In my case, I haven’t worked steadily for about three months, yet God has been faithful in providing a few on-the-side contract jobs allowing me to build websites and provide tech-assistance to clients.
There’ve also been the blessings of soul-food provided by the many churches who are broadcasting devotionals, worship, Bible studies and preaching around the globe. We are a global church and it has been good to be in service with Christian brothers and sisters that we’ve previously not had the privilege of enjoying services together so consistently.
I participate in near-daily cyber-services with my brother and his wife, Pastors Ken and Bela Cooper of Mairinque, Brazil. In those, I’ve been able to enjoy some bible studies and devotionals from some of the most anointed ministers in the world, who’ve been stepping up to be guest ministers in the broadcasts.
God’s just laid out a table full of help to keep me encouraged and spiritually cared for through the Corona social restrictions. Though the debils have manipulated circumstances to bring chaos, fear and harm, God continues to produce great good from the mess.
Angels on High
I first wrote a review for this story several years ago. When I began revisiting it, I’d forgotten how wonderful it feels to be immersed in this exciting tale of a small town, nestled high in the mountains and their interactions as a community with God’s touch and influence in every nuance of their lives, including the supernatural assistance and visitations from the host of Heaven.
I hope you’ll read it too and get the same blessing I get when reading it, something akin to feeling like being cuddled by God as He reads along with you. It’s a great story for young adult readers and up.
P.S. Books make great gifts!
Dr. Tamara Miley and the Maumee Reading Nook
When the social-restrictions began, the Mileys and the Maumee Worship Team began live-broadcasting the church services. This was new territory but they met the challenge and learned how to improve their productions along the way.
Maumee is a vintage building and had minimal equipment to produce the broadcasts. However, with some help from good friends with a passion to share the Gospel, they made it happen.
Now, I gotta include a ShoutOut to Michael Philpot and The Hills Church in Evansville, Indiana for lending their video-expertise and production equipment to Maumee, while they’re in process of establishing their own system. Props!
Not long after their service broadcasts were underway, Tamara, a local college professor and former elementary school teacher, decided to do something special for the Gibson Southern High School graduating class of 2020. The students aren’t getting to enjoy the traditional graduation ceremonies due to social restrictions. The 2020 class is special to Tamara. She taught several of the graduates in elementary school.
The gift was a video of her reading a book for them, one of her favorites. This was a regular activity Tamara incorporated into her teaching that she and her students loved.
The reading was emotional--completely understandable considering the circumstances. It’s a good guess you’ll be experiencing something similar when watching the vid. The featured book is one of her favorite stories, “What a Wonderful World.”
Post Tornado Blessing for Chatanooga Church
These murky waters in the days of Covid must give way to the Light of the World. I’m trusting His plan.
Thank you for your visit today and pray you’ll stay encouraged until the shutdown ends and we endeavor to move forward to whatever God has prepared for us in the rebuild and looking forward to having you visit again for the next edition of By the Way...