Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

The Holy Spirit has led me to assist in providing a service to the community around our church. I have been called to lead work  in a small soup kitchen in Saint Albans, WV.

We do already have a meal center in this town. Christ’s Kitchen has done an awesome job for decades feeding the needy in the St Albans area. But there are two open days. Friday and Sunday.

So Sunday it is! At least, for now. As for the menu, we feel it should be simple. Soup, sandwich, and fruit. Again, at least for now.

Chicken soup is a common classic comfort food ...

Image via Wikipedia

We may have all kinds of problems ahead. Fundraising, kitchen repair, organization, angry neighbors, parking.

But one thing I think we will have. Sadly, high attendance. So many hungry.

So please pray for our small church. Suggestions are more than welcome. Pray for our community. Pray for yours! Mostly, just pray!

And if you or someone you know needs prayer, please let me know. You are loved.

I was in church listening to the sermon a the topic was power in the name of Jesus. Now in truth, I think I normally think of the topic as a prideful cliché. Almost like something I would hear on a bad movie. Such as, “I expel you, you satan in the name of Jezzzus”!

The comedy and secularism in our society has really made a mockery of the faith and the power of my Saviors name. And he has many. For this post I will just focus on Jesus.

I would say though that it is partly my fault. I had to stop and think, ” When was the last time I mentioned to anyone the name of Jesus and the power of faith in his name”?

As an example, in Acts 3, the text speaks of Peter and John healing the crippled beggar in the name of Jesus Christ.

When jailed and brought to the high priest and authorities, Peter and John again proclaimed, ” In the name of Jesus Christ”!, when asked by what power or name did you provide this healing.

Now I know  there are many more examples and there is a little more detail to the story. I would urge you to read for yourself because I am no Pastor or theologian.  But I say to you and myself, say his name!

References

Bad, Homophobic Sweaters: On Demonizing the Salvation Army « In Our Words.

I am a Salvation Army adherent. I believe I am called to serve the poor, hungry, abused, and marginalized. That is why I came to worship and that is why I stay.

I also believe the mainstream Christian churches views on same-sex relationships are outdated and do not follow the most basic Christian rule.

That being love.

I refuse to believe my God does not look in favor at loving, monogamous relationships regardless of sexual orientation.

There is too much pain in this world. Too many homeless, hungry, addicted, enslaved, and lost.  Please know I will do my best to serve you.

How you are. Who you are.

With love and grace in Christ.