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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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Do you ever go to church and wonder why we do the things we do there? Sometimes I go and come home wondering if anything we did really had anything at all to do with Jesus. I wonder how much of what we do, we do because its the way we've always done it? I wonder if that is the "traditions of men" that Jesus warned about? (Mark 7) I wonder if we limit our effectiveness for Christ because we are uncomfortable with anything that is different? I wonder if the Creator is so un-creative that He can't inspire new ways of worshipping Him? I wonder sometimes who or what it is we're really following.
I'm not saying we should ditch all traditions. I like traditions. I might at times even be one of those people who don't like you're new idea. But I think traditions are really only just tools and not the real thing.

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Good thoughts Amber.. reflective of my own.