I have had the opportunity to write several articles during this tough time and I hope to share those soon. But today I wanted to send you a link to a video Moody Publishers asked me to record for all of us. My friends who know me well, know that I have endured various hard trials. The Lord has been faithful in those times. So, when Moody Publishers asked me to encourage us during this time I went to Romans 8. This is not some encouragement to be happy or pretend like nothing is happening. My desire is that we’d remember a Person not a concept. Our Hope is Jesus and my prayer is that this word encourages you as you endure–remembering that God is for you and will never leave you.
Know that I am praying for all of us as we experience this trial.
You may watch it here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-w8XFIFeWe/…
When: Tomorrow, Saturday, March 21
Where: Zoom meeting (space limited but will be recorded)
Time: 10:00 am CST; 11:00 am EST
How: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 346 116 0711
The Lord invites us to come before His throne of grace in our time of need. We hope you will join us as we go before the Father who loves us and is for us. Our hope is in Him.
We look forward to praying together!
If you can’t join us, this might be a wonderful time for you to grab some of your friends and family to pray together. There are ways for us to social distance together! I’ll be praying for you.
This is a strange time for all of us but not for our Lord. He knew we’d be “social distancing” for a time.There’s nothing and no one who compares to our God. And this truth provides strength to our hearts. Our flesh may fail, our hearts may fail, but we will endure because God is the strength of our heart. I have been praying for all of us as we adjust to a new normal–a “normal” that is quite abnormal! In the meantime, I’ve also been dreaming of ways to bless you. We are in this together!
Today I’d like to share a read along of God’s Very Good Idea. I hope you and your family enjoy this time of reading together.
Follow these links to view the video:
Grateful for you!
But they listened and were responsive and just so great. But then at the end something unexpected happened.The principal of the school came up to me and said, “I’m convicted. That convicted my heart. I am a racist against (a certain people group). I have a lot of work to do.” He continued to share more. I told him it was God’s kindness that he’d reveal that and thanked him for confessing.
God can work miracles with the lights completely out, when it seems like a complete disaster. God doesn’t need the
lights to work! God uses whatever He desires to work good in the world and in us. Also, God can change hearts. Let’s
have hope for others (and ourselves) that He can change us! He can. He does.
If we confess our sin he is faithful and just to forgive us and purify us. (1 John: 1:9)
A few nights ago my family experienced the hardest, most sobering time we’ve had since starting our #BlackHistoryMonth meal and historical conversations. It was kids choice night. The kids chose the dishes and we discussed some of the stories of Black children in the Civil Rights era. Our were thankful for what we learned that night, thankful for the kids who made it possible for them to enter their schools without much fear.
That evening was hard but a necessary part of teaching our kids the whole story. We thanked God for those kids and how their stories and lives changed history—changed all of our children’s futures.
You can learn more about what we did here: Kids and Black History Month.