A pastor/friend who knows that my new life-word is “Maranatha”, found and sent me another Maranatha song — a foot-stomping version that brings us a to full attention with present and future anticipation...
“If we pray with our eyes open — physically and figuratively — our time with God is limitless. O that we would learn to pray with greater awareness of God’s presence, power and His work in the world. May our awareness of God’s will and desires open us up to pray with greater passion and clarity.” — Sherry Harney
Lord, make my prayer life richer and more powerful in the coming New Year. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Christmastime is a season when Hope is huge. I will preach twice today, the messages will be shorter than usual but sometimes dynamite comes in small packages. The message of Christmas is short but O my, it’s powerful. Here it is in a few verses:
My brother, BJ, knowing how I love playing drums, told me about this powerful Christmas performance by King and Country — five drummers playing simultaneously “The Little Drummer Boy” Classic Holy Day Song...
My dear brother in the Lord, Earl Clark, taught me a simple, yet profound and powerful prayer a few years ago and in the Christmas card he and his dear wife, Agnes, sent us this year, he included his prayer — in his own handwriting — as a reminder to me. Priceless!!!
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 was master to a 13-year-old Beagle who passed in 2016 -- The Oreo Pup. I miss him. "...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW
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