“Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he makes sinners right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.”Romans 3:24-28 NLT
Pastor Doris G. Deckard
- Pastor Deckard
- 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, January 10, 2023
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Welcome to 2022. Yeah, I know it's February but -- the year is still young.
Ever thought about what you will do next with every new year? Did you complete any tasks from the last year? Did you even make a New Year's Resolution??? I used to but not anymore.
With every new year, there's an opportunity to either improve, change, grow, or move on from what's stopping you from advancing into that new you.
Each year, I do a self-assessment of what I did the year before, and re-evaluate my goals + aspirations. If I see a need for a change or at least a revision or even a re-set, then I'll take those options into consideration. Sometimes you don't need to change a thing, if what you are pursuing is working well. No sleepless nights. No lamenting over what you shouda, couda, wouda, done; but just a peaceful journey and a good night's rest.
Some things may keep you up at night, like -- the excitement of a new job, a new lover or newfound soulmate..maybe hitting the lottery???LOL! It doesn't necessarily have to be worry or even regret that keeps you up at night so - let's not borrow that trouble.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
It's been a while since I've blogged. And with life and the fullness there of, it easy to get side-tracked.
A lot of interesting events have taken place over the past 11 months. We were hit hard with COVID-19. Many lives were lost. Jobs were lost. Families went hungry. The world was in a tailspin. The US had a rocky election that resulted in unnecessary violence and senseless deaths. Sadness all around us. I lost my younger sibling on NYE due to the deadly pandemic that shook the world. She was one of the 400,000+ lives that were lost...and that's just to the virus. We also must not forget that there were other lives lost to other diseases. Let's pause for a moment of silence to remember our lost loved ones...
Today, and every day this year, focus on self care, reaching out and caring for others both virtually and safely. Drop off a meal to someone who may be impaired in some way. Call up a friend. Send an actually greeting card to someone to let them know they are on your mind. Make amends with an ought you may have with someone. Pray and intercede for your children. Any acts of kindness will do...and mean it. Don't do it out of obligation...really mean it. Don't just say you were scrolling through your phone and stumbled upon their number. If they pop in your mind, reach out. I did and I'm glad about it.
Every single day we have breath, make the best of it. Don't waste one moment in regret, because time is precious and life is too uncertain. Make plans but don't plan too far ahead. Remember, God took 6 days to create then on the 7th day, He rested. So, take life one day at a time. Don't borrow tomorrow because that day may never come.
Yes labor but don't forget to rest. Before you go to sleep, ask God to send his angels to watch over you. And when you rise to face a new day, thank God for another day that was not promised. Take care, stay safe, wear your face covering, social distance, and wash your hands.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
America: Please give our Black MAN a chance. See their value. Embrace their strengths. Acknowledge their presence. Respect their freedoms. Pardon their bias. And understand their fears. But most of all, honor their worth. Allow them to get home safely. They have families too.
Americans: We come in all backgrounds and colors. We must try and get along with each other. If this feud is going to change, it's going to take more than anger and assemblies. Action is what MUST take place. That action is to vote in EVERY election not just the presidency. Not loot and destroy our cities, your towns, other people's businesses that support and provide our wants and needs. Yes, we remember Black Wall street but let US not repeat THAT behavior.
America: Seems like our BLACK people are the only people being slaughtered and openly lynched...still. Why? Why? I understand many humans fear the unknown but we should not be in fear of each other. Love wins over hate. Love conquers the heaviest of things. Love is the ultimate Commandment.
America: Let's put our hearts and prayers on display and mean it. We have to fight the fight in prayer and keep teaching the world how to get well. We are truly in this thing together so let's stop the senseless murdering of our Black MAN! No hu"man" deserves to die by the hands or "knees" of law enforcement. They (the law) are to protect and serve the community and do justice for the city at large. NOT murder with a badge. What did George do to die? Did he commit a crime? Perhaps -- but did he do it with a weapon to create the behavior of Derek Chauvin? Was THAT force really necessary? No Taser. No handcuffs? But to cut off a man's ability to breath? No noose, this time but a knee. Shameful!
Foul Police Officer
Thursday, August 08, 2019
My point is, enjoy life and ALL it has to offer. The good of it. And learn from the bad of it. Embrace the love of it. And pardon the mistakes with grace. Enjoy YOUR life because one never knows when the end will come. This way, you'll have less regrets and fonder memories.
- Pastor D
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Sandbranch Water Drive
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Live life to the fullest and please don't let it pass you by and land on someone else; then you watch them live the life you could, if only you'd give yourself a chance. Now, don't covet but just care enough about YO' stuff and get it together.
Psalm 105:15 - “Do not touch my chosen people, and do not hurt my prophets.” NLT (and that's what God means)...
These are my staple scriptures for 2018. God's word will always be true and is manifested by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. These scriptures are VERY true in my life today, and will remain for rest of my days. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me....all the days of my life...Hallelujah!
To end the Blog post, I wish that you seek happiness from within, and not in others; and that you ALWAYS trust God for your expected end. After all, it's already predestined - so go ahead and give God the glory for it, in advance! Glory!
Be blessed saints of the Most High God, and please stay woke!
- Pastor D
Saturday, September 09, 2017
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Friday, May 12, 2017
A mother can NEVER be replaced. Her devotion is tireless. Her love is endless. Cherish EVERY moment with your mother and let her know how much she means to you. Don't wait because, when she's gone, she's gone from this life. As God promised, if you are a believer, you shall see her again. It's OK to miss her, if she's gone but don't grieve over her in a hopeless mindset. Know that ONE day, you shall see her again.
To those of you whom still have your moms, don't forget to tell her you love her. You don't have wait for Mother's Day to give her flowers either; give them to her now -- then again on her special recognition day - Mother's Day.
As a mom, I celebrate because God granted me something precious, a wonderful and blessed son. Oh how I love him so; and God knows it. Thank You Lord!
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, moms, and me-maws out there. God loves you and thanks you for caring for His creation.
Pastor Doris G. Deckard
Monday, February 27, 2017
Not everyone has a clear career path.
But a calling, well that is always questionable.
A career path puts you on an ideal journey but a calling, what is that EXACTLY?!?
If you find your passion, that will oftentimes lead you to your calling. My calling keeps my passion fluid and helps me to flourish, even when the stream changes.
My calling is to help others transform their lives into something better. "To Improve. Grow. Live joyfully happy!!"
Even with flaws, God calls. He's not asking us for perfection but our faithful commitment to our purpose. Do you realize your calling? Your purpose? Where is YOUR passion? Think about it and get to it. Seek God for direction and let Him guide your steps.
Following God is my job. He will make me what He wants me to be. Will you follow He whom calls you to be what you are destined to be? Pair up with God today and move into your calling.
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