“I will never plant a church again,” Joe Manafo says. “I had the best church planting experience one could ask for. I planted alongside the best people, who were also my best friends. The location was perfect, the setting ideal and the timing, just right.
I doubt we come from the factory as a fountain of thanks. Thanksgiving takes discipline, even if you count things as ordinary as a momentary glow in a bean field.
Unlike Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries, Thanksgiving is not often thought of as a “trigger” time for those who are grieving. I didn’t fully realize how hard Thanksgiving was for me until my pastor asked me during a meeting to plan the Thanksgiving service. My first reaction was complete panic, then, holding back tears, I spat out: “No, sorry, I can’t do that service.”
Reconciliation, the bringing together of the separated parts, wholeness, completeness . . . peace. This is the promise of Christ.
I didn’t sign up for this healing prayer workshop in search of a connection to our struggle. It simply sounded interesting to me, since I have always been captivated by prayer healing, and had a strong desire to learn how God works miracles in our lives.Login to View