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The Work and Workers of the Gospel

The Work and Workers of the Gospel

Dr. Philip Ridenou Last Monday, I received the news that my friend and colleague, Dr. Philip Ridenour had died.  Philip, an American living in Ghana for the past ten years (or so) has served the Lord faithfully, without recognition, in some of the most dangerous areas of the country. His death was unexpected and gives reason for questions. Dr. Philip was a big man with a big heart.  His infectious smile was always an encouragement to everyone who met him.  Our projects in Ghana were always easier once we had met and visited with Philip. As a gifted eye-doctor and...
A Day in the Snow

A Day in the Snow

One of those, "rare snow storms" has made its way through Charlotte. It's beautiful sitting in our family room looking out on the yard and woods behind our house.  The insulation factor of the snow certainly makes everything seem still, hushed, and clean.  Of course, if one needs to venture out (presumably for bread, milk, and eggs) the snow presents challenges, dangers, and potential peril. Mary and I are pretty content to just sit in front of the fire, watch the snow, read a book or watch a movie or two. The convenience of technology makes it possible for me...
1111 — Happy New Year

1111 — Happy New Year

My eager expectation and hope [is] that I shall never have reason to feel ashamed, but that by my perfect freedom of speech Christ will be glorified in me ...  --Phil. 1:20 (NTIMS) It seems like just yesterday that all the geeks were warning us about Y2K and all the problems that would certainly be associated with that.  Now we stand at 1111 -- the first day of a new decade.  This is a day of new beginnings and fresh starts. On this first day of January many people are making resolutions for the coming year. Throughout this year of...