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Our Father: Discovering Family at Charleston Baptist Church

My friends Sarah and Randy Moody have invited me to speak to the Forever Young Seniors group at Charleston Baptist Church on Wednesday March 1. I am looking forward to this event with these delightful folks. I have visited their group before.

My topic is, “What I Learned Writing a Spiritual Autobiography.” Believe me the learning did not stop when the book was sent to the publisher. Learning from the experience continues. Our lives are not static. We continue to grow as human beings and hopefully we continue to mature spiritually. The direction of all life is growth.

Our Father; Discovering Family, records a moment in time when I paused long enough to discover where I am on my faith journey. I hope my experiences are helpful to others who struggle with some of the same circumstances that I faced. We are all more alike than we are different. We often feel that we are alone in our struggles only to learn later that others have walked through the same or similar troubled waters.

I was fortunate as a young Christian to have a pastor who said to me, Mitch, God is not bothered by your questions.” He went on to assure me, “God made all of you. That includes your brain. He did not intend for you to park it at the door when you come to church.” What a blessing.

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Thanks Seniors at James Island Center

RESOURCE_TemplateThanks to the wonderful group that attended my talk at the Senior Center on James Island earlier today. It was a wonderful experience. There was even a former student from my teaching days at Charleston Southern. There were so many interesting questions and comments. As always I gained some new insights. I loved the one, “I thought about Our also as in child. I thought I am only one person, why am I praying, “Our Father” and not My Father?” That makes my point beautifully. You also bought lots of books. Thanks again.

The Senior Center is such a wonderful facility and Lisa Zobel had everything ready to go. She produced a flyer for the program better than the one I sent her. We can hardly wait for the center to open in West Ashley.

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