Kevin’s Inspiration Minute

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“These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that’s a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.” – Pope Francis

Let us think today how we can make someone’s life richer. Perhaps, you will come upon a person who needs that strong hand up. Offer it. Do you feel that tug on your heart to sponsor a child in need of an end to their soul-crushing and joy-stealing hunger and a hope for a better life? Sponsor that child. There are so many in poverty in your community. Use the beautiful mind and the resources God gave you to offer solutions. Volunteer. So many hurting people need you.

Almighty God, make us all be willing to be a little poorer. Give us eyes to see the needs around us. Give us hearts willing to listen to not just the poverty of hunger and lack of opportunity, but the far greater poverty of the soul. Amen.

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About osborne2029

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. I m in an M.A.-Ph.D program with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary to train to become a psychotherapist and priest. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on April 23, 2014, in compassion and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Kevin thank you for sharing. I regularly volunteer at a men’s shelter in Toronto. Sharing with the men who live on the streets who come to the Chapel is a healing process not only for them but also for me. My prayer is that more people would get involved in discipleship what a better place this would be. Amen.

    • Hi Bruce

      I spent some time working at a shelter. It is not the calling of many, for it is one of the toughest callings I know. By the time men end up having to stay in a shelter, there lives are in a desperate state. Many are living with so much pain and with addictions. I commend you for your caring heart. It takes a special kind of person to do this kind of ministry. I sense in your comments a real passion or your Lord.

      If it is not being too forward of me, I live about eight hours away from Toronto in Englehart. Perhaps, one one of my visits I could visit the men’s shelter and preach, sing or testify in chapel. I know this would require approval of your Director and so I leave it up to you to decide if you would even want to take this further. You could email the Director this link of me speaking and singing at my stepbrother’s church.

      http://www.metacafe.com/watch/8251635/christ_living_word_alliance_church_kevin_osborne_singer_speaker/

      My brief biography:

      I live in Englehart with my beautiful wife, Karen. I am an M.A. -Ph. D. student in Clinical Christian Counselling with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. I took 13 years to get my Bachelor of Theology degree with honours from Canada Christian College & Graduate School because of undiagnosed pernicious anemia (B12 deficiency) and another rare auto immune condition, which doctors think is systemic mastocytosis. This means that I have to take a number of mast cell stabilizers because I have way too many mast (immune and body system) cells. I am a survivor of child abuse from my schizo affective father. My goal is to start a Christian counselling practice in Englehart before the summer.

      I have been awarded the following honours by St. James the Elder Theological Seminary: Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Science in Clinical Christian Counselling and Diplomate in Creative Ministry. Above all of these honours I give God the glory for I would add that of a sinner saved by grace, who is learning as he stumbles and falls, to walk closer with his Lord.

      I gave a devotional message at the chapel of Canadian World Vision Headquarters to the staff. My text was I John 4:18. My devotional message was entitled “Our Journey from Fear to Perfect Love.”

      God has had me wear many hats in my life. My life story is summarized in “A Boy’s Calling to be a Missionary of the Heart.”

      https://marmarthunder.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/a-boys-calling-to-be-a-missionary-of-the-heart/

      We are powned by two kitties, Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot a.k,a, Sir William at large and the ever notorious Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness, Catherine of Englehart a’k.a., who also has the distinction of being in the R.O.F., the Royal Order of the Frown:)

      I enjoy reading, writing, singing, listening to classical and gospel music. I am planning to learn how to play the piano and guitar. Neurological damage that was not addressed caused that goal to be delayed, but with treatment I believe that goal will be possible.

      I am hoping to have many of the songs I have written to be part of my doctoral project for a unique abuse recovery program after completion of my M.A. in Christian Clinical Counselling with St. James the Elder Theological Seminary.

      I attend St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church with my wife, Karen. I sing in the choir, contribute a weekly one liner thought to the church bulletin and am engaged in other ministry tasks as assigned.

      My wife, Karen, has just been accepted for Master of Divinity studies at the University of Toronto. I plan to continue my M. Div. studies as well. The school that has accepted both of us is Trinity College.

      Have a beautiful Son-filled weekend!

      Kevin

  2. Amen. Thanks for following my blog. It’s great to meet you. Looking forward to your posts 🙂

    God bless you.

    Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

    • Marmar, I have asked Jennifer to prayerfully consider becoming a co-author for you. She has an amazing blog! It was so uplifting to my spirit this morning to read her post, which compares the weather to our lives. That is most creative. She has an engaging style of writing, which drew men in to want to read so many more of her pieces. Could you please make a comment to encourage her to join us?

      Jennifer is open and real in her writing. She describes herself as a messy woman of God under construction. She exudes all of the fruits of the spirit in her writing.

      Her perspectives on our journey as Christians will encourage so many people.

      Jennifer, you are an amazing woman of God! You are a breath of fresh air to my spirit. You will be a breath of fresh air to so many people, who need your positive outlook on life.

      I believe under the divine unction of the Holy Spirit that you are being called upon to become a co-author for Mind’s Seat. Please take back into prayer to confirm or deny what I have said. One of my gifts is discernment for which I humbly thank my Lord. God has used me to bring some of the people here to be co-authors on Mind’s Seat. Of course, Marmar is our leader and so he will need to see your blog to evaluate what I say for himself.

      Have a glorious and Son-filled weekend!

      Kevin

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