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As many of you know, we rotate the leadership of this Wed. nite Bible study each week.
We just started the tradition of the leader giving a brief testimony of how God has
impacted their life and some of their experiences.
Well, God has certainly shown me his provision through the years and I certainly have
had some very unique experiences in my life that I would like to share with you. I hope
that you will see this presentation as inspirational to you.
This past March, I was asked to give my testimony by a friend at Grace Bible Church in
north Dallas at their monthly Business Discipleship Outreach. So I created a slide show
for that, but I had a lot more time to share it there than I do tonight. They made a video
of my presentation and we will have it available for you to see the full version when you
get the email from Jeff or Yujin with tonight’s summary and prayer requests that they
send out each week. We really appreciate Yujin and Jeff helping us with that. And don’t
you enjoy our prayer format with the praise shown first, then the request. I am so
encouraged each week when I read all the praises that each man shares every week.
Aren’t You?
So Jeff and Yujin will send out the full video of my presentation, the book flyer and the
Bible reading program information to each of you after tonight. So look for those items
in your email. But I wanted to hit some of the highlights for you tonight.
Each of you also have a handout promoting the book I wrote about some of my
experiences and some of what I will share with you tonight. If you want a signed copy
of my book, I do have some extra copies from book signing events for you if you let me
know after the Bible study tonight. Notice I have numbered them 1-20 so you can follow
along. I have since added to this which is all shown in the full video.
Paul J. Verheyden,
Architect
1Tim. 1:15-17
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full
acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world
to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
But for that very reason I was shown mercy so
that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus
might display his unlimited patience as an
example for those who would believe on Him
and receive eternal life.
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible,
the only God, be honor and glory for ever and
ever. Amen.
• Jan. 1, 2009 – I Entered Parkland Hospital to
get a diabetes prescription refill discount
after loss of my job in November.
• The doctor asked if I was having any other
problems. I said that I had been having some
headaches. As a precaution, he ordered an
MRI.
• Jan. 2 – The MRI revealed a brain tumor……
MRI- side view. White ball is tumor.
top view. . rear view
…right in the middle
of my head!
Jan. 2 – They drilled a hole in my head and
inserted a tube to drain fluid that had
built up in my brain.
Jan. 5 – Had Brain Surgery –
They cut my head open from
ear to ear, removed a 2”x4”
portion of my skull, sent a
metal probe down into my brain
and removed the tumor.
After Brain Surgery-
with head bandages
2009
On Jan. 20, with these 44
staples in my head, I
interviewed with the City of
Dallas for a Senior
Architect position.
2009
2009
Feb. 11 – I was hired for the City job.
Feb. 18 - I had a seizure at work outside my office on
the 6th floor of Dallas City Hall downtown.
I fell like a tree, breaking my arm bone.
Mar. 2 – Surgeon sewed my bones back together.
Mar. 4 -- I was back to work with my arm in a sling.
Mar. 9 – I had another body seizure at work.
This time, I stopped breathing.
My face turned blue and then gray.
I was brought back to life with CPR by a co-worker, Carl
Janick.
On the way to the hospital in the ambulance, I pulled my
shoulder apart again.
I have no memory of this event. I was only told later
what happened.
After this, the doctor put me on anti-seizure medicine.
Mar. 23 – I had Shoulder Surgery again in the
same location. The surgeon screwed a 2”x4” metal plate
with 7- 1” screws to hold the bones together.
Those remain in my arm today.
• From April to May the City of Dallas suspended my
job with no pay.
• Fortunately, I had great support from family and
friends.
• These are only a few of my life-changing events - all
during the first 3 months of 2009.
Rewind 61 years ------
Life event #1.
I was born a triplet on Dec. 3, 1955 –
4th of 6 children in my family
in Jacksonville, TX. East Texas. Each of our other
siblings got a baby to hold. 3 boys , 3 girls.
Dad was a physician.
Mommy stayed home taking care of us. She played
piano & organ in church.
I am the one in the middle –
without the dress!!
My double-decker stroller.
This was a newspaper photo of my Family of 8 driving to the 1960 World’s Fair in New York
City in a station wagon. I’m the little “cowboy” standing in the back of the “wagon”.
#2. Mommy died when I was 5 years old in 1961. She was 46.
Note the porcelain painted color photo on her footstone here.
Mommy & Dad were married 21 years.
Her death left Dad with 6 children & no mother.
When I was in my 40’s, at Sunday School at church one Sunday, a prayer
was voiced for a man whose wife died and left him with 6 children and no
mother. Only then, I realized that my Dad was like that man. I was filled with
emotion for not having fully thanked God for providing and protecting me
for over 35 years. The prayers of many people back then were answered
positively, just like the current prayers.
At the bottom of her tombstone, the inscription reads:
“I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”
Phil. 4:13 This became my life Bible verse.
#3. Dad married my Stepmother 2 years later
when I was 7 in 1963.
Dad & Mother were married 32 years
The Sound of Music movie shows the captain marrying Maria, not the self-
centered Baroness. My Dad married the Baroness, who became my Mother.
Growing up in a small town in east Texas was great. My family prayed
together, went to church together, we had friends playing in back yard
every weekend, riding bikes in the neighborhood, playing in the creek
down the street. We took many family vacations. We had a 55 acre
farm outside of town with a few cows. Many weekends and summers
were spent working out there, bailing hay, building fences. God gave
me a very secure, loving environment to grow up in and I am so
grateful for that.
Every year, for our birthday, the local newspaper had a full page
spread on what the Verheyden triplets were doing. We were kind of
like local celebrities. We had big birthday parties and usually 3 cakes.
This lasted 18 years til we left home for college. Mother made us each
a scrapbook with the photos from each year. Great memories!
#4. Accepted Jesus Christ as Savior
& Lord at age 13, 1968
Best decision I ever made!!
Sammy Tippit Revival
#5. College & single life- ages 18-26,
1974 - 1981.
Age 18 Age 21 Age 24
Yes, I used to have hair, and a lot of it!!
In high school, I was
Student Body President,
Captain of varsity football team,
playing linebacker & kicker. I
wore #51, Dick Butkus’ number,
if any of you guys remember
him. I was also Captain &
played 4 years varsity tennis.
At University of Texas in Austin, I played many intramural sports,
including finishing 4th in the Texas Relays 4 x 100 meter relay,
running the 2nd leg. I used to be pretty fast!
Those were the good ‘ole days!
I met with these 9 men in a Bible Study and prayer group once every week
for 4 years. We were called, “The Brethren”.
#6. My older sister, Sylvia, died
when I was 23 in 1978. She was 29.
Her death left a giant hole in my life.
#7. Married at age 27 in 1982 to Donna. June 2017
will be 35 years together. 2nd best decision I ever made.
Donna & I were best friends 4 years before we even dated. When her
boyfriend (my roommate) broke up with her, she was really upset. She said,
“God must have someone else better picked out for me.” A voice from
heaven clearly told me, “You are that better man”. But it wasn’t until months
later that we even dated. She’s still my best friend.
#8. Birth of first daughter, Kay Lynn, in 1986.
2nd love of my life. She graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor In Nursing.
Lives in Austin as Oncology nurse. Married 2010. No children yet, but we
are praying for a miracle. We were in Indian Princess father-daughter
program at the YMCA. Her Indian name is Shining Star.
My Indian name is Bright Moon.
#9. Birth of first son, Phillip John, in 1987.
When Donna was pregnant with Phillip, I went into remorse because I did not want to
share my love for Kay Lynn. Not sure I could love another child. Phillip barely missed
winning a football state championship. Starting fullback. Graduated from UT in 2010. He
is a Computer Architect in Austin. He married Loren in 2016.
His Indian name is Shooting Star because he won us a Turkey at the BB gun shoot.
#10. I survived a major Delta Plane Crash at DFW
Airport when I was 33 in August 1988. I was on my way
to Salt Lake City, Utah, designing a Water Park there.
These pictures I took
2 days after the crash.
A reporter from the
Austin American
Statesman called me
and asked if I wanted
to visit the crash.
I was sitting on the left side in front of the wing.
13 people died on that plane.
Scott Owen, died on the plane, but I did not know until later. He went to my
church. At his funeral, my pastor said, “God has a purpose for everyone – For
Scott to die, and for Paul Verheyden sitting in the back, meant to survive that
crash.”
I was not physically injured except for hand burns and smoke inhalation. but I
had emotional and spiritual problems. I thought I was fireproof, doing things no
Christian husband or father should do. Then, 4 years later, men laid hands on
my head and prayed for me and I had a miraculous healing. 2002 all things
became new.
This photo appeared on the front page of the Austin American Statesmen. Many
newspaper articles featured my experience. Mr. Alfieri with NTSB showed a great act
of kindness to me that day. When I arrived at the crash site, security would not let me
in. He noticed my despair being there and let me into the site, asking me questions
about the crash. This experience helped me get some closure on this life changing
event.
#11. Registered Architect, State of
Texas at age 34 in 1989.
#12. Birth of 2nd son, Vincent Lee, in 1990.
Cutest little Tiger Cub Scout. Sold lots of Scout Popcorn. People could not
say no to Vincent. Starting lineman at First Baptist Academy Saints 2 years.
Graduated from UNT in 2015 with Bachelors degree in Economics. He is
teaching elementary school in Seoul, Korea. His Indian name is Eagle Eye
Goldfish War for the Thunder. There’s a story behind that!
#13. Survived Car Crash when I was 36 in 1991.
Blazer ran red light and plowed into the side of my car. I had a few broken
ribs. Donna got gash in her arm from broken glass. We were on our way
to Dr. appointment after problems in pregnancy. We had a miscarriage.
This was a bad day.
#14. Registered Interior Designer,
State of Texas, age 37 in 1992.
#15. Birth of 2nd daughter, Kristen Marie, in 1993.
Our Baby. Our 4th child. We had fun in YMCA Indian Princess. Her Indian
name is Twinkling Star. She is very spiritual and is a “Fashionista.”
Graduated from UT in 2016 in Communications, Public Relations.
She works for large equity firm as Executive Asst. in Austin.
4 of my greatest accomplishments was being a good Dad to each of our 4 children.
I was involved in everything with them, sports, family activities, scouts, YMCA, church,
reading the Bible and praying with them, etc. I cannot imagine a Dad that would not want to be
involved with their kids. I consider it a real honor to have made a positive impact on the lives
of these great people! Many have complimented Donna & I on how great they are.
God certainly has blessed our lives with them.
Kay Lynn Phillip John
Kristen MarieVincent Lee
#16. Mother died when I was 40 in 1995. She was 82.
When she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she decided to not take treatment. Before she
died, I told her, “Mother, you seem so peaceful about dying.” She said, “Paul, I am peaceful. Are
you peaceful?” At that time, I was struggling with many things in my life. I sunk my head into her
lap and just bawled crying. She comforted me and assured me that God would help me. Mother’s
“Baroness” style caused quite a bit of problems with us growing up. But she was always there for
me when I needed her. I loved Mother, and I knew she loved me. God used her to impact my life
in a positive way. I still miss her.
#17. Dad married Laverna when I was 41 in 1996. He was 80.
She was 76. They were both widowed twice and had known each other
for 50 years. They were married 10 years.
She brought great love back to our family and still does. She is now 93.
She knew Mommy and brought out her pictures that Mother hid for
32 years.
#18. First major surgery. Separation of
both legs simultaneously at age 44 in 2000.
• Ruptured both patellar tendons, right & left legs.
• No connection between upper and lower legs.
• Orthopedic surgeon drilled holes in my knee
caps, threaded string through holes and sewed
tissues back together.
• In hospital for 10 days.
• Full-length white hard plaster casts on both legs
from groin to ankles for 6 weeks.
• Loss of work for 3 months.
• Muscles atrophied – Had to learn to walk again.
• Physical Therapy 3 x/week for 6 months.
• Regret not having any photos of white casts on
both legs. Walked like Frankenstein since
bones not broken.
• Little did I know that this experience helped me
later in my brain and other future surgeries.
Both of our sons are Eagle Scouts 2002 & 2007.
I was a Boy Scout Leader for 15 years.
#19. Miracle of the Crusaders Football Team at age 47 in 2003.
Channel 8 Sports, did a 3 minute story on us including showing us reading
the Bible at practice. Our sons went to private school with no football program
so we started this independent team with 10 games scheduled with other
private schools our first year. I designed & bought uniforms & all equipment,
became head varsity coach, created plays. Only played 1 full season.
2nd year, not enough players.
Crusaders High School Varsity Football Team
Team verse: “For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
Crusaders Jr. High Football Team
Crusaders High School Varsity Cheerleaders
Crusaders Jr. High Cheerleaders
Had about 60 kids involved in the total football program.
Game results were in newspaper every week.
#20. Dad died when I was 50 in 2006. He was 90.
Later, Laverna gave me His Bible that I had given him a few
years earlier with the Bible Reading chart taped in the cover.
Jan. 2006 – Longhorns won National Championship! Hook ‘em Horns!!
My Family in 2007 - 5 blessings to me from God!!
#21. Brain Surgery - Jan. 2009
#22. Two seizures – Feb. 2009
#23. Two shoulder surgeries – March 2009
May 29, 2009, 6 months after my brain surgery,
I returned to work with the City of Dallas at
full salary. Since Dec. 2009, I have had no
medicine for seizures.
• When I was in the hospital, one of my brain surgeons,
when he showed me the MRI of the brain tumor, said,
“We are not letting you out of here until we get that
tumor out of your head. You could die tomorrow
without surgery. We normally find something like
this in an autopsy.”
• Then one of the other surgeons said,
“Looks like you get to LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY.”
Immediately, I burned with motivation to tell others about this
experience. I said, “That is going to be the title of my new book.
Can I use that title?” He said, “Sure!”
So I asked the nurse to get me a pen and some paper. She gave me a
notebook. I sketched out the cover and started writing. I kept writing
until God told me to stop.
. My book about this and the details of all 23 events was published in
January, 2010. I have had several book-signing events at various bookstores.
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH
AM PM Date AM PM Date AM PM
MatthewGen. Matthew Exodus Mark Numbr
1 1,2,3 1 21:1-22 27,28 1 7:14-37 23,24,25
2 4,5,6 2 21:23-46 29,30 2 8:1-21 26,27
3 7,8,9 3 22:1-22 31,32,33 3 8:22-38 28,29,30
4 10,11,12 4 22:23-46 34,35 4 9:1-29 31,32,33
5:1-26 13,14,15 5 23:1-22 36,37,38 5 9:30-50 34,35,36
5:27-48 16,17 6 23:23-39 39,40 Mark Deut.
6:1-18 18,19 Matthew Leviticus 6 10:1-31 1,2
6:19-34 20,21,22 7 24:1-28 1,2,3 7 10:32-52 3,4
7 23,24 8 24:29-51 4,5 8 11:1-18 5,6,7
8:1-17 25,26 9 25:1-30 6,7 9 11:19-33 8,9,10
8:18-34 27,28 10 25:31-46 8,9,10 10 12:1-27 11,12,13
9:1-17 29,30 11 26:1-25 11,12 11 12:28-44 14,15,16
9:18-38 31,32 12 26:26-50 13 12 13:1-20 17,18,19
10:1-20 33,34,35 13 26:51-75 14 13 13:21-37 20,21,22
10:21-42 36,37,38 14 27:1-26 15,16 14 14:1-26 23,24,25
11 39,40 15 27:27-50 17,18 15 14:27-53 26,27
12:1-23 41,42 16 27:51-66 19,20 16 14:54-72 28,29
12:24-50 43,44,45 17 28 21,22 17 15:1-25 30,31
13:1-30 46,47,48 Mark 18 15:26-47 32,33,34
13:31-52 49,50 18 1:1-22 23,24 Mark Joshua
MatthewExodus 19 1:23-45 25 19 16 1,2,3
14:1-21 1,2,3 20 2 26,27 Luke
14:22-36 4,5,6 Mark Numbers 20 1:1-20 4,5,6
15:1-20 7,8, 21 3:1-19 1,2 21 1:21-38 7,8,9
15:21-39 9,10,11 22 3:20-35 3,4 22 1:39-56 10,11,12
16 12,13 23 4:1-20 5,6 23 1:57-80 13,14,15
17 14,15 24 4:21-41 7,8 24 2:1-24 16,17,18
18:1-20 16,17,18 25 5:1-20 9,10,11 25 2:25-52 19,20,21
18:21-35 19,20 26 5:21-43 12,13,14 26 3 22,23,24
19 21,22 27 6:1-29 15,16 Luke Judges
20:1-16 23,24 28 6:30-56 17,18,19 27 4:1-30 1,2,3
20:17-34 25,26 29 7:1-13 20,21,22 28 4:31-44 4,5,6
29 5:1-16 7,8
30 5:17-39 9,10
31 6:1-26 11,12
APRIL MAY JUNE
Date AM PM Date AM PM Date AM PM
Luke Judges Luke 1 Kings John 2 Chron.
1 6:27-49 13,14,15 1 21:20-34 10,11 1 12:27-50 15,16
2 7:1-30 16,17,18 2 22:1-20 12,13 2 13:1-20 17,18
3 7:31-50 19,20,21 3 22:21-46 14,15 3 13L21-38 19,20
Luke Ruth 4 22:47-71 16,17,18 4 14 21,22
4 8:1-25 1,2,3,4 5 23:1-25 19,20 5 15 23,24
Luke 1 Samuel 6 23:26-56 21,22 6 16 25,26,27
5 8:26-56 1,2,3 Luke 2 Kings 7 17 28,29
6 9:1-17 4,5,6 7 24:1-35 1,2,3 8 18:1-18 30,31
7 9:18-36 7,8,9 8 24:36-53 4,5,6 9 18:19-40 32,33
8 9:37-62 10,11,12 John 10 19:1-22 34,35,36
9 10:1-24 13,14 9 1:1-28 7,8,9 John Exra
10 10:25-42 15,16 10 1:29-51 10,11,12 11 19:23-42 1,2
11 11:1-28 17,18 11 2 13,14 12 20 3,4,5
12 11:29-54 19,20,21 12 3:1-18 15,16 13 21 6,7,8
13 12:1-31 22,23,24 13 3:19-36 17,18 Acts
14 12:32-59 25,26 14 4:1-20 19,20,21 14 1 9,10
15 13:1-22 27,28,29 15 4:21-54 22,23 Acts Nehemiah
16 13:23-35 30,31 16 5:1-24 24,25 15 2:1-21 1,2,3
Luke 2 Sam. John 1 Chron. 16 2:22-47 4,5,6
17 14:1-24 1,2 17 5:25-47 1,2,3 17 3 7,8,9
18 14:25-35 3,4,5 18 6:1-21 4,5,6 18 4:1-22 10,11
19 15:1-10 6,7,8 19 6:22-44 7,8,9 19 4:23-37 12,13
20 15:11-32 9,10,11 20 6:45-71 10,11,12 Acts Esther
21 16 12,13 21 7:1-27 13,14,15 20 5:1-21 1,2
22 17:1-19 14,15 22 7:28-53 16,17,18 21 5:22-42 3,4,5
23 17:20-37 16,17,18 23 8:1-27 19,20,21 22 6 6,7,8
24 18:1-23 19,20 24 8:28-59 22,23,24 23 7:1-21 9,10
25 18:24-43 21,22 25 9:1-23 25,26,27 Acts Job
26 19:1-27 23,24 26 9:24-41 28,29 24 7:22-43 1,2
Luke 1 Kings John 2 Chron. 25 7:44-60 3,4
27 19:28-48 1,2 27 10:1-23 1,2,3 26 8:1-25 5,6,7
28 20:1-26 3,4,5 28 10:24-42 4,5,6 27 8:26-40 8,9,10
29 20:27-47 6,7 29 11:1-29 7,8,9 28 9:1-21 11,12,13
30 21:1-19 8,9 30 11:30-57 10,11,12 29 9:22-43 14,15,16
31 12:1-26 13,14 30 10:1-23 17,18,19
This is a portion of the SOS Bible Reading Chart in the back of my book.
With this you read through the entire Bible in one year –
New Testament every morning, Old Testament every night.
I would be glad to send them to you by e-mail.
This is full page view.
I have copies for you to take
with you today.
3 Promises from God’s Word for Day and Night Bible reading:
“ Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips;
meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.
Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Joshua 1: 8
“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword,
and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow,
and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Hebrews 4: 12
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.”
Psalm 1:1-3
The Society of Swordsmen (S.O.S.) certifies that
Name Here
completely read through God’s Holy Word,
the entire Bible, in the year
Year Here
Reading the New Testament in the day and the Old Testament at night
every day for 365 consecutive days.
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right
or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it
day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.
Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1: 6 – 9
“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword,
and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and
intentions of the heart.”
Hebrews 4: 12
“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.”
Psalm 1:1-3
This is the completion certificate I will send to you if you contact me after
completing the Bible Reading program in one year.
SOS Society of Swordsmen (Saving of Souls)
Lapel Pin
I designed this logo with the lifesaver, crossed swords, Joshus 1:8 on
top, Hebrews 4:12 on bottom, Every Day on left, Every Night on right,
Read the entire Bible in one year on top of the Bible in the center.
I have some free lapel pins for you to take with you today if you want to join the program
and encourage others to follow it.
Samson:
Brawny
Or Scrawny?
What you believe about Samson
is what you believe about God.
by
Paul J. Verheyden
My next book – now in process. A book about Fighting for Faith.
You know, there is no physical description of Samson,
and no one knew where he got his strength.
PJVerheyden Family Crest – Created in 2009 while recovering from brain
surgery. Notice the banner at the bottom:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13
4 blessings from God who have influenced my life positively.
John, 3 years older, Nurse Anesthecist – retired, Austin
Charles, 9 years older, Plastic Surgeon – retired, Temple
Anne, lives in Bullard, TX (just south of Tyler)
Nina, has a Dr. in Math, teaches at Kilgore College.
Notice my brothers are over 6 feet tall. I had to share my
height with my sisters.
12 FHV (my Dad, Floyd H. Verheyden) Granchildren:
Charles = 4 children, each born in 4 seasons.
Paul = 4 children, each born in 4 seasons.
Anne = 4 children, each born in 4 seasons.
April 2010, Kay Lynn married to Michael Grysen
Dec. 2010 - Moved to 80 acre Trees Farm, DeSoto, TX
Crawford Trees , Donna’s great, great Grandfather, was the
10th largest landowner in Dallas County in the mid 1800’s,
First marriage license in Dallas County.
We live in Donna’s grandfather’s house built 1969, about 50 yrs ago.
This barn still stands - built in 1899 – 117 years ago.
¾ mile street frontage
Covered back patio View from back yard
When we moved to the farm, we noticed a lot of old rusted metal farm
equipment laying around – and a lot of it. We got several people to look
at hauling off the equipment and other Items and split the profits from the
metal recycling. After 2 weeks sun up til sun down and 25 full loads, we
finished the farm clean-up and haul-off.
Results were:
80,000 pounds of metal
$.10/pound
70 /30 split
Do the math.
So why is all this old rusted metal relevant and why am I showing you this?
Because all of us, at some point in our lives, need to clean up our lives and get rid of the “old rusted
metal” – the things we no longer use, or the things we hold on to or depend on that are no longer
useful in our lives – to us, or to anyone else. I’m not talking about just physical or tangible things,
I’m talking about the things or even activities that we don’t want to get rid of, that we are hanging on
to that are not important, but weight us down and keep us from being all we can be for God and
others. You know what it is. Let go and let God have His way with you and free yourself up from the
“old rusted metal” to serve Him and others.
Also, this metal had been there for years and at just the right time, God used the profits from this
metal recycling to provide for us when I was out of work and needed the money.
It’s amazing how God provides for us just when we need it most.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where
thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not
destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21
August 2011 – Joined First Baptist Dallas
Jeffress Fountain Plaza –
one of my favorite places.
May 2015 Vincent graduated from University of North Texas
with Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Nov. 2015 Adopted our dog – Ruby Red –
the baby of the family – Sweetest puppy dog ever !
Ruby and her cousin Gaius (Kay Lynn’s dog). – Best Friends.
May 2016 Kristen graduated as Longhorn #22 in
Verheyden Longhorn Legacy since my Dad graduated
in 1939.
Kristen’s University of Texas
Graduation 2016
June 2016 Phillip married Loren.
This is just Phillip’s side of family. – over 30 people.
July 2016 The T-shirt Story
Kristen met Connor Frizzelle in July of 2016 in Austin at a river rafting party. After only a
few weeks of dating, Connor was talking to his parents about how great Kristen was, how
she loved the Lord, she was so beautiful inside & out and he thought she was “the one” for
him. So his mother, Sherry, said “Let’s pray and ask God to confirm with you and give you
a sign and mark her if she is “the one” for you.
A few days later, Connor was over at Kristen’s house. She was wearing a t-shirt that she
got from a friend of hers during a sleep-over 10 years ago. It was one of her favorite old
shirts to wear. When Connor saw it, he said, “Wait, that’s my t-shirt! Where did you get that?”
She told him her story about it.
He said, “That’s the special T-shirt that was made for my Red Oak School basketball team
when we won district! I was the starting guard. Look on the back of the shirt. All of the
players names are on it. My name is on it.”
Sure enough, Kristen turned it around. His name was right in the middle, at the top,
Connor Frizzelle, #14.
She had been wearing his name on her back for 10 years without even knowing about it.
This was Connor’s sign from God that Kristen was “the one” for him.
He later told me that this was day 5 of a 10 day fast and only 3 days after his mom prayed
for the sign from God. He somehow got the shirt from Kristen and framed it. He surprised
her and gave it to her for Valentines Day a week ago.
July 2016 The T-shirt Story
August 2016 - Vincent moved to South Korea to teach
elementary school. He joined former UNT roommate.
My Godmother, Erma celebrated her 106 Birthday on
October 9, 2016. She said she was down on her knees
praying for me during my many surgeries. A real Prayer Warrior
that I am so glad that is in my life! She remembers everything!
February 2016 Joined Pastor’s Prayer Partners
On October 23, 2016, I was chosen to lead the prayers of
over 50 men for Dr. Robert Jeffress at First Baptist Dallas.
Over 200 men in group praying every week for pastor, staff, church.
New Year’s Eve – 2016 Kristen engaged to Connor Frizzelle.
He proposed on University of Texas campus in front of the tower & the
historic Littlefield Fountain. Here’s the love birds last Christmas.
Art, Architecture - Samples
These are some paintings I did as a teenager in art class.
Water color paintings done while in Architecture school.
Shuttle bus stop proposal for class project.
Hyde Park Neighborhood study in Austin for class project.
Historic house in neighborhood.
Proposal for Library in neighborhood.
Hand drawn ink sketch of letters collage.
Ink & pencil drawings.
Pencil & ink portrait drawings.
Ink sketch of West Austin residential development
Ink sketch of brochure for earth shelter house.
Water color painting of proposed electric car factory in Austin.
Since I graduated college in 1980
• 36 years in design & construction production & management
• 28 different building types, over 219 projects – commercial, residential, etc.
• 1 job 7 years
• 29 years < 2 years with any one company.
• Companies include: DFW Airport, City of Dallas, Exxon Mobil, Trammel
Crow, Greyhound Lines, Wet ‘n Wild, UT Southwestern, Kaiser Permanente,
Large & small firms
• Job Titles: Architect, Sr. Architect, Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager,
Construction Manager, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Manager
• I have applied for more jobs than anyone – hundreds for 36 years.
• God provided for me in every way and always had another job for me after
the last one.
• These next slides show only a few samples of design & construction related
projects I have done over 36 years.
14 Story Bank & Parking Garage, 7th & Lavaca, Austin, TX.
First project out of school. I was General Contractor’s Rep.
coordinating construction from Architect’s documents.
Recreation - Retail – Austin, TX
My first big design project. 5 acres – Multi-use- Sporting
Goods store, Burger King, Bowling Alleys, Batting Cages,
Miniature Golf.
Original hand sketch with rendering below.
Victorian style Arcade Game House – hand
drafted construction document elevation.
Arcade Game House
Batting Cages, Miniature Golf
Inside Arcade Game House
Watercolor painting of House to Office Renovation
Ink sketch of Multi-family development in South Padre Island near Corpus Christi.
Charcoal sketch of courtyard- School of Architecture building– University of Texas.
Charlton Methodist Hospital – Radiology, Admitting, Lab,
Emergency, Labor Delivery – 30,000 s.f., $3.5 Million
Russell Creek Middle School, Plano, TX
Car Wash – Retail – Storage – Rockwall, TX
Original hand sketch.
Lagoon Water Park – Salt Lake City, Utah
Telecommunications Facility –
GTE (now Verizon),
Flower Mound, TX
Healthcare - In-house Architect & Project Manager
for Kaiser Permanente, Texas Region
Managed $18 million Design & Construction
of 12 facilities for 7 years. Here are 3 facilities.
South Dallas
Mesquite
Arlington
American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter, sponsored a display
at Northpark Mall in 1995 for Architects in Alternative Practice (non-traditional
Architect’s office). Kaiser paid for photographer & graphic artist for this display.
Taught 5 courses at Mountain View College, Dallas
Facilities Manager, Affiliated Computer Services –
Managed 350,000 s.f. multi-building campus of all maintenance,
design & construction – former location of 7-11 Headquarters.
Location: Central Expressway at Haskell.
Maintenance Manager of 117 Exxon Mobil stores in DFW
Metroplex. Managed work of 75 vendors of various trades.
Greyhound Bus Terminal Renovation - Dallas
12,000 s,f, $1.4 million.
The Director of Facilities said, “In my 10 years at
Greyhound, I have never seen a project managed as
well as this one.”
12-phase project, tore out walls, replaced all interior finishes,
signage, ticket counters, etc. All while remaining in full operation.
Greyhound Bus Terminal, Pittsburgh, PA. I managed the demolition of
the existing terminal, the move into the temporary terminal, & the design
of this new terminal.
As Sr. PM for Greyhound, I managed design & construction of 253
locations in 23 states – Central U.S..
Office Building–Mental Health & Retardation
Facility,Terrell, Tx. 2 story, 30,000 s.f., $2 million
First Floor Plan
6,000 s.f. CNV Residence – Temple
Items from TX Billionaire, John Carpenter, Las Colinas
were used in the construction of this house.
I managed demolition of his 27,000 s.f. house for GTE
(Verizon’s) World Headquarters.
Materials used:
Spiral stair from his study,
Oak paneling,
Marble countertops
25 Mesquite trees
Leather wall tiles
3 Chandeliers
12 truck loads carrying
25 solid wood beams
12”x24”x25’ long
Leather wall tiles
White marble
Oak panelling
Ceiling beams from old barn columns. Chandelier from
Carpenter Ranch horse barns.
Mesquite
star
Granite kitchen island
10,000 s.f. Helm Residence – Ferris
All exposed ductwork, piping, stone, brick, electrical conduit, metal railings.
Suburban Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
101 units – 3 acres $7 million
The Lofts Apartment Community, Sherman, TX
208 units–14 acres $15 million
Suburban Hotel, Lawton, OK
117 units–3 acres $7 million
Colonial Communities Duplexes, McKinney, TX
200 units–12 acres $12 million
Twin Rivers Sr. Living 156 Units, 6 acres,
$14 million Multi-family facility, Richardson
Designed Indirect lighting in
cafeteria ceiling.
Designed hand-painted
dome in ceiling.
Special wood trim at walls.
Sr. Architect with City of Dallas
Some projects – City Hall Water Infiltration Repair, Majestic Theatre
roof repair, Council Chambers Bullet Proofing, DMA Sculpture
Garden Repair, Sanitation Facility Addition,
Meyerson Symphony Center Soundproofing
Transportation – Fueling Facility – City of Dallas
Wells Fargo Bank, Ft. Worth Stock Yards
4,000 s.f., $4 million
Wells Fargo Bank, at Main & Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX
Removed falling white Carrera marble & replaced with stucco.
Located in Historic District of city.
DFW Airport – Valet Parking-Term. C
DFW Airport – Skylink station prototype
$17 million. 7 stations. Managed design & engineering.
DFW Airport – New Entry Plazas
DFW Airport – South Gate Development – inside south entry
32 acres – DFW Headquarters, Hyatt Place Hotel,
5 restaurants, Office Building, Post Office.
Taught 2 courses at ITT Technical Institute, Dallas
Assisted Living Facility –
Prototype
17,000 s.f. 24 units - $2 million
Country Garden Assisted Living Facility, China
10,000 s.f. $5 million
Haines City, FL - 64 duplexes,
150,000 s.f., 9 acres, $14 million
I made the transition from hand drawings to complete
computer 2D & 3D modeling & construction drawings.
11,000 s.f. Powell Residence, Royal Lane & Welch, Dallas
Exterior Elevations
Building Sections
Sections at Family Room
Garcia Paleteria Renovation, Dallas
Crest of Willow Bend, Plano
17,000 s.f. 2 story office building, $2 million
Front
Rear
Exterior Elevations
• This is Not My story, but the Holy Spirit’s Story of
His Power, Provision, Patience, Peace!! –
My story is only my small praise to Him!!!
• Without the Power of the Holy Spirit given by my
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I am nothing, and
nothing else matters!!!!!
• My life is His story of His faithfulness despite my
unfaithfulness.
• My life is His story as a result of the Prayers from my
family and many friends.
“Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the
right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t
give up.” Galations 6:9 DON’T GIVE UP!!
We all have a story to tell, and how God lets each of us
Live to Fight Another Day.
Donna & I started using the SOS Bible Reading Chart over 25 years ago,
reading together as a family every day. We believe that is one reason why
each of our 4 children came to know Jesus & the Holy Spirit at a very early
age. The chart has been taped inside the covers of each of ours and our 4
kids’ Bibles for years.
Reading God’s Word twice each day, every day, is a non-negotiable habit in
my life. Last December 2016, I completed 8 consecutive years of reading
day and night every day, 365 days each year, without fail.
Do you have a non-negotiable habit of daily Bible reading and prayer?
If not, why not start today? Copies of the charts are here for you today.
I will be glad to email it to you also. My email is at the bottom of chart.
I am Jesus’ disciple.
I will continue to tell His Story through my life.
Are you Jesus’ disciple?
Will you continue to tell His Story through Your life?
When Kay Lynn was about 7 years old, we were
in the YMCA Indian Princess program together
and learned some real Indian songs. This is one
of my favorites:
Indian Song
Wokunda day du, wapadin atonay.
Wokunda day du, wapadin atonay.
O, Lord, hear me, great need have I.
O, Lord, hear me, great need have I.
Growing up in the small town of Jacksonville, I sang a
song at the Methodist church twice every Sunday for 18
years.
This song continues to mean a lot to me and encourages
me even today.
Sing along with me, because I am sure many of you
know it.
Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

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Paul J. Verheyden Testimony

  • 1. As many of you know, we rotate the leadership of this Wed. nite Bible study each week. We just started the tradition of the leader giving a brief testimony of how God has impacted their life and some of their experiences. Well, God has certainly shown me his provision through the years and I certainly have had some very unique experiences in my life that I would like to share with you. I hope that you will see this presentation as inspirational to you. This past March, I was asked to give my testimony by a friend at Grace Bible Church in north Dallas at their monthly Business Discipleship Outreach. So I created a slide show for that, but I had a lot more time to share it there than I do tonight. They made a video of my presentation and we will have it available for you to see the full version when you get the email from Jeff or Yujin with tonight’s summary and prayer requests that they send out each week. We really appreciate Yujin and Jeff helping us with that. And don’t you enjoy our prayer format with the praise shown first, then the request. I am so encouraged each week when I read all the praises that each man shares every week. Aren’t You? So Jeff and Yujin will send out the full video of my presentation, the book flyer and the Bible reading program information to each of you after tonight. So look for those items in your email. But I wanted to hit some of the highlights for you tonight. Each of you also have a handout promoting the book I wrote about some of my experiences and some of what I will share with you tonight. If you want a signed copy of my book, I do have some extra copies from book signing events for you if you let me know after the Bible study tonight. Notice I have numbered them 1-20 so you can follow along. I have since added to this which is all shown in the full video.
  • 3. 1Tim. 1:15-17 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
  • 4. • Jan. 1, 2009 – I Entered Parkland Hospital to get a diabetes prescription refill discount after loss of my job in November. • The doctor asked if I was having any other problems. I said that I had been having some headaches. As a precaution, he ordered an MRI. • Jan. 2 – The MRI revealed a brain tumor……
  • 5. MRI- side view. White ball is tumor. top view. . rear view …right in the middle of my head!
  • 6. Jan. 2 – They drilled a hole in my head and inserted a tube to drain fluid that had built up in my brain.
  • 7. Jan. 5 – Had Brain Surgery – They cut my head open from ear to ear, removed a 2”x4” portion of my skull, sent a metal probe down into my brain and removed the tumor. After Brain Surgery- with head bandages 2009
  • 8. On Jan. 20, with these 44 staples in my head, I interviewed with the City of Dallas for a Senior Architect position. 2009
  • 9. 2009 Feb. 11 – I was hired for the City job. Feb. 18 - I had a seizure at work outside my office on the 6th floor of Dallas City Hall downtown. I fell like a tree, breaking my arm bone. Mar. 2 – Surgeon sewed my bones back together. Mar. 4 -- I was back to work with my arm in a sling.
  • 10. Mar. 9 – I had another body seizure at work. This time, I stopped breathing. My face turned blue and then gray. I was brought back to life with CPR by a co-worker, Carl Janick. On the way to the hospital in the ambulance, I pulled my shoulder apart again. I have no memory of this event. I was only told later what happened. After this, the doctor put me on anti-seizure medicine.
  • 11. Mar. 23 – I had Shoulder Surgery again in the same location. The surgeon screwed a 2”x4” metal plate with 7- 1” screws to hold the bones together. Those remain in my arm today.
  • 12. • From April to May the City of Dallas suspended my job with no pay. • Fortunately, I had great support from family and friends. • These are only a few of my life-changing events - all during the first 3 months of 2009.
  • 13. Rewind 61 years ------ Life event #1. I was born a triplet on Dec. 3, 1955 – 4th of 6 children in my family in Jacksonville, TX. East Texas. Each of our other siblings got a baby to hold. 3 boys , 3 girls. Dad was a physician. Mommy stayed home taking care of us. She played piano & organ in church.
  • 14. I am the one in the middle – without the dress!! My double-decker stroller.
  • 15. This was a newspaper photo of my Family of 8 driving to the 1960 World’s Fair in New York City in a station wagon. I’m the little “cowboy” standing in the back of the “wagon”.
  • 16. #2. Mommy died when I was 5 years old in 1961. She was 46. Note the porcelain painted color photo on her footstone here.
  • 17. Mommy & Dad were married 21 years. Her death left Dad with 6 children & no mother. When I was in my 40’s, at Sunday School at church one Sunday, a prayer was voiced for a man whose wife died and left him with 6 children and no mother. Only then, I realized that my Dad was like that man. I was filled with emotion for not having fully thanked God for providing and protecting me for over 35 years. The prayers of many people back then were answered positively, just like the current prayers.
  • 18. At the bottom of her tombstone, the inscription reads: “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13 This became my life Bible verse.
  • 19. #3. Dad married my Stepmother 2 years later when I was 7 in 1963. Dad & Mother were married 32 years The Sound of Music movie shows the captain marrying Maria, not the self- centered Baroness. My Dad married the Baroness, who became my Mother.
  • 20. Growing up in a small town in east Texas was great. My family prayed together, went to church together, we had friends playing in back yard every weekend, riding bikes in the neighborhood, playing in the creek down the street. We took many family vacations. We had a 55 acre farm outside of town with a few cows. Many weekends and summers were spent working out there, bailing hay, building fences. God gave me a very secure, loving environment to grow up in and I am so grateful for that. Every year, for our birthday, the local newspaper had a full page spread on what the Verheyden triplets were doing. We were kind of like local celebrities. We had big birthday parties and usually 3 cakes. This lasted 18 years til we left home for college. Mother made us each a scrapbook with the photos from each year. Great memories!
  • 21. #4. Accepted Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord at age 13, 1968 Best decision I ever made!! Sammy Tippit Revival
  • 22. #5. College & single life- ages 18-26, 1974 - 1981. Age 18 Age 21 Age 24 Yes, I used to have hair, and a lot of it!!
  • 23. In high school, I was Student Body President, Captain of varsity football team, playing linebacker & kicker. I wore #51, Dick Butkus’ number, if any of you guys remember him. I was also Captain & played 4 years varsity tennis. At University of Texas in Austin, I played many intramural sports, including finishing 4th in the Texas Relays 4 x 100 meter relay, running the 2nd leg. I used to be pretty fast! Those were the good ‘ole days!
  • 24. I met with these 9 men in a Bible Study and prayer group once every week for 4 years. We were called, “The Brethren”.
  • 25. #6. My older sister, Sylvia, died when I was 23 in 1978. She was 29. Her death left a giant hole in my life.
  • 26. #7. Married at age 27 in 1982 to Donna. June 2017 will be 35 years together. 2nd best decision I ever made. Donna & I were best friends 4 years before we even dated. When her boyfriend (my roommate) broke up with her, she was really upset. She said, “God must have someone else better picked out for me.” A voice from heaven clearly told me, “You are that better man”. But it wasn’t until months later that we even dated. She’s still my best friend.
  • 27. #8. Birth of first daughter, Kay Lynn, in 1986. 2nd love of my life. She graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor In Nursing. Lives in Austin as Oncology nurse. Married 2010. No children yet, but we are praying for a miracle. We were in Indian Princess father-daughter program at the YMCA. Her Indian name is Shining Star. My Indian name is Bright Moon.
  • 28. #9. Birth of first son, Phillip John, in 1987. When Donna was pregnant with Phillip, I went into remorse because I did not want to share my love for Kay Lynn. Not sure I could love another child. Phillip barely missed winning a football state championship. Starting fullback. Graduated from UT in 2010. He is a Computer Architect in Austin. He married Loren in 2016. His Indian name is Shooting Star because he won us a Turkey at the BB gun shoot.
  • 29. #10. I survived a major Delta Plane Crash at DFW Airport when I was 33 in August 1988. I was on my way to Salt Lake City, Utah, designing a Water Park there. These pictures I took 2 days after the crash. A reporter from the Austin American Statesman called me and asked if I wanted to visit the crash.
  • 30. I was sitting on the left side in front of the wing. 13 people died on that plane.
  • 31. Scott Owen, died on the plane, but I did not know until later. He went to my church. At his funeral, my pastor said, “God has a purpose for everyone – For Scott to die, and for Paul Verheyden sitting in the back, meant to survive that crash.” I was not physically injured except for hand burns and smoke inhalation. but I had emotional and spiritual problems. I thought I was fireproof, doing things no Christian husband or father should do. Then, 4 years later, men laid hands on my head and prayed for me and I had a miraculous healing. 2002 all things became new.
  • 32. This photo appeared on the front page of the Austin American Statesmen. Many newspaper articles featured my experience. Mr. Alfieri with NTSB showed a great act of kindness to me that day. When I arrived at the crash site, security would not let me in. He noticed my despair being there and let me into the site, asking me questions about the crash. This experience helped me get some closure on this life changing event.
  • 33. #11. Registered Architect, State of Texas at age 34 in 1989.
  • 34. #12. Birth of 2nd son, Vincent Lee, in 1990. Cutest little Tiger Cub Scout. Sold lots of Scout Popcorn. People could not say no to Vincent. Starting lineman at First Baptist Academy Saints 2 years. Graduated from UNT in 2015 with Bachelors degree in Economics. He is teaching elementary school in Seoul, Korea. His Indian name is Eagle Eye Goldfish War for the Thunder. There’s a story behind that!
  • 35. #13. Survived Car Crash when I was 36 in 1991. Blazer ran red light and plowed into the side of my car. I had a few broken ribs. Donna got gash in her arm from broken glass. We were on our way to Dr. appointment after problems in pregnancy. We had a miscarriage. This was a bad day.
  • 36. #14. Registered Interior Designer, State of Texas, age 37 in 1992.
  • 37. #15. Birth of 2nd daughter, Kristen Marie, in 1993. Our Baby. Our 4th child. We had fun in YMCA Indian Princess. Her Indian name is Twinkling Star. She is very spiritual and is a “Fashionista.” Graduated from UT in 2016 in Communications, Public Relations. She works for large equity firm as Executive Asst. in Austin.
  • 38. 4 of my greatest accomplishments was being a good Dad to each of our 4 children. I was involved in everything with them, sports, family activities, scouts, YMCA, church, reading the Bible and praying with them, etc. I cannot imagine a Dad that would not want to be involved with their kids. I consider it a real honor to have made a positive impact on the lives of these great people! Many have complimented Donna & I on how great they are. God certainly has blessed our lives with them. Kay Lynn Phillip John Kristen MarieVincent Lee
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  • 41. #16. Mother died when I was 40 in 1995. She was 82. When she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she decided to not take treatment. Before she died, I told her, “Mother, you seem so peaceful about dying.” She said, “Paul, I am peaceful. Are you peaceful?” At that time, I was struggling with many things in my life. I sunk my head into her lap and just bawled crying. She comforted me and assured me that God would help me. Mother’s “Baroness” style caused quite a bit of problems with us growing up. But she was always there for me when I needed her. I loved Mother, and I knew she loved me. God used her to impact my life in a positive way. I still miss her.
  • 42. #17. Dad married Laverna when I was 41 in 1996. He was 80. She was 76. They were both widowed twice and had known each other for 50 years. They were married 10 years. She brought great love back to our family and still does. She is now 93. She knew Mommy and brought out her pictures that Mother hid for 32 years.
  • 43. #18. First major surgery. Separation of both legs simultaneously at age 44 in 2000.
  • 44. • Ruptured both patellar tendons, right & left legs. • No connection between upper and lower legs. • Orthopedic surgeon drilled holes in my knee caps, threaded string through holes and sewed tissues back together. • In hospital for 10 days. • Full-length white hard plaster casts on both legs from groin to ankles for 6 weeks. • Loss of work for 3 months. • Muscles atrophied – Had to learn to walk again. • Physical Therapy 3 x/week for 6 months. • Regret not having any photos of white casts on both legs. Walked like Frankenstein since bones not broken. • Little did I know that this experience helped me later in my brain and other future surgeries.
  • 45. Both of our sons are Eagle Scouts 2002 & 2007. I was a Boy Scout Leader for 15 years.
  • 46. #19. Miracle of the Crusaders Football Team at age 47 in 2003. Channel 8 Sports, did a 3 minute story on us including showing us reading the Bible at practice. Our sons went to private school with no football program so we started this independent team with 10 games scheduled with other private schools our first year. I designed & bought uniforms & all equipment, became head varsity coach, created plays. Only played 1 full season. 2nd year, not enough players. Crusaders High School Varsity Football Team Team verse: “For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
  • 47. Crusaders Jr. High Football Team
  • 48. Crusaders High School Varsity Cheerleaders
  • 49. Crusaders Jr. High Cheerleaders Had about 60 kids involved in the total football program. Game results were in newspaper every week.
  • 50. #20. Dad died when I was 50 in 2006. He was 90. Later, Laverna gave me His Bible that I had given him a few years earlier with the Bible Reading chart taped in the cover.
  • 51. Jan. 2006 – Longhorns won National Championship! Hook ‘em Horns!!
  • 52. My Family in 2007 - 5 blessings to me from God!!
  • 53. #21. Brain Surgery - Jan. 2009 #22. Two seizures – Feb. 2009 #23. Two shoulder surgeries – March 2009 May 29, 2009, 6 months after my brain surgery, I returned to work with the City of Dallas at full salary. Since Dec. 2009, I have had no medicine for seizures.
  • 54. • When I was in the hospital, one of my brain surgeons, when he showed me the MRI of the brain tumor, said, “We are not letting you out of here until we get that tumor out of your head. You could die tomorrow without surgery. We normally find something like this in an autopsy.” • Then one of the other surgeons said, “Looks like you get to LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY.” Immediately, I burned with motivation to tell others about this experience. I said, “That is going to be the title of my new book. Can I use that title?” He said, “Sure!” So I asked the nurse to get me a pen and some paper. She gave me a notebook. I sketched out the cover and started writing. I kept writing until God told me to stop.
  • 55. . My book about this and the details of all 23 events was published in January, 2010. I have had several book-signing events at various bookstores.
  • 56. JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH AM PM Date AM PM Date AM PM MatthewGen. Matthew Exodus Mark Numbr 1 1,2,3 1 21:1-22 27,28 1 7:14-37 23,24,25 2 4,5,6 2 21:23-46 29,30 2 8:1-21 26,27 3 7,8,9 3 22:1-22 31,32,33 3 8:22-38 28,29,30 4 10,11,12 4 22:23-46 34,35 4 9:1-29 31,32,33 5:1-26 13,14,15 5 23:1-22 36,37,38 5 9:30-50 34,35,36 5:27-48 16,17 6 23:23-39 39,40 Mark Deut. 6:1-18 18,19 Matthew Leviticus 6 10:1-31 1,2 6:19-34 20,21,22 7 24:1-28 1,2,3 7 10:32-52 3,4 7 23,24 8 24:29-51 4,5 8 11:1-18 5,6,7 8:1-17 25,26 9 25:1-30 6,7 9 11:19-33 8,9,10 8:18-34 27,28 10 25:31-46 8,9,10 10 12:1-27 11,12,13 9:1-17 29,30 11 26:1-25 11,12 11 12:28-44 14,15,16 9:18-38 31,32 12 26:26-50 13 12 13:1-20 17,18,19 10:1-20 33,34,35 13 26:51-75 14 13 13:21-37 20,21,22 10:21-42 36,37,38 14 27:1-26 15,16 14 14:1-26 23,24,25 11 39,40 15 27:27-50 17,18 15 14:27-53 26,27 12:1-23 41,42 16 27:51-66 19,20 16 14:54-72 28,29 12:24-50 43,44,45 17 28 21,22 17 15:1-25 30,31 13:1-30 46,47,48 Mark 18 15:26-47 32,33,34 13:31-52 49,50 18 1:1-22 23,24 Mark Joshua MatthewExodus 19 1:23-45 25 19 16 1,2,3 14:1-21 1,2,3 20 2 26,27 Luke 14:22-36 4,5,6 Mark Numbers 20 1:1-20 4,5,6 15:1-20 7,8, 21 3:1-19 1,2 21 1:21-38 7,8,9 15:21-39 9,10,11 22 3:20-35 3,4 22 1:39-56 10,11,12 16 12,13 23 4:1-20 5,6 23 1:57-80 13,14,15 17 14,15 24 4:21-41 7,8 24 2:1-24 16,17,18 18:1-20 16,17,18 25 5:1-20 9,10,11 25 2:25-52 19,20,21 18:21-35 19,20 26 5:21-43 12,13,14 26 3 22,23,24 19 21,22 27 6:1-29 15,16 Luke Judges 20:1-16 23,24 28 6:30-56 17,18,19 27 4:1-30 1,2,3 20:17-34 25,26 29 7:1-13 20,21,22 28 4:31-44 4,5,6 29 5:1-16 7,8 30 5:17-39 9,10 31 6:1-26 11,12 APRIL MAY JUNE Date AM PM Date AM PM Date AM PM Luke Judges Luke 1 Kings John 2 Chron. 1 6:27-49 13,14,15 1 21:20-34 10,11 1 12:27-50 15,16 2 7:1-30 16,17,18 2 22:1-20 12,13 2 13:1-20 17,18 3 7:31-50 19,20,21 3 22:21-46 14,15 3 13L21-38 19,20 Luke Ruth 4 22:47-71 16,17,18 4 14 21,22 4 8:1-25 1,2,3,4 5 23:1-25 19,20 5 15 23,24 Luke 1 Samuel 6 23:26-56 21,22 6 16 25,26,27 5 8:26-56 1,2,3 Luke 2 Kings 7 17 28,29 6 9:1-17 4,5,6 7 24:1-35 1,2,3 8 18:1-18 30,31 7 9:18-36 7,8,9 8 24:36-53 4,5,6 9 18:19-40 32,33 8 9:37-62 10,11,12 John 10 19:1-22 34,35,36 9 10:1-24 13,14 9 1:1-28 7,8,9 John Exra 10 10:25-42 15,16 10 1:29-51 10,11,12 11 19:23-42 1,2 11 11:1-28 17,18 11 2 13,14 12 20 3,4,5 12 11:29-54 19,20,21 12 3:1-18 15,16 13 21 6,7,8 13 12:1-31 22,23,24 13 3:19-36 17,18 Acts 14 12:32-59 25,26 14 4:1-20 19,20,21 14 1 9,10 15 13:1-22 27,28,29 15 4:21-54 22,23 Acts Nehemiah 16 13:23-35 30,31 16 5:1-24 24,25 15 2:1-21 1,2,3 Luke 2 Sam. John 1 Chron. 16 2:22-47 4,5,6 17 14:1-24 1,2 17 5:25-47 1,2,3 17 3 7,8,9 18 14:25-35 3,4,5 18 6:1-21 4,5,6 18 4:1-22 10,11 19 15:1-10 6,7,8 19 6:22-44 7,8,9 19 4:23-37 12,13 20 15:11-32 9,10,11 20 6:45-71 10,11,12 Acts Esther 21 16 12,13 21 7:1-27 13,14,15 20 5:1-21 1,2 22 17:1-19 14,15 22 7:28-53 16,17,18 21 5:22-42 3,4,5 23 17:20-37 16,17,18 23 8:1-27 19,20,21 22 6 6,7,8 24 18:1-23 19,20 24 8:28-59 22,23,24 23 7:1-21 9,10 25 18:24-43 21,22 25 9:1-23 25,26,27 Acts Job 26 19:1-27 23,24 26 9:24-41 28,29 24 7:22-43 1,2 Luke 1 Kings John 2 Chron. 25 7:44-60 3,4 27 19:28-48 1,2 27 10:1-23 1,2,3 26 8:1-25 5,6,7 28 20:1-26 3,4,5 28 10:24-42 4,5,6 27 8:26-40 8,9,10 29 20:27-47 6,7 29 11:1-29 7,8,9 28 9:1-21 11,12,13 30 21:1-19 8,9 30 11:30-57 10,11,12 29 9:22-43 14,15,16 31 12:1-26 13,14 30 10:1-23 17,18,19 This is a portion of the SOS Bible Reading Chart in the back of my book. With this you read through the entire Bible in one year – New Testament every morning, Old Testament every night. I would be glad to send them to you by e-mail.
  • 57. This is full page view. I have copies for you to take with you today.
  • 58. 3 Promises from God’s Word for Day and Night Bible reading: “ Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1: 8 “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4: 12 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3
  • 59. The Society of Swordsmen (S.O.S.) certifies that Name Here completely read through God’s Holy Word, the entire Bible, in the year Year Here Reading the New Testament in the day and the Old Testament at night every day for 365 consecutive days. “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1: 6 – 9 “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4: 12 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3 This is the completion certificate I will send to you if you contact me after completing the Bible Reading program in one year.
  • 60. SOS Society of Swordsmen (Saving of Souls) Lapel Pin I designed this logo with the lifesaver, crossed swords, Joshus 1:8 on top, Hebrews 4:12 on bottom, Every Day on left, Every Night on right, Read the entire Bible in one year on top of the Bible in the center. I have some free lapel pins for you to take with you today if you want to join the program and encourage others to follow it.
  • 61. Samson: Brawny Or Scrawny? What you believe about Samson is what you believe about God. by Paul J. Verheyden My next book – now in process. A book about Fighting for Faith. You know, there is no physical description of Samson, and no one knew where he got his strength.
  • 62. PJVerheyden Family Crest – Created in 2009 while recovering from brain surgery. Notice the banner at the bottom: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil 4:13
  • 63. 4 blessings from God who have influenced my life positively. John, 3 years older, Nurse Anesthecist – retired, Austin Charles, 9 years older, Plastic Surgeon – retired, Temple Anne, lives in Bullard, TX (just south of Tyler) Nina, has a Dr. in Math, teaches at Kilgore College. Notice my brothers are over 6 feet tall. I had to share my height with my sisters.
  • 64. 12 FHV (my Dad, Floyd H. Verheyden) Granchildren: Charles = 4 children, each born in 4 seasons. Paul = 4 children, each born in 4 seasons. Anne = 4 children, each born in 4 seasons.
  • 65. April 2010, Kay Lynn married to Michael Grysen
  • 66. Dec. 2010 - Moved to 80 acre Trees Farm, DeSoto, TX Crawford Trees , Donna’s great, great Grandfather, was the 10th largest landowner in Dallas County in the mid 1800’s, First marriage license in Dallas County. We live in Donna’s grandfather’s house built 1969, about 50 yrs ago. This barn still stands - built in 1899 – 117 years ago.
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  • 69. Covered back patio View from back yard When we moved to the farm, we noticed a lot of old rusted metal farm equipment laying around – and a lot of it. We got several people to look at hauling off the equipment and other Items and split the profits from the metal recycling. After 2 weeks sun up til sun down and 25 full loads, we finished the farm clean-up and haul-off. Results were: 80,000 pounds of metal $.10/pound 70 /30 split Do the math.
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  • 87. So why is all this old rusted metal relevant and why am I showing you this? Because all of us, at some point in our lives, need to clean up our lives and get rid of the “old rusted metal” – the things we no longer use, or the things we hold on to or depend on that are no longer useful in our lives – to us, or to anyone else. I’m not talking about just physical or tangible things, I’m talking about the things or even activities that we don’t want to get rid of, that we are hanging on to that are not important, but weight us down and keep us from being all we can be for God and others. You know what it is. Let go and let God have His way with you and free yourself up from the “old rusted metal” to serve Him and others. Also, this metal had been there for years and at just the right time, God used the profits from this metal recycling to provide for us when I was out of work and needed the money. It’s amazing how God provides for us just when we need it most. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
  • 88. August 2011 – Joined First Baptist Dallas Jeffress Fountain Plaza – one of my favorite places.
  • 89. May 2015 Vincent graduated from University of North Texas with Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
  • 90. Nov. 2015 Adopted our dog – Ruby Red – the baby of the family – Sweetest puppy dog ever !
  • 91. Ruby and her cousin Gaius (Kay Lynn’s dog). – Best Friends.
  • 92. May 2016 Kristen graduated as Longhorn #22 in Verheyden Longhorn Legacy since my Dad graduated in 1939.
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  • 94. Kristen’s University of Texas Graduation 2016
  • 95. June 2016 Phillip married Loren.
  • 96. This is just Phillip’s side of family. – over 30 people.
  • 97. July 2016 The T-shirt Story Kristen met Connor Frizzelle in July of 2016 in Austin at a river rafting party. After only a few weeks of dating, Connor was talking to his parents about how great Kristen was, how she loved the Lord, she was so beautiful inside & out and he thought she was “the one” for him. So his mother, Sherry, said “Let’s pray and ask God to confirm with you and give you a sign and mark her if she is “the one” for you. A few days later, Connor was over at Kristen’s house. She was wearing a t-shirt that she got from a friend of hers during a sleep-over 10 years ago. It was one of her favorite old shirts to wear. When Connor saw it, he said, “Wait, that’s my t-shirt! Where did you get that?” She told him her story about it. He said, “That’s the special T-shirt that was made for my Red Oak School basketball team when we won district! I was the starting guard. Look on the back of the shirt. All of the players names are on it. My name is on it.” Sure enough, Kristen turned it around. His name was right in the middle, at the top, Connor Frizzelle, #14. She had been wearing his name on her back for 10 years without even knowing about it. This was Connor’s sign from God that Kristen was “the one” for him. He later told me that this was day 5 of a 10 day fast and only 3 days after his mom prayed for the sign from God. He somehow got the shirt from Kristen and framed it. He surprised her and gave it to her for Valentines Day a week ago.
  • 98. July 2016 The T-shirt Story
  • 99. August 2016 - Vincent moved to South Korea to teach elementary school. He joined former UNT roommate.
  • 100. My Godmother, Erma celebrated her 106 Birthday on October 9, 2016. She said she was down on her knees praying for me during my many surgeries. A real Prayer Warrior that I am so glad that is in my life! She remembers everything!
  • 101. February 2016 Joined Pastor’s Prayer Partners On October 23, 2016, I was chosen to lead the prayers of over 50 men for Dr. Robert Jeffress at First Baptist Dallas. Over 200 men in group praying every week for pastor, staff, church.
  • 102. New Year’s Eve – 2016 Kristen engaged to Connor Frizzelle. He proposed on University of Texas campus in front of the tower & the historic Littlefield Fountain. Here’s the love birds last Christmas.
  • 104. These are some paintings I did as a teenager in art class.
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  • 113. Hyde Park Neighborhood study in Austin for class project.
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  • 115. Proposal for Library in neighborhood.
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  • 119. Ink sketch of West Austin residential development
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  • 123. Since I graduated college in 1980 • 36 years in design & construction production & management • 28 different building types, over 219 projects – commercial, residential, etc. • 1 job 7 years • 29 years < 2 years with any one company. • Companies include: DFW Airport, City of Dallas, Exxon Mobil, Trammel Crow, Greyhound Lines, Wet ‘n Wild, UT Southwestern, Kaiser Permanente, Large & small firms • Job Titles: Architect, Sr. Architect, Project Manager, Sr. Project Manager, Construction Manager, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Manager • I have applied for more jobs than anyone – hundreds for 36 years. • God provided for me in every way and always had another job for me after the last one. • These next slides show only a few samples of design & construction related projects I have done over 36 years.
  • 124. 14 Story Bank & Parking Garage, 7th & Lavaca, Austin, TX. First project out of school. I was General Contractor’s Rep. coordinating construction from Architect’s documents.
  • 125. Recreation - Retail – Austin, TX My first big design project. 5 acres – Multi-use- Sporting Goods store, Burger King, Bowling Alleys, Batting Cages, Miniature Golf.
  • 126. Original hand sketch with rendering below.
  • 127. Victorian style Arcade Game House – hand drafted construction document elevation.
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  • 135. Ink sketch of Multi-family development in South Padre Island near Corpus Christi.
  • 136. Charcoal sketch of courtyard- School of Architecture building– University of Texas.
  • 137. Charlton Methodist Hospital – Radiology, Admitting, Lab, Emergency, Labor Delivery – 30,000 s.f., $3.5 Million
  • 138. Russell Creek Middle School, Plano, TX
  • 139. Car Wash – Retail – Storage – Rockwall, TX
  • 141. Lagoon Water Park – Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • 145. Telecommunications Facility – GTE (now Verizon), Flower Mound, TX
  • 146. Healthcare - In-house Architect & Project Manager for Kaiser Permanente, Texas Region Managed $18 million Design & Construction of 12 facilities for 7 years. Here are 3 facilities. South Dallas
  • 148. American Institute of Architects, Dallas Chapter, sponsored a display at Northpark Mall in 1995 for Architects in Alternative Practice (non-traditional Architect’s office). Kaiser paid for photographer & graphic artist for this display.
  • 149. Taught 5 courses at Mountain View College, Dallas
  • 150. Facilities Manager, Affiliated Computer Services – Managed 350,000 s.f. multi-building campus of all maintenance, design & construction – former location of 7-11 Headquarters. Location: Central Expressway at Haskell.
  • 151. Maintenance Manager of 117 Exxon Mobil stores in DFW Metroplex. Managed work of 75 vendors of various trades.
  • 152. Greyhound Bus Terminal Renovation - Dallas 12,000 s,f, $1.4 million. The Director of Facilities said, “In my 10 years at Greyhound, I have never seen a project managed as well as this one.”
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  • 163. Greyhound Bus Terminal, Pittsburgh, PA. I managed the demolition of the existing terminal, the move into the temporary terminal, & the design of this new terminal. As Sr. PM for Greyhound, I managed design & construction of 253 locations in 23 states – Central U.S..
  • 164. Office Building–Mental Health & Retardation Facility,Terrell, Tx. 2 story, 30,000 s.f., $2 million
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  • 174. Items from TX Billionaire, John Carpenter, Las Colinas were used in the construction of this house. I managed demolition of his 27,000 s.f. house for GTE (Verizon’s) World Headquarters. Materials used: Spiral stair from his study, Oak paneling, Marble countertops 25 Mesquite trees Leather wall tiles 3 Chandeliers 12 truck loads carrying 25 solid wood beams 12”x24”x25’ long
  • 175. Leather wall tiles White marble Oak panelling
  • 176. Ceiling beams from old barn columns. Chandelier from Carpenter Ranch horse barns.
  • 179. 10,000 s.f. Helm Residence – Ferris All exposed ductwork, piping, stone, brick, electrical conduit, metal railings.
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  • 183. Suburban Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO 101 units – 3 acres $7 million
  • 184. The Lofts Apartment Community, Sherman, TX 208 units–14 acres $15 million
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  • 186. Suburban Hotel, Lawton, OK 117 units–3 acres $7 million
  • 187. Colonial Communities Duplexes, McKinney, TX 200 units–12 acres $12 million
  • 188. Twin Rivers Sr. Living 156 Units, 6 acres, $14 million Multi-family facility, Richardson
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  • 194. Sr. Architect with City of Dallas Some projects – City Hall Water Infiltration Repair, Majestic Theatre roof repair, Council Chambers Bullet Proofing, DMA Sculpture Garden Repair, Sanitation Facility Addition, Meyerson Symphony Center Soundproofing
  • 195. Transportation – Fueling Facility – City of Dallas
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  • 198. Wells Fargo Bank, Ft. Worth Stock Yards 4,000 s.f., $4 million
  • 199. Wells Fargo Bank, at Main & Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX Removed falling white Carrera marble & replaced with stucco. Located in Historic District of city.
  • 200. DFW Airport – Valet Parking-Term. C
  • 201. DFW Airport – Skylink station prototype $17 million. 7 stations. Managed design & engineering.
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  • 218. Assisted Living Facility – Prototype 17,000 s.f. 24 units - $2 million
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  • 224. Haines City, FL - 64 duplexes, 150,000 s.f., 9 acres, $14 million I made the transition from hand drawings to complete computer 2D & 3D modeling & construction drawings.
  • 225. 11,000 s.f. Powell Residence, Royal Lane & Welch, Dallas
  • 230. Crest of Willow Bend, Plano 17,000 s.f. 2 story office building, $2 million Front Rear
  • 232. • This is Not My story, but the Holy Spirit’s Story of His Power, Provision, Patience, Peace!! – My story is only my small praise to Him!!! • Without the Power of the Holy Spirit given by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I am nothing, and nothing else matters!!!!! • My life is His story of His faithfulness despite my unfaithfulness. • My life is His story as a result of the Prayers from my family and many friends. “Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galations 6:9 DON’T GIVE UP!!
  • 233. We all have a story to tell, and how God lets each of us Live to Fight Another Day. Donna & I started using the SOS Bible Reading Chart over 25 years ago, reading together as a family every day. We believe that is one reason why each of our 4 children came to know Jesus & the Holy Spirit at a very early age. The chart has been taped inside the covers of each of ours and our 4 kids’ Bibles for years. Reading God’s Word twice each day, every day, is a non-negotiable habit in my life. Last December 2016, I completed 8 consecutive years of reading day and night every day, 365 days each year, without fail. Do you have a non-negotiable habit of daily Bible reading and prayer? If not, why not start today? Copies of the charts are here for you today. I will be glad to email it to you also. My email is at the bottom of chart. I am Jesus’ disciple. I will continue to tell His Story through my life. Are you Jesus’ disciple? Will you continue to tell His Story through Your life?
  • 234. When Kay Lynn was about 7 years old, we were in the YMCA Indian Princess program together and learned some real Indian songs. This is one of my favorites: Indian Song Wokunda day du, wapadin atonay. Wokunda day du, wapadin atonay. O, Lord, hear me, great need have I. O, Lord, hear me, great need have I.
  • 235. Growing up in the small town of Jacksonville, I sang a song at the Methodist church twice every Sunday for 18 years. This song continues to mean a lot to me and encourages me even today. Sing along with me, because I am sure many of you know it. Doxology Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.