December 25. Christmas comes on the same date every year. Then why do we feel so frazzled? We might need to reconsider not just how and who we serve, but why we serve. Imagine how our relationships could be strengthened if we perform each task we put our hands to as an act of service. Jesus Christ showed us how to serve.
Dear Friends and Family,
Thanksgiving is coming! I am thankful to share our first Experiencing God Through His Names FB study group finished on October 31, 2016.
Wow, such a special group! We were joined by women and men, ages spanning generations, from places across the USA. Enjoy these comments from a few of the group’s 45 members:
“Be careful, sweetie,” my dad’s strong voice cautioned me to avoid the object in the road. He’d just removed the training wheels on my Schwinn; so even though I was seated securely on the banana seat, both hands on the handlebars, the front tire still wobbled a little. I focused intently on the path ahead, “Yes, Father,” I said. I veered to the left just a little and swerved to avoid the obstacle.
“Father is one of the most familiar and commonly used name of God.”
However, some cannot relate to God as a caring, tender and involved dad, like mine, because they’ve been disappointed by their own negative personal paternal experiences. So what’s the big deal about ‘spiritual fatherlessness’? A lot.
All of us want a story that begins, “once upon a time” and ends “and they lived happily ever after.” The day the tragic motorcycle accident tore my husband Paul’s physical presence from my arms, my world collapsed. My fairytale became a nightmare; my life as I knew it ended. With Paul’s “promotion to heaven,” our marriage of twenty-eight years was over. I became a widow.
We don’t have to be victimized by our past, held captive to our thoughts or imprisoned by how others perceive us. Trusting God moves us ahead unhindered; our progress becomes secure as we apply God’s Word to our circumstances and allow Him to move us from deception to truth.
I’m intrigued by stories of survivors. Is it possible to survive a free-fall from the Sears Tower in Chicago? The answer is yes. Or what if you fulfill a lifelong dream of skydiving and your parachute fails, could you
March is here. That means it’s time for graduation with ICM at Africa Theological Seminary in Kenya and Uganda. There will be exciting testimonies of God’s provision and strength. It’s really remarkable to see how much ATS students risk,
“Run, Forrest, Run.” Remember the movie Forrest Gump? He says, “Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I can run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was going somewhere I was running.”
Finally Friday? That’s right, some of us feel that way. Wondering why this week might have been so hard? It could have been the DST adjustment. Or it might just be the busyness of the race of life. I
Happy President’s Day! For many of us, it’s a holiday. School is out, banks are closed, the mailman doesn’t deliver mail; let’s take a few moments to remember a few quotes from past presidents who made America great. Have