Thursday, April 26, 2007

One Gospel Conference...and Friends

I have been looking forward to this weekend for several weeks. The "One Bible, One Gospel" Conference looks like it is going to be really interesting. I am excited about the chance to sit under the teaching of some my college professors. The best part of the weekend is that my friends, Erika and Michele, are coming!!! They are setting up a Crossways table for the conference and spending the weekend at my house. Having two of my closest friends back in town for a few days is a gift from God. I am in much need of some 'friend time' and God is so good to give that to me.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Better News Today

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Ban on Partial Birth Abortions

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Prayer Request

My friends, Chuck and Miki, need your prayers. Miki is pregnant with twins (not sure how far along she is but close to 9 months) and she is having complications. Here is Chuck's update:

Miki (and the twins) are in distress. Her liver function and her gallbladder function are not keeping up, so she has bile in her bloodstream. Bile is poison. This poison is making her itch all over, and is working from the inside so no creams or ointments will help. Because of this itching, she has not slept in 5 days and so her mental capacity has diminished greatly; she can hardly make a sentence at all. Please pray that God will clean her blood of this bile so that the babies will not be in danger (they are currently) and so that my sweet wife can regain her sanity. This is literally five days of intense torture and grave danger for the babies.
Thanks, Chuck

Chuck and Miki are directors of a ministry in Atlanta, they also have a two year old daughter.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Brits to Go Free

I don't understand much about politics and war, but I know that it breaks my heart to see what soldiers often endure. When the news broke on March 23rd that 15 British soldiers were captured by Iran, I sat in front of my TV heavy hearted. I have thought about them every day and have wondered (worried) about their circumstances and their frightened families. So many of the small things in life, that I often take for granted, reminded me of them. When I would sit down to eat a meal, I stared at my plate of warm food - I could eat as much as I wanted and whatever I wanted - and I wondered how often they were being fed. At night I would lay down in my bed, pull my comforter up to my chin and think about Faye Turney (the female captive close to my age). What was she sleeping on? Was she missing her family? Was she scared? I am so thankful for what God has given me, and I always want those blessings to remind me to pray for those who are suffering. It is a shame when soldiers are forgotten by those for whom they fight. Please pray for them. Praise the Lord for the news of the release of the British will be a special Easter holiday for their families and country.

Brits to Go Free

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Isaiah 42:16

A dear friend reminded me of these encouraging words from the Lord:

"And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them."