Attached here is the obituary of our brother, fellow laborer, and fellow soldier of the cross of Christ, Skip Spurlock.  Many of you did not know Skip as I had the privilege of knowing him, but you know his wife of fifty-one years, Brenda.  Yep, Miss Brenda!  What an extraordinary lady and what a God glorifying family they have given to us.  The family did most of the home-going service with Pastor Gary Coleman, a longtime friend of Jesus’ precious preborn children, officiating. 

Below please find the email I sent to Miss Brenda upon hearing of Skip’s passage into the arms of Jesus.  The section of Scripture I shared with her has often been a great source of encouragement to me. 

Thank you Jesus for the absolute certainty of the resurrection!  Goodnight for now Skip – We will see you in the morning!


Dear Miss Brenda,

We are so sorry to hear the news of Skip’s passing.  He is rejoicing with Jesus and things a very well with him.  But I am sure that things are a little different with you on this side of heaven.  We love you and are praying for you, the kids, and grandkids.  Faye and I received the news late last night from Dorrie.


Just got off the phone with you this morning and God gave me a few verses of Scripture for you.  He revealed to Martha, for the first time ever, a truth that He could not reveal to Mary.  Mary was offended perhaps that Jesus had not come to be with her brother Lazarus during his time of sickness.  But Martha’s theology and faith brought her to Jesus and she, before anyone else on earth, received this amazing truth: 


“Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou had been here, my brother had not died.  But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.  Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.  Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that beliveth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.  And whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die.  Believest thou this?  She saith unto him, Yea Lord I believe that thou art the Christ the Son of God, which should come into the world.”  John 11: 21-27.


Yes, the very same Martha whom Jesus chastised for being worried about many things and not taking the best part like her sister Mary, was the one to whom he revealed this incredible truth.  Her strong and true theology brought her to Him.  She was not offended, no matter the woes the world could bring upon her.  Mary came to him only later and, even then, had to be coaxed.




We love you Miss Brenda!


Faye and flip

This short article by Steve McCann encapsulates in 700 words the real significance of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  I do not know that McCann is a Christian, but I do know that he has more truth in this short piece than I have seen in all of the editorials, docudramas, documentaries,, that are filling the airwaves, periodicals, and web universe on this 50th memorial of JFK’s assassination.

We lived in Dallas, Texas, at the time of JFK’s twenty-fifth memorial on November 22, 1988.  The city of Dallas was filled with national and international media and over 75 thousand mourners who gathered around the Book Depository and the grassy knoll in downtown.  It was a somber time yet somehow it seemed eerily festive. 

About twenty of us carried signs that read:

“One dies and Millions Mourn – Millions Die and No One Mourns!”


Three Minutes that Transformed America

American Thinker:  Nov. 20, 2013


Invariably at some point in the history of a nation an event occurs which precipitates or dramatically accelerates the potential demise of that nation or empire.  The United States experienced such an event in Dallas fifty years ago Friday.

Within months of the assassination of John Kennedy, America turned dramatically to the left as the avowed disciples of Franklin Roosevelt and European socialism assumed the reins of power and were the catalyst that unleashed into the American mainstream those true-believers in Marxist ideology determined to transform the nation, and who have now metastasized into a cancer on the American society.

President Lyndon Johnson, in league with an overwhelmingly Democrat-controlled Congress, shamelessly exploited the nation’s grief over the death of its youthful President and willfully steered the nation onto the course of massive government intervention into the day-to-day lives of all Americans, and unfettered social spending as personified by a myriad of welfare programs enacted under the rubric of the “War on Poverty”, the passage of Medicare and Medicaid, and the unleashing of an avalanche of new regulations.  The inexorable transfer of unbridled power to Washington and the political expedient of unsustainable promises to the American people had begun in earnest.

Over the past 50 years the Democratic Party became the unabashed promoters of these policies, while many in the Republican Party, the most notable exception being Ronald Reagan, the enablers.  As a result, the American economy is now in a near-permanent state of stagnation and the nation has embarked on a headlong dash into bankruptcy.  While the population of the country has increased by 70% since 1963, the national debt has ballooned (on an inflation adjusted basis) 620% over the past half-century from $2,400 Billion to $17,200 Billion; however more ominous is the increase in unfunded liabilities since 1963 from an inflation adjusted $12,700 Billion to $127,000 Billion today. (

Although the adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by 250% during these past 50 years, inflation-adjusted household median income has only grown by 30%, thanks in part to federal, state and local government spending which has increased by 375% and now siphons off 41% of the national GDP as compared to 26% in 1963.  The primary factor: entitlement and social spending at all levels of government has increased a phenomenal 767% since 1963 ($450 Billion annually (inflation adjusted) versus $3,900 Billion today) (

Further, as an indicator of the tentacles of a massive central government intruding on the day to day lives of all Americans, the Code of Federal Regulations (the official codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations of the government) is now approaching 180,000 pages (the height of a seven story building), an increase of nearly 500% since 1963.  The culmination of this authoritarian trend toward the complete loss of freedom and privacy is the chaos that is ObamaCare and security agencies (such as the NSA) monitoring the daily activities of the citizenry.

However, it is not just the unrestrained growth of government and disastrous fiscal and monetary policies that has brought the country to the precipice it is also the denigration of American society and the transformation of the American ruling class — a large percentage of whom currently subscribe to socialist political philosophies.  This is a ruling class that now has access to trillions of dollars and the unchecked power of government at its disposal.  A by-product of which is the astronomical rise in political corruption and cronyism as well an ill-educated and ill-informed citizenry.

This process had its beginning in 1964 through 1968 as the Johnson administrations misguided and grossly mishandled Vietnam War spawned a broad anti-war movement.  The ensuing protests unleashed far more than just a demand for an end to the war.  Those that blamed America for all manner of alleged sins in the past and determined to transform the United States into a socialist/Marxist nirvana were able to step out from behind the shadows and enter the mainstream of national legitimacy.  This swarm of locusts soon enveloped the higher levels of Academia spawning countless clones to further infiltrate and dominate all strata of the education, and media/entertainment establishment as well as assume control of the Democratic Party.

Not only by debasing the curriculum throughout all levels of schooling but through propaganda disseminated by the media/entertainment complex American society was gradually but inexorably altered to reflect the left’s determination to upend the basic moral and religious underpinning of society, thus assuring the populace would look to the government as their savior.  This process, underway for nearly two generations, has eventuated in the creation of a massive class of low-information and dependent voters unconcerned about the nation’s future and susceptible to all manner of lies and propaganda from unscrupulous national leaders.

The most doctrinaire, dangerous and devious occupant of the Oval Office in the nation’s history is Barack Obama — the son of an avowed Marxist father, who not only in his childhood, but during all his formative years, was immersed in radical ideology.  He would not be president today were it not for the consequences of the events that took place on the 22nd of November 1963.

It is always hazardous to speculate how someone would have governed had they lived to do so and were re-elected to a second term.  However, John Kennedy, by his actions as President revealed himself to be someone who believed in controlling government spending and reducing taxes as a necessary catalyst for economic growth.  Further, based on his experience with the Bay of Pigs debacle and the Cuban missile crisis, he was very circumspect about involving the United States in a massive military venture such as Viet Nam.   One thing is certain, however, he clearly was not a disciple of Franklin Roosevelt and American socialism despite being a lifelong member of the Democratic Party.

Lee Harvey Oswald, steeped in Marxist ideology from his years in the Soviet Union, was, in his addled thought process, convinced he could change the course of American history by murdering John F. Kennedy.   He has succeeded far more than he would have ever imagined.  As the American people pause and reflect on those fateful days in November fifty years ago, they must not only remember the man but the consequences of his assassination, as only they can reverse the tide of history.

Here is a report from Becky Puckett concerning the Gospel battle for the lives of pre-born children in Dallas, Texas.

Enjoy! ~ Flip


By Becky Puckett

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9   (NAS).

Don’t lose heart Saints! For those of us who have eyes to see we have discovered ourselves to be in the midst of this raging battle between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman.  In this battle for good and evil many times we find ourselves growing weary and losing heart.  Sometimes we find ourselves standing with only two or three saints in front of the abortion mill.  We think one of these death camps is falling into the grave and then it seems that there is new life breathed back into its wicked shell.  We plant, we water and we wait for the LORD to give the increase.

In the past few months, I have been encouraged by the increase which I have seen coming from the LORD.  I had the privilege to travel with Miss Pat to Israel this spring.  I was so very excited to be in the Promised Land.  I was thanking Jesus for the privilege to walk where He walked and to be refreshed by other prolife believers and renewed for His service.  Our Father loves us and delights in blessing us and He is always about His Kingdom work.  I had no idea that he would take me on the other side of the world to introduce me to a group of ladies who live in and around the Dallas area.  I have met with them since our return to the states and have found that God is birthing in their hearts a desire to stand in the gap for those being led to slaughter and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.  Their desire is that the churches take up this responsibility and be the Church.  Does this sound familiar to anyone?  I am also very encouraged by Christ for the Nations. They continue to stand faithfully along side of us and war in the heavenlies for our city and nation.

I say all of this to say to you, be encouraged brothers and sisters in the LORD.  In just a few short weeks we have seen Kermit Gosnell convicted of murder and sentenced, the (stalking) charges against Flip dropped, Latrobe shut down by the health department and struggling under the weight of its own sin to remain open, the Women’s health center in Jackson, MS will soon fall (we believe this by faith), and Delaware may very well become the first abortion free state. We must not despise the days of small beginnings.  Our God is on His Throne!

Do you remember the scene in the Chronicles of Narnia when the white witch comes before Aslan and declares “You have a traitor in your midst”. (There is no doubt that satan, the accuser of the brethren, makes that same accusation before the Lord Jesus daily of His Church.)  The White witch demands the blood of the traitor. (Edmond).  Aslan replies to her “Let me meet with you alone.”  They return and Aslan announces, “She has renounced her claim upon the son of Adams blood.”  The white witch turns to Aslan and says, “How do I know you will keep your promise?” Aslan then opens his mouth with a roar and the white witch falls to her knees!

Don’t lose heart Saints!  “Be strong and of a good courage.”  Aslan is on the move!

Here is an awesome report just in from Becky Puckett while she was ministering with several of the saints (Dorrie Rayburn, Mike and Kristine O’Dell) at the gates of hell at Meadow abortion mill in Dallas, Texas.  The seeds of the Gospel of Christ tumbled into the heart of a Muslim mom standing in the face of her Muslim husband, who wanted the child dead, saying, “NO, I will not!”  She found some Christian friends to help her along her very courageous path. 

Enjoy! ~ Flip

Street Report Dallas, TX

August 11, 2012, by Becky Puckett

“I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.  After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them.   Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”  Nehemiah 4: 13-14.

This is exactly what happened this morning at North Park Medical Group located at 8363 Meadow Road, Dallas, TX.  I stood with faithful and seasoned saints, who were stationed as families, at this exposed place in our city.  Prayers were offered up, songs of praise and worship sent up to heaven, and the Sword of the Spirit was unsheathed.   We read from John 3:19 “This is the verdict:  Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of the Light because their deeds were evil.”  This morning that battle between Light and darkness manifested itself in a very physical manner.

It was almost time for us to leave when “the Lord who is great and awesome” revealed to us the work He had been doing in the heart of a young mother.  It seemed as if out of nowhere a young Muslim woman, in her own car, appeared at the entrance to the mill and began to share with us with intense emotion and anger, that she was not willing to kill her baby and would not be forced into this abortion by her Muslim husband.  We quickly gave her counsel and she pulled into the parking lot to gather her possessions and then leave.  Her husband pulled in immediately behind her in his own vehicle and proceeded to block her from leaving.

One of our men asked the young mother if she would like for us to call the police. Upon hearing this, the husband withdrew his vehicle and left the parking lot.  It was only a matter of minutes when this young mother also was leaving from the abortion mill. She stopped to speak with us as she was leaving.  From her own lips she declared that “children are a gift from God”.  That Light was shining into the darkness and she caught a glimpse of the Truth.  She acknowledged that she spoke of Allah and was Muslim and I acknowledged that I spoke of the One Eternal God and His Son Jesus Christ and that we were Christians.  We smiled at one another and she very willingly took our number and information. 

It is our prayer that the Light will continue to shine into the darkness of this young mother and that she and all of her family will come to know the love of the Father who gave His Son, Jesus, that we might have Eternal Life.

Stand firm Saints, station yourselves on the wall as families, don’t be afraid, remember the Lord who is Great and Awesome and fight  for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your homes.  “To God be the Glory.  Great things He has done.  So loved He the world that He gave us His Son.