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Redeemed & Restored – Going Back To Church

Today’s episode of Redeemed & Restored is entitled Going Back to Church – Part 1.” This was such a huge step for me after more than a decade of brainwashing that any normal Bible-based Christian church was on the wide road and totally compromising their Christian faith … which meant that this church, one of the most vibrant on the plateau, would not escape God’s judgment. Now that I am actually married to that same pastor, I know full well about how he spends his Sundays … he is not a legalist who judges everyone’s every move to try to make himself feel more spiritual. What a blessing it is when we are planted in a church led by a genuine shepherd, one who feeds and protects his flock and does not use and abuse them. A place of safety where we can grow together and learn to love others as we learn to love God!

Athena Dean Holtz
Welcome, I'm Athena!

I start each day by tithing the first hour to the Lord in prayer, reading the word, doing word studies of the Text, and asking God how I can live out what I am reading. This time is usually met with meditation on devotionals that are usually written by dead guys like Oswald Chambers, CS Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, and Andrew Murray.

Right now, I’m reading a daily devotional with a friend called Tozer on the Almighty God for my focus for the day. It's fun to see individually what pulls us in to spur one another on to good deeds!

The Bible is filled with action steps to walk out in practical and intentional ways. This sets my day in motion to walk it out! I hope this is your heart, too.

Consider this a personal invitation to join me in this journey!

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