Coping with Clutter, by Rev. Canon J. John (used with permission)

Coping with clutter

 

9 August 2013

Last month, while I was recovering from a knee operation, Killy and l tried to de-clutter my study as well as our garage, shed, loft, kitchen and bedrooms. It has been a revelation. Let me tell you some of the things that we have found:

  • A huge quantity of business cards from people, many of whom I have no recollection of meeting.
  • Several boxes of mysterious adapters and cables that fit no known phones or computers.
  • Lots of empty boxes. Why did we store empty boxes for years!
  • A pile of cassette tapes, some marked ‘Keep!’. Not very useful for a household which no longer has the means to play cassettes.
  • A huge pile of books that I have either not read, never finished or will never read. The very existence of some puzzles me. Why, I ask myself, did I get a Russian phrasebook? And did someone give me Church Architecture: A Glossary of Terms?
  • A handful of coins from mysterious countries, some of which I am sure I have never visited.
  • A box full of keys – keys to what, I ask myself.

 

In the shed, there was a gas canister that doesn’t fit the BBQ. In the garage, we found numerous half-burnt candles, several tins of paint, each with enough paint to cover a postage stamp, and a good number of chipped and broken vases – why did we keep these?

 

As for the wardrobes – there were jumpers and jackets and suits I wore in the 1980s and which I haven’t worn for several decades. I still tried them on – although quite why, I don’t know!

 

And in the kitchen – why keep an old tea set we used 20 years ago, which we couldn’t stand then and certainly would never use now. Wow! We now have ‘space’ in our cupboards!

 

Clutter seems to be a disease of our time and culture. It used to be that when the kids left home you could consider ‘downsizing’ but sadly it seems that clutter expands to fill the space available. Although it is tempting to speculate about why we all accumulate so much, the issue with clutter is how we deal with it. Because successful de-cluttering is hard, we really need to have the right attitude: a ruthless, stop-at-nothing determination. We need to recognise that clutter is a serious problem.

 

The word ‘clutter’ is apparently related to ‘clot’. And as clots block up arteries and impede blood flow with disastrous results, so clutter does the same to our lives. Think, for instance, about how it leads to wasted time. Consider a no doubt all-too-familiar scenario: you are working on a project and you realise that you need item A (whether it’s a document, a tool or a kitchen utensil). However, because there is so much clutter you have to search for it. Now note what invariably happens. In the process of trying to find A, you successively uncover items B, C and D, each of which are far more interesting and each of which demand your attention. The result is that when you finally do discover item A you have either run out of time to use it or you cannot now remember what you wanted it for in the first place.

 

So we must de-clutter. But the practicalities of dealing with clutter are far from easy. We have to engage in a process of filtering. So, in my own study, I end up asking over everything whether I should keep it, give it to a charity shop or simply consign it to the dustbin? It’s not an easy decision and there is a view held by some experts in the field of de-cluttering that the only thing to do is adopt a scorched earth policy and just bin it all. Although I have some sympathy for that approach, I don’t believe that everything should be thrown away. If you are like me, your clutter is probably virtually worthless in financial terms, but you do need to remember that money is not the only measure of worth. The past has value and memories of events, and particularly of individuals, should matter to us.

 

It is worth remembering how in the Old Testament Samuel put up a large memorial stone and ‘named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the LORD has helped us!” ’ (1 Samuel 7:12, NRSV). There are some things you may wish to keep as ‘Ebenezers’ –honoured reminders of long-ago friends, mementos of times rich in blessing and testimonies of difficulties overcome. The past, even when it comes to us in the form of clutter, can provide us with much fuel for gratitude. And let’s face it, it’s actually a privilege to have clutter. Only two kinds of people have no clutter at all: those who have so little to do that they don’t generate any and those who are too poor to have any. I thank God I am in neither category.

 

Yet although we may save some precious reminders, the reality is that much must be disposed of, so how do we decide what to get rid of? As I leaf through old files, letters and books I find myself repeatedly thinking of words such as ‘essential’ and ‘priority’. Anyone who has ever tried de-cluttering a study or garage will be aware of the danger that after a few hours’ labour you have in fact managed to justify keeping almost everything. We need to ask some very hard questions. Do I need this? Am Iever going to need it?

 

One reason I think that many people today find it hard to deal with clutter is that they prefer to think they are here for ever. They imagine that sooner or later they really are going to read those unread books, do that unopened jigsaw or experiment with those French recipes. Here, as in so many other areas, I am helped by knowing that the Christian life is like a journey. As I look at all I have before me, I repeatedly ask myself a single, simple question: ‘Is it needed on the voyage?’ If you are looking forward to the next world, there’s a lot to be said for travelling light through this one.

 

Agapé,

 

Revd Canon J.John

www.philotrust.com

 

Mumford's Musings. "The World is Your Oyster."

Mumford’s Musings.

The world is your oyster…

With God we can do anything (Philippians 4:13). There is huge opportunity waiting on the one hand but, there are a lot of irritants in life on the other.  Poison ivy on the skin as we brush past those irritants. Grains of sand that get under the skin can cause a major irritant.  Of course a grain of sand in an oyster shell eventually forms the jewel of a pearl.  It was Sir Winston Churchill who said, “If you are going through Hell, keep going!”  It was William Shakespeare who said, “The world is your oyster.” An idiom from ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (1600).
Allow the irritants of life to form jewels within you.
Jewels that others will see form the adornment of God.
~Nigel Mumford+

Cancer is a Word not a Sentence.

Cancer is a word not a Sentence!
A Woman Healed of Cancer with Medical Documentation.
By The Rev. Nigel Mumford+
Date line: 17 July 2013: I have just got off the phone with Maria Holland.* (Name used with permission.) As soon as I heard her speak, I heard a vibrant woman with great joy and peace in her voice. Maria lives in South Dakota. I had heard the story of her cure through her sister Anne* but wanted to hear what happened from Maria’s perspective. Maria is a twenty two year USAF and US Army veteran with former PTSD issues. Two years ago she was diagnosed with anal cancer and related immediately with Farrah Fawcett. Maria had most of the area removed and was given a colostomy bag. January of this year the cancer metastasized through the blood to stage four cancer in an area of her bones, her liver and her lungs. The prognosis was not good. Maria was told by the medical profession that she would never be cured. She was also told that her liver was not responding to medication at all. Maria told me that she had written her obituary. She also told me she has a huge friends list on Facebook, with many people praying for her.
On Sunday 14th July 2013, I had the privilege of preaching and praying for people at Trinity, Episcopal church, Rensselearville, NY. People came up for an anointing and the laying on of hands. Anne presented by telling me her sister Maria needed prayer. We prayed for her and then I was prompted to anoint her hands to take that anointing to her sister not realizing that her sister lived in South Dakota! The next day Anne and her mother felt compelled to drive to South Dakota (a twenty five and half hour, 1,597 mile drive). Before they set off, Anne called her sister to see if they could come and see her but did not tell her the “real” reason they were coming. Maria was very specific in setting boundaries that she did not want her mother and sister to come for the bad news and to wait for her to die! She told them that she did not want them hanging around being morose. When they arrived they went straight upstairs and Anne laid her hands on her sister Maria. Anne told me later that she felt what she thought was an electric shock as she laid hands on her sister’s hot spots of the liver, lungs and bones, the sites that were riddled with stage four cancer. As her sister moved her hands over the areas of concern, Maria told me that she felt extreme heat from her sister’s hands, as well as comfort and a deep peace. The next morning Maria went for a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. After the scan, the technician turned her back on Maria and would not show her face. Technicians are not allowed to let the patients know what is going on. Maria told me that she knew… she knew the result. They had to wait until the afternoon for the report from the oncologist.The doctor started his report with, “I can see no biological or scientific reason… but I have good news for you. It’s gone, you are completely cancer free.” They were stunned, “You are a medical miracle.” He added. This was the first good news they had heard for two years. Anne, Maria and her husband give all the credit to God and all those who were praying for her. Evidence of the power of corporate prayer and corporate faith to move mountains of disease. Maria then told me she felt that she had been cured of PTSD from her military experience because of the cancer. She said she now has no fear at all as she walks totally with Jesus. Maria also said she found humor to be very important in the healing protocol, of which I was very aware as we spoke. She is a very funny woman blessed with a new joy and abundance of life. Thanks be to God. Let us not limit what God can do. This story includes all the ingredients, the full recipe of healing… to the full cure. What an amazing God we serve. Press on by faith dear souls…
*Names used with permission.
© Copyright, The Rev. Nigel Mumford+ July 2013

Book review, "After the Trauma, The Battle Begins"

After the Trauma, the Battle Begins, Post Trauma Healing.
Book review.
Welcome Home!, December 16, 2011
By Jason Twombly (New York) – See all my reviews
This review is from: After the Trauma the Battle Begins (Paperback)
“After the Trauma the Battle Begins” by Nigel Mumford is written primarily to soldiers who have suffered the shock and awe of combat. Additionally, serving as an address to caregivers, this book breathes a message of healing and hope to all those haunted by post traumatic stress.
Longing to be understood, longing to be free, longing to be whole and longing to be home are cries of every human heart. There remains for all of us a sense of homesickness and heartache for all things to be put to right. Once cast east of Eden, we achingly wander far from home.
“We live in a world shattered, each step reechoes the cracking of broken glass, shards removed at first from aching feet but then…finally…tolerated. Longing to recover the tranquil garden of gentle grass.” -unknown
This world is both broken and beautiful. Known by the heroes fighting for our liberty, the shards of broken glass are often lodged in the deepest most hidden recesses of their hearts and minds. ‘Welcome Home’ as spoken to soldiers returning from tours of duty is the greeting the reader himself hears from within the bosom of God’s healing embrace. ‘Welcome Home’ is the sweet drink from the stream of serenity that soaks the scars unseen.
Written from the empathy of one who candidly walked the vale of combat and suffering, the author does not avoid describing the jagged edges of life, but offers beauty for brutality and hope for helplessness in the person of Christ The Healer.
If you’ve ever wanted to read a book by a man thrilled and filled with thankfulness from not a few escapes from death then read this book. If you have been desperate for an Anne Sullivan to come along and put words to the inarticulate groanings of your soul that cannot be uttered, Nigel Mumford is the minster of healing that will trace your wounds in the Hands of The Pierced One. Therapy with a theological telos is the kind that is real. Therapy that throbs with compassion is the kind that counts.
Therapists, counselors, chaplains, captains, pastors and those afflicted by trauma, I urge you, read this book. Post traumatic stress affects not only soldiers, but the rank and file of everyday people who have been dealt the blow of unspeakable horror. Take up and read. Unlace your combat boots, rest your aching feet and be led to pastures of the “tranquil garden of gentle grass.”

The Ambient Presence Of The Lord.

The Ambient Presence of The Lord.
© The Rev. Nigel Mumford+
I got up this morning as usual at 4.30am. For some strange reason I was wondering about darkness. The sudden realization that every morning I can see my way in the dark. It is of course familiar territory, but I can see my way.
On my journey the words ambient light came to mind. Where is that light source from?
A revelation began to unfold. Jesus said, ” I am the light of the world” he also said, ” I will never leave you.” Therefore His “ambient light,” His “ambient presence” is with us always. The understanding is that on any given night, there is always a light source, however subtle, however gentle. The Lord is always with you.
So I had to see what the dictionary says about the word ambient. The definition is, *existing or present on all sides : encompassing, encircling.” Well, there you have it – Jesus existing and present on all sides. This also struck me, “People shopped as ambient music played in the background.” The background music, Jesus is always there in the background, always with you, ambient in nature.
Ambient is: an encompassing atmosphere : environment. When we go to a Spirit filled worship service there is an ambient atmosphere. The Lord is with you.
Some words popped up that I had never heard of: Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra…
Wait, “carbon footprint?” How about a sand footprint?
Ambient lighting is a general illumination that comes from all directions in a room, yet has no visible source. Now we are onto something… No visible source? The ambient presence of the Christ?
In the context of places of worship the synonyms struck me: environment, atmosphere, environs, milieu, surroundings, place, position, and microenvironment. Having just spent time at Rochester cathedral (a place of worship since 604AD), I am now getting the picture of “ambient” in all its forms.
The medical definition of ambient writes, “Surrounding on all sides” or “completely enveloping” could suggest that the ambient presence of The Lord is with us for healing. That even The Lord is surrounding “that cell” that is misbehaving itself.
The medical definition even goes on to include “ambient air pollution”. In a positive sense, we breath in the ambient presence of God. We breath in the pray that has been proclaimed for centuries in a sacred place of worship.
Ambient lighting can refer to: available light in an environment. Perhaps we can look at it as the available presence in the environment. In other words Christ is always available and we are always in His presence.
As we pray, may I suggest that the ambient presence of The Lord surrounds us, encapsulates us, and consumes us with His love.
May you walk today in His ambient presence….
Amen.
*Source: Merriam-Webster
© The Rev. Nigel Mumford+ 2013

The Washington Times

The Washington Times
Healing Through Prayer
by Jen Waters
The Rev. Nigel Mumford said he is preaching the kingdom of God and healing the sick, as Jesus instructed his followers to do.
“Some churches preach the kingdom; even fewer heal the sick,” said Mr. Mumford, director of healing ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y. “For some reason, the healing ministry has had a bad rap.”
Because of scandals involving television evangelists, most Americans discount prayer for healing as nothing more than wishful thinking, Mr. Mumford said, but some Christians are trying to restore dignity to the notion that Jesus is a healer. In 2003, he said, he spoke to more than 400 physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore.
As a former drill instructor for the Royal Marine Commando in Britain, Mr. Mumford said, he has seen man’s inhumanity to man, but he also has seen God’s healing grace to man. He describes his experiences in the book “Hand to Hand: From Combat to Healing.”
“I don’t want to make a fantastic claim,” said Mr. Mumford, who has been praying for healings for 16 years. “I believe everybody is healed when you pray, and some are cured. Something always happens when you pray. I’ve seen people’s sight restored, and I’ve seen people die, but they have died a holy death, and they were literally dying with a smile on their face.”
In 1986, his sister Julie Sheldon, a dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, became severely ill and was expected to die from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder. In 1989, she made a full recovery after “laying on of hands,” with the Rev. Canon Jim Glennon of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, Mr. Mumford said. She describes her recovery in the book “Dancer Off Her Feet.”
“I didn’t believe in healing then,” Mr. Mumford says. “I was just witnessing it. Witnessing it absolutely changed my life. I was going to kill my own sister. She was in so much pain. Thank God I didn’t. She would be dead, and I would be a murderer.”
Now Mr. Mumford spends most of his time praying for people’s illnesses, everything from ingrown toenails to cancer and AIDS. He holds healing services at his center and abroad.
When people do not have enough faith to trust God for healing, Mr. Mumford said, he asks them to let him believe for them. He said his prayer once helped an agnostic woman hobbling with a broken toe walk normally, even though she had never been in a church.
“I say: ‘It’s my job to believe. Let me believe for you,’ ” Mr. Mumford said. “I have seen people who have no faith at all get better.”
Prayer for healing does not discount other healing methods, said the Rev. Canon Mark A. Pearson, co-leader of New Creation Healing Center in Plaistow, N.H. The center features a doctor of osteopathy, a massage therapist, counselors, chaplains and prayer teams. In the future, the organization will offer a residential component to its treatment options. He is author of “Christian Healing: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide” and holds a master’s degree in theology from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in church history from Boston University.
“God can heal through medicine,” Mr. Pearson said. “God can heal a physical problem when an emotional problem is addressed. God can heal through counseling. God can heal miraculously when people pray. God can heal through any combination of these modalities. We don’t limit what God can do through a healing ministry.”
People shouldn’t categorize healing methods as secular or sacred, he said. Although some healings are mystical, others are practical. In 1 Corinthians 12, where gifts of healing are listed as spiritual gifts from God, gifts of administration, which are usually considered down-to-earth, also are mentioned, he says.
“Some people are so starved for the dramatic, that unless it’s dramatic they don’t think it’s from God,” Mr. Pearson says. “God can work through process, as well as dramatically.”
When people come to Mr. Pearson for prayer for healing, he tells them it is best to allow God to decide how to heal them. Sometimes, he said, God might give him a word of knowledge or word of wisdom, offering insight for the person’s healing.
“One guy came for prayer saying he had headaches,” Mr. Pearson said. “I asked him if he was estranged from his brother. He said yes. I told him I thought he needed to forgive his brother. His headaches went away after he did that.”
Although many Christians routinely pray for physical healing, the primary healing that Jesus accomplished on the cross is healing from sin, said the Rev. Bob Hartman, pastor for adult education at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield. He quotes Isaiah 53:5, which says, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
If someone is sick, Immanuel Bible Church follows the guidelines of James 5:13-16, which says the elders of the church should pray for the person and anoint him with oil. Mr. Hartman, however, said he thinks complete healing will come in God’s presence in eternity.
“God’s plan for us is to trust Jesus Christ for salvation and to experience things like complete healing — no more sickness, no more crying — in heaven,” Mr. Hartman said. “This Earth is not the believer’s home.”
It is only in recent generations that Christians have shied away from praying for physical healing, said the Rev. Francis MacNutt, director of the ecumenical Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Fla. He is ordained as a Dominican priest and has a doctorate from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. His most recent book is “The Nearly Perfect Crime: How the Church Almost Killed the Ministry of Healing.”
“For the first 350 years, Christians did pray for healing,” Father MacNutt said. “It was accepted that it was ordinary, and everybody could do it. It was the main means of evangelization in the Roman Empire.”
Since Father MacNutt began praying for people’s healing in the 1960s, he said, he has seen a growth in the ministry of healing throughout Christian denominations. The organization holds seminars to enhance understanding about healing prayer.
“People are catching on,” Father MacNutt said. “It used to be fairly unusual for a Catholic priest to be involved in this. Now it’s fairly accepted.”
Copyright © 2006 News World Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.
See the Article on the Washington Times

Bible verses to help you heal…

Favorite bible verses…
My Favorite Bible Verses for Healing
If you or a friend is sick please print this page for easy reference.
I encourage you to look for the biblical promise of healing within the following words and to beleive.
Pray through these bible verses. Just say “The Word” Lord and we shall be healed.
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I am the Lord that heals you.
Exodus 15:26
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Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of you Holy Servant Jesus.
Acts 4:30
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Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
3 John 1:2
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I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 30″17
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Be Joyful always; pray continually;give thanks in all circumstances; for this is god’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 This 5:16-18
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Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7
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And Jesus sent them out to preach the Kingdom and to heal the sick.
Luke 9:2
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Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.
Hebrews 11:1
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We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to christ.
2 Corinthians 10:5.
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All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
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May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:5-6
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He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. it does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. it has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Jeremiah 17:8
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For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the Glory of God.
2 Corinthians 1:20
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Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
James 1:22
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Preach the Kingdom and heal the sick.
Luke 9:2
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Just say the word Lord and I shall be healed.
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Jesus said, “I will go and heal him.”
Matthew 8:7
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Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy..
Matthew 10:8
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And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick.
Luke6:17
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Heal the sick who are there and tell them, The Kingdom of God is near you.
Luke 10:9
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So Moses cried out to the Lord, “O God, please heal her!”
Numbers 12:13
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I have heard you prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.
2 Kings 20:5
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If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Cor 7:14
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His hands also heal.
Job 5:18
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Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
Psalm 6:2
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O Lord, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you.
Psalm 41:4
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There is a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build.
Eccl 3:3
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The Lord will heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to theirpleae and heal them.
Isaiah 19:22
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“I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him, creating praise on the lips of the mourners in Israel. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.”
Isaiah 57:18-19
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Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
Jer17:14
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But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord.
Jer 30:17
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Nevertheless, I will bring health and haling to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.
Jer 33:36
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Who can heal you?
Lam 2:13
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I will heal their waywardness and love them freely.
Hos 14:4
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Call on the name of the Lord, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.
2 Kings 5:11
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I pray that this will help you and those for whom you pray.
~Nigel Mumford+

“Market Place Ministry”

Mumford’s Musings.
“Market Place Ministry”
I was on my way to my “new” office this morning. The church of the coffee shop of the Village Café, here in Greenwich, NY where on occasion I meet people to pray for them: “Market Place Ministry!” For the past ten years I have mostly turned left to go to work via the center of the village. This morning I was really drawn to turn right!
A little way down the hill was a woman in jogging gear, carrying a very large black and white dog. She looked stressed and worried. I stopped and lowered my window and asked her, “Are you OK?” She told me there was something wrong with her dog, so I offered her a ride home. I asked her if we needed to go to the vet right away. She said she had an appointment later. So I drove her home. She told me the dog was nine years old. She then told me she gave a ride to someone last week and wondered if anyone would stop if she ever needed help in the future!
Her house was half a mile away, a long haul with a large dog in your arms. I pulled up at her house and asked her if she was a Christian. She said yes. I said may I lay my hands on your dog, she said, “Absolutely” I did. The dog looked me right in the eyes and held my gaze with such a sad and forlorn look. I prayed…
If I hear more I will let you know…
Luke 10:25

Taking charge of your thoughts.

Disappointing,  erroneous and negative thinking.
 
Do you let your mind wander to negative thoughts? Check.
Do you rehash bad memories of the past? Check.
Do you allow erroneous and damaging thoughts to invade your mind? Check.
Are you allowing a perp to camp out in your mind as the crime continues? Check.
Are you judging yourself and beating yourself up? Check.
Is the worm of discontent wiggling through your gray matter? Check.
I have two words for you,
“Stop it.”
 Many do all of the above. Such is the human condition.  Can you imagine being at a cinema and supernaturally all your thoughts  were projected onto the screen in stereo sound and technicolor? Wow, that would be uncomfortable.
 
What do these thoughts do to you? 
Make you grumpy?
Put you in a bad mood?
Are you, in fact, projecting without the screen? 
Do you tread carefully around people who are in this mindset? 
Even worse, do you wonder what “you” did to upset them?
Nasty business egh?
 
Well dear Brudder’s and Sista’s I have some good news for you.
Focus on and unpack the following:

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

2 Cor 10:5
 
Your prescription:
When you realize you are going to “that place” remember to “take captive every  thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Take this pill for the next 21 days and see if your life changes. 
K?
 
You just may become a different person in Christ.  People will say, who are you? I don’t recognize you… You will feel great.
Amen.
 
Sermon over!
Be well, do good works, and for the sake of God, love one another.
~Fr. Nigel Mumford+
 
Ps. If you take this prescription please let me know the efficacy of this product! 
 

By His wounds…

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By his wounds:

I am healed
You are healed
He is healed 
She is healed
We are healed
They are healed
 
By His Wounds:
I have been healed
You have been healed
He has been healed
She has been healed
We have been healed 
They have been healed
 
“Brilliant.”
 
Based on the bible promises of:
Isaiah 53:5      ByHis wounds you are healed 
1 Peter 2:24    By His wounds you have been healed.
 
~Fr. Nigel Mumford+