Church During Childhood:
I didn’t grow up going to church gatherings. My memories of the times that I went, are few. I recall attending a Sunday School class or something like it. I was called upon to read scripture out of the King James Version. I had trouble speaking the words out to that version. I felt terrible.
I didn’t like church as a child. I didn’t like the music. I couldn’t hear the words in hymnals. I felt uncomfortable while I was in church. What I saw in church, felt like it was all for performance. I thought it was all for show. Continue reading
I can’t recall what inspired me about my family history. I know I began recording information in mid 1970’s. I tried to write down what my parents and siblings shared with me about our family.
I wanted to gathered all I could about the family tree. I started to recorded some of my life’s journey as well in a series of notebooks. I still have them.
In my High School years, I was shy. I didn’t date. And I didn’t attend none of the school dances. I wasn’t a party person. I didn’t like to go to dances or dress up. I was never asked to go to a dance. I didn’t go to the proms.
Family Reunions: Some of my memories
Our immediate family had get to gathers on special days. There would be big meals, lots of laughter. We talked and watching sports on TV. It was causal events. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about my journey with Jesus. I didn’t grow up in a church. In my early years what I heard about Jesus was influenced by my parents and siblings. Once, I began to have encounters with Jesus, I started to see Jesus in a new way.
My understanding of Jesus
Through the years, I’ve been growing in the LORD. I started to have daily communion with Him. I prayed a lot.
In the Summer of 1993, I was drawn closer to Jesus. I began to gather with the church on a regular basis. I was seeing Jesus in a new light. I had decided to keep clinging to Jesus.
Jesus is LORD! And He is God. He is fully human and fully God. He is almighty and He never changes. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever.
Yes, I have a relationship with Jesus. I have daily conversations with Him at any time. I can share my heart with Him. I believe that He hears. He cares for my every need in life. Continue reading
Goals in Life: I thought about some of my accomplishments in life, so far. I’m thankful that God is leading me through all my life’s journey. I know that I couldn’t have accomplished what I did without Him. Thank You, Jesus!
In my School Years: I didn’t start out doing this but, I had a perfect attendance in my four years in high school. And in my senior year, I became the 18th person in my family to graduate from the same high school. We were all siblings. I had the “want to” graduate, just as my siblings did. Our mother was at all our graduations.
In my Desires and Dreams : I had a desire to journey to Israel in November of 1998. There was a group from the church where I worship who were planning to go. I believe that God was leading me to go and prepared the way for me. I made up my mind on April 8, 1997 to set forth for the journey. I did it. Thank You, LORD!
I was changed by what I had experienced. I still recall the journey every year. As I read in the Bible where Jesus was on the earth. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to be in there. It was a journey of a lifetime. Continue reading
As I thought about my childhood, I recall the images of God. I didn’t grow up in a church. So, what I saw was how my world around me saw God at that time. What I was taught came from what my family shared with me, what I read and what was displayed on TV and through the religious movies.
Childhood Images of God:
God was always pictured as a white man. He was dressed in a white or creamy colored robe. He had shoulder length brownish hair. He had a halo around his head. Sometimes he would have blue eyes but, mainly brown. His mission was to go about doing good. We couldn’t speak ill of Him. He came from heaven and lived on the earth from a time and he died and went back to heaven. He will return some day. Continue reading
Greetings! Happy New Year! May God bless us as we journey into this New Year.
Shalom! Peace to you as you make your way through 2019! God is with us. Amen.
Thanks for reading.
God bless you!