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Ron! great ,thanks for your great wisdom,spiritual insights & spirit filled thoughts.Please do continue the great Job of the Lord for extension of the Kingdom of God and for the spiritual growth of many pastors.
Can I email you without posting to everyone, if so where?
Ron: I'm the administrator for the Clergy Coaching Network Facebook page and I post a lot of your articles for our over 8600 followers to see and read. However, recently I've had several folks tell me that when they try to click on our articles it triggers their virus protection alert. Not sure what's going on, but through you'd like to know and check on this. Rick Kirchoff for CcNet
Thanks. We have a service that monitors our site so it should be clean. We are a large site, so have had some attempts at hacking, but those have been cleared. We certainly will look again. Thank you
I've recently launched HolYcatMinistries.com, HOLYCAT Ministries on Facebook. I'm looking for support, so I can begin guest speaking. I'm expressing how the Satan has us feeding out of the palm of his hand, we're socially and spiritually in the "Dark Ages" and that awareness to witness, standing Convicted in Christ, spreading a brotherly Love, breaking the chains of this age of arrogance is crucial in the victory of the marriage of the church with Christ. Advice in growing this new ministry is appreciated. Love and blessings for you all! Peace and Grace! Matt the Cat
Good morning Pastor! M'y name's Evangelist Gueu Narcisse, i live Ivory cost, in west Africa.
I would like to be partenaire in Ministrie with you.
Good bless you for your answer.
I was seeing if we could use your image of the man kneeling in prayer on our site also?
Loved the article and keep up the excellent post! God bless! John
I pay for my photos for a limited use. Unfortunately I don't have permission to grant further use.
Thank you for the response. Would you be able to refer me to the site to purchase rights? Thank you!
It's either us.fotolia.com or istockphoto.com. Those are the only 2 I've used
Thank you sir! God bless you and your ministry!
Ron, I would like to quote your article, 5 Reasons People Aren't Volunteering in Church in an article I'm writing on church volunteering. I will cite you as the source and include your website. Please let me know if that would be acceptable. Thank so much!
Big Shoes Communications
Absolutely. Love it.
Thanks Ron! I'll update you when it's published, and you can also share it if you want…Sue
Hi Ron, Love your Blog. In the article on Focus the last item was "Systems". I'm a pastor and struggle with being systematic. Can you recommend reading material that would help me learn to develop better systems for productive work. Thanks!
Greetings to you in the jesus name,I am Sis Rachel working as a servent of god in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh in INDIA. I have seen your website it was blessing to me.And we are having Church ministry, children ministry, youth ministry, outreach ministry ,in Andhra Pradesh ,Old age home,Orphanage, Clinical camp,pastors conference ,
Please come and bless us with the word of god. We need your presence in our area.
grace be with you
Sis Rachel Jyothi
Hi Ron I want to know if you have any insight on the situation of divorced people and prolonged singleness in the Christian community. I have many friends in several states in the country who have gotten divorced and for 10 or more years afterwards are still single even though they do not want to be. Many of them are sincere Christians and faithful who are waiting to marry again before engaging in sex. And are seemingly doing everything right and honoring God, desiring to be married and it never seems to happen. It seems our society is changing in what it values and marriage is not at the top. Will you comment? Thank you!
You are right. Marriage is not the value it once was. Sad.
Thanks for letting me know
Dear Ron, I am wondering if I could put your article about the saying that God doesn't give you more than you can handle on our local Compassionate Friends Facebook page. My minister sent this to me because I was asking him if the Bible actually says this. As a bereaved mother I get so tired of hearing that being said. I love your article. Thank you.
Of course. Thank you.
I was wondering if you’d be able to help me. I’ve recently written my first book, Failing at Fatherhood: A Book for the Imperfect Father that shares the struggles I endured when my first child was born with Down syndrome. In this book I examine the past, present, and future of my life in an attempt to understand my deficiencies as a father. I also analyze views of fatherhood and how misconceptions have led us to a society of men who often abandon their own children. Finally, I wrestle with child sexual abuse, divorce, contemplating suicide, and the existence of God in my own life.
What some are saying about "Failing At Fatherhood"
"Heartbreaking yet hopeful, Failing at Fatherhood is a compelling, honest look at one man’s struggle to become the father that he wants to be."
– S. A. Bodeen Award Winning Children Author / Author of The Compound
"Raw. Emotional. Honest. That’s Jack Barr, wearing his emotions on his sleeve, in his book Failing at Fatherhood. If you’ve ever been traumatized by the birth of an imperfect baby, if you’ve ever found yourself in the pit of despair questioning God and wondering how you will cope, the story of Jack, his wife Jana, and their precious little Marley will not only touch your heart, it will wrench it.
– Dr. Woodrow Kroll Former President and Senior Bible Teacher of
BACK TO THE BIBLE INTERNATIONAL
"It reminds us of the important calling we have as dads, especially in the 21st Century when fathers are less and less a part of the family and contribute less and less to helping our kids grow to be responsible, mature, Christian adults."
– Bob Russell Retired Senior Minister, Southeast Christian Church
I would like to email you a complimentary copy of my book and invite you to review my book through your blog. The book will be released to the public on November 10th. Here is a link to our website that features a sneak peek at chapter one.
Thank for your time
Thanks Jack. It sounds like a great book. I don't really do reviews though on my blog. My schedule won't permit me the time to review them and those posts when I did them didn't get a lot of attention. I hope it does great though.
Thank YOU for that excellent list of people for us to offer our appreciation! Have a terrific day!
Thanks but I don't really have a need for such as this. My site is not sales oriented
GOOD MORNING PASTOR RON EDMONDSON ,I AM PASTOR SAMUEL . I LIVE IN PAKISTAN IN LAHORE . MY CHURCH NAME IS N.G.A MINISTRIES OF PAKISTAN . I HAVE 5 MERLA PLACE OF CHURCH BUT I HAVE NO METRIAL . PLEASE MY HELP ME .
On your article, "10 Ways To Know Your Church is Making Disciples," all your references are terrific! But the first one that comes to mind, is the new commandment our Lord gave in John 13: 34, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another." He then goes on to say in v. 35, "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” It is the love of the brethren, the unity of believers that sets us apart.
Have you been to Africa? I over see a team of youth pastors. Is it possible to visit and empower us.
Kindly let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been to Africa. No immediate plans at this time. God bless
My only suggestion would be to be stronger in your words in what needs to be done to work outside of the realm of the introvert. I believe God made me this way for a purpose. There are qualities of being introverted that God desires to use in me. for example, I see that the focus that being an introvert has to get things done, is awesome but getting things done without the involvement of others through relationships is a disaster; while extroverted people spend so much time in relationships, they struggle accomplishing tasks. But that is no excuse for me not intentionally work on relationships. Paul had a thorn, and introverts have a thorn, but God says, "My grace is sufficient." To me that means if I depend upon Him and I am intentional on working on being out-going, God's grace will enable me to be and do what He is asking me to be and to do.
Good reminder. Thank you.
I read your article on Introverted pastors and I agree with your comments 100 percent. When I was working on my master's degree in church leadership, we had to do over 30 personal assessments and on a scale of +20 to -20 (+being extroverted and – being introverted), I was a -22. The people of my church know me, know I am introverted but those who don't or are guests would never think so, because through the power of the Holy Spirit and being very, very intentional, God takes my weaknesses and shows them as strengths.
I love the intentionality pastor.
Yea, my web guy is on it. We have a virus software attached and he says it really shouldn't have blocked it for what the errors we are getting are, but it is what it is. :)Thanks for telling me.
I am asking permission to cite your article "How to put a 'Not Welcome' sign…" article in my sermon this coming Sunday.
I love it. Please do. Thanks.