Saturday, February 27, 2010

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This young lady went missing yesterday
please send to everyone that you know...

A description of her is listed below.
Thanks for your help, thoughts and prayers.
Hello all, Our beloved Chelsea went missing yesterday afternoon in Poway, CA.
Attached is a recent photo of her and below is some basic information.
Please forward this to everyone you know.
Chelsea King
Age 17
5'5, 115 pounds
Blond Hair, Blue eyes
Senior at Poway High School
Honor Student, straight A's
Peer counseling
Cross Country Runner
Clean Up San Diego Volunteer
Tutor to San Diego Youth

Responsible, Conscientious, Loving, Intelligent, Cherished by all who know her
Her car was located Thursday late afternoon (2/25) in the Rancho Bernardo Community center parking lot. We believe she went running.
If you have ANY Information at all, please contact the
San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000

Friday, February 26, 2010

Do You Believe In Miracles? Most Americans Do

This week on NPR's Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan interviewed Pew Forum senior researcher Greg Smith about the Forum's recent report, Religion Among the Millennials. The conversation focused on the large proportion of young Americans who believe in supernatural phenomena, such as miracles, despite being less likely to identify themselves as part of a particular religious tradition than previous generations.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Lutheran denomination now has a name

By Julia Duin on Feb. 18, 2010 into Belief Blog

We've been waiting several months now for this new "reconfiguration of Lutheranism in North America" promised us by Lutheran CORE, which is overseeing the formation of an alternative to members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA, as you may remember from last August, voted back then to allow gay clergy and opened the doors to same-sex unions further down the road. 

Today, on the anniversary of Martin Luther's death (in 1546), CORE has announced the denomination-to-be will be called the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). More concrete deliberations will happen during Lutheran CORE’s 2010 convocation Aug. 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio, so for now the proposal is on the table for discussion. Read CORE's press release here

It appears as though they'll have at least some congregations willing to sign up with the NALC. Congregations around the country are already taking votes on whether to leave the ELCA. A widely circulated e-mail from ELCA Secretary David Swartling reports that, as of Feb. 3, 220 congregations in 49 of the ELCA’s 65 synods have taken votes to leave the ELCA. Of that 229, 156 congregations had attained the necessary two-thirds majority on the first ballot.

Note: Two votes at least 90 days apart — each receiving a two-thirds majority — are required for a congregation to leave the ELCA.  All of those votes attained the two-thirds majority for the congregation to leave the ELCA. However, 28 congregations is a drop in the bucket compared to the many times larger ELCA, as pointed out in this blog. 

So it's true NALC's beginnings may be humble. But detractors should take note of what's happened to the breakaway Anglican Church in North America that has pulled away from the Episcopal Church. The ACNA is gaining members; the Episcopal Church is about to drop below 2 million as early as next year. So, don't write off the NALC yet.  -- Julia Duin, religion editor

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Faith community nurses promote health within churches

Posted Friday, Jan. 29, 2010
ARLINGTON — James Rather has been saved twice in his life.
First, at age 16 when he found the Lord.
And again, this month, when he had a stroke in a church parking lot and the congregation’s nurses rushed to his aide.
"I truly believe that if it hadn’t happened here, I might not be here today," Rather said recently inside Rush Creek Christian Church in Arlington. "It was God’s grace that I was here. They saved my life."
"They" are Carol King and Sharon Canclini, experienced registered nurses who for years have volunteered to look after the health of the 500 members of their church.
They are among at least 80 "faith community nurses" in Dallas-Fort Worth, licensed nurses who use their medical skills at church on Sundays. Faith community nursing is a growing movement, a national effort to promote wellness of the mind, body and spirit.
"Faith community nursing is so important because it is the intentional integration of faith and health," said Paulette Golden, manager of the faith community nursing program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. "It is all about prevention and giving people the tools to make healthy behavioral changes."
Canclini and King routinely monitor church members’ blood pressure, set up immunization clinics and offer training on preventing illnesses such as swine flu.
Occasionally they also deal with life-or-death issues. Read more here……

Theophostic Healing Prayer

By Frank Meadows, Guest Writer – What makes Theophostic Prayer Ministry unique and effective?
I use the term, INNER HEALING PRAYER, because that is a term many of us understand. However, the difference I see in the Theophostic approach is that a memory really is not what needs to be healed. It is only the container in which the LIE or interpretation of past hurtful events are stored.
What happened to us in our past has already happened. The lie (how we interpreted the event) or stronghold that is stored or imprinted in the memory container is now the problem. It has become a core belief. The emotional pain we experience now, in our daily lives, is coming from present situations that feel familiar or like those original places where we were hurt and lies took root. We now see the world through these lenses.
If we learned to believe during these hurtful life events that we were unworthy, not good enough, others cannot be trusted, etc., or as an abuse victim who feels terror, helplessness, dirty, and shameful, we will go through life interpreting situations through that grid. Therefore, what is needed is mind renewal, a revelation of truth at the core foundational memory level.
We need for the Lord to give us some Heavenly, corrective lenses. Read more here…