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  1. 73. ForGAVE compared to ForGIVE

    I just posted this onto Facebook after this hit me...

    A thought hit me about three minutes ago.

    ForGAVE compared to ForGIVE.

    If I forGAVE a person, then why do I have to forgive them again? Since I forGAVE them, if an offense remains or happens again, it is not a matter of forGIVING them over and over. This means NOTHING is being accomplished in helping them or helping to solve the problem(s).

    Since you forGAVE them... help them instead! Each ...
  2. investigation, if that's the right word

    I feel that I'm am being led by God to do research on various belief systems that are labeled as Christian.

    This is not necessarily to condone those belief systems.

    For a while, I've been disproportionately concentrating on doing research on Calvinism and Arminianism.

    I'm in the process of doing research on Lapsarian Views within Calvinism.

    More recently, I've started doing research on the Jehovah's Witness religion.
  3. 72. Thanking God

    When you pray for others, donít forget to reflect on the answering of prayers as God has done work in the personís life that you are praying for. This is when you do prayers of Thanksgiving. Even when the person you are praying for still has problems and these problems still perturb you, there is progress from WHERE they used to be.

    So for what God has already accomplished in them, THANK HIM as you continue to pray for the continuation of His work. You see, when we are praying for ...
  4. My grandmother is now 89.

    I have felt an enormous burden lift.

    I had serious doubts that my grandmother was going to make it to 89.

    Now, I have serious doubts she will make it to 90.

    I have a whole lot of decisions to make.

    For one thing, I feel more and more like I need to move back to the area I lived in before I moved to the area I've lived in for the last 12 years, when my grandmother dies, and it WILL happen, even if it is years from now.

    The ...
  5. 71. An Assignment

    Here is what I turned in for one of my college homework assignments this week. Oh... these assignments are to be like journaling and when it comes to journaling, I'm quite used to doing it!

    Reflective Journal: Week 7

    Question one for chapter twelve is the question that immediately caught my attention. Bear with meÖ I believe that testimony is always a strong manner in which to reach people. When testimony is involved in a sermon, teaching, or ...