Do You Know?
Many people just don’t think about it.
Some people worry about it.
Other people have prepared for it.
But the question is…
Do you know?
There was a time when I didn’t know.
I lost sleep over it.
I worried every night.
I wanted to know.
I had gone through the motions… but still
I wasn’t sure.
I know some people today find it hard to know.
I want everyone to know.
Yesterday I needed to stop by the my wife’s pre-school for a short
garden clean up. Dead flowers from the fall made this special garden
a little messy.
When I pulled up, Pat. a woman that helps her friend Karen clean the school ran out
frantically motioning me to come into the building.
“Karen has passed out and was on the floor,” she told me.
We called 911…
I believe that Karen was ready… I trust so… I hope she knew…
I hope she knew that her soul was safe in our creator’s hands.
I realized that I want everyone to know what they are missing by not having the God of creation in their life.
I want all to know that about two thousand years ago - God put on earth clothes and came in the form of the person of Jesus. He went around doing good.
Yep, that’s it.
Jesus loved people, fed the hungry, cried with the widows and healed the sick. All those acts under the scrutiny of the religious leaders of the day. He was a maverick and didn’t care what people thought. Jesus didn’t always do what was right under the law, but he always did what was good.
So, do you think about it?
Do you worry about it?
Are you prepared for it?
Be the maverick in your world. Step out of your comfort zone and follow the example of Jesus.
Death will knock on all of our doors someday.
So live your life doing good, follow Jesus and give your soul to Him and in the end, you will be prepared to meet the next level of our existence.
Please settle this in your heart today.
We will miss you Karen.
FERRIER FILES: Finding a home for the homeless in a Nashville tiny house
by Dennis Ferrier
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — J.R Davis never knows what the day will bring.
The Project Nashville checks on homeless camps. Sometimes people need to go the hospital. Sometimes they just need food or water.
Mostly they just enjoy feeling cared for, which explains in many ways why there is a beautiful tiny home sitting at Brook Hollow Baptist Church parking lot for a year.
To make a long story short, there was a proposed tiny house community.
Davis raised the money, got a church youth group, and built this house.
Then the deal to buy the property for the tiny house community fell through and this became the house without a home.
"So my challenge today is two fold," Davis said. "I need this to help the homeless, and we need a house. This place has homeless DNA. I also need a mover through the a generous heart to come and move this to a final resting place."
Alot of people have stopped and made offers as high as $10,000, but they want a hunting lodge or a playhouse. Davis said no way.
“We are willing to give it away, but it has got to go to the homeless," Davis said. "Let’s move it faster than you can say bob’s your uncle."
Who knows, maybe someone from the woods could one day call this home.
“The second someone says 'I have had enough get me out of here', we get them out of here,” Davis said.
If you have a great home for the tiny house, contact Davis at The Project Nashville.
Activists for homeless - inmates and the poor of this world.