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Wrather Thoughts - A Daily Blog

11.08.17 Of course, we have all been saddened, sickened, and outraged as believers by the recent attacks upon the unarmed citizens of the United States. Especially horrendous was the attack on innocent worshippers at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. These attacks are straight from the pit of hell. We must continue with to pray, the spiritual war we are in has reached a new level of viciousness!! 

11.08.17 Since my last blog, my wife (Jeanie) has had two strokes 4 1/2 weeks ago was the last one. She has recovered from much of what the stroke has taken. They are still trying to determine what caused the strokes and prevent her from having another one. Thank you for your prayers!!


This week three classic devotionals from 2010 have been sent by email and posted on Facebook. I am still preaching, filling in at Fairview Baptist Church, in Elk City, Oklahoma while they are without a pastor. This month I was called for jury duty in the county I live for a murder trial. The questioning of potential jurors took all of one day and at the end I was excused by the defense from serving because of my prior law enforcement experience as a parole officer. However, now I have to go back in November for potential service on another jury.


Enjoyed doing the Bible Study at the Baptist Village in Elk City, OK yesterday. Every Tuesday at 10am, if you're in the area, drop in.


I have begun a series of devotionals on the 23rd Psalm. The first two are "The Good Shepherd" and "Green Pastures."


God has spoke to us this week about the possibility of moving from here to somewhere else and confirmed it through the devotional "Get Out" that I sent this week. When or where we don't know, but we will need to be prepared for the opportunity. As we have grown older, keeping the three acres here mowed and trimmed has become more difficult and we have known that at some point it will become necessary to "get out" from here to somewhere else. Whether that is to occur this year or sometime further in the future I don't know, but I do believe God has given us notice to make preparation for when it does come about.


Not so much a daily blog it would appear, but still I will try to share when I can. Preached at Fairview Baptist Church in Elk City again last Sunday. Jeanie and I had the weekly service at the Baptist Village in Elk City yesterday (Prayer, singing, Bible Study), and later in the day spent some hours mowing and still need to do some more mowing and yard work today.


Yesterday, Jeanie and I did the weekly service at the Baptist Village in Elk City, Oklahoma. The service consists of a brief worship, prayer time and Bible Study. Finished a six week study in the 23rd Psalm. Plan to begin a five week study in Philippians next week.

The first Sunday of the month I preached at FBC Yukon filling in for my son who is the pastor there. Last Sunday I preached at Fairview Baptist Church in Elk City as they are still without a pastor and will be preaching there the next two Sundays.

Last night we heard about the horrific fire in the apartment building in London, and this morning we heard about the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. Bad things continue to happen on Planet Earth, and they will continue to happen until God intervenes. Thankful that in the midst of terrifying events that we can turn to the God who is the God of all comfort, and who is the God of all grace. Some trust in weapons of war, but we will trust in the Lord our God (Psalm 20:7).

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