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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Ministry on Life Support
« Last post by administrator on October 22, 2021, 11:44:26 »
As a suggestive idea ... redo the face of the homepage with new header banner, redesign the back ground ... in essence, a makeover.  This website has had the same face for years!!  Spice it up a bit.  I do that with my music website.  I change it out every 6 months or so, sometimes 4 months.  The basic functions are still the same (About, Contact, etc), but I rearrange things, give it a new look, etc..  It shows visitors that the site is maintained & kept up to date.  But as I have shared before, and that on more than one occasion, but forum boards are not as popular as they once were.  Yet they still provide an outlet for registered users to have a bit more personalized attention as opposed to being on FaceBook, where "everybody" sees all.  But the more one gets themself "out there", and by that, I mean through the use of the internet & through its very use of social media outlets, the better the chances, odds, etc. are of interested people coming here to STAR Vision Christian Ministries to see what is offered.  Just my humble opinion.

Bro Terry, can you help with that?
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Forgiving Ones Self

Psalm 103:10-11
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy
toward them that fear him.

Philippians 3:13
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one
thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before,

Psalm 32:5
5 I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have
I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the
LORD; and thou forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

While doing some soul searching and study in God's
Word, I have come to this realization and I feel during
this season of celebration I want to share it with those
who could use some good thoughts. True healing and
growth take place when one truly begins to forgive
themselves for their past mistakes so that they can then
begin to forgive others.

2 Corinthians 5:17-18

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of
reconciliation

Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things you have to
do on your journey to growth and peace. Forgiving
yourself can be the hardest of all.
Everyone makes mistakes and even worse, intentionally
chooses the wrong way. But God's love for us is
overwhelming and covers a multitude of errors. Stop
punishing yourself today with these 7 Bible verses to help
you forgive yourself.

Romans 8:1
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Bishop Harry Greene
Sr. Leader and Administrator
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I had cateract surgery yesterday so I am unable to be on the computer long each day but I do feel God telling me to have those who have expressed a desire to build this website and work on other areas to tell them that he said it is time.  While in a vision yesterday he stood before me and said my son, the time is NOW and I mean today.  Get my People working to build and promote my word, to love others to me and I will do the rest.  God is in Control, will you follow him in his direction?
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Depression
« Last post by Bishop Harry on September 30, 2020, 11:33:54 »
Brother Clint

You are not alone, God promises never to leave you nor forsake you, and you know brother that you have friends here that love and care about you.  We talked about working to restore the ministry website, if you are ready I am ready.  God is telling me the time is now.  Call me 7064410402

Bishop Harry
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Depression
« Last post by cmblount on September 29, 2020, 18:13:09 »
Hello, Clint:

I am sorry to hear that you are struggling with depression.  There are indeed times when it feels like God is a million miles away, attending to everyone but you.  But I am praying for you.  You are not alone.  The Lord is faithful to His promises, but He does not always answer when or how we expect Him to.

I know that you will find the joy that you need and that in that joy you will also find strength.

If you need to talk, email me and we will arrange a time for a phone call or video chat.

It will be okay.  Please take time to care for yourself as this is critical to getting through the tough times.

Your sister in Christ.

Catrina
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Depression
« Last post by Rev. Clint on September 21, 2020, 08:08:07 »
Hello Brothers & Sisters,

Please pray for me. I am experiencing one of the darkest times in my life where there is very little joy or happiness. It feels like God left me. It feels like I'm alone.

Still no job. Still dealing with the insurance company to fix our home. Still dealing with the chaos of trees falling on our home and the mess inside. I'm overwhelmed with no one to help.

I feel guilty when I try to rest or take time for myself. My brain won't shut off.

I feel betrayed. The Bible says that He will never leave you nor forsake you. I don't understand why I feel like He left me; it's a strange emptiness. There's a vacancy in my life now.

I've been pushing my hardest to move forward and then I'm suddenly met with a deep depression; a darkness that I've never felt before. I don't even want to get in the Word. That's how sad I feel. I'm just on zombie mode.

Have any of you ever experienced something like this? Where you were slowly moving in the right direction after going through a difficult set of circumstances only to be given another set of issues? Kick me while I'm down.

I'm hurting. I'm exhausted. I'm sad. I feel very much alone. My joy is grim. I need your help. Please pray for me.

Thank you.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Give It Away
« Last post by Chaplain Shane on August 28, 2020, 04:48:24 »
Very well put and made me think of what I have to give away. God bless you.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Give It Away
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 17, 2020, 22:56:27 »
This past year and a half, especially these last few months have been eye opening. This pandemic, losing a good job due to the pandemic, coming to terms with knowing that we won't have a family of our own, rescuing two beagles, trees falling through our home, health issues, etc. It's been a journey and quite the adventure.

Through it all and the last 19 years, my wife and I are continually growing. He still has a purpose for us. Praise God! However, in that growing we have also grown in our accumulation of things. Stuff that we've collected over the years. Items that we have saved for futures as a just in case. Collections, trinkets, and a whole lot of useless junk that we've saved for use some time later in life.

It's amazing how trials and tribulations can bring our focus back on God; a focus that we should have everyday. My wife and I have been able to see a greater plan in progress. God is reminding us that we don't need all this stuff. We are harboring things that could be needed by someone else. We are saving stuff that someone else could use and enjoy right now. My wife and I have come to the realization that we just don't need any of it anymore and we have been giving it all away.

We are on a new path. We believe that God is rebuilding our life so that when the world is safe again, we will be able to go out and do whatever we can to help others. To be beacons of God's light. To show others what unconditional love looks like. To spread the Good Word. We believe that our Father is using this time to help us grow by letting go.

Giving stuff away feels good. In doing so, it helps us to let go of the past. It's eerie how covetous we become without really seeing it when everything is tucked away in a box somewhere. God tells us that He will meet all of our needs according to His riches and glory. Sometimes when we let go of what we think we need, God wants to show us what our lives could be without it.

We all have stuff. But how much do we really need? We all know that we can't take it with us when we go to heaven. And I realize that some of our things are for hobbies or holidays or for some sort of enjoyment. But how much other stuff is just sitting there collecting dust that could be used by someone else? If you have reservations on where it should go, don't. Just let it go. Do it with a good heart. Do it out of love and you've done your job. It's time to let go and give it away.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Faith, Focus, Follow-Through
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 06, 2020, 11:40:19 »
The road has been tough. Avenues have been difficult. This journey has been very trying. I'm in awe that as close as I get to God, the further I am forced travel; at times feeling so far away from Him.

The last three months out of work have been a blessing. I've found joy in these moments; trying to remain as positive as I can, especially for my wife. She needs that encouragement.

It's amazing what we must go through in order to grow and for lessons to finally sink in. As I sit in the kitchen looking out into the front yard I can't help but think at how blessed I am / we are. I placed a homemade chalkboard next to the table so that I can write notes on scripture that I want my wife and I to be mindful of.

Currently the board has the virtues we must clothe ourselves with: Compassion, Kindness, Humility, Gentleness, Patience, Forgiveness, and Love
What to ask God for: Knowledge, Patience, Wisdom, Love, and Understanding
And what knowing God takes: Faith, Focus, and Follow-Through

My message remains positive. In the midst of the darkness I feel, I have hope. I know that God's in control. I'm leaving the consequences to Him.
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Star Village Christian Links / The Light FM
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 05, 2020, 09:12:25 »
"The Light FM" is a great source of today's uplifting music that also incorporate sermons into their mix. I have really enjoyed their playlist and the positive, uplifting message that they consistently deliver.

https://thelightfm.org/

https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wmit

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