Month: March 2020

It’s time for a reset – Raymond Reggie

Reboot your Priorities Reboot your Faith Reboot your Life In these challenging and uncertain times, we are taught to Be Still. In reviewing Psalms 46 (NJKV), importantly, we see that the point of view changes in verse 10, where the voice becomes clearly an echo from God. No longer is it written about the Lord, instead, it is written by the Lord himself, as HE directly says: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” Psalms 46:10 (NKJV) Experience tells us that in poetry when a pattern is broken, it forces the reader to pay attention. Something important is about to be communicated. The change of voice tells us to pay attention, then to Be Still. As we sit still, it’s time for a “when all else fails… reboot.” As we all know, we “reboot” or “hard reset” our computer when it freezes or doesn’t operate correctly, it’s time that we Ctrl Alt Del and reboot the human-computer. We need a human Ctrl Alt Del – a complete reset. We need a Ctrl Alt Del, a complete reboot of our lives, and we need it now. Reboot and set priorities. As my good friend, Bryan Sibley, MD, a solid man of God writes: “God first, family second, everything else third” The first step in our reboot is to Be Still, then reboot and make God first! With God as our priority, everything else will fall into place. Only second to God is our family. If we are not solid in our family relationships, it’s time to reconcile and reboot the relationship. As we learn in 2 Corinthians 5:17 – 21, God has made us new creatures in Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. We are “ambassadors for Christ, as though God was pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” God has given HIS representatives a message of peace and of reconciliation. Are you fulfilling your commission as Christ’s ambassador? During this Ctrl Alt Del, hard reset, we need to rise up and become the ambassador we are called to be. The time for the hard reset is now. Time to set your priorities. The uncertain times have been a wake-up call for me, I hope it has been for you too. As we learn to “social distance” we need to learn to gravitate to HIM. If you need a hug and need to be close, be close and embrace Our Savior, embrace HIM. Be safe, hit the hard reset (Ctrl, Alt, Del) and start fresh, with God first. Love, Ray Reggie www.RayReggie.com God first, setting life’s priorities, by Bryan G. Sibley, MD. Dr. Sibley is a highly respected pediatrician who practices in Lafayette, Louisiana, is also a very trusted and respected published author, and serves as a Certified Lay Minister in the Church. ISBN 0925417637

From LSU to Ireland – Ray Reggie

A hard hat that fell into the Mississippi River in 2015 is being mailed back to its owner after being found 4,300 miles away on a beach in Ireland. Liam McNamara, a member of the Burren Shores Beachcombing & More Facebook group, said he found the hat on a beach in Fanore, County Clare, and sought help from social media in tracking down the original owner of the headwear. The hat’s custom paint job, in the purple and gold colors of Louisiana State University, and an intact sticker bearing the name of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 25, helped McNamara get into contact with Matthew Bonnette. Bonnette said he had been working in 2015 in Belle Chasee, La., near New Orleans, when his hat fell into the Mississippi River. McNamara said he is mailing the hat back to Bonnette in Louisiana. – Ray Reggie www.RReggie.com

Hogs for the Cause 2020 with Raymond Reggie

We’re turning the corner into prime festival season, and there’s no better way to kick things off than with some mouthwatering good BBQ. Hogs for the Cause returns to the UNO Lakefront Arena March 27-28, 2020 and this year promises to be one of the best yet. Not only will you be feasting on some of the best BBQ from pitmasters across the country, but Bacon Night delivers an extra special twist to an already amazing festival, with over two tons of bacon in some of the most unique bacon-themed dishes you’ve ever tasted. Scroll down to read all about the event courtesy of your NOLA Friend – Raymond Reggie! Back for another year of finger-licking fun, Hogs for the Cause is the largest BBQ and Music festival in the country. One of the best local charity events in New Orleans, Hogs for the Cause works with local and national children’s hospitals to offer relief to families with children with brain cancer. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and you’ll want to be first in line with this tasty festival. And you’d better come hungry! Click here to purchase your tickets, and be sure to follow them on Facebook so you can stay up to date on the latest news regarding the festival. Address: 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA

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