Monday, November 04, 2013
11/4/2013, #30, 4th Quarter 2013
Jesus, I turn to you amidst the storms of life and trust that you will carry me through to victory.
In God (I will praise his word), in God I have put my trust; (Psalm 56:4a)
Father, I praise you for sending your living word Jesus to us and for making your word in Scripture come alive to us. Thank you that I can put my trust in you.
I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4b)
Holy Spirit, set my heart free from fear. I would rather fall into the hand of the living God that into the hand of men. Thank you for guiding me day by day.
A word received: Come to me. I AM your shepherd.
A word received: Don't be afraid; I AM watching over you.
Monday: 56, 57,  * 64, 65; Neh. 6:1-19; Rev. 10:1-11; Matt. 13:36-43
Tuesday: 61, 62 * 68:1-20(21-23)24-36; Neh. 12:27-31a,42b-47; Rev. 11:1-19; Matt. 13:44-52
Notes from the Front Line
Daily: For our Bishop and for the Lord to raise up apostolic priests
November 4 Priests’ Retreat (November 18-21)
***** From: Greg Bailey
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2013 6:01 AM
Subject: Sad news received on Fr. Paul's condition
Dear Family and Friends,
I received shocking and sad news last night on the condition of Fr. Paul Bailey. Many of you though as did I that Fr. Paul was on the road to recovery, sadly this is not the case. Fr. Paul's family, his dear wife Pat and their loving daughter Kim have scheduled an appointment with Hospice to see to Fr. Paul's needs as they bring him home to be with family, in loving care until our Lord calls Fr. Paul home. This is such a shock that I am including the following I received from Pat, so that you might draw from her words, the way that we should direct our prayers, for Fr. Paul and for his loving family.
Just wanted you to know that our daughter Kim and I are meeting with hospice tomorrow to see about having Paul come home with hospice. Paul has "fought the fight" and now is ready to meet his Lord and hospice will help us keep him comfortable until the Lord calls him home. Thank you for your continued prayers. Love and FHS, Pat
Please pray, Father we know full well that sickness and disease can come upon any of us at any time, and although we reach out to you in our prayer for your intersection and healing power to be upon those we so love. We also know that these bodies in which our soul’s are held are but temporary and that they ware out, and that which is truly us is called home to be with you. It seems that the blessed time we have been given to share our mortal lives with Fr. Paul is quickly reaching its end. For he has run his race and run it well, a servant of yours of which we are proud to call friend. Paul has battled and fought the good fight with heart that is weak yet filled with love that surpasses most men. Be with him we pray and those that he loves as his time with us comes to its end, but let us not shed the tears of pain and loss, nor shake a fist in anger and say “Why God, how could you take one so good.” Instead let us rejoice in his life and the love that we shared for all that is given by You. Amen.
***** Mudge Mission Prayer Mail, 5 November 2013
Dear partners in prayer,
This is our weekly public prayer mail. This week's selective overview:
I came back from Belize. All went very well. Torrential downpours during the Cursillo weekend, threatened to wash away a bridge which was on our way home. But the rain lessened, the bridge remained intact, and the waters receded. This week the time change went into effect in the U.S., but there is not a time change in Belize. My mission in Belize has expanded. In addition to our online studies, I am now Examining Chaplain for the ordination process, which means that I notify the Bishop Diocesan of Belize as to whether I believe a student is ready for ordination or not. It also means that I have become a kind of advocate and vocational counselor for people in the ordination process. Our students are only one part of this larger group. As a result of my new responsibilities, my visits to Belize and my contacts with Belize will increase significantly.
1) Continue to pray for the January visit to Belize, for safe and timely travel, and that all would be done to God's glory.
2) Pray for the new visits to Belize: 1st week in Advent, 1 week in Lent, monthly Skype meetings with people in the ordination process. Please pray for my role as advocate and vocational counselor for people in the ordination process, that the Holy Spirit would accomplish in Belize what he would like done there.
3) Continuing prayer in good times and lean times for faculty, family, finances, plans, students, the ordination process, and courses.
4) Prayer for parish visits in November.
In Christ, Shaw+, and on behalf of Julie+
***** From: Nigel Mumford [Note correction on contact address.]
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:28 AM
Subject: Welcome home Initiative
COMBAT VETERANS of all wars! We invite you to attend our 15th WELCOME HOME INITIATIVE (WHI) This special " healing retreat" is being held at LONGFELLOWS INN & Conference Center, Saratoga Springs NY, November 18-19-20, 2013. We focus is on healing of memories, trauma, and healing of PTSD The program is FREE for COMBAT veterans.
To see how your life can be changed, go to You-Tube and search "Welcome Home Initiative." Watch testimonies of fellow combatants who have attended! “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not about what’s wrong with you. It’s about what’s happened to you.” "Walls which once seem to high to scale crumble in the face of common shared experience." The Welcome Home Initiative (WHI), a healing experience for combat veterans. I would really urge you to consider attending this program. "Do not let your past ruin your present or your future"
I look forward to meeting you. THANK YOU for your service and welcome home. Please pass this invitation on to others.
God bless you. Fr.Nigel Mumford+
Royal Marine Commando drill instructor (Rtd)
For more information
Contact Sandra at
***** Sent: Friday, November 1, 2013 5:11 PM
From: Noel Dawes
Subject: Restoring the Warrior's Heart Ministry
Here are a few links for this exciting ministry, which was inspired by Welcome Home Initiative, Dayton, OH. The leader is Pastor Steve Estep, who came on the second WHI Dayton retreat in April 2012, saw what we were doing and took the idea back to Clarksville and suitably adapted it for the Soldiers and their families at Fort Campbell, KY.
Steve is the pastor of this church: http://www.clarksvillegrace.org/
The actual Warrior Retreat web site at the church is: http://www.clarksvillegrace.org/2012/12/warrior-retreat-weekend/
One of his helpers with the retreat, Carlo (I have never met him), has recently written this blog: http://pastorcarlo.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/restoring-the-warriors-heart/
A WHI Dayton and WHI CtK SLC alum and team member, Dave Coleman, has attended each of the four retreats run at Clarksville. I'm sure they would deeply appreciate any networking you can do for them!
With Jesus' love and blessings, Noel