So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
[1 Thessalonians 2:8 (ESV)]
Starr and I wonder how you are? We pray for you far more than you might imagine. It’s what we do. These are difficult days we live in. Our new normal. My first shock in this era of COVID19 was all the hoarding that stripped our shelves of just about everything. Then, there was the blatant disregard for public safety. REALLY!?!
On one hand, people huddle within their homes as if waiting for the end to come…, for other people. Others, by contrast, seek out whom they can help in practical, yet safe, ways. Now, everything’s closed.
So, my question to you is— What can we do for you? Do you need anything we can provide? Our Lord seems to grant us everything we need. What can we pass along to you?
FYI, Starr and I are self-isolating at home, only to venture out to replace groceries and gas. Over this past week she painted our living room and dining rooms. (Yes, I worked with her.) I am re-writing (again) my next book, When There’s Nothing Left: the art of recovering your soul. A book on escaping depression. … and writing better (?) EMPulse blogs. Probably starting a new series next week.
Starr continues to read her British mystery novels at least one a week); while I am reading one new book— David Kinnaman’s Faith for Exiles and rereading one old one— Dante Alighieri’a The Divine Comedy. It’s a good balance for me.
In the evenings we come together for the Anglican Order for Compline— a way of wrapping up our day by focusing on Christ.
And, of course, we get out each day to hike! Starr heads up to the Homestead Trail in Cheyenne Canyon where she can put in a good mile or five: I head up to Palmer Park where I huff & puff through one or two. We both sleep very well, thank you.
We serve, too. For those in dire distress we deliver a six pack of toilet paper, or steaks, or some Single Malt Scotch. For those who are not in such dire straights we send harassing emojis in texts or pray with them over the phone. [See our tagline below.]
Again, this is no laughing matter. Starr and I want to thank you for making our days a little lighter. We will continue to do what we can for those around us and in our worldwide internet family.
Be safe, live graciously, and always with a view of loving those around you, especially those who have no hope in Jesus Christ.
Honor God, honor people…, make a difference.
Dr. Gary Davis, President