Dear church members who visit those living in nursing homes and assisted livings,
First, thank you. Thank you for caring enough to visit. Thank you for taking time to minister to residents. Your heart seems to be in the right place.
Second, I appreciate your generosity in giving Bibles. It’s very kind.
However, may I suggest that you get to know each resident before giving them a large, expensive study Bible?
My mom has been in three facilities over the past year. She now owns six study Bibles. Read more [...]
Second book I started this week. This one is written by my friend Terry Squires.
Ninety short devotionals, written in first person. They will cause you to pause and consider the God we serve.
If you are looking for a new book to read through the summer, this is it. You will be encouraged.
I Seek Truth, by Terry Squires.
I joined a new Launch Team. I am working through an eight week study of Luke written by Erica Wiggenhorn. I’ll be posting about the study in the next few weeks.
You can preorder the book at your local bookstore. Just ask them for Unexplainable Jesus. It’s due out later this month.
We are studying Romans chapters 6-8. This is a coed group of adults. All over age 45. You might not know that by last night’s discussion.
Normally we have great discussions. Everyone does their homework and we all participate in discussion. Ron Duncan is a great leader: he asks open-ended questions, uses the leaders guide, doesn’t teach, etc.
Last night we had Bible study on our porch. Discussion was a bit different than usual.
Here is how the first twenty minutes went:
Ron: let’s get started. Read more [...]
Looking back over my writings the first year after The Accident. I was able to turn towards God and His truth even as I walked through loss.
I’m walking through a different kind of loss now. A different kind of trial. This is hard.
I can’t. I can’t turn towards God and truth. I can’t write about hope. I have nothing left. No faith. No joy. Just exhaustion.
Most nights when I’m here - in a hotel room far from home, fighting for one who cannot fight for herself - by the time I get to my Read more [...]
“Proof of love for Christ is simply removed all together from the realm of the feelings and place in the realm of practical obedience.”
A. W. Tozer
“In the working creed of the average Christian salvation is held to be immediate and automatic, while discipleship is thought to be something optional that the Christian may delay indefinitely or never accept at all...The absence of a concept of discipleship from present-day Christianity leaves a vacuum that we instinctively try to fill with one or another substitute.”
~A.W. Tozer, Marks of Discipleship
Page 10. I only got to page ten and this book stopped me in my tracks!
(I received a free Read more [...]
I had surgery Wednesday to remove a benign mass in my right submandibular salivary gland. When I awoke in recovery I was disappointed. For a moment I was disappointed that I did not wake up in heaven.
This world is not my home. My citizenship is in heaven and I eagerly await our Savior’s return. Until then, I have work to do here on earth, good work that God prepared in advance for me to do.
Yes, I was momentarily disappointed.
Then I was reminded that God is my creator. He is the potter and Read more [...]