Week of Third Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/21/2018 *push/click*

WANT TO GO FISHING???
“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

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Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, that we, too, may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

wanna go fishing

WANT TO GO FISHING???

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day.  Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime.”

I was reading Jonah… I will be honest with you… I do not like reading the part of the Book of Jonah that tells of the story of Jonah and the whale.  Jonah was swallowed up by a whale, lived 3 days in its belly, then was spit out… I don’t like it, because I find it hard to believe.  I was kind of worried when I saw the scriptures that I want to share with you come from the Book of Jonah.

I was pleasantly surprised…

Jonah 3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Conversion of Nineveh

The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

Question: What is sackcloth???

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Answer: Sackcloth and ashes were used in Old Testament times as a symbol of debasement, mourning, and/or repentance. Someone wanting to show his repentant heart would often wear sackcloth, sit in ashes, and put ashes on top of his head. Sackcloth was a coarse material usually made of black goat’s hair, making it quite uncomfortable to wear. The ashes signified desolation and ruin.

THIS IS AWESOME!!!

You know what else is awesome???

The second lesson I want to share with you… It is a writing by our brother Paul… IT READS…

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

29 I mean, brothers and sisters,[a] the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

THIS IS SCREAMING AT ME…

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Let Go & Let God

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LET’s GO RUNNING, TO THE GYM, TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, TO THAT CHURCH, AND TO THAT LIBRARY!!!

Thanks be to God!!!

Talk 2ya later in the week!

1/16/2018

Today has been AWESOME so far…

I WORKED OUT THIS MORNING…

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WENT TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

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WENT TO MY CHURCH TO RECORD A VIDEO…

WENT TO THE LIBRARY TO UPLOAD IT TO YOUTUBE…

Thank you 1.16.2018

BUT… MOST IMPORTANTLY READ BEFORE MY DAY GOT STARTED…

BATTLE

UNDERSTAND???

Thank you 1.16.2018a

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Author: Humility is Beautiful... (Kevin Schafer)

Hi… I’m Kevin and I love seeing God in everything! Yes… I believe He is in you! Life has handed me a lot of lemons over the years… But you know what??? I think lemonade tastes great!!! Things happen… DO YOU ADJUST WELL??? I never thought that I was going to be involved in a near fatal car accident… I never thought that it would take me countless hours in the Gym to relearn how to walk again… I never thought that I would obtain a Master’s Degree… I never thought that I would work for our US Navy… After working for the USN, I never thought that I would be back in my hometown of Hershey… I never thought that I could help inspire people to be their best… BUT, You Know What??? Things happen… I want to help… Please contact me for some encouragement… 🙂 kschafer137@gmail.com

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