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Shared with a friend who just lost his wife

I attended a celebration of life today.  It was for the wife of a long time neighbor.  The woman, Nancy, who passed was a very dear friend of my wife.This is what I shared with the woman's husband,…Continue

Started Feb 8

AND MAC DAVIS THOUGHT IT WAS HARD TO BE HUMBLE????
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NOTE:  I am a non-paid, non-pastoral laypersonOh Lord it's hard to be humanI’m defective in every wayI looked in the Spiritual mirrorBut all that I saw was decayThen You sent Christ in to my lifeI…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. Feb 15.

CALENDAR YEAR END PRAYER
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Recognizing, to be kind, the diversity in our world today, I have asked HELP in writing this prayer.To those of you of the Christian faith:May your holiday shopping time be painless;May your…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Malva Birch Nov 30, 2019.

Will God Bless America One More Time?

 “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”— Proverbs 18:2. Too bad the USA has this separation of church and state when it comes to political discussions.  This…Continue

Started Aug 17, 2019

 

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Organized Religion is the Image of THE CHURCH in America.

People of THE CHURCH are attentive to God’s Direction, His Will and His Word, many, many times falling short in their efforts.  Organized religion is often about looking for stuff from God, asking Him to Change His Will and adjusting His Word to fit its needs.  The sad Truth is organized religion is the image of THE CHURCH in America. It may not have been made clear in other blog posts on this Web site, but the root cause of white supremacy and racism is organized religion.  Until organized…See More
Sep 22
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. replied to Phil Miglioratti's discussion Make Us One: A 31-Day Prayer Journey Toward Racial Healing
"Organized churches of “men” must confess and repent. Papal Bull Dum Diverersas - 18 June 1452 Pope Nicholas V issued the papal bull Dum Diversas on 18 June, 1452. It authorized Alfonso V of Portugal to reduce any “Saracens…"
Sep 19
Malva Birch commented on RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR.'s blog post Marian Anderson, American contralto; first Afro-America singer to perform at the White House
"Lord God, yes, we have reached our end. Only You can help us. Let Your people return to You, Your will be done, Your Kingdom come, Your Name glorified in America. Let the Lamb of God receive His due reward, amen."
Sep 15
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

Marian Anderson, American contralto; first Afro-America singer to perform at the White House

“Prayer begins where human capacity ends.”— Marian AndersonOh Lord!  If only the American people would realize they have reached their end.See More
Sep 15
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. replied to Phil Miglioratti's discussion Make Us One: A 31-Day Prayer Journey Toward Racial Healing
"Phil,  You posted a blog POLITICIZED PRAYERS, DON'T BOTHER, on August 12, 2020 at 11:04am   I shared a blog TRADITIONAL COLUMBUS DAY POEM – REIMAGINED, on September 4, 2020 at 10:26pm: …"
Sep 14
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

WHY I POST ON PHIL’S BLOGS

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  So why do I post on Phil’s blogs? While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11.  But having been an accountant for my entire career, I have a difficult time proceeding until I’ve been held Accountable.This may be best understood by listening to the first part only of an original song.  Then reading the re-imagined words.Listen only from 0:00 to 1:05 then read the words below.…See More
Sep 8
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

TRADITIONAL COLUMBUS DAY POEM - REIMAGINED

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11I recently heard a sermon on waking up ourselves and the church (Rev. 3:1-6).  Coupling that with a sermon I heard the week before regarding tolerating Jezebel’s/Judas’ (a male version of the name) practices as acceptable within the Faith (Rev. 2:18-29), a prayer of confession and repentance is offered.  It may behoove “man’s” organized churches and their…See More
Sep 6
Malva Birch commented on RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR.'s blog post Attempt at honest dialog by an old, non-police officer white guy.
"May God guide and give wisdom to us all in Jesus' Name, amen."
Jun 4
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

Attempt at honest dialog by an old, non-police officer white guy.

One of the Civil Rights protest slogans is "No Justice No Peace." That slogan has strong implications. When a peaceful Civil Rights protest is followed by rioting, it makes me wonder, “Has implication turned into action?”  The answer to that question affects my view of race in America. There is no firm information as to who is responsible for these riots.  I still, in my heart, believe the riots are not caused by the Civil Rights Movement. But my gut is telling me be on guard in personal…See More
Jun 3
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. replied to Phil Miglioratti's discussion Praying Scripture Truths
"All zip files opened.  Are these Jana's worksheets?  If so, I can see how they would be helpful in structuring sermons. Maybe the closet I pray in is too small.   "
May 18
Malva Birch commented on RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR.'s blog post AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Such a great message! I'm right now reading a book by David Pratt about small house churches he visited in remote Himalayan villages, and how these very poor people who are severely persecuted for their faith in Jesus, do church. Life changing!…"
May 11
Phil Miglioratti commented on RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR.'s blog post AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"A few ideas that might help other congregations incorporate this rethinking... http://discipleshipnetwork.ning.com/forum/topics/reimaginesundays"
May 11
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From an unpaid, non-pastoral lay person:Saw a sign that read, "The Church has left the Building," in front of a church in Palatine, Illinois on May 9th.They had added more to their sign below this phrase, probably about on-line worship and stuff.But I really didn’t see that part.I HAD ALREADY RECEIVED GOD’S MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!See More
May 11
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

RE-IMAGINING OUR ATTITUDE

We’re in a pandemic!  What is God waiting for? So many in the world have said, "no," to Him--and He Respects that.  God isn't causing Covid-19.  But He's not Intervening.  He is Waiting on the sidelines--to be invited back in: to be called by His Creations. We Creatures of His have free will: the right to say "yes" or "no" to God. And we humans have been sending Him a lot of negativity in recent decades.  So, how's that working out for us?See More
Mar 26
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. posted a blog post

A logical look at praying

Many think being on one’s knees is the way to pray.  But knee pain can set in quickly. Some set a clock for a certain time of daily prayer.  When time is up, prayer concludes. A walk with God is best because the distance of the walk lengthens the conversation.  A person gets more time to ask questions.  He Gets more time to Give and Repeat Answers.  God also provides receptacles along the path you walk with Him where you can discard those "prayers(?)" that are not in accordance with His Will.See More
Feb 25
Malva Birch commented on RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR.'s blog post Saying "yes" or "no" to God
"Lord, help us to say yes to You and to be faithful... Thank You."
Feb 23

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My Primary #ReimaginePRAYER Focus
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Romans 14

Ezekiel 2:1-3:11
How To Begin a Reimagine Journey [My Tweet-Sized (280 characters) suggestion]
Think outside of the bricks and mortar box. The Universal church has no walls, no congregational separations.

The simple, clear message of Christ is the Giving of, and the receiving of, Grace. Use all He has placed in your trust, including human logic, to share, and not scare, people with this Good News.
WHY? is it important for the Church to #ReimaginePRAYER?
Because prayer is dialog--questions and answers.

Because prayer is for asking. Since he supplies all our needs and even some of our desires that are consistent with His Will, as often as humanly possible, our prayers should be for assignments that advance His Purpose.
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RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR.'s Blog

Organized Religion is the Image of THE CHURCH in America.

People of THE CHURCH are attentive to God’s Direction, His Will and His Word, many, many times falling short in their efforts.  Organized religion is often about looking for stuff from God, asking Him to Change His Will and adjusting His Word to fit its needs.  The sad Truth is organized religion is the image of THE CHURCH in America.

 

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Posted on September 22, 2020 at 2:17pm

Marian Anderson, American contralto; first Afro-America singer to perform at the White House

“Prayer begins where human capacity ends.”— Marian Anderson

Oh Lord!  If only the American people would realize they have reached their end.

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

WHY I POST ON PHIL’S BLOGS

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  So why do I post on Phil’s blogs?

 

While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11.  But having been an accountant for my entire career, I have a difficult time proceeding until I’ve been held Accountable.

This may be best…

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Posted on September 6, 2020 at 8:06pm

TRADITIONAL COLUMBUS DAY POEM - REIMAGINED

I am an unpaid, non-pastoral layperson… and a sinner.  While I make no claim to prophecy, one of my life Bible verses is Ezekiel 2:1-3:11

I recently heard a sermon on waking up ourselves and the church (Rev. 3:1-6).  Coupling that with a sermon I heard the week before regarding tolerating Jezebel’s/Judas’ (a male version of the name) practices as acceptable within the Faith (Rev. 2:18-29), a prayer of…

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Posted on September 4, 2020 at 10:26pm

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