Life has a funny way of giving us some unexpected detours and my wife Nancy and I have had more than a few. Originally starting training as a pastor, and then getting my degree in teaching, I planned on at least one of those roads, but God led us by another way. Ultimately, I served for 14-15 years as a lay pastor in a small church and ran a small business, because as I would sometimes tell people, “Lay” is a Greek word for, “doesn’t get paid!”. But of all the roads I’ve gone down, none has been dearer, than the thirty-five years I have volunteered in nursing home ministry. Now in retirement, Nancy and I are getting ready to celebrate 50 wonderful and crazy years together. We have two sons, six lively grandsons and one wonderful granddaughter! I love to write about nursing home ministry, as well as practical devotionals, poetry and even a few songs.
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Hello! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at http://faith1stministries.com I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian
Thanks for the follow…it led me here. I love to worship in any language…whether I know the language or not :). So long as the focus is Jesus, it’s all good.
I’ve had opportunities to worship in a multi-lingual church in Nicaragua (Puerta Cabezas). Pastor Earl has Spanish, Miskito, and English speaking people in his congregation. Ah, it’s a foretaste of heaven! The songs are longer because each is sung in Spanish, then Miskito, then in English – obviously not in its entirety each time. So fun.
May the Lord bless your ministry with a great harvest. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We sing about half our songs in English, the rest in Portuguese and sometimes we combine the two languages in a single song. The message is generally in Portuguese with translation into English. Sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what it is like!
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Thanks for visiting my site again. I’m glad you liked my post. Blessings, Natalie
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