I just wanted to thank you for all your prayers for me recently. As many of you know, I had been suffering greatly from my kidney failure. It came to a head last Thursday (May 24th) when I woke up feeling really sick and had a hard time breathing. My wife, Letty, had just left … Continue reading Answers to Prayer!
I don't like using my blog as a personal forum, but I need your help and prayers. I am really suffering. The past few days have been really bad with nausea, dry heaves, loss of appetite, not sleeping at night, and feeling extremely weak. I have prayed, literally hours on end at night, for God … Continue reading Prayers, Please
One of my favorite scenes in the “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy is when Sam-wise explains the eating habits of hobbits. Not only do they eat their three square meals, but there are the in-between meals as well, like “second breakfast” and “elevensies.” Hobbits take their meals very seriously; it gives them the nutrition they … Continue reading Second Quiet Time … at 3am!
Have you ever gone through an experience where you were totally disoriented? For me, it happened a few months ago. It was about 2am when I awoke from a bad dream. I jumped out of bed in a panic. I noticed that I had a mask on (I have sleep apnea) and didn’t know what … Continue reading Suffering and the Powerful Presence of Jesus
I find myself in a very unique season. It is a season where I am experiencing some suffering. The fact that I call it a “unique season” reveals that much of my life has been comfortable and easy. I have not faced a lot of severe adversity. My seasons of trial and hardship have been … Continue reading Learning From vs. Getting Through
A slight interruption in our discussion on Suffering … I experienced something amazing on Friday night. I was at our church’s worship service (we have “Friday Night Church”; one of the coolest things we have done for the past 30 years). This weekend our young people were leading the worship service. My son, Jonathan, was … Continue reading No Props, Just God
So sorry for the long gap between blogs. Life happened. It’s taking me awhile to adjust to life on dialysis. Nausea, fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, and mental confusion have been my constant companions these past few weeks. Pretty sucky stuff! I’ve also wrestled with discouragement and a bout of depression as we’ve been waiting … Continue reading Power of the Lament