Today I live in the United States of America.

Today is Sunday.

Today I was given the chance to freely worship God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.

I often wonder what it would be like to have been born and raised deaf, only to hear for the first time as an adult, either through a divine miracle or modern technology. Or perhaps blind, only to see later in life. The fact is I don’t cherish my hearing or my vision like that person would.

Similarly I don’t think I cherish what I have at New Life the way a Christian from North Korea would.

Today, worship the Lord as if you couldn’t. Then take note of that person and the way they cry out, lift their hands, dance, celebrate and appreciate the presence of God. Because you’ll need reminding when you forget what you have. ch:


Gabe · 18 Mar ’12 at 3:12 pm


Gabe · 18 Mar ’12 at 3:14 pm

On an unrelated note, I have a couple ideas for exclusive content to put in the 99 cent guide to self-publishing ebook.
Early versions of cover art for the Bernifell books
The first and possibly second chapter of your new book (the action/thriller one)

    Christopher Hopper · 18 Mar ’12 at 4:30 pm

    I like all those! Good deal, Gabe. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Gabe · 18 Mar ’12 at 5:17 pm

    my pleasure. 😀

Beth · 19 Mar ’12 at 8:55 am

The leadership camp I used to go to had a Apathy lunch. It was one of my favorite parts of the week. Before lunch we would all be given a disability ( we lose limbs, be blind folded, loose our speech..etc.) everyone was different, we learned to help others & we appreciated what had to use. That’s one lesson I miss getting every year, we take so much for granted & are blessed to worship like we do sometimes we don’t even realize what we have. Thanks for this post, brought back great memories.

    Christopher Hopper · 19 Mar ’12 at 9:23 am

    An apathy lunch – what a great idea for a camp!

Katherine Harms · 19 Mar ’12 at 6:29 pm

Yes! Because if the government can force a church to DO something, it can force a church NOT TO DO something. They have a database right now that says what entities (churches, houses of worship) are authorized for the exemption from doing a particular thing, and whenever they get ready, they can begin regulating houses of worship and what can be done about worship if you are not in an authorized house of worship and then …. I leave it to your imagination. Mine is going berserk!

    Christopher Hopper · 19 Mar ’12 at 7:11 pm

    This the reason why we must continue to intercede for our leaders. Thanks for the comment!

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