My older brother, who has chronic progressive liver disease, is in the ICU of a University Hospital in Ohio. He's been there since early yesterday morning, and, at first, the news was that he is in kidney failure but stable on life support and receiving dialysis.
Later, his wife reported that he's…Continue
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He must wear a white shirt, tie, dark dress slacks, and dress shoes.
People attending the ceremony can't wear casual attire, either, but must bring some "pomp and formality back to the outdoor…Continue
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Yesterday, in my morning devotions I read about God knowing our afflictions, based on the Lord saying to the Christians in Smyrna, “I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!” (Revelation 2:9) and, then, this morning, I read about God knowing our love and faith, based on where He told the Christians at Thyatira, “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first”(Revelation 2:19).
It's hard for me to separate what are my own plans and solutions from just surrendering to God's will. I think, at times, that maybe God always wants me to come up with solutions for myself, all by myself.
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe God really always wants to just work things out for us by…Continue
Last Thursday afternoon, it was sunny and clear and the temperature was much warmer than in previous days, rising towards the 60s from having been below freezing only a few nights earlier, and I decided to go into town to take care of some errands.
Since Thanksgiving, I’ve written six letters to one of my older brothers, who has chronic progressive liver disease…Continue
Last night, during TheNET praise and prayer meeting, when asked to share a praise, I found myself looking around helplessly, trying to think of something to say. I felt nervous, but, this morning, upon reflection, I realized there was more to it than just anxiety, as I was remembering having said, "A praise? So much is wrong. I don't know."
Yet, when they were gathering up prayer requests, I was able to share, fairly easily, three personal appeals for divine help.
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