Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Update




















Me at Glacier Point - Yosemite National Park

What an awesome creation our Father has made! From the time I was a young man I have desired to travel and see the marvels of my Father's creation. He has given me the desire of my heart at this time of my life when I still have my health and am able to enjoy it immensely.

Last year as I traveled across the country I saw many sights as I was driving. I shared a number of these sights in blogs including the following:

Ground Zero and the Sycamore whose roots were bronzed:
http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/road-signs-part-3.html

Little Bighorn Battlefield and Bighorn Mountains

Independence Rock
http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/pioneers-o-pioneers.html

The Arizona Desert
http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/thorns-in-desert-part-1.html
http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/thorns-in-desert-part-2.html

The Grand Canyon

This year as I am traveling the Father has blessed me with the opportunity to visit Carlsbad Caverns, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite National Park. I am seeing many parables in these excursions, along with many natural wonders.




















Me by a Giant Sequoia - Sequoia National Park
(click on picture for larger image)

For those interested in seeing photos I have taken at these places, I am posting them to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, just search on joseph.b.herrin to find my page. If we are not yet friends on Facebook, I will be glad to make you one.

Please Note: Due to a heavy teaching and writing load, and due to my present travel schedule, I am not able to socialize on Facebook. I do read comments, but I am not always able to respond to them. If you desire to correspond with me personally, please use my e-mail address.

Meetings in Sacramento, California Area

I want to announce once more the next series of meetings which will begin this coming Friday evening in Newcastle, California. The meetings will be hosted by Rich and Kelly Phillips and their daughter Brittni.

Dates/Times:
July 16th (Friday) 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
July 17th (Saturday) 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.,
Break for a meal, Potluck: (bring a dish to share if you can, but not required)
3:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
July 18th (Sunday) 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Location:
4650 Fruitvale Road
Newcastle, California

Contact:
Please contact Kelly if you plan on attending so She will know how many to plan for. She will provide directions. For those traveling and needing lodging, the following is recommended:

Lincoln Holiday Inn Express
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/licca/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=mdpr-_-googlemaps-_-ex-_-licca

Kelly can be reached at the following:

Phone: (916) 645-7266

Kelly’s E-mail: kellygirl@zetabb.com

Spokane, Washington Meetings

I am also in contact with some saints in Spokane, Washington who are working to arrange a meeting venue there for the dates July 30 - August 1. I hope to have the details to post soon.

This does leave me a week open as I travel from California, through Oregon up to Spokane. If any along that path are interested in hosting meetings during the dates July 23-25 please contact me to let me know.
If no meetings are forthcoming for those dates, I hope to spend some more time in writing and getting audio files edited and posted to the Internet.

Heart4God Website:
http://www.heart4god.ws

Parables Blog:
www.parablesblog.blogspot.com

Mailing Address:

Joseph Herrin
P.O. Box 804
Montezuma, GA 31063

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I desire to travel also...But I have no one sending me money..I like ALOT of people am broke!
Well..have a great time while the rest of us do without.

Joseph Herrin said...

Dear Anonymous,

Although your comment reveals that you are seeking to vent the criticism resident in you, and you are not looking for understanding, it is my desire that you should arrive at understanding.

Yahweh follows certain patterns in His dealing with His sons. He will take those who are willing and bring them into places of great restriction where they are doing nothing of their own initiative. While these few are experiencing many difficulties, lack and suffering DUE TO OBEDIENCE TO CHRIST their brothers are living as free men, following the counsel of their own souls, and enjoying many good things.

We see this pattern in the life of Joseph. When his brothers were living after the counsel of their own souls, Joseph was brought into great restriction, first as a slave, then as an imprisoned slave. He suffered many difficulties while his brothers were pursuing whatever their soul desired.

The time came, however, when Joseph was promoted, and his brothers were brought into the same land of captivity. Joseph had an abundance, while the brothers who had been living as free men had to pass through their time of restriction and suffering.

For many years I have submitted myself to the Father's will, coming into great confinement, refusing to pursue a course of my own initiative. This has led to the loss of many material possessions, as well as the loss of wife, son, and separation from other family members.

I continue to seek the Father's will, and He is not unjust to bless me with the things my heart takes delight in, such as admiring the marvels of His creation. I am experiencing a fulfillment of the Psalmist's words:

"Delight yourself in Yahweh, and He will give you the desires of your heart."

This same pattern I have shared here will be revealed in many more lives in coming days. I recommend to you the writing by Bill Britton titled "The Harness of the Lord." It will tell you what is coming, and why some in coming days will be fed from the Master's barns while others are staggering about looking for bread and water (both spiritual and physical).

You can find the writing here:

http://www.heart4god.ws/id330.htm

May you be blessed with peace and understanding in these days.

Joe Brazzeal said...

Hi Joseph,

You wrote:

What an awesome creation our Father has made! From the time I was a young man I have desired to travel and see the marvels of my Father's creation. He has given me the desire of my heart at this time of my life when I still have my health and am able to enjoy it immensely.


Just wait until HE sends you out into the cosmos (universe) my friend.

Joe

Steve Hollander said...

Ah brother Joseph,

You look quite invigorated in the photo of the tree.
Notice how the tree is burned under the layer of heavy bark that you stand between.
This is a sign to us if we are to grow tall and strong in our LORD that we will go through purging fires about us and while we may get scorched, we will never be burned down and will have new growth established upon us and be even stronger and stand taller after the purging fire has subsided and the new growth begins.
It is so simple and wonderful how our FATHER has made it all woven into HIS creation to give us living examples of how our lives are to be.
As always my brother; I pray for you daily and I hope you make it to the Northeast while there still is one to make it to. GOD bless you with the peace and understanding you diligently put forth in your messages..... Steve Hollander