Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday's Thought

(C) Allen Pearson
A Scripture that I learned as a young lad in Sunday School is: 

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  
I came that they may have life 
and have it abundantly.
- John 10:10

I remember learning this is what Jesus does for us.  He comes to give us a better life, life with Him.  He doesn't come to kill or harm or hurt in any way but to love us and give us eternal life provided we believe and accept Him. 

This is God's Plan of Salvation for man-

(C) Allen Pearson
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday's Thought

God has a Gift for every man and women in the world, it is His Gift of Eternal Life through Jesus Christ and His Plan of Salvation. 

All you need to do to receive it is Admit, Believe, Confess and Pray as stated in this image:

(C) Allen Pearson
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday's Foto! Thoroughbred Coming Into Manassas!

"Thoroughbred Coming Into Manassas!"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
A favorite scene is the Norfolk Southern Thoroughbred coming through Old Town Manassas.  The photo was taken from the Manassas Train Station facing west as the coal train was coming through.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday's Thought

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Today, September 11, I want to say "Thank You" to all of the First Responders who helped those involved in the attacks fifteen years ago.  We will not forget the sacrifice you made that day!

Further, I thank ALL of the First Responders, everyone who is involved in any type of work in public safety, throughout this great country. You and your families are thought of in our prayers for safety and of gratitude.  We love you and appreciate all that you do.


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Fifteen years ago when the Pentagon was attacked, my wife was working in Washington D.C. not too far away.  The building where I worked in Virginia shook.  I wasn't sure that I would ever see her again.

Knowing that, my heart sank, immediately I started praying for her safety and to see her beautiful self again.  A few hours later, she called from the local subway station where I was to pick her up since there was no way I would get into Washington D.C..

My wife and I are Christians who believe God is in control in each and every circumstance.  Though we were afraid that day, we knew God would take care of us.

If you would like to have that peace in your heart, here's how you can-

Admit
Admit that you are a sinner, just like everyone else born into this world, until we  confess to Jesus Christ and ask His forgiveness:

"(23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 
(24) and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
-Romans 3:23-24, ESV

"(23) For the wages of sin is death, 
but the free gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord." -Romans 6:23, ESV

Believe
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ:

(16) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, 
that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
 -John 3:16, ESV 

Confess
Confess of your sins in a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ:

(9) "because, if you confess with your mouth that 
Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart 
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. "
- Romans 10:9, ESV

(13) For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  
 -Romans 10:13, ESV

Pray
"Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. 
I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation 
and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. 
Jesus, come into my life and take control, 
forgive my sins and save me. I place my trust in You alone
 for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

Amen

If you prayed this prayer with your whole heart and believed what you did, you are now a Christian.  My suggestion is to find a local church and become involved.  Talk to the pastor about this experience and ask him to teach you where to go or what to do next.

If you are not familiar with a local church, here are a few resources-

Southern Baptist Convention

Centreville Baptist Church

In Intouch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Love Worth Finding with Dr. Adrian Rogers

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Peace With God

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Timeless Thursday: Bumble Bee and Arizona Blanket Flower

"Bumble Bee and Arizona Blanket Flower"
(C) Allen Pearson, All Rights Reserved
If you've been following my work for any length of time, you know that I love photographing bees. This image, is one of my favorites which I created a few years ago after planting one of my favorite flowers, the Arizona Blanket Flower.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday's Words

"Botanical Flowers"
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"But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord:
He is their strength in time of trouble."

- Psalm 37:39

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday's Thought

(C) Allen Pearson
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God 
is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 6:23

If you would like to learn more about the "free gift of God" - eternal life-for you, please visit Peace With God

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday's Thought

Earlier this week, I received a text from a friend this week after the earthquake struck Amatrice, Italy, killing 290 people across the region.  This came after another strong earthquake in another part of the world.  

My friend said, "with two major earthquakes in the last 24 hours, these verses came to mind. Praise God, (6) And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. (7) For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. - Matthew 24:6-8, ESV"

While grieving the loss of life in the earthquakes, it is a reminder the Lord will return to this earth one day to take the Christians, those who have given their lives to Him and accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, to their heavenly home.  We do not know the day or the hour of Christ's Return.

Are you ready for His Return?  If not or you're not sure, here is how you can be sure, 

Admit
Admit that you are a sinner, just like everyone else born into this world, until we  confess to Jesus Christ and ask His forgiveness:

"(23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 
(24) and are justified by his grace as a gift, 
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus," 
-Romans 3:23-24, ESV

"(23) For the wages of sin is death, 
but the free gift of God is 
eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 6:23, ESV

Believe
Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ:

(16) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, 
that whoever believes in him should not perish
but have eternal life."
 -John 3:16, ESV 

Confess
Confess of your sins in a prayer to the Lord Jesus Christ:

(9) "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. "
- Romans 10:9, ESV

(13) For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”   -Romans 10:13, ESV

And, Pray this prayer

"Lord Jesus,
 I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. 
I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation 
and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. 
Jesus, come into my life and take control, 
forgive my sins and save me. 
I place my trust in You alone
 for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life."

Amen

So now what?  

If you prayed this prayer with your whole heart and believed what you did, you are now a Christian.  My suggestion is to find a local church and become involved.  Talk to the pastor about this experience and ask him to teach you where to go or what to do next.  

If you are not familiar with a local church, a few excellent resources to get you started or who can follow up with you are: 



In Intouch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Love Worth Finding with Dr. Adrian Rogers