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Friday, August 21, 2015

The Blessings Brought By Our Experiences

During a spiritual journey not all experiences are meant to challenge the spirit. Many bless it.

One of our blessings, the Crestone tour, resulted from spending time at a delightful spa in New Mexico called Ojo Caliente ( While soaking in the natural springs there, irritants from our bug bites where gently pulled out of our skin while we relaxed in baths of natural soda, iron, arsenic, and other minerals from the land.

I found the soda bath to be very nurturing. It brought to mind how Cleopatra might have felt as she soaked in her baths. This gave me the opportunity to move into a past life and entertain the idea of what it was like to live in Egypt long ago. We slathered mud all over out bodies and let it dry and tighten our skin in the sun. It was all so soothing and at the end of our spa adventure the itching was gone.

It is so easy In the summer to enjoy the gifts that nature has in store for us. Go out and find your joy. Nature will direct you.

Many blessings,
Marnie Vincolisi

1 comment:


    Those who claim they were saved by "faith alone" like to quote Hebrews 11:7 to prove they were by "faith only," just like Noah.

    Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of righteousness which is according to faith.(NKJV)

    Hebrews 11:7By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.(NASB)

    Noah was not saved the minute he had faith, he was saved and became an heir of righteousness after faith plus preparing the ark.

    Noah was saved by faith plus obedience, not by faith alone.
    He was obedient by preparing the ark for saving his household. If Noah had tried being saved by "faith alone" he would have drown just like the rest of the world.

    1 Peter 3:20.....God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.(NKJV)

    Noah was not saved on dry land by "faith alone." He was saved by faith plus obedience.

    Without faith Noah and his household would not have been saved.

    Without Noah building the ark, Noah and his household would not have been saved.

    Faith plus obedience saved Noah and his household.

    Faith only advocates claim they are saved by "faith only." They reject being immersed in water in order to be saved.

    Jesus said faith plus obedience saves. Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved....(NKJV)

    Noah was not saved until he built the ark and men today are not saved until they are immersed in water.

    Noah would have drown without the ark

    Men today will drown in their sins without being baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38. Acts 22:16, 1 Peter 3:21, John 3:5, Romans 6:3-7, Ephesians 5:25-27, Colossians 2:12-13 and Galatians 3:27.