Being home this evening allows Jo and myself to go over to John’s for his small group meeting, and, quite frankly, I’m stoked about it.  Mom is recovering from her surgery and is planning to go with us tonight.  It is not often that I get to have mom and BJ  with me on an evening.  I have been living in Proverbs lately and am being challenged with “trusting God with my whole heart.”  I’d like to think that I always do that, but when I look around our country these days I find fear trying to creep in–but, then I meditate on His Love and things change.  I am reminded of a line from Joseph Sasser’s song, “Wait,” which says “if I could just sit at His feet and gaze into His eyes until love swallows fear and His Heart becomes mine.”  The power of  His love is an amazing thing!



  1. Merry Davis Whyte October 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Hello John,
    I hope all is going well with you. It was such a great experience to have Ken Helser at Bellemont these past few days. I was so glad that my children were able to meet him and experience worhip with him. I hope they will get the opportunity to meet you and worship with you as well. You both are such great spiritual leaders. You both played such an important part in my spiritual journey. I ask that you pray for me and my family. The world we live in is so hard on kids and tries to pull them away from God so much. I thank God for a wonderful church family and for our youth pastor Jon Helton. Please pray for my father as well. He and I have not had a relationship for 20 years now and he is not in church. I pray for reconciliation between he and I and that he will return to church. I will go now because I am at work. Again take care and I hope all are doing well.
    Love in Christ,

  2. Becky Decker October 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Hey John, just wanted to let you know that we are planning to come to North Carolina around the 21st of May for 10 days. Not actually sure of specific dates yet. We still need to talk with Kenny to make finally arrangements. Talk with ya all soon.

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