Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Open Skies

It is spring all over with blossoms and trees showing new leaves. A walk is a good thing to lift our spirits in this trying time for America. And yet, there are some very encouraging things happening.

This week, I found out that some pastors from different churches that proclaimed Christ as Lord mentioned this and prayed for our area using a video conferencing by This to my knowledge has not happened in the Boise area.

The church is starting to be visible as force outside buildings. This is the new normal. Open skies can mean more people being open to spiritual messages all around you.

Today on my walk, I noticed a young woman who had about 80 medium boxes packed on her lawn. "Are you moving?" I asked. "No," she said. "These are from my dialysis and I no longer need them." The boxes led to a spiritual conversation with her about Jesus as the healer. I encouraged her to read the gospels Mathew, Mark, Luke and John to see Jesus healing.

She nodded, listening across the correct distance of more than six feet, for I was walking in the street. I could see she was wide open to what I was mentioning, and I was so was bold enough to suggest a prayer to receive Christ with her.

Here it is: 
"Thank you, Lord Jesus for healing me. I ask you to forgive my sins. I invite you into my heart and thank you for dying on the cross for me."

"I will pray that with my parents," she said quietly. "Good." I said. 

Let's not miss any opportunity to share our faith under the open sky above us.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Quiet Moments Out

So, we all are staying inside our homes even in Idaho. My big gym is open to ten people at a time. Put your name on list and we can connect...  or you can head to hills to exercise or go to drive through coffee.

It is a good idea for all of us to get out of our homes while complying with health rules. Somehow being outside on a spring day can lift our spirits. The sky is still up there. The big cumulus clouds are beautiful to behold as they change shapes and colors.

The ducks still swim on the pond and chase each other. We can find moments like these in each day. The family can take a hike together and weather permitting find a spot for a picnic. PICNICS are just one of my favorite things. So, I may not be hiking up Mt. Everest but I can take a refreshing walk and get out my picnic LUNCH and EAT it quietly and deeply relax.

Getting ourselves in balance requires meditation. "Be well balanced."  Can we practice this today and feel peace and quiet come into our hearts?