reckoning with various twisters

Nature unveils here pleasures, and wrath’s upon us earthlings as her seasons chase the sun. Most take her pleasures for granted, as though it’s a birth wright. It is, and it’s for all to enjoy.

Because the Bible says so, and here’s what’s said. After addressing some naughty behaviors, it’s declared, “Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons fillings our hearts with food and gladness,” Acts 14:17.

But there’s the side of the coin. And it also comes from the Bible. Elijah was upset over the way things were going and so he complained. It started with a question. It  started with a question. “What are you doing here Elijah?” So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of Hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, torn down your alters, and killed your prophets with the sword! I alone am left, and they seek to take my life,” 1 Kings 19:9-10.

In response, Elijah was given this directive. “Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold the LORD passed buy, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains, and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake, and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice,” 1 Kings 19:11-12.

Elijah heard that voice and received additional directives which he obeyed. So he heard it. cp. 1 kings 19:13 …. v.21. Then he arose and followed Elijah.

Fortunate are those who, who are zealous for the LORD God of hosts. Because different identities for the supernatural doesn’t mitigate the abilities or faithfulness of God.

In our era Jesus in due time will deal with all those, who not only disobey His edicts, and engage themselves with every effort at their disposal to erase any reverences and obedience to the LORD GOD of hosts.

And Jesus may privilege His Zealots with Elijah like experiences.

Perhaps the lesson here is to leave the nasty work to Jesus. While listening to that still small voice, who has many messages  for us, as there stars in the sky. Then being obedient to the directives of that still small voice.

The world will go the way of the world, as it hurries down to the roads of nothingness.

For the zealous in Christ be diligent in learning the art of sanctification. Then that still small voice, may privilege the zealous with God honoring directives. That just might stun those travelers going down to the road of nothingness.

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power of gadgetry

Remember someone saying, “the old way is the better way.” With some shrugging it off by saying, yea! But what about this, as they produce the latest gadget that will propel anyone around the globe with the tip of their finger, or a pointer. So forever gone is the old way from the gadget perspective.

Well here’s an ancient opinion that argues that the old way is the better way. Penned 8 centuries BC who said, they will not *frame* their lifestyles by divine order because it’s old fashion.

Refusing to do the God thing because the spirit of gadgetry is so overwhelming. Our ancient writer defined gadgetry as Harlotry. While the gadget the came upon him, the spirit of God. Caused him to define harlotry as ‘unacceptable behaviors.’ The gadgetry of Harlotry is so powerful, that it didn’t then, or today, allow people a knowledge of the LORD.

That’s the old, but it always comes around as the newest gadget. Then come along this guy nearly 60 years after the birth of Christ. Telling us, this is the gadget you really should want because it never gets old, just better. Putting it this way, “Therefore; if any person is in Christ, they are new creations. Old attitudes and behaviors have passed away, and BEHOLD all things have become new.”

Source texts: Hosea 5:4 and 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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all in a name

Names names, what stories they tell. So lets examine names from its supernatural mystical perspective. Meaning beyond human understanding. And perhaps we’ll discover, that it has relevance for us irregardless of our name.

Names are often generic in nature. Christening people with temperaments suited for specific outcomes, but often unbeknown to the new born’s parents.

The child, or children are born steeped in mystical character. Waiting to be discovered during very life transforming experience.

But it doesn’t always occur, because of a supernatural struggle as described in Genesis 3:15.

But when the supernatural stomps on the head of that ugly Christ foe. Then such people are not your happy go lucky purposeless driven Bonnie’s and Clyde’s.

Nope! Not at all, because they are passion driven. Able to with stand challenges even when the  odds are against them. But, that doesn’t seem to matter. So stick around and find out why.

It starts with an experience. And that experience is as mystical, as it is supernatural. It is best defined as follows.

The wind blows where it wishes. And you hear the sound of it, but can not tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is every one born of the Spirit.” (cp. John 3:8).

On a particular day Jesus was strolling on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. And He saw two brothers, Simone called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fisherman. Then He said to them, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him. (cp, Matthew 4:18-20)

That was when, they experienced, Genesis 3:15. Which brings about what can’t be explained by human rationality.

“You are Peter, and upon this rock, I will build My church! And, the gates of Hades will not prevail against it! (cp. Matthew 16:18). There are many, and perhaps, I’ll address some more of them latter.

Once the blood dipped body of Christ has erased the cursed that separated the created from the Creator.

Then life takes on a new redemptive focus; whereby, we the redeemed take the Christ message of redemption to all places where Jesus Himself would go. (cp. Luke 10:1).

He has been there because the redeemed are picturesque of Peter, as being rock solid individuals. Who have no need for cement palaces held together by steel rods, and made pretty with stained glass windows.

Because each of the redeemed is that Christ built church. Christ is the church, who was seen by John, as that body dipped in blood. That even hell can not prevail against.

We know that hell will always make gallant attempts to prevail against us; His body, the church.

But without success, though many have, and others will have to make the ultimate death sacrifice. Because Jesus said, “The servant is not greater than his master.” (cp. John 13:16a).

Christians in America know little about persecutions as followers of Jesus. That experience may change with persecutions, prosecutions, and death becoming a common experience because of allegiance to Jesus Christ.

For this discussion; this is what, we the redeemed are. We are flesh and blood, absent concrete, steel rods and wood. Not made fancy by decorative interior ornaments or church steeples beautified by stained glass windows.

But rather, our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, whom we have from God. Willing to go the distance for Jesus, no matter what the personal cost.

The redeemed didn’t come  to redemption free. We were bought with a price. We are not free spirits, who do our own thing. Rather we are commanded to glorify God in our bodies (His church) and in our spirit (His presence). (cp. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Hopefully, the question has been answered. what chance does the lamb have for victory over a wolf? Every chance because the promise is eternal. “The gates of hell will not prevail against My church, the redeemed.” (cp. Matthew 16:18b). Doesn’t get any more powerful than that!

In addition; as the discussion continued, the mystic power of the Word was discussed, as a weapon from God.

Concluding with the significance of the name of Peter. The name of fortitude built around character. And character is underlined by knowing, who we are, and life’s purpose. Through the embodiment of Christ in and through the redeemed.

Four discussions have been put together; as a package for spiritual understanding. and growth. Allowing the Christ harvester to slay the wolf. And thus reaping a bountiful harvest for the Lord of the harvest. (cp. Luke 10:1-3).

But, this needs to be understood. Because Jesus said it, “The servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.” (cp. John 15:20).

Through out our scriptures, the lamb is picturesque of blood sacrifices. In that Christ Himself was bloodied; as a sacrifice, think not that the redeemed, will not experience the same fate. Especially when the redeemed, venture out to make the world Christ accountable.

May God be gracious, and bring us together to fight some necessary battles. For that to happen, the redeemed must be the embodiment of the aforementioned scriptures.

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see it sense it do it

It has been said, “That if one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams. Then endeavors to live the life which imagined. They will meet that end with surprising success.”

Here is a simple formula that everyone can apply as an endeavor to make the world a better place. And its guaranteed to have surprising success.

Folks are hurting everywhere; thus they need Jesus, but they don’t want to hear a bunch of religious crap. So try this; live the life, and the life will walk the talk. And, whenever possible offer a helping hand.

Realization of ones imagined life is an intellectual process combined through the spiritual. It’s what made America great through our founding father’s. And it worked for its citizenry; right through to recent times, then gradually it slipped away. Today, it’s just about extinct.

Liberty, and prosperity are, so interconnected that they are just about indistinguishable. Therefore, Paul pleaded, “I urge you by the mercies of God; to present yourself as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. Don’t be conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is that good, acceptable and perfect will of God. (cp. Romans 12:1-2).

There are many ways to accomplish that imagined walk. Sometimes it works best by being silent. By letting the fragrance within you do the talking. Note: “Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among the saved, and among those who are perishing. (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

Paul was applying the above truth as an evangelist, but it’s just as applicable for all other morally correct endeavors.

But there is a caveat, it’s necessary to be integral member of our Christ family. If you can nod your head in agreement, Blessings! If not one of us, join us, by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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enemies of success pt 36

Many who have labored for the good of others find themselves vilified as the calendar rolls the months into years.

In the previous discussion Job was seen as highly respected person because of his untiring efforts to help others. That was when no one knows with certainty, how many yesterdays had captured his calendar of life. (cp. Job 29:1-25).

Though it could have been his disrespect for the elderly. Some of God’s commandments are everlasting such as honor and respect for ones parents. For it is written, “Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD has given you.” (cp. Exodus 20:12).

There is every reason to suspect revenge had gripped the younger generations for the way Job treated their parents. Job complains, “But now they treat me with contempt, who are younger, and whose fathers I considered unworthy to be put with my sheep dogs. Of what use is the strength of their hands to me? Of what profit are these men to me? Has not ripe ripe age made them unprofitable as employees?”verses 1-2.

“They are diseased from lack of food and shelter. They pluck eatable substances from the trees. They plunk what they can from the bushes. Even the roots of trees are their foods, verses 3-4.

They were driven away by prosperous socialites, and looked upon as thieves. They had to find shelter wherever they could. In unthinkable places by the standards of respected society, verses 5-8.

Then something happened through Divine Providence no doubt. It’s His handy work that makes what goes around come around. Meaning there are consequences for all behaviors!

What follows is Job’s experiences from the echelons prosperous socialites while he was once one of them. But now, Job has gone from riches to rags. Suddenly Job finds himself as being their taunting song. Yes, I am their byword. They abhor me, they keep far from me. They do not hesitate to spit in my face, verses 9-10).

Job has the forth with all to know that the God, who allowed him to become prosperous, has now turned the tables on him. Job puts it in Jobian like terms, “He has loosed my bowstring and afflicted me. All previous restraints by You have been removed. Only the rubble of my past endures. They have made it impossible for me to regain lost wealth. They have become an unstoppable destructive power, verses 11-12.

They break up my path, they promote my calamity. And it appears, that they have no helper. Terror has gripped me. My honor has been chased away as through a strong wind. My prosperity has passed away as a moving cloud. Now my soul is poured out because of my depleted circumstances. The verses 13-15.

The days of afflictions have taken their toll in multiple ways. It’s like a collar cast upon me. I have become like nothing, but more than a pile of ashes, verses 16-19.

In desperation like most, Job call to God, and plays the blame game. “I call to You, but You do not answer. I stand up, and you just gaze at me. You have turned against me and You are cruel. With the might of Your hand you oppose me. It’s like You have lifted me up to the winds making me ride them. You have spoiled my successes. I know that you will cause me to experience death, and then to the house appointed for all living,” verses 20-23.

(Shelo (cp. Luke 19:16-31). Gives a very detailed description of what occurs as the soul and spirit exits the body. A recommended read and study.

“Surely You would not stretch out Your hand against a heap of ruins? When anyone cries out before death is experienced, verse 24.

Job reminds the Almighty, “Have I not wept for them who where in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor? But when I looked for good, evil came to me; and when I waited for light, then came darkness,” verses 25-26.

My heart is in turmoil and cannot rest; days of affliction confront me. I mourn for sunlight. I stand up and cry in the assembly, and cry for help, verses 27-28.

“I am a brother to Jackals, and a companion to ostriches. My skin grows black, and peels from me. My bones are burned with heat. Therefore my harp has turned to mourning, and my pipe of those who weep, verses 29-31.

This discussion was developed from Job 30:1-31, with supporting scriptures. Through critical analytical interpretations.

With this discussion we have seen the two faces of Job. From being helpful to being cruel. Then pleading his case with God by elaborating upon  his goodness while not mentioning his cruelties. Human nature is what it is, complex. Which doesn’t erase our need for redemption, it enhances our need for redemption.

It all starts by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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lives well lived pt 35

Yesterdays discussion focused on the ways most know as the way it is. But, ends in the ways most disadvantageous.

Job uses himself as an example, however, it can be made appropriate with perhaps adjustments made here and there for our era. After all that’s how scriptures should be read and applied, when applicable.

Oh that things could be as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me. When His lamp provided light, and, I lived by it. Then I was in the prime of my life. When friendship with God, and His ways were my ways. I was happiest then because my children were around me. It was as though my steps were bathed with cream, and streams of oil made my way easy, verses 2-6.

That was a time when I was highly respected. From the children to most highly esteemed within the community. No one challenged me. Because everyone, benefited through my entrepreneurship. And, all that made me very happy. Why? I help the poor, who needed help. Which included the fatherless, who had no one to help them.  Being destitute, they would not have been able to survive. That caused the hearts of widows to sing with joy, verses 7-13.

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice served as a robe and turban. I served as eyes for the blind and feet to the lame. I voluntarily served as a father to them all. And I searched for those, whom I did not know. I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked their prey from their midst, verses 14-17.

Then I reasoned, I will die in my own house, so multiply my days, as the sand on the beach. Spread my root out to the waters, and let the dew rest on my branches. My satisfaction is fresh within me, and my bow is renewed in my hand, verses 18-20.

People have listened, and waited for my counsel. And when received, there was no need for any additional explanation. They waited for me as for rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rains. I smiled at them, when they had no confidence. They didn’t reject the light on my face. I chose the way for them, and sat as chief. I lived as a king over the army, as one who comforts the mourners, verses 21-25.

This discussion was developed from Job 29: 2-25. By critical analytical interpretation.

Commendable aspirations to model in a 21st century manner. Easy said, but difficult to achieve. However, that’s exactly what Jesus did, but it works best for those who are apart of His family. Because there is a unexplainable sense of unity with Him, and His purpose for us.

If you can identify with the unexplainable, blessings! If not, start the journey by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the unity, so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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revolving rendezvous pt 19

Job is tired of being brow beaten by those whom he thought were his friends, the last of them being Zophar. So now Job turns to chastising Zophar, and no doubt it was also meant for Eliphaz and Bildad.

“Stop berating me Zophar, I’ve had enough, and you can’t say anything that I have not heard over and over again and again!” After all, “I am in no way inferior to you intellectually or spiritually!”

“If I thought that there were any merit in the tirades against me, I would petition the Almighty and try to reason with Him. But you, and the others are forgers of the truth. All of you are far less than you realize, and who have no value to me. Show your intelligence by being silent!”

Make no mistake about what I’m about to say. “Will you continue speak deceitfully to God about me? He will search for you, and expose you for what you are betrayers of me with the intent to deceive Him. He will surely chastise you because you show partiality to deceit! His majesty will make you afraid because His anger will fall upon you! Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes. Any defense you offer will be defenses like clay!”

“Be silent! Leave me alone for what will be will be. The greatest error that I could make is to but my welfare in your hands! Should He take my life, then I will have no hope. Until then, I will live my life as it is before Him! This will be my salvation, that godless people cannot expect His help!”

Listen carefully to what I have to say. Let it ring clearly in your ears. “I know that the Almighty sees me favorably because I am righteous. Will any of you now contend with me? If so, then I will give up my spirit.”

“Avoid to doing two of the following to me. If you do that then I will stop avoiding you. Withdraw your abusive tongues, and stop using your tongues to terrorize me! Thinking that it’ll make me afraid!”

“Then you can confront me, and I will answer you. Or let me speak, and then you can answer me. Take the lead and number my errors and sins. Show me my avenues of disobedience to Him, and how that disobedience was sinful.”

“Why are you avoiding me. and why do you consider me your enemy? Will you harass a leaf driven by the wind that becomes dry stubble? You write hatefully about me, as though you don’t like me. You don’t have to go any further, for I know that I am like a garment that is moth eaten.”

This discussion was developed from Job 13:1-28 through analytical interpretation or exegesis.

Life has it ups and downs, and sometimes friends come and go, and then return through a process of mutual reconciliation.

The aforementioned discussion could be seen as being picturesque of us, as we move through life’s hazardous road ways. Being argumentative with friends as to what behaviors are lets say moral or immoral.

But what barometer can be used to make such conclusions. Job argues it is God, and Job felt confident that God would see him as being righteous concerning his lifestyle. And if not then he would welcome death.

Pretty bold statement for Job to make, nevertheless everyone can make such a statement but its conditional upon being one with Christ. So if you are not one with Christ, follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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the whereabouts of death – A

Death the last encounter one engages in during their lives here on plant earth. It’s as mysterious as it is controversial. Because science has studied this phenomenon for eons of time. And, these great minds can’t agree upon a unanimous definition for death. Other than to agree that all humans will eventually die. Case closed? Not by any means!

All profound quandaries are solved through our Biblical scriptures. Concerning death it’s recorded that through one man death entered the world. (cp. Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12).

But, through the same Breath mercy followed. (cp. Romans 5:18-19).

But for some of us, death isn’t mysterious or controversial. A major concern occurs that when death is pronounced, has death really occurred? Some argue not always! Because they argue studies have shown that some people pronounced, as dead where prepared for burial while still alive. While others clinically dead, but for some reason escaped a quick trip to the mortuary. Giving credence to the adage rush them to mortuary before the corpse grows cold.

All that stirred my awareness that the issues should be discussed. And as a result some just sleeping may escape death. Because once the mortician gets them, if not dead, soon they will be. That is not said to suggest that fowl play is a factor. It’s more about ignorance concerning death.

Most don’t understand, or know, that there is a life force within us. And it’s distinctly separated from ones shell, or body which in itself has no life.

For simplicity purposes of identification, it’s our Creators Spirit. And that Spirit gives life to the unborn fetus, often referred to as the unborn’s umbilical cord.

Which in itself, when understood is quite miraculous. Because it’s the life force which transfer oxygen to the unborn fetus, and transfer waste from the unborn fetus.

Many do not intimately know this Padre! So for clarity purposes, he does not get involved with religious babel. Because it’s self centered, and most often promotes non-biblical dogma. Which just alienates the public, from what they need most, Jesus Christ.

But, for this discussion the exception is the rule. Every time a fetus is intentionally aborted it’s the process of murdering God! Because, God is the force that allows life. So not only did society find a way to brutally crucify His Son. The murder continues today through every human caused abortion.

What God instructed Moses to write from that mountain top centuries ago, and it’s very relevant today! “You shall not murder!” (cp. Exodus 20:13).

Discussion to be continued tomorrow.

Not one of us? Join our Christ family through the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10, then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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walks of various kinds

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild the house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on. You knew that those jobs needed doing, and so you are not surprised.

But presently, He starts redesigning  the house in a way that hurts abominably and does not make any sense. What exactly is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought about throwing out. He is creating a new wing here, putting an extra floor there. Running up towers here and there along with several courtyards.

You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage. But He is building a palace. And He intends to come, and live in it Himself, C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

That’s always the way it is after one gets acquainted with what happened, when one encounters His life changing powers. The Apostle Paul put it this way, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they have become new creations. The old things have passed away. Behold! All things have become new.” (cp, 2 Corinthians 5:17).

And as time passes on, and one looks back, and remembers the old. The change put simply, remarkable! Like, “What do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own. For you were bought with a price, therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (cp, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Wow! Digest that because it’s awesome.

The following seems mean, but it isn’t, it’s just very practical. Interwoven is a new reality that brings an unique compassion for all people outside of the influence of God’s love and compassion. It’s about a self imposed caveat which brings with it a special aroma which will be shared.

“Don’t be unequally associated with unbelievers, for what fellowship does righteousness have with unrighteousness? Or what association does light have with darkness?

What agreement does the temple of God have with (nothingness) Belial? For you are the temple of the living God. Even as God said, “I will dwell in them, and walk with them. I will be there God, and they shall be my people.” Therefore, ‘Come out from among them and be separate,’ says the Lord. ‘Be careful with your associations, and I will be with you! And, I will be your Father, and you shall be My daughters and sons,'” says the Lord Almighty. (cp. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Now that self declared caveat. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are saved and those who are perishing.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

Not one of us? Join our Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then note verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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tough road to hoe

“The true Christian was intended by Christ to prove all things by the word of God. All churches, all clergy, all ecclesiastical professors. Making sure all doctrines, sermons, writings, opinions and practices could be supported by examination of the scriptures.”

“These are His marching orders. Prove all by the Word of God; measure all by the means of the Bible; compare all with the  standard of the Bible; weigh all in the balance of the Bible; examine all by the light of the Bible; test all in the crucible of the Bible.”

“That which cannot survive the fire of Biblical examination, reject, repudiate and cast away. This is the flag which He nailed to the mast. May it never be lowered!” John Wycliffe.

And by so doing you will be not among the throngs of the centuries, who failed to heed the Apostle Paul’s exhortation in behalf of Jesus, “Let no one deceive with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the people of disobedience.” (cp. Ephesians 5:6).

And now you know why the world is in such a mess. A mess that the world community might not ever recover from. Because Jesus said, “These things are the beginning of sorrows.” (cp. Matthew 24:8).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

 

 

trust and perseverance

“Twant me!” “Twas the Lord I always tell them and I trust Him. I don’t know where to go, or what to do, but I expected Him to lead me and He always did,” Harriet Tubman.

Harriet was born into slavery, but she escaped, and subsequently made some thirteen dangerous missions to rescue seventy enslaved people. Using the underground of antislavery activist, and safe houses known as the underground railroad.

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (cp. 2 chronicles 16:9).

Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, and trust also in Him, and He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. (cp, Psalms 37:3-6).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.