As you may have noticed I have not posted much of anything for the past 2-1/2 weeks. This was not a planned interruption – just the result of strong spiritual attacks. Easter was on it’s way, the Impact! volunteers were working hard to love on people and we were having evening corporate prayer sessions asking God to move in our midst. Then the forces of Satan showed up.
My health started going south again – mainly my breathing issues. This resulted in another round of medical tests and long days of health-related difficulties. Around the same time a close family member tried to kill themselves. I literally lived in the hospital for almost a week until the immediate danger was over. Denise and I then left for some much needed time off. We had rented a cabin in the Smokey Mountains (thanks to a generous financial donation ear-marked for some time away for us) – except when we arrived the water did not work – and there was no immediate way to fix it – so we got our money back and left. What started out a something that was suppose to be relaxing turned into a 3,000+ mile journey to do pre-site planning for the summer mission trip for Impact! Students. When we returned there were major issues going on with some of the homeless we were trying to get long-term care for. It’s amazing what can happen when people refuse to take their medication. In the end there was just very little time for posting to social media.
Thankfully things are beginning to turn around. My health is still not great, but the doctors hope a change in my medications will begin to help, The family member is getting the counseling and accountability they need. While our “vacation” was not that restful, I was able to visit with some family and friends I have not seen in a long time. Most of the issues concerning long-term care for the homeless have subsided. Impact! Church had a great attendance on Easter Sunday, the Gospel was preached and several people made spiritual decisions. Also, I finally have the time to write again.
Thanks for your prayer. Thanks for sticking around during my online “down time”. Thanks for pardoning the interruption.