Santa Clara, CA
| Roger C. Porr ~ "eagleswings" ~ Taken Home|
[i]But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.[/i] Isa 40:31
[b]Roger C. Porr[/b]
PORR Roger C. Porr, age 74, of Trumbull, died Saturday, September 1, 2007 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Peter and Minerva Porr and was a clinical psychologist at the West Haven Veterans Hospital, taught at Yale University and had a private practice in New Haven until his retirement. Survivors include his beloved wife, Sandy Dunn Porr of Trumbull; two devoted sons , Clay D. Porr and his wife, Anne of Summit, N.J., and Gregor M. Porr of Lexington, S.C.; two grandchildren, Sarah and Christine Porr; and several nieces and nephews.
[url=http://www.legacy.com/ctpost/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=93920324]Guest Book for Roger C. Porr[/url]
Some of our longer termed brethren will recall our brother who was part of the earlier days constitution here. I was saddened to hear the news and my heart sank ... The bittersweetness of it all. Roger was dear to me personally for some seemingly small things, a word of encouragement, certain things that he left pondering in my thoughts especially early on, challenging my notions and looking away from so much incessant navel gazing.
I have in my possession a small book that he wrote some years back and it is difficult to make mention of for he wanted it kept ... personal, not something he wanted shared, for his own reasons recall he was not very fond of it. It created a bit of tension in that I thought it was remarkable, a great deal of it shared experience in certain aspects. He spoke from a great deal of experience as, if I might term this rightly a 'former psychologist' as to the change in his understanding when the Spirit of the Lord came. A great deal more could be said, perhaps if the Lord wills may add some further things in the days ahead.
Pulled together some past postings and threads from our brother;
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&order=0&topic_id=1345&forum=36&post_id=&refresh=Go]Focus on His death[/url]
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=2006&forum=35]Only a Branch[/url]
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&order=0&topic_id=2001&forum=34&post_id=&refresh=Go]Art Katz -- The Love of the Truth[/url]
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&order=0&topic_id=808&forum=34&post_id=&refresh=Go]Duncan Campbell and the Lewis Revival[/url]
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&order=0&topic_id=1643&forum=34&post_id=&refresh=Go]"The Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus" by G.W. North[/url]
| 2007/9/13 10:05||Profile|
Santa Clara, CA
| Re: Roger C. Porr ~ "eagleswings" ~ Taken Home|
[i]What then is spiritual reality? The Lord said that God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness" (John 4:24). The word truthfulness" can be translated as reality." The Lord also said, But when He, the Spirit of reality, comes, He will guide you into all the reality" (16:13). First John 5:6 says, The Spirit is He who testifies, because the Spirit is the reality." This shows us that God is Spirit, and everything related to God has to be in spirit. The Spirit of truth is the Spirit of reality. Hence, spiritual reality must be in the Holy Spirit. Spiritual reality is something that transcends people and things. Only that which is in the Holy Spirit is spiritual reality. All spiritual things are sustained in the Holy Spirit. Once a spiritual thing moves away from the Holy Spirit, it becomes letter and form, and it is dead. All spiritual things must be in the Holy Spirit before they can be real, living, and organic. The Holy Spirit leads us into all reality. Hence, any experience that we can acquire without the guidance of the Holy Spirit is surely not spiritual reality. Anything that we acquire through our ears, our mind, or our emotion alone is not spiritual reality. Only the things that the Holy Spirit guides us into are spiritual reality. We have to remember that the Holy Spirit is the Executor of all spiritual things. Whatever God is doing today is executed by the Holy Spirit. Only that which the Holy Spirit does is real, and only that is reality.[/i]
| 2007/9/14 8:17||Profile|
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11
My prayers and best for his family, he was a wonderful saint of God. And he will be sorely missed here but surely also greatly cherished in heaven.
[b]2 Peter 1:11[/b] - "For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
| 2007/9/14 11:37||Profile|