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    Dearest Diaries

    Dearest Diaries

    Jesus healing the bleeding woman (or "woman with an issue of blood" and other variants) is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels (Matthew 9:20–22, Mark 5:25–34, Luke 8:43–48).

    I will be preaching at my very first woman’s conference on Sunday, April 22nd in Cleaveland, NC. My process for preparing is to sit and let the Holy Spirit take over. I decided to journal what the Lord feeds me. The Holy Spirit imparted to me that the word will come from Matthew, Mark and Luke dealing with the woman with the issue of blood. Now I have heard very few female preachers touch on this, even though this is our lot. I have to be honest, I cringe when men talk about menstration. I roll my eyes and think, what the hell do you know? But men have taken the texts and made it their own in the way God sees fit. Now ladies, it’s our turn.  But before I jump zealously, into the scriptures, God has given me a very strange title for His work. The title of this sermon is RIF. Now, RIF is an acronym that means a lot of things in the world and I serve under a Pastor who is the King of acroymns so Lord allow your spirit to do this word justice. Well first, RIF is the military or civil service discharge from duty, usually based on the economy which stands for Reduction in Force. My first year teaching public school, I was RIF’ed due to the budgets in Philadelphia. RIF is also a literacy term, founded in 1966, meaning Reading Is Fundamental. Everyone has heard that one and as a book publisher I stand on this acroynm. But the craziest acronym I found for RIF was Rabid Inuyasha Fan, which is a crazy fan that’s willing to commmitt suicide for the artist. And there are many more: Resistence is Futile from Star Trek and Realistic Intimidation Fire Arm. But for this sermon, RIF means Rejection, Isolation and Faith. (Rejection, leads to Isolation, to Build your Faith”) More tomorrow. 




    Dearest Diaries
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