Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.
My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
A reprimand is in order here as we read this verse today,
Because it's very important the things we daily say.
How sad to hear cursing from believers; this should never be,
Let's learn to only bless because to this we all agree.
For Jesus sake let's clean up our speech and don't use bad language again,
By doing this we'll please the Lord, and be happier than we've ever been.
Ralph & Margie Poulson
September 29, 2014
Do Not Boast About Tomorrow. Come now, you who say,
"Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city,
spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit";
whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow.
For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time
and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say,
"If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."
Some people act like they run the show, and no one can change their plans,
They really think they are in control, and all that they do is in their hands.
But God has a different story to tell, and we hope you will listen today,
The Lord really runs the affairs of life, and we must learn to do things His way.
Please don't boast about what you will do, because you really do not know,
How God can change your man-made plan, and stop it or make it go slow.
Our life is so fragile, I'm sure you agree, so give your plans to the Lord,
Let Him plan your day and just follow Him, and your day He will reward.
"From a Canoe to a Chevy." Brazil: Memories and Ministries
(by Ralph Poulson)
Now available in eBook format and in paperback at:
Barnes & Noble
|MT BAKER VIEW FROM CHURCH ROAD - A SHORT DISTANCE FROM OUR HOUSE
|It was a thrill to write this book about our
life and ministry in Brazil.
We know you will enjoy the 200 stories of
the interesting experiences we had
while serving the Lord there.
Our prayer is that this book will be a
blessing to all who read it.
|Reasons to read this book:
Unusual stories from Brazil.
Personal issues missionaries face on foreign soil.
Each chapter is a complete story telling the happenings in Brazil the way they
How God introduced us to dear Brazilian friends.
The stories of men and women who met Jesus Christ will thrill you.
Spiritual lessons conclude each chapter.
I have known Ralph and Margie Poulson from the time I was a child and have
been enriched spiritually by the testimony of their ministries. This book, written
in a humble, God-honoring way, takes the reader into the heart of missions. That
is a good place to be.
Laurel Hicks, Litt.D, editor, A Beka Book (retired)
I've never encountered a book written by missionaries that was more
informative, encouraging, and full of suspense. It was bits and pieces from Ralph
& Margie Poulson’s life in Brazil that I had heard, and their testimonies when
they returned home, that encouraged me to join the mission field ten years ago.
Helen Steele, Greek Bible College in Greece.
Dr. Roy B. Zuck:
These stories give an interesting picture of your life in Brazil. The chapters are
well written. They gave me a new appreciation for your ministry.
(Dr. Roy B. Zuck, senior professor emeritus of Bible Exposition and editor of
Bibliotheca Sacra, Dallas Theological Seminary, died March 16, 2013. This
endorsement is from the emails from him.)
Ralph and Marjorie served with ABWE in Brazil for 25 years in the Amazon, and
then Natal, directing the Berean Baptist Seminary. He was pastor of First Baptist
Church in Ferndale, Washington for eighteen years. Shepherds Baptist
Ministries enlisted him to represent them on the west coast. Their daughter Joy
died in 2013. Their son Rawlie, and wife Gina have 3 children: Nathan, Benny