Circuit Rider's This 'n That Den

Circuit Rider's This 'n That Den

A Thought to Ponder:

"Remember, you may be the only light in someone's darkness!"

Music Title: La Vie En Rose

Circuit Rider's This 'n That Den Index

A Daily Devotion Just for You!

A Prayer to Pray Every Day!
Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence; as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil; to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!
Isaiah 64:1,2

A Promise That Always Holds Up!

"For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist."

Luke 21:15 (NKJV)

Church Bulletin Liner

So live that people will want your autograph and not your fingerprints!

God and Billboards!

All over the country they are popping up along the roadside and in cities -- those billboards with black backgrounds and bold white letters with a question or suggestion and then in lower right corner the following appears " - God"

A sample of these (which will be rotated from time to time):

"What part of 'Thou shalt not...' didn't you understand? -- God"

While the sentiment expressed in these is sincere, why is it that not one to this point in time has contained something like the following?

"Have you met my Son, Jesus? -- God"

To refer to "God" in our culture and even to take His name in vain is not all that offensive to a majority, but to bring Jesus Christ into the picture -- that is definitely a "no-no!" And do you know why? If you wonder about it, send an email to CR and ask.

Church Bulletin Blooper

No kidding folks -- this actually appeared in print in that sacred domain known as the "Church Bulletin" --- "Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance."

Chuckle for the Week

Elections are won by men and wommen chiefly because most peopole vote against somebody, rather than for somebody!

Franklin P. Adams

A Word to the Wise????

"99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name!"

[Source: Long time friend, Charlie Phillips of CA, who gave me my first airplane ride in a Piper Cub when I was about 14 years old - I held on to my seat the whole time "to keep from falling out" -- it was a long way down to the ground!]

Serious Questions of the Week????

"Last night I played a blank tape at full blast -- could that be the reason the mime next door went nuts?"

[Source: Rev. Tami from WWWV!]

"If you throw a cat out the car window, does it become kitty litter?"

[Source: People circulation on Internet]

Oxymoron of the Week!
Oxymoron: a figure of speech in which opposite or contradictory ideas or terms are combined.

Business ethics!

[Source: People circulation on Internet]

Cowboy Philosophy That Works!

[Source: Max Tyner who hails from where else but the Lone Star State!]

Max also says that you will know you are probably in a Texas church when:

Oh yes, sometimes Texas gets so hot that:

Little Dribbles Here 'n There

Seen on bumper stickers:

"Know Jesus - Know Peace!
No Jesus - No Peace!"

"Eternity? Smoking or Non-Smoking?"

Seen on a wall plaque: "A Bible that's falling apart is usually owned by someone who isn't!"

Seen on a bumper sticker: "In case of Rapture, this vehicle will self destruct!"

Seen on Route 68 between Clarion and Sligo PA in a rural area -- speed limit sign for southbound traffic reads 45 MPH -- directly across from it on the other side of the road, northbound traffic sees a sign that reads 55 MPH -- is PA Dept. of Transportation organized or what?

Seen in Indiana PA on the front of a car with smashed in grill, broken headlights, a few wrinkles in front fenders, and warped hood, a plate in license holder which read, "God Is My Co-Pilot" -- hmmm -- wonder if the pilot told the Co-Pilot to keep His mouth shut at a certain critical moment during the "flight"??

Cartoon trying to picture attempt by would be robber at holding up a drive-in bank: Guy in car with weapon in hand pointed at teller behind bullet proof window saying, "Give me all the money or .. er, I'LL DRIVE OFF!" No kidding, folks -- a guy tried this some time ago in Berlin PA -- passed a note to the teller through the drawer device demanding the money -- and you guessed it -- he was forced to drive off without any cash! Hmmmm - wonder if it also dawned on him of the time element to try to convey a few thousand dollars through that drawer to start with!!

Here's Alvin!

"Hello -- I arrived here recently and if you didn't know it, my name is Alvin, and I am from a very far away place! I feel I need to explain something about my appearance. Your first impression is that I look strange or weird, or even ugly! As I will explain in some other areas of the Range, things are very different where I come from. You see, we don't create judgment calls on appearances and images when it comes to other creatures. You earthlings allow your prejudices to form because when you see another of your kind you immediately pass judgment -- the other person is attractive, handsome, or unattractive or ugly and you often refer to parts of one another's bodies -- for instance you may refer to a person's funny nose or eyes or ears or to a person's size or weight or even the clothes they wear! Your young ones at times have tendencies to exhibit this abomination -- they can be very cruel to some of their classmates at school over things like this, creating a serious problem for the victims of their crude and insensitive remarks! You probably have done that already with me -- obviously my eyes are different and you have formed a judgment opinion about that -- right? Of course in the midst of all this you are victims of your own depraved nature and that creates problems for you from the beginning. I don't see you as one who looks strange or different or odd or ugly -- I see you as one whom our God loves dearly and for whom He has a most wonderful plan in mind! I am also overwhelmed as I have learned more about God willing to become human, that He was known on earth as Jesus of Nazareth, and that eventually He was crucified and paid the penalty for the sins of the entire human race so that you could be forgiven. On our planet we see each of our fellow citizens as one whom God loves dearly also and that God has a wonderful plan for each of us -- never are we are hindered with adjectives which you earthlings use such as beautiful, handsome, unattractive, ugly, gross etc. Do you get the picture as to how we relate and regard one another on my planet and how I look at you and regard you? Rest assured, I come in peace with a deep desire that God's wonderful plan will be completely fulfilled for you just as back on my planet each of my fellow citizens desires that very same thing for one another. You see, the reason that we are able to regard each other in that fashion is that we are pure in our motives and thoughts regarding each other. I'll tell you more about how different we are in other areas such as the "special place" Circuit Rider has arranged for that Theo fellow who is his Administrative Assistant!"

Be Very Careful Out There!

It's a sinister and deadly world out there -- spiritual craters, ruts, quicksand pits, hidden crevasses, etc. -- one family fell into one of these and their daughter became a victim -- they are now trying to sound the "warning" to be very careful in your spiritual journey here on earth -- not all that looks attractive and genuine at first glance is for real!! Please check Debbie's Page to see what happened and what they are attempting to do now.

Hello again -- Theo here -- how's the tour going? Have you tried some side trips -- just click on the colored underlined names or places which you will find as you ride through the ranges and go there. There is no additional cost for this amenity -- my boss, the Circuit Rider, is very generous. Uh, that is, if he's in a good mood...!

Lesson from a Fireplace!

Without A Word

A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a big chair near the fireplace and waited.

The pastor made himself comfortable but said nothing. In the grave silence, he contemplated the play of the flames around the burning logs. After some minutes, the pastor took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth all alone. Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet fascination. As the one lone ember's flame diminished, there was a momentary glow and then its fire was no more. Soon it was cold and "dead as a doornail." Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting.

Just before the pastor was ready to leave, he picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow once more with the light and warmth of the burning coals around it.

As the pastor reached the door to leave, his host said, "Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery sermon. I shall be back in church next Sunday."

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
(Hebrews 10:19-27 NKJV)

Theo's Appeal

Oh, a special appeal -- especially to you pastors -- if you happen to have any of those "bulletin bloopers" on file, would you be willing to share them for use here on the Circuit Rider's Range? If you were guilty of committing any of them yourself we pledge that your name won't be published, OK? The Circuit Rider and Jean narrowly avoided a blooper of giant proportions in early years when they inherited an ancient open cylinder mimeograph -- really ancient -- Abe Lincoln probably used it to run off copies of the Gettysburg Address -- the bulletin had to be spliced and one Sunday the hymn title was "Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" -- almost with the precision of a laser the splice caused the "g" to disappear and the "new" title very plainly read, "Oh, For a Thousand Tongues to Sin" -- fortunately Jean spotted it and neatly wrote a "g" by hand behind the sin word! If you can share some of these please email them to the Circuit Rider in the mail box provided. Your help will be deeply appreciated. Well, got to run and get into my work outfit. Got some things to do just south of here -- see you later.


To share "bulletin bloopers" with Circuit Rider just click on the mail box

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Well, hello again -- uh, please excuse my appearance -- I just did a "quick change" into this red work suit which makes me look very round and overweight, but you have already seen how trim I am when I dress up. I needed to check the gears at this point on the Range -- they needed a little lubrication -- got to keep things running smoothly you know!
Come to think of it, didn't I see you come in on Range 1? Anyway, how's it been going on your travels here? Probably much better than it has been for me! That Circuit Rider has me running all over the place working here and there -- gives me orders to do something on one part of the Range and then tells me to run over to some other area tend to something there! There's always some construction and changing going on somewhere and guess what? I'm the one that's expected to get it done -- CR just jumps on that ATV and goes roaring off with those 2 dogs, Fritz and Cody! And he hasn't promoted me nor given me a raise yet either -- I just know that he's still punishing me for my many failures of the past -- you know, those things I confess over on Circuit Rider's Closet and at that "special place" he assigned to me! Oooops - please excuse me -- you probably haven't been there yet to hear the gory details, have you? Oh well, maybe one of these days things will get better for me. You can send him a message and tell him to take it a bit easy on me -- I can tell by your moistening eyes that you are sympathetic to my problem.

Sorry -- I didn't mean to unload on you about my frustration. Oh yes, as you travel about, please be very careful -- never know when you might come on a construction zone -- one guy tried going through like he was in the Indianapolis 500 -- bad scene -- we caught it on video -- look and see for yourself! So, please take it easy -- see the sights -- digest the information -- and be challenged in your faith journey here on Planet Earth!

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