About D. C. Peay

Ordained United Methodist Pastor

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  • D. shared from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
    He who is alone with his sins is utterly alone. It may be that Christians, notwithstanding corporate worship, common prayer, and all their fellowship in service, may still be left to their loneliness. The final breakthrough to fellowship does not occur because, though they have fellowship with one another as believers and as devout people, they do not have fellowship as the undevout, as sinners. The pious fellowship permits no one to be a sinner. So everyone must conceal his sin from himself and from their fellowship. We dare not be sinners. Many Christians are unthinkably horrified when a real...
    Note: Thanks Bonhoeffer
  • D. shared from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
    The Evil One is the great illusionist. He varnishes the truth and encourages dishonesty. “If we say, ‘We have no sin,’ we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth has no place in us” (1 John 1:8). Satan prompts us to give importance to what has no importance. He clothes trivia with glitter and seduces us away from what is real. He causes us to live in a world of delusion, unreality, and shadows.
    Note: We are all sinners none of us free from temptation
  • D. shared from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
    To trust Abba, both in prayer and life, is to stand in childlike openness before a mystery of gracious love and acceptance.2
    Note: Thanks Brennan, trust in God is a childlike mystery that is easy for speak and hard for me to live
  • D. shared from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
    Perhaps the real dichotomy in the Christian community today is not between conservatives and liberals or creationists and evolutionists but between the awake and the asleep. The Christian ragamuffin acknowledges with Macbeth, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”13 Just as a smart man knows he is stupid, so the awake Christian knows that he/she is a ragamuffin.
    Note: Wow! The biggest dichotomy in Christianity today is between those awake and those asleep
  • D. shared from Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg
    The main thing you will give your congregation — just like the main thing you will give to God — is the person you become. If your soul is unhealthy, you can’t help anybody. You don’t send a doctor with pneumonia to care for patients with immune disorders. You, and nobody else, are responsible for the well-being of your own soul.
    Note: A good reminder for congregational leaders, especially me.
(Bethel NC USA)
D. C. Peay