1. Is it wrong to speak of sharing the gospel with someone? Paul didn’t think so, 1 Thes 2.8. (Most versions translate metadidōmi as “share.”)

  2. With God’s acceptance, we can face all our warts and shortcomings and work by his power to perfect holiness.

  3. One writer says we can only “try” to be Christians. Point that it’s a process is well taken, but that doesn’t mean we are less than saints, less than God’s holy people.

  4. I often pray that God will give us growth in all areas: numbers, spirit, good works, generosity, love, in knowledge and certainty of truth. What am I missing?

  5. Every night, before laying your head upon your pillow, zero out all anger, irritation, resentment, and bitterness. You’ll rest well and rise refreshed.

  6. A verse of mine: My view, beyond my desk, of light and palm, / Refreshes the mind and brings the spirit calm.


7. A Bible verse: “For this reason Christ died and returned to life, so that he may be the Lord of both the dead and the living” Romans 14.9.

Here are some first images of the outside of my home office in the back yard. We closed in the back porch, removed the door from a bedroom on to the porch, and will use the bedroom and porch area for the home office. Still work to do, but it’s getting there.

I sang next to DD in FHU Chorale’s last song.

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God blessed us with a beautiful, powerful evening at the Fourth Street church in Selmer, Tennessee. The Presidential Trek had one of it's greatest blessings yet as we joined the Freed-Hardeman Chorale for an evening together! The Fourth Street congregation rolled out the red carpet with a welcoming bulletin board, kind words and fresh cut arrangements accompanying a lovely dinner. It was even complete with musical note napkins. We extend a big thank you to FHU Trustee Robert Shackelford and his wife Alison for hosting a pizza supper for area wide youth before services at the Civic Center, as well as their careful attention to every detail throughout the evening. What an evening! From the FHU side of things, allow me to say that the Dr. McKnight led Chorale was so powerful we found tears in our eyes several times. Talent, preparation and passion are beautiful characteristics to behold. Also, I note the fact that our team from Community Engagment had completed Rush just a few hours before we left for this Trek. (Read that sentence again.) I'm constantly amazed with the dedication of our Freed-Hardeman family. Tonight I will pray in thanksgiving for the 4th Street congregation, The FHU Chorale, our Trek Team and all the wonderful souls God has allowed us to meet this weekend. All glory to Him. @freedhardeman

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