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Day 37

Thursday, January 10, 2019 -

Yesterday, I was forwarded by Kathie the following text which was given to us by a friend, adapted from Psalm 112:

“I am strengthened with all power to have great endurance and patience. I will never be shaken. I do not fear evil tidings. My heart is steadfast trusting in You. My heart is upheld; I do not fear. I will look on satisfaction on all my enemies. I stand firm against the schemes of the devil.”

She went on to confirm that it is God enabling us during this awful time. Surely God is getting the glory and people’s eyes will be opened more and more to the truth of what has happened.

Indeed, one of the inmates in my unit asked me about the U.S. Supreme Court story this morning, which was denied this week. I told him that we are filing a cert this week, but since they only agree to hear about three percent of the cases, it would be a miracle. But he agreed, with God that is a very real possibility.

Today, right after lunch, around 11 am, the entire prison went into lockdown. Apparently, someone was missing – an inmate from our building. We were pretty much on lockdown until the 4 pm count, except for our unit being able to go to the commissary at 2 pm since it was the last chance until next Thursday to do that. It’s a good thing – I needed soap, deodorant, and postage stamps!

Today I was very happy to receive some photos from home, a book from a friend, and a set of the Word Study New Testament and Old Testament and the respective dictionaries my dad published.

I was, however, very disappointed my daughter, son-in-law, and only granddaughter’s visitor request forms were returned to them because of some sort of oily substance. However, these forms are something that goes to the authorities, not me, so I do not understand why they were returned.

But, because of a potentially big winter storm in the Appalachian Mountains this weekend, I’m uncertain if Kathie will be able to come as planned Sunday or Monday.

I praise the Lord that so far God has given Kathie, me, and our children the ability to endure and wait on the Lord. His promises are clear – and constant: “…the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us out of this present age, according to the will of God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen.” (Galatians 1:3-5).

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