Cindy arrived back in Hong Kong last Friday afternoon. It was quite an experience for her. The rouble started in Detroit with a mechanical problem in the plane she was to take to Seoul, Korea. It did not take them too to sort out the problem. About the time they were ready to go, a drunk passenger caused problems, enough so that he had to be escorted off the plane. That meant that his luggage had to be found in the cargo holds and removed from the plane.
Thus, they were late and in arriving in Korea, and she missed her connecting flight to Hong Kong. The airlines put her up in a nice hotel, along with a few others who also missed their connecting flights. However, she didn't get to enjoy the hotel very long. It must've been that in her frustration, she set up her purse down in a restroom and forgot to pick it up again when she was finished. By the time she realized it was gone, she was not in the same terminal anymore. A kind airport staff member spent the next couple hours helping her track down the purse. Fortunately they found it, much to Cindy's joy. She actually had most of her important papers and documents in a fanny pack, strapped around her waist, so it wouldn’t have been as painful as it could have been,
She didn’t get to the hotel until nearly midnight, and had to arise early to return to the airport early for her mid-morning flight. The hotel I was about 45 minutes away from airport. Fortunately, there were no more problems from Korea to Hong Kong. Please pray for her as she tries to catch up from jet lag, after an extra-long stressful trip totaling nearly 40 hours.
Here in Hong Kong, my week was quite busy, not only preparing to preach yesterday, but having extra meetings and trying to make progress in areas relating to RiverGrace becoming independent. There is still so much to be done. Sometimes it seems overwhelming. It feels a little bit like syllabus shock, when we were studying in seminary. One day at a time, one step at a time. It will become reality. Lord give us the wisdom, strength, and peace.
Thats it for this week. have a good week. Blessings, Dave
A Simple Prayer
For what I am that I ought not to be,
For what I am not that I ought to be,
Be with my mouth in what it speaks
Be with my hands in what they do
Be with my mind in what it thinks
Be with my heart in what it feels
May I reflect You. Change me.
And work in me
...in spite of me
In the precious name of Jesus, Amen
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"What is it about your own miserable works and doings that you think you could please God more than the sacrifice of His own Son?"
- Martin Luther
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ARE YOU WAITING TO BE CALLED?
Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed.
When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist's counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.
The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area. After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in.
Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn't heard any summons yet. They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.
Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, "Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled."
The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, "Wait a minute, I don't understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That's not fair!"
The employer said, "I'm sorry, but the last several minutes while you've been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: 'If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.' None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his."
We are so busy, living in a world that is full of noise and clatter, just like that office. People are distracted and unable to hear the still, small voice of God as He speaks in His creation, in His Scriptures, and most of all, in and through His Son Jesus Christ, God in the flesh.
So I ask you, as I ask myself, "Are you listening, or are you waiting to be called? Do you hear the Lord when he speaks to you? Is your spiritual ear attuned to Him or are you blocked from hearing His voice because you're focused on all the other voices in your life?
"The sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27)
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At any given time, the urge to sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is just a whim away, a whim away, a whim away, a whim away.
The "Flat Earth Society" has members all around the globe.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A BAD COOK WHEN…
- You use the smoke alarm as a cooking timer.
- You consider it a culinary success if the pop-tart stays in one piece.
- Your dog goes to the neighbors' to eat.
- When you barbecue, two of your kids hold water guns and the third stands ready by the phone with 911 on speed-dial.
- Your family automatically heads for the dinner table every time they hear a fire truck siren.
- The EPA insists that all your garbage cans be marked with bright red bio-hazard symbols.
- Your two best recipes are meatloaf and apple pie, but your dinner guests can't tell which is which.
- Your pie filling bubbles over and eats the enamel off the bottom of the oven.
- You've used three boxes of scouring pads and a bottle of Drano and a crowbar, and that macaroni and cheese still won't let go of the pan.
- Pest control companies keep pestering you for your recipes.
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It was an emotional day for me when my six-year-old twins headed off for their first day of school. Four-year-old Andrew and I accompanied them to the corner to wait for the bus.
When it arrived and the boys climbed on and waved good-bye, I could no longer hold back my tears.
"Don't cry, Mommy," said Andrew reassuringly. "Maybe one day you'll get to ride in a school bus too!"
Two men went bear hunting. While one stayed in the cabin, the other went out looking for a bear. He soon found a huge bear, shot at it but only wounded it. The enraged bear charged toward him, he dropped his rifle and started running for the cabin as fast as he could.
He ran pretty fast but the bear was just a little faster and gained on him with every step. Just as he reached the open cabin door, he tripped and fell flat. Too close behind to stop, the bear tripped over him and went rolling into the cabin.
The man jumped up, closed the cabin door and yelled to his friend inside, "You skin this one while I go and get another one!"
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A young boy watched his grandfather put on shoes with a device he'd never seen before.
The boy asked what it was. As he handed it to the boy, the grandfather answered, "It's a shoehorn."
After looking at it and turning it over the boy asked, "How do you play it?"
My wife was standing in the kitchen, chatting with our tall, slim daughter, when our grandson came into the room. "Grandma," he said, "Mommy is much taller than you!" My wife looked my daughter up and down and then said with mock sadness, "Yes, she is, isn't she?" "But don't worry, Grandma" our grandson replied, after a sympathetic pause, "you're much wider."
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