Category Archives: Thoughts and Wonderings
Great read, I think I interviewed at this congregation…
Dear Mr. “of Nazareth,”*
We’re grateful that you applied for the position of pastor at our church. Unfortunately we do not think that you are what we are looking for at this time.
In other words, “hard pass.”
We find you to be entirely too political in your public presence. Word has gotten back to us that you participated in a recent riot at the temple, and were seen chasing people out of their stalls. We find this kind of action unacceptable and far too controversial.
In addition, your sermon from the mountain top in recent days (which went viral, and not in a good way), though encouraging for certain demographics, failed to speak to all demographics with words of Godly comfort. Making claims that some people are “blessed” implies that some are not, and we’re not comfortable with that kind of explicit bias.
In observing your lifestyle through social…
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The Migliorisi Family are friends of my family that need our prayers right now. And this article reminds us of ways we can pray for them and for all people. Prayer is not a last ditch effort but a lifetime of love for our Lord!
Prayer should be our first response, not the last resort.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalms 145:18
Our friends are hurting, and with sincere hearts, we say we will pray yet do we really know what to pray? We stand at the threshold of heaven and earth and sometimes struggle to know just what to pray. Our Heavenly Father knows our hearts, and we don’t need eloquent words to speak with Him, but beauty is revealed in the intimacy of bringing forward our earnest, specific cries on behalf of those hurting (Psalm 18:6). Below are a few tangible examples of prayers you can speak on behalf of the Migliorisi family members and those that will be taking care of Avery. Start here and continue to expand and listen for new needs as this journey…
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