WALKING SPIRITUALLY

2021 11-24

Dani’El Garvin

I want to tell you about a friend of mine, Dani’El Garvin. He is a fellow author and a Micmac elder. He has published several books that I highly recommend that are worth reading. He is a Writer, Poet, Author, Missionary, Native American, Indigenous Counselor, Eagle Dancer, Blowgun Champion and Conference Speaker. He has ministered and counseled all over North America and Indonesia. His spiritual insights are incredible. He bridges the gap amazingly between Native American beliefs and the gospel.  He connects the gospel in Hebraic insights that make many complex issues easier to understand.  He also braves homosexual issues in a loving and non-condemning way. He addresses topics that the church-at-large do not want to tackle in an effort to correct and connect church history and its failures. He explains complex spiritual understanding in an understandable and loving way. Visit his author page and review and order each of his books by clicking below.

 

  Dani’El Garvin Author Page 

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2021 11-11

Inklings

I AM BUT A MIST

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

“Wake up little one.” I heard the voice say. It was ever so gentle like a loving mother or father would awaken their child.

“Huh, what is it? Who are you?” I responded ever so sleepily.  I was in a deep sleep indeed. It was a sleep like I had been asleep for a thousand years.

“Don’t fret about time. There is no such thing as time except in the minds of those who created such a construct,” The voice responded to my thoughts for I had not spoken aloud. “And don’t fret about thoughts and speech as if they are two different things. This also is a human created construct. Why is it humans rise up every morning and dress in chains as if they were clothing?” (more…)

2021 08-07

The Dangers of Theology-ology

It always bothers me when people make the Bible so complicated. Recently I had someone post this on social media that claims to be a Christian:

“Calvinists and most other protestants hold to Sola scripture while Catholics hold to scripture, tradition and magisterium, (teaching.)  But, in fact protestants don’t hold Sola scriptura in practice, an example;
“Presbyterians hold to the Westminister Confession, a statment of beliefs that they believe, it is authoritative and influences their interpretation of scripture, this, by any definition is magisterium!  The same is true of all the mainline denominations.
“Fact is Sola scripture is a teaching of John Calvin, again magisterium, (teaching!)  Even in non-denominational churches the pastor-teacher is the “magister,” the teaching authority!” (Person who said this left anonymous out of respect for them as a human being.)
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2021 07-27

Reflections of a Raven

REFLECTIONS OF A RAVEN is my newest book and is a treasure trove of deep thoughts on many subjects like God, Evil, Freedom, Relationships, The Mind and much, much more. Here is an excerpt from it and what it has to say about God. Be open-minded and you will know they are true.

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2020 09-25

Tenets of True Spirituality

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

If you wish to be truly spiritual there are two tenets that you must accept and that cannot be violated. The first thing you need to know is what ‘True Spirituality’ is. True Spirituality is not about religion. It is an all-encompassing view of life and not denying that things are more connected than most want to accept. True spirituality carries over into every aspect of your life. It becomes as real as the air you breathe, invisible in many ways but so real and vital to you as an individual. True spirituality is something that comes alongside everything you do, every thought you think and everything you see. It becomes a filter through which you view all things on a level that just makes sense.

Secondly, you need to know what Truth is. If something is truly the truth then no temple made by the hands of any created being will be able to contain it. Real truth is big enough to cover all of creation. To try to contain truth in a temple or to even try to organize it under one roof or one people or one set of beliefs is like caging a wild animal. It is cruel, it is against its natural design and eventually will only weaken as it loses its wild side and conform to its captivity and as a result it would only produce other caged animals. Truth by design should set one free not put one in a cage.
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2020 07-07

How We Got The Bible

How did we get the Bible? How reliable is it? Is it relevant for today? Good questions! Let me see if I can help. (more…)

2020 05-13

Plague 2020

The Death Angel Passes Over an Israelite Door Marked with the ...Are There Positives in the Plague?

By R. Anderson Williams
“Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses…. On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch when I strike Egypt.”   -Exodus 12:7, 3
    Gathered together within homes, not daring to venture out. An air of stillness, uncomfortable silence and impending danger. An awareness that there is an invisible, silent presence moving through the streets, neighborhoods, and cities bringing with it the possibility of death. This is what the Children of Israel were experiencing that fateful night before God finally broke the spirit of Pharaoh and Israel finally gained its liberation from bondage in Egypt.
    At this current point in time, with the outbreak of COVID-19, we can certainly draw parallels with this episode in Israel’s history. (more…)

2020 03-31

A Deeper Look At Prayer

By Benjamin Raven Pressley

 

    We have a connection to our creator, really, whether we want to or not. The creator of all things didn’t just create everything and then abandon us to do as we will. Some people live that way and believe that is the case but a truly spiritual person knows an intimacy with something greater than themselves and cannot deny it. They feel his presence every time they are outdoors in nature or just about anytime they are overwhelmed by something greater than themselves. Anytime we are amazed, we are touching God, experiencing him…knowing him intimately, communicating with him, knowing his presence. It is not only my belief that you can do so but this is something we must nurture. A very important part of knowing and touching God is prayer. (more…)

2020 02-14

It Really Is All About The Choices We Make

Image result for choicesPeople are quick to blame God for all the ills of the world or at very least say things like ‘Well if God is so loving why doesn’t he do something about [you fill in the blank]. The world is in the mess it is in because of all the bad choices the human race has made through time. And if we are honest our personal lives are the sum of the choices we have made. In this blog I want to consider the importance of choices. (more…)

2020 01-06

Musings From The Rabbit Hole

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One has not lived, neither can one understand until they have climbed into the rabbit hole. And be prepared to fall, fall, fall for what may seem like forever. Your first rabbit hole you have already experienced when you were born as you were forced down a canal designed for what we call birth yet it is nothing more than forcing you into another reality. Whether you asked for it or not is irrelevant. It is only the first of many mergings of life and death.  (more…)

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