I have been on the road full-time for Jesus and ministry with my special needs ministry dogs for over 4 years, and sometimes I think I’m too old, too worn out, and not healthy and strong enough anymore to live this lifestyle for Jesus. But the Lord in His amazing love, mercy, patience, and kindness reminds me I cannot bear fruit for Him apart from Him and can do anything He calls me to do through Him. Day by day, I learn to walk by faith (2 Cor. 5:7), to walk in love (Ephesians 5:2), to walk worthy of my calling (Colossians 1:10 and Ephesians 4:1 and 1 Thess. 2:12) , to put my trust in Him (Psalm 9:10 and other verses!), and to press on!
“”I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
That said, after just weeks of being back in coastal South Carolina for what has turned out to be a wonderful season jam-packed with opportunities to talk to people about Jesus, pass out my Jesus tracts, and write, I am heading off Lord willing in the near future to the southeastern portion of Virginia followed by the part of Virginia just outside Washington, D.C. As always, I have no idea how long I will be there as my life and ministry are in the hands of the Lord. I live utterly for Him and continually seek, hear, and follow Him forth!
I have had a bit of a flare-up of a recurring congestion and digestion issue which can make it challenging to keep on my weight and increase it as I need to do, and this is usually brought on by stress and my usual pushing myself hard in ministry. So I am working hard to get rest along the way and to do my best with eating, staying hydrated, and most of all trusting in the Lord.
Prayers and donations would be greatly appreciated as I follow the leading of the Lord ever blessed by the amazingly beautiful, wonderfully rich and fulfilling personal, intimate relationship I have with the Lord and the phenomenally humbling privilege of loving and serving Him in the ministry work to which He has called me.
A friend recently pointed out the 2 ministry dogs I have remaining after decades of dog rescue whom I did not plan to have as my last 2 dogs are called Miss Mercy and Grace. Onward I go in the strength of Christ for the glory of Christ with bountifully blessed grace and mercy!
“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”