Thursday, December 5, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

There is something very captivating about Christmas carols. Residents and staff enjoyed an hour of singing them. I have always enjoyed singing carols but I did not realize that many of them include the story of the birth of Jesus. We are not just singing about Santa Claus we are singing about Jesus.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

It was pretty obvious this morning that many of the residents are depressed throughout the holidays. Even though the nursing homes decorate for Christmas the residents are lonely with no family or friends coming to visit. We are bringing in Christmas music and the Good News of Jesus they probably remember as a kid. It brings many good memories and smiles back on their faces. Praise the Lord.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

We are in full Christmas mode. This morning we sang Christmas carols with a little bit of the Christmas story scattered throughout. (Jesus Is Lord!) What a wonderful time of the year. I am already noticing more friends and family coming to visit in the nursing homes. This is a much easier time of year to share the love of Jesus.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Broken Arrow/Okmulgee

What a great morning. We are giving thanks for such a wonderful God. Many of us joined together this morning and sang some of the great songs of the church - Amazing Grace, Are You Washed In The Blood, Because He Lives, Blessed Assurance, etc. Even the staff came in to take their break and sing the hymns. We'll spread some more "Good News" this afternoon in Okmulgee.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Chouteau/Vinita

This time of the year becomes very busy in the nursing homes. Families and friends come this time of the year when it may be the only time they come. I'm thankful they come, whenever that is. Sometimes it disrupts my service but I am not complaining. It's wonderful to see new or renewed relationships grow. This time of the year be ready to go with the flow. We are to minister whenever and wherever we can. We did have a service but with many less residents. Now it's on to Vinita.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

This morning when I walked into the meeting room the lights were off and there were just a few residents watching the TV. Actually any time I walk into something like that I get excited because I know that in just a few minutes there will be a huge transformation. I started the music and here they came! We had a wonderful service thanking and praising the Lord during this Thanksgiving season.

There are many residents who have no family around. During the Holidays it can seem extra lonely for them. If you have family or friends living in care facilities take the time to visit them. Your visit can make all the difference in the world.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

This is the month of Thanksgiving and today we are so thankful for the Word of God. The book of James says, just like a bit in the horses mouth our tongue can control the direction of our life. I saw a lot of questioning faces until I related that to accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. "That act changed the direction of my life." I could see the "light-bulbs" going off in their minds. They got it. That's how it works with all the promises of God.
We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & save The Lost - throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

It seemed like the beginning of the service was charged with excitement. We had a terrific time of praise and worship. Then, I spoke on Prov. 18:21, "Death and life is in the power of the tongue." After the service one of the residents said, she was so thankful that I had come. She was thankful I had talked about "speaking your faith" and that, "death and life is in the power of the tongue." She said, "You've charged my faith so now I can believe again."

We continue to:
Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

There is something very special going on in Tahlequah. After 7 to 8 years I am finally in. (I've been here now for a few months.) This is one of those situations where you realize the importance of persistence. These residents are soaking up the music and the Word of God like a dry sponge.