A Picture With Much Meaning Behind It

I had forgotten about this picture, but yesterday I was in a classroom and there it was on the computer with my login. It is a photo that has a lot of meaning behind it for me.

It represents my life with Jesus. It represents the title of one of my upcoming books, Lifted Out Of The Pit/Called To The Nations. Jesus has blessed me to be able to reach out to and share his love with the many different cultures in my city. My city is home to refugees and immigrants from all over the world.

He has also blessed me with the opportunity to have eleven ministry trips to other countries, Brazil, France, Mexico, and Romania. Because of my trips to France and Romania, it was wonderful to visit Austria, England, Germany, Holland, and Switzerland as well.

Additionally my humble blog has been read by people from 52 different countries so far this year. My prayer is that Jesus work through my blog to reach people and give them the hope that can only be found in Jesus.

I know from whence I came. The memories of growing up in a home with an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother are still with me. The memories of my own failings are still with me. The pit in life that Jesus lifted me out of was indeed a deep one.

If Jesus can take me out of the pit in life and lead me to a life of sharing his love with the nations, just imagine what he can do in your life.

My prayer is that Jesus works through both of my upcoming books, Jesus Understands Trauma and Lifted Out Of The Pit/Called To The Nations, to reach people in many countries.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

26 thoughts on “A Picture With Much Meaning Behind It

      1. Yes, snow is melting fast. West of us will have floods.
        We are fortunate to live at a higher elevation than most of the state. We live on the continental divide area.
        Our lake froze out from lack of oxygen. One of the longest periods of time (136 days) with over 12″ of snow cover. Darkens the lake water, weeds die and decay and use up the oxygen. Sad.

  1. Wishing you success with both books. Do you wait for words to come when you write, or do you start to write. Do you have to feel the passion to write, or just start putting words together in sentences and hope for guidance?

      1. Yes, it is still winter. We had snow for the past 2 weeks and the low temperatures were about -5 to -10 F and high in the low teens. Snow has been on the ground since September. But the days of daylight are getting longer with 15 hours and 5 minutes and longer for twilight. We will have a high of 34 F today. Looking forward to the midnight sun and it not getting dark at all. We should have breakup of the snow and leaves out by mid May. It goes from no leaves to leaves in a few days.

      1. That is a lot to unpack in the comments. If you like to read, I suggest reading The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel and Evidence That Demands A Verdict by Josh McDowell

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