I started writing a course of Bible Introduction, in which the main feature is book-by-book introduction over 45-48 50-minute sessions, to be taught one session per week and completed during 2018.
Then I had two excellent services one Sunday speaking the first time on witnessing and faith in God moving through us by His Spirit. In the evening, I spoke on hope, choosing to change and progress in Jesus Christ.
Then I drove to Maine, where the first night I was there, I four-year-old boy playing with his toy airplane on me, and quickly changing his game from being an airplane pilot to being a doctor—I don’t know why—did the airplane crash? Meanwhile, his two-year-old brothers played with his toy bus, putting people in it and giving me the ones who disembarked.
Then, when I visited a friend in Canada, a young adult white cat decided to love my soft, warm pullover, buried its face in it, curled up and promptly fell asleep. After a while of this, I needed a hair-remover. It’s interesting how animals, and people, who have always been treated well simply presume that they will be treated well by other people. We need to bank in people’s lives a treatment of goodness.
When I visited Nova Scotia, it was vividly beautiful because the colors were so sharp—the red, orange and yellow Autumn leaves, the white birch trunks and branches, the incredibly blue water—that I asked a lady, ‘What do you put in the water here to make it that color?’, and she laughed.
Then I drove back through the gorgeous Autumn foliage to New Brunswick to see friends I’d not seen in many years, was very happy to see them again.
And after that, an excellent service in Maine, where I spoke on how we decide to make changes in our lives. I very much enjoyed being with a family I’d not seen in 28 years.
Amid the beautiful Autumn foliage, an even better heart-touch was seeing dear friends again after a long absence, and still better than that is the presence of God's Word and Spirit in our lives.