I am often asked why I don’t associate with my birth mother, my brother, and two of my half-brothers. The conversations all start with, “How is your…?” To which I reply, “I’m not really sure, I haven’t seen them or talked to them in years”. Then I am asked “Why?” To keep it simple, I just say that we took different paths in life, which sums it up in a nutshell, but that never seems to be an acceptable answer, because as soon as it’s said, the interrogation begins. At this point, I usually just say that the house I grew up in was abusive so I walked away, so I wouldn’t become a product of that environment. I am then told, in so many words, that it’s sinful and wrong that I’ve cut off ties with my family; that it doesn’t matter that they were or are abusive to me, the proper thing to do is be patient and tolerant of their sins.
This is my testimony. I am 17 years old. I just had to share this because my God has done so much for me and it’s too much to just keep quiet about it. Continue reading God’s Miracles
Jesus, as a human being, had no power within himself to heal anyone, He did so as a dependent, limited person, just like you and I, trusting in and believing in the life of God and the power of God to be at work within Him and through Him. It is only because Jesus rested in His relationship with God, in His communication with Him, in their co union, that He was able to express Gods heart and will into any and all circumstances. Every human being is designed to live out their lives in this way. Jesus, like yourself, had the freedom to choose.
Original Air Date September 23, 2013
Rachael Jackson and Shattered Magazine are doing great things. We will be reading this magazine for years to come. I look forward to seeing it on the shelf of every grocery store.
This show was extremely eye-opening as to way we should treat others in their time of need, regardless of the situation. I was blessed beyond measure having been a part of it.
Celibacy is one of God s greatest gifts to the world . . . and also one of the most misunderstood. . . .