One Thousand Souls

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Congratulations on getting 1,000 total follows!

I received a message from WordPress the other day with a little pin letting me know there are now 1,000 people subscribed to my blog.  All I can say is praise God!  Somewhere in-between all my suffering and breaks from writing over the last year and three months of blogging, the Lord has continued to use this blog according to His will and purpose.  I am very grateful and it is so cool to see how God is using it to spread the Gospel around the world!  Thank you all for coming to my blog and giving Jesus and His Word a chance!  Thank You Jesus!

I don’t write this post as some kind of trophy of numbers.  That is not at all what this blog is about and it’s not what I’m about.  There are currently 1,016 people (including email subscribers) from 136 countries around the world reading my blog.  Those are not just numbers on a page as if we are keeping score in some insane social media popularity game.  That is not why I started blogging and that is not why I wrote my testimony and published it.  Those numbers represent actual people and Jesus is all about loving people!

The Lord has done many miracles in my life and He told me to share what He has done for me and preach His truth to the world!  This blog is about loving people and souls getting saved!  This is a calling and a mission to preach the Gospel in fulfillment of the Lord’s command in Matthew 28:18-20!

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in October of 1996, and I have been preaching the Gospel here in America for 23 years now.  Back in early 2018, the Lord told me He was going to use me to preach the message of the Gospel to the world, and that is exactly what He has done with this blog and continues to do to this day.  May His will be done!

“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Romans 3:22-24

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 6:23

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

That is why God called me to write this blog!  Each and every one of those numbers in the 1,016 represent a human soul that God created and loves!  They represent all of you!  Beautiful souls that Jesus died for to set free from sin and death!  That is what this blog is about!  Just like my mission statement says at the top of my blog, this site is about helping people come to Jesus, helping people understand the Bible, and ministering to a lost and hurting world.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus speaking in John 3:16

And the world is lost and hurting, is it not?  Very much so!  We all need a Savior and His Name is Jesus.  He is the only One who ever died for our sins to reconcile us back to God.  There is no other Name by which we can be saved.  That is why this blog is all about the hope, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love of Jesus Christ!  Only Jesus can wash away our sins and save us!  Jesus Christ is Lord!

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12

Thank you to all of you who have stuck with me since I started the blog on August 10th, 2018!  It has been an amazing journey of God’s grace and I am just thankful to be a part of it.  All of you encourage and inspire me every day to stand up strong and keep going and I pray this blog is a source of blessing and encouragement for all of you as well!  I truly pray people will come to know Jesus because of something they read here.  My entire purpose and heart for this blog is to preach the Gospel to the world unashamed.

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”

Romans 1:16

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13

That is the truth and power of the Gospel!  Jesus can save anyone at anytime and you are never too far gone for Jesus to save you!  That forgiveness and salvation is offered to every single human soul on earth no matter where you are in the world, amen!  Call on Jesus to save you and He will save your soul!

I also want to say welcome to all the new folks that subscribed to my blog while I was taking a long break in October and the first part of November!  Thank you all for reading my blog!  I look forward to getting to know you all!  I pray this is a place of rest where people can get to know Jesus and learn from God’s Word in peace.

As writers, we always have to consider our audience.  When I write now, I think of all of you and all the countries you are from.  I read your blogs and enjoy learning about your interests, cultures, and beliefs.  I pray for you as I read about your troubles and challenges as well.  Part of my ministry is also sharing things about my life, my suffering, and my walk with Jesus, and I hope that helps people get an inside look at how God works in the lives of those who love and follow Him.

The Lord has done mighty miracles in my life and He can do the same for you!  God still sends angels (and yes, they most definitely exist), He still casts out demons (yes, they exist too), and He still does Lazarus miracles in the power of the Holy Spirit!  I am living proof of all those things and I am here to tell you that nothing is impossible for God!

It is so exciting to see God’s Word go out into all the world!  If any of you ever have any questions or need prayer, please let me know!  Also, if you have accepted Jesus by faith as a result of reading my blog, please let me know!  I would love to rejoice with you and pray for you!  I am here to help as an Ambassador of Christ and I freely give what He has freely given to me.  I am just a servant of the Most High God, the One and Only, King of kings and Lord of lords and I am here to bring glory to His Holy Name…the Holy Name of Jesus!

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his


make known among the nations what

he has done.”

Psalm 105:1

Grace and peace to you all!







Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

50 thoughts on “One Thousand Souls”

  1. Oh, you are “something”, Ryan. A faithful servant. My knowledge of the Bible has grown because of your blog. Your writings along with the Holy Spirit’s guidance has blessed me with so much encouragement, love, and faith! I think it’s wonderful you have reached so many people!! I know you are so thankful and give all Glory to God. “Congratulations” though, you put pen to paper beatifully and with honesty… what a blessing to write for the Lord. I am so proud of your work for our Heavenly Father.
    My relationship with Jesus grows through prayer everyday, and my faith and hope in God and my love for Him gives me much comfort and peace in my life. Your blog is a big part of that enrichment for me. I do look forward to reading your messages…they are my sermons for the day. Amen! Glory to God!!

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      1. Hi, I wrote this done from a sermon I have watched before here it is. Anything that touches the life of the believer no matter how difficult no matter how trying it wasn’t by accident it wasn’t by accident to get in there you’ve got the Father you’ve got the Son who gave Himself in your place the Father who decreed your Salvation your indwelt by the Holy Spirit of of God if it touches that life it has been allowed to do so by a loving Father a redeeming Savior a sanctifying Spirit it is a part of God’s purpose in your life the whole idea of purposelessness is banished by a recognition of what the Christian life really is no such thing as purposelessness evil anything that touches our life has been allowed to enter into that incredibly personal intimate place where my life has been hidden together with Christ There’s never a time the Father loses His attention span and something accidentally happens. Because when you think about it what the biblical teaching is if it’s touched my life it’s touched my life because God chose to allow it to do so out of love. What we need to remember what these inspired words tell us is that if it touches our life it has touched our life in God’s purpose and that purpose is wrapped up soaked in immersed in the love He has for His own.

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