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We all need wisdom from above. Proverbs is a great book of the Bible to find it. I’m going to list several quotes, can you identify the one from Proverbs?
May 23, 2012
Thank you guys for all of the beautiful cards and notes that you have sent us. We have been so blessed and encouraged by them.
Ian seems to be having a much better week. They are attempting to wean him from the ventilator that he is on. We are praying that he is able to come off of this vent. It would mean that he would be able to be awake and move to a de. He is currently paralized which causes it’s own set of problems and has been that way for 3 weeks. They would also be able to attempt to feed him because as of now he hasn’t had any food just iv fluiids. THey have had to go very slowly because he is very sensitive and still very dependant on the vent to breath. They are continuing to try inorder to get him healthier.
We are so gratful to be at ACH it is an amazing facility and the doctors and nurses have all been great.
We continue to pray for Ian’s heart and lungs. Due to the pressure in his lungs his heart is still having some pressure issues. Also are praying for him to heal from head to toe as he has many minor issues created from being in the hospital for such a long time on so much support.
You guys are amazing and we are so gratful to you all! We love you!
Psalm 91: 9-10
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
We continue to be blessed with God’s provision of volunteers, finances, and items needed each month for this ministry and look forward to another great year. Your continued support and prayers in sharing the love of God with the homeless is appreciated. Last month we were able to provide a toiletry bag with a pair of socks and a Christmas card to all those served a meal in addition to a new blanket provided by the Pasco County Homeless Coalition.
Please join us by serving a meal to those less fortunate at the “Center of Hope”. In 2011, we averaged 150 meals/month not counting seconds. They need donations of toiletry items – toothpaste, toothbrushes, sample sized shampoo, combs, disposable razors, soap, and wash cloths. We also need men’s new underwear and socks, gallon and snack sized ziploc bags.
Financial donations can be made through the offering marked “Service Night” or placed in the basket at our table in the narthex or outside the Family Life Center. If interested in learning more about this ministry, please ask one of our volunteers or call Shari Iovino at 637-5170.
Most every verse in Psalm 119 refers to the Word of God in one way or another. It is a long Psalm but magnifies the importance of Scripture. The old preacher, Alexander Maclaren, said: “There is music in its monotony.” But what a message it gives as to the place the Bible should have in our lives. We as Christians should truly be “people of the Book.”
Can you answer these questions?
(3) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; (4) and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
New King James Version
Paul’s description of people having “itching ears” is picturesque. The Greek word, knethomai, literally means “to itch, rub, scratch, or tickle.” This figure of speech implies that they have an itch that must be scratched, or as William Barclay puts it, “they have ears which have to be continually titillated with novelties” (The Letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, p. 202). Such people open their ears to any teacher who will relieve their particular “itch” regardless of how it measures against the truth.
In this context, the bearing of fruit is generalized. It includes everything produced as a result of their labors of publicly preaching the gospel, their service to the church in pastoring, and their personal overcoming and growing in the image of God. They all bring honor to God by declaring the dramatic change for good that takes place as a result of being connected to the Vine and thus able to draw upon Him and His power to produce fruit.
Verse 16 briefly touches on the quality of fruit God desires. It implies that the disciples should be rich in good works and be striving to produce fruit that endures. God wants the fruit to
Their yarn and fabric will eventually become clothing for babies at several local hospitals.
They create outfits for the neonatal intensive care unit using Velcro to help staff work around the tubes and other medical equipment.
They also make bereavement gowns for babies that don’t make it. Some of the babies are buried in the clothing.
For volunteer Dee Kaufmann it hits close to home.
“I lost a baby 49 years ago and I wasn’t able to see him and I wasn’t able to hold him,” said Kaufmann.