Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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Ask Brother Ron
Brother Ron answers your questions about religion, spirituality and ministry

Gatebuilder Ministry
A ministry to ministries. We want to help you become a more effective servant of our Father and your community.

Living Smart
Outreach Ministry

Equipping people to be positive,  productive members of the community.

Prayer Ministry
Prayers and prayer resources for Baha'i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Age, Pagans and other faiths.

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Religious Education
Resources to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions

Music Ministry
Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

Resource Directory
Where to find help for medical problems, abuse, finances and other issues.

Career Planning
How to identify the right career, locate potential employers and get the job you want.

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May the Lord continue to bless and preserve you.
Where Am I?

I sit, I wait, I listen, what am I doing, what is it exactly? I do not know. He
looks at me, and I hope to gaze upon him, why am I here? It is hope, it is
giving, it is begging while I quietly wait in anticipation of some small voice
or sound or feeling or touch within my heart. I see glittering gold, transparent crystal, sunlight filtering through the windows falling upon the solid beauty of the altar; I gaze upon the white host with substance changed, for it is no longer that which my faltering eyes see, it has become something greater for which my sight is not yet equipped.

I look upon him, reaching out with all my being, waiting . . . yes waiting. He
looks through me, within me, and beyond, into other places I dare not know or think. What am I doing? I do not know, yet it pleases, it comforts; other times it creates an uncomfortable fear within as I realize the things I have or have not done, the thoughts I have or have not had, the actions I have or have not taken, all lacking.

Yet these things matter little, for he looks past them; if I shall but dare to
follow with all my might, to hope with all my being, to have faith, burning as
fire within me. What am I doing? I do not know, but I sit here, longing - yet fulfilled. What am I saying? Nothing, for there is no need.

How long have I been here? I find time has stopped, for he looks at me, and I look at him, and I am where I should be, where I like to be, where I know within my heart that I can only be through this desire that I was born with; for there is no place near or far, close or distant, for there is no other place I should be, simply no other.

How long have I been here? I do not know, I do not care. What am I doing?
I do not know, I look at him, and he looks at me.

Where am I?

I am with Him.