Thursday, January 17, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

There are many times when I feel so honored to be ministering in nursing care facilities. That God would ask me to go into these facilities and share the Love of His Son. What a joy. This morning I think the residents ministered to me more than I ministered to them. We looked at righteousness. It's a gift from God. We receive it when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. There were smiles all across the room as we realized that in Christ we are in right standing with God!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

A new name under new ownership but the same place.

This morning the residents were so excited about singing hymns they started singing before I got there. When I got to the door I could hear singing and thought there was another activity going on. I hesitated a little bit to see if there was another room I should be going to. They saw me through a window, came out to grab me, and brought me inside. We sang, and sang, and sang. We were definitely strengthening The Saved this morning!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

I am eating lunch in Cleveland and getting ready for this afternoons service. I've been thinking about This mornings service and how grateful I am to be doing what I am doing. I was informed of another resident who finished his race and went to heaven. Just to know you've had a part to play in a persons life and they are now in heaven. What a wonderful feeling to know heaven is your home. To know you are in the family of God. We continue to Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Muskogee

Today has been a wonderful day. Both morning and afternoon services have been received well. Residents were raising their hands and voices to the Lord. We are sharing what I call - "Heart Fit: spirit, soul, and body". It is training to run our race for God. I shared that I have never seen an athlete slow down as they reach the finish line. No, they press in. We are not to slow down as we reach the finish line of this life. But, we are to finish our race strong. I saw eyes light up all over the room. Yes, let's run our race strong.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

This morning, as I was setting up, I asked a woman if she wanted to sing? She said, "No!". I said, "Well, how about singing some hymns?" She said, "No!". (She new every song and sang them with a smile on her face.) Later on we were singing a hymn titled "I will sing the wondrous story". It talks about the Crystal Sea. This same woman said, "Where is the Crystal Sea?" I explained to her it was in heaven. She said, "Oh, I won't be able to get there today but I'd sure like to see it some time". These people are: moms, dads, cousins, friends, etc. They need people to visit them and love on them. That's what we are doing all over eastern Oklahoma. Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

EXPECTATIONS - What are we expecting for the new year? Is it based on your circumstances and the things that have caused you to have a negative attitude? Or, is it based on what the Word of God says? This is what we are talking about in the nursing homes. We had an amazing time this morning. (I am so drawn to the nursing homes I always have an amazing time.) There were hands raised and shoutin' going on. What a great way to start the day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

It was good to take a break during the Christmas and New Years season. But, it's also very good to get back to the nursing homes. Many times there are things that happen, during the visit, that you can miss unless you pay close attention. Sometimes the slightest move is a big deal. I have observed residents coming out of comas. If you not aware, you could miss it. This morning we had more than usual in the room. Today we went back to the basics - John 3:16, "For God so loved the world . . ." His Love Is Amazing!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Muskogee/Tahlequah

It's Christmas time and we are celebrating in the nursing homes. There are many residents who do not have family around. So, we are family! We raised our hands and our voices to the Lord as we sang some cherished Christmas carols. Then, we looked at the faith of Mary and Joseph. They believed and followed the Lord in every way. What wonderful examples to follow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Claremore/Nowata

Behind these doors are some amazing people who love the Lord. This morning we sang Christmas carols and then listened to Charlie Brown's gang read the Christmas story. There were smiles on everyone's faces. It seems the older we get the more our natural family can spread out. Our spiritual family becomes closer. This morning we were family.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tulsa/Cleveland

 It seems that everyone likes to sing Christmas carols. We had a wonderful time this morning at Methodist Manor. This mornings meeting turned  into an open discussion. We talked about many good memories as children around the Christmas season. (That happens when you become family.)