I had the opportunity to speak at the nursing home in our town last night. I can’t tell you how much I love being with these precious saints. We talked about fear. We all face fear. We, however, don’t have to allow it to control us. I was sharing about Jairus and his daughter. He came to Jesus concerned about his daughter’s sickness. He feared if Jesus didn’t return with him, she would die. Along the way to the house, a woman, discouraged with man’s ideas, felt she would be healed if she could just touch His garment. She didn’t need His attention though she did get it after she touched him. In the midst, Jairus’ daughter had died. The very thing he feared happened. Jesus looked at him and said, “Do not be afraid; just keep trusting (Mark 5:36 CEB). Jesus was telling Jairus he didn’t need to fear the death of his daughter. You know the rest of the story (or if you don’t you can check it out); Jesus puts out everyone except those closest to Him and her parents. He tells her to get up and restored back to her family. One other interesting note: the woman with the ailment had it for 12 years. Jairus’ daughter was 12. Selah.
We would like to wish family, friends and acquaintances a very Merry Christmas. We have been blessed by those who have come to stay with us over this past year. It has been our honor to serve you at The Inn @the Gate.
Recently I was challenged to do some clean up on my social media sites. I was getting bogged down with how to maintain contact with all of these contacts. Over the years, I have accumulated many business acquaintances. I would add them to my page thinking someday we would have a working Continue reading “Reflect, Clean, Move Forward”
This week my father sent our staff an article he wrote, lamenting how his and his father’s generations had dishonored their children’s feelings. The phrase, “For crying out loud!” he said, summed it up. As I read, another phrase from that era came to mind: “Because I said so!” Sometimes we deserved the rebuke.
September 9th we were blessed to have a work day hosted by The Point Church from Charlottesville. Thank you to The Point for helping us get ready to open! They took care of the flower beds, created our nature trail, powerwashed house and shed, planted flowers and painted the hallway. The work day was a hugh success! Bucket list completed!
The Inn @the Gate is ready to receive all who need a rest from busy life! Matthew 14:23 states, “After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone”. (NIV)
The Inn @the Gate is just such a place for those who need to come to the mountain to pray. Ministry is awaiting you!
I have noticed over the last few weeks, months and even years that there has been a disheartening attitude over our country. Where it came from or where it wants to lead us I am not sure. Emotions have run high due to a fear that has been and is still being projected on to us as a nation.
Today is Giving Tuesday. We exist to help leaders thrive and overcome. Overcome what you might ask? What do you struggle with? Leaders struggle with the very same issues you may be facing today. We are all human. We all have to deal with something. We are here to help! Continue reading “GIVING TUESDAY”
The following article was written by Jonathan Cahn the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger”. This article is part of a devotional he wrote called the Book of Mysteries: 14 Day Devotional. You can find this devotional on The “YouVersion” Bible App.
I thought this was so profound that it needed to be passed around.
The I Am of All I Ams
It was by the second day that I realized that there would be no set time for the teacher’s coming. He came in the afternoon.
“Do you know the Name of God?” asked the teacher.
“I don’t know that I do.”
“It’s made up of four Hebrew letters, the yud, the heh, the vav, and the heh: YHVH. It’s the most sacred of names, so sacred some refuse to say it. And yet you say it all the time.” Continue reading “I AM of all I AMS”
How does one heal from being wounded? In today’s society, there seems to be a need to put a Band-Aid on a festering wound. We want to sweep it under the carpet, not acknowledge that we even “feel” the pain. But it is there all the same.