Thursday, January 18, 2024

TIDBITS of TRUTH: from PSALM 46 and 1 PETER 1

PSALM 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble

The blessedness of strength is never so appreciated as when one recognizes how truly weak one is. We all experience this when we come out of an illness or surgery that brings us to a state of weakness. Once health is regained, it feels so comforting and secure.

Only when dangers in life are so intimate in their threats that a refuge is cherished.

Thursday, January 4, 2024



8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast

Monday, December 11, 2023


check out the audio teaching, courtesy of SHINE BRIGHT Church here!

As marvelous and wonderful as Oz was, all Dorothy kept saying to everyone was, “I want to go home!”

E.T. was intent on “phone home” so he could leave this strange place called Earth (though he made some friends here) and return to where he belonged.

On the other end of that scale, there is that place called Narnia where the Pevensie children saw incredible wonders and met Aslan and knew a life that they couldn’t have known otherwise. Even when they returned to their home in England, there was a yearning for something more, something better, something that met their longing like nothing of this mundane reality could.

Monday, August 14, 2023


The following is a series of short exhortations, brief commentary, and writings to convey thoughtful meditation on God's Word. I have chosen the Gospel of John as the subject. I pray that these will be a blessing and an edification for the saints.

JOHN 7:14-17
14 Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, "How does this Man know letters, having never studied?" 16 Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. 17 "If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.

Thursday, July 27, 2023


We here at TTUF have dealt with the issue of persecution before with ARE YOU PERSECUTION PROOF? and FIGHTING FIRE With FIRE – PREPARING For PERSECUTION For RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE. Also, The PORTENT of PERSECUTION and PERILOUS TIMES and CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION: PERILOUS TIMES AHEAD. Also found on our primary website we have a series LIVING In The LAST DAYS – which deals with, among other things, the persecution of the church.

As the days here in America the Once Beautiful and Brave grow ever darker with alarming rapidity to become America the Baneful and Brutal, it’s only a matter of time that we who are children of light will be confronted by the children of darkness who hate the Light that dwells in and emanates from our lives (MATT 5:16) and subsequently persecuted by them, just as they persecute the church in other lands, and have done so throughout history.

JOHN 3:20
For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed

Saturday, June 10, 2023

YouthFire! June 2023 Newsletter - Things As They Are


Things As They Are

June 2023

Dear Friends,

When I came to El Paso in 1987, it was a life assignment from the Lord. I drove here in my VW Beetle packed with most of my worldly goods, and that’s all. By faith I rented an apartment and waited on God for His orders.

Within a month He opened up the doors for me to become involved in a ministry called the WATCH Network, headed by Sue Joyner, a Christian lady who felt called of God to minister to churches about the dangers of the occult on our kids. 

Monday, May 22, 2023


MALACHI 1:6-14
6 "A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence? says the LORD of hosts To you priests who despise My name. Yet you say, 'In what way have we despised Your name?' 7 "You offer defiled food on My altar. But say, 'In what way have we defiled You?' By saying, 'The table of the LORD is contemptible.' 8 And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, Is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, Is it not evil? Offer it then to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you favorably?" says the LORD of hosts. 9 "But now entreat God's favor, That He may be gracious to us. While this is being done by your hands, Will He accept you favorably?" says the LORD of hosts. 10 "Who is there even among you who would shut the doors, So that you would not kindle fire on My altar in vain? I have no pleasure in you," says the LORD of hosts, "Nor will I accept an offering from your hands. 

11 For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, And a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations," says the LORD of hosts. 12 "But you profane it, In that you say, 'The table of the LORD is defiled; And its fruit, its food, is contemptible.' 13 You also say, 'Oh, what a weariness!' And you sneer at it," says the LORD of hosts. "And you bring the stolen, the lame, and the sick; Thus you bring an offering! Should I accept this from your hand?" says the LORD. 14 "But cursed be the deceiver Who has in his flock a male, And takes a vow, But sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished, for I am a great King," says the LORD of hosts, "And My name is to be feared among the nations.