Archive for January, 2007

Guilty!

guilty.gifIt’s ironic that I am writing a post like this following the last one posted here.  Yes, “Guilty!” is the right title.  Some of you who follow my thoughts around the Internet know that I have been embroiled in the last couple days in a rather ugly back-and-forth between myself, disappointed friends, friends cheering me on, and a man I have never met. Continue reading

NOT GUILTY!

notguilty.gifAs I write this with tears of joy, I’m reminded of Peter’s words to a suffering people of God:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3-9, KJV) [emphasis mine] Continue reading

Thy Will Be Done.

pray.jpgNearly a year ago, a dear family very close to me was accused of criminal acts that have been to this point unsubstantiated.  The family is involved in Christian ministry outside the United States.

After many delays and postponements, the scheduled date for the judge to render his verdict is TOMORROW, Friday, January 19th.  I would greatly appreciate the prayer and fasting of Christian brothers and sisters specifically today and tomorrow for God to be glorified through the outcome. Pray for strength and peace for the family members involved. Please pray!!

Old Age

oldage.gifOld age enables us to spend long days alone with the person we’ve been shaping all our lives. That one who walked and talked with God throughout a busy day finds that he now has long periods of uninterrupted fellowship, joys of various sorts in contemplations of past, present, and future. His inner voice does not crack as he sings the old hymns of the faith. He can send up a prayer at any time for any sort of request. His life is full and blessed. Yes, his life is excellent. Continue reading

In the Valley

mountain2.gifFriendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You, too? I thought I was the only one.”

This quote by C.S. Lewis epitomizes my experience over the last few days.  I had the privilege to attend the Valley of Vision Retreat for alumni of Northland Baptist Bible College.  The purpose of the retreat was fellowship and personal piety.  The setting was a lodge in the middle of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  The focus was Jesus Christ. Continue reading