Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Meme

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pie Time!


Yeah baby!

Turkey on the table!

Almost dinner!



Making Parker House Rolls

For Thanksgiving

Rolling out the dough

For Parker House rolls

Emily kneading dough

For Parker House rolls

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is American Thanksgiving Day!

I am so thankful to God for His many blessings! Especially His salvation through Jesus Christ!

I am so thankful to God for my family! My wife is a wonderful friend, help-mate, soul-mate, and ministry partner; my children are beautiful young women of God of whom I am thrilled to be their father!

I am so thankful to God for my church family! I couldn't ask for a better church to pastor than Immanuel Southern!

I am so thankful to God for my country! What a wonderful Christian heritage we have! What wonderful freedoms we enjoy!

I am so thankful to God for my friends! God has surrounded me with Godly people to encourage me and keep me going!

I am so thankful to God for my health!

I am so thankful to God for so many other things, too numerous to mention here!

Thank you, Father, for your many blessings!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Obama's Ready Reserve (Army)

OK, evidently, this is old news, but I'm just now hearing about it and I'm even more concerned about Obama than I have ever been.

Buried deep within the "Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act" aka Obamacare, on page 1336 is this little jewel:

Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS. "(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-
There shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.
"(2) REQUIREMENT.-All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act of 1923, as amended.
-Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with
the advice and consent of the Senate.
"(4) ACTIVE DUTY.-Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject
to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.
"(1) PURPOSE.-The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service's reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.
"(2) USES.-The Ready Reserve Corps shall-
"(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned
"(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies
and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel;
"(C) be available for backfilling critical positions left vacant during deployment of active duty Commissioned Corps members, as well as for deployment to respond to public health emergencies, both foreign and domestic; and
"(D) be available for service assignment in isolated, hardship, and medically underserved communities (as defined in section 799B) to improve access to health services.
 (Download entire pdf here)

OK, Obama is able to handpick his own "ready reserve corps" who report directly to him and don't need to be approved by anyone else.  All this without consulting anyone.

The sixty-four thousand dollar question is "WHY?"

Why, with the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard, not to mention state police, local police, first responders, etc, why, I ask again, does Obama need this?  Perhaps, more importantly, why does he WANT it?  What is he planning to do with it?  All funded by our tax dollars?

This was billed as an affordable health care law.  Looks like he very well may have established his very own private army.  Think about it.

There's simply too much to distrust this imposter to allow him to continue to ruin our country. 

Come next November, I'm voting for ANYONEBUTOBAMA.  I urge you to, too.

Fixing Pies and such

For Thanksgiving

Bedlam Decorating Competition

At Sally's office

Putting up Grandma's tree

In Vinita


Hwy 69 north of Wagoner, OK.

A Little Foggy This Morning

In Wagoner, OK

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Earthquakes in Oklahoma and the End Times

Well, Oklahoma has recently been in the news with some earthquakes.  True, we have very small earthquakes everyday, but the recent ones haven't been small and they were felt as far as 1200 miles away.

Some are blaming these recent quakes on fracking, or the practice of petroleum companies to fracture the ground allowing access to trapped gas and oil...

Others are blaming it on geology alone.

I don't know. And I don't really care.

I know that I've felt five or six of them since they started last weekend.

For many Okies, these are the first ones they've ever felt and are extremely distressed by them.  Even during the "biggest" one (5.6 or so) none in my immediate family were distressed.  A little excited perhaps, but not distressed.

It has also been interesting to see  people positively claim that the earthquakes have nothing to do with the events of Matthew 24.  There are others that are convinced that because of these earthquakes, Jesus will return any day now.  In fact, because of both of these statements, I'm going to be preaching on Matthew 24 tomorrow.  (Here's the link to that sermon, if you're interested)

And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. "For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many. "You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
(Matthew 24:4-8)
I've also read comments (on Facebook) of people being VERY critical of individuals and churches who make any reference at all to the events in Matthew 24 in relation to the earthquake events here and around the world.  They were condemning the use of "fear" to bring people to salvation.  However, that goes against Scripture:
And pity some, making a distinction. But save others with fear, snatching them out of the fire, hating even the garment being stained from the flesh.
(Jude 1:22-23)
So, what then? Should we trying to scare the Hell out of people so that they'll be saved?  Or should we only preach love and kindness?

Personally, I think those are good questions. And I think the answer to those questions are addressed in Jude....

Some are brought to repentance by kindness; others are saved by confronting the sin in their lives; still others are saved by being brought to the fearful reality of eternity separated by God.  It is sensitivity to the Holy Spirit to know which presentation for which person.

So, what do I, Rick Boyne, think?

I'm not afraid or ashamed to tell you.  Obviously, I have no "special knowledge" from the Lord. But I'm smart enough to see the world changing at an alarming pace.  I'm smart enough to "read the signs."  My position is: I can't believe we are still here.  I honestly thought we'd have been gathered in the skies this summer....

But, the deal is this: since we "do not know the day or the hour" we must heed the words of Jesus:

"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
(Matthew 24:42)
I'm ready. Are you?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Ukraine Mission Trip Report Summary

Thank you to everyone who prayed and gave monetarily regarding my trip to the Ukraine.  Here are the highlights of the trip:

October 13-25, 2011

Donets'k, Ukraine

  • Preached in 14 different locations.
  • Drove over 1500 miles in Donets'k and surrounding districts.
  • Distributed 500 Russian Bibles.
  • Saw 46 people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ. (over all teams)
  • Heard testimonies of persecution and faithfulness by Ukrainian Baptists.
  • Enjoyed numerous fellowship times with believers.
  • Gained a greater respect for public professions of faith.
  • Refocused vision from temporal to eternal.
  • Sampled numerous variations of cabbage and potatoes.
  • Tried partially cured lard for the first time.
  • Spent the night in Frankfurt, Germany on the way home.
Me and my interpreter, Helen, delivering a sermon.

The home where I stayed while in Donets'k.

At a fellowship meal. The woman on the right had been beaten with sticks because of her faith in Jesus Christ.

A 17th century Russian Orthodox church building.

Bobby & Jeannette Smith (with Helen) preparing to sing.

Me at the Sea of Azov (connected to the Black Sea)

Students holding up their new Bibles.

A 21st century rural Baptist church in Ukraine.

Pastor Dima (r) and Deacon Genna at a fellowship meal.

Bobby Smith distributing Bibles.