Tuesday, June 29, 2010


In case you have forgotten or have been living under a rock, tonight is our 5th Tuesday celebration. We are meeting at Woodland and will carpool up to Grace Family Church in Lutz. Be at Woodland by 5:15 if you want to share the journey with your brothers...getting there can be half the fun.

Make the effort to come and be an encouragement to someone else. Don't worry, you won't melt...we'll have you home before midnight, and you can feel better about yourself at work the next day.

On Mission

As I was reading this morning in Romans, I came across Paul’s statement in chapter 15, “I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done-” Two main points jump out at me in his statement.

First is his single-mindedness. Paul was determined to stay on point, on task if you will, and was unwilling to get caught up in the trivial pursuits of the day. What was permissible to eat and what wasn’t, to drink wine or not to drink wine, which day of the week was holy, etc… these where simply things to wade through to get to the real prize. His prize was leading the Gentiles(insert your group, your friends here) to obey God. Sharing the good news with everyone he came in contact with and to have it received by them. To have it change them. And he also realized that it was “what Christ has accomplished through me…”

The second point is to what he accredited this success that Christ has orchestrated through him; “by what I have said and done.” And I would like to think that what he had DONE is far more weighty than anything he ever SAID. As my friend loves to say, “I’d rather see a sermon than to hear a sermon any day.” Although I do love to hear a good message and good teachings(and do most every Sunday) seeing the body of Christ in action I believe to be much more powerful. Don’t just tell’em you love’em, show’em.

Both are important as we can see from the life Jesus lead while on this earth. He spent much of his time teaching. At times to only a few and at times to thousands. But we also see so many instances of Jesus simply loving on people; feeding them, healing them, weeping with them, celebrating with them, fellowshiping with them. I believe if Jesus had never spoken a single word, that his actions and interactions with others would have still changed the world.

We all have a task, a mission, a great commissioning if you will, may we always be about our Fathers business, and use words when necessary.

Monday, June 28, 2010

News from Cambodia

Frank Frye and Billy Tullus are in the midddle of the battle, fighting for the souls of these people. Please keep them in your prayers.

Dear Partners, Friends and Prayer Warriors,

I have had a computer restriction through Google where I have not been able to get to e-mail addresses til know. In an effort to get you some information I am sending this e-mail one of the other team members sent out Sunday. I hopefully can get you a journal out tomorrow. It is 8:30 and we are wiped out, but with great pleasure after our 1st class with the Officers.

For Now, Frank

Dear ones,

It is 4:15 in the afternoon here, 5:15 in the morning where you are, and where my sleep schedule is. We have been so wiped out these past two nights that everyone has been asleep by 9:00 (most by 8:00). Then it begins...waking up at 11:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m....I have a feeling that I will get acclimated just in time to go home and start it all over again. Thankfully the kids adapted instantly and are sleeping all night. Then there's the food. We ate at the hotel restaurant last night, and it took us forever to order. We weren't quite sure what most of the items on the menu were, and many still didn't know after they ordered and ate. It's a real adventure in eating. Alyssa said today that she's not even hungry for food...for those of you who know her, that statement will bring a greater understanding than anything else I could say.

Yesterday, I thought the traffic patterns were mildly interesting. That perspective came from riding in the back of a van behind a lot of tall people. Today, I rode in the front seat. I'm amazed that though I don't understand the seemly imperceptible traffic rules, the system works quite well here. If the same situation existed in America, there would be wholesale fights, lots of bad language, fist shaking, etc. Here, they occasionally honk horns, but it's more to say, "here I am" than "move out of my way". I have noticed that size matters. You want to either drive something really small (motorbike) or something really big (van). The motorbikes can squeeze between everything else, and the vans get more respect than small cars. Painted lines on the roads here are more like suggestions for where you may want to consider driving than actual rules. If you choose to drive on the wrong side or down the middle because it's more convenient, that seems to be okay. There are few traffic lights, and most people ignore them anyway. I know that no matter how much time I ever spend here, I will never get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Yesterday was nothing short of an amazing day for our family. We started with attending Gospel Commission Fellowship services. Most things were spoken in Khmer, but the sermon notes were in English and the song lyrics were in both languages. The music was wonderful, and the people here really sing. The message was about Jonah and 'sleeping Christians'. It was an admonition and encouragement to us that we should obey God when he calls us to do his work. I was most struck by the prayer time. Everyone prays their own prayers, out loud, all at once. In American, there is an unwritten rule that all praying must be silent, in unison, or said by a church leader. Listening to the 'noise' of so many prayers in multiple languages, and knowing that our God is so great that He hears each individual prayer perfectly, from people all over the earth who are praying at the same time, was a humbling and awe inspiring revelation. We fellowshipped with the church members, and several missionaries after church, then headed to lunch.

After lunch, our family, along with two other Bradenton team members drove to the orphanage in Prek Eng to see 'our kids'. They prepared a beautiful umbrella dance along with several songs in English, including "The B-I-B-L-E". We all sat in a row of chairs, and each of us had a child posted behind us who rubbed, massaged, and pounded our backs (it was a real treat). After that, it was a crazy, wonderful, beautiful free-for-all of play time, ball tossing, kid tossing and swinging, hugging, and loving. I can't begin to describe how it felt to watch Jared, Zach, Tyler, and Alyssa play with and love on the kids. It was hot and humid, and everyone was dripping wet with sweat, but I think we all felt that it was one of the most special and memorable times of our lives. Our thanks to all of you who gave gifts and monies for gifts for the kids. They have so little, expect nothing, and were thrilled with everything. Their home is small, but clean. The girls sleep on blankets and mats in three small rooms, and the boys all sleep on blankets in the large middle room. Their little stacks of possessions are incredibly small. I would say that the entire sum of each child's belongings, including clothes, would fit in a single tomato box. One of the girls said to Alyssa, "I am hot, but I am happy." I think we were all struck by how happy they are and how much they want physical affection. Most of them have no personal space and enjoy being touched and held. Some of the boys are a little more reserved, but still enjoyed playing ball and frisbee. After our return to the hotel, Mike and I had to avert a mutiny as the boys ganged up on us with demands for spending more time with the kids. Our schedule is tight, but we're hoping to work in three more times together.

We started this morning with a cultural training session that was very helpful. Cambodians are very uncomfortable with public displays of affection, and mismanagement of one's feet can give offense. After training, I departed with Alyssa, Nimith (Campus Crusade administrator), and Joanne (Campus Crusade from Orlando) to the English Home school for two math workshops. The teachers were very involved and interested, and it was a good experience. Lunch was a sandwich with bologna, onions, tomato, lettuce, and eggs. Alyssa was really proud of me that I ate part of the sandwich without making any faces or throwing up. That is the first time I have eaten eggs (not baked in a cake) in probably a couple of decades. The guys all went to the Army base to teach English. We are the third team taking a two week session (we'll miss part of the second week) with the colonels. We received profiles on them written by the last team, and many were classified as either 'silent' or 'uncooperative'. That is not something we expected, so most of the men were going into today's session with a bit of anxiety.

Tomorrow, I have another math workshop with high school teachers that starts early (my body has no clue what time it is anyway, so it doesn't really matter). Then we'll be on to assist with the Army English classes.

Please continue to pray for our health, the declining condition of our intestinal tracts, and our sleep. Pray that we will not be intimidated by those who are 'uncooperative' but will persevere, love them anyway, and keep a positive attitude. Pray that we will see opportunities to share the Good News, and that the Holy Spirit will give us words that will be accepted as Truth.

Our love to you all,

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Wildmen type event for the 4th

If you are looking for a WIld thing to do on the weekend of the 4th check this out

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Your Daily Bread, Proverbs 26

1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool. 2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. 3 A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes. 6 Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool. 7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. 8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool. 9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool. 10 Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by. 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. 12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. 15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly. 17 Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own. 18 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows 19 is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!" 20 Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. 21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife. 22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts. 23 Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. 24 A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit. 25 Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart. 26 His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly. 27 If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him. 28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Friday, June 25, 2010

When you let God Down

When You Let God Down
by Max Lucado

He had turned his back on the sea to follow the Messiah. He had left the boats thinking he'd never return. But now he's back. Full circle. Same sea. Same boat. Maybe even the same spot.

But this isn't the same Peter. Three years of living with the Messiah have changed him. He's seen too much. Too many walking crippled, vacated graves, too many hours hearing his words. He's not the same Peter. It's the same Galilee, but a different fisherman.

Why did he return? What brought him back to Galilee after the crucifixion? Despair? Some think so—I don't. Hope dies hard for a man who has known Jesus. I think that's what Peter has. That's what brought him back. Hope. A bizarre hope that on the sea where he knew him first, he would know him again.

So Peter is in the boat, on the lake. Once again he's fished all night. Once again the sea has surrendered nothing.

His thoughts are interrupted by a shout from the shore. "Catch any fish?" Peter and John look up. Probably a villager. "No!" they yell. "Try the other side!" the voice yells back. John looks at Peter. What harm? So out sails the net. Peter wraps the rope around his wrist to wait.

But there is no wait. The rope pulls taut and the net catches. Peter sets his weight against the side of the boat and begins to bring in the net; reaching down, pulling up, reaching down, pulling up. He's so intense with the task, he misses the message.

John doesn't. The moment is déjà vu. This has happened before. The long night. The empty net. The call to cast again. Fish flapping on the floor of the boat. Wait a minute. He lifts his eyes to the man on the shore. "It's him," he whispers.

Then louder, "It's Jesus."

Then shouting, "It's the Lord, Peter. It's the Lord!"

Peter turns and looks. Jesus has come. Not just Jesus the teacher, but Jesus the death-defeater, Jesus the king ... Jesus the victor over darkness. Jesus the God of heaven and earth is on the shore ... and he's building a fire.

Peter plunges into the water, swims to the shore, and stumbles out wet and shivering and stands in front of the friend he betrayed. Jesus has prepared a bed of coals. Both are aware of the last time Peter had stood near a fire. Peter had failed God, but God had come to him.

For one of the few times in his life, Peter is silent. What words would suffice? The moment is too holy for words. God is offering breakfast to the friend who betrayed him. And Peter is once again finding grace at Galilee.

What do you say at a moment like this?

What do you say at a moment such as this?

It's just you and God. You and God both know what you did. And neither one of you is proud of it. What do you do?

You might consider doing what Peter did. Stand in God's presence. Stand in his sight. Stand still and wait. Sometimes that's all a soul can do. Too repentant to speak, but too hopeful to leave—we just stand.

Stand amazed.

He has come back.

He invites you to try again. This time, with him.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Value of a Brother


I have been traveling since last Friday and things have been rough, not sure how to explain it but this has been a tough trip. I have been praying but I felt that my prayers were not being heard, I just never had any peace and my back was really bothering me, the pain kept getting worse each day.

I called one of brothers and told him what was going on, actually we spoke about other stuff and then after we prayed I then opened up to him about what was going on and he gave me great counsel and then prayed for me again. Why is it that when we need help we are sometimes afraid to ask for it. I share this with you to encourage you that when you are hurting or lost do NOT be afraid to call a brother and ask for help or for him to pray for you.

What he told me after was that he was blessed because I asked him to pray for me and help me. The bible says that with many advisors plans will succceed and I think that also extends to this situation, with many brothers your life will be richly blessed.

I am in the Atlanta airport heading homme right now and look forward to seeing you all next week.


Breaking strongholds

I was reading this today and thought that it was worth sharing:

Removing Hindrances

"But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us" (1 John 4:18-19).

I was in another country and had just completed a teaching on how spiritual strongholds (2 Cor 10:4) can hinder us from fulfilling our destinies. A woman approached me at the end of the meeting and asked me if I could join her and her friend for lunch so that she could learn more. I just happened to be available, so I agree to join them. I noticed the woman was slightly overweight and exhibited extremely high energy and was aggressive.

Before she began asking me questions I asked her to tell me about her relationship she had with her father. "Why in the world would you ask me such a question? What does that have to do with spiritual strongholds?" I pressed her for the answer to my question.

"I have an awful relationship with my father. He says I'm fat and that I'll never amount to anything." I responded gently to her statement: "Jennifer, you have a generational stronghold of rejection. You try to mask it by trying to be successful in business. Your aggressive nature is rooted in a fear of failure because you've lived your whole life trying to win the approval of your father through performance. I want you to know you are totally loved and accepted by your Heavenly Father. You can stop trying to win his favor."

Immediately, she began to weep in the middle of the restaurant. Her friend was intrigued by what was I was saying. "No one has ever told me this but what you say is true." We prayed for God to destroy the stronghold of fear and rejection in her life through the blood of Jesus Christ.

She walked out of the restaurant that day with a new sense of love and acceptance.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


We are pleased to announce that our next 5th Tuesday Celebration will be held at Grace Family Church in Lutz! This will be on the 5th Tuesday of this month, June 29th at 6:45pm.

We expect at least six different local men’s groups to be represented. This is going to be an outstanding night! If you are part of a Wildmen group within an hour’s driving distance, you should be there. This is one of the foundational gatherings of Wildmen – attending 5th Tuesday celebrations in your area.

For directions to Grace Family church, click here

We will be carpooling from Woodland and will leave promptly at 5:15. If your feeling dangerous you can ride with me...kidding...maybe.


Men, our fellow Wildman and brother Evan Dawson has a great blog site and is a must read for us all. I will try to get a permanent link up to our, but meanwhile here is the place to go. www.thirdoptionmen.org

Add this to your favorites as it is continually being updated with good writings.

Cambodian Mission Trip

Hello men, I leave on 6/24 for a mission trip to Cambodia as part of a team for the Executive Ministries of Campus Crusade. We will be working closely with 43 colonels in the Cambodian military to teach them English, share our faith with them, and conduct a marriage seminar. /we will be in country for 2 weeks returning to the US on 7/13. Please pray for us to do God's mighty work as we trust Him in areas for which we are not prepared by our knowledge and skills. We are way out of our comfort zone on this trip so this places us where God alone can make things happen - sounds like a very good thing! Pray for us to be open to His will and knowledge and for Him to work through us. We also request prayers for safety, health and a good spirit within the team.

I will deeply miss all of you and will be praying for the ministry here in Florida.

God bless, Billy

Prayer Request


Please pray for my friend, Craig Menke. Some of you may remember him as the former owner of the Serving Spoon restaurants. He is also my former partner and best friend Todd Menke's little brother, husband to Natasha and father of five children.

He had surgery to remove a brain tumor today and although the doctors got 99% of it, it was cancerous, and the part that is left is very aggressive. Craig will undergo radiation and chemotherapy.

He and his whole family could use our support.

I pray the Lord walk them through this, and heal Craig.

Thank you for your prayers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

From Frank

I am in North Carolina this week guys fly fishing with my boys. There has not been a day go by when I did not think of each one of you. I keep thinking, "man how cool it would be to have a Wildmens week up here". Then I snap back to reality by my 4 year old son asking me to untangle his line!. Happy Brothers Day to each of you....with love and respect..Frank Bybee

From David

Be the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, he's up!" Brother, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love the ones who don't just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it.

todays message

"Judge not, that ye be not judged." Matthew 7:1

Jesus says regarding judging - Don't. The average Christian is the most penetratingly critical individual. Criticism is a part of the ordinary faculty of man; but in the spiritual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism. The effect of criticism is a dividing up of the powers of the one criticized; the Holy Ghost is the only One in the true position to criticize, He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting and wounding. It is impossible to enter into communion with God when you are in a critical temper; it makes you hard and vindictive and cruel, and leaves you with the flattering unction that you are a superior person. Jesus says, as a disciple cultivate the uncritical temper. It is not done once and for all. Beware of anything that puts you in the superior person's place.

There is no getting away from the penetration of Jesus. If I see the mote in your eye, it means I have a beam in my own. Every wrong thing that I see in you, God locates in me. Every time I judge, I condemn myself (see Romans 2:17-20). Stop having a measuring rod for other people. There is always one fact more in every man's case about which we know nothing. The first thing God does is to give us a spiritual spring-cleaning; there is no possibility of pride left in a man after that. I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.

This was a great discussion topic today and what I took away was that when I have a critical spirit then God has one towards me. Usually what I point out in others is something that I do myself. Focus on your plank in your own eye was my revelation today.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A brother needs a job

For those of you that were at Wildmen on the 15th you may remember Cory he was one of the 6 first time guests. He was with us for a reason and that night he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

He is 25 years old and is a hard worker and is looking for employmnet. If you have any openings please contact him at rainwaterdevelopment.wa.fl@gmail.com

He is a new brother and if you can help him that would be great.


Reminder about tomorrow

Just wanted to remind and re invite you to the UN bible study tomorrow morning. I call it the UN because it is not like any bible study you have been to in the past. We simply ready the daily devotional from Oswald Chambers and talk about it and how it relates to what we are facing today.

The first week was great because it spoke about having a check in our spirit and when we do we should NOT DO IT, and not try to rationalize why it would be OK. There is no grey area.

Tomorrow the reading is:

"Judge not, that ye be not judged." Matthew 7:1

Jesus says regarding judging - Don't. The average Christian is the most penetratingly critical individual. Criticism is a part of the ordinary faculty of man; but in the spiritual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism. The effect of criticism is a dividing up of the powers of the one criticized; the Holy Ghost is the only One in the true position to criticize, He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting and wounding. It is impossible to enter into communion with God when you are in a critical temper; it makes you hard and vindictive and cruel, and leaves you with the flattering unction that you are a superior person. Jesus says, as a disciple cultivate the uncritical temper. It is not done once and for all. Beware of anything that puts you in the superior person's place.

There is no getting away from the penetration of Jesus. If I see the mote in your eye, it means I have a beam in my own. Every wrong thing that I see in you, God locates in me. Every time I judge, I condemn myself (see Romans 2:17-20). Stop having a measuring rod for other people. There is always one fact more in every man's case about which we know nothing. The first thing God does is to give us a spiritual spring-cleaning; there is no possibility of pride left in a man after that. I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.

We start at 8:15 at 6371 Business Blvd suite 108 Sarasota FL, 34242

Hope to see you there,


Monday, June 14, 2010

This Week

If your reading this you've found your way to our blog site. We have made a few changes and hope you like them. If you have any questions or comments you can email them to Sarasota@WildmenMinistry.com. Also use this address to request permission to be an author on this blog. Opinions are like....let's just say we welcome input.

If you haven't already, take a minute and Get Plugged In on the left side of the blog. This way the next time we all go shooting at Knights Trail Park or have a Men at Movies night you'll know about it, ahead of time.

Tomorrow night is the sixth and final night of the Andy Stanley series "It Came from Within." Great video you won't want to miss. The following week we will have a Link ceremony and something completely different, followed by the Fifth Tuesday Celebration in Tampa on June 28th.

Lastly, the new Wildmen cards have arrived and will be available tomorrow night. An easy way to invite a man to the gathering. Never leave home without them. Remember to keep your brothers in prayer, see y'all tomorrow night.

Perception Is Not Reality

Perception Is Not Reality
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Monday, June 14 2010

"The lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken." - Job 4:10
In the advertising business we often say that "perception is reality" for the person who views our advertising message. It does not matter whether the audience believes the message to be true, only that they perceive it to be true. Their actions will be the same whether they believe it or only perceive it.

The enemy of our souls is very good at this game. He may bring on us what we perceive to be true when it is a lie. It may appear that there is no way around a situation. He may bring great fear on us. When we buy into his lie, we believe only what we have chosen to perceive to be true. It usually has no basis of truth. Such was the case when Peter looked on the waters during a night boat journey with the other disciples. At first glance, he and the disciples screamed with fear, thinking that what they saw was a ghost. It was actually Jesus.

Satan's name means "accuser." He travels to and fro to accuse the brethren. He brings an impressive front to all he does, yet behind that front is a weak, toothless lion with a destination that has already been prepared in the great abyss. He knows his destination, but he wants to bring as many with him as possible; so he often has a big roar, but little bite.

The next time some event comes into your life that creates fear and trembling, first determine the source. Look past the emotions and evaluate the situation in light of God's Word. Perception is not always reality.

Prayer for Today

Father God, thank You for Your Word which lights my path and guides my steps. I choose to put my trust and hope in You today. Thank You for bringing restoration into my life as I keep my heart and mind stayed on You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Are you going through a difficult time?

In the Old Testament when this scripture was written, God's people were going through a very dark time. They were being held captive against their will and mistreated by other nations. God sent this word to encourage them and give them hope for their future. When the time came, God was faithful to His Word!

Are you going through a difficult time today? Let this word bring you encouragement, too. God wants to give you double for your trouble. He is the God of restoration—that means He's not going to just repay you for every wrong done, He's going to go above and beyond and make things even better than they were before.

If you are facing challenges today or going through a time of adversity, remember, it's always darkest just before the dawn appears. Your days are destined to shine brighter because God is faithful. As you stay in faith and are obedient to His Word, you'll receive double for your trouble and see His promises come to pass!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Staggering Numbers

Check out these devastating results from the last census (www.parents4justice.us):

-Girls without a father in their life are two and a half times as likely to get pregnant and 53 percent more likely to commit suicide.

-Boys without a father in their life are 63 percent more likely to run away and 37 percent more likely to abuse drugs.

-Both girls and boys are twice as likely to drop out of high school, twice as likely to end up in jail and nearly four times as likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems.

In Matthew chapter 28, Jesus gives us one of the greatest commands of all time - "Go ye therefore and make disciples!"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Morning bible study

Thursday morning if you are in the lakewood ranch area and would like to join us for a bible study (more of a open discusssion) please join us:

6371 Business Blvd
Suite 108
Sarasota, FL 34240
941 907 4132


Monday, June 7, 2010

Another job opening

Guys this is an email that came to me from my C12 group, take a look:

We are trying to hire a new Project Coordinator in our Sarasota office. This is an administrative assistant to a project management team. They are working largely at a computer in what is becoming a paperless environment. We use Microsoft office products, timberline accounting and a document imaging system for invoices and other paper information.

We have a couple of really good ones working for us that are in the $30,000 to $35,000 range now.

Karen is taking resumes and conducting interviews.

Thank you,

John Wiseman

CORE Construction Services of Florida, LLC
6320 Tower Lane - Sarasota, FL 34240-8809
P: 941.552.0240/F: 941.552.0245

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hearing His Voice

Hearing His Voice
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman

"He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God." - John 8:47

Jesus said that the key to being able to hear God's voice is first to be one of His children. One of the great mysteries of the universe to my logical mind is how God can communicate with six billion people on the earth at the same time. It is one of those mysteries I must let go of because my "hard drive" would crash if I had to explain and understand this before I believed and trusted in Him. It is as though God places a computer chip in each human being, and when we place our faith and trust in Him, it becomes activated. We begin to communicate with Him. Jesus says that if we are children of God, then we can hear God's voice. He further explains this relationship in the following parable:

"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice (John 10:1-5)."
The Shepherd is always representative of Christ. Sheep are representative of God's children. This passage tells us that the Shepherd communicates with His children. We are called by name and we can listen to our Shepherd's voice. There is another comforting aspect to this relationship. The Shepherd goes before the sheep to prepare the way. Jesus has already gone before us today to prepare our way.

Knowing the Shepherd and His voice allows us to have the assurance that we will not be fooled by another shepherd's voice. The sheep know His voice. It is only when we are dull of hearing that we mistakenly hear another's voice and follow it. Sin can create a poor frequency in our communication with the Shepherd. Make sure your frequency is free of static (sin) today so that the Shepherd can lead you and go before you.

Finally, distractions can also keep us from hearing our Shepherd's voice. When the sheep get entangled in the fence or wander off, they get too far away to hear the Shepherd's voice. We must stay in close proximity to the Shepherd to hear His voice. Stay close to the Shepherd today. Listen and follow. He wants to lead you.

Job Opening

Tri Count Air Conditioning

Customer service/phone sales representatives. Full time. Full benefits which include health insurance, holiday pay and 401k match.
Average reps earn 14$/hr to 15$/hr.

Please email resume to Billy@tricountyair.com or fill out application at 1080 Enterprise Ct Nokomis. 34275

Also wanted experienced service technicians and change out installeds. Average pay ranges from 50,000$/yr to 75,000$/yr.

Athletes for Christ

Athletes for Christ
Jose is working hard to get this program going and he has opened registration for Fall Football for ages 5 to 12. If you are interested in having your son play in a Christ centered league please contact Jose at 224.0833 or email him at josefjc@yahoo.com.


Please spread the word.

Friday, June 4, 2010

This is a CNN video that you should watch and share

The Cave People

The Cave People
by Max Lucado

He came to the world that was his own, but his own people did not accept him.
John 1:11

LONG AGO, OR maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe in a dark, cold cavern.

The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were mournful, but the people didn't know it, for they had never known joy. The spirit in the cave was death, but the people didn't know it, for they had never known life.

But then, one day, they heard a different voice. "I have heard your cries," it announced. "I have felt your chill and seen your darkness. I have come to help."

The cave people grew quiet. They had never heard this voice. Hope sounded strange to their ears. "How can we know you have come to help?"

"Trust me," he answered. "I have what you need."

The cave people peered through the darkness at the figure of the stranger. He was stacking something, then stooping and stacking more.

"What are you doing?" one cried, nervous.

The stranger didn't answer.

"What are you making?" one shouted even louder.

Still no response.

"Tell us!" demanded a third.

The visitor stood and spoke in the direction of the voices. "I have what you need." With that he turned to the pile at his feet and lit it. Wood ignited, flames erupted, and light filled the cavern.

The cave people turned away in fear. "Put it out!" they cried. "It hurts to see it."

"Light always hurts before it helps," he answered. "Step closer. The pain will soon pass."

"Not I," declared a voice.

"Nor I," agreed a second.

"Only a fool would risk exposing his eyes to such light."

The stranger stood next to the fire. "Would you prefer the darkness? Would you prefer the cold? Don't consult your fears. Take a step of faith."

For a long time no one spoke. The people hovered in groups covering their eyes. The fire builder stood next to the fire. "It's warm here," he invited.

"He's right," one from behind him announced. "It's warmer." The stranger turned and saw a figure slowly stepping toward the fire. "I can open my eyes now," she proclaimed. "I can see."

"Come closer," invited the fire builder.

She did. She stepped into the ring of light. "It's so warm!" She extended her hands and sighed as her chill began to pass.

"Come, everyone! Feel the warmth," she invited.

"Silence, woman!" cried one of the cave dwellers. "Dare you lead us into your folly? Leave us. Leave us and take your light with you."

She turned to the stranger. "Why won't they come?"

"They choose the chill, for though it's cold, it's what they know. They'd rather be cold than change."

"And live in the dark?"

"And live in the dark."

The now-warm woman stood silent. Looking first at the dark, then at the man.

"Will you leave the fire?" he asked.

She paused, then answered, "I cannot. I cannot bear the cold." Then she spoke again. "But nor can I bear the thought of my people in darkness."

"You don't have to," he responded, reaching into the fire and removing a stick. "Carry this to your people. Tell them the light is here, and the light is warm. Tell them the light is for all who desire it."

And so she took the small flame and stepped into the shadows.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Prayer request...

I had to give some administrative disciplinary action to an employee today. I just found out in the midst of doing this, that this guy is going through a divorce. He has been married for ten years...
This was devastating news, and it was very hard for me to conduct procedure knowing how this man's personal life was being effected. I'm asking all of you to pray for Louis and his family. I pray the Lord can mend this torn relationship and restore this marriage. It will take a miracle but, we all know He's in the miracle business!

Thanks brother's,

You are invited

We will be starting a Bible Study tomorrow morning at 8:00AM to 9:00AM at our office in Lakewood Ranch at 6371 Business Blvd Suite 108. We are going to read the daily reading from "My Utmost for his Highest" and then discuss it.

Take University East, cross over Lakewood Ranch Blvd (major intersection) then get in right lane, Business blvd is the 1st right when you go over LWR Blvd. Be ready because when you make the right turn onto Business you will have to make a quick left (about 50 feet) into our drive. We are in the RTI Insurance building and it faces University.

See you there.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Worth Watching Psalm 23

Check this out


Live feed of American Eagles

Check out this live feed of Eagles in their nest: