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Monday, October 28, 2013

Take the name...

Take the name of Jesus with you
Child of sorrow and of woe.
It will joy and comfort give you.
Take it, then, wherever you go.

Precious Name, O how sweet.
Hope of earth and joy of heaven!
Precious Name, O how sweet.
Hope of earth and joy of heaven!

At the name of Jesus bowing
As a shield from every snare.
When temptations 'round you gather
Breath that Holy Name in prayer.

Precious Name, O how sweet.
Hope of earth and joy of heaven!
Precious Name, O how sweet.
Hope of earth and joy of heaven!

--from an old traditional Baptist hymnal

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A busy month

Just a heads up on the flurry of activity here.

Beginning the last Sunday of September and continuing with the month of October, I have been super busy doing musical programs for churches and leading Bible studies.

As you know I have a part time ministry on the side. I sing, and thus, I do concerts for churches free of charge and on a love offering basis. I have never turned down a church due to their inability to pay. My last concert was very gratifying. The people were super-gracious and a joy to sing for. I love doing these things to the degree that I would do it full time if had the opportunity.

I also do Bible studies and fill in for ministers on Sundays and Wednesdays from time to time. That, too, is always gratifying.

When I get busy like this, I am unable to do what I normally do on this site. I am sorry about that.

In addition, discouragement sets in when it comes to politics. I am as troubled by what I see  happening to our country as I have ever been. When Obama got reelected in November, I remember writing that I did not see how the nation could survive another four years. My view about that is that now we are in even worse shape...just within a few short months. I don't think we will make it four years if things do not change drastically.

So, I do my best to write and sound the alarm. But frankly, not many listen. When I see people turn a deaf ear to the truth, I get so distressed that I literally get sick. During those times I have to take a day or so to regroup.

Thanks for understanding, and thanks for your prayers during this time.
(Cross-posted at The Liberty Sphere).