Patrick Day

Blog archives for June, 2016

Archive for June, 2016

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

HE IS ENOUGH Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.      They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.   – Lamentations 3:22&23 I do not understand the political scene in the United States. How can two people viewed so negatively by so many people be […]

Friday, June 24th, 2016

GOD’S INVOLVEMENT I had lunch with my friend Jack yesterday, and the conversation turned to God, as it always does. “What do you think of when you see that tree outside?” he asked me. “I think it’s in danger of being wiped out by the construction taking place 15 feet from it.” Jack laughed. “That […]

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

DEPRESSION! Tyler, the ex-prisoner I have been mentoring, has not responded to my requests to get together. If you’ll remember, he’s the guy who planned to end his life the day he got out of prison. Here’s a text exchange with him. “What’s happening with you, Tyler? Are you all right? Remember, I will never […]

Friday, June 17th, 2016

AN ODD CONVERSION I’ve written of Raphael before, who was dramatically saved at a Gideon jail presentation. He has now served one year of an eight-year sentence. His cellmate, Carl, did not like all the Bible reading and praying Raphael did and harassed him cruelly about it. One evening in a common room watching TV, […]

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

SITTING IN MCDONALDS AT 6 A.M. I had time to meditate this morning because the person I was to meet with didn’t show up. What world have you given us, Lord, that a deranged man would kill 50 people in Orlando? As if it were Your fault. But it isn’t, not at all, unless giving […]

Friday, June 10th, 2016

THE WORD OF LIFE That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the […]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

GOD IS LOVE The apostle John tells us in 1 John 4:16 that God is love. Let’s see how that works out in real life. God so loves Tyler (the subject of my last two posts) that He assigned me to be his mentor. Tyler told me again yesterday that without that intervention, he would […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT Two weeks ago, I didn’t know Tyler existed. Now I do, and the responsibility to mentor him weighs heavily on me. If you’ll remember from last Tuesday’s blog, he was planning to commit  suicide when he got out of prison before the Holy Spirit assigned me to him during a Sunday Gideon […]