Happy Easter!

March 17th, 2016

Do you at times feel the challenges you face are more than you can handle? Well, listen to the 3rd verse of 2 Peter 1, a verse worth memorizing: “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” Don’t shrink the word “everything.” Whatever you need has already been given to you. And notice it’s not just to meet your needs for life. God has given us everything we need to live a godly life wherever we find ourselves. So trust His power to enable you to bloom where you have been planted. Then read again verses 1-11.
We just completed our annual trek to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, TN. We were there only a couple of days, but were kept busy making contacts with those who might open some new doors of opportunity to proclaim the Good News over the airwaves or internet. Now we need your prayers to see what God might do through these contacts.
From there we drove further south, spending a couple days in Orlando, FL to get some rest. From there we continued to Bonita Springs, before turning around and going back to Atlanta, GA to spend a few days with Debbie, Brad and girls. We celebrated some of our granddaughters’ activities.
Then we went to Charlotte, NC, to visit with family members. En route we received a call to tell us Mike, our granddaughter, Sarah’s husband, was having an appendectomy! That was not planned, but turned out OK. While there I stopped at Bible Broadcast Network to meet with the director of the international language department to see if there might be a possibility of having my material used in some other languages. A year ago their Russian department started using my material in their outreach.
Our last stop was with our daughter, Tammi, and her husband, Bill. All along the way we visited with friends, hopefully encouraging them in their journey with Jesus, and enjoying their company. Now we’re back home and resuming our life and ministry here. Today I recorded 20 radio programs to be aired in May based on the book of Jonah. This Sunday I will be preaching in Chardon Christian Fellowship. Would you please remember to pray for me (2nd Thessalonians 3:1).
Easter is just around the corner. Let me suggest you take time to read and reflect on the Gospel records of this significant event. Celebrate it with fellow believers in church. It is the heart of what we believe and the basis of our confidence and eternal hope (1st Corinthians 15).