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Life of LAB 2018: 7 of 7

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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog.Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!I hope you’ve enjoyed blog 1 thru 6 of Life of LAB.Today’s blog is the final of the series, and we end with the blog Sum vs. Summary.
It’s been a joyous time of writing.Mostly I’ve enjoyed naming each blog in the compare and contrast series theme.Without my knowledge, Grace came to the surface as a common thread in each blog this year, and it truly made my heart smile.I’ll just leave you with a few words as they come to me. In the year to come, I hope your heart will call on some of what was covered here in this quick LAB series.Remember the narrowing road with the cross at the end.But also remember the wide road that extends out from the great sacrifice of the Holy Lamb of God.If you’re still thinking about the story of the two prophets, consider that the Lion was left standing beside the body in the road.He did not eat the body or attack the donkey, and everyone who passed the scene could discern that the Lion was no…

Life of LAB 2018: 6 of 7

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Welcome back to Life of LAB.It’s day 6! Today we continue our quick LAB series with a blog titled Rule vs. Ruler.
The words rule, command, and instruction are probably our favorite words in the whole world.In fact, most of us can recount the saying, “Rules are meant to be broken.”And in 2 Chronicles 30:18-20, that’s exactly what happened.
This story is part of the Old Testament, and grace is not a word used or really understood.Yet, it is understood that God is a God of compassion; the birthplace of grace.
The people of God had been away from the God of Israel; the God of their ancestors and King Hezekiah decides to send out letters to all the places where they’re living inviting them to the Lord’s Passover.
His plea was, “People of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Issac, and Israel, that he may return to you.… Do not be stiff-necked, as your ancestors were; submit to the Lord.Come to His sanctuary, which He has consecrated forever. … For the Lord your God is gracious an…

Life of LAB 2018: 5 of 7

Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog.We’re 5 days into our quick LAB series, Life of LAB. The theme has been compare and contrast.  I must admit that I’m holding onto some of my reflective thoughts for the 7th blog, which will be a summary of the series.  So, don’t miss it.  Today’s blog is titled Common vs. Compelling.

Throughout the bible, God has commanded and instructed many. Yet, I’m not sure if there’s any message; any command as well known or as powerful as, “Let my people go.”It sounds as if this statement should have been followed up with the word “or”, but actually, the entire word given was, “Let my people go so that they may worship me.”Then came the “or” and the plagues.
This is the story of how God rescued the Hebrew people from Egypt, and it’s no common story.Yes, God may have chosen a common man, but He certainly did equip him in a compelling way. In the story taken from Exodus, Moses learns to stretch out his staff at God’s command and assist God in performing acts…

Life of LAB 2018: 4 of 7

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Welcome back to Life of LAB, our 7day quick LAB series.It’s day 4 in our theme of compare and contrast.Today’s blog is titled, Favored vs. Favorable and it's truly a quick LAB.
The original title was, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for life.” This work by Charles Darwin is now known simply as “The Origin of Species”.
Long lost in translation, we are now left mostly with the religious sentiment, “I’m blessed and highly favored.”Still "favored" by biblical standards has hardly been captured.As Christians use their worldly favor and influence to separate themselves from those, be it Christian or otherwise, who don’t appear to be on God’s list of well-known and well-loved individuals; I am taken moreso by the context of the original idea, which is to be favorable.Also, I’m struck by the life of Jesus, and taken by the great contrast in the life of what we know was the greatly beloved and well-kno…

Life of LAB 2018: 3 of 7

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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog!I hope you’re enjoying Life of LAB 2018.This is Blog 3 of 7.This blog is titled Decks vs. Road.If it sounds familiar, you may be thinking of our Free Online Novel Series, The Decks and the Road.  Please do keep following the series and prepare for the last book “Renegotiating Kaylin” coming February 2019.
The idea for this blog came recently as I was reading from the Word.I came to the story of two prophets.The story is found in 1 Kings chapter 13.  A man of God traveled from Judah to Bethel to deliver a word from God to King Jeroboam.The man speaks a word against the altar at Bethel.His word is not received well by the king, and the king stretches out his hand to seize the prophet.As he does, his hand shrivels up so that he could not pull it back.The king says to the man of God, “Intercede with the Lord your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored.”The prophet does, and the King’s hand was restored.Also the altar was split apart and it…

Life of LAB: 2018 2 of 7

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Welcome back to The Road2Wholeness Blog.It’s day two of the quick lab series Life of LAB, and today’s LAB is titled Key vs. Gate.We begin right away with scripture.
In John 10:1, Jesus says “Anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.
In John 10:7-10, he continues, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.All who have come before me are thieves and robbers.” … I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.They will come in and go out, and find pasture.…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
I find we go through life searching for keys.Some of us carry many, some just a trusted few; others a single one.We walk, we run, we climb; we add, we subtract, and in the end we reach the gate.
Picture this:You have your key.It’s bright and shining; it’s been polished and cut more than once.It’s proven to be a vital one.It’s gotten you through rough spots.It’s worked in doors you’ve never …

Life of LAB 2018: 1 of 7

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Welcome to Life of LAB!This is our 2nd Annual Quick LAB Series.It’s 7blogs in 7days beginning today, and at the end we embark on a day of Thanks-Giving with a full 24-hr Fast on Thursday November 22nd.This year the theme for the series is “Compare and Contrast”, and the hashtags for the series are #LOL2018 #R2Wnews #Takenotes #LOLunblocked #thequickLABseries.For the full enjoyment and comprehension of the LABs, follow the squares at The Road2Wholeness Blog on IG.

Today we’re comparing and constrasting two thoughts and yet I believe their individual paths will intersect.The name of this blog is Sheep vs. Sheep.I should begin with the question, “Are you a weak sheep or a lost sheep?”But… what is the purpose of this question?Furthermore, what brought on this question, and why am I posing it to you?I’m certainly willing to answer those questions, and I might even say… “Take notes”.
I was reflecting almost a year ago.I was considering the majority of people in churches.I wasn’t conflicted …

R2W Monthly: November

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Happy Holidays! Welcome back to R2W Monthly! You're Invited to join The Road2Wholeness Blog for our Holiday Season of Events.  Right now, you can catch up on our latest blog series "Lord! ASAP".  In blog 3, God speaks with Satan...  and you don't want to miss this! (Click on the image for a clearer view)

Lord! ASAP_ Blog 3

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Welcome to the Road2Wholeness Blog.Thank you for stopping by. Today we continue in the blog series “Lord! ASAP”.This is a series about prayer, and I’ve been featuring life changing conversations God had with unique characters from the Bible.For this blog, we go to JOB, and we begin by looking at Chapter 1, Verse 6.
This is a conversation God is having with none other than Satan.The scripture says, one day when the angels came to present themselves to the Lord, Satan also came.The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?”Satan answers, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.”Then the Lord says to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
The first thing that captures my attention is how much respect God shows to the devil.It’s also worth noting that Satan showed up among angels.It is clear that Satan is sure about who he is, but it is also clear that he is…