Friday News and Notes
Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, an Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons - Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law- Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren - Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2009 Nov 06
*We're on the road again, this time to New Jersey. Marlene and I are flying to Philadelphia where our good friend Pastor Paul Barreca will pick us up and drive us to Vineland. I first met Paul several years ago at Word of Life in New York. Then I spoke for him at Faith Bible Church in Vineland. This weekend we're speaking at Faith for a couples conference on Saturday, then at the church on Sunday, and then to local pastors on Monday. God willing, we'll be back in Tupelo late Monday night.
*That means we'll need to take Gary and Dudley, our fine basset hounds, over to my brother Alan's house. When we travel Alan usually keeps our dogs. So here's a shout out to my brother who celebrated his birthday yesterday.
*Speaking of basset hounds, check out this blog called Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. It's all good, but I've linked to the section about her basset hound Charlie. Some great pictures. I think Dudley and Gary would get along just fine with Charlie.
*Speaking of hamburgers (how's that for a transition), Barb King sent me a link to Jumpin' Jack's, the famous drive-in near Albany, New York. Each year I promise Barb and Mike that we're going to visit Jumpin' Jack's and sample their burgers. Maybe this year I can keep my promise.
*Ole Miss plays Northern Arizona this Saturday night in a game they should win handily. I'll be happy if Jevan Snead doesn't throw another interception. Been an up and down year for my favorite college team.
*Speaking of the World Series, I'm sorry it didn't go to seven games. I haven't paid any attention to baseball in the last few years, but for some reason I started watching the series this year and enjoyed it. Gotta love those Philadelphia fans waving their white towels.
*Speaking of New Jersey again, I don't expect to meet him but I'm happy about their new governor.
*Near the top of my reading list: The Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer That Turns the Heart to God by Frederica Matthewes-Green.
*From the "Why We Do What We Do" Department:
"I am a Local Preacher in the Methodist Church in UK who is considering to serve God full time as a Pastor/ Minister. Along with my own studies I read all sermons I receive from Pastor Ray without fail. They are a wealth of knowledge. I praise God for that. Quite often I share them with my house group and the prayer meetings I conduct every fortnight."
Gotta love that, especially the meetings he leads every fortnight. Very cool, fortnight. I think the Brits use it more than we do. Has a nice ring to it. "I'll be back in a fortnight." Is that a proper usage? I don't know but it sounds good.