Sunday, August 24, 2008

August 20 - 24

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…a time to speak...and a time to keep silence…

(Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7)

Hey bloggers,

Thanks for all of your participation over the last few days while I’ve been keeping somewhat of a low profile. God has been speaking to me through counsel and confirmation, and the outcome seems good to us and to the Holy Ghost.

In the meantime, much has been said here…many thoughts have been expressed…the blog has been lively, noisy, interesting, and thought-provoking. I appreciate the spirit of wisdom and revelation that is daily manifested through all of you, via your intelligent and inspired comments, and I want you to know that you are all respected and valued by this blogmaster.

This community…which is comprised of CITN, cyber-CITN, and the BLOGINTHENOW blogosphere…is in a time of necessary transition…the new wine is challenging the paradigms of old wineskins…the blast of the Spirit is forcing us all into the next glory, and into the next level of faith. We, as a covenant people, are climbing Jacob’s ladder, and are finding the very gate of heaven in doing so…

But Jim and Debye (not Bishop Jim and Pastor Debye) are going out of town for the next few days…not to minister to anyone…not to administrate anything…not to have any meetings…not to promote world peace…but to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and just enjoy being together with no schedule, no demands, and no decisions to be made…

I do have some new direction that I will be sharing with you (we’ll be back for Sunday, and we’re going to have a beautiful service…so BE THERE!) But it has nothing to do with finances or need or stewardship or commitment, or even theology…it’s about vision, and the fulfillment of destiny for this completely unique metron...and about realizing, together, that the future is now!

So, having enjoyed this little season of much speaking, I’m going to declare a new little season of silence for all of us for the next few days.

Let’s all take a small, refreshing break, and re-connect with each other at the beginning of next week.

Feel free to post comments on the CITN blog if you have something to share.

And fear not.

I love you all,


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