Archive | December 2010

How May I Help You?

I  was having trouble with my Internet connection at home today, so I called customer service and was promptly connected with tech support in India. I spent about 45 minutes on the phone with a very helpful Indian man who asked me lots of questions about my connection problem.

Before I hung up, I said, “May I ask you a question? Has anybody ever told you that Jesus Christ loves you and that He died for your sins?”

“No,” the man answered without hesitation. “Nobody has ever told me that. I’ve heard the name Jesus before, but I know nothing about him. I’d be very interested in learning more.”

So I shared the gospel with him, then directed him to the section of our family website that outlines “Our Beliefs,” which he promised to read.  Of course, we are praying for him, as well.

Incidentally, our Internet is working again. It came back on about an hour after that phone call, as mysteriously as it went out earlier today. Do you believe in Divinely disrupted Internet service? How about providential phone calls?

New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve been after my husband to begin blogging in the New Year, as I think he has a lot of wisdom that ought to be shared.  Yet, it doesn’t seem right to ask him to do something I’m not willing to do myself, so I’ve decided to start a blog of my own as well. We’ll see which of us posts most faithfully over the next 12 months.

I’ve always loved New Year’s. It’s a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. I usually come up with a lengthy list of resolutions, aimed at helping me become a better version of myself, as nearly perfect as possible.  And of course, I usually fall far short of that goal.

This year I resolve to keep it simple.  My goals for the next twelve months are to:

  1. Smile more
  2. Eat less
  3. Listen better
  4. Pray harder
  5. Admit when I’m wrong
  6. Get off the computer when there’s work to be done, even if my blog entry could use some extra polishing.