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”

Great chili

Great Chili

Great chili for when the fall chill arrives:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 stick celery, sliced
1 lb lean ground beef
2 teaspoons chili powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
13 (oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 table spoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
13(oz) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1. Heat oil in a large, heavy based pan. Add the onion, garlic and celery and, stirring, over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until softened.
2. Add the ground beef and stir over high heat for 5 minutes, or until well browned. Add the chili powder, cayenne and oregano. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
3. Mix in the tomatoes, tomato paste and 4 (oz) of water. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring now and then.
4. Add the sugar, vinegar Continue reading “Great chili”

Bible Reading – Magical Thinking by Gary

Now reading the Bible in and of itself is not going to magically make you a better person, but it will if you follow what it says give you encouragement and equip you with tools to enable you to become a better person.

It’s a funny thing, but the more I read the Bible, the more it tells me if I want improved character I have to work at it. It tells me I must be an active participant and not wait in passive expectation. I think we or maybe just I had developed magical thinking. If I read the Bible so many times I will automatically become a better person. The funny thing is the Book I expected to magically change me tells me in both its old and new parts that if I want to change I must act on what I read.

James, the writer of the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and according to history the brother of Jesus writes, “don’t just hear the word of God just do itÐ Continue reading “Bible Reading – Magical Thinking by Gary”

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”