I am the husband of a woman more valuable than rubies and her name is called beautiful, elegant, wonderful, gracious.....uh, sorry, it's Denise:) and father to Tori, Caleb, Hannah, Dakota, Tabitha, Hailey, R.C. (Richard Cameron) & Gracie. I am a Christian by God's grace, a Baptist by God's grace, and a Calvinist by God's grace. I install fire systems, burglar alarms, access control and anything that requires wiring. I am also an elder in a very small Reformed Baptist church plant, HeritageCommunityChurch.Net (are there any large Reformed Baptist churches? lol) in Gastonia, NC. I don't like confrontation, but often find myself in the midst of it and do appreciate what it does produce......a love for the truth.
Well it has been 6 months since R.C. was released from the hospital. It has been about 5 since DSS claimed that our case was "indicated". I got a call this week from the social worker letting us know that at least for now, she will be coming once every other week, rather than every week. Praise God for that! He has certainly shown us mercy in this area:) He has continued to keep our rebelliousness at bay by His Spirit in the matter and for that we give Him glory. We don't know when there will be finality. The doctor wrote some things in a letter to the social worker that were clearly not true and the worker knew it from previous experience, so I will be confronting that with video recorder in hand on our next visit at the end of the month.
We covet your prayers for a demonstration of the power of God to continue to restrain our own sinful desires and to cause us to love those who are against us. Please pray for the social worker and doctor. I have shared our concerns and the gospel and am desirous that God might be pleased to use it for His glory in their lives. Finally, please continue to remember Denise as she is due in the first part of November. We are very, very tight in our finances, so please pray with us for the Lord's provision as the midwife now is another responsibility we have. May God continue to be glorified in all of this:)