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This has been the most discouraging two weeks of my life. Satan has attacked all aspects of my life and it has been debilitating. He literally has attacked my family at the core, and within the last couple of days I definitely felt as though ministry was becoming stale and ineffective.

In many arenas over the past 3 or 4 days, I have hinted of my soon resignation and my desire to hide in a local church.

For the past couple of days I had not even felt the worth of searching for God in prayer or even His Word. I wear my feelings on my sleeve.. so its difficult for me to smile when doubt and discouragement plague my heart andmind.

So the first day of Camp Meeting would be God’s way of showing me who’s boss. I walked into the cafeteria upset and bitter thinking to myself, I have to go through 10 days of this? I was careful not to make eye contact with people, but I bumped into Miss. Mann, Crystal Hollingsworth and Gloria Massengburg eating a late dinner. After expressing a few things that I should not have, one of the ladies said, “Hey, why don’t we pray for you NOW?”

I was upfront with them to tell them that I did not want to even pray. One of them said, “Well you don’t have to, but allow us to intercede on your behalf?” I could not say no then.

After the prayer, I started to feel strangely different…like a lift but not all the ice was gone.

After a couple of hours, I am feeling a lotmore like myself.

Walking out of guest services, God plays another trick on me. I bump into a man who looked familiar. I stop and stare at him strangely. Of course he looks at me like “do I know you?” I would not let him go because his face was a face I would never forget. Now I have to ask the question that’s really going to make me look foolish.

In 1988 I worked at Oakwood College as a plumber, and my boss was Mr. Burgess. He had a partner at Physical Plant that was a electrician name Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson came into physical plant to tell Mr. Burgess of a terrible accident on Jordan Lane. Mr. Wilson’s worker was involed and it was not looking good. I was there and Mr. Burgess took me to the hospital as a student worker. I remember walking into the hospital that afternoon. I did not even know who he was. He was lifeless. I looked at him and remember hearing people say he would not make it. I remember back then being in the room asking God why would something like this happen to such a young guy.

This was my first experience of ever doubting the supreme authority of God. I was a freshman in college wanting to be a pastor and I was faced with the ultimate question of “ Why does God allow bad things to happen?” I remember losing faith in that room.

I left that room never to see or hear from that man again.

But tonight God sent me four angels.

Three ladies who prayed and one angel from the distant past.

I asked him. Were you in a terrible car accident in 1988? Oakwood and Jordan lane?

He said yes. I just hugged him took a picture and wept like a baby. God showed me a miracle 26 years later.

Today, God showed me that inspite of your difficulty, He is still in control.

Thank you God for sending Maurice to me at such a time as this. I almost gave up.

 

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Two Quotes for church boards.

Discipline

I am not the type of person to proof text the Bible or Spirit of Prophecy. I am a Seventh-day Adventist Pastor who holds dear by the doctrines of the church. The Church Manual is a guideline for the church and its strange what we pick and choose to call the letter of the law. […]

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A Dental Plan

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One of the first things people notice at the onset of meeting a person is their smile. More so, when you flash those pearly whites. People tend to look at one’s teeth and make judgment calls about a person’s hygiene. Poor mouth hygiene can cause bad breath, rotten teeth, bleeding gums, which has been proven […]

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9/11 Where were you?

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I remember September 11,2001 like it were yesterday. I was at Dupont Park Church School in Washington DC., waiting for a funeral for Brother Bogans at a nearby funeral home. While sitting in the office a call came in from Elder Anderson, “Pastor a plane hit the World Trade Center.” I went downstairs to turn […]

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No Admittance…Authorized Personnel Only

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There is something about the forbidden that makes me feel as though I need to know what’s behind door number one. Growing up, we were told not to take the alley way, or touch the hot oven. We were warned about mixing pop rocks and soda, and instructed not to touch the communion table. Rules.., […]

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Bucket List Part One

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There are 10 accomplishments I would like to do before I die. Here goes: ( not in order)   Meet President Obama Camp at the Grand Canyon with the Men in my family Learn to Swim Visit the Door of No Return Meet Tom Hanks Write a Best Seller Farm a piece of Land Learn […]

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Devotional: The Doctor and His Patients Father

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Please Share This With Someone/ Subscribe to receive your devotional posts. A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On […]

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Is Gambling a Sin?

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Many times Christians ask the question, “What is wrong with gambling?” The last time I checked there is no specific command in the Bible stating that we should not gamble. However, there are several principled texts in the Word of God discussing greed and selfishness. In the Bible we find many of the characters casting […]

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Antoinette Tuff- True Hero

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Antoinette Tuff… A TRUE HERO    LIKE HER PAGE     Subscribe to our mailing list

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Not Again….

Getting it Together

You know what it’ like to begin again? Many times we start something over and over again and we never finish what we start. I started The Croissant Shop in 2009. I believe I must have stopped and started this blog about five or six times. I was invited to what I thought was going […]

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