single a person must not forget that s/he always has one friend for all eternity, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another.” John 15: 12-17

In closing remember the following whether in the pulpit or not

Single people

are

as human as those who are married.

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“Good Day!”

Allow me to ask you a question, then I will proceed; Do you remember a radio announcer by the name of Paul Harvey?   I know I sure do!  Just as a refresher here are a few quotes you may remember:

Sometimes we can get so caught-up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season that we forget something ever so simple. Christmas does not have to be high-tech. In fact it is about as low tech as you can get. And yet, well this may seem sappy and even Biblical but where along the line did society, as a whole, forget about, “our brothers keeper.”

As a Christian I see people in my church helping one another just like a family does. Yet, there is two parts of society that often seems to get neglected #1 those who are single and maybe with no family and #2 those who are in prisons both locally and globally.

Are we really our brothers keeper? or is that basic of basic principals gone down the ways of floppy disks and software no longer apt to keep-up with an ever changing world?

Im no sure if Paul Harvey was a simple man, and he may very well was. I would like to think he was one part of society, just like my church, who….knew how to be a “brothers keeper.” Instead of all the fighting and protests thats going on. Maybe one should ask a friend or neighbor, “can I be your brothers keeper?”

Believe it or not the principle of our brothers keeper ought to ring loud not just at Christmas time. Instead it ought to ring 365.4 days a year all over this place we call earth.

Special links to Paul Harvey and my favorite commercial

Remember

I can not frankly recall how far back they must go but I do remember that somewhere I made mention of some new additions to the website. And just in case you missed those entries allow yours truly to remind you to visit the following

Some pages have been redesigned and are worth taking a second or third look act. Furthermore it may be a good idea to bookmark the page or pages you like as I will be editing them in the future.  Please remember that the page Free Graphics is a trial page. and its up to you to see to its future.

 

Will You? God Will

All through my ChristiaImagen walk I have seen His hand in many aspects of the lives of my friends and even personally. Many things I just can not explain how God did it but He did and He does.One case in point was a very bad auto accident was in with my freshly repainted and restored 1979 Ford Fiesta. The fireman said that if it had not been for the sunroof more than likely I would have died as my head was sticking out of a collapsed sunroof. (see photo) Thus I like the phrase in Acts chapter one verse two where it reads “many infallible proofs” for that describes how God has demonstrated that He is indeed alive and not dead as many may say. But I am not here today to tell you about how I know He is real in my life. Instead I want to tell you that many times in life He uses people to get things done.

What I am about to share with you will tale the work of His people to get this task done, But before I tell you any more allow me to share with you a pictureImage. The house you see is a three bedroom two and a half bath home in what is registered as in Holly Michigan. Yet it lays less than  two miles from Faith City Church on Thompson Road. Now here is the story about this certain place:

Back about eight months ago I seen this house for sale and dismissed it as I would had rather had a nice ranch styled home. About a week ago a sister in the faith seen his very same house and believed that this is the house for me. I told her nothing about this location until she had her say. Then the question arose, why would God show me the house eight months ago and now again through someone else in the faith unless His hand was included in it.

Pardon me now but here is where the faith of those in the Christ Jesus needs to come into play: The cost of the house is a mere $200000 not including closing costs, taxes and so forth. Thus we are believing the Lord will come through with at least $300000 plus costs to buy needed furniture and cleanup costs of the barns and so forth. Fact of the matter is as follows. I do not have that kind of money laying about in any bank or even in my wallet, neither does any of my friends in the faith. However God does have such funds and even more to cap it off.  This would be the ideal location  for Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc to help Christian men in need of temporary housing.

With all the above said I wonder if you have the faith to see this as not only my first house but a place where the work of the Lord could proceed as God sees fit. Mind you this is less than two miles from the church and out in the country.. This would make it very hard for any person to reach out to ones past. Instead it would allow a person a fresh start, a second chance if you will. After all how many second chances has God given to you and members on your family? Thus the question is as follows: will you be a part of a ministry that desires to help people? Will you reach out and touch the hands of someone you don’t even know? Will you perhaps even go as far as becoming a sponsor?

I am not asking you for a million dollars, not even ten thousand dollars to help buy this house lock stock and barrel. Making it a debt free piece of property. However I am asking you to give as the Holy Spirit leads you in order to make this all reality.

If you feel the leading for the Lord to help the Paypay donate button is for your use below. Remember this: the very same God who has not only given me and you a second chance in life wants to do so in the lives of others. So, beloved will you help “the least of these” or will you turn your back in defiance?

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If you prefer to send a donation by regular mail please send a certified check over one hundred dollars to the following

Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc

David Liebler, Founder & CEO

4935 Wood Street

Waterford MI 48329

Remember that the ministry can not proceed and nor will a roof be over my own  head unless a house is bought. Thus this is a critical step in both the future of the ministry and for me as a person.

Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc is not a nonprofit ministry. Therefore any funds  can not be declared on your taxes

 

 

 

Recommened Reading

In our walk with God we are given something special and that is the decision wether to learn more about God or not. For many the choice is simple, they not only want to learn more but they almost crave it. In so doing they pick up the works with the likes of Spurgeon, Sparks and so forth. Why?To gain some knowledge from those who are perhaps a little wiser .

Today’s entry is rather simple: I plan on referring you to material whose authors are much wiser than myself. I hope that you will embark on a journey to grow and mature in your own walk with God.

  1.   The Pursuit of God (The Definitive Classic)
  2.   The Reality of the Cross of Christ (Christian Library)
  3.   The Measure of a Man: Twenty Attributes of A Godly Man
  4.   Why Revival Tarries
  5. The Normal Christian Life

It is not often I recommend books to you so I would hope that you would take the above list and put it aside for a rainy day, perse.. The following book I personally own and suggest you add it to your own library for a time of study in the book of Psalms:

 The Treasury of David (3 Volumes Set)

May God open the eyes of your heart to see the very God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the works of whom has more wisdom than myself.

FOOTNOTE.

Please do not forget about my urgent needs that was mentioned in a previous entry. Please  go to Updates  for more information

 

 

Felons: The New Minority

Lets just say for a moment you did a crime against society and you were sentenced to do time in prison You do your time and are released. Thus you are a free man or women or are you?                                                                                                            007

It seems that somewhere in time society has been allowed to discriminate  people with felony convictions. Thus society has created a new minority and it comes I believe strait from those in Washington DC and filtered down to the common folk known as J.Q. Public.

Don’t believe me? With the invention/discovery of the World Wide Web came also the discovery of background checks. It started out for the public to see who was living next door and around the corner. Now it has filtered into not only the work place but also housing units including what is known as Low Income or Section 8 Housing. To  top it off any person with a felony can not gain access to Section 8 Housing for the remainder of his or her life.  Thus any person, and I mean it could be your very own son or daughter, could never obtain a roof of their head unless s/he obtains help from a friend.

Is this fair to any person who has a felony record? Some may think so but it is not and it needs to stop before someone gets hurt or dies.

Are people with felonies being discriminated? The answer is yes. And now society has another case of Martin Luther King.  Rosa Parks and so forth. And thus, things need to change very quickly before it becomes to late for someone, somewhere.  What could happen you ask? Lets say a person with a felony conviction were disabled in one form or another. He or she very well may be taking medications and is seen by he doctor on regular basis. His one problem may not be getting to the doctors or to the pharmacy but where s/he could live in peace and without fear of reprisal. Thus. s/he needs to get into a low income housing unit but how to do so in this society?

There may be an answer and it comes from the very goal and vision of Thunderdome Ministry itself; A Christian campus that would serve as a halfway home for former inmates. I am not talking about dorms but actual houses very similar to the very one you may be living in at this point in time. Start up costs would run into the double digits and better. Perhaps  a more exacting projection would be around fifty million dollars. This would bring in the buying of 100 acres and building 4 bedroom ranch styled houses and a chapel with a learning center and classrooms.

  • Are felons discriminated against? Yes and sometimes even by ministries sad to say.
  • Can it be stopped? Yes
  • Will he government help? Doubtful
  • Is there an answer? Yes
  • What is he answer? Jesus

In Gods Word we see Him  posed at a door knocking. What people need to do is to open the door and allow Him inside. This means both the rich and poor, sick and healthy. bond or free.  We  know he answer and it is Jesus, but will you open you door to help another?

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave the drink?  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25: 34-40

My question to you is as follows:  will you help those Jesus called he least of these? Or will you sit on the sidelines and watch?

IF you desire to assist text me a 1-248-295-1365 and ask for my mailing address where you can send in your support.

Remember, they need the help of the very elect of Christ to keep from returning to prison.

Are felons discriminated? Yes,God forbid

. Is there hope ? Yes

Yours in Jesus

David Liebler aka Littlethunder

President/Founder/Evangelist  Thunderdome Ministries Network Inc

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