Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Thank You for Praying. I will pray for you today!

In Brokenness, Culture, Ministry, Prayer by Bizgainey5 Comments

Dear brothers and sisters of Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston,

I prayed for you this past Sunday.  I didn’t call you by name, but I did pray for you.

Every Sunday I pray for every church and gathering of God’s children week in and week out.

This week, this coming Sunday – a day in which we honor the Father – as I prepare to come before my congregation, I will pray for you by name.

Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston

I will pray for the dear city in …
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Every Click Claims Another Captive!

In Addictions, Brokenness, Pornography, Uncategorized by Bizgainey5 Comments

And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.

No need for the light of a lamp?

Light without end?  Unending Illumination.

Not today.

Tomorrow?  Likely, no.

Perhaps next year, in ten years, 100 years, who knows?

One day, however, the need for artificial light will end.  One who is light will illumine all.

I long for that day.…
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Can My Brokenness Become A Beacon?

In Brokenness, Fully Awake, Habits, Purpose and Meaning, Spiritual Formation, Surrender by Bizgainey2 Comments

This week I have been reading Ruth Barton’s book, Pursuing God’s Will Together.  One section – of this important and insightful read – has been particularly eye-opening.  Ruth describes some of the values she and the Transforming Center are committed to practicing together. Her words encourage us to be honest with ourselves and the story God is writing in and through us.  Her encouragement, has particular relevance to spiritual leadership; the conviction, compassion, and concern we show to those around us!  On pages, 100 – 102, she writes,

“Closely related …
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