Articles from September 2011
On Saturday, September 17, parishioners of All Saints’ Church walked the nearly 5 mile stretch from their former church building on Saratoga Lane to the new church on Gideon Drive. The march began with prayer and praise as children and adults left the old parking lot, too small to handle the Sunday morning traffic, and ended with laughter, clapping, and cheering upon entering the new parking lot, large enough to hold more than double the capacity of the new building. Once at the new building, a few hundred parishioners gathered to celebrate the completion of the 10 year building project with the annual church picnic and tours of the new facility.
I received a major healing about a family member, transforming my response to that person. I embarked on a major campaign of forgiveness, touring through vast episodes of my history as the faithful Hound of Heaven would suddenly stop and point. By this time, I was completely sold. No holdbacks. Whatever had been done to me, it did not matter, I wanted to forgive them, and get more of that grime out of my soul. God was truly faithful to continue to point me out yet another period in my life where I had debts unpaid, uncovered by the blood of Jesus in my experience, and stinking to Heaven.