Saturday, July 13, 2013

It is well

You may be going through "stuff": pain, heartache, illness, misunderstanding, or "whatever." Do not give up; do not assume all is is well, it is going to be well. Hold on to faith, hope and prayer. Yes, it is well, it is well. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Good and more Good

My God is good ..all the time....and all the time my God is good.
I feel better today than I have felt in the last 2 weeks. It is hard to coordinate and to live in two different environmnets: my work and my home. For each there are unique challenges that I have to address and sometimes am totally lost as to how best to address that.
Let us pray that each day God gives us wisdom.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Losing a loved one

It is hard when we lose those that we love. In just two days I have lost two people dear to me: my uncle and my dear friend Mary Robinson. This brings to mind the vanity of life and the "temporariness" of it all. The reality that we are just passing by and that we are on a journey is so real to me. However, the fact that they are happy, at peace, and in glory gives me somewhat, a satisfaction.
Life is but a vapor.
Rest in peace John and Mary.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Aren't you glad to be alive today? Imagine all the people who were here yesterday but are no more? Sometimes I feel like we take life for granted. My prayer today is to that I learn to appreciate my presence in this world and pray that I can be the best person that I need to be.
Love you and praying for you:)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Everyday with Jesus

I hope that you enjoyed your Christmas holiday. This is always an exciting time for me and my family. We meditate on the birth and life of Christ. This Christmas day we all shared about our lives as committed Christians and re-lived the day we believe to have been our turning point- the day we said YES LORD, I WANT YOU TO BE THE KING AND LORD OF MY LIFE. It is important to review this commitment and to welcome Christ in our hearts, our minds, our homes, our jobs etc EVERYDAY......EVERYDAY WITH JESUS
May the joy of Christ fill your hearts and minds; may you find life and health; grace and peace for the coming year 2011....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What Are You Looking For?

One blustery winter day a few years ago Lois and I were purring along in our car. We were listening to Christmas music on our way to do some shopping. It was a few days before Christmas. We were thinking about how good God had been to us. We were in good health. We had eight children who love us. We had fulfilling ministry. So many blessings. Our hearts were full and happy. Things were close but we had all we need and much of what we want.

Passing an area where there were some poor children playing, Lois said, “Turn around and go back. Let’s find a little child who could use some money.”

After some mild objections I turned around and we went back and drove into the dirt road between the modest houses. I rolled the window down and drove slowly looking toward the little groups of children. Most of them stood back and looked at our slow-moving car suspiciously. Finally one little boy ran out to the car and said, “Hi, can I help you.”

“Yes, I said. I’m looking for a young man that could use an extra twenty dollars for Christmas. Do you know anybody like that?”

“Sure,” he said, “I can.” Grinning, he reached out and took the money.

“Wow, thanks!” He ran toward the house shouting, “Hey mom, dad….”

We drove away.

We weren’t looking for a boy who was talented or gifted or handsome or impressive in any way. We were just looking for a boy who was willing to admit that he could use an extra twenty dollars at Christmastime.

When Jesus came to this sin-poor world He was not looking for sharp people for his team.
He was not looking for funding for His cause.
He was not looking for moral support…
He was looking for some good honest sinners…
He was looking for sinners who knew they were sinners…

The heart of the Christmas story came out once when one of Jesus’ disciples was irritated that Jesus had been rejected by Samaritans. He said, “shall we call down fire out of heaven and consume them?” Jesus answer revealed his heart for the world. He said, “The Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. (Luke 9:56)

Later in the book of Luke Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “The son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10). Jesus came looking for people who were sinners. According to the gospels sinners are sick, lost, wounded, dead, weak and ungodly. That is the kind of people Jesus came looking for at Christmas time.

The God of Eternity is looking to pour out the riches of his salvation to anyone willing to admit his spiritual poverty. He is willing to heal anyone who is willing to admit that he is spiritually wounded. He is seeking to find anyone who is willing to admit he is lost. He is eager to heal those who are broken and sick. He came looking for people who were needy and willing to admit it. These are his favorite kind of people.

Christmas is for good, honest sinners. The people who have not been deceived into believing that they don’t need Jesus. Christmas is for good honest sinners who live in a deep and continual awareness of their need. Christmas is for when Jesus came to show people whose idols have failed them that Jesus is all their hearts ever craved.

It’s Christmas, when Jesus came looking for some good honest sinners. Anyone interested? Who wants to be first to say, “I need you, Jesus.” Jesus is looking for broken people to bless. He is looking for hurting people to help. He is looking for sinners to save. Let him know you qualify.

Kenneth L. Pierpont - From "The Encourager"