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Friday, May 18, 2007

This came to my inbox today and I had to share...

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 a. M., when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation.I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life.

"True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be."

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there are some that come along that have an important message, and this is one of those kind.Oh, by the way, peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have. (Amen to that!)Please share this with someone you care about

Blogs and Websites that I have been visiting

Here are some blogs and websites that I have been reading the last few days or so. A missionary in Ecuador, planting churches. I am really enjoying reading about his work there and learning a lot. I am in the process of reading all his entries in order. This blog is written by the wife of the above missionary. I found this blog from the first one through the comments section. I just found it today and I am reading about his church planting journey in the States.

These are some sites I was surfing yesterday while I was researching HOUSE CHURCHES.

A new day, A new blog

Good day,

This will the second blog in my world. I have one for homeschooling but I wanted a seperate one to write out my thoughts on various matters. Right now all my thoughts are whirling around about churches, traditional churches, house churches, etc. What should a church look like, act like, etc.

These are just a couple of notes I have written down from today's wandering through blog surfing and reading.

~ Modern day churches and denominations are a human methodology - an imperfect means to do what God has called us to do.

~ Are we making disciples?

~ BAPTISM is an initial act of worship that identifies one as a Christ follower. It is the first step of obedience and the beginning point of a new believers dicipleship.

Just notes for now. Random thoughts.