Above and Beyond


Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk near Hollington, De...

Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk near Hollington, Derbyshire (Photo credit: eamoncurry123)

 

Above and Beyond

 

 

 

You’ve tended the flock

 

Throughout the years

 

You’ve shared in our joys

 

Comforted our tears

 

You’ve fed those of us

 

Who were hungry and athirst

 

Often you selflessly

 

Put others first

 

Always you preached Jesus

 

To those who were lost

 

In hopes of saving them

 

Eternity’s cost

 

You were teacher to those

 

Who were babes in Christ

 

You helped us take new steps

 

In the milestones of life

 

You’ve encouraged our souls

 

Giving us hope

 

In the battlefield of our minds

 

You helped us cope

 

You always stood by us

 

Whenever we were right

 

Though showing us our wrongs

 

In the midst of the fight

 

Always with the tenderest

 

 Of love and care

 

You’ve faithfully helped us

 

Our burdens to bear

 

Above and beyond

 

The faithfulness of the call

 

Your rewards treasured

 

Above and beyond it all

 

 

With all our love

 

In Memory of Brother Emmett Boone and Mrs. Bonnie

 

 

 

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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