Share Your World 2015 Week 35

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It is time once again to play SHARE YOUR WORLD,  the game where Cee  asks five questions and we answer them for the whole world to see.

If you want to see more of Cee’s world or the many worlds of her contributors just click on the icon above and you will be whisked away to Ceeland .

Here are the questions and my answers.

What made you feel good this week?

So many things really encouraged me this week. The opportunity to preach every single day was just awesome and the opportunity to baptize three new friends. Well that just can’t be beat!

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

This one really depends on the amount of time I have. This summer I have found myself buying most of my potluck fare simply because cooking time has been severely limited.

What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in.  And what Country do you live?

I live in the US of A and my favorite part of town is Cornerstone Church where I work. I have had so many great experiences there over the years.

Complete this sentence:  My favorite place in the whole world….. has not been established yet. I am waiting for Heaven to come to Earth!!!! Call me crazy but I believe the last chapters of the Bible (and all the ones before the end too)

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am so grateful I got to preach at Special Touch Camp last week and at the home-going of one of God’s saints and at Cornerstone Church. This week I am looking forward to getting caught up on my reading and writing and a little R& R at the pool in Jiminy Peak.
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Sunset at Jiminy Peak

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What Happened To Pastor Wrinkles?

Any of you who have been following me for any length of time know my alter ego is Pastor Wrinkles. Both of us (which is really just me) have been absent from WordPress for the better part of two weeks. It has been a busy and fruitful time of ministry. The first week I was busy writing sermons for the second week. Over the course of the last seven days I have preached eleven times and led one baptism service It has been an incredibly rewarding time. I marvel at what God is doing through one such as I.

It is a time of mighty harvest folks and I believe we are just at the beginning.

Here are some photos of the week that has just passed.
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The library of the manor house I stayed in at camp.
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The manor house.
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Camp begins with a photo op.
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Eddie Raymond entertains in the chapel.
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Counselor Dan at the pool.
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Cathy and Ann catch a little fish.
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John shows his work at the art show.
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Some of the guys at pendulum painting.
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The tree of life at Eisner Camp.
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Packing camp away.

4 Things

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This week at Special Touch Disabilities Camp our theme us “Fearless.”

In the chapel services I am preaching I am speaking about 4 things we need to add to our lives  in order  to be fearless  and 4 things  we need to get rid of to be fearless.
We need to add.
1. Righteousness
2. Truth
3. Peace
4. Faith
We need to get rid of
1. Worry
2. Stress
3. Disappointment
4. Fear of change

Which of these do you think is the most important.

Mission Netherlands #missions # missionaries #funding

Hello WordPress  followers. My sister Brenda is a missionary to the Netherlands. She is currently home itinerating (raising funds for the mission). She has a little over 3,000.00 in monthly support to raise plus a sizeable cash budget. She needs a financial miracle. She needs to have the funding raised and be back in the Netherlands by November. We are believing with her that God is big enough to get this miracle done.

Here are some ways you can help:

  1. PRAY SPECIFICALLY THAT GOD WOULD GET BRENDA BACK TO THE NETHERLANDS ON OR BEFORE NOVEMEBER
  2.  SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR NETWORKS. THE MORE VIEWS THE LARGER THE PROSPECTIVE GIVING BASE
  3.  GIVE.  THE VIDEO ABOVE EXPLAINS BRENDA’S MISSION AND HOW TO GIVE TO GET TO HER WEBSITE TO GIVE.
  4. IF YOU ARE A PASTOR IN: MA,CT, RI, NH, VT, ME, NY NJ OR AL CONSIDER HAVING BRENDA IN. SHE ONLY HAS TWO MORE SUNDAY MORNINGS BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER BUT SHE HAS SUNDAY NIGHTS FREE AND WEDNESDAYS AND IS OPEN TO PARTICIPATING IN MISSION CONVENTIONS. SHE IS ALSO A DRAMA TRAINER AND DOES WORKSHOPS TO HELP LAUNCH DRAMA MINISTRIES OR TRAIN EXISTING ONES

WOULD YOU CONSIDER HELPING?

The Sweet Sufficiency of Jesus

A must read for all who seek Christ in these days!

Bread for the Bride

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You know, the further I travel along this Christ-following journey, the more I’m persuaded there’s just one overwhelming priority for the Bride of Christ in this late hour.

There is no shortage of prophetic voices proclaiming numerous messages in the name of Christ: messages about the end times, spiritual warfare, cities and nations, world events, the economy, and other things that seek to occupy our minds and thoughts. But unless those prophetic messages have been received and wrestled with in the furnace of God’s consuming love they do little more than add more noise into the confusing chaos of the world around us.

Like many other Christ followers who watch and pray, I am aware of the signs of the times, the clash of the Kingdom of God with earthly kingdoms currently taking place. Beyond that watchfulness, though, there is an even deeper conviction that the Spirit is calling the…

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Share Your Wourld 2015 Week 33

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It’s that time of the week again folks. Here I am answering our hostess Cee’s five questions so that you can share in a part of my world.

Check out what others have shared HERE.

And here are the questions and my answers.

What are some words that just make you smile?

I love words period. But some of the words that make me smile are: hoi palloi, hoity toity, cattywhompus, and a word that my family uses to refer to bad drivers on the road that probably should not make me smile but just does…yep I’m going to leave you guessing what that word is. Maybe someday you will drive with one of my family members and discover it but until then…

You’re given $500,000 dollars tax free (any currency), what do you spend it on? 

Getting my sister back to Holland for her mission work and fixing up the house.

What subject would you like to study in depth, if given the time to do so?

I would love more time to study the art of writing effectively.

Would your rather be stuck in a small plane with bad turbulence for 2 hours or be a passenger in a car racing the Daytona 500?

Daytona 500 no contest. I have been stuck in a turbulent flight and that was no fun. I thought the wings were going to flap right off the plane.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful I got to spend some wonderful time with my son before he left for South Korea to begin his teaching career. Next week I am looking forward to preaching the chapel services for The Special Touch Northeast Regional Getaway in the Berkshires.
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The last breakfast with Grammy Lillie and Aunt Brenda.
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Contemplating the rain.

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Joe and his mom share a moment at “the last supper.”

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Family photo just before boarding.

Sunday Sermon Quotes 8-16-2015

Here are some quotes from yesterday’s sermon delivered by Pastor Brad Hackett. Which one speaks the most to your heart?

“It’s hard to pedal a bike with just one pedal.”-

A Lone biker by Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam

“Know the Word. Do the Word.”

Out of your identity comes your activity.”

“God says,  ‘Because I love you work from my love.'”

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” A proud heart is unable to receive a good gift.”

“We sometimes turn Christianity into something we can study instead of something we can become.”

“Jesus studied but Jesus got stuff done.”

Don’t just know stuff. Do stuff.”

“Some of us live under condemnation because all we hear is accusation.”

Run Away!

Great thoughts about dealing with temptation.

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When I was younger, I used to love running with my  cross-country teams during each practice.  It provided an incentive to beat the old” guy and encouraged them to get the best out of themselves (If coach is able to do this, then I should be able to.).  We were fortunate that the area surrounding our school provided a plethora of woodland trails on which we could train.  One year, we actually did a different workout for each practice for the entire season.

Running away

One time in particular, we were running through the woods during bow hunting season.  To avoid the danger of an errant arrow we would make a lot of noise.  None of my runners were hunters and didn’t want to become one later in life.  So they would run through the woods shouting, “Run away!  Run Away!” in high-pitched falsetto voices-ala an old Monte Python skit. We thought…

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