The Bible is filled with many great stories. One of my favorites is found in Genesis 32. One of the reasons I believe the Bible to be inspired is because it shows us what life is really like. Jacob’s family had some interesting dynamics. Jacob and Esau were twins, and at birth, Jacob comes into the world grabbling and hanging onto his brother’s heel. From the beginning, he was striving to be number one. Jacob’s…Read More
A Life of Gratitude
A few days ago Susanne and I went on a cruise to celebrate her health journey this past year. While on the trip we met a unique individual. I was sitting in the hot tub and this elderly man came in and sat next to me. He immediately told me he was 95 years old. He was a World War 2 Veteran and had taken part in the Battle of…Read More
Is It Appropriate to Give Thanks?
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Thanksgiving Day is a beautiful pit stop on the road of remembrance. Paul inspired by the Holy Spirit says that giving thanks is vital for the believer. When is it appropriate and when is it time to give thanks? All the time! There are times when things are not…Read More
What Are You Thankful For?
Thanksgiving is a time when counting our blessings and being thankful are the order of the day. So in honor of the holiday I thought I would get us all started by counting my blessings. Here are a few of the things I am thankful for today: God’s love My wife My son My Indianapolis district family good friends (you know who you are) critics. They are the…Read More
Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart
Several times in the Bible we find the word ‘thanks’ as well as thankfulness, thanksgiving, thanked, and thanking used numerous times. Most of us were trained to say ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’. Is it just a matter of common courtesy, or is gratitude to be a way of life? I remember singing the happy song “Count your blessings!” 1 When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged,…Read More
Bringing the General Assembly to Mrs. Marjorie Jewell
Mrs. Marjorie Jewell had a fall right before General Assembly. It was discovered that she broke her hip. She is in St. Vincent’s hospital where she is rehabbing her hip. She hopes to be able to come home next week. Dr. and Mrs. Jewell have been married 67 years. Dr. Ken Jewell pastored for 42 years. He was a trustee to Olivet Nazarene university for 33 years. Dr. Jewell…Read More