Mike Cope's blog

Monday, July 04, 2005

There are so many things I am thankful for today on the Fourth of July. So many things to be thankful for in our nation's history. But with great blessings comes great responsibility. I'm thankful for every person in government who is working for peace, working for justice, working to speak for those with no voice. May God's guidance and blessings fall on this nation -- along with every other nation of the world.

8 Comments:

  • I totally agree!

    I'm thankful for you to and your partnership in the gospel and your effort to bring true freedom to the truly captive.

    You are missed and loved.

    Joel

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 7/04/2005 05:19:00 PM  

  • I have been working in Austin since the first of April, and just spent last week-end in Houston. I am thankful for Abilene!! It's nice to go to the grocery or Wal-mart and run into people you know, including the preacher's daughter-in-law, who shares a birthday with my daughter. I, too, am grateful for every public servant who daily serves so that I may be free. I am thankful for the freedoms we have in this country, and I know we are blessed beyond measure.
    Patsy

    By Blogger P Watson, at 7/04/2005 06:25:00 PM  

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    By Blogger WES, at 7/05/2005 08:43:00 AM  

  • Mike, may I borrow your blog. I know many people of prayer read this site and I want to share the needs of my sister in Christ. I re-read your post just after reading the post from Kerri's blog, and the prayer for God's guidance just cannot be a coincidence. Kerri Lane is a single mom with two beautiful daughters, age 5 and 9. She has recently been diagnosed with melonoma and is in Houston waiting for the doctors to give direction for posible treatments. She has just begun a blog and you can catch a glimpse of Kerri there. We ask for a miracle for Kerri, and right now, if she could have a computer she would be able to have more contact with friends and prayer warriors. If you know anyone who has an un-needed computer that would access the internet and run a word document, that would be a great blessing. To meet Kerri, go to www.kcjlane.blogspot.com.

    By Blogger P Watson, at 7/05/2005 06:38:00 PM  

  • The new blogspot for Reflections is now up and running and I am sure you will want to come by and check us out at http://divinereflections.blogspot.com , and we hope to see you around.

    In Him, Brant

    By Blogger Brant Stubblefield, at 7/05/2005 10:02:00 PM  

  • The new blogspot for Reflections is now up and running and I am sure you will want to come by and check us out at http://divinereflections.blogspot.com , and we hope to see you around.

    In Him, Brant

    By Blogger Brant Stubblefield, at 7/05/2005 10:02:00 PM  

  • Well, to add to the number of blog links already posted on this page, I thought I would give a shout-out for my blog. I am posting updates on the Itu, Brazil IATW campaign as I get a chance. It is mostly about the VBS/BTM because that is what I am involved in. But we did go out to camp last night, and they seem to be doing really well out there. All the groups are really bonding and I think some great evangelizing and encouraging current teenage Christians is underway there. They return to town (Itu) tomorrow, and I can´t wait to hear the details.

    Those of us on the team who did not go to camp celebrated the 4th of July at an elder´s house from the Itu church. We had what you could call hot dogs, although they were very different from what we are used to in the States. However, the grilled steak and papaya mousse was to die for!

    Anyway, if you want more details on the VBS ministry, check out my blog: heatheralkire.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Heather A, at 7/06/2005 10:44:00 AM  

  • Mike,
    I know that you have absolutely no clue who I am, and I don't even expect you to care, but I had to tell you this. I just finished my freshman year of college at Lipscomb, and I have a wonderful internship this summer with the 4th Avenue church of Christ in Franklin TN. I've been struggling a lot lately with my role as a woman in a leadership position, and whether or not I should continue pursuing my youth ministry major. The questions constantly bombard me, and some of my family members struggle to be okay with my choices of pursuing ministry. Anyway, I was driving back to Nashville today after being home for a couple of days for the 4th, and I was listening to part of your sermon from the Zoe conference a few years ago on womens roles in the church. I began to really grasp why there is such a division over this subject and why I feel so strongly that I should be allowed to serve my God in the full capacity that He has blessed me with! God speaking through you has begun to help me see that I am accepted in ministry. I am accepted by God in ministry, and that is all that matters! Thank you so much for letting God use you in the ways that you do! Peace with God,
    Kacey Reynolds <><

    By Blogger Luke-(270)361-9127, Kacey-579-7967, at 7/06/2005 02:14:00 PM  

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