Patrick Day

Blog archives for September, 2015

Archive for September, 2015

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

THE FRUSTRATION OF ROMANS 7:15 “For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” I don’t know about you, but I come up against Romans 7:15 most every day. I want to pray more diligently, but I don’t. I don’t want to think selfishly, but I do. It’s […]

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

ALICE CAME HOME SICK My four-year-old granddaughter came home sick Tuesday afternoon, and my son (her father) called Nana (my wife) to ask if she could come down to Northfield (a 90-minute drive) so Alice could recuperate at home. Diane had returned home late Monday from a trip to North Dakota and had all sorts […]

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

THE CHAPTER CONTINUED The pastor’s message was clear and uncomplicated, something a child of twelve could easily follow…or a man of 48. “Underneath the song of this world, filled with family, friends, food, jobs, and everyday events, plays the subtle melody of the Holy Spirit; and if we desire with all our heart to stay […]

Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Melody of the Holy Spirit The next two posts will be excerpts from a chapter in my upcoming book: The Melody of the Holy Spirit. THE SECOND TEN YEARS Chapter 1   Paul had entered his sophomore year of high school in God’s classroom, and the introductory lesson would change his life forever. It […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

GOD IS GOOD God is good…all the time. It’s hard to grasp that when you’re in a prison cell locked up 22-24 hours a day (24 when there’s a lockdown) with a murderer who wants to beat someone up so he can release his anger. If that weren’t bad enough, Raphael was informed he would […]

Friday, September 11th, 2015

RAPHAEL GETS A RED BOX One month ago, Raphael told me his cellmate would be transferred to another prison the next day. I asked him how he knew that, since he had previously told me prisoners are transferred without advance notice. “Because they brought a red box to our cell the night before last, which […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

THE LORD WAS IN DOOR COUNTY We returned home late Sunday from a trip with friends to Mackinac Island and Door County. That’s why there was no posting last Friday morning. When we arrived Friday afternoon at our motel in Door County, I took an ill-timed shower after a day of traveling, and the group […]

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

HEAVEN Have you ever pondered what heaven will be like and not gotten much further than that Jesus will be there? I’m a visual kind of guy and have never been satisfied with abstract proclamations of how wonderful it will be. And then I read a book called Heaven by Randy Alcorn, and he uses […]