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Anticipated Results of Patience

8/10/2019: If you want: Renewed strength Movement as though gliding through air like an eagle Running and not becoming weary Walking without fainting The key is getting used to waiting on the Lord for your answers in life. Promise from Isaiah 40:31

Time with Tom Izzo

8/12/2019: I spent some very special time with Tom Izzo at his office last week. Nothing more than sharing life and laughs. Seems like two serious, intense professionals do have fun.

My Book is Available!

7/30/2019: My spiritual autobiography, “Things My Father’s Have Told Me” is available for a donation of any amount to Hondo Carpenter Ministry. Things My Fathers Told Me www.hondocarpenter.com It is in PDF or Internet book version It is 300 plus pages; some family history, my father’s wise sayings, the prophetic Word God has given me, my teachable moments, and some of my sayings. I wrote it for my children, but many that had seen it in process suggested I make it public.

Parallel Requests

7/28/2019: It is common for Christians to want something from God that has not materialized as yet while God has something He wants from the Christian so what they want can materialize. For instance, God always wants to know His Word is operational in the Christian, while the Christian desires the fulfillment of their prayer request. While the Christian impatiently waits for the fulfillment, the Lord wants to know if Habakkuk 3:17-19 is operational in the Christian even if the fulfillment never happens. God wants to know if the Christian can walk out this Word, “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” (KJV)

My Spiritual Autobiography

7/22/2019: I just published “Things My Fathers Have Told Me”. It is my spiritual autobiography of over 300 pages. It was written for my children and grandchildren, but those who have seen it said I should make it more widely available. Therefore an electronic version may be obtained for a donation of any amount of your choosing to the Hondo Carpenter ministry. Waiting on web site fix as of 7/27, after which. Go to: hondocarpenter.com/things-my-fathers-told-me/

AOSSM lecture July 13, 2019

7/13/2019: This is the manuscript of lecture I was unable to deliver due to minor health reasons restricting flying. Taking an Act of Faith on to a Tangible Reality Before I start, I need to tell you my favorite golf story. I have spent 10 years as putting instructor on the PGA tour, so I know quite a few players. A couple of years ago Jay Haas came up to me and asked could we have our picture together. I was surprised because it is usually the other way around. I inquired as to the reason. He said he was at his orthopedic surgeon’s office recently and asked if he knew me. Jay told him he had lunch with me a few weeks before. The orthopedic surgeon told Jay he must be mistaken as Dr. Lanny Johnson is so old, he must be dead. You probably had lunch with his son. Jay wanted the photograph to email to his doctor to verify that Lanny Johnson was still alive. I have a Judeo-Christian Biblical world view. The God I am referring to is not generic. He is the Lord God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is the one who is manifest as Jesus of Nazareth and is present today as the Holy Spirit. It may surprise you that I have never believed in the Bible. Where I went to Church as a youth they always preached, “You must believe in the Bible.” Even then as now, I think the Bible is unbelievable. Some statements were confusing like “the first shall be last and the last shall be first”. In retrospect I wondered if this passage was the precursor to the present-day concept where every child in sports gets a trophy; the last shall be first. As a result, I would not ask you or anyone else to believe in the Bible. It might seem I am not exercising faith. I see it differently. I see what is written the Bible as a potential hypothesis to be tested. The hypothesis for this morning is “Can I take Him at His Word?” A short spiritual autobiography will explain how I came to this way of thinking. I had a born-again experience when I was twelve years old. For the next 22 years I was a fundamental legalistic Christian. I thought the Ten Commandments were written for me and others to fulfill. I tried to live according to the admonitions in the Bible. I finally reasoned that with all my failures I was a hypocrite. I further reasoned, why fight it? I would likely feel better if I just lived a life of outright sin. At least I would not be a hypocrite like all the others in the church. I walked away from God at age 34. As the Bible says, sin was pleasureful for a season, but the season ended. I became manic depressive. The manic phase was more fun than you an image. I entertained myself and everyone I was running with, but not my family. While I was still high, I reasoned within myself, “If this is so super, why do I feel so bad?” Pause and think about that. That is a common question for others in a similar state to be asking. Maybe you have or are asking, “If this is so super, why do I feel so bad?” Then I hit the depression phase. That was so painful I wanted to make a change. I looked back and realized the manic season started when I walked away from God. So, I ran back to Him. I made several requests of God upon my return. • I wanted to get delivered from the manic depression. • If possible, I wanted my life to be exciting. • I wanted to know God’s will for my life, and it had to be plain as black and white. • I wanted the power to do it. Here is what happened. I was verified mentally ill. At the time I was not going to church but was reading the Bible almost full time. I read where the disciples laid hands on the maniacs and they recovered. It also has a passage that said physician heal thy self. So, I tested this hypothesis. I put my hand on my head and prayed in the Name of Jesus to be delivered from manic depression. I was instantaneously and permanently healed with confirmation by everyone including my psychiatrist. No recurrence in 46 years. I learned God’s will is written as plain as black and white in the Bible. I then received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit which makes available the power to do his will. I now have an exciting life without the agitation of a manic but accompanied with peace. I previously had a religion and now I have a relationship. In an ideal relationship, I would like to be able to take the other person at their word. We have sayings like, “He is good as his word.” “His word is good”. We have expressions like; “If he says it, you can count on it or you can take it to the bank.” It is interesting that this concept is in the Bible. It is written that God differs from man as he is not a man that he should lie. Unlike man, you can trust what is written. God goes a little farther concerning the importance of a person and their word. It is what is spoken must be true, but it is more than that. A person and their word are one in the same. I repeat; a person and their word are integrated, one in the same. This concept is so important that the Bible records that everything started with His Word, when it is written “in the beginning was the Word (a.k.a Jesus) and the Word was with God and the Word was God Himself”. Then the “Word became flesh” in as

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Blood transfusions to Prolong Life

6/2/2019: Today is was published that many wealthy people in America are doing several things to promote their longevity. Peter Thiel is behind the company called Ambrosia. One such method was to pay for blood transfusions from young people at $8000 USD per transfusion. They have enrolled 600 subjects in the study. Of course there is no literature on such and no long term outcomes. The method and outcomes must be taken by faith. It reminded me that there is a publication (Bible) that indicates that a covering of blood will not just result in prolonged, but eternal life. It will transform a corruptible body to an incorruptible one. At this time subjects are being recruited for the study. Enrollment is free, having been paid for by the sponsors. The method and outcome measurements will also be validated by faith.