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CBG Nation's Chapel

A place where you can talk about spirit, soul, God or anything that's weighting you down. We take prayer requests too. Wichita Sam - Chaplain

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Comment by Wichita Sam 12 hours ago

Well, here we are...

 

Easter!  Christ is risen, indeed!  He worked the miracle of salvation by becoming the ultimate servant.  It is up to us to accept his gift and to be transformed, becoming servants of others in his name.

 

May all my co-journey'rs on the Nation know and embrace the peace that this day offers to all.

 

Wichita Sam

Chaplain, Cigar Box Nation

Comment by Wichita Sam on December 25, 2013 at 8:52am

<(with respect to all other faith traditions, the following post is for the particular family of faith, self-identified as "Christian".)>

 

Blessings on this Christmas Day!

 

I have seen so many Christmas Days come and go.  Each on is like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates... you never know what you're getting.  All too often, I was spent from too much Christmas Eve and just crashed for the day.  Sometimes Christmas would fall on Sunday and I would be in church leading a congregation.

 

I have learned this much.  Christmas can be what you make of it.  It can be partying, family, rest and many other things.  For me, it's a very personal time with God.  God became most approachable in the Christ Child.  No matter what, I encourage you to spend a little time at the manger, looking on the face of your savior.  Do this, and whatever else is on your agenda, you will have a ..............Merry Christmas!!!!

 

Wichita Sam

Chaplain

Comment by Jim Cissell on December 20, 2013 at 12:33pm

I'm with ya Dan, we are all called to be ministers of the word. Some are called like Sam was to lead congregations. Others like myself it's done more one on one with those God puts along my path. Sam I pray that you find comfort in knowing you have helped change many lives from the pulpit. But...don't think for one moment my friend that your job is over! God has a new path for you and your wife. And as in the past He will walk with you every step of the way!

Merry CHIRSTmas!

Comment by Dan DeBruler on December 20, 2013 at 9:55am

Sam - you don't need a congregation to be a Pastor. You just need people willing to hear or read an encouraging word, take it into their heart, and have their life, love, and outlook be changed after they do.

I'm spending the week with my brother and family who unexpectedly lost their son this week. This week...I'm the Pastor. Simply because I want them to know God more fully on the other side of this pain. He has gifted some and called others. Follow God's lead, and see if you aren't able to shepherd flocks of all sizes in your everyday life.

God bless you, my friend.

Comment by Wichita Sam on December 20, 2013 at 9:38am

Your long absent chaplain has dropped by to wish everyone a "Merry Christmas".  The past year has been a trial for me with lots of health issues and the struggle of myself and my wife retiring.  We are both now "retired" United Methodist clergy, but I continue ministry as a chaplain in the ER of a level one trauma center.  This year will be the first time in over 25 years the my wife or I or both have not lead congregations in Christmas worship.  It feels strange, strange indeed.

 

This is a good time of year to reflect on all the good that God has done for us.  We look back to the birth of Christ, which provided a savior whom so many of us name and claim.  We look back at family heritages, a blessings of life and health and prosperity.  We can also remember the painful times.  But, in all the looking back, I acknowledge that I would be so much less a person in service to the world without Jesus in my life.

 

We can also look forward.  There are still many blessings hidden from our view.  I've promised my youngest grandchild that I will attend her college graduation, God willing.  Only 17 years to go! ;-).  We can also look forward to God's amazing grace that even in the struggles and sufferings, He is there with us.  We know this because of the love expressed in the first gift of Christmas, Christ himself.

 

Enough preaching from a pastor without a congregation.  May your Christmas, your life and your heart be full.

 

Blessings,

 

Wichita Sam

chaplain

Comment by Gumbo Blues Guitars on December 11, 2013 at 1:06pm

I'm a full believer in the Pauline doctrine of Grace.  I also have a facebook ministry and post spiritual messages. I would also like to do the same in this group, your take on this, Sonny

Comment by Jim Cissell on April 18, 2013 at 2:02pm

Prayers sent, that those families hurting will find comfort through their greiving process. That they feel our Lord hold them close as they walk in the uncertain times ahead.

Comment by Hip Bone Bellaire on April 18, 2013 at 1:07pm

Well it's a sad day.. I live in Upstate NY but am from Waco TX , the explosion in West Texas is 20 miles from my home town and I have relatives that live in West and have just found out that a friend of mine, His brother was one of the firefighters whom passed... The good.. they all went quick  the sad, they are gone.. Just asking for prayers for the families...

Comment by Hip Bone Bellaire on December 29, 2012 at 8:45pm

I promised my daughter I was gonna change my attitude about Christmas... I did and had a Great Christmas withe my Family. I also think Not buying junk toys that lasted 3 hours was a big part of it! No I really gotta learn to play my guitars I keep buying...

 

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