LisaleenieHer friends call her Leenie. We call her Sis. Lisa is the unofficial Host of RITA Now and just shines with the love of Jesus. She has the gift of encouragement, empathy and laughter. Her strength in the Lord through trials have been a blessing and source of strength to many. Someone more faithful can not be found; she has been with RITA from the very start.
Leenie changes hats easily as she greets, prays, uplifts,welcomes and encourages one and all. You need prayer? There's Leenie. Need a word of encouragement or empathy? She is right on it. Grace is her middle name. Scott and Scarby have a permanent audience with her. And she loves to laugh at all our jokes, even when they are corny. The best friend you could ever find and the favorite of everyone, its an honor to recognized her leadership talents and loving qualities here on the Wall of Honor. Thank you sis, you have been a tremendous blessing to us all and you are loved, whole bunches. It is a privileged to welcome you to the Wall of Honor.
Scott & ScarbyEveryone knows Scott and Scarby, RITA Now's comic relief team. They were so much a part of old RITA that a special subsection was created for their inspirational comedic acts when we moved to our new site. Scott and his imaginary mangy mutt keep us laughing and offer a relief to the tension us watchmen often feel in watching today's world news. When times get serious or tense, Scott creates new adventures for him and his pet. He's a whiz and animator of humor, creating new words so descriptive you just know what he is describing as your imagination kicks in and tickles your funny bone and makes the heart merry.
Its true, that his loyal sidekick friend Scarby is a cartoon version of his alter ego. Scott doesn't just have the wit of a comedian, he also has the heart and mind of a scholar. His investigative research is incomparable as he has made many fascinating discoveries through his research on patterns to the timing of our earthquakes and disasters of today. He ties his knowledge of Jewish feast dates and patterns to calculate the next possible event that allows us all the chance to inspect and consider his undertakings for further input. A human calculator on the one hand, and comic relief on the other, Scott is a regular highlight at RITA Now. You don't want to miss his next adventure or prediction. Stay tuned...Its not Howdy Doody time, NO Its Scott and Scarby time. Love you brother, and welcome to the Wall of Honor.
BonnieA long time member of RITA and RITA Now who is a faithful and loyal watchman eager to share her treasure trove of wisdom and caring for the truth of Gods Word. Always encouraging us as to the freedom we have in the finished work of Jesus Christ and His faithfulness, goodness and grace. Bonnie has also worn many hats on RITA Now as a former moderator, constant friend and confidant to all as well as a sounding board to the truth of Gods Holy Word.
We love it when she says "love to you today" as it puts a smile on our face and a warm spot in our hearts. Whether we call her Bonnie, Bon-Bell or BB, she lights up our day each time she shares herself with us even while experiencing life's physical and emotional pains herself. You are an awesome sister in the Lord and we appreciate you so much sis. Its true..you ring our Bell. Welcome to the RITA Now Wall of Honor.
Kolleen/ No other RockAs a former moderator, "Rocky" worked long and hard behind the scenes with both the old RITA and the new RITA Now, especially during our transition. She is known for finding the "just right" photo or artistic work of art to express sentiments for every occasion. You can find some of her work in the "Welcome to RITA Now" thread she designed and continues to watch over. You can find it in the sticky section of this forum.
Kolleen has the "touch" to encourage, support, uplift or inspire with all she comes into contact. So many have complimented her warmth and welcome affirmation to drawing them in and conveying the welcome of the Holy Spirit to them. Great job sis.
A real prayer warrior and encourager of the Body of Christ, her moniker of No other Rock shows us all where her true love lies. The love of the Savior shines through her words and she can always back up her thoughts with scripture. We love and appreciate your heart sis, welcome to our Wall of Honor.
Blueteapot"Blue" is a former moderator who was most instrumental during the transfer from Old RITA to RITA Now. The fruit of her tireless work behind the scenes is still enjoyed by us all today. Most of the organized way RITA Now is set up is directly because of her and her many talents and giftings that she tirelessly shared with us. Thank you so much Blue.
Blue's down home cozy style and gift of encouragement and prayer made her words feel like a hug. Her charm and invitation to come chat over a cup of tea made her a favorite to all ages. We miss you Blue.
A solid Bible student, she can engage as well as answer many scriptural questions. She has left her footprints on RITA Now and you can find many of her works in our archives. If you look up the definition of "well done, my good and faithful servant" you will see the name "Blueteapot". You are much loved sis, welcome to the Wall of Honor.
Needle MeLong time member, Needle Me, can keep us in stitches with her sense of humor, or share wisdom or advice that is solid for these end days. She contributes solidly to the daily postings at RITA Now which speak strongly of the fire in her soul that concerns the Grace and Mercy the Lord gives his dear children that love Him. Whether it's praise reports, or the latest music video, news of the day, politics, disasters, Scriptural knowledge or the latest astronomical sign, our sister is in the midst of the discussion offering contributions on RITA Now that we can not do without.
Her solid advice is intended to benefit our relationship with Christ and as she shares the joy of her faith we are encouraged and uplifted. Want to hear the voice of reason? Just listen to Needle Me. Sense of humor and love as a lifestyle? That's her. She does not back down when truth needs to be upheld, yet she speaks with kindness and mutual respect as she is a true teacher of Gods Word in both words and deeds. This is one sister you will want to follow around the forum to discover, "whats next". Whatever it is will be well worth it. Thanks sis for your strength of character and tender heart. We are privileged to welcome you to the Wall of Honor.
This is the First Edition to the RITA Now Wall of Honor. More names will be added every month or so. It will eventually be moved to it's own special place on the Home page of RITA Now.
A few months ago the mods started a conversation about a way to recognize those RITA Now members and former Mods who have contributed greatly to RITA Now and its membership.
We decided to create a spot on the forum and call it the Rapture in the Air Now Wall of Honor. We then determined what the criteria and qualifications should be and thereafter had a nomination process and finally a vote by the 12 mods.
There were over 20 nominations and we decided to start the Wall of Honor with the 7 highest vote getters, and then let those first inductees nominate and vote for all future Wall of Honor honorees.
Here are the qualifications for being nominated to the Wall of Honor.
A.The nominated member must have been a member of RITA Now for a minimum of one year.
B. The nominee must have shown they firmly agree with and practice the words and principles of the Purpose Statement and Rules of RITA Now.
C. The nominee is an encourager of the other members and active in praying for others and their needs.
D. The nominee often brings, words of wisdom, or strong Biblical teaching or praise and worship of our Lord with words and pictures or songs or may use words that bring laughter and joy and a fun time of release from our Earthly grind and hardships. Laughter is good medicine to the soul.
E. The nominee may be a former mod who worked hard at helping the members of RITA Now stay safe and have a wonderful time of fellowship but due to other circumstances had to move on and is not able to be as active on RITA Now as they once were.