Month: October 2011

Thank You

I would like to thank all of the readers of this blog who offered up prayer for my wife, Jan, for her surgery last Thursday. She is now home and recuperating. It will be a painful recovery for quite a while, and the cancer treatments of one type or another will continue until next June. Yet it feels good to have this part of the journey behind us; we now look ahead to what awaits as we continue to hope… Read more »

Difficult Journey

Tomorrow, my wife, Jan, goes in for breast cancer surgery. It’s been a long and difficult journey thus far, and will continue well into next summer. Her chemo treatments are now finished, but after surgery, radiation awaits. I’m going to be taking a short vacation from blogging over the next few days. I’ll return again sometime next week. In the meantime, those of you who pray can focus those prayers on the doctors’ skills, no complications, and a rapid recovery…. Read more »

Additions to the Constitution

I’ve been going through American history with my adult class at my church on Sundays. We’re up to the Constitution. I’m not rushing through anything; I want them to understand the importance of the rule of law and how Christians should be leaders in respecting that dictum. It’s always enlightening to show just how little the national level of our government in our federal system has the authority to do. There’s even one provision in the Constitution that requires Congress… Read more »

Being Faithful unto Death

Yousef Nadarkhani lives under a sentence of death. Iran plans to execute him for the crime of being a Christian pastor. It all  began in 2009 when Nadarkhani objected to his children being indoctrinated into Islam in the school they were required to attend. He was standing for parental rights as well as the Christian faith. His outspoken views led to his arrest and the eventual death penalty sentence. This has created a furor in what could be called the… Read more »

Romans 8:31-39

If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us…. Read more »