I did not forget about my blog and about all of you! That's not the case but what is true is that Bobby bought his first house so he and Hannah have been moving, putting things away, and working on the yard. With their full-time ministry that leaves little time for video taping ME!! Meanwhile I went online and ordered a "Minnow" which is a very basic, and very small, high definition video camera. I am hoping to receive it today and when I do I will set it up and do my own video. I won't know how to do the back round music or any edits so you will have to grow through this next stage of blogging with me.
I do have two great things to report. First of all, Robert begins taping his new program, "Everyday Life" next Monday. We are all looking forward to an air date in the next couple of months. American Life Television (americanlifetv.com) continues to expand it's coverage nationwide so hopefully most of you will be able to watch the program. If not, go online or write your provider and request it in your area. Very soon a very sophisticated partner internet site will launch so no worries, you will be able to pick it up there as well. The second exciting thing is this: Robert's 15th book, "Leaning Into God When Life Is Pushing You Away" will be out in bookstores in November. You can go online now and pre-order it at a discounted rate. Go to amazon.com and write "Leaning Into God" in the search window.
During my morning devotions I was reading E.Stanley Jones, "Growing Spirtitually." The lesson today was on Self-Control in speech. Refering to the book of James, Chapter 3, Dr. Jones shared the importance of controlling the tongue and the words that come out of our mouths. At the center of the lesson he highlighted these three things: impulse, consideration, and speech. Too many of us jump from impulse to speech and forget the consideration part. I know I have been guilty of this many times! Before you send that letter or email, sleep on it and think about the words you have written. Does it serve your motivation to create a constructive outcome? Does it encourage with honesty and directness but also patience and love? I want to leave you with this word from James verse 5: "...the tongue is a small part of the body but it makes great boasts." 6b: "it (can) corrupt the whole person, set the whole course of his (or her) life on fire." 9:
My prayer for you today is that you would use your words to encourage, motivate and praise. God is blessing you.