St. Valentine´s and other PRECONCEIVED MISCONCEPTIONS
ONCE A FRIEND ASKED ME TO TELL HIM THE TRUTH. I DID. HE GOT MAD. NOW WE´RE NOT FRIENDS ANYMORE.
Don´t ask for the TRUTH if you really don´t want to deal with the answer.
I´ve been on kind of a TRUTH QUEST. The Bible says in James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God.
Well I did, and now I am dealing with the answers. A lot of sacred ´truths´I have had for the past few decades have been destroyed so far this year.
For example, although I don´t really like any holiday, I always thought St. Valentine´s was not a ´christian thing´ because it began with the ´S´ word, which meant it wasn´t in ´MY doctrine or dogma´. WRONG! ´St, Valentine lived in the 4th century after Christ. He was a catholic priest. An account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned and executed for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to persecuted believers. Sounds like my kind of guy, Heck, I would love him even if he was ministering to persecuted muslims or any other oppressed people group or religion, ´S´word or not.
Another ´sacred cow´ got slaughtered as well. I got a massage for the first time in my life, and was literally HEALED.. She just massaged my shoulder. I got hit by a car last thanksgiving when I was walking my kids to school in the am and had really been suffering with my shoulder. Almost instantaneously, the chronic pain was gone. I always thought massages were sinful, ( Won´t be getting any more unless I get hit by a car again, I still don´t like to be touched). But is wasn’t sinful. It was NICE!
Also, among other misconceptions, I just found out that the word missions and Missionary are not in the Bible. (Neither are altar calls btw). For safety´s sake, don´t go around saying that though, people get FURIOUS. Especially ambassadors of Christ!
Finally, and last of all, for this week (probably because of my ´missionary´ discovery) I have discovered that I am not the only who sees NETWORKING and SOCIAL MEDIA as a powerful tool for ´our reason to be on this planet´. My friend Pastor Steve Madsen totally understands the power of technology with his church, Cornerstone Fellowship(when you click on the ´just getting started´ he totally makes the whole thing touchable. His website is better than most million dollar businesses. As a matter of fact, most million dollar business won´t last for long if they don´t step it up in that area. I have come to the conclusion that you will always have your nay sayers. The same people speaking out about internet and social media are the ones that spoke out about telephones 50 years ago. So, I say all of that to say, we have committed to help the Nicaragua Business community with a Networking event to help the country. If you know anyone in the area, they are invited to attend. R.S.V.P.
BTW!!! Without NETWORKING and Social Media btw,(SEE PICTURE OF Roger) would NOT be getting his NEW EYE TODAY!!!! Yeah!!!!!!! (Remember my little neighbor who lost his eye playing with a grenade? Well I went on FB, and Norman Moody and Dr. Doug Burgess came down with a prosthetic eye ball yestarday for him. (I told him it was ´light blue´,, he kind of blanched,, so I told him it was only a joke, and he laughed.)
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