Daily Work

May 7 – It’s Not Actually Writer’s Block

It’s more like writer’s tarpit. I’m moving along in my writing, but it’s going a lot slower than I want it to. I keep finishing my devotional writing at least an hour later than I plan to. That throws the rest of the day off. I had to do some chores around the house and then I got some of my challenge writing done before I left for chess clubs and then the ministry at the homeless shelter. I finally finished the challenge writing after I got home. I still have editing to do that I’m not getting done. There’s always tomorrow. I’m tired now and getting to bed earlier than usual! Oh yeah! My current devotional book is now available from Kobo! Waiting on Barnes and Noble to approve me.

Today’s devotional (440 Words) – May 7 – When You Know God’s Will – Do It!

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Support For Our Rwanda Trip

I’m posting this on all my blogs because I want to give you a different kind of opportunity to help us on our way to Rwanda.

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Greetings folks!

We’ve been grateful for the support we’ve received so far for our trip to Rwanda. Please remember that the most important gift you can give to speed us on our way is your prayers. Some have found unique ways to help us. Our coffee company, ours as in “we love the people who run this company and won’t buy elsewhere,” is called Driftwood Coffee Company. Driftwood sources their coffee ethically through direct trade agreements and the coffee growers get paid reasonable rates for their work.

They have made a commitment to give us proceeds from sales from their website. The people who own Driftwood have a heart for the Lord and love to find ways to give. We’re grateful for their support. So, buy a coffee cup. Buy a T-shirt. Try their great coffee! Use the link above to order, or click on the pictures.

  

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Daily Work

April 2 – I Was Sure I Had Written This Last Night

I woke up this morning and wondered…did I write this post last night? I checked…nope. Getting more forgetful in my old age. Anyway, I finished my devotional (433 words) and editing early in the day. After that I did a lot of walking. That’s my major form of exercise. Then, I had both chess clubs – an elementary school and a middle school. The elementary school feeds into that middle school, which is the school I retired from. After that, I came home long enough to let the dog out and then went with my pastor to help him in ministry. He preaches and feeds people at a homeless shelter the first Monday of every month. He believes he needs to do ministry outside of his church duties and this is one way he does that. I’m privileged to work with him. Then, I got home, cooked dinner, and yes, that means we ate late. Somehow, after dinner, I should have written this and forgot. Oh well.

April 2 devotional – 433 words: April 2 – Coming Back to Life

Editing: up to June 18 (6 days worth…or wait..8 days?)

Today’s plan – write devotional, laundry, grocery shopping, editing, chess lesson, dinner with my wife. Life is good!

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Preparing For Rwanda Trip – 2018

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to share with you that this June, Lucy (my wife) and I will be working with a team of educators in Rwanda through Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) for our second time. Our trip will have three primary purposes.

We will:
1) Provide professional development for the teachers who work in the several ANLM schools,
2) Encourage the hardworking teachers and their amazing students.
3) Visit each sponsored child and family related to our group.

This trip is a very special opportunity for us since God has laid a burden on our hearts for the Rwandan people. Since our first trip God has only deepened our love for this country and its people. We are blessed to call many of these fellow educators and ministry leaders friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. We’re humbled by the opportunity to share, encourage and co-labor with these amazing people.

We’d like you to be part of this exciting ministry and would be grateful of your support. While you may not be traveling with us, we need your prayers. In addition, we would greatly appreciate any financial support you may contribute. The cost for this trip will be around $4,500 per person, and we must be fully funded by May. Please read below to find out how you can donate for our trip through ANLM.

Thank you for your support, especially through prayer. Our specific requests are for:

  • Travel mercies
  • Health
  • God’s use of us as His hands, feet, and heart in Rwanda
  • Faithfulness in sharing the gospel while we’re there

Blessings,

Bob James

Instructions for giving online:
□ Go to http://africanewlife.custhelp.com/app/donate
□ Scroll to the bottom and click Mission Team Members.
□ Click the drop down arrow and select Lucy & Bob James and the amount you would like to give.
□ You will then receive an email receipt for your donation.

In addition, if you’d like to get up to date information about our trip each day, you can fill out our sign up form to get a daily link to a blog post or an email that will tell you what we’ve been doing, and what our plans are.