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Made this separate so I could warn of preachin'. Well let's see the Bible has been taken out of schools for how long now, the battle over the ten commandments in public places. I'm not being smart but it seems people would get a clue. We live in a lost and dying world. Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life. Jesus even rebuked the man on the road that called Him, good teacher, He said there is no one good but the Father. Each one of us were or are lost in our sins and there is no way to the Father except through Jesus. I guess I'm so intense because I been havig a set-down with the Father for the last couple of weeks. He's calling me back to the streets in the city and I really like how I'am livin' out here on the side of Rattle Snake Mountain. But, He's finally got through to me and I'm have come to the point of His will not mine. It's sad but it is also joyous if you know what I mean. Jesus is everything to me. I'm not a religious nut, I just love the Lord with all my heart, soul and mind. I have always run at full tilt for what I wanted. Now I will be running wide open for Him. You see I thought I got saved at 15 but running wide open for the world I was REBORN 8 years ago at 41. And, now I am trully living but it's fixin' to get a whole lot better. My wife is really excited about selling out and doin' for the Lord. We're gittin' tha place ready to sell now. We probably got a few months before we're ready but who knows. Thanks for listenin or reading or whatever.
Gary in AL
-- Gary in AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 18, 2001
As for general societal principles, I do believe you have hit the nail on the head, Gary. There are all manner of things that escalated upon removal of prayer in school. I don't have time to go into them, but it doesn't take long to think of them.
My best to you in your calling.....ya got no choice! God bless and keep you!
-- Doreen (email@example.com), August 18, 2001.
Gary, how exciting! I can only imagine how you feel. It must be sad leaving "home" behind but the knowledge that you are going where the Lord leads makes it all worthwhile. God bless and we'll be remembering you in prayer!
-- Deena in Ga (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 20, 2001.
Hi to Gary and Wife in AL: I pray that God will lead you in your ministry. I'm sure you are very busy getting ready to leave and go back to the city; but try to soak up every bit of what you love most about where you are now and take it with you. As you look around at the sights and smells of your country place let it strengthen you for what the Lord wants you to do - and when you face hard times in your ministry - pray and remember the wonderful parts of this summer on your place - and focus (if you feel led to) on just how much more wonderful heaven will be and the new earth when God remakes it for us to live in. Praise the Lord - think about gardening with no weeds and no pests. I personally think we'll get to do some of that. May God Bless you and your ministry beyond measure - and please let people know on this website how it is going so they can support you thru prayer.
-- Cynthia in MN (email@example.com), August 22, 2001.
Hey Gary! CONGRATS! As ya'll already know --Blessing and more blessings when we are in the center of His will. Sometimes it is hard to do as He asks. I know what ya'll have gone through on this journey to acceptance. Keep us advised please. old hoot. Matt.24:44
-- hoot (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 22, 2001.