I’ve been on social media Spreading the Word of God in Christ Jesus. It’s been an interesting journey. Some agree and some disagree with what I have to share of my experience in studying the scripture, but that’s okay. I have on my armour and I am standing firm on faith.
Overall, it is a great opportunity to fellowship with other believers outside of my immediate circle. What is most surprising is the many views, one sees it one way and someone else sees it differently. But as I reiterate what is written in scripture, “Come, let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) The door is open for dialogue. Let’s talk!
So, I’ve got the writing itch. Even after I typed up the entire manuscript (360+ pages), it is the editing that is getting to be a real challenge! My new project is a book entitled “God Speaks” which is a merging of all my written journals (bible studies since before 2001). I am self-publishing with Lulu.com, which is great, but I advise anyone interested to really study the templates, and other write-up requirements closely, before starting your project, including the limitations of your software (i.e., word-processing and PDF creating software).
What I especially like about lulu.com is that they offer options for children to publish their own books. Anything that involves encouraging and exposing children to look at the many options in life for good works, I’m down with it. I may make that a future project for my nieces and nephews.
Thank God for another successful L.O.V. Fellowship Meeting. Family and friends coming together praising God and having a good time together. There were moving testimonials, and scripture readings. More and more of us are stepping up and letting our voices be heard. Thank you Jesus.
THE SEED IS CAST ONTO THE GROUND.
IT MAKES NO NOISE, IT MAKES NO SOUND
IT SETTLES ITSELF INTO THE SOFT, MOIST EARTH
MOVING DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE DIRT
IT NUTURES ITSELF UPON THE SOIL
IT DOES NOT WORK, IT DOES NOT TOIL
BUT FEEDS UPON RAIN THAT OFTEN COMES
AND WARMS ITSELF WITH ABUNDANT SUN
AND WHEN IT HAS GROWN BEYOND ITS GRAIN
AND THE FRUIT THE SEED CAN NO LONGER CONTAIN
IT SEEKS TO BURST ITS HUMBLE SHELL
AND STARTS TO GROW AND STARTS TO SWELL
TO REACH BEYOND THAT
TO WHICH IT WAS BOUND
UP, UP TO LIGHT
UP, UP TO FREEDOM
INCH BY INCH
DAY BY DAY
THE FRUIT OF THE SEED
MAKES ITS WAY
ABOVE THE GRAVE
INTO THE LIGHT
AND BREAKS FREE THE EARTH
TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS
FIRST THE BUD
THEN THE FLOWER
JOY AND GLADNESS
STRENGTH AND POWER
BEAUTY AND MAJESTY
MAKES ITS CLAIM
BUT SOMEONE ADMIRES ITS DECADENT SHOW
AND PLUCKS UP THE FLOWER AS IT BASKS IN ITS GLOW
AND WHEN IT HAS FADED AND THE FLOWERS DO FALL
IT IS CAST TO THE GROUND, IT IS DONE, THAT IS ALL
BUT WAIT ONE MOMENT
TAKE NOTICE, PAY HEED
THE FLOWER HAS WITHERED
EXPOSING THE SEED
WHICH ONCE AGAIN MAKES ITS WAY TO THE EARTH
REJOICE, REBOUND, RENEW, REBIRTH!
We’re gearing up for our annual event. The Lily of the Valley Newsletter has gone out to all family and friends on our mailing list, the location has been established, singers and musicians have been notified, and my brother’s famous ribs will be the center stage for the buffet table. We will have a table for handouts (I am still looking for some appropriate handout for the children). THERE WILL BE: Praising, Praying and Singing, with testimonials. We’re all looking forward to it.
Aside from writing and producing music, art by faith, the LOV fellowship, and the myriad of other projects, I am writing a book. This book is something I started back in 2008 through 2011 and I am just now getting back to writing again. Right now the title is “Bearing the Cross.” I wanted to write down the results of my studies and views of being a follower of Jesus Christ, and expose truths I haven’t heard discussed elsewhere. I’ll write updates on my progress here.
I have also produced an E-Book of the Kingdom of God.
I was watching a PBS-NOVA program on “Petra: Lost City of Stone.” This Petra was located in the midst of a desert, where early engineers carved huge tombs out of rock cliffs and funneled water into the city. I was fascinated at the ingenuity of men to accomplish great creative feats and it came to me that all knowledge comes from our God. He is the greatest creator and imparts this creative wisdom to men.
It is written in Isaiah 28:24-29 KJV, … For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. And, Jeremiah 32:33 … I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
In all our work, we should not forget to give glory to God.