Father Tim Gallagher Ignatius spirituality
“You have given us, o Lord, bread from heaven endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste.” Wis. 16, 20,
"Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart." "Prayer is the oxygen of the soul." Padre Pio
Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord' " (Ps 4:6)
I would greatly entertain speaking before you congregation on my calling, I was reborn in 1977, I am a disabled combat veteran, and after losing dozens of my Comrades to suicide and cancer from combat chemical exposure the survivors guilt of the evil one almost got me. The I got down on my knees and called on Abba, through Christ Jesus, for the Comforter to walk with me daily in my season of trials and tribulations through the valley of the shadow of death. Of course He did, now, since 2010' I have devoted my life in bringing forward the Good News of how we as America's Warriors, were only being obedient unto our governments calling as commanded in the scriptures, that we shouldn't let the evil one and his menons taunt us because of the atrocities we had to face daily on the battlefield.
I love you my Brother!
Adam "Tracy" Smith
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But I’ll tell you this, I’m going to frame this and hang it on a wall next to a Newsweek cover of Brad Pitt and me from a few years back. I called that one “The Stud (Brad) and the Dud (me). Now my grandkids will have one more legitimate example to make fun of their grandpa!
This is target too big to miss! So I invite you to make fun of me by answering today's dumb headline question.
But whatever you do- GO SEE the movie CAPTIVE this weekend! It's captivating.
To make sure you don't miss it just visit my Pastor Rick Warren page at noon and join me LIVE!
Fortunately, an election is coming next year.
Many of you will remember this gripping news story from 2005 that captured the world’s attention:
On March 11, 2005, a rapist named Brian Nichols was on trial in Atlanta. He’d already spent time in prison awaiting his trial. But when he was brought to the Fulton County Courthouse, Nichols grabbed the deputy’s gun and shot and killed the judge, the court reporter, a deputy sheriff, and a federal agent, leaving four dead as he escaped the courthouse.
A massive manhunt was launched in and around Atlanta, but Nichols kidnapped a young woman named Ashley Smith, took over her house to hide out, and tired her up in the bathtub. Ashley was a meth addict, a young widow whose husband had been killed in a drug-related murder, and she had just lost custody of her little girl due to her addiction.
So a murderer and meth addict - two hopeless people - were now thrown together in a crisis, while the police manhunt searched for Nichols.
Just prior to being taken hostage, Ashley had started attending Celebrate Recovery for her addiction and had started reading a copy of The Purpose Driven Life that she’d been given. She had first thrown the book away, but her friend fished it out of the trashcan and gave it to her a second time, the next day.
So while the murderer was holding her hostage and hiding from the police, Ashley began to read portions of The Purpose Driven Life to her captor. His harshness began to soften, hope began to rise in his heart, and he began to wonder if maybe God has a purpose for his life.
As they talked about what Ashley had read to Brian Nichols, Ashley fixed a breakfast of pancakes for her captor and he responded by hanging some curtains for her. With great courage and compassion, Ashley convinced Brian that God did have a purpose for his life so he set her free and peacefully turned himself in to the police. It was a flat-out miracle. It was moment of redemption for both, and a second chance for both people who had felt so hopeless.
Next Friday, September 18 Paramount Pictures is releasing “CAPTIVE” a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE with “A” list actors David Oyelowo and Kate Mara, that tells this amazing true story.
I rarely promote movies, but this is one YOU MUST SEE!
In a word, “CAPTIVE” is captivating! In my view, it's the movie of the year...because it actually happened!
It grabs your attention from the start and DOES NOT LET GO until the final jaw-dropping scene. It’s a riveting story of the power of purpose, the healing of hope, the good news of grace, the courage of compassion, and the secret of getting a second chance.
There are many powerful moments and pictures of hope in this amazing film but three stand out to me:
1. No situation is hopeless if you invite God into the mix!
2. It’s never too late for a second chance in life!
3. You don’t have to be perfect for God to use you! If God only used perfect people, nothing would ever get done!
Here are SIX things you can do to get the most out of this movie and share it with friends:
1 To watch the movie trailer for CAPTIVE on YouTube go here: http://bit.ly/1K0UYtJ
2. To watch my exclusive interview of David Oyelowo (who plays Brian Nichols in the movie) go here: http://bit.ly/1Nl9QW0
3. To get more info on the movie, here is the official website:
4. To share this movie with friends, you can get free social media graphics to share here: http://captivemovieresources.com/social-images
5. Watch and share my message “HOPE IS MY ANCHOR”, which includes my interview with David Oyelowo. and is a sneak preview of a new book I’m currently writing which is the follow-up to Purpose Driven Life. Click here: http://bit.ly/1MfwGQe
6. Join me this weekend at one of our 14 Saddleback campuses. I'll be sharing my exclusive interview with Ashley Smith as she tells 'the rest of the story" - what has happened in her life since this event 10 years ago. I'll also be teaching “THE WORD OF VICTORY”, Part 6 of “The Seven Greatest Words of Love.” You can watch online at http://saddleback.com/visit/locations/onlinecampus…
Please pray that God will use this amazing story of hope to give many people a second chance at life and salvation! Then invite a friend who needs encouragement to see the movie with you!
Thank you friends! Rick
I don't wear socks. I love Jesus, mentor young leaders, lead the global P.E.A.C.E. Plan to Plant churches, Equip leader, Assist the poor, Care for the sick, and Educate the next generation. Kay and I have a Foundation that serves orphans and anyone with HIV/AIDS. I pastor Saddleback church, and encourage pastors. Wrote some books, including The Purpose Driven Life
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