Dear Brothers and Sisters -
Jim and I are not currently on the Onelist ourselves. We have
through our own sufficient amount of trials here in St. Augustine,
chief one being that a few weeks ago we left a church that had initially
looked good and zealous, and had great music, because the pastor was
into a control freak, (even the music was becoming discordant) and
there, done that and got the T-shirt" at Cobu, so no thanks. Recently
Jim and I have gone to a church with a Wesleyan heritage that is "non-denom"
and "quietly charismatic," which, as you can tell, is how we have developed
"over the ages" ourselves. The sad part was seeing the "seeds
of Stew" in
the control techniques of this guy here, and seeing what was happening
good people as the guy was changing for the worse. The big thing
is how they
begin (and I confess I found myself doing this somewhat so it must
dysfunction or something, you'd think I'd run away a bit faster) to
the guy's "way of putting things." Like you think "nah, he couldn't
meant it THAT way, he must have meant it like (the more pure way)...
it is hard to bear that he meant it the control-freak way. It
ruins the good
fellowship. It is a specific demon, I am convinced. And
it comes out
smelling like a rose to those who become addicted to its odor.
But it is a
slow poison. The stench of it is still stinging my nostrils here,
believe there is healing where Jesus is lifted up, which praise God
prayed for by a little old lady with oil on her hands this morning!
hope when we are old we can still bear good fruit! So, as for
"THEM and US"
of them reading the Onelist, the same applies. Love is healing.
And Tom P's letter he cc'd to us is right on. Prayer. I
may not be on the
List, but I have been too busy with coping to pray. But there
Return to Wed. nights. Let's pray for each other also, dear fellow
in the field. Praise God for Christmas - the Incarnation
of our Blessed
Savior who delivered the True Prosperity of Eternal Life through His
He came to a lowly stable. May you prosper in your soul even
as you read
these words. May He come to the lowly manger of your heart, however
seems, whatever animals need to bow to Him, whatever stinks there!
to change our world. Remember, you can't control who gets what
off the Onelist - besides the wisdom of confidentiality, the safest
relate to "THEM" is to preach the unconditional love found in a personal
relationship with the God of Jacob, not of Cobu. Quote me: "If
bless all those who are broken in spirit because of the abuse they
Cobu, then He owes His own nature a big apology." Because God
is love. His
Spirit is greived to think of anyone going to Hell. He did not
create it for
people. Not even Stewart, however fallen he may be from even common
decency. If Stewart will not repent, then may God spare him from
even further into evil. Because, make no mistake, there will
be Hell to pay,
and none of us is able to pay our redemption without the Real Jesus.
go. We are driving to Vilano Beach to visit an artist friend's
doesn't seem like Advent with this weather. Nancy C.