Just an UPDATE… NEW, CCTV…

Blessings to you today and every day. I just want to take a moment and give you an opportunity to understand what God wants of you. The Holy Bible is not a book of do not, but rather a book of does for your life, so that you will have more of it, abundantly. This ministry of the Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross, only wants to help you to have a better quality of life. And also to show you a positive direction for your path through it.

In this past month we started an out reach program through the YouTube web site. We call it ” CCTV “, and no it is not closed circuit television, but rather Celtic Cross TV. In setting up this media program it is brought to you from the heart. No it is not a truly professional production. Rather it is me and all of my imperfectness being straight forward with you and trying to help you to look at your life through a different set of eyes, so to speak.

At this moment there are 22 different types of video productions for you to watch and listen to. There are several different themes that have been done so that you may find one more to your liking than another or even all to your liking. And yes maybe even none as well.

What is on this website is an experience that we hope will help you to grow and even encourage you to do more with your life, instead of less. For life is a gift and it should never be wasted.

Anyways, here is the link to the CCTV broadcasts, we hope you enjoy them and keep checking back to see what is new. ( http://www.youtube.com/1celticcrossministry )…

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION THAN PLEASE ASK. YOU CAN CONTACT ME HERE ON MY OPERA OR EMAIL ME AT,
http://www.2010cwn@gmail.com with your comment or concern. Outside of this short message of encouragement, I wish you a truly blessed day, everyday…

Sincerely yours in the service of Christ our Lord,
Bishop Andrew….

During trying times.

FOLKS, SOME OF YOU HAVE ASKED TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT MYSELF. SO HERE IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT MY LIFE THAT WAS NOT SO LONG AGO…JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A BOX OF KLEENEX HANDY…

As the title of this piece states, I find it interesting that we each handle life’s problems in different ways, with no one way being better than another, but that choice is always the driving factor. Each one is as unique as the circumstances that brought us to the thought in the first place. As for me it is as if I were jumping from rock to rock in the middle of a fast moving river with rapids, trying to stay balanced and focused for the moment on the thought at hand.

While using this form of metaphor it at least to me serves to be the best way to describe certain events that come to our minds when we are in trying times. The symbolizing of a rock as a thought from our past experiences and or circumstances and then jumping from rock to another rock symbolizes how fast our minds can go from one subject to another, as we try to center ourselves with the thought or emotion at hand, balancing ourselves for the next step or leap of faith that will hopefully bring us, peace of mind and or a since of balance or even direction.

The thoughts maybe about friends or family members who have past away, they could be about a special pet that was in your life or even an event that was memorable and all that it may entail. It is because of these thoughts that they should stir up feelings, and emotions that become the focus of that memory. When thinking about such profound and memorable events in ones life, I have noticed that it usually always seems to deal with the emotional side of that thought, or rather that something has influenced the thought that now presents itself in the form of emotion. This by itself is just thought but when the thought is driven by emotion then it is this emotion that motivates action which can cause one to change direction or the path of ones life and give it clarity and focus and meaning or even purpose.

The one that crosses my mind and touches my heart this time was brought on by watching an episode of 7th Heaven, when Happy, the pet dog is in the veterinary hospital. This episode reminds me of Miss Colleen, my pet and companion. She was a beautiful dog of Irish wolfhound and Black Labrador decent. She was in many ways the most genital, loving, devoted, trusting companion anyone could have wanted, and I was lucky enough to be her companion as well. We made a good team, we were meant to be together at that point in our lives together. Everyone who ever met her felt the love and grace that she emanated. Even folks who did not care for dogs or where afraid of them, took a liking towards her, she truly was a very special animal and defiantly one of a kind; she literally was my best friend.

My daughter (Automa), and granddaughter (Truvy) getting a quick shower from Miss Colleen.

Anyhow, to let you folks know I was not and could not be with her in the final moments of her life and as for that I will always hold a bit of guilt in me for the rest of my days. But let me explain, at the time she was put to sleep I was in Florida, handing the final requests of my mothers estate do to her passing away just two weeks before. I was do to leave Florida the next morning after an arduous week and a half of running all over the state but then choosing to do something special for one of my nephews (Steven) and his girlfriend and soon to be wife (Chelsea). That was to take them to meet up with two of my nephews buddies that are in the U.S. Navy, and that they were only in port for a 24 hour furlough for the first time in over 6 months at sea. It was with great pleasure that I was able to help my nephew hook up for the day with his pals giving them a day out on the town rather than having to hang out on base. After all, they deserved it for protecting my family and our life style here at home besides I am a veteran of the US. Coast Guard and I could relate to their needing a day out. But even though we all were having a bit of fun letting off a little steam from the trying times in our own individual lives, the evening would be nothing more than memorable to each of us for the rest of our lives.

That one common memory would be and will always be, the passing of Miss Colleen, for we listened on a speaker phone as my friend (Sabrina), who just happens to be a veterinary assistant, gave the injection that would take her life. In the background we could hear my daughter (Automa) sobbing as she held on to Miss Colleen and as she tried to talk to her letting her know that she would be missed and loved, very much and then thanking Miss Colleen for being part of our family. While on the other hand I was thinking and feeling the whole gambit of emotion that most people would have felt and that was that as much as I wanted to see her one more time, to hold and hug her myself, to touch her face with my own hands and feel the love we had for each other which you would have seen in her eyes and with her demeanor, to let her know how much I loved her and would truly miss having her around and that I appreciated her loyalty and companionship to me. I realized that it just was not meant to be. We all could tell the very moment that Miss Colleen took her last breath as she passed way. I have to say that there was not a dry eye in the truck, for we all were in tears and were swept up with the emotion of what had just taken place.

Yes, I did have a choice and I thought hard about having my friend (Sabrina), try to keep her alive for at least another 48 hours but then reality set in and I thought of her, Miss Colleen, instead of myself. That choice was made do to the constant communications with (Sabrina and Automa) during this period. I was very knowledgeable about the pain and suffering that she was experiencing do to the Lyme disease transmitted from a tic bite she got while I took her for a walk on the battlefield just a few weeks prior to her illness. Then including the many trips back and forth to the animal hospital over the past two weeks, the countless days and nights she must have felt that I did not care about her because I was not there with her in her hour of need and suffering. All the personal care, and professional attention and the drugs and the blood transfusion that (Dr. Mark, Sabrina’s husband) gave her.The several times that my daughter and granddaughter were there to visit her while she was in her cage or placed in a small room so that they could show her some love and attention.

For the anguish I personally felt being separated from her during this time in her life just hoping and praying that she would somehow pull through and knowing that I could not take having another pet put down. See Miss Colleen was the first dog I had rescued since I had to put my Alaskan malamute to sleep some 19 years before. His name was Sire Teddy Bear or Sire for short. But no, I had to make the decision to go through with the euthanasia procedure the night before I would leave Florida knowing that within another 20 hours from that time, I would be home.

I felt that it was the most humane thing I could do and the greatest physical act of love that I could give to her, as well as being the least selfish thing for me. How I thought and how I felt deep inside of me did not matter. All I could think about was what I was going through in the present tense. Trying not to spend much time thinking about how things were going to change, but not really knowing how or really caring about how my life in so many ways would be affected by these events to this point. By being kept in the loop of communications and knowing all of these things somehow all the while thinking I could handle the decision to do what needed to be done, not giving a second thought as to how I would feel or handle her not be home when I got back.

For a few moments I could only feel the pain of suffering that I was going through, that being the passing of my mother in Florida, a nephew in Ohio, my father in Texas and now my companion and best friend in Pennsylvania, 4 deaths all very personal and all in just two weeks time. Within another two weeks I would have to face the reality of one more death and that would be a dear friend and com-padre also from Pennsylvania making the total of 5 deaths to deal with. My heart was broken; my feelings were in turmoil and my emotions almost out of control. It was only by the grace of God and because of the respect and love from those in the vehicle with me that I maintained my composure. For that I will always be thankful to my family and his friends as well as my family and friends in Pennsylvania.

Everything seems to be intertwined with each other it is through these circumstances as well as my past life experiences that will have such a profound influence on who I am and what I choose to do with my life. The emotions I feel are real and the loss of them hurts deeply. Somehow I know I’ll be OK because time truly does heal and because of adversity comes strength to ones character. I’m sure I’ll be a better person when everything settles down and I regain control of my life.

But for now all anyone can do under these circumstances is to have faith, hope and love because these are truly gifts form God. The ability to except adversity and face it head on and to make the best out of a bad situation is what a lot of life is all about. What separates us from other men and women in this world that decide to follow a path that leads to self destruction is our ability to except and embrace change and how we perceive the course that has now become our path.

Folks say that God doesn’t give us more than we can handle all I have to say to them is that God must think I have very broad shoulders, because I feel the weight of the world pressing down on me in my life and I thank him for the understanding and wisdom that I have about life and for the enlightenment he has shown me through adversity and the ability to persevere. I also know that he must have something pretty big planned special for me to accomplish with my life just because of all the things he has brought me through.

I guess the old saying is true and that is that he is the potter and we are the clay. I’m learning patients and dependability but I am also ready to regain and embrace my new life. This ability or strength or insight should give us all the courage to rely on ourselves and that would truly be a gift from God and with that being said, it truly would be our very own and very personal Independence Day.

Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts and I hope you will explore your thoughts and memories with a new perception that brings you closer to where you want to be.Oh and one more thing, Valentines Day would be Miss Colleens birthday and yes she was a LOVE, puppy.

God Bless and Thanks Again,

Bishop Andrew

Words to live by.

Yesterday evening a young man sent a message in response to a comment I had made earlier in the the day. Below is this two sided conversation and I figured it to be on the mark for the title of this posting.

( My original statement as written ).

He has risen, he will come again to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end… ARE YOU READY ? HAVE YOU DONE ALL THAT YOU CAN ? OR IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE YOU NEED TO TAKE CARE OF FIRST ?
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah…Hosanna in the highest…Amen.

( Justin’s comment because of it ).

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

( Now my response to his remarks ).

Dear Justin, I have thought about your statement. It worries me to see a man   become so cynical towards the Holy Trinity. I’m not sure if this will help you to figure out why God allows things to happen. Except maybe that all things, past, present and future are allowed to happen for our benefit. In order for us to learn and come to the point for our lives that He has set out for us.

I have seen things that never made much since while I was in the moment, but as folks say, hind sight is always 20/20. As we get older the things we experience in our life time adds character to who we become. There are always two ways to look at anything we experience. One is positive and the other is negative or rather to say, one is being optimistic and the other perception is to be pessimistic. Trust me when I say that the negative and pessimistic way is not a path you what to stay on for long. If you do allow it to take over your life you might as well as stand in the middle of a gigantic piece of flypaper. For trust me, when I say, you won’t be going anywhere for quit sometime. It is OK to question why. God wants us to question Him. Just beware that many times we don’t always like the answer we are given. And, we have little choice in the matter either. Acceptance is half the battle of living life to it’s fullest.

In order for us to be able to accept the things that we see, takes three things. That is, in order for us understand the question and answer as to why. What we don’t want to become, is being bitter or cynical about life and what is going on in the world. Christ says that you are in the world but not of the world for when you accept Him, than He gives you a new life. As I like to think of it at times is like traveling parallel to the curb of our old life as we knew it. And thanks be to Christ that he has given us new eyes and a new heart to aid us as we pull away from the curb of our old path and move in the direction He has set forth for us.

Those the three things I mentioned a moment ago are, 1) Love, 2) Hope, and 3) Faith. For without even one of these, you can’t have any of them. And that makes life a whole lot tougher. By holding these three things dear to your heart, than there is no way negativity can win accept you allowing it to. There is however, a second, three things to consider, that being the Holy and blessed Trinity. The Father the Son and their Holy Spirit. For you truly can not have one without the other here either.In your own remarks you are choosing to deny both the opportunity to accept and understand. So don’t worry about the things you can not change but rather change the things you can. In this way you won’t go down a path that leads to no where but pain and suffering. It should be reassuring to know that you are already half way to the point that God has in store for you. And it is always easier to believe that He does exist. You must feel this is true because again of your own statement holds the key to understanding and accepting. It seems that your comment would suggest that you also must believe in Satan as well. So I ask you then, what path would you rather go down?

Just remember always, that God, is the potter and we are the clay. And that faith is the second greatest gift God has given you. The first is life it’s self and it is reenforced by another fact, that being that God loves you more than you will ever love Him. How do I know this to be true. That is easy, one is that I have faith in God and two, that He sent His only begotten Son to redeem us all. That is if you accept Him first into your heart and into your entire life from this point on until you meet again. For He is our only true hope for true happiness in this life we live.

Aha, the gift of life is truly a gift of love. So be patient, and trust that God has your back. Live your life knowing that every moment in your life, he is right beside you. Which means you are all ways by His side as well. That is a pretty cool place to be when you think about it. There should be no other place you should ever want to be. Except by His side for eternity. So smile and make the world wounder what your up to. Besides, when you smile and have faith, love and hope in your life, it really ticks Satan off, and for all the hardships I’ve witnessed in my life, it is comforting to know that I’m making his job a whole lot tougher. In my view that ain’t such a bad thing.

Justin, I hope and pray that my insight to life helps you, but know this for sure, above all things and that is that God will bless you as long as you stay the course he wants you on. Enjoy life Justin, it’s to short not to.

With sincere devotion to God’ glory. Take care, keep your chin up and don’t forget to smile… Bishop Andrew

So P.S., I hope you take something positive from this conversation that will help you during the rough times ahead. Thanks for stopping by.

I have a Double Life !

I realize that this title may sound cynical or even implement me into some form of who knows what. I assure you it is nothing like that at all. Even though it really may not be so far fetched in away and or even for someone else.

In away we all lead a double life in a way. I mean to say it in a manor that might be obvious to some and than to others, maybe not so much. We as human beings in a way morph into any number of things in the course of our day to day activities. No, I don’t mean it in a since that we turn into some form of Power Ranger or even one of the Ninja Turtles. That would be extreme for just about anyone to be able to do. Also I am not referring to the word morph as some sort of costume and make up drag queen either.

Besides any of these situations might require the need for some sort of mental or psychological intervention in a professional way. That is if it became a life style rather than just for a party of some sort or even an event program. Yes, there is always that sad case when it becomes a reality for someone that maybe schizophrenic to some level or degree. In this case what would be needed is a lot of prayer as well as professional council.

What I am eluding to however, is that our persona changes as quickly as our mood changes. And there should be nothing strange about that. Yet just the that someone has or even would admit to having such a personality or even life, is in away very intriguing. Even I would be curious to know more or see it with my own eyes.

Yet this to is not what I am referring to in this message. So let me just explain it the best way I can. I in a small way, I am trying to take care of two things at one time. Two personalities if you will. Note this is not a strange thing by my standard only do to the fact that I was born in the later month of May. Which make me a Gemini in the Zodiac since of the definition. So in being a twin in this case as it refers to my personality. And so now you understand how I came up with the title.

Anyways, I am trying to live two lives and in doing so I need your help. Yes, I need help. For a person never to admit it, than that would be a person setting themselves up to fail. And a failure I am not. I have accomplished many wonderful things in my short 50 years. Some of it was accomplished on my own and much of it was with help from people just like you.

So here it is. Even if some of you already know what I am about to say, than please bare with me. I don’t ask for much from people because I am a firm believer that people want to help when they can, and in this statement I am asking nothing less. That is with no pressure on you, do as I ask. But please go with your heart. For when one leads with their heart than positive things are accomplished for both parties. With this said, and please note that it is very difficult for me to even say it. I need your help to aid me to continue to accomplish what Christ put into my heart to do and to what I have set out to accomplish to do in that mission. That is to say to build a program that will be in operation long after I am called away from this existence. As we all will someday.

My double life has come about by a life changing event for me. And I do not regret it one bit. For it put me on the road of life I am now. And it is a wonderful life. See I am not only a Minister of our Lords service, but because I have never asked anyone for tithes, mainly because those that I work with now are destitute in their own life and just scraping by to say the least. Anyways, last year I began to try and figure out away that I could continue to the Lords work, full time and still make a living at least part time. So I have been looking into the affiliate marketing business and though it is a every tough racket to excel at, I figured it is my best shot. Due to my circumstances at this present time in my life.

So with that said I am sure you have noticed at the top of my ministry word-press blog, there are several links for folks like yourself, can go and checkout the service or product available. And only if you like it, because I would not want it any other way. Than I ask that you please continue all the way to the checkout for with each item bought by you, I receive a communication. And it is a lot better to have this type of income come in to support myself and the ministry than to put pressure on those that I help that can’t really do so. That situation doesn’t work for anyone and it may also cause these fragile lives to loss faith and than pull away from our Lord instead of giving them selves 100% to him.

Which is the whole purpose in ministry right, Helping others. Well as I said this is difficult for me to ask even of you. But maybe, if you are unable to help me than maybe you can re-post this message and pass onto someone that might be able and willing to help this ministry to go on. Even though I have been ministering for many, many years, I have only started this part three years ago. And to this day I have not asked anyone for aid and by the Grace of the Father we now have helped many people around the world with services I provide to them and to those here locally with me here in northeast Ohio.

If you like I have another site here on word-press that I have started to help folks to get into this venture and in doing so there are several programs that I will be adding over time that won’t even cost a penny. In other words there are things right now on these sites that are free. Absolutely, free.

See I’m not a guru in this stuff and nor do I want to be. I just want to offer something to you that I found to be a help or interesting. That maybe could help you in someway or even for someone you may know. Well I’ve said enough but if you would like to send me a message with your ideas for products and or services, I would love to hear from you. And if you like what I am trying to do or not, I’d like to hear that as well. For in every ones life there is room for improvement.

The sites for now are located at this blog which is,

http://www.celticcrossministry.wordpress.com
and also at,
http://www.affiliatemarketinginternational.wordpress.com

So it is like I have said, I have a double life. Quite mannered as a minister by day and marketeer by night. I just had to say that you know…. 🙂

Also that you know, I will always keep the two separate from each other as to the products and services offered. I also want you to know how deeply appreciated I am that you have taken a bit of time out of your day to even read this message in the first place. I am so very grateful and humbled.
Thank you so very much for your show of support. God bless you from my heart to yours.

Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P. ~ Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross
Email: celticcrossministry@gmail.com

A. Manley Company ~ Affiliate Marketing International
Email: a.manleycompanyhq@gmail.com

When is a Prophet not a Prophet?

 

 

 

Warriors and laity around the world, hear ye, hear ye. When is a Prophet not a Prophet? When we that are being prophesied to, don’t ad-hear to their words!

 

Most every Christian or even mortal man has heard at one time or another the quotes of our Savior in reference to “profit”, and I’ll quote the book of Matthew as to the subject of which.

 

In the, NKJV – Matthew ch., 16 v., 26 … For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or rather the question should be as to – what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Granted the same paraphrase is alluded to in the books of Mark – ch.,8:36 and, as well as Luke – 9: 25.

 

But this is not the type of profit I refer to in this segment. What I will say is to the actual term of Prophet (spelled as P_R_O_P_H_E_T and not the latter, which is spelled as P_R_O_F_I_T.)

 

Now I can see, and understand how confusing the English language can appear to those that don’t grasp the incidentals of it. I should also note here that the word known as Prophet , p_h_e_t, was termed differently in Israel (That is to say that, when a man went to get guidance and understanding of Gods word, he spoke to a “SEER”, now called a prophet.) In this next book, 2ND Chronicles I will make mention of the dealings with the Trustworthiness and even the Rejection of the Prophets. Thought brief as they may be.

 

Again in the, NKJV – 2ND Chronicles, 20: 20 … Refers to the first ( Trustworthiness) When Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”

 

The two notations of inference here are ( be established ) and, ( shall prosper.) The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary states the word ( established as ) to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or as I think of it, as one being anchored in … and, the term ( shall prosper ) as to become strong and flourishing.

 

So when you think about what this verse really means it can be said that to believe in the Lord God is to be permanently anchored in your belief and understanding, of His promises and when you come to an understanding of this concept, then you shall be enriched for the better coming to the realization of this fact by one who is sent by God to you, thus allowing you to be factually informed as to His truth. And I don’t mean the “prophets version of truth but, that of Gods truth or rather promise.

 

 

Now also in the book of the 2ND Chronicles 36: 15 -16 deals with the rejection of prophets and states. The LORD God of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. 16) But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

 

These verses are not quite as simple to grasp to an unbelievers understanding. That is, as it is and should be taken more seriously. In verse 15 the greater inference is the “warning” which has been sounded from the roof tops sense it was written. Yet many in the modern era still just think them to be just the ramblings of a time long ago and not as relevant today.

 

I recon that is why what jumps off the page here, (at least to me is) that most folks know and understand what a warning is. Just the thought of it is rather scary and unsettling. Benjamin Franklin who most assuredly is one of our nations wisest men was quoted as to have said “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” I often wonder if he came to this realization of fact from this verse where the author states, “ by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people. Another clushay of a quote is that “the early bird gets the worm”… LOL… it only makes better since to draw the conclusion through these clushays to bring home a point of reference and understanding that the words “early rising, send or rather sent them, meaning the ones who tried to bring understanding to the people. The same can be said of us even to this day. That the clushay quote reference to the word “worm”, means as it is referred to in many passages of the Holy Scriptures as “meat” and no folks not the understanding of the word to meet someone, but rather to the reference of the subsistence and comprehension. Be it a real life-sustaining nourishment or the nourishment of ones soul. Preferably to your soul and to your betterment of understanding of Gods “warnings.”.

 

We as a whole, of our human nature still denounce the teachings of Christ Jesus and the Prophets, as mankind did all those many years ago. When the author states that God, “had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.” still holds a great truth today. There is a small clarification on the tail end of this passage that refers to “His dwelling place”, which may need that clarification.

 

Yes God still has compassion on the human race, so don’t get your bees in a bonnet….lol…I am referring to a two-fold meaning of the word dwelling. Which means to “dwell or live within, and they are that of the obvious, which being is Jerusalem, in Israel. Not the Jerusalem in Yates County, New York .

 

No disrespect intended to the folks that call it home. But rather as the term dwelling being Zion, Church, Temple and or held in endearment in one’s heart. It is why the Holy Trinity has not given up on us, where He has patients and, many times we don’t. He is not without limits. I mean, we all have been a bit short fused from time to time not only with our fellow-man but when things don’t go our way we turn our wrath on Him. He is the one who never wavers on compassion, forgiveness and yes even love.

 

However, as the author puts it so succinctly, that being “But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

 

Here’s a question for you, are not ministers, priests, clerics and clergy in general still not taken seriously even today? So, if true, than we can conclude there is still relevance in these words as to Gods messengers ( that is as godly men and women are referred to).

 

Many in the world today “despise His words, mostly because, (and I think,) that there is a perception that His word takes all the “fun” out of life and that it is words that mean “don’t s. I have to say that this is so far from the truth that it “almost becomes laughable to even contemplate the notion.” However, it should be a blue print in our lives as to how to live life. How to act with regards to respect as with person, places and things. And for now a better term would be, “reverence” to the world around us.

 

Yet now comes the hard part for folks to come to grips with and that is because we have been brainwashed to the point of excrescence that God is the opposite of that last part of the 16Th verse, which being “until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.”

 

It seems to me that mankind forgets that God has a temper and like us He does become short in patients and also that we are constantly in violation of the second commandment given to Moses by God himself and that being “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”! Please before you say it isn’t so, think! Do we by an act of human nature, place things in a higher standing in our lives than this one commandment? Think about it for a moment, would you not be even somewhat put a miffed if you yourself have to take the back seat. That is in regard to what you thought was more or even most important? Then it only goes to show and reenforced by the fact, that though God is a loving God and that He, has great compassion for you. Along with understanding as well as patients with you and even all of us in the world. Remember, so as not to forget that though you might feel like the 12 man on the football field or the 9Th man on the ball field that it is tough for us to be that “odd man out”.

 

So, in closing please, please don’t think of yourself any less for falling short of His glory, for God knows all to well that we are only human. And by the way, I’m thinking that my last comment here, isn’t likely to hold any weight when it comes to judgment-day. I thank the heavens that Christ walked this same world as you and I, and that He suffered and died to save all mankind.

 

With warmest and sincere affection to all, God bless and don’t forget, He made you in His image and that He didn’t make any “junk”, only mankind does…Love always,

 

Chaplain, Andrew R. M. Manley DD. o.s.m., o.s.f., o.s.p., of the ULCCC.

The question is, “Life for Jesus” and my answer is !

This was the question/statement,
“Life for Jesus-Lets see how many people we can find that are not ashamed to admit they love Jesus”.
I responded…
I’m not ashamed, never was, never will be.
But then again, not everyone is me.
So I reckon I’ll lift up those that are on the fence and that they see the light, and feel the loving hand of our lord and savior.
Then, we all will be elated for reaching their decision to walk with God in their heart forever. And, as their notice of their rebirth reaches the heights of heaven, and it is placed by special delivery into our Fathers hands, the celebration will be jubilant, so loud will be the joy of the saints that it shall shake the gates of Hell, letting those know that it could have been them that the angels rejoice for, but no it is a never ending reminder of the indecision of their own free will that has placed them in the bowls of perdition forever.
With that said, the one that makes the right choice will see their life take on new meaning and they can rest a sured that they are not alone, ever. For now they are family. And what a big family it…. .
Thank you God for excepting another poor sinner into your loving arms and may they remain with you for an eternity… This is my daily prayer for myself and for each and everyone of you…
What about YOU????
Dr. Andrew ~ Chaplain, and family…God Bless…