Thursday, January 10, 2008

I moved.

Ok I moved just like Tom did. I did find that the other site has more to offer. It's also a little easier. So this it my new blog:http: The Real Life of a Pastor Well I guess I'll see you all over their. Chow

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Just wanted to let you all know all what's going on. Well I'm working at Metro Bus now. Driving the big city buses. It's been a fun challenge. Lot's of hours. Besides that Kari and the kids are doing great. Both kids are growing rapidly. Jacob is in pre-school and Gracie is learning how to stand and in the near future walking. The goats are doing great. They are pretty spoiled goats. The chickens are doing great. We are getting almost 2 dozen eggs everyday. Which is good since we can't keep the eggs in the fridge. So the egg selling business is going great. Well that's it for now about the family. Well I'll write more later.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Where's your Faith?

Where's your faith at? Are you a person that needs people to always pray for you for your health or problems? Or are your a person that they think they have a lot of faith until something arises and find out that you are in a world of hurt? Or you do have faith in somethings and not others? Have you ever wondered how to get that faith stronger or even tried to get it stronger to find out that it didn't get it stronger? Well you are not alone. The thing to remember is. If you don't read your bible you won't ever have strong faith. So if you are not reading get to the reading. I right now am reading 3 different books in the Bible. Psalms which is good to start the day learning how to praise God. I'm also in Ecclesiastes and Matthews. Whatever you feel comfortable reading you just need to read. How are you going to get close to your Father if you are not willing to learn about Him. Also when you build your faith it's not you doing it. It's God building it through His word. Now we are almost there. The important thing about faith is "DON'T BE MOVED BY WHAT YOU SEE". Just because you are using you faith in an area does not mean that it's going to happen right then. It might happen right then and it might not. Faith is fun. Because the more you use it the closer you get to God and you are able to see God move through the situation. The reason you have to read your Bible to gain faith is simple. Let's say you never went to school and you never heard a person talk in your family. How is your speech going to be? Well you might get some words but in whole your vocabulary will not be to much. The same thing happens when you don't read your Bible. If you don't read your Bible how are you going to stand against the devil when you have no clue on what God's word says about the situation. See the more you read the more you understand what authority you have with God, and the more scare the devil becomes. It's like when you were younger and were learning how to read and speak. It took a while and some studying to learn those words. You learned how to say them and how to use them. The same way is with God's word. The more you read it and the more you study the more it becomes you. The cool thing is when you have strong faith you believe what you need and that is it. You don't think about it again. Because that is it. You also have to remember not to use you mind when it comes to faith. Faith is a spiritual thing not a mental thing. Which means when you use faith things happen in the spiritual realm before you even see anything happening in the human realm. Sometimes it happens as soon as you pray it. Other times it could take days or months. The big thing is don't let the devil tell you other wise. As soon as you get done standing on your faith the devil is going to come and tell you it's not going to happen. Don't listen to him. He's a liar and a thief. He wants to steal what is not his. Just tell him were to stick it. So let your faith be strong and let's take it to the devil.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Wow how time has flown by. Well it looks like we found an Internet service out in this neck of the woods after all. Lot's of things have been happening since I've been gone. All I know is that God has shown Himself over and over again. Well I'll write more later. God bless you all talk more later.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Good Bye for now.

Well this is the last day. Kind of a weird feeling. Leaving a job to go to another. It's all in God's hands. Well it's been a joy writing to all of you these last few years. Hopefully down the road here the Internet people figure out that they need to give us Internet possibilities at our house. Well everyone be blessed and I'll talk at you later. Chow RJ

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The end is near!!!

I've always had a work mentality in my life to do 110%. Every job I worked at I gave it my best. I always left with good terms even though I new I would never go back. I always believed by doing so. I'm leaving my name in good standards and I'm leaving a Godly example. Well strange things have happened this last few months. Some might know this some might not. I had left my pastoring job over a month ago. After God dealing with me in that situation for a very long time. So eventually I decided to do what He wanted me to do. It wasn't easy at all. Now most people might think that because God tells you to do something that it's going to be a wonderful thing. Well it's not always going to be that way. For me I think it was different because well I battled with God so long that certain doors had closed. So He would have to start opening them back up. These last few months have been rough ones. I mean rough. Not know how the bills are going to be getting paid. Not even being able to by a hole bunch of presents for Jacob for his B-day. That will kill a parents heart right there. I knew that I was still in God's plan. So I kept on pressing onward. I just kept telling myself that I don't look at what's around me, but I look at what God is taking me. I know that God is going to supply everything I need. One way or another. Well this last Friday I got a call from my old boss at the city bus service. He stated that He wanted me to come back and work with him. He stated that most of the drivers they are hiring now are worthless. That just don't want to work he said. He said that he would be able to start me out at the highest of the bottom person. That I would be full time and making all the good benefits. He said he had a few opening a few months back and he said he had thought about calling me then, but never got to it. Interesting isn't it. So I have excepted the job there. The pay is a little bit more than here and the benefits are unbelievable. Not sure what else is in store. I fill that my wife has a better job coming. That way we won't have to worry about the finances anymore. The thing is. Things that you do in the past do come back. If I would have been a worthless employee. He would never would have wanted to hire me back. If I would have listened to God when He told me to leave. Well I believe that I wouldn't be in the mess that I've been in. All I know is the more I seek after God the more His promises come forth. I know through this hole ordeal that my faith in this area is going to be rock hard. God is great all the time. So I do have some bad news though. When I leave this job on the 26th of Oct. I will no longer have the Internet. So I will no longer be able to blog. So these next few weeks are the last for a while. It's been a joy writing over these last few years. I know that God has special things in stored for all of you. I will miss writing to you all greatly. God Bless you all. Rev. Josh

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Blind Girl Story

Someone sent me this email about a blind girl. Here it is .

There was a blind girl who hater herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, I would marry you." One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, "Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?" The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him. Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: "Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine."

I'm not sure if this is true or fake. The thing is it makes a person think. How often do we tell God how awful our life is. Then He gives us what we wanted. A day later we forget who gave it to us or we are just as unthankfull as the girl. Or how many times we've complained about something when a 100 or more people would just like to have what we have. The truth is. Nothing here on earth is ever going to make you happy. Getting married, money, expensive toys, or even the perfect job will never make you totally happy. The only person that can make you happy is God Himself. God is love, and God is happiness. Some people say if I had a million dollars I would be happy. Look at how many millionaires that are unhappy. Look how they try to find happiness. By going out a parting or doing whatever else there is. See the things on earth will never make you happy forever. Why you might ask? It's because the only things that are going to make you happy are the things that you can take with you when you die and go to heaven. that pretty much eliminates all worldly possessions. Whatever is inside your spirit will make you happy. Those things are the word of God and His promises to you. Don't look what you don't have. Look at what you do have. You have Jesus living inside of you. It just can't get any better than that.

How times change

Well it's another week of grinding work. This last week I was able to help my dear friend Tom on his beef farm. Man was it enjoyable. It was enjoyable for us at least. We were banding the bull calves, and giving shots to all the calves. I believe we did 45 bulls out of I think 100 calves. Which didn't take to long this year. We started a little after 800am and got done around1130am. While we where getting the claves throught the chute and Tom and company were doing the banding. I was wondering how the old farmers must have done this. I mean the old rope and pull down way. It probably took them a week or more to do what we did in a couple of hours. See God never stops evolving our thoughts or our ideas. Which is a good thing. I would hate to go to work on a horse everyday. Just think if our most favorite inventors never did what God put in there heads to do. We wouldn't have planes, cars, computers, or even TV's. That would hurt some of you right there. The thing is. When you get an idea how to change something or to make something. Just do it. You could be changing the future. God gave you the idea because He knows you can do it. Otherwise He wouldn't give it to you at all. So right down those ideas and ask God how to get started on them. That idea might set you financially for life. God does want us to bless those all around and also our kids you know