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from jondavid2010 :
email jondavidbirss@gmail.com for user/pass
from cherrygash :
Hi, it's been along time since I've been on here! I hope you're doing well. Haven't talked to you in goodness knows how long. I just wanted to thank you for giving me positive words whenever I felt down. Thanks.
from jondavid :
Starting today, in addition to updating jondavid2010 daily with new writing, I will also be updating this old journal of mine (notice no 2010) with writings that fill in the gaps between 2004 and 2010. These are the first years of my life with Faeria, who I met on Diaryland, before our twins were born. This will probably be a daily project for a few months, because I've found a lot of old writing. If you want a summary of that period, read the jondavid2010 entry for October 18, 2012. Thanks for reading - Jondavid Birss
from koorikaze :
Thank you for the note, it's good to see you back! :) The Lord works in mysterious ways, and I think this was a message to get dad to live healthier. And congrats on your weight loss, that is incredible! If you have my email address, feel free to keep in touch that way if you want.
from tobehis :
Yeah, we always seem to get good views. My brother is really good at finding great houses for us. :-)
from koorikaze :
Thank you. Yeah, it was really scary (mainly for me and my husband). I wish I knew what really happened but all I can do is guess. Whatever the case, he's okay now.
from koorikaze :
Ah, been meaning to get back to you, sorry about that. It's so good to hear from you! As for my last entry, I enjoy writing but rarely get enough time to do so. O_o
from musikoid :
Hey thanks for the reinforcement. Seems to me this happened once before, where this one lady actually complained *twice* about how loud I type, within about a six month period. This guy was similar in his approach. He seemed to assume that I was typing purposely loudly for the purpose of intentionally annoying people. It was really weird. But I agree with you actually. Big deal, so somebody types a little loud. They could at least notice how *fast* I'm typing. Maybe I could even get a typing job if I catch enough attention LOL.
from tobehis :
Thanks for the note. :-)
from glorycloud :
always here in Diaryland-peace
from musikoid :
Hey thanks Jeff. This is good. I bet Neko and others will be glad to see you, too.
from jondavid2010 :
Hey you. I locked my journal. If you would like to read it (and I'd love it if you did), please email me at jondavidbirss@gmail.com with talktogod in the subject somewhere. I'll respond with your username and password. I've been busy with the Occupy movement, in case you're interested in what my recent writing has been about.
from cherrygash :
No need to apologize, I've been gone on and off for too. Thank you for your prayers. It really means a lot to me. I hope all is going well with you. Sorry I haven't kept up!
from fan4 :
There's some language in the book that parents don't like. They might've also disliked the fact that Leslie said that since she doesn't have to believe in God, she can consider the Jesus story to be "beautiful".
from minstrelite :
Actually, I replaced the "run-on" with a DiaryLand entry in more readable form. It's identical to the comment on your WordPress. I'm waiting to hear from Minister Larry, but I think I've pretty much worked it out.
from minstrelite :
Let me post my response to your note on your WordPress, as DiaryLand does not permit me to divide such an exhaustive document into paragraphs. There's a run-on facsimile of it on Minstrelite in the meantime. ;)
from tobehis :
It's a nice car. I'm sure your wife likes hers. :-)
from fan4 :
Anyway, I wish I had been able to accept the invitation. I'm sure I would've enjoyed watching "Theif of Baghdad".
from fan4 :
oops, sorry Jeff. Got you and another Diarylander confused somehow. My apologies.
from fan4 :
You're supposed to leave notes for me over at my blog, not yours.
from jondavid2010 :
Your cat - so sweet
from koorikaze :
Thank you for the note, sorry I'm late with my reply. I know what it's like being short on time. I like the quote, "So much to do and so little time to do it". Anyway, I need to catch up on your blog now.
from fan4 :
One of my cats ran away a long time ago. (Fluffy decided to look for his brother Buffy, not understanding that Buffy had died.) Never did come home.
from jondavid2010 :
Sorry I haven't been around. A new computer and a bit of a break from babies will see me following you again.
from fragilegirl8 :
Tigers are beautiful creatures. :)
from killsoft :
skeet skeet
from koorikaze :
Belated congratulations to you and the new job. I am sure things will get better. The Lord didn't bring you this far to leave you. *hugs*
from fan4 :
I'm happy you like it.
from jondavid2010 :
We cannot make God more attractive, for he is infinitely beautiful. I have been guilty of trying to gussy God up for people. Your entry reminded me of the repentant response I had to have about my leadership in the After School Special. Did you read that entry? http://jondavid2010.diaryland.com/ASS3.html
from jondavid2010 :
Congratulations on the job, Jeff. That's awesome.
from jondavid2010 :
1- been thinkin of you recently and praying for you rearding your job, but especially your struggles with depression. I'm glad God has given you humility to recognize it and seek help. He is with you. 2- Thanks for recommending me as a good read. It's encouraging, especially from a brother, and from so far away and different from myself. Peace. We'll see you in heaven.
from tobehis :
Thanks, Jeff!
from gomerx :
yea, it really floored me-I don't know why I thought the devil only made deals with rockers...and yes I have heard of sparkpeople. It's a wonderful program that will give you the much needed support. I may rejoin when I'm serious...
from fragilegirl8 :
Thanks for the note :)
from jondavid2010 :
Thanks for the encouragement. I am no spiritual superman. Grace's second name means peace, so the ending of your entries always makes me think of her.
from koorikaze :
I am so thankful we were able to get a second opinion at that hospital. I don't thank God enough that we have wonderful insurance and doctors like the one we saw Thursday.
from cherrygash :
Thanks. yes, i have met a lot of them over the years. ive found a few good, but not quite educated enough for the therapy i need. im actually considering psychology ive been studying the field for about a decade now, and that should be about enough for a doctorate ;) yes, the God thing. i dont truly want to give up. my whole being is weak and sore from the continual battering i know i need to go back. but my heart and head are so messed up, i can barely hang on to each day. i know it might sound like an excuse, but i dont know what else to do. anyway..thanks for listening
from wordwhore :
aww =( HANDS OFF MY CAKE!! lol
from gomerx :
Well, hello Jeff-it was really nice to see who I am speaking to. But, please don't be offended, I'm not ready to "meld" my cyber-worlds yet. I enjoy being anonymous, it helps me to speak freely. Take care my brother.
from koorikaze :
It's hard to keep up with him already. He is standing up with help and rolling all over the place. He gets his first taste of rice cereal tonight. He is such a joy. :)
from jondavid2010 :
Thankyou for the note. I still hope and believe that she will be back on Friday. Jesus can change any heart. I am not glad for what happened, but I am somehow glad that I had the opportunity to be a dad and protect my family. Faeria is very happy and feels very loved and supported. Today is a new day. Day 9! I'm feeling full of Jesus, refreshed, and ready to spend another beautiful day with my beautiful children.
from jondavid2010 :
Thankyou fro the prayers. Everything has gone perfectly. The twins are very healthy, and we are well.
from fan4 :
thanks for the note
from koorikaze :
My cousin is doing better. She can't put weight on her hips for quite a few months but she is breathing on her own, is eating jello, and talking. Thank you so much for your prayers!
from jondavid2010 :
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/27/g20-rioters-toronto-protests This is the best video and article I've seen in mainstream media so far. I'm so, so glad it's international. Please read the whole thing. Notice - rioters _disrupt_ peaceful protest - two different groups of people. Notice in the video that people are sitting down. Many who were violently detained or caged as I described were arrested while sitting down. Peacefully.
from jondavid2010 :
http://edmonton.ctv.ca/ Go to the 6'o'clock news for July 3. Watch from 5min30sec to 7min50sec - if only to confirm that there is more to the story than you're hearing. Keep in mind that the activist they interview (a friend of mine that I also spoke to today) was actually present, while the police officer they interview was not. After watching please remove the link from the note, as it has the name of my city on it. Shh.
from jondavid2010 :
6000 peaceful protestors. 75-100 Black Bloc violently destroyed property and beat up at least one security guard to the point of hospitalization. This lasted about fifteen minutes. Many storefronts and a police car were destroyed. It was terrifying. And then they disappeared. And then, more than an hour and a half later, police began arresting peaceful protestors in masses. The largest mass arrest in Canadian history (maybe US too, for all I know). 900 people. They were not given legal counsel, the right to remain silent, or even basic human rights like food and water. Yes, the Black Bloc were destructive and violent and horrible. And this deliberate violent action by my government against my people is more destructive and violent and horrible. I've been wondering in all if this whether this is garnering any international attention. It's disturbing to me that I am your first and only source for this. Please look this up. Please pray for Canada.
from koorikaze :
I just realized your anniversary is my birthday! It's a small world, eh?
from wordwhore :
Yay for 20 lbs less!! Rock on! =D SP does have some really good recipes.
from koorikaze :
Thank you. I'll keep you updated.
from tobehis :
Thanks, Jeff. :-)
from koorikaze :
Domo Arigato my friend! I believe I will check it out. ^_^ Good luck with your interview, I'm praying for you.
from jondavid2010 :
I think it's a travelling exhibit. I can't imagine that many of Escher's important pieces being there permanently. If I get a chance to go back, I will. I could probably spend hours in that room alone.
from viva-la-babe :
I know, right? The one we have has killer hot chocolate and hashbrowns. It's kind of a strange combination, but it's really really good!! :]
from jondavid2010 :
Just wanted you to know that I read you daily, and pray with you. Thanks for the daily encouragements.
from glorycloud :
I am Facebook-pray you find the right job soon-peace
from koorikaze :
I hate to sound this way but it is that bad... I am looking at a bunch of medications and considering taking them all. My husband isn't home. He abandoned me for the band again.
from viva-la-babe :
I believe the bit about Stephanie's room. :] My parents don't even call it my "room" anymore. They refer to it as "The Abyss." You have my prayers, and don't get eaten!! Good luck.
from jondavid2010 :
thanks
from jondavid2010 :
Well . . . yes. But she's as much Lesley Gore as Manson is Manson.
from stardumb :
"For a child is born to us, A Son is given to us, And the government is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace (Jesus)" Isaiah 9:6
from gomerx :
thank you
from gomerx :
No wrath-I agree with what you said. It's just that whatever He wants for me, I wouldn't know. And if I did, I'd screw it up...I'm not being dramatic, I'm telling you the truth. I don't know why He loves me, coz I've clearly shown Him that I don't love Him. Very sad, but true. You know them by their fruits. Mine are not very tastey these days. Feeling pretty bad, wondering what it's going to take for me to get focused on Him and His grace and mercy. It's bad, please pray for me brother, that not my will, but His be done in my life. Thanks.
from koorikaze :
Nope, but I have a Playstation 2 and a DDR metal pad. ^_^
from viva-la-babe :
Go for it! God gave me the gift of writing so I may share it!! Thank you very much!
from viva-la-babe :
Go for it! God gave me the gift of writing so I may share it!! Thank you very much!
from glorycloud :
What is that? Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids Mich. check their website Dale Chihuly glass sculpture
from minstrelite :
That money transfer still hasn't gone through so I can get funds to mail the CD. I've been broke since Wednesday, except for fortunately my boss paid me in cash Friday night, and I'm working two hours for cash tonight. Hopefully it'll happen tomorrow. But there's a slightly tongue-and-cheek entry at http://minstrelite.diaryland.com/100523_91.html that I suspect you'll enjoy. Peace.
from viva-la-babe :
I KNOW!!! Ah, I'm just so happy for my brother. And, since I have connections, I know who the next year's director is. I can say that I am very much pleased, even though the administration is being cheap and biased. :) I will still continue to pray about it, but this is a very good start!!!
from cherrygash :
Thanks, ill have to get around to that. hopefully sooner than later. i appreciate the thoughtfulness.
from koorikaze :
*hugs* We'll be praying for you. I am sure God will open another door for you.
from koorikaze :
Thank you so much. It has been a wild ride but one look at our little one, and it melts away.
from koorikaze :
Thank you so much for the encouraging note(s). I feel better about the paths before me now and just want to do what God says is right. I hope you have a lovely week full of grace and peace.
from glorycloud :
thanks for the recent notes-all I can say is that the Lord gives grace-peace
from koorikaze :
Thank you my friend. *hugs*
from wordwhore :
ha! so true...
from fan4 :
They were in a bible study I'm currently working on.
from fan4 :
Not your fault. I didn't post an entry this year, mentioning my upcoming birthday.
from fan4 :
You left out the "e" in Paul's last name.
from cherrygash :
Hey thanks alot for the site, i will have to check it out.
from viva-la-babe :
nope. it's by peter gabriel. he's fabulous.
from flawed-girl :
Why do you keep yourself to close to god? Life is other than church and prayers. Open your self up. Right now you're too obsorbed and trapped my all the bible talk. Let loose. Go for some icecream. Blog about school. Blog about the upcoming parade. -h;k
from lobo21 :
I'd like the info cherrygash is looking for as well. That is if you don't mind. I have longed for a study group or bible study website. Thanks
from koorikaze :
Thank you for the note. I think dad is in the same boat as you, so to speak. He doesn't have diabetes but is overweight. Sometimes it's hard to get motivated to do things to help ourselves when we have a lot in our life already. If I can be of help to you in any way, let me know. I lost around 30 pounds before I became pregnant and would be more than willing to share some tips. :)
from cherrygash :
Hi, again :) I was just wanting to pick your brain for a moment, if that's ok! I'm searching for bible studies online, easy right? Well, i guess just looking for one person and maybe not chapter by chapter... Make sense? If you had any ideas of a good website for bible studies and even study groups, I'd appreciate it. Thanks
from minstrelite :
I actually belabored the writing of that entry for almost two hours. The feelings were so strong I wanted to find just the right words to describe them. I think we can all relate.
from minstrelite :
Just got your note. I thought the Kaiser story was pretty funny myself, at least in the larger picture. Turns out there's an electronic piano here too (a Yamaha Clavinova) which sounds (but does not feel) like the real thing. To be honest with you, I am still on the emotional roller-coaster, only now I have about ten times more faith. Please pray for proper closure between me and the people at the old house; specifically, that I can get my things back and that they don't disrespect me. I at least want to get Finale 2010 and Windows Seven back, if not my clothes and what-not, but apparently they're all pissed off at me. I discerned this in the tone of a couple emails. I know I'm committed to the right path, but they don't. Guess I'll just have to let go. Sorry to ramble.
from minstrelite :
http://minstrelite.diaryland.com/100130_12.html He really never does leave us nor forsake us...
from wordwhore :
i read your note and i appreciated it very, very much. i didn't want to respond while i was still so down, but believe me, i am trying not to give in to the negativity.
from cherrygash :
Hi, friend. :) I wanted to leave a note saying I am very grateful for your loyal prayers. I haven't kept on here much, but hoping to write a bit more as I can. Hope you're doing well, and hopefully I'll get updated soon! Thx
from fan4 :
Didn't your diary used to have prayers for the President and his team? I miss reading those.
from koorikaze :
The only reason I refuse to go elsewhere is because I have some entries that I need to print (I have no printer) and I can customize my diary easily compared to other sites.
from fan4 :
I'm worried 'bout my dad. He developed gas problems, only they weren't allievated by taking Alka Seltzer or Gas-Ex. THis is more serious. He had to leave earlier to go to Urgent Care. I hope he'll be taken care of there, and will be able to come home tonight. He has to take me to two places tomorrow.
from glorycloud :
thanks for sharing your spiritual life-I am taking a break from Diaryland but plan to keep reading your devotional blog-I am just writing in my LiveJournal blog for the time being-peace happy new year Jonny
from lobo21 :
Hi. I hope you and your family had a glorious Christmas and that you are able to enjoy this special time. Happy New Year!
from koorikaze :
Thanks! I was considering doing the same but I really don't have much of a musical ability. I just rant and on occasion, a jewel like that turns up. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
from fan4 :
Thanks. I hope you have a Merry Christmas too.
from glorycloud :
You mentioned recently not feeling "spiritual"-we are In Christ no matter how we feel-we are loved by God the Father no matter how we feel-we live by faith-not feeling-the dark night-peace
from koorikaze :
Thank you for your prayers. We are doing much better although my anxiety attacks left me vulnerable to a cold which I am now fending off. Praying for you and yours. ~hug~
from glorycloud :
in heaven or the new creation I do not know if there will be books-peace
from minstrelite :
Thanks for your note. I know what I'm like, in that I change my mind and my mood a lot, which is one of the reasons I never seem to get anywhere in life. I keep changing direction. But I really have returned my heart to the Lord.
from minstrelite :
That was a little vague of me. I was asking if you could provide a link to the specific recorder, so I could check it out. I guess I could have just asked the exact name of it, then I could have googled it myself, but my brain didn't make that connection fast enough. My bad. Anyway, I'll check it out in a bit. I understand about hocking the axe. It seems every musician has a few of those stories. I sold my Gibson Melody Maker (a step below an SG, in those days) for $150 to a friend of mine when I was broke, and my dad got really mad at me about it. Then of course there was the Hofner McCartney bass - tragic.
from minstrelite :
Google me to the specific Korg digital recorder if it's not too much trouble. I'd like to look into it, more-or-less on the wish-list dream-on level. I used to have a Boss Micro-BR I picked up for $229 from Sweetwater, and the internal condensor mike was so good I never even bothered to hook up an external microphone. Unfortunately, I sold it for a couple nights in a motel room during more despondent days.
from viva-la-babe :
psh... snow flurries... wimps. ;)
from minstrelite :
You're actually a much more luminary musician than I, in my presumptions, had imagined. I mean, I knew you were good - but not *this* good! I also actually *liked* the sound quality, and was going to ask you what went into the vocal technology. There's a quality of reverb there that's a little greater than "studio" - almost live. But I'm a novice when it comes to technology; I only know it's critically integrated with the actual musicianship these days, and so I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I know what you mean about motivation, as I struggle with that myself. It seems when I finally do accomplish anything, it's generally on the basis of obsession rather than discipline. I hope I can overcome that. In the meantime, thank you for sharing your work - it is a real blessing.
from glorycloud :
have a blessed day of giving thanks
from glorycloud :
yes swans are beautiful birds! hope all is well
from koorikaze :
Thank you for your prayers. God has helped heal my emotional scars and I am doing better. I am praying you will feel better soon!
from viva-la-babe :
A little mix of everything: Kelly Clarkson, some OAR, Josh Groban, Selah, Carrie Underwood, Matchbox Twenty, Michelle Branch... they're all pretty slow songs, so I suppose that's what makes it calming.
from tobehis :
Facebook is a good thing to blame... but you're the only one who's on facebook...
from minstrelite :
I had been thinking about you this morning when I woke up for two reasons. (1) There's really no excuse that I should ever be in the position where I don't have food in the house. I'm doing well enough that if I can just get a handle on my spending habits where it comes to food, I won't wind up in that position, from which my stomach starts growling and then I start snapping at everybody. Either that or if I have to learn how not to become angry when I become hungry. Maybe I should purposely fast or something. But anyway, I shouldn't have snapped at you that one time because it was totally my bad for letting myself get into that position. I'm making enough money to feed both me and my daughter, if that's the direction it will take. (2) I figured if anybody would read that whole huge long entry, it would be Jeff, and I was right. :)
from minstrelite :
The site may confuse you into thinking you have to pay for the download, but you don't. I saved my copy of 'Dark Night of the Soul' to my hard drive. I can send it to you if you like.
from minstrelite :
Hey Jeff, I saw your note to onlygrace about "Dark Night of the Soul" - I have a pdf download of it, and it's amazing stuff, especially in the later chapters. It's available at http://www.ccel.org/ (along with all kinds of other great stuff if you're interested)...
from viva-la-babe :
Is she getting married on Halloween!?
from glorycloud :
David Jeremiah I found to be your typical american evangelical-harmless and safe-I have seen his books in the bookstore-I would never buy his books or go to his church-I want biblical preaching that is not of this world-peace
from purplelady26 :
I love your diary. Full of inspirational message. :)
from koorikaze :
Thank you. :) It was quite pleasant.
from koorikaze :
Thanks! I hope you and the Mrs. have a relaxing and wonderful time. I wish I had a little place away from it all. :P
from dovesanddust :
Thank you for your comments. It is always nice to hear from someone new. (: I will enjoy reading your diary. It's a blessing to hear other people's perspectives on God and their own journey in life.
from minstrelite :
What's even nicer about it is that it's eleven minutes along. I think I'll listen to it right now, in fact. By the way, I've been meaning to thank you for your previous note, which was a strong validation for me.
from wordwhore :
wow, your pizza may not be as homemade as mine, but it sounds gooooood...
from koorikaze :
I am indeed who you think I am, I think. lol If you are guessing I am N**o, you are correct. :D
from koorikaze :
Today your prayer and devotions hit home. Thank you.
from godzgirlz :
Thanks I've been doing a it of facebook I really miss writing Things come to mind I take mental notes and then they somehow fade away...Good to see everyone on here too:)
from fan4 :
Thanks
from fan4 :
Something cooler is mentioned in the previous entry, Jeff.
from glorycloud :
if I had not read all those books I would now be a clean cut happy Baptist minister-a shaved head and a Right winger-waving the american flag and waiting for the Rapture
from fan4 :
My two top favorite GG moments don't involve sex at all. One is the Herring Circus story (it cracks me and my mom up every time; it's longer on the DVD than the two versions shown on tv), the other is the Miami song. (When I re-watched that episode on DVD, I skipped over the parts about Blanche and her dad, and just watched the Rose/Dorothy segments leading up to their song.)
from fan4 :
If I had never taken Human Sexuality in college, I wouldn't have learned what Spanish Fly is. (I don't blame Rose for being confused.) It was also funny when she bought that one cake, resulting in a very shocked Dorothy.
from fan4 :
If I want risque humor, I'll watch Golden Girls. It alludes to sexual stuff (mostly on the part of Blanche), but you don't actually see anything. I don't recall any cursing used on the show either.
from momoironeko :
I really hope the therapy works for you. I know I'm probably preaching to the choir, but try not to stress out too much. *hug*
from fan4 :
Will we be okay?
from momoironeko :
Thank you, dear friend. I need that reminder sometimes when I feel overwhelmed. :) *hug*
from nineteen69 :
Thanks for the encouragement. It's very much appreciated.
from glorycloud :
Blonde Redhead is one of my favorite bands-hope all is well with you-peace Jonny
from fan4 :
OR is the postal code for Oregon. Guess you don't write letters very often or at all.
from fan4 :
You seem to be the only person who cares about my updates.
from joy-in-god :
Hi! Since I'm engaged, I've decided to lock my online diary to keep my engagement details confidential! username: happy Password: joy hope to hear from you! I'm still working at an autism school and it keeps me so busy!
from momoironeko :
Glad things are looking better. *hug*
from nineteen69 :
Hey, thanks for the note. I enjoy your daily bible writings. I feel they can be a great inspiration and time with the Lord. Thanks also for adding me to your page. I shall do the same. All the best. God Bless.
from lobo21 :
A Sox fan? Well I was until they started getting rid of players I liked watching, Martinez, Damon, most of all Nomar. I realized like in many sports, they were a bought team, and I started disliking the ownership. Now I enjoy the game more than anyone team. For some reason I am enchanted by the city, though I've never been to it. Go figure.
from momoironeko :
Thank you so much. I go Tuesday to get a ballpark estimate of how far along I am. :) *hugs back*
from momoironeko :
So glad you don't have to deal with an operation. I hope therapy can help you.
from viva-la-babe :
There is more! I have them all on my facebook if you're interested. Are you on facebook?
from xxholding-on :
hey i saw you were online and i really wanted the vote from diaryland members towards an art contest i joined. It's a coach marketing contest and i need as many votes as i can get, please help! http://www.brickfish.com/Pages/PhotosAlbums/PhotoView.aspx?picid=975395_34070543&pid=2767347&scid=452 ps- love your diary layout
from arialai :
My pleasure.
from sebastianjwz :
No problem, it's just nice to meet someone else that loves God, and to let you know what your doing is not going unnoticed.
from being-you :
cool, so what would you consider a 'house church' enviroment? Also, I think my cousins might be Baptist, though when I went to one of their weddings a felt a lil angry as they used the old vows with the word 'obey' in it, that aspect of religion really bothers me, that women should be subservient to men. Though read in context it refers to the changing role of women, particularly the King James VI Bible as that came after Elizabeth 1 died and James became King and so the authority of men needed to be re-asserted. Anyway, I'm totally rambling now
from being-you :
Hey :-) Just out of interest, I see you believe in God, which religion do you follow? Hope you don't mind me asking, although I don't believe in God theology fascinates me and just wanted to know really...you may notice I am a bit nosey :-)
from arialai :
Hey! Your blog is amazing, it really made my day. Nice to find someone so open about their faith.
from joy-in-god :
I agree with you that we should respect the older generation. How many passages in the Bible do you read daily? I've been reading Matthew & Romans these days! @--J---
from joy-in-god :
I agree with you that we should respect the older generation. How many passages in the Bible do you read daily? I've been reading Matthew & Romans these days! @--J---
from sebastianjwz :
Hey, I was just on here and came across your blog and I think what you are doing is awesome! Keep up the good work.
from glorycloud :
I do not use Tabletalk-my wife does though-I am reading through the Bible following no reading plan-just started in Genesis and now I am in Proverbs-hope all is well
from momoironeko :
It is so refreshing to hear from someone else who agrees with me on the healthcare issue. Also, *raises both hands* I do not like the SyFy name. I hope things get better for you and am praying for you.
from momoironeko :
I can honestly say I haven't seen Mirrormask. I do think I have heard of it though. Looks like I have some video renting to do. :D
from wordwhore :
hurray for feeling better!!
from momoironeko :
I hope all is well. *hugs*
from fan4 :
*wishes facebook and myspace had never been created*
from fan4 :
Where did everyone else go?
from wordwhore :
yep! you're the only dad who reads me on here =)<br>
from momoironeko :
*nods* J said the same thing and I am pretty sure that is all it is. It's still a yucky feeling though.
from fan4 :
Thanks for leaving me the nice note.
from momoironeko :
Cats are great fuzz therapy, but God beats all. ^_^
from fan4 :
Thanks Jeff.
from momoironeko :
I do not mind at all. I hope you receive my email with the information. :)
from gomerx :
I got them on photobucket-they are called pon and zi...and thanks...
from fan4 :
That show's never interested me.
from gomerx :
Thank you. I didn't think anybody would have read that so quickly. I'm glad, coz you're right. I'm feeling sorry for myself, and that's never helpful. I'm frustrated with the same ol'. It's comforting to know that I'm "normal" hahaha! I appreciate you. I am feeling better-in a way. I'm grateful for your reaching out. I take it as God saying Hold up, I didn't throw you out. God Bless You, man. Have a great Memorial Weekend.
from fan4 :
I'm better at quoting verses than I am at giving comments about them.
from wordwhore :
heh, thanks for the back up. lots of times i think O's family's last name actually means "what *I* want, RIGHT NOW, no one else counts" - coz that's the level of consideration they generally show.
from momoironeko :
Domo arigato! (thank you very much) I am glad you had a good time fishing. :)
from fan4 :
The entries in this diary are so long, I end up skim-reading after awhile. Can't always come up with a response either.
from momoironeko :
Thank you for the kind note. It is good to know I have such wonderful friends on here. :)
from glorycloud :
I also love my walls-peace
from fan4 :
I'm not sure what good the dates would do. I don't read diaries regularly, and sometimes I respond to older messages, should I get to them (and find them interesting) before getting tired.
from minstrelite :
I was remembering those passages in Romans while I was writing the entry and considering all these things beforehand. It seems that whenever I bring before the Lord my feelig that I don't understand why I do this thing, the vibe I get from God is basically that there are some things we're simply never going to understand in the way of "why" while we're in the world. I can wait till heaven to get clearer picture, but I'll dead about thirty years ahead of my expectation if I don't stop doing drugs, and godspeed.
from wordwhore :
um, thanks? =)<br>
from fan4 :
I hope that eventually, things will work out for Stephanie.
from wordwhore :
as the local radio station says: "austin, tx...ya'll"
from momoironeko :
It's a pain in the hindquatrers. At least it showed me that I need to back entries up on notepad. *sweatdrops*
from glorycloud :
Have a great Ascension Day and Pentecost Day!
from cherrygash :
thank you for your notes. it's very nice of you. prayer is something much needed right now. writing is one of my best ways to cope.. but i've just off for awhile. so, even if all my head is ablur i will try and keep updated, i really need to. thx again
from lobo21 :
Happy Easter right back at you! It is a glorious day!
from wordwhore :
you know, what's interesting about my weight loss, is that it happened after i stopped doing a "routine" of exercise & they just dropped off - i think i confused my body, lol
from glorycloud :
Neko Case is a good singer-song writer-what a pretty voice- a couple of years ago I saw her in concert with Emmylou Harris-peace
from lobo21 :
I agree, capturing an image each day will be tough. I will start by carrying our small digital with me in the hopes of getting something early. Guess I'll see. Thanks for the note, glad you are enjoying Arizona. Take care.
from lobo21 :
I agree, capturing an image each day will be tough. I will start by carrying our small digital with me in the hopes of getting something early. Guess I'll see. Thanks for the note, glad you are enjoying Arizona. Take care.
from glorycloud :
Mark Heard-years ago I had a CD by him-do not recall him singing that great old hymn I Know My Redeemer's Lives-it is a blessing to know our Redeemer's lives and loves us-peace
from fan4 :
Thanks Jeff.
from viva-la-babe :
What is the TAKS testing?
from mymonologues :
Deepest respects for keeping a devoted diary! We worship the same god and have the same ideals! Even though I'm a Muslim, I think it's good someone keeps a devoted diary, Keep it up and go with God! Allahu Akhbar! Greetings from Amsterdam!
from paperskies :
Hey, I hate to ak, but would you mind deleting this diary from your friends list, please? It will shortly be just a private diary. I'll still be using OctoberBloom, though. Thanks :) Phyl xxx
from tobehis :
Feeling Blue -- poem portraying true feelings. You probably got that though. LOL. Thanks for the compliment.
from joy-in-god :
Thanks for your note! I like making stir fries, boiled dishes, baked dishes, & steamed dishes! I do enjoy preparing oriental cuisine (grin). I hope you got more rest last night, & that you're feeling better today! @--J---
from fan4 :
I've heard of that show, but haven't seen it.
from fan4 :
Thanks. I've turned the URL's into clickable links.
from tobehis :
Thanks for the note. You can see all the pictures I took of the icy conditions on my Facebook. And thanks for the prayers. We're really going to need them. How have you been?
from viva-la-babe :
No worries. :) But thanks for the head-up!
from glorycloud :
I am a book lover and not a sports fan. I rather read then play baseball. We are what we read. If do not read what are we?
from glorycloud :
I am no expert on marriage-in my blog I just share my own private reflections-I do not have the skills to write a book-I married Carol because she was a Christian not because she was physically attractive-I was attracted to her character kindness-quiet spirit-she is totally transparent "what you see is what you get" my wife is a godly woman that is why she has stay with me going on 30 years-I think in someways I must be a disappointment for her-well thanks for the note-peace Jonny
from joy-in-god :
I agree! 3 working days one week, 4 the next, & 5 this week! @--J---
from joy-in-god :
Hi Jeff! Here's me wishing you & your family a blessed new year! How did you spend Christmas & the New Year? I saw the fireworks close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge! That was uber cool! I recently read Hosea & Joel but they were so complex that I couldn't remember the contents in detail! Especially Joel! Have you read the minor prophets' books? They're harder for me to grasp! So now I'm going to study Matthew. Something tells me I should study, compare & contrast the gospel books at the moment. @--J---
from glorycloud :
I Hate Theology http://www.internetmonk.com/articles/H/hatetheology.html
from requiel :
Thank you so much, I hope you had a very wonderful Christmas as well.
from glorycloud :
hope you & family had a Christ filled Christmas
from afreak4jesus :
Thanks for the note! Merry Christmas to you, as well!!! I love your diary!
from minstrelite :
You too, bro - Merry Christmas!
from jedidiah77 :
HEY! Thanks for the comment...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I was just reading your diary just the other day. I haven't really been on this much since I have had this diary. I've been doing some updating. Uhmmm...I was trying to put my old diaries on here, but have quit...it takes to long...it was on justice83.diaryland.com-I will probally be leaving jedidiah77 diary soon and create another one. If I do..I will let you know. God bless you.
from fan4 :
I've never heard of Mineral Wells. (Jeff, could you please e-mail me? I'd like to talk to you privately about something.)
from viva-la-babe :
:) -42 wind chill this montana morning, wind chill not getting above -15 all day...but shutting up. :)
from fan4 :
You're welcome.
from fan4 :
I'm sorry your father-in-law died. :(
from lobo21 :
Prayers for you and your wife and family. Take care.
from lobo21 :
Prayers for you and your wife and family. Take care.
from glorycloud :
I read your other diary to read your reflections on the book Pagan Christianity-I think I mentioned that Ben Witherington III wrote a very detailed review of that book-maybe you should read Withington's review of Pagan Christianity to get both sides.
from joy-in-god :
I'm going to quote something from 1 Peter which I've been studying: "Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. - 1 Peter 2". & I agree, the dessert I had doesn't even look like tiramisu. Do you like tiramisu Jeff? - 4 Dec 2008
from lobo21 :
I read your entries regularly and I find much inspiration in them. Thank you. I also want to say, if I haven't early, thank you kindly for adding me to your list of favourites. God bless you and yours.
from glorycloud :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JycOkawdP4&feature=related
from banum :
how is it feeling when you want to talk to god...and what make you want to talk to god...
from glorycloud :
I like the old hymns because they have substance-modern Christian music is so shallow
from fan4 :
Not really your fault. I wasn't very receptive to your help. Sorry Jeff. :(
from joy-in-god :
Thanks for mentioning me in your online diary, Jeff! & I do think that a pastor is a worship leader too. Worship (&/or praise) shouldn't be restricted to music. My church used to call its "music team" the "worship team" but I'm glad that has changed. "Worship Arts Community" sounds nice except initially I mistook the 1st word for a verb! I guess if it's an adjective then that sounds neat! @--J--- 11 Nov 2008
from fan4 :
Problem's really with myself, not you Jeff. I feel I lost part of me, and don't know how to get it back.
from fan4 :
I have nothing to praise God about.
from fan4 :
I didn't find any of your notes to me, to be in any way helpful.
from joy-in-god :
Hi! Andy (minstrelite) cited your online diary in one of his entries! I like how you've organised your entries with headings, & I see you're committed to sharing God's Word via your online diary! It's really encouraging to read about other Christians sharing about their journey with God. What's your interpretation of being a worship leader by the way? To me, worship is anything from singing to prayer to fellowship etc! So my take on a worship leader is someone who facilitates such forms of worship! Anyway, have a blessed day & feel free to read my online diary too! @--J--- 4 Nov 2008
from fan4 :
THat attack should NEVER HAVE HAPPENED!!!! Don't you understand that at all?! Stop belittling me.
from fan4 :
My guardian angel may have protected me, but I'm still mad at God for allowing a crazy guy to attack me and ruin my summer.
from silverluna :
Ha, we kinda wrote about the same thing. Well, I wrote about distractions and you wrote about idolatry. But it's true. If we focus on one thing so much, we are idolizing it. And if our mind is not on God consistently, what is our idol?
from octoberbloom :
Thankyou. Really. I spoke to my Dad about it, and it turns out that he knew, and it's being sorted. Perhaps it's not as bad as I thought. Thanks, again. I hope that I don't have to make the decision for my own mother anytime soon. Phil xxx
from minstrelite :
http://minstrelite.diaryland.com/081007_85.html when you can -- i had to do it
from glorycloud :
thank you for the notes lately-I often wonder if anyone reads my words-have a good weekend
from glorycloud :
my wife looks forward to going to Boston-I rather stay in my cell and wait
from godzgirlz :
By the way I haven't had a chance to read too much but How inspiring you write, It truly just lifts you off the ground to read the peace you have in writing about God! I need to read here in Diaryland more, especially encouraging ones. I have really just used this site as my personal diary never expecting anyone to care what I bare and with my life it's all I have taken time to do, but I shall stop and smell the aroma of others Diaries as well. PeacePiper
from godzgirlz :
I feel you completely I am in the center of an everymoment war over good and evil for my soul and at times feel encamped by demons one day and the next angels surround me. I can only hope God sees us down here and comes for our rescue His Speed! Love/Peace ~ME~ PiperAnj
from cherrygash :
Thank you
from lobo21 :
I was wondering if your other diary was public? Just curious if I could stop in sometime.
from lobo21 :
Thank you for adding me to your list. I will return the honour. Take care.
from godzgirlz :
Thanks Jeff... Happy Journey, I feel you, Thats my life...A struggle at times as well! Keep in Touch Love/Peace ~ME~ PiperAnj
from lobo21 :
Hey, Grayson is also High Functioning Autistic. he's been getting great intervention and we can't be more pleased with his progress. It's just been very difficult getting him into after school care for the last year or so. We'll have to put more effort into it and I worry all the time about his future. I trust in God and things will work themselves out for the best. How old is your daughter? I pray things are going well for you and her. All the best.
from jedidiah77 :
hey...I checked your diary out today, I was AMAZED to find that I was on your fav. diary list.....I was pleased....and wondering y...I kind of boring, but anyways, thanks....you know, your not to far from me, Im in Tennesse
from jedidiah77 :
Hy, I saw your diary, didnt have the chance to read alot though, but I will def. drop by again. I saw that you had left a note on lobo21 page, he also left me a note....so that is how I found your diary...I noticed that you are doing the same thing that I was gonna do, putting up scriptures..I will be doing that soon, and also qoutes to. Have a nice day. I will be upgrading soon...mine is kind of plain..
from glorycloud :
the pictures is where I walk our dog-near where we live
from lobo21 :
Hi there. Yes your note made it to the right David. Your entry at that moment gave me insight to questions I had been having. I will definitely drop in again. Thanks again.
from minstrelite :
The Krauss/Plant connection made me do a double take, too. But he's changed a lot since the old Led Zep days. I saw "Down from the Mountain" and was super-impressed with Alison. She was my favorite, and then whats-his-name who narrated, can't think of his name now, he was a fiddler who had terminal cancer at the time they filmed "O Brother Where Art Thou?" He was truly impressive, as were both films in general. /// Thanks for the info on Eugene Peterson.
from minstrelite :
You ought to dust it off, man. The trombone's a great instrument. I was amazed recently when that clarinet player we were jamming with for a while showed up with a trombone one day and started playing it with just as much dexterity. It fit the groove equally as the clarinet, but in a different way. Unfortunately, that scene has dissipated, partly because I don't feel spiritually equipped to hang out at that particular coffee house. Too bad. It's a nice piano.
from minstrelite :
No forgiveness is required, as no sin was committed. I'm sorry you had to go through any embarrassment, though. I did read all the pertinent notes in the diaries of all three of us, just for the heck of it. We're all brothers and sisters here, and all is well. On the original subject, I really am impressed with your diary. I've actually prayed about mine, and the LORD is telling me that basically I'm addicted to DiaryLand. That's one reason why it's locked. No sense in broadcasting an addiction. Another good devotional diary is that of Old Jake (oldjake.diaryland.com) if you've ever read him. And people of all sorts have the "blogging" thing down, but I just don't. Brin-Marie (bindyree) whom I know you read is another one. Hers is almost like a newspaper column. I want to use you guys as models, and create a more careful blog at some future time.
from tobehis :
I think you left me a note that was meant for someone else... you were thanking the person for kind words, and I really don't remember leaving any kind words for you. ?? (You're welcome anyway. LOL.)
from octoberbloom :
I keep coming to check out your diary, and I figured that it was about time I actually said hello. I really like your entries and while I have my own troubles in regard to talking to God, I take joy in seeing other people's journeys, and progress. Anyway, sorry for the random note off of someone you don't know, I just wanted to say that. Take care, and God bless. Phyl xxx
from fan4 :
You're welcome Jeff.
from glorycloud :
check this out--- Anonymous) (74.205.139.230) wrote: Jul. 16th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) interesting response Here's a great response to Witherginton's review http://www.paganchristianity.org/zensresponds1.htm Chris
from glorycloud :
read Witherington's review of Pagan Christianity-I found it interesting-did not agree with it but something to think about- http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/
from glorycloud :
I believe the Lord Jesus is a sympathetic Great High Priest-I do wonder why I am here now I am not working. For years I wondered after I never received a call from a church to be a Teaching Elder that what I am suppose to do is work-now I am not working what am I to do? Do I find the courage to go back into the work force? but I do not like being out in the world-I like being home even though it is not easy-I tell myself I need to fast and pray-but then I get afraid that maybe the Lord will ask me to do something extremely crushing to my soul-so here I wander-peace
from cherrygash :
Thank you. I do appreciate the nice notes. My spiritual life has been very hectic lately, so anything to boost even a little bit helps.
from thelongwait :
High school, for me, hasn't been about making those cliche mistakes and decisions that everyone else does really. It's been more of watching my friends fall apart as a result of them. And, although I'm only 17, I (for some reason or another) feel responsible for my friends. Kind of like a mother I guess... maybe that I'm the only one that can help them. I know that's wrong. I'm just starting to realize that I don't have that power. And that's a VERY good thing.
from glorycloud :
I recommend you buy the writings of J. Edwards from this place because they sale his books cheap! http://www.heritagebooks.org/bookstore/catalog/website.php?cPath=222
from glorycloud :
I am also fond of Jonathan Edwards-have a large collection of books on Edwards-you might find his treatise "Freedom of the Will" difficult-read "Religious Affections"
from fan4 :
Ben's recieved lots of "cures" in the comics. yes, at the end of the episode, he asks Reed to change him back. Then he says, "I'm never gonna be normal, am I?" Alicia's response: "Maybe not, but you'll always be Ben Grimm."
from fan4 :
I cleaned my inbox somewhat, and found that poem. I'm happy you liked it.
from glorycloud :
it is comforting to believe God loves broken sinners-we do not have to be together for God to save us-we do not have to be perfect to be a child of God-we can go to the Lord to confess boldly I am a mess-broken-lost-in need of help just to get from one day to the next-we do not have to be ashamed before the Lord when we tell Him I am sin sick-I need help-I need healing-we can fall before the throne of grace complete broken and believe the Lord will not turn His back on us-peace
from cherrygash :
thank you for your kind words.
from minstrelite :
Thanks for your note, Jeff. It's actually only the second week they've been doing that. I just happened to roll into town and discover the scene. The lady who's in charge of the event is going to become their entertainment manager and start booking regular acts, so it won't be a Singer-Songwriter night after a while, but a different band or performer every night. But I don't think I'd be comfortable in the long haul unless I can convince them to rent or buy a house piano. I'm just not a very good guitar player.
from glorycloud :
I have never heard on Christian TV a solid gospel sermon or "the pure preaching of the Word"-I usually hear the Word preached when I read a good commentary on a book of the Bible-it seems churches today all have some trip to sell-where can a Christian hear just the Bible preached and not the opinions of men?
from minstrelite :
Got your note. Funny how the enemy works. He tempts us to sin, and then he accuses us before the Father for committing the very sin he tempted us to commit in the first place. What a liar.
from glorycloud :
have any children?
from minstrelite :
Ever have the feeling you might be falling into a trap, but it feels so good you do your best to convince yourself you're not?
from glorycloud :
what are your musical interest?
from glorycloud :
If you read me over a period of time you will discover I am a Christian-I do hold to the doctrines of grace-but do not hold to classical Reformed covenantal theology, Reformed view of the Law and Reformed sacramental theology (I am not a Baptist)-I love Pauline theology-I believe the Christian life is to be based on the teachings of the New Covenant-I just go by The Book-so how do you make a living working part-time as a worship leader in a Baptist Church-what else do you do?
from glorycloud :
glad you enjoy what I write-tell me about yourself-your Christian life etc. . . peace
from glorycloud :
noticed you added me to your favorite list-I do not write in Diaryland all the time any more-I write in JournalSpace userd name "darkcloud" and in LiveJournal "crooked fingers"-will read you when I am in Diaryland-peace (my wife reads Tabletalk for devotions-years ago when we were in seminary I had Sproul for a Prof.-a nice guy
from thelongwait :
Thanks! I'll LAMEwire them. I have heard Snow Patrol before but only a few times. So, I've never actually looked them up anywhere. Just radio and television. I'm a huge Anberlin fan. They are wonderful.
from thelongwait :
You're most welcome. Actually, I heard Keane for the first time a couple of weeks ago on pandora radio. I've only heard two of their songs so far, and I adore them both. "Bend and Break" of course and then "Crystal Ball"... "Crystal Ball" is probably my favorite out of the two but mostly because I heard it first. I think. And plus, I really don't understand what was going on in whoever's head when they wrote it. I kind of like listening to music that I do not completely understand. Any other songs you might recommend?
from minstrelite :
"Intensity" in and of itself seems to me to be spiritually neutral. What I meant was that I don't judge a church by the level of its intensity. Is the focus on the Lord? That's what's important. About the "primal" thing, I am only giving you the tip of the iceburg. I think they get together with all kinds of percussive instruments and pretty much let loose. What I probably didn't succeed in getting across is that the guy never mentioned anything about the Lord or his relationship with Christ. Everything was about the "experience." And I just don't think that's right. I even went back and read Acts Ch. II last night just to be sure that the way I've always read it is the way it actually reads. How people have ever been able to interpret it otherwise is frankly beyond me. My theory is that there is a class of people whose primary focus in life is the quality of their sense-level experience, and that a lot of these people, when they become Christians, become charismatics. They're only changing the channel -- there is no actual rebirth.
from thelongwait :
I appreciate your entries and look forward to them. Most of the time, I have no idea where to start when I actually do pick up my Bible. But your bits and pieces sometimes give me a direction and then I can go from there, especially today's. Thanks.
from minstrelite :
Has my diary been unlocked all this time? I just re-locked it, different user/pass. Write me.
from talktogod :
To sweet4dreams, you don't know me. I just discovered your diary thanks to the "recent public entries" feature. I liked what I read, so I added you to my favorites. By the way, you don't have your "notes" turned on, so I couldn't leave you one. God bless.
from sweet4dreams :
hey, who is this? do i know you? the entries i see are nice, but i'm not sure who the author is. you are apparently on my buddy list or something like that, just wasn't sure who you are.
from viva-la-babe :
Oh I know. I've had this guy since I was in 5th grade. It's just hard. I think it's funny how you could care less if your biology teacher left, but if your music teacher leaves, there's a certain part of your heart that goes with it. But then again I think you're probably more attached to music than you are biology or whatever. And I think music is really something I want to pursue in life, and he was the one stable inspiration I had. So he was my musical leader. Maybe it's just my time to lead. Hm.
from neeeeek :
Treadin the steps Jesus would if he lived today
from neeeeek :
Well, you go for it
from neeeeek :
Hey, many greetings. Actually the problem about many believers is, that they hardly act as the should (for their next, so to say, means homeless or threatened / sick etc.)but spend so much time in studying the bible when the message is quite easy. This does not make 'em be credible persons. I am sure you are different and do sth. about the bad situation of others: - ) Let actions speak the word
from viva-la-babe :
NOT THE YANKEES! Oh yeah. Go me. The White Sox are my team, I suppose. (:
from viva-la-babe :
What's the right answer here? ;)
from fan4 :
Thanks for signing my new guestbook. :)
from fan4 :
Thanks so much for the hugs! *returns them*
from onlygrace :
its actually a quote by oswald j. smith! my bad!
from cherrygash :
thanks.
from onlygrace :
oh and like david crowder said (or sang, rather) "i will become even more undignified than this. some may say its foolishness. leave my pride by my side..i will dance, i will sing to be mad for my King!"
from onlygrace :
honestly, i really think my entries dont make a whole lot of sense, but your notes to me always make me think otherwise. thanks :)
from viva-la-babe :
thank you so so so much for today's entry.
from minstrelite :
Somebody told me that homeless people are able to obtain mailing addresses through the nearby community center. Let me work on that, and get back to you by e-mail.
from cherrygash :
ty
from cherrygash :
sorry, yes i am out here. i'm breathing, and staying busy. but i need that right now. thx for asking and my diary will tell the rest i hope.
from viva-la-babe :
Oh I know. Statistics say the average teenage girl cries twice a week. I cry way more than twice a week, as well. Statistics. Pfft.
from onlygrace :
Children are my life. The one thing I want most in this world is a child, and it hurts my heart that people don't care enough about Autism, which went from affecting 1 out of every 165 children to 1 out of 150 within the past YEAR alone. I actually have a cousin who I THINK might have it, but her parents and family are all very much in denial about anything being wrong.. I dont know why they're like this, but I'm hoping for the best. Take care..
from onlygrace :
i would LOOOOVE to see him live. ive seen videos of his concerts and im SO blown away by him every time! too bad his concert tickets cost an arm and a leg =/ one day, though! ONE DAYY! :)
from cherrygash :
Thank you. I know, He is crazy, God, but in a good way...cuz I don't understand any of it, but that's what He is. A beautiful mystery and being, hopefully someday we will all get to stand in his presence. What an amazing thought. God has been SO good with me, and I hate letting Him down. Yes, He does come from and work in all directions and ways, it amazes me to see Him working. I get very excited. Well, hopefully I'll be more stable these next few months with a lot of things changing, I pray for it. Thanks for thinking about me. cG
from tobehis :
My birthday was Tuesday. (The 18th.)
from cherrygash :
Thanks for the encouragement. I really do appreciate it! Ya, I'm going through some hard times, and it's weird but I am slowly seeing how HARD and Very complicated life can be. It's a tough world. But, with God, I have to remember I can overcome anything. sorry if i haven't been anything of support to you, i'm just going through so much right now with me, my head is turning.
from tobehis :
Every time you leave me a note from this username, I'm always like, Who on earth is talktogod??? Then I look at your profile and go, Duh!! LOL. When do you think I'll ever remember who you are when you use this username? :-P ANYWAY. Thanks for the note. I hope that I'll be an awesome teacher. :-D
from onlygrace :
yess, i composed it :) hugs are greatt
from viva-la-babe :
THANK YOU!! you're amazing.
from viva-la-babe :
i'm sorry, this is kind of a stupid question.. how do you say Ecclesiastes? ..thanks.
from cherrygash :
Thank you for your note. I understand exactly what you mean. I need to put myself around other people and the word.
from onlygrace :
http://www.amazon.com/Ragamuffin-Gospel-Bedraggled-Beat-Up-Burnt/dp/1576737160 :)
from cherrygash :
lol thx for the note. Ya, i will have to see that movie. Oh i reccommend kickboxing to anyone that has a job, i mean a Real job. haha anyway, it's a good way to express your stress. look, i'm a poet and don't even know it. haha sorry, a little lack of sleep. it is fun and pushes you, i missed it this week tho cuz of work and i was really bummed. cG
from fan4 :
Who's Janis Joplin?
from fan4 :
I hate Hound Dog.
from minstrelite :
I was touched that you included me where you filled in the blanks there. By the way, silverluna's name is Sara.
from minstrelite :
I also prayed for God to give me an undivided heart when I got to that point in your entry, after the Psalm.
from minstrelite :
Down on your knees, or standing, or lifting your arms -- just so long as He is the one being exalted. I have been praying, and I read your entry, and have been talking to silverluna. I am moving back to the Village this afternoon and returning to the community church. My friend Jim is coming at 2pm to get all my stuff. Please pray for me and him, as he is a very bad driver at times.
from minstrelite :
It's interesting that you're a worship leader, and that silverluna also plays on the worship team. Outside of that one service I played, the last time I was in a worship band was in June of 2005, and I'd have stayed at that church if I hadn't have had to leave suddenly due to a raise in my landlady's rent, and on short notice I could only find a room in another city where I couldn't make it to the church. Hindsight tells me that California State Renter's Rights Laws are such that the landlady could not have legally evicted me on short notice, however I am in the exact same position right now, and equally unwilling to hassle an elderly lady over a rental rights law. But maybe the next place I can go I will wind up the worship team, if they let me.
from minstrelite :
The "miry bog" pretty much describes where I have been, and will continue to be, until there is a clear resolution to my dilemma. But God is not the author of confusion, and He will prevail. By the way, I just responded to your comment on my comments page.
from minstrelite :
Hey again, Jeff. Thanks for your note. I believe I am coming out of a long dark time (once again.) I am certain that the enemy was trying to prevent me from meeting with the pastor. The pastor turned out to be a great guy, and a great man of God. I am going to try to write about some of the stuff that happened at our meeting, and also take this time for self-examination -- in a different way than usual (not a narcissistic way) -- really trying to find out what God's will is for me at this time. I just hope I can maintain a steady course, and not stray any more.
from minstrelite :
Hi Jeff. You and I have always gotten along, so I'm noting you. I know that when a person isolates himself to the extent that I have, his perceptions become warped. I haven't had a car since March 19, 2004; and when you combine that with my introverted nature, it is really hard for me to make it to church on Sunday mornings. I moved to this new town for a job I don't have anymore, and I never really met anyone except my boss and my landlady. Both of them became viciously angry with me over things in my personality that I don't feel I have any control over. (Absent-mindedness, specifically.) I have no affinity for the Bay Area, or even for the State of California for that matter. I just wish I could find somewhere that I could rent a room and take it out of my $850 disability check and still have some money left over to eat, while at the same time not having to deal with hookers and tweakers and hotel hallways that reek of marijuana. It is now seeming that, as things become worse and worse for me, I am becoming more and more ignored by all my Christian friends, and DiaryLand is no exception. I am worried about my heart becoming hardened. Please talk to me.
from cherrygash :
Thank you. That's good encouragement
from minstrelite :
That's sort of what's been happening with me all day -- God is asking me to wait, and on an empty stomach at that, not to mention with a grouchy landlady. Hopefully the money will appear soon. It's been over 24 hours now since it was credited to my account.
from cherrygash :
I never could pin down an artificial relationship either. I was stabbing in the dark at being sarcastic. . . anyway, i do have a good friend, but i never see them too often. Thanks for the note. cG
from silverluna :
I think I'm in Hellscream...
from silverluna :
Oh, I didn't think about that. I'm in the Horde...
from silverluna :
Really? haha that's funny! Add me. My name's Vortarra. Not sure when I'll be on again though...
from minstrelite :
"This is why I don't believe in 'seeker churches.' There are no 'seekers.' Only people who are drawn by God come to Christ. This is a hard position and difficult for some to handle, but that is what I believe." That is a hard position, Jeff, and I need a clarification on it. Isn't it true that if someone is actually a seeker, that person is being drawn by God at the same time? I do not know what a seeker church means, however. I was seeking, but I think the only reason why I was seeking is because God was drawing me to Him, and so eventually I found Christ. Little good He does me tonight, however. I sincerely wonder if my heart is hardened, and if I am headed for hell. Of course I hope not, but who wouldn't, if he believes? Even the demons believe, and tremble.
from minstrelite :
Shout it from the housetops, bro!
from onlygrace :
:) thanks so much for the kind words!
from onlygrace :
a writer? oh noo! :) psalm 34 IS wonderful!
from minstrelite :
Really glad I read your entry this morning, and through the comments on those day's devotions. Grace and peace to you, my brother!
from minstrelite :
Hey Jeff, I just read a few of your entries. I can tell just by the way you write that you are really living for God these days. I feel like I'm not doing that, not like I ought to be. I seem to have a natural tendency always to compromise, meaning that I'm trusting too much in my own strength, which of course is feeble. I'm glad I read about David and Saul this morning, and the rest of what you wrote. God bless you.
from minstrelite :
I sent to your sbc global address -- the one I had from three years ago. Is that still current? (You may have already answered this, but it's slipped my mind.)
from minstrelite :
Sorry about the password. I'll email it to you.
from minstrelite :
Hey ol' buddy -- because of your two comments to Sara from the two different diaries, I just realized that you two are the same guy -- Jeff B., that is. I'll add you to my faves.
from silverluna :
hehe it's okay. I know about both diaries...
from silverluna :
The entry for 11/22 is wonderful. I always try to remind myself nowadays that God has a much blgger plan for me, far more that I can imagine. I used to try to be like other people in high school. NOw I know that no matter which way I go with my life, the best way is His. It might not be the easiest, but it brings out the best results. Thanks for reminding me that. I can't wait for what God has in store for me!
from onlygrace :
thanks so much for the prayers...i realllyy appreciate it! be blessed!
from silverluna :
actually, i'm more of a guitar player. But I do play bass at times. :)
from tobehis :
I was about to ask you who you were, but then I saw your buddy list comment about musicman, so... Hi Jeff! :-P Thanks for the comment. Another comment about your buddy list...the "his" does mean God. Um... yeah, I can't think of anything else to say. Glad you're feeling better.
from fan4 :
I like your new layout. Thanks for adding my diary as one of your favorites.

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