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2021-07 Update from Dwight and Dorothy
We continue to praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy and we thank you for your continued prayers for the ministries we are involved in and our day-to-day activities. Included in this update are bits and bobs of Dorothy’s health, my ministries through SIM and our local church, home life (including Cooper), update on our grandson’s treatment and another IT security tip.
(Left is a photo of Dorothy in her lift chair with Cooper, our 55 pound puppy who is happy to be a lap dog unless it is feeding time or someone comes to the door or a car drives by or a squirrel is sighted or a leaf blows by....)
Christ Ridge Church
It made me happy when the Lord gave me the assignment of chronicling times God let me know something fairly specific. If you would like an e-mail copy of this, please let me know.
Then the Lord gave me the idea to compile my blogs for my grandchildren. As I read through my blogs, I see the same cyclical pattern I have noticed in Genesis. It is discouraging to read things I struggled with eight years ago are things I still struggle with today. But mostly I am blessed to read of His faithfulness.
It is coming up to five years since I was first diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH). I really didn’t think I would still be around. I am ready to see Jesus face to face. From the beginning, I knew God would use PAH to draw me closer to Himself. And He has. But as this drags on and I can do less and less; as going out anywhere no longer seems to be worth the degree of exhaustion that results (Our pastor said it well – “You have to climb up five levels to get to exhaustion.”); as my motivation to do anything decreases, for the first time I have fear.
Not fear of dying. Not fear of the unknown. Fear of the nothingness. Fear of being faithful. Fear of finishing well.
I was encouraged today with Jacob’s prayer in Genesis 32. He is on his way back to Canaan and is fearful of what his brother’s reaction is going to be to seeing him again after he had deceived him, taking away Esau’s birthright. In this prayer he 1) acknowledges who God is; 2) proclaims his unworthiness; 3) recognizes God’s faithfulness; 4) makes his request, confessing his fear. And then comes verse 12. “But You said. . .”
That is the key. No matter my questions, my doubts, my fears, if I can keep my focus on His promise that He who began a good work in me will bring it to completion (Philippians 1.6) and that He is able to keep me from stumbling and to present me blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy (Jude 1.24).
God is good. All the time. All the time. God is good.
IT Security - What is safe to click on in an e-mail?
E-mails are probably the primary medium used by cyber criminal and other hackers to gain entrance into your computer or worse into the entire computer network where you work. Here are some basic tips to help you decide whether a link or attachment is safe to click on in an e-mail.
If any of the following are true, be extra careful about clicking on any links in the e-mail…
If in doubt, don't click and just delete or contact the sender by some other means to confirm that the e-mail is legitimate.
Praise and Prayer Items
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Also, please join us in asking the Lord to...
By His grace,
The usual stuff...
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Our mailing address is 2007 Downey St., Rock Hill, SC 29732 and Dwight's phone number is +1 (803) 207-3049.
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