Philip is really not used to taking days off.… much less three in a row!!!! After the big birthday bash on 7/2… there was the actual birth-day 7/3… followed by everybody who was at Shadow Lake coming down to Morrisville to watch the big 4th of July Parade here… then every one of us heading back to Shadow Lake for a big cookout hosted by Ellen’s buddy Beverly and her husband Stewart from NH… Like I said… this lifestyle of enjoying family and friends is not normal for the Philipmeister…. 🙂
I would have loved to engage in some conversation about the stuff rattling thru my head about how God did not dictate the bible… how He did not take over the writer’s bodies/souls/spirits and do some kind of “automatic writing thingy” … but… that conversation never happened…. at least till now… I gotta say very simply that God gives each one of us free will and will never force us to do anything… much less put words in our mouths that we have no control over.
He inspires us… He speaks to our hearts… we experience Him… and in that process we learn to hear His voice… but Philip is still Philip… exactly where Philip is today… where Philip is today on his journey into God… growing and learning and changing every day… I’ve talked about all this before…. but… let me throw another word out there that God never, never, ever does… do you know this word…? it is “channeling”… and this is what it means.
“The practice of channeling — a person’s body being taken over by a spirit for the purpose of communication — has been around for millennia. There are countless stories of shamen, witch doctors, prophets and others who claim to hear voices or receive some supernatural knowledge from the spirit world. Channelers, also sometimes known as psychic mediums, often use what are called “spirit guides,” friendly spirits who give them knowledge and help them on their spiritual journeys.”
Somehow…. I don’t think I am finished talking about this… quite yet….