Monday, May 18, 2009

Family Tree

One of the ancient relatives in my mother’s family was an itinerant preacher. Originally from Georgia, he chose to travel across the Trail of Tears in the 1830s with native Americans to be relocated in the Oklahoma territory. We have a copy of the phonetic chart that he used to teach the Indians to read. His name was Phillip Mulkey. He was known also by his preaching there under an oak tree. According to the family story passed down through the generations, the place became known as Okmulgee. There is an actual city by that name just outside of Oklahoma City to this day.
What was Phillip Mulkey remembered for? A place named for who he was and how God used him.

Reading the Bible through this year is a monumental decision that will affect you for the rest of your life. But it will also affect everyone around you now and beyond your lifetime.

Let God’s Word penetrate your heart and mind and soul and seep into the very core of your being. It will change you forever.

Lay to heart all the words which I enjoin upon you this day
that you may command them to your children;
that they may be careful to do all the words of this law.
For it is no trifle for you,
but it is your life…
Deuteronomy 32. 46-47

Press on!

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