Good morning from Oakville! After a lovely time away, Aileen and I have returned safely and gladly home.
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(Yesterday on the blog: No Fear of Old Age)
Patsy writes movingly about being both a widow and, more recently, an orphan (in the sense of being an adult who has now lost both of her parents). “I’m finding it difficult to grasp my new status or describe what it feels like to realize the two people who knew me from the first day of my life and through all the ups and downs that followed are no longer within reach of a phone call or hug.”
Barbara has an article and a poem for the empty nesters.
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Cara: “No matter what trials or tribulations come our way, God assures us that he is for us and providentially at work in us. Nothing—not peril, decrees, king’s commands, or unexpected life turns—can stand in the way of God accomplishing his purposes for our good and his glory.”
I appreciate Wes’ remembrance of Dr. Gootjes, a man who was a significant part of my family’s life many years ago.
This is a good reminder that the infamous “skubalon” is not the most shocking part of Philippians 3.
Jeremy Treat reminds us of the utter and shocking folly of the cross. We need to ensure we never forget this!
Are you in the habit of praying not only for yourself and your family, and not only for your friends and your church, but also for the people around you? Are you in the habit of praying that God would bless and deliver not only you but also others?
The greatness of our sin is always less than the greatness of God’s grace. —F.B. Meyer