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Today is June 7, 2015, so much has happened in the years since my last update here. On February 28,2014 I suffered a Heart Attack. Probably one of scariest events of my life but deeply grateful that the Lord has spared me. So because of Him I am here today and able to give Him praise. We are enjoying the warm months of summer here in Georgia as we watch the spring like weather fade. I hope all are enjoying the blessings of our great God!

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"For I know my thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will harken unto you. And ye shall seek me and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Barbara Carlan is a self taught artist living in the southeast. She was born in Washington D.C., was primarily raised in the panhandle of Florida and traveled all over southeastern United States and parts of Washington state as a child of the military. Barbara from an early age showed a passionate interest in art. She began painting and writing poetry in the late 1980's. Now that her life is free from the responsibilities of parenting and the necessary demands of having a growing family, she's able to pursue her true passions, painting, writing, photography and sewing. Barbara has discovered through art that life with it's complexities can find a sweet fragrance of release through the creative process.

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Truth and Freedom"

On this "Fourth Of July," many Americans are wondering how the two words,"truth and freedom" equate to our present culture anymore. Never before in our history or even my life time for that matter have we doubted that these words were even applicable to our American way of life. Our's is an ever changing world and I seriously doubt there is much that most can do to prevent the further eroding of our civil liberties. In a world of change and uncertainty, the message of the Gospel of Christ is more relevant than ever before! Our present culture with all of it's mandates seeks to further enslave men by removing certain freedoms of expression through personal economic sanctions. We are told in the scripture that true freedom is found in a person not in governments or institutions of enslavement. In John 8:32 it says, "And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." The truth referenced here is the revealation of God's son, Jesus Christ! Further in the gospel of John 8:36 it states," If the Son therefore shall set you free you shall be free indeed." Christ is the liberator, who through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, sets men free from the bonds and captivity of sin. Sin is at the core of all mens difficulties in this world. The root cause of man's seperation from God and his inability to please God at any level in the flesh.
God desires a personal relationship with man, that relationship was severed when sin entered into the world through Adam. Men from that point on were essentially dead men walking, physically alive but spiritually dead, seperated from the life of God in this world and eternity. Jesus Christ is the repairer of the breach between humanity and God! Christ is calling man to repent of his sin and turn to Him through the eyes of faith and be saved! No one can give to God what He desires from you in a relationship, but you! This is truth and freedom at it's personified best! I hope you'll make the decision to live for Christ today, He's waitng to hear from You!
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

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