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Deidre

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  1. Happy Easter and may it be a blessed one for everyone here. 🙂
  2. That's an excellent point. Happy Easter everyone!
  3. I was listening to a podcast that touches on this topic - and it was a little sobering in that the speaker was talking about how all of the activities that we are involved in, and charities ''for God,'' outreach and missions really don't indicate that we ''know'' God. There is a difference between knowing of God, knowing ABOUT God and knowing God. As to love Him. I feel that I'm finally growing in my faith, after spending my childhood and part of adulthood in the Catholic Church, going through the motions. But, in my defense, the brainwashing of the RCC is pretty convincing, and you just believe that following the Catholic way, will lead you to Jesus. 😞
  4. Thanks everyone for your replies. It would seem to be the obvious and perhaps even ''easy'' choice, to accept and follow Jesus. But, I strayed away from faith a few years back, and felt a sense of indifference. But, now that I'm very much into my faith again, I can't imagine leaving. I can't imagine turning my back on Jesus.
  5. I have a few friends who are atheists, and are indifferent to the Gospel. They know it, they were once theists in some cases, but they reject the idea of Christianity, as a whole concept. They sometimes play with the idea that ''a god'' exists, but not a personal God, and Jesus is ''just another prophet,'' in their eyes. If they live relatively decent lives, being kind to others, etc...can they be saved? Or asking it another way, will all people who willingly reject Jesus, spend eternity in hell?
  6. haha I know what the Reformation is. :=P The way you posted ''reformed theology,'' it sounded like Timothy Keller was doing something wrong, or unethical. Sometimes, things get lost in translation. 🙂
  7. Thank you to everyone here who prayed for me, about my situation. I've learned a lot about myself, my weaknesses, and sin habits that come up from when I'm in stressful situations like this. That's something to continue to work on with Jesus. I'm grateful for all of my life, even the burdens that don't make sense. My pastor talking about how the donkey who carried Jesus, was ''burdened.'' But, the burden ended up being a blessing. He explained it better, lol but that message is that sometimes our burdens bring about the most blessings.
  8. I disagree. I've listened to a number of his podcasts, and he loves the Bible, and respects it. We'll have to agree to disagree. Thanks, Matthew. What do you mean by ''reformed?''
  9. You could be right. My prayer is to see him as God does. Only God can do these amazing things in us.
  10. Had a much better work week, although I still don't care for the guy that isn't all that nice to me. That said, I brought it to the attention of my manager, and he handled it. It's a long story, so... But, at the end of it, it's important to pray through all of our trials. God will give us the right thoughts, and the right actions to take. I find myself a bit indifferent now, but maybe I just feel at peace, Idk. I feel that God will always take care of everything, and there is great joy and comfort in knowing this. Resting in this. I also have been praying for this guy, but I still don't like him. lol
  11. Things got a little better this week, but sometimes, God wants us to stand up for ourselves. We see that all through the Bible, and He gave me the strength to do so. I'm happy it's Friday though lol 😍 Really? What do you see in Timothy Keller that you think is off? I'm not entirely sure what Presbyterians ''believe,'' if it's that off the path of non-denominational? I'm non-denominational.
  12. Thanks for this, how do you know if a job is God's will?
  13. I thought so in the beginning when I first took this job last year. When shades of his behavior started. I stayed kind to him, ignored the bad stuff. It just got to the point recently, where I can't pretend like his behavior is okay. I had a talk with management about him, and he is mad that I did this. Honestly, if he resigned, it would be a blessing for the company, whether they realize it or not. I don't wish him any harm of course, I just wish to be respected. I respect him, but at this point, I'm keeping him at an arm's length. There's much more to the story, but I've prayed about this last night, and this morning I felt like God gave me the strength to share with management what has been happening. It's not sexual harassment or anything like that. But, we'll see what happens. Thank you for your prayer and insight, it is something to ponder.
  14. Things are still tense at work, but things had to be said. I prayed about it, God gave me the strength to say them. I think that we often get fearful when money is involved, like we have to tolerate bad behaviors from coworkers because we fear for our jobs. Leaving hugs here for anyone who needs them 😄
  15. I prayed about my work situation, and just like that...God saves the day, as always. I woke up today, refreshed and feeling renewed in Him. I called the manager who is responsible for much of our group right now, and shared my views, in a kind but firm way. It was a great call, and I'm not letting anyone make me feel small again. Have a great day!
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