Happy Father’s Day! I thank God for my father, who is now in heaven waiting for me. But many of you didn’t know an earthly father, causing you to have doubt in a heavenly Father. Regardless, God loves you and wants you to come home. Jesus said,
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.” 1
Struggling in Unbelief…
I’ve been in touch with Jamie from Oregon, who is looking for answers.
Oh Happy Day! Every day can be a day of rejoicing in Christ, who gave us His righteousness, peace and joy, through the power of His resurrection. As we bask in His love, we can’t help but celebrate His goodness that brought salvation to the world. The Apostle Paul asked,
“Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?” 1
An Amazing Testimony…
Ralph from Etowah, Tennessee writes: “I just wanted to say that I am so proud of you, and tell you a little about myself.”
...all views from Charles
Happy Valentine’s Day! Let us not forget the four Greek words for love in God’s Divine Flow: agape is God’s unconditional love, phileo is brotherly love, and eros is erotic love, but storge or kindly affectionate love works with the other loves like the glue holding them together, making our experience of love complete.
“Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.” 1
A Loving Response…
It’s always wonderful to receive praise reports like this one from Beau in Union County, South Carolina.
Happy Birthday Jesus! My heartfelt prayers go out to all those who won’t be experiencing a Merry Christmas this year because of fires, hurricanes, floods, shootings and other turmoil.
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” 1
A Welcome Response…
A Christian brother named John wrote again from Pennsylvania, saying:
Harvest Blessings! Listen, your help is needed in the harvest field. I pray for your boldness to share this site with your friends and family. For there to be a harvest, a seed must be planted in the hearts of your loved ones, plus it needs watering to bring forth fruit.
“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” 1
A Sacramento Response…
It’s always great to hear from someone like Bruce again, with a wonderful praise report, saying,
Welcome! I trust that God has led you to view the site. As you do, please share the testimony with others. You’ll find a new article called “Dead Man Walkin’”, plus other recent updates. It’s my heart’s desire to inspire you with the Good News of Jesus Christ. As the apostle Paul prayed,
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” 1
A Film Producer’s Response…
I’m blessed daily at mail call with praise reports causing jubilation, such as Ian, who wrote:
Happy Father’s Day! My heart and prayers go out to all the fathers who feel they are failures when it comes to parenthood. As you experience God’s love for you, He’ll increase your love towards your children, making it unconditional like His for us.
“And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.” 1
Teens for Christ…
Listen to a letter from Jeff in Texas, who is a fine example of a father reaching out to teens in the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC):
Happy Resurrection Day! The word blessed in the Greek means “Oh how happy!” As Christians, our happiness comes from the blessing of God, not this world. Though our circumstances may be bleak, happiness is internal, exuding from the Spirit through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Psalmist David wrote,
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” 1
A Hollywood Response…
What a blessing to hear from Ryan, who saw my interview on the 700 Club from years ago. He wrote,
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s always a real joy to share God’s love with you. The U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, and Brazil were the top five countries from where viewers visited the site last month. We’re humbled by all the praise reports from around the world. The Psalmist David proclaimed,
“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.” 1
A Tattoo Artist Responds…
It amazes me to hear through a couple of letters how the Lord has softened Aaron’s heart from his hardened past. He writes,
Merry Christmas! I’m so glad that you’ve taken the time to check on me during your busy holiday. I’ll be sharing an amazing testimony of Jesus from Marciá, who awoke to God’s love for her. The apostle Paul put it this way:
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” 1
A Darkened Past…
Marciá explained that she was involved with Victim’s Services in Amarillo, Texas, as a result of her mom’s rape and murder in 1989. She “carried the torch” to keep her killer in prison by releasing her hurt, anger and heartbreak in letters to the parole board. But at the same time, she found forgiveness, especially after the killer’s death in the prison hospital as a broken old man.