Saturday, July 25, 2009


First off, at 12:40 p.m. today, my wife's mother went to worship Jesus face to face. Please pray for my wife during this time when everything is hitting her rather hard.
I just returned to work from the hospital and gave my supervisor my two week notice. My wife and I will be leaving, August 12, to live in Kuwait.
God has opened the door for us to live there rent free. She will be teaching journalism and I haven't a job yet. I hope to give private cartooning lessons. Pray for my work situation.
My biggest question is "Who is praying for workers in this field?" There are a few churches there and they are packed to overflowing. When I was there last year, I saw a car with the Christian symbol of the fish. It is just against the law to try and convert a Muslim.
Because of my move (the container with a lot of our belongings was sent weeks ago) my blog may suffer a little. So far, I have been able to continue, without my Photoshop-installed computer, to add daily to my blog. You have probably noticed the many postings each day. That is to give the readers a lot to look through while I am in transition. I haven't been able to work on weekends and I have noticed a drop in readership and comments lately. So I would like to ask all of you to dig a little deeper in the archives and please do not drop your following.
Also, I may have to drop a few of my blog links, when the subject of Islam comes up. I will continue my blog there but, I may be monitored a lot more closely. I want to keep the humor going...after all, it is a humor blog. And keep praying...I need the prayers and you need the practice!
This is the hardest move we have ever made. It is a purging of sorts. I have sold, given away and will give give all my Christian books before I leave. I only took a box of my very best. I am dying to self every day and am excited to see what God will do.
And keep this in mind (and heart), whatever comes your way today is not an accident - it is a Divine assignment. Nahum 1:3 is a great verse. (they're ALL great verses - so read all the verses in the Bible before it and all the verses in the Bible after it) It says, "His way is in the whirlwind and the storm." When a storm is going on, all of your plans change. So, your day is really an ACT OF GOD. Look to Him who controls the weather. He is having His way in the storm, so celebrate wherever you are today. You have been trusted by God with an assignment from Him! Take time today to forget about yourself and experience just how awesome God is. Isaiah 6: 1-8, perhaps the greatest worship scene in the Bible, is a good place to focus. Read the passage...but pray first - you are on Holy ground:

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
3 And they were calling to one another:
"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory."
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."
6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"
And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"


  1. Eddie! I will surely be praying for you and your wife. May the Lord especially sustain her with the sweetness of His presence, and give you much wisdom and grace to support her. I am thrilled for your upcoming adventure in grace!

  2. Eddie.

    I am pretty new to your blog, and I ain't goin' nowhere. You've had me lol w/tears & pounding the desk with my fists. (I have purposely kept beverages out of reach in order to keep my monitor and keyboard dry).

    You and your wife have my prayers, I will intercede for you every day. I will be praying for Kuwait as well. I believe that God can open a great opportunity for the Gospel there, not without sacrifice on the part of His servants.

    I will dig in to those archives and try to be as clever as I can be.

    Friends for life, brother.

    Craig Boyd

  3. Eddie,

    What an incredible opportunity the Lord has given you and your wife. We will keep you both in our prayers.

    Your blog has been such fun to read. The Lord providentially used it in our lives when our night of weeping began to turn to joy in the morning.

    God bless you both.

  4. Eddie,
    I will pray for and thank the Father for both you and your wife as you both faithfully walk in obedience to His call.
    My heart goes out you both with the passing of your dear mother in law. However, to think that she is now in the presence of the Almighty beholding Him as He truly is, is an awesome thought indeed.
    Brother, to be sure, you have blessed me immensely with your blog and your friendship as I found you to be a loving and faithful servant of our Master. If there is anything that you have need of please do not hesitate to ask.
    I will do my best to bring more people to your site as well as haunt the archive in your absence.

    Your brother in Christ Jesus who is our Lord and our Savior.

    P.S. If you need to remove my blog from your blog roll for any reason it will not offend me in the slightest brother. I understand you are in a unique situation.

  5. Needless to say I am shocked! Shocked and overwhelmed, but am rejoicing with you and for you! What an opportunity! Rest assured I will pray regularly for you and your family especially now.

    I have enjoyed your humuor and wit beyond measure. I hope I haven' broken any blog laws, but I use one of your Facet of Grace quotes & pics everyweek in my Adult Bible Class (giving you credit).

    Thanks for adding me to your roll. I know you read my blog and if it wasn't for you no one would even know mine existed - you have been the catalyst that has caused some folks to drop by and even comment. I hope we don't loose track.

    God bless you brother!!!!

  6. Bro. Ed,

    Be strong in the Lord and take heart. Rejoice in Him always, for being happy in the Lord is not an option, it is a command.

    He will provide for you and your wife as you put down roots in Kuwait. May the Lord use you to reap a harvest in that land.

    I will keep on supporting your blogs.


  7. Eddie, I have greatly enjoyed reading your blog ever since your link was posted on Pyro. You have brought a smile to my face and a laugh from my gut many times!

    You and your wife will certainly be in my prayers as you embark on this new adventure to Kuwait.

    Your brother in Christ, Dave

  8. Blessings to you, brother.

    Thank you for the recent encouragement. May God richly bless you and your wife.

  9. Wow! Way to go stepping up like that and being sent! You will be in my prayers for sure. So much going on in your life I pray that you will remain focused. Remember to capture those quiet moments alone with Him.

  10. God will bless you. I will pray for your family.

    Kuwait isn't much different than Texas; dirt and oil.

  11. Eddie: Wow! I've been busy with my new job, but I wanted to let you know that I'll be praying for you and your wife. God is good!

    If you find yourself with limited options in Kuwait, you are always welcomed to contribute your wonderful humor and art to the Sandwich from time to time. I'd be honored!

  12. There was a cartoonist of faith,
    Who found he was bound for Kuwait.
    Though the move would be hard,
    He would trust in his Lord,
    For the Sovereign God guides his fate!

    "Traveling grace" for you and yours, Eddie! ---Chris

  13. Angus, that was good! Tape that one into the cover of your Bible, Eddie :)

  14. Thanks everyone for the prayers you have sent up. I have taken some time off for the funeral and for family. I am typing this at my brother-in-laws home in Plano, Texas. I have been writing and will return to posting before long. God bless you! I know He will.


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