December, 27th, 2018

This morning before even getting out of bed, I prayed to God our Father and I thanked Him for His great mercy, for His blessings and for His grandest blessing of all time, His gift of Jesus Christ. I thanked Him for honoring His promise to provide us a savior. 

I thanked Abba that He has chosen me to be a part of His family in eternity. I gave thanks to God for bringing me down on my knees and facing me toward Jesus, when He knew it was the right time for me.

I thanked Jesus for his parables, his teachings and the examples he set for us. I thanked Jesus for fulfilling his purpose, the plan that God had prepared for him.

I apologized and thanked Jesus for his forgiveness of my sins and for my wasting the previous day.

I prayed to Jesus that today I would be more aware of His presence moment by moment. I prayed that I would remember to pray for everything and anything that comes my way, every good thought and every blessing. I prayed for the ability to focus on him throughout the entire day.

Every morning I start my day with a coffee and I welcome, “The Holy Trinity” to join me in my Bible studies. I ask for help to understand what I am reading and how it applies to me or to relate it someone else.

First up is a preselected, “Verse of the Day” in It was, Psalm 103:1-2 (NLT) [A Psalm of David] Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

Does this prayer from David seem similar to the prayer that I had just finished praying? I just finished praising God and asking Him to help me to remember all that He does for me. So many times I find verses in the Bible that just confirm to me that I am on the right track. God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit is not speaking directly to me here but by mirroring David’s prayer with mine I am definitely being reassured that God is with me.

After reading these verses I thought to myself, “He’s Back!” I had not felt that God was around for quite some time but then I thought, “Or could it be, I am back?” I remembered that God promises repeatedly time after time throughout the Bible that He will never leave me and will always be by my side. Genesis 28:15, Deuteronomy 4:31, Deuteronomy 31:6, Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5, Joshua 1:9, 1st Chronicles 28:20, Psalm 73:23-26Psalm 94:14, Isaiah 41:10-13, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 28:21 .

 God does not make promises and then break them. It wasn’t God who drifted away, it was me.

Hey Guys! Can’t Hook A Wife?

 {Learn how it was done throughout the Bible}

           WARNING:  Our laws may have changed just a little, over time.

  1. Convince God to make you a wife while you’re sleeping. This one ain’t for free, it’ll cost ya a rib!

From the first book of Moeziz, Jennysez 2:21-25 (OFCT) “Olde Charlie Farquharson’s Testament” {A Canadian Comedian} 21 First He put him to sleep, and wile he was out and under, God yanked out one of his ribs. 22 And wen God had it all done up nice, He brung her to Add’em. 23 Add’em took one look and sed, “Oh good God. Let’s call her Woe-man.” 24 On account of the ribbing, man and woe-man was one flesh. Without pairnts or in-laws it shoulda bin  a ideel arrangement, 25 By the by, they was both bare as birds. Didn’t bother the neether of them one little bit.     [Now as written in, “The Holy Bible”]

Genesis 2:21-23 (NIV) New International Version  21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a women from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman’ for she was taken out of man.

2) Marry a prostitute

Hosea 1:2-3 (NIV) When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” So he married Gomer, daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

3) Go and cut 200 foreskins off the enemies of your father-in-law to be and he’ll give you his daughter to have for your wife.

1 Samuel 18:27 (NIV) David took his men with him and went out and killed two hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They counted out the full number to the king so that David might become the king’s son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.

4) Buy some land with a wife as a bonus.

The book of Roof 4:7-13 (OCFT) 7 But that made it a deel, and Bo-as bot the ole homestead. And Roof cum along with it. 8 Nobuddy minded he was marryin a Moe-bite-ess. They all shivareed them and wisht all ther trubbles wuz little ones. 13 Not too long after, Roof had a baybee boy.

Ruth 4:9-10 (NIV) 9 Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naiomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion, and Mahlon. 10      I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear  from among his family or from his hometown. Today you are witnesses!”

5) Find a man with seven daughters, and get water for his sheep and he’ll give a daughter to you to marry because he has too many anyway.

Exxodust 2:16-17,21 (OCFT) 16 He got in a fight ther too. The Middlynite preest had seven dotters and they went to the well fer ther sheepsake, but sum other shepherds wooden let them have any wotter. Moeziz got mad, and let the shepherds have it with his fists, and wottered the dotters’ flocks. 17 They was so tickled they tole ther ole man, the Hy Preest. And he invite Moeziz fer supper. 21 Moeziz staid for morn supper. He end up with one of the dotters, Zipperuh.

Exodus 2:19-21 (NIV) 19 They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew for us and watered the flock.” 20 “And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.” 21 Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to  Moses in marriage.

6) Become the king and host a beauty contest. Pick out the cream of the crop and then get rid of your old wife.

Esther 2:3-4 (NIV) 3 Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the kings eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them. 4 Then let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” This advice appealed to the king, and he followed it.

7) Grab a prisoner of war and once at home, cut her nails and shave her head, give her clothes and she’s all yours.

Deuteronomy 21:11-13 (NIV) 11 If you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. 12 Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails 13 and put aside her clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.

*HAS anyone read, of any other zany but Biblical ways to acquire a wife?

  E-mail me and let me know how, then provide the book and verse(s). 

Let’s have some fun and write like Charlie. Send in yer versizs, rittin as Charlie Farquharson wood rite.   Keep yer versizs tru jus like de Bybull

I’ll add your submissions to this list.  Be sure to let me know how to post your name after your little ditty.   subject Line  “wife according to Charlie”    or   “verses like Charlie

One Season And Into The Next – Part Two

The way I see it, is God figures that after my studying the Bible, daily for the past almost three years, it’s high time for me to start sharing the wealth of information He has given me with as many others as I can. So now the question is, HOW. How in tarnation am I to do that when I can’t go to church or visit friends and family to speak with them? I can’t go shopping, walk in the downtown or thru a mall to share with the people there. I can’t get a job and share with co-workers because I am trapped here without transportation. The one thing I do have at my disposal here is the internet and thank you Lord for that, otherwise, a rope and noose might start looking pretty interesting to me. So how can I share God’s word? E-mail everyone in my contact list and tell them the good news about Jesus Christ. I don’t see that working out all too well. Randomly send e-mails to businesses, nah! Post my feelings on Facebook maybe?

Now I recall that one-word message, the one that I believed came to me from God, months ago. “Blog!” So I suppose I am to start up a website and blog about my experiences, new discoveries, interesting facts, beliefs and how it has all changed me.

After a lot of praying, asking friends I trust, what they think about the idea and searching for information about blogging, I’m going for it. I haven’t the foggiest idea what I’m doing. That became very apparent almost instantly, but I’ve got the time to learn. God has made sure of that. Good thing too! HostPapa, is a Toronto based website server and they claim you can have a website up and running in five minutes. I have a gazillion notes to share so what’s stopping me, right?

I bought this website plan on January 3rd and I’m still trying to figure out all the widgets and what they do. Mostly, I have figured out what they can’t do. Heck, did you even know that a widget is actually a tool? I sure didn’t. I used several different widgets before I figured out I can put widgets inside other widgets. Too bad, there’s not a widget that can find everything I spent hours upon hours creating, only to have it all just up and disappear.

I would now like to draw to your attention and offer up my thanks to a very good friend of mine, Juan. Without his expertise and hours upon hours of unpaid service to this site, this website would never have come about. Today the website is finalized and officially posted. We are pleased with the layout, the appearance and the features. We are also confident that we can submit blogs regularly and maintain the site here on out. 

For, When You Have;

SINNED: Romans 6:23 (TLB) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Psalm 51:5 (TLB) 5 But I was born a sinner, yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

Do you have a scripture that you have memorized or turn to for a particular concern? Will you share it? Make this index of go to scriptures, your own.    E-mail me. I would love to add your favorite scripture here.    Subject Line:   Scriptures 

One Season And Into The Next (Part one)

For the past five years I have lived in Cuenca, Ecuador. This block of time, I believe was just one of several stages or seasons in my life that our Father in heaven has planned out for me.  My life took several giant steps forward during this season. I adopted the first dog I have ever owned. (the significance of this, well, that’s for another blog.) It was in Ecuador where I was turned back and surrendered myself to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In Cuenca, I developed several very high quality friendships. I started to attend church regularly and began studying “The Holy Bible,” seriously. Months before returning to Canada a very hurtful broken family relationship was restored. In Ecuador, I matured and my character was changed for the better. I discovered Hope, Trust and Faith for the first time in a long, long time and I learned how to Forgive. I’m convinced that on more than one occasion I was spoken to by God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit. I also believe that I was directed to leave Ecuador and move back to Canada.

What does God have planned for me in this new season? Well! I’m really not too sure but here is what has happened and is happening right now.

While still in Ecuador my daughter suggested that she could sure use some help and wanted to know if I would move in with her when I returned. She was running herself ragged going back to school, holding a part-time job and caring for her daughter on her own. I agreed that I would be willing to help her out. (God just provided me with a home)  Now, at that time my daughter was living in London, a city with a population of 334,000. A month before moving in with my daughter and granddaughter, she moved out of the city and into a small village.

Here in this little hiccup on the highway between nowhere and somewhere, I find myself with no phone, no television, no shopping, no church, no restaurants, no coffee shops, no barber, and no buses or taxis by which to escape. There are roughly fifty houses here, two of which used to be churches. Thursday mornings are the most exciting time of the week and I look forward to them because the garbage truck comes by and picks up the garbage. I get to wave at the driver/sorter/compacter/collector man.

When everyone is off to work and school, the one thing I do have, is a lot of time, a lot of time alone, a lot of time to think and a lot of time to ponder and muse. Time to consider things, like the relevancy of why. Why am I here? Why am I alive and why does my heart still tick? Why so imprisoned? Why so isolated?

Here’s what I figure. God brought me out of Ecuador and plunked me down here in metropolitan Shedden. Yes, the place actually has a name. For a month and a half, I lazed around rested and ate myself up 2 sizes before I started to think about the WHY. Obviously it was to bring me to a point where for lack of anything else to do, I would ponder, analyze, pray, figure and muse about my life more deeply than ever before. But now the question becomes WHAT. What can I do to fight off boredom? What do I do to keep from fading away? What is my purpose for living?

The Bible’s Outdated, Worthless and Boring (a real snore fest)

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The Holy Bible is the word of God where God’s character and will are made known, it is the owner’s manual on life. Presented to us by the Holy Spirit, it instructs us as to where we are right and where we are wrong. You can trust that the Holy Bible is the truth, “God does not lie” (Titus 1:2 NLT). God always tells the truth, “He cannot be false to Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13 NLT). Being untruthful would be against His character, it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18 NLT) .

The Bible is a book of books! These books are jamb packed full of some of history’s greatest moments. A very unique collection, it has records of truth and trust, of love stories, betrayal and lust, wars being fought and victories being won. It’s poetry, parables, life lessons, and advice. It’s science text, laws of physics, adventure and humor, It’s angels and demons, predictions, and acts of bravery, kindness, humility and pride. It’s forgiveness and hope. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s exciting, and it’ll even make you mad.   

No way my friends, if you have bought into the lie of the Bible being worthless, outdated and boring, you have been seriously misled! I can testify to you, that I have discovered all of the above within the front and back jackets of the Holy Bible. It has power and if you let it, it will change your life.

I began to read the Bible every day just over 2 years ago and amazingly, my life began to change. Every area of my life has been affected. I’m not just too sure when it all started to happen but little by little I’ve changed into a much better person.   Don’t believe me? Don’t trust me? Test it out for yourself. Buy yourself an updated copy of the Bible that’s easier to read and understand. You might consider the New Living Translation. Set aside just fifteen minutes to a half hour each day to read. Choose a time when you have some peace and quiet to yourself, so that you can concentrate and reflect on what you have read. I get up a little earlier in the morning than the rest of the family. I challenge you to try this out and see if your life changes for the better.

Write me and tell me how reading the Bible has changed your life. I’d love to hear and print your story here, with your permission.   Subject Line  Potpourri-The Bible’s…


For, When You Are;

Need some confidence, a little moral support, maybe some reassurance? How about some instruction, guidance or advice? Search alphabetically here for whatever it is that you need.

AFRAID: Deuteronomy 31:8 (NLT) Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will never fail you nor abandon you. Romans 8:28 (NLT) And we will that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.

ANXIOUS: Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Luke 12:25 (ESV) And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

BACKSLIDING: 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV) Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test 1 John 1:9 (ESV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.                                                                                           

FRUSTRATED: Isaiah 41:10(NLT) Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. John 16:33 (NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”                                                                                                                  

LONELY: Matthew 28:20 (NLT) “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” John 14:18 (NLT) “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

SAD: Psalm 34:17-19 (NIV) The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

SICK: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,     

TEMPTED: Matthew 26:41 (TLB) Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For the spirit indeed is willing, but how weak the body is!” 1 Corinthians: 10:13 (TLB) But remember this—the wrong desires that come into your life aren’t anything new and different. Many others have faced exactly the same problems before you. And no temptation is irresistible. You can trust God to keep the temptation from becoming so strong that you can’t stand up against it, for he has promised this and will do what he says. He will show you how to escape temptation’s power so that you can bear up patiently against it.

THANKFUL: Psalm 106:1 (ESV) Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Colossians 3:15 (ESV) And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble.                                                                                           

IN TROUBLE: John 14:1-3 (NKJV) “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.   Psalm 46:1 (NKJV) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.    

WEARY: 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  

WORRIED: Matthew 6:25-27 (NKJV)“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 1 Peter 5:7 (TLB) Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.

Do you have a scripture that you have memorized or turn to for a particular concern? Will you share it? Make this index of go to scriptures, your own.    E-mail me. I would love to add your favorite scripture here.    Subject Line:  Scriptures 

Search A Prayer

How does a child get what he wants, if he doesn’t ask for it? My friends, we are children of God and all we have to do is ask Him, for what we want. Just as we listen and provide for our children, He will listen and provide for us. Sometimes it will be yes, sometimes the answer will be no, or it may be not yet but God hears every prayer 1 Peter 3:12 (NLT) and God answers every prayer. Psalm 17:6 (NLT)

You have not because you ask not. Check out these verses from the Book of James.  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lust.  James 4:2-3 (KJV) 

John 16:24 (NIV)“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

Are you wanting to pray for something specific and don’t know how to pray it? Scroll down and search a prayer alphabetically.  

Bereavement: O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, hurry to help me. Please take the consuming anguish I feel right now; take it from me and hold me in Your arms. Heal my broken heart and bind up my wounds (Psalm 147:3) Amen

Grief: God of love and mercy, embrace all those whose hearts today overflow with grief, unanswered questions and such a sense of loss. Grant them space to express their tears. Hold them close through the coming days.

Loss: Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted, grant us the comfort of your presence in our loss. Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us lest we make hasty or foolish decisions. Send Your Spirit to give us courage lest through fear we recoil from living. Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret take root in our hearts. The Lord has given. The Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Amen

Prayer of Salvation

Dear Lord Jesus, I drifted away from you, in search of my own goals and tried to achieve them my way. I fell into sin and lived a selfish life, never obeying God’s commands. Everything I’ve done is a mess and failure is my middle name. I’m so sorry Jesus. You lived here on earth as a sinless man and being God, you know what I have done and what I am guilty of. You laid your life down for me and took my sins upon yourself, paying the ultimate price to free me from my sins. I confess my sins and I ask for your forgiveness. Romans 10:13 promises, For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” I ask that you will accept my life into your hands and take over control. Teach me and use me the best way you know how, to fulfill God’s plan for me. I trust in you, I believe in you and I believe you were resurrected from the dead. You cheated death and now sit with God, our father in heaven. I love you Jesus. Amen

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Psalm 23 (KJV)


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil;
My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Amen.

Do you have a prayer that you use for a particular situation, worry, need or a sin? A prayer of thanks or for a blessing, a prayer for when you’re lonely or when you need a job. Maybe a prayer for friendship or to repair one. Send me your prayers and we’ll build an exhaustive prayer base for all of us to use    Subject Line: Prayers


Why This Website?

For me, it took about two years from being knocked to my knees, having to crawl back to Jesus and arrive on the path that I am on today. [Thus, “The Two Year Old Christian” title of this website]

Maybe this has happened to you too, and wouldn’t you agree that once you’re back and you’ve been accepted, you had better strap in tight because you’re in for the thrill of your life. Matthew 11:28-29, Jeremiah 29:11) You just want to shout from the rooftops the transformation you’re experiencing, to share it with as many people as you can.

A while ago in the early morning on August 13 th 2018 to be exact, {I wrote it in my journal} I believe that I was given a grandiose idea. It came to mind as a simple message, just one word, “blog.”  I know what a blog is, but what about it?  Was there one waiting for me in my inbox? Should I be paying extra attention to blogs that I subscribe to? Is there something I should be searching for? Maybe I’m to write one and start sharing what I have learned.

I had forgotten all about this idea until recently when once again through a series of events, I was gently reminded, “blog”.  Now I felt compelled to sit down and take a serious look at myself, my surroundings, my recent past, and near future. As near as I can figure, I’m to write and share my experiences and newfound knowledge in a blog. Now, anyone at all that knows me can tell you that I am about as technological and computer minded as a gnat. This idea was most certainly not my own.

Through these pages, I will share my experiences and discoveries as I continue to walk along with Jesus. The good, the bad and even the ugly. This bit of scripture came to mind, “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done.Psalm 105:1 NLT