Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet with two young men in their 20s. Both had had some encounters with law enforcement, mostly for using drugs...
In my journal for December 30, 2007 I wrote about an email letter I received from a Christian in Pakistan.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee.
Just when I think I cannot take another step forward on this journey of faith, the Lord reaches down and pours a fresh anointing of His Spirit upon my parched and weary soul...
Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good:
sing praises unto His name;
for it is pleasant.
I have the day off from work because it's the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr...
And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing ye shall receive.
I am thankful for the privilege of being able to pray for the nations, and for people from all walks of life...
For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also
he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.
During my Scripture reading for this morning I came across a little known passage from the book of Ecclesiastes that encouraged me a lot...
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God
is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I'd like to highlight what I was able to share in church today. After reading several different Scripture verses, including the above verse from the New Testament book of Romans, I told the men that I have not been reformed or rehabilitated...
In my previous entry I wrote that I went through my belongings, cleaning house, and discarding whatever items I no longer needed...
It's time for me to go through the five plastic storage bins which sit in a side-by-side row under my bunk. I need to discard whatever papers, letters and old magazines I've managed to accumulate...
My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalm 84:2 NKJV
As I wrote on January 1, this will be a year of change and growth for me...