Anne Rice: Vampires to Jesus

“Hey Mom, this woman writes the greatest vampire novels of all time. People have made movies out of her novels. I love her vampire stories, but it turns out she now has given it all up to write about Jesus.”

I received the above email from one of my sons referring to Anne Rice. It is thrilling to hear that Anne Rice is now writing about and for Jesus and not vampires. My son knew that I would not be thrilled if it were “Anne Rice giving up Jesus and writing for vampires.”

I am thinking Anne has surely flipped with such a flip from Vampires to Jesus.

Vampire, a European folklore and Jesus Christ, God – both are suffering men- one (vampire) claiming to exist eternally and one (Jesus) who does exist Eternally. One (vampire) taking the life of others, while the other, (Jesus) giving life to others. Blood is the issue in both stories, while one (vampire) is said to take a Continue reading “Anne Rice: Vampires to Jesus”



Blessed Are They…

God’s Holy Word refers to Blessed as Happy and Blessed and Happy are Christopher and Tammy Today NOVEMBER 11.



The I Am of a Team

T.O. (Terrell Owens, Philadelphia Eagles, the great)! Until just a few days ago I though the letters T.O. meant too old or too odd.

Terrell Owens just a few days ago played football with the NFL Philadelphia Eagles. Not only played but it was said of T.O. “one of the best or the best to play the game”. He entered into a brawl with his own teammates a week or so ago and no longer plays the game with his team. His team really needed him and of course this could change the outcome of the Eagles. Now for the ones of us that are ” Washington Redskin Fans” we just might not really mind not having him there. We are just thrilled that he is not there!

Brian William’s of NBC reporting last night about T.O. commented “No individual (I) is bigger than the team.” I thought right Brian, ‘I ‘ never makes a team. Many of us join a team and we only see I or me. Sometimes we speak of ou Continue reading “The I Am of a Team”

Throwing Your Light Forward

Another great workbook by Sara with Gary on Relationship, Friendship, and Fellowship.

Sara teaching “Throwing Your Light Forward” at CCI/ROSSOL Seminar

These six studies have been designed for groups to study “The True Light” and become enlightened by each other through sharing life’s eperieneces and Life Light.” John 1

We are given real life issues as found in both the Old and New Testaments to guide us into our own relationships and how to handle them according to God’s Word.

Each study ends with Q&A giving each participant in workshop/study/retreat time for reflection and sharing.

Great to use in small or large Bible Studies with facilitator or leader. These studies come out of a love that Sara has for small groups and their ability to share with one another for healing and help in the hope of loving and kind relationships. Sara Continue reading “Throwing Your Light Forward”


Are you able to recall the last time someone mentored you or taught you?
Are you able to recall someone coming along beside you maybe for just a season of your journey? They were just there long enough to help you overcome a spiritual obstacle or offer a special prayer for you, your family or friends.
How did you thank them?
Did you write them? Call them? Email them? Pay them? Give them a gift? Say a prayer for them? Think about them?
All the above ways are excellent ways to thank someone for their love and giving of themselves to us but there is one way higher than all others, I believe.
By sharing what we have learned and where we learned the principal and from whom we learned the principal or received the help with others has the greatest potential of increase for them and for you. Now you might ask why I believe this? Praise and Thanksgiving is one of the main themes of Continue reading “THANKSGIVING-GIVING THANKS”

Franklin Graham’s Samaritan Purse outreach for Children.

The Rose of Sharon School of Learning/CCI took part Saturday in “A Worldwide Team Effort” by packing 74 shoe-boxes for a special child somewhere in the World in being a part of the Franklin Graham’s Samaritan Purse outreach for Children.

Many thanks for the ones that gave to fill the boxes and the ones that took part in the wrapping, packing and organizing and delivery of these boxes. Also thanks for the wonderful refreshments we shared while packing.

From North America to the Far Corners of the Earth, Operation Christmas Child Unites Caring Christians to Bring Joy and Hope to Millions of Hurting Children. For more information visit

January, ’06 we will start collecting for our boxes for November. Remember to think about things that y Continue reading “Franklin Graham’s Samaritan Purse outreach for Children.”