Next to the last Sunday in the United States

It’s hard to believe but in a few days, we will be on a jet heading to China.  August 31st is the deadline.  We have today and next Sunday to worship in a United States, English speaking church.  What we will do when we are in China, we will have to wait and see.

The packing is almost done.  The storage unit is half full.  We have our visas and plane tickets.  Monday will be my last day as an employee at Black River Imaging.  They have been so good to me for the past 17 years.

I really feel like Abraham in Genesis 12:1.  “Now the LORD said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.'”

God promised Abraham a blessing in this passage.  I pray that He will bless us also and that His Name will be glorified in our activities.

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Storm Damage July 7, 2012

The storms came and the tree did not stand

This afternoon, a storm came through town.  After several very hot and very calm days,  suddenly the skies opened up and rain pour down.  Not only rain came with the storms, wind did also.  The radio said they weren’t tornadoes, they were micro-bursts.  Whatever they were, they tore up quite a few trees.

A neighbor down the street often has signs in his yard proclaiming Bible verses.  One of them says, Gal. 6:7.  “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

It could not withstand the storm

A lot of people are deceived.  They think they are prepared for the storms of life.  They have deep roots and strong branches.  They are strong and healthy.  But then the storm hits.  The storm will come to every man in its own way.  When that happens, will you stand strong or will your inner weakness be revealed?

Think about your life.  Are you ready for storms to hit?  It may be it won’t be a complete uprooting of your life.  It may be only a few branches will blow off, a few leaves will be lost.

Just a small loss

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