On this the fifteenth day of November 2019 I am thankful for our fourth born child, our second son Philip.
Philip was born in Springfield as was the first and the third child. He is married to lovely young woman name of Sarah Joyce; and they have three beautiful daughters. They live in the State of Arkansas, the town of Booneville.
He is the pastor of at least one church, and has his own business as a financial adviser. He loves God in His Son Jesus Christ, His wife, and their three daughters.
So Lord, I do thank You for giving him to Madge and I, and thank You for the great things he has brought into our lives.
Thankful from the banks of Flat Creek,
It is official now. The national news media has proclaimed that over one half of the nation is in a drought. That would include Missouri, Arkansas, and that includes my little ole place on Flat Creek. There are many States which are suffering from drought, heat, and in the West there are fires. In some places there are floods.
The thing is there is not a thing we can do about there being no rain. All we can do is what we have always done; keep on keeping on. We can also pray and ask God for mercy, and we could ask Him for rain to bring honor and glory to His name.
After all; which is more important: that we have rain, or that the name of the Lord be glorified? Your answer to those questions will show the attitude of your heart.
All I ask is that you think about it for a while.
We are in a drought; there is no doubt in my mind about that. We do need a good rain. Maybe it is time to do some serious praying about our own condition.
Some would think, “Well, You’re the pastor. Of course you would go to church.” I was going to church long before I ever became a pastor. It is really not “Going to Church”; it is going to worship. It is going to worship with others our Lord Jesus Christ; Savior of the world, and Lord and Master of the Universe and all that He has made.
My wife and I attend and are members of Carr Lane Baptist Church, down near the Arkansas and Missouri border in Southwest Missouri. A country church with warm, loving people.
I am thankful today to be returning, because we were gone this past Sunday for our annual family get together. I did get to hear a good sermon last Sunday by my brother in law; my sister’s husband. It was good to be there with all our kids and grandkids; with the exception of one family.
It won’t be long and the wife and I will be getting in the car and heading for Carr Lane to worship. Prayerfully, we worship Him everyday. It is wonderful, however, to join other brothers and sisters in Christ to worship as oft as we can.
Writing from the banks of Flat Creek. God bless you today and everyday.