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Plain Talk from the Porch with Keith Taylor

Why not me Lord!

Posted by KTaylor on June 12th, 2019

Hello folks,we at Crossmembers recently learned that brother Bruce Fine has cancer & will be given chemo & radiation treatment. This past Monday I spent some time with Bruce at our local cancer center as he began his treatment,watching & hearing Bruce interact with others reminded me that only within the light of Christ,can someone be totally equipped to not only go through but to overcome a rough stretch of road within life’s journey. I’ve heard when battling any disease,sickness and or illness especially cancer,attitude is more than half the battle. With that being tha case,the type cancer Bruce has is in for an “out behind tha barn whopping” the kind Clemson put on Bama last season(for you Bruce). As God’s Holy Word teaches us the joy of salvation is not circumstantial nor situational. Over many years within worship,daily life & through the workings of this ministry,I’ve personally seen how God speaks in many ways. One of which is life’s example from others. Those who constantly reveal a stability & 100% reliance on God that’s needed to navigate life’s cliffy path. My friends,Bruce is that example. No matter the situation or circumstance he seeks to share the gospel & love of Jesus Christ with all that he may cross paths with.My friends, Bruce is a “why not me,Lord” servant. The one that says,send me (Isaiah 6:8).  To many that read this article joyful & cancer won’t go together but to the “why not me,Lord” servant it will reveal the eternal victory found through salvation.Lets all join together as we lift up our brother Bruce Fine in prayer,keeping him and others alike before God’s throne of healing & mercy. For those who have prayer request,it is our blessing when ask to pray.

in Christ

Keith

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by KTaylor on May 13th, 2018

Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers around the world,especially to my mom in Heaven. A special thank you to my wife,the mother of our two sons.May we all realize the true value of our mother’s unconditional love.

in Christ

Keith

God’s love poured out within Correction.

Posted by KTaylor on April 6th, 2018

Rest assured that when the need arises the Holy Spirit will definitely adjust our thought process,thank God. Earlier this evening I received one finely tuned adjustment. Any other time I would have had some of our “Crossmember care packages” in the car but today I didn’t.Anyway,In a hurry after picking up dinner I ran in the DG to grab some buns & chips. Leaving the store I seen a young man walking along side the car parked next to us. By tha time I got to our car,opened the door,he was standing right at the car door. In a low voice he ask if I would give him some money,I hurriedly replied sorry,got in the car & proceeded to leave the parking lot. Before we had gotten to the railroad tracks(on Hayne street) the Holy Spirit was speaking & I needed to listen. He was feeding me but it wasn’t with the takeout in tha car. In loving but stern fashion He reminded me,pricking my heart,reiterating it’s our responsibility to care for those less fortunate,to love thy neighbor more than myself,even when in a hurry.I immediately turned around & headed back to the DG. When we pulled back in the young man was standing on the sidewalk,I motioned him over to tha car window. Handing him cash,I shared with him that The good Lord had told me to bring money back to him,he smiled. I said get ya some supper & God bless. Pulling out I glanced back,he was going into the store.  I’m sharing this to praise God.Giving testimony of His faithfulness to teach & even remind when need be. He continues drawing us closer & He never waivers. It’s sharing His message in anyway possible so that others may see Him revealed that’s truly important. His love is wonderful,even when it’s poured out within correction. Praise God.

in Christ

Keith