Thursday, November 23, 2006

It is Thanksgiving morning, I am in Texas watching my granddaughter Caitlyn playing, and I am thinking how collosally (sp?) blessed I am. Good health, good family, good church, good country, etc.

Jeff is such a good, caring doctor. And Stephanie is a great mother and homemaker. Jim is the tops in attorneys, gifted in his practice, and Kari is a great mother and cook. What can I say about my grandchildren? Dylan is holding our place in heaven, Olivia continues to warm our hearts with her cuddling, Caitlyn with her long beutiful hair and big smile, and Ava our explorer. I am sure that all their good qualities come from their Mimi, Judy. Somewhere back about 36+ years ago, God lead me to the best wife a man could ever have; and she proves it over and over and over.

So I am blessed beyond measure.

But can I tell you about the people of Grandview Tabernacle? When you think you can't possibly be blessed any more, God picks you up and sets you in the midst of his greatest people. I continually hear in my head Kari's comment, "Daddy, there is no one at Grandview that isn't just loveable!" How true. So I am having the greatest Thanksgiving possible.

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Be content in him, knowing that he works all things for good, and you will run smack into the fulfillment of all your dreams. And that's a promise.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I was sitting in the hospital surgical waiting room this morning visiting and waiting with friends. We got to talking about the way the body works, all the little details, things that are related and connected inside the body that cause the body to work so efficiently. For instance, the jawbone muscle. One reason that doctors tell you to chew your food for so many bites is because when the jawbone is working it causes the digestive system to work more perfectly. Who would know that the jawbone and its muscle was connected to the digestive system?

I just thought about, and rejoiced over, that scripture in Psalms 139, "We are fearfully and wonderfully made." The degree of involvment the Lord has with us concerning our physical bodies is unfathomable!

Take time sometime to study your hands, or your shoulders, or you knees to see how intricately things work. We seldom notice unless we have had an injury to some part of our body. Shame on us for not taking time!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

This is my first blog as pastor of Grandview Tabernacle in Muskogee, Ok. So many wonderful things are happening in the ministry here. And new things are on the horizon for all of us. Everyday seems to bring more blessings.
I am reminded of the scripture in Psalm 127:1 - "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it." This is truly a God-building house at Grandview. My ideas, our ideas, are so short-sighted and minimal in number compared to the great vista-ideas that God has for us. I encourage everyone to daily seek the Lord for His ideas about building the house at Grandview Tabernacle.