2019: A Challenge for the New Year

Looking for the Blessed Hope

Happy New Year, friends! As we launch a brand new year, may we all commit anew to live with expectation of the coming of our Lord, and to live out our days in the calling God has given us.

Each of us is called to various acts of service, specific to the talents and gifts God gives us. We are all different in that regard and must be about the business in which our Father directs us.

However, in general, we are all called to common assignments as well. Here are a few examples:

  • Bless Israel (Genesis 12:3)
  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6-9)
  • Comfort God’s people and speak kindly to Jerusalem (Isaiah 40:1-2)
  • Be watchmen (and women!) on the wall, praying unceasingly for Israel (Isaiah 62:1, 6-7)
  • Move the Jewish people to jealousy (because salvation has come to the…

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The Last Vigil

Truth in Palmyra

So, here we are, in the hospital again. My Father in Law is still on hospice but they are managing his care at the hospital. Things turned very rapidly and they could not keep him comfortable at home any longer.

Basically, this thing is in its final hours, so I won’t be posting for a bit. I do have some things to say, though.

As I walk through hospital halls I see people who are…..alone. They are alone in the morning; They are alone in the afternoon, and they are still alone at night.

There is one room where the patient is not alone, nor will he be. As this is written, there are 11 people in the room; there were 18 but some of the family left. Now it’s just kids and grandkids.

Something else makes this room different. Let me preface this by saying that we are extraordinarily…

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