GOOD NEWS! Elizabeth Pearl
was born October 12 at about 7:45 AM weighing
in at 8 lbs 1 oz and a little over 19" long.
Children and Grandchildren are a gift from
the Lord. Mommy and Baby are doing well.
- Dear Precious
- "Don't fear
tomorrow, God is already there." Those encouraging words
were on a plague above the desk of Ruth Bell Graham.
(The wife of evangelist Billy Graham, she is now home
with the Lord.) "Don't fear tomorrow, God is already
there" are especially beautiful words to think about
when we face life's challenges.
- Earlier this
year, I shared with you this picture of me with my
granddaughter, Bella (2), and grandson, Beaux (5).
This is one of my favorite pictures of my precious
grandchildren. Luke, our son, took this picture. It
was really funny because Bella would not smile. Luke
is Bella's daddy and he began making funny faces.
Bella still would not smile. Luke then made a very
scary face. Beaux wasn't too sure about his uncle's
expression, but Bella was thrilled and starting
laughing. She knew her daddy and she knew she could
trust him. In the same way, when life is staring at us
with a "scary face" we can look to our Heavenly
Father, remember His faithfulness in times past, and
trust in Him.
- We surely live
in uncertain times. Many people today are facing
financial difficulties; some are facing family crises;
and others have health issues; some on TV are
predicting the start of World War III. No one knows what tomorrow
holds, but I am so glad to know who holds tomorrow and
who is holding me and my family as we go through
life's "scary faces". That gives me peace. Thank You,
years ago this month, Gary and I became Christians. A
couple we met, Jay and Denise, invited us to their
church and we decided to attend that next Sunday. At
the close of the service, we responded to the pastor's
message and walked up the aisle, knelt together at the
altar, and gave our lives to Jesus. Life took a
drastic turn for the better. It is hard to believe
that was October 1978. The time has gone by fast. Our
family has enjoyed lots of fun times, lots of great
times; however, through the years, we've also had our
share of "scary faces" staring at us. Jesus has always
been faithful to us. Jesus has never forsaken us.
Jesus has been true to His word.
- Are you going
through a "scary face" time? Join with me in prayer as
we declare together,
- "Those who live in the shelter of the
Most High will find rest in the shadow of the
I declare about the Lord: 'He alone is my refuge, my
place of safety; He is my God, and I trust
- (Psalm 91:1-2)
- What a joy to
be able to approach the throne of God on behalf of our
family and friends knowing, "The prayer of a righteous person is
powerful and effective" (James 5:16b). Below is the Scripture
prayer calendar*, a tool for you to use as you pray
for your loved ones, especially your children (and
- God bless you,
- P.S.: On a side
note, I thank God that Jay and Denise invited us to
their church. We lost track of each other through the
years, I wonder where they are? I'll have to do a
google search and see if I can find them. I often
wonder where Gary and I might be today if that
precious couple had not invited us to their church?
Let us ask the Lord to bring someone to our mind who
we could invite to church and then let's do it. A
simple invitation could change someone's life for
eternity--it did Gary and me! God IS still changing
people's lives today and for all eternity.
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- * Scripture
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