Faith

21 Jan 19
EpSuen

-Chapter Four ~In the 4th century, ancient Egypt, which used to fully embrace polytheism (the worship of many different pagan gods) slowly tilted in favor of the sun god Ra taking preeminence over all the other gods; so much so that by the time Pharaoh Amenhotep rose to power, he changed his name to Pharaoh […]

21 Jan 19
Cross Eyed Christianity

This week at East Side we looked at being a Faith, Hope, & Love kind of Church. These three are so intertwined in Scripture, and are key elements of being a Jesus follower. Below is a link to the text of the sermon, and a link to the audio recording. I pray it’s a blessing […]

21 Jan 19
Hope & Light

“I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine or I can worship! And I can’t worship without giving thanks. It just isn’t possible. When we choose the pathway of worship and giving thanks, especially in the midst of difficult […]

21 Jan 19
Collateral Light

Day 2 started with Wade getting his last drainage tube taken out of his chest (relief) and his daily X-Rays. Getting the tubes taken out translated to Wade being able to wear normal clothes for the first time in 3 days. Our family had to make an adjustment to Wade’s schedule and be a little […]

21 Jan 19
Marie Scarles

“The people know what they need,” my partner Max says after we watch a documentary about Fidel Castro’s post-revolution Cuba. Made in 1968, the film follows the leader as he caravans across the country’s mountainous landscape to talk to people in villages and towns about their lives, their material needs and desires. Complaints vary: many […]

21 Jan 19
Yogi Journals

Crown Chakra Your crown chakra (Sahasrara) is your consciousness chakra. It is represented by the phrase “I Understand”. It is where spirituality comes from. This chakra is what gives us presence. It gives us the ability to look outside ourselves. It is where our sense of belonging to the universe comes from. This is where […]

21 Jan 19
Things I Need to Remember

Complete Program Cover page The Wedding of [Name] and [Name] [Church name] [Wedding Date] Prelude “List Music” and “Please find your seats” Entrance song [mothers and special members enter here] “List music” give words and “Please stand” Procession “List song” and “Please remain standing” Gathering song “List song” give words Greeting Gloria “please join cantor […]

21 Jan 19

Site Title

Hello, friends! Here is a quick update for you! I started this account in 2014 with the desire to encourage and uplift others through faith. In 2016 I didn’t post very much and completely stopped posting. I started thinking about this account and decided to log back in a few months ago. The Lord has […]

21 Jan 19
Uhuru Times

By Nathan Nwakamma   The Bayelsa State Government in conjunction with UNICEF on Monday launched a school enrollment drive to reduce the rate of Out-of-School Children in the state.     The exercise was preceded by the inauguration of a 15-member Enrollment Drive Committee by Commissioner for Education, Mr Jonathan Obuebite.     Obuebite urged […]

21 Jan 19
Prayerful Pauses

Today, January 21st, is the feast day of St. Agnes, one of the martyrs of early Christianity.  Born in AD 291, she grew up in a very wealthy family that professed the Christian faith.  As she grew into a young woman, many offers of marriage were given by men in positions of power in the […]

21 Jan 19
Peace for the day

You know those days when you can’t get out of bed? Not because your lazy but because you’re physically, mentally, and emotionally drained? I’ve had a lot of those days recently. I’ll start coming up with things I’d like to do for the day. For example: I’m gonna start a membership at the gym, I’m […]

21 Jan 19
"riverrun"

I was looking at a picture of our daughter Deborah the other day. I think she was two or three years old.  She was digging in the flower bed on our back patio. She was wearing the boots and the hat from Margaret’s Paddington bear. I might have guessed back then that her future career would […]

21 Jan 19
Florida Trail hike daily blog

Before I tell you about my first days journey, I really need to talk about yesterday. The drive to Big Cypress Oasis visitor center (the southern point of the Florida trail) really shouldn’t have been anything more than a relaxing trip of last minute plans and excitement for the journey, but it turned out to […]

21 Jan 19
Cole NeSmith

January 19, 2019 A great exchange. Give him the old and he’ll give you something so much better in return. A new heart and his life poured into yours! When you live in union with God your life is NO LONGER YOUR OWN – which is the greatest gift because that means that Christ’s victory, […]