Daily Archives: May 10, 2012

Happy First Birthday, Real Christianity

         It’s been one year since I started this site.

         And what a year it has been. I somehow came up with 110 posts, almost all of them 2 to 3 page articles. You can access the full list through the Article Archives Tab in the header if interested in hopes that a title might stand out to meet a need.

         I began with Fight the Good Fight of Faith on May 10 of last year. Thanks to my friend Jo Rae who made the first comment and often shared my posts on FaceBook. You can access her site here.

         A few of you have added this site to your blog roll and I greatly appreciate it.

         Thanks to everyone who has contributed, especially Don and Susan who have been here since early on, Don in May and Susan last July, and have supplied me with consistent support in the form of faithfully reading and commenting. I wondered if this deal was ever going anywhere since hits were so low for so long, but these two have been especially encouraging. You can go to Don’s site here, and find Susan’s site, Manoah’s Wifehere.

         My friend Tom has been a great friend and support. He is a wonderful teacher and story teller. I encourage everyone to check out his site, Tom Graves Bookbites.

         I want to thank my friend Ann who said my book was Francis Chan’s Crazy Love on steroids!         

         Thanks to Patricia and Anthony for all their support.

         Please forgive me for not being able to mention everyone. I try my best to connect with all your sites. Some of you probably wish I didn’t connect and comment so much! Many thanks also to all my friends and new acquaintances who have subscribed. Please note the “Likes” and comments and check out all the cool people associated with this blog. There are some incredible people out there doing great things.

         You can also check out the long list on the lower right hand column filled with comments and their authors, and gain access to their sites (keep scrolling down), along with the most popular posts.

         Thanks also to my email subscribers, some of whom are long time friends.

         Regarding traffic, things have picked up, starting primarily with the post on April 13, The Miraculous Red Sea Crossing. I prayed a special prayer on that day of blessing and the Lord answered it.

         As a minister of the Gospel, my desire is to get the word out regarding that which the Lord puts on my heart. I am largely self-taught, but that obviously includes all the Lord has taught me and what I have learned through many decades of Christian experience. Those who know me know I have a wealth of knowledge and, like so many of us, can hold my own with degreed seminarians, college graduates, and seasoned ministers of the Gospel. The nature of this ministry is such that I get few opportunities to write or speak, though the message the Lord has given me is vital and very necessary. I must use alternative means to earn a living, but my real work has always been ministry.

         I recently added an excerpt from my book on the ABOUT THE BOOK/AUTHOR tab. Read it when you get the chance. I was told and felt in my heart that Real Christianity, The Nature of the Church was ahead of its time when I wrote it. If you are interested in a book written in the 1990s that is more topical than most Christian books written today, I encourage you to purchase a copy. If anyone out there wants to add a review, please let me know.

         Thanks to everyone associated with this blog who have purchased books. Believe it or not, all of them are still my friends (I think). Special thanks to my good friends Terry and Linda, and Forrest and Katy, for buying several of my books and distributing them to their friends.

         I appreciate all of you—readers, subscribers, those who click the little “Like” button to express appreciation for a particlar post, all who have made comments, the many of you who have reblogged this site, and those who shared it on other sites.  

         Most of all, I want to officially thank the Man upstairs who has supplied all the ability, anointing, and inspiration. I hope above all things that this effort has brought glory and honor to my Lord Jesus, our great conquering King and Hero, loving Savior, and Everlasting Father. He’s the greatest.

 

         The immediate and not too distant future will continue to usher in the early stages of our national Great Awakening currently taking place. Let’s all do our part and remain faithful, upbeat, and optimistic. Regardless of the challenges before you, I leave you with these words:

         “For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” [Matthew 17:20]

         Later,

         RJ

        

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