Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Medley: A Song of faith: Phillips, Craig & Dean - Revelation Song lyrics

An appropriate Song for the Monday after Communion Sunday in many churches.  May this song bless you and may it being featured on this blog honor Our God Most High!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Medley: Alicia Keys John Legend Let It Be Happy Labor Day

On this Labor Day 2014, I hope your day is filled with satisfaction from the fruit of your labors.  Be it a job, family, education achievements, or some other personal achievement.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Medley:It Is Well With My Soul [Live]

This old hymn is very special to me, I was able to sing it as personal Worship during a very difficult time in my life.  It was then and is now well with my soul. By the grace of God.

This hymn was written by Huratio Spafford over the spot where the ship his children were on sank and they were lost.  What faith! What grace!

I love the line in this song, not sung here, but it says "My sin oh the bliss of that glorious thought my sin not in part but the whole is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more it is well, it is well with my soul" 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

For The Children

Is it me or does there seem to be a rash of parents neglecting and or "giving" up their young defenseless  children?  Allowing a child to suffer and die in a hot car is cruel.  Riding a metro train and just pushing your helpless child out the door in a stroller is senseless. If you don't want or can't handle the responsibility of raising a child then don't have children or give them up for adoption.  many states and localities now have a safe haven law, which allows parents to safely give up an infant or toddler by taking them to and turning them over to staff in an emergency room.

Our children are a precious gift from God, and need to be loved, nurtured, and protected. I agree with a friend who always says people should be required to take parenting classes and be certified before they have children. Extreme but could make a big difference in a lot of lives.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ministry with a Twist

Recently I was at work going over the list of patient's in the facility.  I saw a familiar name and wondered. so I went to the room to visit and it was who I thought it was.  We had a good conversation, this patient is someone who has known me since I was a teenager in the church I was part of from the time my family moved to Hampton Roads. He got better and went home, this week he was back in the Hospital at the end stage of a cancer diagnosis.  He chose to go home with hospice.

Part of the purpose of this blog is for me to reflect on things that impact me.  Mostly about being gay and such.  However, today my thoughts are with this gentleman and his family.  Now there is a twist, often times events at work effect me in different ways, but usually there is a certain distance. This time there is no distance, this is someone with whom I have Worshipped, had many a church dinner with, I have been in his home, his children and I are the same age group, and went to school, youth group and Sunday school together.  This is different.  Yet it is also not different in the way I respond but I gives me sadness on a different level.  He told his children he worked to teach them how to live and have faith.  Now he said he wants to teach them how to die with faith.  They are in my prayers.