Friday, November 29, 2013

God's Address

Psalm 22: 1-5 NASB
My God, my God, why has Thou forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. Oh my God, I cry by day, but Thou dost not answer; and by night but I have no rest. Yet, Thou are holy, O Thou who art enthroned upon the praises of Israel ( Dost inhabit the praises of His people). In Thee our fathers trusted; they trusted and Thou didst deliver them.  To Thee they cried out, and were delivered; in Thee they trusted, and were not disappointed.

Do you ever feel like God has forsaken you?  Maybe you are in a bad marriage or have children who are rebelling or hurting, or you have a sick loved one or are having difficulties at your work and no matter how much you cry out to God it "seems" like He is not there.  Might we suggest that you do not believe that lie, notice the next part of the verses, vs. 3 in the KJV says He inhabits the praises of His people.  If we are going to experience victory in the midst of pain and disappointment, then we must begin to praise God.  If He indeed inhabits (dwells in, lives there) the Praises of HIS people, then we need to do what His word says.  Can you praise Him today?  Ask Him to open up your eyes to see all the good things He has done and is doing in your lives.   He will not let you down.  He cannot lie and His word says He will never leave you nor forsake you.  He promises that ALL things will work together for good to those who love God and are called according to HIS purpose.

So go to Gods address by verbally praising  the one who saved you and will keep you and will not allow your foot to slip.  Tell others what He has done.

You won't be disappointed, because He is FAITHFUL.

Much Love,
PW and Sherry

Monday, November 18, 2013

Marriage Retreat Hambden Alliance

This past weekend we had the privilege of ministering a mini marriage retreat for one of the local churches in our city.  Our friend, Pastor Andy Beorne , won a free retreat at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron Ohio for 5 couples.  Because as a city we are committed to unity in the body of Christ, Andy thought it would be a good way to build more unity among the churches.  We had such a good time.  All the young couples have been married for under 8 years.  That made us feel reallllllly old, we will have been married for 45 yrs. on the 23rd of November.

Here are some pictures of those who attended starting with Pastor Andy and Sandy.

Much love, Pw and Sherry

Update on Philippines

We have heard from our friends in the Philippines and thankfully they are all ok. The brunt of the storm hit the island north of them so even though they sustained some damage it was not as bad as it could have been.  Yet there economy has been hit hard and work is hard to find right now. If you would like to help them in anyway, you can donate through our church, Chardon Christian Fellowship, 401 S. Hambden St., Chardon, Ohio 44024.  Just mark it Philippine disaster fund.
Please continue to pray for them all and for the gospel to be proclaimed with power as a result.
Much love,
PW and Sherry

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Urgent prayer for the Philippine Church

As most of you know a horrendous typhoon has hit the Philippines the past few days.  The people already are living in dire poverty in many of the cities and villages so this kind of destruction is doubly painful for them.. Please pray for our brothers and sisters who live there.

We have tried to reach our friend Pastor Rannie Lamento, who ministers on the island of Mindanao but have not been able to reach him. We have no idea if his city was one of the ones hit by the typhoon or if he and his family are ok, but either way they all need prayer.  Pray the church rises to the occasion and is able to offer hope and healing to so many who are devastated by this storm. Thank you so much.

Much love,
PW and Sherry
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