Friday, September 19, 2008

"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

22 comments:

Jerry K said...

Bishop....I enjoy the great blogs and blog subjects...love today's quote. One that we all must stay mindful of, as it is much better for us to discuss ideas than people. I have enjoyed reading and ruminating ideas about what is posted here, and recently started to post. Thank you for the outlet and interchange of ideas here. God Bless You, Bish...

Jerry K said...

Oh, and LOVE the playlist...G.Love and Queen Lafifah are AWESOME! Among others...

Anonymous said...

Right on the Money.............BISHOP

peacemaker said...
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peacemaker said...

Beautiful quote from a very wise and benevolent first lady. How right she was/is.

With her permission, as well as yours, may I take a little license and add...

-Open minds discuss diversity;
Enlightened minds discuss Oneness.-

Looking forward to Oct. 7.

In the Spirit of Peace,
PM

Pastor Dennis said...

Good morning Cyber Siblings,
I want to share something with you all today.
I wanted to copy and past this here; it is great. but because of the strong copyright statement at the end I will just give you all the link. It's called "THE STATION". Some of you may have already read it as I had before, but it was very refreshing to read it again "today" You will see what I mean by the emphises when you read it.

http://thestationessay.com/

have a great day,
Dennis

Anonymous said...

Pastor Dennis, I just read The Station, so much truth. Thank you.

anon 9-18-08 8:14 YOU ARE NOW!

DoubleBack Alley said...

Peacemaker,

What if, one day, you were counselling me to rattle the saber and I was adjuring you see oneness because of the iron sharpening that occurs here? Two miracles for the price of one.

One more and we would be saints in the Catholic church.


Ain't God Good?

peacemaker said...
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peacemaker said...

Doubleback Alley,

I believe in miracles and a twofer dosen't sound too bad.
But lets leave them at two though; I don't even want to be a pastor, much less a saint.

Peace Bro,
PM

Larry Usher said...

Great quote!

Ideas can move nations, for good or bad...
Our country has a knack for forgiving & forgetting which is wonderful in a way, but can be harmful in others. Our public discourse often regresses into the third concept rather than raising itself up to discussions of The Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, etc. I loved John Kennedy's quote, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Victims always look for a handout, victors look for a way to pull others up as they pursue God.
A man with a determined look and a quick step will draw attention and have in his wake those looking for a leader.
As the bumper sticker says, "Either lead, follow, or get the H--- out of the way."
Vascillation is swallowed up by the vortex of purpose.
Action dissolves fear.
Always loved the story of the leapers who decided finally to go to the enemy camp only to find it deserted and the spoils theirs.
"Why sit we here til we die?"
"Just Do It"- Nike

I also like, "He who forgets the past is destined to repeat it."

"I'd rather light a candle than curse the darkness."

"When someone is forced to give to another, it takes the blessings away from giver and receiver."

Look at what you have and bless it...you may have thought all you had was jars of water...

Blessings,

Larry

Anonymous said...

To go from capitalism to socialism,
evolution plays a part.
To go from socialism to capitalism,
it takes a revolutuion.
Some things took place today in our country, that might be a curse disguised as a blessing. I pray not.
Socialism is a fear factor.
Capitalism is a faith factor.

Son of Zadok said...

Hey all you bloggers and lovers out there. Everyone's still up here in Ohio trying to get it all together. Power is not back on for everyone yet, but its getting their. I Hear a lot of talk about the times with family, away from the creature comforts, being a blessing in disguise to many people. I remember telling my brother last month, if some type of tribulation does come to our land, all it will probably mean is that people will come to know their neighbors again.
I haven't been able to keep up with the blog like I'd like this week, but I feel an overall texture in it of our desire to more perfectly fulfill our destinies. Truly we shall overcome! I really believe beyond all the revelation of doctrine we go through; beyond that, lies a more intimate, sincere, and powerful relationship with the Spirit. We are attaining this resurrection life. Keep centered on the goal and prize. Faithful in the little things. This Kingdom is just getting started!!!

Thinking about the Uganda trip this evening.

God pour out your heart and mind into ours. We are spiritual bondservants in your service Lord. Stand before your chosen ones with power and majesty. Let us not just go to be changed, but let Spirit Life be created between all those who meet. Every smile, every handshake, every labour, every word and deed.
Lord I ask for a special visitation of your Spirit on this trip. We walk by faith , but as your friend I ask that you would distibute your cosmic annointing on these saints. Let your light shine through them unto good works, glorifying your name. Healing in their hands; You will cast the old man low and lift their hearts high, bringing your Spirit in resurrection power and life.

Amen

Some of the coolest characters in the Bible were to ones who helped Jesus with his first miracle. They picked up the pots and filled the vessels with water. Jesus, who is the great transformer, transformed the water into wine, even as he is changing us from water into wine. Praise God for those who carry the pots for Jesus and fill them with water. You are sharing in a great work of the Lord.

Nothing To Lose said...

To the Uganda crew,

Go give what you got,

and

come back with what you get.

Can't wait to hear the stories.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Ya'll come back now, ya hear...

Laura said...
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Laura said...

Thanks Bishop got yesterday's reply. There was a very sweet spirit in the House today.
I pray safe journey on the mission team. May each of you go and come home with a new outlook. May you see that the miracle lives in you.

Today was full of blessings and hope.
I pray the same for all of you.

Larry Usher said...

"There's a kind of hush, all over the world- tonight..."
"All's quiet on the Western front..."
...but..."there's a storm in the Heavens, wind of the Spirit startin' to blow...!"
...the sound of the abundance of rain...
...the sound of sons & daughters worshipping...
...He who began a good work in you is able to complete it!

...steps ordered, crooked ways made straight, high places brought low, He is exalted for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks...

...a shining cloud instead of ashes
...a shining cloud instead of ashes
...and Glory in the face of despair...

THIS is THAT!!!

NOW!

Blessings & wholeness to all,

Larry

Anonymous said...

There's an idea: I think, I'll just
keep you as my Pasto/ Bishop for another fifty years.

A PRAYER FOR THE UGANDA TRIP!

Father, in Jesus Name, I thank you for sunday is the day which you have made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

Father, I thank you that You are gracious, and full of compassion; and slow to anger, and great of mercy. Psalm 145:8

Father, Your Name is Holy, Your Name is Pure, Your Name alone is Excellent. Your name is great and greatly to be praised. I give you the glory that is due unto Your Name. Psalm 96:4-8

I enter into Your gates with thanksgiving and into Your courts with praise,I am thankful to You and bless Your Name. Psalm 100:4

Father, my heart's desire and prayer to you is for everyone who's leaving on sunday trip to Uganda be safe and be protected by your Holy Spirit.

Father, in Jesus Name, cause Godly wisdom and counsel to enter into the hearts and minds of the CITN group and the people of Uganda.

I pray a Hedge of Protection about Sunday's trip. I bodly say that No Weapon That Is Formed Against Your people Shall Prosper. Isaiah 54:17

I plead the Blood of Jesus over you all.

I pray for the Spiritual vitality and growth of existing prayer movements,and effective strategies network to develop which will span not only the world but the different major languages. I pray for development at every level the visit to the local Church, the community, the city, and the Country and Continent.

I pray for Fellowship of the Uganda believers and the all CITN believers team. I pray for Coordinators.I pray for these men and women to be inspired by the Holy Spirit.I pray for Local Church and their leaders to teach and demonstrate in their lives and ministries the importance and efficacy of prayer & love.I pray that God will renew this vision with a spirit of faith, expectancy and power among His people. I pray for your family, and the other CITN family who are leaving with you,for Uganda.I pray God's will for your life, Pr. Ben, the CINT team lives.I pray for God safety, security,protection,will cover all of you,leaving on Sunday. I pray that each of you will build up your strenghts in union with the Lord by means of His Mighty Power.May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give to all of you my Bishop, and all the my Chritians brothers and sisters leaving on Sunday, Peace and Love with faith. May God's Grace be with all of you.

OUR GOD REIGNS IN THIS TRIP TO UGANDA AND TO ALL OF YOU.

Avatar said...

Shout out to Jerryk--beautiful salt and light testimony!

I'm on the small screen right now and its totally irritatin' me! Its cool when my small-mindedness does that!

More later.

Son of Zadok said...

"Lift your heart up to the Lord, with a gentle stirring of love desiring him for his own sake and not for his gifts. Center all your attention and desire on him and let this be the sole concern of your mind and heart."

-Anonymous

Anonymous said...

GOOD MORNING BISHOP AND EVERY ONE.

I HAVE BEEN STILL FOR A WHILE TO RECEIVE DIRECTION FOR BIRTHING WHAT IS IN MY HEART FOR HE BODY OF CHRIST, AND I AM GLAD THAT MY WAITING HAS NOT BEEN IN VAIN.
I CAME TO THE BLOG TO SAY TRAVELLING MERCIES TO ALL TRAVELLING TO UGANDA AND TO SHARE WHAT WAS DROPPED IN MY SPIRIT FOR YOU ALL. AT INTERCESSION ON FRIDAY AM IN THE CHURCH, WHILE PRAYING JOHN 10.10 CAME TO MY SPIRIT. PLEASE LET IT MINISTER AND ENCOURAGE YOU ALL. IT SAYS,'THE THIEF PURPOSE IS TO STEAL AND KILL AND DESTROY, MY PURPOSE IS TO GIVE THEM A RICH AND SATISFYING LIFE.'
JOHN 1;4 SAYS, THAT LIFE BROUGHT LIGHT TO EVERYONE, THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS AND THE DARKNESS CAN NEVER EXTINGUISH IT.
BISHOP AND HIS TRAVELLING TEAM, YOU ARE THE AMBASSADOR OF THIS LIGHT. THE DARKNESS THAT HAS AFFECTED UGANDA PREVENTING THEM FROM LIVING A RICH LIFE PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY WILL GIVE WAY TO GODS LIGHT THAT YOU ALL CARRY TO UGANDA.
YOU ARE GOING TO ADD TO WHAT THEY HAVE, INCREASING THEIR KNOWLEDGE WHICH GVES THEM POWER TO LIVE AS CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM WITH KINGDOM BENEFITS. GO IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT REVEAL IN HIS GOSPEL. KNOW THAT THE WORKS OF THE ENEMY HAS BEEN DESTROYED ALREADY, SO GO IN VICTORY. EXPECT NOTHING BUT GOODNESS AND MERCY. WORK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT AND LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSATAND, AS YOU ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATH. AFRICA IS A GREAT CONTINENT WITH HER SPIRITUAL MARK IN GODS YES. I HAVE NOT BEEN TO UGANDA BUT YOU WILL BE WELL RECEIVED WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF LOVE AND WIDOWS MIGHT GIFTS.
I AM PROUD OF YOUR OBIDIECNE TO GO TO THE POOREST COUNTRY IN AFRICA. I WILL BE WORKING ON SUDAY BUT MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. YOU ARE BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED. LOVE YOU ALL
MERCY

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