Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Are you happy or sad that another summer is nearly gone? We have the Summer Olympics, baseball, picnics, beach time and other outdoor activities still available. Very soon, some parts of the USA will start feeling the fall weather and begin wearing jackets and sweaters. Some Brotherhood members took vacation time and a life change, too.

Mel headed for the NC hills, Phil went west to CA and John was visited by his new grandson, Josiah, while working on new songs and original material. Dan is now a retired teacher and is returning to missionary work with his wife! Thank God, Dan will remain with Brotherhood, as their projects involve periodic travels to foreign lands. Their first task deals with language translation of the "Jesus" film in Asia. Pray for them both!

Won't it be great when we reach heaven and we no longer care or worry about the seasons, clothes, work, health, ministry or anything else in life? We plan and consider our earthly future with calculations of life expectancy, cash flow, wills and our anxiety starts to rise. Don't be foolish but also don't worry. Let's keep Christ first and foremost so that He can work in and through us. He will be the One to handle our needs and He will be the One who gets the glory. So, enjoy the summer days that lead into fall and know that God is in control all the time. You'll see how the "release of the reins" will bring peace and satisfaction. As the song says, "there IS joy in following Jesus."

P.S. Look forward to seeing you at one of Brotherhood's August concert dates.

Be blessed and be a blessing!