April 12, 2016



For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.

~Hebrews 13:14, NLT


“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”  

~Viktor Frankl

Everyone needs something to look forward to, we call this hope. Regret looks backward but hope always focuses on the future. This is why Jeremiah put the two together when he wrote to the exiles…For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. On the other hand, Solomon said, “The wicked have no future, therefore they have no hope.

Difficult circumstance are hard to cope with, especially when you feel that you have no control but when we have no control over our circumstance, we by grace can allow the circumstances change us.


  • God is good. My guardian angel got a full workout yesterday. We left for Troy at 6:00 am and got in from Bessemer at 5:15, driving the last 2 hours or so in heavy traffic and rain. After yesterday, I needed a blessing and I got one at Oakridge Baptist church last night. I had to be thankful for the traveling mercies and the great service at Oakridge but we can’t really be happy when we have a child that is very unhappy. Hope is wore out physically: June and I both are concerned about her physical health as well as the emotional. We do appreciate all the prayers and that is what we need the most. HOPE CAN HAVE MAIL: Hope Garner, THE FOUNDRY, 1800 4th Ave. North, Bessemer, Alabama, 35020. You can visit with her on Thursday night and Sundays. June has the details if you decide to go down.
  • Franklin Graham Prayer Rally this Thursday.