Monday, June 6, 2016


            Old Chisholm Trail, the cowboys survived on the three B’s: beans, biscuits and bacon. 
Today, we can still survive by following a similar recipe: Belief, Beatitudes and Benefits.
            To survive in the world today and have a good life, the first requirement is belief.  There are many belief systems to be found. Yet, they do not all have the same power to help us.  In the historically accurate story of Daniel in the lions den, the king had demanded that all people bow to a statue of him three times a day.  Daniel understood that his God required belief in Him and only Him.  So Daniel continued to bow only to the God of Israel.
            When the king heard of it, he had Daniel thrown into the lions den.  Of course, the true God showed up and closed the mouth of the lions and Daniel was unhurt.  Because Daniel served the only God with true power, the king set Daniel as a powerful ruler in the kingdom.
            If we choose to believe in this same God: Christ, he will give us power to survive.  We choose this by accepting that we are sinners in this world, that Jesus Christ and His death on the cross is the only way to receive forgiveness.  We ask Christ to forgive us of our sins, and we believe that He has forgiven us. This is called Salvation.
             Once we are grounded in our belief system, we should then follow the next step in the recipe of survival; The Beatitudes.
MT 5:3  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
MT 5:4  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
MT 5:5  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
MT 5:6  Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
MT 5:7  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
MT 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
MT 5:9  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
MT 5:10  Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness` sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
            God has His own recipe for blessing our lives.  Living our lives by the standard set up in the beatitudes, we can be assured that God will bless us in our lives.
            The final step in our recipe is Benefits.  At this time, with our belief set and our lives conformed by the beatitudes, we are allowed to partake in the benefits.  Remember that Daniel was set up as a great leader because he chose to follow the same recipe we are required to follow today.
            Your benefit may be increased earnings, peace at home, and health to your loved ones.  God has an abundance of benefits for you to gain. The only pre-existing condition that  He recognizes is: once you were a sinner, but now you are saved. Take time in your life to stir up this spiritual recipe; Belief, Beatitudes and Benefits; then your life will be empowered with the strength to survive.
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Sheriff Brides (Christian Western Romance Collection): Five Tales of Wild West Romance
5 in 1 This Sheriff Bride Series includes Sheriff Bride Sam's Story, Sheriff Bride Jo's Story, Sheriff Bride Dan's Story, Sheriff Bride Rob's Story and Sheriff Bride Christmas The Inside Man.
Sam's Story
When four sisters show up in town to fill the position of Sheriff, Mark isn't sure what to do. This town is no place for women, especially a green eyed beauty like Sam. When the town learns that these four woman can outshoot any man around Mark is forced to accept the girls as sheriff, but when one of them is kidnapped and being forced into marriage, will the other girls be able to save her and prove once and for all that they can do the job. Mark and Sam break down the wall of stubbornness, and realize that love has found them?

Jo's Story
A young woman tries to find love in a small frontier town where she serves as sheriff. Jo (Josephina) Hardin and her sisters share the position as the sheriff of Waterhole, Texas. When Jo begins to fall in love with Tom Boyd who owns the trading post, she believes that Tom is not interested in her because he wants a real lady to love and not a gun-toting sheriff. As for Tom, he is in love with Jo, but he doesn’t think a decent woman should have to live in Waterhole. They can’t seem to come together but when they are faced with a dangerous situation, will they be able to over come their beliefs and find love?

Dan's Story
Being one of four sister sheriffs in the small town of Waterhole, Texas is satisfying until Pastor Joshua Plain, the traveling preacher, comes to town, Bible in hand, and God on his mind.
Not looking for a husband, Dan is surprised to find herself drawn to the sandy-haired, blue eyed man of God. Joshua works his way into her heart and Dan finds herself thinking about him, night and day. Her beliefs and a sudden, unexpected choice may put an end to the budding romance, but God has other plans and begins the dance of courtship.

Rob's Story
Sheriff Rob Hardin has a tough job. With her three sisters no longer acting as sheriff along with her, her brother-in-law insists the town hire a deputy. Rob agrees, but reluctantly. Leslie should be a huge help, and it brings her some comfort to know another female will be sharing her living quarters.

Leslie arrives in Waterhole, but is nothing like Rob expected. Nothing at all! What will happen between the two? Only God can take an unexpected situation and turn it into something neither Rob nor Leslie ever dreamed.

Sheriff Bride Christmas
Always quick on the draw and first to a fight, Gerard's world was turned upside down the day a slip of a girl sheriff shot his gun hand and showed him forgiveness in Christ. But time doesn't always heal all wounds. This Christmas, outlaws seeking revenge against the sheriff sisters offer him a deal: the ranch of his dreams and revenge for the life of his sweetheart. Gerard has a choice to make. Will he take the deal and kidnap the Sheriffs' children to protect his girl, or risk it all to be their inside man?


  1. I love this....the three B's. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for this great post!