We met my very first night at K-State University. We had two very important things in common: tons of thick, curly hair, and loving Jesus.
I heard about her before her ministry spread to millions. I got to hear her in person and on tape (yes, cassette tapes) before her outreach circled the globe. Before she was empowering change in folks worldwide, she was impacting mine.
Earlier this fall, Tom and I took Annalyn and Gracie to the Renaisssance Festival. The weather was perfect. The crowds weren't overwhelming. And we had great coupons for admission tickets. There was only one downside to the experience.
Are you a planner, Dear Reader? Do you like/crave having all the details accounted for well in advance? Maybe it's a family gathering. Perhaps it's an article you're writing. Or maybe you've gone all out and created your "strategic life plan".
Tom and I have been monitoring, adjusting, and working toward our retirement plan for a few years now. It feels good to have plans and see them accomplished, doesn't it?
It's true confessions time, Dear Reader. Who's got a mug, or a plaque, or a tote with Jeremiah 29: 11 on it?
It's almost a badge of Christendom, isn't it?
In the midst of warnings about capitivity and enslavement, Jeremiah drops this jewel that we've memorize, claim, and love.
Your letter couldn't have arrived at a better time! The attacks have begun, but not like anything we had prepared for. Snipers ad guerilla warfare seek to beseige us.
We thought the overt persecution of the Romans was horrific, and it is. But this invasion is like poison seeping into our bread and wine, subtle and almost undetectable at first, but no less deadly.
My dear John,
You are too funny! You make me sound like a combination between the Motel 6 guy ("We'll leave the light on.") and Oprah with all her philathropy. Maybe you need to get out a bit more, at least to the other side of the island.
And about Diotrephes...
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