Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I just want to praise the Lord for some very good friends. I spent some time with a good friend last evening and it was such a blessing. He is the kind of friend who will always love me but will also tell me what I need to hear, even if it hurts. And then I get a call this morning from another friend...just checking in on me...no agenda, no needs, no complaints, just checking in.
When I lived in Africa, I discovered that our American culture uses the terms friend and acquaintance interchangeably. This is not so in other parts of the world. And although I do have a lot of “close acquaintances” for which I’m thankful, I am especially grateful to the growing number of people in my life that I count as true friends. My African friends and acquaintances would be proud…
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I just wanted to share some things that I am thankful for.
First of all, for a God who chose to create me and this world. For a God who chose to reveal Himself to me in His Son Jesus Christ and to redeem me through His life, death, and resurrection. And for a God who lives through me and perfects me through the power and abiding presence of His Holy Spirit.
I am thankful to God for my wife Carla. She is the greatest human being in the world. She is my best friend!!!
I'm thankful to God for my family. I am truly blessed with parents and siblings and in-laws and an extended family whom I love.
I'm thankful to God for my church family. Cornerstone has been one of the greatest blessings of my pastoral life. I am so happy to be able to serve with these wonderful people. I have made some great friends for which I'm very thankful.
There is so much more that I have to be thankful for that there isn't enough bandwidth to contain. I hope you're able to recount your blessings over this holyday too.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
I have been trying to do some Scripture memorization of late. I haven't been very faithful to that at all over the past few years and as God has been speaking to me lately, He has encouraged me to memorize and stand on His Word. My verse for the week is Psalm 18:2. "The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."