Pastor Doris G. Deckard

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Preparing for a New Season

Well Saints,

We are approaching a new decade, a new season and a fresh start in 2011. Time to recycle and de-clutter our spiritually lives while stream-lining our day-to-day processes. It's time to clean up our homes and rid them from debris and items that are sitting around taking up space. Time to salvage belongings that collect dust; instead, use them for the purpose in which we possessed them. Give something away to a person that may be in need. Share your blessings and resources because as you give, you will also receive...but...make it good. Remember, you reap what you sow...

It's time to set practical goals and create a much needed to-do-list in order to better prepare for our journeys ahead. It's time to reflect on how we've grown and not regret where we are not. None of us have truly "arrived" yet but it's always good to press toward where we are trying to go, and pre-plan on how to get there, as we seek God's guidance for an expected end.

As we look back on this decade, we've experienced and witnessed wars, catastrophes without explanation, and elected our first bi-racial US President (that we know of). We've lost loved ones and friends but, all is not lost because we have hope. As we move into this season of era and newness, set aside some time [each day] to visit more with God. Seek the Lord like you've never sought Him before. Love on your spouses and children (for real),but as a Christ-leader. Live in your own happiness and refrain from living vicariously through others. Find yourself a true heart-love and stop falling for a carnal love that is unhealthy for you. YOU DESERVE BETTER so demand better!!!

Look closely at your current status and seek to build something good from where you are. Pray and trust that God will answer you according to your heart's motive and not your mind's message. (It's not what you think you want but what God knows you need). Believe that ALL things are possible with Christ and that NOTHING is too hard for God.

God willing, and we all reach this New Year of 2011, I pray that we celebrate in Christ and become a new creature, being born all over again. Let us remember our past, not as a regret, but as a lesson. And as we all anticipate brighter days to come, let us thank God for seeing us through another year.

May the Lord watch over us [His children] and aide us in caring for our families as we walk into new mercies of unexpected promises and unmerited favor, as God's will is done in our lives. Never forget that our future is secure in Him. Happy New Year!!!

- Pastor D

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