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Closing the Gap with Communication

Back in 2017 when I published my second hardback book, I AM SPIRIT, The ABCs of an Ideal Spirit, I never thought I’d be caught up in disagreements, misunderstandings, or dispute to the extent I am confronted with today and where I live.  My intentions were then, as well as now, pure.  Simply my intentions are to draw religions together, particularly the viewpoints of Christians to modern day religious views.  I feel at times that great gains are made, yet feel frustrated that the other viewpoints are so ensconced in cement.  There needs to be further discourse and dialog among ‘believers’.

This intention has been my life’s purpose this go ’round, meaning this lifetime-to bring unity and union among believers.  While speaking of believers,   I am a believer in reincarnation or reembodiment meaning coming back into physical form if one has not accomplished his purpose or mission in prior lifetimes and/or paid back or properly recompensed his misuse of energy in the current lifetime.

If mastery of life has been accomplished, if that soul has worked out his salvation, then there awaits for that soul, a life in spirit, not physical form but leaving the body behind in the physical world to continue to do God’s work in the spheres in the limitless universes.  I believe in the Creed of the Catholic Church that says there will be the resurrection and gathering of saints one day…at the end of the age.  I believe in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, in Christian terminology, and also I believe in the soul, his personality and man’s spirit.  Man’s spirit will one day join in and become one with and in Spirit is my viewpoint.

To lay the groundwork for my newly published book, I AM SPIRIT, I will publish how and in what steps the Spirit moved through me to write this book using scripture.

The messages in the book are one-liners and are simple, yet profound.  How it was published was to use a well-known verse and to see God face to face in my neighbors, friends, and acquaintances.  It led me to treat all brothers and sisters, to my best of ability, with patience, kindness and love and with great affinity using the Golden Rule.  I believe Jesus the Christ’s message was thus so.  But for all those that are following this dispute and would like to help bring peace in the world, I lay out the Bible’s own verses itself that spoke to me.  The following verses are the very foundation and cornerstone of truths that I hope bring you joy, understanding and peace, too.  Please share, comment and let me know  if and how this resonates with you, won’t you?

Communication is the only path to peace, so let’s dialog.

 

As you notice, the title of the book above, is the title I was inspired to use from the book’s very conception.  It was the subtitle, too, that explains that there IS an Ideal Spirit…God (or whatever name you call God), who is Spirit.  Each of the simple messages in the book begin with only two words, I AM.  So follow with me now, the scriptures I used and followed in bringing this book to fruition for all Christian readers alike.

  1. Question:  Who is the Great I AM?  Answer:  The Great I AM is Spirit, or Love.  Scripture Reference: Exodus 3:14  
  2. Question:  Who lives in me and is life and gives me life?  Answer:  God lives in me and is Life.  Scripture Reference:  John 14:10
  3. Question: Who is all around us and in us?  Answer:  God or Life is all around us and in us.  Scripture Reference: John 11:25
  4. Question:  Does God find favor?  Answer:  God does not find favor.  Scripture Reference:  Romans 2:9-11
  5. Question: If God is love and those who remain in love remain in God, does God remain in them?  Answer: Yes, God is love, and those who remain in love remain in God and God remains in them.  Scripture Reference: 1 John 4:16
  6. Question: How is the Spirit known?  Answer:  The Spirit is Truth.  Scripture Reference: 1 John 5:6
  7. If Jesus ‘had’ God and God ‘had’ Jesus, then who did Jesus act as?  Answer:  Jesus acted as God because Jesus bears witness of the Spirit within him by saying: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.  (1 John 15:8) Scripture Reference: 1 John 15:9 “Remain in my love.
  8. Question: How do you remain in love?  Answer: We remain in love by living an ethical and moral life following the two greatest commandments to name a couple of ways.  Scripture Reference: 1 John 15:10
  9. Question: What as the Commandment Jesus gave us?  Answer: “This is my commandment, “Love each other just as I have loved you”. Scripture Reference: 1 John 15:12
  10. Question: How shall you know my followers?  Answer: By their fruits you shall you know them.  Scripture Reference:  Matt. 7:16-2

    Thus, in conclusion, speak Living Words, speak the Truth of not What’s in you, BUT WHO is in YOU…God, the Great I AM.

    This is how the Great I AM led me to write and publish the book, I AM Spirit.  There is no conflict between what Christians believe and the new and ever-growing 21st Century’s religion.  I encourage you to study to show yourself approved…I encourage you to seek out what the Truth is as my brother and sister in Christ.

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to ask.

    And don’t forget to check out my newest book for 2018 for Kids entitled, The Best of me from A-Z! Traits and Virtues for Kids.  It can be found on Amazon, too.   Final Front Cover The Best of Me_edited-1

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It’s NOT about ME

Truly, it’s NOT about ME, BUT RATHER, it’s about who or what is IN me…THUS making me who I am.

What good propelling force is in you or me is what counts.

And how is another able to know this force?

By their fruits you shall know them, is the answer.

Are the fruits producing an effect that is helpful or harmful for the most concerned?

As this force is very personal and personable for each of us, nevertheless, IT (being Spirit) IS either us or not to one degree or another. The physical vehicle called the body we carry around with us is not who we ARE, but is simply a vessel in which to allow that force of good to act.

So, by my fruits you shall know me.

What do I DO and how do I APPLY the word or the active loving force within me?

By knowing first Who I Am, and then What I Am on earth to DO (that good creative force working in and through me FOR THE GREATER GOOD) and finally, HAVING the fullness thereof (meaning having the desires of your heart met).

So, it’s REALLY not all about ME!  Do you ‘see’ that now?

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Getting Myself Out There

The other day I spoke about the need to get myself out there as a writer, illustrator, and blogger.

HOW to get myself out there IS the trick.  It takes a certain kind of outflow and an inflow in my opinion.  It takes a knowingness and the correct technology to do so. It is done by knowing how to go about writing, publishing, marketing and getting my books sold all over the world.  It is connecting with people all over the world.  Finding this holds true for me, there are social media outlets and also the face to face contacts made each day.  It is being willing and desiring of community within myself, others within my family, the groups I belong to, the flora and fauna in my life and the world.  It goes beyond that-to caring for the earth physically and spiritually.  It is a commitment made each day fulfilling my hopes and dreams for a better world.  It is done by communication, understanding and tolerance.

The message I’m here to bring is about community and for me and you to be a part of that community here where I live and in the world at large.  I believe all of us have that yearning deep inside-to belong, to be understood, and to fulfill our purpose for living.  To be alive, aware, responsible conscious beings.

Thank you for allowing me to be me and I’d love to hear from you as well.
Standup Communicative

 

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

 

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I AM SPIRIT book just out!

Front cover I AM SpiritI AM Spirit is a 64 page book of fine art paintings and inspirational words regarding the abilities and skills of who we really are as humans; a spirit living in a physical body. The colorful paintings by Junai Meijer are captivating and infused with the richness of life. Mary Rensberry’s uplifting words encourage higher values and virtues. Each letter of the alphabet is represented by words that portray man’s inherant nature. This is a very aesthetic and inspirational work done in collaboration between author Mary Rensberry of the United States and fine artist Junai Meijer of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

http://amzn.to/2mFAHpV

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New Book Just Out

Yes!  A valuable product is now on the market…and one that I’m very proud of.  It’s been in the making since 2009 and happy to see the birth of it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I AM Spirit is a spiritual book without being religious.  It crosses all barriers to forge what’s common in each of us, our Spirit.  I hope that you’ll find it inspiring and beautiful, too…the illustrations are from a prolific artist from Amsterdam, NL!  Junai Meijer and I collaborated on this amazing project since its inception to book format in October 2016.

Reading the book and enjoying its pictures is like a long drink of water for a thirsty traveller…Enjoy.

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Living Christmas Everyday

Since the very first Christmas when Jesus the God-man was born in Bethlehem, it is the perfect moment now to put what we know and feel into action.  Live the Christmas message each day anew.

By our acts of mercy, kindness, and love are we the message.

That is the true meaning of living the Christmas message.  That is the true spirit of Christmas-to Be and Live Christmas each day.  Christmas has already come and gone in one sense of the word.  But if you really ‘get it’ then you’ll be living the spirit of the season each day.

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Christmas Has Already Come

If Christmas has already come, then what’s next?

It’s time to get busy with the actions of helping others!

How? Check out all the ways you can help!  Spread the word…spread the message that you are an invaluable, able, intelligent and capable spiritual being in a body!

There’s lots of places and people who can really make a difference!

Take a look here for some beginning steps:

http://www.scientology.net

Or buy the book Christmas Christmas Everyday…It’s a book about the simple message of sharing and giving your help.  And nothing’s free!  There’s proper exchange to learn about, too.

There are many campaigns to participate in and we all need your help!

Why not choose one of the many?  If you have any questions or comments, do let me know.  I’m sure that there are answers.  There IS truth.

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