The First Church of The Living Dead

T.F.C.O.T.L.D. Community Page

  Local meetings Now Every 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm, starting in May 2008 at Wake The Dead Cafe 1210 E Eldorado St Decatur Il.. Everyone’s welcome.

Upcoming Ministry Events – See What Is Coming up locally and internationally for TFCOTLD ministries.

  The Gathering Forum – Forum of TFCOTLD ..
For Prayer and General discussion -lets encourage each other and stand together!
   
    World Changers  -What Can I Do to Make A Difference in the world?

Prayer – -Prayer and testimonies as well as ministry prayer needs.

         Living Dead by the Day – A Journal of Faith with Tiavi. Also check out my messages on the Pulpit Page.

leaders leading others from the heart of God  to the feet of the hurting..

   Stones – Messages from Gathering meetings   View Archives
        
     Poetry – Inspirational Prose

      Links – Links to More Great Sites

about us

“it is no longer I that live but Christ that lives within me” Galatians 2:20
who are we ? we are a small group of revolutionaries who love Jesus and would like to share our hope with others. we believe that the church is the people and not the four walls that they meet in. we know that God loves us all the same and yet very few really know God’s love. it is our desire for all to know the exceeding depths of His great love. HE is not willing that one should perish but that all would live eternally with HIM! He doesn’t care what you’ve done he doesn’t care where you’ve been he only cares about you his precious one and longs for you to believe in him as he believes in you.
we do not desire to follow the herd mentality of this generation of relativism. we do not desire to be politically correct. we don’t desire to speak of ourselves. we desire to be God’s mouth piece and let Him speak through us no matter the price! going where others fear to tread – leading millions thru the cross of Christ into the Holy of Holies (the secret place-the presence of God). beyond religion into relationship – bringing life to those who are dead and death to those who are alive. raising an army of violent compassion – warriors who will take their place and storm the gates of hell and recovering the treasures of darkness (the precious lost souls that Jesus weeps for). were calling on spiritual revolutionaries everywhere to join us in this fight against the forces of darkness .this is not for the faint of heart only for those who are serious – willing to pay the price – count the cost and never give up – hope beyond hope – see beyond sight – believe beyond belief – stand till all is fallen – dying so that others might live – burning with a compassion for others that drives us to birth God’s unseen reality into this seen realm – to be a channel for Jesus to flow through to touch the hurting – heal the sick, raise the dead and open blind eyes – faith working by love – we are not of those who turn back. we never give up we never give in we stand till the end we are the army that carries out His word.

Vision Statement

God has called us to the outcasts and the un-reached. We aim to reach the underground/subcultures and those who feel they don’t fit in anywhere. We believe God wants to mightily use everyone including the people who have been made to feel useless to change the world for His glory. We are servants of Jesus Christ who love the “unlovely” and want to see the greatness and destiny of God within brought out through the power of His Spirit. The world may see desolate dry ground but we see flowers ready and waiting to come forth.

To give hope to those who have lost it, awaken those who have drifted to sleep and bring Jesus to those who the world and some in the Church may consider nothing. God desires to tell each one that they are His everything.

To raise spiritual leaders inspiriting them to live a life of destiny and purpose who will in turn raise others inspiring and bringing forth destinies around the world.

located @ 1210 E Eldorado st. Decatur Illinois

Wake The Dead Café is a ministry outreach of:
The First Church of The Living Dead
1210 E Eldorado – PO Box 3413 – Decatur, IL 62524

It  is our local music venue / coffee shop and out reach which includes bible studies and events.

Our vision is to provide a venue for progressive and alternative musical, artistic, and poetic expression. A place where both youth and young at heart can gather in an artistic and social atmosphere without judgement, fear, or prejudice.

Our purpose is reaching the “outcasts”, sharing the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, opening the door of hope to the hopeless, awakening sleeping hearts and minds from the death grip of bondage, proclaiming liberty to the captive, and shining the light of Christ into darkness.

Dear Friends,

     TFCOTLD needs you. We need anyone who can donate towards Putting together some powerful ministry events in 2008. Any financial help is greatly appreciated. We Are Not supported financially by any other ministries or local churches. we are supported solely by our concerts and your donations. We are a 501(c) non profit organization, your donation to our vision is appreciated and tax deductible. We Need your Support to keep the outreach going. If you believe in this Ministry and our vision of reaching “outcasts” for Christ and sharing with them His unconditional love. Bringing Hope to The Hopeless and seeing lives set free from the bondages of the evil one then please support us with your donations.
      
           It is going to be an awesome year, God is going to move people and we want you to be a part of it. we are looking to put together some awesome evangelistic events that will reach the underground as well as the whole community; including outdoor free events with music and food for the whole neighborhood.
       If you believe in this ministry we need you to get involved. Help us turn hearts to Jesus and raise up more in the ranks of this love revolution. We are ready to Wake The Dead and crush satans head. He is under our feet!

Make check payable to The First Church Of The Living Dead

P.O. box 3413 Decatur Il 62524

Thanks you, so much love, and God bless,
Tiavi

T.F.C.O.T.L.D. Ministries Calendar

We are excited about what Jesus wants to do this year, and we are dedicated to bringing His Presence, His Power, His Word, and of course His Love wherever we go, and we expect to see thousands touched this year by the Glory of God and His precious Holy Spirit. We believe God is opening doors for ministry opportunities all over the world.

Partner with us

We welcome those who would like to help us in this great quest to take Jesus to the world; to go after the lost sheep with the love of Christ; to awaken the mighty; to raise up revolutionaries for Christ.

We are Dedicated to ministry to the outcasts and the Goth culture, but we want you to know we will come to your church. We want to see unity in the body of Christ, no matter how you dress, no matter your denomination, or age. We will Go Anywhere The Holy Spirit Leads us. From The streets, to the bars, to the churches. We will continue to carry His love to the deepest parts of the darkest hearts, sometimes that is in the four walls of the church.

So if you are interested in having us speak in your area, or minister at your church, or at your event please contact us.

2008

January

  • Gathering Meetings ;6th , 13th , 20th , 27th  7pm
  • Rented Concerts at Wake ; 19th , 26th  7pm
  • Jan Prayer Meetings/direction for the year; 11th ,18th , 25th  8pm

February

  • Gathering Meetings ;3rd, 10th , 24th  7pm
  • Rented Concerts at Wake ; 17th , 23rd 7pm
  • Wake benefit show; 8th 7pm including messiahs misfits rob and millie
  • School Of The Spirit training time with Larry; 10th , 11th  7pm
    As well as evangelistic training with missionaries Rob And Millie
    10;11th 7 pm
  • Feb 15th show Including  Decomatize (christian goth industrial) ,Icon For Hire

March

  • Gathering Meetings 2nd ; 16th; 23rd ; 30th
  • Spirit Child show in Iowa sun 16th cancelled
  • Wake Show Rentals 4th; 9th

April

  • Wake rentals 5th ; 6th; 26th
  • wake rental on 6th and 26th includes Spirit Child

TFCOTLD is a Non Profit 501c ministry
We Need your Support to keep the outreach going…If you believe in this Ministry and our vision of reaching “outcasts” for Christ and sharing with them His unconditional love. Bringing Hope to The Hopeless and seeing lives set free from the bondages of the evil one then please support us with your donations..
via paypal or by mail

T.F.C.O.T.L.D.
P.O. box 3413 Decatur Il 62524

Make check payable to The First Church Of The Living Dead
God Bless you , The Staff
(tax write offs are available)

“VIVIFY”
Our Monthly Ministry Event
What is it:
We are very excited about this. God is moving us in new directions and brining it all together. This will be a day of ministry which will include raising leaders, training for ministry, and then hands on at an all day concert /event. Killing two birds with one stone. God is is leading us more into raising up others to live their God given destiny and this will be an effective step in that direction. People are invited to come and participate. You must attend the leadership/ministry training meeting to help at the event.
Our second VIVIFY will take place April 28th and feature Flat Foot 56 and FBS as well as many other bands. Ministry event Speakers will be Pastor Don Fisher of Joy Community Church, and Tiavi From TFCOTLD ministries.

How Can I Help
Also I am mentioning it here on the donation page because . We are wanting to make this a free event eventually so your support is needed to make it effective. We are endeavoring to raise money to pay the bands, speakers, etc. through donations. As we do, we can make the concert/event admission cheaper and eventually free. Also we are looking for donations of, and for, food and drinks (pop, coffee, etc) for trainees attendees and bands. We are looking for donations of, and for, bibles, and we would like to purchase an inspiring book to give to new believers as well. we will also need supplies for trainees. We will eventually be making training manuals they can take home. We will also be working on getting a lodging area ready for those who can’t afford a hotel.
We are excited by what God is doing with this first phase. Thank you for your support, thank you for helping us to raise up leaders in “underground” ministry and birth destinies around the world!

Speaking Engagements
This year God is very strongly leading us to pursue raising leaders. As a result, in addition to our other ministry events and music ministry, we will be doing speaking engagements mainly focusing on encouraging people to live their God given destinies, to use their life to make a difference, to no longer let the world change them, but to be a world changer.
Our First speaking engagement will be At Cornerstone Festival  07 in Bushnell Il at the asylum tent (goth tent). Time and day to be announced. We are in need of funds to get a team there as we will have to pay our way in and for food and lodging.
If you are interested in us speaking in your area, contact us.


Other Needs
Current needs besides finances include: Computers/ laptops (new models that can handle video, music, web design, etc. as well as software. Sound equipment, including mic stands, cables, and mics for voices, instruments, and drums (bands very. Pool tables, foosball tables, and video games. Upcoming bills include monthly power bills for our building,  as well as repairs on the building. And funding for our different outreaches.

Upcoming bills include: Keeping  Power on in our coffee shop area, and concert area. Remodeling parts of the building, including fixing the roof that leaks bad, and the front of the building which was hit by a car Christmas eve, and making other areas usable  for ministry activities, including the basment which will make a nice game room with the pool tables and video games.

Some of our Outreaches include our  cafe and music venue, Wake The Dead, As well as our Church meetings we call The Gathering.

Also our music group Spirit Child, which takes a traveling drama team along to convey the message of Christ and His love, and THIS YEAR 2008, we are planning speaking engagements as well l.

At the onset of this ministry the Holy Spirit told us to take the church to the people, because the people are the church, and since then it has been our goal to accomplish this task by all and any means. We are not ones to sit still but we are always doing what we can do now with what we have now.


Every day is a walk of Faith and another Great Adventure awaiting us in Christ, never a dull moment!
T.F.C.O.T.L.D. MINISTRY TOUR
has begun and we are in need of your support. THis year we are planning Speaking Engagements and music Dates. If you Are interested in booking us for either please contact us. God has commissioned us to take the church to the people because the people are the church .So in heed to the call we are stating a tour. We are looking for dates we can work with whatever.. take the whole show or be an opener as well as speaking engagements.. we will work with the time frame you give us. (contact us for booking) . We are also in need of Financial donations for this as we do not want to be an excessive burden on people brining us to there area. So any support on this would be extremely awesome. We are in this only to follow Jesus to the feet of the hurting and to bring his love deliverance and life to a world in desperate need.
        HE is Gathering The Outcasts and Healing the hearts of the broken !
God Bless you for being a part.

T.F.C.O.T.L.D. MINISTRY TOUR
Current dates: tba

Thank you so much for Believing in us and our mission of believing in others and raising them up to be men and women of passion, purpose, and destiny!
Please specify if you would like you donation to go for a certain thing.
Any financial help is greatly appreciated ! Note: We Are Not supported financially by any other ministries or local churches.. we are supported solely by our concerts and your donations.
  
We have also started an underground zine, The Unscene Zine, music, fashion, art, poetry, comics, and more.

Also visit our merch page . All payments go to further the ministry       
      TFCOTLD MERCH

-A Few Good Men-

The Gathering Jan-11-2003
God does not measure strength by numbers, he measures it by your ability to inflict damage on the enemy position.

If we can just get a few of you to gaze into this mirror called God’s word, and grasp a hold of who you truly are; the cities, the countries, the world would be turned upside down!

It doesn’t take an army to change history, it takes one-man or woman following God’s plan—an Abraham, a Moses, an Esther, a Mary.

Demons have plotted from your birth to keep you from the truth, woven a web of lies to entangle you, dreading the day you ever gaze into the book, and believe it, and take your place as as a son of power, no longer a mere man, but God’s superman, no longer limited to this skin, but the real you, the spirit child released within.


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Oh beautiful tree and the blood that dripped from thee –
from the veins of God you must be –
for one to love so to die for his enemies on a torture tree
ripped into pieces at Calvary…

Remember the price our precious Lord paid to to purchase
for us immortality….
to return us to His side and make this whore His bride –
before man He even formed or the foundations of this world
He did lay – He knew what would happen and the price He
must one day pay –

Drink of the blood of the immortal Son
the only true pattern of the Ancient One
in whose image you were, are not, and will become
spirit – reborn
soul – renewed
and life transformed

The under-lords could not stop Him
the under worlds …He they could not hold
unfathomable – His love unrestrainable
for you drove Him from the brightest of light
to the deepest darkest pit…
from the arms of eternity to the raging filth of sin…
Ripped, bleeding, torn pieces of flesh
He lost so you could win – died so you can live
became all that you are to restore you to I AM
He took your place so that you can take His…

It is finished – the veil was torn – Christ arose-
Now death can hold you no more….
Enter the door and become a son…
Restored to the image of the Immortal One….

-tiavi-

The First Church Of The Living Dead


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hello, I just want to encourage you .You were born for this time and God can and will use you if you will be a willing yielded vessel. I encourage you to drown yourself in His word let your mind become renewed to His truths .No longer letting the devil use your mind and keep you bound to his lies but let your mind be a tool for the Glory Of God. He want to give you dreams and visions as He pours out his spirit on you .As you believe and speak theses things out that he wants to do you will see the glory of God in your life…Jesus will be able to live through you .Now is the time give your life to Jesus trust Him Be filled with the Holy Spirit and you can change the world. I tell you the impossible is possible if you will only believe .you will See miracles by your hand through the power of the Holy Spirit in you. You are Jesus in the earth today…As the father sent HIm He sends you and he gives you his glory and promises the miracles he did you will do greater. Why Because he is the same yesterday today and forever He was moved by compassion then and he is today. The bible says he is in heaven and is still touched with the feelings of our infirmities ..he knows our suffering he knows our struggles and he still longs to heal and set free all who are oppressed by the devil and he does it through you through me ..we must stop tying back his hands stopping his feet ..come on let him out…Burn with what he burns for weep for what he weeps .Be moved with compassion. It starts with spending time in his presence. Find out who he is and you will know who you are…If you will arise and walk through the gate i promise you the adventure will be great in 2008!
Love you guys , tiavi

also spend time reading about men and women who have lived a life of destiny an changed the world like Mother Theresa who wasnt willing to live a comfortable life while others suffered but answered the call of Jesus no matter how difficult ;like those who died to bring us a copy of the word of God like Willliam Tyndale and others ; like Martin Luther and Martin Luther king who stood up to bring need change no matter the threat to their own lives ;like Joan Of Ark who was dedicated to following the will of God for her life no matter what the cost… to name a few…..


Ephesians 2:10 shows us that God has planned things for us to accomplish in and through Christ. Christ freed us so that we can bring Freedom.

Ephesians 2:9-10
9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

You are Gods Masterpiece and He has Destined you to be a World Changer

World Changers Arise
No Longer let the world change you ..Be a World Changer !
Seeds From The Trees ! Destinies Come Forth..
Hello there, It is our Desire to encourage you to be all God has created you to be and to use your limited time here in the dimension of time to make a difference. Do things that an eternal value. God has been speaking to us and encouraging us in this area. We have spread the message that God loves you as you are .He doesn’t care how you dress what style of clothes or music you like. He is interested in changing your heart and not your wardrobe. etc…But Now we feel the Spirit is telling us to take it to another level…Now that we know God loves us and Jesus died for us now what ..How can we use our lives to make a difference? Glad you asked !..We will have ministry opportunities available through our ministry but one ministry cannot do it all and it is our desire to promote unity in the Body of Christ .SO this page will be a list those who want to be a world changer but aren’t sure where to get involved can come and see ways they can get involved in being a World Changer.
Its time we stop talking and complaining and BE WHAT WE WANT TO SEE! Time for The Seeds to become TREES ! Is chapter 61 “They shall be called trees of righteousness the planting of the Lord.”

Often we fell we are just one person what can we do?
Yes One Person can Make a Difference . Study History . Read The Bible. It always seems to be one man or women who takes a stand and decides to make a difference and live their God given destiny .You can and will make a difference to, if you decide to be a Son Of God led by the Spirit of God. Today cry out God tell Him you want to do more than talk and complain. You want to be the solution and not the problem. Say ,”Here am I send me .I’m Done with my selfish agendas . Jesus I want to do all that is in your heart and Mind. Lead me today Holy Spirit.. Please fill me with your power and your love i want to be a world changer!
Welcome to an exciting Journey Of faith and adventure!
Here are some ministry links and ideas to get you started!


GET INVOLVED
T.F.C.O.T.L.D. Ministries: Monthly leadership / ministry training and hands on concert weekend event…
This will be a monthly ministry and training opportunity. You will Learn Christ like leadership Principles and subculture ministry training as well as be able to put it to use Hands ON .Contact us if your are intrested in attending.
We also need people with a heart for outcasts of all kinds to be involved in our drama team and local concert coffee shop out reach short or long term.
We also are always in need of ministry focused bands/speakers etc. for our local venue outreach.
Email us

TFCOTLD MINISTRIES
In The Coming Year we Will be GOing Full Force And be looking For people who share our Beliefs And Want to Serve And Reach The World For Jesus.
We ARe Looking For individuals Wanting to be involved in Creative ministry outreach Around the World including but not limited to Theater Troop (including costume making acting dancing Props etc.}, Ministry Focused Bands or musicians , Film , Web Upkeep , Coffee Shop Workers, Concert event Workers…I fYou Have Intrest and want to learn More Contact us. We Are Only Looking For people with The Same Vision An Heart As Us .

HELP US
Also t.f.c.o.t.l.d. is wanting to began a Missions Program.We would like to have mission opportunities for people that come to our shows, coffee shop and events to get involved in all over the world and make a difference and experience first hand what it is like in other parts of the world.

If you have any ideas, connections or just want to be a part please EMAIL US

The Voice Of The Martyrs
A ministry to the persecuted church around the world.
This is a ministry that we have been involved with since our beginning in 1997.
You can get involved easily by sending letters to persecuted Christians in other countries. Sending them blankets bibles clothes etc.. EVEN if you have a job that doesn’t allow you a whole lot of time you can make a difference to.
LINK: http://www.persecution.com/


These Guys Are Awesome .Anyway you can get involved with them believe me you will be making a difference in the world .Whether its financially , having them come to your event or working with them. They Are World Changers In Action.

Rock For Life
Rock For Life Is another Revolutionary Ministry You can get involved in…
Check Out Their Action Page that says what you can do to GET INVOLVED…Including starting or joining a local chapter…

Steiger International Ministries
Check This one Out .they Have inspiring books you can download an read as well as a training school where they will be equipping people and sending them out to places all over the Globe to be world Changers !
And The ministry School will be Held in New Zealand …!!
This is defiantly one for musicians , artists web designers…etc. creative people who are ready to give it all for Jesus and Go where the Holy Spirit Leads…Also Check out their band No Longer Music.


THE ASYLUM

The Asylum is annual event held at the Cornerstone Festival directed to the goth subculture. They are looking for volunteers and well as donations. They Host A tent That includes concerts Ministry Speakers and Encourages Friendship An community.


YWAM

YOUTH WITH A MISSION is an international movement of Christians working to help make a difference in a needy world. Founded in 1960, it is now one of the largest interdenominational Christian ministries, with 11,000 volunteer staff based in nearly 650 locations in over 130 countries.
In addition, tens of thousands more people from scores of nations are involved on a short-term basis each year. Coming from many different backgrounds and working in a wide range of situations, YWAMers are united in their desire to be part of changing people’s lives for the better. They have responded to “The Great Commission”–Jesus’ command to His disciples to go into all the world and tell the Good News. They believe the gospel of Jesus is not just about words, but also actions. So they share their faith through many different kinds of practical help–from agricultural training to running medical clinics–as well as telling about the Christian beliefs that inspire their actions.

http://www.ywam.org


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Mother Teresa
06/09/2007
i watched a movie anbout mother teresa awhile back and was blown

away…now yesterday i got a book of hers from the library and i am

very excited about it…she is right on and saying many of the same

things God is speaking to me…let me give you a few quoutes from her

book…
the book is called no greater love and i encourage to get it and read

it over and over untill you are living it…here are a few qutes and i

will give you a few more later………pg 45…”Do not be surprissed

or preoccuiped at each others failure; Rather see and find the good in

each other for each one of us is created in the image of God

…”……
from page 12…” we are called to love the world And God loved the

world so much that He gave Jesus.Today He loves the world so much that

He gives you and me to be His love, His compassion and His

prescence…”…..
from page 81 …the words of Jesus,”Love one another as i have loved

you.”(John 15:12) must be not only a light for us but a flame that

consumes the self in us…”

such pwerful words there is so much good stuff in this book you have

to read it…she talks about what we do unto the least were doing to

Jesus…not just the nice least but the worst of the worst ..the ones

that are hard to love she calls them the spritualy poorest…we must

see Jesus in them and know what we are doing to them were doing to

him…no matter how they act towards us….she calls it Jesus’

distessing disguise…..She says we are called to love and be

loved…..and you know that is our destiny in a nut shell that is the

Gospel that is the fullflilmet of the law…to love one

another….wow…ok i will give you more qutes from here later in the

next post…but read this book and watch the movie…be inspired by

other who have lived a life 0f purpose and dest

Mother Teresa -post one
06/09/2007
i watched a movie anbout mother teresa awhile back and was blown

away…now yesterday i got a book of hers from the library and i am

very excited about it…she is right on and saying many of the same

things God is speaking to me…let me give you a few quoutes from her

book…
the book is called no greater love and i encourage to get it and read

it over and over untill you are living it…here are a few qutes and i

will give you a few more later………pg 45…”Do not be surprissed

or preoccuiped at each others failure; Rather see and find the good in

each other for each one of us is created in the image of God …”……
from page 12…” we are called to love the world And God loved the

world so much that He gave Jesus.Today He loves the world so much that

He gives you and me to be His love, His compassion and His

prescence…”…..
from page 81 …the words of Jesus,”Love one another as i have loved

you.”(John 15:12) must be not only a light for us but a flame that consumes the self

in us…”

such pwerful words there is so much good stuff in this book you have

to read it…she talks about what we do unto the least were doing to

Jesus…not just the nice least but the worst of the worst ..the ones

that are hard to love she calls them the spritualy poorest…we must

see Jesus in them and know what we are doing to them were doing to

him…no matter how they act towards us….she calls it Jesus’

distessing disguise…..She says we are called to love and be

loved…..and you know that is our destiny in a nut shell that is

the Gospel that is the fullflilmet of the law…to love one

another….wow…ok i will give you more qutes from here later in the

next post…but read this book and watch the movie…be inspired by

other who have lived a life 0f purpose and destiny

4d in 3d!
06/09/2007
having your fourth demension in three d is what the lord was speaking to me the other night….what does that mean? well to me it means that we need the spirit realm to become more real to us more vivid…unfortunatly we believe more in this temporal realm of the seen then the unseen spirit realm but this realm was created from the spirit realm the bible says and it says that this seen realm is temperol but the unseen realm is eternal and tells to look not at the seen but the unseen…did you catch that? yes we can see the unseen ..! how? with the eyes of our spirit //like paul prayed that the eyes of our spirit would be enlightened so we may be able to see…to know our calling our destiny and his Glory available to fullfill that destiny….His Glory And life changing power is in us…i pray that our eyes will be open to it and we will not be stuck on the eyes of this realm but we would begin to see the unseen in 3d ! not just a flat painting a vague imagination …but the things of the spirit would be real and alive to us….colossians 3…set your affection your passion on things above not on things of the earth…lets see vividly the useen and get passionate about making it seen….showing others the unconditional love of Jesus and his power to heal their spirit soul and body..to give them that peace that passes natural understanding to deliver them from the tormenting demons of their past and show them in Christ they have a brand new future a hope a destiny…! for God says i know the plans i have for you not for destruvtion but for a hope and a future…!…God bless love you stay strong in Him….tiavi

Mother Teresa
06/09/2007
i watched a movie anbout mother teresa awhile back and was blown

away…now yesterday i got a book of hers from the library and i am

very excited about it…she is right on and saying many of the same

things God is speaking to me…let me give you a few quoutes from her

book…
the book is called no greater love and i encourage to get it and read

it over and over untill you are living it…here are a few qutes and i

will give you a few more later………pg 45…”Do not be surprissed

or preoccuiped at each others failure; Rather see and find the good in

each other for each one of us is created in the image of God

…”……
from page 12…” we are called to love the world And God loved the

world so much that He gave Jesus.Today He loves the world so much that

He gives you and me to be His love, His compassion and His

prescence…”…..
from page 81 …the words of Jesus,”Love one another as i have loved

you.”(John 15:12) must be not only a light for us but a flame that

consumes the self in us…”

such pwerful words there is so much good stuff in this book you have

to read it…she talks about what we do unto the least were doing to

Jesus…not just the nice least but the worst of the worst ..the ones

that are hard to love she calls them the spritualy poorest…we must

see Jesus in them and know what we are doing to them were doing to

him…no matter how they act towards us….she calls it Jesus’

distessing disguise…..She says we are called to love and be

loved…..and you know that is our destiny in a nut shell that is the

Gospel that is the fullflilmet of the law…to love one

another….wow…ok i will give you more qutes from here later in the

next post…but read this book and watch the movie…be inspired by

other who have lived a life 0f purpose and dest

Lurid Lies Of Tranquility
19/05/2007
dus the nite call in depths so deep dus the nite call to you in rythms of sleep “Come oh weary follow me down my paths of sweet trickery”.Listen not to her ancinet ryms her written ruins on tablets of mind…who dus speak the voice behind the mask she wears evil hides..sets a trap for you to fall then plays the hero, the saviour, the sirens call..Listen not oh soldier of The Divine….war is weary but His peace gaurds heart And mind..Remember this beyond all rememberance and to the whispering lies of the sucubus ..SEVERANCE…

Stand in the Strength of Christ and Live …you are seated in the heavenlies at the right hand of God with Him..”.Oh Soldier ..Oh son of light in this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer i have Overcome and in this darkest of night you are the bearer of my light…..”……
love you guys dont give up you are champions .WORLD CHANGERS REVOLUTIONARIES !!!! never forget it ! love tiavi


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I believe there is a revolution in the birth canal…God is wanting to birth something so great through us…as His warriors, his generals we mustn’t Give up ..We are the mothers of His spirit children and we mustn’t allow them to be aborted !Hold on to the dream He has given you ! don’t let go of the things He has told you.. don’t doubt the promises He has given you ! Like Paul told Timothy to war with the prophesies that had been spoken over him, so must we ..you see we must fight the good fight of faith…faith is a fight …there is an enemy that will try to get us to doubt and cause the child within us to be aborted…Shout out with all the passion of a true revolutionary in the face of all seemingly impossible odds ” I believe God! what He has promised is true ! I am who He says I am . I can do what He says I can do!

Never limit the limitless ! We mustn’t let our hearts melt ! do not get your eyes off of GOd and his ability and on to the circumstance, the problem, the obstacle, the Giant in front of you. As soon as you do you will fall to defeat.

God told the children of Israel not to be afraid that he would go before them and fight for them and give them the land he had promised but their fear of natural circumstances (aka-giants) was greater then their faith in God…10 spies brought back a report of we can’t.. God called that an evil report and it caused all of the peoples hearts to melt. they gave into discouragement and doubt. Only 2, Caleb and Joshua came back with a good report. We can ! God has promised…lets go now…the enemy will be our food…they had great confidence and boldness because their trust was in God…so must we if we want to be a part of the coming revolution…

As Caleb and Joshua we must be of a different spirit that believes beyond belief sees beyond sight… that trusts God and is totally confident in Him no matter what the natural circumstances say…we aren’t limited by the natural…we are of the realm that created this realm…children of the spirit and the Creator of all dwells within us…

Also look a the story of Elijah in…I Kings 18:21-46…He was Bold, he was confident ..he trusted God, he knew God had told him to go and call down fire from heaven to turn the hearts of the people back to Him and he new God would send it down…he didn’t doubt…so much so that when the prophets of Baal were cutting themselves and calling to their god…he made fun of them saying maybe your god is away on business…etc…we must wholly trust God like that to walk in the boldness and the confidence needed to see Gods power released through us…turning hearts to Christ… bringing hope to the hopeless.. to be his revolutionaries

But we must read on a few verses later our bold hero Elijah becomes a scardy pants. what happened? as with the children of Israel he surcome to the enemy of faith…fear and got his eyes on the natural and off the supernatural…he listened to the bad report and let his heart melt. the queen was hunting him down to kill him. How quickly he forgot the victory (that he had just called fire down from heaven) and surcome to defeat. it only takes a shifting of the eyes The devil came for his joy and he gave it up….

As I said before their is a revolution in the birth canal and as it says in Isaiah 37:3 I believe is what we are facing now, the children have come to the point of birth and there is no strength to deliver them but we mustn’t give up we must have the strength to give birth and the joy of the Lord is our strength !

We are the light of the world ..we are the salt of the earth…we are the hope to the hopeless…if the hope loses hope the world is doomed…this is the plan of the enemy…he comes to steal your joy and to kill the seed within you to stop the things of God within you from coming forth. Jesus said the cares of the world would choke out his word within you and no fruit would be brought forth to completion…(the child within you would be aborted )…
That is why we are told in I Peter 5:7 to cast our cares on Jesus for he cares for us because the enemy is prowling about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour…as David said (Psalms 118:12) the enemy is swarming me like bees waiting to sting .the enemy swarms us searching for a weak spot looking for a kink in our armour…that is why we are told in…not to let the sun go down on our wrath…to give no place to the devil. anger doubt depression will open the door to defeat. give the enemy an inch and he will surely take a mile…

Joy is not relative to our circumstance as Paul we must learn in what ever state we are in to be content. I mean look at the guy he was beaten, shipwrecked ,stoned and left for dead, went hungry, went without clothes.. etc and still he said this light momentary afflictions they are nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed in us! that is a warrior .a true revolutionary. nothing could take his joy because Jesus was his joy…as He said I count everything else as dung compared to knowing Jesus….

We must learn if every one around us is discouraged to be encouraged. As it says of David when his men wanted to kill him because the enemy had burned their towns and taken their wives…He encouraged himself in the Lord…he would say ,”bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is within in me bless His holy name..” it didn’t matter what his mind will emotions or anything else within him or around him said or felt, he was going to praise the Lord..

He new this secret, that was his success…he had to have strength and to have strength he had to keep his joy, and to keep his joy he had to stay in the presence of God…encourage himself in the Lord…God inhabits the praise of His people… in His presence is fullness of joy and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty…freedom…


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Get a Heart … Be a FATHER …

WE are living in a world drowning in an abyss of self. .I…I…I…self centered selfishness while the hurting go on hurting and many of the beat broken bruised fatherless outcasts of this world system never meet the one who came to bring them freedom , died to give them life and lives to make them his…

As christians our hearts have become Hard and our flesh not truly crucified…its not Christ living in us but a mutated monster half living and half dead…sadly the world ..peace activists, gay lesbian organizations…etc…seem to help the hurting and hungry more then the so called Christians.. how can we shut up our bowels of compassion.. we must not know Jesus like we claim to.. maybe we are content to just know about him ..ritual is sometimes easier then relationship (at least on the flesh). we conveniently ignore the knock at the door of our heart for one more flesh feeding frenzy…..

Because of the self-centeredness of our society (what I want or need comes first killing kids for convenience.. feeding the dark desires of flesh no matter who it hurts exploiting and being exploited till it is all we know and seems natural ) we are a generation of the fatherless….God is calling us who had no fathers to be fathers.. we must be what we want to see.. we can not allow our hurts to be an excuse to propagate the same hurt on the next generation..

God is longing in these last days to turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the sons to the fathers…Malachi 4:6..in order to be the fathers he needs we must have his heart for the people…to see them as he sees them.. not as our problems but his possibilities ..bringing out the greatness within…not shoving judgmental pious religious garbage (a guise to hide our hardened heart) in their face but grabbing hold of them in their filth with the loving arms of a selfless heart.. letting Jesus love them embrace them and speak to them through us.. This is the heart of a spiritual father (whether male or female)…


Jesus said I came to minister not to be ministered unto and as my disciples you must do the same.. minister means to be a servant or slave ..unfortunately many ministers today don’t know that.. they think it means to be King or to be served ..and not just his friends but Jesus served his enemies also…He washed the feet of Judas along with the other disciples, a job usually left to the servant of the house…right before Judas would betray him and Jesus already knew he would…he didn’t come for the religious he came to serve the world as he said the healthy don’t need a doctor but the sick.. he came for the broken and rejected lost sheep and was touched with the feelings of their infirmities.. (their pain was his pain – their tears where his tears and so it is today…) he longs for us to be touched with the infirmities of his people to have the heart of a father.. to go beyond the four walls of the church building and proclaim his love to the hurting..

We must have a heart as Davids who cried out “o GOd forsake me not until I have SHEWED your strength unto this generation and your power unto every one that is to come”!psalms71:18 and” in this dry and weary land where no water is let me see your power as I have seen in your sanctuary” psalms 63:1…This generation is hungry for the miraculous power of a living God and will not be satisfied with dead religion……where are the fathers who will stand against all odds who aren’t afraid to be true outcasts !

We must have a heart as Elijahs’ …he did not seek to do miracles for his glory, but to turn the heart of the people back to God I Kings 18:37….that is the heart of a spiritual father to turn the heart of the children back to God…when the heart turns to the lord the veil that has blinded them is lifted..11corinth 3:16 ..notice not when the mind turns but the heart.. Selfish religion wont reach this generation but selfless love will ! Gimmicks gags and the latest fades wont reach them but a father with the heart of the FAther can ! Revolution starts with a heart ! you see in Malachi 4:6 the heart of the fathers are turned first to the children then the children to the fathers …we must have a heart for God’s children to see them free… As Paul says in I Corinth 4:15 though you have 10,000 instructors in Christ you don’t have many fathers.. no one who truly cares for you.. willing to lay their life down to see CHrist birthed in you.. Willing to pay the price to see his power released and the captives set free.. 2 Corinthians 4:11- we who are alive are always delivered to death for Christs’ sake that his power..his life.. may be released.. made manifest.. in our mortal bodies…notice mortal bodies …that is Gods superhuman miracle working power that is to be released in and through us now on this earth in this realm. so death is working in us but life in you (dead to the world and its temporal pleasures)…v8..we are troubled…perplexed persecuted…cast down…v 15 all for your sake.. to bring more precious ones into the freedom of His grace (unmerited favor- the free gift of freedom)…2 corinthians 5:14 Love is the motivation that drives us to live the crucified life no mater the cost and see His resurrection power flow through us into the depths of the hurting ! live dead and the dead will live !

1 John 2:15 …if any man love the world ( the backwards order of satisfying self ) the love of the Father is not in him.. If we walk in the flesh we will not be walking in love and we will not have the heart of a Father..rom5 says the love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is within us. YOu see, His love is in our hearts not in our flesh.. in our inner man.. Our spirit is in fellowship with His Spirit within us.. The real us.. the reborn.. regenerated us.. so if we are to walk in love we must walk in the spirit. we will not love in the flesh. our flesh nature is selfish and love is selfless…it seeketh not its own…

I pray these words would pierce you even to the dividing of soul and spirit to the discerning of the thoughts and intents of your heart ..that God would try the reigns of your heart and see who leads you and if it isn’t His Spirit you would repent of selfishness and follow him to the feet of the hurting and be a father to the fatherless today !!

And the Lord make you to increase (excel and overflow) and abound in love one toward another, for all people , even as we do toward you: 1 thess 3:12

love, tiavi and tfcotld


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Beaten down…but not destroyed…
December 2002.. tiavi….

I so much want to encourage each one of you to never give up!
As I write this I know your struggle I can picture your faces and see your tears. I cry with you and soon will laugh with you. As Jesus my Lord said,” a pregnant woman is in great travails and anguish but when the child is born great joy” . The Psalmist says mourning may endure for the evening but joy comes in the morning.

This has been the greatest and also the worst year of my life…
Jesus promised me near the beginning of this year if I would realize it is all Him, he could take me to new level. Turning 30 this year he showed me of David Joseph even himself they all came to a new level at the age of 30. David went from being hunted to being crowned king, Joseph went from the prison to ruling in the palace and Jesus emerged forth from the wilderness with power and began his ministry.
As I grew closer to my Lord than ever it felt as if all hell broke loose against me.

All the hounds of hell
and even myself are
against me- surround
me-on me-and sometimes in me
it seems.
I don’t recognize those eyes- me it can’t be
I am on my knees begging for mercy

now I truly realize I’m nothing can only you can make nothing something so take me mold me shape me I want to be the me that you see and not what they tell me I am or should be. This monster in the mirror I can’t be! The me that you see that’s the only me I want to be !

I feel this is where many of us are as God soldiers his generals his revolutionaries… Satan desires to sift us as wheat ! But our faith will not fail and we will come forth tried and true gold refined from the fire. Trials will breed triumph and our comeback will be greater than are beginning. What was designed to be our demise will be our greatest victory as we realize our helplessness and total dependency on our Lord Jesus and run to his arms realizing the depths and heights of his awesome unconditional love and extreme ever enduring mercy. We will emerge forth as the soldiers of the greatest revolution the world has ever seen overthrowing evil freeing the hearts and minds of man. We are those who it was written of in the prophetic book of Joel “a generation the like of which there has never been and never will be again “.
The army that carries out God’s word. A fire before them and desolation behind. You see God’s word out of their mouth will be as fire burning the stumble destroying the strongholds of darkness and setting the world on fire with a passion for Jesus . Who will declare my generation? We will! This is your generation Jesus! The Christ generation ! But we are weak….Yes but in our weakness his strength is perfected -we realize our weaknesses ,submit to his strength and become stronger than any foe in the power of his might! you see we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the glory and the excellency of the power might be of God and not of us. He gets all the glory!

but I’ve been too bad! I went too far. ..No! Gods mercy is great ! it is new every morning! Endures forever! It is long suffering and his call on your life is without repentance. irrevocable.. he does not change his mind ..Remember he chose you …you didn’t choose him.. he knew what you would do and your weaknesses and still he chose you.. he still believed in you ! He sees your end from your beginning ,the author and finisher of your faith. He started it so trust him to finish. He can write a better ending than any success story you have ever seen… trust him no matter what it looks like now. That reminds me of seeing an episode of the vh1s’ driven about kid rock.. he faced many obstacles of which most people would have just given up but he didn’t! He was asked after he hit it big if he ever thought he would be in this place? he said boldly “yes everyday”! those around him speaking of his unbelievable positive attitude in the face of seemingly impossible odds said he kept saying “I’m going platinum”! well he did!

We must have the same boldness and greater confidence ,the Creator has our back ,who can stand against us?

I don’t care what you’ve done or said, it wasn’t the real you… Get up and come out swinging.. A righteous man falls seven times and gets back up seven times. I don’t feel righteous. It doesn’t matter what you look like , feel like or smell like… Jesus says you are ,so you are. God doesn’t lie. Because of Jesus’ blood you are righteous. Get up and never give up! Soldiers never quit.. rejoice in hope! The babies are in the birth canal. Let your weeping turn to tears of joy. As Paul and Silas praised God singing hymns in the dungeon at the midnight hour and all the prisoners saw them and the power of God shook the place -the chains fell from all of them and prison walls were no more! so it is in the darkest hour of your life, praise Him in your midnight hour and not only will you go free but also all those around you…

so praise Him in the midst of your pain… watch God break the chains and His glory fall ! persecuted yet not forsaken (2Corinthians 4: 9) Jesus hasn’t forgotten you! He died for you now he lives for you. He lives to ever make intercessions for you and me ,WOW !So next time evil slithers your way trying to intimidate, laugh point to Jesus and say you’ll have to go through him first.

I now have much more sympathy on all sinners! I hate the sin but now more than ever I love the sinner and really hate the sin for what it does to the sinner . This new greater compassion compels me.. drives me to want to be a light in the darkest dungeons, the deepest parts of the darkest hearts were Satan has held Gods greatest generals in the dungeons of his devices ..As Jesus was moved with compassion and miraculous healing flowed from Him also it will be with us. This great love will activate great faith and we will see great miracles! so no matter how bad now it seems or how cruel the tortures pain ..HOLD ON ! as William Wallace in Braveheart scream out with everything in you! scream” freedom”! You are a revolutionary in the greatest revolution ,in the only revolution worth living for and the only one worth dying for!

Don’t think that you are alone – we are all tempted by darkness and we must all stand together in the love and in the power of Jesus.


Charles Finney- a great man of God who brought down the fires of heaven, stirring the hearts of many in the 1800’s wrote …”You must expect very frequent and agonising conflicts with satan. Satan has very little trouble with those Christians who are not spiritual, but lukewarm, and slothful, and worldly minded. And such do not understand what is said about spiritual conflicts. Perhaps they will smile when such things are mentioned. And so the devil lets them alone. They do not disturb him, nor he them, but spiritual Christians he understands very well, are doing him a vast injury and therefore he sets himself against them. Such Christians often have terrible conflicts. They have temptations that they never thought of before; blasphemous thoughts, atheism, suggestions to do deeds of wickedness, to destroy their own lives, and the like. And if you are spiritual, you may expect these terrible conflicts.

You will have greater conflicts with yourself than you ever thought of. You will sometimes find your own corruptions making strange headway against the spirit. ” The flesh lusteth against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh”. (Gal. 5:17) Such a Christian is often thrown into consternation at the power of his own corruptions.


ARISE WARRIOR
I see and hear a great longing – groaning coming from within the cage of the flesh – beneath the skin beyond the soul – within the inner court of man- the real you – the spirit child within – hungering and thirsting for something more…
from the music I hear on the radio to the faces of despair everywhere I go burnouts looking for truth on the silver screen from Star Wars to Matrix to The Lord of the Rings – all hopelessly craving for release from the emptiness that blinds…

there is a part of us that a lover can not fulfill that money cannot fix – a hole that only grows larger as we try to fill it with the abyss – if only you could see what has been to you unseen – taste, taste and see – there is a fountain of life who fulfills all need – what 1,000 lovers could not one drink completes…

there is something that draws you to things eternal to parables of purpose – for you are a spirit – much more than a fleeting vapor in this realm which quickly passes – you were predestined with a purpose in the heart of the Ancient One before the foundations of this world – before that which is not seen created that which is…

the dragon sways faster and his lies grow thick burning at both ends hypnotic transfixed …

close your eyes and see what has been unseen – look into the mirror of the Immortal King – the first born of the dead is calling you to life – the image of who you are – destiny awaits a portal to the seen – you are a gate…

call out to the only one who’s waters do quench the desert cracks of our heart, this dry and weary land…

then you will see the dragon can not hold you – his chains will fall away when you realize the love of the Ancient One is much stronger than his hate…

arise warrior of the light in His boldness you will fight – to drive back the darkness and remove the liars veil from the face of the blind…

love will drive you into the depths of the abyss to touch the deepest hurts in the darkest pits – if you will live dead the dead will live – you will see the superhuman power of the miraculous…

believe in the name above all names in your heart do not doubt you are seated with Him in the realm of spirit – as you walk through this land of drought – no giant is to big – no lie is so loud – with your face set like flint to it you will not bow – never limit the limitless to this world you are not bound when you walk above the shadows – true freedom from this matrix you have found…..

~ tiavi ~

Hi fellow goth Christians..my name is Lauren and been “goth” for 15 years and Catholic for one..Easter will be my anniversay of baptism into the Catholic church.
I did not come from a particularly Christian family. Before I found the Church, I was into Wicca, Kaballah, Golden Dawn, and New Age. I also was briefly interested in Buddhism. After a time, that fazed out, and I began to go to mass out of curiosity. I got involved in the pre-baptism program, and here i am. Since last March, my faith and zeal for Christ has grown and grown. That doesnt mean my faith wavers. It does, but it comes back after a day! The past year, I’ve also been discerning a vocation to the religious life. Yes, I’ve felt drawn to be a contemplative nun! At this point, I feel I couldnt handle following their daily structure, so i worship and pray on my own. But I am still interested. It hasnt gone away. I am wanting to make a vow of chastity on Easter for a year. But I need to talk to an advisor.
I hope to make some friends here, we all have great things in common. Goth and lovers of Christ. The best of both worlds! God bless.

in His Wounds and Her Womb,
Lauren Dymphna Philomena Magdalene, CJM, CSD, MSHL, a/MGC

“O my Jesus, how Your little victim suffers, but how she loves You, with as much love as she has received…O Jesus, keep me always. I belong to You;give me patience and calmness in everything.”–Marthe Robin, mystic and stigmatist

“I felt two forces clashing within me, tearing my heart: the world wanted me for itself, and God called me to a new life. It would be impossible to describe this martyrdom. The mere memory of this battle that took place within me freezes the very blood in my veins . . . ” -PADRE PIO

Do you wish to cast aside all superfluous care for food and
drink? Reflect on death, that you shall soon die and that the
body which you have pampered by so great a variety of delicious
banquets shall itself become the banquet of worms. Consider well,
then for whose feast you fatten yourself and that you ought to
support the body in such a manner as not to injure the spirit. To
be well disciplined as to the use of the plainest food is a great
part of human happiness.
–Cardinal Giovanni Bona

Dear Pastor Rudow,
I located your church website from the link on the “Christian Goth” site.I felt that i needed to write you and express my appreciation for your site, and that I think it is wonderful.
In case you are wondering, no, I am not a “young person” and not a goth….but if the Goth style had been around when I was a teenager back in the 70’s I guarntee you that I would have been part of it.
Frankly, I really have an interest in Goth Christians, as after reading through several of the websites I really feel for those who have been treated poorly buy “traditional” churches because of their appearance.I am very sorry that these beautiful, young, believers have been subjected to this type of persecution.
I was very impressed by your “who We Are” statement,as I find today that there is a real lack of preaching the essence of our faith, which is the Cross.The message of the cross, which was so deeply held by the early Christians,has been largley replaced by “prosperity theology, and the “happy dappy, once your saved, everything in your life will be pleasant” sort of preaching that soinates the mainstream of Christianity these days.The early Christians knew that their salvation for eternity was secured, but they did not believe that living in this world would be easy because of that;indeed, the record of the early church fathers shows that nearly all of them endured great suffering in this world,including martyrdom in many cases,and would do so gladly rather than renounce Our Lord.
I am 41 years old, and I was raised in what is now called “the New Age”, before anyone apparently had knowledge that the lies were “new”.I went through alot of [hases in my life,having been indoctrinated into the “new Age” msyticism of my family at an early age, to a period of atheism, and then, at age 29,to Christianity, through a direct experience with the Holy Spirit, which I believ, saved my life.
Shortly after my conversion ( which was the Holy Spirit alone….he came to me in my home one night,seperate from any preaching at all),I was called to the ministry that I have been in for 11 years, which is that of direct spiritual warfare, and believ me, I have seen the worst that can come of people dabbling in the occult, in everything from Ouija Boards to Satanism.My own Christian path led me to the Anglican Church, and into a vocation in a Franciscan Religious Community.
Your music page is quite interesting,and inspiring.You don’t know how many times I have heard from parents the lament that their children are into the darker side of music, and in particular groups like “Marilyn Manson”, that carry a message in their music of death, destruction and the worship of Satan.The parents don’t like their kids listening to these bands, but the kids always insist that they are just “harmless fun”, and the parents give in and allow this type of music into their homes.Unfortunately, the music is often the first step on the road into the dark side of the Occult for the kids.I plan to share your link with som of the parents that I encounter who have kids who are into “Marliyn Manson” and others.
Thank you for your ministry.

Yours in Christ,

Sister M.Cyprian, Oblate of Saint Francis,Franciscan Order of The Divine Compassion

In answer to your question, I would be honored to be included in your gallery.I am attaching the only photo of myself that is available on the web.You may be a bit surprised when you see it, as it was taken at the annual gathering of my religious community in October,so I am in full religious garb.No, we do not wear our habits every day, just when it is appropriate, otherwise we all wear simple street clothing, with the cross that we are given at our profession over our street clothes.We are basically a community that includes members of several different churches, mainly Anglican, and Orthodox.Although we look very much like Roman Catholic brothers and sisters while in our habits,we live in our own homes,and we have both single and married members.Nearly all of the members of my community, although we may look very formal in photos,are “pond scum redeemed by Grace”….most of were pretty significant sinners in some way before Jesus found us and brought us up out of the gutter,so we don’t look down on anyone.I always tell people that the reason that Jesus called me to this type of spiritual life was because he knew I needed the discipline:-)We are not into continuing the divisions amongst believers…if you profess Christ as your Lord and Savior and live according to his teachings in the Holy Gospel, then you are my brother.Please excuse me for being so long winded,but since I am sending you a photo in my “funny clothes” I thought I owed you an explanation.
Keep up the good work.I will pray for you and those in your Goth community.

“Impunity is claimed for the wicked deeds of war; not because they are guiltless,but because they are comitted on a grand scale.The world is wet with mutual blood.”

St.Cyprian of Carthage

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