Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

Landon

This is a tough one. Walt, one of the guys I work with, is facing something unexplainably difficult. His new son, Landon, was born premature and is in the hospital at UK. Landon, after 2 or so months, only ways 2lbs.10oz. He has been in the hospital since he was born, and was doing well… Until this week. Now he has developed an infection. A serious one. As if this wasn’t enough to face. Walt and his wife lost their last child, who was also born premature back in February and who passed away after a couple of months. In all honesty I don’t know how Walt holds up even now…and I can’t bear to think of the pain he and his wife will experience if they loose Landon. So please…lift them up in prayer….

thursday

So its Thursday night and what better way to relax after a long hard day of labor than to cruise downtown and kick back at the Port City Cafe. Sipping on a cafe mocha and pondering the last few days and the next few to come. On Monday I officially started working out of the South Portsmouth office of Arrick’s Propane. That means (banjo strum) I now commute to Kentucky every morning. On the upside I take a route past Tim Horton’s. Its been good, though there were a couple of ten and twelve hour days. I am learning alot about what I do and enjoying both the change of pace and the change in scenery. And early tomorrow morning I head for a quick trip to Florida with my Grandma to return a trailer to my good friend Mike Murphy (in Orlando) and visit my old pal Sarah Milbourne (somewhere near Ft. Lauderdale, I think). And my grandma is going to visit her missionary friend Antonio who does live in Ft. Lauderdale. All in al it should be a fun weekend…. And if it all works out we’ll a though in a side trip to Wilmington to visit my brother Nick, who just moved there to take a new job.

 

Then its back to work on Tuesday.

God is the Gospel

I heard about this new work from John Piper on his daily radio program. Last night I swung by Praises (out local Christian bookstore) and picked it up. Looking forward to reading it and getting a better understanding of who God is and how He glorifies Himself through His message to us.

The Gospel

I was listening to John Piper the other morning on CDR while I was at work. He finished his broadcast by emphatically defining the Gospel. The Gospel is NOT about living a good life, its NOT about going to church, and its NOT about having all your neeeds met financially, emotionally or otherwise. It is NOT about a 12 step program for getting into heaven or even staying out of hell. The Gospel is about God, and God alone. Soli Deo Gloria as the Reformers said. We want to make the Gospel and life itself about us, for our own good, our own comfort, our own security. But it is only about Him. It is for His glory and purposes. The Gospel is God reaching down in His sovereign grace, through Christ’s sacrificial death on the Cross – redeeming us and declaring us righteous in His eyes through no effort of our own. For His glory. For His glory alone.

coffee

I really like coffee. And I really like coffee shops. And since I left NY I have been longing for a good coffee shop to kick back in. And now, thanks to a friend and one of her coworkers, I have found out that there is a quality coffee shop right here in good ol’ Scioto county. Woohoo. Its called the Port City Cafe and Pub. My friend and I checked it out last night, we each had a cafe mocha and I am impressed. And I can’t wait to stop by there again. And you should stop by, too. Click here or just head on down to Chilicothe St.

update:   Port City no longer has coffee, I am told…what a bummer………..