Where did the month of June go? Just over two weeks after returning from Chicago and Vancouver we were on the road again to Wheaton for a piano recital by our grandson, Matthew. To our delight our son Jeff accompanied him for one song on the guitar! You can hear/see the recital on the youtu.be link: https://youtu.be/g-gu4IWsAt8, His brother, Benjamin, wanted to give his dad a birthday present by getting a hit in his baseball game – he got three!!! And we were there to witness it.
When we got back home I taped a month of daily programs for my radio outreach. Those deadlines come up faster it seems than they did in the past. I’m presently completing the scripts for the next month. These programs will be aired in August and September, a study on the book of 1st Peter. Relevant material with all that is happening in the world these days. Peter was writing to encourage Christians facing ridicule, persecution and suffering – this is happening all over the world and increasingly in our own country. We need to be reminded: “If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. Keep a clear conscience before God so that when people throw mud at you, none of it will stick.” (1st Peter 3:13-16 The Message).
In between all of our activities we’ve worked hard at keeping up the yard, scrubbing and staining our gazebo and deck. This is where we entertain guests all summer. It’s kind of like our summer home, without having additional travel.
We trust you will have a blessed summer. And remember, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things (necessities of life) will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).