Time Marches On!

Note: The following post establishes how fast the years can fly by. We received "Time Marches On!" by email and unfortunately, the author is unknown. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

You know...time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting gray...they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some in worse shape than me...but, I see the great change...Not Like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's mandatory! I don't fall asleep on my own free will...I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so...now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over on this earth, a new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done...things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. What ever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly and time marches on.

So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.

Remember, "it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”.

Live happy in 2016!

Note: The following was added by Bill and Teddy Rogers of Prime Life Ministries.

The Bible clearly tells us that there is life after death. For those of us who have accepted Christ as our Savior, when we take our last breath on earth, we know that we will take our first breath in Heaven and the best is yet to come.

If you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, when your physical body dies, your soul and spirit will live on in a terrible place of pain, suffering and punishment called Hell and you don't want to go there!

If you are reading this post and have not yet accepted Christ as your Savior, it's not too late.


Say the following prayer with your mouth and believe it in your heart and you will be saved. Then, immediately tell someone else what you just did to confirm your salvation.

Dear God In Heaven…

I come to you in the name of Jesus. I confess that I am a sinner and I’m sorry for my sins, the way I’ve lived, and the things I’ve done.

Please forgive me and cleanse me with your precious blood from all unrighteousness.

With my mouth, I confess the Lord Jesus. In my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and He is alive.

This very moment, I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and I make Him the Lord of my life.

And according to Your Word, which cannot lie, I’m washed, I’m cleansed, I’m forgiven, and I am saved.

Praise God in Jesus name!

If you prayed this prayer and meant it from your heart, your are now saved (born again) and adopted as a child of God. Welcome to the family of God!


John 3:1-3; John 14:6; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:1-17; Romans 10:8-10; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Revelation 21:1-5.

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The High Priority Of Soul Winning.

God takes “Soul Winning” very seriously. As Christians, we are commanded to reach out and compel the lost to get saved. We are also to teach the people we lead to Christ to do the same.

Mark 16:15 (NASB) says And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation'”.

Acts 1:8 (NASB) says but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

Proverbs 11:30 (NASB) says “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.”

Proverbs 14:25 (NASB) says “A truthful witness saves lives, But he who utters lies is treacherous.”

Daniel 12:3 (NASB) says “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

James 5:20 (NASB) says “let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”

2 Timothy 2:2 (NASB) says “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”


1 Peter 3:15 (NASB) says “but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;”

Note: You should always be ready to tell others your testimony of when, how and why you got saved. As a true believer, you should want to tell others about Jesus and God's Free Gift Of Salvation. Some plant the seed, some water, and some reap the harvest. Whatever role you play, you should want to be somewhere in the process.


Soul-Winning should be the main business of every Christian. We are to be an instrument in the hands of God for winning precious souls to a saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Our New FREE Tool Makes It Easy And Fun To Tell Others About Jesus and God's Free Gift Of Salvation. To get started being a Soul Winner, go to our “Tell Others Page” and follow the simple directions.

Thanks and may God richly bless you for sharing your faith with the lost.

Bill and Teddy Rogers
Prime Life Ministries

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The Seed That Wouldn't Grow.

Note: The following is a Wonderful Story that demonstrates by example the Spirit Of Courage and Honesty. We received "The Seed That Wouldn't Grow." by email and. unfortunately, the author is unknown. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 

A successful older business man knew it was time to choose a successor to take over his business. So, he called all the executives in his company together and announced it is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you.

I am going to give each one of you a Seed - one very special Seed. I want you to plant that seed and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from that seed. I will then judge the plants that you bring and the one I choose will be the next CEO.

One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. Jim got a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.

Everyday, Jim would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Six months went by--still nothing in Jim's pot.

But Jim persevered and kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.

A year finally went by and all the young executives brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Reluctantly, Jim took his empty pot to the board room and put his empty pot on the floor. Many of his colleagues laughed, a few even felt sorry for him!

When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.

My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown, said the CEO. Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!

The CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot and called him to the front of the room and asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim and then announced to the young executives, Behold your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!

How could Jim be the new CEO, the others said?

Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed and bring it back to me today.

But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead – it was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.

When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!"
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If you plant honesty, you will reap trust; If you plant hard work, you will reap success; So, be careful what you plant now because it will determine what you will reap in the future.

Bill and Teddy Rogers
Prime Life Ministries

What Is Meant By Salvation?

Salvation is a gift, pure and simple. God gives us Salvation on the basis of what Jesus Christ has done for us and welcomes us into the Kingdom. How do we receive this gift? We receive it by believing that what God's Word (The Holy Bible) says is true.

What has Jesus done that God should do this for us? 1. Jesus came to earth and lived a life of perfect obedience before God. 2. Jesus died on the cross for us, bearing in His own body the just punishment of God for our sins. God's justice was satisfied with Jesus' sacrifice. Those who believe (have Faith) will be saved.

S - SALVATION means to be rescued from sin and its punishment and set free to know, love and serve God. John 8:34, 36 (NIV) says: “Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin...If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed".

A - ALL PEOPLE have turned away from God and broken the law of God. The Bible calls this sin. Romans 3:23 (NIV) says: "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

L - LEFT TO OURSELVES, there is no rescue, and the justice of God requires our eternal damnation in the terrors of hell. John 3:36 (NIV) says: "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."

V - VICTORY over sin was obtained when God sent His Son Jesus to earth. Jesus obeyed God's laws perfectly, yet He died to pay for the sins of all who believe. 1 John 4:10 (NIV) says: "This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."

A - ADMITTING that our sin has put us in a desperate situation is the first step in our rescue. 1 John 1:8-9 (NIV) says: "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins."

T - TAKING the free gift of Jesus' payment for our sin makes us "not guilty" in God's sight. Romans 6:23 (NIV) says: "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

I - IN GRATITUDE for such love, we follow Him in obedience and sacrificial service. Romans 12:1 (NIV) says: "Therefore, I urge you, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God."

O - ONLY JESUS has provided the way of salvation. Acts 4:12 (NIV) says: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

N - NOW is the time to make your decision. 2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV) says: "Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."


Lord Jesus,
I'm a sinner and my sins deserve judgment. Thank you for paying the penalty for my sins with your death on the cross. I ask you to forgive my sins, come into my life and cleanse me. Thank you for saving me, Jesus, for giving me a new start today and for helping me to live for you. In your name I pray. Amen.

Say this prayer with your mouth and believe it in your heart and you will be saved. Then, immediately tell someone else what you just did. As soon as possible, also read the following scriptures: John 3:1-3; Romans 5:8; John 14:6; Romans 8:1-17; Romans 10:8-10; Romans 12:1-2

If you have prayed this prayer and meant it from your heart, your are now saved (born again) and adopted as a child of God. Welcome to the family!

Bill and Teddy Rogers
Prime Life Ministries

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Fear Not!

With God’s protection and guidance, we should be able to conquer fears and live a life full of courage. It is God that commands us to have courage, for having courage means having faith and confidence in Him. Through scripture, we can find the courage God desires us to have.


The following is a 31 day list of scriptures concerning “Fear Not”.

To be properly armed against the devil, it is recommended that you read each day's scriptures, meditate on them, and then write, type or copy and paste these scriptures into a personal journal, notebook, cellphone, or tablet, etc. that you can carry with you everywhere you go. If you do this faithfully for 31 days, you will have no more concerns about fear!

Joshua 1:8 (NIV) saysKeep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Any time the devil tries to instill “Fear” in you (and he will try), you will be able to speak the Word Of God and easily defeat his scheme.


Day 1 - Isaiah 41:14 and Isaiah 43:1-2
Day 2 - Isaiah 41:10 and Jeremiah 30:10
Day 3 - Proverbs 3:5-6 and Lamentations 3:57
Day 4 - Psalm 112:7-8 and Ezekiel 3:9
Day 5 - Psalm 55:22 and Daniel 10:12
Day 6 - Psalm 46:2 and Daniel 10:19
Day 7 - Psalm 34:7 and Joel 2:21
Day 8 - Psalm 34:4 and Haggai 2:5
Day 9 - Psalm 27:3 and Zechariah 8:13
Day 10 - Psalm 27:1 and Matthew 10:26
Day 11 - Psalm 23:4 and Matthew 10:28
Day 12 - Psalm 16:7-8 and Matthew 10:31
Day 13 - Psalm 4:8 and Mark 4:40
Day 14 - 2 Chronicles 20:17 and Luke 1:13
Day 15 - 1 Chronicles 28:20 and Luke 1:74
Day 16 - 1 Chronicles 22:13 and Luke 2:10
Day 17 - 2 Kings 6:16 and Luke 8:50
Day 18 - Ruth 3:11 and Luke 12:7
Day 19 - Judges 6:23 and Luke 12:32
Day 20 - Joshua 10:25 and John 14:27
Day 21 - Joshua 10:8 and Romans 8:37-39
Day 22 - Joshua 8:1 and Romans 15:13
Day 23 - Joshua 1:9 and 1 Corinthians 16:13
Day 24 - Deuteronomy 31:6 and Philippians 1:14
Day 25 - Deuteronomy 20:3 and 2 Timothy 1:7
Day 26 - Deuteronomy 3:22 and Hebrews 11:27
Day 27 - Deuteronomy 1:21 and Hebrews 13:6
Day 28 - Exodus 14:13 and 1 Peter 5:6-7
Day 29 - Genesis 26:24 and 1 John 4:18
Day 30 - Genesis 21:17 and Revelation 1:17
Day 31 - Genesis 15:1 and Revelation 2:10

Remember, if you are “Born Again” (have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior), the devil has absolutely no power over you unless you give it to him. Put your Faith and Trust in Jesus and Fear Not.

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Happy New Year!

NOTE: This is a Guest Post used with permission from Gloria Thomas Anderson, LMSW at http://www.hearttones.com.

Traditionally, we say and hear this phrase repeatedly and it sounds good to our ears, especially if last year wasn’t so happy for us.

This past week, a gentleman started to talk to me about his New Year’s plans while we were waiting in line at the grocery store. He beamed as he spoke about his dream that had been delayed for many years. “It’s time”, he said. “I’ve had so many disappointments and setbacks, but this year I know that a change for the better is coming and I’m so ready for it.”

Regardless of your age or stage in life, you probably have experienced some dream delays yourself. Just when things seems to level off, something else appears that causes your equilibrium to tilt.

Catch yourself! Remember that living to
see a new year is in itself an opportunity to be!
Where there is breath, there is life.
Where there is life, there is hope.
Where there is hope, there is possibility!

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