Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

Breathtaking sunset in coniferous forest

Journey’s End

John Gipson, a talented writer and preacher, once wrote about another talented writer. You would not likely know the name, Jozef Korzeniowski. But, you might know the name he took, Joseph Conrad. Conrad is generally considered to be one of the great novelists to write in the English language. A number of Conrad’s stories involved a nautical setting. He seemed to capture the thrill of a sea voyage beginning and ending. The excitement of departure carried great expectation. But, there…
Puzzle pieces with word change

Adaptability, Attitude, and Always Abounding

For some people, when they encounter changes to their environment or routines, it is unsettling, unnerving, and can be a very traumatic experience. For others, when they encounter change, it can be exciting, thrilling, and a roller-coaster ride of new experiences (either good and bad). For all of us, whether we have positive reactions or negative reactions to change, it should be an experience to say, “I trust in God to keep me grounded.” Life changes. Situations change, but God…
Cross spider (Araneus diadematus)

Venomous Spiders

Spiderman is a fictional character.  That seems like a statement which one would read and think to themselves, “Duh.”  Three Bolivian brothers, ages 12, 10, and 8, didn’t quite understand the concept of Spiderman not being real…until recently.  The boys found a black widow spider and decided that, since Peter Parker became Spiderman after being bitten by a spider, they, too, would develop superpowers if they let their spider bite them.  So, each boy prodded the black widow with a…

Philippines Mission Letter: May 2020

Click/tap for full PDF June 4, 2020  Dear Brethren,  May the Lord’s love, peace, and blessings continue to abound in you.  Under the extended general community quarantine, we are still not allowed to meet for church services at the chapel. Our house worship will continue until our government will already allow us to gather at the church building. People under 20 years old and above 59 years old are not allowed to go out unless it is for emergency purposes.…

Philippines Mission Letter: COVID 2020

Click/tap for full PDF Dear Brethren,  We are hoping and praying that things are well with you there.  Your brethren at Calasiao Town Proper church of Christ appreciate so much your continued love, prayers, concern, and generosity in helping us from the effects of COVID-19 and the enhanced community quarantine.  With the funds you sent along with others (with a total of $1,950), we had been able to repack and distribute relief goods such as rice, corned beef, sardines, century…