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Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on March 18, 2018 by paulthepoke

Those that stay humble have peace & happiness. They are often not disappointed because they are grounded. Those living in humbleness will be blessed. Stay humble.

1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time.


Now is the perfect time to forgive & mend a broken relationship. When you are truly able to forgive, it will bring so much peace into your life. Sometimes it may not be healthy to have certain people in our lives, but we still need to forgive them, for the peace it brings us. Forgive others as God has forgiven us. Seek peace!

Mark 11:25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your father also who is in Heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Be humble, have a forgiving week my friends!!!


Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , on March 11, 2018 by paulthepoke

frog circumstancesYour circumstances will not define you. How you react will say a lot. Not everything in life will be peachy & there will be those that will say & do things to push your buttons. Sometimes this will be out of jealousy because they don’t want you to succeed. Sometimes it’s happens in a controlling relationship. The only control you need to worry about is how you control your reactions. A bad circumstance or situation won’t last. Someone being jealous & pushing your buttons is the fool. Let them be the only fool by not reacting out of frustration or anger. Find & keep faith & peace in truth.

Proverbs 12:16 The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult.

Proverbs 16:32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.

Have an awesome week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , on March 4, 2018 by paulthepoke

joyWhere there is joy, there is hope. When you can find joy in your day no matter what is happening, there is hope of good to come. Focus on the good that brings joy. If you continually do this, the bad seems so very little & unimportant. A thankful heart brings joy & that is good medicine.

Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace of believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.

Have a joyful week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2018 by paulthepoke

parentingIn light of some of the horrific incidents in our world recently & in recent years, these thoughts are on my mind. The most important job you could have in this life is being a parent. You no longer make choices just for you when you become a parent. Being a parent should never be looked at as a sacrifice, it’s a privilege that sadly not all get that chance. I know that when life seems to be getting me down, when I focus on my children, everything gets better. We are leaving this world to our children, make sure they are prepared to succeed. Make sure they learn respect & love. There are many books on raising children, but what works for one child may not work for the next. The only perfect book on raising children is the Bible in my opinion. Put our children first.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Have a great week my friends!!!

Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2018 by paulthepoke

I try not to respond to tragedy with a knee jerk reaction to what’s in my head at that moment. I want time to think, to pray, to seek answers & usually seek those in the Bible. First & foremost, I’m as saddened as anyone by the horrific killings of children in Florida & anywhere else we have had them.

We DO NOT have a gun issue, we have a HEART issue. A MORAL issue. A lack of GOD issue.

In the book of Genesis, Cain killed his brother Abel. God didn’t ban stones or knives. He said, “Thou shall not murder.”

In the book of Luke, Jesus told his disciples during their last meeting to take their purses & swords with them & if they didn’t have a sword to sell their clothes to buy one. He knew they’d need to protect themselves from those who were evil.

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Some of you will say that was then, this is now. Some will say a knife is different than an AR-15. Maybe so, but the Bible is still the book of life for me. Our forefathers knew we would need guns to protect ourselves from evil. That’s why they wrote the 2nd amendment. Automatic weapons have been illegal for almost 100 years. Drugs have been illegal forever. An evil person will not obey the law.Do we need some kind of reform? Maybe so. Maybe it needs to be harder to purchase an AR type weapon, but those that purchase them legally are not usually they ones we have to worry about. Yes, the kid in Florida purchased his weapon legally. A permit is not required in Florida.

Do we need more mental health evaluations for those purchasing these types of weapons? Maybe so. There were signs of this shooter & others that they were capable of something horrific. The FBI knew, but dropped the ball.

We need to stop pointing fingers, stop politicizing these incidents, stop listening to the media, stop taking God out of America, & start teaching morals again. Teach the value of human lives. Teach love.


I’m a big supporter of the NRA, but we need to keep big business out of politics. Stop allowing big business to line the pockets of politicians, just to push their agendas.

I want our country back to what it was when I was a little kid. Back to being like Mayberry & Andy Griffith. Back to what it was before we took God out of schools & everywhere else. We didn’t have mass shootings & killings like this back before God was taken out of everything. Stop feeling entitled & teach love!!

A Matter of the Heart…

Posted in Culture, Our Daily Bread, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2018 by paulthepoke

Authors: Paul Beverly, Paul Lehr

Genesis 4:8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.

The first recorded death of a human being was a murder. The Bible does not state the instrument used in the murder.

Some conjecture Cain used a knife. John tells us in his epistle the death was violent. The Greek word σφάζω/sphadzo was used for “murder”. It means: slay, kill by violence, slaughter, wound mortally. -Strong’s Concordance

1 John 3:12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.

The extra Biblical text of Jubilees 4:31 indicates a rock was used. “He (Cain) killed Abel with a stone.”

Does it really matter the instrument used in the murder? God did not respond by passing a law controlling the use of rocks or knives. He spoke against murdering a fellow human being.

Exodus 20:13 You shall not murder.

The violence and mass slaughter at a Florida school this past week were tragic. Seventeen people were murdered. This past week, a gun was used. What will be used in the future? A knife, poisonous gas, missiles, nuclear weapons, whatever…

Politicizing the event with the issue(s) of the day is a distraction and not productive. Until people give a rip for all humanity, this behavior is going to continue to happen.

The issue is the human heart.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” -Jesus

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There is an answer.

Love unconditionally. Love unselfishly. Love without expectation. Love without fear. Love with all your heart. Love with your thoughts. Love with your actions. Love in truth. Love is contagious. Love BIG. Love conquers all!

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It (love) does not boast, it (love) is not proud. It (love) does not dishonor others, it (love) is not self-seeking, it (love) is not easily angered, it (love) keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It (love) always protects, (lovealways trusts, (love) always hopes, (love) always perseveres.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.



Our Daily Bread…Featuring Paul Beverly

Posted in Our Daily Bread with tags , , on February 11, 2018 by paulthepoke

Forgiveness is something I struggled with for years. I finally figured out it wasn’t necessarily for them, but for me. I needed to forgive to be able to let go & move on. Not forgiving leaves us stuck in the same place. Also, I had to learn to forgive myself & stop beating myself up. We need to learn to forgive as quickly as we want God to forgive us. Forgiveness brings peace.


Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have something against anyone, so that your Father also who is in Heaven may forgive you of your trespasses.

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Have a forgiving week my friends!!!


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