Monday, December 11, 2017
As a "Christian" (and I hesitate to use that word these days), I realize I and other Christians must embrace the "heart" of this, for in it I see the heart of God (Creator, Divine LOVE "Themselves").
There is much more good going on than we can see in our broken, violent world. And in it, in LOVE (God, Lover of all souls, Creator, Relationship at the Center of All) we are far richer than we know . . . yet, we are invited to become a part of it, even partner in it! }:- ❤️👍🏻
It's all a gift --
"It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing." Ephesians 2:1-10 The Message (MSG)
“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Greed, lust, power & pride are not the path to peace. Humility, simplicity, vulnerability & love enables us to transcend. }:- ❤️
I have decided to take a break from social media; Facebook & Twitter in my case. So, while absent from those places I'm going to express myself via the ol blog, which I tend to neglect in favor of the other two options. Here is the first of several expressions, with others to follow:
So much violence promoted by media and entertainment in our world! And our USA leads the way in bombarding our senses with it while throwing in sexual lust. It's no wonder we see humanity acting it out in life every day!
Advertising, film, television, video games and more . . . pollution of the mind, heart and soul.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Our new "business" cards -- yes, we still accept requests for all sorts of things in anam cara, including speaking/teaching as a team. We don't charge a fee, yes we are FREE indeed. Don't mind some help with travel and lodging for out of town gigs, but everything is negotiable.
While our "ministry" is primarily one-to-one discipleship; soul care, mentoring, etc., these days, we nonetheless welcome group experiences as well. Our range of topics and areas of life includes all those things we've experienced in God's grace and mercy; marriage/relationships and all that entails both good and difficult, parenting at all stages, family dynamics in different seasons, spiritual formation and discipleship -- life.
We love speaking to all kinds of groups, denominations, genders and ages. We will even do men's or women's retreats as a team, while adjusting our participation accordingly for sensitive topics and small group breakouts, etc.
Our passion is simply that others would grow in their knowledge of God, Lover of our souls, and individually too in Christ; transformation. We humbly and vulnerably share ourselves and our lives in a comfortable, humorous way that others tell us they have been blessed by.
So, if you or your gathering are looking for an inexpensive speaker(s), let us know. For us, it's all part of long obedience within God's unforced rhythms of grace.
Pat & Patti Watters