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Happy Easter! 2011

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Jesus, religion with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

                   St. Roses Catholic Church, Fort Rock, Oregon

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.

          ~S.D. Gordon


May your Easter be blessed and inspire you with new life!


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Virtual Priest?

Posted in Christianity, humor, odds and ends, religion with tags , , , , , , on February 10, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

Something interesting I found on my Times Reader this morning …

App Can’t Replace Confession, Vatican Says

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Published: February 9, 2011

 

A new application being sold on iTunes, “Confession: a Roman Catholic App,” cannot be used as a substitute for confession with a priest, the Vatican said Wednesday. The application was developed by American entrepreneurs with the help of two priests and the blessing of a bishop. It features a questionnaire of sins, and is promoted as a tool both to revive interest in confession and to help Catholics prepare for the sacrament. But some media reports cast the app as a “virtual priest” for Catholics who do not have time for church, prompting the Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, to respond, “One cannot speak in any way of ‘confession by iPhone.’ ”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/technology/10vatican.html?_r=1&ref=world

Fortunately I would think God would accept it by whatever means … lol

New Years Blessing 2011

Posted in Christianity with tags , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by Tim R Wilson

We, as a family had a great time ringing in the New Year at the Klamath Tribes New Years Eve Pow Wow in Klamath Falls, Oregon! I wish to share a blessing with you all to kick off the New Year …

Declaring God’s Blessing For 2010

I choose to initiate God’s promises and blessings for my life in 2010 by declaring them as true.  He is the “God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17, NIV).  The power in a blessing is in speaking it!  Because I believe that God has more wonderful things planned for me than I can even imagine (Ephesians 3:20) for the coming year, today I declare that:

I am blessed with God’s divine purpose and perfect plan for my life.  I am blessed with gifts, God-given abilities and guidance.  I am blessed with strength of character, self-determination and self-control.  I am blessed with family and friends, faith and freedom.  I am blessed with health, happiness, favor and fulfillment.  I am blessed with promotion, protection, prosperity and provision.  I am blessed with spirit of obedience, supernatural success and a positive outlook on life.  I am blessed with a fresh start and a new outlook on life, beginning today.

I am looking forward to the new thing God will do in my life this year.  I choose to let go of the past and get excited about my future because I am blessed!

In Jesus’ name, Amen  (Joel Osteen)

 

Foot Washing

Posted in Christianity, Jesus with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

This picture just stopped me …

 


Christian Atlases

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God, Jesus, Philosophy, religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

A pair of quotes from Brennan Manning I would like to share …

“God’s love is based on nothing, and the fact that it is based on nothing makes us secure. Were it based on anything we do, and that “anything” were to collapse, then God’s love would crumble as well. But with the God of Jesus no such thing can possibly happen. People who realize this can live freely and to the fullest. Remember Atlas, who carries Brennan Manning the whole world? We have Christian Atlases who mistakenly carry the burden of trying to deserve God’s love. Even the mere watching of this lifestyle is depressing. I’d like to say to Atlas: ‘Put that globe down and dance on it. That’s why God made it.’ And to the weary Christian Atlases: “Lay down your load and build your life on God’s love.” We don’t have to earn this love; neither do we have to support it. It is a free gift. Jesus calls out: “Come to me, all you Atlases who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you.”

“The saved sinner is prostrate in adoration, lost in wonder and praise. He knows repentance is not what we do in order to earn forgiveness; it is what we do because we have been forgiven. It serves as an expression of gratitude rather than an effort to earn forgiveness. Thus the sequence of forgiveness and then repentance, rather than repentance and then forgiveness, is crucial for understanding the gospel of grace.”

Amen!


Jesus Hates Religion Too …

Posted in Christian, Christianity, Jesus, quote(s), religion, thoughts with tags , , , , , on August 4, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

Just came across this cruising CNN …


With some of the things I see going on in the name of Jesus …. This makes sense!

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-418986

God Sings! Zephaniah 3:17

Posted in Christian, Christianity, God, scripture with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2010 by Tim R Wilson

Zephaniah 3:17

17The Lord your God in your midst,The Mighty One, will save;

He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Read this and take it personally! Your God, your Creator … rejoices over you. Your King quiets you with HIS love, and sings over you. Can you even wrap your brain around that? I try…I believe it is the romancing that the One who created romance, is pouring out on us..if we let HIM. Why would we not want HIM to do that?

I can not wait to hear what God sounds like singing!! I know it will be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard and will ever hear……HE sings…over me…over you…a divine love that compares to no other. Wow!

Have a blessed evening everyone! Tim