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Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 70

From:  The Pastor’s Heart Title: “The RIDE Is Worth IT” Monday we got up extra early, tossed our luggage in the truck bed, grabbed a cup of coffee, picked up our friends, and began the seven hour drive to Orlando for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Conference. Although the trip was long, it didn’t feel that way. We talked, laughed, shared...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 69

From:  The Pastor’s Heart Title: “Prepare 4 Better NOW” I felt different waking up Sunday morning then I did any other day in the last several weeks. Nothing out of the ordinary was planned for the day ahead, but there was a tugging on my spirit that had me eagerly anticipating the time of worship in the Lord’s house. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 67

From: The Pastor’s Heart Title: “Are U Wearing UR GLASSES?” Don’t judge me for what I’m about to share with you because though it may not be your struggle, I must admit it’s mine. What am I referring to? Wearing my GLASSES. Yep, that’s it…I confess. I have to now wear my reading glasses almost ALL of the time. There was a time, long ago, if someone texted me I...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 66

From: The Pastor’s Heart Title: “Take a STAND” Yesterday, the democratic members of the United States House of Representatives staged a ‘Sit-In’ to try and force Congress to take a vote on gun legislation. Since the Republican Party is the majority party, they control what bills are sent to the floor to be voted on during regular session. This is a first, at...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 65

From: The Pastor’s Heart Title: “Knock ‘em DOWN” Pastor K. and I have been competitive athletes all of our lives and last night we began another new season as members of the MLCM bowling league. It’s really a fun and fulfilling sport where you compete against people of all ages and genders without anyone having an automatic advantage. The two of us have been...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 64

From: The Pastor’s Heart Title: “Even If..” Isn’t it something that you can start one morning so energized and focused that nothing dare try to impede a single blessing awaiting you; and then the next day it’s like you are looking for a creative needle in a haystack. Well, I’m having one of those mornings when I’m not able to plant and build behind the driving...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 63

From: The Pastor’s Heart Title: ““Be HISstory!” Men’s professional basketball season is over and whether you’re a fan of the sport or not, it’s hard to imagine that you haven’t already heard about what happened last night for diehard fans and for the state of Ohio. It’s been fifty-two years since any Ohio professional sports team won a championship and last...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 62

From: The Pastor’s Heart Title: “Because HE’S got our BACK!” A couple of days ago I was looking at a 1996 action movie staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vanessa Williams. The tile of the movie is, Eraser and if you haven’t seen it you should check it out, that’s if you like shoot-em-up type movies (smile). Arnold plays a U.S. Marshal (John Kruger) who must...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 61

From: The Pastor’s Heart To: YouTitle: “Be the WALL” I’ll never forget the first time I heard Donnie McClurkin sing the song, ‘Stand’. It was recorded and released in 1996 and it continues to be one of my favorite gospel selections of all time. The message is so powerful and uplifting especially during those times in life when you’re feeling broken, wounded, or...

Reclaim the FIRE! – Day 60

From: The Pastor’s Heart To: You Title: “You CAN’T go BacK!” Last night was truly an electrifying and enjoyable night of Bible study that can’t be adequately explained, it had to have been experienced. So rather than my trying to inform you of all that was said, I’ll simply encourage you to request a copy of the dvd or pull it up later on line in the archived...