Archive | March, 2012

Changes ahead??

5 Mar

Ron Barker challenged our deacons and then our entire church this weekend:  The church is the ONLY ORGANIZATION he knows of that does NOT exist for its members …  We are called to be more of a hospital ship, and NOT a “Love Boat.”  But the modern church really has become more of a Love Boat in recent years and our marketing and consumerist attitudes haven’t helped!!

This short blog, that YOU will finish, asks this question:  What will it take FROM YOU to help Ebenezer become the hospital ship that it needs to be??  What will YOU need to do to help the transition from Love Boat to Hospital Ship??  YOU will complete this blog, in a sense, with your response in life …

Are there changes ahead?? You tell me.

Tomorrow = 1 Year

2 Mar

Tomorrow …  Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the day that will live in infamy (at least, in my world).  The day I fell and broke both arms!  (Read about it here: )

I look at how far I’ve come and know GOD is still on His throne and still in control.  My left elbow still won’t straighten out, but it will bend in both directions much further than we ever thought it would.  In fact, the entire situation has improved much more than we ever thought it would.  There was a point in time when I didn’t know if I would ever be able to DRIVE again, much less get to a place where my left arm was usable.

What does the future hold for it??  Have no idea.  The doctor talked for a while about eventually doing a joint replacement, but that will be YEARS down the road.  I was discharged from therapy months ago, but the arm continues to improve and swelling is STILL slowly going down.

And God is still on His throne.  And that is enough for me!!!