Prayer & Praise

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  1. Praising God that our power wasn’t out long due to the ice storm here. Only a few hours.
    the attribution on the post got cut off without saying “Walter Brueggemann”

  2. erunner says:

    Does anyone know how Dusty is? Please pray for her.

  3. Catherine says:

    Will pray for Dusty, also, we haven’t heard from Xenia. Has she just taken a sabbatical from the blog? I miss her wisdom and insight on almost everything blog related.

  4. Xenia says:

    Hi Catherine, thank you for thinking about me, you are very kind!

    I suppose I should say a word or two…

    This is not a “stomping off in anger” kind of a thing or a “I”m leaving and never coming back” attitude, it’s more of a “I am not on the same page at the moment” feeling.

    I am not a misfit and nor am I a malcontent, as some say about themselves. I love Christmas and I love winter. I had a less than ideal childhood but I am not inclined to talk about it in public. I believe in a literal 7-day creation and a young earth. I think logic is highly over-rated. I don’t give a fig about the doings of this Driscoll individual. While I do believe in a certain kind of harmless diversity (tall, short, black, white, opera fan, computer geek, mechanic, farmer, poet, rich, poor) I am not a fan of religious diversity. I don’t believe the maxim that is popular here that “No denomination has the entire truth but each denomination has a piece of the truth.” I don’t care for the theologies of Calvin or Luther. I have found myself in the peculiar situation where the only people I usually agree with (at heart) are a CC pastor and a Baptist worship leader (Steve and Josh), representatives of two churches I have left…. it’s a little strange. Moreover, the percentage of posts expressing unbelief is creeping up on the percentage of posts expressing belief and I don’t appreciate the view that a person who believes traditional Christian teaching are somehow stupid and moronic, which is an opinion voiced by a few here. Sure, they are free to say it, Micheal is free to permit it, and I am free not to read it.

    So, not mad at anyone, just not on the same page.

  5. erunner says:

    Know I miss you a lot as well Xenia. I’ve seen a big change in you during my time here and although we may not agree on some things we do agree on the most important things. God bless you.

  6. Catherine says:

    Thank you Xenia for responding. I must say that I agree with much that you have written. I don’t read the majority of comments any more, just skimming through and only reading the comments by people I respect and that I know will not do damage to my faith. The absence of your opinions is felt so strongly. Would you please, if you happen to think of it from time to time, pray for my daughter, Rachel? She has been wounded deeply and has wandered far from the face of God.
    Xenia, I wish you peace in the Holy Spirit and that our Father’s face will always shine upon you. You are simply a pure soul and I have been so enriched through everything you have written on this blog. It makes me laugh that you have chickens–I have nine and their chicken antics just bring me joy..and I too, have long, grey hair. Take care, Xenia of the strong faith!

  7. Xenia says:

    I’ll pray for your Rachel for sure, Catherine.

  8. Nonnie says:

    Catherine, praying for Rachel. I hope you have lots of opportunities to be His hands of love and speak His words of life into her. God bless you. Xenia, thank you for what you shared. The wisdom God has given you will be missed.

  9. London says:

    I’m sitting out for the duration for many of the same reasons that Xenia mentioned, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t ask folks to pray for Ukraine.
    Apparently the police and special forces are entering the square where up to a million people are protesting.
    The people want a peaceful protest, let’s hope the forces do too.

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