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A Stone's Throw | A Parable for the #Christian & #LGBT Communities

A Parable...(Fiction with a point)
Joseph Oilman was well known in the region of Dallas Texas, for being a spiritual man, and friend to all. He and his staff were around a table at a local Starbucks, discussing a new project to feed the homeless and provide them with job skills.

They were also planning a second project to refer those homeless to a partnering local health clinic, to provide treatment for people who's insurance did not cover the needed medications.

A large, angry, crowd of people walked in and interrupted him. They brought news papers before him, and laid them on the table. A shooting at an Orlando nightclub had resulted in about 50 gay men and women being murdered.

The crowd, mostly full of religious teachers and pastors, also brought forth a young gay man. They tossed him into a chair in front of Joseph, as though he were on trial.

The leader of the angry crowd, a pastor in Fort Worth, laid a bible on the table. It was crisp, new, no markings or notes. The edges glitte…

Vote @GovGaryJohnson for President in November 2016

Gary Johnson #Libertarian For President #LiveFree | #MakeAmericaSaneAgain
After much thought, review, and internal debate this past 12 months. I have taken a stand. I endorse Gary Johnson, Libertarian, for President of the United States of America. I will be voting Libertarian at every level (President, Senator, Mayor, School Board... etc) in November 2016.

I ask you to support a common sense approach, and to run from the Tyranny of Donald Trump AND Hillary Clinton (and their parties).

When men and women are free from government and corporate interference, they are the happiest and more prosperous people.

You and I may have honest intellectual disagreements on the moral quality of one choice or another, and we can debate and discuss those choices openly and freely in a free society.

However, as long as you are not harming my person or property, and I am not harming your person or property, we should not attempt to control each other through government force. We should each be free to…

The W Storyboard Structure | *Concept by MaryCarrollMoore.com

I'm pretty sure I've seen this, may have even written about it, but it was fresh to me today. It seemed to simplify the idea of Story Structure for me... after all I am a Pantser
I was going through material for authors, and I came across this awesome concept teaching by MaryCarrollMoore.com; called The W Storyboard Structure (here).




I made this infograph to help me understand it.




1st Trigger Event (>Enter The Problem)1st Turning Point (>Problem Recovery)2nd Trigger Event (>Problem Worsens)2nd Turning Point (> Problem Resolution)Climax > Resolve
1st Trigger Event (>Enter The Problem)Introduce your Characters normal life, and then interrupt that life with a chaotic event.

This event introduces a specific, problem. You can set up two problems, one minor and one major, but they need to be specific, felt from the start, and resolved at the end of the story.

This event forces your character to leave normal life. He/She cannot return to normal life until after the Reso…

I serve in my spirit... a relaxed and peaceful way to "Serve God" !

A Roman Story

Hi Daddy.... Good morning. 

Hey there Son. How are you this morning? 

Tired. I was thinking about my new friends back in Rome. The ones I met on my last trip to Italy. How do you think they're doing these days? I need to get down there, I really think we could help them. Maybe you and I could go and give them some gifts and treats? I know they were having a hard go of it, last time we talked. 

That sounds like a good idea. I'll check the schedule, and see when we can fit in a trip over there. OK?

That sounds great. 

Now I do have a few things I'd like to chat about before you head out today. 

Alright Daddy. What's on your heart?

You remember the other day when...



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God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you. Romans 1:9-10
Interlinear:
3000[e]latreuō | λατρεύωShort Definition: I ser…

Righteousness vs Salvation | Being Right with God, and being Saved are not the same...

Righteousness vs Salvation
10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10 | King James Bible
A deeper look (here):
dikaiosynē | 1343[e]δικαιοσύνῃ | righteousnessShort Definition: justice, justness, righteousness
My Definition: Be Right With Godsōtērian | 4991[e]σωτηρίαν | salvation
Short Definition: salvation, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.
My Definition: Whole, Restored to Pre-Fall State
Right vs SavedBeing Right with God, and being Saved are two different but inter-dependent concepts.

Right-ness is the legal/positional state of being.Saved is the outward manifestation(s) of that right state of being.

I am right with God by believing in and on the finished work of His Son, Jesus Christ. That is it. That is all there is to it. There is no work left. If I believe, I am made Right-With-God (righteous)

I experience the effects of that Rightness by opening my mouth, and speaking the things in…

It's so easy to do things your own way...

... plotting, scheming, planning, working the plan, just trying to get this thing to work.
Submit to God’s righteousness2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. | Romans 10 | English Standard Version...being ignorant of the righteousness of God (God's ways of doing and being)...
Defined (here):
dikaiosynē | 1343[e]
δικαιοσύνῃ | righteousness
Short Definition: justice, justness, righteousness
My Definition: Be Right With Godhypetagēsan | 5293[e]
ὑπετάγησαν | they submitted
Short Definition
: I place under, subject to
My Definition: Hand It Over
If I submit a report to my teacher/boss, I am handing it over to them. I may have a memory of it (a copy) but the report has been turned over. I'm not working on it still, I'm done with it.

If I submit a form online, it's gone. I can fill out a new one, but that form …

It's so easy to do things your own way...

... plotting, scheming, planning, working the plan, just trying to get this thing to work.
Submit to God’s righteousness2For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. | Romans 10 | English Standard Version...being ignorant of the righteousness of God (God's ways of doing and being)...
Defined (here):dikaiosynē | 1343[e]
δικαιοσύνῃ | righteousness
Short Definition: justice, justness, righteousness
My Definition: Be Right With Godhypetagēsan | 5293[e]
ὑπετάγησαν | they submitted
Short Definition
: I place under, subject to
My Definition: Hand It Over
If I submit a report to my teacher/boss, I am handing it over to them. I may have a memory of it (a copy) but the report has been turned over. I'm not working on it still, I'm done with it. 
If I submit a form online, it's gone. I can fill out a new one, but that form…

Faith: You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

Deciding you want something, then hunting for a few bible verses to go with it, is not #Faith. That's wishing hard. 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.English Standard Version |Romans 10:17
Faith doesn't come by reading.

Faith comes ONLY by hearing.

Knowing you have a need is not the start.

Don't say: "I need money. God I'm believing you for money... and here are three verse to back up my request."

That prayer seldom works.

Rather: "God I need money. You knew that already. Now. What do you want to talk about today?"

Then listen.

Even if He doesn't want to talk about your "money problem". Respond to whatever He says.

Faith begins where the will of God is known. Faith ONLY operates as a response to a Word you Heard. 

If you didn't hear a word, there is nothing to respond to, Faith doesn't exist yet.

#RUListening ?

Darrell



Faith: You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

Deciding you want something, then hunting for a few bible verses to go with it, is not #Faith. That's wishing hard. 
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.English Standard Version |Romans 10:17
Faith doesn't come by reading.

Faith comes ONLY by hearing.

Knowing you have a need is not the start.

Don't say: "I need money. God I'm believing you for money... and here are three verse to back up my request."

That prayer seldom works.

Rather: "God I need money. You knew that already. Now. What do you want to talk about today?"

Then listen.

Even if He doesn't want to talk about your "money problem". Respond to whatever He says.

Faith begins where the will of God is known. Faith ONLY operates as a response to a Word you Heard. 

If you didn't hear a word, there is nothing to respond to, Faith doesn't exist yet.

#RUListening ?


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By Darrell Wolfe | #BeStillBeLed
Story Teller | Creative | INFJ | Intellection | Learner …

I want a Hippopotas for Christmas!!!! http://buff.ly/1PhijYQ #Pokemon #Fan

I want a Hippopotas for Christmas!!!!  #Pokemon #Fan
OK... so several years ago I decided that the song "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" was my favorite Christmas song.

Then, after learning about Hippos, I decided they were one of my favorite animals.

This morning, I found a Hippo Pokemon set to the Christmas song... and I just HAD to share!




Darrell












Tonight I went to a class by @BobHamp, called Healing: Body, Soul, Spirit - Part 1.

Tonight I went to a class by @BobHamp, called Healing: Body, Soul, Spirit - Part 1. These are my notes:

LIFE Verse Update (See post here)


Think Differently LIVE Differently

Think Differently LEAD Differently

Think Differently LEARN Differently (not yet written)

CS Lewis was a great theologian because he did not have a religious studies background, but a literary and mythologies background. Stories allowed him to dive into Truth in a way that dry study never could.

He used the word Freedom Journey... I liked that. It's not a destination. Not only have I not arrived yet, but I will NEVER arrive. Something things will be catapulted upon leaving this earth, but even then, we will be on an eternity long journey to discover more about God and more about ourselves in God.


Sozo: Salvation, Deliverance, Healing

Study is not about gaining more knowledge, it's about "what do I DO differently?" You can see miracles and still struggle with it mentally. I do! How did he know?

While he was …

New enhancement to my LIFE verses...

So for years know I've had certain bible verses that come up over and over and over again as it relates to my relationship with God and His calling on my life. 
I put these verses together into a paragraph to tell my spiritual journey (past, present, and future), both to myself and to others.

These have become my life verses, and guides. Here's what I already had:

I am called to lead the Distressed, In-Debt, and Discontent (1 Samuel 22:1-3), into the LIFE Jesus promised (John 10:10), by showing them how to meditate on the Word of God (Josh 1:8) and by telling stories inspired by it. Stories break down the barriers between heart and mind, helping both become stronger (2 Samuel 23:82 Cor 10:4). Stories can pull down strongholds that separate our heart from God's!
Straggler Verse:There is one other verse that's come up over and over in my life. It's become a guide post for me personally, but I've never quite understood how it fit into my calling. 
It was as frequ…

Other people's emotions...

Here's a weird one for you. I can be feeling generally good, with no particular sadness.


Someone else has an emotional upset (especially my wife or child), and I feel as through I've been hurled through a wall into depression. I could be feeling alight, then one of them gets sad or angry, and I suddenly want to throw myself into oncoming traffic.

I have to leave, in a hurry, and close myself up into a small space. My office usually, and shut it all out. The smaller the space the better. A closet, a corner, wrapped in a blanket, under the bed, somewhere confined and small.

Then... with some time... that wave of overwhelming emotion passes and I can re-enter the world.

This sounds an awful like like what people describe for kids on the Autism spectrum...

Maybe I have the slightest touch of Autism? 


Short Autism Screening Test

Results of your Short Autism Screening Quiz \You scored a total of  24Based upon your responses to this autism screening measure, you have symptoms associated wit…

An out of the box solution to save money for a trip!

One Yahoo Answers poster asked a question that really got me excited: (here)

Best way to save money for a trip?Need to save $3000 for a trip in about 5 or 6 years. And we'd also like to buy a cheap R.V plus the $3000. I can't do like a fundraiser or anything because it's a personal trip, so...



My Answer(s):Good question, and great forethought! Hope you don't mind, but this inspired me so much I'm going to write a post on it for one of my sites too.

Side Note: Buying an RV could be $10,000-60,000 or more. Just went RV shopping last month. I'd rent one for $3,000; OR, you could crowd fund that purchase too... the rest of what I'm going to say still applies.

I see this two ways.

1) You need $6,000 in 5 years (conservatively). 5 Years is 60 months. So start putting aside into savings account $100 per month, and you'll have $6,000 in 5 years. Your bank will set it up to auto transfer, or you could do it manually.

That's without earning interest. You could also…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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