Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Place To Stand And Preach

I mentioned Monday that we ate lunch with Bro. and Sis. Whiffen on Saturday and preached for them on Sunday. We were so glad to be with them and visit with them and their family and church. We had to cancel revival here this year when we were sick and we hated it.

We have had some wonderful services, revivals and special events at Lighthouse of Holiness Church. I preached their first New Year's Eve Service in December 1995 and one of their first Homecoming Revivals.

Since then we have preached Homecomings, Pastor Appreciations, Building Dedications and various revivals for Pastor Chris Whiffen. They have been a huge part of our lives.

In fact, our friendship goes way before the founding of Lighthouse. We met the Whiffen's in the late 1980s and they have been our friends through thick and thin and back to thick again.

Lighthouse was founded during the summer of 1995 and I built a Bible Stand for them in the early winter of the same year. I built it in Ohio and one of Bro. Whiffen's friends picked it up while visiting near us.

It was first used in their original location at the old post office in Davenport, Florida. They used it at their second location and then in their current location for the last 20+ years.

This is the only Bible Stand that I have ever made. It is made of Oak.

It is still in use. I preached behind it this week.

How many sermons have been preached from this Bible Stand? How many preachers have stood behind it and preached?

May it be used for many many more years!

Thank you for dropping in for a while today.


Monday, November 29, 2021

The Week and Weekend Report 11/29/2021

It has been an exciting week with super family time, wonderful food and a bunch of miles under our wheels. Odie is spending time with family and friends while KJo and I are on another great adventure.

Kelly Jo and Odie spent time with Kelly's parents Monday and then they all came back to the Ranch and I was able to visit a while too.

Steve and Karen arrived in Ohio Tuesday and we were able to see them for a while and enjoyed it much.

Pa and Ma stopped in for a few minutes too!

It is always a treat to see JoJo!

Tuesday night at Dryden Rd.

Wednesday we had Thanksgiving with the Boggs family and Odie had Thanksgiving with the Morgan's Thursday.

KJo and I hit the road early Thursday morning. We drove to Tennessee on Thursday and south Georgia on Friday. We did not make such a great choice for Thanksgiving meal, but we did much better on Friday and Saturday.

By Saturday we were in Haines City, Florida eating with our dear friends the Whiffens.

We were delighted to be with the Whiffens at Lighthouse of Holiness Sunday.

That wraps up our whole week. Thank you for spending a few minutes with us.