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25 Sep 2019 23:43 - 26 Sep 2019 16:54 #343911 by Carlos.Martinez3
Self explanatory.
Im gunna post things and links and messages thoughts - kinna like a cork board to just post things and keep organization flowing. I’m gunna be using this to post pastor things n such. Ain’t got a place for it so ima try this. Who knows - might work may not .
Feel free to read but it will be locked after each post so it’s not intended for direct chat as much as I want it for review and reminder and such.
I’ll post sermons questions links stuff like that. I use my meditation journal but that’s located in the Knights forum with limited access. Here it open and public and private.


Here we go

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26 Sep 2019 16:42 #343932 by Carlos.Martinez3
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My hope is always for tomorrow. I love being pastor here. I’ll tell ya why. The people. This position is not for the meek. Just imagine - a Pastor position normally has its ups downs - it’s a calling more than anything really - if it don’t fit - chances are it won’t fit. It will be obvious right ? So , it’s those that reach - that reach back. If spirituality is the clergy side then the reach out and the reach back is that spiritual connection. Do we douse the few spark for all the wet towels? Do we allow unbalance or do we accept it? Do I? I’m the accepting type. I tolerate little in real life. Don’t get me wrong / tolerance vs. acceptance is a huge thing in the real world. Here too. I notice things that are constant. I think we all do. What to do with them - ahhh that’s the big questions.
I often tell myself - right now what’s up. Look around and see what’s present - some would say live in the now - there’s a whole slew of ways to say the exact same thing. I met a old lady who used to say when she was having an unbalanced day she would thank her Jesus for everything in her house individually - till she felt grateful.
What a great thing to do. Just start identifying what’s really present and be thank full. What a concept. Till I remembered! Till something changed inside - not others but in me. Thank you for letting me serve you Temple. It’s in the seek - the journey - the connections where I grow. Mahalo my Temple - I fell in love with y’all today - again.

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02 Oct 2019 15:30 - 14 Oct 2019 15:25 #344043 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I would love one day to have a definition ... a still growing definition, of our faith. As a Pastor, I understand and try to apply the “round table” method as often as possible- it’s good for me and I love to hear the group think with each other rather than attack. Who doesn’t. The idea is to find different definitions of our faith from actual - application. Real people real practice. Real definitions from the actual source. You That’s gunna be a hard find as well as a hard seek... but so far truthfully - I got 3 so now is a good time to pin it somewhere and here is the proper place for them. I’ll keep a eye out for em! I’m not looking for direct - jediism verbatim type of thing-this is this or that is that ... I would love a thousand definitions of the same faith to bring every day... ya know - learning what the Force is and the Force of others ... I think that would make the Force I call Force - grow. Hmmmm


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“Its your personal experience that proves or disproves the efficacy of a protocol. Research should absolutely help inform us but its not supposed to be a substitute to personal and practical experience and judgment, especially in areas where there still isn't very much research thats even been conducted to begin with” obi1.
www.templeofthejediorder.org/forum/Healt...ower?start=60#344404

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12 Oct 2019 19:29 #344328 by Carlos.Martinez3
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People don’t come to the temple in masses. I didn’t - People don’t come to the temple in herds. I didn’t - People come to the temple as individuals. I did. Shouldn’t that reflect our doctrine? Shouldn’t it be as applicable and as vast as the actual individual itself? Things to ponder - things my wife yells at me while eating a whopper with me - Gotta love her! I do! How - that’s the better question today. How do I apply ! That’s what it’s all about - how do I apply what I have found or learned. Today’s a good day to be a modern day Jeddist.

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13 Oct 2019 14:42 - 13 Oct 2019 14:55 #344356 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I’m not a stick in the mud. Sometimes there has to be moments where there’s a need to stand tall. Having that option is not easy and not as easy to stand on either. Funny thing - from just talking and making the effort in the past as just me - Carlos - now ... those connections are paying off. At least they are present , not sure if paying off is the right term. They help at least. The part I stand on is the part I took time to introduce and wait and “hassled” others for info and time and effort. Now as pastor here I can stand in the fact I’ve spoken and dealt with a few things ... at least I can bring that to the table of experience. Truthfully any one can do what I do. I’m not special but I am willing ... I think it’s the willingness after time that people respond to. The reach back. Clergy reaching back - boom!


There are many more yes s - than no s as a modern day Jeddist. Wish I could shine and show em all but as the good book says with things like this and change- it’s better to shine not blind -
A Jeddist book of change ... soon to be posted on the forum
58.
Sharp can become wily and un content. Dark - light- bad leans on good good on bad, good hides bad ,dark hides light , does it have an end? Is there a standard, definition? All exist in equal amounts, everything. Constant perplexity and uncertainty can and does exist.
The idea
Take not hurt / remove not harm.
Turn without disfigurement/ carve not deface.
Lead without divide / guide not lord.
Show, not blind / add not weigh
This is a big one for Jeddist today.

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