I just returned from Alabama where I enjoyed the best ever Thanksgiving. My son, daughter & their spouses, plus all grandchildren and spouses and 8 great grandchildren were seated at tables in the living room and dining area of my son’s home. I just can’t tell you how wonderful it was and how rare to get that many loved ones together. A big plus was the fact that I was not allowed in the kitchen. My daughter, daughter-in-law, and a couple of granddaughters pulled off a wonderful meal. It seems that the TURKEY TORCH has been passed to a new generation. . . . PTL, PTL!
I believe all of our regular HOMEKEEPERS viewers are aware that my “sidekick” in the kitchen, Stephanie, has challenged me to have all my Christmas gifts purchased and wrapped by the 2nd week in November. I’ll be working on that this weekend. . .looking forward to the wonderful season where we celebrate Jesus coming to the earth to save us. If you’re joining us in this early shopping, let us know. Much love, Arthelene
I just returned from my first real vacation in about 10 years. I took my daughter on a cruise with Bill and Gloria Gaither and about 1000 other Christians. We sailed through New England and parts of Canada for 7 days. The weather could not have been better and the seas were as smooth as glass. I doubt that I’ll let 10 years pass again before I take a break. By the way, the CTN Telethon begins on Monday, September 22nd. If you can help us, when you call, ask that your gift be designated for HOMEKEEPERS and it will be. God bless you.
Wow – since school has opened, no doubt the children are wondering. . “where has the summer gone”? I have a different question. . . “what happened to 2014”. I’ve never seen a year pass by so quickly. No matter, it’s vitally important that we pray for our schools, the students and teachers. This year I have 5 great grandchildren in school, one grandchild a high school senior and one in college. I pray for them each morning before I leave for the office. . . I call their names before the Lord and ask him to keep them safe and bless them mentally and academically and they will grow to be strong and might soldiers in the Army of the Lord. Question. . . . . if we do not pray for our own………..who will?
Friends, this has been an unusually busy summer and now the end is in sight. The “back to school sales” have begun. Our children and grandchildren are heading back to school in a few weeks. I’m gathering as much information as possible about the direction of our educational system, and it is most troubling. Watch for HOMEKEEPERS programs coming up soon on the subject of COMMON CORE. We have every right to be concerned. Pray, be informed, speak up and ask the Lord to direct the education of the children in your family.
I want to give you some “hot off the press” type of news. The Lord has blessed us with the very best “regulars” for HOMEKEEPERS. . . Deborah Ray, Dr. David Clarke and Martha Brangenberg. We’ve just added another who indeed is worthy to be called “best”………..Author Carol Kent whose son is in prison for life. Once each month we will discuss ways to minister to those in prison, (which Jesus asked us to do) and also for their families. Love you and appreciate your prayers and financial support for HOMEKEEPERS.
It’s Friday and I couldn’t be happier. I spoke in Ft. Worth Texas for a Church on Mother’s day and came home to the busiest HOMEKEEPERS week so far. We taped 6 shows which I hope will inspire you. Also I’m getting ready to meet my daughter, Meredith Coffman for lunch. She’s going to Costa Rica tomorrow with a missionary team where she will be teaching a Bible class for ladies. If you think of her, please send up a prayer. She’ll be speaking through an interpreter……….not easy, I’ve done it. God bless you!!
Things are speeding up around here as we prepare to tape 6 programs before the end of the week. God has sent some “timely” guests and I’m anxious to share them with you. Keep watching……….and praying for us. Thanks so much!
Twice each year, the CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK radically changes our schedule in order to raise funds to continue the ministry for the next 6 months. However, it always turns out to be much more than raising money because so much Divine interaction happens between our prayer counselors and the viewers. Some receive Jesus as Savior, some request prayer for healing and numerous other situations. I hope you’ll join us in prayer as together we pray for the Lord’s perfect will during these next six days.
We have been busy working on programs with such a wide variety of subjects. The one continuing comment I receive is “you have such interesting guests”. All I can say is “Give God the glory”. He is the one that sends them and we have the privilege of presenting them to you. God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.