It Just Isn’t Fair that I’m Sick Part Two

I Want to Know My Future

A Calling I Didn’t Understand

Ten days later she was released from the hospital free from the virus, but chained to a terminal disease of the heart.  Her heart was irreversibly damaged. She would be under continued care by a doctor taking five medications twice a day to keep her from instantly dying from a heart attack.  Now she would have to monitor everywhere she went to protect herself from possibly being infected from a minor cold to a contagious flu that would rob her of her life.

 

A mind game began to play like a recording in her head making her question God as to why she was given such a hard burden to bare.  She seldom was sick before.  She had done everything that was recommended to lead a healthy lifestyle.  She ate the right foods and went to regular check-ups.  Everything she did to live the right kind of life was thrown away as if burned up in a fire of remembrance of what her life had once been. Now she was chained to continued doctor visits and medication that had side effects that made her dizzy and nauseated and deprived her of her strength.   “It just isn’t fair that I’m sick!”

 

James 1:12: “Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials, because when he succeeds in passing such a test, he will receive as his reward the life which God has promised to those who love him.”

 

Dear God, I never expected my life to turn out like this. Please help me to do this even though I feel like it isn’t fair.  I am your child. Save me Jesus!

 

 

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It Just It’s Fair That I’m Sick Part One

I Want to Know My Future

The Test

The ambulance siren was blaring as it pulled up to the Hospital Emergency entrance. The patient’s heartbeat was erratic and her pulse was weak. Quickly the doctor shocked it back into a steady rhythm.  An echocardiogram was ordered followed by blood tests. Many more tests followed over the next few days. It was soon discovered that her heart was contaminated by an infection. Quickly a cocktail of antibiotics was ordered to stop anymore damage to her heart.

Family and friends gathered astonished that the flu had turned into a life threatening disease.  Now it wasn’t just a virus it was congestive heart failure.  The oxygen mask and the tubes running in and out of her frightened everyone and brought them to their knees in prayer.  They beseeched God Almighty to perform a miracle and to stop the virus before it spread into other vital organs.

Two weeks before she had just finished the 26.2 mile Boulder marathon. She was in the best shape she had ever been in and now a flu virus changed everything.  How could this happen to a vivacious woman who was so full of energy?  She was a good person who was a Sunday school teacher and dedicated to serving God.  Why would God allow this to happen to a person who was a shining example of what it is to live a Christ filled life?  “It just isn’t Fair, that she is sick!”

1 Corinthians 10: 13: “Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people.  But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”

Dear Heavenly Father, I trust you with my life. Please help me to have the strength to take each day at a time. Please help me to past this test over my health.

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Father, Can I Please Come Home

I Want to Know My Future
His brown curly hair fell wispily to his shoulders and caressed the sides of his beard and mustache.  His dark eye brows were arched slightly and his eyes shone with a brilliant light of love. A glimmer of white teeth flashed as his mouth curled up in a smile.  Jesus was stylishly dressed and the anticipation of the moment was making His heart beat wildly with excitement.  He had come home to share with His family and friends the Good News.

But when He arrived He questioned if it was possible to go Home, “Father, can I please come home?”  He asked.

Jesus had just come from Galilee where they had warmly received His teachings and the wonderful miracles of healings, He preformed.  His family heard about what happened and they requested He come home.

Luke 4: 16-21: “Then Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath he went as usual to the synagogue.  He stood up to read the Scriptures and was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah.  He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it is written, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of the sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people.’

Jesus rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down.  All the people in the synagogue had their eyes fixed on him, as he said to them, ‘This passage of scripture has come true today, as you heard it being read.’’

Jesus was excited to share the news that He was the long awaited Messiah. Instead the people only saw Him as the son of Joseph. He had come home to skepticism and ridicule from His hometown.

Luke 4:24-30:  “‘I tell you this,’ Jesus added, ‘a prophet is never welcomed in his hometown. Listen to me: it is true that there were many widows in Israel during the time of Elijah, when there was no rain for three and a half years and a severe famine spread throughout the whole land.  Yet Elijah was not sent to anyone in Israel, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the territory of Sidon. And there were many people suffering from a dreaded skin disease who lived in Israel during the time of the prophet Elisha; yet not one of them was healed, but only Naaman the Syrian.’

When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were filled with anger.  They rose up, dragged Jesus out of town, and took him to the top of the hill on which their town was built.  They meant to throw him over the cliff, but He walked through the middle of the crowd and went his way.”

Jesus felt the pain of their rejection, but it did not diminish His determination to be the Savior of the World. He came to bring a new kind of teaching that focused on love and not judgment. Nazareth would no longer be His home. His home would be with the people who believed in Him. Together they would make a new home in the realm of Heaven.

Luke 6: 22&23: “‘Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of the Son of Man!  Be glad when that happens and dance for joy, because a great reward is kept for you in heaven.  For their ancestors did the very same things to the prophets.’”

As Jesus’ ministry grew, people flocked to Him.  He spoke with an authority they had never heard before.  He taught them about love and how to get alone with each other. He taught them about forgiveness and acceptance for each other.  His teachings touched the depths of their souls and many came to believe that He was the Messiah.

The Pharisees were jealous of Jesus and they plotted to kill Him. Yet even when Jesus knew about their plans He continued to teach the people.  He healed the sick.  He cast out demons.  He fed the hungry.  Many thousands were baptized and placed their faith in Him.

The Pharisees did everything possible to stop the people from believing in Jesus.  They persecuted the believers by threatening to throw them out of the temple.  They plotted to kill Lazarus who Jesus raised from the dead. Some of the Pharisees believed in Jesus but they were so afraid of the Sanhedrin that they hid their faith for fear of being excommunicated.

Luke 14: 26&27:  “‘Whoever comes to me cannot be my disciple unless he loves me more than he loves his father and his mother, his wife and his children his brothers and his sisters, and himself as well.  Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.’”

Throughout history the simple fact that following Jesus would lead to persecution became a badge of honor to His disciples. They were Christian soldiers fighting for Jesus Christ. They were people who knew that to follow Christ was to give up their earthly homes.

Hebrews 11:33-38: “Through faith they fought whole countries and won.  They did what was right and received what God had promised.  They shut the mouths of lions, put out fierce fires, escaped being killed by the sword.  They were weak, but became strong: they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners.  Through faith women received their dead relatives raised back to life.

Others, refusing to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life.  Some were mocked and whipped, and others were put in chains and taken off to prison.  They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword.  They went around clothed in skins of sheep or goats-poor, persecuted, and mistreated.  The world was not good enough for them! They wandered like refugees in the deserts and hills, living in caves and holes in the ground.”

“Father, can I please come home?” Jesus knew that Nazareth could never be His home. He made a choice to die on the cross to save people. He became the risen Savior.  His home would never be here!

“Father, can I please come home?” Jesus called out to His Father in Heaven.

God answered. “Yes!”

Hebrews 12:1&2, “As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us.  So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.  Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end.  He did not give up because of the cross!  On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s throne.”

“Father, can I please come home?” cried the children of Jesus Christ.  They ran the race which God had planned for their lives.  They fulfilled their life purpose. They never gave up and now they are ready to claim Heaven as their home.

With a resounding voice God answered. “Yes!”

“Father, can I please come home?” the people asked.

Jesus replied. “Throw open the gates of heaven and let my people come home!”

Revelations 21:3: “I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne:  ‘Now God’s home is with mankind!  He will live with them, and they shall be his people.  God himself will be with them, and he will be their God.’”

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE   it will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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Who is the Holy Spirit

I Want to Know My Future 

Tori and I had gone to church to pray for healing over her heart. Her doctor warned her that she was endanger of suddenly dying of a massive heart attack. Urgently we had come to church believing that a miracle was her only hope of survival. We sat down in the sanctuary and I placed my hands over her heart. A supernatural warmth flowed into our bodies and ignited my hands turning them red and hot.  I felt a trembling within and suddenly I felt the Holy Spirit take up residence inside my body. The Spirit came lovingly and created a healing power that flowed within Tori’s body putting her heart into remission.

Over the years I have recalled many times the day I met the Holy Spirit.  It was a time when God’s will became my life purpose. I wanted to know my Heavenly Father and I actively pursued knowledge through my Bible and religious history books. I was changed into a different person who put God number one in my life. In my pursuit to learn about God I read stories in the Bible of how the Holy Spirit worked in people’s lives.

            Luke 1:13-15:  “But the angel said to him, ‘Don’t be afraid, Zechariah!  God has heard your prayer, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son.  You are to name him John.  How glad and happy you will be, and how happy many others will be when he is born!  He will be a great man in the Lord’s sight.  He must not drink any wine or strong drink.  From his very birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,’”

            John was filled with the Holy Spirit from birth because his ministry would proceed the coming of Jesus Christ. I learned that the Holy Spirit filled John on the inside and gave him messages from God to tell the people to make their lives better.  People were cleansed from their sins through the ritual of baptism.  And when Jesus came He was baptized just like everyone else.

Luke 3: 21&22: “After all the people had been baptized, Jesus also was baptized.  While He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit came down upon Him in bodily form like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my own dear Son.  I am pleased with you.’”

The Holy Spirit came into Jesus’ life in the form of a dove and the voice of God.  Jesus immediately began His ministry. The power of the Holy Spirit gave Him the ability to heal the sick, cast out demons and to feed the hungry. It was a Spirit inside of ‘Jesus the man’ that taught people all about God and how to surrender their lives to Jesus as their Savior. Jesus talked many times during His ministry about the Holy Spirit and the purpose of the Spirit. He assured his disciples that when he left them they would never be alone, the Holy Spirit would come into their lives and live with them. The Holy Spirit would then teach them God’s will for their lives.  The power of the Spirit would give them the ability to heal the sick and do even greater things than Jesus. Most of all the Holy Spirit would give them the strength to overcome the evil’s they would face in the world.

Acts 2:2&3: “Suddenly there was a noise from the sky which sounded like a strong wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.  Then they saw what looked like tongues of fire which spread out and touched each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”

The Holy Spirit revealed Himself in supernatural abilities to speak languages the disciples and their followers had never learned. They were languages of Praise to God.  The Holy Spirit came with a mission to aid the children of God.  It was a mission that would help them win the battles Satan would fight against them.  It was a ministry that would teach God’s children their life purpose.  It was a new way of understanding the world.  It was a knowledge they would need to know in order to win the battles against evil they would face in the world. 

When you study the works of the Holy Spirit, you are amazed at how versatile the Spirit can be. In the Old Testament Moses experienced the Holy Spirit in the burning bush that spoke to him.  Immediately Moses left everything he owned and went to Egypt to free Israel from slavery.  He was given the power to perform mighty miracles before pharaoh that destroyed Egypt.  Moses who was known to stutter became a great leader because the Spirit taught him what to say.  Moses taught the Jewish people the Laws God wanted them to know.  He led them into the Promised Land and gave them a home forever. His life became an example of what the Spirit can do when you surrender your life to God.

 The Holy Spirit has shown even a sense of humor when He stopped Balaam a prophet from cursing Israel.  The Holy Spirit entered into his donkey and it spoke to Balaam like a man, stopping the prophet from his madness. Samson encountered the Holy Spirit through his hair. He was the strongest man alive, but when his hair was cut the Holy Spirit left too. David met the Holy Spirit when Elijah anointed him with oil when he was only fourteen years old. David was given the power to slay Goliath the philistine giant with a small stone. He became the greatest king of Israel, because the Holy Spirit made him strong and gave him victory over the enemies of Israel.

It has been over twenty-five years since the Holy Spirit entered into my life.  The Spirit has stayed with me as I have faced countless battles that taught me valuable lessons of what is right and what is wrong in our world.  I cherish and love the Holy Spirit. He has given me supernatural strength and a determination to do what is right even when the world says I am wrong.  The Spirit is my best friend.  He has rescued me just in time when it seemed there was no hope.  Ask Jesus to let the Holy Spirit come into your life. The Spirit will change you from the inside out and change you into a better person.

Who is the Holy Spirit?  He is God the father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all wrapped up in one.  When God is in your life nothing you face in this world is too hard for you to accomplish.  The Holy Spirit will give you the power to overcome the hard things we will go through in the world.  The Holy Spirit is God. Let Him in and He will change your life forever.

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE  It will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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Why Christians need to be Teachable

I Want to Know My FutureRecently I wrote a book claiming that homosexuals were made by God. It was not a surprise when many Christian book reviewers picked up my book and refused to believe what I wrote about God supernaturally intervening on my side: Was True! They even claimed they liked my true life story, but they were not changed by it. Instead they expressed displeasure with the church that ran me out of town and made my life a living hell. Of course they would have never did to me what my church did to me! They ignored the scriptures I used to support the homosexual lifestyle, instead they held tightly to biblical scriptures believing their literally meaning against the homosexual lifestyle is true. Many of the Christian book reviewers were mad and claimed I had tricked them into reading my book because I didn’t plainly state that it was a book about homosexuality.  I couldn’t believe what they wrote. They were clearly prejudiced against homosexuals. They were like the Pharisees and teachers of the Law in the Bible. They listened to the messages Jesus spoke during their time but they refused to believe that what Jesus said was true.

            Matthew 23:1-5a: “Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples. ‘The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees are the authorized interpreters of Moses’ Law.  So you must obey and follow everything they tell you to do; do not, however, imitate their actions, because they don’t practice what they preach.  They tie onto people’s backs loads that are heavy and hard to carry, yet they aren’t willing even to lift a finger to help them carry those loads.  They do everything so that people will see them.’”

            Another thing I noticed about these righteous book reviewers is that all of them came together and gave me a three star review or less.  Yet they all said the book was well written.  It wasn’t surprising when two of the reviews got the facts wrong about Eric.  He is not a minister. His father was a minister.  If they can’t remember one of the main characters job descriptions then it must be too much for them to understand scriptures that state that God is love! 

            Matthew 23: 13-15:  “‘How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees!  You hypocrites!  You lock the door to the Kingdom of heaven in people’s faces, but you yourselves don’t go in, nor do you allow in those who are trying to enter!

            How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees!  You hypocrites!  You sail the seas and cross whole countries to win one convert; and when you succeed, you make him twice as deserving of going to hell as you yourselves are!’”

            I wrote a very controversial book about what happened to me.  It told of how the Southern Baptist Church rose up to fight against me and how they took away my children even when I was proven in court to be the better parent.  It was a book that had much more than the homosexual lifestyle in it. It presented the world as a complex game of life.  It is a life game that teaches people the difference between good and bad; love and evil; God against Satan. I wrote this book to help Christians to look at their lives differently.  I wanted them to not judge what they didn’t understand.  I believed that if they were educated about the correct scriptures concerning homosexuals that they would stop the hate and love.

            Matthew 23: 23: “‘How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees!  You hypocrites!  You give to God one tenth even of the seasoning herbs, such as mint, dill, and cumin, but you neglect to obey the really important teachings of the Law, such as justice and mercy and honesty.  These you should practice, without neglecting the others.’”

            Homosexual teenagers are killing themselves because of the persecution they go through in school and church.  Homosexuals are giving up church altogether because the churches they went to in childhood refuse to acknowledge their long time partners.  Homosexuals are being denied justice in the courts. Their children are being ripped from their arms.  They are being persecuted and mistreated by people who are denying them the ability to lawfully marry.

            Matthew 23: 29-31, “How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees!  You hypocrites!  You make fine tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of those who lived good lives; and you claim that if you had lived during the time of your ancestors, you would not have done what they did and killed the prophets. So you actually admit that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets.’”

            God called me to write this book.  He held my hand and gave me the strength to stand up to those who took away my children and made my life a living hell.  Everything I owned was taken from me. I was jailed and homeless. I was persecuted for being the person God made me to be.  God loved me and my family when no one else would.  I am afraid for the book reviewers and all Christians who refuse to believe my story.  When you refuse to believe because it is easier to hold onto the popular belief that homosexuality is wrong then you become unteachable. Good people are killed, like Martin Luther King. Without him African Americans would not have the rights they have today. Susan B Anthony would have never been given a voice to free women and give them the equal rights they needed in order to survive in a man’s world. 

            Matthew 23: 34 & 35a:  “‘And so I tell you that I will send you prophets and wise men and teachers; you will kill some of them, crucify others, and whip others in the synagogues and chase them from town to town. As a result, the punishment for the murder of all innocent men will fall on you,’”     

            Education comes from reading stories that make us think differently.  We must be open minded so we are teachable.  We don’t want to be the persecutors. We need to be the followers of Martin Luther King when society believed he was wrong.  We need to be the Susan B. Anthony’s that brought about a better life for women when society believed she was wrong.  We need to read and not judge before we even open the book to find out why persecuting homosexuals for love is clearly wrong. Dare to take a stand for what may be unpopular in many churches today.  Dare to read: “I Want to Know My Future”.  Do not be an unteachable Christian!

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE   it will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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The War of the Gods

I Want to Know My FutureRevelation 12:10-12: “Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, ‘Now God’s salvation has come! Now God has shown His power as King!  Now His Messiah has shown His authority! For the one (Satan) who stood before our God and accused our brothers day and night has been thrown out of heaven.  Our brothers (Christians) won the victory over him by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the truth which they proclaimed; and they were willing to give up their lives and die.  And so be glad, you heavens, and all you that live there!  But how terrible for the earth and the sea!  For the Devil has come down to you, and he is filled with rage, because he knows that he has only a little time left.’”

            It was the loudest thunderstorm the world had ever heard when Satan was thrust out of heaven and became the god of the earth.  Satan took a third of all angels who had pledged their allegiance to him.  They were demons and evil spirits that filled the world with every kind of depravity.  Their mission was to deceive people and separate them from the love of God. They did this by convincing them to sin. The sky quickly filled with ominous clouds that spewed lightning bolts of demon angels all over the earth to perform their evil missions.

            As quickly as the sky blackened, the Messiah pushed through the darkness of Satan’s evil lies and shone like the brightest star the world has ever known. Jesus brought the truth of God so that men would have the power of the Holy Spirit to help them know what is right and what is wrong when they go through the hard tests they will face in life. His angels fought against the devil’s angels and the war of the gods was played out in the lives of men!

            Hebrews 2:11-13, “He (Jesus) purifies people from their sins, and both he and those who are made pure all have the same Father.  That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them His brothers.  He says to God, ‘I will tell my brothers what you have done; I will praise you in their meeting.’  He also says, ‘I will put my trust in God.’ And He also says, ‘Here I am with the children that God has given me.’”

            When Jesus rose from the dead, he was given the power to fight every bad thing Satan did to people.   He appointed Christians to know His will and to fight for God’s truth.  He gave them His commandments and laws so they would know God’s will. He was a commander that knew some of His Christian soldiers would die, just like He had died, but their sacrifices would be rewarded with eternal life. 

Revelations 12: 17 & 18: “The dragon (Satan) was furious with the woman and went off to fight against the rest of her descendants, all those who obey God’s commandments and are faithful to the truth revealed by Jesus. And the dragon stood on the seashore.”

            The battle of the gods was set in place. Jesus, the lover of people and the Savior of the world fought against Satan and his followers. The world was thrust into a battle of good versus evil.  It would play out on earth in people’s lives.  People were given the opportunity to follow Jesus Christ, yet many denied Him just like Cain did at the very beginning of time.

            Genesis 4:7: “If you had done the right thing, you would be smiling; but because you have done evil, sin is crouching at your door.  It wants to rule you, but you must overcome it.’”

            Cain was the first son of Adam. He turned away from God and made a choice to follow Satan. He murdered his brother Able.  He began to develop the world by building cities so that people would be led astray and indulge in every kind of earthly pleasure. His descendants were the ancestors of all tools that were used to build kingdoms and make weapons for war.

            Genesis 4: 17: “Cain and his wife had a son and named him Enoch.  Then Cain built a city and named it after his son.”

            Adam and Eve had a son that replaced Able, who Cain killed.  His name was Seth.  Seth made a choice to follow God and from his descendants came the Son of God (Jesus Christ). 

Genesis 4: 26: “Seth had a son whom he named Enosh.  It was then that people began using the Lord’s holy name in worship.”

            Now the battlegrounds were set. It was Satan’s children against Jesus Christ’s followers.  It was the battle of the gods.  It was the fight that would lead people to understand the difference between good and evil; love and hate; truth and lies. God’s children would be given jobs on earth specifically designed to stop Satan’s corrupt practices and bring love into the world.  They would become the peace makers that opposed war. They would be the good teachers and ordinary men who choose to do what is right. They will fight for what is right even if it means they must give up their lives. They will fight diseases and be examples to others of God’s great love.  They will stand up to those who persecute them and turn the other cheek. They will feed the hungry and take care of the poor. Their love for all people will prove they are Christians, because they will make a choice to do what is right.

            Satan and the evil children of men will be pitted against Jesus Christ and His followers.  It will be the war of the gods, but Christians will be victorious and win eternal life. The world will end. Satan and his followers will no longer exist and they will be thrown into the fiery pit of hell. 

            Revelations 22: 12-17: “‘Listen!’ says Jesus.  ‘I am coming soon! I will bring my rewards with me, to give to each one according to what he has done.  I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end.’

            Happy are those who wash their robes clean and so have the right to eat the fruit from the tree of life and to go through the gates into the city.  But outside the city are the perverts and those who practice magic, the immoral and the murderers, those who worship idols and those who are liars both in words and deeds.

            ‘I, Jesus, have sent my angel to announce these things to you in the churches.  I am descended from the family of David; I am the bright morning star.’

            The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Everyone who hears this must also say, ‘Come!’

            Come, whoever is thirsty; accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it.”

            The stage for the war of the gods is set on earth. The victory is given to Jesus Christ and His followers!   We must forget ourselves in this world, because it is a temporary world.  Satan is the evil god of this world and that is the reason why bad things happen to good people. Call out to Jesus Christ and He will give you the power to win the victory over the world.

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE   it will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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One Step Away From Homelessness

I Want to Know My Future 

 A homeless man stood on the corner of the up ramp leading to the interstate. He held a sign in his hand that stated, ‘I will work for food’. A tiny, brown, shorthaired dog stood at his feet and looked up at the man.  He smiled lovingly at his dog. The dog was wrapped in a dirty plaid doggy coat and the man wore a coat that looked weathered from the outdoors. It hurt me to see them standing there together begging in the cold.   I wish I had a job to give this man.  His life made me think how close each of us are from being just one step away from homelessness.

            I suppose this story means more to me than most people because at one time in my life I lost everything. I fell in love with a woman when I was married to a man. What should have been the happiest time of my life turned out to be the worse?  It was especially hard when you are a Christian. The church preaches that homosexuality is wrong and they turned against me. Even my parents who were supposed to love me unconditionally did the same thing. When I was divorced I won custody of my three children in court because I was found to be the better parent, but soon I found out that society didn’t like gay people either.  An evil judge, my ex-husband and my former church plotted to take my children away and they did. So in an attempt to stand up to them I took my children and ran. Unfortunately the law caught up with me and I was put in jail and I lost every worldly possession because I had no one to help me.  One moment I was loved by my family and church and the next moment I was thrown away and despised because I was gay. It took every worldly possession I had to fight back against the injustice I was dealt in the courts and that is the reason I became homeless.  In my most desperate time I called out to Jesus Christ and He helped me when no one else would.

            Hebrews 13: 5b&6: “For God has said, ‘I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.’  Let us be bold, then, and say, ‘The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.  What can anyone do to me?’”

Jesus led me to an attorney and after hearing my story and how much I suffered from the hands of Christians, he took my case on pro-bono. It was a huge child custody and criminal case, but Dobbs did not care even though he had to travel an hour both ways from his office to fight for me in court.  He believed that everyone had the right to justice no matter what their sexual orientation was and he was eager to show me I could win. My pockets were empty and my future unclear but just when I needed help the most Jesus provided me with what I needed at the right time. 

Hebrews 11: 6: “No one can please God without faith for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him.”

My attorney fought for me and I regained joint custody of my children. My faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior gave me the faith to stand up to what was happening and to move on to another place where I could blend into society and live my life without the intense persecution I had faced in the small town I left. I started my own upholstery business and God blessed me giving me back everything I lost and more.

Hebrews 12:15: “Guard against turning back from the grace of God.  Let no one become like a bitter plant that grows up and causes many troubles with its poison.”

When I was suffering for being gay, I refused to give up my faith and blame God.  I refused to become bitter and hate the people who hurt me and took away my children. Instead I held tightly to my faith and trusted that God had a plan that was better than the suffering I went through.  This is the reason why I was blessed. I stood firm in my faith that Jesus loves me.

Looking back at that time, I now see the miracles God preformed in my life. I also saw how much I grew as a Christian. It was not God who hurt me during that terrible time in my life, but people. As a result I became more unconditional in how I loved people and I did not judge them. When I was shaken from my safe world I grew from my experience. I did not freeze and allow my emotions to make me give up and accept my homelessness. Instead, I fought back and I was given a better life.

Hebrews 12: 27-29: “The words ‘once more’ plainly show that the created things will be shaken and removed, so that the things that cannot be shaken will remain.

Let us be thankful, then, because we receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  Let us be grateful and worship God in a way that will please him, with reverence and awe; because our God is indeed a destroying fire.”

Maybe you are going through something really hard. You lost your job and now you can’t pay for your house. You don’t know what to do and no matter how hard you try no one will hire you. Don’t be afraid and don’t give up. No matter how close you are to homelessness. Believe and trust in your Christian faith. God is always ready to help you even when it looks like there is no hope. Maybe it’s time for you to look at changing to a new kind of job. Or maybe God wants you to expand your job search to a new city. Don’t give up and allow your life to become hopeless. Fight back and believe that God has a plan that is far better than your present life. We go through hard tests in this world that shake us to our very core, but if God is on our side it is only temporary.

Read Hebrews chapter eleven and see the faith each of us must have in order for us to overcome the problems we will go through in this world. Below are the concluding three verses.

Hebrews 11: 39&40, “What a record all of these have won by their faith!  Yet they did not receive what God had promised, because God had decided on an even better plan for us.  His purpose was that only in company with us would they be made perfect.”

It is important that Christians everywhere remember that the problems we have on earth cannot be compared with the rewards we will receive in Heaven.  We must hold tightly to Jesus Christ and learn the lessons that this world has to teach us.  When I see a homeless person on the street I remember the lessons I learned from being homeless.  The simple truth is that all people are one step away from homelessness if they don’t hold tightly to Jesus Christ and believe that he can save them and give them a better life.

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE  It will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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Seven New Year’s Resolutions that Will Make you Stronger

20159B_BookVideoMaking resolutions that lead to goals for your future is always a great way to start a New Year. We had just become empty nesters with the youngest child moving out to lead his own separate life.  To optimize our new found freedom I made resolutions geared towards enjoying my relationship more and traveling the world.  But sometimes the best plans can end up with different results when the real world comes knocking on your door and you are about to go through a very hard test that will change your life dramatically. Halfway through January my mother suddenly died leaving my father alone. I was very close to my mother and her death hit me very hard. Six months later my wife of seventeen years left me for another person.  I had to start my life all over again; find a new place to live and start my upholstery business in a brand new town.  My dad still in the process of grieving begged me to move in with him because he hated living alone.  Within a month of moving in with dad, I began to realize that my father had health issues. Immediately I began taking him to doctors and we soon discovered he had a brain tumor and he didn’t have long to live.

Many people anticipate the New Year with dreams of the glorious possibilities it will bring.  They could be looking forward to their next achievement in work that comes with a better job title and a substantial raise. Or maybe it is time to buy the dream house they had been saving for the past few years. It will be a home where they will decorate it in the newest colors and with just the right furniture.  Or it could be the time to start the long awaited family and the excitement of having a baby fills them with pure joy.  Or maybe they are near the age of retirement and they begin to look at how they will spend their free time and what wonderful vacation they will choose to start out their brand new life. We all have goals and dreams that keep us going and anticipating every New Year.  They are the kind of dreams that make us work hard and help us to set New Year’s resolutions that line up with the plans we have made for our future.

It is easy to Praise God when everything is going as planned, but what happens when our goals for the New Year come crashing down all around us.  Do we continue to rejoice, or do we enter into the deepest depression that leads to regrets for having worked so hard in a job you just lost. Or the dream house is replaced with an apartment because you got a divorce and you no longer have two incomes. The baby you wanted leads the doctors to finding out that you have ovarian cancer and you must have a hysterectomy in order to save your life. Or the company you worked for the past thirty years went bankrupt leaving you with no retirement money and a desperate need to find a new job.

Good and bad things happen to people all the time, but what you do when your New Year’s resolutions fail is the difference between you surviving and moving on or forever living in regrets. Many people when faced with such life changing challenges have a nervous breakdown or even think about committing suicide because they don’t believe that their lives can get better. This is when it’s very important that we believe in God. Jesus Christ came to save people from the bad things that normally happen to them in the world.  He can take your sorrow from what you lost and He can bring about a better life that you never believed possible.

Romans 8: 28: “We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.”

When Jesus Christ is in your life you have the power of God working to help you in your life. You are never alone fighting all by yourself. God is right beside you working out His good plan for your life. This is the reason why we need to adjust our thinking and make New Year’s Resolutions that will help us handle whatever comes our way. Seven New Year’s Resolutions that will make you stronger.

  1.  I will read my Bible and pray for God’s will to be done in my life.

2 Timothy 3:16: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living,”

2.  I will pray for my family and friends.

Ephesians 6:18: “Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help.  Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads.  For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people.”

3.  I will memorize scriptures that will give me strength when I face the hard things that normally come to people in this world.

Philippines 4:13 “I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”

4.  I will attend church regularly in order to nurture my faith and guide me into helping others.

2 Timothy 3:17: “so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed.”

5.  I will remember when hard tests come my way to run to Jesus for help!

1 Corinthians 10:13: “Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, He will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”

6.  I will pray for protection from Satan. Satan has the power to convince me that my life is not worth living when it becomes hard.

Ephesians 6:11-13: “Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil’s evil tricks.  For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this Dark Age. So put on God’s armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy’s (Satan) attacks; and after fighting to the end you will still hold your ground.”

7.  I will Praise the Lord no matter what happens to me because I desire to live a positive Christian life.

1 Thessalonians 3:16-18: “Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants from you in your life in union with Christ Jesus.”

Many things occurred after the death of my father. I went through the normal grieving process that you go through after being hit with so many loses. My dad gave me his house so I had a place to live. I established a new business and I had the privilege of welcoming into my life eight grandchildren. Five years later I found the love of my life. As the years passed I moved onto a new future that was so much better than before because I relied on God to help me during the difficult times. I didn’t give into depression or blame God for what happened to me. I accepted my life and I became a better Christian. It’s time that we let go of the old way of making New Year’s Resolutions and make Resolutions that will strength our Christian faith.

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE  It will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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What Christmas Means to Me

I Want to Know My Future Divorce is very hard when you have children. It is even harder when you are a very religious family that is filled with ministers and missionaries. But the hardest thing of all is when you discover you are a lesbian. Your very important religious life comes crashing all around you because as far as your family and church is concerned you are a terrible sinner. When approaching the holidays that celebrate the life and death of Jesus Christ, it forces you to rethink how you will celebrate Christmas. You can’t go to the church you grew up in because you are no longer accepted. You don’t celebrate with your extended family as a couple because they will not accept the person you love so you are forced to go separately to family celebrations. I guess what I am really saying is ‘what Christmas means to me’ is not what it may mean to other Christian families.

 Before the label of homosexuality became my life, I could hardly wait for the Christmas celebration to begin. I loved having the extended family holiday meal. Buying presents and making gifts for family and friends was not only fun, but something I looked forward to all year long! Finding just the right gift for my children and seeing their approval Christmas morning brought back wonderful memories. It was truly a December of fun activities filled with family, church events and lots of holiday parties. But this was not the case anymore! Now I was forced to celebrate Christmas without the favor of the people who use to be a big part of my life.

            When I was divorced, I did not receive residential custody of my children even though it was proven I was the better parent, but I did get the Christmas holiday with them. My wife, Tori had sole custody of her son, but her parents refused to accept our relationship. They threatened to take Brad away from her if our relationship was ever discovered. As a result Tori was forced to celebrate every Christmas day with them. My parents gave me an open invitation to celebrate Christmas with my children at their house along with my brothers and sisters families. This I did rarely because being around the judgmental eyes they always cast in my direction was unpleasant. It wasn’t a Christmas celebration that was good for me or my children. So Tori and I were forced to start a new tradition for the Christmas holiday alone without extended family members.

            Tori and I gave up many things when we became a couple, but the one thing we never gave up was Christmas. We both loved the holiday and celebrating it with our children. It may not have been like it was before, but for the most part it was better. Tori and I ran a very successful upholstery and design business. We were so successful that we had the ability to give presents to our children like we never had before. They were the first to have the latest toys and games. They had the best clothes and we treated them to blockbuster movies and special Christmas Broadway plays. What we couldn’t give them in extended family Christmases we made up with expensive restaurants and just plain fun!

            We made Christmas very special. Tori and I started decorating in November and we added one new decoration to our home every year. One year the kids and I painted two giant nutcrackers we made out of plywood to adorn either side of our front door outside and lit them up with lights. Another year we decided we would decorate two trees in the house. Every year we added new ornaments to each tree. We loved Christmas so much that we decorated every room in the house in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We had a manger with baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph displayed prominently on the fireplace and every year we added one more animal or person.

            You would think that Tori and I had every right to turn our backs on our faith because of the persecution we suffered from the church and our religious families, but we didn’t!  We celebrated Christmas!  Every Christmas Eve we read the story of Jesus’ birth to our children.  We prayed and thanked God for our Christmas meal. We practiced our faith and we never gave up on Jesus Christ as our Savior.

            Luke 2: 11: “This very day in David’s town your Savior was born- Christ the Lord!”

            Jesus was our Savior. He lifted us up even when society denied us the ability to marry.  Jesus provided far and above our needs because we never let go of Him. Instead we changed into better people. We loved our neighbors and family unconditionally. We gave our tithe to City Union Mission to help the poor and homeless. We gave to ministries to help the families of prisoners.  We were not victims, but servants of the Most High God.

            Matthew 16: 24-27, “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to come with me, he must forget himself, carry his cross, and follow me.  For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it: but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.  Will a person gain anything if he wins the whole world but loses his life?  Of course not! There is nothing he can give to regain his life.  For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each one according to his deeds.”

            We were destined to be a family. The stigma behind the wrong teachings over homosexuality was just a cross we had to bare to prove to people that love is the most important thing of all. It was a truth that God affirmed to us over and over again through the blessings He gave our family. Our extended families may have rejected us on earth, but our Heavenly Father did not. God has an eternal reward for us because we did not give up and let go of Him. What Christmas means to me is a blessing that I didn’t know I would receive until I participated in the life God predestined for me to live.

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE  It will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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Is There a Place at Your Church for Me?

I want to Know my FutureThe church was built in the early fifties and used to be owned by the Methodist.  They had out grown the church in the eighties and sold it to the newly established congregation that ministered to the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) people.  The United Church of Christ tried to keep a low profile in the Kansas City, Missouri community.  Still, over the past twenty years the building continued to be vandalized and the neighborhood people fought to close the church.  Many times spray cans labeled the outside brick walls with messages of hate for homosexuals. Windows were broken, the doors battered with heavy objects and even once someone tried to set the church on fire. The people of the congregation took this is stride understanding that acceptance for their lifestyle was constantly undermined by most churches and society.

            The truth was they were a gentle, loving community of men and women who only wanted a place to worship God. They loved God and they gave Him glory for helping them when it seemed that their family, friends and former churches had no room for them in their hearts.  There were so many sad stories of heartache and abandonment by their families, that together they formed new families within the community of LGTBQ people.

            I knew what it was like to be persecuted and denied justice in the courts. I was in a relationship with a woman for the past seventeen years. I had learned from the persecution we went through to trust no one who claimed to be a Christian from a main stream church. Especially churches that read the bible and took the scriptures literally. They held to the laws that were written during a time when the Laws of Moses were strictly obeyed.  A time when the only way a Jewish person could please God was through animal sacrifice for sin. It amazes me today how any person who claims to believe in Jesus thinks that holding onto the Old Testament way of life is a benefit to anyone. The truth is the Laws condemned not just homosexuals, but they condemned divorce; they condoned child execution if they were not obedient to their parents; they refused people with any kind of deformities access to church, and even interracial marriage was punishable by death. There were over 613 laws that were so impossible to follow that the Jews documented how their country failed to follow them for hundreds of years. Unfortunately many ministers who claim to be followers of Jesus think that keeping them is beneficial to families today. Even though during Jesus ministry, he said nothing condemning homosexuals. In fact Jesus spent most of his time condemning the Pharisees and the Sadducees for how they used the Laws for their own personal gain. It was not about sin to them instead it was condemnation that brought in sin offerings that were used to build lavish luxury homes for the rich teachers of the law. Jesus on the other hand kept it simple. To believe in Him is to give up the burden of the law for the freedom of following Him.

            Matthew 11: 28-30: “‘Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.’”

            The Laws of Moses were a burden that people could not follow in their everyday lives. Instead the Laws led to persecution and excommunication from the Jewish synagogue. People were unable to obey and so God provided another answer for sin. Jesus became the ultimate sin sacrifice. Now people everywhere could be saved by believing in Jesus Christ. They no longer had the burden of the law to follow; now they were under grace. Grace required nothing but belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior. This made the heavy yoke of the law light when they let Jesus save them from their sins.       

Over the years from the persecution we went through, we were afraid to attend an openly gay church.  Part of it had to do with the fact we owned an upholstery and design business and many of our customers were conservative Christians.  We were also parents, but now our children were adults. Walking in faith we entered the church believing that Jesus would protect us from any consequences that attending a gay church could bring to our present life.

I glanced around the church. It was now 2003 and it seemed that the conservative church may have abandoned the LGBTQ people, but Jesus Christ had not. The church was so full of people that the back doors to the overflow room were thrown open to let more people in to worship. There were even some heterosexual families who came to show their support for their families and friends of the LGBTQ people.

At the front of the sanctuary stood two women and two men who led the congregation in worship. They were the latest songs of Praise to God, modern hymns that were displayed upon a screen at the front of the sanctuary for all the people to sing-a-long. The pastor was a former Catholic priest. There were four more ordained ministers in the church all with different religious affiliations. All had come together with the same purpose of ministering to the rejected community of the LGTBQ people.  Every person had a sad story of being kicked out of their own churches when their sexual orientation was discovered.

It is hard to believe in the United States of America that anyone would be singled out to be discriminated against today. Yet liberty and freedom to attend the churches of their choice has been denied LGTBQ people for many years. Why are a peaceful people being persecuted for who they love?  It really doesn’t make any sense for this to happen. The mainstream conservative churches are doing exactly what the Pharisees and the Sadducees were being condemned for during the time of Jesus.  Jesus made the way to living a godly life easy, yet the conservative church continues to make it hard for people to be who God made them to be.

Matthew 22:34-40: “When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they came together, and one of them, a teacher of the Law, tried to trap him with a question.  ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’

Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” ‘This is the greatest and most important commandment.  The second most important commandment is like it: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself:  The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend on these two commandments.’”

Jesus brought teachings that did not condemn people. Rather they were teachings that instructed all churches to love. To love God and your neighbor is the most important part of being a follower of Christ. It is time for the conservative church to lay aside the rules of the Old Testament for the freedom of grace. When Jesus Christ is number one then loving our neighbor is possible.  Throw open the doors to all churches and allow people from all lifestyles the freedom to walk in and worship. Jesus did not persecute people who were different instead He promoted love.  If this is the case then shouldn’t there be room at all churches from all the different denominations for me?  Is there a place at your church for me?

Linda C Dipman author of I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE http://lovinghandsministry.com  presents I WANT TO KNOW MY FUTURE  It will put you on the edge of your seat as you read each vivid detail. You will feel terror and experience love like nothing you have ever read before. Find out what happens when God fights for you!   5.0 out of 5 stars a powerful and very much recommended read.  Midwest Book Review: I Want to Know My Future   With nothing left, not even family, God may be the only thing left. “I Want to Know My Future” is a Christian memoir from Linda Dipman who ponders her rough journey when she was thrown in jail and forgotten by her church and family. When all seemed lost she relates how God was still there for her and she hopes her story will help other readers remember this important fact. “I Want to Know My Future” is a powerful and very much recommended read. The Christian Author Radio Show http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow-LDipman.html

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