Joanne's Personal Letter

"And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires,
And I will put a new spirit in you." -- Ezekiel 36:26

Circle of Positive Tendencies

April 5, 2024

Dear Family and Friends:

It appears to me that our country, if not the entire world, is focused 24/7 on the upcoming presidential election of ‘24. However, for me, personally I am focused on Matthew 24 and Jesus Christ’s prophecy of the “world of the end”. As opposed to the “end of the world”.

In Matthew 24:4-14 “ And Jesus answered and said to them:
“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for [a]all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, [b]pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Dr. David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point, pastor, and New York Times bestselling author reveals in his book entitled “The World of the End,” what Jesus promised to us and what He expects of us during these times. I highly recommend everyone purchase this book as it provides a deeper understanding of life in 2023. It describes the times in which we are currently living and how Jesus’ prophecy can shape our priorities to:

              BE HONEST in a world of DECEPTION.
              BE CALM in a world of WAR.
              BE CONFIDENT in a world of DISASTER.
              BE PREPARED in a world of PERSECUTION.
              BE FAITHFUL in a world of BETRAYAL.
              BE KIND in a world of LAWLESSNESS.
              BE THE GOOD NEWS in a world of BAD NEWS, and
              BE DETERMINED in the WORLD OF THE END.

That we are living in troubling times is clearly an understatement and most of us have many unanswered questions. Unless, of course, you have been living under a rock for the past few years. My hope is that each of us can view these “times of the end” as a moment to “BE THE ANSWER” as Dr. Jeremiah provided above. This is an opportunity not to be frightened but to be faithful—to trust Our Lord who taught us in John 14:27-28: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, let it be afraid.” We’ve got our marching orders. Also, I invite each of you to please join me in my daily prayer that “He’s On His Way!!”
    Kind, personal regards,


"And I will give you a new heart
with new and right desires, and
I will put a new spirit in you."
 Ezekiel 36:26

Joanne McCulloch BSN RN

"But Jesus looked at them and said to them, 'With men this
is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'"
Matthew 19:26