The room is empty

Today Toby and a friend Curtis cleaned John room

I kind of miss him in a nostalgic kind of way. He had his good 👍 moments but was a hard person to live with. Im not destroying his memory as I said he had his good days. We kept him as our tenant because he was 73 when he came to us with his friend a lawer. Little we knew… I never had the heart ❤ to tell him to leave but, Honestly we fought a lot and I became ill with my Bipolar disorder quite a few times but God had me keep him with us because he had no money but his pension and my heart hurt for him and his life. He payed his rent on time but had not extra to pay for a deposite in another home

Well he became sick and I cried when he died 5 days ago.

Covid19 killed him and he suffered tremendously.

I regret that the last time we spoke he was mean to.me and I was not kind to him but became angry. The day before he sounded like an Angel thanking me about how much he appreciated ❤ me.

Unfortunately he had a calendar 📅 with on top of it these words, so you get an hint.”they hate me and I hate them as well” we never hated him but got angry at times when he acted out in a mean way. Poor John a lonely old man 3 years with us. I learned by God’s Grace. To love him as he was.I pray he was

saved during those long 13 days in the hospital.He was 76 years old with a bad ❤ already with a pace maker, could not win the fight

May he rest in peace. I pray 🙏Amen. 🙏

Later

Pat

Child of God

T.G.I.F. – Today God is First

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Duration: 365 days

BEING A SHELTER FOR THOSE IN NEED

“Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” Isaiah 32:2

Have you ever walked in a dry, hot climate for an extended time? The sun beats down, sweat begins to pour off your brow, and your throat and mouth are parched with thirst. A little shade, a slight breeze, or a cool drink becomes the greatest thing one could value at the moment.

When you and I walk with Christ in the workplace, we become that kind of oasis for non-Christians. However, they may not recognize it at the time. Let’s face it, the workplace is pretty tough, especially when Christ is not in the center of it.

When a person becomes aware of their need of Christ through you or me, we have become a shelter from the wind. We become their refuge from the storms of life.

Someone once said that you and I might be the only Bible someone ever reads, so we need to be something worth reading. Are you available to be that shelter for a non-believing friend? If so, then you may open the eyes of someone who has been blind his whole life. What an incredible blessing to know you were the instrument God used to bring a person into the Kingdom of God.

“Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen” (Isaiah 32:3).

TGIF, Today God Is First. Copyright © 2016 by Os Hillman. All rights reserved. www.MarketplaceLeaders.org

Family Talk Night Light for Couples

Duration: 365 days

DECISIONS, DECISIONS

“The head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3

Among the most controversial Scriptures are those relating to a wife’s obligation to “submit” to a husband’s leadership. This principle offends many women. Furthermore, it places power in the hands of men who sometimes misuse it. And yet, there it is, time and again: “The husband is head of the wife.” Those words can’t be brushed aside by those who rely on Scripture as their infallible guide. But what does this “headship” really mean?

The Bible makes it clear that the husband is to be the leader in his home, yet he has no right to run roughshod over the opinions and feelings of his wife. He is to love her as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25) and to serve her unselfishly and compassionately. A man should include his wife in making mutually satisfying decisions, always working to incorporate her perspectives and seeking compromise when possible. In situations where they simply cannot find common ground, Scripture gives the man the prerogative—and responsibility—to choose and lead. Yet in this case, he must be more sensitive and considerate than ever, bearing in mind that he will ultimately answer to God not only for his choices, but for his treatment of his wife.

JUST BETWEEN US…

  • (husband) How would you rate my leadership as your husband?
  • Does our decision‐making process fit the biblical model? (wife)
  • How do you feel about your role as “leader in the home”?
  • (husband) Am I sensitive to your feelings regarding decisions?

Heavenly Father, in Your divine plan for marriage You have asked the husband to lead and the wife to submit, and we want so much to obey You. We come humbly now, asking for Your wisdom and help to do so. Amen.

  • From Night Light For Couples, by Dr. James & Shirley Dobson
    Copyright © 2000 by James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Tendencies of the single man from Sexual Suicide by George Gilder (New York, N.Y.: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Company. 1973).