Thursday, October 4, 2007

Who Are We?

Ghandi, a Seasoned Citizen who made a difference. I really like this ad for the Christian History magazine.

As the story goes, a Russian Orthodox Monk was out walking and praying in the wild woods outside St. Petersburg when he came face to face with a very young soldier. Such "Wandering Monks" were revered and honored in Russia before the Bolsheviks came into power but this was following the Revolution. The young soldier cried out in a loud and threatening voice with his rifle pointed at the old Monk, "Who are you, what are you doing and where are you going?

The kindly old Monk walked up closely to the youngster and asked gently, "Young man, how much do you make a month to ask such questions." The boy was taken aback because the Monk seemed to have no fear of him or his gun.

"Well," he stuttered, "I am paid 20 Kopeks per month to serve the Mother Land."

"Ummm," replied the gracious Monk. "I will give you twice that amount if you will come to work for me and ask me those same questions each day when I seem as though I do not know what I am doing or where I am going."

The blog you are reading was put up by an old friend from my college days as a way of alerting people about who we are, what we are doing and where we are going. We are men and women from almost every denomination imaginable who have heard the still small voice of the Holy Spirit call us to "Unleash Seasoned Believers to hear and follow God for a great future." It is a subministry of Sweeten Life Systems, a 501 c3 not for profit organization that focuses on Coaching, Consulting and Caring for Christian leaders around the world.

History: Christian churches have been extremely innovative when it comes to designing programs, ministries and plans to help children and youth come to follow Jesus Christ. However, we have rarely done much for people over forty.

There are Pre-Schools, Nursery Schools, Kindergartens, Graded Sunday schools, Camps, Young Life, Campus Crusade and Inter Varsity, College and career, Pre-Marital and Young Couples Groups to minister to the relational, emotional and spiritual needs of the young and younger and youngest.

Our goal is to develop a structures, associations, networks, gatherings, materials, retreats, teachings, videos and coaches to focus exclusively on helping Seasoned Saints face and thrive with their unique Life Transitions. This demographic group has the greatest actual as well as the greatest untapped potential gifts, talents, wisdom and energy to take on and solve today's biggest needs.

On October 13 we are having an all day Day of Envisioning to think and pray together about how God and those Seasoned Saints at the gathering would have us proceed. It is probably too late to sing up for that session but it is never too late to get your input on what you would find useful to facilitate your own Unleashing.

Send me an email at with any and all feed forward ideas.

It is time that we restored the honor and leadership to the Seasoned Citizens of America and Europe. At one time Seasoned Men and Women were seen as sources of wisdom and counsel. In recent years we have seen a degradation of society to worship adolescence and physical beauty but God has appointed this time for us to start a New Spiritual Awakening. Why not come and get on board at this crucial moment?

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