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Monday, March 17, 2008

St Pat and ...Rings...and BATTLECRY

Why the clover leaf? Legend has it that this Christian missionary used this to explain the Trinity to the people in Ireland. I found this information interesting:
He was a real, historical person born in 373 A.D. in Roman Britain.

Neither Patrick's date of death or birth are known with certainty. Tradition says that March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) is one of those dates, but there is no documentation to prove it.

He was not Irish, but a British Celt.

He was not a member of the Roman Catholic Church. His writings do not mention the Roman Catholic Church's doctrines about the Pope, Purgatory, Masses, or the virgin Mary. In his time, church leaders were allowed to marry.

He brought the true Gospel of Christ to the Irish as a Christian missionary-evangelist in or about 405 A.D.

He was a man who passionately pursued Jesus Christ in His lifetime. That is how I want to be remembered!

I know that Corned beef and cabbage don't have anything to do with this day but I still love them!

So...on another note...RINGS!...after completing the "Week of the Ring" and committing to a life of honor, the "August Interns" those first year interns who came last August, will receive their Honor ring tonight at the banquet.Mission Statement
Empowering Godly men and women to possess wisdom, vision, and discipline to excel as leaders whose lives advance the Kingdom. [3]

[edit] Internship program
Through weekly classes, small group sessions (C.O.R.E./CORPS Groups), and Life Transforming Events (LTEs) throughout the one year internship, strong emphasis is placed on developing one's character and living an honorable life before God and man. There are five core values by which interns and alumni have committed to live: Faith, Integrity, Relationships, Excellence and Vision.

Interns over the years have developed statements that express this commitment, such as "Once an intern, always an intern", "Semper Honorablus" and "Always honorable, for life."

" interns receive a ring to symbolize commitment to a lifelong pursuit of God. This ring is called the Honor Ring. In the past, the inscription on the ring was Hebrew for "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine." This refers to the Academy's passionate pursuit of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now, the ring bears the Honor Academy crest and says "Semper Honorablus."
This is just one more thing that I love about the Honor Academy and makes me proud and blessed to be a part of it. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

This past weeeknd we got to be a part of "BattleCry". Please check Lisa's blog below or click on Lisa in the side bar for pictures and a full description. OR...go to God is Good!

1 comment:

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I am so glad you got to be apart of ATF in Dallas. We just loved every minute of the event here in our hometown. Unhindered is amazing! Sam and the crew do an incredible job!

Alicia lost her ring and felt really aware of it at the event. She is looking into replacing it as it's just such a huge part of her and her commitment to the Lore is brought to her rememberance every time she looks at it.

What a great night ahead for all the interns.