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by Gary Burd on October 9, 2014

Is it a dream?
Can it be achieved?
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Biker Sunday / Toys For Tots

by Gary Burd on September 29, 2014


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The God of Miracles

September 16, 2014

Assignment: Read the book of Acts for our prayer retreat.

My silent cry: Lord, let me see something different from the reading than what I been seeing. Lord, why can’t I read things that are light, fun, lifting, rather than things that deal with Warfare. Everything I put my hands to, things read by others they want to shout and rejoice, adds fuel to my heart, WE ARE AT WAR! Please understand, I am not referring to ISIS type of war (exclusively) but Spiritual War. We must be taken to our knees, 2 Chronicles 7:13, so that we can experience 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Hungry for the Miraculous God to show up is lurking in many of our souls. Where is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Where is the Holy Spirit that ‘healed many’ in the book of Acts? Where is the power of God that could heal a nation from Ebola?

Reading “Forty Days With The Holy Spirit”, day 32, the author says: If the Holy Spirit were to return to the church at that level of power—as I myself expect will come one day—we can expect this sort of thing to happen again.

Thought immediately: God, when will you return the power of Peter and John at the temple, ‘silver and gold have I none but take up your bed and walk’.

Is God waiting for a people that will not do a seven point teaching on how to get that power? Is He looking for a people that will simply say, ‘It is not by our power or godliness that this happens’?

Is God waiting for a people that will trust Him first instead of last?

Are we living in a time when He has withheld them from the American church because of our abuse?

Is this the first level of 2 Chronicles 7:13 – a drought of miracles, come on, real miracles? Not those we see orchestrated that people ‘lose’ because of a lack of faith?

Then the thought of Acts 5 flooded my thoughts: Peter, flowing under the same faucet of power that caused a lame man to walk, confronted a man and woman filled with greed, deceit and lies with their sin and they died on the scene. Wow, did you read that list, GREED, DECEIT, LIES. The church world is full of those sins. “Ministries” are built on them. People in the pew have come to expect it from the leadership and leaders have become tolerant of those in the pew.

We must inject here: The church has made greed not only acceptable but a promise of the Bible. God wants you to have…… Jesus came to earth to make you happy…… COME ON – REALLY? While the harvest field is ripe unto harvest, while the world is positioned for the NEED of a Savior, we believe He is concerned about our bellies, possessions, etc?

Integrity – what a novel idea. I will never take for the 8,178 miles we (Gene Adee and myself) rode with those four virtues from the “Loop of Life” from the Lakota Indians, Honor – Respect – Integrity – Compassion.

Are we ready for the miracles of God?

Are we ready for the pain the Holy Spirit will bring – as well as the healing, the deliverances, the joy.


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Boy / Man

September 12, 2014

Childish?My wife Carolyn has traveled many motorcycle miles with me and had to ‘endure’ guys just hanging out. How many times have she stated, ‘you are a bunch of overgrown kids’, all the while smiling or laughing herself. She enjoys the joy of the mom…

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The Quit

September 8, 2014

This picture was taken on July 31, 2014, (actually August 1), 1:20 am – 8,178 miles from Key West, FL. We had ridden 1124 miles that day on 3.5 hours of sleep. Exhausted, yet so excited! We did it, Gene Adee and I had accomplished the finish line in Ho…

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Grace – Grace, Never Again – Never Again

September 7, 2014

We have shouted the words, NEVER AGAIN, NEVER AGAIN, in five different rallies. Ottawa, CA  (on Parliament Hill); Dallas, TX (in front of the Cotton Bowl); Wytheville, VA (in the park on the main drag through town); Atlanta, GA (downtown at Centen…

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Never Again in the rearview mirror

September 5, 2014

Dessert tonight – the cake was good but the decorations were specialIt is 1938 again, and we are all Jews.The Coptics in Egypt : they are JewsThe Yazidis in Iraq: they are JewsThe Christians in Syria: they are Jews. (Once it was the Christians that dem…

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Never Again – Day 7 -

September 4, 2014

Today was the finale – Boca Raton, FLA great rally outside, in front of the Rail Car from Germany by about 100 people. The car could not be guaranteed to have carried Jewish people to their death but was from that era and location. They stated it could…

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