A Word for the Journey

 

    In the Books

    Sat, Jan 2, 2016
    Welcome to 2016. For better or for worse, the last year is in the books. Before us is a blank slate. There will be some things that re out of our control. Sickness, hardship and the consequences of previous choices that we have made and those around us, plus, life is filled with trouble at times. ...
     

    TGI2016

    Sat, Dec 26, 2015
    Most people come to the end of a year, and they are glad to see it go. So they start off the new year, with high hopes. Realizing that the new year holds their future, and it is a blank slate gives them optimism and courage. Plus, it feels good to leave behind the struggles of ...
     

    Thanksgiving

    Sat, Nov 21, 2015
    Today, I was thinking about Thanksgiving a year ago. It was a really wonderful holiday in the Johnston house. Our house was filled people. It was great to have Bro. & Sis. Groves, missionaries to Kenya and their son, Joash. Also, visiting with us was, Sis. Lou, who was brought to Thanksgiving on a stretcher. ...
     

    Breakfast

    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    There are special occasions in the Johnston house when I will fix breakfast. Sometimes it will be a full breakfast with eggs, bacon, gravy, biscuits and the trimmings. Other times I’ll fix pancakes and bacon. This doesn’t happen often, because our schedules do not always work together. Some time back, one of the boys, it was either Nick ...
     

    “Thank You”!

    Sun, Nov 8, 2015
    Today we honor our veterans. This has been a longstanding tradition. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or ...
     

    The Basement

    Fri, Oct 30, 2015
    While on my trip to Israel, one of the places that we visited was the basement of a church. This was not always a church. It was in this building that Jesus was tried. It was here the soldiers stripped Him and taunted Him. While we stood in this place, someone began to lead the chorus, ...
     

    Spiritual Outbreak

    Sun, Oct 25, 2015
    Over the past few nights of revival, God has confirmed to us that he desires to bring a fresh wave of the Holy Ghost to His church. Isaiah wrote: Isaiah 43:19 (KJV) 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in ...
     

    Prayer

    Sat, Oct 17, 2015
    This past Wednesday evening, the Lord blessed us with a powerful move of His Spirit.  There was a move of pure worship and prayer that blanketed the service. Prayer is one of the greatest weapons that we have.  It is in prayer that we are strengthened, find peace, and hear the voice of God for direction.  Without prayer we become weak, ...
     

    Vision

    Sun, Oct 11, 2015
    Recently, I was driving back home on Route 50.  It was in the evening, and the sun was extremely bright.  I am not complaining, as a matter of fact, I was very thankful.  However, I was having to squint.  It did cause me to think about something. Vision is not possible unless light reflects off of something and enters your eyes.  ...
     

    Keep Shopping

    Sun, Oct 4, 2015
    Friday, I was walking through Wal-mart and it dawned on me. Christmas is coming. That means that everyone will be shopping. They will be going from store to store, trying to find the best item, the cheapest price, the right color and so on. It also dawned on me that people do this for other things as ...