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Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 04:44 | No Comments »
Why is it that Christians seem to complain about things just as much and sometimes even more than non-Christians?
Why are Christians dissatisfied with the things around them?
In our country this month we have seen families lose everything all worldly possessions, homes, clothing, cars business, pleases of work we have seen total destruction of complete towns everything reduced to ashes.
Seeing this and knowing there are thousands of people without a change of clothing, without a roof over their head, without a shelf with even a piece of bread on it, and even with knowing this complain because something is out of place, or the color is just not right or I don’t like this shirt I’m just tiered of wearing it, I need, I won’t.
i am not sure how to describe what i am trying to say, it just really bothers me that we complain so much about things that have no real value, things that are not life threating, tings that might be a discomfort to us.
i believe things are discomforting to us because we do not have our eyes on Crist we have them on stuff and things, we do not truly care about others we care more about our own comfort,
Christ said I will never leave you nor forsake you, and He also said deny me before man and I will deny you before My Father, to complain is to deny the blessings of Christ for is Christ is your provider then what ever you have should be surfactant for your needs and you should be grateful for it, not complaining about it or striving to get more or something different.
Think about it
Live a life of gratitude for the one who has saved your sole

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 04:13 | No Comments »
Their seems to be an epidemic in the church I have seen it for years but yesterday was brought close to home,
Those who call them self’s Christians who are afraid to stand up for the name of Jesus, those who think it better to not tell others the truth of Christ and what He has done for them, those who would rather be loved by the world then to see the world saved from hell,
Christ said if you confess me before others I will confess you before My Father.
I think that this lays in the area that my get them to the point that they will hear the that Christ spoke in Matthew 7:23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
This epidemic has even affected pastors and their families, but then Christ also said that even the elect would be deceived.
If you have excepted Christ in to your heart than call Him Lord and don’t be afraid or ashamed to stand up and say ‘I am a follower of Christ Jesus He has saved my sole and is willing to do the same for you, go to Him and repent of your sins, ask to be forgiven and except the forgiveness then go and tell the world of Christ His love for them and His free gift of salvation.
If you are holding back the truth from a non-believer or a believer who is walking in sin, you are holding back your love for them, and Christ told us in Matthew to love to show His love to the world.
Mathew 22:39 “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
Mark 12:31 “The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Romans 13:9 For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
Galatians 5:14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
Jams 2:8 If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well. If you really love Christ and have love for your neighbor you will want to share the love of Christ with them.
Don’t hold back, give them the opportunity to either except the Lord God or reject Him let them make that choice don’t make it for them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 07:52 | No Comments »
If mans will is set to do wrong it doesn’t matter how much or how many people pray to the Father to help them they will not change for God will not break a persons will He will only allow things to happen so that they hopefully will see the truth and change their ways.
So when prayer does not change a person’s ways and bad things happen do not blame God for He has always had the best for each of us, but it is up to us to except it or not, it is our choice to sin, not God’s that we would sin.
think about it

Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:02 | No Comments »

A gift is something given without a return expected it is paid for by the giver and freely received by the receiving party.

God gives us gifts, His greatest gift to us is Christ Jesus, this gift was paid for with the blood of Christ and is freely available to anyone who asks to receive it.

Like any other gift when it is given you do not have to pay for it, you do not deserve it and you cannot earn it, you can never out pay God so why think you can or even have to try, all you have to do is say Lord Jesus here am I, I do believe you are the Christ the son of God, please forgive me of my sins, except the gift and walk with Him in that gift of salvation as your friend and savior, your one and only access to the Living God, the I AM

Monday, November 5, 2018, 02:46 | No Comments »
Matthew 6:24
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
Matthew 6:25-34
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not worth much more than they?
And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
And why are you worried about clothing?
Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own”.


As time went on He just sat, knoqing, knowing what no one else seemed to know.

But staring in to the red leave's He knew spring was on it's way, and that His life would go on as He reflected on the Love He had felt.

And that no mater how the lonely streets desended upon Him He would continue to shin, as He sat their He could be heard sining softly to Himself,   This little light of mine.

Hodgepenny's philosphy has always been take care of home first, only give to those who are truly in need, never, No never take anything that you have not earned. always spend as much time with the Father as you can, for His love will guide and keep you through all things, and this will make your life better than great.


in the Wilderness