When I was in high school. . .I was asked to speak at our local Rotary Club because I was actively involved in politics.

For those who are not familiar with the Rotary Club. . .it’s a service organization like the Lions, the Kiwanis, the Civitans, the Moose, Goose and got loose.  Just kidding about the last two.

Most of these service organizations meet once a week for lunch…hear a speaker and interact with each other.  Before social media…it was a great way to meet leaders in a local community and be involved in local projects.

My visit to the LaGrange, North Carolina Rotary Club was a wonderful experience.  I was given a book which I still have today. . .somewhere in my collection.

The title was I Dare You written by William H. Danforth of the Nestle Purina fortune.  It helped to stir me outside my comfort zone. . .long before I knew what a comfort zone was.

We live in interesting, challenging, sinful times of unparalleled conflict.

I think it’s obvious . . . that the soul of our nation is literally at stake.

Pagan religions are celebrated and esteemed above the Judeo-Christian values that have shaped us as a people and a nation.

Some of the presidential candidates and government officials believe that if you’ve been successful your wealth needs to be redistributed to those who have less and even those who don’t work at all. And, by the way, you don’t get to choose who it’s given to.

Redistribution of wealth is mentioned in the scriptures in Matthew 25 when the money held by the wicked servant was given to the one who had been an effective steward.  But that’s another teaching.

Let’s establish this point. . .our nation is facing a financial and spiritual famine.   In the midst of all the economic uncertainty. . .it’s time to dig a new well.

Your future is better than your past.  No matter how good or bad your past may have been you have the scriptural assurance that your future is brighter.

You’ve got to know the God who is bigger than any problem you face. . .or any adversity of the enemy. . .He isn’t through with you yet.  Not only that. . .BUT GOD has great plans for you.

Two years ago, I read a great book by Pastor Stan Toler entitled “The Buzzards Are Circling But God Is Not Through With Me Yet.”

Remember this!  Enemy attacks against you may have been relentless BUT GOD is not through with you yet.

The enemy can try to take you out. . .but He can’t because, you win.

Breast cancer tried to take me out. . .but it didn’t.  Over the years, other attacks of the enemy have failed. . .and you know what. . .they always will.

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.