I will be on vacation for the next two weeks. Original Interruptions will restart on Monday, August 10.
Thank you for sending me many encouraging e-mails. Today is #116. I think we will reach #1000!
I thought that I would discontinue e-mails for the two weeks but then considered: “Re-runs of Seinfeld are popular and that show is about nothing! Why not re-runs of Interruptions; hopefully, they are about something.”
Many of you weren’t around at the beginning, so they will be new to you. If you were around at the beginning, as I’ve been rereading the to-be-posted-again Interruptions, I thought, “Did I write this?”. Maybe you have forgotten too, so they will be new to you as well.
Some notes about Interruptions:
- I write with three intentions: 1. To define a “today” difficulty 2. To rephrase the difficulty from a Biblical perspective 3. To release God’s presence and hope.
- I get up in the morning and write. I write with no idea about what I’m going to say as I begin. When finished, some editing and thus many mistake. Then I send to you. (Mistakes in this section are on purpose!!!)
- I get comments like this: “Are you in my head listening to my thoughts?” Thank you! No, it’s not me. That would be a nightmare. I pray before I write that the Spirit will speak to you.
- Interruptions began when I returned from leading a team to Israel straight into quarantine. I wanted to encourage the leadership at Fellowship and kept adding people. I’ve added those who’ve ask to be added.
- About 150 read in the States. The Interruptions are translated daily into Russian. About 600 Russian pastors read the Interruptions, with 20 to 30 requests received daily from Russian leaders asking to be on the list.
- You will see changes in artwork and format soon. I plan to make it easier for you to forward to friends and sign them up.
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Before I write an Interruption, I review a Psalm. My favorite is Psalm 25. I memorized this Psalm about 47 years ago. In Psalm 25, verses 4 & 5 have influenced me the most:
Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
These two verses can be re-read every day for years and still be new each time. I might not achieve this status in the next two weeks with re-runs of Interruptions, but prayerfully, all of you will be encouraged.
As we all know – Jesus returns soon!