Praise the text message

Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM
Subject:  Text message alerts

My name is James Pelton, I am a member of Indian Hills Community Church in Lincoln, NE.

My church has been looking around for some time for a ‘Text Alert System’ to allow the church to send out SMS text messages to its members cell-phones letting them know about upcoming events, choir rehersals, weather closings, etc.  We looked and looked but have not been able to find this kind of a system for less than $50-$60 per month.

So, I have developed my own text alert system.  I thought I would check around with other churches and organizations to see if they are in need of a similar system.

Contacting people this way is ideal for churches, especially high school and college groups, as well as choirs and orchestras.

You can see details of this Text Alert System at  There is no fee per message, and no limit to how many messages you can send.

Let me know if this is something you would be interested in, you can visit to request a free test account, and see exactly how it will work.

James Pelton

‘By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.’ – John 15:8

Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 7:11 AM
Subject:  Re: Text message alerts


That sounds like a great idea!  I hear the kids nowadays don’t even use their phones for calling and that it’s, to steal a colloquialism from their generation, all about that shiz.  Sorry, I should’ve said “to borrow” – eighth commandment.

My only issue is that no part of your system appears to come from the LORD.  You see, human minds discovered electromagnetism and all the components of the cellular telephone.  We conceived of the characters that make up the English language.  Even you, though clever, are still just a man, which means your text system is a product of the knowledge of man.  I’m very wary of relying on the wisdom of man on a lot of matters from evolution to courtesy flushes.

Could I get your assurance that JESUS inspired you to this project?  Otherwise, how do I know that I’m trusting in the LORD and not the wisdom of man?


“Blessed is he who shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.” ~ Ezekiel 25:17

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