Biblical Buts #2

For weeks now, I have been trying to “jump start” my blogging engine in order to begin this exciting adventure (Blogging Biblical Buts) which I believe is going to be exciting for me and helpful to many folks who follow our ministry, Foundations For Glory. BUT, my energy level has been the lowest in years and I finally accepted the fact that I was depressed…which I have never wanted to admit could happen to a bible-believing extrovert like me! After I finally confessed this state of affairs to the Lord and a good friend, I rebuked the spirit of depression and felt an immediate release of the Holy Spirit’s power and a peace like I haven’t felt in weeks. Some of you know that Janet and I have just finally “settled” after a year of roaming from Maine to Texas and back again since we left Chile last January. We knew the Lord wanted us to return to the states BUT, we didn’t know where we would settle since we sold our “retirement” home in Maine almost ten years ago when we went back to Chile, the second time…which we thought would be for the “rest of our lives”. After much prayer and conversation with family and friends, we decided to rent an apartment in Kingwood where we have two sons currently living with their families. We are also part of a Vineyard church plant here in the Kingwood area which we help start some years ago. Grandchildren and dear friends both have influenced our decision to stay in Texas as well as the Lord himself! BUT, I still feel that I am “roaming without any place to lay my head” which is something that Jesus himself expressed one day before a crowd by the lake (Mt. 8:18-20). So, I guess I will just let my Savior lead me like the first disciples did and trust that he knows what is best for my life day by day. John says in his gospel, “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. BUT these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30-31)