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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hearing Updates

I think I am noticing some faint sounds today in my right ear. In the left ear, my cochlear implant is giving some clearer sounds. I think that this deafness will be a matter of weeks, not months.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Prayer Avails

We do not know how things would be if we had not prayed. -- Joe McKeever

Thankful for Neighbors

Praying with neighbors is a gift from the Lord. Last night, because of rain and power outages, we could not go to our church. Our neighbors could not go to their church either. We met in our house and worshipped together.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Loaise

Happy Birthday to my wife Loaise.
We’ve been married nearly 10 years, and they have been wonderful.
I love you.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Royal Ambassadors (I was one)

As a Royal Ambassador I will do my best:
to become a well-informed, responsible follower of Christ;
to have a Christ-like concern for all people;
to learn how to carry the message of Christ around the world;
to work with others in sharing Christ; and
to keep myself clean and healthy in mind and body.
~The RA Pledge

Monday, January 23, 2012

Doctor’s Orders

My Doctor’s Orders: Take Betaserc, Predinsone, Zinc, Ginko Biloba, B Complex, Nose Spray, and Avoid Salt

Updates on Two Blogs

I’ve posted a few updates on my hearing and Mr S’s family Pray for both of us, please.

Church Bulletins

Today I am working on a style guide to help a local church create a weekly bulletin with content from church members. Anyone know of any churches doing something similar?

Preaching in Silence

Yesterday, I preached a couple of revival messages. I guess I am no stranger to preaching deaf. I did it for a few months at Pine Hill Baptist in 1997 and for several months here in Brazil in 2008. This should be temporary.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

By God’s Grace

Yesterday, I lost my hearing. I have written about this at I am once again totally deaf, with the exception that now I am using a cochlear implant.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Living Comfortably

Since all of us suffer and die in this life, ultimately the measure of our life is not how long or comfortably we live, but what we do with the time we have. – Dan Bouchelle

Come and Gone

Today, I opened my yahoo email to search for an old login password. As I browsed, I found emails from three of my friends who have since died.

Monday, January 16, 2012

They Command Respect

Those who live a mortified life, who are humble and self-denying, and dead to the world, command respect; and men have a secret value and reverence for them, more than they would imagine. – Matthew Henry

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I’ve been asked to preach 4 sermons on Biblical revivals. I plan to use John the Baptist as a primary example. Care to suggest some others?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bible Storying Blog

There is an update on Mr S and his family in my Bible Storying Blog Baptisms on the way.

Hearing Updates

I have posted a few updates on my cochlear implant blog. I am on my 3rd Mapping now.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making a Day Planner.

This morning I am working on making a Day Planner with an application from I will try to post the result in my blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Some New Year’s Resolutions

Here are some of my New Year’s Resolutions

Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. -- Haggai 1:7

  1. I will start using a day planner. - Psalm 90:12
  2. I will open my Bible everyday.  - Joshua 1:8
  3. I will do at least one unique household chore each day.  - Proverbs 18:9
  4. I will tell my wife and son something that I learned from God each day. - Deuteronomy 6:7
  5. I will tell at least one person one thing I am thankful to God for each day. - Psalm 71-15
  6. I will pray for at least one unique person each day. - 2 Timothy 1:3
  7. I will be a giver or receiver of hospitality everyday. – 1 Peter 4:9
  8. I will move to the USA with my family and pastor a church again. – Proverbs 16:9