Stuck At Home!

COVID-19 has put many of us at home, either in self quarantine or personal isolation. Many people today are in a state of confusion and paranoia, even fear, because of this pandemic called COVID-19, or better known as the Corona Virus. At the other end of the spectrum, some believers are becoming even more lacksadaisical toward others in regard to this virus.

Understand that self quarantine or isolation is a biblical aspect rooted in Jewish tradition. In the book of Leviticus, Moses, guided by Yahweh laid out guidelines on how to deal “with a leprous” infection. In Leviticus 13:45, in talking about the test for leprosy, God says, “As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovdered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!'”

Verse 46 goes on to say, “He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.” It is obvious that, though we may not be infected, we need to keep ourselves separate from groups or even strangers we are unfamiliar with. One does not want to be put in a position of isolation, but because of the seriousness of this virus, it is most assuredly the solution for today.

One positive tool we have at our disposal during isolation is prayer. There is no better time for us to build on our own relationship with the Lord. Not only does the Lord want to hear from us, but He wants to be close to us and know our needs. This is also a great time for us to spend time in His Word.

Here is what we need to remember, the quarantine measures are aimed at not just helping ourselves but more importantly others.

Also important is the need to “wash our hands!” As simple as it is, we must adhere to that.

I am praying for everyone to be safe and practice social distancing. May God bless you and keep you healthy during this pandemic.

I Love You Mom!

This year Mother’s Day will be on Sunday May 13, 2018. Although my mother is no longer living with us and is at home with our Lord in Heaven, not a Mother’s Day goes by that I don’t think of her and also my wife. Even though my wife is not my mother, she is the mother of my children. So, with that being said, Happy Mother’s Day Mom and my dear sweet wife Deanna. I love you both so much.

In 1868, Ann Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis, developed ‘Mothers Friendship’s Day’ along with a committee in order to bring families together after they had been separated by the Civil War. Her daughter would push her agenda forward over the years in honor of the legacy she was leaving behind.

Over the next few decades, the holiday was not an official one but there were small celebrations of it. However, Ann Jarvis died on May 9, 1905, prompting Anna Jarvis to establish Mother’s Day along with the help of Philadelphia merchant John Wanamaker.

The first official celebration of the holiday was on May 10, 1908. The next year, the holiday was widely celebrated in New York and it continued to grow after that over the years.

Make an effort to call your mother, send her a letter or perhaps even get together this Mother’s Day. I am thrilled to be with my wife this Mother’s Day. Even though you are not my mom, I still love you as the mother that you are.

Much love and many hugs and kisses! emoji kisses

 

Christian Business or Individual

When you want to write something appealing to your customer or just to your friends, it does make a difference. You want something eye catching  to your customer and you want to draw them to your business site to make a purchase. Perhaps you just want to invite a friend to your website and get their opinion or offer them a product you sell. Either way, you want to make a good impression to them. So who do you contact to do your copywriting?

The Christian Writer’s Office is the place where you can find the writer to help you with your copy. Although the Christian Writer’s Office is indeed a Christian organization, we are not limited to writing for Christian organizations. We are more than happy to help you with your secular copywriting as well. A well qualified copywriter is ready to assist you with your copy needs. Why not visit the Pricing Packaging link in the menu and fill out the attached form and tell us what you need.

 

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to address your business or personal need.

Sincerely,

Bob Lankford, Owner

 

The Christian Writer

What do I do now with my free time since I retired from full-time ministry? Since I spend so much time on my computer reading, I found that I have the ability to write also. I have written numerous sermons but I like the idea of blogging, using short stories or devotional writings to express my experience in ministry.

I have found opportunities to fill pulpits in place of vacationing pastors or vacant pastoral positions. I get plenty of opportunities to teach and that keeps me studying the Bible, which keeps my brain growing spiritually.

I have had opportunities to write devotionals for a major Christian publisher which allows me the opportunity to earn some part-time income. This also is my first time to become a published author. That being said, I believe this has opened up a new channel of income to supplement my Social Security income.

Having created a Word Press website I have been able to post a few blogs of my own, it has been very rewarding spiritually. May you be blessed by my writings.