“AS YOU WISH”

“Father God, thank You that You Grants, Gives, Tells, Touch, “as you wish.” Before we even heard from You, “as you wish,” You had already sent Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer to us because of Your Unconditional Love for us. And thank You,, Father God, that You are Up Near and Internal Space. There is not ONE SINGLE THING external (down far) that can give us anything that we need in our daily (often, hourly) living. You are a Father of Transplants and Wells, i.e., Internal. Jesus is our North Star and is Up Near and Internal. Stars aren’t down far unless they fall; they stay Up Near and we hold them close to our Internal. On a more personal note, thank You, Father God, for Internal Spaces like NORTH STAR THERAPY ANIMALS (https://northstartherapyanimals.org/), a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about therapy animal services and benefits they bring to individuals in our communities. Groups like this are really living Your Word, Father God: ‘Therefore encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing’ (1 Thessalonians 5:11). The ‘least of these‘ become the ‘most of these’ in Your Kingdom, and the rewards are ‘most of these’ in Your Heaven. Father God, the Brits can call Your Elegance, “swish,” but we call Your Elegance 3 Words: “As you wish.” I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and North Star Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in ‘as you wish,’ as I humble myself before The Lord this daily leavened [Jesus Touches!] bread.”)

You ask, “God? Help me!” “As you wish,” God Grants.

You ask, “God? Reach me!” “As you wish,” God Gives.

You wish your external but God Transplants.

Wish only God’s Internal of forgives.

I ask, “God? Know me!” “As you wish,” God Tells.

I ask, “God? Hold me!” “As you wish,” God Touch.

I wish my external but God of Wells.

Wish only God’s Internal of SO MUCH.

“As you wish is how I AM a North Star,”

says Jesus. “Up and Internal, how Grace!

Do not wish for anything that’s down far.

I Help from Up Near and Internal Space.”

The Brits have a word for elegance: “Swish.”

God’s 3 Words for Elegance: “As you wish.”

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“NOT FOIE GRAS….FOIE GROSS!”

https://www.change.org/p/cafe-vermilionville-not-foie-gras-foie-gross

In Lafayette, Louisiana, where I live, there is a restaurant called Café Vermilionville that sells foie gras. I have set up the above petition to get as many signatures as possible to deliver to the restaurant to let them know that foie gras is foie GROSS and to get this café to take foie gras off their menu!

“Foie gras” translates to “fatty liver” in English, and it’s known as an expensive, “luxury” food that’s actually made from a duck or goose liver that has become abnormally enlarged from a disease called hepatic steatosis, which is caused by the animal being force fed large amounts of food. The liver is sold whole or ground up into a pâté or as another side dish.

Per animalequality.org, foie gras is not only eating a diseased organ that is extremely disgusting but also supporting a nightmarish cruelty for the ducks and geese. Here are some of the things ducks and geese used for foie gras are forced to endure:

Birds in the foie gras industry are confined in cramped pens or cages that are sometimes so small that the birds can’t even turn around. They’re denied everything that they need to be happy. Once the birds reach about 8 to 10 weeks old, the torture of force feeding begins and lasts around four weeks. Workers shove metal tubes down the birds’ throats and pump their stomachs full of far more food than they would ever want to eat. This process, also known as “gavage”, is repeated multiple times a day. The force feeding causes the birds’ livers to swell up to ten times their natural size. Force feeding can also cause organ failure, injuries to the birds’ beaks and throats, and pneumonia. The wire cages can cause foot and leg injuries, and the intense confinement is mental torture for these normally curious and sensitive animals. At the end of this phase, the birds are slaughtered.

PLEASE sign this petition and share it with as many people as possible so that we can collectively and compassionately (BOTH) get Café Vermilionville to take foie gras off their menu because, as you can see from the facts and the picture (BOTH) above, foie gras is foie GROSS!

Wanna add more “punch” than just signing the petition? Write a friendly yet frank (BOTH) letter to Café Vermilionville and/or contact them at the restaurant by phone or the contact page at their website to let them know that foie gras is foie GROSS!:

Café Vermilionville

1304 W Pinhook Rd.

Lafayette, LA 70503

1-(337) 237-0100

https://cafev.com/contact/

Thank YOU, God bless YOU, and God bless these ducks and geese in the foie gras industry who are subjected to something SO inhumane that restaurants like Café Vermilionville call a “delicacy.” There is NOTHING delicate about foie gras. It’s just foie GROSS!😢

Love and blessings,

Timothy

Known in our bone

“Father God, thank You that it is Known in our bone that we are so loved and treasured because of Your Son and our Lord and Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. We are beloved and it has been bestowed and measured that we belong to Jesus. We are Freed because of this Known in our bone. Jesus Settled the Score by Shedding His Blood on His Cross so we would be Known (NOT well-known) in our bone. We are part of His BloodLine (His Bone, too) and now we are His Trust Deed. But His Bone? ‘Not one of His Bones will be broken’ (John 19:36). Because not one of His Bones was broken, neither will our bone be broken. On a more personal note and speaking of “deed,” nonhuman animals are NOT property (see picture). They are living, breathing, and sentient beings that God Created for us to be stewards to them. They are NOT resources for us to do whatever we want with them! Dominion over them (Genesis 1:26), NOT domination over them. Many laws on the book still state that people’s pets and other nonhuman animals are property. A house is a property, a couch is a property, a car is a property, but God’s nonhuman animals are NOT property! Why? Because a house is NOT a living, breathing and sentient being and, thus, IS property. A couch is NOT a living, breathing and sentient being and, thus, IS property. A car is NOT a living, breathing and sentient being and, thus, IS property. But people’s pets and other nonhuman animals ARE living, breathing and sentient beings and, thus, ARE NOT property. Father God, please help us to rewrite this man-made language so that people’s pets and other nonhuman animals are NOT written as property. They are Your living, breathing, and sentient beings, and we are to be stewards to them in the name of dominion, NOT in the name of domination. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Trust Deed Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in it’s Known in my bone that I belong to Jesus Christ this daily leavened [‘Not one of His Bones will be broken!’ – John 19:36] bread.”)

You’re known in your bone that you are so loved.

You’re known in your bone that God is why so.

To forget this is your bone not beloved.

To remember this is your bone bestow.

I’m known in my bone that I am treasured.

I’m known in my bone that God is why deed.

To forget this is my bone not measured.

To remember this is my bone believed.

“You are Known in My Bone that you are Mine,”

says Jesus. “I’ve Known in My Bone you’re Freed.

The Deed of you is that you’re My BloodLine,

My Bone, too, My Blood shed for your Trust Deed.”

We may have to settle for not well-known.

Settled the Score did Christ, Known in our bone.

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I FOUND FREEDOM: MY”FREE” REFLECTIONS ON CELEBRATE RECOVERY (CR) SUMMIT 2021

THE BAYOU CHURCH CELEBRATE RECOVERY LEADERS
(Back row: Mike, Brandi, Ryan, Gidget. Middle row: Brandi, Christina, Angela, Stephanie, Cathy, Megan. Front row: Me, Beronica, Pastor Linton)

When The Bayou Church Celebrate Recovery Leaders got together to take this group photo at the Celebrate Recovery (CR) Summit 2021 in Dallas, Texas, I saw the placard that had the words, I FOUND FREEDOM, and I knew that one was for me. This CR Summit was a 3-day Summit of healing and, yes, freedom, and here are my “free” reflections on these 3 days of I FOUND FREEDOM:

We loaded up the van at The Bayou Church parking lot on July 20, and there were 12 of us with Pastor Linton Broussard driving us to Dallas, Texas. I had my tablet and my books and, of course, my Bible. We made a stop at Bucc-ee’s somewhere in Texas, which I had never been to, and it was like a “convenience store Wal-Mart.” It was so huge that Pastor Linton gave us 30 minutes to walk around and buy whatever “Bucc-ee’d” our interest. We eventually made it to La Quinta Inn & Suites in Duncanville, Texas, in the late afternoon and got some much-needed rest (Pastor Linton probably more than any of us😉).

The next day, July 21, I woke up at around 5:30 am. I usually get up around 7 am at home when my cat, Conrad, hits me across the head and face to get up. We were supposed to be to the CR Summit at Potter’s House by 7:30 am, so I guess I knew I didn’t have much time to write my usual God Sonnet every morning like I usually do and have it done by 7 am. I decided on that day that I would write God “Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnets for the 3 days of the CR Summit. I invite you to read these on this blog website. You can easily find them because they all have “Celebrate” in the title. We got to the Summit and, boy, was there ever a lot of people needing healing and, yes, freedom. We did praise and worship all day long and heard great talks from great speakers about the great need to celebrate healing and, yes, freedom. That first day, when it was around 7pm and the CR Summit was coming to a close, the speaker gave us the most excellent advice: Go to your hotel or wherever you are residing, go eat something, and then GO TO BED! I took this advice to heart and was crashed out before 9:30pm. I think the entire group of us was “crashed tired” from so much healing and, yes, so much freedom.

The next day, July 22, another God “Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnet at the usual time, and then on our way to the CR Summit. And it was another day of great talks from great speakers. On this particular day, there was a talk that really lit a fire under me. It was such a hot fire that I had to jump up from my seat, head to the front of the auditorium of Potter’s House, drop to my knees, and weep and pray and pray and weep. To be honest, I don’t even remember what I was weeping and praying and praying and weeping about, but I knew the Holy Spirit had convicted me on something that needed healing and, yes freedom. I was absolutely unashamed to go up front like that and drop to my knees and weep and pray and pray and weep. This is often how Jesus Christ through Holy Spirit Conviction reaches all of us. It’s when we are falling apart that we make our way to the front of the auditorium (the foot of The Cross) and get the healing and, yes, freedom we need that ONLY Jesus can give. I was not alone in this venture up to the front. This is another thing that happens with Holy Spirit Conviction, i.e., we make your way to the front of the auditorium (the foot of The Cross) to find that there are many others who have made their way there to weep and pray and pray and weep with us. One thing they spoke about a lot at the CR Summit is you just CANNOT do recovery alone!

The final day of the Summit, July 23, the God “Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnet at the usual time, and then it became a real doozy of a day. It all culminated when there were 4 Crosses at the front of the auditorium that we were to nail a hand-written card of what needed to be nailed (and released and not taken back) to The Cross of Jesus. This felt like a very monumental occasion for me, although I have done it before at The Bayou Church some time back. I think it felt monumental this time because I was not at the same place I was when I nailed what I nailed before. Freedom is an ongoing process when we choose to follow Jesus, as just when we think we have nailed something to The Cross of Jesus to release and not take back, we gotta go back with a nail and hammer to The Cross of Jesus with newly-revealed and newly-needed freedom. This is why I spent much time in prayer and introspection and divine revelation before I wrote what I needed to write on that card. And, once again, I am absolutely unashamed to write out for you exactly what I wrote on that card. It is all capitalized with numerous exclamation points (probably more or less than listed below) because it appeared exactly like this on that card:

NO FEAR! ONLY JESUS AND ONLY GOD’S LOVE!

NO CODEPENDENCY! ONLY JESUS AND ONLY GOD’S LOVE!

NO PERFECTIONISM! ONLY JESUS AND ONLY GOD’S LOVE!

NO MORE HURTING TIMOTHY!!!!

NO MORE HATING TIMOTHY!!!!

ONLY LOVING TIMOTHY!!!!

ONLY FORGIVING TIMOTHY!!!!

SO TIMOTHY CAN LOVE AND FORGIVE OTHERS!!!!

I stood in a very long line to make my way, yet again, to the front of the auditorium, and then I nailed this card with what was written above to The Cross of Jesus. I was actually quite alright when I returned to my seat. It didn’t necessarily feel hot as it did before. In fact, I didn’t necessarily feel sad or even that I had freedom from what I nailed to The Cross of Jesus. But then it hit me like a thunderbolt. I looked up and saw all those cards on Those Crosses of Jesus, and there were hundreds, and then I saw those who like me before were on their knees, weeping and praying and praying and weeping by Those Crosses of Jesus. And then the tears came and would not stop. It was BOTH-fold: One, because of the pain and torture and suffering that Jesus endured on His Cross for all of us and Two (BOTH), I could feel the entirety of the pain and torture and suffering that others were enduring at that moment. Those out in front, I do not know if they were kneeling, weeping and praying and praying and weeping, because they found freedom after they nailed what they nailed to The Cross of Jesus OR they did NOT find freedom because they were not sure if they were going to take back what they nailed to The Cross of Jesus. I wondered the very same things about what I nailed. I am praying right now that all those who nailed what they nailed to The Cross of Jesus, including myself, will NOT take back what we released at the CR Summit.

And if not all of that was enough healing and, yes, freedom, the REAL doozy came on the very first day of the CR Summit when I went to a breakout session. Before attending and when I was registering for the CR Summit, I noticed there was a breakout session for something called “CR Inside,” which is a CR Prison Ministry (Fellowship). Having spent time in my jail myself, mind you not nearly as long as some do, I’ve always had an interest in doing something like prison ministry. When I sat in that breakout session and heard the absolutely despairing statistics of those currently in prisons and all the family and children seriously affected by those currently in prisons, something stirred up heavy in my heart and soul. And then Father God dropped a huge bombshell ON and IN (BOTH) my heart and soul. What I heard was this: “Timothy, I want you to work on this prison ministry for Me, and I want you to work on this prison ministry to bridge the gap that there is no difference between a human prisoner and a nonhuman animal prisoner in My Eyes.” Being a nonhuman animal welfare advocate for Father God as I am, I was not at all surprised at hearing this. But then fear got a hold of me, and I said something like, “But Father God, they’re not gonna let me bridge this gap for You. They won’t see what You see with there being no difference between a human prisoner and a nonhuman animal prisoner.” I think what Father God had to say about that was, “Of course they won’t! Why do you think I created YOU!!!!” What also came alive for me with this is the Bible verse that I actually included in the God Sonnet from today: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” (Isaiah 61:1). This IS the cornerstone verse for God’s Prison Ministry He has called me forward in that I’ve entitled, CELEBRATE COMPASSION, as part of my personal (really, God) ministry with Creation Care Church (CCC). We’re talking about a major breakthrough here, friends, in a major breakout way!

Thank you, The Bayou Church Leaders, who were with me on this trip to the CR Summit. I know things are really rough right now with what has occurred post-Summit, but God WILL get us through this for our healing and, yes, freedom, and for His Glory! And if you are reading this, thank YOU for all your encouragement and support of me over so much time in so many ways. I count myself very lucky to have met loving and caring people who do encourage and support me, and I only pray that I can encourage and support these same loving and caring people right back. That is something nailed to The Cross of Jesus that I have no intention of taking back. Why? Because I FOUND FREEDOM.

P.S. (POST-SUMMIT): As a lovely side note, one of the speakers at the CR Summit talked about the 7 C’s (types of people he named starting with “C”) that we have in our lives, and one of those C’s was what the speaker called “Comrades.” These are the types of people who are in our corner. When he said that word, I immediately thought of one “person,” my cat Conrad, who is in my corner, and how Conrad rhymed with “Comrade.” Now at home, whenever I see Conrad, I say, “Hello, Comrade Conrad!” 😹

LOVE WILL LAND

“Father God, thank You that Love will land down here when Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ, Comes His Hour. ‘But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but ONLY The Father’ (Matthew 24:36). It will come as a raindrop, as flashes, as unique, and as Lord’s Prayer. Whatever our plans might be now and up until That Time, His Hour Comes and there will be NO plans, for Love will land. We will ALL at That Time rise to the very top, rise up from the ashes, rise to the mountain’s peak, and rise up from despair. I say, “ALL,” but this may or may not be true, for none know this either but You, Father God. What I do sense in my spiritual essence is His Hour is quite near and quite a short time. On a more personal note, I love Animal from THE MUPPETS (see picture). As the sonnet mentions about Jesus’ Hour, “Drumming or Humming,” Animal was known for drumming like a mad and crazy….well, animal (although animals are no more crazy than most humans, right?). Maybe Animal was doing this because that will be his reaction when Jesus’ Hour Comes. And as the picture shows, Animal was also chained because he was mad and crazy. One thing I know for sure is that when Jesus’ Hour Comes, ALL chains will be broken off of us including Animal. What a Glorious Day that will be when ALL chains of BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals will be broken off! Because of Father God’s Calling on and Purpose of (BOTH) my life, I will hopefully and prayerfully (BOTH) spend as much as I can and as much as Father God allows (BOTH) in this quite near and quite a short time breaking off EVERY chain that holds nonhuman animals captive in so much pain, suffering and misery! ‘The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Timothy; because the Lord hath anointed me, Timothy, to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me, Timothy, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound’ (Isaiah 61:1). Father God reminds me ALL THE TIME that this verse is for BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals who will be set free and released from those who have them bound. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and His Hour Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in awaiting Jesus’ Hour when He comes and Love will land this daily leavened [Jesus IS Coming!] bread.”)

You who’s low will rise to the very top.

You who’s land will rise up from the ashes.

Love will land down here to you as raindrop.

Love will land down here to you as flashes.

Me who’s low will rise to the mountain’s peak.

Me who’s land will rise up from the despair.

Love will land down here to me as unique.

Love will land down here to me as Lord’s Prayer.

“YES! Love will land down here when I’m Coming,”

says Jesus. “And I AM Coming quite near.

None know My Hour but The Father. Drumming

or Humming, ALL Loving, I Come, no fear!”

We can spend this short time down here ALL planned.

His Hour Comes and NO plans, for Love will land.

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THE CENTER EVERYTHING

Will you marry me dog - Imgflip
“Father God, thank You that You are The Center Everything through Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. When we make ‘me’ or ‘you’ The Center Everything, we fall and are without ‘Wings.’ But if we make Father Him The Center of Everything, we ‘Wings,’ ‘Be,’ ‘kNew.’ Help us to Need AND Heed (BOTH) You, Father God, because if we don’t, ‘why even BOTHer?’ Let us make every Wedding Ring be Him we Love with Him The Center Everything. On a more personal note, The Center Everything for me has and will always be ‘marrying’ myself to being a nonhuman animal welfare advocate for Him. As the picture asks, ‘Will you marry me?’ I answer, ‘You better know it, doggie friend, and you better know it, every nonhuman animal friend.’ I will ‘marry’ ALL of YOU and every Wedding Ring will be YOURS! I can often be quoted as saying they can take EVERYTHING from me (and they likely will), but they will NOT, no NEVER, be able to take from me God’s Heart placed in my heart to extend love, compassion and mercy to God’s nonhuman animals. By the Way, I am NOT excluding God’s humans from this Heart/heart because if NOT BOTH, ‘why even BOTHer?’ I accept BOTH as The Center Everything for His Calling on AND Purpose for (BOTH) my life. By the Way, Father God has a Calling on AND Purpose for (BOTH) your life. Whatever It is, Need AND Heed (BOTH) It for The Center Everything. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Center Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in God’s Love as The Center Everything I Need AND Heed [BOTH] this daily leavened [Jesus Marries!] bread.”)

You are making you the center of all.

You are making you the center of things.

God is The Center Everything you fall.

Love is The Center Everything you “Wings.”

I am making me the center of “me.”

I am making me the center of “you.”

God is The Center Everything I “Be.”

Love is The Center Everything I “kNew.”

“Make ME The Center Everything you Need,”

says Jesus. “NOT you, NOT them, JUST Father!”

God is The Center Everything you Heed.

If NOT Need AND Heed, why even BOTHer?”

It’s when we ‘marry’ every Wedding Ring

to make Him Love, The Center Everything.

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CELEBRATE “GOODBYE!”

“Father God, thank You that at every “Goodbye!” there is ALWAYS You at every “Hello!” When You close a door, You open a window, and that Window is Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. And we do not need to crawl nor jump out of ‘ME, Window.’ NO! We can take flight and soar with ‘ME, Window.’ What we will find when we do this is ‘ME, Rainbow.’ Jesus IS our ‘ME, Window’ AND our ‘ME, Rainbow’ (BOTH). Some of us should have said “Goodbye!” to things NOT of You, Father God, long ago, but we can NOW leave these things to say ‘Hello!’ to Jesus! We NOW know that at every ‘Goodbye!’ is God every ‘Hello!’ It’s God staying with AND loving (BOTH) us at every ‘sloppy sow.’ We are in the ‘Goodbye!’ of us for the ‘Hello!’ (‘Increase HIM’) of Jesus, for Your Word, Father God, tells us: ‘He must increase, but I must decrease’ (John 3:30). Help all of us to decrease our ego (flesh) so we can ‘Increase HIM’ (Spirit). On a more personal note, I could have easily rhymed, ‘Goodbye!” in this sonnet with many more words than the one I chose, ‘Magnify’ (go to the end of this sonnet for a collection of words that rhyme with “Goodbye!” that you can choose for how to ‘Increase HIM’). And on an even more personal note, this is the VERY 4TH and VERY LAST God’s ‘Celebrate Recovery Summit’ Sonnet and, so, yes, it is ‘Goodbye!’ For many of us at the Summit, we have fur kids at home who have more than likely been looking through the window (see picture), eagerly awaiting our coming home to say ‘Hello!’ No more worries, fur kids, for we are saying ‘Goodbye!’ TODAY and coming home to you TODAY to say ‘Hello!’ We here at the Summit will also be coming home to ALL our loved ones TODAY to say ‘Hello!’ I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Rainbow Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith an my belief are lacking.” Amen.”

(God’s VERY 4TH and VERY LAST “Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in welcoming all my “Goodbye!” to say “Hello!” to my Jesus this daily leavened [“Hello, Jesus!”] bread.)

In your “Goodbye!” there is always “Hello!”

You’re leaving can mean you are arriving.

It’s God closes a door, opens window.

It’s God staying with you through your thriving.

In my “Goodbye!” there is always “Hello!”

There’s leaving should have been left long ago.

It’s God closes a door, opens window.

It’s God loving me through my “sloppy sow.”

“At every “Goodbye!” there’s ME at “Hello!”

waves Jesus. “Celebrate ME, your Window.

You crawl not nor jump out of ME, Window.

NO! You take flight and soar with ME, Rainbow.”

In our “Hello!” God is our “Magnify!”

Increase HIM, as we Celebrate “Goodbye!”

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ‘MAGNIFY’: Amplify, Beautify, Certify, Dignify, Fortify, Glorify, Gratify, Justify, Multiply, Mystify, Purify, Signify, Verify, etc.

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CELEBRATE G.A.P.!

“Father God, thank You that through Your Son and our Savior And Deliverer Jesus Christ, You mend our G.A.P.! God. Always. Present.! God. Always. Power.! God. Always. Patient.! And, YES! God. Always. Person.! Father God through Jesus Christ is NOT a Person far away from us, so distant and so poised as to not desiring to help us. And, NO! God. Always. Present. Power. Patient.! Of course, we will feel unpleasant, hurt each hour, discontent, ‘I’m’patient, and we may even worsen or be in a downswing. And, YES! And, NO! God. Always. Pleasant.! God heals our hurts each hour.! God takes our discontent and our ‘I’m’patient and gives us contentment in any AND all circumstances and God. Always. Patient.! When we even worsen or we be in a downswing, it’s in the waiting that there is the Welcoming of our Lord Jesus! ‘Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD’ (Psalm 27:1). ‘But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint’ (Isaiah 40:31). On a more personal note, this VERY THIRD God “Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnet was inspired by a talk yesterday at the CR Summit entitled, “Mending the Gap,” by Cheryl Luke. And on an even more personal note, I sure would love to get to know all the nonhuman animals at Bluebird Gap Farm (picture). Nothing like God’s nonhuman animals to mend my G.A.P. of knowing God’s Calling on and Purpose of my life, i.e., to extend love, compassion and mercy to God’s humans AND nonhuman animals (BOTH)! I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and King Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s VERY THIRD ‘Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in Celebrate G.A.P. this daily leavened [Jesus Mends!] bread.”)

You Celebrate G.A.P.! God. Always. Present.!

You Celebrate G.A.P.! God. Always. Power.!

He mends your G.A.P. when you are unpleasant.

He mends your G.A.P. when you are hurt each hour.

I Celebrate G.A.P.! God. Always. Present.!

I Celebrate G.A.P.! God. Always. Patient.!

He mends my G.A.P. when I am discontent.

He mends my G.A.P. when I am “I’m”patient.

“YES! I mend the G.A.P.! God. Always. Person.!”

says Jesus. “Mend G.A.P. is Celebrate King!

God. Always. To. Help. You. When. You. Worsen.!

God. Always. To. Help. You. When. You. Downswing.!

Is it time to put on our “mending cap?”

It’s Time that we mend Love! Celebrate G.A.P.!

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CELEBRATE CHRIST CONNECTION!

“Father God, thank You that we ALL can celebrate Christ Connection! Afforded to us ALL, people and animals, for ALL time, forever more, to the very end of the age. When there’s shame, there is resignation and deprivation which are disconnection. We hold onto our shame, thinking it is ours to hold, and yet Your Word, Father God, says: ‘There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit’ (Romans 8:1 [KJV]). That means when there’s shame, resignation and deprivation which are disconnection, we have to ask Jesus to help us depart from these! That means we cannot celebrate after the flesh/ego (OF the world) but only celebrate after the Spirit/Jesus (IN the world). We disconnect from the world, as Jesus taught us: They are not OF the world, even as I am not OF it’ (John 17:16). Help us ALL, Father God, to have that Jesus Sensation and Jesus Foundation (BOTH). On a more personal note, thank You, Father God, for this VERY SECOND sonnet from the Celebrate Recovery Summit and, in particular, the Summit talk yesterday from Rodney Holmstrom on “Celebrating Connection” that inspired this sonnet. ‘ALL Things hold Together” when we are ALL held Together in the One Body of Jesus Christ, in which we are ALL members of that One Body. Who do we reassign and connect to? You guessed it! Who made us BE! Jesus Christ!!!! Celebrate Christ Connection TODAY! I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Celebrated Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s VERY SECOND “Celebrate Recovery Summit” sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in making [and celebrating] Christ Connection this daily leavened bread.”)

When there’s shame, there’s you at resignation.

When there’s resignation, disconnection.

Reassign you for Jesus Sensation.

Disconnect the world for Christ Connection.

When there’s shame, there’s me at deprivation.

When there’s deprivation, disconnection.

Deprive no one your Jesus Foundation.

Disconnect the world for Christ Connection.

“Make Connections by celebrating ME!”

says Jesus. “Celebrate Who made you BE.

Drop resignation! Reassign Who? ME!

Drop deprivation. Connect to Who? ME!”

It all comes down to an introspection.

Inspect HIM! Celebrate Christ Connection!

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CELEBRATE COMPASSION!

“Father God, thank You that we can celebrate compassion through HIM, Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. When we celebrate compassion for THEM, we are celebrating compassion for HIM! And “THEM” is inclusive of BOTH people AND animals, as Your Word tells us: ‘Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD’ (Psalm 36:6 [NLT]). Who God made BOTH and ALL of us to be is a cause to celebrate compassion. Even when we are in the shutting down or in the lowest down, HE is of Highest Fashion. HE is the very UP we SEE when we are down. Even when we feel we are quarry (one who is sought or pursued; prey) and even when we are of wraith (an insubstantial form or semblance; shadow), we celebrate compassion for ALL because HE celebrates compassion for US! On a more personal note, this is my VERY FIRST God “Celebrate Recovery Summit” Sonnet! As I embark on my personal ministry of CELEBRATE COMPASSION with Creation Care Church (CCC), I will be immensely blessed to be at the Celebrate Recovery Summit in Dallas the next three days to gain God’s Wisdom AND Understanding (BOTH) for this personal ministry with CCC. May I be blessed, Father God through Jesus Christ, these next three days and trust COMPLETELY in YOU for everything I might need for this personal ministry. Grant me YOUR Wisdom AND Understanding (BOTH) and NOT my own wisdom and understanding which is skewed (“askewed”) and beneath YOU, for ‘God’s Knowledge is Too Wonderful for me, Too Great for me to understand!’ (Psalm 139:6 [NLT]). I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Highest Fashion Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s VERY FIRST “Celebrate Recovery Summit” sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in celebrating compassion for ALL through HIM this daily leavened bread.”)

You celebrate you in all your glory.

You celebrate who God made you to be.

Celebrate compassion for you, quarry.

You will be attacked! Celebrate Who’s HE!

I celebrate me of littlest faith.

I celebrate who God made me to be.

Celebrate compassion for me of wraith.

I am “hunt haunted.” Celebrate Who’s HE!

“Celebrate Compassion for you and ME,”

says Jesus. “Celebrate Compassion for THEM.

In the shutting down, there is UP you SEE.

In the lowest down, there is UP in ‘HIM.'”

Trusting in HIM is of Highest Fashion.

Loving ALL is Celebrate Compassion!

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