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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Why I Am A Christian

I am a Christian because I have seen the love of God lived out in the lives of people who know Him.

The Word has become flesh and I have encountered God in the people who have manifested (in many “unreasonable” ways ) His presence—a presence that is more than convincing—it is a presence that is compelling.

I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity to me, but because there were people who were willing to be the nuts and bolts.

Through their obedience to the truth and not necessarily through their explanation of it, they held it together so that I could experience it and be compelled to obey.

- Rich Mullins


Bruce said...

Thanks for the reminder for us to be the "nuts and bolts" of Christianity.

Also, I like what you said on my site. Your perspectives are always interesting.


Gary Means said...

Another thought-provoking post, Amber. Again, I think I'll answer on my blog rather than fill your comment space with 7,000 words.


Gary Means said...

I just posted my thoughts which were inspired by this post. Thanks for sharing. It made me think.

You have shared why Rich Mullins was a Christian. Why are you a Christian, Amber?

James Gray said...