Prayers for Joan

April 4th, 2008

Greetings to the friends of Perfect Peace and Joy,

One of our daily subscribers has been corresponding with me for a couple of months now with requests for prayer as she has been facing increasing health challenges. Her name is Joan.

On the 10th of April, she is having a bone marrow biopsy to determine if she has leukemia or lymphoma. Joan has continually asked for peace in her struggle.

Would you please join me in bearing this burden with Joan as she prepares her body and spirit for this part of her journey.

Thank you and bless you,

brotherjohn OEF

…Companions on the Journey

February 8th, 2008

Regarding today’s Whisper, I heard from one of our readers about the need for a companion on his journey. When this card was developed it was done so for the express purpose of reminding all of us that we each have different gifts and often when used together, they can provide the most care for those whom God brings to us.
Some of us are more gregarious while others are more contemplative. The apostle Paul reminds us that we are to serve. So if you feel called to reach out to someone, and that sense of call is mixed with fear or a perceived lack of ability, remember that if God called you to act, you are already prequalified. Partnership worked for the apostles; it still serves God’s people today.
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… a few thoughts from my heart

January 30th, 2008

Over the past month as Morning Whispers has taken shape, I have received a number of comments on the timeliness of the messages as they relate to the circumstances in an individual’s life. This, my brothers and sisters, is the working of the Holy Spirit. Many times in my ministry after having given a sermon, someone would say, “What you said seemed to be meant just for me.” However, I was sure that I never made that particular remark.

God often reveals to our hearts what we need and then we have hope once more. If there is a circumstance in your life that would benefit from intercessory prayer, I invite you to write to me and I will certainly pray for your concern. Moreover if you wish for your need to be passed along to our ever growing community through these weblog pages, I would be privileged to do so with only the detail you request.

Sunrise Upper Bear Creek

Whispers may come in the morning but God speaks to us continually.

The key is being quiet enough to hear.