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Circumcise My Heart

I have walked the road of life and have covered many miles. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have at times been a king and a fool. But at the age of 15 I met a man Who changed my life with pure love and forgiveness and with helping hands…


I was just wandering around with no place to live, no place to eat or call home. His hands reached down and led me into a place of peace, and He started to guide my steps.

From that time on, as long as I followed His ways, by His power I was able to turn my life around, and everything got better. A job, the army, a wife and children, an even better job and better skills. At times I would fall back into the old ways and dig myself into a hole, but He was always there. He reached down and lifted me up again and put me back on the path He had for me.

Now the sun has set on part of my life with the passing of my wife of 58 years. Dark clouds came and, again, I was alone but not lost. I asked Him for help, and JESUS heard my cry. I didn’t know what I was going to do.

A short time later the dark clouds lifted, and the Son began to shine. He blessed me with a new wife with wisdom and a loving heart for God; a beauty to my eyes like I have never seen before. He told her what I needed and how to show me His ways. Now the darkness is all gone and is replaced with a new joy and peace and closeness to Him that I have needed for a long time. He is showing me that to live with Him in eternity is not accomplished by what my hands do, but by what His love and sacrifice has already done. He is circumcising my heart.

I’m out of a dark valley now and climbing to the top of the mountain to meet Him there forever.

Written by Jack Reed Palmer, Copyright © 6-9-15. All Rights Reserved.
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You Don’t Have to Stop Walking Just Because You Fall Down

When you were a child and just learning to stand up, you held on to anything that you could get hold of, and mom and dad helped.

Pretty soon you could stand alone, then you took your first steps.

All of this time there was mom or dad to catch you if you fell, and help you up; they gave you encouragement and told you how much they loved you.

This phase will go on throughout your lifetime; only, as you get older, the falls sometimes get harder.  These are the times you need help the most. At times like these, if you have put your life in God’s hands He will be your mother and father.  Just as you trusted your earthly mom and dad, you only have to cry out to Him in faith, and His hands will reach down and lift you back up.

He will tell you how much He loves you and encourage you to go on.  He is there to guide and help you, giving you hope and peace, to carry on through your life.

But if you haven’t given your life and heart to Him, you are like the child who falls and can’t get up and cries in sorrow because he is left alone.

God never leaves us alone, even when we don’t see Him, He is there.

If your cry for help is sincere, He will hear and answer you.  If you walk in His ways and His Love, He will always be there when you need Him.

He will allow you to think on what has happened or what you have done. During this time, His Spirit will teach you about the mistakes you have made so you can avoid these same things if they ever come up again.

The earlier you learn about Jesus in life and put your trust in Him, the easier to handle will be the mistakes and falls. In Jesus, you will get through them no matter what they are.


Written by Jack R. Palmer, Copyright © 5-19-15. All Rights Reserved.
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Lasting Truths

Fear is a “dead” end.

Faith has a future.

(For the Redeemed) the very last breath you take on earth is the very first breath you take in Heaven.

Written by Jack Palmer, Copyright © 10-16-01. All Rights Reserved.
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