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I Mean Every Word I Say

by Dewey Compton
I'm stepping into the shower and this thought enters my mind: One of the activities in Heaven will be seeing all the people who touched our life through Jesus on Earth and those we touched through Jesus and the impact across the globe and universe. It's going to blow our minds. That's probably why we are getting new bodies and minds.Just a quick thought.
I'm showering and Alexia plays my music. Then a song comes on from a band many of you have probably never heard. Any Adam Again fans out there?
I remember my first encounter with them. I was with Carl Melton and we went to Knott's Berry Farm Jubilee which was a huge night of concerts of Christian Bands. It had to have been December 31, 1989.
We met Gene Eugene at their table. He was so down to earth and friendly. He gave Carl and me a free tee Shirt. It was a white Tee with a simple black Tree and Adam Again under it based on the song Treehouse. (That wasn't the song that came on though although it…
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CoVid - Today's Ursa?

by Dewey Compton
After Earth, with Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden Smith is a film from 2013 about a father and a son going on a journey to change and grow in relationship. It's about healing brokenness in family, dealing with blame from past mistakes in a post-apocalyptic action film from director M. Night Shyalamam who co-wrote with Gary Whitta.

It's also about battling an alien monster who finds us by "sensing" the pheromones released from us when we choose fear. One of the famous lessons we can learn from the film happens when General Cypher Raige (Will Smith) explains to his son Kitai Raige (Jaden) a life-saving lesson: 


“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is the product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Now do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.” "We are all telling ourselves a story a…

I Did It All by Myself!

I Did It All by Myself! by the one whom Jesus plays with
I’m sitting on my patio this beautiful quiet morning, reading from Zach Maldonado's book, Perfect and Forgiven.
I was rereading some things as I am going to be participating in a zoom/Facebook Live event next week with him about his book.

I am reading from chapter 6, Delighted In, about when a toddler begins to walk for the first time how it’s like the Super Bowl for them. The parents cheer and praise him/her for this huge accomplishment. Then, when they begin to explore more, and fall, mom and dad are not angry at them for falling, but pick them up, kisses them, do a raspberry on their belly, stand them up, and cheer them on to keep walking again.
Are you seeing this yet? This is really a picture of us with God. He is not angry if we fall.
I'm still reading and enjoying my coffee when I hear my toddler neighbor, Will, enter his back yard. He is awake. All I hear is this: “I did it all by myself.”
I paused and examined t…

For Such a Time as This

An Opportune Thing
by Dewey Compton
What Does God want to produce out of this quarantine? The church can’t go back to the same way of doing things. God is getting personal! Have you gotten what you are supposed to get in this time that you can’t get otherwise?

What is this opportune thing God is wanting to do now for such a time as this?

I am reminded of when Jesus was on this Earth as God’s son. The gospel of John is filled with phrases of Jesus telling the people He only does what the Father does or tells him. They are one. Jesus did not come to do His will, but the Father’s who sent Him. 

Often Jesus had to get away from all the business, the ministry, the people, and spend time with His Father. He sets the example for us. It is clear that Jesus needed to be clear at hearing the Father’s voice and seeing things the way the Father sees things. So as He went about His day interacting with people, He did exactly the Father’s will.

This is our mission today. I believe this Quarantine time is…

Prayer Against Coronavirus

The prayer below was written by my friends from Aslan's Place.


See it here: Prayer Against Coronavirus It is below as well. 

We have permission to pass this along to others.
So I want to share with all my friends and family because this is an excellent prayer to pray. I prayed this with and over my family. But before you pray it, I want to clarify some things about prayer that I feel are important. 
1. It’s not magic, because God doesn’t do magic. He does relationships and miracles. Sometimes miracles lead to relationships and sometimes relationships lead to miracles. He allows in His wisdom what he can easily prevent by His power. 

2. Pray WITH God, not TO God. There are many examples in scripture that reveal that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are praying for us. Luke 22, John 17, Romans 8, Hebrews 7, 1 John 2. Have you ever known Jesus to STOP doing something? He LIVES to pray and intercede for us as He sits next to the Father in Heaven. Don't you want to know what He is praying and …

What voice is sponsoring Your Thinking?

There are lots of voices out there telling us a variety of information. 
All these voices influence our thinking which in turn influences our speech and our actions. So today I want to address this important topic especially in this time we are facing. My voice is just another one, so you will have to decide for yourself if this will be beneficial to you or not. But I think it will.
If you tell people, "I hear voices",  you might be labeled as a crazy person and sent to an asylum. But the fact is we all hear voices. Many of us just don't take the time or energy to distinguish the voices coming into our minds.
For me its thoughts in my mind, not so much audible voices. I used to think that every thought I had was from me or my own imaginations. I believe some are from me, and some from other sources. So, let's look at this. 
One of my mentors, Graham Cooke says this: "Every thought has a sponsor. Who or what is sponsoring your thinking?"
Think about our bod…

The Kingdom Gift Card

By Dewey ComptonI found a couple gift cards the other day that I had received for my birthday. I knew they from years ago because they were from Cabelas and Bass Pro Shops. I had not redeemed them because I had not been active as I used to be in my hobby of fly-fishing. So, I wondered if they were expired or still good? After all these years, they were still activated with credit.
What if the Kingdom of Heaven has gift cards we can receive and redeem and they never expire? Well as it turns out, Heaven does!

Think about how gift cards work. Someone who cares about you goes to a store, finds the card for you, and purchases credit to put on the card. Then, they give you the card as a gift. The card though is not really the gift. It simply gives you access to the true gift when you are ready to redeem the card. So, you are given access to a gift you did not earn nor purchase. But it’s yours.That’s pretty cool, right?
Is the Kingdom any different? When Jesus died on the cross, the scriptures …