Going where angels fear to tread...
Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Psalm 133:1
In the following we shall consider a number of directions and precepts that the Scriptures provide for us for our life together under the Word.
It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of His enemies. At the end all of his disciples deserted Him. On the cross of Calvary he was utterly alone, surrounded by evil-doers and mockers. For this cause He had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. "The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who does not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ. If Christ had done what you are doing who would have been spared. Luther
"I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries." Zechariah 10:9 According to God's will Christendom is a scattered people, scattered like seed, "into all the kingdoms of earth" Deuteronomy 18:25. That is its curse and its promise. God's people must dwell in far countries, among unbelievers, but it will be the seed of the Kingdom of God in all the world. Life Together, exploring Christian Community, Reverend Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyr for Jesus Christ.
Let us truly know what it is to be a Christian and Christian community. Rather than engaging in hurling stones of accusation, judgment, and condemnation among the brethren, be about our Father's business, dropping to our knees and pray for the lost souls. May we each take up the cross of Jesus sowing seeds of salvation to the lost, healing the sick, and binding up the wounds of the brokenhearted. This is the ministry of Jesus Christ. Time is sorely short.
Celeste has worked as a contractor for Homeland Security and FEMA. Her training and activations include the infamous day of 911, flood and earthquake operations, mass casualty exercises, and numerous other operations. Celeste is FEMA certified and has completed the Professional Development Emergency Management Series.
- Incident Command
- Integrated EM: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Mitigation
- Emergency Plan Design including all Emergency Support Functions
- Principles of Emergency Management
- Developing Volunteer Resources
- Emergency Planning and Development
- Leadership and Influence, Decision Making in Crisis
- Exercise Design and Evaluation
- Public Assistance Applications
- Emergency Operations Interface
- Public Information Officer
- Flood Fight Operations
- Domestic Preparedness for Weapons of Mass Destruction
- Incident Command (ICS-NIMS)
- Multi-Hazards for Schools
- Rapid Evaluation of Structures-Earthquakes
- Weather Spotter for National Weather Service
- Logistics, Operations, Communications
- Community Emergency Response Team Leader
- Behavior Recognition
Celeste grew up in military & governmental home with her father working for the Naval Warfare Center, and later as Assistant Director for Public Lands and Natural Resources, in both Washington State and California.
Celeste also has training and expertise in small agricultural lobbying, Integrative/Functional Medicine, asymmetrical and symmetrical warfare, and Organic Farming..
My educational eBooks
Prep Resources for the Climate Chaos
Climate Revolution: The Grand Solar Minimum