Monday, February 21, 2011

Operation World

The book, Operation World, is billed as the "Definitive Prayer Guide" for the world. Besides being a very helpful prayer guide for the countries of the world, it is also an extremely helpful educational tool regarding world facts. Here is a link to the website which produces the book and additional tools.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book recommendations

I have been reading this book by Palmer Chinchen entitled True Religion. Palmer will be speaking at our annual missions conference at FPC/Macon in a couple of weeks. His purpose in writing is to motivate those of us who are followers of Christ to take His compassion to the lost and least....esp. in Third World countries.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A wonderful song by Christy Nockels

Approaching a Special Birthday

Very soon our son, Stephen, will turn 14. He is an extremely sweet and happy child with numerous severe disabilities. Today, after our morning worship services at First Presbyterian Church, we took him, one of his sisters and 3 of our grandchildren to a newer handicapped accessible children's park in Macon. This photo shows Barbara may have been having as much fun or more than Stephen.  A daily devotional book which has been a great resource over these 14 years is L.B. Cowman's Streams in the Desert.  Joni Eareckson Tada's/Steve Estes' book When God Weeps has also been invaluable.

Looking for a Bible Reading Plan?

Discipleship Journal magazine lists several which you can find here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Just Returned from the Desiring God Pastor's Conference

I just returned from Minneapolis and my 4th time to attend the Desiring God Pastor's Conference. My wife, Barbara, and Eric and Annette Ashley were all able to attend. It was a very motivating and encouraging time for us all - especially the times of prayer and singing with 1600 other pastors. Francis Chan gave me a personal note to bring to our daughter, Rebecca, who has practically memorized his book Crazy Love. The theme this year was "Prayer."  I highly commend all the messages which you can listen to here.