THOUGHTS ON MLK DAY

This evening at the dinner table Marsha asked our son, Mike when they–she and he–were going to go see the movie, “Selma”.  Most of our friends aren’t aware of it, but Marsha marched with Dr. King in the 60’s, traveling with him several times to Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, as well as marching with him in Atlanta.  So she has a special interest in the movie, and Mike wants to see it with her.

Marsha mentioned that she had been arrested multiple times on marches, but they couldn’t hold her.  “Why?” I asked.  She replied, “Because I was under age!”  The follow up question was “Were you scared?”  “No,” she replied, “because I was with Dr. King.”

The link below highlights twelve quotes (actually 13–there’s a bonus quote) of Dr. King the preacher.  They reflect the type of a man worth following.  Quite a difference from the rhetoric being spoken by today’s so-called civil rights leaders who seem more interested in perpetuating racial strife than resolving it.

Here’s the link:  http://bit.ly/1yvUFS6

When we go to the movie we’ll be watching the actual footage from MLK marches they use to see if we can spot a skinny young redheaded girl in the crowd.

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About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, www.godsblueprint.info Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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