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I am a disciple! ~ The Fellowship of the Unashamed

Where are you on your faith walk? Are you ashamed of Christ? I ask because I was challenged when I heard the following. A few months ago, one of our pastors read these words. He explained that years back, an African pastor was overwhelmed by rebels who demanded that he renounce his faith. He refused. The night before they took his life, he wrote the following lines on a scrap of paper. So as you read, I wonder will you find yourself In a comfy Christian bubble as I found myself? I pray you will be moved, even more than that, I pray that your walk with God will kicked up to a whole new level.

"I am a part of the fellowship of the Unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit
Power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has
been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow
down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense,
and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight
walking, small …

Are you Esther?

“Now the King was attracted to Esther more than any other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins.  So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.”  Esther 2:17

I am finding that Esther is not far off from our own lives.  She is royalty, as are we.  We are the daughter’s and the bride of the King, however, just because we are royalty doesn’t mean we can have what we want.  Esther was just a girl, a girl who was hurt, bruised, and lonely, that is until the King chose her.  Once the King chose her, she was tucked away in a royal bubble.  The view out her window was so different, that it didn’t matter what was going on in the world, she was only seeing jewels and velvet.  Until, a very dear one to her soul was suffering in that world.  He was hurting beyond belief.  She had a choice to make, does she stay in her warm comfy spot and deny the trials that stew around her or does she stand firm in God’s grip and allow the hurric…

A fog in Chardon Ohio

There was a fog that fell on Chardon Ohio last night. Though the untimely warm temperatures helped to create the visible fog that swept through the city, there was a fog unable to be seen but could be felt for miles. My heart is breaking for the community of Chardon, especially the students of Chardon High School. Most of us will never know the effects that those kids will encounter for the rest of their lives. Their entire existence changed in a second.

Recapping the last few days in my mind is tough. I live about a half hour away but as one reporter so perfectly stated "Tonight we all live in Chardon". This statement could not ring more true. The loss of three young men have effected each and every human being that has heard of these senseless shootings. In some, it may have triggered memories of past traumas in their life. If that's the case, they most likely went through every second of the day their life was changed forever. For others, it may have trigge…