Saturday, August 27, 2011


Has it really been a month since my last entry?  Where has the time gone?  What have I done during this time?

I enjoyed some great family time.

My family moved to a different apartment.

I had a birthday!

I survived a week with my wife gone to help a friend.

I helped friends with their day VBS.

Denise and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary at TGI Friday's in Kiev with a great steak dinner.  I am so thankful for her.  She really is my better half.

I had some great fellowship with many friends.

I said good bye to a friend.

I prayed with some people for different needs.  I prayed a prayer of repentance with a young man.  I prayed with another young man to recommit his life to Christ.

I studied Russian.

I enjoyed some beautiful summer days.

I attended several church services, one of which was in English (a rare treat here!).

I had a blast at a new water park in Kiev.

I had my daily devotions, spending time in the Bible (both English and Russian).

I played some computer games.

I continued developing relationships.

Did I mention I had some great family time?

I did many more things, some good and some bad.

Am I using my time for things of lasting value?  Or am I just looking out for myself?

The Bible tells us in Ephesians 3:29 (The Message), "Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!"

I have only 24 hours in every day.  I need God's help to use my time wisely.

How about you?