"Evil invades us quietly. Before we are aware of it, we have compromised and gone along with standards widely accepted... Many Christians allow evil to take root in their own lives... False forces can invade our lives and take up 'residence' in the very temple of our spirit, polluting and destroying us in the process... Do not allow evil to remain."
-- Stedman remix on commentary from Nehemiah 3:12-18
These words spoken by Governor Pilate concerning King Jesus touch my soul so deeply: "I don't find this man guilty of anything." (John 19:4b GWT)
So, I pray: My Lord Jesus, at your trial You were found not guilty, yet you were still put to death to redeem me from my guilt. Let Your Holy Spirit rise up within me, enabling me to live day-by-day with an undying realization that You willingly died for me. Amen.
Give away your life... To the One Who was innocent, yet crucified to save your soul for forever and today.
As believers we don't grow by leaps and bounds but by taking one moment at a
time and trusting God patiently through all circumstances. No matter where we are,
where Jesus is 'tis Heaven there.
-- Lady Melba
Give away your life... Trusting God patiently.
"Friendship is one of the greatest gifts a human being can receive. It is a bond
beyond common goals, common interests, or common histories. It is a bond
stronger than sexual union can create, deeper than a shared destiny can
solidify, and even more intimate than the bonds of marriage or community.
Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow, even when we cannot
increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. It is a unity of souls that gives
nobility and sincerity to love. Friendship makes all of life shine brightly.
Blessed are those who lay down their lives for their friends."
-- Henri Nouwen
"No greater love hath anyone, than he/she lay down their life for their friends...."
Give away your life... To The Friend of Friends and for your friends.
Personal success in life for me is to be loved, respected, and appreciated most by the one who calls me husband and the two who call me daddy. I am honored to be the son of a fisherman and humbled to be a fisherman (and a shepherd) for the Son. To help others minimize future regrets is my joy-description. Ultimately, I only exist so that Christ can manifest Himself in/through me. In fact, for me, the Secret of Life is found in these 7 words from The New Testament in Colossians 1:27 -- "Christ in you, the hope of glory." I do not consider myself to be "religious" but I wholeheartedly believe that "when relationship RULES, there's little need for rules!" My first published book was released by Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City, on August 6, 2009. It is titled "Relational Leadership -- What I learned from a Fisherman about Leading a Church." My second book from Beacon Hill Press was released in 2013. Co-written with Dr. Brian Charette it is titled "The Stress Factor -- Finding Rest in an Uneasy World." Finally, not to forget, I am master to an 10-year-old Beagle -- The Oreo Pup. COUNT IT ALL JOY!
-- James 1:2-4
My "Relational Leadership" Book. Click Image to review book and/or to order from Beacon Hill Press, NPH, Kansas City. Grateful!
We don't have to. We get to.
Spirit of the Living God, fall fresh on me...
My late, dear, artist friend, David A. Lawrence, painted this dove in the 1970s. It hangs majestically today in my Granny and Granddaddy's old homeplace. Click on Dove Above for David A. Lawrence's tribute page.
From Cradle to the Cross
From His first cry in the manger to His final cry on the Cross, Jesus lived and lives again with His arms-opened-wide saying, "Come to Me!"
i am grateful. kerry i am.
I pray the time you invest saturating on my RomansTenFifteen blog will inspire your life by radically increasing real intimacy with the Wonderful One, Jesus the Nazarene.
LOVE A GOOD NEIGHBOR!
My neighbor, Philip blessing me.
Lil' Boy, Big Sea. I Stand in Awe of YOU, my GOD!
Click Image to visit America's Best Beach, Ocracoke Island, N.C.
His Beautiful Feet
I want to know Christ... in the fellowship of His sufferings...
Spontaneous Baptism: Click Image for Article
Sunday, May 31, 2009, was Pentecost Sunday and a highlight in my life and ministry as 191 in our local church were spontaneously baptized -- some emmersed, some poured, all humbled! Hallelujah!
Human Feet, Holy Water
i am grateful. kerry i am.
Christ in you, the hope of glory. -- Colossians 1:27b