A rock pile ceases to be a a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de Saint - Exupery
Every single person on the planet can do this... all except you.
Please do not let this news give you the blues because there is something else that only you can do.
What is it? Answer ( at bottom of this page)
Why do I call this started? In my chosen profession , I have to take many hours of CE (continued education) to keep my license current. I take classes online sometime, but most are in larger group settings.
Take a look at the word, started. Now lets think of it as start ED. This word has always stood out to me. Education not about the word ,star but the fact that Jesus's life was anounced prior to his birth by a star, and ended on a cross(a little t).
Ok you are saying what has this have to do with me? The day to day is our CE. Tomorrow is just around the bend in the river of time .Sometimes we can learn things from fellow sojouners. We are learning each and everyday new things sometimes even things about ourselves .
Cairns are stacked rocks. They are often used to mark a trail showing someone has been on this trail and path before. There is something there that most do not realize as we walk by. They took a few minutes of their time on the behalf of others . They were trying to help !
Please look at the first picture you saw on this website. See now you know what those stacked rocks mean and what they are called.
I love books , reading , and words. I am a writer. I check eyes during the day. I then use the money to buy food and other needs for my family.
Along the way , a funny thing happened. I found much to my surprise a few enjoyed my style. A few books were sold here and there and that has led to more writing.
I will take speaking gigs from time to time but at heart, I prefer writing. I am inspired as well as surprised when someones shares my efforts have blessed them and they look forward to my next book. Many pastors have told me the will often go browse my books to obtain fresh and new insight as they prepare their own sermons.
I am not rich by any means in money that is, nor am I famous. In fact I often kid about writing a book on how to keep from doing both . It seems that I have that down pat!
All kidding aside, I have found great joy in writing. Many and most of the funds we take in are used to make money to feed the kids who are without food and shelter.
It would be an honor for me if you would like to tag along with me on my journey. by no means do I have it all figured out. I am on a quest to learn and am eager to share I have picked up along the way.
I have prayed for a long time to have a place where I could teach . I will do my best to speak about what I feel God puts on my heart and enjoy the freedom that many who teach these days do not have.
There is nothing in this world we can talk about that is not under God's reign and power regardless if the secular world knows this or not!
Jesus's work is finished... ours... not the case. I want to show you how we can all pitch in and make a difference using our gifts, time and talents while we are here.
I love were we see Jesus on his first recruiting trip.He was picking up two sets of brothers along the shoreline.
Peter was his first round draft pick. Jesus wanted to teach these seasoned fisherman how to fish for people. When they went with him ,they had to say so long to things they longed for. I find it very interesting that they had to leave the shoreline as well they they were to learn the deeper meaning of life as they followed
Him. So is it the case with us as well.
Someone once said it is better to light a candle than to cuss the darkness. I feel we all know our nation is in trouble and we need to do something. This world is in darkness and is getting darker each day. In faith, I raise my candle. If these words( my little light) have shed a little light to help you on your path, my prayers have been answered!
Let's see where this goes!
Everyone can see your eyes except you (without a mirror) and only you can
look through them.
See? Learned something already! ;)
WE BETTER HOLD ON
Last Sunday I spoke in a large church on a snowy Sunday morning. I had been awhile since I had done this.
They had sent me a copy of the worship format in advance. They did not say who was to the children's moment
prior to the sermon. A few days before we touched base and the lady asked me if i would like to do that as well. She warned me there was not a lot of youth that attend there these days. We decided then and there we would do it anyway and if only the big kids were there. I jumped at the chance and it seemed I knew exactly what I was to do.
My wife was able to get a red baloon filled with helium and has a small white weight to keep it from drifting away.
Sure enough, there was not a single child in the crowd of 80 or souls gathered that morning. I sat on the steps in the front of the church as I would have if kids were in the house. Since there were no little kids present, I could hit upon a few points their presence would have not allowed.
I shared the quote at the end of this blog. It says that baloons teach kids not to let go. I shared that I feel that is indeed the case with our faith especially these dark days and applies to us adults as well. I told them I had read and studied for many years and l have learned that I really do not know much. I have also learned many things I was taught and thought to be true were wrong! How can we have a renewal of our minds without questioning the traditions sometimes handed down to us.
I have reached a stage in my life where my goal is to simply trust in the Lord with all my heart with the simple childlike faith I had years ago. I do not know but I do know someone who does know. His name is Jesus and he said much about the children and reminded us their angels are always in the presence of God himself.
I reminded the adults as we aspire to tweak our faith there are plenty of things we indeed should let go of. Things such as bad habits , bad thoughts, etc. Weight , there 's more! Nope, that is not an error. The weight that held the ballon and from flying away represents all of us who need to help keep them grounded in faith through Bible upbringing. We all are to play a part. Our very presence to come out and worship on a cold winter day sets an example to others and for them regardless if they are here or not. Our beloved country is in trouble and I feel is is because we have let go of what is expected and required of all of us who profess to know Christ. it is not too late. We can still turn this horse around. We better hold on and get a grip because the rodeo is well under way.
There are times in life when people must know when to let go. Baloons are desined to teach
small children this. Terry Pratchett
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