Patrick Day

Blog archives for August, 2015

Archive for August, 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015

CALLS FROM PRISON Raphael calls me from prison once a week, sometimes twice. He has a new cellmate who is in for murder and is otherwise a very bad person who becomes agitated at the least little thing, like someone going the bathroom. Raphael is locked up with him 23 hours a day. The bleakness […]

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

DOING WHAT I WANT TO DO My five-year-old granddaughter Alice is a polite and delightful little girl. We had the blessing of her company this past weekend, along with her father and mother. Though she is easy going most of the time, she yet has her moments. On Saturday afternoon, Nana wanted to take Alice […]

Friday, August 21st, 2015

ALEXIS AND GRAYSON My oldest son and his wife have given my wife and I two wonderful grandchildren. The oldest one is a 23-month-old named Alexis. She is a vibrant little girl who is bent on having her own way. Her favorite words are Mine which she proclaims with great emphasis and No which she […]

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

HE FORGOT HIMSELF I’m writing a book entitled The Melody of the Holy Spirit, a story about Paul Chambers and his quest over a period of 30 years to have more of God in his life more of the time. It was a matter of focus for him, as well as it is for all […]

Friday, August 14th, 2015

HOLY LIVING Forgetting ourselves enables us to acknowledge what’s ultimately crucial – that “Christ lives in us.” We can die to the old man (aka the false self or the alien tyrant) who pretends to know how we should live. But it’s not a one-time thing. It’s a daily grind. It’s like a mother who […]

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

DYING TO SELF If you read a broad swath of Christian writers or listen to a few hundred sermons, you’ll see and hear a sizable number of times that to be a steadfast follower of Jesus Christ you need to die to self. Jesus himself says that to gain your life you must lose it. […]

Friday, August 7th, 2015

RAPHAEL – THE REST OF THE STORY I visited Raphael in the state penitentiary yesterday afternoon, where he’ll spend the first three years of an eight-year sentence. It was a formidable atmosphere. Dark gray walls outside. Guards everywhere inside. Gates opening and closing under heavy scrutiny. I spent more than an hour in a stark […]

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

RAPHAEL CONTINUED I met with Raphael one-on-one three times in the county jail following his salvation and before he was shipped off to a state penitentiary for 11 years. Since the Lord had used me to bring Raphael to Him, I felt obligated to disciple him. In addition, I wanted to make sure the conversion […]