Thursday, July 28, 2016


There were lots of smiles this morning. One woman said, "I want to hear some good news". That was great to hear because that was exactly what I came to do. We sang "What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Blessed Assurance, Count Your Blessings, etc." with our hands raised to the Lord. Residents and staff filled the room. It's time to praise the Lord.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Broken Arrow

It's always exciting to see the change in peoples attitudes and actions as we look at the Gospel. The "Good News." One resident gripped my hand and said, "Please tell me more." This morning we looked at "Putting On The Helmet Of Salvation." It is the beginning of a very exciting life.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I think this mornings group is the largest group we've had at this facility. We are growing in numbers but we are also growing in relationships. We are learning to love the Lord and to be family. There is a comfort in that. A peace. A Joy. At the end of the service I asked a couple, who had been sitting next to me, how long they had been together. They said, "67 years." They love the Lord and are so glad we have started a "church" they can attend.

Monday, July 25, 2016


Today we spent our time praising the Lord. Between the songs, I ministered something related to the song. Toward the end of the service we sang "Standing On The Promises Of God." This woman put action to her faith and stood up. I love to see the power of God in action.

Friday, July 22, 2016


We raised our hands to the Lord this morning. He is good and His mercies endure forever. This morning was "pay day" for the facility. All the employees come at once to get their pay check. It was quit the commotion. The residents were glad for the service. Now it's off to Pawhuska!

Thursday, July 21, 2016


A resident came into the service today who has been staying away from me and the services for months. She's been mad at God. Today I was proclaiming "The Goodness Of God." I was curious that she would come in to listen while I was ministering on such a topic. After the service she motioned me over to tell me something. She looked at me with a big smile and said, "God really IS good!" (We had prayed months ago that her doctor would get revelation from God about her situation but she never went to talk to him.) She finally went. After taking some x-rays he saw some things he had not seen before. It completely changed her outcome. He said after a few months she will not need the nursing home any longer. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


We spent a lot of our time singing today - Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know, Oh How I Love Jesus, Amazing Grace, etc. Many of these residents have memory issues. But, when we started to sing the old hymns their memory improved. We would sing, then minister, then sing, then minister. As they continued to remember the hymns other things in their lives would come to mind. It was a wonderful thing to watch. After the service residents were talking about things the staff had never heard about before.

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword. . ."  Heb. 4:12

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


In the nursing home environment there can be many scheduling and/or personnel changes from one time to the next. This morning was one of those times. There were several medical students in training (working with many of the residents). The facility also has a new activities director. Some of the staff, who new me, helped me bring residents in to the meeting room. We began to sing. Then, other residents came. We had a great time. One of the residents who has never responded before, either verbally or physically,  motioned for a song sheet. Later I could see him trying to sing. God continues to move in nursing care facilities. The schedule has been reestablished with the new activities director and we are ready for next month. Praise The Lord!

Monday, July 18, 2016


This morning, as I was getting ready, I heard this - God Is Good. I jotted that down and continued to listen. 15 minutes later I had a new outline for today's message. God is so good He will lead you and guide you through troubled times. But, we must learn to listen and believe. He will not force us to do anything. We are choosers. At the end of the service we sang - What A Friend We Have In Jesus. A woman came in to visit with her grandmother during the service. As we sang that last song she was overwhelmed watching her grandmother sing the hymn. Many of the residents do not respond until we sing the old hymns. What a friend we have in Jesus.

Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost

Friday, July 15, 2016


We didn't have quit as many in the service this morning but the Spirit of the Lord was very present. We sang many wonderful hymns of the church and ministered between the songs. toward the end of the service a couple came in. The wife had come to visit her husband who is a resident. A resident, who had been there for all of the service, asked if we could sing another song for the benefit of the couple who had just arrived. We started to sing - Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know. The husband began to raise his hands to the Lord and weep. His wife noticed what he was doing and she began to cry. It was a beautiful thing to witness and experience. Yes, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


It seemed that this mornings service was supercharged. The room was full. The residents were ready to praise the Lord. And, there was an expectancy in the air. We were not disappointed as the Spirit of God filled the room. I've never witnessed so many residents shouting and praising the Lord. After the service was over many of the residents continued to sing - Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I know. Wow, what a time we had.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


We had a great time this morning looking at the "Helmet of Salvation". There was a little lady coming into the room as I said, "Do you know why the Apostle Paul referred to salvation as a helmet?" She looked at me and said, "No, tell me why?" I put my arm around her shoulder and told everyone, "I didn't ask her to say that but I'm so glad she did." Many residents and staff pressed in to hear more about the Word of God. We continue to:
Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


There were many of us this morning. We praised the Lord in song and then looked into the Word of God. Today we looked at: Putting on the whole armor of God, specifically the helmet of Salvation. We are to guard our minds. The Bible says to renew our minds to the Word of God. After the service I spoke to a resident who is going home. I have known him for two years. First, in Haskell and now in Tulsa. He was in a devastating motorcycle accident several years ago. We have been standing on the Word of God for his healing. He was very excited to tell me he was going home. God is Good!

Monday, July 11, 2016


The majority of residents who live in nursing care facilities do not have the opportunity to leave the facility to go to church. I spoke with a woman this morning who said, "I can't go to church any more. I've gone to church all my life." I explained to her that was the very reason why I came. I'm looking for those who are not saved and helping to strengthen those who are. I took this picture of an ol' cowboy who comes to nearly every service. He loves the Lord and is so thankful we are here. If you are a supporter of this ministry, THANK YOU! You have a part in ministering to literally hundreds of residents throughout eastern Oklahoma every day.

Friday, July 8, 2016


This morning I was reminded, once again, how lonely it can be in nursing homes. After my services I always speak to everyone in the room. Today, I came to a woman whom I had seen many times. As I hugged her she began to cry uncontrollably. She said she was very lonely and that no one comes to see her. I was reminded of all the people who know someone in a nursing home. It could be family or friends. Please, take the time to stop and say, "Hi". It will be worth your time.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


 There's a new name written down in glory. . . He was across the room from me. I kept looking at him during the service but I really didn't know why. After the service, he came to me and said, "I need to talk to you." He was in a car accident where a drunk driver hit him. A portion of his brain was removed, do to swelling, and that caused paralysis on his right side. The doctors said, "He is a miracle - he should be dead." He said, "God has given me a second chance. I want to give my life to Him."

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Life in the nursing homes can be quit mundane and boring. That's why I try to make our services as personal and exciting as I can. The Word of God is exciting! Today we looked at the word "Salvation". Salvation is the all inclusive word of the Bible. When Jesus said, "You must be born again", that is only a portion of the meaning of the word - Salvation. So, putting on the helmet of Salvation, found in Eph. ch. 6, is a big deal.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


I was able to meet with 3 new residents this morning. They were excited to know there would be regular services at this facility. They were relieved to know denomination was not an issue. We simply hold to the truths of the Bible. Many of the residents want to hang onto me and not let go. We have become "Family". Many times closer than our natural family. We have been looking at the armor of God found in Eph. 6. Today we looked at the helmet of Salvation. At the close of the service I was able to pass out 10 Bibles and 4 southern gospel CD's.

Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost

Friday, July 1, 2016


I am always thrilled to see residents, who have been diagnosed with some form of memory deficiency, "wake up". Before the service started there were residents who I could not communicate with. As we sang, I watched them remember more and more of the words to the hymns. That seems to wake up other parts of their memory. After the service I could carry on a conversation with these same people. The Bible says in Heb. 4:12, "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." God is so good!