December 29, 2005
And where has the week gone? Sheesh.
For the past few days I’ve indulged in that great pastime that is only found in the good ol’ U.S.A. I’ve been a couch potato, watching movies and being sorta lazy. Of course, I’ve worked on and off on some websites, but I’ve been able to spend some quality time with the family.
Finished the monthly Leader column this morning and zipped it via e-mail to Bryan Day, the editor; it talks about New Year’s resolutions and what is most important in our lives. Really, it depends on where the focus is, doesn’t it? When I lived in the world, I only thought about the things of this world and did whatever I wanted to…when I gave my life to Christ, it was the exact opposite.
Material things don’t hold the sway that they once did; they’re nice to have, sure, but they really aren’t what’s most important. Money is nice to have, but can you really take it with you when you leave this earth? And does it become a “god” in our lives and consume our every waking thought and action?
As this year closes and a new year dawns in just three days, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching and praying about things, and my life. And the conclusion is this: 2006 is the year that I will even give MORE of myself to the Lord and to His work on this earth, in hopes of leading lost souls to His saving grace. God would want no less of me than this.
So, it’s off to 2006 we go, sharing Christ with others! It’s gonna be an enjoyable and enlightening time, that’s for sure.
Want to come along? 🙂
December 26, 2005
I am so thankful that I was able to spend Christmas this year with our families; we had a wonderful time!
Christmas morning began with the reading of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of Luke; we opened gifts afterwards and then it was off to a warm, wonderful and Spirit-filled service at Trinity.
We then headed to Jeannie’s mom’s house for dinner and more gift exchanging; and then finally, to top the day off, it was off to brother Bob’s to spend an evening with them, exchanging gifts and doing some more munchin’ down on the griddles.
Here it is the day after, and I am still recuperating from the massive food intake! 🙂
There was only one downer during this weekend, and that was my bro Ron not being able to make it. 😦
So, this next week I am off, working on websites and other pressing projects before year’s end. I’ll also rest some, too. I sure feel like I need it!
December 25, 2005
From the Davis household in Marceline, Missouri, to all my family and friends both near and far…may each and every one of you have a very merry CHRISTmas and a happy new year!
I’ll catch up on the latest happenings here after a hectic two days; suffice to say we had two wonderful Christmas Eve services last night and we are winding down this morning, preparing for Christmas Day worship in about 8 hours!
Blessings to all!
December 23, 2005
Here I am, sitting listening to the Bee Gees (I know, call me a sentimental sap forever stuck in the late 70’s era, but I like reminiscing back to the days when Jeannie and I danced) and watching the wind blow during a balmy upper 50 degree December day. Amazing that it’s still this warm; forecast is calling for rain changing over to snow for Christmas eve. Here’s hoping! We would like to see a WHITE Christmas!!
Anyway, as I gather my thoughts for this upcoming new year and my first column for 2006, here are some things that I would to share with you:
1. I am thankful for the past year of life that I was able to serve my Lord Jesus Christ;
2. I am thankful for my beautiful wife Jeannie and our precious children;
3. I am thankful for my wonderful church family and our shepherd, Rev. Michael K. White and his wife Linda, a.k.a. the lady with beautiful hair;
4. I am thankful that God has placed me in a position to minister to others through His Word and through song;
5. I am thankful for our families and for our many friends.
And finally, I am thankful for those of you who read this blog day in and day out–I know it can be tedious and boring at times; yet I thank God that I am able to share my life with all of you, through the good and bad times; through the valleys and on the mountain tops that we scale; and through these lives that are all intertwined together.
As we celebrate this season together, may we always be reminded of why we celebrate; it’s not for the commercialism; it’s not for the gifts we give and received; it’s for the Gift that was shared with us a few thousand years ago.
His Name is Jesus.
May you all have a blessed and safe Christmas!!
December 22, 2005
Jews for Jesus Sues For Blogging Domain Name
Interesting article from Reuters News Service today, on the Jews for Jesus organization suing someone for blogging some differing thoughts and opinions on their ministry. Kinda disturbing that J4J would go to this extent considering they don’t own this blogging domain, and blogging is supposed to be a form of freedom of speech guaranteed by the Bill of Rights:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Don’t get me wrong; I CERTAINLY don’t agree with what the people had to say about Jews for Jesus…but I also don’t agree with what J4J did in suing them to gain the domain name http://jewsforjesus.blogspot.com
It’s almost like conforming to the world’s image to get their way.
Just some food for thought.
Your thoughts on this matter? I would love to hear them.
December 21, 2005
Went to see my sinus doc yesterday; things are progressing well after the surgery. He said that everything looks to be in tip-top shape and that I was a “textbook” case when it came to how easily the procedure went and my recovery from it.
Jeannie is still amazed that I was sitting up 30 minutes after the operation, eating animal crackers and drinking a Pepsi. Man, let me tell you…I was HUNGRY! 🙂
I am also dumbfounded on how I am feeling lately. It’s almost like I have more energy and I am sleeping better at night; probably due to the fact that I am getting 50% more air intake. LOL.
So keep praying! It helps and is much appreciated!
Remember…only FOUR days til CHRISTmas!!
December 19, 2005
For a dear brother in Christ, Jeff Wilkerson, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
Jeff is a good friend who gives his all for Jesus, and even throughout trials in his life during this past year, has never wavered in his faith. He loves to share Christ with others and there is no doubt he will continue to do just that.
Jeff has type 2 leukemia.
Please pray for his healing, along with the Holy Spirit’s comforting Presence during this time.