Full & Encouraged!

Today, Saturday, 9/17/2011, lunch for our family was out of the ordinary.  We were full-y encouraged, to say the least…

We met for the first time Sir John and Ma’m Daria Greening and were glad to once again fellowship with Pastor Ron and Ma’m Judy (You can click on their names to get to know them, too!) . . .

In the ministry, a pastor is necessarily engaged in the ministry of listening to and carrying the burdens of others. It is therefore an encouragement to be able to be in fellowship with Christian leaders who, as servants of Christ, make it a point to humbly listen and share in the burden of a fellow worker in the Lord…

Today, among other things, we have also placed into our family’s “treasure chest” the testimony of a child of God whose life was shaped and sharpened by his father’s taking the time to read a chapter from the book of Proverbs daily before he would leave for school.  Indeed, if we desire to help our children develop virtues and values different from the world’s, we need to take the time to let the Word of God dwell in them richly (Read Hebrews 4:12, Colossians 3:16 and Deuteronomy 6:6-7).

Lord, thank you, for this special day.