The Miller of a Gracious Life…

(This Tribute to Diane Teel Miller was created during her funeral in order to process my own grief…for poetry has been The LORD’s gracious Gift to me for the expression, the feeling, the releasing of grief…throughout my life.

If my writing during solemn occasions ever gives the appearance of disrespect, and any slight lack of solemnity, I DO humbly beg your forgiveness, and pray that when you read what I have written, never again will these issues be a concern to anyone. SCH)

The Woman who works daily on,
is one who comforts all,
Her Husband, friends, and both her sons,
could trust her loving call!

She lived more life in sixty years,
than most who live one hundred,
Her work each day – blood, sweat & tears,
found peace beyond all dread!

We work as though we bear Life’s weight,
but KNOW the weight is HIS,
Makes Philippians 2:13 so Great,
and Earth a Taste of BLISS!

To LOVE The LORD with ALL our hearts,
supremely o’er all else,
Makes secondary loves impart,
the best that Life can tell!

When Lifetime LOVES do draw towards Christ,
their hearts draw closer, too!
That when our lives KNOW Parting’s slice,
there lingers, “I Love You!”

The Days of Tears are made to pass,
but Life will NEVER end,
The Loves Sealed in the LORD do last,
in Glory without sin!

The LORD has blessed her fruitful hands,
her works are Worship’s Deeds,
The LORD controls through Sovereign Plan,
yet cries as HIS Heart Bleeds!

(John 11:35; Proverbs 31:10-31)

Lamentations 3:19-26, KJV,…

” 19Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

20My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

21This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

25The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”

Humbly Submitted by Jay O’Toole (aka Stan Haselton) 🙂graciousmiller31


White Noise!

Lady Banks Rose

Music in the car and music on the go!
News from every orifice, technology has to show!
Can a piece of quiet be…found yet high or low?
What a really good and thoughtful quest!

They call me on the phone, to ask me how I do!
I tell them as I talk to them that I’m not yet quite through!
I don’t do much, but ’nuff ’bout me! Please tell me, “How are You?”
Productivity is such a Jest!

The modern life we live today is really quite a mess!
The “helpers” made to save us time demand more than they bless!
I start a thought on Post-It Note, and finish on Map Quest!
How strange to plan a trip to Rome, and print one to South Pole!

This busy World so filled with noise could use a change of pace!
I work much better when I choose how noise I will replace!
If there must be some sound to hear, I’d like to lighten face!
Methinks the classic music of the Masters might console…

Ah, Yes! That Mozart! What a guy! He danced in party light,
He wrote his music through the day! He drank and looked a sight!
But when was asked to play piano, he played with ALL his might!
Today, it calms the soul!

Honeysuckle Blooms

The background of my life is oft the classics of the Greats!
I write and work and think my best with notes upon my plate!
The whitest noise, and kindest sounds, are music‘s bliss to date!
They cover-up the ugly sounds, and make me ears quite whole!

Apologetics Is One of The Primary Callings of The Soul-Winner!

(Up-Front Note: I apologize for the slight PG-13 rating on this post of today’s interchange with atheist SH, Rome-is-Burning. I merely wanted you to have a copy of one answer to a few atheist arguments, which in my book at least, always includes evolution, [IMHO] the direct cause of the rise in abortions during the Twentieth Century to the Present. Sorry, if it seems like a bit smug to post it here, but as the answer started to “come-together,” it seemed a pity not to share it with others who might be just as interested in this subject as I am.)

Rome-is-Burning: “Uh thanks. You’re still an idiot. An afterlife in hell is still a life. You don’t even know what you believe in. At least I’ve put some thought into what I believe and I will have a good happy life without wasting my sunday mornings praying to a god that doesnt exist. Also, I don’t know what Texas has to do with anything but you should know that I fucking hate Texas. Now piss off.”

WinBro777JOT: “O, Thank You, Rome! This just keeps getting better! 🙂

Texas is the place where I was born. THAT makes it pretty important to me!

(O, BTW, Texas didn’t get a whole lot of benefit out of your sexual advances either, I will assure you! We don’t do that Frisco foolishness!)

Since you attacked my level of intelligence, I feel that it is only fair to warn you, You are still da Man at this area. I bow to greatness for you are still the King of FOOLS!

(Psalm 14:1)

I always give a great deal of thought to everything that I say to you…The only Life you will ever know (as long as you remain as you are now) will be the life that you are now

living on Earth.

Your Eternity in HELL will be by definition, “Eternal Death” (which, of course, has nothing to do with the Eternal Annihilation that you now purport to believe…

“DEATH” means “Separation” in its most foundational meaning.

Ergo, The Bible remains TRUE,…Completely in Genesis 3 when it asserts that Adam & Eve died immediately (as the spirtual realm of the human psyche became initially SEPARATED

from God, and the physical body began to die the slow-march of separation between soul and body (as well as human separation from this life in final physical death.)

Though YOU don’t believe it…YET (Philippians 2:5-13), Christians, like me, believe that people, like YOU, who do not accept in this Life…the TRUTH that Jesus Christ IS

LORD!…will find themselves sadly mistaken in the existence of Eternal DEATH (i.e. Separation from God) in HELL!

Finally, Thanks for reminding me THAT I don’t “wast(e) my (S)unday mornings praying to a god that doesn’t exist.” I spend my Sunday mornings celebrating THE God Who Does Exist

& Who Thrives Quite WELL, while YOU are “wasting (your) (S)unday mornings celebrating with a god that LIES that he doesn’t exist, and that neither does Mine” so that you can be

just one more trophy of his villainy.

ALL you are doing is LYING to yourself about TRUTH that your heart instinctively KNOWS,…


Romans 1:18-25, NIV,…
“18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since

what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal

power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were

darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man

and birds and animals and reptiles.

24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth

of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.”

Romans 2:12-16, NIV,…
“12All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not those who hear the law who are

righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

14(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, 15since

they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending

them.) 16This will take place on the day when God will judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”

Sadly, YOUR punishment will NEVER end unless The LORD has Mercy on your soul NOW, and YOU are SAVED! (John 3:16;Romans 10:9-10,13; Ephesians 2:8-10)

The VERY FACT that you can tell Right from Wrong proves that God exists and that evolution is a farce!

Lower animals kill all the time on instinct! However, you probably believe that killing is wrong (or something like that) because the Commandments of The Same GOD Who

Created YOU (ungrateful though you are) are written on your heart/your psyche!

Lower animals have NOT out-grown the instinct to “Kill, Be Killed, or Run For Your Life!”

Even though proponents of the Mythology of Evolution have been training my generation (and those that have followed us) to act like animals in order to prove

that we allegedly descended from apes, and therefore I now have to watch my back to a greater degree,…

…if I am willing to momentarily allow (for argument’s sake) the alleged impossibly-long-shot of evolution being slightly scientific, you would have to admit that something

different that “normal” evolution had to happen between the nearest ‘relatives” of Mankind and MAN himself in order for Morality/Civility to exist to the degree that it does


That would mean that some human had to decide about morality, even if by your allegation God didn’t. Bottom Line: Human Morality is a matter of Intelligent

Design,…either way.

As to your parting epithet, Thanks for the encouragement, but I usually do when I need to do so, even without your “parental reminder.”

BTW, there’s alot of space in Texas, so when you need to go, please by all means find you a private little spot,…but you might want to try to miss the tumbleweeds…or the

acid scorch-marks will tell us where you’ve been. :}”

Evidence For Intelligent Design

(This is a book synopsis re-post from World News Daily website for the purpose of putting a great tool in your hands…)…

“The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (Paperback)

httpshop wnd comstoreite politically incorrect guide darwinism intelligent design paperback

By: Jonathan Wells

You think you know about Darwinism and intelligent design, but did you know:

* There is no overwhelming evidence for Darwinism;

* Intelligent design is based on scientific evidence, not religious belief;

* What many public schools teach about Darwinism is based on known falsehoods;

* Scientists at major universities believe in intelligent design; *Scientists who question Darwinism are punished—by public institutions using your tax dollars. Battle-hardened veteran with doctorates in biology and theology sets the record straight in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design.

Why Darwinism—like Marxism and Freudianism before it—is headed for extinction.

In the 1925 Scopes trial, the American Civil Liberties Union sued to allow the teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution in public schools. Seventy-five years later, in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the ACLU sued to prevent the teaching of an alternative to Darwin’s theory known as “Intelligent Design”—and won. Why did the ACLU turn from defending the free-speech rights of Darwinists to silencing their opponents? Jonathan Wells reveals that, for today’s Darwinists, there may be no other choice: unable to fend off growing challenges from scientists, or to compete with rival theories better adapted to the latest evidence, Darwinism—like Marxism and Freudianism before it—is simply unfit to survive.

Wells begins by explaining the basic tenets of Darwinism, and the evidence both for and against it. He reveals, for instance, that the fossil record, which according to Darwin should be teeming with “transitional” fossils showing the development of one species to the next, so far hasn’t produced a single incontestable example. On the other hand, certain well-documented aspects of the fossil record—such as the Cambrian explosion, in which innumerable new species suddenly appeared fully formed—directly contradict Darwin’s theory. Wells also shows how most of the other “evidence” for evolution— including textbook “icons” such as peppered moths, Darwin’s finches, Haeckel’s embryos, and the Tree of Life—has been exaggerated, distorted . . . and even faked.

Wells then turns to the theory of intelligent design (ID), the idea that some features of the natural world, such as the internal machinery of cells, are too “irreducibly complex” to have resulted from unguided natural processes alone. In clear-cut layman’s language, he reveals the growing evidence for ID coming out of scientific specialties from microbiology to astrophysics. As Wells explains, religion does play a role in the debate over Darwin—though not in the way evolutionists claim. Wells shows how Darwin reasoned that evolution is true because divine creation “must” be false—a theological assumption oddly out of place in a scientific debate. In other words, Darwinists’ materialistic, atheistic assumptions rule out any theories but their own, and account for their willingness to explain away the evidence—or lack of it.

Darwin is an emperor who has no clothes— but it takes a brave man to say so. Jonathan Wells, a microbiologist with two Ph.D.s (from Berkeley and Yale), is that brave man. Most textbooks on evolution are written by Darwinists with an ideological ax to grind. Brave dissidents—qualified scientists—who try to teach or write about intelligent design are silenced and sent to the academic gulag. But fear not: Jonathan Wells is a liberator. He unmasks the truth about Darwinism— why it is wrong and what the real evidence is. He also supplies a revealing list of “Books You’re Not Supposed to Read” (as far as the Darwinists are concerned) and puts at your fingertips all the evidence you need to challenge the most closed-minded Darwinist.”


(Synopsis of video from You Tube…)……

“The Role of Evolution in Biomedical Research is Highly Exaggerated

Darwinists claim that their theory is the foundation of all science. Indeed, we are often told that nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of it.

In a news article last November, a Stanford biologist claimed he had been guided in his research by Darwinian evolution: “Researchers at the School of Medicine uncovered obestatin [an appetite-suppressing hormone] by using the principles of evolution to pick clues from data held in the Human Genome Project, as well as the genome sequencing projects for many other organisms, among them yeast, fruit flies and mice. ‘Darwin led us to this new hormone,’ said senior author Aaron Hsueh, an endocrinologist and professor of obstetrics and gynecology.”

The Stanford press release continued: “So why does Darwin’s theory deserve some credit? Hsueh explained that before he and his colleagues started the project, they used the genome projects’ information to create a database of GPCRs that grouped them according to their evolutionary relatedness.”

The actual report in Science (310 [2005]: 996) was more subdued: “The discovery of amidated obestatin and its cognate receptor underscores the power of comparative genomic analyses.” The article’s only reference to evolution was a speculation that two of the molecules studied “could have evolved from a common ancestor but diverged in their functions.”

According to Dr. Jonathan Wells, a Berkeley-trained molecular biologist and CSC senior fellow , what really led the researchers to their discovery was comparative genomics, a combination of comparative biology and genetics that owes nothing to Darwinism. Evolution was brought in as an afterthought.

Last year, Dr. Philip Skell, Emeritus Evan Pugh Professor at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, wrote in The Scientist that he “examined the outstanding biodiscoveries of the past century: the discovery of the double helix; the characterization of the ribosome; the mapping of genomes; research on medications and drug reactions; improvements in food production and sanitation; the development of new surgeries; and others. I even queried biologists working in areas where one would expect the Darwinian paradigm to have most benefited research, such as the emergence of resistance to antibiotics and pesticides. Here, as elsewhere, I found that Darwin’s theory had provided no discernible guidance, but was brought in, after the breakthroughs, as an interesting narrative gloss.”

Dr. Wells agrees. In his forthcoming book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (Regnery, 2006), he provides many examples in which Darwinists take credit for advances in biology and medicine that owe nothing to evolutionary theory.

Here are two brief excerpts from Wells’s book, due out later this year: “Bruce Alberts claims that Darwinism is ‘at the core of genetics.’ Yet Mendel had no need for Darwin’s hypothesis. How can Darwinism, which contributed nothing to the origin of genetics and resisted it for half a century, now be at its core? It is Darwinism that needs genetics, not genetics that needs Darwinism.”

and “Darwinists sometimes claim that their theory helps us to understand which animals are most closely related on the basis of their genetic and biochemical similarities. But this is just comparative biology at the level of genes and proteins. Linnaeus did comparative biology, yet he was a creationist who lived a century before Darwin; Owen and Agassiz did comparative biology, yet they rejected Darwin’s theory.”

So comparative genomics, like most other fields in biology, owes nothing to Darwinism. The obestatin research featured in the Stanford press release illustrates the points made by Skell and Wells.”

Dr. Michael A. Guido Goes To Be With the LORD!

(This is a re-post of the Home Page of the Guido Gardens in order to bring this important information to a wider audience.)…

“The Sower turns 94!

Candler County’s most famous citizen, “The Sower,” Dr. Michael Guido celebrated his 94th birthday with a reception on Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, at Guido Studios. Despite a recent illness and an extended stay in the hospital, Dr. Guido was out and about, speaking with guests and accepting well wishes and birthday greetings from those in attendance.”

extended stay hospital dr guido speaking guests accepting birthday attendance

Dr. Guido Goes To Be With The LORD… (This is my title for the main article currently on the Home Page…)

“Michael Guido, known affectionately around the world as “The Sower” is now in heaven rejoicing with old friends and new acquaintances whom he met for the first time as a result of his life-long ministry.

Quietly, on Saturday February 21st after a final, peaceful day in Candler County Hospital, and surrounded by family and friends, at 9 PM he slipped gently and gracefully into the presence of His Lord and Saviour.

His life was grounded in a selfless ministry which he shared completely with his beloved Audrey, his wife of sixty-six years. Together they traveled extensively throughout the United States, conducting evangelistic crusades until they were involved in a near-fatal automobile accident.

Following a lengthy stay in an Atlanta hospital God moved in their hearts to begin a radio ministry while returning to Metter, Georgia.

From that seemingly simple decision, a radio program is now broadcast on 435 radio stations and has evolved into a television ministry that is carried on one hundred television stations as well as cable and satellite systems and the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network.

Each month nearly 32,000 homes receive Sower publications, and the popular “Seeds From the Sower” is published in over 1,500 newspapers. Wikipedia states that Metter, Georgia, “may best be known as the home of ‘The Sower’ who has delivered short evangelical Public Service Announcements on late-night television shows nationwide for decades.

His studios are located at Guido Gardens, where a large holiday light show takes place each Christmas season. The multiple camera angles and delightful introduction music in his commercials are of high acclaim.”

Although 94 years old at the time of his death, Mr. Guido was working on three new projects. One was a cartoon strip for children, another was a crisis ministry intervention team that would be available to respond to accidents, natural disasters and emergency situations wherever they occur. However, his most important concern in the last moments of his life was for his Guido Center for Christian Training.

He deeply believed that training others to do what he did in ministry and in serving His Lord would be the greatest legacy he could leave. His final vision was to construct a classroom for the Center and name it the Audrey F. Guido Educational Building. In fact, the final prayer that he prayed in public with two of his friends was that “God would give me this mountain to train soul-winners.”

To accomplish his dream, the Ministry is suggesting that donations to build the facility be made to the Guido Evangelistic Association in lieu of flowers.

There was a viewing of Dr. Guido in the Hamstra Worship Center on the campus of Guido Gardens on Saturday, February, 28, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. A service of praise and worship for the countless “Friends of the Sower” was held on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in a tent erected on the Campus. “Mr. Michael” is survived by his wife, Audrey and Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Guido, his brother and “sister-in-love”. “Larry” is his successor and the president of the Guido Evangelistic Association.”


brother sister-in-love larry successor president guido evangelistic association httpwebcasts lifetributes
larry successor president guido evangelistic association httpwebcasts lifetributes httpmichaelguidolegacy blo

THE MICHAEL GUIDO STORY – Paperback – United States Congressman Jack Kingston relates, “This book is a fascinating American story and a Christian pilgrimage. It should be required reading for all Christians, but everybody can benefit from his story.”

George Beverly Shea shares, “A loving God sends someone like Michael Guido across our pathway to help us in our spiritual journey. What an inspiration he has been to me and to countless others as he tells the ‘Old, Old Story of Jesus and His love.'” This is a great book. You will enjoy each page! Price: $7.00 each.

inspiration countless story jesus love book enjoy price 7 00


An entirely new program to train individuals in Christian ministry began on January 5, 2009 on the campus of the Guido Evangelistic Association.

The Center replaces the Michael Guido School of Evangelism at Brewton-Parker College and expands the curriculum and offer instruction in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership. The basic program of study will be the Certificate in Biblical Studies which may be completed in one year. Upon completion of the Certificate program, students will then qualify for the other programs which will begin in 2010.

Two classes for the second term in the Guido Center for Christian Training are scheduled to begin on March 16 and 19, 2009. The class “Evangelism and Discipleship” will meet on Monday evenings for nine weeks. Rev. Danny Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lyons is the teacher.

Rev. Williams is well known, recognized and respected for his evangelistic zeal and churches he has planted in several states, including Alaska. “Introduction to the New Testament” will be taught by Dr. Al Wright, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Georgia. Dr. Wright has taught many and various classes for different colleges and is an excellent exegetical preacher and teacher and is well versed in the languages of the New Testament. His enthusiasm for understanding and applying the truths of the New Testament to every day Christian living is most inspiring.

There will be an open house and information session with faculty and students on March 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. This event will bring together students from previous classes as well as instructors and provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the Center, its mission and ministry. Tuition for each class is $125.00 which includes the textbook and all materials.”

Where Will You Spend Eternity?

“Wake-Up Call!”

“Repent, and Believe The Gospel!”

REPENT = Do a complete 180 of belief in your heart of hearts (i.e. The Deepest Part of Yourself,…Where You are Really You!)

The 180-Turn requires that you STOP disagreeing of The LORD Jesus with regards to the condition of your heart and your Life, and START agreeing with Jesus (and Only Jesus!)

The Condition of your Heart is DEAD, Absolutely & Irrevocably DAMNED, except for the saving work of Jesus Christ is your Heart. (Jesus pays our Sin because only HE can! Jesus makes us judicially PERFECT because only HE can!)

The GOSPEL (i.e. Greatest Good News)= Jesus died! Jesus was buried! Jesus rose again on the third day! ALL of this according to the Scriptures (i.e. The Holy Bible!)

Key Verse: 15:3-4
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures….”

Believe it! This is your ONLY HOPE!

“Complete” (Parachute Band)

What Is The Color of LOVE?

This is a poem that I wrote on February 14, 1989 while I was still a sixth grade teacher at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Florida.

It was created in a relatively short time that afternoon because one of the bus drivers for the school was also the pastor of a predominantly African-American church and had invited me that afternoon to participate in their Valentine Service that evening.

As I recall, I wrote it before I left the school for the day.

It is my Prayer that it underscores an immovable standard in my heart since the day that I was saved as a six-year-old boy in the late Spring of 1967! That standard is that God creates all humans equal in value, in honor, in respect, in purpose to give all Glory to God!

If this somehow makes it to the White House, then I would like for President Obama, the First Lady, and the first daughters to know that any time I may oppose policies of this administration that opposition will be no greater than for any other President and based solely upon ideas and world-view, not on inherent & created value before God. (This is a very fine-looking family, and think of the added perk that came to them naturally. They didn’t have to invest time and money to get that nice tan.) 🙂

Therefore, President Obama & Family! Happy Saint Valentine’s Day! May the Greatest of Eternity’s LOVE be given Its fullest expression in your hearts without reservation this day that you may be truly and unequivocally Blessed! 🙂
(Note: Since this will be broadcast to all my Soda Heads, please consider this your Happy Valentine’s Day Card from me to you! If my posts are a bit “spotty” this weekend, I may be reached on the beaches of the state of Georgia.)

What is the color of Love?
Is it white as purest snow,
without spot or stain to know,
with room to ever grow?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of love?
Is it black as friends I see,
Who mean more than life to me,
Who will live eternally?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of love?
Is it green as grassy plain,
made lush by new fallen rain,
a symbol of eternal gain?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of Love?
Is it blue like bluest sky,
or courage to reply,
that God made you and I?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of love?
Is it orange like the healthy way,
that I can keep a cold away,
or sunshine that I see today?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of love?
Is it yellow, like the Streets of Gold,
that one day we may each behold,
quite free from this Earthly mold?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of love?
Is it purple as of royalty,
Who was born and died for you and me,
and lives in peace eternally?
What is the color of love?

What is the color of Love?
Is it red as purest crimson flow,
that washes me clean and white as snow,
and makes me know on High I’ll go?
What is the color of love?

The color of love is rainbow bright,
That casts away the darkest night,
And gives all Christians brand-new sight.
THAT is the Color of LOVE!

The color of love as fuller’s soap,
Can fill our lives with deepest Hope,
And bind our hearts with love’s strong rope.
THAT is the Color of LOVE!

The color of love as black receives,
And never more The Spirit grieves,
Or will his fellow man deceive.
THAT is the Color of LOVE!

The color of love is green and blue.
It makes me know the worth of you,
Through God’s Great Eyes Who can make you new.
THAT is the Color of LOVE!

The colors of love from the palette Divine,
Brighten our lives with such artistry fine,
For the Painter know what’s in your heart and mine.
He puts red where we need,
and some green and some blue,
Our lives will succeed,
When His canvas is me,
and His canvas is you.