Saturday, August 18, 2018


Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

In a day of lies and forgery, oh how much we need the truth,
Thank God in Him is the answer for the old and yes, the youth.
God's mercy is poured upon us, in everlasting streams,
every repentant sinner He welcomes and redeems.
His truth has no stopping point; to every generation it goes,
Speaking words that transform lives, even some who first oppose.(RP)

How nice to have my family drop in for another visit yesterday. They are up here for the fair in Lynden, Washington. Gina, Monique, and Benny were here. What a blessing to have them for a visit. I also was happy I got some homework assignments done for the book publisher. Perhaps I can finally get it going faster now, and send it all in. I certainly hope so. Thanks for praying. 

Friday, August 17, 2018


1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus...
Some teach there are many ways to God, 
Deceived they are, but onward they plod.
If they only knew Jesus who is the Way,
How happy they'd be in their life each day.
For man to reach heaven and see God some day,
Each must come to Jesus and His command obey. (RP)

This summer has been different. Yesterday was delightful. For me this morning, it is chilly. I just heard on the radio that next week will bring some high temperatures again. I was pleased with a visit from Gina yesterday. She and her sister are up for the fair in Lynden. Last night more family members arrived. They will return Saturday sometime. I keep busy trying to get details done for the book that we want to get published. Thanks for your prayers. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018


 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.John 15:7

This is a marvelous provision for God's own, If we seriously do what it tells,
So faithfully follow the Word, and this plan all others excels. (RP)

Last evening we gathered at our church, and people in many places were doing likewise. At each place, friends of Dave and Sue  Lunsford were praying for them. Sue is very ill with cancer, and is now on a new program. All of us are praying God's will to be done, but certainly would be delighted if He chose to heal her. Thank each of you for praying.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


James 4:14 Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

In life we know not tomorrow and all that it may bring,
But we know Who holds the future and to Him we cling.
Life is like a vapor that comes and then disappears,
And with Jesus as our pilot we really have no fears.
So let's live life fully, with Jesus as our guide,
Because we know He's in charge and is right there by our side. (RP)

Each month I order the nutritional packets I use for the infusion process of feeding.  Monday morning I phoned in my order.  Yesterday afternoon the packages arrived. The UPS men know the door will be open to the garage, and they put it right inside for me.  The product is very heavy, so I appreciate their kindness. It was also rewarding to share Jesus with the driver, who was receptive to my witness to him. Thanks for praying,  And please do not forget that TODAY is designated as "Pray for Sue Lunsford" day. In doing this we remember her husband Dave also. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


  And He said to them,Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.  Matthew 4:19

If you don't follow Jesus you will not win men,
And we should hear this again and again.
Let's follow Jesus and bring them in,
So they receive forgiveness and freedom from sin.(RP)

Each week I go through missionary correspondence taking out prayer requests. These are put into our church prayer sheet. A copy of this is in the weekly bulletin distributed on Sundays. Missionaries are busy servants of the Lord, and it is hard for most of them to keep the supply line of emails so we can glean from them. Fortunately, because of my years on the field, I can make requests for the missionaries from time to time. It is an enjoyable exercise working up the prayer sheet. I am indebted also to Laurel Hicks who receives notices from the missionaries and sends them on to me. Thanks so much for praying.

Monday, August 13, 2018


1 Chronicles 28:20  And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God -- my God -- will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD".

Standing with us is what God does faithfully everyday,
Helping us do what we are supposed to, along the way.
His encouragement of strength and courage cheers us,
And his love helps us to every situation adjust,
God intends us to finish what He wants us to do,
So rely on Him for his strength to work until it is through. (RP)

I am privileged to preach next Sunday at First Baptist. I spent the afternoon pondering and praying which message to use for the occasion. Now I can use my time to dig deeper into the text, and find more precious jewels from God's word. Thanks so much for praying with me about this. I appreciate it.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.   Deut. 6:5

God demands our love and tells us so in words so very clear,
And we should quickly heed His call without worry or any fear.
With heart attuned to His sovereign will none can really go wrong,
And with soul in sync with His divine plan, we surely have a sweet song. 
So claim His strength for your life today and see what He will do,
We know that His joy will empower you and you'll be thrilled through and through. (RP)

One of my assignments before publishing my book, is to find graphics for the book cover.  It is an enjoyable process, but time consuming. I spent the good part of the day looking. The publisher wants my suggestions on what I would like in the cover design. Therefore, they ask me to find several options online, and submit to them the location, so they can take a look also. I appreciate prayer as I complete this process.  Thanks for praying.