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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
7:39 pm
[revmary]
Great Book to read
If you are looking for an inspirational Book, that's and excellent read, Read The Shack: Where Tragedy confrants Eternity by Wm. Paul Young

This is an excellent story that will aid you to discover things that you never realized about God.

It's good for anyone. But, if you have ever lost a child. You should get this book and read it.

Check out the website: theshackbook.com for forums, Willi's blog and to find out about the Missy Project.


Go in Peace
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
11:48 pm
[revmary]
crossposting here
Oprah Winfrey , spiritual advisor????


Hmmm....


She is backing Barak Obama for president...

Rev. Wright was/is Obama's pastor....for now...

Oprah Winfrey is supposedly so loved my the world...

She proclaims this do good works, miracle, angel network, random acts of kindness thing....

I don't believe she's a christian...Not, taking the net things about her into account either, 1996 was my eye opener about her! If She's new age, no surprise here...

Back to she being a spiritual advisor...


president Obama...some are saying anti-christ...because of the charismatic presense and expressive speeches...he's a talker...talks of peace...sue the apoctolypic image of the rider on the white horse carrying no arrows...

Oprah , Obama's new Spiritual advisor...since Rev. Wright happened for him?


president Obama---antichrist?
False Prophet---Oprah Winfrey?

Hmmm...just thinking out loud...

Wonder is anyone else is seeing this comparison?

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
4:24 pm
[revmary]
School of Christian Mission Info
If you really want to know the truth about Israel and Palestine!

They are being so used as a political piece , both Israeli-jews and Isreali-arabs.

Women and Children are the easy targets.

(Isreali-arab-christians) have been Christians since 33 AD. But, they were displaced in 1967 too.

Imagine if you will someone comes to you and says, go away for two weeks, you can come back to your home, you grow olives, oranges...so, you believe them...then they won't let you come back home!

It's Like Me telling one of my myspace pals, I like your house, so get out, I am talking it. You'd fight you your home.

One girl was delayed in an airport, a christian arab, she has Cerebral Palsy, they even took away her maxi pad...she was left to bleed all over herself for 3 hours, and had to go on the plane like that...she was looked at like disgusting...She was a modest christian girl, to make her look like that is terrible.

An elderly jewish lady, holocast victim was stripped searched at the same airport. Women are easy victims , they like to soil them because they are modest!

A Young Boy was shot in the belly with a rubber bullet, he survived, but the NEWS AP erased the tape...The Mission people got the proof amd tried to get CNN and FOX in on it, they stated this wasn't news worthy.

We are being LIED TO USA! Check this out, it's reputable!
Friday, August 11th, 2006
2:37 am
[revmary]
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Media Preachers...I smell Jim Baker, Oral Roberts and Benny Hinn here...

Just some food for thought guys...I found this old Video....

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, June 30th, 2006
8:10 pm
[revmary]
Well, another couple united in marriage...
Today was Gary and Alice's day( not their real names) .  This 20 something couple with three children(hers) in tow and His Father and Mother came to the parsonage to exchange their vows.  They just wanted a something intimate.  

Yes, in today's culture, people remarry...counseling with a remarriage is different , yet similiar to the first timer.  When a couple wants a church wedding or a pastor to officiate, what they say is, GOD we want you in the marriage first....I ask them that first off in counseling.  Yes, sometimes we come to one another with past baggage...but Christ's love is big enough to clear it.  All we can say, even if we have reservations is that you know the commitment is serious and marriage takes work, if you have troubles, call me...or another pastor...don't let it go unresolved.  

I have performed 10 wedding ceremonies now...ready to start counting on the toes.  (haha)  I have heard some pastors say, " I rather do a funeral anyday, than a wedding!"  Well, both a beautiful times that we , as pastors are allowed to share with people.  But, I like doing weddings. 

I guess color me one of those UMC Pastors that the Baptist preachers say, those UMC's will marry anybody!  But, with our motto of Open Hearts, Open Doors and Open minds...hmmmm

Besides, God has entrusted me with the commisioning of spreading the gospel, ministering to His people, loving them unconditionally....I pray and Fast over each couple, asking God for His words in counseling pre maritial...If they want to marry...and I don't do it...Am I responsibble for their continued  "living in sin" in premaritial relations.  Yes, I had some reservations concerning this couple, too personal to mentioned here, however, Jesus spoke to me, " What if My Father said, tomorrow July 1st you're coming back on that cloud to gather your church?  What if I didn't perform this ceremony, and they would be living in sinful pre maritial relationship...Responsibility on my shoulders, because I could have got that straightened.  

This Couple has rededicated their live, and are putting God first...so, How can I judge.. I can't...
I know some pastors would disagree...and say you don't have to marry everyone who comes to you...and I don't...I drug my feet in counseling sessions...they couldn't wait and got someone else...I didn't tell them no, I drug feet...well, it lasted two month...discernment allowed God to handle it, so I wouldn't have to say no by dragging my feet.

Now, that I have randomly wandered....my question...Any pastors here ever done a simple wedding in their parsonage.?   
Monday, May 8th, 2006
3:53 pm
[revmary]
First, My apoligies for being so long completing this Series. But, perhaps, things are meant in God's time and you all needed to review, reflect on the other 6 decisions...this ties it all up.
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The Last Decision: Making the persistant decision (presevering)

Scriptures: John 20: 1-18, Revelations 3: 7-13; Rev. 3:17; Rev. 2:3

I. Read first Rev. 2:3 and Rev. 3:17 in your Bibles.
-These passages are about overcoming
Let's review: The Decisions we need to make.
1. The Responcible Decision- the buck stops here.
2. The Guided Decsion- Seeking Wisdom
3. The Active Decision-being an active person
4. The Certain Decision- having a decided heart.
5. The joyful Decision- The choice to be happy.
6. The compassionate Decision- Having a forgiving spirit, forgiving yourself.

Now, all these decisions are fabulous and I do hope you all have made these decisions thus far.
But, as good as these are. This 7th one is most important, it ties all the others up. It completes the package in other words. If we don't make a persistant decision- perhaps like the seed planted on rocky soil, shallow soil we could be in trouble if this decision doesn't complete our decision making!
-I don't want to whither, do you?

Let's look at some examples of people. Rev. 2:3 Church of Ephesia at one time o.k. but they are dead, living on a reputation. Think about if you have houseplants and you don't water them regularly? What happens to them...maybe this example hits too close, LOL, I forget to water mine , also.

Rev 3:17 Church of Sardis- were totally wiped out by persecution by Rome. But, the ultimate Preservation/ overcoming is provided in this example...Sticking to your guns/beliefs and recieving heavenly reward.

* Here's two reactions...overcoming-presevering...We can't just be Gung Ho in the beginning and rest and let someone else to the work! I know, we all grow up and hear the infamous perminent record card that follows you from high school...but, does it really mean alot...I have have jobs, that didn't care about it. reputation, now, I don't belittle it. It's good to have good standing in life...but what are you doing now? In the here? That's what God will ask.
Also, Sardis, strived, presevered, maybe they all died...but they got the ultimate overcoming. They didn't love this so much it hindered their decision making. See, this world isn't home. Sacramento, Cincinnati, Virginia are just motel 6. Heaven is our real home. Sometimes, we forget that fact. maybe Ephesia needed that reminder?

II. John 20:1-18

Resurrection Power! When I look at this passage, Jesus is the complete, ultimate overcomer! Beat, Bloody, tired, mocked, dehydrated, sufficating, and eventually dying...to dead....then on the third day HE LIVES! Not, many people are resurrected, only Jesus in this manner. The "secret of the resurrection power- Jesus overcame and now WE have Access! To God for personal relationship and to power...power that we may not understand...grasp...only in God's revealing time when it's right for us personally. See, God not putting things on us we can't stand isn't just for the negative things...you don't send a third grader to Calculus class! They couldn't handle it.
But, Take heart, we have the example for preseverance Rev. 3:7-13 The Church of Philadelphia- persistant even though they are little. God will raised them up to show the others, this is how I wanted it done! Being Faithful.
Now, I like Paul's desciption of Faith in the Book of Romans...Faith is Fidelios in Latin. Maybe you think of Banks, Fidelity( trustworthy, obedient are words to come to mind). Blind Faith---but more importantly OBEDIENT FAITH, LOYAL FAITH...FAITH BECAUSE YOU LOVE THE FATHER AND WANT TO. The Latins have a deeper defination of Faith and Love than the greeks. Faith that goes all the way.
See why making a decision and sticking to it is so important! God doesn't want sacrifice He wants Obedience.

III.

** Remember, That you were created with the ability to be a World Changer, Every Decision you make, every action you take...matters...However, the converse is also true, every decision you don't make...every action you don't take matters just as much.**

Lt. Joshua Chamberlain was a Union Soldier officer in the American Civil War. He wasn't really trained in Miltitary. He was just a Maine School Teacher. But, He was place in the heat of battle on that hill in Gettysburg with confederate soldiers coming. His Decision and action to Charge changed the outcome not only of the battle, but perhaps the war. The South was defeated at Gettysburg and surrendered at Appomattox, VA. If he hadn't said " CHARGE". The United Stated would probably look like European countries...World War 1, World War 2 would have been different since the USA wouldn't have been a superpower. Desert Storm , War in Iraq now, and Saddam's capture would not be the same. See, the decision that ONE WORD made in 1860's on people today.

This is an example to show you that you don't even have an inkling how one person's word/action can have an effect! And it shows that we are all connected!

The Ripple felt years from now? A butterfly effect- a butterfly can flap it's wings over Africa , air molecules move, a hurricane can occur in the Gulf of Mexico. This is true Physicist proven that in the 1990's.

We can take all these decisions and be WORLD CHANGERS!

Agree with this, the Resurrection Power we now have access to.

Overcome. Presevere. Don't give up! Don't let NO exist to you!
Friday, April 7th, 2006
4:11 pm
[revmary]
Sermon Message
(Having a forgiving Spirit, forgiving self)

I. On Having a forgiving Spirit-

Define Forgiveness-
Forgiveness is the overcoming of negative affect and judgment toward the offender, not by denying ourselves the right to such affect and judgment, but by endeavoring to view the offender with benevolence, compassion, and even love, while recognizing that he or she has abandoned the right to them. The important parts of this definition are as follows: a) one who forgives has suffered a deep hurt, thus showing resentment; b) the offended person has a moral right to resentment but overcomes it nonetheless; c) a new response to the other accrues, including compassion and love; d) this loving response occurs despite the realization that there is no obligation to love the offender (Subkoviak, Enright, Wu, Gassin, Freedman, Olson, Sarinopoulos, 1992, p.3).

That's probably a fancy way of saying it. But, what does to forgive mean to you in real life? To say I forgive someone.

Matthew 8: 21-25
Peter is curous- now we may know from Peter's action of previous-he may have gotten hot under the collar somewhat, speaking out first, not thinking...so he asks Jesus How many times do I have to forgive? The famous 7 times 70 answer of Jesus...

Now that didn't mean Peter could keep a tally 490 times is all that I am forgiving a person! Deeper meaning NEVER STOP forgiving. If someone hurts you, forgive them.

I think In this society today, WE DON'T like to hear this teaching of Jesus! Turn the other cheek philosophy. We still want blood, revenge, eye for an eye or tooth for a tooth under the law! My personal opinion To go to War for a just cause is commedable...but pre emptive strikes...aren't conveying turh the other cheek ministry of Jesus here. Here is an example:

My Seminary Professor teaching Sunday School for Adults, he was teaching Jesus' Teachings in a Lutheran Church. Turn the other cheek came up, and of course A Evangelic Christians' decision to make war. Premptive...This Lady said Jesus was WRONG in His teaching on the war! WOW, How Brazen, Jesus is Wrong??? WOW, more than I could think about.

This is just an example of us today, we don't like this forgiveness , turn the other cheek philosophy. Why not? We are supposed to be Christ imitators? Right. Jesus never mumbled a word and die on the cross, if anyone had a right to Kill all there...was Him...but He didn't. Never stop forgiving.

Even though It's hard, making the decision to be compassionate and having a forgiving spirit is a must in becoming a World Changer!

But, even as hard as it is. Forgiving others is easier than my #2 point here.

II. Forgiving yourself

2 Cor. 2:7-10

Paul is telling the jewish christian not to place burdens on Gentiles they can't handle as new converts...meaning dietary law and circumcison.

Something we are out own worst enemy. We come to christ and ask for His forgiveness, then we listen to satan lie to us and we want to believe that we can't be saved, really...Would God really forgive the things I did? YES HE DID...But, satan wants you not to believe it. Why is it so hard for us to forgive yourself? Satanic lies....media...society expectations probably all contribute...But, we need to go and refresh the decision to be Happy here....don't let satan lie to you...God created you special, He loves you, He is so happy that you have come to believe in his Son and accepted Him and made confession with your mouth Jesus is Lord! You can have intimacy in Him. It's so precious, don't let Devil steal it.


When satan tries to beat you up remember this Luke 23:24 Father forgive them they know not what they do.

Now, Jesus entered Jerusalem with palms and praises only to have some of those same people shout out crucify Him on Friday! He willingly took the stripes, beat practically till the point of death, hardly in any condition to stand before Pilate, he stood not mumbling a word...accepting totally the cross...the suffering...and most of all OUR SIN...even the Passion of the Christ movie cannot really even begin to portray.

Jesus didn't just forgive those mocking and killing Him then and there. But, that statement is for ALL, especially us in this time. Jesus before any of us before we were born-forgave us because we don't know what we do either. Fantastic power in that one verse. Remember it, when satanic lies begin.

If Jesus forgave you 2000 years ago approximately. When you didn't exist yet, no less. Believe this wholly!

Now, if Jesus forgive you...forgive yourself!

Make the decision to be compassionate! This Decision and the others will make you a World Changer!


" You were created with the ability to be a World Changer...Every decision you make...Every action you take...matters...However, the converse it also true...Every Decision you don't make and Every action you don't take Matters just as Much!"
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
1:58 pm
[revmary]
Go To for lessons 4 and 5 for lenten bible study in:

1nightwithaking
Friday, March 24th, 2006
3:16 pm
[revmary]
This was given to me by one of my parrishiners. Les is a wonderful ole soul, diligent servant od GOD. He wrote these. Yes, he's an OLD KJV(King James Version) Bible Person, hence the use of -eth and flavor of this. I Thought I would post this and Corss post in Operation Jesus. Use this if you want, but Please give this write , an 87 year young man credit.


"Family Beatitudes"

Blessed is the family that honoreth the Lord. That loves to worship side by side with hearts of one accord.

Blessed are the parents who will ever lead the way and bring there children to the Lords House on the Sabbath Day.

Blessed is the family that finds no greater thrill, than jointing hands in Christian Love to do the Master's Will.

Blessed is the family that daily bows in prayer and of the increase of their toil, will give the Lord His share.

Blessed is the family that taketh great delight in making their home more than a shelter for the night.

Blessed is the Family that bears a common load, of laughs and plays together as they travel on life's road.

Blessed is the family where peace, joy abound, and where distrust and greediness are never to be found.

Blessed is the Family that maketh God their choice; in whatsoever, plans they draw will listen to his voice.

by Les Leath
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
10:03 pm
[revmary]
Hello
I did too. I am tired from my drive to Wilmore...(Asbury)
But, the day was good.

But, Chapel was great. Dr. Herbert McGonigle an ordained minister of the Nazerine, and senior Lecturer in Church History, Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Nazerine Theological College, and director of the Newly estab. Manchester Wesley research center. He's originally from N. Ireland. He lives in London Now. He has several published books William Cooke ok Entire Sanctification, Scriptural Holiness: the Wesley Distinctive; John Wesley and the Moravians, John Wesley's Doctrine of Prevenient Grace, Ans Sufficent Saving Grace John welsey's evangelical Arminianism.

He told us to Read "The Burning Heart" I forget who the author was.

His Scripture was Phill. 3:4b-11 and The Word Is proclaimed was addressing The Orthodoxy without the Fire is nothing. Desiring the Ressurection Power.

I met some Visitors to Asbury from LA (Louisanna tech's WesleyFDN) They were three cool guys.
They are planning of attending Asbury.

Current Mood: tired
Friday, February 10th, 2006
1:28 pm
[revmary]
Cool Runnings
Title of Sermon this week " Cool Runnings?!?!"

1 Cor. 9: 24-27

9:24 Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.

9:25 Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.

9:26 So I do not run aimlessly, nor do I box as though beating the air;

9:27 but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.



Sermon Notes:

-starting off with Paul and Corinthians time Olympics then. Example some people in Church then, maybe went to Mt. Olympus to watch the games. History told here. The Games were played about 8 miles from Corinth within a year of this particular letter Paul wrote. Perhaps, as pastors today go to Athletics events with parrishiners or to see one play. Sounds like Paul has seen these games and Definitely His congregation, or some of them did. Paul Maybe saw the boxing match there?

-tying in with, kind of neat this passage is now, the Winter Olympics.

-Emphasis 9:26 "Boxing the air" Paul must have seen boxing? hmmm. I think about playing around and boxing air, alot of kids do it. The image they have of being a great boxer. But, if opposition comes there's two hits- one hitting them and them hitting the floor. They weren't really prepared,properly trained,equipped, it was for show.
-Is the church complacent like this? Boxing air, for show. Paul doesn't want them to be. Pastors don't either for today's church. What does that playing like really prove? Nothing to God.
-When you think about 1 Cor. 13 can be emphasized here- With LOVE, true Love. Really doing in Love, or just for Show(Valentine Message for the day)
-back to 9:24-25, 27 I use the "cool runnings" example, the Jamacian Bobsled tean back in the 1988. Jamaica would even have one? Tropical there. Even though things didn't line up and obvious affirmations in line- they did it somehow. They made the Olympics. Yeah, they didn't win a gold medal, but just the fact they made it was like a win for them. In the movie they protrayed them walking their bobsled across the finish line...Bobsled is a timed race, when a bobsled tears up...hopeless, right? but those four men picked up their bobsled and walked across the finish line. Yeah, maybe a slow time, but they finished the race.

-I think, that's one of Paul's points here. Strive to do your best, even in terrible conditions, finish the race, Don't Quit! Quitters Never Win!

-The Other point Athletes exercies, Church we can't sit on our Laurels(pun). Exercise spiritually- Pray! Study God's Word! Put it into practice Daily.

-Why? Because we might not be like a Michelle Kwan and get to have another Olympic try. We may just get one chance.

-Time is of the essence, we can't Air Box, be for show, Church exercise-be trained,equipped. Yes, this may be an effort, punishing the body like athletes to. NO PAIN, NO GAIN, right? This passage stresses Paul others where he speaks of taking up the cross daily, suffering for Christ, with Christ, in Christ.

-This week Valentine's Day comes, and as your hearts turn to your loved ones, Husbands,Wives, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Family; Think about REAL LOVE and PASSION. Sometimes we use those words synonamously, Passion or Passio in greek means suffering...In true Love and finding it, striving for it Winning it, there is pain to gain...point to think about.

-Just as the athletics train most of their lives for this " Olympic Moment" Most one get One time.

Run your race.
Strive for the Prize.
Exercise.
Don't be for show.
Keep it real for the Lord.
As not to be disqualified.
Saturday, February 4th, 2006
11:21 pm
[revmary]
With all the Hype concerning the superbowl, how people who don't even like football get all excited and attend superbowl parties. It's a part of pop culture. If the Church good evangelize and revive people to excitement like it. WHEW! So, that's part of why God laid this week's sermon to do in this manner.
We are visual people-and when we can relate the bible to real life-people can understand better,I know I do.
God Bless you.

( Imagine in your mind , if you will the front pulpit area prepared for Worship. I playing field masked off, Shoulder pads,pads, Cleats, and Helmut on the pulpit rail being displayed, The Cross standing in an endzone draped with the church year color cloths, and a football placed strategicly,a set of pom poms placed on the kneeling place, three signs which say First and 10, First and Goal, and First for God)
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Ephesians 6:10-20 (NKJV)

The Whole Armor of God

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

*Now, another translation uses "tactics" in this verse. As I reflected on this and God told me to utilize the superbowl images and the outfit of a player. I thought, hmmm, God. Then He told me, some churches use SUPERSOUL, of SOUPER BOWL Lunches to help the needy.
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11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

* Football teams like the two which will play today, Have tactics, plans a game plan so to speak. The Coaches , Assistant Coaches and Quarterbacks study out tactics, the oppositions usual mode of play.
* Well we as the body of Believers have to start thinking this way. Study, prayer...to know "the oppositions" usual game. Now, this Doesn't mean we are making light of Christianity, using this example. For we KNOW this isn't a game to be frivilously done. But, we can make analogies and comparisions to aid in our understanding. Of Course, Our Gameplan comes from God's Holy Word. Like the Coaches playbook---our playbook The Bible, it's all there Life's instructions of the truth.

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14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

* Now as you reflect on the items in the Worship area:
The football player needs protection- The Pads and Shoulder pads remind me of the Breastplate of Righteousness, The Football like a sword-instrument, Cleats cover and protect feet and give the leverage and traction to speedly take the player when he needs to go, shield of Faith- the players that protect the quarterback, and lastly mentioned but not least a helmut- the fooball helmut is the salvation from a head injury.
* we know now, we don't fight against flesh and blood, but the things unseen-spiritual. We can take the symbolism of these items and relate them to things biblical. We need to be covered completely with ALL the protection that the Lord provides. And He provides or euqips us! Point to remember!
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18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

*Paul here is praying for them. And he wants their prayers.
*Prayers are essential to us, believers.
*God---through Jesus the intercessor, we can go to anytime!
*However, it doesn't stop there, we NEED to pray,support,and Encourage one another.

*Cheerleaders are the Ambassadors of a football team. We can be Cheerleaders or PRAYERLEADERS I like to call it for one another. Enoucraging, supporting one another.

* So, Body of Believers It's game day. Are you ready, to so Put me in Coach(Heavenly Father) I am Ready to GO, FIGHT, WIN for you!
* God has given you free will, you can play varsity, first string---or sit on the bench!
* Personally, I said ,YES! Coach(Heavenly Father) I am ready to rumble!

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(Now, as a really close this sermon in the Pulpit, I have asked 4 little girls who who pee wee cheerleaders to dress in their uniforms. They will Do the Cheer Gimme a J(J) E (E) S (S) U (U) S (S)!
And the final Closing will be them cheer singing:

It's all over, It is Finished! (Pointing to Heaven) HE WON!

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This is the word of God for the People of God,
Praise be to God
Amen

Current Mood: snowy
Saturday, January 21st, 2006
1:39 pm
[i_like_birdss]
Another Wesley Community
Hey Everyone. The MSU Wesley Foundation formed a LJ community entitled wesley_lounge. We discuss things that are on our mind about faith, God, issues, etc.


Please feel free to join.

http://community.livejournal.com/wesley_lounge/
Thursday, January 12th, 2006
12:54 pm
[slucitygirle]
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Wednesday, January 4th, 2006
10:32 pm
[revmary]
MY sadness...
Monday, An Explosion occurred in Sago Mine near Buchanan and Philippi, WV. The trapped Miners...what was the status...I am the daughter of A WV Coal Miner and can empathize, when you are little you don't realize why Daddy packs extra lunch, or you get a treat from daddy's lunchbox when he came home. But, Mom packs that lunch, just in case....Miners are trained, WV hillbillies are NOT Stupid!

Quoting NASA Rocket Scientist and Author of The Rocket Boys, The Coalwood Way and another book.(October Sky was the Rocket Boy movie)

CNN reporter- Coal Mining is good money for uneducated.
Homer- No it's not, Coal Mining is technical! It's not just pick and Axes.

You cannot be a dummy...the coal miner better have aptitude in Sciences and math! Another Sterotype, de mythed!

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I lived in Philippi, WV for 4 years almost....I survived the 1986 Philippi Flood, as an Alderson Broaddus College student , lending a hand to the people there. I am familiar with this area, driven by Sago Road...These Miners, had familiar last names to people i was acquainted with...I attended Classes with a Chuck Ware, Knew a Miner Chuck Moats there....Not only being a WVian, coal Miners daughter, but a former resident of that area , OUR WV United Methodist Conference is held at WV Wesleyan...I feel a connection....I empathize with the people......
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on CNN at 11pm I heard 12 miner alive! That was a lie! And they knew 20 minutes after the rumor! They waited 3 hours to tell the families. No wonder they are angry, probably so angry grief cannot happen properly!

The CEO on Int'l Mining was so insensitive and uncompassionate in the response about 3:05am...

Reporter- What will you tell your company workers in Ashland,KY and Scott Depot,WV...
CEO- Oh, not to worry, Int'l has more than just Sago!

OH HOW INSENSITIVE oF HIM TO ANSWER THAT WAY! That did not need to be said, he could tell them later!
That belittle the Grief situation IN Upshur County! Like slapping the families you arent really important in the Big Picture! Sago is nothing to us!

Homer Hickman is correct in saying , WVians out of state love the State and care.

WVU won the Sugar bowl....WV Mine accident....Good news/Bad News
The tie between them Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown/WVU's University hospital....is when the survivor is.

Thank God in 2001 PA miners lived! In the 1970's in WV Miners survived 13 days...they found a pocket and even though the water was coal water, dug down to drink some not to dehydrate, they shared the food...I pray for the survivor, I pray for the Families of all the miners.

I found the words to this hymn, HAnnity and Colms closed with a vigil and the people were singing this at the Sago Baptist Church.


Farther Along


(traditional - arranged by elvis presley)
(we’ll understand it all by and by)

Tempted and tried we’re oft’ made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long
While there are others living about us
Never molested, though in the wrong

Farther along we’ll know more about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by

When death has come and taken our loved ones
Leaving our homes so lonely and drear
Then do we wonder how others prosper
Living so wicked year after year

Farther along we’ll know more about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by
How are you feeling now?: distressed
What your doing now?: Law and Order

Current Mood: distressed
Tuesday, December 6th, 2005
9:59 am
[revmary]
Today on Oprah....
Today on Oprah...Biblical married couples...Adam and Eve, Mr. and Mrs. Noah, Abraham and Sarah, Leah,Jacob,Rachel...on Oprah's Book Club Day...Discussing the Holy Bible.

"Oprah, why didn't I listen to my husband, why did I take a bite?" Says Eve.
Adam embracing his wife but uncomfortable and fidgety.

Oprah says, " Adam, I sense some feelings of blame here. (looking at audience) We all know the story from this book. "

"Oprah, I feel betrayed!" Says Adam.

Orpah responds," Oh Adam, can't you see? YOu walked every morning with Yahweh, you knew the words directly, you just told Eve. Plus, you took the bite too."

(Oprah takes a question from the audience) " Adam, you scumbucket, own up to your part of this."

(Oprah takes another response) A black lady," Girlfriend, you don't have to take his treatment, we are with you, girlfriend!"

Oprah asks Adam and Eve, " You thoughts on audience response?"

Adam, " I love my wife, God gave her to me, can you forgive me, I see I do have responsibily in this act too. (Adam gets down on one knee) Marry, me, again...(giving Eve a rose)

Eve, " Oh Adam, I love you so much!" ( both cry and embrace, Oprah group hugs them.)

Oprah adds, " Adam , Eve has something else to tell you."

Adam looking puzzled, what , more bad news...

Eve, " Adam, I am with child, we're gonna have a baby. "

( A Man gets to give audience response) "Adam, good man, planting the seed, raised a little "cain" in the garden , heh?)

Adam and Eve move offstage for reconcilation....


"Well, here we have Mr. and Mrs. Noah...what did it feel like to survive a catastrophe?" OPrah.

Mrs. Noah, " Blessed, My parents always knew Noah was a good man"

Mr. Noah, " I just did what God said to do."

(audience) "what was it like with all those animals?"

Mrs. Noah," Seems I was always cleaning up after Shem,Ham and Japheth...their wives aren't the best house keepers.

Oprah, " Do I sense a little problem with daughters in laws?"

Mr. Noah, " Well, let's just say...4 strong women, even though an Ark is good size, isn't a pretty picture"

(laughter from the audience.)

Oprah, " Mrs. Noah you're here for a different reason. An intervention. Shem and Japheth come out."

Noah is bewildered.

Mrs. Noah," I love my husband, takes his hand, but he has a drinking problem...this has caused allienation in our family...Ham and Cush are estranged for us. Shem, Japheth and I see a downward spiral without help, Oprah.

Shem and Japheth, " We love our dad, we don't want him to drink."

Noah breaking down, " I'm sorry, it's a weakness, I tried, I know MY HIGHER POWER is there, but...sobbing"

Oprah, " Calling out her friend Dr. Phil. Mr and Mrs Noah and Shem and Japheth go backstage to talk now...Ham and Cush are waiting too."

( they all exit)


"Abraham and Sarah, have been here before, this is an update. How is it going?" Oprah

Sarah, " I understand, taking things in own hands, When God doesn't need my help. I see Abraham loves me and Issac so much. There were things with Hagar and Ismael that happened , but, I really initiated things."

Abraham, " I see my part in this, I could have refused Sarah's request and Hagar wouldn't have even had Ismael. I was weak."

Sarah, " But that is o.k. now. God was patient with us; we grew. And Hagar and Ismael aren't a problem now."

Abraham, " I sent them away. I had to, I love my Sarah and Issac so much."

Sarah, " I was there for Abraham, he has such faith now! I cried, I knew I just would see Issace again when they left for the mountain...but this man never doubted God would come through. "

Abraham,(smiles humbly)"Our Marriage is stronger than ever...thanks Oprah and Dr. Phil!"

"Now onto Abraham's grandson, Jacob and his wives..."Oprah.
Jacob sitting beside Rachel, leah separated by a chair from them.

Jacob, " I slave for these for women, do they appreciate, their daddy tricked me. I was supposed to marry Rachel, my one true love."

Rachel, " My daddy is such rule stickler, older sister had to be married first. Not fair! Jacob is MY husband, meant for me! Daddy got me distracted with picking out home furnishings and stuff and got Jacob drunk...and he wakes up with her next to him...Look at her, she is so ugly, look at those eyes,yuck."

Leah, " Shut Up, little sis, (stands up gets in Rachel's face, at least I am woman enough to give him sons! You barren desert!"

Rachel, " Talk to the hand...I have his heart- not you!"

Jacob, " See what I live with!" ( poor poor me act for audience)

( The men in the audience whoop for Jacob)

Jacob, " These women, back and forth, now they made me have sex with their handmaidens. I have boys be them!" (camera moves on them in the audience)

Leah, " Well, that's the only way Ms. Thing here can even have a baby!" ( Leah, looks into Jacob's eyes and stretches out taking his hand. The Audience sees the love in her eyes)

(audience member) " Jacob, you scum, be a man, own up to your part, poor baby, you have to have sex with 4 women, and knocked up 3. You make me sick."

Another Audience member, " Leah, girlfried, leave the sucker! You don't have to be treated this way! He has to give you community property."

Leah, " Hey, lay off my husband, he is a good man!"

Jacob, (looking at Leah a little differently, smiling)

Rachel, " Seeing the change, Jacob I am Pregnant!"

(BOOS from the audience)

Jacob, " Hugs Rachel, his first love." (Leah, withdraws in her chair, weeping)

( The Audience displeased in his reaction BOOS, taking Leah's side)

"May I speak," Abraham, " Grandson, Jacob, you set certain things in your life up, tricking people...you may have been tricked, but karma bit you in the butt...Jacob, You love Rachel...but be truthful, how do you feel about Leah, especially giving you sons?"

Jacob," Grandpa, I love Rachel but I have grown to love Leah over these years." (Leah perks up)

(Audience doesn't quite get it...one man, two women)

Abraham addresses the audience, " Be understanding, it's our culture, lots a guys have two wives, if you treated them alike...it can work...Don't judge us by your NEW COVENANT!"

Oprah interjects, " Yes, be tolerant...we think different now. You are so wise Abe."

Oprah, " Can you live with this Leah?"

Leah, " Yes, now I know he loves me." (scoots chair over , Jacob hugs her too)

Rachel, ( doesn't even mind sharing, now that she is really pregnant) "Well, as little girls we did share toys, and a pet goat. I guess, we can share."

Oprah," I see you guys are on to a breakthrough. But, there is alot work here. After the Show, you guys set up appointments to talk to Dr.Phil."

Audience( SIGHS AW)


Next on Oprah after the show, talking to them after Dr. Phil initiates counseling....


Commerical Break ( Next hour Jerry Springer interviews Hosea and Gomer)

On mext Maury Povich...Secret Crushes

Michael and David

Now, on thie satire, we know Oprah can't fix anything...But, if we turn our selves totally over to God, he can get us through anything!

AMEN

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
8:02 pm
[revmary]
Crossposting....
Land of Confusion
Genesis

I must've dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
I can hear the marching feet
They're moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger's gone away
But I can see the fire's still alight
Burning into the night.

Too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

How many remember this 1980's tune...or the splitting image puppets, which are in this video.
I think this song which was a Reagonomics statement...Reagon was dressed as Superman...I think GW BUSH could be re-formed in this tune.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Superman where are you now
Everything's gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there's not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago -
When the sun was shining
The stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago -

I won't be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We're not just making promises
That we know, we'll never keep.

Too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we're given
Stand up and let's start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

Current Mood: cold
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
9:05 pm
[revmary]
I got a blessing
I got an unexpected Blessing today...
I emailed an old friend, a comedian that came to our college. Andy Andrews who was 1986 NACA performer of the year. He's a Motivational Speaker now, he's Hilarious! I got this UPS Package today out of the blue with:

CD's
Andy Andrews- My Life So Far
Andy Andrews- Rockin Chair Classics
A Set of Past Performances
Timeless Wisdom from the Traveller( 7 Decisions that will change your life)

DVD's
For the 7 Decisions
Not Normal-the Power to be different

Books
The Travelers Gift and a companion book to journal your story
The Lost Choice
and Island of Saints
(The Travellers Gift is a Good Morning America Read)

I was blessed with approx. $200.00 worth of books and CDS DVDS, and two tee shirts

I don't know it any of my LJ pals, know of Andy Andrews, Like I said 1986 NACA Performer of the year, Comedian- who was on Nashville Now alot with Ralph Emory, and Opened for Johnny Cash. Check out http://www.AndyAndrews.com for info and bio if you are intrigued. Andy is a Christian, that was his popularity draw when he was a comedian. But, his Motivational speaking is secular.

Hey, Christians call can be in secular way.
Current Mood: Blessed
Current Music: The Apprentice
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
10:43 pm
[revmary]
VIA DOLOROSA
This is beautiful...I needed to share it


http://www.andiesisle.com/viadolorosa.html
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
3:33 pm
[revmary]
rambling into randomess...
Jean-Paul Sartyr was right! HELL IS other people.
(From his NO EXIT drama)

We all have conflict and crap going on in our lives, we are gonna disagree on things...right...accept that fact and you'll have more "happy days" Will you have less drama...no...but you will handle it better, won't be quite a drama queen -dramatic. LIFE IS A DRAMA...So there, nuff said.

Someone told me sometimes you want to tell people Just to GO TO HELL! Well, you probably shouldn't verbalize it...but wanna do it...restaint and common desency keeps us from the doing...perhaps? maybe other factors I know need to get in to. ( a preposition just for MATHJEDI, GRINS)

Well, maybe I wanted to tell someone to Kiss my ass...but I didn't...for some odd reason...I was never really a curser- probably one reason...

And sometimes whe you have done all you can do, and were misunderstand, you wanna say, Speak Ass-face won't! Again you restrain...

I have just about decided to tell this one particular person...just that Speak Ass Face won't...get over yourself, I did nothing to you...we will have to see one another occassionly might as well, get over it and be civil...

Romans 3:4-14 says, as Paul talks about his past imperfect...can't do anything about the past, still have the scars-wanna see...but, I focus on the future and the heavenly prize...maybe we should all just when drama arises, Laugh it off, Something the devil doesn't want us to do. Let's show each other our past battle scars...life would be more tolerable...to trade battlescar stories, right? Or at least more interesting...

Face we have all PISSED someone off in our past...if we are honest...forgiveness an forgetting helps us move on, don't hold a grudge...it only hurts you...

I do apologize for some language, before I get blasted by people in comments, these are just ramblings from a very cynical ciruit rider today, please overlook the shortcomings, pastors are human, and sometimes we gotta let it out...JESUS understands me...that's all I need...He forgives me...and thank God...that God Doesn't really see me as I am now, He's sees the perfected product covered in the blood of His son...No SiN, No condemnation, No problems! So, some reading this may say, a pastor would post curse words , for shame! and condemn me for it...but no CONDEMNATION TO GOD...He sees me as I WILL BE, Perfect...( now, that's a hard theological concept , I know...but...keeperofthewall I think I will have dinner with a whoremunger tonight, redoing you whore/drink thing....hee)

"God Give me faith enough to not see and believe;
God give me Grace enough to see and believe."

-Preacher Mary
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