Monday, March 31, 2008


J.C. Philpot once said, "it is good and gracious for God to disappoint our plans." It doesn't feel that way when our hopes are disappointed our are expectations are crushed. But I know this wise, godly, man was right. And I have to remind myself each day that God's plan is better than my own.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Services for Jeanne Clutterham:

Saturday, March 29, 2008
11 am
Grace Community Church
13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, California 91352

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Like a Wave

A Noble Saint is in Heaven

Dear Friends,

With profoundly mixed emotions, I'm writing to tell you that our beloved sister in Christ, Jeanne Clutterham, is now in heaven. With her family at her bedside, the Lord took Jeanne peacefully at around 4:30 this afternoon.

God graced our lives deeply with Jeanne's love, joy, faithfulness, and courage throughout her noble fight with cancer. The hope of heaven is sweeter today than it was yesterday knowing that Jeanne is in the presence of Christ; our earthly lives will feel the loss until we ourselves are in heaven. We thank God for Jeanne's life and that He has now fulfilled His purposes for her which He prepared before the foundation of the world.

The family is working on arrangements for a memorial service, and we'll be sure to pass those details along to you as soon as we receive them. For now, please pray for Jeanne's equally noble husband, Bill, who stood beside her with such remarkable tenderness and compassion through the years. Also, remember Jeanne's children, Sarah, Rebekah, Joshua, and Matthew, and her dear parents, Bob and Jane Rankin. Their loss is very real and will be felt deeply.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" (Psalm 116:15).

Love in Christ,

Don Green

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rejoicing With Affectionate Memories

I am joyfully celebrating the homegoing of my friend Greg Dominguez. Greg was an example to me in several areas--his humble service, his disciplined study of the Word, and his passion for prayer. After a long and difficult battle with brain cancer, Greg’s faith was turned to sight and his hope of glory made a reality on Friday March 14, 2008.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Human Body is Amazing

I'm flabbergasted at how the Lord has created the human body with the capability of doing some amazing things. I watched a T.V. show on the Discovery Channel about the body's ability to survive in extreme situations and I stood in awe at God's creative power. Not just His creative power, but the artistic, masterful, detailed, and complex care with which He crafted the human body.

Check out this website to see what amazed me:

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Chortle, Shepherds', and other Miscellaneous Thoughts

My feelings today can be summed up in a line from Lewis Carrol's famous poem, The Jabberwocky:
"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' He chortled in his joy."

Today at work the building is bustling with activity because it is the week of our annual Shepherds' Conference at church. The reason we are busy here is because people are curious about John's ministry and want to see the Grace to You building for themselves. It's fun to have lots of people poking their heads in and out of my office and to see the smiling faces of people eager and happy to be here. I really do praise the Lord that I am at a church that is equipped, gifted, and blessed enough to train up men and to encourage weary pastors that need support, motivation, and a recharge (even if it is just for 5 days) .

I'm depressed that I was in Boston on super Tuesday for my aunt's funeral and was not able to vote in the primaries. :(