Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top Ten Posts from The Real Issue for 2015 (LINKS FIXED)

This past year has been a busy one for ministry and work, with not much time for blogging. To be honest it this has been somewhat of a let down. But we know that God works all things out, and we were allowed to post what you read this year.

As the year 2015 draws to a close, I want to thank you all for reading our posts here at The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry blog site. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from The Real Issue!

When you think on Christmas and in particular that very first night, what do YOU think of?  Those experienced Christ's birth encountered a baby who was and is 
Infinite and yet an infant.
Eternal and yet born of a woman.
Almighty, and yet nursing at a woman’s breast.

Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother’s arms.
Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter’s despised son.

~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon ~

May the wonder of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ and all that it implies and means, overwhelm your soul and spirit with awe, as it did for the shepherds and those who were eyewitnesses to it that very first night. 

As we celebrate the virgin conception and Incarnation, may we continually be amazed and grateful at God's amazing grace toward all who believe. You see, it starts at the manger.  From his Incarnation to His Crucifixion to His Resurrection and Exaltation is all start with the baby in the manger...God with us, for us: Jesus Christ is Lord! May you and yours continue to reflect on His finished work that all started that first night and have a very blessed Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Update on My Physical Health

This has been a real difficult three months, and possibly the reason why you have not seen any posts. It is hard to communicate when one is not themselves physically. This past Wednesday I was at work and experienced a pancreatic gallstone attack. Six days later (today), I am back home, and asking you to pray for us and stay close to the Real Issue.     

I just arrived home from a six day stay at Mary Washington Hospital. No, there are no pictures of me sedated or at my worst. To say the least, I have a lot of physical maintenance to do with my blood sugar levels and recovering from the surgery. Thanks to my living in the same fallen world as you, they to their filled me up with fluids. I will also taking insulin for a short time period (hopefully) to maintain my pancreas until I get back to a normal way of life. I am also taking a cycle of blood thinners to ensure no post surgical clots and hopefully remove a very small blood clot on the outside wall of my liver.  

The gall bladder is gone. But I am feeling much much better despite being very very very weak right now.  

I want to thank all of those dear friends and saints for your prayers and love outreach to our family. This was no walk in the park, and if it got worse, I would not be typing this right now, could have becoming under sepsis and possible not being in this earthly existence. Now on the road to recovery.