What a Christmas! We had all four of our daughters and their kids together. We hope you had a Merry Christmas and that your New Year will a good one. Even in these uncertain times, we can have peace and joy in Jesus and the fellowship that we have with one another.

Here we are all together on our front porch:

Our Family Christmas 2008

Our Family Christmas 2008

Are Your Ready to Be A Blessing Where You Live?

This coming year may prove to be a challenge for many. It will be a great opportunity to become true friends with those in your neighborhood whom you have never really met. There is an Indonesian proverb that says something like this:

“It’s better to be hungry and with friends than alone and fed.”

As times get tough here are a few suggestions that will help you be a blessing where you live:

  • Get to know your neighbor – ask them how they are doing in these changing times and pray for them.
  • Open your home for folks in your neighborhood to get together to see what the common needs are and see how you can help one another.
  • Coordinate opportunities to assist those in your neighborhood who may be suffering due to hard times, job loss etc. Don’t wait for the government to do it! Let’s truly reveal the love of Jesus to those in need.
  • Set up a time to gather believers that live in your neighborhood together in your home to pray and seek the Lord’s will during these coming hard times.
  • Be a source of hope in times of trouble. Be ready to share your relationship with Jesus with others as times get hard.

May you have a great New Year!