Thursday, September 28, 2017


Of all the nursing homes I go to, East Gate Village is consistently the largest service. This morning was no exception. I remember, years ago, meeting in much smaller rooms. Construction moved us to this larger room. We filled it up and never left. This morning we looked at the rapture of the Church. Something no one should miss. We read it in 1 Thessalonians 4 and then found it in the time line of Revelation and got really excited. 1 Thessalonians 4 says, "The Lord Himself shall descend with a shout." (About then is when WE started to shout.) There's so much to say about this, we could be on it for a while. Residents, staff, and friends love to come and sit in on the service. Jesus Is Lord!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Broken Arrow

There have been many residents, in several of the facilities, asking about the last days, the end times. Today, we opened the book of Revelation. Many people are afraid or in fear of the future, the unknown. The book of Revelation is a book of hope and encouragement if you are a believer. When you minister the book of Revelation you don't have to stop ministering Good News. At the end of the service residents were excited about their future. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved - Saved The Lost.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


It was so good to be in Inola again. There are precious people in nursing homes who never have visitors or family come to visit them. We are out to change that. It is God's desire that everyone accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and come into the family of God. Oh, what a family. You'll never be lonely again. There were hugs all around the room. Residents and staff love to come into the service and praise the Lord. We continue to minister with the focus to: Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


I was taken back at the passion I saw in the residents this morning. They truly love the Lord. Hands were in the air and tears on their cheeks as they sang the wonderful truths found in so many of the hymns. Several residents ,from many different facilities, have been asking about Bible prophecy and the last days. Today we started looking at Revelation chapter 1. What a blessing to know the goodness of God in the last days. Jesus Loves His Church!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I Can Do All Things Through Christ

People have asked me, "How do you stay so happy? I always see you smiling."

First of all, people who ask that question are not with me 24 hours a day. I do not have a permanent smile on my face. I have challenges in life just like everyone else. However, I do believe I have a very positive outlook on life. If I know that God has called me to do something, I will not quit until it's completed.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13

"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Rom. 2:14 NLT

This book shares some of the key events in my life and how I developed a "can do" attitude. My prayer is that you will: (1) realize God is no respecter of persons, (2) catch His vision for your life, and (3) get that "do not quit" attitude. (This is a free download)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


We had a wonderful time of singing this morning. It just seemed like those who came, wanted to sing. So, we sang about our wonderful Lord - Blessed Assurance, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, How Great Though Art, etc. This is their time. This is when they came come together and worship Him. Jesus Is Lord!

Monday, September 18, 2017


The Oklahoma Methodist Manor is very big and very nice. We always have a good time there. Many of the  residents are gathered from different halls and different locations and brought to one place. Today, the residents started talking about "Being Thankful". We certainly do have a lot to be thankful about. We are thinking on Good Things.
Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost

Friday, September 15, 2017


This group is growing. I've been here a few times now and we are getting to know each other. This time they were in the room and waiting for me before I got there. That's a good sign. If you didn't know where this facility was, you'd never see it. It's not where you would just happen to drive by going through town. And, that is true with a lot of the nursing care facilities. As I was leaving, the big question was, "When are you coming back?" :)

Statistics say that 60% of residents will not have family or friends come to visit. I realize, nursing homes are not fun or necessarily comfortable places to be. However it is where many of our family and friends end up. Statistics also say that a very low percentage of residents accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I don't find that to be true. Many residents are already Christians and I find that the closer non-Christians get to eternity the more they realize the need for a savior. Consider the nursing home ministery. Either visit a local nursing home or support someone who does.

We continue to: Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost

Thursday, September 14, 2017


We continue to pursue the Love of God found in John 3:16. He is a giver. He gave His best gift, Jesus! At the close of the service we all prayed a prayer of salvation and re-dedication. We are advancing the Kingdom of God.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


This is my 4th time at Brookdale and we are settling in. That's a good thing. They are getting to know me and I am getting to know them. For the past few days we have been looking at John 3:16. If anybody knows a verse it seems like it's that one. We are becoming more secure in who we are in Christ or coming into the family. Several years ago, when I was getting ready to start the nursing home ministry, I was told older people were set in their ways. If they haven't excepted Christ by now, they won't. First of all, it's not all older people in nursing homes. Anyone, at any age, that needs full-time nursing care is there. Second, When older people begin to see the edge of eternity, they are ready to look to God. Traveling the roads of eastern Oklahoma, "Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost."

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


It seemed like there was a spiritual vacuum in the room and as soon as we started to talk about Jesus, He rushed in. It was like an instant revival. Wow, it was wonderful, residents yelling, shouting, and giving praise to Jesus. We looked at John 3:16. It's the very first verse I remember as a little boy. Thank God that as "whosoevers" we all qualify for salvation.

Monday, September 11, 2017


9/11 is on peoples minds today. Including the nursing homes. I understand. I am on the calendar however not on the minds of the staff. I think we can all remember where we were and what situation we were in when we heard about the twin towers in New York. When the staff saw me they said they would wake people up and bring them in. (They had been put to bed for a morning nap.) I told them, "If their sleeping don't wake them up. If I was sleeping I wouldn't want to be woken." We had a half a dozen or so, and we had a good service. I told the staff, "Don't worry about it. I'm just like an ol' penny, I'll show up again." On the road and on the way to Sallisaw.

(It's always good to remember, this is a marathon not a sprint. We are in this for the long hall.)

Friday, September 8, 2017


The residents were really drawn to the music this morning. It made me realize how few churches and/or ministries come to nursing homes. These types of services are rare. When I notice that, in a given service, the attention span may be short, we will sing a few songs and then minister point #1. Sing a few more songs and then share point #2, etc. Mixing things up a bit helps to hold their attention. We had a great response this morning just ministering a simple message on Salvation.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Brentwood is over the top. Every time I come the room is ready and filled with residents. I want to thank the activities staff for doing such a great job.
Today we zeroed in on Jesus and being born again. It was a tremendous service. A lot of response. We need to know that we are in the family of God and heaven is our home.

On the road: Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fort Gibson

There were certainly a lot of lonely people this afternoon. Many just wanting to hold my hand and not let go. So, that's what we did. I moved around the room as we sang some of the old hymns, and held their hands. It was a moving experience. This ministry is designed to Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost. This afternoon we were strengthening - Standing On The Promises Of God.


It's always good to go to Warner. This was the first nursing home I went to as I started this ministry. Today, we sang many of the old hymns - Amazing Grace, Standing On The Promises, etc. There are many people in nursing care facilities who need a touch from God. This morning was no exception. The very reason people are here is because they have some type of physical need. We are standing on the Word and believing for miracles.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


I really do enjoy ministering in the nursing home environment. (It must be the calling because it doesn't make sense in the natural.) We had another great group. (Whenever someone shows up I think it's a great group.) I had a gal following me around this afternoon. It was kind of like having an interpreter. She wanted to preach and I wanted to preach so we both did. At the end many hands went up for salvation. That's what really matters. The month is off to a great start.


It is the beginning of a new month and a new activities director. After I set up and started the music, I noticed I was not on the calendar for September. 10am was time for exercise. There are a couple of employees who are former activities directors and they saw me. They said, "DO NOT LEAVE." I was announced over the intercom and they moved exercise to a later time. This facility really likes the Word Of God. We had an old fashion salvation message. At the close of the service every hand was in the air. They either were saved or wanted to be saved. What a wonderful way to start the month. Now it's on to Stilwell.