“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Heb 10:25

Because of travel and family matters, I have not been able to attend church service for the past two weeks; I can feel it. I thank God for growth because there was time when that wouldn’t have mattered.   Now, I see it as an opportunity to share in His love and to receive a corporate word.  It is where I fill up and take with me to distribute to the people.  I thank God that I am going this morning.  I look forward to what is in store. Have a blessed and wonderful day.  Peace~

Photo:  Belmont Baptist Church: Old family church in Eastern North Carolina. This old building is no longer being used.  They have a new church building.


Admiring God’s Handiwork

Job 35:5 (New King James Version)

 “Look to the heavens and see; And behold the clouds — They are higher than you.”

I love to sometimes gaze into the sky to admire God’s handiwork.  These are photos taken with my phone as I walked this afternoon.  The sky is so beautiful and the clouds are so dramatic.  The second one presents itself almost as an exclamation point.  I believe that God communicates with us in different ways.  He appeals to my senses and love for my surroundings.  He is truly an awesome God if we would just stop to notice.  Today, I did just that.  God bless you all and have a wonderful Mother’s Day.  We thank God for mothers.  Peace~

Photo and Verse

By S Bess

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”  John 15:5


Dear Father,

an R&B group said it best

and it still holds true

I may have my health, a good job, and a loving wife,

but “there is no me without you.” 

Rather, it’s all because of you.


Poetry: To Us

Photo:  S Bess
Photo: S Bess


To Us


My spirit is heavy as a rock,

My stomach is full with a thousand thorns

My throat burns like a furnace and

My eyes are as red as the sun at dawn

But none is greater than my quest for a spiritual revival,

Oh where are the days when God walked among men?

Could they be gone forever?

In the beginning, yes! The beginning, God sat and talked in the company of his beloved

The heaven doors once opened to men and they ascended even before Jacobs’ ladder

Oh where are the days when God walked among men?

Shall it be like that in the end as is written in Revelation?

Shall all God’s children hold his hands as they “walk in fields of gold”?

Or is heaven spread upon the earth, but my temporal being forbids me to see it!

Like Saul, I don’t see Him in my Dreams nor hear a word from his prophets

21st Century, the age that debunk the prophets with scientific theories of atoms and quantum physics, mapping the chart of human history in a Petri dish

I beseech you to remember when you once walked with God before coming into being

Like an enfant to his mother’s breast, I long to remember, so I baptized myself again in the Word hoping that my tabula rosa recalls the days when I walked with God

Someday I will walk with Him again; someday I will walk beside Him and Him by my side in “fields of gold”.

© Patricia K. Rogers 2009

Beracah Ball: Joy Beyond Sadness

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009

Come join BessFriends International for the first annaul Beracah Ball!  It will be a night of praise, worship, friends and food.   It’s a ball so come in your finest gown and tuxedo as you present your best to the Lord in fellowship, praise, and worship.  We encourage you to invite your friends, coworkers, and family to this praise and fun filled evening that will prove to bring you and yours “Joy beyond Sadness” (2 Chronicles 20:1-26).  Ticket sales will go to  Lesoles Dance Project  “Back-to-School Supplies” effort which will benefit students in Sebokeng, South Africa.