Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I will be preaching about prayer this Sunday. Prayer is powerful. Clint is doing well and will have surgery tomorrow morning. Janie and I plan go over in the morning to check on him. The blood drive will be Sunday at our church and the preparations are well under way. I expect it to be a huge success.
We had a really good Bible study this morning and I hated to have to stop but we ran out of time. We are studying about the end time events and it is an exciting subject. We had good services this evening in Waco and am looking forward to our Wednesday night services where we will be in the book of 1st John. We plan to drive about 350 miles tomorrow so I had better head for bed. God bless you.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Clint is doing better today than he was over the weekend. His heart rate was elevated and he had a fever. Both are under control as of the last report. He will be having surgery tomorrow to graft some of his own skin onto his leg. Please keep him in your prayers.
Tomorrow morning we have Bible study here at the parsonage with the ladies Bible study group. Tomorrow night we will have services with Faith MBC of Hewitt, Texas. I have finished the sermon for Sunday and will need to work on the sermon for Sunday night and the lesson for Wednesday night tomorrow afternoon. My Mother will be returning with us to Hillsboro on Friday. We will pick up my sister at the airport on Saturday. We are looking forward to their visit with us. We plan to go to Dallas on Wednesday morning to visit Clint and then on Thursday we will go to Henderson and return on Friday. God bless you.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The picture is of my mother back in the 1960's at our home in Ayer, Massachusetts. It is when I remember days like the one pictured that I am so glad I moved to Texas. Of course Janie is, by far, the main reason I am glad I moved to Texas.
I tell everyone over and over that when I moved to Texas I had a VW Beatle and everything I owned was in it along with my younger brother and everything he owned. Now I have a wife, 3 kids, 8 grandkids, 2 houses, 7 1/2 acres of land, and the list goes on and on of all the things with which God has blessed me. What makes me feel bad is that I have not deserved the least of His blessings. God bless you.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Made 2 hospital visits and 1 nursing home visit today. Did some grocery shopping at Wal-Mart and ran into 2 church members there. Mother's day is tomorrow and Janie's flowers sent from our son arrived today. We had a long visit with Jason and Angie on skype and enjoyed it. It is almost like having them sitting in our living room, almost. My mother will be spending next weekend with us here in Hillsboro. We shall celebrate Mother's day with her one week late. I finished the sermon for Sunday night this morning and picked up the flowers we will hand out to the mothers in our services tomorrow. Should be a good service the sermon is entitled "What a Good Mother Teaches Her Children." The picture is of my first car in Ayer Mass. I could not drive a standard shift when I bought this car and could not get it out of the drive way because it was so steep. My father had to come out and drive it up onto the street. Once on flat ground I could do ok. God bless you.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Clint is being prayed for by a huge number of people. His fever is down some today and he is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. They are going to graft his own skin onto his chest. Thank you all for your prayers. We had planned to go up to Dallas to see Clint this morning but the nursing home was not closed due to illness as it had been so we went to the services there. We could still have made the trip to Dallas but my allergies are terrible. I just could not stop blowing my nose and my eyes have been watering terribly. I took some medicine and it made me drowsy so I took a nap.
We had a good visit with my daughter and son-in-law Sunday. I took this picture of them Saturday evening. They have been married for one year. I am very proud of the both of them.
God has truly blessed me with two really good Son-in-laws and an outstanding daughter-in-law.
We are about to head to the train station in San Antonio to pick up my brother. We will have the ladies Bible study in the morning. I had a good visit with one of the other pastors in our town. He was having a computer problem and I went to his office to fix it for him. It was an easy fix and while their we had an excellent Bible discussion. He preached to me and I preached to him. We were both blessed. It was a joy to fellowship with him over the Word of God. I have finished reading the Bible through and have started over again. I still plan to read the entire Bible three times through this year. I invite you to read the text which I preached Sunday and see if you fit that description. The text was Psalm 119:161-168. Enjoy, God bless you.