Where I’ve Been…

So how come I’ve not published in so long?

I’ve posted on facebook but not here.

No single reason.

Part of me tires of the constant bickering whenever anyone shares an opinion about…well…anything or anyone.

Another part wonders if it is worth the time.

And…yeah…there is that laziness thing.

Obviously trying to figure out how to navigate the several weeks of “lock-down.” Wondering, and still wondering, about what my summer will look like as far as camp speaking and travel go.

Wondering what “normal” will look like…and when.

And wondering (as opposed to worrying) about the upcoming fall season.

But in the midst of it all I continue to read, pray, connect (within the limitations).

And I try…try…to rest in the sure fact of God’s sovereignty in all things.

So that’s where I’ve been..and still am.

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

2 thoughts on “Where I’ve Been…”

  1. Hi Jack, boy it’s been almost a year since we were together at Crescent Lake Bible Camp. Way to long to not get to spend time with you, in person not on the internet! You have a way of explaining the Bible, politics, etc. in a down to earth common sense way that is easy to understand.
    What I know would barely fill a thimble compared to what you know that would fill volumes. But here goes, in the Book of Life its written when God will call us home. None of us know our “date.” Will it be a heart attack, cancer, car accident, old age, or this virus. Only God knows. Now my wife says we cant be stupid about it and test God. Like go to the Grand Canyon and jump off a cliff and then say, Ok God if it’s not my time to go, save me. So I dont know if the covid virus is “supposed” to kill me or not but I am taking reasonable precautions to not get it. I guess I’m more concerned about “the new normal” for all of us. When you think about what life is like in many other countries compared to ours, like illnesses that we have vaccines for that are deadly for them or how they have a military presence in their cities at all times, etc. We are very fortunate.
    I used to think the internet was a wonderful thing. All that information at your finger tips. But now I feel differently about it. The negatives now outweigh the positives. That is a shame. Social media I never thought was a good idea and my feelings on that have not changed. I’ll pray that you and your family stay healthy my brother. The world, including mine, is a better place with you in it.

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