Author Archives: Heather Marsten

About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather

John 14:1-14 – Many mansions, the Way, the Truth, and the Life taught by Pastor Don Moore

Notes on John 14:1-14 – Many mansions, the Way, the Truth, the Life taught by Pastor Don Moore Friday Bible Study notes taught on August 30, 2013 by Pastor Don Moore. John 14. Jesus ministered, depending on what you believe, … Continue reading

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Multiplying disciples/Discipleship identification – notes from discipleship class taught by Pastor Don Moore

Notes from Discipleship Class taught by Pastor Don Moore Class 8/29/13 We are born this time for a set reason. Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has … Continue reading

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Multiplying Disciples – notes from Discipleship class taught by Pastor Don Moore

Discipleship class – Multiplying disciples – taught by Pastor Don Moore Notes from class taught 8/22/13 Memory Verses: Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the … Continue reading

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Syria – letter from trapist nuns

I came across this article that moved me. I usually don’t post anything political on this site, but this needed sharing. I think we make a big mistake if we bomb Syria.   http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/09/a-letter-from-trappist-nuns-in-syria-blood-fills-our-streets-our-eyes-our-hearts.html   A letter from Trappist nuns … Continue reading

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John 14:1-11 taught by Pastor Don Moore with comments from Rabbi Michael Zeitler

John 14:1-11 taught by Pastor Don Moore with comments from Rabbi Michael Zeitler My Bible Study notes from August 23, 2013 John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. Pastor Don asked … Continue reading

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Notes from homily taught by Father Raphael Iannone taught August 25, 2013 – Luke 13:22-30 – The last shall be first, the first last

Homily for August 25, 2013 The last shall be first, the first last taught by Father Raphael Iannone Luke 13:22-30  And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then one said to Him, “Lord, are … Continue reading

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Homily – Luke 13:22-30 – The last shall be first, the first last taught by Father Raphael Iannone

Homily for August 25, 2013 The last shall be first, the first last taught by Father Raphael Iannone Luke 13:22-30  And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then one said to Him, “Lord, are … Continue reading

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Notes from a Homily on Luke 12:49-53 by Father Raphael Iannone

Homily on Luke 12:49 53 by Father Raphael Iannone Luke 12:49-53 I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I … Continue reading

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Facing Your Jerusalem – transcript Say Amen show 161 taught by Pastor Don Moore

Facing your Jerusalem – Say Amen show 161 This is a transcript of a sermon preached by Pastor Don Moore. What is in [brackets] is what the congregation says. The transcript is slightly edited for readability. SAY AMENFACING YOUR JERUSALEMSHOW … Continue reading

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Mammon – homily by Father Raphael Iannone

It is such a blessing to have a priest who searches the Word and seeks to share the Spirit of the Sunday readings with us.  Here is the Sermon for today. **** Avarice – we are not secure because of … Continue reading

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