Patrick Day

Blog archives for October, 2016

Archive for October, 2016

Friday, October 28th, 2016

TWO HOURS OF JESUS I visited Tyler at a Christian transition house in South Minneapolis. For two hours he told me what Jesus has been doing in his life through the power of the Holy Spirit.  I mainly listened.  If you’ll remember, this is the guy who was addicted to drugs and alcohol starting when […]

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

GOD’S POCKET The young man that I’m mentoring – I can’t call him a former prisoner any longer for he has been freed through Christ – is teaching me as much as I’m teaching him. Here is an excerpt from our conversation last Saturday. Tyler: “I want to tell you about something that’s making a […]

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

MORNING FOG I drove through a shadow world early yesterday morning on my way from Buffalo, MN to St. Cloud, a distance of 40 miles. Cars on the road looked like ghosts showing two dim lanterns, the trees and buildings off the highway barely visible in the shadowy mist. Friends, even on a bright day […]

Friday, October 14th, 2016

  ETERNITY Eternity is not endless time or the opposite of time. It is the essence of time. If you spin a pinwheel fast enough, all its colors blend into a single color — white — which is the essence of all the colors of the spectrum combined. If you spin time fast enough, time-past, […]

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

WHAT IS TRUTH? Truth is in great dispute in these presidential elections. Clinton states she speaks the truth; Trump says truth resides in his corner of the world. They can’t both be right. Perhaps neither of them is right. Pilate asked, “What is the truth?” in John 18:38. He should have asked who is the […]

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Carmel Well, if you read yesterday’s blog, you’ll know that the Lord led me to pass out a Bible to a student, yet to be identified, in a parking lot of a community college on the outskirts of Minneapolis. I had the Bible in my back pocket (it’s what we Gideons call a Personal Witness […]

Friday, October 7th, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD To: Those who are alive in Christ Re: The walking dead Every day we rub shoulders with the walking dead – those who live apart from Jesus, dead in their sins and transgressions, following the ways of the world, their own desires, and the ruler of the kingdom of the air; that […]

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

GOD’S FAVOR What does your heart long for? Is your main dream a happier family, a better home, a new job, a healing touch? Or is it the hope of God’s glory, which transforms all life? There is nothing wrong with seeking God’s favor for possessions, positions, acquisitions, and ailments. Yet there is more to […]