"But what about you?" he asked.
"Who do you say I am?"
Peter answered, "You are the Messiah."
Are You A Ragamuffin?
Ragamuffin Sandie - One night I was flipping through the movies on Netflix. I can across the true story of Rich Mullins. I knew his music, but I didn't realize who he really was. Rich Mullins is best known for "Awesome God". His story touched my heart because I could see a bit of myself while I was watching this movie. I never realized that he had family problems. He had demons he was dealing with. I was bawling by the end of the movie. Not because of how sad his story is. But I was bawling because I could see myself and some of the statements he made was what I needed to hear.
I don't go into my life story much because I always thought that it was a bit out there. My home life was nothing normal. My parents didn't go to church. I think for the most part they sent us when I was younger to get us out of the way. For me God is the only one who saved me from what could have been a horrible life. My life in may ways seemed like it was from the Book of Job.
I ran away from home and moved in with some friends. I got married at 17 and was pregnant before I got married. My husband and I moved in together before getting married. I made many bad choices. But, with all my bad choices, God turned them into blessings. I have had many struggles when it comes to my health and in other areas in my life. God never gave up on me, when it would have been easy to do that. As I look back in my life, I realize that God was always there. I wasn't willing to turn things 100 percent over to God. I wanted to hold on to certain things. I thought I had it all under control. God was there for the big stuff, not the small stuff. At-least that was my thinking. I know now that God was there for the good, bad and ugly.
Ragamuffin Brenda Lyles
I am a Ragamuffin. I was raised in a Christian loving home...but very religious. I gave my life to God at age 12 in "77" under a full lit moon and a zillion stars in Suffolk, VA. A year later in 78 I was in plane crash with my grandfather that radically changed my view of my existence in the world as I knew it. From that point on, my life became more meaningful and I felt that I could "become" a difference.
As the years passed and I knew what I wanted to do with my life I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. After college, I married a man who had a passion and zeal for Christ like I had never seen before. Although we were meant for a time, that time came to an end. My Ragamuffin mission in life is to be a difference in the lives of the children that I teach.I pray daily that I do not miss a beat of the Jesus heart that pounds within me. My "personal creed" is to live my life as the One who created it and to acknowledge His empowering presence everyday of my life. I want to know Him more and to know Him as Abba. So here I am now on my Second Journey as... A Ragamuffin. ☆Acknowledgements:Mentor, Artist, & Friend...Lee O'Hare ☆All of my past,present, and future Ragamuffin Friends that are here.
Ragamuffin - The Rich Mullins Story
This is an excerpt from the documentary of Rich Mullins. ‘Ragamuffin’ is based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.
Towards the end of his life he encountered a love deeper than he had ever known dying tragically in a car accident at age 41.
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Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits
If you are on Facebook, you may find this group interesting. This is the description of the group by the founder Lee O'Hare. Click Here to Check out Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits
"I have created this group to be a forum where like minded spiritual pilgrims can share their thoughts, insights, comments, questions, doubts, fears, victories, etc. in a non-judgmental environment of true Christian love and acceptance. This is a place to come and get refreshed, challenged, inspired and provoked. Be honest, be genuine, be considerate, and above all else be real.
This will also be one of the places where I will be posting my "Musings" which are really just my thoughts and observations of the moment.
For those of you who have been encouraging me and asking when and where I am going to start teaching again -- well, here you have it. Welcome to my Online Christian Fellowship -- I guess you could call it Facebook Church, if you'd like. Blessings and grace be multiplied to you and may God bless our effort to love and encourage one another."