I’d written about the Newtown school shooting in my Journal entries for December 15, 16, and 17 of last year, and again on January 10th 2013. After my last entry I thought it would be the last of my comments. But, alas, several letters from various individuals have caused me to address the tragedy once more...
Although it doesn’t happen very often, the Lord does on occasion provide me with opportunities to share my story of forgiveness and hope with those on the outside...
A dear friend and brother in the Lord was released from prison today. He will be returning to his native country of Mexico...
And the Lord said unto the servant,
Go out into the highways and hedges,
and compel them to come in, that my
house may be filled.
Lately the Lord seems to be doing something marvelous in our chapel...
Late this afternoon while I was at work in the kitchen, the head civilian cook asked if I wanted to be trained as a cook...
Within the past several months our nation was hit by Hurricane Sandy along with an elementary school shooting in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut, which left twenty children and six adults dead...
Thou therefore endure hardness,
as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2 Timothy 2:3
We no longer have outside lay ministers coming in on the first Sunday of each month. Thus it was my turn to deliver the sermon. The message was titled, "The Art of War..."
And He (Jesus) said unto them, Go Ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.
I suppose prison could be considered my primary field for missions work...
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called.
These words from the pen of the apostle Paul affected me deeply today...
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble,
and He knows them that trust in Him.
I thank my Lord for bringing me safely through another year while I look forward to what He may have for me to do for Him in 2013.
Last year had an array of challenges for me, emotionally and spiritually...